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"Dear Dad" Letter

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Title

"Dear Dad" Letter

Subject

Hines, Joseph M. (1923-1969)
Toms Brook (Va)
World War (1939-1945)

Description

Letter sent by Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his father Duval Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the Fleet Post Office in San Francisco California.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.7: Letters from Joseph Martin Hines USMC to Duval Hines and Mary Hines, 1944, Joseph Hines Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Postmarked September 29, 1944

Contributor

Susan Hines

Relation

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

Language

English

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Text

Envelope:

PFC. J.M. Hines
C-1-24th 4 Mar Div.
c/o Fleet PO. San Fico.
Calf.
Letter:

Dear Dad,
Here I go again. All I want to say is Happy Birthday. I would send a card but I thought you would like this letter. I sure hope you get to do a lot of hunting and get some for me too. I’ll get these rats over here for you.
I like to get cards because its mail but I would rather have letters and I guess you would too.
Well we have started a new show and are having our first rehearsal tonite. I don’t know just what I’ll do tonite. I guess some corny act. I really like to put these show on for the fellows and who knows maybe it will come to something someday.
Tell Mother I’ll write her next and not to feel slighted and also that Sister of mine (even if she does tear up her letters and not send them). Dad I really hope you have a happy birthday and do something to celebrate.
Love,
Joe
P.S. Erma I think you are silly to tear up the letters you write. Please send them.

Original Format

Envelope and Letter

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Dad" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed January 27, 2022, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11642.