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Letter, 18 September 1918 with cover




Letter, 18 September 1918 with cover


Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.


Mss. A L265 Lane, Frank Raymond. Correspondence, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky





Mss. A L265 / 2



Letter addressed to Miss Nellie F. Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52 Postmarked Wednesday, September 18, 1918.
Camp Taylor Kentucky Sept. 18, 1918
Dearest - Tis almost time for me to go in the kitchen but will write first. the men of this battery moved to another building, so this is the 3rd Observation Battery now instead of the 6th so you letters you addressed to the 6th I will get O.K. but address the next you write to the 3rd and maybe you had better not try to write more than once every week as I am liable to change any time. We had no one for supper last night, [or] for breakfast this morning but the cooks and kitchen police and perhaps no more until tomorrow so we have it tolerbly [sic] easy now. Oh! yes four of us went to Louisville took in the Gayety and I am sending you the program. it was just grand. we had a good time and got home about half past twelve. I got my pay this morning for the last week in July and August. so now I won't send home for any more, but just as soon as I get my check chashed [sic] I will send you $10 or more as my check is for $32.10, and I will get another pay next month. I suppose you have our pictures now and do nothing but look at them every time you have a chance. I wish I could get mine soon. they have not come yet, as I have not had a word since I came back down here. We will soon get our winter clothes then perhaps we will get new uniforms that some one can't laugh at. they will be warmer than the ones we now have. I went over to the Y.M.C.A. and got me some writing paper and envelopes so while there I wrote my address and my Lodge so that if any thing should happen they can find me. I thot maybe I could have my mail sent to the Y. but they are not allowed to receive any mail. I am waiting and longing for the day to come when I can come home, to clasp you in my arms and receive those kisses and no one can give but you. if only this cruel war would end what a lot of happy people there would be. Wallace Bupp has never come around yet and as I don't know his address of course I don't know where to find him. Is Dolly at Bupps or at her folks? I suppose when I left every one was glad and talked very different from what they did when I was there.
This finds me yours forever
Cook Frank R. Lane
3rd Observation Battery F.A.C.O.T.S.
Camp Taylor Kentucky


Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 18 September 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 16, 2024,