Labor Day

I created this blog 5 years ago.  Thanks for reading :)

Today is also Labor Day in the US.  I work in a field that is very un-unionized and I know unions aren’t perfect, but I was raised by union members and I support organized labor.  Growing up I didn’t see much like my family in the media — fathers who take steel-toed boots and overalls to work, to wear at work?  Who don’t own a suit?  Then I discovered this song.

Through the mansions of fear, through the mansions of pain
I see my daddy walking through them factory gates in the rain
Factory takes his hearing, factory gives him life
The working, the working, just the working life

— “Factory” by Bruce Springsteen; lyrics are here.

3 thoughts on “Labor Day

  1. Thanks for posting this. I ran across your blog today and I really appreciate the links to the clothing catalogs for those of us who are morbidly obese. I currently weigh well over 400 lbs. I held the same job for 14 years before being laid off last year due to county wide budget cuts, not due to my weight. I am married and own my own home. I can walk…albeit painfully because the weight has caused some damage in my knees. I am currently going to college (after a 20 year hiatus) to get a degree to hopefully find a career that I will love. Thank you for being brave enough to write about being fat.

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