Paul Laemmlen b. 7 September 1957: Dad Remembers his First Birthday

paul-laemmlen-with-dadToday is my brother, Paul’s birthday.  He told me a story today that our Dad told him happened on his first birthday in 1958.

That September day in Reedley, CA, it rained an inch.  Our family lived on a farm and 4 acres of grapes had just been cut and were on the ground drying on paper trays. That day Dad and his brothers, my Uncles Henry, Wilfred and Frank, slipped 4,000 paper trays onto the old wooden trays that were stored in Grandpa’s shed.  They saved the crop.  “It was back-breaking work,” Dad said. “I’ve never forgotten your first birthday!”

Here are some old photos of the vineyard behind our home and cutting the grapes to dry:farming-operations029farming014

Here are some older postcards of raisin drying on wooden trays:raisin-drying-fresno-co-1


Here is Paul today:paul-stealth-gear-video


About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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