Did you know the first Labor Day celebration was held in New York in 1882 with a picnic and a parade? Oregon was the first state to set aside an official holiday, in 1887, and in 1894, President Grover Cleveland and Congress made it a legal federal holiday for everyone. Outside the US, especially in Europe, the first of May, also known as May Day, is the day the labor force is honored.
We are usually in the midst of beautiful weather this time of year but not this Labor Day—we even saw a little snow Sunday when we took a drive to Neihart, MT to visit friends Royal and Nancy. Please excuse the blurry photos! As we traveled along yesterday, there appeared to be a mass exodus of RVs heading for home and who could blame them—it started raining Saturday night and was literally pouring rain on Sunday—not good camping weather!
And not good weather for the annual Neihart Days celebration. Those folks are hardy and strung tarps in among the trees to give shelter from the rain but it was dang cold too! Royal is a world class pig roaster and provides the meat for this yearly party—we sampled a bite or two before heading for home.
It was back to town for the cowboy today where he labored on Labor Day—making good progress with the shower install. Emmi and I held down the fort here at home. I’m custom quilting a small table topper quilt for my friend Jeane—custom quilting is hard on the neck and shoulders so I take frequent breaks and Emmi is glad—more ball playing!
Again, not much blog worthy going on around here.