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Letter, 7 November 1918 with cover




Letter, 7 November 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 / 3


Letter addressed to Miss Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52
Postmarked Friday, November 8, 1918

Y.M.C.A. No. 152
[Thursday] Nov. 7, 1918

Dearest -

I am going over to the Y. to see if there is any mail from you, but first I am going to write a few lines.

Last night we had a feast fit for a queen and we all had a good time also we got some extra pay for our exertions, and so did the K of Ps as they worked until eleven o'clock so as to get the dishes washed. the package I sent you yesterday evening was a sample of the cake and also some of the paper napkins. I would have sent more but they were all used up before I knew it. You can keep them as a rememberance [sic] of the 6th day of November 1918. Say ^1:30 PM^ but I am happy word just came that Germany had accepted the peace terms and the bells and whistles were making a lot of noise.
oh! I hope it so for I sur[e]ly want to come back to you and home.

I will finish this when I have come back from the Y.

Friday morning Nov. 8. will try to write you a few more lines. oh! sweetheart Nellie are you sick? that you dont write I am worr[y]ing about you it has been more than a week and yet I have not had a line from you.

I went down to see Mrs. Klotter last evening they said they had been worried about me as they had not heard or seen me for so long, but Anna had written that I was home sick. They were tickeled [sic] to see me.

And say! they have t[w]o new babies in their family the d[a]ughter has a boy and the daughter-in-law has a daughter. I wonder if I brought them that luck ha! ha! they are so proud of these new comers.

The Louisville people tried to tear up things yesterday when the good news came and they were just wild last night. say I will be coming home some of these days and then home and you.

I am going over to see about my money as they say I can't get it until Dec.! and I am going to hallo & whop, and raise h--l in general because I was home sick and could not sign the pay rool [sic] in October, but I did in September.

This to one I love
I am your as ever

Cook Frank Lane


Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 7 November 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 16, 2024,