“Sunday Thoughts”

regret-photography-by-hossein-zare“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
–John Barrymore







30 Things You Will Regret When You Are Old

Change Things and You May Avoid These.

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This Is Mobile, Alabama

Last week, I mentioned whirlwind activity at the Robison household and things just keep happening that have prevented delayed me keeping you updated.  I have some new plans for myself and this blog coming down in the next few weeks and lots of loose ends to tie up before I can begin to catch you up and introduce you to some new thoughts, ideas, and postings.

But for tonight, I can tell you that more, actual, “On The Road” travel features will be coming.  I have plans to get out of the house on the weekends and do a bit more traveling of the area. With that being said, you know I talk about living in Mobile, Alabama in a lot of my writings.  You’ve seen photos, some video and read my raves, and know my satisfaction with calling this city–Home.


Tonight, I am featuring 3 videos that should give you a better view and understanding of this city and what it has to offer.

The first, is basically Mobile’s tourism commercial–it’s short and if you decide not to watch the other two; then you should still get the “local flavor” of things I have described in the past. It’s a “love letter to Mobile” and was produced by This Is Alabama.

The second is an amateur video by a couple, Melody and Ric Schafer of The Living Free YouTube Channel. They document their recent visit to the USS Alabama Battleship Park.

The third is a production of “Southern Accents with Karen Elliot“, featured on PBS.  It offers a complete travelogue of the area with recommendations of places to visit, stay, and eat. If you have 26 minutes; you will enjoy the show about our great area.

This Is Mobile, Alabama and This is Your “Saturday Diversion”.





Photo © by Southern Lady Magazine

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Thoughts and images for Labor Day 2018 are posted today in celebration of “the worker”, “the laborer”, “the employee” of days past, present day, and the future worker in whatever employment or purpose may evolve.

Their rights are our rights to protect and preserve from 2018; going forward for the ages.

Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers’ grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation’s character

–Thomas E. Perez


Sadie Pfeifer, a Cotton Mill Spinner, Lancaster, South Carolina, 1908 by Lewis Wickes Hine



Illustration of Young Boys Working a Mine Trolley in the Late 1800s

“Labor wants also pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful-to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister
–Thorstein Veblen




“Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.”

–Ulysses S. Grant

photograph by thoughtco.com

US Troops ordered to terminate The Pullman Strike of 1894 by President Grover Cleveland


“As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.”

–Elizabeth Esty


The very first Labor Day Parade was held on a Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.



laborday2018“For working people and union members, Labor Day stands for something special and profound. It’s a day to honor the deep commitment each of us has to serve the children we teach, the families we heal, and the communities we love.”

–Randi Weingarten


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“Sunday Thoughts”

child4“What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures.”

–Samuel Gompers




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