Notes from the field: Vacaville, California, October 10, 2014

“I was born here in Vacaville, June 9, 1918. My full name is Juanita Castro Molla. My dad was 16-years old when he came from Spain, but he never talked about his life. He was from Almería, and he had two other brothers. One went to Cuba, the other went to Argentina. My mom was from Cádiz. They say she was two years old when she came. They met in Vacaville, on a ranch; my dad was picking fruit, my mother was packing. My mother was 16 years old when they got married…”