Monday, February 2, 2009

Goose

The other day Peggy and I were driving to our grandsons basketball game (we have two grandsons who are key players for the Kellyville, Ok Ponies). It was time for the OU-Iowa State game to start but we couldn't find it on the radio so I started listening to a sports talk show instead. The host was former OSU coach Pat Jones and the guy he was talking to (I never heard his name) were talking about the "old days" at Star Spenser High School and some coach that had moved there from Heavener, Ok named Carl Twidwell. The guy who had called in to the show went on to start bragging on the Assistant Coach Twidwell hired who also was from Heavener named John Tatum who had just graduated from OU where he had played center for the Sooners. He described how Coach Tatum had worked with his brother who made "All-State" and was named the "defensive player of the year" that year . Coach Jones mentioned that he remembered both of the former coaches from Heavener and Twidwell's sporting goods store named "TWIDS". It was neat to listen to them talk about two men that had been part of my own life some 50 years or so ago. Goose, if you're "listening"; who was that player that you molded into an "all-state" star at Star Spencer?

1 Comments:

At February 2, 2009 at 10:35 PM , Blogger John Inman said...

I remember "Twid" from when he lived across the street from me and "Goose" Because he lived down on the end of the street from me. And, oh, yeah, possibly because of their connections with football, too.

 

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