I know y’all need a break from grilling and eating today so here are a few random Labor Day facts to ponder. We had our mini cookout on Sunday with Aaron and Erin but due to the continual rain some of the cooking was moved to the air fryer (brats turned out well) and Chris found a lull in the downpour to do the turkey burgers on the grill. Leftovers today and the forecast is still rain, rain, and more rain so our outdoor activities are limited. Hope yours aren’t. But on to the facts…
You CAN still wear white after Labor Day. Yippee! According to Emily Post the Victorian tradition is no longer followed and it is perfectly okay to don your white clothes after Labor Day. The traditional centered around the fact that vacationers wore white while at their vacation homes. Since I basically live in a vacation home I will wear white all year long, thank you very much.
Labor Day is the unofficial end of hot dog season. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs. Not true for my friends at Epworth UMC in Concord, NC who just recently restarted their Hot Dog Day on Thursdays after a COVID hiatus. I am telling you if you ever find yourself in Concord on a Thursday make your way to the Widenhouse Building on Burrage Avenue and get yourself a hot dog or two.
Americans worked 12-hour days seven days a week during the 19th century. The Adamson Act was passed on September 3, 1916 to establish an eight-hour work day.
Oregon was the first US state to make Labor Day a legal holiday in 1887. We’re happy all of the other states followed their trail.
More than half of Americans are expected to travel over Labor Day weekend.
And finally, for my sister who loves Waffle House, the first Waffle house opened on Labor Day. In 1955, in Avondale Estates, GA, the very first Waffle House opened its doors to the public.
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