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The Greeks in Washington enjoyed a home life often filled with extended family and Greek language, cuisine and music.


MANY STRANGERS, TWO LITTLE KISSES

Pauli (Pauline) Cave's name is interesting. Her given name, Polixeni, literally translated means many strangers and her first married name, Diafos, was originally Diafilakis or two little kisses.

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BRINGING THE COOKING BACK HOME

Born, raised and educated in Washington State, Theodora Cokinakis Geokezas spent 31 years in Minnesota raising her family, serving her community and polishing her culinary skills.

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THE GREAT HEAD OF THE FAMILY

Great yiayia (grandmother) was too long to say for Willene (Vasiliki) Delegans Allison's great grandson, so the name for this family matriarch became simply "Great."

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THE PLUMAKIA

Four children, 13 men named George, a happy family life and unselfish dedication to their church and community.

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IT REALLY DID TAKE A VILLAGE

While the town of Manson, Washington, was reminiscent of her parents’ homes in Greece, hers was the only Greek family in the area.

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