Who doesn't love a three-day holiday?
The symbolic end of summer has arrived. I don’t know why we celebrate the end of summer. I’m in mourning, plus we didn’t even have much of a summer this year. This was an unusually cold summer—at least here in Oregon.
Plus, why do we celebrate the return to school and the hurried life of families everywhere with baseball games, picnics, barbeques, hikes and apple pie—well that’s the traditional way to celebrate.
I prefer to spend my time in the garden and reading. After all, the “school” year is moving into full swing again and we’ll be rushing around from here on out.
Kids might feel a little depressed knowing this is the last weekend of summer vacation and parents might get a little depressed heading off to the store to pick up school supplies and clothes for the kids. But some people might find comfort in knowing Labor Day is the beginning of the NFL season.
Plus, we might want to remember to celebrate our fashion-forward-freedom. At least we don’t have to follow the same rules our parents did. Did you know, it used to be considered a fashion faux pas to wear white after Labor Day? Not today.
September 5, 1882 was the first Labor Day celebration in the United States and it started in New York City but it didn’t become a federal holiday until 1894.
It all started with the Pullman Strike and deaths of numerous workers. Labor Day was a way to end the conflict and help mend fences.
I say whatever reason we can use to have a three-day weekend, I’m all for it.
Anyway, I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY!
Relative Strangers: Paula Garner
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