Wow! Mike was the first one I butted heads with when I joined here. I really disliked him, and I'm sure he equally disliked me. I even went so far as to find a picture of him, and use it as my avatar, as a joke and to get under his skin. Seems so stupid now.<br><br>My best wishes to Mike and his family. If he cannot be cured, I hope he goes in peace. We'll miss you Mike (even me!).<br><br>
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Who ever knew it would be so painfully felt, the loss of someone you never met face to face. But it does and I am sitting here stunned and in tears. What beautiful pages of pictures he left behind. <br>Mike's pics<br>In spite of all the razing about the D70 club I am glad he got the pleasure of being a member. I knew he was having problems but was hoping for the best. This came far too quick. I pray for him and for Lena that she has the strength to get through this. Turns out feelings for virtual friends are real after all.<br><br>
Oh, poor Mike. Poor Lena! This just isn't supposed to happen, and yet it's something we all have to get used to. That doesn't make it any easier to get used to it. Life is just a journey, and we make the best of the scenery and stops along the way. Mike has been someone who has certainly done that, and he's shared those things with us. I think back of all the pictures and stories he's posted over the years, and it makes me happy that Mike shared his life with us. I vicariously imagined my own house being built where Mike's is, with a few cool cars out front, and a nice boat just a few minutes over in the harbor. Mike's one of the reasons I have continued to come over and read the forum here at MacMinute. He has always been one of my favorite MacCentral folks, and this split has made it hard to stay up with everyone. I literally just found out about Mike's condition, thanks to a dear friend who sent me an email about it. I'm still in shock. <br><br>Hoping and praying for some sort of miracle cure isn't being insensitive to Mike's reality. It's just a plea to the unknown not to do this to us. If Mike's in a coma now, he can no longer hear us. But we have to vent somewhere, to each other at least. <br><br>It is my wish, and I believe it would be Mike's, that his condition becomes a wake-up call to all of us to drop the petty differences that have divided us, so that we treat each other as friends and family again. That would be a wonderful and tangible legacy to attribute to Mike's inspiration. Life is just too short not to share and be mutually supportive. <br><br>God bless you, Mike. I wish I had told you more how you've inspired me over the years. It's just not fair that now, on the verge of fulfilling your dreams, they get dashed against the rocky surf. I pray for your peace, and for Lena's recovery to whatever the future holds. From what I've seen, you've had a great life this far. That is the reality I'll hold on to.<br><br>Shooshie<br><br>[color:green]Pictures and things</font color=green>
I'm stunned. I thought Mike was just taking a hiatus too. We had a few good D70 PMs. I didn't know him as well as most of you. But I liked him. <br><br>I went through 2 years of chemo and radiation in the late 80s. It is really horrible stuff. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. This is just terrible.<br><br>I'll really miss his input around here.<br><br>
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