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PK My Wife PK taught the 4-year-old Sunday school class at Hope for nearly 20 years, she did it every week. She usually had a big class, anywhere from 15 to 36 kids. When they would go to music or go out to play they had to have a way to know which kids go to which class. The teachers re-counted when they got back to be sure the kids ended up back where they belong. All of PK's kids had "PK" written on their hand with a washable magic marker before they left... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 29, 2022

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47 blocks of cream cheese I think one of the first things I would do if I was the President is make Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday. It's one day that is totally All-American and everybody loves it. If you don't like football, you've still got the commercials and the halftime show. Mostly it's just a good reason to get together with friends and have fun. There's nothing special you have to have like fireworks on the 4th or Turkey on Thanksgiving, you can... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 22, 2022

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The Easy way out I was talking to a friend of mine last week about getting people to be their best. I used to teach Title 1 Math (remedial Math) in Jr High school and I had kids all the time who thought they were stupid. People had told them that all of their lives and so they lived up to it. Turned out most of them were just as smart as anybody else...  One summer a friend of my wife's asked me if I would tutor his daughter in High School algebra and intro... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 15, 2022

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Recipes from my life I listen to a lot of Books on Audible.com. I was listening to "Recipes from my life" by Pat Conroy. He also wrote The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, The Water is Wide (Conrack was the movie)... In this book, he tells stories about his life. In one story his second wife is about to enter law school and she tells him "From now on you are in charge of cooking all the meals for the family!" He doesn't know how to cook anything,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 8, 2022