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September 2, 2013
★~ 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 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:
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.
★~ Famous Birthdays:
♥~ 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
★~ Good to Know:
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.
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