My Grandma Maureen was born in Magherafelt, Ireland, one of 13 children, 10 of whom grew to adulthood. Her mother wanted to name her Miriam. But back then, the godparents took the newborn to be baptized without the child’s parents.
When the godparents got to the church, they couldn’t remember what name they were supposed to use. The priest, a practical man with a full schedule, declared, “The Niblocks don’t have a Mary, do they? It’ll do.”
When the godparents got back to the house and informed Great-grandmother Rose of the change, she made the best of it and called the baby Maureen, which, in Gaelic, means “little Mary.”
Saint Patrick’s Day in America means turning Chicago’s river green for a day, green beer flowing freely, leprechauns and pots of gold, jigs, and Riverdance. (I wear at least a little bit of green to avoid being pinched.)
To my grandmother, March 17 was a holy day. She never got used to what she considered “that American nonsense,” but she did wear a shamrock pin to work, and it seemed to me that her brogue became just a little more pronounced by evening.
As Irish a lass as ever there was, Grandma never actually kissed the Blarney Stone, although she did sometimes mention its notorious power. “It sounds as though he’s kissed the Blarney Stone,” she’d say. She meant that the person was lying, but not in a way that made them a bad person, just in a way that suggested blatant flattery or, at least, playing fast and loose with the facts.
Playing fast and loose with the facts isn’t good business practice. We, at EvoReal, believe in giving our clients the best, most accurate, and up-to-date information with which to make decisions, often the most financially important decision of their lives. Our business depends our customers’ trust. No matter how Irish my background, when it comes to the day-to-day business of EvoReal, I never want to be accused of having “kissed the Blarney Stone.”
Buying a new home or selling an old one is a very personal matter. EvoReal is Spokane's local real estate expert we are a family-owned company where we believe that everyone deserves special attention when it comes to buying or selling their home. We are a small firm by design, we know that our size enables us to really get to know our clients and to quickly adapt to the ever-changing world of real estate. We love Spokane and the Inland Northwest. We love the people who live and work here; they are hard working and so are we. Everyday we use the most modern real estate marketing tools and techniques, dig through thousands of homes for sale to find the right one, and make sure every detail of the home buying and selling process is being attended to, making sure nothing falls through the cracks. Your goals, not ours, are the priority. We hope we get a chance to work with you. Please contact us to ask any questions or to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
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