Category Archives: Family History

The Lady in the Bed

    “Who’s that?” I asked. The year was 1950. I was barely three years old, but I still remember. My memory is a bit fuzzy about exactly where we were. We were probably at the Maryknoll hospital in Monrovia, California. … Continue reading

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Frank and Henry by Carlos Najera

  Back in 1953 my brothers Frank and Henry Olivas were at a local beer joint here in Oxnard. They met a woman there who was visiting from out of town. She drove a brand-new Cadillac convertible. The rest of … Continue reading

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The Rose Garden

Groundbreaking for the Rose Garden took place in 1931. It took six years of planning and planting before it was officially dedicated. The San Jose municipal Rose Garden is 5 and a half acres in size. Thousands of visitors walk … Continue reading

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Don Adolfo

October 29, 1864 – December 10, 1958)     Don Adolfo Camarillo was a successful rancher, farmer, horse breeder, business man, philanthropist. I wrote about his famous white horses a while ago. He was among the first in the Valley to … Continue reading

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Day One

  Is this how it begins? My story?  Seven pounds, thirteen ounces, two feet, ten toes, on Thanksgiving Day in 1947? On that day I became the second son and fourth child of Carlos and Christina Nájera when my soul … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Bucks

Here is a close up of a dollar bill. I downloaded this photo off the Internet. You will notice that it has the word Hawaii printed on. It is there for a reason. Here is a close-up of a dollar … Continue reading

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Nena the Fairy Part III

Preface    Christopher Columbus was the Admiral of the Ocean Sea.  That title was bestowed upon him by the Most Serene Catholic Majesties, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabela, upon the return of his first voyage.      He retained the title … Continue reading

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