“Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” and Alpha Omicron Pi

If you look at the list of Founders’ Days at the bottom of this blog, you will see that I have Alpha Omicron Pi listed as celebrating Founders’ Day, today, December 8. According to the post on the AOPi website:

Each chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi is expected to celebrate Founders’ Day. AOII was founded on January 2, 1897, but, due to the holidays, that date is often problematic for members to gather to celebrate the founding of our Fraternity. At the 1921 AOII Convention, Founders’ Day was officially changed to December 8, the birthday of Founder Stella George Stern Perry. Because December 8 is often right before or during finals, not to mention in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, most chapters wait to celebrate Founders’ Day until January, or even February.

 I found this item in a 1917 To Dragma of Alpha Omicron Pi:

How could I not leave that tidbit of information alone? Grace Humiston was the subject of a recent book by Brad Ricca. A 1903 NYU yearbook lists Mary Grace Quackenbos as a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi chapter.

Here is some more information about “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes.”

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