April's Real Blog

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Let's get this over with

Yeah, so Mom and Connie did launch in2 boring reminiscing abt Mom helping out Dad back in 1980. 2 save U sum time, I decided 2 dig in2 Mom's annotated foto albums, and I found the one marked "Dental pictures, 1980." You can see 'em here and here. 4 sum reason, Mom and Connie jumped rite ahead 2 talking abt the 2nd group of pics in that 2nd sequence I linked. I dunno if that means they wrapped up w/the story abt Mom and Dad heading home afterwards, w/Dad asking Mom what's 4 supper, or if they skipped around. In NE event, the 2 links I gave U oughta cover the whole flashback. I'll post again when we're all dun w/that, cuz really I M sick of this flashback shizz.

Muzition, in answer 2 yr question, I dunno if my Dad will ever fully retire.


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  • At 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ah, swell guy, your father. Let's hope that when he gets home from his convention, he remembers to wear an athletic supporter. After your mother remembers all the crap he put her through, he's gonna need it. Personally, I think he needs a good swift kick between the uprights for leaving her in such a state that she either has to go out with Connie or stay home, but that's just me.

  • At 6:02 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    dc2, i don't think my mom is gonna kick my dad, but she'll prolly yell @ him. really loud.


  • At 9:01 PM, Anonymous michael patterson said…


    Formerly little sis. I can see how this might be confusing. Connie Poirier was talking about when Mom assisted Dad “when he first started his practice”. But you can tell from the first group of pictures in your first sequence, Mom actually assisted Dad when he was just out of dental school, which was not when he first started his practice, since he worked for another dentist in Milborough before he bought his practice. Of course, at this time, Connie was busy with drugs, sex, alcohol, and getting pregnant in Ecuador; so how would she know?

    As for why the reminiscence started with the 2nd group of pictures in that 2nd sequence you linked, it is a story that features dad’s hygienist, Helène. It’s very difficult for mom to remember that time without remembering Helène and all the trouble she stirred up between her and Dad. First it was the reason why Dad didn’t put away his socks, and then it moved to other articles of clothing. A good rule of thumb is to keep a suspicious eye on the Quebecois, April. Also, the Amazon River catfish supervillain, dreadedcandiru2. Untrustworthy.

    Michael Patterson

  • At 9:24 PM, Anonymous jeremy jones said…

    april, i kinda hoped u wud b talkin’ ‘bout ur shoppin’ trip w/eva nsteada showin’ pics of ur mom’s old story frum 1979. eva sed u guys bought sum naughty thingz she wuz plannin’ on showin’ 2 duncan sumtyme soon. gerald keeps sayin’ sumthin’ happed w/him & u in the mall. i am tryin’ not 2 ask ne questionz, like u asked.

    so, it wuz diff 2day watchin’ the girls slo-pitch softball - east region championship game between rh king academy vs. rp boire, since luis guzmán’s latest gf wuz on the rp boire team. there wuz a girl who got a hit in the 3rd innin’ whose fam seemed 2b rilly xxcited ‘bout it. they were jumpin’ up & down & screamin’ like it wuz the 1st tyme she evah got a hit. that wuz fun.

  • At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Hélène said…

    Michael Patterson, that is a terrible thing to say about the Québecois! It has been a long time since I worked with Dr. John Patterson, but one thing I remember clearly is that he was in the habit of forgetting the accent aigue on the first "E" in my name, while remembering the accent grave on the second "E." The effect was quite strange and somewhat disturbing.

    Fortunately for me, I got a terrific job offer from a dentist in Québec, Jean-François Epinard, and have been happily working for him for many years!

    Hélène, former employee of John Patterson, DDS

  • At 9:30 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    sorry, jeremy, i'd rather b talking abt my mall trip w/eva than being in flashbacks, but u know how it is. tho i can show u sum cute clothes i bought. and sum kinda naughty ones, 2. and gerald doesn't get 2 c me in the naughty ones, so there!


  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    oh, i almost 4got 2 say, jeremy, i heard abt the girl whose fam was so happy abt her hit. i heard that the rh king academy's school paper did this whole write-up abt how cube she is and, especially, how every1 wishes they had as nice a dad as hers. i felt a bit jealous, cuz i don't have the kind of dad that makes ne1 feel like that!


  • At 9:58 PM, Anonymous jeremy jones said…

    april, i know wut u mean. we both have had pretty bad xxperiences w/our dad. kind of a weird thing 2 have in common. 'course i remembah wen i usedta think ur dad wuz gr8, & i wudn't mind havin' him 4 my dad, xxcept that wud make us like bro & sis & thass definitely not wut i wud wunt. not that it wudn’t be gr8 2b rel8ed 2u, i just wudn’t wanna b ur bro, especially lookin' @u wearin' thoze naughty clothes.

    ‘course evah since last september, i have heard so many bad stories 'bout ur dad, it’s rilly kinda changed my mind ‘bout him. neway, i am glad wen sum1 haz a good xxperience w/their dad.


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