Category Archives: Education

Graduation Day by Carlos Najera

It was here at last. June 1923. Graduation day at the Haydock Grammar School here in Oxnard. I went to school on that day wearing my best, that is to say, I wore what I wore every day, an old … Continue reading

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The Graduate by Joseph and Carlos Najera

I made it. I graduated from Oxnard High, Class of 1927. It was a proud moment for my mama. She couldn’t stop crying. I didn’t think it was such a big deal, but looking back, the teachers thought I was … Continue reading

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 It Is Good by Carlos Najera

The Lord once made the Earth and likewise made the Sky. And when He looked upon his work, and saw what He had done, He saw that it was good. (Klaus Australis) I was nine years old in 1917 and … Continue reading

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The Domino Affect by Joseph E Najera

The attack on Pearl Harbor led to our country entering World War II. Many of our citizens enlisted the very next day. Many more were called to duty by the draft boards. So many of our young men became members … Continue reading

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By the Book by Carlos and Joseph E Najera

This is a photograph taken in 1913. The man’s name is Andrew Carnegie. He was born in Scotland, and migrated to the United States. Over the years he made his fortune in the steel industry. He became so wealthy that … Continue reading

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The Righteous Ones by J. Edward Najera

“I don’t think I should have to stand up.” Those were simple words that Rosa Parks once said. With that statement she opened a flood gate of voices, voices with questions and demands for answers. There were many factors, or … Continue reading

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