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Tony71

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I found this buried amidst my stuff. I never got around to getting a sweater to place it on so it got stuck into a drawer and has survived. It was a minor letter I received for being in the orchestra and dance band.

 


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As The MacKenzie Brothers would say:

"Beauty, eh?"

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Hi Tony,

 

I've got my MC letter right next to my computer.  I received mine for of

all things: Public Relations!!  Brother Eugene decided that no one would

get a letter for being involved with the Drama Club: too many categories

to consider: acting, singing, orchestra, stage crew, art design, costume and

makeup, etc.  I was a member of the Glee Club for two years, but I don't

remember letters being given out for that activity either.

 

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I  have mine- still sewn onto my school sweater!.... However, this topic brings back some unpleasant  memories concerning my  school letter...I was in the Orchestra and Dance Band for four years...I was the School Organist and played for Mass every morning in the Boy's Chapel....I was also the typist for the senior  publication known as "Page Two"... Unfortunately,  by being so active especially during  my senior  year, I had to be in two places at one time and missed some rehearsals... Brother Robert, the Orchestra moderator, decided that I only deserved a minor letter instead of a major letter because I had missed some rehearsals...  The major letter was larger- white with green trim, as opposed to the minor letter which was smaller-  green with white trim...I was really looking forward to getting that major letter, too... I remember some "words" between myself and Brother Robert over this, and he told me that he felt that he was right because I "had my finger in too many pies"...Well, in time, I cooled off, ate all the pie, and let it go...I accepted  the minor letter and realized that there were more important things in the world... I am still friends with Brother Robert over these last 40 years, and I have much respect for him... I remember there were  times that I got  together with him and a few '66 grads in the late 60's- early 70's... I still get e-mails from him..... But, I have to admit- to this day,  it still causes a little pain when I think about it... I guess you just cant always get what you want......KJF'66.

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Ladies -

 

Does anyone remember:  did WE have 'major' and 'minor' letters?  I know I would have qualified for a few minor ones -- not really sure what the distinction would have been.  I was a JV cheerleader, worked the school newspaper, and a few other odd things.  I don't think I ever got a letter.  Anybody ?  Curious ...

 

Tony - Proud of ya buddy!  And it's still Green!

 

Lynda


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I remember no distinction of "major" and "minor" letters.  All I know is that I was very active with leadership roles in some areas and never received a letter - never even expected to receive a letter.  I thought they were given out for jv and varsity sports.  I had no idea they were given out for Band, Orchestra and Glee Club.  I guess there was some leeway in deciding which activities deserved letters and which didn't qualify. 

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Brother Eugene decided that no one would

get a letter for being involved with the Drama Club: too many categories

to consider: acting, singing, orchestra, stage crew, art design, costume and

makeup, etc.  I was a member of the Glee Club for two years, but I don't

remember letters being given out for that activity either.

 

SAMMY67

Thanks Sammy. I had always wondered why I got a letter for orchestra -- which I was not very good at -- and never got one for drama. I also got -- but no longer have -- two pins. One said orchestra and one was a in the shape of a saxophone. Sr. Mary Corde gave me the letter without fanfare one afternoon as I was leaving the practice rooms. Quite different from the award nights that schools now have.


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I played 3 years of basketball - 1 JV and 2 Varsity, Co-captain of the Varsity - and I "think" I have a sweater and a letter.  That's a big "think".  I know I found the sweater in my closet one day (it no longer fit ) and I seem to recall there was a letter (minor I think).  I can't locate it now.  Probably in the back of the closet somewhere.

 

Be well all!  God bless! 

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Don't cry Janet. I don't think Kevin's sweater fits him either.

Tony71, don't you think you might have thrown that thing in the wash BEFORE taking a picture of it.

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Brother Eugene decided that no one would get a letter for being involved with the Drama Club: too many categories to consider: acting, singing, orchestra, stage crew, art design, costume and makeup, etc.  I was a member of the Glee Club for two years, but I don't remember letters being given out for that activity either.

 

SAMMY67

 

 

Cheesh, Jim--they gave me a minor letter just for the freakin' math club! Yep, we had a math team/club that actually competed against other schools in solving advanced algebra and calculus problems. (Those who know me today are no doubt making "Rainman" jokes, or should be. )

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Don't cry Janet. I don't think Kevin's sweater fits him either.

Tony71, don't you think you might have thrown that thing in the wash BEFORE taking a picture of it.

 

That's what it looked like after it came out of the wash.


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That's what it looked like after it came out of the wash.

I wonder what it looked like before the wash?


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I still have my sweater and my letter.  Graduated in '65 and I got it for cheerleading.

 

Lynda

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I was in Orchestra for 4 years- Concert Mistress- but while I have a tiny pin, never received a letter. Could they have given them to the boys only????


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I received a small gold and blue enamel pin for work on the CrescenTower.  It said "Press." 


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