Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Didn't know the name

This isn't about me coming up empty when I see a familiar face although it happens more often than I'd like to admit.

No, it's about a conversation I had recently with someone here in town.  We were chatting about the medical community and I mentioned that my dad practiced medicine in Allegan for many years.  "Dr.Brachman" I said.

Her face was blank.  No hint of recognition.  I'm not used to that and it caught me off guard and made me a teeny bit sad.

Then I did the math and compared her age to mine.  The gap was vast.

Dad retired in 1985.  How could I possibly expect her to know the name?  It still threw me, though.

Time marches on.  With us or without us.

1 comment:

  1. Truer words have not been said.

    That's probably why I stomp around wreaking as much happy havoc as I possibly can.

    Life is short, yo.