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    Nixon’s Love Letters Unveiled

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - JANUARY 20: President Richard M. Nixon and his wife Pat Nixon on his Inauguration day, January 20, 1969.  (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

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    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in California is celebrating the 100th birthday of the former president's wife, Pat, with love letters that “Tricky Dick” wrote her years before rising to power. Nixon gushed and called his future bride “dearest heart” and “Irish gypsy.” “Every day and every night I want to see you and be with you,” he wrote. “Let’s go for a long ride Sunday; let’s go to the mountains weekends; let’s read books in front of fires; most of all, let’s really grow together and find the happiness we know is ours.” The two met while auditioning for a play in Southern California and dated for two years until he proposed on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He delivered her engagement ring in a small flower basket. They married in 1940.

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