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Friday, September 2, 2011

A Tribute To All Of Us Who Labor




Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means
"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."
"The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker."

Yes, friends it really is the start of Labor Day weekend. So let the fun begin. What do you have planned? Like many others who are self employed, I will still work this weekend, but I plan to break the diet on Monday and enjoy a bit of feasting with family members. I think it is the perfect time for an end of summer picnic.


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I love that picture. It really makes me giggle, but probably isn't the way most of us will be having our holiday picnic.


Who says the picnic has to be outside. I had an old fashioned picnic table in my first kitchen and I loved it,


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Although this table was decorated for the fourth of July, I think it would be equally appropriate to celebrate the American worker.


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A bit more modern picture of a picnic for two.


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So gather your family around you, pick the last of summer's bounties, and enjoy the day.


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and don't forget your picnic basket.


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Have a wonderful weekend.




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5 comments:

  1. I love those pictures you found! I have this sudden urge to go put on my sundress.

    Have a good weekend!

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  2. What a fun post! I will have to live vicariously through it this weekend because we are getting ready for tropical storm Lee. We have been warned to take precautions for all boats on the lake because the lake water will probably rise quickly as we could get as much as 20 inches of rain in a short amount of time. No picnics for us on Labor Day!!!

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  3. Yes, yes, one last family picnic. Then on to a new routine. Your photos are an inspiration.

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  4. They're calling for rain here on Labor Day so I don't know how much outdoor activities will be going on... but I am loving all of your pics to at least get me in the right mood! The picnic table in that room is fabulous! :-)

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