Sunday, November 28, 2010

What's so special about November 28th?

On this day in 1962, Jon Stewart was born. On this day in 1967, Anna Nicole Smith was born. On this day in 1976, Rosalind Russell died. On this day in 1980, Queen Mother Wilhelmina of the Netherlands died. On this day in 1582, in Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway paid a £40 bond for their marriage license.

But to me, probably because I am married to an Albanian-American, November 28th is and always will be Albanian Flag Day. Click here to see the Albanian flag and to hear the Albanian national anthem.

Today also would have been the wedding anniversary of my parents-in-law. They were married on November 28, 1926, in Fier, Albania, when Ksanthipi (the bride) was 19 and Dhimitri (the groom) was 31. In 1963, I married their daughter.

Here they are in 1930, in Philadelphia, on their fourth anniversary.

And here is a closer view:

They were married almost 57 years. Dhimitri (who became Jim when he became an American citizen) died in 1983 at the age of 88. Ksanthipi (who became Carrie) died just three years later, in 1986, at the age of 79.

I created this post on Albanian Flag Day and their anniversary in their memory.

Here are some other interesting facts about November 28th.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how peoples names change when they come to a new country. And where do they get such names to begin with?
    Some of them are un pronounceable. lol
    Well they make a nice couple Dimitrii is anice name I always liked it.