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dodgerblue6



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PostPosted: Mon 11/2/15 8:25 am    Post subject: In Memory on This Day... Reply with quote

Honoring departed loved ones on Dia de los Muertos...

As is my annual tradition, I'll be going down to the plaza in Old Town tonight to light a candle and join the processional. I'll stop at the panaderia first. I'll bring a picture of my dad and a baseball to share. Smile He would love that. He always enjoyed merriment and celebrations. So I know his soul will come to life along with those of all the others who are present. The gifts he passed on to me are immeasurable.




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PostPosted: Mon 11/2/15 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am right there with you! We have already made the customary visits and paid our respects. I plan to be in Old Town around 5 p.m. if you are down there a little early. Maybe I will see you then!
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PostPosted: Tue 11/3/15 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Smile
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PostPosted: Thu 11/5/15 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the Calaverita I found on the Toros official site: linked here
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PostPosted: Wed 11/2/16 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got ofrendos? lol
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PostPosted: Wed 11/2/16 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And this is why I'll miss the first few innings of Game 7!

More later.
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PostPosted: Thu 11/2/17 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a day...trying to decompress from Game 7, then attending the candlelight vigil in Old Town. Were you there, Cathy? My phone battery was almost dead when I arrived. I don't think I've seen it that packed with crowds on November 2 as I did this year.

I'm really missing my Angels fan friend, Barry. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri 11/3/17 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really sad. I"m usually on a somber mood om November 2 anyway. Yesterday I was very depressed. Celebrating the life of the 2017 Dodgers! And of course, my loved ones too. Being at the Mercado made me happy, though.
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PostPosted: Mon 11/6/17 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You must not have lit a candle for the Dodgers in advance? Lol. We were there on Thursday, too.
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PostPosted: Mon 11/6/17 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, and I should have lit a blue candle for the Dodgers, before it was too late. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri 11/2/18 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking back on last year's post, I realize I've made the same oversight twice now in two Octobers. Sad

Rest in peace to our loved ones and those who have gone before us, on this sacred day.
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PostPosted: Sun 11/4/18 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We went to Dia de los Deftones at Petco Park this weekend! That was quite a show. We also went to the cemetery, and to Old Town to light some candles, toast our loved ones, and view ofrendas there. Very peaceful and moving.
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PostPosted: Mon 11/5/18 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blessings to you ladies. It's always a solemn day.
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PostPosted: Sat 11/2/19 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my way to Old Town to honor loved ones and dearly departed baseball friends.

Blessings...
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PostPosted: Sat 11/2/19 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent some time aboard the ocean to connect with some of my loved ones. Old Town was more crowded than I have ever seen it for the processional. I suppose because it happened on a weekend and not a week night.
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PostPosted: Sat 11/9/19 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bendigas to all. We went to San Luis Rey for the celebration.
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PostPosted: Tue 11/3/20 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a difference between last year and this year! COVID Dia de los Muertos lacked the same uplifting spirit of the regular procession and celebrations. I walked around Old Town and it was eerily quiet in many ways. Lit my candles at home and said a prayer for Harpo, as this is the first one since he passed away last year on November 26. Also, Harpo's 71st birthday (first one since his passing) took place on All Saints Day, which was Sunday.

So many emotional thoughts and memories flooded me yesterday. I've missed being with my friends this year--those who are still here--and I've missed the physical presence of being with others celebrating their loved ones.
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PostPosted: Tue 11/3/20 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it was so very different just like everything else this year! We did everything at home, too.
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PostPosted: Wed 11/4/20 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is everyone doing - we have had some stressful and emotional days lately.
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PostPosted: Tue 11/2/21 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read back on my post from last year.

We're a little more "open" this Dia de los Muertos, but I'm still here at home, lighting a candle for those departed, while watching the World Series (and hoping the Asterisks* will be departed tonight).

Stressful and emotional, 2020 was. In 2021, we're still having some of those days.

Bendigas.
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PostPosted: Thu 11/4/21 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not back to normal yet but we still observed it at home. I was at Old Town over the weekend, though. Lots of people were checking all the displays out. I enjoy the festive feel they have for the occasion. A lot of times they will keep everything out through the rest of the week.
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