Made another Ex-Communist Friend

Posted by $ Abaco 4 months, 2 weeks ago to History
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I have a gentleman working on my home for a remodel project. He came here as an adult and grew up on a farm in Romania. He shared some stories about his childhood and how he came here. We were talking this morning and I told him that I also got to know a couple families who escaped Venezuela as it collapsed...as he did when he saw a window of opportunity and fled when the communists were knocked down in the late 80s in Romania. We talked about the problem we see with things like this administration teaming with social media and text carries to actually sensor our speech. Then...he got very quiet, stared down at the ground and said, "Both of my parents were shot at the border when I was two years old."

If that doesn't make an impression...nothing will.


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