She recalled the family dinner given for Hopkins on his departure. He stood and spoke to them that evening and he said, in passing, "I suppose you wonder what I will say to President Roosevelt when I return. This is what I can and will advise them for our countries. "Where you go we will go and where you lodge we will lodge and your people will be my people." Hopkins,son of the harness maker found nothing more expressive of the connection with Britain, America and the family of Mary Soames than found and modified from the Book of Ruth and he was as good as his word.
A Daughter's Tale; The Memoirs of Winston Churchill. Mary Soames