November 2, 2012

Day of the Dead, Again

In honor of today being Dia de Los Muertos, may I direct you to this post that I wrote exactly a year ago.  It's all about how I'm both a white girl and a Mexican girl and how that plays out in my head. 
I bought the painted skull in Los Cabos this summer. You can buy those skulls all over in SoCal. A vendor at a little regional fair we went to last month had a booth full of them.  Still. My souvenir feels slightly more authentic, having been purchased in Mexico proper. 

Also? As a little half-breed girl who grew up in L.A. in the '70s, I was stoked to find that a local acquaintance had pinned this. (And I straight away re-pinned it myself.)
Source: via Kelly on Pinterest

I can't look at that without the theme song getting stuck in my head, which went, "La la la la la la la la la la la la la....Villa Alegre!"  (And yes, I counted to make sure I have the proper amount of "la's".)  Villa Alegre was a show that came on in the afternoon, after Sesame Street on KCET, our PBS station.  I just remember that it was all in English, with a fair amount of educational Spanish/Spanglish thrown in.  Good times!

Anyway. I hope you hop over to read my Dia de Los Muertos post

Have a grand weekend, and see you back here next week. 

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