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Happy Labor Day, to U.S.

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Clanad | 15:43 Mon 01st Sep 2008 | News
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The holiday here in the U.S., that traditionally signals the end of summer, back-to-school, get the fire wood ready holiday is Labor Day (first Monday of September)... today. It's designed to honor the working men and women, especially those who make a living by the strength of their arm and the stoutness of their back. Those ideals which built the U.S. originally....

PSALM OF THOSE WHO GO FORTH BEFORE DAYLIGHT

The policeman buys shoes slow and careful; the teamster buys gloves slow and careful; they take care of their feet and hands; they live on their feet and hands.

The milkman never argues; he works alone and no one speaks to him; the city is asleep when he is on the job; he puts a bottle on six hundred porches and calls it a day's work; he climbs two hundred wooden stairways; two horses are company for him; he never argues.

The rolling-mill men and the sheet-steel men are brothers of cinders; they empty cinders out of their shoes after the day's work; they ask their wives to fix burnt holes in the knees of their trousers; their necks and ears are covered with a smut; they scour their necks and ears; they are brothers of cinders.


Carl Sandburg


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Indeed, I hope you and yours have a good day, C. I just wished my son in Houston the same for him and his earlier today.
Hard life, but real life. I wish every one to have a nice day for whatever, where ever and however they are. And I give my good wishes specially to those Americans and all the others who are yet again looking at another Huricane looming towards their homes.
Hi Clanad,

I wish you, your family and friends, a Happy Labor Day.

First time i've seen that Psalm, i've copied it for my collection.

Have a good one.
Well a very happy labour day to you and your family then.
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This is a little wierd, Q... my oldest son and family live in Houston... he's a petroleum engineer... Thanks for sentiments, one and all!
hope you had a good day, Clanad... as I am still waiting for summer here, I won't be celebrating for a while.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7592649.stm
Curiouser and curiouser, C! My middle son is an electronics engineer who heads up some department at Baker-Hughes, so also, in a sense, a 'petroleum' emgineer, if you see what I mean. Mind you, I imagine one would find oneself tripping over such people as our lads in any Houston shopping mall! Cheers

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