Janet is sixteen years old when we meet her. She is the sister of Danny Cavelli, Joseph Rabinowitz' best army buddy. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. She is described as "...a pretty girl with long, straight blonde hair that fell down her back between her shoulder blades. She appeared slim with the beginning of a good figure." In her frequent letters to her brother in Kentucky she includes snippets of fanciful poems she's written. Danny shows those poems and her pictures to Joseph. In time he develops a crush on the young girl.
Danny is killed in a car crash and Joseph goes into a coma. When he awakens, Janet writes to him in the hospital. Upon his discharge, Joseph goes to Cleveland and meets Janet. They begin a romance and fall in love just as Disc Jockey Alan Freed fills the Cleveland airwaves with Rock and Roll music.
Despite her alcoholic father's protests, Janet leaves home with Joseph and return to his home in New York where they are married a year later.
Rock and Roll quote of the day: "You can dance, go and carry on till the night is gone and it's time to go. If he asks if you're all alone can he take you home you must tell him, no." From: Save the Last Dance For Me, By- The Drifters.