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Old 02-25-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I just got back from mass having received my ashes. I stopped at Harris Teeter on the way home to pick up some milk and when I got home realised what people were looking at. The big dirty thumb print on my forehead. One tends to forget that not everyone is an Irish Catholic LOL
Not just Irish Catholics! Lutherans and Episcopalians, too! Where I grew up, everyone proudly wore the ashes the rest of the evening. It was more common to see someone at HT's w/ a big ole smudge than not, LOL.

 
Old 02-26-2009, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I just got back from mass having received my ashes. I stopped at Harris Teeter on the way home to pick up some milk and when I got home realised what people were looking at. The big dirty thumb print on my forehead. One tends to forget that not everyone is an Irish Catholic LOL
I completely lost track of time last night & missed Mass...didn't get my ashes...me with a brother that's a priest, go figure

I had to laugh at your HT experience. Last year, DS & I went to Walmart after Mass with our ashes intact. People were staring at us with puzzled looks on their faces until we ran into another person with ashes on her forhead. We got a knowing smile & nod of the head...felt like we were in some secret religious society, lol.

I remember the nuns telling us not to touch the ashes on our foreheads, to leave them alone & let them disappear naturally. If we didn't, God was going to punish us. How, I don't know, but I don't touch them to this day.

BxRosie
 
Old 02-26-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yikes! No bonuses, no salary increases this year. This is gonna suck!
 
Old 02-26-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Yikes! No bonuses, no salary increases this year. This is gonna suck!
Yes, but we are telling ourselves - still have a job - so . . . that is a good thing right now.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yikes! No bonuses, no salary increases this year. This is gonna suck!
Especially in your situation...
 
Old 02-26-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Not just Irish Catholics! Lutherans and Episcopalians, too! Where I grew up, everyone proudly wore the ashes the rest of the evening. It was more common to see someone at HT's w/ a big ole smudge than not, LOL.
Lutherans don't get ashes on their heads....at least not where I grew up...
 
Old 02-26-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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mornin' all, I am home sicker than a dog (again!) and fighting a fever...
 
Old 02-26-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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As a life-long Baptist, Ash Wednesday and the whole Lent thing always catches me off-guard. It does take a moment to sink in when you see someone with the ashes on their forehead.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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mornin' all, I am home sicker than a dog (again!) and fighting a fever...
Feel better Chi.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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