My Sister Vasiliki
My sister Vasiliki Gardiakos (Gardiakou in Greek) was a sensitive human being. She was exceptionally bright
and cultured. She enjoyed reading. She
had a great appreciation for nature and the arts.
She loved children. She encouraged
them to live to their full potential and urged them to live a healthy
natural lifestyle. She patiently taught them about life and the
Vasiliki died on April 19, 1991 from a prolonged illness. Her spirit
lives on. I think of her daily and wonder what discussions we have
had if she was still around. She enjoyed writing and
instilled in me the desire to write and even more importantly she
believed that I could do it and convinced me to try.
highly recommend that you read her three short stories,
The Return of Miltiades,
and the Nereids and
Archondesa and the Silver Loom. They
are centered around Greek
culture which she loved and faithfully studied and understood. Thought Vasiliki has not
put the final polish I still find them very enjoyable to read. I may
have made some
errors in the process of copying from the
original manuscript into the computer text program. I attempted some
corrections and in the process I suspect made my own errors. I hope you will enjoy reading
these stories as much as I do. I
get the same enjoyment each time I read them.
favorite color was yellow.