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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

At last, after a visit from Harry’s sister Sue, Effie believed that she understood what the trouble was with Harry’s family. No, no clues, but Effie showed that she was skilled at psychological analysis. We will reveal that Sue thought he had been making too much of a fuss about them not writing. The Loag household was still anxious about the lack of a conclusive election result.

Harry teased Effie about her reactions to what he deemed to be complements and then waxed rhapsodic describing the change of seasons in the area around Purdue.

“They are mad with you, but dont seem to be with me.” Osborn, Effie 1884-11-6

“I dont believe you are half as obtuse as you pretend & are mostly trying to tease me a little.” Osborn, Henry 1884-11-6


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