Monday, May 5, 2008

May 5th

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."

Hey, it's my birthday, I can make all the bad jokes I want to!



    That was bad. So bad.

    Hope you're feeling better!

  2. Happy Happy Happy birthday! Hope your gift is that you're feeling better! :)

  3. Oh! Oh! Bad, bad, bad!

    But happy, happy birthday to you! I hope that you're feeling better!

  4. Haaaaaaaaaaa! That's hilariously bad :)
    Happy birthday, hopefully the icky bug is working it's way out of your home (and body) today.

  5. ok, since it's your birthday I won't put you on warning... :)

    Happy belated birthday, and hope you're feeling tons better!

  6. **groan**

    Only because you're getting over the crud and it's your birthday that I will allow for such frivolity.

    So how's that brand spankin' new Lendrum, missy?


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