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 Tracy A. Sugarman to his wife, postmarked February 9, 1945

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together again to repeat the same ideas. That's not my idea of "living it" and I know its not yours. And in the beginning it probably wasn't theirs. But its easy as hell - and like the squirrels on the treadmill, they *go* like hell, standing still. *Before* ^stepping on my potential^ {only} soapbox (in private *and* public) I want to help build us the richest, fullest, most wonderful life together we can fashion. The things we *find* true and important and dear in our life are worth fighting for and working for and believing in. If we expose ourselves to living, Junie - segregating, selecting, rejecting the poor and retaining the perfect - then our values *are* assured and the things we want ^for *all* of Gods [sic] little children we know *are* true. Two people aren't very large, darling - and our contribution to the world's good will never be recorded in history books. But if two people have integrity - if two people persist in seeking out the true from the false - if two people seek only the best always - if two people believe in themselves and in each other and in the inherent capacity for good and decency in everyone - if two people recognize their own shortcomings and their own limitations and refuse to compromise their standards to fit comfortably around them - if two people let their love warm every part of their contact with the living - then their tiny orbit has been real and important. If those who touch them are warmed, if {those who} ^others have justified their belief in good by knowing them - then {they've} ^those two have^ lived the richest, most exciting life there can be. They've "lived it." I want those two to be us, darling. It *can* be. Goodnight, angel. All my heart

Your Teddy.

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 Tracy A. Sugarman to his wife, postmarked February 9, 1945

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