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"Dear Mother & All" Lettter

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Title

"Dear Mother & All" Lettter

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 letter is sent from Camp Pendleton in California where he was stationed at the time. The "Buddy" referred to is Buddy Painter of Toms Brook.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.5: Letters, John Hines USMC to Duval and Mary Hines, February –April 1943, Joseph Hines Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

March 28, 1943

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

Language

English

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Text

Envelope:

Pvt. J.M. Hines
U.S.M.C.

Air Mail

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

Dear Mother & all,
I received your letters, one yesterday and one today. I’m glad you liked the record and also glad you are getting a record player cause I can use that when I come home for good. About the girls writing, the one in Wilmington said she might write you some time. I’m sending her picture so send it back. I really enjoyed the poems and some of the guys said they did too.
I haven’t received the box yet. Send Dot’s hospital address, things didn’t work out exactly right when I was home so I made up my mind she would have to write first and prove what she thought of me—well she didn’t write, Ha. I sent Leila a letter day before yesterday. Say Erma, how is things at school and is Cat’s tail still your boyfriend? Mother how is MaMa? Tell her hello for me and that she had better answer the letter I sent her. I think “Buddy”*meant he was a squad leader instead of a platoon leader or commander and that his company was divided into Platoons instead of Batoons. “Hee” “Hee” The lad had better brush up on his Military expressions.
He and I had a good time in D.C. that night when I was on furlough and it didn’t cost me much, guess he did change a little after you told him off. As for Paul being promoted to Sec Class seaman, I think they are all Sec. Class seamen when they get out of boot camp. Well, that’s all for now. Love Joe.

Original Format

Envelope, Letter(2 pages), and Clippings

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother & All" Lettter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 22, 2022, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11613.

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