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 Tracy A. Sugarman to his wife, postmarked August 13, 1944

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Somehow I haven't got the patience to sit down and smooth out washes on "purty faces 'n such." Its too tedious, and exacting, and dull - and the results are perfections in mediocrity - This sock and leave method is right in harmony with my temperment these days - short quick effects. If its ok - good. If not - the hell with it. The next one will be better. No fuss, no muss, no nothin [sic] - [musical notes] no brush no lather no rub-in - wet your razor then begin! [musical notes] Maybe something'll come from all this, hey pooch? If nothing else it'll give us one more loaded sketch book - done "off France"!

Golly beeby [sic], but it's gonna be wonderful fun working *with you*! This long range stuff is bad for my digestion and death to my enthusiasm. How can I get excited over something now and try to get *you* excited about it ^(as I want to *so* badly)^ by writing - when I know you won't even hear for two weeks! But so it goes, pooch head - right up until the second I get home we'll be two weeks apart - both of us - and the *last* days will just go up in smoke when we find each other again!

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 Tracy A. Sugarman to his wife, postmarked August 13, 1944

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