Next appearance set for West Seattle’s Rosie the Riveter group

(February 2009 photo by Christopher Boffoli)
Back in February, WSB photojournalist Christopher Boffoli reported on an unforgettable group of West Seattle women, the Rosie the Riveter group, after they presented a program at The Mount. If you missed these trailblazing women then – here’s your next chance to see them. The news comes from organizer Georgie Bright Kunkel:

The West Seattle Rosie the Riveter group will present a program at Bridge Park Retirement Residence on 35th Avenue SW [in High Point; map] on July 16th at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited.

We will sing along to tunes popular during WWII, hear from the Rosies that worked during WWII and view a display of original Saturday Evening Post covers, advertisements and illustrations from WWII years. The original Rosie the Riveter cover is in this display.

Georgie Bright Kunkel, organizer of the Rosie the Riveter Group, invites any woman who worked during WWII to call 206-935-8663 in order to join with other Rosie the Riveters. You don’t have to have been an actual riveter to be a Rosie. We want to hear your story about it all.

Georgie also reminds us that she’ll be featured on KING5 TV’s Evening Magazine in the not-too-distant future (we don’t have the date yet) for one of her other claims to fame: Being the oldest open-mike standup comic in Seattle.

1 Reply to "Next appearance set for West Seattle's Rosie the Riveter group"

  • AlkiMom June 26, 2009 (1:27 pm)

    These ladies are amazing! They proved that women could do anything. When the war was over, they had to put their aprons on and return to their kitchens. My mom was a Rosie but died a few years ago from mesothelioma, caused by the clouds of asbestos she breathed in the shipyard.

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