Monday, May 05, 2008

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"!

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Blogger kenju said...

I spent Cinco de Mayo in Tijuana, Mexico back in the early eighties. It was fuun! They had parades with firetrucks, marching bands, dignitaries, animals, girls, etc. They really put on a show.

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Blogger ET said...

I bet they did! Tijuana would be a great place to be at on Cinco de Mayo. I haven't done that, but I have been at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the 4th of July.

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Anonymous Southern Muse said...

Your old post cards and western images remind me of a day trip we took recently. We had really gotten sidetracked from our original plan and ended up at the Booth Museum in Cartersville. It's a pretty nice museum, though the paintings of Civil War battles all look pretty much alike (not a comment on the quality ~ the color and detail were excellent). But what I particularly enjoyed was the gallery of illustration. They had paperback novels in the western genre, alongside the original cover illustration. In most cases, the illustrations were the original gouache paintings. Some were oils. They also had some old movie posters ~ very nostalgic. They also had an interesting presidential collection (mostly letters, notes or other original, signed documents).

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Blogger ET said...

Yes, I read about your visit to the museum in Cartersville in your blog on your journal-blog on your Sourther Muse website. It made me want to go - which isn't that far away from Marietta, only about 30 miles. Hopefully we will go sometime this summer.

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