Friday, February 19, 2010

Dhimitri through the years

The other day I showed you my father-in-law's 1917 passport photo, taken when he was 22 years old and coming to America.

I thought you might enjoy following him on his journey.

Here he is at 35 in 1930 with Ksanthipi:

Here he is at 46 in 1941 with Ksanthipi and their children:

And here he is at 65 in 1960:

A few months later his son married that North Carolina girl. A couple of years after that I married his daughter.

He never made a lot of money. He never became famous. He worked hard to support his family. He was someone the world didn’t notice.

When he died in 1983 at the age of 88, he was loved by everyone who knew him.

He is my idea of a very successful man.


  1. you mean he didn't take a political stance in being elected to public office????

  2. Indeed it seems he was a most successful man

  3. It's an old chestnut, but just to leave the world a better place, is what we should aim for. It can be in small ways too.

  4. A "salt of the earth" kind of guy - "bedrock" but not the place in "The Flintstones". Why is the world obsessed with celebrities instead of appreciating the millions of decent unsung Dhmitris without whom there would be nothing.