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Correspondence and the forced dispersal of Japanese Canadians

Teruko Ikeda

Raymond, AB on February 14, 1943

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: c/o L. Brandley
: Box 299,
: Raymond, Alta.,
: Feb 14.
: Dear Joan,
: I received your letter few weeks ago and was very glad to receive it. I am sorry for not writing any sooner but under certain circumstances I could not.
: Well Joan, hows the weather treating you? We’re having one of the coldest winter Alberta has had in yrs. Brr -- , it sure was cold walking almost a mile on the cold days but I managed to live through somehow. I’m sure it was cold in B.C. this yr. for a large number of schools had been closed.
: It was one of the coldest winter you had in yrs. wasn’t it? Will it effect [sic] you very much? Has Q.E. opened up yet?
: It certainly is news to hear that [Muriel???] left Q.E. Gee, I can’t imagine it. She wrote to me last in December and I haven’t heard from her since. If she happens to write to you would you give me her new address.
: Theres most of our group in Raymond but there are few families gone to Magrath, Sterling and Welling.
: I’ve seen Jackie, Johnny, Tan, Tashiko, Suzie etc a few times. I’m sure glad Sumi is with me.
: so you see I’m not so lonely as I thought I’d be when I first started school. We take most of the same subjects only Sumi takes French and I take Book Kg.
: Raymond won playing basketball, against Sterling a few weeks ago and on Fri-12, Raymond went to Magrath to play but they had lost the game.
: On Fri 12, they had the young peoples social at the Hungarian Hall and I’m sure everyone had a grand time. Gee! I wanted to go but I was sick so I couldn’t go. And Thurs. we had something down at the Buddhist church and I couldn’t go. Darn it, Everything has to go wrong at the wrong time.
: Yoshio N. came from Magrath to to the Social for the first time. I’m sure he had a swell time.
: Say have you heard from Emee. If you have could you give me her address.
: By the way hows your little friend of Sonny Ohama. Gee! we miss him but I guess you miss him just as much or even more. or is it Albert that you miss).
: Well, I better close for now. Give my best regards to the girls in your class. Write to me soon, won’t you. Good-bye.
: Sincerely yours
: Teruko Ikeda.

Preferred Citation

Ikeda, Teruko. Correspondence from Teruko Ikeda to Joan Gillis. 14 February 1943. RBSC-ARC-1786-02-25. Joan Gillis fonds. University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections, Vancouver, Canada.