Rafael Brignoni was the nephew of my grandmother, Maria Regus de Roldan. the last time that I saw him was in 1979 or 1980 when I went to St. Croix and stayed at his house. I was a young law school student at the time. My grandmother was from Vieques and her sister, Rafi's mother, had an uncanny resemblance to my grandmother. These were good people and I have the kindest memories of my visits to St. Croix with my family, the Roldan's, over the years.