TBT: The Alleghany Rattler April 25, 1929: Alleghany Reunion Planned (& Fun 1979 Pic!)

Editor’s Note:  As part of our year-long celebration of our 100th Year Anniversary (1922-2022), we’ll post a Throwback Thursday edition of our Alleghany Rattler Newspaper to give you a peek into life at camp across those 100 summers!

We radically mixed Rattler decades here! In these pieces we see camp planning reunions and otherwise celebrating that Spring is in the air and that means camp is soon at hand! 

The Alleghany Rattler April 25, 1929: Alleghany Reunion Planned

Plans are now being formulated for an Alleghany reunion in May which will include the Danville, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Randolph-Macon, Hollins, and Sweet Briar groups.

Last year the reunion was held at Alice Wiley’s bungalow at Timber Lake near Lynchburg. This year it is hoped that Sweet Briar lake will be available.

An interesting program including camp movies, group stunts, swimming, camp fire songs, stories, and announcements is being tentatively outlined.

1929 Poem: A Dream of Camp

Sitting by the fireside cozy, 
I was feeling somewhat dozy,
Dreaming dreams of camping days,
Happy dreams of camping ways,
Did I hear it?
Did I dream it?
What was that I heard so clearly.
Playing “Taps” I loved so dearly?

As the echo died away
It felt like the close of a camping day.
In my window the sun was beaming,
And then I knew that I’d been dreaming!

— By “Pinkie” Martin

April 1979 Graphic in the Rattler:

Here’s a PDF version of the above graphic for you to print out and color! (Print portrait orientation on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.) Enjoy!