American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of western California east-southeast of Santa Cruz. Founded in 1852, it is an agricultural processing center. Population: 48,700.
“It wasn't a bad price for the money I made as a plumber in Watsonville," he tells me.”
“Watsonville is one of the central locales along the Pajaro River in OCTOBER LIGHT.”
“It was in Watsonville where one relative would show me grafted trees, bandaged in gauze, in his backyard, and I would wonder if the branches were healing from some injury.”
“In suburban L.A., we hardly had any relatives, but here in Watsonville we were surrounded by kinfolk.”
“I tell myself if I ever made enough money, I would love to buy a second home in Watsonville where I could write and rest.”
“For even with the few years my father had lived in Watsonville, he understood it.”
“The Redman Foundation was organized locally in Watsonville in 1999 to save and restore the "weathered Victorian house" you described in this article.”
“This is Reyna's life: she is physically present in Watsonville but conjuring up Cherán at her altars and in her meals and in the lessons of tradition she teaches her kids, even as influences of their new home inexorably pull at them.”
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