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One of the original World War II "Rosie the Riveters" is still working in the factory at the age of 93 in California.
According to the Daily Mail, Elinor Otto joined the workforce in 1942 to help in the war effort. Despite earning 65 cents at her first factory job and with a son to care for, Otto enjoyed work. When the war ended, she tried other jobs, but nothing seemed as fulfilling.
“I’m a working person, I guess. I like to work. I like to be around people that work,” Otto said.
Her daily routine is to wake up at 4 a.m. to get the paper and a cup of coffee, before heading into work at the Boeing plant at 6 a.m.
Since working for over 70 years, where she rivets wing sections of C-17 cargo planes, Otto is known for her dedication. The Rosie the Riveter Park was opened recently to honor Otto and other working women, to celebrate the women empowerment movement of “We Can Do It,” NBC News reports.
She is likely to retire sometime next year.
“When I go to heaven, I hope God keeps me busy,” Otto said.