Back in 1993, my husband and I were in Europe. He was stationed on a US Navy ship, which had a homeport in Gaeta, Italy. It just so happened that the ship was due to have a port call in Corfu, Greece the day before our tenth wedding anniversary, and would be there for three days.
Often times many of the ship’s crew wives would get together and follow the ship around to different ports. So, being my tenth wedding anniversary, naturally I decided to go with them to Corfu, Greece.
To start the trip, we wives drove to Brindisi, Italy. Then rode a ferry to Corfu. Upon arriving, we went straight to the hotel, got our rooms, and decided to meet in the lobby and go to the ship. From the ship, each couple was on their own.
Mike and I shopped at unique places, ate Greek cuisine, and managed to do a little sight seeing. Most of the personnel at these places could speak English. By talking with them, tasting the delicious food, and watching the Grecians who were out and about, we learned a lot about the Greek culture. We learned about their authentic dance and costumes as we watched the Greek dancers performed for an audience.
This Greek anniversary leads me to think about all of the different cultures represented in the United States. Each one has something to contribute to society, and we are blessed to live in such a wonderful and free country. God Bless America!
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