Sunday, September 04, 2005

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day
Schmabor Day
What a dumb day
To hire some jerk
Then send him away
To celebrate work
By playing all day
-Garfield (Jon Davis)

Hope everyone's having a great Labor day weekend. Sit back, BBQ and enjoy yourselves.

I was going to write a longer post, maybe another of my memories series, but I couldn't decide which one to write (Either one about the effects of beans on a boys night in, another funny sexual one, or one of me acting like a psycho back in the day. Any preferances?) and anyways I ran out of time tonight. So I'll stick with just a hello and a Happy Labor Day and leave the rest for later.

Oh, and if Midget reads this, I need you help on remembering something, drop me a line through the link on my profile page (My hotmail account is giving me trouble again, I can't get in to get your e-mail address) and let me know when I can call you and you'll actually be home. Sorry about last Sunday, but as I told Amazonia it wasn't my back that kept me out but my nephews (they needed to be babysat, and while I love ya man, they come first.). As for you bringing the wimmin, your not the only one in your house with a jealous bone, Amazonia would step on you for bringing women in and thats a fight I don't need to see.

10 Voices In The Darkness:

Blogger Quiet Screams...

Happy Labour Day to you too!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Jay Screams...

Labor day in my country is on the 1st of May.

For some reason I never wanna say "happy labor day".

Happy labor day.. happy labor day.. "happy"? Uhm... Happy?

Hehehhehe.. happy?

11:15 PM  
Blogger Gama Screams...

Is good to be back and read your blog... I went to Galveston yesterday and I had a great time
:-)

6:21 AM  
Blogger Irie Screams...

Why we celebrate labor day
Raise a glass to the desperate politicking of Grover Cleveland.
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The nation will observe Labor Day this coming Monday, allowing millions to enjoy the waning days of summer, as well their last chance to wear white pants without earning a "tsk tsk" from Miss Manners. How did this early September holiday get its start?

Though President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894, the occasion was first observed on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. A parade was organized by the city's Central Labor Union, a branch of the Noble Order of the Knights of Labor, a secretive labor union founded in 1869 by a clique of Philadelphia tailors. Historians still debate over whom, specifically, to credit with the idea of a holiday dedicated to the workingman. Some say that Labor Day was the brainchild of Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. Others argue that Matthew Maguire, the CLU's secretary, was the holiday's mastermind and that he doesn't receive proper credit because he ticked off the mainstream labor movement by running for vice president on the National Socialist Labor Party ticket in 1896.

According to Ted Watt's The First Labor Day Parade, the September date was chosen because it coincided with a Knights of Labor conference in New York, thus guaranteeing a sizable turnout for the festivities. Though the event wasn't particularly festive, at least by today's standards: It resembled a protest far more than a parade, with CLU members required to march in support of the eight-hour workday. (Those who ditched faced fines.)
/shakes head..
Happy day indeed...

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous Screams...

Happy Labor Day to you too! We had to work. But my class got cancelled, so there was a small break...

How bout a nice psycho story! I love them all, but I like those best.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Joy Screams...

Happy Labor Day to you too!
Oh, and if you would like to talk to me get my # from Bookend, and while you are at it give it to the elusive iriebutterfly too. I miss you and that crazy wench more then you'll ever know.

9:51 PM  
Blogger superfan Screams...

i dont even know what labor day is :S we don't celebrate it here :)

5:21 AM  
Blogger Quiet Screams...

Feel free to link me :-)

12:43 PM  
Blogger Julie Screams...

I hope you have been able to get some rest! take care sweet one!

8:08 PM  
Blogger Alekx Screams...

I'll just say Hi back as I'm trying to catch up to EVERYONE.

Here's to drunken 3 day weekends

10:20 PM  

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