Contact Us

Neighbors Put Down Your Labors

It’s Labor Day today (Monday)…a national holiday that originated back in the 1880′s at the uging of union officials who wanted to show “The strength & esprit de corps of the trade & labor organizations.” The U.S. Department of Labor submits that at one seminal event in New York City, “At first they were afraid that the celebration was going to be a failure. Many of the workers in the parade had to lose a day’s pay in order to participate. When the parade got underway, only a handful of workers were in it, while hundreds of people stood on the sidewalk jeering at them. But then slowly they came-200 workers & band from the Jewelers’ Union showed up & joined the parade. Then came a group of bricklayers with another band. By the time they reached the park, it was estimated that there were 10.000 marchers in the parade in support of workers.” In 1894, Congress took up the idea & established it as an annual observation on the first Monday in September. Thus, THIS year, Labor Day comes on the earliest possible day, TODAY, September 1st! My only wish for today is that 2 of my heroes have some slack & get the day off because they deserve it. I’m talking about poor Dagwood Bumstead employed by that tyrant, Julius Dithers, at the J. C. Dithers Company, & Dilbert who has to answer to the Pointy Haired Boss! Here’s to a safe, Happy Labor Day from the Puffman

More From K96

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k96fm.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on K96 FM: Wide Open Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on K96 FM: Wide Open Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!