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"Dear Erma" Letter

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Title

"Dear Erma" Letter

Subject

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

Description

Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his sister Erma 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

August 19, 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
CO.C..M.B.N.Y.. NAVY.128
c/o Fleet. Po. San Francisco
Calif.

Miss Erma Hines
Toms Brook
Virgini
Letter:

Dear Erma,
Well pick yourself up after fainting from the shock and try to read what your brother has to say. What have you been doing this summer except movies & Massanutta?
I have been walking some very monotonous posts and that’s about all. Now that the war is over I hope it won’t be long till I can get home but don’t hold your breath till I get there. I didn’t write last week. I was on the rifle range. I missed sharpshooter by 5 points after getting above all week. I got expert on the tommy gun. Tell Dad to send me those statement again if he can. The ones I had wore out from carrying them. Tell him to get then notarized.
I hope Jayne didn’t take me too seriously about that letter cause you know how I like to tease. Say who is no.1 on your heart parade?
You are going to have to teach me to dance when I get home. I don’t dance much better now than when I left. Tell Bill I said to stand by for some hot old times when I get back.
Well I gotta hit the sack so write soon.
Love,
Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter (2 Pages)

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Erma" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed September 20, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11660.

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