I wonder if anyone else looked forward to Lent like my sister and I did–because it meant we were allowed to watch a movie. To clarify, it was the only time of year Mom and Dad brought out Ben-Hur. Nothing says “Lent” like “Ramming speed,” right? Well, it was and still is a fun tradition and it made us feel better about the long weeks without sweets if we had something like that to anticipate. I’ve now dragged my in-laws into the tradition.
At home we’d watch Ben-Hur on the Sundays of Lent, so as we approach the First Sunday of Lent….