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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.
TRUE 1. Teddy Roosevelt was 43 when he became the youngest president the US had ever elected.
FALSE 2. Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t assassinated soon after taking office or a long time after. There have been four sitting presidents assassinated: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy.
Xavier Cougat was the Rumba King in the 30s and 40s. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba as a young child with his parents. His music was certainly infused with Cuban rhythms. Here’s a LINK to an old recovered recording. I couldn’t embed it because they didn’t allow embedding. It’s worth a few minutes to see and hear what Cougie offered up. It’s all Cuban style a la 1940s.