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Lucky Creation

My favorite restaurant in China Town is Lucky Creation, on Washington St., in San Francisco. A hole-in-the-wall spot that specializes in vegetarian Chinese food, particularly mushrooms in a clay pot and “meat” dishes made from gluten, this spot may not look or even sound appealing.  153 more words


Gate Crasher At The Ancestor Altar

Like most obsessed sorcerers I have several altars around my house. Sorry, according to Rinpoche I’m not obsessed, I’m “dedicated,” that sounds nicer. I’ve downsized recently, but I have my general and planetary altar, my chöd altar, my wealth altar, my Buddhist altar (okay a few of those), and my ancestor altar (recently just added a second one of those to discuss later). 1,085 more words



I was always raised knowing that both sides of my family are German… My mom’s parents were German and my dad’s grandparents (my great-grandparents) were German. 161 more words


Remembering ancestors through traditional foods

There are many traditions for Samhain such as ancestor alters, costumes, and especially food and drink. One way we remember our ancestors is through the making of our favorite foods for Samhain. 524 more words


Autumn Ghosts

I love these ghosts of leaves left upon my driveway.  I’m sure that some people hate the mess, but to me, they serve as one of nature’s little messages-  a whisper fitting for the season of loss, remembrance, what leaves us, and what is left behind.   78 more words


Sarah LaVina Sweet, 2nd Great-Grandmother

My paternal 2nd great-grandmother was born in upstate New York in 1840.  She married Daniel Rowland Morse, also from New York, in Illinois in November, 1858.   405 more words


World War One Wigan casualties

Do you have a WW1 ancestor from Wigan Borough?

Volunteers from Wigan Archives and Local Studies have compiled newspaper reports from the Wigan Observer and Wigan Examiner covering the period 1914 – 1918. 75 more words