Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher


Watching The Iron Lady on the big screen, I was suddenly taken out of the film by a flash of recognition. For a moment, I saw my great aunt Concepcion—known to us as To (my brother and I called her Toe)—come to life before me. Like Margaret Thatcher, Toe had a rather sharp nose, wore her golden hair in a pillowy puff and walked about with a quick, determined step.