Tammy Kretsedemas

The three Greek Kretsedemas brothers—Pete, George, and Jim– opened the Falcon Restaurant on East Third Street in Winslow, Arizona in 1955 after immigrating from Greece following World War II.  At that time, Winslow rivaled Flagstaff in size and it was very lively.  Tammy who was married to Pete and moved with him, eloquently described the culture shock she experienced upon her arrival,

“Well, you hear of America all your life. I mean, America becomes bigger than life. But … the first 10 years, they were very hard for me. Emotionally, culturally…they put you in a dryer and they spin you around. ”

 

 

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