Another “Rosie” Story

Do you know the story of Rosie the Riveter?

Pacific Paratrooper

Ruth & Ben Reise

When Ben Reise went to enlist in the military in 1942 during World War II, his future wife, Ruth Fern Gibb, went with him. The two had grown up together in Chicago, meeting in grammar school.

Ben Reise tried to enlist in the Navy, but they told him that he was too short at 5 feet, 4 inches, Ruth Reise said. Next, he went to the Army, which “took him right away.”

At the same time Ben enlisted, Ruth was also offered a job. Her height – 5 feet even – made her the perfect size to climb into airplane gas tanks to secure the rivets. Soon after, she began working at the Douglas Aircraft manufacturing plant, on the site where O’Hare International Airport is today.

From 1942 to 1945, Douglas manufactured 655 C-54 Skymasters, a military transport aircraft, at the Chicago plant. A photo from…

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Lonely

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Sulaiman Hafeez

Lying down in my bed with a blanket draped over me, I keep tossing and turning unable to drift off to sleep. At 3 A.M, all my mind keeps thinking about is you.

I keep thinking about the time you used to lay right next to me with your messy hair strewn over your beautiful face, how melodious even your light-snores sounded and how your warm skin used to drive away the cold wind which is now creeping in inside my blanket.

I miss sitting beside you by the seaside and watching the sun rise through your eyes. Those times when I ran my fingers through your hair as you leaned your head against my shoulders while watching a movie.

Lying alone makes me realize how much I crave your touch. I wish to hear you whisper softly in my ears once again. I miss every last detail of you…

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“The Sweet Essence Of Giraffe”: Song A Day Challenge – Day #2

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Manic Music Monday: Welcome To The Song a Day Challenge!

Thank You ToDanica For Nominating Me!

Here are the rules:

  • Post a song a day for five consecutive days (I’m posting consecutive Mondays!)
  • Post the name of the song and video
  • Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional)
  • Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge

My Song of the Day:

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – “The Canyons Of Your Mind” (1968)

“Oh, I can’t get it together!” – Viv Stanshall.

What the lyrics mean to me:

During the ’60s, Viv Stanshall and those crazy boys of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band maintained that tradition of eccentric English humour richly expressed by the likes of Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Monty Python et al.  

This particular ballad is a traditional olde English ditty; nothing substantial is known about its origins, but it is believed to have been originally…

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