1999-12-16 11:03 ☼ post
While listening to some talk radio during my lunch I got an interesting perspective on the six year old Cuban boy situation. The guest on the program I was listening to was a Cuban American woman who had immigrated to the United States back in 1960. Her feeling was that any parent, especially one living in Cuba now and that truly loved their child, would sacrifice their happiness if it meant their child could have a better life and the freedoms the United States provides. Her speculation was that the boy’s father was a pawn Fidel Castro was using for his own polical machinations.
The thing that keeps going through my mind is that his mother made the ultimate sacrifice and if Elian is returned to Cuba that will have been in vain.
It’s looking like this weekend is going to be a big Christmas shopping weekend for me. With high school basketball practice or games immediately after work (I volunteer coach at the high school my dad coaches and teaches at) Monday through Friday it’s been hard to find the time to shop. I can’t believe we’re halfway through December already.