A Day of Mourning

Whoever I heard this joke from, I wish I could give you some love…but I don’t remember who you are.

So, were you aware that our brothers and sisters South of the Border love mayonnaise? They do. Mexicans love mayonnaise. In fact, did you futher know that the Titanic carried on it a huge shipment of Mayonnaise? It’s true. In 1912, the great boat was carrying 12,000 jars of mayonnaise that it was scheduled to drop off in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was the next stop after the boat would port in New York.

Of course, we all know, the boat never made it. Nor did the shipment of mayonnaise.

The people of Mexico, who love mayonnaise, were quite saddened when their long awaited shipment of it didn’t arrive. They were devastated, in fact. They declared a National Day of Mourning.

This National Day of Mourning occurs each year still to this day. It comes on May 5th.

It is known, of course, as “Sinko de Mayo.”

Happy Sinko de Mayo to you, faithful reader.


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