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Letter, 13 September 1918 with cover




Letter, 13 September 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 / 2



Letter addressed to Miss Nellie F. Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52 Postmarked Saturday, September 14, 1918.
Cook Frank R. Lane 6th Observation Battery F.A.C.O.T.S. Camp Taylor, Ky.
Sept. 13 1918
Dear Sweetheart - Will write you a few lines now. have just finished my work and shaved. I feel tolerbly [sic] well altho my cold is not much better. but my eyes do not bother [me] any more, for which I am glad. This morning the Lieut. came in the kitchen while we were cleaning up and said that the Major had said that we had the cleanest kitchen inside and out in the Camp area. now what do you think of that? and maybe we did not feel good for that coming from the Major is grand. I do not know but I believe that if I could try, that I might get off to come home and help cut the corn as some of the boys got off for 30 days. but I hardily [sic] know what to do as I was just home. but it would be grand if I could. Am going over to the Co and see why I haven't got any pay. it seems to me like we aught [sic] to be getting ours now. it will be 2 months monday, and if I do I am going to send some home to you - for if you are not mine by law you are by love and I don't want any one but you to have any thing from me see. When I think what you were to me those few but happy days I was home it seems that I can do my work with a lighter heart than before, because a whole lot of good was done in those few days[.] they surely were a joyous lot to me. I will ever remember them. I am going to have my hair cut again this evening so that I woun't look so long haired. Have you got our pictures yet and how are they but I know they are O.K. or at least yours are if I did not spoil both. I am going to send you these two pieces of poetry and I wish you would see that one is published in the Rep [“The Versailles Republican” newspaper.] for Roy Hunters and some of the other boys sake[.] I will mark the one I mean. the other you can hand to Mrs. Gloyd to read at the [event name indecipherable] or to some one if you wish but be sure you get it back so you can keep it. Well I will write again tomorrow evening.

Yours with love Frank


Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 13 September 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 13, 2024,


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