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ConeHead Stew Stew Joe died in July 2014. He was working in the kitchen, doing something he loved, getting ready for men's breakfast, and had a heart attack. Stew was an "Every Weeker". He was an Outside ConeHead from 6am to 2pm Sunday every week. He worked in the kitchen for men's breakfast at 5am every week. He helped with the Homeless ministry every week. He was a great friend and a big part of Hope. Since then I've lost other ConeHeads, Phil Brewer, Paul Scheffe... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 26, 2021

THis Week

I don't remember I have a strange talent, I can forget anything as soon as I'm finished with it. If it's something that I don't need to remember, it's gone. I can pass on information, and as soon as I've told the right person, I forget the message. It makes my wife crazy. She'll say "did you know this happened? Somebody told me that YOU told them about it!". I'll say "sorry, I don't remember. I don't even remember telling that person... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Only in Memphis Every once in a while I wish I was a great painter or a great photographer. I'll see something that should be captured forever,  something I wish I could show somebody else, then it's gone. My wife and I had gone out to dinner at one of my favorite places, Tsunami on Cooper. I like it so much because I get to wear jeans and the food is really, really good and they have small plates.  The mussels are one of the best things in Memphis. We were getting out ... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 12, 2021

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The Heats I've been watching lots of sports the last few weeks. I never really thought about June being the ultimate sports month, but it is.  The NBA playoffs are on, that's when the NBA guys actually start playing basketball, the regular season is just a warm-up.  Almost every team gets in the playoffs, the ones that don't are so bad that nobody cares. The funny thing to me is that when they really start playing hard, the scores of the games go down. Playoff games... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 5, 2021