[Letter to Clara Breed from Louise Ogawa, Poston, Arizona, March 30, 1943]
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March 30, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Louise Ogawa to Clara Breed + 11/17/43 issue of "The Petrified News", the Poston III high school paper.
March 30, 1943/Dear Miss Breed,/I certainly was surprised to receive a parcel notice two days in succession. Thank you for the delicious candies, gum, and the useful papers, eraser, and the cute little pencil sharpener. The book, Shadow Over Wide Ruin, certainly is interesting! I kept reading deep into the night not being able to stop. Well, finally by force I stopped./The story stayed on my mind all during the night. I kept thinking how important water played in their lives in Denver--using the same water for bathing, washing clothes and floors. Then the puzzling question--who did all the gorgeous jewelry belong to. My but I was in a tangle--that was because I wasn't able to finish it like I wanted it. This book is keeping me in suspense just like "Felicity Way." That was such a exciting book!! Thank you for everything, Miss Breed!! Thank you./In my last letter I said I enclosed a school paper--well, I plum forgot about it. Before I become a liar I am sending it. Here it is!!!/I imagine you have heard by now how hot it is here in Poston. Though it is only March it feels like the middle of July. I am roasting and my skin is being toasted in Poston. The temperature has been somewhere in the 90's. Oh my, I hate to meet up with the sun in June!/I imagine San Diego is still as cool as a cucumber. At this very moment, I feel as cool as the Boston baked beans. I reason why I mention the Boston baked beans is because I just saw a plate of steaming, delicious looking Boston baked beans in an advertisement./Oh yes, I had my picture taken last week--no, not alone. It was a group picture-core studies class. Mr. Stone Ishimaru, the official photographer of Poston, took the pictures. He is leaving soon for he has joined the armed forces. I understand we will be able to purchase some later. I shall send you one if it comes out good. I probably broke the camera./Miss Breed, the dinner bell rang and it slipped my mind. I must run now--yes, RUN./"bye"!/Louise
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