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 Tracy A. Sugarman to his wife, June 13, 1944

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of the business being done. The glimpses we've had have been enough. *Through it all and leading up to our coming there must have been - looking back now - a certain growing tension in all of us.* There was nothing spectacular or dramatic about it that I can recall. You were hardly aware of it. But there must have been *a great deal of self-searching. For myself I found I was completely set for anything. There was a completeness and reason in my living up to that point that was answer in itself.* I thought a lot about you, Junie dear - and I was so grateful to you and for you that it seemed to encompass my entire feelings. *Above all else I prayed that I live to make you happy.* That alone was yet to be done. I wanted to live, darling - *living has always been like a new toy for me - * and *I wanted to live for you and with you.* The promise of our tomorrows stretched ahead and were delicious just to contemplate. The immediacy of the events and the nervous energies that were being charged and harnessed by each day passing left little time for remembering. The thousands of pleasures we'd shared lost their identities and were just something good and tender and lovely and warm. They

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