Well, Elise left on Wednesday, and in the afternoon, Pelagia and I had coffee with Brendan (see top photo). I took a picture because, in the background, you will notice a parade of students marching down Egnatia, the city’s main thoroughfare, once again blocking up traffic and generally causing trouble.
On Thursday and Friday mornings, Pelagia went to help the Karchers move. They are heading back to
In the second photo, their middle daughter, Melanie, is hamming it up for the camera and hugging her favorite bear.
In the bottom photo, Pelagia caught the whole moving crew. From left to right, it’s the oldest Karcher daughter, Anna, followed by Eva Karcher and their youngest, Maria. On the floor in the back is Marina with baby Emilia; Brendan is standing; and then Daniel, another American here studying theology, is taking a break and apparently catching up on his text messages (a very popular past time here in Europe).
Like vultures, all the other Americans were eager to ‘help’ the Karchers move out by taking various items that they were leaving here in