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

Mack's Corner

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DuckAnDog When I was in college, the thing that I hated and loved about New Years was New Years Eve parties. The key moment was midnight, the love hate thing was either you came with a date and had somebody to kiss, which was great, or you didn't. If you didn't you sat in the corner looking stupid or, worse yet, the one person that you really hoped you would never see again walks up all dreamy eyed. I usually had to go get something out of the car and stayed till... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 31, 2016

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The TV One Christmas my grandparents bought us kids a TV. It wasn't a 97 inch 3D LCD, more like a 19 inch Black and white with rabbit ears, a Philco. It came with a little roll around TV stand that put it about 3 feet off the floor. The stand was very light and the TV was kinda heavy, so the whole thing was top heavy and unstable. But it was our very own TV and we could watch any of the 3 networks.   I remember hearing my dad trying to get the stand out of the closet... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 17, 2016

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Christmas Tree Jail When P.K. and I were first married we lived a little 900 sq. ft. house. We didn't have any money and we never bought a Christmas Tree. We poached it. I spent weeks scouting, looking for possible Christmas trees in vacant lots and fields. Usually I would find some undeveloped property that had a bunch of cedar trees. Then the Saturday before Christmas 2 other broke friends and I would go out at 5:30 in the morning, while it was still dark, and cut cedar trees.... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 17, 2016

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The Class When I was going to school at Memphis State I took a class called "Data Structures". It was by far my favorite class that I ever took in college. The first day I walked in I was early, first one there, so I took a seat and waited to see who would come in. The first group was 5 oriental guys. I had already seen these guys in 2 other classes the year before. I hated taking classes with these guys,  I liked them fine, they were very nice, I just didn't like... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 10, 2016