Labor Day, Blueberry Popsicle Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 2, 2013

Pure beauty

★~ Today’s Quote: “A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.” — Albert Einstein

★~ Labor Day:

Labor Day

Labor Day became an officially sanctioned federal holiday in the aftermath of some of the most turbulent labor unrest in the history of the United States.

The first significant Labor Day parade occurred in 1882, years before city and state governments passed legislation dedicated to remembering the contributions of the workers in building this nation. The federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September became law partly because Congress and President Grover Cleveland hastily reacted to a union strike turned violent that had crippled the country’s railways.  The bill creating the Labor Day holiday was rushed unanimously through Congress near the end of summer in 1894. Cleveland reportedly signed the bill only six days after calling in U.S. Marshalls, along with approximately 12,000 U.S. Army troops, to end violent clashes between striking railway workers and local authorities.  Click to read more. 

Wishing everyone that is  in the workforce, office or home, along with those that work tending home and hearth a very Happy Labor Day and a reminder to lock your car.

Labor Day is among the top five holidays of the year for stolen vehicles, according to data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau as reported by Inilex, which makes GPS-based stolen-car recovery systems. In 2011, for instance, 1,977 cars were reported stolen on Labor Day. That’s one every 43 seconds. (USA Today)

★~ Blueberry Popsicles Day:

Blueberry popsicle

Technically it is Blueberry Popsicle Day, but I’m going on record as encouraging you to enjoy whatever flavor of popsicle you think tastes great.  I will, however, share a Blueberry Popsicle recipe, in honor of the Blueberry.

* 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries – Thawed
* 1/2 Cup Water
* 1/4 C. Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup
* Juice of 1/2 of a Lime
* Pinch of Lime Zest

Pour mixture into a popsicle mold or paper cup, add stick, freeze and lick.

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1901 – Speaking at a state fair in Minnesota, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, quoted a West African proverb, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

♥~ 1995 – Dangerous Minds, the soundtrack album from the movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer, hit #1 on Billboard.

♥~ 2007 – A concert in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The free party featured dozens of veterans of the era.

★~ Famous Birthdays:

♥~ 1948 – Christa McAuliffe (Sharon Christa Corrigan) : teacher, first civilian in space.  Challenger space shuttle; killed in Challenger explosion Jan 28, 1986

♥~ 1955 – Linda Purl actress: Happy Days, Matlock, Beacon Hill, Robin’s Hoods, Under Cover

♥~ 1964 – Keanu Reeves actor: Chain Reaction, A Walk in the Clouds, Johnny Mnemonic, Speed, Little Buddha, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, My Own Private Idaho, Parenthood, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dangerous Liaisons, River’s Edge , Youngblood, Brotherhood of Justice, Babes in Toyland, Act of Vengeance, Dream to Believe

♥~ 1966 – Salma Hayek actress: Desperado, Wild Wild West, Traffic, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Murphy’s Law

★~ Good to Know: 

Labor Day

Click for a more charts that show what it means to be a worker in America today and how that has changed over the years.


Wishing you a relaxing Labor Day! I plan to hang out with my campers and maybe grill a few burgers.

Odd Loves Company!

10 thoughts on “Labor Day, Blueberry Popsicle Day

  1. Morno,
    Making the most of the weekend and cooler weather and playing some golf and then heading over to a friends for a Labor Day
    B-Q. Last weekend of Summer, or so they tell me, so I’m making the most of it.
    I haven’t had a popsicle in a long time but occasionally will snag one from my sisters fridge. She likes to keep them on hand in the summer for a low-cal snack.
    Have a good one.

    • Sounds like you had a fun weekend. You’ll have to go back to work to relax.
      Hope you had a good game and b-q.

  2. Haven’t had a popsicle in years — what a delicious treat on a hot summer day!
    Cold front (thankfully!) blew through last night with no sound effects. Besides being a tad cooler, the pressure in my sinuses has equalized and the pain has ceased — woot! Already walked DDD and am planning on a relaxing day. Hope yours is magnificent!

  3. Good Morno,
    I always have popsicles of in every flavor on hand during the summer. Great snack after swimming or when the heat is overwhelming. I enjoy them too.
    Laying low today in anticipation of the upcoming week which is a killer since I am flying solo while DH travels.
    Charts are interesting; they put things into perspective.

    • Your a good Mom! Hope your week goes smoothly and you have a take out menu planned for each day you are on your own!

  4. just checked & my jeep is still in the garage. whew!
    i am laboring today seeing as how i have done nothing to ready for the work week. oh well. still great to have the 3 days though.
    i enjoy studying graphs. good learning tool.
    popsicles sound refreshing. never had blueberry flavored.
    time to get back at it.
    enjoy the day!

    • Such a sad day. I read somewhere that Christa’s husband eventually remarried and became became a federal judge. Their son entered the marine resource management field. And their daughter, became a teacher.

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