With “nuff” mixed feelings, this is how I remember the GREAT Sir G.
- Widow's Lane GYM…1960's
- Weights training in the afternoons by the Pavillion and onto Eli Matalon Drive at Clovelly Park
- Driving his falcon motor car at 5 mph
- Drinking his "tonic" from the Horlicks bottle during his lunch break workouts
-Reading his daily bread prayer book
- Talking with that "STUTTERING SPEECH"
- Manning Cup bench and the "black medicine bag"…with the rubbings and all
- Every track meet with the head dress on
- Always well tucked in…shirt in pants
- Giving the history lesson ‘bout the 1964 team
- Giving the talk ‘bout Billy Miller at PENNS
- The Frankie Tenn friendship
- The Lloyd Young [ Mobay gym operator] friendship
- Lending me his copy of the Sir Herbert McDonald CHAMPS book 1910 - 1970 book
- The loving relationship with "Lady G”....by his side at most events
- Those Penn Relays trips we made together
- The famous Morant Bay Relays drive I gave him [it was too fast]
- Sitting on the bench with him during the 1985 - 87 seasons
- The Vineyard Town evening moves
- The flex to "Hubonnie's Hat Store"
- The Wellington Drive trips
- The period between the Falcon and the Deportee cars
- The famous license plate
This is real tough, but a so it go in this life.
Thanks to the organizers of the Youngster Goldsmith Track Meet, his name will live on. I'm glad I was able to write the citation which was presented to him honouring him while he was still ALIVE.
Sir G bat well…R.I.P…Jah guide
Findlay Clarke aka “Field Marshall”