Friday, May 05, 2006

Cinco de Mayo

This popped up on a Classical LDS Homeschool group and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share it with you. :-D

Hellmann's Mayonnaise

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 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".

Haha. Now for the fun stuff. I love this picture of my parents taken about a week before they were married. They belonged to a Latin dance group and performed throughout the Salt Lake Valley. This picture was taken at a performance watched by Pres. Spencer W. Kimball.
Here my mom (left) and her sister, Mila (right), are curtsying to their brother Hector.
This picture has nothing to do with the Mexican side of the family but it’s so darn cute I couldn’t resist. Here’s a taste of our Catalan heritage. The two flamenco dancers are my dad and his sister, Kim.


athena said...

your mother is gorgeous. her sister too. i can see some resemblance with the little girl in the bottom pic to your daughters too.

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Calandria said...

Awesome pics! Hector looks like one cool hombre. Your mother and her sister are lovely, and your dad bien guapo.