Maria de los A Cuevas Balmori
Maria de los A's Story
My parents went to a lot of trouble and expense in getting a group of us cousins (9) to leave together to care for one another. As we got closer to our departure, my uncles and aunts could not bear to part from their children,and in the end if was just my little sister and I (the caretaker.) I'm sure all of the older sisters & brothers can relate. I remember at night I would climb down my bunk bed and would hold my little sister till she felt asleep as she cried. It was tough, but I clingged to all the wonderful and good memories I had of Cuba. I thanked God for my parent's wisdom, and that they remain firm in their decision. Yes, all of my cousins are still in the island, and we do keep in touch- we all have paid a high price, but I believe we got a bonus on life. I would like to get in touch with any of my classmates from St. Teresita del Nino Jesus, a private-catholic school in Central Habana. The directors were Vicente Garcia y Madelina de la Cruz. In 1962 I was in 3rd-4th grade. Teachers I remembered named Srta Lydia y Srta Sarita- they were excellent and wonderful. Names I remembered of my classmates: Tania Lee, Eduardo y Mercy Blanco Esquivel, Amado y Juan Carlos Fernandez, Barbara Garcia. I hope that all of you also fled Cuba and are here safe & doing well. I wish all Peter Pan children, love & peace. Bless you!