[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret Arakawa, Poston, Arizona, March 3, 1943]
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March 3, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Margaret Arakawa to Clara Breed.
Dear Miss Breed,/It has been quite some time since I have written to you; but I have not forgotten you, believe me? Thanks a million for your lovely Christmas card. C. Newberry certainly illustrates kittens very nicely. I have read many of her books, such as "Mittens" and etc. Are you busy these days? Are you preparing materials for your summer reading program which your library carries on each summer? I know it is very helpful to the children. I remember when I was young and went t the library during the summer to see how many books we could read. /I am still teaching the fourth grade alone. I enjoy it very much. It is much harder to work alone but I don't mind it at all. / Do you remember my younger brother, Paul? He recently volunteered for the new American-Japanese Combat Unit in the U. S. Army. He will leave soon for his physical exam and then to Mississippi. There were about 60 from our camp and half of them were former San Diego boys. I believe Tetsuzo Hirasaki volunteered, also the Obayashis./It will be sad to see my brother off, but I am sure that he is doing his part to win the war for the Allies. /This summer, that is, in August, the teachers here are going to attend summer school in Fort Apache Reservation. This is by Globe and Hollbrook, Arizona. It is on high altitude so perhaps, it will not be as hot as in Poston. It has already become pretty warm in the afternoons here. I imagine that soon it will be too hot to stand. /Well, I guess I have bored you long enough, so I will close until next time. Please write when you have time. /Sincerely yours, /Margaret Arakawa
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