Back in 1912, Kraft Mayonnaise was manufactured in England.
RMS Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the stuff for delivery to Vera Cruz, the next scheduled port of call after New York. Had the great liner not gone to the bottom, this would have been the largest shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.
It’s a little known fact, (so little even my Mexican friends don’t know it), that our neighbors to the south are crazy about mayonnaise.
In 1912, the people were eagerly awaiting the delivery. So great was their anguish at the loss, they declared a National Day of Mourning, which lasts to this day.
That is the tragic, 100% true story of why May 5th is known as Sinko de Mayo.
I know this story to be true. I read it on Facebook.
Life intervenes. I need to step away, for a time.
Thank you for coming along for the ride.
All the best,
Today in History, and sometimes Curmudgeon