Re-evaluating role models
Not so long ago, I was engaged in a discussion of famous film actors with a colleague of my generation. This conversation occurred in the presence of a Louisiana Tech University sophomore. We mentioned Katharine Hepburn because we both had enjoyed her performance in The African Queen, a classic film from 50-plus years ago. The sophomore asked, “Who is she?”
“You know,” I answered. “She was the actress alongside Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen.”
The sophomore had a blank look on her face. “Who’s he?” she asked.