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Apr 19th 2008 12:00 AM
I never heard them referred to as anything other than Lits. I suppose they were literary something or other. Usually there was a team of athletic types who would dress in small bikinis, put gold paint all over themselves and a mount scene - the Thinker, Jesus on the cross - scenes familiar to all. What was the paint? Some dangerous lead-based substance?
Apr 19th 2008 8:12 PM
We're having a Lit for the 100th celebrations in 2010, Susan.
Do you want to volunteer to recreate one of the above gold paint scenes??!!!
Apr 19th 2008 9:39 PM
"We're having a Lit for the 100th celebrations in 2010, Susan. Do you want to volunteer to recreate one of the above gold paint scenes??!!!"
Yes, you bet! I'll be The Girl from Ipanema and I will wear a Brasilian bikini- a fio dental
Apr 24th 2009 10:20 PM
The word Lit was shortened from 'Literary Society'. Prior to the fifties there was the 'Small Lit' and the 'Big Lit'. The small lit was held in the attic on the very small stage and was held about once a month. The 'Big Lit' was held on the large stage at the Technical School. Parents were invited to the Big Lits. I think Big Lits were done away with about 1945. Before 1950 on Friday afternoons students attended a club. One club was the Literary Society and they organized the lits. Other clubs included a Chemistry Club, Typing Club. This practice was discontinued for grade 9 in 1948, and for grade 9 and 10 in 1949, for grade 9 10 and 11 in 1950 and grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 1951. So the 1950 graduating class was the last one to have clubs during school time for every year at CCI.
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