Vidal Rodríguez Complete Interview

Title

Vidal Rodríguez Complete Interview

Description

This interview took place in Vidal’s home in Buffalo, NY. Alma Carrillo conducted the interview. Vidal was born September 22, 1931. He came to Buffalo originally from Puerto Rico looking for more opportunity. He arrived in Western New York in 1951, to Medina. He came to work on a farm originally, and ended up working various jobs. He ultimately worked at General Motors until retiring after 35 years. Vidal also mentions his wife, Carmita, who he has been married to for 55 years - he thinks. Vidal describes the difficult situation in Puerto Rico that brought him to Buffalo, and the fact that even after all these years, he has not learned much English. He admits this did make life more difficult. He says that most of his life has simply been spent working, not doing much else. He finally considers whether it was better for him to come to Buffalo.
Esta entrevista tomó lugar en la casa de Vidal en Buffalo, NY. Alma Carrillo condujo la entrevista. Vidal nació el 22 de septiembre del año 1931. Llegó a Nueva York del Oeste en el año 1951, a Medina. Al principio, él vino para trabajar en una finca. Últimamente, trabajó en General Motors hasta se jubiló después de 35 años. Vidal también mencionó a su esposa, Carmita, con quién se ha estado casado por 55 años - él piensa. Vidal describe la situación difícil en Puerto Rico que lo llevó a Búfalo, y el hecho de que después de todos los años, él todavía no ha aprendido mucho inglés. Él admite que eso hizo más difícil su vida aquí. Él dice que por se ha pasado la mayoría de su vida trabajando, y no mucho más de eso. Finalmente, considera si valió la pena venir a Búfalo.

Source

Hispanic Heritage "Bring Us Your History!" Project

Publisher

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Date

2013-07-27

Rights

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Language

English

Location

His Home, Buffalo, NY

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