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Letter, 14 September 1918 with cover




Letter addressed to Miss Nellie F. Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52 Postmarked Monday, September 16, 1918.
6th Observation Battery F.A.C. O.T.S. Camp Taylor, Ky. Sept. 14 1918
Dearest Nellie - Will write you a few lines then write one to Pa as I have written to no one except you since I got back. It is certainly fine weather now and one can sleep without the flies bothering[.] I did not get up this morning until half past eight. Ritchie and I got a pass and went to Town last night. I did not know Louisville was so large. it is rather nice but not like Pueblo was. we took in one show the Alamo and it was fine. I saw Curtis Thompson on the street last night and he is just a little way from me[.] he is in the Hospital[.] think I will go over before long to see him. He looks good but does not like it here says he would rather go over there but cannot because of his hearing. Coke Station certainly was crowded with people last night and today coming from the fair and some coming to see the boys. I heard today that we will get our winter clothes the last of this month and that the cooks and K of Ps will get a 5 day furlough. I certainly will if I get the chance. I have just washed out the pants I wore home, and when I finish this letter will take a bath as I can sleep and be ready to get breakfast. Ritchie is writing to his sweetheart. he is in the same fix that you and I are, and they expect to marry just as soon as he gets out. such is our luck. You should have heard the cooks laugh when I put my apron on[.] said I had on a ladies apron, but it went in one ear and out the other[.] see it was none of their [word indecipherable].
Hoping to hear from you soon, I remain as ever your love C
ook Frank Raymond Lane
6th Observation Battery
F.A.C.O.T.S. Camp Taylor, Kentucky


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