Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rosie Layout (made in 2004)

Another post to recognize my Mom on her 86th birthday. This is a layout I made in 2004 about Mom and Grandma and their work during WWII.

"Over 6 million women worked at industrial jobs on America's home front during World War II. They wired and built planes. They ground, they sealed, they polished, they riveted. They helped win WWII by holding down the home front in the factories of America. Each was affectionately known as "Rosie the Riveter".

Mom worked in Akron, Ohio building tail pieces for Navy fighter planes. First she worked in the "Dope room" lacquering cloth to produce the skin of an airplane. Then she stitched that material to a rib structure that formed a part of the airplane. Grandma Marie worked at the Celanese near Cumberland, Maryland inspecting bullets."

In 2004, Mom was interviewed by the National Park's Service in preparation for their Riveter Monument. The historians said Mom was delightful.


Margo said...

Hi Cindy,
thank you so much for your sweet comment !
I realy like the things you share with us !
This is so lovely !
Great LO !

misty said...

What an amazing tribute to an amazing woman!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Oh my gosh, my mother-in-law was just telling me about her days as a Rosie girl. Love this layout....