Grandmother II Photo in Greece. Return to leave the child there and be cared by grandmother. Source: Immigrec
A woman reports that she sent her children to Greece, because they felt a
S.Κ.: Alright, we embark on the train, it took us two
days in the train, we came here! My brother came and picked us up from the
train! Eh, I stayed with my children for, four months I stayed with my
children, but then the children, we wanted Greece, we didn’t want here, we
wanted Greece! “I want grandma! I want grandpa!” said Vangelis. Soula so-so.
For me to leave and abandon Gregoris here, it wasn’t possible!
S.Κ.: What can we do! Gregoris says “Send the children
back and we’re going to go as well afterwards! This can’t be happening, I
can’t stand it!” says he.
S.Κ.: “Taste the water, if the water is good” he says
“We’re going to stay!” says Gregoris.
S.Κ.: He tasted the water!
Res.: The water, alright!
S.Κ.: Eh, alright! Not that good but this! We stayed at
a flat up there.
Res.: Along with your brother?
S.Κ: Thanasis! Yeah!
S.Κ.: So, they sent the children along with a friend of
my brother, Thanasis. They sent as well, the friends sent her mum to the kid,
she also took my two kids.
Res.: And they returned?
S.Κ.: And they returned back!
Res.: Ah, wow!
S.Κ.: They were happy, but I was crying!
Res.: Eh, yes! How was that, that you left them?
S.Κ.: Then to Athens, my dad went and picked them up!
S.Κ.: They were happy, happy! Oh, calls, oh… letters I
was writing every day!
S.Κ.: Every day! From a hundred and twenty pounds that
I was, I went down to ninety, eighty-nine pounds!