Only in America do we have a day set aside for LABOR and then relish in the fact that we take it off and DON’T WORK! 🙂 God bless the USA.
The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York. It became a federal holiday in 1894 following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. Military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Railcar Strike. Fearing further conflict, President Grover Cleveland reconciled with the labor movement making Labor Day a national holiday observed by all U.S. states, District of Columbia, & U.S. territories.
Being the smart butt I am, (some would say without even trying) 🙂 I’ve included a photo of myself snoozing in a hammock with beer in-hand to rub in the fact that I’ve already written my daily blog and I’m in ‘Relax Mode’ doing absolutely nothing for the rest of my ‘Labor-FREE Day’! 🙂
Warning: Objects in this photo may appear larger than they actually are! Please, no comments about what appears to be my size 26 Shaquille O’Neal sized shoes! 🙂
Happy Labor Day from Mr. 365 Days
THANK YOU AGAIN! Amazing to think that any single blog on FaceBooks ‘365 Things To Do In The Florida Keys’ or ‘Shoestring Weekends.Com’ would ever be read 2,800 times is mind-boggling to me… that’s ONE BLOG, but it happened!
Wow, 365 blogs without missing a single day, I even amaze myself at times! 🙂 I never know which topics are going to hit or miss with readers interests. Here’s the TOP 5 BLOGS of this past year which ended yesterday July 7th, 2011.
THE #1 BLOG OF THE YEAR is: Undying Love – A True Horror Story!
#2 close behind is: Ernest Hemingway’s Boat
#3: The Boat That Won WWII
#4 which I can’t understand why 🙂 is: Key West’s Key Lime Green Limo
#5: Key West Cemetery – Epitaphs (part 2)
The most surprising of all falls in at #18 which isn’t a blog at all! It’s you the readers trying to find out who I am! I’ve gone all this time without ever ONCE mentioning my name although showing my photo. I’ve never hidden it but never voluntarily shared it either… until then, I’m simply Mr. 365 Days! 🙂
#18 for the YEAR is: ABOUT (beside the menu bar selection ‘HOME’ seen above the logo on ShoestringWeekends.Com)
The busiest single day was July 4th 2011 shattering the previous readership record set just 5 days earlier! I’m already looking forward to the next 365 day journey together!
Thank You So Very Much!
Mr. 365 Days
Talk about a tip, here’s a SUPER one for you! I’ve committed to giving you one thing to do or see in the Florida Keys everyday of the entire year. Here’s a place that has 100’s of them listed Mile-By-Mile in pictorial fashion by attractions. You can see in advance Mile-By-Mile picking and choosing from an ever-growing catalogue of 434 photos. Each photo has a descriptive explanation along with its corresponding Mile Marker location and in most instances on what side of the road.
You can find this photographic wealth of knowledge by simply clicking the website here http://www.flickr.com/photos/shoestringweekends and then looking to the right column for the photo category named “Florida Keys Mile-By-Mile” with the Conch Republic boat photo pictured below. So browse away, I’m always adding photos so keep checking back every few weeks for more interesting tourist sites & attractions along your ride down US-1 South. Enjoy your virtual drive down the Florida Keys!