Paternal Family Watch

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Paternal Family Watch
Paternal Family Watch

This watch means a lot to me and my family. My grandfather's journey from Cuba to the US was extraordinary. Many belongings were left behind because of financial issues and harsh rules. Although, his watch was not left behind. He immigrated from Cuba in 1968 and had to leave my father and my grandma to take his brother to Spain before his brother was of military age. They met back up in Florida and then moved to New Jersey. The watch was given to my father at his college graduation and it will be gifted to me when I graduate college. This watch is very special to me because it represents my Cuban culture. My Cuban culture means a lot to me because my whole family is very close and celebrates the culture every year on a holiday called “Noche Buena”. This holiday is on Christmas Eve and we give and receive presents. When a woman graduates college she will receive a watch from her mother and a man will receive a watch from his father. My watch has already been picked out and this is the one that I will receive. I will carry this watch throughout my life to pass on to further generations within my Cuban culture.

Place(s): Cuba, New York
Year: 1968


Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant