[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret and Florence Ishino, Poston, Arizona, March 30, 1943]
March 30, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
2 letters and envelope from Margaret Ishino and Florence Ishino to Clara Breed.
March 30, 1943/Dear Miss Breed,/Florence and I wish to thank you sincerely for the wonderful package you sent to us. It was very kind of you to include the books, candies and gum. It has been almost 9 months since I had a Hershey bar and we all enjoyed it./Miss Fay sent me a book cover of "Abraham Lincoln," the book I received from you and I can not tell you how happy I was to receive it!/As Florence has told you in her letter, Poston is getting warm and I know summer is just around the corner. Poston would be much better if it were not for the warm weather, dust and especially the insects that fly in as soon as the lights go on. /Our principal, Mr. Chester Potts, planned a way in which we students may become acquainted with one another by having different clubs organized. This is only the second week, but I know they are going to be successful. Each faculty member has a different club which meets on certain days of the week. Louise and I joined the Reading Club which meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In this club, we read the books of the month and learn about authors. Reading is one of my hobbies so I know I will enjoy this club. On Tuesday and Thursday I go to my Commercial Club. This club has already begun a constitution. We are going to have typing and shorthand contests in which we may receive awards. This club will aid and tend to familiarize the members in the business world. /Thomas is getting so that he walks all over Block 322. No matter what he is doing, when he hears our mess gong, he struts hurriedly toward the mess hall. It is certainly amusing to watch him./Camoflauge is under way and those who did not volunteer or who are not going to school, freed themselves from their former jobs and are now working in camoflauge. Some crews do as many as 20 nets in a day's work./ Please give our regards to Miss McNary and I do wish to thank you again./Most sincerely,/Margaret Ishino/March 30, 1943
Dear Miss Breed,/Thank you very much for the wonderful book and colored pencils you gave me. /Poston is getting very warm and it has been dusty every day so far./Sincerely,/Florence Ishino
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