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Correspondence and the forced dispersal of Japanese Canadians

Jackie Takahashi

Magrath, AB on June 22, 1944

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: Box 76,
: Magrath Alta.,
: June 22 /44
: Dear Joan,
: I sent a letter to you on the 28th of Dec. but it came back to me for I put the wrong address on -- must of been day-dreaming
: Well how’s everything? Good as ever I hope. Not much change here -- never is.
: Talk about school. I’m sick of school. Sick of going 3 miles to learn nothing. All I learnt so far is a little math and french. Hardly learnt anything in the three subjects.
: School is a little bit livelier now that they play badminton during noon hours. We are making a ping pong table in shop so we’ll be able to play ping pong soon. The tumbling club isn’t getting
: ahead very fast. Yesterday we had club period so I went down to tumblr and I was doing these forward rolls and things again I don’t think I’ll go down to tumble again till they get a little better.
: Last night we (the B team) went to Cardstone to play basketball and lost by one point. Two weeks from now we play them again on our own floor. On the 7th we beat Raymond by about 6 points.
: Last night going and coming back from Cardstone we were like sardines in a can. Twenty-one of us crowded in a little van about 8ft x 5ft. Four sat in the front and 17 of us were in the back crowded so much we could hardly move. There was 10 boy and 7 girls in the back. After the game last night we all were invited to a dance in an [???] Church. I was just a wall flower. They
: sure have a nice dancing hall there.
: I read your [sic] having nice weather on the coast. Well we haven’t anything to kick about for we are having swell weather too. We haven’t seen snow since Christmas when we had a little snow. The days are really warm but the last few days the darn wind has been blowing terribly. Most of the ice have [sic] melted now so we can’t go skating.
: I’ve got to go [???] now so I’ll close here. Oh yes I got a few souvenir hankies so I thought I should send one to you.
: Well So-Long now
: Yours sincerely
: Jack T.