Mike Martin

Profile Updated: October 7, 2020
Mike Martin
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Residing In Campobello, SC USA
Spouse/Partner Alesia
Occupation Small Business Owner
Children Elizabeth, born 1967; Jennifer, born 1972, Sarah, born 2003
Military Service USAF  
School Story

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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Thank you for your service to our country and your service to God. Sunday School teacher for 30 years, wow.

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I missed you too! I hope all is well. God bless America!

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Posted on: Apr 07, 2020 at 10:31 AM

Happy happy birthday to Robert Bruce Rhyne, Luana Lovin (Mrs. Clyde Queen), Sara Lunell "Lu" Dickson (Mrs. Arey C. Little), Henderson Lee Howell, Barry McCoig, Georgia Kay "Peach" Pearce (Mrs. Roger Hayes), Brenda Kay Wooten (Mrs. Larry Trantham), James McDonald,Cal "Mallo Cup" Kaschub, Brenda Houser, (Johnson), Wanda Sue Brown (Neal), David Stubbs, and Linda Oneal.

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Well, you made it! I'm happy for you. Not everyone can realise their dream as you have done. God bless May and you!

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You can be very proud that you've accomplished all you have in your life.

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Happy birthday, Bill. And here's your birthday joke: A duck walked into a drugstore and picked up a tube of chapstick. Then he said to the druggist: "I want to buy this tube of chapstick. Please put it on my bill."

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Our prayers are with our men and women in the armed services as things with Iran heat up. I have a daughter, 16 years old, just a year younger than I was when I joined the US Air Force. She is changing schools after the Christmas break and will transfer from Army Jr ROTC to Air Force Jr ROTC. Her best friend joined the Army last spring, finished her basic training at Fort Jackson and is in technical training somewhere in Virginia. My heart aches for these and all young people for what they might see and experience in the next few years. I pray to God that He will keep our men and women safe from harm and that He will somehow make the politicians, both ours and theirs, seek peace over war.

I sat here mindlessly surfing the internet and I hit upon Irving Berlin on the Ed Sullivan Show, singing a song he’d written in 1939 and I’ll share the link with you: It’s “God Bless America” and the link is https://binged.it/2ZRp2Gh. I looked a little further and found a very unique version of our National Anthem along with a story of how it came about and containing information of which I was unaware. That link is: https://youtu.be/YaxGNQE5ZLA.

Another singer I’ve always loved is Ray Charles, and his version of “America the Beautiful” is special to me. That link is: https://youtu.be/CILIBlQ2D0Q. And then I came across a story about a teacher and her talkative student Mark, and my eyes became wet as I read the words as they scrolled across the screen of my monitor. I shed tears for Mark and for all of the 60,000 killed-in-action, over 150,000 wounded, and some 1,600 missing men and women. That link is: https://youtu.be/I0wUsp2a1ic.

Then I went to my favourite uTube video and that’s Red Skelton as he quoted from memory the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. Red explains the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, word-by-word, from a memorized lecture given to him by his 7th grade school teacher, Mr. Lasswell. The link is: https://youtu.be/hJNL_rhGDq4. Enjoy. And keep our men and women in the armed forces in your prayers.

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Another beautiful sunset viewed from the window in my cell
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Parabéns, Carmelina! Hoje é o meu aniversário também, e eu vou pensar em você como eu comemorar. Eu tive uma queda por você todo o nosso último ano!

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Another beautiful sunset viewed from the window in my cell
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Sarah ready for her first prom dance, 2017
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Sarah, just after she found out her group was named top Colour Guard in their division for the 2018 season. It took several hours before anyone else was able to pry the trophy away from her!
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My 15-year-old. Gawd I love her so.
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My favorite pet joke. So true...
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Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! My flag and my pirate canoe.
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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!