My brother Tony and I were separated upon arrival on April 6, 1962: he went to Kendall, I went to Florida City. After 3 weeks at the camps, Tony went to live with an American foster family in Miami (...
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On page 1 of "Learning to Die in Miami" you mention Lou and Robie DelRiego Martinez. They were our little boys and refugees in '62 (we had 7 little girls of our own then) . We are in contact with them now and will have a big family reunion this summer.
mary A Wohlford
| Jan 6th 2014
Estoy buscando a mi unico primo Miguel Angel Collazo su padre se llamaba Cirilo Collazo Rodriguez, hermano de mi padre Calixto. lo enviaron por Operacion Pedro Pan y ahora es que tengo oportunidad para saber de el y su familia, hemos seguido supuesta ruta de vida en USA sin resultados, se marcho el 11 de Junio de l961 el mismo dia que contraje matrimonio, quisiera por esta via saber de el. lo agradeceria muchisimo.
Dalia Collazo Jorda
| Aug 4th 2013
I have purchased both books here in Terre Haute, Indiana. Excellent record for future generations.
I wish you the best, PP brother.
I have written my first 34 poems; every time that my head is ready to explode like a pressure cooker, when I start remembering those days, I write in order to relieve my ganglia.
Luis Crispin Perez Barrios
| Apr 3rd 2013
My name is Barbara Tuero Jimenez, that was my name. Now am Barbara Fernandez. I visited this site out of nostalgia since I will be having my 50th anniversary on Sep. 8. I arrived at Florida City at the age of 10. I was there for almost 9 months. Is to my surprise that I found you when am reading your second book, "Learning to Die in Miami" Is just amazing just as good as the first one. There are so many of your experiences that I can relate to. Thank you for writing these 2 books. I love this country and I'm very proud to be a Cuban-American, but I often wonder what if we had not come to Florida City? Many times I do feel having split personality. Again thank you.
Barbara E Tuero Jimenez
| Aug 20th 2012
Carlos! Ahora es que me doy cuenta que tu y yo, ademas de estar relacionados por tu conocimiento de mi padre,hermano y familia; ESTUVIMOS EN FLORIDA CITY durante el mismo tiempo. Te imaginas? Que cerca y al mismo que lejos hemos estado toda nuestras vidas. I find it amazing but I'm a little melodramatic...
| Jul 1st 2012
Your books to me are fascinating. Your recollection of events is absolutely amazing and I love your sense of humor throughout it all.
| Jun 11th 2012
Hi, I love your book, "Learning to Die in Miami, I am only half way thru it, and it goes from feeling sad, to laughing my 'heart' out. did you really learn to speak Yiddish, OY Vay !
| Aug 17th 2011
HI, CARLOS. YOUR NEW BOOK, "LEARNING TO DIE IN MIAMI" IS A BIT DEPRESSING, BUT IT TELLS IT LIKE IT WAS FOR MANY OF US AND THE AMARGURAS THAT WE HAD TO ENDURE. IN THE END, WE HAVE SURVIVED AND FEEL BLESSED TO BE HERE. AND ALWAYS THANK OUR PARENTS FOR PUTTING US ON THAT AIRPLANE THAT GAVE US FREEDOM TO THINK AND EXPRESS OURSELVES. YOU HAVE THIS WONDERFUL GIFT OF WRITING AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US. KEEP WRITING AND MAKING US FLASH BACK TO THE PAST AND THEN RETURN TO THIS ETERNAL PRESENT THAT WE NOW CAN ENJOY IN THE U.S.A. CUBA WILL SOME DAY BE FREE, BEFORE WE KNOW IT, IT WILL HAPPEN!! LOOK AT THE COUNTRIES LIKE EAST GERMANY, HUNGARY, CZCHEK REPUBLIC,,,AND NOW THEY HAVE DEMOCRACY. AND LOOK AT SPAIN AND HOW THEY ARE KICKING ZAPATERO ON THE BUTT! EL PUEBLO SIEMPRE VENCERA. TAKE CARE, J. CASTAÑO
| Jun 2nd 2011
Mil gracias por escribir los libros de tus viajes en la vida. Waiting for Snow... was good, but I really loved ...Die in Miami because I found so many parallels. Both took me a while to read - mucha tristeza conjunto con las sonrisas. I so wish I could give voice to my own experiences, but anytime I've sat down to write about it I've been unable to. I so appreciate you for doing it, not only for yourself, but for all of us.
Dios te bendiga, mi hermano,
Maria Elena Juarez
Maria Elena Juarez
| May 10th 2011
Tus libros estan maravillos, me encanta el sentido del humor que expresas dentro del relato de tus recuerdos. Tu persona refleja seriedad pero a la vez no has perdido "el nino" dentro de ti.
| Apr 14th 2011
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