[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret Ishino, Arcadia, California, May 1942]
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May 5, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Margaret Ishino to Clara Breed.
May 5, 1942 / Dear Miss Breed, / Thank you kindly for the/ lovely letter. I certainly appreci- / ate it very much. / Florence will be 7 in Nov. / I told her what you thought / about the dolls; she tells / me she is anxious to / show you more. At present / Florence has those awful red / spots which we call the / measles! She is getting / along much better. Dick / and Jane or other stories similar to those are / Florence's favorite. / Incidentally--did you / know I have a baby brother / 3 months old! Santa Anita / weather is very dry, so / Thomas is becoming brown / indeed. I think he is / the cutest baby in the / world! Some day I hope / I shall be able to send you / a snapshot of Florence / and Thomas. / Yes, you certainly re- / member my taste in / reading, for I like boys' / books very much especially / in the career manner. I / know Fusa very well. / I see her now and then. / Fusa told me I may / read "Judy Grant, Editor" / as soon as Yukie Honishi / finishes it. I am sure / you know her also, for / she is a good friend of / Fusa's. / I typed a term / paper for a friend and / hope to type his thesis / too. I love typing! As / for creative writing I do / not know whether they / are or not. Yes, Miss / Breed, I think keeping / a diary of our experience / is a excellent idea, but / I am sure I shall always / remember it! / I think grownups en- / joy "camp life" for there / is Church on Sundays; / and a sewing class set / up for them. Of course / there is plenty of time / for them to visit, for / they do not have such / a big place to take / care of and there is no / cooking. I thank God / that my father is with / me. He is working as / a waiter in the cafeteria. / He goes to work from the / afternoon about 1:00 and / comes home at 7:00. I am / sure he enjoys that sort / of work for he has had / much work in that / line of work. /Florence asked me to / give her regards to you. / She may be able to / write you a little letter / in the near future. / Sincerely yours, / Margaret Ishino
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