I was waiting [for] Will to send you a Letter but he is with his Air Port Working and so busy so I have to try again.
2 March Cooky [Cookie] kam [came] from Work befor going home and we both visit for [a] goot 1/2 hour. She like her work. You know it already [that] she have Duk’s work.
Note: “Duk” is Harvey Duck, a classmate of Ebner’s from Austin High School. She means that Cookie, Ebner’s girlfriend, took on Duck’s job, a typical transference of a job to women when all the men went into the military).
Try hard. God bless you steady and help you to finish what you wish.
I will [be] praying steady for you by your picture. Sunday afternoon I sent you $25.00 with a letter. Do you need some sweater or anyting [so] you not get a cold? Send me lines. [i.e., write me.] We have very cold here, [and] steady hard working for Papa of course. I [wish] the best for you [wherever] you go and [whatever] you do. God lead and be all the time with you.
With lots of love and kiss. Mother and Dad and Will