25 Years Ago I married a Cuban
by Marianne Delgado
I met a Cuban mechanical engineer while I was a secretary in the same cosmetic mfg. co. in Brooklyn, NY. Me being an American girl (5th generation) w/Irish and German roots spoke my high school spanish to him fooling around. Well, 1 month later we moved in together to Union City, NJ (ugh) and 6 mos. later we married in Bay RIdge, Bklyn - Our Lady of Angels Church in Bay Ridge, Bklyn. That, my friends, was on Dec. 1st, 1985. We find ourselves for the past 22 years in Marlboro, NJ with our daughter Danielle 20 and Natalie 11.
P.S. Did I mention and that my husband George was a marielito (political prisoner) from ages 15-22. Que pena verdad. He was from Luyano, HAVANA.
Minor Remark by Vic Webmaster
Not all Cubans leaving on the Mariel boatlift were
political prisonners. Most of them left Cuba (free) on the search for a better (economical) life.
Not all ordinary Cubans made it, some skilled Cubans started a new life, other Cubans ended in
poverty, I guess you married a "lucky one".
Wish you lots of happiness with your marriage! Go for another happy 25 years!