Labor Day Weekend is here, and we all know what that means. Picnics! A three-day weekend! An end to what we think of as summer, hot temperatures be damned. And, thank goodness, a clearly recognized end to the carefree flaunting of white shoes, pants and skirts by women across America.
If it weren't for Grover Cleveland and the labor strikers who lost their lives in a stand against low wages and layoffs, we as a society might be doomed to muddle through the entire year without knowing when to stop wearing white. I shudder to imagine crowds of white-clad women making their way through leaf-covered streets on their way to work in October. Or white heels on the dance floor on New Year's Eve! Fashionistas (and barbeque enthusiasts) everywhere should tip their hats to the valiant men who took part in that important strike against a railcar company in 1894.
And let's not forget about the plethora of furniture sales being held across our great nation this weekend. Mattresses, sofas and bunk beds in all 50 states will be on sale for 30%, 40%, or even 50% off! I myself am excited about purchasing an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table, and maybe an arm chair for my den, as long as I can find one in a color other than white.