NIKE ORDOLIS TSEPERIS
December 05, 1933 - July 10, 2007
Tribute to Nike Tseperis - My Mother-in-law
I’d like to thank everyone for coming here today to honor my Mother-in-law’s life.
I emphasize LIFE because that’s what Nike brought. They say there are three types of people in the world… those that wait for things to happen, those that ask what happened and those that MAKE things happen. Well, Nike didn’t ask and didn’t wait. She made things happen. She was vibrant, witty, savvy, curious, electric, exciting, tenacious, funny and bold! Never one for a lack of words, she would bring you up to speed on the world before the world even woke up.
I used to enjoy our ritual of catching up on our family events, planning for a holiday and stories about the famous Greek musicians she knew. Nike was very knowledgeable about current events and I loved the way she used to call me Steve Karabouzouksi, which was her nickname for me. I would like to say thank you for everything my Mother-in-law did for us.
Winston Churchill once said that Greeks fight like heroes, but really, heroes fight like Greeks. Nike was of course Greek, but even more, she was definitely our hero.
Started by The Tseperis Family on October 09, 2008