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Sleeping past 50 One thing you'll find out when you get past the age of 50 is that it's easy to go to sleep, but sometimes it hard to stay asleep. I wake up at 2:25am about every other morning. Usually it's just a matter of looking at the clock and turning over and going back to sleep. But sometimes I wake up thinking it's 5am (I can't sleep past 5am to save my life) I'm ready to get up and I look at the clock and it says 2:25. To some people that would be... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, February 17, 2018

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Valentine's Day … What I know now! I was sitting talking to 2 of my favorite people a few years ago. They were young and getting married soon. As soon as I sat down he looked at me and said "What's the first thing that pops in to your head when I say "Valentine's Day". I said "Dinner, Roses, Chocolate covered Strawberries". He put his head on the table feeling helpless and his Wife-to-be smiled really big. He wanted me to say it was dumb... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, February 10, 2018

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The Click Every year I have to buy a new pair of boots. Not because they wear out on the bottom or look bad, but because they develop a "Click". This first happened a few years ago.  At first I thought it was just a rock caught in the treads, but there was no rock. Then I thought it was one of my shoestring ends hitting the top of my shoe, so I tied them up but I still had the "Click". I tried bending the shoe, hitting it on the ground, jumping up and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, February 3, 2018

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The Drive A friend of mine gave me a copy of a recent Vanderbilt magazine. It had a picture of an old friend of mine from 40 years ago. When I was going to school there all of the athletes lived in the same dorms as everybody else. One of my best friends was Jeff Fosnes. He was on the basketball team and was in the sports page a lot. He was one of the "F-Troop" along with Butch Feher and Joe Ford. They won the SEC in 1974 and all 3 of them were in the 1000 point club.... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 27, 2018