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I'm going to celebrate my mom.
Born on the reservation, adopted out to a white family, graduated HS in 1950, and started working full time. (She worked and made money from the time she was 10. Sold cottage cheese made from her dad's cow's milk.
She worked as an operator at a switchboard for 24 years. Then she moved into management and the family moved with her.
My dad had been disabled and she was the breadwinner. It suited her.
Complicated daughter relationship, but she fiercely supported us.
She ended her career in managing divestiture contracts for the Bell Systems break up. She was the only person in her office who didn't have higher education. It didn't matter. She consistently found and solved more issues than anyone in her office. She loved that job. 3/
I think about what she might have accomplished with more education, more opportunities and less stress in her home.
She's waning now. Every time I see her, I know it might be the last time she knows who I am.
These women who broke ground may be your mom, grandma, aunt.
Remember what they did, and how their lives changed.
My mom was born 11 years after women were granted the vote in the US. Her rights and freedoms evolved. Ours are regressing.
Do your mom, grandma and aunt proud.
#ElectWomen (my sisters agree she would say this)
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