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[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret and Florence Ishino, Poston, Arizona, September 15, 1942]

Ishino, Florence [ bio ]
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[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret and Florence Ishino, Poston, Arizona, September 15, 1942]
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H: 8 in, W: 5 in (sheet) H: 3.5 in, W: 6.25 in (envelope)

Poston, Ariz., September 15, 1942


Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada


1 letter and envelope from Margaret and Florence Ishino to Clara Breed.

September 15, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/Words cannot express my thanks for your kindness./It hardly seems possible that we have been here for 3 weeks. Without the dust and heat I could not complain about Poston./I have been working as a waitress for two weeks now and find it fun. Eleven other girls my age and over are working with me--all whom I know so we get along quite well together. /In the morning we serve coffee to the adults and coffee to the children. For dinner and supper we have ice water which is delicious because of the warm weather. Our food is much better than Santa Anita and we have more varieties. Breakfast is from 7:00 to 7:30; dinner is from 12:00 to 12:30; supper is from 5:30 to 6:00. /Next month school is going to start for students who are under 18 years of age. It is really going to be a joy getting back to school with Caucasian teachers. This is going to be a regular school and we are going to get credit for attending. I am privileged to have such an opportunity as I have only a year before I will graduate High School./Florence wants to write to you. /THANK YOU FOR THE CANDY, MISS BREED. HELLO MISS MCNARY. Florence/I will write again soon and please give my regards to Miss McNary./Sincerely,/Margaret Ishino

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