I came to the United States alone carrying my favorite doll, Albertico. I had just turned seven and really did not fully understand that I was leaving the world I knew for good. I thought I was going to visit my cousins in Miami for "a while"...
I live in the great northwest Portland Oregon. Lived in Los Angeles for 20 yrs. and only spent a few months in Miami. I have never forgotten the island nor my departure. Sometimes I recall the sounds and smells as though it was yesterday. I would like to ..."
I arrived in Miami, after spending 2 days in Kingston, Jamaica, in January. I was taken directly to St. Joseph Villa located on NW 7th Street and 32nd Avenue. There I found a cousin of mine who had arrived a couple of weeks earlier. I remember it was r..."
My story, the short version:
- entered on Dec. 25, 1961 (saddest and happy day)
- stayed in Florida City for 2 weeks
- Relocated to St. Joseph's Home, Helena Montana on or about January 27, 1962.
- Resided for a few days or weeks until a wonderful fo..."
I was 12 years old and my sister Oneida was 9 when we arrived in Miami on November 20, 1961. We were met by George who whisked and took us to his home. At his home his wife fed us our first TV dinner, one of our many 'firsts'. From there, we went on t..."
Over the years, my children have enjoyed looking at old photo albums from when I was a young girl in Cuba. They would ask me about why I came to the United States when I was happily living in a beautiful place surrounded by family and friends. Now after ..."
DECEMBER 19 1961 i boarded a plane to miami with my two sisters, isa age 10 maggie age 8 and myself age 12. my father told me i had to take care of them for a short time until the rest of my large family would follow us
He assured me they would join me ..."