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#1 Oct-25-20 6:58PM

From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13568

60 years!

It's hard to think that I have now been in this country for 60 years...

On Oct. 13, 1960, the communist Cuban government came to the family sugar plantation and asked (demanded) my dad for the deed to the property. Thirteen days later (10-26-60), dad took the family on a "vacation". That's how we got out.

Upon landing in Miami, dad (who was also a lawyer in Cuba) went to the authorities and asked for asylum. Two weeks later, we went to Falls Church VA where my uncle had settled in to a doctor's practice. He was a plastic surgeon and his med school roommate had his office in Falls Church.

Dad then worked 2-3 jobs until he was able to get his US law degree in 1964.

It only took me a few months for me to assimilate even though I did not speak English before I came over. I learned the language and it did not take me long to realize that the US would be my new country. So...I worked hard on losing the accent and became an American even before I became a citizen.

I detest socialism and communism.

God Bless the USA!

Time to go fishin' again!



#2 Oct-26-20 4:38AM

Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1752

Re: 60 years!

Congrats!  We are lucky to have you, sir!

Always wishin' I was fishin'



#3 Oct-26-20 5:11AM

Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1268

Re: 60 years!

Ernie wrote:

God Bless the USA!

Ditto Bro

After growing up in Germany and traveling to many east-block countries, I also detest socialism and communism

Glad you were able to find yourself a new country to call home



#4 Oct-27-20 6:56AM

Paul Naj
Northern Snakehead
Registered: May-20-08
Posts: 342

Re: 60 years!

Best vacation ever!



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