Wednesday, April 1, 2020

We Can Do It!

The Women Behind Rosie the Riveter: Working for the U.S. War Effort
Many of the Rosie the Riveters

Sometimes a person passes on and no one knows or cares about it. Not our families, but people had a impact on society long ago. Who were some of them?

“Keep ’em flying to avenge our husbands’ deaths.” That was the motive they lived by.

"Just six months after that first group of women walked into the Nebraska plant, more than 2,000 women were working in Martin plants in Omaha and Baltimore. By the fall of 1942, the aircraft industry as a whole had added 63,000 women to its roster, mostly in aircraft assembly plants. By November 1943, aircraft industry employment peaked at 2.1 million workers, with more than 486,000 women accounting for an astounding 37 percent of the industry labor force." Lockheed Mart


Ordinary women went from being housewives to being huge contributors to ones who provided important equipment to win WW2

Image may contain: 2 people, people sitting, possible text that says 'We leCanDo.! Do I! Can leCanDo.! Do I! ©BELGAYINSTA NAOMI PARKER AKA ROSIE THE RIVETER PASSED AWAY JANUARY 20TH OF 2018. SHE INSPIRED INSPIRED so MANY YOUNG WOMEN WITH HER ICONIC POSTER. SHE WAS 96. I HAVEN'T SEEN A LOT OF PRESS ON THIS AND SADLY I ONLY JUST NOW LEARNED OF THIS. I WANTED TO TAKE THE TIME TO HONOR HER.'
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One of the many Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter Women Get Special Honors in Washington
Women are needed.
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Vera Davis
 It is impossible tell the stories all have to tell. Here is a great site above under Vera Davis' photo.

These ladies may have or could have been ones who know.

Below is a cookbook to see some recipes these awesome women donated. 
National WW2 museum
Some of these are excellent. 


I like Cereal-Cheese Casserole, pg. 64
and Honey-Cocoa Cake, pg. 189.


30 comments:

  1. I love Rosie the Riveter, all of the ladies, and my mom was an Annetta the Riveter. I have a wooden desk name holder with her name and the word Sheet metal painted on it. My mom put in rivets in the doors of airplanes. Great women.

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  2. I've always loved Rosie and this is such a terrific and timely post!

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    1. Brave women, they made a difference for the whole world.

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  3. Huge hoorays for the women (forgotten or not) who have made, who do make a huge difference to the world.

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  4. I didn't know she was a real woman. Wow!

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    1. I always knew she was based on a real woman.

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  5. They led the way for the rest of us!

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    1. Once war was over, men returned and took over. Women had adjusted to working outside the home, so there was some real conflict.

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  6. I first heard about them in the movie Swing Shift. Remember Swing Shift?

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    1. No, had not. Just looked it up. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Many years ago, I will definitely check it.

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  7. "Keep 'em flying to avenge our husbands deaths" and I bet every other country involved thought the same and so the wars dragged on....
    So many pointless deaths and over what? Greed? Everyone wanting to be the most powerful, the one that has the most land/money/whatever?

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    1. In WW2, Japan and Germany fought to take over and destroy humanity. Japan slaughtered 3 to 14 million civilians, in the "Asian Holocaust". Germany systematically killed over 11+ million civilians, which included 6 millions Jews.

      The English fought to keep their land and people safe--Such a brave people.

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    2. That's true too. My dad was in the German army but only because he was ordered to. He said his best day was Christmas day, when both sides stopped firing at each other and sang Christmas carols instead.

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  8. River, i agree many wars have been fought for senseless things. Hitler, however, had to be stopped.

    The people who fought to stop him were heroes, even those who just stayed home and did the ordinary things to keep the country going.

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    1. Hitler was a monster of the worst in the world.

      The English were incredible.

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    2. I agree, Hitler and his Nazi party had to be stopped.

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  9. My sincere salute to these ladies. I'm gonna haveta nose around that recipe site...

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    1. The recipes are of the rationed food items. Victory Gardens were encouraged, along with chickens. We grumble about being in quarantine, but that era required figuring how much food was needed for recipes.

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  10. Yes we do need to know and remember folks like Vera Davis. I smiled then I read she was from North Missouri. We lived there for a few years and got to know several farm girls and they were tough girls. We are still in touch with 3 of them and one comments on my blog.
    I enjoyed the read. Thanks,
    Sherry & jack

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    1. I grew up across The River from Missouri in Illinois. Yes, we farm girls are tough. Vera Davis was part of the legacy.

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  11. PS: We have been in many wars, some for strange reasons, BUT WWII we had no choice. Had we waited long enough. it would have ended the history of our great country.
    Just my opinion!

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  12. It will be interesting to look back at this current situation and see how well we can cope. That recipe book might come in very handy. There is a programme on TV at the moment showing how we can use alternatives for the shortages on our shelves.

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  13. She was a striking looking woman in her 90's. That poster is iconic. Great tribute.

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    1. Those Rosies deserve acclaim for their contibutions.

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  14. My mum spent most of the war years working for the intelligence services - quite an experience for someone barely out of school. She would never tell me exactly what she did, it was all supposed to be top secret.

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