“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” ~ Woody Allen
Mom & Dad provided me with plenty of entertaining moments over the years, and I have many more humorous (umm… neurotic) stories to share. Being my mother’s daughter, I of course, had my own dramatic escapades as well. This particular saga was a long-standing Romano favorite — friends and relatives talked about my “green rosary bead” for at least a decade or two after it made its way into my life….and my nose.
(ITALIAN LESSON: rosary beads – perle di rosario)
When I was about five or six it was just another ordinary day at school when our teacher instructed the class that it was “quiet time”. We were supposed to simply sit still at our desks with our heads resting in our arms (you know the drill). Well, I was feeling a bit fidgety that morning, and I happened to be sporting my shiny new pea-green rosary beads. When I pulled a bit too hard on my holy beads, it was just an instant before my desk had dozens of them rolling around on top of it.
So, what’s a bored kid to do? Put one up their nose, of course! Yep, I was putting one little bead in and “popping” it out — it was pretty amusing! Amusing until one got STUCK UP MY NOSE, and blood was dribbling out all over my desk and the other green beads!
Mom and Dad arrived at the school and off I went to the emergency room. The Doctor took the world’s tinest (and STRONGEST) vacuum and sucked out the foreign object, along with any dignity I happened to have left that day. I went home with some cotton packed up there to stop the bleeding, and decided from that morning on, never to play the “pop-it-out” game with my nostrils again.
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