Haru Tanaka


Claire D. Sprague


Turlock Assembly Center, Turlock, Calif.



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Turlock Ass. [Assembly] Center

A-4-17, 18

Turlock, Calif. [California]

Dear Mrs. Sprague,

Did you go to vacation yet? I know we couldn’t. We have to move pretty soon. About the end of this month. How is the summer weather over there? Ours is in the morning it is cold, and later on it becomes so hot I just hate to wake up in the morning. It’s so cold. Every Friday night there’s a vaudeville show and this Friday it was the last one here because we have to be moving out. The L.A. [Los Angeles] and Walnut grove people are going out first because they came about the last. We have to move out about the last. I’m having kind of fun here. We go to school, but school isn't very fun. I’m real homesick. I wished that the war didn’t start. I want to see my Bingo and Bobby. I bet our prunes are all ripe. Last week my sister cut her appendisides [appendicitis] and I was so lonesome. She had to go to Modesto to cut it. She’s in their Hospital now. So long. Over

Yours truly

Haru Tanaka

P.S. Not having very much a fine time. Boo, hoo, I want to go home.



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Letter from Haru Tanaka to Claire D. Sprauge, n.d. [1942]