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"Hi Old Man" Letter

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Title

"Hi Old Man" Letter

Subject

Hines, Joseph M. (1923-1969)
Toms Brook (Va)
World War (1939-1945)

Description

Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his father Duval Hines 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

July 7, 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.M.B.N.Y.
Navy. 1287. c/o FLEET.Po.
San Francisco
CALIF.

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

Hi Old Man,
Well get off your back and start reading. I know it must have knocked you flat to hear from me. You people must have had quite a time down at the river the other day. Sure am glad you can get a little pleasure once & a while. I think you and mother are pretty fast smellerns (& strittens) ha. I saw James Poland and Pop Strosnider the other day and we had a swell old time but Buddy wasn’t in. I had liberty in Honolulu but didn’t have much fun. I sure will be glad to be back among the white chickens again so Bud and I can grab a leg and feel a breast to see if they any good. Ha.
Well Dad how are all my women getting along? Are any of them true to me? They all better wait because they don’t know what they will be missing. And by the way old man if those two McCoy Cats come messing around like they say they do, and I frankly hope they do, they will be tame kittens when I finish with them. But that’s another tale though they say a little tale never hurt anyone. Well I gotta write Mary Frances, and a buddy of mine, so I had better close.
Love to all,
Joe
PS Tell Mother I’ll write soon

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Hi Old Man" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed July 19, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11657.

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