June 1, 1920

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant April 16th, 2012

Jeepers, creepers:

The “hyla crucifer” better known, perhaps, as “peeper” began nocturnal concerts April 18, and was in full cry about ten days later.  One pauses to note that according to the authorities the full-sized adult varies in length from one inch to thumb-nail size!  What would their song be like, if they were larger?

March 26, 1894

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant March 26th, 2012

The fragrance of spring:

Another school record broken!  A flower in full blossom (the skunk cabbage) was found by a botany walk on March 15.  This is the earliest date on which a flower has been found during the School’s history, and is a sure sign that spring will come a fortnight earlier than usual.

March 10, 1894

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant February 20th, 2012

The cold truth:

On Saturday, February 24, the thermometer registered 24° below zero.

5th of April, 1920

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant January 30th, 2012

Frozen feet:

The ice in the School Pond this year has averaged about thirty-six inches thick.  Under the S. P. S. rink, which is kept clear of snow, it must have been close to the record thickness of forty-six inches.

April 5, 1920

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant January 16th, 2012

Winter wonderland:

One of the most familiar sights of the winter has been the big, four-horse sleigh which has transported the children of the neighborhood to school in Concord…Those whose memories go back to the dark ages of St. Paul’s will be interested to know that the sleigh in question is the famous old “Daniel Webster,” which was used for the Washington’s Birthday expeditions to Canterbury.

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