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From: "Robert T. Hilliard" <>
Subject: RE: Fw: The Irish in America
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 08:52:08 -0500

Just a note to tell you that, as anyone from western PA knows, Heinz is alive
and well here in Pittsburgh. In fact, it is one of the richest corporations in the
world and owns several subsidiaries, such as Ore-Ida and Sara Lee (I think),
which are very successful in their own right.
Heinz, which has been based here in Pittsburgh since its inception, is, of course,
most famous for its catsup, which they began spelling 'ketchup'. It's hard
for me to imagine that you haven't seen Heinz ketchup anywhere recently,
but anything's possible.
The 'Heinz 57' tag was developed by founder Henry J. Heinz to advertise the
number of products that his company made and sold. They originally started
by bottling various vegetables and moved into condiments from there. I think
their first best-selling item was bottled horseradish.
BTW, until very recently Heinz was headed by an Irishman, Anthony O'Reilly.
Just in the last few months, though, he has been taking less of a role and a
new CEO is moving in. I can't recall his name right now (probably because
he's not Irish!).
Please forgive my geographic chauvinism, but I couldn't let that slide.

From: William E. Lynch
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 1998 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: The Irish in America

>Resent-Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 11:31:04 -0800 (PST)
>From: "roland elliott" <>
>Subject: Re: Fw: The Irish in America
>Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 11:34:47 -0800

I'm with you Roland, but have to add this due to my situation...I have so
many nationalities in my past that it would take too many hyphens either
before or after American...but I'm happy to write I am an American of many
descents and happy to include all of them, if neccessary. Lots of us are of
what has been called the Heinz 57 variety..Heinz being a brand of canned
soup in the states at one time. Think they're out of business now. Their
advertisements emphasized their 57 different kinds of soup, etc. So, I, for
one am glad to be among the many Americans who are real mongrels. One fact I
do know is that people like me are proof that along the way in the past many
individuals of two different nationalities met, married and begot many of us
living now. I think most of us are thankful they were able to "get along"
that well.<BG>...

Bye for now...Joan from near the coast of NJ which also is cleaning up after
another NorEaster..with one forcasted as being on the way. Not as bad as
California least I don't think so.

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