View Full Version : Feliz Cinco de Mayo

05-04-2006, 11:31 AM
Considering the time of year, an appropriate bit of history:

Most people do not 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 to Vera Cruz after a brief 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 hit an iceberg and the cargo was lost forever.

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 Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as.......

Sinko de Mayo.

:D :D :D

The Honey Farmer
05-04-2006, 02:28 PM
aaaaahhhhhhhh God!!!!! That's great Angus, I didn't even see it coming. lol lol ;D :
Thanks for the laugh, Dennis

Scott Horner
05-04-2006, 03:44 PM
Let's just hold our own holiday

Drinko de Meado!