During the Depression, most of my father's family took off for California.
They didn't came back.
In fact, for all practical purposes, they disappeared and were never heard of again.
I think I understand that better now.
But, unlike my aunts, uncles and cousins twice removed - I am back.
I saw the ocean,
the palm trees,
and 8 lane freeways as far as the eye can see.
But now I'm home.
I can't wait to see you.