Felix and the Birthday Girl

On Sunday I turned the big 50. I had a dear high school friend drive in from Destin and thought I should take them to Centre St. to show off our quaint lovely town.

Felix on Centre Street

Felix on Centre Street

Some of you may have read on SearchAmelia the lovely tribute on World Animal Day and wishing me happy birthday. I just wanted to add a little something for the occasion. First of all, thanks to Search Amelia for taking the time to recognize our cherished animals and my birthday. On Sunday I turned the big 50. I had a dear high school friend drive in from Destin and thought I should take them to Centre St. to show off our quaint lovely town.

As soon as we parked, I saw Felix (Jones) and told them quickly about him. I wanted them to meet him, so we jumped out of the car and called out to him. As always, he was happy to see to some friends (as we all are considered this). We chatted a bit, I gave him some money towards his scholarship fund in exchange for a delicious smelling pineapple, then I asked him if he could play something for my birthday. Always accommodating, he played, “You Are My Sunshine”. Now that just happens to be one of my favorite songs which I sang every night to my “baby girl”, who is now a young woman and recently got married. So it made me a bit misty eyed. (How time flies!)

I gave him a big ole kiss on the cheek and thanked him. He would not let me go without accepting a delectable mango for my birthday. I actually tried to decline but he would not hear of it. What a beautiful generous spirit he has…

At my birthday party, with all my wonderful friends, I felt inclined to share the story. Of course the feelings were mutual, in knowing, what a sweetheart Felix is. So, thank you Felix for making my birthday extra special and for adding one more lovely memory for me to store away. Oh, and the mango and pineapple were beyond yummy.

Bits and pieces of life are what matter and mean the most. At least to me they do.

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