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

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