Michael Anderson

Profile Updated: November 25, 2020
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson


Michael Anderson


Michael Anderson


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Mount Dora, FL USA
Spouse/Partner Kathy McNinch (classmate)
Homepage MLAnderson.com
Occupation Writer
Children Two boys, Six grandchildren
Military Service USMC  

Worked in telecommunications after serving in military in both Illinois and Georgia. Graduated from Kishwaukee College. Moved to Georgia after "Blizzard of '79".

Owned/operated New Song Christian Bookstores for 15 years in Atlanta metro. Also operated Nature Song (birding/backyard nature store) in Canton, GA. Sold all stores to chains.

Continued working in birding industry as Sales Manager for Songbird Essentials ('02-'15). Began published writing in 2000 and co-founded the Christian Authors Guild.

Mike currently writes for magazines, contributes to anthologie, and teaches aspects of writing at various writers conferences throughout the Southeast. He still enjoys music and playing his guitar, writing, traveling, and birding.

Mike has stayed in close touch with three LHS '66 graduates (besides wife Kathy, also an LHS '66 graduate): Gerard Marshall, Eric Dobberteen, and Dave Shepherd. The "guys" try to get together annually for a weekend

School Story

Mike is an administrator for several Facebook groups including Going Deep: Life After Lakeview.

He also chairs the committee for the annual Snowbird Mini Reunion held in Lakeland, FL, a gathering of LHS mostly class of '66ers who vacation, winter, or now live in Florida.

Michael's Latest Interactions

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Jul 13, 2023 at 4:33 AM
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Jul 13, 2021 at 4:33 AM
Nov 25, 2020 at 1:04 PM

With the success of our first Going Deep LHS Class of '66 Zoom Online Gathering another is planned for Wednesday, December 2, at 4 p.m. Eastern time.

Come share you stories of our school days and growing up in Lakeview, or simply observe. Here's the access link:

Topic: LHS '66 ZOOM

Time: Dec 2, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Passcode: 800987

After you click on the link, you may need to supply the passcode.

Aug 17, 2020 at 12:46 PM

A virtual meeting of LHS Class of '66 classmates will be held via Zoom on Saturday, August 29, from 2-4 EDT. Fun topics to voluntarily be discussed include Who was your favorite teacher? Did you ever skip school? Did you ever have an embarrassing moment? Email Mike Anderson andersonwriter@gmail.com if you would like the link/code to attend this free event.

Michael Anderson has a birthday today.
Jul 13, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Feb 07, 2020 at 6:33 PM

LHS Class of '66 Fourth Annual Snowbird Mini Reunion, Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Red Lobster "Party Room", Lakeland, Florida, Noon-3 p.m. Lunch and entertaining program. Only cost is your menu meal and refreshments. No RSVP. Just show up. Your friend is welcome too.

Aug 10, 2019 at 5:22 PM

Happy Birthday to my old friend Dan Hendricks. I worked with Dan my last two years of high school at his parents' store Hendricks House of Color. I learned gobs about paints, varnishes, wall paper, etc.—things that really helped my around the house in future years. Now I wish I'd worked for a car mechanic back in the day. Could have saved myself loads of $$$ through the years. A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dan!

Michael Anderson has a birthday today.
Jul 13, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Feb 02, 2019 at 3:39 PM

Third Annual LHS Class of '66 Snowbird Mini Reunion, Tuesday, February 5, Noon- 3 p.m., Red Lobster "Party Room", Lakeland, Florida. Over 20 classmates and guests already signed up. For more info see Facebook group Going Deep: Life After Lakeview or email; Andersonwriter@gmail.com

Michael Anderson has a birthday today.
Jul 13, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Oct 22, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Classmates Dave Shepherd, Gerard Marshall, Eric Dobberteen, and me enjoyed a weekend in Michigan recently. Besides touring old haunts and paying our respects at the cemeteries, we bike hiked along the Fred Meijers Heartland Trail from Alma to Edmore (and back). Good times.

Michael Anderson has a birthday today.
Jul 13, 2017 at 4:34 AM
May 09, 2017 at 1:21 PM

There's a lot of us turning 69 this year. I guess we know what that means for next year -- a lot of us turning 70. Wow. Can you believe it? 70? Weren't we just 18?

Let us know some creative ways to celebrate our 70th birthdays. And we'll share with other classmates. Some are already sharing on Facebook group called Going Deep: Like After Lakeview. Check it out.

Feb 03, 2017 at 12:57 PM

"It's a beautiful day for a ball game, a ball game today..."

Are you a LHS '66er already wintering in Florida? Are you planning on vacationing in Florida in March? Then this might be for you.
Jan Fuller Ritter is lead organizer of an outing for our classmates and their guests to attend a Detroit Tigers spring training game on March 15, at 1 PM in Lakeland, Florida.

We're looking at a block of seats where we could all sit together and fellowship too. The stadium is new and the section Jan is focussing on offers GREAT views of the field while providing ample shade too. Kathy (McNinch) and I are already planning on going as are Dan and Jan Hendricks. We would love to see more of our old LHS friends attend too. If you are interested email me andersonwriter@gmail.com and I'll send you address where you can mail your tix check to Jan

Jan 20, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Hey LHS '66-ers!

What are you doing on Tuesday, January 31, for lunch?

How about joining a bunch of your old classmates in Florida for some food and fun at our first "Snowbird Mini" reunion. Classmates Jan Fuller, Dan Hendricks, Kathy McNinch, Hugh Ivany, Dawn Koerner, Gary Fields, Mary Lynn Garms, Bob Stebleton, and Mike Anderson (me) are already planning on being there. And we are still working on Ron Armour, Cheri Griswold, Ken Bilbrey, Marilyn Seinders, Why not come on down and thaw out with some old friends?

If you are considering joining us for a long lunch (everyone goes dutch on food and drinks) please email me with the names of who might be attending so we can keep a headcount. andersonwriter@gmail.com

We'll be meeting from 1-4 at the Red Lobster in Lakeland, Florida just off I-4. We'll have our own room to enjoy some smiles and nostalgia. We look forward to seeing you there.

Dec 05, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Since so many in our class now winter in Florida, Dan Hendricks, Jan Fuller Ritter, and I are arranging a "Snowbird Luncheon" -- a simple gathering of '66 classmates for lunch somewhere around Lakeland, Florida.

We are checking some comparison details with a couple restaurants off I-4. We will firm a weekday date near the end of January or first week of February. The luncheon would be from about 1PM - 4PM. Everyone would go "dutch" ($$) and pick up your own tab.

If you think you might be traveling that way or already be in the area around that time and would like to attend, email me at andersonwriter@gmail.com or post your interest on Facebook on the Going Deep: Life After Lakeview page. We hope to have a date and place settled within a couple weeks. About seven classmates have expressed interest thus far. If this works out, maybe we'll do another "mini-reunion" later in the winter.

Thanks for your input. We look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, Merry Christmas!

Aug 14, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Each year after Labor Day, this clown called Mr. Listen (with huge ears) would come around to various schools enticing kids (and scaring them too) to try out for the BC Junior Theatre production . In 1959 several classmates made the cut. I see Laura Rahn, Allan Reed, Janet Austin, Barb Arnquist, Sharon Crosby, Janice Clapp, Bea Dott, terry Goff, Patti Knight, Anna Baker, and Mike Anderson. Terry, Patti, Bea, and Mike would car pool over to Lincoln school for practices after school until dark.

Aug 01, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Can you find you?

Jul 29, 2016 at 2:39 PM

8 days and counting...
Going Deep: Life After Lakeview, Saturday, 8/6, 2-4 PM, Lakeview High School (the new one :-) ), 15060 S. Helmer, BC 49015.
(1-2-3-4, Boom boom boom boom) (ready?)
Cheer, cheer for dear Lakeview High.
We'll make the echoes ring from the sky.
Victor'll be ours in this fight,
root for your team with spirits bright!
Fling out your banners, hold them high.
Fight Spartans, fight, for victory is nigh.
Lakeview, cast aside your blues and
smile if you win or lose!

Posted: Jul 23, 2016 at 2:57 PM
Beginning of a three-day bike hike along the Katy Trail in Missouri. L-R Mike Anderson, Dave Shepherd, Eric Dobberteen, gerard Marshall
Posted: Jul 23, 2016 at 2:36 PM
Gerard Marshall, Dave Shepherd, Eric Dobberteen, Mike Anderson...Hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and, more importantly, hiking back out). 7/4/2008
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Posted: Aug 05, 2016 at 7:26 PM
Westlake Warriors little league team. Includes class of '66 players Mike Anderson, Terry Goff, Paul Pulsipher, Rick Hammond, Irving Craw, and John Converse,
Posted: Jul 23, 2016 at 2:44 PM
The Pendletons morphed into the Weejuns band: L-R: Dan Hook, Mike Anderson, Craig Andrina (drummer fr BC Central), Bruce Kreps, Rick Johnson
Posted: Jul 23, 2016 at 2:42 PM
Eric Dobberteen, Mike Anderson, River Guide, Dave Shepherd, Gerard Marshall...cruising to the take out point after rafting the Chattooga River in S. Carolina/Georgia (featured river in film Deliverance)