[Letter to Clara Breed from Louise Ogawa, Arcadia, California, May 7, 1942]
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May 7, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter (2 p.) and envelope from Louise Ogawa to Clara Breed.
District 1/Barrack 7 Unit 1 Avenue 7/Santa Anita Assembly Center/Arcadia, California/May 7, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/About a month has gone by but we are still as happy as we were two years ago, and I am looking forward to the future when all this will be over./How are you, Miss Breed? I hope you are in the best of health!!!/Since school has not started yet I decided to do something else besides washing, ironing, and cleaning the rooms. I finally got a job as a waitress. Once I start serving tea I don't know whether I am coming or going. There is not enough girls so we serve 3 or 4 tables, and it certainly keeps us busy./We now have a newspaper called the Santa Anita Pacemaker. It is published twice a week. I thought maybe you would like to read it so I was going to send it to you, but my mother threw it away. I shall send the next publication to you./There are about 11,984 people in this assembly center now. The capacity for this center is estimated to be between 17,000 and 18,000. More inductees are on schedule to arrive this week. There are so many people here that the cooks have to use shovels to transfer food from one pan to another./We had an enjoyable evening last night at the community singing. Community singings are held once a week./My, the book, The Singing Sisters, certainly is an interesting book! I enjoyed it tremendously./The dinner bell is ringing but before closing I would like to thank you for everything and hope you will write during your leisure hours for than that spark of loneliness will soon fade away. Please give my regards to Miss McNary./Very sincerely yours,/Louise Ogawa
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