Cathy the comic strip: My 3rd grade bestie

When I was in the 3rd grade my daily go to reads involved a lot of comic strips reading. I looked forward in getting the Washington Post delivered to my house so I can feel like a sophisticated 30 year old in an 12 year old body. I would be the first person every morning in my house to grab the Style section and open it up to the back of that section just to look at the comics. One of my favorite ones to read was the Cathy comics. She literally became my best friend during that time because I felt like I could relate to her.

Not that I necessarily understood the tongue and cheek humor of Cathy. But I did admire the fact that this particular comic strip revolved around a woman and not a animal, or floating head or a guy with a horn helmet.

The Cathy comic strip was made by Cathy Guisewite and it was a reflection of her life while she was single. Her struggles in the comic strip was so relatable especially to me now re reading some of the comic strips. Things just was work, love, family and just basic living your life. Her comic strip has a humorous and refine way to showcase it. The comic strip ran from 1976-2010.

Cathy Guisewite

Some of my favorite Cathy comic strips’ involved a super cute dog named Electra. Who is a rescue dog from a shelter:

Her boyfriend Irving. Who later turn husband on February 5, 2005:

Cathy’s Mother Anne. Who always had marriage on her mind. Especially when it came to her daughter and when she was finally going to get married:

As a child reading the Cathy strips it left an impression on mind. Particularly when I got older and I started reading some of the strips over again. That Cathy with all of her insecurities was never ashamed of admitting she had them. Which made me feel better about myself because we all have insecurities about ourselves. If you treat them head on and say them out in the open they don’t feel as scary anymore.

For those on social media. Cathy Guisewite does have an instagram and the information for that is below:


Until Next time!!!

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