Steel magnolia blooms in the north

New Orleans Times-Picayune:

Great-grandmother is the tough-as-nails survivor of a factory culture

Forge a picture of a steelworker in your head.

Rugged. Gritty. Dirty.

Sound like your great-grandma?

At 78, Bonnie Rooks, a great-grandmother of three, claims to be the oldest steelworking woman in North America. Doubt her and you’ll have a fight on your hands.

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