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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

In both of today’s letters, we hear about Easter Sunday activities. Harry also wrote again about needing letters and Effie’s mother’s scheme to run two boarding houses. Effie wrote about her problems with writing, her mother’s state of mind, her need to work, and how she had come to read a letter he had written to her mother.

“You know that you are sick about as much of the time as you are well or nearly so & any little thing like the cholera might strike you as a good thing to take in.”

“Its all very funny now, but I tell her perhaps she’ll sing another tune when I leave home.”


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