As a child, I was instilled with Buddhist teachings, rituals, and ceremonies passed down to me from my great-grandparents who immigrated from Asia to the Hawaiian islands in the early 1900's. Although, my immediate family and I were not dedicated to a set of religious beliefs, we attended Buddhist ceremonies and rituals out of respect for the family. One of these rituals is the 49th day service. After a family member passes, the family attends a wake, a burial service, and a ceremony to celebrate the 49th day. In Buddhist teachings, once the person passes, their spirit wanders in the dark moving to a new place every 7 days, and on the 49th day, a service is held to mark the spirit’s new resting place. At the person’s bedside were placed an arrangement of flowers, a candle, and the burning of incense. As the year passes, these objects find a home at a bedroom altar providing a place for visitation.