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Last week, I sat down for a comforting dinner of baked chicken, escalloped potatoes and delicious bread pudding at a senior center over 100 miles from home.


I didn't know anybody in the room, so I made conversation by asking people where they were from, what they did, and so on.

A jolly man at my table was full of jokes and humor. When he found out where I was from, he said, "I used to teach school in your area."

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