Saturday, December 20, 2014

Threw a cap

I now whistle when I talk, and my "F's" aren't fully formed. No, I haven't been drinking, but I did lose a cap from a front tooth. When I smiled in the mirror to check the damage, I looked like one of those guys from the movie Deliverance. I even thought I heard banjos.

Yes, it's less than a week before Christmas and things weren't quite hectic enough so I thought I'd throw a cap.

I was tickling my great nephew Jordan, who was spending a few hours with us while his grandpa worked.  He didn't bump me or anything, so I'm not really sure why my cap decided to pop out, but it did.

There's no telling how old the crown is, but I think Reagan was in the White House when I got it.

Jordan saw my reaction when the tooth came out and was alarmed. He's a tender-hearted kid and thought he'd done something to cause it, but when I told him he hadn't he was relieved.

He spied the broken cap on the floor under my chair and scooped it up gingerly.

When he realize I wasn't hurt, or that I wasn't upset, he got a huge grin on his face, and started singing, "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth."

I howled in mock fury. He squealed with laughter and the chase was on.

I'll probably have to knock off a liquor store to pay for getting it repaired, but I think money is only valuable when it's in motion.

Jordan climbing the magic tree.


  1. Things like this always happen at the worst possible least you weren't traveling. As my father used to say, it could always be worse...hope you are able to get it fixed promptly, so you can enjoy your holiday celebrations.

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  3. I keep thinking when is a good time? (smile) Now if it wasn't so far to the Dominican Republic or Mexico............. I did get some good work done across from El Paso last year.
    Jordon is a great kid, it is good to know someone who is soft hearted. SWEET!
    Hopefully the repair won't be as much as the whole enchilada.
    (I must get a proof reader for even the simple words) Sorry.

  4. Oh dang! Oh well, what's that saying about not crying over spilt milk? Wish I'd thought of that when my youngest granddaughter knocked out her front tooth (the 'adult' one, to boot) and not knowing it should be preserved in milk, went looking for a cup of ice. (As the kids say, 'epic fail'!)
    Jordan's got a great sense of humor, thinking to start singing that that song!

  5. The things people will do to get a nephew to laugh!

  6. Jordan sounds like a good kid, I can just see him breaking into All I want for Christmas for a good laugh, yes things like this always happen at the worst time but looks like you made the best of it.

  7. There is never a good time to lose a cap on your tooth... I hope it can be fixed relatively easy... Have a great day Rick ;)

  8. Sorry about you loosing your crown but I think you deserve a bigger one for being such an nice uncle to Jordan.

    Sorry I haven't been around much lately. My cup runeth over and I've been running out of time and jut can't seem to get to visit every blog like I'm used to.

    I'm doing my best to catch up and I'll try to post asap.



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