Thursday morning was devoted to last-minute shopping, the afternoon to cooking, and putting out the luminaries. The house started to look just like I had envisioned, we were scampering all around, getting last-minute decorations in place, and creating an altar for the pictures of deceased relatives. Soon our company would start arriving, and the fun would begin! …………………….
With everything precisely where we wanted, food on the table, fire pit, and heater lit, candles flickering all over the house, our guests started to arrive. One at a time they came in to join the celebration, some bringing pictures for the altar. In observation, there was a fair share of four-legged furry loved ones represented tonight also! Grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, and furry babies all remembered here, and we were celebrating how blessed we were to have them in our lives. It was a happy occasion – no tears, that time had passed, now we were all here for our first Day of the Dead celebration!
Thank you to Tony and LaRettta Zamora, Margaret Davis, Ann Maioroff, Maxine Custer, Dann Nielson, Karin De Baay, and my dear, and dedicated husband Les, for making it a success! I’m sorry some of you were busy with prior obligations, or not feeling well, but there will be a next year, and it will be just as much fun, maybe more! See you then…..