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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor day Celebration

Being a Home schooling Mom I had to turn Labor day into an opportunity. ..well of course.
And I learned a few things myself.
I learned the change in the horrible work conditions was brought on by one person Peter McGuire. And that the first Union organized was National Union of Carpenters, in Chicago.
Last but not least is a traditional picnic meal for Labor day...Oh you know I was all over that.
OK I said food, I know your expecting some scrumptious vittles. And I do mean scrumptious.
Daddy on his Third Bowl

Irish Stew, homemade bread and apple pie is the traditional Labor day picnic.  Workers and celebrants enjoyed the first labor day on September 5, 1882. 
The feast
And I LABORED in the kitchen all morning...with some little helpers. A blanket was laid, dishes brought out and the workers and celebrators feasted.
Workers at rest
Then I LABORED after wards cleaning everything up. But fun was had by all...me and my little family.