Just Some Thoughts:
“THE COWS ARE OUT”
In reading the paper this past week I see where the grandson of Sterling Marlin (Stirlin) will be making his racing debut at the track here in Nashville.
Sterling along with his dad, Coo Coo Marlin, were well known race drivers on the NASCAR circuit. Coo Coo never won a NASCAR race but was noted. By the way don’t you love that name. Remember when you were a kid and how you would refer to someone you thought was “not right” by saying, “hey he’s Coo Coo.”
Coo Coo Marlin
Sterling Marlin was very successful. in his NASCAR years. Twice a Daytona 500 hundred winner, 1994 and 1995. There is a great story about Sterling and his dad the week after Sterling won the Daytona 500. Winning the Daytona 500 was and is a big deal in racing. The Marlin family lived not too far from where I live. They shared farms to each other not far from Columbia, Tennessee. The story is told very shortly after Sterling won the 1994 Daytona 500 something happened at his dad’s farm. Coo Coo quickly grabbed his hat and called to his wife, “Call Sterling and tell him I need help.” Seems Coo Coo’s cows had broken thru a fence and were out in the road.
Sterling’s mom called his house. Someone at the house answered and mom said, “Tell Sterling to get out in the road and help his dad, the cows are out.” The other person on the phone unthinking said, “Hey Sterling just won the Daytona 500.” To which the mother said, “Sterling may have won the race on Sunday, but its Monday and the cows are out, get out there.”
You know sometimes in life one needs to remember what happened yesterday or last week is not relevant to what is happening today. One may have done well Sunday, but today is Monday
“And the cows are out.”
October 28, 2019