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Remembering
November 5th, 2010 by suzy in Special Occasions

And now back to our regularly scheduled program. Hope you didn’t mind the brief detours into the sporty and political.

As I mentioned in the Halloween post, the Town Hall had a beautiful exhibit of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) altars. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this ritual, it goes back thousands of years to indigenous people in Mexico. Altars are made for dead family and friends, including marigolds, decorated sugar skulls, and mementoes, and families go to cemeteries to visit their dead, celebrating them with food and drink. I love the idea of welcoming our lost loved ones into our lives.

The celebration occurs around Halloween, but isn’t related. In most parts of Mexico, November 1 is dedicated to children (Day of the Innocents or Day of the Little Angels) and November 2 to adults (Day of the Dead).

The Town Hall exhibit included both kinds. They were beautiful.

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For a life-long traveling salesman.

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This one could be for me.

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Monica coordinated this lovely remembrance of pets. I might contribute next year. I was too sad this year. I think it was too soon.

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For a little angel.

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I love the chintz suitcase.

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Frida Kahlo inspired.

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2 Responses

How interesting. You sure can learn something every day!

jx

It’s sure is a wonderful way to keep the memoties of our loved ones.

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