Is Summer Really Over?

Summer doesn’t officially end till late September. But once the kids are back in school and the commute lengthens because of returning vacationers, it feels like the end of a season. Luckily we have a national holiday to ease our transition into autumn.

What are your plans for the Labor Day holiday?

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5 Responses to “Is Summer Really Over?”

  1. Joanne Says:

    We will be hosting the Annual Kratz Family “Seafood Night” on Sunday. Fair trade coffee, tea & chocolate will be served, of course.

  2. Amy Aiken Says:

    I am single, have no children, and my family lives across the country. I always make it a point to work on Labor Day. This gives someone who wants to/needs to have the weekend off the ability to spend time with their loved ones. Also, there’s nothing like a check with some overtime pay on it to help brighten things up when the sun begins to set earlier in the day.

  3. Nancy Newell Says:

    Labor Day!!! A day to celebrate the workers of America! What would our country be without the construction workers, the clerks and cashiers, office workers, medical and governmental workers? We are the life blood of the country. This year Labor Day, hubby’s birthday and our Anniversary all fall on the same week end. We are starting out in Marietta, OH on Friday and ending on Monday in Lima, OH. We have many blessings to be thankful for; work, health, family and my faith. Have a blessed and safe holiday.

  4. Meadow Says:

    I will spend time with my family and enjoy some barbeques. On Labor Day, I will be working with low income families providing educational services such as tutoring to students struggling in school. What a nice way to commemorate! It’s always nice to be able to step back and actively participate in the improvement of our society in some way. Raising a healthy family and working toward the improvment of our world is definitely something to be proud of.

  5. Betty Cosgray Says:

    Dear CRS,
    I am happy to see CRS back to focusing on world hunger versus hunger in the United States. We are so blessed to have many programs to help those who need food: food pantries, Food Stamps, free Breakfast and Lunch programs for school children, Meals on Wheels, Welfare, Aid to Dependent Children, and many more. I’m sure some people still go hungry in America but mainly because of abuse or neglect of children and the elderly, street people on drugs or alcohol and the mentally ill or mentally handicapped who will not go to shelters provided. Try as we may, some of the people in these groups will always slip through the cracks either because they have no family to get them the help available or those who should be caring for them are abusng or neglecting them instead.
    The case is much different in some other countries where the food is just not available. We need to reach out to help these people learn to farm so they can eat now and for years to come.

    Betty Cosgray
    Garland, Texas
    [editor’s note: Catholic Relief Services’ work has always focused on serving the poor overseas. Catholic Charities’ mission is to U.S. poor.]

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