FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018
Still nursing a hangover after last night’s big Cinco de Mayo celebration on Mainstrasse, Bluegrass Bureau Chief Ken CamBoo was surprised to learn that back in 1912, mayonnaise was manufactured in England.
In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. It would’ve been the largest single shipment of Hellmann’s ever delivered to Mexico.
But as we all know, the ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. People of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, 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 5. It is known….of course….as Dey Sinko de Mayo.
Now let’s all grab a couple of slices of Wonder bread and a jar of Hellman’s mayonnaise and have a party. You know we will!
The CamBoozler has always been fighting to get space for his Northern Kentucky stories, even 27 Years Ago This Week (when The Whistleblower used to be printed and delivered all over town), and Edition #49 came out on May 7, 1991 featuring his “Bluegrass Holler” column with the latest goings-on in Covington and Newport.
To See the entire Edition #49, CLICK HERE
The Blower also remembers when local Disingenuous DemocRAT Nathan “Cornbread Smith” used to attempt to predict winners of local political elections.