E Pluribus Unum

       Labor Day is upon us and yet all we relate to it is…The end of summer. Labor Day in reality was created to celebrate the labor movement and its contributions to making America as productive a society that has ever existed on this earth. So let us remember that working together made us great once,  and we can do it again! “Out of many..One”

Have a safe and happy holiday,



Grains of sand, along the beach,

insignificant, by the each,

joined together, in the breach,

provide the shore, for the ocean’s reach.


An ant alone, is trod upon,

long before, the job is done.

But the colony, that acts as one,

completes the work, he had begun.


The queen alone, cannot survive,

within the confines, of the hive,

united all, they stay alive,

the nectar’s that, for which the strive.


A single brick, upon a pile,

serves no purpose, all the while,

yet, when the bricks, are laid in file,

a man can walk, a million miles.


The solitary thread alone,

by the wind, is tossed, and blown.

When woven with others, of its own,

becomes the sail, that takes us home.


 Jack Downing

Sept. 2009

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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