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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lucky Honeymoon

This Winecoff Hotel Room Is
Believed To Be The Bridal Suite
Dear Mr. Goodwin,

Congratulations on an excellent book. Though obviously a tragic subject, I still found it to be well written and captivating.

Just recently I learned, much to my surprise, that I have connections that go back to the hotel and 1946. I discovered that my parents - from Birmingham - spent their honeymoon in Atlanta and at the Winecoff in September of 1946 and were horrified by the news of the fire in December - apparently so much so that they never discussed it with me. I only discovered this in the last few years.
I'm told they felt they were among the "lucky ones" - those who were not in the wrong place at the wrong time later that year.
Again, thank you for an excellent book.

Very best wishes,
Dave Robertson
Lexington, Kentucky