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Re: OT\on this date

Oh my!  What a great laugh!  I have to forward that one (after I fix the
slight typo) to my exhusband.  He's one of those Hellmanns.  Thanks!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 1:02 PM
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 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
> mourning which they still observe today. It is known, of course, as...
> Sinko de Mayo
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