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Posted: 28-Jul-2009, 08:00 PM
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This summer our grandson just happen to lose his first tooth at our home with his mom being away.

Time got away from me that day and I didn't think about it until very late at night after he had gone to sleep. Well the tooth fairy left him a note expounding on his very fine tooth and a reminder to take care of the others and a ten dollar bill. It was the only thing I had!!!!!

Of course when he woke up and realized this could be a lucrative business and was counting how many teeth he had, I felt bad. My daughter grumbled that she only got dollar bills.

I'm not the only one because on the Regis and Kelly show, Kelly was saying that her husband had to leave a $20.00 but their friend's child got even more than that.

My question is - does your family still practice this old tradition? And just how much should be left under the pillow?

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Posted: 28-Jul-2009, 08:48 PM
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My grandchildren get a dollar. I believe that is what I gave my children too. There appears to be no inflation there!!

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Posted: 28-Jul-2009, 09:10 PM
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I do not remember what if anything I got for my teeth but my younger siblings got a nickle and moved up to a dime. That would have been in the 1950's. My teeth would have come out in the 40's and though I was never hungry nor did I feel deprived, I do not think we had much money. Times for the entire family (grandparents, uncles/aunts) were still too close to the depression and people for the most part did not spend a lot.

Times certainly change!

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Posted: 28-Jul-2009, 10:35 PM
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Ah, just have the young'ns watch the horror movie called the "Tooth Fairy" and they won't want ta be getting anything! Trust me.

But if you don't, how about giving them a gift card? Or if you must stick to coins, why not give them a foreign coin - might get a good hobby going down the road.
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Posted: 29-Jul-2009, 01:40 AM
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I think I got a nickel per tooth. In a related matter, I got 25 cents every Sunday morning for allowance and was expected to put all of it in the collection plate at church.


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Posted: 29-Jul-2009, 05:09 AM
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That was a bit harsh! At least you got to "hold" the quarter for a while though. My allowance was a quarter too and for that I mowed the lawn in the summer, shoveled snow in the winter and fed and watered our milk cow in every evening.

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Posted: 29-Jul-2009, 05:48 PM
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CarolinaScotsman,

So has the experience turned your life cold to the LORD and His church? Often people with bad childhood experiences can't overcome the effects. Okay, its a bit personnal - but wondering...

The law and discipline have its place, but the Gospel is the end of the law. Giving to the Lord and charitable giving should always be by free motivation - although one needs to be instructed and shown what is right and good.
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My folks never gave us more than $.50 for a tooth...and this would be in the early 80's... Guess it's just whatever the toothfairy can afford...
btw..no allowance for us. We were expected to do our chores with no reward. If we wanted spending money we got to work a job outside the house like picking cherries or strawberries, or baling hay for neighboring farms.


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Ah-HA So there is a toothfairy I knew it!!!! thumbs_up.gif

Never got more than 50¢ myself...was worth twistin laugh.gif ewww!!! sick I know but just a wee twist and it would come out..or..NOT! I used to have a little fair wooden box ya put your tooth in and the two quarter would be right ther un the pillow. Boy now with enflation $5 buck won't by them much.

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Posted: 31-Jul-2009, 11:33 PM
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My daughter maintains a hectic pace and twice she forgot. She got her daughter to believe that "so many kids lost teeth that day that the tooth fairy was unable to get to all of them in one night." The second time, the same but my grand daughter told me later, I think Mom is the tooth fairy." A couple of years later, she found the little box with the teeth in it and the "game" was over.

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Posted: 01-Aug-2009, 12:34 PM
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QUOTE (englishmix @ 29-Jul-2009, 06:48 PM)
CarolinaScotsman,

So has the experience turned your life cold to the LORD and His church? Often people with bad childhood experiences can't overcome the effects. Okay, its a bit personnal - but wondering...

The law and discipline have its place, but the Gospel is the end of the law. Giving to the Lord and charitable giving should always be by free motivation - although one needs to be instructed and shown what is right and good.

Oh, I didn't mention the best part.
1. My Dad paid my allowance.
2. My Dad was the minister.
3. The church paid my Dad.
4. The church got it's money from the collection plate.
5. I was recycling the same quarter every week. wink.gif
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That would make a youngster a bit bitter.

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The neighbor lady, who is near my age said she got a quarter and the little girl who lives next to her gets two dollars now. The little girl was curious about the work being done and the neighbor noticed she was missing two teeth.

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Posted: 31-Aug-2009, 09:52 AM
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I knew my grandson was awfully quite late last evening then I found out why. Another tooth was loose and he worked it out. Again it was late and I wasn't going to make a trip to the ATM machine.

Sooooo, the Tooth Fairy left a note asking what happen and that the tooth was off schedule and this was messing up the program. She'll be back tomorrow night when the tooth was scheduled to come out.

It was either that or the Cash for Teeth program was behind in paperwork and he would receive the rebate soon.

Luckily he bought into the first one. biggrin.gif

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I used to get 50 cents in the form of a half dollar coin. I thought those were rare, so I saved them all. I still have them in my old coffee can wrapped up in a roll. Now, I give my kids "gold" dollars (Sacagawea's). Since they view them as "rare", they also save them, rather than spend them. cool.gif


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