The first Monday of September is Labor Day. Depending on who you speak with it holds different meanings.
As a child it means either school is about to start or a day off for those who started in August.
From 1966 until 2010 it was time for the Jerry Lewis Telethon. We would go around collecting money for the MDA. As a teenager, I was involved with Interact in high school. Interact is a youth division of the Rotary Club. We helped out at our local telethon. Because I lived in the Palm Springs area then, I got to meet people like Billy Barty. I remembered him from shows like Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Willow and so much more.
For someone who loves getting the mail, it means disappointment as there will be no mail.
Fashionistas will cringe when they see you wearing white after today. White was once considered only for weddings and summer clothing.
Drivers are faced with DUI checkpoints
Shoppers looking for a deal will be in the stores at full force.
According to the US Department of Labor: The 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.