[Letter to Clara Breed from Louise Ogawa, Poston, Arizona, December 27, 1943]
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December 27, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Louise Ogawa to Clara Breed.
December 27, 1943/Dear Miss Breed, /Thank you very much for the wonderful gift I received from you for Xmas. I cannot find a word in the dictionary to express my feelings of gratitude. It has made my Xmas so happy, Miss Breed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you!/The thing that has thrilled me so was the autographed book, White Stars of Freedom. Miss Breed, I acted like a two year old when I saw her signature. It was most thoughtful of you to think of it. And will you please thank her for me for being so kind to sign it for me. I am indeed indebted to you both so much. I even told the principal how happy and proud I am to have such wonderful friends. She envies me because it is such an honor to have Miss Denny's signature. I certainly shall cherish this book. I started reading the book and I just love it. As I read the names, Point Loma, San Diego Zoo etc. happy memories come floating out of nowhere. I wish there was something I could say to express my thankfulness./I hope you had a very Merry Xmas! Though we saw no gayly decorated windows or Xmas trees I had many many things to make me merry! Through your kindness I had a very merry Xmas. Thank you./Miss Breed, may I compliment you on the fine article you wrote in the Horn Book. It was indeed thoughtful of you to send it to me. /When I read articles like that, it makes me so proud that I am an American having such wonderful friends like you. It gives me confidence and courage that everything will be just fine after this terrible mess is over. /Well, how have you been Miss Breed? I hope that these few lines find you in the best of health. I hope you aren't one of the victims of the flu bug! There seems to be a epidemic here. I caught it but threw it back right away. /New Year is just around the corner. I imagine you are getting ready to greet the New Year and bid adieu to the old. Many things have occurred during the year but it has been quite a happy one for me. I hope it has for you too. Here's hoping and wishing everything will be much brighter for you during the coming New Year. /Most respectfully,/Louise Ogawa/A very happy New Year to you! Thank you for the delicious candies and gum! Mmmm, it was really delicious! And oh how I love the stationary!!
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