[Letter to Clara Breed from Margaret Ishino, Arcadia, California, August 18, 1942]
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August 13, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Margaret Ishino written to Clara Breed.
August 18, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/Florence and I want to thank you for the lovely books. We are most grateful./Now I may go up in a plane with Nancy Naylor and enjoy the thrill of the air. Florence was more than pleased to receive the book about the Eskimo boy which she showed to my baby brother, who laughed with glee at the pictures. /I borrowed the book, "Singing Sisters" which you sent to Louise and lived every moment with the Carey's. It certainly was a true to life story./Did Tets write to you about the riot some weeks ago. It surely was an exciting day for all, but pitiful for the persons involved in the fight. There were soldiers guarding the seven post offices in the center and it was interesting to watch them preform their duties. We live right in front of a post office so we were certainly protected just in case./Everyone in this center is going to get winter clothing from the government which is causing much excitement throughout the camp. We are ordering them from Sears, Roebuck and Co. and certainly are thankful. Each family gets a list of items with only certain nos. from the catalogue with a limited amount. We are very thankful for what the government is doing for us./We are going to a relocation center soon but wherever I may be I shall never forget your kindness and all the pleasure you have given to me and Florence through your books./Please give my regards to Miss McNary./Sincerely yours/Florence and Margaret Ishino/P/S. Florence is just beginning to learn to write her name. She attends schools on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays./
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