Letter, 6 September 1918 with cover



Letter, 6 September 1918 with cover


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


6 September 1918


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Mss. A L265 / 2


Letter addressed to Miss Nellie F. Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52 Postmarked Friday, September 6, 1918.

25 Battery F.A.C.O. T S Camp Taylor, Kentucky September 6, 1918

Sweetheart Nellie - Well this [is] Friday and [I] write a few more lines as I did not get to write yesterday. was off duty at noon so I went over to get a pass to town. well I got it, and about 4 oclock I started, found the Klotter place but no one at home then[.] so I walked about 8 blocks and came back. found Mrs. Klotter and her daughter-in-law. they had been expecting me so I was taken right in and made to feel at home. their son came next and her two daughters afterward who are married[.] at last but not least came the father. we had supper and about 7.30 I came back to camp having spent an enjoyable evening. they are poor but about as friendly as any one I have met. they asked me to come whenever I wanted to and could, so perhaps I may. but if you could have been there it would have been almost like home, see it only likes [sic] you for me to have home. Well my hay fever is here at last but not so bad as last year[.] I hope it doesn't. it is very cool now and that does not help a fever any, other wise I feel well. Mr Jones may be at the door when I go to make soup see ha! ha! Say but [you] should have had a slice of my corn bread yesterday. the head cook said it beat any he had made since in camp (Oh lordy) but I feel big. I have not had a letter all this week, and it is Friday and only one last. [Sic.] it seems like I have tough luck all the time but if I [k]new where I would be all the time it would be different. There is a Fair on for this week in Louisville but guess I will not go as it takes money and I don't want to spend to[o] much as pay day is not here yet and don't just [know] when it will [be] as it [is] so uncertain. A cook by name Brown and I went and filled our straw ticks (but it was not Rosa Brown) so now we will sleep warmer. I nearly froze last night altho I had two blankets over me and one under. It is so crowded in this room that [there] is hardily [sic] room for any one to pass between the beds and it makes it very unhandy.
Bye Bye love and sweetheart until I write again.
Frank Raymond Lane

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