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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.

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

September 27, 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,
I am on guard today and between shifts I have time to write. I got your last letter today and I sure am glad you like Margaret because I do a lot. Mother please do not mention where my class ring is to her though. Ha. Dad you better get over your limp before I get home because I guess we can hunt rabbits then and squirrels too. And Erma how’s cats tail these days? That was a good picture of you, Dot and the Baby, send all the drawing you make. I like them. Oh was going to suggest bringing Margaret up when I come home if it’s ok, and you want her to. Do you really like her Mother? I hope so.
I think I’ll be able to come the 15th anyway I sure hope so. Over please
That DL’s name is Riding and he is sure ok. It’s funny him being transferred to my outfit. My lieutenant’s name is Sherrick and he is a first “Louie.” I saw Joe Cheraine in L.A. He has been sent back to Pendleton and is a swimming instructor. He said tell you he was sorry he hadn’t written yet and really would someday. Well gotta stop now.
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/11619.