Hello and welcome back to the Dogpound, where we are going to rest up on the day they call Labor Day.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union to recognize the efforts of the common working man. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. In 1884, the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. Now you know how this holiday came into being, so sit back in the shade with a tall cool one and enjoy a few smiles and compliments of the Dogpound for the working man and woman.
Thought for the Week
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” Ovid
Current News Flash
News bulletin: All of the Walmarts across Alabama sold out of ammunition as of yesterday. A reliable source said that one of the purchasers commented that while Russia may have invaded Georgia, they sure as heck ain’t doin’ it to Alabama. [Note: just for some of you, Georgia is a country in Europe, not to be confused with Georgia the state. I certainly hope no further explanation is necessary, or I will have to send you back to Geography 101.]
Bring Kids from Anywhere
I know my company has made a big effort to be family friendly, but I was baffled when I read this holiday announcement posted on the bulletin board: “All employees are invited to the annual Christmas party. All children under the age of ten will receive a gift from Santa. Employees who have no children may bring grandchildren.”
The first graders were attending their first music lesson. The teacher was trying to begin at the beginning. She drew a musical staff on the blackboard and asked a little girl to come up and write a note on it. The little girl went to the blackboard, looked thoughtful for a minute, and wrote, “Dear Aunt Emma, just a short note to tell you I’m fine.”
That is a wrap. As always be good, play safe and remember to rest up, because you have to go back to work.
JR and Max