submitted by George Poulos on 28.04.2007
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It features two persons who have become the most-sighted Kytherians in world history, by virtue of being chosen by James Prineas to be the key Logo-type figures designating www.kythera-family.net
On 18th March, 2007, when I asked James to provide me with a brief biographical background for the pair, James answered:
They are, Yanni and Katina Feros of Mitata. Katina is still alive, Yanni died in about 2001. Yanni and Katina had a garden
(perivoli) down at Paliopoli. The went down there almost every morning and picked fresh vegetables, then drove to
Hora to sell them at the platia. Always smiling, they were cheeky and lively. They weren’t even married - Katina was
at that time a widower. They just happened to share the same surname.
Yanni had terrible rheumatism and not long after this picture was taken he had his legs amputated, such was the pain. He still worked - (Iragged himself around his garden with pads on his elbows. In the last year of his life they lived down in their little spitaki at Paliohora. Lovely people. Yanni used to drink I or 2 litres of his own wine each night, mostly at Stamatakou’s restaurant. He probably had to drink to reduce the pain so he could sleep.
Ordinary Kytherians...but Oh..so typical!
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