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Old 02-22-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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OK, here we go ... does any one give up any thing for Lent?

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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When I was a child, we gave up candy. It was the only time of year that my mom absolutely stuck to no meat on Fridays.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Claire when you talk about stuff like this, you make me so nostalgic about growing up and life with my family.
We didn't eat meat on Friday's either. Friday fish fry's in Wisconsin, a Wisconsin tradition. Especially during lent.
Lent was a time when we had to give up something. Chocolate, candy, something we liked......it was a struggle to figure out what to give up.

I see some people giving up the internet now.
I see some people giving up TV.
I see some people giving up eating out.

It was a question of giving up something that we valued (or a dependance) that had no value in the big picture (the heavenly picture).

I was thinking of my mom. She has a computer virus or someone hacked her account. I am thinking of asking her to give up her viruses (joke).

I wonder what she gave up this year for lent?
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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Nope, heathens don't do that.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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i'm still tring to decide. i haven't eaten today, so everything's still available.

i can't give up tv or i'd have to quit my job.

my usual foregoings are either chocolate or beef. i need to think of a new one. maybe bread.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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i'm still tring to decide. i haven't eaten today, so everything's still available.

i can't give up tv or i'd have to quit my job.

my usual foregoings are either chocolate or beef. i need to think of a new one. maybe bread.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:58 AM   #7
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get thee behind me, satan!

i knew the devil was a patriots/red sox fan...
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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Well, it IS supposed to be a significant sacrifice...
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
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Cookies, cakes, doughnuts, pastry....all those things that I was supposed to NOT start eating again but fell off the wagon starting at Thanksgiving. They are being banned from the house OR must be hidden out of my sight.
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Nope, not me. I did give up caffeine lately (mostly), but only for health reasons.
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