I've edited difficult-to-understand language and taken out confusing parts. Original at end.
20 minute [ago] I talk[ed] with you, so I [tell you now] what I forgot [to say] we did. We was in church today. So many askt about you. [Fred] and Papa made the collection today in church.
|Will at Harlem Airport|
The lights are burning steady by your picture in the living room after the sun is sinking until I go to bed. Then I say “Good night, Ebner.”
Dear Ebner my Son,
At 5 or 5:30 in the morning the 2 green light by your photo from Ebert [photo studio] go on with a “Goot morning and God bless you today, Ebner.” Then I go to work as allways. I forgot not one evening or Morning [to greet his photo] since you left us. So you see, you be with us steady. I pray hard for you that all will be with you well. Now I hope you can read this letter. Try hard to please leave me know if you have understood.
On 23 Feb. 1943 I was working as clerk at the poll [for voting]. I [did] goot so Father teases me [that I am a] Politichen). I like it well. We had to buy a washing machine. It is so much troubel with the Laundry. I got a Maytag and it is swell. You call again (next Sunday). Will tells you the time in his letter when we are all together.
So please don’t forget to pray to God, morning and Night. God be allways with you. As allways, Your loving Pops and praying for you.
Lots of love,
Mother with 1,000 kisses. God bless you.