2008.  Washington Women in Trades very first Rosie calendar. 
Rosie was an icon of WWII, the embodiment of  America’s unity during wartime.  These women were asked to help out across the nation while the men were away.  They were from all walks of life: mothers, students, and teenagers; women who never questioned, just pitched in and did what was asked of them.  They took on jobs building airplanes, making submarine nets, expediting, working in labs and repairing army vehicles. Most had no experience in trades work! 
So what happened to them after the war ended?  Some stayed in the trades, others raised families; others went back to their careers as teachers, waitresses and office workers. 
Now in 2007, the Rosies are in their 80s and 90s and very young at heart.  Most of them live independently and have a zest for life seldom seen even in 20-somethings.  Some are writing memoirs, poetry, or books on senior sex.  Others are restoring vintage planes, some are very active in politics, some are traveling and dancing.  Most are grandmothers and great-grandmothers. 
The Rosies think nothing of their achievements. Today’s tradeswomen see them as their founding mothers, women who paved the way for them to work and be accepted in the trades.  Young girls see the Rosies as rock stars, famous for what they did.   All should see them for what they are: very extraordinary women, true heroines, women who will continue to inspire us for a lifetime.
This project is dedicated to them all.


This calendar is out of print



January
Betty Severson
Bucker at Boeing
born 1.8.1924
February
Irene Hull
Insulation installer on Liberty Ships
born 2.22.1913
died 3.20.2011
March
Margaret Berry
Riveter at Boeing
born 1.20.1923
died 8.30.11
April
Edith Pritchett
Gyroscope wirer at Bremerton Shipyard
born 4.16.1922
died 9.6.2012

May
Eunice Armstrong
C-mechanic at Boeing
born 10.3.1921
June
Josie Dunn
Riveter at Boeing
born 6.23.18
died 11.26.16

July
Colleen Charles
Expediter at Boeing
born 5.23.24
died 2.19.13
August
Georgie Kunkel
Driller at Boeing, Chehalis
born 8.31.20

September
Dorothy Klinger
Metal tester at GE
born 5.19.1920
October
Violet Russell
Inspector at Boeing
born 10.25.1915
died 6.6.2009
November
Barbara Toms
Mildred Ranger

Barbara, riveter at Boeing
Millie, Army Mechanic
Barbara born 10.17.26
Millie born 11.17.24
died 12.2.2009

December
Peggy Cook
Made submarine nets at Indian Island
born 12.21.24
died 3.8.17