Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Shrove Tuesday

As a kid, I always loved Shrove Tuesday. I loved the Pancake supper at church, the excitement of getting my mite box and choosing what I would take on or set aside for Lent and most especially...the pancake races!

That's why I got a little teary when I read this.

When did Lent become so perfunctory? Why is it now easier to have a drunken Mardi Gras parade than it is to have a traditional family friendly event? I guess that's why I cringe every time I hear the term "Fat Tuesday". It just doesn't seem to mean the same as it used to. Sigh.