Ima Pazos Bernal
My parents Arsenio Pazos and Sarah Maida Pazos along with my uncles Juan Antonio Pazos and Virginia Pazos, sent my cousin Maria Elena Pazos on a KLM flight by ourselves. The KLM flight was a propeller engine from Havana to Miami.
I brought with me a Baby Jesus that my grandmother Josefa Pazos had given me with instructions of not letting it out of my hands and sight until I would hand it over to my aunt Fina in Miami. I remember that my cousin Maria Elena being older than I she was the assigned adult for both of us.
I remember wanting to go to the bathroom with the Baby Jesus in my arms, and opened the cabinet door where the pilots were flying the plane. The next thing i remember is landing in Miami international Airport, where we had to walk down. I thought I was coming over to spend a few months with my aunt and cousins and that I would return to Havana and be reunited with my parents and my little brother Arsenio "Archie" Pazos and my baby sister Maria del Carmen "Marimen" Pazos.