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Lydia,

Just wanted to let you know how much I love ❤️💕😍 your pictures, your quotes, and stories. Just Great 👍. 

Just overcast and 73 in my area.

MsStretch, I don't know about the Mummers in Asbury Park. However, there's a King Neptune parade. I haven't been able to go yet, but I have to Google to put date in my calendar for next year. 

Some of the volunteers from Food not Bombs went to Florida to bring supplies. . I am staying in Eatontown this trip.  But, I did have some items for the trip. Plus, my friends helped me straighten out the unit at Fort Monmouth.. I really appreciate their help. I may have to ask for help on a weekly basis and I will.

Please enjoy your day and be safe 🙏.       Nancy

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Its September!  Yes!   Getting ready for cool mornings, no more bugs, turtle necks.   Its the most wonderful time of the year in the southeast. 

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Good morning, Porch Peepers!

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Front Porchers, whatever you do today to acknowledge or celebrate this special day, the main thing is to enjoy it!  As a refresher, below find some information to remember about this very important day.

 

History of Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is 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.

 

Labor Day 2019

On September 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker in the world – the American worker. Labor Day 2019 is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day beingcelebrated as a national holiday.

Labor Day: What it Means 

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is 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.

 

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Labor Day Legislation

The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During 1887, four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York – created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Founder of Labor Day

More than a century after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.

A Nationwide Holiday

Women's Auxiliary Typographical UnionThe form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has changed in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics, and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.

 

Remember to look for the union label and that classic song:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO7VUklDlQw

 

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Hello, Front Porchers!

I wanted to post this greeting much earlier, but I knew Dave would be setting up this new thread.  So I waited til now. 

Anyway, 

to one and all here!  I know a coupla weeks ago, I felt the first evidences of fall coming.  And now it begins in earnest.  Cooler temperatures and later dawns.  The vibrant green leaves in some of the trees are slowing giving way to yellow and orange and soon brown.  But as much as I anticipated the arrival of Spring and reveled in the throes of Summer, I am just as pleased to see the advent of Fall--mainly because I'm still here and I am happy that creation is still making itself evident as we slowly move into another season; what I like to call "the season of rest."

 

Early morning coffee will sometimes yield to hot, hot chocolate with marshmellows or whipped cream...Whipped Cream GIF - Trollhunters Cocoa WhippedCream GIFs

 

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Ummmmmm. Yum!!!  (Oh, please ignore the snow in the pic above.  I don't mean to imply anything at all by it.)  I just like hot chocolate in the colder months.

 

Anyway, everybody please, please stay snug, and warm, and above all stay safe!  Enjoy this season as much as you have the others gone by....

 

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Find some leaves.....

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and jump right in!  And above all, have a .......

 

Be well!

Lydia

 

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Good Morning to the Front Porch and Welcome to September 2019 Goodbye August. 

Hoping everyone has a great Labor Day Weekend. 

 

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