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Letter from Kosinski

Khaki is Suitable for any Season

March 1945 sees two letters to Dad from friends back home in Albany; one from Isabel Pawluc, the Secretary of St. Cecelia’s Choir, dated March 20 and another from Stanislaus Kosniski, the director of the choir dated March 30. The letters cover much of the same topics and can almost be read as one letter. … Continue reading »

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The Snow is All Drifted

February 6, 1945.  In an interesting coincidence, both Isabell Pawluc and Stanislaus Kosinski, two friends from Albany who are associated with the St Cecilia’s choir, write letters to Dad on the same day. The letters are interesting in that the same themes that were covered in Anna’s letter of February 3 are covered regarding the … Continue reading »

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News About People You Know

Dad received a couple of letters from friends in June. The first one comes from Stanislaus Kosinki, the director of St Cecilia’s Choir. He writes that “I am very glad that you are still on this side of the ocean and hope the Nazis will collapse before you are sent over.” He also writes that … Continue reading »

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I Have Tasted the Mud of Kansas

Next up is a pair of letters from Joe Damusis, a fellow that Dad met while at Savanna Ordnance School in early 1943, and a letter from Prof. Stanislaus Kosinski, the director of the choir back home. Joe updates Dad on what he has been up to, including the locations of his most recent assignments. … Continue reading »

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We Are Thinking of You

November 12, 1943.  A short letter from Professor Stanislaus Kosinski to Dad. Kosinski is the director of St. Cecelia’s Choir to which Stanley and Dad belonged before being drafted into the Army. Kosinski brings Dad up to speed on news about the choir. It looks like Kosinski’s son Ted has also been drafted. With the war … Continue reading »

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Wartime Marriages are Continuing

June 18, 1943. A letter from Stanislaus Kosinski, the director of the choir at St Cecelia’s, to Dad. Mr. Kosinski apologizes for not writing earlier (the last letter I have from him is dated May 1) as he has been busy preparing the graduation program at the school. He gets right to the some news … Continue reading »

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Letters from Friends Back Home

A couple of short letters from friends back home. April 30, 1943 from Anne McCann (nee Moran), and May 1, 1943 from Stanislaus Kosinski (aka: The Professor or the Choir Director). Anne asks when Dad expects to be home on furlough. With her new husband now in the Army, Anne notes that “I spent a … Continue reading »

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Whose Baby Do You Rock to Sleep?

April 13, 1943. A letter from Alex Kosinsnki from back home in Albany.  I’m not definite on the relation between Alex Kosinski and Stanislaus Kosinski the Choir Director. However, based on a quick Google search result which turned up information from the 1940 census it looks like he is the son of the Choir Director. He has … Continue reading »

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