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Letter, 4 August 1918 with cover

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Letter, 4 August 1918 with cover

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

Source

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

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Mss. A L265 / 1

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Letter addressed to Miss Nellie F. Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Route #2, Box 52.
Postmarked Wednesday, August 7, written on Sunday, August 4, 1918.



Cooks & Bakers School
Camp Taylor
Kentucky

Dearest -

Well maybe I can get my address straightened out after a while[.] they said my mail should be sent to the above address, so don't forget when you write.

Well this is another Sunday here and it seems like two years as I have not been feeling well[.] I had another shot in the arm yesterday and that makes me feel bad.

It certainly is some hot down here but not like I expected as it dosent [sic] worry me anymore than when at home, maybe its because I am inside. It was so dusty here yesterday that you could hardily [sic] see and the room was an inch thick with it.

Just as soon as I get over my shots I am going to ask for a furlough home and that won't be very long[.] will get my last shot about 1 week from Monday (tomorrow) but I don't know whether I will get it or not.

Did you find your letter in the drawer, but I hope you did not open it yet as I don't want you too [sic] until some other time.

The women and girls were going in all direction after supper last night and you can see them every where today, but I have no one down here and only thots [sic] of you because I am here and [you] are at home. I suppose you are all done plowing and have threshed by this time, and it seems funny not to see any one farming around here and to hear no threshing machines.

The men are still coming in and there will soon be about 80,000 here so you see they still have a few men left. the papers say the allies are still driving the Germans back so I hope the war will soon be over.

Well I can think of nothing else to write so will quit for this time.

With love

Frank

Citation

Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 4 August 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 20, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/16.

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