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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry let Effie know that he had written to her mother and was agonizing over whether to write to her friend Ada for her wedding. He also wrote of spending more time with the ladies in the hall and of the weather.

The upcoming wedding continued to make Effie’s mother blue, enough so that tenant Mrs. Ellis had reminded her that she had lived on the opposite coast after her marriage to Effie’s father. Effie also itemized more of Ada’s gifts.

“My own do you feel that you will be excited on our wedding day? It does not seem to me that I shall.” Osborn, Henry 1886-1-10

“‘…I said, besides, Mrs. Loag, you must remember that you did the very same thing yourself and you cant blame her.’” Osborn, Effie 1886-1-10



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