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Letter, 17 August 1918 with cover




Letter, 17 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 [Sunday], August 18, 1918.

16 Battery, Officers Training School
Camp Taylor, Ky
[Saturday] Aug. 17, 1918

Dearest Nellie -

Will write again altho I almost feel as if I ought not as I have not had an answer since about Tuesday or Wednesday at the most. but guess you were to[o] busy but could you not write just a few lines at least twice a week. Oh, kid you don't know how I enjoy those letters. if you knew what we have to contend with [by] the way of tempt[at]ions you would be shocked to the utmost. they [are] such as I can hardily [sic] name, but just a few are vice, swearing, and vulgar talking. these are the most we have here. the boys go to town at least once a week, but I have not yet and that is not all. as long as you still love me rest assured that if I go to town I will come back just as much a man as I was when I went. I may have not always been O.K. but since you have come into my life I have been different and will continue to do so from now on[.] some of the books we read here give us a lecture on the tempt[at]ions that we should shun and why. So remember that when I come back to you I will be just as good as when I left, so help me God.

We are to have an inspection by an officer from Washington this morning and so we are trying to clean up. I will go back on duty at noon and then tomorrow afternoon I am going over to see if my Co. is still where they were.

I heard that Talcum powder would take dandruff out of your hair and would also keep your hair from coming out and would make it grow in again. I am going to try it when I come home.

Well I have to go wash some duds so I guess I had better bring this to a close. you see we have no special wash day down here, just wash when we have time so this [is] my time and I always try to keep my clothes clean.

Write soon as you can and believe me always as yours to command

With love



Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 17 August 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 16, 2024,