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And today we had annother very heavy rain and things look lovely the trees are out in full leaf. I suppose things are ahead of us where you are. wish I could see my big sister. I am writing this on watch and it is now one oclock a m so I must close and go to bed again
Edith I dont think Sadie and I will get to Pittsburgh this Summer on my vacation as she expects to be sick aboiut the time I will get my vacation some where about the last of July so dont look for us this year
so Well I must close Now write soon
Your Loving Brother and Sister Sadie and Archie.
Good Night and a Kiss from both
S - H
[right page] Cleveland _O_ May 1st 1896
Dear Sister Edith
I hope you will not feel offended at us for writing at so late a date for me and truly ashaimed of our selves for not answering your kind letter earlier [illegible] letting you know you we liked the beautiful dishes you sent us.
Well Edith the reason we havent written sooner is this Sadie has been busy cleaning house and doing her sewing so she has been waiting for me to write and I have been waiting for her Besides Father Lowery was very sick in this time and Sadie and I both spent all the time we could with Father but he died on the 18th
of us and the following Saturday was the funeral and he was put in the vault and last Sunday wsa taken out and burried in a nice family lot which Mother bought. it was just like annother funeral when he was burried I couldent go but Sadie was there and just a few of their Friends. So Edith I know you wont feel [hard?] at us fro not writing sooner will you? Edith Sadie thinks the dishes just lovely and apreciates every thing you have sent her and now she is almost through house cleaning and was wishing today that you could see the house while every thing is nice and clean I tell you what she has got things fixed nice and we have got a nice little home and Happy and many times obliged for the dishes
[right page] Jennie is at our house now came out Yesterday on my day off and is going home tomorrow she said Ma is well as usual she said I suppose you know they had a fire over there but it dident amount to very much I guess.
Louise came out this evening to see how we are as they havent seen us for sometime she was saying they were down to the cemetery today to see Fathers grave and put some flowers on it they visit him often Edith I tell you [here?] is a family [to?]
I see how a Father is missed it seems as though they cant get over it But is is the same end that we all have got to come to _ _
Edith we had an awful rain here yesterday down town the streets were filled with water and hail so that the sewers wouildent carry it away fast enough and it backed up over the sidewalks and flooded the basements of the stores and buildings so the loss will no doubt be great