Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Labor Day Weekend


Animated_Woman_WorkingThe first Monday in September is celebrated as Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day has been a federal legal holiday since 1894 but the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City on September 5th 1892. It’s a day to celebrate the American worker for their contributions to the prosperity and well being of our country. I don’t think there could be a better-deserved holiday. Read more about the first Labor Day celebration.

I’d like to say thank you for all the hard work and services rendered by workers everywhere and not just on Labor day. My gratitude extends the year round and to all workers around the globe.

I love autumn, and Labor Day weekend always puts me into an autumn frame of mind. I start thinking about Halloween and Thanksgiving, sweater weather, brilliantly colored foliage and falling leaves.

As usual on this holiday, most Americans will be having picnics and barbecues, spending time with family, and just relaxing from the daily grind. Unfortunately I won’t be doing any of those things this holiday. My downstairs bathroom is going to be remodeled this weekend, so I’ll be laying and grouting tile, as well as painting the foundation of my front porch and re-staining my bench and mailbox. It’s a working holiday for moi. 🙂 No matter what your plans are for the weekend, I want to wish you a good one. Stay safe and have some fun.

Enjoy Joan Baez singing Joe Hill.


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

8 thoughts on “Labor Day Weekend

  1. Happy painting! Perhaps put on music while you work?

    Blessings ~ Wendy


  2. Oh Elizabeth, I’m the same. For me, Labor Day is the gateway to Fall. I love the cooler temps, not cold, just cooler. Colorful leaves, football, crisp morning air…love it! Good luck with your remodeling project. Enjoy!


  3. Thanks for been exceptionally considerate, Elizabeth. The builders of wealth do not get acknowledged often enough.


    • You’re right, Noel. They don’t. And unfortunately it’s usually the hardest workers who are paid the smallest wage and have the least benefits. They deserve the gratitude. Thanks for stopping by and hope you’re having a nice Saturday.


  4. Thanks for sharing the link of the first labor day…..had no idea about the history behind the day!


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