Our very first episode! Though still a teenager, Helen Ward left her small village in rural County Longford, Ireland, in 1960, to come to New York. Now a mother, a grandmother, and a widow, living in the traditionally Irish neighborhood of Woodside, Queens, she has led a full life, with its share of ups and downs, including one very traumatic family event. Learn of her tough upbringing in Ireland, finding her own voice in America, her sustaining faith, and dealing with the pandemic of 2020. And after six decades in New York, she's still smiling! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CenterPieceNY or visit us at CenterPieceNY.com. Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. And thanks to Purple Planet for the music!