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RE: OT\on this date

Hmmmmmm.  And all this time I thought it was a victory celebration over a
victory in battle.  Who knew?

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 2:03 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] OT\on this date

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
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

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