Spare – Saticoy

The Weekly Photo Challenge is “Spare.”

I thought about a photo from the family gallery that shows a point in my father’s childhood during the 1930’s.

My dad is on the left. My Uncle Lupe is in the center. My Uncle Chito is the little guy.

When I asked him about the photo all he said was, “That was in Saticoy.”

Saticoy was a small rural community in Ventura County, California.

It was one of a number of places my dad’s family lived so that my grandparents could work the fields.

Times were lean.  As you can see they were of humble means. Perhaps that’s the reason he doesn’t say too much about it.

There are very few photos of my dad as a child, so I’m particularly pleased to have a picture of him playing.

There wasn’t really a camera to spare.

Cathy's father and uncles rides their bicycles in Saticoy.  Circa 1930's.

Cathy’s father and uncles rides their bicycles in Saticoy.  Circa 1930’s.


I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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7 comments on “Spare – Saticoy
  1. There is a real quality in this photo, like so many of the black n whites from days long gone…

    • Cathy G says:

      Hello, philipcambodia. My family is fortunate to have it. For many reasons I find it quite unique. Thank-you for your comment, and, for stopping by my site!

  2. Galen911 says:

    It’s a very powerful photograph. It definitely transports the viewer to a poignant time in the life of your family.


    • Cathy G says:

      Thank-you, Galen. It’s easy to take for granted how much times have changed, and, how my grandparents worked very hard during so that my family could ultimately prosper. Thanks for stopping by my site!

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  4. LIA HAMMOND says:

    Love your stories, love your pictures! Love your family!!

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