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Harry's Regret

       I never played sports at Moss, but was always a fan. We had some  great athletes and ball teams.
     One memory of the teams that I will always keep, happened several years after I graduated. This was during the time of coach Hull's great teams, that didn't know the meaning of a loss. At one time, when the team was going to Norman to play in the state tournament, I don't know if I invited them or Mr. Hull requested, to come to Wilson & Co. at Oklahoma City and tour the plant.  At that time I was general storekeeper and also plant cafeteria manager there, which worked out great. . . .until later.
     We made the arrangements for them to come on up and I gave them a guided tour of the plant. Then we went to the cafeteria and they all had lunch on the house. It all went great, except that I kept them a little too long on the tour. This kept them from getting to Norman in time to get in a good workout before the game. They lost that game and I always felt to blame for that.
     Quite a few years later I ran onto Coach Hull at a restaurant in Holdenville, having coffee with some of his friends. I was amazed that he recognized me and asked me to come over. We had a good visit and I related my story to him and apologized again. He assured me that I wasn't to blame, but that was typical of Mr. Hull. To this day I regret that incident.
Harry V. Shumard, 1943 Graduate of Moss High School

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