Happy Birthday Ona Banona! To the woman who has 9 lives, I wish you a very happy fulfilled lovely birthday! If you don't already know this about my mom, the universe has thoroughly tested her ability to be on this planet... from getting hit head-on by a motorcycle going 40 mph (while 8 months pregnant), to asphyxiation in a house that was burning down (ok, it was a silo being used as a house), to being sprayed with pesticides when she was working on an avocado farm, to falling off of the roof of another house when she was a teenager, to surviving domestic violence... she has seen it all and on this day I celebrate her life. You are a strong, inspring, hilarious woman. Cheers to you!