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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 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

Postmark October 21, 1944

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

Language

English

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Text

Envelope:

PFC. J.M. Hines
CO.C-1-24-4 Mar Div.
C/O Fleet Po. San Frisco
Calf.
Letter:

Dear Mother,
How do you like this new stationary? I think it’s pretty neat. I haven’t gotten the boxes yet but I’ll probably get them soon. I don’t know what held my letters up but don’t worry we will be here for a while yet I think.
Say do you feel those chicken’s breasts to see if they’re good where you work? Ha. If you see Meg Beard [? Bird] again soon tell her I still think she should have waited for me. Ha.
Tell Dad I got the statements ok and everything is ok. I am feeling fine and not having such a bad time now with the new show and all. You should hear Eddie Master and I do Lumb & Abner (I’m Abner.) Say did Erma get the letter I sent to her yet? Tell her she had better answer. Tell everyone around there I said Hello and to keep smiling. I’ll try and write to some of the folks soon so give every one my regards. Till I hear from you,
Love , Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed October 17, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11644.

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