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The Little Prince Of Brooklyn

Abuelita

Mi Abuelita (Laura Maria Rosa y Mendez) was born in 1896, two years before Yanqui troops invaded. She and all of my father’s side of the family are Jibaros that come from a small town in the mountains of Puerto Rico called San Sebastian.  They were comparatively middle class, at least by pre-conquest standards, as there were many teachers and government employees among them. Laura on the other hand is rumored to have been the “black sheep”, as at some point she was cast out to fend for herself. It is said, she did so by selling ron caña, essentially “moonshine”, made...
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The Little Prince Of Brooklyn

Abuelita

This writer’s recollections of Jacquelyn Littlefield.

LITTLEFIELD CHALLENGED THE BIG FIELD BOYS

As the newspaper obituaries will show, Jacquelyn Littlefield challenged to big boys on a diamond that stretched from Beverly Hills through New York City and back west again to San Diego / La Jolla.  I met Jacquie in 1979,...
The Little Prince Of Brooklyn

First memory

The Little Prince Of Brooklyn  Chapter 1 When the film “The Godfather” was first released, I took my girlfriend and her mom to see it. At the point where Don Corleone tells his son Michael that “I never wanted...
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KENNEDYS PROVIDE A CLUE TO OUR RACIAL DIVIDE

Today, we Americans are faced with a frightful vision: The “Better Angels of Our Nature,” with clipped wings, tentatively clinging to a wobbly, “Arc of the Moral Universe,” whilst weakly accompanied by the discordant strains of the, “Mystic Chords of...
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