Maureen Shay's grandparents immigrated to the United States from Ireland during a time of tremendous struggle. She grew up following in their footsteps. She has seen and heard stories about what it means to work hard and earn a living in the United States.
Maureen's grandfather told her of how he worked and earned money to take a boat to the United States from Ireland to make a better life for himself. Her grandparent's story is one of hard work, saving their money and family. They were wonderful grandparents to Maureen and taught her what it meant to be a hard worker in this country.