All (Old) Souls Day

My Great Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandmother in London – St. Giles, Cripplegate

All Saints or All Souls Day is technically November 2, but I celebrate it every time I open up Ancestry and I look at my family tree. I have traced both my mother and father’s trees back to 1500, which is when church records were kept. State Archive records kick in about 1700. Because I love history, I guess I could be considered an Old Soul.

The best thing is seeing old photographs, and seeing relatives who look like yourself or another loved one.

I like how Halloween is the “gateway” to the final two months of the year and the Holiday Season. I see September through Thanksgiving as one big Harvest Festival, which is my absolute favorite time of year.

Raise a glass to all souls, those living and those dearly departed.

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