I’m trying to figure out where the last 3+ months of our summer have gone. It seems that they’ve already gone **poof**, into our personal histories. Labour Day 2013 is upon us, and the unofficial end of summer is here: Campsites that were filled with holidayers are emptying out; the highways are a grid-lock of cars, trucks, trailers, and RVs; university dorms are teaming with activity again; and stores like Staples and Walmart are insane as parents line up to buy back to school items. Ah yes, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as a holiday long weekend.
Tomorrow is of course the first day back at school for most school children here in Canada and the US. It’s a day when traffic jams around schools will start-up again; kids will start walking to and from school again (at least a few of them will), and most assuredly, it’s the day that speed limits around school limits will once again be reduced.
The school zone signs we see everywhere inspired me to make up my own saxy type of caution sign. This is one that vintage bass saxophone players can relate to, much like they could relate to the one I did up in July 2011.
Like the real signs it imitates, my sign—a combination of a bunch of different signs from a number of different jurisdictions here in North America—suffers from a potential double meaning.
I hope you enjoy the last unofficial day of summer 2013. Wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, have a safe one. Happy Labour Day 2013.