[Ravensfort] Cinco de Mayo
drussell_88130 at hotmail.com
Thu May 7 21:56:05 PDT 2009
Didn't the mayo split the hold.
Life is like a dogsled team.
If you aren't the lead dog,
the scenery never changes.
> Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 14:32:47 -0500
> From: jamesnorthfolke at gmail.com
> To: ENV_DRH at SHSU.EDU; ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: Re: [Ravensfort] Cinco de Mayo
> So in the Titanic there was a section called "Hold de Mayo?"
> Hoffpauir, David wrote:
> > The Lord of the Manor would have me announce:
> > According to the Irish, Cinco de Mayo originated as a memorial to a
> > tragic loss.
> > County Mayo lies on the western coast of Ireland and is the namesake
> > of a emulsified condiment made up mostly of vegetable oil and egg
> > white. It is one of the area’s most coveted exports. Just to the South
> > at Cobh, also known as Queenstown, Ireland, was the last departure
> > point of the famous Titanic, on April 12, 1912. According to Irish
> > legend, a large shipment of this particular condiment was being sent
> > in the holds of the great Titanic to be delivered to Mexico. The
> > Titanic sunk on April 14, 1912 with a tragic loss of life and all of
> > the precious Mexican cargo. Word of its loss reached Mexico on the
> > 5^th of May and there was much remorse, not only for the loss of human
> > life, but also mourning for the loss of their long anticipated cargo,
> > know, of course, as “Mayo-naise.”
> > The date the Mexican’s now mark annually as the “sinking of the Mayo.”
> > Or, in Spanish, “Cinco de Mayo.”
> > Humble scribe to the LoTM,
> > DSD
> > J
> > *From:* ravensfort-bounces+env_drh=shsu.edu at lists.ansteorra.org
> > [mailto:ravensfort-bounces+env_drh=shsu.edu at lists.ansteorra.org] *On
> > Behalf Of *byzytym
> > *Sent:* Tuesday, May 05, 2009 4:50 AM
> > *To:* A Kindness Of Ravens
> > *Subject:* [Ravensfort] Cinco de Mayo
> > Cinco de Mayo salutations, y'all.
> > This celebration has always seemed a little strange to me.
> > It is a celebration of Mexico's victory over the French at the battle
> > of Puebla on the 5th of May 1862.
> > The dirty little secret about this is the fact that on May 17th 1863
> > the French retook the city.
> > The French had invaded Mexico because it was not making payments on
> > debts to its European lenders.
> > Not wanting to be cheated on good faith loans France did not
> > discourage easily.
> > They went on to capture the Capital and on May 28th 1864 Maximilian
> > was formally crowned Emperor of Mexico.
> > So May turned out to be a pretty good month for the French after all.
> > Unfortunately for France, the American Civil War came to an end the
> > next year.
> > Had it not been for the U.S. freebees to the Mexican rebels most
> > people in south Texas would now hear les sons du francais.
> > Being from Louisiana, I would not mind that at all.
> > Perhaps Mexico should pick another month and day to celebrate since
> > the May 5th victory was so short lived.
> > As for me, today I will adorn myself with the fleur de lis and seek a
> > sassy French beer.
> > I include wikipedia sites not so much for the accuracy of their facts,
> > but rather for the cool art work they usually use.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_intervention_in_Mexico
> > Paix,
> > MARIVS
> > "what shall it profit a man,
> > if he shall gain the whole world,
> > and lose his own soul ?"
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