According to Wikipedia:

Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.

Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887.

It became a federal holiday in 1894. (my condensed version)

I grew up on a farm, so every day was a day of labor in some way!

School had already been in session for a couple of weeks and the Monday holiday was always welcome!

The highlight of Labor Day weekend was attending a local carnival.

Cotton candy, snow cones, corn dogs, carnival rides, etc.

Everyone was there.

During my younger years, our 4-H club had a lemonade stand.

Cooler years we also served hot chocolate.

This year, thanks to Isaac, it has been raining since Friday, before the carnival even opened.

This happens some years.

No cotton candy, no fish sandwich…No shooting out the star for my oldest child (my husband)!

Instead, this year was spent homecoming dress shopping for my youngest,

working on new quilt designs,

little 9 patch quilt revisited,

getting ready for lottery blocks for the guild,

new pattern ideas for my Lincoln laser-cut silhouette, plus other uses for those lovely civil war charm squares,

and look, I even took the shrink wrap off my odds n ends pre-cuts,

fortunately it’s not too wet to design & dream,

and I made more applesauce.

Next year it’s back to cotton candy, fish sandwiches & carrying a huge stuffed animal around!

Until next time,

Susan

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