ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Unincorporated
COACHELLA — Like a lot of other families living in the Eastern Coachella Valley, when one of our family members fell sick, it meant driving about a hundred miles across the border into Mexico, to the City of Mexicali, to get taken care of by a doctor.
Entry 18: The Incredible Story of Griselda, A Migrant Farm WorkerI worked in your orchards of peaches and prunesI slept on the ground in the light of the moonOn the edge of the city you’ll see us and thenWe come with the dust and we go with the wind
-Pastures of Plenty, Woody Guthrie
Griselda left, as many of them do.
By Brenda Rincón,
COACHELLA, Calif. – Cris* was only 12 years old when she left Atlixco, Puebla, with her brother and sister to join their parents in the United States.