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"Dear Mother and All" Letter

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Title

"Dear Mother and All" 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 and family in 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

January 24, 1945

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

Language

English

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Text

Envelope:

P.F.C. 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 & all,
I received your letter today with the stamps & will use the envelope and stamps. I just bought $1.00 worth of air mail stamps but they will help. I just bought this pen too and it’s not worth a dam[sic].
Everything is about the same except I sure miss the show, that write up was exaggerated quite a lot anyway, it was something that had to be done. We have a new captain and new officers and they seem to be ok. Anyway the change made a brake in the monotony and we have to get used to them.
I am working pretty hard now and it is agreeing with me, anyway I am feeling fine. My foot is ok again in fact I can hardly tell it was broken. Say, who mails the Chimes [sic?] to me and is she good looking I hope?
You can stop the N.Va. [Daily newspaper] because you tell me most of the news and it gets here too late, anyway.
I seem to have lost those clippings but if I find them I’ll send them. I hear from Dot regularly. She is the one that gives adam [sic] anyway I guess. I saw James Poland and James Strossnider. Poland still talks
about Charlotte & Pop. [or Pap] Pop is from Strasburg you know. He used to run around with Wallace & I. I got the Lutheran League box too in case I forgot. Can’t think of any more now will write again soon.
Love Joe
PS I hope you get those books. They are good. Ha.

Original Format

Enveloper and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother and All" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed August 16, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11649.

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