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  1. Carol Pedersen
    July 23rd, 2010 at 17:27 | #1

    Puellae et pueri picum-nicum amant. Aguam et cibum et cocam colam portabant.
    Not the most sophisticated tribute, but one that captures her teaching spirit.
    I’ve been internet searching for her for several years, to thank her for that
    special gift that she had, for all she gave and for the high expectations she
    had for all her students.
    I am sorry to be too late.
    FHHS, ’65.

  2. Marjorie Rexer (Mantzaris)
    November 27th, 2010 at 02:37 | #2

    I have never forgotten the impact that Mrs. Caesar Greene had on my life. She was my Latin teacher at Fort Hamilton High School from l963 -1967. She fostered a love of learning and latin infused with caring and kindness for each of her students. She was responsible for guiding me to Wagner College where I received a full scholarship and graduated in l97l. I wanted to be a Latin teacher like her but she encouraged me to teach elementary school. I did just that retiring in 2005 from NYC.

    I always meant to find her and thank her for being that one special teacher who changed my life. As I was just watching Oprah’s thank you show , she came to my mind immediately. I am so very sorry for her loss and so sorry I could not thank her. I hope that her family will accept my thanks and condolences for a very extraordinary teacher and person.–one I have never forgotten.

  3. TJ Elder
    March 26th, 2012 at 10:51 | #3

    I am saddened to hear of Lola’s passing and I was unaware until today. Lola was my Latin teacher for both Latin I and III. She is the reason I went to Italy and to this day am still fascinated with mythology and ancient Roman civilizations. She was a beautifully patient woman who enjoyed my shenanigans and really brought out the potential in me, the best quality in any teacher. Her family should take solace in knowing how truly loved she was and how memorable her teaching style and personality were. Caecilius est in horto

  4. Marsha Meredith
    October 21st, 2013 at 20:00 | #4

    I knew her as Mrs. Caesar through my three years of Latin at Fort Hamilton, and have often bragged to my students that I learned my Latin “from Caesar”. She was an extraordinary teacher and scholar and has had a continuing influence on my life and teaching career. Somehow, although I became a professor of computer science, her voice, her caring style, and her devotion to her students has transcended disciplines. I searched for her today because an exchange with students in an information systems class reminded me of her. I am so sorry I missed the opportunity to tell her directly how much she meant to me.

    Who else could have inspired students to stomp through the halls in iambic pentameter? Arma virumque cano. Oh, yes, and the risque poems by Catullus that inspired us to learn more. She was a great lady. Vale, Matrona Caesar Greene.

  5. March 5th, 2016 at 01:19 | #5

    Wow… Something spurred me to Google Lola Greene while I was thinking about H.S. Mrs. Greene was my Latin teacher for 3 years, the moderator of our latin club, and just a very cool lady and inspired teacher. She taught us so much more than just Latin (which, regardless of its reputation as a dead language, has come in handy far more than one might expect.)

    So sorry to hear of her passing.

    RIP Matrona Greene!

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