Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday Was Cinco de Mayo



All day yesterday (and most of today) I was denied Internet Access by the FREE Wi-Fi supposedly provided by the community wherein I currently reside. I do not know why. It happens almost every week. And nobody will give me any information about the problem.

I guess there are just some things in life we are fated to never know.

Anyway... below is the blog entry which was meant to be uploaded on Cinco de Mayo.


Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. But did you know that:

Cinco de Mayo isn’t widely celebrated in Mexico outside the state of Puebla, but it has been adopted by many Americans regardless of their heritage, much like St. Patrick’s Day and Oktoberfest. It’s been celebrated in California since 1863, and grew in prominence in the rest of the country along with the Chicano movement of the 1940s. It wasn’t until beer advertisers decided to promote the holiday heavily in the 1980s that American celebration of Cinco de Mayo became widespread.

The above is from The Writer's Almanac


Details of the Bin Ladin compound raid have changed again... There have been several versions and I wonder how many more will be offered. Good Gravy! What's a person to believe?


"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do."
-Henry Ford

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