I didn't celebrate Halloween when I was growing up in Puerto Rico. Instead I celebrated Día de los santos, Saints' Day (November 1st) and Día de los muertos, Day of the Dead (November 2nd). In Puerto Rico, those two days, we visited the cemetery. Here in Oregon, I love the altars, the yellow flowers, and the singing from other Latin American cultures, especially from Mexico. Here is an altar in Coravllis, Oregon, reminding us of the struggle with breast cancer:
Ten writers for children. All with something to say.
It is no wonder that the potato famine of Ireland has sparked so many stories, both fiction and nonfiction. After viewing these haunting statues along the riverfront in Dublin, I am convinced there are many more stories to come.