Mike Martin

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Mike Martin
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Residing In Campobello, SC USA
Spouse/Partner Alesia
Homepage www.martin29322.com
Occupation Small Business Owner
Children Elizabeth, born 1967; Jennifer, born 1972, Sarah, born 2003
Military Service USAF  
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11.29.1015 This will be our first Christmas in our new home in Campobello, SC. Alesia and Sarah are excited and have started decorating. Alesia tells me she wants/needs a set of tires for her car and Sarah wants a paddle board for Christmas. Just a few days after Christmas Alesia and I will celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. Time has flown by since I proposed to her more than twenty years ago. Is it me, or does time go faster and faster for people our age in general? And so many changes in our world - the only thing that seems to remain a constant is our inability/reluctance to elect people into public office who have our best interest in their hearts instead of their financial well being. It's time for us to send our politicians to fight their wars and our young men to serve in Congress.

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God bless you, Mr. Gaskins, wherever you are. I signed up for French my junior year and after two days I told Mr. Gaskins I was dropping French and taking a study hall instead. I told him I didn't need French because I had no desire or means to go on to college. Mr. Gaskins talked with me and asked "What do you enjoy doing?" I told him I enjoyed tinkering with electrical stuff. I told him my dad had a TV repair shop and I loved working in it, but my dad passed away the prior year and we had to sell the shop. Mr. Gaskins took me across the street to the IEC and introduced me to the electronics instructor, Mr. Ed Becton, and they enrolled me into the electronics program, which was 1/2 the school day during my junior and senior years, as well as the summer between. This changed the course of my life. So thank you, Mr. Gaskins, for taking the time to talk to a lost soul and helping this teenager find direction in my life.

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Happy happy birthday, James, and God bless you and your family this coming year.

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Happy birthday! Bring out the Mallo-Cups!

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01.20.2018 I just read that Barbara Jean Holt passed away in 2012. She was 67 years old. Many years ago, I would drop in on Frieda's aunt, Sandel Battle Beamguard, at a rest home in Cheraw, SC. Miss Sandel was approaching 100 years of age and occasionally I would relay the sad news to her that a neighbor, fellow church member or friend from her hometown of Clover, SC, had passed away. Miss Sandel would ask: "How old was she?" I might respond that the person had been 89 or 92 or whatever, and Miss Sandel would shake her head and say: "Oh how young, how young." When I read about Barbara I found myself thinking: "She was 67. How young, how young."

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So... the debate continues: Why are we South Carolinians called "Sandlappers"? Are all South Carolinians Sandlappers or just we from the eastern, mid, western, top or bottom portion of the state? http://www.sciway.net/hist/sandlapper.html offers their explanations of the origin of the label but I've always heard it comes from, and I quote: "Dirt eaters," also called "clay eaters," "sandlappers," and other names, are individuals who regularly eat soil as part of their diet. It has been generally accepted that the practice of soil eating (technically known as "geophagy") was brought to America through the slave trade with Africa and the West Indies. Dirt Eaters | NCpedia
www.ncpedia.org/dirt-eaters". This practice was more common in Mississippi but NCpedia alslo states: "Dirt eating was also observed among Indians in the region. In general, however, the phrase "dirt eater" in North Carolina referred to poor whites who engaged in the practice." NCpedia says that people continue to engage in geophagy in parts of North Carolina and the South and are most commonly poor women and children.

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I just finished reading 'Gastonia 1929', written by John A. Salmond and published in 1995 by The University of North Carolina Press. It is the story of the Loray Mill strike of 1929. I found it to be a very interesting read. Many names and places jumped out at me – people I knew or knew of, places I’d lived or passed by. The book painted a pretty ugly picture of Gastonia, including politicians, the clergy, the police force, businesses, and the people. If you’ve read this book I’d like to hear your thoughts about it.

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Posted on: Feb 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Last Saturday morning I stepped out onto the deck when I got up at 0400. The big moon in the west, shining down on the lake was beautiful, I thought, so I decided to share it with you!
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Anyone know Johnny Weathers? Is he okay?

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Last Saturday morning I stepped out onto the deck when I got up at 0400. The big moon in the west, shining down on the lake was beautiful, I thought, so I decided to share it with you!
Posted: Feb 14, 2017 at 8:15 AM
Back surgery December 30th, 2016 (one last medical tax deduction). Now my top seven vertebra are happily fused together! Thank you Doctor Lim! Arthritis was the culprit. All done through a three inch incision in the FRONT of my neck. February 27th I can chuck the neck brace and (legally) drive again.
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Tax Time!