[LMB] OT: Seasonal Greetings

megj at nwlink.com megj at nwlink.com
Sat May 6 18:30:51 BST 2006


> Drinko de Mayo.

Okay, okay...  As told to me on my quilting list:

Most people don't know that back in 1912, most 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.

Megaera d&rvvvvvf



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