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This year I traveled to Cuba. You know, it’s that little island that’s spitting distance from Florida and should not be visited without special dispensation. I wanted to see it before MacDonald’s arrived. I’m so glad I did. I learned a lot and I met some wonderful people. It seems they like us. Now there’s a change!
I’ll add a short T/F quiz to each post the same as I did last year about Burma, and I’ll post the answers to the questions the following day.
Answers to you T/F Question for H
FALSE 1. Hemingway didn’t fight in the Spanish-American War. He joined the Red Cross during WWI because he failed the vision test to join the service. He was also a reporter during the Spanish Civil War in 1937.
TRUE 2. While A Moveable Feast was published in 1964 after his death, The Old Man and the Sea was the last book he wrote (1951). He earned the Pulitzer Prize for this short novel based on his time fishing on his boat, Pilar, with Gregorio Fuentes, the man said to have been the inspiration for the MC in his book.
I is for Indigenous people of Cuba.
These were people who had come from South America and were called the Taíno. Later, when the Spanish arrived, they became known as the Arawak. It seems this group were farmers, but I can’t imagine they didn’t fish as well.
Your T/F Quiz for I (Only have one question for you today!)
Cuba’s considered part of North America because of where it’s situated geographically, but Latin American when it come to culture.