Mack's Corner

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Stud-ly Magazine I was buying some life insurance one time. I guess when you do that and you're over 50 they want to be sure you're not planning on doing something stupid. They called me a week later and started asking a bunch of personal questions, bank account, was I planning on taking up sky diving, did I like swimming with sharks, did I eat blow fish… stuff like that.  I told them I was pretty safe. Then they sent a nurse out to measure me and get... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 27, 2020

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You can always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get… "Glory Road" is one of my favorite movies. It's the true story of when Texas Western won the NCAA national men's basketball championship in 1966, "The final Four".  The coach, Don Haskins, couldn't recruit against all of the big schools like Kentucky and Duke for white players. He tried, but he had no money and nothing to offer but scholarships,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 20, 2020

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I know I sent something? A few years back one of our Kitchenaid mixers that we use in the kitchen broke some gears. We've had a white one and a silver one, the silver one broke. They're great mixers, I've had mine for 40 years, but this one didn't hold up. So I told Jennifer, who runs the kitchen, that I would send it back for her. I called Kitchenaid, they said they needed a serial number, it was on a piece of paper stuck to the bottom… not there... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 13, 2020

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Lemon Tarts I was making Lemon Tarts (like a lemon meringue pie without the meringue. Thomas Keller's version:  Thomas's Lemon Tart   Scroll down for full recipe.) one time. I thought I would make a couple extra and take them to some friends. The pies are a little fragile so I had them all covered with foil and I left them in the tart pan for support. I put them in the front seat of my truck and the first thing I did was dump them in the floor at the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 6, 2020