Category: Author: Julie
I came across this picture and couldn’t help but to laugh! My dad has false teeth, and when we were kids, he would sometimes joke around with us and pretend his teeth fell out. Well, the joke was on him when he actually DID lose his teeth!
It was a while ago, but my mom and dad were on vacation in Myrtle Beach. My dad was wading in the ocean when a large wave started rolling in. It caught him by surprise, and just as he began to yell “watch out” to my mom, his dentures projected out of his mouth into the ocean. He tried frantically to catch them as they quickly floated along with the wave, then drifted out into the sea. After searching along the shore for a few hours, he came to the realization that he would never see those teeth again. We used to tease him that he should take up deep sea fishing and perhaps catch a fish with a nice pair of chompers!
Thankfully, even though dental websites were not popular, my dad was able to find an emergency dentist in the area. He was able to make him a new set of dentures that same day so my dad could enjoy the rest of his vacation.