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Letter # 9

For today's joke

to you all
but especially to Bozenna who is "exhnta ena" years young today!
                                (Bozenna, if they want to know your age, let them guess or let them learn Greek!)

Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin,
Bozenna, and many, many happy returns!

(if you would like to say "Happy Birthday" in several different languages,


visit http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Bistro/5025/happy_en.htm)

Bozenna and Ted having a drink at my old 'home', the SAVOY HOTEL, in 1983 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.)

Ted in full flight in 1983! Here's to you, Ted! 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!
Peter & Padma & Malty & Rover
Wednesday, 9 July 2003

P.S. Bozenna, you may wish to send this webpage to your friends.

When Ted and Bozenna celebrated, the old Parthenon rocked!



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