I remember finding his older brother Alex and Michael in the clothes basket pretending they were sailing on a tall ship while eating apples for supplies. Years later that dream came true because he sailed on a Tall Ship in the Bahamas through Boyscouts High Adventure. The ship had large sails to navigate the ocean waters and they caught fish to eat. He had a blast. When we picked him up from the airport he was covered with blisters from poison ivy. The scout leader came up and said Michael was amazing because he never complained. He later became an Eagle Scout doing his community project of landscaping and building a ramp at the Heritage Farmstead Museum.
Michael became interested in Science at an early age. His first Science Fair Project was seeing if ants built more tunnels in the dark. One ant farm was covered in construction paper. He wrote data and observed the little ants for weeks. He attached plastic tubing so they had more room to crawl. He has a desire to go into research with a degree in pharmacy. He is a junior at The Universtiy of Texas in Dallas with a major in Molecular Biology. I enjoy listening to him talk about genetics and theories. His Uncle Max says he can make a difference in this world. I agree.