Saturday, October 15, 2011


Samhain (pronounced sow-wen) falls on October 31. It is a day to honor the ancestors, celebrate the final harvest and prepare for the coming winter.
It is traditional to set an extra place at the table for your recently departed. This year we will be welcoming my Nana. It's a good opportunity to talk with the kids about our family history and to lift the curtain on death.  It has become so separated from living that we tend to forget that it is the natural order of things.
We still participate in the secular Halloween- it is fun and fun is good!

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