Happy Labor Day!

LabordayHappy Labor Day to everyone. According to The US Department of Labor, Labor Day, "the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement
and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It
constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to
the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

As to who started the holiday, there is doubt. I just always enjoy having the day off. I remember in High School always having a long football practice that day. The coach always said, "It’s labor day, so we’re going to labor a little." I can think of two things wrong with this statement. First, we labored a lot those 3 hours in 85 degree heat, not a little. Second, he didn’t do any labor; we did. Sitting on a cooler shouting orders isn’t laboring. I will say one thing: laboring for 3 hours did make the steaks we grilled-out later taste that much more succulent.

Anybody have any plans today? I am going shopping with Jennifer, hiking, and mowing my grandma’s yard. We have already eaten a lot this weekend, so I doubt we will grill-out.

Here is an appropriate thought/prayer from John Henry Newman:

May He support us all the day long,
till the shades lengthen, and the evening
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over and our
work is done!
Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,
and a holy
rest, and peace at the last.

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