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

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60 Most wanted Back in the early 80's I taught school at Cypress Jr High. When I first got the job, I was going to be a math teacher, but I ended up being a remedial math teacher. I was supposed to teach kids who had a hard time with math and were several grades behind. But there was a trick to it. The way the kids got selected to be in my class was by the math teachers themselves. The kids just had to be failing to be eligible. There were 4 regular math teachers, each with 30... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 29, 2018

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Best Meal you ever had.. I Went to a culinary school graduation and the speaker asked: "Do you remember the best meal you ever had?" .. I knew it immediately.. I knew #1,#2,#3,… #22.. 5 of them here in Memphis, Iris, Andrew/Michael, Deli Mexicana, Swiss Manner (closed), La Tourelle (closed)… 2 in New Orleans, 5 in Napa, 3 in San Francisco, 1 in New York, 1 in Chicago, 2 in Dallas, 1 in Fort Worth, and 2 in Austin. Then he said the thing you remember most... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Connections I was hooking up phone lines at Hope a few years ago, really just one phone. It was supposed to be easy, at least that's what I told everybody. The electricians pulled all my wires for me, one from where the phone was supposed to be to the 1st wiring closet, then a 50 pair (100 wires all in one big cable) from there to another wiring closet, then another 50 pair back to where all of the phone connections are, then I had to patch into the phone system. Anybody that... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Pearl Jam I started my freshman year in college at Vanderbilt University in 1972. In the spring of 1973 they announced that a major concert was coming and that it would be free for all students. They said they had sent out a survey to all of the students asking them "If you could have any band in the world come to Vanderbilt, who would it be?"… This was 3 years after Woodstock, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Creedence Clearwater, Sly & The Family Stone,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 8, 2018