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RE: Who is / was this guy?

Mike was a real fun guy. A vinyl lover who had a basement full of vinyl. Mike also did reviews and there are several on the net. Mike had a way with words too. He often finished his posts with something interesting by his signature such as this " Music. Window or mirror? "

I'm happy we met and got together a few times.


Check out this letter to the editor he wrote to his local paper:

Letter to the Editor: What happened to helpful neighbors?
Public Opinion Online
Updated: 02/19/2010 12:45:43 AM EST

How do neighbors watch as a 60-year-old woman shovels her entire driveway? Perhaps it's because she looks 40. Perhaps they felt our son, who works odd hours, should have done it.

Perhaps they thought I should do it. I'm able to stand for two or three minutes at a time before my arthritis forces me to sit down. Surely, I should have been out there instead of my wife.

Perhaps they feel everyone can afford a snowblower. Why didn't we have one? Shame on us! "Ooooh, I thought they might be offended!" is the only stupid excuse I can think of.

I shoveled my neighbor's walk after every snowfall when we lived in town. I didn't expect a 75-year-old woman to do it, and I never bothered asking her if she would "mind" if I did it.

I'm shocked and dismayed. I was angry, but that was not the response I should have had -- it should have been sorrow that I have neighbors who have no cares but their own. Good people, I imagine some would call themselves Christians.

Anger, shock, dismay, and ultimately amazement and sorrow for those people who have forgotten to care for others.

A Mennonite farmer stopped and helped my wife today. I thank him for us and for our neighbors.

And of course, I must thank my neighbor directly across the street for using his snowblower to clear access to the mailbox. His sits directly beside ours.

Michael Peshkin



"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936

Edits: 06/30/15

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