#SNARKTEMBER 4th #GIVEAWAY
So far SNARKTEMBER has hit a LOT of snags. Spam filters, floods 🙁 🙁 🙁 , screwed up links 🙁 …. Speaking of screwed up links, the daily email link wasn’t working on the first, so it was hard for folks to comment on Regina Frame’s post ( check it out here!! ) so I’m running an additional giveaway so everyone has a chance to win & learn about her series!
Dirty Affliction #GIVEAWAY
Also, make sure to check out the GIVEAWAYS page. There are TONS of Instafreebie/BookFunnel free book offers right now, PLUS other author / book related giveaways going on!
Those of us in the US know that today is LABOR DAY. One of the Twinagers is working at the local grocery store and so he’s part of the union, which his friends razz him about quite a bit. While I’m not sure I agree that part-time labor, high school kids should basically be giving up one hour worth of their wages to pay the union when there isn’t much benefit in it for them, I do support the idea of unions. Suffice it to say that I often want to tell these self-righteous 17 year old twits that they’d REALLY have a lot to complain about if there were NOT unions in the workplace nowadays! Oh well – the know-it-all-ness of youth…
Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the “workingman’s holiday”. The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union or non-union, big company, small companies, or government. As long as you work somewhere at something, this holiday is for you!
The first Labor Day was held celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and was started by the Central Labor Union in New York City. In 1884, it was moved to the first Monday in September where it is celebrated today. Labor Day quickly became popular and one state after another voted it as a holiday. On June 28, 1894, the U.S. congress voted it a national holiday.
Labor Day is also viewed as the official end of summer. While the Fall Equinox is still a couple of weeks away, kids go back to school and summer vacations are over.
Labor Day tradition: This day is celebrated with a day off and union sponsored parades. Many people celebrate this weekend with one last picnic. It is also the date that many people close up the pool, and put away the boats.
Was it McGuire or Maguire? Either Peter McGuire or Matthew Maguire is the Creator of Labor Day. Peter J. McGuire, was an active labor organizer. He was also general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. He was believed to be the first to suggest a day be dedicated to American workers and their accomplishments. Matthew Maguire however, was secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York in 1882 and many believed that he proposed the holiday in 1882.
So my FINAL thoughts on Labor Day?