Sunday, December 12, 2010
Being the daughter of an Armenian who was born in Marash
Peter Bilezikian, my dad, August 7, 1912-March 24, 2010, is my inspiration for this blog. Born in 1912 in Kumbet, Marash, Historic Armenia, my dad (born Bedros Bilezikjian) survived the Genocide of the Armenian people, and immigrated to the United States in 1920 with his mother and aunt and sisters and brother. He was a story teller and always prodded me to record his stories. As an obedient daughter, of course, I did not!!! But it's never too late, I guess, and in the spirit of remembering, I dedicate this blog to him.