How To Write A Narrative Essay About My Family

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Originally I was going to write my Narrative Biography about a special friend of my family, but I decided to interview a person I met in Cuba. This past spring break I went to Cuba with my friends for vacation, where we stayed at my friend’s grandmother house in a town called Nueva Vedado. In this trip I met Hilda Rodríguez, one of the most strong woman I have ever met. Hilda was born on September 19, 1945 in Varadero, Cuba. Hilda was the third child of Pepe and Carmen. Hilda also has a twin or as in Cuba say an “inagua” called Helda. Although Hilda and her family had a very hard life, Hilda tried to enjoy her childhood. She always spent time in the beach since she lived in Varadero. Her big sister, Caridad taught her and twin Helda how …show more content…
Manolo was three years older than Hilda, which proved to be a problem since her best friend, María did not approved of the relationship. Every night, Manolo and Hilda would meet up in the “La Havana Vieja" in a garden by the Tobacco Refinery that Manolo worked and talked for hours. It was funny because Hilda always smelled like Tobacco and could not hide the smell for her friends, everyone started to asked questions if she was seeing Manolo. She eventually told María she was madly in love with her older brother. After many months of fighting, María got use to the fact that her best friend was dating her brother and gave them her approval. After four years of dating, Manolo asked Hilda to marry him, they got married in a small church near Varadero so all her family could go. Hilda’s older sister, Caridad made her wedding dress, it was a beautiful delicate white dress with small flowers on the bottom. March 18, 1968 was the most happiest day of Hilda’s life, she married the love of her life. One year later, Manolo asked Hilda if she would come with him and a few friends to try to escape to United States. There were going to a small village called Cortés in Cuba, and escape to Mexico and go to California. Hilda decided to go with him, since she wanted a better life for her new family, a life were she can have a free speech and do what she desired. …show more content…
To Hilda, Patricia was a gift from God, she was a sweet and kind girl. While Patricia was growing up, Hilda went to work again being a teacher in a elementary school. Every other weekend Hilda, Manolo and Patricia would go to Varadero to visit her family. In a beach party in Varadero, around 1989, Patricia met Jesús, a professional sailor. Patricia, Hilda’s daughter was in love with Jesús, and one night she decided to escape without telling her family. Patricia and Jesús escaped in his sailing boat to Miami to have a better life. After many hours, Patricia arrived to Miami, where she and Jesús are arrested since they do not have papers to enter the United States. Patricia was in jail trying to called her uncle that lived there to try to help her out. Meanwhile, Hilda thought her daughter was dead, she was none to be found in Cuba. Hilda told me, it was one of the most scariest moments of her life because having the feeling of loosing a child was horrible. Weeks passed, and Patricia was still “lost”, Hilda with tears in her eyes went to the “La Milagrosa”. “La Milagrosa” is famous saint in Cuba, there is legend that she answers all your prayers. Hilda asked “La Milagrosa” if Patricia was alive, to give her a signal that her daughter was not dead. Three weeks later, Patricia called her house and told them she was in Miami with her Uncle Fernán and Jesús. Although Hilda was very mad with Patricia

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