A week in January that changed our lives

It's another January, and a time to welcome the new year, but also remember one very sad day in 1959. Sixty-one years ago, the Baltimore Colts were still celebrating what they called "the best football game ever played": their victory over the New York Giants in the NFL title game.  (No Super Bowl back then.  I'm not even sure that the AFL had started playing.) Over on the radio, The Chipmunks had the #1 song on Billboard USA.  Who can forget Alvin and "Christmas Don't Be Late"? Down in Cuba, my parents were trying to figure out how everything would work out.  Batista had fled, and Castro was in! It did not happen like what we saw in Godfather 2, with people rushing to their boats.  Most Cubans were sleeping or celebrating the new year.  My parents did not hear about it until the next morning. No one understood that morning what it all meant.  We certainly had...(Read Full Post)
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