You ever been quilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, surely I can’t look that old? Well…. You’ll love this one.

My name is Alice Smith and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his DDS diploma, which bore his full name (Dr. Robert Leonard Capps). I remembered a tall, handsome, dark haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 30-odd years ago.  Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then?

Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate. After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Jacksonville High School.

Yes, Yes I did. I’m a Cardinal! He gleamed with pride.

When did you graduate? I asked

He answered, in 1975. Why do you ask?

You were in my class! I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely.

Then that ugly, old bald, wrinkled, fat, gray haired, decrepit, asked…… What did you teach?

This is a great one to remember.  Drs. Capps, Bowman & Padgett   252-752-1111