Last summer, my husband and I visited Portland. I was going to have the pleasure of speaking to educators which I always enjoy. We had been to beautiful Portland a number of times, and because I love gardens, we had visited the Japanese Tea Garden. This year we discovered the Lan Su Chinese Garden and was I pleasantly surprised when we entered a room that had a family remembrance.
As I say in the author note of my new book, The Remembering Day/El día de los muertos, many cultures have the tradition of honoring their departed.