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Letter, 3 September 1918 with cover




Letter, 3 September 1918 with cover


Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.


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Letter addressed to Miss Nellie F. Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52 Postmarked Wednesday, September 4, 1918.

25 Battery F.A.C.O. T S Camp Taylor, Kentucky [Tuesday] September 3, 1918

Sweetheart - This finds me all cleaned up ready for a rest, and I think I kneed [sic] it as I have worked every since three oclock this morning. I am going over to the Company this evening and see if I can get a furlough for next week. I don't know what they will say but I guess we will leave here next week Monday to West Point for a hike but I am not sure so if I can get home[.] I am coming see as you had better not write after Wednesday or when you get this letter because you see we never know from one week to another what we will do. We sure put up some dinner today[.] we had baked beans, rice pudding, vegitable [sic] soup, syrup, and ice tea, also cold tomatoes. [I] am getting to be quite a cook, and will show you how when I get a chance. I want to write Alice a letter after awhile to let her know that I am O.K., because she made me promise to write when I got time, so this will be a good chance. I tell you I wish I could be some where so that I could have your letters because they are some great comfort to me. but when they move one around so much you don't know what to do. If this war was only over with what a time we would have for sure. we would go every where and not work for two weeks, would we? Well this makes the seventh week and it seems some times like it was seven years and again it seems like yesterday. and how well I remember the moment at last when I had to leave you[.] it was almost to[o] much but I had to hold up because there were others besides myself, see. well I hope it will be the last time when I have to do any thing like that again.
Hoping to see you soon I remain as ever yours with love
Frank R. Lane


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