(from Brenda M.)

Dorothy always said “One on the tit, and one on the way.” Seemed like she was always going to have a baby. Said she had rather be pregnant than go to the dentist. And every time she had a baby, she had to go to the dentist — tooth pulling or something. I don’t remember which one, but she was having trouble weaning off the breast. It had to be done before the new baby came. Bluing was used in the rinse water to whiten the clothes. So, she painted “blue” around the nipples. It didn’t really have too much effect. The baby just looked at them and sucked anyway — so, she had blue nipples and a kid with blue lips. She decided to be a little more drastic, so she dabbed jalapeño juice on them. That worked!

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