Greek-American Stories: Yiannis’ Valentine Nightmare

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On a perfect sunny, cloudless, seventy degrees morning, Valentine’s Day dawned. Yiannis, wearing a silk-wool Armani suit imported from Italy and Sevastaki shoes from Athens, entered Dixon’s, all smiles, holding a shopping bag. He brought coffee for everyone and laid a tray of a dozen glazed donuts before his surprised friends who thanked him, graciously. Then, he produced three fancy, red satin boxes of chocolates, placing one into the hands of a stunned George. “This is for your delightful wife, …

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