Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Most people don't know....

. . . that back in 1912 Hellman'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 New York City.
Mexicans were crazy about the stuff.
The Mexican people were eagerly awaiting delivery and were disconsolate("desperados") at the loss. So much so that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe today.
It is known, of course, as ...Sinko de Mayo.

On a completely different note (and this is no joke), here is some poke weed in our back yard.
This tells you how seriously we've taken our commitment to not work in our flowerbeds this year.

(I'm calling the Guiness Book of World Records.)


Being Beth said...

Your post made me laugh too, Nancy! I guess we're both on a roll this morning. LOL -- Sinko de Mayo. I'm glad someone else has given up on weed control. I told Mark to just mow them down or weed eat them. I'm not pulling them out this year.

sara [at] journey of doing said...

Hilarious!!!! Hilarious. I love it. I actually had to read it again to determine whether or not you were serious. :)

Maria said...

I was wondering why mayonaise was not very popular in our family when I was growing up, (I don't think I had any until I was about 16) did I miss something? Also Vera Cruz is a long way from NYC, why wouldn't they stop in Miami for gas...seriously. Too funny Nancy.

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