The oldest Ranger of the United States, Betty Reid Soskin
At 96, Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest Park Ranger in the United States. She works at Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park, the symbol of women's emancipation during the Second World War. She told us why she did not identify with the triumphant story of this feminist icon. While Rosie broke the barriers for white women of the twentieth century in the labor market, black women like Betty and her slave ancestors were already working as laborers for centuries. Every day, the ranger gives lectures in Richmond, where she includes in the official story the forgotten sections of that time.
My 80-year-old correspondent
On the one hand, young Brazilians who want to learn English; on the other hand, old Americans, English or Canadians, who live in retirement homes and have time to offer. In São Paulo, a language school has included Skype sessions in its program where students speak English with older people living on the other side of the world. The idea is simple, but one had to think about it.