Nana Emilia noticed that there were still unfolded mats after all in the family received their mats. Mr. Angeles said that those mats are for those not with them.
He unfolded the mats, called out the names Josefina, Victoria, and Concepcion. They are the dead children of Mr. Angeles. Nana Emlia said that Mr. Angeles didn't need to have mats for them but he argued that he has never forgotten them.
There was sorrow in his voice. The atmosphere was bewildering sorrowful and grudgingly silent. The mats for the dead were not as festive and alive as those of the living children