Tania Zayas Posada
Hello everyone. I hope that everyone is as excited as my brother Alberto and myself to be able to contact so many children (now adults) that came via Pedro Pan Visas. Wow, it seems so long ago. I remember when my brother and I left Cuba, looking at my parents and sister thru the "Pecera". What a sad day. I remember putting my hand on the glass and pretending to touch my mother's hand. I kept looking at my parents, sister and other relatives and thinking "why am I leaving them?" My sister, who at that time was around 17 years old was the one that in an old typewriter wrote the letters for the visas. Our parents wanted to get the three childred out because there were speculations of the "Patria Potestad", which scared every parent that didn't agreed with that regime. It was so sad, though, because only my brother and I were permitted to leave the country. They, the so called government, would not authorize my sister to leave with us, because there was an incident that happened in Havana, where this Russian guy, was visiting Cuba, and students from the University of Havana, as well as students from El Instituto del Vedado y el Instituto de Marianao, salieron con letreros que decian "Cuba si Rusia no". Muchos estudiantes calleron presos, entre ellos mi hermana. Por eso le aguantaron la salida hasta mucho despues. Pero actualmente ademas de deberle a mis padres lo que estaban haciendo por nosotros, le debemos mucho a mi hermana, ya que ella fue la que se encargo de escribir en su vieja maquinita ,todos los papeles para nuestra salida.
I see that I started in English and ended in Spanish. Well I think we are all used to the Spanenglish... By the way I would like to know if I can put my sister's name in honor of her efforts. She was able to come that same year in July 26, that is right, el 26 de Julio...no comments..
Bueno ya les contare mas, mis mas respetuosos carinos para todos, y Que Cuba Sea Libre Pronto!!!