Maria T Mesa Garcia
Maria T's Story
On December 15, 1961 I flew into Miami Aiport having left behin all my family, mother,father, grand-parents etc. I never imagine that this was going to be the last time I would see them after waving at me through the glass partitition at the Pecera.
I took almost a year for me to see them again. I guess I was one of the lucky one.
After a month of staying with my aunt, I stay at Florida city for a brief period of time. The couple that took care of me an another 9 children were Mr & Mrs Pichardo.
I have beautiful memories of my stay at Florida City, There I meet may close friend
Maki (we have been together since then). On
February 13,1962 I was sent to a foster home in Alburquerque, New Mexico.