A NIGHT TO REMEMBER IN THE HILL COUNTRY...

Nov 6, 2017 by

    My friend, Marta, of Marta Stafford Fine Art Studio in Marble Falls, hosted her annual Dia de los Muertos celebration at her gallery.  I had gone last year and maybe the year before (who can remember back that far?).  For some people, the celebration may seem a little strange, but, because I had the good fortune, years and lifetimes ago, to be in Tulum, Mexico during the Day of the Dead holiday, I was familiar with the tradition.  I knew it was a day to remember loved ones, who have died, by bringing mementos and place them on something called an ofrendas.  In Tulum, the alters had things like a cigarette pack (gee, I wonder how they died), a bottle of perfume, a flask of scotch, a wedding certificate, an old record,...

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