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Letter, 13 August 1918 with cover




Letter, 13 August 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 / 1



Letter addressed to Miss Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Route #2, Box 52.
Postmarked [Wednesday] August 14, 1918.

16 Battery Officers Training School
Camp Taylor, Ky.
[Tuesday] Aug. 13, 1918

Dearest Nellie -

Just received your box of candy apples, bananas and writing material, so will write you a few lines. got your letter which you wrote the 11th this morning but I did not get the box till evening.

Well I will keep both tablets as the fellow who wanted the other one is over in the 29th Co. across the railroad and I am not going to carry it to him.

I am sorry that it has been so hot there you are loosing [sic] all your tomatoes, but we can't understand every thing.

The reason I don't start to school is because they have a system just like the Moores Hill College and we will have to go two months before we have completed our studies, then we are graduates[.] we will get to be Chef or Mess Seargent [sic] who gets $60 [per month] and that is what I want. so if I get to be a graduate cook I am going to come home for a while if I can and you can prepare to get ready to take part of my wages after that. I don't expect to get a furlough now until I am thru school.

Well the months will soon go by if we are kept busy all the time, as we have been in the past few days. when I am off duty, I get to sweep the squad room and go over to the Y.M.C.A. and write letters so you see my time is well spent. Just as soon as I get my money [I] am going to town long enough to get my pictures taken and if they are good I may send you one of them.

I expect to go to the place where I moved from Sunday afternoon to see if any one is there from up around home as they are coming in from all over the U.S.

I have not read my [word indecipherable] yet but tomorrow after noon will have some time and while I rest I will read them.

Well I have to get up about half past three in the morning so will quit for the time.

As ever yours with love



Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 13 August 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 13, 2024,


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