Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is more of a regional holiday in Mexico, and it recognizes the country’s victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. North of the border, the day is celebrated in many cities promoting the commercial interests of purveyors of Mexican food and beverages with parties, festivities and fiestas. It’s probably a bigger holiday in many United States cities than it is in Mexico, and Philadelphia is no exception. In fact, May 1-5 is Mexican Week here in Philly. So, it looks like the bars and restaurants have spoken.
We recently had coffee and dessert at the home of friends. Along with enjoying a homemade warm apple pie in a gracious atmosphere, I couldn’t help noticing, as I helped clear some of the dishes, that the kitchen was superbly organized.
The Earth neither moved nor stood still on April 22, 1970, but it did get a little help from its friends. University of Pennsylvania professor Ian McHarg, along with students and faculty of many area universities, as well as city planners, lawyers and other environmentally concerned people, teamed up to offer lectures and events that culminated in a rally at Fairmount Park’s Belmont Plateau. U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie was the keynote speaker, but music and rock bands carried the tune of the day.
A Mother’s Day poem
The Phillies home opener this year, played on April 6, spoke for itself. The nicest thing about opening day was the great weather.
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Beware! April 15 is fast approaching. Here comes the Tax Man, and you don’t want him to get you. It’s crunch time. Why not make it munch time?
You’re gonna use a laser on my eye?