Friday, September 4, 2009

Say Goodbye to Summer


School may have started and it might feel like fall, but Labor Day Weekend, for most Americans, represents summer's last hurrah. . . last chance to get out and away and into something like this. . .


Whatever you have planned for your "last hurrah", don't forget to keep in mind that this is a holiday meant to honor the hard-working men and women throughout the history of our country who built this nation into one of the world's best and most desired places to live. And remember too that there are many among us who wish to be working hard but are either under-employed or altogether unemployed because of the troubles in our current economy. Count yourself among the lucky if you have the luxury of a job that allows you these three days of leisure before getting back to work again next week. No grumbling allowed come Tuesday morning.

10 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

That shingled, solitary beach house looks very like where I myself said goodbye to Summer last week! Sigh.
Best wishes for a lovely holiday weekend!

Struggler said...

You make a great point; we'd miss our jobs soon enough if they were taken away!

for the love of a house said...

Great post Tracy.... and a wonderful reminder of the true meaning of the holiday.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
joan

Marcy said...

Your images are wonderful... and the perspective on having a job is an excellent reminder. Thank you!

Jen Kershner said...

Your images of summer make me feel a little sad to see it go but I am always so happy for fall to arrive.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I am so ready for some down time... your pictures have touched me. I work too much...thanks for coming by.

Maria Killam said...

It's so sad, that summers over!! Here in Canada, school doesn't start until after labour day so it seems strange to be reading blogs where kids are back to school the last week of August!

I want to go to some of those places!

Hill Country House Girl said...

What beautiful images! I kept thinking "oh I love this - it's my favorite" and then I would scroll down and think the same thing again! What a treat. I am just happy to be home for three days to relax, and I do not take it for granted. Thanks for a lovely post.

Renae said...

Great pictures...great words. We DO need to stop and thank those that sacrificed much four our country and be thankful for what we have. Love the beach and waterskiing!
Blessings...

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh great post. You are totally right. We have stop and be thankful of what we have.

I had a great last hurrah! I hope you did too!!!