In the earliest part of the 20th century, Labor Day celebrated all the workers of America who contributed to its economy, growth and well-being.
It also used to signal the beginning of a new school year. As a retired teacher, classes started on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, during all 36 years of my teaching career, with the exception of the last year, when the school board decided to have school begin the first week of August.
Today, Labor Day tells us that summer is winding down, that weather temperatures will begin to cool off and, if you don’t live in the desert, that fall colors are on their way.
However you spend this three-day weekend, enjoy it!