Our family was among the Cuban refugees who fled Cuba shortly after the 1959 revolution. They were a family of twelve: a mother, father, and their ten children, ages ranging from infant to 16. Each has stories to tell. In 2001, Adrienne began interviewing her dad and several aunts & uncles about their experiences before, during, and after the revolution in Cuba, as well as their transition to the United States. In 2017, she began sharing some of those stories publicly on Facebook.
These are stories of childhood memories, told by adults. They are stories of family, school, and friends. They are happy, sad, and scary. They are stories of life when your life includes war, poverty, and the need to start over in a new and foreign land.
Note: clicking on links will take you to a Facebook post. Because they are public, you do not need a Facebook account to read them. Likewise, because they are public, you should feel free to share them should you be moved to. We'll continue to add links as additional stories are shared.