FC: Cathey Memories
1: The beginning.....
2: Joe's car when we dated 1934 Studebaker with rumble-seat
5: There is no remedy for love, but to love more. | Need a new picture here. Look for one that will go on this page!!!
6: Married ....... February 3, 1951 | j | Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church | We went to Floria for two weeks on a whopping $200. Ran short on cash the last couple days and ate bologna sandwiches. We slept in the car our last night, then drove to Charleston and borrowed $5.00 from an Allison-Erwin friend for gas to get home on.
7: Fort Jackson, SC 1953 | Our first home was a garage apartment (for $15 a month) next door to Mom & Dad. We had a tiny living area with 2 chairs, a small table with a two burner hot-plate and small fridge. There was a half-bath so we bathed at Mom's. Joe would take me to work at Bank of Commerce, and he'd go to work at Allison-Erwin. We lived there until Joe left for active duty in the Army. I moved into the upstairs bedroom "out home" awaiting the arrival of our first baby. | 1711 E. 7th Street | 1948 Black Ford Convertible
8: Vicki Jean Cathey Monday, July 26, 1954 12:04 P.M. 7 lbs. 10 ozs. 18 1/2" Charlotte Memorial Hospital | Joe was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland as Field 1st Sgt. He received a week's emergency leave when he got the call that it was "time," but Vicki had made her entrance into the world shortly before he arrived. | Christened at Camp Greene Presbyterian Church
9: five weeks old | nine months old | We lived at 6428 Virginia Ave. until October, 1954 when we joined Joe in Maryland | 1st Birthday | 399-1487 | five months old
10: Vicki was 3 months old when we flew to Maryland to be with Joe. We lived in this little house near Aberdeen Proving Grounds. I washed sheets, diapers, etc in the bathtub and hung them on the clothes line to dry....where they would sometimes freeze. Joe bought some | Virginia Beach, Md. September, 1955 | second-hand furniture from another soldier, and I made a kitchen table from a large cardboard box turned upside down & covered it with a cloth. I remember the first time I cooked spaghetti I used macaroni. Duh! Our famous chocolate pie is the recipe from a soldier friend that cooked at our house whenever he could.
11: I moved back to Moore's Park with Vicki. | When Joe returned home we moved into a duplex on Barringer Drive for a short time, then we moved into our first home awaiting the arrival of the next little Cathey | Hurricane Hazel came through Aberdeen and Joe had to return to the base, leaving me alone with Vicki. It was quite frightening. | 1951 Blue Pontiac | On March 2, 1955 Joe was transferred to Turkey on a special mission.
12: Carolyn Elizabeth Cathey October 30, 1956 3:43 a.m. 7 lbs. 15oz 20 3/4" Charlotte Memorial Hospital | We were living at 3073 Marlow Ave. Charlotte, NC Grandmother and PaPa picked up Vicki and took care of her until we were together as a family of four. | Christened at Camp Greene Presbyterian Church
13: two months old | three months old | 5 1/2 months old | 1956
14: Charleston, SC 1957-1960 | Vicki loved to get into Beth's crib | We moved to Charleston, SC when Vicki was less than three and Beth was 9 months old. 729-B Edisto Avenue | Camel-saddle stool from Turkey
15: Has loved chocolate ever since | Beth's3rd Birthday | Happy 1st Birthday
16: "My daddy" | Many fun days at Folly Beach | Beth's favorite thing to do at the beach was to fill a cola bottle with sand.
17: Snack time in the shade
18: I often times would do my ironing on the back porch and Vicki loved to pretend ironing. | Such fun washing their doll clothes | Beth drying her hair by the wall heater. | Many mornings I would find Vicki asleep curled up by the heater
19: The playhouse that PaPa and daddy built was moved to Charleston with us. | All dressed to ride, but no horse | Our mode of transportation! I would push the girls in the stroller to the bus stop, put them on the bus then ride downtown to Charleston to shop. (It wasn't easy.)
20: Helping daddy wash his 1957 Ford | Beth's 1st Birthday. Musical rocking chair from Momma & Daddy
21: In front of our home on Edisto Ave. | Loved to play "beauty parlor" with Great-UncleGeorge | Check out Vicki's shoes! | Vicki in Kindergarten
22: Charleston, SC 1958-1960
24: John's Island Presbyterian Church | Easter Egg Hunt | Folly Beach 1959 After Church | Tears! "I can't find any eggs"..... | The "Vicki Beth" built by PaPa and Daddy | Daddy's fish 'catch' with Mr. Jansson
25: Howell Avenue
26: Aunt Sally & Uncle George | Granny & Granddaddy Woods at Hampton Park Zoo 1959 | We went to the park and zoo countless week-ends
27: Daddy's girls | Hampton Park 1960
28: We were living here when we had to evacuate to N.Charleston because of Hurricane Gracie....... | I remember the one night that Vicki was sick and running a fever. We sat looking out the front two windows and saw the moon. I asked if she knew who made the moon and she said, "yes, PaPa did". | he then built a larger one a couple lots down 244 Howell Ave. | Mom's 2 door car "Nellie Belle" | 240 Howell Ave. Daddy built a small duplex
29: 1960 Dodge | Our back yard pool with sliding board! | Mom's '49 Chevy "Nellie Belle". PaPa shipped the car to Charleston on an Allison-Erwin truck. We didn't ride the bus to town anymore! One day, on our street, a little boy was hit by a car......Momma put him and his nanny in our car and we took him to the hospital. That was pretty frightening to us. (a little trivia....the front door was tied closed with a rope, but we loved that car.) | We moved from here in 1960 because Daddy was transferred back to Charlotte. We lived in Darby Acres for a couple months until we moved into our new house on Linda Lake Drive. The timing was good, before the arrival of another little Cathey in September.
30: Joseph Hutchison Cathey, lll September 2, 1960 6:24 a.m. 8 lbs 20" height Charlotte Memorial Hospital Grandmother and PaPa took care of Vicki and Beth | Christened at Hickory Grove Methodist Church
31: Hickory Grove 7207 Linda Lake Drive 537-3900 | Jody's 1st Christmas
32: Trying to get a handle on this yard work
33: loved visiting Grandmother at work
34: Jody, come down off that roof ..... | A great yard for running, playing and picnics (a lot of grass, too) | 1966
35: sandbox | sliding board & roller coaster | bikes & trike | parties & picnics | swimming pool (kinda) | jungle gym | A trampoline
36: More growing-up memories | TV - popcorn time (black & white TV) | Beth & Mike | loved playing with Barbee dolls
37: Daddy with his broken toe. | 1962 | Art time | Jody loved getting towels, sheets and clothes-pins to make a tent in his bedroom.
38: 1st day of school Vicki '60 Beth '63 | Went hunting with Dad | New Bible | Christmas Parade.... the "Three Little Pigs" brick house
39: Piano Recital day | 1963 Jody was jumping on the sidewalk while watching Vicki & Beth jump on the trampoline. Fell and broke his leg. Ouch! | Helping Dad cut grass?? | Corn, corn and more corn!
41: This is serious! | PaPa's Red Man | Did you actually let us swim in that water? | Tell Vicki to leave me alone | PaPa
44: The kids would always sneak to find their gifts, but I would have a 'code' without names so they wouldn't know whose gift was whose. | Ha! Ha!
46: Fun at PaPa's and Grandmother's 1960 | Fun at Grandmother's and PaPa's 1958 | 1960
47: Beth 1961 | Linda Lake Drive 1969
48: Ocean Isle 1961 | Where did everybody go? | The bare facts
49: 1962 | 1965
50: Ocean Isle Beach Sand Dunes
52: Wow!!! This place needs a lot of TLC | Lake Norman 1968 | Lake Norman 1968
53: It's all about teamwork! | This is the way you hold it son, happy hunting!!! | John Boat | 1970
54: Daddy | Mom & Beth | Vicki | Jody | It was here on Lake Norman that we all learned to water ski behind our 18' Glastron. We never knew who might show up for swimming, skiing and hot dogs!
55: Jody's 8th Birthday | Off to school
56: From the lake we moved to Samsbury Road in Derita. It was there that Jody had an accident on his motor bike and knocked his two front teeth loose, we rushed him to Dr. Miller in hopes of saving them (and did). | We moved to 4622 Cloverdale Ave. where we lived until Vicki, Beth and Jody flew from the nest. Phone # 536-9041
57: Vicki off to college with her bike in the trunk | The Van
58: Grandmother trying to get just one more thing into the fridge...... | Where good things happened!
62: 1st grade | 2nd grade | 3rd grade | 4th grade | 5th grade | 9th grade | 11th | 6th grade
64: 5th grade
66: 3nd grade | Jody used his 6th grade picture to make a driver's license | 4th grade | 7th grade | 2nd grade | 8th grade | 5th grade | 1st grade | Kindergarten 4 yr.old | Kindergarten 5 yr.old
68: Two things I would leave my children Roots that they may know who they are and where they came from and wings that they may know who they can be and where they can go. My goal in making this album was to share and preserve a few priceless memories of our family. I hope it brings warm memories of treasured times because you are a wonderful part of them. Remember the fun times, the challenging times and so many blessings that came from it all. From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16 With all our love Mom and Dad | December 2012