Skip to comments.Fish On Friday: The One That Got Away [Catholic Caucus]
Posted on 12/31/2010 11:56:06 AM PST by sayuncledave
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Not to necessarily argue with anything here, but it doesn’t make sense that going out to Red Lobster and chowing-down on shrimp cocktail and a lobster dinner is commendable, but staying home and eating beanie-weenie is not.
Well there is the title. ;^) Good job.
Each Friday night after work, Bubba would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a venison steak. But all of Bubbas neighbors were Catholic .... And since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday.
The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest. The Priest came to visit Bubba, and suggested that he become a Catholic. After several classes and much study, Bubba attended Mass, and as the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, You were born a Baptist, and raised a Baptist, but now you are a Catholic.
Bubbas neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the neighborhood.
The Priest was called immediately by the neighbors, and, as he rushed into Bubbas yard, clutching a rosary, prepared to scold him, he
stopped and watched in amazement. There stood Bubba, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted: You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you is a catfish.
This is a favorite joke of a visiting priest that makes Mass here once a year.
Ah, the good old days. I remember when I stayed overnight on Fridays with Jewish friends, their mother would kindly cook us (me) a fish dinner. The world seemed kinder in the early 60s.
8. It’s easy to remember.
There’s an Indian carryout in the food court by my office that is busiest on Fridays all year round. I think they probably don’t know why, and wonder sometimes if I should tell them.
Doh! One of these two was on my lap while I was posting.
I’ll try harder next time. lol
We still practice it. Mac and Cheese are considered penitential meals here. ( -;
Usually eggs or beans or Indian.
When we occasionally forget what day it is (which happens more and more the older I get and the more retired I get) we offer prayer.
“Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins and lead all souls to heaven especially those most in need of Thy Divine Mercy.”
Friday penance always helps to remind us what he suffered for our sins.
Is it just me or are there more spelling errors today, than usual?
Have Freeper’s begun to celebrate already?
Gor? Cabot?! This reference is for mst3k fans only.
When I was a kid a Catholic little old lady told me and my friends that this all started because Friday was the day the meat sacrificed to idols was in the markets of Rome. I’ve never seen that anywhere and haven’t heard it from anyone else, either, but it made a lot of sense to all of us kids.
And then there was "fish breeding" itself...thanks to Seth Green of Rochester NY. His intent was that everyone would be able to buy fish at a reasonable price. He shipped all over so don't be surprised if some west coast fish have Rochester roots.
I grew up high church Episcopalian and we also observed meatless Fridays.
I also had numerous Roman Catholic friends. At slumber parties we would order pepperoni pizza with the stipulation that it arrive at midnight.
G Larry, sorry. I’ve asked the Moderator to change it to the intended “Got.” One of my twins was distracting me when I was making the post. ;)
OOPS, did not notice the caucus so I will retire from the thread.
We still observe meatless Friday’s however we are high church Anglican.
Nope - all fresh fish, properly prepared. God bless their memory.
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