Sunday, December 8, 2013

Juan Gonzalez, keeper of the glasses.....

John Lennon was murdered 33 years ago tonight.  13 years ago a bronze statue of Lennon was installed in a park in Havana, Cuba.  People kept stealing the iconic Lennon glasses.  When they tried to glue them on people simply broke them off.

A 96 year old Cuban, Juan Gonzalez, has become the guardian of the glasses.  Juan has spent most of his days in the last 13 years in the park.  When tourists show up to take pictures Juan takes the glasses from his pocket and gently places them on Lennon's face.  When they leave he removes them and tucks them into his pocket.

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