"You can connect with people and lead them only if you value them."~Unknown Author
I thought it strange that he didn't restate the introduction associating it to knowing him from high school, because I meet so many people every day it sometimes is hard to make the connection. It seemed many people on the course that day, knew me or of me from this person's conversations and excitement about reacquainting with me after all these years. It amazed me the different connections and recollections we have about a person.
It's not that I didn't remember him, once I realized that it was the person from high school, old film clips were rolling in my mind of fond memories and how nice and sweet a person he was, we all change and have a lot of new things that we experience, especially 30 years later.
I don't feel bad, that this incident happened. I do wish that I could have talked more with him about the connections related to high school and so on, but there was no more conversation to be had. I looked for him after the late lunch after golf and he was gone.
One thing I learned is that each person remembers and connects with people in their own way. Some people remember very specifically about a person and others may have stories tucked away only to associate them with a reminder or those past experiences.