Friday, September 28, 2007

Helen Circa 1948 - 1949

I came across an old photo that Yiayia Eleni had in Greece and wondered if any of you had this one. Here's the original photo (unfortunately cutting out Yiayia Pauline Karoubas).

All right there family, who does this look like? I see Martha perhaps, what do you think? The Karoubases can see a lot of resemblance in Yiayia Pauline.

---By Uncle George

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Angela's Homecoming

Angela and her friend George Iliopoulos at Addison Trails' Homecoming.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Art and Soto came down for a visit while I was in Greece to see what all the fuss was about our little slice of paradise here in SW Florida. They made the rounds, hit the beach, and charmed the neighbors.

Here's the tall and the short of it - quit standing on your tip-toes Sharon!

Art's Tommy Bahama moment at the Lagoon Pool.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Michael's Homecoming

Michael & his friend/date Kara Yaeger at Lincolnway East's Homecoming Saturday night.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Greece 2007

I'm back from a wonderful trip to Greece and I want to share it with all of you. It was quite an adventure due to the fires that ravaged Greece and killed 70 people - as well as the excitement of national elections.

I met Yiayia at the airport in Athens and we went to Skala. From there I went to visit my Barba Tito and spent time with him at Hersonissos, Irakeion, Scaletta, and Chania. He was a great tour guide and showed me his vineyard and how to make wine. His sons, Pantelis and George, and their wives, Vergenia and Carin, were most hospitable and told me to tell you all that they await you in Crete next year!

I returned to Yitheio via ferry boat and it was a great 8 hour cruise! I stayed in Skala for a few days and then was picked up (he drove 3 hours each way) by my cousin Taki Karoubas and went to his home in Nafplio. I met his wife Smaragdi and their children, Lydia and Jason. I've got to tell you that Nafplio is gorgeous and I recommend that you all include it in any plans you have for Greece. I spent the night in near-by Tolo' and then was off to Athens. I visited our aunt Aphroditi and her daughters, Zoe and Aggeliki in the fastest 5 hours i"ve had in a long time!

I Loooove Greece but, like Dorothy said, "there's no place like home" - and no place like the U S of A.
Here I am at the "Breasts of Aphrodite" in Tolo'

Enjoying a fine cigar with Tito and his son Panteli

The view from Papou Tito's front yard in Hersonissos

Teaching me the fine art of wine making

Papou Tito and friend Gerassimos in Chania

Dramatic shot from Scaleta Hotel of Rethimnon Bay

Yiayia with dear friend, Helen Volakos in Skala

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Betsy's New Website

I have updated the link for Betsy because her new website is up and running. It looks great. Check out her site from the side bar at left or here. xx cheryl

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Dina's 2nd Birthday!!

Big bash at the Stavrakis' house last week! Everyone had a great time, the weather was beautiful, the food was great and lots of little kids running around. Happy Birthday Dina, we love you!

The Birthday Diva and her cute cuzzies
Dina and Maria having fun
Baby Chris having a ball !
Yiayia and guests hanging out
"Gimpy" Nouna and family