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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Little History for the Day!! Well, Sort of History????


Hellmann's Mayonnaise
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-o'- 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.

WHAT???  You expected something educational??? Serious?? Surely not from me just after a birthday?

9 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

And such a historic birthday too, Sylvia! I will be joining you in another year and a half!

Lowell said...

Sinko De Mayo! Your are a stinko De August! Very funny. You had me going for a minute. But I wasn't disconsolate to hear it sank - never did like Hellmann's Mayonnaise!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

TexWisGirl said...

i had heard that one before. you're a goof. :)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh for goodness sake...you are determined we should all die laughing aren't you??? YAM xx

jabblog said...

You really had me going there, until the last paragraph . . .

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to a gal who's not about to sink!

Sandy Carlson said...

You got me! That was funny!

magiceye said...

lol!! Hope you had a great day!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hahaha! Oh you had me there for a minute Sylvia :)

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