Friday, November 2, 2012

Budding poet, he cleaned up and true friendship

- This is a friend's daughter's broken retainer and the poem she wrote about it.  The reason for the poem is the best part and a good thing:  her orthodontist (my Saturday morning walking partner, Janice) had the young patient write about the experience.  That way her parents could get a credit/reduction on the first replacement.  Love that.

- Instead of saying "trick or treat!" when I opened the door, the one child who came by, said "Happy Halloween!" in a rousing voice.  

- Four childless adults have a book club discussion that leads to a discussion about our long friendship.  I tell them they are the kind of friends I feel I could call in the middle of the night if needed and hope they feel the same. And they do.  

Ah - the weekend!  How I love you so.  :)  I hope good things happen to you all weekend, my friends!


Fireblossom said...

It's good to have friends like that. Happy weekend, Lynn!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. is that something from the mouth .... as it's Halloween I thought they were candies of some description ..

Great idea to write about the experience .. encouragement no less ..

Weekend - yes ah! oh how I love thee ... enjoy yours .. Hilary

Riot Kitty said...

I love that line about her allowance!

Elephant's Child said...

I love the budding poet's work. Have a wonderful weekend.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I'm sure it was an expensive thing to get- nice of the Doc to give a poetry discount, how strange! Cute poem tho- The boys I went with were strangely polite too. Funny what free candy brings out in them!
Lucky you to have such good, long-term friends! Have a good week-end

Leonora said...

Great little poem! Dogs seem to have a thing for apparatus coming from people mouths. Ours chewed my husband's night guard when he left it on the bedside table.
Those are good friends indeed! We all need friends like that. : )

Granny Annie said...

What a joy it has been to go back and read your delightful post that I missed.

Love this story and poem about the retainer having reclaimed many for my own children from scraped lunch trays at school and from McDonald's dumpsters.

Do you think the child had been told to say Happy Halloween instead of Trick or Treat?

I have certainly learned the importance of friends this week myself:)

Ileana said...

That poem is genius. :)

Have a wonderful week, amiga!

G. B. Miller said...

What cool poem!

Lynn said...

FB -

Happy weekend to you, too!

Hilary -

Yes - it's to reinforce the straightening of teeth after braces. The dog must have thought they were candies, too.

Riot Kitty -

Me, too. :)

The Elephant's Child -

Hope your weekend has been good.

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I think it's kind of creative of her to require that. It probably gives the kids a little more ownership of something pricey.

Happy weekend!

Leonora -

Dogs just zero on on the expensive things, seems like.

Granny Annie -

I do think his mom probably likes the more benevolent "Happy Halloween." :)

Yes - we are good friends here in the blogging community - we were so alarmed to find out that happened to you. I'm glad you are home, safe and sound.

Scarlet -

I think so, too.

G -

Absolutely. :)

Sparkling Red said...

So is that bad doggy on the Dog Shaming site now? ;-)

Lynn said...

Sparkling Red -

I'll have to have a look at that dog shaming site. :)

Betty Manousos said...

hi lynn, i have always said if you have one or two true friends in lifetime you are lucky...real friends are rare nowadays.

cool poem, i like it:)

hope you had a wonderful weekend~

big hugs!

Lynn said...

Betty -

Real friends are indeed hard to come by - I have some really good ones and feel so lucky for that.

Big hugs to you!

Louvregirl said...

Love love kids writing! Good post. :-) A budding poet!

Jannie Funster said...

Who needs kids when you got book club friends?? :) And those kind are not near as pricey as offspring. :) :)

Oh gosh on the retainer -- but ultra-cute poem!! Reminds me of something Kelly would write.


LL Cool Joe said...

I'm glad you have friends like that. Not everyone does!

I've seen my share of broken retainers over the years. What a pain in the butt they can be too. :D