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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Mike Shaw (KD5CB)

March 5, 2015

I knew Mike for over 20 years. He was blind since birth, but could ham with best of them. His humor was sharp. I will miss him and our many on air chats and laughs. "Mike, your no dang good! Yeah, I know it, but you can't do anything about it?"

Contributed by: Matthew A. Erickson (KK5DR)

Mike was a joy to know. If you were talking to Mike you were laughing your butt off. Never heard a hateful word from his mouth. He acted as net control many times and did a great job even though he was blind. Ask him where he lived and he would say Hillsboro Tx , mostly.! What the hell does that mean??? Never knew what would come out of his mouth when he keyed up. We all miss him. He is listening to 3870 right now and laughing his ass off. The Good Lord has his hands full. RIP Mikey. See you on the other sideband.

Contributed by: Dennis Kippa (W5DPK)

Cornbread, you will be missed by all of the hams you talked with. I didn't know him that well but always enjoyed his character and laughter on the air. Be good, try not to piss God off too much. Ha

Contributed by: Greg Nolan (W5UDX)

I only knew him from the 3870 and 7245 before the nets. He was a bundle of fun and always kind. I will miss him.

Contributed by: John McAdams (KE5FAQ)

Mike was a friend to us all . He could do it all . I will never forget the time enroute to Weatherford Ham fest as Mike sat in back with Riesel Bob looking at Bob's Hog trapping photos commenting on each and questioning him on more details . I ask why Bob would show a blind man photos when he replied that Cornbread could really see couldn't he ? Walk down any aisle at any Ham Fest with Mike and at the end ask if he saw a particular radio. He would precede to lead you back down the row to that radio . Every time we left town was an experience all over . There was a time while dining in a Mexican restaurant on the circle in Waco as we returned from Belton. I mentioned a young mother feeding her baby at the next table . Cornbread turned his head trying not to stare began licking his lips and mentioning just how much he missed his mommy. Then there was another time when he locked himself in the Porti Pot at Belton . I searched all over for him . There he was inside , I could only tell him how to unlock the door by going inside the next one and locking my self in. Well Mike got out and had to tell me about the double latch. Next best thing to fishing with Mike was listening to him tell tall tales about his last trip. Then there were his many radios . He loved a different radio . I have traded with him and made him swear not to get rid of the new radio only to get home to find it was already gone . What a blessing we all had in Corn Bread ! See you again my friend Chuck Schultz Wq5B

Contributed by: Chuck Schultz (WQ5B)

Yet again, it was "CornBread in a barrel" night. I asked Mike, "Don't you get tired of being in the barrel?" He came back to me, "No, cause if they are busy picking on me, they are leaving some other poor bugger alone." Rest in Peace old buddy, I'll see you some day at that BIG hamfest in the sky.

Contributed by: Matthew A. Erickson (KK5DR)

I met Mike through my good friend Matt Erickson KK5DR. Matt introduced me to Mike at the Belton (TX) hamfest some years ago. I enjoyed the brief time I spent with Mike; he was full of fun and had a great sense of humour. I am saddened by his loss.

Contributed by: Adam Farson (VA7OJ)

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