“Kathy and the Cats” or The Power of Praise

Here’s one of my very first blog posts. It makes me smile.

Praying for Eyebrowz

I remember when I first wanted to be a writer. I was a second grader in Mrs. Gregory’s class at R.C. Andrews Elementary in Floydada, Texas. The class was assigned the task of writing a story based on a series of pictures. Those pictures remain imprinted on my mind:

Frame 1: a little blonde girl stands on her porch looking at a kitten
Frame 2: the little girl gives the kitten a bowl of milk
Frame 3: more kittens come to the porch
Frame 4: the little girl gets more milk
Frame 5: more kittens are on the porch
Frame 6: the girl’s hands are in the air and she looks distressed

Mom saved the story and every so often I find it tucked away in the pages of an old scrapbook. I must have just become familiar with the idea of using a period because they are everywhere, especially…

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Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

2 thoughts on ““Kathy and the Cats” or The Power of Praise”

  1. Love how “fixing to” was used in the story. I grew up saying things like “I’m fixing to go to the store” or I’m fixing to go to bed” and did not realize until I was an adult in my mid 20’s that someone would not understand what I was saying. We had been transferred to Connecticut for six months and I told a new friend I had made that I was “fixing to go play tennis” and long story short, they honestly did not know what I meant. I never actually saw it in writing until reading your post! Thanks for the laugh!

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    1. I think I was 30 when I had a similar incident with the word. We’d moved to North Dakota and everyone thought “fixing to” was the funniest thing they’d ever heard.


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