[Letter to Clara Breed from Louise Ogawa, Arcadia, California, April 30, 1942]
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April 30, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Louise Ogawa to Clara Breed.
District 1/Barrack 7 Unit 1 Ave. 7/Santa Anita Assemby Cen./Arcadia, California / April 30, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/Oh! Miss Breed, I think I am the luckiest girl in this camp to have such a kind generous friend as you. I don't know how to begin to thank you for sending me another nice book. I thought Roxana Rampant and Betty Blake O.T. were such interesting books they have become one of my favorites. Margaret Ishino is reading Betty Blake O.T. now and I won't be surprised if I read it again after she is through./After hearing that the afternoon mail came in, I hurried to the post office. Yes, as usual the line was a block long and that meant I was at the end of the line and oh what a long wait that was. But my patience was rewarded. I was told that I had a package awaiting me. Then such thoughts as, maybe someone sent me something by mistake--could it be a cake or maybe a box of cookies or candies--oh--I know it couldn't be a book rushed through my head. But to my surprise it was a book. And I was so happy I felt like shouting. Thank you ever so much for the nice book! I wish I knew a better word than thank you to show my appreciation. THANK YOU, Miss Breed!/This afternoon I ate one of the nicest lunch. It was-hamburger, 2 slices of tomato, rice, and baked potato. It was delicious./For the past 2 days people from L.A. have been coming in. This place is gradually getting full./We have a library now but there are no books as yet just magazines. I imagine there will be books in the near future. At least I hope so. But I am certain no library will be able to replace the San Diego Library./There does not seem to be much news today so I'll close now. Thank you again Miss Breed!/Sincerely,/Louise Ogawa/Please give my best to Miss McNary
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