"Philadelphia", Liberty bell, patriot soldiers, Betsy Ross, circa 2010
In honor of the Labor Day holiday. This one brought home as booty by one of the kids on a high school trip to Washington DC via Philadelphia (which only sounds odd if you don't know we live in Wisconsin, and then you'd have to suck at geography).
Historical sources (a.k.a. Wikipedia) tell us that the very first local union in support of collective bargaining for workers was founded in Phillie in 1792. And according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the holiday was started by one Peter J. McGuire in 1882 in NYC, to honor the American worker.
And what a long strange trip it's been since then (yeah... that Wisconsin).
Magnet Monday features a selection from our semi-vast and ever growing collection of cheesy refrigerator magnets. Without doubt the perfect souvenir. Only slightly less cheesy than collecting snow globes but maybe a lot easier to smuggle in your bra. If need be. Which I hope it never is. Unless it's really worth it.