Today is Labor Day……..all the humans who usually dread going back to work after the weekend have an extra day today to recover from their weekend of
watching sports on TV and overeating household chores.
I don’t think there will be a lot of laboring going on at my house today. I know there wasn’t any laboring happening Saturday or Sunday either. In fact, since my parents retired, there’s not much laboring EVER. But they worked hard for years and years to be able to retire so they deserve not to have to labor. My parents labored hard enough in fact that they were able to retire before what used to be the “traditional” age of retirement here, which is 65. Their hard labor paid off.
Mom looked up Labor Day and what is REALLY is all about and this is what she found:
Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.
Well we’re not having any parties today (although the neighbors are planning a cookout if it doesn’t rain), and there will be a parade of deer through our yard but not because of the holiday, and as for athletic events, unless you count Mom carrying the laundry basket up and down the stairs a couple of times an athletic event – well – there won’t be any of those either!
So for Labor Day at my house, there will be no labor going on to speak of……….I certainly won’t be laboring – that’s for sure!
Happy Holiday if you’re celebrating it – otherwise Happy Monday – don’t labor too hard WHATEVER you do!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀