Labor Day…A Celebration of Workers

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Labor Day…A Celebration of Workers


Many years ago, Larry’s daughter spent the summer with us while she was on college break. She had to find a summer job, though, and not spend all summer lounging by the pool.

After two days as an employee at a video rental store (remember those), she proclaimed that the work was too hard and she was tired.

Larry told her…this is why it’s called work


It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore Roosevelt

Labor Day is meant to celebrate and honor the many contributions that American workers have made. Yes, it’s a day when many have off…when we enjoy backyard cookouts…when some prepare to begin their school year…and yes…the end of summer.

Whether we work in an office or at home…are outdoors all day doing physical labor or in a retail environment…in a hospital or school…we are making a contribution to our families and our community. 


Our wonderful country was built upon the hard work of people willing to get the job done, no matter how long it took. By those who weren’t afraid of getting dirty or by those who did not say “that’s not my job.”


We come from those who did not expect to get paid unless they did the work or had a job. Time to circle back to this!



Happy Labor Day!

Nothing will work unless you do.

 Maya Angelou

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
Doug Larson

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Comments (26)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that the younger generation these days isn't much for putting in work.  I have seen so many younger people go from job to job because of one thing or another.  I feel they will never succeed until they are willing to put in the work and do a good job.  It makes me sad to see parents enable them by allowing them to stay without having to contribute to the household.

Sep 05, 2022 05:13 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

My daughter worked at a video store for 2 summers and loved it..she cataloged all the videos to on-line and loved all the taught her so much. The owners sold the store at just the right time to Blockbuster and made a lot of money! Love the quote from Maya Angelou ~ Nothing will work unless you do.

Sep 05, 2022 05:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Back in the day when my Dad had his body shop, Labor Day was a work day dedicated to catch-up! The big difference is we knocked off at 3 to enjoy the holiday. Oh how times have changed. Enjoy your day.

Sep 05, 2022 06:10 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - I like what Ed Silva said that this country was built on hard work and that we can achieve our dreams in America by working for them.

Sep 05, 2022 06:16 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Happy Labor day, a great holiday but an even better day to write an offer and a listing.  Have a safe holiday.

Sep 05, 2022 06:58 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Funny story about Larry's daughter's two days of "work". It will be a BBQ for us today if the weather holds up. Hope your day is filled with relaxation and fun!

Sep 05, 2022 07:25 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm very lucky to have enjoyed each of the jobs I've had and very happy to be retired now!

Sep 05, 2022 07:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Wonderful 'working' post, Kathy! Always told the boys to find something they enjoy, they will be doing that for a long time. Happy Labor Day to you and Larry!

Sep 05, 2022 07:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy HAPPY LABOR DAY to you.  I hope it is a very relaxing and enjoyable one for you and Larry!!!

Sep 05, 2022 12:49 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib thank you, wishing you a Happy Labor Day too!

Sep 05, 2022 02:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy Kelley thank you and I hope that you and Chef Dolores have had a fun Labor Day. 

Sham Reddy CRS I love his quotes!!!

Sep 05, 2022 03:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti precisely!  It's better when you're doing something you love but work isn't always easy. 

Happy Labor Day Nina Hollander, Broker I agree. It's important for parents or guardians to instill a good work ethic in their children. 

Sep 05, 2022 04:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Michael Jacobs I remember when Larry and I would head to Blockbuster and roam the aisles for something to watch at home. That was fun. 

Joan Cox you have what many don't have!!!  Good for you. 

Sep 05, 2022 04:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Brian England you and I are on the same page, my friend, I admire the extended family we had in FL. All of their children started working very early and today are productive adults. 


Dorie Dillard Austin TX good for your daughter. I think it's harder on children when we don't have them work until after college. By then, all of their friends are used to working!

Sep 05, 2022 04:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin look at how many things are open on Labor Day...all day!  I would think that body shops would be busy on Labor Day because workers who did have off could get work done. 

Grant Schneider it's exactly what our country was built on. People new that if they worked hard they could achieve their dream. 

Sep 05, 2022 04:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home any day is a good day for that!!!  Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day. 

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  Hope you got to have your BBQ!  we had the family over yesterday so we took it easy today. Ribs on the grill!

Sep 05, 2022 04:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sharon Tara I've always enjoyed mine. Aren't you glad you have the RV now and not the boat!!!

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I saw your photo of the Silo at night!!! gorgeous. 

Sep 05, 2022 04:31 PM
Sharon Tara

100%   HaHa

Sep 06, 2022 08:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi George Souto it was. I hope that yours was relaxing and fun and full of good things to eat. 

Hi John Pusa Happy Labor Day to you as well!!!! Have a wonderful week ahead. 

Sep 05, 2022 04:33 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The history of workers in this country isn't always pleasant to hear.  There were years of unsafe working standards, child labor, and other issues.  We've come a long way, but likely still have a long way to go.  

Sep 05, 2022 07:54 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I always enjoy my Sunday reading assignments. You have given me much food for thought Kathy 🙂

Sep 05, 2022 08:48 PM