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Contributors to this thread:
ar troy 01-Jul-15
HA/KS 01-Jul-15
Shuteye 02-Jul-15
bad karma 02-Jul-15
Thumper 02-Jul-15
Spike Bull 02-Jul-15
Zbone 02-Jul-15
Hunting5555 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
Zbone 02-Jul-15
Shuteye 02-Jul-15
ar troy 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
HA/KS 02-Jul-15
Salagi 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
Shuteye 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
itshot 02-Jul-15
Shuteye 02-Jul-15
HA/KS 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
ar troy 02-Jul-15
Anony Mouse 02-Jul-15
itshot 02-Jul-15
TD 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
Thumper 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
HA/KS 02-Jul-15
NvaGvUp 02-Jul-15
HA/KS 02-Jul-15
Nomad 02-Jul-15
Seapig 02-Jul-15
Spike Bull 03-Jul-15
orionsbrother 03-Jul-15
bad karma 03-Jul-15
slade 03-Jul-15
Thumper 04-Oct-18
Seapig@work 04-Oct-18
NvaGvUp 04-Oct-18
Annony Mouse 04-Oct-18
Annony Mouse 04-Oct-18
From: ar troy
01-Jul-15
slade made an old eyes comment elsewhere, and it made me think of Ojibwa. I haven't seen anything from him in quite a while. Do any of you who know him personally know how he is? I miss his posts, his wisdom, and his way of "speaking." We have an embarrassment of riches in the regulars here, but Ojibwa always seemed like he spoke to my soul.

From: HA/KS
01-Jul-15
I was thinking about the wise one the other day also.

From: Shuteye
02-Jul-15
I was thinking about him also.

From: bad karma
02-Jul-15
I certainly hope Mike is doing well. Good man.

From: Thumper
02-Jul-15
I've also missed him posting, one smart fella.

02-Jul-15
Ojibwa, always looked forward to by all.

Prayers sent, I know they are welcomed regardless of his current state of being.

From: Zbone
02-Jul-15
Sorry to hear, I take it he has been ill or something?

From: Hunting5555
02-Jul-15
I hadn't thought about him in a while. That was one wise ole owl!!

Zbone, he was going blind. Last he posted, he was using just about every help the computer had for him to be able to post. I'm guessing he must have reached the point he could no longer see.

02-Jul-15
his is my most memorable bowsite personality and that is saying something.....

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
Zbone,

Mike is well into his seventies and has had vision problems for the past several years.

I, too, was thinking about him just a few days ago. I looked to see if I had his address or phone number, but couldn't find it. The last I saw him was in 2007 when he and his wife, Lynne, met me for dinner when I was in Honolulu to meet with a client.

To the best of my knowledge, he's still living there.

Mike is a great gentleman and has one of the most amazing life stories you'll ever hear.

From: Zbone
02-Jul-15
So sad to hear, always liked his posts, I wish him the best...

From: Shuteye
02-Jul-15
We used to sit on a porch in Tennessee, with adult beverages, and solve the problems of the world. My wife and daughter really liked Ojibwa. They could make a movie about his life. He hates it when Obama visits Hawaii because he can't even walk to the beach or have coffee with his old buddies due to all the streets being blocked off by security. Mike lives right where Obama stays when he is in Hawaii.

From: ar troy
02-Jul-15
Sounds like some really good fortune there Shuteye. I'd be happy right now just to see another "Aloha and Aho,"

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
Lex,

Do you have his contact information? If so, please PM me.

You are absolutely right about a movie of his life.

Correct me if I err here, Lex, as you know him far better than I do.

Mike is an Ojibwa Indian who grew up dirt poor on the Upper Michigan peninsula. They didn't even have indoor plumbing.

Yet his curiosity about almost everything led him to become very knowledgable about many things. He got into Notre Dame on his own merits, long before anyone ever thought about affirmative action.

As I recall, he's been on the top of some of the tallest mountains in the world, as well as at the bottom of the deepest oceans. He's been in a hundred or so countries over his life and had a Top Secret security clearance from the military.

He was treated like a top staff officer when he was on a military base, and I'll never forget him telling me a story about that. He'd be chauffeured onto a base in a flag officer's car, which was pretty cool, because here's this Ojibwa Indian with a long pony tail being treated like a General Officer!

Mike might just well be the most widely accomplished and interesting guy I've ever met. That he is also a conservative makes it just that much better!

02-Jul-15
He was an Army Ranger and is a lawyer in addition to a being a Marine Biologist I believe. His brother is a Catholic priest.

If he finds out we are talking about him like this it could be irritating to him....

I agree about the movie...or least a book....

02-Jul-15
....maybe it was Oceanography and not Marine Biology.

Either way he is more accomplished than a normal person could be in several lifetimes.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
SA,

I think it was Oceanography.

I seem to remember that he and another guy designed a bathyscaphe that allowed scientists to dive deeper into the oceans than they ever could previously.

From: HA/KS
02-Jul-15

HA/KS's Link
From December of 13:

Jack and All,

Thanks to everyone for your concerns!

Our neighbors and us have made aware of this for a few weeks. We are not happy! Already we have has eoad blockages and traffic restrictions from the Honolulu side of the Island and in Kailua, which will continue. The closures are called "caravan training for the police and other enforcement agencies by the authorities. There is training for waterway closure and security. (There goes access our boats to Kailua Bay and the ocean, including our beach for three weeks at our prime family vacation time of the year...an annual tradition for our families and visiting relatives and friends...CLOSED! But we'll see a lot of patrol gunboats parked in my backyard and near them patrolling all night. Additionally, Secret Service vans and cars will be parked on our and other streets and front lawns. Frankly, a lot of neighbors and I are pissed!

I gotta stop "writing" now. my vision is almost totally gone right now. This is why I haven't responded to this thread or posted lately.

Wife and I will have some more comments later. I need her eyes...and "brain", too!

Mike

From: Salagi
02-Jul-15
I miss his posts.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
Mike was always insightful and a gentleman with his posts.

He was particularly great at skewering GJ's socialist, "you didn't build that" garbage.

Given Mike's amazing life story, GJ lost any and all the advantages he thought he had with the rest of us by default.

From: Shuteye
02-Jul-15
I lost all the e mails and information I had on Mike when my computer crashed. Lost a lot of pictures too but now I keep every thing on a card as well as my computer. I can remember, like it was yesterday, when he shot a hog with a long bow. It rolled all the way down a steep hill and Mike did too. He was stove up but still managed to get around. He and I were still hunting along a ridge and my hog stayed right on top of the hill and almost dropped in it's tracks. We were happy campers. My cousin thought it was one of the neatest things when a real Indian, with a long bow, killed a boar hog. Those were the days. Mike has my greatest respect and admiration. My wife and daughter share my admiration and respect. He gave us a bunch of macadamia nuts and boy were they good. Can't get em' like that in Food Lion.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
WOW!

I just got off the phone with Mike and Lynne after an awesome :30 conversation.

Mike has pretty much lost his vision and much of his hearing, but it was clear he has not lost any of his mental faculties, nor his sense of humor.

He's 81 now and just returned from a trip to Michigan to visit with family and friends, as well as reconnecting with his heritage.

He can no longer see well enough to post on Bowsite, but Lynne said she'll try to do so on this thread once they fix some computer problems.

Talking with the two of them just now didn't just 'make my day,' it made my month, if not my entire year.

Kyle

From: itshot
02-Jul-15
Kyle, that's great!

Good to hear he is traveling and doing well

From: Shuteye
02-Jul-15
That is a relief.

From: HA/KS
02-Jul-15
Thanks Nva. I am sure that you shared our respect for and appreciation of him.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
Greg,

Thank you SO MUCH for digging up his number!

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
Henry,

You bet your life I did!

From: ar troy
02-Jul-15
Alright! So glad to hear he is doing well. Thank you Nva for making that contact and reporting back. Good work, gentlemen!

From: Anony Mouse
02-Jul-15
That is really great.

Wish I had known that Mike and Lynn had come to MI...I would have driven to the UP just to say hi.

I've often offered to Mike that I would be honored to edit his autobiography. At this point, I would be willing not only to do that, but transcribe any dictation he made.

I used to correspond with Mike's brother Clarence before he passed. I wish I had been more computer astute as all those emails were never backed up and lost.

I have a file somewhere of an unfinished project where I collected many of Mike's post here and elsewhere on the Bowsite. Time to find it and finish that.

Lynn...make sure you give a special hello to Mike when you read this thread. He has been in the number one spot on my list of people met virtually whom I would love to meet in the real world.

Kyle...sending you an email.

From: itshot
02-Jul-15
Kyle

just glad that somebody was able to make contact, he always had great input on here, a rational man with sound beliefs and values

we need more like him

From: TD
02-Jul-15
That is great news... I was very tentative opening up this thread.

I haven't been here as long as many of you, but "listened" a great deal to anything and everything Mike had to offer. Facts, logic and a great human spirit. Funny too!

If he "reads" this I hope he knows how much he means to a good many people.

A hui hou..... and aho....

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
Tom,

I went through a lot of tissues wiping my eyes as we chatted. I may have a tough exterior here at times, but things that bring out integrity, patriotism, love, shared values, and character make me tear up every single time.

From: Thumper
02-Jul-15
Kyle, thanks for the update. Can't wait to read Mike's words again. Mike writing a book would be great!

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
Chris,

At this point, he'd have to dictate it.

Never-the-less, what a great read it would be!

From: HA/KS
02-Jul-15
I can't help but think that if it was ever Mike's job to make a person disappear they would not have to worry about filing their next Income Tax. I mean that with the greatest respect. For some reason he always reminded me of "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy."

He seems like someone who could do anything they thought was important enough to do.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Jul-15
I'm thinking I might just have to fly to Honolulu soon just to see him again while I still can.

From: HA/KS
02-Jul-15
Nva, many of us do not have that option. Many of us do not know him that well, but if we had been on-line friends and I had the opportunity I would go.

From: Nomad
02-Jul-15
Very cool to hear he's well!

From: Seapig
02-Jul-15
I second TD...very tentatively opened this thread.

I remember Mike from his 'Hudson "Mike" Hascall' days on the Bowsite. He's a great guy with a great sense of humor and I miss his posts.

03-Jul-15
Thanks, Nva!

03-Jul-15
"If he finds out we are talking about him like this it could be irritating to him.... "

For what it's worth, I don't think that it's necessary to refrain from speaking well of someone until they can't hear it.

I don't know Lynn and Mike like many of you do, but I recall the timbre of his posts and salient points he made.

So, Lynn, if you're reading this or Kyle, if you go visit, please pass along well wishes and let Mike know that there are many of us that have a good impression of him. Please give him a hearty handshake.

If that irritates him, please smile and let him know that's common. I irritate my wife too.

From: bad karma
03-Jul-15
I think Mike would take this thread as intended, as he did Kyle's telephone call. I'm sure of it.

From: slade
03-Jul-15
Jack,

Just Do It!

From: Thumper
04-Oct-18
Best wishes for Mike!

Kyle, any headway on the book?

From: Seapig@work
04-Oct-18
Best Wishes for Ojibwa, aka Hudson (Mike) Hascall!

May he ride out this storm and his Phoenix rise again! hehehe

From: NvaGvUp
04-Oct-18
Thumper,

The last I heard, Jack had not gotten any response from Mike or Lynne.

Dang!

From: Annony Mouse
04-Oct-18
Mike was reluctant about an autobiography. Lynn said she would talk to him. I wasn't able to get time to visit him (time/another island/flight schedule) when I was in HI for Carrie's wedding as I had hoped.

Haven't heard from them, but should call just to say hi and check up on them. On my "to-do" list.

However, I do have a lot of material from the Bowsite and will try to put together it in some sort of order this winter when I spend more time inside. What I have will probably be not enough to print a book, but I will try to make it available as an ebook for those who appreciated his comments and tales. Unfortunately, in our house fire, I lost all of the communications I had with his brother Clarence before he died.

Don't think there should be any fees for downloading, but might accept donations and send Mike and Lynn a gift from his friends here...

Look for an update sometime late December. I have a lot on my plate now as my wife retires next year and we are relocating to WY. Lots to do.

04-Oct-18
AM, are you retired?

From: Annony Mouse
04-Oct-18
Yes...sort of. No job, lots of work/projects that need to get done before winter. Spent yesterday brushogging and mowing...and a couple hours hunting.

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