International Housekeepers Week is a global celebration of the cleaning employees who keep the buildings in which we live and work healthy.
Before Netflix and other streaming services, in the days when there were only three or four stations and we had to get up and walk over to the television to change the channel, my two brothers and I were forced to amuse ourselves.
Thanks to Hollywood and Disney, slippers hold a particular place in the popular culture of the United States. Think of Dorothy’s ruby slippers or Cinderella’s glass slippers. Both contained magic, led their wearers on adventures, and, ultimately, brought them home to happy endings.
When I was a kid, I made coupon books filled with hugs, kisses, and promises of chores to be done “at a later date” for use by my mother at her discretion.