A Michigan factory worker used as the model for the wartime Rosie the Riveter poster whose inspirational
"We Can Do It !" message became an icon of the feminist movement has died. Geraldine Doyle died Sunday said a spokesman for the Hospice House of Mid Michigan.. She was 86.
It was on the news yesterday.. This is the picture I have that was made into a magnet.. I have it on my refrigerator... Cool m-m-m-?
I remember my mom wearing her scarf on her head like Geraldine.. She wore it like this when she cleaned the house.. When I was a little girl coming to the breakfast table in the morning and seeing my mom with her scarf on her head ~ I knew we would be cleaning and my sister Lynn and I would be helping mom. I also remember when Mom came home from the grocery store she would have these little plastic bags with oleo inside with a red dot. Mom would give each one of us girls one of those bags and we would have to squeeze the oleo until it was soften and then have the red dot squeezed evenly throughout the oleo.. One day I was so glad I got mine done and I took it to my mom thinking I could go out and play.. She told Lynn to give hers to me so she could help mom with something else that needed done. Lynn threw that bag across the room to me and wham bang it hit the armrest corner of the chair which was wooden and that bag exploded all over me and the chair... We both were in shock and Lynn ran to the kitchen to get a towel so we could clean it up before mom saw what happened.. Holy Buckets that oleo did nothing but smear smear smear all over , everywhere~! Now that I'm older I think "Why did Mom have Lynn and I do that job in the living room"? It was a warm day ~ we could of done it outside... Well, anyway it made a memory and I still remember that day.
We had a wonderful Mom who loved us both so much... She died at 54 of bone cancer the day after Christmas 44 years ago.. I was 22 and had 3 children.. I took care of my mom full time for 6 months. Dave and I were having a new home built at this time. The oldest boy, Wally (age 5) stayed with my hubby at his mom's house so he could go to school. I got to see him on week-ends. Richard (almost 2) stayed with me and I had Jodie in September so I took care of Rich and a new baby and Mom.. It was hard at the time and I don't regret having to do this. But I'm so glad I was able to take care of my Mom. We had many great times talking to each other and she loved Wally, Rich and Jodie so much.. Jodie would lay next to my Mom whether she was awake or sleeping. I think Jodie was great therapy for her..four happy people loving each other. Rich loved to sing` so he sang to my Mom. On the good days Mom would always play board games with Rich and me. Too bad my children didn't get to know my Mom better because she was a happy person who loved God with all her heart and soul..and mind.. I missed her so much after she died.. But I will see her again someday.. Ya-Hoo~!
It's foggy today~!! rainy and some of our snow is melted away. Tomorrow it's going to be 57 degrees.. Goodness to be...that is warm for this time of year.. Then on Saturday it's back to cold temperatures again and snow... The birds have been eating like hogs all day and the feeders are empty.. When I get up in the morning I'll get them filled up . Last day of 2010 tomorrow and onto 2011.. You all have a safe New Year's and get ready for a tiggeriffic New Year~!~!
Ta Ta For Now~!~!