This past week I received a call from Richard Icenhower, regarding the passing of our classmate, Max Eagleburger. Max and I began first grade together. We also attended the Fair Grove Methodist Church, and the majority of our relatives called Fair Grove home.

Jim Galyon, another classmate, and I reminisced about our school years, and about Max. He said in his opinion, Max was the best basketball player we had. I agree, Max was really good, plus he was tall. That helped.

I posted his death on Facebook. Everyone who responded commented on what a nice fellow Max was. Yes, he was. I don’t remember ever hearing anything bad about him. Did he ever get into trouble? I don’t think so.

We graduated in 1962. I found his senior photo and his baby picture, while looking in that year’s Fair Grove School yearbook. He was handsome as an adult and so cute when he was little.

While looking through yearbooks from that time period, I ran across photos of the way the school looked when Max and I attended there. Oh, the changes.

Rest in peace, Max. You were a sweet fellow.

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