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I went to college with a very high number of guys from the top prep schools, and Groton is far down the pecking order. The MOST prestigious were actually St. Paul's and St. Mark's.

 

Edited by: finance on Mar 26, 2013 9:34 AM

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I didn't say Groton was the most prestigious -- although it certainly is in the top few. I equated it with Eton, which in England is actually one of many schools considered top -- with Winchester, Harrow, etc. Like Eton, Groton has one of the most impressive list of alumni, particularly in public service, as well as other old Yankees -- Roosevelts, from TR's son and brother to FDR and his son; Sumner Wells, the Payne Whitney family; Hugh, James, and Louis Auchincloss, Newbold Morris, McGeorge Bundy, Francis Biddle, Dean Acheson, C. Douglas Dillon, etc.

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My assigned roommate freshman year was from Phillips Exeter, and I learned a lot more about preppydom than I really wanted to know. My college may have had the greatest % of preppies of any college.

 

Edited by: finance on Mar 26, 2013 5:33 PM

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One of my ex boyfriends was an Exeter alum . . . who then went to a military college . . . only to become a civil engineer. . . who volunteers as a river cop. All work and no play = boring boy. BTW, he'd never wear a new shirt (bought his used from Goodwill) and never a starched one, and would never wear a suit of any kind. He said his prep school days put him off formal wear for life.

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From your list of alumni, it looks as if Groton had close ties with Yale. My college was a rival of Yale's. Maybe that's why we didn't have too many Groton alumni....I recall that there were 40-50 Phillips Exeter alumni in my freshman class.

 

Edited by: finance on Mar 26, 2013 6:18 PM

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BTW, lavender's clue is still...

 

>next:

>Babe Paley and Jackie O, lunching at noon

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Lavendar, I think we need another clue. I was (in jest) going to guess TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH, if the ladies were drinking, that is! I've gone through every socialite title I can think of!

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I remember when rich, uppercrust socialite type woman would meet for lunch, so I used a little license with Babe and Jackie. *When Ladies Meet* is the film. Good work, your thread.

 

 

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Correct, Tom. The film where Ida Lupino speaks the immortal lines, "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be eaten by giant rats!"

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-introducing the 1999 greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN....

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