Friday, August 31, 2018

Labor Day 2018

This weekend, including Labor Day on Monday, marks the unofficial end of summer. Many have some time off--perhaps a three-day weekend. The children, most of whom have just gotten started back in school, are at home again (which is fine with the majority of them but sometimes not with the parents). There will be barbecues and sales and other things.. But don't forget why we celebrate.  


Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It became a federal holiday in 1894. May your celebration include a time when you stop to meditate on all those whose efforts have made our country great. Enjoy

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4 comments:

Patricia Bradley said...

And a Happy Labor Day to you, Richard. I will be spending my holiday laboring of a first draft--without airconditioning. lol

Richard Mabry said...

As my father used to say, "I feel for you...but I can't quite reach." Good luck, Patricia.

Priscilla Bettis said...

Happy Labor Day. I am thankful for and inspired by all the American workers who have gone before me.

And I'm thankful for air conditioning. (Poor Patricia!)

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Priscilla. Too few people stop and think that Labor Day means more than sales and barbecues. (And, as the son of a man who did HVAC for many years, I realize how important a/c is, and am happy to have it. Patricia, hope yours is repaired soon).