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Mike Grimes

Profile Updated: February 14, 2014
Residing In:
Lincoln, MT USA
Spouse/Partner:
Barb
Occupation:
Simi Retired Financial Consultant
Children and grandchildren:
Son Russell Grimes, born 1976, lives in Denver CO, married - no children YET, works as Internet Expert More…for law enforcement and Swat
Daughter Autumn Browing, born 1973, lives in Seattle, one grandchild
Cooper
Grandson Cooper James Browning, born 2009
Military Service:
ROTC  
Favorite High School Memory:

My involvement with, and acting as team co-captain with John Lamb for the Westling team under coach Jack Cohen. John and I were best friends through high school and eventually became brother-in-laws when we both married a Vashro sister - I Married Barb and John Married Mary

What have you been up to:

After receiving my MBA degree I started with Caterpillar Tractor in July 1970 as a systems programmer working primarily with business system design and COBOL programming. I eventually became a Senior System Designer responsible for the design and implementation a of several main frame computer systems responsible for processing and paying dealer warranty claims worldwide. This was the first time in Caterpillar's history that any system processed data from their overseas facilities. I later led the team that designed systems to analyze warranty failures with the capability of automated approval of claims. My work was with IBM 370 main frame systems and IBM IMS data base systems. When I left the company in 1978 I was one of the foremost experts in the company related to JCL (Job Control Language) and the theory and implementation of Structured COBOL programming.

What directions are you taking with your life now?

I have been an avid word-worker for many years and have built many pieces of fine furniture. For many years my wife Barb and I have dreamed of living in the mountains near Lincoln Montana. I inherited the family cabin in 1985 and have been working and making improvements ever since. We started a major remodel of the cabin in 2001 and in 2007 I began working fulltime on the project - we now have a six bedroom home in the mountains with wonderful views of the upper Blackfoot Valley,
and the Scapegoat Wilderness. Unfortunately,
during the same time frame,
the US Forest Service and the Montana DEQ have been secretly planning a huge mine waste repository immediately across from our home and property. My time is now consumed by efforts to stop this ridiculous project which could ultimately place 1.2 million cubic yards of mine wastes next to the Blackfoot River. More information on this fiasco can be found at http://www.hstb.net/

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Wayne good to hear from you but really sorry your wife is have issues! My wife, Barb (Vashro) Grimes, and I live in the middle of no-where about 45 miles from Helena so sheltering in-place is nothing new to us! Take care of yourself.
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Posted on: Jan 30, 2020 at 8:29 AM

Happy birthday my class president??

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Happy birthday sister-in-law!!!

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Feb 06, 2018 at 9:24 AM

Happy birthday Tim, miss your great stories! Almost 100 inches of snow here

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Welcome Gary!

Nov 02, 2016 at 12:38 PM

Jack thanks for all of your effort on all of our behalf! Really sorry I missed the party:(

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Mar 12, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Happy Birthday Mary!
Remember your dad lied about his age so maybe you are younger than you think:)

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Posted on: Feb 01, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Happy birthday! - wow I'm glad I'm not that old!
Tim I was surprised to see you have been a retired lawyer for 30 years:)
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Happy birthday Mary - you have not changed a bit!

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Dec 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Mike keep the crew-cut it makes you look younger - I started shaving my head a few years ago to look more mature!
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