Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - August 2016

Mack's Corner

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Simple is better Every summer when it gets hot my wife makes me cook everything outside. She says "I don't care what you cook, you just can't heat up the house. You've got to do it outside." Most guys, if they cook, cook everything on the grill. That's not me. I don't like grills, small stuff falls through, it makes grill marks on the meat, and things burn. There's no control. I like control. The only thing I like is the smoke. So I was watching... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 27, 2016

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399 Screws plus 1 I was putting lockers in a few years ago. When I ordered the lockers the girl said I could pay $100 to have them assembled and then  spend more money on the shipping fee or I could put them together myself. How hard could it be? Right? . She said it was easy, like she had just put some together that morning. When they got here I opened the box and knew I was in trouble. On the top was a bag of 400 screws. This was going to be like putting that bike... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Coffee-Milk and a big hug please! I was waiting for my usual Toffee nut latte last week and wondering why I liked this stuff so much. I watched the girl steam the milk and then I knew. My mom did this for us on Saturday mornings. We wanted to drink coffee because we thought it was "Grown up". My mom should have just given us coffee the way she and my dad had it, black and strong, and that would have been the end of it. They both started drinking coffee during the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 13, 2016

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Isaac Hayes 8 years ago almost to the day we had the funeral for Isaac Hayes at Hope. It was a big deal. Of course he was a neighbor, lived around the corner. The day of the funeral I got 100 text messages while I was standing out in the parking lot from people wanting to be sure everything was going ok.. Everything went fine. 2300 - 2500 people.. The Shelby County Sheriff's Dept were my new best friends, we did traffic together. We had VIP's on one side of the parking... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 6, 2016