For our May 17th discussion, we are reading the book heartbeat by Sharon Creech. Run, run, run. That’s what twelve-year-old Annie loves to do. Find out more about Annie and her family in this tenderhearted story.
Almost 8,700 B-24 Bombers were built at Willow Run. During top production, the plant employed 42,000 people including Rosie the Riveter.
” ‘Oh, Meggie.’ Mom had pulled me to her, hugging me hard, smelling like cold cream and Sweetheart Soap. ‘I have to do something. I just can’t stay home all day and knit socks.’ “
During the war years, the Andrews Sisters sang many hit songs. In our story, Meggie hears them singing “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” on a nieghbor’s radio.
Here they are dressed in uniform. Left to right: Maxene, Patty, and LaVerne.