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The England they remember fondly

November 08, 2009

Susan Spano did a great job of taking us along to England with Adams and Jefferson ["Chasing the Founding Fathers," Oct. 25]. Makes one want to take the trip. Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874 and is buried in a very plain site in the small Bladon Church, across the street from the very elegant palace. Quite a statement about his elegance.

Dick Mason

Redondo Beach


I was born and raised in England of American parents. I enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy at the American Embassy in London during 1942-43. Spano's article was a delight for me, and I am sending it to my cousins in England. I am sure they will be as surprised as I was to learn of this episode.

When I visited Grosvenor Square a couple of years ago, for old times' sake, I was appalled by our monstrous embassy building, which ruins the beautiful square. At least the Canadians are taking good care of the old embassy.

Allen Curtis

Palos Verdes Estates

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