Today is the first day of school! In my day we did not head back to school until the end of August and we had Labor Day holiday soon after! I am not sure the reasoning for starting school while it is still so hot! My Murray County friends do not go back until after Labor Day and that seems to be the best way to go in my opinion. Our son, Charles, celebrates his birthday on the 19th of August and often school started on his birthday! I have noticed that many schools schedule a fall break now in addition to a spring break. I guess back in my day the families did not have extra money to take vacations. If we went to the Smoky Mountains in the summer we were doing good. I will stop before I sound like an old grumpy fogey!!