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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:05 PM

4. My father's sisters worked making wings for planes, machining and fitting them together, and making

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the works and installing the gauges used in the airplanes.

But they were unhappy years later about forced lay offs when the war ended. They were told they were no longer needed since the men were back. They all took umbrage at being told to go home and have children.

But I take exception to the article saying those in these pictures 'put Rosie the Riveter to shame.' They aren't any more 'badass' than the people in my family. Here is the story of 'Rosie':

Original Rosie the Riveter, 93, Still Working at Boeing Factory Where She Started During WWII

Elinor Otto, 93, picked up a riveting gun during World War II, joining the wave of women taking on the jobs of men sent to fight overseas.
While most of the original 'Rosie the Riveter' women left the workforce just days after the war ended, Otto continued to rivet.

These days she's building the C-17 at Boeing's California plant. Otto is out of bed every morning at 4am, gets a coffee and newspaper, before starting work by 6am.
She parks as far away from the plant as possible so she can walk over - her morning exercise. She brings cookies for her colleagues every Thursday.

'We hoped we'd win the war. We worked hard as women, and were proud to have that job. 'I'm a working person, I guess. I like to work. I like to be around people that work.

'I like to get up, get out of the house, get something accomplished during the day.' However it is likely she will finally have to retire next year when Boeing finishes off its last contract for those C-17 cargo planes.


Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2434889/Original-Rosie-Riveter-working-aged-93.html#undefined

to big dog:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014604542

Other than that, loved the pictures as they look just like the women in my family. It brought my memories of them, women who saw their lives as more than their gender roles, and kept doing hard work the rest of their life. After they finished their work on the war effort during the day, they did their duty as neighborhood air raid wardens at night.

Thanks for posting this!

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