- September 3rd, 2010
- Posted in Texas
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I believe Labor Day was created as a holiday in the late 1800’s to squelch a Pullman (that would be “train” to you young whipper-snappers) strike in which several people had been killed. To me Labor Day always marked the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year. My most memorable Labor Day week-end was 1958 and I was starting my sophomore year at Garland High School. At the JC Jubilee, a city-wide celebration, Judy Browning and I won the highly competitive jitterbug contest! Labor Day marks the time that ladies stop wearing white dresses and cowboys go from straw to felt hats….don’t know why, it’s still 97 degrees outside.
School starts much earlier these days… and I don’t know if the JC Jubilee is still a celebration in Garland. Every day is now a labor day…..if we’re fortunate enough to be employed. Today’s upcoming holiday does theoretically mark the end of summer, but not the end to summer heat. How did we begin school in 95+ degree weather without air conditioned schools? It wasn’t any cooler in those September days. We musta been a tougher lot and maybe a smellier group too!
Here at Republic Tequila, Labor Day is the spring board from one drinking season to the next… from pool parties and vacations to tailgating and Holiday celebrations with loved ones. We are making preparations for Saturdays with the Longhorns, nights by the fire with snifters of añejo and stocking full of Republic Tequila mini bottles.
It truly is a time of “labor” for our Team. A time that we are working to share the joys of the Republic with you. Not only Republic tequila, but our new Spirit Blends as well.
I’m thankful for this Labor Day holiday for many reasons. I pray that you have a safe and relaxing long weekend and partake in a fine celebration drink of Republic Tequila…… and I bet Judy Browning can still jitterbug! Tom Nall ……..Since 1943