"I never felt hindered in any way being a woman. My father wanted me to be educated, he wanted me to be financially independent. It would have been nice if my father, who was a cabinet maker, had taught me how to make cabinets because I like making things with my hands. In fact he said he wrong not to encourage me to go into construction if that is what I wanted because obviously a woman could do that work too. But he didn't graduate from High School and he wanted me and my sister to go to college. I became a nurse."