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Post by jeanebellini on Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:52 pm

i saw an ad for the telethon yesterday so its started me thinking about labor day.
does anyone in here do anything special for the holiday or is it just another day off for most? (I'm pretty sure i'll be working since mostly its kids who work where i am and they all are either going back to college (or gone back by then) or they want to spend the weekend down the shore.
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Post by BobCat on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:00 pm

We were going to get together with some other small dog owners that I met online, because we were going to be on "staycation" that week, but it turns out Wesley may have to work - maybe even on Labor Day itself. Drat.
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Post by jeanebellini on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:17 pm

could you do a little afternoon meet up at a doggy park? (I've known folks who do that...they do that once a month or a couple times a year).
hopefully he won't be working ALL weekend!
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Post by fiffur on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:30 pm

Just a day off for me, nothing special planned yet.
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Post by jeanebellini on Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:17 pm

stupid question...but do fire depts or legions or vfws or anything still have barbeques etc on the major holidays anymore? the legion back home always had a big chicken 'barbeque' (was really more like a giant version of the smokers i saw down in TX....the chicken always smelled the same and smelled SOOO good!) on Memorial Day and Labor Day.
they made up dinners in those sectioned off foam boxes. i can remember just what you got too...either a 1/4 or 1/2 chicken, a little dish of cole slaw, a little dish of beans (pretty much homemade bakes beans....my parents used to make them quite often!),a hand full of potato chips, a drink and dessert...piece of pie or cake.
the last i had it you got the half chicken meal for $5 or less.
nobody around here does that so i'm wondering if it was a mid western thing??
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:33 pm


Not that I know of anymore. That's too bad because you could get
some really get some great food at really dirt cheap prices. I have
know idea what I'm doing. I don't think Trinity is doing anything
but who knows.
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Post by jeanebellini on Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:35 pm

when i was in tx there were a lot of churches who did lunches like that to raise money. ladies who worked at the store used to take our orders and then somebody would bring the dinners for us at work. i loved it cuz i rarely got real home cooked food back then. (and i'd love it again if i knew somebody who did it!)
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Post by fiffur on Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:36 pm

Ours do sometimes, as fundraisers. They're out today collecting at the intersection downtown, using a fireman's boot as a jug. It's for helping injured children this time, I think.
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Post by jeanebellini on Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:22 pm

found out i'm working labor day (not surprised)but its kinda weird hours...noon til 4:30. i'll probably be walking both ways that day.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:56 pm

I'll be hoping for decent weather for you Jeane!

Still nothing special planned here.
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Post by jeanebellini on Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:50 pm

i bet the firemen were out with their boot collecting money for MDA. this is the time of year when they do that so they can go to the telethon with a check.

i'm watching the NJ news to see what the deal is with Earl and whether we'll get hit before Labor Day.
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Post by gbste on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:04 am

I plan to sleep in and stay off the highways. Cool
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Post by fluffnstuff on Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:26 am

I have never heard of police or fire depts let alone any business doing anything like barbecues for the major holidays. There is a church(at least I think it's a church) that put on a strawberry fest every June. I don't know how many thousands of strawberry shortcake they sell every year. I think it's done as a fundraiser of some sort.
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Post by lovekitties on Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:57 pm

every year I say I'm going to go to the Shinnecock powwow out on Long Island and I end up not going. and this year it's right in the path or the Hurricane.
Nothing special this weekend. probably just chill and do some delving in the apartment.
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Post by jeanebellini on Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:10 pm

i saw that advertised on tv and wonder if you went to it,lk.

as far as i know i;'ll be walking to work and working all afternoon and walking home. (I'll be walking almost as many hours as i'l;l be working that day!)since nobody in this house does anything for ANY holidays anymore i'll probably come home to a tv dinner. if today was payday i'd have the money to buy something special but money is too tight to mention right now.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:16 pm

The firemen in Rockton hold a dinner every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus pancake breakfasts every few months to raise money for this n that.

Still nothing special planned here, there's a parade but it's supposed to be windy and cold so probably won't go.
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Post by jeanebellini on Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:08 pm

when i was a little little kid my hometown used to have a pancake breakfast (i believe it was before they started the sidewalk sale in the summer)...they shut down a street and put tables in the street and i think the legion and auxilary used to make the pancakes. i don't know when or why it stopped but it was fun.

does anyone watch the MDA Telethon anymore???
I used to watch it every year and stay up for as much as i could....i remember years where i might only sleep an hr or two cuz it was so good. so many entertainers. but back in the 90s it got where all it was was local people giving their checks and going to Las Vegas for the totals. I miss seeing people like Tony Orlando and all sorts of stand up comics and magicians.... I gave up watching about 20 yrs ago. But gee...does ANYONE still watch??
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Post by WarriorNY on Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:15 pm

I watch the telethon. NOT all of it of course but some of it.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:34 pm



I haven't watched it in years.
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Post by jeanebellini on Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:37 pm

here's another telethon question....has anyone here volunteered for the telethon? (besides me...i did it on year when i was in HS i believe....it was the first year our town had it and it was such a fiasco i never went back again)
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:04 pm



No never have. Pete said something about firing up the
grill. Bring your own meat. So I need to pull something
out of the freezer.
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Post by jeanebellini on Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:02 pm

i got a ride into work today so it wasn't so bad....it didn't seem like anyone around here did anything...usually on a holiday, as i'm walking home, i can smell stuff that is being cooked on grills. but nothing tonight. ..not unless you count the chipmunk who rolled a used acorn down the rock incline as i walked past;)
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Post by fiffur on Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:26 pm

I ended up not sleeping in as planned, so worked on the Mutts scrapbook and index instead: for 7 hours. Shocked
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Post by lovekitties on Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:55 pm

bumping this up as we are almot at labor day again.
Does anyone have any plans.
I'm just chilling out.
My boss'wife is scheduled to go in to hospital for a caesarian on labor day, she intends it to be easy this time, no labor.
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Post by jeanebellini on Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:13 pm

i'll probably be working....the college kids will want to have their last hurrah and the bosses usually want the day off so it will be a skeleton crew (but lately its ALWAYS a skeleton crew when i'm there).
maybe i'll splurge and buy a carton of B&J's red velvet cake ice cream for a treat. (used to buy hot dogs and potato chips but i'm trying to stay off the grease now).
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