Lit birthday candles that spell out "birthday."
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I know what it is to be a Street Sense vendor. It has saved me in many ways. I just turned 65 years of age and enjoyed my birthday and Father’s Day by taking my grandchildren to breakfast at their favorite McDonald’s for pancakes, eggs, milk and orange juice.

Afterwards we had a wonderful time attending church for morning worship. I firmly believe that the family that prays together has a better chance of staying together. Children need God in their life so they can learn how to love and respect themselves and others, to treat others the way they want to be treated.

After church, we went to a park for play time. We played softball, kick ball and cards. By that time, I was getting tired. Age has a way of catching up with you! We decided that if we went to a movie, I could sit down for a while, but I fell asleep and missed most of the movie!

Before we left the movie theater my 10-year-old granddaughter wanted to read us a story, and when she was done, it was time to eat again! We went back to the house to eat and had sodas and ice cream and a cake my wife bought for my birthday.

At the end of the day, they all expressed how much fun we had and decided to meet again real soon, as being a family is important and we should never take it for granted.

Enjoy your family now, because when they are gone it’s too late. Peace, love and happiness to each and every one of you.

PS — Thanks for your support!