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"Dear Paw" Postcard

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Title

"Dear Paw" Postcard

Subject

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

Description

Postcard addressed to "Paw" from Joseph M. Hines. Most likely "Paw" refers to his father Duval “Du” 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

Relation

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

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Text

Front:

Dear Paw,
I guess I better send the old man a line or you’ll be on my ass. Well I’m on the rifle range now and am learning the correct shooting positions. Hope to shoot expert. Tell sis I won’t write until she does. How the hell are you Pop? Write and tell me about the hunting etc. Love Joe

Reverse:
To A Marine's Father
by Riley Scott
You sheltered me in childhood days
And guided me in youth,
And showed my wilful feet the ways
Of honest and truth.

No that I've reached life's useful span
And am no more a lad,
I'll strive to be a worth-while man.
Just like my dear old Dad.

Original Format

Postcard

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Paw" Postcard,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11584.