Alda Womack

– Mooresboro, NC
Textile worker in plant that made Navy towels

Womack, who grew up in the Cleveland County countryside, charmed us all with her colorful descriptions of rural North Carolina during the war. Womack worked in a textile mill making towels for the Navy in one of many plants that switched to wartime production. Working in the Hanes Plant in Cliffside alongside a growing female workforce, Alda rationed, canned and bought war bonds, even as four of her brothers marched off to war.