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dad. After they were married, they agreed that my dad would escape from Cuba to
start a life for he and my mother. It took a lot longer than they both
anticipated. One day I will document the full story
– how he was forced into a concentration camp at 16 because he had a Spanish
passport, was arrested after his first attempt to swim out of Cuba a few years later, and the 8 years he
and my mom spent apart.
butt off so he and my mom could keep on giving. While we did have a strict upbringing,
especially on my dad’s end, Sandy and I always knew that he was the family’s
rock. Sure I’d get in trouble, sent to my room, yet afterwards my dad would
come in and apologize for raising his voice and remind us that we make mistakes
but are still loved. He did travel a lot for work, but when he was in town, he’d
surprise Sandy and I with video rentals [remember those?], chase us around as a tickle monster, and as we got older, make sure we had great Christmas gifts, drive me back and forth from college, or make sure we eat yummy meals at our favorite restaurants.
|Going out of town means early Father’s Day gifts!|
|Fun at Macy’s!|