Ever since I can remember, I’ve been called “Cathy” … except, at times, when my parents were trying to get my attention and, I suppose, I wasn’t responding…then I would hear, “Catharine!” I do like Catharine, but never insisted people call me that name. Over the years, friends have given me other nicknames, so Catharine always seemed a bit formal.
I was close friends with Lucy Young in high school. She got hepatitis and died as a result at age 17. Mega and I used to have flowers put on the alter on Lucy’s birthday. I went into labor on her birthday; and on the way to the hospital, I decided to change my soon-to-be […]