Monday, May 07, 2007

Kinda tacky but a little bit of a chuckle

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

We had a pretty calm Cinco de Mayo; tacos y margaritas. One of our neighbors evidently had a little too much fun on Saturday as Chris found him passed out in his car yesterday in front of our house. The door was hanging open and clouds of smoke were billowing from under the hood. I bet he's got one heck of a headache this morning (and a non-functioning car).

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