Thursday, October 1, 2020 / by Sidney Lynne
If only we would’ve known what the new decade had in store for us wearing masks everywhere, staying 6 feet apart, not shaking hands, planning ahead for routine visits and shopping, online celebrations and school, working from home, Zoom meetings and the list of restrictions goes on…and THEN! Here come the protests. People longing for change and tired of not being heard. But THEN! Protesters and rioters from the most extreme sides of the issue(s), demonstrating, and sometimes ranging, night after night in downtown Portland. OK, now we’ve adjusted to COVID precautions AND to the freedom of speech being expressed every day for countless days on end.
What else could be looming just around the corner this year?? Devastating forest fires!!! The fires ranged out of control and way too close for comfort for most of us. Smoke forced us to take even more precautions to protect ourselves and each other. So at the same time, we’ve all had to navigate these unprecedented ...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / by Sidney Lynne
In case you are not sure of the title… it's Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around, I wonder why it is named Labor Day. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday – I would think a better name may be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep-in Day, maybe even Do-Nothing Day, something other than Labor Day. After all, we know what Labor means. And many will likely be celebrating Labor Day by Laboring.
Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job.
In the 1830s, manufacturing workers were putting in 70-hour weeks on average. Sixty years later, in 1890, hours of work had dropped, although the average manufacturing worker still toiled in a factory 60 hours a week.
These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a shorter eight-hour workday. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labor Day holiday, and re ...
Friday, July 17, 2020 / by Sidney Lynne
You might notice a different name and wonder why...why would a company known as Nostalgic Home Realty all of a sudden become Hudson Homes Real Estate in the middle of this unprecedented time in history? The answer has to do with growth and simplicity. As the company is growing and our team expanding, we knew we had to begin using a name that would be easy to say, spell, and remember. One day when we were contemplating dozens of possibilities-my husband mentioned my grandmother's maiden name. At that moment, I knew that was it!! Being nostalgic, I love family history and the connection with Henry Hudson and the historic Hudson Bay Company. We immediately came up with a jingle…
In the midst of the name change and all the uncertainty in our world- I have been busier than ever. If you’re like me, you have had to make many adjustments to your habits and daily routine. Wearing masks, standing in lines, and keeping 6 feet away from each other have become our new normal. I do ...