Receiving notification in March that a friend, Mike O'Rourke, had died was disheartening although not unexpected. Many of our readers know Mike as a lifelong resident of Bloomington and as an active member of the bar until his retirement. I, and many others know Mike as a friend, father and someone who had a great capacity to put a smile on our faces through his wit, his sense of humor and occasional expression of his prowess on a golf course.

I still shake my head in near disbelief when I think of the photo of Mike with his beloved "cheesehead" Packers hat atop his curly head, grinning like the Cheshire cat. It was not only entertaining but also indicative of Mike's personality which invited others to enjoy themselves even at his expense.

Steven Skelton, McLean

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