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   Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ OCTOBER, 1999
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17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff in: Daryl Johns (57), Jim House (63), Steve Sawyer (65), Billy Didway (66), Phil Jones (69), Rich Crigler (70), Richard Rathvon (71), Anne Mitzlaff (77), Dan Staringer (78), Trinity L. Webb (95), ******************************************** ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>FROM: Daryl Johns (57) Date: Thu Sep 30 15:14:36 1999 RE: Recent visit I just returned from a visit to Richland to see my father, brother and sisters and their families. Although I have been back a few times since graduating in 1957, I must say it gets harder each time to find my way around. I can't quite figure out where the money is coming from to build all the new houses in the Kennewick area. I remember sage-brush and sand. The Meadows golf course looks like it would be fun to play. Wish I had a extra day. I'll try to send a few recollections another time. -Daryl Johns (57), Vermont ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) RE: Custodians At the suggestion of Lee Bush (68), let me be the first submit my name to the list of Bomber custodians. I had the honor in the spring of '63. Four of us, with the aid of a co-conspirator in the office, had enjoyed a beautiful sunny spring day in Pasco playing golf. Within a few days a major investigation began. The leader of our foursome, Kenny W., offered to go to prison or take a bullet in the head a la Gordon Liddy, rather than rat on his buddies. (duh, how about the three other guys who came to school with serious sun burns on a Thursday?). Since I showed no remorse and my mom refused to accept the blame as an unfit mother, the Assistant Principal told me I had to work with the janitors for several weeks if I wanted to graduate. (Was that an oxymoron?). I always wondered how Al, Ernie, Phil, Frank and the other "professionals" felt about my sentence. Did they appreciate the help from a teenager who attacked the floors and blackboards like an athletic event? Or did they resent the administration’s apparent view that their career vocation was a punishment for me. -Jim House (proud part time custodian) 63 ******************************************** >>From: Steve Sawyer (65) RE: Spudnut Wannabe Recipe I pulled the recipe out of the 9/16/99 Sandstorm and gave it to the Culinary Arts Vocational Instructor here at the Alaska Job Corps where I am currently the Accounting Vocation Instructor. Today she handed me a plate piled with "Spudnuts". She had a student make a batch and distributed them to all instructors here. Mace was used as the only spice and it seemed to work well. The "Spudnuts" were well received. I've promised to bring back some of the real thing next time I get to Richland (which I expect to do briefly in November) so that we can make a side-by-side comparison and try to get the spices right. If we come up with the correct amounts and kinds of spices to use through some trial and error, I'll post the information. Meanwhile, does anyone know of a batch of "Spudnuts" being made any further from Richland than Palmer, Alaska! Val, I hope your father is smiling. I've enjoyed reading about others remembrances of favorite teachers. Sandstorm brings back many fond memories of a special place during a special time. -Steve Sawyer (65) ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) To Lee Bush (68) That is a great idea! They were just as important as quarterbacks. After that we can start on bus drivers, as they had the safety of hundreds of kids in their hands daily, which would be a hard list to compile. An even harder list to come up with would be to remember all the classes valedictorians (by my spelling it wasn't me). Just this past weekend, here in Skagit county, there was a motorcycle ride called the Oyster Run. Anyone with a motorcycle could ride in it but the majority were Harley owners. Some of the helmets reminded me of the times that Gary O'Rourke (66) would ride around Uptown Richland on a 305 Honda with a black jacket and a WW1 German army helmet, complete with the spike on top. People did stop and stare at that helmet! -Billy Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Steve Piippo (70) Dick Boston got some quarterback starts in 68. Duke Mitchell was moved to QB at the start of 68, ahead of my passing style, to run Rallis' new veer option offense. Duke got hurt and I than got some starts. When I too got hurt, Dick Boston finished the season and started all the next year, 69, I think. Notice all the injuries? Rallis was a great guy but he absolutely pounded us in practice. By the third game my senior year, something like 11 original starters on offense and defense were injured. We really had nice talent but couldn't stay healthy. I'm told George did the same thing for awhile when he coached in Oregon after leaving Richland. In one week, as the story goes, he lost his two best runners at Grant High. I guess he than backed off and toned down practices. He had us "going live" on Thursday nights before our Friday games. We hit every day. I've lost track of George Rallis but sure remember him. J.D. came in after that and RHS started winning with very similar or somewhat less talent than we had in those earlier years; a tribute to what a good high school coach can do. QB list. I'm sending Maren the new revised addition. I'm confused about 1955. I had Pete Hollick and David Frost in 55 but now I'm told 54. Who played in 54? I'm still missing 52, 51, 50 and 49, as well as pre-46. And I know, who cares! (Maren) Attached is the updated QB list to put on the website when you can. Thanks -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Rich Crigler (70) TO Steve Piippo (70) Boston was the qb but in 69, Jones (69) has everyone all messed up. He played football in 69 but was a trackster in 70. Yes, boo boo (Mike Davis - 74) a trackster! You obviously have some problem with running. You and Jones both seem to be a bit hostile when you talk to or about a track guy. Would it have anything to do with either of your's inability to take a lap. Gees you baseball guys sure did get into shape back then. What, you warmed up while Rish smoked. Right? Usually a two cig warm up and you guys were ready to go. -Rich Crigler (70) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Rathvon (71) To Randy Rice (75) Forgot about Blalock! Seems that there was a Jerry Rice that wasn't bad, either. To Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) I stand by the comments of Sports Expert and Commentator, Mr. Rice (75)!! -Richard Rathvon (71) ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) Re: Bombers shirts Mrs. LaRiviere mentioned shirts etc. done at RHS and how they will ship them. The marketing class there just finished making flyers to mail out for ordering. They only put in the 3 biggest selling styles (mail order tops), but I think my son said they could include other styles if they wanted. Anyway, if someone would like a flyer, I'll ask him how to go about sending them as part of the project. I didn't get the details of how it all works, but they will be sending them out to see which flyer gets the most returns. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Anne - Suggest a WEBSITE to your son!!! -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Dan Staringer (78) I have fond, fond memories of Mrs. Lester. She and I were avid San Francisco Giant fans and we used to talk baseball extensively. She was my teacher in 72 and that year the Giants went to the playoffs. Back then, all of the weekday games were in the afternoon. I'll never forget when she allowed me to watch the playoff game in its entirety. She told me to keep it quiet, but that I could watch it until it was over. Needless to say, I didn't peep a word about what I was doing to anyone! -Dan Staringer (78) ******************************************** >>From: Trinity L. Webb (95) Re: Janitors I graduated in '95. I remember an Operation Clean Jean. Don't remember the last name. Maybe someone who taught at RHS during the years '91 - '95 could help out. Piippo? Got any info on this subject. I will never forget the Boeing Trip! Oh that bus ride!!!! Take Care, -Trinity Webb '95 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff in: Gary Behymer (64), Lynn Dodson (66), Phil Jones (69), Mike Franco (70), Steve Piippo (70), Jim Rice (75), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) The Class of 1964 is searching for the following missing members. John Daniel Alexander Roxie Alexander Frances Black Helen Bower TeriAnn (Boyer) McGrew Janet Brandyberry Barbara Brown Stan Bryant RE: Bomber Mania Copies of Bomber Mania, the definitive Richland Bomber Basketball book, are available again. or Bomber Mania The History of Richland High School Basketball 1953-1980 By Ernest Z. Jensen and Richard W. Swanson This book was put together and released in 1980. It is 52 pages of Col-Hi aka Richland High School aka Richland Bomber Basketball. It is full of statistics, records and many game by game information gathered from the Tri-City Herald, the Bomber Booster Club & many individuals. Copies are $8.20 each 2 for $13.20 3 for $18.20 -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dodson Stedman (66) RE: Nuclear soufflé I listened to Art Bell's radio program this week and heard him talk about a "nuclear soufflé" growing somewhere in Hanford, Washington. I thought it was especially funny because he pronounced soufflé as "suffle" until some listener called in and gave him the right pronunciation. So much for his credibility and his alarmist statements about this "thing that's growing out of nuclear waste." So . . . how's the souffle going down there? -Lynn Dodson Stedman '66 ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) Crigler's track participation obviously impaired his ability to understand English. Maybe it was the running in circles. I plainly had Dick Boston's years of participation in Bomber athletics correct and was in no need of correction. Nice try Rich but I don't have the list "all messed up" and you still don't have one on me. -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Steve, Yeah Dick Boston was QB our senior year... but that actually was the fall of 1969, or the 1969 season. I don't know who the QB was for the class of 1971 (1970 season), that whole class was such a bunch of childish, immature little pukes compared to us (1970 intelectuals) that I have completely forgotten everything I could about them. TO Dan Staringer 1978: Are you related to the great Don Staringer? Let me know. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Phil Jones (69): Jack Dawson can tell you who quarterbacks were in 48-49 eras. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) I was bragging a couple days ago about the 5 straight State XC championships from 71-75. The basketball team wasn't too shabby those same years (must have been the strontium-90 in the water). Our bball records: 1971 20-3, season (including district) - I don't know what we did at state 1972 19-2, State Champs (beat Lincoln and Hazen at state), ended 23-2 1973 20-2, 4th at State (I think that's the year we lost to Mountlake Terrace?) 1974 20-2, 2nd at State (lost to Roosevelt, who had a future-NBAer at center, in the finals) 1975 19-3, 2nd at State (lost to Garfield in the finals) Like I said, not a bad stretch of years (98-12, .891 winning percentage). BTW, here's another trivial claim-to-fame: I bet I'm the only Bomber alum to have coached against the Bombers in the state championships. In 1979 (another Bomber state title year), I was student teaching at Garfield and coaching their basketball team, and Garfield lost to Richland in the state semis. (Garfield's locker room was a slightly different atmosphere than Richland's...) -Jim Rice (75) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff in: Norma Culverhouse (49), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Richard Anderson (60), Mary Ray (61) Kenny Wright (63), Lee Bush (68), Diana Fowler (70), Mike Davis (74), Carol Barnard (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Culverhouse King (49) TO Linda King Goetz (79) TO Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) TO Shawna Doyle Boolen (75) Linda, Darcy and Shawna, I think the Doyles and Kings did go to the drive-in together in separate cars parking side by side but as I recall we decided it wasn't a good idea. With 10 kids wanting to interact and Jim-Jim and Steve (being the oldest) getting great ideas about what would be fun to do at the drive-in if they could get out of the car. How many trips do you need to the bathroom? -Norma Culverhouse King (49) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) When I read the comment by Trinity Webb (95) on 10/1/99, and the mention of janitors, my thoughts immediately went to a man by the name of Bill Hartley. In the 50's he would grab boys that were "out of line" and stand them up by their shirt against the walls and I remember him in a few scuffles in the halls. If anyone (janitor or teacher) today did what he used to do they would be in jail in a minute. The "rough" boys were always on the lookout for "Hartley" and they cleaned up their act fast when they saw him coming. He was the Head Custodian but he was also the "keeper of the peace" in the halls at Col Hi when I was there. Anyone out there remember him? -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From Richard Anderson (60) To Lee Bush (68): Hey Lee! Surely by now you know that you have to CLUB those jocks to get their attention! I mean, that's why they have coaches -- to explain to them what is going on (and sometimes it actually sinks in). -Richard Anderson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) In yesterday's Sandstorm, Lynn Dodson Stedman (66) was inquiring about the mushrooming nuclear waste. I am also interested in hearing more details about this issue. The coverage here was minimal. The Newscaster simply reported that nuclear waste in a building in Yakima was rising like bread dough and there were fears that it might explode. He didn't state what the repercussions would be if it did explode or what was being done about the problem. Since coverage is usually more comprehensive at the location of a news story, maybe someone in the area could enlighten the rest of us. I read an interesting article in the August issue of US News magazine about the nuclear waste cleanup at Hanford and other places in the country. They are apparently finding radioactive ants and flies buzzing around the nuclear trash piles. The article compared the find to a scene out of an old B-grade horror movie. It brought to mind those old fifties movies about towns being invaded by giant insects. Let us pray that they don't go for the Spudnuts! Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright (63) RE: Jim House's (63) nomination Let me be the first to second the nomination of Jim House (63) as the first Custodian on the Custodian Wall of Fame. Early on in this ESandstorm thing I almost replied to a lady who told her personal Tom Lyda (RHS Vice-Principal) story. I now feel compelled to recant my reminiscences of Tom since Jim brought up the memory: It was a week or so before graduation in the Spring of '63 and for us Seniors everything had pretty much finished. Teachers filled their classes with fluff. So two of us from '63 and two from '64 decided to utilize our time most efficiently. Golf was the most obvious efficient use of this time. A friend of a guy named Ray (64) worked in the office and she was in on the fix. So, one-by-one, as we called into the office to tell the school that our son would not be coming to school, that he was sick so please excuse him, the friend would put our names on the sick list. It was a perfect "inside job." Except she got so excited as being a coconspirator that she wrote our names down on the "Girls OK List" instead of the "Boys OK List." If that little office mistake was not enough (or even if it had not even occur) we were unlucky on another front that day--the 1st tee. As we were teeing up, up the Pasco Club House path walked the TCH Sports Editor who recognized all of us right away. He waved hello and our foursome appeared in that evenings sports column ( I think he was Charley VanSickle, is that right?). Now comes the Tom Lyda story. The next morning "Dutch Haag" (RHS Principal) had to recluse himself for being my Sunday School teacher for years. So he turned over this "little problem" to Mr. Tom Lyda. As we were sitting in his office that morning it was ( as Denny Damschen (62) would say "stupid") to deny the day before. With arms folded across his chest, sitting on the corner of the desk, in a stern and serious tone, trying to convey the gravity of the situation, he told Jim and I that we were not going to graduate in a couple of days because we played hooky. Well, to me this seemed so preposterous and Tom, trying to be dramatic, looked like a comical figure that I spontaneously started to laugh. That was gas on the fire for Tom (thank God for my perfect yearly Sunday School attendance in my earlier childhood). Jim was lucky to be a custodian, I was a groundskeeper. I can not remember what Ray and the 4th foursome had to do. Who was the 4th? Jim deserves the 1st spot on the Custodian Wall of Fame, he did it the old fashion way, he earned it. -Kenny Wright (63) ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) Re: JANITORS To: Jim House (63), Billy Didway (66) & Trinity Webb (95): RE: Historical List of Janitors Glad to see that the three of you validated my suggestion. Now I don't know how many janitors went on to clean up in the pro's and I don't want to sponge off anyone but if we all put our minds together we can come up with a list. We may have to push the idea, if you know what I mean, but it would be well worth it. Incidentally, I discovered what JANITORS really stands for - Just Another New Interesting Topic Of Richland Schools. Coincidence or a government conspiracy? Probably just a coincidence, if the subject isn't swept under the rug! I bet this got some of you thinking about those men and women who put up with us from our first day of school until we graduated! They did a great job, were friendly and probably still are. There are others that need mention and Maren brought them to my attention: the cooks, office staff, etc. Not to mention the Bomber Bowl Cleanup Crews!!!! Till later fellow Bombers (and fellow non quarterbacks)!! Lee Bush (68) ******************************************** >>From: Diana Fowler Bernard (70) Love getting the Sandstorm, but am real sick of listening to Crigler (70) and the "guys" talk about football and track - - do we not have a life after Bomberville? Just kidding, would love to hear from some of the class of "70" girls! Are you out there? Had some good times driving Crigler's mother's car around town, chasing after Amacker, and trying to keep up with Palmer, Knirck, Ibatuan and Miller - - where are you girls? Let's have some "girl talk!!!!" Sorry Rich, had to get their attention somehow... -Diana Fowler Bernard, Class of "70" ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) RE: Bomber Trivia: What three year Bomber had the best accumulative overall finishes of any player ever? Here's an example for the "ungifted", like Franco: Pat Hoke: 1970 - finished 3rd at Regionals in Spokane 1971 - finished 2nd at Regionals in Spokane 1972 - State Championship Team There are players that can top Hoke's finish? Do you know the best finish? (Fishbach, You should be able to handle this question!) -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Barnard (76) As a single mom with a son in college (UofW) and two more kids who will hopefully be college bound in a few years, I'm trying to help spread the word about a Paper Science and Engineering scholarship available through the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation (WPPF) through the UofW. It is a four year scholarship that pays a large percentage of the recipients tuition. The WPPF awards up to 25 of these scholarships each year. In the last two years they haven't even received 25 applicants! Students need to be strong in math and science and willing to attend the University of Washington. Scholarship applications must be submitted by February 1 to ensure consideration for the following school year. Applicants are then notified by early April. And no, you don't automatically end up working at a stinky paper mill. My son is planning on getting his PS&E degree (he just started his second year) and then taking one more year of classes to get his Chemical Engineering degree. Not bad, 5 years of college (4 of which most of your tuition is paid for) and ending up with two degrees! He should have lots of job opportunities to choose from. There is an Information Meeting this Wednesday, October 6, at the Richland Public Library at 6:30 pm. A representative from the WPPF/UofW will be there to explain the PS&E program and to answer questions. There may also be one or two PS&E grads at the meeting. If you can't attend the Information Meeting, but are interested in additional info, send me an e-mail and I can have information sent to you (I would need your mailing address) or call the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation directly at 206-543-2763. I would love to see all 25 scholarships awarded in April for the following school year! If you know any high school seniors or community college students who you think might be interested, please let them know about this scholarship opportunity. Thanks! Maren, keep up the good work. Really enjoy reading my daily Sandstorm. -Carol Barnard (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff in: Anna May Wann (49), Shirley Watts (49), Ralph Myrick (51), Mike Brady (61), Roger Fishback (62), Anna Durbin (69), Lance Willis (70), Terry Hutson (74), Amanda Hitt (86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May Wann Thompson (49) To Phil Jones (69) E-Mail Jim Doyle Class of '49 - He played on both fall teams 48 and 49 and I bet he can tell you exactly who the quarterbacks were for that year. If they went by numbers, like they do now, it looks like Jack Davis (49) could have been quarterback both years, He was #5, There is also a fellow by the name of Bob Cole (50) with number 4. Or better yet why doesn't Dick Roberts (49) go back into those copies of Sandstorms he has and there should be write-up for those years - After all I think he was Sports Editor. Come on Richard, they need that information. -Anna May Wann Thompson, '49 ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) Hello Sandstorm Members: I wish to thank all the people who worked on the 50 year reunion for 49ers. It was well done and lots of fun with many happy memories (and memorabilia) to cherish in the years to come. It was an especially significant event for me because I was reunited with three other friends that I chummed with from eighth grade through high school; we hadn't been all together since graduation, and I think it is a kind of miracle that we are all reasonably healthy, active, financially stable, and have great husbands. To Bev Keller Marcum McMullen (49): I was saddened to hear about your bereavement. Please accept my condolences. You did your usual excellent job on helping with the planning of the reunion; as I recall you were an exceptional contributor in high school too. To Ray Gillette (49): I didn't know that you had MS until I read it in our memory book. My former sister-in-law is also afflicted with this disease, but she was able to come to the reunion in a wheelchair. She looked great. You were missed. To Dick Roberts (49): Dick, you still do a mean jitterbug. You looked terrific on the dance floor. To Dick Harris (49): If you want to see old cars, come to the Frog Follies and be a guest at my house. You can also visit the ALCOA plant. They just gave me $17,500 for my greenway project. To Anna May Wann Thompson (49): You did a great job on the reunion book. Thanks. You look great too. To Rex Davis (49): Rex, you haven't changed a bit. Hair is just a little lighter that's all. To Ted Rowden (48): Ted, Janis Ervin and I don't seem to recall the event you discussed. The only thing we remembered on those trips home from WSU was the fact that we were in misery most of the time because we were too bashful to mention we had to stop to go to the bathroom. Boy have times changed and am I glad my husband has a hearing problem. I guess my biggest problem with the reunion was that I didn't get to see and talk to everyone. Also the PA system was inadequate so we couldn't hear the program. If any of you former class members ever come through Evansville, Indiana, please be my guest. There are lots of unusual things to see in the near vicinity, and it would be my pleasure to show them to you. -Shirley Watts James (49) ******************************************* >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Looking at the 1947 annual there are full pose shots. They are Allen, Skow, Weir, Laymann, Jones, Kraus, Massey,Vaughn, Dier, Sandusky, Jack Davis, Haughes, Clark, and Richey. The one who is holding the ball like he is receiving it from a center is Laymann. In the l948 annual the pages that have the individual pictures of the football team, Don Fisher (50) is in passing position. I believe he was quarterback in l948. The team was made up of Browning, Coyle, Allen, Marzyck, Sanddusky, Massy, Gire, Capt. Crowder, Roderman, Meicenheimer, Davis, Sheeran, Thompson, McCormick, Fisher, Lyle and Marcum. In the l949 annual, there are individual pictures but of just head and helmet shots. They were McCormick, Fisher, Doyle, Reed, J. Davis, R. Davis, Richey, Marzyck, Kind, Crowder, Woehle, Meicenheimer, Blaney, Marcum, Stumpf, Harper, Cole, and Turner. Pick one for quarter back. -Ralph Myrick (51) Hope this might help. ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) RE: Janitor Hall of Fame Add Mr. Krepski to the Janitor Hall of Fame... Mr. Krepski was the janitor at Sacajawea Elementary School in the late 40's and early 50's. He was a great guy who kept the school spotless. What about school secretaries in the Hall of Fame? We had a great one at Sacajawea in the 40's and 50's. Mrs. Maxwell (AKA Mrs. Dall) was loved by all of the children. Her sons, Richard, Kenny, and step-son Phil attended Sacajawea at that time, too. They were wonderful friends and family! -Mike Brady (61) ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) To Mike Davis (74): Many Bombers might think the answer to your trivia is Mike Neill who had the following: 1973 Second at State 1974 Second at State 1975 Fourth at State Actually the best record belongs to a Bomber who played three full years on the Varsity, though he was never a starter. Eric Sipple (a transfer from California) 1972 First at State 1973 Second at State 1974 Second at State Some may have thought it was Ray Stein. Ray Stein had the following: 1962 Third at State 1963 Third at State 1964 Third at State -Roger Fishback (62) Bomber Basketball Statistician. Mike, my last name ends with a k and not an h. ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) TO Diana Fowler Bernard (70) Dear Diana: Hey, I second the motion. Yes, we did have fun too, even though some of us mature types didn't have much sports because Title IX hadn't been passed yet. (Sorry to talk like a lawyer.) We would have had some all state gymnasts, for example. Some of us will never forget Debbie Waggoner doing back handsprings the length of the gym. And, she is still in shape and can still out dance anyone. My children were shocked and appalled about the time we stuffed 11 of us in our Volkswagen Beetle for a trip to Zips. I am fearful that I do not remember all the names of the sardines. My youngest commented that we couldn't have had enough seat belts. Did we have seat belts then? I must say, I did spend some time without the VW after that. How did my mother find out? So, Bomber Women, send in the stories! -Anna Durbin '69 ******************************************** >>From: Lance Willis (70) In line with Diana Fowler (70), any one of the loser class of 70 out there. There was a certain group of us who didn't really realize we were in High School. Bill Wedberg (70) for one. I would like to hear from some of those who had to beg to get a D to graduate. Barb, are you still keeping Bill (William) a float? I've contacted most of the Prison's to track down the loser class but haven't had much luck. -Lance Willis, Class of 70 ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) RE: GIRL TALK To: Diana Fowler Bernard (70): You're right. I too, am sick of listening to all the sports and guys talking about their awards to one another. Like, "DAH", come on. There was more to life then this. As for a 70's girl, the jocks were fun to watch but you got them off the field or court and they stumbled all over them selves, especially when it came to romancing a girl. So what were some the fun things we use to do? Travel, dancing, clubs, cruising the park and Lee Boulevard and even just watching the beautiful sunset on the Columbia River with someone very special. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Amanda Hitt LaRiviere (86) Mrs. Gerken mentioned the flyers the school store is making. One more note: Mary Kaye said the Bomber Boosters are going to post items on their web site very soon; she estimated within a week. -Amanda Hitt LaRiviere (86) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/5/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff in: Ray Gillette (49), Dick Epler (52), Roger Fishback (62), John Bixler (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), Billy Didway (66), Patti Eckert (68), Vikki Kestell (70), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) 1948 and 1949 football teams; Don Fisher was the QB both years if my memory serves. Rish had single wing offense in those days and therefore the QB played a little different role. But Don did most - if not all - of the passing. In '49 we had fullback Bill McCormick and halfbacks Jim Doyle and Rex Davis. Not sure if Rick Reed played halfback, could be. -Ray Gillette '49 ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) For Phil Jones (69): I believe the quarterback for the 51-52 school year was Lionel Roberts (52), backed up by Bobby Harding (52). Hugh Hinson (52) might also have been a backup as well, but I’m not sure. I seem to recall that these were mostly single-wing teams in those days, so that the function of the quarterback was a little different than what we're used to now. This is from my memory banks. I haven't been able to find my school annuals for some time now, so the information needs to be verified by others, preferably by some of the jocks from the class of ’52. Jack Dawson, who I believe is still in Richland, would know for sure. -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) RE: Bomber Trivia I had one small mistake with the trivia question from Mike Davis (74). Sipple's first name was Richard and not Eric. My mistake. -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** >>From: John Bixler (64) Okay - Does anybody remember a movie that played at the Richland Theater circa 1958 - 1960. This was a sci-fi thriller. The alien monsters were able to burrow into your spine from the back of your neck and I think take control of you, or kill you or do things to horrible to mention. The heroes were back on their heels and at the brink of defeat when one of the characters said we need to get as much electricity as possible and we can electrocute them. He said call up Hanford and get all their electricity. Needless to say the audience went nuts. Sure enough the Hanford electricity did the trick and the earth was safe once again. Never mind that there probably was not a whole lot of electricity being produced at hanford at that time. - Bix -John Bixler (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) To Mike Brady '61 The secretary's name was Irene MAXFIELD (and before that Dahl). She is a lovely woman, still living in her home on Stevens. I'll share your kind words with her. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger '65 ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) RE: fire drills To Anna Durbin (69) Thanks for reminding me about stuffing people into Volkswagens. I remember we tried to see how many we could stuff into a phone booth. There was also the Chinese Fire Drill -- when coming to a red light everyone would jump out of the car and run around it as many times as possible before it turned green. I am sure there was a logical reason for doing that. I can't remember what it was though. -Billy Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Eckert Weyers (68) RE: Spudnut Shop TV Ad Everyone now seen the neat Richland Spudnut Shop's television advertisement? (Tri City local television) Even the owners are in it and the inside of the shop and the story told of how it came about to still be in business. Great footage and a very cute ad and they captured the spudnuts to perfection making one want to jump in the car and go get some "energy"...... if you haven't yet, make it a point to try and view it. -Patti Eckert Weyers (68) ******************************************** >>From: Vikki Kestell (70) Re: Diana Fowler Bernard, Class of "70" Diana, I don't really remember you, but I agree with your sentiments whole heartedly. Let's hear from more Class of 70 ladies! Our 30-year reunion is coming up, and we need more participation from the Class of 70 on this forum! I'd like to hear from people who were involved in music 1968-70: Advanced Choir, Swing Choir, etc. Steve Carver was a great jazz/honkey-tonk pianist. Anyone know where he is? I'm still very involved in music, and have passed that gift on to two of my three children. -Vikki Kestell, Class of 70 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Roger Fishback (62): Very close, but no cigar! Richard Sippel (not Eric) did not play his senior yr. and transferred here his junior year. You did get the years correct, though - try again! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/6/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and 1 Lion wrote today. Hugh Hinson (52), Alan McMurtry (61), Denny Damschen (62), Roger Fishback (62), Jim Hamilton (63), Patti Keeney (63), Duane Neitzel (KSH-64), Gary Behymer (64), Jean Armstrong (64), Kathie Roe (64), Gregor Hanson (65), Patty Perkins (69), Steve Piippo (70), Janell Johns (71), John Mosley (71), Linda Smith (72), Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) TO: Dick Epler (52) You are correct about the football team in 1951 (fall). Don Lyall (center), Bob Crum (guard), Jim Mauzy (tackle), Mac Richardson (tackle), Bob Miller (end), Ron Snow (end), Lionel Roberts (qb), Jack Dawson (left half), Jack Marrow (fullback), Skip Scott (right half), Hugh Hinson (linebacker and blocking back), Jim McKeown (defense back), Jim Chubb (defense back). We lost one game that year to Walla Walla. I still talk to some of the guys once in awhile. See ya. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** >>From: Alan McMurtry (61) Sorry to see what started as such an interesting, entertaining, and informative forum descend to the persistently banal level where it seems to have settled. I've lost hope that it will recover. Please delete my name from your list. -Alan McMurtry (61) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) I hate it when I'm stupid. Always have. This is not a stupid episode, but that's historically the way I start so deal with it. We used to play a variety of "work-up" baseball during the summers that we called "over-the-line". We played with a minimum of three players, an outfielder, a pitcher, and a batter. You had to hit the ball out of the infield in the air or it was an out. If the outfielder caught a fly ball it was an out. A foul ball was an out. With only one outfielder we only used half the field. If a right handed batter hit the ball to right field or a lefty hit to left field it was an out. You got three outs and then moved to outfield, outfield to pitcher, and pitcher to batter. A hit to the outfield in the air was a single. If it hit the fence it was a double. If you hit the fence in the air it was a triple. A home run was a home run. We sure spent a lot of time doing this and we progressed from a little league field to the Pony League Field to the Memorial Softball Field to the Colt League (Bomber) Field. later, -denny damschen (62) ps: ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) RE: Mike Davis trivia TO: Mike Davis (74) Okay Davis you got me with Sipple but I'm just going by memory, which is slipping fast. There was a sophomore that went to the state tournament in 1972 and again as a junior and senior by the name of Bruce Wallace. I believe he played Junior Varsity in 1972 and was brought up to the tournament team at the end of the season, so I will rule him out. I believe that you are looking for another sophomore in 1972, who played very little in his entire career. He did however make the varsity in 1972, 1973 and 1974. His name was Dave McVicker. If this isn't correct then you have stumped me. -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) To John Bixler (64): If memory serves me correct it was "Invaders From Mars", which was the second most scary movie I ever saw. The scariest was that awful VD film they ran by you in basic training that we had to show our troops in Italy on an annual basis for Commanders Information. -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Keeney (63) RE: VW's did float.. What I want to know is who else was with my brother, Jack (65), when he decided to see if our family car (a '61 VW bug) would float? Some years ago, he revealed that a bunch of his friends "helped" our VW float over to an island north of Richland, drove it around, and floated it back. Dad couldn't figure out why the car was so wet with weeds hanging out of it! (Wish I'd thought of that)... -Patricia (aka Patti) Keeney (63) ******************************************** >>From: Duane Neitzel (KHS-64) RE: "Fiend Without a Face" I remember seeing "Fiend Without a Face" at the Richland Theater. Just as you describe, the audience went nuts when Hanford was mentioned. From the description on the video tape box..."Panic and terror grips the people in and around a secret U.S. Air Force radar station in Canada. One by one, people die horrifying deaths when strange brain-like creatures attack them, leaping onto their heads and devouring their brains. The fate of mankind hinges on a gruesome battle with the deadly creatures." B&W 1958. Starring Marshall Thompson and Terence Kilburn. Directed by Arthur Crabtree. "FWF" is a pretty good movie. But like most of the 1950s Sci-Fi movies, "FWF" looked at technology, especially nuclear technology, as an evil force that brings only death, destruction, mutations, and the end of the world. Some things don't change, but that aside, the scene that John Bixler mentions went something like this...A technician comes out of the reactor to report, "The rods are all smashed. We'll never be able to shut her down now." "What about spares?" "You know how we put this place together. There are no extras of anything." "What do we do now?" "The nearest supply would be at the Hanford works in [sic] the Columbia River." And the matinee crowd at the Richland Theater goes wild. -Duane Neitzel (KHS 64) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) Re: John Bixler 10/05/99 ...the movie you were trying to remember was "Invaders from Mars". A definite 'cult classic'. Maybe #2 on my list of favorites from the 50s. #1 would be "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"...that one kept me out of the water melon patches on the Pasco side of the river. For more about "Invaders..." go to -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To: John Bixler (64): Could that movie have been "The Invaders From Mars" with Kevin McCartney or McCarthy??? That was one where the wind was blowing and you would fall in the ground and the aliens would give you a shot in the back of your neck and they would become you.. It was the scariest shows I have ever seen and had nightmares about it for years.. Mom tried to reassure me that it was not true by pointing out the zippers in the alien's suits... I never did see them... -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) To: John Bixler (64) The only sci-fi movie I remember is "THEM". It was about ants mutated by radiation; these giant bugs made loud squeaky sounds when they were nearby. I thought this movie was so scary .. and loved it! (Hey, Bix, sorry you missed our last reunion; hope to see you at Reunion 2000 next summer.) Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** >>From: Gregor Hanson (65) To Mike "Boo Boo" Davis ('74) I think the answer to your trivia question on the best top finishes by a Bomber hoopster is Dave McVicker with a first place in '72; and second place finishes in '73 and '74. I can't believe that Roger Fishback (62) missed this one!! You too could have probably been included in the answer to that trivia question with the same finishes in those years as you were a soph on the '72 championship team, but as I recall the next year you traded in your Chuck Taylor cons and green and gold striped warm ups for an apron and paper hat to man the fryer at the Spudnut Shop for a few bucks a week plus all you can eat spuddies!! Right?? -Gregor '65 ******************************************** >>From: Patty Perkins Courson (69) I too remember that Volkswagen stuffing thing. What was that all about anyway. We didn't break your record Anna but maybe we did. It was 11 with band instruments! -Patty Perkins-Courson, Class of 69 ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Phil Jones (69): Grandpa Jack Dawson (52) was a formidable football player in the late 49 era and lives on the Yakitat road above Benton City. He's in the phone book. Jack retired from Battelle PNNL as an Acoustic Emission Technical expert. Carolyn Rish Moore (Fran Rish's daughter) who works here in RHS says she will ask her dad about the quarterbacks. Walla Walla was tough! -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Janell Johns Turrentine (71) To: Vikki Kestell (70) The last time I saw Steve Carver was about 25 years ago while he was playing in a band performing at the Black Angus in Pasco. I can only hope that he has been able to utilize his excellent musical talents. -Janell Johns (71) ******************************************** >>From: John Mosley (71) To Richard Rathvon (71) Hi! Glad to see you have found this site it is a blast to read about Bomber trivia every day. Sorry that you live in Texas :( LOL. I live in Auburn now. To Steve Curd (70) Funny that you should write in as I was just talking about you the other day and that's a first since about 1970! Now where is Randy Roth (74?) To Stu Osborn (70) Yes Stu I do remember the semi truck at the Richland Y and all of my other near death experiences also. I don't remember who the drivers trainer was I think it was the chemistry teacher and I think there was someone else in the car too... a girl if I can tell from the high pitched scream or maybe that was me. To Brad Upton (74) Do you still coach track at the UW? Read a nice article about you in the PI but that has been a while ago now. Remember the Pasco High reunion we went to? To all other Bombers don't marry a girl (or boy) from Pasco. Being surrounded by Purple and White for a whole night is... well lets just say the only laugh was when Brad was on! To CtKers I have spent many years trying to forget that place. Not all memories are bad but really the only teacher that stands out is Sister Rosie Red ***. Hey lets dress in black wool from head to toe and live in desert!! No wonder they were so crabby. Finally to Mike Davis (74) Now Mike I don't want to get into a long and lengthy discussion about Bomber trivia or sports or what ever (I give, you win) but you just got to get over this track vs. baseball football vs. cross county thing. We all know you wanted to be a cross country/track star (those of you with weak stomachs and good imaginations who know Mike may not want to read any more) but just could not stand the laughter you caused when you put on a pair of thin clingy nylon track shorts with the split up the side. LOL To Mike Franco (70) 1971 Immature pukes? Please we may be immature and childish but the only puke I ever saw was some 1970 seniors drinking 20/20 Mad Dog hanging out the window on the fifth floor of the Davenport hotel trying to save his dignity by yelling Walla Walla as he hurled... still makes me shudder when I think of it. -John Mosley (71) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Smith Davis (72) i remember we were able to get 11 into my red VW. should have seen the looks we got when we all got out at the mall-no seat belt laws in 72. -linda smith davis '72 ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) To: Vikki Kestell (70) Steve Carver (last I heard) was playing his music in Las Vegas. He used to run in the same gang as my older brother (Noah "Valjean" Trent (70)). I enjoyed many nights of Steve's "Flying Fingers" at events and parties (even though I was a tag along little brother at the time). -Dave Trent (75) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/7/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers, 1 obit + Bits 'n Pieces today. Norma Culverhouse (49), Dick Epler (52), Wanda Wittebort (53), Larry Houck (59), Mary Ray (61), June Smith (63), Ron Richards (63), Anna Durbin (69), Joe Aldridge (70, Carolyn Rish (72), Mike Davis (74), Mark Paris (80), Derek Bowls (84), "Bits 'n Pieces from Gary" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norman Culverhouse King (49) To anyone who is interested I will be off line for the month of October. I am going to Puerto Vallarto Mexico for three weeks. Don't want to miss anything from the alumni so will spend a lot of time on the computer catching up when I get home. Eat your heart out you youngsters that are still working for a living. There is one good thing about getting old after all! Norma Culverhouse King (49) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) To Hugh Hinson (52) Glad to see you're monitoring the Sandstorm. I haven't seen many ‘52ers write in. Donut know why that is, do you? As you may recall, I married a namesake of yours, Madelyn (Lynn) Hinson (52). I think Lynn told me the parents compared notes one day, but couldn't find any direct connection between the two families … other than through the occasional mail mix-ups. You mentioned you keep in contact with several of the guys on the team. I seem to recall that a lot became pilots in USAF (as did I). Maybe that's why I donut seem ‘em in the Sandstorm … they made USAF a career and all retired to some exotic place. Me, I didn't stay. No exotic retirement for me. Take care, -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay (53) To Hugh Hinson (52), I was one of your cheerleaders for 51, 52 and 53. You forgot Tom McKeown (Jim's brother). Thanks Hugh, I couldn't remember all the guys names until you wrote in. They were all great. I remember football in 51, 52, and 53 as being great years. We had great teams and it sounds like the "Bombers" continued to have great teams. The football, basketball and baseball games remain some of my best memories of high school. The school had real team spirit. I hope all the guys are still around. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay (53) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) RE: Richland High School Newspaper Wins Awards I see by the paper today the "Sandstorm" has won another award good going for a great paper. -Larry Houck (59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TCH article scanned by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ============================= See the newspaper at:,1859,2516,00.html ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) Maren, Please do not change or add anything to my e-mail. Just so there is no question - heartstrings is one word according to dictionary. Thanks, Mary [Mary--I formatted so entry wouldn't 'wrap funny' on many computers. -Maren] Mary Ray Henslee (61) As I was reading the article in U.S. News magazine about the radioactive ants and flies being discovered around nuclear trash piles, the plot of the movie "Them" came to mind. I couldn't help but laugh out loud as I envisioned giant ants invading the Spudnut Shop, which was somewhat embarrassing considering the fact that I was reading the article in my doctor's office with other people around. I decided that there wasn't any point in trying to explain to anyone why I was laughing because I just don't think that anyone that is not from Richland could fully understand such a scenario. Considering the nuclear waste souffle and the radioactive ants and flies, the fifties sci-fi movies "The Blob", starring Steve McQueen and "Them", starring James Arness may not be that far removed from reality after all. I think that there is definitely some humor to be found in the correlation between movies of the past and current events. My favorite fifties horror movie has got to be "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers", starring Kevin McCarthy. The last scene with the truck full of pods was chilling. As a teenager, my all time favorite movies were "Imitation Of Life", starring Lana Turner, John Gavin, and Sandra Dee and "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing", starring William Holden and Jennifer Jones. I went to see "Imitation Of Life" with a fellow 16-year-old friend of mine. Being the impressionable teenagers that we were, we cried for hours after the movie. My friend's mother thought that maybe we were overreacting just a little and she tried very hard to make us stop crying, but her effort was of little avail. I still cry when I see reruns. As for the movie "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing", it has got to be the best love story film ever made other than "Love Story", starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw released in 1970. All of these movies were definitely made to pull at your least a box of Kleenex required for each one. I have to confess that I really couldn't remember all of the stars that played in the movies that I have mentioned and ended up having to refresh my memory through a movie Web site. You can conduct a movie title search and obtain the plot and other details for most every movie ever released through the following Web site if you are interested: Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) I thought the scary movie burrowing into your spine was called the Tingler. That burrowed into your spine. The most scariest movie I saw was Tarantula (the hairy spider). They had a cut out over the ladies rest room. I didn't want to go under it, so I went into the men's! I learned all about those funny drinking fountains!!!!! I had nightmares of all these little spiders in my bed!!!!! Mom told me to count very slowly and they would go away (I'd count until I fell asleep....and dream about them again)!!!! What a long night. Gosh! I almost forgot about the Chinese Fire Drill!!! I remember doing it once and the dern driver drove off before I could get back in the car!!!!!! -June Smith Colletti (63) ******************************************** >>From: Ron Richards (63) RE: Water Bugs To Patti Keeney ('63): The VW Bug incident that I remember involved somebody who drove (not floated) their car over to the First Island. They crossed the rapids at the upper end of the island when the water was low, drove around the island until the novelty of it all wore off, and then attempted to drive back. Unfortunately, the water had risen by the time the return trip started. About half way across the car just floated away downstream, eventually to make it safely back a little on the soggy side with a lot of panicked assistance from the crew. I'm not certain your brother had anything to do with this voyage. I have a faint recollection it had something to do with two sisters whose names would suggest they would have tried rowing the car across. -Ron Richards ('63) ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) TO: Patty Perkins Courson (69) who wrote: "We didn't break your record Anna but maybe we did. It was 11 with band instruments!" Dear Patty: You definitely win. Since I have been lucky enough to have kids with recessive genes and musical talent, I know now the kind of space that band instruments can occupy. Course, maybe you were all flutes and no trombones or french horns. Today, we had an article on the front page of the newspaper about how the game of "Punch Buggy, No Punch Back," also known as "Slug a Bug" has been revived with the new beetle. Hey, we never stopped playing that, although we had a no physical punching in our family because of the color of the bruises got sickening. My nine year old read the whole story and reminded me of the variation that rag tops merited a hit on the head. Now, I have heard of many people theorizing about Beetles floating, but I never knew someone floated one out to the island and back. Amazing. I just never had any guts, I guess. Ah, harmless fun. I try to remember that when I have to look stern while I laugh inside when my kids try something insane. See, this column is good for parenting skills. It helps us remember that we too were young once. Actually, I think I still am in my brain. It's this outside baggage I'm carrying. Love, -Anna '69 ******************************************** >>From: Joe Aldridge (70) To Vikki Kestell (70) Steve Carver works at the music machine in Richland. -submitted by Joe Aldridge (70) ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Rish Moore (72) To Phil Jones (69), I have been receiving the Alumni Sandstorm for several months now. Knowing that my folks would enjoy it too, I have been printing it out daily and taking it over to them. I did talk to dad tonight so you could get your quarterback list completed. So far he has listed Dale Gire '46, Tom Merriman '49, Lionel Roberts '50 &'51, Larry Blackburn '52, Dwayne Muller'55. He said he could probably get the other names to me in the next few days. He did mention that Don Fisher was a left halfback, not quarterback. Hope this info will help. I found a few 8x10 pictures of the football and basketball teams of the fifties. Wish I could share those with everyone, they are great! [Carolyn - You CAN share those pictures with everyone. Contact me and I'll tell you how we can get them up on the All Bomber Sports website. -Maren] Also Phil your not the only one that calls Kevin and Ryan by the wrong name, I do it all the time and I'm their mother. I'll let you know as I get more info for you. -Carolyn To Maren , I asked dad if he remembered your father, and of course he does. He even went on to describe the house he lived in and friends he ran around with. Dad turned eighty in August, and still has a great memory! [Carolyn - BETCHA Clem Sheeran was one of Dad's friends mentioned!! Dad used to go to Bomber football games WAY before any of us Smyth kids were in high school. Another neat thing was the $15.00 family season pass to the 'big pool'. We didn't even have to bring the dagone thing WITH us cuz your Dad knew ALL the Smyth kids. -Maren] To Mike Davis (74), Mike I just wanted to tell that I thought you gave a wonderful talk at Rod Marcum's service. -Carolyn Rish Moore (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Gregor Hanson (65) Greg, Yesterday in the Sandstorm you implied that I gave up my up and coming Bomber hoop career for the apron and paper hat of Spudnut glory. Although, I'm sure Barlow recognized the limber wrist which is a must for anyone looking for a future as a nut flipper, he couldn't afford the profits that I ate up so I was waived before my full potential could be realized. Therefore, the career at the Spudnut Shop was short lived! As for the short Bomber hoop career, I'd like to think of myself on the same lines as Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and Michael Jordan. We all went out with a championship. There were no more mountains to climb!! Tee-hee! P.S. Fishback (62), You disappoint me. That trivia question was easy! -Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mark Paris (80) RE: "Over the Line" To: Denny Damschen (62) We used to play a game just like that except we had two players to a team and we called it Lob Ball. David Scheibe (80), David Sparks (80), Tom Krasner (83), and myself would play complete 9 inning games using "ghost runners" to keep track of the hits and runs. One team would patrol center and left fields (since we were all right handed) while the other team would pitch to themselves. We even figured out how to turn on the lights at Columbia Field and we'd have night games (and maybe a beverage or two.) Great memories! -Mark Paris (80) ******************************************** >>From: Derek Bowls (84) Long before Champs Sports, Foot Locker, The Athlete's Foot, or any other sporting good stores that I can think of, there was B.B.&M., on the Jadwin side of the Uptown Plaza. The first thing I can remember is identifying the old mallard duck picture by the B.B.&M. sign. I always remembered going there before Little League started; or later, before the Cross Country or Track and Field Season, to buy running shoes or apparel. Recently, I drove by the uptown center, only to find that there is no longer a B.B.&M. My heart sank, but the memories will be forever engrained in my cerebral cortex. -Derek Bowls, Class of 1984 ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) Nancy Morris Taylor, Class of 1953 ********************************************** ********************************************** ********************************************** BITS 'n PIECES (aka "Gary's Been Surfing") from Gary Behymer (64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mark Black (66-deceased) Drive-ins 1948-1987 Jimmy Solberg. Yamaha five-string electric bass, standup acoustic bass, lead and backup vocals. Jimmy is from Richland, Washington, but is now a Portland resident. Jimmy is half of the outstanding rhythm section, and adds a compelling vocal presence for everything from jump tunes and funk to romantic ballads. Jimmy has played, toured, and done session work with the Lloyd Jones Struggle, Mel Solomon, D.K. Stewart, Carlton Jackson and many others, While with Lloyd Jones, he opened in concert for Robert Cray, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, and Etta James. Officials at the Hanford nuclear complex in Richland, Washington announced that there is "no public threat" from radioactive flies found around the site's garbage. They say the insects carry only a small amount of radiation, can't travel far, and that any atomic mutations would be "very minor"...oh, come on, we've all seen enough old movies from the 50's to know what can happen...can we start worrying when they start carrying off the cows?... Richland brother shows up in Obit Banard and Griffin Go to the coaches page for some email addresses and familiar names. Land Grab This Richland site has a slideshow...maybe something one of us wants to try on a site? Search for pictures *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/8/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff in: Sandra Atwater (51), Ron Sledge (65), Joe Large (68), Jan Ward (72), Pam Gilmour (74), Robin Morey (74), Tim Pearson (83), Shelley Williams (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Movies were mentioned in the Sandstorm and I was wondering if anyone remembered a movie called MOM AND DAD. It is about real stuff and it played in a Pasco theater and anyone underage had to be with someone that was 21 or older. I know it is a completely different topic than what is being written about in today's Sandstorm - but it just came to mind and thought I would give it try as to whether anyone remembered the movie. -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** >>From: Ron Sledge (65) Re: John Bixler (64) John, from the scenario you described it sure sounds like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". Is that correct? -Ron Sledge (65) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Large (68) To Vikki Kestell (71), Hey Vikki, I remember the time Steve Carver and I got together and played a talent show. We did jazz and improve (I think we stank!, but Oh, well!) Actually He didn't stink. He's an extremely talented individual. If you ever find out where he's at, please e-mail me a copy of the results. I'd love to say HI to him again. It was back in High school when mom had talked Father Sweeney into allowing her to give a talent show, a fundraiser for the church. Steve Carver, Craig Klukas (trombone), Jon Hall on 2nd trumpet and one other - oh, yes, ME!, got together and played songs from the "Tijuana Brass", that was soooooo very popular about that time - especially with me. Mom kept waiting for this one children mexican dance troupe to arrive from Sunnyside. Meanwhile she would call us out frequently "OK, Now Tijuana Brass!", to fill in. Mr. Boatman had us play a couple of our songs for the Spring concert, he helped us "fine-tune" our sound. Remember when you, I, Marya Nowakowski and a bunch of others would play guitar for folk masses. That's where I met you. NEET MEMORIES, HUH! Talk to you later, Joe To Anna Durbin, Hey Anna, I'm getting in on the tail-end of this, but wasn't it your brother's VW that you used to use for these squashing events? Yes, they do float. I had a 57 Karmann Ghia that I used to take out to Clover Island. Some of the roads were slightly under water with the rest of the water receding into the Columbia. You'd just sort-of glide into the water and float over to the other side. Fortunately, it was only a distance of about 15 feet or so, but it was deep enough and long enough that you truly would have to "boat" the car to the other part of the road. Neat fun that little Karmann Ghia. CIAO, -Joe Largé (68) ******************************************** >>From: Jan Ward (72) To: John Mosley (71) Speaking of puking...... This has nothing to do with High School. (It was after high school and after college.) I was running in the Shoreline 10k race with some friends one year, either '80 or '81, in Richland. We went out a little fast and at about 800 meters, right when you make that first turn I puked orange juice all over someone's shoes. I can still hear the pack of runner's collective "AAAaaaahhhhhh!". Was it your shoes? -jan ward ('72) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Gilmour Knauer (74) Can anyone help me locate Roxie Chappel (74'). A few of us girls that grew up together in Richland are getting together next weekend and would like to include her. Please Email me any leads. -Pam Gilmour Knauer (74) ******************************************** >>From: Robin Morey Schildknecht (74) To June Smith Colletti (63): I can't believe you brought up the movie "The Tingler" as a little kid my brother and I would stay up late, was it Friday night? to watch Chiller Theater, I'm sure that is where I saw that movie. I don't remember much about it, but I do remember a spine crawling around, and it scared the heck out of me for a long time. I now work for a chiropractor and look at spines all day. how ironic. -Robin Morey Schildknecht (74) ******************************************** >>From: Tim Pearson (aka Dyeson) (83) RE: B.B. & M. Like Derek, I also fondly remember B.B.&M Sporting Goods at the Uptown. I was a gymnast at Carmichael, Col. Hi. (until they dropped their program) and with Rod Ostboe's Tri-City Academy of Gymnastics. I used to go to B.B.&M pretty often to buy athletic tape and spend another 1/2 hour just wandering around the store. It was a neat place and I was sad to see that it was closed up during my last visit back to the area. -Tim (Pearson) Dyeson, Class of '83. ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) Fellow 84er Derek Bowls mentioned B.B.&M. at uptown. I also have some very fond memories of that store. I used to go with my grandfather, John W. Williams, who was an avid outdoors man. He even did a bit of gun smithing in his basement. Everyone in that store knew him and they were always very nice to me when I was with him. I am honored to own the 69 International Scout that grandpa used to drive, which still has a various supply of hunting, fishing and survival tack, mostly likely purchased at B.B.&M., stashed in the nooks and crannies. One of his caps still hangs on the gun/fishing pole rack in the back. Great Memories! On a side note, I took my kids to get ice cream the other day and an older gentleman next to me struck up a conversation that ended up lasting for about 1 1/2 hours. He was a veteran of WWII, and seemed to want to fill me in on the experience. It was really interesting! I have heard that a lot of veterans don't like to talk about their experiences, but if you find one that does, listen and learn. -Shelley Williams Robillard (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/9/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff in: Denny Kline (57), Mike Foss (66), Nola Alderman (69), Becky Tonning (73), Mike Davis (74), Gayla Hinson (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Denny Kline (57) Date: Fri Oct 8 08:14:09 1999 Thank you What a great find! It is exciting to see names attached to Class of '57 that I haven't seen in many years. I left Richland almost immediately after graduation and by the time I finished a tour in the Navy my parents had left town so I haven't been back often since the early 60's. I've book marked the page and hope to make contact with many old classmates. Thanks -Denny Kline (57), St. Louis ******************************************** >>From: Mike Foss (66) Speaking of movies, I remember going with my brothers to a sci-fi flick at the old Richland Theater. It was about a huge bird from outer space and we were scared to death! I saw the film a few years ago and had a great laugh - I could see the strings for the puppet/bird on the screen. Does anyone remember the name of that flick? By the way, Erin Owen, I lost your email and would love to connect. Get back to me. -Mike Foss (66) ******************************************** >>From: Nola Alderman Lobdell "69" Know I'm a little behind in the scary movie thing but can't believe I haven't seen Night of the living dead mentioned or I just missed that entry. It's still the only movie to make me scream more than once almost got us thrown out of the Pasco drive-in. My friends little brother was on top of the car and every time one of the living dead grabbed a victim he'd reach down and grab me. -Nola Alderman Lobdell "69" ******************************************** >>From: Becky Tonning Downey (73) Jan Wards story of puking while running reminds me of my first ever trip to Regionals! Myself, Lynn Schooley, Nyla Lambert and Gina Brauer all went with my parents... who needless to say, had heart failure when they saw all the commotion going on!! Anyway as I recall the story, my dad was freaking out and said we four girls had to be back to our room at the Ridpath in Spokane 30 min. after the game. Well three of us showed up but one was walking with a friend?? Anyway, I stuck my head out our 9th or 10th story hotel room looking for our fourth... Need I tell you the rest of the story?? Oh well, okay... Yes someone above, I'm not sure how high of a floor they were from, decided to stick their head out the window instead of the bathroom hopper!!! Yes, it was not a pretty sight... quite chunky as I recall...!!! I spent the rest of the evening in the shower!! -Becky Tonning Downey (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Fishback and Hanson (Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum) Knowing that you two are both "Shell Answer Men" when it comes to Bomber Hoop history I have a question. This is not a trivia question, as I do not know the answer. Maybe you or others do. Bird Neill scored over 2000 points in his prep career. I'd like to know who were the ones that reached the 1000 point plateau. I can think of Pat Hoke and I assume Kellerman did. The Bomber State programs shown through the Sandstorm indicate Stein scoring only 11 ppg's as a junior. That would make the 1000 pt. plateau hard to reach. Enlighten me! M. Davis (74) P.S. I guess I needed that one big game because I fell about 980 points short! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Gayla Hinson Aldridge (75) To: Joe Large (68) According to my husband Joe Aldridge (70), Steve Carver works at the Music Machine in Richland. -Gayla Hinson Aldridge (75) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 obit today. Ralph Myrick (51), James Johnson (60), June Smith (63), Gary Behymer (64), Pam Ehinger (67), Phil Jones (69), Mike Franco (70), John Mosley (71), Teri Claphan (74), Anne Mitzlaff (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) I wonder how many of you tried to sneak in the Village Theater. Myself, Gerald Hostetler (51), and Fred Thurmond used to and never got caught. Richland Theater was more difficult. Never made that one. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: James Johnson (60) Gary: Even though he was 5 years younger, Mark Black (66) and I were sort of friends because he used to hang out with our "gang" when I lived near the Lutheran Church at Van Giesen and Stevens. For some time now I've been trying to put together the full story of his time in Vietnam and the circumstances surrounding his death... perhaps to provide it to the Alumni Sandstorm, if there is any interest. To date, however, I've not been able to find out which unit he was with in Vietnam... knowing that the USMC Historical Center in DC can provide me with details... dates, name of Operation, how he died, and so on. So, when I saw Mark's name and then that William McIntosh's and had served with Mark I thought I might get the information I need. I sent William an email but haven't heard from him. Do you know where he lives and how I can get in touch with him? Is he a Bomber? Previously, I wrote Bob Mattson but haven't heard from him either. When I was in Richland last January for my father's funeral I copied the notice of Mark's death in the Tri-City Herald. I'll scan it and email it to you... just let me know. Thanks, Gary. I think a project like this would help a lot of us, but I need some more help. -James Johnson (60), Marietta, Georgia ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) To Robin Morey Schildknecht (74) If that be the case.... you were afraid of the Tinger and now you are into chiropractor work..... I was terrified of the spider and I got bit by a brown recluse (known as a fiddle spider)..... let's say my days of centerfold were over with, after the bite. The venom stays in your body (doesn't go thru your system like the black widow) and it "eats" the flesh. So many people have lost fingers, hands toes and/or foot. -June Smith Colletti (63) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) Here is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page. The only way you can reach Mark Black 1966 is to put his name in the blanks to visit his page. Honor this man and his family by going to his page and leave a personal comment. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) To all the SiFi freaks out there in Bomberville: Well here is my two cents!! I remember most if not all the movies talked about so far! Like so many have said The Mars Attack was by far the best and my all time favorite!! The first time I saw it was at the Uptown Theater, a bunch of us from the neighborhood went, the Demiters, Hogans, & Ehingers. Well "Little" Jimmy Demiter got very scared and kept his eye covered, then finally ran out to the lobby and never came back in to finish the movie!! So Jimmy if you're out there, have you ever seen the movie again? I did and yes there really are zippers going down the back of the monsters!! LOL! While we're on the subject about movies, does anyone remember Wait Until Dark?? You weren't allowed into the theater at the end you had to wait until everyone else came out! The last 13 min. were the best part! I still jump at that scene! Audrey Hepburn and Effrin Zimbalist(sp) were the main people. Well the movies have come a long way, but the ones we saw as kids are still the best! Because seeing things through a kids eye is always so BIG and So Real!! Bomber's & CK'ers Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) Some folks have mentioned some scary movies. As a kid in Denver, we watched "The Thing" with James Arness, I think, and it scared me good. I had a number of sleepless nights after that movie and kept hearing a clicking noise coming from the closet where we had the typewriter stored. As a little kid, I was positive that someone was hiding in that closet nightly, AND TYPING! Yup, typing. Made perfect sense to me, at the time. Seemed like that could be the only source of that sound. Interestingly that closet also housed the furnace. The old Dracula movies with Beli Lugosi scared me as reruns and my mother as originals. But the one single scariest movie I remember was something called "Scream and Scream Again". I saw it in high school I think (yup I actually WATCHED the movie at the drive-in). I also saw the original "Psycho" in the drive-in and stared at the dashboard throughout. I was really petrified by the original Psycho. A couple of folks have mentioned their disappointment over the closing of B,B & M. I continue to miss the place. I got my first baseball glove there, my first golf clubs there and my first Chuck Taylors there. The Chuck's were $6.35 cents with tax. I saw some folks hitting golf balls one day down at the driving range at Sham-na-pum before the coarse was even built. I wanted some clubs. Bill Meeks worked out a deal with me, I was 10. I paid like $2.50 or so a week toward the starter set of clubs. I made a payment every Saturday, sometimes after the "Free Show" at the Uptown Theater. I finally paid off the $35.00 or so balance. What a great lesson on establishing credit for a little boy. My dad had a charge account there until the day they closed. It wasn't one that required any plastic card either. He took stuff home and once a month went down and paid them. I later did the same. I have about 40 years worth of B B & M memories. Memories where I took stuff home to try it out before purchase and personal attention to my new found fly- fishing interest. Those Mayberry-like ways to do business are still alive in a very limited number of businesses (Milestones and Curley's still) but mostly they've dried up as the Sports Castles and mega-sports stores drive the little guys out. It's very sad. Ken Meeks and all of the folks at B B & M were a throwback to another time and another way to do business and I'm sorry that it didn't survive. Right after B B & M closed, my dad and I were trying to look at some fishing reels at one of the new sports emporiums. The reels were all locked in a glass case, unlike B B & M where you could try everything, and we had to ask the disinterested sales guy to hand us each reel for us to try. After the third reel, the guy snapped at us, "you going to buy a reel or not?". We left missing B B & M very much. We still do. -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To: John Mosely (71) & Jan Ward (72) The "puking" John referred to earlier had nothing to do with orange juice or 10K runs... right John? and accuracy is EVERYTHING... it was NOT MD20-20... give the class of 70 some credit... It was Lime Vodka... Right, George, Paul???? To ALL Class of 70: Could someone pleeeeeez inform Mike Davis (74) that there is only one "SHell Answer Man" in Bomber annals... -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: John Mosley (71) To Jan Ward (72) I do remember the incident with the recycled OJ! They were old shoes anyway. I don't run very much any more, I think 10K's would cripple me for a month. My daughter Melanie is running now though. She does the 1600 and 800 meters and will be starting High School track in the spring at Auburn High School which I was very happy to find out wears GREEN and GOLD. Now if they would just use the mushroom cloud?! Also I still have the duffel bag from a race the T-C Court Club sponsored that you organized? and use it when I go to the gym which explains why I haven't wore out a 20 year old duffel yet. Nice to hear from you! Take care. -John Mosley (71) ******************************************** >>From: Teri Claphan Foss (74) To Robin Morey (74) I've been chuckling at the references to old movies. Robin I remember that you and I like the original "Parent Trap". In fact, I also remember performing "Let's Get Together" on your back porch for our parents. We must have been about 7-8 yrs. old! -Teri Claphan Foss (74) ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) Mike Davis (74) asked about the 1000 pt. club for a hoop career. The list I'm looking at has: Mike Neill 2,011 Norris Brown 1,385 John Meyers 1,287 Theartis Wallace 1,138 Ray Stein 1,056 Pat Hoke 1,047 Bob Frick 1,025 Brian Kellerman 1,006 -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff in: Joan Eckert (51), Ralph Myrick (51), Sandra Atwater (51), Dave Hanthorn (63), Carolyn Riese (64), Chuck Monasmith (65), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens (51) Anyone remember the little store next to the Spudnut Shop called Sportlets? Actually, the Spudnut Shop has taken over all of that area now. Sportlets was a toy and hobby shop opened by a couple of retired Air Force guys. I was lucky enough to work there and just loved it. One of the owners was really into HO gauge railroading and always had a table set up in the front window with a complete train set up. It was a very complete toy and hobby shop and so much fun to work there; especially over Christmas. -Joan Eckert Sullens 51 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [In case your memory needs refreshing... Sportlets shows up in the picture of the Spudnut Shop on the All Bomber Alumni Links page... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) I wonder how many knew Terry Snyder. I read in the paper this morning that he had died. I talked with him frequently and Dordon's Flower. He bought this from Don Douglas and made it into not only flowers but balloons. He was known as the balloon man. I never picked up on him being sick. It is really sad when one of your students dies before you. I had Terry in the 6th grade in l968. Terry was one of my favorite little boys. What a shame. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Joan McNeely (51) used to work at the Richland theater as an usherette and the older man that took tickets would very often "let" some of we girls that were Joan's friends in for free! I remember seeing the movie GOOD NEWS six times! We didn't have to "sneak" in --- never got in free at the Village. When the Uptown theater was built the very nice older man went to work there and for some reason, I don't remember him letting us in free. I think he probably might have gotten in some trouble if he did and of course, McNeely did not work there! Oh yes, I do remember WAIT UNTIL DARK, it was really good, but then Audrey was so good that I think all of her movies were too. -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) RE recent Sandstorm topics: The sci-fi fantasy movie about the "big bird" (it was more like a giant pterodactyl) was my very first sf "scary" movie, and it was the Japanese, low-budget, English-dubbed, classic called Rodan, still one of my favorites of the genre' (I still think Rodan could kick the stuffing out of both King Kong AND Godzilla, at the SAME TIME). Clear back in 1963 the Junior Achievement portion of the Gold Medal Class (okay, there were a couple to '64ers in there too) set the new Bomber record by stuffing eleven of us into a little Renault (smaller than a VW) which was then driven (more or less) by (I think it was) Margo Woods down the hill from the H.S. to Zips where we were rewarded with a lot of staring and laughing as we all came pouring out of that tiny little car like the clown act at a circus. Luckily a few of the ladies were able to make arrangements for other transportation while we were at Zips, because that poor old Renault would never have made it back up the hill with that load in it. From the "Bomber Mania" book: Career Points: 2011 Mike Neill 73-75 1385 Norris Brown 55-57 1287 John Meyers 56-58 1138 The Wallace 61-63 1056 Ray Stein 62-64 1047 Pat Hoke 70-72 1025 Bob Frick 58-60 1006 B. Kellerman 77-79 Jim House 61-63 just missed the 1000 club with 964 career points. The book doesn't say whether these point totals included playoff and tournament games or not, maybe someone here knows? I am proud to be able to report that I had the pleasure to see every single one of these guys perform in at least one Bomber game. The 62-63 Bomber football team was probably the only 4-4 team in the history of the State of Washington to finish the season ranked in the state polls. The Bombers were crippled with injuries and illness in the first half of the season, going 1-3, then with most of the team healthy again, they finished out the season 3-1, with memorable victories over Gonzaga and Walla Walla, who were each rated #1 in state when the Bombers beat them. Somebody should do a "Bomber Mania" type book for football and baseball too. There were some great Bomber teams in those sports too. -Dave Hanthorn (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Riese Maciejewski (64) To: Gary Behymer (64) Gary, Greetings from central Wisconsin - GO PACK! It is a beautiful fall day and the weather outside is calling my name..... so I'll be brief...... Do you have an address for the school in Richland? I have been thinking about the "Wall-of-Fame" in the Gym at Col. High. I saw pictures of mostly football players, but also, of other sports, such as golf, wrestling, and baseball. I was wondering why the Gymnastics teams were not represented, they were State Champions for many years, and what brought it to mind was seeing Coach Rex Davis at the friday night party. [Class of '64 reunion] I would like to contact the school and ask the question. Thanks for any help that you can give me. -Carolyn Riese Maciejewski (64) ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Monasmith (65) Gary Behymer (64) gave us the URL for "The Wall" at I visited Mark Blacks page. Then I discovered there is a page for every Bomber who passed that way. I did not know Mark very well, but I did know Bill Dowd and Clyde Murr. I did not realize the list of Bombers on the wall was so long. Please honor their memory. Visit the comment pages for the Bombers you knew and leave a note. -Chuck Monasmith (65) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 Obit today. Jane Rollison (52), Jim Evans (54), Bob Koger (56), David Rivers (65), Mike Sams (65), Sandi Cherrington (66), Linda Pohlod (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jane Rollison Hightower (52) To: Ralph Myrick (51) Re: Theater sneak-ins. I remember standing in line one summer night in the early fifties waiting for the next show at the Richland Theater. We were surprised to see the window at the right side of the building open from the inside (this was the men's rest room). Our mouths dropped open as nine or ten teenage boys dove head first through the window, one after the other, over about 30 seconds. Then the window quietly closed. Obviously a well planned operation. Furthermore, Mr. Haag and his wife strolled out of the lobby a few minutes later, completely unaware of the sudden overcrowding in the men's rest room. None of us standing in line said a word. I can't remember what movie I saw that night, but I will never forget the sight of those guys going through that window. -Jane Rollison Hightower (52) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: James (Jim) Evans (54) Date: Sun Oct 10 21:03:32 1999 Was turned on to the site by my brother-in-law and thought I'd throw my name into the pot and see what comes out. -Jim Evans (54) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Bob Koger (56) Date: Mon Oct 11 14:12:57 1999 Hi, just found the alumni page but I can't seem to link to it... would you please have my e-mail address added?.... thanks -Bob Koger (56) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: The Wall I'm glad to see so much interest in the wall from fellow Bombers. I had Bill Dowd's name placed on the electronic rubbings list. It will stay there for a day or two for anyone who is interested. Thanks Gary, for generating the interest. And for all you other guys who made it home with me: Welcome home. -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Sams (65) I remember laying on my front lawn, on Roberdeau, at about 12 or 13 years of age and listening to the Tri-City Braves ball games on a small transistor radio with Paul Blazine (65). We lived and breathed baseball and with the help of his Dad (Tony, the first B in B B & M) we used to get involved in most of the sporting events that hit the Tri-Cities. Every couple of weeks Tony would take us down to the store on Sunday and tell us to swing the bats and find the ones with all the hits in them. Then we'd tag along as he delivered them to our heroes clubhouse. Cigar chompin' Tony had quite a history with the Chicago Bears and as a twelve year old I thought he could walk on water. Sooner or later most of us passed through B B & M in our lives... probably on our way to the Spudnut shop. Mike Sams '65 ******************************************** >>From: Sandi Cherrington (66) The Memories Pages have gotten so big that I had to purchase additional space and for your convenience have eliminated the popups. Rather than asking for donations to help with the costs, I have added sponsors that will pay me based on traffic from my site visiting their sites. To help me pay the monthly membership for my website at:,please visit my sponsors. Thanks, -Sandi ******************************************** >>From: Linda Pohlod Rushing, (67) HELLO, ANYONE, I remember a few times I did sneak into the Richland theater. Also said I was under 12 years of age for about three years after I was 12. There are no people on this Internet I know. I feel so sad. I was home (Richland) last weekend to visit my Mom and Dad. My Mom has terminal cancer and my Dad has a bad back. Things are not looking up in my home. Here in Kent the rain has started which always puts me in a jolly mood. Anyway, hello John Wingfield and the rest of the people I used to know. -Linda Pohlod Rushing, (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice for: Terry Snyder, Class of 1974? scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ******************************************** *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff in: Unsigned (57 or 62), Gary Behymer (64), Maren Smyth (64), Sandi Cherrington (66), Miriam Lewis (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Unsigned (57 or 62???) Howsers2 Was doing some remembering the other day and we did some "I wonder what happened to" So thought this was the place to get some answers. Anyone know what happened to Don Llewellyn, class of 60. Last I heard he was a teacher in some small town like Lind, or Warden. How about Tommy Helgeson? Yes by the way, I too skated on the tennis courts by old Sacajawea. Got really upset when someone thought they should get to play tennis on it. I found a pair of those skates in the attic when we moved recently. Another person I have often wondered about was Fred VanPatten. Funny little guy, did stand up comedy in high school. Never heard of him after we graduated. O.K. have a trivia question for you guys? Anyone else remember who arrived in a diaper during a pep assembly? One of my best memories. I bet he wishes now he could forget--- well considering who it was he might even do it again if asked. By the way I was at a house warming and Birthday party for Lonnie Pearson. Happy 50th Coach!!! Hard to believe isn't it? -Unsigned - e-mail address belongs to: Wilbur Howser (57) and Jinny Barnett Howser (62) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) Thanking all of you for going to The Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Wall page and signing Mark Black's personal comments page. Some of you also made effort to go to the other Richland 'vets' pages and signed them. I am sure their families will appreciate the notes that you have left. Thanks to you who bothered to visit 'the mayor of Palouse's' site, aka Bruce Baldwin, and while there went to his guest page to leave a note. Here is that address one more time. Just say "Gary sent me!" More thanks to those +-220 (12 1/2%) of you who took time to financially thank Maren Smyth for all of the time and effort she has taken to keep the Alumni Sandstorm 'alive & well'. "It's ALIVE! It's ALIVE!! Again... a special thanks to The Spudnut Shop! Most of you should realize that some of the 'class year sites' have been taken over by people from that graduating class. Help is still needed on a number of the other sites. It is much more meaningful for someone from the Class of 1984 etc. to put that class's personality into a page rather than someone from 1964 (;-). The following classes NEED someone to build a page. Maren, you may want to add a number of those that you presently administer. [See my list following this entry. -Maren] Class of 1962 Classof1962EmailAddressesBillBlankenship.html Class of 1965 Class of 1967 Classof1967EmailAddressesJaneHarty.html Classes of 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 RHS70sEmailGroup.html Classes of 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 RHS70sEmailGroup.html Classes of 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 RHS80sEmailGroup.html Classes of 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 All of the above sites have been recently updated. If you find an error, want to change your address or know of someone that should be added, please contact me so that those changes can be made. 'still crazy after all these years' -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) To Gary's list above, we NEED somebody from the following class years to take over their class website: Classes of '44, '45, '46, '47, '48, '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56, '57, and '58... NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Gary, Richard and I will be more than happy to help anybody get started. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth (64) ******************************************** OOPS! This is a CORRECTION from yesterday. The URL was messed up in yesterday's edition. -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Sandi Cherrington (66) The Memories Pages have gotten so big that I had to purchase additional space and for your convenience have eliminated the popups. Rather than asking for donations to help with the costs, I have added sponsors that will pay me based on traffic from my site visiting their sites. To help me pay the monthly membership for my website at: - please visit my sponsors. Thanks, -Sandi ******************************************** >>From: Miriam Lewis (76) Various people have mentioned scary movies. My most vivid memory is of a series of scary movies, shown at the Uptown either on Friday the 13th in October or on Halloween. I must have been about 12 at the time. The movies were a series of short stories, one involving a monkey's paw. What I remember most is not the movies (which I'm sure were pretty kitschy) but being in the rest room after the movies, flushing the toilet, and, at that exact moment, the lights going out. I ran out of there, sure that the next scary movie was on, starring me! (O.K., I'm very impressionable). I've never forgotten it. -Miriam Lewis (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 obit today. Denny Damschen (62), David Rivers (65), Billy Didway (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Vicki Owens (72), Beth Bergstrom (85) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) I hate it when I'm stupid. Always have. If Becky Tonning Downey (73) can admit to taking a chunky hurl to the head, I can own up to the following: One winter my buddies from across the street, Bob Hyatt (63 RIP) and Bill Hyatt (63 RIP), and I were messing around some kiddie rides that used to be behind Tasty Freeze. There was (I think) a little car ride, a ride in things that looked like old gas tanks from an airplane, and (probably) a merry-go-round. Anyway, to make a stupid story longer, Bobby dared me to put my tongue on one of the metal bars holding the roof over one of these rides. I'm sure it was Bobby because if the twins were forced to wear a horse outfit all the time, Bob would have been the back end (compared to Bill). Well, in those days, I never passed up a dare (I had a nice scar on the back of my hand for a long time to further prove this. Something about a cigarette and a dollar bill, but that's another 'stupid' story.) and stood there for about ten minutes with my tongue stuck to the pole while Billy ran and got some warm water and poured it. My tongue came right off the pole and it was unscathed. If this sounds like the movie "Dumb and Dumber" it's because I sometimes feel like that comparative's simple superlative. It's taken me a long time to admit to the above stupid action, but as I ripen, (not get older) I'm hoping that confession is good for the soul and if the road to heaven is paved with stupid acts then my way is clear! I hate it when I'm stupid. Perhaps I missed a discussion of those rides? We've come full circle on some memories. later, denny damschen (62) Addendum: ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) I haven't written much lately and I've been feeling a little disjointed and removed as a result. Something has been on my mind for a couple of months and I've wanted to write but haven't. So here goes. Las Vegas used to have two oldies stations and then one morning... there was Howard Stern instead of Shep and the Limelights. Music was everything to me growing up. When Rock n Roll first came out, I had a short wave radio and would "surf" the stations to get a staticy listen to "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Be Bob a Lula". Keith and Kenny Peterson and I would buy the little Rock n Roll magazines and learn all the words... It was great. After seeing Elvis movies, we'd all fight over which of us looked and acted and sounded like the King. Buddy Holly has always been my idol and I have everything he ever recorded... even his basement stuff. Anyway, with only one oldies station, the music here has sucked! Then it happened... "Cruisin' 1140 AM" started up a couple of months ago. Now I gotta admit that thanks to digital remastering, I have learned some words on some songs that were only "mmbkdemmertoo" when we heard the songs on AM as kids. When my daughter was in Jr. high, she clued me in on "I got the pink slip, daddy" in little deuce coupe. (tho she thought the name of the song was "Little Blue Scoop" ). Since this AM station came on it has been just like going back in time. Almost ALMOST like being back in Richland. "Race with the Devil" never sounded so good! Only American music and only from the 50's to about '65! Here I go, rockin' out in the morning with AM unremastered tunes blasting out of the state of the art music equipment as if there was only one speaker in the dash... or some half-baked speakers screwed into the package tray for mono-stereo! If any of you are like me, my memories are accompanied by the song that was playing at the time that I did this or that. I remember walking by the cemetery, crossing Williams on the way to the school for some function with Carol Myers when the DJ got a request to play a song for a Japanese lady from a Japanese album she had and the guy couldn't pronounce it and Sukiyaki was born... I remember dancing at High Spot to the Wailers and the re-release of "Louie Louie", only to have that garage band from Portland steal their thunder! I remember Bob Middleton having Kent Morrill as his best man (jeez...just like "The Wedding at the Spanish Castle!"). I remember my first mixer and "Oh, Donna" being played as I walked into the gym. "Theme from a Summer Place. I remember being in Seattle with Rick , Charlie Warford and Terry Webb and buying "Perfidia" by the Ventures and seeing Vonnie Reed on the escalator in the store where I bought the record. I remember being in the hall talking to Kathy Hoff and some other girls and there were signs strung across the hall, reading "Beachwood 45789". And now, as a result of wonderful AM radio, I get to relive it all over again! Thank god for small towns, the Wolfman and AM radio! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) I was wondering if anyone knows how many movie theaters were in Richland. The Uptown and The Village I remember but wasn't there another one on G.W. Way close to the old bowling alley? I think the local thespian group had their plays in it for years. -Billy Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) Re. Allan Maynard (67) Allen, I tried you e-mail address and it all came back to me. How about giving me shout!! Have Nancy do it as I know how much you just looooovvvve to type! Hope to hear from you soon. Bomber's & CKer's Rule -Pam Ehinger 67 ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) Ok, let me add my own scary movie story... It was "Wait Until Dark", and anyone who ever saw it will remember the absolute, petrifying darkness in the last scene. I was totally engrossed, and oblivious to anybody and anything around me. So the biggest shock came after the movie, as I exited the Uptown Theater. There was an entire wall of mirrored tiles facing the snack bar, and there I caught a glimpse of my face with blood dripping down the chin! (Well, "trickle" is probably a more accurate description.) My friend Gayle DeVries (73) had apparently decided that grabbing me during the last scene would somehow help matters, and succeeded in nailing my chin with her fingernail. I don't know whether Gayla remembers this day at the movies (her dad was probably the projectionist) but I do have the scar to prove it! By the way, how about favorite movie snacks? Mine was "Flicks", a neato tube of bright red, or green or blue, filled with little pellets of chocolate flavored paraffin. Later on, when Dairy Queen opened across the street, we'd usually head over for an after-movie "hot fudge brownie delight". Can you tell I was (and am) a chocoholic? Yum yum. -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Beth Bergstrom Hansen (85) Date: Wed Oct 13 12:19:56 1999 Wow, cool site but there isn't very many 80's alumni!? E-mail me if there is anyone from 1985 who remembers me or whatever. :) -Beth Bergstrom Hansen (85) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice for: Betty Johnson Bennett, Class of 1946 scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff in: Dave Brusie (51), Bev Smith (52), Gail Henderson (53), Kay Lynch (60), Ed Wood (62), Greg Boyd (63), Jim Hamilton (63), John Taylor (63), June Smith (63), Bob Mattson (64), Ken Peterson (64), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Billy Didway (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Phil Jones (69), Robin Morey (74), Denise Ewing (90) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) To write a true Bomber Basketball History, one would have to go all the way back to the 1946-47 Season. It would be hard to find a better team than the Bombers of that season, which included Bud Rowe, Gene Conley, Chuck Larrabee, Kay Connolly, Orville Marcum, Keith Roberts, Vern Lawson, Dick Sears, Jack Davis, Johhny Hughes, Junior Williams, etc. The team was coached by E.R. "Joe" Barker. The Bombers defeated the Pasco Bulldogs in the Yakima Valley Finals 45-37. Pasco went on to win the State Championship in Seattle, and both Scott Foxley, and Dean Dion of Pasco were selected for the All-State Team. I have seen a lot of High School Basketball games , and played a few myself, and I would have to say! "I think I saw the best". -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Bev Smith Jochen (52) Re: Theater "sneak-ins" I just read your item in the 10/12/99 Sandstorm & REALLY had a "flashback!" I was an usherette at the Richland theater for two years along with Ginger Keim (52), Marilyn Overstreet (52) and several others that I now can't recall, but we, sometimes, made it even easier than the Men's Room window access - which of course was not an option for us "Ladies" - by simply pushing the fire EXIT door ajar & inserting a wooden block, then verrry slowly, one by one, some of the guys would begin "trickling" in... -Bev Smith Jochen (52) ******************************************** >>From: Gail Henderson Renner (53) Hi all, I am finally back on, had trouble w/our computer then went to NW for all of Sept. Anyway, what I really wanted to say, which is way past due, but we loved the reunion. My first one. Hope they are all that good. Norma, if you are reading this, please email me. Need some info from you. Now that I am back online I would like to be put back on the list from now on. Thanks -Gail Henderson Renner (53) ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen O'Shea ~ aka Kay Lynch (60) To: David Rivers (65) Thank you, David, for mentioning the importance of radio in our young lives. I've been thinking about that, lately, and trying to remember the stations and personalities that were our entertainment when we were growing up. I still know more lyrics from old country- western songs than anybody who's not from Nashville has a right to admit. When I tell people that we only had one station (KALE) and it was country *way* before country was cool, they just shake their heads at such deprivation. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the next station on the air KORD or something like that? Talk about doubling your pleasure! I remember babysitting one day; listening to the family's radio, when for the first time I heard Elvis Presley sing "Love Me Tender." I knew for a fact that nothing in the world would ever be the same, after that! We have an outrageously talented trio which performs at our Colorado church. One day, they resurrected a Gospel oldie, "Turn your radio on" and I was probably the only one in the audience who knew the words. *Why* did I know the words, somebody asked, and I explained for the umpteenth time that that was the only kind of music we had, when we were growing up. They were also stunned to learn that on our stations just before the hour, every hour, a gospel or religious song was played. I never thought of that as a "Richland thing." Didn't other stations in other towns do it, too? When did the stations stop doing it? Jerry Vance, where are you when I need you?! Thanks again, David. Some really happy memories there! -Kathleen O'Shea ~ aka Kay Lynch (60) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood (62) To Jinny Barnett Howser (62) Jinny, I liked your note -- sometime in the early 70s, Fred Van Patten (62) and his wife (I can't remember where she was from) came by to visit us when we were living in Boulder, Colorado. I was in graduate school at the time at CU. He was driving a great old black antique car of some sort -- I can't recall what it was, perhaps a LaSalle, or something of that vintage. I think it had those old suicide doors in the back seat. He had recently returned from Germany where he had been in the Military Police in the Army. Those of us who know Fred, realize what an oxymoron that was! Obviously, he didn't take his military duty as seriously as some. Prior to that, he spent a bit of time at the University of Denver in their Master of Fine Arts program in theater, but found they weren't serious about the stage, so he moved on. As I recall, he took off for San Francisco after that, and I lost track of him. I'd love to reconnect some day. He had a wonderful spontaneous outlook on life. -Ed Wood (62) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Boyd (63) To Danny Damschen (62) Yea, I miss Billy and Bobby Hyatt (63) too. Telling a "Billy" Story: he borrowed my 10 speed bike (an Atalia) to race at WSU. Any way, Billy's final complaint about not winning had something to do with the "rims" collapsing? Do not know for sure, as wasn't there, but "lace up" tires were interesting and somewhat primitive in those days? To David Rivers (65) Ok, you "braved up" and shared your secret feelings about AM radio stations and "real music." Sigh, OK, here goes about "single speakers in the dash." Had a 54 Ford Victoria that was particularly proud of. Anyway the radio (remember those vacuum tube units that would "flatten" your battery if you "parked too long, listening to the radio") wasn't working. So, not knowing a thing about radios, enlisted Ron Wallace's (62) help with it. So after a good deal of coaching over the phone, managed to replace the OZ4 "tube" (power supply) and the damn thing worked. Now here comes the memory... which is rather vivid. Was sitting out in front of my girl friend's (Kim Carpenter (64) house waiting for her to get ready just so we could cruise a bit and listen to the radio (now that it worked). To this day I can still hear, feel, see, smell, and hear/feel - again - to the radio: . listening to Dick and DeeDee singing about "mountains." . laying on the front seat (by myself - damn). . watching how the vacuum tubes and dial light up the floor and edge of the front seat.. . smelling the dust being heated by the vacuum tubes. . and again - hearing/feeling the "vibrator" (sorry girls) busily converting DC current to AC current. Hmmm, a new memory invaded - I think Penny Dollivar (64) and Rick (?) Chisholm (62 - dad was School Superintendent?) joined us as we took a quick trip by Zip's and then on to the river. (For the mildly curious, yes the car did start as we didn't run the radio too long). P.S. For all you "Husky's" out there, KJRFM.COM is available over the net if you have a REALPLAYER installed (free download). It's fun sitting in my office here in the State of Misery (Missouri) and listening to "what's happening" in Seattle. Ain't memories grand! -Greg Boyd (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) If memory serves me right, the song "Sukiyaki" was sung by some guy named Sakamoto Ku. The song was first played on KORD (all the hits until sundown) by Lanny Someone (Wineya), and as urban legends go Dick Fichter (62) sold the first copy at Kortens. That would have been the spring of '63, long about Kobe Choir Day Why, one might ask, is Jimbeaux so alive with knowledge? I spent last weekend with Them DeJongs and Them Boehnings in Leavenworth. It was our annual "Week end in the Woods" retreat and we played some board game that required you to sing the lyrics to songs of the 50's and 60's. Carolyn and I were "En Fuego" and lettered for sure, the others were only AA. We would have done even better had Linda and Dick known or brought the rules. -jim p.s. Linda or Caroline, does anyone have a clue where we put the clothes pins for the cover to the couch. p.s.s. If you've got two wooden matches and a rubber band (an elastic to our friends north of the border) you can make a neat match gun. LaMont did you take them? -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: John Taylor (63) Record 248 Name: John Website: Graduated in '63...Nam vet & teacher. Referred by: Net Search From: Monterey/Wurzburg/Harlem and Burlingame HS Time: 1999-10-14 01:05:36 Comments: I drove through the tri-city area this past summer. Only stopped long enough to revisit Spalding Elementary school (what happened to it?) and long enough to say 'hi' to my dad buried in Richland, overlooking Uptown Cinema. It was late and I didn't stay too long. I thought, as I often do when driving through the area on my way to revisit friends in Edmonton, Alberta, what might have happened to me had my parents not pulled me out of Spalding and taken my sister, Winifred, and I to Germany, then to California, then back to Germany again (my stepfather was in the US Army), then back to California again. What a spin it was! What IF I had been allowed to stay in Richland, finish classes at Spalding, gone on to RHS, and... who-knows-what. What IF? I mean, my sister, Winifred, and I attended 11 (really, 11) different elementary schools and four different high schools. My parents were gypsies (spelling?). But my concern now is to say hi to everyone who reads this and in particular to the class of '63, which I would have been a part at RHS had things been 'normal' in my life. My sisters, Dana and Roberta (remember them) attended RHS. Roberta is gone now, but Dana is still around and retired from a government job that allows her to (even at her late age...don't tell her I said that) go mountain climbing and deep-sea fishing, etc.. She just back from Australia and New Guinea, where she did some studies of ancient whatever in the jungles of who-knows-where. But she's fine, in case you remember the name: Dana Taylor or Roberta Taylor. As for me, I'm still looking to meet Glenda Smith (63) again after oh-so-many-years. She's married I'm told and living somewhere in Washington. If you see her or know how to reach her, please tell her an old 5th grade buddy says hi. She'll remember the boy who upset her dad one frosty winter morning by tossing snowballs at their family car... not maliciously... but simply to get the attention of the girl in the back seat, the one with the lovely smile on her face, giggling at the boy brave enough to ignore her daddy's threats of "Do that one more time and I'll wring your neck!" The third snowball brought him out of the car and down the street after me... but -oh- was it ever worth the run to look back and see Glenda laughing and clapping and bouncing on the back seat. Was the first time in my life a pretty girl nearly got my neck wrung! :) Anyway, drop a line if you're so inclined, and please excuse the spelling errors...afterall, Edgar Allen Poe couldn't spell for a damn either. Many happy returns to you all! john taylor the family car -John Taylor (63) ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) To David Rivers (65): I'm sure we aren't the only ones who relive times our lives by hearing a song. Sooooooooo many help me to relive the bestest time of growing up!!! Rock and Roll will NEVER die!!!! -June Smith Colletti (63) ******************************************** >>From: Bob (aka "Tuna") Mattson (64) Talk about events in Col-Hi sports. Remember? It was a crisp October night game. We were playing Ellensberg when a flag called the bench to swarm the WHOLE FIELD!!!! Marshall Smith (64) took notice of a snide comment, hummmmm. There was talk of rumbles and after game fights!!! But, I believe my best sport of Richland, #1, Halloween night - being my birthday and all - roaming the streets, getting goodies, dumping apples. Want a rep to last for years?? Give some real candy out on 10-31-99. Make my day. Tuna 64. And movies, zippers are scary!!!! ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Peterson (64) To David Rivers (65): Cool David, rock and roll just plain cool. -Kenny Peterson (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) To David Rivers, I enjoyed your trip down music memory lane so much! I was a shy Christian girl in school but the music from the 50s and 60s in is my head! I've been working for Starbucks lately and they have one tape we play called Rhythm and Rock. It's mostly 50s and early 60s and I know all the lyrics! My coworkers (all in their 20s) look at me funny, but it keeps me going! Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) Thanks to Ray Hall (57) and Dave Rivers (65) for the answer to my question about the third theater in Richland. The Richland Theater. I remember going to the theater in Benton City on Halloween. I was about eleven or 12. My aunt Kathy managed it for a while. On Halloween they would show old scary movies till midnight. During one scary scene my aunt blew up a long skinny balloon and let it loose. It flew down the theater seats about thirty feet and wrapped itself around the neck of tall kid sitting on the end row seat. He let out a scream and started flailing around which scared all the others sitting anywhere near him. It was a near riot for a few minutes. I am sure that kid thought the hay-hook man must have grabbed him. -Billy Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) Re: David Rivers (67) Dave, I thought I was the only 50-60ty who did all that remembering!! My husband and I are 3 1/2 yr. different in age (I'm the Old One!) but we are YEARS apart in music! He's into Metal, ACDC, Guns & Roses B- 52's.... all the weird stuff!! Head Banging stuff! Me just give me good Ole Rock & Roll and I'm in heaven!! I listen to 97.5 out of Tri-Cities, and I live by Ellensburg, and work in Cle Elum!! I listen to it whenever my husband is not in the car!! So lets give ourselves a HIGH FIVE!! It's true: Rock & Roll still lives! I hated what that group did to "Last Kiss"!! Oh the group was Pearljam!! They murder the song!! Bomber's & Ck'ers Rule -Pam Ehinger 67 ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To David Rivers (65): Nice memories of some great old tunes. Since your daughter clued you in on the Little Deuce Coup lyric "she's got the pink slip, daddy" how about schoolin' me up too. Not being much of a drag racing guy but a big Beach Boys fan maybe you can interpret: "she's forward and reliefed and she's stroked and bored. She'll do a 180 in the top in forth. And if that ain't enough to make you flip your lid There's one more thing it's got the PINK SLIP DADDY." SAY WHAT? -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Robin Morey Schildknecht (74) RE: reply to David Rivers (65) What an awesome note from David Rivers (65) took me back to my own memories. I too have always been a great music fan, although a little younger, I couldn't go a day without listening to my "oldies" Diana Ross, Marvin Gay, Spinners, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power just to name a few... My CD's are mostly 70's music and I sing along all the way to work every day. Thanks David. -Robin Morey Schildknecht (74) ******************************************** From the RHS Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>FROM: Denise Ewing Maples (90) Record 249 Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Sacramento, CA Time: 1999-10-14 02:29:14 Comments: Looking to hear from old friends - Class of 1990 - Lizibo are you out there? -Denise Ewing Maples (90) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Harris (49), Dick Roberts (49), Ray Gillette (49), Ann Pearson (50), Larry Houck (59), Doris Van Reenen (61), Paula Beardsley (62), Jim Hamilton (63), Carol Converse (64), David Rivers (65), Lynn Dodson (66), Rosie Valenzuela (69), Brad Wear (71), Diane Hartley (72), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) To: Dave Brusie (51) Dave: Thanks for sharing your recollections of the 1946- 1947 basketball team. It certainly ranks right up there with the best - if not the best - of Richland basketball. As you know, Gene Conley (48) and Scott Foxley (from Pasco) went on to play for WSC (now WSU) and my wife and I had the privilege of watching them there. We named our son after Scott Foxley, because we like the name Scott and we admired Scott Foxley. It was a privilege and exciting to travel with this team and their great coach, Joe Barker, to their games as one of the Richland cheerleaders! -Dick Harris '49 ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) To Bev Keller Marcum-McMullen (49) Carol Tyner Roberts (52) and I just got back from our extended RV trip after the greatest reunion in the history of Club 40. Thanks to you, Anna May, Norma, Phil, etc. for all of your hard work that made it such a success. We both enjoyed working with you on the decorations. What a surprise to find out that all of those balloons we blew up were removed by the Shilo Inn staff the next day just before the Friday night festivities. What a bummer. It still looked great and it was a super party. I believe you told us that there were 65 49ers registered. When reviewing the picture, we all look so good, too. What a great class!! I have been adding a few tidbits to Ray Gillette's request for info and will package up some stuff to send to him as soon as we get our pics out of the photo shop. Hope to see you and yours on your way down to Yuma (?) this winter. We have a place to park your rig and the beer's good. Better bring Anna May and Norma along with you. To Anna May (49) We just got back and I'm reviewing email. If I don't hear otherwise as I continue the review, I will look in the Sandstorm and send along any info on quarterbacks for 48 and 49. To Shirley Watts (49) Thanks for the "jitterbugging" compliment. Carol (Tyner 52) and I have been practicing for almost 50 years and once in a while I get it right. I do it with confidence knowing that 911 is nearby. Shirley, you look great. I thought of you today when reading a recent Modern Maturity featuring Sophia Loren, age 65. She looks great too. Cheers! -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) Re: The comments by Dave Brusie (51) on Bomber basketball in the 1946-1947 era. I moved to Richland (from Spokane) in January 1946 and one of the first things I did was walk down the street to the High School and happened on the Bomber practice with the team described by Dave Brusie. Being a basketball fan even then I immediately felt much relieved about moving to the "sticks" from the city (Spokane). The Bomber team that won the district championship from Pasco had us all very confident that we would win the State. Unfortunately we had a bad week in Seattle and Pasco won the State tournament. I think that if those two teams had played a dozen games they would have come close to splitting the series. Wonderful memories though. -Ray Gillette '49 ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) To Bev Smith Jochen (52): Hey Bev, maybe we should start a Triple D round robin letter? Sounds like a fun thing that I don't have time to do...:) Hope to see you next year when we come up for my 50th. Wish you had made the DDD reunion several years back - it was a lot of fun and no one recognized anyone!! Well we finally did, but you know the first time you walk in the room and swear you are in the wrong place. Do you ever hear from Connie, Flo etc.? To David Brusie (51): You are right on about the basketball team!! Even the next 2 years weren't shabby!! Not that I knew much about basketball - but my Dad did and he was at most of the games - home and away (the duty driver for us girls!) -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) RE: Radio stations To all the older listeners, that I remember the main station in the Tri-cities was KALE there was another that changed call letters KPKW I think became KEPR and yes KORD was a day time country station went off the air at sundown. We didn't have TV back then unless you had a real tall antenna. Then came cable and they put a repeater up on jump-off Joe then the antenna didn't have to be so tall. And to Kay Lynch (60) is that you who lived in So. end of Richland? -Larry Houck (59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Larry, I don't think KORD was country back then cuz I listened to ROCK & ROLL on KORD. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Doris Van Reenen Dollarhide (61) To Phil Jones (69): Do you remember going to see Elvis and after going up the back stairs? That was his Hawaii show and I heard they just sold that white cape he wore at auction. I remember the back up singers and the orchestra alone were impressive enough let alone really seeing Elvis. -Doris Van Reenen Dollarhide (61) ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Re: David Rivers (65) Oldies Music I love remembering where I was, who with and what we were doing as some of the good old Rock and Roll plays. I listen to KALE playing the oldies all day at work and just sing and dance around my work bench. The Beardsley girls thought we were so lucky. When we made our semi annual trips back to Oklahoma to visit relatives, Dad had a friend who serviced juke boxes and always had a box with the latest 45's in his car. We each got to pick 5 or 6 free records to bring home with us. It was great to get all the latest music but we couldn't play it when Dad was around. He was - and still is - a big band music nut. One of my favorites began - "In 1814 we took a little trip, along with Col. Jackson down the mighty Missisip" - anyone remember the next line? You'll be singing it all day tomorrow - HA. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) There was a movie theater in North Richland, called the North Star. Went there once as I recall to see "King Soloman's Mine", my mother was a great Stewart Granger fan. Speaking of North Richland, who was "John Ball". He was not one of the normal explorer, missionary, noble Indian Chief or cherry orchard owners who got into the business to have their name trivialized by legions of unteachable kids. Must have been some other kind of big deal to have a school named after him. -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I've been enjoying reading all the comments of the Rock 'n Roll songs. I listen to 2 oldies stations here in Eureka, CA. I wouldn't listen to anything else. Is there anything else, by the way, haha? Leaving tomorrow morning to fly up to Wenatchee. My daughter is expecting her second baby in a week. Can't wait!!! -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Not to beat a dead horse, but Kay Lynch (60) did hit a nerve when she mentioned our radio stations, before rock n roll. I'd say that any of us growing up in that era are as familiar with Earnest Tubb, Lefty Frazell, Little Jimmy Dickens, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe etc., etc., etc. as anyone alive! After the 60s I went back to country as it seemed to be the closest thing to rock n roll there was. "New country" is nothing more than "rock-a-billy" with more rock than billy and that's just fine by me! Oh sure, some of the lyrics are still corny... but then what could we say for "Last Kiss", "Tell Laura I Love Her", "Teen Angel"? Some deep thinkin' goin' on there for sure! The other night I had some great seats at an HBO taping of a Merle Haggard show held over at the old International (Now the Hilton) where I used to watch the King twice a year from his first show there till he died. The seats for the Hag were very good but not as good as the ones I had for Elvis, where my "juice" always got me right next to the stage... I always think of the Hag as being timeless... but during the show I realized he's six months younger than my all time idol Buddy Holly! How could that be? I recognize Waylon as being Buddy's age, but the Hag?! Dick Clark showed up and I think he was probably the youngest guy in the audience... he is only 29, right? Over the years I've seen a lot of them. It has been pretty cool living in Vegas for that. I've seen and drunk (in the old days) with Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, Little Richard, Chuck Berry (he tried to leave with my wife [wife #1 so it has been a looooong time]), PR and the raiders (with and without Mark Linsey), and a ton of others. I've been able to see the Righteous Brothers, Del Shanon, Bobby Rydell, Ike and Tina, Wilson Picket, Little Anthony, the Stones and on and on. I saw the Eagles when they were the replacement band for the replacement band for the lead in act for Sly Stone... Sly was 2 hours late so the Eagles, who only knew 10 songs... and sheepishly admitted it... had to sing the same songs over and over... Also saw them at "Hell Freezes Over". I saw Fats many times when the lounges (which we no longer have) were open and you could just stand and watch. Vegas has allowed me to see most everyone I ever wanted to see... but it still doesn't quite compare with seeing the "Cascades" at the old C&H next to Thrifty, the roller rink and the music in the park in later years. I was so thrilled the first time I heard the Wolfman... after I had left Richland... now that was Cosmo! But let's remember where the Real Don Steel got his start... Playing second fiddle to Linster the Spinster right in our own back yard! Someone mentioned (and someone always seems to mention) this or that being a "Richland thing" I think it's true... there are a lot of "Richland things" that no one else got to experience but Richland kids. I know Terry Davis (65) and I talk about that all the time. I for one love that Richland thing! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dodson Stedman (66) David Rivers' (65) musical memories must be a testament to neurons being first formed and reactivated because of all that repetitive listening. Dave Barry's book on old songs is one that you music lovers of the 50's and 60's should check out. He swears that in "Help Me Rhonda" by the Beach Boys they sing "Well since you put me down there's been owls pukin' in my bed." Check it out at a bookstore -- it will have you rolling in the aisles. After reading Mike Foss' (66) plea for Erin Owen (66): Erin, if you are out there somewhere I wanted you to know that my brother Mike ('65) and my sister Janet ('70) and I all wanted to name a daughter --if we had one -- "Erin" after you because we all three thought you were so cool. Well my sister had the first girl and her name is Erin Ogden (not too much unlike Erin Owen). So you have somewhat of a namesake based on the impression you made on all of us. -Lynn Dodson Stedman '66 ******************************************** >>From: Rosie Valenzuela Preston (69) To Kathleen O'Shea (60) and David Rivers (65) Yes, you are right, Kathleen, it was KORD. They always played all the new hits. I too loved Elvis. When I was a young girl my Mother took us kids to go see him. I remember I got to sit on his lap and he kissed my right check. That is something I will never forget as long as I live. Thanks again for letting us go into the good old pass. See ya -Rosie Valenzuela Preston (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Phil Jones 69. Let's get this right. Lil deuce Coup is about a 32 Ford, and they are telling about all the modifications to the engine and body. The line is "she "ported and relieved" and she's stroked and bored, she'll do 140 and the top ain't floored" They're talking about work that is done to the "heads" of the engine to make it breath better porting opens up the tunnels on the intake and exhaust side of the head. More air in more power out. The 140 is it will do 140 mph and the pedal is not all the way to the floor. And one more thing "she's got the big Slick's daddy. She also purrs like a kitten til' her "lake pipes" roar. FYI -Brad Wear 71. ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To Robin Morey Schildknecht (74): I am the same way. I love the '70s music. I listen to 95.7 and, of course, I still love Diana Ross, The Temps, Spinners (I had an 8 track of them.) I think you will remember the tower of power concert we went to - seems like yesterday. Goes right along with the poems and "Touch Me In The Morning". LOL LOL LOL sorry folks you just had to be there. Do you still have the Diana and Marvin album???? -Diane Hartley 72 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Does anybody remember the Beatle/Monkee contest sponsored by KALE radio station. If I remember correctly it was the late sixties when the Monkees had become very popular and KALE challenged their listeners to determine the "best" group. People created petitions and went around getting signatures supporting their favorite group and then sent them into the station. I can't remember the results or maybe I'm just nuts and it never happened! Anyway, comparing the Beatles with the Monkees? Why not compare caviar and dog *%@#? -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff in: Dave Brusie (51), Ralph Myrick (51), Kathleen Miller (58), Kay Lynch (60), Rebecca Lester (60), Jay Siegel (61), David Rivers (65), Becky Skarshaug (66), Billy Didway (66), Judy Kleinpeter (67), Jacqueline Tallant (69), Brad Wear (71), Diane Carpenter (72), Diane Hartley (72), Leslie Jones (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) RE: Richland Theater Let us lay the foundation for this entry. I live in a family whereby two of the family members can give, but can't take a joke. The other two, meaning me and one daughter love a good one even though it may be on us. Well! I'm sorry Sandy Atwater Boyd (51), but this does have a little athletic twist to it. During the basketball season of my junior year, I went with a friend who was on the j.v. team to the Richland Theater for an early movie before one of the games. My friend left his seat next to me, and I of course thought that he had either gone to the rest room or up to get some popcorn etc. I didn't pay much attention to his return to his seat. During the rest of the movie, I helped myself to several handfuls of his popcorn. I was so involved with the movie that I didn't realize that my friend had left to suit up for the J.V. game at the high school. The comment from the gentleman sitting next to me was, "That's O.K. young man, you can buy the next one". Just one of my fond memories of the Richland Theater. -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) It is time again to blow out sprinkler systems. Harvey Montgomery (50) is still doing it after 40 plus years. At one house on Jadwin - Jim Eagen's (53) house - he goes back to the days of double shifting. We had a good visit. Marlene Mickleson's name came up. Does anyone know what ever happened to her? She was pretty popular, if I remember correctly. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen Miller Cotton (58) I wonder if anyone can tell me what happened to Reesa Plows (59). I last talked to her in Denver about 6 or 7 years ago and was shocked when I saw her name in red on the class roster. Reesa and I did a lot of double dating during high school with Maurie Smith (57) (anybody remember him) and Willard Nelson (58). I knew her quite well then and stayed close to her until she and her first husband moved out of the Seattle area. I then lost track of her until she surfaced in Denver and I reconnected with her a couple of times by phone. TIA, -Kathleen Miller Cotton (58) ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen O'Shea (Kay Lynch '60) This is an evil thing to do, and I apologize in advance, but if Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) can taunt us with the incomplete lyrics to a song, so can I. Now, this is a *real* oldie and I've even done some research on it, to no avail. My parents knew a fellow whose chief claim to fame (It seemed to me.) was that he knew all the lyrics to "The Preacher and the Bear," made popular by Phil Harris. Just to prove somethingorother, I memorized them, too. I remember the "punch line" at the end of the song: "Lord, Lord, if you can't help me, for goodness' sake don't you help that bear!" but can't for the life of me recall the beginning of the song/story. Anyone? If you hot-foot it to me with the lyrics, I promise I won't even *mention* "Love Potion Number Nine!" -Kathleen O'Shea (aka Kay Lynch (60) ~~~~~~~~ Type in: The Preacher and the Bear lyrics ******************************************** >>From: Rebecca Lester Cleavenger (60) RE: The Shadow Thinking of listening to the radio I remember when we lived in a pre-fab on Sanford and my sisters and I all went to Marcus Whitman Elementary School, my mother was soooo excited and had a surprise for us. The anticipation was built up on Saturday morning to a fever pitch. She couldn't contain herself when the truck pulled up. It was a RADIO! We all sat around it listening to "The Shadow" every week. It was so fun and scary. It's hard to imagine kids being captured by a radio program now. Mother still has the beautiful wooden cabinet it came it with the record player on the other side. -Rebecca Lester Cleavenger '60 ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) RE: Radio Stations It was a very good time before TV wasn't it. At any rate the talk about the old radio stations is very close to all of us - before tv, radios provided most of our music, entertainment and news. Anyhow, Jim Parcell (61), started working at the newly sold 'KGRS' in Pasco as an announcer. The sponsorship was so low that the owner did a lot of paid broadcasting. Jim had a lot of time to waste between loading tapes. He helped their engineer with the FCC survey to check on the area coverage. Areas that were supposed to be nulls had very strong signals and areas that were supposed to be peaks were nulls. They finally narrowed the problem down to the large pile of empty beer cans at the side of the antenna - it seems that the window to the control room was a convenient place to "deposit" empties. Then they were steel and the pile was large enough that it was distorting the signal. They hauled away the empties, put a barrel in the control room and the signal returned to normal. Jim moved on, but every time that I listen to a "1/2 gallon" radio station while traveling, I am reminded of him. -Jay Siegel (61) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) To Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Paula, you are so bad... No wonder I spent so much time at the Beardsley house... you guys had all the records! "We took a little bacon and we took a little beans and we fought the bloody British in the town of New Orleans... we fired our guns and the British kept a comin''..." Ah, but my favorite Johnny Horton is: "In May of 1941, the war had just begun... the German's had the biggest ship, it had the biggest guns..." Finish, svp! Challenge: Okay, gang... here's the deal... I have a buddy, the former CFO of Santa Anita, who tried for 41 years to figure out a line from the 1958 Platters' hit "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (for you older guys you can call it Paul Whiteman's #1 hit of 1934)... The line is: So I _______ _______ [two words] and I gayly laughed To think they could doubt my love".... We listened to that thing over and over one day and were able to get all but the first blank. I finally had to look at the sheet music to get the one word... yes, I cheated (my god, now that I've learned that the Beach Boys didn't have owls puking in their beds, I'm entitled to cheat now and then). If anyone can come up with those two words in say, the next 10 days without... repeat, without going to the sheet music or the top 40 hits from 1930-1998 web site, I'll make another donation to the Sandstorm in the same amount I made before (Maren knows what it was)... Deal? -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Becky Skarshaug Fisher (66) ::chuckles:: Erin (66) and Lynn (66), my first and only daughter is named Erin also, and I certainly remember you, Erin. I will honestly admit my husband and I just liked the name, it sounded good with the others she was given. I think it is a great compliment to know that someone had such wonderful memories that they gifted their child with the name of a friend. My girl, a teenager now, wants to be called Rebecca off and on. Go figure, when I heard someone call me by that name I thought I was in trouble for something - could just hear my mom saying "Rebecca Anne!" with *that* tone all kids recognize. Greetings to all my "old" buddies out there. So many of you are in my memories. -Becky Skarshaug Fisher (66) ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) It is 4:30 in the morning and I have been up since 3:00 am. The opening morning of deer season. In an hour I will be driving up into the high country and I too will be listening the "oldies but goodies" on 1430AM. After watching the sun come up, walking through the woods, breathing fresh air, probably coming home empty handed with no deer or grouse, it will have been another great day. Now I am remembering the hours spent hunting, as a kid, outside of Richland in early sixties. We used to walk down Stevens Drive past the Richland Village and out into the dessert. We spent hours hunting grasshoppers, lizards, and bugs of all types with our B-B guns. After we got .22 rifles we hunt jack rabbits. Never can recall finding any jacks but we shot at grasshoppers at longer distances. When we got our driver licenses and shotguns we hunted the area west of the Columbia Center Mall for ducks, chuckar, and pheasant. All the old hunting areas are now houses or businesses. Never did we have problems with the police stopping us for openly carrying the BB guns or .22 rifles in open view in and out of town. The times have changed. Richland has changed. But going out hunting is still the same. -Billy Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) RE: X-Rays Hey, does anyone remember going to a shoe store in the Uptown (I think it may have been the Children's Bootery--anyway, I believe they sold Buster Brown shoes), putting your feet in an x-ray machine and being able to see your foot bones? I wonder how much radiation we got with THAT trick? I've tried to convince my co-workers here in Tacoma that we actually did that, but no one will buy it. Who remembers more detail? -Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~ [David's Shoes was the name of the shoe store on the east side of Uptown. I remember the X-rays. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jacqueline Tallant Rohlf (69) To: Dave Rivers (65): Yes!! Most all of my memories are woven thru with songs of the past! I grew up on country music, but loved rock & roll too. Most all of my memories are interwoven with music. I got my first 9-volt transistor radio when was about 11 years old and at the time we lived in a small town in Oregon about 50 miles from any town and listening to staticky reception. I'd usually run my batteries down by falling asleep at night listening to some far away station. I remember in the summer time laying on a blanket out on the lawn with a record player hooked up to an extension cord listening to favorites, of which I'd spent all of my babysitting money on. The mention of record players is pretty foreign to today's youth, but I still have mine and quite a few oldies! They're not in collector's condition for sure as I enjoyed them too much! Music adds a richness to our memories for sure. -Jacqueline Tallant Rohlf (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Phil Jones (69) and Kathey Moore Adair (69): I didn't get it right, it is I got the "Pink slip daddy" he owns the car. The pink slip is the title. Guys used to race for titles. Anyone remember Vanishing Point, or Two Lane Black Top w James Taylor. I'm looking for a '70 Challenger to restore now. To Diane Hartley (72): You would love the stations here in the Dallas area. 92.5 kzps all rock n roll from the early 70's and 80's. The best is Jamin Oldies, all old Motown stuff, Marvin, T'n'T (Temps and Tops), Tyrone Davis it's great. Both stations are owned by the same guy. Tom Hicks - owns Stars & Rangers too. The Jamin Oldies is a new format nationally by the same chain AM/FM Radio. I would bet they are in Seattle area. I know they are in Chicago, Houston, Austin, Phoenix and Pittsburgh it really good stuff. Tower of Power, I love it, they used to play State Line all the time, I've seen them in Moraga Ca. (Walnut Creek area) where they were formed. They played at the Richland roller rink once as well. Thanks Kathey for the web site for the lyrics it's great. Check out Too much time on my hands - Styxx, how'd they come up with those lyrics? -Brad Wear 71. ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) To Mike Davis, '74 I don't remember any details, but I think you're right about the Monkees/Beatles competition - that definitely sounds familiar. I agree with your caviar, etc. analogy, but since everyone is so truthful and forthcoming here, I'll cringingly confess that back in 7th grade, I actually would have voted for the Monkees. -Diane Carpenter Kipp, '72 ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) RE: Beattles VS Monkees To Mike Davis (74) Mike, you are not going nuts or having a senior moment. I remember that contest. I had the Beattles albums and, of course, I was in love with Davey Jones. I think I wore that album out. I am with you. Somehow HEY HEY WE'RE THE MONKEES does not compare to any BEATTLES song - I still love the Beattles, and "Day Dream Believer" - I don't want to dis Davey Jones too much:) :) :) and, by the way, you really are full of @#$%^, but you knew that right. In the 70's I think the Monkees won that contest. GO KALE Diane Hartley 72 P.S. Jeannie sent me the book on Bear, so nice, I really liked it, a very nice tribute to your brother. He is still missed. -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Leslie Jones Engelhard (76) To Mike Davis (74): Yes, I remember the Beatles vs the Monkees survey! I had my little survey in hand and went around the neighborhood (but not to your house probably!) - I was just sure the Monkees would win hands down!! I absolutely loved them. I was totally dumbfounded when the other kids in the neighborhood all voted for the Beatles, and laughed at me for rooting for the Monkees! Especially my friend's big brothers, like Tim Clossey, Craig King, and Randy Bliss. I was so crushed I didn't even think about sending the survey anywhere. Or maybe *I* just imagined the whole thing too!! -Leslie Jones Engelhard (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today. Mary Triem (47), Anna May Wann (49), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Tom Matthews (57), Don Panther (62), Kathy LeCount (62), Don Winston (63), June Smith (63), Kenny Wright (63), Gary Behymer (64), Jamie Worley (64), Leo Bustad (64), Mike Row (64), David Rivers (65), Erin Owens (66), Rick Valentine (68), Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) This is for our Spudnut friend Val. My husband and I took the hard way to come home this summer. We drove from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and chose a different route to return. In most of the motels we stayed at, there was the continental breakfast. Since we are the "let's hurry and get on the road" type, (even though there were no time constraints) we usually grabbed a couple of their sweets and coffee before leaving. Let me tell you that at no time in the combined 18 days of our journey did we ever find any donut even remotely close to the venerable Spudnut! There just isn't anything to compare. To David Rivers (65): I thought there was only one word to that beautiful song "Smoke" -So I chaffed and then I gaily....... share the other word, please. -Mary Triem Mowery - 1947 ******************************************** >>From: Anna May Wann Thompson (49) To all of you 49'ers out there. Got a neat E-mail from Jerry Jernigan (49) and he thinks the RV'ers should plan on a trip through Alaska. He says you have to allow at least 2 months. Told him he would have to plan it along a route that had motels for those of us who do not own an RV but still would like to caravan along. Also told him to put his idea into the Sandstorm and get other reactions. I haven't read the Sandstorm for a couple of days so maybe he has already done that. Also suggested he get ahold of Charles McElroy (49), since we are all getting up in years and maybe should have a doctor on hand, and then maybe we should check into which of the gang are good mechanics in case we have motor trouble along the way. Told him not to worry about food, with all the years of cooking most of us have had we shouldn't starve to death. Thought we should end the trip in September at the Club 40 reunion. (Maybe you could plan this in two years when I have decided to finally retire) It really sounds like something like this could be a blast. I guess I never get tired of partying. E-Mail Jerry and tell him what you think of such an idea. To David Rivers (65): Send your money to Maren now!! the words are: "So I chaffed....them and I gaily think they could doubt my love" -Anna May Wann Thompson, Class of '49 ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) RE: Smoke gets in your Eyes lyrics: So I chaste them and I gayly laughed to think they could doubt my love. Yet today my love has gone away I am without my love. Now laughing friends deride, tears I cannot hide...........etc. Not chaste (long A) but short A. Rhymes with fast. Let me hear back if you agree. I am 99.99 percent sure. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) RE: John Ball school name. "...named for John Ball, a member of Dr. John McLoughlin's party after he established Fort Vancouver for the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1820's. John Ball organized and taught the first school north of the Columbia River in the Oregon Territory." -Source: "Name on the Schoolhouse", 1991. -Tom Matthews (57) ******************************************** >>From: Don Panther (62) To Jinny Howser (62) and Ed Wood (62) I remember that Fred VanPatten (62) and Daris Yeager (62) were heading off to the UW and rumor has it that they finished in three years - no summer breaks! We tried to find them for the 20th reunion but no one provided any leads. I have always wondered what they did with their lives. Two very intelligent, adventurous people. Thanks for sharing what you have. Should you ever have occasion to contact them, please share with us. I, like many others I'm sure, have some very fond memories of these two from high school. -Don Panther ('62) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy LeCount Sciamanda (62) OK Denny Damschen (62), if you can tell the wet tongue on frozen steel story, I'll fess-up to this. After graduation in '62, the summer was long. My best friend Janie Walker had been whisked off to South Dakota to start a life, I however hung around Richland, worked at the A&W and contemplated the very real possibility that Mom and Dad might not always feed and house me. (That concern proved to be true, how could they?) Anyway, another good friend Granada McCoy (62) had an older brother named Joe (60) and one hot summer day we found our way down to the railroad trestle that spans the Yakima just out of town on the way to the "Y". Lots of kids would climb onto the bridge and jump into the river from the deck (where the tracks were). However, according to Joe, only guys jumped off the top of the trestle... WELL.... Me, who had been brought up on dares from older brothers Bob and Dave LeCount (mid-fifties Bombers) struck out for the top. Upon my arrival, I was quite impressed as to what kind of a pickle my big mouth had gotten me into..... my this was really high!!!! (About a bajillion feet, but who knew from the ground?) Anyway there's Joe looking at me with that grin, and of course the traitor jumped. OK, there was no question but what I had to do it, and jump I did, screaming all the way down and as I hit the water I learned that I had my tongue out..... chin slammed the water, shut that mouth good, damn near severed her that day. Now I suppose I'll learn that tons of other girls jumped off the top of that trestle, and that my claim to fame from the summer of '62 was just a meaningless brush with muteness.... Na, I still remember the sensation of stepping into nothingness, and I have harkened back to that day on many occasion when I was in the middle of saying "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING" to my five kids. A humbling recollection. How do so many kids survive? Actually I've got several other feats of stupidity that could rival this one, but this is plenty for today!!!!!!!!!!!!! Incidentally I noticed that the Class of '62 page needs a mother, Jane Walker Hill has told me that she is going to help out ....., so put her down.... Don't cha just love volunteering? Anyway, thanks Denny for helping me to remember that when my mother said, "And I suppose you'd jump off the top of a bridge if someone dared you," I had to reply "Yes". -Kathy LeCount Sciamanda (62) ******************************************** >>From: Don Winston (63) To David Rivers (65) RE: It's Gonna Cost You David, I only know this because years ago I went through the same exercise. I got "them" right away, but it took a look at the original sheet music to get "chaffed" - which I then had to look up to get the meaning -- to tease, mock, make fun of -- which makes sense in context. I don't know if this will qualify for you to pay or not - I did look it up, but years ago. And isn't that how we learn most things? Tell you what - if you accept this, I'll also double my contribution to Maren. Regards, Don Winston, Class of '63 PS -- Thanks a lot for the link the other day to The Wall site. I dropped some memories on there for some of my buddies, and hopefully for their families. It's hard to believe we lost our friends at the ages of 19 and 20 - we seemed so old and mature then, but now, looking at our own children at that age or even older, I realize just how young we were, how much we had in front of us at that age, and what a huge loss it was to lose these young men and women. -Don Winston (63) ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) After reading everyone's comments about 'sneaking into the theaters'..... I guess I was the only goody- two-shoes' who didn't! I didn't do the 'in the trunk' at the drive in either! No wonder I don't have/lead an exciting life!!!!! -June Smith Colletti (63) ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright (63) RE: reflections of Fall & on in Richland for a kid As school has again started, I am taken back to those early years of my childhood growing up in Richland. After spending those long carefree glorious hot sunny barefoot summers days of playing baseball, swimming in the big pool and the rivers, riding those slow-motion horses, and exploring our world on one- speed Schwins, I looked forward to getting back to school to see those friends that I had not seen all summer. After the initial novelty of new teachers and some new kids wore off, it was one big event after another until Christmas vacation ended and we had to go back to school in the new year. Halloween items and decorations would start appearing in the stores after the back-to-school rush was over. In those years when my mother did not help me make my costume, I still have this vivid memory of the peculiar smell of those rubber masks that we bought at the drug stores. We never had to worry about getting "funny candy" and parents never worried about turning their goblins out on their own after dark to sweep the neighborhoods. I remember all parents being very generous with what they handed out which included quality home-made sweets. After getting stomach aches from inhaling too much glucose, the week after Halloween the decorations came down and Thanksgiving's went up. About the same time Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogues would arrive. I spent hours looking through the Toy Catalogues making extensive lists that I would give to Santa when I went to CC Andersons to sit on his lap. I also spent amazed time looking at the variety of farm animals, plants, and accessories one could order through the regular catalogues. The anticipation of my Mother's turkey dressing made those weeks before Thanksgiving drag on and on. After recovering from the food orgy of Thanksgiving, the stores took down the Thanksgiving decorations and up went Christmas (the other day I walked into a store in Seattle and they were stocking the shelves with Christmas items). My mother would go to Campbell's Grocery Store and buy a big bag of mixed nuts in the shell, something that appeared once a year right around Thanksgiving. I think it was the day after Thanksgiving that the Cinnamon Bear serial began every afternoon.... that was an absolute must! I would race home from school as not to miss a single serial. December was glorious. Towards Christmas, I remember following small groups of carolers walking around the neighborhoods bringing the Christmas sprit to friends and neighbors. I remember spending dark cold evenings selling Christmas trees at the Boy Scout lots with moms coming to the rescue with thermoses of apple cider and hot chocolate. The Christmas plays at Lewis & Clark and Southside Church were another anticipated annual holiday event. After opening our presents on Christmas Day, we would rush around to our neighborhood playmates and show each other what Santa had brought us. It was a safe, protected, and innocent time. Back in those days things were predictable and routine. We knew what was coming and when. There was no commercial blurring of the distinct holidays. At the time I knew no other world than Richland. I am not sure about others, but as a kid I assumed the rest of the world was like ours. Now, with perspective, I am not so sure. -Kenny Wright (63) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) RE: The Preacher and the Bear interesting note (;-) 2) Arthur Collins: "The Preacher and the Bear" (1905). This was wildly popular as a cylinder and disc. Unlike all other songs on this list, Collins' popular "The Preacher and the Bear" has not yet been reissued on CD although a contemporary ragtime trio called Bo Grumpus has recorded this as an instrumental. Few record companies are willing to reissue songs containing the derogatory word "coon." I feel Collins was the greatest ragtime singer of the era, notwithstanding Bob Roberts' nickname "Ragtime Bob Roberts" and Gene Greene being known on vaudeville stages as the Ragtime King. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jamie Worley (64) To Judy Kleinpeter Peterson '67 Judy, you bet I remember the X-Ray machine for shoes. It was at the Bootery in Uptown Richland. The Bootery was on the East(?) side - the side facing Geo. Washington Way, next to what was Robinson's, for years. The Bootery even stayed in Uptown when there was the vast migration to Columbia Center. I do remember getting my feet "X-Rayed" from about 1st through 3rd grade - about '52 to '54. Don't know when someone figured out it wasn't such a hot idea, but it was true. Tell your friends! Does anyone from the class of '56 know the whereabouts of Ruth Johnson? I believe she is a physician. Thanks for any help. -Jamie Worley Hills '64 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Did David's Shoes change to the Bootery? Or is The Bootery a different shoe store? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Leo Bustad (64) To: Bob Mattson '64 That "Bomber Moment" in the fall of 63 you recall was against Davis, not Ellensburg. Little Marshall Smith (64) and Mel Hollis (heavyweight wrestling champ) had a disagreement which precipitated the near-riot. -Leo Bustad '64 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Rowe (64) To David Rivers (65) Re: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Smoke Gets In Your Eyes They asked me how I knew My true love was true Oh I of course replied Something here inside Cannot be denied They said someday you'll find All who love are blind Oh oh when your heart's on fire You must realize Smoke gets in your eyes So I chaffed them And I gaily laughed To think they could doubt my love Yet today my love has flown away I am without my love Now laughing friends deride Tears I cannot hide Oh oh so I smile and say When a lovely flame dies Smoke gets in your eyes Smoke gets in your eyes I, of course, didn't know what chaffed meant, but Websters says: chaff, to subject to or engage in good natured teasing. Lyrics straight off of a lyric site on the net. -Mike Rowe (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Smoke gets chaffed in your eyes: Well, all in all, our school did much better than the guy from Santa Anita... never can trust those CPA types to follow up on research. so... the winners are: Anna May Wann ('49); Kathleen O'Shea (Kay Lynch '60) and Don Winston ('63)! Let's hear it for Them!!!!!!!! "Raaaaaaahhh" -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Erin Owens Hyer (66) I had a backlog of Sandstorms that took me ages to go through - but have caught up. Was very surprised to see a couple messages with my name in them. Hi to Mike Foss (66) , where ever you are. Have not connected on email but would love to hear from you. Hi, Lynn Dodson Stedman (66)! Cannot believe there were people out there who would even consider naming a child after me. Andi Bischoff (66) named her little girl (who is now a grown woman) after me but we were pretty good friends. Anyway, I am flattered and still very surprised. And Hi to Becky Scarshaug Fisher (66)! I always remember a birthday party at your house where we had to do some skit or something. I remember memorizing a Shelley Berman routine off an album my folks had. To this day I can't believe I actually did that in front of people. I'd have to have a wine or two to do that today. Anyway, fun knowing you are all out there. Alaska is heading into winter but we will be online. -Erin Owens Hyer '66 ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) To Kathleen O'Shea (aka Kay Lynch (60) "The Preacher And The Bear" A Preacher went out huntin, t'was on one Sunday morn.... My grandfather used to listen to "The Preacher And The Bear" all the time, it was one of his favorites. I remember as a kid, visiting my grandparents home in Spokane. My grandfather would sit in front of the old phonograph, it played 78s, he would sit in his rocker, right in front of the speaker, roll a cigarette out of "bullderm", and play the old worn out 78 over and over. My grandmother would yell from the kitchen "don't drop any ashes on the rug" (which he always did). Hadn't thought about that in years..... find the complete lyrics at!!-Song99.cfm?stuff=Spring99+D+9611233 -Rick Valentine (68) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Brad Wear (71): You are exactly right on the 32 Ford engine and pipes!!! Cool stuff. I remember many cool 'Heap of the Weeks' here in RHS as a kid. In fact - I still drive a 55 Chevrolet two time 'Heap of the Week.' One of the coolest was Tom Hedges' (69) straight axle light blue (I think) 55 chevrolet and awesome burnouts outside the foreign language wing. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice for: Vernon Eugene Allen, Class of 1950 scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers and 1 Bomber Parent today. Al Hester (50), Dave Brusie (51), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Jim Russell (58), Larry Mattingly (60), Linda Houck (61), Vince Bartram (62), Marilyn Swan (63), Carol Converse (64), Mary Sullivan (64), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Phil Jones (69), Brad Wear (71), Janell Johns (71), Rob Peutz (73), Kellie Walsh (77), Christy Veverka (78), "Wig" Davis (82), Garrett Craddock (84), Dori Luzzo (92), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Al Hester (50) Ah, lots of us do remember the radio era in the Tri-Cities area. Some of you may have taken the radio broadcasting class in high school. I took it, but can't remember who taught it. But I do remember that we had a weekly news show on KPKW, which as I recall was a 250-watt flea-powered station. But they were nice to give us air time. Whether anybody listened I never heard. I believe Trueman Tucker (50) and Jim Gilson (51) were in that class with me. Looking back, I realize how nice lots of the adults were to let us gain experience at the radio station and at the printer's. When I worked on the Sandstorm we would go over to the printer's and spend the day supervising the compositors putting the metal type into the pages. (No offset or digitized technology then) They were crusty with us, but really put up with a lot from us. It was a thrill to see the paper coming off the presses. And we did catch some horrible typos as they pulled the page proofs. For instance, one fall issue we ran a banner head line on the front page which should have said: "Fans Crowd Bomber Bowl." But somehow it came out: "Fans Crowd Bomber Bowel." Lucky we caught that one! Another typo was in a headline about a "Men's Shirt Sale." I'll leave it to you to figure out what letter was left out, but we caught it. I was high school correspondent for a couple of years for the Tri-City Herald and got paid 10 cents per column inch. I cut the stories out, taped them in a long single strand and took them in once a month and they measured my wordage by the yard! Naturally this method of payment did not encourage concise writing! It's interesting to see how we were molded and matured in high school days. So much of what I learned working on the Sandstorm was useful to me as a reporter and editor. I was thankful for those days working with the "back shop" compositors when I became an editor for a metro daily in Dallas, TX and had to do the same thing years and years later. I still remembered some things! There was so much more to high school than just playing on teams or going to games, although that was fun, too. I hope h.s. students now get the same opportunities we had. -Al Hester (50) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) RE: "Where is She" To 1950-51 Bombers Does anyone out there know the whereabouts of our classmate Joan Blum?. If so please get it in touch with me. Dave Brusie at Thanks! -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Smoke gets in Your Eyes: So I chaffed them is correct. I lose. I always thought "chaste" was kind of short for chastised. Thankfully, I didn't say I was 100% correct, just 99.9. Whew!!! The things we "retirees" have time to spend on is amazing isn't it? Would sure like to see my Dad's name at the bottom of the Alma Mater song as lyricist. Would like to show my grandkids. I asked once but maybe it is a big job to change a website. I have never done one as I am new at this computer stuff. Being able to show grandkids would be wonderful: W. M. Hollingsworth 1898-1975. Thanks so much for this wonderful idea, whoever came up with it. -Carol, 55. ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" lyrics in question are "So I chaffed them and I gaily laughed to think they could doubt my love. Yet today My Love has flown away - I am without my love." This was a 1933 tune revived by the Platters. -Jim Russell (58) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) RE: X-Rays and changes Who can forget the eerie green bones in the foot X-ray machines? They had one at CC Andersons "on the parkway". It was gone shortly before it became The Bon Marche. Later changed to just "The Bon". One of my first jobs in the working world was sweeping the floors there with a big wide dust mop for 72 cents an hour. I also stocked the big heavy rolls of the brown paper they used to wrap all purchases and tied with a white cotton string. No bags in those days. I remember we used to get in several hundred pair of ladies stockings (no panty hose those days), every 10 days or so, in thin boxes, and they had to be priced and stocked the same day they came in. And we thought that was a "big" store, and it was for those times. The best paying job I had before going to work at Hanford was working for the small contractors that "dug basements" in Richland. Remember the conveyors sticking out from underneath the A's, B's, F's G's and H's? Did I miss one? [Larry - you forgot "L" -Maren] Anyway in the mid-to-late 50's we busted our butts shoveling that miserable "river rock with very little dirt" mixture onto the conveyor belts for $1.75 to $2 an hour. And how times have changed at schools. Chuck McElroy (60) and I used to lock our shotguns and boots in the trunk of his car in the morning, and right after the last bell would beat feet down to the Yakima river area for a pheasant or two and the evening flight of ducks. We tried to do this at least 2 days a week. Of course we would never think of unlocking the trunk at school. Both our parents and at least some of our teachers knew it was hunting season, and what we were doing. How many kinds of hell would be raised now? "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ******************************************** >>From: Linda Houck See (61) To Kay Lynch O'Shea (60) The song "The Preacher and the Bear" was also sung by the group "The New Christy Minstrals, with Randy Sparks being "leader". I have the record buried in my basement and in the next couple of days I will try to unearth it and play it so we can set your mind at ease. Don't you just hate it when the words can't come!!! Keep sending in "stuff" I love to read your comments as well as Jim Hamilton's. What a neighborhood we had! -Linda Houck See, 1961 ******************************************** >>From: Vince Bartram (62 RE: Music Memories In response to "In 1814 we took.." If memory serves (and it does sometimes in the craziest ways) here are the first two verses. In 1814 we took a little trip Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty missipp. We took a little bacon, and we took a little beans, And we fought the bloody British in a town called New Orleans. Chorus? Well we fired our guns and the British kept a comin, But there weren't quite as many as there were a while ago. We fired once more and they began to runnin, On down the Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico. We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down, So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round. We filled his mouth with cannon balls and powdered his behind, And when we set the powder off, the gator lost his mind! Thank you Johnny Horton. I don't know why I remember this and not the periodic tables. In response to "I've got the pink slip daddy" from little deuce coupe. Those were the words as I remember them. The pink slip referred to the paper that showed you owned the car. "Racing for pink slips" ( a phrase I heard but never saw actually done) meant betting the title on the race. RE Favorite Johnny Horton. All I can remember on this one is "... so hit the deck arunnin boys, and turn your guns around. We've got to sink the Bismark 'cause the world depends on us." -Vince Bartram (62) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) RE: Richland as a kid To Kenny Wright (63) It is amazing to me how so many of us have the same thoughts about growing up in Richland. We may not have gone to the same churches, same elementary schools or even the same junior high schools, may not have belonged to the same organizations (boy scouts vs. girl scouts, etc.) but we all have so many memories of a great place to grow up in. So many of your memories you shared are my memories and I'm sure others feel the same way. Thanks for the refresher on our youth. As so many others have said before, you just can't really explain growing up in Richland to other people, it's just "so Richland". -Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) Salt Lake City, Utah ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Maren: The Bootery and David's Shoe Store were 2 different stores, as I remember. I, too, remember getting my shoes at both stores. I vaguely remember the x-ray machine, now that people are talking about it. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Sullivan (64) To Kenny Wright (63) I say "Ditto" to your comments RE: "reflections of Fall & on in Richland for a kid". I couldn't have said it better myself!! And didn't WE have THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD in all of Richland! And living on Craighill I believe we "Sullivans" were the largest family "around"--you sure couldn't miss us! And what wonderful "memories" we share!! Hi to your sisters Gaylynn and Tracy!! Is your Mom still "amongst" us? We "lost" our Mother on September 26th 1997!! Thanks to all "your" family for "putting" up with us through the good times as well as during some "rough" times!! -Mary (Sandy) Sullivan (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) To Erin Owens, Well, I'm another one who was ready to name my child Erin if a a girl. I always liked the name, and I did think of you at the time, because you were such a special friend at such a young age. Anyway, I had a boy and named him Nicholas. So there. Love to you, Patty de la Bretonne '65 ps--Davy Crocket lives! ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Doris Van Reenan Dollarhide (61) Doris, I certainly remember the Elvis concert in the old coliseum in Spokane. I have seen my share of concerts and that one remains the most memorable. First of all Elvis just had an electric quality and an energy level that was unique. The place was just excited. I also remember the fun we had trying to sneak up the back stairs with some feeble lie, to see the King. Imagine how many folks have tried that one? I thought it was a hell of an effort. Lastly, I remember the company of two people no longer with us, Margi Mitchell [71?] and my mom. Great memories and thank you for bring them back to me. I did see that Elvis' cape and other items were auctioned off last weekend. What really struck me was that SOME PEOPLE JUST HAVE WAY TOO MUCH MONEY. I can see the Thunderbird going for 1/4 million but somebody actually paid $4000.00 for an old beat up screen door that had been on his house as a kid. Unbelievable. Nice to hear from you Doris. -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Steve Piippo 70, I remember a lot of cool cars in Heap of the Week, Swanson and Goodenow's 69 Z-28's, as well as Ken's 66 Mustang, Limelight green, hood scoop and cragars what a car. Bob Jacobs' 57, some real quick ones for sure. I think Bill Roadifer had a 57 convertible, I can remember commenting that it was a nice car, to bad it's a convertible. Now it 's a $50,000 car. Just like the 68 GT500 KR convert I had and sold for $3,200 after paying $1,600 for it. I thought the guy was crazy at the time. Oh well live and learn. -Brad Wear 71. ******************************************** >>From: Janell Johns Turrentine (71) Re: bridge jump To: Kathy LaCount Sciamanda (62) Okay I too, on a dare, jumped off the old black railroad bridge. As I recall, I was trying to impress one of my brothers' friends. Someone I thought was cute, no doubt. I still vividly recall the sensation as I hit the water. The water was so cold that it took my breath away. I began flailing in the water. The guys that I was with saw what was happening and one of them dove in to pull me to the shore. Wouldn't you know it? It was the one I was trying to impress! -Janell Johns Turrentine (71) ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz (73) I have lost contact with Dr. Ule. I have his phone number, his address, and his email address... I can not reach him. If anyone can help me out with that, I would appreciate it... -Rob Peutz (73) ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) To ALL Bombers and parents: My Dad and Mom, Jim and Mabel Walsh owned Richland Tire Exchange on Stevens Drive from about 1953 - 74 or so. It was just south of the Roller Rink on the same side of the street. Some of you may remember the HUGE tire displayed vertically in the front. I think their slogan was "The House that Quality Built." Dad and Mom ran the shop together with their trusted employees. Dad recapped tires, did brakes, re- alignments, ball joints, etc. Mom was bookkeeper and office manager. There was also an adjoining upholstery shop where customers could re-upholstery their car, truck, or boat. In the early 70's, Dad had a series of heart problems. Tragically for our family, Dad passed away of a stroke on Nov. 4th, 1972 at the age of 54, just 3 days short of my folks' 35th wedding anniversary on the 7th. Mom ran the shop by herself with the help of the employees, and later sold the business to Pat Rimmer in 1974, when it became a Les Schwab Tire Center. Those who knew my dad remember him as a robust outdoors man, who lived for fishing, and hunting. He was also the National Trapshoot Champion this side of the Mississippi in 1948, and was asking to join the Olympic Team that year. Business prevailed however, and he declined the invitation. During the later years Dad enjoyed golf at the West Richland Golf Course. Mom is 83 years young now. She moved from Richland in 1989 to Southern California to be nearer to me and my sister, Jeannie Walsh, class of '63. Needless to say, the beginning of November has been a tough one for mom the last 27 years. But we're hoping with your help, all of you out there might make a wonderful lady's day a little brighter this November 4th .... If any of you, your parents, neighbors or friends have any special memories of my mom and dad, we would really appreciate your contribution to a memory book which we will present to her on the 4th. Your thoughts will surely touch her at a time when her heart longs for the old days. If it's all right with Maren, you can respond here on the Sandstorm, or you may e-mail me directly. Don't worry if you can't respond before the 4th. I'm sure Mom would be delighted to read any late entries. Thanks alot guys. I look forward to hearing stories about my folks, and especially about a dad I barely knew. -Kellie Walsh Patterson '77 ******************************************** >>From: Christy Veverka Wegner (78) Maren, the Bootery, was on the east side of the uptown and David's shoes was on the west side if I remember right. I worked at the Bootery in 78', during that time it changed to Ander's Footwear. I often wonder what ever happened to the stairs with the baseball bats for handles, that led children up to a higher level so they could be fitted with shoes, they were around a very long time. Love the Sandstorm, and appreciate the time you must spend to make it possible. -Christy Veverka Wegner (78) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Christy - David's Shoes was on the east side - more towards the south end than the north end of the east side - and only one level -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Kent "Wig" Davis (82) Kent "Wig" Davis class of 1982 would like to hear from classmates -"Wig" (82) ******************************************** >>From: Garrett Craddock (84) Well it sure is neat to see some old familiar names of some fellow '84-ish folks, as well as a few I remember hearing about in stories from my dad, Bill Craddock (61)... which sound like it must've been akin to living in a true-life 'American Graffiti'! I just emailed him to add some of his thoughts about those song lyrics, a subject on which he has always been (to me) an authority. (I always thought it was 'big slicks Daddy', not 'pink slip' on Little Deuce Coupe... but of course that was waaay before my time.) Regarding Bomber hoop heroes I have heard (also from Dad, natch) that Gene Conley (48) was the only man ever to play in both an NBA final and a World Series, for the Celtics (where he was Bill Russell's backup) and Red Sox, respectively. Pretty monumental accomplishment that probably will never happen again, and also one that isn't recognized. I remember hearing that my grandpa had to finally quit going to Bomber games when his heart started going bad because he got too fired up...! Every time I hear the song 'Tequila' I still think back on playing xylophone in pep band... Not to be a downer, but has the whole Columbine High tragedy been discussed on this DL already? God forbid anything like that ever happening at our school. I have a kid half-brother starting Chief Jo this year and wonder what the RHS experience will be like for him... Anyway, to anyone who knew me, I still have long hair and play guitar in a loud rock band (grow up? Hah!!), and am alive and well up here in Kirkland. Going to try to make it back next year for the 'millennium reunion' I've been hearing about from Dad, assuming of course the world as we know it doesn't grind to a screeching halt on New Years'! Feel free to email me. Later! -Garrett Craddock (84) ******************************************** >>From: Dori Luzzo Homer (92) RE: radio stations A note about the local radio stations. Brad Weir (71) mentioned the corporation AM/FM... they locally own a few stations including Thunder Country 94.9 (the old OK 95... they flipped to country to compete with KORD FM) the Eagle 106.5, and they run the Oldies station 95.7 but don't yet own them. They also run Power 99. Being the youngster I am... I grew up on OK 95... still remember roller skating in the park with my first walk-man. I work for KORD FM and I get calls all the time for "old" country... I guess the new stuff is much different. I never listened to country till I started working there so I can't say which I like better... though I do Love Patsy Cline. If you like the old stuff listen to my partner in crime Ed Dailey... he does a country oldies show sunday mornings from 7 to 10. I also teach with him at Tri-Tech in Kennewick. Ed and his dad Cuz Ralph have been involved with local radio for about a hundred years so he much enjoys everyone's memories I share from the Sandstorm. Please add to previous note... I forgot about the AM stations owned by AM/FM... KALE and KTCR... KALE plays a format called Beautiful Music... not my style and KTCR is a talk station. The funny thing about KALE is that they are a 5000 watt AM in the day and a 500 watt after sundown... they broadcast a directional signal going sort of north east at night. So when the Americans play at the coliseum and you would like to listen to the re-cap of the game on KALE you can't hear it from the parking lot of the coliseum... by the way the station is located about a block from there too:) -Dori Luzzo Homer '92 ******************************************** >>From: Whimpy Jones (Bomber parent) RE: Tess Haag Last night I attended a coffee in Pasco and Mrs. Ed Haag (Tess) was present. I told her of the outstanding Columbia High Alumni Network and that she and her former husband Ed are occasionally mentioned in articles. Tess asked if I would mind entering a message for her saying that she has many fond memories of her Richland and former high school friends and to give them all a hello for her and that she is living in Port Angeles but will be moving over to Lindale in the near future. Tess looks great and still maintains her refreshing sense of humor. -Whimpy Jones (Bomber parent) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today. Dick Roberts (49), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Larry Houck (59), Carol Wiley (63), Scott Houston (63), Rod Brewer (65), Lloyd Swain (66), Tedd Cadd (66), Karen Schildknecht (67), Frank Hames (69), Pam Pyle (69), Mike Franco (70), Steve Piippo (70), Diane Carpenter (72), Tony Ott (80), Linda Lawless (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) Anna May (49) suggested I research the Sandstorm and see who was the football team quarterback for the Bombers in '48. It was Don Fisher. Here are some musings taken from the Nov 10, 1948, issue. SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS - Dick Roberts and Ray King The Pasco-Richland tilt upset the pre season dopesters, who stated that Richland would end up in sixth place in the Yakima Valley Conference. We hope they are wrong and Richland comes out on top. The tackles were hard The plays were sly, And Pasco's hopes Went up in the sky. There was never a bunch of happier bunch of boys than the Richland Bombers football team when the final gun went off Friday after the Pasco game. (Richland won 13-0) When it comes to good before the game speakers, the football team think they have one of the best in Jerry "all valley possibility" Blaney. Power in First Quarter Wins Game Two lightning fast touchdowns in the first five minutes of play proved to be Pasco's downfall in a hard fought game Friday in the Bomber bowl. An inspired Richland eleven got hotter than a two bit pistol on the fourth of July and took advantage of the breaks to beat Pasco 13-0. The green and gold line just wouldn't budge. They held Pasco's Schultz, Michelson and Winship in their tracks; and big boy Feiro was held down to almost nothing by the hard charging line. The Bombers, lead by Fisher, Davis and McCormick, went knifing, slashing, sidestepping through the gapping holes left in the Pasco line, time and time again. The first score came as the boys worked deep into the Pasco territory. A short pass to Jack Davis over center clicked and he scored standing up. His try for the extra point was good. Fisher, on a dazzling punt run back, ran through the whole Pasco team to score standing up. This was the first time in the history of the school that Richland has beaten Pasco or even scored on Pasco. It was something that boys like Crowder and Davis have waited for four long years to do. Yardage Gainer (Picture of Don Fisher) Don Fisher - A touchdown terror, is the leading scorer in the Yakima Valley. He has an average of five yards for every time he has carried the ball. To David Brusie (51). I remember those trips to the Sandstorm printer. And, the 10 cents per copy inch paid by the Tri City Herald. The pay wasn't outstanding, but they did give us by lines. Mrs. Broderson, our journalism teacher, even let me drive her car to Kennewick to the printers. Are those examples of headline proofs really true? They were pretty funny! I think we brought back a proof copy from the printers and the class did the editing for errors. -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Does anyone out there remember the "Hearse" driven by Pat O'Bryan (O'Brien)? in the mid 50's? It had red and white curtains and the guys he hung around with drove all over town with legs and arms hanging out the back? Did I dream this? NOT! I read this every day and am beginning to think I was the only graduate of the Class of 55. Where are you? -Carol Hollingsworth, 55 ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) RE: Bomber hoop heroes To Garret Craddock (84) You don't know me but I went to school with your dad, I would like to clear up or at least make right some thing you said about Gene Conley (48) you are right that he was the first to play in two major league sports (baseball & basketball) and he did back- up Bill Russell for the Celtics but I think that he played for the Milwaukee Braves before they moved to Atlanta he was a pitcher and had one of the fastest fast balls at that time and is still fast for many others, 90+mph. We can check with his sister if she will reply. Billye Conley Drew, class of '61 Bomber. -Larry Houck (59) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Wiley (63) Does anyone from "the old days" remember OR own a song called "I Saw Linda Yesterday" or maybe it was just "Linda"?????????? Desperately need a cassette of that darn song!... If you have it please e-mail me ASAP!!!!! All I remember is "My heart went up and down like a roller-coaster down, down. Like a shooting star round and round"---???!!!!! HELP!.............. -Carol Wiley (63) ******************************************** >>From: Scott Houston (63) With all this talk about old songs and lyrics, does anyone recall being pulled from the comfort of regular grade school classroom to spend an hour or so on music. For some reason, I remember some songs that seemed to be favorites, at least at Jefferson, called "The Zulu Chief" and "Eating Goober Peas". Does anyone else remember these or others? -Scott Houston (63) ******************************************** >>From: Rod Brewer (65) TO: Jim House (63) And I thought I was the only one who remembered that golf outing in Pasco. -Rod Brewer (65) ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain (66) Hey Judy Kleinpeter... I remember the x rays... pretty wild huh?... and we probably took some pretty hefty zots.... -Lloyd Swain (66) ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) For June Smith Colletti (63)... No, you weren't the only one to never sneak into a movie. I suspect there were more of us than of the others. And I don't know that I missed anything for that matter. As for doing dumb things (read that as "excitement I could have done without"): During my senior year, I was a member of a team that was training for mountain rescue missions. We practiced using a variety of mountaineering rescue skills and equipment. The first time I tried rappelling was a near disaster. This was in the old days when the method included wrapping the rope around your body in a certain way and allowing the friction to hold you. We were out on the Yakima River between Benton City and Prosser practicing on the cliffs. We had three ropes and one novice used two (a rappelling line and a belaying or safety line). I used only one. As I let the rope slide the first time pushing away from the cliff, I lost my grip or let too much out or something. I ended up 60 feet above the rocks hanging upside down by a rope wrapped once around my leg. Any movement caused it to slip a little. The crew on top couldn't get to me and the other ropes were in use. In the fall backwards against the cliff, I had a sprained wrist on one arm and a "green-branch" break in the other. But there was no other way up and I had to pull myself back to the top. I've managed to block out the last part's pain but remember the first part's absolutely convincing, hanging-upside-down (kind of a reverse Sword of Damocles experience) realization that safety lines serve a purpose. So much for teenage invincibility! -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) Re: Growing up in Richland I've been reading about growing up in Richland, and the memories just keep flooding in. Our neighborhood was so full of kids, you couldn't swing a bat without making at least 8 of them duck! Our family had 7 kids (although the last one was still a baby when I moved out), the Taylor's down Elm had 5, across the street from them were the McAllisters, with 8 (maybe more, as I remember them being a blended family), then next door to us were the Mulroys, with 4, on the other side of us heading up Cottonwood, lived the Chockies, with 2, then the Norris', with 6... and so on and so forth! Nobody could ever have been lonely in that neighborhood. Later, Henry Yonce moved his clan of 5 in right behind us. In a 2 block radius, there had to be at least 60-80 kids.... it was amazing! Did anyone else make houses out of the grass clippings in the back yard, after your dad mowed? This usually happened if he asked us to rake it up for him. We'd make our houses with at least 10 rooms, and you had to knock on the door to be let in. See, now that's imagination! And how many of you took every sheet and blanket out of your mom's closets, and made houses on the clothes line? Mom was forever washing linens in our house, but she'd hang them on the line to dry.... and there we'd go again.... a new house! Something close to that would happen when we were asked to rake leaves in the fall. The Sycamore tree in the front yard was the perfect place to jump into a pile of leaves. And the higher the better. To this day, I am amazed that not one of us kids suffered a broken bone! I can still remember being in a group of kids, maybe 8 to 10 strong, heading out across the highway, where the cemetery is now, to spend the day foraging through the weeds and cattails, close to the river. We practically lived down there in the summer, when we weren't at the pool. Mom would pack us a lunch, because she knew only a severe injury would bring us home before 5 or 6 PM. And the weird thing is that nobody's parents seemed the least bit worried to send their kids off to play by a river, through an area full of snakes and scorpions. Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it? One summer, our neighborhood rented the big pool for an evening. All of us kids were in 'hog heaven'! We had the pool, that was usually full to the brim with kids, all to ourselves! We could swim for half an hour, or more, without bumping into a soul. Hot dog!! I also think of the swimming lessons our (very intelligent, it turns out) parents forced on us each spring. I can still remember being in the pool, blue lipped and shivering, trying to figure out how I could possibly float face down and it would somehow save my life, and looking up to see all the parents, wrapped in blankets, watching us. When I questioned that, I was told that swimming in the cold water would toughen us up! Okay, maybe so, but now I prefer hot tubs, and the pool has to be heated to just below 90 degrees in midsummer, or I'm not getting in! Must be that you're only 'really tough' when you're 12! Or when your parents tell you you are! My Dad played fast pitch softball with Tertling, here in the area. In fact, the men who built Memorial Field, by 'Riverside Park,' all worked for Tertling. I can remember spending nights down there watching them play some of the best ball I've ever seen. Those guys sure knew how to play ball, and the friendships they formed were life-long. These games were free, of course, and the camaraderie was always apparent, plus you got to see some of the best players this area has ever seen... Bob Votendahl, 'Mouse' Meicenheimer, Jimmy Jones, Orv Marcum, Eddie Feinter, Don Semmern, Ray Hultman, and many, many others. And, of course, my Dad, Billy Schildknecht. That's just a small amount of what I remember about growing up in Richland, and it's with me now, as if it happened yesterday. And that's what is so hard to explain to anyone.... especially if they didn't grow up here. Thanks to everyone for sharing their memories, and helping me relive mine. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo, Class of '67 ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames (69) Re: Paula Beardsley Glenn's (62) song lyrics. The artist was Johnny Horton and the song was "The Battle of New Orleans". It was included on the first stereo LP we owned. "In 1814 we took a little trip. Along with Col. Jackson down the mighty Mississip. We took a little bacon and we took a little beans and we met the bloody British in the town of New Orleans. We fired our guns and the British kept a commin. There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago. We fired once more and they began a runnin. Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico". -Frank Hames (69) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) To Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) - and to Maren: I don't know about David's Shoes, but there WAS a shoe store known as 'The Bootery' on the east side of uptown. Another hideous childhood memory... I had "knock-knees", and some wise-guy physcian insisted that my parents put me in these God-awful reddish- brown, lace-up, Oxford-type "corrective shoes". Unfortunately for me, they were available from 'The Bootery'. I wore them for several years; Lord, have mercy! I am undoubtedly STILL 'the fat kid with the ugly brown shoes' to those with whom I attended grade school! And you know what? My knees STILL "knock"; that is to say, when knees are together, feet are NOT necessarily together. Know what else? It just isn't that important! As for the X-ray machine...yes, it DID exist! And, while I'm responding to recent musings from the Sandstorm, thanks to David Rivers for some REALLY nice prose on the subject of musical memories. Your first entry on the subject was nothing short of inspired... a VERY nice read! -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To Phil Jones (69): Thanks for reminding me of Margi Mitchell (yes, she was class of 71)... what a special friend she was to all who knew her... always a smile. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Brad: Rich Sinclair (69) had a way cool 57 turquoise/white hard top! I also remember an army green straight axle 57 chevrolet. A guy named Bolson had a beautiful electric blue 57 and there was a green 55 with the round rear wheel cut outs - Splata stozer??? Heap of the Week today in RHS would be moms or dads Lexis, Maxima, Mercedes, Accord... -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) To Phil Jones, '69 I was so glad to see your mention of Margi Mitchell. I have many fond memories of her. We went to the same church - she was a year older than I. She was so pretty and really seemed a cut above everyone else (and two cuts above me!), very mature, yet also fun and easy to be with and she was always kind and included everyone. It was great to be around her. What a loss for everyone when she died. I've never really been able to believe that she is gone - or Mark Martini either. I was also friends with Margi's sisters Joan and I can't remember her older sister's name - an equally kind person. Do you know where they are? -Diane Carpenter Kipp, '72 ******************************************** >>From: Tony Ott (80) To Dori Luzzo Homer (92) Nice job on the Radio re-cap.. A lot of folks just turn it on and don't realize the little things that go on in the business... About Ed Dailey.... He is one of the best on air talents I have ever had the pleasure of working with... he did all my intro tracks and billboards for my show some years back... he is someone students should listen to.. I know this is about Bomber memories and this trip down "Marconi Lane" (radio talk) is great... Another very talented man in the radio world is the former Bomber play-by-play man Kirk Williamson.... He gave me my first audition in 1979... and 10 years later hired me on to be his sidekick for Tri-City Americans hockey... I will always remember how he and Gary Wolcott, (Mr. Movie) pointed me in the right direction when it came to on air substance... As for KTCR, it was KOTY AM simulcasting off the FM (KOTY 106.5) until Oct. '88.... When we made the switch to Talk we were inundated with phone calls from the farming community who would listen to the AM in their combines since most did not have FM at that time... And one more icon of area sports radio who should be voted to the area's hall of fame as well is Frank Murray at KONA...... I love listening to him say touchdown Bombers........ One other note about those broadcasting life lines from Col-Hi is Posse Play-by-Play Man (legend) Rich Buell.. (81 or 82) and one other man I owe a tremendous amount of thanks to is another Bomber Grad, LLoyd Swain (66) of Falcon, TCI , United Artists, Columbia Cable... He is still producing shows and commercials on the tube.. keep your eye on the talking refrigerator commercial currently running..... I have a very soft spot for radio in this community and hope you enjoy the time you have with it as much as I had, it opened so many doors that I can now go thru in my professional life... Have fun. -Tony Ott, Class Of 80 ******************************************** >>From: Linda Lawless LaVigne (82) To Wig Davis (82): Hey there Wiggy. If I remember correctly you were the Class President who officially changed the name Columbia High School to Richland High School which made our class the first graduating class of Richland High School. Am I right? Remember our "dating game" assembly? Do you still think of Mr. Blankenship every time someone talks about "tradition"? Has anyone else heard that speech? -Linda Lawless LaVigne (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice for: Mrs. Elisabeth Moore, Kindergarten Teacher for Richland School District scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers sent stuff in: Jim Doyle (49), Marilyn DeVine (52), Dorothy Stamper (54), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Chuck Holtz (55), Jay Siegel (61), Kathy LeCount (62), Don Winston (63), Carol Converse (64), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Karen Row (66), Ed Temple (57), Pam Ehinger (67), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Donna Seslar (68), Phil Jones (69), Ann Minor (70), Brad Wear (71), Sheila Davis (71), Kim Richey (74), Mike Davis (74), Kelly Baker (82), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Doyle (49) To Dick Roberts (49): In 1948 we switched from the T formation to the single wing. In that formation the quarter back is primarily a blocking back. Don Fisher (50) played halfback and the quarterback was Rick Reed (49). If you look at the cover of the memory book from our recent 50th year reunion you will see a picture of that backfield. Rick Reed is the one kneeling in front of me. To Larry Houck (59): Gene Conley (48) originally signed with the Boston Braves. They moved the club to Milwaukee, which is where Conley played on the world championship team. -Jim Doyle (49) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) Hi Maren; I'm at my son's house checking email msgs and want to say thanks again for getting me into a spot where I can do it without the long distance charge! I didn't see my change of address in the Sandstorm. Maybe it's just that I happened to miss that particular day. Will be in Washington (mostly Richland) next Sunday until November 30th. It'll be fun to see some of my old school chums! (And *pig out* on Spudnuts!!!) Bomber regards, Em Dow ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Marilyn - Guess I didn't realize you wanted your address change in the Sandstorm. I changed the '52 Website and got the Sandstorm should be going to the new address. Have a Spudnut for me!! -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan (54) To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) You are right, Pat O'Brien (Class of 54) did drive a hearse around town. What a sense of humor! He had changed (in looks) so much when he came back for the 10 year class reunion that some of us didn't recognize him. To Linda Lawless (82) Sorry, Linda, there was a Richland High long before 1943 when the government took over. Not just sure when it got changed to Col Hi - sometime in the 40's. The old Richland Hi even had some state winning basketball teams - one was the girls team in 1929. -Dorothy Stamper McGhan (54) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Regarding Linda Lawless in yesterday's Sandstorm. The name of the school changed from Columbia High School in 82. I haven't lived near Richland since 56, so I was just wondering ... why? What were the reasons for the change? I am sure somebody out there knows. Curious in Sacramento. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Check out the class of '42 website at for the answer to Carol's question. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz (55) Enough of quarterbacks and janitors! Does anyone remember a guy named Bennie who used to get on the school bus at the last stop (1200 block?) at North Richland. The bus was usually full to capacity at that time with students standing in the isle. Bennie would squeeze back to about the middle of the bus, reach his hand into a paper sack he always carried, and take out a three foot bull snake. The center of the bus would part and Bennie had plenty of seats to choose from. He was a strange one and would make home made blow pipes out of electric conduit pipe and darts from coat hangers and cotton, and hunt cats in the evening; didn't like cats for some reason. I also remember longingly looking over to the islands in the Columbia river full with waterfowl. The islands were about a quarter mile long by a hundred yards wide as I remember them, and during the fall migration there were so many ducks and geese on them you couldn't see the island. We used to inner tube over to the islands in the summer and look for agates. What fun! I remember joining with a couple of my fellow North Richland pals and ripping off some grain alcohol from the chemistry lab at Col Hi. We got some dried field corn at the school FFA farm, stripped the kernels off and soaked them in the alcohol. We then drove over to the Pasco side of the river across from North Richland and scattered the corn along the side of the river. We came back later that evening and you can't believe how a flock of drunk geese acts. We stood around laughing for about a half hour and then rung a couple geese necks. Not very sporting but it seemed exciting at the time! Those same pals and I used to go out a night and raid gardens around the neighborhood. Got some great watermelons and vegetables but almost got caught a couple of times. One night when we were in full flight one of us almost ripped off his neck on a clothes line. We cooled it after that. Someone asked about Mr. Scott a couple of weeks ago. I had him in a Physics class and we must have really made his teaching experience miserable. He had a problem with classroom discipline and the class took advantage of it. I must have taken my part in the mayhem as he signed my annual "Good Luck, You'll need it boy... Scott" I also remember water skiing on the irrigation canals behind cars; pulled a couple of skiers right out of the canal. I also have fond memories hunting pheasant, duck and geese out at West Richland between the Yakima river and the golf course. What great hunting; made my growing up in Richland special! Does anyone remember the army swimming hole on the west side of the Army Camp at North Richland. The army personnel just bulldozed a large hole in the sand and piped irrigation water into it. Kind of dirty, but I spent many hours swimming there until I moved to Richland where I transferred my swimming to the new Richland pool. I too enjoyed the Spudnut Shop! Anyone notice the sign in the window of the Spudnut shop picture shown in the RHS web sight? Spudnut alamode 15 cents. My, how times have changed; you cant even buy a single scoop of ice cream for a buck today! Oh, Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55), there are a few of us '55ers still around, most are just not saying much. Looking over past sandstorm archives I noted a couple of entries by Mary Winston, but you're right, more of us should get off our duffs and put our two cents worth in the Alumni Sandstorm. Enough babble, I have to get up in the morning to attend a class in the local college. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?..... chow..... -Chuck Holtz (55) The best year!!! ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) RE: A "Richland thing"... The "Sandstorm" is a constant enjoyment, and the operative word is "constant". It is amazing to read of the same things being done being done not only year after year, but generation after generation! When I returned to Washington, I was talking with a person about Richland and the fact that the reactors were being shut down and people were being laid off. The person said something to the effect that "yes that is true, but Richland is a resilient city - it always seems to bounce back from the setbacks and there is work for those that were laid off and for more people." The 'Sandstorm' is an example of that resiliency. Even those who leave Richland are drawn back by the uniqueness of Richland. In spite of the radiation problems, each of us remembers a "better time, a better place"; a place were it was possible to go out into the desert or stay out until late in the evenings without fear of anything happening. I really appreciate the efforts of Gary, Maren and Richard for "managing" the Sandstorm, but more than that I appreciate the contributions of each and every one of the Alumni reminding and reinforcing. You are all very special people! I'd also like to encourage those who haven't contributed to share their memories. We all remember different things in different ways. Its like painting a picture - the more colours, the more vivid the picture. To all, thanks again -Jay Siegel (61) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy LeCount Sciamanda (62) To Carol Hollingsworth (55) Boy do I ever remember the Pat O'Brian hearse.... I was in elementary school, and my brother Bob LeCount was a friend of Pat's I guess because I have a very strong memory of the car in our back parking area at the "B" house on Delafield where we lived..... Of course Bob had me convinced that there was a casket and a dead body still in back of it. I didn't stick around to see I don't think. My folks had some black and white pictures of the car, wonder what happened to them. If I ever run across them, I'll get them to your class page. -Kathy LeCount Sciamanda (62) ******************************************** >>From: Don Winston (63) RE: "I Saw Linda Yesterday" To: Carol Wiley (63) Dear Carol, Must help a fellow Bomber from the Gold Medal Class of '63. I put the song title into Alta Vista and came up with 76 hits. You can check them out for yourself by clicking on the following link: %22i+saw+linda+yesterday%22&d0=&d1=&search.x=15&search.y=10 It looks like this was a song by Dickey Lee, from 1963. He also another memorable classic from our youth, "Patches" (1962). You can order a CD which contains this song for $14.00 US from a Canadian outfit, by following the link below: The Oldies CD which has this song also contains the following songs: Eric CD 11503-2 (Price code A) Hard To Find 45s on CD (From the Original Master Tapes) Volume 2 (1961-1964) 1. Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell (1961, True Stereo) 2. I Really Love You - The Stereos (1961, True Stereo) 3. Foot Stompin' Part 1 - The Flares (1961) 4. Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter (1961, True Stereo) 5. Dear One - Larry Finnegan (1962) 6. I Wish That We Were Married - Ronnie & the Highlights (1962) 7. Theme From Dr Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) - Richard Chamberlain (1962, True Stereo) 8. Little Red Rented Rowboat - Joe Dowell (1962) 9. Patches - Dickey Lee (1962) 10. Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane (1962, True Stereo) 11. I Saw Linda Yesterday - Dickey Lee (1963) 12. I Will Follow Him (Chariot) - Little Peggy March (1963, True Stereo) 13. Young Lovers -Paul and Paula (1963, True Stereo) 14. Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs ('63) 15. You Don't Have To Be a Baby To Cry - The Caravelles (1963) 16. Dominique - Singing Nun (1963) 17. Popsicles and Icicles - The Murmaids (1964) 18. Navy Blue - Diane Renay (1964) 19. Diane - The Bachelors (1964, True Stereo) 20. Little Honda - The Hondells (1964, True Stereo) 21. The Wedding - Julie Rogers (1964, True Stereo) Eric CD Price codes for USA: A = USA$14.00 There are dozens of Oldies compilation CD's on this site available for purchase. And just think - if you buy this CD you also get "Little Honda", "Patches", "Sugar Shack" and "I Will Follow Him" as bonus tracks (along with all the others). I'm getting a little misty-eyed just thinking about it! And this was when Honda made only motorcycles, not cars, so "Little Honda" is not a song about a Civic hatchback. Here's another link to find CD's which contains your song. On, your song is on two different Oldies CD's, so you can decide what other songs you want to get with it. If says they will ship in 2-3 days, you can generally count on them to hold to that schedule. form/ref=s_sf_mt/002-1829414-3279431 The second CD looks to be the same as the one on the Canadian site earlier in this message. Hope this helps you out. I've got to quit goofing off now and go to work. Regards, -Don Winston, Class of '63 ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I also remember playing in the leaves after they were racked up. I couldn't play with grass, for my asthma. The most fun was playing in the old branches and leaves out behind our back yard. Lived on Douglass when the lot between Douglass and Delafield was just gravel. I would play out there for hours at a time hidden away inside those branches. What fun!! -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) I remember "Eating Goober Peas". We did that one at Jason Lee too, with little old Miss Just! How about "Celito Lindo"? (In English of course) -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** >>From: Karen Row Rhodes (66) Wow! I am so thankful that my best friend in the whole world, Lesley Wood Nelson (66), told me about this site. Lesley and I made a memory trip to Richland in 1994 and had hoped to go back for a reunion. Maybe one of these years we'll get our chance! I was born in Richland and truly loved growing up there the first 14 years of my life before moving to California. I appreciate being included as a Bomber even if my relationship is only in spirit! Gosh! Childhood memories of Richland: Lewis and Clark: naps on rag rugs in Miss Hosack's Kindergarten class; writing the news on the blackboard in Mrs. Ericson's class; drawing the tree on the playground near the merry-go-round as it changed through the seasons; the pussy willows in Billy Porter's backyard; playing in the compounds before anyone had fences; swimming lessons at the big pool in Richland... progressing to the various spots around the pool as the years passed and I grew... those big safety pins that identified the number of the basket that held your clothes.... vacation Bible School at the Southside United Church.... summer reading at the library..... winter delivery of coal.... early morning fires...... icicles hanging from the roof (I moved to California after the eighth grade).... I too remember having my feet x-rayed at the Bootery and building forts out of the autumn leaves; the school carnivals at Lewis and Clark, the Christmas plays at school... singing Christmas carols at the park with the Brownie Troup... and if I really think hard, I can remember playing in the wading pool at the park down on the Columbia. Other fond memories were of watching so many Little League games. My grandfather, Red Row, umpired enough of them! Fifth and sixth grades at Spalding were just the greatest (Mrs. Gustafson's class and Mr. Carlson's class)... then Carmichael. Oh, how I remember buying cherry cokes at Densow Drugs on the way home from Carmichael. I had a wonderful childhood in Richland and now I find myself waking every morning anxious to turn on the computer to read the Alumni Sandstorm. Seeing the names of people I used to know sooooooo many years ago brings the warmest of feelings. To be able to link so easily to the pleasant memories of my early childhood is deeply appreciated. Anyone remember going to Mrs. Nixon's nursery school in North Richland or Mrs. Martin's nursery school on George Washington Way? When I think of Richland and music I think of "Tumbling Tumble Weed." -Karen Row Rhodes (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) This talk of all the old memories of Richland, really got this ole brain in gear! We lived on the corner of Wilson & Thayer, we use to be the last house at that end of town. The Old Hanford bus lot was right behind us. I remember when they tore it down, sometime in the late 50s or so. First they took the top part off, so all that was left was a big cement slab! There were stairs leading down to the basement offices. We kids, Mike Hogan, Sandy Demiter, Jimmy Demiter a kid name Allen, Terry, (can't remember their last names) The whole neighborhood, at that end of town. (It was "newer" than the south end) Well we'd play Hide & Seek in all those empty offices..... that is until the caved them all in!! Then the Black Widows & all the other creepy crawlers came so we moved back out into the streets and yards! We had a Cherry orchard across the street, well there was only one cherry tree in it! But the wheat or barley grew so tall that we would hide in it and it was verrrry hard to find someone unless you stepped on them!! Then they tore down that playing field and built these very expensive homes..... the starting price was $25,000!! If only we could find a good house for that now!! LOL! But it never failed we kids always make do! We played in the new houses being built!! They too could be hard to find someone if they didn't want to be found!! As you can tell we played a lot of hide & seek!! Guess that's why I can go off and not be found until I want to! It use to work very well when the kids were young and I needed time for ME!! Enough of the rambling!! Bomber Cheers to all in and from Bomber Ville! Bomber's & CKer's Rule -Pam Ehinger 67 ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) RE: Scott Houston's (63) memories of old songs from grade school music class. To this day I remember "Asham, the Tootin' Turk" from 5th grade music at Marcus Whitman. I have sung it to my sons (now ages 19 and 16) and they look at me like I have 2 heads. Of course we live in the Washington DC area where colonial history is a big thing and I can tell you, some of the songs my boys sang in grade school are just as bizarre! RE: Karen Schildknecht Mateo's (67) memories of "grass houses" and "clothesline forts" brought back wonderful memories for me of our "leaf forts". My father would rake and actually enjoy watching us jump into the piles or spend most of the day in our forts. We, of course, always wound up filthy. But what imagination and cheap thrills! The problem with kids today is that they are never forced to use their imaginations. Everything is organized for them - unfortunately, mostly out of the parents' fear that their children will be kidnapped or murdered if they are left to their own devices. Sad, sad, sad commentary on today's world. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) ******************************************** >>From: Donna Seslar White (68) Does anyone know if the Mrs. Moore who just passed away was a teacher at Marcus Whitman around 1955? I noticed in the funeral announcement that she was a K teacher in Richland but I couldn't determine for certain if she is the one I had. -Donna Seslar White (68) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Mike Franco (70) Margi Mitchell (I know she graduated in 71 but I didn't put it on the original message so Maren had to guess the year - and got it right too) was indeed a very special person to everyone who knew her. I think of her every day even after eighteen years. To Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) Diane, Margi's sisters Ellen, Chris and Joan are all in Salt Lake City with brother John in Boulder or Fort Collins, last I heard. Parents Jack and Belva split time between Salt Lake and St. George. Great family. Thanks for the kind words about her. -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Ann Minor (70) Please, please, please can someone tell me what happened to Jim Deconnick (69-deceased)? I always loved his smile... and Richard Lascick (70-deceased)? Thanks -Ann Minor class of '70 ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Steve Piippo (70), It truly is a shame that kids today do not appreciate the older cars. A friend of mine was buying a car for his son when he turned 16. I had a 56 vette for sale but the son didn't like the color, (venetian red, shoreline biege). The bought a totally restored 63 Split window but after a month he didn't want to drive "an old car" they sold it and bought a BMW. Spoiled? Oh yeah, no doubt. The parking lot at the Senior high's (11th & 12th grades only, 3,200 students) look like Benz and Lexus car lots. Randy Raymond, 69, had several great cars as well. Remember "lace jobs" in the paint. A contrasting color sprayed through lace onto the hood and trunk. They're coming back down here. Straight axles were pretty wild, remember Ronnie Race's 64 Chevy II? -Brad Wear 71. ******************************************** >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway (71) To "Wig" Davis (82) And you thought you were safe in Colorado. Well that's what happens when your mother visits and puts you on to the Bomber web page. Face it, Wig, your life will never be the same, and to top that off, the whole world now knows that you were instrumental in changing the school name from Columbia High to Richland High. Will our family ever be the same, oh the shame of it all. What do you think, Mike, is there any hope for him? Guess it is too late now, everyone will know that he is our little brother. Good thing that I love you, Wig... -Sheila Davis Galloway (71) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Temple (67) Mike Sam's mentioning Tony Blazine of B B & M reminded me of the day when I was a ten year old playing for B B & M in the Columbia League and we got our baseball caps. The players on the other teams NBC, Densows, and Bell Furniture had to purchase their own caps back then (1959) but B B & M, our sponsor, gave us ours. We all met at the store one afternoon (12 year olds like Denny Smith, Randy Simmons, Craig Davis, Ed Christopherson, and Don Hetrick; 11 year olds like David Sonderland, Denny Duncan, Bob Wedberg, and Bob Park: and the other 10 year olds - Tommy Thompson, Ron Polk, and Ron Cates). My main memory is that of Mr. Blazine standing there in front of the bats that were sticking out of all those boxes on the north wall of the store. With his cigar firmly clamped in his teeth, he was passing out caps for us to try on. Our manager, Al Novotny, told us that this was the only free one we would get. He was right as it turned out. If we wanted a new cap the next two years, those of us who played had to buy them. -Ed Temple, Class of '67 ******************************************** >>From: Kim Richey Dykeman (74) RE: Softball Memories To: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) As a young kid, I also remember the going down to "Riverside Park" and watching great classic softball games. The listing of some of players are just a few of many that passed thru the years. I would like to another to your list of "legends"... my dad...Don Richey. He loved most sports especially softball/baseball and football. Although he is currently in a nursing home due to a stroke.... he is still very much aware that his New York Yankees are in the World Series again! He loves that team. He also gives a big smile when I tell him about the 1999 Bomber football team with their current record of 5-1. Another huge smile appeared when I told him that they had defeated Pasco. And of course he knows that it's tough to win in Walla Walla no matter what sport is being played. But back to the subject of softball... Others I remember were pitcher, Phil Whitney, Bob Cassidy, Don Latta, George Mulligan.. the list can go on and on. In fact there are some old photos of some of these guys currently on the wall at the Towne Crier. Brings back good memories. Thanks for sharing. -Kim Richey Dykeman (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Speaking of Radio: KALE old time disc jockeys - H. Guy Ammerson and Billy Bee Remember any others? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kelly Baker Baker (82) Responding to the Wig-Man Hi Wig! Life is good, with the exception of our obnoxious neighbor across the street... people call him Jumbo or Keith. HA! He stole our "Vote For Terry Tanner" sign out of our yard and put it up in his! HA! That jokester! But, on a good note, Jumbo also brought Loreen and I two gallons of yummy ice cream while defrosting an ice cream truck! That didn't last very long... Loreen ate every bit of it... not! Do you know if Jumbo has access to this site, in order to defend himself? If not, I have a ton of stories that I can share with you, ha! No, in all honesty, Keith and his wife are very quiet and nice neighbors. Keith keeps his yard up so nicely... and we have been patiently waiting for him to come and rake up all of our leaves!?! So, now that you're all grown up, do you go by Wig or Kent? How has life been treating you? Are you still residing in Kennewick? I've kept in close touch with Dawna Archibald Gibson (82). She's doing great. Two beautiful children, Kurt and Samantha. Kurt is in second grade and took first place this year in the Washington State Championship Motor cross Series. Hootie-Hoo! He's such a stud-muffin! Samantha is in Christian pre-school and just plain beautiful and knows it. But, best of all, she loves her aunt Kelly! There's lots more to tell you but, if I told everything now, there would be nothing to tell later! Kind of like money... yeah, that's it. :) Take care Bomber-Buds! -Kelly Baker Baker (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff in: Dick Roberts (49), Al Parker (53), Anita Cleaver (63), Kenny Wright (63), Linda Reining (64), Patty (65), Billy Didway (66), Steve Piippo (70), Linda Lawless (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) To Jim Doyle (49) Thanks, Jim, for the 48 football team clarification. You know, the articles never mentioned who played what position. I assumed, incorrectly of course, that when the news clips said Fisher threw passes, that he was probably the quarterback. I was puzzled, however, as he also was a top running yardage gainer. I'm surprised that Rick Reed (49) didn't also have something to say. Jim, it was great to see you and Barbara at the reunion and thanks for your contributions. Carol and I had a great time. I almost forgot. You are a Bomber celebrity. When we visited the hallowed halls of Col-Hi, there you were on the sports Hall of Fame wall. A very distinct and selective honor. Congratulations. I didn't know they had such an honor wall. Would you possibly be kind enough to give us some history and other details? -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Al Parker (53) no e-mail address yet Sent to Vera Smith Robbins (58) It's me... having trouble with my computer, still unpacking, etc... I'm hooked up to but can't send E-mail, because... can't load netscape... because... lost program.exe file needed for transfer protocol, ... I am using windows 95, bought 98 upgrade that might fix the problem, or might be able to extract the program.exe file from one of my rescue disks... haven't really had time to fully pursue that yet... hope to get on line before too long... am missing you and others, and all that goes with the on- line stuff... I am sending a copy of this to Maren, also, so she knows what's going on. This little town of Shippenville is something else. Am enjoying the experience in many ways... some of the ways out here seem a little bit strange.... like the lady who thinks she is a tax assessor, runs a day care during the day and burns diapers by night..... One of Shippenville's citizens was on Oprah yesterday, I believe. A rags to better than it was story. Peace, prosperity and green and gold cheers! -Al ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) I have such fond memories of growing up in Richland. It's been fun reading the Sandstorm entries and being reminded of some of the things we all did as kids. I usually don't have time to read many of the Sandstorms so forgive me if I'm repeating things that have been gone over before. Does anyone else remember going down to the "ditch" and catching tadpoles, caterpillars - and any other "wildlife" we could find - and then taking our prizes home? I'm sure my mom must have been just delighted. She was certainly a good sport. Also, I remember a guy in our neighborhood (Kimball) about two years older than me that would turn his eyelids inside-out to scare the girls. I think his first name was Jay. Anyone out there willing to fess up? I sometimes wonder what his eyelids look like now. And what about dance lessons from Mrs. Knutson (sp?)? I think I took tap from her for about five years in the early 50s and it seems like there were quite a few other students. Great memories of all those "shows" we put on. I remember at one show standing in line getting ready to dance and Mrs. Knutson kept saying "left foot ready." Finally the girl next to me physically pushed my right foot down and lifted up my left foot. I was too young to be embarrassed but it gave my brother (Harold) something to make fun of. -Anita Cleaver Heiling, Class of '63 ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright (63) RE: Dewey? OK, I finally found out what happened to Eddie Haskell, but what happened to Dewey Skaggs? -wkw (63) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) Date: Thu Oct 21 03:07:08 1999 add me to the list graduated in 1964 from the best high school in the state!!!!!!!! am now living in bakersfield, california ---would like to hear from fellow "bombers" -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patty (65) To Pam Ehinger, and Kay Newton, and down the street, Erin Owens and Patty de la Bretonne, not to mention Ernie and Irene, and across the alley, Steve Simpson, Linda Montgomery, at the other end of the street Derry and his sister. And many others from different times of our childhood. I remember the bus lot too. We did some dumb things there, like digging big holes and tunnels and building fires...... Dangerous stuff. I course I just went along with everyone else. Patty '65 ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) RE: cars I remember a great looking 2-door hardtop '57 Chevy that used to cruise around in the early to mid sixties. It was purple and was called the Purple Panda. The interior was rolled and tucked. Beautiful car. Does any one else remember that one? Lot of guys would jackup the back ends of their cars and lower the front. Amazing feat of engineering. A great happening in Richland was George Washington's Birthday Sale. It was called Hatchet Days I think. The stores would open early and have specially low priced items for 22 cents. Speaking of imagination and entertainment. We lived on north end of Stevens Drive across from Chief Jo. Heading north from there nearly to, I think it was called the Richland Village section, was a big clump of trees that we kids called Sherwood Forest. Many an hour was spent in the woods playing Robin Hood. It is now an apartment complex I believe. -Bill Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Brad Wear (71): I remember - and Randy Raymond is still around racing! -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Lawless LaVigne (82) I think that I can answer the question about why the school name was changed BACK to Richland High School. We referred to ourselves as Richland Bombers and Richland High School. "RHS" was everywhere and it just seemed logical to change the name officially since no one called it Columbia High School anymore. (On the other hand, who is logical at 17?) I guess that made us the first graduating class of RHS in a long time, anyway. Maybe Wig has some other MORE logical reasons since he is the one that did it. Sorry for blowing your cover, Wig. -Linda Lawless LaVigne (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff in: Rick Reed (49), Darlene Trethewey (56), Jay Siegel (61), Mike Brady (61), Jim Hamilton (63), June Smith (63), Marilyn Swan (63), Jeff Curtis (69), Robin Morey (74), Beth Young (81), Dan Gire (83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Reed (49) To Dick Roberts (49) I would have let you know about your oversight as to who was the quarterback in 48-49 but Jim Doyle (49), a week or so ago, had made that clarification. The quarterback in a single wing offense is more of a blocking back than anything else. Although I called the plays (with Rish's help, ha) and generally was the field general, I rarely touched the ball and had only about 3 plays that directly involved me touching the ball. Being new to Columbia High in 48-49, it was a real honor for me to be a part of that great football team and I have fond memories of all it's players. To Jim Doyle (49) Thanks for the recognition Jim. I really missed seeing you guys at the reunion but circumstances beyond my control would not allow me to be there. Are you still playing golf? -Rick Reed (49) ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning (56) Does anyone remember Mr. Fierstade, he was a 7th grade teacher at Marcus Whitman, the only year the 7th grade was at Marcus Whitman, We really must have made his life hell, as he had no control of that class room, It was the year of 50/51 I believe. I also love to go across the highway, over on the bank of the river and just laying in the grass and read and watch the others out on the river. So peaceful!! -Darlene Trethewey Dunning (56) ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) To Anita Cleaver Heiling '63 Ah yes, the old folding the eyelid trick! I'd forgotten about that particular skill, and, quite honestly not a really a noteworthy accomplishment. As I remember it, one of the teachers at Sacajawea made it obvious to me that this wasn't an accomplishment that I really wanted to continue practicing. By the by, the lids are doing fine - the eyes are tired, but such is life. Tell Harold to send me a line or two. -Jay Siegel (61) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) To Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) Yes, Anita, I remember Jay Siegel (61) turning his eye lids inside out... gross! I also remember the good times we had playing in the ditch behind Sacajawea Elementary School. It was cool to catch tadpoles and watch them lose their tails as they grew. We also built rafts and floated down the ditch. The area across Goethals also had a ditch and a lot of overgrowth. Many of us would run around nude playing in the water. I don't think your brother, and my good friend Harold (61), was one of them. Running around nude came easy for me because our family was one of the few nudist families in Richland in the 50's. We were ahead of our time! -Mike Brady (61) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) RE: Dewey Skaggs In response to Kenny Wright's (63) request about Dewey "On of the really great names" Skaggs. I'm relying on my memory of what Frank Osgard has told us. If I get half right, I'm batting .500, and that will get me in Cooperstown. Dewey was a South End Kid, but I don't recall when he left. I think he might have lived on Casey, but closer to wind break than Pottsies Rainbow Gas Station. Next to Randall Dennison, he might be the most memorable Lewis & Clark guy who would have been in the Class of '63. As I recall after he left, Dewey achieved at a very high level. It came back that he was an Eagle Scout, Boy's State official and ultimately went to school in the South were he was maybe an All-American in I think Baseball. After college he was a highly decorated Marine pilot, flying fast movers in Viet Nam. Ultimately he was appointed to some kind of a Federal Judgeship by the President Reagan. Knowing how smooth and driven Dewey was as a kid, I don't think any of us who knew him are surprised. When I hear from Frank I'll ask for more details. Semper Bomberus -jimbeaux ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) To Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67): Oh my goodness! Boy, did you bring back a memory for me~! I had completely forgotten about doing that! I see it all now........................! Gee! You were lucky, I didn't get to make THAT many rooms!!! But, I do remember the kids having to "knock..knock"! To Anita Cleaver Heiling (63): I remember catching tadpoles and taking them home. One time I kept them long enough that they were little tiny frogs. I felt bad to take them away from their environment, that I took them back to the Welsion Pond (wasn't that the name)? -June Smith Colletti (63) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) Marilyn_Beddo@ATK.COM RE: "Frank's gang" Love these memories, they just keep on coming back! Here's some more trivia. Does any one out there remember such a thing as "Frank's gang"? I hope I'm not hallucinating about this. But Leslie Hutchinson (63) recently asked me about Ron Anderson, an old boyfriend I had from Pasco. He had gone in the Navy, and I had a new boyfriend (married to him now) when he came back. One night Ron and Diane Dvorak's (64) now husband Lanny showed up at my front door and it's been a lot of years but I remember somehow they ended up at Zip's, where the infamous "Frank's gang" proceeded to chase them out of town (well at least the Yakima River). Now I know this all sounds really silly, wasn't too funny at the time, but what my question really is...... Is "who the heck was "Frank"?" Anybody answer that one? -Marilyn Swan (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis (69) Although Halloween is culturally a time of bloody spirits, the walking dead, disembodied heads (a few disenheaded bodies) and numerous other apparitions who's actual existence would make a Steeler linebacker wet his cup, all I can remember as a kid growing up in Richland was waiting with ironic anticipation for it to arrive. Not a unique point of view as I have observed with my own kids (and grandkids). The nastiness of it all is its allure. It has its own colors - Orange and black. Endless tales of the supernatural you MUST believe because it would be sooooo cool if they were true (somewhere else of course, a long time ago and a long way away). Everyone's apparent willingness to embrace a form of cabalistic paganism that was never mentioned in one of Father Sweeny's Sunday sermons at Christ the King, created an environment with real potential for a sick and twisted holiday that any kid could really sink his teeth into? Sink his teeth into. That's really the point isn't it? All of the rest of it is just window dressing. The main event, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the overriding compulsion that dominated this last day in October was candy. Sweet candy. Lovely candy. Endless, FREE candy, Suckers, Sweet Tarts, little Snickers and Mars bars, Fruit Stripe gum, Big Hunks, Look bars, Paydays, jawbreakers, pixie sticks all forms of sweet stuff in lots of colors and shapes -all of it free if you just knocked on a stranger's door and said the magic words. You all know what they are. You said them over and over. The implied threat never realized because everybody gave us CANDY. I wonder if Drs. Knox and Reiten appreciated how much they owed to the dental deterioration caused by the mixture of salivic acids, glucose, dextrose and fructose directly attributable to that one night of the year. Actually I'm sure they did. Greg Reiten (69) always chewed Trident. And what a perfect town. Willie Wonka should have such a town. Seems like there were about 50 kids living on every block. All of the adults knew they were going to get slammed and had to stock up. And all the houses lined up like little soldiers shoulder to shoulder. No hills, no long winding driveways. I've seen trailer parks that were less accessible. The first year that I remember hitting the streets, Dad badly underestimated the traffic. The poor guy was getting hit hard. He watched with growing concern as the bottom of the candy bowl by the front door became more and more visible. There was no way he was going to stretch the supply till the end of the evening. The thought of a frontal assault by hoards of 3 foot, hypoglycemic, plastic masked demon-neighbor kids was weighing mightily on his mind. Then I wandered in the door. My sorry five-year- old self with my first bag of loot. Dad saw his opportunity and he jumped at it. Yes, that's right. He dumped the contents of my Halloween bag into the candy bowl and began distributing it to the needy. Now it was my turn to watch despondently as the bottom of the candy bowl once again began to shine through like a concave, inverse version of Mr. Sauer's head. Life Lesson Learned: sometimes you can be a hero and still get screwed. My dad never came up short again. In ensuing years he piled it in like he was expecting the entire population of Beijing to come knocking. I never came up short again either. I discovered that if I worked my way South down one side of Cottonwood to its end and then came back up the other side, I could just about fill a pillowcase and show up home after any threat to my holdings had passed. But that night I think I ended up with a roll of Lifesavers, two pennies and an apple. You know, I always hated the houses that gave you apples. You just don't want to be too practical on Halloween. Boo Bombers and Happy Halloween! -Jeff Curtis (69) ******************************************** >>From: Robin Morey Schildknecht (74) With all the talk about old cars and kids today... we bought our daughter when she turned 16 a 66 chevy Malibu, Black, and very pretty, just a 6 cylinder, great engine for a girl. She is now 22 and wouldn't give up her car for anything. How sad Steve Piippo (70) didn't mention any AMERICAN cars in RHS parking lot today. As for the lace paint jobs, my brother Greg Morey (68) did the first lace paint job in Richland, on his Dark Green 57 chevy sedan delivery. The owner of the Army green 57 chevy 2 door sedan with straight axle was Ron Hansen (67). -Robin Morey Schildknecht (74) ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To Linda Lawless LaVigne (82) I beg to differ Linda. I graduated just one year before you, and EVERYONE still called the school COL HIGH. I was very sorry to see it get changed back to Richland High. Somewhere along the line I was told it was because they didn't want to be confused with Columbia High, in Burbank. As if we could ever be confused with that puny school. Just a few laters they were trying to change the mascot from Bombers too and the student body got to vote on it. My brothers were in school and I think were bodily threatened (by me!) if they did not vote to keep the name Bombers. Thank God cooler heads prevailed, the political correctness was thrown out the door, and we are all still Bombers! -Beth Young Gibson (81) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Gire (83) To Linda Lawless (82): Linda, I remember the movement to change the name back (was it ever RHS before?) to RHS was started well before my class graduated, but I'm pretty sure my '83 diploma reads "...the first graduating class of Richland High School..." What does yours say? Oh well, Thanks for changing it... -Dan Gire (83) (88) WSU - GO COUGS! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Ralph Myrick (51), Dore Taylor (53), Marguerite Groff (54), Kay Lynch (60), Tom Hemphill (62), Joe Ford (63), June Smith (63), Linda Reining (64), Linda Pohold (67), Patty (72), Peter Brandt (72), Mike Davis (74), Linda Lawless (82), "Wig" Davis (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) I don't know how many of you remember Tommy Tracy. I talked with him Saturday morning in Boise. He is doing well and is a very successful innovator. He is going to send he e-mail in to Maren so many of you that knew him can contact him. By the way, that skinny kid is now 200lbs of skinny kid. I also learned that his brother Bill (51) is living in Moses Lake and is doing very well. I am going to try to contact him. JoAnn, their sister in living on the west coast. It was certainly good to talk to him. To Linda Lawless (82) I understand the the high school's name was changed to Richland because of Columbia High School in Burbank. They were getting the schools all mixed up. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: DT (aka Dore Tyler '53) RE: 7th Grade Marcus Whitman Darlene Trethewey (56) wrote the following: "Does anyone remember Mr. Fierstade, he was a 7th grade teacher at Marcus Whitman, the only year the 7th grade was at Marcus Whitman" I attended (and lived across the street from) Marcus Whitman grades (maybe late) 4th thru 8th. I was in Ms Ruby's 7th grade the class year of 47-48. Did I miss something? Regards, -DT (aka Dore Tyler '53) ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) A few issues ago, someone asked if anyone had any information about Willard Ule (74). Since I've not seen a response, I thought I'd give it a try. My daughter, Pam Tompkins (74) had corresponded some with Willard and she had introduced him via e-mail to a friend of hers, Helga, who is pretty much house-bound. The last time Helga heard from Willard he was going to be going in the hospital (a couple weeks ago) and would let her know when he was back on-line. She hasn't heard from him - did call his home and even checked with the hospital. The hospital had no patient with that name. I told them I would see what I can find out. If anyone has any information, please either publish it here or send me an e-mail. Class of '54. Just wanted to let you know that Beverly Wodehouse (54) died a couple of weeks ago. I've had problems with my e-mail lately and wasn't able to get a notice in. I wasn't sure if any of my messages were getting to their destination so I haven't tried sending much. Hopefully everything is up and running now. Even though our reunion is over for now - I would really appreciate you letting me know when you change snail mail addresses and e-mail addresses. I'm going to try to keep my lists up-to-date. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen O'Shea (Kay Lynch '60) Mere moments ago, an actor on a TV show recited the number of a Swiss Bank Account and in the back of my mind I heard, instead, the 50s song which included the Army serial number of one Elvis Aaron Presley. It was kind of a whiney song but a fine mnemonic device. Can you remember? In the immortal words of our own David Rivers (65) in his recent "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" challenge: "If anyone can come up with those two words [that serial number] in say, the next 10 days without... repeat, without going to the sheet music or the top 40 hits from 1930-1998 web site, I'll make another donation to the Sandstorm in the same amount I made before (Maren knows what it was)... Deal?" Go for it! -Kathleen O'Shea, aka Kay Lynch (60) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hemphill (62) To: Marilyn Swan (63) Regarding Big Frank, you could always count on him when those bad and nasty Pasco and Kennewick hoods came to Richland. All you had to do was tell someone to go get Big Frank and the word spread fast. Now I recall that all the Richland guys came to the scene to watch Big Frank run the hoods off, but before Frank ever got there those aliens were kindly escorted back to their side of the universe. It's been a while and I can't rightly recall what Big Frank actually looked like, but he saved my bacon a few times. Perhaps some of the other gentlemen classmates will be able to remember a little better. Tom Hemphill (62) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Ford (63) Maren and other fellow Richlanders; Regarding Billy Didway's comments on the Purple Panda: I'm pretty sure that was Kent Peterson's ('63) 57 Chevy, and it was a lovely thing. 327 Chev V8, if memory serves, so probably quick, and very handsomely done up in classic American hotrod style. Anyone remember other auto lovelies? Steve Skidmore's Maserati 200SI? Kent Peterson (of the Purple Panda) painted it for Steve in the auto shop paint booth at Col Hi, and we all ogled it one day after school in about 1961 or '62 when they rolled it out. The Maser was an out-and-out race car, although Skidmore sometimes drove it on the street. Maybe Jim Armstrong ('63) remembers the car coming down from North Richland past the old Ag Farm. Reed Galbraith ('63) and I later served as Skidmore's "pit crew" (rolled the car on and off its trailer, adjusted the valves on Steve's GMC carryall tow truck - the usual glamor stuff) at Seattle International Raceways in Kent. Still great memories. Remember the various muscle cars that older Richlanders drove? 409 Chevys, GTO Pontiacs, and the like? Great and innocent times. Best regards. -Joe Ford (63) ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) To Ted Cadd (66): After reading your experience, I HAVE TO get out more often! -June Smith Colletti (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Maren - please add this to the "Sandstorm"; I have great memories of Richland - my name is Linda Reining Pitchford - born in January '46 and lived in a pre-fab on Rossell and later in a ranch house on Elm - attended Marcus Whitman, and Spalding and Carmichael before attending the best high school in the state!!!!! Anyone out there remember Miss Lane; Mrs. Sterling; and Miss Meade from Marcus Whitman? How about Miss Jones; Mrs. Swartz; and Mr. Anderson from Spalding? I had Miss Lane for kindergarten and then again for second grade - she got "promoted" and I thought I had gotten "demoted". ha ha Have been reading some of the old entries and boy, the memories they have brought back. I had forgotten all about "Muscles" - he always had a smile for all of us kids - never remember being afraid of him - just thought of hi as a "big" kid; remember the "Tahitian Room" at the Uptown - had the best Chinese food!!!!! Any of you remember Mrs. Wiley - she taught typing at Col-Hi - I think we spent more time looking at slides from her various vacations than we did on typing. I can see her in that long, mink, coat - her hair in rolls (looked as though she had taken out the curlers and forgot to comb it) and standing in front of the class chanting, "asdfjkl; return"!!!!!! And, boy, did that mink stink!!!!!!!!!!! I, too, remember running after the jeeps spraying ddt - why in the world we are not all dead is beyond me!!! Does anyone else remember putting peanuts in our cokes; going to "Zip's for fries and cokes; Easter Sunrise Services on flattop; the lagoon at Columbia Park; and growing up in just about the best place ever??????? I moved away in '66, but Richland is and always will be "home"!!!!!!! I am divorced for the second time and happy for the first time in a very long time; have two daughters and two grandkids - they are my reason for getting up in the mornings!!!!!!!! in one of the "memories" someone had talked about the brown oxfords that our dads bought in the area store - I remember those shoes, too - how I wished I could have shoes from a real store!!!!!!!! Guess this is all for this time - you and Gary are doing a great job ----. -Linda Reining (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Pohold Rushing (67) To What School, I graduated from Columbia High School in 1967 . What gave someone the right to change the name anyway? Like we would confuse it with any other school. I was very upset that it was changed. -Linda Pohold Rushing class of 67 ******************************************** >>From: Patty (72) Been a while since I spent time at my keyboard for something besides work. It was really a treat to read about Halloween memories. Man I remember our first year back on Jadwin. Tons of kids & houses. Halloween seemed like a never ending supply of candy day. I had 3 older brothers & they had 2 or 3 costumes lined up for the haul. They would take me on the first run but then when we had a pillow sack full of those wonderful sweet treats, they would bring me home change their costumes & go back out. Man they would canvass the whole town I think. Sometimes they would end up with 3 - 4 large pillow cases full of candy. As I remember the candy was not just those little cheap tiny pieces. You know the one bite snicker bars, the 3 to a package sour bites, gum balls, or that awful orange & black wrapped peanut butter flavored taffy. We got pop corn balls & real sized candy bars, home made cookies, Carmel apples, Man even whole packs of gum. Now maybe the kids get one stick. Back then it was a selfless fright day. I even remember going to one door in particular, no clue who lived there & the guy wanted us to do a trick for him. So I whistled a stupid tune for a Mr. Goodbar. I think my brothers just tried to make scary faces. What tricks do 7-8 year olds know that will earn the wonderful chocolate treat. Well, we had to think of something. Then when we moved to Keller near the old Sacajawea grade school & the block parents did some weird thing like want a block party. Man that took half the fun out of the night. So after the party we would again grab the largest pillow sack we could find & head out the doors for a limited time to collect the treasures that would result in many painful Novocain shots to the roof of my mouth in later years. What did I learn from that? Hmmmm well as I look around my house this morning I see pumpkins & black cat decals stuck to my front windows a battery operated witch setting poised at our front door knowing she will be protecting the forthcoming never ending supply of sweets. We the skull still waiting for his battery will light up & glow a foul green with the sounds of lightning resonating through the hall as each child passes him scaring them (we hope). But first they must get past the ghoul hanging in the way of our doorbell, yes battery operated but he laughs a hideous laugh when an unsuspecting child comes to innocently ring our doorbell for a small reward. This year we went so far as to dig out the Rhododendrons in front our front door leaving a grave like depression right off the front stoop. I am going to put parts of a mannequin poking out to it with the head stone reading the proverbial RIP. Beggars beware on it. I haven't decided to purchase a cassette that plays squeaky casket opening sounds or just make the sounds myself. I have yet to devise the ultimate scare. Yes, as we got older, we moved to Benton City for a while and my dad found religion that forbade all celebration of really cool holidays. I think he missed it as much as we did but it was the cheap way out. Can you imagine no Christmas tree? Can you imagine darkening your doors to a small child on Halloween? Not I, so I really go all out. I live at the bottom of a steep hill & if the little urchins can climb back up that hill I say let there be CANDY & CELEBRATION. Besides they are so cute. Finally when we moved back onto Butternut we had so many kids on the block that Mom bought candy anyway & handed it out as a dutiful Richland Mom. By then I was a junior at Col-Hi and didn't go around begging for candy. I went to the parties & danced the night away. Now to more grown up affairs. For all my Professional Bomber brothers & sisters out there who may find themselves wanting a job change or to relocate back to this area. I have an invite for you. I have a new client here in the NW. They are seeking professional level management in the Business, medical, or telecommunications fields. They work with the higher end negotiations for great employment packages. I thought this may be a great way to offer all you wayward Bombers who may find yourselves out of work, laid off by Hanford, Kadlec Hospital, or what ever related job you find that is not utilizing your full talents or not treating you well an opportunity to bring your selves closer to home. If you wish to send a resume to this guy let him know where you saw the opportunity. On the Alumni Sandstorm. We bombers stick together. Not only in memories but in aiding our fellow Bombers keep financially secure. Management Recruiters of Lakewood-Tacoma Don Hanson, consultant 6124 Motor Ave. SW Lakewood, WA 98499 If you find yourself in the Tukwila area on Halloween. Do stop by for some candy little ones HAPPY HALLOWEEN HE HE HE HE HE HE HE HE HE. -Patty (72) ******************************************** >>From: Peter Brandt (72) RE: Jeff Curtis Halloween Essay Jeff, your writing is highly entertaining. I look forward to your next contribution. -Peter Brandt, Class of '72 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) After twenty-five plus years I attended my first Hanford Falcon football game last night. I had being reading about their success in the Herald and with the big win over Prosser I had to see it all for myself. What I saw was a very exciting, well-coached football team that outplayed a bigger and stronger Ellensburg team. Without a couple of key turnovers late in the game the Falcons would have won the game. They still control their own destiny and with another conference win should make the Mid-Valley League playoffs. The Falcons are coached by former Bomber, Greg Sevigny (74). I've known Greg for nearly thirty years and I am very proud to call him a dear friend. I think he has accomplished a lot against some pretty big odds.. Fighting the tradition of being "the other school", and often losing key players because of the school district's ridiculous open enrollment policy, I think Coach Sevigny has done an excellent job in fielding an exciting, explosive, disciplined football team. There is absolutely no one who works harder in the coaching business as is very noticeable in his approach to the game. At the game last night I found myself often watching Greg on the sidelines and the steady, positive image he portrayed to his team and the crowd never wavered. He was always encouraging his players with a hand clap, an arm around a shoulder, or a pat on the backside. At one point, when a player went down and was slow in getting back up, Greg had the headset thrown off and was halfway across the field to check on his player before realizing it was nothing. In this day of win at all cost, it sure is heartwarming to see a coach who still remembers what the game is all about. Congratulations to Greg and his entire staff and team and good luck the rest of the season! -M.Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Lawless LaVigne (82) To Dan Gire (83): I was pretty sure that the change occurred during my senior year since we got the ball rolling. Maybe it didn't officially occur until you graduated or maybe the whole thing was just a dream of mine.... either one is possible. Apparently there was a Richland High School until about the 1940s when it was changed to Columbia High School (I learned all of this from the Sandstorm). So apparently neither one of us was in the first graduating class of Richland High. What does my diploma say? I have no idea since it disappeared years ago but I am pretty sure that it says that I graduated, anyway. I guess that I am still not sure which high school I went to! P.S. Go Cougs To Beth Young (81): Yes, I remember calling it Col High but I never understood why we weren't the Columbia Bombers and no one used CHS. There was a huge R in the mixing area wasn't there? (Again, this could be another one of my dreams) I am with you on the Bomber thing. Glad no one changed that! Take care, -Linda Lawless (82) ******************************************** >>From: "Wig" Davis (82) RE: Columbia High School name change This letter from 1982 may shed some light to why Columbia High was changed to Richland High May 23, 1982 Richland Public Schools Board of Directors Dear Mr. Watrous and Board Members: As the school year of 1981-1982 draws to a close, we have one more major item of business to cover. On May 19, 1982, the Student Council of Columbia High School passed the following motion: "I move that the Executive Council propose to the Richland School Board that the name of Columbia High School be changed to Richland High School." The passing of this motion is the culmination in a yearlong project to research and pursue the change in the name of Columbia High School. For the following reasons the students of Columbia High School believe the time has come to change its name to Richland High School. First the alleviation confusion is desired, there being at least six schools in the Pacific Northwest with the name Columbia High, one of them within the Tri-City area. If mail intended for Columbia Hi is not addressed to Richland High, it often ends up at Burbank or Columbia River. Administrators will attest to their frustration at receiving mail meant for these schools. Secondly, identity must be established, it being the case that when the name "Bombers" is thought of anywhere in the state or even in the Northwest, it is affiliated with the name "Richland." The much deserved credit for the achievements of musicians, athletes, and occupational groups who compete statewide should go to an actual Richland High rather than a mythological Richland High. Lastly, the resultant convenience obvious owing to the fact that everywhere one looks on the campus of Columbia High, an "R" or a "Richland" can be seen. (e.g., RHS on top of the gym entrance, R's on the floors of both gyms, athletic letters not C's but R's). Recently, the school board members were interviewed by students of a delegation established by the A. S. B. officers. These interviews were of a dual purpose, to educate the board with respect to our reasons and research and to learn, ourselves, how the members felt toward such a change. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the board for taking the time to listen to our cause and input their own feelings. We now believe that the time has come, and we propose to the Richland School Board of Directors that the name of Columbia High School be changed to Richland High School. Respectfully, Kent "Wig" Davis Student Body President Guy P. Glazier Vice President Sandra Janus Treasurer Theresa Schneider Secretary cc: Dr. Robert W. Iller Carl Volmer Mary Guay Pauli Budd John Fox John G. Nash -"Wig" Davis (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff in: Jerry Jernigan (49), Ralph Myrick (51), Mona Jetton (52), Dorothy Stamper (54), John Campbell (63), Gary Behymer (64), Carol Peterson (66), Judy Kleinpeter (67), Anna Durbin (69), Mike Franco (70), Kelvin Soldat (71), Stu Osborn (71), Valerie Polentz (72), Mike Davis (74), Terry Hutson (74), Gina Rees (81), Morgan Johnson (82), Dan Gire (83), Kim Ross (88) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Jernigan (49) There was a ditch party after the prom. Who were the two drivers who drove into the canal? -Jerry Jernigan (49) ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) To Dore Tayler(53) and Darlene Trethewey (56) I went to Marcus during those years. I started Marcus in '45, when it opened, and went through the 8th grade. Miss Marietta was the 6th grade teacher. We were all pretty scared of her. I remember she used to walk around the classroom with that big green geography book in her arms. Clancy, Silvers, and Steel all found out that when she said be "Quiet", she meant it. If you didn't she took that big book and tried to put your head down to your shoulders. One time she got so mad at Bill Tracy (51) she threw an eraser at him but missed. The eraser hit Althea Swearinger (51) and broke her glasses. She asked me if I was scared of her and I told her I certainly was. Mr. Wold was the 7th grade teacher but couldn't handle the room at all. I think he was a transplant for the boys jail in Chalis (spelling). I remember him because he had bad breath and bad, bad, dandruff. Mrs. Ruby I had for 8th grade. Can't remember much about her. I remember her having grey hair and being quite large. Both of you might have remembered my sister Norma Myrick (54). I know she was one of the first 9th grade classes at Carmichael. By the way, you may have bought candy and soda pop from my mother, Ola, at the rear window at the Village Food Store. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Mona Jetton Davis (52) I am writing in regard to Willard Ule (73). He is currently in the Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA. He will be there until about the middle of this week, he thinks. I talked to him this morning and this is the information he gave to me. If anyone wishes to call him the phone number to his room is: 1-619-686-4158. Willard would appreciate your prayers. I appreciate your concern for him and if you wish to call me for information about him, you may call 943-4862. -Mona Jetton Davis (52) ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan (54) To Al Parker (53) Where in the world is Shippenville?? Was glad to hear you are still around somewhere anyway. Sounds like you still have your great sense of humor. -Dorothy Stamper McGhan (54) ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell (63) RE: Purple Panda Regarding Billy Didway (66) and Joe Ford's (63) comments on the Purple Panda: Well, folks who know me, know that I have always liked '57 Chevies -having 2 in high school. As my memory serves, the Purple Panda was the first custom that really attracted my attention, but I believe it was earlier than high school, perhaps around 1960 (which would rule out a 327 - '62). But, I do remember it not only had rolled and pleated interior - I believe white, but had rolls and pleats in the quarter panel inserts instead of the stock aluminum. It was definitely Cool! I'm not sure, but did it have a tube grill and nosed rockets on the hood? Let's hear from folks with better recollection. -John Campbell (63) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) I have located another 1958 annual (;-) There are some signatures in this one. It once belonged to Don??? After reading some of the 'signings', sorry but I had to do it, I am guessin that it belonged to someone from the Class of 1960? If you can help me identify who it belonged to, I will do my best to get it to them. Here is the best clue I can find: "Don...It's been real swell being in class with you this year. Hope we're together next. I want to wish you and Dianne all the luck in the world. You two make a darling couple. Dianne is one of the nicest girls I know, and you probably know that too. Best of luck always...Connie" -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Peterson Zimmerman (66) Yes, the Purple Panda, 57? Chevy, was my brother, Kent Peterson's (63) car. He now has a boat, which is just as wonderful, here on Candlewood Lake in Connecticut. -Carol Peterson Zimmerman (66) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) To Pam Pyle (69) YES, I remember the ugly BROWN OXFORDS at the Bootery! My sister, Karen, and I had to wear them, while all the other girls were strutting around in their cute little patent leather shoes. And yes, I am STILL bow-legged, but it doesn't affect my running, so I don't care, either! To Scott Houston (63): You make me laugh with Zulu Chief & Goober Peas. I don't know if it was just a Jefferson thing, but that's where I went, too! See him there, the Zulu warrior. See him there, the Zulu chief, chief, chief. Ah kum a zimba zimba ziya, ah kum a zimba zimba zay (I get lost--Karen Kleinpeter would remember it better).... and not to forget the goober peas... all I can remember is that the song told a story. I'd love to remember a few lines - the people I work with really are convinced the radiation got to us all, in Richland, when I recall some of these crazy things to them! Thanks for the laughs! -Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) TO Jeff Curtis (69): Loved your Halloween memories. I remember we used to spend the day making homemade popcorn balls for people. Not allowed now. I still love to get dressed in costume, usually witchlike or gypsy, and when the kids come and hold out their bags to me, I have to ask them if there is something they want or if there is some reason why they are here. Sometimes, I have to go further and ask if there is something they want to say. I mean, we must pass the cultural requirements on, mustn't we? Our neighbors love to see the kids on Halloween and they even remember their friends who come every year because they live on fancy streets without sidewalks. Pagan Holidays are the best - that's why churches moved so many of their big days to take them over. -Anna Durbin (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Hello Peter Brandt (72), nice to hear from you. Memories of Holloween in Richland... - always disappointed when we got an apple or other healthy treats - remember the man in our north end who gave out little jars of honey every year? - remember when we were young we used to get "full sized" candy bars, until they went up to nickel? - and of course our initial Key Club Holloween insurance sales... the Insurance Commissioner never caught up to us... - and for all the stories of the burning dog s---- on someone's proch, did anyone out there ever really pull that off? (and forget it , Boo Boo, you never could have done, Bear maybe, you never!) Have a great week out there everyone... -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Kelvin Soldat (71) Wig Davis For President!!!!!! ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) To Tony Ott (80) and Dori Luzzo Homer (92) Re: Tri-City Radio stations You two are traveling in the same footprints, meeting a few of the same people and (I imagine) have had or are having much the same experiences in Tri- Cities radio that were my own back in the middle to late 70's. Dori, I also worked with Ed Dailey but it was in the late 70's. Ed's a talent all right. (Please tell him "hello"!) His Sunday morning show most likely contains music from my radio era. Some of you Bombers may remember my "handle" back then, "Stu Douglass" and could possibly have listened to some of my shows on various stations in the area, who knows? We had a few listeners, maybe thirty or so... hah, ha, ha, he, he... Anyway, in the mid-70's it was at the period of time when FM radio was getting more popular and attracting listeners all over the country. This was a few years before KORD went Country. [Maren's right when she corrects Larry Houck (59).] KORD-AM (Adult- contemporary) had been in direct competition with KALE-AM (Rock and Roll) for years (in Lloyd Aaman's heyday at KONA-AM), way before OK 95 (KIOK-FM) got popular with listeners and KORD's switch to Country. (The two events were most likely related.) In 1975, KORD-FM was simulcast on the AM band and was the first radio station in the area that agreed to hire me for what I recall now as my "board shifts from Hell". They called it "Swing". My week consisted of rolling out of bed hurting at 5:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings for the 6-2 on-air shifts. Then after a long change, on Mondays and Tuesdays it was the 2-10 afternoon shifts, by far my favorite because of afternoon "drive-time". Then came an overnighter from 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM Thursday to Friday only to start all over again 6:00 AM Saturday morning after a short change. Eight-hour board shifts were the norm but we all thought nothing of it at the time. Working the odd hours and staying after for production duties gladly (although somewhat sleepily at times) and surviving on the starting salary of $500 (gross pay) per month. Such was the life of a young radio DJ. Back then, $100 a week was enough to actually live on. A great guy by the name of Mark Rheile (pronounced "Riley") was the News Director at the time, one of my first friends in radio. Kevin Crain owned the station back then. Chris Bartells, another DJ at KORD-FM whom I had met earlier, introduced me to Mike Jacobs who was the morning "drive-time" DJ and program director at KORD- FM. Jacobs ended up firing me after 6 months, cautioning that I should "get out of radio". Doubting myself not and following a short stint spinning records at "My Place Tavern" ("Riverside" now?) near Bateman Island. The day after they dumped Disco at "My Place", the "radio fever" hit me again. Looking back, I'm glad I persevered because like you Dori, I would've missed out on discovering the great Country music of KOTY-AM. (Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Waylon and Willie) Country, like someone indicated here, was leaning toward less of Buck Owens and Tammy Wynette to more of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. The format on our automated station "Double-D" FM (KXDD-FM "Rock 106") was Rock and recurrent Rock. Got the News/Sports Director gig in 1977 using my real name for on the air believability. A school mate, Mike Blatman got me that job and hooked up with Frank Murray who pulled the morning "drive-time" shift. He and I came up with an "Opinion-Line" feature where we'd have a "question of the day" for people to call in and give their opinion off-air. ("Do you favor abortion?" was the most controversial topic.) The listener's responses were edited into a 2-minute spot and it played periodically with sponsorship the entire day. During that same time period, a young radio DJ by the name of Rod Simons was hired who later went on to a successful career as Sports Director on KSTW Channel 11 in Seattle. (Rod and I have recently reacquainted, meeting up with each other this year at Safeco field after some 20-years.) In 1978, KORD-FM once again beckoned. (By then the call letters were KZZK-FM.) This marked the start of the funfest part of my short but sweet radio career during the time when the Seattle Supersonics were playing for their first NBA Championship. (Jack Sikma, Gus Williams, Dennis Johnson, John Johnson, Lonnie Shelton) Later, it was great to work with the sultry Donna Kelley who went on to fame on CNN. This was also near the time when I met Ed Dailey, Cuz Ralph and Kirk Williamson. With Kirk in 1978-79, we covered the Columbia Cup races giving me a chance to tape interviews with hydro racers Bill Muncey, Dean Chenoweth (who both lost their lives in the sport) and Chip Hanauer. Kevin Crain still owned KZZK in '79 and Jack Lantry was the Sales Manager. As the Sports Director for KZZK, we covered the 1979 MLB All-Star Game in the Kingdome (Dave Parker's throws), CBC's National Football Championship (Clint Didier, TE Washington Redskins was on that team) and of course the '79 Bomber Basketball championship run when we beat Pasco in the final game. (Kellerman, Kennedy, et al) KZZK also had me filling in on the weekend show "Rewind" where some of the best songs from the 50's and 60's were tracked on Saturday nights. I brought in my own records and went on the air as Shane Gallagher and actually got a call one-day from someone in Moses Lake by that same name one time. What a great time in my life! Wow.... much too long a mail but it's your fault Tony and Dori for really jogging my memory banks. Mentioning these people, experiences and times in this forum thinking many of the 70's Tri-City radio listeners would have memories of hearing me on the radio. Anyone out there, especially classes of '69- '70-'71... Did you like my shows? Stu Osborn (71) P.S. To John Mosely (71) the unwilling participant in our near miss with a semi-truck at the Richland Y: The Driver's Ed teacher was Mr. Nash. I passed with a "D" only because I aced Jerry Neidhold's classroom part ;-) P.S.S. To Diane Hartley (72) about the KALE Monkees- Beatles survey: The "mop-tops" from Liverpool were runaway winners, I thought. P.S.S.S. To David Rivers (65), Brad Wear (71) and Phil Jones (69): The 50's Rock lyrics and "muscle-car" talk is great! Keep it up! -Stu Osborn (71) ******************************************** >>From: Valerie Polentz Topham (72) To: Kent 'Wig' Davis Kent, all can say is that your house must equal my parents' in the amount of 'things we may need later in life.' Lucky for us - you actually saved this letter. I think that should put to rest a lot of the confusion. I, too, remember all the Rs at school and Col High vs RHS. -Valerid Polentz Topham (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis(74) Re: Changing of Col-Hi to Richland High My brother, Wig, has been receiving some credit for his involvement in the changing of the school name from Columbia High to Richland High in 1982. Now, he was ASB president and he does deserve credit for being the "man behind the change", but I think it's important for everyone to understand why Wig chose the political arena in the first place. Wig's athletic prowess did not quite measure up to that of his brothers, but he was determined to still be a success in his athletic endeavors. His first setback had to be in ninth grade when he was a member of the varsity basketball team. You see, Wig had to share a uniform with another member of the team. One would get the uniform and the other would get the warm ups. They would alternate every other game. These warm ups would conveniently hide the missing uniform so no one was the wiser. This system went along fine until the one day that the coach forgot and summoned Wig to report into the game. Sheepishly, Wig got up from his spot on the bench and slowly walked toward the coach, hoping that he would change his mind. The coach said, "Hurry Wig! Get that warm up off and get into the game!" Wig could only look at the coach and whisper, "Uh, Coach, I can't! I don't have any pants on!" Wig also had some firsthand experience on the incredible expense involved in running a school district. This experience would prove to be valuable in his later political career, and he proved to be "team player" when it came to cutting expenses. For example, Wig went the entire ninth grade basketball year without scoring a point. Can you imagine the money the district must have saved on the wear and tear of the nets when Wig was in the game? Determining that basketball wasn't his ticket, Wig turned to the baseball diamond. Now, I must give Wig credit on the fact that he was a scrappy little hitter and he played with a lot of heart. Usually when you are small in stature, as was Wig, you made it up with blinding speed and hustle. This was not the case with Wig. I had the opportunity to coach Wig in PONY league and I would often time his home-to-first speed with a sundial. In fact, it was a favorite team pastime to sit by Wig after he rounded the bases to pick moss off of him that had grown since leaving the batter's box! After the professional baseball draft, and Wig was not selected, he turned his energies toward the political career. The highlight of his administration was the High School name change. A little known fact was that his first attempt at a name change didn't receive much support. Apparently, he wanted to change it from the Bombers to the "Wiggies"! We are all very proud of you, Wig! -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) With regards to what Mike Davis (74) said about Hanford's Coach, Greg Sevigny. What some people do not know is not only Greg a great football coach but also an excellent Algebra instructor. I have not had the honour yet of watching Greg on the Football field but I have seen this other side of him with regards to Algebra. I too, went to school and graduated with Greg. After years of being gone from Richland and coming back home, I now have a daughter who goes to Hanford and Greg happens to be her Algebra instructor. He has a technique with his kids like no other I've ever met. My daughter has struggled with math and algebra for some time now. Greg's rule of thumb is no matter what, if a student completes his homework in class they will get a credit for it. He gives his students the benefit of the doubt as long as they particiate and complete their homework 100% they will get credit for it. This gives the student incentive to learn and to try and do well in his class, which is good for their self esteem. I know my daughter has done better this year, which is owed a lot to Greg. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Gina Rees Christensen (81) Being that I was in the mixing area not too long ago, it is a Bomb in the mixing area and not a "R". The bomb has written across it "COL-HI". The large "R" is in the "Bomber Bowl" now known as Fran Rish Stadium. The reason given to me why the name of the school was changed is were three Columbia High School in the state of Washington, one in Richland, one in Burbank, and one in Vancouver. It was causing problems for college entrance because of mixing these up. -Gina Rees Christensen (81) ******************************************** >>From: Morgan Johnson (82) To Linda Lawless (82): Hi, Linda. I still have my diploma, and it says Columbia High School. Like you, for some reason I thought 82 was the first year to graduate with the new name (RHS), but maybe I've been dreaming all these years, also. Instead, maybe we were the last to graduate from Col-Hi? Oh, well. See yah. -Morgan Johnson (82) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Gire (83) To Linda Lawless (82): By the date on the letter Wig [82](Thanks) provided, I'd say the change wasn't early enough to make the '82 diplomas. No biggy, at least our mascot, the name "Bombers" as well as the mushroom cloud, has survived this long in a world of over-sensativity... GO BOMBERS!!! P.S. Anyone know if there's a Bomber football home- game scheduled for this coming weekend? Might have to cross the pass if there is. -Dan Gire (83) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dan - Go to the All Bomber Alumni Links site at and click on the "Richland High School - Home of the Bombers" link. then click the "SPORTS" link.... you can even register there to receive e-mail when the page is updated. Click on "Varsity Football" and get the whole season schedule. Fri, 10/25 7:30 Kenn. Lampson Fri, 11/1 7:30 Davis** Fran Rish (the Bomber Bowl) ** = Homecoming. Well POOP! That's GOT to be last year's schedule since neither of those dates is a FRIDAY this year... Those kids need to update that page... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Kim Ross Nelson (88) Hi! I graduated in 1988 but remember well when we all had to start calling the high school a different name. My understanding was that they changed it because the high school in Burbank is also called Columbia High School. It was getting too confusing for the sports announcers, news media, and everyone else probably to have to distinguish between the two high schools with the same name. Now as far as why we switched instead of Burbank, I don't know. Maybe because the other two cities have their "city" high school (Pasco High, Kennewick High) and we didn't. Anyway, hope this gives you at least one answer to your question. I'll be curious to see if others write in with different reasons. -Kim Ross Nelson (88) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff in: Mona Jetton (52), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Darlene Trethewey (56), Larry Mattingly (60), Gloria Davis (61), Art Nelson (64), Ron Sledge (65), Steve Upson (65), John Wingfield (66), Jefferson Saunders (69), Diane Fowler (70), Steve Piippo (70), Vikki Kessell (70), Patty (72), Brenda Belcher (76), Gina Rees (81), Jamie McDevitt (81), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mona Jetton Davis (52) Re: Willard and phone numbers I got one call concerning Willard, and did ask him about giving his home phone number out and it is O.K. If anyone wants to contact him at home I will give his number to them. I will be happy to share news about Willard's progress in the terminal illness which he has to anyone who is interested. He came home from the hospital today. -Mona Jetton Davis (52) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) After reading Jeff Curtis (69) on 10/23 I remembered this: He hardly touched his dinner He scarcely ate a bite So eager and excited At the prospects of the night When politely he excused himself, I scarce could take to task For the dinner left uneaten As he donned his frightful mask Then his jacket, and his muffler And the all important bag That was meant to carry groceries But, tonight, would hold the "swag" With a hasty kiss, and "Goodbye Mom" He went charging out the door To join the bosom cronies That he'd been waiting for Then, these 8 year old extortionists When prowling up the street To terrify the neighborhood With threat of "Trick or Treat" Cringing neighbors paid the tribute Lest the dire consequence Be soap upon the windows Or a gaping, gateless fence At nine he came returning With his half filled paper sack Of candy bars and gumdrops Jelly beans and Cracker Jack When quietly he displayed his loot And bade us have a share And John took all the Hershey Bars He didn't seem to care He seemed listless and so quiet It was not like him at all Then suddenly he grabbed his mouth and bolted down the hall. We hurried in to hold his head As nature took great pains To divest our little Buccaneer Of all his ill got gains We cleaned him up and wrapped A cooling towel about his head And changed him to pajamas And lugged him off to bed And now he sleeps so peacefully You scarce could understand How this little sleeping cherub Ere could lead a Pirate Band I bend to kiss the freckled cheek and smooth the tousled hair Turn down the light, and close the door and tiptoe down the stair Where crushed into my carpet There's an orange jelly bean Grim reminder that we've safely passed Another Halloween. By W. M. Hollingsworth 1898-1975 submitted by Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin, 55 ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey (56) Guess that I goofed huh! I guess that I just took it for granted that Marcus Whitman was always a k through 6th grade school. What year did Carmichael, open? We moved to Richland in 1949 I believe, and I went to North Richland school for a awhile, as we were living in West Richland and then when we moved to Richland, I went to Spalding & if I remember right the reason that we had to go to Marcus Whitman instead of to Carmichael, was due to Chief Joseph not being ready to open that fall, I know most of the kids were very upset to have to stay in grade school when we were grown HA HA -Darlene Trethewey 56 [Darlene - 5/10/48 Construction BEGAN on Carmichael - - don't know when it opened for classes ~~ 9/6/51 Chief Jo opened. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) From high atop the Tropicana (18th floor) in Las Vegas. Have been here a week for a Fireworks Industry conference. Would have left for home last night or today, but (except for 1st class) there are no seats to Seattle before Monday PM. Have been "out on the town" with groups of friends enough this week. So I dug out the laptop, dumped my mailbox, and started reading several days of mail and the Sandstorm. It is a favorite and I always leave it for last. Something tripped my memory and I started thinking of nicknamed teachers. "Grasshopper" Carlson, "Tiger" Gentle, "Clipboard" Anderson, and how many others? Some were in innocent fun, some were obvious (I don't recall ever seeing Mr. Anderson the shop teacher without a clipboard) and I am sure some were a matter of affection. Where do these come from and how many were there? -J Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Davis Tinder (61) To Gary Behymer (64): Hi Gary, Perhaps the Don (from the 1958 annual) is Don Smith. Dianne is Dianne Glover. Maybe the Connie is Connie Madras -- all, I believe graduated in 1960. I think Don and Dianne were a pair. -Gloria Davis Tinder (61) ******************************************** >>From: Art Nelson (64) RE: Fashion Yesterday a friend commented that his 12 year old daughter had to write an essay on fashion in the 50s. The problem is, she's having a real problem finding information. Of course, thirty some students have the same assignment so books at the local libraries went fast. The internet didn't yield a lot. I suspect a lack of browsing skills. My immediate thought was of the Sandstorm. I hear from hundreds of people every day that can honestly say " been there done that". If anyone would like to comment on what was hot and what was not, please feel free to drop me a note. She would appreciate the help. -Art Nelson (64) ******************************************** >>From: Ron Sledge (65) RE: Muscle Cars To Joe Ford (63) here were several great cars from the late 50's thru mid 60's classes but the best and fastest I can remember was John Bailey's 63 Dodge, 426 hemi. Not sure I ever saw him beaten at those not so legal drags we used to go to. I believe he still has that car in his garage. Should also mention Gary O'Rourke's (66) '55 Nomad. -Ron Sledge (65) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Upson (65) To Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67): Judy, now don't get me started. I read your note to Scott Houston (63) and can't pass up a song lyrics challenge. Were you a Campfire Girl? I surfed out and found the Zulu chief song in a Campfire Songbook at No credit was given, so perhaps the songwriter chose to remain anonymous. I certainly would have if I were responsible. "I ZICKA ZIMBA" I zicka zimba, zimba, zimba I zicka zimba, zimba, hey I zicka zimba, zimba, zimba I zicka zimba, zimba, hey Hold him down, you Zulu Warrior Hold him down, you Zulu chief Chief chief chief... "Goober Peas" was a Confederate Civil War song. From GOOBER PEAS by A. Pindar Sittin' by the roadside on a summer's day, Chattin' with my messmates, passing time away, Lying in the shadows, underneath the trees -- Goodness, how delicious, eating goober peas! CHORUS: Peas! Peas! Peas! Peas! Eating goober peas! Goodness, how delicious, eating goober peas! When a horseman passes, the soldiers have a rule To cry out at their loudest "Mister, here's your mule!" But still another pleasure enchantinger than these Is wearing out your grinders, eating goober peas! Just before the battle, the General hears a row; He says "The Yanks are coming, I hear their rifles now"! He turns around in wonder, and what do you think he sees? The Georgia Militia, eating goober peas! I think my song had lasted almost long enough! The subject's interesting, but rhymes are mighty rough! I wish this war was over, when free from rags and fleas, We'd kiss our wives and sweethearts and gobble goober peas! Music from the 60s was better. I know. It's only rock and roll, but I like it, I like it... yes I do! -Steve Upson (65) ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66)a It brought back old memories of childhood to read various accounts about Halloween in good old River City. Jeff Curtis (69) mentioned that Father Sweeney never mentioned it, well Rev. Finkbeiner never did either, nor any other Christian back in the '60's but Halloween is really an American commercialization of an ancient Celtic, pre-Christian festival called Samhain. Samhain is actually a time of recognizing the "death" of the harvest, and the beginning of the Celtic new year. The Christian Church found they could not prevent people from honoring that ancient tradition so they took it in and "customized" it and presented us with All Saints Day, Nov. 1st. I visited the sacred places, in England, of Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury last year. Glastonbury is where the first Christian Church was built above ground, also where St. Patrick was buried, and King Arthur and Guiniverre are buried. But it is also an ancient sacred place for the pre-Christian earth religion, often called Pagan, people. It is said to be a portal or entry-way to the underworld. Avebury is another place where I really felt the power of the sacred that really has no Christian underpinnings nor counter explanation. It seemed more significant to me than Stonehenge, which we visited on the Summer Solstice, at midnight. I'm just sharing this because being in a place where those ancient traditions and ceremonies took place puts a much different perspective on the holidays we enjoy and go along with here at home. By the way, we'll be having a Samhain Ceremony at our church, Unity of Beaverton, on Saturday night. Then on Sunday we'll be ready for the Trick or Treaters. My memories still hold the image of one house on Marshall, across from Kerry Love's (God Bless his Soul) where the people used to make us always do a trick before we got a treat. I thought I hated that, but I always went there each year and it's about the only house I remember on the rout I did as a kid. So have a safe and happy Halloween (drive very carefully). Peace, -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** >>From: Jefferson Saunders (69'er) Yes. Pagan Holidays are the best - -Jefferson Saunders (69) ******************************************** >>From: Diana Fowler Bernard (70) To Rod Brewer (65): Rod, Don't think you'll remember me, but my brother was one of Chris's (your brother) best friends, Don "Skeet" Fowler. I haven't seen or talked to Chris for many, many years. We lived at 1010 Thayer. Chris was at our house all the time. He used to take me and my girl friends riding around in your parents' convertible. Maybe you could let me know how he is and how your parents are doing. Thanks, -Diana Fowler Bernard (70) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Mike Davis (74) How come Hanford had the lights turned off on the 'BOMBER' sign on the side of the gymnasium and the lights turned off on the B-17 mural painting in the court yard? Kudos to Sevigny and his football program! -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Vikki Kestell, (70) I just returned from a great week in TriCities after about 15 years away. Thanks so much to Alumni Sandstorm readers who helped me locate old friends like Irene Waldner Russell, Tom and Dyan (Lakey) Lyness, and Martha Resch Blowe. I stopped in to see Steve Carver and Bill Zinn at their respective work places, but both of them were out that day. Too bad, guys! Got my picture taken in front of the Bomber mural. Way cool. TriCites has grown so much that I felt a little overwhelmed at first; however, the weather couldn't have been better, and I quickly adjusted to the new bridges and freeways. Hope I can return next July for the reunion. -Vikki Kestell, Class of 70 ******************************************** >>From: Patty (72) Re: Mona Davis phone number for Dr. Ule (73) I called this afternoon around one p.m. there was another person there. It is a private room. Dr. Ule was either moved or checked out of this room so the number is no longer good for him. The wife of the other patient now occupying this room seemed a bit put out by the disturbing call. I explained who I was & why I called and wished her & her husband a speedy recovery. She warmed a bit but still was a bit edgy. Please do not call this number & disturb her husband or her. Thank you. If any one has a current number to contact Willard please add it in. Or address to send a card to. -Patty (72) ******************************************** >>From: Brenda Belcher Ripplinger (76) With all the talk about our high school name change and the mushroom cloud, I've been thinking about what the RHS mascot might have been before Richland was a nuclear town. Does anyone know? Could the mascot have been Dupus Boomer (sp?), hence making the team the Richland Boomers? Or maybe it was Dust Devils or Sagebrush or something like that. I just cant think of what other attractions there might have been in pre-nuclear Richland besides wind and dirt, but someone must know the answer. Also, I wonder what kind of controversy was stirred up by the change to Richland "Bombers". Or maybe I'm way off track and we've always been the Bombers???? -Brenda Belcher Ripplinger (76) ******************************************** >>From: Gina Rees Christensen (81) In reply to if there is a Bomber Football game this weekend yes there is. We play Davis at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night at Fran Rish Stadium. We have only lost one game so far this year and that was to Walla Walla. Davis is the only team so far to have beat Walla Walla so this should be a very good game. Every one come and show your Bomber spirit. -Gina Rees Christensen (81) ******************************************** >>From: Jamie McDevitt (81) To Linda Lawless LaVigne (82): I've always heard and considered my class the last graduating class from Col High and your class the first graduating class from Richland High... but, no matter what the diplomas say we can all be proud to be Richland Bombers! I seem to remember talk of changing the name to Richland High the entire time I was in high school. One reason I heard for not changing the name was that the school district did not want to suggest that we were the only high school in Richland. Next subject... Does anyone know where Chief Jo teacher Randy Taylor is? -Jamie McDevitt (81) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) To Dan Gire (83) Beware! there's always a few who continue to change the mascot to something more P.C., including a few from within RHS. I hope you will join myself and many (hopefully) others to prevent the complete loss of the cloud. I seem to remember a few years back there was a push to remove the cloud from the football team's helmets. We should all be "proud of the cloud" for what it stands for not just at the school, but also the history it represents to the Richland community. I remind those who may be thinking I'm a nut, that those who forget the past (or gloss over the "yucky" stuff), will be doomed to repeat it. We are all certainly aware that we don't want that to happen. "Proud of the Cloud"-ly Yours -Jenny Smart Page (87) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff in: Dore Taylor (53), Dorothy Stamper (54), Doris Brinkerhoff (57), Larry Houck (59), Kay Lynch (60), Linda Houck (61), Donna Bowers (63), David Rivers (65), Linda Pohlod (67), Anna Durbin (69), Gina Evans (70), Stu Osborn (71), Dave Trent (75), Carla Lehfeldt (83), Ross Rice (87), Ryan Thurston (96), Santino Fontana (2000) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: DT (aka Dore Tyler (53)) RE: Carmichael I was in the first class of 100 9th graders (or anyone else) to attend Carmichael. It was the '49 - '50 school year. Regards, -DT (aka Dore Tyler (53)) ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan (54) RE: Carmichael Opening Date: If I remember correctly, we moved into Carmichael not too long after school started in the Fall of 1949. RE: Richland Hi name change: It made perfect sense to change the name back to Richland Hi. Can anyone tell me why - and when - it was changed to Columbia Hi in the first place? RE: Mascots: Richland Hi was once known as the 'Beavers' and at one time as the 'Broncos'. I don't know which was first. We would think it would not have been changed to the Bombers until after 1945 when 'The Bomb' was dropped. (or maybe earlier if indeed the name was picked up from the donations for the 'Day's Pay' plane.). Anybody know for sure? -Dorothy Stamper McGhan (54) [RHS first class was 1911 -- Beavers... 1938 Changed to Bronks... 1944 changed to BOMBERS... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Doris Brinkerhoff DeFord (57) RE: Anne Hutcherson (56) ~ 1/9/38 - 10/17/99 Last year at Christmas time, I wrote that after many years, my husband and I had located Anne in Gordo, Alabama. She was still in her wheelchair (where she had been since age 6) and had not been out of the house for years, but still had her beautiful smile and sense of humor. She still felt that life was beautiful. She had cancer, and I wrote that she would love to hear from old classmates. Many of you wrote to her and she told us it was the sweetest few months of her life. We just got word that she passed away on the 17th of this month. We are so glad for her to be in a better place where she has the freedom to move and is free of pain. Please pray for her mother, Bessie, who is now 95 years old and has been Anne's sole caregiver for her whole life. We don't expect Bessie to be far behind Anne in her new adventure. We are still in Lithuania on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is a beautiful country, full of wonderful people and we enjoy it thoroughly. We just recently began receiving this Bomber site again. Good to be back. Richland was an awesome place to grow up! -Doris Brinkerhoff DeFord '57 ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) To Larry Mattingly (60): Larry, Been there, done that I do remember the teachers you mentioned and I have made contact with a couple of them since I have been back in Richland, Mr. Anderson (hasn't changed still looks the same) Mr. Welch (the craft shop), Mr. Gentle I have seen around but haven't talked to. I have also spent some time in Las Vegas as I was stationed there in the Air Force at Nellis AFB. Nice to hear from you through the Sandstorm. Check the 1959 Alumni site out in a couple of weeks. -Larry Houck (59) ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen O'Shea (Kay Lynch '60) WHAT!? NO one remembers the 50s song which featured a young lady writing to The King (OK, The Private) when he was in the Army?? Shy yet nubile, eager yet well-mannered, she addresses him by his Army serial number. It'll come to you - I know it will! Just pretend you're that lovely teen-ager, as you sit down at your desk and write: "Dear _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _," No peeking at lyrics websites or sheet music. Deep inside, you KNOW it! -Kathleen O'Shea (aka Kay Lynch, class of 1960) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Houck See (61) To Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) You don't know me, our fathers worked together for many years as Hanford Patrolmen. I am writing to you as your father is probably one of the few who could answer a question posed to me at school this week. (I am one of MANY Bomber Alumni that work at RHS). A substitute teacher asked if it were true that during the war, you know the BIG ONE WWII, if there were guards posted at the entrances of Richland. Being here during part of the war years and then back again in 1946, I have never heard that one. Would you ask your father what he recalls on that. Thank you. I really enjoy your comments on this site and all your contributions. Your father always put on the GREATEST fireworks! Thanks, -Linda Houck See 1961 ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (63) In reference to names for teachers - does anybody remember "Fig Newton"? There was even a song about him - goes like this: You're darn tootin' we like fig Newton, Always for us - J. Newton Morris ---------------------------------- I can't remember the 3rd line. Anybody? I have a very vivid memory of the man due to one incident. He walked with a limp and always seemed very stern. He taught Business Law. He had the reputation for being a disciplinarian. One day after Mike (who was then my boyfriend and now my husband) had picked me up for lunch and we were returning to school, he started to let me out of the car. But 1st he had to have a kiss good-bye. Next thing we knew Mr. Newton was banging on the window. We rolled the window down to see what was wrong and he proceeded to tell us in no uncertain terms that kissing in a car was unacceptable at school. Well, we immediately rolled the car window up and began to drive away. I was talking to Mike because I knew I was about to catch heck in Business Law at 1:00. Heard another banging on the door - there was J. Newton again only really red- faced and puffing. Seems when we rolled the window up, we'd caught his tie and he had all he could do to limp as fast as he could as Mike was driving away. Those who saw the whole incident had a great laugh. Me, I received a lecture about how bad kissing my boyfriend looked in front of the whole school and did I realize that it made me look cheap. And it was just a little peck! How times have changed and aren't we glad Mike didn't peel out of the parking lot that day! I know there has to be some other "Fig" Newton stories out there. I always wanted to know how he got that name. Sincerely, -Donna Bowers Rice (63) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Bombers TO: Brenda Belcher Ripplinger (76) Richland as "Richland" was an AEC company town till 1958 when it was granted it's "freedom" from the "gubment"... I think the first class to graduate from Col-Hi was 46... so I'm pretty sure we've always been the Bombers... A lot of us remember the "atom bomb" being set off in the vacant lot across (north of) from the Uptown when Richland got its charter. Left a great crater to play in after the movies on Saturday afternoons! However, I'm sure someone from the classes in the 40's can give a better account of the school and its name. Naturally, the school has changed a lot since then. During my Jr. or Sr. year, they were actually tearing down the old wooden portions of the school and building the new school around us. I'm sure The book the Beardsley girls' Dad, Paul, has would give some insight if I had it here at work instead of at home right now! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Pohlod Rushing (67) Hello John Wingfield (66), I also got to go to Ireland and England three years ago with my son, Sean. Thank you so much for the Celtic update on Halloween. We where visiting Stonehenge also. But my visit was usual for me but not for normal people. While the rest of the tour was listening to the wonderful history about Stonehenge and feeling its history my son and friend were chasing sheep in a field behind Stonehenge!!!!!! I loved visiting the Druid circles and some of the other wonderful places that where of Celtic background. Thank you so much for being open and informing us of the history of the Halloween. I wish we lived closer and could come to your church. I have been out of church since my oldest son Todd was killed in a car accident 6 years ago. I think my thoughts on the subject are better left unsaid. -Linda Pohlod Rushing, class of 67 ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) What a great bunch of contributors we have. Just wanted to say that this was a really outstanding edition [10/26/99]. Words to songs, discussions of the origin of Halloween, teachers' nicknames that lasted more than a decade, old cars, long lost people being located, homework assistance for twelve year olds, musings about whether Bombers were "Boomers" before the war (doubtful since Dupus Boomer was a Hanford plant creation, I think), and people defending the cloud as it can only be done in Richland. When I went to college, my freshman English TA was from Oakridge, Tennessee and he presented quite a contrast to the Richland attitude. He said there were suicides there after the Bomb was dropped. What a great town we had, and still have, it seems. also: To: Art Nelson (64) As my contribution to fashion in the fifties (I'm actually a little young, thank heavens), as a grade school girl, I wore skirts (to the knee, mostly pleated, cable knit knee socks and saddle shoes, because they were good for your feet and lasted a long time (and were plug ugly). When my mother let me get my first pair of loafers, I was in heaven. We had white keds for gym. I have a felt poodle skirt with a cat with rhinestone eyes that I wore then. I wore my hair in braids and ponytails, and I had cat-eye glasses, a version of which I saw on middle school girls last year. I remember my brothers (seven and fourteen years older) wearing loose pleated pants quite a bit shorter than they wear them now. We could see their white socks. They wore crew cuts mostly, although my oldest brother had longer hair that he slicked down with Bryl Cream (commercial: A little dab'll do ya, instead of that greasy kid stuff). We wore hats to church. My mother wore gloves. We dressed up to go shopping. Jeans were to play and hike in. We had pedal pushers, too. (these were shorter jeans to the middle of the calf I think. My daughters bought some this summer.) Funny how some cycles repeat. I hope this helps your 12 year old. -Anna Durbin 69 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Richard Anderson's response to Anna's submission: Anna, if only you knew what went into this [10/26] outstanding edition! Let's just say it was quite the evening: 1) Maren has a newly upgraded computer, so she was a bit behind. 2) One of our estimable alumni managed to send us a "mailbomb" - inadvertently, but a mailbomb all the same. 3) Another of our alumnae managed to fall victim to one of the computer viruses that is going around; so that showed up in the Alumni Sandstorm mailbox to the consternation of the staff. 4) A grade school picture was submitted; but, in a format we can't read. We still don't know how that happened. 5) Some of the contributors are backsliding, so it takes Maren extra time to match e-mail addresses with full names and class years. 6) One of the e-mail forwarding services that Maren uses [] has decided that she would rather get stuff later than sooner (wrong assumption!). 7) And, of course, the Mouse went off and got drunked up again so its network refuses to work. Explanation: GO Network, home of the All Bomber Alumni Links, is owned by the Disney Corporation. Lots of the Richland webpages make their burrows at GO. And GO won't be back up until....? All in all a GREAT evening. Heh heh heh ..... ugh! Bomber cheers, Richard Anderson, Assistant Editor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [The unfamiliar keyboard added to things. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Gina Davis (70) To: Mike Franco (70) Laurie Raile (70) and I managed to pull off the burning bag of dog stuff on someone's porch one New Year Eve. There were several "older" couples having a party down the street. The front door was open with just a glass storm door. We lit the bag and hid behind the cars parked on the road. It took them a while to get to the door and when they did they just stood there looking at this little fire on the porch. Then one of them came out and stomped on the fire. By that time the bag was burned away. We laughed till we cried and ran home. Our parents suspected we did a lot of little things around the neighborhood but never caught us at it. On Sunday mornings my mom would read to me little blurbs in the paper about "vandals" doing various things the night before. And she would read to me the police reports and names of boys in high school caught drinking beer. Then she would follow it up with "I hope you don't plan on dating any of these 'boys'." -Gina Evans (70) ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) RE: Retraction for the Alumni Sandstorm Maren, For the record, I didn't get it right in my "Tri- City Radio stations" posting. After musing about it, I realized I never worked with Frank Murray at KOTY in 1977. He worked for KONA-AM during that time. "Opinion Line" was produced with an announcer named Frank but it wasn't Murray. Older gray-matter isn't quite as quick as the new stuff... ;-) And in my September 14th posting, of course it was the Richland Lutheran Church, not CUP that was (and still is) on the corner of Stevens and Van Geisen across from the playground where Brad Wear (71) and I grew up. Just wanted to set the record straight. -Stu Osborn (71) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) Haven't read in a few days, but have some follow-up... Being a proud graduate of Col-Hi a few recollections/thoughts: ...the bomb is in the mixing area (not an "R") (Not walking on it was probably the one rule I never violated!). Call it Richland if you will, but it'll always be remembered by me otherwise. The cloud is world famous (literally) and must remain a part of our collective history/future. Those of you who stay in the area are charged with protecting it. (Besides, I always get something with the cloud when I return home, just to wear to work and show off!) I'm reminded of early experience with the "R" in days gone by (not as a participant of course).... Someone had the audacity to scribble something at Pasco one game night. A near perfect R in their lawn (green and gold were always easy to make). On a later evening, some of Pasco's brightest students came to our school and damaged the grass in the courtyard with a P. It didn't take a rocket scientist to fix the problem. Well, we never did give the "dogs" much credit for academics! The original mascot was the Beavers (wouldn't have ever believed it if I didn't read it last time I was home). Wonder what the fight song was like? Anyone remember? -Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** >>From: Carla Lehfeldt (83) Re: Bomber mascot Before the Bombers was the beavers... where that came from I have no idea... if anyone else does I would be glad to hear it. Also I believe they did get the cloud off the helmets of the football team, however, I was at a Bomber football game two weeks ago and was proud to see many lettermen's jackets on current students proudly displaying huge mushroom clouds on the back... it almost made me want one. Go Bombers! On to State! -Carla Lehfeldt (83) ******************************************** >>From: Ross Rice (87) To Jenny Smart Page (87) Are they trying to do away with the Cloud again? Having moved to the other side of "the Mountains," it's sometimes hard to keep up-to-date. I hope not, for a great many reasons. How many other high schools have logos that are recognized outside of the country? (It's recognized in Japan, and probably elsewhere... vets?) And how bad can it be.. it's grinning at you. If you want non-PC, check out the school crest sometime, right across the top. THAT'S a mushroom cloud. I remember when they took the cloud off the football helmets, around '89. I was really disappointed, and am more so now that just a generic 'R' is used. It's so less original. Let me know how to help. Open question to fellow alums... how many others are there like myself that are 2nd generation? Both my mom (Carol Rice, 68) and my aunt (Georgia Bailey, 69) were Bombers. I imagine there were many others. It was kind of strange to have teachers that went to school with your parents... as I'm sure my cousin John Bailey Jr. is finding out! Thanks for the great newsletter. It provides insight to how things were to us 'newer' Bombers. -Ross Rice (87) ******************************************** >>From: Ryan Thurston (96) RE: Before we were Bombers To: Brenda Belcher Ripplinger (76) As far as I was told the old mascot was the Col- High Beavers. Maybe Steve Piippo (70) can confirm or disprove what I heard. Ryan Thurston (96) ******************************************** >>From: Santino Fontana (2000) RE: help/hanford issue Hello fellow Bombers. I am the current ASB (student body) president at RHS and I wanted to reach out to our amazing Alumni network on the internet. We are having some problems with our school district. In case you aren't aware there is talk of equalization in our district which would send 300 Bombers to Hanford and lower our classification to AAA. Unfortunately this is just one example of problems we are being faced with. I have written a letter to the [TriCity Herald] editor (shown below) which should be published within the next week. PLEASE HELP US!!! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Thanks.... (below is letter to editor) Dear Editor, I am the ASB (associated student body) president at Richland High School and a representative of the students who are very concerned regarding our school district recently. On Wednesday, October 20 our school held it's annual Powder Puff football game. Over 1,000 spirited students and parents came to watch the junior girls battle the senior girls in an entertaining football game. To document this memorable night, we hired a professional photographer. However, when we arrived in the stadium we noticed that both our $4,000 "Bombers" sign, which illuminates the side of the gym, and our $21,000 Day's Pay mural were not lit. Not only were we upset that we couldn't use these community landmarks in our pictures, but we were concerned since the lights were installed for protection. We'd like to know who turned off the lights and why. We don't know how many nights the lights were off, but we know that while they were off, it was an open invitation to vandalism and this concerns us. Rumor has it that Hanford High wanted the lights off for their Homecoming game, which wasn't until October 22. However, we cannot confirm the rumor since we have had no communication with our superintendent, Dr. Semler, or the school board. We were never contacted or spoken to about turning off the lights and endangering our campus. It would seem the safety needs of one campus would supersede the wants of the other. Furthermore, to the best of our knowledge, the boundary change decision will be decided within the next two months. We don't know for sure because we have not been contacted. There are threats to take 300 Richland High students and transfer them to Hanford High which would lower our classification from AAAA to AAA. The south end of town is very passionate about preventing this. We feel we are not being informed, and our voices are not being heard. With such an important decision coming up, the 5 student-elected ASB officers from the largest high school in the district have not met with Dr. Semler to discuss this issue. We are asking for support from all Bomber alumni, parents, students, and the community. Since we are not being heard, maybe you will. Please call the school board and ask them why Richland High's campus is being endangered, why we aren't involved in the equalization issue, and why we are being ignored. It's time that the south Richland voice is heard, and we need your help. We need to know what's going on in our school district and what lies ahead for our students next year and for the years to come. Sincerely, -Santino Fontana ASB President, Richland High School *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff in: Jane Rollison (52), Chuck Holtz (55), Grover Shegrud (56), Max Case (57), Lola Heidlebaugh (60), Carol Wiley (63), Dennis McGrath (63), Linda Pohlod (67), Anna Durbin (69), Phil Jones (69), Dawn Backer (81), Carla Lehfeldt (83), Charity Palmer (89), Molly Pritchett (89) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jane Rollison Hightower (52) To: Linda Houck See (61) RE: "Guards posted at the entrances to Richland?" There were no guards at the entrances to Richland during WWII. How could there be? Richland was not fenced off. Maybe your friend was thinking of the town of Hanford, which was inside the restricted areas. To get anywhere from Hanford, even to Richland, we had to stop at the guard station which blocked the road and be checked out. Every person who lived in Hanford, whether in the trailer camp or the barracks, and every person who worked inside the areas had to be accounted for. -Jane Rollison Hightower (52) ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz (55) RE: Porch fires at Halloween To Mike Franco (70) About your porch fires from a sack with dog stuff; been there, done that! I remember joining friends, when I was twelve or thirteen, to pull the same prank, only we used fresh cow stuff. Another good one we did was to take two full garbage cans, tie them together with a rope long enough to string across the highway, and low enough to be hard to see, but high enough to catch on car bumpers, and then place the cans on each side of the highway with the rope pulled tight. Cars would come ripping down the highway, hit the rope and spread garbage all over with all the accompanying banging sounds of dragging the cans down the road. I sometimes wonder how we managed to stay out of jail in those younger years. I'd brain my kids if they pulled the stunts I did! -Chuck Holtz (55) ******************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud (56) RE: Beavers Could the mascot been selected because of the large beaver population that was just east of the "Rose Bowl"?? Close to the indian burial grounds. -Grover Shegrud (56) ******************************************** >>From: Max Case (57) To: Doris Brinkerhoff (57) Hi Doris, Thank you for the news of Anne's death and liberation from pain and suffering, We too will hold her mother Bessie in God's Light till they are reunited again. Pray for your ministry and well being in Lithuania.... I truly believe what a writer said recently "The greatest joy is to see, hear, understand and touch someone's life, and the greatest gift is to be seen, heard and understood and touched by someone else's life." May you know both gifts in your travels and ministry. God be with you, -Max Case (57)(Indianapolis, IN) ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen (60) RE: Hi from Heidlebaugh's Hi there - This is the first time I've tried sending anything to the Alumni Sandstorm - but have enjoyed reading it for over a year. Thanks Maren and Gary - small words for so much appreciation for such a great job! I spent the past weekend with Jim Heidlebaugh (65) and took him a huge stack of printed Alumni Sandstorms. He doesn't have e-mail - but if anyone wants to get in touch with him, e-mail me and I'll let him know. >From Jim - "Muscles folks called him 'Sonny'" Also - David Rivers (65) and Terry Davis (65) traded a limb of bing cherries from Myers tree - for some quality time with Gaston and Josephine, Sonny's monkeys. - (He said you'd know what he was talking about.) Alpha-M, Alaska Jim. Thanks again Maren -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen (1960) Hello Greatest Class: 1960!!!!!!!!!!!!! ******************************************** >>From: Carol Wiley Wooley (63) I loved Donna Bowers Rice's (63) story about that nasty old Mr. Morris! I had the "charmer" for business machines. He really was cranky and boring and had made the big mistake of letting us work at our own speed. So, being the bored one I whipped through at lightening speed and then sat back and was really bored. He always stressed not to put your hands on the sides of the big calculators.... well as fate would have it, I did the unforgivable and when the carriage came back my thumb got caught in the machine! I screamed and he looked up from across the room and asked what was wrong. With tears running, and the machine about to rip my thumb off, I told him. He very calmly said; "I'll be there when I finish here". At that point I began to swear and Fred Morse (63) got up and pulled the carriage back so I could get my thumb out. Finally Mr. Morris limped over to me and chewed me out loudly. I lost all composure and really yelled a lot of nasty stuff back. At that point he decided to send me to MR. LYDA! Little did Mr. Morris know I was Mr. Lyda's favorite babysitter for his kids and I sang in the church choir with his wife!..... Lyda was very concerned about my injury and of course was surprised about Mr. Morris's allegations about my vocabulary! He couldn't imagine and didn't believe it... God, rest the cranky old Mr. Morris, wherever he may be........ -Carol Wiley Wooley (63) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis McGrath (63) Re: Muscle Cars After being away from the Richland area for thirty nine years we have decided to move back. Hope to complete this move by November 15th. There will be a new muscle car in town, a 1964 Impala ss 409. This particular one is the "four speed, dual quad, positraction, 409", to paraphrase the beach boy record that immortalized these cars. Hope to talk with other muscle car enthusiasts when we get there. -Dennis McGrath (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Pohlod Rushing (67) Dear Sandstorm, My brother got me a Bomber sticker and I of course proudly put it on the back of my car. But I have since sold that car and had to take off the sticker. My question is where can I get another sticker and Bomber stuff of my own. I have met several Bomber Alumni because of that sticker. I've been asked in SouthCenter parking lots where I got the sticker and what it means! Because of my personality, I tell them "It's a warning." I still have no idea what that means to me. I used to live next to Marc Franco (66). So how is your sister, Barbara? I did see her years ago in Renton at the orthodontist office. I went to Jefferson, and Marcus Whitman. I think it was 4th grade that I had this teacher who always drank coffee and was Never in the room for any length of time. Can't remember her name. Awful teacher!!! Does anyone remember Mrs. Roy the PE teacher at Col Hi? She also taught swimming in the summer at the pool. I remember freezing to death in that pool!!! -Linda Pohlod Rushing, Class of '67 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Linda - Nancy Roy was the Girls P.E. teacher at Carmichael when I was there. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) Dear Santino: It's great to hear from the current people at RHS. Not sure us distant types can help much. Who's on the school board? Maybe we know them. They are trying to equalize the two high schools where my kids go to school now, but the kids and parents resist the superintendent here. We have Lower Merion High School and Harriton High School in Lower Merion Township. I almost felt I was home again a few years back when Kobe Bryant played basketball for Lower Merion and we won the state championships. Anyway, good luck staying AAAA. I'm sure my classmates in positions of power won't let equalization happen. Think of the schools you would play. Right, Ben Jacobs? Best of luck. -Anna Durbin '69 ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) Maren, Thanks to you, Richard Anderson and all of you who give your time to keep this great Alumni Sandstorm up and running. My non-Bomber friends are amazed. From what I can piece together from the contributions, the history of names and mascots for RHS (and the middle schools) go something like this: 1911 - First "Richland High" class - Richland Beavers 1938 - mascot changed - the Richland Broncs (Broncos?) 1944 - mascot changed - the Richland Bombers 1946 - school name changed - the Col-High Bombers 1948 - Carmichael construction begins 1951 - Chief Jo opened 1958 - Richland becomes a city and the houses sold 1982 - school name changed back - the Richland Bombers That seems like the latest. (I seem to have inexplicably been struck with an urge to make lists lately. The quarterback list and now this. Odd sense of order) Thanks, -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Dawn Backer Gerken (81) Re: Hanford/Richland Boundaries To: Santino Fontana 2000 I am a Bomber and a parent of two Hanford Middle School students. From what I understand changing the boundaries for Richland and Hanford High schools will classify both schools to AAAA not AAA. Hanford High School students and parents do not want to lower Richland High Schools classification. They want to raise Hanford's to AAAA so both schools have the same opportunities. At this time the average travel time for Hanford's out of town games is 2 - 3 hours versus 1/2 - 1 hour for Richland. There are many school nights when the athletes do not get home until after 12:00 at night. They try to do their homework on the bus, but that is very difficult. You also need to go to the school board meetings so you can talk to Dr. Semler and the board. I believe that is what the parents of Hanford students are doing. The school board meetings are open to everyone. I am very proud to be a Bomber and a Hanford parent. -Dawn Backer Gerken (81) ******************************************** >>From: Carla Lehfeldt (83) RE: boundary changes Boy that is the first I've heard about that! Some of you may know but not all of you that our school board president John Steach (82) is a Bomber alum as well as his wife Heather (83). So John dear buddy who I grew up with if you are reading this please reply and explain! By the way Santino I really enjoyed seeing you in RHS's stage production of Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum and Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat. If any of you have not had a chance to catch some of the high school productions in the last couple of years you should because they are doing some fantastic work. Are you in anything coming up? Bombers stay in the Big 9 -Carla Lehfeldt (83) ******************************************** >>From: Charity Palmer Buchert (89) RE: The Beavers I remember when I was a senior at Richland (89) there was a threat to take away the mushroom cloud and call us the Beavers. Not that Beavers are bad -- but how threatening is a Beaver to the Lions or the Braves. I even remember them sending out votes on Atomic names that were less offensive. I am very proud of the MUSHROOM CLOUD and the BOMB and in my opinion the Mushroom Cloud is a unique and symbolic symbol of the town of Richland. The town would not even exist without Hanford and the N Reactor. As for taking students from Richland High to go to Hanford High, my goodness. I can understand the district for wanting the change. This would allow Hanford High to take a "step up" and increase the incoming dollars to the school which I am all for. But the school board really needs to take a good look at the situation and listen to the voices of the students. If I lived on the border I know I wouldn't want to go to Hanford High (purple just isn't my color, I prefer green). Anyway, fight a good fight!!!!! -Charity Palmer Buchert - 89 ******************************************** >>From: Molly Pritchett (89) To: Ross Rice (87) I am also a second generation Bomber. My mother, Sue "Garrison" Pritchett (58), and her 3 sisters are all Bombers. And my dad, Bob Pritchett was a Bomber teacher and coach. It was great being a Bomber with that background because some of my teachers had my dad for a teacher. This just goes to show that sometimes it's a small world in Bomberville. -Molly Pritchett (89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 announcement today. Dick Harris (49), Al Hester (50), Ann Pearson (50), Joe Ford (63), Anita Kolb (64), Jean Armstrong (64), Daniel Laybourn (70), Steve Piippo (70), Brad Wear (71), Kathy Wheat (79), John Steach (82), Kim Ross (88) Santino Fontana (2000) ******************************************** ******************************************** R2K ANNOUNCEMENT: The minutes for the committee meetings are now on the R2K website at: ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49) To Phil Jones (69) Re: Names for Richland High School (Col Hi) mascots I suspect Dick McCoy (45/46) and others from the Club 40 group will tell you that when they came to Richland during the early days of WW II, the Richland High School mascot was the Beavers! I am almost positive that they were the Beavers just before changing to the Bombers following the "Days Pay" incident. -Dick Harris '49 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dick -- there's a picture of the '1940 Bronks' on the web at: -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Al Hester (50) RE: guards on the road going to Richland during WWII: I remember our car sometimes being stopped and IDs checked sometimes driving into Richland in 1944 when we moved there. As Jane Rollison (52) says, there was no fence to keep people out of Richland. Road approaches, however, were fairly limited then. She is also right about access to Hanford. I know that I was only able to visit Hanford once, and that security was VERY strict. By the way, Jane, I seem to remember that you went on a Central United Protestant youth group trip to the Wallowa Mtns in Oregon once. I think I was on the same trip. Does that ring a bell? Regarding A-plant security, many Richlanders went to work on the Hydrogen Bomb at the Aiken, SC plant. They were mostly DuPont employees who followed DuPont there when it ceased to run the Hanford plant and took on the H-bomb operation. The fathers of two of my friends, Jeanice Midgett and Fay Jennings did that. Even today, if you drive through the H-bomb plant area on a South Carolina state highway which runs north-south through it, you must stop when you enter. You must not get off the road at all, and if you don't show up at the leaving check point in a certain time, they come after you. Several times I have seen steam rising from creeks in the area, where heated water from the plant is released. -Al Hester (50) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) To: Dick Roberts '49 There is a conspiracy between the GO homepage "upgrade" people and my email Address Book. they have both disappeared!! I have had an email ready to send to you in reply to the picture of the 7 handsome gents you sent - but alas, your email address is in cyberspace. I may have to resort to the post office!! I know it is alcoa, but .... Help. -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Ford (63) Maren and other Richlanders; Regarding Dennis McGrath (63) and his 409; A 409 Chevy, with those bathtub four barrel carbs! Where did you find it? How long have you had it? I was always partial to the small-block Chevy V8s, mostly because they were so ubiquitous and perhaps because my brother had a '55 with a bored out 283. But that's not taking anything from a well-kept legend, and as you say, "four-speed, dual-quad, positraction 409" is a legend. Wonderful to think about you, Dennis, having a 60's muscle car. If you think you're sensing my envy, you're right! Warmest regards to all. -Joe Ford (63) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Kolb Alflen (64)> To Linda Pohlod Rushing (67) Linda, Yes I remember Mrs. Roy... I had her for P.E. In ninth grade and I worked for her my junior and senior year cleaning her house... She paid me $24.00 per month to clean her house from top to bottom, do all of her wash, all of her ironing, and whatever else she needed... I worked every saturday from 8 am to 5 pm ... I must have been nuts.. -Anita Kolb Alflen, Class Of 1964 ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) -A- -B- -C- It's a Boy! Koby James Tredgar Thomasson Born Thursday, October 28th @ 11:32 A.M., 20 inches long, 6# 3.7 oz. Mother and son doing well after 14 1/2 hours of labor... Granma tired... Got up at 4:00 A.M. Wednesday, it is now 5:30 P.M. Thursday.. Too tired to do the math... But that is way too long for an old lady... Hope to go to bed early tonight.... -Grandma Jean ~ aka Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn (70) RE: new location for Class of 70 web site Well, folks, I've finally had it with the GO network. I've moved the Col-Hi Class of 70 web site to Please adjust your Bookmarks to reflect this move. It should load faster now, as well, and tho the cost is not free, at least my server doesn't take a week off... [Maren or Richard-can you adjust the links to reflect this move? Thanx.] The site is updated usually once or twice a week. -daniel laybourn (70) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Phil Jones (69): I think this "urge to make lists lately: is a result of NOT being married. You are subconsciously filling the role of a wife who would make lists for you on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly schedule. Your lists are informative. Thanks! -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) I find it interesting reading about Richland being a 4A school now. The Plano schools where both of my boys go are 5A schools and are more like colleges than high schools. The structure in Plano is elementary k-5, middle-6-8, high school 9-10, then senior high 11-12. The "big school" Plano Sr. High had 1,800 students graduate last year. That was the total school enrollment for 10-12 in 1971. (3-A) Plano West was added this year so the graduating classes will be around 1,600 NEXT YEAR. It's pretty amazing that graduating classes are as big or bigger than what our entire high school enrollment was. One nice thing is the "gene pool" for sports is pretty deep to select from. Just think where Col Hi would have been like with that talent pool to draw from. -Brad Wear 71. ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) I remember in 1979 when the R on top of the old gym was taken down and replaced with a C, standing for Columbia High School. Our great Pasco friends, whom we managed to build a good friendship with, loaned us their P, someone put the extra "leg" on to make it an R and within days replaced the C on the gym. I think we made our statement! Do any of you late 70's grads remember that? It's great there are many of us who will always remember our high school years at "R"HS! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: John Steach (82) RE: Rumored Boundary Changes As a Bomber Alumni (the last class of Columbia High School, 82) and current President of the Richland School Board, I was extremely surprised when my wife, Heather Reiland Steach (the first class of Richland High School, 83) showed to me all of the E- mail traffic on the subject of possible boundary changes for the Richland high schools. After reading Sanino's editorial I feel compelled to respond to several of his points and quell any rumors before they get out of hand. Last spring the school board started a study on the equity within the district with Hanford having a 3-A status and Richland a 4-A status. This issue deals with a lot more that just athletic placement. In April and May there were several public input meeting as well as meetings with student representatives from both schools. All of this was done to set a framework plan for this year's study and identify parameters that would bound any decisions that the board would make. A summary of the outcome of these meetings was that there is not a desire among the board to reduce the enrollment at Richland High School or in any way effect the 4-A status of the school. Presently, if we were to change the boundaries and move 300 students to Hanford, we would need at least 12 portable class rooms brought onto the campus at a cost of ~$40,000 each. Neither the board nor the administration feel that this would be in the best interest of educating students. Some of the options being evaluated this year are: 1) possibilities of combined 3-A/4-A leagues that would play locally during the regular season and divide by classification for district/regional/state play, 2) options for Hanford opting up to 4-A after the 2000-2001 school year, 3) capping RHS at its present enrollment (currently at building capacity as there are portable class rooms in use at RHS) and funneling new growth to Hanford to support a 4-A classification. The discussions on this topic will occur throughout the year as many of the options are tied to some much bigger (and more expensive) issues. Over the next six months, the board will also be setting a plan for renovation of many of our aging buildings. Near the top of this list is the Hanford complex. Prior to setting the schedule, we will be making a decision on whether to renovate Hanford Middle School at its present location or if we should build a replacement school in a different location (such as West Richland). After this decision, we will then look at how to approach Hanford High School renovation. Discussions will deal with how to handle future growth in the district and whether to use this growth to balance the two high schools over time or expand RHS and leave the school boundaries alone. John Steach President, Richland School Board p.s. Santino, I checked into the lights issue and found that the lights were indeed turned off on Thursday and turned back on Saturday. RHS staff were aware of this decision in advance. The only reason that the lights were turned off to the mural was that they are on the same circuit that feeds to BOMBERS sign on the gym overlooking Fran Rish stadium and Hanford's homecoming game. I am sure that the lights were on Wednesday evening at 6:15 when I pointed out the mural to my two kids on our way into the gym. Please feel free to call me in the future if you have any other concerns. -John Steach (82) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Ross Nelson (88) RE: The Mushroom Cloud For those of you who might be interested, I thought I would add some insight into the mushroom cloud "removal" around 1987-1988 some of you have been mentioning. I graduated in 1988 and during my senior year was on the ASB Executive Council (a 12-person body of student leaders designated to be in charge of different areas of ASB business). One of my duties as Public Relations Chairman was to attend the Richland School District Board Meetings once a month. At this meeting, a representative from each of the two high schools (Richland and Hanford) was asked to inform the school board about what was going on in their school at that time (i.e. activities, student concerns, etc.) I was also working part-time at Battelle during this time and one of my co-workers happened to be Scott Butner, a member of the school board at that time. When I told him that I would be coming to these meetings, he expressed his opinion that it would be more interesting to the board members if these high school representatives talked more about important issues and concerns rather than just give a "school dance" and "pep rally" schedule. I could understand his point of view and made an effort as I attended these meetings to make what I had to say more relevant to the school board members. In the year or two before this, Coach Covington had retired and Coach Lonnie Pierson had been hired as the new the football coach at RHS while Mr. Scott Woodward was the baseball coach. Both of these gentlemen (whom I have the utmost respect and admiration for) had made mention, if nothing else, of their wanting to steer away from using the mushroom cloud so much (on team uniforms, on the left field wall of the baseball field, etc.) and because of this there were students who were starting to become concerned that we were going to completely lose the mushroom cloud eventually. At one student council meeting, this concern came up and it was decided that we should check into what exactly was being done and what could be done, if anything, to keep the mushroom cloud "alive." After some research (by someone on the student council) it was discovered that the official logo for RHS was merely the RHS crest that hung in the principal's office and that the mushroom cloud was nothing more than an idea of some students' in the 70's that had become popular enough to be used around the school. At about this time, I was scheduled to go to the school board meeting to report about the general happenings at RHS and I mentioned to the board that the students were concerned about this and that we were planning on actually having a vote to decide on the official emblem or logo for RHS. The student council had wanted to establish this "official" logo so that Coach Pierson, Coach Woodward, and any others who may come along in the future, wouldn't be able to replace the mushroom cloud with any other symbol (they could actually still leave it off the uniforms, etc. but it couldn't be replaced with anything else; at least that was my understanding). We had decided, as a student council, that the voting needed to be as impartial and fair as possible so we were planning on having a period of "open suggestions" where any new logo ideas could be turned in and then holding a school-wide vote to decide on the official logo. And this casual mention at the school board meeting (with a Tri-City Herald reporter there who was looking for a story), was the beginning of the biggest fiasco you could ever imagine!! By the way this reporter told the story, it was thought (by everyone in the Tri-Cities I think) that I was actually heading up a committee of students that wanted to remove the mushroom cloud from everywhere. Everyone thought that I felt the mushroom cloud was a horrible, offensive symbol of death and destruction that shouldn't be associated with anything at the school. Talk about a 17-year old's quickest lesson on the "virtues" of the press. Never again have I been able to completely trust what I read or hear! No wonder all of the politicians and movie stars complain about half-truths and mis-shapen facts! But anyway... to make this very long story a little shorter, after what seemed like months of national press coverage, school-wide debates (as I recall there were only a few teachers who would even come out and speak against the mushroom cloud - no students), "Save the Cloud" signs all over, etc. the vote actually occurred and the mushroom cloud was voted in as the official logo. That was in the spring of 1988. If any of you have stayed with me through this horribly long story and have any questions that I might be able to answer, I would be happy to offer up any more information that I might have. I believe that everything I have written here is accurate but I apologize to anyone I might have offended if I have misrepresented any of the facts. I would be happy to hear from any others concerning these events. It's all a part of our history - and great stuff to learn from. -Kim Ross Nelson (88) ******************************************** >>From: Santino Fontana (2000) Hanford is proposing to raise their qualification to AAAA by taking 300 bombers. The problem is that there is a small population bubble for the next few years that would allow that to happen. However, in 3 or 4 years, that "bubble" will disappear and we won't have extra students in the district like we do now. Since there will be less students, that will force us to both go to AAA which would mean we'd all be doing our homework on the bus till midnight. Plus, last year we won two state championships: Girls soccer, and Baseball. The odds of us having a chance at those titles without 300 important students are bad. We've been competing above our classification as it is. We've been in AAAA when we're really only AAA and still managed to succeed. Thanks for the interest, please speak out. Also, I am not in any upcoming shows, because there's none out there. I don't know if I'll be able to be in the school musical either for several reasons. Thanks -Santino Fontana (2000) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/99 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Lion today. Bob Trethewey (58-KHS), Kay Lynch (60), Emajean Stone (63), Robert Shipp (64), Phil Jones (69), Patty Stordahl (72), Stephen Schraedel (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Bob Trethewey (58-KHS) Date: Fri Oct 29 01:02:15 1999 CLASS OF 1958 I enjoyed the web page very much. I went to John Ball, Spalding, Marcus Whitman and Carmichael Jr. High and my soph at Col Hi. Thanks for this opportunity. -Bob Trethewey (58-KHS) ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen O'Shea (Kay Lynch '60) I ran into that nice Mr. Presley at the local King Soopers, last night. (He seems to prefer that store because it has the most tabloids.) He is the most *polite* man! He said I should cancel the lyrics challenge regarding a song which included his Army serial number. "Heck," he said, "if I didn't still wear my dog tags, I wouldn't remember either!" Besides which, he added, another singer got all the applause for that song. Now, if we forgot the lyrics to "Jailhouse Rock" that would be another matter altogether! So you're off the hook and the song, "Dear _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _," can fade away into oblivion, as far as Elvis is concerned. I'll go along with that. -Kathleen and The King. (aka Kay Lynch, class of '60) ******************************************** >>From: Emajean Stone (63) RE: MUSHROOM CLOUD In response to Kim Ross Nelson's (88) entry regarding the mushroom cloud being started in the 70's. The class of 1963 had the mushroom cloud on our class rings, so obviously this cloud business started much earlier. -Emajean Stone (63) ******************************************** >>From: Robert Shipp (64) RE: The Cloud I've been reading lately that the mushroom cloud logo was adopted sometime in the 70's. While it may not have been the "official" RHS symbol, it was around long before that. My 1964 class ring has a mushroom cloud on it and, if I remember correctly, so did our band uniforms (bought in 1962). -Robert Shipp ('64) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Steve Pippo (70): Having the choice between the two, I'll continue to make lists, thanks. -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Patty Stordahl (72) Kathy Wheat (79), are you Wendy Wheat's sister? If so where is she & what is she up to? Congrats on line to Mike (grandpa) Artz (71). He finally graduated to the mid life crisis club. I celebrated my mid life crisis by dumping my Mom mobile the van, & buying a 1997 BMW Roadster Z-3. Any beamers out there? -Patty Stordahl (72) ******************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) In connection with one of Kathy Wheat's (79) emails, where she referred to one of "Our great Pasco friends," I remember an eventful Pasco/Richland basketball game myself. There must have been threats prior to the game to tip off the law. There were about 5 or so extra police officers standing around the gym. I don't remember exactly when, but early in the game, a Pasco woman, turned around and busted a Richland man in the eye with her fist. As the commotion began to increase, I confess, I grabbed my belongings and made sure I knew where the nearest door was. We didn't need to leave as it turned out, but one could sure feel the tension in the air throughout the night, and it was an exciting game...This must have been my sophomore year. Who won the game? I don't remember. I think Richland won. We always won, didn't we? -Stephen Schraedel (70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/99 ~ HAPPY HALLOWEEN "FALL BACK" = TURN CLOCKS BACK at 2AM TODAY!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff in: Frank Osgard, Sandra Atwater (51), Marilyn DeVine (52), Tom Hughes (56), Betty McElhaney (57), Jay Siegel (61), Marilyn Stewart (62), Paula Beardsley (62), Dave Hanthorn (63), Jim House (63), Kathie Roe (64), David Rivers (65), Jacqueline Tallant (69), Petty Hartnett (72), Janis Cook (82), Lean Powers (88) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard The mention by Emajean Stone (63), that the “Gold Medal Class of 63” had a mushroom cloud, has awakened some previously sleeping brain cells. I bought a class ring my sophomore year. I think it cost $35.00. I earned the money pulling nails out of 2x4’s from the Dorms at 85 cents an hour for Mr. Petty. I recall that his progeny Carl, drove a gold Studebaker with glass bullets (actually they were globes from street lights) over the headlights. It wasn't very cool, but Freud would have had a ball with it. We called him (Carl) “Space Rat”. I was proud as hell of that ring. I couldn't wait to see it swinging on a chain about eight inches from the solar plexus of some Pep Club Honey. That was the dream. Losing it was reality. It was a lethal combination of Jade East, a fuzzy sweater and a Fleetwoods song at Hi Spot. All of these metastasized into a near terminal, you notice I said "near terminal", state of teenage passion. After Ken Olson ran everyone out of the Rec-Hall, I made the requisite laps of Zips, A&W, Curley’s Union 76 in the Old Man’s DeSoto station wagon, so everyone could see who was squeezed up next to me. I had arrived. We parked under a sycamore tree in front of some Ranch House. Her little sister peaking out between the curtains, and her Dad flicking the porch light on and off. I gave her my hard earned class ring with mushroom cloud, and a green stripe. By Monday, the wheels had come off of the romance. It may have been the fact that I called about nine times on Sunday, or she may have rethought the potential of someone wearing those tan Levi 13’s, showing about 4 inches of white socks, with low cut black tennis shoes. I personally thought the look was pretty uptown, especially when you threw in the short sleeved white shirt and inch wide tie. There was substantial practicality in that style, you could go straight to work at Stones or Albertsons without changing, or you could go from work to Hi-Spot the same way. Pretty dang functional. I never asked for the ring back, assuming she would change her mind. Looking back, I'm reminded of an old Peter Paul & Mary song. The chorus rang, “I wonder if she, ever got over me, what's her name” Anyone have a clue where my ring is? -Frank ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) RE: Shoes Does anyone remember that shoes, as of this day in 1945, were no longer rationed? -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** >>From: "Em" Marilyn DeVine Dow (52) To Doris Brinkerhoff (57) Thank you for letting us know about Anne. I first met her and her parents when we all lived in Sunnyside, waiting for the Richland housing to be finished. Such a beautiful and sweet child - an angelic face framed by hair like spun gold! After we moved to Richland, we frequently saw Anne and her mother "wheeling" around the neighborhood and sometimes they stopped by our house to visit. I am amazed to hear Bessie is still living! Bless both their hearts!! Best regards, -"Em" Marilyn DeVine Dow ('52) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) RE: Getting into Richland When we first moved to Richland there was a gate down by the Yakima River bridge near where the old Civil Air Patrol building was in later years. The CAP building was a Patrol building supporting that gate. You did need to stop and ID yourself before going on into town. If you were not registered you had to down to the Patrol headquarters located in a building North of the Village Theater on GW Way to get clearance. This building was directly across the street from the Post Office. I don't remember if there was an equivalent gate at the West Richland approach but I assume that there was. -Tom Hughes, Class of 56 ******************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) Reading about Mr. Morris really brought back memories about the Machine Calculation class he taught. I also had him and was also sent to Mr. Haag. He didn't know I worked for Mr. Haag for two years during one of my study hall periods.. Mr. Haag would have me sit down for about 20 min. and then send me back to class. My brother also had a run in with him but he can tell you the story. A few of my favorite teachers were Miss Reddekopp for shorthand and Mr. Reid for U.S. History and Government. Does anyone remember them? About the mushroom cloud on class rings... mine has the cloud on it and I graduated in '57 and my husband [Jon Hudspeth] thinks it is on his class of '52 ring, have to find it to check it out. Thanks again to everyone for the memories.. -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth '57 ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) RE: Mushroom Cloud? Keep going back, my class ring has the mushroom cloud on it and the 1960 Annual has it on the cover, so we're back to the late 50's now. Any earlier? -Jay Siegel - (61) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Stewart Stephenson (62) Replying to the mushroom cloud debate that it started in the 70's. I think not, I graduated in 1962 and my class ring has the mushroom cloud with a great big R in the middle. Also saw a great bumper sticker on the back of a white station wagon yesterday. It read: "IF IT WEREN'T FOR PEARL HARBOR, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO HIROSHIMA" -Marilyn Stewart Stephenson, Bomber class of 1962 ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) To Dennis McGrath (63): I hope we see your "Muscle car" at Cool Desert Nights next year. You'll be hearing about in in the months to come so plan to be hanging around Uptown in June to show your stuff. To Santino Fontana (2000): Teen - You are awesome!! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. To my fellow Bomber Alums: This guy is a special kid. Besides being extremely talented, he really cares about the school and the student body. For a student to stand up and be counted takes a lot of moxee and he should get the support of all of us who have long enjoyed the traditions he is fighting for. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (Dan's Mom) '62 ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) To Kim Ross Nelson (88), In your long entry the other day you mentioned that you thought the mushroom cloud motif got started in the 70's. A quick glance at my 1963 senior year Columbian year book showed me that I hadn't completely lost my mind, for there on page 61 was a nice sketch of the school emblem, and it contains an unmistakable ATOMIC BOMB mushroom cloud along with the words "COL HI" and "RICHLAND". That is our heritage, and most of us are very proud of that heritage. I am always saddened whenever I hear about some ditzy bunch of dogooders trying to change history because it doesn't fit their neat little ideas of what is right and wrong. Its OUR school, and OUR town, and OUR history, and the "Johnny-come-latelies" can just keep their **** hands off of it!! -Dave Hanthorn (63) (PROUD to be a BOMBER) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) RE "GENE POOL" I offer the following response to Brad Wear's (71) speculation of where Col-Hi would be with a talent pool of 1,600 seniors like Plano High School. Having read the Sandstorm for the past year, I submit the Bomber "gene pool" has been superb, always was, always will be. I believe they have been State Champions in every sport since I left. If it ever becomes fashionable to publish Bomber academic achievement like we praise our athletic accomplishments, I am certain RHS will rank second to none. My neighborhood high school (also in Texas with 1,500+ seniors) is currently undefeated in football. The school parking lot is full of new Mercedes, BMWs and Corvettes. We also have four teenage girls in Harris County jail, missing school while awaiting trial since August, for six (gun in your face) armed robberies of local businesses. Regardless of the class size, nothing could match the "gene pool" of RHS (61-65) that I had the privilege of knowing. -Jim House (63) ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) RE: R2K The R2K Committee is looking for talented Bombers for the entertainment portion of the June 23 Reunion weekend. One person we've had requests for is singer & guitar player Beth Pederson ('61 or '62); if anyone knows how we can contact her, please let me know. Thanks, -Kathie Roe Truax (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Charlie Tuna (10/31/99) Hey kids! What day is it? Halloween? Nooooooo! Nevada Day? Noooo! Then what? It's Charlie Tuna's Birthday! Happy Birthday Bob Mattson (64)! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Janis Cook Tames (68) RE: Mrs. Roy... I went to Chief Joe, and so I never had Mrs. Roy for P.E., but did see her just a few weeks ago. She had a yard sale at her house, and me and my daughter happened upon it. She still looks the same, "blonde" hair in a ponytail, with athletic clothes on. She had some good "stuff" too. We were scouting for college apartment goodies. Just thought you might like to know. -Janis Cook Tames (68) ******************************************** >>From: Jacqueline Tallant Rohlf (69) RE: BEAMERS To Patty Stordahl (72) Good choice Patty! I absolutely LOVE my Beamer!! I have NEVER owned such a trouble free car & talk about being one with the road! As the ad says, a BMW truly is "The Ultimate Driving Machine". I'm sure I'll cry when I sell it one day (will have to make sure it goes to a good home of course!), but there will be a replacement BMW for certain! However, if I got a z- series I'd no doubt run out of road here in Hawaii ¤¿¤ Aloha! -Jacqueline Tallant Rohlf (69) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett (72) Re: Halloween and sportscars It has been great thinking about Halloween as a kid in Richland, my mom and older sister Mike (61) used to do a fantastic job on dressing Kathy (69) and me. Though it didn't always seem like a plus to go to Christ the King, having a day off school on Nov. 1st ranked pretty high, I think it may have been the only day the public school kids in the neighborhood envied us. Down here [Bisbee, AZ] on the border the holiday is wonderful. There is no missing the blending of pre and post Christian elements, where else or when do you see entire families having picnics in the cemetery? Graves are covered in blankets of marigolds and mums and all the roadside shrines get extra care and attention. It is celebrated beautifully down here. Here at the hotel we get visited by all kinds of characters, sometimes the dining room is quite a scene. It is impossible to get a hotel room if you wait too long because Bisbee may be the one town where Halloween is the favorite and best celebrated holiday, you should all come visit sometime. As to Patty Stordahl's (72) question about BMW's, back in 1979 I fell in love with a car but did the responsible thing and put a down payment on a house in Eugene, well the housing market went bust, my life crumbled a bit, changed a lot but I never stopped loving that car. A couple of months ago I came home one Sunday after work and there sitting in my little adobe garage in was a 1979 red Fiat Spider, sometimes you do get what you want, it just may take 20 years and a very special spouse! Happy trick or treating to you all. -Peggy Hartnett (72) ******************************************** >>From: Leah Powers Acton (88) It is nice to hear from people that graduated around the same time I did. Kim I remember that too. I was also working half time at Advanced Nuclear Fuels, so I was not that involved with what was going on at school. However, I remember the vote and more so the National Coverage. What a joke I didn't know the press could lie with out actually verbally lying. I remember watching the coverage that night and wondering what the heck they were talking about because the story the presented was nothing like what was really going on. I think they got there and decided it wasn't as interesting of a story as they had thought so they just made it more interesting. Anyhow, I still think of that every evening I watch the national news and wonder if they are doing the same thing to the particular story I am watching. -Leah Powers Acton (88) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for this month. Please send more. ******************************************** ******************************************** September, 1999 ~ November, 1999