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

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Right Field   When I was a kid I played little league baseball every summer. The first year my brother and I were the youngest kids on the team so we traded playing right field. In little league you always put your worst fielder in right field because there's never anything to do. Very few balls get hit out of the infield and when they do they never go to right field. You only have to pay attention when there's a left handed batter up, not many of those. I used to... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 30, 2017

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As if we might say "NO"! My brother and I used to go to the Texas State fair in Dallas every year. My grandparents lived there and my parents had both graduated from the University of Texas and could get tickets to the Texas / Oklahoma football game. I can't remember how old we were, about 11 or 12. My parents would put us on a bus to Dallas for a 10 hour bus ride. We got off at every stop, ate junk food, played pinball games, had a great time. If you've never... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Michelin 3 star fries My wife and I took a vacation a few years ago and went on our first trip to Napa Valley. I knew there were some great restaurants there and made reservations at two that I had read about. They both had 2 Michelin stars… hoity toity stuff … The chef at the first one is Philippe Jeanty, one of the great chefs in America. This guy is the real deal, cooked in France and several places in the US..  We dressed up and walked over to the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 16, 2017

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I'm still shaking Several years ago Paul Reed Smith came to Hope. You wouldn't know him unless you're a guitar player or collector.  He makes very expensive electric guitars (PRS Guitars). He talked for about an hour, played several of the guitars that he brought (about 20 different models), and then spent the last 2 hours signing guitars that people had brought. There about 150 - 200 people, and 150 of them had guitars to sign. They were all PRS guitars, some $300... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 9, 2017