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The Little Flower by Carlos Najera

August 24, 1935 was the day our first born daughter came into this world. That’s her on the left Margaret Christina. That’s not what I called her. To me she was the beautiful little flower and I called her that, … Continue reading

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The Land of Dust by Carlos Najera

Don Carlos remembers his first few months in his new home of Mexicali:   The Sun went down slowly on our first day there. I watched the evening sky change from bright blue to shades of red and pink. The … Continue reading

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Alice by Carlos Najera

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection often affecting the membranes of your nose and throat. Symptoms include a sore throat, fever, nosebleeds, swollen glands on the throat, and weakness. The telling symptom is a sheet of thick, gray material covering the … Continue reading

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The Submarine by Carlos Najera

  My best friend while I was growing up in Oxnard was Ernest. His family was from Germany and they had a real long last name that is hard to spell. My family lived on C St., Ernest and his family … Continue reading

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The Sisters by Joseph E. Najera

I found this pic on the internet. I know I have been here before, but I have no memory of it. Google Images identified this as the Maryknoll Hospital in Monrovia, California. Here they took care of sufferers of the … Continue reading

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The World According to Bugs #2 by Joseph and Carlos Najera

My mother was diagnosed with TB shortly after I was born. In 1950 she was placed in the Maryknoll Hospital in Monrovia, California. My father could not take care of us four kids and work full-time so he sent us … Continue reading

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Working the Pits by Carlos Najera

Valley of Heart’s Delight was the nickname the local promoters liked to use for the Santa Clara Valley. Now it is known as Silicon Valley. Among the towns here are San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Palo Alto. They were separate … Continue reading

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