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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.
healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.
Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.
Biblical Aromatherapy in paperback,
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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.
Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
Life Purpose is to inspire my friends
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Mr. Eck with Chris Nichols, Al Nettles & Peter Frey.
Peter Frey, Andy Fraser & Laura Jaeger Fraser, Randy Manus
mother chatting with our old neighbor, Jeanne Jeffrey.
Well, she's not that old, lol.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was an honored guest and speaker at our reunion, posing here with Jennifer and Mindy Fine.
Sherry Ingram with Honest Abe.
And here with me.
Abe surrounded by Figen Gurdol & Jeanne Jeffrey.
Abe greeting Debbie Reed, with Jennifer & Mindy Fine looking on.
Debbie Reed with Abe Lincoln.
I wonder if old Abe knows Peter Frey cannot vote here?
Laura Jaeger, Mindy Fine, Figen Gurdol, Jeanne Jeffrey.
We just came for ice cream, right? On the right is my wife, Loretta Bike (Nanakuli, Hawaii, Class of 1981) who took many of these photos.
More ice cream.
John McKinney holds hands with Linda Cole, Randy Hawley looks pensive, Al Nettles forgets all his German with Mr. & Mrs. Eck.
The Class of 66 socializing at the Union Dairy.
More ice cream.
Bruce Holtan, Sherry Ingram & Al Nettles greet Abe.
Randy Manus & Cindy Dollarhide
Lincoln is the ultimate politician, always shaking hands and introducing himself, even to out-of-staters.
President Lincoln told us about the Freeport Doctrine, what it was, and its importance in politics in the 1850s.
Lincoln read to us the Gettysburg Address, just an afterthought at the time, but one of the greatest speeches of all time.
Mr. Lincoln talked about attending the Ford Theatre one evening in April, 1865, then everything went dark.
Sherry Ingram & Gregg Kaiser.
Chris Nichols, Randy Hawley & Linda Cole.
Bruce Holtan, Irma Cole (Linda's mom), & Sherry Ingram.
mother stealing Al Nettles' car.