Robert Bike


Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon


Teaching Reiki Master

Life Coach


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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!

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Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
April 17, 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 Polaris is the high school annual from Freeport High School, Freeport, Illinois.

All text and photos Copyright 2002 - present Robert L. Bike, except for direct quotes from the Polaris, and other uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1952

Irma Albright, D Anderson, Russel Anderson, Glen Auman Jr., Judith Austin

B Baker, Antonia Bamberg, C. Richard Banter, James Barnett, Mary Barrie, Raymond Bean, E Bebennus, Kenneth Beidler, Conrad Bittner III, James Blackmore, Van Bluemel, D Boggess, Ronald Bowen, Gwendolyn Mae Bower, Donald Breed, J. Gerry Briggs, Lawrence Brobst, Anne Brady, Delmar Brubaker, Carl Buffington, Judith Burrell, Richard Burright

Carl Cain, Alberto Calderon, Ginal Calkins, Betty Capion, A Carley, Veneta Casselman, Robert Castle, Nancy Chambers, Patricia Chambers, John Clarna, Donna Cline, Leon Couser Jr., Rita Collati, L Coofer, A. Wallace Cordes, Richard Cotherman, Francis Crothers,

Eunice Dame, Marvin Daughenbaugh, Charles Davis Jr. G Diestelmeier, Richard Dildine, Alan Doerr, Colette Dryer, Robert Duthler

Mavis Earnest, June Edge, Margery Eichmeier, Charles Ellis, Roger Erdmier, Carolann Euler,

D Faist, Gilbert Farnham, H Fenner, Joan Phyllis Ferguson, Joan Fickert, J Fosler, David Fouts Jr., Alice Freel, Donna Fry, Janet Furst,

J Garman, Gerald Garns, James Gastmann, George Geisberger, Charles Gibson, A Gillette, E Glass, B Graf, W Graff, Edward Griswold, R Gross,

Paul Haas, Richard Hamm, Sally Hance, J Hansen, Ronald Hansen, Roland Harbach, R Harrington, Ruie Harriss, R Heck, B Heimerdinger, E Heinrich, Mary Margaret Heiser, Nancy Heitz, Gloria Heitzman, D Herbig, Norma HIbst, Barbara Hickman, J Hill, James Hille, S HIrst, L Hoffman, Donald Holtum, Carol Homan, E. Kay Hopkins, H Horstmeyer, P Howell, Vivienne Huffman, Kathryn Huisinga, E Hull, Gerald Hunefield

Gerald Janssen, Marjorie Jeffrey, M. Jenkins, M Johnson, Roger Julius,

Doris Kaiser, R Kasten, K Keep, M Keith, Randall Keith, Donna Kent, Kay Kerlin, Raymond Kerr, William Kingsley, R Kish, C Kitchen, D Kittoe, Louis Klages, Robert Klaus, Carol Koch, Anita Koehler, Frederick Kortemeier, Phyllis Krahmer, Thomas Kubita, Jane Kuntz,

Donald Lawson, J Layton, Keith LeBaron, James Lebrecht, Roger Leid, D Lenz, D Leopold, Paul Lindfors, Wilma Long, Betty Lower,

Dixie Marcum, Ralph Marker, Dennis Martin, Keith Martin, Carol Maves, Richard Maynard, Joan Mazurane, Phyllis McCaffrey, Patricia McCoy, Donald McCulloch, W McGee, Myron McLain Jr., Katherine McNair, Donald Mead, Georgia Mellom, Sybil Mensenkamp, Elaine Meyer, H Midthun, C. Richard Miller, D. Ann Miller, Dorothy Miller, Robert Miller, D Mordick, B Morris, G Mosier, Allen Mullins, , Betty Morris, Shirley Murray, Robert Myers,

Beverly Nesemeier, Ray Nieman, Earl Nienhuis, Kathryn Novak,

Mary Opel, Dolores Otte, Frederic Oxley, Jack Oxley,

Kenneth Palmer, Donald Parriott, Floyd Pearson, K Penticoff, Darlene Piefer, Ronald Pinnow, Patricia Powers, M. Judith Price, W Price, Joyce Putnam,

Doris Rahn, Richard Recoy, Dwayne Reed, Mildren Renken, Roberta Rockey, D Rosemeier, Duain Royster, H Rowen, Rita Rudy, M Runkle, David Ryckman

Joanne Saeger, Rubin Salter, Dale Shasker, Shirley Schneider, JoAnn Schmidt, Rose Schmidt, Phyllis Schult, G Schutt, Richard Scovill, James Seitz, James Shoemaker, Thomas Shouer, Anna Slaght, Douglas Smith, Lyla Smith, Nelda Smith, Rose Smith, Gerald Snyder, Joyce Spangler, L Spedding, David Spencer, Ann Staas, LaVonne Stabinow, Esther Stearns, Robert Steele, Maynard Steffen, Ralph Steinke, C. Ann Stephenson, Mary Stick, Alan Stickle, Carol Stimpert, D. William Stock, Joyce Stout, R Strong, Marlene Swank, William Swift, E Symanek,

P Thruman, Carolyn Todd, Esther Toepfer,

Carol Valkema, B VanBuskirk, James Vehmeier, Betty Vincent,

Frederic Wagner, Geraldine Wagner, Phyllis Wahlstrom, E. Learia Walker, Barbara Webb, William Weimer, Kenneth Willhite, C Williams, Elaine Williams, H Williams, Robert Williams, T Williams, Anna Jane Wilson, R Wright, Jane Wolfensberger,

Patricia Yahnke, Harold Yeager, Jeanne Yoder, P Young,

Walter Zimmerman.

Van Bluemel

Van Bluemel is now an associate professor of physics at Worcester Polytechnical Institute.

In 1996, he was cited for his dedication to the education of his students, his integrity, his commitment to the highest educational aspirations, and his enjoyment of the interaction between student and teacher.

The citation noted that "Professor Bluemel's greatest impact has been through his outstanding advising of projects." - www.wpi.edu/Campus/Faculty/Awards/Teacher/1996

Carl Cane

Carl Cain

Carl Cain

The 1956 Olympic Gold Medal Basketball Team.
The 1956 Olympic Gold Medal Basketball Team.

Carl Cecil Cain graduated in from Freeport High School in 1952.

He was a member of the 1951 Freeport High School men's basketball team that won the Illinois State Championship.

He played college basketball at the University of Iowa, where he starred. He earned All Conference and All-American honors.

The Hawkeyes finished second in 1954, then won the Big Ten in both 1955 and 1956.

San Francisco, led by Bill Russell's 26 points beat Iowa in the 1956 national title game. Cain, a 6-3 senior forward, scored 17 points for Iowa.

The University of Iowa retired his #21 basketball jersey in 1980.

Carl Cain won a Gold Medal as a part of the 1956 Olympic Men's Basketball team in Melbourne, Australia. As far as I know, Carl Cain is the only Freeporter to ever win a medal at the Olympics!

1952 license plate

My father's 1952 license plate.

ad for Burgess Batteries

1952 ad for Burgess Batteries.

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Freeport High School

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