July 24, 1943. Letter from Leona Badia, née De Nardo to Danny Badia

Title

July 24, 1943. Letter from Leona Badia, née De Nardo to Danny Badia

Subject

Italian-American, 1943

Description

Leona addresses Danny for the first time as "My Darling (Husband)" . She jokes that she will give him "a good spanking for a welcome instead of a big kiss". She and Danny's mom question the silence between letters and thanks him for a poem he wrote her. Jean and her sister will be coming and staying at Emil's. She praises him for receiving a shooting medal and reminds him to be careful. There is talk of a surprise and also about where people they know are stationed, or those who were sent home on leave. She mentions work at Packard and the sale of his family's house.

Creator

Leona Badia, née De Nardo

Source

Badia Family Collection

Publisher

Italian Program, Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature, Florida Atlantic University

Date

1943-07-24

Contributor

Nicoletta Sorice

Rights

Patricia Badia-Johnson

Format

Paper

Language

en

Type

Card

Coverage

Detroit, US-MI

Citation

Leona Badia, née De Nardo, “July 24, 1943. Letter from Leona Badia, née De Nardo to Danny Badia,” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed August 4, 2021, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/71.