Robert Bike

Robert Bike

Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon


Teaching Reiki Master

Life Coach


Gift Certificates


Private classes.
Biblical Aromatherapy
Therapeutic Essential
Oil Massages
President of the Oregon Massage Therapists Association
& 2012-2013

I graduated from Freeport (Illinois) High School.
I'm a Pretzel!

FHS Reunions

Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
September 23, 2013


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Remarkable Stories,
Volume 1

by Robert Bike

Remarkable events have happened in Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois, and remarkable people have lived there. These are stories gathered about people and events from 1835 through World War II.

By no means complete, these are overviews of lives and events which shaped our country and our world. From events in the lives of Tutty Baker, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Guiteau, Leonard Colby, Jane Addams and Bob Wienand come stories that will amaze you. Welcome to Volume 1 of our living history.

The author lives in Eugene, Oregon, and works as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Life Coach. An amateur historian, parts of these stories and many more appear on this website.

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Biblical Aromatherapy

by Robert Bike

The Bible mentions about 232 plants by name, or closely enough to figure out what plant is meant. Of these, 24 are aromatic plants; that is, parts of the plants can be pressed or distilled to get an essential oil. Essential oils are the lifeblood of plants and have tremendous healing capabilities.

The healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.

Biblical Aromatherapy
discusses how the plants were used in biblical days and how you can use the essential oils from biblical plants.

Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.

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Olga Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard, featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
Here is a jpg scan.

Harriet Gustason, another columnist for the Freeport Journal Standard, has featured this website twice. Click to see pdf of articles:
June 29, 2012
November 3, 2012


"My Life Purpose is to inspire my friends
and clients to achieve
success, health,
wealth and happiness
by empowering them
to reach their potential,
while living in harmony
with each other, animals
and our planet."
Robert Bike

Robert Bike, LMT, LLC

The Freeport High School
Class of 1966
45th Reunion

Friday, August 26, 2011
6:00 pm Reminisce with Classmates
Hot and Cold Appetizers
Fresh Vegetables and Fresh Fruit
Mrs. Mikes and Cash Bar
Ebert's Cocktail Lounge
(above Four Seasons)
1100 W. Galena Avenue
Freeport, Illinois

Saturday, August 27, 2011
6 pm to 7:30 pm Social Time - Cash Bar
7:30 Sit Down Dinner
Freeport Country Club
1614 S. Park Blvd.
Freeport, Illinois

Questions? Please contact:
Diane Dixon Sorn, 815-275-2766 or countrygirl052370@yahoo.com
Vicki Sarles Standley, 815-233-5803 or standleyv@msn.com
Jeanne Jeffrey Mordick jjmordick@aol.com
Laura Jaeger Fraser laurafraser@afrasercpa.com
If emailing, put "Class of '66 Reunion" in subject line.

Is your class reunion coming up soon?
Contact me at
and I will add your class to my reunion page.
This is a free service to all classes of Freeport High School, Aquin High School or Highland Community College.

Roger Hayes, a 1965 graduate of FHS, played guitar & sang "Sentimental Journey", included photos from this website and from a real photographer, Dennis Schmidt, and put the compilation on YouTube.

And here's some Freeport teachers on You Tube!

Freeport Pretzel Mark Hollis, Class of 1999, qualified for the 2008 & 2012 Olympic Trials held here in Eugene. Here's some videos Mark in his event, the pole vault.

Two other athletes with Freeport connections competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials. Maggy Infeld ran the 1500 meters and her sister Emily Infeld ran the 5000 meters. Their father Michael is a 1976 Pretzel.

Here's a history of the Nomadds, a legendary Freeport band, written by Lee Garner.

Click here to join 66pretzels
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All Pretzels are welcome!
If you graduated from Freeport High School in any year,
join 66pretzels and get to know Pretzels of all ages.

Freeport High School
Freeport, Illinois

I saw on classmates.com a few years ago that 19 people from my class, 1966, had joined. While they do a fine job of keeping track of thousands of people, I didn't think they should have a monopoly on our class. So I created this page, which links to a Yahoo group where we can keep track of each other for free!

You can access our group using the link below or from the Yahoo! Groups "My Groups" page.
Group name: 66pretzels.
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/66pretzels.
Group email: 66pretzels@yahoogroups.com.
To join, you must have a Yahoo account, which automatically gives you an email account of unlimited size!

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In August of 2006, I went to my 40th high school reunion.

On this page and the four following pages are photos of Freeport High School and from that reunion.

Photos are of classmates, spouses, mothers, a teacher, and various others who happened by, including a former President of the United States (POTUS). I recognized very few of us. Whenever anyone new would walk in, the rest of us would say, "Who's that?", then when we'd find out who it was, we'd say, "Oh, wow!" I'll identify those I remember and as I have time.

There are some un-labeled photos. If you can let me know who is shown in the photos, I'll label all of them.

Sherry Ingram helped with the identification. If we got your name spelled right, and we got you identified properly, thank Sherry. If we blew it, blame me. If you have changes, email me at .

Follow these links to see photos of the reunion.
Scroll down to see photos of our beautiful high school.

Friday Night Reception

Saturday Luncheon at the Union Dairy and Debate Square

Saturday Night Main Event at the Four Seasons

Sunday Picnic at Krape Park's Flagstaff Hill

The Polaris (a history of Freeport Schools)

On Freeport!
L. M. Hiatt, Composer
(Hiatt was the first FHS band director in 1911, & wrote On Freeport! in 1922)

On Freeport!
On Freeport!
Crash right thro' that line.
Take the ball a-round,
Roll it on the ground.
You are go-ing fine.
Go on Freeport!
On Freeport!
Take our vic-t'ry through.
On, oh Freeport!
On, oh Freeport!
We are all with you.
Rah! - Rah! - Rah! Rah! Rah!
Freeport High School! Rah!




Somebody knew we were coming!


The front door on Moseley Street.

Freeport High School

Freeport High School


Freeport High School viewed from the corner of Empire & West.

The "new" gym.

The "new" gym.

Intricate detail work

Intricate detail work on the brick & tile mosaic.

spiral columns

I've seen a lot of high schools in my travels, but none compare to the beauty and intricacy of the work at Freeport High School. Notice the spiral columns with intricate tops, the arched bricks, and the pretty tile work.

brick & tile

Did we pay any attention to this beautiful brick work when we attended high school?


Freeport High School tower

The magnificent tower atop Freeport High School.
Have any of you been up there?

Pretzel Bowl

Freeport High School viewed from the east. The football field used to be a deep bowl, with the track running around the outside. The "Pretzel Bowl" is gone, and the track is in front of the stands. The football team has continued our winning tradition in recent years.

Freeport High School

Classrooms at Freeport High School.

front entrance

The front entrance to Freeport High School.

front entrance detail

Detail of the front entrance to Freeport High School.

Freeport High School can't be beat

Freeport High School can't be beat, in architecture, in sports, in education.

Friday Night Reception

Saturday Luncheon at the Union Dairy and Debate Square

Saturday Night Main Event at the Four Seasons

Sunday Picnic at Krape Park's Flagstaff Hill

Way back up to the top

The Polaris

Freeport in 1954

Freeport in 2002

Freeport in 2006