[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret and Florence Ishino, Poston, Arizona, October 4, 1942]
October 4, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Margaret Ishino and Florence Ishino to Clara Breed.
October 4, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/I have just finished "Aprilly Weather" which was a delightfully true to life story. As I read of Sharon and her Sophomore year, memories of my Sophomore year came back to me. There was really not much difference between hers and mine. Incidentally school is going to start on the 5th, Monday. Florence and I can hardly wait to go. /After I wrote to you I found out that there was a library here. Please forgive me for not telling you the truth. I went to visit it and found it much better than the library of Santa Anita. The room is larger and there is a better system. The children who are under 16 must have their parent sign a slip of paper as in the Public Libraries. The method is similar to that of your library. We may take out 2 magazines, 2 books or 1 magazine and 1 book--two is the limit. There are shelves for fiction, non-fiction, magazines and children books. There is also a large table to either study or look at all the latest magazines./Since last week we have been voting for a "Miss Poston." Girls from 17 to 24, unmarried are qualified. The queen is to be honored at a County Fair in Camp No. 1. Toward the end of a talent show held Friday night all the candidates for queen were presented. One of girls in out block at present is second place./How is the library coming along since school started? Are the nights in San Diego still foggy?/Please give my best regards to Miss McNary./HELLO MISS BREED/Florence/Sincerely,/Margaret Ishino
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