National Parks icon Betty Reid Soskin retires as park ranger at 100 years old

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It’s not about money at that age. Glad she was able to do something she loved for so long.


Max out that government pension for a few weeks!


I hope I make it to 100 and, if I do, to be as active and generous as this woman. All that volunteering means she stayed physically and mentally sharp and socially connected. A good reminder for us all. It also just boggles my mind to think she knew someone who was 19 when they were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation! 🤯 And that, in her lifetime, she saw both the rollout of electricity to homes and the rise of electric cars. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around it. I can’t even imagine the things I’ll see!


Finally a job opening!


Utterly stunning human being, and hopefully an inspiration to many many people.