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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flash Those Pearly Whites!

I love going to the dentist!  The reasons are simple:
1.  She's REALLY good!
2.  We can carry on a conversation and she can understand me even when my mouth is full of stuff -- like her hands.
3.   The Marine Recruiting Center is on the next floor up. :)  Semper Fi Guys!!!
4.  You don't have to take off your clothes.  (Unless you really want to, I guess).
5.  You never get weighed.

Today I not only left with a clean smile, but with two really sad-looking orchids.  (No photos, yet -- they're in critical condition).  There were four of them in her office.  I pronounced two of them DOA and brought the other two home.  It'll be touch and go, but I'll keep you posted.

12 comments:

George said...

Those are five good reasons for going to the dentist. A few of them could even apply to me!
I hope you can work your magic on those two orchids.

Snappy Di said...

I really dislike going to the dentist but do like the clean and shiny teeth I get from my visits.

Too bad about the orchids. May they R.I.P.

Di

Linda Reeder said...

I still don't love going to the dentist, but those are pretty good reasons.

Happyone :-) said...

I have a great dentist too and always bring him chocolate chip cookies.

Purple Flowers said...

I like my Dentist too, and also the Hygentist. She's gentle and that makes all the difference. I just went to see her yesterday.

I also love orchids. They're so simple and elegant. Good Luck w/them. I'm certain you will bring them back to life.

Jules said...

I love it that you are now the "Orchid Rescue'er!"

Linda said...

Oh my, soon people will be saying "here comes the orchid lady," and rush out to give you thir orchids that have stopped blooming and need a home.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Like your 5 reasons. Good luck with the orchids.

Gilly said...

My dentis is fine - its the hygienist I don't like. Miss Brutal, I call her. Never smiles, never speaks except to tell me off for something or others, and oh my! does she hack around with her little pick!!

Hope orchids live - I'm sure they will with your tender care.

Bilbo said...

I have a very good dentist, but an even better dental hygenist. She convinced me to floss better by pointing out that if I didn't, the buildup of plaque on my teeth would throw off the balance of my head and negatively affect my ballroom dancing. At my age, everything helps...

Cheryl said...

I don't mind going to the dentist. So many do. Cool about the orchids. Do you have a good place for them to grow? You might have found a new calling :)

Cobalt Violet said...

You are cracking me up! I will try to remember these when I go to the dentist on Monday! Fillings. eek.

Have a great weekend! Hope you can stay cool!