Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

Shane Cashion

After a brutally hot summer where here in the Midwest we reached the one hundred degree mark as recently as this past weekend, I’m excited to see Labor Day on the calendar. I’m ready for cooler weather; baseball to give way to college football, soccer, and later basketball; the smell of bonfires and cinnamon coffee; Halloween; kettle corn; old jeans and tattered sweatshirts; the rich, comforting tones of autumn leaves; hayrides and pumpkin patches; s‘mores and caramel apples; familiar blankets; brown ales; and the anticipation of snow, bigger holidays, and a new year. I’m ready for it all.

Symbolically, Labor Day represents the end of summer. I prefer to think of it as the beginning of fall.


Mark W. Danielson said...

Happy Labor Day, Shane. And may we all remember why this holiday exists. One day it will happen in China, too.

Shane Cashion said...

Thank you, sir. I'm starting your book this week. The cover looks great!

Jaden Terrell said...

Happy Labor Day to you too, Shane. I've also always thought of the day after Labor Day as the beginning of fall, since that's when we always started back to school. It seemed to me that the weather always went from steaming to cool and foggy overnight, but maybe that was just because we got up so early to catch the bus!