My family has roots in Woodlake, a small community 20 miles northeast of Visalia. A while back I joined a Facebook page “You know you’re from Woodlake if…” Today, while scanning a picture someone posted, I spotted my mother. She’s in a 7th grade class picture, taken on November 10, 1953. She’s 14 here. You can spot her in the back row, 5th from the left. I’m amazed at how many of my nieces I can see in her face, looking out from 61 years ago. What’s more amazing to me, is that in 4 years, she’ll be married and a mother.
I thought WordPress would allow the image to be clickable to a larger version, but apparently not. Here’s an enlargement of the section my Mother is in:
Wanda Faye Bergman (later, Reeves) Top row, middle.