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 Post subject: RIP: "Rosie" the Riviter
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:37 pm 
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The woman whose photo as a wartime factory worker in Michigan inspired the famous "Rosie" the Riviter has passed away. :(

http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/30/5738254-geraldine-doyle-inspiration-for-rosie-the-riveter-dies-at-86?gt1=43001

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:50 pm 
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Nothing but bad news today. I'm gonna go home and get drunk.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:06 pm 
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Bummer...she was an inspiration to the American woman. RIP :cry:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:20 am 
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I had a fantastic professor of American History who did an entire class lecture on Rosie the Riviter -- the spirit of the American women 'back home.' He made us realize how the morale and efforts of the American women helped win WWII. I was always proud of my father (RIP), a radio operator in a B-17 and a B-25 during the big war, but Professor Meriwether made me realize that my mother (and many of our mothers) were doing everything they could here at home, too. God bless, Rosie!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:04 am 
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What a gal! :0) My Grandmother was also, a Rosie the Riveter, while my Grandpa was fighting in Europe.

What a great generation of women! RIP, Rosie.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:27 am 
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Gee, and I have my hair tied up like her today. Safe passage, Rosie. :(

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