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

Mack's Corner

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The Tree Stand  I've got the greatest Christmas tree stand, it will hold any size trunk, it's got 8 screws clamps to hold the tree and you can make all kinds of small adjustments to stand it up straight just by turning these 8 screws. It holds about a gallon of water, it even has a place to put the water in without pushing the tree over, and it's green. Of course it costs about $60 but that's better than me standing there holding it. Before I was married I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Rules for Thanksgiving I don't remember ever going out of town or to someone else's house for Thanksgiving. I'm sure we got invited, but I never knew about it. I think my mom was afraid that outsiders wouldn't follow the rules. There are rules about Thanksgiving, mostly food rules: Turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with "mush mellows"(that's the way it should be spelled), and canned cranberry sauce. I think my mom cooked the turkey a... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 18, 2017

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The Big Dennis   I used to teach and coach at Cypress Jr High just north of Rhodes College. A good friend of mine was the head football coach and I was the assistant. We had a great bunch of kids and some amazing athletes, one was named Dennis.  Dennis was in the 8th grade, 6 feet tall and weighed 220 pounds. Not only was he big, he was quick. He played on the line, both ways. When he walked up to get set the kids across from him on the other team were usually 6 inches... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Excuse me bartender, can I have another shot of Robitussin . I've gotten to a point where I go to the doctor sooner rather than later. I really don't mind the doctor or shots or pills or taking off my clothes. I just hate sitting in the waiting room with a bunch of sick people. When I was growing up there was one Doctor that everybody in east Memphis went to. Every time we went to see him we sat in the waiting room for 4 hours, every time. Not... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 4, 2017