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The Greeks in Washington kept their traditions and culture through
a variety of sources including social activities, the Orthodox Church,
fraternal organizations, sports and music
.


THE GIVING FARMER

In his youth, Panos George Takis (Tsiknes) learned to share what he had with others. He was taught the spirit of generosity on the family farm in Machias, Washington, which was a gathering place for many Greeks. Today he continues to help others in need.

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REDISCOVERING GREEK SCHOOL

As a youngster in Tacoma, Washington, JoAnn Tryfon's Greek school lessons did not stay with her. However, in her retirement years she has come to understand and appreciate what she missed as a child.

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THE BLYN BROTHERS

The three Kravas brothers, Bill, Harry and Gus, grew up on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. They were poor by today's standards but never knew it, thanks in large part to parents who provided them with a loving environment and a deep appreciation of their Hellenic heritage

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AT HOME ON LAND OR SEA

Bill and Jeanne Kaimakis have shared many wonderful and challenging moments both in houses on land and on a 50-foot ocean-going vessel.

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"MY DEAR, YOU HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE."

This is the reply Elly (Helle) Protopsaltou Pangis received when she humbly said she was not qualified to teach Greek school.


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