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Labor Day

Monday, September 05, 2011

Every year I see people pack up their vehicles, trudge off to the expressway, have fun, enjoy the day off..
How many people actually know or even stop and think of what the day means???
Do they realize that 100 years ago, five and six year old kids were slave labor in factories, , no schooling, no bathrooms, no food or fresh air, sunlight, 12 hour shifts for everybody? Grease, oil, lint, water, all breathed in, for three fourths of one's life?
One day, 10,000 workers decided they had enough, after meeting secretly to unite(union) and show their group force to make industry notice and make changes. They went a long time without pay, some were beaten to death, maimed, , their families starved, because they had no wages, BUT these people stuck to it and after a long, hard row to hoe, they formed unions, made demands, and started to get rights for the people that made the rich people R-I_C_H!!!

Kids went back to school, inspectors and union officers made sure that businesses kept their word. Something we all take for granted today, clean, safe work environment, INDOOR BATHROOMS, ventilation, lights, vermin removal,etc.. a DAY OFF, not seven days a week jobs.
Parents should tell their kids that this is what the day is about: dignity and respect for your fellow man.


  
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OCTOBER2842 9/6/2011 7:08PM

    Wow, you know alot. You must be a union worker. My DH was too. We never had a union at the bank and they did what they wanted to do. Little guys did the work and the big wigs got bonuses.

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TABBYARTS 9/5/2011 10:07PM

    Thanks for the history lesson. It is important not to forget.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/5/2011 4:27PM

    Wow! i actually didn't know this. thanks for the lesson Lin!

You deserved the day off and ahd to slave. Poo!

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ASHNICKL0VE 9/5/2011 4:11PM

  Way to say it!! To be honest..I didn't fully understand the day other than labor meaning work..n not working..a day off...thanks for the insight! I will deffinately look at it in a lot better light from now on!!

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Sunday

Sunday, September 04, 2011

So glad I went to church last evening instead of today.. Up at 3 a.m., got lots to do,, scrub kitchen floor, mow moms lawn, dishes, laundry, prep bag for hospital for DD.. (she will need snacks and my papers for Rx's,etc..
one more work day(tomorrow) and I can finish things here at home,, get more bills paid,,make appointments..

  
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OCTOBER2842 9/5/2011 6:25AM

    Timeis getting short. Good luck with surgery

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GRACIELA_ELENA 9/5/2011 12:01AM

    Wow, that is an early start but hope you get all you wanted done and everything goes well.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/4/2011 11:17AM

    All I have to say is WOW!


If I'm right she won't even be at the Hospital long enough for snacks. It will all go so fat.
Get some rest in, too. emoticon

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Saturday

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Still 90% humidity, a/c on,, wondering when that 60 degrees will start outdoors.. lots to do..

  
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GRACIELA_ELENA 9/3/2011 6:03PM

    Bummer but hope the cooler temps come on for both of us!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/3/2011 4:34PM

    99 here today. Indoors no fans no a/c on windows all opened and maple trees galore around. cooler than cool. robert says i's blazing hot out there.

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KASEYCOFF 9/3/2011 9:30AM

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RSSSLHB 9/3/2011 6:56AM

    Have a emoticonday emoticon

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MIchigan weather!!!

Friday, September 02, 2011

90 degrees today(90% humidity); 60 degrees tomorrow!!! Central air on today,, campfire tomorrow..

  
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XOCHELSEA 9/3/2011 3:29PM

    Campfires and bonfires are what I always miss most about summer!

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KASEYCOFF 9/3/2011 9:30AM

    Whew, I'm glad we don't (or very rarely) suffer the sauna-weather! I'll take 60 and a campfire anytime, lol...
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GRACIELA_ELENA 9/3/2011 12:15AM

    Send us in AZ some of those cooler temps...we wont get them here until the end of October but are really wanting them. Enjoy your weekend!

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HADYDADUBR 9/2/2011 9:20PM

    Here too.
I hope we don't get another tornado like two weeks ago.

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KILLERANGEL47 9/2/2011 7:11PM

    Omg! The weather changes very quickly over there!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/2/2011 4:37PM

    well here I'm freezing cold in the house and hotter n hell outside

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more lab work

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Got my pre-op labs done today after work, I am so tired that by the time I lie on that gurney, I won't need any anesthetic!!!!!!
90 degrees tomorrow, 60 the next!! Swimming is in my future after work tomorrow!!
WOndering how my friends Nick and Monika ar edoing on their 42 mile hike between Munising and Grand Marais in Upper Peninsula of Michigan!! It is where I just left..

Tomorrow I will find out what time my surgery is Tuesday,, glad when this fiasco is over...

  
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KASEYCOFF 9/3/2011 9:27AM

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SARAHTHESTRONG 9/2/2011 12:36PM

    Best wishes!! I hope it goes smoothly and you recover fast!! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/2/2011 1:10AM

    I'll be glad when it's over, too. You wll be getting lots of rest for a couple days.

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RONIREDD 9/1/2011 8:20PM

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OCTOBER2842 9/1/2011 8:07PM

    WISH YOU LUCK, I AM SURE IT WILL GO WELL

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NEWRUNNINGSHOES 9/1/2011 7:37PM

    Hope everything goes well for your surgery on Tuesday.

I am hoping to swim tomorrow to beat the heat too. This crazy Michigan weather!

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23KAIYA 9/1/2011 6:34PM

    Hope it goes well and you have a speedy recovery. emoticon

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