I am the grand daughter of Alex Maryniak. Pauline was my step Baba. She was a wonderful, warm, caring, funny, and the best perogie maker this world had ever seen. I miss her VERY much as she was the only Babba I knew. Mary Maryniak passed a year before I was born. Alex,, Mary, Pauline and her husband were all good friends. I am SO glad Alex married Pauline and that they were able to enjoy all their travels and I was extremely blessed to have had such an amazing grandmother in my life.
I am saddened to say, due to people on Alex's side of the family, contact with her was very limited after Alex died. I am not exactly sure what happened, but I heard a few things and I know a few reasons why. Not by ANY fault of Pauline of course.
I think about My Baba every day and how much I miss her. She was truly and amazing woman. If you are related to her, you are very blessed.
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