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The Origins of Labor Day!

Labor Day means the end of summer to most, but to Hearts 'n Flowers it says, pumpkins, gourds and wheat!

Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (Sept. 3 in 2012) that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

It also means, back to school, new sneakers, backpacks and fancy clothes for kids.

In the floral industry we gear up for pumpkins, gourds and all of the wonderful gold, rust and bronze flowers.

Fall is one of my favorite times of year, when I look forward to the turning leaves, the rustling sound of them swirling on the ground and children making high piles and jumping in!

Just like the rule that you can't wear white after Labor Day, in the floral industry, we do the same. All of our summer containers are put away and out comes the orange, red and yellows! 

I know it's sad to say goodbye to summer, but in my business, I can't wait for fall! GO PATS!!!

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Sean McCrea September 04, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Vote JOHN SLATTERY and honor Labor Day 2012. Get out the vote this Thursday for JOHN SLATTERY, Second Essex, State Senate Democratic Primary! The working class of Peabody, Salem and Beverly have been fighting too long and too hard to sleep on this candidate. The rights and influence of working class American folks are collapsing due to policies that embrace unlimited conservative campaign contributions, U.S.-led globalized trade that promotes cheap overseas labor, the deterioration of U.S. labor rights, conservative pressure to keep health care an expensive consumer commodity, the blind-faith support of militaristic adventurism that sends our kids to war for the sake of cheap dirty energy, and the denial of voting rights to our country's minority populations. JOHN SLATTERY is the only candidate for State Senate who has the best interests of our District's working class at the forefront of his agenda. Let's not consider Mary-Ellen Manning, who at the Salem Moose Lodge debate deemed Massachusetts' progressive and successful Health program "unconstitutional." Let's show our dissatisfaction that Joan Lovely considers bus drivers, janitors, grave-diggers and street-pavers "special interest" groups. Wake up all of you who work with your hands for a living, who sweat for a modest paycheck, and let's keep Massachusetts a BLUE DEMOCRATIC STATE... a state like our mothers and fathers wished it to be, and their parents before that. VOTE SLATTERY: an advocate for those who work.

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