It’s Illustration Friday again. After seeing the theme Fiesta I immediately thought of making a Day of the Dead altar for my grandparents. On the altar among the skulls, flowers, candles and assorted sundries for the weary traveller are also some fried chicken (she made the best), peaches (I gave her fresh ones instead of her usual canned), candy corn (because I don’t remember my grandfather without it) and instead of tequila (they didn’t drink) a bottle of perfume (because Granny collected teensy bottles of it).
It’s been ten years since she died but this is the first time I can remember what it felt like to love her. But that’s another story entirely and good reason to celebrate.