EXCERPT from Annmarie LaMay –The Daughter’s Path by Lucina Sarber  in VIVAcini! 21 Sep 2012

Capitan resident, sculptor and
purveyor of fine coffee, Annmarie
LaMay is obsessed with “Day of the
Dead,” the Mexican holiday honoring
deceased loved ones, celebrated annually
on November 1, the day before
the Catholic Church’s “All Souls
Days” (also known as “All Saint’s
Day”) on November 2.
Annmarie’s home in Capitan is
filled with a remarkable collection of
“Dia de los Muertos” memorabilia
from paintings, to sculpture to carvings,
to jewelry and textiles – all of
it exquisitely rendered in brilliant colors,
and much of it boasting the familiar
skeleton and it’s gaping smile
which is the signature “brand” of
the holiday.
When you ask what on earth has
driven this obsession, she smiles
matter-of-factly and says, “What do
you expect, my dad was Devil Bill.”

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