The Labor Day Rule

Labor Day is supposed to be a holiday for the working man (or woman).

President Grover Cleveland said so in 1894. However, I spent Labor Day laboring over this column, and that is when it occurred to me that Labor Day is a marker. It marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall — even though fall doesn’t really arrive until Sept. 22.

Labor Day marks the time when trees begin turning red and orange and gold, and everyone looks forward to the

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