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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

Postmarked December 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
CO-C-1-24-4 Mar. Div.
C/O Fleet Po. San. Frisco.
Calf.

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

Dear Mother,
Well I really have the worse luck. Here I’m on tour with a swell show one day & in the hospital with a broken foot the next. Now don’t get excited it isn’t bad at all just one bone my 5th metarsal! I walk on it with a cast and walking iron.
We were playing basketball between shows and my shoe came off. I stepped on it that ended my part of the game. I’m in a hospital near camp recovering and having a vacation.
My picture will probably be in the paper with some crazy story and telling about the show. They are still showing and doing rather well without me. I sure hope they have lots of luck.
Don’t worry about me. I’ll be as good as ever and probably better off.
I will send the cards tomorrow. I didn’t get a chance before because I was with the show for 20 shows and have been here about a week.
I’m near the camp and the boys come in often and I get mail about twice a week and the mail gets out about that often. I’ll have plenty of time to write now so you will probably hear more often for a while. Have to eat now will write.
Love Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed October 17, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11646.

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