Group Portrait of the Men at the Christening Party for Lita and Luisa, Benito and Lilia Betita's Twins

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Title

Group Portrait of the Men at the Christening Party for Lita and Luisa, Benito and Lilia Betita's Twins

Description

Celebrating the christening of Benito and Lilia's twin daughters, Lilia or "Lita" and Luisa. The daughters were born on November 25, 1947. As Aida Betita explains, Benito "Benny" Betita was one of the first of the Reyes-Betita cousins to return to the Philippines after the Second World War to find a wife. Benny's first wife was Caucasian. They were divorced and had no children together. Lilia was his second wife and came to the United States in 1947. Felipe Betita went back to the Philippines after Benny, then the rest of the cousins followed, being told "it's easy there" to find a wife.

Pictured in the first row, seated from left to right: Unknown farmworker from Mexico, Paulo Casil, unknown farmworker from Mexico, Andy de Leon, Gabe de Leon, Mansueto Betita, Eduardo Dolendo, Bobby Betita (crying boy standing on the seat), Tony Bolivar, unknown, Clemente Susvilla, Ernesto Betita. Standing in the second row, from left to right: Jose "Joe" Pelaez, Floro Betita, unknown farmworker from Mexico, Salvador Reyes, unknown, Guillermo Betita, unknown holding Bobby, Sal Reyes, Martin de Leon, unknown boy, unknown, Carlos Bedia. Standing in the back row, from left to right: unknown, Benito "Benny" Betita, Joe Reyes, unknown boy, Domingo Betita, Pablo Villanueva. Local Filipino community events often took place either at Routzen Park or at the American Legion Hall in Arroyo Grande, California.

Coverage

Routzen Park, Arroyo Grande, California

Date

1948

Contributor

Juliet Betita

Format

Slide of black and white photograph

Source

Juliet Betita's slideshow set

Type

Still image

Identifier

USA-CA-02282013-A0001-058

Files

Citation

“Group Portrait of the Men at the Christening Party for Lita and Luisa, Benito and Lilia Betita's Twins,” The Re/Collecting Project , accessed November 24, 2017, http://reco.calpoly.edu/items/show/1592.

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