All Souls Day

Catrinas, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations at Mexico From Wikipedia

Death, Dead, Passed Away, No longer here, Some people fear death, yet others welcome it with open arms. It is scariest when you go into the hospital and you do not know what is wrong with you, or you have had a relative or friend in a terrible accident.
It is All Souls Day or the Day of the Dead. A time to remember the dearly departed, and to celebrate their passing. Many cultures celebrate the Day of the Dead or something similar and it takes place through Hallow’s Eve, and Halloween as well as All Saint’s Day.
Did you ever hear of Jeanne Calment? At 90 years of age she started receiving 2,500 francs (about $500) a month from an Andre-Francois Raffray. The joke was on his because he died at 77 years of age and she went on to live to be 120 years old. She outlived her heir to her apartment. Calment is a woman with a strong constitution.
Death can be very frightening. Going to the hospital for some can even be frightening. It means saying I am ready to let go of life. What if I go into the hospital and never come out? People are human and they make mistakes. I don’t want to be one of the people who suffer if one of them make a mistake.
People who are old often welcome death. We are not always happy that they welcome it so willingly but they often miss their dearly departed husbands or wives, and wish to be with them, as well as with other friends and family members. People were not meant to live forever. That is why we have another generation to pick up where we left off, to carry the torch. We will always remember those that passed away.



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