Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - January 2018

Mack's Corner

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The Drive A friend of mine gave me a copy of a recent Vanderbilt magazine. It had a picture of an old friend of mine from 40 years ago. When I was going to school there all of the athletes lived in the same dorms as everybody else. One of my best friends was Jeff Fosnes. He was on the basketball team and was in the sports page a lot. He was one of the "F-Troop" along with Butch Feher and Joe Ford. They won the SEC in 1974 and all 3 of them were in the 1000 point club.... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 27, 2018

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Close your eyes and push off. I was going home this week and there on the side of the road in one of the fields by the Agricenter, people were ice skating. The field had been flooded and had frozen. It was a little winter wonderland. Some people had skates, some were just sliding around. One kid had Skates, a hockey stick and a puck and was skating around like he was in the NHL. A girl was doing spins .. It looked like Rockefeller center in the middle of a cotton field. Where did... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 20, 2018

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The Ice Cream Man A few years back a friend of mine was in the hospital. She had just had surgery and the doctors had kept her there for a week. After the first day she started getting hungry for something other than Jell-O. "Ice cream" she said, she wanted Ice cream. She didn't care about anything else.. That was easy. I asked the nurse if it was OK and off I went. The hospital had those little ice cream cups like we used to have in the school cafeteria, so I got 2 and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Big Complete Dessert I really like desert. One of my favorite restaurants in town used to make their own Pecan pie. You could tell they made it because the crust was about ¼ of an inch thick, too thick really, and it was a little tough, but it was really good. It was the kind of crust that you broke off around the edges and ate separately, like chips and dip. The pie filling had that great toasted pecan taste like your grandmother used to make and it had chocolate sauce... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 6, 2018