A few years back there was a TV show called COACH. Burt Reynolds played “Coach”. Hal Holbrook was his father-in -law. In every episode there would be a situation from the past that Burt would innocently mention, eliciting the constant response from Holbrook: “yeah-but that was before you married my daughter and ruined my life.”
Football staffs just call each other Coach. Lots of turnover. I coached 40 plus years and hung around a lot of coaches who couldn’t remember, or pronounce my name confidently. I didn’t mind being called Coach. I always wanted to be a coach and was proud some people thought I was one.
When you retire people ask, “what do you do all day?” Bum Phillips said “…I don’t do nothing and I don’ start till noon”. I only have one appointment booked weekly (Wed. 3pm til 8pm at VFW Post 6690). And I have helped with a local high school tennis team.
I had been doing projects and you have to have projects to make the winter tolerable. Now, nearly 80 years old, I’m cutting back . My grandson in Raleigh calls me POP. I think I’ll be Pop for a while now.