Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Day 108 - Vilate

She had served and protected others side by side with the authorities of many organizations when she recovered Alola's light from Necrozma. She had solved the mystery of Lillie's Pokémon and worked with it to tear a hole into the mysterious Ultra Space. And she was the premier Pokémon League Champion in Alola. Vilate had three clear goals when she set out on her Pokémon adventure, and she has completed all three. She was well on the path to being a fantastic Pokémon Detective!

The real Vilate is the same person as the real Nina. I did not have time to write about her after playing Pokémon Sun though so I am here to rectify that. Nina Vilate was my maternal Great Grandmother. I met her a few times in my youth, but I mostly just remember her seeming very old. It was fun to visit her home in Kanosh, Utah; however, I never spent much time with her when we were there.

Nina was born in 1911 and passed away in 2008. Her father was Russell, who drowned when she was young which means she largely grew up without a father. As far as I know she was the first person in her family to attend college, attending LDS Business College in 1930. Also in 1930 she married Mark. Nina often volunteered with 4 H teaching young girls to sew and to cook. She was a a very active woman and her favorite hobby was to work in her yard. She even mowed her own lawn until she could not anymore at 90 years old. The other hobby she was passionate about was needlework, and she was well known by the community for her beautiful quilts. She also loved to read. I am grateful to have been able to meet this wonderful woman!

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