Monday, November 10, 2014
I created an altar for my the annual All Souls Procession cocktail party.
Ancestors, friends, family heirlooms, musical instruments.
A prominent place for dear Sam. I miss him.
Many of the photographs are unidentified people. I purchase many of the photos on Ebay from my hometown in Michigan.
Jesse and Craig came down and helped me decorate sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies.
I made a pound cake in my skull pan and decorated it like a sugar skull.
That night we went to see Interstellar. It was very long. We did not get back home until almost 2:00 AM. I haven't been up that late in a long time.
The next morning I made breakfast burritos from leftover Spanish Rice and scrambled eggs. Then Craig carefully chopped things to make salsa.
I attempted to do a nice make-up, but it was very sloppy.
People began to show up.
Catelyn and her friend.
Nicole and her husband.
Amy, Matt, Fabiola, and I.
At 6:00 we walked down the street. I handed out gladiolas to women along the way. One woman told me it was very sweet. We watched people go by in the Procession. I think Craig and Jesse were impressed.
Craig and Jesse.
And so another year has gone by. This year I lost a co-worker and the former boyfriend of one of my best friends. I guess as I get older death will happen more often and someday it will be my turn. I hope somebody walks in the procession in my memory.