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Letter, 25 September 1918 with cover




Letter addressed to Miss Nellie F. Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52
Postmarked Wednesday, September 25, 1918.

Y.M.C.A. No. 152
Camp Taylor, Ky
Sept. 25, 1918

Dearest -

Just received you letter of the 23rd and I sure was glad to get it. I began to think you were sick and could not write it had been two long weeks since I saw or heard from you. you never said why you did not write sooner.

Well I had to report back to my Company this afternoon and I am now transferred to the Artillery Kitchens and as far as I know will stay where I am, altho there is some prospect of going to West Point. I am going to try and come home a few days when I find out what they intend to do with me, so you can watch the road.

I saw one man laid out this morning just back of our kitchen. a heavy[-]loaded truck started to pull the hill and could not make it, and while they were backing down (the brakes would not hold) they landed the back end in the big ditch and one man who was riding on the back was thrown under the boxes and was carried to the Hospital unconscious, but is getting along O.K. now.

I had a letter from home yesterday but they did not write much. said they had a letter from Alice and they had bought a farm.

Wonder who put that in the paper. some one making fun I guess ha! ha! but it was some send off was it not.

If I can get my check cashed tonight I will send some home so watch the mail and when you write always put return on the envelopes so that if I did not happen to get it, you would.

I broke my ring this morning while getting some ice out of the box and guess I will send it home[.] I don't want to destroy it altogether, and we have such heavy work it is to[o] much for a light ring.

I only hope and pray that they don't send me any farther away than I am for now I have a chance to come home but if I get farther away I may not.

I have written every other day since I was home and I can't understand why you don't get my letters, and then I only had one for all those[.] I will make you talk you head off when I see you. ha! ha!

Hoping to hear real soon
I am yours forever

Frank R. Lane


Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 25 September 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 22, 2024,