Mack's Corner

This Week

The Ankle Jump I was putting out cones one week and I stepped on a rock that was just big enough to turn my foot sideways. I could feel my ankle start to go out. Over the years of having a weak ankle, especially the right one, I've learned to dive for the ground when I feel ankle about to give. I've probably avoided 5 broken ankles doing this. The only problem is the diving part. If it's my right ankle I dive right, left ankle I dive left. The conditioned... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 28, 2021

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Dinosaur feet After Katrina, we started doing all kinds of things to be ready in case that ever happened again. We bought generators, special lights, radios, beds, all kinds of stuff that we didn't have the year before when we really needed it. Of course, now we're also ready if Memphis has the big earthquake that everybody has been predicting for the last 100 years. So I'm in this disaster mindset when one day we were all sitting around the office and all of a... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 21, 2021

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In the Weeds A few years ago we were cooking dinner for a couples Valentine's night here at Hope. When we planned the meal the plate was supposed to have sautéed green beans on the side mostly as a garnish, maybe 6 or 8 beans at most, so we made that many. It got to be time to serve and we were sending out plates. Everything was working fine and I noticed that the first pan of beans was gone, but we had only served 1/4 of the plates. I only had one more pan of... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 14, 2021

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Free Tickets I was standing outside waiting for some friends at a concert we had here at Hope. (((I don't remember which one?))) I had their tickets. Several people came up to me and handed me 2 or 3 tickets and said "Here Mack, we bought these but our friends couldn't come, so give them away for us, OK?". Sure.  I like giving away stuff somebody else paid for. One person said, "Give these to somebody who REALLY needs them!". ok. ... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 7, 2021