[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret Ishino, Poston, Arizona, April 6, 1943]
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April 6, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Margaret Ishino to Clara Breed.
April 6, 1943/Dear Miss Breed,/Thank you for your lovely letter. I was most happy to hear from you./I am sorry I took so much of your time, but since you sent me so many pencils I feel I do not need a pencil pouch. Thank you again./Thomas looks like Henry, my brother who is 2 years younger than I. He eats practically everything but he makes sure of what he eats. I once gave him a piece of lemon and ever since then he will not eat anything unless he is sure. He can say mama, poppa, water, sleep, and please. Our floors have holes in them and ever so often I catch him putting pencils, spoons down the holes. The other day I caught him just in time as he was going to put my pen down into the hole. He certainly is a mischievous baby!/It started to rain again today. I am afraid I do not like rain here as everything becomes so muddy. Thomas turns our 20 x 25 unit up side down./This Sunday on the 4th I attended a missionary conference. The theme was "Launch Out into the Deep." Five of our Caucasian teachers here are missionaries and they told some of their experiences in the field of missionaries. It began from 9:00 until 11:30 in the evening. Morning worship, followed by a picnic lunch. Then we heard a panel discussion about the opportunities and qualifications of missionaries. The evening service began with vesper hour then evening worship. It was a fairly tiring day, but I enjoyed every moment of my first conference. /I too wish that you may visit Poston! Time certainly flies--it will be a full year since we left San Diego./I hope soon peace will come and that I may see you in the very near future. May God be with you until we meet again./Most sincerely,/Margaret Ishino
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