Title: Letter to a nisei man from his mother, (denshopd-i153-00060)
Densho ID: denshopd-i153-00060


June 14, 1943

Dear Joe

We received your letters and post card with thanks. I am sorry you are still waiting for your job. If it takes too long, you better try other job. Don't you think so? The paper says "There are many kind job in Chicago" Isn't it right? Are you going to the church now? There might be a big man who gives jobs to Japanese or did you ask Mr Smeltzer, or the W.R.A. office in Chicago? I pray so you can get a job as soon as possible, yesterday Manzanar Church celebrated its one year Anniversary. The young people chair sang, but it was not so good. I know only Takuo Hori and Tatsuo Miyake were among these people. Others nearly all left here. After church services Mrs Sakata came to our Apt. We talked about each of our sons. She said George is working in the school caftelia and very religionized every thing he wants to do.

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This year sugar beet worker is not so good, I think. Mr Wakamatsu left to Idaho a month ago, and he is coming bake in the middle of next month. It is not so good for Mr Takemura to work 11 hours a day he might be sick some time after that.

We think that relocation is a good idea, but it seems that we are going to stay here for the rest of this year, so we will be thinking about it.

Today I am going to send you a pair pants, sweater and pictures of the foot ball game. You don't need sweater right now, but I just finish it, so keep it for cold weather. Did you receive 2 shorts 2 pair of stocking & 1 handkerchief? Please answer for it. We are all Okay, papa carry cane sometimes, but it is not poor health, that is Manzanar fashion, even young people too. Mary Fudioka going to leave Wed.day I think that is all to tell you so close now.