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
June 15, 2015


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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 photos listed and other uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1956

Darrell E. Ackerman, James E. Anderson, Rodney Anderson, Thomas Ralph Anderson, Carl William Arndt, Kathryn Mary Ascher, Thomas G. Austin,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Norman Eugene Babcock, Mary Jane Babler, Charles F. Baker, Georgia Baker, Jeannine Ann Baker, Rex Bakerink, Gordon Lee Becker, Mary Lee Beem, Barbara Bell, Robert Bennett, Bruce Besley, Samuel Bess, Judy Bloyer, Marie Boltjes, Robert Borger, Margie Brick, Ronald Brubaker, Barbara Bruesch, Jack Bruni, William Paul Budenz, Barbara Burns, Wendy Jo Burt, Judith Ann Burton, Lorraine Burton, Ralph Busekros, George Buss, Samuel Buss,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Thomas Cali, Shareen Casel, Skip Castle, Donna Christensen, Donald Churchill, Carol Connery, Janice Connery, Thomas Cook, Sharon Cramer, Cy Crothers,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

James Dame, Donald DeBoer, Patricia Decklar, Barbara Deethardt, Judith Devon, Sandra Diddens, William Dorman, Karen Dorsey, Gloria Downing, Betty Downs, Roger Downs, Kay Dunsirn,

Janice Earring, Gary Eichmier, Larry Erb,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Margaret Farnam, Kay Fawver, Zandra Firebaugh, Judith Fletcher, Sherrill Fogel, Eugene Fowler, Roger Fransen, Edward Furdge, Frank Furst, Ned Furst,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Robert Geiser, Athanas Georgalas, Carl Giessel, Ann Glasow, Janice Graff, Frances Graham, Bonita Grier, David Gugger, James Gustafson,

Edith Haas, Willard Haas, Carolyn Hansen, Ronald Harnish, Joean Harnish, Richard Heffner, Ronald Heinrich, Richard Heitz, Hanna Henning, Joyce Hanze, Shirley Helbling, Janice Hepner, Nancy Hermann, Dolores Higley, Mary Ann Hill, Gerald Hille, Ruthann Hird, Carol Hoebel, Roger Homan, Patricia Horning, Carol Hubbard, James Hughs, James Huisinga, Judith Hunter, Wayne Hutchison,

Betty Ingold, Birdine Ingold, Donald Isely,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Carolyn Julius,

Thomas Kampmeier, Clifford Karl, Stanley Kasprzak, Mary Keene, Kenneth Kempthorne, Clinton Kenyon, Aletha Sally Kloepping, Susan Kramer, Kay Kriens,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Richard Lamia, Maurine Lane, Renco Lane, Lyle Lang, Gary L Lantz, William Larson, Mary LaShelle, Patricia Lee, Ralph Lenoir, Edwin Lewis, Judith Lightfoot, Joanne Loring, Carolyn Lutz,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Janice Maines, Joyce Marsh, Jerald Masters, Norma Maves, Amanda Maxey, Norman McGinness, Elizabeth Stearns McNary, Portia Palmer McNess, Clarence Bunky Mease, David Mellom, JoAnn Merck, Virginia Meyers, William Millard, Robert Miller, Roger Minkie, Sharon Moellenberndt, Gary Mohr, Todd Moore, Robert Moring, Donald Munz, Judith Ann Munz, Dean Bruce Musser, Thomas Edward Myers,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Judith Kay Nelson, Gerald G. Nevenhoven, Marlene Joyce Nevenhoven, JoAnn Niemeier,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Carolyn Ontjes, Bill Oxley,

Laura Mae Patrick, Joyce Ann Paul, Patricia Ann Paul, James LeRoy Peltz, Helen Elizabeth Penson, Marilou Penticoff, Charles Peters, Liz Pensor, Marilou Penticoff, Charles Peters, Anita Pfeil, Royce Piefer, Diane Plum, Marlene Price, Shirley Price,

Sandra Reed, Frederick Rhynders, Janis Richman, Kenneth Richmond, Rose Marie Rockey, Gary Rodzon, John Rutter, Charlotte Rye,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Juanita Sager, Eugene Saxby, George Schmelzle, Susan Schwartz, John Shipley, Jerry Shoemaker, Richard Simler, James Slade, Judith Smith, Marsha Smith, Michael Smith, Lee Snap, Ronald Snyder, Richard Sokup, Janice Soladay, Joanne Spaide, Dean Spielman, Richard Allen Steele, Ronald W. Steele, George Steimle, Judithann Stein, Janice Steinke, Sandra Lee Stewart, Eugene Stubbe, Ruth Elizabeth Stultz, Philip Thomas Switzer,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Paul Tafoya, Sonia Tate, Audrey Ann Taylor, Lynne Lois Taylor, Wayne L. Taylor, Georgia Ann Thruman, Ruby Triplett, Wallace Triplett,

Dieter Valk, John W. Voigt, Dorothy Vore,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Beverly Wade, Gladys Irene Walters, Philip Welty, Edith Ann Whitten, Connilu Widmer, Beverly Jean Wild, Gwendolyn Y. Williams, Gail Marilyn Witters, Duane Edward Woods,

Freeport Pretzels Class of 1956 photos

Suzanne Irene Yde,

Betty Lou Zerby.

Page scans courtesy of Tom Cook.

The 50th Reunion

Class of 1956 in 2006

Sandra Connilu Widmer Fann is now an accomplished harp player in Toronto, Canada. You can order CDs of her music on her website, www.sandrafann.com.

1956 license plate

My father's 1956 license plate.

Structo toys ad
Ad for Structo toys in 1956 magazine.

And, below, Structo toy boxes.
Bobby's Adventures in Structoland
Bobby's Adventures in Structoland

America's finest quality-price line of
scale model trucks and road building toys
Produced in the world's largest toy factory under one roof!

Structo toy trucks

1956 recipe book from
Grace Episcopal Church

Polaris Home

Freeport High School

Click on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.

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