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Image Credit: Kris Connor/Getty ImagesLooking at Betty White’s resumé, it would be hard to imagine that she still had some career dreams that were left unfulfilled… until yesterday. Apparently, a young Betty White once dreamed of becoming a forest ranger — a career not allowed for women during White’s youth. But yesterday, the Forest Service presented her with a badge and the rangers’ iconic Stetson hat in a ceremony that made Betty White an honorary forest ranger. Is there anything left on Betty White’s bucket list? (I hope so.)
White had a very outdoorsy youth, which is hard for me to picture, because when I imagine the actress in the great outdoors, the scene in which she dances around a campfire chanting in The Proposal is the only thing that comes to mind. Some of White’s first memories, though, include riding horses with her father in the High Sierra and camping in Yellowstone. After stressing the importance of preserving the wilderness, the actress told the Forest Service, “In my heart I’ve been a forest ranger all my life, but now I’m official.” And I wonder what her first official order of business will be? Apparently, she took a liking to Smokey the Bear — surely, that duo can do some great things to bring publicity to the parks department.
PopWatchers, are you excited by the actress’ new title? And what’s next for White?