So here it is, Labor Day 2018.
I did some checking on the history of this National Holiday, and it appears that this goes back to the late 19th Century. As the Department of Labor describes: "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." It became a National Holiday in 1884. Wow, that's a long time ago, I must have been 2 or 3 at the time.
So I had to ask myself: "Self, do I get to celebrate Labor Day as I'm no longer employed and adding to the labor movement or achieving anything other than this blog and pouring wines at tastings. Let's be honest, is that really working??? So I shouldn't get the day off, right? But I'm retired so I pretty much have every day off. Wow, this is like the quandary over time travel. If I go back in time and affect the past, will I still be here to write this post now? I know what YOU'RE thinking, please go back and change things so I don't write this blog.
I'll consider myself as having contributed to the well being of our country. No a little less than country, maybe state. No, maybe to my local community. I'm stuck. I think I'll ponder time travel again. Maybe I CAN go back and at least undo this post!
Have a safe and fun Labor Day.