Mack's Corner

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I love Baseball My son Macky was a kid with special needs(CP), not really a kid, he was 35 when he died in 2018, it just felt like he was always 12. Macky was like most kids with special needs, he liked to do the same things at the same places all the time. He didn't really understand if we went someplace new, he liked the places he was used to. His favorite places were Huey's, Starbucks, and Hope. A "Macky special" at Huey's(kids meal with a Coke),... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 30, 2021

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Can you Smell it? I listen to a lot of audible books. I got an Ernest Hemingway book, Islands in the Stream (1970), just for a change from the New York Times bestsellers, you can only listen to so many mystery novels before they all run together and you can't remember if the bad guy was in this book or the one before. I'm usually reluctant to get old books because everything from the book to the writer, to the reader, is so outdated that they make me tired. But... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 23, 2021

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The Perfect watch For some reason about every other year, I get the idea that I need a better watch, one that not only tells me the date and time but does other things too. I had one that I really liked for about a week. It told me the altitude and temperature, you really need to know the altitude in Memphis, its 50 (now you know, you don't need the watch). And the temperature was always wrong because the place where the watch took the measurement was right next to my... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Parking with no pants I walked into the shower one day and noticed that the walls were moving. You could hit it with your hand and it would ripple like a curtain. The only thing holding it together was the grout between the tiles. So my wife got a friend who does tile work to come fix it. He replaced the sheetrock, studs, tile, everything. It looked great, but no showers in there for 3 days. Got to let stuff dry.  After you've lived in the same house for 19... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 9, 2021