COACH'S CORNER: Ode to the Goose
by Mike Wright, Cadiz Record Columnist
Aug 01, 2012 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Well, my oh my,

It’s the last day of July.

My old Buddy, Steve Guess

Turns fifty-three.

Tell me, if you will,

Just how that can be?

What happened to


Where did your youth go?

You see, I can answer that

Because I am one that would know.

You lived on Sunset Circle

At the end of Glendale Drive.

Your old phone number is engrained

In my memory – 8565.

You played every sport

That we had back then.

I should know because

I was your teammate and friend.

You entered high school and

They nicknamed you Goose.

You accepted that with a smile

And remained carefree and loose.

You also met a girl named Joy

Who you dated for the next

Nine years of your life.

In 1983, you would make her your wife.

Well Goose, you’ve become quite a success.

For that, you should thank your good parents,

Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Louise Guess.

For your business sense,

You should know whom to thank.

‘Cause years of working for your Uncle James

Taught you to make enough dough to fill a bank.

Congratulations on it all –

Becoming a big-time accountant,

Making a lot of money,

Raising two fine sons with

Your high school honey.

Now go forth, Goose,

and enjoy year fifty-three.

See what’s out there

and clear the road for me.

‘Cause, as you well know,

I’m a-gaining on you.

Because just last April,

I turned fifty-two.

OT: The comments I received on the Ladonna Diggs column astounded me. Ladonna’s Christian  witness has touched the lives of many in this community.

Enthusiasm Makes the Difference

Mike Wright is the head coach of boys basketball and cross country at Trigg County High School. Emails concerning Coach’s Corner can be sent to

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