Happy Cinco de Mayo
Do you remember The Cisco Kid on black and white TV? At the end of every adventurous episode The Cisco Kid would laugh with his side kick saying “Oh Poncho!” and Poncho would say, “Oh Cinco!”**
And then they would laugh and ride off in the black and white sunset.
Seriously, Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday that they gained their independence but it is to commemorate a decisive battle that took place May 5, 1862, in Puebia, Mexico, against the French.
I doubt if the United States really had much of a chance to give their war much thought – they were fighting the Civil War and Indians at that time. – after all, the military can only do so much (ahem!).
Now, the latest ZORRO movie with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones makes a lot more sense.
We did our part for Cinco de Mayo - We had our Mexican Food yesterday in Atlanta when we went to the Art Museum*. We ate at an outside table in Buckhead at Moe’s. Well, Moe’s is Mexican isn’t it? Every person that worked there had a Mexican accent. I should have told them to put “de MAYO” on the burrito they were assembling for me.
*At the High we also looked at the Latino exhibit positioned next to the O’Keeffe exhibit. It had some very interesting, off the wall, kind of stuff. Like any art, I liked some of it, and some I didn’t.
**Boy, that Cisco Kid was a big kidder - that is why they called that man a "Kid"!