I have been guilty of looking at others my own age and thinking...surely
I cannot look that old.....
While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his
certificate, which bore his full name. I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my
high school class some 40 years ago. Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding,
gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was too old to have been my classmate.
After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the local high school.
"Yes," he replied.
"When did you graduate?" I asked.
He answered, "In 1957."
"Why, you were in my class!" I exclamed.
He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"