Monday, September 5, 2016

It's Labor Day in the USA


Labor Day is a U.S. Federal holiday.  It is celebrated on the first Monday in September.   It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and is considered the unofficial end of summer.  Canada's Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September.

Labor Day is called the "unofficial end of summer" because it marks the end of the cultural summer season (summer officially ends at the September Equinox).   Many autumn activities, such as school and sports, begin about this time.

In the United States, many school districts resume classes around the Labor Day holiday weekend. Most begin the week before, making Labor Day weekend the first three-day weekend of the school calendar, while others return the Tuesday following Labor Day, allowing families one final getaway before the school year begins. Some districts across the Midwest, those that rely heavily on tourist trade, opt to begin school after Labor Day.

The little old lady who lives in a shoe has looked forward to Labor Day all summer.

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe,

She had so many children she knew exactly what to do.

The day after Labor Day she sent them back to school.

I think we can all empathize with her.

because she definitely has a brood.

Materials used were an image from an old nursery rhyme book that I turned into a tape transfer.  I colored the background with some of my handmade shimmering mist, but it doesn't scan well.


Thank you for visiting.  I'm very grateful.  I hope you'll join Bleubeard and me as we celebrate Labor Day and join us at Art Journal Journey where we're celebrating Back to School. 





And because this entry also qualifies for Try it on Tuesday's children theme, I'm joining them, too.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

what a great page! kids here go back to school too about now so my bus to work will be busier from today!
(I only catalogue my stamps and stencils so I know what I have, none of the other "stuff") I used to take it with me to shows etc but it's too big now, I have to rely on memory....)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful and fun page for AJJ and TIOT, LOVE it. Yes, with so many children, sending them to school would have been the best solution, that's for sure! Thanks for telling us a bit about the system over there, too, as it's rather different here. This page has made me happy, great idea, you are rocking the show at AJJ! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Fantastic and fun your page today. Enjoy whatever you have planned.

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A lovely lovely lovely page Elizabeth!
Made for me..
O.k: am not very old- just in the eyes of my daughter I am quite old - have just one child - and don't live in a shoe -
but I did look forward all summer to schoolstart again...- yes indeed -lol.
Today we have the first day at school again..
so I am happy ...♥♥♥
Happy new week - enjoy your Labor Day!

oxo Susi

froebelsternchen Susi said...

and forgot to mention

LOVELY EILIZABETH! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday as well!
oxo Susi

Darla said...

Another very clever page. You are on a roll! I like tape transfers although I haven't used one on anything in quite some time.

Meggymay said...

A realy great, fun page and your version of the children's rhyme is super.
I am pleased you are telling us snippets about your school system, it is so different to here in the UK.
Thank you also for coming over to see us at TioT's as well.
Yvonne xx

~*~Patty S said...

Your old mother in the shoe page is totally brilliant E!
L♥ve it along with your clever verse.
It makes me think of a popular commercial where parents are singing "it's the the most wonderful time of the year" and kicking up their heels :-)
Hope you're having a very nice Labor Day weekend.
We've had windows open gorgeous sunny days BUT scorching hot will be back soon.
oxo

Jeanie said...

Love the whimsy and fun of this Elizabeth! Yes, I'll bet she checks off the days till school starts with great regularity!

sirkkis said...

What a wonderful, informative page. Perfect for school and children themes. Beautifully made. Thank you for sharing with us at TioT.

Divers and Sundry said...

No white shoes after Labor Day, that's what I think of this time of year. I haven't had any white shoes in decades, but it's still what comes to mind. We never started school until after Labor Day, but the kids around here have been in class for weeks. Times change.

Gibby Frogett said...

Thanks for explaining about labor day etc Elizabeth - wishing you a happy one.
I adore your page today and the change of words :) she certainly has a very large, fab looking family and in need of a good rest :)
(thanks for your visits and lovely comments)
Enjoy your day... Gill x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your fun page! My grandchildren go back to school this week - one tomorrow and the other two on Wednesday - just as the weather is about to get better! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

This is a riot Elizabeth. Yup, I bet she was counting the minutes ever since school was let out in June (or late May). Hope you had a great Labor Day. Hugs-Erika

Sandy said...

Sometimes I just fall head over heels in love with something and your creation is one of those things -- I love it!!!!
By the way, I just subscribed to your blog. Thanks for visiting me Sugar and leaving such a nice comment!
Sandy xx