Americans this was almost our Independence Day. John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail: “…July 2nd will go down in History. We’ll celebrate it parades and pomp and bells ringing and fireworks.” Because Congress actually rules in favor if Independence on July 2 but then officially accepted Jefferson’s declaration two days later, thus making the…[Read More]
Apparently June 4 is National Hug Your Cat Day. We are unsure who determines this “awareness day” but we are interested. We wonder how many cats are celebrating this event. The cats that would appreciate the annual embrace are into it but how about the aloof felines that would rather be left alone? Maybe they…[Read More]
This is the season of awards. Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, etc. It is the congratulations period of the movie industry and it means that the “Best” actors, writers, producers, sound, etc. are hopeful that they will get some hardware to prove that they among the best in their field. Awards season usually begins with…[Read More]
08/29/2017 Comments Off on WHO PUT THE LABOR IN LABOR DAY?
Labor Day was started as “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” This is from the US Department of Labor. It was Oregon that first adopted the day as a formal holiday 1887 and four states followed that same year: Colorado, Massachusetts, New York and NEW JERSEY! How cool is it that we were one of the first five states to enact this legislation since it has become synonymous with the end of summer and school beginning again but let’s not forget how it started. We can equate this day with our vacations coming to a close and many of our work schedules heating up. Thanks Oregon.