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Laurette Bennhold-Samaan Final Week at Refugee Camp in Greece

Laurette Bennhold-Samaan Final Week at Refugee Camp in Greece

July 1 Samos is Small: people impressions Give what you have to someone. It may be better than you dare to think. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words and action is all that is necessary. — Margaret Cousins I grew up in a small town- about 15, 000 townspeople and then 15,000 university students. The entire island of Samos has only 35,000 people and the capital Samos about 6,000 (not including the refugee camp which is about 1000 give or take). First, a bit about Samos, Greece. It’s in the eastern Aegean Sea, separated from Turkey (which I can see with the naked eye) by the mile-wide Mycale Strait. It was the birthplace of mathematician Pythagoras and philosopher Epicurus and is known for producing sweet Muscat wine which I don’t actually care for. On the southeast . . .

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