This is a photo of my mother-in-law. She was born in Orbaiceta, Navarra, Spain in 1934, and can't be more than two years old in this photo. It was the middle of the Spanish Civil War. Even though she remembers there was great hardship and deprivation during the war, she sure looks cute in this photo!
I often wonder if future generations would find it difficult to find her birth or baptism records in Navarra. Her father, José García Rivero (1908 - 1994) was stationed there during the Spanish Civil War as a carabinero and then as a Guardia Civil. The Garcia family had lived for generations in Villar de Ciervo, Salamanca, Spain. It's a good thing that I'm documenting her life!
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo