Enter a world where men -
supposedly - rule and women aren't usually welcome. Ms.
Szillagyi shows us the real truth behind the construction business...
the good, the bad, and the hilarious.
Lady! Your Tin Snips are Showing...
Cleaning the gutter was easy
and mindless but pretty gross. It could be surprising what ended up in
from rotting bird carcasses to old toothbrushes. When they were done
with that charming task, they went back to ground level to solder new
downspout together. About this time a bell rang inside the school and
children poured out the door like seeds from a milkweed pod. Recess!
It didn’t take long for a group of kids to form
around Val. She noticed one little girl staring at her intently.
Suddenly, the girl smiled widely and exclaimed, “You’re a WOMAN!”
“Yes, I am,” Val replied, having fun.
“That’s great!” the girl yelled. “I’m gonna go
my friends!” She ran off hollering.
Val was both tickled and touched by the girl’s
reaction. Maybe there was hope for the world after all?
The children watched all through recess. Some
questions while others talked about what they wanted to do when they
were adults. The best part of Val’s day, however, was when that one
girl ran up and gave her a big hug on the way back to class.
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