Here we are heading in to the last long weekend of the summer of 2013.
No matter what the age you’re probably saying, ‘where did that go’?
The Labour Day holiday not only signifies the close of a North American summer it was designed to celebrate the achievements of labour.
The holiday has its origins in the labour movement which advocated for 8 hours for work, eight hours for recreation and eight hours for rest.
That almost sounds like an all inclusive holiday compared to the lives we lead today.
What happened to that message?
I think it got lost somewhere between the banking sick days and defined benefit pension plans.
Labour Day is also the time of year when you ‘re supposed to stop wearing white.
Not just a fashion statement but also for safety. In snow ravished areas apparently it was harder to find someone lost if wearing white.
Today it signals end of summer and back to school for the kids.
And a reminder life is about to go from 0-100 in the blink of an eye.
Don’t for get to make the lunches!
I’m Scott Thompson.
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