Latest Additions -Labor Day Weekend Edition September 1, 2014Posted by stacey in Thoughtful Ramblings.
Tags: Latest Additions, The Reading Room
I hope you have something special to do with your extra day off! Not only am I hoping to eat my own weight in deep fried Swiss cheese presented to me on a stick -yum!- and at *least* one deep fried Snickers bar plus maybe an elephant ear and -oops! thinking about food distracted me! let me get back on track… but I am also hoping to get lots of reading, weeding -oh the size of those weeds!, and general cavorting smashed into my long weekend! I hope everyone else has a lovely list of things they’d like to do as well! Hey, if you’re going to a picnic today -might you like some fun Labor Day facts to share? Hmm?
Like -Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on December 28, 1869? Or that President Grover Cleveland made it into a federal holiday in 1894? But the first time workers marched to protest labor conditions was on September 5, 1882, when a group of 10,000 (more or less) took an unpaid day to make their feelings known! These fun facts -and more!- can all be found on History.com.
Have a wonderful -and safe!- holiday!