Hungarian HubNuggets: My Name is Sue

When I first joined HubPages I stumbled around flicking from Hubber to Hubber, like we all do in the beginning, in order to see what’s what. But one of the Hubbers I came across caused me to dig my heels in and rise on my hind legs in surprise and pleasure. Just the profile was a demonstration of the culture, the intelligence and the literary ability of the author. I thought that if this is the level of the Inmates here, I am done for and I had better see how well I can do at ping pong or knitting instead of writing. And on top of everything, the author was also an “Elite” (and here you are supposed to rise and remove your hats in reverence and respect) AND,even more impressively,  Zsuzsy Bee is a Hungarian! I fell in love. A platonic and childish love it is true, but love nevertheless.

I like Hungarians. The same as I like Austrians. It is one of those things where the first person of any particular nationality you meet, creates that unreasonable prejudice for or against that race. Irrational I know, but there it is.

 

I met my first Hungarian during an International Fencing Event, held in Athens. I was accompanying the Cyprus team as the Vice President of the Cyprus Fencing Federation and my first Hungarian acquaintance was my opposite number for the Hungarian Federation. He was a doctor by profession and we hit it off straight away, like long lost brothers. Shortly after the Hungarians wiped the floor with us and everyone else at the competition and I went back home with my ears down to my knees, braying in agony, I received an invitation from him to visit the fencing installations of the Hungarian Federation. They are leaders in fencing and he was generous enough to offer to give me some tips on how to avoid total embarrassment in the sport.

A few weeks later I combined a business trip to Athens and took the flight to Budapest from there. The Hilton in Budapest is built on a hill on an ancient site and the authorities ensured that the modern structure made allowances for the guest to be able to see the remnants of that ancient site through transparent flooring. In the evening my Hungarian friend came to take me to his home for dinner.

It was just before the fall of communism and his family’s wonderful huge apartment in the centre had been split up into small units and there were other families living there. When I mentioned the Hussars, he made signs for me not to mention the unmentionables. The dinner was delicious mince meat and vegetables wrapped in cabbage and cooked in a way that had caused me to loose all shame and ask for seconds and thirds.

 

Next day he took me to the fencing installations and, because in Athens we had discussed our mutual weakness for horse riding, he took me to a horse farm and we cantered in the snow on beautiful, well kept and well trained powerful horses. It was a truly memorable day.

One of the things that impressed me in communist Budapest was an automated traffic system I have not seen anywhere else in the world. As one drove along a main road, electronic signs gave you the speed at which you had to travel if you wanted to avoid traffic lights! How cool is that?

In the evening I invited my new friends to join me at a restaurant for dinner and they recommended one that specialized in game. I decided to implement the De Greek Method of Culinary Cultural Research and Education. What this means is that one orders one of each of the items listed on the menu. ALL the items. It took some time for both the waiters and my guests to grasp the practicalities of this method, but eventually we had a wonderfully unique dinner.

Now why am I telling you lot all this in a so-called HubNuggets hub, whose previous authors have traditionally concentrated on writing gems calculated to interest, elevate and amuse the populace? Well everyone else is talking about going to France to learn to cook, going on a spaceship to conquer new worlds, or on a cowboy adventure…and what does this have to do with our Hungarian “Elite”?

It appears that our Hungarian Zsuzsy Bee has a preference for the name Sue. According to her,

“I can't help it I like the name Suzanne in all of its shapes and forms. My name in Hungarian was Zsuzsika (which means little Susi), when I was growing up in Belgium I was called Susi, then when I started highschool I changed it to the mature Suzanne... My first boyfriend used to call me Sue... my X Susan, my pen name is the Hungarian version Zsuzsy. I'm always glad when I meet someone new with that great name”.

So you see, I have no other option but to change my name to Sue. How else can I hope to have my (platonic) love returned? Meanwhile,

Her name will tremble in a feeble moan,

And love with fate divide my dying groan.

........................................................................(Edward Young - 1681 - 1765)

Besides, she is Hungarian and knows fencing...



Dimitris Mita

De Greek

.

.

BUT, because unlike me, the other "Elites" have bulging foreheads which are necessary to accommodate their massive brains, they expect me to act with seriousness and decorum and to introduce this week's nominees, so....

.

The Nominees are ...

.

 

 

Which one of this week's Family and Parenting nominees is your favorite?

  • 42% Teen Talk 5.Using the Reset Button
  • 2% Fashion trends to avoid
  • 10% Tips to stop bullying
  • 6% Granny's Corner Practical Wisdom that Works - Productive Budgets
  • 6% How to Become a Successful Step-Parent to a Teenager
  • 33% Genealogical Journey
96 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Arts and Design nominees is your favorite?

  • 42% How to Create Mosaic Art - A Guide for Beginners
  • 5% Art Prints and Feng Shui in Your Decor
  • 22% THE ANIMATRIX
  • 4% Fall Craft Ideas
  • 9% Handmade Wedding Decorations
  • 19% Wabi Sabi and the Zen of Color Matching
106 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Technology nominees is your favorite?

  • 33% How to Keep Your Computer Virus Free
  • 13% The Old Gramophone or Phonograph - how it worked
  • 13% Can You Digg It? The v4.0 Controversy
  • 0% Best computer monitor under $200 - 2010
  • 23% A Facebook Nightmare
  • 17% How To Remove A Computer Virus Without Anti Virus Software
30 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

More by this Author


Comments 79 comments

VioletSun profile image

VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I was having nice visuals of Sue, until I came across the guy named Sue... and so you bray in agony? LOL. I see some hub nuggets that I know I am going to enjoy reading. Since I have time this evening, will take a peek and vote!

Rated up or else you will grumble if I don't. LOL!


Denise Handlon profile image

Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Okay, I'll be the first to congratulate you in this new position and tell you that I'm pulling for you & your unrequited love for Ms. ZB (or is it unrequited? wink, wink). But, don't be going and getting too serious and formal on us, DB, we like your off the cuff bantor & wit.

Great job, as usual. signed My Name is(n't) SUE! :)


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

- VioletSun I hope that you will leave comments of encouragement to the newcomers of your choice, as you always do. Thank you for passing by :-)

- Denise: If I am not serious, these brainy Elites look at me with pity and contempt. What can I do? Now go and encourage the newcomers of your choice :-)


Denise Handlon profile image

Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

As ordered, Sir De Greek- my votes have been cast and encouragement has been lavishly slathered. :)


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Then you shall have the blessings of the Elites, child :-)


tonymac04 profile image

tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Good one, Dimitris! Will have to return later to do the voting thing. I really don't want to get a nasty order from you! LOL

Love and peace

Tony


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

The things I do for glory, Tony.... :-)))

Thanks for passing by :-)


Mentalist acer profile image

Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I see your keeping your enemies close,lol,as recommended I'm going to read FB Nightmares,I love a good ghost story;)


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Brother Mentalist, isn't it time we had a beer together? :-)


Enelle Lamb profile image

Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Great hub Sue! *note to self - never argue with Hungarian fencing Sues...*

Read and voted! :D


ripplemaker profile image

ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Reading and voting! :) :) :)


saddlerider1 profile image

saddlerider1 6 years ago

Thank you for the mention of the great late Johnny Cash. He would be proud of you De Greek and be honored to sing for you. I love Hungarian gulash and the name Sue.

My last wife and I named our youngest daughter Susan, sue, suzanne, SusieQ. I call my princess Suzie, that is my preference.

Now shut up Ken and go vote or be forced to listen to DG attempt to sing A boy named Sue and how painful to my ears would that be? Yikes


Nellieanna profile image

Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

My vote belongs to the hub titled "My Name Is Sue"!! I love the tale of the Hungarian fencing champion and his graciousness as the winner. Your life experiences, be they "so" down to every jot and tittle or slightly embellished or even mostly fabricated, are truly literary delights. Thanks for a good one. I'll have to look into the hubnugget competitions when I'm sure of making my taxes deadline Oct. 15th. I had to come read your hub, though!!


Zsuzsy Bee profile image

Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Ohhhh, you would change your name for me? Ohhh how sweet is that (guess what, I luv ya even with a name like De Greek)... mind you, I see I will have to watch what I say from now on.

Now what the heck is this supposed to mean '...If I am not serious, these brainy Elites look at me with pity and contempt. ' Who has ever wanted you to be serious? Not I, nor the team I'm sure. We want you at your funniest which is easy for you as you prove with your hubs.

Great first hubnugget hub Sir Greek. See I told you it was going to be fun. Oh, and before I forget '...., the other "Elites" have bulging foreheads which are necessary to accommodate their massive brains....' I have no idea what mine is filled with, straw... maybe, a lot of stuff... but brains? questionable.

Love De Hub

De Zsuzsy


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Enelle Lamb, if you tease me, I shall tell Zsuzsy and she knows fencing, so there! - Thank you for passing by :-))


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

ripplemaker, youa re an angel, even if your name is not Sue :-)))

Thanks for passing by :-)


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Brother Ken, so Johnny Cash is dead is he? He must have heard me sing, the poor man. It is my experience that people of a sensitive temperament hearing my singing voice for the first time, suddenly realize that an earth which allows a sound like that to exist amongst God’s own creatures is no longer a place for Christians to live upon, that it must be the trumpet of doom and that the end is neigh! So they tend to loose the will to live and just give up, realizing that life is just an empty shell without meaning.

I like the part where you refer to your “last wife”. You men of steel who casually collect dozens of wives in a short lifetime have all my admiration. How do you do iit?

Thanks for passing by, Ken :-))))


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Nellieanna, my beautiful Harem Hourry, I am coming to your Turkish couch tonight, slipping past all the eunuch guards, uncaring about life and limb so as to hear those words from your very own lovely lips. After all, it’s almost Saturday and I can bring my bath night forward a little. The extravagance will not, I hope, break the bank. Anyway, what is the cost of a bath, where the course of true love is concerned. (You see what associating with you is doing to me? I am becoming quite poetic!!!).

Anyway, my life experiences, like your taxes, cannot be fabricated as I have no imagination….;-))))))


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Zsuzsy Bee, too late. I mean when you say that you will have to watch what you say. By your own declaration, we are engaged. I feel like Ken now, with all those wives.

Anyway, the fact remains that when the other “Elites” use highfaluting scientific words like “ Stickied and super-stickied!” I am left in the dust of their superior knowledge and use of scientific words and I tremble in fear and envy. Is it a wonder that it took me so long to get this thing up and running?

Anyway, now that we are engaged, what’s for dinner? ;-))))


travel_man1971 profile image

travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Voted, reading and commenting. Thanks, De Greek. It will lessen your load for those hubs less 'traveled'.:p


ladyjane1 profile image

ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Nice hub, I shall read them all and make my choice which Im sure will not be easy. You know I have heard that large foreheads meant large brains but unfortunately I have the tiniest of foreheads and have always been jealous of huge craniums. Oh well go figure. Nice job. Cheers.


RedElf profile image

RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

I, too, would say "Well done, Sir Greek," but I prefer mine "medium rare", and this is "exceeding rare", indeed. Cookery aside - no I can't lay it aside yet, for you have cooked up a fine base on which to serve up this week's HubNuggets Wannabes. :D

Read and voted, and congratulations to all the nominees!


Nellieanna profile image

Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

So, dimitris, will you come to my Turkish couch pre-fed at Zsuzsy's lavish dinner table or should I set out a tabuli for you? I suspect you will need your energy.


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

.

- travel_man1971 - Thank you very much for visiting and for your comments :-))

- LadyJane, I have no doubt that you are one of those people who manage to combine beauty and brains :-)))

- RedElf, thank you for your visit :-) - Always glad to have one of you brainy "Elites" pass by and leave a comment :-))


Nellieanna profile image

Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

And. . . you definitely WILL need your energy, especially if your efforts will be including composing poetry - which you do seem to have a knack for, by the way.


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Nellieanna, just make sure that there is a lot of baklava there to provide you with energy and that no one passes by to interrupt us for the next three to four hours, and leave the rest to me :-))))))

Poetry we shall leave for when we are strolling in the forest for fresh air :-)))


Simone Smith profile image

Simone Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

I am most interested in trying this De Greek Method of Culinary Cultural Research and Education. Though I shall have to have my stomach surgically expanded first!


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

SimoneSmith, you don't know what you are missing child :-)))


Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

Hungary is a favorite country of old, visited vicariously through tales of friends who traveled there. Fencing is also a favorite I still enjoy. Zsuzsy Bee comes from fine, interesting people indeed and displays needlework of museum quality -- no, not old - intricate, fine, and beautiful.

My favorite Hungarian besides ZB is Bela Lugosi, very beautiful on stage in his 20s playing Shakespearean characters and Jesus Christ. Did he fence, I wonder...?


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Patty, how simply you demonstrate what I have been saying through my last few hubs here to my fellow simple brethren of HubPages. You have demonstrated the huge power and knowledge inside those massive brains of the “Elites” with a single word. Who else but an “Elite” would know enough to use a word like “vicariously” and in the right place? Is it a surprise then that I am in awe of the “Elites”? I have been using the word to describe my mother’s varicose veins! Oh the shame!

And with a stroke of the pen you have showed me the secret to the success of the Hungarian Fencing Team for centuries now. They start out first with knitting! Their secret is now out and we shall at last face the Hungarians as equals. I am registering for one of Zsuzsy’s sewing and knitting classes.

As to your question about whether Jesus Christ fenced, what can I say? Another typical example of “Elite” thinking outside the box, putting historians to shame. You have demonstrated my point indubitably and I take my hat of to you with reverence!

Thanks for passing by, Patty :-)


Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

You should be on MadTV, you know. Highly enjoyable.


MartieCoetser profile image

MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

De Greek, this was really a touching confession by the man called Sue. I’ll return to vote after reading all those m-a-n-y hubs. Fortunately it is weekend – I can go without sleep. Must say this first act of labor in your capacity as an ‘Elite’ is quite impressive. Not too short and not too long. I did some Hungarian belly-dancing on your buttons.


drbj profile image

drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Ah, what memories you have provoked with this entertaining story, Dimi. I, too, visited Buda and Pesch before the fall of communism. Perhaps we passed each other on our way to one of the downstairs cellar Pilsner pubs. Or as we crossed and recrossed the Danube. Or even at the wonderful horse farm near Lake Balaton - I don't remember the name of the nearby village but I can't forget the sausage and palinkas (pancakes) we had for lunch. Hungary is a special place and so, therefore, are Hungarians.


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Patty, see what I mean? The massive brain of a true "Elite" (not an imitation one like me), immediately comes to the fore and has the repartee ready. You are just too good for me, so I give up :-)))


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Martie, Hungarian belly dancing? So when are you going to invite over for lunch? :-))))


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

drbj, I always knew that you and I are twin souls and that we have the same tastes and preferences :-))) - I love Budapest. Did you know that in Budapest you can go to the opera 365 days a year?

AND there is a coffee shop that is like a work of art in itself and old men go there in the morning to have their coffee and read their newspapers as if they are going to a shipyard canteen! The strange thing is that they don't pay attention to the beauty of the thing and just take it for granted. If it was anywhere else, it would have been “the” chic spot to see and be seen :-))


KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Read, voted, enjoyed. You outdid yourself. Great hubnugget hub.


akirchner profile image

akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

I've noticed that you seem to be braying a lot, Dim - is that because you are Lord of the Asses or is that just a coincidence? Very funny stuff and I shall forever call you Sue! I don't know why I didn't see it before, but actually it fits!


msorensson profile image

msorensson 6 years ago

I like a man with big appetite..unashamedly asking for seconds and thirds..wow...

lol...I enjoyed the hub as much as the very direct responses.

Opera every day? OMG...that would be heaven...


visitor 6 years ago

I enjoyed reading this!


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

- Gals, thank you for passing by :-)

- IP, don't you dare! :-)))

- Melinda, is it my fault that we were made for each other and consequently we have the same tastes? :-)))


FLYSCO profile image

FLYSCO 6 years ago from Kings Cross, London

Hi De Greek - here's one to make you jealous then: I was in Budapest on July 23, in 2000! So what, you ask? July 23 is St Stephen's Day, Hungary's National Day, and year 2000 was their 1000th year of Nationhood, since the first Magyars entered the country. (Or at least, that is the tradition). So, the day was a vast carnival party, dragon parades, schaums playing (very loud!), aerobatic display, literally over, under and through the Danube bridges which were lined with crowds at the time, fireworks on floating pontoons. Oh, and even the occasional glass of Egri Bikaver.

(And thanks for the nomination!)


Zsuzsy Bee profile image

Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Hiya De Greek... we're engaged? engaged in what? fencing? oh goody some of my silly chicken keep getting out of their rightful place... If you would like you can start by digging a 3-4 foot deep hole, yea wide, the new posts are over by the back of the barn...ooops wrong fencing, typical when there is some major fencing to be done you want to take lesson with long knitting needles...


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

- Flysco, glad you enjoyed your experience :-)

- Some engagement this is turning out to be Zsuzsy Bee! My poor heart is being used as digging instrument! Oh the pain, the tragedy! :-))


Zsuzsy Bee profile image

Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Sorry, did I misunderstand something here? When I saw engaged and fencing together I thought "oh goody, I might finally get the back acre all fenced in"

Can I bribe you with a big pot of Hungarian Gulyas and home made noodles with home made sour dough rye bread?


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Zsuzsy Bee - Opera singers and plumbers are "emgaged" to do something. The De Greeks GET engaged for love :-))))

As for your offer of food, the De Greeks cannot face food without turning bright green about the gills when their heart is broken. The spirit is too pickled in grief to be willing and old flesh feels like it’s been buried for a week. So do stop twisting the knife in the open wound.

When you say Gulyas do you mean the original? And, by the way, do you know how to do that dish with minced meat and vegetables wraped in a cabage leaf and cooked in that particularly heavenly way?

Hmmmm... on second thoughts.... :-)))


Hello, hello, profile image

Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Wow, surrounded by everyone, adored by everybody. How can you live with it? How can take it all the time?


ChrisLincoln profile image

ChrisLincoln 6 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

De Greek,

Many years ago I went to lose myself in the Greek islands, and fell in love with both the place and the people. However, I'm not changing my name.

I have never been able to recapture the tastes though, not through want of trying...

Thanks for noticing my hub, having friends and family vote has been a great way to reconnect, and get them to read!

Chris


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi there Hello, Hello, thank you for passing by. Yes, it's a burden being loved so much, but the De Greek heart is big enough to take it and reciprocate :-))) - Stop teasing, or I shall not love you any more :-))))


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi ChrisLincoln, thank you for passing by. So you are a devil for punishment are you? Insisting on keeping the name are you? Oh well, there is no accounting for taste I suppose :-)

- Just teasing you there and I hope you realise this :-))


elayne001 profile image

elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Great work De Greek. Thanks for introducing us to some great new hubbers. I used to work for a Dr. Demetrius Kepas. He was a riot and I miss him.


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Elayne, thanks for passing by :-)


Green Lotus profile image

Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

As a third generation Hungarian and one of your die-hard fans, I promise to read all of the entries and vote. Great to see you in your new role! Well done. :0


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi there GL, good to see you Kid :-)) Thank you for visiting and voting :-)


heart4theword profile image

heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Have to admit, this was a fun read:)


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

That sounds like a very reluctant admission heart4theword. :-)))


TopOfTheFirstPage profile image

TopOfTheFirstPage 6 years ago

I'd just like to say thank you for nominating my hub! There are some fantastic hubs here and I'm honored to be among them.

Da Greek, great job with this HubNuggets hub; it was a wonderful read.


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Top, thank you for passing by and for your comment :-)


Shadesbreath profile image

Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

I don't even know what I like about this hub most. I like the pictures, I like following you around on your journeys around the world that make me feel like such an uncultured rube, I like the pictures (I love the wall in that restaurant), I like fencing and always wish I had learned, I like your voice (perhaps that is the one I like most). I hope you are working on your book. With your networking prowess, energy and personal force the world will get to enjoy that voice too. It almost doesn't matter what story you tell, it's just fun to read.


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

John, how kind you are. When you come over to visit me and I drive you over to Mansfield, I shall be able to thank you properly with a double portion of fish and chips:-)

No, seriously your words mean a lot to me, thank you.

I shall never forget that coffee shop in Budapest, because it was like a palace. The incongruity of the old men, a lot of them obviously not well off, reading their newspapers in such luxurious surrounding for the cost of a cheap cup of coffee, really impressed me. Europe has so much to offer... Do come over to visit. You have a place to stay, at least in Sherwood forest :-)

I am now reading The Pilgrim's Progress and I am having fun looking for funny quotations from it, as John Bunyan was obviously an insane religious fanatic. Why has this book always been in print for over 400 years? :-))


Shadesbreath profile image

Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

Sounds awesome. Got two more kids to get out of the house, then will need to recover financially from that (lol), and I'll be right over. :D

That coffee house sounds great, btw. So does fish n chips.

Dude, I don't care how insane or fanatical I sound, I want to be in print 400 years from now. More power to him.


Feline Prophet profile image

Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Aha DG, you've gone and gotten Sue-d I see! :D


parkersarah8415 profile image

parkersarah8415 6 years ago from USA

Hi, De Greek! This is a really informative hub, thank you.


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

- Hi John, I have noted your visit in my calendar: See you in two kids from now :-))

- FP how truly wonderful to see you again, 'electrified' once more and ready to join your brethren again :-)))

- Sarah, nice to meet you and thank you for passing by :-)


salt profile image

salt 6 years ago from australia

They all look good. Didnt get to vote, but congratulations to all.


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for passing by anyway, salt... Anywy, it's more important to tell me how brilliant I am, rather than voting :-)))))


katiem2 profile image

katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Sue, Yet another light hearted journey to uplift another and maybe a reader or two along the way, but most importantly is YOU coming out! I knew it all along, A boy named Sue, you must be the chap Johnny wrote the song about. It all comes full circle, thanks for the education!


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Katie :-))) - So I am coming out, am I? Soem friend you are :-)))))


katiem2 profile image

katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Okay now that was adoration in the funny sense as per your affection for Sue as in Zsuzsy Bee :) She is very amazing indeed. Let's pretend I'm funny :-))))


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

You are funny and you are wonderful too :-))


jtrader profile image

jtrader 6 years ago

Changing your name to Sue might work!

Fencing has allowed you to meet many interesting people.


nighthag profile image

nighthag 6 years ago from Australia

What a great hub, as always once i start reading I have to finish.. thanks De Greek you make the hubpages a real pleausre


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Ahhhhh. how kind you are Nighthag, thank you :-)


James A Watkins profile image

James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

This Hub is excellent. I sure enjoyed it. I also like that automated traffic system in Budapest.


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Obviously, we think as one, James :-)))


Gypsy Willow profile image

Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

MIssed this one first time round, that's the drawback to always being on the move. Your faithful Gypsy!


De Greek profile image

De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

You are moving around without me and I don't like it :-)))


christopheranton profile image

christopheranton 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

There is no better feeling than to visit a strange country and make friends with the people there, especially when you recieve such gracious hospitality. There is something romantic and dashing about hungarians as well, shades of Liszt, and Dashing Hussars I guess.

Thanks for an enjoyable and heartwarming article.


 6 years ago

Thank YOU Christopher, both for your comments and for taking the trouble to pass by :-)

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working