Sunday, November 2, 2008

Our November 1

We were not supposed to go to the cemetery since it was raining during the morning of November 1. But then at lunch time, my mother called and told us that the weather in San Fernando has improved and that they would go to the cemetery after lunch. So we finally decided to meet them in the cemetery.

The place was crowded - yeah, it's the time of the year where you hear not cries and agonies of loneliness but prayers and reunion stories in the cemetery. At 5 pm, we went to another cemetery in Minalin Pampanga to pay respect to other deceased relatives.

That boy in the picture is my nephew. I caught him collecting candle wax. This actually brought back the memories of our younger years. We did that, too! Who ever gets to have the bigger wax ball would be the winner - it was a contest among cousins then.

Anyway, we were not able to go to my father-in-law, who was buried in Manila South Cemetery and Vox's favorite grandpa in Sasmuan cemetery. During the night, we just lighted candles and offered prayers for their souls.

1 comment:

jules said...

doing my rounds ;) our long lost grandparents are in bicol so my parents decided to just stay in the house instead :) hehehe. pangit kasi panahon huhuhu!