Descriptive Essay About My Family

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I’d be lying if I said I never wished for a different name. I have been made fun of plenty of times for my name, Catty. But also on the other hand people have told that they think it’s cool they have a friend named Catty! My parents were going to name me Josephina and personally I love that name. But, my grandma did not like it, so they stuck with Catherine (Catty)-- and that’s how my name came to be!
As far as my name goes, it’s nothing out of the ordinary. I was named after my great grandmother, Catherine. Catherine means pure and clear. Although I don’t go by Catherine, same as my real name my nickname was named after my great grandmother, Catty. My last name is Geyer, and some cool facts about it is, the way it formed was guy + greedy man = Geyer. They took the ‘U” out of guy and replaced it with an “E” from greedy to make Geyer. Geyer is 97% German, and Ohio has the most family’s with the last name Geyer.
I’ve been to many places so far in my life, almost 20 states to be exact but still my favorite place in the world is only 15 minutes away from my door step . . . the swimming pool! I am there everyday from 3:30 to 6:00pm, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else at that time of the day. I also naturally just love the smell of chlorine and the fog that grows over the pool early in the morning and starting off your day by jumping into a freezing cold pool. I love getting to see my best friends at swim practice, and talking to my coaching and laughing at the hard practice

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