Just a quick reminder that the annual Hoover Hayride & Family Night is Saturday October 27th! (Tomorrow night.) This is so much fun!
We love having a booth there every year and passing out candy to the little Trick a Treat’ers. Be sure to stop by our booth, say “Hi” and register for our drawing for a Complimentary Session to include a Framed 16×20 Wall Portrait! The lucky winner will be announced on this blog and our Facebook page on Sunday!
The last holiday of the summer, where we say goodby to the pool, lake, beach and summer fun. One last BBQ, well unless you live in the deep south. We cook outside on the grill all the time! Love it! And we also like to wait until the cooler weather comes to eat out of doors. Humidity an bugs not near as bad.
While we think of Labor Day as another 4 day weekend, summer clearance sales and new fall and winter merchandise being stocked in the stores, it is actually a holiday to recognize the social and economic achievements of American Workers.
The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5th, 1883. A Tuesday. Since then the first Monday in September has been set aside to celebrate this holiday. In 1894 it became a legal, national holiday.
Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor is said to have suggested the holiday however, others credit Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire,to have founded the holiday. I believe the confusion might be in the last name as they are pronounced the same and both me very involved in the labor organizations. Either way, another good holiday for us to enjoy with our families.
How do you spend this last holiday of the summer? Cookouts? Shopping? Going to the Lake/Beach/Pool? Visit family? However you choose to spend it, have a very Safe & Happy Labor Day!
Last Sunday, my family, a friend of my daughter and I went to see 1925 Phantom of the Opera (black & white silent film version) at the Alabama Theater. I love this movie and I love seeing at the Alabama Theater accompanied by The Mighty Wurlitzer organ.
I took my trusty G11 with me as it fits in my purse and also does video.
We sat in my favorite seats. Front row, 2nd level. I have always felt these are the best seats in theater. Others prefer the wings (box) seats on the 2nd level.
LOL. I explained to the girls that this is one of the first horror films ever made and the Phantom is not supposed to be “HOT”. He is supposed to be horrifying. The girls then said the movie was mislabeled. It should be a comedy! Honestly, they really enjoyed the show and the performance of the Mighty Wurlitzer. Here is the video of the beginning of the performance. It is a little long at first, just bare with it. The last 2-3 minutes will be worth it!
Thomas Helms does a fantastic job on the Wurlitzer.
I hope that you enjoyed this post. Check out the the up and coming features at the Alabama Theater. And remember, The Phantom of the Opera will be showing at the historic theater in October next year. Fun and great entertainment for the whole family!