Labor Day - the last holiday weekend of the summer is upon us. The holiday created to celebrate all of the hard working people and the incredible work that they do. Without all of you nothing would get done, so go out and celebrate in your favorite way. Many friends like to make a final camping trip and sit under the stars next to a campfire roasting their favorite midnight snack. Still others have a backyard bbq with friends and family. Whatever it is that you like to do, do it. This one’s for you.
Back in the late 1880’s Oregon was the first state to recognize Labor Day as an official holiday. Soon many other states followed suit and passed laws as well. Even though all of this occurred well over a 100 years ago there is still some debate over who first proposed the holiday. No matter, we all certainly deserve it.
Labor Day is a marking of time for many. Back when we were house boaters the unofficial season began on Memorial Day and ended on Labor Day. For some it marks the start of school, while others celebrate the beginning of football season ( me ). Many look to labor day as a changing of the seasons. Tired of the oppressive heat ( me again ) and with the fall equinox approaching rapidly beginning September 22, the hope for cooler temperatures is something to look forward to.
For us this year we will celebrate not only Labor Day but on Sunday of the weekend our granddaughter’s 11th birthday. Man I thought my kids grew up fast, Grandkids take that speed to a new level. Whatever it is you are going to do this weekend, enjoy it, be safe, and be a friend to your fellow worker.
My final thought of this week goes out to the people in Texas. They will not have the opportunity to celebrate like most of America. They have been thrust into a kind of hell I simply cannot imagine. I hope you can find it in your heart to help in some small or big way. Nothing is too small because a bunch of small things can add up to a really big one.
See you next time