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hd1.4 - Their hon-ea boir.g so scattered circumstances...
Their hon-ea boir.g so scattered circumstances diJ net al any concert f action in the matter of uniformity either in color or quality of goods for so many girls the only requisition or .on was that each dress sliDuli oe .he result of home industry and ingenuity. Mothers were therefore forced to exercise their cwa taste and judgment and to employ the best of such materials as they had at hood and it seemed to be the pride of each woman's heart not oniy to please her daughter but to gratify her own am- Eltlon ir. maiiing the praiseworthy garment which would cause our honored president to "lift his hat. How anxiously and eagerly we waited to see those commencement dresses And what marvelous surprises awaited us It was really an experiment with us then this wearing { f homespun on a "swell" occasion. Commeaceonfiii heretofore had been a tlm of "dress parade. when the finest and most becoming suits- were donned and the girls were very apprehensive now that these homespun gowns would not be becoming. I for one however bad an make interesting history but had all of those pretty girls carefully preserved their graduating gowns and placed them in some museum they would doubtless attract more attention today than the costliest raiment of all the queens of the world. Recalling this old-time commencement brings to mind something which I must mention. It is the unique and interesting essay delivered by one of our classmates that day. Her subject was "The Mirror. She was an attractive beauty of the Irish type with black hair "shingled" like a boy's this adding to-the youthful charm of her face. She had large violet eyes with long black lashes touching cheeks resemb ling'the ripe peach in their freshness and glow and pure white teeth between red laughing lips. She was graceful In form and brilliant of mind. An agreeable surprise awaited our class when we were requested to rise while she delivered her remarks to us without manuscript or no to. She dreamed to she said that the spirits had given her her subject and that they opened to her vision a panoramic scene She stood a it were Dir.5' an\ \It lh ullrormity uige5 ll1 dr ss Ir.g Juity. ch S h d SE'em t e w man's plea e r\sl- thc e awajt d .n Comme cp.mtlt "dec s hom pun g wns I story I an I I --tls to. the ling the laugh In manu- I note t. Itoodaa oton s ttlon pt I I boy's--this to as . - : . , ¬ - / ¬ ; , - . , ' . . , , ¬ . , . ' , : , - . ¬ " . " " ! ! , > " " ¬ . , , ? " . " - - . . , , , . , , . - . . " . " , , " " ' - . , , ' , , . . ¬ . , , , ¬ , , * , . . ( : ' ; . : " \ ' \ . : . . : ; . : ' ; : ) . . . . . : ; . . . : : ! . . . - - . . ' , : - \ ) ' ) ' ! ; : $ : ) ; . ' : : ' ' : ; ; . \ ) : ) " - . . . " : . . ; ; . : : , ) \ , & . } . ' \ " ) ' : ! ! " . : . . ' - - : : ' ! : . . . . & ' , . , - , ; ; . ; ; ; - ' ; ' - ' - . ' - - -

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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 10 Mar 1895, Sun,
  3. Page 2

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