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    Happy Labor Day Weekend!



    Happy Labor Day weekend to all of Forum Garden's American members and I hope you have a relaxing and fun time as you take a long break from your labors!

    About Labor Day:

    ~~ The Labor Day holiday was created to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of the American workers.
    ~~ Labor Day stems from the labor movements in the 19th century as workers protested long hours, little pay, and young children being forced to work.
    ~~ The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882.
    ~~ In 1884, Labor Day was moved to the first Monday in September.
    ~~ Labor Day was made a Federal holiday in 1894.

    I still think of Labor Day primarily as a long weekend marking the end of summer vacation! And a seasonal reminder that it was no longer fashionably acceptable to wear white ... heaven forbid!



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    Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Well as a homemaker, stuff still needs doing that day,
    but I'll enjoy it anyway!

    A neighbor from down the street saw me out working in
    the yard the other day, and came over and invited me to
    her Sunday BBQ. It will be lots of fun... I went to her son's
    graduation party back in June and had a lovely time. I'm
    going to cut a large vase of my zinnias for a hostess gift!
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    Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    I don't have any plans except to avoid the roads and tourist attractions for the weekend.

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    Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Hubby and I will be working on Labor Day..as usual. Our company has been stingy with our holidays the last few years. However, we do get holiday pay plus regular work hours.

    A three day weekend would have been nice.

    We've been invited to a cook-out Sunday.
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    Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Head down to the river w/beer. Hopefully come back from the river with some catfish as a side to the beef I am cooking over an open flame for burritos.

    Home grown cantaloupe, watermelon.

    Friends and beer.
    “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley.
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

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    Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Head down to the river w/beer. Hopefully come back from the river with some catfish as a side to the beef I am cooking over an open flame for burritos.

    Home grown cantaloupe, watermelon.

    Friends and beer.
    Sounds really wonderful.

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    Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Is American Labor day (spelled wrongly by the way) the equivelant to our May day?
    May Day used to be a national holiday until somebody (forget who) reckoned it was too politically charged and changed it to Spring Bank Holiday.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Is American Labor day (spelled wrongly by the way) the equivelant to our May day?
    May Day used to be a national holiday until somebody (forget who) reckoned it was too politically charged and changed it to Spring Bank Holiday.
    I always associated it with Haymarket affair

    A little more information here.

    Law Day (United States)
    “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley.
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

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    Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Is American Labor day (spelled wrongly by the way) the equivelant to our May day?
    May Day used to be a national holiday until somebody (forget who) reckoned it was too politically charged and changed it to Spring Bank Holiday.
    The May day holiday originated as a pagan fertility festival but like so many other pagan festivals had been pinched by the christian church. It marked the beginning of summer the american labor day seems to celebrate the end of summer.

    Labor Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Maybe they just don't see a socialist connotation to it?

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    Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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    Oh No !!
    We have let the cat out of the bag.
    How can they enoy their barbecues now they know it has socialist connotations ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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