Longtime San Pedro resident tells the story of how her grandparents met and the Sundays she spent at her great grandmother’s house where the stack of tortillas being made were a constant presence.
January 7, 2021
Stories Of Los Angeles Harbor Area – For Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (SOLAHA)
(SOLAHA) Vol. II, No. 38 Florence (Alba) Kleinjan, lifetime San Pedro resident, tells the story of her immigrant Mexican grandfather met her grandmother in Arizona, their move to San Pedro, and Sundays she spent at her great grandmother’s house filled with bounty of wonderful food and stacks of homemade tortillas.
Florence is so charming in recounting her memories of growing up. She’s been delightful “star” addition to SOLAHA, though after viewing this segment I’m craving some of those tortillas with butter.
Remember you can tune in to SOLAHA Volume I & II (and her husband Steve Kleinjan’s many terrific stories) at the website. Each week Volume II stories are added – thanks to our terrific designer/manager Jill Fox of Port Town Websites.
Thanks to continuing fiscal sponsorship of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, District 4, and her confidence in the SOLAHA oral history project we will be filming Volume III in the coming months, and keep you posted!
Other Memories From Florence Kleinjan
- Great Grandmother’s Homemade Tortillas! — Florence Kleinjan
- Sunday Family Meals — Florence Kleinjan
- Transferring from Mary Star to Pedro — Florence Kleinjan
- Shopping at Ports of Call — Florence Kleinjan
- Baking Easter Bread with Grandma — Florence Kleinjan