Saturday, May 20, 2006

Nostalgia de Cuba...y de La Habana

Old bloggers never die - but they just do not seem to go away either. So, will pester you briefly today to let you know I will be off to Cuba Nostalgia. Wish there was more time to fill you in on this wonderful event, but need the time for...Cuba Nostalgia. That is more or less what this blog is about, no?

For details and all you want to know about this experience, go here -
  • Cuba Nostalgia 2006

  • Should your bloggin' pest find some interesting memorabilia related to this theme - Havana, Cuba, nostalgia, the whole gamut - will be most happy to share the treasures with you in these pages. Caveat: The success of this treasure hunt will largely depend on the strength of your writer's wallet...

    Today is Cuban Independence Day. The island became independent May 20, 1902. Some will try to tell you that was not so, that Cuba became an "American colony" on that date. Be that as it may, Cuba is certainly the fiefdom of a bastard plantation master with dynastic delusions on this May 20th. Pray that Cuba may fulfill all her aspirations for true independence some day, and may that day dawn very soon.


    At 10:11 PM, Blogger CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO said...

    New Engaging Book on Camagüey Cuba Celebrates Life!

    **Cuba, I Remember You is a book about family, love, relationships, and survival in difficult circumstances that all readers will find to be a wonderful reading experience.
    Bettie Corbin Tucker
    For IP Book Reviewers
    Independent Professional Reviewers

    See more about the book at:


    A collection of 14 short stories, all in Spanish and English, based on the author’s experiences of childhood before and after the Communist revolution. Includes Appendix for educators wishing to use the book in Spanish or English foreign language classes. Lots of nostalgia for those who knew Cuba in the 50’s and 60’s and plenty of humor for readers in general. Includes also many period family photographs that illustrate the stories and bring them vividly to life!

    About the Author

    Dr. Oscar M. Ramírez-Orbea, was born in Camagüey, Cuba, in 1955. He emigrated with his family to the US in 1966, after completing elementary school in his home country. He longs one day to return to his native city of Camagüey and to all the fond memories it holds for him. CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO is Dr. Ramírez’s first narrative work. More

    Available now from Airleaf Publishing ( or call today to order your copy at 1-800-342–6068.

    At 7:36 AM, Blogger Albert Quiroga said...

    While this is not an endorsement of this book, as the blog author has not seen/read it, the theme appears to fit right in with Havana5060's. Therefore, decided to post the comment for those readers who may wish to immerse themselves in more nostalgia and commemoration - after all, to remember is to live again.

    At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Julio Zangroniz said...

    Sorry we missed each other at CubaNostalgia, but... there were so many photos waiting to be taken!
    The place was a photographer's dream.
    In a few days, I will forward to you a couple of images I captured at the Quiroga Jewelry booth.
    I had a grand time there, in spite of what Ana Menendez might think of the event. I wish the event lasted a full week --though I probably would not have the energy to endure it all!

    At 8:17 PM, Blogger Albert Quiroga said...

    I am sorry too, Julio - but yes, there was a lot of beauty there to be photographed! The experience was, to put it in Cuban slang, "un vacilon;" will be doing a posting on the subject with my un-professional photos soon.

    Maybe next year - if not before - we share a cerveza and talk photography.

    At 12:08 AM, Anonymous Elio Roque said...

    Hello Albert,

    We are frequent visitors to havana5060.

    We would very much appreciate your support in spreading the word about the conference Cuba Virtual will hold on November 4, 2006 under the motto 'Acercamiento y
    Concertación' (Coming Together and
    Joining Forces).

    Considering your stated position on havana5060, we are confident you can identify with our down-to-earth, practical objectives - and might want to get involved with - or at the very least - support this grass-roots movement.

    It is open to anyone interested in giving the Cuban and Cuban-American Diaspora a distinct and unified voice, that will also include a large number of younger-generation, educated Cubans living in third countries and outside of the traditional exile groups' radar screen.

    We are asking for your support promoting the upcoming event via
    com, and spreading the word to others who you think might want to participate:

    (see also the post "Reunion Extraordinaria" on

    As stated above you are more than welcome to join us - in fact we are hoping you would want to get involved and help us keep the momentum going.
    Thank you.

    Elio Roque
    Cosette Carballosa
    Carlos Llanos


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