Hoy, primero de noviembre es Dia de Muertos en México. Today, November 1st is Day of the Dead in Mexico.
|The panteón (cemetary) at Rijo. Rijo is a little village in Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla where my mom grew up and where she and my dad met.)|
|My abuelita Flavia's grave|
|My abuelita passed away on October 5th 2004 at the young age of 80.|
That same day (in August 2006) I went to visit my abuelito Felix in Cuexpala, a small village a couple of miles north of Rijo.
|This is the church in Cuexpala; the cemetery was on the right and left of the entrance.|
|I say that the cemetery "was" there because somehow people decided to knock down the gravestones. I remember that my abuelito's grave was somewhere around here. I just payed my respects to him.|
After visiting my abuelito I went to visit my abuelita Beta in another panteón in Cuexpala. This is her grave.
|My abuelita Beta passed at the age of 79 young in August 1983 (just before I turned 2 years old). Although I don't have any memories of her, she lives in my heart and through the my dad's memories and the values he has taught me in life.|
|From L.A., my dad paid for this tombstone and the engravings: "In memory of my loving mother from his son that will never forget her: Efrain Sosa-Ceballos and Family." ~ October 25, 1996|
|My tio Abel's grave (left) and abuelita Beta's grave (right)|
|My brothers, Javier Gumercindo would have been 45 today, and Martin Gumercindo would have been 42. In their memory, my dad named my (living) brother Javier Martin after them. |
|Until I saw this his tomb, I had not realized I would have had a bother 1 year younger than me; his name was Jose Félix.|
|My little brother Jose Félix would be 29 today. |
I have yet to find out from my mom about the Jose Félix's day of birth and passing.
|Como me gustaria estar alli esta noche visitando a mis abuelitas y abuelitos y pasar tiempo de calidad con mis papás que andan ahorita en Mexico. Ahorita mis papis an de andar comprando flores en el mercado de Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla ♥|