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Dia de los Muertos dates back to the Aztecs and allows those walking the earth to remember and honor those that no longer do. We gather photos, objects, candles, food and sweet sugar skulls and sit in the golden light with our memories.
Our family altar grew this year and while we honor and celebrate the lives of those gone we hope there are no new additions next year.
Lit by candles and tiny lights, snug under the stairs our altar stands...
vignettes for each person, here my maternal grandmother Elaine who made me perfect furniture for my doll house and kept my troll dolls clothed in high style...
My paternal grandmother Pauline and Maj Jong tiles, she played for 70+ years...I now play Maj Jong with friends a couple times a month and each click of the tiles takes me right back to my grandmothers basement and the tables of women laughing and playing this game.
photos of those gathered on the altar...flowers that were fresh when we constructed this now faded...like the memories we strive to keep alive.
A glimpse of my shrine, 'For the Children', ready and waiting...for the shrine auction for the children of Oaxaca, March 1st - 7th. Be sure to share pics of yours if you have one started....
and...the 4 Catrinas, the dia de los muertos elegant goddesses ringing in the celebration in high style.
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