Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Rosie the Riveter

At 93, this Rosie is still riveting

   Elinor Otto, 93, in the living room of her home in Long Beach. If she were younger, she jokes, she would look at herself now and wonder, "What's that old bag still doing here?" (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times)
Elinor Otto picked up a riveting gun in World War II, joining the wave of women taking what had been men's jobs. These days she's building the C-17.          
Boom, boom, boom.

She leans back as the gun's hammer quickly smacks the fasteners into place.  Read more... 

Rosie on YouTube

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