Category Archives: Names


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 […]


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 […]