The Test - Betty Reid Soskin

“My sons were deeply concerned about the fact that I was living alone... My life was becoming more and more constricted.”

Photo by Andy Benson

The Test

by Betty Reid Soskin

95 year old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin squares off with an intruder.

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Betty in her role as a park ranger at Rosie the Riveter National Park.

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The "Iron Woman" mug Betty's colleagues gave her when they heard this story of hers.

Betty's autobiography, Sign My Name To Freedom, can be ordered at

and her Little Village Foundation spoken word album, A Lifetime of Being Betty is available at

Learn more about Betty's story in The MOTHerview with storyteller Betty Reid Soskin.