And just to sum up and clarify, I sent David an email clarifying that my wife wants a "sticky" post at the top of each category, an intro explanation of what is in each category. But she also need s an "Intro" sticky on the front page which in my case is "About This Site" ( cat=7 ) so that cat sticky needs to be sticky in 2 places. So that is what he was specifically addressing.
Maybe my type of questions represent a segment of potential WP users that are not Uber Geek, nor programmers, but are nonetheless interested in WP as an easy to implement, easy to adapt CMS solution. The rule of thumb being K.I.S.S "Keep It Simple Solution". Like the anecdote about (some) women and cars, they could give a hoot about automobile technical specs, they just want to know where to put the gas and the key.
I'm trying to find the means to make her a site that works within the default behavior of WP as much as possible. She has no clue about 'blogging' and probably never will, and I have no php skills. Nonetheless, I see WP as an easy CMS and so am trying to wrap my head around it from her "static-pages-type-site" perception to make it easy for her to continually add content and not feel like she has a heavy learning curve (which would result in her not doing it if she had to learn about static page integration, my-hacks file, etc. LOL)
So please be patient with folks like myself, and thank you David for taking the time to be specific, that is the type of explanation I (and many others I'm sure) am seeking. Now where do I put that? In the wp-blog-header? (I have already implemented the original "sticky post hack" successfully.) Thanks.