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

Cornfield in the southwest

June 19, 1944
The same place as always

Dear Nicholas,

I think I might have been too optimistic about the future. I got lost in the possibilities. There’s been no word from my aunt and mom is just the same. I know it hasn’t been that long but it was such a heartfelt letter. I must have done five or six drafts to get it perfect and I figured she would jump at the chance to reconnect with her sister. Her sibling is still alive after all.

Never mind that. The news we’ve been hearing out of the Italian front is positive. And the push into France – you boys are really doing it. We’re doing everything we can over here. It’s inspiring to see and we all hope this is in the final stages. We need you home and safe. Soon, I know we’ll be together soon. No two bit dictator can get in our way – just let ’em try!

You’re everything to me.

Elizabeth

Next letter – June 24, 1944

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