Cathy Chats,  Get To Know Me (g2km)

g2km part 2: Questions 31-40 #CathyChats

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I enjoyed last week’s get-to-know-me (G2KM) session and while I the original author hasn’t posted any new questions I thought I’d come up with a few. I’m going to keep the questions to 10 each week. Anything more gets to be too much, don’t you agree? Grab a cup of coffee and listen to this band introduced to me last week by my good bud, Lee from Tossing It Out while reading the next installment of Get to Know Me 2018!


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31.Where are you from? Raysal, West Virginia. If you know where that is then here’s a high-5 to ya!

32. Where do you live? Knoxville, Tennessee

33. Where were you born? I’ll give you a hint, Steve Harvey comes from this part of West Virginia. What’s that, you don’t know? Why ever not? Okay, I was born in Welch, WV.

34.  Which of your parents are you closest to? At this point in life I feel equally close to my parents. Had you asked me 40 years ago, I probably would’ve said my mother.

35. Which of your parents are you more like? I think I’m more like my mother but I do see bits of my daddy in my personality.

36. What’s one thing you like most about each of your parents? My mother’s determined spirit. She has always been a go-getter, picking up the load whenever needed to get our family through hard times. My daddy doesn’t have much education. He only went to the sixth grade but he has an understanding of the Bible that blows the mind and can quote scripture in a snap.

37. What’s one thing your parents did that meant a lot to you? My folks didn’t have a lot when I was growing up but they gave me a small wedding. That was something I wanted and they made it happen. In retrospect, I wish I hadn’t put them through the turmoil and expense. They borrowed the money from my grandparents who borrowed the money from the bank.  I wish I understood that it wasn’t important to have a formal ceremony (way over-rated) and that a Justice of the Peace or our Pastor without the fanfare is all we needed to get married. I often said, if I could change one thing it would be to not have a wedding.

38. Do you have siblings? If so, how many? Yes, I have three; two younger brothers – one by blood and the other adopted (my birth brother passed in 2006) and a baby sister.

39. Which sibling do you connect with best? I’m not sure connect is a good word for the relationship I share with my siblings. We’re very different but I love them deeply. At one time I could answer this question by saying my sister but things changed over the years.

40. Do you live near your parents and siblings? My parents and baby sister live in southwestern Virginia & my adopted brother lives not too far from West Virginia’s capital city.


Here’s your chance your get in on the fun, feel free to borrow my questions  to create your own G2KM post.

31.Where are you from?
32. Where do you live?
33. Where were you born?
34.  Which of your parents are you closest to?
35. Which of your parents are you more like?
36. What’s one thing you like most about each of your parents?
37. What’s one thing your parents did that meant a lot to you?
38. Do you have siblings? If so, how many?
39. Which sibling do you connect with best?
40.Do you live near your parents and siblings?

Final step, come back, link-up, and if you want grab the linky code to add to beneath your G2KM responses!


I’m linking up taking a HOT coffee break with Stacy Uncorked and Eugenia @BrewNSpew this morning and you’re invited to come with and let me remind you to visit again tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.

X💋X💋, CathySave





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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.


  • Arlee Bird

    That area around Welch holds a lure for me. Such a beautiful part of the country, but strange in many ways. I’ve probably been to Welch. If not, certainly near to there.

    Your dad sounds like mine in a lot of ways. I see a lot of my dad in me, but my mother had a huge influence as well.

    Tossing It Out

    • Cathy Kennedy


      Welch isn’t the thriving town of my youth. It’s been years since we’ve visited. In recent photos, the decline in businesses suggests it’s in trouble but then that’s the way many of the small towns are back home. It’s heartbreaking to see places like that shrivel up. Oh yeah, my mother IS tremendous influence. She’s an amazing woman! I’m blessed to have my parents still.

  • Live and Learn

    So I see you’re from the southern part of the state. I grew up in Spencer in the west central part of the state. You probably know from your WV history studies that Spencer is the county seat of Roane County as Steve Harvey’s birthplace is the county seat of where you used to live.

    • Cathy Kennedy

      I don’t remember the county and county seats like I used to from WV history. Gee, I’m sure my teacher is disappointed that I didn’t retain all that important info! Luckily, I have Google to ask such questions and since my schooling of a certain subject didn’t hang around I looked up Roane county. Do you still live in my home state? I appreciate you stopping by, now I’m off to visit you!

        • Cathy Kennedy

          Well…you went from cold to colder! lol We have family in southern WV still. DH’s 93-year-old father lives there but my parents moved to Rocky Gap, Virginia (just outside of Bluefield) in 1980. A good deal of our family and friends have left the area to pursue careers elsewhere. There really isn’t a lot of work opportunity there for folks. Keep warm and thanks again for stopping by!

  • 15andmeowing

    Nice to learn more about you. I feel the same way about the wedding, my parents really couldn’t afford it, but I still had to have one and I realize now that is not the important part.

    • Cathy Kennedy


      Oh, the things we learn! It’s fun to look at the wedding album, right? I scanned all of our photos to our computer a few years ago to preserve them and although I do not expose the pictures to much light they still show signs of aging. I guess that’s inevitable. I wish I could get the negatives from the photographer but that’s been too many years ago.

  • messymimi's meanderings

    You are from a very nice part of the country, and i’m glad you don’t live too far from your family. We live, as i used to say, close enough for lots of visits but far enough that they aren’t all up in your business all of the time!

    • Cathy Kennedy


      You nailed it purrfectly with your comment, “We live close enough for lots of visits but far enough that they aren’t all up in your business all of the time!” That’s precisely how I feel, too. 🙂 lol

  • debby9972

    That was fun! It is always nice getting to know more about the bloggers you read. I grew up in North Riverside, Illinois. My family is all spread apart now which I don’t like one bit!

    • Cathy Kennedy


      Thanks for popping by for a visit. Unfortunately, you did not leave a crumb for me to follow you back to your blog. Hopefully, you’ll see this and let me know how I might find you. Illinois is a bit too cold for this gal. lol I don’t do winters well as it is so if putting me in a northern climate would be awful. I’m fragile. 😀 Have a good day!

  • Birgit

    I am from Canada, rated the 2nd best in the world to live in and I agree with that assessment. I live in St. Catharines, Ontario but grew up in the Wainfleet Township. My parents owned a sawmill and it was fun to grow up there. My mom just passed away last Monday and she was my rock! My mom and others said I am like my dad and I agree with that assessment. My parents instilled in me courage, caring, and a love of books. My dad was taken out of school after grade 4 but he was an avid reader. His favourite set of books are the ones written by Winston Churchill and I have these.

    • Cathy Kennedy


      If I ever moved to another country, I think Canada would be my choice. I don’t think I’d be too happy about the winters there, though. lol Again, I’m sorry for your loss. I know your heart and emotions are still really raw right now but keep her memories alive and that will speed the healing. Your folks were amazing people. That’s really impressive that your dad was an avid reader. I bet he was a smart as a tack, too. Winston Churchill was a fine man. Thanks for sharing your responses with me today.

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