Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day has been around for over 100 years. According to the US Department of Labor:

"Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day...is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
In my neck of the woods, Labor Day is about one thing---FOOD---and lots of it. Who am I kidding everyday is about food here in the south. But Labor day is the last weekend of summer. Time for some really good BBQ.

I've been grillin' for 2 days now. Everything is good to go. We'll be chowin' down in a few short hours. Got everything you could possibly want to eat. Topping the meal off with some homemade ice cream and ice cold watermelon. Them's good eats.

It's really not about all the food. It has always been a family thing for us. That's the most important thing. So y'all enjoy your holiday.

3 comments:

DietKing2 said...

Next year, I'm coming to you for BBQ!!! Can't get that here in NYC!!
Hope you had a wonderful day with the family!
Adam;-)

BamaGal said...

Adam honey---you want me to fed ex you a plate???

I've got enough leftovers to eat the whole month and not have to cook.

I did a Boston Butt, a beef brisket, some baby back ribs, chicken halves, hotdogs and hamburgers, a TBone for my dad and BIL as well as a slew of sides.

You are more than welcome to join us anytime for some good ol' southern hospitality.

DietKing2 said...

Awww, you're sweet! My goodness the menu sounds outrageous!
And one of these days I'll take you up on your lovely offer!

What are you using for bbq sauce? Some of the low carb sauces out there are yicky!!
Adam;-)