Monday, October 16, 2017

Another Story From My Childhood

In first grade or whenever they started teaching us reading, the teacher gave us reading workbooks. We were supposed to read maybe 1 or 2 pages at a time, but being the interested person I was, I read the whole thing in one day!  The teacher was both impressed and unimpressed at the same time, sending home a note saying “Slow him down”.  Even back then I loved to read……

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

You Can’t Have It Both Ways!

NFL players who refuse to stand for the Anthem as a symbol of protest against Trump, police brutality, and racism have just as much right to express their views as white supremacists do. We here in the United States have a right to protest peacefully, you’d think a President would have some knowledge of the Constitution.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Tooth From Hell

When I was 11 or so, one night I slipped on a wet spot in our kitchen and went flying across the floor, smashing my mouth against the stove.  The impact sheared my front tooth in half, and did not look good at all.  My first visit to the dentist was to have it repaired, which was done by building it back up with ceramic.  That first repair broke due to my biting down on a gummy bear, which really pissed the dentist off.  That being fixed, all was well till one day in 1984, while I was visiting  my sister in West Virginia, when I got the mother of all toothaches. Went to a dentist under emergency circumstances, found out that same tooth was abcessed, which meant that the dentist needed to drill a hole in it to relieve pressure and drain pus. That almost killed me, since he didn’t numb it.  Because of that, I had to get a root canal.  That was more uncomfortable then painful, because by this time, the tooth was about dead.  A few years later, dentist says that tooth’s getting worn down, lets make a crown for it. That went off with no problem.  Moved here to West Va, new dentist, crown fell off a few times, the tooth was rotting off, so now I have a bridge, which wasn’t too painful, despite having to have the teeth on each side of the offending  tooth cut down.  So far so good!  The tooth had to be pulled, so it now holds a place of dishonor in an envelope on top of my dresser.