Women’s History Month: The Wonderful Women of Chateau BrickyardMarch 05, 2017 | Chateau Brickyard
"Women hold up half the sky." - Chinese proverb
March is Women's History Month! With that, it's a time to celebrate all of the contributions women have made throughout history, and a time to honor the positive impact they've had in our lives and communities.
A Brief History of Women's History Month
Women's History Month started in the United States when Congress passed a law which authorized a Women's History Week in 1981. By 1987, Congress had designated the entire month of March as Women's History Month. This month also coincides with International Women's Day, which is celebrated each year on March 8th.
The Women of Chateau Brickyard
The women of Chateau Brickyard have accomplished so much throughout their lives. From the home, to the workplace, to their involvement within our own senior community, here in Salt Lake City, UT, we can truly call the women of Chateau Brickyard "superwomen." In honor of all these inspiring women, we'd like to feature a few as a part of this month's blog!
One of Larae's favorite memories is when she was an assistant to a 1st grade teacher. She looks very fondly upon her memories of the 6 and 7-year-olds she got to work with. Larae told us, "The children would give me hugs and tell me that they loved me--it was so sweet!"
One thing that Margaret is extremely proud of is her amazing family. She has 4 children, 18 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren! Margaret's love for family was partially shaped by her father. She told us, "I really looked up to my father when I was growing up. He was the most caring person."
Barbara loved everything about her job as a credit analyst. One of her favorite parts of this position was verifying people's applications. Barbara analyzed people's applications using a computer which she especially enjoyed using!
Ruby truly excelled at her job building dialysis parts from start to finish. She used a blank circuit board, read from a blueprint, and used a soldering iron, pliers, hammer, and a screwdriver to build the parts. After finishing the dialysis parts, they would go to quality control. Ruby told us, "The most rewarding part about this job was knowing I was helping people live a better life in some way. Also, because I broke my own record in quality control for most working parts! No do overs!"
Lillian is extremely proud of her past work as a Navy nurse. Lillian told us a little bit more about why she felt so connected to this job. She said, "I was saving lives but I was also serving my country."
Wendy held a job for many years parking jets. She told us she loved this job because it was extremely exciting and adventurous.
Learn More About Our Community
We hope you enjoyed this deeper look into the lives of a few of the women in our Salt Lake City senior living community. If you liked reading these personal stories and memories, make sure to visit our community blog for a deeper look into the lives of our amazing residents.
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