coffee toastMy grandfather used to eat toast dipped in tea for breakfast. He had no teeth.

Today I dipped my buttered toast in coffee. I have all my teeth.

Speaking of my grandfather, who’s dead but was a memorable character:
– He had no teeth and didn’t wear dentures.
– He was missing 3 or 4 fingers.
– He often ate food straight from the can, unheated.
– He used to work in the lumber industry in the middle of Newfoundland, which accounts for his missing fingers and liking of cold food.
– His remaining fingers were stained puke yellow from smoking all his life, but he stopped cold-turkey a few years before he died.
– He could drink a bottle of beer in one swig.
– He was a phenomenal spoon player (from what I remember as a kid).
– He wore 1-piece long johns (union suit) as underwear – the kind that cover you from the neck down to your ankles and had a flap covering your ass.
– He was incredibly strong.

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  1. mine dipped bread in bacon grease….and ate with gusto

    had all of his digits…coal mining…but spotty lungs

    since dad was a denturist in the military and had a booming sideline business at home all my relatives had dentures or partials or whatever…and there was never a meal or gathering where someone did not choke gag or spew out some form of dental appliance

    the rest pretty much similar….

  2. Mine dipped his biscuits in coffee then ate a bite of fresh sliced onion. He ate onions 3 times a day.

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