Lola at age 27 with Arthur, the author’s older sibling, before arriving at the U.S.

Lola at age 27 with Arthur, the author’s older sibling, before arriving at the U.S.

My cousin Arthur came to be in 1951. We came next, accompanied by three more siblings in fast succession. My parents expected Lola to be as specialized in us young ones as she would be to them. After us, my parents went to school and earned advanced degrees, joining the ranks of so many others with fancy diplomas but no jobs while she looked. Then a big break: Dad ended up being offered work in Foreign Affairs as a commercial analyst. The income will be meager, however the position was at America—a place he and mother had developed dreaming of, where every thing they wished for could become a reality. Continue reading “Lola at age 27 with Arthur, the author’s older sibling, before arriving at the U.S.”