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A view of the village of Chereshnitsa from Blatskata Booka – 1972.

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(L to R): Dedo Tsilio Popoff and my father Elia Popoff in the Grocery store they owned in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The picture was taken in 1934.

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(L to R), Top: Sopha Shimagova, Tetko Gligoreto Shimagoff, Teta Dina Shimagova holding Jackie Soulioff, Dita Souliova, and my mother Dota Popova. Seating in front is Tinka Souliova. Bottom : A friend of
the family, my father Elia Popoff, Vouiko Stefo Koroloff, Tetko Gligoreto Shimagoff, and Streeko Tsilio Tarpchinoff, in Toledo, Ohio, circa 1953.

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The Stoycheff (Stasin) family. (L to R): Nick Puroff the husband of Milka Stoycheva next to him,Yorgi Stoycheff, Sofa (Barova) Stoycheva, Lillian Stoycheva, and Yorgi Stoycheff Jr.

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The Shimagoff and Soulioff families visiting us at Kelsey Avenue, Toledo, Ohio. (L to R): My father Elia, Sopha Shimagova, Tetko Gligoreto Shemagoff holding Tinka Souliova, Dita (Shimagova) Souliova, Yoti Soulioff, my mother Dota, and my brother John sitting, circa 1954.

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At one of the Vecherinka’s (dances) in Fort Wayne, Indiana,in the church’s hall. Leading the oro (dance) is Sopha Shimagova followed by me, Teta Fana Gosheva and my mother, Dota.

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The Popoff (Pappas) Family, November 1979. (L to R), Seating: My parents, Elia and Dota. Standing: My brother-in-Law (Eleftheria’s husband), Vasil Mitchell (Pappakonstantinou), my sister Eleftheria, I,
my wife Maria, my sister-in-law (John’s wife), Carole, and my brother John.

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I (Pando) working nights at my father’s Main Restaurant in Toledo, Ohio, after attending classes at the University of Toledo, circa 1952. My father Elia is next to me.

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Chereshnitcheni in the diaspora. (L to R), Front Row: Yorgi Stoycheff/Stasin, my father Elia, Kiro Zekoff, Petreto Penchoff, and Yorgi Bellioff. Back Row: Fana Penchova, Dimitrinka Belliova, Liopa
Zekova, Nada Belliova, and Koleto Bellioff.

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I (Pando) receive my silver bars (First Lieutenant) from Brigadier General Stuart, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, circa 1954.

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I (Pando) shaking hands with President Bill Clinton at one of our meetings in 1996 in Cleveland, Ohio .

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I (Pando) flanked by Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton in 1997 during an East European Conference held in Washington, D.C.