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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, August 31, 2012

What does Labor Day mean to our families?

Friday's Grand Connection Fun
 by Mary May Larmoyeux

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On Monday we will celebrate Labor Day in the U.S. It became a federal holiday in 1894 to honor the achievements of American workers. Now's a good time to honor the hard work of those in our own families.

Have you ever talked with your grandchildren about the type of work that you and their great grandparents did? If you are still working, have you taken them to your office? I remember taking some of our grands to my office. They were thrilled to see their pictures on my desk and their artwork hanging above it.

But I don't think that I've ever talked with our grands about the type of work that their great grandparents and great great grandparents did. That discussion is definitely overdue! And now would be a good time for Pops and me to talk with the grands about the hard work that it takes to run a household and to teach values to the next generation.

If you'd like to know a little more about the history of Labor Day, you might want to check out these links:  History.com ; Why do we celebrate Labor Day?

How do you suggest that we teach our grandchildren about Labor Day?

Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings.    
(Proverbs 22:29a)

Have a great weekend,
Mary May Larmoyeux

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