Wednesday, November 07, 2012
WE Have a Shawl Pin WINNER!
Above are little sugar candy coffins. The string on the candy toy makes the skull in the window of the candy go in and out...Can you see that?? I'm all for candy in heaven....how about you?
Al sent this adorable Happy Fall dishcloth to me. It will not be used for intended purpose; it is too pretty to use.
I was clowning around with Zach on his birthday. We took a long but interesting trip to Michoucan, for an amazing Day of the Dead gathering. There are 8 islands in a tiny town with a lake. People come from everywhere and ride boats to the islands to pray for those buried there. They literally light up the night with candles at the cemetery beginning at around midnight on 11/2.
Someone told us they do this at night because they believe Heaven is dark. So the departed souls come back, when it is dark , to be with their families for a day.
I did some serious sock knitting on this day of the trip. We had some waiting in bus stations so it lent itself to knitting of course. Each bus station had marigold covered altars for the Dead. Some dedicated to historic figures; for example Pope John Paul. I am so glad we visited over Zach's birthday and we got a glimpse of the meaning of the Day.