101-year-old won't let pandemic sideline her

Dora Lopez stood near her husband at the clerk's window at the shipyards. Paying his union dues was one of several errands the couple tasked themselves with that day in Portland, Ore.

She wasn't paying much attention until the union clerk spoke to her.

"Are you working?" he asked Dora, who shook her head. "Do you want to work?"

It was part of the United States War Production Co-Ordinating Committee's "We Can Do It" campaign. Rosie the Riveter would become the campaign's star.

The union clerk told Dora the shipyard crews needed welders and burners.

"I told him I didn't know how to weld," Dora s...


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