November 04, 2022

Dia de Los Muertos a la BB.

Those that have followed Babushka and know her. will understand her circular way of thought. Being CubanAmerican, the celebration of Dia de los Muertos was not known to BB, we tend to have our daily altar, but the events of the day coincided with the holiday- in Babushka's mind. 

No insulto intended to anyone on this or any other day.


 


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Dia de los Muertos isn't celebrated directly in Casa BB. Being of Cuban descent, altars are a daily thing and no particular days set aside for loved ones, unless you're name is Barbara, or another celebrated saint. That being said, Babushka loves the premise behind the Dia de los Muertos celebration and realized that in her own way she did celebrate.  Here then are the events del dia:

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Started a madre/daughter afternoon having lunch at the Social Vegan, a new vegetarian foodspot in Tallahassee. We went there porque Little One doesn't eat meat, because BB vegetarian??
Ni Muerta!  (This is why it clicks with the day. Si, that's how Babushka's cerebro calibrates.)  Anyway, the food was delicioso!! But BB should have known that when she saw the available literature.

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Conexion Newspaper where BB has been a columnist for over 7 años



Next, onto an infamous, must visit, local legend, the Tallahassee Auto Museum.


And BB thought she was a collector!!  Wow and Woah. Don't let the nombre fool you Beautifuls, there is much more in the museum than just cars. Tienen pianos, knives, dolls, toys, sports memorabilia, Star Wars, Star Trek, Tractors, mejor dicho, what don't they have???  Aqui, a little video from an amiga who works at the museum, Debbie Potter


Some highlights:

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Batman, with the actual cars used in the movies and series.

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Elvis, definitivamente a BB favorite.


Since this museum honors the past, Babushka thought it very apropo to visit on this dia.

Y for this too...

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The actual Presidential Hearse that carried Abraham Lincoln's body to burial. 


Our last stop, after all that walking, we crossed the street and had pedicures at Elegant Nails. 

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And why was this part of this post? Think like BB and guess.

Dead Skin.

Que?? Thought there were only Dad jokes??  JU SO FONII!!


Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead ala BB.
A dia to reflect and celebrate.


Babushka Besos a Todos.
Cuidensen.


P.S.  Halloween finds a bag of "the good stuff" for tri-co-treaters que never come.
 So, Sweetie and BB are left with the task of sacrificial munching.

Maxine



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Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

6 comments:

  1. I am not of Latin Heritage but the City I live in has a HUGE Day of the Dead Festival that I took my kids to when they were younger. I enjoy learning about other cultures and I feel like it makes us better people when we know more about the world and ppl in. The vibrancy of the Latin community is always a fun thing to experience.

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    1. Eso! A wonderful thing to open up our awareness and understanding of other peoples, BB agrees with you 100%.

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  2. My cousin celebrates this with his husband.

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    1. It is a nice way to honor ancestors and loved ones who are no longer on this plane.

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  3. My city had their first Dios parade and festival this year :)

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  4. Dia de los Muertes was a holiday I first learned about as a teenager reading Trixie Belden books.

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