Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kay and George Kida

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Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection

Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kay and George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon dated February 26, 1944. In the letter he gives advice about avoiding the draft by failing the physical examination. Says that if George does not pass the physical examination he will be put back in 4A classification. Mentions that he has had the Kidas' cows for two years and that meat prices are still low. Mentions once again having to stop people from sending Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to live with the Kidas and advises Kay to be careful about what she writes to them as he lied and told them Kay and Kenjiro Kida had been sent back to camp while George was drafted. Mentions Guy Crow (Ethel Crow's husband) as a good friend that he is worried about because of the situation with Sarah "Sade" Pyatt.




Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Kida Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon