Nothing says "First Sunday of Lent" like . .
an aisle full of Easter candy at your local drug store.
I remember, oh about a hundred years ago when I was a little girl walking down an aisle just like the one in the photo. For Catholic school girls like me, it was pure torture knowing that it would be 40 long days and nights before sugar like that passed through my lips.
There wasn't a whole lot of things back then we could give up for Lent that would be truly devastating, um . . I mean self-sacrificing.
In the end, the payoff was worth it. Easter baskets, Easter Bonnets and new Easter Dresses - the stuff little girls dream of.
And how did you celebrate Easter back in the olden days?