My early US history, Perth Amboy NJ

Where it all began for me and my family finally arriving in freedom at Perth Amboy , New Jersey ,USA on may 10, 1974. From Madrid ,Spain. After successful avoiding two dictatorships of the left and right, freedom sets in.

The early life was working very hard ,helping my parents who had branch out into small businesses such as the grocery store (see picture), clothing store,restaurant,delivery services,and nightclub activities. It was a period of learning English, and new rules,laws,and way of living ,adjusting to the American work ethics that so much carry on in my life today.

I became a US citizen in the municipal courthouse of New Brunswick, Middlesex county, New Jersey on December 13, 1980. I learn my ways and language like a native ::) I continue playing my beloved football/soccer (learned in Madrid), and some baseball at high school, and amateur team levels. I played in the Garden State Soccer league known as Schaeffer league for the local beer sponsored,and the LISA, or luso-iberian soccer association with Portuguese and Hungarian clubs.

My sports were intercepted around the help needed on my parents businesses,so I was very busy ,sometimes working at nights so to have some daytime free for sports and girls ::). The city that welcome me to America was Perth Amboy ,in Middlesex County, NJ. It was a city of about 50 000 inhabitants, full of immigrants from all over,there were sections call Budapest, Dublin,Little Italy, Holy Cross, etc, I lived by the one call the Waterfront (facing Staten Island, New York City).

I graduated a panther from Perth Amboy High School in June of 1977,and went to university in FLorida (later my second home in the USA). IN Perth Amboy I lived for 13 years, hard working and full of learning a new surroundings and customs/language but full of great memories and many many friends that will eventually stop by here. Go Panthers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the photo is in my mother’s grocery store.

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