Found – Another friend

A little background first:

The Necropolis De Colon is an enormous and old cemetery in Havana.  Families with money were buried in above ground vaults and mausoleums on the main avenues, but there are also many unmarked mass graves that contain the bodies of those Cubans executed by the firing squads of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.

On this trip I went looking for a quiet old man I met the year before. He works as a grounds-keeper, sweeper, and grave-digger. I found one worker, showed him a photo of who I was looking for and he took me down several avenues until we found him. His face lit up when I gave him his pictures and we shared a few minutes of hugs, handshakes, and smiles.

These people seem genuinely appreciative that foreigners, especially Americans, care enough to re-visit them. It’s a rewarding experience for me too.

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