Olga Leon Izquierdo

General Information
Current Name
Olga Cairo
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Olga Leon Izquierdo
Age on Arrival
16
Date of Arrival
Saturday, May 19, 1962
Relocated To
CWB Florida City
Stayed With
Perez-Plana Family

Olga's Story

When I arrived in Miami, I was met by George and taken to the old Florida City Camp where I stayed with the Perez-Plana family until 09/24/62 when I was sent to a foster home in Winnetka, IL. A few ot...

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Olga, yo vivia con los Perez Plana, me acuerdo que me distes tu direccion en Cuba, yo fui a Ladywood School en Indianapoli a finales de Sept. 22. Mi nombre de casada es Lourdes Cabrera, buscame en Facebook.

Message by Lourdes Cabrera | Nov 13th 2011

Olga, OMG!!!!! what a memory. Yes that was me! I cant believe you remember!!! Mirta

Message by Mirta Zoe Van Gorden Gil Miranda | Oct 16th 2011

But you and I did not meet. I was in Chicago since Dec 1961 through 1964. Have re connected with some of my Pedro Pan Chicago friends, but you and I did not meet then. See how productive this website has been....people we missed while we were there can now exchange their views on Chicago Pedro Pans.

Message by Emma A. Botet Zuloaga | Sep 6th 2010

No, I don't remember you. I have re connected with Maria Bechilly from the Chicago Pedro Pans, also. I still have the photos of Lisieux's after she got married, and had a baby shower...but I have lost contact after we were married and our mother's passed away. Are you in contact with her? Thanks for your help.

Message by Emma A. Botet Zuloaga | Sep 6th 2010

Olga, me escribio un amigo de Raul, que vivia en la casa de la hermana de mi foster mother, que recuerda que el vivia con los Nurenbergers! Tambien el lo esta buscando...

Message by Emy Botet | Jun 28th 2010

Y siguiendo la onda de los recuerdos de infancia...la 3ra hermana de mi foster mom, Dr. and Mrs. Nurenberger, de Indiana, y tenian un Pedro Pan de 11 o 12 anos, Raul (no me acuerdo del apellido). Le preguntaron que es lo que mas el queria, y dijo que un cocodrilo. Se lo compraron. Tengo entendido que el llego a tener un alto puesto dentro del Zoologico en un estado del Norte. La madre de Raul en Cuba no le dejaba tener "mascotas". Los foster parents si lo dejaron.

Message by Emy Botet | Jun 28th 2010

Olga, por casualidad tu te acuerdas de 2 hermanos que se llamaban Panchito y Frank...creo que eran Garcia? Pero no estoy segura. Mi foster mother, Katie Brennan, y sus 2 hermanas tuvieron en sus casas un Pedro Pan. Mrs. Mitchell, la hermana de mi foster mom, tenia un muchacho llamado Panchito, y yo lo veia en las reuniones de familia. Era gordito con espejuelos y vivia en Winnetka como yo. El hermano, Frank, vivia en otro foster home cerca. Por si sabes algo de estos 2 amigos me dejas saber. Gracias.

Message by Emy Botet | Jun 28th 2010

Lisiex lived with the Pettigrews...a very nice family very close to me in Winnetka. I even saw her later in life, because our mothers remained friends for many years. If I met your cousin and you it would have been at the reunions, but we were spread out since most suburbs were at least 2 hours from Chicago.

Message by Emy Botet | Jun 28th 2010

Olga, I did not sign my name to the above Chicago Pedro Pan memories. I attended Marywood Highschool etc.

Message by Emy Botet | Jun 28th 2010

I attended Marywood Highschool in Evanston, IL and lived in Winnetka. Lisieux Garcia was a good friend and her mother Georgina and my mother Aracely Zuloaga came together in the group of parents that finally got out of Cuba in 63 and we were all reunited. We then moved to the "Bryn Mar" (?) train stop area, where many other cuban families lived. Your cousin's name rings a bell....Did you know Carmen Galiano and Yleana Garcia? Talk to me to remove the "cow-webs of our childhood memories" together!

Message by Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez | Jun 28th 2010

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