Category Archives: Holiday

Labor Day

Friday winds down and I think of the 3 day weekend known as Labor Day. This has been a time of family for me. One of the first, I was 8. My father’s parents came up; 650 miles from Berkeley, CA to Weiser, ID. We spent the holiday working in the yard. I remember that Grandpa was very involved as a gardener and my dad wanted to get the most help from him.

In recent years, Labor Day has been a time to celebrate Birthdays. My wife’s mother was September 5, so there was always cake.

This year will be quiet and a time to reflect. A time to give thanks for what we have, and for what we hold dear.

We give thanks for jobs that provide for our needs. We ask the leaders in Topeka and Washington to seek to to do the right things and not do things for political advantage.

And we will find time to have a nice family holiday meal.

What do you plan for this Holiday Weekend?

Independence Day

Happy Birthday! USA! You’ve had some good years! You will have a few more! I am proud to have celebrated a few with you.

EES wishes everyone a safe and Happy Independence Day. May the day be warm as our hearts are! May the fireworks stay in the sky with their beauty! May all of us rededicate ourselves to doing what we do that makes this country great!