She'd grab us all by the ear—one at a time—and give us a lecture. It would go something like this: “Do something with your life. There’s more opportunity now than ever before. Education is available to anyone who wants it. I never had the chance to go to college, but more people do today. Stop being scared of everything. The future holds good things if you want them. Stop crying about change. Stop living in the past.”
Here she is, at left, visiting the Acropolis in 1964. She liked it OK -- but couldn't help but wonder what Greece had done lately to live up to its reputation. Imagine what she'd think today.
There's a political side to all this. Check out my column this week in Good Times.