Happy Cinco De Mayo!!! (9)

May 5, 2022 10:43 AM CST Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!
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Cinco de Mayo and the Titanic

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

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May 5, 2022 11:00 AM CST Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!
ChesneyChrist
ChesneyChristChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK10,991 Posts
The tragic loss of so much mayonnaise crying
May 5, 2022 11:02 AM CST Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!
On that note, here’s a little history lesson on that holiday.
The sinking of the RMS Titanic occurred on the night of 14 April through to the morning of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The ships cargo contained the once yearly shipment of mayonnaise ordered by the Mexican Government to supply their restaurant industry with the locally popular condiment. News of the sinking and resultant loss of their order of mayonnaise finally reached the Mexican government on 5 May 1912. The Mexican government decided that that day was to be remembered as a day of mourning and so recognized May 5 as the historical day of “Sinko De Mayo”.

Absolutely bogus.
Two years pror to that on May 5th, a 50,000 gallon tanker truck left Hopkinsville bound to Louisville with a full load of Hellmans.
Just after turning left onto Old '88, the driver encountered heavy, fog and missed a curve at Heiskell's barn. The whole load went down an embankment and overturned.
People came for days with washtubs and buckets to get all the Hellmans they could salvage.
They all came together as a community, brought barbeque and had a grand time. They had SUCH a good time they decided to keep coming back yearly and celebrate...at the Sinkhole of Mayo.
My uncle is the Mr. Heiskell mentioned. Part of the tanker was turned into a corn bin...still on the property today.grin grin grin
May 5, 2022 11:29 AM CST Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!
Didi7online today!
Didi7online today!Didi7Central, Chaguanas Trinidad and Tobago40 Threads 21 Polls 636 Posts
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.OMGrolling on the floor laughing Really good. You almost had me there Bod..thumbs up
May 5, 2022 11:31 AM CST Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!
Didi7online today!
Didi7online today!Didi7Central, Chaguanas Trinidad and Tobago40 Threads 21 Polls 636 Posts
People came for days with washtubs and buckets to get all the Hellmans they could salvage.
They all came together as a community, brought barbeque and had a grand time. They had SUCH a good time they decided to keep coming back yearly and celebrate...at the Sinkhole of Mayo.
My uncle is the Mr. Heiskell mentioned. Part of the tanker was turned into a corn bin...still on the property today.Wow...very creative indeed.thumbs up grin
May 5, 2022 3:38 PM CST Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!
Happy Sinko!!!!!!

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May 5, 2022 3:44 PM CST Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!
bodleing2: Cinco de Mayo and the Titanic

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann'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 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.
Sinko de Mayo! rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
May 5, 2022 5:47 PM CST Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!
I can think of another meaning for that.... There's a county over here called Mayo....their gaelic football team has been trying to win an all Ireland football final for the last few years but keep failing.... So every year is a Sinko de Mayo for them laugh
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