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   Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ March, 1999
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17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/1/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Harris (49), Ray Gillette (49), Shirley Watts (49), Dennis McGrath (63), Elizabeth McKenna (64), Cheryl Moran (66), Kathi Clark (67), Phil Jones (69), Patty Stordahl (72), Meg Owen (73), Lauri Kraemer (77), Marjo Vinther (77), Debbie Smith (79), Gauin Moore (82) ************************************************** OK, I give up!! Who sent me the photo labeled "1960s Einan's Pony League"??? Thanks. -Maren ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Dick Harris '49 Date: Sun Feb 28 01:13:07 1999 Congratulations Thanks and congratulations to all who have had anything to do with providing the various Bomber Web sites. I have been enjoying the recollections of classmates and other alumni from their Richland days. -Dick Harris (49) ************************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) Along about 1947 or thereabouts several members of my class (49) would visit the area below the orchard which ultimately became Carmichael. There was an irrigation ditch which ran part way down the hill. It was quite protected from public view and Lee Blvd. We would often visit and doff our clothes for a little skinny dipping. There is a picture in one of the annuals from RHS (47 or 48) showing several of us (from the waist up of course) enjoying a cool off. I'm not sure when the construction on the school started but it caused us to regret the advance of civilization in that area. Good memories though. I seem to remember that the above mentioned picture in the annual had besides myself, Wally Caldwell, Ray Sadler, Jerry Verellen, Clyde Foster and a few others. Wish I had that annual to refresh my aging memory. Cheers -Ray Gillette (49) ************************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) I injured my leg water skiing around 1954 - just before the dedication of the Bonneville Dam. I chummed around with a group of young professionals and we formed a water ski club and a snow ski club. We skiied off a sand bar in the middle of the Columbia River and did several ski shows. It was a rowdy, but fun, time. On one occasion we were moonlight water skiing (very exciting, like moonlight snow skiing) and the boat driver wasn't watching the skier. When he pulled into the dock there was no skier behind him. We had a fun time trying to find him in the dark. He was finally rescued across from Richland Park on his way to Kennewick. Boy! if my mother knew of some of my shenanigans, I'd still be holding my backside. By the way Dick Harris (49), if you ever come back to Indiana plan to come to Evansville, You can stay at my house, and we'll show you a great time. We are opening a Transportation Museum here in April, and that should interest you. Incidentally, if anyone out there knows where I can buy a Dupus Boomer cartoon book, please let me know. -Shirley Watts James (49) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Dennis McGrath (63) Date: Sun Feb 28 10:15:24 1999 Almost 63 Alumni Would have graduated from Columbia High, certainly dates me, but moved away from the Tri-City area in 1961. We have visited Richland twice in recent years are are pleasantly surprised that Richland has not changed a great deal. My wife and I are to retire in June and return to Richland. I wonder if they still drag race on Horn Rapids road??? Please add me to your e-mail list. -Dennis McGrath (63) ************************************************** from the RHS Alumni Guest Book: Name: Leonard & Beth (McKenna (64)) Northrop Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Kennewick, WA Time: 1999-02-28 20:06:00 Comments: Great web site. It's fun to check out 'old' times and friends. ************************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) Where Van Giesen crossed the By Pass heading towards the Riding Academy, there were a few serious accidents at the train crossing. No barriers were there, so risks were taken on beating an oncoming train. We could hear the impacts from our back yard. In addition to Hi Spot, the Roller Rink and the Hide Away in Uptown, the Catholics and Mormons held regular dances that were pretty good, too. No live music but lots of 45's. They always drew the "non-denominational" crowd. Can't forget to mention the "Battle of the Bands" at Water Follies! We are enjoying the pictures at the web site and I've been inspired to dig thru boxes to find any Jason Lee class pictures. By the way, Micky Hemphill (66), that was a good idea your grade school had to take a picture of the 66 graduates. -Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Kathi Clark Hartley (67) 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. -Kathi Clark Hartley (67) ************************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) Mark Painter teaches English at Kamiakin. I forwarded Brad's request to Mark last week. I haven't heard back whether this is the same Mrs. Painter and if so would she like to attend Brad's show. -Phil Jones 69 ************************************************** >>From: Patty Stordahl (72) Man it has been years since I have thought about the whole body counters. I think we ere all just governmental test rats. LOL Hey any one know of Karlyn Jerrish's whereabouts? I have been told t hat she is in Montana and I am going there on business end of March for a long week. Would love to hook up with her. Gotta run Darcia my eldest daughter is on her way to Europe and we are having a farewell party for her today must scoot to the store. All of you take care. DeYone, I will hook up with you next time I am in town. So glad we have exchanged addresses and invites now. Thanks to this on line paper I am rekindling many thought lost friendships. -Patty Stordahl (72) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book >>From: Meg Owen Mercer (73) Date: Sun Feb 28 01:55:19 1999 You've done a great job with this site. My brother sent it to me and I read memories for 3 hours (I'm a slow reader, what can I say!). What a blast! I'm looking forward to lots more reading and I'm sending this site on to as many as I can think of. Keep up the great work! -Meg Owen Mercer (73) ************************************************** >>From: Lauri Kraemer Serafin (77) Dear Sandstorm, Like Julie Ham (77), I recall the "Whole Body Counter" trailer. Does anyone remember keeping track of our diets for a week or two prior to the test in 4th or 5th grade at Jason Lee? I do wonder about the results of the study, since a few of the original elementary school group were recalled later at Chief Jo and RHS. I seem to remember Doug Griffin and I being pulled out of Mrs. Bishop's algebra class in 7th grade at Chief Jo and perhaps again in my sophomore year at RHS. I do remember going through the tube really slowly and there were lots of little clicking noises. In junior high and high school, I don't remember any advance notice, explanation or consent forms. The whole thing was strange... I explained it to some friends at a dinner party once and was accused of telling a story. "Hi" to Miriam Lewis (76), my 8th grade locker partner at Chief Jo. We had Mrs. Boswell for homeroom. Our locker was written up in the school paper (name?) for being especially interesting, full, and/or messy. Miriam had the most interesting things in her portion of the locker. -Lauri Kraemer Serafin (77) ************************************************** >>From Marjo Vinther Burt (77) To Julie Ham (77) - Hi Julie! Not only do I remember the whole body counter that came to school - I still have the "Certificate of Appreciation" that they gave me afterwards. I just dug it out of my old scrapbook, and it states: "Battelle Northwest expresses appreciation to Marjorie P. Vinther for contributing to the study of influence of diet on radioactivity in people." It is dated October 4, 1966 (which was second grade for us), and has a sketch of the "mobile laboratory" on it. As I recall, I didn't have a clue as to what it was all about at the time, but I was certainly impressed by the certificate! Jim House (63) mentioned the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh - and I can definitely relate to that! For the last several years I kept a Winnie the Pooh saying posted prominently on my bulletin board at work. It was my wimpy way of being rebellious! It described what I felt to be an underlying frustration experienced by so many Hanford workers these days: "Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming down stairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way - if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it." Well I finally stopped bumping last September and quit my job at Hanford (after 17 1/2 years) to become a full-time, stay-at-home Mom. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner! -Marjo Vinther Burt (77) ************************************************** from the RHS Guest Book: Name: Debbie Smith Mottes ('79) Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Richland, WA Time: 1999-03-01 00:01:31 Comments: Hi to anyone from the class of 1979. I got this information from Jill Johnson (Meinecke) (79), my best friend still. Am hoping to get in touch with old friends of mine. I am living in Michigan now and will be coming home for the reunion. I enjoy looking through all the stuff you have created, great job! -Debbie Smith Mottes (79) ************************************************** >>From: Gauin Moore (82) I was the youngest of four Bombers. My sisters and I all graduated from what was then ColHi. My memories are fond ones. I attended several elementary schools in Richland. Marcus Whitman, Spalding and the New Marcus. (I suppose that only counts as two.) I still consider Richland home even though like many others I have moved to the Western side of the state. I still miss the warm summers and oddly enough the snowy winters but I visit often enough to get my fix. My fondest School memories are my years at Richland High. Winning the State football title, playing on the tennis team and being in band are just a few. I also remember a guy riding his dirt bike thru the halls my junior year. I cant remember his name but what a stunt. During my senior year a few friends and I got caught trying to decorate the courtyard of Hanford High School. We were chased down G-Way at speed in excess of 60 mph. The only thing that stopped the chase was the fact that we turned into the police station parking lot. I often think about all the friends, and the goods times we had. Thanks for the opportunity to come and visit, and to look at all the changes that have occurred over the years. I can now visit Richland and Richland High via the Internet. Keep up the good work. -Gauin Moore "82" Go Bombers *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/2/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 24,597 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and one announcement today: Dick Harris (49), Anne Butler (61), Paula Beardsley (62), John Miles (67), Lee Bush (68), Rich Crigler (70), Peggy Roesch (71), Stu Osborn (71), Kim Molnaa (75), Holly Chamberlain (76), Mark Mattingly (77), Suzy Nuest (77) ************************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) To Shirley Watts (49) Hi Shirley: Thanks for the invite to Evansville. We have had lots of Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) friends who lived in Evansville over the years. We were in Indy for a Rotary International Convention last June and I have a niece in Indianapolis. That is the first time we have been in Indiana since 1954, so it isn't likely that we will drop in without notice. However, thanks for the invite! I would be interested in the new museum on transportation that you mention in Evansville. You mention being at the dedication of Bonneville Dam in 1954. I suspect you are referring to McNary Dam, as Bonneville Dam was dedicated in 1939, the first dam on the Columbia/Snake River system. An ironic fact about Bonneville Dam is that it had a lock, installed in it upon initial construction, that was smaller than all of the subsequent dams built on the system. Thus, when tows of barges were brought to Bonneville, either upstream or downstream, they had to broken down to allow the barges to be let through the lock, single file, rather than side by side, as in all of the other dams. Many years later, congress authorized and allocated the funds to install a second lock at Bonneville that removed this expensive bottleneck! I will look forward to seeing you at the September reunion! -Dick Harris '49 ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Anne Butler Magner (61) Date: Sun Feb 28 23:38:13 1999 What a kick it is to see all the old pictures! The Spudnut Shop brought back all sorts of memories. Nice work on someone's part. Thank you! I found out about this site from my brother Jay Butler (59). -Anne Butler Magner (61) ************************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) To Ray Gillette (49): Are you related to George Gillette (47) who was active in the Jaycees in the 50"s. If so, where is he now? He and my folks were good friends. For anyone interested: Carmichael was originally named Robert Gray Jr. High and later renamed Carmichael. I am trying to find out when that took place and will let you all know. Ed Temple tells me that Robert Gray was the explorer that discovered the mouth of the Columbia River while looking for the Northwest Passage. He named the river Columbia for his ship which he had sailed around the world. Believe it or not - Ed remembers this from 9th grade Washington History. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: John Miles (66) Date: Mon Mar 1 00:30:08 1999 Please add me to the list. This is great. -John Miles (67) ************************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) TO: Linda McKnight (65) The Spudnut Shop is alive and well! While reading the Alumni Sandstorm of 2-28-99, on Monday, I'm enjoying a nice warm cinnamon roll from, where else, THE SPUDNUT SHOP! I was driving north on GWWay approaching Williams, when I caught the scent of The Shop in the air. My car, being on auto pilot, automatically turned into the Uptown and parked in front of the The Shop. They are still delicious! TO: Phil Jones (69) To Phil Jones and the other Carmichael Cougar Alums out there, does anyone remember the school and us students being used as a "bombing" target during the war games that were held out north in the sagebrush? And a jet crashing into Jump Off Joe and looking at the mountain to see if you could see smoke or anything from the crash? I also grew up in the south end, 218 Atkins, and remember that while walking to school (through ten foot sand drifts - ha!) we would place pennies on the railroad tracks to have them squished. How about going down to Columbia Point and sifting through the already ransacked Indian graves looking for beads and arrowheads? And looking along the river for Indian sinkers, that used to be tied on fishing nets? -Lee Bush (68) ************************************************** >>From: Rich Crigler (70) Thank You Mike Franco (70) for defending me. Ok Phil Jones (69) no more jokes about the Carmichael kids. I thought the Carmichael girls were actually very nice --I even married a couple. I will limit my Jokes to you. Yes Franco you did wreck my suzuki 250 enduro jumping out of a dry wellsian lake. at that time my main concern was your health though and not the bike with bent handlebars. broken -headlight, tach, speedo-- ya right. --- And to you Mrs. Davis -- how could you spread rumors about your poor son BO BO and I not being absolutely truthful? What's going to happen when I run for office now? And to the CLASS OF 70 -- Dan Laybourn is putting our yearbook on line as I type -- Let you know more when he is done. Great to have all these BOMBERS together. We have a Wall of Fame in gym foyer. The Booster Club may try to get that in their web page -- -Rich Crigler (70) ************************************************** >>From: Peggy Roesch (71) My dad, Bill Roesch, is the one who "invented" the Whole Body Counter. I remember, early on, that my mother and sisters (Carol '68, Judy '75) and I were "guinea pigs" as it was being built. At first, it was the size of a small room. By the time I was in high school ('71), it fit in the back of a semi. The purpose of the WBC was to measure the kinds and amounts of radiation emitted by the body, both natural and from contamination. It was used in Alaska, found the trace amounts of radiation that found their way through the food chain into the Eskimo bellies. Dad still lives in Richland, is in the phone book. He is doing very well right now (terminal cancer), so don't wait too long to have a chat with him. -Peggy Roesch (71) ************************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) Nice seeing Phil Owen (71) is writing in to "da San-storm". Hey Phil, remember roomin' at EWSC with me? Clark Bennett (71) and Ray Traver (71) are hopefully doing great in the Tri-Cities, still? You, those guys and Jim Cardone (71 - deceased) were some of my closest and best friends in high school and onto college... you'll remember some stuff below, I bet... To: "Playmates with Heart" Joe Large (68), et al Last time I believe anything you guys say in the Sandstorm, ever again! Nancy and "Peggy" Wilson of Heart?!! Dude, they lived in Seattle. (You asked about John LaChappelle, guitar-player/ teacher. He still lives on Chestnut in Richland last I heard.) Also to "Handshake" Mike Franco (70): You had me fooled with your "Johnny on the spot" story... Rich Crigler (70): hereto be known as "Smoocher and teller of Miss Rush" and to "Beach Boy Burger Buddy and Dater of Miss Rush" Phil Jones (69): You spell Miss Rush's name "Merilee", bright boys! Also to Mike Davis (74): hereto be known as "Soc-Hop Beatles Boy"... How long are all your noses, these days? Mike Davis (74) has my "Best BOMBER boys basketballers ever" list I sent in awhile back hoping for his consensus posting from all Sandstorm readers as he promised he'd do in this forum... * I remember the Vietnam War Moratorium in the late 1970 at RHS: Spent the afternoon in the school library and between chapters of Tolstoy's "War and Peace" I watched out the window at the gathering of students on the lawn. Then as the war escalated in '70 and '71 my friends and I turned to RHS sports, mostly BOMBER basketball to stretch our boundaries and horizons and give us an excuse to get out of the house and onto Highway 395 and learn a little more about holding our alcohol. "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf was one of our favorite tunes back then... * Our JV guys in '69 went 17-3 and the Sophs went 14-2. The next year is when Kelvin Soldat's (71) JV team went undefeated and so did the Sophs but the Varsity was beginning to have its problems with that team across the river... Still, the BOMBERS took 3rd in Regionals eking out a 51-50 win over Central Valley. It was a great trip but we all said, "Wait 'til next year." * Then the Big-8 title in '71 and the expectations climbed a little higher. 20-2 in Frank Teverbaugh's first year in 1 AD. (After Dawald) On to the Regional basketball tournament in Spokane!!! The BOMBERS beat Shadle Park 67-66 but then lost to Pasco by three points??? Tripped on them twice in post-season that year, once at the District tourney in Yakima. My, oh my HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN??? The BOMBERS had blown out the Bulldogs by 20 in the regular season at RHS gym but only by 2 at Bulldog gym. It was unthinkable to drop those two tourney games to those guys. First game at District it was 47-49 then the last sad game at Regionals 54-57. Youch! BOMBER Mom Mrs. Davis, how did the "Bear" feel after that tilt? Still remember very well the parties in the hotel rooms the weekend of Regionals in 1971 at the Ridpath hotel. And after the game, they were throwing things out the windows... But there was always next year... and what a year '72 was! Mrs. Davis, Bomber Mom you asked about memories of '72... How 'bout those two Steves that year, huh??? #52 Steve "Bear" Davis (72) and #32 "Stubby" Neill (72) with help from #50 Pat "Hot-Shot" Hoke (72), #14 Dean Thompson (72), #30 Bryan Coyne (72) and #44 Jim Kasey (72) pulled the BOMBERS through to #1 IN STATE with more help from #10 Dave McVicker (74), #12 Nestor Mitchell (73), #20 Dick Cartmell (73), #34 Dave Emmons (73), and #42 Keith Prichard (73) Trivia question of the day: Can anyone name the teams Richland and Hazen beat to get into the finals that year? All for now. -Stu Osborn (71) ************************************************** >>From: Kim Molnaa Privette (75) The whole body counter was a very strange thing. I forgot all about that. I also forgot about the light green urine sample boxes. And not walking on the Bomb in the mixing area (monitored by the distinguished combination panel of judges (ranking the ladies 1-10) and bomb-police). When I tell people in Boise about these things or that I glow in the dark, they don't believe me... Brad Upton (74) - I took that intro class... can you still sing Silent Night in German??? I can and it scares me - remember caroling in the halls - that was HORRIFYING! When you know more about your Tri-City show, post it here... it will be a sold-out Bomber event! Might have to head that direction for a visit... even though I know you play Boise once in a while... and you are a funny guy! -Kim Molnaa Privette (75) ************************************************** >>From: Holly Chamberlain (76) I, too, have tried to describe the "whole body counter" experience to people who did not grow up in Richland and have had them shake their heads in disbelief. I was in third grade at the time, and the "whole" process of keeping track of what one ate, and laying down to be slid through the counting tube while strange noises were heard seemed mysterious and exotic and extremely scientific. These were the days before MRI equipment, etc. Like Marjo Vinther Burt (77), I too still have my impressive "thank you for participating" certificate. (It's in a scrapbook with other ephemera of the time like field day ribbons and public library summer reading program certificates.) The "thank you" seems a bit ironic now as we had no choice about whether we would do it or not. It seems to me that the whole body counter van ended up being parked for a long time on a lot near the public library. -Holly Chamberlain, '76 ************************************************** >>From: Mark Mattingly (77) In response to Julie Ham's (77) comments about the Whole Body Counter: In my adult life, every time I tell someone about 'dancing in DDT' (behind the mosquito foggers), they usually just say something like 'oh, well that explains a lot'. But when I tell people about the Whole Body Counter, I'm fairly sure that most of them think I'm making it up. It just sounds so strange. It came to Christ the King just once (interesting that it went to Jason Lee numerous times...), when I was in 2nd grade, I believe. I thought it was so cool! I seem to remember that they had us keep a chart of everything we ate for two weeks, and we turned that in as we entered 'the trailer'. Presumably, they matched up what each person had eaten with the amounts of undesirable 'element' in their bodies. Hmmmm... I remember that Kerry Zinsli kicked a soccer ball (he had a MEAN kick, I believe his preferred pitch was 'little bouncies') up over the trailer, and broke an antennae off the top. The residing nun seemed very concerned, but Kerry was well-respected for that feat. I've always been curious about the data that they collected in those studies. I actually did a search over the Internet a couple of years ago for information about the WBC, and found quite a bit, but nothing about the specific tests at CKS in those years. To Marjo Vinther Burt (77): I would LOVE to see a copy of that Whole Body Counter certificate. Maybe you could scan it, and have it posted on the web site. Too bad we all didn't get certificates for the 'ad-hoc' tests we all participated in by running around in clouds of DDT behind the mosquito foggers. Funny, but as an adult, mosquitoes never bother me... :) -Mark Mattingly ************************************************** >>From: Suzy Nuest Dickey (77) Hi, I'm having a great time reading everyone's memories. Please add me to your list. I'd like to say hi to Little Julie Ham (77) (I'll bet your Battelle certificate is still under your bed at your mom's house), Laurie Kramer (77) (do you still name your parakeets "Chili"?) and one of my favorite teachers - Irene Hays. -Suzy Nuest Dickey (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/3/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 24,794 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Bulldog today: Dick Roberts (49), Shirley Watts (49), Janice Wood (60 Bulldog), Patsy Noble (61), Jinny Barnett (62), Phil Jones (69), Cathy Lee (70), Mike Franco (70), Kelvin Soldat (71), Vic Marshall (71), Mike Davis (74), Marjo Vinther (77), Lee Ann Yarborough (89) ************************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) To Dick Harris (49): I remember well the Hawthorne (?) Green Metallic '36 Ford coupe that you had with the fender skirts that made it look slick. I lusted over that car and still do. I also remember one of those winter days driving back from Pullman to Richland in that car. You and I and 2 lady passengers (I'll leave it up to you to remember their names). The highway was sort of black (black ice) and you asked, "I wonder if it's slick?", pressed on the accelerator, spun out and we wound up in a snow bank along side of the road. As I remember, it wasn't a bad situation with little, if any, damage to your car and we were soon on our way again. You talk about seller's remorse, I talk about rider's remorse. You always had some great cars in which to take the ladies home or out for a date or even a ride home from Pullman. Ray Gillette's (49) memory of Women's dorm # 17, the first Hi-Spot, is quite accurate. What a great place for teenagers with too much on their minds. I enjoyed the first floor of pool and ping pong, but the second floor with dimmed lights and soft, swing music was where my heart was. My dad and mom (great dancers) practiced dancing with me for a few weeks. It was time to take the serious journey to the second floor, throw off the cloak of wall flower and ask for my first, Pat Doctor (48), I think, to dance. It was glorious and no stopping after that. The jitterbug was the next phase in the Hi Spot in the Community Center Building. Lucille Bravard (49) was the jitterbug lady of my choice, although there were many others. Bob Fitzpatrick and Dawn Weeks (49) were, indeed, the bells of the ball and a pleasure to watch. The March issue of the Smithsonian has a great article on the Lindy and jitterbugging. A style reborn, recycled and we'll all be the better for it.. Dear Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54), If you would be kind enough to provide us with a fax, email or snail mail address for the Columbia River Exhibition of History Science and Technology, (CREHST) I'm sure we would do our part to lobby them to extend the ABC Homes exhibit to include the dates of the 1999 reunion featuring the class of 49's 50th. It would be a welcome relief in between the party times. -Dick Roberts (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is a link to the CREHST site from the ALL Bomber Alumni Links site... in the 'SITES OF INTEREST' section. Their address is on their web site. -Maren ************************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) Hi Peggy Roesch (71): I was startled to see your message about your Dad, Bill Roesch. I worked for Bill as a secretary while his group was developing the whole body monitor. We searched the world looking for materials with a low radiation background count for which to build the monitor. Bill was a wonderful boss and brilliant in his field. You can't know how sad I feel in regard to his illness. I am involved heavily in environmental issues here in the state of Indiana and recently I served on the Indiana State Board of Health's Cancer Control Data Study Advisory Board. Our state and the county in which I live is well above the national average in cancer cases. Presently, I chair an organization that is building a 42-mile greenway through Southwestern Indiana; our prime purpose for the greenway is to act as an impetus to clean a very polluted waterway called Pigeon Creek which exits into the Ohio River. Most of the pollutants are suspected carcinogens such as Chlorodane and PCB's as well as some heavy metals. There are advisories out to not eat the fish, but unfortunately, many of our more impoverished citizens use the fish as a food source. Knowing your Dad, I suspect he has already researched the internet for new cancer treatments and/or experimental research in the field. I do know a book was published not long ago called "Best Doctors" or "Best Physicians". I am not sure of the title, but it is in most libraries now. This book supposedly gives the very latest information on highly qualified physicians and research in the field of cancer. I frequently think of my fellow workers in Radiological Physics and how much they contributed to my work ethic. Give your Dad my best regards and tell him I wish him well. He was one of my best bosses... and a very intelligent man. -Shirley Watts James (49) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni Site Guest Book >>From: Woods, janice (60-PHS) Date: Tue Mar 2 17:35:33 1999 Re: Atomic Frontier Days Graduated 1960, Pasco High School. Went to school in Richland from kindergarten to 4th. Still remember some folks but have lost touch. Would love to hear from Suzy Gunderson, LaVonne Miller, Izetta Bowen, Peggy Ganabien, Dickie Farr. We had an "E" house on Cullum? Right across from elementary school, my Dad owned the Rainbow Service Station for many years. I remember walking to the movies with my brother, Ken Woods, each Saturday afternoon. (We always wore our cap guns and holsters) and he had to hold my hand all the way. I can find no information on "Atomic Frontier Days" but remember them each year as lots of fun, complete with Queens and Courts (Sharon Tate) and Indians, Teepees, horses, all camped in City Square. How many remember the Public Health Nurse who came to your house and put a sign in the window if you had measles or mumps? Yikes! Long time ago. What a rad site, love to hear about the old times. I've attended several of Pasco's Reunions. Janice Woods (60) ************************************************** >>From: Patsy Noble Eichner (61) Re: Any info on the Whole Body Counter My husband was in the one who did the studies at the different schools. I am sure he would be glad to comment on any questions. -Patsy Noble Eichner (61) ************************************************** >>From: Jinny Barnett Howser (62) Looking for Pam Kidder are you out there?. I know you live in Spokane but don't know if you are on to the Sandstorm yet. Just wanted to let you know Laura had her baby, a girl. Number four, that make 2 and 2 (That's Laura Perry class of 87, for those who are interested.) Pam, Mandy would like your E-mail address if you have one. -Jinny Barnett Howser (62) ************************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Lee Bush (68) and other South-enders. We sure did enjoy smashing pennies on the railroad tracks. That was risky business we thought. On the way to Carmichael in the morning we would put pennies on the tracks that ran behind Atomic Lanes and south parallel to Goethals along that shelter belt. In the afternoon we would check on our project. We even tried big construction nails put cross-wise on the track. When they smashed, it looked like sissors. Great sport! My eighth grade year we came across an unfortunate deceased dog that was in a drainage ditch at Wellsian Pond. We watched it decompose on a daily basis for half the year. Doesn't sound real thrilling now but at 14, this was great stuff. -Phil Jones (69) ************************************************** >>From: Cathy Lee Cadd (70) We had forgotten about the DDT foggers. Only we didn't 'dance' we rode our bikes behind the machine. In October of 1997 Bob and I went to Tahiti to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. While staying at Club Med on Bora Bora we were warned to stay off the paths and make sure our doors and windows were shut at 5:00 every other day. Imagine our surprise when we saw the familiar 'cloud' come toward us. It was also pretty pointless to shut the doors and windows as we were staying in little bungalows that had shuttered doors and windows. The fog came right through. Took hours to get the smell out. Boy did that bring back memories. Also does anybody remember the steno teacher. Was it Mrs. Wiley? Her wig and the many layers of makeup didn't always match. I remember we used to turn the same homework in for about 3 or 4 days in a row. When did she finally retire? Can't believe the school district kept her on for so long. It's been fun to read the stories from the earlier grads. And to the guys of 70. Grow up. Haven't you guys outgrown p***ing matches yet? How are you making the world a better place? Hi Tedd. Lee Bush - tell sis Dorthy hi for me. -Cathy Lee Cadd '70 ************************************************** >>From: Franco (70) I remember in 72 in one semi Hazen came from 18 points down to beat Mercer Island. All the MI fans left early thinking that the win was in the bag. The first of a number of coach Pepple gag jobs! Actually the difference in the game was Hazen's plaid shorts.... remember those? And I can't believe that Stu Osborn (71) thinks some of us are stretching the truth!!!!! I can guarantee two things... I REALLY did shake hands with Pres. Kennedy and Rich Crigler (70) REALLY did marry several Carmichael girls!!!!! The only difference in significance of these events is that Crigler's cost a lot more money!!! Remember, mark down the weekend of June 18.... all us out of town Bombers are heading home for some "sharing of ideas" and traditional telling of great stories..... and crashing this class of 65 event.... -Franco (70) ************************************************** >>From: Kelvin Soldat (71) Nice to hear from members of the elite class of 71. Peggy, Your father was one of the "inventors" of the Whole Body Counter (WBC) and my father was one of the first people to operate it. I remember being the guinea pig to test it out before it was used at the schools. I have some pictures of it being used at school and recognize some of the kids. I also have some a few of the certificates. My father is also still living in town and talks about that monitoring program like it was yesterday. I'll see if I can dig up a photo to send in. Stu, To answer your trivia question, I believe Hazen beat Mercer Island on a miraculous 2nd half comeback and Richland beat Lincoln of Tacoma. My senior year we really probably had the best team in the state, just got caught up in the cross town rivalry thing which evens up the teams. If we had the same format then that they did later (sending 8 or 16 teams to state) Richland would have won state that year. I happened to run into Ray Traver just yesterday so he is still around here, I believe Clark Bennet is also. -Kelvin Soldat (71) ************************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall (71) To Mr. Crigler - Senility has finally set in - Bobo is Jim Simpson, Boo Boo is Mike Davis - keep your monikers straight. And by the way, Carmichael and Chief Jo girls were both great but most of the guys looked forward to the day ( 9th grade) when all those repressed CK ladies graduated to public school... -Vic Marshall (71) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Yes, I can remember the whole body counter, but my trip through the tube was very strange. I remember the process as being very slow and I found myself nodding off - only to be jolted back to consciousness after seeing visions of Franco shaking hands with JFK and Crigler making out with Merilee Rush! Mike Davis (74) TO: S.Osborn - Lincoln and Mercer Island ************************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther Burt (77) Mark Mattingly (77) - Re: the whole body counter certificate - I will attempt to scan it and send it in. It really is kinda cool! Holly Chamberlain (76) - I'd love to compare scrapbooks! Sounds like yours looks a lot like mine! Very important stuff, you know! I even found a copy of a Marcus Whitman newspaper (circa 1969/70) as well as a popcorn bag which I carefully documented as "my first bag of popcorn from Carmichael 7th grade" (pretty darn pathetic). However the crown jewel in my scrapbook has to be my copy of "Very Personally Yours"... all you girls remember that one, don't you? The booklet we received in 5th grade when we were herded into a room (and the boys were ushered outside) to watch THE movie! It's a pretty hilarious thing to read now. My favorite line in it says, "Don't dramatize yourself - smile, sister, smile!" Were we actually gullible enough back then to BELIEVE that this was something to look forward to?!! It must have been written by a man! -Marjo Vinther Burt (77) ************************************************** >>From: Lee Ann Yarborough Snyder (89) Just wanted to affirm everyone's love for the Spudnut. I have been skimming over everyone's comments for something that relates to me or my class and isn't the Spudnut something universal that unites us all? At my wedding last July my husband (a fellow Bomber) wanted a Spudnut cake and so they piled up a bunch of their cinnamon rolls and graciously iced the whole thing! It was the most beautiful (and tasty) groom's cake you can imagine. Did anyone else's class experience the "Spud Run?" This was where money was collected from everyone and your teacher sent one student to go get spuds for the whole class. Is this also universal? -Lee Ann Yarborough Snyder (89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/4/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 25,059 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Harris (49), Dick Roberts (59), Jim Bobo (56), Mike Brady (61), Gayle Dunn (62), Carol Converse (64), Tedd Cadd (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Susy Rathjen (71), Mike Davis (74), Anna Dempsey (76), Teena Stoner (79), Gene Trosper (84), Jenny Smart (87), Kareana Hupp (89) ************************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) My sister, Ethelyn (Ethel, Lyn) Harris Crowe (47) had a miniature pamphlet put out by the Richland H.S. Pep Club, circa. 1947. It was about 3"x1-1/4" in size. It had the rules for behavior at Columbia High. She had it in Florida this past summer and intended to give it to me, but somehow it has been misplaced. I had suggested that I might try to have it republished and available for the Club 40 Reunion in Sept. Does anyone out have such an item and would be willing to loan it for purposes of having it republished? Help! TO Dick Roberts (49): Yes, I remember that spinout, but my recollection was that was in the '36 Ford Coupe that was Washington Blue and happened on our way back to Richland to return our dates from a WSC dance. That one also had fender skirts, but didn't have the Columbia 2-speed rear axle. My date was Barbara Cole (50), as I remember it and I'm not sure who your date was! Those were the days! How about a Ping-Pong contest at the Club 40 Reunion as part of the '49ers 50th! You and I could challenge a couple of pansies, couldn't we. I might even have to practice if this thing got serious. Why don't you get Glenn Turner (49) to pick a partner, perhaps Joe Wilson (49)! See ya! -Dick Harris '49 ************************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) The cream is beginning to rise to the top as we approach the 49er 50th reunion. We hope everyone on line and otherwise will be able to attend. Dick Harris ('49 and that's not his age) and I are seeking youthful and active persons to play ping pong at the reunion. We are throwing down the gauntlet and challenge anyone to a doubles play. And, if someone wears out, a singles game will do. Will the organizers please make arrangements for a table to be available somewhere in the area, preferably at the hotel. If not at the hotel, then at the Hi Spot. Women players, mixed doubles, etc, are a good idea. Bring your grandkids, we'll even take them on. So, let's hear from you. A 49er cheers!! -Dick Roberts (49) ************************************************** >>From: Jim Bobo (56) RE: Jean Bobo DeBerry (49RIP) The DeBerry and Bobo families want to express our thanks for all your thoughts and prayers concerning Jean's passing. She was a great lady and will be missed by many out there in Bomberland. Thanks, -Jim Bobo (56) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) Billye Conley (61) jolted my memory a few weeks ago when she mentioned Mr. Bentley. Mr. Bentley was the PE teacher in the mid 50's at Sacajawea. In 1953-54 he was our 5th grade teacher for half of the day. Mr. Vardy, the art teacher, taught us the other half. Mr. Bentley and Mr. Vardy were wonderful guys, but I am not sure about their effectiveness as classroom teachers. I remember we got a lot of art in the morning and a lot of PE in the afternoon. None of the kids complained, however. I do remember one thing that Mr. Bentley taught us. That was his version of the Sacajawea cheer as I remember it. Ah reebo, a ryebo, a siz boom bah Siz get a cat trap bigger than a rat trap Siz get a rat trap bigger than a cat trap Six boom bah, Sacajawea Elementary School Rah, Rah, Rah The key to enjoying this chant is too start slowly and speed up as you finish! Well, maybe you had to be there... -Mike Brady (61) ************************************************** >>From: Gayle Dunn Sutton (62) Well now, this is my first foray into the Sandstorm Remember When..... Does anyone remember the sand hill between Cottonwood and the bypass highway? Used to be a phenomenal number of little creatures out there.... (ah hmmmm, a few little two-legged ones too. The Coles (Judy and Jackie), the Roddys and the Gulleys on the various corners . We used to have cheat-grass wars which went on for days. And how about Fourth of July fireworks at the Bomber Bowl? Used to love those times. I was a "bus-brat" during junior high and high school and remember the bus trips during the winter....... seems calling for bad-weather days wasn't invented yet. Bus went off the road a few times after we got past the Snake River bridge coming toward Richland. Exciting times for us then. Also remember the hot days on the bus during the end of school - had a bus driver who always had a supply of ice cream bars on hand for us. Does anyone remember the steam engines we used to shoot down the floor in Mac Hall? One of our classes imbedded one in the far wall. Wrecked that little sucker..... heh heh. And Ida May Mecum - ahh, the big aquarium in her class. Fed many a meal worm to those ravaging piscii. -Gayle Dunn Sutton (62) ************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO: Janice Woods (60-PHS) - I also remember the Public Health Nurse coming to my house when I had the Chicken Pox like it was yesterday. I had just finished kindergarten. I remember begging her to let me go outside to play, even though she told my mother that the heat wasn't good for me. Would make me itch more. I don't know when the nurses stopped coming to homes. I had the measles and mumps around the time that I was in 5th grade and no nurse came to our house. Does anyone remember when you were sick, going to the old hospital and being in this one large room? I remember one time of being there and had to wait for a very long time, it seemed, for my turn. On the other side of the room from where my mother and I were sitting, there was a bed. The kids would climb up on that to get their temperature taken, etc. I don't remember them changing the sheets or anything in between patients. I don't remember the whole body counter at all. TO: Cathy Lee Cadd (70) - I had Mrs. Wiley for shorthand also. I always thought she was weird. I didn't learn too much from her, as she had her pet students that she would call upon all the time. That's all for today. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) I went to the library last night and found two articles on the "new" junior high school. The first was dated May 13, 1948 and said it was being excavated and would be called Robert Gray Junior High School. The new school would accommodate 650 students and have 86,000 square feet. It also says it is named after a "famous Northwest educator" not the explorer Gray. The second was dated February 24, 1949. It stated the school would open on February 28, 1949 and have 550 students attending. It also stated the name was to be Carmichael Junior High School. There is a type-written quote on the first one. It quotes a book (Long Road to Self-Govenment, 1968, pg 20) as saying that the school is named after S. P. Carmichael who was superintendent of schools in Richland from 1923 to 1938. -Tedd Cadd (66) ************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Well I've been hearing about the Atomic Frontier Days, later became the Water Follies. My dad, Max Ehinger, was one of the rescue boat drivers, when they started having Hydro races. We had a Ski Barge called the Holy Scow. It wasn't much to look at but it could pull 5 skiers at a time! It was approximately 8' x 8' and had at first 85 horse Merc. then he got 100 horse Merc. He would sit in the middle of the race course and if any one crashed he'd go after him. He carried the divers on board to go after the driver if needed and to hook the Hydro up to save it if they could. There was one famous driver, can't remember his name, but he won many...... I've lost it, the big race they had in Seattle, that moved to The Columbia River, and held during the Water Follies? Anyway, he was a real JURK, and after Dad saved him and his boat..... well he (the driver) sorta fell into the water again!! LOL!! Dad did this until 1968, when they moved to Ephrata. We sold the boat to my God brother Danny Eilers and he still has the boat!! Great skiing boat, not much wake to go over while skiing. Enough chit chat!! Thanks for the Memories!! -Pam Ehinger Nassen 67 ************************************************** >>From: Susy Rathjen Whitney (71) This is to any any Lewis and Clarker out there. Did the Whole Body Counter come to L&C? I don't remember it. I DO remember keeping track of the foods we ate, for a couple of weeks, but don't remember any trip through the thing. Maybe I was sick that day? I was sick, as often as my mother would let me be, as I hated going to school. As for keeping track of the foods we ate, I remember only keeping track of breakfast and I was real bad about that and put it off until the last minute. Then I just made up what I had eaten. I didn't know why we were doing it. I thought they just wanted to make sure we were all eating a well balanced breakfast! Am I thinking of the right thing??? I think it was in 5th grade. -Susy Rathjen Whitney '71 ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Vic Marshall (71) Thank you for clarifying Crigler's inept attempt at spelling (Bo Bo vs. Boo Boo) Rich is not only old but phonically-challenged! -Boo Boo (74) ************************************************** >>From: Anna Dempsey Dixon (76) Hi everyone!! I don't know if I am having memory lapse or what BUT I don't remember the whole body counter thing... I do remember the bomb drills..... I have really enjoyed reading everyone's mail..we need to get more 76er's writing in though!! -Anna Dempsey Dixon (76) ************************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio (79) I've been lucky enough to find a few special "old" friends through all the alumni links, but I'm still searching for one in particular. Does anybody know where Betsy Engelbrecht (79) or her brother, Mike (80or81), are? Or if her folks live anywhere in town? I've tried everything I can think of to no avail. I believe they had family in Wisconsin somewhere... About the 'squito foggers... I lived on the other side of the mountains when I was elementary age but remember visiting my gramma often during the summers in Richland. My cousins and I would get so excited when we heard the fogger coming and dance around in the yard as it drove by. Since she lived on Van Giesen she wouldn't let us follow it. Lucky us. Ever wonder what that stuff has done do us? Maybe that's what happened to my memory... :-\ Later y'all, Teena Stoner-Giulio (79) ************************************************** >>From: Gene Trosper (84) TO Lee Ann Yarborough Snyder (89): Oh yes! I had Lonnie Draper for homeroom and he would have us pool our money for the most anticipated event of the day: The Spud Run!!! Ah, memories! -Gene Trosper (84) ************************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Ahhh, Spudnuts!!!! Just the mere mention of their name makes me want to load up the kids and run into town for breakfast! Lee Ann - Spudnut Runs (only a quarter a 'nut, if I remember correctly) are some of my most beloved high school memories, that and Nominations ---- I see we graduated within a few years of each other, so you probably had some of the same teachers I did, and experienced a Nomination or two in your RHS career. I think the best Nomination I had was in Qualheim's biology class (I was a sophomore, so it would've been in 85). It was the end of the year, and my friend Leslie and I were the ONLY ones left in the room who hadn't been Nominated ---- we were pretty good at talking our way out of a Nomination....... Q would un-Nominate you if you could come up with a "reasonable" response. Well, just the fact that we were the last ones was enough to do us in. Unfortunately for them, the class decided we would have to bring in our Nomination on the same day we were doing a dissection ---- of worms, to be exact ---- So naturally, Leslie and I brought in gummy-worms (along with the mandatory 'nuts), just to gross everyone out. It worked... we showed them that an unjust Nomination was fair game for a disgusting "treat". Incidentally, I always make it a habit of telling newcomers to the Tri-Cities about the Spudnut Shop, because it is such an icon of Richland. Long Live the Spudnut! -Jenny Smart Page (87) ************************************************** >>From: Kareana Hupp McColloch (89) Lee Ann, I remember those days too well, too. That brought back some really good times. The collection and the one person who got to run there and miss some school. It is nice to see a fellow classmate. Hope your doing well. -Kareana Hupp McColloch, class of 89 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/5/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 25,290 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and one Bomber Mom sent stuff in: Evelyn Meyer (46), Doreen Hallenbeck (51), Sue Garrison (58), Vera Smith (58), Donna Williams (60), Nancy Jones (60), Peg Sheeran (63), Pam Ehinger (67), Cathy Lee (70), Franco (70), Lois Clayton (72), Karen Rathjen (74) Ramona Morris (90), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ************************************************** >>From: Evelyn Meyer Crowder (46) To Dick Harris '49: I have not had time to respond to all of your wonderful recollections of Richland. Paul and I were married in 1947 at the United Protestant Church by The Rev Kenneth Bell. Rev Bell lived next door to my parents on Barth. Paul and I bought a trailer which we hoped to use at WSC when he returned to school. We lived in North Richland in the trailer park for a while. Our names came up on the housing list and we moved into a 1-bedroom prefab on Smith - it seemed huge compared to our trailer. We checked the trailer park out in Pullman - we were use to the nice flat lots with laundries, etc., in North Richland - the trailer park in Pullman was on a muddy hill. We were fortunate to rent our trailer out in Richland and lived at Hilltop Stables for awhile. Our name came up on a housing list again in Pullman and we moved into one of the one-bedroom prefabs you spoke about seeing there. I had worked as a secretary in Richland and Dr. Leo Bustad worked in the same department. He served as an advisor to the Animal Husbandry Department in Pullman - my memory is a little vague as to how that worked, but I would see him there as I worked for the Animal Husbandry Department also. Was sorry to hear of his and Mrs. Bustad's deaths. As for your sister Ethelyn '47--I remember her well. Think Paul talked to you at the last 40's reunion. Hope we will see you there next fall. To: Jim Bobo '56. We were so sorry to hear about Jean. We had inquired as to how she was doing and someone told us she was doing much better. Her death is a real loss. -Evelyn Meyer Crowder (46) ************************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) I recently discovered the CREHST link that was mentioned in Tuesday's Alumni Sandstorm. The memorial bricks for the walkway is an excellent idea. I personally don't feel that the $75 donation is unreasonable. Since my parents came to Richland in early 1944 it seems an appropriate manner to recognize their efforts to the Hanford site. Perhaps some of the other Alumni would like to take a look at this site. There are still bricks available. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ { ************************************************** >>From: Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett (58) Alphabet-house ornaments were such a hit that we're close to placing another order. I'll let you all know when that happens -- we'll have them by summer for sure. But we're needing some advice from those who lived in pre-fabs. There were 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units, but we're likely to only order one version -- probably the 2-bedroom variety, since there were more of those built. Here's the dilemma: should this ornament depict a FLAT roof or a PITCHED roof??? Can we hear from all of you who grew up in a prefab -- which roof would better reflect our Richland history? This project is sponsored by the Richland Seniors Association, a totally volunteer (IRS qualified tax-exempt) group that is trying to raise money for a new building. All proceeds go to the building fund. -Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) ************************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) Just want to pass on to the class of '58 and others that knew her, that Carol Ann Rowan (58) passed away on Monday, Feb 22/99. Haven't been over to see Grace, her mother yet, so don't know the details. Grace did tell me that she wants to do some kind of memorial for Carol Ann. Will advise later. -Vera Smith Robbins (58) ************************************************** >>From: Donna Williams Thompson (60) Hi my name is Donna Thompson, maiden name Williams, I graduated from Col Hi in 1960. I'm not certain just how much information you want here. I live in Mammoth AZ with my husband Robert. We have lived in AZ since 1972. I attended my 25th and 30th class reunions and hope to attend my 40th next year. I hope there is going to be one. I went to John Ball from 3rd through 6th grades, started 7th at Chief Joseph but we moved to West Richland so had to go to Carmichael. I was glad to see this web page. -Donna Williams Thompson (60) ************************************************** >>From: Nancy Jones Pritchard (60) One of my fondest memories was singing with Harley Stell and the BelCanto Trebelaires singing "In the still of the night". I especially recall one Christmas Season when we all dressed in our flannel night gowns or PJ's for the choir and went on buses out to the missile sites to entertain the troops. I have always been interested in music and over the years have heard many high school choirs. I don't think I've ever heard a group with the precision and depth of tone that we had at Columbia High under Harley Stell. Remember the guys in their flannel suits doing the Hawaiian War Chant .The gym would go wild when they started to sing. Remember taking Latin at 7 am in the morning so we could get all of the other classes in that we wanted to take. We had to be crazy I think. So where are you BelCanto members??? -Nancy Jones Pritchard (60) ************************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) Re: Carol Converse Maurer's (64) note regarding visiting nurses... I don't remember nurses, but I have an image of Dr. Albertowitz visiting our house when I had whooping cough, and I then I thought I remembered he was the coroner, so I wondered if I had my doctors mixed up. Any one remember doctors' visits? -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) To all Bombers!! Who of you had Mrs. Wiley? I had her for typing in 66, along with John Fuller 66, Harry Walker 67, Larry Hutchinson 68, Jim Howard 66, we all sat together and would exchange keys off our typewriters!! Really messed up the next class coming in. How about her trip to the Vatican? The day she showed her film Harry, John, Jim, Larry and there may have been more, but after the lights came on I was the only kid sitting in the the back corner there was one other girl (can't remember her name) in the front of the row left. Mrs. Wiley never missed them! Her peach dress she made an wore for weeks on end or the brown suit. The make up started fresh on Monday, but by Friday it was piled on, it made her face look...... like a Caked on mess! Just wondering when she did start teaching and when she retired? -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ************************************************** >>From: Cathy Lee Cadd (70) To: Gene Trosper (84) You mentioned you had Lonnie Draper (70) for homeroom. Does that mean he was a TEACHER. I went to school with him. Is he still there? Who'd a thought. Also, we sure wish someone would make a Spudnut Run to Redmond, Washington. Why don't some of you Richland people start an express service or something. There are days that I would pay $$ for a Spud. -Cathy Lee Cadd (70) ************************************************** >>From: M. Franco (70) WAITAMINUTE!!!!!!! Let me get this straight..... BOO BOO Davis (74) thanking Vic Marshall (71) for "clarifying something "?????? PALEEEEEEZZZZZ!!!!! C'mon Boo Boo... if you go to Vic for clarity then I think maybe you took a few too many charges from Bear...... and I don't want to hear of Crigler (70) taking any heat about his age.... that's the least of his shortcomings (don't worry Rich, I'm behind ya all the way!!!!) And Phil Jones (69).... I am still waiting for some Jim Jones softball stories.... -Franco (70) ************************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton (72) I do not remember the Whole Body Counter ever being at Lewis and Clark. It was definitely at Carmichael, but it was on a volunteer basis. I volunteered thinking that I would be a good candidate since I was born in Richland. -Lois Clayton Colton '72 ************************************************** >>From: Karen Rathjen Todd (74) To Susy Rathjen Whitney (71)- The whole body counter came to Lewis & Clark when I was in 5th(?) grade. I remember most of it very well. The man who came to our class to explain the counter and how to fill out the food diary, even his explicit instructions on how many sips from the drinking fountain it took to equal a cup and those few moments of laying still as I passed thru the counter. I recall getting a copy of my results later. Does anybody remember getting theirs? I think I still have them packed away with my certificate. I had always thought that only Richland school kids went thru this until we found a certificate for my husband (Bill Todd, PHS '74) who went thru Pasco elementary schools. His certificate is dated September 1967 and was signed by JK Soldat. Must be Kelvin's dad. So Susy, was it MY food diary you remember writing everything down on that you were eating? With both of us filling it in, must have made me look like a big eater that week!!! -Karen Rathjen Todd (74) ************************************************** >>From: Mona Morris Lenzke (90) I was just wondering last week when someone I knew would show up here. Kareana, how are you doing? I am glad to see some of us from the late 80s and early 90s corresponding here. Hope all is well with everyone. -Ramona Morris Lenzke (90) ************************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Does anyone remember where Mike got the name BOO BOO? I don't. Did you have something to do with that Richie Crigler (70)? Can't imagine why anyone would call him that, he was a perfect child you know', ask him - he will tell you. He was though (smile) The Spudnut Shop .- All the Davis kids worked there at one time another except for Jumbo ... Wonder if him staying skinny so many years had anything to do with him not working there. Man I miss those Spudnuts.. Val. I worked there for a while too and sure enjoyed the people that came in all the time. I still miss Barlow. My brother on a visit here liked those spudnuts so much I think he tried to get a franchise to sell them in MO. in his Cafe. What ever happened with that Bud? This web site here, the Sandstorm is just sort of a little "Spudnut Shop" itself isn't it with all the friendly people visiting on it? -BJ Davis, BooBoo's Mom *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/6/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 25,547 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff in: Jane Rollison (52), Marguerite Groff (54), Ramona Miller (54), Barbara Seslar (60), Vince Bartram (62), June Smith (63), Kathy Rathvon (63), Mary Sullivan (64), Linda McKnight (65), Mike Lange (67), Rick Maddy (67), Peggy Standefer (68), Franco (70), Boo Boo (74), Kareana Hupp (89) ************************************************** >>From: Jane Rollison Hightower (52) Definitely a FLAT roof. When we moved into a 2-bedroom prefab in 1945 from a trailer in Hanford, we nearly died from the heat the first summer. My father put our lawn sprinkler on top of the flat roof and the evaporating water helped cool us off a little (this was in the days even before swamp coolers). The pitched roofs were put in much later. I should mention that the sprinkler itself was a new appliance to us; where we came from in the Midwest, we let mother nature water the lawn. -Jane Rollison Hightower (52) ************************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) All this talk about those wonderful spudnuts always starts the juices flowing when I read about them every day in the Sandstorm. It makes me want to rush down there (about 8 blocks) and buy one; - but fortunately, common sense, and the perennial diet, keeps me from doing that. However, one of the perks of attending the 45th reunion of the class of 1954, will be that Saturday morning we'll have free spudnuts in the hospitality room. Now, that in itself should help some of you fence sitters make up your mind to attend the reunion. We'll use any kind of bribe we can to have a large successful reunion. And, if it takes fresh, warm, tasty SPUDNUTS, then so be it. Still looking for LOST CLASSMATES. I would appreciate it if while you are reading the Sandstorm that you would click to the link for the 1954 missing site: and see if any of the names ring a bell. Also, much thanks to those of you that have helped me locate about a dozen of our missing. I have had opportunities to reconnect by phone with a couple old friends, and it's been great. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ************************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Garcia (54) The prefab roofs were FLAT until they we rebuilt (somewhat) with foundations and real roofs. They flew off with each wind that blew in from the Southwest along with the garbage cans, trikes, wagons, dog fences and anything else that might not have been securely nailed down. If anyone thinks that Richland is totally culturally and physically barren now should have been here in 1944. The note regarding Harley Stell stirred many memories. He was a great music director. Most of the gals would try out for choir even if they couldn't sing just to get to look at him for an hour each day. However, it was a real pleasure to sing in his advanced choir for three years, ending up "taking state" in 1954. Vonna Claire Millard Kerr was in the Bel Canto; she now lives with her retired Navy Captain husband, Daryl, in Oak Harbor, WA. -Ramona Miller Garcia 1954 ************************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush (60) I've seen several comments about how "different" Mrs. Wylie was. I did notice she was a character but I also did learn first year shorthand from her. She would drill and drill. I kind of enjoyed her for a change of pace. And I used the shorthand for much of my career. -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush (60) ************************************************** >>From: Vince Bartram (62) In response to the question from Peg Sheeran Finch (63) on home visits from doctors. You bet I remember them. If memory serves, it was Dr. Albertowitz who visited my brother, Gary, and I when we both came down with one of those childhood rites of passage (mumps, measles, etc.) at the same time. We lived at 408 Abert then. This would have been about 1952, and I don't remember a house call as being all that unusual. -Vince Bartram (62) ************************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) This is to Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) about Ms. Wiley.... I had her as a typing teacher. Guess you can say I was teacher's pet. I loved typing... still do! She would give me an automatic A on tests without me taking them! She would send me on errands! I think it's because I thought she was so pretty... and that beautiful fur coat she wore! (That's what teacher's pet do). BUT........ after school I went to her class and asked her to time me on the tests (just to prove to myself that I could do it). I was good! Ah yes... Ms. Wiley! I did learn a lot from her.... including how to dress! To Gene Trosper (84): About the express spudnuts? Won't work... My sister (a long time ago) brought me spudnuts back with her.... they were stale... lost their freshness and fluffiness. Been there... done that. -June Smith Colletti (63) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathvon (63) Just got back from 9 WONDERFUL!! days in Costa Rica. Spent 3 nights and 4 days in a place called Drake Bay - hot, humid, close to water, lots of bugs - a fabulous place. Everyone complained about bug bites, esp. mosquitos. I had not one bite. I swear there is some benefit to having followed those DDT trucks. -Kathy Rathvon '63 ************************************************** >>From: Mary sullivan (64) It's been interesting to read the "entries" regarding the Whole Body Counter and I believe it was "after my time"!! Can anyone tell me what they did with the results?? I had to laugh because I remember that when "we Sullivan's" got our first TV (about 1955 or so) our Mother made us sit clear at the end of the room and in the "dark" with shades closed so the "rays" from the TV wouldn't "harm" us! To Cathy Lee Cadd (70) I rather enjoy some of the members of the class of 70 "ribbing" one another - One of great aspects of "this site" is that we can't see one another so our "vision" can remain as far back as we wish it to be!! Only with Bombers - only with Bombers people!! Bomber Cheers as always, -Mary Sullivan (64) ************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) Okay, does anybody remember doing really rebellious things to poor Mr. Gentle? I had a math class next door and it was awfully noisy from that classroom. I don't think anyone learned any Calculus. Also, I had Mrs. Wiley for typing, and the day that President Kennedy died, she came in and wrote on the board in great big letters "PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS DEAD" I wasn't sure if she wanted us to write that sentence 100 times or what??? Also, Donna Fredette (65) was in the back of the classroom sobbing hysterically. Donna had run to my Spanish class (Mr. Briggs), to tell us of the assassination. It was a horrible day. About Mr. Briggs, half my class was left handed and of course all us left handers didn't have desks so our elbows stuck out in the aisle. He said he was teaching a bunch of retards..... He was left handed, too!! He was my favorite teacher. Who owned that beautiful purple Chevy - I think it was a '56, and I think it was named the Purple Passion - I loved that car. My dad and brother used to race at the Go-Kart track, and that's where my love for racing began. I don't race, (good spectator) but I almost did about 3 years ago. I bought a 68 chevelle that was all decked out for drag racing and then had to sell it because I didn't have anywhere to store it. Yes, guys, we gals also can have mid-life crises. -Linda McKnight (65) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Mike Lange (67) Date: Fri Mar 5 07:50:26 1999 Hi!! Just wanted to take a minute to say that you have done a great job with this page. For those who may still remember me, I am still living on the east coast but my heart is still in Richland. I married a frederick, md girl while still in the Army in '69.... she is still putting up with me after 30 years. We have 2 kids (girl 28 and a son 23). and an 8 year old granddaughter. We are soon moving to the east coast of North Carolina in the mid summer (talk about extreme coast to coast). Well, enough about me.... Great Web Page!!! -Mike Lange (67) ************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: Dr. Albertowitz house call Dr. Albertowitz visited my house. He even had a black bag. Although, I can't remember which disease I had. -Maddy (67) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Peggy Standefer Christensen (68) Date: Thu Mar 4 21:31:55 1999 tri-cities it's good to see that others have an interest in the tri-cities, especially when one does not live there any longer. I miss my river!!!!! -Peggy Standefer Christensen (68) ************************************************** >>From: Franco (70) Boo Boo was the little bear's sidekick on Yogi Bear..... hence "Bear" and "Boo Boo".... who gave him the name in the first place I don't know... maybe Stubby Neill knows. -Franco (70) ************************************************** >>From: BOO BOO (74) FINALLY! An acknowledgment from Franco, good buddy of JFK. Crigler, you are in big trouble. Franco states that he is behind you all the way. Kinda like having a kleenex as a blocking guard against the Denver Broncos!! -BOO BOO (74) ************************************************** >>From: Kareana Hupp McColloch (89) Well hello Ramona. How are you these days? I am doing fine. Yes it is great to see us late 80's and early 90's corresponding. I will send you an email and chat with you. -Kareana Hupp McColloch 89' *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/7/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 25,780 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and one spoofer today: Dick Harris (49), Carol Converse (64), Gary Behymer (64), Louise Moyers (65), Judy Moyers (67) ************************************************** I'll be away from my computer until 3/9/99 - Maren ************************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) To Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett (58) Here's one vote for flat roofs for prefab ornaments. That's the way they were, when our families made the transition from our established lives with family elsewhere in the country to be part of something special to help the "Big War" effort. The gabled roofs, etc. came later and certainly made them more comfortable, but we shouldn't forget what our parents endured initially. These inconveniences included no telephones; watching the linoleum turn from blue to brown during the frequent dust storms; the plastic weather stripping on the horizontally sliding windows, that cracked or broke off, from exposure to the sun and thus allowed the dust to flow right into the house; tasting the sand on the sheets and pillowcases; constant unfolding and folding of the dining room table, following each meal; the lovely masonite mailboxes that the flap cover would inevitably fall off from use, just to name a few. -Dick Harris (49) ************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) - I was thinking that Dr. Albertowitz (sp) was a doctor way back when. I had Dr. Corrado as my doctor. He specialized in allergies and seeing that I had asthma as a child, he was a frequent visitor to my house. Don't remember when they gave up house calls and we had to start going to their offices. Sure was nice when you were sick, that you didn't have to get up and get dressed. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ************************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) I have 4 photo copies of the 1948 80-page Dupus Boomer cartoon book by Dick Donnell. Please contact me if you are interested. Copies of Bomber Mania...The history of Richland High School Basketball 1953-1980 are still available. (There are 8 left.) Please contact me. This is a must for Bomber fans. There are LOTS of live links on the 'Bomber Mania' web page that will take you to tournament programs pics and team pics from 1955 to 1989. Anyone wanting back issues of the Alumni Sandstorm can do so by requesting them via e-mail. Back issues start with August and run almost daily. They can go as an 'attachment' or in the body of the email. Help is needed on class 'web pages'. If you think you might be interested in taking over your class year 'web page', please contact me for further information. I have used up most of my allotted space. Some class years, seventies mainly, are getting too big again. Please consider this request. Did you realize that on the world wide web that the most oftened 'look up' was UFO? In the Alumni Sandstorm the most talked about item is??? We won't tell you but it's made with potato flour. Why not check out your Richland Bomber Class Year 'link that can be found at If you find there is a spelling error, you were placed in the wrong year, incorrect email address, or you cannot find your address at all, please let me know so that I might add it. Some of the addresses have been lost in a tirade of 'deletes'. -Gary Behymer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Louise Moyers (65) Yes, I remember the Public Health nurse coming to the house, but never Dr. A. When we had an appointment in his office, though, you always got a NICKEL from a roll he kept in the bottom right hand drawer of his desk. The other infamous Docs during our day were Dr. Corrado and Dr. Liddington. Went there a lot, too. I remember one time having chicken pox so bad, and the PH nurse instructed my mom to give us alcohol baths - good lord, I can hardly stand the smell to this day! I certainly enjoy these strolls down memory lane! -Louise Moyers (65) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Judy Moyers Lash (67) Date: Sat Mar 6 18:29:35 1999 What fun to read about everyone! -Judy Moyers Lash (67) ************************************************** >>From: Entry for the ALUMNI Sandstorm came in from '' ... since we never SENT an ALUMNI Sandstorm to this e-mail address and since the entry wasn't 'signed', we're not including it. If the Bomber who sent this in wants to let us know who they are, we'd be happy to include the entry in a future issue. -Maren *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/8/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 26,295 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff in: Ray Hall (57), Kathy Rathvon (63), Jill Lange (64), Kipp Quinlan (64), Cheryl Moran (66), Tedd Cadd (66), Lee Bush (68), DeYonne Ware (73), Karen Davis (76), Kati Ash (78) ************************************************** >>From: Ray Hall (57) I used to sit up in the old gym with a score book in hand and keep score of the home games. Still have it. Would come to the gym about 2 or 3 in the afternoon on Saturday and the janitor would let a few of us inside to shoot some hoops until about 5:30 - then he would escort us to the front of the ticket line. I think his name was Hartley, or Mr. Webber. Good old days and great games with Wapato and Pasco. -Ray Hall (57) ************************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathvon (63) My brother, Hal (Juggy), always had ear infections. I remember Dr. Kahn making house calls to check on my brother. I had my tonsils out when I was 4 (1949 or 1950). Dr. Hulsman was the doctor. I remember the ether as an anesthetic - the mask they placed over my mouth, the instructions to count backwards from 100 and the incredible swirls of colors I had as dreams. I must have been in the hospital for 5 days and Dr. Hulsman always gave me a nickel whenever he stopped by. -Kathy Rathvon ('63) ************************************************** >>From: Jill Lange Peterson (64) Hi Cousin Mike Lange, I am Jill Lange Peterson who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. This site is great fun. It was terrific to hear about your life. I haven't seen you in over 30 years. My family is doing fine. Mom is living in Kennewick and is 83 years old. Dawn and her family live 4 miles away. They still have your dad's dog, Luke. He is a character. My daughter is 26 years old and lives in Minneapolis where she works at Augsburg College. I am a teacher. Take care! Jill Also hi to Patsy Noble and Mary Sullivan! -Jill Lange Peterson (64) ************************************************** >>From: Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) To Vince Bartram (62) Home visits by Doctors, I remember Dr. Love a woman doctor (some might have thought she was a nurse at that time because there were not may lady doctors). Also remember Dr. Liddington - his twin boys graduated Col Hi. -Kipp (Quinlan) Schmidt (64) ************************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) Thanks, Dick Harris (49), for your detailed description of early life in a prefab. My husband's family, Jim (65), lived in a 3 bedroom prefab on the corner of Perkins and Torbett till he was in the 4th grade. We have a framed photo of his mother in an apron standing at the kitchen sink. He says his dad used the small storage room to the side of that kitchen as a darkroom. Jim was not very happy to leave that prefab and move into an F house (till he became aware it had an upstairs and a basement). He says his vote is for the flat roofed version. Our family doctor was Dr. McCartney and, I too, remember he came to our house a couple of times. Wish they still offered that service today. -Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) ************************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) I certainly remember the tricks people pulled on Mr. Gentle. I was witness to several. But, it felt embarrassed-funny to me. I was one of those people who enjoyed calculus (yeah, some of us are still a little strange). Mr. Gentle knew his stuff and I learned a lot from him about math and even a little about how good mercy can be. I, for one, am sorry I didn't stand up for him. -Tedd Cadd (66) ************************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) Regarding: Spudnut Runs. I'm sure Val enjoys all the stories about the Spudnut shop whether she is reading them or being told about them by those that still drop in or hang out there in the mornings or during lunch. Speaking of Spudnut Runs - while I was working for the Richland Police Department and assigned as the Community Relations Officer (76 thru 79 - if memory serves me right), I used to teach three Law Enforcement Classes. One class each at Hanford Junior HS, Chief-Jo Junior HS and Carmichael Junior HS comprised of 7th thru 9th graders. REAL teachers would stay for class attendance until I arrived then I taught the subject material. Anyone remember being one of my students? This was a great time of my career! As a result, my family hated going to Columbia Center Christmas shopping with me because of everyone that would come up to me and say, Hi or introduce me to their parents. It would take us forever to get from one end of the mall to the other, however, it was fun. Anyway, it was not unusual for me to show up at class with Spudnuts for the class. Students would tell me school rules didn't allow such a thing. I told them it was okay since who were they going to call, the POLICE! Surprise! I was already there! Also, one class at Chief Jo got to see a film, that I didn't preview, which was a documentary of "Woodstock". How surprised I was when all these "Woodstockers" were shown dancing around "a la natural". I stopped the film. With the class asking me turn it back on, all I could think about were the parents' reactions and visions of being fired. This was quite a foo-pah back then. I NEVER HEARD A THING! Maybe that's why I made the Spudnut runs - to keep the informants quiet. How embarrassing but funny every time I relate it to others. Let me know if you were in any of my classes, since I know of four who went on to careers in law enforcement. Later. -Lee Bush ('68) ************************************************** >>From: DeYonne Ware Southwick (73) This message is to W.R.Buchanan. Randy, you are the one who let me know about the Sandstorm yet you never write in. You must have graduated in '57? Not many from your era are writing in with recollections. I know there are alot of guys who graduated with you still around. I happen to know some of them. Not from high school of course. I am just a babe. Ha! Love this site. Keep it up. I am thinking of getting some of the last whole class of Bombers from '73 to crash the 40th. Sounds like fun. Let us know when the big weekend is. The more the merrier, right? -DeYonne Ware Southwick '73 ************************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer (76) Now Michael -- Who was the first BooBoo -- be honest? Problem was it is stated that booboo means a mistake -- and I was the first BooBoo. Sob, sob --- well, I think my folks ended up loving me anyway!!!!!! Boy, I can sure tell who are the teachers or involved with kids on this web page --- Creative aren't they or what? -Karen Davis Scheffer 1976 ************************************************** >>From: Kati Ash Noehrenberg (78) Regarding the scope of the Whole Body Counter, I remember that it came to Fruitland Elementary in Kennewick in the mid 1960's. I really liked it and wanted to go through again and again. No such luck, I only went the one time. Does anyone know if it went to schools outside the Tri-Cities? Does anyone remember the Hot Wheels and Campus Queen lunch boxes? They came with spinners and magnetic pieces that allowed two players to compete at a game printed on the back of each box. When they came out, I had to work really hard to convince my mother that I needed a new lunch box. -Kati Ash Noehrenberg, class of 1978 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/9/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 26,330 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff in: Clifford Judd (49), Walt Bailey (60), Danny Raddatz (64), John Wingfield (66), Roberta Gross (70), Linda King (79) Stephen Schraedel (79) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Clifford Judd (49) Date: Mon Mar 8 23:41:19 1999 Great web site, see you at the 50th reunion -Clifford Judd (49) ************************************************** >>From: Walt Bailey (60) Anybody know the history of Mr. Dunton at Carmichael? -Walt Bailey (60) ************************************************** >>From: William Raddatz (64) I heard rumors of a dead fish being left in Mr. Gentle's desk one Friday afternoon and of a large pin-up being slid under the door to his classroom. There were also times when assorted noises emanated from various parts of the room. I liked Mr. Gentle's class. I think I took two classes from him. This was before calculus was offered. I learned stuff that my students today have never heard of. -Danny Raddatz (64) ************************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Hi again, Carol Converse Maurer (64) in her entry on 3/4/99 mentioned going to the old hospital. My mother (Jean Wingfield) was a nurse at the old Kadlec Hospital from the mid forties until mid sixties and spent most of those later years working in "First Aid" as they called it then. It was as you described it a spacious room, the waiting room up front was somewhat stark with the old metal chairs with a little padding for the "wait". In the treatment room, behind the desk was a sparse array of tables and counters with equipment and medicines. In her musings Mom has talked as if it was run like a family business in those days, with nurse and staff working for low wages to make ends meet. She went to work at Hanford before I went to college because "the cost of living" was about to go up. A few years ago I had occasion to visit the new hospital E.R. I was driving my two sons to Richland to visit The Folks when we were hit by a 16 year old lad high on testosterone in his Chevy Monte Carlo (he ran a stop sign - he didn't even see - I'm sure he was going to see his girlfriend.) Totaled both cars and my older son was roughed up a bit so we went to E.R. It was such a contrast to what I was used to (25-30 years earlier). It was just like a hospital in a metro area. There was such an innocence and simplicity in growing up in Bomberville. -John Wingfield (66) ************************************************** >>From: Roberta Gross Darrow (70) Gudrun Witt Zimmer (70) is having trouble with her email so she asked me to do it. Gudrun missed the recipe for the Cafeteria Chili that was in Sandstorm a while back. Is there any chance that is was saved and could be forwarded to her? Thanks for all of your help! -Roberta Gross Darrow (70) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Linda King Goetz (79) Date: Mon Mar 8 23:15:39 1999 What a great thing! Add me to the list. We our having our 20 year reunion this summer and are still looking for lots of classmates. My parents both graduated from RHS in '49 and were looking forward to the 50th this Sept. but sadly my Dad, Raymond King, passed away 2/15/99. My mother, Norma Culverhouse King is active with the planning of the reunion. It's fun to compare notes with her. All of my brothers also graduated from RHS. Steve King '73, Kevin King '75, Dan King '77 and Rob King '81. The mosquito truck memory cracked me up!! I did that too. -Linda King Goetz (79) ************************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) Does anyone remember the natural mud slide / waterfall just south of Richland? You would need to cross the overpass as if traveling south toward Kennewick. Turn off on the first exit to the West. From there you would drive West a few miles and turn off on a little dirt road. During the times I went, my brother was driving, so I might not have the specifics on the location. If you've been there, you'll remember it. Down through the brush, there was a natural water slide. The mud was soft enough that one could slide down the falls without padding and the ride was nonabrasive to one's back side. A tree branch hung over just the right spot so that one could walk toward the falls, hang on the branch to check if the falls were clear below. Once the coast was clear, you could release and ride the falls about 10 to 15 feet??? We could spend hours there and it seemed that all of the water slide was under shade and secluded. What a place! I've seen another like it. Are there any others with memories of this place? -Stephen Schraedel (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/10/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 26,451 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff in: Donna Williams (60), Eileen Kline (61), Rose Boswell (61), David Rivers (65), Christopher Lih (67), Christi Hubbard (74), Kelly Weil (81), Kelley Peterson (85) ************************************************** >>From: Donna Williams Thompson (60) I contacted my friend Rose Boswell Smith (61) and let her know about this site. She has email but can't visit the web pages. Rose asked me to write and find out if anyone out there might be looking for her. Her email address is: [deleted for her privacy]. I have really been enjoying looking through your site, it's great! Thanks, -Donna Williams Thompson (60) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Eileen Kline Hamilton (61) Date: Sun Mar 7 04:54:20 1999 Hi Jim and Patty Who would believe that people would be able to get in touch with friends they haven't heard from in 20 years using their computers. This is a great idea. I am with the class of 61. Speak to me folks. -Eileen Kline Hamilton (61) ************************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) We came to Richland in 1948 and I went to John Ball then to the Richland schools. Carmichael and Col Hi. graduated in 1961. I look forward to reading all the memories. I think we were in an unusual place to grow up. I still remember the bomb drill and the sirens every Monday, I think. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ************************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Spudnuts I remember (before I was in second grade and we moved over to Acacia, where I attended Spalding), walking across GW way from 1309 Haines (Then next door to the Reeds -- Johnny, Larry, Vonnie, Sharon, Jerry and Billy Lipke -- now next to where Kenny Peterson lives) and buying spudnuts on Sunday morning. What a great job that was and what a grown up I must have felt, being allowed to go all that way by myself (two blocks at best) to get those spudnuts. I used to stare at the bag for hours and try and figure out if the little spudnut guy holding the bag with the picture of the little spudnut guy holding the bag with the picture of the little spudnut guy holding the bag... just went on for ever. As a boy of little brain, I must have needed a life to spend all that time thinking about the spudnut guy holding the bag... When the 65ers hit town every year, the first place we hit is the Spudnut Shop. Val has learned to dread our coming. Last year we dragged her out of the beauty shop. One time, several years ago, we walked in and Terry Davis was going to impress the woman behind the counter... He said "I used to buy spudnuts here right from the owner before you were born... before anyone ever thought of putting a Denny's over there." Val answered..."I learned to make these things from the owner..." Someone wrote the other day that delivered spudnuts weren't very good. I can't say personally for sure what they taste like after delivery, but I know I used to federal express them to my dad from Richland to Las Vegas when I would be in Richland and that old man NEVER once complained... and there were never any left! -David Rivers (65) ************************************************** >>From: Christopher Lih (67) With all this talk of doctors, hospitals and emergency rooms, I was wondering if anyone had memories of my father, Dr. Bjorn Lih? He and my mom are still living in Richland. I'd love to hear anything you would like to share. Thanks, CB (Christopher) Lih (67) Keep it going 'round and 'round, brethren. ************************************************** >>From: Christy Hubbard Oviatt (74) Miss Wiley's typing class was one I will always remember. Unfortunately, she should have retired before that time. I'll always remember her frequently wearing her wig backwards, and her clothes not being quite right. You could skip her class and never have to bring a note, she would never notice. The office apparently got enough complaints that she was gone at the end of the first quarter. She told us on her last day she had been betrayed by us as Jesus had been betrayed. She gave me a D in the class! This may surprise some of you who knew me. I'll admit, typing was not my favorite subject but I did try! Does anyone know what happened to her after that? I wonder if she was in early stages of Alzheimer's or something. -Christy Hubbard Oviatt (74) ************************************************** >>From: Kelly Weil Austin (81) Hey, ditto on the cafeteria chili request. Could that one be reprinted? I must have been moving and missed a few sandstorms when that one came across the wire. I have to have a chili recipe to go with the AWESOME cinnamon roll recipe. I figured out how to make the cafeteria cinnamon roll recipe in my bread maker using the dough setting. If anyone wants the directions for that, let me know. Where are all you 1980's Bombers? Some of us were writing to the ALUMNI Sandstorm for a while, but then we dropped off. I'll start writing every week if it will encourage others to do the same. -Kelly Weil Austin (81) ************************************************** >>From: Kelley Peterson (85) To Linda King Goetz (79) - Hi Kingy!! How is everything? Auntie Jo sent me this web site, it is so funny to hear all the stories. I am so sorry to hear about your father. How is your family doing? I was thinking about the EWU days when we both lived up that way! It has been quite a while since then. I am going to see all the Douglass clan at Lake Tahoe this year. I think Cathy and her family are going also. Do you talk to Cathy? I saw that you are planning your reunion. That should be a lot of fun! Hopefully I will see you soon on a visit to Washington State! -Kelley Peterson (85) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/11/99 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 26,727 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Ralph Myrick (51), Sandra Atwater (51), Doris Van Reenan (61), Jack Grouell (61), Gary Behymer (64), David Rivers (65), Nola Alderman (69), Mike Franco (70), Jim Geier (71), Spencer Houck (71) Brad Upton (74), Kim Molnaa (75), Sheryl Romsos (76), Julie Ham (77), Kim Edgar (79), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) To Clifford Judd (49). Were you any relation to the Judd's in Aztec, NM? I had a Shirley Judd in my fifth grade classroom. -Ralph Myrick (51) ************************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Sure quite a bit about Kadlec Hospital and thought I would add a bit. My Mother, Helen O'Donoghue worked in Medical Records in the forties and in the early fifties. I also worked their one summer in the early part of the fifties. I did mother and baby charts - anyone ever have Dr. Peterson? A couple of other gals worked in the Medical Records and we would bring our lunches to work and we would go up to the swimming pool at lunchtime for a quick swim - we did have fun! One time one of the gals and I had to go way to the back of the hospital to a file room and right across from the file room was the morgue, so we decided we would be very daring and look into the morgue. It wasn't a very big room and it only had two "ice boxes" and shelves that had jars with parts of the body in them! We really had to decide to be very brave and open one of the "ice boxes". It took awhile to make the decision and when we did, we saw something white inside and we screamed and jumped backwards! Well, we just had to look again and make sure it was "someone" and when we did, we saw that it was only a crumbled sheet! The incident was something to always remember. Also, lots of spudnut stories and even way back in my time in high school there are memories of the spudnut and they were and I guess from hearing stories, are so very good. Right now, wish I could have one. Bye for now. -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ************************************************** >>From: Doris Van Reenen (61) Speaking of Cinnamon Rolls do I have a story. First, thanks so much to Darwin Perkins (69) for the recipe. Well, I finally made them last Sunday and they were great made two large pans full and my Husband took one pan to work. It turns out a Lady named Annie who is the head of Human Resources, for the company's Phx branch is a 57 or so Richland Grad, and her mother worked in the cafeteria for 20 + years. Well she tells my husband she took one of the cinnamon rolls home and popped it in the micro and gave to her mother. Her mother took the first bite and on the second had a funny look on her face and with the third bite ask where did you get this from. She said a man at work brought them in his wife made them, and her mother said well this is the Richland School recipe where did she get it from. So she told her I was a Richland Grad also and had gotten it from the Sandstorm. Wow what a small world and hard to believe that she could tell by the taste even working with that recipe all those years that that cinnamon roll was made from the same recipe. I also did not get the chili recipe and would love to get it too. Thanks again Darwin. -Doris Van Reenen 61 ************************************************** >>From: Jack Grouell (61) During my time at Col Hi, Mr. Gentle was known as "Tiger" . Towards the end of the '61 school year a couple of us decided to "correct" the name on his assigned parking stall. A couple of cans of spray paint, a "Tiger" stencil I made in Mr. Tillemans Mechanical Drawing class and a late evening visit to the teachers parking lot and the deed was done. I also know who was responsible for the theft and eventual return of Mr. Gentle's beloved Star Chart that same year. Does anyone remember the "Senior Wills" published in the last Sandstorm of the year? jg -Jack Grouell (61) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Last Call for Dupus Boomer...those of you wanting a copy of Dick Donnell's early Hanford years... Dupus Boomer... please let me know now or Maren will start sending me an overdue notice... The only payment I ask for is reimbursement for the postage... $3.20 'express mail'. Last Call for Bomber Mania... the book that is... you know... basketball highlights from 1955 to 1980... $8.00 postpaid via 'express mail'... I pay postage. You know you're a Cougar fan if you went to the Rose Bowl in 1998. You know you've been around a long time if you can tell me what color the Richland 'Rose Bowl' was before it was painted pink (;-) -Gary Behymer (64) ************************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Mrs. Wiley: If Christy Hubbard Oviatt (74) had Mrs. (Miss?) Wiley in '74, and I had her in '64 or '65... I'd say she did pretty well, considering she was not a young person when I had her. I loved that class... "keep your feet flat on the floor - asdfghjkl;" I mean what a cool way to spend an hour... "asdfghjkl; asdfghjkl; asdfghjkl; asdfghjkl;" The only other place I might have rather been is down at the handball court, at Zips, at my girlfriend's, at the flume, at Parker's basement... but if I had to be in School... may as well "asdfghjkl; asdfghjkl;" Actually I didn't spend very much time doing asdfghjkl; I spent most of my time typing the words to current songs... "Mrs. Brown you've got a lovely daughter..." asdfghjkl; "We were out on a date in my Daddy's car, we hadn't driven very far..." asdfghjkl; "Robbin' people with a six-gun..." Ahhhhhh, those were the days! -David Rivers ('65) ************************************************** >>From: Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) Remembering Drs. house calls Dr. Corrado comes to mind, I wasn't even in school yet but had the chicken pox, in places we didn't even know we had at that age, he was (and is) one of the nicest people I've ever met, made my worried and frustrated mom and me feel a lot better. -Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) ************************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) I never had Ms. Wiley but my memories of her are equally as sad as Christy Oviatt's in 74. Her appearance indicating that something was up. I remember stories of Mr. Gentle's class also and never had him either. We were ruthless, however, with Morley Paul. We were absolutely cruel in our disregard for his feelings. It just seemed so natural to see what we could get away with. We made him absolutely miserable. Something I am not proud of now. Scott Haney (who now as a Naval Officer is the first family's dentist) and I (who's now a high school counselor) were comparing memories of the stunts we pulled off in the back of his class. I'm sure we may both rot in hell for being so unkind. We were, however, extremely funny. -Phil Jones 69 ************************************************** >>From: Franco (70) It was kind of fun to hear some of your stories about the doctors in Richland. John Wingfield, I remember your mom, nurse Mrs. Wingfield and that waiting room in the "First Aid" area of the old hospital. When I was young my dad (Dr. Robert Franco) used to try to make rounds after dinner time so he could eat with all of us at a decent hour (later, with six of us kids I think he preferred quiet so he would eat later... after us). During the summer months when I didn't have to get up for school in the morning Dad would take me with him down to Kadlec, the old one. This would have been in the late 50's, early 60's. Dad had a sky blue 1958 Alfa Romeo convertible. He and I would ride down GW Way with the top down which I thought was VERY cool! Dad would always deposit me in the First Aid waiting room, to be spoiled by the likes of Mrs. Wingfield and the other great nurses (all sorts of suckers and candy). Talk about everyone being family, it seemed that everyone knew everyone! I remember one evening, due to a misunderstanding, a nurse took me to a room and sat me on a bed, suggesting I undress. I was petrified! Dad finally showed up, laughing. It seemed that the nurse assumed I was to be admitted. I thought the hospital was pretty cool but I had no interest in actually being a patient! It's great to hear from our neighbor Christopher Lih. Seeing your dad's name reminds me of the first and only time I was admitted as a Kadlec patient. I was in third grade (about 1960) and we were living in the corner house at 1909 Davison. I had been out playing football in someone's yard and took a hit that hurt so bad that I could not stand straight. I walked all the way home doubled over. When I got home Dad, the good doctor assured me I was OK and I was told to hit the sack. I know it was in the Fall because I think it was my sister Barbara's birthday. Anyway, after lots of really dramatic moaning and groaning Dad kind of grudgingly called Dr. Lih and had him meet us at Kadlec. Well , a short time later I gave birth to a bulging, rupturing appendix!!! And our neighbor, Dr. Lih did the honors. Any of you who thought us kids of doctors got special care were mistaken. It was not easy convincing a surgeon you "felt sick" and we NEVER got to stay home with "colds". Anyway, Dad and all the docs in town spent their entire careers caring for our neighbors and friends.... which was kind of what living in Richland was..... everyone was a neighbor and/or a friend. -Franco (70) ************************************************** >>From: Jim Geier (71) I had Calvin Gentle for Calculus as a senior, and I liked him. I think all three of my sisters had him, also, Cathy (66), Susan (69), and Carol (73). I am another of those who really enjoyed calculus and I learned a lot from Mr. Gentle. I remember him saying that during a test, if you could not remember a theorem, to just prove it over at the side of your paper. I thought that was pretty odd at the time because it never seemed that there was enough time, but did just that many times in college. I do not remember all the details, but our calculus class took up a collection and presented Mr. Gentle with a bust of Pythagoras -- one of his favorites. I heard a few years later that he still had it in his room. I saw Mr. Gentle in the Pay Less parking lot when I was in my 4th or 5th semester of advanced calculus at WSU, and thanked him for providing me with such a good foundation for what I was learning in college. Never thought I would use calculus in the "real world" but I actually did for several years. Today, I doubt that I could integrate anything but the simplest of equations. --jim geier-- (71) ************************************************** >>From: Spencer Houck (71) My mother used to work in OB at the hospital so I always thought it was professional courtesy that the Doctors would come to the house. I lived in the south end on Benham and remember that one time I was pretty sick, had a high temp. and all so my mom had Dr. Albertowitz come over and check me out. I was laying on the couch and when he rolled me over and saw my very red back he told mom I had scarlet fever. On Mr. Gentle I remember once, it was around Christmas that "someone" left a small bag on his desk and at the start of class he took roll and asked about the bag. As he opened it he found doggy doo and got so upset he pointed at two or three boys he thought might have done it and sent the rest of the class out so we missed that period of math, but we were able to hear him real clear at the far end of Mac Hall. Thanks for this site it has been really fun to read and remember I too rode my bike behind the mosquito fogger. -Spencer Houck (71) ************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) All this talk of the chili and cinnamon rolls has stirred another memory. Do you remember the other entrée that went with that delicious lunch? How 'bout a 2"x2" square of green jello? The only reason I remember this is because of what we found out about the properties of this green gelatinous mass. If tossed at the correct speed, angle and rotation they would stick securely to the ceiling of the cafeteria. Brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it. -Brad Upton '74 ************************************************** >>From: Kim Molnaa Privette (75) My husband, Scott Privette, actually worked for the Benton County Mosquito Control District (for those of you wondering what this fabulous business might have been called). For two summers (while he was in high school 73-75) he drove the trucks. They worked during the day and then traded off on the nite-time runs. During the day it took them (2 guys to a truck) approximately 2 hours to put the chemicals on the top of "known standing water" and the rest of the day was spent napping, playing tennis, shooting their 22s and fishing. His boss found the empty shells on the floor of the truck one day and asked him about them... he told him he found them and picked them up because he "reloaded" them! The fogging was done with only one guy to a truck, so I went with him once in a while. We would talk about the kids running through all those chemicals. I don't know what year they started this program, but I remember running through the "smoke" when I was younger... cough cough cough! -Kim Molnaa Privette (75) ************************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) To Kelly Weil Austin (81): I, for one, would love for you to print your recipe for the cafeteria cinnamon rolls, using your bread machine. I'm sure that there are others out there who would appreciate it as well. Thank you! -Sheryl Romsos Senyk, class of '76 ************************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) I had Mr. Calvin Gentle for a very short while - I think just 1 quarter for beginning algebra. He was the nicest man. I think our class was pretty mild, but we heard stories... I have seen Mr. Gentle occasionally. The amazing thing is - even though I only had him for one quarter (or was it two?), he still remembered my name. What a guy. And trust me, it wasn't because I was such a great student. -Julie Ham Froehlich (77) ************************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) I came across a great web site I thought I'd pass on. The Department of Revenue has a web site that includes a database of unclaimed property in this state. I found my grandfather's name on it. It was money from an old checking account he'd forgotten about. When searching, type in your last name first, then your first initial or first name. Type in some family, friends or even a business name. I've been sorting through the alumni entries. I remember the mosquito truck and it's fog. My brothers and I as well as all the neighborhood kids would chase it. You couldn't see two feet in front of you. It's amazing no one got hit by a car. I wonder what long term effect the spray will have on our health. I also remember the Spudnut shop with warm memories. Didn't the Greyhound bus have a pickup location there? TO Linda King Goetz (79): Maybe I'll see you at the class reunion this summer. -Kim Edgar Leeming, Class of 79 ************************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I also missed the school recipe for chili. Would someone e-mail it to me. There was no staying home on Chili and cinnamon rolls day for the Davis kids. Not even if they weren't able to get up at home, they were always "well" on chili day. Also I have read about some of the "Original " Doctors in Richland. One not to be forgotten who brought many of you into the world, as he did my 6 children, is Doctor Robert E. Chase. He was the best. I first went to him in 1952 and stayed with him until he retired a few years ago. Boo Boo and Bear... Yes, I remember now where they got their names Mike Franco. >>From the show, you are right. We even got them the Bear and Boo bears for Christmas one year. LOVE the ALUMNI Sandstorm!!!!! -BJ Davis ..Bomber Mom *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/12/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and the Cinnamon Roll Recipe (again) today: Ann Pearson (50), Gail Henderson (53), Rose Boswell (61), Sherry Nugent (62), Earl Bennett (63), Carol Converse (64), Danny Raddatz (64), Mary Sullivan (64), David Rivers (65), Linda McKnight (65), Phil Jones (69), Cathy Lee (70), Brad Upton (74), Miriam Lewis (76), Wendy Lichfield (91) ************************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) For all of you that knew Dr. Peterson from Kadlec Hospital - Dr. Pete died in 1998 at a rest home in Oregon. Also, any of you who remember my mother, Thelma Pearson, she is now living in the San Diego area and would love visitors. She was the art teacher for years - Jefferson Grade School, Chief Joe etc. Also Ralph Myrick (51) - did you tell the bowler hello for me? - maybe he doesn't remember me oh well... -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ************************************************** >>From: Gail Henderson Renner (53) In response to the question about the pre-fab roof on the ornaments. I think the flat roof should be chosen even tho' there are no more in town. But in the beginning we had flat roofs and they were the ones that blew off in the windstorms. Which gives them more distinction in the comics. I am really enjoying all the early memories. Keep up the good work... -Gail Henderson (53) ************************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) Its really great to see all the responses. TO Doris Van Reenan (61): I remember your beautiful voice. Did you get into anything where you used it? Do any of you remember the little art teacher? I can't even remember his name. Wonder what happened to him. I have been working for ATT and I have been working with Tom Albert's (61) son, Corey. I couldn't believe it when I asked him if his dad might be Tom and he said yes. First time ever worked with one of my classmates kids. I never see anyone at all. Hope to hear from you though. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ************************************************** >>From: Sherry Nugent Dupuy (62) Were there any of us who didn't chase after the Mosquito Truck? It rated right up there with the ice cream truck. Kim Leeming's (79) question of it affecting our long term health... perhaps it attributed to our long term memories of growing up in Richland. Or maybe it was the spudnuts. Re Dr Kendall... he had a reputation for being abrupt and sarcastic but was very tender in his care of my younger sister who died of leukemia in '57 at the age of four. A few months later I was in the hospital with the Asian flu and was treated so lovingly by the nurses there who had cared for her so I understand what everyone is saying about Kadlec seeming "so family" as compared. My Dad always wondered if he had brought home "something" from work on his clothes which caused her to contract that disease. Does anyone remember Mr. Andre who taught Latin? -Sherry Nugent Dupuy (62) ************************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett (63) I already mentioned several months back that there's a Spudnut shop in Charlottesville, VA, where I worked for 3 years (81-84). I was back there applying for a job in December (didn't get that one, but I have a really good shot at another one just announced last week - we'd love to go back there, it's a much nicer place to live than the D.C. suburbs) and I stopped in. I got to chatting about the Richland Spudnut Shop, and the clerk brought the manager out (or maybe an owner, hard to say). She retrieved a yellowed article from a magazine published by Fawcett Books in 1953 called Money Making Ideas. I couldn't tell if it was a periodical or not, but it appeared to be a magazine type of production. The article was about the Pelton Brothers of Salt Lake City who started the Spudnut Shop, I think in the late 40s. By the time this article was written they were franchising. By 1969 they had around 400 shops nationwide, mostly in the West. They are now down to less than 22, primarily because there's only one serious supplier of potato flour left, I believe she said it's in California. Obviously, for a shop in Virginia or anywhere else but out West, that could present a problem if there were any kind of hiccup in the delivery system. She was not too sure how much longer this one will last, which will be a shame. Their Spudnuts are definitely in demand: The day I was there I stopped in twice, once about 9:00 a.m. and again about 1:00 p.m., and both times they were entirely sold out of Spudnuts. Regards, ecb3 ************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Its been fun reading about the "old" hospital and all the doctors and nurses. TO: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) - I don't remember Dr. Pederson, but he was the doctor who delivered me. I don't remember the doctor that I had before Dr. Corrado. I do remember going to this one doctor for a shot. I told my mom that I was going to be very brave and not cry. That was the first time I didn't cry and I remember getting a sucker for my bravery. TO: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom): I also went to Dr. Chase. He delivered by son back in '71. I was really disappointed to learn that he wasn't delivering any more babies when I became pregnant with my daughter in '75. TO: John Wingfield (66); I remember your mom. Did your family go to Southside United Protestant Church? Seems I remember your mom more from there than the hospital. I don't remember seeing the recipe for the Chili in the Sandstorm. I've read every one of them. Well, if the recipe was given out, PLEASE, may I have it? Thanks. All for today. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Bill Raddatz (aka Danny) (64) To Jim Geier (71): Thanks for mentioning your experience with Calvin Gentle. I don't remember him ever saying if you couldn't remember a theorem just prove it aver at the side. However, I've been doing that for years, and I guess I must have learned it from him. Now, though, I do it off to the side of the blackboard. I guess it's a high compliment to his teaching for me to be able to say I tell my students that now. They always turn in tests with little proofs stuck in the corners. Thanks Calvin and thanks Jim. -Bill Raddatz (aka Danny) (64) ************************************************** >>From: Mary Sullivan (64) Hi to you, as well, Jill Lange (64)!! Speaking of Doctors - Yes I do remember Dr. Love and liked her immensely! She was very much "connected" to our family when I was seven years old. She treated our youngest sister (at that time) Barbara Christine, for meningitis, before she was sent to Children's Orthopedic Hospital, where sadly she passed away! I've often thought of her over the years and wonder where she moved to!! Dr. Petersen - he delivered "5" Sullivan kids!! However, no one has mentioned Dr. Armstrong - There is no other Dr. (then, as well as now) that I have respected as much as he!! He "saved" my life twice!! A brilliant Surgeon and a wonderful man, all around!! His son, Phil, was in the class of (63) I believe. Does anyone know if he is still living? Must go for now - more on Kadlec Hospital later!! "Thanks" everyone! -Mary Sullivan (64) ************************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Real Sandstorm: First and most importantly, wasn't the Rose Bowl light green before it was pink? Several people have mentioned articles and sections of the "Real" Sandstorm that must have started very early. Senior wills was the latest. "Heap of the week" was mentioned a few weeks ago (may have been longer... I still say "the other day" when I talk about the night that we were down at the drags and Terry Christienson finished his run and didn't return... got the next cars ready to go... almost waved them out, when noticed Terry parked across both lanes about an eighth of a mile from the start... wouldn't move... just sat there). I can't remember who mentioned it, but I know the class was in the 40's or 50's so that section of the paper has lasted a heck of a long time. I wonder if they still have heap of the week... A special thanks to Kathie Roe who reminded me that the typewriter keys did not have the "g" and "h" on the same line as "asdfjkl;"...It all comes back to me now! -David Rivers (65) PS: Just a reminder that Terry Davis' (65) new show: Rescue 77 premieres next Monday (15th) on the WB Network at 8 pm and the first regular show airs the next day (16th) at the same time... he's so excited he's crawling out of his skin... let's hope for a long run... -David ************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) I would love the cinnamon roll recipe, and the chili recipe too. Talk about it being a small world. In 1988, I went to work for New York Life Ins. in Portland, OR. A fellow employee there by the name of Janice Wilson just happened to graduate from Richland in 81 or 82, can't remember what she said. Anyway, I talked to Janice the other day and told her about this site, and we started major drooling over spudnuts, cinnamon rolls, and chili. The girl can still eat like a horse and not gain weight. I always told people Janice and I graduated from the same school, just a couple years apart!!!! -Linda McKnight (65) ************************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) I'm with Doris Van Reenan (61) wanting the Chili recipe (and the cinnamon rolls too). Hi Doris -Phil Jones (69) ************************************************** >>From: Cathy Lee Cadd (70) Just did some checking on the web site for unclaimed property and their are two listings for The Wooden Shingle on 624 Wellsian Way in Richland. If anyone knows the owners maybe you could let them know. Regarding the SPUDS. An old spud is still better than no SPUD at all. -Cathy Lee Cadd ' 70 ************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) Doesn't everybody see it? Everyone writes in wondering about the long term effects of riding through the mosquito fogger and at the same time claiming a lifetime urge for spudnuts. Am I the only one seeing this correlation? The answer is out there. -Brad Upton '74 ************************************************** >>From: Miriam Lewis (76) Brad Upton (74) mentioned the green Jell-O that was also served on chili days. I have described its properties to people who never went to school with any of us and they don't believe me. It's nice to know that I'm not the only person who remembers how good it was for throwing (I don't know what it tasted like; I never ate it). I also had Mr. Gentle for trig. He totally mystified me although I had been good in math up to that point. Other people seemed to get a lot out of his classes, though. I never participated in any pranks perpetrated on him but I did hear that one day an entire class of his hid themselves in various cupboards so that he walked into an entirely empty classroom. -Miriam Lewis (76) ************************************************** >>From: Wendy Lichfield Christensen (91) Hi to the class of 1991! My husband, Tory Christensen (89), is the sophomore boys basketball coach at Hanford High school and has been for the past 2 seasons. It has made me realize all the time, energy and dedication it takes to be a coach. I really appreciate the hours Mr. Mike Mills spent with me as my cross country and track coach. How could any of us forget his famous saying "GROW SOME HAIR?" I am the second child in a family of 7 and Mr. Mills has coached us all. The last 2 Lichfields will go through the halls of RHS and continue the cross country tradition (Can't believe we have all been so crazy) Thank you Mr. Mills for your support and encouragement through out the years. It was the summer before my Sophomore year and my brother, Travis, died. You were very supportive to me and my family and to this day give a Travis Lichfield award at the cross country banquet. I think about that often and it brings tears to my eyes. You even let me and Joe Flannagan come and run with the RHS cc team when we were in the 8th grade (Carmichael did not have a cc program at that time) I will never forget how little and scared I felt when I stepped into the Bomber gym that first day for practice (wow) I have fond memories of my "old running" days and just wanted to thank you for being my awesome coach! Hi to all my teammates. Joe and John Flannagan.... how are you guys? Hi to Leslie, Andrea, Vicki, Karen, Erin, Noel.... Do you remember that trip on the school bus (with the Hanford cc team) to Port Townsend, WA? How could we forget? Thanks also coach (Brent) Potter, and coach Fuller! I will forever be a proud Bomber and supporter of high school athletics. Thanks again for the support, memories and most of all your time! -Wendy "Lich" ************************************************** Cinnamon Roll Recipe from the 1/4/99 Alumni Sandstorm: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Darwin Perkins (69) Give credit to Rayola Wheelright for giving me the recipe several years ago. They always turn out great. Really brings back fond memories. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/13/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Iditarod® - The Last Great Race® The leaders (Doug Swingley, Martin Buser, Rick Swenson, and DeeDee Jonrowe) left Grayling for Eagle Island early this morning. Jeff King is close behind them - resting in Grayling. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Gene Johnson (57), Tom Matthews (57), Nancy Jones (60), Patsy Noble (61), Craig Lansing (62), Peg Sheeran (63), Gary Behymer (64), Mary Sullivan (64), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Steve Piippo (70), Mike Davis (74), Kim Molnaa (75), Debra Evans (79), Donna Fisher (80) ************************************************** >>From: Gene Johnson (57) For Ann Pearson Burrows (50): I remember your mother, Thelma Pearson, from when she taught art at Jefferson, I still have a cutout silhouette that she made of my head when I was in the 2nd grade in 1947. She would have us sit still, that must have been quite a feat in itself, and shine a bright light from the side which made the shadow on a black piece of paper, which she quickly cut around with a pair of scissors. I don't remember her drawing an outline, I think that she just did this freehand, although I could be wrong about that. At least my dad, Robley Johnson -- you may have known him -- thought enough of it to frame it and it is now hanging in our hall way along with a number of other photos etc. The last time I saw your mother she was over at the coast. I think she was running a gallery over there, it's been quite a few years ago. Please greet her for me, she may not remember me but I'm sure she will remember my father. Hello Gary & Maren, Thanks again for all that you do to keep this fun going! I just wanted to throw out a few thoughts and see if anybody out there remembers some things that have come to mind, as I've enjoyed reading others memories. Was anybody out there at the drive-in in West Richland, in the Fall of 1956, when the huge silhouette of the man on a horse rearing up was, suddenly thrown up onto the screen in the middle of the movie? If so have you wondered what that was all about? How about the fellow who was trying to ride his motorcycle up flattop, just around to the right of the drive-in, are you out there? When that 1930 Chev Coupe honked and passed you and went on up to the top, as you let your bike drop and just sat there with a unbelieving look on your face, have you thought about how that could be? A number of people have mentioned the riding academy, while the Gov. owned the property it was run by Ray Moller, when the Gov. sold it was purchased by several fellows who were on the police force in Richland. For a while it was run by a fellow from Prosser, I can't recall his name at the moment. Then it was run by Dave Taff. Then I ran it for about a year, while I was there I owned all the horses and equipment and leased the land. This was in 1964, it was still only one $ to ride for an hour. Some interesting things happened out there. Like the young women who's stretch pants couldn't stretch any more and the whole seam in the crotch let go as she was getting on her horse. Made a sound like Velcro ripping loose, but it did give her some freedom of movement, so she rode off and had a great time. There was the time I actually beat City Hall, it was wonderful! Are any of the fellows out there who used to go down to Ray's Pharmacy and buy a pound or so of charcoal, saltpeter and sulfur, to make gun powder for those little cannons? Wonder what would happen if some jr. high age boys walked into a drug store today and ordered those things? would it get somebody's attention? Were you in Ray's Pharmacy the day Don Parchen walked up and slapped my jacket, because he saw a bulge under it, he said "what do you have in there" as he hit it. Don being a redhead and standing right in front of me as the about 4 foot bull snake I was carrying in my jacket came boiling up and out with a loud hiss, lost all of the color in his face. I don't think I've ever seen anyone that white before or since. There was also a bit of screaming and running by the ladies in the store. Ray, the owner told me that it would be good if I left soon! Anyone remember when Chief Jo was being built? There were a lot of large drain pipes piled up at the site, and all of the construction had disrupted the ground squirrel population. Some of us found out that if we chased them they would run into the pipes. Then we put a gunny sack over one end and threw dirt clods into the other end. The squirrels would run into the sack, and we had them. Well when you take ground squirrels home and put them into a home made cage, made of wood and hardware cloth, by the next morning they will have chewed their way out, and will have taken up residence in the neighbors' yards. There were some ladies in the neighborhood who couldn't figure out why all of a sudden every time they went outside there were these little gray things popping up and whistling at them, and making holes all over the yard. We didn't tell. I just thought of another funny story, about a happening when we lived on Judson. It involves a dog, a bunch of jr. high boys, and a lawn party, well maybe later. Happy trails -Gene Johnson (57) ************************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) To: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) I definitely remember Mrs. Pearson. I enjoyed her art classes both at Jefferson and at Chief Jo. It would be great to see her again. One memory which was not pleasant for her happened when I was in 5th grade. We watched her walk out to an ambulance with a cloth covering her thumb that had been cut by a paper cutter. High drama for Jefferson! I can also remember the ceramic and enameling projects which we did, probably at Chief Jo. I delivered the Spokane Chronicle to their home and enjoyed seeing the 53 Studebaker that often was parked there. Mrs. Pearson is mentioned the book, 50 West Coast Artists, Chronicle Books, n.d. (probably 1980's). Bill Wiley (56) states "Two important teachers there: Thelma Pearson in junior high, a good teacher who gave strong encouragement..." Also covered in the book are William Allan (54), and Bob Hudson (57). They all mention James McGrath, art teacher at Col Hi. The first two Chief Jo Annuals had art work by Bill and Bob, as did several of our Bomber Annuals of that time. -Tom Matthews (57) ************************************************** >>From: Nancy Jones (Larsen) Pritchard (60) Someone asked about the "little art teacher" I'm not sure what year you were talking about, but in 1958-60 The art teacher was Mr. Coehlo (pronounced qualow) He had some national honor winners in art and did the school annual after Mr. Larsen stopped doing it. I have a couple of memories to share; In the spring of 1961 Larry Coryell (61), Joyce Radow (61) and some other students of Mr. Larsen on the newspaper staff had an Engagement Party for Mr. Larsen and me in the old Newspaper office in the science building.... Remember you had streamers, punch, cake, and wished us well! What fun! Jerry was really surprised. Larry you and two of your friends took pictures at our wedding at Richland Lutheran Church that June... You will never know how much that meant to Jerry to have such supportive students. I had Mr. Gentle too! I didn't partake in the pranks, but had a rough time in his class. I took the lessons home and my Dad explained them to me. Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it this weekend. What a blast. I love this site. We lived in a 18 foot trailer in Hanford itself in the early years, (42-43) then were excited to have a prefab on the North end of town as soon as they were built. When I was about 5 we moved to 1308 Marshall and an "F" house where I lived until I got married. My brother, Ken Jones "58" actually owned that house later in 1970 or so. I remember being in Physics class with Al Harness and having to know the formula for the Plutonium recycle reactor in order to pass the class.... I knew the formula... Al helped me with the math.... I didn't take calculus or trig.. -Nancy Jones (60) ************************************************** >>From: Patsy Noble Eichner (61) To Sherry Nugent (62): re Don Andre. I remember him all too well. He was a neighbor as well as I baby-sat his kids after he was married. I often wonder what and where he is. The last I heard, was he was divorced and living somewhere in the Seattle area. His first born was named Alan Scott Andre, what a beautiful child. They moved before the second one was born, but I believe he had a daughter. I would love to find out where he is and what he is doing. If you have any info please pass it on. -Patsy Noble Eichner (61) ************************************************** >>From: Craig Lansing (62) I should insert some bragging about my brother, Dean Lansing (60). He was a pitcher on this team (I have no idea why his picture is not here), and at this age he was a supreme fast ball pitcher. This is hard to believe, but he threw the ball at very close to 100 mph when we played American Legion baseball for Richland. Additionally, Mel Stoutelmeir was a player during our era and Dean threw much faster than him; I know this, as I went to bat against both of them (my dad made me stand in against Dean in practice, I think he wanted me to get hit with a 100 mph fast ball). I should add that I was always scared to get in the batters' box because he tended to hit folks from time to time. Note: Talk to Bill Craddock (61) about this, Dean hit him in the face in either Pony League or Colt League with a fast ball. He also hit Jim Warren (59) (Dave's (61) brother) in the face between his nose and the upper lip. He was so fast you could not get out of the way of the ball. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted him but Dean decided to become a dentist. By the Way Dennis Waltman (60), who is in the photo, is a world renowned surgeon. Not bad for a bunch of unrecognized Desert Yetties. -Craig Lansing (62) ************************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) To Sherry Nugent Dupuy (62): Yes, I remember Mr. Andre (tall, dark, and lean, as I recall)... had a crush on him for the first few days, and then I saw I wasn't going to do so well in Latin, and I wasn't quite so enamored of him. (got my first D in his class, I think)... I must admit I've been grateful for what I learned in those 2 years of Latin, though. It really has been a foundation for our language, hasn't it? Especially as a nurse, I found it helpful. Dr. Harvill hasn't been mentioned (that I've seen), and he delivered many of us in the 40's and later. He also delivered my son in '71. -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Wondering if we could receive a 'very large' grant from the Federal Government to study this? >>From: Brad Upton (74) Doesn't everybody see it? Everyone writes in wondering about the long term effects of riding through the mosquito fogger and at the same time claiming a lifetime urge for spudnuts.<< Here is the answer to an earlier question that appeared this week. >>From: Miriam Lewis (76) Brad Upton (74) mentioned the green Jell-O that was also served on chili days.<< The 'Rose Bowl' was a ?lime green? before it became pink. James Hodgson (64) and David Rivers (65) picked up on that one. -Gary Behymer (64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HEY, Gary!!! I guessed 'light green'!!!! I don't think it was LIME green anyway... more like LIGHT green. -Maren ************************************************** >>From: Mary Sullivan (64) Can anyone refresh my memory as to how Kadlec Hospital got it's name? Also, Dr. Liddington - was he a GP Dr.?? As a Candy Striper I had the opportunity to work in the Hospital Kitchen - they had some of the nicest people that I had the privilege of working with!! Teachers - I don't remember anyone mentioning Mrs. Harmon - she taught French and Russian!! I had her for French and she was an excellent teacher but I sure did "struggle" with all the expectations she had for her students!! My brother Denis (62) had her for French AND Russian but was a much better student in languages!! Til later, Bomber Cheers, Mary ************************************************** from Patricia de la Bretonne;(65) To Rose Boswell Smith---I think the art teacher you are refering to was Mr. knutsen--I never had him, he was gone by the time I was in High school, but my sister Irene had him for art and used to talk about him. Cathy Cadd, are you related to Teddy Cadd? Is your mom Polly? When I was very young I knew her from the Nazarene church, and she was friends with Polly Heid and Gail Alexander. Patty ************************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) Doyle Boatman is retiring this after 33 years in teaching. Doyle taught at Chief Jo, Carmichael and is teaching at RHS. Doyle has been nominated in the top five for graduation speaker repeatedly. Doyle is legendary with kids here at RHS. Doyle's famous line is, "Your'e outta here!" We are going to miss Doyle. -Steve Piippo (70) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) How many saw the Seniority section of the TC Herald the other day. A great article on a great man - Ray Juricich (sp), Now there's the most qualified man to pick the best b-ballers of Richland. He has seen them all! -Mike Davis (74) ************************************************** >>From: Kim Molnaa Privette (75) To Brad Upton (74): Brad, I believe you're on to something with the fogger/spudnut theory... each of these may have been programmed into us via the whole body counter and the trigger was green Jell-O! To Miriam Lewis (76): Mr. Gentle also lost my husband, Scott (75), in calculus - Mr. Gentle was a math whiz, but he struggled to communicate. Also, do you know what became of Will Klemm... I lost track of him after he lived in Salem and illustrated a cookbook, but heard he joined the air force and was stationed in Texas... Will was such an enigma. Additional Fogging Fact: The chemical used when Scott was a "fogger" was Malathion. There is a web site with all sorts of info about Malathion (I didn't see any mention of predisposition for spudnut craving or melancholy tho...) at Dr. Peterson delivered all 4 of the Molnaa children... Mom fondly remembers "Dr. Pete"... -Kim Molnaa Privette (75) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Deb Evans Grimm (79) Date: Thu Mar 11 16:14:08 1999 Hey there, I am looking for a couple of people from the class of '79. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Besty Englebrecht or Morgan Nolan? I would love to get in touch with both of them. -Debra Evans Grimm (79) ************************************************** >>From: Donna Fisher (80) Speaking of "REAL Sandstorms", the other day while I was helping Dad with a plumbing problem in the house, I noticed a stack of paper and thumbing through them, I was intrigued that there the Sandstorms and the dates were in the 50's. I haven't had the chance to read them -- maybe this weekend I can go downstairs and get them. -Donna Fisher (80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/14/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff in: Doreen Hallenbeck (51), Ralph Myrick (51), Max Dutton (57), Marv Carstens (61), Mary Sullivan (64), David Rivers (65), Patti McLaughlin (65), Lloyd Swain (66), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Cathy Lee (70), Karen Knirck (70), Mike Davis (74), Kellie Walsh (77) ************************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) For Mary Sullivan (64): >From the book "Tri-Cities, The Mid-Columbia Hub" by Ted Van Arsdol: "Kadlec Medical Center, managed by a nonprofit hospital, formerly was supervised by the Methodist Church. It is named for Lieutenant Colonel Harry Kadlec, a Manhattan Engineer District officer who died on the Hanford job in World War II." Hope this answers your question. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ************************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) To Brad Upton (74): Brad was you mother Peggy Upton? If she was, she was one of the many excellent parents that I had when I taught a Jefferson (68 to the date that Tapteal in W. Richland opened). -Ralph Myrick (51) ************************************************** >>From: Max Dutton (57) To Nancy Jones Pritchard (60): I knew your brother Ken quite well (unless there was another) and Ken graduated with me in 57 not 58. We went into the Navy together out of high school. Although, I believe that he eventually transferred into the Air Force. As to the origin of the hospital, I believe it was named after an officer in the Army Medical Corps who was on the duty in the Hanford area in the early forties. Sure could be wrong though. -Max Dutton (57) ************************************************** >>From: Marv Carstens (61) To Mary Sullivan (64) and anyone else who is curious about the naming of Kadlec Hospital (incidentally, it is now "Kadlec Medical Center and is really becoming well-known for being a cutting-edge facility, no pun intended), the hospital was named for Lt. Colonel Harry Rubens Kadlec, who was, if I remember correctly, one of the medical staff who helped fight against malaria during the construction of the Panama Canal. I wouldn't swear to the accuracy of that memory, however ... anyone else remember what Col. Kadlec did? And yes, Mary, I remember Sonja Harmon very well ... she, along with Ora Cotrill and Gene Bernard, were the teachers who (for whatever reason) made it their personal mission to get me through junior high successfully. I have given thanks for their collective guidance many times over, believe me. Several people have mentioned doctors they remember. I'm a little surprised, given the area we grew up in and the high incidence of allergies many of us had, that no one yet has mentioned Dr. John Baugher (his son, Peter, was class of 63), the 'other' allergy specialist. Drs. Corrado and DeMerritt were the other two I recall. I remember Dr. Baugher's telling me that (among other things) I was allergic to cigarette smoke, as he sucked in great lungsful of non-filtered Lucky Strikes, one after the other. Imagine the scene if that were to happen today! As memory serves, he died of lung cancer. Dr. Corrado, for those of you who remember him, is still in Richland. He spends two or three days a week working in a beautiful new building next door to the hospital named, appropriately enough, the Corrado Medical Center. I see him occasionally, and always take a minute or two to talk to him. His body is a bit on the slow side, but there's not much wrong with his mind. Dr. DeMerritt closed his office doors a few years back ... kind of a sad story. Neat memories keep coming back! -Marv Carstens, '61 ************************************************** >>From: Mary Sullivan (64) Re-Drs. "House Calls": Just as we thought they were a thing of the past. One of my neighbors heard on the news just yesterday that the "government" is considering that it would be more cost effective for Medicare Patients to have their Doctors treat them at home rather than have them come to the E.R.!! So, for SOME of us approaching the "age" of Medicare - we may see history repeat itself sooner than we expected!!! Does anyone remember the Harlem Globetrotters coming to town around "57-"59?? and WHO was instrumental in bringing them to our High School Gym.?? I'll give you a hint - He was a "person" before "his time" and also was responsible for Bingo on Thursday nights!! Bomber Cinnamon Rolls, Chili, and Lime Jell-O to all!!! -Mary Sullivan (64) ************************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Mr. Coehlo: What a teacher... he will always be my favorite. First met Frances Coehlo in Kindergarten at Jefferson... kept in touch with him for years thereafter and he tutored me in art for free from his home, which I recall was across from Carl Beyer's (65) house or around there somewhere on Atkins. What a masterful artist he was. But he was not really small, though he was thin. Could the small art teacher be Mr. Knudsen? Now he was small. -David Rivers ('65) ************************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger (65) Kadlec hospital was named after the Corps of Engineers doctor who was in charge of building/ running the hospital. He was the first person to die there. The stress was great. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger (65) ************************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain (66) Hi.. this is the answer to Mary Sullivan's (64) inquiry regarding how Kadlec Hospital got its name... Colonel Franklin Matthias, the man General Groves recruited to build Hanford was getting overtaxed by all the press inquiries regarding what was going on out there in the desert. So he brought in Colonel Kadlec to handle PR duties... The pressure to keep things secret was tantamount at that time and Colonel Kadlec spent many hours rebuffing the press. I guess the stress was just too much and he suffered a heart attack and died suddenly after a short time on the job. He died at the then unnamed hospital... actually the first man to die there. So they named the hospital after him. I got this information from Colonel Matthias's diary which I acquired while working on a video project about Hanford's history. Another interesting and funny story I recall from the diary was that the commander of the naval air station in Pasco wanted to know why his planes were restricted from flying over Hanford in those days. After weeks of trying to set up a meeting with Matthias, the commander finally got the necessary clearances and an appointment. The day arrived and the two men met. They went through the formalities of introduction and small talk and finally the commander took off his glasses and looked Colonel Matthias in the eye and asked him point blank. "Colonel Matthias... just what in the hell are you doing out here?" Matthias paused briefly... looked back into the commander's eyes and said ... "Sir.. we are building the front ends of horses and shipping them back to Washington for final assembly." Needless to say the commander never got a real answer. Colonel Matthias had a real wit. I met him years ago and videotaped an interview with him for the Smithsonian archives. The construction of Hanford is an incredibly fascinating story and I still marvel at how they were able to do all of that work in so short of time. (22 months for the first reactor). Well Mary... that is how Kadlec got it's name... and that is my history lesson for this day. i to all the grads here...... and I hope all of you are enjoying Gary and Maren's work as much as I am. Yours in the cloud, -Lloyd Swain (66) ************************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) Gary: I remember the "Rose Bowl" being a pleasing shade of pastel green. Too bad they weren't able to make the smell pleasing and pastel, too. We had Dr. McCartney. I remember him coming to the house once or twice. My mother, being the cleaning maniac that she is, changed the sheets and probably cleaned the bathroom. I think I had chicken pox. It is the only childhood ailment that I have vivid memories of. I had pox in places we didn't talk about in polite company and then got a secondary infection and the spots all turned ugly and had pus in them. Not for polite conversation even now. My mom went to Dr. Peterson. He delivered my two brothers. (Thanks a lot, doc). He also knew my grandparents very well. Mom said he would get her all set in the stirrups and then say something like, "Well, what's new with Jo and Chuck?" Somehow, discussing family with your gynecologist in that position just doesn't seem right. I remember Dr. Chase (or one of the older guys) being on call for my ob when I was breast feeding my first baby and got an infection. On the phone, he said "Honey, I just don't see that sort of thing any more, but I'll see what I can do and call you back." I also remember going to see Dr. Albertowitz after my first car accident and remembering that he was the coroner at that time. Sort of instills confidence that your mom would take you to see the coroner. Our family also made a few trips to First Aid. My dad still called it that even after the new hospital was built. -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ************************************************** >>From: Cathy Lee Cadd (70) To Patricia de la Bretonne;(65) Polly Cadd is my mother-in-law. Tedd is my brother-in-law. I married Robert Allen Cadd. We started dating our senior year of high school and we married two and a half years later. We live in Redmond, Washington. Cathy (Lee) Cadd '70 ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Karen Knirck Parker (70) Date: Sat Mar 13 11:12:34 1999 great site, please add me to the list. Hello everyone. -Karen Knirck Parker (70) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) With the help of Brad Upton (74) it is all coming together now..... First of all, the claims: Franco and JFK - buddies for life Crigler and Merilee Rush - Roller Rink Lovers Secondly, the evidence: Too many trips behind the mosquito foggers Second helpings of the green Jell-0 Lastly, the conclusion: These boys are delusional! -Mike Davis (74) ************************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) This is such a great site, and I've enjoyed reading it since December. And as a "graduate" of Jefferson elementary (gosh, we never had grad ceremonies from elem. school like they do now days ...), I grew up with a lot of kids who ended up going to Hanford (poor kids) in Junior high and High School. Does anyone know if Hanford has a site similar to ours? I would love to get in touch a few people who bring me fond memories . To Holly Chamberlain (76) - I got in touch with Sue. Thanks for your help! -Kellie Walsh Patterson '77 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/15/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Harris (49), Ed Borasky (59), Billye Conley (61), Annette Monson (62), Jim Armstrong (63), Joe Ford (63), Mary Lou Watkins (63), Gary Behymer (64), Les Tadlock (64), Shirley Collins (66), Barb Gile (67) or Jeff Larsen (67), Rick Maddy (67), Judy Green (68), Sandy Kaas (68), Kathie Moore (69), Duane Shults (70), Franco (70), Pat Gable (71) ************************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) Some of the comments about faculty has been interesting to me. One of the noted faculty in our time (circa '48-'49), was Captain Thomas Kleckner. I never had the good Captain, but he was a military veteran and demanded complete discipline, according to my classmates. I can't speak from classroom experience, but I can speak from a number of admonishments for my behavior in the hallway. My best friend, Jerry Neidhold (49-deceased), who was never known for model behavior in High School, had Mr. Kleckner for social science. I was always amazed at the respect that Jerry held for the Captain! And, obviously, teacher Kleckner got a lot out of Jerry as Jerry enjoyed his class, although his comments would suggest otherwise! I have often wished I could have been a little bug or something, observing Jerry Neidhold's classes in later years, after he became part of the faculty at Richland High School. I suspect he demanded rather strict discipline, as Captain Kleckner and Jerry's father, Leonard, demanded of him. Any of you students of my friend, Jerry, want to comment? I'm betting he was a much loved teacher! TO: Linda King Goetz (79) Linda: Thanks for the comments about our friend and your father, Ray King (49-deceased). In trying to remember things unique to Ray, I immediately think about how he had a very interesting way of ballroom dancing. You are probably very aware of this idiosyncrasy. In the entire time I remember knowing him as a high school student, he danced with the opposite hand holding the hand of his partner, than all the other boys, and what we presumed was conventional. Thus, he also had his left hand and arm around the partner's back, rather than the right hand and arm. Maybe, we were all wrong! Anyway, that was Ray's way and he got away with it! What a neat guy! See ya! -Dick Harris (49) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Ed Borasky (59) Date: Sun Mar 14 20:55:28 1999 Hi!! I graduated from Richland High School in 1959. I'm just now hooking up with all the Bomber alumni sites. I'm going to the 40th reunion in July. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ from the official RHS site Guest Book: Record 250 Name: Ed Borasky Referred by: From a Friend From: Aloha, Oregon Time: 1999-03-14 19:15:47 Comments: Hello, everyone! I wandered here from one of the Bomber web sites. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sent to the Sandstorm: Hi! For you old-timers, I graduated in 1959 and moved to Illinois. I vaguely remember Dr. Corrado. And I think I had Mr. Gentle in one math class. I went on to become a mathematician so he must have done something right. :-) I've always been curious about something. Given the fact that so many of our parents were scientists, engineers and such, is the percentage of Bombers who went into science higher than for other high schools? I remember the mosquito foggers, although I think it was DDT and not Malathion when I was there. Well, I have to sign off now and go back to some other stuff. Please visit my web page; if you understand any of it, let me know and I'll make it harder. :-) And, yes, I'm coming to the 1959 40th reunion. -Ed Borasky (59) ************************************************** >>From: Billye Conley Drew (61) To Mary Sullivan (64): I also remember the Harlem Globetrotters coming to Richland and playing in the high school gymnasium. I was very young and I remember that they would pick people from the stands to shoot baskets, and if they missed they would have to remove their socks, they would smell them, etc. I guess I was afraid I would get picked and be forced to "strip" so I would hide below my seat until they began play again. I also remember when a company bus driver suffered a heart attack with an empty bus just as he crossed what was once an irrigation ditch on Thayer Drive right before Long Ave. The bus veered to the right across the corner edge of the lawn of our "A" house at 926 Thayer Drive, crossed a dirt alley and plowed into the back of another "A" house on Swift Ave. I was home sick that day, and Dr. Albertowitz was coroner for the heart attack victim and then he walked right over to our house with his black bag to check out my sore throat. -Billye Conley Drew '61 ************************************************** >>From: Annette Monson Pierce (62) Hi, I just was wondering when Nancy Jones (60) wrote about an art teacher called Mr. Coehlo, if he taught at Jefferson grade school. I took art from a teacher with a name similar. I can't remember his size but I do remember he was wonderful to encourage and build self-esteem. He encouraged me and did a lot for my self image and although I never did anything with art, the extra time spent with me will always be appreciated. -Annette Monson Pierce (62) ************************************************** >>From: Jim Armstrong (63) Hi Gary. I beg to differ . I recall the pink paint first because when they painted it green I called it the "Salad Bowl" in reference to the "Rose Bowl ". I remember it being 'Natural'. -Jim Armstrong (63) ************************************************** >>From: Joe Ford (63) Folks; Last night, Friday March 12, my wife and I were walking into a theater in Olympia, where we've lived for 14 years, and I saw a face that was too familiar not to be from my distant past. Sure enough, Richard Swanson (Sacajawea Grade School, CTK, Col Hi '64) was the person behind the face. Richard, when you read this, I was just amazed to see you. I can't precisely recall how long it's been since we saw each other last, but 30 years might be correct. My memories of you from Sacajawea were how pleasant and friendly you were. Richard and his wife have been in Olympia since the early 1970s. He's an engineer retired from the Washington State Department of Transportation. We'll try to get together for a chat. A small world experience I couldn't stop myself from passing on. -Joe Ford (63) ************************************************** >>From: Mary Lou Watkins Rhebeck (63) Hi Bombers, I have really been enjoying the memories of home visits by the various wonderful doctors in Richland. When I was growing up on Johnston in the 50's, a half block away from Chief Joseph, we had a neighborhood of doctors. In back of us lived a dentist, Ron Reiton(sp?); next to him was Dr. Kendall, and directly behind us lived Gabe & Marge Sutch. But the most special doctor to me was Al Corrado who lived right next door. He and his wife June and their children were wonderful neighbors and friends, and he was the one who was always there for our medical problems. I needed a shot once for some ailment, and he told Mom he had trouble giving his children and the neighbor kids shots.. made him queasy... so Dr. Baugher came roaring up on his motorcycle with his son Peter on the back. That scared me so I hid in a closet and the Drs. had to bribe me out with a quarter.... what a crew!!!! One more incident sticks in my mind.... at five years old, I fell and cut my arm on a broken glass. At my howls.... all the neighbors gathered (no fences). Included in the group were all the doctors... Al Corrado wrapped my arm in a towel, scooped me up, and Dad drove us to the hospital... leaving my mother running behind the car forgotten!! It was a wonderful neighborhood... a wonderful secure place to grow.... and the scar on my arm only brings back warm memories of a doctor who was also a friend. -Mary Lou Watkins Rhebeck '63 ************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Orders are now being taken for Beth Tampien's Book "Farmer's Wife". Please contact Ginger Williams McKenna (Class of 1955) to order your copy. She can be reached at her 'bed & breakfast' at (800) 835-2969 This book has been mentioned several times in the Alumni Sandstorm. -Gary Behymer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Les Tadlock (64) Enjoying the stories and my old friends who have e-mailed me. I am Les Tadlock (class of '64), in Spokane, WA. I am the brother of Myra-60, Noah-61 (Buddy), William-66 (Bill), Sharon-67, and John-68. -Les Tadlock (64) ************************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) After reading the last few days worth of Sandstorms, I noticed references to Dr. Liddington. In today's TCHerald under "Briefly" the following article appeared: "Longtime Richland doctor Liddington dies Dr. Charles E. Liddington III -- one of Richland's early doctors -- died Saturday at his West Richland home. Liddington, 81, lived in the Tri-City area for 48 years. In the late 1960's, he was chairman of the board at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, said his son Charles, 47, of Port Townsend. The younger Liddington called his father an "old-fashioned doctor" -- the kind that made house calls. Liddington retired from private practice in 1982, his son said. When Liddington wasn't seeing patients he was flying an airplane or tending to his much-loved hybrid nut trees, his son said." -Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ************************************************** >>From: Barb Gile Larsen or Jeff Larsen (67) Wow - just finished reading up the past weeks of Alumni Sandstorm/what a flood of memories. Dr. Peterson and the Spudnut shop were interconnected at our house. Whenever my mother had a baby (she had 9 altogether), Dr Peterson delivered, and then my Dad would go down to the Spudnut shop and buy a huge box of spudnuts to take to work (he didn't pass out cigars - he passed out spudnuts). I'm sure the people at the office looked forward to those trips to the delivery room, even if my Mom didn't. I was wondering if anyone was going to remember the Roller Rink. It was always so dark in there! My first dances were at Christ the King cafeteria - where I met my high school sweetheart /and husband now. Now - those dances were well lit! I also remember the big store uptown (was it JJ Newberrys?) . At Christmas time the whole second floor was turned into "Toy Heaven". I remember feeling overwhelmed by the rows and rows of toys. I also remember there was a soda fountain, and one day a girlfriend and I went and had cokes there ( we must have been all of about 11 or 12), and I felt so grown up and sophisticated - sitting at the counter sipping a coke. I also had Mr. Gentle for Geometry - he was really nice - but blushed quite vividly at most anything! I also remember Mr. Pritchard - he taught Biology. He managed to get us thru the terrible "frog dissection". Well, fun to remember with everyone. -Barb Gile Larsen\Jeff Larsen '67 ************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) I was sitting in Mr. Jantz' ninth grade algebra class at Carmichael sometime between Jan. and June of 1964 and this Marine in uniform walks into the classroom. I do not recall if he was a former student of Mr. Jantz, a family member, or what, but Mr. Jantz knew him, had invited him, and introduced him to us. This Marine was one of the men who carried President Kennedy's casket during his burial. Anybody know him? 1964 was a good year for me. Phil Collins (67) turned 16 and he had a car.... and didn't it depend on which make/model of car you were in that night, particularly if you had no church key, if it was going to be easy to get the cap off or not? I seem too remember one automobile latch being almost as good as the one in the coke machines. I cannot imagine being out in the desert in the 1950's, no church key, and you brought cans. What did you guys do? ...a screwdriver? - If they worked on an oil can, I am assuming they worked on a 50’s beer can? Not all of us were dumping in 20+ points for the Green and Gold. Some of us had other forms of pre-game warm-ups. My Bomber sports career ended as an outfielder when Mr. Greenough told me that if he ever saw me catch another baseball Willie Mays (underhanded) style I would not be catching baseballs for him. I ran off the field and told him I had just caught my last baseball for him (a decision I have regretted at times, or at least think I regretted) ...So, what lucky class was it that was the first to use twist off? Was it mine? I was always afraid of putting the tab back in the can after opening it because of the one in a million that it would come back out while drinking and get stuck in my throat. That's why I threw them out the window... and a short while later they started making the tab stay with the can... and still do... about the same time the litter fine signs started popping up, which ended throwing the new tab with attached can out the window and also ended many rear view mirror tab necklaces. My 1954-1961 Lewis & Clark teachers: Kgn Elaine Callaghan 1st Marie Phillips 2nd Geralee Wittke and ended with Betty Carey 3rd Eubanks - My favorite teacher. She let us shake up cream in a glass jar until it turned to butter. We put it on saltine crackers. 4th Katherine Lamb 5th Valera Puderbaugh - Got my first set of “hacks” from Mrs. Puderbaugh for giving Pat Weyland the finger during class. She called in Mr. Leathers as an observer. The hacks were meted out in the room where the school patrol kept their equipment. 6th J. L. Leathers - Being the previous years observer, we started out on the wrong foot. *Wasn’t it hilarious how teachers didn't know that some kids, like me, needed to have their little hand held and shown three times before saying, “I got it!” -- a test usually coming only after the second showing. The kids that are told once, shown nothing, and say, “I got it!” are so easy to teach. Now, as a teacher, I like them the best, too. I have this very faded newspaper clip w/picture circa Oct. 1957: The Line Up... full series of Salk polio vaccine shots... Here Stephen Long (67) gets his arm swabbed by Ann Horry, public health nurse, while Ricky Maddy (67), George Moore (67), and Patty Meador (67-deceased) wait their turn. On the flip side there is a football picture of George Stephens leading an end-around for Jock Cameron in a 33-0 win over Kennewick at the Lions Den. ...I just love the memories that keep spilling out as I am reminded... thanks all. -Rick Maddy (67) ************************************************** >>From: Judy Green Gregory (68) Hello Everyone, Talking about some of the old time Doctors of Richland, I'm surprised no one has mentioned Dr. Harville. He delivered many babies and was a very sweet man. He delivered my husband Dan in '47, one of his first in fact. Mom Gregory's delivery was so complicated that after delivering Dan he went back to school to further better himself with any arising complications in any future deliveries. He delivered my 5 Brothers and Sisters, (I was born in Yakima), and in '72, when Dan and I moved back to the Tri-Cities he delivered our 2nd Son, Scott, a Bomber grad of '91. He was my Doctor until ill health forced him to retire, God Rest his Soul. I think his Daughter Nancy still lives in this area, too. I too remember Dr.'s making house calls. With 6 Children in the house my folks were always having a Doctor come, due to all the infectious diseases back then, mumps, chicken pox, and measles, and of course we were all sick. I don't know how people with large families could afford the Doctor's bills, but I do remember one of the Doctors charged $1 a visit because of all of us. You don't see that kindness any more do we? Fun reading all memories of yesteryears. -Judy Green Gregory '68 ************************************************** >>From: Sandy Kaas Wallace (68) Hey, all you Bomber Alumni. I would like to use this wonderful means of communications to help my son, Ben. He is graduating top of his class from OIT in Klamath Falls this June as a Mechanical Engineer. Then getting Married on June 19th. His fiancé has one year left in her degree in Vascular Science. She has to do a one year internship in Cleveland, Ohio. He's following her, but needs a job. It's hard to find connections. Any of you out there have any ideas? Know of any companies we can contact? Names he could contact? Family that might live there that could send classified adds? Any help any one can offer would really be appreciated. Thanks. -Sandy Kaas Wallace, class of '68 ************************************************** >>From: Kathie Moore Adair (69) Anybody know what graduating class from Col Hi was the largest? My husband, Jim Adair (66), seemed to think his class was larger than my class of 1969. We just counted them both, and I won. What were the top 5 largest graduating classes? -Kathie Moore Adair (69) ************************************************** >>From: Duane Shults (70) To Stephen Schraedel (79) Had trouble with your e-mail address getting kicked back. Locate your Benton City friend, Stephen Hollingsworth, at the following address: [deleted for privacy] -Duane Shults (70) ************************************************** >>From: Franco (70) Boo Boo Davis (74) claiming Crigler (70) and I are "dilusional" (pretty good word for a class of 74 guy!!!)???? Well, we may have taken too many "cannonballs" from the ole 'squito fogger.... but I think Boo Boo took too many white Converse high top "facials" delivered by Bear..... and when you were done by Bear, you were done!!!!! Speaking of which, I remember buying white high top Converse All-Stars (who was Chuck Taylor anyway!?!?!?) and CUTTING THEM OFF to make them low tops... using scissors!!!! Brilliant, we paid $18 ( help me out here folks) in the early -mid 60's for these shoes and then cut them off.... anyone else remember? When we hit that Chief Jo gym Saturday mornings (7th grade hoops) for a little "the world according to Toivo" we had to have the right shoes, and those converse were the ONLY ones to have. Of course there were plenty of black low tops to be seen also. And fellow Bombers, I have no doubt more than one of you will identify Chuck Taylor for me..... a hoopster I am sure. -Franco (70) ************************************************** >>From: Pat Gable (71) I sat down to read through some more of the great memories we all share on this web site. As I read about some teachers at different schools I had to write in and told about a man who did make a difference. As I was going through Carmichael Junior High I took the usual classes which included Wood Shop with Mr. Arnold. After the basic wood project which everyone made Mr. Arnold would allow you to build almost anything you could imagine. I told him I wanted to build a coffee table since my parents home and never had one of these. Mr. Arnold told me to go to a file he had full of plans and see if I could find one I liked. I found a plan for the basic table top and four legs, so I drew up the three view plans for this table and took it to him with high hopes of getting the OK to start working on it. I handed the plans to Mr. Arnold and stood there as he looked them over. In two minutes he picked up his red pen and made a big X through my plans which I had worked so hard on. I stood there for a moment and then with my spirit now somewhat lower than the city sewer I ask in fear what he wanted me to do or what I had done wrong. Mr. Arnold looked at me with a stern expression on his face and said this is too simple for you, take this back and add more to it. Then he made a quick sketch of a much more complicated table and said try some of these ideas in your plan. As I looked at this sketch thinking this guy must think I have been doing this for years Mr. Arnold said something to me which has stuck with me through the years and still proves true today (IF IT'S TO EASY IT'S NO CHALLENGE AND IF IT'S NO CHALLENGE IS IT REALLY WORTH DOING). Everyone has some people in their life that help to shape their life and I will always be proud to say that Mr. Arnold was one of those people in my life. Now that I got off of that soap box I would also like to know the e-mail address for Mr. Duncan another Carmichael teacher. I know someone had his address on here a while back but I forgot to keep track of it. For those who my be interested another wild Bomber party animal from the class of 71 has returned to the state of Washington. Mike Doan is still in the U.S. Air Force and since last year has been stationed in Spokane. Mike is here while his family is still in Cheyenne Wy. until his youngest son graduates from high school this spring. -Pat Gable (71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/16/99 - PART I ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 35 Bombers and one Bomber Dad today: Dick Harris (49), Ray Gillette (49), Lois Pat McCrarey (50), Sandra Atwater (51), Bob Tanner (56) / Ruth White (56), Grover Shegrud (56), Ken Heminger (56), Sue Garrison (58), Ruth Miles (59), Donna Williams (60), Mike Brady (60), Nancy Jones (60), Rose Boswell (61), Jane Walker (62), Joe Ford (63), Gary Behymer (64), Gary Ennor (64), Kathie Roe (64), Mike Sheeran (66), Kathy Hills (67), Rick Maddy (67), Vickie Andersen (67), Carolyn Saporito (70), Cathy Lee (70), Rich Crigler (70), Vicki Owens (72), DeYonne Ware (73), Willard Ule (73), Mike Davis (74), Leslie Jones (76), Fanchon Ling Blythe (79), Lisa Willis (79), Molly Pritchett (89), Jenay Yarger (92), Ed Burnet (Bomber Dad) ************************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) When my mother passed away several years ago, she left a number of pictures of Richland families, that I would like to get to members of those families. Anyone having addresses of family members of the following families, please get them to me: Irma Myers or son, Wayne Myers, or daughter Rose Schmidt. Ethel Smith, last known address in Spokane. Paul Mandell, last known address in Seattle. Luana????, daughter of Irene????? (perhaps Ivers), lived on Longfitt in '40's & '50's. -Dick Harris '49 ************************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) Dick Harris' (49) comments about Captain Kleckner are at least partially true. Some of his students were perhaps not quite as respectful as our good friend Jerry Neidhold was. I had the Captain for a history class and at that time of our lives, history classes were not interesting as they might have been a few years later. At any rate there were some who named his class (which was held in a Quonset Hut) "Captain Kleckner's Koncentration Kamp". I, too, have a fond remembrance of Ray King (49) and his dancing style. He was a good friend of mine during our high school years and off and on thereafter. He was also one of the competitors that I had in both pool and ping pong at the old Hi-Spot Teen-age club when held in the Woman's dormitory. Seems to me he usually won most of those competitions. Great memories. Oh by the way, Congratulations to my college basketball team for getting to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Gonzaga University. Are there any other Gonzaga Alums who are reading this. I graduated in 1957. -Ray Gillette (49) ************************************************** >>From: Lois Pat McCrarey Trent (50) Reply to the Dr Carrado item. I used the good doctor for most of the years I've lived here. He doesn't do much work because he cannot see. His staff does most of his work. He is there as a consultant only. I guess he has to answer questions of his staff, and others. He has been an extremely helpful person in our community on the allergy problems here in the TriCities. Doctor Carrado invented his own allergy medicine. He's quite well known for this. -Lois Pat McCrarey Trent (50) ************************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) TO: Dick Harris (49): Hi Dick----- Just finished reading the Sandstorm and even though I was not a "student" of Jerry Neidhold (49), I knew him quite well. He lived across the street from me on Haupt Ave. He did date one of my best friends - remember who? One time I had locked myself out of the house and he carried the trash can from around the back of the house to a side window to climb up on and to see if he could open the window - he did! I also remember some of the stories he told me when he came home on leave when he was in the Navy. I really considered him to be my friend! -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Bob Tanner (56) Date: Mon Mar 15 14:43:12 1999 Class of 1956, the greatest of Columbia High School Please let Ruth and me hear from any of you and what is going on in your life. Thanks for starting this wonderful program for all of us Columbia High School Alumni!! Great job!! Really impressed with this website you created Gary! Ruth and I would love to hear from any of you! Please add our e-mail address! -Bob Tanner (56) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Ruth White Tanner (56) Date: Mon Mar 15 14:39:17 1999 Good old class of 1956!! Sure am glad I found you great website! Would love to hear from any of you!! -Ruth White Tanner (56) ************************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud (56) I didn't have Dr Liddington as a doctor but did fly with him as part of my CAP experience; including search and rescue flights. But my most remembered flight included a very scary cross wind landing on a stuble field in the horse heaven hills (my tummy is still up there I think). I spent a lot of my early life in first aid at Kadlec with cuts and other bodily damage. I remember once in aprox 1949 waiting my turn for stitches when a girl came in with a towel on her head saying her horse had bitten her ear off; to me it sounded funny though she didn't think so. I remember a teacher from Chief Joe Mr. Peopo (sp) but he doesn't sound like the one discussed in other letters. What I remember was his proud Danish heritage and his story about denmark being the only country to repay their war debts to the USA. that it for now -Grover Shegrud (56) ************************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger (56) To: Billye Conley Drew (61) I also remember a bus crashing into houses. If it's the same incident Im thinking of, it had to be prior to 1955. The facts are the same, the driver had a heart attack. I also remember about that time, a guy had stolen a tool (s) out of Hanford hiding them in his lunch box to carry them home, and stored them in his basement. The tool (or tools) turned out to be "Hot". I don't remember exactly the out come but there was some radiation poisoning involved. Maybe someone else has a better recollection.... -Ken Heminger (56) ************************************************** >>From: Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) We've ordered more A-house ornaments, and B-house ornaments. See order form below. We're hoping money from pre-sales will pay for the next two ornaments (Ranch House-Y, and Prefab). We'll place that order as quickly as we have money to do it. ALPHABET HOUSE ORNAMENTS Richland' "alphabet houses" (A-house, B-house, etc.) are being remembered in a unique way. Light-weight "genuine 24K gold finish brass" ornaments (A & B) have been designed. These ornaments (for your window, souvenir, or Christmas) will be a unique gift for parents, neighbors and friends, children, and grandchildren. The ornaments will be available approximately June 1, 1999. They will be sold at the GIFT SHOP at the Richland Senior Center for $4.00 each, or they may be purchased by mail for $5.00 each (price includes shipping/handling). Checks should be made payable to Richland Seniors Association. NOTE: Proceeds from these sales will go to the Building Fund for a new Richland Senior Center. If you wish to place your order now (to be assured of getting the number of ornaments you wish to have), submit your payment with the order form below. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ORDER FORM - RESERVE ORNAMENTS Name:_________________________________ Mailing Address_________________________ City/State/Zip:__________________________ [ ] I'll pick up at Gift Shop: Please reserve _____ A-House ornament(s) Please reserve _____ B-House ornament(s). I am enclosing $______ ($4.00 each) Phone me at ___________when available for pick-up at Gift Shop (about June 1, 1999). [ ] Mail Ornaments to Me: Please reserve ______ A-House ornaments Please reserve ______ B-House ornaments. I am enclosing $_______ ($5.00 each, including shipping/handling). I understand ornaments will be mailed to me about June 1, 1999. RETURN TO: Sheryl VerSteeg Williams (58) P.O. Box 673 Benton City, WA 99320. CHECKS PAYABLE: Richland Seniors Association. ************************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns (59) My husband and I just returned to Maryland from a visit to Richland that included greeting the birth of a grandson. It was by far my longest stay in Richland since I left 40 years ago. It was fun to discover pieces of "my" Richland popping up in the unknown-to-me town that has been added over the years. For example, we ate Spudnuts regularly, bought a pair of shoes at Dawson-Richards, and got a rocking chair for grandson-and-his-mom at Bell Furniture (and I'm sporting a brand-new green Bombers cap from the school store). I spotted the roof line and sign of Richland Laundry and Dry Cleaners looking just like it used to. I got to spend some time with classmate Mary Lou DeMeyer Gnoza, which was a real treat. Perhaps the most fun was one morning in the hardware store, where C.W. Brown was ahead of me at the checkout counter. I hadn't known him personally when we were in school, but we had a good conversation there in the store, and I felt I had made a real connection with my past. I'm looking forward to knowing the present Richland better, since we're buying a house in Goldendale and expect to be back in the West by summer -- which means it will be easy to get to my 40th reunion! As always, the messages on the Alumni Sandstorm are a daily treat (thanks to Maren and Gary). -Ruth Miles Bruns Jefferson /Chief Jo / Col Hi '59 ************************************************** >>From: Donna Williams Thompson (60) I have really been enjoying reading the Sandstorm. My brother, Roger Williams (65) and I were talking about the things I have been reading. Does anyone remember having to wear dog tags? If I remember correctly my son even had them in kindergarten at Jason Lee. That was in 1968/69. I remember having to wear them when I was in John Ball. Neither Roger or I can remember if we had to wear them after grade school. I remember that I always felt a little strange knowing that for some unknown reason someone wanted to be able to identify my body. I remember Dr. Kahn. He took care of me after I was involved in an auto accident in early 1960 during my senior year. He was very nice. Dr. Peterson delivered my son in 1963. When I was in that auto accident I was taken to "First Aid" in the old Kadlec Hospital. When we entered the room there was no one to be seen so one of the guys that had picked us up and taken us to the hospital yelled out that there was an auto accident and we needed help. One of the nurses yelled back that she would be out in a few minutes. The guy went and got her and she just about dropped her teeth when she saw me. I had some face cuts so I was covered with blood. It turned out that some of the police officers used to go into the First Aid and yell out that there was an accident and she thought it was them. I remember being put in the room behind the desk. Since I was only 17 all they could do for me until one of my parents arrived was wash my face. We had been heading out to WEST Richland when we had the accident and my soon to be step father went by it after the fact, while there were police cars and an ambulance there. He was telling my mother all about the terrible accident he had seen when the phone rang and it was the hospital calling to tell her that it was me in the accident. I'm still looking for that chili recipe. Thanks for the cinnamon roll recipe. I remember someone saying that it could be done in a bread machine. I would like to know how to do that. I'm about to die with wanting a spudnut!!! Is anyone interested in a class reunion next year (60)? I'm willing to help with things like mailings or the booklet, things that can be done long distance. -Donna Williams Thompson (60) ************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (60) Enjoyed reading about Craig Lansing's (62) brother, Dean (60). That's Randy Johnson speed! There were several good baseball players in Richland in the late 50's and early 60's. I remember Jim Adrian (61) and Bill Blankingship (62) could knock the ball a country mile (Is a country mile longer than a city mile?). I thought that we would see Doug Lukens (62) pitching in the major leagues, and there was a guy named Dumas Gaines (61) who played on my Colt League team that could really throw the ball. (I noticed that Dumas is listed as deceased. Can anyone tell me more about him?) Another guy who is not remembered for his athleticism is Larry Corryell (61). Larry played basketball on the Chief Joseph team and he was one of the leading pole vaulters in the state in 1961. He vaulted 13'3" as a senior using the old bamboo poles. I am sure that if women's sports were as big then as they are now, we would have had many great women athletes in Richland. What a tragedy. Since we are on the subject of doctors, nurses and Kadlec Hospital, I would like to add a little from my perspective. When I was 5 or 6 years old my mother took the three of us kids to the dentist. His office was located at the hospital. My older sister, Carol (61), went into the dentist's office first. As I was sitting in the lobby, I could hear her crying. After about 30 minutes of sitting there in anguish, the receptionist came out and called, "Michael." I bolted out the front door. My mother and the dentist, Dr. Wright, (he should have been named Dr. Wrong) came out to get me. I was determined not to go back until Dr. Wright said, "if you don't come into my office immediately I am going to call the police." I obediently came out from behind the bushes and went into his office. I also remember the "shots" that we got in elementary school. We never know which day the school nurse would come to our class to get us, but we knew that it was coming soon. Each time I heard the door of the classroom open, I would panic. Four years in the military cured me of that! I even go in on my own and get a flu shot each year. I've come a long way! -Mike Brady (60) ************************************************** >>From: Nancy Jones Pritchard (60) With all of this talk about the doctors. I especially remember Dr. Corrado and his kindness. I worked in his office from 1956 until 1960. I started out cleaning syringes for the allergy shots. Ran errands, did filing, pulled charts etc. He was always so kind and friendly. Get this: I made a whopping $.50/hour to start and when I left in 1960 I was making $.65/hour and that was good money for those days. When I was ready to go to CBC he helped me get a job in the lab he used in Pasco so I could work mornings in the lab and go to school in the afternoon. He presented paper in France while I worked for him and he brought me back a crystal perfume bottle with silver filigree lid. I still have it. June was so thoughtful too. I heard that a building, or wing of the hospital has been named after him. Someone asked about how Kadlec got its name. I think, but am not sure it is the name of an Army General... Okay historians get to work and figure this one out for sure. -Nancy Jones Pritchard (60) ************************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) it was wonderful to hear from marvin carstens (61) and billye conley (61) also noah tadlocks brother. after i sent the email about the art teacher i got lots of replies. yes it was Mr. knudsen. he sure was a shorty all right. one rely told me he is in ashland oregon.. this is fun because im working as im getting email. takes my mind off work to a more fun time. irene de la brettonne was in grade school w/ me liked her alot. . -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ************************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill (62) Yes, the "small Art teacher" was Tom Knudsen.... I had him all three years of high school... what a great teacher, and a really good person. I have his address and phone number if anyone wants to look him up. -Jane Walker Hill (62) ************************************************** >>From: Joe Ford (63) Maren (et al); In regard to the Lutheran Church, my father (who's been gone for almost 30 years) told me of driving a pickup truck loaded with the copper sheathing that covered the steeple, and how the weight bore down on the back axle. He worked in "Stores" and got the assignment of delivering the sheathing to the construction site when it arrived in Richland. The pickup's tires, he said, were nearly flattened by the weight, but didn't burst. Divine providence? So very much appreciate your and Gary's on-going work. Best to all. -Joe Ford (63) ****************************************** >>From: Gary Ennor (64) TO: Any readers who live in Richland. Does anyone know a barber in Richland (or perhaps the vicinity) who is also a bicyclist? I met him about 5 years ago in the park just north of the west end of the "Pasco" bridge while refilling water bottles. He invited me to contact him the next time I was in town and he would show me some interesting places to ride. I'm guessing he is probably between 50-55 years young, brown hair, wore a mustache I think, and was probably 5'7" - 5'9" in height. It seemed to me that he had his own shop somewhere in the older part of the south end of Richland. However, none of the above may be completely accurate and everything may have changed in the interim. At any rate, I would like to contact him. If anyone knows of a likely suspect I would appreciate receiving a reply. May the sun warm your heart, the rains cleanse your spirit, and the wind bring fresh outlooks and perspectives. (That hits 'em all: Body, Spirit, Mind.) -Gary Ennor (64) ******************************************** >From: Gary Behymer (64) I just came across a copy of the booklet "Richland" Richland, Washington, from 1943 to 1968.... Does anyone have extra copies of this book? I am sure that 'many' Bombers would like to see this item. I do plan to scan it and drop it on the web but would like to obtain additional copies if there are some floating around. -Gary Behymer (64) ************************************************** >From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) My husband and I have just returned to Richland. Even though we loved living in Colorado, our hearts were still here with our family and friends in Washington, so we decided to move back "home". We're currently living in an apartment while our house is being built and hope to be all settled by next month. [Jamie and PaulaJill: Our next get together can be at my house.] Our 4-year old grandson from Seattle spent last weekend with us. We took him to the Spudnut Shop Saturday morning to introduce him to the finest of Richland's cuisine. Then we went to the Rollerink on Stevens. Ahhh, there's nothing in this world quite like the smell of a rollerink. We laid our money down and were ready to hit the boards, but he took one look at the smelly, ripped old skates and refused to put them on. I swear they were the same skates I had used a million years ago. Anyway, we watched the other kids skate for a while and played some air hockey, but he would not put on those shanky skates. Too funny. I'm really looking forward to getting reacquainted with old friends and neighbors around town and my Class '64 classmates this summer. [Gail Franz Poynor and committee: If you need assistance with our reunion plans, just email me; I'll be glad to help out.] -Kathie Roe Truax (64) ************************************************** >From: Mike Sheeran (66) In answer to Mary Sullivan's (64) question regarding the bringing of the Harlem Globetrotters to town in '57 - '59... Clem Sheeran (well ahead of his time)... -Mike Sheeran (66) ************************************************** >From: Kate (Kathy) Hills Krafft (67) Noticed your comment in the (as my husband refers to it) "bomber cult news" about Francis Coehlo. I was living in San Francisco in 1971-72 and was reintroduced to him by way of a mutual friend. It was great to get to thank him for his inspiration...I went on from Jefferson... RHS to get a degree in Art History... thanks to Coehlo, Mr. Hislop and Mr. Knudsen (I understand he's in Ashland, Oregon). I recall that Coehlo had been teaching for several years at San Francisco State and was basically run out of Richland in the 50's for political reasons. He may still be at SFSU... darn I visited there last fall with one of daughters on her "college tour" and didn't think to look for him. Thanks for reminding me about those guys. -Kate (Kathy) Hills Krafft - 67 ************************************************** >From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: great teachers RE: Pat Gable (71) ...Mr. Arnold I had a similar experience with Mr. Arnold (the difference is, after completing this project, Mr. Arnold let me make the basic coffee table). I wanted to make a wooden bowl out of walnut and maple. I drew up the plans and Mr. Arnold became curious if it would work. I cut the walnut and maple into pie shapes and laminated them; layered back to back. The first one came apart running through the planer. After that, Mr. Arnold wanted to be around me for the second glue job. This second bowl attempt came apart on the lathe. It did not fly apart, or that would have been the end of this dangerous project. It just sort of flopped apart and fell to the floor in a clump. Now, I suspect, most teachers would have put a stop here. I wanted to try one more time, but not make the bowl as deep, and he said go for it. This bowl came out unscathed, but was quite shallow compared to the deeper bowls being turned in classes. Not near as deep as my plans detailed, he asked me what kind of bowl it was. I said it was for pocket change, my house key, and my wallet. He accepted the answer. And that is still the primary function of this bowl. Mr. Arnold, without my knowledge, took this bowl to some wood shop festival in Ellensburg for wood shop teachers. When he gave me my bowl to take home after final grading, there was a ribbon and an award with it. Mr. Arnold went way out of his way for me. There has always been great teachers amongst us. If my memory serves me correct, Mr. Arnold told us about his father losing half his hand in a wood shop accident. I am assuming this is why he was "by the book" in his class. Is he still with us? And I guess this is a good time to ask - who threw the .45 cal bullets into the wood incinerator? -Rich Maddy (67) ************************************************** >From: Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) This is just a note to thank you for putting the Iditarod Update at the top of the 3/13 issue. I live in Big Lake, AK (just north of Wasilla, where the restart - real race - begins). Every year on Restart day, we race out of church and "down the road" to a spot where the mushers go by. It's always a thrill for me to see these folks taking off, their trail lined with people wishing them well. One year my daughter got a dog bootie one of the dogs had thrown. Martin Buser's wife used to teach school at my children's elementary school and he has come and read to all the kids (not just the ones in his boys' classes). His sons are named after two of the checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail - Nickolai and Rhone. All these entries about doctors and Kadlec Hospital really bring back memories. I seemed to be the member of my family who went to the emergency room about every six months. I had a motorcycle accident when I was 16. I was with my friend (name omitted to protect the guilty) on her bother's motorcycle. We "borrowed" it. I ended up going to the emergency room with a motorcade for an escort. My mother happened to be in the hospital at the time. The next day she was telling my dad about all the noise the night before from a bunch of motorcycles going to emergency. My dad said "That was Vickie". My mom said "I should have known, it's about that time again." Thanks for all your hard work. -Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) ************************************************** >From: Carolyn Saporito (70) Hello, I am looking for an old friend, Martha Greer, Class of 70. If there is anyone who can help me find her I would be so happy, Thanks. -Carolyn Saporito (70) ************************************************** >From: Cathy Lee Cadd (70) The Class of 1970 had 561 students listed on the Commencement program. I think ours was one of the largest classes. -Cathy Lee Cadd (70) ************************************************** >From: Rich Crigler (70) In reply to Mr Boo Boo Davis (74): I don't think the green jello nor the evening fog rides on my western flyer caused any delusional stories from me. I have called Merilee and visited. She has decided to come to the class of 70 30 year reunion so -- mr. boo boo you have the Beattles show up for yours and of course Mr. Phil Jones we will be looking forward to the Beach Boys this summer for your 30 year. If any of those Richland people have problems relating from their youth activities -- how about those "steelies" your dad brought home in his lunch box from Desert Hardware. Anybody relate? -Crigler (70) ************************************************** >From: Vicki Owens (72) I was trying to remember green jello and cinnamon rolls and chili, and was beginning to wonder whether I was in the early stages of Alzheimers. Then I remembered that we were the first who experienced "open campus". Of course we had to use our new privilege to the max! We would usually stroll down the hill to Tastee Freeze or Taco Time. Or, if any of us had a car that day we would head to a home -- usually the Bunch family's home -- and root through the cupboards until we found something edible. Amazing how other family's food always tasted so exotic. Anyone at RHS in early 1970 experienced the first annual (and never repeated?) EFFE week. Do any of you remember that? For a week or two we left our usual academics to register for all sorts of interesting classes in an "Experiment in Free-Form Education". I remember putting on a mesh helmet and white padded body suit to learn the fundamentals of fencing. Some of you might remember some other very creative offerings. Somebody put in a LOT of effort to make that happen and, being new to the school, I haven't a clue who it was. -Vicki Owens (72) ************************************************** >From: DeYonne Ware Southwick (73) Class of '73 had the largest graduating class that I know of. It was the last whole class from Col High - 678 lucky seniors! -DeYonne Ware Southwick (73) ************************************************** >From: Willard Ule (73) Fellow Alumni: Does anybody remember the big trucks coming to the grade Schools which carried the machine that counted the amount of radeaction in our bodies. With this came the fear of having to have a bath with scrub brushes. We were told that they would scrub us until the skin would bleed. Talk about child abuse. How things have changed. How many of us remember the drills that taught us to crawl under our desk. looking back at all of the negative things that were done and said to us as young children, it is a wonder that there is not a large amount of mental Illness within the students that recieved this treatment.. also remember your Doctor on March 30th Doctor's Day. THANK YOU MUCHLY -WILLARD ULE (73) ************************************************** >From: Mike Davis (74) In regards to Franco's (70) inquiry about Chuck Taylor Converses: I don't know who Chuck Taylor was but I can recall maybe the most famous pair of Chuck Taylor's converses in Bomberville. The year 1970, I believe, Dog Soldat just got pulled up to appear in the show (Bomber Varsity Game) It's important to know that in that day in time everyone wore the Chuck Taylor "WHITE" hightops if you were a hooper. Nobody would dare appear on the big main floor in Chuck Taylor black lows. That all ended when Dog, making his first appearance ever at the show, pranced out onto the floor with none other than the BLACK LOWS laced up tight - a sad day in Bomber history. That may have been the beginning of the end of Dog's phenomenal hoop career. -Mike Davis (74) ************************************************** >From: Leslie Jones Engelhard (76) Ahh, the riding acadamy - what a thrill for a young girl with a dollar and some time to kill! All of my "riding" experiences after that could not possibly live up to the memories of unrestricted riding, without a guide, without a long line of horses nose to end, plodding along at a snail's pace. I remember picking out just the right pair of jeans to wear, adding my special riding belt (in case I needed to prod the horse with it??), and walking to the stables with a friend. Is it really possible that we were allowed to go freely out into the sage brush and ride where ever we wanted for a whole hour? Of course the horses never really did ride all that fast, except on their way back to the stables. The teacher from Chief Jo I remember the best is Mr. St. John. He directed the plays and taught drama and speech. He coached tennis also, and I remember him parking his white Lincoln Continental down at Howard Amon park and retrieving his tennis supplies out of the trunk when we had practice. I recall that he mentioned having Sharon Tate (61) as a student in his class - although I didn't know who Sharon Tate was at the time! Did anyone else have Mr. Personette for guitar?? I can still play all the major and minor chords plus a few in between thanks to him. One more "foggy" memory - the fire safety parade(s). I wore some kind of costume - maybe I was a match , with a sign that read "don't play with matches". The same year some of the kids on Tinkle/Torbett streets had a costume they called "the Terrible Tinkle-Torbett Dragon"... they were all linked together by a long sheet, with their heads poking through holes in the top of it. It seems like there were prizes given out for best costumes. (We lived on Symons street, which curved into Tinkel.) Mosquito fogged cinnamon rolled green jelloed dittos to y'all. -Leslie Jones Engelhard (76) ************************************************** >From: Fanchon Ling Blythe (79) Hi, My name is Fanchon Ling Blythe I graduated in 1979 and I would like my name added so I can hear back from classmates. My sisters told me about the site. I think it's great that we will be able to get back in contact with people rather than just at reunions. Thanks for getting this started. Sincerely, Fanchon ************************************************** >From: Lisa Willis Cedergren (79) To Joe Ford (63) Your letter to the Sandstorm really caught my eye. I saw Olympia and couldn't believe it. I live in Olympia also, and I am a Richland graduate class of '79. My maiden name was Willis and I was trying to think if you graduated with any of my siblings. Lynda was '69, Lance was '70 , and my brother Lonnie, who still lives in Kennewick was '71. I guess maybe it could be my oldest brother Larry Willis, I don't know when he graduated. We live on the Westside and a couple of years ago I ran into John Wingfield (66) who lives not far from us. It was really strange because we were neighbors for years in Richland and I knew his brother Jim (71) very well. The only other Richland graduate I know around here is Joan Mattich and I don't recall her maiden name. I think it was Nelson. My husband works for Washington State Employees Credit Union and I work for the Olympia School District. Let me know if you knew any of my family. -Lisa Willis Cedergren (79) ************************************************** >From: Molly Pritchett (89) TO: Barb Gile Larsen (67) RE: Mr. Pritchard. I think you might be talking about my Dad, Bob Pritchett who taught biology there for a number of years. He was also an assistant football coach among other things. Anyway, good to hear memories about my Dad. He and my Mom, Sue Garrison Pritchett are doing fine and still Richland. One memory I have is when I was around 5 years old and my Mom and I were watching football practice one afternoon, and we were sitting up in the metal bleachers. After practice I was climbing down the stairs, slipped and fell head first into a corner of one of the bleachers. I remember all those big football boys leaning over me in a sort of huddle and I'm bleeding all over the place. Good thing Kadlec was just a block away. Also, good to hear now and then from my own class or any of the late '80's early '90's. Take care! -Molly Pritchett (89) ************************************************** >From: Jenay Yarger Hanson (92) It was nice to see a fellow runner write in last week, Wendy Litchfield (91). I had the pleasure of running with Wendy and her sister Amy. When Wendy graduated, the Bomber Cross-country and track teams were greatly misfortuned. There were a great group of athletes that I missed as I finished my high school days. The best thing about running was the friendships that formed. I want to say hello to everyone I know as well! Wendy Litchfield, Amy Litchfield, Kim Huston, Noel, Vicki, Greg Ballard, Pete Munday, Ryan Ollerman, Tom, Jessica Bell, Leslie St. John, Tonya Cole, so many people and so little space. That is just the beginning of the list. How is everyone, and where are you? I am living in Tucson, AZ now. Moved here last June. Loving the weather!!!!! Pretty place. Applying for the Masters program at U of A this fall. I would like to get my MBA. Let me know how everyone else is doing!! Keep the memories coming! -Jenay Yarger Hanson ('92) ************************************************** >From: Ed Burnet (Bomber Dad) About a month or so ago I drove down from North Idaho to see Dr. Liddington. We talked quite a bit about Old times. When we are all at the old Rock Pile CAP Airport. We also discussed many of our old acquaintances of the past. When Doc had the Republic See-Bee airplane he used to talk about taking all his children to Priest Lake, Idaho, some 50 miles from where I live. I had an occasion to be there for him one time during a misfortune with his plane and a piling in the lake. I used to work on his airplanes and keep them going for him, and he enjoyed helping me with the inspections. Liddington was also our family Dr. and took good care of all of us. I can recall several times when he would do his house calls with us on Cedar Ave. I will and so many others will miss this wonderful man. Bomber Dad and Mom (5 times) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/17/99 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Iditarod® -- Doug Swingley of Lincoln, MT, crossed the finish line first at Nome, AK with 11 of his original 14 dogs -- 9 days, 14 hours, 31 minutes 7 seconds after the start of the Last Great Race® ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff in: Gloria Falls (58), Mary Lester (58), Ed Borasky (59), Marv Carstens (61), Melinda Robison (61), Paula Beardsley (62), Gary Behymer (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), John Wingfield (66), Bill Standley (69), Phil Jones (69), Mike Franco (70), Rob Teats (70), Kelvin Soldat (71), Marcia Ehinger (71), Stu Osborn (71), Teri Claphan (74), Terry Hutson (74), Julie Ham (77), Suzy Nuest (77), Donna Fisher (80) ************************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans (58) I am looking for fellow students from John Ball Grade School from 48 to 55. North Richland. Thanks for all your help. -Gloria Falls Evans (58) ************************************************** >>From: Mary Lester Yarborough (58) TO Gary Ennor (64) I think the barber you mentioned is Wayne Sandifer. His shop is in the Densow Drug building and the shop number is 943-9960. TO Fanchon Ling (79) Weren't you in my 8th grade math class at Carmichael? It was the first I was back in Richland. I think we had the same birthday which we discovered when we were doing probability (June 10). I'm retiring this year after 25 years at Carmichael and RHS. -Mary Lester Yarborough (58) ************************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) Does anyone remember the Filipinos who used to hang around the drug stores showing off yo-yo tricks? Does anyone remember the time I rode my bicycle around the gym in a Zorro costume? Does anyone remember *why* I did that? Does anyone remember an "All-School Revue" when the song "That's Entertainment!" was almost cut from the show because the lyrics were too racy? Does anyone remember the April Fool edition of the Sandstorm I edited where I proposed that the bomb mascot be replaced with an aardvark? Does anybody remember the competition for Christmas lights? There was one family close to where we lived that had a manger scene with a real live donkey. And I hereby give Bob Rector permission to post the rabbit story :-) As my father said, "Richland is the only city where you can stand on the corner of Wright Street and Tinkle." (Yes, he *really* said that! Since we lived on Tinkle Street ... ) -Ed Borasky (59) ************************************************** >>From: Marv Carstens (61) RE: Kadlec, Harry Rubens Oops! I don't remember where I got the idea that Col. Kadlec had been in Central America during the building of the Panama Canal. Now, if I can just remember where I put my Ginkoba... Thanks to those of you who helped to set the record straight. -Marv Carstens, '61 ************************************************** >>From: Melinda "Mindy" Robison Smith (61) To: Nancy Jones Pritchard (60): I took your place when you quit working for Dr. Corrado the summer of 1960. I also washed and sterilized syringes, etc. for 2 years. Then I returned about 4 years later as an R.N. and gave allergy injections along with Virginia Lawrence, who worked there for many years. I especially remember when we went to computer billing and having to explain to each person who came what this new technology was all about. That was a real sales job! Dr. Corrado was very kind, gentle, and a very busy doctor New patients were shocked to learn it would take 2 months before they could get an appointment. I quit and retired from nursing just before our first daughter was born. Dr. Lih shared the same suite. I also worked at Kadlec in the old hospital before returning to Dr. Corrado's. I was the RN on "B" shift in the surgical wing with Dave Cochran (also '61 graduate), Mrs. Weaver and Mrs. Johnson (Bill Johnson's, '61, mom). We had a good time working together and I especially enjoyed going to the Gaslight for pizza the last night of swing shift before long change. To Billye Conley Drew (61): I sure do remember walking from my home at 1017 McPherson to see the bus that crashed into the A house nest to you. I can still picture the back half of the bus coming out of the dining room. Thanks for writing about it. -Melinda "Mindy" Robison Smith (61) ************************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Hello fellow Bombers - Just checking in again with a few thoughts. To Sherry Nugent (62): I remember Mr. Andre really well. He managed to give me the only F's I ever got which thrilled Mom and Dad. He also wrote in my annual "Good luck to my own private language barrier." Guess Latin wasn't my strongest subject but with Christine Romanelli in the class, we had a lot of fun. All I remember is amo, amas, amat - anyone remember what that means - I don't. Regarding Kadlec name - was glad to see some of you are checking your info before adding your two cents. I think you cheated Lloyd S. Most of us don't have access to your stuff- Guess you can be the official historian now. For those waiting on the book" Long Road to Self Government" Dad is moving forward with this reprint project so hope to have something to report within the next few weeks. If anyone else is interested in a copy, please e-mail me so we can get some idea of how many he needs to get printed up. I have orders for about 25 so far. Does anyone remember the Wailers appearing at the Rollarena in the fall of '64? I came home from Seattle and went to a dance there. Speaking of dances, I am working on possibly getting Merrilee here for the Cool Desert Night Street Dance with the Kingsman on Saturday, June 19- Maybe Crigler and she can renew their acquaintance but I want to warn him - her Hubby is a pretty cool guy too. They used to play at the Cosmo regularly when I worked there. I got to know them pretty well and consider them good friends. By the way, if anyone wants information about participating in Cool Desert Nights with their cars, you can e-mail me and I will get the form sent to you or write to Cool Desert Nights, c/o Richland Chamber of Commerce, 515 Lee Blvd. Richland, WA 99352. Entry Fee is $40. by June 1. Til next time good Bomber memories to all. Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Would Mike Bradley (56) please contact me. Your copy of Dupus Boomer came back with a 'NO SUCH NUMBER' on it. I need your correct mailing address. (P.S. Didn't Elvis have the same problem?) -Gary Behymer (64) ************************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) TO Grover Shegrud (56) Boy, Grover, are you going to hear about it on this one! Mr. Piippo's parents were from FINLAND, definitely not Norway. He grew up in the fishing community of Astoria, Oregon. He played on the first basketball team to win the NCAA championship. Several of the players had been together on their high school team. On the court, they called out plays to each other in Finnish, bamboozling opponents! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger '65 ************************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) To Carol Converse Maurer (64), That was not my mom who went to Southside Protestant Church. That was my aunt Carol mother of Bill (67) and Jan (68) and Mike (72). She and my uncle Truman now live back in Richland after their living in their cabin in the Blue Mountains that they built, down Mill Creek from my Folks' cabin. After their cabin was destroyed in the flood three years ago they moved back to town and now they attend the First Baptist Church. That's the church where I had to go as a kid for piano recitals. I hated that, I would have to walk into that big cavernous hall and stride to the lonely piano at the center of the empty space and sit down and play "When the Cassons Go Rolling Along". No, my mother went to CUP, which was just a block from our house, we lived on Farrell Lane and my parents live there still, or I should say again. Thanks for the memories. Peace, -John Wingfield (66) ************************************************** from the FIRST Bomber alumni Guest book: >>From: Bill Standley (69) Date: Tue Mar 16 18:01:59 1999 Glad to see something on the web worth reading for a change add me to the list for the class of 69 -Bill Standley (69) ************************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) About Chuck Taylor Converse All-Stars, "cons" at RHS in 69 and "Chucks" now: Marquis M. Converse started the Converse Rubber Co. in 1908. The first "all-star" shoe came out in 1917. In 1921 Chuck Taylor, from hoops crazy Indiana, was playing for the Akron Firestones and was hired to peddle the shoes on the road. Chuck became the first player endorser as he combined his salesmanship and playing ability. He played for the barnstorming Akron Firestones and Buffalo Germans a good 25 years before the start of the NBA. He conducted clinics while peddling the Chucks and was a small town traveling ambassador for hoops. In 1923, Chuck got his signature on the ankle patch that remains today. Chuck was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Hall of fame in 1968 and died in 1969, the year I graduated from RHS. Converse also made a goofy looking wrestling shoe in addition to the most popular and famous hoop shoes. I think I remember buying my first pair of "cons" at BB & M for $6.35 including tax. (they came in really cool shoe boxes too) That was a lot than. ! We wore "cons" for hoops and for style at Carmichael in 1966, along with Thunderbird sweaters, Pendleton plaid shirts, and Van Huesen narrow collar shirts with "locker loops" that were frequently torn off and collected. I actually wore white low cuts, instead of blacks as I just like them better. Great memories Response to Rick Maddy's recollections about Mr. Arnold's wood shop. Glenn Arnold made it cool to take shop. Everybody took it. I still remember wood-working skills that I learned in his class in 1965 and 66. A walnut coffee table, made from scratch, still stands proudly in my dad's ranch house as well as a pair of those "winged Viking ships" that could also pass for sea-gulls with a different paint job. Dennis Harrington was Mr. Woodshop at Carmichael during those years. He earned so many points that Mr. Arnold took him out of the grading curve. He raced around after school, excusing himself for cutting in on your machine, and turn out a tremendous volume of stuff including fancy wooden skateboards with wheels from the roller-rink. Glenn Arnold was awesome. -Phil Jones 69 ************************************************** >>From: Franco (70) Converse black low tops weren't the only thing sad about Dog Soldat's hoop "career".... Hey anyone out there remember A&W burgers? I am having a debate with someone that some of the burgers... Teen Burgers I think, actually were served with MUSTARD on them!!!! anyone back me up on this? still the only burger I can remember EVER being served with mustard. Also I would like to hear from any Riverside Park tennis bums... we spent our summer playing tennis, heading to A&W and learning of the inspiration that was Ray Hall! -Franco (70) ************************************************** >>From: Rob Teats (70) TO Vicki Owens (72) EFFE (Experiment in Free Form Education) was a very innovative and risky approach to education that I introduced as the Student Body President in 1970. We suspended all classes for a week and replaced them with a curriculum generated from the interests of students, teachers, and members of the community. Courses included; Yoga, Contemporary Christian Theology, History of the Viet Nam War, Macramé, Rock and Roll, Nuclear Physics, and Science Fiction Writing, to name just a few. At the time, these subjects were very avant garde. The classes were taught by all different kinds of people that included, parents, teachers, students, Hanford scientists, even a Jesuit professor. I remember we invited presenters from around the country including, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Abbey Hoffman, Joan Baez, and Sen. William Fulbright. In the end we didn't have any famous presenters, but we had some very interesting people. It was difficult to convince the administration to go along with EFFE because it was so risky and we did not plan to take any attendance. They thought all the kids would take off for the week. We had to come to a compromise in order to satisfy the state requirements. Finally, the administration and faculty really did support the program and attendance was up during the week. There were many people involved in making EFFE possible. Some names that come to mind are Steve McCormack, Geoff Rothwell, Tim Crowley, Ray Nelson, and too many others who I can't recall. I am still amazed that we pulled off something that had never been done before; suspend all classes for a week and replaced it with a free and open form of learning. This was such an innovative thing that we should have been on the national news and written up in educational periodicals. Even so, for one week we had fun. -Rob Teats (70) ************************************************** >>From: Kelvin Soldat (71) As usual Boo Boo Davis (74) is mistaken about some important Bomber history. It's true I was the first player to wear black low cut Chuck Taylor Converse in Bomber gym. And as far as I know the only one still to this day. However the year was 1969. I was playing for Mel Shauer's sophomore team and we got to play a few minutes of the JV game, not the Varsity. I remember it vividly because Ray Juricich, the JV coach, told us that the other team would be very nervous, so give a head fake at the basket and the opposing player would jump sky high, then just drive around them for the easy lay in. Well I always listened to the coach and being the King of head fakes I gave one to my opponent and sure enough he jumped about 5 feet in the air. Now was my chance! I drove to the basket wide open and shot a lay in so hard it bounced off the backboard and went clear out to mid court. Totally embarrassing. I'm sure it was the shoes! -Kelvin Soldat (71) ************************************************** >>From: Marcia Ehinger (71) Somebody in their note said they liked to go to the "Bunchs" house for lunch.. Was that your place?? -Marcia Ehinger (71) ************************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) This one's for Franco. Funny what you learn when searching Alta-Vista with a 'Converse' 'Chuck' 'Taylor' query... Charles H. Taylor was a basketball player for the Akron Firestones. He liked what he saw in the Converse All Star shoe (first made in 1917) and knew basketball players all across America would soon be wearing them. As a matter of fact, he believed in the shoe so much that in 1921 he joined the Converse sales force, and traveled all across the United States not only promoting the All Star sneaker, but also the game of basketball itself, for which he hosted basketball clinics. Because of his tireless efforts, Taylor was named the "Ambassador to Basketball." But the Converse Corporation also bestowed something else on him. Because he was so successful in promoting the All Star sneaker, as well as making important changes in the original All Star shoe, in 1923, his name "Chuck Taylor" was added to the ankle patch. Hence the "Chuck Taylor" All Star basketball shoe was born! * More on the famous Converse "Chuck Taylor" All-Stars, Franco (70)... Yes, everyone I knew bought those shoes for basketball. They were right on! My Dad always wanted me to get the "Jeepers" or the Red Ball Jets ("Jump higher! Run faster!" was their ad campaign, if I recall) but I stuck to the name brand like everyone else. In that regard we all were "non-conforming-conformists in the 60's. Yep, $18. Don't remember cutting the "Cons" off, though. My jeans, yes. Shoes, no. I must've been nerdy enough then to actually buy the style I wanted. Usually picked up the low-top original black pair because the girls always bought white shoes and dyed them... Didn't want to somehow tint them red by accident in the wash with my red sweater... What I always noticed was the way they wore out after just one year. First a little extra wear on the toe, then the tongue would always start fraying where it was attached. Once that happened either the uppers fell apart or the sole came unglued. Mine usually smelled too bad to get to that stage. I remember trying to wash them once and proceeded to put them through the dryer by themselves. If they weren't torn up before that, they sure were after. * The first concert I ever saw was "Sugarloaf" in Bomber Gym. Must've been in '69 or '70. What a blast when they came back for the encore and did, "Green-Eyed Lady", the 20-minute version! Someone mentioned the dark dances at the "Roller Rena". Weren't the lights in the RHS gym left on during the "SugarLoaf" show? Anyone else see that gig? At the time I didn't think much about it but now maybe it was for "chaperoning" purposes like the dances at "Christ the King", but who knows? * I remember Mark McLanahan's bad off-road motorcycle crash behind the Richland airport - rode straight into a concrete ditch but somehow recovered very nicely and was named Jr. Prince at the Jr.-Senior Prom in '71. His brother Craig and I were friends in grade school. I wasn't riding with Mark that day but I do remember those challenging concrete irrigation ditches filled with tumbleweeds back behind the airport... You had to get up speed riding down one side to get up enough momentum to fly out the other side... Seems Mark was going too fast and rode straight into the bottom of one and cracked his helmet. Didn't a guy named Workman lose his life skydiving at the Richland airport around then, too? Hey Pat Gable... (The '71 Columbian has you as Pat Goble) Great Mr. Arnold story. I had Mr. Richards and he let me do the simple stuff... But anyway, say a big hello to Mike Doan (71) comin' from a classmate over here in Kirkland... Mentioned Mike in a posting here awhile back as a guy who had a mean kick soccer game in grade school... * Where the heck did Gary Dennis and Robin Moore end up? (Both class of 71) What a couple of great guys! What about Peggy Krull, my HS sweetheart? (Her family moved to College Place, WA in 1972 and she must've graduated as a Walla Walla Blue Devil in 1973) Hope she's doing fine... she was very fine... All for now. -Stu Osborn (71) ************************************************** >>From: Teri Claphan Foss (74) How wonderful to connect with old friends again through the "Alumni Sandstorm". Entries from fellow classmates have certainly brought back many memories. Remember those dances at Harry Cramer Center?? Seems like so long ago. BJ Davis, Bomber Mom (one of my favorite people in the whole world) nice to "see" you here! And Brad Upton (74).. .who could forget the mosquito foggers??? I used to chase them on my bike! (remember the bikes with the banana seats?) Thank you Diane Ledingham Vanderburg (74) for telling me about this site. Hope to hear from some old friends. Can't believe it's been 25 years! I think I'm getting old.. just became a grandmother! -Teri Claphan Foss (74) ************************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) Do you all remember the ol' Homecoming assemblies we use to have? We'll I just happen to be on the decoration committee that year (1973) and was in charge of finding astro-turf for the royalty court. The pressure was on. Where was I going to get astro-turf on a budget of $0? Then it came to me. Einan's Funeral home. Hey, I couldn't beat the price! They had no problem loaning it to me, as long as I had it back before the next funeral that afternoon. So I borrowed a truck and a friend, Kathy Duce. She had no idea where we were heading. And when she found out, she either wanted to kill me or get sick... I couldn't remember which one. Needless to say, the assembly looked great. I even got the astro-turf back on time, even though I had to take it back myself. People are so touchy....ha ha ha... -Terry Hutson (74) ************************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) Oh yes! The Fire Prevention Parade. I remember looking forward to those every year. I was devastated one year when I couldn't be in it. It's too bad our kids have to miss out on this. I remember one year my brothers and I were all in it together. They carried a box with some sort of cloth draped over it. I walked in front with a hankie. We all looked very mournful. We carried a sign that said "Fred is dead. He smoked in bed!" It seems like we walked from Symons to "Riverside" park. You know, somebody with a lot of ambition should get those started again. So what if it blocks a very busy GWW. -Julie Ham Froehlich (77) ************************************************** >>From: Suzy Nuest Dickey (77) I have a vague memory of Dr. Petersen. We met after my "unfortunate Drano incident" when I was about 2-3 years old. Mom raved about him for years for saving my life, but all I remember was waking up in the hospital, not being able to talk, and Dr. Petersen pretending that I was teaching him to snap his fingers. Does anybody remember the Tower Of Power or the Bachmann Turner Overdrive concerts? Tickets were $3.50 - a whole bunch of money considering my first job at Zip's paid about .95 cents an hour. All the fries and cherry 7-Ups you could get away with, though . . . -Suzy Nuest Dickey (77) ************************************************** >>From: Donna Fisher (80) Below information came from my Dad's (Dick Fisher-50) Senior Will and Prophecy. (his copy was in poor shape). Senior Will Jim Chubb wills Jack Fisher to anyone who won't mind playing second fiddle to every girl in school. Stan Ewing wills his ability to do anything in nothing to Ralph Myrick. Don Fisher wills his slightly store boughten muscles to some lucky Freshman who plans on going of for school sport. (He'll need them.) Bruce Issacs wills 1946 Ford to anyone who wants it. Jo Ann Cawdry wills her job of typing and stenciling the basketball programs to whoever is dumb enough to do it. Billy Knowles wills his teachers to Gerald Bewlay. Ed Osborn will his ability to pick pockets to George Richardson. Larry Steel wills all high school fun to all the under class men. Wayne Wagner wills his skinny legs to Bob Shea. The below information came from My Dad's Sandstorms (circa 1947-50): Who can remember My Diary Article? Col-Hi news on KPKW. The Pigskin Parade: Below is a little story from this article - Don Fisher - 5'8" 160lbs - Sophomore, he is the best QB for the Bombers, the great passing artists has been called the second Sid Luckman. Doesn't like girls (much) except the one (couldn't find out her name without using a club). Intends to play college football and maybe professional. (You can help us, does anybody know the girls name?) and finally, Spotlight on Sports article. There was a lot of stuff to write about, but I didn't know where to start. -Donna Fisher (80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/18/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers sent stuff in: Cliff Judd (49), Dick Harris (49), Dick Roberts (49), Ralph Myrick (51), Carol Kibler (56), Bill Byrd (59), Linda Bowman (59), Rose Boswell (61), Bob Rector (62), Jeanie Walsh (63), Jim Hamilton (63), Peg Sheeran (63), Sally Rees (63), Carol Converse (64), Gary Behymer (64), Jim Vache (64), Peggy White (65), Steve Piippo (70), Sheila Davis (71), Paula Moberg (73), Anne Mitzlaff (77), Karen Russell (78) ****************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) Hello Richard Harris (49), long time no see. This is Cliff Judd (49); About Capt. Kleckner, I was in his first Washington State History class. I don't think either of us knew much about the state of Washington, as we both just got here. Also I think it was the first Washington State History class in Col Hi too.. Anyway the Capt. did not like anything that I wrote about the state, until one day I got in a hurry and copied the encyclopedia word for word; he gave me a "B" for that. Great Guy. Before I went into the Navy, due to Korea, I had a little experience with spudnuts. Uptown did get built before I left Richland. Anyway after the Navy, I started college in San Luis Obispo, CA. I was real happy to see a spudnut shop on the main drag. Walked in and ordered half dozen glazed and a half dozen chocolate spudnuts. This sweet young thing looked up from behind the counter and said it was her first day and would I please show her which ones are spudnuts. Things got better as time went on. -Cliff Judd (49) ****************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) Re: Marv Carstens (61) comment on Col. Kadlec and Central America and the Panama Canal. I suspect you were thinking about U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Officer, Col. George Washington Goethals, who served with distinction in the building of the Panama Canal. President Teddy Roosevelt put him in charge of the building of the Panama Canal, after the Engineer and Basic Architect, John F. Stevens, resigned in 1907. Goethals Drive was named after him. -Dick Harris '49 ****************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) When I was 17, St. Patrick's Day, 1948, my mother, Leone, surprised me with a birthday party. The gang was invited and my mother presented me with a gold bracelet. The front of the bracelet was inscribed with my name. The backside of the bracelet said, "The Gang". The gang consisted of Rem Ryals (49), Phil Raekes (49), Mel Stratton (49), Joe Wilson (49), Gary Nield (49), Royal West (49) and Rufus Pederson. (Does anyone know where Royal West is located?) We did not do any tagging like the gangs in Southern California do, but I'm sure we were up to other mischief. When Carol and I left Richland in 1954, my mom and dad continued to have parties for the gang for several years. I still have the bracelet somewhere. Tonight Carol and my oldest grandson, who is attending Cal Poly, took me out to dinner at Scotties, a nearby bistro in Pismo Beach. We had corn beef cabbage and I had a shot of Jameson's Irish whiskey to celebrate the day. Anyone ever been there? HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, EVERYONE! -Dick Roberts, 49 ****************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Talking about teachers, I haven't heard very much about 'these ones'. The teacher I remember first was Helen Skogen. I think a lot of us had a crush on her. She now lives about five houses from me. Helen and Marion Hankwitz share the house. Another who comes to mind is Walter LePage. He now lives in North Pasco and is a retired wheat farmer. He taught physics. The chemistry teacher was Gifford Jones. Boy, did Richard Gibson (51) and Brad Cutshall (51) give him a bad time. Two things that I remember about that class. First, was when he was showing us how to keep from being burnt while using a Bunsen burner. While explaining this to us, he caught his tie on fire. Second, we were making hydrogen gas by mixing zinc and hydrochloric acid. Instructions were to only use a test tube with a couple chunks of zinc and a small amount of HCL and then lighting it. Result was a small pop. Richard used a fairly good sized beaker, filled half of it with zinc and the rest with HCL. Then he got a glass funnel and put on top of the beaker. Then he lit it. The was a loud bang and Mr. Jones took off to the rear of the room to see what happened. What he saw was Richard against the wall with the funnel in his right hand and his eyes were as big as saucers. As a matter of fact the whole class about wet our pants. Then there was Mr. Reckwa (sounds like this). He taught social studies. He was wall eyed so he had to look to the side to see you. Felt sorry for him. Kids were real mean to him. Mr. Welsh, the craft teacher and couch of the Nazerene basket ball team made up of Hostetler, Thurmond, Wahl, Tracy, Myrick, can't remember the rest. Do any of you remember Eagle Beak? Another name I can't remember when one of our favorite principals was canned or something and we all were to go on a sit down strike. Rish, the PE, is still playing golf. He still sounds the same. I wonder if he still has the two x four with the holes in it. I also remember a cute English teacher, her name escapes me. Man, the good ole days -Ralph Myrick (51) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Carol Kibler Payne (56) Date: Wed Mar 17 15:10:09 1999 Col-High Class of 1956 My sincere thanks to Gary for starting this website! Columbia High and my classmates are a very important part of my life. I would enjoy hearing from anyone at my e-mail address. -Carol Kibler Payne (56) ****************************************** >>From: Bill Byrd (59) TO Ed Borasky (59): you rode your bicycle around the gym in your Zorro costume to attract attention to your senior class president candidate Bill Roe (59) as his campaign manager. And you said "He who slings mud soon looses ground". See you at the class reunion this summer. Regards, Bill Byrd (59) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Linda Bowman Warren (59) Date: Wed Mar 17 23:44:02 1999 As all have said, so glad to find the site! Jim Warren (59) and I married in 1963 after graduating from college and are now living in the Chicago area. We are planning on attending the 40th reunion this summer and hope to see many of you. Let us hear from you! -Linda Bowman Warren (59) ****************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) I am really having fun hearing from some of you. Hello to Melinda Robinson (61) and Marvin Carstens (61). I just got a wonderful email from Irene Dela Brettone. It makes me feel connected again after years of not seeing or hearing from you. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ****************************************** >>From: Bob Rector (62) To Marv Carstens (61) and Ginko aided Memories of Mrs. Wiley Yes, had Mrs. Wiley for typing and still remember her voice: "asdfjkl;" She also told the girls that it was time to start wearing rouge, and told the boys to color match our socks and tie! Perhaps it was Chuck Smith who was late to class one day, so he picked one of the roses out of the flower bed (at the end of Mac Hall) and brought it in to her. He (or whoever it was) walked through the door, late, with that flower and we all just cracked up cause we knew his plan. Mrs. Wiley, was so happy and proud to get that "stolen" flower that she pinned it on her dress and wore it all day! She was a "strange ranger" but I thought she was fun. Her standard introduction: "I'm Mrs. Wiley and I'm a widow...had five husbands and they all died." Oh, According to the nice lady at Ginko State Park, Vantage, WA: Many of us have planted Ginko trees. However, the funny thing is that some ads "glamorize" by emphasizing the species, Ginko Biloba, when Ginko Biloba just happens to be the only Ginko species left. You can't get any other kind. All other Ginko have been extinct for "Millions of years." It survived only in China and has been re-introduced. If interested, she raises seedlings and sells them at the museum. Yes, I've purchased, planted, and then ignored several to death. If I could just remember to give them water.... -Bob Rector, Class of '62 (I think) ****************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh (63) Where oh where is Cappy Haines? I tried to e-mail him, but it came back. Where oh where is Cappy? Jeanie Walsh 63 ****************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) RE: Just Playin' Doctor All of these House Call stories, reminded me of my Mother's favorite Dr. Albertowitz story. Dr. Albertowitz, was the closest thing we had to a neighborhood doctor in the south end. He lived in a white house in the 300 block of Armistead, behind Dick Plows (63) and kinda kitty corner from the Turners and Mike Hughes. Dr. Albertowitz came over to our house to check on my sore throat one night and asked my mom if we had any whiskey for the whiskey and sugar syrup, he was often want to prescribe. When my mother said that we did have some whiskey, Dr. Albertowitz asked "what kind". Another Dr. Albertowitz musing, was at the Richland Theater. All of the families in town were there with their kids to see some Walt Disney nature film, we were sitting behind the Albertowitz family. On the screen there were some Otters playing and sliding in the mud. Dr. Albertowitz had been providing a running commentary to the kids (Ann Lousie, Ruthie and John). When the otters came on the screen, the good Doctor in his Bostonian accent, told the kids "Those are odors". I was his paper boy, and he tipped well also. -Jim Hamilton (63) ****************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) T) Paula Beardsley Glenn (62): amo, amas, amat = I love, you love, he/she/it loves. Can't believe I remembered that. He must have taught me something. -Peg Sheeran Finch (63) ****************************************** >>From: Sally Rees Dall (63) Well, I think it's time I contributed a little something to this Website that ole' Rich and I have enjoyed reading so much - seeing as it was my house that the bus crashed into. It was when I was in the first grade - so I think it must have been around 1951. My mother, sister Judy, and I were home - my Dad was out at the project working swing shift. My mother had just had a house full of girl scouts - thank heavens they were all gone, and I was sitting in the kitchen waiting for some soup that was cooking on the stove. I remember sitting there when all of a sudden the lights went out, I heard this terrible crash, and saw something that was right in front of me ( I learned later it was the front end of the bus ) - of course, I immediately thought we had a bomb drop and went into the " head down in arms" drill that we had practiced so often in school. Then I heard my mother calling to me to see if I was OK - and I realized the kitchen wall had caved in and I was trapped in there by myself. Amazingly enough, I remained calm as my Mom kept calling to make sure I was OK. Billye - it was your brother, Gene, who was one of the first ones on the scene and helped dig through that wall to get me out! To this day, he remains my hero! Actually my mother and sister were more injured than I was - they had some cuts from broken glass from the window - but I really had very few injuries - just a lot of tomato soup in my blonde hair! We were all taken to the hospital where we met my Dad who was very shaken and worried about us, but we were all OK! The government tried to come in and "fix" the house, but it never was the same after that. We ended up moving to our house on Hains where my parents still live today! And yes, the bus driver did have a heart attack, but fortunately was driving an empty bus, so no one else died in the accident. It's been great hearing from all of you - who else but the "Bombers" would have such a fun Website! -Sally Rees Dall (63) ****************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I've sure enjoyed reading all the pieces about the "Converse" tennis shoes. Looked up the address that was given and enjoyed reading all about the history. Saved it in my favorite places. I am very proud that my family founded the business. Back in 1929, the business was sold, due to the depression and about went under. But the family name remains to this very day along with the company. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ****************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) For those of you who wanted copies of 'Dupus Boomer' by Dick Donnell, I ask the following of you. Once you receive the copy, check out how much postage it took to mail and reimburse me for that amount. My address is: Gary Behymer...612 East Valleyview...Colfax, Washington...99111 -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************* >>From: Jim Vache (64) GO ZAGS!!! Sorry, Bomber fans, you have to switch your primary allegiance for just a few days. One of the stars of the team is from Benton City -Jeremy Eaton - and he played at "Col Hi". Watch Gonzaga in the sweet sixteen in Phoenix on Thursday. No cheering for Florida allowed!!! -Jim Vache (64) ******************************************* >>From: Peggy White Main (65) FYI - there will be a GNO (Girls Night Out) at Cavanaugh's in Kennewick on Monday, March 22. Enjoy the comedy of Brad Upton (74) as well as TCM Models with fashions from The Bon Marche, Naturally Gloria and Coldwater Creek. Tickets are $15.00 at Cavanaugh's. Doors open at 5:30pm and dinner is served at 6:00pm. Peggy White Main ('65) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) Longtime and legendary RHS educator Dale Hill is retiring this 1999 school year. While RHS prides itself on 'academics' the students and community have enjoyed Dale Hill's commitment to applied and academic education. Hill and his students have been to the state VICA competition 22 straight years. That's like going to the state hoops tournament every year for 22 years. Hill has several state student champions- and what is really impressive is his NATIONAl VICA Student Champions. Last year his student placed second nationally! Hill has several national student champs and numerous 2nd-3rd-4th students. How many national champions of any kind has RHS produced? The community will lose a tremendous teacher as will the staff and students at RHS. Hill is recognized as the finest Automotive Systems Educator on the West Coast- if not nationally. Grumpy Hill is one of a kind! -Steve Piippo (70) ***************************************** >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway (71) How long can a person read the memories and not write in. This is too much fun, I enjoy reading the memories every morning. Yes, you can stand on the corner of Wright and Tinkle (But also the corner of Cottonwood, Birch and Sanford) I should know... I came back... we bought the house from Mom and Dad and now my husband, Steve, and I are the proud owners of the "Davis Memorial Court". Lots of memories there. Seems like I have lived here forever, but it's great the Slaters, Kings, Corleys and Mitzlaffs are still here too. Franco, yes I do to remember the mustard on the teen burgers at A&W, but my favorite was the BLT on the hamburger bun. I remember going to the A&W one night and ordering ice cream cones, when the waitress bought them out Mike (Boo Boo) took his and starting making some weird sounds and then shoved the cone into his forehead, I think the waitress thought he was a looney tune (but of course we know better right). Speaking of Mike (or Boo Boo) since I am his (little bit) older sister I can remember before he was Boo Boo...... he was blessed with the nickname of Bimbo, wonder why that one didn't stick? Sorry Mike I let out the family secrets. Of course all of us had wonderful nicknames, thanks to Dad's imagination. How many remember taking the bell bottoms and slitting the sides and adding material to make the bottoms wider? It's scarey... these styles are coming back... More later. -Sheila Davis Galloway (71) *************************************** >>From: Paula Moberg Bigelow (73) To Mike Franco.. yes teen burgers did have mustard and also bacon. I had one every day of my junior year for lunch! Ahh open campus! Certainly a thing of the past these days. I went all the way through school with your sister, Janet. Tell her hello from me, the last time I saw her was at the 20 year reunion at the picnic in the park on Sunday. Thanks -Paula Moberg Bigelow (73) Also thanks to Maren and Gary for keeping up this wonderful sight. ************************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) I agree with Franco that A&W was tough to beat. I was thinking it was the Momma burger with pickles, mustard and ketchup. My budget usually went with the .29 (or was it .19) cent baby burger with ketchup and pickles. I remember going there with B.J. and some of her clan and being amazed that people actually bought burgers besides the baby burger. It might have been with you that I had my A&W world opened up. Ray Hall might have been the tennis encouraging fanatic for 1970, but by 1974 it was Holland St. John. There were about 12 of us who played tennis for hours each summer day at Howard Amon Park. On occasion, we'd walk up to the Gaslight for a fizzy orange soda. I think it was Kellie Walsh (77) and I who finished off someone else's pizza after we saw them walk out. Broke and hungry after 4+ hrs. of tennis can make a person do odd things. But, it was fun. Thanks for the notice for the ornaments. I remember someone mentioning her hairdo, but not her name. Do you remember witnessing Ms. Larson's math adding skills in awe and her always shaking her head that it was too slow? -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) ****************************************** >>From: Karen Russell Walley (78) To Franco: You are right, the teen burger had mustard. I know because I hate mustard. I always had to get the baby burger... hated that too. By the way, your dad was my follow up doc after my appendix ruptured when I was 14. Dr. Flanagan did the surgery and post-op care - or rather torture - and then I was blessed to be seen by your father. What a kind and gentle man... very careful about whether I was in pain or not. I have to drop one more tidbit of info. My brother, Jim, was good friends with your sister, Janet. -Karen Russell Walley (78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/19/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and one Bomber Mom today: Kay Mitchell (52), Ed Borasky (59), Bill Groff (61), Edie McLenegan (61), Jim Hamilton (63), David Rivers (65), Rick Maddy (67), Rich Crigler (70), Geoff Rothwell (71), Susy Rathjen (71), Sherri Fisher (74), Tony Marsh (75), Sheryl Romsos (76), Darcy Doyle (77), Linda King (79), Jenny Loper (87), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ****************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates (52) Mr. Kleckner! Yes, I remember him well. As a freshman, he was one of the first male teachers I had ever experienced, and he scared me half to death with his gruff talk and mannerisms. I took Washington State History from him, but it seems we talked more about Alaska! He may have been gruff, but he had a real tender side that I came to know, and I worked very hard in his class because I enjoyed him so much. At grade time I did not get the "A" that I had been anticipating. Much to my dismay, my report card had a "D" on it and it nearly reduced me to tears. My parents encouraged me to go talk to him about my grade, reminding me that teachers are only human and can make mistakes, and perhaps there had been a mistake. They were right! I conjured up my courage and asked him to check the grade book. He had always confused me with another girl in the class, and sure enough, he had given me her grade and she got my "A". He felt really bad about it - changed my grade - don't know what he did about the other girl. To Nancy Jones (60) - I think I probably was your babysitter a few times. We lived on the corner of Marshall and Williams. Your family lived up on Marshall by the Overstreets, right? Andrea McCrindle (52) must have been your close neighbor also. Andrea, Marilyn Overstreet (52) and I were all in the same grade. I believe my father, Art Mitchell and your father worked together. I have some vague memories of taking care of you and your brother a few times. -Kay Mitchell Coates (52) ****************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) TO Bill Byrd (59) My recollection is that *I* was running for VP, not managing Bill Roe's campaign. Bill? Bonnie? Am I right?? One thing I *am* sure of -- I lost. TO Bob Rector (62) Another little-known fact about Gingko trees: There are male gingko trees and female gingko trees. The females, as is customary in the plant world, bear the fruit. And here's the kicker -- it's very rare that someone will plant a female gingko tree. "Why?", I hear someone ask. Because the fruit I mentioned above smells absolutely awful!! Memories of Larry Coryell (61): 1. I remember him performing at an assembly in the gym in Chief Joseph. I don't remember the exact nature of the act, but I think it involved a ukulele. This was probably 1956. 2. In 1966 or thereabouts, I was living in Las Vegas. I went into a convenience store for something, and I was looking at the magazines. There on the cover of one of them was -- Larry Coryell, who was then a "famous guitar player." 3. In 1974, I left Las Vegas and moved to Maryland, near Washington DC. A week or two after I moved, I picked up the local paper and who do you think was playing at a local jazz club? Yup, Larry Coryell. So after the show I asked the waiter to tell him that there was someone in the audience who had known him in junior high school. Larry and I had a nice chat; at the time he was living in the Pennsylvania Dutch country and had not played outside of the East Coast area in some time. -Ed Borasky (59) ****************************************** >>From: Bill Groff (61) I read and enjoy The Sandstorm every morning, brings back many memories from school days. Rose Boswell (61) mentioned Irene Dela Brettone (61), all of the sudden I recalled 1958 ( I think ) when we went to Seattle with art teacher Mr. Quirt. I think Cliff Bowers, Jo Ann Dresser, Beth Peterson and a few others went along. I can't remember for sure about who all went but I do remember going to dinner at the Japanese Garden Restaurant, that was a kick. A bunch of hick town ninth grade kids sitting Japanese style around a low table trying to eat with chop sticks. We went to the Theater in the Round near the U. W. , a place where the audience sat around the players, how new and exciting for a bunch of youngsters. Irene are you still enjoying art? Some of my favorite teachers from Chief Jo are Mr. Harvey, Mr.. Harding, Mrs. Cottrill and of course Mr. Quirt. -Bill Groff (61) ****************************************** >>From: Edie McLenegan Telfer (61) Gary Telfer (also Class of '61) and I ran into one another at the 30 year class reunion and got married a year later. We hardly knew one another in high school -- took us 30 years to figure out what we had been missing! We lived in the Chicago area until just over a year ago, and now live on the Oregon Coast. Porto, portas, portat, portamus, portatis, portant -- is Mr. Andre still around anywhere? I carry, you carry, he carries, we carry, you (pl.) carry, they carry. What a thing to inflict on poor unsuspecting Jr. Hi students -- actually, it really has made a difference in my vocabulary over the years. I took 2nd year latin from him, but my 8th grade latin teacher was Mrs. Latta -- she always had makeup on her collar. And Marv Carstens is right -- Ora Cottrill was a huge influence. Marv -- do you remember the man who taught our homeroom class (or was it English?) in 9th grade? I can't remember now whether it was his frequent absences or his unwillingness to deal with us, but some of us sort of took over parts of that class and repeated a lot of what Mrs. Cottrill taught us. I can still diagram a sentence! And for 9th grade, Mr. Piippo was our PE teacher -- I babysat for him a time or two -- Steve, you were too little to remember, and due to a "senior moment", I can't remember whether you have any brothers or sisters. I haven't heard any mention of Art Dawald. I took US Gov't from him, as I think a lot of us did. Didn't he coach the basketball teams that took us to State so many times? I did see Ida Mae Mecum mentioned a while back -- I learned more from her classes than I realized at the time, and used notes from her class in later classes at WSU. She went back to school herself, got her PhD and taught for several years at CBC until she retired shortly before she died. Regarding gingko trees -- remember to plant only male trees! I don't know how you tell the difference until they grow up, but female trees bear a fruit that looks and smells amazingly like doggy doo! I'm hoping the tiny tree we have planted in our backyard is a male. Thanks to Gary Behymer for making copies of "Dupus Boomer". We're really looking forward to receiving it. We're thoroughly enjoying these trips back through time -- thank you all. -Edie McLenegan Telfer (61)- ****************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Enjoyed the musings of Joe "The Fashion Plate from Washington State" B. Ford regarding his dad (Joe Ford the Elder). Joe the First was truly a piece of work. I used to enjoy listening to him wax eloquently about being in the army at Camp Polk, the early days of the project, possibly a stint as a traveling salesman and various and assorted other tales of the 30's and 40's. His use of Louisiana colloquialisms and the vernacular of his youth, have also stayed with me for all of these years. Haven't had a lot of chances to use it much, except the one about "having room for Texas". Much more of a Mark Twain, or Garrison Keillor than a Ward Cleaver. I wonder if our kids and their friends, found us to be as entertaining as we found our friend's parents. Don't think there is as much conversation now as there was then. Hate to blame it on TV and the movies, but a lot of my regional knowledge of the US came from the folks who came to Richland from all over the country. Seems like we had pockets of families from Oklahoma (Pook, Maulsby and Terry Jones), Salt Lake (Pitt's, Cliff Cunningham, Bob Mathis), and on and on. Was it just me, or were the various trades (steam fitters, welders, the construction) all hired regionally, and relocated to Hanford? Wish we could have a chance to talk to some of those Old Timers again. Doubt that we could tell 'em much, but sure would be great to kick back and listen, and listen and listen. -jimbeaux p.s. Joe looks more like his Pop, than his Dad ever did. And you can take that to the bank. ****************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Cappy Haines And just where is Cappy? I have one of the greatest memories of a bunch of us cruising in Cappy's car one night (I remember it to be a light blue 1961 ford convertible or something very close to that... memory does fade these days) and someone got the bright idea to do a physics experiment (though I doubt any of us could spell physics at the time) and jump straight up from the rear of the car while it was moving and see if we landed right in the spot... not understanding things like inertia, we tried it... not a great success... but not too bad, either... then... being the brain that I was at the time... I got the idea to try stepping out of the car to see if I could exit running and not fall... this time, success was not to be mine... my foot touched the ground... as I put weight on it I was pulled from the car at an amazing speed... and ground... not unlike ground round, into the pavement... I accidentally recreated the episode in '67 in Vietnam, when I was hitching a ride from one area to another... got picked up by a jeep and as I was lifting myself in by holding on to the spare tire... the tire slipped out and I again found myself being dragged at an uncomfortable speed still holding the tire with my foot hooked in the space for the spare gas can... as my other boot and half my clothes were being ripped to shreds... my buddy could not stop laughing long enough to tell this boot Lt. that was driving, that he was doing his best to do away with one of Wally Green's finest... I NEVER dropped that spare tire, though! -David Rivers ('65) ****************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: Franco (70) Hey anyone out there remember A&W burgers? ...and bringing the glass gallon jug for rotor fills. Keith (64?) and Jim Hunter (66?) could tell us quite a bit about the mustard at A&W. Their parents owned it for a while in the 60's. I imagine it had several owners over the years. When and who was the last car hop (or whatever they called the servers)? I always enjoyed being served by those girls. Didn't they wear roller skates for a while too? Personally, when I come into Richland about every four or five years, and shortly after the purchase of the spudnuts, I head for Zips fish and chips. RE: Stu Osborn (71) Didn't a guy named Workman lose his life skydiving at the Richland airport around then, too? Don Workman (67) - one of the first in our class to lose their life after graduation. Don was a big guy with the largest hat size of them all. In ninth grade Mr. Chitty had to order a special football helmet to fit Don's head. Even the high school didn't have one. And he was a really nice guy. Don had quite a few jumps in and had experience. I recall hearing about Don using an unfamiliar (borrowed?) chute with the ripcord on the opposite side he was used to. I do not believe he ever got it open. All deaths of classmates are shocking. We are supposed to die sometime around 100 years, in our peaceful sleep, in the same evening we had watched a Cinnamon Bear video with all the great-grandkids clinging to us while sharing a sack of spudnuts, school chili and cinnamon rolls, and drinking Arctic Circle blackberry shakes, or something like that. Anything less is not acceptable and tragic. -Rick Maddy (67) ****************************************** >>From: Rich Crigler (70) Boo Boo Davis (74): You spell it Dawg. Yes, Dawg Slow Daddy Soldat was and still is quite a trend setter. I have a box of old programs and I saw nothing but the Chuck Taylor white high tops till 70. I'm sure Dawg wore his low tops to increased his speed. Jimmy Qualheim informs me he had on white Adidas. As I looked at the picture closer I noticed Soldat still has his pocket protector on -- are we sure he wasn't the manager? Franco, how can you remember mustard on A&W burgers? I would think lime vodka would be remembered before mustard. Just wondered. -Crigler ****************************************** >>From: Geoff Rothwell (71) To Rob Teats (70) and friends, What the **** are you talking about? The administration pulled the plug on Thursday and Friday because they thought if EFFE went on all week that students would enter the weekend wanting more. So we went back to regular classes at the end of the week. Which, as it turned out, was fine with me, because I was the curriculum coordinator and managed over 300 courses for 3 days. The experienced changed my life. I've been managing curriculum in every academic institution I've been involved in since the call I got from Steve McCormick asking me to work on EFFE almost 30 years ago! Did in affect anyone else? -Geoffrey Rothwell (71) ****************************************** >>From: Susy Rathjen Whitney (71) For those of you from Lewis and Clark and know Mrs. Brinkman, she's in the hospital with pneumonia. I went and saw her today and she is in good spirits. She will be in for several days. I'm sure she would appreciate get well cards. She's at Kadlec Hospital, 888 Swift Blvd., Richland. Also, I talked with Rada Lund the other day. I'm sure there are many people who remember her. She taught out in Hanford, substituted at John Ball, taught for awhile in Kennewick and at Lewis and Clark. She'll be 95 and is still very active and has wonderful stories to tell. She is the "Music Chairman" for the Columbia Ward at the LDS Church on Jadwin. I told her if anyone wants to say "hi" through the Sandstorm, that I would make sure she gets the message. -Susy Rathjen Whitney '71 ****************************************** >>From: Sherri Fisher (74) Everyone is talking about Kadlec Hospital. I remember exactly what the outside of the Hospital looks like. Especially the rooms in the maternity section because the family album has a nice selection of photos of my Dad and us kids looking through the window at Mom and the newest arrival. It was always Easter. We were always dressed in our Easter finest with hats and gloves, standing outside looking in. Why was my Mom always in the Hospitable at Easter? Because we took our family vacation in July. (I bet you never thought I would figure that out, did you, Mom) Another fond memory - south enders only - the Carnation Milk company right across the street from Lewis and Clark. They had yummy yummy treats including pink and white checker ice cream that you cut into thick slabs!! Ohh soo good! And finally. The Fire Prevention Parade. The bain of my life. I was ALWAYS the terrible little **** who played with matches and burned up the whole family. I ALWAYS was dressed in burned up rags carrying a giant match and pulling my Aunt Patty Fisher (71) in a wagon. She was dressed in purest white with bows, ruffles and ribbons. Also a golden halo. She evidently represented innocence destroyed by evil. Sigh. -Sherri Fisher (74) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni page Guest Book: >>From: Tony Marsh (75) Date: Thu Mar 18 23:38:36 1999 Just found this page thanks to Doug Patterson (75), love it 1975 BOMBER who's new to the computer and still learning. who's out there from 74/75? -Tony Marsh (75) ****************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) 8:31 Hello to Miriam Lewis, Class of '76: Miriam, I was thinking of you yesterday, as I put the corned beef and cabbage into the crockpot - Mom says that your Dad was absolutely famous for the corned beef that he made - that it was always the best that you could get! By the way, my mom ran into your mom a few weeks ago and she said that you are getting married. CONGRATULATIONS! -Sheryl Romsos Senyk, Class of '76 ****************************************** >>From: Darcy Doyle Hupf ( 77) I just read Anne Mitz's (77) entry. THE BABY BURGER! It's slowly coming back to me now. And the Mama burger. Where else but TriCities? And Arctic Circle Special sauce!! the best. I couldn't eat the burgers there cause I heard they were made from horses... even if it wasn't true, I kept seeing horses between those buns! And as for the mosquito fogger... we called it The Mosquito Man. The whole neighborhood went wild when we heard the roar of that machine. We road bikes and ran in and out of that white cloud. Seattle people just look at me in wonder when I mention the Mosquito Man. Boy, did they miss out!! And finally, Ms. Larson and her "beehive" hair! It never moved! It didn't even tip over or lean. Did anyone else buy tupperware from her to aid in her trip she was trying to win, or was I the only sucker? I think I still have juice pitcher and cup sets in storage. I couldn't sell them so I just bought a bunch.. like I had any money! She was a trip! See, I wouldn't be where I am today without that quality educational experience! Now, where am I??? -Darcy Doyle Hupf ( 77) ****************************************** >>From: Linda King Goetz (79) TO Lisa Willis Cedergren (79) Hi Lisa! You are on our missing list for our reunion this summer so I was happy to see you on this site. If you want info on the reunion, e-mail your address to me. Hi, also, Fanchon Ling (79) and Kim Edgar (79) and all the other 79ers. See you at the reunion this summer! -Linda King Goetz (79) ****************************************** >>From: Jenny Loper Buchanan (87) With all of this talk about the famous school chili and cinnamon rolls, I must make a confession. Even after attending school in Richland my whole life, I never ate even one of those cinnamon rolls. If memory serves, chili day was Wednesday in elementary school (Spalding) and that day I was everyone's "best friend". That was only because it was known that I would willingly part with my cinnamon roll. I believe that generally (at least as I got older!) a boy would be the lucky recipient! So, even though I've never tasted one of those cinnamon rolls, I have fond memories of them, too. -Jenny Loper Buchanan '87 ****************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) It just dawned on me after reading a letter in sandstorm today that THE Mike Franco (70) was the son of DR Franco. Why didn't I know that? Wig fell off the bleachers at a Little league game one day and got quite a gash in the back of his head. I rushed him to emergency and was about to lose it because they wanted to fill out a bunch of papers first. I was sure Wig was bleeding to death and was really getting quite vocal about it when your Dad calmly walked by on his rounds I guess. He peeked in and saw immediately that they had a hysterical mother on their hands so he walked over to Wig and very efficiently took some hair on each side of the wound and tied it together and then calmly went on about his own business. Wig (Kent) never had a scar and we never received a bill from the good Dr. Good to see you on the Sandstorm site daughter (Sheila Davis Galloway-81) All the Davis are now except for Wig and he is shopping for a computer and will join us soon. Sheila didn't tell you but her nickname from her Dad was Princess. Miss Anne (Mitzlaff Gerken-77) The Davis' taught you a lot didn't they? The boys as I recall even taught you how to spit. I remember the A&W visits too. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/20/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Cliff Judd (49), Bill Wilborn (54), Dick Nelson (59), John Northover (59), Donna Williams (60), Nancy Jones (60), Rose Boswell (61), Peggy Johnson (63), Linda McKnight (65), Pam Eninger (67), Bob Gustavson (70), Susy Rathjen (71), Tony Marsh (74), Karen Davis (76) ****************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) TO Ralph Myrick (51): Thanks for the information on Mr. LePage, my favorite Science Teacher. Hard to think of him as a wheat farmer. I will never forget the time that Mr. LePage had a Radiometer going in the window and he convinced the whole class that it was perpetual motion in action, we are agreed. Then he yelled "NO"!! It was not; the sun was powering the radiometer. Moral of the story, you don't get something for nothing. Which is still true today. Does any one remember what happen to Mr. Anderson, the wood shop instructor. He was still there in the fall of 49. Every time that I come out of my wood shop with all of my fingers, I say thanks to Mr. Anderson. Glad to hear that coach Rish is still playing golf. Didn't coach Barker become principal and then the school board fired him, which was the cause of the student walk our or sit in???? -Cliff Judd (49) ****************************************** >>From: Bill Wilborn (54) I spent a couple of days in Richland the first part of March to visit Gordon Andersen (54). What an enjoyable time. It is mind boggling how much that city has grown. I had not been back since 1967, and before that it was 1958 when I went back into the military. Saw a couple of classmates from 54 while there, but I also registered for the 45th class reunion in September so I will be seeing many more when that time rolls around. Have sure enjoyed the Sandstorm with all the memories and recollections from everyone no matter what class. I don't know if anyone in the class of 64 might remember my nephew, David Wilborn. He moved to Oregon when he finished the 6th grade and graduated from high school in Albany, Oregon. He went to the University of Oregon on a track scholarship and was coached by the legendary Bill Bowerman. I believe that he had the 3rd fastest mile in the world in 1967 that he ran just before the Olympic trials in Los Angeles. If anyone remembers him let me know and I will pass on to him. That's it for now and a great big thanks to Maren and Gary for all the hard work keeping this going. -Bill Wilborn (54) ****************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson (59) To Bill Byrd '59 and Ed Borasky '59 your mind is slipping a bit Bill, (mine as well), but I was Bill Roe's campaign manager, Ed was Zorro because we thought with him on our side we could beat Cap Phillips for the presidency. Good to hear from you Bill, we will be at the reunion. Hope to see you there. -Dick Nelson '59 ****************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) TO Bill Groff (61) Mr. Francis Coelho was Mr. Quirt's name ... I believe the trip was in 1959... When you mentioned that trip.... BOOM memory opened up!!! We [I was on the trip also, Pat Hartnett (59) do not remember any others] went to the Japanese Gardens in Seattle, as you walk in there was a stairway and a large pool filled with "wishing-money". On a darker note ... I seem to remember a bottle of vodka that some how ended up in our room, I remember Pat Hartnett, Ned Barker (59) ... being in the room I was in, but do not remember anyone else. I do remember, I did drink some of that vodka and getting somewhat goofy .... well ok, drunk. At the play I can remember laughing in the wrong places ... what a night!!! However the next day ... I lost my orange juice ... out the window ... 10 or 13 stories up -- chuck! On another note, Mr. Coelho was one of the finest teachers that school ever saw. I am not sure if people really understand his contribution. He was an odd-duck, and some thought he might be 'queer.' At that time, there were no gays only queers and fags . [remember not wearing red on thursday???] Even though he had a wife and two kids. Besides that, his teaching methods were far above and beyond any other art teacher in the state, and beyond that of most of the teachers we had at Col-Hi. Columbia High School won ... usually about 30% of the state scholastic art awards each year. The Annual was SUPERIOR to any other annual in the entire US of A!!! His students won more National Art Awards than any other High School in the nation. Other high schools would be lucky to win one award per year ... Columbia High School Art Students won National Awards on a regular basis ... ON purpose. Columbia High School was put in a separate category by the judges ... just so other high schools could have a chance ... Col-Hi ART .. what an esthetic juggernaught!!! He was able to connect with his students, to bring out the positive and allow each to do their own thing ... with no prejudice. He did not condemn anyone's efforts ... that attitude allowed individuals to create their own vision without fear of rejection. He connected with students that had been written off by other teachers. By the way ... does anyone remember their 5 digit phone number ... Mine was 53588. later dudes and dudettes!!! -John Northover (59) ****************************************** >>From: Donna Williams Thompson (60) Well it looks like I had a "senior moment" when I said that Dr. Kahn was my fixer upper after my car accident in 1960. It was Dr. Franco. Mr. Kahn was the person that took my $5.00 every month for pasturing my horse. I NEVER followed the mosquito fogger but you couldn't help but breathe in that stuff no matter where you were. I was under the impression that it was DDT but I could be wrong. My brother, Roger Williams (65), was one of the faithful followers. To Gloria Falls Evans (58): I was at John Ball from 49 - 53 (I think). I have a question. My brother Roger (65) thinks that he remembers getting blood drawn at school for blood tests. I don't remember that. Does anyone else remember getting blood drawn? I remember shots, small pox vaccinations, chest x-rays and the urine samples we had to donate but not blood tests. The urine samples were not taken at school but at home. The truck would drop off a box for the whole family one day and pick it up the next. I think that happened once a month. I have heard there are questionnaires out for those of us that lived in that area. Does anyone know anything about them, or how to get a hold of one? I would kill for a spudnut! -Donna Williams Thompson (60) ****************************************** >>From: Nancy Jones Larsen- Pritchard (60) To Kay Mitchell Coates (52) I remember you very well. I don't remember the baby sitting part, but it must be true. I remember what a lovely person your mother was and that my Dad and yours did work together. The families didn't get together often, but when they did it was very special. I remember playing football with the boys in the grass behind your house. I do remember Andrea, Marilyn and you. Do you remember Robert Overstreet and that rumble seat car he had. He used to drive the girls around it. He was always so nice to his "little sis" next door. Here's another memory for the class of 58. When Col Hi went to the state basketball championships in Seattle, Norris and CW Brown were both on the team. My brother Ken Jones (58) buddied with Norris and he found out that the Brown's parents had no way to get to the tournament. (Maybe they didn't have a car - I don't remember that). My folks offered to take them with us to Seattle..... Now I didn't recall that there was much in the way of segregation, but found out on that trip that not everyone was as colorblind as we were. We stopped at filling stations and they were not allowed to use the rest rooms. Stopped for coffee and no one would serve them, so my mother stopped at a store and bought fruit, rolls, juices and we just had a big picnic on the way.... We took the Browns to one of their sister's homes in Seattle. Saw them at the games and brought them back to Richland. They were wonderful people. I was really too young to be in the loop, but hope that the brothers are doing well now. Several of our neighbors didn't speak to us for almost a year after that event. What an education. It was several years after that before I really understood what was going on. Thanks again for this great website. And especially thanks to those of you who write in about Jerry Larsen. Our daughters Anne-Marie (35) and Cindy (33) enjoy hearing about this part of their Dad's life. So send me more stories.... Larry Coryell (61) if you read these send some stories about those photography classes you had. If anyone has an annual from 1960 or 61 I would appreciate be happy to buy one so the girls can see what we were talking about. Jerry taught a seminar on putting annuals together and someone lifted ours. -Nancy Jones Larsen- Pritchard (60) ****************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) To Gary and Edie McLenegan Telfer (61): I remember talking to you both and then saw you together I think I knew you both looked like you were getting along so well My sincere congratulations for finding each other. Hope to see you both at the 40th. -61 Rose Boswell Smith ****************************************** from the RHS Guest Book: > Name: Peggy Johnson Tadlock (63) Referred by: From a Friend From: Boise, Idaho Time: 1999-03-19 06:26:07 Comments: Class of 1963. Born and raised in Richland and moved to Boise in 1964. Attended Jefferson, Chief Joseph and Columbia High -Peggy Johnson Tadlock (63) ****************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) Ah, memories of Kadlec Hospital. I was a candy striper in the ER and I remember a little boy who lost the tip of his finger in some awful accident. Can't remember the doctor's name but he let all of us candy stripers watch while he reattached the finger. Also, an older guy (older than me anyway) came in with half his hand blown off - he was shooting at rabbits and tripped and fell. The gun went off!! It was awful and bloody. Soon after that the candy stripers didn't get to work in the ER. Don't know why. I had Mrs. Latta for Latin at Chief Joe. The kids were so mean to her in that class. I think the whole class got W's in citizenship. I did and my parents were not happy with me. I did learn something from that class, though. Latin has helped me all through the years. I remember Art Dawald used to come "swimming" into Mr. Vandenburg's class on occasion. I thought he was such a character. Please!! My kids are dying for the chili recipe. I hear you can still get cinnamon rolls for lunch at school. Is that true??? -Linda McKnight (65) ****************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Hey Gang!!! I just got my info and entry form for the Cool Summer Nights!!! It's getting closer!!! I'm really looking forward to seeing a lot of old and maybe new friends too, there!! Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen 67 ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Bob Gustavson (70) Date: Fri Mar 19 02:05:29 1999 Jefferson, Chief Jo Warrior, Col-Hi. Look forward to seeing the Bentz and Staights together in Y2K. Why don't we throw an all-year get together for the new millennium. Anybody thought about it? Gus -Bob Gustavson (70) ****************************************** >>From: Susy Rathjen Whitney (71) To Jenny Loper Buchanan (87): Since this is a time for confessions... I must confess that I never never chased after the mosquito man, never tasted a Spudnut until I was grown and married, in fact I never tasted a taco, or a real pizza until after I was married. The only fast food we ever had was from Tastee Freeze and that was a hamburger w/ketchup only and a chocolate shake... shared with a sister. I also never ate the school chili. We usually had cold lunch, but I think I tasted a cinnamon roll a couple of times. BUT, I did make a batch of cinnamon rolls from the recipe that was in the Sandstorm. THEY WERE GOOD!!! -Susy Rathjen Whitney (71) ****************************************** >>From: Tony Marsh (74) thank you for letting me in, wish ld found this site sooner. new to the computer and still learning what's out here. another 74/76 bomber lm looking for is Marty Kulmus he's a good friend and lives in Vallajeo (spelling?) calif. l was supposed to graduate in 74 but three weeks before graduation l was told l was half a credit short, had to go back for one class for one semester, so l get invites to 74 and 75 reunions. -Tony Marsh (74) ****************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer (76) To Leslie Jones (76) Sorry I haven't gotten back to your neighbor - been real busy with my new youngster - don't give up on me - this is the first time on this machine in weeks!!!!!! -Karen Davis Scheffer (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/21/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 3 Obits today: Frank Osgard, Ralph Myrick (51), Betty McElhaney (57), Jim Russell (58), Robert Kennedy (60), Bill Groff (61), Don Panther (62), Joe Ford (63), Peggy Johnson (63), Christopher Lih (67), Diana Fowler (70), Margaret Hartnett (72), Hiawatha Hollis (74), Mike Davis (74), Marjo Vinther (77), Irene Hays, Patty de la Bretonne ****************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard TO Jimbeaux - This is one ticked off cowboy. Wait a minute while I untie this noose from the plumbing, put my pistol back in the drawer, take my finger out of the light socket, get my foot out of this stupid bucket of water and put on a band aid where I cut on my wrist. I can't even believe that John Atkins from "The lost cause class of '62" could deal out all that tripe about who "Big Frank" was. First they steal all of our favorite fuzzy sweaters, leaving us only Pep Club girls, and now they've besmirched my credibility. For years I told anyone who would listen, and several who wouldn't, that I was "The Big Frank". I even told that to the first Mrs. Osgard, who I met sneaking into a buck night double feature at the drive in. She was very impressed, and the rest is history. That might even have been the night that Hoff, Speer, Howard, et al, stole the pizzas. I've decided that to get the straight facts, we need an investigation. Not just any investigation, I want an Independent Council, before they change the law. I think Kenny "The Uniscammer" Wright, would be my choice. Ken, now is that a coincidence or what, believes in Truth, Justice and the American Way. However, he is not a fanatic, and I'm pretty sure could be bought, paid off and in my back pocket in a heart beat. He also owes me, "Big Frank", 'cause I bought a bunch of his overpriced Popov Vodka in the lobby of The Camlin back in '63. An interesting aside would be that none of our classmates named their daughters "Cammie", or so says the Good Book put out by Linda Boehning every five years or so. Back to the investigation, I feel that exoneration is at hand. Even if I lose, I'll get my 15 minutes of fame when I'm interviewed by Cousin Ben Roscoe on KALE radio, between episodes of The Cinnamon Bear. >From all indications at reunions and the like, the numbers of "Big Frank" members has grown exponentially over the last 35 or so years. Must be caused by the same malady, that makes old fat guys buy Harleys. When they had hair they wanted a new "Chevy", now they got no hair and they want a Hog with all the leather and fringe they can afford to pay way too much for. Might be a common connection to the Flume, DDT, drinking irrigation water and wearing those thin soled black tennis shoes in elementary school. Oh yeah, what's this Y2K thing. I copied out of Ralph Lee's chemistry workbook, so I didn't max the facts that Vic Hubbard put out daily. I checked the periodical table and nothing makes any sense. What's your take? Gotta rip, and watch them Gonzaga Bulldogs on the tube. Oly goes better with Gonzaga, Duke gets a microbrew and MSU rates a beer and a bump. Clear my name, -Frank ****************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) I wonder if anyone remembered Mr. Art Lind. One time principal of Jefferson Elementary and the asset Sue in ad building. He died this last week. I really liked Art. May God give him peace. -Ralph Myrick (51) ****************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) We [husband Jon Hudspeth (53) and I] just read in the paper that Ron G. Chafin (53) had passed away on Friday. We both have a lot of fond memories of Ron. He was at our house quite a bit when we were growing up. He was a good buddy with six fellows who ran around together: Steve McElhaney (53) Jon Hudspeth (52) Sammy Moore (53) Jimmy Adams (53) Rod Biggerstaff (53) and Ron. The last time they were all together was at my brother's wedding, we have a group picture of them. Ron was at our house eating the goodies that my mother baked and laughing and having a good time. Ron was best man at our wedding and spent a lot of time with us after we got married. We lost touch with him through the years but thought of him often. Our condolences go to his Wife and family. We are thankful for the memories he left with us. Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) ****************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) To: John Northover (59), Bill Groff (61) I remember our teacher, Mr. Francis Coehlo, as one who made "education at Col-Hi" a meaningful and proud experience in my academic career. I was a student of his for three years. Not in the art class, which I never experienced, and not just in the "Columbian" yearbook classes, which I did. As advisor to the yearbook, Mr. Coehlo challenged us to think "outside of the box." He questioned (constructively) our preconceived notions of "right," "wrong," ethics, sexual attitudes, values; the role of sports, the arts, college preparation, and vocational training. (As an aside, I remember tongue-in-cheek debate following our 1958 state basketball championship, when there was a strong move as a senior class project to place a permanent sign at the entrance of the city: "Welcome to Richland, Home of the Bombers!" Students of Mr. Coehlo thought it would be equally appropriate to erect the sign "Welcome to Richland, Home of the Artists." After all, more "championships" in art had come from Col-Hi than were produced by our sports department.) I continued my association with the yearbook (culminating as co-editor with Merlin Johnson in 1958), as much for the opportunity to be a part of his classroom as to shape the conception and birth of the "Columbian." His students were strongly allegiance to this diminutive man who loomed large in our lives. I remember our annual "annual" trips to Seattle, where our yearbook competed in judging and where we participated in seminars on journalistic endeavors. We always placed "first" in the competition for schools of our size. We were years ahead of others in the fields of layout, conception, photo, prose, poetry and, of course, art. These trips to Seattle were not without other opportunities for new experiences. We went to the art museum, the zoo, the UW arboretum, and Japanese restaurants. We shopped the Pike Place market. I think my first taste of bleu cheese was at the Market. Riding home, with Mr. Coehlo behind the wheel, we talked about "life," and what it was like to be young with giant opportunities still ahead. I will never remember Col-Hi years without Mr. Coehlo being a central part of those days. -Jim Russell (58) ****************************************** >>From: Robert Kennedy (60) Today's Sandstorm prompted a few memories that I want to share: As we have already been reminded, the ASB election campaign in the spring of 1958 to elect the student body officers for the following year featured Ed Borasky's "Zorro on a bicycle" antics. I also recollect someone having to remove a campaign poster because it was in "poor taste." Remember, this was the era when a bra company had a long standing advertising campaign - "I dreamed I (did this, that or the other) in my Maidenform bra." One candidate for VP (Jim Krider) had an extremely clever poster, complete with photograph, with the slogan, "I dreamed I ran for ASB vice president in my BVD's." John Northover remembers his old 5-digit phone number. I bet he can remember those of several friends as well. Here's a business phone number that should be remembered by several individuals who, year-around, walked the streets or Richland early in the morning - 41298. Does this number ring a bell for anyone? I never heard of any blood being drawn, but the topic made me think about needles, which made me think about the physical that was given to football players at Carmichael. There was a certain amount of mystery associated with it and the older kids made it sound like an ordeal. "They stick you in the groin with a square needle." Much to my relief, it was only a "lower your shorts, turn your head, and cough," hernia test. -Robert Kennedy (60) ****************************************** >>From: Bill Groff (61) To John Northover (59) When I was in the 9th grade at Chief Jo, Mr. Quirt was the art teacher (1958). I'm sure that the trip that I went on was not the only trip to Seattle to see our art on display at the Frederick and Nelson Dept. store and I'm sure you went as well but at that time, Mr. Coeiho was not at Chief Jo as far as I know. I checked my 1958 Warrior year book and no Mr. Coeiho. The reason that I'm sure is because Irene De La Bretone (61) wrote about the trip in my 1958 Warrior year book, saying "Don't forget all the fun we had in Seattle. Maybe we can do it again some time, but most of all don't forget me." As long as I have my year book, I won't forget. Can someone back me up on this? Irene? It did sound like you had a lot of fun John and I'm thankful for the teachers who have the courage to take a hand full of kids on what at that time seemed like a trip of a life time. Well gota get going, were packing for a trip to Tucson AZ. monday morning. After a winter in Seattle, I'll do any thing for a little sun. Thanks for the space for memories. -Bill Groff (61) ****************************************** >>From: Don Panther (62) My daughter was just 5 months old (1970) when she became quite sick and was dehydrated. When we couldn't keep anything down her we called Dr. Baugher. He came over immediately that evening (rather late, as I recall). He took my daughter in his arms, checked her out rather quickly, then asked us to prepare some 7Up with additional sugar. He sat this very sick baby on his lap and fed her his 7Up concoction with a spoon and then a glass until he was satisfied that she had taken enough. That turned the tide for her, but Dr. Baugher told us she would not have lasted much longer. A personal touch by a caring person who very likely saved a young baby's life. -Don Panther (62) ****************************************** >>From: Joe Ford (63) Regarding Jim Hamilton's remarks about my father; Well, they're all true, except it was Arkansas, not Louisiana. He was a fine man with a wonderful sense of humor, and I see his face in the mirror every morning. He died in October 1969 of lung cancer. I still miss him. He was a great raconteur, and told stories of his youth in the mixed ethnic culture of northwestern Arkansas that made Faulkner's stories seem familiar when I read them in college. He and my mother met at Hanford. She still lives in Richland. Jim, thanks for remembering my dad. I certainly remember yours, whom we affectionately called "Steelhead" (behind his back) for his love of fishing for the elusive fish. I also remember hours spent working on a odd little three-cylinder two stroke motor, underneath a German "Das Kleine Wunder" car that your dad kept and used carefully and sparingly. Not so you, who drag raced it against Eddie "Firedome" Lang in *his* father's Buick one night in an informal Col-Hi drag session. This race occurred one summer in the county park along the Columbia, on the old river road between Kennewick and Richland. Does anyone else remember the smoke coming from the DKW's *front* wheels? The DKW was the first front wheel drive car I remember, and Jim lit 'em up against a 326 cubic inch Buick Century of about 1956 vintage. Eddie, for his part, got the 4,000 pound Buick rolling in drive gear, then pulled the two-speed column shift automatic into low and began to generate gobs of tire smoke. Off they went down the road, side by side. Our fathers would have been upset if they had known we were abusing the family chariots. Jim, who won? Best to all. -Joe Ford ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Peggy Johnson Tadlock (63) Date: Fri Mar 19 19:19:21 1999 Add my name and e-mail address to the 1963 list. Born in Richland in 1945, went to Jefferson, Chief Jo and Col. High. Moved to Boise in 1964. Reading these entries brings back many fond memories. The sight is great, hope to hear from some old friends. -Peggy Johnson Tadlock (63) ****************************************** >>From: CB (Christopher) Lih (67) Hi. I'm writing in response to Linda McKnight's (65) note about watching the doctors work in the ER. It's possible that it was my father that let you in. I know he let me tag along a few times. He'd often get a call at home to head to the ER. I thought it was cool to ride along with him and see the excitement. Sometimes he'd let me make the last snip of the scissors for the last stitch of a laceration. I remember once the patient was a woman who had cut her hand reaching for a broken baby bottle (glass in those days, of course). She had severed the tendon that allowed the thumb to close. (I hope this isn't to upsetting to the squeamish.) He showed me how the thumb moved as he tugged on the tendon. He sewed the tendon back together and closed up the cut. It really taught me how much like a mechanic a surgeon was and how like a machine our bodies are. What finally told me I didn't really want to be a surgeon myself was one particular patient. (If the squeamish are still with me, this might be the time to skip to the next item.) It was a, well, fat man who had cut his knee. Seeing a two inch layer of fat from the inside had me leaving the room before I fainted or, shall we say, contaminated the ER. I guess *I* was a bit squeamish. -CB Lih (67) ****************************************** >>From: Diana Fowler Bernard (70) Hello everyone! Thanks to Rich Crigler (70) for hooking me up with the Alumni Sandstorm. Nice to know there are some 1970 graduates tuning in. Would love to hear from more of the girls. I did see messages from Karen Knirck (Parker) and Mike Franco. So many of us move away, but we return to good ole Richland. I spoke with Rich Crigler a couple of weeks ago and we were talking about the 30 year class reunion next year. Should be a good one. -Diana Fowler Bernard, Class of 1970 ****************************************** >>From: Margaret Hartnett (720 To: Rob Teats (70), Vicki Owens (72) , Geoff Rothwell (71) Re: EFFE I for one would have to answer "yes" to the question of whether or not EFFE had an impact on my life. I could start with the "Question Authority" attitude that prevails to this day. I am sure my family found me to be an even greater pain, but when new worlds open up the back yard starts looking a little small to some of us. Vicki, I too geared up for that fencing class and now find myself driving 80 miles to Tucson every week to gear up and train with a former Olympian, wish I had had an opportunity to stick with it back then. In terms of higher education, I would have to give EFFE credit for helping me see that I could design (with help) my own curriculum when I was in the honors programs at both CWSC and U of O. It was a fabulous week and it is a shame that it met resistance at the administrative level. Seems to me that everyone benefits from looking at their routines in a new light, but then change is threatening. -Margaret Hartnett (72) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Hiawatha Hollis Crow (74 Date: Fri Mar 19 14:00:11 1999 Jason Lee, Chief Jo, Col Hi!!! Just found out about this wonderful Bomber Site! Looking forward to more news from classmates of 1974 and anyone else I know! -Hiawatha Hollis Crow (74) ****************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) How many of you were Jason Lee Patrol Boys under the command of Mr. Hall, later Mr. Perryman. Do you remember having to practice our marching and commands in full dress uniform on the asphalt playground. (Forward March! Left Face! Right Face! To The Rear March! Half Left! Half Right! Double Time!) I'm older now, and looking back I question, "Why the heck did we have to do all that?" Also, three demerits equaled one black mark, three black marks you were history - kicked off patrol to face a life of shame and ridicule! Another classic Mr. Piippo story was the time he was pretty upset with the amount of gum he was finding discarded throughout the school. Mr. Piippo had a one-inch, two-inch, and the ever-popular three-inch putty knife. He spent an entire class period once telling us about all the time he spent with his putty knives picking up gum. He went into a long lecture about the benefits and limitations of each of his knives. Students were rolling on the floor laughing, but Mr. Piippo wouldn't even crack a smile. He said, "Now, a seventh grader is smaller and usually a "small wadder". I can take care of a "small wadder" with my one-inch. Of course, I can save myself some time with my three-inch because I can get 6-7 wads on that three-inch before discarding them in the garbage." Mr. Piippo was a classic teacher. I always looked forward to going to his class. Many students thought he must be nuts, but I knew better. Mr. Piippo was the sane one. He just loved to play with kid's heads. Every Richland student should have had the opportunity to sit in Mr. Piippo's class. -Mike Davis (74) ****************************************** >>From Marjo Vinther Burt (77) There have been a few references to wood shop lately, which have reminded me of the art metal shop class I took at Carmichael. I wonder how many Bomber parents still use the lamps which so many of us made in that class. My parents still use the one I made - it has green glass with black, spray painted metal. It's quite a vision. -Marjo Vinther (77) ****************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne ('61) To Bill Groff: I DO remember the trip to Seattle with Mr. Quirt and others in 9th grade art class. In addition to the classmates you mentioned (Beth Pederson and JoAnne Dresser), Jerry Morrison and 2-3 others whose names I cannot recall were with us. Quite coincidental to your mention of this trip, while flipping through an old yearbook with Toni Zima (who is visiting me here in Golden, Colorado this weekend from her home in New Mexico), out fell a photograph taken on that Seattle trip to the Chinese Bush Gardens, the Seattle Art Museum, the theatre, etc. However, you were not in the photo, Bill, so I am assuming you were the one with the camera!! I especially remember the drive back from Seattle through what seemed to be forests of tall trees until we crested before Ellensburg and entered the desert again. What a rich cultural experience that was for us "flatlanders." And, yes, I retain an intense interest in art--but primarily in viewing and collecting--not creating my own. I've spent time in a number of the major art museums in this country and have collected both paintings and pottery from artists here and there whose work I admire. While taking time away from my career to complete my doctorate, I dabbled a little with the paintbrush, but was disappointed with the results. And you? Did you continue your interest in art? We certainly had the best of the art teachers in Richland--Quirt, Knudsen (whom I saw in Ashland, OR a few years back), and, of course, Coehlo. Irene ****************************************** >>From Patty de la Bretonne To John Northover; What do you mean Mr. Francis Coehlo was Mr. Quirt's name? Were they one and the same person? Please Clarify., Thank you. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/22/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff in: Ralph Myrick (51), Sandra Atwater (51), Mary Winston (55), Ed Borasky (59), Keith Arndt (60), Frazier Botsford (62), John Adkins (62), Gary Behymer (64), Glenna Hammer (66), Mike Tesky (67), Joe Large (68), Rick Polk (70), Mark Dalos (73) ****************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Correction to Sandstorm 3/21/99 concerning Art Lind. He was assistant superintendent not asset Sue. Everything thing seems to be drifting away. -Ralph Myrick (51) ****************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) On March 24th, Dorothy Hickey Fisher (51) will be coming to our home for a visit. I have been trying to convince her to get online so she can read the Sandstorm every morning. I have printed and sent several to her and she has sent them on to her brother Norman Hickey (48). They both really enjoy them, as I do. Well, maybe if people who know her would send e-mails to her at our e-mail address: [deleted for privacy], just maybe she might be convinced that she should get online! Just wish more people from the '40's and '50's would add stories to the Sandstorm! What a great job you are doing-------sure fun to look forward to every morning! -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ****************************************** >>From: Mary Winston Wymer (55) To Ralph Myrick (51): I do indeed remember Art Lind. I was a student at Jefferson from third through sixth grades and remember his very personal involvement with the students. In sixth grade we formed a "Photography Club" and had the unique experience of printing and developing our own pictures in the darkroom he had implemented. One set of pictures particularly comes to mind - a field trip on the Yakima River under the careful guidance of Miss Druck, the P.E. teacher. I am curious why there aren't many entries from the Class of 1955. Thanks for your time and dedication Gary and Maren. -Mary Winston Wymer (Class of 1955) ****************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) TO: Jim Russell (58) Do you remember the sign over your desk at the Sandstorm? "My name is Jim, but my friends all call me Bill." TO: Robert Kennedy (60) I remember there was a rumor that one candidate's slogan was going to be "Vote for??? and he'll send you abroad." Was that Cap Phillips? Re: 5-digit phone number: 41298. Tri-City Herald? Columbia Basin Journal? Portland Oregonian? I think my phone number was 57447. For all the 59 reunionists: how 'bout those of us who played musical instruments who still play them bring the portable ones to the reunion and have a jam session?? Hey, Larry Coryell I'm not, but I can still do a mean "Girl From Ipanema" on the flute :-). -Ed Borasky (59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My phone number was 57627 -Maren ****************************************** from the RHS Guest Book: >>From: Keith Arndt ('60) Referred by: From a Friend From: Annapolis, MD Time: 1999-03-19 15:23:48 Comments: Pete Overdahl told me about this. Great site! Thanks -Keith Arndt (60) ****************************************** >>From: Frazier Botsford (62) Re: Joe Ford (63)'s little car. I (we) never had or saw a DKW in Richland ("Das Kleine Wunder" - The Little Wonder, appropriately named), or at least I didn't, but after moving from Richland to Utah (for a year), our family settled in the DC metro area, my old man got us (me) a DKW when I was finishing high school here. What a cool car. Three cylinders, two cycle (yep, you had to put oil in the gas), front wheel drive! Lots of torque, it would catch rubber in all four gears. My recollection was that the engine only had nine or ten moving parts. Get into trouble? Just step on the gas. It would just pull you through whatever trouble you were in... especially in the snow. I remember very well Mr. Coehlo.. probably the only teacher I really remember, even though I only had him for a year... two at most. During the Richland incorporation, his art class was tasked with designing a seal for the city. I came up with a WAR vs. peace thing that had all kinds of excitement on the war side... He quietly told me he liked the basic concept, but that I ought to re-think the WAR portion. That while Richland certainly did it's part in the war effort, that perhaps it was not the best thing to be glorifying war, and that peace was the goal... Hell of an art teacher... hell of an educator. I do remember a little of another teacher, but I don't remember her name. She taught science... sort of. The running joke around school (chief Jo's, I think) was that by the fifth period every day, she couldn't stand it any more. She would put on a movie, and get behind her desk and remove the ever restricting girdle she was wearing. Everybody knew it. She had taken a series of time lapse pictures with her 8mm movie camera to show us the movement of the stars. Unfortunately, her camera had no mechanism for doing that effectively. The film she showed us looked like somebody was hand holding the camera, while starting and stopping it every few seconds. The start never moved across the screen, they flitted and jumped everywhere. It was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen. I'm still looking for Diane Kornberg (probably 62ish), my *co-star* in the Richland Players May 1960 production of The Diary Of Anne Frank... anybody know where she is? My first stage kiss... OK, hell my first *ever* kiss *s*. -Frazier Botsford (62) ****************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) RE: Big Frank and his alter ego Jimbeaux I am sure that all of 'Jimbeaux’s' ascertains are as pure as the driven slush. The whole dissertation regarding 'Big Frank' only proves that He did not enter this world as a mortal but rather sprang up as a full fledged Bomber (and here in the words of his creator Robert John Holmes) - . . borne out of fear and Bull **** . . Big Frank was never one to follow a mosquito fogger but he did (maybe still does) eat prodigious amounts of Spud Nuts. If you choose to seek an investigation (I suggest we call it the star inquiry) keep in mind the only documented errors so far are Jimbeaux’s - There ain't no 't' in Adkins - right, Kathy Lamb Brown? A second point and this is just a minor - Those Pizzas were liberated not actually stolen. One other small error - Ralph Lee didn't need no stinking chemistry book. -John Adkins (62) ****************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) If you are interested in a copy of Beth Tampien's book, "Farmer's Wife", please contact Ginger Williams McKenna (Class of 55) at (800) 635-3131. To those of you requested a photo copy of 'Dupus Boomer', these will be mailed today via 'priority mail'. If you have not received your copy by this time next week, please contact me. Again, all that I ask you to do is refund the money I am out for postage. To those who ordered a photo copy of 'Richland... Richland Washington from 1943 to 1968'... these too will be mailed out today. (Priority mail). It is reported that Paul Beardsley will try to redo the Richland book that he helped put together years ago. There was a cache of the first printing but it seems they were 'ditched' a number of years ago. I believe that there are a handful of copies of 'Dupus Boomer' left but the original is being mailed back to Maren. I am contacting the Donnell family to see if we can get the rights to and/or perhaps they will reprint 'Dupus'. Most of you should know by now that I continue to search for extra copies of any of the above books... copies of annuals... photographs... postcards... most anything to do with Richland Bombers. Anything you have a willingness to discard may be mailed to me at: Behymer...612 East Valleyview...Colfax, WA...99111. You are missing the 'boat' if you don't search through your and/or your parents/siblings pictures and keepsakes for 'lost treasures' of Richland. The longer you wait the less of a chance you have to find anything. If I am unable to use what you send, I will forward it to the Hanford Science Museum... or whatever it is called. It's next to the Community Center. Someone wants what you may have to share. Available are photo copies of the publication "Home Blown" The History of the homes of Richland. (Cost is postage only.) Original copies may still be available from the City of Richland or local area realtors. Enough said. P.S. Bomber Mania...3 copies left. These are $8.00 postpaid. ****************************************** >>From: Glenna Hammer Moulthrop (66) For those of us who like to reminisce about early Richland and Hanford, we have a special evening coming soon!! "Spring Swing", a big band salute to CREHST (the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology), is Friday, April 16, at the Columbia Center Cavanaugh's. In addition to super music by the 24-piece jazz band from the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho, there'll be poster-size photos of the local dance halls in the 40s, Camp Hanford and early Richland. Vintage cars and "vinyls" from the 30s and 40s also will be featured. It promises to be a great evening for reminiscing with old friends. Tickets are $35 each, and include hors d'oeuvres and free admission to the CREHST museum the following day (April 17). Ticket can be purchased at all Tri-City area Crest Hallmark stores, Cavanaugh's, and at the museum (943-9000). -Glenna Hammer Moulthrop ('66) Board Member, CREHST ****************************************** >>From: Mike Tesky (67) Just to let you know that I am out here for a while yet God willing. Class of 1967. see you all at the 50s bash -Mike Tesky (67) ****************************************** >>From: Joe Large (68) To CB Lih, Dear CB, Thanks for your little anatomical moments. I also work at a hospital, Madigan Army Medical Center, by name, as a contractor to the Radiology Department. We've seen all sorts of odd things come through. An example would be, like, the little south-east asian lady that come into ER with a hammer head embedded in her skull. She walked in under her own power, and left, same! Apparently she and her hubby got into a fight and her husband tried the "Bang, Bang, Maxwell's Silver Hammer" trick on her. Amazingly enough, she suffered no mental damage! I've seen gory operations, accident scenes, etc. and had remained unfazed. I even saw all of my children being born, in living color, and remained unfazed! The one time it really got to me, though, was the time my oldest, he was about 7 years old at the time, had been repeatedly warned about going into the next room (closed door) to see the newborn puppies and to LEAVE THE MOTHER DOG ALONE! And, my son (true to form) had to find out why. The mother, being protective of her young, gave him a nip on the cheek. We took him in to first aid, and the doctor, using a really thin needle and no Novocain proceeded to sew up the little cut. It didn't even phase my son, Eric. I, on the other hand, had to leave the room, I just about passed out on the floor! Go figure! To Cathy Lee Cadd (70): Good Grief! Cathy! Boy, is it good to hear from you again! After all these years! However, 68'ers, please correct the exact number if I'm wrong, but the class of "68" had, like, 631 kids graduating! I think we were on record as the largest graduating class at that time. (The Debates Begin! GENTLEMEN (AND LADIES), START YOUR ENGINES!!!) I am really happy to hear from you again! -Joe Largé (68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Class of '73 has claimed 678 grads -Maren ****************************************** >>From: Rick Polk (70) How about those Gonzaga Bulldogs and their run in the NCAA B-Ball Tourney. All the way to the Elite Eight and a few missed 3s away from the Final Four. A Richland High grad... Jeremy Eaton... was right there in the middle of it all too. Goes to prove that you just can't keep a Bomber Grad down : ) Congrats to Gonzaga. -Rick Polk (70) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Mark Dalos (73) Date: Fri Mar 19 22:15:43 1999 hello again The Bomber memories has helped me jog the brain cells. Shaken out are times gone by of growing up. -Mark Dalos (73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/23/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers, one Bomber Mom and one Obit today: Rex Davis (49), Max Sutton (57), John Northover (59), Linda Bowman (59), Richard Trujillo (62), Ann McCue (63), Greg Boyd (63), Terry Liechty (64), Peg Wellman (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Phil Jones (69), Steve Piippo (70), Kelvin Soldat (71), Cheryl Raekes (74), Pamila Gilmour (74), Beth Tampien (Bomber Mom) ****************************************** This story sent to us from Three ALUMNI Sandstorm readers: Janet Voorhies McCord (61) Rick Maddy (67) CB (Christopher) Lih (67) RE: Our Town - Life in the Nuclear Shadow ****************************************** >>From: Rex Davis (49) To Ralph Myrick (51): I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Art Lind. Thank you for letting those of us not in the area about him. He hired me in l955 as an Elementary Physical Education Specialist at Lewis and Clark and Jason Lee. It was my first teaching job and I appreciated Art giving me an opportunity to do what I always wanted to do. He also hired my wife (Alice) as an Elementary Music teacher that same year. We started our family during our ll years in Richland. I am enjoying reading the Alumni Sandstorm each day. It is great reading about and hearing from former students and athletes from the years in Richland, as well as from classmates from the 40's and 50's. Ralph, thanks again. -Rex Davis (49) ****************************************** >>From: Max Sutton (57) To Frazier Botsford (62). In regards to your never seeing a DKW in Richland. We lived right across the street from Dr. (Doc) Hulsman and I believe he was the first to have one in town. He had a pink Thunderbird, new in 55, but got rid of that when the accelerator stuck on him going from Richland to Kennewick, so he decided to go with something a little less powerful. Does anyone remember ole Doc? Used to get up every Sunday morn and play golf in his p.j.'s on his front lawn. He lost his wife in a flash flood somewhere in Montana or Wyoming and he was never the same after that. He lived on Barth Ave. and I know that all the kids around there knew him. He was an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist and probably took out most the tonsils in Richland. -Max Sutton (57) ****************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) TO Patty de la Bretonne I think, I would have to go back and read the original reference ... but I think some one said ... "he thought" the art teachers name was Mr. Quirt ... I was trying to say that Mr. Quirt was Mr. Coelho ... That Mr. Quirt was really the Mr. Coelho that the 'some one' was talking about and not "Mr. Quirt." Mr. Coelho did not have a name like Mr. Quirt. In fact if you said "Mr. Quirt" and was trying to talk to "Mr. Coelho", Mr. Coelho would most probably not answer because he would not realize that you were talking to him ... If he did think that your were talking to him he would simply have been very polite and let you call him Mr. Quirt. Then there might be many [or a few] people that would have heard you call him "Mr. Quirt" and the name would start to become part of reality, because "Mr. Coelho" would not correct you. I would bet you that is how the "some 'one'" thought that Mr. Coelho's name was Mr. Quirt!!! I would bet you a rubber nickel that there were a lot of people that thought Mr. Coelho's name was "Mr. Quirt." Then when some one would say 'Who is that man?' Then, if there were a bunch of people standing around the hallway in Columbia High School getting stuff out of their lockers, and there was only one person that had heard that Mr. Coelho's name was "Mr. Quirt", that person would say 'That man is not superman, that is 'Mr. Quirt." ... and all would nod in agreement... and the myth would grow. Now if there was the same group of people that stood around waiting for the class bell to ring and 'no one' in the group knew who he was ... someone might say ... "His name is 'Fred Barns, the agriculture teacher, He teaches SHEEP101, HOE-ING AROUND23, and ANIMAL MIDWIFERY." But, I do not think that ever happened, because No-one has ever thought Mr. Coelho was Fred Barns. The only other possibility is that if "Mr. Quirt" and "Mr. Coelho" had been born in the same hospital and were switched at birth ... that might be where all the confusion is coming from ...??? even their mothers do not know ... to this very day!! Yours in perpetual confusion john '59 ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni page Guest Book: >>From: Linda Bowman Warren (59) Date: Mon Mar 22 19:11:38 1999 Thanks again for the opportunity to reconnect with so many that we had lost touch with! Jim (Warren-59) and I are wondering if anyone remembers John Meyers (58) being sent home for wearing Bermuda shorts to school. What a change in times! Also - do you remember when Bill Lipke (59) threw the cherry bomb into Calvin Gentle's waste basket? That wouldn't fly today would it? How about when Dutch Haag stopped the drag racing in the front parking lot? Do you remember standing at the hall window of the new building watching all the hotrods enter the lot each morning? Does anyone know anything about the teachers Donald Black or John Reid? Last we knew, Mr. Black was in Spokane and Mr. Reid was in Edmonds, WA. Those were two of our favorite teachers junior year. Many of you probably remember Goren Hultkrantz, the foreign exchange student from Sweden who lived with the Warrens our senior year. He is a very prominent attorney in Sweden now. We saw him in 1987 as he came to Richland for Jim's mo..... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Linda: The Guest Book will only hold a certain number of characters... please send an entry to me or Gary and finish this story!!! Addresses at the end of this.. -Maren ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni page Guest Book: >>From: Richard Trujillo (62) Date: Mon Mar 22 10:17:39 1999 What a great site. Pls add me to e-mail list and Sandstorm. Would really like to hear from any of the old (woops) '62' gang. Have been away from Richland since 62... Air Force for 20 years and have been a Hairstylist for last 17 years. I manage a salon, am an educator, and do Platform Artist work... love every minute of it. Have been married for 36 years.. three children (all grown and on their own) and 6 grandchildren... My wife, Nancy, is the greatest and it just keeps getting better and better. It was really neat seeing some of the old Richland sites.... Keep up the good work. Heard about this site from my brother Ernie (59). -Richard Trujillo (62) ****************************************** >>From: Ann McCue Hewett (63) I have been lurking about, reading Sandstorm but not contributing for some time. The lilac bushes are blooming here in Abilene, Texas, and they make me remember MAY BASKETS -- how many of you remember them and did you pass the tradition on to your kids? I did not pass it on and now it makes me sad. Filling the handmade baskets with flowers, hanging them on doorknobs, ringing the doorbell and running like crazy.. what fun! Also...I made the Richland Schools cinnamon rolls yesterday (I only make such a thing when kids are home to help eat them). I made a half a batch. I don't think I ever ate them when I was in school.. the only meal I ever ate was the traditional Thanksgiving meal when we had to buy the ticket in advance! (I was a brown bagger) The rolls were a hit, but has anyone else found them a bit salty? Was the recipe correct? (And yes, I remembered to halve the salt!) Must get this day started... but thank you to all you non-lurkers who keep contributing on a regular basis. -Ann McCue Hewett '63 Ann :o) ****************************************** >>From: Greg Boyd (63) Maren: Well, it finally happened... I caught myself Sunday morning thinking about how I was not able to get to Ron Richards' (63) Bomber get together which as it turns out was a farewell party for Kathie Roe Truax (64). I'll bet Carolyn Roe DeJong (63) is enjoying having her sister closer. (Poor Lamont (63), now has to go to Richland more often than he perhaps wants to)? Then I started singing "Rabit Ears" and remembered Joe Ford and his dad and his comments about Hamilton's DWK (the Deek). In turn which brought to mind the time I drove Mike Smahlik's (63) dad's DKW from California to Texas and back. Armed with a case of Royal Scot outboard motor oil, tool box, and Mike's sister, Cookie, headed out for Houston in June. Actually the little car did fairly well considering how hot it got from Yuma on and in a car without a real water pump (just a thermal siphon with the radiator behind the engine). Cookie and I survived by having a continual water fight with both windows down (way before air conditioning). Because of the heat, when we got to Junction, Texas, literally pulled off the highway and drove under the bridge across the Llano river, jumped out of the car and into the river (fully clothed). Yea, Nirvana in this life time... Only problem we had with the car going both ways to and from Texas was having to set the points a couple of times (three sets - one for each coil - no distributor), disassembling the starter motor and cleaning the oil out of it - seals went bad, and blowing an upper radiator hose. Loosing the hose was not a pretty sight as is was really a strange shape (like a huge smoking pipe of sorts). Attempted to repair this hose by wrapping it tightly with a piece of inner tube. Worked ok until the engine got hot and the inner tube section ballooned out to the point it expanded into the cooling fan. This ballooning out into the fan got really ugly when the inner tube broke several of the plastic fan blades. Fortunately all this "stuff" happened on the return trip to California about Santa Cruz and was able to buy new parts. Ah yes the mighty Deek. Of course when comparing it to a modern car, nobody would put up with these sorts of problems today. However, at the time and no thanks to Hamilton (63), I actually thought the Deek was a fairly good car. (Fool)! Well enough of this drivel for now. Just wanted to add a Deek story and share my public shame of actually wandering around the house singing "Rabbit Ears." -Greg Boyd (63) ****************************************** >>From: Terry Liechty (64) Those of the class of '64 may or may not know that there is a site at '64 - Then and Now that has pictures of class members from 1964 and today. Some have sent pictures to up date or be added to this site. We are still missing many. Send me a picture at the address above and you can be added to the Then and Now web site. It might be nice to brush up on faces so at this summer's reunion we won't have to read name tags. Thanks, -Terry Liechty (64) ****************************************** >>From: Peg Wellman Johnson (66) Miscellaneous: 59592, but who remembers the prefix word that eventually turned our 5 digit numbers into 7 digits with "94?" Lots of sports talk, but I haven't seen Jimmy Ard's name mentioned along the line (maybe I missed it). He attended Spalding and Carmichael before moving east, and played NBA ball. He wow-ed everyone during the summer between 8th and 9th grade (62) by growing about 6" in 3 months. I last saw him in Portland in the 1970s when he was playing for the Celtics. Jim Ard was just one of the future athletes that Ken Olson (PE at Spalding and Marcus) nurtured. Ken was a great friend and teacher to many of us, and I still appreciate the Saturday nights he and his wife donated - all through my high school years anyway - to "chaperoning" High Spot at the old community center. -Peg Wellman Johnson (66) ****************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Just spoke with my Dad and we moved to Richland in '53 and the number was Whitehall 48757 which later became 944-8757! Except we'd say it this way: 94-48757. It is weird what you do remember!! How about it does any one in Bomber Ville know or remember their old phone number? Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ****************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) Joe, we sent out about 550 invitations to the last reunion. That number did not include those we could not find and those who have "shuffled off this mortal coil." So we were pretty close to 600. Marjo Vinther's (77) mention of the lamp she made in metal shop at Carmichael reminded me that my brother Brent Gerry, Central Kitsap HS class of about 73 or 74 'cause the folks moved while he was still at Carmichael, added a charming pagoda shaped lamp, sprayed black with blue "glass" shade to our living room. We were so impressed that other brother Bill and I footed the bill for him to make each of use a plain cube. Bill's was red and mine was, and still is, blue. When we were looking for some kind of lamp for our cramped computer corner, I hauled it out of the attic and it proudly hangs in our living room. Brent gets a big chuckle every time he comes over. So far that lamp has hung in each one of my abodes since college. If anyone needs a good mechanic in the Tri Cities, He is Richland Auto Care Center. He is at [deleted for privacy] on line if you want to get in touch. -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ****************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) In response to Darcy Hupt's (77) comment about not being able to eat an arctic Circle burger because it was rumored to be made of horse meat - do any of you long-timers out there remember the story of the "Byes-Burger"? (don't know the spelling) This was a little before my time but I HEARD that "Byes" drive-in was located where a place called Bourbon Street Bayou is now. It was a hopping little hang out called "The Bob-A-Loo" I think in about 1965 or so. Anyway, as I heard the story, Byes-Burgers were tasty and popular. That is until it was discovered that they contained horse meat. Anybody care to comment on the validity of this story? -Phil Jones (69) ****************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Don Rokkan (68): Seems we had daughters about the same time at Kadlec. Mine is named Kara but Kristi came about 11 months later followed by Scott 11 months later. Was your daughter also a Kara - I can't remember? Did we see each other more than once at Kadlec? -Steve Piippo (70) ****************************************** >>From: Kelvin Soldat (71) To Mike Franco (70): despite your unkind, but true comment, about my B-ball ability I will confirm that the Teen burger at A&W came with mustard and bacon as one other alum pointed out. And of course I remember the summer days at Riverside Park playing tennis all day when it was 110 in the shade and 150 on the court. Then we would head up to A&W in Mr. St. Johns new Thunderbird that had a 8-track which was way cool!!! We get an A&W root beer that always came in the absolutely coldest frosty mugs known to man. In fact when I was younger I remember Dad getting a gallon jug of A&W root beer and then refilling it at A&W about once a week. Hard to find an A&W these days. -Kelvin Soldat (71) ****************************************** >>From: Cheryl Raekes Smith (74) Who remembers the 50 cent lunches at Arctic Circle? We'd all pile into Jackie Roark's Falcon (was it a Falcon? I do know Eileen Murphy's car was a Falcon), anyway, sophomore year we'd go to Arctic Circle and get a burger, fries, and coke for 50 cents. Herfy's (where Baron's is now) was popular too. But that didn't last long. And, of course, Zip's. Zip's and Payless parking lot were THE place to be on the weekends! All of a sudden I have a craving for Zip's tartar -- the good old stuff that we used to make ourselves in huge plastic garbage cans when I worked there the summer of 72-73. -Cheryl Raekes Smith (74) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni page Guest Book: >>From: Pamila Gilmour Knauer (74-KHS) Date: Mon Mar 22 20:32:41 1999 Would of been part of the Bomber class of 74' if my family hadn't relocated to Kennewick (Lions) in 1972. This site has provided me contact with old friends that I grew up with in Richland. Look forward to keeping in touch. -Pamila Gilmour Knauer (74-KHS) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni page Guest Book: >>From: Judy Simpson for Beth Tampien (Bomber Mom) Date: Tue Mar 23 00:38:58 1999 "Memories of the Farmer's Wife" I am a friend of Beth Tampien, who turned 90 last December. She was very touched by the interest in her book "Memories of the Farmer's Wife". It is in the process of being reprinted. It contains articles she wrote about her family, her children Paul (64), David (58) and Ann (56), growing up on the farm. If you would like to send Beth a message or memory about her farm, her children, or her writing, you can send it via my email. Thank you - Judy ****************************************** OBITUARY Bill Chambliss (57) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/24/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers and 1 Obit today: Ralph Myrick (51), Nancy Burnett (58), Ed Borasky (59), Irene de la Bretonne (61), Jim Hamilton (63), Mike Crowley (66), Pam Hunt (66), Rick Valentine (68), chuck Smith (69), Jeff Curtis (69), Pam Pyle (69), Phil Jones (69), Leonard Huesties (70), Steve Piippo (70), Teri Claphan (74), Louise Kirz (76), Julie Ham (77) ****************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) To Terry Liechty (64): Was Wes your Dad? Boy, I batted against him in softball. He was quite a softball pitcher. I don't think I will ever forget him. I was playing for the CUP softball team and then for the DeMolay. Talk about your softball days, those were. I'll never for get them. To Rex Davis (49): Art was really a neat guy. You could always talk to him and feel he was you equal. He sure had good judgment in hiring an excellent PE teacher and you were that! -Ralph Myrick (51) ****************************************** >>From: Nancy Burnett Trantow (58) Hi to Ed Borasky 59 from fellow flute player Nancy Burnett (now:Trantow) (58). Oh, yes! I remember you riding your bike with the Zorro costume. I laughed and laughed. I also remember that you usually told jokes that were funny but only understood by a few really eccentric people. Didn't I see you on Jeopardy? What did you ever do with the spit from my piccolo? -Nancy Burnett Trantow (58) ****************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) TO: Linda Bowman Warren (59) I vaguely remember some sort of protest my sophomore year (1956 - 1957) from students who wanted the right to wear Bermuda shorts during the hot days in early fall and late spring. I don't remember who the leaders were, but I do know it was successful. Then again, I looked *terrible* in Bermuda shorts. :-) Check the old Sandstorms if they exist. RE: Dutch Haag & drag racing Was that when he was Vice Principal or Principal? My recollection is that Leslie Macintosh passed away in the spring of 1958. RE: standing at the hall window...hotrods enter the lot Yup. I remember that. Is Tony Tellier (57) reading this list?? RE: teachers Donald Black or John Reid? Yes, I had classes from both of them and they were favorites of mine as well. Reid taught American History, right? Black was English and journalism; it was because of him that I ended up on the Sandstorm and almost went into journalism (now that's a story for another time -- how I ended up in math instead :-). Memories of Sandstorm days: Pat Lynch and I traded off being copy editors and writing columns. I think Mary Lou Williams was there too. Gary Lind?? I already mentioned the time I got to be the editor for the April Fool issue. -Ed Borasky (59) ****************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) To Peg Wellman Johnson The answer to your question: Whitehall? -Irene de la Bretonne Hays 61 ***************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) I've received enjoyment reading about spudnuts, DDT sprayers, and even a reference or two to the State Tournament. But now I'm really jacked about reading about DKWs. To the best of recollection, DKW was a German automobile company dating from before WWII. They built motor scooters as well as cars, and eventually became a part of the Auto Union (DKW, Horst, Audi and I believe the Wanderer). The Auto Union and it's four circle emblem (now seen on Audis) was the proud child of Herr. Adolph and had a great racing history in the late 30's. They built some giant, multi cylindered rear engined race cars that competed against the Mercedes Benz W-196, and as I recall attempted and might have set some land speed records on the autobahn (as have I on numerous occasions). After the war Dr. Ferdinand Porsche (yes, the one and the same), was involved in the project that resulted in the DKW 3=6. They were 3 cylinder 2 stroke, front wheel drive and the earliest production knowledge I have is 1955, although I think there was earlier production. They ran a 40-1 ratio of gas and oil, mixed right in the tank. They had seven moving parts, a crank, three rods and 3 pistons. They had a press fit crank with roller mains and ball rod bearings. The distributor was on the front of the crank and did indeed had three sets of points, but other than gap were all timed as a unit. There were three coils to fire the syrup. Unique to the car was a free wheeling lever, as if you coasted down a hill under compression, there would be insufficient lubrication for the engine (this was later corrected with an oil injection pump in the early 60's) There also was blind across the grill that served as a thermostat, when pulled. This was one cold blooded mother. The carburetor was given to icing up in cold weather. The original design was sold to SAAB and the rest is history. My Pop, loved the DKW, 'cause you couldn't really hurt it. He made many modifications and our original 898cc. (me thinks) ended up at about 1100cc. Number two cylinder was given to seizing at high revs, and eventually the piston rested in a bore .002 over the others, but the same size piston (Dad also liked piston slip). Dad put a distributor on where you could time each cylinder individually, and a the same time toyed with a 2bbl solex carb. The car was easily capable of 8000+ rpm, and 75+mph in third. In my eye, the DKW was truly validated as an automobile, when the late Charlie Mathis gave his considerable blessing to the noisy little smoker, by buying one in the middle sixties. Charlie knew cars, owned more than most and made me and Pugh wax them all. Have only seen a couple of Dekes in the last 20 years or so. One a couple on Magnolia, and ten years ago a 1000SP on a trailer an obvious project. Never knew there were so many DKW stories. Kinda like Tequila, everyone has at least one story. -jimbeaux ****************************************** >>From: Mike Crowley (66) In answer to Peg Wellman's (66) quiz: The "94" prefix to A-City phones was "Whitehall" ****************************************** >>From: Pam Hunt Cadd (66) Peg Wellman Johnson (66) - you mentioned the old Richland phone exchange name. It was "Whitehall" -do I get the prize for first to answer your question? You made me think of our old black phone in the kitchen, and the time my brother (Tom Hunt, 60 - are you reading this?) offered to give me a nickel if I'd go sit on the front porch while he was talking to his girlfriend. -Pam Hunt Cadd (66) ****************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) TO: Peg Wellman Johnson (66) My parents old number was WHitehall 40208, I still have the old black Kellogg desk phone with the original number card still in it. I will take a photo of it and send it in. -Rick Valentine (68) ****************************************** >>From: Chuck Smith (69) About the Artic Circle Burgers... the best Horse Meat I'll ever had..... who cares... that was about 30 - 33 years ago and I'm still kicking and missing Artic Circle.... .not to mention the special sauce.... and dipping the fries in the special sauce... all right... anyone have anything to say about the special sauce and where that came from? Who Cares... Yummmy.... -Chuck Smith (69) ****************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis (69) RE: Ahh...The Cinnamon Rolls If I remember correctly, the c-rolls were usually served on Wednesdays with the chili. That had to be the most watered-down chili known to man but I loved it. I was a brown bagger but would always try to scrape up hot lunch money for Wednesdays. I saw a contribution from Rex Davis (49). He was the PE teacher at Jason Lee for many years and was responsible for my introduction to a lot of sports but I particularly remember the trampoline and jolly-ball (huge ball, crab walk, kind of like some warped soccer game). PE was fun then - that would be prior to the terror associated with High School "war ball" as a Sophomore. I think that there are still parts of me on the wall at the Col-Hi gym. -Jeff Curtis (69) ****************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) TO Cheryl Raekes Smith (74): Cheryl, don't remember you - a mere baby - as I'm among those who had the dubious distinction of being called 69-ers. HOWEVER, I was just reminiscing online with Kathie Moore Adair (69) this afternoon about piling into Diane Marsh's (69) old blue Ford pick-up with Sandy Workman (69) and heading to Arctic Circle for dog-burgers at lunch time on many a poverty-stricken occasion. When one of us got "rich", we'd head for that "new" place up north, the Red Steer - great vanilla 7-Ups! Kathie also reminded me of that poignant moment between mother and daughter when I barked, "Get down on the floor, Mother - quick! They'll SEE you!" as we "tooled" around Zip's one Friday night - in Daddy's shiny black 1959 Buick Electra aka "The Batmobile" - and spotted our "cool" friends there. (We'd picked Mother up after the sewing class she taught in adult ed at Col Hi. Bless her heart. Mama was a dear friend to MANY of us - she's dead now -and I'm afraid we were pretty hard on her sometimes!) I also remember taking the right front fender off one of those big, shiny black fenders when I backed out of a space at the A & Dub one evening - and tried to take one of the order speakers with me... TO Phil Jones (69) Greetings from Stafford, VA! Long time, no see! By's Burgers? Before for your time? Just by a decade or two!! I KNOW it was before MY time, you old goat! Nonetheless, if memory serves me, and since you asked, I THINK By's was the Zip's of the 50's, when my sister, Betty Pyle Raph, or Betty Lou (as some of her friends called her) was at Col Hi. There are fourteen years between us, but I THINK Bet was class of '56. As for the horse meat rumor, well...does it MATTER?! Didn't we all eat SPAM then, too?!! -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ****************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) Big hello to Rex Davis (49). Rex was my Lewis and Clark P.E. teacher in 1961, 62, 63 ish. In later years, I would see him frequently as he coached the tennis team at WSU. Speaking of the Cougs, their baseball team cracked the top 30 today. (Unfortunately they have LC and So. Cal coming up) Go Cougs. -Phil Jones 69 ****************************************** >>From: Leonard Huesties (70) In response to Phil Jones (69) comment on Byes-Burgers, other than beef, hamburgers: I ate there quite a few times, Good Burgers. The burgers would have went over great with today's society. Imagine an advertisement for 93% less fat than McDonald's. The city inspector stopped the serving of horse meat. -Leonard Huesties (70) ****************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) While exercising in the basement a local tire store was advertising the fine tires and related parts on sale. There on the TV screen talking was Bill Wedberg class of 70. Bill must provide tire service for a whole bunch of Bomber Alumni. One former RHS teacher who made a lasting impression on me was Fran Rish. As a teacher I have enjoyed both his grandsons - Kevin a few years ago who is an academic student scholarship athlete in WSU and Ryan who is a senior in RHS. Quality kids. -Steve Piippo (70) ****************************************** >>From: Teri Claphan Foss (74) Regarding Cheryl Rackes Smith's entry on 3/23/99 Cheryl, yes I remember the 50 cent lunches at Artic Circle. For some unknown reason I was able to drive my parent's car to school (probably a mistake!) I loved the "lime squeeze" at Arctic Circle. Remember those? Seven up with a lime squeezed in! Yum! I particularly remember the day I backed into a set of poles that surrounded a telephone pole in the parking lot! My Dad had to attach the bumper of his new Dodge Charger to his pickup and pull it out with a chain, as we could no longer put gas in the car! Ut oh! He wasn't too happy about that! I wonder if anyone else in our class had as many car accidents as me the year preceding getting their drivers license. Not long after the incident at Arctic Circle I hit a parked car on Wright Street after an all day swim at Lynn Lundrigan's pool. Forgot to put my contacts back in! Three months later I totaled the Charger on my way home from work at Baskin Robbins. My parents, after the initial shock, actually let me drive again even though I had to get "high risk" insurance! I'm surprised that my friends would get in the car with me for those Friday night trips to Payless parking lot!! Guess we had no fear in those days! I love reading the Alumni Sandstorm each day. Great to hear from old friends. -Teri Claphan Foss (74) ****************************************** >>From: Louise Kirz (76) Couldn't resist the "art metal" class story. Yes my lamp (blue glass with black trim and curly qs on top) hangs proudly in my 6 year old son's room. Not only my lamp, but a wooden tray my brother made (Howard Kirz '60) is used almost daily in our house. I actually offered to give the tray back to Howard and Stevie (his wife) and my mother was incensed! Apparently that tray was hers and I was not to give it away! I also have a cookie cutter made by my other brother (Paul Kirz '66)... Who else has still uses their "projects"? -Louise Kirz '76 ****************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) Speaking of 5 digit phone numbers. Does anybody remember "The Starlit Stairway"? "For every heating problem be it furnace old or new, if you need coal or oil - call Boyle. Fairfax8-1521." I think my cousin Trish was on this program - singing and dancing. -Julie Ham Froehlich (77) ****************************************** OBITUARY Janet Judd Clement (58) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/25/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Harris (49), Dorothy Hickey (51), Judy Pearson (54), Shirley Davis (56), Jim Russell (58), Ed Borasky (59), Donna Williams (60), Robert Kennedy (60), Nora Lih (62), Vince Bartram (62), Carol Converse (64), Mike Sheeran (66), Sandi Cherrington (66), Jan Riese (67), Lee Bush (68), Phil Jones (69), Val Trent (70), Leslie Jones (76) Patty de la Bretonne ****************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) Julie Ham Froehlich (77): Julie, my two kids would be glued to "Starlit Stairway," on Friday or Saturday evenings, from Spokane. In those days, the Spokane stations were the only thing we could get from the reflectors, positioned around Wenatchee. It was, as you recall, a "talent show" that featured kids from throughout the Inland Empire. The emcee was Ted Otto, from Wenatchee. They utilized twin girls to sing the commercial from Boyle Fuel Company and they would always repeat the phone no: Fairfax 8-1521, Fairfax 8-1521, as you have recalled, correctly. As I recall, the commercial went something like, "For every heating problem be, it furnace old or new. Just call the Boyle Fuel Company and, they'll bring your fuel to you. When you need coal or oil, call Boyle! Fairfax 8-1521, Fairfax 8-1521!" -Dick Harris '49 ****************************************** >>From: Dorothy Hickey Fisher (51) Help Old Bombers! I am being held captive by Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 until we settle "age old" debate of the "MART"! Old classmates--please advise location of old "Mart" and was I ever there???????? Please answer ASAP as I need to return home to northern CA. Thanks Maren, Dick, Doreen, Ann and BooBoo (class of '50). Loved the e-mail. More later when I get online!!!!!! VERY, VERY SOON!!!!!!!!!!! Dorothy Hickey Fisher '51 ****************************************** >>From: Judi Pearson Parker (54) TO: Phil Jones (69) By's Burgers was the place to be in the 50's. Everyone went to By's after the "Sock Hop" after home football or basketball games. Also after Wednesday or Saturday nights at the "Hi Spot". The best Ham and Cheese sandwich was served by Marilyn Richey (53), always had a cherry coke with it. I couldn't tell you about the hamburgers, but it's sacrilege to think anything but the best of By's. By's had to be the original place to "cruise" I don't remember the name of the street By's was on but it was at the bottom of the hill from Carmichael, near the Dry Cleaners. Also, all of the talk about Spudnuts. Do you think they would Overnight them? After all, a stale Spudnut would be better then no Spudnut. My Dad used to get Spudnuts on Sunday mornings - I can still taste them! -Judi Pearson Parker (54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Judi--I think the By's Burgers street was Gillespe -Maren ******************************************* >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56) The memories are wonderful, but news that Byes Burgers may have been horse meat can't really be true, can it? I can still remember how they tasted. They were wonderful. Many a date included those tasty burgers! Is it too late to vote for the flat roofed pre-fab? Some of our dads commuted from Hermiston, OR waiting for housing in '44. (Alan Sargent (56) and family were neighbors there) We finally got a pre-fab on Winslow. That was near the end of Richland going west at that time. Started first grade at Lewis and Clark where I was safely dropped off and picked up. Then when Marcus Whitman was finished many of us found ourselves having to walk home. I still remember how scared I was that I might not know which house I lived in! All had flat roofs! - and looked alike before people had time to put in grass, etc. We even had a couple of plum trees left from the orchards that had been there, but then, so did neighbors. Didn't stay there long as we were part of the DuPont bunch that got transferred every year until several dads including mine quit DuPont and went to work for GE - then back to Richland in '48 and back on the housing lists. We stayed with friends until I (being the oldest of the children in both families) brought home most childhood diseases you could think of. At that time Sacajawea was running morning classes and afternoon classes. All classes must have had at least 40 plus kids in them. I remember walking home in the dark. Anyway, I must have brought home one too many reasons to have a health nurse visit and put one of those quarantine signs on the front door, because we moved to Yakima until we finally got a "B" house on Stevens. More memories at another time. Thanks Maren and Gary for keeping the memories alive. Oh, mosquitoes don't bother me much either! -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey ('56) ****************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) You know, its truly amazing what this magical Sandstorm, brought to us by Maren and Gary can do. I have been reading about the loss of old friends due to the grim reaper, and have realized that this Sandstorm vehicle has brought me new friends I have yet to meet. Each day I look forward to the latest entries, and enjoy the musings by those who graduated 30 years after or 10 years before my 1958 matriculation. What a wonderful extended family! -Jim Russell (58) ****************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) TO: Nancy Burnett Trantow (58) I don't think anyone understands my jokes even today :-). Yes, you did see me on Jeopardy. It was written up in one of the Tri-City newspapers; someone sent the clipping to my mother. It was April of 1990. I won three games and $38,000. What did I do with the spit from your piccolo? I wasn't aware I was supposed to do something with it. :-) I haven't played the flute in quite a few years. >From 1974 to 1977, I used to hang out in a pub in Annapolis, MD. In addition to singing slightly off-color songs accompanied by my ghastly tenor guitar playing (Larry Coryell I ain't), I was the house flute player in a group called "The Dove Afro-Irish-Jewish Blues Alliance and Society Orchestra." TO: Jim Hamilton (63) Well, this didn't happen in Richland, but since you brought up DKWs and SAABs, my first new car was a SAAB three-cylinder two-stroke model 96, which I bought in 1963 for $1800 in Fishkill, NY. I was not aware at the time that SAAB had bought the design from DKW. I thought SAAB had come up with it independently. Their first model was called the 92, and it was a 2-cylinder 2-stroke. Then came the model 93, a 3-cylinder 2-stroke. The model 96 had a slightly larger engine and much more interior room. It had a four-speed column shift standard. Mine got almost 40 miles to the gallon between Poughkeepsie and other places on the Taconic Parkway and other highways. And gasoline was 26 cents a gallon. :-) I went on to own two other SAABs -- a 1965 GT 850, which was a luxury performance tuned oil- injected version of the model 96, and a model 95, which was the station wagon. This last one was a 1967, and by then they had abandoned the two- stroke engine in deference to clean air laws and adopted a four-cylinder four-stroke engine from Taunus, the German division of Ford. -Ed Borasky (59) ****************************************** >>From: Donna Williams Thompson (60) The rumor about the horse meat burgers has been around for a long time. I can remember it from when I was in high school. I don't remember the name of the place but it was just up the road from A&W. It's amazing how something like that persists. Speaking of A&W, I loved their teen burger. I don't remember the mustard but it was certainly the fist burger I ever had with bacon on it. Umm umm good. They must have had a huge freezer to keep those frosty mugs in. My friends and I used to cruise the uptown on weekend nights. Around and around we would go in my 51 Hudson. What a thrill. Sometimes we girls would have to dig through our pockets for change to get a gallon of gas and it was only $ .25 a gallon. I can remember getting $ .10 worth a time or two. I certainly remember Ray Moller from the riding academy. When I was in 7 & 8th grades I used to go every Saturday and rent a horse to ride. Then I got my own horse. It's a wonder that none of the before mentioned animals killed me. They were terrible. I did pretty good paying for those rides and buying that horse on $1.00 a week allowance and baby sitting money. I made $ .35 an hour baby sitting. I paid all of the expenses of my horse too, pasture, food, vet, shoeing etc. My parents did buy me a little saddle for Christmas but that was it. I still have horses. I don't seem to remember much else but I remember our address in North Richland, it was 328 I Street, it was about a block from the apricot orchard. We kids used to fight the birds for those apricots. The Zeps lived down near the orchard. Does anyone know where Helen Zep is? -Donna Williams Thompson (60) ****************************************** >>From: Robert Kennedy (60) Ed Borasky (59) bit on the bait for the old 5-digit telephone number - 41298 and his guesses were near the mark. No it was not the Tri-City Herald (the evening paper, except Sundays), not the Oregonian, not the Seattle P-I, not the Spokesman Review, but the Columbia Basin News. I don't remember why, but it seemed like I had to call the circulation office almost every day. Sometimes it was because my bundle was short one or two papers, other times, who knows. Morning paper delivery created a little sub-cult in which 6th and 7th grade boys would gather in the middle of street at 5:30AM to tell jokes and lies. Sometimes too loud, sometimes too long to get our papers delivered on time, sometimes both. When I delivered the CBN the monthly subscription price was 85 cents for papers delivered Monday through Saturday. There were usually 12 pages, Friday was bigger at 16 pages and sometimes would reach a whopping 20 or 24 pages when there were excessive ads. Here in Milwaukee it seems like the Sunday paper has more pages than my entire bundle of 50 newspapers sometimes contained. -Robert Kennedy (60) ****************************************** >>From: Nora Lih (62) I have been trying figure out how to get files from my pc to the e-mail and I just did it! Have been wanting to send this for months. I wrote and sent this last fall, but apparently it did not get through. At least I couldn't find it. My apologies if this is a repeat. O.K. here's my contribution. Was shucking corn the other day and remembering as I always do, when thus occupied, the gross caterpillars that we would commonly find munching on the silk. Where did they all go? I don't get them even when I buy organic from small farms. Also strawberries with centers that don't pull out intact. And my favorite elementary school teacher, Mr. Moberg. I remember him punishing us, after repeated warnings - can't remember if it was the times tables or our behavior - by refusing to finish The Hounds of Baskerville. Punishment indeed. It was years before I finally got to read the end of that story. And he once gave a surprise test on what he had just been teaching - social studies I think: he told us to write capital A and answer [whatever the question was]. Groans and panic. Write capital P and answer another impossible question (well, unless we had been listening very carefully). Then R. I think it took till L before I/we remembered what day it was. And then the time he lined us all up in front of him and instructed us to bow down to him three times saying with each bow: Owah...Tagoo...Siam. I did it to my kids a few years ago. Worked just as good as it did back then. (I'm sure he taught us a few things as well.) And I also remember the day Mr. Moberg told us that his wife had just had a baby boy. I am not sure of the others, but I was absolutely awestruck that he would share this with us. The memory of that moment and its powerful impact stayed with me always, even as I myself became a teacher. When twenty (?) years later my mother told me that the son had just died in an automobile accident, the grief and the tears were amazingly intense for one I had not even met. Two years later we had Mrs. Anderson, who docked our grades if we didn't put the dot on the quote marks and in the proper place and whom we tortured unmercifully all year. Is Jerry Hurley anywhere out there? Or does anyone know where he is? Or Darris Yeager - last heard of in Olympia? And while I am at it. My father Dr. Lih is feeling his age these days (86) and is a bit (truth be told) depressed. Anybody have any memories I (we) could pass on to him? Nora Lih ('62) ****************************************** >>From: Vince Bartram (62) Thanks to those that informed us of the ABC News site about Hanford. For those that might be interested in further reading on this, I recommend "On the Home Front - The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site" by Michele Stenhjem Gerber. Ms. Gerber is (was?) the principal historian for the Fluor Daniel Hanford Company. The writing takes no sides, reporting only what happened, and is heavily annotated from government documents. It provides great insight to government thinking (?) at the time. 'Nuff said. -Vince Bartram (62) ****************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Gee, I had forgotten all about the Starlite Stairway. That little jig and phone number really brought back some memories. Our Brownie or Girl Scout troop took a trip up to Spokane to see the program in person one time. We all thought that was the neatest thing going. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ****************************************** >>From: Mike Sheeran (66) To: Any Bomber Alum with remaining gray matter: Question: Does anybody recall Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse and What was the favorite candy given out by Pinkie Lee on his TV show? The correct answers could win you valuable gifts and prizes or not much at all....... Your friend and mine ....Mike Sheeran (66) ****************************************** >>From: Jan Riese Blaisdell (67) Maren: I read this site almost every day, (or at least whenever I can get the keyboard away from my husband!) I write privately to several "kids" and past teachers, but noted a couple of entries I felt compelled to respond today; 1) I got involved with the Sandstorm when a co-worker, LaMont DeJong (63) told me about it nearly a year ago. We, at Gresham High School discovered, quite by accident, that there is a ColHi connection: LaMont his wife Carolyn Roe (both 63), and myself. (One never knows...) 2) Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) - Our phone # was 5-7707, later turning into 945-7707. As my dad worked for the phone company, we actually made long distance calls, had phones in several rooms in our house (with the bells disconnected) and a private line when most people had party lines. I also had a 3-minute call/3-call per night limit. Then he'd flip a secret switch installed somewhere in the house and turn the phones off! Can you imagine how our kids would handle limited access like that??? 3) To Rex Davis (49); Did you ever contact Gary? -Jan Riese Blaisdell '67 ****************************************** >>From: Lee bush (68) ref: Louise Kirz (76) - metal shop projects Reading about your metal lamp brought back memories of the other "metal shop" projects that all had to make. My teacher was Mr. Soikie (sp?) and we made the cookie cutters plus the cookie sheets, tool boxes, small square open boxes and the garden hose hangers (rolled up garden hoses hung off these which were attached to house). Then I had "wood shop" from Mr. Arnold. I remember him coming into class after breaks smelling like a pipe. What a great teacher - would see him around town and he would always remember me and say hi! Same with Mr. Soikie. Anyway, wood shop projects included the book case, drawing board, t-square, the three flying ducks preferably done in walnut. After thirty-six plus years, my parents still use all these items. It must be that "nuclear based solder and glue" we were fortunate to have at our disposal. Anyone remember the other projects? Glen and Phil, if you're reading this, hi! -Lee Bush (68) ****************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Ralph Myrick (51) Ralph, Wes Liechty was indeed a fine softball pitcher. Richland was a hotbed for excellent softball in the late 40's and 50's. Especially with the likes of "Sweet Eddie Feigner" pitching for Terttling (SP) before his "King and His Court" days. Ralph, ever hit off my dad, Jimmy Jones who was just getting started pitching in Richland in 49 and 50? -Phil Jones (69) ****************************************** >>From: Noah V. Trent (70) Thanks for the Arctic Circle reminders. I worked at the Laundromat in the evenings for a while fixing the machines and at 8:45 pm, I'd get off and go over to Arctic Circle and they would sell me all the leftover fries for about 30 cents or so. Half a bag at least. They really hit the spot. Tooling Zips still ranks as the best part of any weekend. Never could get into those cherry Cokes though. I still remember the chili at school. To this day, I don't care much for chili, but I really did like the school chili. Wonder what they put in it??? We had one of those old black phones. I guess everyone did. My Grandmother had one long after the push button ones and those ugly Princess phones came on the market. Remember the summers at the Big Pool? Great place to replace the old girlfriends. One of my teeth is still chipped from a bad 1 1/2 flip from the high dive. I think that was the last time I attempted that particular dive, but I can still do a heckuva can opener! My kids are quite impressed with how much water I can displace- usually in their direction. -Val Trent (70) ****************************************** >>From: Leslie Jones Engelhard (76) I remember making May baskets - and feel bad that the tradition hasn't been passed down in my family either! First we made the cones fashioned with construction paper, then added the handle (also construction paper) and then found the flowers! Sometimes the neighbors would get flowers off their own trees and bushes. I always loved to use Hawthorn tree flowers and felt lucky when they bloomed in time for May 1st. To any Chief Jo graduates who ever had Miss Boatman as their P.E. teacher, you'll be interested to hear that she just retired from a very successful career in education, her last job being principal of Central Kitsap Jr. High - a school my son will be attending next year. The teachers there say she turned a not so great school into one of the most sought after schools in the area. I never had the chance to tell her how much I "enjoyed" wearing those blue jumpers for P.E. class! To Karen Davis (76) - New baby?? You said you were very busy with a little one. I won't give up on you - I'll send you an Email!!! -Leslie Jones Engelhard (76) ****************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne To Gary Boyd--do you know where Cookie Smahlik is now? Or any way I might locate her? Anyone? Just wondering, and I know Julie Alexander LaFrance is wondering too. Thanks Trivia--How could we forget our phone #??? 58977!! later 9458977 yes, I can still sing the "If you need coal or oil---Call Boyle.Fairfax 8-1521." Yikes, the stuff in your head forever! Patty *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/26/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 29 Bombers and one Bomber wannabe today: Frank Osgard, Ann Thompson (49), Joan Eckert (51), Ralph Myrick (51), Marilyn Peddicord (53), Tom Matthews (57), Tony Tellier (57), Richard Anderson (60), Rose Boswell (61), Kipp Quinlan (64), Maren Smyth (64), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Cheryl Moran (66), Kathy Rathjen (66), Lloyd Swain (66), Vickie Andersen (67), Joe Large (68), Phil Jones (69), Cathy Lee (70), Sharon Chambers (70), Jim Powers (71), Jen Clodius (71 wannabe), Kim Molnaa (75), Miriam Lewis (76), Anne Mitzlaff (77), Julie Ham (77), Kellie Walsh (77), Julie Thompson (79), Tara Shipman (95), Irene Hays ****************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard Jimbeaux - Have been digging through some crap that my Mom boxed up when they moved out of the Precut and into the Mobilehome. Could never figure out the "mobile" part as it didn't have any axles or tires. They did keep the hitch deal thing, on the front and I've got the scars on my shin to prove it. I always thought it looked like an aluminum "B" house. A velveeta cheesebox, with a carport and flying ducks and butterflies that go nowhere in the wind. Back to the box, some really great stuff here. The current Frau "O", calls it shit 'cause it ain't hers, if it were her's, it would be stuff too. I've got damn near a dozen, make that six, Green stamp books from Campbell's. I've still got the glue taste in my mouth, got any idea where I might cash'em in? Makes you wonder about whatever happened to loyalty. My mom was always a Campbell's shopper. They built that new Safeway, where you could read comics at a table in the front, we checked it out, but she always went back to #1 down at Comstock and Goethals. They would sell you smokes there, if you had a note from your parents. You could cash in pop bottles, but my mom would buy the beer bottles and mixer bottles from me, so people wouldn't think………. It was right by Pottsy's (Furman, not that dufus on Happy Days) Rainbow gas station. The Old Man traded there, until Pottsy built the new station between Paul's Hobby Shop and the Village Theater. Later he shopped around, but never for price. Found a pencil from Cahoon Motors, Lee at Stevens where they sold Studebakers. Studebaker was the only car company to go out of business while they were still making money. Rob Hills sometimes drove a Lark, as did Dave Shultz. Rob's was a real dog, while Dave's had a V-8. I found 27 Olympia four dotters, how many do I need to cash in for something? There's a train ticket and a key from the Camlin, room 614 (they still smell like beer and cigarettes). A patch from the YMCA ski school, and the plate from the emergency exit on the ski bus. A pine cone with some candle wax on it from church camp at Camp Natches, must have salvaged it after some last night affirmation campfire. A super stiff blue and white whistle lanyard made from that plastic braid crap at boy scout camp. A wooden duck call with Norman Hill's initials carved in the side. A Hi-Spot card from 1961-62 (it cost a buck), signed by Dave Pugh. An orange plastic card with the number 12 that I ripped off at A&W. There's a dance card from Tolo, my junior year. I remember that dance, it was "Camelot". I wore white socks with a dark green suit. There are a couple of boy scout knives, that I got for various Christmas's. They're stuck shut with pine pitch from making Christmas Tree forts. A well thumbed issue of ADAM magazine, that Chico or Maulsby liberated from Johnny's Delicatessen. I found a six inch ruler from Bunch-Finnigan in Kennewick and a shoe horn from Galencamps Shoes, where Bobby Chipmunk sold me those cardboard golf shoes. My Patrol Boy pin from Lewis and Clark (Twoooo-Ohhh-Sixxxxxxx). A bakelite disk with a number on it from Ganzells barber shop. A picture of me and Jim Maulsby, with Tony the Atomic Clown. A laminated plastic shift knob, with another four dotter label in the middle. Half a jar of "Lucky Tiger Butch Wax" from the seventh grade. There's a Sandstorm picture of the back of my head, taken at "Bomber Bowl Cleanup". A swizzle stick and and an umbrella from the Shirley Temple that some "Prawns ordering Debutante" ordered at the "Top Hat" in Pasco after the Thanksgiving Formal. A skate key, for some roller skates that we nailed to a 2x4 for Irwin to ride down Carmichael Hill. The certificate from when I passed beginning swimming at the George Prout swim and pee, signed by Jerry Dudley (who didn't he teach to swim?) Gotta go, these green stamps and four dotters are burning a hole in my pocket. Frank p.s. What's the shelf life of a previously opened bottle of Jade East? ****************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson (49) We just had a By's Burgers open here in Redmond. Do you suppose they are still as good as all of your memories? All of your talk about cinnamon rolls and green Jell-O. Heck, I can't even remember what we ate in High School except the burgers at the Hi Spot. I sure was reluctant to eat the green Jell-O served on St. Patrick's day this last week. I kept thinking about your comments that tossed right it stayed on the ceiling. I doubt if the Lake City Elks would have liked me trying out my old throwing arm to see if it would stay up there or if Jell-O content has changed in the last 40 years. Hope to see more of the '49ers respond to our questionnaire. Please submit pronto if you haven't already. The reunion in September is going to be great so make your plans now. If I put names of missing people in this bulletin would you please respond? -Ann Thompson (49) ****************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens (51) Just came back from a few days visit in Richland. The first place we went was to the Spudnut Shop! Happy to report everyone in there is just as friendly as can be and the food is great. It was lunch time so we had to forego the spudnut on that trip but had some chili that was to die for! The place was packed and this was 1 p.m. I'm told it's always like that, no matter what time it is. Being one of the first waitresses to work there, that place always has a special spot in my heart! -Joan Eckert Sullens 51 ****************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Phil Jones (69) Those days, in the '40s' and '50s' were really hot for softball. When I batted against Wes Liechty, I might have punched one to the infield. Wes had one hell of a drop and rise and a changing that when you swung at it, you waited for it to cross the field. He held the ball a different way. Since I pitched some, I tried to figure out how he held the ball and that is when he would whiz one by me. I know he was loved and hated by everyone. Hated when the couldn't figure him out. Sounds like you may be related to Jim. He was another player I had a lot of respect for. I can't remember if I ever batted against him or not. I probably did, but it was probably a bad memory. Feigner was probably one of the fastest softball pitchers I ever seen. I watched him strike out guys while he was standing on second base. I don't suppose you remember Johnny Fatur. He played second base for Village Food Store. I think he told you over and over again was when the Village Food Store beat Feigner 1-0. That is another player that I had a great deal of respect for. We both played triple O, old, out of shape, can't remember the third O. I pitched then and I pitched to Johnny. It was guaranteed, a two base hit. My fast ball was a good batting practice ball. That is another league that I really look forward to every week. Sully and Bob Cambell were two of the best pitchers. I had an interesting experience that I will never forget. One of the players, Jerry (last name?), played with one arm. I felt sorry for him, so I threw and medium speed pitch. He hit that so far over the fence I don't know whether or not they ever found. Probably landed in the Columbia River. I could never strike him out. Any one else out there remember playing Triple O? -Ralph Myrick (51) ****************************************** >>From: Marilyn Peddicord Whitley (53) The Mart was on Jadwin - just across from where the Federal building is now - It was later the Pleiss Davis furniture store. -Marilyn Peddicord Whitley (53) ****************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) To: Ed Borasky (59) Sorry to bring this up Ed, but since we are getting deep into trivia, do you remember being dumped in a garbage can by Jim Hoff (57) during "initiation" at the beginning of your sophomore year? I was an innocent bystander. Re: Phone numbers. Our number in 1947 was 714J. However, don't be impressed by my memory. I have a 1947 Richland Phone Directory. The emergency numbers were Fire 100, Patrol 200, Ambulance 300, Safety 400, and FBI 500. The information indicates that Richland users didn't have dial phones yet but the Area phones did. -Tom Matthews (57) ****************************************** >>From: Tony Tellier (57) I am headed to Moses Lake for a weeks worth of autoland testing at the Boeing facility. Does anyone know anyone that I know that would remotely even want to talk to me on a remote device ... let alone buy me a beer? Tony Tellier Yuma (CHS '57) ****************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson (60) Your obedient and humble servant, bomber60, has two items to report: I) Tuesday, being in EWA for nefarious purposes (Y2K work at Grant County PUD), I had the opportunity to drop into the old hallways in order to drop some lettuce at the RHS Store for various and sundry items of Bomber clothing. While waiting for a bit of a clearing to barge my way into the store I fell into amiable conversation with an assistant principal, Vicki Steichen Buck ('67). Anyway, it was nice to see that all the kids seemed to be typical Bombers: bright eyed and bushy tailed; and confident. It brought back that most pleasant part of the school day: lunchtime - when one had longer than the five minutes 'twixt classes to enjoy the social aspects of school life. II) The Seattle P-I today (Thursday) has an overwrought paean to Dick Holmquist (60) who has resigned his public service legal position after thirty years in order to spend a few years in the private sector to make a bundle for retirement (it didn't quite say that, but one suspects). The headline: "The man who saved our pro sports is retiring." Twelve column inches or so of gush (e.g., "... Holmquist compiling the highest grade point average &c. ... as a Rhodes Scholar &c. &c. ...." Well, I happen to know that given the opportunity to identify a football, a basketball, a baseball, and a kumquat; Dick would be odds on to get the kumquat. His sport was the piccolo. His claim to fame: leading the pep-band in a unique rendition of the National Anthem before a hoops game: half the band on the downbeat, the other half on the upbeat. It sounded like a train wreck; rather than start over they went on to the bitter end. Abject begging: anybody who has e-mail addresses, marriage surnames, obits, whatever, for the Class of 1960 - please send them to me so I can update the RHS60 web page. Thanks ever much. Also, anybody know the whereabouts of Larson Greninger or Bill Thomas? This is way too long. -Richard Anderson (60) ****************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) To Patty De la bretonne , Thanks so much for sending Irene my email. I got a great email from her. Also does anyone know where Rita Eckert is? I lived my whole time in West Richland. I have kept track with a few of the kids in my neighborhood, I'm sure there are a lot more I would like to hear about. Class of 54 my sister in law is Priscilla Hall. If any of you remember her. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ****************************************** >>From: Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) Our phone number was Whitehall 52667. Richland's pre-fix was Whitehall. Pasco's pre-fix was Liberty. Does anyone remember what Kennewick's was? Speaking of earlier TV shows, does anyone remember Tales from the Tomb? Judy Campbell (64) and I used to spend nights at each others houses and sit up on Saturday nights to watch Tales from the Tomb. Think Pam Hunt's (66) older brother Tom (60) was the local host for a while. It was on Channel 13 [appropriately]. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Barbara Parcell (65) or her brother Jim (61) - do you remember that little yellow TR-3 that he owned and blew the engine on twice? or know where or what became of Harry Wintner Heavner III (60) (Skip Heavner). Last I remember seeing him he was leaving to go into the Navy and was selling that beautiful Saddlebred Stallion he owned. -Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) ****************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) Speaking of phones: Here's one for all you mothers of teenagers who are 'over their phone time limit': First TELL them that you are going to do this... and then JUST DO IT! When you pick up the phone and find it in use, you hang up the phone (we all KNOW they can hear the click), and from that point they have EXACTLY 3 minutes (or 5 minutes or whatever YOU decide) to complete their call and hang up. At the end of their time limit (time them to be sure), you pick up the phone and listen until they hang up! Now they will BEG you to get off the phone and PROMISE that they will hang up as soon as you get off. Don't give in. Don't say anything either... just listen until they hang up! I only had to do that ONCE. -Maren Smyth (64) ****************************************** >From:Patricia de la Bretonne '65 Yes, the Mart was downtown, sort of a dime store I think. Over by the Hannah's soda fountain. one or two streets over from Geo. Wa. Way. When I was very young I used to hang out at my dad's shop, Ernie's Typewriter/Printing at 800 Geo Wash Way, and I used to walk to all the stores around there. My memory may be faulty, but I'm thinking the Mart was the same place as the dime store. Anyone Else have a better memory of it? -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ****************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) Mine was 72017 and 948-7873. One very heavy black phone attached to our kitchen wall where all family members could listen in, especially if Jane (64) and I got calls during dinner. Eventually, my dad moved it to the hallway and attached a long cord so we could take it into our bedrooms. (still only one phone). I can still remember the fights we had over it and banging on the bedroom door and yelling, "Your time is up!" It was either that or fighting over the bathroom. So, what ever happened to all the colored chicks in the grocery stores this time of year? They were usually put all together in a grocery basket. We had a couple once and they spent their time with our family in the furnace room inside a cardboard box that was filthy! Without ever a word, these "pets" disappeared. I think the same thing happened to a duck I once had from the Feed store. Then there were also the yearly hunts in Riverside Park. Jim (65) still talks about the time some Bully grabbed an egg away from him. Must've been lots of chaos and crying. On Easter we always had pictures taken beside the blooming Lilac bush in the front of our ranch house. I still love the scent. -Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) ****************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) Wasn't the Boyle Fuel jingle a nursery rhyme? I've been teaching it to my 3-year-old grandon! To Dick Harris (49): I remember the one line as "For every heating problem, be the furnace old or new, just call the Boyle Fuel Company and they'll solve them all for you." If anyone has time to research the old newspaper articles, I distinctly remember (I think) that we found out about By's Burgers horse meat on the front page of the local paper. They were the best. Seems the owner moved to Alaska following that, or so the rumor was. -Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) ****************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain (66) HEY MIKE SHEERAN (66).... Was it tootsie rolls?.... Think I'm right... Pinkie was a big hit in our household.... -Lloyd Swain (66) ****************************************** >>From: Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) Hi Maren - Just had to write after reading of May baskets and lilacs. Lilacs are probably my most favorite memory of growing up in Richland. We had a lilac hedge around the back yard of our ranch house. We moved from our "A" house to the ranch on Birch when I was 5. In the spring I could sit under the big elm tree in the middle of the back yard and just breathe in the lilacs. We had lavender, dark purple and white bushes. To this day it is my favorite scent! It was sad for me to drive by the old house after being gone from Richland for over 15 years and see that the back yard was now gravel, the lilacs gone and no elm tree. The flowering hawthorne trees were still in the front yard (my mother had them planted there) so that was some consolation. Lilacs don't do well in the deep south, so saw very few of them when I lived there. Now that I'm in Alaska, I'm back in lilac country. The first plant I got when we built our house was a lilac bush. When it blooms, I feel like I'm truly home again. -Vickie Andersen Simmons '67 ****************************************** >>From: Joe Large (68) To John Northover (59), Dear John, I loved your essay on "Mr. Quirt". Didn't I see you one time, featured on the "Prairie Home Companion"? You weren't one of the Norwegian Bachelor Farmers, were you? To Irene de la Bretonne (61) and Peg Wellman (66), Can't stand it any longer! Have to open my mouth and put my two shillings in! The earliest recollection of my phone number, like when I was in Kindergarten (55) at Spalding was 58587. Later on it changed to 58584. Then, (Now for the Whitehall part,) when we gained prefixes, I remember ours was Whitehall (WH) 58584. Then, simply 945-8584. Later, again changed to the final 946-9294. -Joe Largé (68) ****************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To my friend Mike Sheeran 66 My wild guess on the Pinky Lee candy is Pez with their very cool dispenser. -Phil Jones 69 ****************************************** >>From: Cathy Lee Cadd (70) To Mike Sheeran (66): All of these memories from reading all of these emails every day got me to pull out the old trunk. I can't believe all of the stuff that I saved. I found two old postcards of the Hanford area, an open house brochure from the area, handbills from the Richland players, even my Welcome Cougar book from my first day at Carmichael when I moved to Richland in the 8th grade and my invitation to be on the Uncle Jimmy show It was dated May 7, 1959. I even have the autographed picture of the Uncle that says Greetings from the Clubhouse. I don't remember much of it, just that I was really scared. ( I was only 7) Wonder if KIMA-TV in Yakima would still have the tapes of the shows. I don't remember Pinkie Lee or any candy. I think I am doing good to remember that I was on the show. Bob (Cadd 70) and I both agree that our favorite teacher was Donald Starringer. We both had him for several classes but our favorite was our senior year when we had him for World Government or some such class. Bob and I were just starting to date and we would sit on the steps outside of his class and every day he would climb the steps and invite us to join him for class. Bob still talks about his swinging his golf club while he was trying to make a point in class. Does anyone know where he is? My favorite Carmichael teacher was Mrs. Deusner. I was so lucky that she asked me to help organize her back room after school. "Lucky?" I sure don't know why I thought that was fun but I did. I still remember writing labels for all of her bottles. And my best job was working at the BRASS DOOR, first as a dishwasher and then as an assistant cook. The Alexanders were great and I have many fond memories of them and their kids. Time to get the day going. All that's missing is a SPUD. Anyone from Redmond going that direction soon? And to whoever said that you really can't talk to your new friends about riding bikes behind foggers, not walking across the bomb or the appeal of the SPUD, your right. Their is something that brands you and makes being from Richland different then any other place Forever Bombers -Cathy Lee Cadd (70) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Sharon Chambers Scioli (70) Date: Wed Mar 24 21:51:49 1999 Great Site Just found this site. Graduated in 1970. Looking forward to reunion in 2000. Please add my name to your e-mail for any info about class reunion. Living in Olympia. My mother and brother still live in Richland. -Sharon Chambers Scioli (70) ****************************************** >>From: Jim Powers (71) Hi, this is Jim Powers, Richland (Col-Hi) class of '71. My sister, Linda Powers Wynands, class of '73, told me about this site. It has grown impressively since I first visited and signed the guest book in early February '99. What a trip. Good job to all those involved. I've been living and working in the Seattle area for almost 25 years now. How can I get added to the email list for '71? I'm at: [email deleted for privacy] OR Thanks. ****************************************** >>From: Jen Clodius (woulda been '71) Hi, Gary, I'm wondering if it'd be possible to sign up to receive Bomber Memories, even though I'm not a Col Hi grad? My family lived in Richland from 63 to 68, when I was in 4th through 9th grades at Jefferson and Chief Jo. I've enjoyed reading the on-line stuff -- and frankly, it was nice to see some vague memories confirmed by other folks. I'da been class of '71, if my dad hadn't decided to go back to GE after Douglas United Nuclear took over the project, and so I ended up going to high school in San Jose, CA, instead. I'd sure appreciate it if you could add me to the list, but I'll also understand if it's not possible. Thanks! -Jen Clodius ****************************************** >>From: Kim Molnaa Privette (75) "For all your heating problems, be it furnace old or new, just call the Boyle Fuel Company and we'll solve them all for you," "When you need coal or oil, call Boyle" "Fairfax 8-1521, Fairfax 8-1521"... loved Starlit Stairway and their jingle was truly unforgettable. The twins and all the other northwest talent might be the reason I enrolled my daughters in tap dancing. Monica stopped after her second year, but Megan's in her 6th year. I watched it at my Grandmother's house nearly every week with popcorn (with margarine on it) and Dr. Pepper (served in the tall, pastel tupperware iced tea tumblers). Spudnut update: was in Richland visiting my folks this weekend and had spudnuts! Tried several varieties, but the regular glazed were the best. My parents (Jerry and Shirley Molnaa) are both diabetic (too many spudnuts), but Mom wanted me to bring them home so she could smell them and see them. She considered this a good thing - she smiled at the spudnuts and smelled them a couple of times and exclaimed "Ooooowweee"... my Dad, on the other hand, thought we were cruel and couldn't quite believe Mom actually wanted us to bring them home! Sorry Dad... 947-0842 is the first phone number I remember... when I was in kindergarten and lived on the corner of Farrell Lane and Torbett in a B-house. Mom called it White Hall sometimes... I think I may have understood what she was talking about by 4th grade. I attended Sacajawea Elementary - my teachers there were Mrs. Clayton (she swatted us in front of the rest of the class if we talked in the bathroom and we had to say thank you for the swat!), Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Charleton, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Tompkins - and our PE teacher was Mrs. Jones of leopard print fame. Malley's Drugstore was on the way home at Symons and Jadwin - it was a favorite stop... Grandpa was always in there at the soda fountain rolling dice for his coffee. 5 cent hershey bars were my favorite - I can still see their candy counter... it looked like stairs and was positively enthralling! -Kim Molnaa Privette (75) ****************************************** >>From: Miriam Lewis (76) Hi all, I look back with regret on the A&W burgers of my youth. I was such a picky eater that I would never get anything but a Baby Burger with just ketchup. I do remember that root beer though. Later on we used to go the Red Steer (on Van Giesen?) and by that time I was able to appreciate gloppy hamburgers. Those were the days--now I can have a hamburger OR fries OR a milkshake but not any of them at the same time because I can just feel all that grease. Oh well. Louise Kirz (76) -- I was hoping to see you at the last reunion but you weren't able to make it. How are you? I never took metal or woodshop but still have art projects in my mother's house. I made clay heads in junior high; I also filled acres of paper from age 4 until I left for college, much of which are still cluttering her house too (what if I were to become a famous artist?) Mike Sheeran (66) -- Yes, I remember Uncle Jimmy's clubhouse. I used to love that show. I don't remember the favorite candy but I recall clearly hoping to either appear on the show or hear my name read when it was my birthday. It wasn't until MUCH later that I figured out that my parents would have had to send my name in or make arrangements to appear and of course they didn't know that I wanted that because I never told them. I really enjoy this site. It's nice to get some perspective on our own high school times and those before. It's amazing how much some things have changed and how others seem not to have. Thanks Maren and Gary for keeping this going. -Miriam Lewis (76) ****************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) To Leslie Jones (76) Thanks for the update on Ms. Boatman. Every time I hear Doyle Boatman's name, I wonder what Cheryl ended up doing. By the way, I had just been wondering about you (thinking of the old neighborhood and May Day flower baskets) not long ago when you sent in an entry. This Sandstorm sure makes getting news more fun. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) ****************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) I remember uncle Jimmy's Club House. I remember wishing that I could drive that little "car" at the end of the show. I had a hard time liking Uncle Jimmy though. His show took over the show my real uncle Jack Bainter had called Wallaby and Jack. Anybody remember this show? He showed cartoons and then he had a board with numbers that lit up. The numbers would flash randomly and would eventually stop with just one lit number. If it was your number, you held out your arms and uncle Jack would fill it with games, toys and a small loaf of Snyders bread. One day we were watching his show after school. He told the kids that he had to make a phone call. He started dialing on this phone and seconds later our phone rang. It was uncle Jack! How exciting this was. Sadly this wonderful man died very young. I was very young myself, but I think he was only in his forties. His funeral, in Spokane, was on TV. I remember we got to sit in a big black limo and we had police motorcade escort. This was the first funeral I had ever attended and I thought all funerals were like this. -Julie Ham Froehlich (77) ****************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) To Julie Ham (77)- I never missed "Starlit Stairway". Especially when a little tyke named Linda Nelson '78 (are you out there, Linda?) twirled her way on stage. I think she won, too. Wasn't this a production out of the Spokane area? Also does anyone remember these kid shows -- "Captain Cy" (on every morning) and on Saturday Mornings "Shananigans" (The set for this show was like a giant game board. The contestants/kids made their way through the board by rolling giant dice, stopping on the appropriate square. Each square had a skill that had to be completed -- like a giant tiddly- winks where you had to flick one disk with the other and get it to launch through a bulls eye on the wall. Another square was called Pie-in-the-Eye where the kids had to throw pies at a target. I think I had the home version of that game ... Oh, and of course there was the "Uncle Jimmy" show out of Yakima. Anybody ever get on that show and want to tell about it? And finally to Anne "Mitz" Gerken - I have a story brewing to tell all ... -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) ****************************************** >>From: Julie Thompson (79) To Mike Sheeran (66) Mike, I remember Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse, I watched it almost every day. All I can remember was the milk truck and the cake. I don't remember what the secret candy was. Do tell. What about Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans? I used to watch every morning before school. Julie Thompson (79) (from 100-N) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber alumni Guest Book: >>From: Tara Shipman (95) Date: Thu Mar 25 20:44:36 1999 Would of been a ...........1995 Hello, I would of graduated in 1995 from Richland high, but got moved down to Houston, Tx. Chuck Shipman '71 and Martha Drewrey Shipman '71 are my parents... if anyone knows of me or my parents go ahead and e-mail me... and I read above that someone said that the violence has gotten really bad up there? news to me! I was friends with Holly Hogan and Nancy Turner, Heather Koehler, Melissa Weaver.. if anyone knows of anyone from that little group please let them know of my address... thanks -Tara Shipman (95) ****************************************** >>From: ? The Mart was on the south-most corner of Jadwin and.....? Well, if you walked east on whatever street passed in front of the old post office the Mart was directly ahead of you across the street on the corner of that street (?) and Jadwin. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/27/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and one Lion sent stuff in: Sandra Atwater (51), Max Sutton (57), Larry Moss (59), Bill Moyers (60), Richard Anderson (60), Peg Sheeran (63), Gary Brehm (KHS'64), Nancy Beardsley (65), Kathy Rathjen (66), Len Huesties (70), Sean Lewis (77) ****************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Dorothy Hickey Fisher '51 would like me to thank all of you that gave info about the Mart. I, Sandra Atwater Boyd '51, also thank you! Makes me very happy that I am not the one that remembered wrong! Now this will settle our battle of the Mart! Also, thank you too, to all that wrote to try to talk her into getting online so she can read the Sandstorm every morning like the rest of we lucky Bombers! Love it! My special thanks to all the work you great people do to make our mornings fun! Wonder how many of our class will go to Club 40. Dorothy and I have decided that we will come up this year for the occasion. Yes, we are having fun Maren! Take Care, -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ****************************************** >>From: Max Sutton (57) Funny I was just sitting here reading about all of our phone #'s and it hit me, that I remembered ours Whitehall 50622. I haven't had to use that number in about 17 years since my dad died but it came back to me instantly. I guess it is like your social security # or your military ID#. You just never forget it. Somebody mentioned colored chicks and it brought back memories of the Village Theater around Easter time. On Saturday all us kids would go to the double feature show and they would have intermission, then they would give away rabbits and those colored chicks to winning #'s. Does anyone else remember this. Never won one but a friend, Russell Ivers, did. -Max Sutton (57) ****************************************** >>From: Larry Moss (59) Just a few nostalgic remembrances from a slightly faulty memory. Someone mentioned the "Mart". I believe it originally was a cafeteria style "Automart", (hence the name) where you bought food from cubicles when you put in a nickel, dime, quarter, or whatever. At one time or another I think it was something like a "5 & 10 cent " store, furniture store and was eventually converted into an office building housing some government activities for Hanford activities. It was located at the corner of Jadwin and Knight streets. (south of the present day Federal Bldg./ Post Office) Anyone remember "Wild Bill's" food stores? He had a store in Richland and one in Kennewick. I can't quite recall the exact location of the store in Richland. Re: By's Burgers. Seems like when the person who operated By's was questioned about his burgers containing horse meat, his response was "I advertise By's Burgers, not Hamburgers". I don't remember getting burgers there any less though. Any body remember the "Midnight Shows" at the old Richland theater next to the drug store downtown? They would show classics like "Frankenstein meets the Wolfman", after midnite on Saturday night (I think). When I was finally allowed to attend these sessions alone, I remember I would run all the way home from the theater to 315 Douglass nonstop for fear the Wolfman was chasing me. On this run, I would have to cut across the Lewis and Clark school grounds, past the old abandoned American Legion Bldg. (original Richland High School) which we were all positive was haunted. My pace definitely increased at this stage of the run. Then there was the "Pit" out on Bombing Range Rd. which was just a dirt track across the desert with the old bomb targets, where many an illicit "Oly" was consumed on late weekend nights in Dennis Hoff's (59) black and yellow 50 ford (or was it a 49?) There don't seem to be many from the class of 59 submitting to the Sandstorm. Let us hear from you. -Larry (59) ****************************************** >>From: Bill Moyers (60) Somebody mentioned Potts' Rainbow Service; first down on Casey, across from Campbell's grocery store, then later on, a new place on Geo. Wash. Way. That sparked a few old memories. My dad, Smokey Moyers, was a close friend and fishing buddy with Furman Potts, and also worked lots of years at Potts' stations moonlighting to supplement his bus driver pay. My brother, Ben, and I mowed the lawn around the little old station on Casey for years, and later I worked for Potts at the new station on Geo. Wash. Way pumping gas and washing windows, changing oil, etc. during my senior year at RHS and two years at CBC. Starting wages were 60 cents per hr. Later on, I got up $1.25 per hr.!! I remember lots of fellow Bombers coming in to fill up their pride 'n joy cars of that era. There were some "hot" cars around then. Some popular favorites were 49-51 V-8 Fords, 55-57 Chev.s, but there were lots of others. I had a really cherry red and white '56 Merc. And lots of times fellow Bombers only had a enough money for a $1's worth. But gas was cheap then, and a dollar would buy almost four gallons! Lot of Bomber parents came into Potts' regularly and even had monthly charge accounts. This was well before the days of credit cards. It was common to just fill-up and sign a slip for it. I also remember spending lots of hours working on the books with Bernice Potts, Furman's wife, getting out all those monthly statements. It was all manual, tedious work - and hand written, no computer systems back then. Mr. Haag, our principal at the time was a "regular" at Potts', as were some of the other RHS teachers. I remember being impressed with what a pleasant person and a real gentleman Mr. Haag was every time he stopped in to fill up. Furman Potts moved back to his old home area in Georgia many years ago, but returned to visit friends in Richland numerous times. As of a few years ago, when I last wrote to Furman, he was "retired" on his acreage and running a few cattle. -Bill Moyers (60) ****************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson (60) It's nice to see some car stuff from somebody other than a slope-browed Columbia Park Neanderthal whose idea of braking was to run into a tree. To: Jim Hamilton (63) A slight correction about Mercedes Benz race car terminology. The W-196 and its slightly larger sibling the 300SLR were the Mercedes race cars of the mid-50's. The M-196 engine (2.5L for the W-196 GP racer and 3.0L for the 300SLR sports car - i.e., road racer) was the straight eight with the famous "desmodromic" valve gear - no valve springs, just a complete mechanical linkage - it revved like all getout for its era. The 1930's cars that the Auto Union cars competed against were the W-25, W-125, W-154, W-163, and W-165. They are all completely oversexed compared with the little toy speed-racers of today. To: Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) Aah, Jim Parcell and the yellow TR-3! A couple of stories: First, the time traveler. One evening, for whatever idiotic reason, Jim speculated about our prospects of getting to Freewater from Richland before we started. At the time OR was standard time and WA was DST. So, vaaaaa-voooooom away we went. I vaguely remember that we did indeed make the trip in less than an hour. Second, gambling. A popular activity of the sports car cabal back then was the gimmick rally; in this case a poker rally where the object was to pick up a card at each of five caches over the course. Best-hand/elapsed-time won the hardware. So off we go; I was the navigator responsible for following the course and looking for the obscure caches of cards; Jim was responsible for staying out of the irrigation ditches. All was well except .... Well, except we had only two cards and were really close to the finish. What to do? Why, retrace the course and get the rest of the cards within the allotted time. Of course this required averaging something like 90mph over the back roads south and west of Kennewick. In the middle of the blackest night! We managed to get a couple more cards, but no cigar - we could have been killed! [Not as stupid as sledding into the chain-link at the bottom of Carmichael hill though!] -Richard Anderson (60) ****************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) Someone mentioned having to fight with her sister over the one phone in the house. Guess we did that too, but I especially remember fighting over the petticoats. Between my 3 sisters and I, we must have had 30 petticoats, and the more you wore under your full skirts, the "cooler" I guess we thought we were. Especially when doing the jitterbug, and twirling around. My sister, Colleen (55), always had the best ones. -Peg Sheeran Finch (63) ****************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (KHS '64) To: Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) The Kennewick phone exchange in those days was Justice. JU 2 and JU 6. "Tales from the Tomb". Remember it well. It was on Saturday nights, about 11:00. The station that did it was located in the Kennewick Angus Village. The tower was actually situated there as well. The "tomb" was the tunnel for the transmission lines that ran from the studio and transmitter to the tower across the street. The guy that hosted the movies and came out of the tomb was named Hugo (I believe). I took a tour of the station in about '57 or '58. Great fun!! -Gary Brehm (KHS '64) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni page Guest Book: >>From: Nancy Beardsley Lucke (65) Date: Fri Mar 26 00:34:05 1999 First time on the webpage So far so good! My sister, Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) has been telling me how great it is. Thought I would take a look for myself. You are doing a great job!! Thanks -Nancy Beardsley Lucke (65) ****************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) My guesses for the current "contests" are: Kennewick phone pre-fix - Justice Favorite candy on Uncle Jimmy's Club House - Mountain Bar -Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) ****************************************** >>From: Leonard Huesties (70) Gary, Kipp Quinlan (64) was inquiring for Kennewick's prefix. That would be JU for justice. -Leonard Huesties (70) ****************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis (77) I remember the Uncle Jimmy Clubhouse show well, but what stands out about it in my mind was wondering why that little truck they got to drive around in went SO DANG SLOW!!!! It drove me nuts just watching it!! Put some horsepower under that hood!! I still remember thinking that in the eyes of every kid who got to drive it was the look of utter shock, as in, "...THIS is all there is to it??!!..." Maybe just my interpretation, though. Wild Wild West and Gilligan’s Island were the big after school shows as I remember, too. Also, I'm heading to the TriCities this weekend from the Seattle area and just might have to stop in for a Spudnut (or 12), with all the talk about them recently. I might add that with so many of us Richlanders chasing around those mosquito foggers as little kids, it's incredible that most of us grew up to actually speak in complete sentences, have full time jobs and somehow avoid growing an extra body part right out of our backs. Simply amazing. Every time I forget where my keys are now I'm thinking "There you go -- the effects of that mosquito fogger chasing have finally kicked in..." but of course by then I forget that I was looking for my keys anyway... -Sean Lewis (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/28/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff in: Bev Coats (52), Bill Moyers (60), Vicki Owens (72) ****************************************** >>From: Bev Coates Karns (52) I have been reading about By's Burgers and would like to put my two cents in. I worked at the old By's along the Columbia River Road. It was a small, really small, one person drive in. I cooked the burgers and waited on people through the window. I worked nights and closed the place about 10:00 pm. There was a nickel slot machine there and that's where my tips went. When the new building was built I worked there as well. Seems as though we worked until midnight on weekends and I can remember leaving there smelling like hamburgers and french fries. Some young man sat in the basement cutting up potatoes into french fries.. don't remember his name. When things were going good for By he decided to expand and built the building on Williams and Jadwin and named it Tim's after his son. At some time By got into trouble about horse meat there. I no longer worked for By's, I'd gone to work at Pennywise after that. I always remember my Dad saying it was strange that By always paid us ($.50/hour) out of the til. He always dealt just a little this side of legal. Last I heard anything of him, he was living in Spokane. He really had a great personality and I wonder what has become of him. By the time he went out of business (I think through bankruptcy) my husband, John, bought his boat from the bank - a big inboard which I never had the nerve to water ski behind. (Wasn't the Tim's building Einan's at one time?) Thanks Maren and Gary for taking time for us to share a lot of great memories. -Bev Coates Karns (52) ****************************************** >>From: Bill Moyers (60) Yep, Potts' little old station was at the corner of Casey and Comstock.. that'd be across the street to the west from Campbell's. Mr. Haag did live east of Campbell's somewhere, and I think you are correct in that was on Comstock, maybe near the corner with Adkins(?). The newer gas station that Potts leased was actually built and owned by True's Oil Company, in Spokane, and was, just as you recall, directly across from Bell's Furniture. On the same side of GW Way, the neighboring businesses were the Village Theater on one side and the hobby shop on the other. I remember servicing various delivery vehicles and trucks from Bell's and also CC Anderson's when I worked for Potts. And we also got occasional work from the old Post Office, kitty - corner across GW Way from the "new" station. Another thing I remember was that the gas pump nozzles would get so hot in the late afternoon summer sun, when the temps would hit 110 or more, (there was no shade at all, and all that concrete drive... it was awful.) I often wondered why we didn't have a gasoline explosion. -Bill Moyers (60) ****************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) Ok, so those five-digits phone numbers were before my time. But can any of you tell me when "Whitehall" came on the scene? I remember having one of the first televisions in our neighborhood. I lived at 201 Bernard from birth until 1957 when the city was "privatized" (or whatever term was used when government began to sell houses to us). Perhaps my earliest memory is Mom stepping out onto the porch of that first house in the late afternoon and yelling "Mickey Mouse Club" and kids running from several directions to converge on our living room to watch "Spin and Marty" and Tommy and Annette and the rest of the Club favorites. All of the "ears" were black in those days, although the girls had little bows on the front of their caps. It must have been 10+ years later when "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (color, color color...) came out and the caps appeared in various colors. Even though many of your memories predate mine, it's great to read it all. Thanks to all of you who take time to write in. Margaret (no longer Peggy?!) -- good for you, to pursue the fencing. I haven't touched any of that gear since EFFE, but one thing I learned is that you don't have to excel at something to enjoy it. I'm still "jack of all trades but master of none" and don't feel the need to apologize when I admit it. -Vicki Owens (72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/29/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Harris (49), Jack Moorman (54), Don McKenzie (56), Jon Veigel (56), Mike Bradley (56), Betty McElhaney (57), Ed Borasky (59), Pete Overdahl (60), Judy Williams (61), Linda Houck (61), Ken Carlson (63), David Rivers (65), Judi Wilson (65), Louise Moyers (65), Vic Day (65), Mike Sheeran (66), Shirley Collings (66), Norma Dean (69), Doug Zanger (74), Mike Davis (74), Lauri Kraemer (77), ****************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) Thanks for help on the Boyle Fuel Company jingle! I think you have it! I got the same lines from a friend, yesterday, at Rotary meeting. Of course, he is much younger than I, so his memory is better, like yours. Someone else asked if this wasn't on a Spokane TV station and I can confirm that it was and sponsored by the Boyle Fuel Company, Fairfax 8-1521, Fairfax 8-1521! Hah! You Class of '49 and later: why don't we share some recollections of going to Sacajawea and other schools for the first semester in 1944 in shifts. Do you remember the good class and the bad class. The good class sold more magazine subscriptions for the school's benefit and the bad class, rolled their own in the back of the class with "Top" brand cigarette roll-your-own kits! The early shift went from about 7:00 am until 12:30 and was done for the day and could go do stuff like swim in the Yakima River, while the later shift could mess around to the wee hours of the night and sleep late in the morning. Then, some of us got to go the brand new school, Marcus Whitman, when it was completed, around January, 1945! Such a deal! And the best part, that I remember was the great new principal, Margaret Hartman Wellman, who became such a fixture in education in the State and in the Richland community! And a bonus: We get to hear from her daughter, Peggy Wellman Johnson (66) from time to time. -Dick Harris (49) ****************************************** >>From: Jack Moorman (54) To: Frank Osgard Hey, don't throw those S & H Green Stamps away. You can still redeem them. My wife found 39 books while going through her parents things after their death. She redeemed them all. The address to write for a redemption catalog is: National Mail Order, P.O. Box 5775, Norcross, Ga. 30091. Hope this information will help you. -Jack Moorman (54) ****************************************** >>From: Don McKenzie (56) Wasn't it great to have so many playmates on the same block when were were growing up. Heck.. who needed tv, we'd play outdoors, hide and seek, kick the can, put on carnivals, magic shows and go roller skating on the tennis courts with our metal wheel clamp-on skates that required a key. Try explaining that to your kids. Neighborhood families included Cases (Max and Deanna), Davis (Shirley and Gloria), Palmer (Steve and Pam), Pierce (Mick), Steber (Monty and Bonnie), Wagsters, and Rathvons (Kathy, Jug) and that was just on one block. There were many more while growing up but that was a LONG time ago. Great memories of the neighborhood. -Don McKenzie, Class of 56 ****************************************** >>From: Jon Veigel (56) I've procrastinated too long in submitting something, so I thought I'd get myself started! To get a good sense of how this year's class views us, you need only think about how we viewed the class of 1913 when we graduated -- the 43 year difference between class years is the same. How's that for a sobering thought! -Jon Veigel (56) ****************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley (56) Just got back from Richland. Makes the second time this year. Did what every Bomber does and went to the Spudnut shop on Friday morning where I got to wait in line and they ran out of Spudnuts. Had a cinnamon roll instead and it was great. Had the opportunity to tour the WPPS Reactor #2. It was utterly fantastic. I actually got beyond North Richland for the first time. For those of you who have worked or are working on the project in the areas probably no big deal. But as a kid they never let us out there so for me it was something I had always wanted to do. The tour took about 3 hours and was extremely interesting. Stayed at the Shiloh Inn which sure is a far cry from the old Dessert Inn. Managed some time to drive around find the old house on Stanley street across from the Mormon Church. Took some time and drove up to the Kennewick Highlands and then West out the old highway towards Benton City and then out to the Horn rapids area. Sure kind of changed, some great houses, golf courses and etc. Noticed the street to the Shiloh was called Bradley Blvd. which I thought was kind of nice. Used to be Bradley road and was adjacent to the Rose Bowl (Sewer Plant). The sewage disposal plant was gone and they have a golf course there now. Also found some old photographs at the museum in town of me, my brothers and family from 1952 through 1963. They have a large inventory of photos from one of the photography studios and you can purchase the negatives. The next time you are in town head for the museum and you may be surprised at what you might find. There are negatives of wedding, High school annual, Richland Players stuff and etc. Those were kind of a shock. If horse meat tastes like By's Burgers I sure did enjoy it. Spent many a night there and cruising around like I was important and seeing how many times I could get a good sound out of my Hollywood twin mufflers by staying in first and second gear. I also discovered that Kennewick has more people than Richland. That was a shock. I thought we never allowed kennewick to beat us at anything. Maybe we all should move back. That is it for now. Gary, Thanks for the Dupus Boomer book. -Mike Bradley (56) ****************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) Mr. Haag lived in a "B" house on the corner of Goethals and Comstock. We lived across the street at 302 Goethals. And I remember Whitehall being implemented in 1960. Am I right on that one? Our phone number was 50552. -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) ****************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) TO: Tom Matthews (57) Yeah, I remember that. I also remember coming out one day to go home and discovering that my bicycle was at the top of the flagpole. And I think someone wanted me to ask John Meyers, "How's the weather up there?" I did, and he picked me up and showed me. :-). TO: Richard Anderson (60) Hey, Dick Holmquist was probably the best flute player RHS ever saw; he could play rings around me. :-) I was 4th chair out of five. What year was this? I vaguely remember the incident. I also remember playing at one football game (probably my sophomore year, 1956) when it was so cold I wore mittens. I discovered I could actually play the flute wearing mittens. :-) -Ed Borasky (59) ****************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl (60) Re: Leonard Huesties (70), Judy Pearson Parker (54) My parents had the Circus Drive In 55-57 on Williams Blvd, next door to Burks Bros. Texaco and across from Curleys 76 station. Ours was the same time as By's Burgers. We only had drive thru service or walk up service like Hanson's Tastee Freeze below RHS. We had a rush hour at noon from many at RHS. I mean RUSH, like RACE from RHS to the Circus. Mom just loved the students and she prepared for some ahead for the ones that came every day. Like Molly the Mobster, can't remember her last name. She came with a bunch of girls and usually the first there. We had great hamburgers and the greatest variety of flavors of Milk Shakes, and soft ice cream in the T-C's. My brother, Jim, and I would trade off shifts except when he was playing Baseball. We also had a great following like By's. I remember when By Myer built Tim's Drive In just down the hill from Sacajawea next to Jacks Shell on Williams. He was going to build one for each of his two sons. Tim being the first. We had many young people buy our hamburger (like the Big Top Special) for 49cents and go over to get a coke at Tims so they could sit inside. Before our Circus we ate at By's burgers and remember the stories about the horse meat. Also they had a pinball machine guys would play and get back a nickel for every game they cashed in. Marilyn Richie worked there for a long time. I could go on and on about both places. P.S. We used genuine Grade A lean hamburger from the C&H Market in the Uptown Shopping Center. P.S. P.S., after By's closed and Tims, By Myers opened several By's 19cent hamburger joints in the Seattle area. -Pete Overdahl (60) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Judy Williams Clem (61) Date: Sat Mar 27 13:34:29 1999 Add us to your list We've been getting the Sandstorm for a while, but didn't get on the e-mail list. Please add Dave Clem to '58 and Kirt Clem to '83, all at the same address. It's our son's address, but we use it too. It's been such fun reading all the memories. Does anyone out there remember Dave and his Clem shift and louvering hoods? Thanks for the site! -Judy Williams Clem (61) ****************************************** >>From: Linda Houck See (61) to Patricia de la Bretonne About the Mart, as I recall it was a large "whatnot" store" after being a Cafeteria that Hanford workers used and families could also eat at. I remember going in there and eating a few times as a very young person. Pleiss-Davis then took it over until about 1963-4 when Roy Davis sold out. The Dime store was on the corner of Lee and The Parkway eventually Payless bought it out and then Payless built a new store on Lee which is now Rite Aide. Sure am enjoying the comments of all who are sending in "td-bits" of the past. The comment today was something to the effect "We from Richland are unique (one of Mrs. Wiley's favorite words!!) She worked at RHS until Gus Nash was principal and one day he suggested strongly that she retire and she walked out and never showed up again. Go ask him about it. He is working at the Garden Shop in the Meadow Springs Albertson's. Thanks to all for the great stuff!! -Linda Houck See, Class of 1961 ****************************************** >>From: Ken Carlson (63) Re: Pat Trujillo ('62) Claudia McBride Carlson ('62) would appreciate any help in finding her classmate, Pat Trujillo. She lost track of her soon after graduation. Thanks a lot. -Ken Carlson ('63) ****************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Brian Johnson -- 3/29/99 ('65) Some people resist change. BJ is one of those people! But He finally has an e-mail address for his Architectural firm. I think he may even have checked out the Bomber page and the sandstorm a time or two. It is good to accept change now and then. Especially as we get older... Which Brian is doing by having a birthday... so Congratulations Brian on entering the 20th century and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. When the 2d edition of Bomber Mania is issued I am sure they will reflect that you played two years and not just one! RE: Rescue 77...Terry Davis ('65) I've heard from several people who have DDS dishes and other dishes that they can't get Rescue 77 on the WB network... try WGN out of Chicago... that is the WB network station in that area. You should be able to get the show but three hours earlier... Kathie Moore Adair (69) said they get it on their Dish in Richland and Maren says she gets WGN where she lives too. -David Rivers ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Look for "Rescue 77" Monday night (tonight) at 6pm PACIFIC time on WGN... -Maren ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni page Guest Book: >>From: Judi Wilson Johnson (65) Date: Sun Mar 28 00:13:00 1999 Thanks to whoever started this site. I'm loving the stories and memories but now I'm dying for a Spudnut.:-) were they really that good or was it the after effects of the DDT? -Judi Wilson Johnson (65) ****************************************** >>From: Louise Moyers (65) I remember Campbell's store very well. We lived on Goethals, and mom would always have us go to the store either for her cigarettes or milk and bread. There was always a way to manage a piece of candy from the money. I remember how mom used to tell us how nice Mr. Campbell was, and later understood that he was very lenient about the payment for the freezer lockers in the back of the store. Also, in the summer time, Mr. Campbell had his daughters worked in the store. I didn't remember the older sister, but I remembered Susie. Time marches on . . . . . in 1990, I moved to Cle Elum and bought a home at the lake. My neighbor was, guess who? - Susie Campbell George! Sue has retired from teaching, and Gerald George (wrestler from Kennewick) retired recently also. They have a large horse ranch, and train horses, and well as own several. Relative to "The Mart" on Jadwin, there was a telephone booth out front that in the mid-fifties, was very generous in the change-giving department, which my sister Judy can attest to. It was on the way to the library. I told her not to take any of it, but . . . . Remember "Wild Bill's" grocery store? -Louise Moyers (65) ****************************************** >>From: Vic Day (65) RE: Hanford emissions Today [Saturday] there is an extremely interesting feature about the radioactive emissions from Hanford during the forties - sixties at I hope its still there for you to see after you read this. I haven't been able to keep up on the study which was done on the subject because I live too far away, but I often wonder how many classmates besides myself have had to have their thyroids removed because of it. -Vic Day (65) ****************************************** >>From: Mike Sheeran (66) To Lloyd Swain ('66) Nice going. Not only are you a brilliant TV personality but you really know your beans when it comes to real old TV personalities. Now if you can only fill in some blanks about Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse, I'd really be impressed..... To Cheryl Moran ('66) Good to see you still have dexterity in those 50 year old (plus) hands of yours. How's that old man, Jim, doing? I might have a clue as to the whereabouts of his stolen egg but it's gonna cost you. Easter eggs don't come cheap. Stay tuned to the Sandstorm for further (breaking) developments. Later... MJ Sheeran (66) ****************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) Tri-City Herald dated March 24, 1999 By Mark McKenna, Herald Staff Writer "Neill drops bomb on Richland hoops" Richland boys basketball coach Phil Neill, who helped build the Bombers' rich basketball tradition, has resigned. Neill led the Bombers to a 298-145 record, seven Big Nine Conference titles and the 1979 state championship during his 18-year coaching career at Richland. "I felt now was the right time to step down and let somebody else take over the program," said Neill, who guided Richland to the state tournament nine times. "It wasn't an easy decision, and I have mixed feelings. It's been a great run, and I'm going to miss the kids and everybody associated with Bomber basketball." Neill, who played on Richland's 1964 and 1966 teams that finished third at state under coach Art Dawald, began as head coach at his alma mater in 1978 and guided Richland to a 24-3 record that season. The next season, Neill's Bombers won 26 straight games and defeated Pasco for the state championship. Richland went on to win 14 straight games in 1979-80, giving the Bombers a 40-game winning streak. "That was probably the highlight of my career," Neill said. "But there have been so many good times and so many good kids over the years." Neill actually had two coaching stints at Richland. He resigned after the 1983-84 season, then came back for the 1988-89 season. Neill will remain a physical education teacher at Richland. "Basketball has been my only hobby for a long time," Neill said. "Now, I need to find a new hobby." Thanks for the memories, Phil! Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ****************************************** >>From: Norma Dean Corrado (69) A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take in the 50th anniversary celebration of Carmichael. That's right, it opened in Feb. 1949, and it is just now beginning a long overdue remodel. How many middle schools do you imagine have a real Fallout (bomb) shelter. I hear they keep a bunch of old annuals down there. In fact, my daughter who is currently a 7th grader there said she found some that I had actually written in in the mid 60's. The day of celebration included a short assembly, cake in the cafeteria, and a sockhop in the gymnasium. It makes one feel very ancient when you compare the then NS now. Dances (not sockhops) are held in the cafeteria, but only after the windows have been covered with paper to make it pitch dark!! I remember those sockhops in the gym and feeling the sun beating through those windows above and feeling totally hot and sweaty, not to mention being totally conspicuous in all that daylight. The Carmichael band played the fight song at the end of the assembly, but I remember the tempo being much faster!! Howard Chitty reminisced about his days of teaching Phys.Ed. and reminded us there was a time when students actually brought guns to school to use in his shooting class! And when Fishing was taught using the pond down on Wellsian Way. Boy, I don't remember Mrs. Roy ever letting us do those things. But I do remember field hockey in those stupid one-piece blue monkey suits with the snaps up the front. And beating each other with those sticks. And freezing to death. Great job on the 50th, Carmichael! -Norma Dean Corrado (69) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Doug Zangar (74) Date: Sat Mar 27 14:27:47 1999 I've been looking various Bomber pages and enjoying the nostalgia. Coincidentally, both my brother and parents have moved back to Richland in the past year so I'm actually stopping in and spending a little time in the community. There have been some major changes, but the core community is still there. My brother introduced me to the Atomic Alehouse which is my favorite "new" spot. Maybe I'll some of you there... -Doug Zanger (74) ****************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I also remember the old "Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse" on every day after school. Uncle Jimmy was probably the coolest grown up in the world in the eyes of many children at that time. I believe his full name was Jimmy Nolan. I remember he also did the local news. I was shocked the first time I saw him doing the news. I couldn't believe it - Uncle Jimmy doing the news!! I watched the "The Clubhouse" every day, but the best episode by far was the one that had Crigler and Merrilee Rush on it, along with Franco and his buddy, JFK. M.Davis(74) ****************************************** >>From: Lauri Kraemer Serafin (77) I think while Sean Lewis (77) was watching Wild Wild West and Gilligan's Island after school, our neighborhood was watching Dark Shadows! It seemed SO SCARY at the time... Hasn't everyone seen all the episodes of Gilligan's Island 6 times? -Lauri Kraemer Serafin (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/30/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and one Bomber Mom today: Renata Ouren ('??), Dick Harris (49), Shirley Davis (56), Tom Matthews (57), Walt Bailey (60), Sandy Carpenter (61), Marilyn Groff (63), Larry Holloway (64), Mike Sheeran (66), Patty Perkins (69), Vicki Owens (72), Teri Claphan (74), Miriam Lewis (76), Sheryl Romsos (76), Sean Lewis (77), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ****************************************** rom the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Renata Ouren-Harrod ('??) Date: Tue Mar 30 00:57:20 1999 Class of, well...don't want to say! Very cool web page. Hope I hear from fellow classmates. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Renata---You can't hide from fellow Bombers. Somebody will know what your class year is! Are you related to Rod Ouren (52)? Or maybe Christine Ouren (68)??? -Maren ****************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) I note another reference to Service Stations in today's Sandstorm, so I'll add my two bits. I worked in Tommy Thompson's Associated Oil Station on Williams, just west of Thayer and the Fire Station. I got trench-mouth (Vincent's Infection) from drinking out of the service island, radiator water dispensers and had to rinse my mouth in some nasty stuff, hydrogen peroxide, for several days. It foamed on and on and I felt like I had Rabies! I wish I could remember the name of the great guy that worked in the lube room, there, for many years! Then in high school days, I worked at John Gerdes 76 Station at Williams and Jadwin for $1.00/hr. with any number of other guys, like Johnny Franks, Tom Connolly, Jerry Neidhold, Alan Neidhold, etc. At that time, Curly, who later bought the station, was a salaried employee in the lube room. John Gerdes put on a campaign to really impress the customers that we truly gave service. Every window was washed inside and out, the inside mats were dumped and the foot areas swept with a whisk broom, etc. One of our junior employees, who's last name will be left unnamed, carried this to a bit of extreme, especially with his sweet talking. Finally, Johnny Franks "had it!" He said, "Bob, why don't you just hug 'em and kiss 'em, too!" Lots of memories of that place. John Gerdes helped a lot of us to be able to afford a car in high school and save a little for college, too! -Dick Harris '49 ****************************************** >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) A few responses to my '56 classmates from yesterday. To Don McKenzie (56): Thanks for the neighborhood memories - still as vivid as if they happened yesterday(sure!) Don't forget the spook houses and their spaghetti "worms". Remember Carol Hughes and all the times we'd go the riding academy with our $1.00 allowance? I can still come up with three of the horses names: Dynamite (who wasn't), Big Red and Chief. (Hope By's didn't get THEM) Can't forget the "business" lesson we learned one summer when we had to pay back the price of the sugar we used in the kool-aide we were selling. Sure did cut into the "profits"! We did had a great neighborhood and certainly a happy childhood. To Jon Veigel (56): Did we even think about the class of 1913? I bet the class of '99 gives us just about the same amount of thought? You're right - a VERY sobering thought. Great to see some of the class of '56 writing in. To Mike Bradley (56): Not only were we not allowed in the areas, but no one knew what their dads were doing for their "work." All too secret. We just grew up not asking about each others dad's work 'cause who knew, anyway. We asked "Where are you from?" Everyone was from somewhere else! What a unique and great place to grow up in. Just love all the old memories - and the "new" ones from the younger set, too. Keep us in touch, Maren and Gary. Thanks for your hard work. -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey '56 ****************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) TO: Ed Borasky (59) I also remember the football game where it was extremely cold. As I recall, the valve instruments like trumpets, etc. were out of commission - reed players (I played Clarinet) could play but difficult with mittens as you note. Percussion were probably the only ones actually playing much on the field and I remember most of us ended up singing our parts as we marched around. The warming up process after returning to the building was somewhat painful to our numbed fingers, mittens or no mittens. I don't think many returned after half-time to watch the game! I think we were to go to WSU that weekend for a band day but it was canceled due to the cold. To: Dick Harris (49) I was interested in your comments about Sacajawea. I can't help much with recollections since I was just there for Kindergarten in 1944-45. I did find in a history of school names in Washington that Sacajawea had 1,521 students by the end of that first year! No wonder there was double shifting. Does anyone know if Jefferson had the same situation? Due probably to a boundary change I attended Jefferson from 1st grade on. I do remember there were "real big kids" going to Jefferson so I imagine it was a K-8 configuration also. -Tom Matthews (57) ****************************************** >>From: Walt Bailey (60) This is an answer to the question about Clem shift. I was one of those kids that spent many hours hanging around and watching the Clem shift come alive. Had one installed in my 53 Ford and even got a few louvers on the hood. I spent many hours in the basement helping Clem make the parts for the shifter. I can still see the design today. There were many other interesting things in that basement. I remember the time Clem bought a black and white 56 Ford hardtop and put a lanthanum (sp) blower on it. I think it was just a week or two before the engine came apart. Now the memories are flowing.... WOW. The flat-black Willies, or was it a Henry J, with the V8. What a screamer. Clem and I would occasionally visit someone who had a green roadster in his garage. Those were fun times -Walt Bailey (60) ****************************************** >>From: Sandy Carpenter McDermott (61) To: Richard Anderson (60) You are right! Richard (Dick) Holmquist was the BEST flute player we ever had. I also played as one of 5 chairs; and won 1st Chair Flutist position in 1961 (my senior year). Of course I won by default.... I beat out John Nason just because he was more nervous in the competition than I was. I never could have won while Dick Holmquist was still there. By the way: 1960 was the year that our flute trio won first place in state competition in Ellensburg; that was Dick, John and myself. What fun memories. Thanks for jogging them! -Sandy Carpenter McDermott (1961) ****************************************** >>From: Marilyn Groff Taylor (63) I've been reading so much about By's Burger and I know my older sister Marguerite (54) and brother Phil (58) spent a lot time hanging out there and filling up on By's burgers. Brother Bill (61) and I spent our time at Zip's and A&W. In fact I worked at A&W for over 2 years. Some of my co-workers were Keith Hunter (63-his mom owned the drive-in), Sheri Ward (63), Marion Gordon, Diane Nowakowski, Jackie Sheard, Janet Nelson, and a lot more I can't remember. I had such fun working there all though I almost got kicked off the Pep Club because I missed to many football games working. Remember Papa, Mama and Baby burgers? My dad's favorite was the A&W special - a hamburger patty, piece of ham, and cheese. Plus their root beer and orange soda floats were to die for. So let's hear it for the good old A&W. -Marilyn Groff Taylor (63) ****************************************** >>From: Larry Holloway (64) TO Pete Overdahl (60) Hi Pete, Just a couple lines to see if you remember us. Barb and I bought your old Kit Camper and 64 Ford Truck many years ago. We used that rig for several years and even made a trip to Texas and MO in it. It was one of the best investments we ever made so I just thought I would say hello and thanks. We bought another truck and camper after yours and then bought a new 1985 Class "C" Coachmen Motor Home. Last year we sold it and bought a new 1997 34' Class "A" Dolphin Motor Home. Once again thanks for starting us out right. -Larry and Barbara Eckert Holloway ('64/'61) ****************************************** >>From: Mike Sheeran (66) It's always a pleasure reading about everybody's wonderful shopping experiences in Uptown or Downtown Richland, but let us not forget the first real Discount pavilion in the Richland Y..... The BUCK PRIVATE!!! What a tremendous world of absolute garbage one could pick from and spend next to nothing for it. My one other favorite discount activity was the Saturday matinee available at the Uptown theater for only a receipt ...How many times did I go to Pennywise buy one piece of Bubble gum (Bazooka Joe) and get myself into watch Hop-Along Cassidy and Roy Rogers films. Now that was living!!!! Mike Sheeran ('66) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Patty Perkins Courson (69) Date: Mon Mar 29 22:46:57 1999 Checking in after 30 years Hi fellow ColHi grads. Can't believe 30 years have gone by. I was reading some of the comments and memories. I think some of my favorite memories where made in band. Trips on rooter bus, cheering on the football and basketball teams. Another fond memory tooling Zips, 11 cent french fries. Oh the good ole days, care free, happy. Too bad were too young to realize what we had. -Patty Perkins Courson (69) ****************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) I don't remember the rumors about horse meat in By's Burgers, but do remember similar allegations against Arctic Circle a few years later. We had a multinational conversation about horse meat at a Chinese restaurant last night, and I learned that: a) There is no law against selling horse meat in most states, as long as it's labeled as such (Marge from Pennsylvania). b) In many European countries, horse meat is good eating (Liam from New Zealand). c) The province of Alberta exports a whole lot of horse meat to the EU (Bonnie from Alberta). d) In Switzerland, beef is about $45 per kilo (about $20 per pound) and horse meat is somewhat cheaper, at $16 or $17 per pound, and makes a very good filet steak (Pierre from Switzerland). And that should fulfill your trivia quota for the day. But just in case it hasn't, monkey meat is a big-time favorite in Congo, and many Vietnamese like dog. In northern Uganda rat kebabs are a big hit. I tried sautéed rattlesnake on the banks of the Snake River (apropos?) a few years ago and, yup, it tastes just like chicken! So, Doug Zangar, let's see you expand your repertoire of menu selections! Bon Appetit! -Vicki Owens (72) ****************************************** >>From: Teri Claphan Foss (74) To Mike Davis (74) and other fellow classmates. I watched Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse every day! I think it came on right before the news, and yes, it did seem strange when Uncle Jimmy became a news anchor. I always dreamed of a day when I might have an opportunity to drive the little milk truck! I remember Uncle Jimmy holding up a loaf of "Snyders Bread" and saying, "It Builds Strong Bodies 12 Ways." Wasn't that the slogan? Correct me if I am wrong. Speaking of programs I watched after school, I also remember "Dark Shadows". Barnabus was the vampire! Diane Ledingham and I (and many other girlfriends as well) were also faithful watchers of the soap opera "Secret Storm". I remember when the final episode aired because my brother threatened to change the channel. Men, always wanting control of the flipper even in those days!! I think I made a counter threat of exposing his attendance at a "kegger" to my parents and was able to see the ending episode after all! Speaking of drive-ins.. does anyone remember "Dog and Suds" on Williams Blvd. where the drive thru dairy mart used to be located? I remember the grand opening because KALE Radio was there giving away 45's! How far we have come from purchasing the latest release from our favorite music artists on 45 records to single CD's. I only hope that this site will be available to my own children and grandchildren so that they can have the same fond memories that the "Alumni Sandstorm" brings to me each day. It is so great to hear from old friends. -Teri Claphan Foss (74) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I remember WONDER bread building strong bodies 8 ways BEFORE it did it 12 ways!! -Maren ****************************************** >>From: Miriam Lewis (76) I alternately loved and hated Dark Shadows (hello Laurie Kraemer-77). I was very impressionable and it would invariably start to have a scary effect on me in the hottest possible weather so that I had to sleep with the sheet covering my neck to protect me from vampires. I would love to see that show now - it must be SO campy. -Miriam Lewis (76) ****************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) To Lauri Kraemer Serafin (77): I remember watching DARK SHADOWS every day (at 4:00pm?) and the scariest character was definitely ANGELIQUE!!! I think that my brother Mike had everyone beat in the number of times to watch episodes of GILLIGAN'S ISLAND - he knew them all by heart! -Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) ****************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis (77) OK, is it just me that sees this, or what? Regarding this By's Burgers horse meat thing... think about it: the Riding Academy; high-mileage horses that probably got turned over faster than a fleet of Hertz rentals... By's Burgers... the distinctive taste... an unconfirmed report that the owner of the Riding Academy was the next-door neighbor of the By's manager and they would often make midnight visits to the Academy (I made that part up just to give my report some credibility)... hope the Inquirer doesn't get ahold of this information. -Sean Lewis (74) ****************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Norma Dean Corrado (69): Are you the Norma Dean that lived by us on Willard? You had a sister I believe but I can't remember her name. Real sweet and pretty girls. The Mart was located where Sirs and those other buildings are located now, across from the post office.. My husband and I used to go there when we moved here in 1950. Great place, huge. The Spudnut shop is the place to go all right. Our whole family except for Jumbo and Dad worked there through the years. I really miss going there as I used to, but am now diabetic and it is just too tempting Val is one of my kids! -Bomber Mom, BJ Davis *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 3/31/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers and one Pasco Bulldog today: Ray Gillette (49), Jim McDougal (57), Sue Garrison (58) -- ORNAMENTS UPDATE, Ned Barker (59), Bill Moyers (60), Jan Woods (60-PHS), Tom Hemphill (62), John Gile (66), Bev Backman (69), Rob Teats (70), Jim Davis (71), Pat Goble (71), Susy Rathjen (71), Susan Beckley (73), Kim Molnaa (75), Holly Chamberlain (76), Marjo Vinther (77), Christy Veverka (78), Kareana Hupp (89), Ilse Janssens (90) ****************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) Okay, Renata Ouren: I'll be the squealer about you being the daughter of my old friend and co-worker Fred Ouren (49) and Gloria Taylor Ouren (53) RIP. I haven't seen Fred for about five years but he has been a regular attendee at the Club 40 reunions for a number of years. Don't think he is on line but he is a lover of reunions. Maybe he will be there for this year's fifty year reunion. Renata - I hope you are doing well. -Ray Gillette (49) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book: >>From: Jim McDougal (57) Date: Fri Mar 26 00:35:42 1999 Class of 62 listings Hi. I'm a 57 Bomber graduate and have been really enjoying the Bomber Memories site. One thing that I've noticed is that you don't seem to have a complete listing of all of the members of Class of 62. My brother, Paul (Sande) McDougal, was a member of class of 62 and I don't see him listed anyplace. I thought that you and his friends might like to know that Sande passed away in Sacramento, Calif. -Jon McDougal (57) ****************************************** >>From: Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) RE: more ornaments We've ordered Ranch (Y) and Prefab ornaments. Please announce to the world (or at least to the RHS alumni). And thanks for all your help -- both with our project, and with the Sandstorm. We really enjoy it, and are passing it to friends who don't have computers. The A-house and B-house ornaments will be available approximately June 1, 1999. The Ranch House-Y and Prefab ornaments will be here after July 1. $4.00 each at the GIFT SHOP at the Richland Senior Center $5.00 each by mail (includes shipping and handling) NOTE: Proceeds for the Building Fund for a new Richland Senior Center. Order now and we'll reserve the number of ornaments you want. -Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) ****************************************** >>From: Ned Barker (59) RE: What happened to Mr. Francis Coelho I left the Richland area in 1960 and he was still teaching at the high school. Does anyone know what happened to him. I couldn't agree more with John Northover (59) he was an influence to me in high school and some of his methods of making you think about things have stuck with me to this day. On another subject yes it was E.R. (Joe) Barker who was fired as the principal. He was also the basketball coach. By the way he ran for the school board that fired him and was elected the following year. He worked for GE in Richland then Boeing in Seattle until he went back to school get his teaching certificate at age 48 and then went on to be the principal of the high school in Kellogg and finally Dear Park where he fell ill and passed away. He always loved teaching and the association with his students. -Ned Barker (59) ****************************************** >>From: Bill Moyers (60) Additional comment to note from Mike Sheeran (66) re: the BUCK PRIVATE at the Richland "Y". I remember going there with my Dad in the '48 to early '50's years. They had a actual honest to goodness real WWII military surplus for sale in those years. Helmets, bayonets, canteens, ammo boxes, M-1 rifles, tents, fatigues, boots, ruck sacks, folding shovels (for digging foxholes, I guess), Jeep parts, even stacks of aircraft landing mats. As a kid, I was fascinated with it all. Gradually, of course, the war surplus materials were sold off, and the inventory was replenished with basically junky stuff. Some time later on, I think it became a rental shop of some sort (memory fuzzy at this point) run by a grizzled old man name Ollie who always seemed to have a 3-5 day growth of scruffy gray whiskers. My dad would occasionally rental a rototiller, or chain saw or similar from him. -Bill Moyers (60) ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Janice Woods (60 - Pasco) Date: Tue Mar 30 13:45:56 1999 Thanks for Reply Heard from several folks, thanks much. Really enjoyed the flyer re "Atomic Frontier Days" what fun! Also, thanks for mail on LaVonne Miller. She and Henry were my next door neighbors on Cullum. Her Mom was killed in car accident shortly after we moved in. Her dad and mom, Chick and Lou, were good friends of my parents. Have thoroughly enjoyed all the info; will check in frequently, thanks, again. Jan Woods (60 Bulldog) ****************************************** >>From: Tom Hemphill (62) Mike Sheeran (66) triggered some more memories when he mentioned the Buck Private GI Surplus store at the Richland Y. I loved that place and I still have my favorite old bag that I bought there. I used that bag to carry shotgun shells, 22 bullets, sandwiches, fishing stuff and what ever else was needed for the outing of the day. I recall that the Buck Private was also where I bought some of my first dive equipment and get our tanks filled so we could explore the wonderful underwater world of Quarry Pond. Because of the Sandstorm, I recently made contact with Larry Moss (59) who was the primary motivator who got me started in Scuba diving. Larry Moss and Jack Rucker (59) convinced me that we could make a fortune finding treasure underwater, so we picked up some used gear from an X Navy diver and from the Buck Private and ventured under the surface of Quarry Pond. That was in 1959. We made perhaps a dozen dives during that first summer, with no training except for a few hints from the Navy divers and weekly lessons from Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt. We did more diving there in 1960 and I think it was 1961 when we made it to Corral Lake near O'Sullivan. That was exciting because it was the first time that I had ever been able to see another diver underwater. So much for the buddy system. I often tell those stories about Quarry Pond and Larry and Jack because I've made a career as a diving instructor and I am often asked how I got started. Who else out there got started diving in that pond? I think I like it better here in the San Juan Islands. I'm still in the diving industry, teaching and operating a dive charter vessel. And I'm still searching for that treasure and my fortune, Larry. -Tom Hemphill (62) ****************************************** >>From: John Gile (66) Boy, do I remember Dog and Suds. While my sister worked there (Barbie, class of 1967), I had a charge account.. felt real special. (I hope that it is OK to reveal this now, sis). I ate there pretty regular on my terrific salary of $80/wk working at Computer Science Corp in the Federal Bldg. My memory of A&W, besides the oft mentioned great Teen Burgers, was the root beer you could buy in a quart cardboard cone. It was quite a feat to guzzle it as fast as you could and then belch for about a week or so. Other food memories... the Tastee Freeze, of course, and their super root beer milk shakes. Zips.. tooling and bugging the car hops, unless you were dating one. (It was disappointing to find a parking slot in your first time around the lot.. I think the rule was that you had to park if a place was available, so finding one right away killed some of the 'fun'). Gary O'Rourke in his nazi outfit for graduation. Fred Fowler and his bicycle. Mr. Sawyer and his red ties (Where is Carl now?). Gary and guys are awesome! -John Gile (66) ****************************************** >>From: Bev Backman (69) To Patty Perkins (69) an the rest of the band It has indeed been 30 years and I am floored. I don't remember getting this old. The band was one of the very best things in High School. I remember the practices, Patty, when the oboes were out of tune..... sounded like a sack full of cats. We in the flute section were always sounding lovely (ho ho). I am so pleased to have found the Sandstorm and hope to keep seeing more old friends on it. Yes, I too tooled zips and thought that their tarter sauce was the best thing ever invented. So many fond memories. Patty do you remember "return to the pagoda!"? -Bev Backman (69) ****************************************** >>From: Rob Teats (70) To Vicki Owens (72) For people who like meat, horse is very good. When I lived in Brussels, Belgium, my favorite restaurant "Le Che'vre" specialized in horse meat. If By's served horse, maybe they were really "gourmet" burgers, well ahead of the times. -Rob Teats (70) ****************************************** >>From: Jim Davis (71) in jr high we used to run home to see "dark shadows". made peeling and chopping veggies for dinner go faster. for those who have access to the sci fi channel: dark shadows is on in the morning. found it while heading for the weather. campy now but was great back then - way back then. i had forgotten the first episodes were in black and white. -Jim Davis (71) ****************************************** >>From: Pat Goble (71) I was told on 3-24-99 that there would be an all year bomber reunion on the weekend of 6-18,19,20-1999 in Richland. Can anyone give more info if this is true. -Pat Goble (71) ****************************************** >>From: Susy Rathjen Whitney (71) Okay, there's been alot of talk about Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse, but what about "The Captain Cy Show"? He always showed "Popeye" cartoons and had a treasure chest filled with things. And what about "Wallaby and Jack" later to become "Wallaby and Friends"? There was a real wallaby, on a leash, and I remember they had games for the kids to play, on that show, like musical chairs and the kids would blow up balloon and try to pop them by sitting on them. Later, there was a show called "Space Kids" later changed to "Space Cadets". I remember watching a Buck Rogers serial, on that show. Anyone else remember those? And yes, Dark Shadows, was a favorite, also, I had mentioned a few months ago a couple of shows, one called "Never Too Young". One of the characters was "Alfie" and another favorite of many of us "Where The Action Is". There were so many shows before those, that I loved to watch... Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Sea Hunt, Whirly Birds, Highway Patrol, just to name a few. -Susy Rathjen Whitney '71 ****************************************** >>From: Susan Beckley Wadlow (73) Hello, My name is Susan Beckley Wadlow.... I graduated from Columbia High School in Richland Washington 1973....... My good friend Shiela Miller Mizrah (73) forwarded me the website... she asked me today if I have received any letters from anyone.... I said no.... so she resent me the info..... I am not sure who to contact maybe this is the address... perhaps not... please let me know who to contact ok??? I would love to hear from others.... Thank you, -Susan Beckley Wadlow (73) ****************************************** >>From: Kim Molnaa Privette (75) I loved Dark Shadows and agree that Angelique was the most sinister of all the characters. What was the name of the character played by David Selby - Quentin? And who played Barnabas - that guy had some make-up job, didn't he! And Miriam - it probably would be a hoot to see it today, I remember it being pretty low-budget when I was a teenager... but way more entertaining than regular soap operas! And my brother, David (77) has seen every single episode of Gilligan's Island at least 6 times... -Kim Molnaa Privette (75) ****************************************** >>From: Holly Chamberlain (76) Watching "Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse" was definitely one of the highlights of my afternoons. I remember the "mentions" of Darigold products during the show. Perhaps Snyder's Bread as well? I always wanted to be on the show, and to especially drive the milk truck, but never had either honor. One time, a friend was on the show on her birthday but I did not get to see her on television, as I was visiting grandparents in Iowa at the time. I still remember clicking desperately through the channels at my grandparents' house looking in vain for "Uncle Jimmy" and being devastated at being told that they couldn't pick up the show on any of their stations. I did meet "Uncle Jimmy" once as a college student and felt very tongue-tied and awestruck in the presence of such an icon. I really enjoyed making May baskets as a little girl, and still do it. My children aren't quite as into it as I am, but I'm working on them. My sisters and I would make a whole bunch, and take them all over town. I find as an adult that rush hour is a particularly irritating problem when trying to deliver May baskets. But this year... May 1st is a Saturday! One of my favorite "May basket moments" came when I was living in Seattle after college. I was sitting in a cafe in the U district with a friend on the morning of a May 1st, when Louise Kirz' (class of '76) parents happened to walk by outside and see me inside. Her dad came in to talk, but her mom seemed mysteriously delayed. A few minutes later, she appeared -- carrying a potted chrysanthemum from the florist next door to the cafe. "Happy May Day!" she said. I was absolutely surprised, thrilled and touched. -Holly Chamberlain (76) ****************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther Burt (77) Dark Shadows fans, you are in luck: The original Dark Shadows can be seen Monday through Friday on the Sci-Fi channel at 8:00a.m. PT. I stumbled across it a month or so ago, and I am embarrassed to admit that it has now become a part of my morning routine! I, too, used to love/hate it. I just HAD to watch it every day, but then would be scared to death each night. I just knew Barnabas was in my closet! (Of course, since it was a Ranch House closet I should have realized he'd never be able to get the door open before I could safely escape out of there!) It's a real hoot to watch it now, though. Apparently this current run began last January, so these are the early episodes from 1966. Check it out! Speaking of A&W - I have heard an unsubstantiated rumor that there will be an A&W going in near a new gas station at the corner of Steptoe and Gage in Kennewick... -Marjo Vinther Burt (77) ****************************************** >>From: Christy Veverka Wegner (78) To Terri Claphan Foss (74), I remember the "Dog and Suds", my mother, Kathy Rice (58) took my sister and I there after watching "Bambi" at the Uptown theater, trying to soothe our tears, we couldn't eat... a memory brought back. Another memory "Starlit Stairway", my sister and I auditioned for the show, our dance class did a little tap number in ghost costumes, made by Shirley DesChane (58), (which were very cute by the way) her daughter Peggy (78), was in it also, I remember people laughing pretty hard in the front row, it was not a comedy, needless to say we did not go on the "Starlit Stairway Show", in fact they pulled us off the stage before announcing the winners, I still sang the jingle while watching the show with us not in it. Does anybody remember the "streakers" at Zips, my mom had taken my sister and I to Zips, thanks to Hanford and shift work for my poor dad (Chuck Veverka - 65), we ate out while ole dad was at work, anyway one summer night in the 70's while sitting in our station wagon eating, two naked men with paper bags over their heads streaked right through the center of the parked cars, the first naked men for Kim and I, we enjoyed the song "The Streak" immensely after that! Thank you Gary and Maren for the hard work and memories. -Christy Veverka Wegner (78) ****************************************** >>From: Kareana Hupp McColloch (89) I would like to know if anyone remembers the name of our superintendent for the year of 85. I am looking for an old friend whose step father was that at that time. Please give me any info anyone has. Thanks, -Kareana Hupp McColloch class of 89 ****************************************** from the FIRST Bomber Alumni site Guest Book (with NO e-mail address given) >>From: ILSE JANSSENS (SORRY) [no e-mail] Date: Tue Mar 30 09:21:21 1999 CLASS OF 90 FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT Gary, I don't know you personally but you made my day today. Even though I only lived in Richland for 1 year and went the RHS only 1 year there still is a certain connection. I really enjoyed my year as a foreign exchange student and hope to make it to the 10 year reunion next summer. For those who know me, I got married, have a daughter and son and number three is expected in August. I really hope to read more about RHS in the future. -Ilse Janssens (90) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for this month. Please send more. ******************************************** ******************************************** February, 1999 ~ April, 1999