Hi, Robyn.

I’m going to have to summon my courage again (and maybe borrow someone’s cape) for when my youngest flies home in a couple weeks. I’m terrified about her catching COVID and/or bringing it home with her, and then I have to let her fly back to Philly. I have been extremely careful due to some underlying health issues so having her come here is going to fry my every last nerve. And I cannot forget her own health issues, too. How many trips did I take to Children’s Hospital with her in the middle of the night when she was a baby/toddler/child? So many.

Funny thing about my last name — I married into it. My maiden name is Swedish and nobody could spell it so I went in search of someone whose last name would be easier. Bad news for me — people can’t spell so I’m out of luck until I can marry a Mr. White or Mr. Smith. And even then, maybe nobody will spell it correctly.

Another funny thing is that my dad’s sister’s first husband had the last name of Nichols so my first cousin and I have the same last name. Lol.

I love the name Catherine. It does sound like someone who won’t take any crap from anyone. It sounds like your grandma did a good job making all the rest of us Catherines look good.

Far more interesting internally than externally. I write to quiet the voices. Deleted Facebook & Twitter thereby immediately quieting 1000’s of voices.

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