[Letter to Clara Breed from Elizabeth Kikuchi, Arcadia, California, May 25, 1942]
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May 25, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Elizabeth Kikuchi to Clara Breed.
Assembly Center / Santa Anita, Calif. / May 25, 1942 / Dear Miss Breed, / I am sorry I did not write as soon as I received the books. Every night after I get in bed I think of writing the letter to you but next day I never get a chance to be alone because two girls live with us. We have all girls in our room so we call it the girls dormitory. / The Sheep Wagon Family book was very interesting. I like adventure books very much. The book, Story Parade is very nice. I read one story each day. Our library shelf is getting very crowded because of all the books you sent us. Pretty soon my father is going to make us a bigger shelf. My mother told me you like to lend books to lots of people so I am going to lend it to some of my school-friends. / I go to recreation school now. It starts 9 to 11 in the morning 1 to 3 in the afternoon. The grades go up to 12th. / We have to get in line everywhere in shower, mess hall, post-office, canteen and even washing and ironing. So my mother sometimes takes all morning to just wash a bucket of clothe. / When you wrote about the sugar ration we had plenty of sugar then about a week after we had sugar only in the morning but now we do not have any sugar. This morning our mush had raisins because there wasn't any sugar. / The Sunday School is quite big now. There are about 700 children. The Sunday School is divided into parts like Beginner, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. My mother is a superintendent of the primary department. Last Sunday the young peoples church there was over 1700 people. There is a Santa Anita choir now. It is very beautiful. / My brother, David, he is too busy to write. He plays all the time with his friends. After school he goes chasing Jack Rabbits. He is so black now mother calls him Black Sambo. / Love / Elizabeth Kikuchi
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