My first name of Catherine is after my dad's grandmother on his mother's side.
This is her at her 100th birthday party. Yep that's right she lived to be over 100 years old which means I got to meet her and attend her party. I am not in the picture but I am sure my cousins are thanking me for posting this picture of them in lovely late 80's children's fashions. She is my only great-grandparent that I got to meet and I can only hope that my children will be fortunate enough to meet one of their great-grandparents too.
My middle name is Lacey which was the maiden name of my grandmother on my mom's side.
I love this picture of my mom, her parents and her siblings. Doesn't my grandmother look so elegant in that dress. I don't know how it got saved but the dress my grandmother is wearing in this picture is hanging in my closet today. I don't wear it very often but every once in a while I have an occasion to bring out this dress and I feel glamourous every time I do. My grandmother died when I was about two but I think she is where I got my love of fashion from.