Hey, quit laughing.
And it is hard for me to talk about this but I am desperate for something to use for my letter "X" post for Alphabe-Thursday, so I have no choice but to share this little story with you.
Some of you might know I was married before Mr. Jenny. What you might not know is that my first husband's last name was Papadopoulos.
My father was in the military and in my late teens he was stationed in Greece for several years.
There is a small US military installation right outside Xanthi where we lived from 1971-1974.
The whole region is absolutely lovely. Xanthi is the capital of the Xanthi Prefecture of the periphery of East Macedonia and Thrace and the original town dates back to 879 AD.
I have never spoken of this marriage to many people. It ended badly. Christos was a little too fond of the ouzo so after being married only a short time I fled the country and came to the US.
I will share one wedding picture with you...it took some time to find it...I thought I had destroyed them all...but...I am willing to do anything for the letter "X"...
It was not quite a Big Fat Greek Xanthi Wedding...
But this is a Big Fat Greek Xanthi Wedding lie...
And if you want to get technical...ummm.... yea...my Father was never stationed in Greece...and ummm....yea... I've never even been to Greece.... and ummm.... yea...I've never even swigged ouzo.
But I thought this was a little bit more exotic than using Xenia, Ohio (which, by the way, is the only city in the US that starts with the letter "X")
Now don't be reciting the liar, liar pants on fire rhyme to me.
That is just plain cruel.
I couldn't think of anything else to use for the letter "X".
Jenny Papadopoulos Matlock
PS. This post is linked to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "X". Click here to visit the more... ummm.... truthful links.