Monthly Archives: August 2014

Janet by Carlos Najera

(Dear reader, Janet is my father’s grand-niece. Her family helped take care of him as he lived out his years in Mexicali. It sounds like she is turning 15,  a cause to celebrate.) Janet How excited you are! You have arrived at … Continue reading

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A Fleeting Moment by Carlos Najera

My mama was always sending me to the store. Every day she needed something to complete our dinner. There were  no refrigerators back then. There were ice boxes, but it cost money to pay for the ice man. In addition to … 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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The Homecoming by Carlos Najera

After being away for forty years I have returned to Oxnard, to the town of my childhood. In 1918, when I was a boy in school I would awaken very early and listen to the lonesome sounds of the train … Continue reading

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