either had a chance of doing it or go home. Those who wanted transfers
went home! We did what we were assigned to do...with no regrets!"
Ruth Thomason Florey, 43-w-4
"Help me remember, Lord, that nothing is going to happen today
that you and I can't handle together."
Sylvia Dahmes Clayton, 43-w-5
main thing in my life is: 'TELL THE TRUTH!' Other than that, just
persevere...never give up...just keep plugging...(but) that's what I would
say is my one think, TELL THE TRUTH!"
Betty Archibald Fernandes, 43-w-3
"Glamour, hell, it was hard
“My favortie word? Honor! Oh, honor!
That to me is more than a word.
I mean, that's a way of life. ...I'd die for honor!"
Shutsy Reynolds, 44-w-5
is natural for a person to seek happiness in life. However, I
believe that this desirable aim is never achieved if one attempts to find
it directly. Instead, happiness is found indirectly as a by-product
from devoted service to the lives of others."
Marie Mountain Clark, 44-w-1
"How to reach a
youngster with the proper words…would fail me…I can’t
know what would reach them. I can only tell them the one
thing that somebody told me…anything you want to do, you can
do…anything…and believe it. ...
you can do it. Don’t let people tell you you can’t…don’t let people tell
you you aren’t good enough. Be good
enough.” Gayle Snell, 44-w-9
Never say 'No.' You might miss something!
Lillian Epsberg Goodman, 43-w-5
"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."
Annelle Henderson Bulechek 44-w-2
"Do not undervalue your
abilities. You have ability that you haven't had a chance to
use. now, find something you want to use 'em on and then get after
Florene Miller Watson -- WAFS
"Put God first, family next, and
then do whatever you want to do, or whatever's needed. The sky's
the limit. When you're needed, be there. You can do anything with
Marion Stegeman Hodgson, 43-w-5
"Failure is not always failure.
Sometimes, it's simply a change in direction. Count your many
blessings, and move on!'
Deanie Bishop Parrish, 44-w-4
"How do I feel about being a
WASP? 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. As you go through life, maybe your priorities need to
be an artist, or maybe a musician, or any field you can think of.
It doesn't have to be aviation. 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. 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! ... (but you've
got to) set your goals HIGH!"
Sandy Sandford Thompson, 43-w-5
want to be the next 'Greatest Generation?' 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
Dailey Helm, WASP
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! (As for me, I want my life to be) a
legacy of love!"
Anita Paul (aka Sister Teresa) 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
Doris Brinker Tanner, 44-w-4