Monday, June 21, 2010



"Millie" Like many women of her generation, my great-grandmother worked at the Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver during the war. She was able to save enough money to buy herself a full-length mink coat - something she had always wanted but never dreamed she would someday own! She wore it almost daily, no matter that it was "too fancy" for every occasion, and when it wore out she had it re-fashioned onto a stole. (Which I now have!) To me she was always a cute, feisty old lady named Mildred. But when I think of her working in the shipyards, saving up for a very girly splurge, she is a cute, feisty girl whose friends call her Millie.

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