“Say ahhh. I’m going to pull nine teeth. This is going to hurt a lot.”
Monday, I have an appointment with oral surgeon Stephen L. Engroff, MD, DDS, all around good guy at Tri-County Oral Facial Surgeons, a convent short scooter ride away.
Please think of this as a donation opportunity
If you have to have a tooth pulled (I have) or root canal work (I have) TriCounty is the place to go.
[Too longer for a t-shirt or a bumper sticker.]
My fine dentist Harvey Israel recently revised his prediction. Initially, he thought Medicare would only pay for it if I stayed in the hospital overnight and had all nine teeth removed at once. Perhaps, Dr. Engroff can arranged to have four teeth pulled, then another four teeth, then three more.
My motto:”I do not embrace dental pain. Dental pain embraces me.”
Thepulling begins the second week in April immediately following my granddaughter’s first birthday party.
My daughter Amelia’s wedding is less than a month away and I don’t know how I will get there. There is Chapel Hill, N.C. where Joanna, Amelia’s older sister, graduated with a BA in English and also with honors received nurses training necessary to receive registered nurse certification.
There at Chapel Hill I will hold my three-month old granddaughter Juliet for the first time.
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A haircut is required for me to scoot Amelia down the aisle and to hold granddaughter Juiet Mae in my arms [Preferably not simultaneously].
Going from there to Greensboro, I will be officiating at the unveiling of my mother’s headstone.
I will be reading the first Psalm at the unveiling and recite Kaddish. Afterward, I will take ten minutes of the family’s remembrance of mother to talk about Mother’s affection for Bialik, the Walt Whitman of still modern Hebrew poetry.
Pay Pal Donation Instrument
“Give away Amelia; hold Juliet”
Maimonedes rules for charity recipients
Partial thank you note to HV:
“Under the terms of Maimonedes’s Codex of Jewish law on charities, as a first priority recipient, I have an obligation to repay you this money when I recover from my ongoing reversals of fortune.
“Congratulations, you are the first donor to be eligible for my new policy of following 12 Century Law written in Arabic.”
I will be discussing Maimonides, spiritual growth, and my career goals. Here are the real issues I face–begging bowl in hand–regarding my charity requirements.
Fulfilly my potential as one who is disabled and elderly
Overcoming the obstacles I face including being able to pay for diapers
Hoping to avoid the reality of nursing homes
Maimonides on Charity (tzedakah)
“One of the most widely referred to sections of the Mishneh Torah is the section dealing with tzedakah. In Hilkhot Matanot Aniyim (Laws about Giving to Poor People), Chapter 10:7–14, Maimonides lists his famous Eight Levels of Giving (where the first level is most preferable, and the eighth the least):
“Giving an interest-free loan to a person in need; forming a partnership with a person in need; giving a grant to a person in need; finding a job for a person in need; so long as that loan, grant, partnership, or job results in the person no longer living by relying upon others.”