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Spring Fever by Carlos Najera

Originally posted on Jedwardnajera's Blog:
I was five years old in 1914 when John, my stepfather, took us to visit one of the old Pochi families that he knew. They lived at a dairy ranch near Saticoy. My brother and sisters…

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The Fields of Tulare by Joseph Najera

Originally posted on Jedwardnajera's Blog:
Dear Reader:   I started thinking about Pearl Harbour Day, that date is now upon us, and I remembered this story. I wrote it down in free verse.   Thank you.                                          Courtesy of the Oxnard Public Library…

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Christmas Story by Carlos Najera

Originally posted on Jedwardnajera's Blog:
I made it to the fifth grade. It wasn’t easy. In fact I hated school. A lot of kids gave me a hard time, and many of the teachers were no better. I remembered…

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A Remembrance of Eugene Martinez by Jose Eduardo Najera de Ledesma

Originally posted on Jedwardnajera's Blog:
? I remember November And the day, and the cold fog clinging to my cheeks. It was the day the black cars were waiting With their headlights glowing, The day the people were treading…

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October Bowls by Carlos Najera

Originally posted on Jedwardnajera's Blog:
(That’s me on the left at age 20, next to my mama and sister Natalia. Bobby, my older brother, is next to John. Frank and Henry are in the front.)    The mornings were…

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Cots by Carlos Najera

June back in 1917 meant that it was time to go north. With my stepdad John. Much of our farmlands here in Oxnard was dedicated to sugar beets and beans. It wasn’t time for harvesting then, but it was time in … Continue reading

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Lemon Aid Men

                                                                                                         A good portion of the Imperial Valley is below sea level. Above is a picture of the flag pole in the nearby town of Calipatria. That flagpole is a hundred and eighty-four feet tall. The top of the pole is … Continue reading

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The Iron Rose

The Iron Rose By Joseph Nájera My interest in wrought iron  began with my father. He was an engineer, a machine designer, and a master iron  worker. My father created the “Iron Rose” and he passed the secret of making … Continue reading

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