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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

February 5, 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
C-1-24-4 Mar. Div.
C/O Fleet Fo. San Francisco
Calf.

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

Dear Mother and All,
I’m sitting here trying to decide what to write. I’m aboard ship now and things aren’t so bad, no hard work. We had a show on the boat today and it was pretty good. I wasn’t in it. I haven’t found those clippings yet but will send them when I do.
My foot is almost as good as new. I hardly know it was ever sore.
Tell Charlotte that Jimmie is still true to her. He & Pop and I had a grand old time the last time I saw them. We had 3 cases of beer but they had so many buddies we hardly got any. Of course that makes you mad, Huh?
I still [hear] from Dot regularly, and Margaret once and a while. I’m going to write Sue and Jayne W. before I hit the sack.
Dot still has my school ring in case you wondered. She said when I was home she would keep it until I came & asked for it. If you want to break off with me, if you want this ring you have to come & and get it.
In her last letter she said she would stand by me until I told her it was no use. Of course, I said she would stand by for a long time. It’s good to know one of my old girls really meant what she said.
All of you write as often as you can and don’t write V Mail. I’ll write when I can.
All my love to all, Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother and All" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11650.

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