First, I want to wish all of you a very happy Labor Day and a safe one. What ever you do on this holiday, whether out on the roads, boating, visiting friends and relatives, or just staying home, be safe and enjoy it. Holidays haven't meant a lot to me for a long time except maybe they were good days to stay at home and off the roads. For many years I worked for myself and if I was working on a job or project, I would work on it every day whether it was a holiday or a weekend until it was finished. Now, for me, every day is a holiday, if I want it to be.
Now, I started wondering how long has this holiday been in existence. People have been doing labor for as long as there has been people. Of course, I am sure there were many lazy people that never did work of any kind. I actually have known some of them. From what I can find out, the first Labor Day was celebrated back in September of 1882 in New York City. I believe the Central Labor Union planned this first labor day with a parade and all.
Enjoy the holiday, be safe, and let us know what you will be doing to celebrate this year's Labor Day, you hear?