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Letter, 24 August 1918 with cover




Letter, 24 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.
16 Battery
Officers Training School
Camp Taylor, Kentucky
Aug 24, 1918
Dearest Nellie -

Will write you a few lines and if they come out as they should you will get this Monday. I was again disappointed[.] I wanted to go over to Coke Station but I did not get a pass. oh well such is life in the army.

Received your letter yesterday and am sorry that my people did not ask you to come along, altho as yet they have not been here but may be they will come tomorrow.

Tomorrow we go out to camp just across the road from here[.] it is not very far[.] it is just to get a sight of how to do cooking in the line.

We got word this morning that we will leave this place Sat. next or Sunday, and I don't know what they will do with us as we will get our orders later. perhaps if we have every thing in tip top shape we might get a furlough oh! how I wish we would.

Alice had told me about your father's accident - but I forgot to mention it when I wrote. I hope he is better now.

You can call up Nell and tell her not to write after Wednesday or so that I can get the letters by Friday evening because we might leave and then I would not get my mail. so if you see any one who intends to write tell them to write so I get it by Friday. see as I don't want to miss any mail as that is what keeps a fellow alive down here.

You must not let any one read this letter as I am going to write some that a few must not read.

All I have to say is that if Henry don't think enough of you to bring you down to see me he does not think of any thing but his old money and some day he will find out that it is not all, and he might have to come to war too if they pass that law, and then when he is here he may want some one to come and see him.

If they take all the boys from home the girls will be just as bad off as the hens when you kill the roosters ha! ha! but I hope that it is not so for I believe that we will have won before long then the welcome the boys will get when they come home. it wont be the slacker who stays around home and loves the girls while we are gone. Oh, it makes me quiver when I think how some girls do, have a lover and then just as soon as he is gone allow any Tom Dick, or Harry to go.

I think you did fine with your letters as I have received at least two a week since I have got my address straightened out. But the more the merrier. The cigars are O.K. I have smoked two of them and will try another after while. I have not given any of them away and will not as they have [been] given to me by you.

The roads are crowded with machines again today and I suppose they will be tomorrow but no one that I know.

Now don't forget if to [sic] tell any one you see who is going to write tell them what I said and I will write when I find out where we are going.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

I remain yours, with love



Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 24 August 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 21, 2024,