[Letter to Clara Breed from Katherine Tasaki, Poston, Arizona, May 18, 1943]
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May 18, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Katherine Tasaki to Clara Breed.
May 18, 1943/Dear Miss Breed, /Thank you very much for the seeds and the nice letter. Indeed, you write some of the most interesting letters I ever read./I was surprised to hear that there were scorpions in San Diego. I never saw any or heard anything of a scorpion until I came here, but I still have to see a real live scorpion. My mother says they move very fast./I wonder if I told you that we gave some of the seeds away. (I mean the ones you sent me for Christmas.) I just have one left. I wanted to plant them very much, but my mother was busy and I couldn't possibly plant them by myself. However, since my mother has more time, (she quit her job.) we may be able to plant both seeds this summer./However, as we are planning to go out, we mine as well take them with us. We don't know as yet where we can go, but if there is a suitable job someplace, we are going. That is why mother quit her job as head waitress and stewardess. /School is fine, but my grade is dropping. It is hard to work in this warm weather./Going back to the seeds again, they bloomed nicely they were very beautiful. I hear that this was the only block that has such beautiful flowers. Again I thank you for them./The soil is not rich enough. If we stay here, we are going to try to plant the seeds though./Lately we've been getting a lot of candy. For instance we have four pinwheels, three cents worth of candy with jelly inside, (I ate around two cents worth in one day.) Some really small candy, Boston baked beans, butterscotch, chocolates, and one Walnetto./The weathers been pretty cool for the last couple of days. I hear Wyoming had a little snowfall./I certinly do gip myself a lot. I spent 79 c. on a pen so that I don't have to use my mother's. I used just once or twice, and it doesn't work now, so here I am, still using my mother's pen./Love,/Katherine Tasaki/P.S./Am looking forward to your visit, and hoping it may be a long one./P.S. I met up with a lot of acciedents today. I was playing baseball and hurt my finger. I was walking on the steps on my bare feet, and I got a big splinter in my big toe./P.S. Since our room is partitioned, we have to add 1 to our address.
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