It's time to celebrate different cultures and ways of life. This is the 5th of May - a Mexican time for a celebration.
It all began as a way to celebrate the victory of 4,000 Mexican soldiers against 8,000 French forces on the morning of May 5, 1862. It's always amazing to read about people who beat the odds, and even I can do that math: those odds were 2 to 1 against the Mexican soldiers. But sometimes odds don't determine the winners and the losers in life, sometimes it's determination.
Some people believe Cinco De Mayo is the celebration of Mexico's Independence Day but that is really on September 16th.
So, to help celebrate this moment in history, I thought I'd put out a cup and offer you a spot of tea.
I hope you'll sit a minute and flip through a few of my blog pages. You might even be interested in the on-line auction that is currently taking place to help Bridget. Just click here and check out a few of the donated items you can bid on.
I've also put out a serving plate. Maybe you'll come back a little later in the day to enjoy a pastry and a glass of wine and maybe even a little conversation. There's no better way to celebrate than with good food, friends, and conversation-so what if we're just cyberfriends.
Remember to take your own "time-out" today. It only takes a moment (and maybe a little imagination) to enjoy the 5th of May.
Rain: Sam Usher
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