11.04.2005

Stockton's "Dia" For Migrants

Stockton, Calif., Record: "Three altars were laid out on this Mexican Day of the Dead, all laden with tamales, marigolds -- the traditional flower of the dead -- and sugar skulls. One altar honored farm workers who had died in the fields, such as Maria Leticia Fonseca, who died last month when she was crushed by a tractor in a Lodi grape field. The other altar held photos and keepsakes of relatives long or recently departed and the third, crosses with names of those who had perished while crossing the border."