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06 April 2010

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Nick Theodoropoulos

Thank you for the informative, nostalgic and newsworthy content of your blog. I look forward with great delight when my email confirmation of a blog update appears in my inbox.

My mom and dad immegrated to South Africa in the early 60's and I am a first generation Greek South African. Married to a lovely South African woman with one 2yr old son.

I'ts important to me that i'm able to pass on our rich culture and religion to my son. Ellinismo, Filotimo and Orthodoxi amongst a lot of other things. Your passion for our country, culture language and religion inspire me greatly.

Thank you
Nikos (an avid follower)

Stavros

Niko,

Many thanks for you encouraging words. Even though we have never met and we find ourselves on two different continents, we share a great legacy.

So glad that you took the time to comment.

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