Cinco de Mayo is a yearly celebration held on May 5 to celebrate Mexico’s victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Mexico’s troops were led by General Ignacio Zaragoza.

For some reason, Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated with any significance in Mexico. However, it is celebrated in Key West. Key Westers party with dancing, drinking and food. Margaritas the drink of choice.

Enjoy the special holiday today!

Mystik Dan, a long shot, won the Kentucky Derby. An 18-1 shot.

The finish thrilling. A three horse photo finish that took judges several minutes to decide. The victory by a nose.

Trump creates problems. He seeks to isolate a particular group to support him by so doing.

Trump’s recent is his pledge to fight “anti-white feeling.” He claims whites are downtrodden because of government and corporate programs created to battle racism and boost diversity in American life.

Trump continues attacking his prosecutors. Yesterday, he accused Democrats of ” running a Gestapo administration.” He called Jack Smith a “fucking asshole.”

Presidential language?

Especially the Gestapo charge from a man who has openly made statements he would run a boss driven government similar to those of autocratic authoritarian leaders.

Lunch today at Thai Island Restaurant on Palm Street with Theos and Dina Markos.

Sushi time!

An interesting Frank Sinatra observation on the internet re his eating habits. One of favorite dishes was stuffed artichokes. Mine, also, though I rarely get them these days.

A holiday favorite prepared by my grandmother, mother and former wife that I enjoyed. Rarely available in Key West restaurants.

Sinatra’s favorite stuffed artichoke was prepared similar to that I enjoyed. Fresh herbs, bread crumbs, cheese, oil, capers and chopped black olives.

Oh, the days of good meals!

An interesting little known Rory McIlroy fact. He left high school at 16, with the support of his parents, to focus on his dream of becoming the world’s top golfer.

Enjoy your Sunday!

2 comments on “CINCO de MAYO

  1. While you are at Thai Island for dinner, see if they’ll make you a “Yum Ped Grob” (crispy duck salad). You can have decent sushi anywhere. Crispy Duck only at a good Thai restaurant.

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