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May 5th

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 of mayonnaise ever 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.

Late Night Lecture

An elderly man is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night. The man replies, “I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late. “The officer then asks, “Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night? “The man replies, “That would be my wife.”

Scream 2020

I did this one in 2020 and gave it to my doctor.  It is a take off Der Schrei der Natur by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch in 1893.  More commonly know as The Scream.  I replaced the men with COVID-19 to make it more realistic,

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Child

For my nephew’s birthday this year I purchased some phosphorescent paints and painted him a picture of Grogou.  I painted the picture in normal paint first then added the layer of phosphorescent paint because “This is the way” to get good color and also make it shine under the black light.  The first photo is regular light the second is under the black light.