Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, US President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored. Source: Wikipedia

I hope your Labor Day weekend has been this exciting. Happy Labor Day everyone.

23 comments:

  1. OMG! That cat looks so crazy, but cute in a mad sort of way ;)

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  2. Well I didn't get ribbons but it has been a nice weekend. Happy Labor Day

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  3. OMG indeed. Cats can be lots of fun.

    Our weekend has been just delightful. The exciting part was joining the local Penn State Alumni group, to which Maryann belongs, and watching PSU win their first football game of the season. We ate too much but did not drink too much. After all it was about a 35 mile drive one way to see the game at Ugly Joe's sports bar.

    Smooth sailing!

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  4. they say OMC OMC!!! ha ha ha

    smiles, bee
    xoxxoxoxooxxo

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  5. I get that excited when I make it through the Labor Day week-end without watching any of the Jerry Lewis telethon.

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  6. Oh.My.Cod! Awesome! Except that now my kitties are all expecting ribbonz.

    Big hugs :]

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  7. No, sadly no one got me ribbons! :(

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  8. No ribbons for Missy...she has her piece of nylon rope...that she is ignoring. She is cat, after all.

    Have some fun on the water. Big hugs, honey...

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  9. OMC what a good picture. Cats are the best. They know just how to live life. Lots to eat, lots of naps and lots of treats.
    Have a marvelous Monday.

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  10. Such joy for such a small thing... I had a cat who loved ribbons so much she would eat them.
    Happy Labor Day everyone.

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  11. That is some kind of wild and crazy looking cat!

    Have a great Labor Day.
    Hugs back to you.

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  12. I can't tell if the kitty is in trouble or play.

    Have a nice Labor Day Weekend.

    I know you guys are on the water some place. I thought of you as I posted my sailboat picture today. :)
    ..

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  13. Crazy looking cat!
    Hope you had a great weekend too Sandee!

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  14. awesome kittie...
    have a great day1

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  15. I love you almost birthday Darlin
    z

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  16. If it were not for labor, we would have no babies. Thank God for Labor Day.

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  17. I think the kitty is in ecstasy! too cute!

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  18. What a cute and happy(?) kitty. hahahahaha Happy Labor Day sweetie. Big Hugs

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  19. Have a lovely time mate :)

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  20. It was great Sandee, hope your Labor Day holiday was as well! We actually got to go sailing again.

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  21. That cat is just preciuos in every way!

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