Here, for your delectation, is my mother's #1 corker of the visit (and possibly one of her top corkers of all time):
Elizabeth (explaining why she is interested in writing a book about her great great grandfather, a white man who was chief of the Eastern Cherokee): "I'm not so interested in him as a 'Great Man.' I'm much more interested in his contradictions. For instance, he championed one minority - the Cherokee - while buying and selling another minority - blacks - like they were sacks of corn."
Elizabeth's mother: Looks at Elizabeth questioningly as if to say 'And your point is?'
Elizabeth: "I mean, I think it's fascinating that the Cherokee who were themselves oppressed, owned slaves!"
Elizabeth's mother (in a very genteel Southern accent): "Oh yes, they were much more sophisticated than all the other Indian tribes...."