Labor Day Weekend is Here


Yep, Labor Day weekend is here. No, I’m not really happy about that.

Actually, I AM looking forward to the long weekend and spending time with family. What I’m NOT happy about is that this signals the end of summer. It reminds me that flip-flops and sunny days are soon to be gone.

I try to make myself feel better by thinking about Halloween, my favorite holiday. Isn’t it crazy that my fave holiday happens to “fall” during a season I don’t want to come?

Sure, there are great memories from the fall months, such as hay rides when I was a teen, bonfires and marshmallow roasts, and the beautiful colors of autumn leaves back home in Iowa.

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Every year when I was growing up in Hardin County, my grandparents on both Dad and Mom’s side of the family would come meet at our house. We would go to Pine Lake, a couple minutes away because there was a trail around the lake.   There was also a park with picnic tables, and we’d eat lunch and hike on the trail. I really miss this special time we all had together.

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Tower Rock Park, Steamboat Rock, Iowa*

Here in Louisiana, the leaves don’t really turn like they do back home. It seems like there’s either green leaves or no leaves, no in-between. It just isn’t the same.

For the past few years, we’ve been visiting Iowa at the beginning of fall. It’s great to be able to hang out with my family and see how much our nephews have grown. Late nights eating bacon with my sweetumsie heart, and chasing the little (big) chunky munky all over…lol!

So, Mother Nature, if you’re reading this, can we please have the time with my family, and Halloween, then make it go back to summer? Pretty please? With a cherry on top?

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*This image is on post cards, websites, etc., but I have been unable to locate a name.  If you know who I can give credit to, please comment!