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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 23 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
H&S. Co. 24th 4 Mar. Div. ____
C/O Fleet Po. San Francisco Calf.

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

Dear Mother & All,
I don’t know if you are getting my letters or not. I haven’t heard from you the in the last few days so I don’t know what to say. I’m sitting here in the library trying to think and write all at the same time. The work isn’t bad but the hours are rather long. I go to work at 08:00 and get off around 9 thirty or ten o’clock one nite and 7 o’clock the next. Of course I have to get up at 6 and stand inspection at seven thirty.
I like the company and the officers fine and of course I like my job. I’m just writing this note to see what had been wrong. I‘ll write more when I have time probably tomorrow. Don’t worry if I ever get so sick I can’t write I’ll have someone to do it for me.
Love,
Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother & All" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed September 20, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11654.

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