LETTER: Tooth found at Summerland Aquatic Centre

One day a patron of our Aquatic Centre came complaining that a child’s tooth was lying on the floor

Dear Editor:

Lynn Ellis has taught exercise classes and swimming lessons in Summerland for many years. Not only did she bring expertise, but she also regaled us with humorous stories that often sent us home laughing.

We’ll miss her when she moves to Grand Forks after the end of March.

This is one of Lynn’s stories that she told us after Christmas.

I listened attentively because I had just returned from a Christmas holiday with my grandsons.

One had lost a tooth, and you bet, he jubilantly placed it under his pillow so that the “Tooth Fairy” would deliver a coin.

Lynn said that one day a patron of our Aquatic Centre came complaining that a child’s tooth was lying on the change room floor.

The patron said that the tooth looked “disgusting,” small and white with a bloody bottom.

Lynn went to the scene of the tooth. Sure enough. There it was, and it looked gruesome! Since the staff tries hard to keep the premises clean, Lynn quickly rushed to get a bottle of Clorox and a rag to clean up the mess.

But what happened when she poured the Clorox onto the tooth? It turned pink!

Huh! What’s this? wondered Lynn as she picked up the small tooth and sniffed it: a chip of Christmas candy cane that truly resembled a child’s tooth.

We all left Lynn’s class with big smiles.

Marilyn Hansen

Summerland

Just Posted

Summerland Museum asks for World War I artifacts

Upcoming exhibit will examine end of war and effects on Summerland soldiers

Canadian concert series returns to Oliver winery

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards announced the return of its Canadian Concert Series for 2018

Cleaning up the highway

Members of Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive picked up garbage along Highway 97 in Trout Creek.

Summerland students to hold fair trade fair

One-day event will be held on May 27 in Memorial Park

‘N’ driver in McLaren caught going 70 km/hr in playground zone

Vancouver police said the driver was fined $368 and the luxury car impounded for seven days

Dr. LipJob ordered to stop doing botox and other medical procedures

Rajdeep Kaur Khakh ordered to stop unlawful practice of medicine

B.C. to prevent for-profit blood, plasma collection

Voluntary Blood Donations Act would make it illegal to pay for blood, plasma donations

Fire destroys historic house at Hilltop Gardens near Spences Bridge

Spences Bridge firefighters responded to the blaze, but were unable to save the house

Bill Cosby guilty in sexual assault case

Comedian convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

B.C. legislates recreational marijuana sales

Age limit 19, province retains wholesale cannabis monopoly

COLUMN: Stanley Cup playoff second-round predictions

Sidney Crosby and the Penguins continue their quest for their third straight Stanley Cup

B.C. seeks court ruling on new pipeline regulations

Province wants to require permits for any new bitumen transport

Most Read