Labor Day, almost ironically, began in the late 1800’s in New York to celebrate labor work with an annual holiday. The Central Labor Union started the holiday, and the federal government created the nationwide Labor Day holiday on June 28, 1894.
I say, ironically, though, because while the holiday offers a nationwide day off from “work,” the day has become a national “Honey Do” holiday. Even though I write a travel blog, our family falls prey to the “Honey Do” Holiday.
On our list today:
- finish cleaning the college son’s bedroom,
- paint the bonus room,
- install a couple ceiling fans on the screen porch (would have been nice to do that one before summer began),
- mow the lawn,
- weed the flower beds (though the rain might save us from this last one)
Thank you to all the workers who make this country great! Your work goes largely unseen (Did you ever wonder how all those products get to store shelves? Or how food gets to the farmers’ market? Or hot water gets to your shower?) I hope you enjoy your much deserved day off!
Happy travels, friends.