Happy Labor Day from Story Empire

Hello, SEers! Mae here wishing all those in the U.S. and Canada a happy Labor Day! If you live outside of these countries, I hope your Monday is spectacular as well. Labor Day is a celebration of workers, first recognized as a Federal Holiday in the United States in 1894.  For many, it signals the last hurrah of summer.

When I was in school, we didn’t have long winter and spring breaks. As a result, we didn’t go back to classes until the day after Labor Day. Now, most schools begin the new year at some point in late August. Personally, I’d rather have a longer summer to enjoy, and prefer the way the school calendar used to be structured.

clear pitcher with water and strawberries on tray on grass. Glass beside pitcher has clear water and strawberries plus striped straw

“Summer” usually ended with a Labor Day picnic. Today with the long holiday weekend, I’m sure many families are holding cookouts and barbeques. Which is why I’ve closed comments on this post. I hope you are enjoying the holiday with family and friends. Maybe you’ll even sneak in some writing time. Long weekends are great for grabbing some time on your WIP or dreaming up a new project.

However you choose to celebrate (or simply enjoy your Monday), the gang at Story Empire wishes you a fabulous day. We’ll be back to our regular blogging routine beginning this Wednesday post. See you then!

Bio box for author, Mae Clair