Juan Martinez had worked as a grape picker for a Winery in California. He had to work hard for the little money he was paid. Half of that money went back home to his wife and children and almost half went into saving to bring his family to America.
He came home deep-down bone tired from his hard back-breaking work picking grapes, where he slept on the floor of a shack and ate potatoes he cooked in a campfire. He spent very little money on himself.
It wasn’t easy for him to be away from the family he loved; from Magnalena, the wife he adored, his sons, Lil’ Juan and Je’sus, and his daughters, Juanita and Juanella.
He finally had enough money to bring his family to America and they settled in Arizona. There he purchased a modest home for them to live in.
They were together again and finally happy.
If only they didn’t have to worry about being sent back to Mexico.