Reyna María Susana Novo Otero
Reyna María Susana's Story
Hello everyone... I arrived at the age of 16, in the middle of the night, with my little sister Maria del Carmen, and we stayed in Florida City for about 2 months. They sent me and my sister, along with another 52 Cuban children, to a catholic boarding school in Colfax, Washington. I started High School in September 1962, and was put back to my sophomore year, so I would get used to the English language. Graduated in 1965 and went to Lewiston, Idaho on a scholarship to become an LPN.
I am the son of Reina Maria Novo. My mom is going to add her story with her arrival in Miami with my aunt who was only 7 yrs old. My grandfather owned the largest shoestore in Habana, Cuba called "La Defensa".
alot, of older Cubans do remember it. I hope others do as well. Thank you.