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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cino De Mayo

"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. "

I don't make this stuff up, I just report!

Pomegranate Margaritas

Happy Cinco De Mayo 

Happy Birthday Darby!

 Enjoy the Journey!

~ Karlene


  1. Too funny! Happy birthday to Darby! I wish I was in whatever wonderful tropical place she is drinking one of those with her!

  2. Darby day! :D It's also Las Vegas's 106th birthday.

  3. Sounds like a great Cinco de Mayo drink. Will have to try it. Have a great day Karlene.

  4. Mmmm, that looks good. And the idea of the sunshine and warmth that comes with it looks good, too. Happy Birthday, Darby! And Happy Cinco de Mayo. (And here I thought it had something to do with the Mexican and French armies . . .)

  5. I am very tempted to slurp at the screen right now. Mmmmm.

  6. Silly but good!
    Happy 50th anniversary of Alan Shepard's flight, and day after "May the forth be with you"


  7. when pilots receive a reroute, do you guys check the latitude/longitude coordinates of all the waypoints of the new route?

  8. Thanks for the comment Airline Angel!

  9. Thank you Kenneth! It does look good...and healthy too. ;)

  10. Thank you Vic and Tom for your comments. The internet in my hotel is so slow... so one comment for both.

    Slurp... for sure, and sill... definitely. But if you drink first and read second... could be funny.

    Airliner.... YES!


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