Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Blood of Kings by Carlos and Joseph Najera

  My mother married again in 1915. She married a Pochi. His name was  Juan María Olivas. He descended from one of the original Spanish-speaking families of California.  His name was Don Raimundo Olivas and in 1841 he received a land grant … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! by Carlos Najera

 At the grocery store, pork chops cost $.21 a pound;  bacon cost $.32 a pound; a quart of milk cost $.10; a pound of butter cost $.42; eggs were $.23 a dozen; flour cost $.03 a pound; sugar was $.05 … Continue reading

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Soul Surgery by Carlos Najera

  Do you see that boy and the left?  That wasn’t me but it could have been me.  When I was a boy, my only pair of shoes had to last all year.  That was why most of the time, … Continue reading

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