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Happy Labor Day

by ARLnow.com September 6, 2010 at 7:08 am 1,771 11 Comments

It’s Labor Day, the day when we traditionally mourn the end of summer (even though the official start of fall is more than two weeks away and at least two more 90+ degree days are predicted this week).

With the pools getting ready to close and the kids going back to school, we ask:

Has this summer gone faster or slower than usual? And are you excited for fall or sad about the end of summer?

Flickr pool photo by Chris Rief

  • The end of summer – boo. Question: Why the pic of Tortoise & Hare? How is that place doing? When I lived in Crystal City the restaurant before that did not do well at all.

    • charlie

      i was hoping for some sort of pro-union picture to remind us why this is a Federal Holiday.

    • Burger

      Tortoise and hare I.e. Did the summer go by fast or slow.

      • charlie

        didn’t see that!!

  • JimPB

    Love the fall temperatures, breezes, and yes, the leaves (good exercise to rack — and the leaves make such fantastic soil transforming compost), and the weather for being outside and doing things is usually fantastic).

    Love the harvest moons, but hate the ever shorter days. Christmas lights provide a wonderful brightening, but should stay up (and on at night) until the long dark of winter has passed.

  • charlie

    With the calendar, Labor Day seemed to take forever to get here.
    Bummed big time that it keeps getting darker and darker in the morning.
    I understand why nomads move. need sun. must have sun.

  • Hikin’ the pike

    It was an excellent (albeit speedy) Summer. Save for the losing of daylight, I think I like fall too!

  • Mikey

    Won’t miss some of those heat-filled days, but will miss summer overall. Though with fall comes football season! 😀

  • Katie

    I think the Tortoise and the Hare is a reference to “did summer go too fast or too slow”–and on that note, way too fast. I hated the extreme heat but I love the long days.

  • BoredHouseWife

    My summer was painfully slow

  • Glenda

    This reminds me that the holidays are right around the corner :/ Have to start holiday shopping soon. This year I’m getting my decorations from homeseasons.com so I won’t have to worry about that. I’m so excited 🙂


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