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!

FHS Reunions

Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
March 27, 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 photos listed and uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1959

The cover of the 1959 Polaris.

Vivian Allbriton, Bette Amans, Tom Andersen, Anthony Anderson, Harry Anderson, Jack Armstrong, Spencer Artman, Marlys Ascher, Susan Auvinen,

Janis Backus, Jeff Baker, Sandra Baker, SueEllen Baker, Rhoda Bartling, Kay Bauch, Dennis Becker, Richard Beem, Elsworth Biedler, JoAnn Black, Terry Blunt, Keith Boelke, Donna Bollon, Edith Bonebright, Karon Book, Marvel Borchardt, Barbara Born, Gerald Bowden, Tom Brillhart, Raymond Brockhill, Gretchen Brunka, Virettia Burmeister, Sharon Busker,

Senior photo of Fred Kluth, who provided the scans shown here.Jack Cabot, Eleanor Canfield, Senora Carol, Lee Carter, Marie Casiana, Nancy Clark, Judy Clark, John Conner, Jerry Cook, Judy Coomber, Carol Crandall, Judy Crummer, Jim Cummings,

Marion Dale, Larry Dame, Maxine DeVon, Dorothy Diehl, Gail Dietrich, Carol Dilly, Larry Donmeyer, Frank Dyson,

Jere Beth Earing, Jerry Edler, Joel Edler, Linda Eichemeier,

Carol Falk, Jack Faull, Dorothy Fawver, Wayne Fawver, Donald Fehr, Janice Finkenbeiner, Sharon Fisher, Terry Fisher, Angelene Fitch,

Bill Gage, Gerald Gale, Dan Gassman, Tom Gelwicks, Russel Gennusa, Gerrald Gift, Duncan Gilchrist, Keith Gingrich, James Gorham, Hulda Gravenstein, Diane Green,

Judy Haight, Violet Hall, Myrna Harnish, Larry Harnish, Lloyd E. Hartman, Sandra Hayner, Robert Heilman, Jeannine Held, Carol Helms, Joan Hendricks, James Herbig, Gloria Herendeen, Ron Hesselbacher, Verlie Hesselbacher, Patricia Hildebrandt, Percy Hilton, Richard Hiteman, Tom Hoefle, Lillie Holland, Marilyn Holland, Gerald Hoot, Donna Hubbard, Jacqueline Hughs, Jerry Hunter,

Herbie Jacobs, Jack James, Marvin Janssen, William Janssen, Roger Janssen, Andrea Jarvey, Barbara Jenner, Janice Jenner, Anita Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Harry Johnson, Joyce Johnson, Monroe Johnson, Karen Jones, Don Julius,

Janice Kasperzak, Barbara Kaufman, Julia Keaton, Mary Jo Keller, Rosalie Keller, Terrence Kerlin, Karlene Ketelhut, Marv Klemm, Galen Kline, Nonie Klosa, Fred Kluth, Larry Knauff, June Kneller, Karen Koch, Judy Korn, Joyce Kortemier, Patrick Krall, Sandra Kubatzke, Carl Kunkle, Sharon Kunkle, Delores Edna Kurschner, Carole Kutchback,

In Memoriam - Larry PoppMike Lafayette, James Lang, Mary Lou Law, Esther Lawson, Carol Lee, Don Lee, Kent Lincoln, Mary Ellen Locke, Sandra Loewe, Bob Loring, Tom Loughlin, Penelope Luckado,

Stanley Maddrell, Kaliopee Malagaris, Gary Marshall, Roosevelt Mazique, Patricia McCarthy, Bryan McGinnis, Nancy Mead, Phyllis Meads, William Mercier, Mary Lou Meyers, Don Miller, Gerald Miller, Ronald Miller, Don Moore, Bill Morrow, Don Morse, Doris Moss, Alfred Moy, JoEllen Myers, Roger Myers,

Joyce Nast, Joan Nast, Susan Nath, Kay Neberman, Ernie Neidermann, Carol Sue Nelson, Norm Neuges, Dan Nichols, Anna Marie Niemeier, Carol Noeske, Bob Norton, James Nye,

Marcia O'Donald, Bruce Olson, Lynn Osheroff,

Jim Padfield, Audrey Palmer, Elizabeth Parker, Philemon Pearson, Henry Perdue, Linda Peters, Tony Pfeiffer, Norm Pfile, JoAnn Phillips, James Pinnow, Gail Pittsley, Larry Popp, Dennis Pratt, Barbara Price,

David Ramm, Gerry Rausch, Jerry Rehfeldt, Christine Reutner, Sharon Richmond, Nancy Richtman, Kay Rosenberger, Neale Ross, Pam Russell, Barb Rutenbeck, Diane Ryckman,

Erma Sanman, Roger Schauer, Judy Schemelpfenig, Neel Schmitt, Charlene Schnell, Wanda Schult, Nancy Schumayer, Sue Schwerke, Suellen Secker, Cynthia Seeley, Jewel Shelly, Lou Ann Shelly, Lois Sherwood, Harriet Shipley, Jack Shoemaker, Mary Lou Shoemaker, Sharon Siegmeier, Richard Slade, Nicholas Smith, Steffanie Smith, Cynthia Snyder, Judith Solace, Rita Solowjow, Joyce Spielman, Connie Stabenow, Janice Stadermann, Barry Stallard, Charles Standring, Ardeth Stebbins, Shelby Stebbins, Nina Steele, Gloria Stees, Karen Steffen, Eleanor Stewart, Judy Stockton, Sandra Stoltz, Justin Strock, Karen Stucky, Janice Stumbaugh, Tom Swank,

Judy Tate, LaDonne Taylor, Joe Taylor, James Tegle, Nancy TerHark, Mary Kay Thompson, Preston Thompson, Rosa Mae Thompson, Patricia Thruman, Tom Thurston, Dan Toelle, Bill Toepher, Kay Tuell,

John Uhlar,

Carmen Vallarta, Gerald Vincent,

Anderson Wacaser, Franklin Walker, Charlene Wastel, Marshall Weir, Sandra Welty, JoAnn Wesson, Alice Whiton, Delores Wild, Linda Wild, Albert Williams, Fred Williams, Frances Wilsey, Mary Beth Wilson, Charyl Wing, Roy Witt, Fred Witte, Donna Kay Wolfe, Richard Wolfe, Leland Workinger, Melvin Wright, JoAnn Wuthrich,

Micheal Yeager, Katherine Yoder, Judith Young.

Many thanks to Fred Kluth for help with his Class of 1959.


Bicycle plates for me & my sister.

Bicycle plates for me & my sister.

1959 license plate

My father's 1959 license plate.

1959 Colorado plate

Harold Kissell's 1959 plate for the mobile home he bought in Colorado.

1959 Burgess ad.

1959 Burgess ad.

Rawleigh's 1959 Almanac.

Rawleigh's 1959 Almanac.

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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