Friday, May 14, 2010

A Day in the Big Town, Involving Fresh Oranges and Wisdom Teeth

Today the 18-year-old boy had his wisdom teeth removed as part of his medical preparation to go on a two-year mission for our church. And it just so happens that I am fortunate enough to be married to the nephew of a man who runs a charitable clinic here in Mexico in which doctors from the states donate their skills to help those who can't afford medical care. Plus, this particular dentist also happens to do dental work on pre-missionaries at no charge. Thus, my son was able to enjoy the services of a skilled professional and we were so grateful.

Here is my husband's uncle and his son...

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Among the patients who attend this clinic are the Mennonites. They are an group of people similar to the Amish, and our Mormon community and theirs enjoy warm relations...

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While the 18-year-old boy was getting his teeth removed, John, the 3-year-old boy, the infant, and I went to get the infants birth certificate, but not before I saw the fresh-squeezed orange juice guy and had to get something to drink during our wait...

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I asked him if he had ice to put into my drink and he said no, but that the oranges were very cold...

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He was right. The juice was cool and refreshing...

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...but most of it went to the 3-year-old boy...

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Which is okay.

That's one of the things I love about living in Mexico. There is the fresh-squeezed orange juice man, the orange and honey man, the chili and fruit lady, the fish man, the nut ladies, the sunglasses men, the pineapple and lime people, and the burrito men. It probably has to do with the fact that there are very few health license regulations, but I'm not complaining.

While we waited for the infants birth certificate, I saw a guy wearing really cool boots and I had to take a picture...

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I also saw some very pretty flowers growing up a wrought iron fence on the sidewalk...

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And this was all before 10:30 AM.

Just so you know, the 18-year boy is doing great, hardly swollen, thanks to advice given by my sister-in-law to put ice on his jaws immediately after the surgery and keep it on during the drive home. Just a tip for the next time your kid has to get his wisdom teeth pulled.

Thanks for listening.


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6 comments:

Melinda said...

Your husbands uncle and his son happen to be some of my favorite people...LOL

That orange juice looked so yummy!

I hope you boy heals quickly.

Excited to see you soon. Hopefully you are there when we go down for weddding....Take Care

laurice romney. said...

Looking at the picture of the juice made me crave it...so yummy.

Glad the teeth went well. I'm a big fan of the ice secret also.

NatureGirl said...

Thanks! I actually Do have one getting those pesky teeth out soon!

C said...

Oooooh, your husband's uncle's son is HOT!

And Melinda, I agree, lol!

Love ya, my huband's dad's brother's son's wife!!!!! Can't wait to see you for the wedding!

Christy

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Haha, C, you crack me up! Can't wait to see you and Melinda, too!

Kristin said...

Mexico does have a lot of charm, huh?