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Leona's counsin's letter is just a list of questions about her new address, where her family is living, her brother's family situation and other family details.

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Danny writes to let Leona know that he is saddened to know that she does not intend to visit until March and he will likely be gone by then. He has asked her not to write him again unless she wishes to explain, but that he loves her with all his…

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He thanks her for the package with a "capocollo" (traditional Italian salami). Some of his buddies are of Italian descent but they have never heard about capocollo! He talks about girls over there. He is asking her to write to a lonely fellow who saw…

A new boy writes to Leona after seeing her picture "you are the most beautiful girl in the world'

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He talks about a jazz songs he likes: "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" by Herry James and others. He loves music and listen to his radio. He calls her "good looking".

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Rose writes that she has quit school to begin working. She wishes Leona well with her move to Detroit.

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Bob is Leona's cousin, but his letter has an intimate tone. He describes the plot of the book that he is reading, which is a love story for men. He offers intermittent advice on her relationship with Danny but ultimately tells her she is on her own.

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This letter from Leona's sister confirms that her mother is well although she is worried for Leona, her father and Johnnie and about not being able to rent their house after the flood.

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Danny's letter is a follow up to a phone conversation the night before. He now understands that Leona wants to get her family affairs settled before moving to Detroit. He tells her that he does not visit any Italian families with daughters so that…

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Geo tells Leona about a USO sponsored show that he attended and how packed and funny it was. He also mentions a plane crash during an emergency landing and how they are training in the woods to get used to the war zone. He mentions that he is sorry…

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