Downingtown High School - Our Year Cuckoo Yearbook (Downingtown, PA)

 - Class of 1920

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14 THE CUCKOO EDITH MILLER. (“Edie”) Basketball (3). Class play. Commercial. Captain of basketball. “Sister,” she’ll be to all of them, and loving, fickle a bit true, Rather inclined round her fingers to wind, say, a dozen or two. MABEL LEWIS. (M’Eppie) Class play. Classical. My tongue within my lips I reign, For who talks much, must talk in vain. tL

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THE CUCKOO 1 :i DOROTHEA M. MOORE. (“Dorrey”) Secretary of Literary Society. Alumnae editor of Cuckoo. Commencement. Classical. Of her friends there are a “Powel”-ful many, Her foes—Are there anv? JOHN W. POWELL. (Jack) Football (2). Basketball (2). Manager of football team. President of Literary Society. Classical. John is filled with greed. Verily, filled to overflowing ; always wanting Moore. Moore. Moore. ESTHER M. AX. (“Pete”) Classical. Class play. A maid that’s little, but most entrancing; for she “Hath-a-way.” MARGARET BRAY. (Peg) Editor-in-chief of Cuckoo. Secretary of Senior class. O. G. A. member. Class day. Commercial. A hearty friend, a comrade true If she has faults, they’re very few.



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THE CUCKOO 1 5 IScr (graduation Hrraa Esther Gee, ’23. Mary, the daughter of Jacob Murry, lived in Thortonville, a small town in New York State. Her mother died when she was born and she had lived with her father in a small house in that town ever since. At the time this story opened Mary was a girl of 18 years of age. She was to graduate that spring in the high school at Thortonville. She had worked hard to go to school, because they were poor and her father had to work every day, so as to get enough money to let her go to school and to keep the two in clothes and enough to eat. The time was drawing near for Mary to graduate. When she thought it over, (she was worried because she didn't have any new dress and she knew her father couldn’t afford to buy her any. The following weeks that Mary went to school were sad ones for her. She heard all the other girls talking about the dresses they were going to buy. Some were going to get crepe de chines, some Georgette, some satins and many other kinds. Mary knew she couldn’t afford to get any of these. She did not want to go in her last summer’s dress, which was white lawn, because it had been washed many times and was hardly fit to wear to a commencement. When Mary had first started in at high school she met a boy who was in her class whose name was Jack Tal-madge. He was a very rich boy and all the girls were crazy over him. He was polite and manly and liked all the girls, but as soon as he had seen Mary with her dark brown curls and blue eyes he decided that he liked her best of all. As the time was drawing near commencement time Jack saw that something was troubling Mary. So the night [ before commencement he asked her if he could take her home the next night. She hesitated, but finally said “No,” because she told him she was not coming. He asked her why, but she only said she didn’t want to go. But Jack guessed what was keeping her away from it. Jack’s sister Isabelle, a girl the same | age as Mary, had died the summer before. She had been invited to a party and had bought a new party dress of 1 pink crepe de chine. She never wore the dress because before the party came she took diphtheria and died. No one had seen the dress but the Talmadge family, so Jack decided to ask hi'i mother if he could have the dress to I give to Mary. Mrs. Talmadge was a 1 kind-hearted motherly woman. She did not like to part with her daughter’s dress, but as she knew that it would make Mary happy, she told Jack he could have it. That same night Jack found a box and put the dress in it and took it to Mary’s house. He put it on the porch and then knocked on the door and hid behind a lilac bush. Mary came to the door, but only saw a large white box on the porch. She took it into the house and opened it. There was a note inside of it which read: “Please accept this gift from a friend who will never tell from whom it was sent.” Mary was delighted and after consulting her father she decided to Tceep it. She went to the commencement the next night and Jack took her home. In after years when she graduated from college she wore the pretty pink dress. I although she never knew from where I it came. •D.H.S.-

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