Nos han dado la tierra

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I would go to work. Mother wouldn’t be difficult to convince; after all, in school I was a year ahead of my grade and mother was a firm believer in self-sufficiency. In fact, she’d be pleased tothink that I had that much gumption, that much of her in my character. (she liked to speak of herself as the original “do-it-yourself girl.”)
Once I had settled on getting a job, all that remained was todecide which kind of job I was most fitted for. My intellectual pride had kept me from selecting typing, shorthand, or filing as subjects in school, so office work was ruled out. War plants andshipyards demanded birth certificates, and mine would reveal me to be fifteen, and ineligible for work. So the well-paying defense jobs were also out. Women had replaced men on the streetcars as conductorsand motormen, and the thought of sailing up and down the hills of San Francisco in a dark-blue uniform, with a money changer at my belt, caught my fancy. Mother was as easy as I had anticipated. Theworld was moving so fast, so much money was being made, so many people were dying in Guam, and Germany, that hordes of strangers became good friends overnight. Life was cheap and death entirely free.J'irais travailler(marcher). La mère ne serait pas difficile de convaincre; après tout, à l'école j'étais une année en avance de ma catégorie et la mère était un partisan ferme dansl'autosuffisance. En fait, elle aurait le plaisir de penser que j'avais autant de jugeote, si beaucoup d'elle dans mon caractère(personnage). (Elle a aimé parler d'elle comme l'original "la fille de bricolage.")Une fois que je m'étais installé en obtention d'un travail, tout ce qui est resté devait se décider pour lequel sorte de travail j'ai été plus adapté. Ma fierté intellectuelle m'avait empêché de choisirtapant, la sténographie, ou classant(déposant) comme des sujets à l'école, donc le travail de bureau(fonctions) a été exclu. Les usines(plantes) de guerre et des chantiers navals qu'ont exigé les...
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