Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love traveling on the bike, in the car or walking with my friends, family and husband Dave as we pass thru quaint New England towns, check out historic landmarks, take in the majestic views of the foliage changes and when we find a new destination spot it kinda feels like finding hidden treasure.
The climate can be a little tricky, so having a light hoodie or cardigan in your saddlebag, car or backpack is a smart idea. Biker Boutique is an exclusive retailer for Liberty Wear, an American made clothing company. Hoodies and Cardigans on my website are available in sizes small thru 3XL and are shipped FREE anywhere in the United States.
I love the idea of the "American Rebel" motto, especially for a woman in society today, but we should always remember those women who paved the road for us to wear such great hoodies! Here are two women I think would love to wear our clothes!
Mary Jane "Mae" West was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades, known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence. West was active in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress and writer in the motion picture industry, as well as appearing on radio and television. The American Film Institute named her 15th among the greatest female stars of classic American cinema.
Often using a husky contralto voice, West was one of the more controversial movie stars of her day and encountered many problems, especially censorship. She bucked the system, making comedy out of conventional mores, and the Depression-era audience admired her for it. When her cinematic career ended, she wrote books and plays and continued to perform in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, on radio and television and to record rock and roll albums. She was once asked about the various efforts to impede her career, to which she replied: "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it."
Mary G. Harris Jones, known as Mother Jones, was an Irish-born American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent organized labor representative and community organizer. She helped coordinate major strikes and cofounded the Industrial Workers of the World.
Jones worked as a teacher and dressmaker, but after her husband and four children all died of yellow fever in 1867 and her dress shop was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, she began working as an organizer for the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers union. From 1897, at about 60 years of age, she was known as Mother Jones. In 1902, she was called "the most dangerous woman in America" for her success in organizing mine workers and their families against the mine owners. In 1903, to protest the lax enforcement of the child labor laws in the Pennsylvania mines and silk mills, she organized a children's march from Philadelphia to the home of President Theodore Roosevelt in New York.
Mother Jones, a strong and willful woman, spent her golden years as the most active time in her life. From the age of 50 to 99 years this "pistol packin' mamma" was jailed two times for leading union strikes in West Virginia; once in 1902 at age 71, and again in 1913 at 82. She died at 99 years of age not missing much of the outcome of the labor movement. Jones is buried in the United Mine Workers Cemetery in Mount Olive, Illinois; 30,000 people attended her funeral.
So in closing, Be a Rebel, Stand Up For What is Right, and Ride!
Safe Travels everywhere you go. Much Love & Respect.