We thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon in a great little pub in a very out-of-the-way place in the English countryside last summer. It was so darn enjoyable that we would like to send a portion of our economic stimulus check to the pub owner as I imagine his little pub will be badly hurt economically by the current shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Does anyone have a suggestion for how to send a donation? I could send a check, but can someone in England cash a check from the US?
The reason we loved the pub, besides the very nice gregarious pub owner, was that when he learned we were Americans, he brought his mother in for a visit. His mother had tears in her eyes as she related to us her memories of Americans during the War. Apparently this out-of-the-way pub was quite near an American Air Force base and the airmen would come to the pub in the afternoon and drink beer. The airmen would hold her (she was a young child) on their laps and share their chocolate from home with her. She said the airmen would then go out into the back garden, hold hands and pray. They would return to their airfield and go out on missions at night. She said that she had to learn the lesson of loss early, as her new friends often didn't make it home from the missions. She thanked us repeatedly for being American and for America coming to England's rescue during the War. It was a very touching afternoon for us. The pub owner's family has owned the pub for over 250 years and I'd like to help keep it going.
We plan to use most of our stimulus check for the American charities in our community, but we would dearly love to send some funds to this particular pub. Thank you for your suggestions.