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SHE DID IT 

THANKS  FOR THE INSPIRATION MARY DOYLE KEEFE, AKA “ROSIE THE RIVETER”

Model for Norman Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter’ dies at 92

“You know Mary Doyle Keefe, but maybe not by that name. In 1943, the then-19-year-old telephone operator had been called upon to provide a unique kind of service during the war effort: Become the face of dedicated patriotism from the home front.

Norman Rockwell painted Keefe as “Rosie the Riveter,” an image that graced an iconic Saturday Evening Post cover and “became a symbol for millions of American women who went to work during World War II,” according to the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Keefe, 92, died in Connecticut this week after a brief illness, her family told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

How Keefe’s likeness came to be immortalized — and turned into a symbol of female independence — happened rather serendipitously. Rockwell and Keefe were neighbors in Arlington, Vt., and he often asked folks in the community to pose for his work.

[Real-life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ women share their stories and philosophy]

The resulting image — of “Rosie” with a rivet gun on her lap, sandwich in hand and “Mein Kempf” beneath her feet — didn’t quite resemble the 19-year-old. Keefe, who told the Courant she had never even seen a rivet gun before, was petite, contrasting with Rosie’s large biceps, broad shoulders and large hands.

“Other than the red hair and my face, Norman Rockwell embellished Rosie’s body,” Keefe told the Courtant. “I was much smaller than that and did not know how he was going to make me look like that until I saw the finished painting.”

Rockwell sent Keefe a letter 24 years after completing the painting, apologizing for bulking her in size “and calling her the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen,” the AP reported. “I did have to make you into a sort of a giant,” he wrote.

A popular song, “Rosie the Riveter,” predated the painting, as did J. Howard Miller’s motivational “We can do it!” poster. But the Rockwell work, which includes a lunch pail emblazoned with the name “Rosie,” received wide distribution via the Saturday Evening Post.

In an obituary written by Keefe’s family, the painting is described as “a nationally known icon of American resolve for women assisting in the war effort during World War II.” Keefe, the obituary said, earned “much appreciation and acclaim over the years” for it.”

Read the full piece here

Model For Rosie The Riveter Dies At 92

Mary Keefe, who posed for Norman Rockwell’s famous cover of The Saturday Evening Post as Rosie The Riveter, died today.

Keefe was a 19-year-old telephone operator when she became the model for the classic 1943 work which was meant to encourage women to volunteer for wartime services.

Here is a look back at her and the many women she empowered over there years.

View image | gettyimages.com

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“There was a war on, and you did what you could,” Mary Doyle Keefe had said of the painting.

Norman Rockwell painted Keefe as “Rosie the Riveter,” an image that graced an iconic Saturday Evening Post cover and “became a symbol for millions of American women who went to work during World War II,” reads a statement from the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Keefe, 92, died in Connecticut this week after a brief illness, her family confirmed to the Associated Press Wednesday.

Model for Norman Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter’ dies at 92

You know Mary Doyle Keefe, but maybe not by that name. In 1943, the then-19-year-old telephone operator had been called upon to provide a unique kind of service during the war effort: Become the face of dedicated patriotism from the home front.

Norman Rockwell painted Keefe as “Rosie the Riveter,” an image that graced an iconic Saturday Evening Post cover and “became a symbol for millions of American women who went to work during World War II,” according to the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Keefe, 92, died in Connecticut this week after a brief illness, her family told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

Read the rest of this piece on The Washington Post where it was first published.

92 Truths (Mababawasan pag di ko trip ung tanong. :/ )

NAME: Rochelynne 

AGE: 16 

BIRTH DATE: April 4,199?

PRESENT ADDRESS: I don’t wanna. I might get unwanted visitors. Nah. Just kidding hahaha but really no. Didn’t you know it’s dangerous posting your home address at social networking sites? It’s too risky. :/ 

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write the 92 Truths about you. At the end, choose people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you.

I wanna read your answers :)) so please do it! :D

WHAT WAS YOUR:

1. last beverage = Water

2. last phone call = Celline 

3. last text message = Papa

4. last song you listened to = Let the flames begin- Paraaaamowrrrr! 

5. last time you cried = idk. why do they have to know? 

HAVE YOU EVER:

6. dated someone twice = Nope

7. been cheated on = Nope

8. kissed someone & regretted it = Nope 

9. lost someone special =  Yep

10. been depressed = Yeah. 

11. been drunk and threw up = Nope. 

LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS:

12. Black

13. White

14. Puple/Lavender basta kahit anong violet. 50 shades of violet. 

LAST YEAR (2014), HAVE YOU:

15. Made a new friend = Yep, a lot actually. 

16. Fallen out of love = Nah

17. Laughed until you cried = Yep 

18. Met someone who changed you = Yes, a lot. 

19. Found out who your true friends were = Yep. 

20. Found out someone was talking about you = Yep. 

21. Kissed anyone on your FB friend’s list = Yeah. I’ve kissed a lot on my FB friend’s list including my mom, dad and my brother. 

GENERAL:

22. How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life = 50% maybe.

24. Do you have any pets = Yes, a dog. 

25. Do you want to change your name = Nope. I love the name my parents gave me. It bears a part of theirs. 

26. What did you do for your last birthday = Ate at greenwich with my friends then walk and walk and talk and some window shopping around the mall. It’s fun. :) 

27. What time did you wake up today = 9:45 am 

28. What were you doing at midnight last night = Naglalaro ng ds. 

29. Name something you CANNOT wait for = Repay my parents hard-work for me to finish college and be cured from my damn illnesses. 

30. Last time you saw your Mother = 30 minutes ago. 

31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life = A lot. 

32. What are you listening to right now = Paramore playlist 

34. What’s getting on your nerves right now = My illness, yung gastos sa mga check ups at tests (ultrasound, blood chenes, at kung anu ano pa ) ko, a certain guy. Yung sermon na aabutin ko sa dean sa enlistment. 

35. Most visited webpage = Facebook, tumblr. 

37. Nickname = roch or whatever kind of unique nickname you wanna call me. 

38. Relationship Status = 

39. Zodiac sign = Aries 

40. He or She = She

41. Elementary = GPESM

42. High School = CHS 

43. College = TUP

44. Hair color = Black

45. Long or short = Long

46. Height = 5′5″ or 5′6″ ata. Di ko naman chinecheck yung height ko eh. 

47. Do you have a crush on someone? = Yeah.

48. What do you like about yourself? = Pagiging mabait ko siguro. At yung mahaba kong pasensya. 

49. Piercings = On my ears

50. Tattoos=  None. Tattoos are too risky for me to have and no one in our family gets that. 

51. Righty or lefty= Right

FIRSTS :

52. First surgery = Malapit na. Baka this year or next year basta malapit na. 

53. First piercing = Babyhood. 

54. First best friend = mary joy

55. First sport you joined = volleyball 

56. First vacation = Jeds Island Resort

58. First pair of trainers = Nike 

RIGHT NOW:

59. Eating = None

60. Drinking = Water 

61. I’m about to = do some drills for my li’l bro and review physics or calculus. 

62. Listening to = Paramore nga kulit. tssss

63. Waiting for = End of the world. De joke. Enrolment. 

YOUR FUTURE :

64. Want kids? = Yeah but currently no ‘till I don’t know. 

65. Get Married? = Parang ayoko na. Pain in the butt lang. Ayokong matali sa bahay. De joke. May nagustuhan akong sinabi ni mama na medyo nagpabago ng isip ko eh. Hahaha. 

66. Career? = Electronics Engineer 

WHICH IS BETTER :

67. Lips or eyes = Eyes 

68. Hugs or kisses= Hugs. 

69. Shorter or taller = Taller

70. Older or Younger = Older pero oks din younger. What’s the point of asking this anyway? Both are fine. The question “which is better” is nonsense on this one. (Sorry na. Hahaha. Medyo mainit ulo. XD)

71. Romantic or spontaneous = ewan ko. whatever will please me. 

72. Nice stomach or nice arms = Nice Stomach

73. Sensitive or loud = Eto din. Ang nonsense din nito. Di ko gusto masyadong sensitive at di ko din gusto ang maiingay masyado. Pero syempre depende kung ano ba ung sensitive or loud. Be specific with the questions. (Sorry malaga. :( Hahahaha. May toyo ako ngayon. ) 

74. Hook-up or relationship = Relationshit. Oh, I mean relationship. HAHAHAHA 

75. Trouble maker or hesitant =  NS

HAVE YOU EVER :

76. Kissed a stranger = No

77. Drank hard liquor = Is tequila rose a hard liquor?

78. Lost glasses/contacts = No 

79. Sex on first date = No. 

80. Broke someone’s heart = Yes

81. Had your own heart broken = Many times. Tanga eh. Di marunong madala. 

82. Been arrested = No. The only thing I might get arrested for is for trying to punch someone to death. Joke. HAHAHAHA. XD 

83. Turned someone down = Yap. 

84. Cried when someone died = Yep. 

85. Fallen for a friend = Many times. 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

86. Yourself = Taasan na natin confidence natin oh! Yeah! XD De joke. Sapat na tiwala lang. 

87. Miracles = Yeah

88. Love at first sight  = No but I believe on lust at first sight. It happens to most people. 

89. Heaven = Yes. 

90. Santa Claus = Yes. 

91. Kiss on the first date = No. 

92. Angels = Yes. 


Please do this also. Pretty please? :) omgpunyatera, justloveuddup. Ayan na po, ehkungsapakinkayakita. Hahahaha. XD 

Mary Doyle Keefe (age 92) died yesterday, Tuesday, April 21st, in Connecticut. She was the original model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Rosie The Riveter” painting. She was a neighbor of Rockwell’s when he asked her to pose for the illustration that would soon sweep all of history. At the time of the illustration, Keefe was a 19 year old telephone operator. She will be missed.

Model for Norman Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter’ dies at 92


You know Mary Doyle Keefe, but maybe not by that name. In 1943, the then-19-year-old telephone operator had been called upon to provide a unique kind of service during the war effort: Become the face of dedicated patriotism from the home front.

Norman Rockwell painted Keefe as “Rosie the Riveter,” an image that graced an iconic Saturday Evening Post cover and “became a symbol for millions of American women who went to work during World War II,” according to the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Keefe, 92, died in Connecticut this week after a brief illness, her family told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

How Keefe’s likeness came to be immortalized — and turned into a symbol of female independence — happened rather serendipitously. Rockwell and Keefe were neighbors in Arlington, Vt., and he often asked folks in the community to pose for his work.

During a 2012 interview with the Hartford Courant, Keefe recalled how she returned for a second photo session because Rockwell asked her to model in a blue shirt and loafers. She was paid a total of $10.

“He liked to paint from photos, so his photographer took pictures of me, just posing me different ways and telling me to look this way or that,” Keefe said. “I don’t remember the photographer telling me to have any kind of attitude on my face, but I’m 90 and don’t remember.”

Read the rest of the story here

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2015/04/22/rosie-the-riveter-model-dies-at-92/

Raccontare il lavoro

La scorsa settimana, si ricorderà, i numeri provvisori del governo sulle nuove attivazioni di contratti (+92 mila a marzo rispetto ad un anno fa) avevano fatto sperare in un’imminente ripresa del mercato del lavoro. O almeno questo poteva sembrare a leggere alcuni giornali che riportavano – parzialmente, e male – il comunicato del ministero. La ripresa del mercato del lavoro potrà avvenire, invece, solo a condizioni economiche più favorevoli, ma al momento quasi tutti gli indicatori registrano andamenti troppo altalenanti. E oggi l'Istat attesta il tasso di disoccupazione di marzo al 13%, quindi in crescita dopo il calo di febbraio.
L'errore mica è oggi, eventualmente. L'Istat, di certo, non fa propaganda al contrario, né gufa. L'errore è stato la scorsa settimana quando in tanti – quasi tutti – si sono affrettati a parlare di “nuovi posti di lavoro in più”. Erano nuove attivazioni di contratti, appunto. Due cose diverse.

Per una volta che il governo ci era andato cauto, non si è compresa l'enfasi mediatica. Nuovi contratti non necessariamente corrispondono a nuova occupazione. Dipende. Non si è tenuto conto abbastanza, ad esempio, delle trasformazioni (anch'esse in aumento rispetto ad un anno prima), soprattutto per la decontribuzione prevista dalla Legge di Stabilità. Dunque non era effetto Jobs Act la scorsa settimana, non è effetto Jobs Act oggi.
Purtroppo il mercato del lavoro è segnato da anni di immobilismo, ma anche dagli anni della crisi. Cambiare le regole è opportuno, ma non sufficiente (sono tante le cose da correggere, eh: differenze di genere, mancata partecipazione dei giovani, part time involontario, disoccupazione di lunga durata, scoraggiati). Le previsioni di crescita dicono che l'Italia sta superando la lunga fase recessiva, ma è ancora contenuta. E come la creiamo nuova occupazione così? In un breve lasso di tempo, intendo. Qualcosa si sta muovendo, però dirsi la verità è sempre meglio, ecco.