Monday, May 6, 2013

Powerful Katrinka

At various points in time, Gram referred to the ladies in the family as Powerful Katrinka.

The Powerful Katrinka was a strong woman in the Toonerville Folks comic strip, so Gram called people Powerful Katrinka after a feat of strength. Mom would open a pickle jar Gram was struggling with, and that made her Powerful Katrinka. My sister would lift a box, and she was Powerful Katrinka.

I do not remember Gram bestowing the moniker on my two female cousins, but I am sure she did, especially the younger one. She was tough, with her patented wrestling move "The Atomic Sit," in which she would flop her 2- or 3-year-old self down on her brothers.

I wish Gram had seen the Powerful Katrinka on display a few days ago. Still a little stunned frankly.

I was headed inside when one side ran off the sidewalk and got stuck in gravel, just spinning. My 9-year-old niece saw this and before I could say, Go get your dad, she grabbed the back of my chair and started pulling.

I started reversing the chair to match her tugs, and darned if she didn't pull me free!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

so awesome. it's the hockey!
metc

Anonymous said...

time to get K a Wonder Woman outfit.
sdt

Matt Trott said...

ha

Anonymous said...

Can't believe this! Because of our upper body strength, all the generations of women in my family are tagged "Powerful Katrinka" too. I never knew what that really meant until now. So funny!

Matt Trott said...

Awesome!

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