Thank God times have changed

Gravestones of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried in the same cemetery because of their religion, 1888

Pancake tuesday

Shrove Tuesday or pancake tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, celebrated in some Christian countries by consuming pancakes; in others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or a translation thereof, it is a carnival day, the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent. ireland is a…