Mike ( Mike in Louisiana) O'Rourke

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Mike ( Mike in Louisiana) O'Rourke

Postby Cecil » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:22 pm

PERSONAL INFORMATION
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Name? Mike O’Rourke
Age? 67
State/Province of residence? Louisiana
Marital Status? Widowed
-- How many years (if married)? Was married for 44 yrs
-- Wife's name (if married)? Janel
Children? 2
-- Boys/Girls? 1 boy 1 girl
-- Ages? 39 and 35

Grand Children? 3
-- Boys/Girls? 2 boys 1 girl
-- Ages? 15, 4, 2
Great Grand Children? 0
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets? no
-- Names, breeds, etc.
Line of work? USAF Sensor operator on AC-130 gun ship,X-Country truck driver, Land surveyor
Retired or working? retired
Degree's/Licenses/Certificates?

TRACTOR RELATED QUESTIONS
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Tractors and models owned? 75 cub, 41 John Deere H
-- Any other type of farm equipment? Cultivators for cub and hammer mill for JD

-- Combines?
-- Trailers?
-- Hay balers?
-- etc...
Are your tractors used for show or working? Cub is for working John Deere is for show
How much Land do you work (Acres)? 28
What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)? Farmall F12
What is your Cub's primary work? cut grass and garden before health problems
What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why? The one I have now (1975)
What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub? How quiet they are and how easy they are to work on
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time? cutting grass and cultivating garden
Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets? Easy to work on
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub? Electrical problems drive me to drink (Bud)
Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so? I have participated in 6 cub fests.

OTHER ENJOYABLE ACTIVITIES
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What other hobbies do you enjoy?

Do you hunt or fish? yes
-- What is your favorite game? deer
What is your favorite Sport? none
-- Do you have a favorite Sports team? no
Favorite Book?
Favorite Movie?
Favorite Actor/Actress?
Magazine(s) you subscribe to?
Favorite outdoor activity? Hunt and fish
Do you maintain a garden? Not any more (bad health)
-- How large?
-- What vegetables to you grow?
Do you maintain a personal orchard?
-- Type of fruit grown?
What is your favorite Quote or saying? If it's worth doing, do it right
Do you have any immediate goals in your life? Wake up tomorrow morning
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Re: Mike (Louisiana Mike) O'Rourke

Postby Mr E » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:00 pm

Wow, Mike, I never knew you were a cross country truck driver. You will have to fill me in at DSCF in February. :lol:
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Re: Mike (Louisiana Mike) O'Rourke

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:08 pm

And I would have never guessed he was a crewman on a Spooky. Wow!!! We'll have to talk next time we're in the same place. :D
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Re: Mike (Louisiana Mike) O'Rourke

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:02 am

At Cub tug, Mike & I had a good discussion about his stint as a Spooky crewman. He may, very well, have saved my bacon a couple times.

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Re: Mike (Louisiana Mike) O'Rourke

Postby John(videodoc) » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:55 am

1. Good to meet you Mike.
2. Air Force, huh, I was flight controls in KC/RC/EC-135's for several years late 80's. My tankers flew over Bagdad. Refueling them bombers and fighters, paying SoDamInsane a visit. :)

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Re: Mike (Louisiana Mike) O'Rourke

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:55 pm

Mr E wrote:Wow, Mike, I never knew you were a cross country truck driver. You will have to fill me in at DSCF in February. :lol:


Did it for for 15 years over the road and 5 years local in Alaska and in Florida about 3 years as a part time job. Nice when you have plenty of time off in the military.
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Re: Mike ( Mike in Louisiana) O'Rourke

Postby John(videodoc) » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:08 am

I was in Anchorage the early to mid 90's loved every minute. We drove up and drove down, what a drive.

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Re: Mike ( Mike in Louisiana) O'Rourke

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:39 pm

John, I drove it twice in the 70's and it was gravel road except for about 75 miles at White horse. How would you like to drive the haul road.
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"Roxie" - 144 Complete Cults'
"Sandy"(Done) 193 Plow
1950 Demo, "Billie"
-(Woods 59")
Corn Stalk Cutter
23a Disc
&
2005 Mahindra w/FEL
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: IL, Paris just off of Interstate 70

Re: Mike ( Mike in Louisiana) O'Rourke

Postby John(videodoc) » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:11 am

Mike in Louisiana wrote:John, I drove it twice in the 70's and it was gravel road except for about 75 miles at White horse. How would you like to drive the haul road.


Pulling my 5th wheel makes me a little nervous, wouldnt want any part of hauling anything up that road. When i went up in 92, there was still about 20 miles gravel. When we came down in 95, it was concrete/blacktop. Lots of frost heaves though.

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Re: Mike ( Mike in Louisiana) O'Rourke

Postby redfin » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:36 pm

Mike , I learned something about you here. I did not know you were a past Land Surveyor. See you in February if not before. :D

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Re: Mike ( Mike in Louisiana) O'Rourke

Postby Dan England » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:45 pm

Mike is a real gentleman. Always willing to help others. Dan

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Re: Mike ( Mike in Louisiana) O'Rourke

Postby Donny M » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:34 pm

Dan England wrote:Mike is a real gentleman. Always willing to help others. Dan


And it was always a pleasure to have him at the Tumble :!:


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