by Patty McGraw
Our Senior Class President
Class of '66
(as written in a 1966 Tick Talk)
September, l962, found thirty-six freshmen waiting eagerly to enter the Mount, but tears came to our eyes as we said good-by to our parents for the first time. We were caught in the web of events that year. First campfire, blind dates for the Autumn Whirl, apple-cider parties, Epiphany Party, and Mother Geneieve's Feast Day are all part of our memories. The climax of the year was our Freshmen Show entitled "Thirty-Six Peas in a North-South Stew."
We busied ourselves Sophomore year preparing for Valentine Party by electing Arleen Gwynne as queen and Jannie Wilson and Irene Severs attendants. Our theme was Candyland." The student lounge was decorated with ice cream cones, a life size gingerbread house with a roof made of pink cardboard circles, a lollipop pond, a lemonade fountain, and a cookie-jar. The entertainment was our interpretation of "Hansel and Gretel" starring Blanche Yaeger and "E" Haning. Our year ended with "A Visit to the World's Fair presented by our class on Parents' Night.
With Junior year came our dorm Christmas party and our first issue of "Tick Talk". For May Party, our theme was "Hannibal, Missouri's Annual Church Social." The student lounge was decorated with a watermill, a wharf, a winding stream of blue plastic bags, the picnic scene, and the Church social scene. It was during our Junior year that for the first, second , third and fourth time we acted out "Madeline, featuring Pat Munera and eleven members of our class. We sang at Junior-Senior Serenade, served at Alumnae Day, and enjoyed ourselves at Junior-Senior Banquet. Finally we were Seniors.
We describe Seniorland as Outlineland as we study Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese, Persian, Greek, Roman, Hindu, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Irish, and English literature. In American History, we are confronted with how much we don't know about the United States. But we study and try to learn, sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing. And now, graduation is here and we must say good-bye to the Mount and tears come once again.