StoryCorps Atlanta: Growing Up ‘Old-Style’ In Puerto Rico

Credit StoryCorps Atlanta


Emilia Roman-Torres was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico to a very free-spirited mom. 

She was recently invited to the StoryCorps Atlanta booth by her youngest son, 15-year-old Juan Jose Morales Roman, to talk about how it felt every time her mom flew the coop, leaving her to be raised by her ‘old-school’ grandparents.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps Booth.

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