Not on April Fool’s Day!

My mother said her mother refused to have her baby on the first of April; there would be no April Fool’s baby for her! Mom’s April second birth certificate does not prove or disprove this story, but it does provide a couple other interesting tidbits. Like many other babies of her time, Mom was born…

Good Teeth Gone Bad

She thought her dentures were looking a bit dingy. So she soaked them overnight. In bleach. In the morning, those artificial teeth were white alright. And so were the artificial gums. So she painted the gums with Mercurochrome. My dad remembered this [anonymous] aunt’s teeth as downright frightening. I can see why.