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	Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ August, 1999
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16* 17* 18* 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 *Issues sent by Richard Anderson (60) ********************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/1/99 BOMBERS!! 'Sign' your Sandstorm entries!! Class year and maiden names, too, Ladies!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Harris (49), Shirley Watts (49), Joan Eckert (51), Marguerite Groff (54), Jay Siegel (61), Dave Hanthorn (63), Kipp Quinlan (64), Maren Smyth (64), Linda McKnight (65), Rick Valentine (68), Brenda Belcher (76), Ed Morales (89) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) Re: "Talent" TO Patty Stordahl (72): Sorry, that I haven't responded before. With regard to your question with regard to Dick Robert's Sandstorm comments on various persons and the reference to me and "talent", I would say: "Talent? Who me? Someone got mixed up!" I was simply a kid who had lots of opportunities to learn a little about a lot of things and get to try many things. I played the cornet in the band, because one of my brothers, 15 years older than I bought a horn for me for $50 and told me it cost $16.50 and I could pay him back as I was able. I got to be cheerleader as a sophomore, because my sister convinced me that I could do that as well as anyone else. She convinced me! I had a homemade motor scooter that would beat all the commercial Cushman models, because my dad helped me to build it. I had lots of cars because I had a mechanical inclination inherited from my mechanic, machinist, father and I like to work on them. I always had a job, because my folks taught me the value of work and the work ethic. So, I didn't have so much talent as opportunities and I guess I made the best of those. Just like most kids in Richland, I had the opportunity to make lots of new acquaintances and friends. Anyway, I have lots of memories of good time in our old home town. -Dick Harris '49 ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) To Dick Roberts (49): Dick, I am certainly enjoying your excerpts from the Sandstorm; it brings back old memories. The problem is I can't get over how much I've forgotten. Those were halcyon days, so you would think I'd remember every moment. When reading about Gene Barron's party, it brought back another memory that is funny now, but not so funny then. I think I was a junior at the time, but I had three rules that I had to follow. No. 1 was I was never to go out with anyone my parents hadn't met. No. 2 was that I was never to go out of the Richland city limits and No. 3 was I had to be home at 12:00 midnight. Well Betty Bjorklund (49) and I went to a basketball game. After the game, Betty met Gene Barron (whom she was dating) and a red-headed friend (who my parents never met). We decided to head for the Pasco riverboat which blew rule No. 2. When midnight arrived, I was jumping up and down with anxiety knowing I had blown two rules and the third one was almost out the door. Well, everybody called me a "party pooper" and we started home, but they drove at 10 miles an hour all through Kennewick and every off-road they could think of. We pulled up in front of our pre-fab at 3:00 a.m. and the porch light was off so I knew my goose was cooked. My red-headed friend said, "Good, now let's go somewhere else." When I told him that was a bad sign, he said, "I don't have to walk you to the door, do I?" Well I knew if he didn't walk me to the door, I'd be grounded for the next century. As we approached the porch, the light went on and there stood my mother in her flannel nightgown, her false teeth out, her hair in disarray, and bandages from a recent thyroid operation wrapped around her neck, She said, "What is the big idea of keeping my daughter out to this time of night?" My friend stammered around saying he was sorry. My mother said, "Be so sorry that I never see your damm face around this house again"....and believe me we never did. -Shirley Watts James (49) ******************************************** >>From: Rita Eckert Sullens (51) Wayne Harter (73) was asking if it was true about the prefabs having little outside doors in the back where occupants put out their garbage cans which were then picked up by city workers. True, true! The workers would also come to change light bulbs, etc. There was a free bus that went all over town too. Of course "town" wasn't all that big then. Our family came from New York state in the fall of 1944. We were given a 3-bedroom prefab which seemed huge after living in a trailer for a month (5 children at the time). I remember the day we were moving in the workers had just bladed the road to our place through the sand. With the frequent sandstorms, keeping that place clean was next to impossible. We put in for an "F" house immediately, but it seemed to take forever before we got it. -Joan Eckert Sullens (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) To Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56): Sure do remember the Bootery. I remember your dad very well - a man small in stature, but very large in qualities that counted. He was always very helpful and friendly. I bought several pairs of shoes from his store. Just received your brother's (Jerry) registration for the 45th reunion of the Class of 1954 (September 9-11). To Sandstorm lurkers from Class of 1954: While I'm on the subject of the 45th reunion for the GREAT Class of 1954....... I know that we all tend to be procrastinators (I'm no different), but you are making the Reunion Committee at bit nervous. Just a reminder that the rooms being held for the Class of '54 reunion will be offered to the public starting August 10. I thought the offer of Spudnuts on Saturday morning might help you make up your mind. Hopefully that will still help to sway you. I had a meeting with Club 40 and Class of '49 representatives, and the Friday night event is going to be great. They have some very unique plans in the works; promises to be great fun. Then on Saturday, there will activities during the day and then that night Dona McCleary Belt's committee is planning some wonderful entertainment for the Class of '54's dinner. For the dance, we will join Club 40 and the Class of '49 (celebrating 50 years) and enjoy the music of a great swing band chosen by Class of '49. We are really excited about seeing you. There - that's my commercial - for now. For all you local people that haven't registered yet - we have a phone calling committee and you will probably hear from one of them. So just beware, you haven't heard the last from us yet. For everyone who will be traveling to Richland for your reunion this year, don't forget to get your house ornament from the Richland Senior Center. They are wonderful. The price, $5, is a bargain for the kind of detail and elegance in each house. The prefab one is great - and yes, it has the flat roof. How could it be any different; especially for those of us that were here before they added the pitched roof to them. Guess that makes 2 commercials in one message. How else can you advertise to such a large audience - and the price is certainly right. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) RE: Slow boat to ???? the Wahluke Slopes Greetings Bombers, I had a remembrance of a rather unique boat ride that I used to take on occasions. It was the Wahluke Slopes ferry. Remember it? It saved the long trip through Kennewick and Pasco over the "old bridge" (which is a misnomer as, at that time, there was no "new bridge") to head north to Spokane. As I remember it, it was an old barge with some rails on the side and a pilot house. It ran on a cable so no one had to steer it. It is a very special memory to me because I used to ride my bike down and take the ferry over to the 'slope to go hunting. The grade on both sides was long and steep, but the "slopes" side was very long. As I remember, it took longer for me to walk up to the top than it took to cross the river. The ride was always slow, deliberate and, like most ferry rides, very restful. I don't remember how long the crossing took, but it was a nice way to start a trip, and a nice way to end one. It seems strange to look back at something, that was then, a time saver as a symbol of a slower, less hectic lifestyle. It was like walking to get somewhere: it gave you time to think and enjoy while you were traveling. -Jay Siegel (61) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) Speaking of the games we played as kids, there was one we Perkins Ave. kids used to play in the late fifties or very early sixties. I don't recall that it had a name (but maybe Maren remembers one) I think we just called it The Game. It was sort of a reverse hide and seek. The person that was "it" would go and hide, then the rest of the gang would fan out to try to find that first person. When you found him/her, you then hid with this person. After a few people found the first person, the hiding place would start to become very crowded. The last person to find the group would then be "it" for the next round. When our early teenage hormones started kicking in, and boys and girls were beginning to take an interest in each other, some new strategies started finding their way into the game, for example, you would intentionally make sure you were "it" for a round, then secretly tip off that "special someone" where you were going to hide, so that they would be sure to be the first to find you, then you would have that blissful few minutes of being "alone together" in your little hidey hole until someone else (one of Maren's little sisters, probably) found you and spoiled the fun. Anyway, I have often wondered if other Richland kids ever played this game, or was it something unique to our neighborhood? I can also remember using the irrigation hoses in the playground to lay out the field boundaries for variations of "Mother May I" and "Red Rover". [Dave--Does "Two Feet In The Mud" ring any bells? --Maren] Then there were the endless games of basketball on the little eight-foot hoop, where all of us could dunk like NBA All- Stars, and the tackle football games where we never seemed to get through a "season" without at least some broken fingers, if not a broken arm or leg (I was somehow lucky, with a sprained ankle being my worst injury). In the summer time, these games could easily go till after ten at night, with our eyes adjusting to the gathering darkness like the eyes of the nighthawks finding that one last mosquito. What a unique and wonderful place Richland was, where kids could play outside until well after dark without a worry. And I can remember when I was in high school being able to walk anywhere in town as late as one or two in the morning again without the slightest worry. Not many places like that left in the world. To April Miller (92) You asked if anyone else painted "the wall" and when that all got started. If you mean by "the wall" the tennis backstop down below the high school, then the answer to your question is 1963. Of course there was various graffiti on the wall for many years, but it was people (unfortunately I've forgotten who) from the Gold Medal Class of '63 who first put a proper paint job on the wall. For confirmation of this, check out the Class of '63 website from the All Bomber Alumni Links site. It even shows off that green and gold '63 in all its Bomber glory. THAT is how it was done "in the old days". -Dave Hanthorn (63) ******************************************** >>From: Kipp Quinlan (64) Jim Hamilton (63) Sharon Tate live down the street from us on the corner of Hetrick and Davison Avenues in Richland. The house they lived in was allotted to Colonels. If she graduated in Italy, it was simply because Col. Tate was transferred just before she graduated. I know she was there (in Richland in '61 - '62) school year. -Kipp Quinlan (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) Just wanted to share my thoughts about Montana. For I was born there in a little town called Lewistown. My Grandpa was the Chief of Police, and of course my Dad was a real "James Dean" kind of guy. Always in trouble with the law. We came to Richland by way of California. My brother, Michael, and I went to Montana every summer when we were kids. My Aunt and Uncle, Don and Wilma Huffine, had a ranch outside of Denton or Danvers, and we spent time riding horses and goofing around with the cattle (oh all right may one or two sheep). Both sets of our grandparents lived in Lewistown, so we saw both sides of the family. It was truly a wonderful experience. When I saw the movie The Horse Whisperer, I cried and cried. I rode in an old beat-up truck down roads just like that. I mean it could be the roads!!!! If you haven't been to Montana please go quickly and see it. It is one of the last pretty much still unsettled and undeveloped part of this country. And the scenery will take your breath away and steal your heart. I haven't been able to get Sandstorms for awhile. My hard drive died. But now all is well. -Linda McKnight (65) ******************************************** >>From: Brenda Belcher Ripplinger (76) I was going to take some time to sit down and think about the good old days at RHS and about just being a kid in Richland. Well, turns out I didn't have to because after a few days of reading the entries here, memories just kept flooding in! Good thing too, because with two toddlers I rarely get the chance to just sit down and think! Here are some of the little snippets that have slipped into my brain. I remember: 1. Cinnamon colored nylons. My mother wouldn't let me wear them, but I did receive a pair of fish-net hose for a birthday present. Wooooo hooooo! 2. A small building down by the "Rose Bowl" (p.u.) that was called "Middle Earth". I was not allowed to go there and my sister would never tell me what went on there. I would still like to know, so if anyone remembers......Spill! 3. Fondue! 4. Sonic booms! They were heard frequently and would rattle the windows at our house. How come I don't hear them anymore? Don't say it's because I'm old and can't hear too well anymore. 5. My first pair of Saddle shoes! (And last! I think I got in at the end of that fad.) 6. Tapered jeans! 7. Peer justice (or cruelty). Slam books for the girls, and "treeing" for the boys. I still can't imagine what a poor little elementary boy could have ever done to deserve such potentially life altering punishment. I have to say one more thing. I have taken some "heat" over my choice of the word, "Jockdom". I wasn't meaning to infer that jocks are dumb! It's a matter of record that ALL jocks are really smart! Thanks again to all who have shared. -Brenda Belcher Ripplinger '76 ******************************************** >>From: Ed Morales (89) Hi RHS Class of '89, I'm writing to you from Austin, Texas. I must say that the ten year reunion was a blast! I posted the pictures that I took at the reunion to the web. Here is the link. I wasn't able to get everybody's email addresses so pass the link around. If you can't get in, keep trying. I have a crappy ISP. Their homepage server goes down occasionally. Well, if any of you are in the Austin area, give me a call. Austin has a great live music scene and the Tex Mex food here is to die for. Keep in touch! -Ed Morales ('89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/2/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and one funeral notice today: Mary Triem (47), Dick Harris (49), Alan Sargent (56), Larry Mattingly (60), Dave Hanthorn (63), Don Winston (63), Carol Converse (64), Debbie Robinson (64), Linda Pohlod (67), Rick Valentine (68), Wayne Harter (73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) Maren - I took your suggestion and registered with the gradfinder. Where are all the others from 1947, as I was the first! Dick Harris mentioned his homemade scooter - he gave me a ride on it and I have a permanent scar on the inside of my left ankle. This has given us laughs in our later years, but it hurt like heck when it happened! Dick's sister, Lyn, was one of my 2 best friends in h.s. and was my bridesmaid. Believe she is coming to the Club 40 reunion this year and will be so glad to see her and Mike again - saw them in 10/98 for the first time in 11 years. My, how time does fly! -Mary Triem Mowery (47) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) Re: Prefabs Yes, the tiny door that had a brass latch on the inside in what we called the utility room (contained the Maytag washing machine, and a few shelves for storage, and where we kept the broom, dust pan, and mop for removing the sand from the blue linoleum) did allow the dumping of the garbage into the covered can, that set on the asphalt sidewalk, leading to the door. However, it also served another very important purpose, it was an emergency escape hatch, in case of fire. A one-bedroom prefab, belonging to Dick and Virginia Sather, burned immediately west of our prefab, and that devastating fire made us acutely aware of the value of another route to leave the house! Oh yes, the wash tubs, that were set on benches, during the washday proceedings, were also kept in the utility room. We would run a hose from the kitchen sink to fill the washing machine and rinse tubs, in the dining room. Then to remove the water, most families carried the water from the tubs and washing machine, in buckets to the kitchen sink for disposal down the drain. But my innovative father, bless his heart, had a special ejector that was powered by water pressure from the sink tap. The high pressure water, running through a restriction in the ejector, would cause a vacuum (the Bernoulli effect) in the ejector and the rinse and wash water would be pulled into the hose and dumped in to the sink in the kitchen. No carrying water for us, except the small amount left in the bottom, that the ejector couldn't reach. Ah yes, the luxuries of living in the prefabs in the '40's. -Dick Harris '49 ******************************************** >>From: Alan Sargent (56) "Goatsuckers"!! Say it isn't so. When Nighthawks were first mentioned, I had memories of warm summer evenings watching their aerial ballet. The sounds their high speed turns made cannot be forgotten once heard. Now to learn they're called Goatsuckers, certainly pops that childhood bubble. Next I suppose we will learn that the secret addictive ingredient of Spudnuts is spinach or library paste. I mourn the loss of innocence thrust on us by this information age. Ah well, the Mariner's didn't trade A-Rod...yet. Anyone for an A&W Root Beer float? Cheers. -Alan Sargent (56) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Well I'm setting here trying to stay awake long enough get all of the last 4 days read after my quick trip to visit customers in central Alaska. Racing to catch the "red eye" to Seattle last night at Anchorage I almost ran over a guy in an old faded yellow tee shirt with "Bombers" on the front. They were about to close the door so I couldn't stop. Typical of Alaska he had on boots, pack, and was carrying a fishing pole. My younger brother, Mark (77), mentioned the air raid sirens. The were 3 or 4 of these on towers around town. What was it, every first Monday at 10 AM? They really wailed. Remember we all had to go into the halls at school and lie down in the "civil defense" position. I remember for several of my young years of being terrified of attack by the Russians. We laugh at it now, but it was all too real in the late 40's. Our first house (1944) (that we didn't have to share) in Richland was a "B" at 206 Casey. A lot of the kids around there were older then me, but I can still remember in our block, Jerry (58) and Bobby (62) Irwin, Kenny Pickles (56), Harry Meloney, Roberta Kirk (57), Dean Meyers (60), and Bill (62) and Sandra (58) Mathis. Benham was the end of town to the South. We watched them bring in the walls for the prefabs on Adams and Abbott on big trucks. I was about 11 or 12 before I found out what the W P A really stood for. Referring to the workers putting in the streets and sidewalks all I ever heard as a child was "We Piddle Around". Someone asked about light bulbs from the government. In the 40's we did in fact take our burned out bulbs to the Tenant Relations (TR) office and they would give us a new one. That is where the housing lists were, across the street east from the 700 area which is now the Federal Bldg. The TR office was in a little bldg. next to Cahoon Motors (now the Kreamer Center). Anyone remember this one from the 1940's? Rumor: Hanford was manufacturing light bulbs and toilet paper....(thats what came home in lunch boxes). I have a couple of the Dupus Boomer books and several of the Richland Villager papers. I dig them out every 4 or 5 years and enjoy the nostalgia. Ever watch the blank look on the face of someone not from Richland if you show them a Dupus book? -J Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) I don't know why this memory suddenly came to mind, but in the spring of '63 there was a "field trip" from RHS to WSU for some kind of science/engineering open house. We all piled on one of the school buses early on a Saturday morning and headed out for Pullman. The really important "learning experience" for me turned out to be learning the game of "Acey-Duecey" which was being played by a bunch of guys in the back of the bus. As I recall, I came back from that trip with my pockets loaded with nickels, dimes, and quarters! Oh yeah, the exhibits at WSU were okay too. :-) -Dave Hanthorn (63) ******************************************** >>From: Don Winston (63) To Dave Hanthorn ('63), all Class of '63-ers, April Miller ('92) and any wall painting wannabes - The first overall painting of the tennis/handball wall (I think it was officially a handball court, back when tough guys played that sport) was done by a group of '63 grads led by Joe Kaveckis, who did the design and the cut-in painting. A bunch of less artistically talented folks talents did the bulk work, mostly the green part. Those of you who remember Joe's art work during Junior High or High School, or the way he signed your yearbook, will recognize his distinctive style in the letters and numerals of the sign, especially in the "'63". The painting crew was not large. As I recall, six or eight (Joe - can you remember?). I have a sense of all the work being done at night, so it must have been by the light of some headlights. Anyway, I thought it appropriate to give Joe the recognition he richly deserves for his artistic design and his craftsmanship on "The Wall". Don Winston, Class of '63 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ click on "1963" ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO: Brenda Belcher Ripplinger (76) I remember that little building next to the Rose Bowl. It used to be the Animal Shelter years and years ago. I remember buying a dog from there once. When they moved out, it was vacant for a while and then became something else. Don't know what though. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Debbie Robinson Svardal (64) Date: Sun Aug 1 17:40:43 1999 '64 CLASS REUNION I am sorry I will not be able to attend as planned. My schedule has me working that weekend and am unable to get anyone to switch with me. Really am disappointed. But, to have this e-mail site for messages is great. At least I won't feel COMPLETELY left out. Thanks for the neat messages I already have had. They have been encouraging. -Debbie Robinson Svardal (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Pohlod Rushing (67) hello all I have read and read about the spudnut shop. yes, it is still there. But you have to get there early in the AM if you want any good doughnuts. I remember bible study and prayer on I think it was wed. mornings with the girls from westside church. One of us would go to the spudnut shop and get some gooooood stuff and then go to bible study. It always jump started our day. I joined the U S Navy after school and had an interesting time. It was during Vietnam so I was on one side of the controversy. I was a Dental assistant t and Nurse at camp pendelton in calif. We saw our wonderful guys coming home in mental pieces. It was a very hard time for all involved. I then moved to LA and worked at UCLA dental school or emergency dental. Got married and moved to Chicago, lived there 8 years, had two children and worked in oral surgery. Moved to seattle. Got rid of husband, worked in seattle as a dental assistant for 5 free years. Got married, had my baby (now 14) got rid of husband 2. Worked for a company called locating Inc. got married. Live happily ever after? a living in kent wash. working for myself. I am such a great boss. I do go home to richland a lot. If one finds out about year books, my first husband ruined all my memories. so am looking forward to finding out about that. can I still get Bomber Sticker for the bumper. I had one my brother Karl sent me but we sold the car it was on and i had to take it off of course!!Linda Pohlod Rushing 67 ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) RE: Lee Boulevard Image URL Several people contacted me wanting to know if there was any way they could copy the Lee Boulevard Image. If you are interested, contact me directly and I will supply the URL information to you. -Rick Valentine (68) ******************************************** >>From: Wayne Harter (73) Thanks to Rita Eckert Sullens (51) for confirming the truth of some of my stories about Richland. There's another item I've been wondering about: Is it true that during the early years the workers for the Hanford project were recruited without specific knowledge of what they were building or where it was located? -Wayne Harter, '73 ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice for: Linda 'Lindy' Diebel Worrell (72) scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/3/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Sandra Atwater (51), Gloria Adams (54), Jack Gardiner (61), Jim Hamilton (63), Peg Sheeran (63), Lynn Dodson (66), Rosie Valenzuela (69), Duane Shults (70), Paula Smith (70), Jim Fowler (72), Sharen Manolopoulos (72), Julie Ham (77), Shelley Williams (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) To Dick Harris (49): Your modesty is exceeded only by your many talents. I have heard some interest in the ping pong challenge. You had better get a sheet of plywood out and start practicing. The reunion sounds like it will be the best ever and we are getting excited. Carol and I should be arriving in Richland area on Thursday, Sept 8th. We will be staying in an RV park just across the river, Sandy Heights is the name of it. We are definitely going to the Senior Center to purchase a Richland house replica. At least I think that's where they are being sold. To Shirley Watts James (49): Hi, Shirley. I've been reading your many comments with a great deal of interest, but the one about you breaking the three rules was the best so far. Your mother, the way you describe her and as she was dressed, must have scared the hell out of the red head. Thanks for the good comments about the The Sandstorm excerpts. Here's some more! Sept 15, 1948 A.S.B. President (with a nice picture) Keith Holeman, who was elected at the close of last term to head the student body for the coming year, hails from Denver, Colorado, and has lived in Richland for four years. When asked how he liked being president he said, "I like it fine. I'm going to try and make the assemblies a lot better and more of them." He likes the program and teachers, but says there is not enough room in the auditorium. Keith wants everyone to have a chance at student government, so that every one will understand it better. Senior Girls Are "Big Sisters" To Freshmen Senior counselors were chosen before school began so that they might act as guides the first day of school. Meetings will be held with the freshmen beginning the second week of school. There will be six freshmen girls to one Senior "Big Sister". The meetings will include discussions on school organizations, good grooming, health habits, personality, social etiquette, and dating. The chairman of the senior counselors is Mary Musser. The following are acting as Senior counselors: Julia Giles, Shirley Russell, Barbara Engel, Charlene Quigley, Willadene Johnson, Jean Williamson, Marion Fultz, Janet Hallenbeck, Petra Odman, Beverly Keller, Lucille Bravard, Fran Lennebacker, Jeanne Badenoch, Grace Sledge, Betty Bjorklund, Doris Palmer, Anna May Wann, Bonese Collins, Pat Rutt, Elizabeth Myers, Pat Monroe, Barbara Jonson, Betty Redell, Sallie Carrol, Jeannette Miller, Shirley Watts and Phyllis Benjamin. Home Ec. Girls Can Supplies, Build Furniture The girls in Miss Tate's third year home economics class are taking up canning as their first project. The method that will be used are open kettle, water bath and oven. They plan to put up jellies, jams, peaches and other fruits. Say, Girls. Did you notice that swell dressing table in the girl's room in the north end of the building? The girls in Home Ec IV last year made it from three orange crates and a large piece of plywood. It has a yellow plastic ruffled skirt on it. The Home Ec girls this year are adding a plastic ruffle which will fit around the mirror. It is hoped by adding this to the room the girls will be more interested in keeping the rest room clean. Advertisements: They're Here, White Rubber Boots, Just the Thing for School at the Shoe Salon. Here's Shepherds's New Hooded T-Shirt. If you shop, walk a dog, rake leaves or attend the football games, you'll find this new fleece lined hooded "T" shirt's a wonder. Soft and warm. Won't let the nippy air near you. $3.95. STYLE CENTER. Birthday and Party Cakes Baked to Order at Garmo's Bakery. -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) RE: Hanford As I remember, the average worker did not know what they were doing. I remember my Father telling me that a man was only allowed to be in a certain place while working. There were lots of rumors and one was making nylon stockings! Crazy huh? They did know where they were going ------- would have to know. My Father came out to actually build the areas and the barracks and the mess hall and recreation bldgs that were out in the areas to begin with. He then stayed on to work after all the construction was complete. From what I read in the paper, the men were getting the highest pay of anywhere ---- $2.00 an hour! My Grandmother brought me out on the train to Yakima and lived in Toppenish until my Dad's name came up to the top of the list to get a house in Richland. -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher (54) To: Wayne Harter (73) Yes Wayne, it's true. My Dad did not know where we were going and never did know what he was working on when we first went to Hanford. He was a DuPont man and we had been living in Okla. The company told him he was being transferred and to be ready to go on a certain date. He was told at the last minute where to go and that there was no housing there yet. We lived in Moxee and he traveled the back route to Hanford every day. My mother was one of the first patrol women on the site. She actually packed a pistol in a holster and patrolled the parameter fence. That's when the song "Pistol Packin' Mama" was popular, so she really took a lot of kidding over that. We stayed a year and a half and then he was transferred to Louisville Ky. We were back there a year and a half and then back to Hanford again. We moved back to Moxee, even though there was housing in Richland by then. When DuPont tuned the plant over to G.E., he ran for sheriff of Moxee and won, so we said goodbye to Hanford for then. He died two years later. My mother then moved she and I to Richland and she worked at "The Mart", where they fed 5000 Hanford workers a day. She made salads all day. My gosh, what memories this site brings back!! When Clarence ('51) and I moved into our little 2 bedroom prefab we paid $30.00 per month rent and the "company" took care of everything. Light bulbs, furniture, garbage, painting inside and out, unplugging toilets, sinks, electrical problems, you name it. When we bought that little thing for $2250. we thought we were being robbed?????????? Ah yes, next person? -Gloria Adams Fulcher '54 ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner (61) The Pacific Northwest has one other thing it can be proud of, besides the Spudnut. I'm referring to the Walla Walla onion. They are harder to find in Northern California. People say how sweet Georgia's Vadilia onion is..... not even close to the Walla Walla. Bought some at the supermarket the other day, and put a couple slices on a sandwich. -Jack Gardiner (61) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) If memory (There ain't a lot left, and what's still there I'm saving for Kathy Rathvon's do this weekend) serves me correctly: 1. The painting of "The Great Wall of Richland" was at least in part perpetrated by Rob Wilson, on his initial visit to the dark side. Me thinks he may also have been the purveyor of the paint, as he he had light green hands and smelled of turpentine for a couple of days after "the" Saturday night. An equally remarkable part of the whole endeavor was that it was done without any input from Pook, LaMont DeJong and Kenny (The Uni-scammer) Wright. Joe Kaveckis, did indeed, leave the Gold Medal Class of 63, with the quintessential icon, unless of course your vote is for Darrell Renz. 2. The Tract house next to the Rose Bowl (in it's pre Dog Pound Days), was occupied by a large family named the Freelands. The were a kinda Ma & Pa Kettle menage, that eventually relocated to Benton City, Burbank or Finley. They had one son named Billy, who I recall had a severe limp. Their's was probably the only house in Richland that needed no address. -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) To Carol Converse (64): Already wrote to Brenda Belcher (76) to tell her the little building by the Rose Bowl became MiddleEarth, a drop-in center for teens (circa 1971). Some who worked or hung out there were Mike Lynch, Jimalee Ouren, Jeff Saunders.... (My ex-husband, Brian Morgan, was MiddleEarth's director). The huge smoke stack down the hill from the high school.... didn't a big whistle go off every day (5 or 5:30PM)? How come the "cleaners" was such a big building? I remember it in the block south of Arlene's Flowers - that huge building, and didn't my Mom take Dad's white shirts there to get them cleaned and starched? It must have done cleaning for miles around, because it sure was big. -Peg Sheeran Finch (63) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dodson Stedman (66) I was just home in Richland this last weekend and still love those hot summer nights. Arts and Crafts fair in Riverside (Howard Amon) park was pretty good-- best sight was all the little kids in the wading pool in the park. Being born in Richland and returning there after a sojourn to St. Louis, Missouri and Bartlesville, Oklahoma to start 1st grade at Jefferson left me some time to still go into that wading pool. There was a nice article in the Tri-City Herald about the Chitty's pool and all the generations of kids who learned to swim there. I wasn't so lucky and got sent down to the Big Pool with my brother every summer to try to learn how to swim. No mercy for those of us who feared the water. I finally made it across the deep end when I was about 11 coached by a great instructor named Colleen. I am forever grateful for her patience. I loved the entries about the little back doors in the prefabs. We lived in a 3 bedroom one on Willard street. We eventually put a fan in that little hole in the summer and used it as a dog door in the winter. I showed my stepdaughter all the places we lived in before my family settled in a ranch house on Tinkle street-- still the homestead, with both my parents still there! She was stunned to think there were 3 bedrooms in those little houses. I told my folks about this site so they could read all about what went on for us as kids in Richland. They were pretty strict and kept us on a tight leash, but we still managed to have some fun. We also ran and rode our bikes behind the DDT foggers and remember that the warning was to watch out for cars who couldn't see us in the fog -- nothing about breathing in that stuff! My mom and dad finally gave up on their swamp cooler and got central air conditioning this last year. Kind of miss that old smell and the cool moist air. -Lynn Dodson Stedman '66 ******************************************** >>From: Rosie Valenzuela (69) to Mark (77): I, too, remember the air raid sirens. I was so teeified that we would all die. I moved from Yakima to the Tri-Cities when I was in the 5th grade. I had never heard of these sirens before. Although I was glad to move to Richland. Wow how the years have gone by so fast. I have a class reunion this year. I am looking forward to this one. I miss the first three, due to illness in my family. Thanks and bye for now. -Rosie Valenzuela (69) ******************************************** >>From: Duane Shults (70) RE: B-F County Fair Got my reserve seats for the Michael Peterson (77) show. This years ticket sales were a little different than in the past. Last year we arrived at the fair grounds about 7 am and ticket sales began at 8 am and walked out by 9 am. Not so this year. State auditors told the county officials to use a computer system that could accurately track the sales. Came to the fair grounds at 7 am and waited until noon for our tickets. Good thing we brought lawn chairs. I was told they couldn't run two laptops at the same time and print, something about the sever they connected to. Remaining reserved seating for the fair entertainment will be sold at Columbia Center beginning on 8-2-99. -Duane Shults '70 ******************************************** >>From: Paula Smith (70) To Brenda Belcher Ripplinger (76) and Carol Converse Maurer (64) Re: MIDDLE EARTH I had forgotten all about "Middle Earth", the small building down by the Rose Bowl. Wasn't it suppose to be a TEEN CENTER with one of the first Crisis Hot Lines? I can remember hanging around that place with Dick Roberts (70). -Paula Smith (70) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Fowler (72) To: 'Middle Earth' was sort of a teen crisis center/freak hangout place[1972-1975?]. Some of my friends answered a teen phone hotline there. I don't think my parents wanted me to go there either, but I have a vague recollection of being there once. The concept was way ahead of Richland's time. -Jim Fowler (72) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Sharen Manolopoulos (72) Date: Mon Aug 2 12:28:24 1999 RE: Little Green Boxes I'm surprised that I haven't read anything about those industrial green metal boxes that showed up on our front porches every month. Our dads (parents?) who worked "out in the area" had to donate a urine and stool specimen used to monitor their radiation exposure (I assume). I just remember them quietly appearing one day and sometime later them quietly disappearing. I never saw who delivered or collected them and maybe that was for the best! I took them for granted just as I did our home milk deliveries. Not until much later in life did it occur to me that this wasn't a typical childhood memory I shared with my friends. -Sharen Manolopoulos (72) ******************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) I believe - and I could be wrong - that the bird that everyone is talking about is actually called the "common nighthawk" but is a member of the goatsucker family - If that makes anyone feel any better! It always looked like it was dipping and dodging through the air, or like it was a clumsy flier, because it was catching bugs as it flew. -Julie Ham Froehlich (77) ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) RE: Dave Hanthorn's game The kids in our neighborhood used to play the game Dave Hanthorn described, we called it Sardines. Lots of fun. -Shelley Williams Robillard, '84 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/4/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and one Bomber Mom today: Dick Roberts (49), Jane Rollison (52), Gary Behymer (64), Pam Pyle (69), Patty Perkins (69), Tedi Parks (76), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) RE: Musings from The Sandstorm - 1948-49 FLASH! FLASH! Ken Davidson will play at the Homecoming mixer. This is not a date dance so come over. We want to see all of you at this big mixer right after the game in the Hi School gym. Come on everybody and have a good time. CONFIRMATION JoAnn Cawdrey: This is an ideal spot for a picnic. Dick Harris: It must be. Fifty million insects can't be wrong. MEET THE SENIORS He's a tennis athlete, And really quite complete. He does his daily deeds, Is popular with the "keeds". (Ray Gillette) NOSEY MOUSE TELLS ALL We have a lot of couples this year. For instance the following people have been much seen together: Dorothy Hickey and Jerry Neihold. Sue Ryles and Kenny Hinkle. Bonese Collins and Jim Doyle. Andrea Moore and Dick Morton. And for the old couples there's Dicksey Poe and Ray Edwards, Coleen Foust and Tooter Crowder, Pat Upson and Jerry Cawdrey and many others. COLUMBIA HIGH MAKES PLANS FOR THANKSGIVING FORMAL - K. JOHNSTON WILL PROVIDE MUSIC Kenneth Johnston's Band will provide the music and the theme is "Shine On Harvest Moon." Of course, there is always a money matter and in this case the tickets are $1.25 per couple. Come on fellows, it's up to you! This is the third year Columbia High is making plans for the Thanksgiving Formal dance. In the past two years the hop has been a tremendous success and all indications show it will be one this year. The first dance took place in November 1946. It was strictly a formal affair. Some of you might remember that Kay Conolley, Gene Conley, Ted Rowden, Dick Harris, Walt Menefee, Dave Hall, Arthur Martin, Fritz Packer and Bill White represented the Boys' Federation on the committees. Joan Long, Margaret Luther, Glenna Jean McEwen, Pat Doctor, Donna Mandell, Betty Sargent, Dorothy Tucker, Ethel Harris and Mary Triem worked on the dance for the Girls' League. The theme was "Autumn". The dance was repeated last year under the theme of "Evening in Paris." Zane Casey's band played and the whole evening was pronounced a success. Both years the dance was held in the study hall, which was gaily decorated for the occasions. MEET THE SENIORS This guy sang with the "Filthy Five", And man alive, they made us jive! You know, of course, he can sing. His name's not King. It's Bill McQueen. ADVERTISEMENTS Everything in School Supplies at Castleberry's Drug Center. Plaid Dresses for The Youthful Miss. Shop at Hurt's Apparel. All Girls Interested In Playing Basketball for Rainbow Service, Phone 455 or see Bob Woods, Rainbow Service Station. Blue Swan Lovely Lingerie. Pretty, pretty undie styles by Blue Swan... for every figure and every occasion! In a choice variety of rinsable rayons. Tearose and White. Hurt's Apparel. -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Jane Rollison Hightower (52) Re: Secrecy at Hanford Only the bigwigs knew what was being manufactured at Hanford during the war years. The Manhattan Project was the best kept secret of the war. But, among the workers at the plant, the rumor was that we were producing sandpaper and sage tea, since sand and sagebrush were the only natural resources in the area. -Jane (Rollison) Hightower (52) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) In response to Jack Gardiner (61), on Walla Walla onions, must agree that the Vidalia onion, grown throughout the southeastern states, holds no candle to the Walla Walla Sweet. In fact, here in Virginia, one quickly notices just how sad looking and tasting is local produce--especially onions and potatoes. During most of the year, I have trouble picking through to find a decent BROWN onion, the most common of all! Reds and whites are REALLY sad looking! The Vidalia is a nice onion, but it, too, often looks awful. Skins are all beat up and mushy--never smooth and pretty the way they should be. We used to drive down to Walla Walla for "sweets" in 100 lb. sacks. Brought them home, where my dad stored them in straw in the garage. They kept well this way for months. Ditto spuds. We get some awfully pitiful looking things in the markets here! And don't even get me started on fruit! Having grown up in southeastern Washington, lived in the Puget Sound area, and spent fifteen years in southern California before moving to Virginia, I now know just how spoiled I've been when it comes to being able to enjoy beautiful fruits and vegetables all year long. You should see the "local cantaloupe". Egad! Ugly and totally tasteless. When we get the occasional shipment of "Western cantaloupes", I buy several green and let them ripen on top of the refrigerator -- still preferable to the local variety. Really! Now, if you're into peanuts... -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Patty Perkins Courson (69) Date: Tue Aug 3 19:55:51 1999 Is it possible that 30 years have passed since graduation? I don't about the rest of you old people but I haven't aged, nor gain any weight. Ya right...Would like to hear from some of the ole' gang. -Patty Perkins Courson (69) ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Dear Bomber Alumni: I'm thinking that my picture needs to be added to the Wall of Fame. I was the ever loyal and faithful batgirl for Richland Bomber Varsity Baseball for the 1974 and 1975 baseball seasons. I put up with so much garbage from those guys (especially that '74 team) that I warrant having my picture on that Wall. For instance, one day during batting practice, I was shagging foul balls. As I sat in the stands watching the players hit, someone hit a ball way out in left field where Steve Weinberg (74), and Joe Zorich (74) were fielding. I wasn't watching them and continued watching the batter, when suddenly from out of nowhere a baseball comes flying in and actually strikes me on the shoulder. Weinberg, who had thrown the ball, apologized profusely for hitting me, but later I found out that he and Zorich had a bet that he could hit me in the stands from the outfield!!! The throw was not only accurate, it was deliberate!!! And so, now that I've adequately justified it, making it clear what a pressure cooker I was in as I served that team, the next time I come home, I want to see my picture on that Wall of Fame. By the way, I spoke to Weinberg recently, and he's still pretty proud of that throw. Naughty Fishhead!!! -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) This is for Marge Cameron, alumni Mom of those great Cameron kids (Dorothy (55), Judy (60), and, yes, Jack (58) ahem... Dr.D.S.Cameron). How hard it is to call our former paperboy "Dr.C"? You must have known many of the young people from all your kids' companions... and living across the street from that super jock, Fran Rish. I called Rish last week. He had just come in from playing golf!! Looks great. I loved Santa Barbara and all those flowers... but did you have to mention the cool ocean breeze and 76 degrees... while we have 90+++? The famous art show was that.... Again, thanks for all your hard work... it's famous! Keep in touch if through Sandstorm super alums... such memories of the patter of big feet.... muddy ones too.. all those klunky ski boots... Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/5/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello all! Maren has taken the day off so your backup editor Richard Anderson is here today. I shall also be editing the Alumni Sandstorm from August 9 through August 18 to allow Maren to enjoy her 35th reunion back in Bomberville. Therefore I have two requests: 1) please "sign" and "class-year" your submissions (Maren can relate e-mail addresses to real names, but I can't), and 2) make sure that you send your submissions to the address at the bottom of each day's issue (if you send them to Maren or Gary they will disappear for a couple of weeks). By now you are all aware that GO/WBS is kaput and likely will be until next week. Maren and I may attempt to throw up a truncated AllBombers presence at the RichlandBombers site on Tripod. We'll let you know soonest. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BOMBERS!! 'Sign' your Sandstorm entries!! Class year and maiden names, too, Ladies!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Doreen Hallenbeck (51), Sue Garrison (58), Dave Vallely (60), Verla Farrens (61), Linda Houck (61), Paula Beardsley (62), Gail Franz (64), Gary Behymer (64), Mike Davis (74), Chris Lucas (79), Charity Palmer (89), Trinity Webb (95) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) Re: Secrecy My dad, "Red" Roberts drove a bus, first one of the city buses, and then to the areas and back and the shuttle in town. In the earlier years, some of you might remember him. He was a good looking man, little red moustache, sort of red hair, friendly and always well dressed. He was also called "Rasty". The bus drivers heard all kinds of snippets from everyone who rode the buses and their rumor mill was in constant turmoil. One rumor that was as close to the real truth as any had to do with the Germans experimenting with heavy water, H3O, to make an atomic device. It was rumored that the Columbia had a lot of this heavy water; therefore, we were in the atomic bomb business. That rumor was close enough in horseshoes to make a point!! -Dick Roberts (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ More Musings From The Sandstorm- 1948-49 Come On, Let's Go To The Carnival- Big Event is Dec 3 Come one, come all to the annual senior carnival to be held in the gym and class rooms of Co-Hi, Dec. 3, after the first basketball game of the season. This game will be held with Yakima. Plans are well under way with Dick Roberts in charge. He has five committees on the job to make the event a big success. Thelma Williams and Ralph Harper are in charge of the entertainment committees. Entertainment includes movies, Ed Gorman; skits and shadow shows, Bonese Collins; boxing exhibitions, Alan Richey, Chuck Crowder, Bernard Wholele; fortune telling, a mystery day is going to tell you the past and the future. Other committees are : recording, Don Parker; dancing Royal West; science exhibitions Glenn Turner and Dick Harris; magician show, Leon Seaman; house of horrors, Rex Davis and Bill Wahl; booths, Janet Hallenbeck and Clyde Foster. Pop corn, hot dogs, pop and candy will be sold at trhe refreshment stand which will be open before and after the game. Willadene Johnson and Phil Raekes will be in charge. Bob Lyle and Everett Morton are head of materials and purchasing. Publicity chairman is Jim Doyle and Willis Wiechel is head of ticket takers. There have been many successful senior carnivals in Col-Hi's past and this year's will top them all! So, come prepared to have a good time with your friends. This Is Your School Years from now, you'll mention to a friend that you're a graduate of Columbia High. When you say those few words, you'll think to yourself, "Funny...after all these years I still get a warm feeling when I think of school." Know what that feeling is? It's school spirit. It's not a cut and dried phrase. It isn't something you can put into words, because it is a loyalty, a feeling, that comes from the inside--not from an outside source. It's like your love of America, because it is the feeling of BELONGING to something... of being a part of something. It's a good feeling; a fine feeling...and it is born in each of us. School spirit is the warm and welcoming grin that an upper classman gives a freshman. It's a gang of kids yelling like mad at a basketball game. It's clean halls, happy crowds...a unity of students and faculty. It's a friendly "hello" that a student offers a lonely newcomer. School spirit can't be drilled into us, or fostered by hot words. It's a feeling that grows and grows-- until it is a part of every student. All of us have a tendency to magnify problems. We let small situations become major catastrophies. We permit little annoyances to seem important, and we overlook that feeling of unity that is a vital part of our student body. Loyalty to something we believe in is a good old American tradition. You have just four years to spend in high school and those years move swiftly. Don't cheat yourself--have and play hard, and remember, school spirit is as much a part of you as your patriotism, for it's made of the same stuff. Your school is what you make it. Stop worrying about minor problems and concentrate on the one important thing--Columbia High School is a good school...and it's YOUR school. By Elizabeth Camp Students See "Adam's Evening" About 400 hundred students attended the student premiere of the all school play, "Adam's Evening" Wednesday, Nov. 17. Mrs. Teres White and Harold Child directed the production. Members of the cast were Dick Boyd, Eleanor Robison, Lorna Erickson, Russ Brown, Thelma Williams, Jim Earp, Bonese Collins, Ed Eisert, Don Haynes, Joy Mason. Comments heard after the performance were: "Wasn't Don Haynes good? Especially his entrance at the end of act II. The make up and costuming were especially good. This is the best high school play I've ever seen!" Advertisements: BAXTER'S- Gay, Young, Smart, Sturdy Footwear. Brown and white. Black and white. Blue and white. $6.95. Stylecenter. Christmas is nigh Our prices aren't high DRUG CENTER Come in and see Our costume jewelry. Ganzel's Barber Shop. SCALP TREATMENT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And that's -30- for tonight! -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) There's no doubt all the class reunions this year have been or will be memorable events. We're hoping for the same great memories to take place in 2001 for the class of 1951. There are a number of classmates we've been trying to locate. If you can supply snail mail addresses please let me know: Norma Anderson, Roberta Asher, Margie Bash, Joan Blum, Ray Burruss, Connie Canfield, Jo Crapeau, Don Dean, Betty Durco, Anna Finch Blomberg, Shirley Fullenweider, Marcia Galbraith, Josephine Gibson, Alan Grant, Betty Grebe, Robert Guest, Richard Hauff, Freda Hemmings, James Hogan, Henston Huff, Virginia Hunt, Jiwan Hunter, Welthea Janssen Hill, Ann Jernigan, Marvin Johnson, Jack Jones, Virginia Jones, Bob Kehres, Lewis King, Kathleen Knapp, Lou Ann Lee, Doris Lemon Jones, Jerry McAbee, Carl McBee, Donna Miller, John Musser, Barbara Nelson, Mary Ruth Mewley Monahagn, Vernon Nicholson, Lila Mae Olson, Jacquelyn Rector, James Riggs, Evelyn Rogers Morris, Kenny Rogers, Nasa Saunders, Chuck Smith, Marilyn Smith Balloit, Pat Solomon, Sally Stone, Diane Strom, Henry Struck, Althea Swearingen Figuracion, Earl Wagner, Jean Waining Rondazo, James Wakeford, Don Yost Sure hate to see all these folks miss out! -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) ******************************************** >>From: J. G. Sue Pritchett (58) For those of you still planning reunions this summer here in Richland, contact me if you'd like to have ornaments to show off, and a good supply of order forms. We'll be happy to accommodate you. Alums can also phone me and arrange to stop at my home to pick up ornaments. I'm only about four blocks from RHS. -Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett (58) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Dave Vallely (60) Date: Mon Aug 2 23:38:45 1999 RE: Classes of 60 & 64 Dave V. RHS 60 married Evelyn Evans RHS 64 in 1967. Let's hear from the gang from North Richland, John Ball School. West Richland as well. Thanks for the great site. -Dave ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Verla Farrens Gardner (61) Date: Wed Aug 4 20:07:03 1999 RE: Class of 1961 Now we have entered the information age. Where were the computers when we had typing classes?? Living in Oregon City, OR and, yes, I like the rain. ******************************************** >>From: Linda Houck See (61) Reply to Jim Hamilton ('63) (from a former neighbor, Linda Houck, lst B-house on Benham, south side, across from the H house): I remember the Freelands. I just sent to Maren a set of Lewis & Clark school pictures for the class of '61 and Roger Freeland is in the 6th grade picture with Mr. Bernard being the teacher. I had forgotten they lived in that house. Where is your sister Carolyn these days? I spent many an hour playing with her, Kathleen and Patsy Lynch, and the rest of the neighborhood. Including a few football games with the Berlins!! -Linda Houck See (6l) ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Hi all- Just saw the mention about the green boxes from Sharen Manolopoulos (72) and thought I remembered a few months ago we had several people write in about them. Might want to look back in the old issues of the Alumni Sandstorm. Just thought I would give everyone in the Class of '64 a heads up that my sis Janice Beardsley Detrick will be here for the reunion. If you aren't planning to come and would like to send a message to her, you can e-mail me and I will make sure she gets it. It's been about 10 years since she has been home so we are all excited to have her back even for a few days. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) *********************************************** >>From: Gail Franz Poynor (64) To all Class of '64 Bombers coming to the reunion: If you wish to participate in the golf tournament Saturday morning at Horn Rapids Golf Course please contact Gary Carlson or phone him as soon as possible. The deadline for signing up is Wednesday, August 11, 1999. See you all soon! -Gail Franz Poynor ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) The following are 'missing members' from the Class of 1964. Take a close peek. Recognize any? Perhaps you knew their siblings? Their parents? How about providing the Class of 1964 with some leads? 1. John Alexander 2. Connie Beaty 3. Frances Black 4. Helen Bower 5. Teri Ann Boyer McGrew 6. Janet Brandyberry 7. Barbara Brown 8. Dennis Bryant ** 9. Stan Bryant ** 10. Rey Call ** 11. Tom Clark ** 12. Jim Cox 13. Don Crawford 14. Janice Curtis 15. Lea Cutler ** 16. Darcy Dean 17. Darrel Dean 18. Mary Delano ** 19. Penny Dolliver McHenry* 20. Joye Emerson 21. Dena Evans ** 22. Ralph Fairweather 23. Alfred Graf** 24. Delila Ann Grout Brochon* 25. Gunnar Haglund 26. Kaye Hansen 27. Sandie Hedrick ** 28. John Hemingway ** 29. Anne Henry 30. Judy Hereford ** 31. Larry Hertz** 32. Jean Hildebrand 33. Roger Hudson ** 34. Sam Hulett ** 35. Floyd Hunter ** 36. Anna Johnson ** 37. Donald F. Jones 38. Connie Kendrick ** 39. Annette Knight ** 40. Cindy Knippers ** 41. Dale Kohler 42. David Koile 43. Pat Lahrmant ** 44. Diane Loasby Murray 45. James Macki 46. Mary Massey 47. Dina McClelland -Pickens ** 48. Eugene McVey 49. Judy Merritt 50. Paula Miller ** 51. Elba Ruth Murphy ** 52. Charlotte Nugent 53. John O'Connell 54. Linda Parker 55. Ron Parmer ** 56. Mary Anne Parrish ** 57. Gregory Paxton ** 58. Richard Peterson 59. Joanne Powers 60. Peter Rayment ** 61. Joseph Reynolds 62. Beatrice Rios ** 63. Peggy Romine ** 64. Debbie Sexton ** 65. Bill Simpson ** 66. Carol Smith 67. Jerry Smith 68. Robert Thomas ** 69. Mike Trout ** 70. Pat Volkman 71. Carolyn Ward 72. S. Ward ** 73. Donald Watson * 74. Ron West 75. Fred Wollenberg ** * Missing since '94 reunion ** Picture in '62 or '63 Columbian, but not in the '64 Columbian ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Yesterday Tedi Parks Teverbaugh made the suggestion that she belongs on the Wall of Fame. I strongly support that request. She was bat girl for the 1974-1975 seasons and her responsibilities were numerous. Coach Rish even used Tedi to flash the batters and runners signals - "Crossed legs - bunt", "Crossed arms - steal". Quite a talent! She was also fortunate enough to learn some of Rish's "French" when one of us players screwed up! The ball that was thrown by Weinberg and hit her is merit enough for entry onto the Wall. She claims the hit still causes ringing in her ear! Let's get behind this cause and push for the "Get Tedi on the Wall" Drive. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Chris Lucas (79) To: Kathy Wheat Fife RE: Richland Airport Your note on the Richland airport sure brought me memories. My first real job was working at the "Richland Flying Service" as I remember it was called. I remember your dad: he was pretty cool; he drove a dually Chevy truck, I think. I started working there at the age of 14. I don't think I was legal because they told me: if anyone asked, I was 16. Pumping gas into the airplanes was a kick for a kid like me! There used to be an old Navy trainer plane out there for years that was so loud when it started, leaked oil like crazy and took alot of gas! Jeff Boston, another old RHS grad, used to give lessons out there. I had his mom as a teacher at Jason Lee. I think the Flying Service owned the old "Tiger Moth" biplane that was out there. I remember when it flew after restoration (I heard it had crashed sometime later) - it was an awsome sight - and there was the "Tote Gote" used for towing gliders up, a tiny thing. I also remember a blue plane called the "Citaborca" which was Acrobatic spelled backwards. Dave Watson took me for a ride in it one day and made me turn green. What a great place to have a first job! -Chris Lucas (79) ******************************************** >>From: Charity Palmer Buchert (89) ED: Thank you so much for putting the photos on the web. I was unable to attend this reunion and I enjoyed browsing through the photos. Thanks again!! -Charity Palmer Buchert (89) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Trinity Webb (95) Date: Tue Aug 3 10:47:02 1999 RE: Just Wondering? I graduated in '95. Also, if anyone knew any of the Webbs, Jancovics, or Roes and would like any info, I might be able to help. I like reading the stories about the days of old. I hope I don't offend anyone. I find them very interesting! I would like to hear from anyone; drop me a note. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/6/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff in: Pat Vache (60), Jean Armstrong (64), Terry Hutson (74), Sean Lewis (77), Stephen Schraedel (79), Staci Campbell (86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Vaché (60) In a recent writing I placed the early gymnastics team's home base at Sacajawea. Coach Davis has reminded me that we were really at Lewis and Clark. I think that I knew home base was Lewis and Clark, but memory shifts are becoming more and more common these days. Just thinking about Sacajawea and Lewis and Clark reminded me why my confusion was possible. In grade school days I was a member of the nomadic tribe of scholars from West Richland. There were no schools in West Richland in the 50's and we were simply bussed to Richland. Shifting the tribe from school to school each year turned out to be a convenient way to balance the school population. I guess those in charge figured that as we were going to get bussed anyway, it would not make much difference to us where the bus stopped. As as result, this nomadic tribe got to try the culture in many of the grade schools in Richland. Most notably, in my memory, are Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark ,Marcus Whitman, Jason Lee and John Ball. And who could forget John Ball and most particularly the bomb drill. At most schools the siren would go off and the kids were expected to take up the proper life saving position under the desk. Not so at John Ball. At John Ball thing these things were taken seriously and lives were to be saved. Somewhere in the school yard a trench, or maybe it was a ditch, was strategically placed. At the siren, students and teachers alike moved in a most orderly fashion out to the ditch, jumped in, and promptly took up the proper life saving position. Even though we absolutely had drilled into our thick heads the importance of keeping our head and eyes shielded, I remember wondering if it would be "ok" to take a quick peek when the bomb really came. -Pat Vache, Class of 60 ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong (64) Just a short note.. I have to go pack.. I am leaving Saturday to head up north for the 35th... I am really looking forward to it... I have a question for Jim Hamilton (63)... Didn't we take tap dancing lessons together and, if my memory serves me correctly, weren't you the groom and I was the bride in one of our dances??? I also believe that Carol Converse (64) took dance with us.. Do you or Carol remember??? Who else was in our dance class??? Seems like a gazillion years ago... -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) With regards to the Richland airport, I only experience that place my senior year in high school. I had a boy friend (at the time, Dave Coursen (1971)) who was a sky diver and I use to go watch him jump. No way could you ever get me to go up with him.....that wasn't my idea of fun to live on the edge of death. For I witnessed a girl fall one day as her parachute did not open. Even though she did not die, she was in pretty bad shape when I got to her. David and his flight/jump crew were pretty good jumpers. I remember them sky-diving down into Sunset Memorial on Memorial Day. Quite impressive!! I really don't know what happen to all these guys. I do know that some got into some pretty bad trouble one hot summer day when some of them decided to jump nude. But I promised never to mention names..........right Dave? ha ha ha.... -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis (77) Hey, just a quick note to let all you alumni know that Country Music Magazine (the Aug- Sept. issue) has a 3-4 page article about Michael Peterson, RHS Class of '77. For those of you who are aware of his musical success, and for those who aren't but would like to know more about him, it's a good article that talks about the motivation behind his music and lyrics, among other things, all in relatively good depth for a commercial music publication. And I believe his second CD is due out (finally!) any time now.... I just grabbed the magazine at the store and read the article in a few minutes... (is that legal?). Anyway, thought some of you might like to know about that.... Go Bombers! -Sean Lewis/Class of '77 ******************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) One morning a group of us left to meet an even larger group for a cabin overnighter in Walla Walla. As we drove, around mid- morning, I suddenly noticed a problem with me eyes. Irritated and very watery! They were just pouring out the tears!! I had never had allergies, and frankly, never wanted them. But this morning's experience had me wondering if I might be an unlucky candidate. As the conversation in the car continued, I would interject here and there, but kept my face pointed away from the others toward the outer car window so that no one could see me crying. Crying?? Why was I crying?? Guys don't cry, especially for no reason. Some minutes later, the driver, Brad Nelson's older brother, opened his window, and said, "I think there is something wrong with my eyes, or perhaps this car has an internal exhaust leak." Promptly, each of us admitted that we too had sensed some irritation with our eyes, but had declined to mention it. We opened all the windows to let in more 'fresh' air and our theory proved wrong, as this only intensified the situation. Finally, we realized we were in good old Walla Walla, and had been passing through miles and miles of onion fields. -Stephen Schraedel (79) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Staci Campbell Story (86) Date: Thu Aug 5 19:50:56 1999 Add me to your list. what a great idea! If anyone remembers me then drop me a line. -Staci Campbell Story (86) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/7/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff in: Donna Williams (60), Patty Eckert (68), Vicki Owens (72), Tony Ott (80), Joe Sumsion (98) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Williams Thompson (60) Boy do I remember those bomb drills at John Ball. The ditch had to be dug out every now and then because it kept filling up with sand. I think I was always a little afraid to peek during the drills, but did it anyway, sure that one time I would come out of the drill blind or dead or maimed because it would turn out to be THE REAL THING! It was a pretty scary thing for little kids. Now I wonder why on earth we had to go out an lay in that ditch when all the other kids in other schools got under their desks or out in the hall to assume the position. I think I liked the playground at John Ball the best of all playgrounds, probably because I was there from 3rd -6th grades. That playground was a dust bowl, but it had everything we needed, including whirlwinds to run into, and the ditch that would save our lives when the bomb was dropped on us was right there within a few seconds reach of anyone in the playground. I loved to draw life-sized horses in the dirt and play on the monkey bars, and do the penny drop (difficult with a dress but possible). My but the world has changed since then. -Donna Williams Thompson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers (68) RE: Richland Airport, reading about past events and the mention of skydivers, brought to mind a wonderful young man, who also had the love of that sport, Donald Workman, anyone remember Don? My parents had 5 acres just over the hill from the airport and my Dad was out in the pasture doing something when he witnessed Don's fall. I believe his shoot didn't open and he tried to open his reserve to soon and it was caught in the first and he knew he was going to die. This was so tragic and such a loss. Must have been back in the late 60's as I recall. He wanted to date a girlfriend of mine across the street from our house and her Mom had him do all kinds of yard work and putting up a new fence and many other home improvements to keep him occupied and tired out...., and he was very strong and looked like a body builder. He was a Bomber I believe and I just wanted to bring back his name for others to remember him also fondly. I believe he was only 16 or 17 when he was killed. -Patty Eckert Weyers (68) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) and Sharen Manolopoulos (72) For whatever reason, we didn't have a green box on our front porch. But I do remember my dad having a small but thick badge for the area. I must have been getting toward my teen years before I ever realized that thing was more than "just" a badge. When I asked my dad, he said their was film inside to measure the amount of radioactivity each employee had accumulated, then pulled it open so we could look inside. I don't know how often those were checked. It does make one wonder how many ways of checking for radioactivity were being used. Green boxes, area badges, the Whole Body Counter... By the way, does anyone know how many (if any) Hanford deaths were directly attributable to radioactivity? I remember when they built the special unit behind (the "new") Kadlec Hospital just to handle "hot" cases. Was it ever used? I suppose that's another unusual aspect of Richland life. I expect that most hospitals have operating rooms, maternity units, emergency rooms and the rest, but how many have radioactivity units? -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Tony Ott (80) Hello Bombers This is a story that should get a bit of a grin from all who have lived in Bomberville over the years. As most of you know Aug 7th, 1945, is a lasting day in history, especially for those families from the Richland war days. The Bomb was dropped in Japan and we all know the rest... But did you know that on that same day a baby girl was born at Kadlec Hospital (I'm not sure if it was called Kadlec at that time) and her parents gave her a very unique name. The name they gave this child was TOMI, and if you're quick enough to figure it out, yes they named her after the Bomb! ....aTOMIc... Some of you may know her. Her name is Tomi McKinnon-Ott and today, Aug. 7th, is her B-day! She was my step Mom for many years and we still consider her a major factor in our lives. She lives in Richland still, I believe, and I just want to say Happy Birthday, Mom. We all should recognize the anniversary of the event that changed the world forever. Keeping the Bomber Spirit -Tony A. Ott, class of 80 ******************************************** >>From: Joe Sumsion (98) Hello all of you in Bomberville! I am doing well, and have been very busy. Now that I am out of High School, I have been trying to get a job, and been counting on many of my volunteer experiences. I am a member of People First, which is an organization that is ran by The ARC of Tri-Cities. It has been very good working for them, both as a volunteer, and as a Board Member. People First is based upon manypeople who are disabled, and it is none the less very interesting. Hope all of you in Bomberville have had a good time as well! If you are from the Class of 98', e-mail me -Joe Sumsion (98) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/8/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff in: Gloria Falls (58), Karen Hildreth (59), Donna Williams (60), Carol Converse (64), Linda McKnight (65), Mike Sams (65), Rick Maddy (67), Nola Alderman (69), Rosie Valenzuela (69), Terry Hutson (74), Joe Horst (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans (58) To Donna Williams Thompson (60) I also loved John Ball playground. We could play lots of games like Jacks, red rover, and a game of ball where your leg went over the ball, don't remember the name of that one. I sure loved all the teachers there. They were for real and helped out so much. I remember we ate our lunch in the rooms too. Good memories. Have a good day everyone. -Gloria Falls Evans (58) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Karen Hildreth Tyner (59) Date: Fri Aug 6 20:21:43 1999 nostalgia Class of 59 What a great reunion we had, and so many people showed up! Must be what retirement is for! If you have an early Richland memory you would like to share, please send it to me -- I'm collecting for a book on our unique experience as atomic kids. -Karen Hildreth Tyner (59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Karen's address does NOT work! Gary ******************************************** >>From: Donna Wiliams Thompson (60) We certainly had the green box left on our door step, I think it occurred once a month. Everyone in our family had to give a urine sample. I never realized how strange that was until I moved away from the area. They were still doing that when my son was little, in 63/64. I always wondered what they were looking for. They have always claimed that no one was tested for radiation except for the employees. I think in recent years they have admitted that maybe they did test some people who didn't work out in the area. The last program I saw about it on TV they were still denying that they dumped radiation on us, or that they tested us. I did hear that on the last program that was put out, they did admit to both, but I didn't see it so I can't say for sure. I've seen "THE SANDMAN" mentioned several times. Well, I was unfortunate enough to have "met" him. All I can say is that he carries a flashlight and either runs very fast, or hides very well. Ok..... so I shouldn't have been parked out in the sticks, but that creep shouldn't have been out there either. Hey, is there anyone that lives in Denver who would like to come to the airport a week from Saturday and keep me company? I'm going to be stuck there for THREE HOURS. The same thing is going to happen when I return on the 24th. All I can say is, thank goodness for books on tape. Speaking of books, does anyone remember Miss Gorman? She was the librarian at John Ball and later at Carmichael. I was in the library club at John Ball. I have a picture of the library club around here somewhere, as well as one of the patrol girls the same year. I don't remember off hand which year it was. After my vacation I'll have to see if I can find those pictures, those and my class pictures. I got off subject. I saw Miss Gorman at the John Ball/N. Richland reunion. She looked great. I'm starting to ramble so it's time to go. -Donna Williams Thompson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO JEAN ARMSTRONG (64): I don't remember all the kids that were in tap dance class. A few I remember like Kathy Culler, Anna Margaret Bell, Sharon Sasser, I believe. I found a picture of a group of us. Maren will put it on the website as soon as I scan it. I don't remember any boys being in the class, but, hey, that was so long ago. Jim [Hamilton-63], you think you were in that class also? -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) Hi. My name is Linda McKnight and I am old friends of Jackie Jancovic, Gary Webb (64), and Carolyn Roe (63). I am saying a big hi and would love to hear about all of these wonderful people. Jackie and I go back to the days of Hanford, and Adrians, and CBC, and I can't even believe this!!!!!! Going to reunions is one thing, but you don't get to see people that you care about from other classes... And what about Linda Russell... And my God..... C.J.!!!! Love you guys!!!!! -Linda McKnight (65) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Sams (65) I've contacted a couple of classmates from the info this column has provided. Thanks Maren, and everyone involved, for getting us all back together. Recently, some of us were talking about the Friday night drags that used to take place around midnight at the Richland airport or the spud shed or even in the middle of Columbia park. I remember sitting in Gary Slater's folk's car on the starting line just about ready to "launch" when a last minute set of headlights came into view. We waited for them to pass through and panicked as the State Patrol car pulled nose to nose with Gary's front bumper. That slowed our racing careers dramatically. Today it seems that those same people all have street rods of one form or another and we all end up at the car shows together. -Mike Sams (65) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: Tony Ott (80) I think the bombs that were made in America and tested in Japan were dropped the 6th and 9th. And I believe the juice from the one on the 9th was from Hanford. RE: Vicki Owens (72) We have all heard a story or two about someone who took a bath in the stuff, but I would be surprised if one person has died at Hanford due to radiation poisoning that the government would admit to. But I am sure someone knows someone who has. I actually believe Russell Brown (66) died prematurely because of the place, but I sure couldn't prove it, nor should I have mentioned it, but I just did. And how about that thyroid standing across the river in a beet field that allegedly died due to a release or two. How will we ever know? Pretty darn safe place to work after you consider being a cop, a high school student, a cabbie, or on the business end like the Japanese in 45. Only a meltdown will change the safety record and death count. Cannot hide those. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) Just want to wish my best bud of 30 plus years a happy 48th birthday - Monday, August 9th!!!!!!!!! Have a good one, Gay Wear Miller, class of 1969. -Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) ******************************************** >>From: Rosie Valenzuela Preston (69) to Patty Eckert Weyers (68) Yes I do remember Don Workman. His sister, Sandie, and I are good friends. I will be staying with Sandie In Aug. for our 30th class reunion. Don was 18 and out of school. He was planning to get married. He was on leave from the service. It was so very sad and he was a very nice and good looking young man. His memory will always stay with a lot of us. Thanks for thinking of him. I will let Sandie know that people still think of him. -Rosie Valenzuela Preston (69) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) With regard to the bomb drills: I do remember that. But the one event that comes to mind was having a large van pull up in front of our school (I think it was Chief Jo) which contained a large tube-like MRI (apparatus) look alike. All the students had to lay in this tube for about 5 minutes in order for this device to detect any radiation we may had been exposed to. To some of my fellow classmates who were kind of freaked out by it, I thought it was pretty cool and pretty normal. It wasn't until later in life when I brought it up in passing conversation with my husband and his friends that they were looking at me in disbelief. They were still watching to see if I glowed in the dark. ha ha ha..... To Patty Eckert Weyers (68) With regard to skydiving and Donald Workman.... no, unfortunately, I did not know him but knew others who were just like him. One of many who died parachuting and a past Bomber was Terry Dean of 1973. There was another great guy, for the life of me I cannot remember his name. I met him once at a Jim Schildknecht party. He had skydived for many years and was celebrating with his friends as he was getting married the following week to a gal who also lost her husband tragically to skydiving. She would not marry this guy unless he quit and so he promised her that he would after one last jump with his buddies the next day (after this party). I heard on the news the next day that this guy, I met that night, died while making his last jump. It's so sad I can't remember his name but he was really a great guy. My tears went to the lady who was waiting for him to return home to her. She lost 2 great guys. To all you Bombers who skydive, God be with you. For Vicki Owens (72) With regard to Hanford radioactive death count. I'm really not sure but I bet you could find out. There is a news letter that comes out frequently through the Environmental Health Foundation. I use to get it every month but since I've moved it has stopped. I'm sure you could find it on the web or does anyone know how to reach them? This letter used to be pretty informative and it might answer some of your questions. .......and Happy Birthday "Tomi". -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Joe Horst (79) Date: Sat Aug 7 21:40:35 1999 20 year reunion Had a great time, I really enjoyed seeing everyone. please enter me into the guestbook. -Joe Horst (70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/9/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Epler (52), Steve Carson (58), Jay Siegel (61), Dave Hanthorn (63), Gary Behymer (64), Cheryl Moran (66), Marjo Vinther (77), Kathy Wheat (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) I note that after some 50 years, we still seem to have quite a bit of emotion and confusion about the green cans and the possibility of radiation poisoning at Hanford. I guess that's because all the secrecy in the early days effectively prevented any meaningful discussions. But it's different now. The information is available to anyone who wants it. Unfortunately, there's also a lot of misinformation out there, so it's hard to know what to believe … unless you know something about radiation itself. This is what I know that may help others in their quest for enlightenment. All nuclear radiation is not the same. For any nuclear incident (or working condition), it's important to know the type, energy, and quantity of radiation involved. Primarily there are the alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron types. In air, alpha and beta particles donut have much of a range and become ineffective after a very short distance (a piece of paper stops both). Most Gamma radiation, like cosmic and X-rays pass right through, but a few will interact with living tissue to mostly cause free radicals which then cause other tissue damage. Neutron particles can penetrate directly to an atom's nucleus to activate the atom (turn it into a radioactive isotope), however, neutron radiation is minimal outside reactors and atomic explosions. The main danger from isotopes that emit primarily alpha and beta particles is the possibility of ingesting them into the body. Externally they're not much of a problem. For example, Tritium is primarily a beta emitter and today is used on many wristwatches and in exit signs to make them glow in the dark. Radium, an alpha emitter, used to be used for watches as well, but when the workers would put a fine tip on their paint brushes by licking them they ingested significant amounts of radium. It was discovered, after many years, that they developed anemia, brittle bones, and eventually bone cancer from the damage the alpha particles caused in the bone marrow. Which brings us to the green cans. The initial use was to check the body's rate of getting rid of ingested radioactive isotopes after a worker incident. Plutonium and uranium are both alpha emitters. Though ingested plutonium (high energy particles) is always serious, ingested uranium (low energy particles) is not that bad. There are, however, two by-products of the fission process that cause the body problems primarily because of their chemistry. These are iodine and strontium (both beta emitters). The body likes to concentrate Iodine in the thyroid gland, while strontium tends to go to the bone marrow. The trick is to get rid of any potentially damaging isotope as quickly as possible. After an incident, physicians would give potentially affected workers a cocktail that tends to bind the isotopes to different molecules (change the chemistry) so that the body can eliminate them mostly through urine. And this was checked initially in the hospital and later using the green cans. Not many Hanford workers have received this treatment. Later, it became routine to use the green cans to check all workers who were in intimate contact with plutonium and uranium. And later, claims of wide spread radiation poisoning over the local area required various studies to check the locals (non-workers) for the possibility of ingested radiation. However, unless the samples were taken immediately after the suspected release of the airborne radiation, they were of dubious value as most of the stuff dissipates both through decay and through the natural dispersal effects of wind and water. Some think these studies, using the green cans, did more harm than good by unnecessarily alarming people. The film badges were used to record gamma radiation. “Pencils,” and other devices had to be used, when necessary, to measure alpha, beta, and neutron radiation. But, none of these devices are able to measure the actual amount of “absorbed” radiation (damage) in the body. That's always done by a calculation that is subject to different assumptions and statistical factors dependent on who's doing the calculation. This is the reason the downwinder’s calculation differs from the government's. Its also why these calculations need to be correlated as closely as possible with actual medical cases, which only recently has become feasible. Have the lives of any Hanford workers, or locals, been shortened due to radiation exposure? I'm sure that's happened. But determining who, and to what extent, is possible only for those who have received massive doses over relatively short periods of time. For the rest of us, who have received only very low doses over long periods of time, it's impossible to isolate the damage due just to nuclear radiation. The tissue damage due to ingested pesticides, fertilizer, smoke, and other air/water contaminates, looks exactly like radiation damage. Heavy tobacco use and drinking is also a factor. Of course, the various combinations in any particular individual are most significant. All these things tend to shorten our lives, but the actual contribution of any one is hard to measure. Its even more complicated than that. Even today, were learning a lot about the body's ability to protect itself by destroy radiation damaged tissue before it can replicate itself. The most recent discovery (reported last week) has identified a protein the body makes after sunburn that destroys radiation damaged skin cells before they replicate. This discovery should help with research in genetic and radiation treatments, but just as important, this is another significant insight into the body's ability to protect itself. There is also a scientific theory saying that low doses of radiation over long periods of time are necessary and beneficial to life. Makes sense to me. After all, if the suns atomic explosions were to cease tomorrow, all higher forms of life on the earths surface would cease shortly thereafter. -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (58) For Donna Williams Thompsong (60) Not the SANDMAN but the Sandmen who were the Col-Hi male quartet. Steve Carson (58) ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) RE: Hydroplane Races! This is SEA FAIR weekend in the Puget Sound: the Fleet is in, there are parades, the Blue Angles are flying and there are hydroplane races. As I was watching them on TV last night, I remembered back to when they first started racing in the Tri- Cities. In those days, the race in Seattle was always 'the Gold Cup' and it was the weekend after the boats ran in the Tri-Cities. The race, at the Tri-Cities, was run over at the mouth of the Snake River, not near as convenient a location as the Columbia off of Riverside Park where they are now run. I remember the year that we all got together and purchased one of the old 'Slo Motion' boats with a gigantic Allison V24 in it - it was so powerful that instead of going twice as fast as the boats with the Allison V12's in them, it actually was slower because it was so hard to handle. We all celebrated when the 'Miss Tri-Cities' was christened. I was fortunate enough to be there as the father of a close friend of mine was the crew chief or chief mechanic, can't remember which for sure, and we were able to get in. At any rate, it was a thrill just to get to sit in the seat of 'our hydroplane'. I can remember watching races with the anticipation of a 'home-town' victory that never occurred. I remember the disappointment the year that the races were halted because the wind blowing up the gorge and on through to Hell's Canyon was just too strong. The chop was horrendous and, on the upwind leg, the boats couldn't even get up on plane for fear of becoming airborne. As I remember, many of us in the crowd were disappointed because we had to work the next day when the races were postponed to. We enjoyed ourselves anyhow and went home feeling that a fair time was had in spite of the postponed race. I've watched the races the past couple of years, and they seem to have gotten too big. Just like the races today, they have lost some of the 'romance' that was there originally. Maybe its because of a change in perspective - I'm 40 years older. I really like to believe that there was something very special about those days, something that I wish that I could give to my kids and grandkids. I guess that I must be satisfied with sharing my memories with them, hoping that they are able to build their own memories. Memories that include those special people that we call friends. -Jay Siegel (61) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) To Don Winston (63) Thanks for reminding me and giving the much deserved credit to Joe Kaveckis (63) for being the "mastermind" behind the first "full" painting of "the wall" below the high school. For those of you that haven't done so yet, be sure to go to the 1963 link on the All Bomber Alumni Links site to see the results of Joe's handiwork. This now widely accepted symbol of the Class of '63 is memorialized not only on the web site, but also in the 1963 edition of the Columbian, as well as on countless Class of '63 reunion T-shirts, and in the hearts and souls of all members of the Gold Medal Class of 1963. A very special thanks to Kathy Rathvon (63) and her husband David Goldsmith For being the gracious hosts of the best "mini- reunion" BBQ, picnic, and potluck that the city of Bellevue has ever seen. For those of you that were unable to attend, you missed a great one. What a kick it was to get together with such a great group of people and talk about old times. What fun it was to talk about your childhood to someone that you didn't have to "explain" everything to. How nice it was to hear what has become of people that you thought you had lost track of forever, and to fondly remember those of our classmates that are no longer with us. Great food, great friends, great fun, and even some rock 'n roll. Thank you Kathy and David. This party has made me all the more excited about going to the "All-classes Y2K Bomber reunion" next summer. I don't know who is planning that event, but I wish them well, and hope that many other of you "out of town" Bombers will join me in offering to help in whatever small way we can, and hope that you "in-town" Bombers will go all out to make this thing a real success. What a blowout party of all parties this could be. -Dave Hanthron (63) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Here are those 'alumni sites' sites that you can register so that others might find you. Spend a little time here and make it easier for that special friend to find you.. Classmates Reunion Hall SchoolNews Wolrd Alumni Net GradFinder -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) The game where your leg went over the all........ "A- my name is Alice and my husband's name is Al and we come from Alabama with a car load of Apples". Go thru the entire alphabet, with each verse using the next letter. Don't remember ever getting clear to Z, and some were hard to come up with. What do you do with the letter "Q", for example? -Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) ******************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther Burt (77) To Vickie Owens (72): I think that the Emergency Decontamination Facility (EDF) located behind Kadlec has been used only once. This was in 1976 when an employee (a Mr. McClusky) was involved in an explosion that occurred in one of the labs out in 200 area (this was not a "nuclear explosion," but an explosion that involved nuclear material - there is a big difference!) I have read several reports on the incident, and have spoken with people involved in his medical treatment Apparently his face and upper body were peppered with chemicals and tiny pieces of radioactive "shrapnel." He was immediately taken to the EDF where decontamination efforts began. A friend of mine was one of the nurses who worked on McClusky in the EDF. He said that Mr. M was real calm and even upbeat through the whole ordeal. He was there for several months, I believe. An interesting point I've heard made is that it was fortunate that he was "older" - I think he was in his mid sixties - because any cancer that would have most surely developed from this particular exposure (where it actually gets inside your body) would take 30 to 40 years to develop... It's my understanding that he died 10 or more years later from natural causes. I toured the EDF several years ago. It's kind of bizarre, almost scary! If my memory serves me right, there is an open tank (like a real deep metal bathtub) that the patient is placed in upon arrival and where he is deluged with water that drains out the bottom of the tank - no, not into the city sewer! All EDF wastes were contained. Once that is complete, he is placed in another tank where the medical team can really start working on injuries and remaining contamination. They work behind portable lead glass shields - reaching around the shield to do their work. The whole story is really interesting (although you can't help but feel sorry for the guy) - and there's much more to it than what I have written here. I wish I could remember which document I found all the details in - it was a professional "Health Physics" something-or-other journal! Anyone know which one? -Marjo Vinther Burt (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To: Chris Lucas cousin Jay Wheat! Writing about the airport has brought a number of fun responses! Even from family! The Tiger Moth was Jay's dad's plane, my Uncle Buck, and just yesterday I was at my aunt's house in Emmett, Idaho, and saw the article from the Tri City Herald when he crashed it! Thank goodness he is still doing well. Uncle Buck wouldn't stop at anything and still, even in his retirement, builds airplanes. The Tote Gote was fun, I flew gliders in junior high w/my dad, and was even the pilot. The Citaborca, (although we always called it the Citabria...go figure) was my dad's and I never had enough courage to go for a ride in that one. He loved it! Chris, we missed you and Debbie at the reunion....have a good excuse?! Anyway, I do hope you are all well! I love hearing the stories of the old Richland Airport days! In the 70's my dad donated the two bombs that used to sit at the front door to the office portion of the airport to RHS. In '78 we painted them green and gold and had them at many games, are they still around? -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/10/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Editor's Note: This is the last ALUMNI Sandstorm issue of our first year. I am leaving this afternoon (the 10th) for the 35th reunion of the great "white sox class of '64" (as Jim Hamilton (63) calls us). Richard Anderson (60) will be your editor for the FIRST ANNIVERSARY issue and all subsequent issues until I return to do the issue on the 19th. What a great year it's been!! Who could've known what this would become when Gary asked me to send out that very first e-mail about the houses with that little note at the bottom that said "What kind of house did YOU live in?". Thank you, Gary, for getting our Alumni Sandstorm started. PLEASE help Richard while I'm gone. He has two requests: 1) please "sign" and "class-year" (maiden names, too, Ladies!) your submissions (I can relate most e-mail addresses to real names, but Richard can't), and 2) make sure that you send your submissions to the address at the bottom of each day's issue (if you send them to Me or Gary, they won't appear until we get back from our 35th). TO Gary Behymer (my cyber Bomber partner): What can I say? Bombers find it hard to believe that you and I have never met in person -- nor do either of us remember the other from Col Hi. I am especially looking forward to meeting both you and your lovely wife, Janis (65 Kennewick Lion)! See you all when I get back!! Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Harris (49), Ferna Garoutte (58), Rich Baker (58), Sue Garrison (58), Paula Beardsley (62), Merradyth Trunnell (64), Marsha Goslin (65), Fran Teeple (68), Mike Fraco (70), Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) To Dick Epler '52 Thanks for your logical explanation regarding radiation exposure and different types of radiation. I copied it and sent it to my sister- in-law, Stella Miller, who worked in one of the areas, during the "War." She had married one of my brothers in Texas during the war and when he was sent to England, she came to Denver to live with the family. She subsequently moved with us to Richland and worked for Dupont as my father did. Since I remember that she worked in monitoring of radiation of employees, I know she will be interested in your discourse. Thanks. Re: Jay Siegel (61) Tri-City Hydroplane Races. This reminds me that I learned many years later, from contacts at the Port of Kennewick, that Dale Metz had developed the Metz Sales and Marina on the Clover Island, where the Port of Kennewick office is located. Dale Metz was a city patrolman (Richland Cop) during the early days and was assigned to supervise the schoolboy patrol at the Richland Grade Schools, in 1944/45. I remember him coming to Marcus Whitman and impressing us with our responsibilities. It was during the spring of '45, when I had the duty of lowering the flag to half-mast as we learned that our President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, had passed away. It was pretty scary times, as I remember it! -Dick Harris '49 ******************************************** >>From: Ferna Garoutte Hicks (58) To Steve Carson (58): There was a sandman, he was the one that waited for kids to park in the boondocks and then would sneak up on them and scare them with a flash light.... several kids tried to catch him but were never able to. -Ferna Garoutte Hicks (58) ******************************************** >>From: Rich Baker (58) Jay Siegel's (61) article on the hydro plane races brought back some great and some sad memories. I remember the first few years when they blocked off Columbia drive the night before the races and everyone spent the entire night lined up in their cars, playing cards, barbecuing, drinking a little beer, and even trying to sleep a little. The next morning they removed the road blocks and everyone raced to claim their favorite vantage point. I remember Chrysler Crew which was powered by two Chrysler engines and was always a favorite but never could seem to hold it together. I remember when Miss TriCities was going to try a new prop design that would reduce the rooster tail by forcing more of the water down and subsequently produce additional speed. And, on the sad note, I remember Miss Spokane hitting a wave, disintegrating, and killing a great driver, Col. Warner Gardner. -Rich Baker '58 ******************************************** >>From: Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) We have A, B, Y (ranch house), and Prefabs. Not sure when (or if) we'll order others. There weren't very many made. We have to order minimum 72 dozen (864 each) of each one. Costs $1,300 to order one style, and we need to know that we'll get our investment back -- and be able to sell 864 of them. Just trying to figure this all out. If you can find a bunch of folks to split that cost (eventually goes as a donation to the Building Fund for a new Richland Center), we'll order anything you want. I've have a few requests for F, H, L, Precuts. If 20 (or so) people pitch money together and come up with $1,300, we'll place the order for ANY letter house. -Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) To Dick Epler (52) Hallelujah!!! Has somebody finally figured out that there is no way to accurately determine the responsibility of radiation to the cancer and death rate here? Besides the fact that during the 40's and 50's more people smoked than didn't and filtered cigs were a part of the future. I've thought all along that the "downwinders" had a lot more problems than radiation to deal with. How much nasty toxic chemicals were spread on the farm land surrounding the TriCities to kill the noxious weeds which come up by the billions at the mere mention of water. And they worked in that chemical laden dirt year round. I think Hanford should take responsibility for it's part but it certainly isn't the only problem and it's time people accepted that. Enough of that soapbox. I'm excited to have Janice home finally. She looks great and hasn't changed - those of you in the class of '64 will know her in a minute at the reunion. Dad and I will be at the '64 reunion selling his book "Long Road to Self Government" If you haven't had a chance to get your copy, they will be by the registration table for $15.00. Oh my gosh - I had forgotten about "My name is Alice"- What fun. Don't ever remember getting past G- we were laughing too hard. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** >>From: Merradyth Trunnell McCallister (64) Maren writing for Merradyth. Spoke to her on the phone. We were locker partners for sophomore P.E. so she figured she'd get me to reach out and touch people FOR her... Pretty smart, huh? If anybody wants her phone number, let me know and I'll give it to you. Merradyth is VERY disappointed that she can't make our reunion. She had planned to come, but has a Downs Syndrome daughter who is 9 years old and can't find someone to come stay there and watch her daughter. I told her I was going to put her e-mail address in the ALUMNI Sandstorm and she promised to have her husband check her e-mail. Said she was gonna get better about checking her own e-mail... She gave me the name and phone number of a woman who has authored a book about all the people who have died from Hanford related stuff ( think). She wanted me to pass this information along to everyone: Denise Nelson ~ 301/530-9212 That's it. Maren for Merradyth Trunnell McCallister (64) ******************************************** >>From: Marsha Goslin Brehm (65) Re: Jean Armstrong (64) and Carol Converse (64) and dance classes: I have a picture of 8 of us which must have been taken at a recital in our costumes. Carol, you are on the far left, Jean you are 3rd from the left and I am 2nd from the right. Jo Miles (64) is in the middle. I can't identify the others, but know there is a larger picture of all of us with names on the back. My folks are trying to locate it and I will scan and send to Maren. Otherwise I can send this small one. The date on back of the picture is November 1954. I don't remember any other guys than Jo. Think we had practice at his house. -Marsha Goslin Brehm (65) ******************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf (68) To: Dick Epler '52 Thanks, Dick, for a great summary of radiation contaminants at Hanford. First time I have begun to understand the problems and consequences of radiation at Hanford. Let alone the different types of radiation. Oh, I remember Mom talking about the large number of thyroid cancers and cancers in general and miscarriages of friends in Richland. But we always knew where we lived was safe. The government would protect us. Does anyone remember an atomic "holocaust" survival camp built into the base of Rattlesnake Mountain? My Dad and I had many interesting discussions about beer being the perfect food in this cave- like sanctuary. 1) Radiation could not penetrate brown bottles with liquid in them, 2) beer had all the necessary food ingredients to survive on for months, 3) you'd be a happy person. So I figure this mass exodus to RattleSnake Mountain would be like living in the Garden of Eden. But I would be interested if anyone else remembers this facility. My Dad only wore a badge to track radiation for when he went out to the "Area" to check on building there. Rick Valentine (68) remembered the "green boxes" his Dad left specimens in for later pick up. (Thanks for lunch Rick!) -Fran Teeple Wolf '68 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To Mike Sams (65): Are you related to Dick Sams ? IF so, what is he up to, whereabouts? The last time I "remember", Dick was 1970... Regionals... a total fog of Lime Vodka and the Annex in Spokane....... it's all coming back... never mind, but I would like to hear about Dick. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To: Dick Epler (52) Thanks for your level-headed and comprehensible information about radiation and the human body. I've always said that we Richland folks were very down-to-earth about atomic energy, and your note proves it. I just have one question, in the second paragraph of your message, shouldn't the seventh word in the fourth sentence be "spudnut". :-) To: Marjo Vinther Burt (77) Thanks for the info on Mr. McClusky. To be honest, I never stopped to think that someone could spend MONTHS in that little EDF building at Kadlec. I've always thought it would be nice to have some free time on my hands, but that's overkill. (Ok, bad choice of words.) Could he have visits from friends, use the phone, borrow books from the library, etc.? My, oh my! From these two Bombers contributions, it sounds like a number of us have found work in the nuclear industry. It isn't surprising, mostly because it was simply a part of life for us all. I know I've shocked people when they ask me about the town I grew up in. I tell them we only had one industry to begin with -- building nuclear bombs. That either gets a conversation going or kills it on the spot. Thanks to both of you and all of the others who write in and make my day... -Vicki Owens (72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/11/99 ~~ Volume II, Number 1 [Only CXLVII Volumes behind the New York Times] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Ken Ely (49), Wanda Wittebort (53), Tom Matthews (57), Carol Converse (64), Dianne Brown (64), Gary Behymer (64), Cheryl Moran (66), Phil Jones (69), Mike Davis (74), Marjo Vinther (77), Stephen Schraedel (79), Byron Skinner (79), Carianne Siemens (94), Trinity Webb (95) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) Thanks to Dick Epler's (52) treatise on radiation, I am much more comfortable in having a drink or two each evening. -Dick Roberts (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ready for some more musings from The Sandstorm? 1948-49. Sandstorm Siftings- Pep Assemblies Who said our faculty members were old fuddy duddies? This was disproved at the Pep Assembly before the Pasco game Feb 4, when trhe faculty members presented an assembly. Mrs. E. Camp was mistress of ceremonies, wearing her hair in pigtails, a large letterman sweater, a red plaid skirt and an oversized pair of tennis shoes. Representing Richland, Miss Brown entered the Gym carrying a large bomb with "Richland" painted on the side. She was attired in the school colors. Representing Pasco was Mrs. Buescher, wearing a purple and white dress and leading a bull dog. Mr. Dawald, Mr. Haag, Miss Frymiller and Mrs. Carlisle acted as cheerleaders. The band was led by Coach Rish. A mock basketball game was played between Richland and Pasco. The Bombers were represented by the women staff members and the Bulldogs by the men. At last count, the score was 102 to 3, in favor of the Bombers. Supreme Judge (nice picture) "The school certainly needs a student court, and I think it will prove very successful," stated Wally Wheadon, supreme Judge of the newly organized student court. Meet The Seniors He's lettered in football and also in track And in school popularity he'll never lack; If you guess correctly you'll see That this boy's initial's are G.T. (Glenn Turner) A cheerleader with lots of pep This guy's really hep; Whether victory far or near, He always has a zestful cheer. (Dick Harris) Hair of gold, eyes of blue To most of the seniors she's not new. This girl's quite a popular singer And, an assembly entertainer. (Lucille Bravard) Society Thirteen girls, employees of the Village and Richland theaters, had lunch at the Desert Inn Saturday, Feb. 5. The occasion was a luncheon meeting presided over by Mr. C. Claughton, manager of the Village theater. Those attending were: Earline Sipe, Gretchen Volmer, Carol Sonderland, Fern Follmer, Mary Halstead, Gail Jaschek, Joann Husted, Eleanor Robinson, Margie Perkins, Wanda Howard, Alma Carlson, Nancy Whalen, Tex Willoughby and Mr. Claughton. JoAnn Cawdrey went to Spokane Feb. 5 and spent three days with friends and relatives. Dancing and fun were the highlights of the basketball mixer Feb.4 which was held at the Teen Age Club after the game. This was the last basketball mixer of the year. Some of the couples who attended the Sweetheart dance Feb. 5 were : Pat Upson and Phil Raekes, Joan Barron and Ray Gillette, Ann Yale and Carol Clements, Glenda Drum and Pete Pederson. I'm through with boys They cheat and lie, They pray on us females Till the day we die. They tease and torment us and drive us to sin: Say girls, look at the cute boy that just came in! Advertisements: If you lack the latest platters on the Hit Parade, drop in at the Record Department of the RICHLAND ELECTRIC. We have many new artists since the ban has been lifted. (What ban?) California Moc's. Hand Leather Laced. THE PATHFINDER. $5.95. Made of western saddle leather. All hand leather laced with rich, tough rawhide. Colors: Natural, Indian Tan, and Oxblood. HERMAN'S DEPT. STORE. Hey, Kids! Have you seen our valentine candies? at Dent's Chocoloate Shop, Desert Inn Hotel. Holiday and Advance Spring. CAROL KING DRESSES. (Sue Ryal) Definitely young, demure and charming. For gay occassions. New are the sequin sprinkled capelet and collarelet print crepe dresses in peplum styles creating turn-about intreest for festive hours. C.C. ANDERSON'S. (Anybody remember these?) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And that's -30- for tonight. Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Ken Ely (49) Class of '49 Will be "home" for our 50th reunion in Sep. Looking forward to seeing "old" classmates. Hope to meet others on this site. -Ken Ely (49) ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay (53) Just wanted to say a great big thanks to Maren and Gary for publishing the Sandstorm Newletters. I just wish my memories were as great as everyone elses. My parents didn't talk to my brother and me very much about what was going on at Hanford and I did work at Hanford from 1953 until 1955. Have only good memories of Richland and have some wonderful friends there. I'm trying to talk Marilyn Richey (Chief) Class of '53 into getting on the net. She has vivid memories to share. Thanks again. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay (53) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) Since the John Ball trench or ditch has been mentioned quite often... We discovered a newspaper clipping that my wife's grandmother had glued in a scrap book that included a photo of kids in the trench during an air raid drill. Thanks to Maren, you can find the picture and article in the All Bomber Alumni Links page - click on All Grade School Class Pictures, then John Ball. Or: -Tom Matthews (57) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO: Marsha Goslin Brehm(65) It would be really neat to see the picture that you have from our dance class. I sent Maren the picture that I have. Wish that I had more of them. I have a couple pictures of me in different costumes, but I don't think I have any more group pictures. Am looking forward to seeing the one you have. Will be leaving Friday morning at 5:00am to head up to Wa. for the reunion. Can't wait. See everybody there. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Dianne Brown Koehnen (64) Hey all you 1964 Columbia High grads! Hello to everyone, Dianne here. I hope you have a great time at the 35th reunion. I'm sorry I won't be able to be there, but sure will be thinking of you! Hopefully I will hear later from some of you about your good time! I have enjoyed catching up with some of you via the Sandstorm, although not too many from the class of '64 write in. Have fun and really enjoy yourselves! -Dianne Brown Koehnen, Class of 1964 ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Copies of Bomber Mania are again available. This is a 'find' of the first printing. Copies cost $5.00 plus $3.20 for 'priority mail' postage. Contact me for mailing details. This is a great 8 1/2" X 11" 52 page history of Col-Hi aka Columbia High School aka RHS aka Richland High School aka Richland Bomber history. If you grew up in Richland, Washington you need a copy of this book. This bit of Richland, Washington history was written by Ernest Z. Jensen and Richard W. Swanson and is the 'definitive work on Richland Bomber basketball'. Near mint to mint condition. The following players are mentioned in this book: Mike Alchele, Jim Albaugh, Bill Allen, Gordon Anderson, Jon Anderson, Ken Anderson, Ron Anderson David Barber, Mark Bircher, Bill Blankenship, Rod Brewer, George Brinkman, C.W. Brown, Norris Brown, Russel Burks Mark Callen, Dan Cartmell, Dick Cartmell, Jim Castleberry, Steve Chalcraft, Roger Chambers, Brent Christi, Richard Coffman, Ken Cole, Bill Compton, Roger Cone, John Cowan, Bryan Coyne, Pat Crook, Kurt Crownover, Chuck Curtis Larry Davis, Mike Davis, Steve Davis, Steve Denler, Steve Dickerson, Dave Dowis, Denny Duncan, Dave Emmons, Ted Engel, Ron Ensign, Pete Erie, Kelly Euteneier, Joe Evans, Paul Felts, Matt Fields, David Forrest, Robbie Forrest, Steve Forsberg, Ken Fortune, Don Foss, Randy Free, Bob Frick Charles Gant, Glynn Gibson, Harold Gibson, Bill Gill, Jack Glover, Gary Gottschalk, Bill Griffin, Mike Grinnell,Earl Hall, Syd Hall, Mike Harty, Matt Haskins, Robbie Hatfield, Jim Hawkins, Bill Henniger, Pat Henniger, Bill Heriford, Mike Hogan, Mike Hoke, Pat Hoke, Jim Hollick, John Hollick, Pete Hollick, Pete Hollick, Jim Holmes, Matt Hopson, Jim House, Emmitt Jackson, Rich Jacobs, Bill Johnson, Brian Johnson, Jim Kasey, Dave Keller, Brian Kellerman, Bob Kennedy, Wally Kennedy, Roger Kindley, George Kinney, Brian Kissinger, Robert Lacy, Dean Lansing, Pete Larrick, Doug Lukens, Donal MacDowell, Dave Mann, Cris Manolopoulos, Randy Marcum, Rodney Marcum, Blaine Marlin, Bob Maulsby, Bob McClellan, Les Mc-Dowell, Mike McKeown, Tom McKeown, Dave McVicker, John Meyers, Roger Mikulecky, Jim Miller, Steve Miller, Bob Mitchell, Cameron Mitchell, Derald Mitchell, Greg Mitchell, Nestor Mitchell, Wayne Moss, George Naughton, Tilbert Neal, Cris Nickola, Mike Neill, Phil Neill, Steve Neill, Dick Nelson Denny Olson, Don Ott, Jim Ott, Mark Palmer, Steve Panther, LeRoy Parchen, Scott Parnell, Bob Paul, Chuck Peoples, Jeff Phillips, Rob Phillips, Keith Pritchard, Bernie Qualheim, Jim Qualheim, Rennee Rathbun, Paul Rinehart, Bill Roe, Rick Rose Steve Sandlin, Dave Simpson, Jack Sinderson, Rick Slater, Bruce Smith, Dave Smith, Dennis Soldat, Kevin Soldat, Dave Sonderland, John Sonderland, Jerry Spears, Jim Spencer, Marc Spohr, Rick Spohr, Charlie Steele, Rial Steichen, Ray Stein, Mark Stevens, Fritz Strankman, Dave Strasser, Dennis Stasser, Bobby Sturgis, Richard Suppel, Blaine Teverbaugh, Wayne Teverbaugh, Nick Thoennes, Dean Thompson, Jim Thompson, Tony Todish, Mike Toner, Tom Tracy, Dave Tuttel, Don Tuttel, Bob Utecht, Bob Valentine, Jack Vanderburg, Bruce Walla, Maurice Wallace, Theartis Wallace, Steve Waltar, Jim Walton, Dave Warren, Jim Warren, Gary Webb, Lonnie Whitner -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) About 15 years ago, my husband Jim (65) visited Mr. McCloskey (the Atomic Man) at his home in Sunnyside. He was retired and was willing to be interviewed and filmed about his experience. The film was entered in the Palo Alto film festival for independents and even though it wasn't recognized as a winner, we still have it "somewhere" around here. Who knows what it will ever become? -Cheryl Moran Fleming (66) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Rosie Valenzuela (69) and Patty Eckert Weyers (68): Donny Workman was indeed a great guy. As "southenders", we spent some elementary school time together. His remarkable quality to an elementary aged kid (as I remember) was a remarkably large hat size. 8+ as I recall. We were all very saddened when he had the accident. It very much disturbed my mother who had nightmares over his death. Rosie, tell Sandi hello. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To Duane Schultz (70): Shultzie, what the heck is the deal with how they sell Fair concert tickets anyhow? I had hoped that they were fixing this procedure with new staff but it sounds like your experience indicates it's worse. Why is it necessary to show up and blow a whole day waiting to buy reserved seats? How come they can't do as every other concert promoter does and set up a ticket phone line? You call with your credit card and buy reserved tickets from your home. Why is that so tough? Does anybody know the reason for the current procedure? It sucks. We finally quit going as the reserved seating is a hassle that I have no time for, nor the "landrush" style general seating which is a joke. One year we had 15 or so unruly teens who insisted on standing throughout the concert completely irritating the older folks behind them who wanted to sit and enjoy the show. It got ugly and the "Security" guy, who was about 17 himself and totally inept, never attempted to remedy the problem, instead choosing to keep his distance. It got really ugly and I would prefer reserved seats but won't stand in line all day to buy them. They've lost me until I can pick up my phone and buy reserved seats. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To Paul Felts (69): The "SANDMAN" is again a topic on this page. You really think it was Bob Roberts? -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) A few months ago I asked friends to send in memories that they may have had about my late brother, Steve "Bear" Davis. These memories were to go into a book for his daughters who were quite young when he passed away and have limited memories of their father. I'm happy to say that the book is complete and was put together yesterday. The girls will receive their copies at a family get-together later this month. They know nothing about it. Because of all your responses the book has been a great success - over 100 pages in length. I think it is something that the girls will cherish for many years. On behalf of my family, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to send in a memory or two. Without your help this "labor of love" would not have been possible. He touched many lives. Now his girls will have the opportunity to see why. Thanks again! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther Burt (77) To Vicki Owens (72), re: Mr McClusky I honestly can't remember what I read or was told about the kind of "life" he was allowed to have while in the EDF (after all, I am 40 now). I do know that the medical and radiation protection team involved in his care kept in mind that he was a human being with a wife and a family, and that they took what steps they could to see that he was comfortable and in contact with his family as much as possible. I'm sure it was still awful, no matter what...but perhaps better than the alternative! -Marjo Vinther Burt (77) ******************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) A big thanks to all who helped with the '79 reunion, especially to Jill Johnson Meinecke. A big success! There almost wasn't time to get around and see everyone. Speaking of time, it seems as though time and circumstance have been good to all. The school tour made you feel as though you were stepping into a history book. It caused me to wonder if I really enjoyed it all to the fullest. But I think I did and I think we all did. Perhaps Dorothy captured our feelings best when she repeated the words: there's no place like home, there's no place like home, there is no place like home. Thanks again for the great reunion. -Stephen Schraedel (79) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Byron Skinner (79) I'm on-line -- be gentle! Just to say "hi everybody" and you know who you are HA HA. I should have been to all three days, but I must stay employed, since no one has offered to take care of me or pay my bills. I know you feel sorry for me ... so much for my flapping. Later! -Byron Skinner (79) ******************************************** >>From: Carianne Siemens Shuster (94), BW-94 I thought it would be nice to hear from anyone who knew my Grandma in school. Her name is Wilma Campbell Farris, Class of '48. I also would like to hear from people who knew my Mom or Dad in school. My Mom, Martina Farris Lehman, graduated in '72. My Dad graduated in '68 or '69. I really enjoy getting the Alumni Sandstorm and my Dad is the one who first told me about the site. Well, I look forward to chatting with those of you who have any memories. -Carianne Siemens Shuster (94), BW-94 ******************************************** >>From: Trinity L Webb (95) I am currently taking a class at Washington State University Tri-Cities. It is called "Hanford In Context." My class is being taught by different professionals from around the site. I find it very interesting to learn of the past by reading the stories here in the Sandstorm, and in the class. If anyone is interested in a good read, I recieved a free copy of a book by the name of "On The Home Front" by Michelle Gerber, who is the site historian. She taught my first class. I also find it interesting to hear of how things used to be, by the way of security at the site. Just last weekend, my class took a field trip out to the site and we visited B Reactor, first nuclear reactor in the world, and the Tank Farms in 2-East & West, as well as others, and we went to the burial site for the nuclear reactors from the submarines. I remember hearing stories of how patrol used to check everyone's automobiles when entering the site; now you just drive out there and as long as you stick to the road, you can pretty much go along without incident. (Just don't leave the road!!!!!!). The closest thing I have seen to security is where I work in the 300 Area. The patrol sets up a makeshift stop sign held up by a yellow construction cone in the middle of the road. They stop you, look at your badge, ask you to open your glove compartment and console. I have only seen one or two cars pulled over so they could check the trunk and all around the automobile. Of course security is getting tighter around here since the whole Las Alamos incident!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have another piece of information. I don't know if anyone knew about this, maybe I missed it in an earlier edition. Have any of you heard of the Green Run? The Green Run was an experiment run by scientists in '49, I believe. They released 8,000 curies of iodine-131 into the atmosphere from the 200-Area stacks. Iodine has a particular affinity for the thyroid of humans and animals. This brings up interesting issues. If humans and animals were contaminated with I-131, then does that validate any health problems that people may be suffering now? Or is it a combination of contamination from the Hanford project and Agro-chemicals used to treat weed infestation and crop fertilization? This is a problem that will never be solved. There is no single source point of the contamination. There weren't regulations back then like we have now. I am sorry for this rant!! -Trinity Webb (95) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/12/99 ~~ Volume I, Number 2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff in: Shirley Davis (56), Ann Bishop (60), Jean Armstrong (64), Charlotte Nugent (64), Diane Hartley (72), Terry Hutson (74), Ron Smithwick (??) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) In Dick Roberts's (49) musings from the '48-'49 Sandstorm I spotted an ad of personal interest regarding Dent's Chocolate Shop in the Desert Inn. Carol Dent (of Dent's Chocolates) was in my '56 pledge class at the U of W. Our pledge class "sneak" took place in her dad's candy factory -- yum-yum! Does anyone know whatever happened to the candy company? -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers (60) The memories others have shared about John Ball and No. Richland have brought back some of my own. We lived in different places throughout the years we lived there, off and on from 1947 - 1955. The 1200 Block, 300, 1000, and the last place was 805 E St. I remember a feeling of camaraderie among the neighbors who lived there. We had all been displaced, generally with no family, plus sharing the laundry room, clothes lines, shower rooms, being outside a lot because of the size and heat in the summer time of the trailers, we had a lot of interaction with our neighbors. Lots of kids to play with, sidewalks made out of blacktop (not cement), which meant for lots of scraped knees and elbows, with those little rocks ground right into the skin. Bath houses in the middle of the block and always being wary of black widows in the shower stalls, and on the back of the washing machines. Remember, people had their own wringer washing machines in the laundry room, plus there was one Bendix that was coin operated. Community clothes lines in the middle of the block. Early years seeing people carrying their pots to the bath house in the morning to dump them. The blizzard when I was in the first or 2nd grade, and coming out of the classroom into drifts that were waist high on me. Playgrounds on the ends of some of the blocks and empty lots on the ends of others, perfect for digging holes, making roads with toy trucks (hey, girls do those things too). Running behind the mosquito fogger, listening for the bell on the ice cream truck, having ice delivered for the ice box (you put a sign in your front window if you wanted him to stop), a bread delivery truck, milk delivery truck, playing kick ball at recess or maybe it was part of PE, playing horses with the other horse-crazy girls in the dirt at the back of the school, all those "wicked" soldiers from Camp Hanford whom we were to avoid, walking home through the park in the dark from the movie theater, trick or treating from one end of the camp to the other. Before air conditioning, sitting on the porch outside the trailer in the evening, listening to the radio. "Cruisin’ Down the River on a Sunday Afternoon" is a song I remember hearing, plus all the radio story programs of course. Mr. Gilliland in the 4th grade, Miss Campbell in the 5th, and Mr. Huffman in the 6th. In the 6th, our whole class was bussed for part of the year to Spaulding, because of classroom space. Mr. Huffman had a wicked paddle, which most of the boys in the class experienced. He required that our desks always be lined up exactly with the tiles on the floor, and he made us copy pages and pages out of the dictionary for any infraction of his many rules. I was in the Library Club and the Patrol Girls. We were bussed to Chief Jo for jr high. We moved to W. Richland between 7th and 8th grade, so for 8th and 9th I went to Carmichael. We would ride the city bus to Richland in the summer to go to the swimming pool, so all of your swimming pool memories brought back mine also. Next to the Spudnut shop, there was a little store that had huge soft ice cream cones, and on our way back to the bus we would walk that way so we could get one. They had lemon flavored that were about a foot tall in my memory. I have been trying to locate Eve Artz. She married Ed Shaw and they lived in the Seattle area for several years. If anyone knows her whereabouts, could you let me know. -Ann Bishop Myers (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds '64 It was a neat drive from Phoenix through Utah, Idaho, and Oregon to Richland. Made it here yesterday and I am getting ready for the big weekend. I stopped in Utah to see Linda Carter '65 and Ruth Quinn '64 in Oregon. Thanks to Carol Converse '64 and Marsha Goslin '65 for answering my note about the tap dancing class. But, where is Jim Hamilton '65? Looking forward to seeing everyone Friday. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Nugent Hardy (64) The Alumni Sandstorm has been a wonderful link to the past for me thanks to Maren, Gary and Richard. Since I always left the day that school was out and did not return until Labor Day, I never knew what the summers were like in Richland...but they sure sound like they were VERY interesting! Yesterday when I checked the gradfinder site that Maren mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I found the super picture of the Spudnut shop that Gary Behymer added. I would love to see a picture of Zips if anyone has one. Although I missed the summers, I always enjoyed the football and basketball games and the State championships in Seattle thanks to the great teams we had. I'll be thinking of all of you and hope you have a wonderful time at the reunion this weekend. -Charlotte Nugent Hardy (64) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To Mike Davis(74): Hi Mike, this is Diane Hartley. I must have been gone or something, because I did not get to put anything in your book. I just think Steve and Jeannie's girls are so nice. They have grown into beauties. Steve would be very proud. I see Jeannie all the time because of our teaching in Special Ed, so I hope she will let me look at the book. I know the girls will love it, and it was a very special thing to do. He is missed by many people -- some people we never forget. Love, -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) To Mike Davis (74), with regards to putting Steve's (Davis) book together for his daughters. I think this is such a wonderful thing that you have done. Steve was such a great guy with a kind heart. It's nice to see it runs in the family. These girls will thank you and cherish these books for the rest of their lives. You have totally regained my trust and faith in believing that there are gentlemen out there with a kind heart (I've been starting to doubt it lately). Believe me, there aren't too many like you. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Ron Smithwick (??) Looking For Steve Dickerson 1965 Has anyone in the Class of 1965 know where Steve Dickerson is? The last time I heard he was in Columbus, Ohio and was teaching and coaching. Any truth to it? Thanks, Ron *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/13/99 ~~ Volume I, Number 3 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Jill Lange (64), Richard St. John (65), Patti Snider (65), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) Continuing musings from The Sandstorm: 1948-1949 Vaudville "Going Places With Lulu", the Pep Club vaudeville which was presented February 15, in the auditorium was truly well received. The auditorium was filled completely, with people standing in the back. Master of ceremonies of this production was Dick Roberts who announced the following skits: "You are my Sunshine", by Paula Doctor, Sue Ryals and Bonese Collins. "Sentimental Journey" by Joan Baker. "Sioux City Sue" by Pat Rutt and Virginia Miller. "April Showers" by Lucille Bravard; dancers were Dorothy Hickey, Carol Weeks, Fran Lennebacker, Lois Page, Joyce Ferney, Berverly Keller. Lorna Erickson sang "Far Away Places"" and received a huge ovation. The last scene was "Welcome Home" with song "Stormy Weather" by Lucille Bravard. Lorna Erickson received another huge ovation in "Button and Bows" followed by an encore, second verse. Director of the show was Anna May Wann; assistant director Beverly Keller; dance director was Mrs. Janet Barker. It takes a lot of work to produce a fine show and the girls certainly did a fine job in this year's travelogue. Clubicity New officers elected to the Letterman's Club are: Gene Keller, President; Rex Davis, vice president; Jim Chubb, Secretary; Bill McQueen, treasurer. Sargents at arms: Chuck Crowder and Bernard Whoele. Fashions When you think of fashions, you usually think of girls, how can you leave the boys out when they dress so well? V neck sweaters are very popular among the boys. Bill Tracey has a very pretty maroon sweater that goes well with his dark hair and eyes. Whitey Scheel has a nice blue one and Charles McElroy looks cute in his tan sweater. Also popular among the boys are shirts with zippers at the top. Besides being very attractive they are not as much trouble as the sport shirts that button down the front. Ray King has a dark green one with a zipper and Walt Menefee looks handsome in a two tone maroon t shirt in this style. A great cartoon by Jim Doyle on the Sports Page. A 49er with a hot dog in his hand yelling the Bombers to victory over the Bulldogs! Society Gary Nield, Melvin Stratton, Dick Roberts, Rex Davis and Royal West went to Pullman this week end to see R.J. Pederson. While there, they attended the winter carnival which was held in both the boy's and girl's gym. King Reigns Over Annual Tolo Affair- Irish Theme Will Prevail At Dance. During Tolo week these rules prevail: No boy is allowed to ask a girl out. The girls must do the dating and paying. Everyone must wear some green all week. This is in keeping with Saint Patrick's Day theme. If requested, girls will be required to shine boys shoes and carry their books to class. Girls must open doors for boys. A jail will be in the hall for violaters of these rules. They will be sentenced to 5 minutes imprisonment during their lunch period. KING REIGNS AT DANCE. Ray King, by vote of the student body, reigned over the annual Girl's League Tolo Dance held March 18. Grace Sledge, queen of last year's dance, crowned Ray. The throne was a green shamrock, effectively covered by a false ceiling of green. Four princes, representing the four classes and forming the royal court, were Arty Hammons, senior; Bill McCormick, junior; Jack Fisher, sophomore; and Skipper Scott, freshman. Elizabeth Myers, Sue Dodson, Paula Doctor and Carol Weeks escorted the four princes to the throne. "Herby and His Serenaders" furnished the music. Punch was served througout the evening. Wanted: Any girl. No references required. See Phil in room 310, sixth period. (Phil who?) Advertisements GIRLS. Get your guy a carnation for the tolo dance. The Flower Shop. Campbell's Food Market. Latest Arrivals by Vogue. Summer Suede Flatties in new button straps. Black, kelly green, grey, chamois. $7.95. Baxter's at the Style Center. That's another -30- -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Jill Lange Peterson (64) I was recently in Richland and once again wondered whatever happened to the bronze statue of Sacajawea that stood in the hall outside of the principal's office. I loved that statue and have always been pleased that I went to one of the few grade schools named after a woman. I hope the statue has been placed somewhere special. Does anyone know about this? Thanks! -Jill Lange Peterson (64) ******************************************** >>From: Richard St. John (65) Yesterday's Sandstorm had a message from Ron Smithwick with no class number. Ron is a graduate of the Class of '65. He and I were on the track team together. -Richard St. John, Class of '65 ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) Someone just recently was talking about the "Country Magazine" (Aug/Sept issue) that has an article on Michael Petersen (77). Can anyone help me? I can't seem to find the magazine in the Tri-Cities. I just checked with Hastings and they don't get that magazine and can't order it for me. If anyone has it, please look to see if there is an address (snail or e-mail) or even a phone number that I can contact. I appreciate any help on this. Thank you, -Patti Snider Miller (65) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I want to point out to the doubters of the world that yesterday dear dear Terry Semmern called me a "gentleman". Did you hear that Franco and Crigler???? -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/14/99 ~~ Volume II, Number 4 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and one Bomber Mom sent stuff in: Norma Culverhouse (49), Shirley Watts (49), John Adkins (62), Terry Hutson (74), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Culverhouse King (49) I have been off-line for a while. Just now getting around to expressing thanks to Maren for all the trouble she went to getting the Class of '49 pictures on-line. What dedication to stay up most of the night. Ray Gillette, thanks for the pictures. I don't have copies of the 30th or 40th reunion. Can't imagine how I missed out on getting copies. If you come to the reunion (hope you are planning on coming) could you bring me copies. I tried printing them off the computer but could only get half. I am sure a computer expert like you would know how to print the whole thing. Dick Roberts, keep the excerpts coming from the Sandstorm paper. It is fun to read. Brings back memories. FORTY NINERS - Don't forget. After registration let's all meet at the gazebo outside the main room just to say hello before we merge with the rest of the classes. Norma Culverhouse King (49) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) To Patti Snider Miller: The address for "Country Magazine" Customer Service is PO Box 991, Greendale, WI 53129-0991 or call (800) 344- 6913. For new subscriptions the address is PO Box 5280, Harlan, IA 51593-0780. Cost $17.98/year. Its web site is -Shirley Watts James (49) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Response to Jill Lange Peterson (64): The statue of Sacajawea, from the original Sacajawea grade school is housed at Sacajawea State Park. -John Adkins (62) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) To Franco & Crigler.......Yes, Mike Davis is a gentleman. I didn't even mind his hair pulling in the 7th grade. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To Terry Semmeren: What a kind thing to write about Mike. You are absolutely right: he IS one of the good guys. Our family is very proud of the things that he is always doing for us. This book that he put together is something our whole family will always treasure. He did an excellent job and it brought Steve so close and brought up great memories that we had forgotten for a while. Steve was the light of our lives but so equally are Mike, Sheila, Karen, Wig, and Jumbo; as well as our extended family of in-laws and 12, soon to be 13, grandchildren. I look at them all and think "Norm and I did good." I would like to add my thanks to all of you who sent in memories. We tend to glorify people when they are gone but Steve was just who he was, always, and it is so gratifying to see so many of you thought so too: that the "Bear" was a pretty good man. Thanks again, -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/15/99 ~~ Volume II, Number 5 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers, 1 Lion, and one obituary today: Alice Hanthorn (59), Jim Krider (59), Donna Williams (60), Gary Brehm (KHS-64) & Marsha Goslin (65), Cyndy Brooks (68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alice Hanthorn-Johnson (59) Ann Bishop Myers mentioned listening to the radio story programs, ...... ... ... BOY, a flood of memories!! First, does any one remember "The Cinnamon Bear" serial?? Each year it would run from Thanksgiving to Christmas eve. I can almost recall the theme song. Speaking of theme songs, ... ... Robert Preston of the Royal Canadian Mounties! When his theme song is played on our classical music station, I'm back to the little girl in dad's chair (if I got there first, and Dave was in it) listening to the noble tale of "Right wins over Wrong". And who can forget "The Shadow Knows,... ... hahaha"? I can almost remember Sky King too, my hero "Penny" (well, as I recall she tried to be a hero, although she usually made trouble). So Dave (Hanthorn '62), what ever became of the old upright radio with the "eye" that narrowed as the signal became stronger? Bomber Daze to all!! -Alice Hanthorn-Johnson (59) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Jim Krider (59) Re: Susan Kelly or Leslie Nelson - Class of 1961 Does anybody know the whereabouts of either Susan or Leslie? I guess the 40th reunion got me remembering good times and first loves. Something about old fools and faulty memories! -Jim Krider (59) ******************************************** >>From: Donna Williams Thompson (60) I just thought I'd let you know that I'm going on vacation, leaving on the 14th and will be back the 24th, just in case someone out there suddenly decides they have to get in touch with me and expects an answer. I'm leaving sunny Arizona to cool off at Pacific City, OR for a while. Unfortunately I won't have a computer available there. Just in case someone out there happens to live in Pacific City and wants to see me, I'm staying at a place called the 4 Sisters. I'll be there from the afternoon of the 15th and will leave the morning of the 22nd. Now wouldn't it be funny if a whole herd of people showed up in Pacific City? See you all when I get back. -Donna Williams Thompson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (KHS-64) & Marsha Goslin Brehm (65) To: The Class of '64 I want to thank everyone from the Class of '64 for allowing us to "crash" your Friday night festivities at the Shilo Inn. It was a real pleasure to finally be able to meet Gary and Maren. We can now "put a face" with the name each day when reading the Alumni Sandstorm. A special thanks to Dawn Bern (64) and Kathy Hoff (64). It was truly a pleasure meeting two classmates from the early days at John Ball. -Gary (KHS-64) It was so wonderful seeing so many from the Class of '64 at their reunion at the Shilo Inn Friday night. Thanks for letting us be a part of your evening. It was such a thrill to talk to many of you; just wish I could have said hi to more of you. Hope your reunion weekend was special for all who attended! -Marsha (65) -Gary Brehm (KHS-64) -Marsha Goslin Brehm (65) ******************************************** >>From: Cyndy Brooks Cowman (68) A big thank you to the person who told us about the Spudnut shop in Palmdale, CA. I had to take Avenue S from the 14 freeway to get to 138. If you had not told us about the shop, I would not have looked for it. They taste the same as Richland's. Yummy! :) -Cyndy Brooks Cowman (68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/16/99 ~~ Volume II, Number 6 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Sandra Atwater (51), Ed Borasky (59), Larry Holloway (64), Gary Behymer (64), Linda Pohlod (67), Anna Durbin (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) I do like the word "musings". I think the brilliant mind of Ray Gillette got me started. Sunday's musings from THE SANDSTORM - 1948-1949 Society Pat Upson threw a small party just for the "gals" February 18. Positively no males alllowed. Those attended were Joan Cawdrey, Dorothy Ertel, Joanne Messerly and "Tex" Willoughby. Potato chips and cokes served as a midnight snack. Choose A Song Choose A Girl "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" wrote song-writer Irving Berlin. but the question is, which pretty girls are like what melodies? ? ? Buttons and Bows- Lorna Erickson. Pretty Baby- Norma Culverhouse. That Certain Party- Carol Sonderland. Laughing on the Outside- Pat Burns. When My Baby Smiles At Me- Helen Murphy. Give My Regards to Broadway- Judy Ayres. Hair of Gold - Joan Baker. Sweetheart of Sigma Chi- Mary Budinger. That's What I Like About the South- Pat Jones. Night and Day- Barbara Stoller Peg of My Heart- Margaret Buescher. Meet The Seniors As a football player, we yelled for him. He's an artist just as well, All he does is according to Hoyle You've guessed it, the name is Jim Doyle. Choose A Song Since this is Tolo Week, a feature honoring the boys is in order. See any resemblance between the song titles and the fellows named? Spurs That Jingle Jangle Jingle- Bill McQueen Casey Jones- Red Morton I'm An Old Cow Hand- Jerry Blaney Together- Jerry Anderson and Dick Dawald. Disk Jockey Song- Don Parker. The Man on the Flying Trapeze- Rex Davis. Love In Bloom- Neil Goff. Little Bird Told Me- Jerry McMillan Coo Coo Waltz- Phil Raekes. Hawaiin War Chant- Gerald Conner. Ballerina- Wilmer Meicenheimer. Now Is The Hour- Jack Lowery. Woody Wookpecker Song- Rembert Ryals. Mumbles- Vern Lawson. Society Gretchen Volmer had a party during Tolo Week. She invited girls and the girls brought a date. Some of the couples present were: Elizabeth Cox and Jerry Dunn, Nancy Wallen and Artie Hammons, Jerry Blainy and Carol Saunderland, Jim Doyle and Sue Holden and Joan McNeely and Chuck Larrabee. Cokes and sandwiches wre served. A surprise birthday party was given March 16, for Dick Roberts at his home. It was an "all boys" party. Those present were: Rex Davis, Joe Wilson, Ray Gillette, Melvin Stratton, Royal West, Gary Nield, Dave Tilson, Rembert Ryals, Phil Raekes and Dick Roberts. The "gang" gave Dick a gold indentification bracelet (I still have it) and a red sports shirt. Mrs. Roberts served fried chicken and the boys played various card games. Weekly Quiz What State would you like to visit and Why? Sandra Atwater- California with Janet. More fun. Sally Stone- Texas with all of those cowboys. Janice Taylor- Florida to get a sun tan. Bev McClary- Oregon to see the wonders of the Linn Pomeroy softball team. Sue Chandler- Illinois, especially Chicago. Terry Menkins- California to see the highlights. Carolyn Pritchard- I'll stay in Washington and visit Prosser. Evelyn Perkins- Idaho, I like their carnivals. Mary Ann Buchanan- Colorado. More interesting people. Rembert Ryals- Alabama, because it's the land of the free. Joanne Messerly- Florida, the beach and the boardwalk. Ray Woolbright- New Mexico, to see the sand blow. Barbara Johnson- I'm not proud, I'll stay in Washington. Advertisements TEEP-EASE MOCCASINS, In white, red, green, and natural elk, $6.95, Baxters at the Style Center. (Norma C- didn't you have a pair of these moccasins?) Swim Suits, Sun Suits, Latex, Wool Cotton Denim, Styled For You at Hurt's Apparel Hands Drug Store, North Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ That's -30- again this Sunday eve. -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Hi Cyndy [Brooks Cowman (68)], So glad to read your Sandstorm entry about the Spudnut shop in Palmdale, CA. We will be driving through Palmdale on our way to the Club 40 reunion. We will stop in Auburn, CA to visit with Dorothy Hickey Fisher '51 and her husband Bruce. We will stop at the Palmdale Spudnut shop and get some to take to them (for us too)! She was planning to come up to the Club 40, but she is just too busy to make it and see all the wonderful people!! Do you know a phone number for the Spudnut shop or the exact name of the place? Thanks for telling all us Bombers about it!!!! -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) has "The Cinnamon Bear" on CDs!! (and cassettes) See: qid=934760880/sr=1-1/002-8960923-3606036 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Re: Sad News I just returned from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where my mother, Charlotte Borasky, passed away Saturday, August 14th at the age of 90. She was a wonderful and very strong woman, and she remembered being referred to as "Eddie's Mother". There will be a memorial service next weekend near Silver Spring, Maryland, which is where most of her friends are. E-mail me for the details if you are near there. -Ed Borasky (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Holloway (64) Just finished the weekend with the class of "64" reunion and had a wonderful time seeing some of my young classmates whom I hadn't seen in over 35 years. The boat trip up thru the Hanford Reach was a very nice trip and my wife and I recommend others doing so. The dinner and the company were very good on Saturday night. Had my picture taken with all the Carmichael and Marcus Whitman students. Some of the girls were impressed with my duck tail hair style which I still have but not the same amount as I used to have and the color has changed. Special thanks to Kathy Hoff, Gail Poyner, and Darlene Husties for making everything possible and enjoyable. A special thanks to Jean Armstrong for letting me know about the reunion. Hope we can attend several more in the future. -Larry Holloway (64) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) My thanks to Gail Franz Poynor and all of her great help in putting on the Class of 1964's 35th reunion this past weekend. Thanks and credits to Leslie Jacobson for the gifts that she provided & to The Spudnut Shop for their gifts (;-) My apologies to those others who gave and I've forgotten. Al Parker showed up from the Class of 1953 and took time to introduce himself to many in the group. A number of others stopped by to chat and check on friends. Paul Beardsley was at the table with copies of the reprinted "The Long Road to Self-Government" book. A must for all of you Richlandites. If you would like a copy, please contact Nancy Beardsley A 'B' house Christmas tree ornament was purchased by myself from Sue Pritchett. If you would like to purchase one of these Richland Homes ornaments, e-mail me. Found at CREHST (Museum at the end of the community build-ing) were copies of "A B C Homes, The Houses that Hanford Built" + "Home Blown...The History of the Homes of Richland". I would guess you can find their email address somewhere in the many Richland Bomber pages. Met Maren (Alumni Sandstorm) Smyth for the 1st time. I did NOT know her in high school. We have been working together on the Richland Bomber Alumni Pages and many...many...many other pages for the past 2 years. Thank you for all of the time and help that you have extended to me Maren!!! I went 'long' Bomber Mania' if you would like to obtain a copy, they are but $8.20 sent priority mail or 2 for $13.20. It's the history of 'Bomber' basketball from 1952 to 1980. If you haven't got a copy...get it! Thanks to those who traveled so far to see friends they had not seen for 35+ years...Hector Alvarez came from Miami. (Thanks to the help of Raphael Alcazar.) Gene Ginther from the Washington D.C. area...Chief Josephite Margaret Weeks came from's been 38 years since most of us had seen her! (Thanks to the help of Teresa Devine, Kerry Kelly, Holly Anderson and others.) Vernon Blanchette had not been seen since he left in 1963. Welcome 'home' Vernon. Forgive me but someone will have to help me with the name of the classmate from Peru??? She came the longest way. During the program hosted by Bill Scott, there was a show of hands to see who had kissed Don Gana. It was amazing how many hands went up. Right Bill Edwards? I caught but a quick look of a freckle faced 11-year-old neighbor from my Sacajawea days...It it was she who had to tell me 'I'm Peggy Stull.' Thanks so much was worth the trip. ...was questioned about our green&gold home. It can be seen at: Thanks to Terry Leichty for the 'spudnuts' Saturday morning + the great walk on the 'dike' next to Hains. Again was a great time and for those of you who did NOT attend the 35th, make room on your calendar for the 40th...which, by the way, will show up faster than any of us will ever believe. If you did not order the Reunion booklet, you might check with Gail to purchase a copy. What a great job. Expect continued email from myself with listings of the 'missing members of the class of 1964'. It's time to think ahead and find those 'lost' souls. Thanking all of you in advance for considering to attend the 40th reunion. -Behymer from downtown Colfax. ******************************************** >>From: Linda Pohlod Rushing (67) Hello All, It seems as though I was never away from Richland when I go back. But some of my favorite stores are gone now and Richland is getting smaller every time I go home. I was just there this weekend. My folks live on the Columbia River and that's always fun to watch. Now they have a park in the front of the house with a baseball field down below our home. I remember when my horses used to eat in that field. My brother and I used to ride our horses on the old river road that was there. But times change. I am not sure I always like the changes but they don't stop!!! Summer is almost over and now school is upon us. Another year almost gone. I know I'm getting old by how fast the time flys by. -Linda Pohlod Rushing (67) ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) Reading the Sandstorm has me so hyped for this trip, old and fat as I am. I really hope the people who have been wavering about coming do decide to come, at least for parts of it. It's the only chance for those of us who live far away to see you in the flesh and hug and all that stuff. I really do miss Richland, especially with all the nostalgia on the bulletin board. I miss a lot of people I spent a lot of years with, even if I can't put your names and faces together immediately because of precocious senility. I can't tell you how good it was to see Mark Hutton, enjoying his work as an artist at the last reunion, such a short time before we lost him. So do us all a favor and come, if you can. That includes people from other classes too. Love, Anna *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/17/99 ~~ Volume II, Number 7 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff in: Ray Gillette (49), Ramona Miller (54), June Smith (63), Paula Lyons (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), Tedd Cadd (66), Rick Maddy (67), Patty Snyder (67), Jefferson Saunders (69), Rosie Valenzuela (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) To Dick Roberts (49): I am sure that all of us who are reliving the 48-49 Sandstorm entries that are being transcribed from fifty year old copy to e-mails to the Cyber Sandstorm are as appreciative as I am and I would like to thank Mr. Richard Roberts (49) for his efforts and let him know that we love his "musings". And that is not just because he seems to be selecting so many articles that include the name(s) of many of myself and my friends. Keep up the good work, Richard. -Ray Gillette, Class of 1949 ******************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Garcia (54) We too crashed the 1964 Saturday night function at the Shilo. Like others we wanted to meet Maren and personally thank her for all she does for us Atomic Kids aka Richland Bombers. Didn't get the opportunity to find Gary. Kudos to the planners/organizers of the reunion -- we especially enjoyed the 'memory wall', those kinds of things take a lot of work. I think we 'locals' could probably crash a reunion almost any summer weekend here in good old "hometown USA' if we were in the mood. Anyway, we stole a few dances, had a drink and really enjoyed a brief part of the evening. Thanks, 1964; you can come see 1954 in September -- egad, 45 years!! -Ramona Miller Garcia (54) ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) The Cinnamon Bear! Faithful listener! It just amazed me how he found the star every year right on Christmas Eve!!!! Dah! I remember being glued to the radio....lying on the floor and seeing this mental picture of everything. Ah! A child's imagination! What was the name of Sky King's plane? Did Penny have a dog? -June Smith Colletti (63) ******************************************** >>From: Paula Jill Lyons (64) To the planning committee for our Class of '64 35th Reunion: YOU ARE WONDERFUL!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU That was incredible. I had such a wonderful time, and I know I'm not the only one. You must be exhausted! I know it was fun, but you MUST be exhausted. Without people like you to attend to all the details, it wouldn't happen for everyone else. With experiences like this, it's worth getting old(er)! -Paula Jill Lyons (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) All right, Class of 1965, your 35th reunion will be the weekend of August 10-13, 2000. Gregor Hanson has made reservations at the DoubleTree Richland (Hanford House to us). The committee will get together soon. E-mail me with requests/ideas. And mark your calendars, make your plans, save up serious vacation days! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Of course we remember that great little bear...The crazy-quilt dragon was my favorite (next to the Cinnamon bear, of course). I have cassette tapes of all the wife found them and got them as a gift to me! Really great listening...I can remember being totally lost in the story as I listened on the floor in front of the radio. I closed my eyes as I listened and let the images take me wherever that bear and the crazy quilt dragon roamed in their search and really believing Bear's "terrible" growl... : ) The very good treatise on radiation prompted a couple of other memories for me. I guess the point is about how little people understand the issues... A few years ago, somebody from the Seattle area wrote a letter to the editor of the Tri-City Herald. She told how beautiful it is over here but how she was saddened by all the radiation in the air. She suggested we attach a nice fragrance to the radiation so we would know when we were being exposed... When Pam and I lived in Virginia in the early 70s, there was a full-page "expose" on the Hanford site. In one place, it talked about how the reactors at Hanford were dumping hot water in the Columbia and raising the temperature so high that it was killing all the salmon. Temperatures in the deadly river were measured as high as 80+ degrees! All those who have set foot in the Columbia in any given August and nearly been hospitalized for hypothermia know how accurate *that* was... -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: Dick Roberts (49) -- "musings" Advertisements Swim Suits, Sun Suits, Latex, Wool Cotton Denim, Styled For You at Hurt's Apparel These are interesting Dick. The word 'Latex' caught my eye. Can a 49er explain what was happening with Latex? It was 1969 and the word was "plastics." Latex and 1949? (hmmmm - maybe the swimming cap?) -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Patty Snyder Taylor (67) Please add me to the list and send me the Sandstorm. -Patty Snyder Taylor (67) ******************************************** >>From: Jefferson Saunders (69) Greetings to all you 69er fans, Though I'm very busy I plan to arrive in Richland long enough to enjoy a few hours of our 30th Reunion picnic and do a little inline skating along the Columbia bike paths. As Anna Durbin (69) said, "So do us all a favor and come, if you can." We will see you there unless you have other plans ... -Jefferson Saunders (69) ******************************************** >>From: Rosie Valenzuela (69) To Anna Durbin: I was so happy to hear that you will be at our class reunion - Class of '69. Anna is right: do come as is; after all, we have all aged. I have found that life is wonderful, and I am sure as we have gotten older we all miss seeing each other. I am very thankful for my health and being still alive. Classmates, do come; and if anyone needs help in coming let me know - I will help. Alway a friendly class mate, Rosie *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/18/99 ~~ Volume II, Number 8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff in, and one obituary: Dick Roberts (49), Leslee Nelson (61), Carol Converse (64), Lee Chapman (64), Jean Armstrong (64), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Kathy Hartnett (69), Patty Perkins (69), Diane Carpenter (72), Terry Hutson (74), Cecily Riccobuono (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) In response to a reader's inquiry about the advertisement of swimwear in The Sandstorm. I apologize. I mispelled the word. It's Lastex instead of Latex. So what the hell is Lastex? Thanks Ray Gillette (49). I've got enough stuff for about 2-3 more "musings" and then it's off to the reunion. On the way we are stopping in the Sacramento area where Rick Reed is arranging for Ken Ely, Joe Wilson, Rick, and I (all 49ers),, to meet for lunch. If anybody else is out there, please get in touch with Rick for the details. -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Leslee Nelson Weisser (61) I understand you have a web page. [Yep! The magic address is:] I must be looking in the wrong corner of the world because I don't seem to find you. Please help me out with your address. I'm a 1961 graduate of the Richland Bombers now replanted in Renton, Washington. I was raised in Richland, moved there in 1946. I recognize many of the stories. I understand you are putting on the web: the housing (A,B, F, etc. -- I even have a newspaper clipping somewhere with all the original selling prices), the irrigation ditches, etc. etc. I would love to hear more and share some of my memories from time to time. Leslee Nelson Weisser (61) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) What great fun I had this past weekend at our class reunion. Thank you so very very much to all of those who put in their time and made the reunion a very great success!!! This was the best one yet, although it was only the 2nd one I've attended. I so much enjoyed talking with all the people whom I hadn't seen for so many years and catching up on old times. I'm saving my coupon for a free dozen Spudnuts, as the shop was closed on Sunday. They are too good not to use the coupon. >From what I heard, there was quite the turn out for the tour of the high school from past years' reunions. I felt as though I was walking around in a very strange place. Haven't been back to the school since I graduated and so very many changes have occured over the years. Mac Hall still looks the same though. Am looking forward to our 40th in 5 years. Hope EVERYBODY can attend that one. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Lee Chapman (64) Thanks to all for the preparation and a wonderful time - a reality break was good and I know I had a great time with friends who are timeless. Thank You. -Lee Chapman (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Leaving Richland to drive back to the Valley of the Sun. The 35th reunion was GREAT. Many thanks to all who made it possible. It was great to see all my classmates after so many years. Will send more memories when I get home. I miss Richland already. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) To June Smith: Yes! Lying on the floor in front of the big console radio listening to the Cinnamon Bear. The Crazy Quilt Dragon has stuck in my mind all these years. To Teddy Cadd: I remember your mom, Polly, when I was a little girl. Polly Cadd, the name rolls off my tongue, along with Polly Heid, Gail Alexander, Haddiethel Rudolf. I remember your mom as such a nice, friendly person. How is she? -Patty de la Bretonne (65) (daughter of Inez) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hartnett Mitchell (69) I can't believe all the reunion talk hasn't truly inspired even the stodgiest, chubbiest of us all to want to check out the crowd, to down a few spuds, and, for a brief moment, to return to those times which, though traumatic then, now are the things memories are made of. The sad part to me is that I've been in contact with a few classmates who still live in the area and aren't planning to attend!!! WHY NOT??? Some of us are traveling 100's or 1,000's of miles to be in your back least come out and play with us!!! See you all Friday afternoon at the DoubleTree. -Kathy Hartnett Mitchell (69) ******************************************** >>From: Patty Perkins-Courson (69) I've been reading with interest the many memories of former classmates. I'm delighted that someone else talks about the Cinnamon Bear. I have it on cassette and played it for my kids when they were younger. They didn't get it. No video. Now I play it for my grandchildren. It's a fond memory of a simpler time. -Patty Perkins-Courson (69) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) To Alice Hanthorn-Johnson (59): My four children listen to the Cinnamon Bear every December - we have it on tape. My step-father, Bill Blalock, used to have a home business buying and selling tapes of old radio shows and he introduced us to the Bear -a very beloved tradition. I'm also familiar with the Shadow. When our family went camping, we would all get into the tent at night and listen to our dad's tapes - no one fell asleep till the mystery was over. Lots of fun. -Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) Now that boat race weekend is over, just have to share some of the memories that I had when I was a kid. I remember going to some of the "Miss Tri-City" pageants when I was younger. Always thought they were pretty cool but still to this day find it demeaning for the bathing suit competitions. My dad, Jerry Hutson, was also the Sponsor (along with the Gaslight) of the Miss Budweiser, when she came into town. I remember Bernie Little coming to our home and having dinner with us on several occasions, not to mention playing cards at our dining room table. What a fun guy (but what a womanizer). I remember all the pens we would get and also our share of unlimited pit passes. And the dinners he would throw when we traveled to Seattle were quite extravagant! I remember once he offered my dad a job with the pit crew to travel the U.S. My dad never took it even though you could see the gleam in my dad's eyes. It was tempting, I'm sure. After all the years that followed and Boat Races came and went I still followed the Miss Budweiser. Not to mention the wild parties we use to have in the park (my mother will never know about some of those parties.....she'd kill me). A few years ago, I went to one of the time trials and introduced myself to Bernie Little. Couldn't believe he still remembered me as he gave me a hug and still had that gleam in his eye and said some nice things about my dad. The boats have changed quite a bit since I was younger. But between you and me, I still like the older ones. They were exciting, loud and had a rooster tail that wouldn't quit. Now that was a boat race! -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono-McClanahan (77) I have so much fun reading the daily entries. So many things that I had forgotten. Some things that only a true Richlander would know: green cans on the porch, doors behind the sinks, prefabs, A & B frames. Some things almost makes Richland seem like a "Stepford" kind of place. My father, Phil Riccobuono, retired from Hanford several years ago, but I remember so well the green cans that would mysteriously show up on the porch. I would ask my mother what they were for, and she would always respond with the same, "Just something for your father". I also remember the badge he had to wear. Behind it were all those weird looking squares. Some were different colors. For years, I never really knew exactly what my father's job was. Later I learned that he was a Radiation Monitor, and I still really couldn't tell you what he did. I know he got a lot of vacation time!! Marjo Vinther talked about when Mr. McCluskey got injured, and was taken to that "special" place. He and my father were very good friends, and my father was one of the monitors called to come "clean up". I remember him telling me how eerie it was being in there. He said that everyone was in special gear that looked like something astronauts would wear, and, in the middle of the room, was poor Mr. McCluskey, lying on a special bed. He was conscious, but not speaking. I remember mostly the media blowing the whole thing way out of proportion. Martha Brighton's dad was the acting Dr., and I remember being at their house, and he was getting calls from all the major networks to do interviews. CBS wanted to fly over the devastated area. My family got calls from relatives back east to see if we were ok. I don't know if anyone recalls the article that PEOPLE magazine did on the story. One when it happened, then one when Mr. McCluskey died about 10 years after. He did die of cancer, not natural causes, as some have thought. On a happier subject. It's almost Fair time, and I'm hoping to hear from more 77 alumni. It's my understanding that Michael will be doing two shows. Can anyone confirm this for me? Anyway, hope to see ALL Bomber alumni there, and if all goes well, a class of 77 get-together after the show, or the next day!!!!! -Cecily Riccobuono-McClanahan (77) ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from TC-Herald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) >>Stuart "Rennie" Willoughby, Class of '55 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/19/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I'm back!!! Thanks to Richard Anderson (60) for getting the Alumni Sandstorm out while I was in Richland for the 35th reunion of the class of '64! -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff in: Cliff Judd (49), Dick Roberts (49), Al Hester (50), Dick Epler (52), Al Parker (53), Carol Ann Hollingsworth (55), Bob Mattson (64), Gary Behymer (64), Jim Hodgson (64), Kerry Kelly (64), Debbie Lien (69), Daniel Laybourn (70), Cecily Riccobuono (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) Dick Harris (49) I just got back from Alaska and have been going through the 40 or so Sandstorms on my computer. What have you been smoking?? There wasn't a day that your scooter could run with my Cushman. Do you have that 51 Ford rebuilt yet?? Dick Roberts (49) Have I found the road for your motor home. The Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek to Fairbanks is a great trip, mush better road than I-5. Have you made the trip yet?? Trying to find the old Alaska Highway that my dad worked on is like trying to find Route 66 or Columbia Hi. The old highway has been totally replaced. See you at the reunion. Bomber cheers -Cliff Judd (49) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) For those interested in Lastex, Carol Tyner Roberts (52) tells me that it was an elasticized fabric used in swim wear. She had a black and pink suit made from the material which was form fitting and more than adequately displayed the curves. We have a picture of Carol and some other bathing beauties, perched on top of a new Buick convertible for one of the Richland Days Parade. Now I remember why we married. Some of the other beauties on the car are Bev Wilkerson, Andrea Moore and Carolyn Hall. Three others we can't identify. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wednesday morning musings from The Sandstorm - 1948-1949 Pic Of The Gang Bill Tyner, academic senior math major has been the Bomber basketball manager for two years and track manager for one year and is a member of the Letterman's Club. He plans to go to Washington State College after he has completed his four year sentence here at Col-Hi. Some of his favorites are auto mechanics, basketball, track and he especially likes eating steaks. Bill hails from Wichita, Kansas, and has been a student at Col-Hi for four years. Bill has brown hair, blue eyes and is six feet tall and is commonly known by all as "Greek". Meet The Seniors An editor's job is pretty hard And this one's done her best. What's the P.I. got the "Sandstorm" hasn't? She's the best editor in the west. (Margie Perkins) She's president of the G.A.A. A job well done, I'd say. She's rather tall, cute too She'd be pleased if guessed by you. (Jean Badenoch) Hair of black Eyes that gleam A good answer to some boy's dream (Grace Sledge) SENIORS RULE COL-HI FOR ONE DAY Student Administration Governs High (A great picture) Marion Fulz, girl's advisor; Jim Doyle, principal; Vern Lawson, vice principal; and Royal West, boy's advisor, hold top positions on Senior Day. (Photo by Rob Johnson) Senior Scribblings by Pat Rutt and Marlene Morton Most of the seniors are thinking right now of what they are going to do after graduation. Jobs don't look too plentiful this summer although some students are already employed. Some of the girls were even thinking about going to Arabia to look for a job, but they were soon discouraged. After asking some seniors what they planned to do after graduation, these are some of the answers we received: Jim McMillan- Go back to West Virginia Carolyn Hall- Go to W.S.C. next year. Marjorie Hoschouer- Attend Denver University. Rebert Ryals- Go to WSC and study pre-law. Zada Hopkins- Get married. Glenn Turner- Probably go to Colorado University Shirley Loveberry- Go back to Indiana, probably go to school. Perfect Athlete After much consideration, the sports editors have chosen the qualifications of a perfect athlete. Now see if you agree. Looks- Arty Hammons Muscle Coordinator- Don Fisher Speed- Walt Hyrkas Build- Rex Davis Deceptiveness- Jack Davis Height- Chuck McElroy Weight- Ray King Cooperation- Jim Chubb Showy- Dick Dawald Spotlight On Sports, By Dick Roberts and Ray King Chaos in the tennis ladder!! Ray Gillette, number one man on the tennis squad has been dropped two matches by a pair of hustlers, Rem Ryals and Barry Smith. (Sorry, Ray) Rick Reed has been seen swinging a mean racket lately. Golfing has been introduced to the athletic curriculum of Richland. Good news to boys like Vern Lawson who have been playing golf for years. Meet The Team- Rex Davis, who specializes in pole vaulting, is a senior, weighs 150 lbs. and is about 5'10" tall. Rex lettered in track last year, and his official pole vault record os 10' 3". He is going to be a coach or teach P.E. He plans to attend WSC. Yell Leaders Voted Upon Patti Cole, a frosh, who hails from Wenatchee. Her favorite food is chery pie alamode. Patti dislikes people who can't take a joke. She hopes to improve the school pep next year and wants a bigger turnout at the games. Fred Barker, a brown haired, brown eyed junior. Fred was born in Santa Cruz, CA. French fries and girls are among Fred's favorites and cold weather seems to be his pet peeve. This is his fourth year in Richland. Dave Tillson is also a member of the junior class. This is the second year Dave has been elected cheerleader. He favors banana cream pie. Dave promises "some new cheers" and thinks the students themselves must work to improve pep. My favorite cheer: Locomotive, locomotive Steam, steam, Pull together, pull together, Team, team. Locomotive, steam, Pull together team, Richland High is on the beam! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And, that's enough. -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Al Hester (50) Re: Roberts Musings This is just to add my thanks for the work Dick Roberts (49) did on his Sandstorm "musings." It really did bring the memories for some of us "silver-haired (or no-haired) Bombers. -Al Hester, Class of 50 ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) I appreciated the recent contributions of Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) and Marjo Vinther Burt (77) regarding Mr. McCluskey's nuclear accident. While I was in the vicinity when the accident happened, I was on the east coast at the time of Mr. McCluskey's death. I do recall, however, that at the time of his death, Mr. McCluskey had cancer, but I'm not sure that cancer was actually listed as one of the causes of death on his autopsy report. It's an important point raised by Cecily in her recent post. If Mr. McCluskey was in his mid-60's at the time of the incident (as stated by Marjo) and died around 10 years later, then he would have reached the life expectancy for his generation. Almost all people who reach their life expectancy can be expected to have cancer in their bodies. Many in the medical community believe that cancer is one of the natural causes of death, since, as we age, our biological clocks seem to gradually turn off resulting in cancer as the cells are no longer able to faithfully replicate themselves. In the above sense, Mr. McCluskey could be said to have died of natural causes. Nevertheless, even if cancer was mentioned as a cause of death I would be interested in the phraseology, as I know Medical Examiners are under increasing pressure to list various causes of death (like cancer) as an aid in generating research money. And then, of course, as one of the few nuclear medical cases, Mr. McCluskey was special. I suspect many of our activist friends were interested in his autopsy report. Perhaps Dr. Willard Ule (73), who currently is a medical examiner and sometimes contributor to the Sandstorm, would know some of the details of his autopsy report. I apologize for the nature of these questions. Mr. McCluskey was a human being with many caring relatives and friends and doesn't deserve to be discussed in this manner. Nevertheless, it would be helpful if the details already reported in the news media could be verified in order to correct some long held misconceptions about the dangers of nuclear energy. One last comment on the potential for nuclear explosions at Hanford (or any other nuclear facility). Cecily mentioned that "CBS wanted to fly over the devastated area" under the assumption that a nuclear explosion had to have caused a great deal of damage. This assumption comes from a misunderstanding of how nuclear explosions are created and maintained. While it is true that the fissioning of a single atom will release approximately 100,000,000 times more energy than a simple rearrangement of the electrons in the atom's shells (i.e., a chemical explosion), the task of maintaining succeeding generations of fissioning atoms is actually very difficult. Chemical explosions tend to be self-sustaining so long as fuel and oxygen are available. Nuclear explosions, on the other hand, have to take place in a time short enough (like ten nanoseconds) to permit several fission generations to occur before the mass expands sufficiently (a few centimeters) to go non-critical. In other words, unlike chemical explosions, nuclear explosions always work to extinguish themselves, which is a big problem for nuclear bomb builders. Outside of a nuclear device specifically designed as a bomb, the danger from accidental nuclear explosions is primarily from radiation, which can often be extensively reduced by prompt medical attention. This is something Hollywood and the news media should know -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Al Parker (53) TO: Dick Roberts (49) who said on 8/18/99 Sandstorm: "In response to a reader's inquiry about the advertisement of swim wear in The Sandstorm. I apologize. I misspelled the word. It's Lastex instead of Latex. So what the hell is Lastex?" Answer: Lastex is your most previous spouse. -Al Parker (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Ann Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Dear Sandstorm: In about 1955, my father wrote the Alma Mater for RHS. It was sung to the tune of "The Halls of Ivy", a song the choir was doing at the time. I think it was accepted at the time as the official Alma Mater but I have never heard anything more about it and since I did not live nearby, I never heard it sung. Does anyone remember this song and do they still sing it? It went like this: Oh, we love our fair Columbia As we see her in our dream Looking o'er the infant city To her namesake's loyal stream As its mighty tide, resistless Surges onward to the sea So, may our own Columbia's course Forever, onward be And as the years go by We'll sing her praises high Rememb'ring once again her pride and fame And tho we may depart A corner of each heart Will cherish evermore, the hallowed name of Columbia, fair Columbia Where we learned of loyalty And we shall not forget that lesson Through eternity! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -Carol Ann Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Mattson (64) Yes, a big thank you to all the Bombers who put this reunion together. I wanted a picture of the Tri-City landscape to take home with me. I went to Columbia Center and looked in the John Clement (66) Gallery and found a photo picture of the desert and sky with Rattlesnake Mountain in the distance. I guess that will hold me over until the 40th reunion. Not only was it nice to play a round of golf on a different course, but to play it with some life-long friends made it another good memory of Richland's Bomber family. Later, -Bob Mattson (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hodgson (64) I, too, would like to say thanks for all the effort that was put into the reunion. That sort of organization puts me in awe. It was truly a blessing to see so many faces and remember how we behaved in those days. The Horn Rapids Golf Course was a blast and, to Steve and Kenny, the exercise was not that bad. My wife, son and daughter really enjoyed the day. Bob and John, you forgot to tell us our scores! I am looking forward to the next reunion already. If any of you get to Wenatchee at Apple Blossom time or if you attend Husky Band Day in the Fall our Quilcene School Band will be there. Till we meet again. -Jim Hodgson (64) ******************************************** >>From: Kerry Kelly Compton (64) Thanks to the wonderful organizers of the 35th reunion. I simply paid my money, arrived, had a great time, and left - but Gail, Leslie, Darlene and other members of the committee worked on this for months. I am already looking forward to the 40th and trying to decide whom I will convince to come of the people who have never been to a reunion. This time it was Diane Hill and she was so happy she came. It's hard for people to understand that we can have such a great time with each other every five years and that the experience can be such a healing one. It is really gratifying that Milly came from so far away - and seeing Hector was also a thrill. And, as for Margaret Weeks. . . how do you explain to the outside world that we have people at our reunions who left town before they ever went to high school! I agree with Larry Holloway: the boat trip was well worth the time and money. That part of the river is incredibly beautiful. -Kerry Kelly Compton (64) ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Lien Gieszler (69) Re: Mr. McCluskey It was interesting reading Marjo Vinther's (77) and Cecily Riccobuono's (77) memories concerning Mr. McCluskey's accident on August 30, 1976. I work in the internal dosimetry group at Battelle, and my coworkers monitored Mr. McCluskey after his accident until his death in 1987. We have several detailed files about his accident, and I read through some of it today. For the technical information, I read the article in the Health Physics Journal that Marjo mentioned, which is vol. 69, no. 3, September 1995. It stated that Mr. McCluskey's death was due to cardiorespiratory failure, not cancer. It also mentioned that he had several pre-existing health conditions at the time of his accident. It is all very sad, but part of his file contained articles and news clippings about Mr. McCluskey, himself, and how he dealt with this disaster. The one that impressed me the most was the article he wrote to Guideposts. His article was full of hope, and how his faith kept him going. From what I've read, he tried to make the best out of a bad situation. He must have been a very brave man. I wish I could have met him. -Debbie Lien Gieszler (69) ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn (70) A little bit of a new look and additions for the Class of 70... check it out! Click on [1970] -Daniel Laybourn (70) ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) To my brother, Clark Riccobuono (71): Happy 46th birthday!! You're the best brother a sister could ask for. See you this week-end!! Love you, -Cecily, aka, Sota *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/20/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff in: Mona Jetton (52), Carol Ann Hollingsworth Sherry Nugent (62), Ken Dall (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mona Jetton Davis (52) Dick Epler (52) mentioned the death of Mr. McCluskey and that perhaps Dr. Willard Ule (73) might have further information on the cause of his death. At the present time Dr. Ule is in the hospital undergoing surgery. In case any one out there would like to send a card to encourage him, I know he would appreciate it. -Mona Jetton Davis (52) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Ann Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Hi - Just signed on a page by S. Cherrington and had the Alma Mater Song on it. Boy, was I surprised. Tried to e mail her to see if she can add Dad's name as the composer of the lyrics. Would mean a lot to me and my family. His name was William Hollingsworth 1898-1975. He wrote many fight songs also. Loved to do it and loved RHS and the Bombers, he even wrote a poem about coach Dawald when Dawald's son was born. Anyway, could whoever put that Alma Mater song lyrics in the web page, please contact me. Would love to know how they obtained it. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin, Class of 55 ******************************************** >>From: Sherry Nugent Dupuy (62) To Carol Ann Hollingsworth Entrikin (55): Not only do I remember it, I still sing it in the privacy of my shower every so often. The melody is haunting and beautiful, the words were a prophecy. Belated thanks to your Dad. -Sherry Nugent Dupuy (62) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Dall (64) Greetings from New Jersey. I too, wanted to extend my thanks and appreciation to those who helped organize our "class of 1964 35th reunion". I had not attended a reunion since our 20th in 1984 and it was wonderful to see so many classmates attend and enjoy each others company. After reading the "35th reunion booklet", I was astonished to see how many class of '64 alumni who still reside in the tri-cities or within driving distance that did not attend the reunion.... You all missed out on a great two days!! I, for one, will not miss another one.... The long trip from New Jersey was worth it... Especially to play golf with Steve Denler (sorry I took all your money), Gary Carlson, & Gene Ginther and also Jim Hodgson, "Tuna" Mattson, "Fletch" Fletcher. To the "greeting committee" of Jamie Worley, Jan Bell, Gail Franz, Kathy Hoff, Darlene Huesties, Dawn Bern, June Perkins and Kathy Roe.... I forgive you for mistaking me for Terry Waltman.... By the way, I didn't hear you screaming out "There's Kenny Dall!" when Terry came through the door. Terry... Maybe you and I can attend the 40th together so they can tell the difference. It was also great to spend some time with Tom "Stretch" Alkire, Mary Bailey, Judy Boggs, Sharon Brown, Leo Bustad, Bill Compton, Terry and April Jones, Terry Liechty, Paula Jill Lyons, Jo Miles, Kenny Peterson, Connie Phillips, Gary Setbacken, Ray Stein, Frank Stratton, Paul Tampien, Bill and Cherrie Scott, and Kathy Wersen. During the reunion program, the question was asked "would all the people who have ever kissed Don Gana please stand up".... And every woman from the class of 64' immediately rose to their feet... Great job, Gana.... I suppose you had some explaining to do to your young bride... I felt the "chill" all the way across the room. To my friends Bill Rulon and Steve Denler, thanks for your life-long friendship... Have never laughed so hard "telling stories" and reminding each other of the wacko things we did growing up.... How in the world did we ever become adults... Maybe we're not yet? Special accolades go to Gary Behymer and Maren Smyth for their efforts and time on the "Alumni Sandstorm". Without being introduced to the site this spring, I probably would have never attended the 35th... And now I know what a terrible mistake that would have been. After reviewing the names of our 37 classmates who are know longer with us....." Dance like there is no one watching". My very best to all the class of 64.... And all the Bombers who had the opportunity to grow in Richland... It really is a special place. -Ken Dall (64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/21/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Harris (49), Marilyn DeVine (52), Jamie Worley (64), Robert Shipp (64), Lynda Rhodes (65), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Cecily Riccobuono (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) Here is Dick Roberts' (49) favorite cheer: Locomotive, locomotive Steam, steam, Pull together, pull together, Team, team. Locomotive, steam, Pull together team, Richland High is on the beam! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here's a few more: Oh You Bombers! Ohhhh, youuuuuu Bombers, fight, fight! Ohhhh, youuuuuu Bombers, fight, fight! Fight, Bombers, Fight! We're With You Team! We're with you team, go get 'em! We're with you team, go get 'em! We're with you team, we're with you team, gooooo get 'em! Fight Team Fight! Fight 'em team, fight 'em! Fight 'em team, fight 'em! Fight 'em, team, Fight 'em, team, Fight Fight, Fight 'em! Beat 'Em Team! Beat 'em team, beat 'em! Beat 'em team, beat 'em! Beat 'em team, Beat 'em team, Beat, beat, beat 'em! O.K. Bombers of the '40's, what other cheers did we do? You know, we'll have to do a few for the Grand 50th of the Class of '49 and all of the other reunion attendees next month. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cliff Judd, '49, are you kidding! Those Cushman Scooters, with their centrifugal clutches were still thinking about getting started down the road, when we were already at our destination, having a soda! Besides, I didn't have to get over to Walla Walla to the nearest Cushman dealer for parts. I could just go to the nearest junk dealer and get something that would work! Yeh! We did have a lot of fun with the motor scooters! Do you remember the Salisbury Scooter? Now, that was something! However, it didn't take most of us too long to learn that a car, with doors and windows, could be pretty cool, too! Cliff, good to hear from you! -Dick Harris '49 ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: 'Em' DeVine Dow (52) Date: Thu Aug 19 02:58:44 1999 Just signing up! Hi Everyone Class of 52)...gosh, I feel old! Not very many names listed that I recognize. Guess I've been gone too long. But I have kids and grand-kids in Richland so get down there to visit from time to time. I'm still in Alaska but getting closer and closer to leaving. I haven't got this internet thing quite figured out, yet. Argh! But at least I'm trying! If you think you knew me, send me a note! I hear from Bev Smith Jochen (52) and Marilyn Baird (60, I think) and I enjoyed seeing Dick and Kay Mitchell Coates' web page. That's it for this time, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [and to the Sandstorm, she writes...] Hi, is anyone out there? This is Marilyn DeVine Dow (52). But I go by "Em", now, so don't confuse me with the person I used to be! I feel like a real stranger, I've been gone so long. Special thanks to Luana Ivers Portch (52), Bev Smith Jochen (52), and especially Marilyn Baird Singletary (60), for her constant "baby- sitting" while I try to figure out this computer- age stuff and all the complex details which go with it! (Yes, I know and I don't care, that the forgoing sentence ended with a preposition. That is a stupid rule and I'm glad to see more and more people ignoring it! Okay, so I'm becoming a rebel in my old age!) Anyway, anybody out there who remembers me, drop a line, okay? Not all my memories of the "good ol' days" were "good", but there are lots of really super things, too. Like the times we'd go out to the irrigation ditch in West Richland and play surf board by tying the board to the car and driving up and down the road! Or walking home from the High Spot in a down- pour thunder and lightning storm. (By then, we lived up Lee hill on Cottonwood, so it was a long walk.) Somehow the rain seemed warmer in those days! Or those Sunday afternoons when a bunch of buddies would come over and my folks would let us roll up the living room carpet and we'd dance and dance. Sometimes we'd play cards or board games and, of course, we always ate and ate and ate! Is there a length limit to these communications? Well, take care and write sometime....Em -Em (aka Marilyn) DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: Jamie Worley Hills (64) What a wonderful reunion for the class of '64. As someone who has attended all the reunions, I can truly say they only get better. To the organizing committee, THANK YOU! What a fantastic job each of you did I agree with Ken Dall (whom I did not mistake for Terry Waltman) there are too many who live in the Tri Cities and do not attend. Why is that? Larry Holloway and Kerry Kelly are right, the Hanford Reach tour is well worth the time and money. What pristine beauty. Thanks again everyone, hope to see even more at the 40th. Best wishes, -Jamie Worley Hills (64) ******************************************** >>From: Robert Shipp (64) Add my name to the list of those who want to express profound thanks to Gail, Kathy and the rest of the committee for the great job they did on last weekend's reunion. Those who didn't attend missed out on a great time. My wife and I took the boat tour up the Columbia on Saturday morning. Although I drive up that way to work every day, it was completely different seeing the area from the river. Thanks again for a fantastic party. -Robert Shipp (64) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Lynda Rhodes (65) Date: Thu Aug 19 08:24:39 1999 It is so wonderful to see names in print I haven't seen in years. I would love to be added to the directory. Does anyone have an extra yearbook? I lost mine along my journey. -Lynda Rhodes (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) To Ken Dall, I'm from the class of 65, but all those names you rolled off from the reunion of '64 really gave me a nostalgic feeling. Even from the 7th grade I was keenly aware of the people in the classes above me. I quietly admired many of those people you mentioned. And noticed them all, I guess, because faces swam before my eyes as I read. I felt like that insecure underclassperson again. Would really love to see some of the people from other classes. I guess I need to try to make it to Richland to crash other reunions sometimes. Thanks for the memories. Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) I was also pleased to see the mention of the Alma Mater. I remember at the end of each football or basketball game, we in the band would play the Fight Song and the Alma Mater. No one would leave the stands until we were done. The same was true at pep assemblies. The tradition was lost somewhere along the line. Does the band play it now? I remember that the fight song was arranged by band director David Harry. I about choked when I saw the version played by the big boys at Wazzu. (Being a Husky, I choke a lot about Wazzu. Sorry, couldn't resist!) All that aside, did he also arrange the Alma Mater? Do any band members remember his arrangement of Pomp and Circumstance that read "DS ad Nauseum" at the bottom of the page? With the size of the graduation classes in the late 60's, we were "nauseated" by the time we finally got everyone properly marched in. The other night on "Happy Days" (Bless Nickelodeon), Richie brought in dry cleaning covered with a paper bag. We used to take those bags, cut arm and head holes, color them and voila! instant Indian costume. The wondrous thing about dry cleaning then was the pickup and delivery service. I didn't know you could drop off clothes at the cleaners for years. And finally -- school starts in a week. I used to love the evening after the first day. We would take the grubby list of supplies we so painstakingly copied off the chalkboard to Densows and pick out the crayons -- the higher the grade, the bigger the box, until we got up to the big one with the built in sharpener, tablet or three-hole punched notebook paper and binder (big kids only), and the ever popular Number 2 pencils. I don't remember buying pens, but we must have gotten them from somewhere. Quite a few of mine were black and stamped US Government. I spent $20 last week at Staples for my RHS Class of 2000 son and will probably end up going back again next Monday evening to pick up the rest of the "goodies" he needs. Ah, for the simpler life!! -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) To Dick Epler (52), and Debbie Lien Gieszler (69): Thank-you for knowledge with regards to Mr. McCluskey. My Father said he was a very nice man. I agree that Hollywood does need to be better educated on radiation. People are so fearful of something they know nothing about. I have lived in the Vancouver, WA. area for almost 20 years, and I am still amazed at the bad press Hanford gets. Rarely is there anything written that has a positive tone to it. Does anyone remember the expose that I think CBS did on Richland several years ago? I remember that it was a very negative portrayal, and that it made a lot of people angry. One part that I remember is them making a big deal of our high school alumni being called the Bombers, and that our mascot was a bomb, and the logo was a mushroom cloud. To outsiders it may appear a bit strange, but for those of us who had the privilege to be a Richland Bomber, it will always stand as a symbol of pride, and a heritage I wouldn't trade for anything. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/22/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff in: Ray Gillette (49), Kathy LeCount (62), Gary Behymer (64), Tom Alkire (64), Lee Bush (68), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Terry Morgan (69), Kathy Wheat (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) To Dick Harris (49) Well, I don't know if it would qualify as a cheer exactly but it always generated lots of fan noise in the heat of a tight game. Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar All for Richland, Stand up and Holler. Is anyone in contact with Dave Tillson (50)? I'll bet he could give us a few cheers. Heard that he lives in Salt Lake City. -Ray Gillette '49 ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Kathy LeCount Sciamanda (62) Date: Sat Aug 21 17:43:45 1999 How are you? Jane Walker Hill (62) just told me about this page, what a hoot! I'm still looking around it, but thought I'd get my two cents in before I forget and go on to something else. (I'm still suffering from attention deficit disorder, I refuse to call it senility.) Thumb nail sketch..... Haven't made it to a reunion since the 25th in 1987. Since then I got married again, had another daughter who just turned 11 (24 years between my oldest and youngest), graduated WSU and presently QC for an organization that provides homes for developmentally disabled adults. I've got to get going, hubby Eric and I have to finish up a pasture fence for two lab pups who need corralling. Question. Do labs ever stop chewing? This is my first experience with lab puppies, I'm beginning to really wonder if I can out last them..... -Kathy LeCount Sciamanda (62) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Here are those 'classmates/alumni sites again. Add your name at no cost at all of these sites so that 'special' person might be able to find you. Classmates Site: Reunion Hall SchoolNews World Alumni Net Here is the 'Now & Then' web site that Terry Liechty did for the Class of 1964. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Alkire (64) Now seems like a good time to weigh in with those who have thanked our '64 classmates who made the 35th reunion such a fine event. Thank you Gail, Leslie, Darlene, Kathy, Teresa, Bill Scott and all the others who made this possible. We've all been through enough organizing of events from Little League to Boy Scouts to graduation parties, weddings, wedding anniversaries and so on to know how much work it takes to put a large group of people in a room, slack their thirst, fill their bellies and publish a great reunion book as well. Thanks, too, to Gary and Maren for organizing this communication forum that seemed to stimulate a great attendance. My wife and I both had a great time. I've kept busy the past week trying to keep straight the million conversations I had during two long evenings with Lars Lih, Jo Miles, Fletch, Bill C., Kerry C., Teresa, Dawn, Jamie, June Perkins, Leo B., Wally, Terry Jones, Tom Clement, Frank S., Lee Chapman, Don Gana, Jim Hodgson, Coach Rex Davis (49), Kenny Dahl, Steve D., Jan Bell, Kathy R., and others whom slip my memory now. And thanks to Gary S. for the fine Cuban. Others whom I missed seeing and hope to see at the 40th include Bix, D. Doud, Marshall Smith, Ralph Fairweather, and Gunnar Haglund. Derry G. was missed, as usual, along with a few others such as Mark Browne and Wendy C. whom we've seen for the last time. It is probably in the nature of reunions, but it never ceases to amaze me that you can walk into a room full of people, most whom you haven't seen in five or ten years and feel immediately at ease, as though only a year or two has passed instead of decades. Instead of encountering a room full of strangers you feel as though you've come home, home to your first home, the one that sticks to you regardless of where you go or what you do. Thanks again and see you at the 40th. -Tom Alkire (64) ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) Re: Mina Jo Gerry Payson Wazzu Slam 8-21-99 Dear Mina Jo: Your comment in the Alumni Sandstorm: "Being a Husky, I choke a lot about Wazzu. Sorry, couldn't resist!" I do believe has opened a new venue in the annals of Alumni Sandstorm history. Being a fellow classmate, I was going to overlook your comment. But being an even more loyal Wazzu alum, it deserves a response. Come on fellow Cougs!! Everyone e-mail Mina Jo and try to convert her from her evil past. It's not too late to change and become a Cougar (Hey, if Darth Vader can come around to being a decent sort of fellow in the third episode, there is hope for you). I don't think you should talk about choking, after all which team spoiled the Huskies chances three years in a row in going to the Rose Bowl and equally destroyed their chances for a National Championship? What? A little louder! Who? That's right, WAZZU!!! What was that I just heard? A Huskie choking on, of all things, a fur ball!! Fur, that's all that is left on the turf of Husky Stadium for the dawgs to lick up after the Cougars come to town. Being the nice guy I am, I won't mention that the year Wazzu went to the Rose Bowl, the Huskies were supposed to win. Didn't happen, did it? Take care, Mina Jo, and be sure not to choke, but if you do, dial 9-1-1 for help; and hope that a Wazzu paramedic doesn't show up! In all sincerity, nice reading your submission to the Alumni Sandstorm. I remember singing the Fight song and Alma Mater after the football games, that's called Bomber Pride!! -Lee Bush (68) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Morgan Dart (69) A while ago I had asked if anyone knew the whereabouts of Ann Jernigan... until now, I did not have her graduation year, She's in class of '51. I have a friend, Don Truax, here in Portland, OR who went to music school with her...he would like to get in touch. Thanks for any help. Anyone from class of 1969 who is at the reunion this weekend, have a great time. -Terry Morgan Dart, 1969 ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) Re: Idaho Little League We have had an unexpected wonderful experience the last 12 days at the San Bernadino Little League Tournament in California. My 12 year old son, Stephen, is the second baseman on the Idaho team who won the Western Regional Championship and we will be leaving tonight for the next 8 days to attend the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. All you Bomber Alumni, please cheer us on. Stephen's first three games will be televised on ESPN 2 Mon Tues & Wed at 5:00 pacific time. Tune in if you can. It has been an experience of a lifetime. I'll update you when we get back and hope you all can join in the celebration, Bomber style! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/23/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff in: Marilyn Baird (60), Kathy Wersen (64), Mary Beth Meyer (64), Barb Gile (67), Dyanna Cook (67), Brad Wear (71), Carolyn Rish (72), Rick Brown (72) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary (60) How about: Rah Rah Ree, Kick them in the knee! Rah Rah Rass, Kick them in the other knee! When is the Fair coming to town? Have a Bomber Day. -Marilyn Baird (60) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wersen Alder (64) I want to also thank the folks who put on the 35th reunion. That's Gail, Darlene, Leslie, Theresa, Kathy, Bill Scott, Gary and Maren. It was great! I had so much fun talking to everyone there - even if I had to look at the tags to see the names! I just got home after using the opportunity to visit with my older son, Jeff, and his family in Tacoma, Washington, for a week. Can't wait to get back all the pictures taken at the reunion. Thanks again to everyone I talked with at the reunion and for a great time. -Kathy Wersen Alder (64) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Beth Meyer Lawson (64) MANY thanks to all who helped make our 35th reunion another great event! It wa worth the trip from Dallas (Big D) to Richland to see so many OLD friends!!! :) It was also wonderful that Gary and Maren were acknowledged for all their hard work on this Bomber site!!! I'm looking forward to the 40th already! Thanks, again to all who worked long and hard on the week-end! -Mary Beth Meyer Lawson (64) ******************************************** >>From: Barb Gile Larsen (67) Here is a great connection for RHS to the Legion (17-18yr olds) World's Series being played now in Middleton, Conn. After going thru District, State and Regional playoffs only 8 teams from the thousands that began this trek are now in the World Series. Kennewick, Wa is there, and so is a team from Mn, called Tri- City Red, which my husband, Jeff Larsen (67) coaches. He was enjoying a conversation with the coach of the Kennewick team, and imagine his surprise to find out that this guy graduated from RHS also, Phil Jones (69). It is a coincidence that defies probability. Jeff enjoyed his visit with Phil. Both teams have won two games, and if they continue to win 2 more (they are playing in different pools), they could end up playing each other for the championship game. (that will be on ESPN August 30th). Good luck to both teams & coaches!! A few comments after reading the postings - I also remember the "specimen collection box"- I was pretty young, and it seemed so odd to me that I finally had to confirm it with my Mom. I also remember the "sandman" - I often suspect this was a rumor started by some parents who wanted to keep the parking at the river down to a minimum. I do remember being scared by the stories tho. One of my more vivd memories regarding the Hanford Site was all those signs posted that said "Stop, do not get out - do not take any pictures" ,etc. I sort of remember patrols out, too. It would be interesting to read a history of the area and compare it with the memories. When my dad first started work out there it was so hush-hush that he had trouble getting checks cashed out of town. It wasn't even listed on any map. Getting excited about our upcoming visit to Richland next month. (we're in Seattle for a wedding, and won't miss a chance for those Spudnuts) Haven't been there in 20 years - bet it's changed a lot. Keep up the good work - enjoy the reading! -Barb Gile Larsen '67 ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Dyanna Cook Forsythe (67) Date: Sun Aug 22 14:49:52 1999 please add me to the class of 1967's list I went away for a few years to Seattle area and Salem area but moved back to Richland because I loved the weather here and now work for snail mail - the Postal Service. -Dyanna Cook Forsythe (67) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Kathy Wheat Fife (79): Congratulations to your son on winning the Regional Championship and advancing to a National Tournament. Few people realize what the level of preparation is for a team to even make it as far as a regional let alone a national championship opportunity. I coach both 'travel' and high school roller hockey and ice hockey teams in Plano, Texas. We have been fortunate to have qualified for a total of 13 National Championships over the last six years, but have won only one. Just having the opportunity to attend one of these is an honor for the players in and of itself for the most part it been a life altering event for most of the kids I have coached. Take pictures of everything I regret not being able to do that and although I still visualize the events I wish I had pictures. Again congratulations and just remember "Everyone has the will to win, but few have the will to prepare to win." -Brad Wear '71 ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Carolyn Rish Moore (72) Date: Sun Aug 22 14:04:56 1999 Please add my name to the alumni list. Thank-you, -Carolyn Rish Moore (72) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Brown (72) I just returned to Seattle after a weekend visit in Richland with my partner, David. I was showing him the old haunts and regaling him with stories of the old days. Reading the Alumni Sandstorm has helped a lot keeping those memories fresh. We were lucky enough to see a swarm of 15 to 20 Nighthawks as we drove into town. My tour included a trip to Bateman Island, the old "drivers training course" (abandoned streets of North Richland), Col High, our house on Van Giesen St., the old Mayfair Market on Thayer where I worked while in High School and "the Fingernail". So much has changed! I kept saying "this used to be... Arctic Circle / Malleys / Christ The King convent / etc." We had hoped to get some Spudnuts but my timing was off (closed on Sundays). Its difficult to find a piece of childhood after so many years by driving down streets and looking at buildings. Thank you all who have written in and shared memories that keep the past alive. Rick Brown (72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/24/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and one Falcon today: Ralph Myrick (51), Al Parker (53), Carol Purkhiser (56), Jim Vache (64), Teresa DeVine (64), Tedd Cadd (66), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Peggy Roesch (71), Diane Hartley (72), Terry Hutson (74), John Frank (85-HHS) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Talking about cheers for the cheerleaders. Do you remember this one: Potato chips, Potato chips Crunch, Crunch Can't remember the rest, but the "powers that be" made us quit chanting it because of the last line (which they thought was gross). -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Al Parker (53) TO Dick Roberts (49) wrote to me: "OK, Al, I liked your definition of Lastex." [Your most previous spouse] How many exes have you had? My answer: Just one. The marriage Lasted 18 years. Produced two great kids. Haven't gotten around to "hooking up" again, however, so the Lastex could very well be my Lastex. Of course, that doesn't count all of the .exes downloaded to my computer, that I can never find! Cheers to you too, Dick, and to all the exes and .exes everywhere, wherever they may be! -Al Parker (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) RE: Bomber cheers Here's a cheer I remember from my years in the stands at basket ball games during the mid-fifties.... Or did I make this up? We'd point to the scoreboard after we'd just made a basket and shout: Fifty four! Hip hip hurray! Bombers away! (with dive bombing pointed finger) Nyyyyyow - bomb! (with machine gun pointed finger, spraying Pasco across the gym) a-a-a-a-a--a-a-a-a-a-a-a-!!! Were we cool or what!? I will occasionally perform this cheer at parties, given enough libation. People shake their heads in disbelief. Perhaps in admiration! It is hard to believe. Perhaps I made it all up. -Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Vache (64) 35 years is a long time. But those years (and more) melted away as I engaged with Lee Chapman, Paul Tampien, Jamie Worley, Jim Hodgson, Bob Mattson, John Fletcher, Mike Carraher, Kerry Kelly, Mary Kay Burnside, and many others. I am finally beginning to understand what RHS was all about. As Kierkegaard said, "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward." Thanks to all the organizers. -Jim Vache (64) ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) The classy Class of 64 had another great reunion - many thanks to the hard work of the organizing committee. I agree with Jamie Worley - these only get better - we are all always so glad to see one another. The years truly do roll away - it was a wonderful weekend. -Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) I was driving west down Keene Road last night at sunset. There was a whole squadron of nighthawks doing loops over an orchard. With the sun behind them, the silhouettes were quite black but the white stripe on their wings was quite striking as it allowed sun through. It was lovely. -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) To Lee Bush (68) and all you other Cougars out there: Many have tried and failed to convert me from my evil ways. If you want the truth, I don't watch Husky football and the only game I ever take any interest in is the Apple Bowl. That interest is in the weather (rain or snow) and the final score. I did root for Wazzu on their recent trip to the Rose Bowl and was disappointed at the outcome. I must admit, my favorite color is purple, but that works well as I substitute a lot at Pasco High. I do have a Husky sweatshirt and I wear it often in the winter mainly because it is one of the warmest I own and big enough to put a long sleeved turtleneck underneath. So anyway, I'll respect your cat if you will respect my pup. Speaking of those signs as you approach the Hanford site: Do you remember the one that read "Do not proceed if lights are flashing" just before you crossed the Vernita Bridge and headed across the reservation on the Hanford highway. I figured that if you got that far and they were flashing, it was pretty much too late. I always wondered what there was to take pictures of. A photographer would have to have a pretty long lens to get any detail. Did anyone else know the reactors you could see as you crossed the Vernita Bridge. My dad would point them out and name them every time. All I can remember now are D and DR. -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Roesch (71) RE: George Prout Memorial Pool A couple of us old-fogie Bombers who graduated to life guarding at GPMP (like Bill Yandon (68) in Oregon and Peggy Roesch in Washington) are wondering where the rest of them are, particularly from the late 60s and early 70s ... like Wayne Riches, Rob and Linnea Williams, Tim Nelson, Inez (Nini) McEneaney (sp?), Meg Cone, Rich Widrig, and all the other charming people from the pool ... Anyone know where they are? What about a reunion, where we all try to fit in our old Speedos??? HA HA HA HA HA. No, really, we'd love to hear from you! -Peggy Roesch '71 ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) TO: Carolyn Rich Moore (72) Hi this is Diane Hartley. I was glad to see a '72 person in the Sandstorm. I love to read the articles, but really wish we would get more '72 people. I do remember pep club and drill team. It just seems like yesterday. We did have some fun, and got into lots of trouble with Helen Burns (Nash). She lives by me now and every now and then we laugh about it. -Diane Hartley '72 ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) With regards to past alumni moving back to Richland, I, too, have made that move. It's funny how we change and realize what is important in life. When I was growing up, vacation holidays out of town were great (like Seattle, California, Vegas & Hawaii) but I couldn't wait to get home. After I graduated, I went to college in Seattle and then came back. And that pretty much was the case for the next 15 years. I lived in Alaska for 4 years, California for 10 and Idaho for 1. When I was living away and was coming into Richland for a function, my friends would ask me where I was going on holiday and I would always respond, "I'm going home." It's funny how I never considered the other places I lived in "Home". I, too, love the climate here (except for the occasional dust storm) and just moved back from the Seattle area about 2 months ago. I decided I wanted a more similar life with tranquility, which I find here. Richland has always been my healing place. I try and explain this to my teenager, that she will always venture out thinking the "grass is always greener" elsewhere but no matter what, Richland will always be her home. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: John Frank (85-HHS) Hi there.... I'm not a Columbia HS grad - I am a Hanford grad, class of '85. I currently live in the D.C. area, where I met my wife. Thank you for the picture of Spudnuts! I have told my wife about this place many times, and she thinks I am crazy! My only hope is that it still exists when I get around to going back to Richland! I haven't been there since I joined the Marine Corps in 87. Thanks again! -John Frank (85-HHS) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/25/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Annette Bradley (51), Marilyn DeVine (52), Sue Garrison (58), Marv Carstens (61), Donna Bowers (63), Lee Bush (68), Rob Peutz (73), Mike Davis (74), Cecily Riccobuono (77), Jamie Sims (79), Jim Moran (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) To Cliff Judd (49) We did a seven week RV trip to Alaska in '88 right after I retired. We have a 30' 5th wheel and at that time we pulled it with a F350 Ford crew cab, gas engine. The roads were not quite so good then. We followed the Alaska Hwy. via Dawson Creek and then went north to Dawson, in the Yukon Territory. From there over the "Top of the World" road via Chicken, AL, into Tok, to Fairbanks. They were working on the road out of Chicken and you had to navigate between all of the rigs doing the work. No detours, but once in awhile a helping hand. South from Fairbanks to Anchorage with a detour to Denali, Talkeetna, Matanoska. On south via Homer, Seward, Valdez and caught the Ferry at Haines for the trip back to Vancouver via Prince Rupert. We stopped and got off of the ferry at Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg and Wrangel. Incidentally, they have two seasons in Alaska. Winter and construction. So, between construction, frost heaves on the road, an overloaded RV, etc., we went through at least 5-6 tires, broke two springs and bent both axles on the RV. The RV was still under warranty and they took 3 days, in Seattle, fixing the damage. The Ford came through like a champ. No windshield damage as I had rigged a screen made of hardware cloth and plastic water pipe on the front of the truck. After I took it off on the way down the Oregon coast, a guy flipped a rock and broke the windshield. It was a great adventure. A real challenge. As you know, the land, wildlife, forests and scenery is awesome. Carol lost some dishes. I'm glad to hear that they have made some improvements. Glad you like the musings. Will wind them up just before the reunion. Looking forward to seeing you again. Victory, victory is our cry, V-I-C-T-O-R-Y Are we with it? Well, I guess! Richland High School, Yes! Yes! Yes!! -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Annette Bradley Forsythe (51) To Dick Epler (52) You've done a really great job with your explanations of radiation effects, etc. Too bad there is so much misinformation abounding. I especially appreciated you comments about Mr. McCluskey being a real person, not just subject of study, research and record. He went through a great deal and very likely much of great value was ultimately learned from his exposure and resulting treatments. Thanks, Dick - hope things are A-OK with you and Lynn. To Terry Morgan Dart (69) It just happens we received information about Ann Jernigan recently to update our Class of 51 addresses. We have the following: [deleted for Ann's privacy -ed] Can't guarantee, but a recent update. To Carol Hollingsworth Etrikin (55) Did your family live in North Richland, and you and Sherrill Hamblin Savery were friends - both somewhat interested in horses, etc.? Don's younger brother, Corky, remembers both of you. Saw Sherrill at the Club 40 reunion last year and had a nice visit. Always wondered about you. That was a really great song your dad composed. Hope you can learn additional information about its life at Bomberville. All the Forsythe's are alive and well, including Mom who is 87 and doing great. She'd love to hear about your family, too. Memories are great, and this communication medium is a wonderful way to connect across distance and time. Thanks to Gary, Maren and their temp, Richard Anderson. For Maren: is Smyth your maiden name or a husband's? [OH, bite your tongue! -Maren] I worked for Walt Smyth at Battelle in 1965 or 66. Great guy. [Walt Smyth was my dad but he never worked for Battelle. G.E. transferred him in 1964 to Louisiana. - Maren] -Enuff from Annie (Annette Bradley Forsythe) (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) TO Terry Hutson Semmer (74) Hi.... you don't know me but I relate to "going home" to Richland. I'm starting the process to do just that sometime before too long, I hope. I've been in Alaska 34 years and it's getting to be too much. I visit down there a lot. Brother, Terry, is in Kennewick; Dad is on Lake Chelan. When I was down there in July they had a dust storm and I remember thinking: "Now I remember why I don't live here!!" But the call is getting stronger... Take care and enjoy your wonderful HOT weather. Our "highs" are down in the 60's with 40 to 41 at night. Regards, -Em Dow [aka Marilyn DeVine Dow (52)] ******************************************** >>From: Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett (58) My husband, Bob, and I want to say "Congratulations - job well done!" to the Minnesota team that won the Legion World's Series this evening. Even though we were cheering for the "home team" Dusters, we were thrilled (and proud) that another Bomber was the coach of the Minnesota team (Jeff Larsen, class of '67). Our best, also, to his wife, Barb Gile Larsen (67). Bombers are Great! If it weren't for the Alumni Sandstorm, we would have been months figuring this all out. Keep this information coming our way. Again, Congrats from me and my hubby, Bob Pritchett (RHS teacher/coach 1955-1981). -Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett (58) ******************************************** >>From: Marv Carstens (61) Re: Ralph Myrick's "Potato Chips" cheer. It was 'Potato chips, potato chips, Crunch! crunch! crunch! Opposing school's name; I'll use Pasco as an example) Pasco, Pasco, Here's your lunch. EAT IT!' Can't imagine why the administration would object! ;>) Marv Carstens, '61. ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (63) TO Ralph Myrick Dear Ralph: I do not remember the Potato Chip Cheer for High School, but being a Chief Jo Warrior cheerperson, I do remember doing the cheer at Carmichael-Chief Jo games. It goes like this: Potato Chips, Potato Chips, Crunch, Crunch, Carmichael, Carmichael, Here's your lunch..... Eat It! Its amazing what sticks with you, and it also never ceases to make me laugh. Maybe we should try and find the author of this nutso cheer. Are there any more out there from previous years that are worse or should I say, better? -Donna Bowers Rice, Class of '63, St. Louis, Mo. ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) To: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) Mina Jo: I respect your dawg. Thanks for respecting my Cougar! My fellow Cougars will probably faint when they read this public statement from me, but during the bowl games I root for the dawgs. Believe it or not, I used to admire them when I was in junior high school; but then I woke up (ha ha). Really, I attended a "Friends don't let friends become Huskies" Seminar and was pointed in the right direction. All in the nature of fun, take care over there in Pasco. Till later - Lee To: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) Kathy: Prior to your Alumni Sandstorm entry about the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, I had watched one of the games on ESPN2. Last year, I watched the Championship game between Japan and New Jersey, which New Jersey won. Tonight, Monday 8-23rd, I watched the game between Boise, ID and the defending champs. What a game! ESPN2 had you on camera, plus your other son and three other guys body painted with gold and blue paint plus W-E-S-T painted on their chests. What ESPN would do is that when each batter came up to their first bat, they would show the Mom/Dad in the stands. I won't be able to follow the other games due to having to work, unless ESPN decides to run them on re-runs. Good luck to your team and to all other Bomber Alumni, tune in these games, they are interesting. -Lee Bush (68) ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz (73) This Sandstorm is great. I read last Friday, that Dr. Willard Ule (73) was in the hospital, here in San Diego. (Mona Jetton Davis (52)) I drove by today, and had a fun chat with him. We talked about the green boxes, crawling under our desks, you know, the standard stuff. RHS, and some of the people we knew. Any other RHS alumni roaming around San Diego? -Rob Peutz (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) A favorite pastime that I have not seen mentioned is the conquering of Carmichael Hill when covered with snow. Is there anyone out there who has not ventured out to Carmichael Hill to test the slopes? Nowadays it does not take quite as much courage as it did when the fence at the bottom of the hill still existed. The sure test of courage was to see if you could navigate your sled through the small gate opening between the dugout and the rest of the fence. Two of my friends and I decided to attempt this Olympic-sized feat one snowy afternoon. We had one of those old type sleds with the metal rails. I was the biggest so I was on the bottom - a place I shouldn't have been as I found out later. My two friends were on top so we laid three high on the sled. With a slight push from others we were on our way with no turning back. Those old sleds had the wooden handles sticking out which served as a steering guide. Yeah sure, those sleds went where they wanted to! Being on the bottom it was my job to steer the thing and get it lined up for the gate opening. To say the least, my navigation skills were lacking because - as we quickly approached the small opening - I could see that we were going to be off just a little. Being off "just a little" makes quite a difference when the obstacle in front of you is a heavy chain link fence! Anyway, as you can imagine, the wooden steering guide caught the edge of the fence and threw the top guy through the gate opening eventually coming to a stop at around the shortstop area on the baseball field. The guy in the middle was also fortunate enough to be thrown through the gate and land safely around the third base area. I, being the big dumb guy that volunteered for the bottom spot, ended up mangled into the non-forgiving chain link fence. As I picked up pieces of my body I decided then and there that there would be no more gate attempts for me. My buddies sure thought it was funny, though! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) Hello to class of 77. We have finally finalized plans for the impromptu reunion on the 28th. After Michael Peterson's second show at the fair, were all meeting in Richland at the Town Crier. Party should start around 11:30, but first I'm hoping to see a BIG Bomber turn out for Michael's performances. He is really looking forward to being back in Richland, and seeing everyone. If you know any class members who do not have access to the Sandstorm, please spread the word, and LET'S PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!! -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) ******************************************** >>From: Jamie Sims (79) To: Kathy Wheat Fife ('79) Hope you have a great time in Pennsylvania. I'll be rooting for the Idaho squad although I know they lost their first game to the East. One of the teams that Idaho beat in Regionals was from the Little League that my kids play in here in Beaverton, OR - Murrayhill Little League. Actually Idaho beat them twice in the double elimination tourney. Murrayhill's boys finished 3 wins short of the World Series while the Murrayhill girls of the same age finished just two wins shy of the World Series for fast pitch softball. I bet there's not another Little League around that got two teams that close to making the World Series. We have been pretty involved in Little League the last several years. The girls World Series is held here in Portland and we have hosted players from Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Canada in the last 4 years. I have also done quite a bit of umpiring (softball and baseball) the last couple of years and was asked to do some post season tournaments as well. I hope to do more in the future. Anyway, good luck at the Series, I'm sure it will be a once in a lifetime experience! -Jamie Sims ('79) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Moran (87) WOW! Last weekend my wife and I visited Richland, first time since 1993. We drove from Nampa, Idaho so she could attend her class reunion (KI BE 1989). The first thing I remember was the wind. I had forgotten how the wind always blows in the area. Then I drove around Richland... I know many people have said it, but I will too... It's amazing how much Richland has changed. Many of the remote places I used to take my girl friends to on late night dates are no longer remote. Now they are paved roads with new houses or new businesses.... Later I drove out toward Horns Rapids and many memories returned to me.... Such as being buzzed by one of the Hanford patrols golden helicopters when I was 12 or 13 when I would ride my bike out too far. I'm not sure if I was in any restricted area or if the patrol was just having fun with a little kid on his bike... Or does anybody remember when the Army "occupied" the area by the Richland airport when they played their war games.... A friend and I took our bee bee guns out to this area to shoot lizards or whatever we could. When the US Army stumbled upon us, they asked us for ID... ya right.. we were 13 years old.... I had no ID.. So we were "taken" prisoner", they confiscated our "weapons", and we were escorted to some tent. There an officer allowed us to leave with our "weapons". On the way out we thought we heard some laughing...... Also, does anybody remember the student ran radio station at TVAC??? I took the Radio and TV production class years before they received their license to operate the station. At that time we pretended to be DJ's.... and Mr. Curstans (I think that was his name.. I may have misspelled his name) was a great teacher!!! Finally I have forgotten the how much I have missed the water. Near Nampa we have the Boise River, but that doesn't compare to the Columbia and the ties this great River has to the ocean. I reminded me of the great times I had with my friends... It was great visiting Richland and the Tri-Cities..... -Jim Moran 86-87 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/26/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Ann Pearson (50), Ralph Myrick (51), Norma Loescher (53), Jim Hamilton (63), Anita Kolb (64), Gary Behymer (64), Terry Liechty (64), Diane Hartley (72), Brad Upton (74), Terry Hutson (74), Jim Rice (75), Dave McAdie (79), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) It's amazing and amusing to me that there has been so much mention of places like the Spudnut shop, By's Burgers and a half dozen other memory locations in Richland but I don't recall anyone ever mentioning the place where we all socialized, learned, played pool, shuffleboard and had such great times as we did with Sam in the Uptown Tavern. Gallons of Oly were quaffed there. I did my share. Anyone remember the Sautern Sleeper? Beer and tomato juice? Beer and a huge olive? There was a plywood partition in the men's room, separating the urinal from the toilet, where I carved the names of most of the regulars of the UT in the early 50's. Ray, Rem, Phil, Gary, Royal, Dave, Mel, Dick, Fred, etc. Several years ago, the partition was painted black but those etchings of names were still distinguishable. Then, I think the last time I was there, about five years ago, the partition had been replaced by this god awful gray, rusty yellow, urine stained, metal thing that had absolutely no class at all. Fortunately there were a few folks still at the bar who kept the good old memories going: Ray Conley, Ray King and a few others. We had a great afternoon!! The Uptown Tavern will be one of the first places I visit when I arrive. If you're there, I'll buy you a beer. September 9 or 10. Cheers! -Dick Roberts (49) More The Sandstorm musings forthcoming. ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) Another "small world" story - Within the past two weeks my husband had a cardiac arrest - and was brought back to life by the paramedics, and had an ICD (implanted cardioverter defibellater) a week later. His cardiologist is Michael Mollerus, MD - the son of Fred Mollerus, RHS Class of '50!! Dr. Mollerus, who was born in Richland and left at 8 yrs old, was as surprised as I was when we discovered that I had known his father. Boy let me tell you it is a "warm and fuzzy" feeling when you just know that your doctor is the smartest in the world - and has that "Bomber" connection. The first thing the doctor said to me upon our Richland connection was "Oh you're a glow-in-the-dark Bomber too!!" He is now in San Diego - if anyone down here needs a great cardiologist - look him up!! -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Thanks to all to finished Potato Chips for me. I didn't think it ended with Eat It. I thought it was Eat __. I though they made us quit saying the cheer because of the last two words. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell (53) TO Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) RE: Carol's cheer: Fifty four! Hip hip hurray! Bombers away! (with dive bombing pointed finger) Nyyyyyow - bomb! (with machine gun pointed finger, spraying asco across the gym) a-a-a-a-a--a-a-a-a-a-a-a-!!!" In the early 50's we did this cheer, with the variation "Nyyyyyow -BOOM!" (Huge emphasis on BOOM!) The machine-gun spray gave this yell an "in your face" ending. I never remember any other school doing a cheer like this, do you? Bomber cheers, -Norma Loescher Boswell (53) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Me thinks that the "Powers To Be" (a.k.a. Ed and Tom) took considerable exception to the end of the cheer, which as LaMont DeJong (63) taught us all was "Potato Chip, Potato Chip..... yada, yada, yada.... Eat it, Eat it, Rah, Rah, Rah". Being from Lewis & Clark and Carmichael, I was easily swayed and very impressed with how sophisticated all of those Chief Jo cheers were. I recall, "Fadada, Fadada, Fadada Deet and Rhotten Boat and Rhoddy, Dawdy Boom, Sis, Boom, Bah. Carmichael Cougars rah, rah, rah. Carole Sledge (63) was one hell of a Fadada Deet and Rhotten Boat'er, as I recall. But just can't remember who could best, "Rhoddy Dawdy Boom". I've accused Jan Bell (64), which wouldn't be right, she being an "Uptown Girl", and all. As a sophomore the male cheerleaders were often more interesting than the games (60-61 being the year the Bombers didn't go to state). It was, "Fieldmouse" Burnett pumpin' his arms, that could really whip the crowd into a frenzy. Don't remember the other Cheerboys, as I was busy under the stands selling popcorn and sno-cones for the gold medal class of 63. Not too certain where the money went, don't think we left a class gift other than the painting of the "wall". Speaking of which, at last count there had been 486 (I think Frank Osgard has voted more than once) people who had fessed up to that Saturday night caper. Not too bad for a class of 375. What was the question again? -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Kolb Alflen (64) Does anyone in the class of 1964 remember Mr. Gentle the math teacher? I had him for math all three years of high school along with some of my piers... I especially remember my senior year in his class.. He was trying to teach us pre-calculas and as a class we were so very rowdy and disrespectful.. I now think back and realize how very kind and "gentle" he was... He actually put up with us... I myself am sorry now that I was so insensitive and disrespectful... If you are around, Mr. Gentle, please know that you were indeed a great teacher... If only I had paid attention I would have learned so much more... Thanks again, Anita Kolb Alflen (64) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party"...or something of sorts...No, it's not a typing or key-boarding class...Ever since the Alumni Sandstorm was moved to the 'list- bot' to make everything easier for all concerned, a financial 'cost' is being incurred by Editor Maren. If everyone receiving the Alumni Sandstorm would send a mere 10 cents, the 'list-bot' cost would be paid for one whole year. If all would send but a dollar, our Dear Maren would update her 'vegas68 puter'....and heck, if all of us would send $10 each, Maren would be able to visit Richland once a year.....and for you extremists, if all would send $100 (;-) Maren would be rich in a handful of years. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Liechty (64) Friends, I have put up some pictures that I took at the RHS class of '64 reunion. If you want to access them click on . As you may know, my web pages are graphically intense and download slow for slower modems, I am working on a PDF page that you can download and view on your computer. PDF pages are read by Adobe Acrobat Reader and it comes with many applications and computers. If you don't have it go to and you can download the program free. It is handy to have. Thanks, -Terry ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) TO Mike Davis (74) Hey, Mike, I do remember Carmichael Hill. My Mom would take us all the time, and then when I started going on my own, I think I had the same sled that you had. I took several headers into that fence, and got banged up. My sister kept loosing her contacts. The part I hated most was walking back up to start all over again, so that I am old and fat, I am sure I could not walk up that hill any more. Hope your school years goes well - don't you love the 3 extra days for our big 2/3 percent raise? -Diane Hartley 72 ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) Went to the Tacoma Dome last night for the Michael Peterson/Martina McBride concert. Michael was outstanding! He put on a great show. Go see him when he is near. I have never in my comedy career has 100's (or any, for that matter) of women want to come up by the stage and touch me while I was performing. I guess there's a little difference between being funny and singing. Speaking of comedy.... Puget Sound Bombers, I will be headlining at the Comedy Underground in Seattle Sept. 2-4th. Shows are 9:00pm each night with additional shows at 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday. For all the shows, except the 9:00pm show on Saturday, if you tell them at the desk "I am a Bomber" you will receive two for ones. Reading the Online Sandstorm is starting to pay off! Also, I will be in Las Vegas Sept. 13-19 performing at the Maxim Hotel...just call my room if you want to see the show. Hope to see some of you. Michael Peterson's new album entitled, "Being Human" was released yesterday. Go get it! -Brad Upton (74) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) To Mike Davis (74) Regarding the sledding down Carmichael Hill. I DID THAT!!! And I did witness quite a few injuries. I think the Emergency Ward at Kadlec was quite busy that time of year. Shelley Hankins (74) just told me her dad made them a sled out of an old door..... not too good on navigation. Could be a big possibility that is the reason for the removal of the fence..... too many accidents. My sister (Linda Hutson Guay (74)) was sledding (tubing) over in Meadow Springs, quite a few years ago, and wrapped herself around a tree. She broke a few ribs that day. Makes you wonder how we survived at all growing up. Awwww, the good ol' days. ha ha ha.... Comes from getting older and being wiser......... ........... I even have a special friend, who told me once that crossing the age of 50 was about the best time of his life. Right, David (Rivers (65))? For this is true, I think, for all of us as we get older. I mean we're all a little worn for the wear but we're older, wiser, more financially stable..... and making better decisions in our lives. So would I take on Carmichael Hill next snow fall. HECK YEAH...... just with an expert navigator and a better sled. ha ha.. To Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) Don't know if I'll make it to Michael Peterson's concert on Saturday but will catch up with you at the Town Crier at 11:30. See ya then. And call me when you get into town. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) Re: Mike Davis' (74) comment about going down Carmichael hill... Oh, you mean on a sled. I went down it once in the back seat of a Cadillac, snow and all. I won't mention the driver, so as to protect the guilty. My cheer for the day, from the state finals in Seattle ('72?): Hazen Plaid-Shorts think you're it But your ball team plays like... Well, this is a family list, so you fill in the blank. I don't think the administration liked that one either. One last cheer from that tourney. We were playing Lincoln, and we started the (obvious) chant: "Lincoln's Dead! Lincoln's Dead!" The not-so-bright Lincoln fans came back with: "No He's Not. No He's Not." So of course we answered with: "John Wilkes Booth. John Wilkes Booth." That has to be the only time in high school sports history when "John Wilkes Booth" was used as a cheer. -Jim Rice ('75) ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) To Kathy Wheat Fife (79) Congratulations to your son and their team and good luck in the Little League World Series. What a tremendous opportunity for them all. We (Kennewick) had both a Babe Ruth Bambino (you know, the "other" youth baseball :) ) and a Legion team advance to their respective World Series this year. I only hope I get the opportunity in a few years. My son is only 6, but loves baseball. I have coached the last few years and look forward to several more - at least until he gets into school ball. To Bob Mattson (64) A shameless plug!!! With no disrespect to John Clement (66), who I think is a very good photographer, there is another gentleman (and I use the term loosely -**grin**) in town who is a pretty darn good photographer himself and has many beautiful photographs of the area. I refer to him as "Dad" when we are on good terms. For any of you who are interested, my dad, Ian McAdie, sells his photographs from their store, Sunland Camera, in Uptown. Now that Dawson Richards is closed, they must be close to the top-10 oldest Richland businesses by now. That's it for tonight. -Dave McAdie (79) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Just wanted to let you all know that Michael Peterson put on a great concert last night. He's a great performer, he looked really comfortable up there on stage. I was able to get up front to take a picture. I had a sign that read: "Michael Peterson, Class of 77, Richland Bombers. We're so proud of you! Glad to be an Alumni!" I wanted to let him know we there for him and give him some support. Anyway, Great job, Michael, and good luck on the rest of your tour! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/27/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Cliff Judd (49), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Barbara Chandler (59), Jay Siegel (61), Rose Boswell (61), Dean Hoff (62), Jim Hamilton (63), Charlotte Nugent (64), John Fletcher (64), Billy Didway (66), Patty Eckert (68), Brad Wear (71), Petra Giangrande (72), Tedi Parks (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) TO Gary Behymer (64) Good idea. A check for $10 will be in the mail tomorrow. $10 for a $ million pleasure is a worthy investment. TO JoAnn Cawdrey Leveque (49 & 50) So sorry you cant' attend the reunion.. Dang! I was looking forward to a hug and a smooch from you. If Rufe goes to the reunion, we will be the belles of the dance floor. Carol will also give him a twirl. She likes him for some reason. That Norma is so funny. Did she ever tell you that she and Carol shaved Fred's legs while I was driving somewhere. Probably on Sunday to Umatilla to get some more beer. For the youngsters, in those days you couldn't buy beer on Sunday. So we either had to go to Idaho or Oregon to satisfy our thirst. I'm rested, had a good nap today and ready for some more musings from The Sandstorm. C. MORRISON VOTED NEXT ASB PREXY (A very nice picture of the candidates) Cecil Morrison, Andrea Moore, Carol Haynes and Jack Fisher were elected ASB officers for the '49-'50 school year. Intensive campaigns were held this week prior to the balloting. Signs covered the walls encouraging the voter to cast his (I guess there were no hers in those days) ballot for the most capable person. Those vieing for the posts were: Cecil Morrison, Ted Jessen, Bill McCormick, Harvey Montgomery, Barbara Stoller, Dawn Moore, Pat Jones, Andrea Moore, Carol Haynes, Paula Doctor, Loretta Liggett, Bonnie Murphy, Clark Joschen, Dick Lockwood and Jack Fisher. Campaign speeches were given at two assemblies by the various candidates and their managers. Enthusiasm ran high among the audience as the contestants were introduced. According to the old timers (like Dick Harris and Ray Gillette), this was the most spirited election ever held at Col-Hi. Carol Haynes had one of the largest posters covering about 100 feet of wall space. Andrea Moore's sign, resembling an optometrist's chart, attracted crowds of students. Every type of sign was used to attract votes during this colorful election week. BOYS INVADE FASHIONS Two boys copped the fashion spotlight this week with their t-shirts. Walt Menefee and Kenny Kingle's colorful garb has attracted all eyes. NOW TO THE FEMININE FASHIONS: Helen Murphy was seen in Latin class wearing a pink cotton shirt, and ruffled peasant blouse. Strolling down the hall was Joan Rose in a green and white dress of seersucker with scallops on the pockets. A solid blue cotton dress with a bustle back suited Shirley Russells's dark hair to a T. Mary Beth Sturgis was sighted at her locker in a striped stonecutter suit. Suits and dresses of this material are among the top choices of Col- Hi girls this spring. A tri colored plaid dress with a white pique Chinese collar and trim directed attention to Marion Fultz at the assembly. Her gold thong sandals were an added touch. Pat Rutt brought back a cool summer dress from her last shopping trip in Kennewick. It's pale green cotton with a flared skirt. Another girl who favors green is Grace Sledge. Her green skirt edged with white eyelet and eyelet blouse threaded with green ribbon suits her Irish nature. MEET THE SENIORS I know you all know her She's quite a chick, She can twirl a baton And she's number one pick ( Mary Budinger) TENNIS TEAM SPORTS NEW UNIFORMS (Another great picture - Photo by John Musser) Rick Reed, Ray Gillette, Joe Wilson, A.J. Franklin, Bud Breard, Frank Schermer, Ralph Harper, Rem Ryals, and Coach Dawald. Another -30- -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) Puget Sound Bombers: Go see Bomber Brad Upton (74) who is headlining at the Comedy Underground in Seattle during Sept. 2-4. Brad did a great job when I saw him in Reno. Thanks Brad. -Cliff Judd (49) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Since a lot of people seem to have spent their time eating Spudnuts.... I can't remember the name of a Spudnut with soft ice cream on top. There was a name for it. Does anyone know? and also there was a place near there called "Fission Chips". Don't remember eating there, just remember the "clever" name. Does anyone else? I am happy to send a small donation to Maren as I feel no amount of money could buy the pleasure of "happy memories". -Carol Hollingsworth, 55 ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Chandler (59) To: Dick Roberts (49) Dick, you don't know me, but Mel Stratton (49) is my brother-in-law. He was married to my sister Sue Chandler until sometime in the 70's. She died in 1975. It has been so much fun reading all your "memories". I have forwarded some on to my nieces Robin and Vicky Stratton and Vic has printed them out and sends/takes them to her dad to read. Mel is still in Bremerton and doing quite well. He keeps promising to get onto the puter float, but not so far. Again, thank you so much for sharing, it gives me some enlightenment re: where my beloved sis "was" in her early years. It made me sad when I read that she had said in one of the Sandstorms that she would be in Chicago if she could be somewhere else. That was where we all were from and I think her deepest friendships were with people she knew before coming to Richland in high school - a tough age to change schools. As for me, I started in 8th grade at Carmichael and graduated in 59 from Col Hi, so my dearest friends all hail from our Bomber town. Anyway, Dick thanks again and enjoy your stay in Richland. Bomber cheers!!! -Barbara Chandler (59) ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) Anita, your reminiscences of Calvin T. Gentle brought back memories of classes spent in his room. He was there in 1959 when I started high school. I don't know how long he'd been there, but he always seem to get "those" classes. Thinking back, maybe he helped to make "those" classes. The one incident that I'll never forget occurred as he was explaining something on the board. [One girl] was turned around, talking with someone about something. Mr. Gentle, obviously disturbed with the conversation, came over to the side of the room next to Pam's desk, and for some reason blurted out "What kind of ass do you think that I am?". [The girl], not blinking an eye, with great composure and dignity replied; "I wasn't aware that there was more than one kind." That was it for the day. Any control that he'd had over the class disappeared. Yes, "Calvin T." did get more than his share of harassment from the students. Who says that teaching isn't a labor of love? -Jay Siegel (61) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) I tried to send a response to Jay Siegel (61) about a couple of people he couldn't find. One is Betty Wagster, she passed away about 15 years ago from Liver failure. My other friend is Beth Hamby she is in southern california. I have an email address but she's not too good about keeping in touch. It's fun to read Ann Bishop's e-mail about the ice truck etc. We lived in West Richland and used to follow the truck to get a piece of ice to suck on in those hot days. We had a bathhouse in the middle of our court too. I lived in that circle, and played with Donna Williams (60) and her brother Roger also Clifford and Roger McKenzie. Eugene Sturdevant and the Elders. We played under the big light in the evenings; kick the can, etc. Good old days, huh? -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Dean Hoff (62) Congrats to Phil Jones (69) (alias Phil Clark on radio) for coaching the Kennewick Duster Legion Team to second place at the Legion WORLD SERIES!!!!!! -Dean Hoff (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Looked at the pictures from the "Something stuck to the bottom of my shoe" class of 64 reunion, and was amazed at how pervasive the "DeJong look" has become. In more than a couple of pictures, there were shots (informals in the trade) of people trying to look like LaMont and his lovely wife Carolyn, from the Gold Medal class of 63. I'm more proud than ever to have "Them Trendsetter DeJongs" as my friends. It makes them leaving their laundry and other personal effects, when they sleep over, much more palatable. LaMont's next challenge is to bring the paper lanterns from "Kobe Choir Day" back into fashion. Semper Bomberus -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Nugent Hardy (64) To Gary Behymer (64) Thank you for the note yesterday on the cost to Maren to maintain this site. It would be nice if we could email Maren the money, but since it isn't possible (yet), I am getting out my envelope and stamp. This is a wonderful alumni site. -Charlotte Nugent Hardy (64) ******************************************** >>From: John Fletcher (64) I can't thank Terry Liechty (64) enough for posting those great photos of the '64 reunion. Wow! My own portrait looks like I am scowling - it was actually a hard squint. We are not used to seeing that big bright thing in the sky here in Portland. Special thanks to those generous classmates who spent so much time and effort to organize such a grand weekend. -John Fletcher (64) ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) Was wondering if any one in the class of '66 remembers an all class survey that was taken in our junior or senior year. I was contacted in the late seventies or very early eighties in a follow up of it. I recall it was taken by some college in state. Does any one recall this survey or know any thing more about it? -Bill Didway---class of '66 ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers (68) Gary Behymer (64): Consider my contribution sent off to Maren Smyth, great idea and well worth us helping out who have enjoyed this daily fix of Bomber Pride. Cheers: recall a very moving song we at Christ the King School always sang at the ending of various functions, it had the names of the Blue and Gold in it and I don't recall it but remember the moving impact it made in my stomach..... any CKers help me out here? The only ----- other cheer I remember started out: ..........Pushum' Back ..........Pushum' Back ----------Waaaayyy Baaaaccckkk! >>>>>>> the rest eludes me? or perhaps that was just it all by itself? Mike Davis (74): Carmichael Hill, along with Diane Hartley (72), and Jim Rice (79): Great memories and funny ones; Am I the one lone Bomber and native Richlandite who has NOT had the thrill of sledding down Carmichael Hill? Here I am 49 soon to be 50 and can still make a sentence like: I never have, or I never did it !!!!! Perhaps I still will with my recent moving back to this beloved mecca and appreciating all that was here and is still here to discover !!! Mari Leona May: please get better soon. Jeanne Marie: hope all is going better with the ending of the summer of '99 for you !!! Miss reading your intellectual comments. Andrew: where are you?? Joan Elaine: Hope you're feeling healthy and recovered. Donald: Hope that week in the woods was grand. Rita: Hope to see you soon on this technology! Bob: Saw the tomatoes and those new round cucumbers that look like a squash. How neat you have that green thumb in the growing fields. Miss Virginia: Still haven't seen the Simon Birch video but intend to. Chris; This is where it's at. Get on soon! Love ya, family. -Patty Eckert Weyers (68) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Diane Hartley (72): You're lucky you're not in Texas as a teacher. School started here Aug. 2nd for the kids and the week before for the teachers. School gets out May 20th or so but that still leaves a very short summer for most of the kids and teachers. The teachers here are not compensated for the level of work they do. Although it is better than most districts, it is still not what they are worth. I had an e-mail from Jennifer Jacobs (79) the other day. She is a teacher here in Plano and we compared notes on several kids we thought we knew through athletics. I think she is the only other RHS alum in the area now. There used to be several but most have moved back to Richland over the past several years. Good luck on the starting new year. TO Mike Davis (74): I did the Carmichael hill run on ski's several times, that was interesting. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Petra Giangrande Nash (72) Yes, I remember pep club. I didn't join until my senior year, but I had great fun. Shirley Irving was already in pep club and so I joined also. Remember working off demerits during the games by handing out programs? Or was I the only one with demerits? I seem to remember others helping to hand those out. Imagine me in trouble. I think was like a permanent state for me. Oh well I think it still is, but I have a lot of fun. That's all for now. -Petra Giangrande Nash (72) ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) TO: Mike Davis, '74 Thanks for the memory of sledding down Carmichael Hill. That was definitely a highlight of wintertime in Richland. I recall one time I went down on a car hood turned upside down. It was one of the scariest rides of my life. I managed to make it through the gap... all except my ankles and feet which slammed into the dreaded chain link. OUCH!! TO: Brad Upton, 74 Oh Brad, Brad, Brad: The fact that hundreds of women aren't clawing at you while you perform as they do Michael Peterson (77) has nothing to do with your choice of entertainment professions as you suggested in your last Sandstorm entry, i.e., Michael is a singer... you are a comedian. The difference, Brad, is that Michael Peterson has HAIR! HA!!!! Tedi's funny too!!! Tedi Parks Teverbaugh, Class of '76 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/28/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff in: Mary Triem (47), Norma Culverhouse (49), Dave Clem (58) / JudyWilliams (62) Mary Ray (61), Gary Behymer (64), Jean Armstrong (64), Mike Sams (65), Dale Adkins (67), Maryanne Greninger (67), Diane Hartley (72), Vicki Owens (72), Beverly Hinkle (73), Mike Davis (74), Lisa Peutz (76), Cecily Riccobuono (77), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) Club 40 would like to advise all "older" Bombers of Paul Lawrence's (1948) serious illness. Paul has emphysema and is pretty much house-bound. Those of you who know him, please send him a card of cheer and/or go visit him at [physical address deleted for Paul's privacy - get it from Mary. -Maren], Kennewick, WA 99337. Paul is the man who restored the electric touring car which was on display at last year's Club 40 reunion and which he drove (with a female mechanic as a companion) to Las Vegas last year. Paul has also been involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. -Mary Triem Mowery - 1947 ******************************************** >>From: Norma Culverhouse King (49) Richard, I wasn't going to admit I know what a Sautern Sleeper is but can't resist after today's entry. The first -and I think only - time (they are not very good) I tasted a Sleeper was at Gonzaga when a group of us went to visit Rem (remember?) and went to a bar where the students hung out. As I remember it was a shot of Sautern with a beer chaser. I guess the attraction was they were cheap. Wasn't it Jo and I who shaved Fred's leg? We also put up his hair with bobby pins. He had a lot of patience or maybe he was just really relaxed. To any of my kids who are reading this, I was out of high school when I drank the Sautern Sleepers. From what I hear you will be surprised if you go to the Uptown Tavern. They say the crowd is close to our grand kids age now. Nothing like it was when good old Sam was there. Got a big laugh when Jo told me about Richard and Ray's experience with the mouse when doing the card trick. You guys are still soooooooo funny. -Norma Culverhouse King (49) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Judy Williams Clem '62 Date: Fri Aug 27 01:14:56 1999 CHANGE OF E-MAIL ADDRESSES Please change the e-mail addresses for us: Judy Williams Clem (62) and Dave Clem (58) to Kirt Clem (83) We all enjoy the site and memories; wouldn't want to miss anything. Thanks! ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Here is a new 'classmates' type site that allows one to upload pics. Try accessing this URL for several pics involving the Class of 1964. If you missed it in the Alumni Sandstorm...the move to the 'list-bot'... aka the creature that sends the morning Sandstorm to your office or your kitchen... cost Ms M Smyth $$$. If we can get everyone to drop a dime... dollar... or ten dollars into an envelope to help defer ALL of the costs to her... she won't have to sell her cat/dog. Thanking you in advance for your help. Checks... moneys... gold coins may be sent to: Richland Bomber Maren Smyth 8900 62nd Ave. SW Dickinson, ND 58601-8400 -Gary Behymer (64) from downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) It has taken me 2 weeks to get home, recuperate, and catch up from our 35th class reunion... It was great and thanks to everyone who helped make it possible... I had a wonderful time and not only got to see the friends I have stayed in touch with, but the friends I hadn't seen in years...I'm glad I helped convince Ruth Quinn, Deedee Willox, Larry Holloway, Al Parker, and Mr. Smith (Lewis and Clark 6th grade teacher) into coming... Thanks to Cathy Biehn, Carol Converse and Marsh Goslin for the pictures and memories from Girl Scouts, to dance class, to copies of elementary pictures... I had indeed found the programs for one tap recital and one ballet recital... I confirmed the fact that I was a bride and Jim Hamiltion (63) was a groom.. Do you remember, Jimmy??? I can send you a copy if you would like... As for Carmichael hill, I too, had make many trips down it.. I raised my children for many years in Richland and they made many trips down that hill.. My youngest went down in one of these round things, kinda like a huge frizzbee... She ended up going backwards right under the dugout.. It tore her snowsuit where the hood was attached.. Needless to say, we made a trip to the emergency room to have her checked out.. That was our last trip down the hill... Thank God she was not hurt... To comment on Terry Liechty's (64) note about Texas teachers.... My youngest is teaching 4th grade at Angleton Elementary in Texas (15 students).. She is making more money and there are a lot less students than she had at Davidson Elementary in Tucson last year (38 students)... And as for the heat, is there anywhere hotter than Arizona??? My check to Maren is also in the mail.. It's one of those things that after you hear it, you say, "Why didn't I think of that".. Great idea, Gary... Have we got a date set for the Millennium All Alumni Reunion yet??? Til next time, -Jean Armstrong Reynolds '64 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Sams (65) Jay Siegel (61), mentioned Calvin Gentle. I also had Calvin for an instructor my junior year. As one of a couple of juniors in a roomful of sophomores I remember we felt "obligated" to make sure Calvin remembered us. There was the picture of the playmate foldout that unfurled from the movie screen, the famous carp in the desk drawer and the Honda that was ridden into the classroom. All this came back to haunt me when I worked at Hanford for Westinghouse in the mid 90's. Calvin did technical editing in the room next to me and we worked for the same manager. Yes, he did remember me and what's more he remembered EVERY SINGLE EVENT that took place in his class room. He retired (again) in '95 or '96 after some health (heart) problems. On occasion I still see him walking laps out at Columbia Center. -Mike Sams (65) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Dale Adkins (67) Date: Fri Aug 27 01:39:24 1999 Add me to the e-mail list. I see some familiar names. Anyone who remembers feel free to drop me a note. ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Maryanne Greninger Merritt (67) Date: Fri Aug 27 16:07:56 1999 I love this website and remembering old places and friends... if anyone remembers me, send an email to me. Would love to hear from you ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To Brad Wear (71) Hi Brad. Well, it is that time again. In Richland we got out June 15, and we had a workshop on Aug 19-20 and all this week. Now tomorrow a staff meeting for three hours and then work in the room. I have been back several times at night to get my classroom ready, so It has been a short summer. My sister helped me a couple of nights. That saved the day. We are on the state salary scale, so we all make according the number of blocks of credits we have. We did get a 3 percent raise this year - first in along time - and then they added three days to our contract. Oh well it is a great job. The children are so neat. It is nice to know there is a Texan out there who cares:) Take care. You gotta do Carmichael Hill. It was fun. I am too old now. I would kill myself or break something :) -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) TO: Patty Eckert Weyers (68) The mind is an awesome thing! You mentioned a song with blue and gold, and it began processing data last accessed 30 years ago. The chorus is: Christ the King our voices ringing Pledging loyalty anew. Happy hearts we're ever raising And our colors gold and blue. The verses are a bit tougher, but I do remember bits of one that had something about: ...From truth we'll never waiver As along life's path we trod. Bring honor to our own dear school, Our country and our God. Typing this is quite a challenge as I'm on a colleague's Norwegian computer. I keep hitting the æ instead of the ' and it also has an å and an ø and a few other unusual keys in strange corners of the keyboard. Even the software is in Norwegian, which makes it quite a challenge to hit the right buttons for various functions. If I wasn't already conversant with most of the software I'm using, I'd be in deep doodoo. Another bit of CK trivia that has come to mind... Only the 8th graders (varsity?) got to wear blue and gold. The 7th grade teams wore red and white. I haven't a clue why it was that way, but that's how I remember it. TTFN, -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Beverly Hinkle Lais (73) Howdy, I try to just read the entries, but just can't resist the Carmichael cheer song. I hope I have it right, seeing I've been singing it for the last 30 years in my mind. (Sick) Oh when the Carmichael Cougars fall in line, We're gonna win that game another time. We're gonna scream and yell for blue and white, Because the Cougars team is always full of fight. We're gonna cheer, cheer, cheer our team right now, Because the Cougars show them we know how. Oh when the score board flickers HIT 'em high, HIT 'em low, COUGARSSSS GOOO Fight team fight, fight team fight Ye Haw Let me know if I have that right. I'm sure you will!!!!! -"Beaver" P.S. Hi, Mary Corder Astley, Frank and Jeanette, Barb, Marsha and the list goes on. Class of the Great Year of '73 Another P.S.---- Hi Connie McCullugh, hope you are reading this, so you can really get mad at me. Love ya all the same. -Beverly "Beaver" Hinkle ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Tedi Parks (76) Carmichael Hill I remember going down Carmichael Hill with you a couple of times on that car hood. We went over that jump once and severely wiped out. My ears were ringing for hours. I recall going to Sambo's after an evening on the hill. Nobody had any money except for coffee. So we drank their coffee all night and squeezed the honey bottle and licked that. Also, the spudnut with ice cream is called a Spudnut Ala Mode And regarding Brad Upton (74) and his whining about girls not throwing themselves at him while performing on stage. - It befuddles me, Brad! I always thought you were a babe magnet!! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Lisa Peutz (76) Date: Thu Aug 26 23:52:33 1999 WOW! Geez, just when you thought it was safe to surf the net.... Names I even remember, some I never forgot! Fun site! -Lisa Peutz (76) ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) Hello fellow Bombers!! Sounds like many of you plan on attending Michael's show, and the party afterward. This party is for any Bomber alumni. Come and have fun. If there is anyone coming down from the Seattle area, and has room to give someone a ride, could you please let me know. And again, if any of you know classmates that do not have access to the Alumni Sandstorm, please spread the word!! Bombers rule!!!!!!!! -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Hi everyone, Does anyone remember the un-boat race down the Yakima river? Anything that floats goes, rafts made out of milk cartons, inner tubes, barrels etc., half wouldn't make it over the barb wire at the dam that the Indians used for fishing. The year I went on it, I think I was the summer before my Jr. or Sr year. Someone had the Michelin Man, someone else had a big hose and would spray people passing their boat. Most of the boaters were drunk (six packs of beer attached to the rafts, were drug in the water to keep cold and everybody was sunburned at the end. I don't think anyone used sunscreen back then. It was a great memory and I'm glad to say I had the opportunity to be in it. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/29/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff in: Ray Gillette (49), Marilyn DeVine (52), Larry Mattingly (60), Mary Ray (61), June Smith (63), Gary Behymer (64), Pam Pyle (69), Patty Perkins (69), Brad Upton (74), Terry Hutson (74), Kim Molnaa (75), David Flaherty (76), Carla Delvin (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) To all the Sautern Sleeper imbibers: Norma Culverhouse (49): I'll bet the tavern (bar) that you mentioned where you gals were in Spokane was Joey's Tavern on Hamilton street (which later, BTW, became Jack and Dan's tavern for many years). For Rem and some of us other Gonzaga attendees, Joey's was the drinking establishment of choice. The Jack of Jack and Dan's was Jack Stockton who has a very famous son named John who has played a little basketball for the Utah Jazz for the last 14 or so years. Re: Carmichael Hill: A lot of talk about the Carmichael hill. My earliest recollection of that area was before they built the school. There was an orchard there and an irrigation ditch that flowed NS half way down the hill. It was a good place for we 6th period skippers from RHS would go for a little skinny dipping on hot days. The creation of the school took away all that fun but must have had some good benefits. [ -Ray Gillette (49) [Maren - when you become independently wealthy, I hope you will still have time for us old timers.] ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) Hello again - this is great. I'm starting to see more names I recognize! I didn't slide down Carmichael hill myself (I remember my younger brother, Richard, being in the 1st class to graduate from that school) but I did take my kids there, years later, when we lived on Smith. Next time I'm down there in winter, I'll remember to take my grandkids! (Keeping traditions alive, aye?) When Ray Hubbard and I were in Ellensburg for his college career, the JC's had the first "un-boat" race down the Yakima River. Gosh it was fun! All us wives and kids drove down and waited for them. I don't remember how many "boats" there were or how long it took, but it was a great time with a fantastic picnic at the finish line park. Ah...memories! Take care, everyone.... and thanks to the ones who've dropped me a line! -Em Dow (aka Marilyn DeVine '52) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Wow, here I am emersed memories of Richland and the Bombers. 3 weeks of the Sandstorm were waiting in my mailbox this AM when I finally got to it after 3 weeks of nearly continuously "on the road". Reading about Carmichael hill brought backs memories of a couple of small but permanent scars from slamming into "the fence" after flying down the hill on a hunk of cardboard. Last time I went through Richland I used Wellsian Way as a shortcut and noted "the fence" had been removed. Sigh, has it really been 35 years? About 10 years ago during stint as a manager for Pay n Pak Home Centers, I was assigned the store in Bothell, North of Seattle. I had a good customer, Neal O'Shea. He had been coming in for several months when I found out he was married to Kay Lynch (60) who I have known since early years at Lewis and Clark. Additionally we lived 2 blocks for each other and attended the same church. Shortly after Christmas one year Neal came in the store and asked if I had twin brothers. I said "Yes." (Mike and Mark 78). Then he tells me a story about acting like a kid and sliding down a hill next to a school, trying to stop before crashing into the fence, and, sharing a bottle of wine with Mike and Mark gathered around a burning barrel with a large number of Col-hi alums. I would like to say thanks to both Maren and Gary for their Bomber internet activities. In the few weeks I have been on this net, I have had e-mail from several long lost Bomber friends and a cousin I have not seen in 5 years. The best so far was last Saturday night. I was doing a very large fireworks display for the Portland Festival in Downtown Portland OR, and up walks Nancy Jones Pritchard (60) and her husband Gordon. Fortunately I was too busy to spend time getting emotional, but what a pleasure after nearly 40 years! Just as Jill and I were about to make reservations for the Comedy Underground for next Sat. I realized we would again be "on the road". We will be in St. Maries, ID for Paul Bunyon Days. Sunday Night, the 5th we will be staging one of the largest displays held in Idaho. This display traditionally attracts folks literally from all over the Western US and Canada. Any Bomber alums who are there, please come to the fireworks site and ask for me. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) RE: History of Hanford Operations site Before I sent in my e-mail yesterday, I neglected to click on the two options at the bottom of the first page.... Hanford Home Page and History Index. Dufus me! I am new at surfing the web. Don't neglect to click on these options like me because there is a ton more of information on Hanford. Enough to keep one surfing for at least a month. RE: The Cinnamon Bear While I am back again, I would like to thank those who wrote in and let us know that we could obtain the Cinnamon Bear tapes. I would have never imagined them to be available. I plan to put them on my Christmas list and wait anxiously for Christmas morning along with my grandchildren. I can't wait for them to listen to the tapes and me too of course. Like Martha Stewart might say "Bomber sharing is a good thing". RE: Maren I plan to have a check to you this week. You deserve it and I hope you have enough left over to buy yourself something nice. I figure if one were to sent in $10 that is 2 cents a day for priceless entertainment. -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) I tried the on-the-sled down Carmichael hill with 3 people on top of me..... I slid forward and how my face made it down the hill in one piece (notice I didn't say "peace"), I'll never know!!!!!! I learned once!!!!!! Maybe my childhood trauma is why I live in warm-no-snow Florida!!!!!! -June Smith Colletti, 1963 ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) To: Beverly Hinkle Lais (73): Enjoyed humming through the words to the Carmichael Cougars fight song as I read your entry today, Bev, but got hung up on what I THINK is a glitch in your recollection of the verse two lyric. Here's the way I remember it: We're gonna cheer, cheer, cheer our team right now, And when we win, we'll show 'em we know how To make the scoreboard flicker-- HIT 'EM HIGH, HIT 'EM LOW-- Coou-gars, GO-O-O! AND I recall that, in order to pass Mrs. Roy's girls' P.E. class, we HAD to memorize every word and syllable! -Pam Jewett-Bullock (nee Pyle, 66 Cougar and 69 Bomber) ******************************************** >>From: Patty Perkins Courson (69) To Kim Edgar Leeming (79): You asked if anyone remembered the un-boat race. The original race was sponsored by a group call I.K.'s, Intercolligate Knights. It was a service organization, made up of mostly Viet Nam Vet's. They were a great group on men and women who did a lot of community service projects. They did know how to party. The first year of the race was, I believe, in 70 or 71. Remember it started above Horn Rapids Dam. Most of the boats fell apart going over the dam. I was on the IK boat. We didn't have a 6 pack. We had a keg. When I think back it is amazing that no one was ever seriously hurt or drown. Guess God was watching out for the drunken fools that day. -Patty Perkins Courson, Class of 69 ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) I have been amused at Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) and Mike Davis (74) comments about my thinning hair and why I may not have women throwing themselves at me while I perform. You daily Sandstorm readers realize that Tedi wrote in several weeks ago about being struck squarely in the head with a baseball and Mike jumped on the bandwagon as how that would qualify her to be in the Bomber Hall of Fame. The source of their comments and logic are very clear to me. -Brad Upton '74 ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) With regards to Mike Davis' (74) comment on Brad Upton: "And regarding Brad Upton (74) and his whining about girls not throwing themselves at him while performing on stage. - It befuddles me, Brad! I always thought you were a babe magnet!!" ................DITTO. I too, thought you were a babe magnet and it just baffles me how those ladies could contain themselves!! -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Molnaa Privette (75) To Jim Rice (79): Did you ever get any shoestrings for those chukka boots?? To Bev Hinkle Lais (73): I grew up next door to Brenda Bolkan (73) and she was a Carmichael cheerleader... I remember the song (as I was an impressionable two years younger than Brenda) almost like you remember it: Oh when the Carmichael Cougars fall in line, We're going to win that game another time. We're going to scream and yell for blue and white, Because the Cougars' team is always full of fight. We're going to cheer, cheer, cheer our team right now, And when we do we'll show them we know how. To make the scoreboard flicker, Hit em high, Hit em low, Cougars GOooooO Fight Team Fight, Fight Team Fight, Fight Team, Fight Team, Fight Fight Fight! Practice was at Brenda's regularly... I even remember at least half of the physical cheer... and I always thought it was SOOOO COOL... To Kim Edgar Leeming (79): Unboat races ruled! We had an outhouse on our last entry (stole that from somewhere - don't let that sucker tip over - GROSS)... it was approximately 120 feet long and had tubs of beer on ice at each end. It broke in half on one of the islands and we lost most everyone's shoes and got severely sunburned... we actually started the race that year because our entry was so unruly and had to be assembled above the official starting point - it was so big and heavy that it started to take off in the current and we all had to jump on... when we came around the corner, everyone hit the water with their "boats" and the race was on! I was just wondering last weekend if they still have it??? -Kim Molnaa Privette (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** OK... So far FOUR versions of just a few LINES in the Carmichael Cougar Fight song: 1. Beverly Hinkle (73) We're gonna cheer, cheer, cheer our team right now, Because the Cougars show them we know how. Oh when the score board flickers, 2. Pam Pyle (69) We're gonna cheer, cheer, cheer our team right now, And when we do we'll show them we know how. To make the scoreboard flicker 3. Kim Molanaa (75) We're going to cheer, cheer, cheer our team right now, And when we win, we'll show 'em we know how To make the scoreboard flicker-- 4. Maren Smyth (64) We're gonna cheer, cheer, cheer our team right now, And when we do, they'll show us they know how. To make the scoreboard flicker... Where's Mrs. Roy when we need her?? When the stands were full of singing Cougars, who could tell the difference? -Maren Carmichael Cougar ******************************************** >>From: David Flaherty (76) The unboat race, Jeez I had forgotten all about that. I only did it once and that was after my senior year it was the first time I really got toasted (not by the sun.) My recollection of it is somewhat foggy. I think that I ended up hooking up with Jim Burks and Pete Nicacio although I not really sure about that. I do remember that we latched on to a raft full of girls and that they had coolers full of things I had never had before. (Being the good kid that I was). I guess that I spent the last half of the "race" sprawled out on the girls raft telling Judy... I'll spare her last name... that I was sure that I loved her since Jr. High (although I don't think I had talked to her before or since) It's amazing more people didn't get hurt on that race but having done it (although stupidly) I wouldn't trade the memory of it. -David Flaherty (76) ******************************************** >>From: Carla Delvin (77) To: Brad Wear (71), Diane Hartley (72) I am currently working in the schools in CA. After teaching for 12 years, I am now working as a school psychologist (for 8 years). I know how you feel about vacations and pay. When CA moved to year round school, elementary only, it was very hard to adjust. It still is..... School ended on June 25 and started this next school on July 1 for most people. Since I work with Birth to High School students I really work year round and have to make a schedule that fits in days off throughout the year. I am still not used to it. I liked my summer breaks and coming back feeling ready to take on the problems and the joys of working with students. Pay is not an issue in CA. We are so short of teachers that most districts pay a more than decent wage. You can get hired and teach with a BA in anything - warm bodies who have no criminal record are embraced and if you have any Spanish or Tagalog, Alleluia. Class size K-3 is 20. Of course, Kevlar vests are not provided. To: Mike Davis and Tedi Parks I am very sure you don't remember me but I remember being around the baseball teams and especially finding the group that hung out at Sambo's late at night. Mike wasn't there a corner table in the front sorta just "reserved" for you guys? Steve Weinberg was one of those I remember there also and I had many a long conversations about life and world peace with him. Is he still on this continent? I used to go to the baseball games and loved to watch the interactions between the players, with coaches, and other people there - to heck with the actual game. Oh, yeah. I also had many a trips down Carmichael Hill. Hit the fence once and took me 15 minutes to unwrap the chain link from around my legs. Lots of cuts and scrapes but no permanent scars. And the unboat races someone mentioned were a real interesting tradition. Maybe outsiders watching those might be how rumors of "radiated people" living in the desert was further perpetuated....... whenever I take my own kids rafting down the Truckee in Lake Tahoe they are subjected to tales of the Columbia and Yakima Rivers. To: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) I have been reading your notes about Michael Peterson (77) and wishing so badly I could make it up there. I tried to see Michael when he came through CA but through my own naiveness, I missed it. I am sure many of the Class of 77 will be there for the party and if you remember and get the chance say hello for me. I am there in spirit, but here at work. :( -Carla Delvin (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/30/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Jinnie Eckert (58), Kay Lynch (60), Gary Behymer (64), Louise Wells (64), Rick Valentine (68), Phil Jones (69), Brad Wear (71), Diane Hartley (72), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) To Norma Culverhouse King (49): No, Norma. It was you and Carol Louise Tyner Roberts (52) who shaved Fred's legs and put his hair up in pintails. Carol has a mind like a steel trap. It was pretty funny. At the reunion, I will tell you what JoAnn told me about sauterne sleepers. At a party somewhere in Richland. I do remember the weekend in Spokane. We were in some tavern having just one (for your kid's sake) of those sauterne sleepers and we ordered a hamburger. Mine had a small worm in the salad and, of course, I didn't notice it until I was almost finished and they gave it to us with out a charge and a big apology. Well, what can I say? We didn't have much money in those days! -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Jinnie Eckert Stephens (58) Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) writing about the Un-boat competitions brought back some fun memories. Our understanding of why they had to discontinue them was because of the new dam! They replaced Horn Rapids dam with the "Wanawish" dam. It is much too dangerous to be around. The way it is constructed, it acts like a washing machine and keeps pushing you down without letting you go forward. There have been some close calls as folks get in the Yakima River upstream towards Benton City and float their inner tubes, etc. and do not realize what they are approaching. It is really a disaster waiting to happen! Miss seeing contraptions that were mind boggling and amazing in there ability to stay afloat!!! -Jinnie Eckert Stephens (58) ******************************************** >>From: Kay Lynch (60) aka Kathleen O'Shea To: Larry Mattingly (60) I enjoyed your story about my ex-husband Neil O'Shea's experience as a "slider" down Carmichael Hill. Too, too true. Did he tell you that, previous to arriving at the hill, he, along with several brothers and sisters of mine, their partners and a number of sweetly innocent nieces and nephews, had been pulled over by the police for hookey-bobbin'? We're talking over-aged delinquents here, folks! (I can be bribed to not reveal the name of the driver...) When they got back to my mom's house they all had *very* red cheeks - and I don't think it was just due to the cold... -Kathleen O'Shea ~ aka Kay Lynch (60) ******************************************** >>From: Alina "Louise" Wells (64) Thanks to all those who put in so much time and effort to make the class of 64 reunion so much fun! I also found the boat ride up the Hanford Reach especially interesting. Thanks also to Terry Liechty for the reunion photos online and to Gary for the link up to the Grad finder with more pictures! It has been especially fun as my parents have been up visiting from Phoenix to cool off in Seattle. They have enjoyed reading the Memories book that was put together for the reunion, reading some ALUMNI Sandstorms, and looking at the book by Paul Tampien's mom. It was great seeing everyone and I look forward to the next reunion. Thanks to Maren, Gary and Richard for all their time and effort with the Sandstorm. Money is in the mail to Maren. Unfortunately, I need to unsubscribe until Oct. 15th as I will be hiking and traveling. -Alina "Louise" Wells (64) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Here is some information about the un-boat races... The I.K.'s (Intercollegiate Knights) was a national college organization, that had a local chapter at CBC, it was a service organization that did community service projects, I had the privilege to be a member 68-69 and 69-70 when I went to CBC. The first un-boat races were a college sanctioned state wide event, held each spring in the Sammamish Slew, east of Seattle. All the entries were from the I.K. chapters from colleges all over the state. The I.K. chapter at CBC first brought the local version of the un-boat races to the Yakima River in the spring of 1970. The local race was, should I say, not sanctioned by anybody, and was pretty much an excuse to spend the day in the sun and drink beer - lots and lots of beer! The local I.K. chapter was, should I say, experienced beer drinkers! I vaguely remember running out of beer during one of the races and having some friends drop us 6-packs from the West Richland bridge, as we passed under. I still have my I.K. membership pin and membership certificate from the national I.K. organization, but had not thought about them in years. Thanks for the memories.... I have some un-boat race pictures somewhere I will have to look for them... -Rick Valentine (68) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) "HI" to all of the class of 69ers who attended our reunion last week-end. I hear that all went well and it was fun. A special thanks to the folks who covered my end of things on the Hedges wine tour. I hear that was Jackie Hickey Clark, Tom Albert, Duke Mitchell and Fred Artz covered my back-side in my absence. I was fired up to cook up some sausages and enjoy some fine Hedges wines. Actually, I was fired up to see all the classmates but my Legion baseball team just kept on winning. Barb Gile Larsen (67) wrote in and mentioned that her husband Jeff Larsen, RHS class of 66, and I could meet up in championship game of the American Legion World Series in Middletown Ct. Well, that proved to be the case. Jeff Larsen and I coached against each other in the Championship game last Thursday night. (If you're interested, the game will be re- broadcast Monday, 8/30 at noon or 1:00pm on ESPN and is available on the website for legion baseball for 6 months.) Congratulations to Jeff and his team, the Tri-City Reds, who whipped us in the finals. It really is a small world with two RHS grads coaching in the finals in Connecticut with the Tri-City Reds (in Minn.) playing the Kennewick Dusters from the Tri-Cities. Jeff was waiting to introduce himself at the hotel in Middletown to the Kennewick coaches as he reported he had been rooting for the other Tri-City team since he saw us playing in Regionals in Klamath Falls with a chance to go to the big dance. It blew his mind to find out I was a Richland High grad. We shared lots of stories and exchanged many names from Richland. I hope I see him again. What a great trip we had though. Roger Shaw, and ex-Richlander now residing in New Jersey picked me up one day at Grand Central Station in a 30 foot black stretch limo to enjoy 5 hours of sightseeing in New York City. What a great way to see the city. We went to Mickey Mantle's first thing, of coarse. Some great memories were made this summer and thanks to all for my friends like Ben Jacobs and Dean Hoff who all called and wrote to express their support and congratulations. We will all get together soon over a cold one and rehash the events. What a great group of kids we had and a fun summer we all shared. Too bad we didn't win it all but we made a nice run at it in a classy and dignified way. The people of Connecticut and New England were terrific, knowledgeable baseball fans who really took a shine to our kids. It was a big league atmosphere with many, many fans, expressing the most remote ties to the Northwest, coming by to say hello, wish us luck and root for a team from Washington State. We also had about 45 loyal parents who followed the team everywhere during the year. It was big fun and an experience I wouldn't trade in. BUT I SURE WANTED TO GO TO THE REUNION. Hi to Ken Dall (64) - wish I could have met with you while you were here for your 35th. Stay in touch. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) Unboat races, what a memory. We raced several times on the Yakima in the race. Only problem was we never finished one. The last one was the best, '73. Ken Artz, Art Shaeffer, (70) Mike Walker (73) Scott Privette (75?) and several other people were on a barn wall mounted on 55 gal barrels with a keg mounted in the middle of the raft. That was a long trip down the river. The IK's were a bunch of hard partying animals, in class and out of class as I remember. The closest thing to the race in Texas is floating the Guadeloupe near New Braunsfels, the only thing missing is going over a dam. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) I was watching the Disney Channel late last night, waiting for my teenager to come rolling in and saw an old "Wonderful World of Disney" that really brought back memories. It was Walt Disney introducing his plans for a new theme park called Disneyland, to be built near Los Angeles. The aerial photos showed the area surrounded by orchards. Things have surely changed now. I am sure that I didn't see this when it was on originally since we didn't have a television until after Disneyland was opened. I do remember being glued to the television set every time The Wonderful World featured a program set in Disneyland. I was in awe of all the rides and attractions I saw. My greatest wish was to go there someday. Mom and Dad promised us that we would go if we got straight A's. Ha, ha!! They knew they were safe because the caveat was that we three all had to do it at the same time. I finally got to Southern California when my kids were five and nine and I desperately want to go back again. Hope I don't have to wait for grandkids, it may be awhile. I am still a kid at heart. Mom used to take us to Carmichael Hill whenever there was snow on the ground until we were old enough to go by ourselves. We had a flexible flyer- type sled my dad's dad had made that was about four feet long and had that steering bar in front. I don't remember the fence, but there were some small pine trees that took a beating in the early fifties. They were run into and over on a daily basis. While sledding was a lot of fun, what I remember most is being cold and wet. My husband was the one who took the kids sledding. I still don't "do snow" as a result of my early experiences. I know, what a killjoy. Maren, my contribution will be in the mail sometime this week. It is the least I can do to repay you for all the memories. -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To Carla Delvin (77) Hi, this is Diane Hartley. You do not remember me but I was very good friends with your sister, Lynn. I was at your house all the time. Do you remember he parties we had in your basement? All the girls on one side and all the guys on he other - we were in 7th grade. I also know Jerry from when he was the baby, and then the Dare program. He used to come to Sacajawea all the time. He is still so cute. I have not seen Lynn for years. I hope all is well with her. It sound like you have a very demanding job. I thought I might like the 40/15 or 60/20 because of he different breaks, but never have been that road yet. Nice to hear from you. Have a good year. We start Monday with kids. -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Brad Upton's (74) Comments 8/29/99 I must comment on Brad's recent slanderous comments concerning my backing of Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) as a deserving member of the Wall of Fame. Brad, I don't know what you are implying but it sounds like you think you are a comedian or something. I must provide a little history so that you loyal Sandstorm readers will better understand Brad's misinformation. Tedi was our batgirl during our senior season. Brad was not a member of this team as he elected to turn out for track, wear the short pants, and run and jump over things. Therefore, he never saw the many things that Tedi did to ease Coach Rish's job of leading a well-oiled baseball machine. Taking a ball on the noggin, as Brad referred to, was only one of many things that Tedi did for the team. I'm sure she would have gladly taken many more shots if she felt it would have helped the team. She kept all the bats in order from the small feather-like 28 incher (Brad's assumed choice of lumber) to the mammoth 34 incher which only a few of us could handle! If the umpire was ever in need of a new ball, he only need to look Tedi's way and within seconds receive one of Tedi's fast balls to the chest. It was not beneath her to do a little housekeeping in the dugout area if needed, the sweeping up of sunflower seeds or the retrieving of a misplaced wad of gum. In fact, I believe occasionally Tedi would take a chew of tobacco with her "teammates". She could spit with the best of them! When the high school season was completed that year it was on to summer league baseball with the American Legion. Brad had completed his season of running and jumping in the short pants and decided to try his hand at a real sport: baseball. Tedi, too, decided to continue her efforts as the team's batgirl, but this latest adventure of her was to be short-lived. The first time she saw Brad on the baseball diamond the hysteria was too much for her to take. Watching him go through his pregame stretching routine was a sight to see. And his prowess at the plate was and still is legendary. Tedi, to save her sanity, resigned and left the entertainment value of Brad to her beloved teammates. Looking back I have come to realize that maybe this was the beginning of Brad's comedy career because to see him on the baseball field was pure humor! And as to whether Tedi Parks Teverbaugh deserves the "Wall" or not I've changed my mind. She doesn't belong on the wall because this girl was one better. Maybe a better recognition would be "Batgirl of the Millennium!!!! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/31/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff in: Marguerite Groff (54), Tom Hughes (56), Phil Jones (69), Cecily Riccobuono (77), Tony Ott (80), April Miller (92), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) Reunion Time! Club 40 is a wonderful umbrella for celebrating graduating from Richland (Col) High. We are looking at less than 2 weeks for the Class of '49 and the Class of '54 to celebrate their respective reunions (9/10-12). It's time for all you procrastinators out there to finally let us know you'll be attending. I received an e-mail from Debbie (Holden) Reis a few days ago. For a while we couldn't find her and I thank her tremendously for letting me know where she is. In her e-mail she included an item for the Want Ad. I asked if she really wanted me to publish it. She said to use the ad; that advertising pays. She said that it was a real mystery to her and she is wondering who, if anyone, will claim the pin. So, here it is. "IN SEARCH OF the original owner of the Demolay pin I recently unearthed from among my high school treasures. I confess I don't remember who he is, but if he has the courage to claim the pin I would love to hear from him. Must have been quite a guy." [deleted for privacy] Class of '54 - check out our web page - several more e-mail addresses have been added. Which, by the way, makes me wonder why more of you aren't out here putting your two cents worth into this wonderful publication. Maren, my check is "in the mail." (More likely tomorrow's mail.) -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ******************************************** >>From: Art "Tom" Hughes (56) To: Ray Gillette (59): You can se the irrigation ditch just to the west of Col Hi ending at Lee Blvd. the continuation of the ditch is just visible at the extreme right of the picture. The orchard that was where the school was built was a cherry orchard that we used to pick cherries from when walking from Smith down to the Village Theater for the Saturday Movies. I remember that we were usually barefoot and would have to look for grass or cement to walk on because the blacktop would be so hot it would blister your feet. There was another ditch down at the bottom of the hill on Lee where we would catch pollywogs on the way home. -Art (Tom) Hughes, Class of 56 {Tom -- Boy! You have to know EXACTLY where it is to see it. I sure don't see it. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Mike Davis 74 Yo Mike. Let's ease up on the follically challenged, here. I have it on good information that Brad Upton spent a good 45 minutes combing his hair before his last comedy gig. Unfortunately, he left it in the hotel. -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) Well I just got home from a most amazing weekend. What a great Bomber turn out for Michael Peterson's (77) show. That man is not only an awesome entertainer, but a wonderful human being. His first show was canceled after about four songs, due to a power outage. He was such a trooper. I felt so bad for him, but he did not once complain. It just gave him more time to meet with everyone back stage before the second show. He made everyone who came feel so special for being there, and what was neat about that, was that you knew he was sincere. A few of us fortunate ones were lucky to get seats right up front. Mike was so thrilled to come out to his hometown crowd, and really touched to see so many old friends. After the show, we all met at the Town Crier. Needless to say, it was standing room only in that place. They literally had to kick us out. Mike was so gracious. He signed everyone's CD's, and let everyone take pictures. When they finally got us out of Town Crier, we moved the party to a private home, and partied until 6:30am. Some of us decided we really needed to get a few hours sleep, and then we met that afternoon at Howard Amon park for a picnic, and again, we had a wonderful turn out. The last of us didn't leave there until 6:30pm. Then of course, this morning a few of us had to go to where else? The Spudnut shop. What a great time! For those of you who didn't know about it, I apologize, I tried to reach as many as I could. For those of you who knew, but couldn't make it, know that we kept you there in spirit. To Sean Lewis. Thank you for getting us those awesome seats. To Duke. Thank you for getting us all back stage passes. To Dave Adams. Thanks for the use of your house for the after hours party. Sandy Oberg, and Michelle Ruane. You two are still two of the nicest people I've ever met. It was great to see you. To Tami Swanson, Darcey Doyle, Cameron Mitchell, Roger and Carol Sonderland, Anne and Mark Gerken, Gary Davis, Dana Steichen, Karen Oster, Jeannie LaCroix, Leeanne Stone, Denise Simmons, Pete Nicacio, Tami Lyons, and Mark Kafentzis, Lynn Riggins, Debbie Nelson, will you ever get old!!! You all look so good, and it would not have been a party without you guys. If I've left anyone out, please forgive me. Last but not least, Michael, God bless you, and thank you for being the person that you are. You have a great gift, not only of song, but of the heart, and I wish you continued success in your career. To the entire class of 77, I feel so privileged to call you my classmates, but even more so, my friends. You are truly an amazing group of people. Take care, and let's do this again. Much love, -Cecily Riccobuono McClannahan (77) ******************************************** >>From: Tony Ott (80) To Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Unboat racing, what a great time! I remember how my Dad (Don Ott, 61) and all his buddies would spend weeks preparing the wildest craziest boats for the big "race". One year a group of his friends put a stripped down VW bus on fifty gallon barrels and had it sponsored by the old Stallag 13 tavern on the by-pass highway. I was able to ride behind it on an inner tube till we got to the dam. The "boat" high centered and the water current was so strong it pulled me UNDER the VW bus and I got stuck between the barrels and the dam. One of my dad's friends saw me go under and reached down and grabbed me, a good thing because at that same time the boat shifted and would have crushed me, as it turned out just a cut hand and a little water in the mouth. You mentioned a fire hose, one year we took a 2" inch pump out on the boat we made out of a plastic septic tank bottom, and used it to water fight the rest of the racers, it also helped us move down the river faster when we stuck it in the water and turned it on. One other memory is having to jump in after the full cans of beer that would float by and the people jumping off the bridges in West Richland trying to get on our boats, we had so much fun at those parties... er, races! -Tony Ott (80) ******************************************** >>From: April Miller (92) Just wanted to say that I went to the Michael Peterson (77) concert on Sat. night and it was FANTASTIC!!! There were still technical problems from the first show, but around 10pm, the 2nd show began. The best part was heading to the Town Crier afterwards and meeting Michael in person. He is very nice and polite and I am proud to have him as Bomber Alumni. Even though I am from the class of 1992, I hope everyone from the class of 1977 who was at the Town Crier didn't mind a "youngin" there as well. He will be in Richland until Thursday, so keep your eyes out everyone! -April Miller, Class of '92 ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for this month. Please send more. ******************************************** ******************************************** July, 1999 ~ September, 1999