“Cherries, apricots, peaches, pears, prunes, walnuts, and then oranges. Yeah, oranges weren’t until winter time but the cherries started in May and then it was just non-stop right on through the summer.
Well, my father’s parents were primarily migrant farmer workers, so they were all over Northern California. They went to Santa Rosa, to Lodi, to Sonoma — they just followed crops. So his brothers and sisters were all born in different places. In the thirties, they settled in the Suisun Valley, outside of Fairfield.”
(Near Sacramento, CA. June 13, 2013)