Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Happy Labor Day

Observed on the first Monday in September
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.
Created by the labor movement of the late 19th century
the date became a federal holiday in 1894.

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.
President Grover Cleveland signed the act.

Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans
as the symbolic end of summer
and the start of back to school season.

We'll be home Labor Day
with the smoker going
And family and friends gathering

It is the last weekend of summer
And we always welcome
with open arms.

We, at Linderhof,
hope you and yours
has a Happy Labor Day


Delvalina said...

I never knew about this day before in U.S. thank for sharing a little bit of the history. I love history as well :)

Happy Labor's Day!


lucy said...

Same to you Martha and thank you. Hope you get to love on that new baby!

Pondside said...

Labour Day is always bitter-sweet, as summer and all its fun come to an end....but then I love autumn, so there is the anticipation too...

Pat said...

EnJOY your G'ma & Lucy time, dear friend!!!
Happy Labor Day, to you, too!!!

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