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Posts under ‘History’

Mother’s Day 1972

  In 1971, Anthe Vutetakis, son Spyros Vutetakis, daughter Helen Krikos and grandson George Vutetakis, visited Crete. It was the first time Anthe had stepped foot on the island in over fifty-two years. Every year Spyros would give his mother a poem as a gift on Mother’s Day. This one was inspired by the celebrated […]

An Interview With Mrs Allen

– Mrs Allen with Spyros Vutetakis, recorded 1975 My father, Spyros  (Sam) Vutetakis, passed away November 27, 2009.  He was an unusual man in many ways; his sense of history centered around people as individuals and the power each of us have to influence history in both action and speech.  In the last few months […]

Name Day for Spyros

– – Today is the Name Day for Spyros.  Instead of celebrating birthdays, Greek Orthodox tradition celebrates the day of the saint one is named after.  In this case it is Saint Spyridon, the patron saint of potters.  Originally from Cyprus, he became the patron saint of Corfu where his body is taken on an […]