David Freeman [mailto: freeman at tsn.cc] in code to minimize spam
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 8:21 PM
Subject: Australian descendant Youth of the Year
find attached two photos of
Chris Ayoub who is a Dhour Shweir descendant being named Young Citizen of the Year in the local Australia Day Awards -
It is a great honour.
Congrats Chris. We are very proud of your achievements and thank you David Freeman for sending the info.
Chris and David, do not be a stranger now... Please visit and interact with folks of your ancestors town.
click on photo to expand.
SHWEIRY OF THE MONTH
DR. KLEE BENVENISTE
"MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS AMIN AND KAMMILIE ABOTOMEY ... CAME FROM SHWEIR TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA AROUND 1890."
They say there is something in the water of the Ains (springs), some say it is in their blood, others say it is a feeling in the heart and soul that makes them yearn for Shweir, their hometown, their forefathers birth place.
There is no better example of these sayings than our February Shweiry Honoree.
You see, Dr. Klee Benveniste never lived or even visited Shweir, yet she knows more about Shweir and its history than many people who lived there. From the moment that Dr. Klee logged on to Shweir.com in early February, she has been like a beacon of light. Just take a look at the Shweir Bulletin Boards (old and new), you cannot help but see many meaningful and profound entries by Dr. Klee. Her love for Shweir and its people radiates through the web pages like her smile and it is contagious.
Click on the photos to enlarge
Klee the bride
Klee the Doctor
|Amin and Kammilie with their 4 sons and 3 daughters in South Australia around 1895; Klee's grandmother is about two years old, sitting in her mother's lap. The oldest son Samir, standing, was the first to arrive in 1887||
Klee's grandmother Elizabeth ("Kitty") as a young woman, around 1910
Amin Abotomey and Sons, General Store, Fruiterer and Confectioner - Peterborough, South Australia, 1897
A. Abotomey and Sons, Clothing Manufacturers - Adelaide, South Australia, around 1915
|Author||Topic: We are like guardian spirits|
03-15-2001 06:39 AM
We are like guardian spirits watching over the village
That spreads over the mountain close to heaven
Drawn down by elderly knights performing a sword and shield dance
And women spreading their scarves in a giant circle in holy places
Praying "Remember us".
We whisper in electric voices amongst ourselves "Can they hear
So the knight prances with Saif oo Terse
Congratulations Dr. Klee, it is our privilege to know you.
We would like to present to you with the symbolic keys to Shweir,
since it not feasible yet, may we present you with symbolic keys to Shweir.com.
To go to new web page of New Zealand