“One wonders what people of old would think, seeing what we’ve made of their traditions and their holidays.”

“Now, now, traditions like Mardi Gras and Carnival have been around for centuries. This isn’t just something you can blame on ‘kids these days,’ you know.”

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“You say that as if kids need an excuse. They were going out and getting loaded to celebrate Tuesday when I was in school.”

“It’s not that. The thing that bugs me is that they have latched onto something that was once sacred and made it profane. It would be like if the liturgical calendar had an Feast of St. Alcoholic and people were celebrating it by going dry.”

“It still sounds to me like an ‘I’m old and bitter and things aren’t going the way I want them to’ issue to me.”

“Well, we’ll see how you feel when the only vestige of any tradition is a day when people go out and get sloshed.”

“I look forward to it.”

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