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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 sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his family in Toms Brook Virginia. The envelope is addressed to his mother Mary Hines. The letter was sent from an unknown location.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.4: Letters from Joseph Martin Hines USMC to Duval and Mary Hines, January-July 1943. Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

June 7, 1943

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

Language

English

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Text

Envelope:

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

Dear Family,
It’s Sunday and I have the duty so I’m in the Barracks. The only question I can remember is the name of my “louie.” His name is Adam A. “Krisstowich” and as you can see he is a Polack.
47 of the fellows in my company were transferred to a replacement but I’m still here, they’re going to get 7 more I heard. I don’t know whether they will send me or not.
I got a letter from my wife to be in Strasburg last week. She graduated and is working in Martinsburg, W.Va. You and she are the only people I hear from anymore. I haven’t heard from Dot or Va., lately and I wrote Leila the other day. I guess you know I got the box and clarinet ok. I was going to send a picture for mother’s day but it cost about $5.00 and I ran out of money. I’m going to wait til next payday.
I guess I’ll make PFC someday but I don’t know when. I’ll let you know when the glorious event takes place. I enjoyed Dad and Erma’s letter and want more. You both can write a letter a week and Mother the same amount she always does and I won’t kick.
Dad I think we have those fellows by the ass but it will be some time till we knock their heads together, but I hope not long.
Erma I enjoyed the drawings and your writing. Certainly has improved. Before long you will be the west [sic] writer in the family, even better than me, Ha.
Well I think I’ll write to Wally and then go to the shoe [sic] if I can get someone to stand by for me.
Love to all,
Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (3 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Family" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11603.