Thanks for All You Do

“Thanks for All You Do”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Labor Day

Ever since I was young, Labor Day has held mixed feelings for me.  The next day meant the end of summer vacation and school starting – rarely a good thing for a child.  It also meant a time to get together with family and friends.  I particularly remember a Labor Day picnic with neighbors on the shores of Lake Ponchatrain and how school still seemed so far away on that lovely afternoon.

Now, as an adult, Labor Day is a nice three-day weekend away from work.  A time to rest and usually garden.  But it also a time to reflect on the meaning of the holiday.  Where would we be without all the hard-working individuals that make our wonderful way of life possible?  Thanks everybody for showing up for work everyday to bring us all the goods and services we usually take for granted.

Clip art copyrighted by Bobbie Peachey,
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10 Comments

  1. Garden Mary said,

    September 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Hope you had a good day Jan

    • Jan said,

      September 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm

      Garden Mary, I hope you had a good day, too.

  2. Janet said,

    September 7, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Happy Labor Day.

    • Jan said,

      September 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm

      Hope your day was fun, Janet.

  3. teresa said,

    September 7, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    So true! We are all very lucky, and we should keep in mind why this is a holiday.

    • Jan said,

      September 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm

      Yes, Teresa, it is good to remember why this is a holiday.

  4. Patty said,

    September 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I haven’t thought about those picnics at Lake Ponchatrain. I loved them too. Wish we could have one again. I didn’t realize you would remeber them too!

    • Jan said,

      September 12, 2009 at 6:32 pm

      Oh, Patty, I remember them very well. I also remember a certain young man running with a drink case and tumbling head of heels without dropping the cold drink case at all.

      • Patty said,

        September 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm

        How well I still remember that!

      • Jan said,

        September 12, 2009 at 8:22 pm

        How could we forget.


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