Born in Meneses and raised in Placetas, Cuba, Abuela Nina came to the United States in 1963 by way of an American cargo ship called, "The Maximum." As part...
Born in Meneses and raised in Placetas, Cuba, Abuela Nina came to the United States in 1963 by way of an American cargo ship called, "The Maximum." As part of a trade for baby food, she was released to the U.S. at Port Everglades, FL with her husband and two small children.
After spending one week in Miami she thought..."Get me the hell out of here!" and realized New Jersey was where she wanted her new home to be so she headed north and quickly found employment as a piece worker in a factory. Several years later she decided to take on the role of stay at home and continued to do so until her grand children were grown. She later returned to the work force until she retired in 1999.
She is a die hard New York Yankees fan who can sometimes be found sitting outside Derek Jeter's apartment hoping he'll pass by. She also enjoys playing the slots in Atlantic City, making Cafe Bustelo, and talking on the phone with friends about the latest celebrity gossip as if she knew the celebrity herself.