Labor Day is the perfect time to reflect on the end of summer, the American labor system and how sweet it is to get a Monday off (if you have the luxury). It was originally meant as a day to honor and exhibit the American spirit through its hard-working people via the labor unions. This was done with parades and then recreational activities for the workers and their families to enjoy. This was how Labor Day was often celebrated for a long time. Some feel this was the inspiration for company picnics as well. But, it wasn’t until later on, that politics began to creep into the holiday and speeches by prominent people were introduced into the activities.
Labor Day has now become a rite of passage between summer and into the Fall. It’s a guaranteed 3-day weekend that many workers and families plan on. In fact, Labor Day has now become more a day of physical and emotional refreshing from one’s work and time to buy a mattress. A time to stop and smell the roses, appreciate one’s family and honor the hard work of a diversified American workforce. And a time to laugh …
Dad: “Most people don’t have to work today, because it’s Labor Day.” Son: “If they’re not working, shouldn’t it be `No-Labor Day?”
What do you usually do on Labor Day? As little as possible, just like every day!
Why did you think someone was about to have a baby? Because you said it was Labor Day!
Did you hear the one about Labor Day? It works for me!