Obligatory Sunday Letter
by C.L. Harden

Autumn 1960

"A Typical Day at Columbia Military Academy"

We arise at whatever time suits us, so long as it is by 7:00. We listen to pleasant music played over the loudspeaker system as we ready ourselves for another delightful day. At 7:00 a bugle blows to gently prod along some who are inclined to do a little lagging. At 7:15 we find ourselves under the radiance of a beautiful sunrise as we march along to breakfast to the accompaniment of march-time music and a cool morning breeze.

As the cadets seat themselves and begin to breakfast, the tangy odor of orange juice and coffee drifts over the dining hall until we are encompassed in stimulating aromas. After partaking of an incredible choice of food, the cadets slowly walk