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.
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,
Although this table was decorated for the fourth of July, I think it would be equally appropriate to celebrate the American worker.
A bit more modern picture of a picnic for two.
So gather your family around you, pick the last of summer's bounties, and enjoy the day.
and don't forget your picnic basket.
Have a wonderful weekend.