This is the thirty-sixth of 87 letters exchanged during World War II between Nicholas Salvatore and Elizabeth Galloway. For more see Nicholas and Elizabeth.
July 8, 1944
On the edge of happiness
I just received a letter from my aunt and it’s good news! She’s doing well in New York, never married and said she’d love to reconnect with my mom! I asked if she would send me a picture of herself, and she did. I remember so little of her, but after seeing that there’s no doubt they’re sisters.
She had some reservations and I know they won’t be great friends overnight, but was ready to give up on her and now there’s hope. My mom isn’t here at the moment and I can’t wait to show her the letter. This is it, I can feel it. Something’s starting now and I don’t know what it’s going to lead to but I know it will be good.
Well, she read the letter. All she did was tell me not to meddle in things that I don’t understand. I asked what it was I didn’t understand but she couldn’t, or wouldn’t, tell me. I still think this is what we’ve been waiting for. She’s been hurt by so much these last few months (years), I just need to find some way to get through to her. If she could see the possibilities everything could be different. Everything could be better.
Next letter – July 18, 1944