Labor Day Reflections

Growing up on a ranch/farm in eastern Montana, I often heard from my folks, “Every day is Labor Day.”

cowCows don’t know when it’s a holiday or when Daylight Savings Time kicks in. Milk cows want to be milked at the same time every day. Beef cows need to be fed, even during a blizzard. Hay needs to be cut, baled and stacked when it’s ready–not next week after we take a vacation.

Hayfield-agricultureIf we were lucky enough to have a few days between haying season and grain harvesting season, we occasionally could take a short vacation–maybe to Glacier  or Yellowstone Park. Those were rare but memorable family trips.

So those of us who have Monday through Friday, 9-5 type jobs and get a day off on “Labor Day,” let’s consider ourselves lucky and give thanks for all those who do labor on this day.

Have a safe and happy weekend!

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Published in: on September 3, 2018 at 6:18 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Heidi: I worked in the healthcare industry for 40+ years. Working weekends and holidays was a given. You worked your “fair share” and really enjoyed the ones you were off. There were many negotiations amongst staff to get the biggies (Christmas and 4th of July) off. Labor Day was never worth arguing about.


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