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"Dear Mother"

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Title

"Dear Mother"

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 1.8: Letters from Joseph Martin Hines to Duval Hines and Mary Hines, January-March 1945, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Postmarked January 12, 1945

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. Frico
Calf.
Letter:

Dear Mother,
Well here I am again. I didn’t write before due to circumstances beyond my control. I am better and back with my company so I won’t see Edgar any more for a while. I wrote two letters I don’t think you received but I’m sure you will get this one ok. I wrote one before and one after the one to Dad. [Dec 23, 1944] I got all the packages and a lot of cards but I won’t be able to answer every one, the cake was swell. Tell the Sunday School I enjoyed the package very much.
Would you do me a favor and put a piece in the paper thanking all the people who have sent me cards and things. I wish I could write them all but that would mean about 50 letters. [see newspaper clipping? thanking every one]
I missed Buddy about two days I imagine and I sure wanted to see him but I did see James Poland. I’ll not write Leonard [Hepner] cause I doubt if I’ll catch him but send him my best by Bill.
Well I hear chow call so I’ll stop for now. So keep writing and I’ll answer soon.
Love to all,
Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother",” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed August 16, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11648.

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