"We pull better when we pull together."
“We pulled together then. We can do it again. It’s our only hope.”
“We were asked to help. We arrived. We did it for all of us. But we are still invisible to too many.”
We were beautiful chicks, but not chicken. We really stepped out, and it changed us and our children.
"Until recently we were invisible even to those who are supposed to know what makes history."
“’We can do it!’ is not even half right. We can, we did, and we’re trying still, if people will only pay attention.”
"Loose lips sink ships."
"We did it together!"
“About ‘We can do it!’, of course we can. We have done it, and we are doing it again.”
“I didn’t see daylight for six months. We worked from before daylight till after dark. Then spring came, and the light gave us new hope. But it was not done yet."
“The supervisor apologized for putting me next to a black woman. I answered him, 'Ain’t we all in this together. Where is your loyalty?"
“I remember them playing, ‘The Bluebird of Happiness’ on the radio. We all listened, because it was about hope and that all of us, rich and poor, were suffering.”
“We got rations for one pair of shoes a year. We’d laugh that that was better than the men, ‘cause combat boots had blisters built in. We got that from the soldiers we loved.”
“What did I want more than anything? Safety for our loved ones. Then, a pair of nylons to wear with my fiancé by my side and no more worry of war. That is what the end of the war meant getting on with a normal life with loved ones being close by, again. But we all knew we were forever changed. Everyone knew someone was lost. Freedom meant something, and it still does, but it’s hidden now – it’s still there, the meaning, but it’s too quiet.”
“Why do you think I’m special? I just did what I had to do, like all the other women. Nothing to brag about, just keep your eye on the work and don’t mess up. Winnin’ the war and saving lives depended on it.”
“I had not heard my fiancé’s voice for more three years, when we reunited after the war. Mail is all we had, and that was censored. We met in an airport, and he said he recognized my long legs first.”
“One loose rivet could catch in the wind and tear the whole wing off the plane. Doing a good job meant saving lives. Savin’ lives was what we was about.”
“Troop trains were packed. But me and my two babies in diapers were treated so good by the soldiers when we rode for days on the train to Portland, Oregon. They helped take care of my 2 year old boy, when he was afraid. It was a time we all pulled together. Work was the same. No nonsense."
“I swore to secrecy, and I will not break it ever. I will be silent, though I think the Rosies should be respected and learned from. We knew how to pull together then.”
"Another 'big thank you Anne for being in one picture and that was with the nice Rosie who's in a hospital bed. There you were by her side. How sweet of you to be with her. Another 'star' for you Anne." "Anne I got my DVD yesterday. I love it. Will play it again today. Thanks for doing all the events for Rosies. I thought the video was about all the things that we were working for and what the boys were fighting for. You got it all Anne. Many thanks. And its nice you got your Mom involved - she would have been proud.I love you for all you do and not feeling well yourself again many thanks and may god bless you Anne. Love." "Hi again Anne. I just watched my dvd again. I saw me, I missed yesterday. How great!! I loved the part of everyone who is in it but especially me!!! But I loved you putting your Mom on the table. What a great tribute for your mom. Thanks. Love.