Today marks 127 years that Labor Day has been observed in the United States. Originally this was a holiday observed in Canada and a machinist by the name of MaGuire in NJ helped to organize the first demonstration and picnic for this holiday in New York in 1882. the holiday was organized by the labor unions to present a solidarity with works and their contributions to the movement forward of the US society and strength of it’s workforce.
In 1909 Congress passed the legislation making this a permanent holiday in all states and thus putting Labor Day on the holiday map. Though Labor Day has been celebrated for 127 years, This year is the 100th anniversary of the official holiday according to congress.
Reflecting back on today’s events I would say we celebrated quite well. We had a mixed bag of people in our group today from those in public service, to a librarian, social worker, University Professor, several entrepreneurs, office manager, school teacher and an unemployed person.
Food ranged from hotdogs to chicken and osagio cheese franks, vege-burgers and franks, Broccoli Casserole, Cole Slaw, Sweet Kraut, Vegetable medley Casserole, Mac and Cheese, Mac Salad, Cus Cus, Spicey Cheese dip, to Double Chocolate Caramel Brownies, Cherry Pie and warm chocolate chip cookies.
We swam, played games including Password (a great find that Rita got at a thrift store), and had stimulating conversations from housing starts, to healthcare reform.
I want to thank all that came over and wish those who did not get to attend a pleasant and wonderful holiday whereever you may be.
Now that we have celebrated it is off to great adventures for me during this week leading up to my class in St Louis for CDPE Certification.
Houses to show on Tuesday and new potential agents to come in on Wednesday night to our opportunity night. Then I am off to schedule my FSBO calls and to land a couple of listings for this week.
I hope each and everyone that reads this has a wonderful week and that you have enjoyed your holiday as much as I have. Check out some of the photos I took in the backyard today on my facebook account rick.hogue
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