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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 by Joseph M. Hines 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

Postmarked November 10 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
C-1-24-4 Mar. Div.
c/o Fleet Po. San Frico
Calf.

Mrs. D.D. Hines
Toms Brook
Virginia

Letter:

Dear Mother,
I guess I’m a little late in writing but I have been putting on shows every nite. We have a swell show and it is going swell. A bunch of guys sat in the rain last nite for two hrs. last nite to see it, the stage was covered so we didn’t get very wet. We aren’t using Lumb & Abner now, we may later, we have enough numbers to last 3 hrs.
I like the I.D. Bracelet fine and everything else. I got 3 boxes from you all, Jones said there was one thing wrong with the box of cookies—there wasn’t enough, Ha. I got boxes from Mama’s [Hottle’s, father’s] “Monnee” and a church thing. Tell Ma. I like the pipe & tobacco swell and am using it now.
Mother you said something about Margaret in one of your letters, you said “I guess you know about it now”—well I don’t but would like to very much. What’s the dope? I hear from her still and she writes the same (still like a page from “True Romance”) so I want to know what she has done now.
Say Dad is Sue Vance really very cute? I hear from her regularly and I don’t want to get on a dim trail (for tail) dirty aren’t I? But seriously she must be a swell girl.
I saw Charlie the other day and he is fine so tell his mother I saw him. Well I have to write Sue so I’ll close for now.
Love to all,
Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed August 16, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11645.

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