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.
- To see another post that shows my grandparents working the fields in the 1920’s, see Endurance – “Sugar Beets.”