Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - August 2017

Mack's Corner

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Crying over dinner If you've been in the Hope Kitchen in the last few years then you know that it runs full out, all the time, it's a busy place (1500 - 5000 meals every week). What you wouldn't know is that when it was first put in it was really just an afterthought. We didn't really think we would ever use it. It had a big stove and 2 ovens, a big commercial dish washer, a walkin freezer and 2 refrigerators. For some reason we also had plates and bowls and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 26, 2017

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Walking with Cigars I had just finished cooking for a rehearsal dinner and was standing around visiting when Patty Morris, a lifelong friend, came up and gave me a hug. My wife PK was there and we started talking about weddings and families and Patty said "You remember that time we walked around the block smoking cigars?" ……. When I was growing up Patty's husband Eli and I were best friends, we've known each other since we were 10, 53 years.... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 19, 2017

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The Wasp nest … I was working at my brother's wine store a few years ago when I saw the girls next door at the interior design store outside pointing at something. They were always out there putting out new flowers or hanging something on the door, so I didn't think much of it. Then they started waving at me to come see. I walked out and they pointed to a wasp nest right outside their front door that was about the size of a large grapefruit. It looked like there... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 12, 2017

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The Flame I'm not sure why changing light bulbs is so eventful, but when I do it, it seems to be … All of our house lights are actually stage lights, which is nice because that means you can change the bulb from the back. The front part of the light is just a case and a lens. The small back part that comes out holds all of the electronics and the bulb. What I always do is turn the lights on about 40% and then ride around on my lift replacing the ones that don't... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 5, 2017