Rosie the Riveter Introduces Wendy the Welder
Updated: Apr 20, 2022
This is inspiration for you as Rosie the Riveter introduces Wendy the Welder. Plus, Rosie has gathered inspirational quotes from women who worked during World War II.
Meet Wendy the Welder
She worked shoulder to shoulder with me. And now there are Halloween, cosplay, and reenactment costume kits for both of us.
Did I say Halloween? Yes, it will be here before we know it. And I’ve talked Kendra and Matilda into making a special introductory price PLUS an EXTRA 10% discount code ( WENDY10) on the fabulous new Wendy Costume Kit.
Now it is your choice — BE A ROSIE or BE A WENDY.
Wow, Where is This Year Going?
It’s August! And even though we’re in the Dog Days of Summer, we can already see Halloween just over the horizon.
I want you to meet my cousin—Wendy the Welder. In her honor, RosieCentral (AKA Kendra and Matilda) has developed a unique new costume.
It’s a fresh view on your favorite Rosie costume. Wendy the Welder has her own:
Blue and white bandana,
Authentic employment badge, and
Her own name patch
Plus goggles! Real welding goggles.
“Welding,” said one Wendy, “is like sewing with fire!”
It’s hard to believe, but almost 80 years ago, Wendy and Rosie went to work!
AND Just imagine. Halloween 1941—80 years ago—the world was on the brink of World War 2. In just a little more than a month (December 7th, 1941) the attack on Pearl Harbor would pull the US into war.
And with the war, millions of women mobilized, taking up the jobs vacated by the men at war. In other words, women’s lives were about to change…FOREVER.
Who is Wendy?
Like Rosie, Wendy is more than a fictional hero. She’s an icon for the women who took on the challenging job of welding. It wasn’t an easy job. Many welders carried the burns on their skin throughout their lives. Proving, once again, that women can do a man’s job. As one woman welder said, “Welding is a lot like sewing with fire.”
And now Wendy has her own costume. She’s earned it.
This year, you and a friend OR you and a daughter OR you and a sister can celebrate Halloween together as Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder.
Words of Inspiration from WW2 Working Women
Oveta Culp Hobby – Words to Inspire
"Women who stepped up were measured as citizens of the nation, not as women. This was a people’s war, and everyone was in it." ~Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby
During WW2, Oveta Hobby organized the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. In January 1945, Hobby was awarded the Army’s Distinguished Service Medal for her work. She later served as the first cabinet-level secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She was an inspirational woman to many.
"A purpose gives meaning to life. It is like the hub in a wheel — with every spoke fitted into it to make a strong and perfect circle. Without such a hub, spokes will not radiate evenly and your wheel will lack strength, will tend to break apart on the first good bump it hits. Given a strong hub, a strong purpose, a person can take a surprising number of shocks and bumps on the outside rim without sustaining permanent damage." ~Oveta Culp Hobby
Oveta Hobby was not just a strong woman during WW2, she continued to make a contribution throughout her life. Her words are meant to inspire us to see ourselves as fulfilling important roles throughout our lives.
Anonymous – Words of inspiration
Although we don’t know the name of the woman who spoke the following words, we can take inspiration from her.
"I knew I was a part of making history…It gave you a real high, because you knew real things could come out of it." ~World War II Anonymous Woman
WASP – Words of Inspiration from the Women Airforce Service Pilots
"You don’t need legislation to prove something…you can be whatever you set your heart and head to be, and don’t let anybody tell you can’t be, because 1078 women pilots did it in World War II. If the nation ever again needs them, American women will respond." ~Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)
As we always say, WE CAN DO IT…PASS IT ON!
And now we can add Wendy’s motto: “WE DID IT!” And you can too.
If you would like to check out our new Wendy the Welder costume kit, just CLICK HERE.
Be sure to use the discount code: WENDY10