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"Dear Mother & All"

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Title

"Dear Mother & All"

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

July 15, 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. 128
c/o Fleet. Po. San Francisco
Calif.

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

Dear Mother & All,
I am truly sorry I meant to write yesterday but got my dates mixed so I’m sending my best wishes a day behind. (they say a little a—is good for all) Better late than never I guess. I had liberty Sunday but everything was closed so I couldn’t get a card. I just came from a ball game. We won in the last half of the 11th. We were behind in the last of the 9th the short stop came up with two out and two on the count was 2 strikes, 1 ball and hit a home run. In the last half of the 11th with two out, the third baseman single and the pitcher (who had walked) scored from the second. Score 8 to 7.
Did my letter to dad get there yet, I haven’t heard? Sue wrote me so I’ll answer her tonight. Yes I got a picture of her and an Autz girl. No I haven’t gotten the box yet. I think I’ll write Buddy and maybe Bill tonight. I’ll try to write one of you at least once a week, if I write anymore there will be nothing to say at all, as it is there isn’t much.
Ask Jayne if she got my letter and see if she blushes. I really gave her the old line something like the Casanova Painter stuff. But don’t worry about the young and innocent blond. I’m a gentleman of the old south and my Father’s son if that makes any diff. All in fun you know. Well gotta stop. Am enclosing one $25 bond. Don’t faint.
Love to all,
Joe
I hope you had a happy anniversary.

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Mother & All",” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed April 22, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11658.

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