Most of my life I have been ashamed of my sharp incisors. Most pictures of me you will see a strained smile as I tried to hide my teeth. Recently several students have asked if I had vampire teeth. As a reward for myself having oral surgery I asked my dentist to file my incisors. Today he completed the job and handed me a mirror. I squealed with delight almost scaring my dentist. We both asked why he hadn't done it for me 30 years ago...he has been my dentist that long! You should see my teeth in pictures from now on, It will take me awhile to train myself to smile again.
How you might ask have I gone over 10 years without a wadder? Some may even wonder what is a "wadder?" For sewists all around the world have been producing them for centuries yet I've failed to produce one for a decade. How could I neglect "wadders" for that long? The answer is neglect. The answer lies in laziness and compliance. I've rarely ventured to this land of "wadders." One must face this inevitability as I did today with head held high. To my fellow "wadders" I salute you with respect and appreciation. I, too, am one of you!
Today is the day that my sister died. I reflect to show my love for her. My sister Marilyn Ann Honeycutt Dempsey died on this day in 1982. It was the day after her 35th birthday. She died of a massive heart attack while getting her children ready for school that morning. That day changed us all...forever.