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"Dear Family" Letter

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Title

"Dear Family" Letter

Subject

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

Description

Letter to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. Sent from New River North Carolina to Mrs. D.D. (Mary) Hines, mother of Joseph.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.3: Letters, John Hines USMC to Duval and Mary Hines, December 1942, Joseph M. Hines Collection, 1941-1945, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

December 29, 1942

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

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Text

Envelope:

PVT. J.M. Hines
New River
NC.

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

Dec. 29, 1942 New River
Dear Family,
I would have written sooner but I have been waiting to get the box. I went to the post office but they said I would have to wait until it was sorted out and sent to my headquarters and that would take a few days. I received the money in the nick of time and spent a fine Christmas in Kingston with the Heath family and took the place of their son who is in the army, but sure wish I could have been home. Well I still don’t know about my furlough or if I get it Jan 4. But I sure hope so. If I don’t get home then I’ll be a sad sack of shoestrings.
Tell Wallace I hope to see him soon and to have things fixed for my furlough. Well so-long till later. Love Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Family" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11595.