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Pepto Bismol Turkey Both of my Grandmothers were great cooks, but my mother wasn't. She had about 10 or 15 things that she made over and over. Tuna Salad every Friday, we weren't Catholic but we knew several, .. Beans and rice, meatloaf, chicken fried steak and cream gravy (on my dad's birthday), 3 bean salad, cheese grits, green bean casserole with those canned onion rings on top, and lots of hot dogs.  I could eat that stuff everyday from now on! We still... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Willie Mitchell You probably missed the Willie Mitchell memorial service here at Hope several years ago. But I hate that you did, it was great. It started at 2pm, but at 10 minutes till 2 most of the band had no idea what music they were playing. There was a full string section, 20 players, a whole horn section, 8 players and a full band behind them.. about 35 players on stage.. The service started with several people making short speeches, mostly long time Memphis music... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 21, 2020

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"The Cheesecake story" This story get told every year by at least 2 people in my family and usually by at least one of them twice. I don't mind, it's all true... We were all at my parent's house on Thanksgiving and my sister was making a cheesecake to take to some party. My brother, Father and I were watching football but smelling that cheesecake all day. This was a real cheese cake, none of strawberry stuff on top or peppermint sticks crushed up in it,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 14, 2020

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Ham & Turkey I went one Saturday morning to take the test for my Ham Radio license. I knew it was at a guy's house and I figured there would be four or five of us taking the test around a kitchen table, but it was just me in a room over the garage where the guy had all his radio stuff. It was a 35 question multiple choice test, the questions coming from a bank of 400+. So I had to study all 400, not knowing which ones would be in the 35. Of course with multiple... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 7, 2020