Jerry Hulse’s columns have been a source of constant interest to my wife and me, as I’m sure they are to countless others. In 1983, as we were contemplating a trip to England and Scotland, we came across a column Hulse had written concerning, among other things, a small hotel in London, namely the Westland. He headed it up with a picture of the staff lined up across the entrance. We made a reservation and cut out the picture, which we presented when we registered.
Our stay was very enjoyable and remarkable in that seated at every table for dinner, without exception, were travelers from Southern California. In 1987 Mrs. Watts and I and our son John Jr. again stayed at the Westland and were astonished when we went downstairs for a martini and were instantly recognized by the bartender from our previous stay. It is a fine little hotel.
JOHN B. WATTS