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  Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ January, 1999
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Cinnamon Rolls Recipe ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/1/99 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 18 Bombers sent stuff in: Shirley Watts (49), Millie Finch (54), Ramona Miller (54), Dick Nelson (59), Howard Kirz (60), Sandra Woods (61), Bruce Edwards (62), Paula Beardsley (62), Mary Collins (63), Roy Ballard (63), Larry Holloway (64), Mary Sullivan (64) Teresa DeVine (64), Micky Hemphill (66), Rick Polk (70), Steve Neill (72), Holly Chamberlain (76), Kim Edgar (79) ************************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) Dear Maren: Yes, I am a Bomber. I graduated in 1949, the first class whose students spent all four years at Richland High. My maiden name is Watts and my family first came to Richland in 1942 - and all but me still live in the area. In fact, a funny thing happened to my family that made a little history in the Richland annals. I was a sophomore at Richland High at the time. Richland still had many areas that were still undeveloped and dust was a constant nuisance, but it really presented a problem when the wind blew. Well, one night it decided to blow about 88 miles per hour; you couldn't stand or your bare legs felt like the skin was sandblasted of your body. That wind took the roof off our prefab on Roberts and Duportail Avenues and landed in the street. When the roof undertook its flight, it wedged the doors to two bedrooms so tight they couldn't be opened. Unfortunately, my father and uncle were in these rooms and we had no way of knowing whether they were injured, alive, or dead. Fortunately nobody was hurt. However, it was somewhat of a mystery as to what happened to our cat. You can imagine our amazement to find him in the washing machine. How he got there is a real puzzle. When I got to school, Betty Lauder was one of my best friends; her father happened to be the Plant Manager. She told me her father said we caused a major housing problem because all the prefabs in town now had to have their roofs reinforced with metal straps. Happy New Year -Shirley Watts James ************************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg (54) I have been reading all of the memories and truly enjoying each person's recollection of an event or events. It is amazing how much we do remember, when someone "tweeks" our memory bank. To: Doris Brinkerhoff (57): Enjoyed your input. You mentioned your sister, Virginia. She was in my class and I am wondering where she is living now. Tell her hello, and to get in touch with some of us, as we are currently planning our 45th reunion in 1999! To all Bombers: Gary and Maren have provided us with such a positive tool to enable us to reconnect after years of separation from high school. Yet, we are still a unique group because of the events that brought us here. Thank you Gary and Maren for your tireless efforts and my hope is that this new year will bring many of us even closer as we reflect on the past. My prayer for all of us in 1999 is good health, renewed health, happiness and contentment and peace. How many of you stayed up until midnight? Not this girl, lights out before then! Those days are over for me, but the younger Bombers will be out and all I can say is: GO BOMBERS!!!!! Until later, -Millie Finch Gregg (54) ************************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Garcia (54) Dear Bombers and one Falcon: I see by the most recent input that we have a Falcon amidst us. ALL RIGHT!! My kids both graduated from Hanford High and now my daughter, Debbie Montgomery Bell and her husband, Norm (61), teach there. So I see a lot of Purple and Gold. Norm is still a firm Bomber even after all these years so it makes for an interesting household! They have a darling four-year old BOMCON, but he wears mostly purple and gold because his mom buys his clothes. I recently found a book (being a bookstore junkie) that I really enjoyed. It tells of what was going on 'behind the scenes' while we were getting blown away by dust, hanging around drug stores, etc. If you would enjoy some remembrances by people who were here, I highly recommend it to you. WORKING ON THE BOMB An Oral History of WWII Hanford by S. L. Sanger ~ Published by: Portland State Univ. Continuing Education Press, PO Box 1394, Portland, OR 97207 ~~~ Price: $17.95 You will find many familiar names of contributors: Doc Norwood, Mac Macready, Joe Holt, Rob Johnson, Hope Amacker and many more. It was as they saw it all during those years. For our Physics-minded colleagues, it tells of all the trials and tribulations they had to make this thing work (us common-folk can scan that part). It is really fascinating reading. My best to all of you in 1999. The memories we are sharing are great. I look forward each day to hear "you have mail" and just hope it's the Sandstorm. It's certainly never Tom Hanks! Thanks again Maren & Gary. -Ramona Miller Garcia ************************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson (59) Do any of you "old" Bombers remember Sophomore initiation? John Meyers (58) made me stick my head in a garbage can and sing "You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog" - got even the next two years though! -Dick Nelson '59 ************************************************** >>From: Howard Kirz (60) RE: Richland Rocket Society Hey Bombermaniacs, Does anybody remember the "Richland Rocket Society" circa 1958? Right after Sputnik appeared some Richland whiz kids ( I remember Larson Greninger (60), Mike Waggoner (60) and Mike Lewis (60) as a few of the hapless cohort) figured out that the feds could really use some help and opened their very own branch of NASA. Several railroad ties set up across the bypass highway comprised a bunker and the Mikes spent long hours perfecting a glorious, two-stage, mercury switch, solid fuel rocket. Of course getting it lit with a 12 volt car battery and then dashing around madly looking for cover on the rare occasions when it actually went off proved to be the real test. What's all this sappy media coverage lately about John Glenn? We Bombers were clearly there first! ************************************************** >>From: Sandra Woods Crabtree (61) from a Bomber guest book: Date: Thu Dec 31 16:56:19 1998 Add e-mail address to 1961 alumni list Have just spent the better part of 3 hours at the Richland Bomber website. What a great way to start the new year!!!!!! Ahhhh such memories. ************************************************** >>From: Bruce Edwards (62) For those interested, to be placed on the Bomber Wall of Fame, and athlete must have been an All-State performer in a team sport, or in an individual sport (such as gymnastics or track) taken a first place trophy in state competition. Rather than cheapening the concept behind the "Wall", the recent induction of 79 athletes and coaches speaks more to the prowess of Bomber athletes. Think of it, a school in existence for slightly over 50 years has had 100+ athletes be named "All-State" or placed first in state competition. Not many other schools can make that claim. Cheers, -Bruce Edwards (62) ************************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley (62) Just want to take a minute to wish all those on this site the very happiest new year. Getting ready to watch the ball drop with Dick Clark and was remembering running home every day after school to watch American Bandstand. Still can remember how to stroll and do the mashed potatoes, watusi and all those other "cool" dances. Maybe it is time to get a life. Anyone else learn to dance with Justine, Pat and the rest of the AB group? Hope 1999 is great to everyone, especially Gary and Maren. Janice - if you are reading this - HNY to you too sis. ************************************************** >>From: Mary Collins Burbage (63) Happy New Year to all fellow Bombers. I will always remember 1998 as the year that brought me back in touch with all my childhood memories. Since I have no family to visit in Richland any longer I rarely get back there. You have all made it seem closer to me and brought back many memories and for that I thank you very much. -Mary Collins Burbage ************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballards (63) Gary, I have all the information about all the people who have been inducted into the wall of fame at RHS. I'll make up the list for the Sandstorm and send it along. The criteria is you have to have been all-state in your sport or have won your event at the state event that you were participating in. Some changes have been made to compensate for sports that don't have a all-state selection such as cross country, softball, golf and adult selections. I've been associated with the wall of fame since it started and also have been fortunate to be on the selection committee for all of the inductees. It all started with Gene Conley (48), Chuck Curtis (55), Norris Brown (57), John Meyers (58), C.W. Brown (58), Theartis Wallace (63), Ray Stein (64), Denny Duncan (66), Pat Hoke (72), Mike Neill (75), Brian Kellerman (79), Bob Kennedy (79), Mark Hoke (79), and 2 coaches: Art Dawald 47-70, and Ray Juricich 47-75. That is the first group that was inducted. The second one started with Mel Thompson (47), Don Fisher (49), Clarence Fulcher (50), Jerry Marzyck (50), Bob Gandy (52), Ken Gardner (53), Kevin Burke (54), Sam Nageley (54), Pat Crook (57), Bill Hoyle (57), Randy Slaybaugh (73), Scott Bates (75), Mark Fisher (75), Ken Cole (75), Cameron Mitchell (76), Thor Culverhouse (80), Dennis Soldat (80), John Wunderlich (81), and 2 coaches Francis Rish 45-75 and J. D. Covington 69- 85. That is the second group. The third group of inductees are coaches Max Jensen 64-72 Track & Cross Country, Ken Olsen 83-93 Softball, Steve Stull (67,68,69), Jack Dawson (52) Track, Fred Milton (65) track, Kurt Kafentzis (81) track, Elaine Martin (81) track, Ted Kuykendall (58) wrestling, Mike Fitzpatrick (69) wrestling, Loren Sharp (70) wrestling, Roger Webb (75) wrestling, Martin Yamamoto (84) wrestling, Thomas Yamamoto (87,88,89) wrestling, Jim Doyle (49) baseball, Bill Johnson (57,56) baseball and football, Doug Lukens (62) baseball, Terry Jones (64) baseball, Mike Fowler (67) baseball, Gary Allen (70) baseball, Dean Thompson (72) baseball, Earl Prichard (72) baseball, Pat Booth (73) baseball, Chuck Peoples (75) baseball, Kevin Presto (84) basketball and Terry Duncan (85) basketball. This is the third group inducted into the Wall of Fame 2/11/95. The first group was inducted 2/11/94 and were all for basketball, baseball and football. The second group was inducted 10/29/94 and was for football. The fourth group which were inducted 12/19/98 is an attempt to bring the wall up to present time and there may be people that we have missed, for that we are sorry, but that can be rectified. They begin with Chad Allen (82), Mike Alton (90), Jamie Archibald (81), Greg Bell (88), Aric Buck (95), Nick Chacon (97), Roger Chambers (80), Mark Culverhouse (76), Micha Dunham (97), Brian Edwards (91), Tim Hale (82), Danny Henrickson (87), Nate Holdren (90), Rod Jochen (80), Jared Mitchell (97), Jim Perryman (86), Bryon Skinner (79), Jim Thompson (75), Dominic Woody (96), and Pete Zorich (77) all for baseball. Joe Northrop (88), Doug Schulz (96) and Julie Vanni (98) for basketball. Eric Allwine (96), Kurt Beckman (71), John Blalock (66,67), Steve Curd (68,69), Bob Haggard (84), John Hedengren (92,94), Jim Hernandez (84), Mark Higginson (71,72), Tracy (Zepp) Meyers (84), Carolyn Nguyen (93), Eva Nicacio (76), Betty Norman (87), Keith Packard (76), Jerry Rice (69,70) and Leslie St. John (90) all for Cross Country. Brian Edwards (90), Jeff Hall (87), Nate Holdren (88,89), Jason Hughes (97), Josh Jelmberg (96,97), Josh Johnston (96), Jeff Lidey (96), Chad Mitchell (90), Ruben Olveda (88), Tobin Phelps (90), Mark Schuster (89), Garrett Venters (89) and Kevan Welsch (89) all for football. Paul Felts (68,69) and Derk Hannigan (87) for golf. Jim Bower (75), Linda Chuloz (74), Joe Corder (61), Brett Garland (78), Billy Hyatt (63) and Mike Shirey (59) for gymnastics. Wendy Badbada (86), Erin Bott (90), Janelle Gunter (93), Brenda Kjarmo (93), Lisa McCabe (88), Dawn Nicholson (93), Shara Orcutt (93), Raelynn Skinner (93), Kristin Wendland (90) and Becky Wiegman (93) for softball. Shaley Denler and Kristen Tellefson (91) for tennis. C.W. Brown (57), Lisa Dean (94), Liz Heaston (94), Dan Johnston (94), Alisa Miller (94), Kevin Moore (94,95), Sara Moore (93,94) and Celest Stutheit (91,92) for track. Aaron Mann (96,97) and Scott Surplus (92,93) for wrestling. Two coaches were inducted this time also and they were Mike Hepper for track and cross country and Frank Teverbaugh for basketball and football. This should be a total of about 141. If there is anyone that might have any information about or verification of anyone else please let myself or any other member of the nominating committee know. Thanks -Roy Ballard Class of 1963 Have a happy new year. ************************************************** >>From: Larry Holloway (64) TO: Holly chamberlain (76): I was wondering if you lived on Stanton across from Marcus Whitman? If you did, then you lived next door to the Mallory's and across the street from me. We lived at 707 Stanton. My late father's name was Joe Holloway and my name is Larry. ************************************************** >>From: Mary Sullivan (64) To: Janice Beardsley Glenn (62) Re: TONI DOLLS - I wish you could have seen my face when I read your comment about (Best Christmas Present)!! I even thought you could read my mind - because the year I got MY Toni Doll - it was MY best Christmas I had as a little girl! And, just like you - the next year a very good friend of my Mother's (Mrs. Rislov) made several outfits for her - nightgowns, robes, ball gowns with sequins as well as some "petal pushers" and tops. You also said "Wonder what ever happened to them?" I know where MINE is - She has a "special place" in my bedroom along with three other dolls I have had since I was a young girl! I do know some information re: Toni dolls! They stopped making them after 1956 (I believe)! They were "put out" by the Tonette Company - Mine is blonde with very long "bangs"--They were the first "plastic" doll that you could wash her hair and style it! My youngest niece and I have a "love affair" with dolls and I have been checking out several books about "Dolls" that were very popular "back in our day"! I think I'm on a roll here!!! I had a "Tiny Tears" doll which I DIDN"T keep and is now considered a "collectible" also - anyone remember "Bonnie Braids"?? She was from the "Dick Tracy" cartoon. Had THAT ONE also - but didn't keep! One of the other dolls I DID keep is a "Nancy Ann" Storybook Doll - "Muffie" and the other is "Saucy Walker" (you could hold her hand and she could walk)!! The ONE DOLL in the "whole world" I desired was a "Madam Alexander" - Of which I never received but my youngest niece has at LEAST four of them!!! Well, I could go on and on talking "Dolls" but I must run. I Wish Everyone a Safe and Happy New Year!! See you in 1999!! -Mary Sullivan (64) ************************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) Regarding Densow's Pharmacy - most of you know by now that my husband, Bill Knirck (65), and I own that drugstore as well as Malley's (used to be Johnson's and then Miller's) in north Richland, Sadly, the soda fountains are gone from both, but if you visit Densow's, you will find that it looks a bit like it did in the old days - same worn tile on the floor for example. Evan Lytle's health declined over the years, and when he passed away, his wife sold Densow's to us. The neighborhood is very nice still and many of the same people are still customers. Of all the smaller drugstores from the fifties and sixties - including Uptown and Downtown Thrifty, Johnson's, Pennywise, the old Malley's on Symons - I think only Malley's and Densow's survive. Drop in and say hi sometime. Bill splits his time between both stores. Also, in answer to Rick Maddy - our daughter, Jocelyn, played basketball for Hanford from 1992-96, and we made many trips to Eastmont. Sounds like we just missed you, though, because her freshman season was 92-93. -Teresa DeVine Knirck ************************************************** >>From: Micky Hemphill (66) Kathy Rathjen(66) wrote that Mrs. Ericson is celebrating her 100th birthday. Boy does that make me feel old. My memories of her: We were preparing for a school play or something, and each student had to select a vegetable or fruit that they wanted to represent up on stage. Well, I thought it would be cool to be spinach, 'cuz the rest of the kids all said "yuk!" when it was mentioned. I was real happy until I had to draw a picture of spinach on a large paper board sign to carry. After agonizing over my lack of artistic ability and complete frustration in not knowing how to draw spinach, I told Mrs. Ericson that I was sick with the flu and wanted to go home. Mom came to pick me up, and by the time I got home the truth came out. The next morning Mom assured me that all would be well and not to worry. When we started our sign preparation Mrs. Ericson asked me if I wanted some help, and boy, was I relieved. I didn't find out for several years that Mrs. Ericson had called my Mom the night before to check on me. Memories........... -Micky (66) ************************************************** >>From: Rick Polk (70) Someone mentioned the old J.J. Newberry's store in the Uptown. I remember that soda fountain well. When I was a wee thing, I used to go shopping with my Mom and Grandma and we used to always get lunch at the lunch counter at Newberry's. My favorite was the grilled cheese with fries. Then finish it all off with a hot fudge sundae, in one of their small "tulip" glasses. Those were the days. Not a worry in the world. Now we have all the headaches are parents had then.... and then some. -Rick Polk (70) ************************************************** >>From: Steve Neill (72) Much appreciated is the page you've organized. Many of the home folks discuss and share hard copies of the dialogues. thanks again -Steve Neill - class of '72. ************************************************** >>From: Holly Chamberlain (76) To: Jim Wingfield (71): I remember going to Newberry's every year for a long time to see the Easter chicks. (I also remember seeing the uncolored variety at the Farmer's Exchange in Kennewick; another thrill.) As a child, it didn't occur to me that those fascinating little multi- colored chicks were probably not having a good time cheeping around in that brightly-lit bin. A highlight of first grade was the Easter-time drawing in my class (teacher Barbara Brown [then Skalicky], Marcus Whitman) to win a chick. There were two of them, pink and blue, living in the classroom for some period of time prior to the drawing. I think everyone in the class was dying to win one but when the fateful day came for the drawing, two names were picked: Louise Kirz and, I think, Duane Horne. Louise happened to be coming home with me that day after school to play. I still remember the expression on my mother's face when I walked in the door carrying that chick, and the relief that appeared there after the excited report that Louise was the one who had won it, not me. My parents had already been through my sisters receiving baby ducks one Easter - ducks which grew up to do some sort of damage in their yard. As adults, those ducks eventually went to live in Benton City, as did Louise's chicken. I've heard over the years that a lot of people's ex-pets went to various farms out that direction. Today there's the Betty Ford Center - we had the famous Benton City Easter Animal Rehab Center! Thank you to whoever the people were who adopted all those animals! ************************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) To Debra Evans Grimm (79): Chili and cinnamon rolls were my favorite too. I remember them most in High School, I haven't come across any cinnamon rolls that tastes a good, but I'm still looking. Are you going to the reunion?, If so, maybe I'll see you. Kim "Edgar" Leeming Class of "79" *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/2/99 11 Bombers and 1 son of a Bomber sent stuff in: Ralph Myrick (51), Marilyn Peddicord (53), Tom Hughes (56), Carol Carson (60), Gene Trosper - son of Diane Trosper (64), Dan Gregory (66), Jan Jones (67), Patty Eckert (68), Mike Davis (74), Elizabeth McAllister (78), Jenny Smart (87) Kareana Hupp (89) ************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) To Shirley Watts James (49): Hi Shirley. I remember that roof blowing off. Our roof was raised about 2 inches. It is a wonder it didn't blow off too. That was the same wind storm that George Parott got peppered from the small pebbles that were flying through the air. He was pushing his bike up Lee Blvd. hill. By the way, I wondered if you remembered the Myricks. Lived right behind you on Rossell Ave. I was wondering what happened to you. I see Bob once in a while and saw Jim a time or two in the paper. Mom is 87 years old now and not well. She has lost her sight and has dementia. Norma is her care giver and has been for the last 20 years. Nice to see your name come up on the Alumni Sandstorm. -Ralph Myrick ************************************************** >>From: Marilyn Peddicord Whitley (53) I haven't seen Betty Byrd (53) or Marilyn Richey (53) mentioned for the athletic wall of fame - they were really excellent. ************************************************** >>From: Art "Tom" Hughes (56) Someone mentioned the Rocket Society. I think the first one was in 1953. Myself and several friends got together with Robert Heinrich, the Chemistry Teacher, and joined the American Rocket Society. This was headed up by some of the people from NASA and was for high school students. We got the formula for a zinc and sulfur rocket fuel and made a number of small rockets. We fired these off below the high school where there was a large concrete handball court. We would set up the rocket on one side, light the fuse and run to the other side. We made tracking devices so we could measure how high they went. I built a very large one from a large paper tube and a payload with a parachute and some other pieces. I don't remember what they were supposed to do. This one blew up and we all went running. We later found pieces of the rocket in the swimming pool and there was a large black mark on the north side of the handball court for a long time. -Tom Hughes, Class of 56 ************************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud (60) Several members of mentioned J.J. Newberry's recently. The strongest memories popped into my head of Blue Waltz Perfume, the Waxy Orange Lipstick and buying fabric upstairs for our Home Ec projects. Wow! -Carol (Carson) Renaud '60 ************************************************** >>From: Gene Trosper - son of Diane Trosper (64) I was surfing the internet and decided to check in on the happenings in Richland, WA (my old hometown) when I stumbled upon the Bomber Alumni page. I wasn't certain what year my Mom graduated, so I gave her a call and she said 1964. I clicked on the link, and there was her name: Diane Trosper. She yelled out ecstatically when I clicked on her name and her graduation photo popped up! Well, she wants me to send a quick update to you: She is now living in Sandy, Utah, where she owns a small home. She has two kids, Gene (that's me!) who is 33 and Gale, who is soon to be 28. Gale also lives in Utah and works at a credit union. I live in Southern California. Both of my Mom's parent's are deceased. Homer, in 1981 and Welthey in 1989. She has said that if you want contact information to please let me know and I will send it your way! You would be surprised who she remembers! I was surfing all the class of 64 information while I had her on the phone and the memories came flooding out for her. It was probably the best New year's present I could have ever given her. Although she owns a computer, she is not online, but hopes to be soon. She wants me to pass on a New year's greeting to everyone. Take care. -Gene Trosper ************************************************** >>From: Dan Gregor (66) HI THERE TO ALUMNI SANDSTORM: MY WIFE AND I HAVE FUN READING ALL THE MEMORIES OF YESTERYEARS. THERE'S SOME MENTIONING OF THE OLD JJ NEWBERRY. I HAVE A TRIVIA FOR YOU WHO WENT THERE TO EAT - ANYONE KNOW WHO THE WOMAN WAS WHO RAN THE FOUNTAIN FOR MANY Y EARS? HER SPECIALTY WAS HOME MADE PIES. MICKY IF YOU READ THIS NO FAIR RESPONDING. -DAN GREGORY-66 ************************************************** >>From: Jan Jones Becker (67) Hi. I'm Jan (Janet Jones) Becker. Class of '67. I didn't graduate from Richland as we moved to Fairbanks when I was in high school. I did attend Jason Lee, Chief Jo, and a year of high school there. I kept in touch with some of the kids and did go back for their 10th year reunion. Bev Karns (67) started sending me the Sandstorm and I really enjoy it. I think she sends it to my older brother as well. He is Don Jones (RHS - '64). So we grew up there. Our Dad recently moved back there (Pasco). I visited him last May and was amazed at the changes! I have really laughed at some of the memories this reading has sparked. Anyway thanks to everyone involved whose major efforts has produced much pleasure to all. -Jan ************************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers (68) Thanks for all the work giving us the Bomber memories Maren and Gary, Happy New Year to You and Yours. A special Happy New Year To [deleted for privacy]. (hope all is working out for you and Best Wishes in '99) Dan Henry what do you think of our low-key snow fall here in Montana, what a winter this is turning into! and Sally Radditz (sp). from C of K. Where are all the CofK oldies now: Leon Heneghen, Susan Henderson, Linda Dossett, Ellen Kuykendall, Steve Rouse, Dale Kunizel(sp) Steven Edwards, Peggy Burnside, Randy Kaffenzes (sp), Rita Hodges,Michelle Vesper, Janice Kleyn, Len Clossey, Barbara Clement, Cathy Charette, John Gastkill, Sharon Ghirado, Kathy Grob, Nancy Casey, Dick Foley, Stacy Elliott, Gail Meyer, Jodi Williams, Martin Salina, Mary Kerstetter, Jack Cartmell and Phil Amy; we shared 8 years of nuns and priest and 'lay-teachers' and mass and the sacraments! Now I cherish all those memories of our recitals and processions and competitive sports like the volley ball and soccer and tether ball matches and the memorizing of all those prayers and commandments and church rules.... Some of my old teachers were, and (I wonder where they are today) : Sister Margaret Mary, Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Murphy, Sister Martin Mary, Sister Auriella Marie?? They were all younger nuns except the last one... anyone know any of them or where they are today? Going onto our first experiences in a public (freedom!) school in '64. Sally have enjoyed the pictures of our drill team and Mrs. Murphy's class. She was one great teacher. We most all went on to Col Hi and became the infamous Bombers of class of '68 closer for the CofK years... Well hoping all Bomber and Family Bombers have a Wonderful Year Ahead in 1999! -Patty Eckert Weyers (68) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I've seen names here of some of the old participants in the 3 on 3 Basketball tournaments at my parent's house on Tinkle. I remember when my brother, Steve (Bear) (72) and I started pestering my dad about putting in a basketball court. My dad would always say, "Sure, go right ahead. You two get the ground ready to go!" I think he thought by saying that that we'd forget about the idea and move on to something else. Boy, was he wrong!! He came home from work one day in the summer of 1970 to find that the entire neighborhood of kids, along with a few others, had removed the sod from about 1/3 of his backyard. We were ready for concrete!! After the initial shock, my dad climbed on board and saw the project through. Little did he know that he would become the proud owner of the most famous basketball court in the city of Richland. Throughout the seventies and into the eighties this court was the unofficial training grounds for future Bomber hoopers. The teachers were the older kids who taught the younger ones the finer points of the game such as: NO BLOOD, NO FOUL!! (Of course unless you were Dick Cartmell(73) or Rod (Dink) Marcum(76) who would call a foul about every play.) TRAVELING (Never hurt to get that extra step in - Just ask Kelvin Soldat (71)) HOLDING (If the guy was bigger than you, of course you held him) ELBOWS (I had many a knot on my head from the likes of John (Rooster) Anderson(71) and Pat Hoke (72). I can remember playing hours and hours, regardless of the weather. Sometimes we would get the snow shovels out to clear the court to play. One winter every thing iced over so we threw salt pellets on the court to play. Incredible 3 on 3 tournaments would take place. In fact I recall one tournament we had representatives from ever graduating class from 1961-1981. Many learned the game in elementary and jr. high, but the skills were honed on Davis Court. I'll include the names of some participants. I apologize if I leave your name off. It was unintentional! The Davis boys (Steve(72), Mike(74), Jumbo and Wig(82),The Slater Boys (Rick(76) and Greg(73)), Paul Caudill(72), Craig King(71), Kelvin Soldat(71), Dennis Soldat(81), Dick Cartmell(73), Jim Bixler(72), The Marcum Boys (Jeff(73) Rod(76) Randy) The Neill Boys (Steve(72) Mike (75) I think even Phil(66) might of played a couple times) Obie Amacker, Jon Anderson(71), Eric Anderson, Thompson Boys (Jim(75) and Dean(72)) Blaine Teverbaugh(74) Pat Booth(73) Mark Ibatuan(74), Winston McCulley(74), Greg Sevigny(74), Roger Kindley(74), Paul Rinehart(74), Chuck Peoples(75), Mark Stevens(74), Gus Myers(79), Barry Deobald(74), Dave Keller (82), Mark Bircher (82), George Naughton(82), John Wunderlich(82) Dick Wing(74) Dave Tubbs(75), Roger Sonderland(77), Roger Fishbach, Mike Hogan(70) and many many more!!! ************************************************** >>From: Elizabeth McAllister McCardle (78) HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL BOMBERS! I'm moving back home after being away for over 20 years. Can't wait. Best wishes to all. -ELIZABETH MCCARDLE (MCALLISTER) CLASS OF 78 ************************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) To all of you Bombers from years past who are sharing such wonderful stories, I would like to say Thank You!! Its fun for us more recent graduates to hear what it was like to be Bomber in the early years. And to Shirley Watts James (49): I had always known that early on in the school's history there were freshman classes, but I didn't know when was the first graduating class year. I'm from the "other" first freshman class (87). A bunch of us were upset when they closed Chief Jo in '83, because we wouldn't get to be "top dog" at the Junior High. Then we realized what a true gift we had been given! We were going to be Bombers for FOUR years!! ..and not just three like everyone else! (My first thought was of all the money I was going to save by getting into football and basketball games free with my ASB card). I hope you had as much fun being a Bomber for four years as my class did! Happy Green & Gold New Year! -Jenny Smart Page (87) ************************************************** >>From: Kareana Hupp McCulloch (89) Hello to all and especially those from the 80's. I am one of the lucky ones to never have gone through the changing of schools but went to Lewis and Clark, Carmichael Jr High and then onto Richland High. I have to say I miss the Richland schools. My children attend Kennewick schools and now as of next year they will attend Bethlehem Lutheran for the remainder of their years. It is sad to see how little the schools care for our children. Now does anyone feel the same? As for that 10 year coming up, I am looking forward to see how everyone is doing. I think we've all just gotten old, married and had kids. LOL Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Years. Take care -Kareana Hupp McCulloch (89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/3/99 12 Bombers sent stuff in: Betty McElhaney (57), Vera Smith (58), Grogor Hanson (65), Mari Eckert (65), Sandy Hardin (65), Darwin Perkins (69), Darwin Perkins (69), Mark McDonald (70), Mike Franco (70), Gene Trosper (84), Kathy Jones (84), Julie Hannah (89) ************************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) I have enjoyed all the memories of all of you. We lived across the street from Eckerts, we were at 403 Smith and Mandels were on the corner. I remember catching the bus on the corner of Sanford and Duportail and riding down to C.C.Andersons. Those shopping trips were really a thrill for me. My memories are of By's Burgers as my Mom worked there when it first opened and I would stop there on my way home from school and Byron would pick me up and put me on one of the stools and feed me french fries and coke. I also remember Skips as we would run down there for lunch when in high school. As for the initiation to high school we had to wear our clothes on backwards, and during Atomic Frontier Days the upper classmen would catch us and write things with lipstick all over our arms and faces. When you mentioned Newberry's I am reminded of it every day. I work in that building and - even though I know it is there - I trip over the hump in the floor where they have filled in where the floor slanted down into the snack bar. Densow's when it first opened had a restaurant attached known as the Green Hut, my Father-in-law was the cook then and later was the chef at Ernie's, which is now the Golden Lion. My brother said he remembers the older Eckert girl taking him and my sister out to Finley to go swimming he thought it was a 1930's car. Tell Rita hello for me, I haven't seen her and Lonnie for quite a while. Thanks to Gary and Maren and Happy New year to all. -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) ************************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) To: Dan Gregory (66): Dan, saw your question in the Alumni Sandstorm about the manager of the fountain. I believe her name was Butch Gregory. I used to work at Newberry's for about 3 or 4 years. Even after I got married and was pregnant, I still worked during Christmas and ran the main register because I was so fast. I think when I started there, I made 75 cents an hour. -Vee (aka Goldi13) ************************************************** >>From: Gregor Hanson (65) To Dan (Danny) Gregory (66) - The woman who ran the lunch counter at JJ Newberry's for years was your own very dear Mother - "Butch" Gregory!! -Gregor Hanson '65 ************************************************** >>From: Mari Eckert Leahy (65) Re Patti Eckert Wyers (68) letter asking for info on so many of her CK classmates and teachers, from WAY back in the late 50's, early 60's -- I only know that Mrs. Agnes Murphy has passed on, and Sr. Aurilia Maria, the last I heard several years ago, she was in the retirement nunnery(?) up in Spokane. Though I know some of the brothers and sisters of some of the classmates you listed, am afraid I can't give you anymore info. Love ya, sis. -Mari Leona Eckert Leahy (65) ************************************************** >>From: Sandy Hardin Koontz (65) This is in reply to Nancy Cruz (65). Seeing your name brought back lots of memories. We lived a few houses down the street from you at 2008 Turner. I remember I went to my first boy/girl party in your back yard and we danced on your patio. You, your Mother, and your sister were all crazy about a certain Spanish male singer whose name escapes me, and you played his 78 records. Those were carefree times. I remember outside slumber parties (also with Andrea Wilson (65) and Terri Cawdry (64) who lived in the 2000 block of Van Giesen. We would run around the neighborhood all night long - something we would be terrified to let out own children do. Then in the morning Terri's Mother would make huge pancake breakfasts. I reestablished contact with Andrea during the 1995 class reunion and have seen Terri, probably in 1982 or 1987, because her husband is in the same class as my husband. Do you know what has happened to anyone else on the old block? -Sandy Hardin Koontz (65) ************************************************** >>From: Darwin Perkins (69) Debra Evans Grimm (79) and others wrote about the Chili and cinnamon rolls. I have the recipe. They taste as good now as they did then. If you'd like it, send a note. -Darwin Perkins (69) ************************************************** >>From: Mark McDonald (70) Found in a Bomber Guest Book: From: Eagle River, Alaska (RHS Class of '70) Time: 1999-01-02 23:30:57 Comments: Just been looking around the various RHS/Alumni sites. Wow! Lots of (mostly good) memories. ************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) It was great to hear the history of Bear Davis' basketball court and the "legends " who played there... although some (like Rooster Anderson and Slug Daddy Soldat) are already in the Richland Outer Limits Hall of Fame. The story does bring to mind memories of one of the great athletic venues in the annuls of WIFFLE BALL history: Clark Stadium located on the corner lot of the parents of Fat Jack Clark. This hallowed turf was prowled originally by the likes of Jim Van Wyke, Big Bixler, Fat Jack and others.... then the park was passed on to Cartmells (Jack & Dan), Pete Turping, Goofy Felts, Boston et al. We even had a scoreboard we put up. It was not of the exploading variety, it was of the "wind blew it down" variety. This was a multi purpose facility as we played "pass football" there when we weren't playing wiffle ball. The special joy was playing "fat bat" wiffle ball with an oversized red bat.... when the games got slow we could always hit some of "the little kids" (Dick Cartmell & Jim Bixler were two favorite targets) over the head with those bats without causing too much damage. I would like to hear from any others that appeared at Clark Stadium.... -Mike Franco (70) ************************************************** >>From: Gene Trosper (84) Well, I have been busy making contact for my Mom, Diane Trosper (64) but have neglected to inform you I attended Col. High myself for two years (82 & 83). I am class of 84 and wound up having to transfer, so I couldn't finish out my time there. Oh well, we can't always get what we want! I played on the undefeated sophomore football team in 82 and had become a member of the wrestling team that year also, but a medical problem prevented me from remaining on the team. Talk about disappointment! It would have been a personal honor to wrestle with the likes of Martin Yamamoto. I attended Jason Lee and Lewis & Clark before moving on to Carmichael Jr. High. I spent my 8th grade year in Yakima (Wilson Jr. High) then moved back to Richland in time for 9th grade at Carmichael (wrestling and track). I moved from the Tri-Cities in Oct. 1988 and haven't been back since. I currently live in Southern California, am married and have a daughter who attends private school. I work in the medical device industry and am heavily involved in politics. Currently, I am chairman of the Riverside County Libertarian Party. I served as an assistant operations manager for a gubernatorial candidate briefly this past year. Doesn't mean I'm a stuffed shirt though! Anyone who remembers me knows I was a music fanatic.. I still am! I played bass guitar for a spell and attended studio engineering classes in Hollywood in 1989. Anyway, I have been in an extremely sentimental mood lately and I am very interested to get back in touch with anyone I knew from my life in Richland. A few people I knew: David Smith, Dave Walker, Orlando Wallace, Mike Myer (his father was/is pastor at the Lutheran church by Carmichael Jr. High), Kim Nolan, Janet Finch, David Bennet... I could go on, but I will save some space for everyone else contributing to this fine e-mail publication! If my Mom attends her class reunion this summer, I am considering tagging along to see how much my hometown has changed and perhaps even look into employment opportunities there (though I doubt my native So. Cal. wife would want to transplant!). By the way, go ahead and add me to the e-mail list for the class of 84, if possible (though I had to transfer just before my senior year). Have a FANTASTIC New Year everyone! Warmest regards from Southern California, Gene Trosper (84) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Jones aka Yvonne Taylor (84) To Mike Davis (74): I lived just down the street from the Davis Court, around the corner on Birch. I am the sister of Dave Jones and I'm sure he was involved in the construction, or at least played on it at one time or another. He didn't miss out on anything in that neighborhood! Yeah, I turned out a tomboy, but how could I not - in that neighborhood full of boys, like Jumbo and Wiggy, Bob Andy and Scott Carter, and Gus Meyers. My poor mother, the things she had to endure, like my brother turning our backyard into a putting green, complete with 18 holes. The day my brother and the Carter boys decided to build their own in-ground swimming pool. Dug a big hole, filled it with trash bags for a liner. Geez what a mess that was. Well, Mr. Carter, Curly as we all called him, finally gave in years later and put in the real thing. None of the boys would let me in, except for Andy Carter. He was always a sweetheart! And just for the record, I was 14 before I knew that you had more than four tries to make a touchdown (you know, yardage and all that.... our back yard was just big enough for a decent game, but they never explained yardage to me.) and that running up behind someone and tackling them right behind the knees is called clipping and is very illegal. Hey, that's my secret tackle technique! Worked every time on those big boys! Thanks to all those good neighbors who would patiently break, wait for us to finish our baseball play, then move out of the street so they car could pass. Thanks for the memory Mike..... -Yvonne (aka Kathy) Jones Taylor ************************************************** >>From: Julie Hannah Gilchrist (89) If they're still taking nominations for the Hall of Fame, Travis Litchfield must be included. Even if he didn't win state (which I think he actually did or our team did...), Travis deserves to be in the Bomber Hall of Fame. He was an incredible athlete and he epitomized what the Bomber Cross Country program is all about. -Julie Hannah Gilchrist (89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers (68) Today, after a long life of richness in spirit, our Dad, to all us Eckert Bombers passed on to meet the Lord... he died peacefully. I want to thank in this Sandstorm today Jan. 3rd, a fellow Bomber and wonderful friend and ex-spouse, Benton County Deputy Sheriff Officer Nick Koontz (68) for assisting in the early morning hours on the first call coming in on my Dad's peril. "Andy" Eckert was 85 and he and Mom have been married a wondrous 66 years, arriving in 1944 with 5 of the later to be 10 children he and "Vada"/Mom had to form our Eckert Clan. The fast response of Nick helped alert another Eckert cousin, Benton County Sheriff's Lt. Jerry Hatcher and he in turn called his Uncle CJ, my youngest brother and before Nick could even arrive at my parents' home, three of my four brothers had been notified and were there for our sweet Mother of 81 so she wasn't alone. Dad found the courage and intellect to move clear across the U.S. coming in from New York when Hanford was still a big mystery contract and building an existence for his growing family starting. I see where our beloved 'F' House on Van Giesen just sold again to yet another young Dad I witnessed loading up his sons in his truck parked out front of the house over the Holidays and it brought back some great old memories of the years I spent there with my brothers and sisters. He will be greatly missed by all of our family and friends and I so appreciate all you Bombers reliving cherished memories this past year making one truly relive and remember how extremely lucky we were to be raised in Richland and share this common bond for a life time. -Patty Eckert Weyers (68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for for this Special Edition. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/4/99 10 Bombers sent stuff in: Mary Kay Mitchell (52), Vera Smith (58), Cheryl Moran (66), Larry Brunelle (67), Darwin Perkins (69), Rebecca Manolopoulos (70), Kelvin Soldat (71), Kellie Walsh (77), Mike Neidhold (77), Kareana Hupp (89) ************************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates (52) Having spent a quiet New Year's sitting here in my northeast Washington mountain home (in a snow covered deep freeze!) I had time to reflect on how New Year's was spent in Richland when I was a kid. Back in the middle 40's there was not a lot to do on New Year's Eve for a grade school kid. I attended Sacy and lived at 1108 Williams Blvd. The really BIG thing for the neighborhood kids to do was to gather in our front yard, everyone bringing some kind of noisemaker, and at the stroke of midnight, we would bang on old kettles, toot whistles or make whatever kind of noise we could. Pretty exciting! Just want to thank Ralph Myrick (51) for helping me find my buddy Carol Haynes (51). She was my best friend during those early Richland days and welcomed me into the Williams Blvd. clan the very day we moved into the house. We kept track of each other for years as we married, had our children, etc. I had not heard from her for several years and through the Alumni Sandstorm, was able to reconnect with her yesterday. We had a wonderful conversation via telephone. She is living in MD, soon to retire and move to Florida with her new husband. I told her about the Sandstorm and she is anxious to subscribe as soon as they are established in their new home. Thanks Ralph for helping me find her! -Kay Mitchell Coates (52) ************************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) To: All '58 class member who still live in Richland or close to Richland: A few of us got together the other day and thought it might be a great idea to have a get together on a regular basis. We could meet once a month, on the first Sunday of each month, at Roy's Chuckwagon at the "Y" at 1:00 pm. This would be a no host luncheon. Just come if you can, if you can't, then come the following month or whenever. We thought it would be a great way to keep in touch and exchange memories and ideas. If everyone would pass this idea on to other 1958 classmates that aren't on-line we can reach as many as possible. This should be fun and would keep us all "in touch". We will start this the first Sunday of February. Hope to see you there next month! -Vera Smith Robbins (58) ************************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) Wishes to everyone for a Healthy and Happy New Year! Beings how it's the last year of the Century, my resolve is to make it a good one. Mary Sullivan reminded me of several dolls I owned. I'd forgotten about Tiny Tears and Toni Dolls. I got a Ginny doll each year in my stocking. They were a smaller, chunkier version of Barbi. A few years ago we went to an antique toy show and saw not only Ginny, but many toys from childhood. My mother worked at the Elite Shop in Uptown for a while and bought my sister and I Barbi Dolls when they first came out. They were bride dolls with full white gowns and veils. I passed it down to my daughter when she was young, and it's still in a lunch pail with the original clothes (somewhere in this house). I doubt whether it's worth much because of its condition, but I'm glad we kept it. I have no idea where my baby doll ended up. This was purchased for one of my birthdays from the old toy store in downtown Richland that became a typewriter store. My grandma knitted beautiful sweaters, hats and booties. She also sewed clothes for it. We ate at the Newberry's lunch counter once in a while. Always liked the club sandwiches cut into triangles with toothpicks holding it together. It was fun to be able to watch the food being made right at the counter. But it was really exciting when they opened the grill next to it. You could order hot dogs and hamburgers and see the hot dogs cooking on the rollers. I still remember the lady who worked at the grill. She had glasses and earrings that matched. Thought that was awesome!!!!!!!!! The last day of school my Mom would take us there for a banana split. -Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) ************************************************** >>From: Larry Brunelle (67) Howdy one and all For those of you waiting for someone to perform some rare act, or just some rare event that will happen only "Once in a BLUE MOON" then Jan 31, 1999 is the day (or night). My wife, Claudia, was commenting as we were enjoying the full moon yesterday, that this is the month of the "Blue Moon". I thought I would pass this little bit of info along to any other moon watchers out there. Also -- Happy New Year! -Larry ~~~~~~~~~~ Larry -- And those 'rare' blue moons? There's another one in March this year!! No full moons in February this year -- REALLY rare to have 2 in the same year - Maren ************************************************** >>From: Darwin Perkins (69) Gary, Several people asked me to send this to you. They thought it would be a great addition to the Bomber web page. You might give credit to Rayola Wheelright for giving me the recipe several years ago. They always turn out great. Really brings back fond memories. --Darwin Perkins (69) RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT CINNAMON ROLLS (makes a bunch!) 1. Dissolve 3T of Yeast & 2 T of Sugar in 1C of lukewarm water 2. Add 1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water 3. Scald 2 cups of milk, Add 2/3 cups of shortening & 10T of Sugar (just less than 3/4C), 2T of salt, stir until dissolved Cool. Beat 2 eggs and add to milk mix. Pour that into the yeast water from step 2. Gradually mix in 10-12 cups of flour Till the dough is thick 4. Kneed till smooth 5. Put in a greased bowl and raise 1 hour punch down and let raise another 45 minutes 6. Roll in a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Butter dough completely with softened butter (try 1/4 to 1/2 cup of butter). Sprinkle with brown sugar until it's covered (1-2 cups at least). Sprinkle with cinnamon until covered. Add raisins or (wal)nuts as desired. Roll up the entire rectangle and slice into 1 inch sections. (for large rolls flatten with the palm of your hand). Place pieces in buttered pan or cookie sheet. (if you pack them in, just touching, they look just like the ones from the cafeteria when they are done) Let stand 45 minutes. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350F. Remove from oven and glaze. Note: If you want to add raisins, put the raisins in a small amount of water then in the Microwave for a minute or two. Drain them WELL, maybe squeeze excess out with your hands. Add to the dough after a few cups of flour, then mix and add the rest of the flour. To cut into nice even pieces, use a string. Slide the string under the long roll, bring the ends up to the top, cross and pull. This will cut the rolls without smashing them. Glaze: Mix powered sugar, Margarine (or Butter), vanilla, and milk until it looks and tastes right (try a cube of margarine, lots of sugar, a tsp. of vanilla, and milk until the glaze is smooth.) Don't glaze the rolls until they are ready to be eaten, If you want to save them till later, put the glaze in an air-tight container. After the rolls cool, you can cover them in plastic. They're still good re-heated in the microwave. (30-45 seconds) ************************************************** >>From: Rebecca Manolopoulos (70) I want to let everyone know who has been sending messages for my sister Alexandra to my e-mail, she has finally decided to join the 21st century and get on line. This has been a long and hard journey for her so please let her know all your tips of the trade and welcome her to the group. She can be reached at [deleted for privacy] As you will notice she cannot just purchase a PC and join all of us she has to go get the webtv. It could be due to her age and eye sight (no offense to all Bomber's older than her). The rest of the family is slowly getting there and I am working on the rest of them to get online, but until then I will continue to forward by snail mail message to the rest of my siblings. -Rebecca Manolopoulos (70) ************************************************** >>From: Kelvin Soldat (71) Mike Davis's (74) memories of the basketball court in his backyard is right on! It was THE place to play if you wanted to become a Bomber hoopster in the 70's and 80's. More important it was a wonderful place to meet and "hang", mainly because of the neighborhood people and the terrific hosts the Davis family). I spent so much time there it became a second home to me. Mike, don't forget to put Gary Webb (64) and Denny Duncan (66) on your list of famous Bomber hoopsters to play there. Mike, I do agree on your assessment of Dick Cartmell (73) and Rod Marcum always calling fouls and Pat Hoke's and Rooster Anderson's elbows but Mike, I never traveled, I was just utilizing the Mel Schauer cross over step I so perfected. One thing for sure, of all the players that played at Davis Court, Steve Neill was the shortest! Rumor has it there will be a reunion this summer of all Tinkle streeters and Davis Court regulars. More on that will be forthcoming. Lord Kelvin ************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) from a Bomber Guest Book: Date: Sat Jan 2 21:48:33 1999 Hey Bombers! Someone told me about this site so I had to check it out. Nice work. As RHS alumni, has anyone ever tried to explain to someone what the mascot of our school was (is)? Every time I tell about the R logo with the mushroom cloud, or how the cheerleaders would bring out a 3 foot bomb replica out on the basketball court at half time, they look at me with such disbelief. Also they laugh when they hear about the good ol' Bleacher Bums at the Basketball games and their obnoxious chants like this one that was grandfathered in from way back... "1-2-3-4 everybody hit the floor, 5-6-7-8 everybody urinate. Give me a U (U), Give me a R (R), Give me an I (I), Give me a N (N), Give me a E (E), what's that spell (URINE), what's that spell (URINE), what's that MEAN (You're in Bomber Country, You're in Bomber Country ..." Okay I'll stop, I'll stop. Actually Mary Foley and I used to write some of the tamer chants for the boys. Happy 1999 everyone ************************************************** >>From: Mike Neidhold (77) Does any Bomber have a funny story about their Drivers' Ed teacher? My Dad was Jerry Neidhold and he taught at Lewis and Clark, 6th grade and then at Bomberville for a long time. He might have been your driving teacher. I would like to hear any funny stories or memories you might have about my Dad. Thanks for sharing. -Mike Neidhold '77 ************************************************** >>From: Kareana Hupp McColloch (89) I have to agree with Julie Hannah (89). Travis was one who represented all that a Bomber should and would be. -Kareana Hupp McColloch (89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) RE: Automatic Alumni Sandstorm mail list update MY DAY WITH MAIL-LIST Almost have everyone added to the automatic Alumni Sandstorm list -- was about to add '93 today. Several e-mail addresses had been removed for 'excessive bounces' - they worked FINE for me last week. Called Televar for help since they had returned 20 or so to the sandstorm-mail-list. After speaking with Televar I wrote this message to Mark from mail-list: "Mark, I just spoke with Televar.... Of course they say it's on your end... They told me to send e-mail to everyone on this list and ask them to respond... if they do, then Televar says it's got something to do with the way your computers are trying to talk to their computers... and that perhaps you can call their 800 number and get it straightened out." ================ So far, I've heard from 6 of the Televar Bombers who were supposedly 'bounced' Here's Mark's response... my heart sank as I read this... ================ "Maren Ok, I give up. I am in this business to make money. So far, I have sent you more than a hundred email's in getting this list set up. I have spent more time with you than any other customer in the past three years. I will tear up your check and send it back. There is nothing wrong with, and I cannot make any money holding your hand. Please migrate your list to one of my competitors :-) No charge for the service to date. Good luck. mark" =============== I've spent the afternoon rebuiliding my mail list. There will undoubetdly be duplications with my newly rebuilt Alumni Sandstorm list. Please let me know if you get more than one of this. Be patient with me --I'm pulling my hair out today! An Alumni Sandstorm dated 1/4/99 went out thru mail-list this morning. Anybody NOT get that??? Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('64 Bomber) ************************************ ************************************ That's it for this Mail List update. ************************************ ************************************ ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/5/99 15 Bombers sent stuff in: Paul Crowder/Evelyn Meyer Crowder (46), Ralph Myrick (51), Jane Rollison (52), Marguerite Groff (54), Robert Kennedy (60), Carol Converse (64), Kathy Rathjen (66), Lucinda Green (69), Mike Franco (70), Don McJilton (72), Patty Stordahl (72), Mike Davis (74), Kelly Weil (81), Julie Hannah (89) ************************************************** >>From: Evelyn Meyer Crowder & Paul J. Crowder, Jr. (both'46) We do enjoy reading all the memories of all the "young" people who write in. Despite what our graduation year tells about us, we don't feel as ancient as we are. Too many things to see and do to feel too old. To: Kay Mitchell Coates (52) You lived down the street on Williams from my husband Paul. He lived at 1003 Williams in the 40's. We remember his mother knowing your mother and I think my mother Grace Meyer may have known your mother also. Was your father in Security? To: Mike Neidhold (77) We didn't have your father Jerry (49) as a driver's ed teacher but did go to school with him at RHS and also Allan Neidhold (48). We talked to them both at a reunion sometime ago. My husband says he enjoyed playing basketball with Allan and we both enjoyed knowing them. We just checked their pictures in our 1946 annual. You didn't mention your dad attending RHS but we thought it would be quite a coincidence to have two Jerry Neidholds in Richland-- let us know if we have the right one. Evelyn & Paul Crowder. ************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) To Mike Neidhold (77). Mike, I never had the opportunity to work with your dad but my wife, Judy Myrick, did. She was secretary at Richland High when you dad was there. One thing she will always remember about Jerry is each morning when he got to work he would report to the office to check with Judy and Betty Steelman. They would always check his socks to make sure they matched. And I don't care where it was on the street or on the golf course, Jerry would pull up his pants so she could check his socks. I know my wife certainly did think the world of your dad. I did too. I played lots of golf with him and Jim Perryman. Those two guys were something else. I know I played with your dad and some of your brothers, you might have been one. Jerry was well thought of and well liked by everyone. ************************************************** >>From: Jane Rollison (52) To Ken Heminger (56): I don't believe we ever met, but I grew up in West Richland when it was still Enterprise/Heminger City. Thanks for the information about the cross on top of Flat Top. I attended Sunrise Services there on Easter 1953 and you are right about the view; it was breathtaking. I was horrified to hear a rumor that the top of Flat Top is now fenced off! Is this true? Is the cross gone? I thought that was public land - or if not, it should be. It belongs to all of us. -Jane Rollison (52) ************************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) New Year's Greetings. Hope this time next year we can all get into our e-mail at 1/1/2000 - and our computers aren't thinking it's 1900 and won't work. Sure would miss this mail - not to mention my lights, heat, water, etc. My "little" brother, Bill Groff (61) finally got on line. Please add his e-mail to your Sandstorm list. He's retired from Boeing and is enjoying it. He would love to hear from any of his friends out there. His e-mail is: [deleted for privacy]. I can hardly wait to hear his stories of growing up in Richland. There are six years difference in our ages, so I wasn't much interested in what he was doing in those days. I tell my grandkids about the neat drugstores we used to have in town. The drugstores I frequented was the Thrifty Drugs next to the Richland Theater in downtown. They had the (then traditional) soda fountain which we always visited after the movies. There was a drugstore on Symons next to what was then the Groceteria (sp??) Grocery store. The Richland Bakery was attached to the grocery store. These business were located on the corner of Symons and Goethals. There was also the Pennywise Drugstore on the corner of Thayer and Williams Blvd. That also became a popular place to get our favorite ice cream and/or soda. And then Densow's Drugs that everyone has talked about so much. Next to Densow's there was a grocery store (can't remember name) that became Roys Chuck Wagon and is now West Side Church's Activity Center. I always thought Densow's carried lots of neat things. I can't remember specifics, but at the time we lived on the corner of Olympia and Cottonwood and I used money earned from baby-sitting to buy wonderful and marvelous gifts from Densow's. I don't think I've been in there since they re-opened. However, another "Senior Moment," I don't remember Densow's Green Hut Restaurant that Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) mentioned. To Darwin Perkins (69): Thanks for the Cinnamon Roll recipe. I'm on my New Year's resolution diet so can't bake or eat them, but you have made the day for all 6 of my kids that went through the Richland School District. Thursdays was always chili and cinnamon rolls. If I had kept records, I bet they had fewer Thursdays as "sick days" than any other day. I'm sure this will be a treasured family recipe for many years to come. Atomic Frontier Days bring back great memories. When I think about being a teenager I loved those times and remember how much we all looked forward to Atomic Frontier Days. A group of us would walk downtown and spend all day. There was always the street dance and all our friends would be there. There was so much excitement. I think for me it was the balmy weather we had - the nights were almost magical (at least when I look back at it). It seemed like there were always lots of stars and the wonderful harvest moons. Of course, I had a lot of the same feelings about going to football and basketball games. I suppose it was the excitement of being young and having no worries and the feeling that life would always be as exciting as it was then. Well - enough nostalgia for this time. It's really nice to have this forum to just reminisce and bring back some of those feelings of youth. Today is wonderful with great children, grandchildren and even a great-grandchild who has (hard for me to believe) made me the "mother of a grandmother." That seemed a little more traumatic than just saying I was a great-grandma But, thank God for memories and being able to go back, once in a while, for just a few minutes. Once more, Gary and Maren, you are awesome and we are all so grateful. Marguerite ************************************************** >>From: Robert Kennedy (60) Like Howard Kirz (60), I too, have recently thought about the Richland Rocket Society. I never got out to one of their launches, so never had the benefit of a first hand observation. I suspected that some of the members used the launchings as a way to attract adventuresome girls to desolate lonely places - "forget the submarine races, we've got rockets!" I found interesting, Howard's use of the word "sappy" in his recent contribution to the Sandstorm. I remember how that word came into the working vocabulary of most of a junior English class in the spring of 1959. It was at the time of the writing contest "Voice of Democracy" (I think) for which we were all given the opportunity to enter and for which some actually wrote moving essays on the topic of democracy in America. For this contest, Mr. Black read a couple of the best submittals and asked us to comment. Howard's was clearly the best and most of us agreed, but not Karen Karnie (60). She raised her hand and informed the world that Howard's entry sounded "sappy." Howard's essay went on to win the competition in the Tri-Cities and I continue to think of that little episode whenever I hear or read the word "sappy." -Robert Kennedy (60) ************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Maren: There was mention of the "Blue Moon" at the end of this month. You mentioned no full moon in February and 2 full moons again in March. I read in the paper yesterday about this. They said that the last time that there were 2 months of 2 full moons was in 1915. Just thought I'd add this trivia. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) This is a second invitation to former Lewis and Clark students who had Mrs. Ericson (and anyone else who is interested) to send her a birthday card or note for her 100th birthday. Her birthday is January 16, and I'll mail a packet of greetings on January 11th. You may send them to Mrs. Peg Ericson, c/o Kathy Loper, 1309 Rochefontaine, Richland, Wa 99352. Thanks to those who have already participated. I know she will appreciate hearing from you. -Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) ************************************************** >>From: Lucinda Green (69) from a Bomber Guess Book Date: Mon Jan 4 18:31:13 1999 Great Web site and idea! While riding Delta "home" for the holidays sat next to a grad from 1984 who lives in CO. as do I. She told me about the site and I was definitely interested. She offered to email me the address which I just received today. And here I am. Thanks for all of your combined efforts. Happy New Year and I'm looking forward to attending the Class of '69 30th reunion in August. -Lucinda Green (69) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To: Mike Neidhold Regarding your dad Jerry... I graduated in 70 and never had your dad in grade school ( I went to Jefferson) and didn't have him for driver's ed ( I had Droopy Juricich, a truly inspirational educator). However, I did get to witness your fathers "navigational skills" many mornings at the Spudnut Shop... it was indeed an education..... -Mike Franco (70) ************************************************** >>From: Don McJilton (72) Response to Kelvin Soldat's (71) memories of the Davis basketball court. Don't forget about all the good games right across the street at Craig (Wally) King's. I can remember spending a lot of time there and playing late into the nite. -Don McJilton (72) ************************************************** >>From: Patty Stordahl (72) Re: Darwin Perkins (69) recipe: You are a God send. I have always boasted of the old chili and cinnamon roll lunch. Now I can actually make them. I printed the recipe out and I am gong to make them today. Guess what we will have for dinner? "A MEMORY Lunch". Thanks. This is great. and welcome to [email deleted for privacy] This really is a blast -Patty Stordahl (72) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I've been reading some people's memories about Bomber basketball and it has given me a idea. Let's do an informal poll of the greatest Bombers ever. Send me your choices of the best hoopsters that you can recall. Your list may only have one or two names or it may have a dozen ,but remember, only the best ones. Mail your choices to me at and I will tally the results and post them in the Sandstorm in a few weeks. Hoping to hear from you soon! Please include player's graduation year and your graduation year. --Mike Davis (74) ************************************************** >>From: Kelly Weil Austin (81) This message is in response to Mike Neidhold's (77) request for memories about his dad, Jerry. Yes, I had the distinct privilege of taking Drivers Ed from your dad. I remember sitting in his summer school classroom while watching all those old blood-bath films like "Blood on the Highway". If those movies were supposed to put the fear of death into all of us, just so we would be safer drivers, it worked! Even so, the movies were a little campy! I also remember many of your dad's funny little quips about getting us to pay attention to the road while we were driving! Here are a few: "When you are the driver, don't be looking in the mirror at Billy and Susie playing `kissy-face' in the back seat..." "You always drive where you're looking." (turning his head and putting his hands up like he was holding onto the steering wheel, then proceeding to turn in the wrong direction.) HE WAS RIGHT! "Pay attention you peeps!" Mike, your dad was funny and sassy, and he made drivers ed easy and bearable any time of the year! Now, when it came to actually driving in the car, I had Mr. Perryman. He wouldn't stand for any monkey business in his car! If you acted up while behind the wheel, he threatened to take us to East Pasco and leave us there! I was also in the same class as your brother, Joey! He probably wouldn't remember me, since I hung out with the marching band crowd and he with the jocks, though. Either way, I loved RHS and being a Bomber! -Kelly Weil Austin (81) ************************************************** >>From: Julie Hannah Gilchrist (89) Seeing the recipe for cinnamon rolls reminds me of the cafeteria serving them with chili every Wednesday. When I was a sophomore or junior there was a period of a few weeks where there would be food fights every now and then. One Wednesday, some upperclassman decided it would be fun if a food fight started with the chili (not the cinnamon rolls of course). I'll never forget ducking under the table as soon as the chili started flying! It was EVERYWHERE, even on the ceiling. It was total chaos. By the time a few teachers wander upon it, it was all over. It was probably around the 86-87 school year some time. Does anyone else remember that crazy day? -Julie Hannah Gilchrist 89 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/6/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 14,517 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff in: Doreen Hallenbeck (51), Kay Mitchell (52), David Tampien (58), Lee Newsom (59), Howard Kirz (60), Kathy Hartnett (69), Gina Evans (70), Lauri Kraemer (77), Mike Neidhold (77), Kelly Weil (81), Erica Fletcher (89) ************************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) To Jane Rollison (52). You inquired about Flat Top Hill in West Richland. I lived in West Richland until two years ago (when I found the sunshine of Arizona). The top of the Hill has been purchased by a man named Hans Ripfel. He has fenced it, and plans to build a home there. He currently resides in the Laurel Hill Addition of W.R. I don't know if the cross is still there or not. Good to hear from some of the 'not so young' Bombers like the Crowders and the Myricks. I'm still looking for mailing addresses for lots of Class of '51 folks. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) ************************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates (52) To: Evelyn and Paul Crowder (46) Yes, our moms did know each other. My mom, Mildred Mitchell, worked in the late 40's and early 50's at the Richland Hardware Store, now Jennifers Bakery. She was the buyer for the gift department - one of the places other than CC Andersons, where you could buy a nice wedding present. She had a knack for ordering and arranging beautiful glassware and unique gift items, and really built that department of the store into a store of its own. Paul's mom worked there also, and they were best friends. This was my place of employment from age 15-18. I loved the job but my favorite part was being able to gift wrap all the pretty things that were going out as birthday and wedding presents. While employed there, I began buying things for my "hope chest". Each payday I would add items and when I married, by hope chest was overflowing. I was so excited when I began purchasing my own dishes - they were the latest thing on the market - heavy non-breakable plastic by Brookwood. The plates, bowls, cups and saucers were square!! How unique!! They came in a set with 4 of the most modern colors - dark green, lime green, burgundy and gray. Unbreakable, yes! I raised 3 kids with those dishes before I put them away for a set of Corning. My oldest son inherited them, and this weekend when I was at my great-grandson's birthday party, lo and behold - there were the dishes. Guess I made a good investment!! My Dad was Art Mitchell, head of the Transportation Dept. He kept the area roads maintained and was instrumental in the building of the dike in '48. He also was on the crew that built the runways at the old Civil Air Patrol field out by the Yakima, where he later became commander. Are you Dick Meyers sister? I know there was a Grace Meyers involved somehow in CAP. That name is really familiar. -Kay Mitchell Coates (52) ************************************************** >>From: David Tampien (58) To Doris Hackney Barott (52) Hi Doris, My name is David Tampien. I was you neighbor on the Yakima River for a few years. I was remembering that yours was the first wedding that I ever attended. Also While you and Bob were being married some of your good friends were doing your car up. I didn't know about the tradition and thought them very unkind to do that to you. The only thing I remember they wrote on your car was, "Oh! for a breeze on Lake Louise." I certainly had no idea what that meant, at the time but it was such an easy phrase to remember that it's still in my current memory bank. I also was remembering that one time on the way home from school, on the bus, your boyfriend ,Bob Barott, was playing with matches in the seat behind you and I don't know if he meant to but he set your hair on fire. I remember how it just went puuff! It was out in an instant and probably only singed your hair. I was in a seat close by and the memory is still vivid after all these years. I also have fond memories of your family. I've seen John and Sharon but it's been several years now. I remember that your dad would smoke his cigar and then when it was finished he would knock the ash off and chew the rest. Since my father smoked cigars the first part was normal but when I asked him why he chewed the leftover he said, "It keeps me from sweating while we're putting up this hay". We helped George Harrington with his hay. I haven't heard anything about Elvira and Red but would be glad for an update. When we first moved to the farm in 1948 I remember that George Harrington took us up to Twin Bridges in his Chevrolet to catch the bus. I think it was a couple of years later when the bus came up to his place so we got the bus to the drive way. I live in Moses Lake. -david tampien (58) ************************************************** >>From: Lee Newsom (59) I just read in the sandstorm from Julie Hannah Gilchrist (89) about a crazy food fight at school. I was just wondering who had to clean up all of that crazy food? I bet I can guess. If that had happened in (59) I know who would clean it up. That is after I was again able to stand up due to all of the welts on my *** from the old spat (what is that) board. But the real crazy part is yet to come when I show up at home an face off with that even crazier dad of mine!! When he was done with me I wouldn't won't to look chili in the face for a long time. What has happened to our schools? I know I'm just glad I did mine in (59). -Lee Newsom (59) ************************************************** >>From: Howard Kirz (60) RE: Sappy stuff Loved reading Robert Kennedy's recollections of Karen Karnie's first venture into literary criticism, and her very astute diagnosis of my personal language disabilities. Have long since lost all memory of the contest itself, but I think the occasion was the ceremonies surrounding Richland's transition from federal to private ownership. (1959-60) Robert's reminiscing brought back a couple of other memories of equally important events of that year: 1) We once stuffed 18 kids into a Volkswagen bug and 2) 15 more into the telephone booth at Uptown. I'm not sure that Robert's right about the Richland Rocket Society being a scam to lure girls, but I'm absolutely certain that the Volkswagen and telephone booth capers were hormonally inspired. Anybody still got pictures? -Howard Kirz (60) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Hartnett Mitchell (69) Just perusing the "memories" from 1/4/99, and it really did wake me up and bring a flood of nostalgia! Someone mentioned drugstores, I had completely forgotten the counter in the back of Thrifty in Uptown. Who remembers my dad, Gabby Hartnett? Besides umpiring almost every little league, pony and colt league, American Legion and summer - loads of softball, he also manned the camera departments of both Thrifty and Densow's. My sis, Peg, and I jokingly remember thinking that everyone must spend summer vacation in the sun-drenched cities, vacation hot-spots such as Moses Lake, Yakima, Connell, I could go on, any where there was a dusty baseball field... we were there!!! Subject #2: Inspirational teachers. I'm sure this will elicit a tirade of opinion, but I still hold Art Dawald's teaching methods personally responsible for my lack of interest in American government. I know he was working out plays for Friday night games while he sat in the back of the class. I did however have an incredibly soft spot for Mr. Hepper, I had him for typing and shorthand, even when I was at my worst (and I had my moments) he was very kind and supportive, truly my one fond teacher memory... Thanks Mike. Being an alumni of CTK also, I do have some fun nun memories, Sister Aurelia Marie's bell. There's more, I'm out of time. Still trying to track down Nancy Dutton Haverly (69), I see her on the roster, anyone have an address or phone # Thanks for the memories, -Kathy Hartnett Mitchell '69 ************************************************** >>From: Gina Evans (70) To: Mike Neidhold (77) I have great memories of our dad. I was in his sixth grade class at Lewis and Clark and also had him for driver's ed. He was and still is my most favorite teacher. My father worked for Albertson's and the family had just moved into Richland from Great Falls, Montana. My introduction into the Richland school system was in your father's class. He was the first teacher I had to use humor as a basis of teaching and believe me I loved to go to his class. I would go home telling the stories to my mom and dad. I had to do one "time out" in the corner of the classroom - I don't remember what I was being punished for. Probably for talking. Who cares. Anyway, the afternoon I get to do the "stand in the corner" routine is the same afternoon your dad invites Mr. Lane's sixth grade class from next door to come in and watch a movie. Great! I get to stand in the corner with not only my own class staring at my back but Mr. Lane's class too. Mr. Neidhold would go to the office way down the hall from the classroom and listen to us over the two-way intercom. Of course, we would get a bit rowdy and fool around. Next thing you know we would hear your dad at the end of the sixth grade hallway up by Mrs. Lester's class. Sometimes he would say something to get our attention three doors down the way and sometimes we would just hear his heavy footsteps coming down the hall ever so slowly. We knew we were in some kind of trouble then. The door to the classroom was at the back of the room and our desks were facing away from the door. He would stop for the longest time and just stand in the doorway. We would be diligently working on whatever. He would wait ever so patiently until we just couldn't stand it any longer and we would slowly start stealing peeks back at him. Then he would erupt with his big voice talking about individual students and what they said and what we were doing. At first we couldn't figure out how he knew all the details. I had Mr. Neidhold for by driver's ed. when I was a sophomore. Not only for the lecture but the actual driving too. What a bonus. As soon as I saw him I knew the class was going to be good. I had to take the driver's ed. class in the summer time so I thought it would be a drag. No way. He made the class fun and and informative. His descriptions were wonderful and fun. Then to have him as the driving instructor too! One afternoon when we were out doing our long distance driving I fell asleep in the back seat. It was hot and boring because we were basically going no where. I always fall asleep when I'm not driving even today so it was not so different for me. I was in the middle in the back snoozing away and he turned around and in his "big" voice said, "I can't believe you would fall asleep and trust one of these other yahoos at the wheel. Can't you see they don't know what the heck they are doing and you fall asleep?" I still laugh to this day. I wish I had a recorder then to record some of the funny stories. He was a great, fun teacher. My mom also worked with your mom at Kadlec Hospital for many years. I would get periodic updates on your dad. I saw him about 10 years ago at the street fair in Howard Ammon Park. I was surprised he still remembered me. Your dad is a pretty nice guy. -Gina Evans (70) ************************************************** >>From: Lauri Kraemer Serafin (77) Thanks to Darwin Perkins for the cinnamon roll recipe. I can't wait to try it, since they were my favorite at Jason Lee Elementary. I bake a SMALL batch of cinnamon rolls about once a month and haven't ever been able to duplicate them. Those rolls were so special that I had "hot lunch" on chili and cinnamon roll day. Just reviewing the recipe brought back that fragrant smell... Thank you. -Lauri Kraemer Serafin (77) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Neidhold (77) To: Crowder '46: That was my dad and his brother, Alan. Dad graduated in '49 and Alan in '48. Thanks for sharing. To Mike Franco (70) - thanks for sharing, Mike. I remember you and my dad having some beers at regionals when I was a kid. I think you and your buddies were in college or something like that. Dad always thought you were one of the funniest people he knew. Could any Bomber experience be complete without droops getting on your *** about a sloppy left turn? Thanks again for sharing. To Kelly Weil Austin '81 - Thanks for sharing. I heard all those sayings every day as a kid. My personal fav... you peeps. Thanks again. (joey is doing great.) -mike neidhold '77 ************************************************** >>From: Kelly Weil Austin (81) Many thanks for the cinnamon roll recipe! Even those of us who were "brown-baggers" managed to get our parents to foot the bill for one hot lunch a week/month when there was the infamous chili/cinnamon roll lunch. I often reminisce about this favorite with my friends and acquaintances, and they look at me like I'm nuts! "What an odd combination!" Maybe, but it was the best hot lunch on the planet! Now that we have the cinnamon roll recipe, anybody have the chili recipe? -Kelly Weil Austin (81) ************************************************** >>From: Erica Fletcher-Bender (89) To: Mike Neidhold (77) Hi Mike! Your Dad was my teacher for Driver's Ed during the Fall Semester of 1986. This particular class was held during ZERO hour. I was absolutely amazed at his ability to be truly hysterical at that awful hour of the morning. It really was quite incredible how he could get an entire class of grumpy, groggy teenagers LAUGHING at 7am. And as others have already mentioned, some of his one-liners were absolutely classic and are easily remembered 13 years later! Take Care, -Erica Fletcher-Bender ('89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/7/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 14,728 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Ralph Myrick (51), Annette Verellen (56), Connie Madron (60), Carol Converse (64), Pam Ehinger (67), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Kelvin Soldat (71), Linda Barott (71), Marsha Jepsen (73), Sue Oberg (76), Randy Ragsac (81), Kelly Flanagan (85), Jenny Loper (87) ************************************************** Tri-City Herald dated Tuesday, January 5, 1999 Violet R. Jones, 95, Pasco, died Sunday (January 3, 1999) at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. She was born in Bly, Ore., and lived in Pasco 55 years. She was a retired teacher. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements. ~~~~~~~~~~ Violet Jones was the PE teacher at Jefferson for many years, and her name has been mentioned several times in the Sandstorm. ************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Talking about Flat Top, how many remember when it caught on fire? I remember Dave Barnett and I took a couple of gals out to watch it burn. What excitement! -Ralph Myrick ************************************************** >>From: Annette Verellen Parnell (56) I have been having fun reading how all of you loved the chili cinnamon rolls. I have been cook and now kitchen manager at RHS for 21 years. The chili and cinnamon rolls is still a favorite meal. Things have changed a lot. We now make them for Marcus, Lewis and Clark and Badger Mountain. So we make 90 gallons of chili, and 1,300 cinnamon rolls to feed the hungry kids. Chief Jo and Hanford cook for the other elementary schools. The recipe has been updated, and we use more modern methods of mixing, and we had to eliminate some of the fat, to comply with today's nutritional guidelines, but they are still great. It is nice to fix such a popular meal. It is great to read everyone's memories. Keep up the good work. -Annette Verellen Parnell (56) ************************************************** >>From: Connie Madron Hall (60) As an old Bomber cheerleader, I'm sure glad I didn't have to do the "Give Me a U-R-I-N-E cheer" as written in by Kelly Walsh of '77!!! Have been enjoying reading everyone's inputs and the e-mails we have received from this site. John (Hall - fellow classmate) and I have been married for 37 years this year, have one quality son who thinks we Bombers are "definitely different." We have lived in Tempe, AZ for 25 years and love it here in paradise - it's 72 degrees today! Hard to beat. I try to get to Richland every four or five months to check on our mothers who still live in their little "B" house on Thayer and "Ranch" on Chestnut. Just wanted to say hi and to thank you for creating a wonderful way to escape. -Connie Madron Hall (60) ************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO: Darwin Perkins (69) - Thanks for sending the recipe for the cinnamon rolls. I'm anxious to try them out to see how close they taste from what my memory remembers. I'm sure we will all be making them in the next few weeks. I remember a diner at the Richland Y when I was little. It was inside an old railcar. Does anyone else remember it? I don't know what the name of it was. As I remember, it was located on the left hand side of the street going into the Y. I thought it was the greatest place to go eat with my folks. Another memory that I haven't seen is in 2nd or 3rd grade learning about the Whitmans and the Mission. We made pioneer costumes and went out to the mission for a field trip. I don't know how many people have been out there in recent years, but back then, it was still the same as it had been - no fences and intercoms. Your imagination could really bring back the real thing. I don't know about the rest of the elementary schools going, but Lewis and Clark did. I still have my hat that I my mother made for me. Later, -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) To the class of 67. Has any more info. come in about the 50 party? I talked with Jess Daniels a while back, about it but have not heard a word since then. So does any one know what is going on??? I hit the big 5 0 yesterday, so now I'm official and can go to the party!! So would love to hear what's going on, or if there is something I can do to help. Just let me know! -Pam Ehinger Nassen 67 ************************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) Just finished reading Kathy Hartnett Mitchell's (69) memories of inspirational teachers - Mr. Hepper. I, too, had Mr. Hepper for typing and shorthand (in '65). He was a very young teacher and we used to always laugh because his voice would "crack" all the time. His wife was expecting at that time and we used to joke that they should name a girl "Pepper". Boy, we were weird! My vote for inspirational teachers goes to Gene Dudley who taught 6th grade at Marcus Whitman. Did anyone else have him? Someone told me that he is still in Richland. Anyone have an address? Another inspiration was Mrs. Davis (she of the penciled eyebrows), although I lived in fear of the woman the whole year in English. I learned so much from her. I do a lot of professional writing and have her to thank for giving me the basics that have stuck with me through the years. Does anyone remember Mrs. Macy (11th grade English) with the rainbow hair? -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) ************************************************** >>From: Kelvin Soldat (71) The recent stories on Driver Ed bring back fond memories. I was lucky enough to have both Ray "Droopy" Juricich and Mr. Neidhold. They were both fantastic. I remember the first day of driving with Ray Juricich being the instructor. He chose me to be the first driver. I got behind the wheel and immediately started driving with the emergency brake on. He had me pull over and gives one of his patented "Jeesh, What the Hell you doin? I thought you were smart?" I replied, "What made you think that?" and he says, "Well you're so damn ugly I figured you had to have something going for you!". Everybody in the car burst out laughing, including me. Turns out I got an A in the class and later in the year I started for his JV B-ball squad that finished undefeated, first ever at Richland. He actually was a pretty good teacher and coach. -Kevin Soldat (71) ************************************************** >>From: Linda Barott Rodriguez (71) To David Tampien (58) David, I am a 71' graduate of Col-Hi and my mother is Doris Hackney Barott (52). I remember her fondly talking about the Tampiens and the Harringtons all the time. Being out in the boonies, they didn't have very many close neighbors growing up at Horn Rapids Dam. My Grandpa (nicknamed Cork) was the ditch rider for many years and I have many fond memories of having lunch under a big tree down by the Yakima River with my Grandma. I can still remember the inside of the two story house that is sadly no longer there. But in many art shows around, there are paintings and pics of the dam and the house. I deemed it quite famous and I know that my Auntie (Elvera) Verd and Uncle Red have a large painting of it in their living room and Mom has a picture of it hanging on her walls. I have never heard the story about Dad playing with matches on the bus. Can't wait to talk to him. It doesn't surprise me though, he is still feisty after all these years. I remember Grandpa always having a stogie and loving the smell, but I never saw him eat it, ick! Mom, Auntie Verd and I still attend Bethany Church in West Richland where they got married. Mom and Dad were the first to get married there. They had to hurry to finish the church for the wedding. Mom is still close to Elvera and John. They have family sing-alongs quite often singing the old tunes, reminds me of sing-along with Mitch. I guess Uncle John was called "Little Elvis" in his day. I still love to see him stand up with his guitar and sing the Battle of New Orleans. He really gets into it and gets his leg going like Elvis. Well, I am writing because Mom's PC is out of commission until her neighbor, who is a PC guru can get back this weekend from a trip and fixes it. I am sure she will write when she gets back on line soon but I wanted to let you know. One interesting footnote: My husband David (69) grew up on Riverside Drive in West Richland. He went into the Marine Corps that year and was in boot camp in Calif. with a young man named Rob Rivers who was Florence Harrington's son. -Linda Barott Rodriguez (71) ************************************************** >>From: Marsha Jepsen Lee (73) I've loved reading all the wonderful memories from the past. Does anyone remember Wayne from the candy counter at Densow's? I remember stopping by there everyday after school to get penny candies and bubble gum. Wayne was a gruff old guy that was always yelling at the dozens of kids that were hanging out there. Also licorice ice cream cones from the lunch counter there were great! Does anybody remember the totem pole that Mr. Swensons 6th grade class from Spalding made? Cindy Arnold (73) was the lucky winner of the totem pole and had it in her back yard for a long time. Is it still standing? As for the cinnamon rolls... I now work in the kitchen at Chief Jo. We make those cinnamon rolls all the time. But I don't think they are quite the same as the old ones. Ours are still good but the memories of the old ones seem to be better! Would love to hear from my class of 73. -Marsha Jepsen Lee (73) ************************************************** >>From: Sue Oberg Friend (79) To Mike Neidhold '77 - I had your Dad as a driving instructor back in the fall of '76 so I could be sure to get my license the second I turned 16. I remember him as a man of great patience. He would take us out in those cheesy cars to teach us how to parallel park - something that has never come naturally to me. Going out on the highway between Kennewick and Pasco was always a big deal too, but the greatest thrill was the "Night Driving". Once we'd driven around a while and had a pretty good feel for the car, he'd have us go into a gravel parking lot and spin a doughnut so we could feel what it was like. What a thrill for a kid. The other thing I remember about your Dad was that he had a pretty good sense of humor and didn't mind being teased. One day he came to class with a fresh haircut - a sort of Prince Valiant sort of look. I asked him if he'd just gotten his hair cut and I think he mumbled something about his wife having cut it for him. I then asked if she had just taken a bowl out of the cupboard, put it over his head and... That's when he cut me off saying, "Hey, that'll be enough of that". He acted all gruff, but you could see the smile in his eyes that told me he had a great sense of humor and his ego hadn't been bruised. I still give thanks to your Dad for teaching me the proper way to do a "head check" when changing lanes. -Sue Oberg Friend '79 ************************************************** >>From: Randy Ragsac (81) >From the RHS Guest Book Record 244 Name: Randy Ragsac Referred by: AOL From: Salinas, Ca. Time: 1999-01-05 20:10:49 Comments: Let me know what the class of 81 - Richland Bombers are doing ************************************************** >>From: Kelly Flanagan Gustafson (85) To Mike Neidhold (77) - I have great memories of Drivers Ed with your father, first of all I had to convince my dad to let me take Drivers Ed he was so strict that I was told I couldn't get my license until I was 18 anyway! I was probably one of many who gave your father a heart attack while driving. It was my turn to take the wheel and one of my class mates, Eric Thompson, (who was such a joker anyway) kept giving me crap while driving, and dingy blonde that I am I turned around to yell at him and almost hit a parked car right there on Long Avenue! Needless to say I got a little bit of a lecture from your father. He always had such a great sense of humor and made the class a lot of fun and never made you feel stressed about knowing the material he had great patience! -Kelly Flanagan Gustafson, Class of 1985 ************************************************** >>From: Jenny Loper Buchanan (87) To Mike Neidhold (77) - Your dad was my driver's ed teacher the summer of 1985. He was so entertaining! He would keep us enthralled with gruesome car accident stories, (for some sick reason, we really like those) that would make sure you remembered your seat belt. And when parking your car uphill, your tires go "up, up and away!" In a lot of ways, he reminded me of my own dad, so I guess I had to pay attention! -Jenny Loper Buchanan '87 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/8/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 14,883 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff in: Rex Davis (49), Jim McCord (57), Sue Garrison (58), Pete Overdahl (60), Jim Hamilton (63), Marianne Matthews (63), Dewayne Maxey (65), Bob DeGraw (66), Mike Davis (74), Marjo Vinther (77), Shelley Williams (84) ************************************************** >>From: Rex Davis ('49) RE: Violet D. Jones Dear Maren, The Violet R. Jones who recently died is not the Violet D. Jones who was the PE teacher at Jefferson School in Richland. Violet D. Jones lives in Laguna Hill, CA. We have exchanged Christmas cards every year but this past one. She was born in Minnesota and not Oregon as was the lady in Pasco. Hope this will help correct the previous information. Best Regards, Rex Davis (49) ************************************************** >>From: Jim McCord (57) I guess I could talk about Densow’s with some authority, having worked there after my older brother Bob (55) departed for collage at WSU. Bob worked there 3 years. I started my sophomore year and worked there throughout my RHS days and a few years after. I don't know if many of you remember when Densow’s had the Green Hut restaurant in it back in the 50’s. Jim Boyd (55) was one of the cooks or chefs back then before he went off to WSU. Then about that time the Jeweler Store up by the front door, owned by Les and Ellen Sherwood, opened. How many of you remember the Toy Room in the back corner, on the C&H grocery store side before it became Chris Stordahl Barber shop (Chris, Curley, and Darryl)? I bet a lot of you got your hair cut at that barber shop, I did. And how about Johnny and Helen Knoll's Ice Cream and soda fountain. I, as many of the RHS grads who worked Densow’s, have many fond memories from there. Just a few that I still remember who worked there.... Sally Gleason (56), Judy Gleason (59), Jo Taylor, Sharon Kaiser, Sharon Gates (57), Mildred Hollick (Dennis), Irene Smith (59 - remember your 48 Chevy, I still do), Sheila Stambough (62)... and many others. I still remember a lot of your parents and your young faces coming into the drug store as you were growing up. Every time I read the Sandstorm I recognize your names and still remember the young faces. I guess there are three things that really stick in my mind. The first one was one Xmas when they still had the toy room. I was responsible for handling it. Remember the old Daisy - looking BB guns that made a loud pop? Well one went off, and so off to the toy room I go to put a stop to it and get the kids out of there. To my surprise when I grabbed what I thought was a kid to tell them to quit playing with the guns and get the hell out of the toy room, turned out to be a middle-aged short man. I still don't know who was more surprised, him or me! Second thing I remember was a young high school girl who was bent over looking at something along one of the walls. Well, knowing that I knew her, here I go... I wet the first two fingers on my right hand and give her a real snap on the rear end … (another dumb move)! When she turned around, it wasn't who I thought it was... it was a middle aged lady! I tried to apologize but that didn't work too well. I could see her still rubbing her butt while telling Evan Lytle on me. After she left we had a good laugh and I was told not to ever do that again whether I knew them or not. The last thing and the best one, occurred up at the hot Kellogg Nut machine. I think I was talking to Judy Gleason while she was waiting on a lady customer. I guess I was standing a little close to the folding door to the nut machine because when Judy lifted it to close it, she about flipped me over the top of the nut machine. I was all glassy-eyed and had an extruding pain between my legs, and all this lady could say was “are you all right?” Needless to say, Judy was about on the floor from laughing so hard.…. I worked at Densow's until I went to work for GE. Then it was John Campbell's turn at the helm to replace me at Densow’s. And to Irene: No, I don't have the 55 T-Bird any more. I don't know how many homecoming queens it hauled around the Bomber Bowl. I think it was at least 3 or 4. But, wish I still had it. Even though Jan Voorhies (61) and I are living in Huntsville, AL for the past 28 years, we are still true Bombers and enjoy the Bomber web site. Thanks to Gary and Maren! Keep up the good work! -Jim K. McCord (57) ************************************************** >>From: Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) Thanks to Maren and Gary for this great sight. Also want to thank them for allowing me to tell Sandstorm readers all about the "A" house ornaments the Richland Seniors Assoc was selling. Ads would not be the norm for this group - and I agree. But I also knew that Richland alums would be the folks most interested in such a unique ornament. And, of course, the project we're raising funds for is much needed and very worthwhile. We're all SOLD OUT... thanks to all of you who ordered the "A" house ornaments. All proceeds went to the Bldg. Fund for a new Richland Senior Center. We hope to have other alphabet house ornaments available in 1999. I'll keep you posted. -Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) ************************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl (60) To: Carol Converse Maurer (64) - Thanks for mentioning the diner at the Richland WYE, I believe it was Bert's Diner, and I thought it was on the NB on ramp to Rt. #240 on the right side with it's back to the Columbia River. My brother Jim (57), Mick Peterson (61) and John Jetton (60) used to go their and play pinball machines and they could win money. I never liked the games but it was fun to go and watch. -Pete Overdahl (60) ************************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Me thinks the name of the diner at the "Y" was Bert's Diner. Went there when we used to walk the tracks to hunt rabbits up by the Flume. Pook (63), Jim Maulsby (63), Chico Taylor, Frank Osgard, Norman Hill (63), Bobby and Billy Chipmunk (63), Dewey Skaggs and Dick Plows (63). We kept the world safe from Jack Rabbits, there was never a chance of a tularemia epidemic, as long as we could shoplift .22 shells from the downtown Thrifty Drug. Bert's had a great juke box (possibly the "Juke of the Covenant") that included "Five Feet High And Rising" and "Tennessee Flat Top Box", both sung by Johnny Cash. Another plus, was that you could smoke there and most probably not run into any of your folk's friends. You ate at the counter with your back to the on ramp, so people on the way back from the Buck Private, couldn't I.D., you, unless they knew your D.A. I'm pretty sure the last time I went there was with Rob Hills (63) on one of our "Friday night, can't get a date, let's go play the pitch n' putt down at Columbia Park, and stop at Bert's to get something to eat and listen to Johnny Cash and maybe our luck will change". We did, and it didn't. Semper Bomberus, -jimbeaux ************************************************** >>From: Marianne Matthews Wood (63) Newberry's was a favorite place of mine, especially easy for me to get there since we lived across from the Uptown on Haupt. I stole a piece of bubble gum from there, first and last time, since the guilt and intrigue didn't seem worth it - there - now I've confessed. I used to buy the very cheap engagement and wedding ring combinations from there when in grade school and wear them; I can still picture the counter. Also went to Johnny's, usually for Twinkies, (another confession coming...) and decided one day to buy Sen-sen since I'd never tried that candy before. Johnny told me I didn't want to buy that, it was for smokers and I was so embarrassed that I didn't go back for a long time. I have a picture in my mind of guys standing around toward the back of the store but don't recollect that I knew what they were looking at at the the time but did find out later! To Carol Converse (64) - yes, I remember the Whitman Mission well. I loved going out there and reading about it's history - especially enjoyed the book on the Sager children. We took our grandchildren out there last spring when our grandson was studying pioneers and it was so neat to be back there. It's lovely countryside and has wonderful views of the Blue Mountains - which reminds me of my first ski trip taken while at Chief Jo. A group of us went - we must have been in some organization and I remember Marilyn Groff (63) - wasn't it you? who broke her leg right off shortly after arriving. We felt very bad for her but didn't stop skiing. The way we stopped when going downhill was to just sit down - having not learned to snow ski. Also, I was a Candy Striper while in High School and enjoyed the comments about them a while ago. I liked my candy striped jumper. I remember vividly one evening having to try to calm a screaming baby for several hours after the mom brought it in, because she was going nuts listening to this baby cry hour after hour and needed a break. I never learned what was really going on, but I know I wasn't able to get this baby to stop crying either. Probably should have discouraged me from having children - but it didn't. I know, I'm being windy but remember our choir teacher, Harley Stell (spelling?). He was so good but was only there my Sophomore year. I played the piano for choir all three years and sang too. Mr. Ydstie was our director our junior and senior years and was such a disappointment - he dripped sweat, no... poured sweat at performances, ugh. I didn't give him a fair chance - oh, bother, there I go again, another confession. Anyway, ColHi had a great choir w/Mr. Stell. One more thing, then I promise I'll quit. The Uphoffs were mentioned a while back; he was one of the minister's at Central United Protestant Church. Mrs. Uphoff is in the same nursing home in Des Moines as my Mom. She also has Alzheimer's but is still very sweet. I told her the other day that I went to that church after I was married and she said that she went to that church too, every Sunday. So, with that, I'll stop for now. -Marianne Matthews Wood (63) ************************************************** >>From: Dewayne Maxey (65) from a Bomber Guest Book: Date: Thu Jan 7 00:52:53 1999 From the class of "65" I didn't graduate from Col-Hi , moved to Idaho. I was in the class of 65, would love to chat with anyone who remembers who I am... ************************************************** >>From: Bob DeGraw (66) To Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) - I also had Mr. Dudley in the 6th grade at M.W. and he was one of my favorite teachers. I wasn't a great student in those days and he got more out of me than any other teacher I had. I remember some times he would just sit and talk with us about everyday things. He would also come out at recess and play kickball or baseball or whatever with us and that was always fun. I think he went to Carmichael a couple of years after I left M.W. Another good teacher from Carmichael was Mrs. Black. Does anyone remember her? And also on my list of memorable teachers was the already mentioned Handsome Henry Younce. I think he always wore a bow tie didn't he? Does anyone have access to a picture of the old Marcus Whitman school? -Bob DeGraw 66 ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I have to respond to Kelvin Soldat's (71) entry on the 7th of January. Having known Kelvin for over 25 years I feel I am qualified to finish his comment about the Bomber's first-ever undefeated JV basketball team, for which he was a member. Maybe the most important fact about that team was that they won 20 games and lost none, but the most memorable fact was that Kelvin was the first and I would presume, the only, Bomber ever to wear low-top black Chuck Taylor Converses on the main Bomber floor!!!! A feat that will never be matched! Congrats Dog! -Boo Boo (aka Mike Davis-74) ************************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther Burt (77) To Mike Neidhold (77) - I had no idea your Dad was such a character! I now feel cheated that I never had a class of his! For some reason I had the impression that he was very stern! What a great mentor he must have been to you. You must miss him a lot... From things I've heard about your teaching style though, it sounds as though you are a "chip off the old block!" I've been told you are one of the kids' favorites at Carmichael! I had Mr. Juricich for Driver's Ed - and I was so afraid of him due to stories I'd heard (similar to Kelvin Soldat's story - if he'd told ME I was ugly I would have burst into tears!) Fortunately he never made me cry, and in fact was pretty nice to me. I even believe he gave me a compliment one day when he said to one of the other drivers in the car, "Why don't you shut up and be quiet like Vinther back there!" Another line of his that I've always remembered and put into practice is, "The key to driving is efficiency. If someone needs to merge, let 'em in!" I remember his daughter Barb (73?) - she went out with Don McJilton (72 - Hi Don!), who was/is my brother Rick's good friend. She was very nice to this "little sister" and she was very funny too! Re Flat Top: For years that property was owned by the Diettrich family - the same family that owned Diettrich's grocery store on Dupertail and Wright as well as the one at the bottom of Flat Top. I know Mrs. Diettrich (Wanda) through C.U.P. church and she is one of the nicest persons you could ever meet. They had always graciously allowed the Easter services to be held up there. A few years ago when she was faced with deeding over the property she felt very badly about the possibility that the new owners wouldn't allow that tradition to continue - but there was nothing she could do about it. I'm not sure what the new owners decided.) I loved going to the Diettrichs' store at Dupertail and Wright. I remember one time when they had samples of Dr. Pepper out - both hot and cold! I didn't have the nerve to try either! I was still under the impression it was made with prune juice! Re the Whitman Mission: As my siblings (Paula 69 and Rick 72) can attest, our parents REALLY liked the Whitman Mission. We went there all the time! When out of town family or friends would visit, we'd go to the Mission. When there was nothing to do on a Sunday afternoon, we'd go to the Mission. We witnessed every phase of development there from the time there was just a small trailer for the Information Center. The Whitman Mission is the background to many a Vinther home movie. -Marjo Vinther Burt (77) ************************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) I love all the comments about cinnamon roll and chili day. I live in Moses Lake and when I tell people that was my favorite lunch, they look at me like I'm insane. As far as I know, it's the only district that serves it. My sister, Carrie, has kids in the Richland school district and she says cinnamon roll and chili day is the day all of the parents come to eat lunch with their kids! -Shelley Williams Robillard (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/9/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 15,035 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Marguerite Groff (54), MLou Williams (60), Kathy Lamb (62), Kathy Rathvon (63), Mary Ann Vosse (63), Carol Converse (64), Mary Sullivan (64), Lloyd Swain (66), Patty Eckert (68), Barbara Duncan (69), Kellie Walsh (77), Debra Evans (79), G.S. Gordon (79), Tim Lippert (79) ************************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) For Marianne Matthews (63): You mentioned the ski trip to the Blue Mountains when Marilyn Groff (63) broke her leg on what was probably her first run down the slopes. You were right - it was she. You questioned if that was correct, but Marilyn isn't on line right now to answer you, so I, as her big sister, decided to respond. Marilyn and her husband Dale Taylor are suffering the winter in Mexico on the Baha as we speak. They do this on a regular basis. They are now living in Colorado and I feel so bad that they are missing the delights of winter. I don't think she does much skiing anyway. There has been so much talk of Mr. Dawald. I also had him for Government. He had this silly dry sense of humor and once I was the brunt of it. During class one day he asked me to come up to his desk to get something. When I got up there, he asked me, "Is your Dad a mailman?" It seemed a legitimate question, maybe he knew someone with the same name. I answered, "No." His reply, "Well then, what is he a female man?" There were a couple of giggles from the class - basically it went over like a lead balloon. It embarrassed me, mostly because I didn't just ignore him. I was pretty gullible in those days - I' sure he had recognized that. Kay Mitchell Coates (52): I remember the old Richland Hardware. I worked for your Mom during Christmas of 1952 (maybe '51), sales, gift wrapping, etc. It was my first job and I really enjoyed it. I liked your Mom a lot she treated me well. The hardware did have wonderful glassware and gift items. The year I worked there, I spent all my earnings in the store buying gifts for my family. I was sorry when they closed the store. I believe it was moved, but it eventually lost most of it's charm. What was the name of the man that owned Richland Hardware. I know he and his family were members of Richland Lutheran Church and they moved to Spokane after the store closed. He had a son who was a few years younger than me. Also, I remember that they lived near downtown in what we used to call a "Track" house (the original homes prior to the government homes). I'm noticing that as I get older, some memories only come in bits and pieces, sometimes like a puzzle. I normally call those times, my "Senior Moments." All for today -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ************************************************** >>From: MLou Williams (60) This is really great! As the readers and writers increase, it's terrific to hear from or about old classmates and see how many memories are shared. To Doris Brinkerhoff DeFord (57): My father was also a power operator. Coming from the dust bowl where they often had little or nothing to eat, he was the same as your dad - he wanted no bills, no mortgage, and unfortunately no frills. Thanks to Mom we had such luxuries as dance lessons and piano lessons. He did decide to forgo buying the "B" house we lived in on Van Giesen to move to a more upscale ranch house, although he also paid it off as soon as allowed. I loved our new house. It was without the half-dug basement we had at the "B" house, which we knew was full of black widow spiders, tarantulas, rattlesnakes, and other monsters, although we never actually SAW any. But I did miss that central parking area in the "B" and "A" house blocks, where we could all get together for baseball, playing cars, or throwing mud clods, while hollering "Bombs over Toyko." As children, I'm sure we never realized the significance of what we were saying. But that central park and play area would sure save us some of the "children in the street" problems of today - it was ahead of its time! To Marv Carstens (61): Ah ha! One could also get a Green River at J.J. Newberry's when it was finally built uptown. My Mom and I would go shopping on Saturdays and always have an egg salad sandwich and green river for 75 cents at JJs. I was a year ahead of you, and our sixth grade Jason Lee teacher, Mr. Tessen, was very kind when we were shipped off to Lewis and Clark and deprived of all special classes, such as art, PE, music, etc. He let us have extra long recess so we could run over to Thrifty Drug and get jaw breakers, etc. (Of course, he didn't know we were going off campus!) And we had dances in our room during lunch break. We were pretty restricted to our homeroom, for some reason. They treated us like intruders at THEIR school. I was glad to get back to Jason Lee. To Don McJilton (72): Is your mother Nadine and does she live on Birch? If so, she spent Christmas Eve with us! My mom lives on Acacia and they are card buddies! We ate your cheese log -- sorry! About the Cinnamon Bear - I've ordered it from Barnes and Noble online, also comes in CD form. I made a deal with the local radio station KOHU (here in beautiful downtown Hermiston, Oregon - just southwest of Hat Rock for you rock climbers) and they're going to play it for us next holiday season, sponsored by the public library (which I run, or try to.) To Joe Choate (60) - congratulations on your chemistry degree! It sounds like you have made good use of it. Yes, I also remember that evening with a smile. Just how many of us were in that car anyway? Did you know Jay Siegel (61) is in Bremerton, Nadine Smith Heusser (60) is in Maryland, Missy Keeney Baker (59) is in Richland again, and the last I knew, Jim Thomas (60) was a state patrolman in the south. So do you know where anyone else from WestSide Church is? To Robert Kennedy (60) and Howard Kirz (60) -- I remember the "sappy" story. Howard's entry was metaphorical about a ship as I recall, and it was the kind of thing that would make a successful grant request today. I remember the room exploded when Karen announced it was sappy - we SFLs were such undisciplined students! Gary and Maren, if this keeps up, the class of 1960 will be able to have a bangup reunion in the year 2000, thanks to all your efforts. Have you gotten the concept yet, that you are both appreciated SO MUCH! What you have done for all of us is just the best gift ever. Someone else said that, I don't want to plagiarize, but I do want to repeat it. Thanks again. MLou Williams (60) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Lamb Brown (62) Kathy Lamb Brown (62) checkin' in What fun this site is! Gotta say "Hi!" to everybody, And add a bit of my Bomber history. We moved to Richland in February 1948, Dad, Ray Lamb, had been hired as principal at John Ball - the least desired education job in the state at that time. Why would anyone want to go to a make-shift school (hutments slapped together as classrooms) in the middle of the desert where the wind picks up the sand, hurling it everywhere and literally knocking people down. In spite of this all this, Dad and his teachers formed a great bond that continues today - with Mom. Dad has been gone over thirteen years now. Among my favorites, is Vera Edwards. She was his secretary for a short period of time. When Spalding was constructed, she and Dad and Jean Lynd (his secretary then) transferred to open the "new school" Vera was teaching ninth grade English at Carmichael by the time I got there. It was a pretty new school at that time, too. Speaking of Carmichael, does anybody remember Bill Dutton, the choir teacher? - terrific! I add them both to the list of outstanding teachers. Back to 9th grade English - It was in Vera's class I wrote the thesis titled "Richland Led Three Lives", still fascinating subject matter. To Spalding trivia. My best memories are those wonderful Halloween Carnivals, ...the silent movies, and costume contests. I went as Little Bow Peep one year. My brother, Mac Lamb (59) as the Headless Horseman, carrying a pumpkin for a head. Dad was quite creative with costumes and Christmas decorations (including the tinsel) too. When I went into kindergarten, Mom, (Kay Lamb) started teaching 4th grade at Lewis and Clark. She taught there for 27 years, so some of you may remember her. We lived in an "H" house on Craighill. She still does and is doing great. Dad (the whole family) did an extensive remodeling job when Mac and I were in Jr. High and Columbia High School so it is not recognizable as an "H" now. I guess that was a good way to keep us busy... not necessarily out of trouble : ) but busy. The house has become THE foundation place for all cousins to touch base. Our home was on the infamous 300 block of Craighill, referred to earlier by Kenny Wright (63). Yep, I was one of the 31 kids he mentioned. My yard was your yard. You know the routine. Oh, the Christmas tree forts, the igloo forts and snowball wars. In the summer we had back yard circuses. Denis Sullivan (62) was our ring master. It was held in Deedee Willox' (64) back yard. Her sister, Judy (61) and I used their swing set (which doubled as an engine hoist for their Dad's moonlighting car repair business) as our trapeze. It was a great place to grow up. Chuck Groff raised his family and is living in the house next door to Mom where he and his brother, Cary grew up. They are the only old timers left on our block. Jim Fitzpatrick, father of Kathy (63), James (60), and Brian (56)?, passed away just last week. He had a full life and was one of those terrific Dads who caught the bus for his day, swing or graveyard shift in the area, doing nobody knew what. Enuff!! I hope this was more fun than boring. It was for me. Thanks! It IS fun sharing in all your memories, too. -Kathy Lamb Brown (62) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathvon (63) I loved the "A" house ornaments. I ordered three - one for my Mother, one for my brother and one for me. Our 1st house was a "A" house - 1227 Stevens Drive - right across the street from Sacajawea. It was at one time the parish for the Catholic Church. To Rex Davis (49): I would love Violet Jones' address. She was one of my favorite teachers and remember being very proud when I got an "S" in PE. I would like to send her a note. -Kathy Rathvon (63) ************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) Since the subject of the drug stores started, I have been trying and trying to remember the name of the cross street on Goethals where the drug store we frequented was located. Thanks to Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) for helping solve the mystery - it was Symons! But I had forgotten all about the bakery until she mentioned it! That was my first experience with cream puffs and chocolate eclairs. We only lived on Goethals for three years (2nd, 3rd and 4th grades), but I remember well pooling money with my neighbor, Janie Overson, and making a trip to buy a plate of french fries to share. As I recall, the drug store had a soda fountain and a couple of booths and we always chose the booth. Ah, simple pleasures. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) ************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I want to thank all the e-mails and comments about Bert's Diner in the Richland Y. They did bring back a lot of memories of eating there and what it looked like on the inside. Thanks everybody. Later. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ************************************************** >>From Mary Sullivan (64) Just a quick note re-Driver's Ed. - and Mr. Jurich - Does anyone remember what "tool" he used in the car while a student was at the wheel?? ************************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain Hey kids!... to Bob DeGraw (66)... I think the new CREHST museum might have an old photo of Marcus Whitman... I will check for you and let you know... Hey did any of you have Mr. Harbour for Biology?.... to me he was an incredible teacher.... made biology fun.. yet he expected you to know your species chain... I also liked Jim Loss... I spent many an afternoon with he and a bunch of you others rehearsing for Bye Bye Birdie or Lil Abner... Geeze I remember Jack Keeney (65) as Romeo Scragg... my god.. today he looks just like his character!!!..... I also remember Terry Davis (65)... we were in Gramercy Ghost together... and he fluffed a line that I remember to this day.... its kind of like the episode of Seinfield where the woman's name sounded like one of her body parts... I will not reveal it... but Terry... you made my life with that line!!!! Oh.. to Vickie Schrecengost Carney (67)... I always wondered what ever happened to you... you must write me and tell me about your life... -Lloyd Swain (66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is a link to CREHST (Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology) Museum on the All Bomber Alumni Links site. - Maren ************************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers (68) Hi Maren and Gary, back on Montana soil, but off again shortly to help Mom in Richland for an extended visit. For the special Bombers and other people and couples that wrote on our Dad passing away, we appreciate such loving helpful comments at such a time. For Daniel Henry (68) - finally met your Mom and Dad at the ceremony and they are so nice and your Dad impressed me to no end with his robust friendly hand shake and open manner. He seems like the type you just like to know!..... My best to them for being there also. Our family has been so blessed living in the Richland area's and this site is a tremendous idea of interest to even our Mom for all the memories it helps her recall. Hope to use a web tv for further information once I get all hooked up over at Mom's place so I can still read the Sandstorm and SandBox news and still correspond with the family from there. For the two people who know the newest, lower fat recipe on the schools' cinnamon rolls they serve these days: how about your helpful update on that great recipe sent in before. With Annette Verellen Parnell (56) being the Kitchen Mgr. at RHS perhaps you could spread that news on to some of us more health conscious lovers of cinnamon rolls, and of course Chief Jo's kitchen person Marsha Jepsen Lee (73): if there is a way to still have that wonderful tasty roll in a lesser fat version, help us out here! Bomber Cheers! -Patty Eckert Weyers (68) ************************************************** >>From: Barbara Duncan Herod (69) I was just introduced to this wonderful memory lane at Christmas and have really enjoyed reading all the remembrances of Richland. I have noticed many references to elementary school teachers and was wondering if anyone had any memories to share of my aunt, Gertrude (Hazel) Duncan. She taught 4th grade at Jason Lee for many years. Some of my fondest memories of her were the times my brother, Mike (68), and I went with her to set up her classroom for the new school year. She is still living in Kennewick and continues to be a very active and vital person at 80+ years. I'm sure she would love to hear any kind thoughts you may have to pass along. -Barbara Duncan Herod (69) ************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) As a new reader to the Sandstorm, I have a few questions that might have been addresses before. Sorry if you've already covered these subjects: First, to Sue Garrison Prichett (58): Has the group that makes the house ornaments ever done an "H" house? I would love to get my hands on one of them. We lived in an "H" house on Hunt Point. Second, somebody was talking about the toy department at Densow's ... does anyone remember the toy department at Christmas time in the Uptown Thrifty's? It was up in the loft of the store and it was chalk full of toys - Santa was up there, too. It is one of my fondest childhood memories. Thirdly, how many people miss those good ol A & W burgers in the foil pouches? To me it seemed like our A & W was unique; no other A&W's burgers tasted like the one in Richland. And finally, to Rex Davis (49): Weren't you the men's tennis coach at WSU in the 70's and 80's? Didn't know you were a Bomber. I played for the woman's tennis team in 78' and 79' under ... gee, I've forgotten the coach's name. She was a Swedish gal whose favorite expression was "Uf dah!" I think she coached soccer as well. Also played when Betty Harris was coach. All for now. -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) ************************************************** >>From: Debra Evans Grimm (79) Thanks for the cinnamon roll recipe. I made them on my day off and they turned out wonderful. People here at work loved the cinnamon rolls but think I am nuts when I said I got the recipe from the "Bomber Web site". They have a little trouble comprehending the significance of the whole mushroom cloud symbol thing. -Debra Evans Grimm (79) ************************************************** >>From: G.S. Gordon (79) To Mike Neidhold (77), Hi Mike, I also took drivers ed from your dad. I remember parallel parking especially, I was able to slip between the cones as if I was born to it. But when I finished, your dad sternly told me to do it again. I did, perfectly. As I emerged from the vehicle, the scowl on his face led me to believe that I had done something wrong, but he just turned to the rest of the class and told them "There, you saw that twice now, that's exactly how I want to see the rest of you do it." I could only laugh when I saw the gleam in his eye that I'd mistakenly taken for a scowl. That was a big compliment to me, one I remember vividly to this day. It's too bad more folks didn't take drivers ed from your dad, judging from the way folks drive in the Tri~Cities, I'd say two thirds of them never took any course whatsoever and could use a good driving school. I seem to remember that Mr. Neidhold spent a lot of time hammering basic driving techniques and common courtesies that are virtually ignored in this area today, a plain shame. -G. S. Gordon (79) ************************************************** >>From: Tim Lippert (79) To: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67): Hi, Mr. Dudley's E-mail address is [deleted for privacy]. I had my Dad call him. He still lives in Richland. My folks have been friends with the Dudley's since I've been around. I remember when I'd see him he always had a new "gag" handshake for me. -Tim Lipppert (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/10/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 15,199 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff in: Gail Henderson (53), Anne Collins (60), Janet Voorhies (61), Marv Carstens (61), Sandra Woods (61), Judy Gilman (63), Mary Sullivan (64), Gary Brehm (64-KHS), David Stack (65), Peg Wellman (66), Dave Miller (67), Janice Riese (67), Debbie Lien (69), Mike Franco (70), Petra Giangrande (72), Jeri Shaw (73), Mike Davis (74), Jim Buchanan (81) ************************************************** >>From: Gail Henderson Renner (53) Hello, my sister Mary Henderson Jochen (55) and brother-in-law Buzz Jochen (51) have been forwarding me the Sandstorm and I have great f un reading all the msg especially from my era. Such great memories and learned some things I didn't know. I am living in Pensacola, Fl now with my son and daughter-in-law, and am a nanny for their 4 yr old twin boys. Yes, it is a handful, and I question my sanity at times. I told Ric, my son, when we found out it was twins that it would be "double payback", little did I know that I would be living with them. Portland, Or is my home really, but I find that I would rather be in Richland now. All my cousins, Barbara Culverhouse Janssen Snider, Jerry Culverhouse and Glenna Culverhouse Cline, and Norma Culverhouse King all live there so now I am thinking I will eventually come back there. I see Wyoma Baker Vale, Janice Kerstetter Bulleck, Helen Hammock Whitney, Judy Meyers Donovan, Darlene Baalman Brown and of course Barbara alot lately. In 1997 we had a mini reunion in Oak Harbor at Wyoma's. What a blast. It is so good to keep in touch. And it is something we intend to keep up. Keep up the good work and please put me on your list. Thanks. -Gail Henderson Renner (53) ************************************************** >>From: Anne Collins Moyers (60) To Kathy Lamb (62): I remember your Mom very well. As a third grader, I prayed all summer that I would get her. I lucked out!! She was such a kind, caring teacher. I remember wanting to hang around after school to help her, then we would walk home together. I'm sure as I look back, she probably wished I'd just go home on time like the rest of the kids. She never once let on, just acted like we were the best of friends. I'll treasure her always for that. A number of years later, I had the opportunity to student teach at Spalding with your Dad. You were lucky to have them for parents. To ML Williams (60): Do you have Nadine Smith's address or email? -Anne Collins Moyers (60) ************************************************** >>From: Janet Voorhies McCord (61) from a Bomber Guest Book Date: Fri Jan 8 04:26:11 1999 Love reading the memories. Add my name to the Class of 61. ************************************************** >>From: Marv Carstens (61) To anyone else who lived near the Lamb's in the south end of town, remember also Duke and Suzy (?) Campbell (61 and 63), Ken (?) and Jim Knostman (58 and 60), the Burke brothers (????, Jim and Kenny) Norm Bell and his sister, Bill Chambliss (the water-dog guy), Larry and Ron Popp (Larry passed on last month of cancer), and two brothers whose last name I can't remember ... Keith (I think) was the older of the two, Tommy was in the class of 61. Teacher memories: [the late] Tom Barton, Warren Scott, Nadine Buescher and Helen Skogen were among the best anywhere. Genevieve Lucky, Gilbert Mantel and Marguerite Colliton also taught at Col-Hi, although I doubt that anyone would include them in a "-best" list of any kind. Anyone else out there remember the day Carolyn Mouton spiked Colliton's thermos of coffee with [indelible] blue-black ink .... and Colliton then shared with the short red-headed guy who taught Spanish right across the hall in Macintosh? Geez, that was funny at the time ..... Does anyone know where the Ellingson girls are now ... Lael (sp?), Eleanor, Patty and Micki? So many memories ... so little computer space! To: M.L. Williams (60) Yes, I remember our Jason Lee/Lewis & Clark/Jason Lee classes very well. I still have nightmares about Howard McCleary, John Jeffries and Jerry O'Neal shoplifting CARTONS of bubble gum and candy bars from Downtown Thrifty during those 'open-campus' lunches. A couple of other names from that time ... Janice and Trulene Latting and Lola Heidelbaugh ... those three gals led the singing on the school bus (as I remember, anyway) to and from L/C each day ..."Reuben and Rachel" is one I recall clearly, but I know there were a lot more. How did the bus driver ever maintain her (his?) sanity, I wonder... Mentioning bus drivers triggers another memory... John Seaton was a driver in the 50's and 60's, and one of his children was a daughter named Carolyn (class of 60?). She lived close to the Warren girls, Sandy (59 or 60) and Suzy (63), in the 1500 block of Thayer. Anyone have a clue as to where they are now? Nelsina Roberts ... Leslie Nelson ... Susan Kelly ... Phyllis Reich ... Frank Berg ... Jack White ... anyone? -Marv Carstens (61) ************************************************** >>From: Sandra Woods Crabtree (61) Rex Davis (49), Saw your entry in the 1-8-99 Alumni Sandstorm. Did you grow up on Hunt Street? My family "the Woods" lived one house over from you and your brother Jim. Willmott's lived across the street, Stice's down the street a little. I remember how you corrected my tennis serve. It's still lousy. Have to tell you I keep trying - was playing on a court in Williamsburg, VA last spring, over stretched bounced on the right side and fractured three ribs. For just a short time warp I thought I was sixteen again and just as light on my feet. Living in Ohio and having been away except for occasional visits to family in Richland since 1963, this Alumni Sandstorm is the greatest!!!!! My sister Donna (64) sent it to me in December. -Sandra Woods Crabtree (61) ************************************************** >>From: Judy Gilman (63) I have been reading all the Sandstorm entries and what I find so interesting is that, although I don't believe I have known any of the people writing in, their memories are so similar to mine. All the talk of choosing Christmas toys that occurred before Christmas reminded me of all the hours I spent in my room pouring over the Sears catalog. I remember the drug store fire and the toys my mother bought at the fire sale. I remember the drug store soda fountain and how sophisticated I felt in 6th grade when my friends and I would get a booth and have french fries and a coke. The drug store I remember was, I believe, called "Ray's Drug." I made almost daily visits to this store for the six years I lived in Richland until my family moved, against my will, when I was 12 in 1956. In the early years, I bought bubble gum, sometimes having enough money to get the packs with baseball cards (many of which I wish I owned today). I later graduated to cherry cokes or double dip ice cream cones that cost a dime. MLou Williams (60) mentioned the great opportunities for meeting friends and playing in the shared parking lots and greenbelt areas. These are the center of my best memories. I remember baseball games, hide and seek until late hours on summer nights, and yes many, many times playing "Bombs over Tokyo." What a different perspective we have on this today. It is interesting for me to read about all the favorite teachers, many of whom I never had the opportunity to take as we moved so soon. But many of my elementary teachers stand out. Several people mentioned Miss Whitehead. I had her for second grade at Jason Lee. I can still see her standing in front of the room. As I remember, she was strict, but very fair and caring. Other teachers I really liked were Mrs. Laney for 4th grade, Mr. Jones for P.E., the art teacher at Jason Lee whose name I don't remember, and a younger P.E. teacher who taught the 5th and 6th grade P.E. He lived beside the park across from the Lutheran Church on Van Giesen. On Saturdays, he would set up the high jump and work with kids. What dedication! I remember really wishing I could have the male teacher for 6th grade at Jason Lee, but not getting him. I wonder if he was the Mr. Tessen that people are writing about. I think we were lucky with our schools and materials in Richland. When I first moved to Portland in 7th grade I remember feeling how odd it was that we only had one set of books for each subject. People writing about the riding academy, the Cinnamon Bear stories on the radio, the tumble weed storms, the half dug out basements with the feared "Black Widow" spiders, Mr. Uphoff at Central United Protestant, the sledding hill etc. all bring back memories to me of a great place to be a child. Thanks. I only wish I could have stayed - I might then have known some of you personally through the high school years. Gary and Maren, I add my thanks to all the others. -Judy Gilman (63) ************************************************** >>From: Mary Sullivan (64) To Kathy Lamb Brown (62) - I was SO delighted you decided to "check in"!! You might not be aware of this, but some time ago I mentioned you and "your" family and the fact that you lived across the street from "us" (The "Sullivan Clan") and that I had a memory of believing you were SO rich because when you were a young girl you were able to send one of your dolls to the "Doll Hospital"!! Also, I mentioned that I had your Mother as a teacher at Lewis and Clark for the 4th grade!!! And for months now (I kept forgetting) I have been wanting to mention THE CIRCUSES we had in the neighborhood, just as you said, in the Willox's back yard!! And yes, I remember my brother, Denis (62) as being the Ringmaster! (I was a "gypsy" and told fortunes!) I believe WE had THE BEST neighborhood in which to grow up!! And WE DID have alot of fun!! I had forgotten about how the trapeze was "put together"!! Do you remember about the "professional" clown that our Dad knew and came and helped us with our "makeup"??? Thanks for the update on "the neighborhood"!! I'm sorry to hear of "Mr." Fitzpatrick's passing!! But am glad to hear that your Mom is doing great! She was one of my favorite teachers! Speaking of teachers, I think I had Vera Edwards for English in the the 9th grade but I went to Chief Jo and didn't realize she had taught at Carmichael! She, too, was one of my favorite teachers!! Even though we had to move away from Craighill in 1958, (our youngest sister, Maureen (76) was born and we needed more room) I still acknowledge that it is my "native" neighborhood!! Thanks for writing in - it definitely wasn't boring - it was great fun!! Please say "Hello" to your Mom for me! Til later, Bomber Cheers Always, Mary Sullivan (64) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (64-KHS) I've been meaning to write for a month now, ever since people have brought up the club they used to go and see big name acts (Fats Domino, etc.) and dance in the 50's and early 60's. That was the Social Club, and it was located across the street from Sander's Field on Clearwater Ave. Originally, the building included the Social Club, Highland Bowl and KEPR Television. It burned down in the early 60's. Around 62 or 63, I think. Waremart food store was located there until about three years ago when they moved up the street to a new store. It is now being remodeled and will be Walker's Furniture. Gary Brehm (KHS '64) ************************************************** >>From: David Stack (65) from the RHS Guest Book: Record 248 Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: North Pole, AK Time: 1999-01-08 21:57:27 Comments: I'm a graduate of the Class of 65. I currently teach AFJROTC at North Pole High School, North Pole, AK. ************************************************** >>From: Peg Wellman (66) It's been great reading the memories, and seeing familiar names and places. My brother Paul (67) and I grew up on Sanford, attending Marcus Whitman and Carmichael on our way to RHS. There has been some mention of Marcus lately; I have an old picture of it which I will scan on Monday and send to Bomberville. Like many other's parents, my folks saved everything! Regarding Marcus... some of you know my Mom, Margaret Wellman, from her principal days at Marcus, between 65 and 75. Fewer know that before she married, as Margaret Hartman, she was the first principal of Marcus. One of the warm memories from her memorial service in Dec, 94, was shared by Richard Harris, who had been Captain of the Patrol Boys at Marcus in the Spring of '45. He drove down from Wenatchee that winter day to share memories of Mom with those at the service. He especially remembered the day in March, 1945, when Miss Hartman summoned him to the office. They went out to the front of the school, where the flag was raised and lowered every day, and Richard lowered the flag to half-mast because Franklin D. Roosevelt had just died. He and Mom had stayed in touch all those years. Densow's and Diettrich's (sp?) were mainstays in the support of our cozy life in a 2 bedroom precut. Trips to Densow's with dad were always fun. It was there I bought my first baseball glove, and later, I pined in the back toy room for the Barbie dolls and clothes that unfortunately didn't hit the scene until after I had been deemed "too old" for dolls. Drinking Green Rivers at the soda fountain... for a nickel as I recall. Evan and Lyle were wonderful to us when Dad was dying of cancer (58-59); more than once they opened after hours because the pain killers hadn't lasted long enough, and the morning was too far away. Anybody remember the meat locker at Diettrich's? Bert Wells? -Peg Wellman (66) ************************************************** >>From: Dave Miller (67) To: Rod Brewer (65) - I wondered if folks were talking about the Mike Neill from Ritchie Ct. and when you said Bolanges it had to be the same guy. The Ritche Ct. gang there was so many guys we could get full teams in any sport. Two Wallace kids, 4 Miller kids, several Anderson kids, Bolanges, Neills and several others. After the Bolanges concreted their back yard that was the place. With spot light that was the place we all played. Mike was one of the youngest but like Rod said he was fast and also a great receiver in the backyard football games when we used to choose up teams in the Andersons back yard. His older brother, Phil, and Anderson and Bolanges were the main man on I think the 1965 or 1966 team. ************************************************** >>From: Janice Riese Blaisdell (67) To Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) RE: 50th B-day party for all of us: If Jess Daniels does not have any information, you might try Vicki Steichen Buck. Don't know if she has E-mail, but she is VP @ RHS and said to be "in the know" about such things. Hope you find something out. -Janice Riese Blaisdell (67) ************************************************** >>From: Debbie Lien Gieszler (69) I, too, received an "A" house ornament. My sister, Allison Lien Edwards (77) gave one to me and our whole family. She then told me about this great web site! Thanks Gary and Maren! I'm really enjoying hearing about "early" Richland. We didn't move here till '64 when I was 13. I still remember my first memory of Richland in the spring of that year. My Dad brought us over from Seattle to check out the town. It was a beautiful sunny weekend. The grass was green already, (still brown in Seattle), and it seemed so strange that all the houses looked alike! We moved to a ranch house on Swift about 2 blocks in from the Bypass. Soon after we moved in, we experienced one of the areas infamous windstorms. I remember being embarrassed because my brother and sisters were running down the street chasing tumbleweeds! Later, we moved to an "A" house which was on the corner of Perkins and Roberdeau. We were one block behind the Mayfair Market and a drugstore (can't remember the name). My mother thought it was great, as she'd send us to the store for anything she had forgotten to buy! As for teachers I remember: I had Mr. Dudley at Carmichael and thought he was great. For math I had Mr. Jantz, and I still remember him saying "You can't mix apples and oranges!" He was trying to teach us fractions, and I'm sure he was frustrated with me! In high school my favorite teacher was Mr. Carroll. He taught psychology, and I remember being astounded by his comment that for each one of us, there were at least a thousand others out in the world who would be compatible to us in marriage. I guess I had some romantic concept that there was "one and only"! Luckily, I did find one of those "thousand" possibilities, and have been very happy with him for 26 years. -Debbie Lien Gieszler (69) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To Kathy Lamb Brown (62)... Vera Edwards taught 9th grade English at Carmichael???? I am sure I had her for the same subject in 9th grade at Chief Jo.. am I mistaken? -Mike Franco (70) ************************************************** >>From: Petra Giangrande Nash (72) I am interested in hearing from classmates of mine. My E-mail address is [deleted for privacy]. Also my former name was Petra Giangrande. Thanks, -Petra and from a Bomber Guest Book: Date: Sat Jan 9 18:36:59 1999 This is cool! My sister told me about this site and she's not even a bomber. I also would be interested in hearing from my old school chums. I've been busy with 3 kids and soon to be 4 grandkids. Lucky Me! Hope to hear from you soon. -Petra Giangrande Nash (72) ************************************************** >>From: Jeri Shaw Rodinsky (73) Happy 1999 to Bombers of all ages! Just a few responses to past Sandstorm entries. To Barbara Duncan Herod (69) - I was lucky enough to have your aunt for 4th grade at Jason Lee more years ago than I'd like to remember. If I'm not mistaken, it was Mrs. Duncan who tantalized our noses one morning with the smell of fried eggplant. Mmmmm . . . it smelled so good, just like southern fried chicken. I remember my mouth watering as I waited rather impatiently for the cooking to be finished so we could eat the tantalizing taste treat. Well, it was quite a disappointment when I actually tasted it. I'm afraid I was one of those kids who took one little bite and threw the rest away. I think about that day whenever I go to my son's classroom to cook potato Latkes during Hanukah. There are always a few kids, just like me, who take a tiny bite and throw the rest away. It is still a wonderful memory from my school years, however, and I still don't like eggplant :~[ To Mike Neidhold (77), I was fortunate enough to have your dad for the Classroom portion of my driver's education. I remember him as being very droll in his humor. "Now, when you go for your diving test, just remember, the officer isn't going to be impressed by your choice of radio station, so don't turn it up real loud when he gets in. He's also not going to care what your hair or make-up looks like girls, so don't grab the mirror and begin to primp as soon as he gets in the car." (I'm not sure if this would qualify as a direct quote, but I don't think I'm too far off!) I also remember the exasperation in his voice as he'd say, "Now, think about this and answer carefully, does your street have a center line?" and then look around to see students confidently shaking their heads, safe in the knowledge that there wasn't a drop of paint down the middle of their street. "I don't CARE if it isn't painted on, EVERY STREET HAS A CENTER LINE, AND ITS YOUR JOB TO STAY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF IT!" And then the satisfied smile, and sigh of relief, when he was finally able to get the concept across to all of us. Very cool teacher! I'm also lucky enough to have gotten acquainted with your Mom. We played darts on the same in house league at the Town Crier a few years ago. She is pretty cool as well. I always got a kick out of her stories about your Dad and your family (as well as other topics.) Please say hello for me when you get a chance. Thanks! Does anyone among us know anything about the gold and green camper rig I passed the other day in Kennewick. It just has to belong to a Bomber, the colors are too Col-Hi Green and Gold to be anything but Bomber affiliated! Very cool rig! That's it for now. -Jeri Shaw Rodinsky ('73) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) This Bomber Alumni site is very entertaining. Rekindles of few memories of my own: Memories of Jason Lee: * Jim Perryman. Just a young buck back then. Could hit a softball about two miles! * Bill Hinchcliffe became principal when I was in the third or fourth grade. Mr. Perryman ran an after school basketball program and after the day's games were completed he and Mr. Hinchcliffe would play basketball with a few of the sixth graders. I remember Mr. Hinchcliffe would travel all over the place, but what could you say? He was the principal! * Remember the school cooks back then? They all wore these lily white uniforms. Looked like nurses! I think lunches were 30 cents and milk was 2 cents. * Mrs. Just, the music teacher. She would make us come sing solo next to her and her piano a few times a year. Frightening! * Mrs. LeClair, kindergarten teacher. Reminded me of a drill sargent. Seemed about 8 feet tall. Remember nap time, laying down on your towel. If you didn't bring your towel you had to lay on newspaper - now that was a cozy bed! * I remember the long hallway from the office to the last wing. It seemed incredibly long to a small kid. Memories of Chief Jo: * balcony in auditorium - how cool was that? * Mrs. Bishop at the end room of the upstairs hall. Does anyone ever remember her cracking a smile. * Mr. Richards, shop teacher. This man could literally remove a kid's *** with one of his "hacks"! Mr. Piippo, my all time favorite. My favorite Piippo story was one time we were watching a film on one of the old projectors. The film came loose off the back reel and was falling on the floor. One of the students by the projector raised his hand and told Mr. Piippo the film was going all over the floor. Mr. Piippo nonchalantly walked over to the projector and looked at the film falling on the floor. Looked at the kid. Looked back at the film still falling on the floor. Then looked at the kid again. By this time half the film was now all over the floor. Finally, Mr. Piippo, very calmly, asked the kid sitting next to the projector, "What do you think we ought to do? Shut it off?" Richland High School: * Remember Matt Greenough, Gov't teacher. My brother, Steve, told me a story once that he and a buddy of his skipped out of Greenough's class one day and went down to the Spudnut Shop until their next class. When they walked in the Spudnut Shop who do you think they saw in the back booth? Greenough! Apparently, he too, was skipping class! * Mr. Carlson, Biology. He had that wandering eye. You never knew who's **** he was chewing out! * Fred Strankman, P.E. Strankman's P.E. was all fun and games. You'd watch the poor fools across the gym in Max Jensen's class doing about five hours of calisthenics! Great memories -=Mike Davis (74) ************************************************** >>From: Jill Buchanan Rose (81) from a Bomber Guest Book: Date: Fri Jan 8 00:37:49 1999 Looking forward to getting in touch with old classmates! Married to a Richland Alumni - Rick Rose (Class of 1978) Proud to have a daughter who is now a Bomber, and a son who will be there shortly. -Jill Buchanan Rose (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/11/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 15,316 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff in: Norma Loescher (53), Jeff Hartman (59), Jan Nelson (60), Sandra Woods (61), Kathy Lamb (62), Gary Behymer (64), Kathy Rathjen (66), Patrick Goble (71), Jean Albaugh (72), Marsha Jepsen (73), Elizabeth McAllister (78), Shannon Weil (82), Justin Brunson (84) ************************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell (53) To Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54): Your description of Art Dawald's joke, "Is your father a mailman?" reminds me of a greeting he often used: "Hello, Little Maid!" Mr. Dawald's government classroom was full of Little Maids that semester. To Kathy Lamb Brown (62): I never had the privilege of knowing your parents personally, but Vera Edwards rates as one of my favorite teachers. She helped me overcome shyness by casting me in a school play. I see her at Retired Teachers meetings and find her as charming and outgoing as ever. I also have warm memories of Mr. Dunton, a kind and compassionate music teacher who took personal time after school to rehearse with me for a talent show. Only later did I realize I have no special talent for singing. After these two and others encouraged me to step out of my shell, I decided that I wanted to teach junior high - where students don't yet feel limited and are still willing to TRY almost anything! -Norma Loescher Boswell (53) ************************************************** >>From: Jeff Hartman (59) I have been enjoying reading the memories of the Bombers since finding out about the site from my cousin Peg Wellman Johnson (66). My memory is not as good as some Bombers partially because my family only moved to Richland at the start of my sophomore year. I had been raised on the family farm in Benton City although it wasn't the one that got the colored easter chicks. My Mother (Mary Hartman) taught first grade at Jason Lee for about 10 years (56-66). My Dad (Dean Hartman) started with the project as a budget analyst in 1943 and retired as Budget Director about 1972. After Col-Hi I went to the CG Academy and put in 30 years of active duty primarily as a search and rescue helo pilot. Spent over a third of my career in Alaska and retired there as a Captain in 1993. My wife Sylvia and I settled on the western slope of Colorado two years ago and like it a lot. My favorite memories of my Bomber days center around the guys I hung out with, primarily the "Royal Five" Bob Lewis (59), Paul Knutson (59), Pat Hartnett (59), Dave Mansfield (59) and myself. I remember fondly Spudnuts but don't recall any cinnamon rolls. Must be old age. Looking forward to our 40th this year and hope to see many classmates and friends there. -Jeff Hartman (59) ************************************************** >>From: Jan Nelson (60) What great fun. Have continued to enjoy the entries. Scan them every day. To Marv Carstens (61) We have communicated about the 1400 block of Judson and I appreciate all of your memories of where I grew up, but this in response to Tom Seaton the bus driver. John was his youngest who now lives in Tacoma. Tom passed away 6 or 7 years ago but Gwen (English Teacher at Col Hi) is still in Richland at a spry 90+. Linda ( not Caroline) Seaton (60) was one of my best friends in High School. She is in Calif. and not yet hooked on this site. There is a small group of us who stay in touch with each other and celebrate every few years. Myself, Linda, Judy Cameron, Judy Parker, Penny Pleise, Delsie Skeen and Karen Howe. While I am here, has anyone mentioned or remember walking around the Uptown. I remember when we (the gang mentioned above) were in Junior High and would walk around the uptown in one direction so we could see all the cool guys (usually several years older) driving around the other way. We would walk it several times. What fun on a hot summer night in the Tri-Cities. Really sorry to hear about Larry Popp's passing. A great guy. Remember him from study hall. Any details of where condolences can be sent? -Jasn Nelson (60) ************************************************** >>From: Sandra Woods Crabtree (61) Many of you have mentioned sledding on Carmichael hill. Those of us that attended Jefferson grade school would put a spotter down at the intersection of Hunt and Van Giesen, he would signal and we would come charging down Haines Street hill. But most of the time we would go to Bergdahl's hill and sled all day. July Wall (61), Dave Warren (61), Crane Bergdahl (61), Kathy O'Rourke (61), Larry Coryell (61), Rick Donnel (61) and anybody else who was in the area would be there. Mittens got wet - went home hung them by the coal furnace and got another pair that had already dried on the line and start all over again. Later, when my dad bought an old Willy's jeep, he would tie all the neighbor kids sleds together and pull us down the road to the Jefferson school grounds. Circle all the way to the tennis courts and around the school. I believe the police had a conversation with him about that, but he did it anyway. Through the years, I have talked about Richland and what it was like to grow up there. Most people thought I was making it up. How could a Government own a town. How could it be that we had never heard of Welfare, unemployment, etc. And they painted the outside of our house every 5 years and the inside every year. When my dad was drafted, we weren't allowed to stay in Richland. We moved back to Denver. But, when dad got out of the service, we ended up right back in the same house with the same furniture. Enough memories for tonight. Thanks again to Gary and Maren for all their work. Sandra Woods Crabtree (61) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Lamb Brown (62) To Mike Franco (70): Yes, according to Mom, Kay Lamb (4th grade teacher L and C), Vera transferred to Chief Jo after I left Carmichael. If Mary Sullivan (64) had her at Chief Jo, then the transfer had to have been that year - summer of 59. She apparently ended up at Hanford. Are you out there, Vera? Fill us in. To Mary Collins Moyers (60): You made Mom's day. She remembers you, Who you married, Where you went to school, that you went ahead and got your masters, and taught in Vancouver. You WERE good friends! Are you still in Vancouver? Thank you for your reply. Mom does not have a computer, but she is enjoying the SANDSTORM through me. Makes for double pleasure. Thank you Maren and Gary! Bye for now -Kathy Lamb Brown (62) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Back issues of the 'Alumni Sandstorm' are available upon request via e-mail. Please request the date or dates wanted. I will forward. (;-) Behymer (64) First Date was August 1st, 1998. -Gary Behymer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) Peg Wellman (66) mentioned Bert Wells - do you mean the one from the KEPR TV show? In fourth grade, Jan Moulthrop (66) , Carolyn Poor and I practiced a couple of songs for weeks to audition for the Bert Wells show. When we finally did, he was so kind, and told us to come back when we developed some harmony (dah!). We did, but before we could try out again, his show was off the air. I don't know if it just ended, or if he went to a TV station elsewhere. On the subject of music, Mrs. Teats at L and C was so enthusiastic and sweet. I think every music class she set aside time for any student who wanted to "perform" to do so. We were so confident back then. Kids didn't make fun of each other, as I remember. I also remember the talent shows at L and C. No winners, no losers, very simple. Also, every year the 4th graders studied the pioneers, and the finale was a square dance presentation complete with pioneer dresses and western outfits! The one Mom made me was passed down through my three sisters, and I think even some neighbor girls. Enough for now. _Kathy rathjen Looper (66) ************************************************** >>From: Patrick Goble (71 from a Bomber Guest Book: Date: Sat Jan 9 20:28:17 1999 Add me to this great list This is a great idea and I am very glad I found this great way to get info about the other people who went to Richland High. Please be sure to add me to your list. -Patrick Gohle (71) ************************************************** >>From: Jean Albaugh McKnight (72) Kathy Rathvon (63) (must be "the twins" big sister) mentioned Vi Jones the other day. I remember learning how to do the Twist in her PE class. It was either in first or second grade. We all stood in a big circle and tried to put out a cigarette with our toe. (That class was a lot more fun than dancing in Junior High PE, when you're six inches taller than all the boys.) I also remember climbing the Jefferson rope (girls had to wear their shorts on PE day) and Mrs. Jones' leopard print exercise suit. Regarding music class, I think we sang "Roll On Columbia" every week. -Jean Albaugh McKnight '72 ************************************************** >>From: Marsha Jepsen Lee (73) from a Bomber Guest Book: Date: Sun Jan 10 00:15:55 1999 Add me to the list! Thanks for all the hard work on this site. It's a great way to find old friends. Would love to hear from other classmates from my class of 73. -Marsha Jepsen Lee (73) ************************************************** >>From: Elizabeth McAllister McCardle (78) Does anyone remember watching concentration camp films in Mr. Jantz's math? I never could figure out why we were watching them in math. -Elizabeth McAllister McCardle (78) ************************************************** >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche (82) To Lloyd Swain (66) - I also had Mr. Harbour for Biology (AP in Jr. year). He not only made the class fun and exciting, but also led some memorable extra-curricular activities (anyone remember cross- country skiing in Oregon?) It was the first and last time I ever cross-country skied, but I remember it like it was yesterday. He took at least 15 of us to a little place just across the border from Walla Walla (I forget the name). Talk about a teacher who went the extra mile for his students. One of my all-time favorite teachers was Mrs. Clement (10th grade English). I heard from her Christmas Card that she recently retired (for the last time!). It is unusual, I think, for a teacher to care so much for her students that she would stay in touch for almost 20 years, but I still hear from her every year (she even came to my bridal shower!). She always asks how my twins are and came to my parents' house when we were there for a visit to see them. Thanks to her, I have wonderful memories of high school and pay extra close attention to avoiding dangling participles. Did anyone have Mr. Dan Hazel for 6th grade at Marcus Whitman? I have always wondered what is going on with him now. He was another great teacher. -Shannon Weil Lamarche (82) ************************************************** >>From: Justin Brunson (84) RE: add me... justin e. brunson - class of 1984 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/12/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 15,486 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff in: Shirley Segrest (52), Jim McCord (57), Tom Matthews (57), Anne Collins (60), Jean Turner (61), Jane Walker (62), Ralph Koontz (62), Mary Collins (63), Gary Ennor (64), Shirley Collings (66), Christopher Lih (67), Kathi Clark (67), Gay Wear (69), Becky Tonning (73), Mike Davis (74), Karen Davis (76), Mark Woodward (81), Peggy Kinney (81), Justin Brunson (84) ************************************************** >>From: Shirley Segrest Wurz-Telford (52) To: Kathy Lamb Brown (62): I remember your Mother well. She was my son Dan Wurz' teacher in 4th grade. He still remembers her and has always considered her to be his favorite teacher. He had a bad teacher experience in 3rd grade and was so thrilled when he found out he was going to be in Mrs. Lamb's room. She was so loved by all the kids. I was a "stay-at-home mom" in those days and was very involved with the PTA and always a room mother, so I knew your Mom very well. I remember the year Dan was in her room we were in charge of the cake walk at the school carnival. What fun those carnivals were. Being so involved in school activities, I also got to know Lee Clarkson very well, and in my opinion, he was a great principal. We moved to Kennewick when Dan entered 7th grade and the grade school my two younger sons attended in Kennewick didn't hold a candle to Lewis and Clark. Please say hello to your Mother for me and let her know how grateful we are that she was there. -Shirley Segrest Wurz-Telford (52) ************************************************** >>From: Jim McCord (57) Does anyone remember your 3rd period government class in 1957 conducted by 'Daddy' Art Dawald. It always happened he would open up his desk drawer and take out a sandwich and start eating it about half way thru the class. I would ask him if he had brought for everyone, because it's not polite to eat in front people unless you brought enough for of everyone. Well that didn't matter to him, this went on all semester. One day Art left the room and I politely got up from my desk and went up to his desk and got his lunch sack and proceeded over and dropped it out the window. Sounding big and brave I said "He won't be eating in front of us today!" Needless to say when Daddy Dawald came back in the room the first thing he went for was the old desk drawer for the lunch sack. I think if my memory didn't fail me his exact words were "OK who's the wise guy?" Nobody said a word, you could see he was getting madder by the minute, Then I was having second thoughts about what I had done. Then out of his mouth came the words "Well if I can't, you guys and girls can't either". He kept the class through our whole lunch period. Boy you talk about someone sweating very well knowing someone was going to put the finger on me. I guess it was by just luck that no body did. Somehow I feel that he knew it was me who had taken his lunch that day but just didn't have the proof. Needless to say I always avoided ever going over by the windows again. -Jim McCord (57) ************************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) To: Barbara Duncan Herod (69) - Your aunt, Mrs. Duncan, was my teacher in 4th grade and she was certainly my favorite elementary teacher. She was outstanding in her obvious concern for each individual student and her ability to express this in a positive way, especially to an insecure, shy kid like myself. She even didn't seem to be surprised when I returned to the district as a new teacher in 1961 and met her again at a district meeting. If possible, I would enjoy talking to her again. -Tom Matthews (57) ************************************************** >>From: Anne Collins Moyers (60) To Kathy Lamb Brown (62): Glad you mom is doing well and that I was able to brighten her day. Yes, we still live in Vancouver where I have taught elementary grades for the past 26 years. I'm lucky in that I teach at the neighborhood school here and can actually walk to work as she used to do. And yes, I also have 10 year old friends that like to hang around. My husband calls them the "groupies". Before that I taught in both Seattle area schools and in Ohio. I did marry another "South Ender", Bill Moyers (60). We were in kindergarten together so we don't have many secrets from each other. My Mom moved here to Vancouver about 7 yrs. ago after our Dad died. I really enjoy having her around. We rarely ever get to Richland, but if we ever do tell your Mom I'll try to stop by and see her. -Anne Collins Moyers (60) ************************************************** >>From: Jean Turner Anderson (61) Dear Bombers, Please add me to your list. I graduated from Col. Hi in 1961. I lived in the Tri-Cities from 1944 until I went to Eastern Washington State College after graduation. Anne Collins Moyers (60) told me about your wonderful web site and as I raced through it tonight it sure brought back a ton of memories. My address is [deleted for privacy] I look forward to being on your list and reading all the updates and past memories. I attended Lewis and Clark, I had Mrs. Lamb for one of my teachers. I also attended Carmichael before going on to Col Hi. Thanks for doing this. Best wishes, -Jean Turner Anderson '61 ************************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill (62) To Marv Carstens ('61): That short red-headed Spanish teacher was Jim Burns.... I remember the "ink" incident very well... he came to class with a BLUE tongue, and a very RED face (he was always easily embarrassed)... another good teacher. -Jane Walker Hill ('62) ************************************************** >>From: Ralph Koontz (62) For Kathy Lamb Brown (62) I remember your Mother well: She was my 4th grade teacher. Please pass on my regards. I hope all is well with you. -Ralph Koontz '62 ************************************************** >>From: Mary Collins Burbage (63) To Kathy Lamb Brown (62): I must correct you before Anne does. She is the one who finished college and is teaching in Vancouver. I am the one who left college because I didn't want to be a teacher. So what do I end up doing - teaching employers how to handle workers' compensation claims! I guess it was destiny that I end up in the education field at some place or another. However, I do remember your mother and what a nice person she was. -Mary Collins Burbage (63) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Ennor (64) To Jeff Hartman (59). I have fond memories of your folks' farm in Benton City. As I recall the front of the house had a wide, covered porch or veranda. On one side was a large porch swing bolted to the rafter above with two benches that faced one another. I always enjoyed those visits to Benton City as a kid. After the relocation into town your family had a dock (?) on the Columbia River. I still remember Dean telling about a day he and you and I think your brother Lanny (?) were replacing some of the 55 gal. drums that floated the dock. It was quite an undertaking and if I recall you had some sort of a jig built with 2x4's with very long arms for increased leverage to force an empty drum of air down into the water and release it up under the dock for flotation. Nevertheless, it was a tricky and time-consuming operation. I always enjoyed your folks. Some of Richland's best people. Does "mesaguy" imply your location in Colorado? Battlement Mesa? Or some of those around Grand Jct.? We used to spend a week each summer up at Frisco for a break and for some biking. We'd always go down the hill to Fruta for a bushel or two of fresh peaches. Those peaches made ice cream to die for. Would go great with spudnuts (I don't remember cinnamon roles either). Best wishes for the 40th reunion. -Gry ennor (64) ************************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) RE: Funeral notice Tri-City Herald dated Monday, January 11, 1999: Henry "Hank" Morrow Chafin Sr. went to his final rest on January 7, 1999. Born March 28, 1930, in Denver, CO., he moved to Richland during the 1940's. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1948. Hank joined the Navy and served as corpsman in Seattle, Wash. He re-enlisted for the Korean War and was stationed in Oceanside, CA, where he trained Marine medics for combat. Hank was a manager in the motel industry for 20 years. He retired in 1994. Hank is preceded in death by his father, Henry L. Chafin; his mother, Sylvia Morrow Chafin; and son, Ronald James Chafin. Hank is survived by his beloved wife, Agnes A. Chafin. They had 23 wonderful years together. He also is survived by his brother, Ronald Chafin and his wife, Geneva; his son, Larry Chafin and wife, Victoria; his daughter, Vicki Steen and her husband, Michael; his son, Henry Chafin Jr.; his son, Michael Chafin; his son T. Craig Chafin and his wife, Dawn. He also is survived by 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made (to) Agnes Chafin in care of the funeral home. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St., Kennewick. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The class of 1966 web page has had 204 Bomber hits! Keep those mice clickin' and stop in for a visit! We just MIGHT catch up with the ALL Bomber Alumni Links site! A little promotion never hurts! Want to include this message in the Sandstorm??? hehe, -Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ************************************************** >>From: Christopher Lih (67) I'm *way* behind in my Sandstorm reading. So this is in response to a couple messages from a couple months ago. I'd like to add another memory about Jeff Upson. In my Junior and Senior years some friends and I made a couple 8mm movies. These were extremely loosely based on works of literature. The one Jeff was in was _Tough Times in Troy_ based on the _Iliad_. Jeff didn't have much of a part until the climactic battle scene. I had carefully choreographed the scene with first the mortals fighting and then the gods joining in. However, once the camera started rolling all the thousands (approximately) of extras playing the mortals and gods just ran at each other and started battling. Before the shooting the scene, while I was still trying to figure out how to place people, Jeff came up and asked me a question. He asked if he could twist through the battle scene. Not quite catching what he said I said sure and got back to directing. So. All through the battle scene Jeff could be seen twisting the day away. When he got occasionally knocked down he would pop back up and keep twisting. This popping back up was not unique to Jeff. In fact it soon became obvious that the scene was in great danger of never ending. So I started shouting, "Die, die!" People started getting the idea and started staying where they fell. Jeff, however, continued to twist even while on the ground. That became my favorite scene. I still miss Jeff and wish he were still with us. -Christopher Lih (67) ************************************************** >>From: Kathi Clark Hartley (67) from a Bomber Guest Book Date: Mon Jan 11 11:25:22 1999 Nostalgia Wow! It's so good to see names of "old" friends from High School days! Hi Janie, Rob, Rod... I missed the reunion in '97 but am looking forward to the next one. I have such good memories of Col-Hi... friends, teachers, games, proms, etc. I remember getting up at the crack of dawn to put up posters we had made for football games. More later. -Kathy Clark Hartley (67) ************************************************** >>From: Gay Wear Miller (69) Vera Edwards was my teacher also at Chief Jo. She was a great teacher... strict, but you really learned from her. She had a very dry sense of humor. Anybody know where John Gaskill {68 } is living? Heard out of Seattle area. Loved that guy!!! Taught me how to scuba dive some and now I understand the difference in a nice guy and a jerk... He was one of the nice ones. Miss the Tri Cities until I return... it is not the same... lived there most of my 27 years after school and moved away 3 years ago to a quiet place in the Oregon woods. When I go back I can hardly wait to get home.... Richland is still pretty nice... the older part seems to be the same, but I like small town life now... there was too much crime in that area now.... I should know... my husband was in law enforcement.... keep your memories.... because everything changes... Still a Richlander at heart... but love Oregon. -Gay Wear Miller (69) ************************************************** >>From: Becky Tonning Downey (73) Hi Everyone, I couldn't help but put my two cents in after reading all the memories of "good ole" Marcus Whitman. Does anyone remember the teachers Mrs. "Big" Bowman and Mrs. "Little" Bowman??? I think they were nicknamed that for obvious reasons... one tall and bigger, the other short and smaller. I think Big Bowman taught 2nd grade and little Bowman taught 4th grade... I had them both, I think little Bowman was pretty strict and didn't allow a lot of nonsense. Then I remember Mrs. Bonderandt (sp)? a 6th grade teacher, maybe 5th, anyway, in the mid to later 60's, when we girls got to wear shorts under our skirts and dresses and play sports a little more boldly on the recess playground... she had a fit when we started playing "co-ed" sports on the hill. I remember her pulling 6 of us girls in off the playground and telling us we were not allowed to play sports with the boys at recess... we continued on, in spite of her negative insistence, so she called our mothers in and kept us after school to have a chewing out session. I remember the jist of her warning... was if we continued on, we'd all be pregnant by the time we were in high school!! I think it was Sue Simpsons Mom who said, "So, what are they supposed to do? Play with "Barbie Dolls"!! I had to laugh just thinking about it. I also remember having Mr. Wooley for 5th grade, he was a real favorite of most of the girls in school... but I'll never forget his all time flash card session for Math. You got to stand up and go around the room if you were the first to shout out the right answer to the multiplication card... My toughest competitor was Sherry Foreman and my poor parents every night after dinner that year having to hold up those cards... so I could get faster!! Does anyone remember Mrs. Pitts the librarian and on rainy days we went to the library instead of recess and had to listen to her read us stories..??? Just a few 'good ole' memories from the past... It's amazing how fast some of these things come back to you, when you read others memories... Which reminds me... does anyone remember the Marcus Whitman school carnival and the cake walk!!! I never left until I won at least one cake and I remember going home one year with three! And the "Fishing" booth... where did they get those little prizes we cherished??? And the book sale... wow! I loved that carnival... -Becky Tonning Downey (73) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Shannon Weil Lemarche (82) (Re: Dan Hazel's whereabouts) I do believe Mr. Hazel now teaches U.S. History at Carmichael. Anybody remember: * the lob ball games played behind the scoreboard at the Columbia Little League Field? * the stretch levis (tighter the cooler) length about six inches too short, accented by your $8.00 pair of Chuck Taylor black converses (if you were really cool you also had a pair of wing tips) * rat tail combs hanging out the back pocket of your pants * walking pigeon toed even when you weren't * treeing the seventh graders * Peter Brandt doing the morning bulletin at Chief Jo * Safety Patrol picnics at Howard Amon * Field Day at the end of the school year in elementary school * hacks given in the hallway at Jason Lee when the teachers would keep the classroom doors open so that everyone in the entire wing could hear the kid wail!! -Mike Davis (74) ************************************************** >>From: Karen Davis (76) RE: enroll me please Hello - this is BOMBER Karen Davis of 1976 - the bicentennial bummers please hook me up to the link -- I enjoy the stuff that my brother, Mike, forwards me via mom, BJ. Always good to read about the good ole days especially things concerning my brothers -- Steve, the bear; Mike, booboo; Keith or better JUMBO; and Kent, the Wig and the ASB president that changed it to the Richland Bombers from the Col Hi days thanks looking forward to receiving info my e-mail is Karen Davis (76) ************************************************** >>From: Mark Woodward (81) Today I read a note from Shannon Weil (82) recalling one of her favorite teachers Mrs. Clement. This brought back such great memories. Mrs. Clement was also one of my favorite teachers. I remember her speech class. The demonstration speeches were always my favorites. I remember doing a speech on how to make a milkshake - I forgot the lid to the blender and tried to use a book. Needless to say the milkshake was "shared" with the class prematurely. I also remember her love of children's literature and desire to write children's books. She was always working on a project. Does anyone know if she ever got anything published. She was a fantastic teacher with a big heart. Mrs. Clement if your out there - THANK YOU! Hello to everyone in my class - would love to hear from some old friends - Teresa Bresina, Brenda Atley, Melissa Belcher - are you out there? I try to explain to my wife what a being a "bomber" was like. She thinks I am crazy (she is correct most of the time)! Good day. -Mark A. Woodward, Class of 81, Seattle, WA ************************************************** >>From: Peggy Kinney Naylor (81) In response to Shannon Weil's (82) question for Mr. Hazel: Hi Shannon I have often wondered about Mr. Hazel what was is nickname Mac Davis because of his afro hairdo?? He was a great teacher. The teacher I will never forget is Mr. Hopkins, I had more respect for him than anyone I can remember. We never did call him by his name we simply just called him Sir. I would like to know what ever happened to him. -Peggy Kinney Naylor '81 ************************************************** >>From: Justin Brunson (84) My name is Justin E. Brunson, class of 1984... .residing in Richland... married with three children ages 6,4,3... occupation Richland Police Officer.... have a good week. -Juston Brunson (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/13/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff in: Ralph Myrick (51), Bill Groff (61) Larry Holloway (64), John Foster (65) Mike Franco (66), Sheryl Romsos (76) Mike Niedhold (77), Stephen Schraedel (79) Greg Thompson (82), Dan Gire (83) Heather Carstens (88) ************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) For those ask about Dan Hazel. He now teaches in Kennewick. I think he teaching in middle school. The last time I talked to him I bought his motorcycle. I always like Dan, too. I wished I could have taught with him. But when I went Marcus as a PE teacher, replacing Ken Olson, which was an impossibility, Dan had already left and went to Kennewick. I will do some checking and see if he has a computer and is on-line. If so I will let Maren know. As a teacher in the Richland School District, I know how nice it is to hear from your past students. For this reason, I know Dan will. -Ralph Myrick (51) ************************************************** >>From: Bill Groff (61) Thanks to my big sister Marguerite (54) I have found this neat web-page. I read with amusement about sliding down Carmichael Hill, those were good times. Thank you Sandra Woods (61), it's so easy to forget the little things that we used to do. Life was really simple back then, hanging out in the uptown on Friday night, hookie bobbing to school on a snowy day, walking through town with my shotgun over my shoulder to go hunting. My kids could never believe that I carried my gun through town, jumped over the railroad tracks and down the hill for some bird hunting. A person would be arrested for that today. I remember going bird hunting in the morning before school started. I remember the restaurant at the"Y". They had some great hash browns; I don't think I've found hash brown's that good since. Does anybody remember going to Bateman Island to watch the submarine races or drag racing on the old river road? I thought my car was the fastest in town, but it was just the loudest. The more I think about my high-school days, the more I remember. It seems like I spent all my summers fishing on the Yakima or Columbia Rivers or rabbit hunting on Badger Mountain. I know that Dad could never find me when it was time to mow the lawn; I was out there kicking up dust in the desert or sliding down a mud bank on the Yakima River to my favorite fishing hole. My good friends Mike Murphy (61), Fraser Rasmasson (61), Phil Love (61), Jon Black (61) and a few others spent many summers along the Yakima River with me. Thanks for bringing back so many memories and for letting me share. -Bill Groff (61) ************************************************** >>From: Larry Holloway (64) In reference to Becky Tonning Downey (73) information on Marcus Whitman Grade School. I also was there from kindergarten thru sixth grade. I remember a Mrs. Bowman who was my teacher but I can't remember another teacher with the same name. I always liked her as a teacher and as a person she was very kind. Do you know anything about her at the present time? Was glad to hear that they continued with the carnivals, the cake walks, and the great fishing pond with all the toys we got. Mr. Tompkins was the principal at the time I attended school there. Mike Jennings and I were the best of buddies during grade school. We had a job cleaning up the parking lot at By's Burgers after school. Our moms worked there for a while and helped to get us the job. We got a little money a hamburger and fries with a coke. But the best thing was we got a chance to listen to all the older high school guys and their girls talking about all their experiences. I sure miss Mike and his mother Dusty Jennings. They have both passed away for a new life. Well, gotta go nice hearing about the old schools. Thanks!! -Larry Holloway (64) ************************************************** >>From: John Foster (65) Howdy All, John Bradley is going to be in town at the end of this month so if anyone from our era would like to see him, please contact him or me. We are going to do a few brews on the 28th and he will be staying here that night. -JOHN FOSTER (would have been class of 65) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) All my best to our pal Larry Chaffin ************************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) I would like to thank Shirley Collings Haskins (66) for putting the Chafin funeral notice in the Sandstorm. I went to school with his son Hank and would like to extend my condolences to him and to his family. I would like to say hi to Karen Davis, class of 1976... it's nice to see someone from our class write in! Also want to send greetings to Justin (class of 1984) and Christina Brunson and the kids. Justin's parents and my parents are the best of friends. To Becky Tonning Downey (class of 1973): I went to Marcus Whitman from Kindergarten through 5th grade. I had Mrs. Bowman in the 2nd grade, so I guess that I had the "big" one. I don't remember a "little" one at all. And I remember Mrs. Bonderandt as being the principal for Marcus... And, yes, I fondly remember the cake walks and the cool prizes from the fishing booth. Now when I take my kids to their school carnival, they get excited about the exact same things! I also remember having Mrs. Murphy as a 1st grade teacher and Mrs. Fisher as a 5th grade teacher. Hey, remember those cool weeping willows that we used to play under and the long seed pods that it dropped and we used to pry apart? I remember someone putting one of the seeds from a pod in his ear and needing to go to the doctor to get it removed. Aaah, the memories... thanks for sharing! Sincerely, -Sheryl Romsos Senyk, Class of 1976 ************************************************** >>From: Mike Niedhold (77) I have been overwhelmed by the responses to my request for stories about my Dad, Jerry Neidhold, who taught at Lewis and Clark, Carmichael Junior High, and of course, drivers ed at RHS. To all of you who have sent in a story, my family really appreciates the memories. Many have asked how Dad is doing and what he is up to these days. My Dad passed away December 23, 1997, he had a heart attack and died in Spokane. Dad retired from teaching in 1995, after teaching for 36 years. He told me before he died that through his teaching career he never had to work a day in his life. He loved teaching and being with his students. Dad had a great sense of humor and for what was the truth. He shared this with his students, friends, and family. Big Jer will forever be remembered as the drivers ed teacher, a job he really loved. I can't tell you how many stories he would tell on all of you who were bad drivers. Shannon Campbell I hope you are reading this! You to Dave Praino!!!! Thanks again for writing the memories, keep them coming in. Peace to all of you. -Mike Neidhold '77 ************************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) Does anyone remember: 1. The math teacher at Chief Jo, who loved fly fishing, spoke in the most forced monotone I can ever remember, and bless his heart, if you got too close to him, you about keeled over from the breath -- I think he smoked like a stack. If you ever asked him if he'd been fishing, then did the life come into his voice and a smile on his face. How meticulously he explained the algebra! Due to his deliberateness in that regard, I probably learned more than otherwise. 2. Mr. Piippo showing us the Nazi camp films. I was in shock. I could hardly watch them. I think the whole class was in disbelief at what we saw. I heard that there some who, in years passed, had over-turned his VW in the parking lot. That never happened during our year, though. 3. Who remembers Mr. Mills math classes? I remember that he seemed to be the ideal teacher - a bit of a sense of humor with just the right mix of seriousness. One year my brother and I decided to do all our home work before we left school, so we could just go home and be done with it. Mr. Mills let us study in his room till late. 4. How about Mrs. Skogen's math classes? She was always a warm hearted grandmother type. So approachable, that if you'd worked through a problem and still hadn't solved it, you could go to her and not worry that she would make you feel like a dummy. What a great lady! 5. Mr. Galileo?? The physics teacher who looked like Galileo himself. 6. Mr. Kenney, the Biology teacher. I loved the experiments and dissections we did. I still today try to conserve water and paper towels as I wash my hands due to his drillings that we should not be wasteful of water and paper products made from trees. I loved his class so much I would read every chapter twice. And if I wouldn't have felt like a class hog, I would and could have answered nearly every question he asked. He left before my senior year to go teach at another location. Good old Mr. Kenney. I'll always remember him. 7. Mr. Greenhough the Gov't teacher. He tried to teach students to have an opinion and stand up for it. I confess that not very often did I stand up against him during class. He had a way of making you feel embarrassed. However, I did go and ask questions after school and got to know another side of that man. He was actually quite down to earth and personable. I think in the classroom he had a reputation to live up to. 8. Wasn't he married to one of the librarians? She was a sweetheart of a lady. So helpful and so kind, that I never wanted to be overly noisy in the library, because I was sure that she trusted me to respect the noise level standard. I always had a hard time putting those two together, though. 9. Mrs. Davis, the gram and comp teacher. When you did a research paper, you'd better do it correctly the first time. There were no exceptions. She seemed to me to be the kind of teacher who read every single word of every paper from each of her classes every single night - whether it took her until 2am or not. Boy, did she look tired! What commitment to the concept of duty, she did it day in and day out, whether she was sick or exhausted. Looking at her sometimes, I just wished a good night sleep for her. 10. JD Covington's PE or Weights and Agility classes. He was a great person. What a stud for so many years. He was a true coach, heart and soul, every inch of him. I think that he had a long lasting influence on a lot of young men. Well, there are others... but what good memories. 11. One last... how many remember the cinnamon rolls and chili day at Chief Jo? If you were a hungry 9th grade boy, you could hang out till most of the rest had left and go get seconds on chili and cinnamon rolls. What a feast! -Stephen Schraedel (79) ************************************************** >>From: Greg Thompson (82) I would also like to share how Mrs. Clement made most of us feel special. I remember one day in particular when my best friend and I (Tammy Tomich) used to hang out around there. We both had her class, and sometimes would ask her for advise. She was a good person for a teen to talk to, and often we would get into protracted discussions about everything and anything. If anyone knows how to get in touch with her, I would sure like to talk with her, catch up and find out how she is doing. -Greg Thompson (82) ************************************************** >>From: Dan Gire (83) To: Peggy Kinney Naylor (81): Peggy, Last I heard, from Dan Hansen, was that Warren Hopkins is a principal at one of the new schools in Kennewick. Anyone else have any leads??? -Dan Gire (83) ************************************************** >>From: Heather Carstens Pedlar (88) To Peggy Kinney ('81): I, too, have very fond memories of Mr. Hopkins. I was a band student my freshman and sophomore years with him. My junior year he and his family moved to Moses Lake (86-87 school year). He had had a very painful year in 86 (they lost a child to SIDS) and I think they needed to move on. I have no idea if they are still there or not but I will always remember every band year as BEST IN THE WEST! He ran a music camp in Post Falls, ID every summer for awhile and I went for 4 years or so. I have wonderful memories of the camp! Thanks for the recall! BTW [by the way]: I believe it was around your era where the sax section invented the "dance" to Tequila. . . do you or anyone else remember how that started? All I know is that it was still around when I was there:-) To Marv Carstens ('61): Hey, Dad! How's it going? We are still butt-deep in snow and there is more to come:-( -Heather Carstens Pedlar (88) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/14/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 15,834 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEASE, Bombers! When you send in an entry for the Sandstorm, 'sign' your name (maiden name too, Ladies!) AND your graduation year. Sure will save a bunch of time for me. -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and one Bomber spouse sent stuff in: Ralph Myrick (51), Rich Baker (58), Jeff Hartman (59), wife of Hank Tonning (64), John Allen (66), Kathy Goble (69), Becky Tonning (73), Kellie Walsh (77), Debra Evans (79), Kelly Weil (81), Shannon Weil (82), Kareana Hupp (89) ************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Whoops, I made a mistake by telling you Dan Hazel was teaching in Kennewick. As a matter of fact he is teaching 8th grade at Carmichael Middle School. He doesn't have an e-mail and still remembers his nickname, 'Mac Davis'. I erased that e-mail that you Hazel fans wrote. He would like to know who you are. So, if you send your name(s) to me or through Maren, I will call him and share them with him. Like I said before, teachers really like to hear from former students. -Ralph Myrick (51) ************************************************** >>From: Rich Baker (58) I have read with interest several recent messages that mention JJ Newberry's. The most recent was from Rick Polk (70). I started working at Newberry's when I was in the 9th grade (1954). The store manager at that time was Les Glather. He hired me to work in the stockroom assembling bicycles and tricycles for the upcoming Christmas season. He started me out at a whopping 50 cents an hour. From that first day, Newberry's became a big part of my developing years. I continued to work there after school and on weekends until November of 1958 when John Baxter (58) and Leroy Armstrong (58) approached me at CBC and quickly talked me into joining the Navy with them. When I got out of the Navy in late 1962, I went back to work at Newberry's for a short period of time. Several people mentioned the lunch counter. In those early days the food service manager was Isel Sessions. She was a great person. Her husband, Spike, would routinely stop by for coffee. The dishwasher at that time was Gerald Burdsall (56). Gerald’s bride-to-be, Peggy Sullivan (also ’56), worked part time as a sales clerk. Unfortunately, Peggy passed away several years ago and Gerald passed away within the last two or three years. Bob Sandall’s (58) mother, Evelyn, was the office manager. At the front of the store there was a small lunch counter, separate from the main one, that specialized in hamburgers and hot dogs. They were great. My mouth is watering now!! Beyond the lunch counter, I remember the candy counter, the popcorn, the Rock & Roll 45 RPM records that we received each week and quickly sold out, decorating the windows for Christmas, opening of the furniture section on the upper level, Saturday nights when Evelyn would hand me a little sealed manila pay envelope with cash (checks were not used) in it and, above all, the great people I had the opportunity to work and share my life with through those maturing years. To those that mentioned Newberry's, thanks for triggering some great memories of what was my home-away-from-home for so many years. By the way, if a reader out there knows someone who worked at Newberry's in the 1954-58 time period, I would sure appreciate getting their name, address, phone number, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To Kathy Rathjen Loper (66): Kathy, thanks for the notification of Mrs. Ericson’s upcoming birthday. My Mother worked in the cafeteria at Lewis and Clark and knew Mrs. Ericson well. During those days, lunch was brought to the rooms. My Mom had responsibility for delivering the meals to the classrooms on Mrs. Ericson’s hall. Mrs. Philips and Mrs. Baker (no relation) were also on that hall. I also attended Lewis and Clark. However, I cannot remember if I had Mrs. Ericson for first grade or not. Neither can my Mom. I was in first grade in 1946-47. I notified my Mother of your notification. She will be sending a card. So will I. Thanks again! Have a great and prosperous ’99!!! -Rich Baker ‘58 ************************************************** >>From: Jeff Hartman (59) This Bomber Site gets better and better. I even heard from my ol' girl friend's little brother, Jim Hamilton (63). To Gary Ennor (64) - thanks for the kind words. Yeah we are in fact living in Battlement Mesa in the thriving metropolis of Parachute, CO. Great place. We had seven bucks outside our fence this evening and the elk were along side I-70 when I went to Rotary this morning at Rifle. To Justin Brunson (84) say Hi to my brother Lance's son-in-law, Allen Jenkins, who is joining the Richland PD this month. Lance would have graduated with the class of 60 except he joined the Navy his junior year. He did great and ended his career as a Master chief having served as the Chief of the Boat on two different nuclear subs. Regards to all Bombers. -Jeff Hartman (59) ************************************************** >>From: Arleta Tonning - wife of Hank Tonning (64) Gary Hank wanted me to give you his new e-mail address for the sandstorm. Thanks and I enjoy reading all the news even though I went to Sunnyside/down the road from the Tri-Cities. My father used to come to the Tri-Cities all the time when I was very young, as he was a horseshoer. I used to come with him once in a while and I remember Columbia park when it had a riding academy at the end by the Blue bridge. Anyway I moved to Benton City when I was 18, and my brother also lives here now. Thanks and keep up the good work. -Arleta Tonning ~ wife of Hank Tonning (64) ************************************************** >>From: John Allen (66) To Sandstorm Contributors, Like most of you, I have enjoyed reading the multitude of people's memories from their childhood and adolescence in the Tri-Cities, but there is one phenomenon that I see occurring with regularity that I do not quite understand. This observation may seem to be critical at first reading, but I assure you, I ask my question purely out of curiosity. There is a tendency for some people who were obviously good friends in high school to talk to each other THROUGH the Alumni Sandstorm. Maren and Gary are good to print everyone's E-mail address at the beginning of their various messages and it would seem to be easier to "talk" to someone more directly than publishing personal correspondence for all Bombers to read. This is not to say that there has been any correspondence which has been TOO personal for printing, but I do wonder why people who were such good friends, SEEM to need to talk to each other through a third party. I am prepared for some of you to take offense at this observation, so I will apologize in advance and say with sincerity that no offense was intended. -John Allen ('66) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Goble Lucas (69( from a Bomber Guest Book: Date: Wed Jan 13 00:46:15 1999 HI My brother, Pat Goble (71), just told me about this connection. Its been so much fun to see so much about the Richland I remember so well. Even though I just moved as far as Benton City, and work at the Supply System this area does not seem to have the same feel. -Kathy Goble Lucas (69) ************************************************** >>From: Becky Tonning Downey (73) Hi again, A few days I wrote to all of you about Marcus Whitman and said the 5th or 6th grade teacher to be Mrs. Bonderandt... But as I'm remembering, Mrs. Barrett and Mrs. Bonderandt were Kinder- garten teachers. Mrs. Sagaser was the 5th or 6th grade teacher. A very good teacher, very strict and didn't like co-ed sports on the playground!! Probably most of us at one time or another had parents that worked out in the areas. Does anyone remember the "city green" metal boxes they used to leave on your door step in the early 60's. I think they must have been for urine samples for our area working fathers, but I was so young and just remember my inquisitive mind always sneaking a peek in there. It seems like there were two bottles in that container..?? Anyway, just wondered if anyone else ever remembered seeing that. I just remember our whole neighborhood having them on their porches. I've been reading about everyone's account of Carmichael hill sledding adventures.. I just wondered how many of you ever ice block sled down Carmichael hill??? Our church youth group from West Side Church used to do that on Wed. night youth group night in the summer!! It was so fun and soooo cold!!! We would put a towel on the top of the ice block and then slide down the hill as a team, to see who's team would win!! It was really quite fun!! Take care!! Happy Memories, -Becky Tonning Downey "73" ************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) To Steve Schraedel (79): The math teacher you're thinking of was Mr. Barnard, with the really thick glasses. He was always hovered over his overhead projector scribbling equations with the room pitch black. And when someone would ask a question, he would pop his head up searching for the pupil looking like a mole who hasn't seen the light of day in weeks. I don't remember Mr. Piippo showing Nazi films - I do remember Mr. Woodward (8th grade homeroom) showing them though. The Piippo I remember was very funny with a dry sense of humor. Mike Davis' (74) projector story was Classic Piippo. Does anyone remember Miller's Drug store and Kaiser's market on GW Way and McMurray? As kids we used to go into Miller's drug to buy candy, especially Pixie sticks, cinnamon toothpicks, and at halloween, waxed teeth. -Kellie Walsh Patterson '77 ************************************************** >>From: Debra Evans Grimm (79) Since everyone is sharing memories of their favorite teacher I thought I would put my 2 cents in. I can't say she was my favorite teacher as far as nice and a lot of fun but I have the most respect for and probably learned the most from Ms. Korpi. I had her for both sophomore and senior honors English classes and learned more about composition and writing than from anyone else. I was able to dust off a few Ms. Korpi class essays, revamp them a little, and had an instant A in English Lit. 202. Of course those writing skills have served me well professionally too. A big thanks to Ms. Korpi and all of the teachers at Richland. It was a great foundation. -Debra Evans Grimm (79) ************************************************** >>From: Kelly Weil Austin (81) In response to Peggy Kinney's (81) love for Mr. Warren Hopkins, RHS band director: I feel the same way! Even though I was "only" on the flag squad, he used to tease me ruthlessly! It's hard being the "middle" child with two other siblings in your class. My brother, Mike ('80), was a saxophone section squad leader, and Shannon ('82) was first chair in the clarinet section, until she switched over to the mellophone. [Wasn't that because you liked a particular guy in that section, Shannon?] Mr. Hopkins used to tease me that I was adopted because I didn't look like my brother or sister. He used to tell me that he expected certain behaviors from me (positive or negative), because I must be adopted. Mike and Shannon would never do "that" because they were born into the same family! I also remember Barry Harbinson ('81) and Doug Loundagin ('82) doing a graffiti job on the Yakima River bridge "HOPKINS IS BALD". It stayed up all during our high school years. I'm surprised it never got painted over. Anyone remember our Spring '79 trip to Abbottsford, BC for a parade and concert band contest? That was my first major music trip ever! What a blast! Of course, the travel only got better - KingDome Battle of the Bands every year. What a victory to win when Mead High School wasn't there! [As a side note, I ended up marrying the lead trumpet player from Mead! So, call me a traitor!] I, too, would also like to know how to reach Mr. Hopkins. Does anyone have any info on him? E-mail me, PLEEZE! -Kelly Weil Austin (81) ************************************************** >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche (82) Many have written about our beloved former band teacher, Mr. Hopkins (affectionately known as 'H' to his students). I was fortunate enough to have been drum major my senior year (1981-82) and got to learn a lot from him. He even taught me how to conduct the '1812 Overture' (NOT an easy task). He may have seemed hard on us at times, but he always demanded (and most of the time received) excellence. We are all better for it. -Shannon Weil Lamarche (82) ************************************************** >>From: Kareana Hupp McColloch (89) Hello Justin Brunson (84), I graduated in 89 with one of your brothers.. Jeff. How is he doing? You also bought a hunting dog from my best friend. Good choice in dogs. Hope you're enjoying it. like I said how is your brother doing? -Kareana Hupp McColloch (89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/15/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 16,005 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff in: Jim Choate (58), Denny Damschen (62), Cheryl Moran (66), Ed Temple (67), Jim Wingfield (71), Peggy Hartnett (72), Louise Kirz (76), Stephen Schraedel (79), Rich White (83), Justin Brunson (84) ************************************************** >>From: Jim Choate (58) With the help of friends, I have enjoyed receiving Sandstorm for the last couple of months. Unfortunately, I did this at work and was not able to contribute because of regulations. Now having a home email address, I can wait no longer to make a contribution. So from the Choate boys, the following: Having been in the Tri-Cities since 1947, reading accounts of the early days has brought a smile and a want to contribute. There were three of us Choate boys, I being the oldest graduating in 1958. Joseph, who would have graduated in 1960, shortened his time at Richland by joining the Navy and becoming a Marine Corpsman during the Viet Nam era, where, besides other honors, he received the Purple Heart. During Memorial Day, reading the accounts and recollections of fellow Bombers of those who have served made me pause and reflect on what I have within my own family. Though all three of us served our country during this most difficult time, Joseph (Joe) remains the one who risked the most. My youngest brother, John Richard Choate (Dick), Class of 1963, served and was injured in Korea. Knife wound in a bar fight does not warrant accommodations. For my part, the Navy kept me well off and away from any danger. So I served but it was mainly spaghetti and coffee. Today I work at the WSU Tri-City campus and find it hard to believe anyone would not want to be here. I had over 29 years, most of them enjoyable, with Battelle. Brother Joe you've heard from, so if you have been reading you have a clue as to what he is doing now. Dick taught school in Australia from about 1973 until last year, at which time he brought his family back to the US and is now living in Tucson. For those who have trouble identifying my youngest brother Dick (because there were two John Choates) he dated Carol McKenzie (63) through high school and was the athlete. If anyone wants to contact Dick send me a message and I will provide his snail mail address. He looks just like he did when he was in high school, except a little gray. More to say but I will not take up any more of this great newsletter's space. -Jim Choate (58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Yes, there are 2 UNRELATED John Richard Choates... John Richard Choate ('64) and I dated off and on through high school -Maren] ************************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) I hate it when I'm stupid. Always have. Growing up in the South End of Richland, we spent a lot of time south of Wellsian Fishing Pond. There were five or six seep holes the size of Wellsian, but were not filled and stocked. They would dry up in the Fall and we would run over there from the 400 block of Douglass. We would play in the many cattails that grew there. We would burrow in and clear out a fort and tromp trails all over. The most fun, by far, however, was to run at them, jump in the air and do a sort-of half somersault and land in them on our backs. What fun! Until one of my Stupid episodes. We decided to smoke one of the cattails. OK, OK, I decided to smoke one. I ran home and stole a book of matches from my kitchen, cut about four inches from the middle of a cattail. put one end in my mouth and a match to the other end. Then I sucked really hard. Nothing happened except I blackened the end of the cattail and I got a slight herniated feeling. The cattail was too dense. That's when the extreme stupidity set in. I found a piece of wire, cut another cattail, and poked the wire all the way through the middle. I put one end in my mouth, a lit match to the other end, and sucked. I don't know if it was actual flame or just heat that I sucked through that hole, but it burnt like hell. I hate it when I'm stupid. later, -denny damschen (62) ************************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) Hey, John Allen! (66) Some of us are becoming Grouchy Old People before our time. Besides that, I like reading other people's mail. Well, you said you were expecting to get some flack. Unless (of course) this has become a problem for Maren and Gary. Speaking of Basketball Regionals, we were at the Ridpath a few years ago having dinner and ran into a bunch of rowdy kids who were obviously there for the games. We just looked at each other and rolled our eyes. -Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) ************************************************** >>From: Ed Temple (67) from a Bomber Guest Book: Date: Fri Jan 15 01:05:30 1999 Finally found the place Donna Pardee Strasser (65) gave me the address for this site just before Christmas, but it took me a while to get online. It's great to see so many familiar names from the Class of '67 and others. -Ed Temple (67) ************************************************** >>From: Jim Wingfield (71) A new Bomber born. I can't hold in the excitement, so I have to let all know that I'm a grandpa. My daughter, Trisha Wingfield (97), gave birth to her first Bomber... Zachary James this morning. Three generations of our family have gone to Columbia - Richland High, and it looks like the fourth is on his way. -Jim Wingfield (71) ************************************************** >>From: Margaret (Peggy) Hartnett (72) To: Becky Tonning Downing (73) Re: The Green boxes I suppose I should start by pointing out, due to John Allen's (66) concerns, that Becky and I are not friends merely taking up Sandstorm space to chat but she and others might be interested in what I recently found out about the boxes. There is a company in Chicago that does some work on the mines in northern Mexico. When in the area, the people from that company often stay in my hotel. One evening we were sitting about discussing the beauty of the periodic table and they were curious why an innkeeper in the middle of nowhere would even know what a periodic table was. That led to a discussion of Hanford, two of the three people had been there, and had a discussion of the green boxes. It seems that the urine samples were sent off to warehouses to be analyzed but the process was too laborious that they were at any point 6-9 months behind. One of the guys whose job it was to do the analysis felt compelled to develop a better system because the sardonic joke around the lab was that the workers might be dead before anyone know their pee was hot. So he came up with a better mousetrap, got the patent, started an independent firm that now does business all over the world, and it all started with the green boxes, or rather what was in them. -Margaret (Peggy) Hartnett (72) ************************************************** >>From Louise Kirz (76) I am enjoying my "subscription" to the Sandstorm... Growing up in an all Bomber family (Howard (60), Paul (66) and Donna (68)) I often had trouble getting a word in at the usually noisy dinner table. When, as an indignant first grader I complained about this injustice, I was given one minute to talk. In the great tradition of "Louise's minute" I have a few comments too! (I always used my minute) Re: Marcus Whitman in the 60s. Mrs. Bonderant was indeed a kindergarten teacher as was Mrs. Harris. (at least in 1963-1964) I distinctly remember a "big Bowman" and a "little Bowman", but in those days they both taught the big kids. (those other than kindergartners). Who remembers a tree that was planted in the front yard of the school ground in memory of a recently departed grade school teacher? This would have been in 1963, 1964 or 1965. I remember a big assembly with the entire school solemnly standing outside while the tree was planted. The building is gone, but the tree is still there. Carmichael in the 1970s. Where is Mr. Rod Sherrill? Anybody know? He was our social studies teacher. He actually listened to my teenage change the world opinions without laughing. Idea 1: Not only do I have Bomber siblings, but I am married to a Bomber (Jim Laidler 77). His siblings are all Hanford graduates. Anyone want to start a Richland trivial pursuits? Howard insists that he can drive down Lee Blvd. and point out every new building since 1960 and tell the history of every old one. (What was the building at Lee and ? before it was Arial and before it was Bon Marche ......) Idea 2: All Bomber reunion in 2000 or 2001? I used my minute. Thanks, -Louise Kirz (76) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It was C.C.Anderson's. -Maren ************************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) To Kelly Weil Austin (81), I remember the Abbottsford, BC trip for the parade... what I recall is that Scott Ostler, myself and 2 others stayed at a single elderly gentleman's home. He would tell stories and jokes till we couldn't stand it any longer and we'd have to go outside and wander the neighborhood just to get away. My clearest memory was of the parade, and wandering through stores, parks, and just discovering the different culture in Canada... what else, refresh my memory. I also remember the King Dome - my parents attended also... my father reminded me of the West Side Story medley, of the scene where the flags opened up like a blossoming flower around a trumpet soloist playing "Maria." Then he said, do you remember playing that solo? In all sincerity, I had forgotten, but what an experience! It was incredible, and my personal 'Thanks' to Mr. Hopkins. He put together some great formation shows. Looking back, I see that it was probably a bit of a frustration to have a vision in mind of how he wanted the show to appear, and the dramatic effect he intended to create for the audience, and yet on the other hand, to try and have 70+, skitty, somewhat scatter-brained high school students catch and create that same vision in their performance. But he was great with the students, had a lot of patience, pretended to be angry at times, and we had a lot of fun together, and his groups placed fairly high, didn't they? Thanks for reminding me of Mr. Barnard's name, Kellie Walsh (77). You're right, I could have mixed up what subject Mr. Piippo taught. Just one funny incident: Who remembers Camron Mitchell? Was that the name and spelling of the all-star athlete? I worked one summer at Mayfair, when it was still there, and one day Camron came in with his mother. They had made their rounds and were checking out, I was bagging that day. As his mother was placing groceries on the counter, she looked at the ice cream carton, and said "that's not the flavor I wanted. Camron, would you take this back and get the XXXXX flavor?" He took it and left. And we waited and we waited. We waited, about 3 mins. She was becoming furious as she kept looking over her shoulder expecting him to appear any moment. Finally, she exasperatedly exclaimed in her blackish accent, "Why that boy so slow? I can't understand why that boy so slow!" In another 2 seconds she was made for the same direction he'd gone and they both were back in about 20 seconds with the correct ice cream flavor. She was still saying, "I don't know why you so slow, Camron?" Now this is the funny side of it to me. Camron had held school and state records in dips, weights, etc. track, and football, most of them requiring lightning speed and strength! But with his mother, that wasn't good enough. As with most mothers, they have a standard for all-around life which few of us can live up to early on, but we keep trying, don't we. Thanks to the Mitchells for a humorous, yet very instructive moment. One memory from Mr. Mill's math class. (Is he still teaching at the High School?) Well, as I remember it, one day in our geometry hour, some wise guy walked up and placed a tac on Mr. Mill's chair. He had just left he room, so he had no clue of its existence. Now, it wasn't me, but I tell you I was watching to see what that person had done up there. In a matter of minutes, Mr. Mills came back and sat down on his chair, ah... and the tac. He jumped up and reached back, extracting the unwelcomed tac from its painful position. He never uttered a single word. I was amazed at his unjudgmental demeanor. Some, perhaps even myself, would have felt inclined to quickly blame another for the placement of that mysterious tac. However, he, as is my guess, probably assumed that perhaps he had dropped it from his desk drawer onto his chair. While reading these alumni memories, I am often amazed at the little lessons of life so many have gleaned from admired teachers. Anyway, I was so shy then I would never had ventured to tell on who had done it. I have been back to visit him, but it has been at least 5 years or more. Thanks, Mr. Mills for your great attitude and for your lessons of math. PS..does anyone remember the dozens of geometric shapes which hung from his ceiling? -Stephen Schraedel (79) ************************************************** >>From: Rich White (83) To Stephen Schraedel (79): The Chief Jo math teacher who loved to fly fish was Mr. Barnard. He and Mr. Berry (7th grade homeroom teacher) were really into tying flies. I know this because I started tying flies in the 7th grade and took some classes at the community center with Mr. Berry and Mr. Barnard. They both loved to talk about fishing and fly tying and couldn't wait to show me their latest creation. I had Mr. Berry for homeroom and he would occasionally give the class an assignment and then go to the back of the room and tie flies while everyone did their work. He would catch me looking back to see what fly he was tying and would motion for me to come to the back of the class with him and would teach me his latest pattern. That is one of my favorite memories of Junior High! Did anyone else have Mr. Berry at Chief Jo? What a character! Other than fly tying, I remember that he constantly wore dark sunglasses and you couldn't see his eyes... you never knew if he was looking at you or not. Also, he loved to break out his paddles and give hacks! It was a standing rule in his class that if you missed the trash can while "shooting for two" with a wad of paper, you had to come to the front of the class and get a hack with one of his many paddles. Seems like all the teachers had at least one paddle and usually more that were made in the woodshop. Too bad kids today don't know anything about getting paddled at school ;-) Regarding band memories: As I remember it, the most affectionate terms for Mr. Hopkins were "Skin Dome" and "Chrome Dome" ;-) Of course, you only said it in his hearing if he was in a very jovial mood and even then you were skating on thin ice! The thing I remember about Doug Loundagin is that he he could scream louder than a jet engine. I definitely think he could give Jim Carey a run for his money ("most annoying sound" scene from Dumb and Dumber)! It was one of his favorite things to do at basketball games. The acoustics of the gym were perfect for it! Kelly, I played clarinet in the band and I also dated your sister (Shannon) for a while, so that may be why she moved out of the clarinet section ;-) I also remember the two guys that did the Blues Brothers imitation at the basketball games. I can't remember their names, but I know one of them was in the trumpet section and they other one may not have even been in the band. Several years ago, I think I heard that the trumpet player had been arrested for something that I won't mention in case I heard incorrectly. -Rich White '83 ************************************************** >>From: Justin Brunson (84) To: Kareana Hupp McCulloch (89) Thanks for the mail. By brother Jeff (89) is living in Mill Creek, WA., which is essentially north Seattle I guess. He has been working for Cartauld's Aerospace and was recently assigned to manage the Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance Division. He is single so if you have someone you can set him up with, let him know. Jeff graduated from WSU in 93 (I believe) with a degree in environmental science. We won't fault him for that. I believe he is looking to get back closer to "home", however, and I think he may have a few leads on future positions. Drop him an e-mail at [deleted for privacy] By the way, the pup we purchased from your friend... her full pedigree name is Madison Mountain River (aka Maddy). She's a beautiful English Setter and although it was her first hunting season, together we bagged over twenty roosters afield. She is a wonderful pup. -Justin E. Brunson (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/16/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 16,144 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Obituary Linda Traeger McColloch (66) 4/19/48 - 1/12/99 for further information contact Shirley Collings Haskins ************************************************** 11 Bombers and 1 unidentified Bomber sent stuff in: Doris Brinkerhoff (57), Howard Kirz (60), Gary Behymer (64), Gary Christian (67), Willard Ule (73), Holly Chamberlain (76), Sean Lewis (77), Kim Edgar (79), Paula Mulvey (79), Stephen Schraedel (79), Jamie McDevitt (81), Kareana Hupp (89) ************************************************** >>From: Doris Brinkerhoff DeFord (57) Hi Maren, I am happy to say that Anne Hutcherson's birthday was a particularly happy one as she received cards and letters from some old classmates. The lady who picks up their mail for them told me she has never seen Anne so excited. Thanks to all of you. I know that Anne would enjoy hearing from anyone any time. So keep her in your thoughts and prayers. To MLou Williams (60) Mary Lou? I'm sure your dad knew my dad as they were both power operators. They were a pretty close-knit group. My dad had a hundred stories of all the crazy jokes they played on each other. You may never have seen black widows in the half-dug-out basements, but I got bit by one. I was in bed for days and my leg turned black and was so swollen. I was paranoid of basements for a long time after that. I told my grandchildren in Kennewick that the Cinnamon Bear will be on the radio next Christmas and they are already excited. Thanks! To John Allen (66) I enjoy hearing peoples' comments to each other. I feel like I'm back in study hall. I don't remember who talked about the circus in their neighborhood. Some of my best summer memories are of putting on a circus with all the neighborhood kids. We also acted out all the movies we had seen. The boys all participated when it was a western but went home when we started a musical. The girls thought that was unfair. Does anyone who went to Marcus remember Mrs. Beckstead? I had her for 3rd grade and really enjoyed her. I think she lived in Richland until she passed away. It seems like we went to the Marcus Whitman memorial near Walla Walla several times during my years there. The stories of the early settlers made a great impression on me and I have been very interested in history all my life. Does anyone remember Mr. Read? I had him in 6th grade at Marcus and again at Col Hi as a history teacher. In 6th grade I think we heard more war stories from him than anything. That was his first year of teaching after returning from the war and going to school for his degree. I remember the excitement of shopping at Densow's Drugs at Christmas and I remember green rivers at JJ Newberry's. Thanks everyone for sharing fun memories. And thanks to Maren and Gary for making this possible. -Doris Brinkerhoff DeFord (57) ************************************************** >>From: Howard Kirz (60) Reading Denny Damschen's (62) hilarious account of the hazards of smoking cattails south of Wellsian Pond reminded me of one of my own less-than-brilliant stunts in the same neighborhood. Does anybody remember the concrete "slide" than ran from the irrigation ditch off Thayer down into the ponds south of Wellsian? Well, while Denny was testing "indian cigar" products in the reeds, some of us wiled away the summer afternoons practicing luge in the concrete slide. When the green slime got thick enough you could really get up some speed, sitting on cardboard or sometimes just wearing your swimming trunks or underwear. Then one particularly hot stupid August afternoon somebody (I think it was Perry Baldridge or Doug Sellen) figured out that the slime was sooooooooo thick that we could even do it nekked! Wahooo! What I painfully remember is that between its slimy parts the slide had bare concrete sections and that underage body parts are kinda touchy to 2-0 sandpaper. I can't claim that our burning blisters were any hotter than Denny's flame throwing cattails, but I can tell you that there was definitely more than one kind of stupidity going on south of Wellsian. Anybody else? Howard Kirz (60) P.S. Louise (76), I loved your minute. What was on that corner before the Bon Marche? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [It was C.C. Anderson's!! Anybody reading me? :-) -Maren] ************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Rachel Clare Behymer McAfee arrived today. 6 pounds 14 ounces. Mother... baby... grandma and grandpa doing fine. Grandpa Gary ************************************************** >>From: Gary Christian (67) I have only been reading the sandstorm for the last month so I am not sure of all the subjects that have been covered. Does anyone remember the old roller rink? My friend Chuck Heath and I used to go to the dances there. I remember seeing Marilee Rush before she made it to the Tonight Show, and remember dancing to the sounds of the Kingsmen and Paul Revere and the Raiders before they made it big. We didn't dance much though. Chuck and I where usually drinking wine out of a fruit jar in the back! And does anyone remember the saturday night when the fountain in front of the Federal building got "soaped"? There was a picture in the paper on Sunday showing soap suds thirty feet high. There was seven thousand $ worth of damage. I wonder who could have been responsible? Hummmm? Not me of course, but Chuck Heath, and Ken Strege, stop worrying! The statute of limitations has run out! To Rich Maddy (70). Remember my 1956 orange and white mercury? Would give a little finger and perhaps my big toe to have it back. Recently saw on like it in Alabama. Fully restored. Asking price was $36 thousand! Hope everyone has a good new year. Gary Christian (67) ************************************************** >>From: Willard Ule (73) Does anybody remember the dances once a month in 1972 1973 put on by the Richland Police Cadets. The kick was to see if you could sneak in the back door, without being busted by either Hildebrant, or Brunson. This is when Bob Nash ruled Columbia High with a strong rule. -Willard Ule (73) ************************************************** >>From: Holly Chamberlain (76) Re: Marcus Whitman in the early 1960s The teacher who died in about 1965 was Mrs. Murphy. I believe she was teaching second or third grade at the time. A friend of mine who had her at the time reports that he remembers that she had a heart attack during class. The tree was planted in her honor. While on solemn subjects, I also seem to remember that the school flag was not only lowered to half mast following President Kennedy's assassination, but had a black band on one edge. I have discovered over the years that I am on the younger edge (now 40) of people who remember JFK's assassination. Any younger ones out there who remember? -Holly Chamberlain (76) ************************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis (77) OK, I've heard so much about favorite teachers -- anyone remember these? My favorite teachers at RHS were Mrs. Davis for Grammar and Comp (she was great -- very demanding but great -- the kind I think I'd want my kids to have every year); Mr. Kinney had just started teaching Biology having come from WSU, I think; he was very good and more than patient with my screwing around in class; Mrs. Miller for art -- she was very nice (vivid memories in Art class of Maggie Resch -- where is she? -- bringing in records to play, and seemingly hearing Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road for the entire year, which was fine with me... also, there was Mr. LaBrecque for some kind of social studies class, I believe. He would give everyone in the entire class a nickname of some kind, and had a very smart-*** kind of sense of humor (I could relate to that!)... Mr. Teverbaugh's gym classes and his trying to be gruff and intimidating (and sometimes succeeding at it)... I always like to tell people when the topic of high school football comes around that Coach JD Covington (what a great coach's name) would never deviate from wearing his short-sleeve dress shirt and gold tie on the sidelines, regardless of the temperature or weather, never with any kind of jacket. I truly don't think he ever wavered from this!... Hmmm... this is going too long... let's see, did anyone have Mr. Frick at Carmichael? He was great. Who was the Home-Ec teacher at Carmichael in about 1973? She had dark curly hair and was very nice... how much patience would you need to teach THAT class to a bunch of 14-year-old boys???? I had Mr. Goecke for Math and, well, we did NOT like each other... I'll leave it at that. Who was the German teacher at Carmichael in 1973 or so? Charlie Deusser and Dave Hebert made her cry at least 2 or 3 times... I also went to Marcus Whitman AND Lewis and Clark elementaries... who was the red-haired 3rd grade teacher at L&W (Mrs. Smith???) I had a big kid-crush on her... at Marcus Whitman I had Mrs. Shook and Mrs. Hossman (?) both in 6th grade. Mrs. Shook lived kind of by us and Mike Peterson and I went back to her house at least a few times on the Halloween night that we found out they were giving out silver dollars to everyone! Ka-CHING!! I hope I remember that correctly... Wow... my hat is off to all teachers (I'm married to one even, so I guess it's sometimes more than just my hat)... they have a tough job and I do appreciate the good ones that I had. Well there's always more to remember but that ought to do it for now... See ya. -Sean Lewis (77) ************************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Stephen Schraedel (79), Mr. Barnard was a nice teacher, my strongest memory about Mr. Barnard, was that you knew which day it was by what color shirt he wore. I also remember Cameron Mitchell, he was an excellent athlete and seemed to be a nice person as well. -Kim Edgar Leeming, Class of 79 ************************************************** >>From: Paula Mulvey Noakes (79) Well, I've been reading some of these memories and just had to put in my two cents' worth again. I remember going to the Kingdome for a band contest; I think it was my junior year which would have been 77-78. I was a flag girl, and I remember staying at a hotel, not at anybody house, but that could be wrong (the memory engrams fade, after all). I remember the tour of the Kingdome and thinking how big it was. Then the summer after I graduated I went on an FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) trip to New Orleans for their national convention, and we toured the SuperDome. What a difference! That New Orleans trip was quite an experience for me as a rather naive Richland girl. I remember one of the advisors wanted us to all go to the bars with her (drinking age was 18 there) but I felt really uncomfortable doing that based on my religious beliefs, and got in some degree of trouble for being a spoilsport. Steve Schraedel --- Hi! Do you remember me? Paula Mulvey, lived on Thayer Drive, the church kids used to congregate in the unoccupied half of my parents "A" house for impromptu dances after the games? What a blast that was! Mark Flesher lives in town and is a doctor. Will Talbot lives in town too, but I don't see him much (I live in Kennewick and he lives in Richland). I think Will's an investment advisor or something like that. I don't know where some of the other group ended up. Where are you living? Re the "house" ornaments: Who on the list was coordinating them? Was it Sue Pritchett? [Yes, Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) -Maren] My mother-in-law purchased one for each of her boys and wives; they moved here in '69 and so her boys all graduated from Columbia High/Richland High (depends on your era, I guess. I still think of it as Col Hi). My mother bought three and sent one to each of her other kids (I didn't get one since Alan got one for the family from his mom). My sister, who now lives in Jacksonville, Florida, wants one of each house, not just the "A" house! So I was wondering if they will be made for each house or if anybody knows? [Sue will keep us posted on other house ornaments -Maren] Thanks for the info if you can provide it! Signing off, -Paula Mulvey Noakes (1979) ************************************************** >>From Stephen Schraedel (79) Does anyone remember Karen Russell and her voice? As a new 9th grader in town, while attending Chief Jo Jr., I remember a concert performed by the high school groups for Chief Jo. There were a few Jazz numbers performed first, then since it was Decemberish, the choir sang "Oh Star of Bethlehem," with Karen Russell as soloist. I thought Karen had one of the most versatile voices I had ever heard. She could imitate many of the most popular artist with great ease and expression. I have never found a copy of that music. Does anyone know where I could get a copy? Ted Bear (sp?) was their choral director. I understand he has passed away maybe two years ago. Later in high school, though I never joined any of his groups, I became well acquainted with him. I thought that since he was such a great choir director that he would be obsessed with music and choir 100% of the time, but on the contrary, found that he was a family man, a well rounded person, with many interests and a broad perspective of life. In fact, it was difficult to get him to talk about choir when he was away from school. Does anyone remember the twin brothers - a drummer and guitarist? Both were in Ted's choir, about the same time as Karen. They also had their own group and played at school pep rallies in the old girls gym. To my ears, at that time, they were professional. Another subject: Have Pasco vs Richland games always been so heated? Does anyone remember the game, between 78-79 when a Pasco woman turned around and busted a Richland man in the nose with her fist? We were watching from the opposite side as the incident occurred. I was gathering my things and looking for the nearest door out, in case a riot broke out, but was also planning to stick around at least long enough to see a little action. Well, it was stopped short by a couple of speedy police officers, so... we didn't see any more fighting that night. Rats! -Stephen Schraedel (79) ************************************************** >>From: Jamie R. McDevitt (81) To Kelly Weil Austin (81), Stephen Schraedel (79), and Rich White (83): The two guys who did the Blues Brothers were Todd Couch (81) and Mike Smilie (82). Todd played drums and Mike was a trumpet player. I have very fond memories of Col High and being a member of the Bomber Band. I kept in touch with Mr. H for five or six years after high school. Last I heard he was in Soap Lake, Washington. He and Devon's (his wife) second child, Alex, was very premature and passed away between 6 and 12 months of age. Last time I saw them was at Kadlec hospital following the birth of their third child, a healthy baby girl (or at least I think it was a girl). We lost touch after that although I have tried to find them via the internet. I remember my first marching band competition at the King Dome. It was the year we did West Side Story. I was one of the flag girls surrounding Stephen Schraedel. His sister Loren was also a flag girl. Our spring trip to Abbottsford, BC was rather memorable. I stayed in a home with Anne Stevens and Twila Wood. We took a taxi to a Disco and met three guys. After the Disco we went to one of the guys homes and finally (much later that evening) returned to the home where we were staying. The lady we stayed with didn't seem concerned. The three guys met up with us in Vancouver the next day before we left for home. A month or so later they came to the Tri-Cities to visit. Anne Stevens kept in touch with one of them for about three years. A quick update on my life. . . Currently I'm a graduate student at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. I'm studying Human Factors Psychology better known as Applied Experimental Psychology, Industrial Engineering, or Ergonomics. I have a BS in Computer Science from Central Washington University. My research interests include visual psychophysics, mathematical modeling of eye movement, and HCI. It keeps me busy to say the least! -Jamie R. McDevitt (81) ************************************************** >>From: Kareana Hupp McColloch (89) To Justin Brunson (84): Thanks for your brother's email address and letting me know what's up with him. He always was a quite little cuttie in my years. Always a good friend. I am glad to see Maddy is doing well for you. Your choice to pick her was a good one. The people to whom you bought her from would surely love to hear from you on how she is doing. Especially since she's doing well. I will get in touch with Jeff. Do some old reminiscing. Take care and keep up the good work looking out for us. -Kareana Hupp McColloch 89 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/17/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Falcon/Bomber offspring sent stuff in: Ray Gillette (49), Al Parker (53), Terry Liechty (64), Pam Ehinger (67), Kathy Hartnett (69), Kellie Walsh (77), Kirt Clem (83), Gayle ______ (85), Abbie Siefken (99-HH) ************************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) from a Bomber Guest book: Date: Fri Jan 15 14:03:49 1999 RE: Forty-niners Congratulations to all my classmates from the 1949 Richland Bomber Class. Not sure if I can make the big fifty year reunion this year but if not I will certainly be thinking about you all. -Ray Gillette (49) ************************************************** >>From: Al Parker (53) I've seen Densow's Drugs mentioned several times in the Alumni Sandstorm. How many remember eating in The Green Hut Restaurant that was once in the same building circa 1949 and a few years after. I think that might be the first place I tasted frog legs. -Al Parker (53) ************************************************** >>From: Terry Liechty (64) RE: Before Maren, Say, wasn't C.C.Anderson's the name of the BM before? -Terry Liechty (64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Ya know, Terry, I do believe you are correct!! And I thought nobody was paying attention!! :-) -Maren] ************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) To Gary Christian (67): As for the Roller Rink dances, they were the best action in town! I remember the Hondels, Shirley Elis, Issac Hayes, The Dick Clark special came one time. There was Bobby Vee also, I'm sure there were many more, but the old brain is getting rusty. Paul Revere and the Raiders, were a blast they came many times. My girl friends and I almost had Paul talked out of his fuzzy trimmed hat, but he needed it for the next gig. I usually talk straight to the person I answer but I wanted to share the memories of the Roller Rink dances. I wonder how many of us use to go there? Do they still have dances for the teen agers in Richland? I'm still into the music as my brother-in-law is the key board player for the band called Full Ride, here in Ellensburg. They've played at the Red Lion in Pasco, the one across from CBC. They are country band. Have a CD out called Full Ride, all their own music. Good tunes!! Enough rattling for now. Happy New Year to all the Bombers!!! Thanks Gary and Maren, for all your hard work, You two are the BEST!! -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Hartnett Mitchell (69) Thanks to Gary Christianson (67) for reminding me of the roller rink on Saturday nights. What great and painful memories. I remember starting to go to the dances when I was still young enough to have spent the afternoon there skating, then racing home to try and change the image completely to get back to the dance that night! Ahhh, the teen years, such confusion. I recall not wanting to wear my glasses to the dance and having to ask girlfriends what the guy I'd just danced with looked like... oh God, I know I'm not alone on that one. Our Dad used to torture my sister and I by not telling us if we could go until 1/2 hour before it started! As much as I couldn't wait to get away from Richland, I am truly enjoying the nostalgia shared here. Further back, how 'bout spending the whole afternoon at the "Big Pool" then hitting Tasty Freeze for a dip cone before heading home? We lived in the 1500 block of Goethels, then in the dead end of Keller and I just remember walking everywhere. Who remembers when the grocery store on Goethels and Symons burned down? Must've been about '59-'60. At some point this all does just overwhelm me, the memories that is, but it's a nice escape from the rigors of reality. Best to all, -Kathy Hartnett Mitchell '69 ************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) To Stephen Schraedel (79): The twins you're wondering about are Mike & Mark Mattingly, who played drums and lead guitar. Another member of their group was John Schwinberg, who played bass. To Sean Lewis (77): I lived next door to Mrs. Foster, who was a Home-Ec teacher at Carmichael for quite while. Don't know if she's who you're trying to remember or not. Also I remember Maggie Resch and her creative talent; do you remember another talented 77'er Miriam Lewis? In 3rd grade she was sketching incredible fashion layouts that were so advanced and professional for her age. To Holly Chamberlain (76) - Don't know if you remember me -- I graduated in '77. I, too, remember JFK's assassination. Actually I remember the funeral on our black & white TV. I must have been 3 1/2 years old but I remember the long procession and asking my mom what it was all about. On a brighter note, do you remember Sue Wolf from your class? She was a very good friend of mine but I lost contact with her in college. Do you (or anyone else?) know how to get in contact with her? -Kellie Walsh Patterson '77 ************************************************** >>From: Kirt Clem (83) To Rich White (83): I saw your message about the two guys that did the Blues Brothers impression. If it is the same two guys I remember, their names are Andre Sublet (sp.?) and Chris Bryant. I had to ask someone myself what their names were. -Kirt Clem (83) ************************************************** >>From: Gayle _______ Miller (85) From a Bomber guest book Date: Fri Jan 15 14:29:55 1999 Add me to the list for the class of 1985 My sister told me about this sight and I have enjoyed it very much. -Gayle ______ Miller (85) ************************************************** >>From: Carole Vandenburg Siefken (68) c/o from a Bomber Guest Book: Date: Fri Jan 15 14:24:26 1999 This is Carole's daughter, Abbie. I'll give my Mom this address so she can get in touch with you guys. By the way, I'll be graduating from HANFORD in 99'. Bye! -Abbie Siefken (99-HH) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/18/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff in: Jan Nelson (60), Jim House (63), Judy Gilman (63), Carol Converse (64), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Stu Osborn (71), Jim Daniel (73), Karen Davis (76), Darcy Doyle (77), Tammy Marshall (81) ************************************************** >>From: Jan Nelson (60) Here's some girl stuff. More thoughts on C.C. Anderson Store. I remember the once or maybe twice a year Janzen sale on sweaters. Webfoots they were called, who knew why. Anyway I could not afford a Janzen but would save my baby sitting money to buy a Webfoot. My first one was a peach colored (not my color) short sleeve sweater. It was the only one I could afford and it cost about $3. I cherished that sweater and my Mom decided to be nice one day and wash it for me. It shrunk to fit my baby doll I had saved from earlier childhood. I was crushed and poor Mom never lived it down. Got even, by letting an ugly watch go through the washing cause what I really wanted was a pretty one. More girl thoughts... I spent my Sundays in Junior High starching my petticoats. Would use some sugar combination to soak the slips in and then hang them on four lines so they were spread out as far as they would go. Mondays were always a rustle walking down the halls at Chief Jo and by Friday all the slips were pretty limp. I also remember by Mom showing us how to boil Flax seeds to make a thick substance that we used to slick our DA's back with. Think Dippity Do was around then but couldn't afford it. -Jan Nelson (60) ************************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) I know Art Dawald was voted "most favorite teacher" more often then he won state championships, but I wonder if any other Bombers had difficulty making the transition from his basketball practice to his classroom? Having spent two seasons on his teams before arriving in his government class, I felt like I was confronted by Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde. (OK, I know he had to deal with the three faces of Jim). I just can't picture him saying "The smarter players would like run the stairs for 30 minutes, wouldn't they?" As for Major Juricich, there was no transition, to him we were ALWAYS STUPID in either setting. Admired both of them, -Jim House (63) ************************************************** >>From: Judy Gilman (63) Kathy Hartnett Mitchell (69) - Thanks for mentioning the swimming pool and the Dairy Queen. I was thinking of those memories myself. I would ride my bike and meet my friends at ten of one and wait in line for the pool to open - then I was there all afternoon until 4:30. I would eat my Dairy Queen that I would get afterward on my bike riding home. I remember we weren't supposed to go in the deep end if we couldn't swim. I got away with swimming in there with fins on for almost the whole summer until a guard told me to swim across the pool without them. I was big into jumping off the high dive then. Never would I do it now. I moved away before they had dances in the roller rink, but I remember going there on Friday nights in 6th grade. I would be very excited and looking forward to whom I might meet there. I remember it was a big thrill if a boy volunteered to help me lace up my skates. Does anyone remember the weekend the TV satellite opened. On Friday our teacher asked who had TVs. Six people raised their hands. On Monday, she asked the same question and everyone raised their hands. I remember our TV was delivered on Saturday night at 8 p.m. The delivery man said he would be back the next day to hook up the antenna. We sat up until midnight watching dark shadows behind the snow and no sound. We we very, very excited. -Judy Gilman (63) ************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) You mentioned Mike and Mark Mattingly as being in a band. I moved in across the street from them when they were 6 months old. I used to babysit them for a few years until I graduated from high school. At the time I moved across the street from them, I was in the 8th grade. What band were they in? I must have been in lala land when I read about that. What year did they graduate? I got married and moved away for a bit a year after graduation and totally lost track of them, as my folks sold our house and moved into a mobile home on Nuclear Ave. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) There has been a lot of mention of Marcus Whitman teacher of late, so I will add my memories. I had "Big" Bowman for 1st grade. Her name was Louise. "Little" Bowman lived across the street from us in a precut on the corner of Willard and Swift. It is the one with the green cement block barbecue in the yard. Her first name was Eula. I know they have both passed away. What I really remember about 3rd grade was the "eagle feathers" we made from construction paper we used to earn for getting 100 on spelling. It was a source of pride to have only "eagle feathers" in your headband and when you started an extra strip going down your back, you were hot stuff. We were also right by the cafeteria and on Chili Day the scent of fresh baked cinnamon rolls was almost more that we could handle. I also remember Mrs. Beckstead though she wasn't my teacher. She seemed so tall, but all adults did back in those days. The most vivid memory I have of her was the way she fixed her hair. It was brown, shortish and looked sort of like cotton candy. She parted it on the side and wore some sort of clip that seemed out of place on a grownup. Mrs. Bonderandt (sp) was a kindergarten teacher. She was the grandmotherly type that should be there when little kids come to school for the first time. Her eye sight got so poor at the end of her career that some mom was said to have found a petrified hot dog in one of the student's cubby holes, left over from the end of school picnic the year before, when she was helping clean the room at the end of the year. I also remember Mrs. Biggs who taught 1st grade. She lived in a Ranch house I passed on my way to school. Mrs. Biggs always had the "slow" class, but she was kind and caring and those students never felt they were different in her room. I also had Mr. Dudley in 6th (I think) grade. We had a great time in his class. He always called me "Pippi Longstockin" because I had a face full of freckles and I loved those books. In fact, I really started my vociferous reading habits in his class. Even when I came back to Richland to teach, he called me "Pippi". When I was in 8th grade, he was my homeroom teacher and I wasn't sure if that was a reward or punishment, but since he knew most of us already, it was still a great class. -Mina Jo Gerry (68) ************************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) To Ralph Koontz (62) from Alumni Sandstorm 12/28 - Ralph wrote... > For those of you who follow the career of Bomber > alum Larry Coryell (61), he is scheduled to perform > at Wolf Trap, the National Park for the Performing > Arts, located in the Washington, DC area (Vienna, > VA to be exact) on March 12th. He is billed as > "The Godfather of fusion jazz", whatever that > means! Perhaps, someone out there can enlighten me. Since you asked and you didn't seem to get an answer and since there's a Bomber memory here... Larry Coryell (61), the nationally - known Jazz guitarist was called the "Godfather" of fusion Jazz because he was an originator of the music that eventually came to be labeled, "Jazz fusion". The entertainment media in the mid to late 70's noticed a fusing or blending and uniting of different types of music and Jazz into one sound, hence the label. You'll notice many variations of fusion Jazz in the CD stores now such as Jazz / Rock, Jazz / Blues, Jazz / New Age or Jazz / Classical served up by many artists. Side note: Coryell was taught some guitar by John LaChappelle who still lives on Chestnut last I heard. John taught in the 70's out of his LaChappelle Guitar Studios in Downtown Richland, I believe. I had an association with his daughter Dana (73) and his son Steve (74) because my girl fiend in high school lived right across the street from the LaChappelle's and was a good friend of Dana's. (John himself is quite a proficient guitar player in his own right and he always talked about Larry's great talent and "vision", even back when they were teacher and student) Ralph, Tell me this, if you know - What kind of a guy was Larry at school in the early 60's? -Stu Osborn (71) Bothell, WA ************************************************** >>From: Jim Daniel (73) To Kathy Hartnett (69) - Hi Kathy, don't know if you remember my older sister, Linda (71), and me, but we lived near you and Peggy (as we called her in '60) on Goethals (1512) until about 1961. We have some old movies of you and Peggy at our birthday parties. Your memory of the grocery store fire triggered my response. I remember my parents waking the kids up and we all walked down the block in our pajamas and watched the store blaze away. Some entertainment! -Jim Daniel (73) ************************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer (76) Hello Sheryl Romsos------another 1976 Bummer!! I say that with love because it reminds me so much of the dear departed Rick Slater. I miss him so much and it never seems to cease. He was a bicentennial bummer too because that was the year the Bomber hoop team didn't do anything ---alas. But nice to see other 1976'ers too. I have heard that MO SULLIVAN is on line here somewhere -- if so contact me please! -Karen Davis Scheffer, 1976 ************************************************** >>From: Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) It has been so fun reading about everyone's memories. Is it me, or am I the only one who remembers all the fond memories of doing the stuff that can get you in trouble? Sean (77), Charlie and Dave could make just about any teacher cry, what a skill! They were so funny. I remember taking an english class in RHS, I don't remember the teacher's name but she had a "beehive" hair do and sent us to get spudnuts and root beer during class. And dancing in Mr. Perry's metal shop class (Carmichael) with Anna Patten, Cindy Holt and others playing guitar with our T-squares... he really hated us. And, for all who went to Lewis and Clark, is there a memory more scary than seeing Mr. Lane coming down the hall? I think he was something like 8 feet tall... I'm almost sure of it. Oh, and Kim, (79) that thing about Cameron Mitchell being nice... vicious rumor! (kidding) Mike and Mark Mattingly are playing in a band in Seattle called The Kevin Jones Band. They sound great and are doing very well. A fond memory of mine was girls' soft ball, our coach was the boys' varsity football assistant coach. He didn't like us either... maybe it was because I drove my station wagon across the baseball field to drop off the shortstop. A particularly proud moment for me was during a girls' basketball away game... watching Anne M. and Kellie W. stuff an entire hamburger in their mouths in one bite. A site to behold. Surely that's Wall of Fame material!!! Now, I have a daughter in high school in Seattle, God help me. -Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) ************************************************** >>From: Tammy Marshall Johnson '81 To: Kelly Weil Austin '81 I, too, have fond memories of Mr. Hopkins and band. Kelly, do you remember when we (the flag girls) were getting our picture taken for the annual. We were having our picture taken in various places outside when some girls ran and climbed into a tree and all of a sudden there were bees EVERY WHERE!! I still feel guilty for hiding behind Mr. Hopkins. He got stung right on top of his head and I didn't get one bee sting. I, too, enjoyed our band competitions in Seattle. That is where Becky Ganders Decker (81) introduced me to my husband to be (Jeff Johnson '80). I am curious about how many people from our class married someone who also went to Col. High? -Tammy Marshall Johnson '81 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tammy -- not sure about class of '81, but there are 150 "Bomber Combos" online - from '46 to '95 -Maren *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/19/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff in: Irene Smith (59), Jeanie Turner (61), Don Panther (62), Rosann Benedict (63) Jean Armstrong (64), David Rivers (65), Don Siemens (67), Nola Alderman (69), Michael Peterson (77), Sean Lewis (77), Sheila Gress (81), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ************************************************** >>From: Irene Smith Goodnight (59) Stu Osborn (71) wrote a nice definition of "Jazz Fusion" in reference to Larry Coryell (61), and it made me think of Larry again. I have never been able to do this, but when he started becoming "famous" I always had this great desire to attend one of his concerts, sit up front, and at one point during all the applause, stand up and shout: "Hi, Larry, it's Irene Smith - Richland Bombers, 1959!!!" I know that would get his attention, and me a chance to talk to him up close and personal. But I've never been near enough one of his concerts...... A memory I have of Larry Coryell (61) in high school is once at an all school revue, must have been '58 or '59, he was playing accompaniment for the cool boy's quartet, which I can't remember it's name. They were up on stage, and as I remember it, he was in the orchestra pit with his guitar. (I was in the orchestra.) When they slid down, going a bit flat, he waited til they were in the next key down, then he changed to that key to get back with them again. They must not have been able to hear him very well, as he had to make that adjustment more than once during their performance. My mother in the audience noticed it, and was very impressed with what a good musician Larry was. -Irene Smith Goodnight '59 ************************************************** >>From: Jeanie Turner Anderson (61) Last night I was remembering Sharon Tate (61) enrolling at Col High. Her father was in the Army and for some reason ended up in Richland. I don't think she was there very long but I do remember her handing out golf trophies at the West Richland golf club. She seemed so sweet. Does anyone else remember her being at our high school? -Jeanie Turner Anderson '61 ************************************************** >>From: Don Panther (62) To Doris Brinkerhoff (57) about Mrs. Beckstead; She was one of my very favorite teachers. What a kind person who really seemed to enjoy teaching us 3rd graders. I remember her interest in the Whitman Mission and other frontier subjects, and the weaving loom she brought to class. I also have fond memories of Art class during that year with Miss Koss, especially working with clay. While we were making little dishes by forming clay over a cheesecloth covered rock, Mrs. Beckstead was working on a african bust. Miss Koss used it as an example of what could be done, the most memorable part being the unique way she formed the hair. She used some sort of press to extrude clay string onto the head. Why I remember that I don't know, other than the detail was so precise. Mrs. Beckstead lived on the corner of Wright and Kuhn (a block off of Lee) and I stopped by her house a few time to see some of the things she was working on. It's sad to hear of her passing, but she made a priceless contribution to the enrichment of many young lives. -Don Panther ('62) ************************************************** >>From: Rosann Benedict (63) Saw Larry recently at Jazz Alley here in Seattle, and I had a chance to talk to him for a while before his first set. More on that in a minute. I was lucky enough to be able to work on Sandstorm as a sophomore -- when Larry was a senior and editor of the paper. Mr. Larsen was the advisor, and he often took all of us to the Tri-City Herald job shop on Thursdays to put the paper "to bed." Larry was one of the most interesting and funny people I remember from high school. He was genuinely witty, and he was clearly talented in many things. Not only was he a guitarist, but he also was a champion pole vaulter as well as a fastidious and demanding editor. When I decided to run for ASB secretary, I asked Larry if he would be my campaign manager. He agreed, and we commenced on one of the best memories I have of high school -- running an election campaign. I wish I could remember the supporting speech he gave to the student body assembly -- all I can recall is that it was very funny. In short, Larry was one of the many intelligent kids at Col-Hi; but he was also multi-talented, fun to be around, interesting, insightful, and occasionally a little bit aloof. But I always figured that was just because he was really in a class by himself. When he came over to Seattle to go to the U, he got a job as a houseboy for the Sammies (Jewish fraternity). I think he made it through at least a year of school, but the guitar beckoned. Don Lamphere was one of Larry's early sponsors, and he started playing gigs downtown. From there, the rest, as they say, is history. Larry still looks a lot the same -- gained some weight and hair's grayer, but then, who's isn't from that vintage of alumni? Fusion, at least the way the jazz folks around here define it, was initially a blend of jazz and rock. When Larry was at the Alley, he was playing a little of that--not my favorite stuff, admittedly. However, for those who want to listen to some great Coryell stuff, there's a recent CD he did with Malaguena on it that's well worth hearing. Also he got some KPLU airplay with Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue a while back. -Rosann Benedict, Class of '63 ************************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) It has been fun reading about all the memories from the past. I missed out on a lot of the activities.. I'm not sure why. It was either because I was shy or the group I chose to associate with didn't participate in those functions or because I chose to date Ronnie Gaines, class of '62. After he graduated, we didn't go to football or basketball games. I look back now and see what I missed. If I could just go back and do it over.. I married Ronnie in '64 and had by first daughter Kelly in '66. She graduated from Col High in '84... She is still in Richland and manager of the Burger King. My youngest, Kasey, graduated with honors at the University of Arizona and is now teaching 5th grade. She played basketball, was cheerleader, was in Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Band, Chorus, and Astronomy Club all through high school at Agua Fria in Arizona. I lived through her vicariously. And it has been an experience. I realize more now of what I had missed. My middle daughter, Charity, has given me 2 grandsons. They are precious, but I will admit that I am glad I didn't have boys... I thank everyone for the memories, it takes me back and makes me smile. Here are a few of mine: I can remember the Bon Marche. I worked there one Christmas wrapping presents. I remember working at the Arctic Circle when I was 16 and Mom driving me to work... How embarrassing. I learned to drive on a '48 Buick.. I'm not sure if I was more embarrassed to have Mom drive me to work or show up in the "Green Bomb' as it was called... Does anyone remember putting nails on the railroad tracks to make knives out of, after the train would run over them??? I can remember smoking those things we would pick out of the trees. Cats tails, maybe.. Going down the flume at the Richland Y... I can remember going to the Movies in North Richland and seeing The Invaders From Mars.. I still get nightmares from that show... I remember the sock hops at Carmichael Jr. High... I also remember when I was in a fashion show at Carmichael. In Home Ec. we had to show off the clothes that we made.. I had made pajama's for my sister, Gayla, class of '74, and myself. We were right in the middle of the show when my brother, Ron, class of '61, and his friends opened the auditorium door and threw a garbage can down the aisle... He swears it was Jim Kennedy and not him... Each day I think of more memories - good memories - and I would like to thank Maren and Gary for all their hard work.. If it wasn't for Maren, I wouldn't know how to use my computer as well as I do.. She has helped me more than she will ever know.. Thank You, Maren, you have made a difference in a lot of people's lives.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds, Class of '64 ************************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Another blast from the past: Johnny LaChappelle! Stu Osborn (71) spoke of John LaChappelle teaching guitar in the 70's... I took guitar from Johnny LaChappelle in the 50's. I was an awful student (in every way... not just with him), and the only thing I could ever produce with anything close to a recognizable tune was "Red River Valley"... All I wanted to do was be Buddy Holly! Practice?! On Red River Valley?! No! No! I just wanna play Peggy Sue, I'll learn the basics after I become a star! Whadaya mean you don't have time to just teach chords?! Well, in 4th or 5th grade (Spalding)... I played Red River Valley for the class... or rather tried to play... couldn't remember most of it! But after that, Keith Peterson, Graig Davis and I sang something like "Everyday" and then a guy named Tommy Barton (I don't think he graduated with us) joined in on Peggy Sue... we were hot! I remember Kenny Peterson had a group that we laughingly called "the Flops"... we called them that so much, I can't remember what they were really called. My brush with stardom! -David Rivers ('65) ************************************************** In the FIRST Bomber Alumni Site Guest Book: >>From: Don Siemens (67) Date: Sun Jan 17 17:03:25 1999 Haven't made it to any of the reunions. Maybe 35. I was in the class of 67. -Don Siemens (67) ************************************************** >>From: Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) To Kathy Hartnett (69) - Remember the roller rink well and several good times going with you Nancy Dutton (69) and some others I only remember faces of. It was even safe to walk home afterwards but more fun to get a ride and maybe tool Zips a few times. Wasn't it Mike Cummins (68) and Terry Parkins (69) in a "57" chevy wagon????? -Lola Alderman Lobdell (69) ************************************************** In the FIRST Bomber Alumni Site Guest Book: >>From: Michael Peterson (77) Date: Sun Jan 17 19:43:52 1999 Wow Class of "77" I was reminiscing with each contribution I read to this page. I just found it and I was thrilled to see a couple of folks I'd lost contact with were listed here. I am living in Nashville TN these days, pursuing a career as a singer and songwriter. Needless to say I have lost touch with the place I grew up in and sometimes long to come and just hang out for a week. I am wondering if anybody goes to the boat races anymore? I would love to take a break in my summer tour in 99 and come to town for the week of the boat races. Oh well... I'd love to hear from any of you who care to holler at me. I will check this page every couple of weeks to see if any one responds. Still a Richland Bomber Fan -Mich ************************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis (77) OK, to all of you "older" Bombers out there (well, those graduating from 1960 to 1962 or so)... I have an older brother and sister, Mike Lewis ('60, I believe) and Peggy Lewis ('62) -- you figure out which is which! -- and I'd love to hear any stories about either of them you have (they are probably both reading this too...). My other brother, Kelly, would've been in the class of '70, I believe, but we moved to Seattle just before he started at Col-Hi (I then moved back to live with my dad, a few years later, to go to Carmichael and RHS). Stories welcome on him too... I think he was accused of the sudsing of the Federal Building fountain that someone spoke about -- but he was innocent!! Hey, Darcy Doyle ('77) how ya doing? Good luck with that daughter -- what goes around comes around, you know... and I think I actually remember hearing about you and your station wagon on the softball field... Regarding Mike and Mark Mattingly ('both '77): yes, I believe they both graduated from and/or went to Central WA U in Ellensburg and were both playing in bands in Seattle -- among them, BoyToy who were THE hot band in town for a number of years in the mid-80's or so. Both are now playing in the Kevin Jones Band (like Darcy said!). [Excellent musicians, guys -- why aren't you on here?] I saw Mike (I think) backstage when Mike (OK, "Michael") Peterson played at the Puyallup Fair two years ago -- still can't tell them apart... that was fun -- lots of old friends and family at that one. I also took guitar lessons from John LaChappelle -- neat to see that Larry Coryell (61) also did. He was a very good teacher. Don't mean to be morbid, but are there any classmates from 1976-78 or so who have passed away? I heard Rick Slater ('75 or so) did, sorry to say... What ever happened to Mike Wonacott -- Maggie Resch -- Mark Sharp -- Bob Davison -- Henry Salzano -- etc etc?? Guess I should maybe go to a reunion once in a while.... OK, that's it. Pasta Velveeta. -Sean Lewis (77) ************************************************** In the FIRST Bomber Alumni Site Guest Book: >>From: Sheila Gress Taylor (81) Date: Sun Jan 17 17:12:43 1999 Looking forward to hearing from some fellow classmates. I live in Alabama with my husband, Bob, and our 9 month old son, Brandon. Bob is military so we have traveled a lot. We are making our home here in Alabama and Bob will be retiring from the Army. I work full time for a major credit card processing company as a Staff Accountant. I'm glad this site has been set up so I can keep in touch with some fellow classmates. -Sheila Gress (81) ************************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I remember with a lot of pleasure the tournaments. Remember how we would decorate our cars, and sing all the way to both the Spokane tournament and then the State Championships in Seattle. Do you all have as much fun today as we did then. Having both Steve and Mike (74) on that state championship team was such a thrill for all of us Davis' and then again when Jumbo played. The Bomber days were a real highlight of our lives. And didn't we have a great team when they took state with Steve, Pat and Brian the big guys and Steve Neil, Dean Thompson, and Jim Casey the best guards going. There was a tremendous bench too. The Boosters were really inventive too. Remember when Millie Goldsmith dyed her hair green and gold. That was real class.. The boys all really thought that was great. The Ridpath and Davenport and what was the name of that place that had the great sandwiches? Remember when Steve was going to shoot a free shot and walked over to the Hazen bench and got a towel to wipe his face off? And when Hazen lost, the little hot shot guard on their team took his headband off and did the saddest retreat you ever saw. Couldn't help but feel sorry for him, he wanted to win that game so bad!! What are some of your memories? We would especially like to hear any memories any of you have of Steve. As most of you know we lost him when he was 33 years old. He had many friends and we would love hearing from any of you.. Thanks, -BJDavis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/20/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff in: Betty McElhaney (57), John McKenna (59), LeeRoy Parchen (59), Bill Groff (61), Connie Foster (63), Kathie Roe (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), John Wingfield (66), Rick Maddy (67), Stu Osborn (71), Mike Davis (74), Karen Davis (76), Kellie Walsh (77), Jamie McDevitt (81), Gene Trosper (84) ************************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) To Doris Brinkerhoff (57), Yes I remember Mr. Reid, I had him for US History in my junior year. He had me sitting right in front of his desk and would have me read a paragraph and then he would discuss it with the class. The first day of school in my senior year I was put in Dawald's class and the first thing he asked me, was I related to Steve and Sue McElhaney? I said yes, and thought, "Now I'm in big trouble". He next said, "Turn to page 561" and I thought to myself, "What happened to page one?" I left his class and went right to the counselor and asked to be put in Mr. Reid's class. I ended up right in front of his desk reading out loud again. He was the best. I also remember him saying that to graduate from his class you had to salute the confederate flag. Does anyone remember Mr. Kelly, Wash. State History? Anyone remember the boys in his class putting another boy down the trap door and setting a desk on top and leaving him down there all through class? Mr. Kelly was known for falling asleep in all his classes. I haven't heard anyone mention Mr. Haag. To me he was one of the best. I worked for him for the last two years of school. If anyone was skipping I was the one who caught you. Especially 2nd period shop class. I noticed Maren finally caught the attention of one out there about C.C. Andersons. Maybe they are paying attention. Thanks for all your memories, we really have enjoyed hearing yours and bringing back ours. -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) ************************************************** >>From: John McKenna (59) To Jeanie Turner (61) about Sharon Tate (61) This is my first response to the Sandstorm. Sharon and I were good friends, there were lots of times after school I would give her a ride home. She lived in the North Richland area. Sharon went to the same church I went to (Christ The King), so we became very close friends. I have 8mm movie film of Sharon at the Auto Show at Big Pasco " Auto-Rama". Sharon was the "Auto-Rama" Queen. She seems to always have been Queen or Princess of all of the TRI-CITIES events. I think everyone liked her, she had a very good personality. Sharon had a steady boy friend, his name is Bill Smithers (58) and he still lives in Richland. Bill could fill you in on Sharon a lot more than me. Anyway I've told you what I know of Sharon, and will close. Thanks for the memories, -John P. McKenna, Class of '59 ************************************************** >>From: LeeRoy Parchen (59) The class of Richland is holding it's 40th class reunion this summer. Below is a list of classmates who we have not been able to locate and would really like all of you BOMBERS out there to help us. If you know the whereabouts of anyone on the list, or maybe you know of a relative who we can contact for information, Please E-mail me at [email deleted for privacy] with any info ASAP, so we can check it out. Thanks for your help. GO BOMBERS!!!!! Name - Last Known Location Anderson, Judith (Moter) - Aberdeen, So. Dakota 57401 Cox, Dennis - Unable-To-Locate Dahl, Brian John - Unable-To-Locate Day, Eddie See - Unable-To-Locate Fischer, Larry E. - Unable-To-Locate Griffin, Dick L. - Unable-To-Locate Hanthorn, Alice (Glick) - Phoenix, AZ 85022 Heath, Sue (Venger) - Unable-To-Locate Lambert, Janie (Laviska) - Conklin, NY 13748 Lee, Carolyn (Shaffer) - Unable-To-Locate Lewis, Stephen E. - Unable-To-Locate Lynch, Patricia - Woodinville, WA 98072 McGrath, Michael - Unable-To-Locate McLemore, Barbara - Unable-To-Locate Martinex, George - Unable-To-Locate Midkiff, Joan (Chris) - Unable-To-Locate Miller, Jeanne Unable -To-Locate Mitchell, Janet (Wesselman) - Hillsboro, OR 97123 Monroe, Daniel - Central City, CO 80427 Myers, Rose Ellen (Schmitt) - CO Spgs, CO 80909 Nielson, Stewart R. - Coos Bay, Ore. Phillips, Lynda - Unable-To-Locate Pittock, Susan F. - Unable-To-Locate Roberts, Chet A. Jr. - San Jose, CA 95132 Robinson, Robert H. - Unable-To-Locate Schmidt, Sandra - Unable-To-Locate Sievers, Bob - Unable-To-Locate Smith, Larry - Unable-To-Locate Solomon, Ruth (Ellsworth) - Eugene, OR 97405 Stevens, Mary (Huntington) - Richland, WA 99352 Stephens, Ralph - Unable-To-Locate Stroup, Rosemary - Unable-To-Locate Sturdevant, Eugene - Summer, WA 98390 Wagner, Connie - Unable-To-Locate Ware, Joan - Unable-To-Locate White, James D. Jr. - Unable-To-Locate Williams, Michael D. - Unable-To-Locate Winsor, Annette V. - Unable-To-Locate Young, Roger - Richland, WA 99352 -LeeRoy Parchen (59) ************************************************** >>From: Bill Groff (61) Yes Jeanie turner Anderson (61), I remember Sharon Tate (61) . What boy in our class didn't remember her, she was beautiful and very sweet. She always had a smile and never failed to return a greeting in the hallway or any other place where we would see each other. For all of her good looks and popularity she wasn't stuck up at all. Her Dad was in the Army stationed at Camp Hanford. Her family arrived in Richland at the beginning of the ninth grade (I believe), and left at the end of her junior year. She always wanted to be an actor and appeared in some of our school plays. She was a cheer leader, and won the Miss Richland Beauty Contest one year. I will always remember her as a wonderful human being and a friend. After she left Richland she eventually found her way to Hollywood and appeared in the movie "Valley Of The Dolls". It was a low budget film but she was mentioned as an up and coming young actress. She married a producer Roman Polansky and was pregnant with her first child when she was brutality murdered by Charles Manson and his bunch. I was living in California at that time and I felt robbed for her. She had finally achieved her dream and was on her way , had everything going for her and that had to happen. Maybe I'm not telling anybody something they don't already know but this is something that I needed to talk about. After all these years , I feel like I'm telling this to someone that wants to know so we as a class can share our loss together. Thank you, Jeanie, and thanks to all Alumni who care. -Bill Groff (61) ************************************************** >>From: Connie Foster McLean (63) It has been fun to read memories of Larry Coryell (61). He grew up 2 houses from me on Hunt point. I remember him even before he was interested in guitar!!! At that time (early - mid 1950s), on those balmy, long spring and summer evenings, all of the neighborhood kids (Lucy (65) and I, the Glovers, Dave and Jim Warren, Dan and John Finch, Frank Stratton (after they bought Barb and Mary Maider's house), Betsy Fuller, all of the Charettes, Suzanne and Bill Wells before Walshes bought their house), and Larry's younger sister would gather to play "kick the can", "hide and seek", marbles on the "circle", or even a friendly game of football or baseball. Larry was ALWAYS the self-appointed sports announcer. He would keep us in stitches the entire evening(s) with his creativity. At that point his goal was to be a sports announcer or writer for a sports magazine. Interestingly, Sharon Tate moved in next door to him for the short time she was in Richland, but that was when we were in high school -- all older, wiser (?), and into our own interests rather than the innocent camaraderie of younger days -- quite an "arty" neighborhood!!!! However, the artistry stopped when it reached our household!!! Thanks to you all for helping bring memories of those days gone by! -Connie Foster McLean (63) ************************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) To Rex Davis (49) - Thanks for letting us know Violet Jones, the wonderful Jefferson PE teacher, is still around. She was one of my favorite teachers .. loved the culottes she wore. I'd appreciate your saying hello for me next time you correspond with her. -Kathie Roe Truax, Class '64 ************************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) Speaking of: I have to admit that the happiest days of my life were those spent at Spalding School. My first grade teacher was Mrs. Vituli whose father was coach Dawald. I had Mrs. Stewart in kindergarten (remember painting circus animals and learning to tie our shoes? That was a problem for me since my shoes had buckles). Mrs. Pollard 2nd; Mrs. Julian 3rd (Steven Hosack and Charles Greenhall always in trouble); the sweet Mrs. Dodds in 4th (she read to us from Richard Halliburton books. I lived next to her in the Stevens apartments when I was teaching at Chief Joseph many years later. She give me an autographed copy of one of Halliburton's books before she moved to Florida, where she passed away); Mrs. Stevenson in 5th (she retired the next year. She would always turn off her hearing aid and we got pretty crazy. She would threaten us with a piece of rubber hose; but she couldn't catch anyone); 6th grade, the wonderful Mr. Karlson (Carlson? - hatching colored chicks, using a tuning fork to "train" fish to come to the top of the tank for feeding, building a volcano, dissecting a lung and a frog). And remember listening to opera over the radio on the schools intercom system? I loved roller skating and riding my bike up and down those wonderful sidewalks leading up to the front doors. Dick Hammond lived across the street and we would play there sometimes until our folks had to come look for us. Mike Neidhold - I taught with your dad at Carmichael; but my story is about YOU. You were one of my 7th grade English students. I always thought of you as one of the most well adjusted kids I ever had (your parents did a good job). Once when some boys were trying to get a fight started, I just had you separate them. It was over! Thanks, again! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger '65 ************************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Thank you Gary and Maren for providing this service. As we have just passed another Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, I have found myself reflecting back on my experiences around Civil Rights. And I keep going back to my one experience as I had grown up in Richland. It was the night of the Prom of '66. Fred Milton and I were taking our dates to dinner at a restaurant at Sunnyside, I think it was called the Golden Pheasant, or something like that. It turned out that several couples from RHS were there. As we were seated and wanting to order the waitress came up and said that Fred and his date could not eat there. Why? Because they were black. So I stood up and said that we couldn't eat there either, and told the other RHS couples in the room and the others stood up as well. With that demonstration of solidarity, the waitress and her manager recanted and we sat down to have dinner. I don't think anything was said about that incident on the way home or ever again. But that was my one and only Civil Rights action while living in Richland. On a lighter memory, all the talk about C.C. Andersons reminded me of the x-ray machines they had to look at our feet when we put on new shoes. There and at Buster Brown Shoes in the Uptown. That was really neat! Of course that was before we knew about radiation exposure and before we glowed in the dark. But I remember going to J.C. Penny and getting my Red Ball Jets or sometimes a pair of P.F. Flyers. And all the talk of favorite teachers keeps calling up memories for me. One was Mr. Sawyer, Physics teacher. I loved his red ties. And I remember sitting in Physics class one day when the big earthquake occurred in Alaska, I could "almost feel it" in Richland. But it made for fascinating discussion. My 7th Grade Homeroom teacher at Chief Jo was Jeanette Gill. I liked her, she was quiet but would nail you with those steel school marm eyes of hers. Imagine my surprise years later when I became minister of a church in Olympia and Jeanette Gill introduced herself to me. She was widowed then and living in Oly. Ten years later I received a call from her daughter in Michigan asking me to conduct her Memorial Service. I did, we celebrated her life, with her two sons and daughter, grandchildren and many other relatives. We were having a happy time honoring her and sharing memories when a man whom no family member recognized stood up and told of his affection and good memories he still carried for her. Good for you, Jeanette Gill, a boyfriend whom nobody knew about... as she sailed off into the sunset. I have been so fortunate to have many good teachers all my life. Take Care -John Wingfield ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ John - Buster Brown in Uptown was DAVID'S Shoes -Maren ************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: On to State Hi Maren I went to the state b-ball tourney in 1964 with Mike Fowler (67) and his parents. I have yet to witness the likes of the Renton Indians cheer section pounding their feet on the bleachers to the beat of their war drums. I had heard that Coach Dawald and the Indians' coach were friends in either high school or college, but have never really had that confirmed. Renton was as much a basketball powerhouse as Richland during these years. Here are two booster pins from that '64 trip and the one-point-loss-at-the-buzzer game. You are a '64 girl and thought you would like to see these. [Booster pins scanned by Rick... if anybody wants to see them, let me or Rick know and one of us will send them to you an e-mail -Maren] Bombers always started chanting "On To State" about the third game into the regular season. Do they still do that? Ken Strege and Chuck Heath making suds in the Federal Building fountain - does that surprise anyone that knew these guys? ha A band named Them came to the Roller Rink once. I met my former wife and the mother of my children, Mary Houghan (69) at one of those dances. It was a chance meeting because Mary's dad thought the Rink dances were one step away from the depths of hell, or something like that, and her being there was one of those rare moments that her dad put his guard down. He was worried she would meet someone like me there. Vicki Case (69) introduced us. -Rick Maddy (67) ************************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) Like the way Mike Davis (74) throws his memories out there, one after another. His daydreams about the past have certainly sparked mine, so here's my tirade for a few... * Senior "film production" class on a news subject of the day in 1971: (I think it was Mr. Allen's 'Development of American Drama' class?) We used a small, home movie camera and everyone showed their finished movies in class. Our team chose "World Overpopulation." One of the best ones was on "Pollution" and the movie maker used "Black Magic Woman" by Santana as his background music. Quite effective. Ours had a Quicksilver Messenger Service edit from 'Who Do You Love' from the "Happy Trails" LP. * Mrs. Boswell's 8th grade English and Social Studies classes. I respected Mrs. Boswell. Is that you Norma Loescher Boswell (53) who writes to the Alumni Sandstorm once in awhile?? Your English is impeccable, it's got to be you. ("In this context, it would be better English saying a 'salted' egg instead of a 'salty' egg, Stuart.") * Do I remember Army war games out at Hanford in the 60's or 70's? Is that in anyone else's memory? * To Mike Neidhold (77 ) - I also had your father, Jerry for Driver's Ed but just for the classroom part, Mike. Your Dad probably saved more than a few of those young lives with the sound driving practices he preached. You could tell he really cared about the kids and loved to throw his knowledge around like the authoritative person that he was but always with a twinkle in his eye. But that's why the kids listened to him. I know I did. He got through to me. Salutations and deepest sympathy to Larry Chafin (71) and to you too, Mike after the passing of your fathers. Warm regards to the both of you... All for now. -Stu Osborn, Class of 1971 ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Well, Well even my Mother (BJ Davis) writes to the Sandstorm! As my Mom stated in her memory we lost my brother, Steve (Bear), nearly eleven years ago. He left behind two beautiful young daughters who now are Bombers themselves. Since the girls were so young (ages 2 and 4) the memories of their dad are limited. We would like to accumulate as many memories of the Bear as we can to bind into a book format for the girls. What better way to get the message out than the Alumni Sandstorm? If you have any stories to tell of the Bear, post them here on the Sandstorm or e-mail them to me at My family would greatly appreciate any contributions. He touched our lives greatly. Maybe yours too! Thank you. -Mike Davis (74) ************************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer (76) Attention: Michael Peterson (77) - Hello there big guy -- don't know if you remember me, but I was the one with the camera all the time -- especially in jr. high and high school. I have photos of you and Mark Popp singing in Ms. Thompson's choir in Chief Jo and football pics of you in the RHS days -- among others. Hey, just to let you know we are all proud of you -- it is neat to see a local, especially a Bomber, do well and go on to higher levels. Some of us are still just getting by!!!!! Loved the video with your girls? Least I was told that - I like that upbeat song. Anyway, I have begun to be a pretty big C/W fan and although I love GARTH the best, hey - you're right up there too!!!!! :) Richland is still a lot the same in some respects - I live in Spokane now and go home when I get a chance and it is funny because some things never change. Hope to see you some day and continued good luck - although I know it isn't luck - God has always given you terrific talent!!! Keep on keeping on - from here to eternity!!! -Karen Davis Scheffer (76) ************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) To Michael Peterson (77) - It was great seeing you at our reunion. And what a "concert" you gave us Thursday night before the whole thing started. To everyone else reading, Mike is still the nicest guy on earth, success or no success. If you come to the LA area, post a note here so my husband and I can come see you perform, OK? To Sean Lewis (77) - At the reunion, there was a moment of silence for all the classmates who are no longer with us, but my memory is a little sketchy. But I'm sure Henry Salzano would want you to know he's alive and kickin' in Spokane. However, I do miss one of our fellow tennis who buds passed away about 10 years ago ... Jim Lorenzen. Whenever I hear Aerosmith's "Toys in the Attic" or Ted Nugent's first album (album? What's an album?), Jim's favorites in high school, I think of him. He was a crack-up, and a lot of fun, especially on our away matches. An ace on the courts, too. Charlie Zimmerman is another '77er who is gone. An accident in 1982, I think. As far as other people you mentioned, Bob Davison was at our 20th. But I agree, what ever happened to Maggie, Mark Sharp, Mike Wonscott, and here's some more names for you -- Beth Mastel, Dave Tuttle, Rob Phillips, Jim Peterson, Craig Somners, Mark Hodgeson -- I've never seen these 77er's at any reunion. Any clues, anyone? To Darcy (77) - It wasn't just any burger -- it was an A & W baby burger! Sooooo glad that visual is implanted in your memory. Mitz and I are proud to have contributed in such a ugly way to your high school memories. At the reunion, I dared us to re-live the scenario. Thank god SHE had some sense about her. TTFN, -Kellie Walsh Patterson '77 ************************************************** >>From: Jamie R. McDevitt (81) In response to Stephen Schraedel (79): I, too, remember Karen Russell singing "Oh Star of Bethlehem". I have a copy of the music. It was written by Joyce Eilers (sp). I can get you more info if needed. -Jamie McDevitt (81) ************************************************** >>From: Gene Trosper (84) To: Jeanie Turner Anderson '61 - My Mom (Diane Trosper (64)) was a friend of hers. They both took dance lessons in Richland (I forgot the studio name) and my grandmother was a dance instructor there. I will ask Mom for some memories of Sharon and post them here at a later date. -Gene Trosper (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/21/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and one teacher sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Carol Tyner (52), Dorothy Stamper (54), Sue Garrison (58), Marv Carstens (61), Paula Beardsley (62), Larry Bunch (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Rick Maddy (67), Judy Green (68), Mary Kerstetter (68), Anna Dempsey (76), Joanne Hilbert (76), Sheryl Romsos (76), Dave McAdie (79), Derek Bowls (84), Lynn Dunton (Teacher) ************************************************** from the FIRST Richland Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Dick Roberts (49) & Carol Tyner Roberts (52) Date: Tue Jan 19 17:20:22 1999 CLASS OF '49 & '52 Great web site. You deserve some sort of hero's badge for the work and effort. The class of '49 is hosting the Club 40 class reunion this year, Sept 10 and 11. Anna May [Wann-49] is asking for a bio from all 49'ers. If you are out there and have not received a request, send me a note and I will forward her email address to you. One of your writers talked about the mushroom cloud class ring. We had them in '49 except it was overlaid with a lightning flash. It is now with my daughter in Holland as a keepsake. The writer also talked about the basketball game water cart shaped like a bomb. I remember it well as I rolled it out to the team for their refreshment during time outs and other breaks. What fun!! Your web site came to me courtesy of my friend JoAnne Cawdrey Leveque ('50 -- honorary '49) and I also read the message from my friend Ray Gillette (49). I hope he can make it to the reunion. I'm sure there are more '49ers out there but they will probably have to get their grand ch... -Dick And Carol Tyner Roberts (49/52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~ [NOTE: Guest Book will only hold a limited number of characters per entry -Maren] ************************************************** from the FIRST Richland Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Carol Tyner Roberts (52) Date: Tue Jan 19 18:09:18 1999 Great Idea - Great Site! Graduated in 1952, married Richard Roberts of '49 in 1954, moved to California. Having a great time with retirement here in Grover Beach in San Luis Obispo County, CA. We like to hike, travel, visit our daughter in Holland, bug the Grandkids, make furniture, volunteer and generally keep busy. Raised 4 great kids and butting in on the raising of eight grandchildren. Isn't it fun not to have to be responsible?! We will be in Richland for the 49er's great 50 this September. Hope to see lots of 1952 well, present and accounted for. -Carol Tyner Roberts (52) ************************************************** >From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan (54) To Betty McElhaney (57) - I just had to respond to your mention of Mr. Haag. Indeed, he was one of the best. He was my vice principal when I was at Col-Hi and my landlord when I came back to Richland as a single mother in 1966. Don't know what I would have done without him and Mrs. Haag those first years back. Didn't you live across the street from them? He died in Port Angeles in December, 1995. I still keep in touch with Mrs. Haag. I saw Sue Beth a few months ago at Granny's when I went to a Class of 54 luncheon. Is she your sister? -Dorothy Stamper McGhan (54) ************************************************** >From: Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) RE: Tri City Herald Re: "A" House ornaments Isn't this WILD!!! The Herald reporter just called to tell me that the AP has picked this up and it MAY be printed elsewhere in the country. Isn't that a riot. Who would'a thunk it?? If anyone anywhere sees it in their papers, we sure would like a copy for our organization's scrapbook -- can you mention that in the Sandstorm? Maybe this will help us get more ornaments sooner. Thanks -Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ See the article on the net. Find it at: ************************************************** >>From: Marv Carstens (61) As I've read through the wonderful memories shared by the Bombers through the years, one still seems to be repressed by people that I know should remember ... it is to those people that this is dedicated. May your remembrances liberate your consciences (not to mention our collective libidos .... or is it, Grant Ross, our "libidii" [As in "McAnlii" ... John Reid, U.S. History, 1960... remember?) Bombers, share a journey with me ... let's leave Richland together, head for the Highlands area of Kennewick, but bypass the Mad Turk intersection, the Kennewick Social Club, the Highland Drive-In, Sanders Field, the grape vineyards off of 19th Avenue and various other landmarks as we head out of Kennewick toward Umatilla. We don't go as far as Oregon, however, because just past the 'City Limits' sign for the southern boundary of Kennewick is a dirt/gravel road leading off to the west (a right-hand turn), which winds its way up the back side of the Horse Heaven Hills to the crest of the ridge that overlooks our home. We CAREFULLY negotiate that drive, remembering that we are piloting our parents' cars, and we don't need any missing transmission covers or oil pans, until we reach the apex, the summit, the desired goal of our drives. At this juncture in time, we either break out the beer or 'grab our partner and do-si-do'! Where are we? -Marv Carstens (61) ************************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Hi everyone - I'm Back. We got hit with some nasty virius' on our computer and almost lost it all. Will be more diligent with the virus checker from now on. Thank god I didn't lose all the Sandstorms. Just wanted to announce to all that there are two more Beardsley's in the world now. My brother, Charlie Beardsley's (56), son Jason and his wife are the proud parents of twin girls, Ann and Abby. They live in Kennewick. I know Charlie would have been so proud of his son and been a super grandparent. We all still miss him. Was glad to see Ed Temple finally catch on to the coolest site on the net. Hey little brother. I hadn't thought about those silly green boxes in years but I remember being so embarrassed when it showed up on the porch. I just knew that everyone knew what my Dad was doing. Must be a girl thing. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ************************************************** >>From: Larry Bunch (66) To those asking about Warren Hopkins, I remember many of you that played in the bands at Chief Jo. Warren just got his doctorate in education this past summer and is currently principal at Arlington HS in Arlington WA. He and Devon have two daughters -one a senior and the other in middle school. His E-Mail address is [deleted for privacy]. I am sure he would enjoy hearing from you. I haven't the heart to tell him about Doug and Barry's graffitti - I had suspected Doug, but never knew for sure. Warren had to drive by that every day, and I know he was not real pleased with that sign - even though it was true. -Larry Bunch (66) ************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Hey Stu Osborn (71), Yes I remember the Army games. My dad Max Ehinger was the air traffic controler out at the airport, in Richland. In those days it was run by AEC ( Atomic Energy Commission.) Daddy would call home and have us look out in back of the house and there was a big pile of white stuff, I think it was flour or something. He'd tell us we were all dead! This was in the early 60's. I also remember going down town and walking around and staring at all the Uniformed Guys!!!! But alas I was only in the 8th grade so Daddy wouldn't allow me to date until I was in the 9th grade. It was a hard and fast rule as this was in the summer of my 9th, but still now date!! But Daddy did invite a few to our house for Bar-B-Q. But they were old and married, they were probably 28 or so. Oh to be there now!! Does anyone else have memories of when the Army came to town? -Pam Ehinger Nassen 67 ************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) OOPS! There I went again. It seems that the one point loss at the buzzer was the 1966 loss to Renton and not the 1964 loss to Renton. I was at both of these state tourneys, as most students would be when we went to state. Trying to recall events over thirty years ago may be easy for some of you, but not me. I did not keep a diary and these events that I incorrectly recall are straightened out in the Sandstorm or by other Alums quite rapidly and effectively, as should be. Now I am not certain if the Bomber pins are from the 64 or 66 state tourney. I thought I had that one nailed down too. Did I meet my former wife at the Roller Rink in the Summer of 1966 - yes. Some things I do recall correctly. In the seventh grade my parents bought me a new bicycle that was just a tiny bit too big for me. On top of Carmichael Hill, I had decided the best route down the hill was the sidewalk on Lee Blvd. That route would present the smoothest ride. About three quarters the way down I was moving much too fast for comfort, so I got on the brakes. I lost control and moved off the sidewalk into the rough, running parallel to the tennis court fence. In the rough, my feet jumped off the pedals and I crotched out for what seemed like 10,500 yards, but was probably more like 100 feet or so before coming to a stop. I have told my children several times over the years how lucky they are just to be here. Some of you might recall my brother, Roger Maddy (North Kitsap - Poulsbo 72). Roger did manage to put his K-6 time in at L&C before my folks left Richland. He is the only man in the world that can fly three quad-line kites at the same time (One in each hand and the third strapped to his body). He also designs, builds, and flies twelve-line “Puppet Kites.” They have names like, The Clown, The Pencil, Nerd Bird II, and others. The reason I mention this is because if you have never been to a kite festival with the kids or grandkids, it is a cool thing to witness. Roger and his wife, Janice, have been all over the world flying his kites. You can catch them at the Long Beach (WA) International Kite Festival in June, or at the kitefest in Lincoln City, OR. My sister, Sheila Maddy Kelly (66), just bought me one of those RHS sweatshirts with the mushroom cloud. Sheila had her brother-in-law, David Kelly (Kennewick 67), crawl out of the Lion’s Den and go into Col-Hi and snag it for me. That must have been painful, huh? David is married to Mary Sue Kline (Kennewick 66?). Her father, Kline, worked at the Richland BB&M for many many years and many of you probably bought your first mitt from him. Great people! Does anyone know if there are any more of these sweatshirts for sale? I think they may be the last of their breed? One more - Could anyone in the classes of 1971 through 1976 (not sure which year) look in your annual and find a pic of a little girl standing in the hall next to some lockers at Col-Hi. I think there is a caption that reads “Future Bomber.” If someone could scan that pic and send it to me I would be most grateful. The pic is my daughter, Heather (Wenatchee 88), when she was two or three years old. Been trying to get a hold of that pic for years. -Rick Maddy (67) ************************************************** >>From: Judy Green Gregory (68) To Mike Davis (74) in regard to Steve/Bear: I owned Family Video from '84 to '91 and Steve and Jeanie were good customers of mine. All of us loved when Steve came in, he was always happy and full of jokes. When he first started coming in he was the type of person you thought you knew him forever and the nickname "Bear" for sure fit him, but a I nicknamed him "Flintstone". He had those HUGE feet. Always wore those leather sandals. It was a big shock to us when he passed away and it took me a long while to recover from it. I went to the services and remember to this day what a wonderful memorial it was for him. I haven't seen Jeanie since I sold the shop, hope she's doing fine, please tell her hi for me. It's great that you are putting together a book the girls, for when they get married and have children they should know what a neat man he was. My Regards, -Judy Green Gregory (68) ************************************************** from the FIRST Richland Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Mary Kerstetter Yount (68) Date: Tue Jan 19 14:53:20 1999 This Homepage is just great! My husband and I, along with our two daughters (one nearly 6, the other going on 17), are living in Northern Virginia, where we have been for the past 14 years. A short synopsis: In '94, we sold our house and our 35-foot sloop, stored our furniture, and sailed for 10 glorious months on the ICW and in the Bahamas. We returned in '95, sold the boat, bought another house. We just replaced the boat this year, which we keep in Solomons, Maryland, where we spend most of our weekends. I had the marvelous opportunity last Spring of sailing from Puerto Rico to Maryland as crew aboard a 47-foot Swan which belongs to one of my co-workers -- 10 days of blue-water sailing where I learned to sail in 35-knot winds with 10-foot seas. Superb! Any other sailors out there? -Mary Kerstetter Yount (68) ************************************************** >>From: Anna Dempsey Dixon (76) Hi everyone.... I have only written once... quite a while ago. I think it was me and one other 76er that had written. I live in TX have for many years... we have a 3 yr old dghtr.. and that is how I spend ALL my time.. chasing her. When Micheal Peterson (77) wrote the other day I knew who he was but I guess I didnt realize he was in chorus with us.. not until Karen Davis (76) mentioned Mark Popp did it click. I come to Richland every summer and visit... we do a lot of boating.. and showing my dghtr where Mama used to play at Howard Amon Park. Well thats is for now. Bye yall -Anna Dempsey Dixon (76) ************************************************** >>From: Joanne Hilbert Stahler (76) To: Kellie Walsh (77) - Beth Mastel received a nursing degree, married (I believe his last name was Smith), moved to Spokane, and was working for Whitworth College. I hadn't heard anything more about her since about 1982. Maybe someone else has more current information. -Jo Hilbert Stahler (76) ************************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) Hello to Michael Peterson (77)! Seeing your entry in the Sandstorm reminded me of wanting to go steady with your brother, Bill, in the 3rd grade at Marcus Whitman and the pink plastic go-go ring that he gave me (my mom said that I couldn't). I also remember the RLC retreat that both you and I attended - those weekends were always great, and I feel fortunate that I was able to go on several of them. Continued good luck with your career in Nashville, and if you ever give a performance here in freezing Minneapolis, let us know! -Sheryl Romsos Senyk, Class of 76 ************************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) Hi Maren, I'm sure you will hear ALL about this article in Today's TCH, but here it is in scanned form. The TCH ran an article today about the Alphabet houses and the desire to have one (or more) of each designated as "historical". There is a great picture of Sue Pritchett, her "A" House, and her "A" House ornament. All those of your who are curious about those ornaments -- take a look. Enjoy. So long for now. Dave McAdie (79) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ See the picture and article at: ************************************************** >>From: Derek Bowls (84) Here's a humbling story for you. I remember "the bomb" in the middle of the mixing area. As a not-so-thoughtful sophomore in the Fall of '81 (before the freshmen were the absloute underclassmen), I was stopped by (supposedly) a group of seniors in the mixing area, and was told that all underclassmen who walked across the bomb would be "appropriately honored." Not knowing the consequences, I walked across the bomb, and was "appropriately honored": Promptly restrained, picked up, and thrown into the nearest garbage can head first... then the end-of-period school bell rang, so all the students in the immediate area saw the end result! Looking back, I could sit back, reminisce, and laugh about it, but soon after that incident, I learned to run very fast from people who were a threat to me... All the way to the district 3200 Meter Title in Track and Field, and a couple of stints as the athlete of the week in Cross Country and Track. So to those "seniors" who dumped me into the trash? Thank you from the bottom of my heart! -Derek Bowls (84), First Lt., U.S. Army ************************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton (Teacher) Dear Maren, Bill Johnson just called and told me about the "Alumni Sandstorm." My husband, Bill Dunton, and I taught in Richland and have fond memories of our 9 years there. We would be so pleased to be on your Sandstorm list. Bill, of course, was a music teacher at Carmichael. I taught 5th grade for three years (Sac. and Jason LEE) and in 1997-98 was a HiSpot director. We are retired but busier than ever. Bill is on the school board (8 high schools) so that keeps him out of mischief. Bill Johnson called to say he would be stopping by to see us next Saturday. Cheers! -Lynn Dunton (Teacher) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/22/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff in: Millie Finch (54), Betty McElhaney (57), Lynn Wolte (60< Linda Houck (61), Donna Pardee (65), Marsha Jepsen (73), Sherri Fisher (74), Karen Davis (76), Jim Laidler (77), Kellie Walsh (77), Shelley Williams (84) ************************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg (54) Maren, I'm convinced you don't sleep much. What a great job you and Gary do to connect us all to the days of youth and when all was well with the world. Or so we thought, because we were kids. Everyone's memories bring back so many thoughts of friendships, and the spirit of being a BOMBER!! To Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) You made mention of the Army boys in town, and asked if anyone else remembered. Well, I sure do. I played women's fastpitch ball a lot, and also enjoyed watching all the games played in the diamond behind what is now the Jackpot off GW Way. I noticed 3 young men who always came together and finally struck up a conversation with them. Well, the next thing I knew they were at our house very frequently and boy did I have a case of "puppy love"!. I, too, was only 14 and of course dating was out of the question, but we shared many evening at home listening to music and playing games. I would love to know what happened to them all, but it is a very "fond" remembrance. To: Lynn Dunton: I was thrilled to see your input in the Sandstorm on the 21st. I don't believe I ever met you, but your husband was the best. I sang in his choir at Carmichael, and played the piano some for him. He was a great inspiration to me and the others that were in his class. I e-mailed him I believe it was in Sept. or Oct., but had not received an answer. So would you tell him that I said hello and would love to hear from him. Thanks. To Bill Johnson: Thanks for getting in touch with the Dunton's. He was a great teacher. I also was talking to Mom the other day and am sorry to hear that your Dad is not doing well. I saw your sister Janice at a luncheon during the holidays and she looked good. Tell all hello and keep your chin up friend. Thanks to all for the memories. -Millie Finch Gregg (54) ************************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) Hello again everyone! I am becoming addicted to this sight as I can see everyone else is too! To Dick Wight (52): Thank you for your reply about Mr. Haag I have a lot of fond memories of him. To Dorothy Stamper McGhan (54): Also about Mr. Haag, Yes we lived across the street from them for six years. One funny story I remember is one Sunday we were getting ready for church and my Mother and Aunt went out and got in the car and were waiting for the rest of us. The Haag family were doing the same, undoubtedly, Mr. Haag was so intent on hurrying he ran out of the house and jumped into the car, but it was the wrong car. All three were a bit startled but had a good laugh over it. Yes Sue McElhaney Stewart (54) is my sister and Steve McElhaney (53) is my brother. You know its rough being the youngest and having to face teachers that your older siblings have already broken in. To John Wingfield (66) the Buster Brown Shoe store that I remember was located across the street from C.C.Andersons where Jack Zinns is today. Maybe I am dreaming here but does anyone remember ice skating on a pond across the street from Kadlec Hospital back in the forties and fifties. I have asked my sister and brother but they don't remember. I thought I could remember seeing kids skating and a bon fire. All for today-- -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Lynn Wolte (60) Date: Thu Jan 21 22:01:19 1999 Wish I Could've Been a Bomber! Hello Class of 1960! Although my family left Richland at the end of 6th grade (Jefferson), I have never lost touch with my best friend, Judy Cameron (60). She told me about this site.... Great! We managed to see each other a couple of times during high school (I lived in Scarsdale, NY) and then we re-united a few years ago in Saratoga Springs, NY when Judy and her husband came east for a visit. I remember Richland so well... and some special friends... Barb Stanfield, Sandy Stice, Vonnie Reed, Jim Walton, Tom Hunt. Anyone remember me? Love to hear from you. Happy Days! -Lynn Wolte (60) ************************************************** >>From: Linda Houck See (61) Thanks for getting me back on the list, I wouldn't have missed this last month's Alumni Sandstorm for anything. I nearly fell off the chair at Howard Kirz's (60) antics at Welsian Pond!!! Enjoyed the comments about Mr. Dawald and Mr. Juricich also. Jeanie Turner (61): it was good to hear from you and know you are still among the living! Not too long ago someone asked about the alumni presently working at RHS. Well as one of them I can tell you there are MANY! Both of the vice principals are as well as at least 2 P.E. teachers. Vicki Buck ('??)(VP), Steve Neill (72) (VP), Phil Neill (66), Marc(k) Olson ('??), Mary Lester Yarborough (58) (Math), Janet Young ('??)(Secretary), Carolyn Rish Moore (72), and Steve Piippo (70), to name only a VERY few. I must congratulate and thank any and all who have had any part of putting this Alumni Page together. It is so great to come home from work and sit down, relax and read. Much more fun than "Free Cell". The present advisor of the current "SANDSTORM" is getting ready to publish a special on the 40th anniversary of Richland being an incorporated town. Mrs. Morris (present advisor) had taken the paper to many competitions over the last few years and has won many honors because of the quality of the paper. All the students are still eager to read each edition. I am sure if anyone is wanting a copy, you could probably get one by contacting the school (509) 946-5121 (Janet Young) will probably answer the phone. Good to talk to all of you and keep sending in the "fun". -Linda Houck See ('61) ************************************************** >>From: Donna Pardee Strasser (65) To Marv Carstens (61): Wasn't that Jump Off Joe you're remembering? I remember a couple of times double dating with Linda Lee and ??? when the car broke down and we had to get help to get back home. I'm sure we were there for the grand view of the whole TriCities, weren't you? To Gary and Maren: Thanx again for this site. You're doing an awesome job and I hope you'll continue. This seems to be spreading like wildfire. I wonder if any other high school alums have come together like the Bombers have? Just curious, how many Bombers are you sending the Alumni Sandstorm to via E-Mail? I'm sure there are lots of lurkers like me who mostly just read and enjoy, but seldom write in. Cheers! -Donna Pardee Strasser 65 and Doug Strasser 66 ************************************************** >>From: Marsha Jepsen Lee (73) Does anyone remember: Payless parking lot, tooling Zips, Riverside Park, CYO dances, Community house dances in the ball room (with thick clouds of smoke just hanging in the air), the Atomic Lanes bowling alley, sledding down Carmichael hill at night, midnight shows on Halloween at the Uptown theatre, Jump off Joe, the girls bathroom in Mac Hall, Miss Larsen and her hair, big bell bottoms, pants made into long skirts with a piece of fabric added to the center, beads and headbands from the hippie days... maybe I hung out in all the wrong places but these are the things I remember. -Marsha Jepsen Lee (73) ************************************************** >>From: Sherri Fisher (74) To Mary Kerstetter (68): You bet there's another sailor out there! I thought I was the only desert rat with salt water in my veins. In fact the class of 74 has a couple of sailors that I know about, besides myself. Tim Allen sails with his family in the Puget Sound and Maggie Gilstrap has blue water sailing experience in Alaska. We all lived within a block of each other in the south end too. I helped build a 50 foot sailboat in Everett and then sailed SOUTH. We went through the Panama Canal in '86 then to Florida and the Bahamas. We arrived in St. Thomas just in time for Hurricane Hugo and the boat was very badly damaged. We spent 2 years re-building Carousel and then put her into full time chartering. Because of the @#$% Hurricanes, we sail down to Venzuela or Curacoa every July and return late October. It's a great beam reach both ways and usually very good sailing. We've done it in 60 hours and one windless trip took 72 hours. This year we left Carousel in a marina in Puerta la Cruz and flew back to Puerto Rico just in time to go thru Hurricane Georges. Our rental apartment on the second story lost its roof and we lost all our beautiful old trees. Being involved with the roofing project, we were unable to go back down and retrieve the boat in Ocober. We flew down for 18 days over Christmas but the weather was too unsettled at that time to sail back to Puerto Rico. So our boat is still sitting in Venzuela. We plan on going back at the end of May and stay until H-season is over and then maybe sailing up to Florida. I'm the manager at North Sails in Fajardo. Where did you sail out of in PR? What was the name of the boat you sailed on? It's a small island - Maybe I'll remember it or they've been in the loft here. Sorry if I offended anyone with this non Richland memory. Regards, -Sherri Fisher (74) ************************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer (76) Anna Dempsey (76) Hello there! Glad to hear that you settled down you wild woman!!! A youngster of 3 yrs - I have a 7 week old one to go with my almost 11 yr. old Yes, they do take all of my spare time. I work in a prison as an officer nowadays since I hung up being a cop. It is adult daycare with felons that did a lot of nasty stuff. But hey, I have always been a big girl and they don't mess with me much - I think that is the Davis in me!!! Nice to hear that you are doing well. Weird to read this site and see all the Bombers ALL over the place. But very cool too! Best to you. -Karen Davis Scheffer (76) Spokane, WA ************************************************** >>From: Jim Laidler (77) Hello fellow Bombers! To answer Marv Carstens' (61) "geography quiz" in the last Sandstorm: the place is Jump Off Joe Bluff (or is it Butte?) above Kennewick with a magnificent view of the Tri-Cities and the Columbia River (for those who were looking). I made it there a few times in my high school career, and always managed to get back down with the car in pretty much the same shape as it was when we left. I do remember one time with Carrie (sp?) Watts (76) and his VW Bug when we were obliged to get out and push it up the last 20 yards or so. One of the high points of the drive up to Jump Off Joe was the wrecked cars in the ravines along the road. As teenagers, we assumed they were the result of careless (or drunken) driving, but I now realize that most of them were probably abandoned junkers. It kept us from ever attempting to drive back down "under the influence" (Not that we ever had any alcohol with us - goodness gracious! We were all well under the drinking age and that would have been illegal!). I also remember the rumors of people being kidnapped from there and bodies showing up there - all very scary and probably all very imaginary, but it kept the Tri-Cities from seeming too "dull". Having lived in LA, Chicago, and the Middle East, I find myself longing for that kind of "dullness" from time to time. -Jim Laidler (77) ************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) How many gals out there were "Guardian Angels" for the guys on either the football team, basketball, or wrestling? At the beginning of the season each Guardian Angel would select a guy from the team to "watch-over" and would be given his locker combination (of course none of the guys knew who their angel was till after the season was over.) On game day, the angels would scramble to get to school early so that no one would see them at the players' lockers. We'd fill their lockers with cookies, or some other favorite munchy (oh, that's healthy) and good luck notes. My senior year ('77), I was Eddie Winston's angel for football, and Rob Phillips' angel for basketball. And I remember putting up painted posters about these guys, usually in a rhyme of some sort, something like ,"Eddie, Eddie, he's our man, if he can't do it no one can". Sounds pretty sappy now, but at the time it was a lot of fun. I think all the guys appreciated it ... How 'bout it guys ... did any of you have guardian angels? -Kellie Walsh Patterson '77 ************************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) To Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) and everyone else who loves the lettered houses: I LOVE the house ornaments. My Mother, Ann Rector Williams, had one on her tree this Christmas. I grew up in an F house on Jadwin, and I drive by it whenever I'm in town, just to see how it's doing. I remember we had big, yellow, wooden awnings over each window, and the field mice from the field across the street would run around on the ivy outside of the windows. I guess you had to grow up in one of the houses to really appreciate the history, but I thought the idea of the ornaments was an inspired one. Best wishes to all, -Shelley Williams Robillard (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/23/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff in: Evelyn Meyer (46), Ramona Miller (54), Ken Heminger (56), Burt Pierard (59) Marv Carstens (61), Carol Converse (64), Holly Chamberlain (76), Darcy Doyle (77), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ************************************************** >>From: Evelyn Meyer Crowder (46) To: Kay Mitchell Coates ( 52) - Dear Kay: Really enjoyed your letter of several days ago -- I do remember meeting your mother and was so much fun to hear of how you worked at the Hardware Store part time and of your acquisitions for your "hope chest" -- really liked it when Paul's mother worked there and sent us gifts. We, too, had a set of Brookwood dishes - our pattern was Only a Rose and has been given away but I do remember it. She also bought us a Shelley Tea Pot and sugar and creamer among other things. When my mother and dad went to England once I had them get us a complete set of Shelley Bone China dinnerware. It is not in production any more but is under lock and key at most antique shops. My dad was Gus Meyer - he owned a plane with someone else and he and my mom, Grace Meyer spent a lot of time with CAP in Richland and flew lots of trips. My brother, Dick Meyer (51) was 16 when he got his pilot's license - he later became a fighter pilot and a BGeneral and now lives in Texas. I spent some time at CAP - probably to please my folks and for social reasons - I really didn't want to fly. Was really good to hear from you and especially your memories. -Evelyn Meyer Crowder (46) ************************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Garcia (54) To: Betty M. Hudspeth (57) Yes, I remember the ice rink by the hospital -- having been removed from Minnesota to Washington in 44, I loved the opportunity to ice skate. The "rink" was hardly pro quality but it was fun! There was and still is a "rink" by the Richland "Y" -- about the same quality! Incidentally, I had lunch with Sue Beth and some of the other 54'ers on Friday. I remember Sue Beth especially from Home Ec -- I think we were trying to figure out how to sew on corduroy. Anyone one else remember the biology teacher (Meachum, I think) -- she wore the same black dress every day all three years of my high school experience -- 51 to 54. I've always wondered if we had wash and wear in those days. Dr. Dick (Pierard), where are you, don't you read your e-mail? -Ramona Miller Garcia '54 ************************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger (56) To Marv Carstens (61) I remember a place like that. I don't know if its what you're talking about but it sounds familiar. I don't know what it was called during your era but it was just a Lovers Lane in mine. I remember being there a couple of times at night and you could see the lights of Kennewick and Pasco and probably Richland too. Flat Top back then was also a good place to go. I made more trips to Flat Top because it was closer. -Ken Heminger (56) ************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) - The ice skating pond I remember was created by flooding the large vacant lot along side Williams (North Side), just East of the Cemetery, probably about 1950. There was a bonfire in which some guys were baking potatoes so I ran home to get one for me and my friends. Not having aluminum foil in those days (and not having the slightest idea about how to do it), we just put the potato in the coals for awhile. Later, we removed this charcoal ball that was totally raw in the center. Thanks for the memory. -Burt Pierard (59) ************************************************** >>From: Marv Carstens (61) All right, by now I'm thoroughly confused by my own 'memories' of that ridge above the Tri-Cities where I spent more than a few hours taking in the sights (or WHATEVER)... with complete unanimity, everyone who responded called the area Jump-off Joe, while in my mind it was "Inspiration Point" ... now, which cog has my brain slipped? Anyone who can clear this up will be a real hero! (or heroine, as the case may be). Someone else mentioned a memory of ice skating across from Kadlec ... I THINK I remember seeing that, too. Ditch over-flow, then freeze? Irrigation c anal? Broken water main? One other 'warm fuzzy' ... lunch hour at Tastee Freeze, then to the shack near the tennis courts at the bottom of the hill for a quick cigarette ... shame on us! Keep 'em coming gang ... -Marv Carstens (61) ************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO: Marv Carstens (61) As far as my memory serves me Jump Off Joe was on the LEFT hand side of the road and Inspirational Point was on the RIGHT. Jump Off Joe is where all the tv and radio towers are located. I do remember how very gorgeous is was up there. You could see forever. Went up there once during the day. It was still the neatest view going. Are you going to give us the answer? Later, -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Holly Chamberlain (76) Sheryl Romsos Senyk's (76) mention of go-go rings in 3rd grade at Marcus Whitman reminded me of another icon of the time, "go-go" boots. I remember that everyone seemingly wanted them, but, if I recall correctly, Cindy Moore (Wingfield) was the first third grader to have them. My mother refused to let me have them (I'm still jealous, Cindy!) but I did manage to get her to agree to let me have a "hip hugger" skirt -- as long as I bought it with my own money! It took me a long time to save up, but, eventually I was able to waltz up to the second floor of Penney's in Uptown Richland, and buy one. By then, hip hugger skirts were on their way out. Alas! And to this day I still haven't made it onto the cover of "Vogue"! -Holly Chamberlain (76) ************************************************** >>From: Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) To Kellie Walsh (77): Yes I remember being a guardian angel but I also remember that during my high school years, the principal decided that the girls deserved guardian angels too, and that if boys didn't step up to be guardian angels, they couldn't have them either. In fact, I think that Ed Winston and Rob Phillips might have been my guardian angels during basketball. It was great having signs put on my locker and surprises and treats inside my locker. To anyone playing women's sports between 75 and 77, does anyone know if there were any stats kept on the girls games for basketball, volley ball or softball? The Wall of Fame committee needs them! Because they didn't have the opportunity to be in Allstar games, these amazing women athletes may never be able to be considered for the Wall of Fame. But if there are any stats out there on their individual successes, it might just count! Women's sports were beginning to be taken seriously and considered respectable and those female players played a big part in making that happen and should be recognized. Congratulations to Pete Zorich for making the Wall of Fame this year for baseball (among others). How did he keep the baseball hat on that hair!? -Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) ************************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Regarding Kellie Walsh Patterson's (77) letter about Guardian Angels. I remember my son, Steve "Bear" Davis had five and they were the greatest angels any Bomber ever had. They spoiled him rotten. Mike also had a guardian angel who always left him Peanut Butter cookies, which was about the only thing Mike didn't like. Someone told this little angel Mike LOVED Peanut Butter cookies. We always suspected it might be his brother, Bear, who gave out that information because He loved them. -BJ (Mother of Sheila (71), Steve "Bear" (82), Mike (74), Karen (76) Jumbo (82) and Wig (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/24/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers, 1 Lion and 1 teacher today. Vera Smith (58, Bob (Lefty Roohr) Loper (60), Marv Carstens (61), Cliff Cunningham (62), Peggy Lewis (62), Sherry Nugent (62), Marc Leach (63), Gary Brehm (64-KHS) Vicki Schrecengost (67), Sheryl Romsos (76), Kellie Walsh (77), Tony Ott (80), Jeff Osborn (82), Lynn Dunton (teacher) ************************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) I'm still trying to find Andrea (Bennett) Miller (58). Last known address was Sumner, WA, however I wrote to that address and did not receive a reply. If ANYONE knows where she is, please let me know. Thanks. -Vera Smith Robbins (58) ************************************************** >>From: Bob (Lefty Roohr) Loper (60) To: Marv Carstens (61): I never knew you HAD an inspiration, Marv, :)-- I may be wrong, but I think Inspiration Point is a particular spot on Jump Off Joe, so you aren't too far gone, yet. By day, it was a good place to look for Chukars. -Bob Loper (60) ************************************************** >>From: Marv Carstens (61) Maren, Inspiration point WAS to the right, and that's the place I was talking about. And yes, Jump Off Joe was further out and to the left. It's still full(er) of radio, tv and microwave relay towers. -Marv Carstens (61) ************************************************** >>From: Cliff Cunningham (62) Wow!! Now I remember what it was like to rush home from Sacy each day to listen to the Cinnamon Bear only now I "rush" as fast as the commute traffic will allow to read the daily Sandstorm. Thanks to Bob Rector (62) or Jim Hamilton (63) for getting me on the list. So many memories of home have come back like the Cinnamon Bear, Spudnuts, Atomic Frontier Days, sledding at Carmichael and Flat Top, hunting jack rabbits on motor scooters with baseball bats at night, sub-marine races and on and on. I tell my kids, who have lived in southern and northern California all of their lives, about our winter Hooky Bobbin adventures and they think we were out of our minds. I can remember as if it were yesterday hiding behind parked cars at the corner of Symons and Perkins with Bob (62) and Dennis (59) Rector, Chuck Stadey (62), Allen (61) and Roger (62) Fishback waiting for a car to stop at the intersection then sneaking up behind and latching onto the bumper to get one of the greatest rides of our lives. Only problem was hitting a manhole with no ice or snow on top or sand. Got a few skinned knees when that happened. My wife, Carol (Pasco 64), and I now live in Napa, CA. after 13 moves up and down the west coast and Europe. I am not a wine maker but I do do my share to boost the business. What a great place to live. Both sets of parents are still living in the Tri- Cities so we get home each year for a visit. Can't seem to get my folks to move out of the "H" house on Mahan that we moved into in 1949. Can't say that I blamed them, there are a lot of good memories in that house. Oh yeah for those of you who remember, the red couch is still in the basement. Enough for now. Keep the memories flowing. -Cliff Cunningham (62) ************************************************** >>From: Peggy Lewis Johnson (62) RE: class of 62 but kindergarten at John Ball in North Richland Must have been 1952 or so and I recall J.B. Choate on the playfield, The Fox boys who later moved to southwest Washington, my Dad walking home after the "whistle blew" at the "Plant" at 5 o'clock. I remember needing a dime to go to the movie in North Richland, riding my bike there with my dog, Trixie, who waited until the movie was over by my bike. My kids today can't believe my bike and my dog were still there after I got out of the movie. I recall "air raids" both at John Ball school as well as Carmichael, Chief Jo (I went to both) and the high school. My dad was Gus Lewis, Lord Electric below the high school, and Tom and Mary Logston were my parents' good friends. Their daughters were Carol, Sharon and Connie Logston. I lived in many places as my dad worked as an electrician during my grade school years. I lived in Mesa for a short while where my mom started the Mesa Guide, a little newspaper she "published on a ditto machine". My brother Michael and I came home every Wednesday from school to deliver it to the Quonset (sp) huts. That paper got bigger and we had to move to Connell. It became the ELMECO (Eltopia, MESA, CONNELL) Guide and then my dad had to quit work as an electrician to sell ads for it. We had to go to Othello then to have it printed. It was sold and became the Franklin County Graphic. In Mesa I remember Sandra Jolly who lived later in West Richland, I recall the Poe Family from Mesa, also. Reyma, a girl a bit younger than myself. In Connell the Burmasters, the Kinney family who lived on the river --- my what long bus rides we had. A guy named Ira. I took dancing lessons from Ivan Novikov in Pasco and later from Nina Voorhees. I went to Jason Lee, was sweet on Rodney Mullineaux who went to O'Dea for high school. I went to Jefferson and Marcus Whitman. I had a good friend Cam Apgar (63) from West Richland. She and I rode horses all the time. Susan McGahey (62) rode with me, too. We have had reminisces about those good times. I remember Bill Blankingship (62) - always teasing me because I was skinny. I remember a very large girl named Anona Niles (62) who rode the West Richland bus with us and who suffered terribly from being teased. The West Richland bus kids --- where are you? Then in junior high I remember walking home with Sharon Tate (61) and Micky Ellingston, and I recall Sharon's mom giving us rides and Sharon's baby sister. That was at Chief Jo. At Carmichael I recall photography class with Mr. Piippo (sp -some of you will know who I mean), Vera Edwards, English teacher in 9th grade - she is in West Richland looking fabulous - with those great cheekbones, flashing eyes and electric smile - (if I thought that would have made a difference in my grades back then I would have said it) Vera probably didn't know back then that these marvelous little keyboards would be attached to a "thinking" thing would tell me when I had a run on sentence, poor grammar, or whatever it was that kept me from getting straight A's back then. I remember Joey, with the little gray Ford and we always paid a dime to get a ride and pay for gas. I remember Diane Nowakowski )61) and when we worked to get her elected to office and put a young steer in the back seat of Danny Fisher's (I think that's the correct last name) little tan V.W. bug, stowing it in my back yard and then at the assembly walking it across the stage as we cried out "vote for Diane Nowa Cow ski" It left a terrible mess, we were excused for the day but had to skip anyway to return the cow and clean up Danny's bug. I recall the A&W. which seemed to stay for a long time. My Dad watched the Friday night fight - every Friday night - and we got 5 huge cheeseburgers, plus fries, plus huge milkshakes all for $2.95. Pizza wasn't around yet. In grade school, both in North Richland as well as in Richland I remember the FOGGING Jeeps coming through the neighborhoods with the generators that fogged us with DDT. We actually thought it was cool to ride our bikes in that fog! No one understood the long term effects of that deadly environmentally disastrous chemical. When I first moved from Seattle, where I was born, to the Tri-Cities (North Richland) I recall tons of field mice always running across the roads and hi-ways. I recall zillions of gophers and often a badger. None of them seemed to have survived the decades of radiation, pesticides and whatever else we inundated that environment with. I recall the Richland Light Opera, because my mother was Jan Lewis and often had a key role in many plays like: The Old Red Mill, Guys and Dolls, The King and I, Oklaho Ma and others. My grades suffered not from lack of brilliance, rather from late night at the SpudNut shop with that wonderful group of theatre people into the late night discussing lines and "stuff" and a dream-world of musing about "important things" like my horse, my artwork, my pretend boyfriend. Where is that theatre crowd? Some are gone. Recently I saw a T.V. news story on Lois Rathvon a dance instructor who often choreographed the theatre productions. She was battling breast cancer but was instructing dance at the University of Washington. My living relatives are: Michael Lewis (60), Sean Lewis (77) (they're already on line with RHS), My brother Steve Lewis who moved to Seattle when my parents divorced in 64, 65(?) My parents were Gus and Jan Lewis. My aunt Oleta Cowan - mom of Bob Cowan "60 and Suzanne Cowan class of '71. I remember Billie Conley '61- her mom and Oleta were close friends. What about Pook Smith (63)? His mom and my mom were friends. My good friend Grace Ann Hanson was killed coming down with Bobby her husband to our class reunion. I named my daughter after her. Bobby Card '62, was a sweetheart, Jeff DeMeyer '62, where are you? Roger Mudd aren't you still in the Tri-Cities? Ron - married Pam both '62 The names are starting to pop back into my head but I guess its time to close for now. Here's to good memories. -Peggy Lewis Johnson (62) ************************************************** >>From: Sherry Nugent Dupuy (62) To Marv Carsten (61): I heard it called Inspiration Point also... never knew what it was to inspire you to do..... (g) -Sherry Nugent Dupuy (62) ************************************************** >>From: Marc Leach (63) To Marv Carstens (62) : Regarding your viewpoint, it sounds to me like you are talking of Jump Off Joe. That is the large mound with communication towers on top south of Kennewick. A couple other good spots for the "view": Badger, south of Richland and Chandler Butte above Kiona. Chandler is the best with views from the Blue Mountains to the Cascades and North to Rattlesnake and White Bluffs, about 2000' high. Great spot for sunset or moonrise. Unfortunately I never availed myself of any of these spots in High School when they would have been most useful to haul a friend and a case of beer to. My parents' 57 Chevy wasn't up to it. I have only investigated them since having a 4wd truck on visits to Richland. -Marc Leach '63 ************************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (KHS-64) To: Marv Carstens (61) Okay, let the Kennewick grad answer the question as to where everybody went as kids to "look at the view"! If you go out S. Olympia St. in Kennewick going South, you go up a hill and around the back side to a dirt road that turns to the right. This will take you to the top of what has always been known as "Inspiration Point". Jump Off Joe Butte is about three or four miles South of "Inspiration Point", and is a much higher elevation, thus a better view. I think the wrecked cars that were mentioned are on the road up to Joe, if I remember correctly. -Gary Brehm (KHS '64) ************************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) All this talk about PF Flyers and Buster Brown brought back the memory of JC Penney's shoe sale right before school started every year. We used to be able to buy 2 pair of tennis shoes for $10 -- and that included denim, red and white! Of course the really cool thing when I was in 9th grade was to wear white tennis shoes with colored socks (Bonnie Doon soft crew socks turned down) in whatever color matched your outfit! I remember wearing a yellow/black plaid pleated skirt with black socks. I guess in some ways the years march on but the tune stays somewhat the same! Does anyone remember "kookie" coats? Does anyone know what happened to Diana Von Olenhausen who went to Spalding? Does anyone remember "Big Mike's" pizza? Or the Safeway (?) selling potato rolls from a big barrel (I think every Friday) for 1 cent each? Or the cool thing to do was to show up at the library on Saturday morning wearing corduroy Levi's and your hair in rollers? One more thing: Back in '87 my husband and I had a huge 60's party. For the party I made up a test of 60's trivia after pouring through dozens of books and doing tons of research. I tried to make it easy enough so people would be able to answer at least some of the questions. I also recorded on cassettes by year all the hits I had from that era on record albums. It took forever, but the party was fun, fun, fun and lots of laughs (the menu was also distinctly 60's; my only mistake was trying to use fresh kiwi as a peace sign in my jello mold). A few years later my husband's college fraternity had a reunion in AZ and I took copies of the test so that group could take it, too. If there is any interest, I would be willing to send it to Maren so we can put it on the site. Let her know. So verbose! More later! -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) ************************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Ssenyk (76) Regarding Holly Chamberlain's (76) memories of go-go boots... Cindy Moore (76) was not the only girl who got to have a pair. I, TOO, was the proud owner of a pair of white boots. I even got a pair of brown fishnet stockings to go with them, although I'm not sure that I actually got to wear them out of the house! I remember that my parents were concerned that they might be a bit racy for a 3rd grader. Sorry, Holly, but I don't remember longing for a hip hugger skirt, but I can remember that Mom and I had a deal in that she would hem my dresses as short as the tips of my fingers when I had my arms straight down. And I got to have my bangs cut only to the bottom of my eyebrows and no longer. Remember Nehru jackets? Now that I am raising 2 daughters (ages 5 and 7) of my own, I'm sure that my days of compromising are ahead -- hope that I am up to the challenge, as my parents were! -Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) ************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) To Darcy Doyle Hupf '77 - Hey, I support your request about females athletes and the Wall of Fame. >>From what you're saying, the gals playing sports from at least 77' and earlier are not being considered because none were not selected for the all conference All-Star Team -- BECAUSE FEMALE ALL STAR TEAMS DIDN'T EXIST BACK THEN. So to those on the induction committee, I say how about doing some digging and research the females who made a difference to Bomber Athletics. Darcy, I am forwarding on your request to Mrs. Anderson, our volleyball coach to see if she has any records. Former coaches out there, do you have any records? How about it gals, shouldn't those who are deserving be recognized? -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) ************************************************** >>From: Tony Ott (80) What great Bomber stories! Some of my memories of Col-Hi between 77-80 leave me guessing on how WE survived! For those of you who CAN REMEMBER think of all the wild times we had as teenagers during that era. The parties, (I know I had a few of them) the Bomber Games and the fun we had playing them, and of course the people. As a practical joker, (learned from Dave Burks) I recall one "incident" where we decided to make the courtyard at Col-Hi the Tri-Cities biggest golf course. Chuck Edie and his then girlfriend, Teresa (now his wife), myself and my brother, Daren, (Lion-82) all planned to take EVERY golf course flag from all the courses in the entire Tri-City area and replant them in the courtyard at school. It was planned "perfectly": Daren and I would get the flags from Pasco and Kennewick courses and Chuck and Teresa would get the Richland courses. This all took place at the synchronized time of 4:00 am, on a school night I might add, and we were to meet over at Chuck's house in Meadow Springs to then head to our "destination". All went well, arrived at the school at about 4:45, (bruised from running through unlit golf courses, hitting benches, sand traps, sprinklers etc..) and ready for the job. We began by sticking the nearly 100 flags in everything that could possibly hold one. Door handles, light fixtures, air conditioner ducts and whatever we could put them in. Soon after the work began a Moon Security patrol guard came by and obviously wondered what we were doing! With all our wisdom pooled we told him we were with the Senior Class Prank Committee and that we were "finishing" up our Senior Project. Funny thing he believed it! After another hour of really making it look good he came back and then figured it out, we were busted. We felt it necessary to give him "false names" turned and ran for our vehicles, the getaway was on. Soon RPD was called to the crime scene, questions we asked, kids were in big trouble. We did get to meet the judge... and after a loss of some Friday night funds, (thanks, Mom) we decided to leave all golf course work to the professionals. Oh, one other note about that night, not one single student saw the hundred or so flags that morning, the officers made us take every one down. So just the four of us will always remember the quick life of the Links at Col-Hi. Thanks for letting me share one of the many memories I have about Col-Hi. -Tony Ott, Class of '80, (Living in Coos Bay OR) ************************************************** >>From: Jeff Osborn (82) To Mike Davis (74): Hey Mike.....remember me? OZ? I've enjoyed reading your memories of childhood especially since they are similar to my own. I never played in the Davis Cup but I can remember wishing I'd get an invite from Wig or Jumbo. Besides being a competition, it was also a social thing. I remember you as my pony league coach for C&M Landscaping. My second year you had asked me to be the catcher and I refused so consequently I rode the bench most of the year. That's OK. In fact, It taught me a lesson that I hope to relay to my own son someday. You're only as good as the coach thinks you are and if the coach thinks you'd be good for the team at a position, you owe it to the team to at least give it a try. When I went on and played colt league, I made all stars as a pitcher... a position I didn't play in pony. I still love to play baseball and recently went to Phoenix and played in the Men's Senior Baseball League (30+) World Series for the Boise Hawks. Memories: (just a few of many) Jason Lee: wrestling with Kelly Ratsch on the grass at recess - grass stains galore!, Mrs. Hays' dark hosiery, war ball against Perryman's class, the original Mr. T (Tensmeyer) probably the best teacher I ever had, Dave Keller making 24 out of 25 in the hoop shoot after school and going to Seattle to compete, idolizing Mike Neill, Ken Cole, Steve Chalcraft. Friday night bomber games, sliding down between the wall and the bleachers at the highest point in Art Dawald Gym, going to Steve Sullivan's house after school to watch or get in a fight, getting every bike I ever owned stolen from the school grounds. Green converse canvas with yellow shoe strings from B.B. & M. Captaining a flag football team, Mark Bircher hitting home runs one handed... and trying to hit off of him was next to impossible. Whenever we played Densows and faced Dave Daling, the goal was to get him to cry on the mound... then you knew you were going to win... which was very seldom against him and that team. Racing our homemade wood hydroplanes behind our bikes. Chief Jo: Mr. Barnard sending me to the store for cigarettes and If you were really one of his favorites, he'd let you work at his x-mas tree farm on weekends. Getting sent to the office for a hack from Mr. Barnard... favorite or no favorite, Marcy Conrad, parties!, black light dances, Mr. Richard's shop class... he'd always walk by and ask us what we were going to do these days because we basically BS'd for the whole quarter, throwing spitballs at the wall in Mrs. Sherrard's science class. The JV football team scrimmaging the varsity and beating them OOH.... Flynn was mad! Riding my dirt bike through town on a dare. RHS: open campus, losing only one football game in 3 years (14-10 vs. Kennewick in homecoming 1981... doh!) but going on to beat them 34-7 in the state playoffs and winning Kingbowl 5 against Kentridge. Forging absence notes, Tastee-Freez, El Camino, just plain partying too much for our own good! Behind the cemetery, Beer Falls, Grosscup. Pancaking John Wunderlich in practice. Coach Woodward exclaiming "Now that's a Big 9 block". Bomber basketball games not being as cool anymore. Tim Strand's sucker punch before the big Kennewick playoff game. The "Smokers" Strand vs. Leroy. Best Wishes to all you Bombers, Keep the faith. -Jeff "OZZY" Osborn, class of '82 ************************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton (Teacher) Dear Maren and Gary, The "Sandstorm if delightful and truly appreciated. We have enjoyed the contacts as a result of it. Bill and Sandy Chapman visited us today. They have heard such raves about it from brother, Lee (64), and look forward to getting computer unpacked when they move to their new house in Ventura, CA, Wednesday. To Millie Finch Gregg (54) -- Thank you for your contact. Bill is most often slow to respond but he did enjoy hearing from you. He retired in 1989 after teaching 41 years. Now he is enjoying a second term on our school board. Carmichael was his first school. He was only twenty when he started teaching there. Thank you for your message. When I began my first day of teaching at Sacajawea, the first student I met was Kathleen Brown. I loved teaching and I loved my kids. At the end of the year when some of them coaxed me teach 6th grade the next year, it was a temptation. After spending so much time with my class, it was always hard to let them go. To Jim Laidler (77): Was the Carrie Watts with the VW, Jim Watts' son? To Ronnie O'Donnell Kalyk in Hong Kong: I enjoyed your message and so did Bill. I remember you, Roni. You looked so sophisticated on stage. Did you keep up with your singing? Does anyone remember Hi Spot? How long did it continue? -Lynn Dunton (Teacher) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/25/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 teacher today. Delores Raffety (49), Don McKenzie (56), Sandy Carpenter (61), Ralph Koontz (62), Kathy Rathvon (63), Ron Richards (63), Gary Setbacken (64), Jim Hodgson (64), Gary Christian (67), Rick Valentine (68), Susy Rathjen (71), Mike Davis (74) Stephen Schraedel (79), Lynn Dunton (Teacher) ************************************************** >>From: Delores Raffety (Yale) Leonard (49) It was Delores Yale, as Sonny and I had married before I graduated. Stupid Kids! Remember Donny Yale (56) and Ann Yale (51) should have been about your class. Hope all of you are planning on coming to the 49th, 50th reunion. Gayla Raffety (52) and Charlie (57) are my siblings. Gayle Raffety is now Gayle Baird. Gayla has retired and seems to be enjoying it, although she is raising her l7 yr. old grandson. Charlie married Bev McCleary (49). They are very busy with grandchildren. Also Bev is very active in the church. Charlie is active with land deals. Bev was in the class of 49. Bev Karns is helping me at Kadlec Hosp. in the Microfilming Dept. and Medical Records, which I am Chairperson. That's how I heard about the Sandstorm. -Delores Raffety (Yale) Leonard (49) ************************************************** >>From: Don McKenzie (56) This will rattle some memories from Sacajawea in the late 40's and early 50's. Remember the assemblies that we had where we were entertained by fellow students "Bob and Judy Little" the brother sister tap dance kids, and "Ginger Longworth" who did the Hula. Seems as though they were in all of our assemblies and were know all over town. I've been in Seattle since 63 and took early retirement in 95. Never ever regretted the retirement decision. -Don McKenzie, Class of 56 ************************************************** >>From: Sandy Carpenter McDermott (61) Re: Bill Groff's (61) memories of Sharon Tate (61) Yes, I remember Sharon well, and I'm glad you honored her by reminding us of all our good memories of her. One memory in particular really sticks out in my mind, and that's when (you were right) she came to school at Chief Jo Junior High sometime in the 9th grade. She was so beautiful, and a little more mature in stature and actions than the rest of us, that all the boys left their girl friends (even the steady ones) and followed her down the hall like the Pied Piper. They wanted to carry her books, and just generally hang out with her. She was really something, and yes, we all have missed her. What a tragedy it was. -Sandy Carpenter McDermott (61) ************************************************** >>From: Ralph Koontz (62) Re: Mary Kerstetter (68) Add us to the list of alums who enjoy sailing. My wife (Sandy Hardin '65) and I got our B licenses while I was on a business trip to Newport, RI a few years ago. Like you, we live in Northern Virginia and enjoy sailing in the Chesapeake Bay. We are members of the Annapolis Naval Sailing Association and continue to work on advanced ratings. We have plans to eventually rent a sail boat with friends and do some island hopping in the Caribbean. -Ralph Koontz '62 ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathvon (63) I don't remember the hip-hugger skirts, but I do remember the Pendleton reversible pleated skirts. Those were SO cool. I wanted one, but we couldn't afford it. I got a stitched down, pleated skirt (not reversible) that my mother made for me. Homemade?!?!?! By the way, my mother didn't battle breast cancer. She did have breast cancer, had surgery, did not have to have radiation or chemotherapy (fortunately) and is just fine. She did teach ballet in Richland and just about anyone who took ballet classes in Richland took from her at one point. She was also active in Richland Light Opera and choreographed many of the productions. She is now living in Seattle, leading movement classes for Cancer Lifeline and doing a lot of tap dancing with two others (a guy she used to dance with in high school and another woman). They call themselves "The Swinging 70's" (they are all over 70). -Kathy Rathvon '63 ************************************************** >>From: Ron Richards (63) RE: GREEN & GOLD GET TOGETHER IN COLORADO Are you living in Colorado or will you be visiting Colorado over Presidents' Day Weekend? If so, Kathie Roe Truax ('64) and Ron Richards ('63) invite you to a Bomber get together beginning at 4 PM on Saturday, February 13 Ron and Nina Richards' house in southeast Denver. We know Bombers love to party, so bring yourself, your spouse or guest, your annual or any other Bomber memorabilia you have tucked away to Ron's house on the 13th. We won't be serving vanilla Cokes or Zip's burgers, but we'll have food and beverages (beer, wine, and pop) and you will be able to share those funny high school stories that your current friends couldn't care less about hearing. We hope to gather Bombers from a wide variety of classes, so mark the 13th on your calendar and RSVP to Kathie or Ron and we will E-mail directions to you. Looking forward to seeing you there!! -Ron Richards (63) & Kathie Roe Truax (64) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Setbacken (64) Gary, Thanks or helping me locate Hector Alvarez (64). We talked for over an hour. He lives in Miami and works for 3M Company. Hector was wounded in Viet Nam, received a Silver Star!!!! He thought I had been killed in Nam. We will hook up in a couple of Months. I will make sure he attends the class Reunion. Thanks again!!! -Gary Setbacken (64) P.S. Thanks to Raphael Alcazar (64) also. ~~~~~~~~ Raphael was instrumental in finding Hector for us -- he called every Alvarez in the Miami phone book until he finally found Hector. -Maren ************************************************** >>From: Jim Hodgson (64) RE: Icicle Creek Cliff Cunningham's (62) memories reminded me of the weekend he and my brother, Bob, allowed me to tag along with them fishing. The trip was an overnighter in the mountains around Wenatchee. And how about the advent of the 10 Speed Bike. Cliff liked mine, and so did my brother who eventually bent the frame in a wreck! -Jim Hodgson (64) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Christian (67) Wow, all the stories are bringing back a flood of forgotten memories. Who remembers the Skyline drive-in movie in north Richland. I worked there as a ramp attendant (guy in a white suit) in the middle sixties. I remember the summer of 66. They were running Cleopatra and the Endless Summer twice a night for two weeks. I got to the point where I was repeating the lines of Taylor and Burton word for word. And I had forgotten the clothes of the sixties. In junior high and High school, every boy had to wear cords. It was the law!. And they had to be skin tight and the bottoms came to mid calf. White socks with colored stripes at the top were mandatory as were Converse tennis shoes. If you didn't wear this combination, you might as well have been dead. I attended Jason Lee during the late fifties and was patrol boy. Does anyone else remember Mr. Taylor. A fifth grade teacher, he also was the advisor for the patrol boys. He had a military background and ran the organization the same way. Our red coats had to be washed and pressed, and our white hats and belts had to be spotless. Every thursday after school we had drill. We had to line up in company formation and march back and forth across the front lawn of the school. We also had to stand at attention at the street intersections and salute any passing police cars. I was Jason Lee patrol boy of the year in 1959 I think, and had my picture near the receptionist's desk. I will say, the training of Mr. Taylor gave me a slight head start when I entered Army boot camp in 1968. My fourth grade teacher was Mrs. Laney and what an inspiration she was. One of the best. Does anyone else remember her? I think she taught in the school system for years. Several years ago I saw her picture in the obituaries here in Vancouver. (I check them daily to see if I am listed). She was nearly ninety I think. -Gary Christian (67) ************************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) Gary, Received your e-mail message this morning, have been cruising the Bomber Web Site, great web site. I am a bomber, class of "68", moved to Richland in 1964, my dad got a job at Hanford. I lived at 2035 Howell, went to Chief Jo for part of that year, we moved to Richland during Christmas Vacation. Past Newcomber was new houses, so I never lived in government housing until after I graduated from high school. Moved into the "stilts" apartments with some buddies, at 1602C Jadwin, later lived in prefabs at 912 Sanford and then at 1112 Sanford before moving to Spokane in 1972. I still stop at the Spudnut shop for donuts whenever I am in Richland. I am interested in joining your web page. It looks like a lot of fun. PLEASE REPLY. -Rick Valentine (68) ************************************************** >>From: Susy Rathjen Whitney (71) Speaking of go-go boots... I remember getting a pair in 7th grade. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to wear them at Carmichael. I remember seeing girls wearing them for a while, but soon, they were "outlawed"! I recall in 8th grade wearing my foster brother's long sleeved dress shirt, unbuttoned, over my clothes. It looked cool! Linda Meeks was wearing her brother's shirt, also. We were called into the counselor's office and informed that it was "not proper attire for school" and were to made to take the shirts off. Also, while I'm in that time frame, who else used to watch "Where The Action Is? I used to rush home from school to watch it. I thought Kieth Allison was SO cute. I also used to watch a "soap" called Never Too Young. It was on either before or after Where The Action Is. Along with those two shows came a 5 minute quickie, called Arlene Dahl's Beauty Spot. Any one else remember these? -Susy Rathjen Whitney '71 ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) The Story of the Junior Fire Marshal Before the Brass Lamp Apartments were built behind the Westgate Center that area was a big vacant lot. In the hot days of summer it was a haven for red ants. Often we would walk down to this area and see how many red ants we could catch to put into our little mason jar “ant farms”. One particular boring summer day our neighbor, Rick Slater; my brother, Steve (Bear) Davis, and I decided to start one of these ant farms. The first order of business would be to get some ants so off we went to the vacant lot behind Westgate. Little did we know that this trip to the vacant lot would turn out to be much more than just a red ant hunt. I was concentrating on the east portion of the lot as Steve and Rick were toward the west end. Rick was staying pretty close to Steve since he was so young and Steve was the “senior” member of the expedition (all of maybe 8 or 9 years old). Apparently Steve found an old book of matches and was showing young Ricky how to flip them with your fingers to create a miniature fireball. This was probably not the smartest thing to do when surrounded by a bunch of dry brush in the middle of a vacant lot. As I diligently continued my search for red ants I heard Ricky yelling from the other side of the field. The poor kid was in a state of pure panic as he ran up and down the path yelling, “Fire! Fire!” Yes, my brother, Steve, showing off with the matches, had set the field on fire! Thinking quickly, he determined that he needed to smother the fire with something before it got completely out of control. But with what? He was in the middle of a dry field. Then, in what could only be described as a moment of brilliance, he found some newspaper. Yes, I said newspaper. He proceeded to fan the fire with the new found newspaper in hopes of extinguishing the fire. Needless to say, it didn't work. Soon we could hear the wailing of the police sirens and the fire trucks. Fortunately, Fire Marshal Bear had given up in his attempts to put the fire out and we all watched safely from the road as the fire department finally put out the fire. After the fire was out a police officer and a fireman were questioning a very frightened Steve on what had happened. Through his big crocodile tears he attempted to explain how the fire was started and his attempts to extinguish it. Well, needless to say, I think he lost his junior fire marshal badge that day! Looking back on that day, I often found myself laughing. Can you imagine the laughs the firemen must have had back at the fire station when telling the story of the young lad that tried to put out a fire with a newspaper? -Mike Davis, Class of 74 ************************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) Sean Lewis (77), mentioned Mr. LaBrecque. He was the Canadian history gov't teacher. He paced the floor. I think it helped him think or something. I felt he was an interesting instructor, and also much warmer and not so high strung when you got to know him after school hours. I remember one girl student who would come to class every day, sit at her desk and just zonk! She was out cold. When the bell ran, she would pack her books, and leave, as if on que. Well, you can appreciate Mr. LaBrecque was a little torqued by anyone not giving him full attention. So he would crack jokes and tell people to wake her up Then he would ask her questions about the subject just discussed. She would say she was sorry but she had been asleep. He did some checking and about 1/2 semester began to confess to the class, while she was asleep, that she had the high on tests, but not class participation. She must have done the reading outside of class but worked a night job... that really frustrated him. He loved to jab at students who would take it, but he couldn't get her to flinch at his semi-threats. It was like water off a duck's back to her. Her attitude was "so what," "who's Mr. LaBrecque?" I remember it quite well, since I sat next to her and often woke her at his requests. I did enjoy Mr. LaBrecque, he would try to teach students more than just history -- he wanted to encourage good character. Thank you, Mr. LaBrecque. Does anyone remember the jeweler who lived by Spalding Elementary? I think Spalding was the school at the west end of Williams. Anyway, he was a great guy. At one time, I needed a watch repaired. So I took the liberty of taking it to his home. I met him and was fascinated by his cottage industry lifestyle. He also had one or more older cars which he would ride around in occasionally. A few years into high school, some friends and I put together a supplement to a prom date on a Saturday afternoon. We asked this jeweler if we could pay him to drive us out to Howard Amon Park and drop us off there. We would ask someone else to come and pick us up afterward. He was more than willing to do it for no charge and asked us when he could come and pick us up. Well, we fairly impressed the girls or at least surprised our dates... maybe I should ask them what they thought. Trouble is I can't remember who we took now.. I think John Campbell was one of the guys who doubled with us - it was kind of a group date - 3 couples. Anyway, does anyone remember the jeweler gentleman? Where is Mark Sharp? When I was a sophomore, we had lockers next to each other. Actually, I was never sure whose it really was, since he and Brenda were always there together holding hands, or shaking hands, and gazing into each other's eyes. I was blushing with embarrassment, and so shy I couldn't think of anything to say. But Mark was the bigger person. He noticed my hesitancy to step out of my comfort zone, and always said hello and began a friendly exchange, helping me feel really comfortable around him. He was an outgoing person and from that year and later on, I think we lived in the same neighborhood later, I grew to have a lot of respect for Mark Sharp and thought he was a great guy. Wherever he is - thanks for reaching out and helping me not feel so backward as a new kid to high school. I am looking for the addresses [either email or home] for: Mr. Labreque, Mr. Mills, Mrs. Skogen, Mr. Kinney, Mr. Trasher, Mr. Fankauser, Mr. Nash, Mr. Greenhough, JD Covington. This brings up a question: Is there an address or email list or both for teachers at Richland High? -Stephen Schraedel (79) ************************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton (Teacher) I don't know many of the alumni contributing to the Sandstorm but I enjoy your reminiscings. to Peggy Lewis Johnson I would love to get in touch with Vera Edwards. Do you have her address? She and I enjoyed being "mysterious fortune tellers from the East" at the Carmichael Carnivals in the 50s. Vera taught drama at Carmichael in '49 before Mr. Bouchard. Marian Ingersoll (band and orchestra teacher at Carmichael until spring of 58) lives in Santa Ana, CA. Bob Ingersoll (coach) died several years ago and so did Mr. Follett. Mrs. Follett and their children still live in Orange County, CA. Kippy Brinkman performed and emceed at Bill Dunton's retirement party. Her mom attended the party, too. Our friends and former neighbors, Danny, Larry, Patsy, Betty Lou and Lynn Noble and their parents, made a video for Bill's retirement. They interviewed Carmichael teachers, Principal Chris Anderson and students who knew Bill. Bill was a vocal music teacher at La Habra High School for 31 years after teaching at Carmichael from '49 through '58. Does anyone know where Coach Pochrnich is now? My 5th grade class was the first one moved into Jason Lee when it opened. Because of rain or some other problem, we were the only class there for a day and a half. It was really a wonderful room after the Sacy hutments. Mrs. Lily Peterson was the principal then. A member of that class was Dale Gray. He married Linda Reining and moved to Orange County, CA., while in the navy. Unfortunately, he died a hero's death in an engine room fire. Linda and their two daughters still live in California. It is so delightful to hear from people of whom I've lost track. Thanks for the opportunity. To Jerry Parker (57) Yes, I remember you, Jerry. You were in my first class in Richland in '49-'50. You kids taught me how to play soccer. I came from the midwest and we didn't play the game there way back then. I'll send a note to you. Thanks. -Lynn Dunton (Teacher) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/26/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 teacher today. Jan Nelson (60), Ron Richards (63), Maren Smyth (64), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Joe Large (68), Beverly Hinkle (73), Jamie McDevitt (81), Lynn Dunton (Teacher) ************************************************** >>From: Jan Nelson (60) To Stephen Schraedel (79) Was the jeweler by Spalding, Mr. Jackson? My Dad took all watch and clock repair to him. I know I probably met him but have no memories other than going along with Dad. -Jan Nelson (60) ************************************************** >>From: Ron Richards (63) RE: GREEN & GOLD GET TOGETHER IN COLORADO Are you living in Colorado or will you be visiting Colorado over Presidents' Day Weekend? If so, Kathie Roe Truax ('64) and Ron Richards ('63) invite you to a Bomber get together beginning at 4 PM on Saturday, February 13 Ron and Nina Richards' house in southeast Denver. We know Bombers love to party, so bring yourself, your spouse or guest, your annual or any other Bomber memorabilia you have tucked away to Ron's house on the 13th. We won't be serving vanilla Cokes or Zip's burgers, but we'll have food and beverages (beer, wine, and pop) and you will be able to share those funny high school stories that your current friends couldn't care less about hearing. We hope to gather Bombers from a wide variety of classes, so mark the 13th on your calendar and RSVP to Kathie or Ron and we will E-mail directions to you. Looking forward to seeing you there!! -Ron Richards (63) & Kathie Roe Truax (64) ************************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne I had Mr.LaBrecque in the 60s, I think maybe his first year of teaching at ColHi, for French 2nd year. I would come to class tired because I never at breakfast and not always much lunch. Mr. LaBrecque would share his raisins with me! Bless him! I had a natural knack for French(the French nasal cavity) but I was very lazy and never did learn as much as I could from the class. He gave us all French versions(sort of ) of our names. Mrs. Edwards. I remember her as a little stern, but I'm sure it was because I also wasn't very interested in class. I was always asking for time off to go on a tour with a choir. Looking back, she was probably a delightful intelligent fun woman. Patty de la Bretonne ************************************************** >>From: Joe Largé (68) To: Paul Casey (70): Dear Paul, Yes, it was a great memory in my life. I remember getting double-dipped dip tops from the Tastee Freeze (CHOCOLATE - OF COURSE (good for the complexion)). There was the little oval train that ran around. That was my favorite ride. I had always aspired to be an engineer. Now I just drive computers. There was also the merry-go-round. I remember, you would drive up behind the Tastee Freeze and the first thing you'd see are those white metal hoops with the train underneath. I loved that place! -Joe Largé (68) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Beverly Hinkle Lais (73) Date: Sun Jan 24 23:54:03 1999 Hi, my brother told me about this site, soooo here I am. Love to get in touch with people from the old high school days. I missed the reunions, (Barb Domaratsky, I blame that on you) Anyway, I'd love to hear from ya all....(Beav) -Bev Hinkle Lais (73) ************************************************** >>From: Jamie McDevitt (81) Mr. LaBrecque was a sweet, funny, and deeply religious man. I had a class from him first semester of my senior year (80-81). I always sat in the back of the room with Todd Merrill. Todd and I were both in band and had been good friends all through high school. In December the band made its annual trip to Seattle to compete at the Kingdome. We left Richland early Friday morning and would return late Saturday evening. Due to his work schedule Todd had to leave Seattle Friday night. He rode back to the Benton City with Wes Dodd (yes, Wesley Alan Dodd). Todd left Benton City to drive home to Hills West; fell asleep at the wheel and hit a semi head-on. Todd died in the accident. The band arrived in Richland late Saturday night and were met at the school by Wes Dodd who gave us the bad news. I remember returning to school on Monday still stunned by the tragic news. I knew first period would be especially tough. I sat in my usual seat and Todd's seat remained empty. Mr. LaBrecque started class by saying we had lost one of our classmates over the weekend and suggested we have a few minutes of silence and then added quietly that we might want to say the Lord's Prayer. This simple act of compassion touched my heart and it is what I remember of Mr. LaBrecque. -Jamie McDevitt ('81) ************************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton (Teacher) In the fifties, do you remember the jantzen sweater sets that buttoned in back and in front so you could wear two different colored halves. The fad spread to separating pants halves and resewing so the legs were different colors. Socks were easy to do. In the late 50's the girls wore "ballet" skirts which were circle skirts hemmed just above the ankles. A colorful slip with a ruffle was worn so it showed about an inch or sewn under the skirt hem. Flat black pointed toe slippers completed the outfit. White blouses seemed to be worn with this combination the most frequently. -Lynn Dunton (Teacher) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/27/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff in: ************************ Ron Richards (63), Stu Osborn (71), Jeanette Dyken (73), Mike Davis (74), Kim Edgar (79) ************************************************** >>From: Ron Richards (63) RE: GREEN & GOLD GET TOGETHER IN COLORADO Are you living in Colorado or will you be visiting Colorado over Presidents' Day Weekend? If so, Kathie Roe Truax ('64) and Ron Richards ('63) invite you to a Bomber get together beginning at 4 PM on Saturday, February 13 Ron and Nina Richards' house in southeast Denver. We know Bombers love to party, so bring yourself, your spouse or guest, your annual or any other Bomber memorabilia you have tucked away to Ron's house on the 13th. We won't be serving vanilla Cokes or Zip's burgers, but we'll have food and beverages (beer, wine, and pop) and you will be able to share those funny high school stories that your current friends couldn't care less about hearing. We hope to gather Bombers from a wide variety of classes, so mark the 13th on your calendar and RSVP to Kathie or Ron and we will E-maildirections to you. Looking forward to seeing you there!! -Ron Richards (63) & Kathie Roe Truax (64) ************************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) It's so easy to get hooked on this site, isn't it? See that the bro' has caught the "memory bug" with his posting here on the Alum Sandstorm. Mine go a little farther back... Earliest memories - - - Hopscotch on Jason Lee's blacktop near the playground (You weren't a competitor if you didn't have a short, gold chain to play Hopscotch with...) Mrs. LeClair, my first teacher at Jason Lee: (Yep, same kindergarten teacher Mike Davis (74) remembers) An eight-footer, Mike? Mike, normal sized people look 8-feet tall when you yourself are only 3 feet tall. Remember eating graham crackers and milk then taking afternoon naps on a towel? (Never did forget mine, Kelvin (71) so I never had to brave the newsprint) Mrs. Stewart was my 1st grade teacher: 2nd grade teacher was Waunett Meigs, 3rd grade teacher Jean Dewar, 4th grade Helen Kibby, 5th grade Gladys Joice , 6th Maevis Hughes and Lilly Peterson was the Principal. (My first male teacher was in 7th grade for goodness sake!) Side note: I'll be providing Gary and Maren with my '61 to '65 Jason Lee class pictures for the RHS web site, since they have none... (Send $ if you don't want them published) ;-) Four-square and kick soccer with the rubber playground balls (Craig King was a good kick soccer player back then! And if I remember right, Mike Doan had a mean kick-socking stroke, too) A solar eclipse after school. The teachers told us, "Don't look at it directly!" (I glanced) The great early-morning pancake breakfasts near the "American" Little league field across from Uptown to benefit the Little League and the American Legion, I believe. (The food always tasted so good, like when you go camping...) Mrs. Davis, you shocked me when you said Steve had been gone for some 11-years. I didn't know. I never personally knew 'The Bear' but I marveled at his prowess on the basketball floor for sure. Saw him more than matching up with most of the forwards in the Big Nine from '70 to '72. His personal charisma at that time was apparent also, just by watching him flash his smiles in the halls. After all, he did many "Guardian Angels"? A dozen? All for now. -Stu Osborn (71) ************************************************** >>From: Jeanette Dyken Yarger (73) Yes, it was Jackson's jewelers. I remember looking at all the old Grandfather clocks. -Jeanette Dyken Yarger (73) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I want to thank the people that have sent in memories of my brother Steve "Bear" Davis. The number of memories are growing. For you people that missed my first message - We are putting together a book of memories about my brother, Steve, for his daughters. Steve unexpectedly passed away when the girls were very young, so the memories of their father are limited. Your memories of him will show the girls what kind of person their father was. We appreciate all memories. Send them to the Sandstorm or directly to me at Thanks again! -Mike Davis (74) ************************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Steven Schraedel (79) mentioned Mr. Labrecque, Yes, he was a good teacher and he made learning fun. I remember him telling us stories that kept our interest. He also worked as a volunteer at the Walla Walla State Prison, every Sunday, he would go visit and council the prisoners. I enjoyed his class, however, there was one time I got upset with him. It was a test day, I turned in my test and he asked me to help a girl sitting next to me with her test. (she was mentally challenged). I went over to see how she was doing on her test, she only had one answer. I tried to give her clues to jog her memory for the answers, she couldn't remember, so I to gave her the answers. I told Mr. Labrecque that I had given her the answers, and that while helping her with the test, I remembered some of the answers I wasn't so sure of on my test and asked if I could change them. He said no, that I had already turned in test. Well, to make a long story short, she got a better grade on her test than I did. (Go Figure!) -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/28/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and one Teacher sent stuff in: Jo Cawdrey (50), Gail Henderson (53), Barbara Duncan (69), Connie McCullugh (74), Stephen Schraedel (79), Donna Fisher (80), James Sickler (80), Vera Edwards (Teacher) ************************************************** >>From: JoAnn Cawdrey Leveque (50) I've been enjoying old Sandstorms that I received when my Internet Provider was out and have several responses. To Sandy Hardin Koontz (65), I am Terri Cawdrey's older sis, JoAnn, and I very well remember you girls and all the neighborhood fun you had. You can E-Mail Terri at [deleted for privacy]. She lives in Benton City and is married to Ken Frazier (55?). To Doreen Hollenbeck (sp?), 51er, Sandra Atwater Boyd's E-mail address is [deleted for privacy]. She is married to Jim Boyd (55). They have retired to Palm Desert, CA. I am also in touch with Ann Pearson Burrows (50) and her E-Mail address is [deleted for privacy]. Dorothy Hickey Fisher (51) has a computer but we are still trying to convince her to get into E-Mail. Same with Marilyn Griffin (50) who is in Prescott, AZ and Norma Culverhouse King (49) who is still in Richland!! To Ray Stein (64), I missed your Cougar poem but got a repeat from Gary Turner (71). It was a real gem and I would really like to forward it to my son, Steve Douglass (75 Davis Pirate) and 81 Coug grad. However, I lost my pre-Christmas Sandstorms so cannot send him a copy. Do you suppose we could prevail upon Gary or Maren to repeat it??? I really get a kick out of all the memories - but don't see much from the REAL OLDIES (like classes of 48, 49 and 50) - except for a little political comment or two from the Doyles! -JoAnn Cawdrey (Douglass) Leveque (50) ************************************************** >>From: Gail Henderson Renner (53) To Mary Kerstetter Young (68) Hi Mary, you may not remember me, but I am a friend of your sister, Janice. She told me about your adventure. I was able to see her after Christmas this year. We talk every so often, and it is great that we are all keeping in touch, Wyoma, Helen, Barbara etc. This site is really great to remember "the good ole days". Say Hello to Janice next time you talk to her. She should get a computer. -Gail Henderson Renner (53) ************************************************** >>From: Barbara Duncan Herod (69) I can't resist this memory lane any longer. I attended Spalding Elementary School '55 - '63. I have very fond memories of most of the teachers there and of the large gym. We used to play what I thought was the most awful game called "dodge ball". We were split into two teams and lined up on either end of the gym. When the whistle was blown, we ran to the center line, picked up one of the small rubber balls lined up on the line and heaved them at the opposing team. When you were hit you were "out". The team with the last member standing won. I had the same perspective problem regarding the size of the teachers. I remembered my first grade teacher, Miss. Pugh, as being a very tall, imposing woman. When I met her years later after she became the director of the senior citizens' center in Richland, I discovered her to be a very small woman (maybe five feet tall). She was very gracious when I told her that I remembered her to be much taller and reminded me that I was much smaller then. To this day I can conger up the memory of the smell of the floor in the hallways from when we had to line up face down for the air raid drills. -Barbara Duncan Herod ('69) ************************************************** >From the FIRST Richland Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Connie McCullugh (74) Date: Wed Jan 27 18:26:03 1999 Hi, just heard about this Bomber site. I graduated in '74 and would love to hear from everyone!!!! Thanks, -Connie McCullugh (74) ************************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) How many remember the home across from the Catholic school and nunnery near Swift, on Putnam? I had always enjoyed lifting weights and probably overdid it, because I found myself with a hernia just after graduation. The surgery was performed by Dr. Franco, a man with an ideal personality for a doctor--zero igo problems. Returning home from Kadlec, I quickly realized that every muscle in my body was connected to my stomach. Yes, Bill Cosby has joked about this, but it's true! If I lifted an arm my gut hurt. If I turned my head, there was pain at the incision. Discovering that I couldn't walk very far, I designed my own self-improvement therapy program. I decided to walk a block. I made it to one house past mine, before I thought the incision would tear or I pass out. A few days later, [I would add 3 or 4 houses a day], I was finally at the house where all the ministers lived, across the street from the Catholic school and nunnery, heading east on Putnam. As I was about to turn and return home, out came one of the priests. He noticed my sluggishness and bent over back. He was very gracious and said that he was recovering bypass heart surgery. Very encouragingly he said that he was now up to 4 miles a day. I thought, great, I can do a whole 2 blocks, and I'm 17! But my recovery quickened substantially, and by Saturday I played a softball game. (Ouch! when you swung.) That's the memory. I always wondered who lived in that house, and finally met one of the ministers. He was a gentleman -- and a scholar at least he should have been. But he intentionally gave me encouragement that if a 70+ year old man could do 4 miles just months after his serious operation, I had a lot less to be concerned about, comparatively speaking. -Stephen Schraedel (79) ************************************************** >>From: Donna Fisher (80) I remember Mr. Labrecque, too. He was one of my teachers in high school, what I love about him is that he will called you by your last name. I also love the way he would give his test, he would write the questions on the chalkboard. I work at the one of the McDonalds in Richland and I see him once a while and sometimes I see Mr. Jantz, too. I'm glad they don't remember me, probably tell my co-workers how bad I was in school. Also, my Dad (Don Fisher class of 50's) enjoys reading these stories, he prints them out and will soon be starting on his 3rd 3-ring binder full of Sandstorms. -Donna Fisher (80) ************************************************** >>From: James Sickler (80) I'd like to find out if anyone knows when the class of 1979's 20 year reunion is. If anyone can help me e-mail me. I am trying to locate an old friend, Byron Skinner. Has anyone heard from him lately? Thank you, -James Sickler ************************************************** >>From: Vera Edwards (Bomber Teacher) Dear students of the past. Gotta get myself on the list for the Sandstorm every day. It is such fun reminiscing. Thank you. -Vera Edwards *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/29/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff in: Jim Russell (58), Jerry Moorman (59), John Adkins (62), Linda Lester (62), John Gile (66), Barbara Vache (68), Frank Yarger (73), Jeanette Dyken (73) Kim Richey (74), Todd Golberg (87) ************************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) Several days ago, Cousin Al Parker write that his first taste of frog legs was at the Green Hut Restaurant circa 1949. My LAST taste of frog legs was also at the Green Hut, circa 1952. The experience was worth the trial for a twelve year-old, but yes, they did taste like chicken! So many other things taste like chicken that I believe the chicken DID come first! In the early fifties (late forties), dining out was a special treat, and our family only did so 3-4 times a year. Those were the days before Tastee Freeze, By's Burgers, etc. Wasn't there an "Ernie's Restaurant" Uptown? And the "Tahitian?" By the way, there is, or was fifteen years ago, a By's Burgers in south Seattle. They made the best fries, shakes and burgers in that area. I used to go there for lunch when my office was near there. -Jim Russell (58) ************************************************** >>From: Jerry Moorman (59) What memories, with our upcoming 40th... wow! I have been fortunate enough to get on the mailing of the Alumni Sandstorm and have enjoyed every issue. My wife can't understand why I got so nostalgic every time I return to Richland, I have only been home to visit my Mom about a dozen or so times in the last 40 years. My travels have taken me around the world. First with the U.S. Navy for 17 years and now I am a Tour Operator and travel to mystical locations around the world. But, Richland is the location that creates the feeling of youth. In reading I heard about my cousins Sister in Law. My Cousin Bobbie Jean is married to Steve McElhaney I think class of (54) or so... Sharon Tate helped me through French and I helped her some in Spanish. Years ago, We had a babysitter in Wyoming who with nothing else apparently to do. Looking through my Class annual recognized her and cut the pictures out of the annual, that was a bummer. The mentioning of the various events bring back a lot of years. Its like watching a movie about "The Good Ole Days". Without getting too lengthy, Thanks for the memories. Currently my home is in Coloma, California. My home overlooks the American River and the California Gold Discovery Park, and the white water rafting capital of the Northern Hemisphere or at least that is what they tell me. I went rafting once, in Canada, on tour for me, that was enough. -Jerry Moorman (59) ************************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) THE LEGEND OF “BIG FRANK” Big Frank came into existence on a July night in 1961. It was happenstance – it was an occasion that could not be planed, predicted or prevented. It was summer, the boys of the class of “62” from Columbia High School were hell bent towards their senior year and the class of “63” boys were in full attendance. On this particular night, purely by chance, a large group of these two classes arrived (with a good supply of “Oly”) at the Highland Drive in on Clearwater in Kennewick. Finding themselves with a group of their friends (in numbers of about 75), well they pretty much got out of control. Nothing serious, their actions were mostly just aggravating and distracting to other patrons and most assuredly the staff. During intermission the Drive Inn staff struck, demanding this accidental rabble “be gone from the premises”. With the anonymity of night the boys of Columbia High School were only encouraged. THE FATEFUL MOMENT, someone absconded with Pizzas from the snack bar, soon the Theater manager was before that group of sinners demanding the identity of this felon. It couldn't be planned, it couldn't be predicted, it couldn’ t be prevented. Someone in that group of heathenous high schoolers let go at top of his lungs – “FRANK DID IT”. I lay this at the foot of one of the following individuals, it was either Robert John Holmes or Bob Bergdahl (I’ll just bet they will both lay claim to this honor). Within a few days “Frank” became “Big Frank” (stories always get bigger), and Big Frank took the blame for all misconduct of the Class of “62”. Teenage boys being what they are, however, and having an attention span of about 30 minutes Big Frank would probably have faded away. This was not to be – one local (Richland) patrolman (Barney Fife?) somehow got wind of Big Frank, and probably saw it as the next big gang problem of the Atomic City. By the time school opened, The principal, vice principal and councilor staff were busy worrying about gang activity in Richland. >From this point the legend of Big Frank becomes the legend(s) of Big Frank. Nearly all the boys at Columbia High School added bits, morsels and volumes to these stories. I would guess there are endless vignettes about Big Frank. And me – I swear to God I was there, in the back seat of Sonny Davis’ Nash. Anyone remember Friday April 13th 1962 - and its aftermath? Just one hint - some of us returned from Hat Rock in Ralph Lee's Ford - minus 3rd gear. -John Adkins "62" ************************************************** >From the FIRST Richland Bomber Alumni Site Guest Book: >>From: Linda Lester Rutkowski (62) Date: Tue Jan 26 11:51:06 1999 Greetings!!! I found this web site through my elder sister (Rebecca - class of 1960). This is great. I would love to hear from others. I am living in Walnut Creek, California and working at the University of California, Berkeley as a Contract Negotiator for money for research. My three children are in college (San Francisco State, Hayward State, and Seattle University). Both my sisters have returned to live in the Tri-Cities (MaryLee - class of 1958 is currently teaching Math in Mac Hall - remember that building was new when we were there.) -Linda Lester Rutkowski (62) ************************************************** >>From: John Gile (66) From: John S. Gile, Bomber class of 1966 The time has come to add some of my memories... overdue since I have been on this mailing list for several months now. For 22 years my family lived in the same house, 1329 McPherson. I have 5 sisters and 3 brothers and we had both sides of a 'B' house. Many large dance parties in our house were fairly common. When I was very young, a woman who lived around the corner from us on Symons, Mrs. Anderson (never knew her name) would have Easter Egg hunts for everyone in the block. Her funeral was the very first funeral I attended. Anyone else remember her? Also remember the long walks as a family with wagons and blankets to the old Bomber Bowl for fireworks on the 4th of July. This was long before the 'new' gym and my sisters and I would divide up on the two driveways through the high school (I always took the 'high road'). I attended Chief Jo (remember Cal Gentle and Mr. St. John the most). I took French Horn in the band and hated carrying that stupid thing all the way to school and back. Envied the flute players a LOT. In high school, Max Jensen lived next door to me for a while. This was when Fred Milton's family moved, but Fred stayed with Max to finish his senior year. Ray Juricich (sp) lived on the opposite corner from me and I would walk to his house to start Driver's Ed. I got a lot of extra driving in that way. Later on, after I was married and living temporarily in those 8-plexes on Gribble and my sister was learning how to parallel park. Since that was the only place in Richland that was around to practice, she pulled in behind my car (I was on the porch watching), saw her look at me and point, then saw Ray nod his head and the car pulled out and continued on. Never saw it again that day. I was in the band my three years at Col-Hi (had David Harry, who I think was/is fantastic). Pep band was awesome and I think the drum section averaged one broken drum head per game. Mr. Harry said that a pep band was supposed to make noise first and music second. Ray Stein was the best Bomber who played in my opinion. Was on the front row for the most famous game ever played. When we played Davis at the time we were #1 and they were #2 in the state. Fire marshalls had to be present because we over loaded the building. The final score was 72-65 (us of course) and that layin (dunk?) that Ray did OVER Ted Wierman was the best! One of my classmates in Miss Nadine Brown's English class was Phil Neill and we had her convinced that it was necessary for Phil to be able to practice his jump shots by throwing our wadded up paper in the wastebasket from his desk. When I was growing up, the woman across the street from us was Ann Blume. Her husband was Erwin. They were prominent people in the Sander's Field days of the old Tri-City Braves-Dodgers and had permanent box seats right behind home plate. Their dog, an English boxer, was named Chloe made headlines because it would bark and growl only at opposing players and try to tear into them from behind the chain link fence and rested when our guys were batting. I attended so many of those games and remember Billy Grabarkowitz, Rick Monday, Ron Cey, and Duke Snyder to name a few. You could actually talk to them while they were in the warm-up circle. One of my friends in High School was Neil Smith. Does anyone remember him or where is his now? My sister, Barbie, class of 1967 married Jeff Larsen, also class of 67 and they live just north of St. Paul, Minnesota with their two children. I married a sweet young girl from Kennewick in 1970, Valerie (Lubeck) of their class of 1969. A lot of us thought that the Kennewick girls were special. Wrote a lot more than I intended. Thanks to you both Maren and Gary for this awesome work and service you provide. Until the next time..... Go Bombers. -John Gile (66) ************************************************** >>From: Barbara Vache Baird (68) I have enjoyed reading the Sandstorm and thought you might enjoy this memory from a coworker of mine at the Lake Stevens School District. She remembers as a grade school student from the Shoreline District (Seattle) in the late 70's early 80's taking a field trip to Jump Off Joe. The occasion was a Solar Eclipse. Her class had been studying the solar system and had prepared for the trip for weeks. As best she recalls they spent the night at a church in Richland and went out early the next morning. Thanks for the memories. -Barbara Vache Baird (68) ************************************************** >>From: Frank Yarger (73) Hi, this is Frank, seeing some of the old time Richland things has made us laugh. Some of the air raid drills and whole body counts were pretty interesting. I used to be amazed when the coal truck would come and fill the coal bin in the basement for the "octopus heaters. How about the Urine samples being put by the milk bottles at your door step. How about The Big Pool or Free shows at the Uptown , J.J. Newberry's candy carousel and soda fountain shop? How about riding your bikes through the fog of D.D.T. truck alias " Mosquito Man " real smart huh? -Frank Yarger (73) ************************************************** >>From: Jeanette Dyken Yarger (73) Hi, this is Jeanette. I remember playing with troll dolls in the sixth grade. They were a big thing. Other memories: swimming at the docks down at the river, drive-ins, A&W root beer. I'll think of more later. -Jeanette Dyken Yarger (73) ************************************************** >>From: Kim Richey Dykeman (74) It's been awhile since I wrote anything so..... Connie McCullugh (74): Nice to see that another classmate of 74 has written in. Hopefully we will be having a 25th reunion this year! Michael Peterson (77): You mentioned you would love to take a break in your tour this summer to be able to take in boat races, well the dates this year are July 30, 31, and Aug 1 (actual race day). I've been helping with the races (Security and in the Pits) now for the last 5 years and it just keeps getting bigger and better. Would love to see you there! Jean Armstrong (64): I remember you being one of my favorite babysitters. You must of had your hands full babysitting 3 of us Richey kids at one time... .mom and dad must have paid you well. Also remember hanging around at your house alot with your sister Gayla (74). I remember the day you got your dog, Honey and your folks putting in that above ground pool! Update on my dad, Don Richey (47). Most of you that know dad are aware he suffered a stroke back in June, 98 just after completing open heart surgery. Currently he is in The Life Care Center in Kennewick. He loves to receive visitors and cards and letters. Back in December, Dale Gier (48) helped organize the Club 40 - Holiday gathering and in doing so, he arranged Dial-a-Ride to bring dad to this event. Although dad tired early in the evening, you could see the happiness it brought to him to see so many of his good friends. It definitely made his holidays! Thanks again Dale - you're great! Would still like to know if anything has been started for the Class of 74's - 25th Reunion? I, like many others are so used to receiving my daily dose of Bomber Memories, I just assume that most everyone knows about it. Wrong... I can usually tell 5 - 7 Bombers a week about the different Web Pages and links. I can only think that they would want to sign on... if not, it's not only their loss but ours as well. I totally enjoy all the stories and memories that all Bombers have to share. Until next time... -Kim Richey Dykeman (74) ************************************************** >>From: Todd Golberg (87) When are we gonna see Mr. Matthews on here and get some real memories going? -Todd Golberg (87) ************************************************** OBITUARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Max Von Hunter, 49 - RHS Teacher '89 to '97 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/30/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Sandra Atwater (51), Jack Moorman (54), John Zilar (57), Gary Twedt (62), Jean Armstrong (64), Kathie Roe (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), Vic Day (65). Larry Brunelle (67), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Don McJilton (72), Beverly Hinkle (73), Doug Payne (73), Jenay Yarger (92) Letter Re: DRAFT REPORT - THYROID DISEASE STUDY ************************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) RE: Passport Plunge Sure do remember the "Plunge". I was a lifeguard there. Ann Pearson Burrows (50) was also and the manager let a lot of we girls have an "after hour" swim. Before the opening one day Ann and I were swimming and the chlorine machine broke and the gas was coming out all around the pool and we had to swim through it. That was not good, but other than that it was pretty good. While the Navy still was there, there was a P.E. teacher who would take us over on a bus to swim some nights. It seems the bus was full, but really don't remember how many kids. We used to do the swimming tests that the sailors had to do. Does anyone remember the man? Great experience finding all this info about Richland Bombers and also the history of Richland! -Sandra Atwater Boyd ----- 1951 ************************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book >>From: Jack Moorman (54) Date: Sat Jan 30 01:06:08 1999 What a great idea! Didn't see any of my old class mates listed. Would like very much to hear from some of you. I live in Waco, Tx. Retired. I did see a note from Sally Foley Chapman (56). She was about the only one I recognized. -Jack Moorman (54) ************************************************** >>From: John Zilar (57) To Jim Russell (58) Jim, you mentioned the Tahitian... Do you remember the "Mixer?" And how many others remember. Well, for your edification, the "Mixer" eventually became the Tahitian. My brother, Bill Zilar (52), and I were in Richland very recently and ended up at the Tahitian. We began to compare our knowledge of the yester years of Richland. Does anyone remember where the original Police Station was located? Or how about the Telegraph Company? Does anyone remember who the first Manager was at CC Andersons. Lloyd Swain (66) is not allowed to answer this question! Hats off to our editors! :') Keep the Sandstorm coming! -John Zilar (57) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Twedt (62) RE: April 13, 1962 To John Adkins (62) John, you have quite a memory. I believe April 13th 1962 was our Senior Skip day. When Mr. Haag and Mr. Lyda found out about our plans, they announced terrible repercussions for such an AWOL. Undaunted, and knowing we could blame it all on Frank, most of our parents called in sick for us on Friday morning. With the precision of a military convoy, we moved about 200 of our troops and supplies to Hatrock. I don't know what happened there the rest of the day, but after a wee sample of the supplies, Cecil Howard and I got to horsing around on the beach, he-lifting my scrawny body above his head and body slamming me into the sand (several times). Well, it worked for the cowboys, so to cleverly distract his attention, I really screwed up and threw sand in his eyes. In the blinding pain, good ole' Cece threw a roundhouse that caught my right humerus, not humorous!! 'Broke like a twig and we went back to body slams. He felt damn near as bad as I did. Al Coffman had built the speed shifter for my car, so clever that only he and I could shift it. Someone with a license (too long ago now??) drove while Al shifted and Jean Soehnlein and I rode in the back seat. By the time we got to Kadlec ER (my Mom always called it "first aid" too) nobody noticed the beer smell, but of course it had been a couple of hours and a package of sen-sen. Some skip day, boy did we have fun! On Monday the school administration's snitch had filed a complete set of photos of everyone at Hatrock including yours truly on the beach with a serpentine-looking arm. While the seniors who didn't go or get caught got a week off at the end of the term, we evil-doers spent the week in study hall. I finished the year awkwardly writing with my left hand and went to the prom with my arm in a sling. 'wouldn't have missed it for anything. Thanks for the memory John. -Gary Twedt (62) ************************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) The memories are flooding in now…. As for clothes, I can remember the peddle pushers, the oxford shoes, the wide striped T-shirts that were so popular. .Of course the poodle skirts.. The bell-bottom pants… The "Mother - Daughter" dresses… My Mother made most of my clothes and she would always make matching dresses for us…. I have many pictures of us with our matching dresses on…. I remember the hairstyles, like the "pixie" and the "DA"….The "flat top" and the "Butch"... My favorite teacher was Mr. Smith from Lewis and Clark…. He taught 6th grade… I quit biting my fingernails for him… Cause he asked me to… And he was SOOOO cute… Does anyone know where he is??? Getting paid 35 cents and hour for babysitting… Does that answer your question, Kim ?? But, I loved it anyway.. It was fun babysitting the Richey's kids.. They were good most of the time…Kim, you were my favorite.. I still have pictures of you when you were really little…. Are you still in Richland??? Now that the wheels are turning, I'm sure I will think of more stuff to send in…This is SOOOOOOO great.. And Maren, "WE ARE HAVING FUN"…..Thank you for all your hard work and dedication… Lunch is on me at the Black Angus….Soon, I hope…. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ************************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) To: Vera Edwards How nice to see your note in yesterday's Sandstorm. Every once in a while, people will write in about teachers who made a difference in their lives ... well, I think you are one of those teachers. I remember you as interesting, professional, and one of the most well groomed and attractive teachers at school. You had the ability to keep students' interest and make learning fun. Thank you for the time and energy you devoted to those of us lucky enough to be in your classroom. -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ************************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) Vera Edwards was the greatest. I still adore and admire her. I remember winning a Liar's Contest in her 9th grade English class at Chief Jo. I made up some tall tale about creating the Great Lakes. I still have the "certificate" she made for me. I think I won a quarter. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) ************************************************** >>From: Vic Day (65) A great big "Bomber Greeting" to Vera Edwards, my ninth grade home room teacher at Chief Jo in 1962 and one of my all time favorite teachers. I am thrilled to see that you are reading these messages. The fact that you are "on-line" shows that you have remained younger than many of your past students! Just keep on going... -Vic Day (65) ************************************************** >>From: Larry Brunelle (67) For other GLOW IN THE DARK BOMBERS - there are numerous articles in the Tri-City and Yakima Herald newspapers today (1-29-99 Friday) that may be of interest to those of you that do not get these two papers. You should be able to read them on line at: Tri-City Herald Newspaper Yakima Herald-Republic Thyroid problems are just our imagination and have nothing to do with the government's release of iodine - duh?! Also, those of you that have not responded to the Hanford Individual Dose Assessment Project, the number again is 1-800-432-6242 or (360)236-3287. If you lived in the Hanford area between 12-26-44 through 12-31-57 you should be involved in this study. They will estimate your exposure to radiation (Iodine). Deadline to respond is 3-1-99. Sunday is 1st of two BLUE MOONs this year. Till next time America. -Larry Brunelle (67) ************************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) Hi Again Everyone! All this talk about band has brought back many memories of weekly "challenges" between Janell Gurwell and me for 1st chair clarinet with Mr. Hughes at Carmichael. I remember getting a shirt (even the girls had to wear ties) to wear for competition in Walla Walla from Greg Grady's mom (how embarrassing!). I loved band and clarinet, but when I got to Col Hi, Pep Club and Drill Team took on a greater importance somehow. Music has always been important to me, however. I must have had several screws loose in senior year of college. I took piano as an elective because I had always wanted to learn how to play. Of course everyone else in the class had played for years and took it to get an easy A. Does anyone have Janell's email address? Do any male members of the class of '67 remember (or admit) participating in absconding with cases of beer from Safeway(?) that had been "set out back" by one of their "plants" who worked there? Does anyone remember having Mr. Blankenship for history? I remember he used to embarrass me at every opportunity (it was easy to do). His favorite thing was to leave the room during a test and put one of the students in charge as proctor while he was gone. Talk about the fox guarding the hen house!!! Someone mentioned Miss Skogen -- she was a great math teacher. I remember her for algebra. She was always so soft spoken, so patient. She reminded me of my grandmother. If you couldn't learn math from her, you couldn't learn it from anyone! Does anyone remember going to the Community Center to get our "sugar cubes" with polio vaccine? Wasn't it also at the Community Center where they had the box with radioactive material you could handle with the thick rubber gloves sticking out? That's all for now. -Vicki (Schrecengost) Carney '67 ************************************************** >>From: Don McJilton (72) Howdy Gary, I have enjoyed this site so much. Every morning I grab a cup of coffee and check the site. What a great way to start the day! I was wondering if I could get an updated list of 72 grads and the 71 grad list. I think I once saw a Bomber Memorial site mentioned, if so where is it located. My brother, Mark McJilton (73) was murdered in a convenience store robbery in 1991 and I wanted to make sure he was in the Memorial site. Thanks -Don McJilton ************************************************** >>From: Beverly Hinkle Lais (73) TO: Frank Yarger (73) It it soooo amazing someone else remembers the little boxes left on the porch for our dad's to leave a sample.!!!! They were green metal boxes. I had completely forgotten about that. I also saw in the Bomber memories about the mosquito fog, they used to go up and down the street. We, as kids, use to run behind it. I'm sure that was really good for us. But I use to love the smell of it back then. Very, very, interesting. Now days they would sue over stuff like that. Typical. Off on a another subject, I can remember when I drove my toyota around the football area. It was a dare, and of course I took it.. Nothing happened back then, now days I would spend time in jail for that awful behavior..... That's it for now. Thanks -Beverly Hinkle Lais (73) ************************************************** >>From: Doug Payne aka Douglas Noblehorse (73) To: Marsha Jepsen Lee (73) This is about three weeks late... it's been a madhouse lately and I'm just now catching up on e-mails. You lived on Winslow I think, across the street from Robert Rieck who was a good friend of mine. You mentioned Wayne at Densow's... yes, I remember him well. I used to walk down to Densow's every evening to get the Herald (for a dime!) for my dad - and for a long time Wayne was almost always there. He was indeed gruff and a bit intimidating! And yes, I do remember the totem pole in Mr. Swenson's 6th grade class - although I must confess I'd forgotten that Cindy Arnold ended up with it. I've often wondered over the years what had happened to it. I probably wasn't paying attention when it was given away. Anyway, I still have the photo that was taken of our class and the totem pole on the front steps of Spalding - and I really have good intentions of scanning it and posting it on a web page - just as soon as I can find it, which may take a while! -Doug Noblehorse (73) ************************************************** >>From Jenay Yarger Hanson (92) I am trying to find anyone from 1992. Any word on them? I am Jenay Yarger (now Hanson). I ran Track and Cross-Country, my claim to fame for the Bombers. Just wanted to participate in the neat thing you have going on with the Bomber Alumni. I would like to be involved. Thanks for the hard work and the neat stuff you have done!! - Jenay Yarger Hanson, Class of '92 ************************************************** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I was part of this study!! -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DRAFT REPORT: RESULTS FROM THE HANFORD THYROID DISEASE STUDY Results announced today from the Hanford Thyroid Disease Study show no relationship between thyroid disease and exposures to radioactive iodine-131 (I-131) released from the Hanford Nuclear Site. "This is a very impressive study given the large number of people who participated and the high level of community involvement in the study throughout its' course," said Jeffrey P. Koplan, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. The draft report was released by CDC and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) at a community meeting held on Jan. 28th in Richland, WA. "We looked at all types of thyroid disease and found no evidence that the number of cases was significantly elevated among those with higher I-131 doses," said Scott Davis, Ph.D., principal investigator for the study at FHCRC. "This was a very powerful study because it included a large number of people estimated to have a wide range of exposures to I-131. Each person also had very thorough clinical evaluations. If the exposure to I-131 from Hanford had affected the thyroid health of as many people as you would predict from past studies in other populations exposed to radiation, this study would almost certainly have detected those effects," he said. The study focused on a group of people exposed as children to I-131 released from Hanford during the years 1944 to 1957. The purpose of it was to determine if there was a relationship in the study population between the risk of thyroid disease and different levels of thyroid radiation doses from I-131. This relationship was evaluated by determining if individuals with higher doses also had a higher risk of thyroid disease. Because iodine concentrates in the thyroid gland, the most likely health effect resulting from such exposures would be the development of thyroid disease. The thyroid diseases assessed in this study included thyroid cancer, benign thyroid nodules, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and autoimmune thyroiditis. "Studies like the HTDS cannot tell us if a specific person's thyroid disease is or is not caused by Hanford radiation. It can only tell us that in this specific group of people, we did not find a link between the risk of thyroid disease and their estimated thyroid radiation dose from Hanford," said the CDC scientific advisor for the study, Paul Garbe, D.V.M. Study participants were selected from those born between 1940 and 1946 to mothers who lived in Benton, Franklin, Adams, Walla Walla, Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens counties. Researchers assessed the thyroid health for 3,441 people. Each study participant was interviewed and given physical, ultrasound, and laboratory examinations to investigate possible problems with the thyroid gland. In addition, medical records were reviewed to identify thyroid diseases diagnosed before the study began. Although the study found no evidence that thyroid disease risk was increased by I-131, it did show that participants with higher I-131 doses were somewhat more likely to have small abnormalities that were too small to be felt by a physician, but were detected by ultrasound scans. These abnormalities are quite common among people not exposed to I-131, and physicians agree they do not likely represent a disease. Also, participants with higher doses showed very slightly lower levels of serum calcium in their blood tests. This decrease, though unexpected, was well within normal ranges for a healthy person. While conducting the study, researchers found that death rates in the study population, particularly for congenital anomalies and conditions which occurred late in pregnancy or in the first seven days after birth, were slightly higher than death rates in the state of Washington for the same period. However, none of this increase was related to thyroid disease. This is a preliminary analysis, and the reasons for this statistically significant elevation in mortality are not known. The highest rate of overall excess in mortality occurred prior to the beginning of Hanford Operations. Another study of infant and fetal deaths in eight Washington counties during the years 1940 to 1952 is currently being conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry with the results expected by late spring. Though the counties in this study are different from those included in the thyroid disease study, the study will provide additional information on rates of infant mortality, fetal death, and pre-term birth by geographic area. The nine-year, $18 million HTDS study was mandated by Congress in 1988 after the Department of Energy (DOE) made public thousands of documents which showed large quantities of radioactive materials were released from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation during its early years of operation in the 1940's and 1950's. The materials that accounted for most of the radiation dose to exposed individuals was I-131. The release of these documents raised public concerns about possible health effects of exposure to I-131, and prompted the study. In response to the high level of public interest in the study, the results were released earlier than originally planned. The results are in draft form --- and open to public comment --- from CDC and the FHCRC. Public comments will be accepted through April 1, 1999. The draft report will also be reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Assessment of CDC Radiation studies. ---------------------------------------------------------- Members of the public who want to be sent more detailed information, or have specific questions regarding this study, should call: HANFORD THYROID DISEASE STUDY TOLL-FREE PHONE: 1-800-638-4837 (Available Weekdays; also offers voice mail system) Or visit the following web sites: *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/31/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It's an ALL BOMBER PARTY in Colorado. Feb. 13, 1999 ~~~ (Presidents' Day Week end) GREEN and GOLD GET TOGETHER IN COLORADO Are you living in Colorado or will you be visiting Colorado over Presidents' Day Weekend? If so, Kathie Roe Truax ('64) and Ron Richards ('63) invite you to a Bomber get together beginning at 4 PM on Saturday, February 13, 1999 at Ron and Nina Richards' home in southeast Denver. We know Bombers love to party, so bring yourself, your spouse or guest, your annual (or any other Bomber memorabilia you have tucked away) to Ron's house on the 13th. We won't be serving vanilla Cokes or Zip's burgers, but we'll have food and beverages (beer, wine, and pop) and you will be able to share those funny high school stories that your current friends couldn't care less about hearing. We hope to gather Bombers from a wide variety of classes, so mark the 13th on your calendar and RSVP to Kathie or Ron and we will E-mail directions to you. Looking forward to seeing you there!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Andrew Eckert, Jr. (53-54-55?), Ramona Miller (54), Craig Buchanan (57), Vera Smith (58), Mike Brandy (61), Frazier Botsford (62), Paula Beardsley (62), Janelle "Jan" Lawson (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), Charlotte Rahmig (66), Shirley Collings (66), Gary Christian (67), Kerry L. Watts (76), Amanda "Mandy" Holmes (97) ************************************************** >>From: Andrew Eckert (53 or 54 or 55) Finally a name from my past has surfaced and wrote in. Have been reading this for months and finally a fellow classmate, at least at Carmichael in 51. Me, I'm the one who managed to con the recruiting Sgt. and join the army on my 16th Birthday and freshman yr. Jack Moormon was the friend who I gave my paper route to so that no one should miss their papers. After doing a basic training at Ft. Bragg, NC. Four months later I was tossed out. Upon returning home I started back at Chief Joseph, but reenlisted at Spokane and than spent 6 months in basic training at Camp Roberts, CA. So I just may be the only kid in history to have two Honorable discharges from the military while only 16 yrs old. Did get a GED though. My circle of friends included Charles Killingsworth, Don Holden, Tom Skelly, Larry Christianson, and Jack Moorman. Would love to hear from any of the 54 group. Most Richland grads would know at least one of us Ten Eckerts. -Andrew Eckert, 54 and or 55 ************************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Gracie (54) TO: Jack Moorman (54) 'Twas good to hear from another 54-er. We may be old but we're not dead! Jack, I lived down the street from you; the House, 1513 Mayan. Rose Gyre Grabber lived there also -- remember? Rose married Dick Grabber. Dick has suffered strokes and Rose is have serious health problems. If you want their Kennewick address to drop a 'thinking of you' note let me know. We will be having our 45th reunion September 10-12 here in Richland. Marguerite Groff is spearheading it -- we would never have one if she didn't do all the organizing. Can you come? It should be a good one! Let me hear from you. TO: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Sandra, I remember the Plunge. My high school sweetheart was also a life guard there. (I was a sophomore - he had just graduated.) The very good looking Harvey Montgomery. We were married in 55, had two children, and later divorced. He is remarried and still lives in Richland. I don't think he has a computer, but if you want to send memories of the pool to him, I will get them to him. I'm sure he would very much enjoy that. I remember the Plunge very well -- many happy, wet hours there. Thanks for the memory jog. COME ON ALL 54ers -- LET'S TALK REUNION. -Ramona Miller Garcia 54 ************************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan (57) My father started work at Hanford during 1944, my older brother and I and my mother joined him a few months later, I think Sept. 1944. We lived in an 'A' house at 1309 Farrell Lane, where we remained all of my growing up years. Some of our neighbors were the Byers (Dave, Mary, Tom, Keith). Mr. Byers was a bus driver at Hanford. The Frick family, Carl and Francis with son and future Bomber B.Ball star, Bob Frick. Also in our neighborhood was the Hinson family. Burt, the father was a manager in transportation at Hanford. The three sons were David (who in later years became the chairman of the FAA during the first term of the Clinton Administration) Hugh you played football for the Bombers and Spencer. Our home was just across the street from the old Sacajawea grade school which I attended in the 40's. Some of our classes were held in Quonset Huts which were obtained from the U.S.Army. Others have mentioned Ida Meecom (sp?) the health/biology teacher. She often would start out her class by leading us in exercises, she was a sight to behold. In retrospect she was a kind lady and was devoted to teaching her students. Does anyone remember her car? One day it was pointed out to me by a fellow student. It was completely full (except for the drivers seat) with printed matter (probably copies of all the past tests that her students flunked). By's Burgers has been mentioned several times, does anyone recall the 'flap' when it was reported that By's was selling horse meat in their burgers? I didn't notice any difference in the taste. I still remember the burgers as being the best I ever ate. Someone indicated that they had worked as a cook at By's, and had 'spiced' up the burgers that were to be served to the 'Cops' who knew little about most of the things going on in ol Richland, but did know where to get the best burger in town (even with the extra 'spice' added). Sometimes when the cops were inside eating their horse/beef burger the tires on their police cars would mysteriously l lose all their air -- to this day I can't guess who might have done that nasty deed. Hot cars were the thing. One of the hottest belonged to Alvin Nevels, class of 55. He had a 49 Ford into which he had placed a huge Cadilac V8 . Other than the engine replacement everything else was the same. How he would surprise other drivers who attempted to 'out do him.' Goethals Drive, just to the East of By's Burgers, was the testing grounds for all the hot cars. The gang would hang out in the By's parking lot and listen for "burning rubber " as the cars headed south on Goethals. The ultimate was to hear "third gear rubber." I doubt the city ever had to repave Goethals as there was a rather thick coat of rubber being laid down every evening. It's so good to recall some of the activities, -Craig Buchanan (57) ************************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) TO: John Zilar (57) Yes, John, I think the first police station was located on Knight Street where the Seafirst Bank is now located. It was just a small white clapboard building I think. Roy Davis Furniture used to be on the corner of Knight and Jadwin I think, and before that, "The Mart" was there. So behind Davis Furniture, facing Knight was the Police Station. -Vera Smith Robbins (58) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site guest book: >>From: Mike Brady (61) Date: Sat Jan 30 12:32:12 1999 Great idea! I'm looking forward to hearing from some old friends. -Mik ************************************************** >>From: Frazier Botsford (62) This is like pulling teeth. The memories, that is. When Maren first got in touch with me, I told her it has been almost 40 years, and that I didn't remember any of you, and to remove me from the list. She pointed me to the web site instead. Since then, bit by bit, as others have said, the memories are coming back. I've gone to MapQuest, and looked at our old street (78 McMurray) (we moved late '60, I think), and I've realized that I've had recurring dreams my whole adult life about the neighborhood we lived in. Bizarre. If dropped on my old street, I think I could walk to Chief Jo's. I remember: There was a huge tree on one corner of our block, that our *gang* used as headquarters. Each of us (Botsfords, Shanks, Blanchettes, Henrys, Janos and Whittenbrocks) had their own branch. I could climb the 40 or so feet to my perch in seconds. Under this tree was the bus stop for High School. We decided one day that we'd taken a disliking to the older high school students, and loaded the tree with water balloons. Everybody in Richland was smart, our folks were the cream of the crop. We loaded this tree with screw eyes and brown thread so as to be frictionless and invisible. Probably 20 balloons. We stayed away from that end of the block for weeks. Never found out if we were successful, but the trap had been sprung, there were bits of balloons all over. Anybody ever get wet? The Richland Rocket Society. I recall going into the desert to find a launching site. We found a great natural bowl about 3/4 of a mile wide, and built a cinder block bunker for the launches, poured a concrete pad with an antenna tower for the guide, and found three remote observation sites so as to be able to triangulate the height measurements. The Shanks had their own circus. every summer, they would fill their back yard with a circus net. We would spend the summer on it. In the winter, Mr. Shanks would tow behind his car (a Studebaker?) their sled. Big sled. Homemade sled. Picture a long picnic table on runners. It would hold 10 kids. Drove it all over the roads outside of town, it was great. Almost as fun as (what was it called) hitching rides behind the cars and busses. Apparently that was a city wide experience. The Richland Players. It seemed our entire block was involved with the Richland Players. I remember turning down a part in a Jr. High School play, and when they asked why, I got to proudly tell them that I had gotten the part of Peter in the Richland Player's production of "The Diary Of Anne Frank" (May 1960). I have original programs of it, along with pictures and newspaper clippings that my mother saved all these years. When I find time, I'll scan them (there's a lot of it) and send them to Maren for inclusion on the web page. I've also got programs of "The Man Who Came To Dinner" (Nov. '58), "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker" (Nov. '59), "Three Men On A Horse" (Apr '59), and "Anniversary Waltz" (Feb. '60). Anybody know where Dianne Kornberg is? She was Anne, from whom I got my first stage kiss. Still remember that! I remember living on the river. We had a 14' speedboat, and nobody could drive it until they were strong enough to start the engine. Guess who drove it? I remember ski trips to Tollgate, OR. Dozens of us, kids and adults would pile into the buses, and do a weekend trip, sleeping in the bunk beds in the lodge. All the lifts were rope tows, but the lifts going to the upper reaches of the mountain had the ropes going over wheel rims. To take those lifts, one had to wear a belt with a metal hook that grabbed the rope so no fingers or hands were lost. The belt was a badge of expertise. I remember several of us (kids) on our block had our houses wired up to our own 1950's version of the internet. Each of us had a custom built sound system all hard wired together with cable we laboriously laid from house to house, and then buried inches under the grass so as to not mow it to pieces. We'd play music to each other, and make announcements and such. I remember the hoopla around Richland incorporating, and shedding the yoke of the federal gov. The celebration included the setting off of a mini atomic *bomb*, which was a 55 gal drum filled with jellied gasoline (how does one jelly gasoline?) and blown up with dynamite. Producing a nice little mushroom blast. -Frazier Botsford (62) ************************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Hi Gary and Maren - I have received several requests lately for copies of "The Long Road to Self Government" that my Dad, Paul Beardsley, put together. Unfortunately, there was only a limited number of these books printed and Dad only has two copies left. One is in pristine condition and he has been talking with Rick Reil who is a photographer and family friend. Rick thinks he may be able to reproduce this book and if so, we would be able to get copies for anyone interested. There probably would be a nominal charge for the book. If anyone is interested in a copy of "The Long Road to Self Government" please e-mail me and I will keep you apprised of the progress. Hopefully we could get this done within the next few months. Thanks again for the opportunity to connect with our youth-misspent or otherwise. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site guest book: >>From: Janelle "Jan" Lawson (64) Date: Sat Jan 30 12:10:54 1999 I would love to hear from some of my class mates in 1964, 63, 62. Would be fun to see what you guys are doing. Please email and I will, too. -Jan Lawson ************************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) Here's something that I haven't seen anyone mention yet. And this was so much fun. At Chief Jo, Gene Bernard taught a before school science class. I took it in 8th and 9th grade. The first semester we would study aviation; the second semester geology. It was interesting; but the best part was the field trips! We would ride over to the White Bluffs to look for fossils (I usually sat on one rather than seeing it). We even went to the Lewiston area. And we played cards in the back of the bus. It was so fun? I remember Chuck Trujillo and Ronnie Mickelson and Phil McMurray. Once someone dropped my little portable radio out the back window (we were driving slowly on a rough dirt road) and somebody went out the emergency door at the back after it. We even planned a very successful cafeteria boycott on one of those field trips. Yes, quiet little me spearheaded that. I was probably never even a suspect. I remember how the cooks slammed the doors to the kitchen! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger '65 ************************************************** >>From: Charlotte Rahmig Blair (66) I've been a quiet listener for a couple of months now... but there have been just too many good memories lately. Gary Christian (67): I do remember Mr. Taylor, the 5th grade teacher at Jason Lee. I especially remember his math assignments. I seems he had previously taught 8th grade math and sometimes "forgot" he was supposed to be teaching at the 5th grade level. I remember a bunch of students along with their parents (who were tired of staying up with their kids for hours doing math homework!!) going to the school to complain. I remember Mrs. Laney, too. She was my all-time favorite teacher! I looked her up many years later and told her that. The principal, Mrs. Peterson, was also the greatest! Does anybody remember Miss Bramson. She was my 6th grade teacher - very young and pretty. I'm sure the boys will remember her. It was a good school (and still is so I hear). Rick Valentine (68): Do you remember the girl across the street? -Charlotte Rahmig Blair (66) ************************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) To: Jim Russell (58) Re: "Wasn't there an Ernie's Restaurant Uptown?" Ernie McVicker was the owner of Ernie's Restaurant. My mother, known as "Dottie", went to work for Ernie as a waitress in 1955. Ernie sold the restaurant to Ray Chin in 1963, and the restaurant became Ray's Golden Lion. (Ernie McVicker passed away about two years ago.) Mom continued working for Ray until her retirement in 1983. I remember Ray brought in "live entertainment" in the lounge for many years when Mom was still working for him. I saw Tiny Tim ("Tiptoe Through the Tulips ...) and Frank Sinatra, Jr. perform. Ray has since expanded the restaurant by purchasing the building next door to the north, where McVicker's Jewelry was for so many years. -Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Christian (67) Tri-City Herald for a dime! I remember getting gas at the Burkes Brothers station for 25 cents a gallon. And of course, Sharon Popp, (she worked a food store on Lee) would sell Chuck Heath and I cigarettes. We would complain about the price. 35 cents a pack! That is the same Sharon who worked in the school office during third period. She was great at forgery. Her bogus passes got us out of more classes than I want to think about. I regard to Mr. Blankenship. I had him in team teaching. I would frustrate him a lot. Things like writing "The SS" in reference the United States Secret Service on a test. He was not happy with me. But he was a great teacher. Wish I had paid more attention in class. -Gary Christian (67) ************************************************** >>From: Kerry L. Watts (76) Gary, Hi. You sent me a message quite some time ago about Bomber alumni information. I'm Kerry Watts from the class of '76. If you have any information about how I can get a steady stream of memories concerning Bomber life, I would really appreciate it if you would forward it to me. If there is anything that I can do for you in return, just let me know. Thank You, -Kerry L. Watts ************************************************** >>From: Amanda "Mandy" Holmes (97) This is to Jenay Yarger Hanson (92) I am not from the class of 1992, but my sister, Melissa, was... I don't know if you knew her, but through her I have updates on some of your classmates. Tell me who you would like to know about and I can see who she's still in contact with. I remember your running and such accomplishments... I think you ran CC with Missy... I don't know, I could be mistaken. As for myself, if anyone knows anything from the classes of 90-97, I'd be most appreciative of information. Thanks for the site and keeping us updated. Though my school colors are now blue and white, my blood runs green and gold... Class of '97... -Mandy Holmes (97) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for this month. Please send more. ******************************************** ******************************************** December, 1998 ~ February, 1999