Death in Sicily

It is tradition in Sicily to paste death announcements on rectangular posters along street walls. In a way, it is the Sicilian form of obituaries. I have read that they are usually collected on a wall intended to gather all the death announcements. But, from what I saw, most residents post the announcements by the entrances of their homes. Like this family.

The graffiti below was a block up the hill and reads:
"You are my life
You will always live in me
Happy Birthday my love
I love you"