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One of the stories from the NQR:
"A Paploma from Mytilini Maria Loutragoto, as a young woman in her twenties, was preparing, in 1963, to leave her village of Paliokipo on the beautiful Gulf of Yera, Lesvos, Greece's third largest island, to make the long journey to Australia. Her fiancé of three years, Lambrou Ahilas, was already in Australia, so a top priority for Maria was the assembling of her 'prika' (trousseau) to bring with her. And this, true to Greek tradition, included a 'paploma' (quilt). 'You wouldn't even think of getting married without a paploma, all the girls had at least one - and it's still the same today, only now they buy the ready-made ones.' Maria's paploma was to be a wedding gift, so she..."
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