[Letter to Clara Breed from Louise Ogawa, Poston, Arizona, June 19, 1943]
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June 19, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Louise Ogawa to Clara Breed.
June 19, 1943/Dear Miss Breed,/After a long intermission, I am writing to you as I should have long ago. I meant to write, but there just wasn't any news. How have you been these hot summer days? We are all just fine and dandy here in Poston./It seems unbelievable that graduation is just a week away.--June 26th. Tomorrow, June 20th, is Vesper./I imagine I won't be writing for quite some time because I will be so busy. Take for example this week-end--I have to go to work this morning; wash my hair, wash the clothes and iron them this afternoon. Tomorrow morning go to church; in the afternoon go to the church and help decorate for the evening Vesper Service. Then I am in charge of the party after commencement. So I am always flying all over Poston III asking about this and that = so much red tape./We are quite doubtful about the River Party because of the Dies Committee. They are in camp now. I am enclosing a copy of the Senior Week activities. I hope you will enjoy reading it./We are planning to hold commencement at the amphitheater. As yet it is not constructed, but we are praying that it will be by graduation. I shall write just as soon as I can talking about everything we did./At the present time a swimming pool and amphitheater is under construction. A civic center is being planned. They are also planning to construct a bowling alley and an outdoor dance pavillion./I haven't seen hide nor hair of those senior's individual snap-shots that I spoke about some time ago. I am growing very impatient./I am planning to take a secretarial position in the school office after graduation. Yesterday the girl whose position I am going to secure was ill so I took her place. I had to take my first dictation. I was so nervous I could hardly write. I just couldn't stop my fingers from shaking./I have heard that San Diego is divided into sections. - Is this because of the increased population?/My girl friend in San Diego wrote and said no more silk or rayon stockings are available. Right after the war broke out many ladies bought dozens of stockings and I laughed, but now I envy them./I understand that only one trunk has survived the fire at the Buddhist Church. Everyone is praying it is their own./Well, it has finally come time for me to go to work so until the next installment good-bye and good luck!/Most respectfully,/Louise Ogawa
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