[Letter to Clara Breed to Katherine Tasaki, Poston, Arizona, January 22, 1943]
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January 22, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Katherine Tasaki to Clara Breed.
Jan. 22, 1943/Dear Miss Breed,/Thank you very much for the jump-rope rhymes. I liked them very much because they are all new to me. /Everybody urged my mother to get a stove, so she finally got one. /But it smells so much that we can't use it./Everybody (at least the men) is getting cane crazy nowadays. They go to the mountain and chop of a branch and make a cane. Some people get the root of a tree and make a vase. If you would walk around five miles you would find sime iron wood. There are lot of beautiful rocks too. My girl friend and I went hunting for some under the house. There are some that glistened, but my mother said it wasn't gold, but we make believe it is so we are satisfied. When we go home I want to take some with me and put them into a ring or a bracelet. /It is so cold that we don't go to school until noon. I catch so many colds and stay in bed so long that my teacher says I spoil her attendance./My mother has a job as a dietishions aide. She goes to lectures every week. She has to learn what food have what vitamans and what to eat./I'm sorry that your Chirstmas preasent is so late, but my mother has been very busy. Anyway you can be expecting a small package./ Katherine Tasaki
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