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Glorious Day

The Tower of Snow, by Enrique Martinez Celaya, near Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami

“The 4th of July is USA’s day of independence and it is also mine because on that glorious day in the year 1963 my mother and my sister arrived in Miami from Cuba via Mexico. We moved into this small apartment in the N.W. section of Miami known as Wynwood. One of the first things that I did as I entered the apartment was to open the refrigerator door and stand in front of it smiling. When my mother asked me what I was doing, I said, “Nothing” and then I hugged her. I was finally home.”

by Guillermo Ricardo Paz Vazquez (1950-2012) from Pedro Pan Stories (pedropan.org)

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