Many Blenko Glass Collectors bring out their Red, White & Blue glass for the table ware and Blenko for the flowers. My Aunt Hazel used Blenko to hold the small USA Flags she placed on the picnic tables. IN West Virginia, handcrafted glass is a way of life. Long before the 'back to basics or back to nature' movement. West Virginians were using and enjoy handcrafted glass. Glass often made by their friends and neighbors.
Labor Day is observed in the U.S. on every first Monday in September as a day to recognize the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy. It is also meant to give workers a well-earned day off to relax at home or to get out for recreation.
To many, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, even as Memorial Day marks its beginning. Many see Labor Day as their last chance to get out and take a vacation before summer is gone, and many workers get a two-week annual vacation period with Labor Day Weekend right in the middle of the two weeks off.
Most U.S. schools restart classes, after the long summer break, about a week before Labor Day. Others schools, however, resume classes on the day after Labor Day, thus allowing families to get in their last taste of summer before the school year gets underway.
Parents if your child's school doesn't offer a field trip to BLENKO GLASS in Milton, WVa. make the suggestion at a PTA meeting. Blenko Glass is one of only three remaining WVa Glass Manufacturers and the only maker of antique stain glass.
Thanks to Bridget for wiki definition of Labor Day.
Enjoy Your Holiday.
Wayne Husted after 9/11 made a series that was red blue and crystal...if anyone owns this please share a photo with firstname.lastname@example.org We would like to share with our readers, and new collectors. hjh