Sunday, September 21, 2008


My parents arrived on Thursday and left yesterday. They usually only stay a couple of days mainly because my father gets bored and wants to get back to the city. It's strange that lately funny things that have happened over the years have been popping into my head. I was remembering one time they were here, my father had just spent hundreds of dollars on new false teeth (uppers). He was quite proud of them I might add. So the first morning they got up and Roger had just finished in the bathroom, washing, shaving, etc. He came out and dad went in. He wasn't in there long when he came out and said he couldn't find his false teeth. Said he had left them on the bathroom window sill wrapped in a paper napkin. Mom and I went in to look sign of the teeth. I then asked Roger if he had seen dads teeth, wrapped in a paper napkin on the sill. He says that he didn't see any teeth but there was a paper napkin on the window sill and he flushed it down the toilet. Well....Dad was livid, I burst into tears, Roger tried to lighten the situation by saying that we could dig down to the septic tank, take the cover off and look for the teeth, a bad move! And, mother was in the middle of it all trying to calm everyone down. Well, my father being a rather vain man wasn't going to stay around here with no teeth in his head so he told my mother to pack her bags, he was going back to the city. Of course, now I can laugh at it but at the time it was terrible.

It was a good visit this time. Friday night we had friends in to celebrate Rogers birthday. Had a fine time although I don't think Dad heard a word that was said as he's gone quite deaf this past year and doesn't want to spend the money on a hearing aid. I think he's starting to change his mind about that now though because he realizes he's missing out on so much.

The weather has been quite nice. Leaves are changing colour and I'm looking forward to those wonderful smells that fall provides. I expect I'll be busy all this week preparing for winter. No signs of any bears as yet. Will be next month if they do decide to come around.

Bittersweet berries.

Crown Vetch.

Spider with dinner.


Carin Fuchs said...

I am sorry for your dad having lost his teeth I really am but ... LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

A belated Happy Birthday to Roger, may all his wishes come true - exept one, because I think everyone needs at least one wish (or dream) that he can look forward to to be fullfilled.

oldcrow61 said...

carin, yes, now in retrospect it's hilarious, lol. Thanks for the BD wish. What a nice thing, to keep one wish.

Tricia said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visitors OC.

"Busy all week preparing for winter" - sounds as though there's a lot to do over there with you?

Carin Fuchs said...

Sorry, I forgot to ask how your mistress is. Has she regained her equilibrioception or is her ear still infected?

Cicero Sings said...

What a hoot ... I read your Tooth story to D and he got a good belly chuckle out of it too.

The smells of fall ... yes fall really has some lovely, earthy smells!

oldcrow61 said...

carin, Freya is better than she was but not entirely normal yet. She has another week of pills and ear drops so hopefully by then she'll be all better.

Anna said...

That's funny! :)

Juli said...

(((((((((((Freya))))))))))) much strength and healing !!

Horrible and funny about your poor dads teeth. and Happy Burthday to Roger :)

Toffeeapple said...

What a giggle! Poor Dad, poor you.

Are those nightshade berries?

oldcrow61 said...

Toffeeapple, yes, they are from the nightshade family.

J said...

Your pics are always so clear.
I'm glad it's O K to laugh about the teeth now ; )