Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mr Zeki Tamer

The human body doesn't need foof to live. But as long as it moves, it will not die" said , Mr.Zeki Tamer who died at the age of 92. This old fruitarian, athlete and swimming instructor, was still able to run 100 meters in 14 seconds at the age of 90. Zeki Tamer wants you to know: The right kind of exercise can add years to your life and dollars to your wallet.

Fruits with seed and herbs with seed shall be your meat.-Genesis 1:29

4 comments:

cesmir said...

I now Zeki Tamet from my youth-he taught me how to swim correct at the kadıköy mode beach Istanbul 1952 many years later he moves to Carolina and I moved to the N.Y.C age of 26 one summer I have visited him and his wife Marion at that time he was teaching swimming for teenagers we were at the pool noontime he had on grapefruit and one banana , he gave me the banana and he said -today I am very happy seeing you and ı get my energy from that I will not eat thıs banana..

cesmir said...

I know Zeki Tamet from my youth-he taught me how to swim correct at the kadıköy mode beach Istanbul 1952 many years later he moves to Carolina and I moved to the N.Y.C age of 26 one summer I have visited him and his wife Marion at that time he was teaching swimming for teenagers we were at the pool noontime he had on grapefruit and one banana , he gave me the banana and he said -today I am very happy seeing you and I get my energy from that I will not eat thıs banana.. grapefruit will be enough. .January 21, 2014 at 8:45 AM if anybody needs same info about Mr. Zeki Tamer

MW said...

Zeki Tamer taught me French in junior high and high school, in Cincinnati Ohio, at Wyoming High. He knew I liked poetry and he had me translate the poems of Francois Villon, the medieval French balladeer. He was the most unusual teacher in the school. He ate fruit and nuts and coached track and fencing. He wore European suits. He was, I'm sure, the first Muslim I ever met, but he never made much fanfare of his religion. He was a spritely person with a strong personality. His handwriting, on the blackboard in chalk, was exquisite.

RR said...

Zeki Tamer initiated me to fencing during my AFS scholarship year at Wyoming High School in 1962/63. He also got me interested in long distance running. Since my mothertongue is French and he taught that language at Wyoming H.S., we developed a special relationship during the year. Unfortunately I did not keep in touch with him in later years. But I still remember him vividly.