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In November the Church Remembers the Dead, Even the Dead the Rest of Us Wish to Forget

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In November the Church remembers the dead. “A prison sentence behind him and a lifetime of wanting just one drink ahead of him, he worked at odd jobs and tried to stay out of trouble. But trouble clung to Alfred, and, fearing he would never outrun or out drink or out last the pain, he killed himself one June night in his mother’s house.” Read the rest of the essay from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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10.31
Misc: Decoding the Food and Drink on a Day of the Dead Altar

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Day of the Dead

November is the month of the Dead, and November 1st, All Saints Day, is the Day of the Dead. Learn how about these Catholic holidays and see photos after the jump. Learn more about how to make a Day of the Dead Altar in your home from NPR here: Decoding the Food and Drink on a Day of the Dead Altar.

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