When Anna Asimakopoulos saw a map showing Seattle, Washington, in the far northwest corner of the United States, she said, “stin ali akri tou cosmo” (at the end of the earth). Her sons, Andrew and Theo, (Thoukididis) are grateful their father gave up a successful job as a firefighter in Athens, Greece, to bring his family to “far off” Seattle.
The descendants of George and Demetra Apostolou comprise one of the largest Greek families in the Seattle, Washington, area. The story begins with Konstantinos “Dino,” one of the eight Apostolou children who came to Seattle between 1962 and 1971.
Sponsored jointly by Greeks in Washington and AHEPA Firwood District 22, the 2015 Greek-American History Competition asked young people, ages 15 to 21, to …
The Hamilos sisters, Mary and Deena relish their connections with their homeland just as they value their faith and activities in the Greek community of Seattle, Washington.
At 92 years of age, Greta Lucas’ appearance, spirit and faith belie her age. The story of her name is just one of several in her interesting life.
That’s how Vasiliki “Billie” Larimer (nee Babunes) referred to her mother’s group of friends who would gather at their homes for their regular sessions of sewing, cooking and sharing stories.
As a young woman leaving her family in Greece, coming to the United States as a new bride, traveling to distant parts of the world and expanding the knowledge of her faith, Kalliope “Popi” Tarlson knows that God has been her protector.
Demetrios “Dimitri” Spyridakis has never said “no” in public or to his students. He credits his success as an environmental engineering professor to the positive support he gave to them and their work.
With a 39-year career in broadcast journalism, Chris Legeros has experienced more than he ever expected in his life. He credits his culture and heritage (four generations of Greek ancestors) with giving him the strength and tenacity to be successful in his work.
Chris George Pallis recalls many “Georgisms” from his father that have influenced his life.