Inspirational Words from the Interviews
"You don't need legislation to prove something...you can be whatever you set your heart and head to be, and don't let anybody tell you you can't be, because 1078 women pilots did it in World War II."
Annelleﾠ Hendersonﾠ Bulechekﾠ 44-w-2
"Do not undervalue your abilities.ﾠ You have ability that you haven't had a chance to use.ﾠ now, find something you want to use 'em on and then get after it!"
ﾠFlorene Miller Watsonﾠ -- WAFS
"Put God first, family next, and then do whatever you want to do, or whatever's needed.ﾠ The sky's the limit. When you're needed, be there.ﾠ you can do anything with God's help."
Marion Stegeman Hodgson, 43-w-5
"Failure is not always failure unless you let it be. Sometimes, it's simply a change in direction.ﾠ Count your many blessings, and move on!'
Deanie Bishop Parrish, 44-w-4
"How do I feel about being a WASP?ﾠ Out of nothing, it made me something, because it gave me the courage to try anything!
(You've got to) make your own opportunities!"
Charlyne Creger, 44-W-10
"...we all set our own priorities.ﾠ As you go through life, maybe your priorities need to be an artist, or maybe a musician, or any field you can think of.ﾠ It doesn't have to be aviation.ﾠ if you want to do anything in life badly enough, you can do it!"
Betty Haas Pfister, 43-w-5
"The future holds so much for you.ﾠ If you can have a goal and dream that you want to fulfill, just do your best, and you'll be able to do it!ﾠ ... (but you've got to) set your goals HIGH!"
Sandy Sandford Thompson, 43-w-5
ﾠ You want to be the next 'Greatest Generation?'ﾠ Then, return to the values that we lived by in 1942, 1944: "sexual relations are for marriage, marriage is for life, there's a right and a wrong, you are responsible for your own actions...and a strong faith in God.
Ruth Dailey Helm, WASP
"...100 years from now, none of us is going to be here and there's going to be a whole new generation...and if we have not passed on the ideals that make a country, that make a nation, that make a people, then there's not going to be anymore people!ﾠ (As for me, I want my life to be) a legacy of love!"
Anita Paul (aka Sister Teresa)ﾠ 44-w-6
"...if they don't know history, if they don't place any importance on history, we're in trouble, because history is so important...no just the history of women, the history of our country!"
Doris Brinker Tanner, 44-w-4