Historic Photo of the day: My Mother, Sarah Rabassa


Many of the parents of “my generation” did something similar!! I want to honor mine through this reblog … bless my parents’s generation!!

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

When I hear politicians talk about “undocumented immigrants” and “make America great again,” I often think of my mother. 

She was not an immigrant. She was born a US citizen in Caguas, Puerto Rico, in 1928. 

She came to New York City in 1944 at age 16, and went to work immediately in the garment district, where she was paid 12 cents an hour. 

She worked in the garment district for 23 years, and saved every penny she could, so that I could go to college.  

She is gone now…and from a greater distance, I finally realize, that she dedicated most of her life to me. 

It is a debt that I will never be able to repay. 

One day, in her last few years, she sat at an old Singer sewing machine, and showed me what she did for 23 years.

Nelson and his mother

I will never measure up to my mother…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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