WHAT DO WE DO ON NOVEMBER 1ST ?


I hope you all had a fun Halloween. Halloween is fairly new to me, when I was a child we didn’t know it excisted. I think it is more or less about 10 years now that it was first introduced in Belgium, at the moment you have people who hate it and people who love it. Some people decorate their homes with spooky stuff, but most people don’t (yet), trick or treating is done by very very few kids, I have never had a trick or treater at my door (yet). But now schools have picked up on it and make decorations with the children and they love it so I guess in time people over here will get as mad about it as the Americans. As for November 1st, it is a holiday here and people remember their loved ones who pased away, the week before  November 1st the graves get a good clean and then people put flowers or other decoration on the graves, I always find it a very sad day.

I took some pictures when I went to our local graveyard, you’ll see the sun is shining, we had 22 C° on November 1st !!! The bees were having a ball on all the flowers ! We have had years with snow on November 1st or heavy frost !

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I THINK THIS SUCCULENT WREATH IS LOVELY AND IT WILL STAY NICE FOR A LOT LONGER THAN THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS

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YOU CAN SEE THE TREE’S STILL HAVE A LOT OF LEAFS !

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Have a great week and thanks for passing by !

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5 thoughts on “WHAT DO WE DO ON NOVEMBER 1ST ?

  1. I have an affection for cemeteries, especially ones I find in shambles. I want to clean them up, plant flowers, and put the headstones upright so people can read them. I think it was my sadness over these long forgotten people that had me put my son’s ashes in the ocean when he died, knowing that his headstone wouldn’t fall victim to a teenager’s antics or be desecrated in any way. We have a marker in the patio at the St. Augustine Lighthouse (Florida), right near his beach that we can visit. It is surrounded by azaleas that the museum takes care of. It’s very peaceful and lovely…and protected.

    I agree about the succulent wreath. These photos are lovely.

    • One of the graves you saw was my sons, he didn’t want to be cremated so we gave him a grave and a headstone, I rarely go to the cimetry as I know my son is not there but I do like the peace and quiet you can feel there.

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