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Riveting Rosie

Leslie Brown

I have a feeling one of the REAL Rosie the Riveters has never wailed for free birth control (not generally an issue for feminists) or whined about some “War on Women”.

You see, Elinor Otto is still working….at 95 years old! This is amazing stuff! She’s just about to retire from the Boeing plant in Long Beach California having worked on C-17’s from wartime until now, when the very last one is being built.

This woman is adorable. Answering the nation’s call for women to work in the factories while many of the men were off fighting in WWII, she acknowledged she was doing a “man’s job”, yet she made the choice to remain a feminine “girly girl”.

It’s her larger-than-life attitude colleagues said they will miss most.
“She’s an inspiration to keep people moving forward,” said Sal Gutierrez, a Boeing senior manager of production. “She’s a trooper.”
Otto’s last day at the plant will be this month.
“One of my sisters years ago said — when are you going to retire so we can go traveling?,” she said. “I said I don’t know. She says ‘What are you going to do? Work ‘till you’re 95?’”


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