Just in case you're not familiar with this particular day . . it is said to be the day when the spirits of our dead relatives and friends come back to visit. In Mexico we went one year to a graveyard on the Dia de los Muertos. People come to the graves of their departed ones and have a picnic, with tacos, beans, tequila and whatnot. This can go on for 24 hours. It is not a period of mourning but rather to remember the ones who have passed on and to celebrate their lives. Guitars are strummed and people sing favorite songs. I think it's kind of a nice idea, to spend one day remembering the good things about the ones who have gone to their graves before us.
Halloween 2012 fini
Here are a couple of the trick or treaters who visited our home last night.
We had a grand total of only nine youngsters ringing our bell last night. I always want to be prepared for more so I bought a box of 100 Tootsie Pops in preparation. SWMBO, who was in charge of answering the door, encouraged everyone to take two. I figure that's 18 passed out, leaving us with a basket containing 82 more.
As SWMBO said this morning, "Now what are you gonna do?"
Since I'm not a big fan of Tootsie Pops, I had no answer.
Maybe today's gratuitous critters can help.
Somebody snuck into this picture, I think, wearing his Halloween mask!