[Letter to Clara Breed from Tetsuzo (Ted) Hirasaki, Newell, California, December 3, 1943]
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December 3, 1943
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Tetsuzo (Ted) Hirasaki to Clara Breed.
En route to Poston/December 3, 1943/Dear Miss Breed,/Thanks for the road map. Was delayed in leaving until this morning because of transportation difficulties. Departure time was postponed three times! What disappointment there was on the faces at each announcement! Everyone is happy now 'cuz we're goin' home./Yesterday we had the tiniest flakes of snowfall. Again it rained instead of really snowing. At least the tiny snowflakes were dry for a few minutes before the rain. We are hoping to run into snowfall on the way home. /Dad is working in the barber shop now. Yaeko writes that she is now out on indefinite leave in Preston, Idaho. She plans to visit Poston sometime soon. /The other day the kitchen crew went on a tour of the farm since we had not been able to go out since we worked all day. The farm is really huge. The soil is soft and black. The tremendous flocks of geese have done the soil such good. However they trampled the grain and ate the greens. We saw the Tule Lake. It is beautiful. Made me homesick for S.D. It looked as if we were looking out toward the sea./Thanks again for the road map. Now we can really see where we are going. It surprised us last night to see just how far we had gone and where we were./The letters were really welcome. Now I know how soldiers feel about mail. We certainly crowded around when mail was issued. The joy of receiving and the disappointment of not receiving. Mail was food for morale. /Sincerely,/Ted/P.S. You mentioned Eleanor was down for Thanksgiving. We missed the turkey but we had steak instead. I meant to drop her a line being so close to San Francisco, but I found that I didn't have her address. I certainly wished that I were back in S.D. as that Thanksgiving in '41./T.H.
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