Thursday, September 3, 2009

Beach Bound!

Shane and I are beach bound this afternoon as of 1 p.m.! Nothing like the white sandy breeze in your hair...cold alcoholic beverage...and good friends to celebrate the Labor Day weekend!
Speaking of Labor Day - does anybody even know what this holiday means? I didn't, so I turned to the all-knowing internet resource, Wikipedia:

The holiday originated in Canada out of labor disputes ("Nine-Hour Movement") first in Hamilton, then in Toronto, Canada in the 1870s, which resulted in a Trade Union Act which legalized and protected union activity in 1872 in Canada. The parades held in support of the Nine-Hour Movement and the printers' strike led to an annual celebration in Canada. In 1882, American labor leader Peter J. McGuire witnessed one of these labor festivals in Toronto. Inspired from Canadian events in Toronto, he returned the USA, to New York and organized the first American "labor day" on September 5 of the same year.

Good to know. Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Thanks for the 411! Too bad i'm such a crap commenter I didn't learn this until after the event. Sigh. Such is life.

  2. Kel - It's OK...there's always next year. :)