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Letter to Clara Breed from Elizabeth and Anna Kikuchi, Arcadia, California, May 6, 1942

Elizabeth and Anna wrote to Miss Breed about how they would play "library" at camp, pretending to check out books. Later in life, Miss Breed gave all of the letters she had saved to Elizabeth, who in turn donated them to the Japanese American National Museum.

Transcription:

Assemby Center/Santa Anita, Calif./May 6, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/How are you? Is San Diego hot. It is real hot out here. I never been in a hot climate like this. But this morning the weather changed and it is very cold./ Three days ago I went washing with my mother when I was coming home. I was very tired and hot. When I reached home my sister ran to me and said we got another book from Miss Breed. I was so happy because I didn't expect to get another book from you. I ran into the house forgetting how tired and hot I was. I looked at the bookcase and saw the book The Sheep Wagon Family. Now our library is getting bigger. I think our library is better than the one at the reacreation. Because they do not have any books they only have magazines. I have read all of the books in the library already./Many people here has mumps and measles. Our family already had the measles and mumps so I don't think we will get it./Love/Elizabeth Dear Miss Breed/I have enjoyed taking books out of the library. We did not go to Owens Valliy at all. But we came to Santa Anita. It rains practically avery day. We live in a horse stable. We go to the grand stand to eat. It is about 1 mile to the grandstand. It is a great big cafeteria. I walked on the rails of the horse race track. It is about 1 mile. Santa Anita is a beautiful place. /P.S. Best regards to your mother from my mother/Love Anna

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Letter to Clara Breed from Elizabeth and Anna Kikuchi, Arcadia, California, May 6, 1942
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Description 2 letters and envelope from Elizabeth and Anna Kikuchi to Clara Breed. Transcription: Assemby Center/Santa Anita, Calif./May 6, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/How are you? Is San Diego hot. It is … More »


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