The Ottumwa Courier

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April 25, 2013

A view from the top


As some people do when at home, she evidently didn’t wear her dentures, because when she took the candy out of her mouth, out went the dentures, too. She didn’t realize they were gone until she reached home. Not wanting to expend money for new ones, she placed an ad in the Courier and had a quick reply from a man in South Ottumwa. He noticed a dog at the crossing having a time with something, and when he went to investigate, he found the dog “with a fat, sticky gumdrop stuck to its teeth, and adhering to the gumdrop, a plate of false teeth.” The teeth and owner were soon re-united, and the teeth given a “thorough cleaning.”

Sue Parrish is a retired museum director and author of the book, “Days Gone By.”

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