By the time Viola married, it would be safe to say she was in no hurry to have children, but her practiced and natural need to raise and nurture was not wasted. She became a Violacea Horticulturist.
Although, not formally educated, she was well known in a Violacea Research Study for her contributions in the search for a safe and effective medication for EPP. Her interest was two fold in the study known as the Violet Petal Study. First, she was the propagator of the primary African Violet used in the study, and secondly, she was barren.
By the time Viola and her husband decided to have children, she was unable to conceive due to severe endometriosis. Thus, the interest and participation in the study of violet petals in the medical and pharmaceutical research field.
Viola loved children and wanted one to raise as her own, and a niece would do fine. So one summer while visiting Vi's Violet Veranda on vacation, Vi and Vern made my folks...parents of four...a generous offer to keep forever my mouthy Second Sibling Sister.
I voted Yay...Mom and Dad said Nay, but let her stay a couple of weeks with them.
Best I remember, Aunt Vi was more than glad for her to remain my SecondSiblingSister ....instead becoming my SiblingSisterCousin. Something about...with the 'mouthpiece' around, there wasn't any need to turn on the radio, and getting a word in edgewise was like having a conversation with the six o'clock news caster.
So Aunt Viola and Uncle Vern's front porch went back to being
"The Quiet Violet Veranda"