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Letter from an Issei man to his wife (ddr-densho-166-12)
doc Letter from an Issei man to his wife (ddr-densho-166-12)
This letter was sent from Kunizo Mayeno in the Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico, to his wife Masaye at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

Narrator Bill Nishimura

Nisei male, born June 21, 1920, in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston …
Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
vh Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
Nisei male, born June 21, 1920, in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston …
Letter sent from Issei man to wife (October 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-140)
doc Letter sent from Issei man to wife (October 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-140)
Excerpt: "I gazed with deep thinking of you I living simple life in separate of long distance day after day, and made me freshly homesick."
Letter from Issei man to wife (September 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-135)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (September 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-135)
Excerpt: "I wish you will get private apt. sooner. Did you meet Mr. Hara? He will help you [with] the housing."
Letter from Issei man to wife (October 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-139)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-139)
Excerpt: "How is the small fish which you brought home with water? Roy changing the water every day, alive yet? Ten months today."
Letter from Issei man to wife (November 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-151)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (November 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-151)
Excerpt: "I love to know that your [you] are enjoying good health in spite of cold such the snow or hailing there."
Letter from Issei man to wife (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-122)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-122)
Excerpt: "Delighted to know you are well, keep jolly. Unless you keep up a strong heart you will fall ill."
Letter from Issei man to wife (October 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-137)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-137)
Excerpt: "We had an art exhibit other day. It was great success and thanks to the fine work of the amateur artists and the effort of the committee in charge."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-116)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-116)
Excerpt: "How are you? I don't heard you too long since June 22 you wrote me to Missoula, make me anxious about you as sickness or..."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (August 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-127)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (August 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-127)
Excerpt: "Don't be silly dear my poem should be comfort you and smile. I will send you Lordsburg desert poem someday not now."
Letter from Issei man to wife (October 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-138)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-138)
Excerpt: "Thanks for your 26th loving letter on Friday, just after the funeral. You know how much I love your letter to have."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-117)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-117)
Excerpt: "How are you under intense heat? Am well but yearning after north, thinking of you in severe summer."
Letter from Issei man to wife (March 7, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-166)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 7, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-166)
Excerpt: "I was extremely happy to hear that Arthur-Fumi were married and Roy volunteered for Army."
Letter from Issei man to wife (November 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-146)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (November 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-146)
Excerpt: "I have received your elegant Japanese letter at last, just after I sent your letter on Monday."
Letter from Issei man to wife (October 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-145)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-145)
Excerpt: "Thank you for the koffee-toffee delicious sweet which I got yesterday with rejoice and ate at the tea time with my friends who were envy so much upon me, say 'Sweet Wife.'"
Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-163)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-163)
Excerpt: "I saw a small whirlwind taking sand up in the sky. I had not seen it for some time."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-160)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-160)
Excerpt: "Received letter with interested about reunion I knew more detail the camp of Crystal City. I wired you after study well & careful consideration."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (March 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-165)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (March 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-165)
Excerpt: "I don't hear from you last half a month, except telegram but you are well, as I believe in Divine protection and blessing."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-114)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-114)
Excerpt: "Friends praised you for your faithful and good disposition but I love you whole without condition as you know."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-115)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-115)
Excerpt: "I don't heard long time you. Guess you wrote me by Japanese so censor take long time."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (October 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-144)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (October 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-144)
Excerpt: "I am continue good health and keep harmonious Mayor's staff here."
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