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Happy Labor Day

Posted by mcm0704 on September 2, 2013 |

Just a short note this morning to wish all my U.S. readers a happy holiday. For many people this is a special holiday to wrap up the summer and start looking ahead to fall. Families gather for picnics and cookouts, and when I was growing up, this holiday was almost as big as the Fourth of July.

And I fully intend to as soon as I finish this post. LOL

After I married, I was inducted into the Miller family tradition which was to picnic at a local park with the whole Miller clan. The primary celebration was for Mom Miller’s birthday, which was September 5th, but it was also a challenge for the kids to cram all the last of the summer fun they could into one day. They played hard until we ran out of daylight, and slept through their baths. Moms and dads were tempted to just fall into bed fully clothed.

The holiday was started to honor the American workers, and I always think of the song, “40-Hour Week” by Alabama. My roots run deep in blue collar America, so this song speaks to me and my family. Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  • I grew up in a family with a strong work ethic so did hubby – but trying to pass that on to the next generation – something went very wrong. 🙂
    My sons and most of their friends believe in fun before work, or anything before work. I don’t get it and yet that saying about being on your death bed and wishing you’d spent more time at the office. I get!

    Hope you enjoyed your picnic!

  • Yolanda, I know about that dilution of the work ethic. I remember having to tell my daughter that no, she could not call the lady she was supposed to babysit for and tell her she couldn’t sit because she was sick, but daughter really wanted to go to a party she had just found out about. My daughter was really mad, but she does have a good work ethic now.

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