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A Tooth Story

6 Apr
teeth

teeth (Photo credit: jfraser)

It’s not the first time people have thought a member of my family was being abused.  Here’s a true story from my childhood.

My Dad worked shifts and when he was on nights my little brother would come home from primary school, wake him up, and they would wrestle for a while, as dads and sons do. 

Little brother’s baby teeth were loose and one time when he was wrestling, his two front teeth were knocked, and fell out.  Two days later we had a social worker on our doorstep.  It seems that little brother had gone into school next day and a member of staff had asked him what had happened to his teeth.  Little brother had innocently replied, ‘Oh, my Dad kicked them out.’

Mum had a hard job explaining that away.

Sorry For The Misunderstanding

6 Apr

I was surprised at the reaction to this photo yesterday, because it looks so obvious to me that it is make up, and I have a towel around me to protect my clothes. 

I promise the Hub never laid a hand on me.  I take violence against women seriously and I would never make light of it, nor stay with a man who thought it was okay to knock me about.

I was touched that you wanted reassurance.   I would never have used this photo if I thought it would be misunderstood.

If you’d like to know how I feel about attacks on women, read this post.

Joke 379

6 Apr
Sequoia sempervirens in Redwood National Park

Sequoia sempervirens in Redwood National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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If a man is in the forest, talking to himself with no woman around, is he still wrong?

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