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"Dear Family (& Sid)

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Title

"Dear Family (& Sid)

Subject

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

Description

Letter to "Dear Family (& Sid)" from Joseph M. Hines. The letter was sent from Parris Island Marine Corps Barracks where Joseph was serving as a USMC recruit. It is post marked October 25 1942 and was addressed to 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

October 25, 1942

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

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Text

Envelope:

PVT. Joseph M. Hines
U.S.MC. Parris Island SC.
Mrs. D.D. Hines
Toms Brook
Va
Letter:

Dear Family ( & Sid)
How is everything at home? I hope the days go fast down here and I’m not kidding when I say I like it, but it is hard as He-
We had inspection today and will go on the rifle range in a few days. We go to the PX now and have been to a movie. Mother you know about Jack, well he is a swell guy and from Richmond, Va. There are about 15 Va. boys here, two from Broadway. I saw Bill Evans twice and he left for outpost this morning. Tell everyone to write and to give me time and I will too.
If you want to send magazine and newspapers it’s ok specially the newspaper. I had a (dirty?) rifle once and haven’t miss an inspection question yes pretty good no-Yes. Tell all the girls you see to write because I sure would like to talk to a girl even an old bag. By the way Jack just said hello again. He said he would like to see Sid. Say Maw will you send me another jar of (chue?) and make those magazines comic books [?] The boys are singing so I guess I’ll have to stop and join them.
Love Joe XXXXXXX
P.S. Down here you aren’t a yardbird you’re a shit Bird

Original Format

Envelope and Letter

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Family (& Sid),” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11590.