The earliest Owl copy I have is from May, 1902. It makes me wonder, since I have copies from several months of the same year, if it was published monthly or just what the schedule was.
If you look closely in the top right hand corner, you can see Leon Levy, 04 FHS. So this would have belonged to my grandfather's older (by 2 years) brother, Leon.
And in 1902 they put advertisements on the back cover.
Good to know that Cutter's Fountain was open. But, sadly, I DON'T know what that means.
This is interesting. Have you ever heard the term Tonsorial before? I sure hadn't. But I learned from Merriam Webster that it means of or relating to a barber or the work of a barber. Who knew?
Look at the list of athletes - my grandfather's brother was the Treasurer of the B.A.A. (Boys' Athletic Association?)
And also a member of the Senate. I think all four boys participated in the Senate but it seems that Leon was probably the most active.
This reminds me of social networking of today - what are the alumni up to? I wonder what a P.G. course is?
Look, it's an ad for undertakers again! And not just one but two, side-by-side!
This cracks me up - SWELLEST???
I'm puzzled about the term Fresno Boy - my grandmother used to call my grandfather Boy.
And then we're on to December, 1903.
Here's The Owl staff in December, 1903.
Whoa! Wonder why they're crossed out? Was Leon upset that he wasn't on the staff? Did he cross off those he knew?
This must be a reverse psychology marketing ploy - PLEASE STAY AWAY?
I'd love to visit the Big Busy Drug Store for some hot chocolate with whipped cream. I'll bet it really was the "best ever".
More to come!