Last week I featured an excerpt from the 1920 Concordia yearbook, "The Scout," on our Facebook page. It was from the Miscellaneous section and something I found especially humorous was the "Things that Never Happen" list. Here it is:
"Prexy advocates the Movies. Silence in the freshmen row.
Girls' Basketball team. Pie on Mondays.
Dances in the 'Gym.' Freshmen wearing green caps.
Tomorrow we will have a holiday. A short history lesson.
Agnar without a girl. Juniors pleasing everybody.
Olsen 'stepping out.' The rising bell forgetting to ring.
Everybody getting up for Sunday breakfast. Observing 'study hours.'
Unstad wearing an American collar. Alice forgetting to attend choir.
Dinner served at 12:35. Miss Hagen advocating open doors.
Full attendance at Chapel. Skipping biology Lab.
Smoking allowed on the Campus. Nobody getting 'winded' in
Seniors relishing a good joke. Homer Class."
Some of the listings sound silly since they're common now, but some of them still never happen today! And then there are some inside jokes where I guess you just had to be there.