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.