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Top alternative women of color of the 90s(from L-R): Anjali Bhatia, Alison Martlew, Leslie Mah, Linda Perry, Lisa Bonet, Lunden De’Leon, Margaret Cho, Melanie Brown and Missy Elliott, Stefanie Eulinberg, and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez.

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Fuck your white washing.

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This letter is postmarked October 20, 1944. It is one of seven letters sent in the same envelope.

Oct 2 - 1944

SOON PLACE IN FRANCE

DEAR’ST ANGLE;

I LOVE YOU DEAR-LY

I HOPE THAT YOU SOON START GETTING MY MAIL AS LONG FOR YOU’RS SO BAD. DARLING, I SORRY THAT I DON’T SEND ALL YOU’R LETTERS AIR MAIL BUT I AM JUST ABOUT OUT OF STAMPS. I DID THINK THAT I HAD ALL I WOULD NEED BUT YOU SEE WE DID NOT KNOW OF THIS TRIP. I LOVE YOU DEAR AND IF IT WAS POSSIBLE, I’D CALL YOU EVEN FROM HERE. 

I HAVE SO MUCH TO TELL YOU, AND SO FULL OF LOVE FOR YOU THAT IT WILL TAKE THE REST OUR LIFES TO DO ALL THE THINGS, I WANT TO DO FOR YOU DEAR. I KNOW THAT EACH DAY I AM AWAY IS ONE LESS DAY OF THE HAPPINESS I WANT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I ONLY LOOK TO THE END OF THE WAR AND MY TRIP HOME TO YOU. I MISS YOU ANGLE, AND I’LL NEVER BE HAPPY TIL WE’RE HOME TOGETHER. 

I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE WELL AND IN GOOD HANDS THAT IT MAKE THIS A LITTLE BIT EASER FOR ME. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF LITTLE BUTCHY AND I TRY AND BE HOME SOON. ALL MY LOVE AND KISSES TO MY ANGLE WIFE

LOVE TO OUR MOTHER AND DAD

YOU’RS FOREVER

LITTLE DICKINESS

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This letter is dated June 29, 1944 and was sent to San Francisco, California.

Dear’st Wife;

I am sorry that I can’t write more but you know how things are dear. You see dear, I do more than anything else know just how much I miss you darling. The most happy part of my life now is too think of the sweet lovely wife that waits for me dear. Darling, I don’t think it be so long befor we are back again & then I am going to do my best to get back to you dear. I do hope that I can get your letters when I get to where we are going. It seems that we are only going to be there a very short time. 

Just take care of yourself dear & I’ll be back soon; I miss you darling so much.

All the love & kisses to my deeply devoted wife. 

Love to my Mother & dad. 

Your always

Pvt Iss  

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This letter is postmarked September 6, 1944. 

AUG-20-1944

SOON WHERE ON A BOAT

DEAR’ST DARLING WIFE; 

I MISS YOU SO DARLING, AND I WANT TO BE WITH YOU SO VERY BAD. I WAS SO VERY HAPPY TO GET YOU ON THE PHONE + THAT YOUR OK DEAR. DARLING; I THINK AND DREAM OF YOU ALMOST ALL THE TIME, AND THE REST OF THE TIME, I THINK OF ALL THE HAPPINESS WELL HAVE WHEN THIS WAR IS OVER. DARLING, I DID NOT GET THE TELEGRAN THAT YOU SEND ME BUT I DID LEAVE MY ADDRESS SO THAT THEY CAN SEND IT ON TO ME. I WISH THAT THERE WAS SOON THING YOU WANTED FROM OVER HERE AS I ALWAY WANT TO GET YOU ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT IN LIFE. I LOVE YOU DARLING AND JUST ABOUT LIVE ON YOUR LETTERS DARLING. YOUR THE BEST LITTLE WIFE IN THE WORLD BUTCHIE AND YOU’LL ALWAY BE THAT WAY. DARLING, I AM GOING TO DO EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD TO BE WITH YOU WHEN WE COME BACK AGAIN DARLING. I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH DARLING-ANGLE. 

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND MOTHER AND DAD AS YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME.

ALL THE LOVE AND KISSES TO MY LOVELY DEVOTED WIFE. YOU’R LOVE WILL ALWAY BE MY LIFE. 

YOU’R HUSBOND

BUTCHIE

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You better run, run, run. Here we come. Revving our engines under the sun. You’re cruising for a bruising. Keeping me cool. Smooth and steady. Slicked back hair. Man, things are getting heavy. You’re cruising for a bruising. Two wheels and an open road. Wrapped in leather. Ready to go.

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This letter is postmarked September 6, 1944. 

AUG 23-44

ABOARD A SHIP

MY DARLING WIFE; PART

DARLING, I HOPE YOU GET THIS TWO LETTERS TOGETHER AS THEY ARE ON THE SAME DAY. DARLING WE DON’T DO ANYTHING ON THIS TRIP BUT TAKE LIFE EASE, AND LAY OUT ON THE SUN DECK. THERE IS HOPE THAT WE MAY GET FORLOUGH AS SOON AS WE GET BACK FROM THIS TRIP. I SURE DO HOPE SO AS I AM SO VERY LONESOME FOR YOU DEAR. DARLING, I GET SO VERY TRIED OF SHIPS THAT I’LL BE SO VERY HAPPY TO BE HOME WITH YOU AGAIN. I HAVE VERY LITTLE USE FOR WATER AFTER THE GREAT ANOUNT I HAVE SEEN. BY THE WAY; DARLING, I GOT THE PACKAGE YOU SEND ME AND IT WAS JUST WHAT I WANTED. I’LL SPEND MY TIME PUTING IT INTO GOOD USE JUST THINKING OF YOU DARLING, AND PLAINING TO MAKE YOU HAPPY WHEN I GET BACK. I DON’T WANT OR NEED ANYTHING, BUT THE WISH OF BEENING BACK AT HOME WITH YOU AND MOTHER AND DAD. DARLING, I AM SO VERY HAPPY TO FINE THAT YOU ARE IN GOOD HEALTH; AS DARLING YOU’LL SHALL ALWAY COME FIRST IN MY LIFE.

LOVE AND HEALTH TO MY DEVOTED

I MISS YOU DEEPLY WIFE.

LOVE TO MOTHER AND DAD

YOUR LITTLE BUTCHIE

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