Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day

Labor Day was originally formed to recognize the economic and social contributions of American workers. It was voted a holiday by Congress after a number of workers were killed during the Pullman Strike of 1894 when Grover Cleveland was president.~~~~~ Now it is a day that signifies the last time white should be worn and the beginning of the school year.~~~In sports - it is the first day of the NFL and college football games.~~~~~And it is generally celebrated by barbeques and end of summer vacations.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Who has seen the wind?~~~~Neither I nor you:~~~~But when the leaves hang trembling,~~~~ The wind is passing through.~~~~~~~~Who has seen the wind?~~~~Neither you nor I:~~~~ But when the trees bow down their heads,~~~~The wind is passing by.~~~Christina Rossetti~~~~ There is nothing like the wind - an invisible force of nature. Rather it be the slightest breeze or a hurricane force. Something we can feel but not see. Pretty amazing when you think about it.