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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry gave an account of the first day of botany class under Miss Shoemaker’s supervision and talked again about Dr. Smart’s interaction with him. The phrase “as smiling as a basket of chips” apparently originated from shipbuilding.

Effie teased Harry about his memory and filled him in on the doings at the boarding house.

“Your account of Fritz was capital.” Osborn, Henry 1885-9-16

“I wonder how many other things you have forgotten.” Osborn, Effie 1885-9-16


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