Eleven years ago we had our house painted by Chris and Sons Painting, based in Lynn, Mass. Chris, who is Greek, told us then if we ever visited Greece to call him so when we decided to go to Athens and Santorini last April, Trish called him.
His wife answered the phone in Lynn and said Chris moved to Crete a few years ago but that he’d love to talk to us. He called us several times from Crete and then decided to meet us in Athens. He said it was an excuse to visit his sister, who lives in Athens.
Chris is great. He’s very proud of his Greek heritage and we explored the ancient Agora in Athens, the Acropolis Museum and the port of Piraeus with him.
He was back in town last month so we decided to have the house painted again. He and his two sons, Michael and Kostos, did a great job and one that will probably last another 11 years.
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