Happy Birthday Mother. Her name Vinia (pronounced VI-NA) was forever being mispronounced and misspelled. My big sis was named after Mother and has the very same problems.
Dad and lots of folks called her Vi-nee.
Mother was the first born to Pa and Grandma Christian. She was a tom boy growing up in Smith County just like I was. If asked about religion, she would say she believed in God but never would you hear her say she was a christian. She lived and acted as one and people knew that she was a really good person. The first thing she would ask anyone when they arrived at her home was "Have you eaten?" or could she get you something to drink. By her actions and faith, I learned a lot and try to incorporate them into my life.
Thank you, Mother.
The kitty justice if your Mother is still alive, please call or visit her and if not, stop and have one good memory of her before you head along your way.
Peace to Y'all.