This is the sixteenth of 87 letters exchanged during World War II between Nicholas Salvatore and Elizabeth Galloway.
For more see Nicholas and Elizabeth.

Cornfield in Arizona

January 10, 1944

Arizona, USA

Nicholas –

I only now received the letters you sent since Thanksgiving. They arrived in Texas after I left. My roommate sent them on to me here. I’m sorry I didn’t know what was going on and I’m sorry I didn’t write sooner. I promise to write scads from now on. Mother says hello. She wants to know why I’m writing to a stranger. I told her we haven’t been strangers ever since you ordered that black coffee. There is still no sign of my father. I don’t feel much of anything towards him. I don’t mean to be cold but we’d be better off if he didn’t come back. Eighteen years and he never once said he loved me. How else could I be expected to feel?

Keep warm,


Next letter – January 13, 1944