Her voice is lively. Her calm face reassures her until the scandal, her childish look, is revealed. Ms. Anastasia, at 81, will attempt to cross the island of Kefalonia – Killini. Many describe it as a feat, obviously because they do not know many chapters of her turbulent life. It is not that we want to steal the glory of Homer – we have no luck, but we have split some of these chapters into “Rhapsody”. Why Mrs. Anastasia, yes, is a modern “Odysseus”.

Rhapsody a ‘

“My trip starts from my birthplace, Kefalonia. I was one of the twelve children of a poor rural family – my father occasionally waited, and she had two other children than another woman. At 10, my mother decided to send me to my 12-year-old brother in Athens to work in a home. ” Though she was working as a domestic assistant, the life in the five years she lived in was definitely “more beautiful than my father”. The family he worked for was well-off, “the religious parents, their son and daughter educated.” She remembers that she loved her, “even though I made sweeps – I ate no more sweet stuff”. However, there was a certain fact that shook it, but it had shaped it as a character even today. “I remember it and my hair gets up. The lady of the house sucked me and says, “This time you did not just eat sweet, you did something very bad too.” He caught me from the bunch and made me kneel in front of a picture of Our Lady. I insisted I had done nothing. It was a martyrdom to make me swear, since I had learned to tell the truth since I was a little boy, because I was sucked by my own. When your turn was over, they went to the next one and I always wanted to protect the weak and the smaller. I was moved by the fact that, in the end, the lady of the house believed me. He had understood what man I am. ” Finally, it turned out that the money from the purse was stolen by her niece, to relieve Anastasia. He caught me from the bunch and made me kneel in front of a picture of Our Lady. I insisted I had done nothing. It was a martyrdom to make me swear, since I was a child I had always learned to tell the truth, because my own people sucked us. When your turn was over, they went to the next one and I always wanted to protect the weak and the smaller. I was moved by the fact that, in the end, the lady of the house believed me. He had understood what man I am. ” Finally, it turned out that the money from the purse was stolen by her niece, to relieve Anastasia. He caught me from the bunch and made me kneel in front of a picture of Our Lady. I insisted I had done nothing. It was a martyrdom to make me swear, since I was a child I had always learned to tell the truth, because my own people sucked us. When your turn was over, they went to the next one and I always wanted to protect the weak and the smaller. I was moved by the fact that, in the end, the lady of the house believed me. He had understood what man I am. ” Finally, it turned out that the money from the purse was stolen by her niece, to relieve Anastasia. they went to the next one and I always wanted to protect the weak and the smaller. I was moved by the fact that, in the end, the lady of the house believed me. He had understood what man I am. ” Finally, it turned out that the money from the purse was stolen by her niece, to relieve Anastasia. they went to the next one and I always wanted to protect the weak and the smaller. I was moved by the fact that, in the end, the lady of the house believed me. He had understood what man I am. ” Finally, it turned out that the money from the purse was stolen by her niece, to relieve Anastasia.

The five years passed quickly, “the deal was over and my mom got the money. I do not blame it on the chat room, we did not have money. What hurts me is that he never sent me a school. ” At the end of January 1954, Anastasia is back in Kefalonia, but it can not withstand the bustle and 24-hour nagging at the home of the few squares, where seven people now live and an infant – her newborn sister. He’s used to it now. “I had told my brothers that I would not be able to continue this trip with you … Then my mother came and beaten me once more. Then I decided, “It was the last time this was happening”. I left and my brother and my mother were running behind me with a wood. Now I had a choice, not to eat them again, to jump on a slope of ten meters. There were shrubs and I thought they would keep me as it was. ” Her voice in the description breaks. “I do not want to hear dramatic,” he tells me “but I had to leave at all.” He remained there for hours, in the middle of a sharp plate, even though it had started raining. She had planned her next step. “A boat would leave Argostoli at 8.00 in the morning.” However, he would have to climb again the slope. Besides her mother and her brother, her husband and her boss entered the gardens where she was working. He used a staircase to descend and find it. The hidden Anastasia, who was afraid of the lightning-out of it-had already been evening-found the opportunity and climbed the slope again using the stairs. It had been many hours since the moment of her dive in the void, and it was estimated that she would have gone to sleep. “But did not your worries worry?” I ask her. “Was amazing. No, they did not worry, she says, “Okay, it’s been rumbling, we’re out of it,” she tells me again and continues the narration. “I walked into our shack and went secretly to take two three things. I opened a drawer and found a cloth and I thought I’d take it to make a second t-shirt. Grabbing the fabric I find out that my mother had hidden a handful of golden jeers in it. I did not get it, only the fabric caressed me to make it a blouse. ” “I walked into our shack and went secretly to take two three things. I opened a drawer and found a cloth and I thought I’d take it to make a second t-shirt. Grabbing the fabric I find out that my mother had hidden a handful of golden jeers in it. I did not get it, only the fabric caressed me to make it a blouse. ” “I walked into our shack and went secretly to take two three things. I opened a drawer and found a cloth and I thought I’d take it to make a second t-shirt. Grabbing the fabric I find out that my mother had hidden a handful of golden jeers in it. I did not get it, only the fabric caressed me to make it a blouse. “

He went out and began to go to the ship leaving for Athens. She was determined to hide because she did not have money. “Instead of 8.00, he left at 12.00, when bad weather broke down.” He had been entangled with the passengers that went up and so he managed to get out of control of the tickets. He was hiding in a boat: “I had numb and when we left and from the second stop that made the boat in Zakynthos, I decided to go.” For bad luck, they discovered it by devastating it. “The captain cuts me off his ear and almost pulls me up and asks me where I was pierced. I tell him “My mother told me to punch because he did not have the money to pay the ticket.” “Now,” he says, “I’ll fly you into the sea.” “You do not fly me … Very much they will cry for me” I answer. She left me and some women over there called me and gave me something to drink. When I arrived in Piraeus, I gave the taxi driver’s direction and took me to my brother in Egaleo. I left Kefalonia and I went back 24 years. ” When she met her mother again, the first thing she told her was about jewelery. “You were the most real child we had at home. From the goldsmiths you did not have any. Your pin belongs to you, “she told me, pointing it to me. She had diamonds up, it was worth, but I did not enjoy it. They dove it into the house itself … Anyway, when you think about it, I was her most sincere child and I was getting this … ” “You were the most real child we had at home. From the goldsmiths you did not have any. Your pin belongs to you, “she told me, pointing it to me. She had diamonds up, it was worth, but I did not enjoy it. They dove it into the house itself … Anyway, when you think about it, I was her most sincere child and I was getting this … ” “You were the most real child we had at home. From the goldsmiths you did not have any. Your pin belongs to you, “she told me, pointing it to me. She had diamonds up, it was worth, but I did not enjoy it. They dove it into the house itself … Anyway, when you think about it, I was her most sincere child and I was getting this … “

Rhapsody b ‘

In her second experience in Athens, she did not want to work in any home, fearing the lady’s whims. “I found work in a factory that made flocks and towels in the loom. I worked there until I became adult and then my boss stopped me – since now I would have to get a regular salary and insure me. He asked me to go to work at his home, because his wife would give birth. I wanted to be in the factory, to be free, not to have a lady in my ears. ” It was then that she saw the job advert in Switzerland. “I wrote a letter and three days later the answer came, explaining what I should do just to make my papers and go to Switzerland.” She was approaching her 19 when she made her decision.

Her boss’s wife and her countryman from Cephalonia had terrified her of what she would meet abroad. “They’ll throw you something in the milk or in the food,” she told her, and that fear made her eat almost nothing, except a little bread, in the first months of her new life in Switzerland. “I did not trust them at all,” Anastasia remembers. “They knew I was fast and some time my boss’s wife came up with a dictionary, I explained my fear and then she laughed and reassured me.” Gradually, Anastasia began to speak in German, because she could not understand exactly their heavy dialect. She had taken the air of work now. He worked as an assistant in the kitchen and cleaned the rooms of the small motel in which they stood to rest professional drivers. “I learned German easily, the boss’s wife did not give me the money that wrote the contract. I had read it, I had noticed what he wrote … When he passed the semester and did not raise, not even a weekday, I got sick. ” He was attacked by heavy flu and raised 40 fever. “I was in bed, the doctor who examined me told me that the currents and cigarette smoke had plagued my lung. I stayed for a week in bed … One day I read a job ad. I cut the piece and left it on the bedside table. The boss comes in, sees the ad and puts the voices. I’m thinking, “Who’s banging that bell?” And then he comes and throws me screaming that he has bought me. I say to her, “Come on again! Do you have any idea what do you say? Would you like to buy me? “. I’m rash, I take the apron, I make a ball and I throw it in the berries. ” They went together to the police station, where her husband’s wife explained that she had paid her ticket. “The authorities saw that they did not pay me overtime and the money they gave me was not right.” Eventually her boss undertook to give as much money as her husband had detained, urging her to find work elsewhere. This elsewhere was a large oven, about 15 kilometers from Zurich. Besides sweets, there was a large restaurant, where workers came, being in a central spot. “It was in the lake … It was quiet, we went there often to swim. I became a cook and saw what a man I am. I stayed where they really loved me, until I got married. I went on holiday and married my good … “. “The authorities saw that they did not pay me overtime and the money they gave me was not right.” Eventually her boss undertook to give as much money as her husband had detained, urging her to find work elsewhere. This elsewhere was a large oven, about 15 kilometers from Zurich. Besides sweets, there was a large restaurant, where workers came, being in a central spot. “It was in the lake … It was quiet, we went there often to swim. I became a cook and saw what a man I am. I stayed where they really loved me, until I got married. I went on holiday and married my good … “. “The authorities saw that they did not pay me overtime and the money they gave me was not right.” Eventually her boss undertook to give as much money as her husband had detained, urging her to find work elsewhere. This elsewhere was a large oven, about 15 kilometers from Zurich. Besides sweets, there was a large restaurant, where workers came, being in a central spot. “It was in the lake … It was quiet, we went there often to swim. I became a cook and saw what a man I am. I stayed where they really loved me, until I got married. I went on holiday and married my good … “. encouraging her to find work elsewhere. This elsewhere was a large oven, about 15 kilometers from Zurich. Besides sweets, there was a large restaurant, where workers came, being in a central spot. “It was in the lake … It was quiet, we went there often to swim. I became a cook and saw what a man I am. I stayed where they really loved me, until I got married. I went on holiday and married my good … “. encouraging her to find work elsewhere. This elsewhere was a large oven, about 15 kilometers from Zurich. Besides sweets, there was a large restaurant, where workers came, being in a central spot. “It was in the lake … It was quiet, we went there often to swim. I became a cook and saw what a man I am. I stayed where they really loved me, until I got married. I went on holiday and married my good … “. until I got married. I went on holiday and married my good … “. until I got married. I went on holiday and married my good … “.

Rhapsody c ‘

He had met him in Egaleo, having cohabited with her half-brother. “Descending” from Switzerland to Greece, 25-year-old Anastasia married him. It’s 1960. “We went on vacation and then got married … Then I found him in the job, got him a residence permit and so he came to Switzerland.” The couple acquired two children, Andrea and Artemis. The two of them worked to raise money and improve their lives, but their dreams were not common: Anastasia was deprived of much to gather a sum capable of feeling safe. The money she gave her gave her husband, he was managing them. “I did not have money for clothes, get shoes for my child, go to the doctor. The house we used to have had a lot of moisture and we had to leave, go to a more expensive one, but … ” Anastasia wanted to invest money in Switzerland, her husband returning to Greece. “Our children will go to school here, they will grow up here …” he was telling him and dreaming to buy an apartment where they could enjoy it when they came to the pension. Where did he know that their future was played every night on dice … “He had bad guys who played cards and lost all the money. A man who steals his children is not worth it or discuss it, “she says irritated. “That’s why women should wake up early, make decisions. Something that was wrong from the beginning to fix it at the last minute … It’s never too late, “she tells me in the wisdom of the deceived husband. here they will grow up … “he was telling him and dreaming to buy an apartment where he could enjoy it when they came to retire. Where did he know that their future was played every night on dice … “He had bad guys who played cards and lost all the money. A man who steals his children is not worth it or discuss it, “she says irritated. “That’s why women should wake up early, make decisions. Something that was wrong from the beginning to fix it at the last minute … It’s never too late, “she tells me in the wisdom of the deceived husband. here they will grow up … “he was telling him and dreaming to buy an apartment where he could enjoy it when they came to retire. Where did he know that their future was played every night on dice … “He had bad guys who played cards and lost all the money. A man who steals his children is not worth it or discuss it, “she says irritated. “That’s why women should wake up early, make decisions. Something that was wrong from the beginning to fix it at the last minute … It’s never too late, “she tells me in the wisdom of the deceived husband. it’s not worth it, nor talk about it, “she says irritated. “That’s why women should wake up early, make decisions. Something that was wrong from the beginning to fix it at the last minute … It’s never too late, “she tells me in the wisdom of the deceived husband. it’s not worth it, nor talk about it, “she says irritated. “That’s why women should wake up early, make decisions. Something that was wrong from the beginning to fix it at the last minute … It’s never too late, “she tells me in the wisdom of the deceived husband.

 

Her everyday life was difficult and she did not even shape herself when she was going to Greece after being banned by her husband from visiting her home, Kefalonia. “We only went to his place, Evia. Is it right not to allow the other to see his homeland? “He wonders. In 1967 he decided that it was time to go to Greece, but with the dominance of the Junta, the situation became unbearable for Anastasia. “We had gathered a lot of money and he had eaten them. I had been clothed with cloth and wanted to go back to Switzerland to work, but because of the dictatorship it was hard to go abroad. ” Finally, after many efforts and perseverance, she managed not only to secure the necessary documents for her, but also for her husband. No matter if he did not leave with her right away, but he stayed in Greece until he decided what he wanted to do. When Anastasia finally has a ready job. Irrespective of whether this decision would be disastrous for her.

Rhapsody 5 ‘

The new life in Switzerland did not differ in the past. Despite the birth of their two children, Anastasia’s husband managed not only to preserve all his previous habits but to add new, equally outrageous. “I thought I could change him. How he will see examples of life and he will be cognizant, but nothing … It was my fault, I just sucked me! I was 19 years old, I had never deceived him and he was being beaten by me? To turn me around with little girls here and there? That made me be ashamed of being there. Before I got married, I was a clean person and after marriage I felt dirty, “she says with a complaint. So, it is not difficult to perceive the feeling of liberation he felt after the separation in 1977. “I was left with money now, I managed to get an apartment in Switzerland, that others had done nothing in their lives. I made decisions, I did things, I looked from nothing to make something, “he tells me proudly.

The struggle to build a safe and sustainable daily routine for her children and her was lonely until 1982, when her second and everlasting husband entered into her life – as it turned out to be. “He is a very good man. He adopted my children, since they did not want to have my husband’s surname. My first daughter asked me, “Children at school are mocking me,” he told me. And when there is a psychological problem in children, then the town hall supports the children. ” After three failed municipal efforts to communicate with the children’s father, name change was a fact. Whether the same option does not apply to the Greek state. “We now live with two passports and two names. When he learned this, a lawyer had been sabotaged. “Possible; “He asked me laughing and said,” You have accomplished something that no one else has done. ” After his death, however, the children were adopted and so we could not hurt another person, “he tells me.

Rhapsody E

With her current husband they met in 1981. Next year, “We went together together to get to know each other better, see how things roll and we decided to talk.” In 1983 we got married. What happened in their first holiday together changed her life forever.

“We took a stroll on the beach and saw a surfer in the water. I did not know what it was. I saw a German who rented planks and went to know. We would leave the next day and the German asked me if I know … I’m also responding to him “A little bit of what I have seen so far” and he was made fun of me. He told me to go to the simulator, a rubber ball that had an iron screwed on the board and a ball between them to allow the board to move. I climb up, have a very strong wind, I go and ride, fall back with my back. He tells me, “Fuck you, you get it,” so I got into the water. I started and everything was fine, but I knew to take only the direction that the cloth went. I could not turn it back. ” For good luck – or not – he sees a swimmer and asks if he knows how to return. “He tells me I’m down to show you,” and as I descend from the plank, he dives it and becomes naked. I started swimming to go to the nearest coast, which lasted 900 meters. I swam as fast as I could and then started running. I wanted to go to German and tell him “You took me surfing”. You see, I thought he had done the job to bring me back. When I told him, he says to me, “You are a fool, would I do such a thing? I knew you’d have a problem with how you would come back, but not so! Get on the boat to find him. ” I say “No, go alone because I can not. My family will be looking for me because I’m late. ” Anastasia’s man had cut the cigarette two weeks ago and when he found he had a cigarette in his mouth. Eventually, he married him, and with him he also loved surfing.

Anastasia’s children grew up and studied. The years that passed passed through her nostalgia for her homeland. Her return to Kefalonia and her daily surfing were the gifts she wanted to do to herself, who endured the adversities of life with courage and dignity. “Even to build the house on the island, I was tired of it. But from a short, I did something that has helped me many times … I was watching people, the way they work. For example, we wanted to put stone in the house. Our master asked for 3,000 euros. We went out with my husband, we gathered the stones, but he told me he did not know how to place them. I told him “I’m on top of me and we are on the way.” Eventually I did it myself and we had 3,000 in our pocket. “

Although their home is ready, her husband is not yet ready to leave the home in Switzerland and go down to the island, although their children are married and have made their families. “I tell him to sell it and come. Let it write to the children, to be quiet, to be together, not to make a decision, what to do? “

After about 90 minutes of conversation it sounds a little impatient. I think I tired of it. I was tired, too. “I’m going down to the sea,” he told me in klefta, having said goodbye, like a toddler who does not want to miss a swim.

Photos: Yiannis Skourogiannis

Source  – The peoplegreece.com