"Young Mike" was what my papa would call Mike when he was just starting out on the docks of Juneau. My father, "Longshore Brownie" aka Hubert Brown Sr, had a lot of respect for Mike.
The old guard is probably all passed on that
would remember the "real" stevedores of
Juneau that I remember as a child. Hard
working hard drinking family men....God bless
them all and what they did to form Alaska into
the State it is.
I can picture Papa,Bingo, Joe Guy, Clarence
Laiti all getting together again in heaven and
telling Mike stories of yesterday's gone by....then getting kicked out for telling the truth!
Rest in peace Mike!
To the family, may God grant you comfort, but take note that you Mike was respected by many!