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This is the third New Years in a row we return to Cuba. The first time was our first time back in nearly 50 years – December of 2015. Then we returned a year later to journey through other parts of this most beautiful island. And this most recent time (below) it was all Camagüey.
(The pictures above are Reemberto & Geraldina on the same bridge (over “el Rio Tínima) where Medardo (Nancy’s dad) and Geraldina (Geraldina’s mother) took a picture over 70 years ago… We should have emulated their awesome stance – we’ll do that next time we go back.)
We went back to Cuba (Camagüey) this year to be with Geraldina’s extended family as they celebrated and honored the life of their matriarch, a lady that left Cuba before the Revolution – Alma Flor Ada http://almaflorada.com/ .
Experiencing this amazing reunion of an extended family from all walks of life – from international literary figures living in California to bicitaxi drivers in Camagüey – was simply wonderful. Their love for the culture of Cuba, the people of Cuba, and family was contagious. Every day was a different experience with this amazing family. Their contribution to the Quinta Simoni – and their deep roots there – has made a real difference in this masterpiece of a house that dates back to the time of Ignacio and Amalia Agramonte.
And then there were the dinners, ‘puercos’, dancing, and sharing stories…
(For more see Cuba: Reality, Dreams, Nightmares, and Possibilities – An intensely personal reflection on the state of one Cuban’s mind)
Below are links to our picture and mini video moments. NOTE: These are not intended to be comprehensive or professional. They are a simple sample of a token, highly personal “labor of love” – our experience and journey. enJoy!
MINI MOVIE MOMENTS
HISTORY OF LAFUENTE SALVADOR FAMILIA in Camagüey
More Camagüey pictures can be found in the page documenting our trip last year.