Polygyros, then and now

Originally written in 09 Aug 2006 for greeklish.org

While going through some family photos recently, Thomai found a nice old black and white photograph featuring her Papou Vangelis in Polygyros standing near a building which he had built. We think this photo is from the early 1970s:

On the back of the photo is a note from Papou Vangelis, written in Greek cursive:

In this picture I laugh for my courage and enjoy my work.

When we visited our family in Polygyros in 2004, we stopped to visit Thio Saki at his store, which is on the ground floor of the same building. While we were there, we took a few pictures. Here’s how the property looks these days:

The building is still owned by our family. Someday, we hope to spend a lot of our time there.

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