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A friend makes a special dessert, sugar skulls. Do you do anything special
for "Día de los Muertos"?

My calendar says it's November 2nd, but she said it's November 1st... A few
days later, she said a calendar she has says November 2nd. I googled it and
some sites say November 1st is to honor children, and November 2nd adults.



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A friend makes a special dessert, sugar skulls. Do you do anything special
for "Día de los Muertos"?

My calendar says it's November 2nd, but she said it's November 1st... A
few days later, she said a calendar she has says November 2nd. I googled
it and some sites say November 1st is to honor children, and November 2nd
adults.


Nope. We don't. But then... We're not Mexican.


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"Richard K." wrote in message
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A friend makes a special dessert, sugar skulls. Do you do anything
special for "Día de los Muertos"?

My calendar says it's November 2nd, but she said it's November 1st... A
few days later, she said a calendar she has says November 2nd. I googled
it and some sites say November 1st is to honor children, and November 2nd
adults.


Nope. We don't. But then... We're not Mexican.


Why do you have to be Mexican? Do you have to be Irish to celebrate St
Patrick's Day?

Rich


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"Richard K." wrote in message
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A friend makes a special dessert, sugar skulls. Do you do anything
special for "Día de los Muertos"?

My calendar says it's November 2nd, but she said it's November 1st... A
few days later, she said a calendar she has says November 2nd. I
googled it and some sites say November 1st is to honor children, and
November 2nd adults.


Nope. We don't. But then... We're not Mexican.


Why do you have to be Mexican? Do you have to be Irish to celebrate St
Patrick's Day?


Um... I don't celebrate that either. And I am actually part Irish.


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"Julie Bove" wrote in message
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"Richard K." wrote in message
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A friend makes a special dessert, sugar skulls. Do you do anything
special for "Día de los Muertos"?

My calendar says it's November 2nd, but she said it's November 1st...
A few days later, she said a calendar she has says November 2nd. I
googled it and some sites say November 1st is to honor children, and
November 2nd adults.

Nope. We don't. But then... We're not Mexican.


Why do you have to be Mexican? Do you have to be Irish to celebrate St
Patrick's Day?


Um... I don't celebrate that either. And I am actually part Irish.




Why not? You also don't have to be christian to celebrate Christmas, or at
least the spirit of it... Ancestor veneration occurs in many societies,
not just Mexico. Día de los Muertos is actually a celebration. They say
many people have picnics at gravesites of their deceased relatives and
friends. Not something I can imagine doing-- would probably get arrested
around here-- but an interesting idea... Having a picnic with a fresh
baguette and bottle of wine with family and friends, and the deceased
favorite foods-- sounds like a good way to honor them.

-Richard

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On 30-Oct-2012, "Richard K." wrote:

"Julie Bove" wrote in message
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"Richard K." wrote in message
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"Julie Bove" wrote in message
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"Richard K." wrote in message
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A friend makes a special dessert, sugar skulls. Do you do
anything
special for "Día de los Muertos"?

My calendar says it's November 2nd, but she said it's November
1st...
A few days later, she said a calendar she has says November 2nd.
I
googled it and some sites say November 1st is to honor children,
and
November 2nd adults.

Nope. We don't. But then... We're not Mexican.

Why do you have to be Mexican? Do you have to be Irish to
celebrate St
Patrick's Day?


Um... I don't celebrate that either. And I am actually part Irish.




Why not?


I also don't observe either of them; why should I, they are not my
heritage? IMO, for the typical extraethnic celebrant, it is merely an
excuse to eat and drink too much. In the case of St. Patrick's. it also
seems to grant license to many celebrants to act as a fool.


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On 30-Oct-2012, "Richard K." wrote:

"Julie Bove" wrote in message
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"Richard K." wrote in message
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"Julie Bove" wrote in message
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"Richard K." wrote in message
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A friend makes a special dessert, sugar skulls. Do you do
anything
special for "Día de los Muertos"?

My calendar says it's November 2nd, but she said it's November
1st...
A few days later, she said a calendar she has says November 2nd.
I
googled it and some sites say November 1st is to honor children,
and
November 2nd adults.

Nope. We don't. But then... We're not Mexican.

Why do you have to be Mexican? Do you have to be Irish to
celebrate St
Patrick's Day?

Um... I don't celebrate that either. And I am actually part Irish.




Why not?


I also don't observe either of them; why should I, they are not my
heritage? IMO, for the typical extraethnic celebrant, it is merely an
excuse to eat and drink too much. In the case of St. Patrick's. it also
seems to grant license to many celebrants to act as a fool.


Indeed!


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In our family, we celebrate Samhain on the 31st October. We do this by lighting a candle in the window for each of our loved ones that have passed, and sitting down to a meal that our most recently passed family member loved. We set them a place at the table as a mark of respect.

We dont eat more than normal, we dont drink more than normal, but take the time to remember and reflect upon that person and how they lived.
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On Sat, 10 Nov 2012 02:34:34 -0800 (PST), Mike Rutland
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In our family, we celebrate Samhain on the 31st October. We do this by lighting a candle in the window for each of our loved ones that have passed,


Is that what those candles in tall glasses that look like church
windows are for?
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and sitting down to a meal that our most recently passed family member loved. We set them a place at the table as a mark of respect.

We dont eat more than normal, we dont drink more than normal, but take the time to remember and reflect upon that person and how they lived.


I was told you're not supposed to extinguish those candles, but I
don't know why. Is it to symbolize that you'll never forget them?

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Mike Rutland wrote:

In our family, we celebrate Samhain on the 31st October. We do this by
lighting a candle in the window for each of our loved ones that have
passed, and sitting down to a meal that our most recently passed family
member loved. We set them a place at the table as a mark of respect.

We dont eat more than normal, we dont drink more than normal, but take
the time to remember and reflect upon that person and how they lived.


That's so nice.
I read once that "no one truly dies as long as they are remembered."
I like and believe that.

I had a friend and coworker that died about 27 years ago. I often remember
his sayings and advice.

Gary

PS - isn't it a Japanese tradition to put candles on little paper boats and
let them float down a river to honor their dead relatives? Something like
that.


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"Gary" wrote in message ...
Mike Rutland wrote:

In our family, we celebrate Samhain on the 31st October. We do this by
lighting a candle in the window for each of our loved ones that have
passed, and sitting down to a meal that our most recently passed family
member loved. We set them a place at the table as a mark of respect.

We dont eat more than normal, we dont drink more than normal, but take
the time to remember and reflect upon that person and how they lived.


That's so nice.
I read once that "no one truly dies as long as they are remembered."
I like and believe that.

I had a friend and coworker that died about 27 years ago. I often
remember
his sayings and advice.

Gary

PS - isn't it a Japanese tradition to put candles on little paper boats
and
let them float down a river to honor their dead relatives? Something like
that.




I knew a guy that died about 27 or so years ago. Short older man. Hard
working always had a smile. And bunch of ol country boy sayings. (I wish
someone had made a book with his saying. I think he made some up himself.)
There was a big snowstorm in Denver, and he shoveled his driveway in the
morning. Was the last thing he did. He went and laid down on his couch and
never got back up.

I still remember saying good-bye to him the night before. It was the hall
outside the bookstore and he was going back in and I was coming out. I said
goodnight and he just smiled that little goofy smile he a had. Last time I
saw him.

One Monday, we came into the warehouse and there were a bunch of books boxed
up and ready to go. Joe had got up the day before and come into work. After
a bit, when no one came in, he said he realized he had come in on Sunday.
But he said he figured since he was there he might as well do a couple hours
of work.



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On 11/10/2012 9:00 AM, Gary wrote:
Mike Rutland wrote:

In our family, we celebrate Samhain on the 31st October. We do this by
lighting a candle in the window for each of our loved ones that have
passed, and sitting down to a meal that our most recently passed family
member loved. We set them a place at the table as a mark of respect.

We dont eat more than normal, we dont drink more than normal, but take
the time to remember and reflect upon that person and how they lived.


That's so nice.
I read once that "no one truly dies as long as they are remembered."
I like and believe that.


My Grandparents and their parents were Buddhists and we observed
numerous funeral services for them while I was growing up. There were a
lot of services! It's tough for a kid to sit through a monk chanting for
what seemed like forever. It was kind of spooky too.

We'll probably be having 50 year anniversaries coming up soon. After
that, it'll ease up cause the next one won't come up until another 50
years. I'm counting on being dead by then.


I had a friend and coworker that died about 27 years ago. I often remember
his sayings and advice.

Gary

PS - isn't it a Japanese tradition to put candles on little paper boats and
let them float down a river to honor their dead relatives? Something like
that.


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dsi1 wrote:

We'll probably be having 50 year anniversaries coming up soon. After
that, it'll ease up cause the next one won't come up until another 50
years. I'm counting on being dead by then.


I'll definitely be dead long before then.
If not I'll make the Guiness Book of World Records but...
at age 109, I suspect I'll welcome 'the end.'

I sure hope they have tv and a library in the next life.

Gary
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On 11/10/2012 10:42 AM, Gary wrote:
dsi1 wrote:

We'll probably be having 50 year anniversaries coming up soon. After
that, it'll ease up cause the next one won't come up until another 50
years. I'm counting on being dead by then.


I'll definitely be dead long before then.
If not I'll make the Guiness Book of World Records but...
at age 109, I suspect I'll welcome 'the end.'


I think your body gradually falling apart every day is just nature's way
of preparing you for death. I deal with a lot of old folks and that's
the attitude I've observed.


I sure hope they have tv and a library in the next life.

Gary


Maybe the afterlife is that you endlessly live the life you've lived.
It's heaven AND hell.
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Maybe the afterlife is that you endlessly live the life you've lived. It's
heaven AND hell.



I think it's like the place you were before you were conceived.




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