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Letter, 19 November 1918 with cover




Letter, 19 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 Wednesday, November 20, 1918.

33rd Training Battery
F.A.C. O.T.S.
Camp Taylor, Kentucky
[Tuesday] Nov. 19, 1918

Dearest Nellie -

The reason I am using this paper is because it was to[o] cold in the barricks [sic] so I came over here. [The Y.M.C.A.]

I am feeling O.K. and still living in hopes of getting home soon.

It has been raining and snowing ever since Saturday so you know it is very disagreeable to every one as we had been having such nice weather.

We are expecting our discharge any day now and when I get mine for home and you. I only wish that all who left home might be able to come back, but that can not be so we must make the best of it and hope that there will never be another cause to cause us to leave the loved ones at home.

You must [not] write any more unless you trust that your letters either reach me or are returned and it is possible that they will not be returned as the men have to[o] much work to do. so I will do all the writing and trust that you are O.K. but if any thing happens to you you can telegraph me just as quick.

The boys are going and coming just the same as ever, as there was no word about the peace. but believe me when ever the day comes when we can start home there will be something doing.

I hope we get away from here before winter sets in as it won't be very nice down here when it snows and blows. not nearly so nice as it will be by the stove in our room. ha! ha!

We can tell a few things when we come back that will make the boys who stayed at home blush. I am certainly glad that I was not one of them who stayed. it is sur[e]ly worth the price I have paid to have had this experience of four months training.

It certainly will snow as the clouds are hanging low in the sky and it is awfully dark.

hoping to be with you soon I am yours

Frank R Lane


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