This Labor Day finds about 9.7 percent of Americans jobless and some are not financially able to fully celebrate this special holiday weekend beginning on Friday, September 4. Since I live where the beautiful beaches are blessed with white-sugar sand and the Gulf water is blue like the sky above, I have no need to travel on the dangerous highway or go any where by plane to celebrate.
This is a great Labor Day backyard cookout recipe if you plan to stay at home.
3 slabs bone-in pork loin ribs (about 8 pounds)
Remove ribs from packaging and rinse well with cold water; place on paper towels. Sprinkle liberally with garlic salt and meat tenderizer. Wrap in foil and place in refrigerator until ready to cook. Preheat a smoker to 225 degrees; add soaked wood chips. Remove ribs from foil and place in smoker. Cook for 2 hours, replenishing wood chips as necessary, cook an additional hour. After three hours, remove ribs, place on aluminum foil, and liberally apply barbecue sauce. Wrap in two layers of aluminum foil and seal edges. Cook an additional hour. Carefully remove from smoker, place on platter, and cut ribs apart to serve.
My best words of caution. "Don't drive if you are drunk." Live to celebrate Veterans Day on November 11 and Thanksgiving Day on November 26.
As the Industrial Revolution took hold of the nation, the average American in the late 1800s worked 12-hour days, seven days a week in order to make a basic living. Children were also working, as they provided cheap labor to employers and laws against child labor were not strongly enforced.