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For today's joke
| to you all |
but especially to Bozenna who is "exhnta ena" years young today!
Bozenna and her husband Ted, seen here at my old "home", the Savoy Hotel, live in Athens where I met them in the early 'eighties when I lived and worked in Greece. Bozenna had answered an ad in the English language newspaper "ATHENS NEWS" in which I was looking for a "shipping person" who could do my many complex Laytime Calculations (for all you landlubbers, laytime is the period of time agreed between the parties - ship owners, charterers, cargo shippers and consignees - during which a chartered ship is available for loading / discharging without payment of additional freight.)
Bozenna did a wonderful job which saved my employer large sums of money and, on a personal side, she and Ted introduced me, a newcomer to Greece (I had just spent a miserable and very "dry" eighteen months in Saudi Arabia), to the many delights of Greek wining and dining. My many fond memories of Greece are entirely due to their wonderful friendship which has endured to this day!
Bozenna, just as you start your celebrations at "O Sotiris", we shall open a bottle of Retzina and drink to your very good health! May you and Ted spend many more happy years together!
Best wishes and from the Riverbend Quartet!
P.S. Bozenna, you may wish to send this webpage to your friends.