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Tomas Rosales (#46511114)
 member for 14 years, 10 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Born in Havana, Cuba. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1969, arriving in Miami, FL on April 20th aboard a National Airlines Boeing 727 from Houston, Texas. My mother, sister and I flew to Mexico City, then flew to Monterey where we met folks to get us across the border. Nearly drowned while crossing the Rio Grande, someone held my arm. Got on a Greyhound bus in Falfurrias, Tex. before U.S. Border guards found us in the back of the bus. I remember my mother saying "No speaky english". Off the bus and taken to get fingerprinted and such before they saw our Cuban passports and were notified by Miami that our father was waiting for us. Been living in South Florida ever since. Love collecting RCA Victor radios, phonos, records, ads. I also collect minotaurs and model airplanes. I love old radio shows, vintage TV shows and commercials. Enjoy vintage cars, love music from the roaring 20's to Big Bands, and Top 40. I also love classical music and my idol is the Maestro... Arturo Toscanini. Residing currently in Sunrise, FL.

Son of Genoveva Rosales... she worked long and hard to get my sister and I a proper upbringing after her divorce in 1975. My rock, foundation, and the best mother I could ever had... passed away on March 24th 2005. Mom... I LOVE YOU!~ Hard to believe it's going to be 10 years next March since she passed. I visit her grave and leave fresh flowers whenever I can get down there.

After my mom's death, my sister's true colors emerged, and we no longer speak. She has issues with me being gay... I, on the other hand, had been visited by my mother 3 times, so I am very much at peace with myself... and my life.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific and blessed day!

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marie williams
RE: Kathryn Grayson
We corresponded several months ago-but it is always a pleasure to share memories. You are right the "stars" today don't shine the way they once did. I can't feel the same affection toward them that I felt for the "real' stars. I love the old musicals and Miss Grayson was a stand out. Kiss Me Kate and Showboat are two of my favorites. Thank you for writing.
Your friend, Marie
Added by marie williams on Oct 07, 2011 11:54 AM
marie williams
RE: Kathryn Grayson
How amazing--I have two recordings from the 50's, Showboat and Kiss Me Kate AND I have Jealousy also. I love that song (by her) Just a few mionths ago I found a cassette of Ms. Grayson's songs I think I got it for less than $1.00. I go to a lot of thrift stores and love when I found real treasures. I think she was terrific in Kiss Me Kate, it's my favorite musical. Thank you for writing I am a fan of the golden era of movies and it's wonderful stars. Very sincerely, Marie
Added by marie williams on Mar 30, 2010 9:09 PM
marie williams
Kathryn Grayson
Kiss Me Kate is my favorite of her films, also.
Liked your tribute to this lovely lady.
Added by marie williams on Feb 20, 2010 9:20 AM
 

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