[Letter to Clara Breed from Louise Ogawa, Arcadia, California, August 3, 1942]
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August 3, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Louise Ogawa to Clara Breed + piece of yarn.
August 3, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/I received the merchandise and your letter Monday. Thank you ever so much for all the trouble I caused you. I just love the seersucker you selected for me. Miss Breed, will you please deduct the tax, postage etc. because I don't want you to be losing anything. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the muslin and the towels! And oh, how useful they are!/Since we don't have a sewing machine, sewing by hand has become very common. Almost everyone is sewing a dress, skirt, or blouse by hand. After receiving the material, I began right away and wore it for the first time today. Everyone loves the material--almost as much as I do./I imagine you had many difficulties in buying the shorts. They were just what my brother wanted. Thank you!!!/I was very interested in the food prices. We were very surprised to hear celeries were 35-40 c. a head. It certainly made me realize how lucky we are to be able to eat plenty of celery. Yes, the recreation (Aug. 5: this letter may be delayed because post off. has not been open for a few days. Reasons can't be revealed under certain circumstances.) schools are still open. It is one of the successful projects. I imagine our stay here is soon coming to a close for our deadline to leave is Oct. 1, 1942./I am again going to take advantage of your kindness and excellent taste. Will you please send me the following:/1) 2 brown shoe string--21" or 24"/2) 1 white " " -- " "/3) 2 yds of pique (would like flower pattern or leaves, trees etc--white or pink, peach or old rose colored background. This is also for a drindle for myself.)/4) About 8 or more buttons to match the yarn I enclosed. Size--5/8-1/2" in width. (8 buttons at the least) 10 c. card buttons will do.--something pretty strong--not too fancy for it's for a sweater./5) 1/2 yd. of drapery material (It is for a knitting bag--something strong will be fine) Not too expensive./Please buy candies and gums with all the remaining money after deducting the mailing expense. Thank you!! I enclosed $2.00 in money order./Most sincerely,/Louise Ogawa
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