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Micheal Millsaps

Profile Updated: November 24, 2023
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Exeter, CA USA
Lifelong Bachelor.
Retired, currently... Riding an entirely different motorcycle these days, because I had to buy a new one when I moved to Pattaya, Thailand.
None... that I know of.
Yes! Attending Reunion

I am a rounder and a raconteur:
My life has been one of action, travel and adventure. I've had a number of jobs. I sold clothing, way back in the day, for Miller's Outpost, rising to the Men's Department Head. I sold stereo equipment on commission for a few years, for Sun Stereo Co.. (A great job: The money was great and the perks were dynamite: LOTS of free concert tickets, VIP treatment at shows and concerts.). I drilled for oil internationally, on drill-ships, working as a Roustabout and a Roughneck, for a while. I attended the Louisiana Marine & Petroleum Institute, graduating back in 1983, with my Unlimited Tonnage, Unlimited Oceans, 3rd Mates License. I spent 13 years in the United States Merchant Marine, I resigned as a Master Mariner (Captain) in 1996. (I managed to be in 46 different countries, at one time or another, and have been thrown out of some of the worst bars in the whole world, as a wild young Deckhand.). I worked as the Manager of an Exotic Dance entertainment company for 5 years (GREAT work, if you can get it!) I worked a few years as a Counselor to incarcerated felons, at Corcoran State Prison. I drove big-rigs, over-the-road in all 48 contiguous states, for 5 years and then drove overnight linehaul big-rigs, for another 8 years, mostly all in California, with occasional runs to Vegas, Reno or Phoenix. I have been in 49 US States, at one time or another. I also spent 30 years, around whatever else I was doing, working as a nightclub Bouncer, working in 27 different bars, nightclubs or strip joints, around whatever other work I was doing. Mainly, because I dug the action, excitement and the adrenaline. I ran large nightclub security crews, for the vast majority of those years, and being a Head Bouncer was the funnest work I've ever done. I've been no stranger to violence, but if you guys remember me as a short, fat little Freshman or Sophomore, I ended up being a pretty good-sized guy and although I got big and got paid to regulate the bad behavior of others, I never forgot what it was like to be a little guy and so never became a bully.
I guess, if I had a motto, it would be: "Bad decisions, make good stories... and I've got a TON of stories.".
I've acted, onstage, in a number of area playhouses, although it's been a very long time since I did that, at The Barn Theater, in Porterville, The Fourth Wall and The Icehouse, in Visalia.
I was a Member of the fraternal organization E Clampus Vitus (The Clampers) and rose to be the presiding officer of the club, known as The Noble Grand Humbug.
I am a founding Member and the Charter Secretary, of an area motorcycle club, the Central Calif Chapter of the Valley Cycle Association, which we chartered in 1979 and 42 years later, the club is still going strong. I am one of only 3 Original Members left. It looks like the club will outlast all of the Founders, so I guess we can take some pride in that. I am a former President of the VCA (Valley Cycle Association) and have been every officer's position in the club, at one time or another. We've given away a LOT of benefit funds (Many tens of thousands of dollars, over the course of decades.) through our annual "Bringing Christmas Home" holiday benefit rides.
I am an accomplished public speaker and do not know the meaning of the words "Stage Fright". LOL!
(I've never met a microphone I didn't like.).
I've lived an unorthodox life and not really paying much attention to social conventions, have always just kinda marched along, to the beat of my very own little drum.
I beat some cancer, in 2018-2019 and although it took a lot of wind out of my sails, (I lost 58lbs, in 3 months.) I'm still doing alright and am currently, very seriously, exploring selling out my Exeter home and moving permanently, to wind down a wild, at times violent, extremely varied, open-minded life, in Southeast Asia.
(Currently deciding between Viet Nam, Thailand or The Phillippines.)
(This is an update: On Friday, the 13th of October, 2023, I moved to Pattaya, Thailand, and intend to live out my days here.)

School Story

Exeter Union High School/Reedley Junior College/College of Sequoias/Louisiana Marine & Petroleum Institute.
I kinda think my life would make an interesting read: Strippers, liquor, travel, a fair share of recreational drugs, motorcycles, a lot of violence, theater, scars, bad decisions and shenanigans... LOTS of shenanigans!
Heck... I can't WAIT to see what happens next!!!

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Nov 29, 2023 at 4:33 AM
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Nov 24, 2023 at 12:53 PM

Howdy, Classmates;
I just wanted everyone to know, that I have finally made my big retirement move to Pattaya, Thailand, and by the end of January, at the latest, will be in a living situation with a spare bedroom, going forward. I say this, so that any of you that might like to come see some of the beauty, experience the history and cultural heritage, try the absolutely AMAZING food, and enjoy the 2,000 miles of beaches that Thailand offers... Well, my home will be open to you.
So anyway... I hope everyone is doing well, and living your lives to the fullest.
Yours, Captain Micheal Millsaps, USMM. (Ret.)

Jun 25, 2023 at 9:20 PM

Hi, Kathie! Hope your day is a good one and that this next year is even better! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Posted on: Nov 29, 2022 at 12:45 PM

Happy Birthday Micheal makes for a good day when we have happy things to celebrate Enjoy your day

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Posted on: May 09, 2022 at 4:50 PM

Hi, Sue!
I just wanted to say to you, what a sheer pleasure it's been, reacquainting with you and meeting Arnold. I'd also like to thank you for your pure kindness, in helping me get through that surgery at Stanford and letting me recoup, at you home. I'll never forget that.
Also, you deserve SO much thanks, for being willing to manage the reunion money, as I know how chaotic that can be, when dealing with a lot of VERY widely dispersed volunteers! Between you and Dwight, you two were the bedrock of our efforts and everything hinged on the two of you!
Thanks so much, both for your efforts AND, even more importantly, your friendship!

May 09, 2022 at 4:40 PM

Dwight; Thanks, so very much, for taking the reins of the good ol' Class of '71' (And '70' AND '72'!) once again. Your organizational skills and natural leadership abilities were certainly on display and in fine form, at that! The whole experience was truly a joy. I only wish that I could have been more consistent in my participation, but my body had other ideas, apparently. It truly was a lot of fun, from start to finish. As someone that has done a lot of event organizing, planning and presenting, we really DID do a great job of it. Everyone seemed to bring their respective specialties into play and it turned out splendidly.
I SO enjoyed seeing so MANY faces from my wayward youth, once again!
At any rate, you, in particular, really did a heckuva job.
Thanks so much, my friend!

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Posted on: Apr 15, 2022 at 4:30 AM

Randy, old friend! I'm really looking forward to seeing you next weekend and meeting the lovely missus! This ought to be a lot of fun!
Soon, Bro'!

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Posted on: Apr 13, 2022 at 3:49 AM

Hey, Chris; I'm really looking forward to catching up with you, over the course of the reunion. I figure after half a century there'll be no shortage of things to talk about!
See you there, buddy!

Mar 29, 2022 at 4:26 AM

We did indeed have some interesting times back in the day, old friend! Really looking forward to seeing you at the reunion!

Mar 18, 2022 at 6:39 AM

Good to see you on here, Bill! We need to check in on this thing, Brother!

Mar 13, 2022 at 9:40 PM

Sorry, Sue; I'm a day late, but here's hoping you had the best birthday yet! Much love and have a wonderful year!

Mar 10, 2022 at 12:45 AM

Carlotta! Glad to see Frankie and Peggy got ahold of you! It would sure be good to see you in April at the Reunion!

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Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 at 2:36 PM

Graduated EUHS, 1971. My educational track after EUHS, was kinda fractured. I went to COS, on an Agricultural Plant Protection/Pest Management track, after having worked a number of years at a variety of jobs. Before I would've graduated, I switched interests and applied to and was accepted and enrolled in, the Louisiana Marine & Petroleum Institute. This is Louisiana's Merchant Marine Officers School. I spent 13 years in the Merchant Fleet and over the course of those years I eventually rose to the rank of Master Mariner (Captain). I managed to hit 46 different countries, in those 13 years. I got to see and do things, in those years of sailing, that no right thinking, tractor driving, Exeter Ag kid, should ever have gotten to see and do.
I've always maintained a lifelong love of the Theater, fostered by our wonderful old English teacher and Drama Director, Virginia "Ma" Haydu. I've acted in community theater plays, off and on, over the course of years. In the ensuing years since our high school graduation, I've worked as a seasonal firefighter in the national forests, when I was young. I logged for a short time, in Northern Calfornia. I worked as a high-end, commission stereo equipment consultant, did some construction work, worked as an offshore oilfield roustabout and roughneck, was a counselor, working with locked down inmates, in Corcoran Prison (I was the Outreach Co-Ordinator, by the time I'd had my fill of that kind of work...) and finally have ended up, as a Class 1 Driver. I drove nationally for 5 years and have been in 49 U.S. States and have another 7 years, Linehauling overnight freight, in Calif., mainly.
I spent 29 years, around whatever other work I was doing, working as a nightclub bouncer and security manager, having worked in 27 different bars, nightclubs and strip joints. As a spin-off from this work, I have done a bit of bodyguarding, event security, concerts, county fairs & various festivals, etc...
I've been a biker since I was a little kid and was one of the founders and original members, of a local Bike Club and am a past President of that club. I am an Ex-Noble Grand Humbug, of the Tulare County Chapter, of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, as well.
I was diagnosed with Parotid Gland cancer and fought with that stuff for about 20 months. As I write this, i will be going in for my one year, post radiation check-up at Stanford. If all goes well, which I am operating on the assumption it will, I believe they will, at that time, declare me cancer free. We shall see... and as that appointment is set for Christmas Eve, it just may be, a VERY happy Christmas.
I dunno, Classmates, my life has been unorthodox, but "DAYUM!", I've had a BLAST, in my lifetime.
I've got stories that could fill up a book!
I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone!

Dec 29, 2019 at 8:49 PM