Brother,that is an incredible story and it warms my heart that our Beike "saved the day "in Cuba!...I am finally back on line-when you are poor materially,these things happen from time to time!Taino ti,
Brother,I am back on line...How blessed you are to have had those experiences in "mi querida Cuba"-fabulous;Forgive my delay,as I didn't have a PC availiable...and yes,you certainly can get a,"han han catu!"
Brother, Still vibrating from the beautiful rhythms of your moyohuakan at the November Areito.
I stand strong by the words that you directed to my Cubanacan brother Akuturey. I also feel a stronger bond with you knowing that you were in my hometown of Santiago. I pray that some day we can both be there at the same time so that i can show you the house where I spent my childhood and the houses of my grandmothers. I also would love to show you around another lesser-known center of Cuban Taino tradition, the fruit-growing village of El Caney not far from Santiago.
Anegwaba waitiao, it is always a good day when ever we bump into each other in anyone of the many Taino pages we frequent. Your up dates on your search for your family and ancestors serves as a model for those who are thinking about searching for their roots. You know the creed never surrender never give up the search. Yauco is coffee country, the hills yield some of the most sort after beans that are part of what is called the Blue Ridge Mountains range of Jamaica, in soil composition, trade winds and temperature yielding what could be considered the best coffee in the world extremely limited. Yauco was settled by the Dutch, their descendants can be easily identified by their short stature, blondish hair, light skin and blue or green eyes. The Taino connection can also be seen as every once in a while a sibling is born amongst them with all of the Taino treaties except for the blue, green or hazel eyes. I know, my first wife came from them there hills of Yauco (Ayala and Arroyo, three brothers married three sisters) extremely close nit family with deep roots in those mountains and owners of plenty of land which that Jibaro family still owns and will never sell. What surprised me the most was how they tend to all look so mush alike one another??? Any way as far as your mom playing ball for the Puerto Rican League, that should be easily traceable being that there where but a limited number of members of the league. You take care Teresa and keep me posted as to your progress, give all of your loved ones my blessings until next time tau tau waitiao.
Hi Tomas well as they say finding family comes in bits and pieces. I now know the name of my great grandmother's sister and if it keeps going the way it is I may know soon where they are from in PR. My feeling is Yauco but it will have to be confirmed, so next step is microfilm.
also when my mom was younger and played ball, she played for the Puerto Rican League and my cousin writes to everyone and said she was a well known player, pretty cool huh. take care sincerely Teresa
I consider myself truly blessed to know the people I know and to have the people who truly know me!!! Anyone could come up with an opinion about the "Thanksgiving" Holiday now upon us because of our Indigenous roots, but I will say the following in this season regardless of what this Holiday historically means to so many Native people: I will cast aside all historical offense and all present day offense to say that I am truly blessed by the Creator of this Universe tohave experieced all I have in this life and grateful for EVERY PERSON I've encountered in my life that has shown me either a positive or negative experience in my life, because I've learned so much from them. I am also thankful for ALL the people that I've encountered in my life who have spoken either positively, or gossiped negatively about me behind my back, because they've shown m e who is truly on my side, and who's against me!!! I'm even thankful for those who have spoken against me beind my back, because they've shown me that I am at east 2 steps ahead of them and on the right track!!! On this holiday of "THANKSGIVING" I'm thankful for all that has happened to me because it has shown me what path to take and will show me the path I will take. I can truly say even in the face of adversity; "I AM TRULY BLESSED"