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"Dear Maw" Postcard

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Title

"Dear Maw" Postcard

Subject

Hines, Joseph M. (1923-1969)
Toms Brook (Va)
World War (1939-1945)

Description

Postcard sent to "Maw" from Joseph M. Hines. Most likely "Maw" is his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.2: Letters to Duval and Mary Hines from Joseph Hines, Parris Island South Carolina, December 1941-December 1942, Joseph M. Hines Collection, 1941-1945, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

1941

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

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Text

Front: Dear Maw,
I found this card in the PX and thought the old lady might like it. I don’t have that ration card. You ask about the weather here. We have had one rain and the weather has gotten rather cool. The ringworm is getting well. Well Maw I’m on the rifle range now and am going to try for expert. Love Joe.

Reverse: To A Marine’s Mother by Riley Scott
Whether on the stormy ocean
Or some tropic island's shore,
In the battle's wild commotion
Or the city's friendly roar,

Thy dear face is e'er beside me
In these tragic days of war-
Thy sweet smile doth ever guide me
Like a friendly beacon-star.

Original Format

Postcard

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Maw" Postcard,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11583.