Monday, September 1, 2014

LABOR DAY WEEKEND


Here in the U.S., we have a three-day weekend to celebrate Labor Day on Monday.  That doesn't make sense to me = we get a day off to celebrate labor? 

Labor Day weekend here in the Ohio River Valley means fireworks on the Ohio River, more traffic on the roads, the last cook-out of the summer season, and back to work and life as usual!

Hope you all have a good and safe weekend, and a great week to come...

6 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Love this old photo, Rhonda! I hope you are having a wonderful, and safe, Labor Day weekend!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Happy Labor Day weekend.

I love the photo you chose. I know I've seen it before. it's men working on either a NY or Chicago skyscraper. Brave, non acrophobic men!

Jeanette Jobson said...

I sneaked in another day off work to make it a four day weekend :)

I hope you had a great one!

And interesting to see this photo, as a hundred years ago many of NY's skyscrapers were built by men from Newfoundland and Labrador. They were recruited as they needed people who weren't afraid of heights.

http://www.cbc.ca/nl/features/menofiron/

CrimsonLeaves said...

That photo instantly made my palms and feet sweat...heights...eyes squeezed closed.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - great photo and I hope you had lots of fun on the last week-end of the summer.

RH Carpenter said...

Found the photo online with no name on it - guess it's okay to share because it is amazing! I heard that they used Native Americans (can't remember the tribe but would be a northeast tribe or two) to build these skyscrapers in NY because they, too, were not afraid of heights. Interesting that Jeanette says they used a lot of men from Newfoundland and Labrador, too.

Thanks, Carol. They were a brave bunch!! Notice, no security harnesses or anything!

Jeanette, thanks for that link - will look at it now.

Yes, Sherry, I would not have been able to do that - or go down into a mine.

Thanks, Debbie! You, too.