I never played
sports at Moss, but was always a fan. We had some great athletes and
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