The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3523052
Posted By: Rapparee
05-Jun-13 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
It's the result of an accumulation of dental problems.
1959: I'm riding a bicycle down the newly blacktopped street two blocks from home. In a characteristic moment of jealousy of my good looks, my youngest brother grabs the handlebars and sends me as a faceplant into the asphalt. My two front teeth hit first, breaking my fall and saving my face from disfigurement, but one breaks off at the gum line and the other has half of it cracked off. I pick them up and take them to my mother, who isn't pleased because a) company is visiting and she didn't care to have a tooth and a half-tooth given to her and, b) I was to start High School the next Tuesday (it was the Saturday before Labor Day).
1959-1968: Any number of visits to the dentist for that and other things.
1968: Army dentist pulls wrong tooth.
1969: Out of Army, VA comes through to provide partial plate and do some other things that needed doing.
and so on.
So, I'm getting all of that fixed. I'll be able to play the trumpet at least as good as Doc Watson ever did.
But lemme tell ya, the hydrocodone, like, man, it's you know, like wow...and kills the pain. You let me find you abusing it and I'll plant my size 11.5s so far up your butt you'll be able to bite my toenails. Abusing medications greatly annoys me.