[Letter to Clara Breed from Katherine Tasaki, Poston, Arizona, October 12, 1942]
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October 12, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Katherine Tasaki to Clara Breed.
Sunday/Dear Miss Breed,/Thank you very much for the books. I enjoyed them very much./ I am sorry for not writing sooner, but we ran out of envelopes and they didn't have any at the canteen./ School has started ever since last Monday, so that is where I spend most of my time. We had been haveing a Japenese teacher until Friday. O Friday the princible brought a american teacher. So starting from monday, we have a new teacher. I have to walk 3 blocks to school. We have scholl in a long barrack. it is cut into 3 sections. (we are in the middle.) When we have singing we go into the next room, which is the 4th gr. By the way, did I tell you I was in the 5th gr.? I had 2 slips. One said to go to the 6th gr. and the other one to go to the 5th gr. We sure do get hard work. Like Fri. we had to write our life history. We had to write the day we were born, the hospital What age we were when we moved from house to house, what age we were when we started school, what the name of the school was, a few other things, and last of all what we liked to do best. Our Japenese teacher wouldn't even let us study any words and she goes and gives us real hard words. Well I guess I'll learn some day. Thank you again./Yours Truly,/Katherine Tasaki/P.S./For the first time since I came here my mother put on curlers. But I'm afraid it won't turn out good because my is too long. It doesn't pay to pay 3.00 and get a permanent.
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