[Letter to Clara Breed from Louise Ogawa, Poston, Arizona, February 27, 1944]
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February 27, 1944
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Louise Ogawa to Clara Breed.
February 27, 1944/Dear Miss Breed, /I do not know just how to begin to tell you how sorry I am about my long silence. It seems after my sister's marriage, I have neglected my correspondance for at this moment I am enjoying quite a headache trying to catch up on it. /I was indeed happy to hear from you and was extremely pleased to hear you like the little Xmas gift. I do not know who made it, but I do know it is made out of mesquite./Well, I hope today is the last of the heavy rainfall we have been having. I understand California is having its share too. Here is Poston it has been raining continuously for almost one week. I love the rain except for the muddy ground. The schools were closed for two days because of the muddy grounds. The children certainly were happy about that! I hope we will have nice sunny weather soon though I do dread the hot summer months that are ahead. /Yes, the swimming pool is now completed and is filled with water. I imagine that will be the most favorite spot for all when June, July, August rolls around. /The adobe school is completed too except for the auditorium. At present Miss Cushman is trying awfully hard to have each department with their complete equipments so the school can be accredited through the Arizona State Education Dept./I think the Education Dept. is the most busiest place in Poston. We always seem to find loads of work to do, but I know that is very excellent experience for us. I know my experiences here will be of great aid to me in the future. /My sister is now living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Yes, for me it will be difficult to step into the life outside since I am yet quite young, but I would like to take a stab at it. I hope someday soon I will be able to do so./ This year the seniors were very fortunate to have their pictures taken. Through the courtesy of the photographer, I was lucky enough to have mine taken too. At present I am waiting its arrive./The most common topic of conversation today seems to concern the reclassification draft situation. Most of the parents are very much concerned. Since the moral of the camp is low I sometimes wonder what the opinion of the boys are. /I do hope Miss Plaister is well on the road to recovery!! I can understand how it is when someone so essential is sick because we often sit at our desks wishing Miss Cushman was there when she isn't./I hope everything is fine with you, Miss Breed! Do take good care of yourself and please give my regards to Miss McNary./Most respectfully,/Louise Ogawa
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