A-Z Challenge

10 Cathy Facts #AprilA2Z

This month, I’m participating in the A-Z Blog Challenge. I signed on for the music and photography, but the music group stuck and that’s okay. I’m about the tunes anyhow.  Let’s start things off this morning with some catchy, annoying songs!


I know you’re gonna hate me for getting these tunes stuck in your head, but hate me in a loving kinda way, ok? Which catchy song drives you the craziest? Although every one of these songs get me to my feet and put a little boogie in my move, I still cringe every time I hear Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass.

Let’s see if I can smooth things over. How about, I tell you 10 little known Cathy facts.

  1. I had a dog when I was a little girl named Sugarfoot. I named him this because he liked candy and in my youthful ignorance I happily shared my sweets with my pup. I had no clue that candy was bad for animals.
  2. I have a birthmark on the inside of my left leg near my knee that makes me think of a bear’s face. To be precise it has always made me think of a panda for some reason. Yeah, no one else sees it (the face) other than me!
  3. I got into a fight when I was in junior high school, but not on school property. The confrontation started on the bus and when we got off that’s when the cat fight started. It was a stupid thing to do and in the following weeks, we were friends again.
  4. I had a huge crush on Vince Van Patton from the 70s TV series Apple’s Way. I remember writing a letter one summer announcing to him my undying love. It’s a good thing he didn’t respond or I would have missed my real prince charming DH. Actually, I felt embarrassed for days and days after sending that ridiculous thing out. Now, I just smile because it’s funny.
  5. I pulled firefly’s bellies off and stuck them to my face when I was a kid. Just so I could glow. I know that’s gross, but kids are weird.
  6. Another weird thing from my childhood, I believed if you poured salt on a snail that it would rain and wouldn’t you know it actually rained the first time I put it to the test!
  7. I’m almost 54 and still kinda naïve about the ways of the world or lets just say I don’t think the way a lot of people do. I’m blissful ignorant! DH says I’m sweet and I think he’s sweet for saying I’m sweet. Yeah, I know…that’s sappy.
  8. A not-so-exciting fact is I have been in every state along the eastern coast at least once.
  9. I was a preemie. I came about a month early. My mom told me they had to keep me in an incubator for 24-hours. I weighted 5 pounds 7 ounces, but I imagine by the time I left the hospital I was closer to 5 pounds, though. This isn’t preemie small like some cases, but still that’s tiny.
  10.  My best girlfriend from my childhood nicknamed me Caffey. I think it was because when I was little that’s the way I pronounced my name, so it stuck.

There you have it! Now, you can say, darn I know that gal better today than I did yesterday. 😉 Why not tell me something new about you? Thanks for stopping by. You’re welcome to follow along with me

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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Rorybore

    Mine is definitely MMMmmmBop. and yet I cannot resist dancing around and singing whenever I hear it! it’s so shameful. LOL
    I like finding out more about you! we used to wipe ladybug bums on us too so we could glow. LOL I feel bad about that now.

  • jeremyh05251977

    I am trying to brain wash myself, I started to watch the video… now I think I am lost… 🙂

    Welcome in the “C”… thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There’s no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood… is Nuts?

  • Paula Kaye

    We used to pull off the bellies of firefly’s and wear them like diamond rings! My granddaughter has a birthmark on her shoulder that looks like a foot! And now I have All About the Bass stuck in my head 🙂

  • XmasDolly

    AWWWW Hubby is home today, but I’m taking a few minutes to comment to my friends. Hey ME PLAYING TOO! WOO HOO! I’ve decided to give er’ a go and play along with your A to Z! Won’t you come and visit me? hehehehe Anyway love the tune. Isn’t it funny how no matter what we do we go back to our roots MUSIC! HAHAHAHA HUGS TO you my Cuite Pie!!!!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Ahh, that’s sweet! DH tells me all the time that it’s sweet (and sexy…who knew?) that I’m still naive. Let me tell you how naive I am, I was well in my early 20s before I understand about same-sex relationships. That’s old by today’s standards. lol

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Lee, nope I never did that. I moved to Powell in 1979 and never heard of this until now. I asked Google and learned they still buy fireflies. Apparently, the going rate last year was $2 for 100 fireflies. That’s a lot of insects to catch. I don’t think we ever captured that many at one time, but if we had known money was involved then I’m sure we would have tried harder. 😀

  • Naila Moon

    Hey Cathy that starts with “C”. I am kinda doing music too with a mix-mash. It was nice finding out facts about you.

    One about me, I have traveled to 48 states and sometimes more than once.

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