[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret and Florence Ishino, Poston, Arizona, August 4, 1943]
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August 4, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
2 Letters and envelope from Margaret and Florence Ishino to Clara Breed.
August 4, 1943 / Dear Miss Breed, / Sometimes I wish I were Webster or Winston so that I could write my appreciation in other words besides "thank you." for all the lovely books you sent me. Then again I am glad I am just plain Margaret Ishino because of the many interesting books I receive from you. / When peace comes again to this world I should like very much to travel to three countries. First of all I would like to go to Alaska--the Land of the Midnight Sun" and see the Eskimos and their igloo. I would also like to see the salmon going up stream. After reading "Son of the Smoky Sea" I want to go more than ever. / Secondly I would like to see France. I do not know why, but I feel sympathetic toward France. I have always wanted to learn the French language. In our Core class each student chose a country to make a term paper. I chose France and since I have said to myself see Paris and die. / Last of all Japan to see the stream in back of my aunt's home where minnows and water lilies go lazily swimming by. Japan where the four seasons winter, spring, summer and fall are all different and picturesque. Then I would like to live contentedly for the rest of my days in American--my home sweet home. / Thank you again. / My best regards to Miss McNary and may God bless you richly. / Most sincerely, / Margaret Ishino.
August 4, 1943 / Dear Miss Breed, / Thank you for the books sent me. I like the book very very very much. /
Thomas is going to be 19 months. I get the milk for Thomas. / I went to the river last Saturday and had a very nice time. / Sincerely yours / Florence Ishino
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