My Father

He was a self made made in 2 countries—as an almost 40 year old man in Argentina and then in the U.S.  My father used to buy me 18 kt. Gold jewelry some of it with rubies, when I was a little girl. I remember a late 1950s 18 kt. Gold and ruby watch and an 18 kt. Gold and ruby cross. Somehow, I lost the watch once in the late 1990s when I went to Target near San Francisco, with my sister. Our life changed a lot when we came to the U.S. on December 16, 1964 as immigrants. We had to make many adjustments. My father had just turned 57 years old. The doctor from the American Embassy in Buenos Aires who examined him before we came here said that he was too old to start all over again in a new country. My father proved him wrong.


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