In early 1942, the Westinghouse Corp. commissioned artist J. Howard Miller to produce several morale-boosting posters to be displayed inside its buildings. The project was funded by the government as a way to motivate workers and perhaps recruit new ones for the war effort.
Smitten with the UPI photo, Miller was said to have decided to base one of his posters on the anonymous, slender metal worker.
For four decades, this fact escaped Mrs. Doyle, who shortly after the photo was taken left her job at the factory. She barely lasted two weeks.
A cellist, Mrs. Doyle was horrified to learn that a previous worker at the factory had badly injured her hands working at the machines. She found safer employment at a soda fountain and bookshop in Ann Arbor, where she met a young dental school student she would marry.
In 1984, Mrs. Doyle and her family came across an article in Modern Maturity magazine, a former AARP publication, that connected her UPI photo with Miller’s wartime poster.
The artist did take some liberties with Mrs. Doyle’s physique, her family said.
“She didn’t have those big muscles,’’ said her daughter Stephanie Gregg of Eaton Rapids, Mich. “She was busy playing cello.’’
Posts tagged RIP.
“It has been quite a shock for everybody, but my view is that he was there thoroughly enjoying himself when he was struck down.”
There are no words vile enough to describe this church. None.
To paraphrase the angel Gabriel, they are a great big bag of dicks.
I read the news today, oh boy.
John Lennon 9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980
Only in America could there be a tee-shirt that says “He who dies with the most toys wins.” He who dies with the most toys only leaves his heirs a giant headache. The story, of course, is whom you touched, whom you wove into your story, who, you allowed to weave you into theirs.
I know that I have been – and I believe we all are – always stronger and better when we let the strength of others help us. But being helped by them is not goal: being one with them – unity – is the goal. Making them part of your tapestry by reaching out, helping the next person, greeting the next person, sacrificing a little something for the next person. The toys won’t do you any good when you die. A tapestry well-woven will mean – for all of eternity – that you mattered
That is what America is all about, isn’t it? Nobody makes it on their own. Each of us is woven together into the fabric of our country. And when one of our neighbors is in need, it is the duty of the rest of us to hold her up. We all have a responsibility to each other. And in that unity is not just our story but our strength. When we want to accomplish something, we reach to our neighbors to help make it happen. Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Elizabeth Edwards (July 3, 1949 - December 7, 2010) at Meredith College 2007 Commencement
Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was 61.
Veteran comedian and actor Leslie Nielsen has died in a Florida hospital, his family confirmed to Global News on Sunday evening. The Canadian actor was 84.
Nielsen rose to fame with roles in the Airplane and Naked Gun film franchises. He had apparently been suffering from pneumonia for more than a week.
“Today at 5:30 with his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away,” his nephew Doug Nielsen told Manitoba radio station CJOB.
Today in history:
November 27th, 1978. At age 48, openly gay official and LGBT rights icon Harvey Milk was assassinated.
“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.”
From what we know and can tell, there has not been an increase in suicide completions among lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth over the past few weeks. Sadly, there are likely this many deaths every week, but the media and the general populace are just starting to realize the depth of this public health and social justice issue.
Today is the 5th anniversary since James Doohan’s passing. :’(
We still love and miss you Scotty.
“I’ve put Lloyd back where he started, he’s in my body again.” I wonder how Lloyd is going to feel about that when his mother’s back-fat starts to sag…
Iconic Death of the Day: Edith Shain, a former nurse whose impromptu V-J day kiss with American sailor George Mendonça was captured by Alfred Eisenstaedt’s in his iconic photograph “V–J day in Times Square,” passed away on Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 92.