Katharine LeGarde Beckwith new arrivalI WAS BORN: Aug. 29, 2012, in St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth.
Katharine LeGarde Beckwith
I WAS BORN: Aug. 29, 2012, in St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth.
MY PARENTS ARE: Laurie Menz and Erik Beckwith of Saginaw.
MY BROTHER IS: Benjamin, 7.
MY GRANDPARENTS ARE: Rick and Sue Menz of Duluth and Doug and Ruth Beckwith of Saginaw.
MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS ARE: Jerry and Pat Le-Garde and Marion Menz, all of Duluth; Charles Beckwith of Mesa, Ariz.; Lois Bellows of Brookings, S.D.; and the late Richard Menz, Marilyn Beckwith and Richard Bellows.
MY PARENTS CHOSE THIS NAME BECAUSE: Mom always loved the name “Kate” and it was the only one they could agree on. LeGarde is after Grandpa Big Jer and Grandma Pat, and is also Grandma Susie’s maiden name.
PARENTS’ WISH OR ADVICE: Respect yourself. Laugh even if no one else gets the joke. Don’t underestimate what you can accomplish and never be afraid to assert yourself.
SOMETHING SPECIAL: You were born on your brother Ben’s seventh birthday. When you first heard his voice you recognized it and lit up. He calls you “Katie Bug.”