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Location: Laingsburg, MI.
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I've lived in Laingsburg most of my life, accept for a 2 year stint in the Army in 70-72 where I was stationed in the Fulda Gap in Germany. That's about 1 Kil. from the east/west German border. It was a missile base and we were considered fodder as far as the Army was concerned. I got out 2 months early and went back to college which I was doing before I got drafted, twice actually. Once in the old draft in Sept. of 69, then I received orders not to report, that they were starting a new draft, and chances were good I would'nt have to go. Well my lucky number came up 85, so I was drafted in April of 70 and became a radioteletype operater/armored personal driver/mechanic. Go figure. I did'nt know one end of the old radios that they had there, let alone the hulking tank I had to drive. It was during Veitnam and I had very mixed feelings about the war as did many people at the time. However, as I arrived home in my dress greens there was a lot of negative attitudes being displayed towards me and the uniform which made me bitter for a long time. I did'nt want to go, but I did and I am proud of that fact to this day, I did my duty when called upon. I am proud of our men and women that serve today. It's a whole new ballgame for them. God Bless Them All. SEMPER FI

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 2744 days ago

Hi Mike.
Maybe you can give us a report on the O’malley Router you bought. Tell us how you like it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Obi

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#2 posted 2742 days ago

Hickory is a nice accent for your Maple kitchen. My website home page is the first kitchen I ever designed and it was Maple. See it at: http://www.ye-olde-cabinet-shoppe.com/

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oscorner

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#3 posted 2674 days ago

You’re quite a guy, Mike! Now, when are you going to post some shop pictures?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Budman

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#4 posted 2613 days ago

Howdy neighbor, Sorry it took so long to respond to your comment… Yep, I’ve drove thru Laingsburg a time or two (somewhere around Bath as I recall)… Our place in Harrison is a little south of town, right off the freeway… Just off Mannsiding Rd, real close to SnowSnake Ski Mountain (if you remember seeing that). Sounds like my brother in-law has 120 acres close to where your buddy had land, he is on Harding Ave, that’s about 5 miles west of town… Yep, I too like the fishing around here… Budd Lake is good, but there are little lakes all over the place…
Nice to meet you Buddy
-Rick
aka Budman

-- Rick, Michigan, rick.blodgettoil.com

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TreeBones

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#5 posted 2574 days ago

Thanks Mike, for all your support, because of people like you I am proud to be a part of this great site. You have some cool projects to be proud of. If you were closer we could get together but I don’t even go to the store unless were out of food so I probably wont be out your way any time soon.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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David

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#6 posted 2572 days ago

Hey JockMike, I never got to give you a hardy welcome to the best wiidworking community. I am catching up on postings today, so Welcome to LumberJocks!

This is the premier member based woodworking site.

Tom is looking for some tools to borrow, so please check out the LumebJocks CTS (CyberToolShare) feature.

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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 2569 days ago

Doing the “shuffle” thing today Mike…sorry I never got to greeting you before today. I enjoy all your posts JockMike. Take care Mike.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2470 days ago

Hi Mike,
I’m sorry I’ve been kind of slow answering your last comment. It’s nice to know that someone misses you. I’ll have to keep posting so you know I’m still kicking.
It sounds like you have quite a set up for fishing. If you launched that boat on our lake, the water level of our lake might come back to normal. LOL!
Pull that fish finder wife of yours out of the water, & give her a big Hug!

Your Buddy, Dick

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Scott

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#9 posted 2445 days ago

Hello Mike

I enjoyed reading your bio. I grew up in royal oak, went to Michigan tech for college and fell in love with the outdoors. I lived in traverse city for 11 years after college and moved to kentucky in 1995. I still have my boat set up for salmon but I can’t seem to find time to bring it back to MI to fish.

Have a great day, Scott

-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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RAH

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#10 posted 2432 days ago

Mike, From time to time I have seen you respond that you are a veitnam vet. I want to thank you for your service, I had many friends and relitives drafted a few died many came back. The drafted ended two months before I turned 18, my son just returned from Iraq.

Thanks again, Ron

-- Ron Central, CA

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2431 days ago

Hi Mike! I really like your new avatar. A very handsome couple.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 2431 days ago

Thats my baby daughter Dick, we’re in my boat on Lake Mich. out of Frankfort. Her name is Raenee but we call her nae for short. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 2431 days ago

A very pretty daughter!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 2430 days ago

Now this is my wife the lovely Mrs Wurm, although 35 yrs ago. I gotta get a recent pic of us.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2430 days ago

GEE!
You also have a trophy wife.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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