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Old 03-05-2020, 09:45 PM
 
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I hear her name all the time on PBS, but had no idea it's the same person!


Rosalind P. Walter, 95, First ‘Rosie the Riveter’ and a PBS Funder, Dies
A daughter of privilege who worked on an assembly line during World War II, she became a principal benefactor of public television, her name intoned on a host of programs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/u...lter-dead.html

Rosalind P. Walter, the first ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ dies at 95
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ro...95/ar-BB10Oejm

Remembering Rosalind P. Walter
https://www.thirteen.org/blog-post/r...lind-p-walter/
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Old 03-06-2020, 12:14 AM
 
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Oh my! I had no idea! RIP Roz.
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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The iconic Rosie the Riveter pictures inspired a lot of women to join the workforce and contribute to the war effort and post war to find jobs and careers outside of the home. 95 years was a long run. Goodbye and Rest In Peace.
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:26 PM
 
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Lest we forget...

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Old 03-06-2020, 09:40 PM
 
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The iconic Rosie the Riveter pictures inspired a lot of women to join the workforce and contribute to the war effort and post war to find jobs and careers outside of the home. 95 years was a long run. Goodbye and Rest In Peace.
Yes, and I was just hearing or reading the other day that someone's mother was working in a war-related factory during WWII and absolutely thrilled to be doing it. No idea if the thrill was from helping the war effort, making her own money, or just the pleasure of getting out of the house.
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Chemnitz, Germany previous in AZ, CA, AL, NJ,
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There were a lot of women who worked in the shadows of the WW2 factories in Rosie's era. My mother graduated from high school in June 1941 in Burbank, CA. She decided to attend classes at nearby Glendale Junior College in the fall of 1941. A few months later, Pearl Harbor changed the plans of everyone who graduated in her high school class.

In early 1942, recruiters from the Lockheed Aircraft factory in Burbank arrived at Glendale Junior College to hire single, healthy young women for jobs at the factory. They needed them because so many of the male employees were heading off to basic training and military duty assignments. Lockheed had to ramp up production fast to meet the needs of the War Department. My Mom worked there until August 1945, when WW2 ended.

Working at the Lockheed factory was never much fun for her. Lots of night shifts, weekends, overtime. She lived with her parents during that time, and walked a couple of blocks to a bus stop on San Fernando Blvd to catch the free bus to work.
She never got another chance to finish college after that, but she learned a lot of things from working at the Lockheed factory that no college student could ever learn in a classroom.
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Old 03-09-2020, 04:59 AM
 
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I hear her name all the time on PBS, but had no idea it's the same person!


Rosalind P. Walter, 95, First ‘Rosie the Riveter’ and a PBS Funder, Dies
A daughter of privilege who worked on an assembly line during World War II, she became a principal benefactor of public television, her name intoned on a host of programs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/u...lter-dead.html

Rosalind P. Walter, the first ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ dies at 95
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ro...95/ar-BB10Oejm

Remembering Rosalind P. Walter
https://www.thirteen.org/blog-post/r...lind-p-walter/
rest in peace.
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