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By Rix Quinn 

Flaky Fables



November 21, 2019

Do you often see people from your past, but you can’t remember their names?

The old guy ahead of me in the grocery check-out looked about two coughing spells away from the Promised Land.

I didn’t notice him until he tried to pay with a credit card, and the clerk told him it expired in 1997.Then, he noticed me.

“Hey, buddy,” he smiled, “how ya doin’? Remember me from high school?”

“Sure,” I lied, “but I don’t remember what class you taught.”

“Nah,” he replied, “I’m Ray, and I sat behind you in algebra.”

Well, this chance encounter led to a nice conversation....

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