I received one of those ubiquitous “remember your classmates from High School?” posts that I usually delete. I’ve never attended class reunions and moved away from my home town shortly after graduation. Also, I had other people and interests in those days. I was a little bit wild and very independent, although not necessarily ready to leave my rural background yet.
But before I clicked off the page, I recognized someone’s name that I did remember . . . but it wasn’t from high school, it was from third grade, I think. Let’s call him Tommy.