Ileana P Ramos Riera

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I left Cuba with my older sister Viviam on March 2, 1962. We spent a very short time in Florida City (about one month) and were sent with 2 other sets of sisters to a Catholic orphanage in Greenville...

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Status update | Feb 1st 2014


Message by THERESA CHOQUETTE | Jul 22nd 2013

HELLO, ILEANA This is Theresa Choquette I was in the orphanage with you, viviam, Nancy and Clara. You should remember my brother Bobby, you had a crush on him. PLEASE get in touch with me. I'll love to chat with you about old times, can't imagine it's been almost 50 years.

Message by THERESA CHOQUETTE | Jul 22nd 2013

Ileana: Please, check out: Let me know what you think. Is this the orphanage you and your sister were at?

Message by Jose Antonio Amaro Reyes | Jun 15th 2013

Hi Ileana, Your last name was Ramos, correct. This is Nancy of Nancy and Clara. A recent friend gave me this website suggesting I join, and sure enough your name came up. I read your story with great interest, although I've always believed we were the last to leave the orphanage. Mom was not allowed to leave Cuba until 1966, since the flights were cut due to the Bay of Pigs. Write back, it'll be interesting to hear your opinion.

Message by Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez | Sep 6th 2010

Hi Ileana, Just wondering if you received the e-mail I sent you and Vivian on Dec. 29th. I'm not sure if I have the right e-mail address. Keep in touch!

Message by Maria Elena Hoen | Jan 13th 2010

Hola Ileana, It is so nice to hear from you! I've been thinking so much about our stay in Rhode Island. How is Viviam? Cristina and I live in Minnesota. I hope to keep in touch

Message by Maria Elena Hoen | Dec 15th 2009

Ileana, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your story. Such sweet sorrow with a fairy tale-like ending! It is magical.

Message by Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez | Jul 14th 2009

I don't know u but ur story is more or less like mine, we were very lucky in our beca and everyday I think of the sacrifice all or our parents made to give us liberty and a future in this great country.. Carmen Alonso Concepcion

Message by Carmen A Alonso Concepcion | May 19th 2009

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