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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 sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent from Oceanside California, the home to Camp Pendleton where Joseph was stationed at the time.

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 16, 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.

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

March 16, 1943 Oceanside, CA
Dear Mother, I arrived about 4 hours ago and am going to try to write you now while the boys are out, some to the PX and others to the show.
The train trip certainly was interesting. I think Arizona was the most picturesque state, you would ride for miles in desert and suddenly come to miles of fertile irrigated soil.
Well, we arrived safe and sound with no mishaps. It’s about 52 miles to Dago & about 60 miles to Los Angeles, the nearest town is 2 miles.
Mother, I hope you got the second I made. I didn’t know what to say for once. I hope to get a promotion but still don’t know when. Tell all my girlfriends I’ll try to get them in Hollywood. Well, so long until next time. Love & Kisses, Joe XXXX

Original Format

Envelope and letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed June 25, 2022, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11614.

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