[Vision2020] For You Punsters

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Thu Jul 8 05:47:24 PDT 2004

Here's One For you punsters -

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

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, 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....

Take care,

Tom Hansen

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