John George Frey’s mother didn’t quite make it to the hospital. He was born in 1937 in a birthing house in Santa Rosa. His mother, Emma Frey, was a woman of the old school. She gave birth, stayed in the house a week to recover, and went on with her life.
Jennifer Crane was born in 1978, becoming the sixth generation of the Crane family in Sonoma County, and today she continues the family tradition of growing Crane melons on the family’s historic ranch between Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa.