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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 by Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent from an unknown location.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.6: Letters from Joseph Martin Hines USMC to Duval Hines and Mary Hines, August- December 1943, Joseph Hines Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

August 7, 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
USMCR.

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

Dear Family,
I just received your letter about 20 minutes ago, and having time, I’ll answer promptly for once.
I’m not at all sure about the furlough but the rumor is still going.
Tell Beable [Buela???] that if I were in the grooms place she would already be some woah [this is emphasized with larger script] Maybe you better not. Ha. I think Fuller’s house looks like a chicken coop and it really has an old hen and cock in it. Boy am I really in the mood for devilry today, as you can tell. We returned two days sooner than we thought this time so I got a chance to write.
I may sell my clarinet and if I don’t I’ll bring it home myself. We have a formation soon so I’ll have to cut this off short, so write soon. I have my mouth set for those cookies and you can send more funny books.
Love to all,
Joe

Original Format

Envelope and letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Family" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed January 27, 2022, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11615.