Posts Tagged «Labor Day»

Belabor Day: Celebrating all the laborious political posturing.

No one really celebrates Labor Day. Sure, we take off that Monday, but since Labor Day represents the end of summer and the return to school, who is celebrating? Mourning is more like it. Since kindergarten, the “End of Summer Stomach Ache” began on the Sunday afternoon before Labor Day. Though I am generations away from school age, this year I am sick to my stomach a few hours earlier than usual. Between the economic news and the political climate, I am nauseous from what I see and hear. According to Wikipedia: Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894,… Read More »

I don’t know about you…but last night at about 9:00PM I got such a stomach ache. I wondered if it was something I ate at the Labor Day Barbecue. Nah…those queens buy the best and freshest food. Having eaten clean healthy food all weekend otherwise, it didn’t then take long to realize that I was sufferiing from my age old back-to-school stomach ache. That illness that would creep up the night before school started after the long, hot, fun summer. Well, time heals all wounds except the back-to-school stomach ache. With Fashion Week looming and several projects in the hopper,… Read More »

Allow me to take this day of rest…the Sabbath of the Summer….Labor Day…to share with you some well wishes and reflection of the summer we just had. First let’s review the origins of Labor Day, which somehow got lost in the sauce of barbecues, picnics and final summer blow-out parties. The first Labor Day was celebrated in 1882 in New York City, was started by a carpenters union to honor those who bust their ass. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland rushed legislation through Congress to make Labor Day a national holiday in an attempt to boost his popularity as it… Read More »