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"Dear Mother & All" Letter

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Title

"Dear Mother & 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 1.9: Letters from Joseph Martin Hines USMC to Duval and Mary Hines, May-October 1945, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Postmarked May 10, 1945

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

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

Language

English

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Text

Envelope:

PFC. JM. Hines
H&S. Co. 24th Mar. 4 Mar. Div.
c/o Fleet Po. San Francisco
Calf.

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

Dear Mother & All,
I have a pretty good reason for not writing sooner. I have been transferred from C. Co. to H&S 24th.
I’m now librarian with the Regt. Library and have two pretty Red Cross girls for my bosses. I’ve been pretty busy for the past week but I’ll have more time to write now. I’m not in a rifle company now and my job is strictly recreation. We are starting a new show soon JUST 4 FUN II. I’ll be in it, I guess.
Not much to say except I like my job fine and my Boss more. Tell Bill that Faye and I are in the same company now that I got his letter. His letter got here two days after yours. Say Dad looks thin in that picture. He’s not losing his personality (belly) is he? Ha.
II
Say tell Jayne she owes me a letter (I think) and she had better write or I’ll beat the tar out of a certain “Doggie.” You can show that to Mrs. Fuller, too. Ha.
Say Old Man what did you mean am I getting too old to write? You’re still the Boss you know all you gotta do is write and tell me what to do. Tell all the woman around young (over 16) & old (under 30) not to go to pieces. I’ll be home sometime and then they’ll all be pieces. Ha. Better not show that to Mrs. Fuller or I’ll be the talk of the town. Dad our latest song is “I’m dreaming of a white mistress” but “it all comes black to me now.”
Well I gotta go to chow and I could eat a cow, tail and all.
Love to all,
Joe
PS Use this address PFC Joseph M. Hines
H&S 24th Marine Div 7MF.
c/o Fleet Po. San Francisco Calif.

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother & All" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed October 20, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11653.

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