Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - October 2015

Mack's Corner

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This week 11-03-15 Change When I taught Jr Hi I learned that there are great teachers and then there are teachers like me. Great teachers don't care about anything but learning. They don't care if a kid is on the football team or has a job after school or if their mother is coming to pick them up or anything. They only care about learning, everything else is just in the way. There was a math teacher at Cypress Jr High (where I taught) who was a great teacher. We had... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 31, 2015

This Week

This week 10-27-15 Halloween II There was a time when I ran out of gas way more often than I should. Mostly I ran out of money. I was in High school  and driving mine and my brothers red 65 Ford Falcon. I think I was on Summer Ave way out in the sticks. There were no street lights, just a 2 lane road at midnight when I coasted to a stop. I tried to start it again but it was dry. I was trying to coast in to a closed gas station but I ended up about 150 feet from the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 24, 2015

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This week 10-20-15 Vise Grips I use to have a 65 VW bus/camper. It didn't have the pop-up top, but it did have the bed in the back and all the crank side windows. I loved it, it was fun, BUT!!!! .. it was hard to keep running. I thought it would be a great thing for weekend camping trips. I put a big stereo in it and painted most of the outside. It looked good and  sounded good. Problems: It was a VW so it was air cooled, no water. When you turned on the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 17, 2015

This Week

This week 10-13-15 Want to learn to think? Want to learn to learn? I get 3 different newspapers, The Commercial Appeal, The New York Times and The Washington Post. I love reading the paper. Even when I'm on vacation out of town, the first thing I do in the morning is fine a local newspaper. There's just something great and American about eating breakfast and reading the paper. I have all three of my papers on my tablet, but I really love to have a real... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 10, 2015