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Day Four of Irish American Favorites: Maryn

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Newborn Maryn

Newborn Maryn

Today is a special day. My niece, and the first member of the fourth-generation of our branch of the Andy McCormacks in America, turns six-years-old today. The world came to a halt for us on June 4, 2007 when Maryn Eileen McCormack joined the family. We all had new roles – Father, Grandpa, Grandma, Great-Aunt, and Aunts, and immediately Maryn became the sun in our solar system.

Maryn at age one

Maryn at age one

Maryn has always been really cool. She’s never let all the attention and adoration go to her head. Before Maryn started talking, you could just tell she was taking it all in and figuring things out.

2011

2011

Maryn is smart, generous, loving, and inquisitive. She has a mind like a steel trap and an awesome imagination. The storylines of our games of Princess continue from week to week, as the plot develops and characters evolve. Sometimes her younger sister Ainsley and I try to freelance with events in our land of make-believe, but Maryn is always on us to get us back on track and keep to the story.

2009

2009

Maryn is one of my two favorite Irish Americans born in the twenty-first century. It has been a privilege to share the last six years with her and I love to experience her energy and enthusiasm for life. It is amazing to see her grow up, but in this Auntie’s opinion, I wouldn’t mind if she slowed down just a little bit!

Maryn_Christmas_2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARYN!!!!!

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Author: Aine

I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. My heritage pretty much covers the map of Ireland: great-great-grandparents from Cork (Crowley, Foley, Regan), a great-great-grandmother from Clare (Quinn), a great-great-grandfather from Fermanagh (McMahon) and his wife's parents from Mayo (McAndrew), a great-grandmother from Connemara (Hannon) married to my great-grandfather from Laois (McCormack), great-grandparents from Sligo (Flannery), and a great-grandmother from Kildare (Hill). All of those people ended up in Minnesota, where my four grandparents were born. Three and four generations after my people left Ireland for America, I retain all Irish heritage. So much for the melting pot...

7 thoughts on “Day Four of Irish American Favorites: Maryn

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  4. Happy birthday to Maryn! What intelligent eyes! Especially in the last photo, she looks like she has it all figured out! I know exactly what you mean about “the sun in our solar system.” Our daughter was like that to us, many years ago. And now she is expecting a daughter in August. I am all nerves and excitement.

    • I am excited for you, Mariann! Having no children of my own, I was unprepared for how much I would love Maryn. Then when her sister came along a mere fifteen months later, I was completely blown away. Have a ball with your new granddaughter!

      *Aine McCormack*

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  5. Awesome birthday tribute to an awesome child. Lovely, Annie.

    • Thanks, Eeny! You are right, she is awesome!

      *Aine McCormack*

      *aine@archival-solutions.com*

      *Twitter: @irish_america*

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      ThelrishlnAmerica @ gmail.com • @FamilyToursIRL on Twitter • + 1-651-222-4402

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