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From: StitchNTime
Date: 05-05-2006, 09:42 AM (1 of 5)
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

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.

O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Isaiah 25:1
User: StitchNTime
Member since: 03-14-2006
Total posts: 90
From: mozeyrn
Date: 05-05-2006, 10:21 AM (2 of 5)
Groan! lol
I think Jan is rubbing off on you.......
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
User: mozeyrn
Member since: 11-29-2005
Total posts: 349
From: Magot
Date: 05-05-2006, 10:33 AM (3 of 5)
hee hee hee hee
and yesterday we all said May the Fourth be with you...
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: bridesmom
Date: 05-08-2006, 12:52 AM (4 of 5)
Oh for pete's sake!!!! Man I missed all of you soo much!!! Thanks for the good chuckle!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: HeyJudee
Date: 05-08-2006, 07:33 AM (5 of 5)
Groan...where did you get that one...from the Ellen show? I only got to see the last half of her show on was her "Cinco de Mayo" show.
TTFN from
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
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