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Wed Jan 24, 2018, 07:08 PM

Naomi Parker Fraley real-life Rosie the Riveter was an American icon before inspiring 'We Can Do

By Matthew Hansen World-Herald columnist 17 hrs ago

They tell a story about Naomi, one that captures the real-life grit of this anonymous waitress who lived nearly her entire life unaware that she would end it as an American icon.

The story is that Naomi once got a different waitressing job. She usually worked in nightclubs, because the tips were better. But this job started early. She needed to wake before the sun rose.

Naomi didn’t own a working alarm clock. She didn’t have the money to buy both an alarm clock and dinner.

“ ‘What will we do, Joey?’ ” she asked her son.

FULL story & video: http://www.omaha.com/columnists/plus/hansen-naomi-parker-fraley-real-life-rosie-the-riveter-was/article_154ccfdc-b1c6-5728-a4fe-b844df69ab84.html

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