[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret Ishino, Poston, Arizona, January 6, 1942]
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January 6, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Margaret Ishino to Clara Breed.
January 6, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/Thank you very much for your lovely letter./My mother was very happy to know you enjoyed the flowers and the silk. Please do not return the silk to me as nothing in this world is too big to give you! Just a few yards of silk is much too little for one who has made Florence and me truly happy and grateful./Perhaps if you keep at your garden you can have a Victory Garden and plant your vegetables and flowers in a "V" shape./I guess even if we Japanese are in camps we are much more fortunate when it comes to food for we get our share of meat, butter and eggs at least twice a week. Incidentally do you have horse meat in butcher shops yet? One of my teachers who went home for Christmas vacation said that food had gotten so high that she too was glad to be in here. /I guess the little children will have to replace ice cubes for ice cream soon if you can't have it unless you buy a sundae. I know coffee-lovers are certainly suffering because sugar is rationed and cream and coffee are certainly hard to get at present./Soon, I believe we San Diegans are going to get clothing allotments again and I am very happy. I wonder if this is a rumor or not but is Marstons going to close?/Thomas is in the best of health and just won't stay still. Already he will walk with the aid of something but I doubt whether he will walk before his birthday because of his weight--a good 30 pounds. Florence is doing very good at school and I will send you some more pictures drawn by her and letters soon./Sincerely yours, /Margaret Ishino
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