While the town of Manson, Washington, was reminiscent of her parents’ homes in Greece, hers was the only Greek family in the area.
And why are they smiling? They are smiling because on August 20, 2000, over 50 immigrants and their descendents from Leros attended their first gathering since the 1970s.
Imagine the aroma coming from a Greek or Italian family kitchen in the truck farming area of south Seattle.
Could smart phones one day serve the same purpose for younger Greeks that the komboloi did for generations past? After all, in today’s world the komboloi is simply used for enjoyment or to help pass the time.
On his first day of school when Lazarus Stylianos Politakis was hit in the head with a baseball bat he cried out for help in his native tongue. Someone said, “That sounds like Greek to me.”
How many ways can the heritage of Greeks in America be preserved and shared? Museums? Books? Oral histories? Photographs?
“Yesterdays are history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift of love, that is why it is called the present.”
Is it boubouniera? Or bomboniere? Perhaps bonboniere? What about boboniere? Or maybe bouboniera? Ah, yes also boubounniera. And not to be forgotten, bonbonniere. Having …
When Nick Nickolas was told by the superintendent that the guidance program was the conscience of the Kent School District, he knew he had found the right place to serve in his profession.
Combine the administrative, educational and organizational talents of three siblings and you have the history of Greeks in the Yakima Valley of Washington State.