[Letter to Clara Breed from Louise Ogawa, Arcadia, California, July 15, 1942]
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July 15, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Louise Ogawa to Clara Breed.
July 15, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/Thank you a million times for the delicious candy, soap, and the most interesting book! I was most interested in the book because I have read, Peggy Covers Washington, London, and Peggy Covers News. I enjoy Emma Bughee's books very much. The books which you so kindly have sent are now scattered all over this camp and I won't at all be surprised if one of them has entered Seabiscuit's stable./I shall never forget that day you visited us. At the sight of your smiling face a big lump formed at the pit of my throat never dreaming I would ever see you again. I was very glad to to see you in the best of health./The distribution of our second checks began today. It was, of course, my first check. I felt so proud to receive it because I really earned it all by myself. It makes me feel so independent. We receive about 37 c. a day. For 11 days work I received $3.04./I am going to take advantage of your generosity and ask you to go on a little shopping tour for me in your leisure time. Will you please send me the following:/1) 2 yards of printed seersucker (something that would look nice when made into a drindle. I already have 2 striped ones - green + white; red + white - so please do not send striped one.) cost = not over 50 c. a yard./2) 1 1/2 yd. of plain white seersucker. (about same price has printed one)/10) BOYS Cooper-Jockey shorts - SIZE: 28 waist STORE: Walkers/3) 1/2 yd. of muslin (going to use it for stiffening)/11) 1 small face towel (cheap one is all right)/4) 1 card of snaps .05/5) 5 Hollywood curlers/6) 2 shower caps 29/7) 1 bottle of brown liquid shoe polish--10 c./8) 1 bottle of Skrips royal blue ink. 15 c./9) 1 mirror sold at Kress for 15 c. or 25 c. [crossed out]/I have enclosed $4.50 in money order. I hope this amount will be sufficient - if not please let me know. I hope I'm not causing you too much trouble./I want so much to repay you for all the nice books, candy, and soap but do not know how I can. In my spare-time I made this book marker. It is made very crudely but I hope you will be able to use it./Please give my best to Miss McNary./Yours very sincerely,/
Louise Ogawa/Ps. If there seems to be some money left over after deducting the shipping expense would like to have some Butterscotch balls or Fruit balls or drops./Thank you again.
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