Betty White is joining Barack Obama and many other famous people in a most unlikely venue.
She has just received the honor of joining the celebrity wax figure collection at the famous Madame Tussauds museum in Washington, D.C.
Madame Tussauds has, probably, the best known wax museums in the world. They have 14 branches spread over four continents, and almost anybody who is somebody is featured there.
Today, Wednesday, 91-year-old Betty White will be honored with a commemoration ceremony for the official unveiling of her effigy in wax.
Doubtless, she will be required to say a few words; and one thing Betty White is not short of is words!
Over the years she has uttered many memorable quotations and to celebrate this special occasion we have selected ten of them to give a flavor of her wit and wisdom.
I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time.
I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that’s about as much cooking as I do.
I like double entendre because then the people who get it enjoy it, and the people who don’t get it don’t know about it.
I have a two-story house and a bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs all the time. That’s my exercise.
I don’t know where I learned elephants like their tongues slapped. Whatever turns you on.
Doing drama is, in a sense, easier. In doing comedy, if you don’t get that laugh, there’s something wrong.
I have the backbone of an eel.
I’m not what you might call sexy, but I’m romantic. Let’s put it that way.
The bottom line is, I’m blessed with good health. On top of that, I don’t go around thinking ‘Oh, I’m 90, I better do this or I better do that.’ I’m just Betty. I’m the same Betty that I’ve always been. Take it or leave it.
Perhaps it is fortunate for Mr Zuckerberg that Betty White relented and changed her mind about his company’s product. Because she also said more recently:
When I realized I could use Facebook as a way to communicate directly with my fans, I thought it would be a great idea.
Betty White may not be consistent, but to be as active as she is at her age is an example to us all. May she continue in good health – and in good voice.