[Letter to Clara Breed from Yaeko Hirasaki, Preston, Idaho, December 24, 1943]
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December 24, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Yaeko Hirasaki to Clara Breed.
December 24/Dear Miss Breed,/Thanks a million for the stationery and lovely brooch. I suppose my brother wrote to you about my being out here in Preston. I didn't plan to come out here on an indefinite. It all started when I went to Ogden, Utah with a group of girls to work at the cannery peeling tomatoes. This work was to last about a month--when that was completed I decided to visit the Obayashi family in Idaho since it was only a few hours ride. /Unexpectedly I was offered a job at Paul's Cafe. The salary of $80.00 a month dazzled me so I accepted. The boss, Mr. Merrill is very nice--he has two boys in the Navy. Farrell, the younger son is home on a 9 day leave. He (Farrel) has a wife and a two months old boy--looks just like his grandfather./The weather out here is quite a change from the warm climate of California and Arizona. It snows quite often now. Just hope it stays like this and we'll really have a white Christmas./The young people have a regular ice skating rink here, and I'm sure making good use of it. I'm planning to take some skiing lessons as soon as I find time./I'm staying at a small rooming house. Mrs. Struves, my land lady, is a very sweet woman. She has ten children, four girls and six boys. Three of her boys and two girls are in California. One of her sons is married to Mrs. Merrill's sister. I don't know how many grandchildren she has--I'll know for sure when they all get together for Christmas eve./Well I'll have to close for now. It's almost time for me to go to work./Yaeko/P.S. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
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