Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

The fourth person from the left is my mother. She had the most beautiful smile and genuine heart. She was dedicated to her family and her profession .. she was a RN and college professor in nursing and also was an officer in the USAF. And back in the 1960's .. that was really something! The reason I am sharing all of this is she was an amazing American .. true through and through .. as well as a strong believer in EQUAL rights, no matter gender, race, religion or anything else .... and well I think Labor Day is a great day to remember all she stood for and believed in .. and just how hard she worked ... as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, nurse, volunteer, teacher, and all the other caps she wore. (She did love the traditions of nursing. Here are a couple interesting websites about the nursing pinning and uniform ... http://www.hackley.org/about/history/nurses_cap.php and http://www.civilization.ca/hist/infirm/inint01e.html

Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the working man". Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894. Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.
So anyway, I am not ready for the end of summer and I hope I didn't bore you with the links .. I think they are all very interesting ... and I am not ready for the end of summer! So with all of that being said, I am off to "a Labor Day Weekend show" (name the man that made that line famous .. can you sing along with me?) Have a great weekend everyone ... I hope to blog before I go, but just in case ... Allison!


Stephanie Christian said...

That is very interesting about the nurses' caps. I never knew that the stripes represented something and they actually had "Capping Ceremonies". Thank you for sharing that!

sylvie said...

I love that you blogged about your hero and mine!! She was a force to be reconned(spelling?), but a loving inspiration to all that knew her! Your heart is a mirror image of what she meant to us all!
Love the website, love the blogging, love it all!
Congrats ladies...soooo cool!!!