Working on Liberty Ships during World War II

"They said women made better welders than men."

“But that was one of my greatest frustrations with being a welder. You had to get the temperature on the machine set exactly right. If it were too hot it’d burn a hole in the metal. If it’s too cold it’d stick [laughs], so you couldn’t make a seam.”

“And they said women made better welders than men because, especially if they like to sew. Well, I didn’t like to sew, but I hope I did weld better than I sewed because that was never something I liked to do.”