Quotation by Mildred Admire Bedell

I became a journeyman welder—I did very well. I loved it. It was like crocheting ...
Mildred Admire Bedell U.S. (former) welder. As quoted in A Mouthful of Rivets, ch. 1, by Nancy Baker Wise and Christy Wise (1994).

Bedell was one of the many women who were welcomed into traditionally male trades during World War II, filling in for men who were needed in military service. Most of these women were ejected from their jobs—some willingly, others unwillingly—at the war's end.
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