weekend is upon us. I never knew really why we celebrated labor day
until ten or fifteen years ago when I found out it was created to honor
the social and economic achievements of the American worker.
the Northwest, that means saying thanks to loggers, lumbermen and forest
workers, military, aerospace, marine, technology and other maintenance
and manufacturing personnel who have made many sacrifices and achieved
so much for our country. With this in mind, I want to personally take a
moment to thank all the men and women who have made our region so
successful and such a great place to live. And I want to encourage all
my friends to join in!
With this significant celebration, we also
make the sub-conscious change in our thinking that summer has past and
fall is upon us. As far as this seasonal issue is concerned, however, I
am thinking that for us Northwesterners the date should actually be in
mid-October when rain is more prevalent and colder temperatures set in.
Here is what I am thinking:
In many parts of the country, Labor
Day triggers people to prepare for the cooler and crisper weather that
precedes an unknown snowy winter. They almost immediately abandon
summer-related activities and move inside to hide from the changing
weather: eastern beaches empty out; mountaineers start looking for their
winter clothes; and parents begin thinking about Halloween and
But for us Northwesterners the trend is a bit
different: we look forward to lovely extended mild temperatures that can
carry us into October before winter rains set in. So as far as my
thinking is concerned, a separate celebration should be held that better
signifies the change in weather for us here in the Northwest!
If Eagle Leather throws a Labor Day Redo in October, would you attend? Take a quick survey about possible dates and venues.
those of us who prefer to get around on our motorcycles, it means
another 6 to 8 weeks of fantastic riding. My point is, if you live here
in the Northwest, don't even consider putting your bike away yet --
there are plenty more riding opportunities out there including one of
the biggest events held annually in the state -- Oyster Run! If you are
planning to join in this annual fun, be sure to visit us at our booth --
we'll be there!
Beyond that, if you are looking to make some new
riding friends or just want to hook up for a group ride, here are a few
that are meeting up at Eagle Leather Lakewood in September (see others
BACA Puget Sound Chapter's "Around the Sound" Mystery Poker Run, Sept 8, 11 AM.
Lucky Dice Run, Sept 15, 9AM.
National POW/MIA Day Recognition Run, Sept 22, 9:30 AM. See more
And be sure to save the date for this year's annual Olympia Toy Run on December 1!
I hope to see you soon on the road or at your favorite Eagle Leather store!