Barbara E Tuero Jimenez

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I arrived in Miami, Florida on September 8, 1962,50 years ago, a lifetime. Along with me came my two nieces, Lourdes and Marta. They were 8 and 6. We arrived in Miami with only the clothes we were wearing. At "La Pecera" they took away our luggage. They told us " Gusanos,Since you are going to the Yankees, they will take care of you" We were kids we didn't know better. That was traumatic! Arriving at a new country with absolutely nothing! We first stayed with the Perez Plana family and then we were split up and I stayed with the Carrion Family. The three of us got the chicken pox at the same time, and we were in the infirmary with that nice nurse, which at this time can't recall her name. Was it Adela? Once our parents came in 1963, we moved to New York and later on to New Jersey. I went to Union Hill High School in Union City. Graduate of the Tampa University. I have been very fortunate. I have one son and two beautiful grandsons, which are the light of my life. I'm have been the Banking Industry, the International division, for the last 35 years. I recently had the opportunity to read Carlos Erie's books and they are great. It brought back a lot of memories. As I go down memory lane,the time at Florida City, I remember the field trips to the beach, the Friday activities, like the talent show with Candy singing, and the dances we had. I still can do the Twist believe it or not! Also the trip to the Army Navy store to get our clothes, goodies such as candy and gum. It was a sweet and bitter time. Yet it was an unbelievable experience!

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BARBARA YO TAMBIEN ESTUVE EN CASA DE PEREZ PLANA Y ME RECUERDO DE TI Y DE TU DOS SOBRINAS YO TENIA UNA HERMANA MAYOR Y ESTUVIMOS EN EL CAMPAMENTO HASTA EL 66QUE VINIMOS A NEW ORLEANS,MI HERMANA SE REGRESO A MIAMI DESPUES DE CASARSE

Message by ALEJANDRA GUTIERREZ | Nov 7th 2012

Barbara E says: In my 50th anniversary in this country,I want to wish the best to all the Pedro Pans. It was an incredible experience! It was surreal!

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Barbara que bueno saber de ti otra vez. Yo sigo viviendo en NJ. Por favor escribeme y cuentame.

Message by Arelis M Alvarez | Aug 25th 2012

Hola Barbara: Cuando te registres escribeme Arelis

Message by Arelis M Alvarez | Oct 27th 2009

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