1. In 1924, James McCrory immigrated to the United States from Ireland.
My great-grandpa was 24-years-old when he left Belfast for a town called Port Chester, New York, where he got married and raised nine kids.
2. When his son (my grandpa) was elected mayor of Port Chester in 1978, he wrote him a poem pondering the meaning of life.
3. This is a handwritten copy of the untitled poem:
4. And here’s a transcription of the poem:
- At least 10 people, including the gunman, are dead after a shooting at a mall in Munich, Germany.