O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

By Rix Quinn 

Flaky Fables - Classmates


January 23, 2020

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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