Thursday, February 12, 2009

Not I!

Another person sharing my same name has come to my attention.

There are at least 4 of us that I know of. One lives in Thessaloniki, of all places, where we also live part of the time! Another is an elderly widow who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. I discovered her because she goes to one of the same doctors I do, and our medical records became mixed up at one point, which made life interesting for both of us...

Life IS interesting!

(No, my husband is not closely related to any of these. We know that because his family name originally was something like Hatzipapageorgoudis. His great-grandfather wisely changed it to Theodoridis, back when you could change your name simply by, well, by changing it. "Hatzipapageorgoudis" means "son of Father George, the Hadj, a hadj being, for Muslims, someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca, but for the Orthodox, someone who has been to Jerusalem. You add the prefix to your name once you arrive back home.)