I don’t have photos to show, but today as I was out driving, I saw two signs marketing food products appropriate for Lent. A Skyline Chili by the highway was advertising “potatoes and tuna” as a “Lenten special.” Out in the country, between towns, there’s a little roadside restaurant that was advertising six different fish dishes “special for Lent.”
This is a first for me. Growing up in Utah and Idaho, I didn’t see Lenten advertising. Nor did I see it while attending graduate school in North Carolina–a sign of Baptist dominance, I presume.