Friday, August 29, 2014

Vintage Photo Friday - Labor Day Weekend

This is Labor Day weekend, traditionally celebrated on the first Monday in September, (direct from the U.S. Department of Labor website):
" a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
The first Labor Day was celebrated in NYC in 1882.  Since that time, celebrations and the meaning of this day has changed.  NOW, it's an excuse to get out of town, shop at the local store sales OR enjoy a backyard barbecue.  Labor Day typically signifies the end of summer for many. 
Larry and I have nothing planned for this weekend.  We'll probably stay close to home and do some seasonal clean-up and re-arranging.  We will definitely have a mini-barbecue on Monday and toast to the end of summer. 
1947.  Check out the spread for this barbecue!  Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, have a safe and happy one!  Think about all of the people laboring on your behalf during this national holiday.


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