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From the Archives

Down in the Valley

Down in the valley where the trout stream lies,

Dreams of my childhood days gone by,

Down where the Berkshire foothills end,

Lies not a school, but my dearest friends.

I want to go back, to Dear Old Rumsey,

Hearin′ ya′ call, I’m comin′ back to you next fall.

My home in the Glen, in the Shepaug Valley

Even though I was small then

I felt so tall when I went to Rumsey Hall.

Remember football, Clef Club, Red and Blue,

Effort List and Blackballs, too.

Since I’ve been away from you,

Life’s been one long weekend blue. Please

Carry me back to Dear Old Rumsey.

I had a ball those lovely years I spent at Rumsey.

Down on the banks of the Bantam River.

Even though I was small then I felt so tall

When I went to Rumsey Hall-Rumsey Hall!

Downey Stancs P ’70, ’71, ’73, ’75, ’76, GP ’08, ’11