To most, Labor Day is time for final summer holiday traditions before the frenetic pace of fall takes over.
"It's the last hurrah before we go back to fall and we don't come back here as much," said Jenna Owen before she and her father headed out for one more run on their jet skis at Nashville's Percy Priest Lake.
Her father Phil spoke of how he remembers what was behind September's first Monday becoming a holiday more than a century ago.
"It was taught to me that it was a break from all the hard work our grandparents and people in the past did," said the elder Owen.
Franklin High biology teacher Jon Hill was happy to spend the day with his son and a friend, even though their boat proved as frustrating as young students can be at times.
"Well [the day] gives us hard-working folks time off. That is how I am going to look at it," said Hill as he hoped to get his boat started.
Those of the younger set often look at Labor Day as more than just fun time, its time with family.
"I think Labor Day is just one of those times you want to spend with your family and have a good time," said 14-year-old Darby Kolwyck before she headed out on a boat with her family.
"My sister comes home from school and we all get to spend some time together," echoed Jenna on the jet skis.
For that, just about everyone is thankful for the one last hurrah of summer.
"I could be home working and instead I am here at the lake, trying to catch some fish, weather permitting," Jon Hill added.
For the most part, the weather Monday was only gray, and not too rainy for some family time at Percy Priest Lake.