Gloria Estefan’s oral story

I was surprised when I received a letter in the mail from my sister inviting me to her wedding, Sylvia even included Round Trip Air Fare. You see, my sister – who is ten years older than my sixteen years of age – was never close with our parents. They always fought, tooth and nail. And why wouldn’t they? We are Irish, and you know about our fiery tempers. When Sylvia turned eighteen, she left for a College in America she’d secretly applied to without our parents knowing. Fortunately time and distance seemed to change my parents’ views of my sister, and they actually missed her. When she sent me the invitation she told me to just tell my parents that she invited me for a visit, Sylvia was sure they wouldn’t mind. And she’d been right. And they weren’t even upset that it would be in September. My school was informed that I would be away for a few…

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