[Letter to Helen McNary from Katherine Tasaki, Poston, Arizona, March 5, 1943]
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March 5, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Katharine Tasaki to Helen McNary.
March 5, 1943 / Dear Miss Mcnary, / I know you have been expecting a letter from me long before this. I am sure you think I am ungreatful. But I like the yarn very much. There is nothing I like better than to knit my head off. / I made little blocks from each color and peiced them together and made a blanket for the dolls. Now my mother is showing me how to knit a dolls sweater. / I'm sorry my writting is so bad, (It's bad enough as it was) but didn't get to write for almost a week because I have the chicken poxs. / Everybody was getting them so I guess it's my turn now. / Now that our room is partitioned, it is easier to keep clean. It is very cozy and I like it better. /
I am very sorry to hear that transportation is so slow now. But at least you have some means of travel (not feet) but out here we don't have so much as a mule! (Though we have a few horses and cows.) The horses belong to the Indians and cows wouldn't be very much help. / At our school we don't have very much plays, except for a few speciel occaisens. Fore instance at Chirstmas each person holds a card with a letter on it. When each person is in the right place it it supposed to spell "Merry Chirstmas." Besides that each person must learn a poem to represent his letter. Mine was the last "a" in Chirstm@s. The poem was: / Apples in the stockings toe / Don't care much for apples though. / At New Years it was the same thing. I was the last letter in "Year." The poem was: / Resolve that we will help our parents and olders without a jerk! / "Jerk" is supposed to rhyme with lurk. Another person has that poem. / My writting is getting worse so I better close. / Thank you again. / Yours Truly, / Katherine Tasaki / (over) / P.S. / Thank you every so much for the paper doll. I play with it every day. And you probably know every girl likes to play with them.
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