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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mostly Wordless Wednesday ~ Happy Day of the Dead

Today is El Dia de Los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. Every year, I celebrate it for my Abuela Gilda.

I have been lucky because I have not had many people in my life die. What I love about the Day of the Dead is that it celebrates the dead. You do not mourn but remember their life. I am also an avid collector of Day of the Dead items. Our shelves and walls are filled with skulls and Katrina dolls. Mexican folk art is so fantastic.


I am not sure if pets count to be celebrated on the Day of the Dead but today I honor my little baby, Shawn, who we lost this year. We still miss her but today I will not mourn but celebrate the fact we had her in our lives for 15 years.
I also will honor my granny along with Shawn. I know my abuelita won't mind.

18 comments:

  1. Definitely a different take on the day but it's true, it's a day to remember for sure.

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  2. I love that it's a celebration, not a time to mourn. :)

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  3. I love that this is a day to celebrate the ones you love that have passed. What a special way to honor them.

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  4. I can definitely see a resemblance between you and your grandmother!

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  5. I'd celebrate the life of my pets too - I love the idea of Day of the Dead!

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  6. Of course Cats count :) They both were beautiful!
    Happy WW!
    Kas

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  7. I think its awesome you wrote this not just the regular costume and pumpkin posts that are popular this week. What a great way to honor your dearly departed!

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  8. Aw! Very sweet. I am glad they both appreciate it greatly!

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  9. What a lovely post... and of course cats count. Animals go to heaven because it just wouldn't be heaven without our pets.
    HUGGLES!

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  10. Wonderful pictures. I didn't know that this day excited. Very cool that it's about celebrating!

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  11. I love the picture of your grandmother, thanks for sharing.

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  12. I think it is wonderful to take time to celebrate the time we've had with loved ones!

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  13. I agree that It's always great to celebrate a life rather than mourn it. : )

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