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About Me:
Hello, I live in Hilo Hawaii and my cousin showed me where the camps were located and where our family lived that immigrated from PR. when the plantations were operating.

My great grandparents were both laborers at the Hilo Sugar Company plantation. Both immigrated in 1901.
Occupation:
Security Work
Education:
Have an Associates in Elementary Education.
LPN Nursing Graduate.
Contact Information:
you can write me at Mzgladiatorzzzz@aol.com
Research Interests:
family genealogy.

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At 1:32pm on October 9, 2009, Gerry Vazquez said…
It really is a small world.
At 10:02pm on October 8, 2009, Gerry Vazquez said…
You know Daniel Vazquez? How so?
At 11:12pm on August 13, 2009, Gerry Vazquez said…
Teresa, I'm glad you and your sons joined UCTP! You might also consider joining Facebook as there dozens of related groups and tens of thousands of Borikuas.

If you'd like, add me to your Facebook list of friends and then I'll be able to share my network of groups and individuals. I have 2 FB accounts:

This link is for my Rochester area friends and family: http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerardo-Vazquez/1845369446

And this one is for folks and groups across the country: http://www.facebook.com/gerry.vazquez

Send a friend request to one or both.

Hope this helps.
At 10:29am on July 11, 2009, Gerry Vazquez said…
Teresa, Thanks for the friend invite. The Hawaiian Puerto Rican story is important in understanding the history and plight of Boricuas. Sadly, it's also one that's little known and understood by Americans in general, Puerto Ricans and even many in Hawaii. Hopefully, the story will be properly told some day.

I first learned about the migration of PR laborers to Hawaii some 20 years ago from a book on the Puerto Rican migrations between 1830s and 1900s. There were other migrations in addition to the ones to Hawaii. I remember reading about laborers being shipped to Ecuador and other territories then under Spanish control.

But the Hawaiian Puerto Rican experience was the most interesting because there's a continuing record--in documents and in the lives of the descendents.

I've posted these two entries on Hawaiian Boricuas on my blog American Taino:

- Borikuas in Hawai'i
- Coqui: Endangered in Puerto Rico and Hawai'i

What's interesting is that I increasingly see evidence of the Hawaiian-PR connection. For example, my sister visited recently and, as is her way, made a PR dinner including pernil, rice w/gandules and plátanos. I had recently read about Hawaii's gandule rice and pastele stew--both adaptations of PR dishes. Furthermore, w/its big Japanese tourist trade one can now find Hawaii's gandule rice in Japan.

Anyway, I say all of this because there's meaning in your family's journey. You are examples of a rich but little known vein of the American experience.

The question is what--if anything--you'd like to do about. One steo--which you've taken--is to join this site. But there are others you may want to explore. You could also do a blog. It's amazing what happens when you do these things. For example, I posted about a new documentary about the forced removal of Puerto Ricans from Vieques to the Virgin Islands. I had no idea that that had happened and that there were Puerto Rican descendents there. The filmmaker saw my post and has used it to market her film. She and I are now in touch via Facebook.

Of course, I'd love to see a film about the Hawaiin PR migration and experience.

Gerry
At 12:01am on May 24, 2009, Gerry Vazquez said…
I'm curious how you and your mom ended up in Hilton, NY? That's a long way from Hawaii. I'm from one of the early Puerto Rican families that found their way to the Rochester area via the migrant express. Still have family there.
At 11:50am on January 15, 2009, Blueskywoman said…
In Unity..

At 3:03am on January 13, 2009, Caracoli said…
Guakia Baba (Our Father)

turey toca (is in sky)

Guami-ke-ni (Lord of land and water)

Guami-caraya-guey (Lord of moon and sun)

guarico (come to) guakia (us), taino-ti (good,tall)

bo-matum; (big,generous), busica (give to), guakia (us)

Yucubia-aje-cazabi; (tubercles,bread)

Huracan-wa (bad spirit no),

Maboya-wa (ghost no),

Yukiyu-han; (good spirit yes),

nabori daca (servant am I),

Han-Han Catu (So be it
At 3:06pm on December 31, 2008, Frank AkuTurey(Sky Seer) said…
Hi,so happy to hear about your discoveries,like me,I keep asking questions and the info.keeps coming!( We eating casabe bread in my family and my aunt offering it to her" Indians"!)Happy new year and very good to hear from you., Frank Aku Turey Cubanakan
At 9:57pm on December 11, 2008, Frank AkuTurey(Sky Seer) said…
Hello,Teresa,how's it going?That is so interesting,huh?!your mom a baseball player,and a good one to boot!the things we find out about our people...my grandmothere's brother was the chauffeur for The Cuban dictator,"Machado"!a "minor" job,but also right there in "the mix",and of all people,it was my grandmother's brother-what does that make him,my granduncle"-?I don't know the terms for many things.Well,Teresa,cuidate y pa'lante! Frank Aku Turey
At 11:02pm on October 30, 2008, NANIKI-BO MAN OF SPIRIT said…
just do me a favor,,,pray for me,,,and hope this year every thing will be ok
 
 
 

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