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"Dear Mother" Letter

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Title

"Dear Mother" Letter

Subject

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

Description

Letter to "Dear Mother" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Parris Island Marine Barracks where Joseph was a Marine recruit. The letter is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" which was Joseph's mother Mary.

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

December 7, 1942

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

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Text

Envelope:

PVT. J.M. Hines
U.S.M.C. Parris Island
S.C.

Mrs. D.D. Hines
Toms Brook Va
Letter:

I am out of boot camp now and in the band if I passed the audition. Well I couldn’t write for about a week because you’re not allowed when you ship out. I moved about ½ miles into some swell barracks. Well I got the boxes and thanks Millions. I’ll get paid again the 20th and try to send the $10 then, if you can pay him and I’ll pay you. I get off every night now and every weekend but no can get home. If I can get a 72 hr. leave I’ll try and get home after Christmas. No chance of getting there Christmas. I won’t get to buy very expensive Christmas presents but I’ll send a few, just family and a few friends. Send me the dates of all family birthdays. You know my memory on those things. I had even forgotten my own, til cards started coming. I went to Savannah over the weekend-- didn’t touch a drop either. This Marine Corps. sure is a swell outfit when you’re out of boot camp. I haven’t been issued a clarinet yet. It may be a few weeks before I am. I had written Wallace a letter which he evidently didn’t get so I’ll answer again today. The reason I can’t send that $10 now is because I spent about $15 bucks) for shoes, belt, cap, emblems which we need but aren’t issued during War Time. Tell Sid congratulations and her card arrived about 4 days ago. Well so long till next time Love to all Joe
P.S Dad I’m still waiting for that letter.

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11594.