I arrived downtown earlier than my appointment and decided to go to the book store first. I read every week the New York Time Book Review and there were a couple of books I wanted to see. I did not at that time know where the public Library was. In the book store it was easy to forget that time was passing. But luckily I roused myself from my reveries and tried to hurry out of the store. But coming into the store was a cute little old man, smiling and friendly looking. It was Albert Einstein. It was like running into George Washington. I wished I did not have to hurry away. But I left and hurried to the dentist office and I made it with one minute to spare.
I was out of breath when the dentist entered my cubicle. He said 'Why such a rush?' I told him whom I had nearly run over. He asked' did you see his feet.? I said no, why? He said Einstein never wears socks. I made a mental note to look at his feet if I ever saw him again.
After a check up of all my teeth I got the verdict. The repair of the front tooth and filling of four or five cavities, I would owe him $125.00. By todays standards that was practically a gift. He told me I could pay it in as small increments as I wished. I feel it was such a good decision I made that day. Seventy years later, I still have my pearly whites. About fifty years later my dentist and I had tracks that crossed.