Mark Robbins

Profile Updated: October 3, 2018
Residing In Kingsland, TX USA
Spouse/Partner Donna Louise Duecker
Homepage h2rodeo.com/pubs
Occupation Retired on A Short Leash
Children Colby, born 1979, Jacksonville, FL
Lara, born 1980, Newport, RI
Military Service U.S. Navy  
School Story

There was a day at school when there was a pep rally. We were required to attend the pep rally but some of us were outside playing frisbee. Mr. Davis(?), Vice Principal Student Affairs, came out and yelled at us to get to the pep rally and grabbed the frisbee and tore it in half.

Try that! OMG

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Nov 06, 2018 at 10:42 AM

Posted on: Nov 05, 2018 at 3:12 PM

Your smile is as bright and warming as always! It was great to see you.

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Posted on: Nov 05, 2018 at 2:51 PM

I've been trying to get your album "Vaya la Playa" to play from Spotify on Alexa. Not happening yet, keeps confusing it with somebody else. When the Spotify account holder gets home Im definitely getting it.

Also, thanks so much for reading "We Republicans"! It meant so much to me to hear you talk about some of the processes I suggested.

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It was great to see ya'll.

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Posted on: Nov 05, 2018 at 2:39 PM

I really appreciate your help, especially getting me down off the steps!

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Good seeing you more often!

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Good seeing ya'll!

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Nov 05, 2018 at 2:04 PM

It was good to see you. I've told that story about the girl that got her mouth stuck on a doorknob a thousand times over the last 40 years. Finally, I know her name...tell Jill howdy!

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Posted on: Nov 05, 2018 at 2:03 PM

Really enjoyed seeing you again. Hard to believe that we had houses yards apart and never saw each other (CR 132A vs CR 132B!) Let's do better!

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Nov 05, 2018 at 2:01 PM

It was so wonderful to see you at the reunions. How small is the world that we would both know people in Kingland, or maybe Kingsland the is the small. I'm going to be giving Mike a call and maybe we can all join up.

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Oct 03, 2018 at 6:51 PM

Three of the grandkids (Mia driving the iPad, Brennan, Ethan) and it stressed me to the max not wanting to make the kids look too bad. They forgave me for making them have black eyes.

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I made a business card to try to help me sell "Walden Shock". I think it's cute because who has ever seen a white praying mantis? lI took the photo.

It's been working wonderfully. If y'all buy a couple...maybe Starbucks?

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Oct 02, 2018 at 12:23 PM

I think this video is so cool! The largest John Deere tractor unable to break a 3/4" rope. This example of material science is what led me to my patents. In concrete handling. A bozo with patent.

Remember to ask me at the reunion how I came up with the idea. A 30 sec clip on the news and a three paragraph link to an interesting research product on biology. You'll laugh.

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Posted on: Oct 02, 2018 at 12:17 PM

Wow...found this old photo and it looks like the only thing that has changed is that I no longer have plump cheeks!

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I took chemistry?

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM
The reason I don't have a yearbook picture is because I went to summer school for two years and graduated early. So here's a picture of me from my first year at Texas A&M as a 17 year old freshman which would have corresponded to my Mac senior year.

Funny those times in College Station...check ID to get into R rated movies but rarely at a bar!

My kids and grandkids always marvel that I had hair.
Posted: Jun 10, 2014 at 2:09 PM
So this was my Orlando boot camp graduation photo. You KNOW I picked it because that was the only coed boot camp at the time. I saw couples get caught doing things in places that are simply unbelievable.

Look closely and it seems that maybe Obama was there with me!
Posted: Jun 10, 2014 at 2:23 PM
OCS graduation. I received my Good Conduct ribbon (really!) for four years of uneventful service as Hospital Corpsman while in OCS which was cool because they mustered everybody to give me my only ribbon.

As licensed Medical Technologist, ASCP, I spent my enlisted time in the lab at NRMC Jacksonville, FL. specializing in microbiology, mycology, and eventually serology supervisor. The other formative enlisted time was assignment to the Neurosurgical ICU in Bethesday, MD. Ask for doctor stories!

After being stashed on various ships awaiting SWOS basic, I went to the U.S. Naval War College as X,R, and P divison (xerox reproductions and party)officer to await SWOS basic.

After SWOS, I was Main Propulsion Assistant on USS Talbot (FFG-4). It's duty: "missile sponge". I ended my short career as Aide Commanding Officer Naval Station Philadelphia.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM
This reminds me of something that happened to Phil Purvis. I think. He had one of those new Japanese cars and several football players picked up his car and moved it between a tree and a building. I think he had to back/turn boojillion times before he freed his vehicle.

This scratch (see it?) cost me 7 (yes..SEVEN) years of her trying to sue me for $250K eventually settling for $5K. I think Mac is lucky no lawyers were involved with Phil, eh?
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Donna and I and our two Scotties. It is good to be living on constant-level Lake LBJ when the drought is shrinking all the other lakes in the past years.

The down side is that we lost Sally, one of the Scotties, when she got blind and deaf and fell/jumped into the lake. True bummer.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM
My wife shoots a .308 Winchester, proven at ranges exceeding 300 yards. Ain't I the luckiest hunter ever?

I've learned to watch my mouth and behave. (At least within hearing!)

The secret, IMHO, of a long, happy marriage is that the man learn to mumble. And duck?
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Colby and Lara both loved pipe and drum bands. They both played the quints(?) drums at Johnston H.S. in Austin. We never missed a game. In five years we saw the Johnston team score ONE touchdown. Needless to say, we saw plenty of football games with basketball scores!

Colby is a producer at a gaming company in Baltimore now, playing with a Level 1 band out of New York. The bands take them to Scotland every year.

Of course, Lara has dropped the band in favor of family. Good choice!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Lara Evans (Robbins), Walter, and our three grandsons waiting for our fourth grandson in September 2o13.

Like any group of boys, they're lots of exciting fun associated with no small amount of dread, too. Fearless and youth...an eternally bad combo through history.