[Letter to Clara Breed from Katherine Tasaki, Poston, Arizona, July 22, 1943]
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July 22, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Katherine Tasaki to Clara Breed.
July 22, 1943/Poston, Ariz./Dear Miss Breed,/I am sorry I did not write sooner, but since my mother is working in the canteen, I have to keep care of the house, and besides that, I go to summer school in the morning./I suppose the weather over in S. D. is rather hot, but I don't suppose you could very well call this weather over here cold./Nothing very much has happened here. My mother went to see about a berry-picking job outside, and the at office said she didn't look like a farmer's wife./ I went one day to the canteen to see my mother when a boy asked me if my mother was my sister. Everybody laughed./My mother came home one night and told me that when she asked one of the clerks what time it was, she said, "Oh, my time is ten cents fast."/I was looking over my letters when I noticed you wrote me the most, with Miss Fay coming in close with one less than you./Now, Miss Breed, I hope I'm not asking too much, but I would like to have a few paper-dolls. Miss McNary sent me one, and I had one which a baby broke. If you please, I would much rather prefer the ones in book form, (which I think are available at Woolworth's) but if they can't be had, the ones that come in boxes are all right. I will send fifty cents which will cover the mailing cost as well as for the paper dolls./ I hope you don't think I'm asking too much of you./
Always with Love,/Katherine Tasaki/P.S./I have sent a sample dress to show you the kind of flap I want. I have marked with an x so you will know what I mean. Also say "hello" to everyone for me./(over)/Tell me what has happened to Annies son. If she is still going to the library would you be so kind as to find her address for me?
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