Rosie the Riveter and a New Perspective

Women and Words

I was recently in San Francisco with my pals Angel, Monte, and their two kids. Oh yeah, my wife Betty was there too 🙂

Angel has a thing for National Parks, and for the last few spring vacations we’ve taken with them, we’ve been dragged to twelve or fifteen different ones. On this trip alone we hit four. One of them was the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. That name’s a mouthful, but it was a-freaking-mazing! And not for the reasons you might think.

R Rosie building

I thought it would be cool to learn about the women behind Rosie—actually an Agnes—who, as of 2013 I think, was still kicking at 95. Of course, the visitor’s center had awesome displays and interesting videos and information boards galore. When we first arrived, sopping wet from the monsoon-like downpour outside, we were met by an awesome young Ranger who took the time to explain…

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