(By the way, my Mommy #2 is kinda a MUTT. She is mixed with all kinds of human breeds like English, Irish, Spanish, and on and on. . . But I don't let on to her that I know and I DON'T hold it against her.)
And look at all the the city names in California that have their beginnings in Mexico -
- Santa Clara -- Saint Clare
- San Jose -- Saint Joseph
- Modesto -- Modest
- Mariposa -- Butterfly
- Los Angeles --The Angels
- San Diego -- Saint Jacob
- Sacramento -- Sacrament
In San Francisco (see, another one) there is an important street named Embarcadero which translates to Pier; and that is exactly what it was at one time. I could go on and on.
Mexican culture is well entrenched in California as well. Our neighborhood church had a yearly FIESTA and our school parties often were called fiestas. Pinatas have long been a staple of of birthday parties here. And can we talk about my FAVORITE day of the week - TACO TUESDAY?
With all this in mind, it is not a surprise that today, the Fifth of May is set aside to honor this rich culture. I am so happy, too. I love the chance to bring out my SOMBRERO and dance a SALSA or TWO.
Celebre grande, AMIGOS
And have a great weekend. Remember to have some naps along with your fun.