Monday, September 7, 2015

Thank you for your work

Francisco Castro, working on First Tennessee Park
Detail of photo by John Partipilo / The Tennessean

Today is Labor Day. We celebrate work.

Today I am thinking of Francisco Castro's hands hard at work at First Tennessee Park, the popular new stadium of our minor-league baseball team, the Nashville Sounds. Castro was photographed by John Partipilo of The Tennessean in a feature about opening day.

My Facebook has lit up since then with photos of friends enjoying the place. Less visible are those who built it, so kudos to Partipilo and the paper for offering a glimpse.

We don't have a list of everyone who put their energy, effort, and skill into the construction of the stadium, but we do have Francisco's name. Thank you, Francisco, for your work - your labor, on behalf of a city excited about the home team's new home.

Happy Labor Day.

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