Crushes

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Title

Crushes

Subject

Florida State College for Women
Monroe, Kathlyn Medora

Description

An article from the Flambeau, defining the word "crush" in a girls' school, with handwritten commentary from Kathlyn Medora Monroe

Creator

Monroe, Kathlyn Medora

Source

Kathlyn Medora Monroe Scrapbook, 1914-1915
Heritage Protocol & University Archives
HP 2007-135

Publisher

Heritage Protocol, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Date

1914-1915

Rights

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Language

English

Type

Scrapbook

Identifier

HP 2007-135_001_001_005

Text

"Crushes."

A "crush," Websterially speaking, is a violent compression or collision. That isn't what it means in a girl's school. But probably Webster didn't know much about girls! Anyway, a "crush" occurs when you see some lonesome little underclassman, with sad brown eyes and down-curved lips, and you smile at her with an expression a la gumdrop in your eyes, and say "Hey" and syrupy tones, and she falls for it.
After that, the "love of a vase" on your study table is always filled with violets. When you're in a play you're always sure to receive flowers grown in Tampa or Jacksonville. Then Crush will also take you to the Tea Room for milk, and to the corner store for potted ham, and sometimes she takes you to the picture show in a taxi. When you're in a hurry she helps you dress. And because of these hundreds acts of love, you begin to realize what a regular brick she is, and what a worthless specimen you are.
To be sure, you can to some degree compensate for the debt you owe by kissing her goodnight, and by giving her advice. But very often you stand indifferently before this person who watches your every act with admiring and doting eyes. She has adopted you for her pattern. Are you a fit subject? Think it over.

Citation

Monroe, Kathlyn Medora, “Crushes,” That I May Remember: the Scrapbooks of Florida State College for Women (1905-1947), accessed November 19, 2017, http://fscwscrapbooks.omeka.net/items/show/48.