Di mame fregt - Mama Asks
By Philip Fishl Kutner

Fishele, vos tustu? Ikh her nisht fun dir. Du shraybst nisht tsu mir. Du telefonirt nisht azoy vi amol. Ikh ze du nisht. Dertseyl mir vos geyt mit ale dayne arbet un organizatsies.

Mama, I’m sorry. Your picture is on the mantle over the fireplace. You remember the one with you and Papa? That’s the one where you are wearing that hat that almost covers your eyes. I used to not like it, but it seems to be special now.

Sally seems to be a little better and the kids and eyneklekh are doing fine. Now that Serke is retired, it seems that I have less free time.

Mama my blind group keeps me busy and the Yiddish clubs are doing very well. I know that there will be bad days, but somehow it all seems to work out.

My Debbie is a joy and every daddy ought to have a daughter just like her. She is helping with the conference and she did a great job last year.

Mama, I miss you and promise to see you soon.