Sunday, August 12, 2018


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Verneida Iva Britton holds an ice cream cone as she celebrates her 80th birthday on Tybee Beach, Georgia. Photo by Debbie Caldwell-Britton-Crum-Smith
Eighty years ago this week, Ernest's mom was born, and what did she want to do to celebrate? She wanted to spend a week at Tybee Beach, Georgia, and that's where we took her! The Book of Ephesians 6:1-4 reminds us to "Honor your father and mother," and in January, we began giving her 12-months of birthday parties on the 7th day of each month. Celebrations have included a picnic along the Ohio River and a performance by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. Born on August 7, 1938, in Xenia, Ohio, today Ms. Verneida Iva Britton is a museum docent, a black art collector, and a writer, and she's our best news of the week!

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August 7, 2018 marks eight 80th birthday parties down, and four to go!