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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Labor Day Weekend

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Traditionally, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer.

To mark the traditional end of the season, here is "Summer" from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons:

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Here's weather that allows for good grilling and some outdoor fun.


  1. ________ PRIMARY SOURCES ________

    Look well upon the men who dig in mines,
    And work machines in mills and factories grim.
    Be aware that those who tend the vines
    Or till the soil give much for wages slim.
    Reaping sowing, weeding, hoeing make
    Full the nation’s store of nutriment.
    Overland the burly truckers take
    Rich provisions and accoutrement
    Coast to coast. The teamsters load and haul
    Enormous hordes of stuff that we’ve empowered,
    Shipped in freighters, stored in silos tall,
    Delivered, well-displayed, and then devoured.
    Awards are due the goods and who supplies them,
    Yet the wise despise the guys who advertise them.

    ~ FreeThinke - The Sandpiper, Summer, 1996

    1. FT,
      Excellent acrostic sonnet! Thank you.

    2. Praise from Teacher is praise, indeed. ;-)

    3. FT,
      I've shared this sonnet with some of my students.

  2. Thank you for the Vivaldi AOW. His music is always so full of pulsing energy it never fails to make you want to get up and get moving. He's one of few who could manage to REJOICE in MINOR KEYS.

  3. Lovely picture and break. I've been enjoying the music twice while posting over at Ms. Z's. :) I hope you and Mr, AOW have a smooth and comfortable weekend together. Blessings.

    1. Baysider,
      Glad that you've enjoyed this musical selection. It's one of my personal favorites.

  4. Best wishes for an enjoyable holiday. Another fine choice of music!


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