Reminiscences of the Class of 1907

Authored by Hilda Kippenhan, transcribed by Kipp Kippenhan


Class Motto – “Impossible is Un-American”

Class Colors – Lavender and White

Class Flower – White Rose


Members – Ralph Thompson, Dora Masters, Ivy Moore, Elmer Sheets, Vern Drummond, Nellie Young, Anna Schwartz, Hilda Kippenhan


Sir Ralph the Rover, tore his hair,

          And beat his breast in his despair,

To find that the prophesies he had spilled

          Over his class, were yet unfilled.


Dora, Dora, called the Master.  

          Looking for something to make life go faster;

Her charming good nature ne’er had a flaw.

          So she was woo’d and one by a daring Ketchpaw.


Iva Moore, Ivy Moore,

          If her standing was ninety she wanted more;

We never found a truer heart.

          How well in life she plays her part.


Elmer Sheets, Elmer Sheets,

          Living ‘mong the fields of wheat;

If in school he was given a chance,

          He led Mr. Austin a pretty dance.


Vera, Vera, ne’er in trouble,

          She was always teacher’s bubble.

Smiling face and heart of gold.

          Of her sterling worth John need not be told.


Nellie Youngs, Nellie Youngs,

          She could always do the sums;

Spreading sunshine far and wide,

          She became a doctor’s bride.


Anna Schwartz, Anna Schwartz,

          We know your heart is not of quartz;

In every joke you had a share,

          And now the name of Rossman bear.


                                                          Hilda Kippenhan


Source: 1916 Greenwood High School Annual (The Quiver)



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