Could I claim to be the proud holder of a "Hands Across the Sea" record?
In 1943 I met a GI in a London pub, we talked for about 20 minutes and before parting exchanged addresses. Over the years we have remained in touch.
Thirty years after our first meeting we again met in England and I was invited to my friend's Hollywood home where I spent three unforgettable weeks being overwhelmed with kindness and loving care by my host and his many wonderful friends.
In 1980 my wife and I visited my friend in his Caribbean home on Montserrat.
Two years ago we spent five weeks in San Francisco visiting some of the many friends who had been to our home.