An interesting conversation at a back yard BBQ:
H/T Richard over at Vlad
The following was sent to me from a friend. I’ve spoken to a number of Cuban immigrants over the years, and I can testify that what you are about to read is true:
“When I was about 9 years old I remember asking my dad about Fidel Castro.
I asked, “Is Castro a good guy or bad?”
Dad said he couldn’t tell!! This was about 1955. We were living in Louisiana at that time. Dad was in the Army and stationed there.
Cuba was fairly close and in the news a lot. The Cubans were asking the same question! Ike was president.
This past July 4th, we had the pleasure of sharing a summer barbecue with a refugee from Cuba. Our dinner conversation was starkly different than most.
This refugee came to the United States as a young boy in the early 1960s. His family was more fortunate than most, as they were able to bring a suitcase and $100 when they fled Castro’s newly formed revolutionary paradise.
Our dinner consisted of all-American fare: hamburgers, potato salad, fresh ears of sweet corn and watermelon. This is a menu shared with family and friends nationwide . . . while celebrating the birth of our beloved America . . . on the Fourth of July.