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A Rollercoaster of Emotions

After filling Harry in on her student situation, Effie returned to his feelings about letter writing. She had decided that he was angry since she hadn’t received a letter from him and she was resigned to his having “fits” on the issue. 242 more words

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Harry's Anguish and Effie's Worry

After delaying writing for a number of days, Harry opened up about how he had been suffering because Effie hadn’t been writing every day. He proposed that they reveal their engagement so her reason for writing could be shared publicly, though he said that he didn’t want to pressure her into it.  201 more words

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To Hamline and Back Again

Hamline University is a small private college in St. Paul where I earned my undergraduate degree and spent my formative years trying to shake my shyness and become something more than the sweet, smart, quiet girl I was in high school. 634 more words


Engagement Etiquette

Effie responded to Harry’s suggestion that she visit his family by telling him that it was their place to make the first move; she couldn’t just foist herself upon them. 124 more words

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Playing Skat

In a short letter, Effie wrote using the metaphor of the card game Skat for her skirmishes with her mother about writing letters. She had at last put her foot down on the subject. 99 more words

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Adding to the Pocketbook

Harry and Effie both wrote of earning money in today’s letters: he by writing articles for periodicals and she by teaching as many piano lessons as possible. 203 more words

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Guns, Surplus Priorities Split Dayton, Johnson

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson confronted one another Sunday over claims being made in their race during a debate that showcased differences on Minnesota budget and gun policy.Democratic Gov. 570 more words