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  •  Dental care is such a big one. My teeth are in (6+ / 0-)

    good shape now as far as care goes, but they are crooked and not the nice straight standard that is so often seen now, because when I was kid "braces" were an expensive luxury for the girls who wore Frye boots and had horse-riding lessons. Just not something we put on the list...
          So I have recently been explaining to my 5-year-old granddaughter that Grammy's teeth are "old" teeth and that that's why she and her brother & sister go to the dentist...Smile! My daughter, their mother, has beautiful teeth, after 3 years of orthodontics when she was young, but I had to remind her to start saving now because now she can relate to what it's gonna cost them for three kids with our genetics.
         I actually had a LOT of dental care as a child, enough to make me wonder one day when I grew up if perhaps I had been used for practice by the students at the Big University where I was taken for reduced-cost care...

    •  Dental practice! (1+ / 0-)
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      Me too.  We got all our care sans novacane.  I always knew I was privileged to get dental care, good schools, summer reading and braces.  My mom made sure in many ways that we knew the rest of the world didn't have what we had and that we were very lucky.  I loved reading and I loved discussing difficult books in class.  I begged for braces because my teeth were so bad and I had to wait until I was 16 before I got them because my molars were slow to come in.

      Everyone! Arms akimbo!

      by tobendaro on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 03:59:48 AM PDT

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