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Monday, June 12, 2006

Give'er Some Gas, Give'er Some Gas!!

Those words will live with me forever. I remember it like it was just yesterday, sitting in the car next to Coach Winfield taking drivers ed. You can thank Floyd Winfield Sr. for making me the driver I am today.

Floyd Winfield Sr. celebrated his 80th birthday on Saturday, June 8th. Coach Winfield graduated from Enid High School in 1947 and then from Phillips University. He worked for 36 years as a driver’s education teacher and a football and golf coach for Enid Public Schools.

Thanks for the memories Coach Winfield!!


Anonymous Nancy said...

Thank you for the nice words about my dad.
He really was a good teacher when it came to driving.

I can still remember I wasn't going fast enough around the corner onto Van Buren and he reached over w/his foot, stomped on my foot and I floored it around the corner!
He just laughed and told me that wasn't how fast you're suppose to turn a corner!
And stopping at a stop sign or red right and opening the door and spitting his tobacco juice. YUCK!

Lots of memories!
Thanks, I'll be sure and let him read this.

Nancy Winfield Olmstead

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad came over the other day and I let him read what you wrote. He really enjoyed it and had a smile on his face the whole time. Reliving memories maybe? :)

Nancy Winfield Olmstead

10:39 PM  
Blogger JAC63 said...

Coach Winfield was coach and gym teacher when I entered Emerson in '57 then he transfer to EHS and was waiting when I arrived in '60. I remember to this day may helpful tips that, to my detriment, I pretty much discarded and didn't consider until much later in life. Now I am way thankful to have had Coach Winfield in my life. Anyway, at age 45 or so, my mom took driving lessons from Coach and to this day I joyfully recall her stories about the laconicly dry demeanor of Coach and especially the ritual door opening at stops signs to expell his tobaco juice. My mom loved that story and so do I. We love ya Coach!

1:08 PM  

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