Today is BLOOMER DAY, marking the birth of Amelia Bloomer on May 27, 1818. She crusaded for sensible clothes for women. The first athletic pants for women, “Bloomers,” were named for her. ***MARLAR: On a side note, in the year 1978 at a British Columbia auction, Jim Anderson paid $3,000 for a pair of “bloomers” once worn by Queen Victoria. They are history’s most expensive used bloomers. Gee, I wouldn’t pay that much for NEW underwear!
Today is NATIONAL CLEAN SNEAKERS APPRECIATION DAY. ***MARLAR: Although moms are usually more concerned that we’re wearing clean bloomers.