30 Jan 2019

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - LOST TEETH







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I found these pictures of my grandson when my computer broke down and I could safe my pictures in the last minute. Of course these photos were taken in July 3 years ago, but they brought back memories of my childhood when I lost my teeth !





His face looks like mine at this age only the female version of course. Unfortunately I have no pictures of myself as it I must have lost my teeth in 1949 or 50 and at that time parents hadn't time or cameras to take pictures of their children. It was just 4 years after the war and most of the cities had to be reconstructed;

In my school which was a kind of metal container as the school was badly damaged by the bombing of Bonn in Germany where I lived with my parents at that time. We were 80 in one class and were 3 on one bench for two, because there were not enough benches. But all that didn't matter for us children when one girl's tooth started to waggle we all were very interested and observed it every day. I was a bit jaleous because my teeth were still fix and didn't move at all. We got a lot of advices how to pull out the waggling tooth, wrapping a thread around the tooth and the other end around the door handle and then slam the door. Of course that didn't work because the thread was to thick or too thin and broke before.

Finally one day the girl arrived with the tooth in her hand very proud to be the first one ! I must have followed shortly later because my front teet started to waggle and I pulled on them and moved them to get them out. And finally I managed ! I can't remember that I have gotten something for my lost tooth, like it is the use here, when a child looses a tooth a little mouse brings something and put it under the pillow.  Now I had a smile like Frankenstein's daughter, but at least the first step was made;

When you are in a vintage age and loose the "second" range of teeth you are not proud at all but rather very upset. The dentist drama starts with taking care of tooth aches, has to drill holes, you suffer like hell and at the end you looses them all, but there is not a third range of teeth growing, this time you have to dig deep in your wallet and pay the dentist for a brand new set of artificial teeth.











15 comments:

Andrew said...

Your really do look alike, but Toby has the cleft in his chin. Fluoride in water will ensure children's adult teeth will last into their old age.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

What a great story about the loss of your first tooth! Children never change. Losing a tooth was a huge event at the school where I worked as a librarian. It was an early coming-of-age event.

Keith's Ramblings said...

It's when you get older and start losing them again I don't like!

Tamago said...

Your grandson does look a lot like you! I don't remember much about my teeth getting loose or pulling them out. But remember we were supposed to throw lower tooth over roof of the house and upper tooth into space underneath the house. Hopefully I can keep my adult teeth for a long time :-)

mamasmercantile said...

You do look alike. He looks quite cute with his missing tooth.

John Holton said...

In the US, we call the one who leaves you money for lost teeth The Tooth Fairy. Your grandson is practically the spittin' image of you...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yup, the tooth fairy here brings coins; kids put the tooth under their pillow or in a glass of water. (The tooth fairy has to stay up late until the kids are sound asleep!) (They probably get paper money by now due to inflation - I will have to ask my great-grandsons ... who now are already too old to believe in the tooth fairy anyway). I remember my dad trying that thread around the tooth and tied to a door knob, then slamming the door; ow, scary. When ours were small, neither Bill nor I liked to pull loose teeth. We just ignored them until they fell out. One of our boys swallowed one; he was upset because he wouldn't get any money (but he did; we told him the tooth fairy would understand.)

NC Sue said...

These photos made me remember what it was like to have a tooth wobbling around like mad before it finally came loose. A strange sensation.
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Loree said...

Yes, Toby does look a lot like you. I am a chicken when it comes to teeth. I hate visiting the dentist even for a check-up, which is stupid, I know.

Wendy said...

Toby is looking very grown up and he definitely looks like you. I hate visiting the dentist.

Shannon said...

What a cutie your grandson is! When my girls were little, I went all out with the tooth fairy thing! I would cover quarters in glitter and leave them under their pillow, then leave a trail of glitter from their bed to the window. They were totally convinced! So much so, that when I said something about the process in front of my oldest when she was 18, she started crying, because she still thought it was really the tooth fairy. Sigh... it's tough being a kid! ;-)

Handmade Jewelry Haven Blog said...

I remember eating a cheeseburger and my tooth came out while I was chewing. My mom made me spit it out and there it was!!
All ready for the tooth fairy!

LOL...thanks for sharing!

- Lisa

William Kendall said...

Here it is the tooth fairy.

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

he and you have cute smiles at the end.
have a great day

jabblog said...

What a lovely-looking boy - and he does look like you. Frankie has his first wobbly tooth and is longing for it to come out.