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A Tribute to the Three-Day Labor Day Weekend!

Patriotic Queen

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed—there’s so little competition.” —Author Unknown

“The Labor Movement; the folks who brought you the weekend.” —From a bumper sticker, 1995

“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.” —Douglas Pagels

Well, it’s time for another glorious national three-day weekend. This holiday weekend is always a little bittersweet because it heralds the end of summer and the time to buckle down and get back to school. I hope the forecasted cold front that is expected to hit Ohio is not a harbinger of the dreaded cold weather to come. It’s not officially fall until September 22, and I want to fully savor these last 19 days of summer. I’m not ready to start wearing socks and turning on my mattress heater just yet, and, dammit, I will wear white after Labor Day!

Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States since the 1880s. The original plan was that it should be observed and celebrated with a street parade to show “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of each community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. Ha ha…I love that description.

I don’t think I’ll be making any parades this weekend, but you can bet I’ll be seeking out some recreation and amusement! To take us all out on a high note, here’s my favorite ’80s weekend anthem—sing it, Loverboy…

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Come on, baby, let’s go! You gotta love a rocker in tight red leather pants. Hope you have an amazing Labor Day weekend.

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