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Friday, March 27, 2015

If only: Betty White's sweetest regret

Ludden and White   (Public Domain)
Sometimes it takes many decades to learn life’s toughest lessons.

In the meantime, regrets tend to pile up like compost.  Yet within the dregs of “if only” are some seeds of the sweetest fruits imaginable.

At 93, Betty White can look back upon the years with wiser eyes.  Onlookers might feel that she has experienced life to the fullest.  Nevertheless, there is one sweet regret that haunts White today.

After two failed marriages (which she takes her share of responsibility for), White finally met the love of her life.  However, hindsight is always sharper than foresight.  When Allen Ludden first proposed, White came up with all sorts of reasons to refuse.

Star Pulse reports that White recently told Oprah the following:  “…I spent a whole year, wasted a whole year, that Allen and I could have had together, saying no, I wouldn’t marry him…”

Because Ludden died from stomach cancer in 1981, White has greatly missed him ever since.  Nevertheless, White was quick to add:  But we made it.  We finally did.   


Copyright March 27, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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