Good 42º clear morning.
HAPPY CINCO de MAYO!
I am so happy a day to celebrate mayonnaise! I LOVE mayonnaise! Yippppeeeeeeee........................ One of my favorite days!
Cinco de Mayo... (actually)
(Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16, or as we used to say, the day the new Chevy's came out!
So make some Margaritas, have some rice and beans, guacamole, pick up some tamales... traditional Mexican dishes. Celebrate with our Mexican friends a special day.
This came from several different folks.... funny! The expressions on the men's faces is priceless.
Historically this date....
1862 – Cinco de Mayo: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
1877 – American Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
1961 – The Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight.
..... boy howdy, was that a muddy run at the Kentucky Derby yesterday!!
1994 – American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism, a punishment that many in the United States deemed to be excessive for a teenager committing a non-violent crime. However, significant numbers of Americans were also in favor of it.
Births this date include....
1959 – Brian Williams, American journalist
And two friends retired from LASD.... "Uncle" Bud Hansen (my Captain when I worked at Temple) and Bernie Kammer....HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!!
Yesterday Tucker was doing great and went to his baseball game. Brian still sick and Sami also, so they stayed home. Tucker played center field....
The day was lovely..... breezy and just a couple clouds..
Then with the wind.... the clouds moved in more....
And by 5pm here.... we had a lot of clouds!
After the game I came home, let the dogs out and everyone got a treat...then I went to Patty and Cliff's for a wine and a visit. When I got home the Bruise was back from his adventure and happy to see me! Didn't cook the taquitos like I was going to...will do that tonight.... more Asiacan style with corn tortillas and beef and hoisin sauce! Mmmmmm..... sounds good. My friends are poopy and don't want to celebrate with margaritas today. Oh well....... I can. What about you?