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   Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ January, 2000
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17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/1/00 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR/CENTURY!! ~~~~~~~~~~~ ALL BOMBER REUNION 2000 (R2K) 175 days left till R2K (June 23-25, 2000) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 26 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem (47), Norma Culverhouse (49), Marilyn Richey (53), Glenna Kelly (55), Shirley Davis (56), Dean Enderle (57), Steve Carson (58), Barb Chandler (59), Jeffrey Hartman (59), Lola Heidlebaugh (60), Linda Woods (61), Roxanne Knutson (62), Dave Hanthorn (63), Earl Bennett (63), Gary Behymer (64), Vernon Blanchette (64), Jim Felder (67), Rick Maddy (67), Betti Avant (69), Mike Franco (70), Mike Davis (74), Tami Lyons (76), David McAdie (79), Tamara Baird (79), Tony Ott (80), Kelly Weil (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) RE: A New Century I would like to be one of the first from the "elder Bombers" (I still have a hard time believing I am OLD....) to say "have a HAPPY, HEALTHY & PROSPEROUS 2000" to one and all of my fellow alumni from Col-Hi/Ri-Hi. It has been quite a journey. When I graduated in 1947 I would never have thought that I would be seeing the turn of the century!!!! Be good to yourselves and others. -Mary Triem Mowery, 1947 Bomber ******************************************** >>From: Norma Culverhouse King (49) Re: Tastee Freeze My daughter Linda King Goetz (79) ambition from the time she was three years old (we spent a lot of time at TF) was to be a Tastee Freeze lady. She accomplished her ambition when she became a teenager but thankfully set her goals higher later. Linda, hope you don't mind me telling this story. Tastee Freeze is still there but new owners and it has a different name. To cousin Gail: The card and pictures I mailed you before Christmas came back to me. What is your address? Emil me. Or put it on the Sandstorm. I read it every day and would love to see some more input from my cousins. Hope you and all the Bombers out there had a great Christmas. Richard Roberts (49): Sorry we didn't get together while I was at San Luis Obispo. Four days isn't much time especially with all the activities during the holidays. Enjoyed the California sunshine. Haven't seen any sun since returning to Richland. But the snow we are getting today is beautiful. Wishing all Bombers and Bomber fans a Happy and especially a healthy year 2000. -Norma Culverhouse King (49) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) Re: PEACE I just got on the Sandstorm list and I think it is very different for a group of high school graduates from so many years in span of time to remain in touch with each other and still interested in what goes on to the school. I was at the Club40 reunion this past fall where l949 and l954 had their reunions collected with the Club40 yearly get together and it was great. They out did themselves and the people who don't come to the weekend are missing some great moments. The honored guests were Mr. & Mrs. By Meyers who ran and owned By's Burgers. I worked for them for 4 years in high school and they were part of this generation who were in high school at the time. By expressed he didn't realize how By's were part of everybody life at that time. I received a letter from him and his wife Glenna Mae after the weekend and said enjoyed that weekend as much or more than any of his high school reunions. The group of students from the 46 and up to the present have always remained close to Richland for the most part and have had husbands and wives of RHS graduates who didn't go to school here , that it was something special about growing up in Richland and having strong bonds with fellow classmates. I thoroughly enjoy this on the computer and hope it remains on for many years. Somebody said we need some kind of ID for the class of 53 and I thought if the front of the 53 annual in color would be appropriate. By the way, that annual won the best annual award from Columbia University for schools with students of 900-1500 in the USA. I am happy to say I was co-editor with Bill Witherup (53) that year. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Glenna Kelly Gandenberger (55) Happy New Year to all Bomber alumni and respective spouses. 1999 has been a good year for us. Hope it has been the same for you. Would like to see more 55ers out here in cyberspace. We are looking forward to a healthy and happy 2000 and wish the same for all. -Glenna Kelly Gandenberger (55) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) RE: Just in case! To Maren: We'll all know soon enough, won't we! Just in case the worst happens, I want to say THANK YOU to you and Gary and others that have helped to bring this wonderful stroll down Memory Lane to the Bombers of "Yesteryear." My candle of Peace is now burning with the others. My best wishes to all in Bomberland wherever you are. -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey '56 ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle (57) RE: New Millennium, Old memories Just want to wish all you Bomber Alumni out there wherever you may be and whatever you are doing, a very happy and eventful New Year and the best of wishes. It is 6 hours away from the year 2000 here in England so by the time you all are just getting the celebrations going, I will most probably be asleep. Anyway have a great time out there. To Ken Ely (49): Are you Bill's older brother that was in the Air Force? Bill and I did a lot of hunting and fishing together during our time at Col-HI. If you are his brother, wish him well for me and I may get the chance to look him up in the new year if things go according to plan. -Dean Enderle (57) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (58) Maren, Just a note to say thank you for getting the Sandstorm up and for keeping it interesting. I look forward to seeing the Sandstorm in my email list among the twenty or thirty that need action. Thank you and God Bless you for a prosperous and happy new century. -Steve Carson (58) ******************************************** >>From: Barb Chandler (59) RE: PEACE Thank you Maren, and backatch girl. Thank you again and again for all your work and dedication. May the new millennium bring us all more love and help us to give and share it. Bomber Cheers!!! -Barb Chandler (59) ******************************************** >>From: Jeffrey Hartman (59) For a year I've enjoyed the memories of all those who shared the unique experience that was, and possibly is, Richland. I left Col-Hi in 59 for the USCG Academy and followed with 30 years flying helicopters rescuing those in peril as they say. Now selling real estate in Colorado I have enjoyed hearing the remembrances from class mates and others in my circle of friends such as Jim Hamilton (63), little brother of my high school squeeze. I have not entered into this dialog due to lack of priority on my part but sitting here in Juneau visiting our kids as the year 2000 marches over us I feel moved to wish all fellow Bombers the best for the future and say "Way to go" for the past. In this day when there is such an absence of roots, it is meaningful to me to share so much with so many. God Bless for 2000. -Jeffrey Hartman, Class of 59 ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen (60) Re: PEACE Maren - THANK YOU for all your time and energies on the sandstorm. You do a marvelous job - and though I don't contribute (only once) - I thoroughly enjoy reading each issue. I wish you and yours the safest and Happiest of New Years! "See" you next year! Thanks again! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen (60) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Woods (61) Re: PEACE Thank you for the fun and excitement of this site! You are SO right about moving to the desert and becoming extended family for each other. Imagine, my classically trained violinist mother moving from Boston and living as a newlywed in a dust bowl. I still remember her sealing the pre fab house with putty! I have re-connected with 2 friends from perusing this site. Never have contributed anything but must do so. Happy New Year / Millennium!! -Linda Woods (61) in Spokane ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) All Richland Bombers out in the world just wanted to wish you all the best in the new year of 2000. Letting you know what the weather was like on the last day of the century in good old Richland. It snowed off and on all day, but none of it stuck. You know how it's always been here. unpredictable. HAPPY NEW YEAR! May you all continue to have good health, Health is wealth.. Love to all.... -Roxanne Knutson Short{62} ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) To Bombers Everywhere, This is my wish that the next 1000 years is even better for all of you than the last 1000 years has been. Good luck and good fortune to every Bomber. STILL proud to be a Bomber, -Dave Hanthorn (63) ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) God bless us all in the new year, as we seek to serve Him and find His will for our lives. My wife, Barneata, and I are spending a quiet New Year's Eve at home after an stressful job change, move, house sale and Christmas trip to visit Mom and my sisters in Richland. We had to forego a planned visit to Whidbey Island to introduce my wife to Mrs. Sonja Harmon and see her and Merle for the first time since '69 in order to have time to complete the house sale preparations before leaving and be back in time for closing. Please pray with us that my wife's spinal arthritis will respond to therapy and alleviate the shoulder/neck pain so she won't have to leave her cosmetology profession. I hope to be back for the all-years reunion, if it's not tooooo long after my niece's graduation from RHS, which I also hope to attend. Thank you for the nice toast, Mrs. Boswell - were you a new biology teacher at Col Hi around '62-'64? I remember a young, single teacher who threw a party for any students who wanted to drop by at her prefab on a court off Williams just a couple of blocks from Spalding during the Spring or early Summer one of those years. Not even sure she was a biology teacher. It was a nice party, so thanks, if it was yours. Thanks, everyone, for all the memories, fun or otherwise. I've been silent a while for lack of time, but should be able to contribute occasionally as my level of commitment draws down. May your 2000 be good to you, and all your CPUs keep running. Sincerely, -ecb3 ******************************************** >>From: Vernon Blanchette (64) Re: PEACE Best Wishes to you to Maren. Happy New Year! [Click to see Vernon's inspirational message. -Maren] -Vernon Blanchette (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Felder (67) Re: PEACE Maren, May peace be with you too, as well as with all the BOMBERets/BOMBERs. And best wishes to all in the new year from Michigan. Does anyone remember a restaurant on GWWAY that was called Sambo's? They had great pancakes. It was downtown on the river side of the WAY. We used to go there when I was a little one every once in a while. And also, Tomlinson's on Williams' (I think) near Jadwin next door to a burger place I can't remember the name of that one of our "67" class mates managed or worked at, and the great fish and chips/tartar at Zip's as well as the Friday and Saturday night cruises around it. -Jim Felder (67) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To: Ylana Mazurkiewicz (91) I tried your email address, but it no worky. So I will say this in front of all. I loved Karen Carpenter’s work. I think I loved Karen Carpenter. Of course, she never answered my letters. But when she died of anorexia, I was shattered. Even today when I hear this woman sing it is painful in my heart. I do not know what causes the mind to think in such ways. I only know it was devastating to me and really wish Karen could have stuck around, sang a few more tunes, and partied until she just dropped dead, naturally, like the rest of us hopefully will (knock on wood). You take care of yourself and never give up on this particular fight. It really is to painful for those of us that do not understand. There is beauty in youth, and you are still very young. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: Happy New Year Happy New Year to all you past, present, and future Bombers. May God be with all of you now and forever. Proud to say where my roots are. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Happy New Year to all!!! Had a great visit with a lot of Bomber pals a couple weeks ago and yes, a few even bought me a few beers. The stories (Regionals 1970!!!) Add the Franco's to the list of sledders who flocked to "Bergdahl hill" when the snow arrived. We lived at 1909 Davison and we ALWAYS went to "Bergys" sledding. Help me out here... in the mid 60's & on I remember Salinas (Chuck 70 & Marty & sister?) lived on that hill... who were some of the others? I am not sure if it bothered anyone that we used those backyards but I remember when the snow came the crowds were HUGE Great fun... am interested in hearing from others who lived up there. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) New Year's Resolutions: 1. I will continue to support, financially and emotionally, Kelvin "Skywalking" Soldat's (71) relentless drive to return Chuck Taylor's Black - low Cons to the Bomber Parquet Floor! You go, Dog! 2. I will continue to pray that Boog Alley (73) learns and masters the tricky "Shift Key" on his new computer. 3. I will continue to push for Tedi Parks Teverbaugh's (76) induction onto the "Wall of Fame" as the Batgirl of the Millennium!! 4. I will no longer ridicule Mike Franco's (70) claim that he did, indeed, shake the hand of our late President John Kennedy. But, Mike, claiming you summer with the "gang" at Hyannis is going a little too far! 5. However, I will not support a Crigler/Merilee Rush Reunion Concert for the R2K Reunion. I've heard the man sing! 6. I will continue to support Phil Jones (69) in his claim as the only 5-year starting quarterback for the Bombers! 7. I will throw my support to Brad Upton (74) as the "Rogaine Spokesman of the Year". 8. As we enter the new millennium and I see Jerry Delvin (74) continue to lead us as our 8th District Representative, I have high hopes that someday Jerry Sions (74) will be the President of these United States. It could happen!!!! 9. I will support Diane Hartley's (72) drive to have the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALR's) replace the U.S. Constitution as the "law of the land". 10. I will help pay for Dick Cartmell's (73) chicken at the Towne Crier on his next "dine and dash". Dick, You're 45 years old. It's gotta stop! 11. I will continue to spread the word that the '72 Basketball Champs, lead by Steve "Above the Rim" Neill (72) was the finest team ever! Happy New Century! -Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians (76) RE: PEACE Maren, Thanks a million for your hard work and persistence in keeping the Sandstorm going. It must be a good feeling to know that you have brought so many people together. Happy New Year and best wishes for a great year 2000 to you and all Bombers! "Hook em Horns"!!! - ('76 Bombers will know what that means.) -Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************** >>From: David McAdie (79) Hi to all you Bombers out there! As we prepare for the final countdown, I just want to take a minute to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year/Century/Millenium. I often wondered whether or not I would make it :) An extra special thank you to Maren and Gary for keeping this wonderful thing going. I look forward to putting a face to so many names at the Reunion 2000. Best wishes to you all!!!!! -Dave McAdie (79) ******************************************** >>From: Tamara Baird Cullison (79) To: Cheryl Sevigny Riddelle (79) Cheryl, I should have known I could count on you to have an acquired taste for the Crunch Cone. I remember all the good food snacks you and I discovered together. (I think my thighs do too.) As for the topping ingredients I can't say for certain, but there was a little something like Capn' Crunch cereal in it. To: Mike Mattingly (77) I don't live in Richland so I can't say as to the status of the Tastee Freeze. All I know is the last time I tried to get one there, probably almost 10 years ago, they no longer were available. Glad to hear I am not the only person who spent their allowance on such things. -Tamara Baird Cullison (79) ******************************************** >>From: Tony Ott (80) I want to wish all Bomber Alums and Family the best in 2000! Wow a full decade of "Otts"....." Double Ott".... Ott,One..... Ott, Two... Ott,Three......... Sorry Dad, had to mention it....... Peace to all for the New Year -Tony Ott, Class of 80 ******************************************** >>From: Kelly Weil Austin (81) Re: PEACE To all my classmates and fellow Bombers, I am relying on my own faith and instincts to get me through this so-called Y2K stuff. I'm not a fatalist nor am I just sitting on my laurels. We are adequately prepared for a "winter storm", just as any of us should be. I know that it is a real problem, but I also know that people have been working on the glitch to fix the problem. I've been inspired to write poetry over the last two years, probably to help me grow my faith and to get through some of the tough spots I've endured. So, if you haven't tried writing in any form as an outlet for your feelings, try it! It really helps me. Here's my toast to Y2K: [Click to read Kelly's inspirational poem. -Maren] Cheers and Bomber wishes to of us! -Kelly Weil Austin (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/2/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Harris (49), Connie Beckstead (54), Marvin McDonald (60), Helen Cross (62), Roger Fishback (62), Gary Behymer (64), Leona Eckert (65), Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Cyndy Brooks (68), Patty Eckert (68), Beverly Hinkle (73), Greg Alley (73), Tamara Baird (79), Jenay Yarger (92) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris (49 - An oldie, but goodie!) To Gary Behymer '64 Thanks, Gary for the laughs from your Y2K solution. I enjoyed it greatly! Thanks for your efforts in Alumni Sandstorm! Happy New Year! To Maren Smyth (64) Thanks for all you do in making our memories of Richland, especially the early days, come alive! My best to you and yours for New Year and New Millennium! -Dick Harris '49 ******************************************** >>From: Connie Beckstead Cellan (54) Hi. I just purchased a new computer and found the page about Richland Bombers. I guess I was one of the first 'Richland Bombers' as I lived in Prosser until homes were ready to move into in Richland. It was an exciting time for everyone as nobody really knew anyone else and it was a melting pot for people from all over the country. My mother, Margaret Beckstead, taught 3rd grade in Marcus Whitman School for about 25 or 28 years. I went to school in Marcus Whitman, Carmichael Jr. High, and Colombia High School then went to Pullman to school for two years. I then moved to Idaho got married and have raised 5 children. After getting divorced in 1977 I worked several jobs to help finish raising my children. I then returned to Idaho State University and graduated as a Register Nurse and am working here in Blackfoot, Idaho in the State Hospital for the mentally ill. I should be retired but I do enjoy my job and will work a little longer since I started this type of work so late in life in 1993. Hello to anyone I went to school with. I'd love to hear from you and what you are doing. Sincerely, -Connie Beckstead Cellan (54) ******************************************** >>From: Marvin McDonald (60) Just want to wish all of the Bombers the very best of the coming Century. Its early Saturday morning and I have been monitoring both of my computers since last night. The only Y2K bug I've seen is the one my wife purchased for me here in Tacoma. Its sitting on top of one of the hard drives. Wish I could have afforded it as I would have loved to have been in a Boeing 747 as the new year approached and went flying above Seattle. Bet it was a sight to behold. Wonder if Larry Mattingly (60) had anything to do with the pyrotechnics for yesterday evenings festivities. Bet he was one busy person. Thanks to all who write in to the Sandstorm. I read it daily and love all of the memories that flood back over me as I learn things I never knew and am reminded about things I'd forgotten. Richland is my home even though I was born in San Antonio, Texas. We are into the new Century and New Year and everything seems to be going great. I was especially glad to see that no terrorist activity put a damper on the festivities that did take place. As my lovely wife and I watched the news cast around the world it seemed as if hatred and violence had taken a holiday. Thank the Lord for that. Hope to be able to make the reunion on 2000. -Marvin McDonald (60) ******************************************** From the RHS Alumni Guest Book: >>Name: Helen Joan Cross Kirk (62) Referred by: From a Friend From: now Cincinnati, Ohio Time: 2000-01-02 04:30:54 Comments: My cousins, Carol, Bobby, and Allen have been telling me about this. Now that I've found it, I will keep in touch. I hear there will be a reunion for all classes this coming June. Sounds like a great idea to me. I will plan to come for sure. Look forward to hearing from some more old friends. In more ways than one as the years roll by, whoever thought we'd make the year 2000 and be this old? I was at Columbia Basin Jr. College when Kennedy was shot. -Helen Joan Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) To Mike Davis (74) Mike: I know you have some family ties to the 72 Bomber Basketball Team and they were excellent, but the best high school team to set foot on any basketball floor in the State of Washington was the 1979 team. Can you imagine Stubby Neill trying to guard Brian Kellerman or Cartmell stopping Kennedy? Inside the 72 team was probably stronger with Davis and Hoke against Soldat (Dennis) and Hoke (Mark). Just think if 9th graders had been in high school back in 1972, Mike Neill would have played and bother Steve or "Carts" would be sitting. The 1972 team was a close second, with the 1957 team third (I know they finished 7th), the 1958 team fourth and the 1978 team fifth. A record setting pace of seeing every game for eleven straight years does have some insight as to who might be best. Do have to agree with you, Boo-Boo, anything to do with Crigler has got to be out! Still don't miss a game unless it is absolutely necessary. See you at the next game, Mike -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (1964) Gave up television watching (for the most part) these past 2 1/2 years to do a bit of 'surfing' for Richland Bombers. My thanks to all of you who have taken the 'time and effort' to 'come out and play' in the Alumni Sandstorm (;-) Both Maren & I are seating for YOU to give us a hand on YOUR class web page. The following classes need members to 'take charge' of a web page. Little or no computer back-ground is necessary... just a 'bit'o'love' for fellow classmates. Speaking of Classmates.... I went thru the complete web site at and sent notes to about 100+ of those people listed there whose email address does NOT show up on one of the 'Bomber' web pages. Here are those sites that need a 'leader'! Classes of 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956 1957, 1958, 1967, Classes of 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 Classes of 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 Contact Maren Smyth (64) If you are planning a reunion or had one this past summer, how about sending a copy of your reunion book to Maren or myself so that we might add the email addresses that 'should' be appearing in them (;-) Make a special effort these next few weeks to find at least one Richland Bomber who is not aware of the Alumni Sandstorm that is sent out each day. Send Maren or myself that address so that the Richland Bomber Alumni pages can continue to grow. -Gary (64) from downtown Colfax, Washington ******************************************** >>From: Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) Happy New Year all. RE: Sambo's Restaurant It is now Sterlings Restaurant. Still a great place to eat. Also, wasn't Tomlinson's right next to the hedge around the old cemetery? (Sambo's was across the street from Adrians, which is now Red Robin) -Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Happy New Year and New Century to All Bombers everywhere! Do you remember how old you were when you figured out how old you would be this year? Came fast, didn't it? I was about 8 I think. I thought I would be -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** >>From: Cyndy Brooks Cowman (68) RE: I wasn't worried Hey Maren, just because I bought Norton 2000, downloaded the Windows fix and got a Zip drive for back up does NOT mean I was worried ;) Happy New Year to all the Bomber alumni and especially my fellow Bomber Webmasters and Webmistresses! -Cyndy Brooks Cowman (68) ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers (68) RE: PEACE Thank you Maren for the neat site and THANK YOU on your continued dedication it takes to deliver this Sandstorm to all of us! Yikes....... can't believe in the 26 entries on the first day of the New Year 2000 not one represented my class year of 1968, so here is 'OUR' year listed With Best Wishes and Sincere Regards to fellow classmates in Col-Hi and Christ the King and Chief Jo and all other past and present Bombers and Teachers, God Bless. {Matthew 5 - 8} makes a good read! -Patty Eckert Weyers 68 ******************************************** >>From: Beverly Hinkle Lais (73) To Jim Felder (67)... Re: Tomlinsons.. I remember it well. I used to work at Tomlinsons on Lee St. and also on Williams. We use to sell milk, etc. over the counter, Mary Corder and I. What memories that brings back. -Beverly Hinkle Lais (73) Do you remember Frank Y. Ha Ha ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Jim Felder (67): The restaurant was called Little Black Sambos and changed to Sambos (wonder why) for obvious reasons. It then became Dennys and now is called Sterlings. I could be wrong on the order of the names. If you are talking about DognSuds fast food and burger stop, it was right across from Hapo on the corner of Williams and Goethels. Between that and Arctic Circle, I have gained quite a few pounds in one lifetime. To Mike Franco (70): I tried to buy you a beer but you ended up buying me one. Great to see you and we need you at least once a year to give us the bomber stories and your Seattle sports inside information. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Tamara Baird Cullison (79) To: Norma Culverhouse King (49) Thanks for sharing the story about Linda. To: Linda King Goetz (79) I didn't remember you had worked at the Tastee Freeze. I do remember when it was Joe Albertson's supermarket, but the Bakery Department was yours. I can sure appreciate your childhood ambitions, I wanted the make the french fries at McDonald's until I was about 11 years old because I thought there couldn't possibly be anything better than that. However, I never achieved that goal. Just one of my many unfulfilled dreams. -Tamara Baird Cullison (79) ******************************************** >>From: Jenay Yarger Hanson (92) To Ylana Mazurkiewicz (91) Hi Ylana! I saw that you wrote into the Sandstorm! How are you? This is Jenay Yarger Hanson (class of 92). Glad to hear that you are doing okay. I had been worried about you. You are living down here in the Southwest as well. I am in Tucson, AZ now, at least for another year and a half. My husband is finishing up his ER Residency at the University of Arizona!! I married a Mead Nerd (Class of 90) so I know all about that - glad he grew out of it too!!! I am doing good. I have been in contact with Kim Houston (91), Greg Ballard (90), Wendy Litchfield (91). Know a little bit about all of them. Wendy is living in Richland, Greg is in the Navy stationed on Whidbey Island, and Kim is living in Bremerton, WA. What else is going on? Hi to Dori Luzzo (92) as well! I've seen that you write in a lot as well!!!! Happy 2000! -Jenay Yarger Hanson (92) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/3/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers (2 without class years) today. Carol Hollingsworth (55), Larry Mattingly (60), Judy Campbell (61), Ed Wood (62), Paula Beardsley (62), Gary Behymer (64) Billy Yandon (66), Vickie Andersen (67), Mike Franco (70), Larry Crouch (71), Diane Hartley (72), DeYonne Ware (73), Vicki Young (76), Sue Oberg (79), Beth Young (81), Lorrie Bensky (82), Pat Turner (88), Bill Peterson (??), Larry Chafin (??) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) This to Marilyn Richey (53) who drove us everywhere. Thanks so much for all the gas money you spent. You were always at By's and we knew where to find you if we had to go somewhere and were too young to drive or didn't have a car. Remember, Judy Allen (54) and Sarah Powell (55)? and that whole gang. Called ourselves the Boogers. Yuk! Thought it was cool then though. You might not remember me as I was a sophomore the year you were a big senior and that yearbook (still have it) was really killer! So original. Also read one from Glenna Kelly (55). Glenna, do you remember me? I remember you. Did you live in No. Richland? Can you all believe we are still kicking here in the next century? Would never have dreamed it. Love and great memories to all of you and thanks again, Maren. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin, 55 ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) To Marvin McDonald (60) Yes my company Entertainment Fireworks, did about 40 events for the Y2K. They were scattered across the NW. The two displays that you heard/saw in Tacoma at the Elks and the Emerald Queen Casino were both ours. Jay Seigal (61) was on our crew at the EQ. Hey Marvin, since you were my first assistant in 1958 at the Bomber Bowl 4th of July, tune up your 40 years old experience and help Jay and I at the display for the reunion. I received a really nice note from Vicki Owens (72) who thought of me while watching New Years Fireworks in far off Uganda. Thanks Vicki, hope to see you at the R2K reunion. I will also take this occasion to wish all Bombers and their families a happy and prosperous New Year. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Campbell Barragar (61) To: Gary Behymer (64) I have been reading the many entries to Alumni Sandstorm for several months now. The contributing efforts of so many reviving and sharing old memories has proved that reaching into the past collectively has given us all a storehouse of many additional memories that only a website such as Sandstorm can offer. Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this project and much continued success in the year 2000. I received this recent mailing that included the following definition of how mushroom clouds are formed. It explains the character of it's appearance, and whether anyone is all that interested in knowing about how this occurs, it seemed appropriate for submitting nonetheless. Why do atomic explosions create mushroom clouds? Vegetables are good for you, so it's ironic that the most identifiable icon of our age of mass destruction should evoke something found in a salad or pasta sauce. "Toadstool cloud" may be more appropriate. In fact, mushroom clouds are not exclusive to atomic blasts. But their magnitude makes the resulting cloud larger and longer lasting than those stemming from other explosions. Atomic weapons are detonated above the ground, their explosive force projecting downward, creating a parabolic, or curved depression in the ground below. The debris from the curved hole rises straight upward initially, with the fireball from the blast ultimately deflecting it outward as it gains height. Air resistance at the top of the cloud finally flattens it, creating its familiar shape. -Judy Campbell Barragar (61) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood (62) RE: Christmas trees I recall after Christmas we'd take down the tree -- being careful to try to save all that "valuable" tinsel we used to reuse from year to year. Then we'd strap the tree to the top of the Plymouth and take it to the vacant lot across from the fire station. That station had something I've never seen elsewhere -- a 6 cent Coke machine! Anyway, old dried trees would be piled into a huge mountain that was torched as part of some type of community celebration sometime in January. I'm sure that's no longer done, but it was great fun to see the city turn out for a bonfire of a size to rival the imagination! -Ed Wood (62) ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Hi Maren and Gary Just want to add my thanks for your hard work keeping us connected. My prayer for all of us in the new millennium is peace, prosperity and good health. As I watched the celebrations around the world, (Wasn't Paris awesome?), I wondered how many Bombers participated in them far from Richland. My husband, son and I spent the midnight hour watching the computers for the 15 radio stations he is responsible for. All of them rolled but one so he was happy - I was a little bored but someone brought Champagne so we had a quick toast. I'll look forward to reading more great memory jogging stories in the weeks and months to come. There is always at least one a day that bumps a cell loose and nudges the old memory bank into action. Best wishes to all Bombers everywhere. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) 'Helping you helping me'... could be a song u-know (;-) Best site around for genealogy & searches. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Yandon (66) Just wanted to say thanks to Maren and Gary for their work on the Sandstorm and the Bomber website, and hope everyone had a good holiday season. And thanks to Patty Eckert Weyers (68) for representing our class with her best wishes to everyone. Patty, now I'm going to have to dust off my good Catholic Bible to look at those passages you mentioned. -Bill Yandon, Class of 1968 ******************************************** >>From: Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) RE: Sambo's To Jim Felder (67): Yes. I remember Sambo's Restaurant. They served 'tiger butter'. It was named after the book 'Little Black Sambo' (my childhood favorite). Once political correctness began, they were forced to change their name. Worse than that, the book was taken out of libraries. This is unfortunate as, if anyone would have taken the time to do a little research, the book was written by a black man. The subject of the book was a black prince who outsmarted the tigers that were chasing him. There was truly nothing racist about it. He made the tigers chase him round and round a tree and jumped out of the way. They continued to chase each other until they turned into tiger butter. I think they 'threw the baby out with the bath water' when they pulled this wonderful book, as well as insulted the writer. -Vickie Andersen Simmons '67 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Happy New Year to all Bombers!!! As usual I have to disagree with Boo Boo (74) and agree with Roger Fishback (62)... the 1979 Bomber hoops team was MUCH stronger than the 1972 bunch. The 79 team not only won all its games in the tourney by good margins, they played what might have been the best game any of us EVER saw when they won that last regional game (Shadle?) to go to state. It was one of the highest scoring, best shooting, lowest turnovers high school games ever. The 72 team, while good and eventual champions, damn near lost to those guys (Hazen) wearing boxer shorts. More info from Seattle, this the "All Century High School Basketball List": First team: Clint Richardson, John Stockton, Det Schrempf, Bob Houbregs & James Edwards 2nd team: Jason Terry, Doug Christie, Steve Hawes, Jack Nichols, Jawan Oldham Honorable mention: Blair Rasmussen, Byron Beck, Michael Dickerson, ***GENE CONLEY***, Urgel Wintermute, Rod Derline, Tom Workman, Doug Smart, George Ervine, and Paul Lindeman Most real fans recognize most of these names. Almost all played in the NBA. Wintermute from Longview was a teammate of Coach Piipo's with the "Tall Firs" and All- American, Jack Nichols was AA at UW and played on the Celtics first title team in his 11 year NBA career. Top boys in order: Pepple, Al Hairston Garfield, Irv Leifer Renton (remember them Phil?), Squinty Hunter Lewis & Clark, Jake Maberry Linden, Wayne Gillman Ferris & Moses Lake, *** 7 ART DAWALD ***, *** #8 FRANK TEVERBAUGH ***, Ray Thacker Central Valley, Mac Fraser Mt Vernon, Pat Fitterer Sehome. It was well noted in the article that Terverbaugh had the best winning percentage (320-52, .860) Best teams: Cleveland 1976, Garfield 1974, Mercer Island 1985, Everett 1940, Sehome 1996, Lewis & Clark 1949. Also noted was Brewster 1975-1977. As usual ll east side hoops nearly ignored.... Roger, I would have to rate that 1965 Davis team near the top. Of course Manus got mention as the "game of the century" was the Shadle Mercer Island game in 1981... the disputed basket at the end. Pepple refused to have his picture taken for the article, gracious to the end! ... one last category for hoopsters ... "Two Sport Greats": ***GENE CONLEY***, Sammy White (baseball), Mark Rypien, Mark Hendrickson (playing for NBA Cleveland and farm hand with Toronto Jays), I hope you non hoops freaks got through this.... Fishback, you know all this in your sleep!!! Once again, no mention of Phil Jones (69) as five year starter!!!! -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Crouch (71) Just a little personal note. I am a new grandpa (first time in case you couldn't tell) I think this grandparent stuff is going to be so cool. His name is Leif and he is awesome. I hope every Bomber out there has as good a new year as I am having. -Larry D. Crouch (71) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To Beverly Hinkle Kias 73 My name is Diane Hartley 72 and I used to work at Tomlinsons on Lee and the one on Williams - small world. Those heavy glass milk bottles. I know Mary Corder, but have not seen her in ages. I now teach school and have done so for 24 years. Some days I think the milk business would be less stressful - Thanks for the memory. To Mike Davis 74 Hi Mike very funny on the Ess leanings - not such a bad idea coming from you. I know how much you love them as well. Hope you had a Happy New Year and I know you are looking forward to school on Monday - but Martin Luther's big day is just around the corner - Hope no one out there in Sandstorm land takes me the wrong way - They just do not know the real me - Thanks again for the thought Mike - you are a sweetie. -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: DeYonne Ware Southwick (73) To Bev: Would you be talking about the Yarger Man? Everyone remembers Frank. He has gone to all the reunions. Where where you? -DeYonne Ware Southwick (73) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Young Davis (76) RE: Looking for a Old Friend I am looking for a old classmate. Her name (maiden) was Tina Gates she graduated in 1975. Does anyone know where she is now? Please e-mail and let me know. Thanks -Vicki Young Davis (76) ******************************************** >>From: Sue Oberg Friend (79) Happy New Year Everyone Now that Y2K seems to have turned out to be the non-event of the year, I'm thinking that all those survivalist kooks are starting to feel pretty stupid about now. They are probably wishing they hadn't stocked up on quite so much Spam and Dinty Moore Stew! Too bad they sold their luxury condo's and moved to the country so they could raise their food and live off the land :) As a former worker at Tastee Freeze, I can't tell you what was in the crunch cones, but did serve my share of them. Occasionally the other workers there would get bored and look for something to do to help make the time pass. One day, one of the workers (who shall remain nameless) decided that it would be fun to feed the old french fries to the seagulls. They took a bunch out to the parking lot out back and began sharing them. Soon, we had a whole flock of eager gulls flying in for their share. Then the nameless worker decided that it would be even more fun to feed them "inside" the restaurant. They made a trail from the parking lot to the back door, and then left a pile of fries just inside the building. Well, the seagulls were happily munching down the trail, and just to the back door when the owners showed up to check things out!!! Boy did everyone catch H**L for that stunt. Something about how the "Health Dept. would shut us down" and that sort of stick-in-the-mud attitude. The thought of 50 or more seagulls at the back door still makes me laugh and wonder if they would have come in if the Dodge's hadn't shown up when they did. -Sue Oberg Friend '79 ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) The first time I went in to get car insurance after passing my driver's license test, the agent explained to me how the driver's license numbers worked. The first letters are obvious of course, the first five letters of your last name and your initials. But the next two numbers that follow are the age you will be in the year 2000. Evidently this is the case with all Washington State driver's license numbers. Don't know if it is true elsewhere. We used to have fun when I worked at Burger King and we took a check from someone - we could look at the license number and know how old they were with a little subtraction. (No we didn't ask for ID then either!!!) -Beth Young Gibson (81) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >> From: Lorrie Bensky (82) Date: Sun Jan 2 04:12:10 2000 Wasn't it great to be a Bomber! Sure hope this finds everyone happy, healthy and taking good care of themselves. We graduated exactly half our lives ago..... something to think about. Where are we now???? -Lorrie Bensky (82) ******************************************** >>From: Pat Turner (88) RE: Sambo's I have been reading the Sandstorm since its inception and only now have chosen to write in. Greg Alley (73) wrote that the Sambos became a Denny's. I don't believe there was ever a Denny's in that spot but before it was Sterling's it was Bananas. I have enjoyed reading all the history from alumni from days gone by and remember stories that my parents told me from when my older brothers were in school. Greg Turner (68), Gary W. Turner (71), and sister Elizabeth (90). I am married to a Hanford graduate who looks at the Sandstorm and giggles because she just doesn't get what it is to be a Bomber. But then again I shouldn't expect that from a Falcon. Happy Holidays to all Bombers and their families from a chilly, snowy Nampa, Idaho. -Pat Turner (RHS '88) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Bill Peterson (??) Date: Sun Jan 2 15:29:05 2000 Days Remembered As we pass into the new century I'm sure many of us will be thinking back and fondly remembering our days at Col-hi. For many of us who did everything possible to "avoid learning" anything of consequence while there, I'd like to express my gratitude to the teachers and administrators who cared enough to educate us in spite of ourselves. Your efforts made a difference in my life and, I'm sure, in the lives of many other reluctant students as well. I'm looking forward to hearing from you and other classmates in the coming years. And thanks to the creators of this web- site for their work in helping us all stay in touch. Happy New Years to all Bombers!! -Bill Peterson (??) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: larry chafin (??) Date: Sun Jan 2 17:59:35 2000 great job on the web site hey nice, job gary. hope things r going good. keep up the great kids have something to look at. -Larry Chafin (??) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/4/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 3 Bomber Boosters today. Mary Triem (47), Gloria Adams (54), Marvin McDonald (60), Norm Bell (61), Kay Sittig (63), Tedd Cadd (66), Sherri Daugherty (67), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Peggy Adair (72), Mike Davis (74), Marjo Vinther (77), Kim Edgar (79), Linda King (79), Jeff Osborn (82), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom), Lyle and Anna Mae Dyken (Bomber Boosters) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) Seeing someone searching for a classmate by using this fantastic site, I decided perhaps I, too, could find one of my old loves. Does anyone remember Bill Ballard? He should have been a 1948 graduate, but left school to join the marines. When he got out of the service he remained in Los Angeles (along with my broken heart). I lost track of him after 1949. He and his mother and step-father lived on Hunt St. but I can't remember their last names. -Mary Triem Mowery - 1947 ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher (54) To Marilyn Richey (53): It's great to hear from you on the Sandstorm page. You have so many great memories of sports and people, I hope you give input often. You were a very special person to all of us in the 50s and I'm sure beyond that. Clarence (51) and I wish you the happiest of New Years. To Jim Felder (67): Hi Jim. Do you remember the days when you and your brothers were very young and we would get together at our house after trick or treating? I'd fix hot chocolate and we'd have contests to see who got the most of each type of candy. The floor would be covered with newspapers so everyone could dump out their bags and separate the goodies. Then after the contest and the hot chocolate we'd light a candle and you kids would tell ghost stories. Those are great memories for our whole family. Innocent times full of fun. Please say "Hi" to your family from us. -Gloria Adams Fulcher (54) ******************************************** >>From: Marvin McDonald (60) To Larry Mattingly (60) I haven't fired a show since you and I used to do it together in Richland when we were kids. I guess you took all of the fun out of it by doing it electronically *GRIN* as I liked the feel of the concussion as the shell came out of the mortar. I would be glad to help in any way I can but about all I would be able to help with would be digging holes for the mortars to go into. Haven't done much of that type of diggin' for many years my friend. Let me know if you can use another hand. I will be taking that week off as one of my weeks of vacation so I'll be in Richland all week. -Marvin McDonald (60) ******************************************** >>From: Norm Bell (61) Hey Pat.... I too married a "Falcon" and she won't admit it but she is just a bit jealous about the "Alumni Sandstorm". We may know your wife since we both teach at Hanford. I was at Hanford when it opened in 1972 and my wife is an 78 graduate. We are curious to know who she is ... Congratulations on catching a Falcon. Incidentally the Falcons beat the Bombers in basketball for the first time this year in a pre season game...... something you won't see mention of in this Sandstorm. -Norm Bell (61) and Debbie Montgomery :) ******************************************** >>From: Kay Sittig Wolf (63) RE: Bergdahl Hill To Jeanne Walsh (63): Thank you for the memory of sledding in the winter and Clyde and Betty Bergdahl. You asked for names of families that lived on the hill and around Hunt Point. Here it is to the best of my recollection. Bergdahl, Salina, Brands, Badger, Cook/Lang, Sittig, Pierce, Scudder, ?, Charette, Warren, ?, MacIntosh, Stratton, Fuller, Foster, Walsh, Coryell, Skalicky, Melling, and Libby. At the bottom of the hill was Latta, Groot, Paulson, and across the street, Donihee. Somewhere on the other side of Bergdahl was Cooper. And, this was no small feat. I would like to wish all a Happy New Year from Las Vegas. Thank you for all the pleasant memories of Richland. -Kay Sittig Wolf, Class of '63 ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) RE: Odd and Even... Respectfully submitted that the last all- even number date was about 405,941 days ago on 8/28/888, twenty days later than the last published estimate. The next all-odd date (1/1/3111) is only 405,782 shopping days away... -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Sherri Daugherty Cooper (67) RE: Class Act! Happy New Year to each and every one of you Bombers from the past as well as the present! I am a proud 1967 graduate of Col- Hi, and have fond memories of pancakes at Sambos, and vanilla cokes at Zips! I found, though, the vanilla "diet" cokes at "Ruby's Diner" here in San Diego to be just about as good! Does anyone remember the great dances at the Richland Roller Rink? I am enjoying the information passed to me via the Sandstorm and Maren... thank you so much for keeping the past alive with all these good memories. Reading the entries that are contributed by all of you, has demonstrated the bond we share that goes beyond our daily regime. We are all connected, have always been connected, but just couldn't demonstrate it... cyberspace has given us a way and a means to do this... 2000.... I can remember thinking that by the time we reached 2000... I would be looking at 51 yrs. of age.... that was so old then... and I am still so young! We celebrated New Year's Eve by hosting a party with our business partners for 120 people... sit down dinner, dance, Korbel in crystal flutes.... and breakfast at dawn. It was the best ever. We have a 5000 sq. foot home on 5 acres of avocado groves.... a really perfect place to share with friends!! And that is exactly what we do... anyone coming to San Diego (the Valley Center area in North County) give me a call! -Sherri Daugherty Cooper, 1967 ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) Hey, all you 68-ers: If you have moved or changed names since our last reunion, please send me your new information. I am trying to get our mailing list updated. We don't want to miss you the next time!! -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair (72) RE: Tomlinson's Dairy Mart To Diane Hartley (72) and Bev Hinkle (73) I too have fond memories of working at Tomlinson's on Williams. We had a great group of people working at all the stores throughout the Tri-Cities. There was Shirley Matheney, Helen Stocker, Noreen (? mother of a 71 graduate) and Paula (a 71 graduate). Remember Ray the milk delivery driver pulling in with the semi-truck which took 10 minutes just to park? Can't forget Walt who managed the local marts. He now owns or manages the Francisco's in Kennewick. Good to see people remember the little stores. Take care everyone. -Peggy Adair (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Just a few comments: To Pat Turner (88): If the Springboard (Greg Alley-73) says there was a Denny's there (post-Sambo's) then there was a Denny's there! Don't argue with the master! To Diane Hartley (72): Sorry to be the one to let you know, but Finley doesn't go back to school until tomorrow (Tuesday). Shucks, but I'll be thinking of you today! To Mike Franco (70): I can't believe you would disagree with me. After all the faith I've had in you and your stories. By the way, where is the Bird on that All-Century H.S. list? 2,000+ points not enough? Not to mention the fabulous career of the one and only, Dog Soldat! And as for '72 vs. '79 - Kellerman, Kennedy, and the boys couldn't have stopped the "Stubby". They could have only hoped to contain him!!! To Larry Chafin (71): It was not only exciting to see you on the Sandstorm this morning, but to know that you can actually write is a tremendous thrill! May I suggest Boog Alley's seminar, "Mastering the Shift Key" to help you with those capitals? And Larry, you graduated in '71. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther Burt (77) To Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) Re: Sambo's I loved that story too! I knew that the restaurant was forced to change it's name for P.C. reasons, but I didn't realize that the book had been removed from the libraries as well - what a shame! If memory serves me right, the restaurant was decorated with scenes from the story. I still have a couple of stuffed dolls/animals we purchased there - Little Black Sambo himself and a tiger. Believe it or not they're actually "collectibles" now and worth a little money. I'd really like to find a copy of the book though - especially now that I know it's not in the library! Maybe can find one for me! -Marjo Vinther Burt (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) RE: Poulsbo To: Rick Maddy (67) I noticed your entry in the Sandstorm mentioned you lived in Poulsbo your Senior Year in High School. I bet it has changed a lot since you lived here. I've lived in Poulsbo for 9 years now. The population was 4860 then, it is now a little over 6000, don't let that small number fool you. Monday through Friday school and work hours it grows to about an estimated 100,000. Where do all the people come from, we have over 1,500 hundred students in the High School, they come from all over the North end of the County. The rest of the folks are tourists and people traveling to and from Seattle (via the Ferry) to work or just passing through, we have a main highway running through our little town (Hwy 305). (Poulsbo is also considered a bedroom community for Seattle). The Chevron station was one of the top ten for the busiest in the State a few years ago. Poulsbo is a cozy little tourist town, by the end of evening, it's back to it's little small town atmosphere. I have attached a link if anyone is interested in checking it out. I love living here, it's beautiful, however, I miss Richland and would mind moving back, however, my husband won't budge. He's from Maine, he likes trees (lots) I guess this is a happy medium. I met my him here in Poulsbo. I was a volunteer firefighter/EMT and he a Police Officer, I met him on a call, we married and now have a son. I have given up the fire department, since motherhood keeps me so busy (I sure do miss it) anyway, Howard is still with the Police Department, he actually just got promoted to Sergeant, he will be sworn in this Wednesday at the City Council meeting. I'm so proud of him, he has really worked and deserves this promotion. Enough rambling! Happy New Year everyone! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Linda King Goetz (79) RE: Tastee Freeze To Tamara Baird Cullison (79): It was great to see you on the Sandstorm! Yes, I worked at Tastee Freeze for two years. I started when I was 15 (around '76) and worked until about the end of our junior year. Thanks, Mom (Norma King '49), for pointing out that I did eventually go on to bigger and better things! Although, at 15 I thought I had hit the big time working at Tastee Freeze. I ate crunch cone concoctions daily!! I think I even sold (or gave away?) a whole can of crunch topping to a friend. Was it you, Cheryl Sevigny Riddelle (79)? Hey, good to see you on this site, too. Hope to see more from you and Tamara!! To: Susan Oberg Friend (79): I recall a rumor about the seagull incident but I don't think I was there, was I?! -Linda King Goetz (79) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Osborn (82) RE: '81 Bombers vs. '99 Bombers First of all, I would like to congratulate the '99 Bomber football team for winning the State Championship. They were a great team that seemed to peak at just the right time. As a former Bomber and member of the '81 State Championship team, I can say that the experience of winning it all will last them for the rest of their lives. I've read several entries about the '99 team and just wanted to throw this one out there for debate. Of course, I believe that the '81 team was the best Bomber football team of all time. Mark Bircher.... Kyle Kafentzis.... John Wunderlich..... George Naughton.... Tim Strand.... Tim Hale.... Kelly Ratsch.... Rob Greenhalgh.... Tim Ruane.... Jimmy Joe Williamson.... Gordy Shanley.... Tom Cushing.... Mark Schwisow.... Leon Rice and the rest of my teammates (sorry if I left you off.... but you know who you are). I feel lucky to have grown up in Richland and buckled the chin strap one last time in Kingbowl V with all of you. I've even heard several times that many believe the '80 team was the best. Having played on both teams I can say that talent wise.... they might have been better but only because they had us as underclassmen to solidify the team. The '80 squad had a lot of individual talent with Greg "Oly" Olson (now Purdue QB coach) and the Kafentzis brothers Kurt and Kent along with Dennis Soldat, Mike Schuster, Thor Culverhouse, Joe Neidhold and many more but all that talent couldn't overcome Mike Vindivich and Mt. Tahoma in a 28-26 loss at Fran Rish Stadium in the state Semi-finals. They may have had more individual talent sending several on to Division 1 programs but we were the better TEAM proving it by winning it all as seniors the following year. We had a cohesive unit that would not be denied OUR championship and I agree with Tim Ruane..... we should have gotten rings! Of course, this is just my opinion and I am still proud to have been a member of probably the two best Bomber football teams of all time. That is unless there are any contrary opinions out there??......... -Jeff Osborn (82) ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To Larry Crouch (71): So true Larry. Did you all see the front page picture of my grandson and his Mom in the Tri-City Herald today? Did you notice his Jumbo Davis ears? A proud Grandma -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ["Today" would probably be 1/3/00 -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Lyle and Anna Mae Dyken, BOMBER FANS SINCE 1947 RE: Happy 2000 from Grandma and Grandpa Bomber It's great to be a part of the on-line letters. We know so many of the "kids" writing in. Thanks to all of you. -Lyle and Anna Mae Dyken BOMBER FANS SINCE 1947 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/5/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers and one bulldog today. Gail Henderson (53), Marilyn Richey (53), Marlene Mannes (57), Jim Russell (58), Connie Madron (60), Janice Woods (60-PHS), Jim Hamilton (63), Donna Woods (64), Kathie Roe (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), Kathy Hills (67), Linda Pohlod (67), Myra Weihermiller (67), Stu Osborn (71), Kathy Feaster (75), Linda King (79), Darren McIntyre (82), Deana Burden (82), Pat Turner (88) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gail Henderson Renner (53) To: Norma Culverhouse King (49) Hi cousin. Happy New Year. I didn't realize you didn't have my address. We moved in 98. I was getting pretty upset abt not receiving a card with my share of the pictures. Mary (my sister) told me she received hers and she wasn't even there to pick out the pictures of our family. I didn't have your email address, so thanks I will add it to my addresses. I will write when I get them. Keep in touch. To: Bev Smith (52): Thanks for the memories of Mr. Requa and Gunda. I had her class too. What a time that was. I think I remember the dance class, but I wasn't part of it. Later, in high school, a group of us took lessons from Jane McClure. It was Fred Culverhouse, Forrest Goodnow, Barbara Culverhouse, and me. What a good time that was. I don't think we ever had any recitals, in fact I am sure we didn't. We should have, we really weren't bad as I recall, but then my memories tend to exaggerate, HA HA. Again, thanks for the info, now I can relieve my mind abt poor Mr. Requa. Have a great "2000", can you believe that! To all the Bombers: Happy New Year to all the Bombers. This is such a great site, and the way it brings us all closer. What a great place to grow up. -Gail Henderson Renner (53) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55): Yes, I do remember you and all those sophs. Sarah Powell, Ginger Warford, Merrie Donaldson, Mary Jo Woodhead, Gretchen Day that I gave rides sometimes. It really didn't matter what grade you where in in those days. We all lived here in Richland and it didn't matter what your dad did at hanford. That is a difference I see now in the students of RHS. Nobody cared and we didn't have Country Ridge, Meadow Springs to set us apart. We lived either in a A, B, C, H, F, prefab or ranch houses in those days. I also see there is not a girls pep club that had a tradition to it in the late 40's and 50's. [..and 60s, too!] You had to be voted in my your peers. You could get out of the club for not attending games and other things, and there were some who got the ax. They had gold sweaters with a bomb on the front and have lettering in the bomb area of the sweater. You had to wear that sweater every Friday that there was a game. There doesn't seem to be that tradition lasted as parents got upset that their daughter didn't get in the club. Talk about giving rides to persons. I hauled that Bomber bomb in the back of my car for two years. Wanda Wittebort (53), Patti Badger (53) and Janie Henstrom (53) were all cheer leaders and friends of mine as a result I had the bomb in my car most of the time. Yes, I was at By's a lot as I worked there from 51-55. It was a fun place to work as everybody came to By's. At one time, it was the only drive inn in Richland until Parker Hanson and his wife built Tastee Freeze in 1951. So Carol, I do remember you very well and remember at that time gas was 17.9 cents a gallon. You could fill up your car for about $2.00. Wouldn't be nice and cigs were 25 cents a pack. At By's you could get a By's burger, small fries and drink for 60 cents. That was an excellent burger. To Mary Triem Mowery (47): I think Bill Ballard (48 woulda been) lives in Texas because I ask about him to my brother Don Richey (47). I don't know if Don Hinson or Bill Bain would know. You should ask to see the 47 class roster from Club Forty. They may have his address. I know I saw his name once when I was looking through Don's book of former students and their address. Contact Dale Gier (48) and he probably now is the keeper of that book. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Marlene Maness Isom Mulch (57) Hello from Spring Valley, Arizona RE: Fishing Hello to Ray Loescher (57) Remember when we went fishing at Wellesly Pond and spent all day trying to get the fishing line untangled? Did we catch any fish?? Have we discussed Korten's Music store and playing the 45 rpm records in the little rooms?--- "S-I-N-C-E-R-E-L-Y"----. Speaking of music - remember the great Accordion Music scare - when it almost caught on. I was talking to a friend from another part of the country and she said "remember those school assemblies when some fool would get up and play "Lady of Spain" on the accordion?" Hey - wait a minute - that was me! We did have some good accordion players. Larry Murphy (5?) and Dick Zais (sp) (5?). Gene Horne (57) told me he saw Larry Murphy playing the accordion in a night club in Alaska so I guess he continued on with it. I got my accordion out and it wasn't long before I had a request - "Grandma, put it in the Box!" Oh Well. If you thought the accordion was obnoxious - I've taken up the 5 string Banjo! -Marlene Manness Isom Mulch (57) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) RE: Sambo's Little Black Sambo was one of my favorites, also. In fact, I had a (78 rpm) record with the Little Black Sambo narration, as well as the book. (The book was about 5x7", as I recall.) I wonder what ever happened to all that good stuff? Someone said on this Sandstorm communicator that Sambo's Restaurant was originally called Little Black Sambo's. I don't think that is correct. Can anyone set the record straight on that? Had lunch with Bill Bettenberg (58) and his mother, Mary, last month in Seattle. He still works in Washington D.C. as an Under Secretary of the Interior. He's outlasted a half dozen (I would guess) Presidents. He also has better scruples. Mary still lives in Richland on Cedar, where the family has lived since (I think) 1947. -Jim Russell (58) ******************************************** >>From: Connie Madron Hall (60) To: Marilyn Richey (53) Carol Hollingsworth (55) was right. It was so good to see your name on the Sandstorm, Marilyn. You were also special to those of us in the early 60's. I remember you driving us to State and I would not have been able to go if I hadn't had such an "old" chaperone. Little did my mother know what happened that year!! Both John (Hall 60) and I still remember those unforgettable hot ham and cheeses from the Dairy Queen. What was your secret? When in the Phoenix area, come see us. -Connie Madron Hall (60) ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke (60-PHS) RE: unfinished Guest Book Entry that appeared in the 12/31/99 Alumni Sandstorm Here's the unfinished sentence: "I can remember my Mom taking me to a beauty parlor in downtown Richland, and seeing this horrible black thing with wires hanging down, that was suppos" Maren: I am all bummed out, someone stole my brand new car on New Years Eve. Nice start, huh? I will try to reconstruct my original entry. Perhaps you can get this on Sandstorm. ".....supposed to curl my hair permanently, I yelled a lot as I remember but still got home with enough curls to satisfy my Mom and to send me into semi- permanent hiding down by the coal bin. Our basement was not exactly finished, but I do remember many winter days roller skating with my brother down there. We also played electric football (until I accidentally swallowed that tiny cotton "football", my favorite all time game was basketball, this was a card board game played with a ping pong ball, the court was cardboard, with holes for the various shots required, underneath operated by rubber bands and springs. My Mom was a Blue Bird Leader for a time on Cullum and we had lots of girls around and various projects going on. Remember the "plants" made out of a lump of coal basted carefully each day by some bluing and salt mixture that produced some lovely creations grown out of the coal. I remember several girls at those weekly get togethers but no names, Oh, one name, Peggy Ganebin (?sp). To Ken Wright (63): I remember the Black Face Minstrel Show! I thought I had seen Al Jolson and was years later was relating this at a family gathering when Mom stopped me and said "you've never seen Al Jolson" I related my memory; and she confirmed that this was a pretty good imitation but not the real thing. In our memory, this was held at the Richland Theater? Another event perhaps you remember was the premier of the movie "Dan Patch" about a famous trotting horse. During the run of the movie in Richland, the train arrived, complete with the horse himself on the railroad platform. My brother and I rode on the float for the Rainbow Service Station, each of us in one of those peddle cars beside a crepe paper and chicken wire gas pump, as a part of the parade for Atomic Frontier Days. My father had a booth which sold soda pop, I believe, and Col. Tate and his lovely daughter, Sharon (61 woulda been), were introduced to me by my father. She was Queen of something already, I guess AFD, and I always wondered later, how I became several years older than her by the time of her death. Through his work with the Jr. Chamber, the AFD, etc. My father met a gentlemen by the name of Jack Christensen. We always referred to him as Jack "go get me a beer Bonnie" Christensen, as he was forever hollering at his daughter Bonnie, in mid- sentence, to go get him a beer. One day our family visited just after my little brother's birth, he was only a few days old at the time, and the men were engaged in their usual routine of hunting and fishing lies, football picks, and general mayhem, when Jack, who was holding my new brother decided to "lateral" him off to my Dad who promptly missed. I believe that was one of my Mom's last visits! I was a girl Safety Patrol with a belt and all. All I really remember is guarding crosswalk on Cullum and the Annual Safety Patrol Picnic at the Park. No one talked to me much, but I didn't realize until much later that I can't remember another girl there. My grandfather and grandmother also lived in Richland. He was a security guard at Hanford and she was the bookkeeper at JC Penneys in Pasco for YEARS. Remember those old air chutes and tubes all across the top of the ceiling? Those tube canisters lit on her desk. She made appropriate change, checked the addition on the tag, and sent back the change in the tube. Potts (partner with Dad in Station) I remember as a nice man and with gratitude for attempting to save my life. Potts and his wife, and our family took a trip to Seattle one day. Dad, of course, had to stop us all along some Creek or River over the Mountains, to fish. We all got out and, in our very best clothes, stomped through the trail to the fishing spot. Potts' wife and I sat by bank and "measured" the water with long sticks. My long stick struck something on bottom and just vaulted me into the stream. I was only 4 or 5 and couldn't swim yet. Potts, alerted by his wife's distress, came barreling down the trail and jumped in to the rescue, but he couldn't find me. Dad came along and had to pull us both out. I still remember my Dad's wet wool suit and his cash on a line strung across hotel room! Yes, what fun to remember all that Richland meant to me. Thanks, Maren and Gary for maintaining. -Janice Woods Ehrke (60-PHS) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) RE: And Now For Something Entirely Different There is a most interesting article in the 10 January issue of The New Yorker concerning the disposal problems and resulting environmental drama at the Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky. The article entitled Fallout, is by Bobbie Ann Mason. It is recommended reading for all of you Plutonium, Uranium, Technetium, and Neptunium mavins. I only regret that I had read this article in the fall of '61. I bet Mr. Hubbard would have seen my interest and awarded me extra credit so LaMont (63), Osgard (63) and I would not have had to copy Ralph Lee's (63) chemistry work book. -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Donna Woods Schmidt (64) I seem to be going down memory hill lately! How about: ~ Bread bags on the slides at school to make them 'faster'... ~ Keys on strings around our necks for our skates... ~ Swimming off the docks behind Hains and Hunt street... ~ Squashing june bugs under the street lights at night... ~ 'pants-ing'- how we feared THAT walking home at night!! And how it was the ONLY thing we had to worry about walking home from Scout meetings. ~ How about the man that knocked on your windows down by the river when you were 'making out'... oh my! Just think of the things our kids are missing!! I'm glad we grew up in that time era! Just wish girls could have been in sports! To Linda Reining (64): Sure I remember camp... had some really good times in spite of there being NO boys there! -Donna Woods Schmidt (64) ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) BASKETBALL MANAGERS NEEDED We've got some really great players lined up for the June 24 alumni game, but we need some managers to support Jim Castleberry, Phil Neill, and their two teams. Come on, B. Porter, D. Heiling, K. Welsch, J. Carlson, M. McElroy, R. Clifford, R. Diebel, and the rest of you guys .... join the fun. Please email me if you're able to help with of our summer Bomber basketball celebration. To: Rex Davis (49) Rex, please email me your postal mail address. I'd like to send you something about next summer's reunion. Thanks, -Kathie Roe Truax (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) To Ray Stein (64): I got the word out to friends of your Mother's, and they began visiting right away. And I need to clear a point that my confused son made. He was talking to you as I lay on the floor of my bedroom where he found me. I did not "slip in the shower." Being dehydrated from being ill, I fainted and struck every possible hard edge in the bathroom - there sure are a lot! Besides rearranging my teeth (so that eating a Spudnut is difficult), and other painful things, I also broke 2 fingers. But I did still have my priorities straight, huh? So typing this with 1 hand is slow. I sure hope that 2000 is kinder to us all! To Mari Eckert Leahy (65): Yes, Tomlinson's was next to the cemetery. Once, I was in my car buying milk when my cat jumped out the window and ran into the cemetery! What a strange place in which to have to chase your pet around. Dang! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger '65 ******************************************** >>From: Kathy "Kate" Hills Krafft (67) RE: Bergdahl Hill Thanks to Kay Sittig Wolf (63) for the great list of Hunt Point/Gaillard Place(?) families. Bergdahl hill (the BIG hill) was a big part of our sledding/skiing winter fun. We have great 16mm movies (now on video) taken by my dad showing bunches of kids (and parents) having a blast playing there in the snow. It was a BIG deal when you graduated from the "little" hill (west side of Hunt) to the BIG hill. I also remember "big" kids (I was too little) getting to ice skate along the edge of the River down below Bergdahls' (what a landmark!) and Coppers'. Tami Cooper lived about five houses south of the Bergdahls and moved away to Schenectady, NY when we were still in grade school (Yeah... Jefferson). We were Brownies together (Troop #18 - Purple Pansies) and played down on the River a lot... building tumbleweed forts, wading, sneaking out onto docks, etc. Sadly, lost touch with her a long time ago. Still miss her and the old wild Columbia. What a remarkable place! -Kate (Kathy Hills) Krafft - 67 ******************************************** >>From: Linda Pohlod Rushing (67) To Sherry Daughtery (67): I also graduated class of 67 and remember the cherry cokes at Zip's. I tried to take my youngest child to Zip's last time I was in Richland and its a walk-in now!!!! Good Grief!!!! My oldest child lives in San Diego and I go visit as much as possible so perhaps I'll give you a call sometime. Love to visit with you. Your home and grounds sound lovely. Lucky woman!! Hope to see you in the future. -Linda Pohlod Rushing, class of 67 ******************************************** >>From: Myra Weihermiller Bake (67) RE: bonfire To: Ed Wood (62) I also remember those huge christmas tree bonfires in the vacant lot near the fire station. I only have memories of them when I was in grade school. I wonder when they stopped doing that. I think the inferno took place on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. It was quite spectacular whenever it was, and VERY warm. -Myra Weihermiller Bake '67 ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) What a community this forum is growing into! Other high schools must be jealous of our "Bomber network". I'd like to reintroduce my little sister Ms. Cheryl Osborn (75) to this site as she just got her email back up and running on her new computer last week and is now tuned back in. Did it all by herself! Didn't even need her 'IT Professional' big brother to help her out. (She probably thought better of it since the computer I gave her earlier somehow crashed causing all of her headaches... Sorry, sis) Please welcome my sister Cheryl, Bombers. She's taken up the noblest of professions, a grade school teacher because she cares about kids so much. She teaches in Seattle. Always like the way Mike Davis (74) gets his various memories in, especially his latest "New Year's Resolutions" list. Great inside stuff but as always could do without the JFK handshake/Merilee kissy face entries but you have to take the pertinent with the ridiculous when you consume this content, I guess. ;-) Was actually wondering if they'd get Kelvin Soldat (71) to come to the "All- Bomber Reunion" alumni basketball game on June 23 (is that the night?) and play the game in his black Chuck Taylor's. If that happens, I'll be sure to be there. My vote goes to the '72 hoopsters for their sheer determination. Without as much talent as the '79 team, they persevered in an atmosphere of parity among the state's best high school basketball teams. Peggy Adair's (72) posting rekindled a memory about Tomlinson's Dairy that I've already shared with Clark Riccobuono (71) so I'll share it again for the alums: The late Jim Cardone (71), Tom Brush (71), Clark Bennett (71) and I used to go out at night during our Sophomore and Junior years and climb on top of buildings near our neighborhood. We scrambled on top of Chief Jo Jr. High School one night and another time the cops caught us trying to "ride the cow" on top of Tomlinson's Dairy near Arctic Circle. I think I was the one who came up with the brilliant idea to, "ride the cow" and Jimmy C. proceeded to attempt it. Stupid stuff. He got up to the cow then we saw the cops coming. Jim scrambled down and we jumped into his car just as the cop car was pulling up behind us. It got serious when the rookie cop drew on us thinking it was a burglary in progress. Needless to say, we froze, except for Cardone. He had prompted the cop to aim at us by immediately jumping out of his car once the cop had pulled up behind us. It was the first, only and will be the last time a cop has drawn his weapon against me. As Maren sent out numbers on, a growing circulation of Bomber readers and contributors makes us the envy of schools whose classes must remain disjointed from themselves. Keep waiting for the day nobody sends a comment for publication but so far that day hasn't happened. The Alumni Sandstorm is such great fun for us, too! Pretty soon, we'll need to come up with a way to reward Maren and Gary, et al for their time and effort. Something they can spend at the grocery store. To: Jim Qualheim (70) and Steve Neill (71): Time to think about my year 2000 Microsoft software donation to RHS. Send me an email with the student's needs and I'll go shopping at the company store again. Hope you received the Macintosh stuff I sent last year. How's their site coming? Looks better than the last time I visited but you've got to tell them to get rid of the red fonts! Good to see Larry Chafin (71) with a post here on the 3rd. Hi Larry! Remember in Lea Sherrard's 7th grade Life Science's class when when you picked me up by my lapels and pressed me up against the wall before class. I sure do. All for now... -Stu Osborn (71) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Feaster Alley (75) Hi! Guess what everyone! Our family bought this year's Christmas tree from the owner of Tastee Freeze. The owner which I don't currently remember his name but probably I will after I send this cuz that usually happens, sold Tastee Freeze then got it back. So it is not Dodys any longer and the owner of Dody's actually discouraged young teens to come and eat there. As my mom tells me all of you used to love to eat there after school! If u have any good stories about Tastee Freeze please write in about them!!!!!!!!!!! From, -Kathy Feaster's daughter ******************************************** >>From: Linda King Goetz (79) To: Lyle and Anna Mae Dyken (Bomber Boosters since '47) So great to see your names on the Sandstorm! I have wonderful memories of you. You were always cheering on the Bombers at many different sporting events. I know that my Dad, Ray King (49), thought you were one terrific secretary, Anna Mae. I still cherish the necklace you gave me and always will. -Linda King Goetz (79) ******************************************** >>From: Darren McIntyre (82) RE: Sambos Pat Turner must have been very young or hasn't lived in Richland very long. I can remember going over to Denny's when I moved to Richland in October of 1977. We lived in the Hanford House, while we were waiting for our house to be finished in Orchard Hills, and would go over for breakfast and sometimes dinner. This is for Dan Gire, Monte Wentz and Pete Miller. I hear everybody talking about sledding in Richland during the winter. Do you guys remember sledding down Badger Mountain and trying to stop before going into the irrigation ditch. We had some fun. May all Bombers have a Happy New Year. -Darren McIntyre (82) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Deana Burden Skarda (82) Date: Tue Jan 4 17:27:44 2000 Just checking things out:-) "Graduating class of 1982" Is anybody out there? -Deana Burden Skarda (82) ******************************************** >>From: Pat Turner (88) To Norm Bell (61): The Falcon I call my wife is Heidi Pesek (HHS 88) and while she doesn't fully get what all the Bomber mania is about there aren't any other faults to complain about. Her brother is Sean Pesek (HHS 92) and he said that he was in your Inquiry into Science class in his senior year. To Mike Davis (74): Pardon me for the objection. I should respect my elders and perhaps I am incorrect but I am sure about the Bananas thing. -Pat Turner (88) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/6/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today. Mary Kay Mitchell (52), Dore Tyler (53), Marilyn Richey (53), Betty McElhaney (57), John Zilar (57), Richard Anderson (60), Bob Mattson (64), Carol Converse (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), Lynn Dodson (66) Rick Maddy (67), Pam Pyle (69), Rick Polk (70), Diane Hartley (72), Jean Albaugh (72), Doug Lemke (77), Laura Mumper (86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates (52) Marilyn Richey's (53) mention of the Pep Club brought up some memories for me. Until recently, I still had the bomb that went on the front of my gold pep club sweater and also the green and gold hat that was part of the outfit. When we moved from Richland 2 years ago, I gave them to my Bomber grandaughters, Mandy (99) and Melissa Hedges. Mandy received the bomb and Melissa received the hat. I had to tell them what "Pep Club" was all about, as they had never heard of it. Probably would have still have the sweater, but in the spring of my Senior year my siamese cat ate large gaping holes in it and I had to throw it away! I am again wearing the green wool sox (made by Jantzen) that went with my pep club outfit. They also surfaced at the time of the big move and, being in really good shape, I have put them to use again after 50 years - they still keep my feet warm!!! They lived in the old cedar chest along with the bomb and the hat all that time. I still have one Bomber grandchild. He participates in the RHS Marching Band and Jazz Band. Doug's (Falcon '81) son Mitch Coates just returned from southern California where the RHS band marched in the Holiday Bowl Parade and then played in the Holiday Bowl. The entire band greeted the new millennium at Disneyland!! What a memorable time it was for Mitch and all his friends. Long live the Bombers! -Kay Mitchell Coates (52) ******************************************** >>From: Dore Tyler (53) Re "Dan Patch" and the railroad platform I don't remember a railroad platform. Did I miss something all those years ('44 - ~'60, and still returning.) Regards, -DT (aka Dore Tyler '53) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) TO Connie Madron Hall (60) Thanks for remembering me as the old person taking you to Seattle. Yes, I loved to watch the Bombers in basketball. I'm trying to remember what did happen but it's been a few years. Those ham and cheese sandwiches were from Tastee Freeze. I ran the food part from '60 to the spring of '64 after going to CBC part time and then left to go to Central Washington to finish college. Yes, there was a way we did the Ham that made the sandwiches great. We bought Morrell canned ham and took the ham and sliced it as thin as you can and just put it on the grill where the heat can come up throughout the ham. Have the bun toasted on a grill. That's it and I have made those at some of my family gatherings. I remember serving you and John many times. I have gone back to Tastee Freeze and ate and it surely not the same food. The food place now is an expresso place. I'm friends with Judy Pearson (54) who lives in Phoenix and may get down there this next year. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) & Jon Hudspeth (52) To Marilyn Richey (53) So glad to hear from you here at the Sandstorm. Whether you know it or not you have traveled all over the world. (And then again maybe you really have.) Whenever we asked about you the answers we got was "she is living ------". of course it was always a different place. By's burgers was my all time favorite, But no one has mentioned the next all time favorite, Cowboy Steak Sandwich, you made them at Tastee Freeze. After we left Richland and came back to visit my parents The first day back we had to go to Tastee Freeze to get one. Sure was disappointed when we came back and it was closed. Happy New Year One and All!!! -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) & Jon D. Hudspeth (52) ******************************************** >>From: John Zilar (57) This is a reply to Marlene Maness (57)... I too can remember Larry Murphy and Dick Zilar (54) playing "Lady of Spain" on the accordion. Dick was my older brother. I was always carted off to some recital where he and Larry were the featured players. "Lady of Spain," to me was a "grin and bear it!" Mom and Dad always looked for me to become the third son to play the accordion of which I never mastered. Thanks for the memory! Dick was a great guy and a wonderful brother! -John Zilar (57) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson (60) Re: Seattle Times All-Century Sports Teams As reported by Mike Franco (70) the Seattle Times prepared a list of the century's greatest sports teams/players/coaches. You can link to the various stories (there are quite a few) by going to the Times' sports page and following the side-bar links. I have saved the stories, so if they are no longer available on-line, let me know and I'll forward them to you. The reason that so many really great *high school* athletes have been left off the list is that some feather-headed editor at the Times decided: "How the players were picked: .... Players' accomplishments after high school were weighed heavily....." How what players accomplished AFTER high school could possibly affect their reputations as high school players is beyond me. (Given that criterion I suppose that Ted Bundy would have to be considered the "Player of the Century" if he played *any* sport while he was in high school.) Oh well.... -Richard Anderson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Mattson (64) Christmas tree forts. We would look for trees blocks away, dragging them behind bikes. Easy prey were the rather lack luster attempts to horde less than a dozen trees to stack. A raid wasn't taken lightly though. We would expect them to claim theirs, but to no avail. Once a fort had taken hold, a truly cool one lasted for several weeks. I don't know how they finally disappeared, but they did. I'm wondering if they still happen. I hope they do. Yes, skate keys on a string, thanks for that one. How about the favorite object to use for tossing playing hop scotch? Nothing beat a short chain, well? I always had to look around for something, anything. later, -tuna Bob 64 ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Pat Turner (88) You are right about Sambos being Bananas at one time. As I recall, it was Sambos, Bananas and then Sterlings. Don't know when the Dennys came into play, but, hey, could have been. Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger (65) Class of '65: Our 35th reunion is being held the weekend of August 11, 12,13. Call the Richland Red Lion (aka Hanford House, aka Desert Inn) for reservations. The next planning meeting is Thursday, January 20th, 7PM, 308 Shaw St., 375-4797. Any and all are welcome to attend. Any requests for activities, etc.? -Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger (65) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dodson Stedman (66) RE: All Bomber Reunion To all former Songleaders, Cheerleaders, Drill Team Members and Pep Club Participants!! I got caught up in reading Kathie Roe's enthusiastic call for participants in the basketball tournament scheduled for the All Bomber Reunion and e-mailed her saying that I would be willing to "help" with rounding up the cheering squad. Well before I knew it she had delegated the WHOLE JOB TO ME. (I think she must be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company or something --such great delegation skills). So for all of you out there who fit the call -- please e-mail me your names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, year of graduation, what role you were in from the list above and at least ONE idea about how you see the All Bomber Reunion Pep Squad turning out for this event!! I figure there is safety in numbers and NO I DON'T FIT INTO MY SONG LEADER OUTFIT ANYMORE EITHER SO WHO CARES? -Lynn Dodson Stedman '66 ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To Sherri Daugherty Cooper (67): Hi Sherri. Did you ever consider planting an acre of that land in corn for the chips? To Kim Edgar Leeming (79): Yes, last six months of my senior year. There was 1500 people there then. Crazy Eriks was our Zip's. Silverdale was little more than Crazy Eriks and a mom and pop store. Hard to believe. There was only the old two lane highway all the way to Bremerton. I lived in the Poulsbo projects (old Navy housing) before graduating. I had been raised in a three bedroom pre-fab, so that was like old home week. My folks eventually moved to Gamblewood. Met some great guys while going to school there... and this really cute girl (Brenda Dahl NKH 68). My brother, Roger (NKH almost 72), got up real early in the morning to help bake the bread before it became famous - is it famous? At least the bakery is still there - whew! I saw that the old movie theater, The House Mouse, is now a clothing store. Bummer! To Jim Felder (67) re: Sambos Hi Jim. I still have this Sambos wooden coin about the size of a Kennedy half dollar, like the old Tenino wooden nickel - huh? It was good for a 10 cent cup of coffee. It is packed away near my daughter's place in Wenatchee. I will dig it up someday, scan it, and send it on it's way. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) To Jim Russell (58), et al, re: Sambo's Jim, I agree with you: The restaurant was called, simply, "Sambo's"; it was, however, based upon the children's book Little Black Sambo, serving, among other things I remember, "Tiger Butter." (Those who remember this favorite childhood story will recall that the tiger(s) in the story ran around and around and around in a circle until they melted into a giant pool of tiger butter.) Believe Sambo's was NOT unique to Richland, but actually a chain of restaurants, although I don't know how extensive a chain it was geographically. I thought it was eventually bought out by Denny's... -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Polk (70) Anyone follow the "Kennewick" Herald's Top 100 Sports Stories? Ray Mansfield (Kennewick) rated #1 over Gene Conley #2. Ed Troxel (Kennewick) rated over Art Dawald. Scot Pollard (Kamiakin)(and only one year at that) making the list and Ray Stein not making the list. I'm wondering if ANY Richland folks got to place their votes for this list. Any Bombers got a comment on this? -Rick Polk (70) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To Mike Davis (74): You are so funny. We did go back on Monday and it rained all day so the kids had to stay in every recess - what a joy. I need to call Jeannie and see if she is doing ok her first week back. Have a good 4 days and pray for freezing rain :) :) :) -Diane Hartley 72 ******************************************** >>From: Jean Albaugh McKnight (72) RE: Bergdahl Hill To Mike Franco (70): Add Jeff, Jim and Jean Albaugh (1737 Davison) to the list of Bergdahl hill regulars. We cut through the Glovers' and Railes' yards to get there. I don't remember the Bergdahls ever complaining about the kids. How could they? It was tradition. As I recall, you had to arrive early because the snow was usually gone by noon. What fun we had on that hill. -Jean Albaugh McKnight (72) ******************************************** >>From: Doug Lemke (77) RE: Sambo's To: Pat Turner (88), Darren McIntyre (82), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74): I've been following the entries regarding Sambo's and need to put in my two cents. My family moved to Richland in '75 when my dad (Ken) took over the Sambo's as manager/owner. My mom, sister (Terri '78) and brother (Dave '80) all worked there from 1975 to 1980. The Sambo's chain went under in '81-'82. I believe the CEO embezzled corporate moneys and then went Chapter 7. The location on GWWay was Sambo's then Banana's and now of course Sterlings. It has never been a Denny's. The only Denny's on G- way was built in the corner of the uptown in late seventies. That's along walk from the Hanford House, Darren. Anyway this should clear things up. To: Phil Jones (69) You probably don't remember me, but I was in Park City, UT from '81-'83 and met you through my roommates Kevin Tucker and Tim Montgomery. Dave Anderson and Cody Bohnam were there too. (All four Hanford HS grads for those reading along). Anderson and I worked at the Victorian Rest. in PC which was run by the people at the Wasatch Front. You were the manager there, right? That's probably how we got hired. That was a bizarre place to work. I think I was the only employee to last the whole season. The perks were just too good to give up. I recall a few good times at the Wasatch too. -Doug Lemke '77 ******************************************** >>From: Laura Mumper Dugas (86) Hi everybody. I've been reading for a while and I just wanted to say that it makes being so far away a little easier. I live in Michigan now and have wonderful memories of Richland. -Laura Mumper Dugas '86 ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notices scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 Shelley Dalen, Class of 1974 Susan Holden Volmer, Class of 1950 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/7/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck (51), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Bill Hoyle (58), Larry Mattingly (60), Roxanne Knutson (62), Carol Converse (64), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Gay Wear (69), Phil Jones (69), Vicki Owens (72), Jim Rice (75), Kellie Walsh (77), Maria Tinoco (85), Tracy Coates (85), Jim Moran (87), Kami Galloway (91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) RE: Sambo's The reminders of Sambo's restaurant caused me to go looking for our copy of the Little Black Sambo book, given to my husband in 1937. I found the book, though not in good condition, it is still very readable. Inside the book was a clipping from an antique place in Vermont asking $110 for a copy of the book in good condition. Also in the book was a menu from Sambo's restaurant. The most expensive item on the menu was New York Cut Steak at $2.45; Sambo burger for 55 cents; and Sambo cakes/one egg/two strips of bacon/with tiger butter for 85 cents. Such a deal. By the way, a cup of coffee was 10 cents. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Hi Bombers...... Does anyone out there remember the big bonfire at the top of the hill over the Bomber Bowl? It was done as part of Homecoming and then the Snake Dance through town followed. I was wondering if this is still the tradition? I will be surprised if they still let students do this but it was such great fun, just remembering. I still have my gold chrysanthemum (Mum) pressed in a scrapbook that they gave out at Homecoming with a big green R in the middle made out of pipe cleaner. We made floats in the back parking lot of the school for the big parade. Remember? anyone.............. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin, 55 ******************************************** >>From: Bill Hoyle (58) This is fantastic!!!! I just got on the internet and my old friend, Dennis Barr (58) hooked me up and I have really enjoyed reliving some of the "Deeds" we all lived through in good old Richland. I'M Bill Hoyle, class of '58 currently living in Phoenix during the winters. Please write me and I will get back to you. How in the H*** could they leave Ray Stein of the "All Century" team!!!! -Bill Hoyle (58) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) To Donna Woods (64) Your mention of the Rainbow gas station set me to remembering. Mr. Potts had the station at Casey and Comstock. I never did know his first name, everybody just called him "Potts". Your dad Bill(?), and Mr. Moyers used to work there. I can still remember the grumbling when we used some of their tools to fix or adjust our bikes. But as long as we put them back they never refused us. They were all nice guys and really believed in customer service. For $2 worth the gas they would wash the window, and check the oil and tires. I bought the first gas I ever bought when I started driving from them, at 16.9 cents a gallon. Mr. Potts was a real "Georgia Cracker" and I can hear him telling my dad how glad he was going to be, to be moving back there. There was another Rainbow station next to the Village Theater on GWWay. Last night my wife came home from work, looked out the window and saw me leaning on a shovel and staring into the distance. She came out to see if I was OK. I had picked up a shovel to uncover an electric line I was working on, and discovered it was the 50 year old coal shovel from our "B" house. I just got lost thinking about the coal furnaces of my childhood in Richland. Shovel the coal in and shovel the ashes out. The ashes went into a short can. If you didn't "bank" it right at night you had to completely restart the fire in the morning. I can even remember the brand. It was a Waterman, from someplace in Ohio. You had to leave the basement window unlocked to get coal delivered. That night you had to wash down the basement floor or have coal dust tracked all over the house. If you shut the furnace down too fast when it was hot, it popped back and blew soot all over the basement. It was a real art to know just how far to turn the little chain control lever. The wooden grates over the cold air returns in the floors are probably priceless antiques by now. Just last week I heard the teenager son of a friend of mine complaining about having to walk across the room to turn the heat up. How times have changed. -Larry Mattingly (60) "Happiness is the sky in bloom" ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) Talking about forts being built, I thought our neighborhood was the only one making forts. That was the most fun in the summer months. It was really the boys thing to do but I always wanted to go too. We would take shovels, jugs of water, and you name it to the field. We would build out of fallen trees between Van Giesen and Symons, GWWay and Jadwin. Some were quite elaborate. actual log cabins. You wonder what happened to them? After a few weeks the fire department would come and burn them down. Being a Gov't town probably thought they would be held accountable if some one got hurt. Fireman would say they were a fire hazard. How many kids remember when you would have a little tiff w/ their best friend and want that person to leave their yard? Their reply was usually the same. "You can't kick me out, it's government property!" Several Bombers have brought up the roller skate key. Would you believe I found mine last summer in a old bushel basket. The string was literally rotten. How many Richland families during the early years had farewell picnics for out going neighbors and another picnic to welcome in the new neighbor the next week. I lived on Johnston Ave and - like all blocks - had compound areas for playing behind the houses. We would take tables out in the middle for potluck dinners on both occasions. The whole block would participate. What fun! Well we all have survived the first week of the new century and I want to wish everyone the best in 2000. See you at the reunion in June. -Roxanne Knutson Short [62] ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) There has been a lot of talk about the Pep Club and their colors. As I remember, the sweaters were white and the skirts green. There was the bomb on the back and probably lettering of some sort, probably in gold on the front. Am I way off? Of course, this was back in the early 60's. Perhaps the gloves were gold also. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Carol -- I remember nothing on the front of the white sweater except a tiny pep club pin. Big green/gold "R" on the back -- I still have mine -- and a green/white Drill Team sleeve patch that I still have, too. Maybe I'll scan them one day soon. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) I remember going down the hill to tastee freeze on a summer afternoon after a swim at the pool. Sunburned shoulders, chilly and hot and tired and hungry, there was nothing like a diptop cone. Sometimes if I had the change(!) I could also get some fries. That's my best memory as a kid of the wonderful Tastee Freeze. -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** >>From: Gay Wear Miller (69) RE: Sambos There still is a Sambo's restaurant in Lincoln City, Oregon. It used to be the place to go, but no more.... the food was questionable... and the waitress dropped a sausage link on the floor and then picked it up and served it to a patron.... I decided it was not the place to eat anymore. Also... would love to hear war stories about my Brother, Brad Wear, class of 71, as he is very tight lipped about his days as a teen... hummmmm, I wonder why???? Keep it clean as my folks are on line to this site also... Thanks... -Gay Wear Miller (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) I've been out of commission for Christmas vacation so I finally got caught up on the Holiday editions of the Sandstorm. To Mike Franco 70 Sorry to miss you at the Crier. Too many conflicting things going on that weekend. (do you think I should just mail the $6.39 you claim I owe you from 1978, or can I buy you something nice the next time you come to town?) But thanks for the alert on the high school all-century team. I agree with Richard Anderson 60, who questioned the use of post high school accomplishments as a standard for selection. As I reviewed the list, all but a couple had NBA experience. In my mind, not having played in the NBA in no way diminishes the high school careers of Ray Stein or Bird Neill (and even Kellerman, who I think did play some European pro ball) Stein not being on the all 100 "Mid- Columbia" list is also a joke. They did however list, as number 3 or so, Drew Bledsoe on the "Mid-Columbia" team. They must have determined that Bledsoe once drove through Kennewick to justify his inclusion. (with Bledsoe on the list then why not Mike Murr?) All these lists have certainly been a nice catalyst for conversation, however. To Mike Davis 74 Jeez big-guy, don't be so quick to rough- up my old third baseman, Larry Chapin, for some minor mistakes during his very first offering to the website. Let him get a little warmed up before you pound him with too many tips. Maybe just start with the reminder of his graduation year and then ease into the other stuff? [Note about Larry's class year: Larry's Sandstorm 'entry' came from a Bomber Alumni GUEST BOOK - it's wasn't (I'm sure) intended initially for the Sandstorm as I'm sure Larry didn't even KNOW about the Sandstorm when he wrote in the Guest Book.... the 2 question marks in parenthesis after his name were MINE. It was ME who did not know his class year. I'm pretty sure he knows his class year. -Maren] To Marlene Maness Isom Mulch 57 Yup, we have mentioned Korten's but it's fun to revisit those memories. In about 1965, Korten's was the place to be on social Saturday morning. "Be there or be square" kind of deal. The little booths to listen to the 45's was great but then again I just learned how to use those nifty machines to play samples of cd's in the current music stores. By the way, Marlene, I hope you aren't in a role where you have to sign a lot of autographs. To Sherri Daugherty Cooper 67 The person the talk to about the roller rink dances is Rich Crigler. (or Jim McDonald if you could find him) To Marilyn Richey 53 I'm assuming you are the one and only Marilyn Richey who could really chuck the softball. How would you have enjoyed the opportunities that Title-IX opened to women athletes? My dad, Jimmy Jones, a pretty fair pitcher himself who played with Don, says hi. To Doug Lemke 77 Doug, nice to hear from you. Yes, I was the General Manager of the Wasatch Front in Salt Lake. (a huge bar and restaurant with a great patio that seated 200 people) The group of owners, against my advice by the way, took on the Victorian at Shadow Ridge in Park City for one winter. So, Kevin Tucker (who I saw on the golf coarse last week with Mike Neidhold), Tim Mongomery, Dave Anderson, Cody Bonham and you, I guess, all showed up in their new and distinguished roles as "ski-bums" I had coached those guys at Hanford High in baseball in the late 70's, so I was a great connection for them to use to get a job in Utah. Unfortunately, they had a mission to pay me back (in a most congenial fashion) for any running or other physical exertion that I had ever demanded of them on the diamond by dragging me up the Park City slopes and skiing me into the ground. What a great time it looked like you guys had that winter. (Utah absolutely had the best looking women on the planet) I had a great life there. I had free use to a condo at Park City complete with hot tub, free food and cocktails via room service from the restaurant downstairs and a season ski pass at Park City. So, I too made sure I stayed in good graces to keep those perks. I don't believe the place made a dime however, oddly enough. It's been a great life so far, I'll tell ya. Thanks for the contact and tell any of those bandits that you might see, hello from me. -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) It's always great to "hear" from the Hudspeths. They're the ones who connected me to the Sandstorm in March. Have you ever heard of next door neighbors who live 11,000 miles away? Well, that's what the Hudspeths are to me, and I truly appreciate them. Thinking about Pep Club brought back great memories. By 1972 we were in white short sleeve sweaters with a green and gold "R" on the back and short green skirts. But we also had snazzy gold wool jackets, of the same design as the Cheerleaders' green jackets. And don't forget those saddle shoes. Oooooeeee, were we gorgeous, or what?! What amazes me is how we wore those diminutive mini skirts to those VERY chilly football games. Brrrrrzy! I might be able to squeeze into my old skirt vertically, but would die of embarrassment horizontally. :-) Thinking about Pep Club, has anyone mentioned Guardian Angels? I don't know how long that lasted, but it was one of the most fun aspects of being in Pep Club. Some time around the beginning of basketball season we were grouped into threes, then assigned a guy from the squad (player, coach or manager) to be "secret pals" to. My, but we had fun dreaming up creative ways to bless those guys. Baking brownies, decorating lockers, even sneaking little gifts into their homes. Of course it was MOST fun when you were NEARLY caught! Here it is 30 years later, and I can still remember that I was the guardian angel to Pat Hoke (72) one year, and Coach Teverbaugh the other. I'm trying to remember who was on my Guardian Angel squad, but seem to remember Lynne Delvin (72) and Carolyn McVicker (72) one year, and Janice Bunch Maki (72) and Sharon Greer Bixler (72) the other. Am I close, girls? I don't have high hopes of getting home for R2K, since we'll still teaching into July, but I'll be with you in my dreams! Thanks to Maren, Gary, and ALL you good Bombers who keep the green and gold glowing! -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) Re: Sambos (aka Dennys) That young whippersnapper, Doug Lemke (77), sure sounds like he must know what he's talking about. But either I'm getting old and losing my memory, or something, but I woulda swore that Boog was right, and that it was Denny's during the mid-70s. We used to go down and watch the bug light outside (when things got REALLY boring on a summer night). Let's take it to a vote. -Jim Rice '75 ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) To: Jean Albaugh McKnight (72) RE: Bergdahl Hill You mentioned cutting through the Glover's and Raile's yards on Davison to get to the infamous hill. Well you must have had to cut through OUR yard, at the top of the hill behind Glover's House on Hunt Street. We lived right on the Point, in between the Foster's (Connie and Lucy) and the Evan's (Gina). Kinda fun to read about all those who loved the legendary hill. Other regulars of the hill were the Filips (Mary, Matt and Jeff) and the Colemans (Frank, Scott, Linda, David and Jim). We all had a blast. I seem to remember building ramps of snow near the bottom for lift-off purposes when sliding down on an inner tube. Gosh those were fun times .... -Kellie Walsh Patterson, '77 ******************************************** From the RHS Alumni Guest Book: >>Record 245 Name: Maria E. Tinoco (85) Referred by: From a Friend From: Miami, Florida Time: 2000-01-05 20:36:44 Comments: I graduated from Richland in 1985. I am looking forward to keeping in contact with the alumni. Thanks. -Marie Tinoco (85) ******************************************** From the RHS Alumni Guest Book: >>Record 244 Name: Tracy Coates Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Reno, NV Time: 2000-01-04 06:44:03 Comments: Class of 85. -Tracy Coates (85) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Moran (87) I have enjoyed reading a lot about Tastee-freez. It brought back the memories of working there when Mr. Dodge and his wife owned it. They were truly the kindest people I have ever known. I remember around Christmas, his wife was battling cancer, and they were facing huge medical costs. But Mr. Dodge found enough money to give us a Christmas bonus. Also, I remember hearing the roar from the crowd from as the Bombers made a touch down.... That's about as close to football games as I got. (Or basketball) I never had the luxury of having Friday nights off. For me, working while going to high school was not a choice. Tastee-freez was the last small bit of "Richlandcana". It sadness me to see it go. -Jim Moran 86-87 ******************************************** From the RHS Alumni Guest Book: >>Record 249 Name: Kami Galloway Cornwall ('91) From: Pick a state...I've probably lived there a year or two. Time: 2000-01-06 00:14:31 Comments: Well where are all the graduates from 1991? I only see Raj... who hasn't changed a bit. Our ten-year is next year, so let's get with it! I won't attempt to re-cap the last 9 years of my life because there's too much. I'm currently back in Pullman finishing my BA in Fine Art, newly married, no kids, and wondering what has become of the rest of you. I was never "popular" but never quite the brunt of every joke either. I hope I didn't make any enemies while I was at RHS. I'd like to think we were all pretty good friends despite our "bratty" moments. I know I had mine. I really wish there was a way we could access our yearbooks through this webpage somehow. Pictures would be nice to jog our memories too. Well I'd love to hear from some of you so feel free to write to me. I still keep in touch with Charles Ballard, Tessa Bond, Kara Olson, Ylana Mazurkeiwicz, and a few others. I'm still searching for some long lost friends so if you remembered me at all, send me a note! -Kami Galloway Cornwall (91) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/8/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 27 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Pearson (50), Ralph Myrick (51), Dick Epler (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Annie Parker (57), Kathy Miller (58), Bill Moyers (60), Jan Nelson (60), Roger Fishback (62), Gary Behymer (64), Linda Reining (64), Leona Eckert (65), Myra Weihermiller (67), Penny McAllister (67), Tony Dirienzo (67), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Phil Jones (69), Michael Figg (70), Diane Hartley (72), Doug Payne (73), Greg Alley (73), Terry Cole (73), Mike Davis (74), Jim Rice (75), Doug Lemke (77), Dave McAdie (79), Lanette Powell (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) To Carol Converse Maurer (64) As I recall our Pep club uniform was a green skirt, gold sweater with a green edged gold bomb with an "R" in the middle patch. We had green beanie-like hats, wore saddle shoes - don't remember the socks - I have many pictures of the Pep Club "gals" in parades, marching at football and basketball games 1/2 times, etc. I was sorry to hear that the Pep Club had somehow gone out of style. We had a great time the years I was there. -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Can any one out in Bomber land help me with this question. Was the ashes that were found floating down the Columbia River the other day was Norman Howard, that graduated in l951? Evidently, this Norman died in l996. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) RE: Bonfires and Snake Dances For: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) who asked about Bonfires and Snake Dances Jeff Curtis (69) once remarked in these pages that we only get a few "firsts" in life and he seemed to imply that the emotions of those moments often stay with us forever. He was referring to his first slow dance (Bobby Vinton's Blue Velvet) at a sock hop at Chief Jo while in the seventh grade. I remember, as I read, identifying a lot with the emotional descriptions of his first encounter with a "grownup" girl. For me, another such moment was the bonfire and snake dance associated with the 1950 homecoming football game. In those days, I was the new kid on the block, having just moved to Richland, and I think some of the girls were curious about this guy who looked like he should be somewhat sophisticated, but who, in reality, was extremely shy. It seems I have always put the women I know on a pedestal, which, of course, severely stunted my social development. And so it was that I was a Junior in High School before I would ever experience my first slow dance. I suppose that, in modern times, I would be suspected of gay tendencies, but nothing could have been further from the truth. I was simply a little romantic (idealistically so) and very private. I still am, and so I'm afraid I won't be able to do much justice to my snake dance memory, ala Jeff Curtis, but here's what I can tell you. My being shy meant that it was up to the girls to set up the encounter. Somehow it became known that the pretty, vivacious, Miss Mary Boisoneau (53) was to be my snake dance partner. We met, of course, at the big bonfire where we soon formed the snake for our journey through town. By coincidence, this was the opening night of the new Uptown Theater, and so we made a point of winding our snake through the first showing. I still recall that the picture playing was "The Petty Girl," staring Bob (whathisname ... I always confused him with Ray Miland and now that's the only name that comes to mind). Eventually, we wound our way back to the football stands where we held hands through most of the game. I liked football, but for the life of me I can't remember who was playing. The gentle touch of her hand and the occasional closeness of her body drove me wild ... and, I'm afraid, it took my speech away in the process. After the game, I took her home in my 1941 Willy's Americar, and left her at her door without saying more than a few dozen words and, alas, without the experience of a goodnight kiss. After that, I think the word got around that I was a rather strange duck and someone to avoid if you wanted any action. As I say, my social development was severely retarded. Nevertheless, all such similar memories, though devoid of any real sex, are still magical to me as I continued to fantasize about the girl who might become my soul mate. Eventually, one of my classmates, the very lovely Miss Madelyn Hinson (52), took enough interest in me to overlook my shyness. Even so, we had a long engagement that endured only because she seemed to know me better than I knew myself. She still does... we recently celebrated our 45th Wedding Anniversary. -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Carol Hollingworth (55) Yes when I was in RHS every year at Homecoming there was a parade through downtown Richland with floats and the band, pep club marching. There was a bon fire and then the snake dance. I do remember one year after the Uptown movie opened the snake dance went through the movie place and Mr. Stiles who managed the place also had a stroke as they had to stop the movie until the entire snake dance got finished. At that time, when you were working on building a float at homecoming or when working decorating the Junior/ Senior could you wear a pair of jeans on the grounds of the school. As soon as you finished doing that you had to change back into a skirt. How times have changed for the kids of today. The kids today have a lot more pressure in the things need to fit into their little circles. There were clicks even in those days but in a different way. The person who said tastee-freez is closed is wrong. They are open but not like they were back when Parker Hanson and his wife ran the place. I worked at tastee-freez from 62-64 and worked for Harold and Lenora Kreses and then they sold in about 1967 or around that time. They were opened til 10:00 pm every day. Now it is opened only til 400pm. Keep bringing up these subjects Carol. By the way the original Pep Club sweaters were gold with the green Bomber on the front of sweater. I guess later the sweaters were white. And to Phil Jones (69): Yes I am the one who played softball for many years and yes it would have been nice to gotten a full ride to college to chuck softball. Say hi to your dad as he was one of the best in this state pitching softball in his hey day. -Marilyn Richey 53 ******************************************** >>From: Annie Parker Hoyle (57) Hi: In the 50's when I was in Pep Club we had gold, long sleeve, itchy sweaters with a big green Bomb emblem on the front that said Pep - with gold socks that matched the sweater and black and white saddle shoes. We had green skirts (I think). Does any one else remember if we had green skirts? We also had a drill team that marched at half time. I don't have my Pep Club sweater but I still have my Carmichael Junior High Blue and White Cheerleader sweater. Fun times...... Does anyone know where Betty "Doc" Stroup (57) is or what she is doing? -Annie Parker Hoyle (57) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Miller Cotton (58) It's interesting to read the memories and find that the author is a "snowbird" writing from Phoenix. It would be fun to find out how many of our classmates are spending their winters there. My guess is a lot from the class of '58 or so back. Since I'm still part of the working crowd, it certainly makes me envious. -Kathy Miller Cotton '58 ******************************************** >>From: Bill Moyers (60) To Larry Mattingly (60): Re: Potts I was pleased to see that you remembered my dad, "Smokey" Moyers working for Potts at the little Rainbow gas station at Casey and Comstock. He worked there part-time to help ends meet; his regular full time job was driving the Hanford buses. He and Potts were great pals, and went fishing together a often as possible, usually to Twin Lakes. Potts' first name was Furman. Potts came from Moultrie, Ga. and was quite a character; always had some good southern humor and redneck stories that would really make us laugh!. After years at the little station, he moved his business to the Rainbow station on GWWay, just north of the Village Theater, and got heavy into the tire business, as well as gasoline and service. I worked there part-time also during my senior RHS year and my CBC years, along with my Dad, Larry Williamson, and Jim Smith, alias "Smitty", ('59 maybe?). Potts' nephew, Horace Clark moved from Georgia and worked there with us for a couple of years also. Potts later went back to his beloved southern roots in Georgia. Last time I corresponded with him, (about 10 years ago) he was retired, living on about 40 acres near Moultrie, and raising a few cattle. He occasionally came back to visit in Richland, maintained some contacts there, and usually visited with my Dad, Larry Williamson, and others when in town. -Bill Moyers (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jan Nelson (60) RE: Memories When I read how people go on and on about the memories, I wonder. But I just did it. One leads to another and another. Great site, I check it every day. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Patti Cruse (59)? We met in college at Central and several of us still get together. My memory of the pep club uniform for the basketball season in 58'-59' was a white skirt, a white shirt with roll up sleeves and a green felt vest that I think we made. No hems, just cut it out and sew the sides together. The bomb emblem was on the back and I think our name was on the front. The football uniform was a green pleated skirt with the gold sweater. Probably the gold gloves. I had the sweater up until a few years ago. Can't keep everything. Think I still have my clip-on skates but no key. Anyway want to get rid of their key? I also have a pair of shoe skates with the key, that I got in Junior High. Loved going to the roller rink on Saturday morning. The smell of the wood floor or was it the stinky skates that you rented until you got your own. Also remember the coal furnace and the delivery. The furnace was huge and a favorite memory was when Grandpa came over and would pop popcorn in a wire basket through the door of the coal furnace. Yikes, all that radioactive coal releasing heat. Maybe it didn't sit around the area too long before delivery. The coal was delivered in our "F" house, through the small window in the front of the house. The house would shake when the coal came into the basement. And I remember how dirty the floor was and we couldn't get to our play house in the dirt part of the basement until Mom got the floor scrubbed. The basement was half complete and the rest dirt. My dad dug out the rest of the basement by buckets. I remember a bucket line going up the stairs. We all helped. Took years. In the meantime, we had the play house in the part that was almost dug out. Rugs on the dirt. At times, it was a restaurant, a store and a chemistry lab where I had my microscope and chemistry set. Used to collect water out of the Welsian Pond and made permanent slides of the little microscopic creatures in the water. Some got pretty scary looking. Kortens on Saturday morning. Forgot about that. I think one of my first records was "Sixteen Tons" with Tennessee Ernie Ford. My first LP was Lonnie Donnigan. Great memories. Thanks -Jan Nelson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) I am looking for an e-mail address for Jerry Free (62). He lives in the Seattle area. If anyone knows his whereabouts or his e-mail address, please let me know. Haven't seen him for a few years. Thanks -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Any of you ever notice the 'URL' address on the Class of 1967? When I built some of the early class pages I was choosing names of neighbors, teachers and friends. Jane Harty, Class of 1967, was our neighbor on Hains. What a treasure she was/is.., even though I have not seen her since 1977 or so... Here is whom Jane Harty became... WAY TO GO! Sir Hamilton Harty - Irish Songs Jane Harty is the grand-niece of Sir Hamilton Harty. Known for the depth of her musical insight, she is an active and diverse recitalist of solo and chamber music. She holds a D.M.A. degree from the University of Southern California and attended L'Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. Ms. Harty is currently on the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University and is the Music Director of the ArtsWest Concert Series in Seattle, Washington. Picture of Jane at this site. Anders Marshall, soprano, has since 1995 been a member of the Northwest Boy Choir, with which he has served fre-quently as a soloist. He has also in solo engagements with the Seattle Symphony under Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Pro Musica under Karen Thomas, and the Choir of the West under Richard Sparks. With the boy choir he has toured the Eastern U.S., Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria. In Spring 1999, he appeared as Willie in the University of Washington’s production of Kurt Weill’s "Street Scene." In the fall of 1999 he will appear as one of the three spirits in Seattle Opera’s "Magic Flute." He is the son of Ronald Marshall and Jane Harty. Jane is the oldest of 6 Richland Bomber children of William and Virginia Harty. The others are Mike, Patrick, Wendy, David (Digs) & Mary Alice (Tina). If you live in the Seattle area... take time to see one of her productions. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) Been reading about the memories of "Sambo's" and was explaining the story to my kids ---- we looked on the Barnes and Noble web page and found 10 books about "Little Black Sambo"--they are written by Helen Bannerman and range in price from $29.95 down to $4.96; there are also two versions available for "download" and they are $1.56 and $1.99. Was pleasantly surprised to find that they are still around and might just have to purchase one, as my kids just didn't get the concept ---- looses something in the translation. :) glad to see that Y2K was a "bust" ---- can't keep Bombers down, at least not for long. :) Happy millennium, even though it actually starts in 2001! :) -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ******************************************** >>From: Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) Hi all. To end the debate, I went to the horses' mouth. The Sterling Restaurant has never been a Denny's. The owner of Sterlings told me the site originally had a rainbow gas station. From that it became a Sambo's Restaurant, then Banana's, and then, the current Sterlings. Denny's has always been in its current building on the corner of GWW and Williams. Hope this helps. -Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy '65 ******************************************** >>From: Myra Weihermiller Bake (67) to Lloyd Swain 66 I don't recall any saluting (still searching those memory cells) but I do recall throwing you over my shoulder and lifting you up? I think it was during rehearsal for Lil Abner. Something to do with the Sadie Hawkins day chase sequence. The thespian experience. We can say that we co-starred with Terrance Knox [aka Terry Davis (65)]. -Myra Weihermiller Bake (67) ******************************************** >>From: Penny McAllister D'Abato (67) RE: Artic Circle Yum I remember Artic Circle hamburgers..... Sue Olson and I use to go there whenever we could. Happy New Year to everyone..... See nothing happened!!! -Penny McAllister D'Abato class of 67 ******************************************** From the RHS Alumni Guest Book: >>Name: Tony Dirienzo From: pittsburgh pa Time: 2000-01-07 17:08:12 Comments: Hi any one from the class of 67. Was just fooling around with my wife's new computer and thought it would be interesting to see if anyone else was out there. I've lived in Pittsburgh for 18 years now, have four daughters and one granddaughter. Work for USAirways for 21 years. Think it would be cool to see how others are doing and where they live now. Have a good day. -Tony Dirienzo (67) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) Being in Pep Club and Drill Team was one of the highlights of my 2 year tenure at Col Hi. One thing I remember very distinctly was that pantyhose were a relatively new phenomenon and we girls were in seventh heaven when we realized that we wouldn't have to wear those short, short flippy skirts and show white, white legs. The only downside was having to sit in the row behind the basketball players. Stinko-city!! Regarding Saturday morning social scenes: another hot spot was (believe it or not) the public library where, if you were female, you HAD to show up in Levi's cords and hair rollers. The definition of "cool" certainly varies from generation to generation, huh?! -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Larry Mattingly 60 My memory has the name on the coal furnace in our "B" house as Waterbury- Steamie" or something like that, instead of Waterman. I can't swear to it, however. To Vicki Owens 71 Your recollection of the Guardian Angels brought back great memories. During my high school years it wasn't just hoopsters who receive the special treatment either. I remember waking up to a colorfully decorated yard on fall Friday mornings in 68 and 69, complete with signs and ribbons, balloons and whatever. The effort to decorate the yard of each kid on a football team was impressive. Those kids really put in a lot time and effort into decorations, cookies, locker decorations and gifts. I never found out who my Guardian Angels were but I sure enjoyed it and appreciated their efforts. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Michael Figg (70) To Jean Albaugh McKnight (72), and everyone else on Bergdahl Hill I'm surprised that Jean, having grown up on Davison, didn't mention all of the other Davison St. crowd that gathered on Bergdahl Hill. What seems strange to me is that we all new it as Bergdahl Hill, but to be it seemed like it was in the Salinas' yard. But as I said, there were many of us from Davison besides the Albaugh's, Glovers, and MacIntosh's. There were lots of Gustavsons, plus a few Deagans, Rathvons, Galbraths, Abrams, Shields and the Reases (can't forget the Reases at all). But they were very good days! -Michael Figg (70) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To: Vickie Owens 72 Hey you, I remember the Guardian Angel days. I do not remember who mine was just now. I am having a Senior moment. It was so fun, and we really did do a lot of neat stuff. I still have that Gold wool jacket, with a green smiley face on the pocket and the big "R" on the back. The skirt looks like a size 2. I have no clue how I stayed so thin and now I am so fat, and still need to loose 40 or so. Old age and sugar will do it every time. Thanks for the memories -Diane AKA: Bob Hope :) :) -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Doug Noblehorse (aka Doug Payne - '73) RE: Sambo's If memory serves correctly, Sambo's opened up on GWWay about Mar 1, 1973 -I was one of the original dishwashers (my first job, believe it or not) -the only other one I remember after all these years was Steve Minor, a fellow '73 Bomber. Whether or not the building existed before then or whether or not there was a restaurant in that location before then I can't say. All I do know is that Sambo's was brand spanking new when I started. I only worked there for a couple of months, though. -Doug Noblehorse (aka Doug Payne - '73) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Bob Mattson (64) The Alley neighborhood had the christmas tree forts. I don't remember who hauled those huge pile of trees away though. I hope Pat Turner (88) gives Mike Davis (74) a break. He obviously made his first mistake on the internet by thinking I was an expert. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Cole Main (73) RE: Building Forts The recent fort building memories mentioned have jogged my memory now. We lived on Abbott street for several years and my sister, Tracy, Judi Ell, Janet Ell, and I would build the best forts in the shelter belt. There was one time when one of the neighbors had a wooden picnic table that they said we could 'use'. We took the thing apart board by board and used the boards as a floor. I have no idea how we managed tearing it down because the oldest of us couldn't have been more than 9 or 10 years old. Well, the neighbor was furious, but let me tell you we had the best fort for blocks around. What a great place to play. We'd spend hours and hours in the shelter belt and the field next to it - all year round. A while back Judi Ell asked if anyone remembers the skating rink foundation in the field. I was never quite sure if that was what it was, but that was the talk at the time. I don't think it was an especially safe place to play because it had deep pits in between the concrete walls filled with tumbleweeds and other trash. Judi, I remember your Dad glued a nickel on to the door jam of your front door (he was always the jokester). Every time we'd come to your house we'd try to pry that nickel up. Is it still there? -Terry Cole Main (Class of '73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Enough about the Sambo's-Denny's-Bananas- Sterling connection. The Boog has spoken! (Jim Rice (75) understands) Boog says it was a Dennys at one time -enough said. Move on!!! -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) RE: my address Maren, My address, which was misprinted as in the 1/7 Alumni Sandstorm, Thanks. -Jim Rice 75 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bomber apologies for the error, Jim. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Doug Lemke (77) RE: Sambo's Some of you were asking about some Sambo's facts, so here are few. The restaurant chain was started in 1961 in Santa Barbara, CA. The original is still there today. The original owners were SAM Battistone Sr. and Lou BOnett. Hence the name Sambo's. They of course used the "little black sambo" character with the tiger and pancake thing as their marketing gimmick. The success of the first restaurant lead them to open more and by the mid- seventies they were nation wide. It was Sam Jr. that lead them down the drain, which was around 81-82. If I remember anything else, I will post it. -Doug Lemke '77 ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) Re: Sambos When we came to Richland in 1975, Sambo's and Smitty's (next to Bali Hi) were a couple of the best places to go - besides the Spudnut Shop of course - for breakfast. Richland proper did not have a Denny's. There was one down off 240 on Fowler by Columbia Center. Rainier Bank had built a drive up banking service out on the corner of Uptown (GWWay and Williams) and when their new building was opened directly across the street, the Uptown Merchants sold the corner where Denny's built their existing restaurant. Sambo's became Banana's (who completely remodeled it - especially the outside) and then became it's current Sterling's. It was interesting that last night my wife and her family went there for dinner after her Dad's retirement party and her comment was "It's exactly like Denny's"....................... I have not been able to find any of my old contacts who remember it ever being a Denny's though. So cast my vote "No" to Denny's. -Dave McAdie (79) ******************************************** >>From: Lanette Powell Empey (79) RE: Tastee Freeze, etc. [Note: Checked the ad in my '64 Columbian and the spelling is "tastee-freez" all lower case, too -- they've been ready for the internet for a long time. -Maren] Jan. 7, 2000 Kathy Feaster's Daughter: I am so glad Tastee Freeze is back! Thanks for telling us! That has been the traditional 'go-get-an-ice-cream-cone-after- your shot' spot for my kids since 1985, and since it changed we only went once. The ice cream wasn't the same. The kid's didn't even like the new stuff. I have been sad every time since. And now we can go again! That's a reason just to drive to Richland! Also, I have a 2" scar across my right knee from an afternoon at your mom's house when I was little. I am actually Jim's age and he was in my kindergarten class. I lived on McPherson and your mom lived in the south end of a B house on the 1500 block of Thayer. Your Grandma worked, as I recall and so we had to play outside. Anyway, the neighbors next door (which happened to be you, Diane Carpenter Kipp) had a little blow up wading pool with water in it and we sneaked into the pool when we thought no one was looking. There must have been a piece of glass poking up through the bottom of the pool because when I moved on my knees across the bottom of the pool all of a sudden there was blood in the water, and it was getting red fast. When I stood up, there was a 2" gash across my knee and it was bleeding pretty well. We were afraid that we would get into trouble because I bled in the pool so Jim and I ran around the neighborhood looking for a Band-Aid, didn't ask Carpenters, and I think Kathy couldn't find any in the house. Jim probably doesn't even remember me, I remember your mom as a cheerleader in ninth grade at Chief Jo, when I was in seventh grade. She was so 'mature'! Weren't we all in ninth grade! Bomber Cheers, -Powell (7-7-7-7-79!) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/9/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers and one NON Bomber today. Hugh Hinson (52), Janet Wilgus (59), Larry Mattingly (60), Kathy LeCount (62), Frank Osgard (63 Honorary), Linda Belliston (63), Gary Behymer (64), Jean Armstrong (64), Chuck Monasmith (65), Linda McKnight (65), Patti Snider (65), Richard St. John (65), Kathy Rathjen (66), Nola Alderman (69), Paul Tunnell (69), Mike Franco (70), Greg Alley (73), Christa Moore (75), Judi Ell (76), Julie Hamm (77), Tony Dirienzo (67-ANOTHER RHS) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To: Ralph Myrick (51): The Norm Howard of the class of 51 was a good friend of my brother, David (51), and myself. He died in California, and I think it was previous to 1996. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) Imagine that most folks on this planet think that a "Shelter Belt" is either something you wear, possibly while living in a shelter when you're down and out, some kind of protection from a social disease, or a funny name for a really toxic concoction at the local pub. Anyhow, those of us who were kids on the windy side of atomic city know that it was a great place to play-- leave notes under rocks for our buddies (Mary Ogston, always in my heart,) hunker down and read "True Story" and movie mags or just hang out away from the house. Isn't it amazing how "underprivileged" we were and how much fun (memories, too) we made out of nothing. As I recall, the Shelter Belt was also a great place for lighting up the Camel's or Lucky's we squirreled from our parents' supply, like they wouldn't notice... yeah. RE: Pep Club Reminiscences Ya - you betcha. Pep Club for us late 50's club girls was a gold sweater, with the bomb appliqué - said "Pep" on it, a white collar ("dickie") or blouse underneath and you could load up the bomb with all the pins you had from school stuff and a little "Pep" pin that was earned after being in the organization for a year - it looked like a tiny megaphone with a tiny chain with the year of graduation on it. Still have mine in a printer's tray display with the typing and shorthand pins, and other school/society pins. A rather long green wool skirt with "kick pleats, gold socks with black and white saddle shoes (some of the latest shoes in '59 had a little black leather piece that continued from the saddle around the back of the shoe - this completed the outfit. Thank goodness no hats were involved - we did wear gloves for the drill team stuff, though. We also had a boy's Pep Club... that just shows the Bomber Women were into equality way back them. We welcomed them with open arms (chortle here.) Think they were loosely organized by Paul Knutson, Mac Lamb, Tim Brown and the bunch. And yes, of course, we all attended the bonfires and the snake dances during football season, sold refreshments in the area at the top of the stands and went to out-of-town games whenever one of us could garner a car (Judy Morrill's Studebaker was the car of choice? for getting to school) - always returning to By's to tool around, flirt and be rowdy... such fun. And I might add, many of the staunch supporters of the Bombers were not in Pep Club and it didn't make one whit of difference, we went to all the games and stuff together. Right on. (Here I'll add a "yo" to Marilyn Richey. Your renown has spread yet this far - I communicate with Judy Allan's Mom regularly so Edwinna has told me of your escapades in the atomic land. (She loves the reunions as much as anyone.) Over and out for now. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) To Phil Jones (69) This is from my memory of shoveling dirt onto conveyors digging basements for "Paddywagon Davis", and a couple of other small contractors with conveyors. We also dismantled and hauled away some of those monsters. You are right in the fact that some of the furnaces were named Waterman- Waterberry. Most had a little spout you could pour water into for more humidity in the house. There were also some that said "steamer" but I don't recall the brand. The one in our "B" just said Waterman. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy LeCount Sciamanda (62) To Roxanne Knutson Short (62): Hey Roxanne, you jogged my memory about the tumble weed forts we built when I lived on "B" Street in North Richland and went to John Ball. We would collect as many as needed (the supply was unlimited), start with a ring on the ground, then just stick the second and ascending rows on top of one another finishing the top off igloo style. Two things I remember well, 1. How cool we thought the "secret" doors were, (they could be located anywhere in the fort), and 2. how itchy it was to play in them. Like most forts, the best part was building them. Happy New Year all you Bombers -Kathy LeCount Sciamanda (62) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63 Honorary) Lately I've had a rough couple of days. Haven't been sleeping well, tough to get on track, and very easily distracted. Seems that my mind was high centered on the date of January 9th. It kept coming up (like a Costco hot dog), and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why. It wasn't Elvis’ birthday (the 8th), or the Day the Music Died (Feb 3rd). Thought that maybe is was some memorable first, though there aren't many of those and none in January. Pook's birthday was in December. The Chipmunk’s were February, and Jimbeaux was September or October. It was too early in the month to celebrate my “Gift C” from Senor Marucca in Spanish II. I got my Drivers License in December and my first ticket in June. Kobe Choir Day was in April, so that couldn't have been it. “The Presidents' Day Hatchet Sale”, when all of the UpTown stores marked down their “Can't give it away” stock was in February. Won a prize for best decorated bike in the Fire Prevention Parade, but that was October. I was bewildered. About 3:30 this morning, as I was breaking up a cat fight out in the yard, I had an epiphany. all right maybe that's a bit dramatic, but I finally remembered. It was back in late ’62 that Ken Wright, or someone, traded me a Government Drivers License, for a really bitchin' short sleeved Penguin sweater. This was essential for me to get an early start on my life's quest of searching for the ultimate juke box . This fake ID allowed me to visit the “Big Y”, “Bruce's Lucky 5 (they called it the Teen Time Tavern, they wouldn't serve anyone OVER 18)”, “The Round Up”, and the “The Frontier”. I was a regular at “Bud & Marges”, in Kiona or Benton City, I always got them confused. They had a lot of Johnny Cash, B-9 was my favorite, "Five Feet High and Rising". “Jackson's” in Pasco, was for daylight field trips only. That little card was also my ticket to the cooler at Dietrich’s in West Richland and that fish bait place out at the Y. It eliminated the ruse of the top coat, snap brim hat, three jars of baby food and personal hygiene products to mark me as a “family man”, when the cart also had six cases of Lucky Lager Quarts. It was also very effective at "Duncan's Market" across from the Camlin for a couple of March days in 1963. Yep, it made me some friends. So to you, Howard Thomas Nowalk, on your 62nd birthday, where ever you might be. I'm gonna fill my pockets with quarters and search for a juke with a lot of Johnny Cash, that is worthy of your contribution to my life, and not one of them new ones with cd's either. If I can't find it in the first place I’ll go look somewhere else, maybe one that has a long shuffleboard and beer nuts. -Frank ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning (63) Just wanted to remind everyone about the "All Bomber Reunion 2000" meeting to be held Monday, Jan. 10th at 7:00 PM. It will be held in the Home EC Room # 98 which is right next to the cafeteria where we usually hold the meetings. This meeting is most important as we need lots of help and it's Countdown Time. We need Chairmen heads for the following: Publicity, Soc Hop, Chili and Cinnamon Feed, Bomber Picture, Concert and Raffle. We have several people who will help on these committees, but we need people who can head them up who have a little expertise in these areas. Please e-mail me or anyone on the committee if you can help. Kathy Roe Truax is Chairman of the Basketball Game and Pep Rally and along with several co- chairmen, are doing a superb job. It is really going to be a fun activity. Jim Hamilton (63) is heading up a Trivia Contest, where the winner, Mr. or Ms. Trivia will be announced at the Basketball game. Send in your Trivia questions to him. For those of you who don't know what the Raffle is for. We are asking for donations in products or services from Bomber classmates. We will sell Raffle tickets at Registration and the winners will be announced at half-time at the Basketball Game. Proceeds from the Raffle will be used for Reunion Expenses. Also, there is concern that those classmates who don't have e-mail may not know about the Reunion. Hopefully each class is either having a calling committee or sending a postcard to let all their classmates know about the Reunion. The Reunion's coming soon, so please all those who can help, please come to the meeting. For you out-of-towners, look for the minutes in a few days on the Reunion Website. See you Monday (TOMORROW) night -Linda Belliston Boehning (63) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) Pop Quiz! (1)What year is this picture of the Uptown district? (2) What 'burger joint' was located next to the Spudnut Shop? (2a) What 'burger' was their special? -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To: Donna Woods Schmidt (64) Re: How about the man that knocked on your windows down by the river when you were 'making out'... oh my! I may have missed this in a past issue.. I had gotten behind and to get caught up, I read every other word... I have saved them and will go back when I find more time, if there is any to be found and read them over.. But, meanwhile, does anyone know who this person was and why he scared us half to death??? I know that only happened to me once and I would NEVER go down there again.. I thought it was some kind of monster trying to get in the car.. Re: Tastee Freeze With all the talk about Tastee Freeze, it seems that was the place to work.. My first job was at Arctic Circle when I was 16... Was I the only one that worked there??? Thanks again Maren and Gary for all your dedicated work on The Sandstorm.. It is VERY much appreciated and loved by us all... You definitely are our lifeline to each other.. I am looking forward to R2K Reunion this year... Any help I can give, I am ready, willing, and able.. Just let me know.. I will be in Richland the middle of March and April, both for a week... And I can come up early to help in June.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds '64 ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Monasmith (65) RE: End the debate...Not Leona, As a former employee of Ray's Rainbow Service, 750 GWW, directly across from Bell Furniture (Pete Carroll) and sharing the parking lot with the printing shop owned by Patty De La Bretonne's father, I can testify the present Sterlings site has never been a Rainbow gas station. The site of the rainbow gas station is now occupied by a dentist with a familiar name. The debate continues eh? Now, who will rain on my memory? -Chuck Monasmith RHS '65 ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) Are there any of my sisters out there from our Job's Daughters days? Just a fun memory, do you remember when we had those pajama kidnap breakfasts? Our moms knew about it the night before, and a committee of girls would knock on our doors and kidnap us for early-morning breakfast at the Masonic Lodge. Oh, do you remember those days???? And, the DeMolay boys were all right too! (Oh no, they weren't at the breakfast!!!) Happy 2000 -Linda McKnight (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) To Terry Cole Main (73) Terry, Do you have two brothers, Neil and Joe, sister Melinda, as well as Tracy? I lived on 1400 Abbot, next door if this is you. Was it my parents wooden picnic table? Let me know. -Patti Snider Miller (65) ******************************************** >>From: Richard St. John (65) To: Patty DeLabreton: Ah, yes, Tastee Freeze. I remember collecting grasshoppers out of the garden to get the requisite ten cents to go swimming and then going to Tastee Freeze afterwards for hot French fries. They tasted so good after swimming, and they cost only fifteen cents! Those were the days! Richard St. John, '65 ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) Re: Sambo's There is a restaurant in Lincoln City, Oregon, called Sambo's (at least as of about 2 years ago) that claims to be the original Sambo's that developed into a chain of restaurants. Until a few years ago, they still had the original murals depicting scenes from the story. I think the last time we were there they had redecorated. There was a framed news article on the wall recounting its history. It was like stepping back in time. -Kathy Rathjen Loper ('66) ******************************************** >>From: Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) Want to thank Tom Albert (69) for personally bringing the pamphlet by. That was a very thoughtful act. Thank you again. Was in such shock still not sure I thanked you at the time?????????? -Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) ******************************************** >>From: Paul Tunnell (69) To Phil Jones (69) I wasn't much of an athlete but I remember the guardian angels. My brother Guy ran Cross-country and Track for Max Jensen. As far as I know, (help me out here, Bomber fans) he was the first kid in the State of Washington to be a member of four consecutive state championship teams. That would be the Cross-country teams of 1971 through 1974. He ran for the varsity in 1971 as a 9th grader attending Carmichael and graduated in 1975 (the championships are held in the fall, thus the 71-74.) They decorated our yard, on the corner of Thayer and Williams, every year. -Paul Tunnell (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) For starters.... I luv Boog but Sambos, Sterling et al was NEVER a Denneys!!! And Hi Mike Figg... the north end of Davison produced some sledders also (Bergy Hill vets) including Francos, Meekers, Turpings and remember Johnny Trumble? Anyone heard from him? Also in that end of the hood Paul Felts, Dick, Martha Boston, Tom Shanks, Lucy Barr.... lots of us were also skiers but snow in Richland brought out an energy that was amazing... sledding and "hooky bobbing"... remember that highly intelligent activity?!?! Interested to hear from Tony Dirienzo (67) 21 years at US Airways in Pitt.... I work for Boeing and visit US Airways four times a year. [See LAST entry today from Tony's wife - Maren] Great stories...sounds like some shameless promoter could put together a Richland winter olympics event pitting carmichael hill vets against a Bergy hill team. Naaa, those old bones snap REALLY easily!!!! -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) Thanks again to Mike Davis (74) for his utmost confidence in me. I guess those many nights of drinking around the big Tri-cities has the brain cells depleted. We can put the Dennys debate to rest. The facts have spoken. I guess I hit all the fancy eating spots at 2 or 3 in the morning. You know, Dennys, Sambos, Perkins, and any place that was open. Thanks for the mention that there was a Dennys in the Richland Y. Good trivia on Smittys. Was it called Smittys pancake house? I will try to open another subject. Next to the fire station where Red Robin is now, before Sambos or whatever, Adrians. Topless dancing. That would be getting protests now and don't remember any then. I never worked up the guts or the fake ID to get in though some of my friends did. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Christa Moore Kirkendall (75) RE: RHS Class of '75 autographed sidewalk I was told that our sidewalk we made in 1975 has been removed, I guess for safety reasons! I thought it would be there forever! I was surprised to hear this! Does anyone else know about it? -Christa Moore Kirkendall, Class of 1975 ******************************************** >>From: Judi Ell Dahl (76) RE: Forts in the Shelter Belt To Terry Cole Main "73" Thanks for writing about the forts in the shelter belt (Us Ell's called it the "field"). The children from the "old south" Richland part of town spent their entire summers building forts and making dams from the water that flowed down the never ending tunnel of trees. We probably even drank the stuff. Our days would end when we heard our dad's famous whistle from Abbot Street. We would all run to our homes with stomachs aching with hunger to eat a good home cooked meal. Often we would venture off back to the "field" to work or play in our forts after dinner. I do recall many memories there in the field. You are right about the location of the old ice skating rink that they were supposed to build back in around 1965. We often played there with our parents not knowing. I fell many a times off those concrete walls into ten feet high tumble weeds, ripping a few shorts or shirts going down and slipping through that old rebar that stuck out from the concrete. One Sunday my sister Janet (RHS "72") and I took a book of matches down to the "fort" and tried to cook lunch. Well, our fort was mostly made of tumble weeds and sage brush and with those hot summer winds, it didn't take long to have the complete fort and surrounding area ablaze. Our fort was located below Mr. and Mrs. Munson's house and they were the ones to call the fire department. They never did like children (or at least the Ell children) and we were never allowed to step one foot in their yard. Of course, Janet and I ran home before the fire department arrived and we acted as if we had know clue to what they were talking about. Our dad of course was on grave yard (there was a sign on the screen door that read: Day Sleeper) and we didn't dare wake him. Mom was at Mass and to this day I am not so sure why us good girls weren't there with her. She probably couldn't find us because we were in the "field". My folks moved from the Abbot house 3 years ago after almost 50 years there. Do you remember signing the "wall" in the storage room? That room was filled with signatures and notes from all who visited there and when my brother Gary (RHS "67") left for Nam he left many written notes throughout the house. (on the walls). We actually found a note written by him in 1969, in 1994. The nickel you mentioned that my dad glued by the front door remains to this day. For me to recall my wonderful childhood, I tell our 4 year old stories of "when mom was a kid" each and every night. It's amazing how much I do remember and even smells (like sage brush or lilacs) bring back those memories to me. Your whole family is in most of those stories. I talk about the time Thumper (Tracy) fell off the "big" slide at Riverside park (Howard Amon) and broke her arm. I think we (about 10 of us) were trying to make a train and she was on the end and fell off the back. I was saddened to see that the City removed all those 5 slides from the park this past Fall. I am sure they didn't meet modern day standards. They used to build very high monkey bars and climbing apparatuses over blacktop for goodness sakes! Reading everyone's memories in the Sandstorm has been a lot of fun for me. I loved growing up in Richland and we always found fun things to do, for hours on end. Most families were large with two parents at home, moms would be moms (at home) and we could play for hours on end with not a fear in the world. Oh how I wish our children could do the same. Times do change, sometimes for the best, sometimes not. Say "Hi" to your family. You don't know how hurt I (we) were when the Cole family moved clear across town to that huge converted "B" house on Mahan. -Judi Ell Dahl (76) ******************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) RE: Lynette Powell's entry Lynette - I remember that day (I was there, too). I remember we went around Torthay Court from house to house. Those houses were new then and there were some in the middle of construction. I have thought about that incident from time to time. So if you still have a scar, then the cut was as bad as it seemed at the time. I do remember a lot of blood. Did we ever find a band aid? Do you remember having water fights with the Biddle/Thompson (remember Carol Thompson) house, your house and my house. We would all hook up our longest hoses and meet in the space between your house and the Thompson house to have a water fight. I remember if you did something (can't remember what) you got sat on a chair and everybody got to spray you with their hose (that's a pretty vague memory). I remember your mom gave me my first hair cut. I still have the hair that she cut off. And I remember that you loved butter and used to eat it plain by swiping your finger through the cube. And I remember eating mud pies before church on Sunday's... those were to the good old days! -Julie Ham Froehlich '77 ******************************************** >>From: Tony Dirienzo (67-ANOTHER RHS) Hello out there, this is Cherie, Tony's wife who accidentally signed in your year book!!!!!! We were on the web page for Revere, Mass. 02l51 trying to find Revere High School (RHS) we had no idea when we punched in RHS it went to your high school. Absolutely enjoyed everyone who answered back. We are sorry, maybe you can reach our school and get them on the ball. -Cherie -- NOT a Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/10/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Wallace (47), Marilyn Richey (53), Wanda Wittebort (53), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Mike Bradley (56), Gary May (58 Honorary), Paul Ratsch (58), Burt Pierard (59), Linda Woods (61 Honorary), Joe Ford (63), Jean Armstrong (64), Gary Behymer (64), Kerry Forsythe (64), David Rivers (65), Pam Ehinger (67), Suzan Foster (67), Gay Wear (69), Bob Gustavson (70), Brad Wear (71), Jean Albaugh (72), Mike Davis (74), Kathy Feaster (75), Tim Lippert (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Wallace Hultman (47) RE: Old Bomberettes I am pleased and proud to be an original Bomberette. Now, I'm talking an old Bomber here (class of '47). We organized in time for the Basketball season in l946. Of course we didn't have uniforms, just anxious to form a Drill Team and march at half-times. We borrowed Letterman Sweaters from different guys who would loan them to us for the half-time marching and return them right afterwards. (Notice I said Sweaters - not jackets) If you happened to be going with a Letterman steady - then maybe you could wear the sweater during the game!!! We wore white blouses and dark skirts and saddle shoes and we were gorgeous!!! We were permitted (sometimes) to ride on the bus with the players even but mostly they gave us a rooter bus to go up the Valley when we played the big schools like Toppenish and Sunnyside. The next year (fall of '46) I was elected president of Pep Club and we had a wonderful year. We put on a Variety Show that earned enough money to buy the first Pep Club Sweaters for the incoming girls. Anna May Wann Thompson ('49) was elected president in l947 and they took the Variety Show traveling to other schools. What fun. Anyway, it's been great growing up in Richland and being proud parents of 2nd generation Bombers (Mike-'72) and (Steve'75). Bombers Cheers to all -Marilyn Wallace Hultman (47) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Janice Wilgus Beaulieu (59) Hello and I worked with your mother at the Technical Library 300 area for 3 years in the middle of the 50's as well as Judy Allan Brothers (54) mother. I hope she didn't tell you to much of our outings which were mostly fun things to do to keep going. There were a few of us from RHS that worked with your mother and she was always very nice to us but thought we burned the candle at both ends. We didn't drink - just good clean fun. I have remained very close friends with both Judy and Mrs. Allan all these years. She usually comes with Judy to the class reunions and she has a great time seeing all the kids Judy ran around with and visits with people who worked for G.E. at that time at Hanford. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay (53) Date: Sat Jan 8 10:02:22 2000 Just to congratulate the keeper of this site. Thanks Gary for telling us about these sites. 21st Century is already becoming more fun than the 20th. My daughter develops web sites for a firm in New York and I enjoy telling her about these artistic sites that are being developed. Keep it up. A Bomber from 1953. -Wanda Wittlebort Shukay (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Hi - You know how you remember where you were when Kennedy was shot or other historical events? Good or Bad. Well, this is weird but I remember where I was when I heard James Dean had died in that car crash. I was sitting with a bunch of kids at a hamburger place in Richland in a car and I can't remember the name of it but in 1955 there were not that many to choose from. They took a hot hamburger bun and put it on a metal tube kind of thing and it filled up with kind of a Sloppy Joe type of stuff. I think it was near the outdoor roller rink that they had at the time which is another whole episode in my life. Does anyone remember such a place? They tasted good but were very sloppy. Anyway, those were the years when every guy had a red wind breaker like Jimmy Dean wore in "Rebel Without a Cause" and it was a terrible shock to all of us. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin, 55 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley (56) RE: Pop Quiz #1 To: Gary Behymer (64) Gary, I do not remember any Hamburger Joint next to the Spudnut shop. I do remember a Fish & Chip Joint because I worked there. It's been a long time and as I recall it was on the West side of the Spudnut Shop. I would hate to guess how many potatoes I peeled to make French Fries. This was a franchise of the Spud's Fish & Chip chain out of Seattle as I recall. There were two Owner's whose names I have forgotten. One of them played my oldest brother in "Life With Father" a play put on by the Richland Players. I can remember putting all of those spuds in a large bucket of water and something else to stop them from turning brown and then placing the potato in a hand slicing device that finally made the fries. It wasn't a very inspiring job but it paid for my gas or what ever. Anybody else remember this place and who owned it? -Mike Bradley (56) ******************************************** >>From: Gary May (58 Honorary) Re: Class of 57-58-59 Maren, Thanks a million for adding me to the list. I arrived in Richland in l955 and left in l958. It was the most important 3 years, I feel, of my life. Many wonderful memories for sure. Would like to know if anyone remembers Danny Crabtree for starters. Danny Neth (57) and I were friends during school and I met him in Germany prior to his getting married and then was really devastated when he was killed in Vietnam. Long story. Again, thanks.. -Gary May (58 Honorary) ******************************************** >>From: Paul Ratsch (58) To Gary Behymer (64) RE: Pop Quiz #1 1953 OR 54 -PAUL W. RATSCH [58] ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) RE: Pop Quiz #1 Hi Gary - I don't have the answers for your Pop Quiz but your questions jogged my memory of something else I've been trying to find but got back-burnered by other projects. Val (of Spudnut Shop fame) has a picture of the shop that shows part of the Fish & Chips place next door that was called "Fission Chips". Her picture only shows the left part of the sign consisting of the "Atom" symbol & the word Fission. I don't know if this establishment was before or after your "burger joint". Val would like to find a picture that shows the whole front of the shop (preferably with the Spudnut Shop showing) and since you appear to be the best source for lost pictures, can you help? Regards, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Woods ('61..SJ, Ca...Bomber wannabe!) RE: Bergdahl Hill One more family to add to the "Bergdahl Hill" list! The Kelly Woods Family lived next door to the Bergdahl Family for almost ten years. We are Keith, Linda, Margo and Neale. We had to move to San Jose while I was in high school but then we moved back to the old neighborhood for another memorable decade. I attended Richland schools K-7th so still feel I have ownership in this site. Kelly and Lydia live in Salem, Oregon. They are in their 80's and in good health. Keith still lives in Richland with his wife Leslie. Margo and her husband Rob live in Berkeley, California. I (Linda) live in Spokane and my brother Neale lives in Australia with his wife Marsha. We have black and white 16 mm film of sledding down "Bergdahl Hill". Precious film, priceless memories! -Linda Woods ('61..SJ, Ca...Bomber wannabe!) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Ford (63) RE: Paul Baugher Fellow Richlanders; Did anyone else see the syndicated article (appearing in our local paper, "The Daily Olympian) recently regarding Paul Baugher? He's described as "a native of Richland, in eastern Washington." No dates or relations mentioned, but if Paul subscribes to this list, let him speak to us. If other folk know about Paul, they can chime in. For example, is he related to Peter Baugher, '63 Col-Hi grad? If so, Paul's a son of Dr. Baugher, who treated so many families in Richland. Paul is Director of the Ski Patrol at Crystal Mountain, an avalanche expert, and a climbing guide at Mt. Rainier. He has an impressive outdoor resume. Anyone better informed? If so, what can you tell us? And Maren and Gary; a thousand thanks for your tireless work. Regards, -Joe Ford (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Joe -- Paul Baugher is listed with class of '72, but doesn't get the Sandstorm. I don't have an e-mail address for him. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To: Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) Re: Sambo's Lil Sambo's Restaurant 3262 NE Highway 101 Lincoln City, OR (541) 994-3626 I found this under the "yellow pages" on the net.. I wish I would have known about it last year.. I drove right by it on Highway 101 on the way home from our class reunion... I was probably asleep.. Actually, we stayed in Lincoln City over night.. That was always one of my favorite places.. Does anyone live close enough to check it out??? -Jean Armstrong Reynolds '64 ******************************************** >>From: Kerry Forsythe (64) To Gary Behymer (64) RE: Pop Quiz #1, Question #1 Looks to be about 1954. -Kerry Forsythe (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Gary's pop quiz #1: 1. The picture appears to have been taken in about 1954 or 55. The newest car in the lot is a 1954 Ford. 2. I thought I got my hair cut next to the Spudnut... Besides, after eating all that pepperoni from Johnny's around the corner... who could eat a burger? -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen Re: Little Black Sambo vs Sambo The story was Little Black Sambo, about a young boy chased by Tigers. The tigers chased him around the tree, but the boy was smart and got out of the circle somehow (mind has holes in it) and the tigers kept running until the turned into Tiger Butter! Sambo's was the restaurant where you could get the Best Pancakes with Tiger Butter!! Hope that helps, but I'm sure I'm late with this answer!! My PC has been down since before Christmas and I'm just now getting caught up with all the e-mail..... we had 190 messages waiting for us!! I was having withdrawals from my Sandstorm!! Hope every one had great Holidays! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ******************************************** >>From: Suzan Foster Wiberg (67) RE: Warm Summer Memories How I remember those endless summer days in the old neighborhoods on Thayer Drive and later on Haupt Avenue. On those sweltering summer afternoons we played Monopoly and Sorry on outdoor picnic tables in the Dangerfield's back yard drinking gallons of ice cold kool-aid served in shiny blue, green and red aluminum glasses with rims slightly worn from stacking and years of wear and tear by thousands of tiny teeth. For many years I believed that the only meal Mrs. Dangerfield ever served to her family was hot dogs and potato chips because she was always so generous with hungry little visitors. Who can forget building complex "forts" constructed with clothespins and every available (and perhaps a few non available) blanket in the house and those long, warm summer nights of playing hide 'n go seek deep into the evening. The only time anyone disappeared was when a parent or sibling would call loudly from the porch, "Dinner's ready!" and off they would scramble to gulp it down and maybe do the dishes if it was their turn. The mundane accomplished they would dart back out the door to waiting friends and freedom. I believe it was the Menard family who put on an annual "carnival" in their back yard where we would all eagerly spend our 25 cent allowances on such homemade attractions as the fishing pond. I vividly recall my first bike ride on a two wheeler with my brother, John, on one side and Perry Dangerfield (65) on the other as coaches. John kept yelling "pedal faster" and Perry was shouting "Steer, steer!". Not being able yet to execute two commands simultaneously, I opted to pedal faster and kept my eyes proudly trained on my now rapidly rotating feet, oblivious to the minor connection between the speed of my feet and that of the bike. At the instant I saw the small sycamore looming rapidly in front of me John exited to the left and Perry to the right. The tree, refusing to yield the right of way to progress, slightly dented the sturdy front fender of the bike but more significantly bruised my pride in that first solo flight. It was only a day later I found my wings by achieving the scintillating new freedom that mastery of the two wheeler brought to my young life. Our favorite excursion was to ride our bikes from Thayer Drive to the Dangerfield's new home far on the other side of the sleepy little town of West Richland. After spending the day exploring, swimming, riding horses and envying our friend's great new "farm" lifestyle we'd start home around 4pm and by the time we would reach the railroad tracks and the hill that climbs up to what we used to call the bypass highway the heat was almost unbearable. The HILL was no minor obstacle for those old bicycles without gears and when we finally reached the top and the haven of the Westgate Shopping Center we would show our scarlet little faces to the kind waitress in the small cafe and politely ask for a glass of ice water, always gracefully given. -Suzan Foster Wiberg - Class of '67 ******************************************** >>From: Gay Wear Miller (69) RE: old fields I lived on Van Giesen street most of my life as a child.... the River's family lived down the street on the corner of Stevens and Van Giesen.... Mike Rivers was my age... is David Rivers (65) his brother? There were no houses after one street in back of us... just a large weedy bus lot. As kids, my brother, Brad (71), and I used to pack food into a wagon and head for Sherwood Forest which was located way down Stevens Street.... there was nothing there except brush and trees. We built forts and had a ball all day. That is where I got my first experience with a BB in my rear end from Mike Rivers... also we packed up and would walk out to Flat Top... to the top and play and walk back home. Just something to pass the time. The Bierlein kids, Janice Wise, Dick Lee and a few others I can't remember would sometimes tag along... it took very little to make us happy in those days... My kids had similar experiences because of where we lived... in the sticks at time... and they had a ball too... really brings back fun memories... Too bad it is getting unsafe for most kids to enjoy these small pleasures that last a lifetime... -Gay Wear Miller (69) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Gustavson (70) RE: Bergdahl's Hill, The River, and other assorted Subjects: To Mike Franco (70): As you know, Bergdahl's Hill was an awesome sledding hill. The slope was perfect. The runs were long enough to really get moving, yet short enough that it didn't kill you to walk up. Mike, I am your witness on shaking the hand of JFK. I was in your boy scout troop, and I also had the honor. Seems like I spent a lot of time down at the river as a kid. Thinking back, its probably a good thing my folks didn't know how much we hung out there. Anyone remember the UNDERGROUND fort below Bergdahl's under the huge locust trees? A tunnel and room carved out of the clay, and complete with candles, etc. Yeah, we weren't very smart. Mr. Bergdahl came down and bulldozed it after it was discovered. Dock tag was big in the Spring and Summer. Remember all the private docks on the Columbia along Richland. Dock Tag usually was played on and under three or four adjacent docks. This was much like "frozen tag", with the "it" team diving under the docks to flush out the others hiding amongst the floatation barrels and logs. If caught, you sat on top of the dock until freed. Then there was the "King of the Dock" battles, usually held on a long, narrow dock that you could get to swaying. Afterward, we might amuse ourselves by chasing Gary Judson (70) with the threat of cutting his long hair, or by going over to Trujillo's/Reiten's for a good old fashioned boxing match, or with figure 8 bicycle races in the Chief Jo parking lot. To Mike Davis (74): I can't believe you wouldn't want to see Rich Crigler perform. He may not have the best voice, but he is the best lip sync artist I've ever seen. I can personally attest that he has been practicing at least since 1967. -Bob Gustavson (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) RE: tastee-freez Glad to see they re-opened tastee-freez. I remember going to the pool and diving in the "deep end" for dimes and quarters under the diving boards. We'd pool our money to get the chocolate dips for the walk home. You can't find the dipped cones anymore so I look forward to coming home and visiting there again. -Brad Wear 71 ******************************************** >>From: Jean Albaugh McKnight (72) RE: Davison Street To Mike Figg '70: Thank you, Mike, for elaborating on the Davison gang. I don't think you missed a single kid on the 1700 block. We had some good times. There was always someone to play with. I'm sure you remember the huge Steal the Flag and Hide 'n Go Seek games... or how about the group tree climbs? We were also big into fort building. (I could even tell the Rathvon twins apart back then.) When we had a really big gathering, word would spread to the Horn, Howell, Hunt and McMurrey kids. Speaking of the Reases, did you ever ride in their Izeta (sp?) - the 3 wheeled car? I remember Mr. Rease used his very loud whistle when he wanted to call in Suzi, Stevie, and Johnny. The Shields had one of those triangle bells, I think. The Shields also had the first fake Christmas Trees - one of those aluminum trees with a rotating colored spotlight.... Christy Shields always got more Christmas presents than I did. I registered my complaint at home, but I still never got that Barbie Game or Dream House. I guess she thought I could play with them at Christy's house (smart Mom). (She also got more Easter candy.) To Vicki Owens '72: You're good Vicki - remembering your Guardian Angel assignments and your team members. I seem to remember Mike Hultman '72 and Mike Walsh '72 as my football players. Now that I think about it, I think Dean Thompson '72 was my basketball player one year. I can't remember what girls I worked with, though. To Kelli Walsh '77: I know what house you lived in. I knew Gina Evans from Jobes. Yes, we trespassed over your yard, too. -Jean Albaugh McKnight '72 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) the next person who mentions Sambo's turns into Tiger butter! -M.Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Feaster Alley (75) To: Julie Ham Froelich (77) and Lanette Powell Empy (79) You guys are too much. I must have been in 4th grade or so. Asked Jim about the pool incident, (he doesn't specifically remember and neither do I (SORRY) . . . . I remember we had a two foot pool in our back yard, and our cuts and scrapes were from the "goat head" stickers -- they were awful. The field behind us, was a fort building haven, and Jim used to build biking jumps. They were pretty bold... Then we moved to Richland Village (my 5th grade year) and had a great field to walk to school through to Chief Jo where Safeway and the apartments are now. And, Jim, Roy, Kerry, still had a great field to jump their bikes, or ride their mini-bikes. Good paths, and polly wogs. My first job was at the A&W (along with the my best friends, Janet Richardson and Judi Bierlein. Yes, I spilled a few through the car window! The water fights between the crew were the best. Cold water (fountain) vs. the hose by the cooks. Hi to Diane Leddingham and Mary S.. Thank you Judy Stein for being my guide though junior high and my RICHLAND BOMBER days. Thank you for the inspiration to be a cheerleader. You were my idol! And thanks to Jean Kirkpatrick for the football uniform. Memories . . -Kathy Feaster Alley (75) ******************************************** >>From: Tim Lippert (79) RE: Sambos Hi, I've been reading about Sambo's being a Denny's and I don't think so. I always remember it being a Sambo's even in high school. Glenn Thornton, if you're reading, wasn't it still Sambo's when Richland's finest came in and we thought maybe they were looking for us, no reason they should have been but you never know. Then it did the Banana's/Sterling's changeover in the 80's. I'd be interested in knowing what went on at Adrian's (where? Wendy's is now). For some reason, I have no idea why, I thought it was a racy (for Richland) nightclub. Anyone out there with more info? Thanks for all the memories. -Tim Lippert (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/11/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 25 Bombers sent stuff: Don Fisher (50), Lionel Roberts (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Fred Suckow (55), Missy Keeney (59), Kathie Roe (64), Mike Botu (65), Steve Upson (65), Margi May Pasch (66), Rick Maddy (67), Betti Avant (69), Gay Wear (69), Phil Jones (69), Linda Hensley (70), Mary Jane Smith (70), Rich Crigler (70), Carol Boyd (72), Diane Hartley (72), Brad Upton (74), Kim Lampton (74), Jim Rice (75), Bob Kennedy (79), Beth Young (81) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name that School --- after regular entries Rick Polk (70), Phil Jones (69), Judi Ell (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Fisher (50) To all Bombers Those were the remains of our fellow Bomber, Norm Howard (51). He died in California. His remains were returned to his wife, Paulette. I think Norm wanted to return "home" to Richland and be near the river rather than be buried in California. I consider this a real complement to all of us, his friends and fellow Bombers. -Don Fisher (50) ******************************************** >>From: Lionel Roberts (52) RE: Fish and Chips For: Mike Bradley (56) You asked if anyone else remembered the Fish and Chips place near the SpudNut Shop. I certainly do. I spent a lot of time there in early 1956 while waiting to enter USAF flying training. Cal Dekker (sp) was one of the owners at that time. If memory serves me, he was a UW graduate in journalism. He eventually sold the shop and went into the cafeteria business in or around Seattle. I heard that he did quite well. Jerry Dudley (53) would be a good source of information about Cal. Jerry has just come online as the result of a Christmas present from one of his children and should be seen around here shortly. And to think that he laughed at me when I took typing with all of the "girls". *g* The attraction of the Fish and Chips shop to me was primarily one of income. At that time, it was legal to have pin ball machines that paid cash when free games were accumulated. Often Cal would bankroll me and we would split the profits. As you may recall, playing those machines was definitely not a game of chance and took some skill to beat them. Maybe the techniques developed there paid off in helping to nudge airplanes around the sky although the penalty for Tilting was significantly more harsh. My bride of nearly 43 years, Pat Aeschliman (57) also did some work with the Richland Players as well as high school plays. -Lionel Roberts (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Hugh Hinson (52) Hell'o stranger. It's a long time since seeing you. I used to hear about through Judie Hoff Buxton (54) and Judi Pearson Parker (54). People asked about you at the Club40 Reunion this past September. Ron Snow (52) was there. Watched your brother David (51) when he was the director of FAA for several years when he was on TV. Hope you make it to the big [ALL Bomber] reunion that is planned in June of this year. [June 23, 25th] Take Care -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Fred Suckow (55) To Marilyn Richey (53), Carol Hollingsworth (55), and all, So many memories. I was friends of all the people Marilyn mentioned and coincidentally worked at Kortens music store. Yes, I remember the booths. What a job for a high school junior. By's was The hangout! Someone mentioned the Lagoon. Skinny dipping in the summer and ice skating in the winter. How about ice skating below the cemetery when it was flooded. Does anybody remember the manager at the Richland Theater who 'bounced' the kids that came in the side doors in the dark. He worked at GE in San Jose in later years. Keep up the letters. -Fred Suckow (55) ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney Baker (59) RE: Mike Davis' threat! To Mike Davis (74) "SAMBO'S", SAMBO'S, SAMBO'S" Oh noooo....... "I'm melting!" (apologies to Mary Lou Demeyer (59) -Missy Keeney Baker (59) ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) To: Mike Bradley (56) I think the fish & chips place next to The Spudnut Shop was owned by Cal Decker. -Kathie Roe Truax (64) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Michael Botu (65) Date: Mon Jan 10 18:38:56 2000 Just visiting the site Always interesting to read other's recollections of how things were. After reading many of the memories, I wonder where I must have been! I certainly seemed to have missed a lot while growing up in Richland........... -Mike Botu (65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Note to Mike from Gary-- Believe that you and Don Parsons hit some of the longest home runs in the Little League field next to the uptown district? You had maybe 12 or so you last year in LL? -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Upson (65) RE: Missing RHS65 Classmates Greetings everyone! I'm responsible for the Class of '65 web site and request your help in locating missing classmates. If you have information about the people shown on the following list, we'll very much appreciate hearing about it. We're looking for home addresses, email addresses and anything else you're willing to share. All such information is considered personal and confidential ... and will not be disseminated ... unless the individual concerned grants permission to make it publicly available. We'd just like to have a complete record of our class. RHS Class of 1965 Missing Classmates Carmen Alfonso Robert Lane Anderson Rex Howard Appleby Frank Michael Black Pat Ellen Blake Stout Paul Anthony Blazine Linda May Carter Jonathan Edward Claypool Lana Joyce Clayton Lynda Dalton George J. Davis Gayle Yvonne Dawson Muir Kent Richard Devault Judy Ann Eager Doty Alvin Dale Edens Mary A. Elliott Sherman Guy Forbes Fred James Foss Paula Annette Frister Torgeson Sandra Lucille Frost Andrews Tom Gaines Phyllis Rebecca Geery Jack Gilchrist Suzanne Glasgow Robert Glinn Godwin Curtis Wayne Godwin Norman Paul Goldsmith Larry G. Hahn Richard (Rick) T. Hall Sherry Collette Heneghen Bosch Elizabeth (Peggy) Frances Henschen Couch Susan Hessney Kathy Grace Hicks Green Stanley Edward Hill Laura Lee Hoaglund Darrel Leroy Hobson Kay Holley Conley Gerald Alton Johnson Martha Louise Knoeber Jensen Terry William Lindblom James T. Lynch Kathy Emily McIntosh Fritts Chester Aaron McMahill Jeffrey Lee Michael Cathy Annette Mouton Arthur (Dennis) Muir Richard George Meyers Janie Lou O'Neal Barbara Jean Parcell Royal Lucendia (Cindy) Payton Hoffman Carol Marguerite Peterson Kerry Brent Pitman Jerry Dean Pollard Larry Edward Powell Greg Ragland Tom Rheinschmidt Paul Brian Russel Gary L. Sanders Gary Sawyer William Blake Scott Agnes (Tobie) Pearl Shelton Leep Woody Shipman Betty Ann Skalicky Robert Edward Simpson Vicki Lyn Shaffer Gary Phillip Snow Danny E. Somdahl Sheryl Lee Sorenson Allan Wayne Spencer Beverly Ann Stallings Moerke William Burgess Thomas Almaz Tegene Timothy Edward Turk Sherri Valentine Mary Elizabeth Wadzita Lawrence Wayne Willis Ron Worley Sharon Ilene Wyrick Thanks, -Steve Upson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Margi May Pasch Legowik-Legowik (66) To Linda McKnight (65) Job's daughters is a blurry memory. I remember stitching those heavy purple ropes onto our Zena Warrior Princess white satin muu muus. And I recall stifling surges of giggles while being inducted into the august order. I had never encountered such ceremony and ritual and it really cracked me up. My mother gave me a very stern look -- all the parents were there for the proud moment. I'm afraid I didn't make my folks too proud of me! What I remember most of all, and I hope you have forgiven me after all these years, was crashing your non-automatic car into a parked car somewhere on Sanford or Birch as I attempted to make a left turn from Van Giesen -- or some street near there. Your dad was really mad. My dad was really mad. You must have been pretty mad, too! My driving is much improved, by the way. I stick to automatics. -Margi May Pasch Legowik-Legowik (66) ******************************************** From the RHS Alumni Guest Book: Record 250 >>Name: Betti Avant (69) From: Goodland, Kansas Time: 2000-01-08 22:47:30 Comments: I am currently living in northwestern Kansas, home of the wheat fields and sunflowers amongst other crops. A special hello to any '69ers out there who didn't make it to the reunion this past summer. I am working as an X-ray Tech. and Mammographer in a small hospital and loving it. This is a small town, but we do have a Super WalMart. I would love to hear from anyone who would care to drop me a note. Take care -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Gay Wear Miller (69) RE: Adrian's NIght Club Boy, now this subject brings back weird memories.... I went to school with a girl who's father ran Adrians.. she was really a sweet girl... but the night club was a different thing, especially in the 70s and in the Tri Cities.. decided to go there with another couple for laughs... saw my first exotic dancer.. who was not a girl as I first thought... but a transvestite.... I think... no I am sure... it really bugged me at that time in my life to see that and up close... needless to say we left.... anyway.. that seems funny now as the world has changed and it would seem to be nothing now to me. Just the Tri Cities trying to get a little bit of exotic culture... did not last long. Saw my brother in a weird movie theater once too, but we will not get into that ... too bizarre.... another time trying to get a worldly experience that went to heck.... funny though... I am sure he will remember and chuckle.. -Gay Wear Miller (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Doug Lemke 77: You wrote that Sam Battistone Jr. ran Sambos into the ground. Interestingly, he owned the Utah Jazz when I was in Salt Lake in the early 80's and he was running that into the ground as well. They were trying to move to Vegas, playing some "home" games there. The franchise was saved when Larry Miller bought Battistone out. He sounds like an original author of the book titled "How to have a Million Dollars?" Chapter One - Start with 5 million. -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To Tim Lippert (79) You said: "I'd be interested in knowing what went on at Adrian's (where? Wendy's is now). For some reason, I have no idea why, I thought it was a racy (for Richland) nightclub." Adrians: Being single and between women... or is it I am a loser and nobody likes me?... I will try to answer a bit of this Tim. It is incriminatingly difficult to answer. Adrians had probably ran its course for music and “normal” nightclub activities, like they all do. Probably a failing business venture and went sex for sale. Not an unusual case for such changes. Russell Brown (66), Ron Hansen (67), and I heard that a younger RHS 70’s class (a legal aged graduate) person was dancing nude down at Adrians. This was sometime between 74-77, not exactly sure, but I know I will narrow the year/day/hour/minute down in here soon in the Sandstorm. With the virility of youth and curiosity killing the cat, we took off to check out this scene. Sure enough, there she was. It about blew us out of the water. Do not recall any table dancing, only stage. Nor do I remember any bottomless dancing. Nevertheless, Adrians was not anything like today's Sugars (I admit it - been here once in 95 -Shoreline - Aurora - buddies calling me names - peer pressure), or that little nightclub on Okinawa in 67. We didn't stay long, maybe seven or eight hours, and I don't remember leaving the place. But by Richland's standards of the day, it was right up there with Pasco's Elmo's Bookstore. ...and no, I have not been in these places for years. Okay, five years. They are demeaning to the beauty of women, sick, perverted, twisted, interesting, etc., and I am on-line. I never did like those “darkside of the Amendments” places. Besides, Little Beach (Makena) is five miles down the road. One of those quaint little clothing optional beaches here. But I only go down there to watch the whales and dolphins. It offers the best view of these beautiful animals without getting on a boat, plus Kahoolawe and Molokini. How am I doing here...? -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Hensley Mount (70) I've been enjoying the Alumni Sandstorm for quite a while now and have been lamenting the dearth of Class of 70 contributors (except for Mike Franco, God help us all....) and realized (duh) that I could write, too (thanks in part to Mrs. Davis) so here goes.... I don't remember if Sambo's was ever a Denny's or not, but I do remember going into one of the later reincarnations with friends during college days and drinking 50 cent bottomless cups of coffee until they just about threw us out for taking up space (I don't know what we talked about, but it seemed mighty important at the time). I also remember a little place on the west side of Richland - on Cottonwood, maybe???-- that was a small, dark coffee house that had great pie with hot cinnamon sauce and they didn't boot you out (LeAnn Petersen, are you out there???). I also remember (or think I remember - that happens a lot lately) a couple of bands that played either at dances at the school or at the Roller Rink: Chicago Transit Authority (later Chicago???) and Buffalo Springfield. Anybody have the facts here. I know the Association played somewhere in town, too, but the details are foggy. Hi Kathy, Roberta, Anne (where ever you are), Sally, Steve, Paul, Joyce (My God, where are you???). Looking forward to the reunion. -Linda Hensley Mount, class of 70 ******************************************** >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor (70) RE: Another Sambo's memory Chuck M. - you are correct. The Rainbow station was further south down GWWay. The station that was on the Sambo's lot was Flying A. They had a red flying horse in their logo and as I recall the the attendants uniforms were a lovely green and white pinstripe shirt with the logo properly placed on the sleeve and green pants. I can remember my mom stopping to put gas in the 50's era station wagon - you know the ones with the fins and subtle but flashy metallic cloth on the seats. I also vote for Denny's always being in the location they are in now and never on the Sambo's lot. -Mary Jane Smith Poynor '70 ******************************************** >>From: Rich Crigler (70) So all of a sudden Bob Gustavson (70) has a memory of Franco (70) and JFK and to top it off he's a buddy too! Bob, I think you got the groups you were in mixed up.. Bum Gang not Boy Scouts - Was Franco a member of the notorious Bum Gang? Let see who were those guys -Yes you - Mike Figg (70)(the alleged leader) Trujillo twins - Gus - and who else? Didn't Judson get a haircut so he could join the gang? Why don't you give us a list of the Bum Gang then maybe I could believe your handshake story. Now what was that group all about? Mike Figg, I think you should explain as it was a part of Richland history I'll be practicing my lip sync while you get us those names -Rich Crigler 70 ******************************************** >>From: Carol Boyd Breckenfeld (72) To the 1700 Davison street gang: What about the 1600 Davison kids... Me, the Jacksons, the Jantz's, the Shepard's. the Burn's (Yes, Mrs. Burns lived next door to me), the Peterson's, the McDonald's, the VanDerbeek's, the Brunke's. I'm sure there are some that my memory is defaulting on. I still miss the river, and the hill! -Carol Boyd Breckenfeld (72) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To Brad Wear 71: Tastee Freeze is still in the same place, and they still have dipped cones. I read it and as I told you in the last letter about the 40 I found, Tastee Freeze jumped right out at me. Did you ever have a crunch cone? The colored sprinkles with a little browned coconut I think. Or a red dipped cone?? It always comes down to food LOL To Mike Davis 74 Don't people know they should be listening to you????? Sambo's seems to be a hot topic these days - I say let's make up something else and see if we get any response LOL Take care and have pancakes for dinner :) :) :) -Diane Hartley 72 ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) It seems my good friend and classmate, Mike Davis has had enough of the debate about the Sambos/Tiger butter history. Gee, Mike if we could get back to those references about Crigler/Merilee Rush and Franco/Kennedy I think we'd all be a little happier. OXOXOXOXO -Brad Upton '74 ******************************************** >>From: Kim Lampton Kinder (74) To: Mike Davis (74) Sambo's.....Sambo's.....Samob's.....SAMBO'S -Kim Lampton Kinder (74) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) Re: Guy Tunnell's record Yeah, I think Guy was the first athlete to be on four state championship teams (I can't imagine there are too many others in the state). I was his teammate, but I didn't run varsity in 9th grade, like he did. Re: the shelter belt The most fun we had in the Shelter Belt was building dams on the little irrigation ditches. (The least fun was probably later, in high school, when we ran through it as part of x-country workouts -- we ran through the Shelter Belt as part of our regular 8- mile loop, from the school out to the bypass, around to Van Giesen, and back). Re: tearing up the Class of '75 sidewalk It's an outrage. (And I want my pennies back.) -Jim Rice '75 ******************************************** >>From: Bob Kennedy (79) RE: b-ball To Kathie Roe Truax (64), What are we going to do with these "72" Bombers? I'm sure we will get at least Neill to show up, stand at the 3Pt. line and just look for the shot. Someone needs to explain to them that we don't wear the Tighty shorts any more so our Bellys won't look so "Awe" inspiring. You also might tell them that Phill has mellowed with age and we won't have to run lines till we PUKE (I don't know this to be true Phill probably would take some pleasure seeing us all line up for one more set). Anyway, I really hope we can get some of those "American Pie's" to make the game. It wouldn't be much of a game without our "72" Champions. Good Luck -Bob Kennedy "79" ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To Gay Wear Miller (69) Just curious, Gay. Where exactly was what you called Sherwood Forest off Stevens? My family lived on Stevens starting in 1966, and there were houses all around. Was it up in the north end? -Beth Young Gibson (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** POP QUIZ #2 - NAME THOSE SCHOOLS ********************************* From: Rick Polk (70) 1. Marcus Whitman 2. Carmichael 3. Lewis & Clark 4. Chief Jo 5. Sacajawea 6. Spalding 7. Jason Lee ********************************* From: Phil Jones (69) 1. Lewis & Clark 2. Carmichael 3. Sac 4. Chief Jo 5. ? 6. Spalding 7. ********************************* From: Judi Ell Dahl "76" 1) Lewis and Clark 2) Carmichael 3) Jefferson 4) Chief Joseph 5) Old Sacy 6) Spalding 7) Jason Lee Great photos (brings back good memories) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/12/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 27 Bombers and one Blue Devil today. Anna May Wann (49), Pat Brimhall (51), Ralph Myrick (51), Bev Coates (52), Hugh Hinson (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Jan Nelson (60), Larry Mattingly (60), Denny Damschen (62), Bonnie Timmerman (63), Jim House (63), Chuck Faubert (64), Mike Botu (65), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Tedd Cadd (66), Bob Gustavson (70), Linda Hensley (70), Brad Wear (71), Diane Carpenter (72), Mike Davis (74), Dave Trent (75), Jim Rice (75), Shirley Boots (77), Kathy Wheat (79), Mary (Christiano) Kleyn (Blue Devil) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name that School --- after regular entries: Marv Carstens (61), Spencer Houck (71), Paula Smith (70), Bob Gustavson (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May Wann Thompson (49) Well, haven't written in in quite a while so here goes. Just got back from hearing Brad Upton (74). The guy before him wasn't good at all (Guess I'm too old for his type of jokes) but Brad was great. To quote Brad "It was great!!!! My cheeks are still sore) Took two of my friends for dinner and to watch Brad. The food was great and Brad was the dessert. Sure hope he can perform at the All School reunion in June. If you haven't seen and heard him you are in for a real treat. Believe it or not he was at a restaurant in Redmond. How convenient. Went to Hong Kong, China etc. in November and while on one of the Ferry rides between islands my daughter-in-law sat next to a woman she brought over to me. Said I had to meet her. Her name is Ellen Smith and she and her husband came to Richland in 1944. He was one of those that set up Richland and started the project. She worked for the "Villager". They left Richland in 1946 and moved to Oak Ridge and then to South Carolina. A lovely person to talk to. I told her about our Sandstorm page and sent her one of the copies. Since she didn't recognize any of the names on that day, it sounded like she wasn't interested. She knew so much about our history and the building of Richland that I thought she would enjoy some of the earlier items we had on contamination, etc. I will write to her again and see what comes of it. It sure lets you know what a small world this is when you meet people like her in Hong Kong (so far from home) and she is part of our history. And now about Pep Club. It was great fun. I especially enjoyed the drill team during half time. With the help of Joe Barker's wife, Bonese Collins and later Miss Carlyle we did one darn good job. I really wanted to be a cheer leader but Venetta Johnson (Pep Club advisor) knew I was such a klutz she talked me into running for President instead. Thing is that was so long ago I don't remember much about that year except having fun, having more fun and just enjoying life to its fullest. I guess that's what being a teenager is all about anyway. Maybe that's why I enjoy my grandkids that are teenagers, I live vicariously through their activities and have just as much fun as they do (except when they are in wrestling matches). Haven't had a good wrestling match for about 49 years now and that always ended up in fun.!!!!! (Glad my kids don't read the Sandstorm). To Gary, thanks for the albums. Thought they would mention the frosh football team during some of those years, but did enjoy reading the names of some of our good football players from the U that played for Mel when he was Defensive Line Coach. Pictures do bring back memories that seem to have faded with age. Keep writing everyone. I do enjoy reading about all of your memories. -Anna May Wann Thompson (49) ******************************************** >>From: Pat Brimhall Madaia (51) To Ralph Myrick (51) Re: Norman Howard's ashes What are you talking about? Did Norman really pass away in '96? If so, I'm so sorry to hear that. I went to grade school with him and lived close by. He was such a sweet guy! I believe I heard years ago that his sister died in a tragic accident. Anyone know the true story about them? I sure don't remember special socks for Pep Club --- that must have come after '51. In fact, at first I didn't even think we had hats, but then it seemed to ring a bell. Gosh, here I thought I had total recall of grade school and high school. I know I don't remember yesterday, but the good ole years in Richland I thought I knew. So much for these wonderful "golden years". I do know it was a wonderful place to grow up, and I'm sorry our grandkids can't have it as good as we did! To Sandy Atwater Boyd (51); Thanks for the message. I think of you often, I'm sorry I didn't make it to the Club 40 Reunion --- I was feeling lousy. One of my favorite memories is your Dad and the pencil to make another dimple. I don't ever eat cream cheese (which I love) without thinking of you and your Grandma, seemed like every morning with rye bread, right? I love them both! To Dave Brusie (51): Lunch sounds good! I was in Colorado at my sisters in October, and when I got home I managed to screw up my AOL. Happy "2000" to everyone. May we all have good health in "2000"!! -Pat Brimhall Madaia, class of '51 ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) To Don Fisher (50) Thanks Don for responding to whose ashes were found in the Columbia. I don't know if you know it, but Doreen told me that Earl Wagner died. It seems like death is thinning us out. How have you been? I used to see you once in a while but not for a long time now. Hope your health is good. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Bev Coates Karns (52) To Janice Wilgus Beaulieu (59) Read Marilyn Richey's (53) message to you 1/10/00. I also worked with your Mom at 3760 Building in 300 Area. I didn't work in the Library but was in an office upstairs from the Library/Files. Your Mother was a really neat lady. She always had a story and was like a Mom to a lot of people there. I think of her when I use her recipe to make fudge at Christmas time. My husband and I were friends of the Knight's next door to them, so I kept in touch with her and your Dad. I worked in the same building as Vic at different times over the years I was with GE-Battelle. They were both nice people. Was sad to see your Dad after Hazel died. Ran into him at the store, etc., and he was so lonely. I added his name to the Sr Newsletter but don't think he ever participated at the Senior Center. (We don't like to admit we're old enough for that place. I play bridge there at least twice a week.) I ran into Sharis Baker Bobo (?) at the Pasco Airport just before New Years and we talked about the group at the Library, in particular your Mom. I worked at the 3760 Building in 1957-1961, so wasn't there while Marilyn Richey was. Really enjoy the Alumni Sandstorm. Good work Maren and Gary. -Beverly Coates Karns (52) ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To: Marilyn Richey (53) Thanks for the note. We are still kicking and going for it here in Lakewood. I have been married to Dorothy for 43 years now and plan to make it as far as we can go. I am seriously thinking about the reunion this year. We have our 50th in 2002. We had lunch with Skip Scott and his beautiful wife Dorothy this last summer. He is doing great. You take care and keep in touch. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55): Carol, the sloppy Joe type sandwiches were at Tastee Freeze when the original owners, Mr. & Mrs. Parker Hansen, built the place in 1950 or 51. They owned it until about 63 and Harold and Lenore Krutz bought. The sandwich you are asking about was a special at most Tastee F. They had a machine where you cut the bun about one or one and half inches and put on this heating machine. You put it on a rod that heated up the bun and then put the sloppy Joe meat inside the bun. They were messy but very tasty. I ate them even if I did work at By's. To Fred Suckow (55) The manager of the Richland The. was Keith Maupin I think. He was a graduate of Richland in the late 40's. I know he went to school with my two brothers. He was really a very nice guy. He really worked under Mr. Stiles who had managed it before the Uptown opened. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Jan Nelson (60) Earlier on there was a discussion of favorite teachers. One of mine was Thelma Pearson. She taught art at Chief Jo in 56- 57. I had heard four years ago that she was living in Oregon. Does anyone have her address. I am reclaiming my artistic self. Thanks -Jan Nelson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Adrians was owned and run by Adrian Phipps and his partner Jack Laughery. Adrian ran the kitchen and booked the bands. Jack ran the bar. Jack was an extraordinarily talented bartender who could work as many as 5-6 cocktail girls working the floor, and entertain several patrons at the bar at the same time. He was also very intelligent and an expert on ancient history. I took a series of bar tending lessons from him which have served me well a number of times in my life. Jack was an interesting fellow and not a bad guy to have as a friend. A couple of highlights for the place were: It was "the" hot nightspot in the Tri Cities for a number of years, and the first in Eastern Washington to have a topless dancer. Most of my visits were in the early afternoon (working graveyard at Hanford) when several of us who were taking lessons from Jack, would meet. I think they opened about 5 PM. I do remember one of the nights a couple of us stayed and had dinner and then watched the band. Richland's own Ginger(?) somebody who was a Playboy bunny, showed up and all the guys in the place went nutso trying to get a dance with her. I met a mutual friend a couple of years ago and she told me Jack and Adrian were back together and running a very successful club in the upper midwest somewhere. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) The R2K Committee would like a head count of attendees. If you are planning to come to the All Bomber Reunion in June and you haven't responded through the R2K web site (DON'T DO BOTH) please take time now to drop an e-mail. We would like to know how many there will be in your party, what activities you plan to attend (Chili Feed, Sock-Hop, Basketball Game, Group Picture, etc.), and if you will be purchasing anything (T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, Hat, Ornament, etc.) so we will have an idea if anyone's going to be there and also how much to pre-order. THANK YOU!! later, -denny damschen (62) ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Timmerman Glover (63) Hi there friends......... Just had lunch with a dear friend from the past. Peggy Johnson Tadlock (63). We were talking a lot about Richland and the friends that we knew and hoped all is well with them. The one subject that came up is "name all the colors your house was painted inside and out while you were living there. To tell you the truth, it was fun to remember. I remember, every other year or so, the painters would come. Wish I had that luxury now, how about you? Take care.......... -Bonnie Timmerman Glover 63 ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) re: Snake Dance According to my sources, the R2k Reunion Committee is considering a snake dance for the reunion. Any guy with a pulse would probably pay a generous entry fee if they read Dick Epler's (52) January 8th entry in the Sandstorm. My heart raced. It brought back memories I never had. I obviously spent way too much time with a basketball. -Jim House (63) ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Faubert (64) RE: Sambo's, Banana's, and Sterling's The service station/restaurant story as best I can remember; In the 50's a Flying A was built on the corner of GWWay and Newton. I can remember they had a 15 to 20 foot blow-up cowboy out front as a promotion. In the late 50's or early 60's Phillips 66 bought out Flying A and the name was changed. I was the owner of the SERVICE station (as we gave service to our customers back then) from 1968 to 1970. The Desert Inn next door was redone and renamed to the Hanford House. Phillips 66 sold the land to Sambo's Restaurant chain and they built the restaurant in the early 70's. Then came Mr. Sterling and his partner and they bought the restaurant and named it Banana's Family Restaurant. Then Mr. Sterling bought out his partner and renamed it Sterling's Famous Steak Seafood & Salad Bar as it is know today. -Chuck Faubert, Class of 64 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Botu (65) Re: HomeRun Botu? To: Gary Behymer (64) Gary, yes that would be me. I played for Floyd Gates, one of MY most memorable and influential adults during that period. I was glad to see they named that little league field after him. He was a champion of fair play and always saw to it that every player on his team got to play in every game, regardless of the outcome of the game. How you played the game was always more important to him than winning or losing. The way it should be. Salute to Mr. Floyd Gates. Thanks for replying to me and for hosting this forum. -Mike Botu (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) To Suzan Foster, Wow, you really hit all the memories of summer in Richland--the hot days, how I long for bare feet on the pavement and sunburned shoulders again. Tents in the backyard yes, with rooms even, hide and seek till after dark. Hey, Mike Botu my old block neighbor! Good to see your note on the site. How the hell are you? Thanks. Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) RE: Forts The fort discussion reminded me of my favorite fort. We lived on Adams in the 50s and I would play with friends in a "fort" over near the railroad tracks by Wellsian Way. It was really a place where three or four large sagebrush bushes grew close together and there was a natural arch where they met. The "room" was accessed by crawling between a couple of the bushes in one or two places. The other sides were too grown together to get through. I thought it was great fun and it certainly was a great hiding place. -Tedd Cadd 66 ******************************************** >>From: Bob Gustavson (70) RE: Bum Gang My long time good buddy (and absentee insurance agent), Richard Crigler, asks me to expound on an interesting subject: the "Bum Gang" (Figgy: Let me handle this). Don't let the negative connotations of the name fool you; this was a very elite group of outstanding individuals who were given the opportunity to serve the community through self sacrifice in extreme conditions. You see, some individuals, primarily from the RHS Class of '70 but also from the surrounding communities, were hand selected for participation by respected members of the local community through recognition of previous weekend community social activities. Opportunities were provided for additional education and for training in the virtues of patience, sacrifice, humility, and industry. Although most of the traditions of the Bum Gang Brotherhood are kept close to the chest of surviving lifetime members, I can tell you that the trials and "steps to enlightenment" were supposedly much like those of the Shao Lin monks. The organization was instrumental in establishing judicial policy that survives to this day; that which is now known as "community service in lieu of time served." Because of the absolute need for secrecy, you will not find reference to these activities in any public record. Providing a list of members of The Brotherhood would violate the sacred trust of the order. Interestingly enough, the word "Bum" has nothing to do with the members of the group. Supposedly, the "Bum" was simply the guy who bought the beer! Picture this memory in your head. Stuntman extraordinaire Rich Crigler (70) going about 30 mph down the 1700 block of Davison on his motorcycle standing up on the seat with his arms outstretched to the side. Awesome talent! And now for "the rest of the story", he's now is an insurance agent. -Bob Gustavson (70) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Hensley Mount (70) Ah, tastee freez. One time I asked for a dip cone and the ice cream accidentally fell into the chocolate dip mix. They just scooped it out, plopped it in a bowl and served it to me anyway. It was so good that I started requesting "Accidental dip cones" and for about a dime extra they'd drop it in the goop for me. Probably won't do it now and Dairy Queen sure as heck won't (can't do a dip with frozen yogurt, anyway). I also remember Boston shakes which were your choice of milkshake flavor topped with your choice of sundae (Thompson, are you listening???) I tell my kids about those while they slurp those pathetic, artificial things you get at McDonald's. You're right - it always comes down to food......... Also, quick correction. My e-mail address is for those who care and even those who don't..... -Linda Hensley Mount (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Rick Maddy (67), Gay Wear Miller (69)(My sister): Re: Adrian's Oh yeah what a place by the times standards. The Dancer Gay saw was a transsexual, not a transvestite. Come on don't you watch Springer? I think he/she was Christian Anderson. Years later came into Woolworth's when I worked there and had everyone in the store circled around staring. Rick that was nothing compared to places in the Philippines. Jo-Lo's in Allongapo City (sp), Luzon Island P.I. If you've been there you know what I mean. Most squids and Marines (God's chosen few) who were in the Orient know about it. To Rich Crigler (70): Bum Gang, man you're cold. Of course a bum bought it for me officer. That group was composed of a few very entrepreneurial guys. You have to admit they were creative in their scrounging libations. You probably know about Jo-Lo's as well - Semper Fi. To Linda Hensly Mount (70): There were some great bands that played at the Roller Rink. Buffalo Springfield - David Crosby, The Sir Douglas Quintet - She's about a mover, great song. Doug Sahms just died here in Texas. Tower of Power, The Association, The Sonics, and who could forget The Isle of Phyve. Greg Reiten and the boys. To Diane Hartley (72): I hope Tastee-Freezee is in the same location. Yes, I have had the crunch cone, and I hope to have another one soon. I used to hang out at "Ernie's Rack and Cue" instead of eating the institutional food in the cafeteria. Interesting group used to be down there. To Beth Gibson Young (81): Beth, Since my sister is getting older I don't know if she'll remember where Sherwood Forest was. It was in the North East quadrant of Stevens and Murray. It was there for years. Now it's apartments. There was a big real estate sign there for Sherwood Realty, ergo Sherwood Forest. Great place to play, the canal that was between the old YMCA and the Stilts apts started there. -Brad Wear 71 ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) Since we have been forbidden to speak of Sambo's, does anyone remember that other high class eatery, the coffee shop at the bowling alley? Maybe it still exists in some other incarnation. I worked graveyard shift there the summer after graduation, earning money for college. Renae Swallow ('72) and Lori Rigby ('73) shared the adventure/misery. Since it was the only "all night" place in town at the time (I believe), at 2am when the bars closed, all the drunks would come in to the coffee shop. Lots of fun for us waitresses. One of the more gourmet items on the menu was hash browns with gravy. My main memory though is going home at 6am absolutely reeking of cigarette smoke. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Identification of the Richland School Photographs 1. Brad Upton's School for the Hair Challenged 2. Phil Jones' Quarterback School (a five year program) 3. Rich Crigler's Lip Sync Training Academy 4. Boog Alley's Typing School 5. Mike Franco's Tall Tale Tech 6. Tedi Teverbaugh's Bat Girl Finishing School 7. Actually, not a school at all- I believe that to be the famous Sambo's Tiger Butter Factory. Geez, that was easy! -M.Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) What sidewalk? -Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) Re: Bands that played Richland Linda Hensley Mount (70) mentioned Chicago and Buffalo Springfield playing at the Roller Rink. I remember Chuck Berry at some Water Follies thing (well past his prime), Bill Withers in the gym, and ZZ Top at the raceway in West Richland (At which I locked my keys in the trunk after taking a case of beer out of my '63 Falcon, and had to pry the trunk open with a crow bar. Didn't look too good after that.) -Jim Rice '75 ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Shirley Boots Neiman (77) Date: Tue Jan 11 21:15:25 2000 Hello Class of 1977 E-mail me if you'd like to chat -Shirley Boots Neiman (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To Tamara Baird Cullison (79) ...girlfriend, the crunch cone was it! I even took my kids for one in years past! They couldn't believe I took time to go out of way to show 'em Tastee Freeze and what a crunch cone was. We will probably keep in touch more through Sandstorm than we do living in the same part of town! Let's get together for your birthday.... To: Tamara Baird Cullison, Chapter 2! Do you think there is some connection that Linda King, Cheryl Sevigny, and you had this thing about crunch cones? You must've influence your friends in a good way.... anyway, I asked the tastee freeze lady when I took my kids there and I believe she said there was coconut in the crunch! To Bob Kennedy (79): But, Bobby, you know '79 was the best! What great memories. How many of you Class of '79 are hoping to go to R2K? Sounds like it will be a great weekend! With all the restaurant jargon.... tastee freez was the best (Tamara, look what you started).... does anyone remember that little place next to Tomlinson's (that had the cool ice cream scoops) called Dog 'n Suds? That is my first memory of the good ol Corn Dog! -Kathy Wheat Fife '79 ******************************************** >>From: Mary (Christiano) Kleyn (Blue Devil) Hi Richland Bombers, I'm not a Bomber Alumni, but my husband is one. I'm actually from one of your enemies territories, Walla Walla High School. :) But let's still be friends! I'm writing because I would like to know if anyone, other than Billy Didway, remembers my husband from high school, or even before. His name is Vance Kleyn and is from the class of '66. He didn't graduate though, he quit early, got his GED, joined the army and went to Vietnam. Any memories out there? Please e-mail me personally if you like Thanks much -- I love reading your posts. Mary (Christiano) Kleyn ******************************************** ******************************************** POP QUIZ #2 - NAME THOSE SCHOOLS ********************************* >>From: Marv Carstens (61) 1. Lewis and Clark 2. Carmichael 3. Sacajawea 4. Chief Joseph 5. Sacajawea (again) 6. Spalding 7. Jason Lee Marv Carstens (61) ********************************* >>From: Spencer Houck (71) 1. Lewis & Clark 2. Carmichael 3. Jefferson 4. Chief Jo 5. Sacajawea 6. Spalding 7. Jason Lee At least I think these are right? Thanks, -Spence (71) ********************************* >>From: Paula Smith (70) 1. Spalding 2. Carmichael 3. Admin. Bldg. 4. Chief Joseph 5. Old Sacy 6. Jefferson 7. Jason Lee ********************************* >>From: Bob Gustavson (70) I have to go with Ricky Polk (70): 1. Marcus Whitman 2. Carmichael 3. Lewis & Clark 4. Chief Jo (go Warriors) 5. Sacajewea 6. Spalding 7. Jason Lee ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/13/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Pearson (50), Doreen Hallenback (51), Pat Brimhall (51), Sandra Atwater (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Bill Hoyle (58), Janet Wilgus (59), Richard Anderson (60), Roxanne Knutson (62), Maren Smyth (64), Richard St. John (65), Gay Wear (69), Paul Felts (69), Phil Jones (69), Rick Valentine (68), Michael Figg (70), Rich Crigler (70), Ron Breedlove (71), Dee Shipman (72), Linda Smith (72), Lois Clayton (72), Greg Alley (73), Christa Moore (75), Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) TO : Jan Nelson '60 My mother, Thelma Pearson, will be delighted to hear that you remember her!! She has moved from Oregon to Chula Vista California. Her address is [address deleted - contact Ann -Ed]. She would be delighted to hear from you. -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) RE: Classmates Missing & Deceased '51 To those who recently inquired about class of '51 deceased and missing classmates, just click on the "All Bomber Alumni Links site" listed at the end of the Alumni Sandstorm, then click on 1951 and you will see those people listed. I believe there are 36 classmates who are deceased. If anyone knows of changes that should be made in either the deceased or missing listings, please let me know. Maren has graciously been keeping the 1951 page updated, just waiting for a class volunteer to come forward and take on those duties. Any interest out there? -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ******************************************** >>From: Pat Brimhall Madaia (51) To Ralph Myrick (51) and Don Fisher (50), Re: Norman Howard's ashes: Thanks for the info on Norm Howard's ashes. I can understand why Norm wanted ashes put in the Columbia. He lived on the river on Haines Ave. in grade school and high school -- so I can see he considered that home. We were good friends and I'm sorry he is gone. I also plan to have some of my ashes spread there. -Pat Brimhall Madaia (51) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) To Pat Brimhall (51): So glad to hear that you are OK and that you do remember those fun things. We did have such fun and it was good that you stopped by my house every morning on the way to school. I also remember playing "Spin the Bottle" at your house - of course we did play that at other homes and also the game of Post Office! I would imagine that lots of people remember those games! I do not remember any special socks that the Pep Club had either - do remember all the fun that we had! To Jan Nelson (60): I remember Mrs. Thelma Pearson as one of my favorite people! I am quite sure that her daughters will be writing to the Sandstorm to tell you all about her! Love her! Haven't seen her in a very long time, but guess she is doing pretty good. -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Jan Nelson (60) Mrs. Thelma Pearson, who was an art teacher at Chief Joe junior high, is still alive. I ran around with Judi Pearson (54) in high school and the Pearsons moved to Lincoln City, Oregon and she was very successful in her own art gallery for about 25 years. Mrs. Pearson is now living in San Diego where her oldest daughter, Ann (50), lives and Judi lives in Phoenix. She is about 88 years old and I think she still paints. I am fortunate to have a beautiful painting in my house of hers. I think she had alot to do with helping development of some well known artist from RHS such as Bill Allan (54), Bill Scoggins (54), Bill Wiley and Bob Hudson both of class of 56. All of these people have gone on in that field and have done very well. I am sure you can ask Judi through the Sandstorm and she will answer you. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Hoyle (58) RE: "Old" Swimming Pool Reading the Sandstorm the last few days has brought back many great memories! Does anybody remember the "old" swimming pool down in John Dam {?} Park? I don't think I have ever been in as cold water as that pool had in all the years since. You could only stay in for an hour before they made you go stand in line again and they let the next group swim. We use to try every scheme to stay in two hours but they always caught me. Did anybody figure out a way to outsmart those lifeguards? I went down for the second time there when a "friend" pushed me in and said "swim". They had to pull me out and everybody was standing around watching the dumb kid who couldn't swim. -Bill Hoyle (58) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Bev Coates (52) and Marilyn Richey (53): Thank you both for remembering my mother and my dad. I know that Mom's happiest times were spent at her work in the technical library. She had many very close friends there - isn't it neat that some of those carry over into our lives. That's how I know Edwinna Allan and through the years put faces with names of those great ladies from Batelle. I can only thank you all for enriching the life of my mom. And yes, she could make the very best fudge. Recipes seem to be good memory joggers, too. January will be an anniversary of sorts - Mom and Dad would have been pleased to know that they are remembered fondly. We love the Knights - next door for 40+ years and such great people, Laurie and Joe. Thanks. And to end upbeat, the RHS reunion plans sound like fun and hope that Tom and I can make it - instead of a Snake dance, it could likely be more like a "worm crawl" for some of us earlier grads - maybe we can divide up - just as long as we get to the Spudnut shop, one way or another. Does anyone remember the little typewriter repair shop that used to be in the old downtown across from the Desert Inn? When I was a grade-schooler, it was a hobby shop of sorts. The Desert Inn was fun too. When I worked as a p/t secretary there during hs, Wally Bowen was the mgr. and a tall red- haired girl from the class of '57 worked in the lobby (maybe the travel agency) can't think of her name.. Maryanne?) I could use the swimming pool, take breaks in the little restaurant (the best "fountain cokes") and thought it so neat that a family actually lived there - called it home and had all those services. Imagine eating out every meal and having the pool to boot! I think the Bowen's daughter was in the class of '60. Don't know if this topic is of any interest but just hoped it would distract from the great Sambo's debate. Upon returning to Atomic City as a GE employee, I remember heading for a local spot (I think the Gas Light) with my greatest buddy, M.L., we had just cashed our paychecks, stuffed cash in the "bucket bags," and when exiting the Green Ground Grabber, M.L.s 56' Ford, one of the notorious Richland wind/sand gusts, tore the car door wide open, spilling the bag and scattering a week's worth of hard cash and it flew everywhere. We collected most from the leaves/debris clinging like a frieze to the chain link fence. Good memories. M.L. used to ride a bike to work sometimes (at Kaiser, I think), skirts flying, spike-heels to the pedals; a beautiful sight to see, I'm certain. More memories another time. I'll be waiting for extrapolations on this. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson (60) re: Izeta (sp?) Well boys and girls, do your hearts lust after the dignified 740iL? Perhaps a 3- Series "starter"? Or the tigerish M3 flavor? Then again, you may be awaiting a brand spanking new M5 to attract the attentions of the local gendarmerie? What all of these German steeds have in their blood is their 50's-60's ancestor: the ever lovely BMW Isetta. -Richard Anderson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) Was just wondering when did the dances start at the roller skating rink. I don't recollect any music there during late 50's or early 60's? I was only away from here a few years and this was a complete surprise. To Larry Mattingly: The present building on GWWay that housed Adrians is the Red Robin. To this day the old dance floor is still there. Its back towards the salad bar?, serving area and close to the rest rooms. Adrian passed away many years ago while living in Walla Walla at the age of 81 or somewhere around that age. You are the only person I know that probably will know how to make the Between the Sheet cocktail. It is different than just the Between the sheet drink. I haven't found a bartender that can make that cocktail since Adrian's closed. Sure would like to have it, just for memory sake. How many of you remember the old gentleman that dressed the part at the uptown theater, and tore the tickets in half when you came in the door? He practically had a tux on with the black bow tie. Mr. Black was his name, I believe? Remember how nice this theater was upon grand opening, and how we would all end up at Spudnut Shop to call our folks to come and get us on Friday nights. I remember when there were certain nights the soldiers came into town to see a movie or go roller skating and my Mom wouldn't let me go on those nights. Boy, that was a long time ago! Enough rambling for this visit, see you at yr2. -roxanne knutson short (62) Your friend always Roxy ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) Anybody remember George Caruthers?? Came to Richland in about 1949. He was the blind piano tuner for K-K-K-Kortens for many years. George was good friends with my Dad and he's still in touch. So if anybody wants an update on George, let me know... I need Data Base help. I need somebody who is PROFICIENT with Microsoft Access. Well, doesn't *have* to be Access, but that's the DB software that I have - it came with Office97. I've played with Access a little and think I'm ready to ask some detailed questions about it - want to know if it will do all the things I want a DB to do. If there's other DB software that will do what I want, that's OK, too. I *think* I want somebody who can build the DB and then I can do the data entry. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth (64) ******************************************** >>From: Richard St. John (65) To: Steve Upson (65) RE: Missing bombers of '65 Larry W. Willis (65) was living near Houston in the late '80's. He was in charge of flight services for Continental Airlines. Might try the phone books for Houston and the surrounding suburbs. I'm not sure if his mother still lives in Richland; I know his Dad died in '98, so she might have moved. She used to work for Yakima federal, if that helps. Richard St. John, '65 ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) To all 'Bombers' and the 'Class of 1968': Happy New Year, and to Maren, Gary and Richard, and everyone who is working behind the scene to keep the class pages up... keep up the good work... -Rick Valentine (68) ******************************************** >>From: Gay Wear Miller (69) RE: Adrians To Brad Wear (71: The dancer's name was Riley Morris and he became Kirsten Anderson... when I first saw him he had not yet become a physical woman... that came later... so he was not a transsexual yet... had to find a dr. and live that way for a least a year before the operation. And, even though I may be older and wiser... I still remember where Sherwood Forest was... that was an awesome play spot for our neighborhood. Hey, Brad... remember when you would not let anyone ride your little motor scooter and you finally relented and let Karla Bierlein ride it??? She crashed didn't she.. in our back yard? Also... a question for you, Brad... how can a good, fully trained Marine shoot himself in the butt???? Never figured that one out... maybe Clark Riccobunno could answer that one... anyway... just glad you made it through your tour and came out in one piece physically and mentally...... you were a lucky one... Your sis... -Gay ******************************************** >>From: Paul Felts (69) To: Boo Boo Davis (74) Nice stuff with the New Year's resolutions. Let me help you with one of them. You can forget about Cartmell paying up. H***, I still have IOU's from Cartmell from card games that are at least 10 years old. Also, he will walk clean around Rish Stadium to have someone (I won't mention who) let him in through the fence so he can save 4 dollars on a Bomber football game. Despite all this, we still love him!!! -Paul Felts (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) Congratulations to Mike Davis (74). Nice work on the school picture quiz. You got 6 out of 7. Number 7 isn't the famous Sambo's Tiger Butter Factory. I think it was a Denny's. -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Michael Figg (70) To Bob Gustavson (70), etc. Re: The Bum Gang Good description of the spiritual significance of the Bum Gang, but probably over Crigler's head. If he wouldn't have been off studying insurance I'm sure he had what it took. But alas, no point in talking about what could have been. But Bob, you must have missed the day when we really got into what Bum ideology was all about. There wasn't anyone named Bum. It was simply "Be Utterly Meritorious". To Jean Albaugh McKnight (72): I do remember the Reases Izeta (I'll go with your spelling, cause I don't know either). It was white if I remember correctly, as was the huge Chrysler they had. Funny, I don't remember anybody else's cars on Davison (other than ours) except those two of the Reases and the blue Chevy wagon of the Gustavsons. But then I spent a lot of time in the Chevy wagon either going skiing, to Church, the Bum Gang meetings, etc. And on that list of Davison Street Bergdahl Hill participants I think I missed one family - The Figgs! -Michael Figg (70) ******************************************** >>From: Rich Crigler (70) Gees Gus, if you would have written like that in high school -- Mrs. Zoe Larson would have passed you and had you typed that much all year the beloved Mrs. (fur coat) Wiley wouldn't have gotten mad when you wrote your grade in her book. Yes, a Bum did buy the beer but not all the time. Bob Gustavson was head box boy at Kaisers market and more than once he hid Heidleburg stubbies under the lettuce trimmings in the dumpster. A return trip later that nite wasn't for salad. A call over the intercom at Chief Jo "Mike Figg, Sgt. Taylor and the rest of us would still like to hear your story" Brad Wear (71) - you went in Jo Los? You remember Alongapo City? I spent my time at White Rock Beach --Reading-- Paula, you need help on those school sites.... Boo Boo Davis, You're good! I like all but one of your picks. Thanks, -Crigler 70 ******************************************** >>From: Ron Breedlove (71) Diane, I can well remember the days at the Atomic Cafe (bowling alley). I started there when I was 14 years old when I was going to Carmichael. I worked quite a few years for Clair, mainly the graveyard shift, Friday and Saturday nights. I could probably tell quite a few stories about that place and the customers who came in there in the early hours of the morning. I remember in the winter one year when we would watch the cars come down Carmichael hill (Lee Blvd.), sliding sideways and backwards due to the snow and ice. I remember all of the "pot Games" that the bowlers (Ed Casey, Dave Kunkler - my ex brother-in-law, Don Gana, and others) had. We would vacate the cafe and go out and watch. We did a hell of a business back then and now when I do get out to one of the local establishments, (not very often mind you) I see the same people that were our customers back then. -Ron Breedlove (71) ******************************************** >>From: Dee Shipman Jones (72) RE: Guardian Angels I remember quite well being a Guardian Angel. My football player in '72 was Dean Thompson and I "angeled" with Deanne Rigby. I can remember making him a chocolate cake and dropping it off on his front door step and running away as fast as we could. We went all out decorating his locker on many occasions. Also we innocently(?) posted a huge hand painted sign in the mixer area for Dean which stated something a little inappropriate which was only up for maybe an hour before the Assistant Principal (Nash?) made us take it down. We truly thought it was funny but........... if my own daughter would make a similar sign when she got into high school I would be mortified! At any rate, it was a ton of fun and brings back good memories. -Dee Shipman '72' ******************************************** >>From: Linda Smith Davis (72) RE: adrian Jack and Adrian ran a wonderful classy restaurant in Walla Walla for several years. The also used it as a bed and breakfast the last few years. The house was one of those great old mansions in Walla Walla. Adrian had some poor health and surgery a few years ago. They spent most of their time at a cabin in the blues. After Adrian died, Jack sold the Moore mansion and moved to the cabin. Jack's cousin through whom I knew them has also died, so I have lost touch with Jack. -Linda Smith Davis '72 ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton (72) RE: Fruitcakes I was thinking fondly about C.U.P's fruitcakes that we used to make. Do they still make them? Does anyone know the recipe that we used to use back in the late 60's and early 70's? -Lois Clayton Colton '72 ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To all who have given us the true facts on Sambos and Adrians: Thanks. To quote Sgt. Joe Friday - "just the facts ma'am". With Kennewick people protesting the new store that sells lingerie and dirty books, its interesting to know that there was topless dancing just down the street in our town back then. To Linda Hensley Mount (70): We called those special deals at Tastee Freeze mistakes. We would walk over from some sport practice at Christ the King or Richland High and ask for them. They made a mistake and put them in the freezer and we would ask for and purchase them for anywhere from 5 to 25 cents as I remember. To Brad Wear (71): Were Neil Young and Doug Sahm really in Richland? I wish I was older now. All I remember being told who played at the roller rink was Paul Revere and the Raiders and Merilee Rush and a handful of lesser known bands. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Christa Moore Kirkendall (75) RE: '75 Sidewalk To Dave Trent (75): Dave, Don't you remember the sidewalk we put our names in, I think out behind the cafeteria? We did that our senior year. -Christa Moore Kirkendall, 1975 ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) Have some observations from recent entries... [Pop Quiz #2] School pictures - Read the lists in yesterday's Sandstorm and found I went to three of the schools. Don't recognize any of them. Too much time or too much fun, not sure which! Dog-N-Suds was my Pony League team sponsor for one year. Great Logo on the uniforms! We won the league championship that year (final was against VFW). Tortorelli (75) was their pitcher and Pipes Thompson (75) was our ace. What a great summer that was! Forts - We built one heckuva fort in Mike Roach's (76) back yard one summer. Dug a nice hole right next to two very large utility poles. After about a week trimming it out and getting it just so, we showed our Dads. Oh did we catch it! Seems we nearly caused a major power outage (the poles weren't leaning too much!) The workers from WPPS sure looked serious when they showed up! Can't forget Brian Kirkelie (sp?) (76), he was one of the construction gang! Shelter belt - Lived at 1000 Abbot in my earliest days and lived in the Shelter belt most of the time. I remember piling mountains of tumbleweeds in a nearby large ditch with my friends, putting on winter clothing (for protection) and diving into the pile. When it got packed in, we'd load it up and do it again! We also had day long games of capture the flag and every once in a while my dad and I would pick asparagus in the fields around the belt. In my high school years, the bowling alley was a great place to finish off the weekend's activities. I remember coffee with french fries and brown gravy. Jeff Roberts (75) and Guy Meinke (75 - Hanford High) would spend hours playing pool, foosball, and pinball there, just hanging out. In my top ten of high school memories were Bomber basketball game nights. We'd walk to the games, get there early and occasionally sit with the bleacher bums. Our leadership was excellent. Their prepared "cheers" would usually capture the attention of the entire assemblage (on occasion, it wasn't a good thing!). But most of the time, we'd sit as high as we could on the student side and watch Neill, Thompson, Coyne, Mitchell and the rest wreak havoc on the visiting team. After the game about a hundred fans would walk to Dairy Queen and spend a few hours being teenagers in the seventies. Usually to the chagrin of the adults in attendance! Most of the balance of my top ten memories cannot be discussed in this forum ... my Mom, Lois "Pat" McCrarey Trent (50), reads this!!! -Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/14/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts (49), Lois McCrarey (50), Sandra Atwater (51), Pat Aeschliman (57), Dennis Barr (58), Janet Wilgus (59), Helen Cross (62), Richard Trujillo (62), Carol Converse (64), Kipp Quinlan (64), Linda McKnight (65), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Bob Gustavson (70), Brad Wear (71), Clark Riccobuono (71), Diane Carpenter (72), Linda Smith (72), Marion Agar (72), Jim Ellingsworth (74), Darcy Doyle (77), Tamara Baird Cullison (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) To Pat Brimhall Madaia (51) Here's a test for your memory. Remember the dance parties in the basement of my folks "B" house on Goethals? We boys painted those block walls, decorated with some crepe paper streamers, waxed and put some cornmeal on those rough cement floors, invited some nice looking ladies, turned the lights down low and when things got boring, played spin the bottle. We were all, at least I was, so new at the kissing game. But I was a quick study. Remember? Laurel was there - can't remember her last name. Any others you can remember? -Dick Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Lois McCrarey Trent (50) To Dave Trent 1975, No I don't read the Sandstorm, I have enough gray hair, and if it stood on end from all the details, I'd look like a Chia Plant. -Lois McCrarey Trent [1950] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Hmmmm... if she doesn't read the Sandstorm, how did she know that Dave suggested she did????? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) To Bill Hoyle '58 I will never forget the "old pool". There were several of us that could stay longer than the hour. We were the ones that taught swimming and also took Life saving classes and so we got in good with the life guards! To Anyone Does anyone remember what Adrian's was in the year of 1954? Re: Uptown theater I do believe you are right about the nice man's name, Mr. Black. If I am not mistaken he also took tickets at the Richland Theater. Joan McNeely worked as an usherette and Mr. Black would let some of we girls in for free. One movie, GOOD NEWS, we saw six times!! He was never able to do that at the Uptown. -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ******************************************** >>From: Pat Aeschliman Roberts (57) RE: Pep Club Garb To: Annie Parker (57) You are so right about those brilliant gold Pep Club sweaters being scratchy! We did have green skirts with kick-pleats all around. As for shoes ... I think when we were Juniors, we wore the "traditional" white bucks. But as Seniors, we opted for some spiffy green and white saddle shoes ... specially ordered from David's Shoes (?) They were fun to have but utterly impossible to wear with anything other than our uniforms! I am sorry to hear that the Pep Club is no longer in existence. It was a great group made up of widely diverse personalities ... one of my favorite memories. -Pat Aeschliman Roberts (57) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Barr (58) RE: "Old Days" To Bill Hoyle (58) You're right about the pool down in Howard Amon park being cold, Bill. I think all the trees and being so close to the river had it's effect on it. When you talked about the fact of being booted out reminded me of being on the outside watching a friend almost drown while the life guards were looking at more bodies than should have been allowed in such a space. I'm not sure it was better than swimming in the river at that time.... My early learning to swim days were spent in the irrigation cannel out at "Enterprise" (West Richland), with my sister up stream and brother-in-law down stream to catch me... When we finally mastered the swim, we found that there were watermelon patches with in easy striking distance of the cannel... Sweet Youth!!! To Janet Wilgus Beaulieu..(59) Hello from a old Sandman and singing friend of days gone by... You talked about a tall red head that worked at the Desert Inn... class of 57 that worked in Travel???? I would bet that the girl was Maryanne Walton. Her brother was Jim Walton played basketball (?). Remember the music trips and Mr. Stell??... those were fun times. I think the younger classes missed out on those experiences.. I remember singing with a boys quartet and a girls quartet in the generator room of "Grand Coolie Dam" (1956) the sound was unbelievable. It sounded like 300 voices instead of 8.. I'm sure you have some stories to share about those times, too... Tell your Brother hello for me.. -Dennis Barr (58) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Maren Smyth (64) Would like to know how to contact Geo. Caruthers. He tuned our piano in San Jose a few times in the 70's - would like him to tune the new one now. I've been wondering. Doug Korten is/was an attorney in this Los Gatos in the 70's too. Didn't know the relationship with the Korten music till we had an appointment. Spent time in that music store - Mrs. Beardsley was my piano teacher and Mrs. Corsen, I think (from West Side UP - a Mrs. Jump in the 1940's.) M.L. and I bought our 45's there. Someone asked about Doc Stroup - Mrs. Stroup was a great Girl Scout Leader for many of us - late - early 50's. I had heard that she was a "dorm mother" at Ellensburg at one time. Rosemary was in our class and was an accomplished ballet dancer. And to Northover and the 59 class who attended Marcus Whitman. Some class photos should be coming to the site in a couple of weeks. Mrs. Luther, Mrs. Sagerser and Mr. O'Brien were the teachers. Just a little addition regarding the class photos from Marcus Whitman that will be forthcoming: The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer; she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, he's a doctor.'" A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher; she's dead." Just had to share this - can't get too sentimental about this stuff. Thanks Maren. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu '59 ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Re: CUP Fruitcakes How well I remember our whole day that we duplicated many times to make many fruitcakes, and the fun it was. I was one of the ICYE recipients, getting to go to Holland for a year in l962. You may remember my ICYE brother, Simon Van Houwelingen (63), who came and lived with the Ehrig family while I was in his home in Holland. I still keep in contact with my dutch family, and in fact was at my dutch niece's wedding in July, and saw the whole family. Those were fun days, even up in the Ranch houses. Mrs. Bergdahl was my Sunday School teacher, so we had some outings on the Bergdahl Hill too. As for the recipe, maybe Mrs. Eleanor Finkbeinger who lives on Hains, down by the river would know, or Mrs. Lorrainne Riggs, on Haupt who still attends Central could put you in touch with someone who has it. I am looking forward to the all class reunion in June, and I am trying to find more former classmates to attend too. I remember the little typewriter repair shop being there, but I can't remember when Sambo's changed hands, and I was there, from l948 on. The people from the 50's and 70's forward are bringing up lots of things I never knew happened, and I had tons of fun doing lots of other things anyway. Does anyone remember the pajama parties we used to have at Jan Nelson's sister's house in Pasco in the early 60''s? To Dave Trent (75): I remember the fun of going to Bomber games, but afterwards we always had a "sox hop" down at the Richland Recreation Building on George Washington Way, across from Anderson's. When did we stop having them? -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Trujillo (62) To: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) Hey Roxy, since you mentioned the Uptown theater, do you remember how much we paid to get in for years ago? It seems like we paid as little as 15 or 20 cents and candy, popcorn, etc., cost very little. I went to a movie not too long ago and it cost $7.00 to get in, popcorn was $5.00 and a soda $2.50. Wow... how times have changed. Of course, a trip to the Spudnut shop after the movies was a must! Speaking of prices, my son still does not believe me when I told him we paid as little as 15 - 20 cents a gallon for gas. Remember the gas wars? Boy, I am beginning to sound like my parents did when they talked about "long ago" prices. Cheers and have a great Bomber Day!! -Richard Trujillo (62) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Maren: I remember George Caruthers. Didn't know his name, but he was the BEST piano tuner there was. I loved watching him tune our piano over the years. Not many really good ones like him around these days. Last weekend, we bought an antique piano and will need to find a person really good. It has a wooden sound board and that's really hard to tune from what I hear. Too bad I couldn't get him to tune it. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all the comments about Sambos and Adrians. Such good memories they hold. I, also had the Little Black Sambo book. Wish I still had it. Worth around $100 or so in mint condition now. They are very very hard to find these days. Never was in Adrians, but sure heard alot about it. I, too, had never known anything about music at the roller skating rink. All through high school, I was there each Friday and Sat nights, except when going to the Uptown Theater. When did they have concerts at the rink? I remember going to the bowling alley quite alot. Seems like when I was a senior or perhaps a junior, it was the thing for us girls to go and have a coke after school most days. I remember being in a league in 9th grade. Spent alot of time bowling on Saturdays during high school. We would walk home each day from the bowling alley, across the railroad tracks into the shelter belt. Would walk along the shelter belt most of the time until I got to Benham where I lived from 8th grade to graduation. Last summer, I and a few other girls were over at Anna Margaret Bell's (64) mom's house on Cottonwood. We were out in the back yard talking and I noticed that the shelter belt had a sidewalk down the middle of it. Trees were trimmed up and weeds were gone. Really looked quite different from when we were in school. This is enough for today. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) To: Mike Bradley (56) RE: Pop Quiz #1 You said.... "Gary, I do not remember any Hamburger Joint next to the Spudnut shop. I do remember a Fish & Chip Joint ...." I'm with you - I don't remember any Hamburger Joint, just the Fish & Chip Place that wrapped your fish in newspaper and gave you malt vinegar for your Chips. To Joe Ford (63) RE: Paul Baugher Dr. Baugher had three children, Peter, Pam and Paul - so could be the same one. RE: RHS Class of 1965 Missing Classmates Rex Howard Appleby - is the younger brother of Fay Appleby (63). If you do not know how to reach either one - contact Terri (65) or Cherri Tempero ('64) as I know Terri Tempero stays in touch with Fay. Does anyone remember 'Skip' Heevner? Harry Wintner Heevner III? He left in '61 or '62 to join the Navy. -Kipp Quinlan Schmidt ('64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) Hi Maren - George Caruthers used to tune our piano. He really knew how to do it, too. Regarding basketball game night. In the days before the new gym, lots of students used to go right to the gym after school was out and secure seats. They had their little sack lunch dinners and there they would wait until game time. I also remember the night (in the new gym) when Mr. Lyda thought the senior boys were being too rowdy and someone threw a handful of confetti in the air and boom he threw all of them out of the game. It was the night that red paint showed up all over the school and there was a sign that read "Lyda's Prison". The boys were certainly fired up later at the community center for the dance. Oh my the memories. The only time I have ever witnessed such a crowd of people in too small of a gym was when Scappoose High School had a winning team and you could not get into the game. My husband was refereeing the JV game, and it was standing room only. I talked my way into the game because being a Bomber I have this totally crazed obsession with basketball. Living in Portland, I have been a Blazer fan for a lot of years. I did boycott them for awhile when they traded Buck Williams. He was such a class act. Now we have Brian Grant who has the same kind of class that Buck had with the Blazers. Long live basketball!!!!!!!! -Linda McKnight (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) To Janet Wilgus, Yes that little typewriter repair shop was actually my Dad's. Ernie's Typewriter Exchange. I spent many happy times at Paul's Hobby Shop when Dad was in the half Quonset hut attached to it before the hobby shop closed and he moved over. I especially was fascinated with the polished rocks. -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) With regard to Lois Clayton Colton (72) and her question about the CUP fruitcake... My family did have the recipe (cut down to a manageable size). I'm not sure if my mom still has it, but I will check and get back to you. We were always up to our elbows in fruitcake dough for weeks, but to this day, that is the only fruitcake that I like because it wasn't too "fruitcake-y." Remember saving all our coffee cans to bake them in? -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Gustavson (70) RE: Boxboy To: Rich Crigler (70) I never had either Mrs. Larson or Mrs. Wiley for teachers, as you claim. But I knew Gus Wiley, her husband Bill, and daughter Johara (72) pretty well throughout the school years. Our families were bonded as many were in those days. Gus was a grade school teacher at Marcus Whitman, and became real close with my mom, Mary Gustavson, also a grade school teacher (Marcus Whitman and Jefferson). Gus is a very energetic and fun- loving person. I wish I did have her as a teacher. Jo is one of my favorite people, as I'm sure she is with others who know her. She was in town recently over the holidays, but I missed seeing her. My sister, Mary, and my mom spent some time with her and Gus. Jo and Mary each had horses, and they spent hours and hours riding out in the desert. Her dad, Bill, was one of the most impressive men I've ever met. Talk about charisma!!! He made you feel good about yourself just being around him. Rich, you should know that just because a person is a grocery store boxboy doesn't mean he is responsible for what's IN the boxes. I do remember something about Hiedelberg though. Isn't that the rigid airship that held 200,000 cubic meters of hydrogen gas within 16 cells; had four 1050 horsepower Daimler-Benz diesel engines; and burst into flames while maneuvering to land in Lakehurst NJ in May of 1937 causing the death of 35 passengers and crew? No . . . . that's not it. TO: Mike Figg (70) Figgy, you need to put the word out through the Bum Gang network that we have some business to take care of. The code of silence has been broken. -Bob Gustavson (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Greg Alley 73: Greg, there were several great bands that played in the area before they were mega stars. Especially in the mid to late 60's. Yes Crosby and Young played the area several times, as well as Merilee Rush, BJ Thomas, Sonics, Chi Coltrane, Bill Withers (In the Col-Hi gym, remember the equipment missed the plane and he came out and talked to the audience one on one) Sir Douglas Quintet, (First band I ever saw), Sam the Sham and the Pharohs(anonther Texas band) Tower of Power. Man you look back at it now and we must have been a pretty good spot on the map for acts to visit. Remember "Battle of the Bands" with strobe lights in the gym? The Pasco armory had some big names as well. $3.00 admission, what a change, the last time the Rolling Stones were here it was $50 a ticket minimum. To Gay Miller (69): Yeah well at least I hit meat whenever I pull the trigger. Just another form of Ghirkas code, To Rich Crigler 70: Sure I went in Jo-Lo's. After hearing about it all the way there do you think I'd miss it. I have to admit it is a fog, but I do remember getting change back from a "waitress" in a very unique way. Yeah you were on the beach reading, probably eating baloote, and monkey on a stick too. -Brad Wear 71 ******************************************** >>From: Clark John Riccobuono (71) RE: Brad Wear (71) To Gay Wear (69): I will bet that Brad did not want the whole Sandstorm to know how he got the Purple Heart, because it might blow some really good war stories out of the water. I am just glad your Mom and Dads house had a really thick second floor or I might not be around to tell this story. The one good thing about it was Brad extended his Spring Break from college a little longer. I will bet he still plays Clint Eastwood with his boys! Without humiliating One of Very best friends any longer I will leave the rest for the imagination and inquiring minds. Hows that, Gay? -Clark J Riccobuono 71' ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) To Ron Breedlove, '71 Ron, thanks so much for reminding me of Clair's name - I was wracking my brain (or was I racking it?) and just couldn't remember. He was so sweet to me. Told me I didn't have to take any garbage from any of the customers, be they drunk, rude, flirtatious, or any combination. Do you remember the cook? A large, older woman (in other words, just a few years older than I am now), also very nice to me. By any chance were you working there the summer of '72? I remember someone from the class ahead of mine - very nice looking, dark hair - had just gotten married - peeled a lot of potatoes. Was that you? Also, I misspelled Laurie Rigby's name which shouldn't happen as I have a daughter Laura. -Diane Carpenter Kipp, '72 ******************************************** >>From: Linda Smith Davis (72) Had a senior moment - the mansion in Walla Walla that Jack and Adrian had was the Rees mansion. -Linda Smith Davis (72) ******************************************** >>From: Marion Agar Kreiter (72) To Marilyn Wallace Hultman (47): Your letter brought back fond memories for me. Not only because I graduated with Mike, but because I lived right behind your parents. I only knew them as Mr. and Mrs. Wallace, never knew their first names, but then we didn't know the first names of any adults. They were usually quite annoyed with the Agar kids, because we were no noisy, and for a while raised a few chickens. I guess they didn't like the roosters crowing! They were very kind to my younger sister, Debra, because she always took them big bouquets of flowers. Of course, they didn't realize that she picked them out of their immaculate gardens! -Marion Agar Kreiter (72) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Ellingsworth (74) To all class of "74" grads who are still in the Tri-City area. On February 12th, 2000 I will be getting married. If you feel so inclined you are invited. Give me a call at 967-9982. If you call before February 5th you can come to the bachelor party. Thanks to Kerry Steichen ("74") for telling me about this web page. -Jim Ellingsworth (74) ******************************************** >>From: Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) This last Christmas a few of us, including 10 children, broke into the high school gym and I shared a few fond memories of time spent in the gigantic gym at basketball games... The wall of fame was impressive to the kids! They saw their grandpa (pampa) on the wall and Uncle Tim with the football team! I noticed the sidewalk was gone from between the gym and main building! They removed it, they should have made something out of some of the pieces to maintain some of the class of 75. Dave Trent (75): I remember some of the names you mentioned. I can't remember a time where there were so many white guys with afros! Mike Roach, Pete Zorich... cracks me up! As for the shelter belt... one of the best childhood memories I have! I spent entire days running through the columns of trees with neighborhood friends while playing witches and spy. Pretending we were riding horses while running up and over the dirt mounds. Sounds like there were a heck of alot of kids running through that shelter belt! We didn't need pagers back then, we had my dad who would stand on the front porch and whistle... just once... and we would drop what we were doing and run home! Seattle people just don't get shelter belts. Oh, well. -Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) ******************************************** >>From: Tamara Baird Cullison (79) To: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) Good to confirm you are a part of the elite group of Crunch Cone fanatics. As far as my friends are concerned I think we influenced each other. Most of all we loved to share our common tastes and discover new ones together. To: Chery Sevigny Riddelle (79) Do you remember Prontos chips? I think they only test marketed them and we managed to eat a fair amount of the short supply until the were no longer available. To: Bob Kennedy (79) I have to whole heartedly agree with Kathy Wheat Fife (79), there has not been nor will there ever be a state championship men's basketball team to equal those from the class of 1979. -Tamara Baird Cullison (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/15/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Lou Stines (50 WannaBe), Betty Bell (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Carol Bishop (57), Jim Russell (58), Kathleen Miller (58), Vera Smith (58), Janet Wilgus (59), Missy Keeney (59), Dave Henderson (60), Melinda Robison (61), Ed Wood (62), Paula Beardsley (62), Tim Smyth (62), Jean Hawley (63), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Ron Breedlove (71), Vicki Owens (72), Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lou Stines Pearson (50 Wannabe) To Carol Converse Maurer (64) The museum shop at Seattle's Frye Art Museum has small (3 or 4 inch square) Little Black Sambo books for sale. They are recent printings and the illustrations do not look like the ones I remember but they tell the same story of the little East Indian boy that the collectible books tell. I did not purchase one when I was there this past Sunday and do not remember the price. -Mary Lou Stines Pearson (50 Wannabe) ******************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton (51) Re: George Caruthers Hi Maren, Thanks for sending me the information on George. I do remember him, as I worked at K- K-K-Kortens at the same time he did. In fact, I met my husband, Bill Norton, there shortly after he got out of the army, and we'll be having our 46th anniversary on Monday, January 17, 2000. I just got on line with this Sandstorm bit this last week, and am enjoying it immensely! Keep up the good work, all of you involved! -Betty Bell Norton (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) RE: Adrians Sandy, Adrians was the American Legion where they could go for drinks as well as a restaurant and dancing. By Meyers who owned or leased the restaurant part for about 18 months. The place didn't get the support from the members and and that is when Adrian took over the place. To: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72): The large lady who worked at the bowling alley was kind to Pete Hollick (55) and she worked there from the time the bowling alley opened til in the 60's. I have seen Claire through the years but lost where he is now. The lady had reddish blonde hair, She worked around Richland for many years. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) To anyone from the 50's Does anyone remember "Hi-Spot" down at the community house.... with Mr. and Mrs. Martin as the chaperones.... Every Wednesday and Saturday nites.... More fun!!!! -Carol Bishop Horne {57} Hi Bill Hoyle.... We are living in Las Vegas now..... Carol (57) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) RE: Old swimming pool Unlike many, I remember the old swimming pool at the park as being cold but a whole lot more tolerable than the one I had for my earliest swimming lessons. Before moving to Richland in 1949, we lived in Silverton, Oregon. There, the public swimming pool was filled directly from Silver Creek. The heating system was called "the sun." Only, the pool was so close to the public park (which was across from the creek), that the tall trees blocked out most of the afternoon sun. I would get terrible headaches just putting my face or head in the water. The Richland pool was a blessing, and there I was able to learn how to swim. We not only were ALLOWED to stay in the pool for an hour, unlike Silverton, we were ABLE to stay in the pool for an hour. re: Betty "Doc" Stroup Am I terribly mistaken, or wasn't Betty the head Librarian of the Seattle Public Library until 3-4 years ago? It was a prestigious and tough political position that eventually had it's toll on poor Ms. Stroup. (She did not agree with the direction the wheelers and dealers on the Library Board were moving.) As I say, I could be wrong, and it could have been a different Elizabeth Stroup, but I was always under the impression it was "Doc." -Jim Russell (58) ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen Miller Cotton (58) Memory Lane. I still have a copy of the May 23 1958 issue of the Sandstorm. This issue is the one where class members pass on their most valued possession or memory to someone else. For those classmates who whose comments I have read (or those I know read it but haven't surfaced yet) in this e-mail Sandstorm - enjoy: Last Will and Testament of the Senior Class of 1958. I, Ferna Garouite, will Mr. Morris to Julie King and Judy Sargent who love his class. I, Dennis Barr, will my extreme knowledge of chemistry to Ed Borasky, plus a pair of long pants. I, Loanna Glines, will my long hair to Karen Foote. I, Myrtle Hogan, will my ability to get to school early to Diane Pugh and Leslie Swanson. I, Gary May, will my ability to burn rubber to Tom Ronk. I, Mike Miller, will my '50 merc to Nelson cook. I, Dannie Noble, will my rank in class (if any) to Linda; she'll need it. I, Vera Smith, will my grade point average of 9.969732592 to any up and coming sophomore or junior that thinks they can make it. I, Kathleen Laura Miller, will Mrs. Wiley and her shorthand class to all poor unsuspecting juniors. I, Jim Tadlock (Toad), will nothing to nobody because I'm keeping it all. Best: I, Clifford Nichols, will untroubled and happy years to anyone who deserves them. If the great silent majority wishes to know what words of wisdom they uttered, they'll have to speak up. In the same issue - bits and pieces: Graduation suits at LeRoys for $55.00 and women's suits from $12.95. Ladies high heels for $10.95 from the Bootery. A 19 Jewel Elgin for $34.50 at James Jewelry. Arthur Murray dance classes - $8 for six classes. John Kruse of KORD presents the SHADOWS - featuring "Stop" and "Caledonia." Every Monday all summer - admission $.75. Dance to "top 50" - bop contest. Mr. McIntosh honored by Memorial Service on May 15. Bill's Beefs. Overheard in the halls: "To tell you the truth, I'm worried - I'll graduate in less than two weeks and no one has even asked me to get married. I'm going to be an old maid." "Richland needs a drag strip." Enjoy the memories. -Kathleen Miller Cotton 1958 ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) TO: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Wasn't Adrian's the USO club in 1954. I was a USO girl for a short time. Had lots of fun and it's where I learned to shoot pool and play cards. -Vera Smith Robbins '58 ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Dennis, Annie, Bill and Pat A. Just had to say hello to all of you and dont'cha think after reading all this stuff that we really were the lucky ones to be at Col Hi when we were?? I think so. Dennis, you and your Sandmen group, any of those years, were fantastic. The "Atomettes" weren't too bad. Just wish I had the range I used to have back then. Great, great memories - remember the bus trips to the area "Camp Hanford" for the Christmas concerts, the trips to Ellensburg for adjudication (I remember we beat you guys once, and got a "1." (tickle, chortle.) We were even on the "radio" once or twice and in the Kiwanis contest (we won that too, as I recall - sorry...) I have stayed in touch with Kit Bridges, but not the rest of the "gurls." Shauna Seely had the most beautiful tones... she was in Utah (where else) the last I heard and Janie Lambert is retired back in the Southeast. Yes, that was Maryanne Walton at the Desert Inn. Thanks for the memory pump. I was at the Chamber of Commerce office there and it was such an interesting few years - high school and college summers. I will say "hello" to ole Gare (Gary,) though we don't communicate too often - those taxidermists have their own language (lots of grunts and mumbles, like wary forrest creatures, you know.) The old pool - oh my - was so happy to have the new pool. The thing I remember is how the bottom of the old pool was so rough that you HAD to learn to swim - it took the hide right off the bottom of the feet if you walked around too much. We had Brownie day camp in that same park - lots of fun. I know I'm an old far...m, hand, but we certainly had a lot of memory building opportunities that many kids now won't have - won't it be kind of difficult to search the memory bank for computer games and programs that were particularly meaningful?? Anyway, yes techies, we are glad it's here - how else could we all have these reinforcements of our past??? To Tamara Barid Cullison (79) Bet you're gonna hear this a lot:... Except for the State Champion Basketball team of Col-Hi l958!! So there. The very best to all of you -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu, 1959 ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney Baker (59) RE: Music and Mania To Janet Wilgus Beaulieau (59) I have enjoyed reading entries from a fellow classmate and Cottonwood Kid. You did steal my boyfriend in 6th grade at Marcus Whitman tho' and I've never quite forgiven you for it. (just kidding) To Dennis Barr (58) I believe you sang (baritone?) with the Sandmen and my brother Gus Keeney (57) sang Bass. Who were the other guys? I remember that you sang "Hawaiian War Chant" and some kind of "opera" thing about a grasshopper..... 'member? Speaking of singing Bass (it's genetic), I sing Bass with the Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. Our chorus has 40 some members and rehearses in Richland on Tuesday nites at the Richland Alliance Church on the corner of Sanford and Symons in Richland. There are several "Bombers" in the group but always room for more. We are having our 20th Anniversary Show on Feb. 11th and 12th and the theme is "Rockin' Rollin' 50s Celebration". Please feel free to contact my e-mail address if you would like more info. Thanks to Maren and Gary for this incredible nostalgia trip! -Missy Keeney Baker (59) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson (60) RE: Test Questions For The Real Old Timers To Any Of the Real Old timers: Here are some questions based on my memories of early Richland (circa 1950). What was on the right side of the OLD Richland road about halfway between the bridge and the "Y". Second question. Where did the OLD Richland road terminate after you went east from the "Y". Third and last question. What was on the left side of the OLD Richland road just after you crossed the old Yakima River bridge; going into Richland? -Dave Henderson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Melinda "Mindy" Robison Smith (61) Re: CUP Fruitcake Good to read your memories about CUP fruitcakes, Helen! In '59 or '60, I was the one from Senior High Fellowship in charge of the making of the fruitcakes. Frances and Carl Frick (parents of Bob Frick '60) were the counselors in charge. We made them in the basement kitchen of the old church. One weekend I especially remember, we decided to bake them at Kaiser's on GWWay instead of taking them to homes. When we brought them back to the church, we tasted one and found out they were golden on the outside and undercooked inside. What a sinking feeling after all that work! We were going to put them in the garbage until many parents said they would buy them any way and soak them in brandy. What an experience! Thanks to the Frick's and others for all their support and encouragement. Does anyone recall how many pounds were made each year? One thousand pounds comes to mind but that may be what it seemed like at the time. Frances and Carl Frick are still in Richland and maybe she has the recipe too. I believe the tradition of CUP fruitcakes goes back into the 50's as Murden Woods who worked with senior high youth then has commented about those times. -Melinda "Mindy" Robison Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood (62) RE: BMWs To Richard Anderson (60): I used to go to the barber around the side of Densow's Drug, between Densow's and C&H Market. While waiting for my turn, leafing through the dog eared ancient magazines, I saw outside the window, a BMW Isetta come wheeling around the corner of the parking lot way too fast. Not fast by conventional standards, but certainly too fast for the Isetta, which rolled over on its side. The driver crawled out of the front door, and with the help of bystander, righted the "car", and left the scene a bit more sedately than he arrived! -Ed Wood (62) ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) RE: Adrian's I've seen alot of interesting items posted lately regarding Adrians and am wondering where you all were. Adrian's was always a great restaurant (Adrian was a super chef) and the entertainment couldn't be beat most of the time. Like all clubs, they had bad acts but even most of the topless dancers were pretty nice gals. Adrian's was in business many years and the topless dancers were only around for a few of them. I worked with Jack and Adrian for years and have kept in touch with Jack since Adrian's death. He is living in Dayton and I would be happy to put anyone in contact with him. His health isn't real good - took a bad fall last year and suffers equilibrium problems now but still doing great otherwise. Stopped by to see him about a month ago and he remembers the days in Richland fondly. I learned alot from him - he is without a doubt the best bartender the Tri-cities ever had. They were both wonderful to work for as anyone who ever did will tell you. Any of you remember the Marty Davis Show or the California Cowboys? They were great!! Just wanted to straighten up the record. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth (62) RE: George Caruthers was Amazing For those of you who out there who never had the pleasure of knowing George Caruthers, he was a GEM. He was a blind piano tuner, a large man, a very warm and caring person who was a great friend of the Smyth family. One particular thing I remember about George was that he could guess a person's weight within one or two pounds. All he did was to ask the person how tall he or she was, how old, and measure the person's wrist with his thumb and forefinger. As kids, we were amazed!! As I read the Sandstorm entries and live 3,000 miles away, it becomes more and more apparent to me that we all were extremely fortunate to have grown up in such a special place, Richland, Washington -Tim Smyth (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Hawley Saunders (63) To Kipp Quinlan (64) I remember Skip Heavner very well. He lived down the street from me on Gilmore. In fact, he and another neighborhood pal, Valerie Rhoads, literally had me up a tree in grade school. He used to bring his horse to the neighborhood once in awhile. Wonder where he is now. -Jean Hawley Saunders (63) ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) To Bob Gustafson, Are you related to Martha '65? If so, where is she, how is she, tell her hi.. She used to give me slices of bell pepper from her lunch sometimes in high school. My first experience with raw green peppers, we didn't eat them at my house. Yum, something I'll never forget. -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** >>From: Ron Breedlove (71) Diane, The cook's name was Millie. Phyllis was another cook who worked days. The older lady at the desk out front was Betty. I remember both you and Laurie and as I recall, Laurie eventually went off to Ricks College in Idaho. I don't know about "good looking" but yes it was me peeling potatoes. Did alot of that. Other waitresses names were Eilleen Tinsley, Lori (can't remember her last name but she might have been gone when you worked there), my sister Barbara in the early days, Linda Kozad, and Clairs wife Barb, and that is all I can remember. Hurts my brain to go back that far. Was actually alot of fun. -Ron Breedlove (71) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To: Richard Trujillo (62) The Uptown Theater may have charged 15 or 20 cents for most movies, but every Saturday morning (at some point during the mid-50's) was the merchant movie. Admission was a cash register receipt from any of the uptown merchants. My mom always did the weekly family grocery shopping at Campbell's, which I remember being just after the Thrifty that was next door to the Uptown Theater. Since she always had a very l-o-n-g receipt from the weekly grocery shopping, she would take out the scissors and cut it in two so that both my brother and I could enjoy the weekly merchant movie. Those movies were usually black-and-white oldies, even for those days. I remember watching several Three Stooges movies on different Saturdays. Even when I was only three years old, I would to the movie accompanied by my brother Bill (69) and the Smith boys, Ted and Don. I'm sure the oldest, Ted, couldn't have been more than ten at the time. Where would a parent drop off three young kids in a public place to see a movie today? You'd probably be picked up by Child Protective Services. But then it seemed a perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. I remember the first time I saw a Three Stooges movie after I had "grown up", close to 20 years later. I was absolutely shocked that such a movie was shown to a bunch of little kids. How did we miss all of that innuendo? In all our youthful innocence, it had all gone right over our heads. We just saw the slapstick comedy, and enjoyed it all immensely. In retrospect, I'm sure our mothers enjoyed it all immensely, too, just having us out of the house on Saturday mornings! -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Richard Trujillo (62): I do remember the prices of movies maybe were a quarter at the Uptown theatre. My biggest memories were the free matinees on Saturday mornings from about ten till noon. You would get newsreels, cartoons, and maybe a Sinbad movie, and not the comedian Sinbad. You could pick up some candy at Thrifty drugs next door, but usually you had to at least buy some popcorn. To Brad Wear (71) I was at the Bill Withers show at the Art Dawald gym. It was delayed because his equipment was flown in to the huge metropolitan Richland airport. It was my first concert ever and I am up over the 300 concert mark and counting. It was a good start. It cost 3 bucks as I recall and most of my friends snuck in and I paid. I do remember Battle of the bands and some of the CYO dances at the Christ the King cafeteria. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/16/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 31 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely (49), Pat Brimhall (51), Ralph Myrick (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Annie Parker (57), Dean Enderle (57), Gus Keeney (57), Dennis Barr (58), Judy Crose (58), Burt Pierard (59), Janet Wilgus (59), Lee Newsome (59), Larry Mattingly (60), Norm Bell (61), Helen Cross (62), Roxanne Knutson (62), Jim Hamilton (63), Linda McKnight (65), Mike Botu (65), Cyndy Brooks (68), Nola Alderman (69), Sandi Roadifer (70), Brad Wear (71), Diane Carpenter (72), Peggy Hartnett (72), Jerry Sions (74), Margaret Gilstrap (74), Dave Trent (75), Tedi Parks (76), Cheri Peyton (86), Bryan Reed (88) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) For Dave Henderson (60) Answers to your questions: 1. The Dutch Mill Restraint (or something like that) 2. "Old Richland Road" terminated at a stop sign on the highway to Benton City/Yakima. (Don't remember the highway number). 3. Civil Air Patrol Airport. It's been a long time and I'm not certain about any of this. I left Richland in '49 after graduation and only came home for visits periodically. -Ken Ely (49) ******************************************** >>From: Pat Brimhall Madaia (51) To Dick Roberts (49) I definitely do remember the parties! Between Laurel Merkley Bell (51) and myself, we have come up with around 10 guys names and 6 girls. So much for my instant replay memory. I'm almost out the door for 7-10 days at Long Beach Peninsula, WA. Maybe I'll come up with more names while there. I'll send an Email to the Sandstorm when I get back, giving you my list. To Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) I sure remember the old pool. It seemed like every time I got in the pool, the lifeguards made me swim across the pool and back to see if I could make it. I would be so embarrassed and some times I'd just go across once and get out. This was before you and Ann Pearson (50) took lifesaving. I can remember when Ann passed her lifesaving test. I've probably set a record for the times I've taken swimming lessons and I'm still awful! You remember the party at Dick Roberts don't you? -Pat Brimhall Madaia (51) ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Boy do I remember that 'ole swimmin hole' that Bill Hoyle talked about. I do believe that the water was just about two degrees above freezing. Most of us waited a couple of days or so in order to let it warm up some and then it was still cold. I, too, couldn't swim. I used to jump in along the side so I could pull my self out. The one time I dove in was to far from the edge. That is the day I learned to swim. Did any of you guys or gals make use of the peep hole that was in the wall that divided the boy's and girl's dressing room. The hormones were flowing. One of guys that looked got a finger in the eye. Does any one remember who the finger belonged to and who the eye belonged to? -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Carol Bishop Horne The original Teen Club or later known as Hi-spot was going on in the late 40's in one of the old dorms down about where Rite Aid Drug store in now located in Richland. Long before they moved down to the community center. The government was starting to phase out the dorms where single persons who worked on the project lived. Before Art Martin's parents took over in the later 50''s, the couple who did more to ensure the Hi-spot club continued was Don and Alice McCaughtry. They did so much for the teenagers from about 48 till about 54. They found the club, let the kids decide on the rules and had a council made of students who heard the kids who broke the rules and was the outcome and privileges taken away from them. He formed the Hi-Spot band that played at special events and dances that the club sponsored. They gave every Wednesday and Saturdays to the supervising the club. I worked for Alice at General Electric for a while and knew them well. They really enjoyed this time in their lives. It's to bad that this city doesn't have a place for the students from RHS and Hanford to go instead of going down at other hangouts like the students had when we were in school. The other nice thing about the club - no junior high students could go until they got in high school. You had a club card and had to show it to get the club. It cost $2.00 a year to belong and that money help sponsor special events throughout the year It was the place to go on Wed. and Sat. Wed. nites opened from 7-10pm and the and Sat. 7-11:30pm as alot of us had to be home by midnite or just little after. Then the mad rush was to to By's Burgers for a while before going home. This all happened before the Martin's took over from the McCaughtry. To Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) This is the same woman who worked with your mother at the library in 3760 Bldg. in the 300 area . Alice and your mother sat right by her at workas the -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** Hi-Spot On the WWW ******************************************** >>From: Annie Parker Hoyle (57) TO: Carol Bishop Horne (57) Just want you to know that I still have my High Spot Membership Card and it is signed by you. You were the Secretary or something of High Spot and sat at the table when we came in. I saw it the other day in a box of old pictures. I thought why in the world would I have saved that? Nice to hear from you. And nice to hear from all the Cottonwood folks. Great fun growing up there. -Annie Parker Hoyle (57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Annie - Scan that puppy and let's get it up on the Hi-Spot website. -Maren] Hi-Spot ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle (57) RE: Hi-Spot To Carol Bishop Yes I remember the old Hi-Spot weekly events, a lot of see and be seen but it was fun in its time. I knew the Martins who chaperoned the place quite well, their son Jerry and I used to hang out a fair bit. I don't know if he is still around Richland or not, the last I heard he was doing his missionary work for the Mormon Church, I lost track after that mostly due to my being all over the globe with the military. It isn't too often that someone from the class of 57 comes up on this site so when I do see something from that era I usually try to add something to it, also to Bill Hoyle, yes I also remember the old swimming pool in the park with the icy water and being turned out after about an hour or so, great times. All good wishes to all you Bombers out there, any more class of 57 we haven't heard from??? -Dean Enderle (57) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) to Missy Keeney Baker (59), Dennis Barr (58) - First Tenor Charles Collins (57) - Second Tenor Jim Smith (58) - Baritone (THE VOICE!!!) Gus Keeney (57) - Basso Profundo Good to hear from all the troops! Hi, Carol Bishop Horne, Remember when Sue And I ran into you and Gene (57) a Portland Boat Show a few years ago? You were at a booth selling a Powdered Milk product that worked quite well on cruising boats because it kept so well and tasted OK too. I remember that Gene talked about how he coached My younger brother, Jack (65) in Boxing. Gene said that it appeared that some of Jacks "friends" would start a fight somewhere, then back away and leave Jack to fight it out. I talked to Jack this morning and he said to say HELLO. He lives in Scappoose OR now. He says he plans to be at R2K and may see you there. Thanks again to Maren & Gary -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Barr (58) RE: Memory Lane - ?? To Kathleen Miller You bringing back my last "will and Testament as a Senior brought back a funny (at the time) story, of the day Ed Borasky (59) lost his bike. Do you remember what it was???? Well if not it goes like this: 1956 a warm spring day and Ed, as usual, arrives at school on his 10 speed bike. He parks it and heads for class. Some time that morning he and most of the sophomore class are looking for a lost bike. While attending morning classes we keep hearing a clanging sound, and some one finally discovers the source. Ed's bike hanging from the top of the flag pole...... Now this was funny up to this point, but one of the teachers, or maybe Ed, had the rope slip from their hands.......... I don't think anyone could have foreseen the out come, but it wasn't in the best shape after that!! I believe one or more of the Senior's were held accountable, and I believe Ed received a new bike...... to Missy Keeney (59)..... I have some great memories of singing with your brother, Gus. He was a fun guy and a great bass voice... I sang 1st tenor. Reuben Linn, and Dave Carlson along with Dave Shine. To Janet Wilgus (59).. Yes the Atomettes were super ladies... but you never got to sing on Uncle Jimmy's... ha ha!! We all had great fun didn't we?????????? -Dennis Barr (58) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Crose Snowhite (58) RE: CUP Fruitcakes My mother and father were counselors for the High School youth group from the middle 50's to about 1959. I am here now at their winter home in Scottsdale, AZ, Dad says that Cecil Bell and his wife were the leaders before them. They may have the recipe, but at their home in Pasco. Would have to wait until April or May to find it. Dad also said that 1,000 pounds of fruitcake sounds about right. I can remember we did have alot of fun making, selling and delivering those cakes. Really enjoy reading the Sandstorm and recalling all the memories. Thanks Gary and Maren. -Judy Crose Snowhite (58) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Dave Henderson (60) RE: Test Questions For The Real Old Timers 1. The Dutch Mill 2. Not sure what you mean here - the road didn't terminate but went along the river to Kennewick before the new highway was built up the hill (supposedly McNary Dam was going to flood the area now known as Columbia Park). 3. The Co-Ordinate Club until 1952, then the Knights of Columbus. Bombers forever, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Missy Keeney Baker (59) Yo Martha... Bet you don't hear that much. Happy to hear that you are using your musical talent - didn't realize it was voice, I remember you playing the violin. Weren't we the lucky ones - even in grade school at Marcus we had such good music classes - in particular I remember the section practices with Ms._I__? and then on to the all city orchestra practices. When I've told our children and friends about the wonderful facilities we had (auditoriums, band rooms, rehearsal rooms, etc.) they can't believe it. Helps when the gov't. wants to appease the cost of living in isolation. Anyway, it was appreciated. And which of those many boyfriends, did I steal? I won't list the culprits names, so many lines, so little time... you'll just have to "fess up" in another Sandstorm entry. (I am curious - the photos of all of us from Marcus will soon be on the site as I just "arabesqued" the copies to John Northover.) Now to Carol Bishop Horne class of '57 Do we remember Hi-spot?? That was the only control my parents had over me, as I recall - if I couldn't go to Hi-spot, that was a real threat! Such safe socializing - lots of cool guys and gals, cool tunes from the 50's. A few "special" friends were allowed to go before High School, but our gang didn't attend en masse till we were sophs. There was a Wed. evening session and a Saturday night session, as I recall. It was always with great anticipation we'd wonder "who would be at Hi-Spot?" Boppin good times! Seems Larry Azure, R. Devine, Steve Louis, (maybe my bro?) and others are remembered as very good dancers - not always as partners, but to watch as well. Don't recall that we were there often by 1959 - did it fizzle?? Or did we just move on, getting ready for college, etc. My son and I gave them all a "fast dance" at his wedding in Sept. Where did Mom learn the moves?? Thanks "Hi-Spot." See ya. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Lee Newsom (59) RE: Real Ole timers To Dave Henderson (60): Dave, I think I have the first & third questions right! #1 After you crossed the bridge between Richland & the (Y) was a tavern & restaurant a Quonset hut affair I believe. I knew the name of it at one time but my memory won't serve it up now. #3 Crossing the bridge into Richland on the left was the old Knights of Columbus building. (I think) #1 I ought to know, I can visualize it in my mind but cant see the end of the road. How close am I? -Lee Newsom (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) To Dave Henderson (60) Old timer trivia: 1) What was on the right side of the OLD Richland road about halfway between the bridge and the "Y". That would have been the "Dutch Mill" but I can't recall if it was just an eatery or also a tavern. 2) Where did the OLD Richland road terminate after you went east from the "Y". Not sure what you mean on this. East of the Y was the Columbia River. Before the river came up behind McNary there was a road (River Road or Dr.) that ran from the place where the 2 rivers meet over to what is now the road through Columbia Park. I can't recall exactly where it ran, but there was a connection from the Richland road. Dad and I used to fish all along there when I was a child. 3) What was on the left side of the OLD Richland road just after you crossed the old Yakima River bridge; going into Richland? Again not sure exactly what area you are referring to, but I will presume that it is the C A P airstrip out where the gravel pit is now. We used to ride our bikes down there and watch them launch weather balloons. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Norm Bell (61) Re: Dave Henderson's Old Timer's Quiz 1. The old Dutch Mill 2. Not certain, but this road would have taken you past Buck Private's and on to Kennewick? 3. Upon re-entering Richland (traveling north) and crossing the Yakima River, there was an airport, actually small gravel runway with a hut and a couple of wind socks. :-) -Norm Bell (61) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) I agree with you Tim Smyth (62). Richland was a great place to grow up in, I've often thought about what I had and what my kids have faced in contrast, and sought ways to make up the difference. Hi Melinda!! I remember we used to bake over l,000 pounds of fruitcake and wrap them. But who knows for sure, maybe Francis Frick. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) RE: More memories! I'm going to open this with memories from the late Forties. Wild Bill's Grocery Store @ the 'Y'. Anyone see the big giant @ the store. He was approximately 7' 1" I think, all I remember is the barrel of big rings he gave to each kid that came to see him. Also that was the first time I saw one of those big lights that would fan the sky trying to bring people into the store. Didn't see those lights thru the 70's or 80's and now and again I see them again! I can remember the ring, and I saved that ring for a long time. How many of you kids that lived in early days remember going to the Community House for dance lessons on Friday eves while in grade school? Square dancing, waltzing, and what ever were taught and then a movie at the end of the building where you could play pool. A big screen showed Abbott & Costello, The Three Stooges, Hop Along Cassidy, or some other movie while we all sat on the floor. Was a good babysitter for our folks and lots of us kids were there. Once in a while Tony the Clown would come to the Community House to be with us kids in plain clothes. One night I remember 'Muscles' directing traffic. I think of how most parents just tolerated Muscles, and so what if they had to make a detour for a couple of blocks. Remember what wonderful things BB&M and Parker's Hardware did for Muscles. Bikes and leather gloves were supplied by those stores as he needed them! What was his favorite saying? [Could be: "HEY! HEY! HEY!" -Maren] Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Maybe you could get the recipe for the Between the Sheet Cocktail that I've requested directly from Jack. Would like to make a Lynn and Roxy drink like the old days, I know you would remember the cocktail make w/red and blue food coloring! This is going to be my stab at what was between Richland and the Y! 1) There was a Red or White barn down near the swampy area between road and railroad dike looking area. 2) Where did the road end east of the Y? East would be the Columbia River so I'm going to say Columbia Park. 3) Coming back into town to Richland you had the good old Rose Bowl with a white tract house with screened in porch in front of the sewer plant and also a white house in the triangle parcel of land just across from the Bowl. That's where the cops would sit looking for speeders. [Rose Bowl was on the RIGHT (east)... he asked what was on the LEFT (west). HADDA be the Knights of Columbus Hall. -Maren] Old Pool: I was just 3 or 4 and I remember that big pool with the big white fence around it. At the end not near the river there was a wading pool and a sandbox. Since the water was pumped in from the Columbia and pumped back out it didn't matter if it got dirty from the sandbox. That's why it was cold, just river water. What an improvement when we got the new {"big"] pool! Well I wrote a book again, lots of good memories. Thanks for this wonderful sandstorm Gary and Maren.. -Roxanne Knutson Short (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Have enjoyed the writings about Bergdahl's hill and Frank Osgard's epistle on "assumed identities". I've a recollection that includes both the Bergdahls and fake IDs. It was back in the summer of '68, where I, as a young Lieutenant was living in Italy and defending the last bastions of freedom, from the Godless hordes from the East. In one of those "How'd you ever find us" stories, Roger Bergdahl and a couple of College friends, while on a junket around europe, showed up on our front step. As I recall the younger, but just as lovely Miss Nancy and I put them up for the night, served them some pancakes for breakfast, mailed their letters and sent them on their way. During the course of the evening, while elbow deep in a box of Schlitz. I noticed how much that handsome young Bergdahl lad looked like me. I foraged through some drawers, found and bestowed upon Roger my Washington State Liquor Control Card (it would have made him 23). I figured I didn't need it any more, I had a Military ID for "Serving of her Majesty the Queen" (oops that was Kipling from Mrs. Boswell's sophomore english class, you never know when Gunga Din will show up and serve you well). Roger, I mean Jim could use it up and down the Ave., visiting The Iron Bull, The Century and The Blue Moon (which is still there). Don't know if those neon lit chapels were as much fun as Bergdahl's hill, but there was only one way to find out. Betty Bergdahl always had her hand on the pulse of the community, and didn't miss much. She has always said hello to me, so maybe she never found out. I doubt it. -jimbeaux (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) To: Paula Beardsley (62): I have very happy memories of Adrians..... In fact, every time I hear Otis Redding's "Sitting by the Dock of the Bay", I think of slow dancing there. It was a fun place to go and one night we even saw Evil Kneivel come in on crutches the night before he was jump over a bunch of cars! I can't remember who was the artist, Jack or Adrian, but there was some talent. Oh yes, Martha Gustafson where are you? -Linda McKnight (65) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Botu (65) RE: Clair from bowling lanes Clair unfortunately passed away, about 3 or 4 months ago. I talked to him at the mall about 6 months ago and he still looked the same as ever. He once had a restaurant in Westgate in Richland, Clair's burger bar I think he called it. Also, how about the Dance club that was in Richland for a short time in uptown. I remember the only time I went there, the Cascades were debuting their new record "rhythm of the rain". I also remember the roller rink dances. {they weren't called concerts back then] I saw Merilee Rush and the Turnabouts, the Sonics, the Wailers, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and one time Shirley Bassy the original "Name Game". That particular night was memorable because the police came in early and asked for volunteers to help search for two missing children along Wellsian way. If I remember correctly, the kids were found unhurt. Also, I remember the Hi-Spot at the old community center. One of our local high school bands, the Chessmen, used to play there often. I always thought their red collarless sports coats were just the coolest thing in town. Well, made my head hurt again, frying all those memory cells. -Mike Botu (65) ******************************************** >>From: Cyndy Brooks (68) Attention Class of 1968 Class of 1968 (and ALL Bombers) come to our home page and see the new additions. Rick Valentine (68) has made our Pictures Page and also added our yearbook pictures to our class Roster and Pictures Page. Thanks, Rick! Click on [1968] Cyndy Brooks (68) ******************************************** >>From: Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) No ones mentioned the B.T.O. concert at the Richland gym, took my then 12 year old sister we were sitting up top but she wanted to get a better look so let her hang over the rail down into the pit, had to explain to her later why she felt so funny the pot smoke was coming up into the cheap seats, felt awful getting my little sister stoned!! Also saw Ike and Tina turner in Ellensburg and the Fifth Dimension at the armory in pasco. The Hondels were so supposed to play the roller rink but a member was too drunk and they backed out, many ticked off people that night! Can't remember the group but their hit song was Ding Dong the witch is dead played the armory too, after wards a bunch of us skipped down the streets in Pasco singing that song can't even imagine what would happen in Pasco now a day's?????? -Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) ******************************************** >>From: Sandi Roadifer Prety (70) My brother, Bill Roadifer, is a '71 graduate. Our brothers, David and Randy, graduated from Hanford High (Dave '74 and Randy '76) BUT went to Chief Joseph Junior High and Col-Hi before Hanford k-12 went on line! I work for Post Falls Middle School in Post Falls, Idaho and my boss, the principal, is a wonderful man by the name of Don Boyk who has a 9(?) year history in the Richland School System! He taught at Chief Joseph Junior High and at Hanford the first year it was open and then went to Sacajawea. Anyone who has a cute story about Don Boyk can reach me at or can send him a note at Post Falls Middle School, P.O. Box 40, Post Falls, Idaho 83854. He honestly cares about the students and the staff and I'm sure he must have left an impression in RICHLAND too!!! P.S. I remember the Harlem Globetrotters or Harlem Clowns playing in the Col-Hi gym when I attended school there and that would have been the '68-'69 or the '69-'70 school years! I went to the game!!! P.S.S. My son is playing JV team basketball for Lakeland High School in Rathdrum, Idaho and our colors are GREEN and GOLD!!! We have been in this school district for almost 6 years now and it just comes naturally for me to cheer for the GREEN and GOLD!!! By the way, we are the "HAWKS"! -Sandi Roadifer Prety (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Clark Riccobuono 71: Clark: You know I got shot jumping out of a married woman's window. Great driving to the hospital when it happened. Thought you might end up as a Trans-Am racer after that exhibition. Thanks, -Brad Wear 71 ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) To Ron Breedlove, '71 Hi Ron, I do remember Clair's wife, and definitely Betty out front. She was very nice; told me I would ruin my kidneys if I waited too long to take a bathroom break. But there wasn't time for breaks till about 4am! It was Renea Swallow who went to Rick's; Laurie Rigby graduated in '73 and then went to BYU, where Laurie's sister Deanne and I were. Thanks for the memories! -Diane Carpenter Kipp, '72 ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett (72) So early in the year, so many controversial topics, such good memories, it seems all good Bombers are taking their Ginko. To Mike Davis (74) By my calculations we only got knee deep in Tiger Butter before the tide subsided, I hope that one is done for now, however, as all of us who have been getting our "permissible daily dose" for some time know, someone will remember (it whose name shall not be spoken) in a few months and we will be back at it. Just remember to breathe slowly and deeply, it too will pass. To Bob Mattson (64) Absolutely right that a short chain is the best hopscotch marker, I did find that a metal washer added gave a certain weight that was very effective for that top #10 box. You may want to try it next time you find yourself out on a pristine piece of concrete with a bit of chalk on hand. Anyone out there willing to admit to nearly breaking their necks on the first generation of skateboards? My sister Kathy and I somehow managed to stay our of trouble long enough that our folks got us each one (no sharing/no fighting - what a concept). I remember with no small amount of pride the first time I made it down the entire length of Chief Joe Hill, serious cracks in that sidewalk, without landing on my butt. We discovered that if you loosened the wheels from the board you got much better cornering capability, stability suffering a bit but hey who needs stability at 13. To Linda Hensly Mount (70) I see that many of us were thankful that some really great bands made it to the Tri- Cities, the one that does not seem to make in on the list is Them, Van Morrison's early band, they played the Roller Rink and I know the only reason that Kathy and I convinced mom and dad that we should get to go was because they were Irish and it was my birthday. I don't recall seeing the Buffalo Springfield in the Tri-Cities but they were at the Yakima County Fair in the summer of 1969 - my sister and Nancy Dutton should remember that too, but they probably aren't talking! Aren't little sisters great, Kath! -Peggy Hartnett (72) ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Sions (74) RE: Congratulations to Jim Ellingsworth (74) Congrats on your upcoming betrothal. Aren't you a bit young for this type of "Tom- Foolery" though. I've always said, a man shouldn't get married before he starts shaving his legs. There all you 74 grads, that's a mental picture that will last all day. ALL THE BEST JIM! -Jerry Sions (74) ******************************************** >>From: Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara (74) I need some help with a little bit of trivia. Hopefully this will not start another round of "Sambo's". Last night (over a couple glasses of wine) some friends of mine were talking about the OLD wines we used to drink as kids, MD 20/20, ripple, Tyrolia, etc. Those California kids had it over us Richland kids. You should have heard all the wines they drank for under $2. Now for the trivia..... What advertisement for wine did Pat Boone act in? I bragged about the "Sandstorm" and said if anyone knew the answer it would be a Bomber. -Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara 74' ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) To: Helen Cross Kirk (62): I never heard of the sock hops at the rec center, so I guess it was well before 73 (my Soph year). I remember the gym as being really big, but don't remember how many it sat. (seemed to me to be a few thousand could fit. Anybody know? To: Jim Rice (75): Are you still in D.C.? I fly out of BWI once in a while and would love to set up a short visit. Should be making a trip in late Jan/early Feb. if it could be arranged. -Dave Trent (75) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dawald (New) Gym capacity: 5,000? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Re: Adrian's The only memory I have of Adrian's is getting kicked out of there! I can't for the life of me remember what I did to deserve that. Members of the Richland Police Department were actually called to remove us. All I remember is that I came in with and sat with Rich Gentz (73) and Pat Booth (73)... hmmm... enough said. The next thing I knew we were all given the boot. I was guilty by mere association. -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh, '76 ******************************************** >>From: Cheri Peyton (86) RE: 86 reunion Does anyone know whether the RHS class of '86 10-year reunion had a informational 'yearbook' printed like the class of '87 reunion did? I'd be interested in purchasing a copy if such a thing exists. Obviously, I missed my reunion! Thanks, -Cheri Peyton '86 ******************************************** >>From: Bryan Reed (88) This is regarding the "R2K All-Bomber Reunion." Put it in one of the mailing lists or don't, as you see fit. My first thought was, "Well, it's only a couple hour drive, maybe I'll drop in for the weekend." So I looked at the schedule. Now, I know it's a preliminary schedule. And I know it's a little unfair to "complain from the sidelines." But doesn't the schedule look just a bit . . . thin? I mean, discounting the merchandising and the events that will happen before most attendees actually arrive in town, you've basically got a group photo, an alumni basketball game, and a (probably not too big judging from the apparent budget) fireworks display. And a trivia game that could just as well be played by email. The title of the event suggests a grand start-of-the-2000's get-all-the-alums- together exciting event. Am I being hypercritical or is there a massive disparity here? I honestly don't see the schedule as presented to be much of a draw. And then I have to figure that other folks will feel the same way, and I can expect to see maybe 3 people I sort of used to know. And it feeds back, in a vicious game theory cycle - I feel less likely to go, I guess others will feel the same, making the event sound less fun, making me feel less and less likely to go. Of course, I was deeply antisocial in high school (I have never identified myself as a "Bomber"), so maybe this event isn't for me in the first place? Maybe I'm just being a cranky outsider, complaining about things that aren't his business. Anyway. Just a couple of thoughts. Have fun, -Bryan Reed '88 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/17/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Falcon today. Ray Gillette (49), Betty Bell (51), Sandra Atwater (51), Marlene Maness (57), Janet Wilgus (59), Marilyn "Cookie" Baird (60), Jim House (63), Mary Jane Smith (70), Valerie Polentz (72), Steve McClung (73) Mike Davis (74), Mike Lloyd (77-HHS), Kathy Wheat (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) Concerning the Hi-Spot. Many thanks to Marilyn Richey (53) for refreshing my (and perhaps others) memory about Don McCaughtry and Alice who ran the Club for a period of time during the late forties. I have been trying to remember his name for the last year. I also remember another husband and wife whose names were Jay and Colleen who also ran (or helped run) the Club when it was still in W-17 (Women's Dorm #17). Anyone remember their last name?? We did spend some good times at the Hi-Spot and while I was not too thoughtful about thanking them at that time, I now belatedly acknowledge that they provided a lot for the teenagers of that era. -Ray Gillette '49 ******************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton (51) To Judy Crose Snowhite (58) I just found out about the Sandstorm network this week, but am enjoying it immensely! My parents, Cecil and Geneva (Neva) Bell were counselors at C.U.P. Church around 1952-56, I believe. And I also believe they were instrumental in starting the chili suppers and the fruitcake sales. One of the main reasons they did this was to help the high schoolers at that time Margaret Tucker, Bill Witherup, Phil Yount, Ralph?, my brother, Cecil Jr, etc., raise money for a cruise on the Hattie D, up through the San Juan Islands. My husband, Bill Norton, and I live in the same house that my folks did, that we moved into in October 1949. I remember your brother, Tommy, also. I have lots of mom's and dad's papers, but have never come across the fruitcake recipe - but then have never looked for it, but I will keep my eyes open as I go through boxes (I've lived here since 1989, after they died 6 months apart), but have lots of unopened boxes. I am really enjoying this, Maren and all, and have heard from several friends from the past in the last few days. Betty Bell Norton (51) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) To Pat Brimhall (51) I am having a Senior Moment about that party - please refresh my memory! To Brad Wear '71 I remember the Globetrotters being there in the late forties or early fifties. Either Jimmy Dorsey or Tommy Dorsey were also there at one time. Anyone remember some of the other big name people? President Truman was in a parade in Pasco, WA and I don't remember the date. To All: I remember the Hi-Spot and the jukebox. Is that the way it was in the beginning? -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Just moved the Hi-Spot page from GO Network to Tripod - and "crunched" the pictures - should load up A LOT faster. -Maren Hi-Spot ******************************************** >>From: Marlene Maness Mulch (57 - almost) RE: 6th Grade We came from Okla. in l950 and lived in Kennewick (next door to Lee Arnold (57) until a house became available. Some of my memories of my first year in Richland - the 6th grade at Marcus Whitman - are: My neighborhood friends, Richard Devine, Gus Keeney, Victor Verbruggen, Howard Brandt and Barbara Davies -(all 57) following the DDT truck - and riding our bikes all over that end of town. There was just a big dirt field from Lee Blvd. to Densow drug with one big tree that was a hangout and playground. Barbara Brown (57) won a beautiful blue Schwinn bike in a lottery at the school. She was one of the most popular girls in school and was even more popular after winning the bike. Mr. Reid would joke about our seeing Wilbur Howser (57) riding his bike down the road out the window of our class room. Wilbur wasn't too keen on going to school. Richard Devine (57) broke his nose during a football game at recess. I was quite smitten with Richard - he gave me my first kiss and my first present from a boy - a box of chocolates with orange filling. We had a big field behind our house that was perfect for baseball. I slid into first base and broke my tailbone in a game that included my older neighbors, David Barfus (54) and Jim Templemen (56). We also played marbles on the pitcher's mound. I remember becoming somewhat attached to some of those pretty marbles. One of our classmates (who shall remain nameless) got another classmate pregnant in the 6th grade. She would bring her baby around once in a while to our amazement. My dog would sometimes wander into the classroom and lay under my desk, but Mr. Reid never raised a fuss. Does anyone know what happened to Mr. Reid? He was a great teacher! -Marlene Maness (57 - almost) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To all Bombers at home What's this rumor I hear about a big "box store" going in the atomic berg? Something about it going in around GWWay as you come into the city from Pasco bridge? Sounds like a real blight on a compromised environment to me. What to do hear/know/think about this? -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Cookie" Baird (60) In regard to the 'Little Black Sambo' books. Just returned from a collectors show. Books printed in the 30s were running about $150. to $200.. The book that we are probably most familiar with from the 50s runs from $250. up to $800. There were 10 X 12 pictures there of each scene of the tiger running around the tree wearing Little Black Sambo's slippers, or hat, or coat, etc., they were priced at $50. Oh! those memories of the Isetta. My brother Bob (54) had one that I really got a kick out of driving. Connie Dean and I would go all over the place in that little 'skate board' and drove it to CBC a few times. It reminds me of the bumper cars at the carnivals. It would hold three if someone set on a lap. When I saw it on 'Family Matters' with Erckle at the wheel, a lot of memories came back. My brother and a buddy of his were down on the Richland airport runway one winter night. It got stuck, they got out to unstuck it, it took off and they had to run like hell to catch it before it went into the river. It really amuses me that so many of us Richland 'kids' were doing the same things at the same times but just in different parts of town. And those who came after us, were doing the same and we all thought we were doing something unique? We had so much in common, just didn't realize it at the time. I agree with a lot of the comments that we were VERY fortunate to have spent some if not all of our childhood in a town that was so special and different. I spent three weeks of September this last year with my brother Bill (46) in Kennewick. One of the really fantastic events I attended was a 1300 Farrell Lane block reunion. Hearing the stories the parents told about the neighborhood, the stories the 'kids' told about the neighborhood and growing up and what they had accomplished in their chosen careers. It was a once in a life time chance to see and talk with the parents that are still with us. Us 'kids' even found out things about ourselves that we didn't know or remember. Really looking forward to the R2K in June... another once in a life time event. Have a Bomber Day.. -Marilyn "Cookie" Baird (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) RE: R2K I hope Bryan Reed (88) doesn't become the whipping boy for the R2k event. I understand his perspective since I waited 30 years to attend a reunion. But I won't miss another. I will fly to Seattle and then take a nostalgic journey (not a couple of hours drive) to Richland. I will pause for a gesture at Ellensburg, hopefully a burger at Miner's in Yakima, and cast a respectful glance towards Wapato (how great were they in the 50- 60's)? There are TOO many events in MY reunion itinerary. Here's a partial list. 1. Say thanks to a couple of teachers (it never occurred to me that they had been students too). 2. Visit the family next door that I barely knew. Thank them for delivering the 72 Championship. 3. Congratulate the guys from 58 for starting it all and tell the 79 team they were the greatest, I envy them. 4. Thank the kids from the 80's for the courage to save the cloud. 5. Ask the kids of 47 about the bus trip to Walla Walla, what was Art Dawald like back then? 6. Thank Teverbaugh, Neill and Castleberry for continuing the legacy. 7. Stand in a corner at the sock hop and watch my favorite girls dance (they know who they are). 8. Find the perfect spot in the snake dance. 9. Watch Ray Stein (64) steal the ball again and deliver another great pass to me for a lay-up. "Yes, Ms. (Nadine) Brown we have a game on Saturday." 10. Share a hug and a tear with fellow Viet Nam Vets. There is plenty of fireworks for me. Bryan, R2k may not be for you, that's OK. However, I recommend you make plans for the (88) reunion in 2018. You will meet a lot of great friends there. This may be my last chance to see some dear friends, so I won't miss it. They had all better be there. Now you've made me cry. -Jim House (63) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor (70) RE: concerts and other memories Never made it to one of the Roller Rink dances. But remember hearing about Paul Revere and the Raiders as well as others. I also attended the Harlem Globetrotters game when they played in the gym - 1968 was the year. I'm wondering if anyone else had the opportunity to go to Seattle for The Beatles first appearance in the Pac. Northwest? Mom loaded a bunch of us (Nita Wood, Curt Zweifel, my sister Barb and I think Steve Lewis and me) into the '63 chevy wagon and off we went! Mom had a "connection" at Fredrick & Nelson's in Seattle (they sold the tickets) and we had 4th row center seats! I still have the old black and white brownie camera pictures that I drag out and show off on occasion. Thanks to all for the great memories. -Mary Jane Smith Poynor '70 ******************************************** >>From: Valerie Polentz Topham (72) To Brian Reed (88) In response to comments about R2K Reunion #1 We have a committee of about 10 active participants right now who are trying to pull together an event for thousands (we hope). #2 We are leaving 'gaps' in the activity times so as to mesh with another very well attended celebration which occurs on the same weekend, "Cool Desert Nights" which has a car show, Friday night street dance with live music and Saturday night they plan to have a dance also -- working on the live music portion. OF COURSE with a little more people helping organize fine details like where to put up pyrotechnical assistants, who is gonna cook the chili and cinnamon rolls, how much do we put up initially for the T-shirt sales, web sites, accounting services... (you get the picture?) we could probably have more events but it takes many calls for one event to be planned much less carried out. I am a regular attendee at these meetings and I KNOW there are more Bombers in town who can contribute to the preproduction than are now attending. As every meeting is prominently announced in the Sandstorm (check the opening messages) we should have as much enthusiasm for planning as for attending. AND if you do not come merely to see and chat up old friends and new, you miss the essence of the whole reunion. If you want more to do, I will personally take you and two friends on a tour of the local wineries, a cruise down the river - there are many things to do which cannot be made to happen for thousands so cannot be preplanned. We would love to see you there, Brian and, even better, slopping chili on Friday night or checking ASB cards at the door. P.S. Did you play in the band? We need more participants in the alumni Pep Band. -Valerie Polentz Topham '72 ******************************************** >>From Steve McClung (73) No one has mentioned floating inner tubes from Howard Amon Park to Columbia Park!!! Does anyone remember hanging out, and doing BURN-OUTS in the PayLess parking lot? I sure remember sledding down Carmichael Hill when it snowed. Good thing they removed the baseball diamond fence at the bottom of the hill, after I broke a few ribs!! The last time I was in Richland, there were subdivisions on Flat Top Hill... we used to go up there and have keggers, and "make out" up there, before the houses. Do they still have the JEEP RALLIES on the point up there? Does anyone remember ZZ Top when they came to the racetrack. or Chuck Berry playing at the fairgrounds, for a 3 day Rock and Roll fest? The boat races were so wild.... people were naked, and drunk, and they partied for days. How about the big parties on Bateman Island before the races?? Then, someone blew up the bathroom, and they wouldn't let people drive out there anymore. (I think I know who...... but won't tell) I went to my 20th HS reunion, but most of the people were still living there, and didn't go to it.... After HS, I moved to Seattle, until two yrs ago. I have since married ( first time.... waited until age 44!! ) and reside outside of Chicago in a small town. -Steve McClung (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Roxanne Knutson Short (62) Muscles favorite line: "You hear anything, just let me know!" -M.Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lloyd (77-HHS) I was just wondering what is the seating capacity of Art Dawald Gymnasium and if there has ever been a recorded largest crowd? Seems as if all those Richland/Pasco games in the 70's were SRO. Mike Lloyd (HHS77) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) '58 state basketball team the best, I think not...... 79's basketball team was "The team"! To all you guys who do the stats thing maybe someone could do the ol' stats comparison as well as the height and %'s of the players.... then again, I really appreciate the fact that there were many great Bomber Basketball teams throughout the years and who was truly the best doesn't matter as much as the fun and excitement they gave us during those high school years. I believe they were all the greatest in a legacy that still continues! :) To: Darcy Doyle (77) Those shelter belt memories were great... perhaps it started an appreciation for the woods, streams and wonderful country! We lived on Elm, where did you live? To: Brian Reed (88) There's plenty of time to add too the R2K schedule, maybe you need to get involved........ and, applaud those who carry the vision! Kathy Wheat Fife, '79 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/18/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers sent stuff: Paul Crowder (46), Mary Triem (47), Doreen Hallenbeck (51), Dick Pierard (52), Dick Wight (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Fred Suckow (55), Marlene Maness (57), Tom Matthews (57), Janet Wilgus (59), Don Winston (63), Jeanie Walsh (63), Linda Reining (64), Leona "Mari" Eckert (65), Shirley Collings (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Linda Pohlod (67), Lee Bush (68), Jean Albaugh (72), Cheryl Sevigny (79), Beth Young (81), Bryan Reed (88) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul J. Crowder, Jr. (46) To Betty Bell Norton '51 My parents lived one house from your family in Richland and were friends with your mother and dad. We lived at 1003 Williams. In 1988 or thereabouts, my wife Evelyn '46 and I were visiting my parents and dining at the Red Lion. You may recall that we all talked a few minutes. I remember that you attended college in Oregon. You mentioned in your e-mail that you are living in your Mother & Dad's house - is that on Stevens or another street? Was good to see you in the Sandstorm. -Paul J. Crowder, Jr. (46) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) To Ray Gillette (1949) Jay and Coleen Varvel - in my then young eyes, they were the most fantastic dancing couple I had ever seen! Ah, memories! Say hi to your brother for me. -Mary Triem Mowery - 1947 ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) RE: Hi-Spot Club To Ray Gillette (49) Ray, I believe Jay and Colleen Varvel are the couple you're speaking about. They were the smoothest dance couple around. Our Class of '51 invited them to our reunion several years ago, and they still had their dancing talents. Great couple. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard (52) RE: R2K If all (what I read in the Sandstorm) is being planned actually comes off, this will be one whale of a happening. I hope that someone on the R2K committee is working with the media, and by that I mean the state and especially the national TV networks and newspapers. This event has the human interest quality about it that could very well catch the eye of some New York producer or editor. Combine a high school in a place with the unique history of ours, a town located essentially in the middle of nowhere, and an event bringing back home hundreds or even thousands of alums from all over thanks to a unique net like this one, and it should be irresistible as a story. -Dick Pierard '52 Terre Haute, Indiana ******************************************** >>From: Dick Wight (52) RE: The early '50's Been reading lots of nostalgia from late '40's/early 50's. Who recalls the big drugstore downtown that had a soda fountain & restaurant that stayed open all night? I remember it as quite a hangout for Col Hi kids. One late night I was there after midnight, perhaps in 1951, and in walked a tall, skinny man in a white suit embellished by the likenesses of playing cards all over the suit. He sat in a booth and ordered coffee. Curiosity overwhelmed me. I got up, approached him and with some lack of courtesy (accidental!), asked who he was. the fellow smiled and said, "Son, I'm T. Texas Tyler!" Tyler was an ole country singer whose biggest "hit" was a song called "Deck of Cards" that was popular during WW II, I think, and was about a lonely G.I.'s religious reflections using a deck of cards to prompt his thoughts. At least that's what I recall. Speaking of old businesses in Richland: I was a box boy at Garmo's Grocery, until several of us were fired at once because the beer inventory showed discrepancies. Seems entrepreneurial youth were carting cases of beer out with other groceries and selling it to underage clients in the parking lot. Tsk Tsk!!! Incidentally, I knew of the practice but DIDN'T do it! Later I worked as a stock clerk at Diamond Variety Store downtown. Any of the old agriculture program folks out here? It started in '51, I think. George Brumstead ('52) , Richard Gibson ('51) are two of the fellows I remember in the program. I was SURE I'd grow up to be a rancher. Instead, I was a career Coast Guardsman. Close, huh? Has anyone seen Jane Rollison Hightower ('52) in Richland lately? She said she was relocating back to the Tri Cities after many years down in So. Cal. Best wishes in Y2K! -Dick Wight '52 ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Roxanne Knutson Short (62): In reference to the man called "Muscles" was a developmentally Disabled person who lived in Richland from the start of Hanford and until about 1960 when the family moved to California. It was safe for him to go anywhere in Richland because everybody knew him. He used to come into By's Burgers and By Meyers always provided him with food and drink. He loved to go to the movie and see everybody. I remember when the owners of the tavern DRIFT INN which was located just around the corner from the Spudnut Shop took up a collection and brought him a bike so he could get a round Richland. He was always welcome everywhere in the community and the kids and adults who lived here at that time saw that nobody hurt or took advantage of him. He lived with his family The Robinson's in one of the old track houses or an original houses on Van Giesen next Jason Lee School. I worked for over 30 years with this population and Muscles had a good quality of live when he lived in Richland due to the people who lived here at that time in Richland. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Fred Suckow (55) To: Betty Bell Norton (51) Somewhere I still have an itinerary for the MYF trip on the Hattie D. The Rev. Bob, Myrton Woods, Cecil and Neva Bell were the adults. There was another couple but can't remember their names. What a fantastic cruise. Yes, Betty, your parents were great sponsors of much that happened with the youth at CUP. I'm sure you remember Margery Casebeer (sp) Smith. I ran into her when I lived in San Jose some years ago. She was lecturing one weekend at our church. She passed away a few years after that but it was nice to see her again. Like you, I just recently discovered this web page and have had fun recalling the "good old days." -Fred Suckow (55) ******************************************** >>From: Marlene Maness Mulch (57) RE: Exploring I think I developed my love of exploring from my childhood days in Richland. I leave my house now almost every day and head down the river (sans water in Arizona) or out into the desert. We spent many happy childhood hours near the river and I doubt there was a square foot of Richland that we left unexplored. Remember the prune trees all along Lee Blvd. where the dorms used to be (across from By's and the Laundry). Delicious prunes - and the big juicy cherries in the trees where Jason Lee now stands. We had no fear of exploring day or night. We had slumber parties at Sunny Ogston's (57) house where we would dare each other to ride around the block on our bicycles (without clothes) in the middle of the night. Annie Parker Hoyle (57) can vouch for this and the wonderful French Toast Sunny's mother would make for breakfast. I remember riding my bike to Annie's house to show her my first bra - she was our mentor in this department. Do you remember playing "Movie Star" Hopscotch? Some of you may remember my mother as your Girl Scout leader - "Peanuts". She worked for Dr. Otterholt for many years and was and is an avid golfer. -Marlene Maness (57) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) To: Dean Enderle (57) Hi Dean Being a AOG person in high school (afraid of girls) I avoided such wild places as the Hi-Spot where one might be expected to talk to one. Anyway, there have been a few of us contributing to the general conversation from the Class of 57 before you logged on and hopefully more to come. My wife and I (I learned to talk to girls) get together every few months with Walker Douglas (57) and Larry Clark (57) and their spouses. To: Anyone While looking for an obituary in the Seattle Times, I noticed the name of Richard J. "Dick" Bresina. I imagine he was the Dick Bresina who went to school at Jefferson, Chief Jo and graduated with the Class of '57. He died January 4th, lived in Renton until the last couple of years, worked for the Renton School District and was the right age to be in the class of '57'. If anyone knows if this is the same person, I will scan the obituary notice. Re: Dutch Mill A '48 flood picture shows a wording on the side of the barn as "Dutch Mill" and "EAT" so I assume it was a restaurant. Mrs. Duncan, 4th grade teacher at Jefferson and Jason Lee has a picture taken in the 40's of a Jefferson staff dinner in the Mill. -Tom Matthews (57) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Kathy Wheat Fife, 1979 Hey Kathy, Don't get wrapped around the axel because we're very proud of our 1958 champs - they were great as were many of the teams that didn't even make it to the state tourney! Keep you stats in the book and keep your sense of humor and your pride in all the Bombers. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu, 1959 ******************************************** >>From: Don Winston (63) RE: Jim House's ('63) Post of 1/17/00 Dear Jim, Thanks for your wonderful message. Now you've made me cry too. -Don Winston, Class of '63 ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) To Jim House (63) Hey Jim, When you're passing by Wapato, give it a glance for me too! We used to live there when I was a very small child. My father owned a tire shop there until he opened the RICHLAND TIRE EXCHANGE on Stevens Drive. (It's still there, only now its Les Schwab??) Moved to North Richland when I started the 3rd grade. From there it was all UP hill... -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Anyone remember Faron Young coming to the high school gym in the early 50"s? I think I was about 5 or 6 and my mom took me to see him - at that time, she was the "country fan" (now, I am - how times change). Also remember the Harlem Globetrotters coming to the gym in 1962????? -Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** >>From: Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) RE:R2K Is there any interest in setting up a golfing tournament? -Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy '65 ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 This scanned photo from the '79-'80 RHS sports poster gives an idea of the seating capacity of Dawald gym: Bomber Mania Although I had always heard the maximum seating was 5,000 or 5,500, if I recall correctly, about 6,100 people were in the gym for the regional game between RHS and Shadle Park (with Mark Rypien) either that season or the next. FANTASTIC game!! -Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [GREAT picture, Shirley. Worth the "trip" to see it, Bombers!!!! -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Re: Bryan Reed (88) Brain, You have no idea what you will miss! A chance to meet people who were there in Richland before you born or even thought of! If you haven't been to the Cool Desert Nights you've missed out on the Best Car Show there ever was.... plus it's FREE!! Meet old and new classmate there, PLUS that is where the dream for the Y2000 Reunion started! I'm really sorry that you don't consider yourself a Bomber. I know we all have our own ways, and please excuse me if I'm being pushy. Not everyone has great school memories, some of mine aren't the greatest but in time all wounds heal, that's when the good ones come out!! Please reconsider coming and having fun! If you really set your mind to it you CAN HAVE FUN!! Hope to see and meet you there! Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen 67 ******************************************** >>From: Linda Pohlod Rushing (67) Hello, My Mom is in the final stages of cancer and isn't doing too well so if anyone wants to say good bye to her, now is the time. I was in Richland last weekend and it is sad and hard on all of us especially my Dad. Thanks for all the prayers and cheer ups you have sent to me. -Linda Pohlod Rushing 67 ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) The "box store" you are probably making reference to on GWWay as you enter town, is WINCO (formerly known as Waremart) Foods. They have been in discussions with the City of Richland for some time now and have finally committed. As I understand it, and I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong, there will be other stores around it sort of like the concept of Fred Meyers on Wellsian Way. WINCO will be the anchor store with smaller stores going up around it. It will be a welcome addition to Richland. We sorely need the revenue to help pay for replacement of old and I mean old sewer and water lines. Not to mention improvement of the streets. Under the leadership of ex-Mayor Larry Haler and the council he headed, the City started looking to attract new businesses to the area, instead of continuing the mentality of some of the old councils who were against growth - it was okay to have their businesses here in town but bring in competition, no way. The new store and surrounding businesses will add to Richland. After all, a store seems a lot better as a greeter to one entering the City than a sewer? -Lee Bush (68) Richland resident since June 1951 ******************************************** >>From: Jean Albaugh McKnight (72) To Carol Boyd (72): RE: 1600 Davison. Didn't you miss Carol George? Didn't Charles Miller and Wiley Cole live in that area? Remember the Boxer (dog) on the south side of the street. He scared us every day to and from school. The old cyclone fence is still up in his yard. -Jean Albaugh '72 ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Sevigny Riddelle (79) To Tamara Baird Cullison (79): Yes, I do remember Pronto chips. I'm thinking that Sun Chips are very much like them. I am also thinking that we should have had jobs taste testing snack foods as we were quite good at it! -Cheryl Sevigny Riddelle (79) ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To Mary Jane Smith Poynor (70) I remember watching the GlobeTrotters at Richland gym, about 1982. They were also here about three years ago in the Coliseum. I had court side seats at that game. I had my trusty camera with me so got some good pictures. You know how the players were always dragging people out of the stands? Well they took the lady in front of me out on the court. Thank God it wasn't me! Anyway, I got a picture for her and later mailed it to her when I got them developed. There were probably other times the GlobeTrotters were here in between, but I don't take the paper or watch the news, so I am somewhat out of touch with local happenings. I heard a rumor one time that the reason the GlobeTrotters kept coming back to this relatively small area was that one of the earlier players was from Pasco, so they played "hometowns" of the players. Kind of a nice idea if true. -Beth Young Gibson (81) ******************************************** >>From: Bryan Reed (88) Regarding R2K: Well, I'm glad to see that the opening responses to my little complaint were calm, constructive, and well-thought-out. I guess my years on the news groups made me half-expect one or two, "Oh yeah? Well either get involved or shut up! Jerk!" responses. Maybe I should lay off the newsgroups for a while--they seem to be making me cynical. Personally, I'd be into a drum circle. If there's a shop in the Tri-Cities that sells hand drums, possibly a regular music store, they may very well be willing to sponsor such an event and might even provide a few instruments for people who don't have them. And even suggest local talent that could lead it. Or is that too "hippy" of an idea? Would I be only one of like 10 people who'd be into that? From my memories of Richland, it's not a very drum-circle kind of town. Hey, prove me wrong! :) "Kayak water polo on the Columbia" is probably too ambitious an idea, so I won't even mention it. :) An ultimate frisbee game, on the other hand, takes no money to set up. You just need to announce it, find somebody with discs and cones and willingness to organize, and it happens. For people who don't want to run that much, you can set up volleyball nets, and officially penalize anybody who takes the game too seriously. Get an announcer (a long-time RHS teacher would be great) with a mike, a familiarity with some of the players, and a propensity for smart-aleck comments, and that could be pretty amusing for the spectators as well as the players. Then you get a live band, outdoors, on the opposite end of the field from the drum circle (you've gotta separate your noise sources, else you get chaos), playing classic tunes. There've gotta be alums in such bands that would be happy to perform. It would be important to represent the popular music from the past five decades or so. A few lemonade and food stands. Find a couple local restaurants that would like the business, and that can be arranged pretty cheap. And one or two designated evening get- together spots. Maybe different spots that will appeal to different age groups. Just a few ideas. Have fun, -Bryan Reed '88 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/19/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette (49), Foyann Leach (53), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Carol Bishop (57), Gus Keeney (57), Bob Trethewey (58), Mary Lee Lester (58), Ruth Miles (59), Larry Mattingly (60), Janet Tyler (61), Jim Yount (61), Dave Hanthorn (63), Frank Osgard (63WB), Kenny Wright (63), Patti Snider (65), Paul Felts (69), Mike Franco (70), Rich Crigler (70), Sheila Davis (71), Brian Denning (77), Tamara Baird (79), Shawn Alexander (82), Laura Mumper (86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) RE: Jay and Colleen VARVEL Many thanks for those who provided me with the last name of Jay and Colleen Varvel. Mary Triem Mowery (47) and Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) and also Wanda Janos who worked with the Jaycees making the old dorm W- 17 a place for us to have fun. Many thanks. Another wonderful memory was provided this week when the playbill for the Sagebrush Follies of 1946 was provided online (by Maren and perhaps others). I had the opportunity to be a bit player in that production when I was a tender cheeked Bomber freshman in '46. Brought back some wonderful thoughts. Some would say that was the start and THE END of my theatrical career. -Ray Gillette (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sagebrush Follies of '46 Playbill is on the web. The ads are a riot! Burt Pierard (59) scanned all the pictures for me to put on the web page... -Maren] Sagebrush Follies of 1946 ******************************************** >>From: Foyann Leach Vogler (53) RE: Hattie "D" To: Betty Bell Norton '51 I was on the MYF trip on the Hattie "D" and was in the youth group your wonderful parents sponsored. We sailed from Port Angeles, to Friday Harbor, and up to Cambell River, B.C. Donna Thompson, Cecil Bell, Ed Thurston, Margaret Tucker, Margie Casebier, and youth from other MYF's in Washington went on the trip. In Cambell River, we carried foundation stones for a church building. Along the way, we barbecued salmon we purchased from a fishing boat, dug for clams and met with other youth groups along the way. Harlan Jones and Nellie (?) were the skippers and allowed no "P.Oing" (pairing off). In spite of that, it was a wonderful trip!! -Foyann Leach Vogler '53 ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Muscles always waved and said "Hey, Hey, Hey" in 53,54 and 55, when I was there. I can see and hear him yet riding his bike with the horn and lights on it and his baseball cap. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin, 55 ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) Could it be the "Mart" as the drugstore type store downtown.... If not.... Does anyone remember the "Mart"... I think it stayed open all nite.... And I think alot of the soldiers from Camp Hanford hung out there..... -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) RE: Happy Birthday Missy HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MISSY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU JUST TO LET YOU THAT I DIDN'T FORGET. (LIKE I USUALLY DO!!!) -BIG BROTHER GUS (57) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Trethewey (58) RE: CORRECTION To Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) That Typewriter repair shop was Johnson & Reutlingers before it was Ernie's. The hobby store originally opened in 1947 or 48 I believe. When the Owners sold I think it was about 1953. My Dad went to work for them in 1948 and the our family moved from Bremerton in June 1949. -Bob Trethewey (58) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lee Lester Yarborough (58) To Marlene Maness (57) I'm glad you mentioned your mother's nickname because I hadn't been to remember why your name was familiar. In the summer of 1954 your mother took 8 of us to Kelowna and Penticton to camp with the Girl Guides. We went on the train. "Doc" Stroup was one of the Scouts. She and I did a skit about Paul Revere for the 4th of July while there. Any other participants out there? We also played hopscotch in the dirt when we had big alleys between the streets. We played in the 900 block between Sanford and Smith. Mary Rita Rohde was the best marble shooter in our crowd. -Mary Lee Lester (58) ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns (59) RE: Doc Stroup: Yes, I believe that was Doc Stroup with the highly important Seattle Public Library position. I saw her picture once in a Seattle paper, and I don't think anyone else could possibly look that much like her . . . Alas, I don't know what she's been up to lately (since she left or retired). -Ruth Miles Bruns '59 Jefferson/Chief Jo/Col Hi '59 ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Comments regarding "Muscles" lately have prodded my thinking and memories. Like most males in the early days of Richland I had my hair cut at Ganzels "downtown". (Old timers trivia: Anyone remember what the Parkway was called before they removed the grass and paved it?) Anyway, more often then not the unofficial doorman was Muscles. I never saw him in a sad mood or without a smile. I cannot recall ever hearing a disparaging remark about him. Having served as a volunteer with the developmentally disabled in the Seattle area for a couple of years, I can't help but think how lucky he was to have lived in Richland. He was a well accepted member of the community. His new bicycles and his demeanor were the subject of more then one newspaper articles over the years. A toot of the horn as you passed him on his bike would always bring a smile, a wave, and "hey hey". Just another item where we can say "Richland done themselves proud" on that one. -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Tyler (61) To: Bryan Reed (88) I would enjoy a drumming circle. Never been to one, but want to use my new frame drum. -Janet Tyler (61) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Yount (61) RE: Richland "overview" I've really enjoyed all the memories I've been reading in the Sandstorm the last few weeks. From 1959 through 1962, I worked at Pennywise Drugs on Williams and Thayer. That tiny store had incredibly narrow aisles and mostly tacky merchandise stacked to the ceilings. I think I was hired in part because I was tall enough to reach the top shelves! To this day it has left two imprints: an aversion to clutter, and disdain for Christmas merchandise (we dealt with it from June through January!). I have enjoyed running into kids who used to come into the store to buy candy, and now have kids and grandkids of their own! Mary Anne Lauby (73) and I (61) are looking forward to the reunion this summer. Monday, when the weather was so beautiful here, I took a long walk up on top of the hills above "South Richland", starting West of Badger, and working East. Pausing at the summit on Badger, it was startling how much new development is going on in town, and also how large the agricultural developments are, South of the hills. It would be interesting to have some "then and now" photos for the R2K celebration. Is that being planned? What does everybody think? -Jim Yount (61) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) To Bryan Reed (88), You might try looking at R2K from a different perspective. Here is mine. I don't care so much about how many "events" will be taking place. Whatever the hard working committee manages to get put together will certainly be plenty. What IS important to me is how many people show up. Not only am I anxiously looking forward to seeing a LOT of old friends from my class and the classes a few years on either side, but also all the wonderful "friends" I have met through the priceless resource of this amazing Alumni Sandstorm. I want to meet and put faces with the names of the "old timers" like Bud Row (47), Dick Roberts (49), Ray Gillette (49), Dick Harris (49), Sandra Atwater (51), Gus Keeney (57) a friend of my brother, Vera Smith (58), Dennis Barr (58), and Larry Mattingly (60). These people have brought to life the early days of Richland in a way that a history book never could. I also want to meet the "youngsters" like Phil Jones (69), Steve Piippo (70), Mike Franco (70), Brad Wear (71), Diane Hartley (72), Mike Davis (74), Kathy Wheat (79), and Kent "Wig" Davis (82). These folks have filled in the "history" of Richland and RHS since I left our magical fairy tale town for life in the real world. And yes, I would even enjoy getting a chance to meet a guy named Bryan Reed (88) to find out if he was able to come to understand that R2K is not about "events", but is about something far more important. Its about people, and not just any people, but the unique and wonderful and witty and smart and talented and special people we were all lucky enough to grow up with in a little "gov-ment" town in the middle of a big desert in Eastern Washington. And even if all that isn't enough for you, the chance to see all those old Bomber legends put on the Green and Gold one more time should be enough to stir any Bomber grad enough to make a "two hour drive" to our old home town. If it isn't, then I feel sorry for you since you somehow missed out on one of the best parts of growing up in such a special place. Hope to see you (and thousands of other folks) there. Bombers Forever, -Dave Hanthorn (63) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63WB) Whatta ya mean, Richland is not a very "Drum Circle Kind of Place"? I've been away for quite a while, but if memory serves me correctly, the boys of the "Lost Cause Class of '62", were quite adept at sitting in circles and....... Hey wait a minute, they didn't have any drums. Never mind ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright (63) Bob Geballe (a independent documentary producer) and I are researching a documentary about the Richland/Hanford experience. Part of the documentary will examine the early years there. While there are many still photographs from many sources, there is very little publically-available film footage-especially showing family life and activities. We would like to establish a comprehensive index of footage -including home movies - which may be available, from the 40's through the 70's. We are interested in footage showing Richland, Hanford, and typical events and activities (public and private) that took place there. I would like to ask all Bombers if you, your parents, relatives, or friends possess, or know of, such existing footage. At the same time we would like to know if we could have permission to use the footage in our documentary if the footage is appropriate for our purposes. It would be appreciated if you could Email me the information-include a brief description of the date(s) and the contents and context of the footage. Thank you for any assistance you can provide us. -Kenny (63) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) To Shirley Collings Haskins (66) That is a great photo of the Art Dawald Gym!!!! I remember the 'full' days of the crowds like that. Thanks again, -Patti Snider Miller (65) ******************************************** >>From: Paul Felts (69) To: Jim House (63) Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Thought you had some good perspectives. I especially remember watching the games with Wapato. Bill Douglass and Gary Carnivelli come to mind. That gym seemed intimidating! At one time it was the state of the art gym for the valley. I still remember a couple of the Wapato cheers - how weird, I can barely remember the Bomber fight song. Moving right along, "was Larry Pryse coaching the Davis Pirates when you were playing?" Boy, those were some great games. Hopefully there are a few out there that remember the old "BFD" (I'll let someone else explain it) days. Some of the later Pasco-Richland rivalries might have come close to the Davis-Richland one but I doubt it. Ok everyone, jump in on that one!! Paul Felts (69) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Oh, I know!! I know!!! But I ain't jumpin' in!! NO WAY!!.... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To Mary Jane Smith (70) Great to hear from you, how are things? Great names in your Beatles trip to Seattle!!! Curt Zweifel, I'd love to know where he is and what he is up to... Curt and I and Bill Zinn spent years as poster boys for planned parenthood! and speaking of bands and concerts... anyone remember those shows in the Uptown parking lot out in front of Kortens? They would stage a "battle of the bands" outdoors with the bands playing on the bed of a flat bed truck. As a class of 70 guy I really only remember the roller rink dances as events that my sister Barbara (1967) went to. I don't remember any of those during my time, fr1968 & on. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Rich Crigler (70) Gus -- Had eyes worked on -- just read your reply -- impressive. -Rich Crigler (70) ******************************************** >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway (71) To Jim House (63) Your itinerary didn't say anything about stopping by your old stomping grounds on Tinkle Street to shoot a few at the Davis Memorial Court. -Sheila Davis Galloway 71 ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Brian Denning (77) Date: Fri Jan 14 21:24:20 2000 Who says only the good die young? Apparently there are still quite a few of us "East Siders" left to carry the torch. Looking forward to the "All Bomber" reunion 2000. -Brian Denning (77) ******************************************** >>From: Tamara Baird Cullison (79) To Cheryl Sevigny Riddelle (79) I have thought the same thing about us being snack taste testers. We were and are fine connoisseurs of foods lacking in nutritional value. To Kathy Wheat Fife (79) Having been a part of the men's basketball state championship win in 1979 was a big highlight of our senior year and I'm sorry that others can't understand what that was like. To Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) It's a known fact that the Bombers have a long and rich tradition of sports excellence. Just by being Bombers we have an innate pride in all the victories over time. How about the awesome Football team in 1999! -Tamara Baird Cullison (79) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >> Shawn Alexander (82) Date: Sun Jan 16 15:22:38 2000 The "80's" Almost 20 years since I last strolled the halls of Columbia High school!! Who would have thought the "80's" would become the old day's so quickly!! Growing up in the Tri-Cities was a good time! I would love to hear from old friends who still remember the good times... " Grosscup", "BeerFalls" "4 corners", "2 rivers", "Columbia Park"... Just to name a few... Enjoying the ride...... -Shawn Alexander (82) ******************************************** >>From: Laura Mumper Dugas (86) RE: R2K (Reunion) All this talk about the reunion sounds great. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend, but I will be there in spirit. -Laura Mumper Dugas '86 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/20/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette (49), Shirley Watts (49), Sandy Atwater (51), Dorothy Keys (52), Kay Mitchell (52), Ray Loescher (57), Bill Hoyle (58), Vera Smith (58), Burt Pierard (59), Janet Wilgus (59), Larry Houck (59), Jim Walton (60), Jack Gardiner (61), Denny Damschen (62), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Terry Gantz (68), Brad Upton (74)--GREAT "Muscles" story, Mike Davis (74), Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) To Larry Mattingly (60) My recollection of the area (in front of Ganzel's Barber shop) was called "The Greenway before they took the grass away. Not absolutely positive though. Correct me if I am wrong.... -Ray Gillette (49) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) What is all the talk about R2K? I haven't signed on to the Sandstorm in two months because my husband had open-heart surgery and the computer was the last thing on my mind. When is this supposed to take place? Since my family was in on the project from the start (1942) we may have some items of interest. -Shirley Watts James (49) ******************************************** >>From: Sandy Atwater Boyd (51) To Carol Bishop Horne '57 I well remember THE MART. It was a place that the HS kids would go to have a Coke, fries and to talk. In the beginning, or the time I remember, it was a cafeteria and it had a cocktail lounge in the back. Lots of fun! -Sandy Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Keys Harding (52) RE: Location of Friend: Connie Glass (77-HHS) I am writing this on behalf of our daughter, Debra Harding O'Neal, '77, who is not on the Internet at this time. She would like to locate a friend, Connie Glass, '77, who graduated from Hanford Hi. She thought that perhaps someone from Richland might be married to a former Hanford student who would remember Connie and maybe know her whereabouts. Any help would be much appreciated. You can send any info to me at the above e-mail address and I'll forward it to Debra.. -Dorothy Keys Harding (52) ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates (52) To Dick Wight (52) I believe the drugstore that was open all night was the "Mart". It was a great place to hang out late at night, drink coffee or cherry cokes (sometimes green rivers) and just visit with friends. Nonajean Tuttle, Barb Meyers, Bev Coates (all '52) and I used to keep the seats in a booth warm on many a night. It was such a great place to hang out that Nonajean and I would leave the Masonic Hall, up on Thayer Drive on the nights that we were supposed to be at Rainbow Girls, run down the hill to the Mart, visit with friends, run back up the hill to the Masonic Hall in time for her parents to pick us up and give us a ride home. I have no recollection of what Rainbow Girls was all about as I don't think I ever attended!! While you were stocking shelves at the Diamond Variety Store, Dick, I was probably out front selling candy. That was my very first job, and I remember how terrified I was of making a mathematical error as I was assigned behind the candy counter at one of the busiest times of the year -Easter! I had never had the challenge of figuring prices by weight and I was a nervous wreck. Needless to say, I didn't last long there. Found a softer, easier and much less stressful job across the "Greenway" at the Richland Hardware Store. -Kay Mitchell Coates (52) ******************************************** >>From: Ray Loescher (57) RE: The Mart To Carol Bishop Horne (57) I don't think I would have remembered the "Mart" except for you saying soldiers hung out there. The Mart was about a block away from old downtown? It was in existence in the mid 50's? Your husband, Gene (57), was with a group of junior high guys who were teasing several soldiers. In fact, I think it was Gene who was knocked down by one of them as the soldier said, "You with um ace?" The rest of us ran like scared rabbits. Up until that time I never knew that Jim Clemetson (57) could run. Jim was being chased by a soldier who was right on his tail as they went out of sight around a nearby grocery store. As they came into view on the other side, Jim had opened up a sizable lead on the guy who soon gave up and quit running. Jim was asked later how he could run that fast. He said something like, "You would too if the guy breathing down your neck said I'm gonna break every bone in your body when I catch you!" Howard Brandt was in on that episode and probably had a lot to do with why the situation developed. Anyone remember the ugly faces he could make? If I'm mistaken about Gene's participation in this story, please correct me. Oh the memories of junior high days! -Ray Loescher 57 ******************************************** >>From: Bill Hoyle (58) Congratulations to Dave Hanthorn ['63] for a fine piece about what the R2K really means. I have felt for many years that there was something special about our growing up experiences in Richland but thought I was a definite minority. The last few weeks of reading the memories of so many of you has made me even more aware of what we had! Here are a few of mine. My Dad came to Hanford as a Security Patrolman in 1943. My Mother and I followed shortly after and rode the train with several hundred army soldiers. We moved into a 2 room, tarpaper shack that you could see out of when the wind tore the tarpaper. After a few months we were allotted a prefab on Abbott St. When we moved in they were still putting in water and sewer pipe and the open ditch behind our house was just too tempting. Boy did I get my butt beat for getting into that little adventure. I was 5 at the time. While we were on Abbott, my Dad went hunting one day and came home with his hair and clothes all singed. On the way home, one of the Army Bombers stationed at Pasco crashed on take off and was burning. The guy who went with my Dad told us that Dad went into the wreckage and pulled one of the fliers out, but he was already dead. Going to the Bomber Bowl in 1949 [?] and seeing the "big guys" Don Fisher (50) and Jack Marrow playing for the Green and Gold and just knowing I would never be that big. Also throwing paper cups filled with the grit from the track at the snooty girls who wore those yellow sweaters and green skirts with the Bomber emblem on the front. Boy did I get my butt beat for that one also! I was 10 by then and still didn't know what caused the butt beatings! Playing little league baseball for Dawson- Richards across from Uptown for coach Mills Mueser. He didn't have any kids so he kind of adopted all of his ball players. I remember getting struck out by Jim Bobo ['57] with that blazing fast ball. Jim liked to hit a batter every once in a while just to keep everybody else loose. Big John Myers ['58] also played for Dawson-Richards and I saw him hit a home- run over the flagpole out beyond center field. I also remember some of the good looking girls who lived around the 500 block of Cottonwood: Annie Parker [57], Sunny Ogston [57], Mary Ogston [58] Missy Keeney [59] and Janet Wilgus [59]. The boys didn't count! I'll bet Bill Lattin [58] remembers them also. -Bill Hoyle ['58] ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) To Carol Bishop Horne (57): I remember the "Mart". It had everything from soup to nuts and then some. I remember my girlfriend and I rolled 2 cigarettes on a cigarette rolling machine and took them to the Mart to smoke. They were about 12 inches long (we didn't know to cut them). Neither of us knew how to smoke. However they were so long they wouldn't fit in the ashtray! We would take a puff and let the smoke trickle out of mouth. We thought we were so cool. Duh, how dumb can two girls be. lol To Mary Lee Lester Yarborough (58): Mary Lee, Do you know where MaryRita Rhode is now? Several people have asked me and have wondered why she isn't listed in our school annual. Let me know if you find out. Didn't she graduate with us? To Dave Hanthorn (63): You'll be able to put a face to me as I plan to attend that reunion. So glad you feel the way you do about Richland. It's a shame more people don't attend these reunions. It's usually the ones from out of town that do attend. Those who live right here in the area are the ones who don't come. Hard to understand. -Vera Smith Robbins (58) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Ray Gillette (49): Help Maren & I put a date and location to The Sagebrush Follies of 1946. The program had neither indicated. I would guess about April 1946 (by the C.C.Anderson's ad on the back cover for Mother's Day bracelets) and was probably held in the Community Center or Col- Hi Auditorium. To: Larry Mattingly (60): The Parkway was called the Greenway when it was just grass and sidewalks. -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Dave Hanthorn (63) Dave you said it so perfectly - this "real world" was a far cry from our little protected enclave in the desert. And, yes this site has really evoked the memories of growing up there. I'm just thinking that your sister was probably in our class. Didn't think Tom and I would attend the reunion, but now that I've been immersed in this wonderful "scene blocking" from the past, I'm sure we'll attend. To Barb Chandler (59) RE: Hi-Spot picture You are right - that is Diane Goodenow in the photo - don't think Shauna could go. Also in the photo where the chairs are in the fore, I think that is Penney Smith on the right and maybe Judy Reese in profile - and way right in the plaid, it looks like Ralph Benoliel (59) and David Jansen (59), in the leather jacket us at the table in front. Just some "possible" id's. Burton Pierard ('59,) thanks for the data mgmt. Wish there were more photos. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) To Carol Bishop Horne (57) I do remember the Mart as being a drug store with a soda fountain snack bar, later it became a department store, then was remodeled to be offices. It is across the street to the south from the federal building/post office. -Larry Houck (59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Would that be the SE Corner of Jadwin and Knight??? Hmmm... MAYBE the SW corner?? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jim Walton (60) To Larry Mattingly (60): The answer is --- The Greenway. Wouldn't it be nice to have the Parkway turned back into a Greenway with a park like atmosphere? Perfect for gatherings such as sidewalk sales, exhibits, small concerts, etc.!!! -Jim Walton (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner (61) RE: The Mart To Carol Bishop Horn (57): I remember The Mart because they sponsored a baseball team, and my older brother, Scotty (56), played for them. I think - but I'm not sure - it was located below the high school. -Jack Gardiner (61) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) I hate it when I'm stupid. Always have. One thing I remember my mother disliking at our house was flies. She was raised on a farm in Minnesota and had suffered with flies all her life. With me and a bunch of neighborhood kids running in and out all day the flies would have plenty of opportunity to enter the house. The first thing I remember her fighting them with was a small green cardboard tube. She attached one end to the ceiling with a thumbtack and pulled the other end of the tube down to create a spiraling strip of some material covered with glue. The insects landed on or flew into this glue and stuck. The next weapon I recall was the popular "Shell No-Pest Strip". This yellow slab of "something" was encased in an "attractive" golden cardboard sheath and hung from the ceiling. Not sure if they worked, but they were a lot more appealing to the eye than the wriggling legs from an insect stuck in glue. How does my stupidness come in? Well, the next piece of equipment was a fly trap. This really worked well. Set over a saucer of bait the flies could enter this conical device, but could not get back out. One day I came home from school and saw this apparatus in the corner of the kitchen. There were six or seven flies in it. I thought I would help out so I got the bug spray, sprayed, and killed the flies. The next day my mother "thanked" me for spraying her fly trap. She said since it had been sprayed the flies would no longer go near it. I hate it when I'm stupid. later, -denny damschen (62) ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) I was watching a "This Old House Classic" this weekend. They were touring a factory that manufactured what they called "the house of the future." At the factory, builders were putting together all the components for a house (walls, floor joists, trusses, etc.) and putting the components on a flatbed truck in the order that the builders would use them. That sounded sort of familiar to me. Maybe because the first house we lived in was a prefab. Weren't they built and hauled into town the same way?? "House of the future" -- well, in Richland, the future was a long time ago!! -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Ganz (68) Love this site even if I've just been a lurker till now. Regarding the bands, does anyone remember the Kingsman at the rink or the Boxtops at the gym in Pasco (what a shock for me, I thought they were a black band till I saw them). I grew up in West Richland and spent many hot summer days swimming at the sand dunes on the canal. Always had to watch for the skiers. That was on a long stretch with no road signs so it was used often. What a memory of the Daniel's boys restored model A (?) towing those pretty girls at about 20 miles mph. Speaking of swimming holes the tip of the old island by the golf course in west was a great skinny dipping spot and the now dry lake out by where the stock car track is now was another. That one was used to watch the submarine races a lot although it was pretty hard to convince most girls that you could submerge a boat in four feet of water. Thanks for the memories. Good job, Gary and Maren. -Terry Gantz (68) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) I never knew "Muscles" but I remember my dad telling me this story: Muscles was sitting at a softball tournament at Memorial Field down at Howard Amon Park {Riverside Park back then]. Some out of town guys in their Army uniforms were harassing Muscles pretty harshly. My dad and a couple of others were about to go put an end to it when Muscles stood up and turned around and said, "I might not be too smart but at least I'm not in the Army!" Needless to say the surrounding crowd roared with laughter and the offending idiots turned red a hurried out of there. -Brad Upton '74 ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Sheila Davis Galloway (71): My dear old old sister, Actually Jim House (63) did mention that he would stop by the old house on Tinkle. To quote Jim; "Visit the family next door that I hardly knew. Thank them for delivering the 72 championship." Uh, Sheila, that would be us! I would like to apologize for my sister's absentmindedness. She celebrated her 47th birthday yesterday and the mind is about as sharp as a pillow! We just try to keep her comfortable these days. -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) Might be the only one out here, but I'd love to hear how Richland got its name. Anyone know or have ideas? Someone at work heard me bragging about being a Bomber from Richland, and I couldn't tell her how my home town received its name. -Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/21/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers and 1 Bomber Dad today. Ken Ely (49), Dave Brusie (51), Dorothy Keys (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Dean Enderle (57), Mary Lee Lester (58), Burt Pierard (59), Janet Wilgus (59), John Northover (59), Darlene Minard (60), Mary Mike Hartnett (61), Paula Beardsley (62), Jim House (63), Betti Avant (69), Jacqueline Tallant (69), Stu Osborn (71), Anita Fravala (73), Greg Alley (73), Kim Lampton (74), Dave McAdie (79), Kim Edgar (79), Mr. Trent (Bomber Dad) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) When I was in high school ('45-'49), what you all call the Mart was known then as the "Cafeteria". It was about the only place in town to eat. It was our hang out after home games (especially basketball and football) where we consumed large quantities of French Fries with gravy. That may not sound very appetizing but at that time, it was the "only thing". I lived in the south of Richland and several of us played a lot of softball in a vacant lot on the corner of Comstock and Barth. Sonny (Muscles) lived south of Richland in an older home and he was always around. He told us his name was Sonny but some other kids had started calling him Muscles but he didn't like that so we always called him "Sonny". I left in '49, went to school, and joined the Air Force but whenever I came home and ran into Sonny, he always remembered me. I am glad that the entire town of Richland looked out for him. Sometimes during the summer, a group of us would "camp out" on one of our front lawns and go to the park in the middle of the night. We would climb the fence of the pool and have a grand time. Those escapades came to an end after we were caught and taken to the police station where our dads were called to get us. For Dick Roberts (49): I remember those parties in the darkened houses. For Ann Pearson (50): Do you still have my hat? I'll bet you have forgotten about that. -Ken Ely (49) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) RE: "Muscles" To all Bombers: If you ever met him you had a little bounce in your step after you talked to him, and if you never met him you missed something special. Muscles would stop at our house on the corner of Abbot Street and then Goethals, which I believe is Jadwin at the present time. On the way to the Yakima River on his bike, he would stop and ask to use the bathroom, and my Mom would feed him his lunch or snack, what ever the case. Richland was a special place for "Muscles", and many thanks to all who had and took the time for his well being. -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Keys Harding (52) Sorry I didn't know Connie Glass graduated from Richland High - I just assumed that it was Hanford because she lived in the north end of town. The request for Connie's whereabouts (and last name) is a birthday surprise for Deb as she has been wondering for so long about Connie and how to get find her. I've had several replies but have not found her yet. And by the way Deb's husband's name is Larry O'Neal. -Dorothy Keys Harding (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) RE: The Mart The mart was located in the existing building across the street from the post office now [SW corner of Knight and Jadwin?]. It now houses a floral shop, etc. businesses. If you pass by it, take a good look at the curved roof like they built in the war. The Mart was opened 24 hours a day every day and had a large cafeteria in the building. There were tables and booths, a new stand in the front of the building where my brother Alan (49) worked in high school. It was the hang out for the high school kids late at nite. I remember Dale Gier (48) talking about this at the Club40 reunion this past fall. The two places that the high school kids hung out were The Mart and the Downtown Thrifty Drug which was located down town where the Carmack Insurance company is now located. The area where the parking lot was a grass area and they would sit out there in the evenings in groups and just talk. At that time there were only two movie houses in Richland and so kids would go to the show and then sit out there on the lawn or go into to the drug store. The Thrifty Drugs were owned by Marvel Morgan and he had leased buildings downtown next to the Richland movie, Pennywise drug on Thayer Drive and a drug store over on Symons and Jadwin - the name of street has been changed now. He later built the Uptown Thrifty Drug which was next to Uptown movie. The Mart was always full with people who worked shift work on the Hanford project. For people who lived in the single person dorms, it was a place where they could get a lunch packed to go so it was busy. The soldiers who were stationed at Richland used it well and they were hanging around a lot as the bus stop was located across the street to catch a ride back to North Richland. I know my two brothers spent a lot of time in the late forties at the Mart. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle (57) To Tom Matthews (57) Nice to hear from you Tom, as far as the AOG thing goes, I wasn't afflicted by that so much as a case of two left feet, so did a lot of standing around at Hi-Spot pretending that I had more important things on my mind, Ha! Anyway it was a very different world in those days, so much innocence and naivety. Say hello to Walker Douglas for me and anyone else you may encounter from the class of 57. Not too many of us come up on this site. Maybe we are all scattered around the globe to far or just plain unaware of it. Did you ever find out if that was Dick Bresina from our class that you mentioned? Take care and see you on the Sandstorm in the future. -Dean Enderle (57) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lee Lester Yarborough (58) To Vera Smith Robbins (58) Mary Rita Rohde was at Marcus Whitman and Carmichael with us but moved to Kennewick in 8th or 9th grade. I believe I read where she was the nun responsible for getting Heritage College in Toppenish started and was the head of it at the beginning. -Mary Lee Lester Yarborough (58) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) Glad to see you've been scrutinizing the Hi-Spot site (considering the many, many hours Maren has spent constructing these historical sites) but not one to take credit when credit is not due, the club pictures were provided by Patsy Noble (61). My sole contribution was the Sagebrush Follies of 1946 program. Bombers forever, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Dave Trent (75) Re: How Richland got it's name - some interesting reads. There's this volume I picked up during a visit to the homestead entitled: "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs & Hanford 1805-1943" by Martha Berry Parker. In it she records: that W.R. Amon bought 500 acres from a fellow named Nelson Rich and Amon planned to divide the land into tracts, create a boat landing and establish a town. He decided a contest would be the best way to name the town and entries were drawn from a hat, the last one drawn was the winner and it was "Benton" submitted by Althea Rosencrance and that she chose that in honor of her father "Ben." This info. was reported in the paper the "Columbia Courier," April 21, 1905 Not to be the end of this, however, because the guvment stepped in: Benton was too close for postal officials as there would be confusion with the town of Bentsen in Pierce County, then the runner-up was chosen and that was "Richland." That name had postal approval - and they felt is represented the area which was said to have the "most fertile soil in the world." The change was made in Oct. 1905. (My, how sand changes things.) Ms. Parker does not report which of the twelve finalists in this contest entered the name Richland, however. [Cyndy Brooks Cowman (68) has scanned most of this book. -Maren Martha Berry Parker's Book] There are two schools of thought on this: that it was named for Nelson Rich, he spearheaded the formation of Benton County and was active in the government or because the town was located along the rich fertile soil of the lower Yakima. Well, I guess they both could be correct. (Credit for this info given to M.B. Parker, don't want any litigation involved in this Sandstorm entry.) Interesting to note that one of the successful industries of this early Richland town was the lumber business - Cascade Lumber Co. Here are some exerpts quoted from Parker's book: "Ten carloads of lumber were received at Relief (Vista) and hauled into Richland by Jack Clark who ran the Livery and Feed Stable across the street from the Lumber Co. Raddatz & Bremmer were building a Hotel Richland, with 20 rooms and all modern equipment. W.R. Lamb was the first postmaster and had the p.o. in his grocery store. Boxes and equipment were set up and patrons were served daily by boat from Kennewick.... River traffic was lively after the steamer Gerome came down from Wenatchee over Priest Rapids during high water in May of 1905." So Dave, that's more than you ever asked for, but it's ALL the info I have for you on the topic. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) j RE: Y2k Reunion activities In addition to the Y2K Reunion planned activities ... The Bomber Sock hop ... Bomber Snake Dance ... Bomber Alumni Basketball game ... I would like to recommend the following other activities Bomber Toss the 'Bomb' Contest Bomber Spudnut Horse Shoe Ring Toss Bomber Columbia River Water Skiing Exhibition Bomber Twist Top Wine Tasting Bomber Race to the Top of Flat Top [Oxygen available at finish line] Bomber Flume Swimming Races, sans suits Bomber Columbia River Submarine Identification Contest Bomber Parking Lot Beer Drinking Bomber Lagging for Quarters [and other coins] in the Bathrooms Bomber Uptown Le Mans Team Races Bomber Inner Tube Float Yakima River Race Bomber Sage Brush Toss Bomber Sleep In While Sleeping Out -John Northover (59) ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Minard Mortensen (60) When I went to high school, I worked at Don's Drive In. I really wanted to go to college and I knew I had to earn my way. After graduating, I attended BYU in Provo, Utah, where I graduated with a BS degree in Elementary Education. I married and moved to Mesa, Arizona, where I taught 2nd grade for a year. We moved to Blythe, CA where I lived for the next 15 years. I had eleven children (8 boys and 3 girls). After my last baby was born, we moved to Orem, Utah, where we live today. My children are all grown (my baby girl is a freshman at Ricks College). All of my children went on to college (one has a doctorate degree and two have masters degrees). One of the best memories I have of Richland is the quality of education we received there. While I was growing up, the schools and city were government owned. We had really good teachers and even had special art, music and PE teachers in grade school. I learned to appreciate that even more as I went out teaching and had to do all those things myself. The city sponsored dances on Friday or Saturday nights for younger children as well as older children. We learned to dance at an early age and enjoyed that activity throughout our school years. I can remember the younger children having dance instruction (square dancing) until it was time for the older kids to come. Then the younger children went into another room where films were shown. It was a great community effort to entertain its youth. I also fondly remember the Saturday morning movies at the Uptown Theatre. Those were the days! Richland was a great place to grow up. Bomber Cheers, -Darlene Minard Mortensen (60) Sacajawea, Orem Jr. High, Columbia High ******************************************** >>From: Mary Mike Hartnett Arbogast (61) RE: Greenway/Parkway To: Jim Walton (60) Very much agree with your idea, however let's not forget the Arts. Why not make this area for local artists for "Art Festivals", Book Fairs, etc. There should be Federal funds available - perhaps County and City as well. Good Luck if you try this project. Fondly, -Mary Mike Hartnett Arbogast (61) p.s. Jim, Sorry I'm not available to assist you physically. I live in Tucson, Arizona. Let me know if there is anything I could help with. Hope to touch base in June. -Mike ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) To Dave Trent (75) RE: Your inquiry about how Richland got its name. Quoting from "Long Road to Self Government" January 3, 1906 - The town name was changed from Benton to Richland according to records of the County Commissioners. A contest was held to decide the best name for the town. The prize won by Althea Rosencranz was the city lot where the Village Theatre now stands. For anyone interested, Dad still has a few of those books left. If you are interested in obtaining one, let me know. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) To Sheila Davis Galloway (71) I am sorry I did not respond before your little brother smacked you. Ray Stein (64) had already suggested we might schedule some time on Tinkle Street before the R2k event. It has been 20+ years since we whipped up on some guys in Houston, so we might need ten minutes together to fine tune our two-man game. I trust your "Bomber Mom" will come by for a visit. She will probably want to alert the neighbors that many of those backyard games went past midnight in the 60s. I hope those late night thump, thump, thumps and shouts of "balderdash, I missed a lay-up" did not keep you, Mike and the Bear awake. By the way, Sheila, is there a snack bar at Davis Memorial Court? To Mike Davis (74): If you think that question is too subtle for Sheila, please explain it to her off-line. See you in June. -Jim House (63) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: "Muscles" Another little story about "Muscles". Really the only story I recall about Muscles was when ever he would ride by on his bicycle my Mom would tell us to wave and say HI!! No one ever told us that he was any different than us (thank goodness for that as he was a great guy). A note to the Davis bunch on Tinkle: I remember when I was in grade school my dad put up a basketball hoop (10 feet up no less) and "Bear" used to come home with my brother, Howard and shoot some hoops. Their senior year RHS (class of '72) won the state championship with "Bear" as the big man in the middle and my brother as head manager. God rest their souls. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Jacqueline Tallant Rohlf (69) To Paul J Crowder Jr. (46) Are you related to the John Crowder who was married to Roxanne Clarke? She was the daughter of Jim & Mary Clarke of Richland. Just curious. My family was close to the Clarke's in the early years when I was growing up. I hadn't seen the name Crowder come up before. Sincerely, -Jacqueline Tallant Rohlf, class of "69" ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) To Dave Trent (75) You ask a fair question. How did Richland get it's name? After using "MSN Search", (besides finding out that there are Richland High Schools in Texas and Tennessee) I'm thinking I know the answer. The origin of the name, "Richland" probably came from our founders, the early settlers themselves who named our town intending to promote migration into the area by painting a mental picture of the "richness" of the soil and the potential for an honest income from the land, hence "Richland". What makes me believe I'm right? With my search, I came across a site: l. The Euro-American Resettlement of the Hanford Site link is where you'll read the most complete history of the settlement of the Hanford area that I think I've ever come across. Here's a couple of pertinent snippets that I believe will prove my point: "...the first Euro-American community on the Hanford Site was White Bluffs. The original townsite was established in the early 1860s on the east bank of the Columbia River. The ferry and river boat landing made the town an important point on the route to the mines in British Columbia. Much was expected of the new community." "So many settlers came to take up homestead claims in the White Bluffs area between 1892 and 1894 that there was little room for them on the east bank of the Columbia between the river and the bluffs, and most settled on the west bank opposite the original White Bluffs townsite. Settlement of Richland was boosted as a result of the Northern Pacific's promotions of the Kennewick neighborhood in the late 1880s/early 1890s and the coming of the Northern Pacific Railroad to the area surrounding the Hanford Site. The majority of new settlers were interested in farming, and their arrival hastened the transition of the regional economy to agriculture. During the years from 1906 to 1910, when Richland, White Bluffs, and Hanford were experiencing their greatest irrigation booms, promotions of the region were lavish. Photographer Asahel Curtis was hired by land companies, railroads, and commercial clubs during the height of the promotional boom in Eastern Washington, and his work illustrated many of the advertising brochures of the Hanford vicinity between 1906 - 1910. Curtis captured some of the most diverse and unique pictures of the irrigation and development boom in the Hanford Site area. Brochures and flyers were printed in the thousands and widely distributed. A 36-page booklet produced by the Richland Land Company (ca. 1909) described the area in glowing terms and stated that a man can, upon a ten-acre tract in this country, under irrigation, make a more independent living, and build up a better bank account, than upon a 160-acre farm in either the East or West, without irrigation (Parker 1986: 91). A similar brochure produced around the same time by the Columbia River Land Company characterized White Bluffs as The California of the Northwest (Parker986: 124)." About the bands, yes Mike Franco (70) the "Battle of the Bands" was my hangout. Even the ones held later at the Amphitheater area at the East end of Columbia Park drew me in during boat race week. Went to a few Pasco Armory concerts, Knight of Columbus dances and the Kingsmen at the Richland Roller Rink. Brad Wear (71) and Greg Alley (73), Sugarloaf ("Green-Eyed Lady") appeared at RHS Gym in the early 70's I think before it was renamed to Art Dawald Gym. Saw 'em. They left the lights on for the show. Years later, who could forget the ZZ Top debacle at Tri-City Raceways? If you were there, you couldn't. The drunk kids were laying all around. A drunken thug came at me with a broken bottle in his hand. That's when my friends showed a presence and the guy and his friends backed up and took off. And so did we. But warming up for ZZ Top were the fabulous REO Speedwagon well before their "High Infidelity" times, more like the "Ridin' The Storm Out" era. Great show! After the bad publicity though, another concert at the Raceways was a long time coming but I remember what it was. Head East played on a stage covered with a black tarp in the sweltering heat of mid August. And I was there. All for now... -Stu Osborn (71) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin (73) To: Steve McClung (73) What a sense of deja' vu when I read your post in the Sandstorm recently. Yes, I do remember the PayLess parking lot! I just recently told my daughter (age 24) that's where we used to hang out on Friday and Saturday nights - either there or at Zip's! She thought that was an awfully silly place to hang out. A lot she knew! And it seemed the entire Tri-Cities turned out for the hydro races. Being a local business owner, my uncle used to put up a two story scaffolding with a bird's eye view of the race course so we would always have a place to go without having to get there early and fighting for a spot. It's good to hear from someone from the class of '73! -Anita Fravala Griffin (73) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Mike Franco (70) I know I saw some famous band in the parking lot at Kortens in the uptown parking lot. No one has come up with any names. It was on the famous flatbed truck rocking in Richland. Any one remember when the Globetrotters came to Richland in the sixties and Satchel Paige was signing autographs? This is a reference to a great baseball player who did not play in the majors till later in his life because he was black and before Jackie Robinson's time. To Mike Davis (74) Even though you are the Lenny Bruce of our time, I still was not good enough or cool enough to grace the famous Davis outdoor parquet floor. It still haunts me forever. Just one game with a Bomber legend would have satisfied me for life on the court that spawned the likes of Jumbo Davis. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Lampton Kinder (74) Speaking of Ganzel's Barbershop, does anyone remember Otis Lowe (not sure of the spelling?) He was the janitor for the barbershop and lived in the basement. I remember going there in the 60's with my dad to get his hair cut, and at that time he seemed like he was 100 years old. In the early 70's we would invite him to come share Thanksgiving dinner with us and he was always a pleasure to visit with. He would put on his best, and I must admit, his sharpest suit (looked like a million bucks) for the event. I don't know if he had any family in the local area or not, but that may have been why it was such a special occasion for him. I hadn't thought of him in quite a long time. Thanks, -Kim Lampton Kinder (74) ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) RE: Gene Conley (48) So here I am reading through these emails I get sent to me at work through a subscription service. All of them except one are software and technology related - the "one" being Major League Baseball trivia of the day (because I am a huge baseball fan). Here is what I got today; ==================================== TODAY'S TRIVIA: DETOUR By Mark Scapicchio Gene Conley is the probably the only athlete to have played for an MLB (the 1957 Milwaukee Braves) and an NBA champion (the 59-61 Boston Celtics). He's also one of just two ballplayers to jump off his team's bus and attempt to steal away to Israel. During the 1962 season, Conley and Pumpsie Green (the Red Sox' first black ballplayer) left the Sox bus while stuck in a New York traffic jam, spent a couple of days drinking in a hotel room, and then headed for the promised land. But a fan/airport official spotted them and called the Sox, who were able to nab the players before they got on the plane (at least, that's the legend--details have always been sketchy). By the end of the next season, Conley and Green were out of the majors. ==================================== Let's see if Gene wants to add to the "legend" :) That's a great story........... -Dave McAdie (79) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) RE: R2K Reunion To All Current & Former Baton & Flag Twirlers Is there anyone that would be interested learning a routine for the R2K reunion? The performance will be either in the pre-game (basketball) or during the half time show. The current RHS Baton/Flag Twirler teacher, D’Lana Rae Russell (92) graciously offered to help us any way she can. I told D’Lana that we would need a quick and easy one to learn; we don't want to look too “Rusty”. I'm not sure how the logistics of this is going to work, but I'm trying to get an idea if we have enough people willing to perform. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions that would help, I’d love to hear it. Be a Sport, get involved and let this be the best Reunion ever. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Mr. Trent (Bomber Dad) To Dave Trent (75) I read a story about the early days of this area. The story goes that the richness of the soil here and the climate for raising crops. The crops all generally came to harvest two to three weeks early. so they Named the place Richland. There could bee more to the story but i cannot remember any more of it. Hope this helps. I took a picture of the Bomber trophy for you. When my film is developed i will send it on to you. Love dad. A Bomber Dad Four times over. -Mr. Trent (Bomber Dad) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/22/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts (49), Ken Ely (49), Ann Pearson (50), Grover Shegrud (56), Mike Bradley (56), Carol Bishop (57), Jim Russell (58), Marge Sutton (58), Larry Houck (59), Jane Walker (62), Marilyn Stewart (62), Robert Shipp (64), Linda McKnight (65), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Frank Hames (69), Jeff Curtis (69), Phil Jones (69), Sheila Davis (71), Jim Rice (75), Tami Lyons (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) To Lois McCrarey Trent (50): Why do I think I know you so well. My first thought was that you were a cheer leader with Dick Harris (49), Bev Wilkerson and I. Then I researched the '48 annual and it was Lois Clary. So if you're not Lois Clary then where, I wonder, is she? The last time I saw Bev Wilkerson was in Deadwood, SD where she had moved in 1948-49. My dad took a snap of us standing in front of some restaurant or bar and we were holding hands. It was so sweet! It would be nice to hear from her again too. Hi, Marilyn Richey (53): I do remember the nexus between the American Legion and Adrians and it is quite likely that I've been in there to quaff a brew or two, but for the life of me I do not remember the location. Thanks for the help. To Pat Brimhall (51): 10 boys and 6 girls? Are you sure? I can't believe you and Laurel Merkley could up with all of those names. Are you sure it wasn't 10 girls and 6 boys? That's the way we planned it anyway. Enjoy your vacation at Long Beach Peninsula. There was an article in the last Trailer Life magazine about the wonders there. Carol and I have been there a couple of times and the article was quite complimentary. Looking forward to your return and your response. In the meantime, chow down on those gooey ducks. To Ray Gillette (49): How do you remember that stuff about who the adults were that monitored the Hi Spot. You are uncanny, man! Carol and I are doing well and getting over involved in community activities but it keeps us young, I think. We thought we might get over your way this spring but too busy. Carol sends her hugs and smooches. -Dick "Richard" Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) The mention of Ganzel's Barber Shop recalls another memory. I was getting a haircut there early in Aug '45 and the barber told me about the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima with the news that it was being made at Hanford. Of course he was incorrect about that but at the time it was news. I remember the headline of the Richland Villager (I believe it was a special edition) "IT'S ATOMIC BOMBS". I wish I had kept a copy of that. Did anyone? -Ken Ely ('49) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) To Ken Ely '49 I remember all the memories that you and Marilyn Richey (53), Sandy Atwater (51), and others are mentioning about the Mart - what a place - it seemed so big back then - cavernous - must have been the domed roof - anyway the green rivers, and chocolate cokes etc., remain forever linked to my high school days - but don't remember the hat!! Jog my memory maybe the brain cells are still there!! I still have dreams of making the decisions of whether to walk downtown and catch a bus home, or just walk across the fields towards uptown and on home on Haines avenue. I also have vague memories of going to the Sacajawea gym to hear bands like Spike Jones, and the Ink Spots. This Sandstorm site has jogged so many memories - also the sneaking into the pool after hours - but since Sandy and I life guarded there we did have some inside info!! The water was so cold that I think it forever froze many memories which are just now beginning to thaw and come to surface!! We played softball down in that area, and tennis too. Seems like we spent alot of time "downtown". To Marilyn Richey (53): It is so good that you can tell us where things were and what they are now!! When we arrive for our 50th, maybe I can reorient myself. Last time I was there I was so shocked to find that my house was so close to downtown and next to uptown... in my memory we were a long way from downtown!!! Oh well maybe I had short legs since we walked everywhere - no cars for teenagers in my day!! -Ann Pearson Burrows '50 ******************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud (56) RE: Dick Bresina To Dean Enderle (57) I lived in Renton for a long time and one of my kids came home from school one day and told me his school counselor was a school mate of mine. And said I should have taught my kids better. That was Dick Bresina ok! There are Bombers watching everywhere! -Grover Shegrud (56) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley (56) RE: The Mart To Marilyn Richey (53): I think that my memory must be going. Is the Mart the same place as the Green Hut? I remember that as a cafeteria when my family first came to Richland. For some reason the Mart just does not ring a bell. Maybe it is because I lived up by the Uptown district. See you all in June!! -Mike Bradley (56) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) Good Morning, Another place to remember.. the dances I remember that they had down at Lewis and Clark school.... anyone remember? Especially "Oh Johnny Oh" and "Glow Little Glow Worm"... They must have been on Sat. nites.... really don't remember... Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) RE: Choosing the name of Richland I fear to think what the name of our city could have been by drawing the winner from a hat! Just think, we could have grown up in the town of "6 7/8." Maybe our teams could have been called the "Bonnets" instead of the Bombers. We would forever be apologizing that "size isn't everything." Oh, I guess some of us did! -Jim Russell (58) ******************************************** >>From: Marge Sutton Fernandez (58) To Paula Beardsley Glenn (62): Paula, I'm very much interested in getting one of the books, "Long Road to Self Government." I was born and raised in Richland and like all who respond to the Alumni remember well most of all the things written. During the years of high school, I worked as a cashier at the Uptown Theater. Mr. Black was at the door to take your tickets and Mr. Stiles was always around to watch us. My husband and I were to Richland this last summer, boy has it ever changed since I was last there. Though some things are still there, the Chinese restaurant in Uptown Richland is where my husband proposed to me. We now have forty years and lots of good memories of Richland. We are hoping to make it to the reunion, but will have to wait awhile to see if we will be able to. Please let me know about the cost of the book and the shipping charges, I really want one, as it will help me in my research of my family who were all from that area. -Marge Sutton Fernandez (58) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) To all Bombers and any one else: I saw today (21 Jan) the mention of Mrs. M B. Parker's book and I have the privilege of knowing her and her husband whom I worked with for several years before he retired. Mr. E.D. Parker died this past monday (17 Jan). The story of how Richland got it's name is correct from her book and I saw that others had reference to the book also. -Larry Houck (59) ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill (62) RE: Monetary Support To All Who Enjoy this 'Sandstorm Online' Here we are at the beginning of another year. Due to the time, talent and thoughtfulness of Maren, each morning, regular as clockwork, we are greeted with 'news and correspondence' from Alumni of the greatest high school in the nation. I just put a check in the mail to help with expenses.... If you can send Maren a few dollars, I will provide her snail mail address, or you can contact her directly. -Jane Walker Hill ('62) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Stewart Stephenson (62) To: Darlene Minard (60): Hi Darlene, It has been ages since I have seen you. I have been trying to find Kitty for the past few years, I lost track of her but think she is living up by Yelm somewhere. Can you get in touch with her or let me know where she is so I can get in touch with her. Have so much to gossip about with her. -Marilyn Stewart Stephenson (62) ******************************************** >>From: Robert Shipp (64) To David Brusie (51): Was Vera Brusie your mother? My sister and I took piano lessons from her in the late 50's and early 60's. She used to get a ride to Richland from her home in Kennewick, then walk all over town going to her students' homes to give the lessons. If I remember correctly, she only charged $1 for a half-hour lesson. (The going rate from other teachers was around $5, and you had to go to their house.) I think I also remember her talking about her son, David. She was really a great lady. She made playing the piano fun, not a chore like it was with my former teachers. I know she passed away quite a few years ago, but I thought you'd like to know at least one fellow Bomber remembers her with great affection. Does anyone else out there remember her? -Robert Shipp ('64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) Hi Maren No one has mentioned seeing Louis Armstrong. He and his band played in the new gym, but I don't remember the year. My Mom and I went. It was great. -Linda McKnight (65) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) Re: Discussions about the CUP Fruitcake My wonderful, highly organized mother has located the original recipe and passed it on to me. I have both the original 60# recipe and one that is cut down to 10#. (She says that is not as much as it sounds like.) I am willing to copy and mail these recipes to anyone who is interested or if there is enough interest, I will pass them on to Maren for posting on the web page. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames (69) I remember many nights at the roller rink watching bands. Being a young musician, I found it fascinating to see traveling groups. I remember seeing The Sonics, The Kingsman, Don and The Goodtimes (from Portland) Marrilee and The Turnabouts. I also remember seeing Them with Van Morrisson, The Righteous Brothers and Paul Revere at the 'Ol rink. When I finally got to play there, (with The Pastels) I recall the dressing room being a pretty nasty place but I was thrilled to be there. I also remember playing at Adrean's on GWWay for a short while. It was quite an eye opener for a young guy. -Frank Hames 69 ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis (69) RE: Bands and Dances Every Friday and Saturday in the late 60's there were teen dances somewhere in the TCs. I lived at them. If I wasn't actually playing at one (yes, I was in several bands myself) or helping whoever was playing with setting up equipment, I was in the throng checking out the scene. "Check out that amp"..... "What a cool guitar"..... "These guys suck". Ah yes, its all coming back. There were several regular hot spots for live teen bands not the least of which was the Richland Community House. Every Friday night for a buck you could go see a different live band, dance the night away and try to hook up with one of the opposite gender. For a single dollar. Now that's value. An organization of loosely associated teens with a couple of adult advisors called Richland Teen Action (RTA) did all the leg work for these events. The city provided the Community House free of charge but the bands and an unlucky off duty cop hired to provide security had to be paid from the proceeds. The dances were held in either the Rec Room at the South end of the building or the Ballroom at the North side. Eventually the city let us "decorate" the Ballroom. Big mistake. We painted the whole place flat black and did a bunch of day-glow "art" (and I use the term loosely) on the walls. I still remember a giant Yellow Submarine on the back wall that glowed without mercy under the glare of all of the black lights in the place (did I mention the black lights?) There were what seemed like an inexhaustible supply of teen bands. The Battle of the Bands at the Col-Hi gym mentioned by others in the Sandstorm enticed over 50 bands from all over the state. I remember sitting in the bleachers for several hours while they all did two or three tunes. I think a national act called the Talismen played their new release called "Take a Walk" or something to start things off. But the real entertainment was provided by watching the incredible variety of groups present. It's still hard to believe that there were so many kids in bands then. Every kid that got a guitar from his folks for Christmas had a band. But there were several that persisted and now come to mind: The Pastels from Pasco were one of the first "big" TCs bands. They actually wrote and recorded their own material. I bought my first real guitar from their bass player Ron Jones who taught guitar at Harris-Morgan and was the drum major for the Pasco HS Band. The incredibly talented Frank Hames (RHS 69) played keyboards with them and they always provided a solid performance. Their signature trademark was that they each wore different pastel colored Beatle boots. It was cool at the time but I dare any of them to try that now. Greg Reiten (RHS 69) had the first live rock band I ever saw. He volunteered his band, The Esquires, to play at our 8th grade party at Chief Jo. My only personal experience with live performance was a single appearance on Teen-Time (KEPR) playing a riveting rendition of "Little Brown Jug" on my accordion. Needless to say, my perception of performing at that stage of my life was that it basically buried any chance of being considered popular or even socially acceptable. So I couldn't imagine a worse fate than to play and sing in front of my 8th grade classmates. Yet Greg actually volunteered to get on stage and ruin his social life. Well, surprise surprise, he and his band tore it up in the commons between the wings behind the school that day and forever changed the way I thought about performing. You didn't HAVE to play "Lady of Spain" on a squeeze box and Myron Floren wasn't necessarily the only musical role model. John Beirlien played drums with Greg for many years and Greg ALWAYS had a band. After the Esquires he formed bands such as Flesh, The Parrots and Grandaff - which I think was a misspelled attempt at the name of the wizard in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Morning After was a perpetual also - ran during that period. Dave Nelson (68), Ron Brightman (68), Greg Oberg (68) and Mark Paulson (68) always gave it their best shot but never seemed to get the respect they sought. When big, big, big amplifiers were the rage. Those guys built their own speaker cabinets instead of shelling out the dough for real ones. They made 'em big. They made 'em black. But they only put one little speaker in each. From the dance floor you saw an impressive "wall of sound". But then they started playing and it actually sounded more like a "small screen door of sound". Oh well, their hearts were in the right place even if their wallets weren't. But of all the bands before or since from the TCs, The Isle of Five had to be one of the very best. Again populated mostly by members of the RHS class of '68, they had amazing talent, ability, taste and top of the line equipment. Lynn Stanfield had one of the first Hammond B-3 organs in the area and with two Leslie tone cabinets miked through two powerful amps he could blast the windows out of the place when he hit that opening seventh chord in "Gimme Some Lovin'". They did a lot of Young Rascals material when that band was first hitting the charts and they could do all the vocals as well as the instrument parts perfectly. Robert Magula played drums and like his counterpart in the Rascals, Dino Dinelli, he sat real low and is still one of the most solid drummers I've ever seen. He put everything into a performance and was literally soaked in sweat when the night was over. He used to tear up cymbals like crazy too, cracking them around the edges and drilling holes at the end of each split to try and stop their progress. This was only marginally effective and he spent a lot of money on hardware. Tom Peashka had a crystal clear, perfect tenor voice, could sight read charts and played bass like no one else in town. He was also known to show up at gigs in costume. I remember once he dressed as a cowboy complete with chaps and cap guns and another time in a mini skirt with his hair teased. These guys were hot. I used to go over to Lynn Stanfield's house after school just to watch them practice. I heard Jimi Hendrix. Steppenwolf and Procol Harem for the first time over there. But there were lots more bands back then and you always had a place to go on the weekend to hear live music. Besides the Community House dances, the Richland Roller Rink had the "big" named bands. Paul Revere, Marilee Rush and the Turnabouts, The Bards, The Bumps, The Springfield Rifle (I still see their lead singer, Jeff Afden, jogging at Greenlake occasionally), The Wailers, the Sonics and many many more. Pop into Ernie's Rack & Que for a quick round of pool, head next door to the rink for the dance and then top the evening off with a toule of Zips and a Zips Special double cheeseburger and you had a great Saturday night. In later years the teen dance venue seemed to dry up and most live music was only available at taverns and bars for the over 21 crowd. But during the 60s there were lots of bands and lots of venues to fill your weekend evenings. The RTA dances, CYO (Christ the King and St. Pat's) dances. Richland Roller Rink, Kennewick Teen Center, High School mixers etc. with the likes of the Pastels, The Isle of Five, The Shee, Jerkwater, The Parrotts, Mind Museum, Dog Years (which we always sounded like Dog Ears to me), The Dirge and lots more provided some of the fondest memories of my teen years in the Tri Cities. Jeff Curtis (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Marilyn Richey 53: I didn't know that the Mart had been on the SW corner of Jadwin and Knight. That building has certainly contained it's share of businesses. My dad worked for Roy Davis Furniture in that location. I believe Roy moved his store from the Uptown, where it had been Pliss-Davis, to that location. Later, when I was in high school, it was Crossroad Interiors. I worked delivering furniture, while in high school, for Bill Ziegler, the owner. I would frequently need help and get by buddies hired on too. One summer, I got Mike Harty (69) hired to deliver furniture with me. Mike's first day was great. We had to move some giant china hutch out of the store. It was too big to move around much and it was in the front window, so we decided to move it through the front door. I instructed Mike (I thought I was the boss) to back the truck around to the front door. It never occurred to me that he wasn't familiar with the big moving truck or the premises. The next sound we heard was the sound of sheet metal ripping and the building shaking. Seems Mike had failed to account for the height of the truck in relation to the clearance of the roof. He did some pretty cool damage on his very first day. As I remember, Bill Ziegler was very understanding but Mike felt awful. The south end of the building has had lots of businesses. Where "Sirs" Hair Salon (Barbershop to me) is (was?) I remember Clair Young having a lunch place (after this Bowling Alley cafe and before "My Place", I think, on Lee between A&W and Zip's.) It was a doughnut shop once too. To Dave McAdie (79): The quotes from the trivia contest about Gene Conley (48), are correct as far as I can tell. I also got confirmation on the Israel story a few years back. While I was in Utah, I became friends with the Utah Jazz coach, Frank Layden, and the announcer, Hot-Rod Hundley. Hot-Rod had once been a first round pick of the Lakers and had been around the NBA forever. Still is. I once mentioned Gene Conley to Hot-Rod and the fact that Gene's Mom lived next door to my parents (on Turner street). I had met and played golf with Gene. Hot-Rod reported to me what a character Gene was considered in the pro ranks. He than told me the very same story about Gene and Pumpsie Green getting hammered and planning on flying to Israel. If this story isn't true, it's a great enough story that it still lives in the NBA. Billye, have any knowledge of this one? -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway (71) To Jim House (63) Re: The Davis Memorial Court "Snack Bar" Jim, I am sorry to say that there was a time when snacks would of been available for anyone gracing the court on Tinkle Street, but now due to my "little" brother I am unable to keep snacks. My poor dear children used to be able to come home from school with friends for a cookie and pop, but not with Mike around, everything is gone. You know what they say "Mikey will eat anything"... Well maybe for you Jim, Mom could sneak something over without Mike knowing it........ See ya this summer. -Sheila Davis Galloway (71) P.S. Mike, Dad has duct tape if you need your pants hemmed again...... ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) RE: Jim House (63)'s R2K itinerary (in response to Bryan Reed 88) Wow, you almost made me cry too. Washington, D.C. (where I live now) is a long way from Richland, so I've been unsure about whether I'm going to make the trip for R2K. But your note went a long way toward convincing me. (I like Bryan's volleyball idea. But drumming??? Hmmmm.) -Jim Rice (75) ******************************************** >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians (76) To Ken Ely (49): You mentioned having french fries with gravy and it brought back memories of weekend late nights at the bowling alley cafe where we used to go when every place else was closed. (Was it called "Atomic Lanes"?) They had the best french fries and gravy. (mmmm... love that comfort food.) -Tami Lyons Zirians (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/23/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts (49), Ray Gillette (49), Shirley Watts (49), Lois McCrarey (50), Marilyn Richey (53), Carol Bishop (57), Frank Osgard (63WB), Carol converse (64), Gary Behymer (64), Jo Miles (64), Kipp Quinlan (64), Myra Weihermiller (67), Pam Pyle (69), Brad Wear (71), Merianne Robertson (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) To Sandra Atwater (51) I think the cocktail lounge in the back of the Mart was called the Evergreen Room. Jack Smith played the lounge piano there. There was also a jazz guitarist. Can't remember his name but I thought he was a great player. Jack sort of reminds me of Hoagy Carmichael. and a great jazz pianist. They were hip and cool musicians in those days. Jerry Cawdrey may have played there on occasion. -Dick Roberts (49) [Hey!! I think I used to babysit Jack Smith's kids sometimes when he was working. Did he live on Perkins in an "A" house??? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) To Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) The reason I can remember (some) a few of the names from 50 some years ago maybe is that I didn't quaff as many beers as you during those years. I even hear (first hand) that you have your own beer making equipment which is still in use. But if the truth were told, I did do my share of quaffing. -Ray Gillette (49) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) Yes, we used to call the Mart the Cafeteria... and that was where most of my friends went after ball games. I remember buying one bag of french fries for 15 cents and all of us (generally 4) would sit for a goodly length of time munching on the one bag. They sure didn't make much money off us. Later on (after high school), I used to date a boy from Germany who liked to waltz. Our favorite place to go was the cocktail room in the back of the Cafeteria (the organist also loved waltzes) and we would dance the night away. I always wore a full skirt. There was nothing like waltzing in a full skirt with most of the floor left to us. That is definitely a fun memory. -Shirley Watts James (49) ******************************************** >>From: Lois McCrarey Trent (50) Dick Roberts[49] I don't think we've ever met. I worked at Castleberry's Drugstore and a lot of 48 and 49 Class year graduates would come in and spent hours listening to the Juke Box [Slow Boat to China] after about an hour of hearing it, I wished they were all on a Slow Boat to somewhere. Other than that, my last name was sometime confused with McClary, as in Bev. McClary, she was very involved in all aspects of school functions, [too many to list here] Good Luck connecting with the other parties you're seeking. -Lois McCrarey Trent [50] ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Dick Roberts(49) Do any of you who went to school remember when my brother, Alan(49) had his little car that he and Earl Skow (50) painted green and gold and had the mushroom and RHS on it. It was so cute and who have and should have stayed as a mascot for the school. It was a little 1930 Chev coupe and he painted in auto shop half green and half gold right down the middle. Earl Skow was very talented in art and put on the designs on it. It was always in the homecoming parade representing the letterman's club. I have asked him to find one of the pictures so we can put it on the news for people to see it. It looked like a professional had painted it. They worked on it for about a month before giving it's final coat of paint. As he was going to graduate, he went and painted it black one day and he is sorry he did that now. I wished it could have been maintained by such as the letterman group. I know you were a cheerleader Dick with my future sister in law Bev McCleary at that time. I saw you at the reunion last year PASCO NAVY BASE INDOOR POOL How many of you remember going to the navy indoor pool in pasco during the 40's and 50's. This was a training pool used to training navy personnel stationed at Pasco during the war and a few years after til closure. This was a large indoor pool that the city took over and opened it up to the public. The students from all three towns really used it especially in the winter months. It was heated and out in the middle was a rope hanging from a platform about ten feet in the air. If you could climb up the rope then you could dive or jump off the platform. There were alot of swimming parties that took place at the pool. When they turned the navy base as the first home of Columbia Basin College, then they got rid of a wonderful place to spend time with your friends. Too bad there isn't something like that now, especially since the city of Richland has closed the city pool due to the cut budget. They are saving some money but the kids, swim teams, school teams now have no place to swim unless you belong to a club. That pool was initially built with everybody on the Hanford project giving a day's pay or working on it. Maybe that should be project of the alumni of RHS to raise the money to keep this pool alive for this city. Maybe the Bomber Booster Club could get involved in this project. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) Hi Mike Bradley... The Green Hut is where Densow Drugstore is on Wright Ave.... I went there every day of my life when I lived at home.... it was a cafe.... I just lived over on Cedar Ave... had vanilla cokes... -Carol Bishop Horne ... class of 57 ps... forgot to say... it is no longer there... used vacuum there now.... ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63Woulda Been) Gettin' pumped, I'yam (that's how Popeye would have said it), about this Y2R thing. But I do have a few questions. 1. What's the dress? Does each class have a separate look? Like the "No Hope Class of '62" in their sweat pants with fanny packs and contrasting pastel BanLon shirts. Or the "White socks Class of '64" in high water polyester pants, their signature socks and b'b'b'brown wingtips. I haven't been back since my white shoes, white belt and big collar fiasco in '73. I'm a team player, but I don't want to be too conspicuous. 2. What about the music at the dances. I watched that John Travolta movie, with him as an Angel, and have been practicing that really bitchin' dance that he does in the tavern. I'm getting better, but it won't play all that well if they're spinning Chuck Berry and the Sharell's in the Girl's Gym. I've tried to adapt it, but the only fifties tunes I've got to practice with is Richard Simmons "Sweating to the Oldies". I have a hard time doing my "Angel" thing and at the same time visualizing a guy with big hair, a muscle shirt and striped short shorts. Senora Frank really digs him. She's not a Bomber, but is looking forward to the drive up and spending a couple of days finding out which part of my stories are true. 3. HOw about some some Drags in the Junior Parking Lot? Would be pretty cool to see some "Grocery Getter Van" trying to get some "scratch" off the line. Red line that Dodge, and then drop it into gear, RummmmRummmmRummm, KaKUNK, BANG, "Hello Triple A". Cecil Howard or Jim Stull could set them up, assuming they've graduated by now. 4. In planning the activities, has the committee taken into consideration the "Early Bird Specials" at Sharri's? There are probably some folks who won't want to give up that buck savings, at the expense of possibly enjoying themselves. 5. Has there been any thought about an amnesty program "Ala Jimmy Carter" for attendees with library fines, shop bills, ding notices for writing in their Spanish books ("In case of fire, throw this in first" or "In case of famine, eat this book it's full of baloney") and other encumbrances. I don't need no stinkin' warrant served on me at the game. I'll let you know when I think of something else -Frank ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I found an old newspaper article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, dated Wednesday, August 15, 1945: PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES: JAP NATION SURRENDERS. It was a war extra edition. Also have one from The Villager, dated Tuesday, August 14, 1945: PEACE! Our Bomb Clinched It! -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) Thoughts and Pieces... Re: Bands and Dances To Jeff Curtis (69) Do you remember Tommy Sparks who played lead guitar for Magic Fern? He grew up in Richland. Don't know if he graduated from there... He did the one Magic Fern LP + some country western sounds. Magic Fern opened for the Greatful Dead in Seattle in the late 60s. ***** Suggestions would include contacting the Richland Chamber of Commerce + individually contacting ALL Richland businesses. This would be for a number of reasons. Prizes... monies... maybe they want to do 'Crazy Days', if there is one, at the same time? Efforts being made to inform/find many of our teachers? There should be some 'free' advertising at radio stations, newspaper etc. How about a contact person for an 'ALL RICHLAND GARAGE SALE'. That will involve the whole community. Someone would be the contact and make a map to show where all of the sales would be. Is there no end to what could be done. I would also suggest that when the fund is/was set up that you allow those of us away from the 'Atomic City' to participate (;-) -Gary Behymer, Class of 1964 ******************************************** >>From: Jo Miles (64) RE: Origin of the name "Richland" In 1892 Nelson Rich and a partner formed the Benton Land and Water Company, and dug a canal in order to irrigate the land for farming. In 1905 Mr. Rich, who was a representative of Yakima County to the state legislature, pushed through a bill forming Benton County out of the eastern portions of Yakima and Klickitat counties. The town of Richland was named in Nelson Rich's honor. -Jo Miles '64 ******************************************** >>From: Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) TO: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) You wrote in 'How Richland Got Its Name' that Amon bought the land from Nelson Rich. How many of you remember 'Nelson's Lake' and Nelson's Island? The lake disappeared after they built McNary - too bad 'cause it was a wonderful place for swimming in summer and ice skating in the winter and there were little islands all through it. Nelson's Island, however, is still there - across from the end of Newcomer - although they may have changed its name. In the early 50's they used to raise hay out there and deer and coyotes would come up from the river and cut across our lawns. There was a grape vineyard, a plum orchard, and asparagus field down there, with the most wonderful cherry orchard in the world north of Newcomer between Davison and Harris. How nice of you to awaken such nice memories. Thank you. -Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Myra Weihermiller Bake (67) Date: Sat Jan 22 15:01:08 2000 old neighbors It was interesting to read some comments from a couple of old neighbors of mine. Linus Toland: did I really beat you up???? I sure don't remember doing that. Was I mad at you or was it just a weird way of showing you that I liked you? I remember your family had the coolest names. And Dick Pierce: I had no idea that you were such a hooligan, but it is interesting to know that walking in backwards to a theatre really works for getting in free. I remember playing tag football in your front lawn and that you had raccoons caged in your backyard. Strange pets. -Myra Weihermiller Bake (67) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) Greetings to all of Bomberville: Among the MANY things I love about this website is that fact that it continues to provide an apparently endless avenue for reunion with folks NONE of us would likely have seen or heard from again were it not for its existence. Another such reunion has recently occurred in my life, thereby providing the fodder for the daunting challenge I'm about to issue each of you. My cousin, a Bomber who shall remain nameless until he finally finds the nerve to crawl out from under that safe little rock under which he currently lurks (that's right, Buddy, the gauntlet's down!), recently sent me the FIRST EVER correspondence I've received from him in our adult lives. In it, he shared that, while daily perusing the Sandstorm from his anonymous little haven, he has often mused about the possible "ambush" of a former third grade classmate with news that the classic Valentine message (remember what YOU thought of members of the opposite gender in the third grade?!) she inscribed became and remains one of his favorite possessions of days gone by. Ready for the challenge, Bomberville? All right then, let's HEAR it: as Valentine's Day approaches, shall we all indulge in a little reminiscing about those early Valentine "loves?" Come on now. No cheating, and no HIDING. And yes, the writer IS up to the challenge. Two come to mind. The "first love" was in the first grade, at Lewis & Clark. His name was Charles ("Chuckie" to me) Parker. The Parkers lived on the then MOST southern street in town - Abbott. About six loooong blocks from our place over on Armistead. Ah, but Chuckie and I "made it happen" with the TELEPHONE. Our daily conversations, which took place after he walked me home and then raced to beat his big sister to the phone at his place, sounded something like this: "Do you love me?" "What do YOU think?" "I don't know." "Can you GUESS?" "No." "Tell me." infinitum, ad nauseum. About fifteen minutes of this, and my mother's intervention was inevitable. The Parkers moved away a year or two later. Have NO idea where (THANK GOD). Obviously "on the rebound," I selected as the object of a loooong (about three years, I think) and absolutely unrequited affection that adorable, wonderful, all-around-good-guy, Philip Jones! Yes, that Wonder-Boy-of-Baseball, Phil Jones ('69). Now, although the Phil Jones we all know and love TODAY demonstrates ONLY that he has become a WELL-ROUNDED, MULTI- FACETED PERSONA, the guy had absolutely NO time for anything but BASEBALL (or anything else featuring a ball and a stick of one sort or another) in those days. For this, I must admit a sense of gratitude, since a good deal of my current sports knowledge was gleaned from those days, when the best attention a girl could hope for from Phil was an unending conversation on the subject he loved most. (This knowledge has served me well, especially in business, although I STILL HATE BASEBALL!) And, if an obnoxious (who, ME?) girl demonstrated - by her CONSTANTLY ANNOYING CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR - a desire for anything more from this guy, then she got just what she deserved - a stab in the knee with a pencil! Yup, left knee... The lead mark is still visible. (Don't let it go to your head, Mister. You're STILL an all-around-good- guy--so THERE!) Now, you ask, of what POSSIBLE significance are these sentimental little trips down the lover's' lane in Old Bomberville? After all, we change so much as we grow up and continue our journeys... don't we? I'd stick around to ponder this at greater length, but it's time for me to chase Charles (my husband) off the remote; good God, isn't there ANYTHING on that TV but sports?! -Pam Jewett-Bullock (nee Pyle '69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Jeff Curtis '69: Jeff, What a writeup on the TC's music scene of the late 60's and early 70's. The names really bring back a lot of memories. Lynn Stanfield what a performer. I talked to John Bierlein's father not to long ago and he said John still plays drums on a semi regular basis. He was one of the premiere drummers in the area. I can't remember who he learned from but he only had one arm. (Maybe that's where ICP got the lyric for their song.) As those groups from the 60's moved on the group with Bob Dana, Terry Delsing, Max Rees, and Mikle Land kinda took over the scene for a while. As well as the group Gary Harmon drummed for. It would be interesting to see what style of music the groups play now in high school. The CYO, mixers, and Community Center dances were great, I can definitely remember hoping certain women would show up, and you had to time it to be stylishly late.. The bands at CBC, WSU, and "Rathskellers" in Moscow Id. used to put on some great shows as well, but that's a whole different story. Nice work Jeff. -Brad Wear '71 ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Merianne Robertson (87) Date: Fri Jan 21 22:41:04 2000 I have a new email address. I am looking forward to the all school reunion. I hope to see you there. -Merianne Robertson Maloney (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/24/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely (49), Ann Pearson (50), Sandra Atwater (51), Hugh Hinson (52)*, Ken Webster (55), Loren Holden (57), Barbara Chandler (59), Larry Mattingly (60), Don Panther (62), Donna Bowers (63)*, David Rivers (65), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Patty Eckert (68)*, Bill Henniger (69), Marsha Jepsen (73), Mike Lemler (72), Steve McClung (73), Cheryl Osborn (75)*, Amanda Hitt (86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) To Marliyn Richey (53) I remember Alan's green & gold car very well. He and Earl did an outstanding job painting that car. It was always the highlight any time it appeared in any event. To Ann Pearson (50) The hat incident was so trivial, no wonder you had forgotten it. It only came to my attention when I happened to look through my '49 Annual and saw that you had written, "I still have your hat." Then I remembered that I had a white stocking cap with two green and gold stripes that I loaned to you for some obscure reason. -Ken Ely ('49) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) Marilyn Richey (53) Well I know that Sandy Atwater (51) is going to add to this but ... Sandy and I were lifeguards at the Indoor Navy Pool in Pasco with more tales than anyone cares to hear. However our major accomplishment was to rescue everyone in the pool on the day that the clorinator broke and filled the area with chorine -Sandy and I were taken to the hospital with chlorine gas poisoning - I remember coming to and seeing a nun standing over me and you can imagine where I thought I was! Great times there and definitely a time that I proved to myself that I could do more than I ever dreamed possible - like passing the Navy water survival training (i.e. swimming under burning water after being dumped into the water in a "delbert dumpster". and swimming a mile fully dressed - after that mile was the first time I ever floated without sinking - think I even went to sleep!) Go ahead Sandy and add to this - or correct!! -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) I remember the Pasco Navy Base Pool very well! While the Navy was still there a PE teacher of one of the grade schools would rent a bus on one school night and take a bus full of kids to the pool and we would take the swimming tests that the Navy men had to take. The one I remember the best was the one we had to swim so far with all of our clothes on. After the Navy left, a man rented it to use for the public. Ann Pearson (50) and I life guarded there. Ann and I would come early to work and then swim because we wouldn't get the chance after the pool opened. One time Ann and I were out in the middle of the pool and swam to get out and there was this rusty looking stuff coming out of the side and soon learned it was coming out on all of the sides of the pool. We had to swim through it and Ann went to the ladies dressing room and passed out and I told the pool manager what was happening and I ran outside. It was the chlorine. Ended up taking Ann to the hospital and me home. the manager let Ann and I have an after hour swim party, girls, only --- fun! Remember the chocolate mint milk shakes, Ann? Are you also writing about the pool? You should! -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** [NOTE: This entry came in 1/15/00. Thanks to Richard Anderson (60) for finding the omission. Bomber Apologies for the delay. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To Carol Bishop Horne (57) Hi Carol, Yea I remember the Hi Spot. We did a lot of dancing and wooing at that place during my High School Days. All my buddies went there and it was a lot of fun. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To: Marilyn Richey (53) I do remember Alan's and Skows paint job on the car. It was really neat. Do you remember the 36 Ford my brother Dave and I bought when he was a senior and I was a junior? I got to tell you a story. When Dave left for college I was in charge of the car. Bob Miller, Ron Snow, Mac Richardson, Bill Zilar and Ray Hubbard used to hang out in the auto and we would cruise all over town. Well one day one of the guys said, "You know, it would be nice if we had a bottle opener in the car so we could open our bottles when we wanted to." Well, with my super mechanic talents I found a coke opener. The kind you see on the side of a coke machine. I proceeded to screw it to the dashboard. One day we were driving around and Miller said, "Hey do you guys smell gas?" Everyone did smell it and low and behold it was coming out the dashboard. The reason was that the dashboard was the gas tank for the car. I had to pay for it to be fixed and I have taken the red a...... all these years. Did we have fun in those days or what?? -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Webster (55) RE: Swimming pool in Pasco... To Marilyn Ritchey (53) Marilyn.. I have appreciated your memory of events and places over the past several months. I have a vivid memory of the swimming pool in Pasco across the highway from the train yards and adjacent to the airstrip. It was called the PASSPORT PLUNGE, and would accommodate a large number of people. I never was able to climb the rope all the way to the top but did manage to get close a few times. I can almost smell the chlorine as I think about the pool. Where are all the other class of 55 cyberkids? Carol Hollingsworth is a regular and Dave Forrest occasionally contributes. I was delighted to get Fred Suckows e-mail this past month. Hope to see you at the y2k reunion. -Ken Webster (55) ******************************************** >>From: Loron Holden (57) RE: Random Memories: (Winter) I can’t remember how many pairs of gloves were left on the bumper or cars and city busses as we "hookeybobed" around the city when the streets were frozen, or explaining why I lost my sled as it vanished down the street with the rope looped around a bumper guard of some unsuspecting car, great fun. I remember the taste of baked potatoes fresh out of the bonfire at the skating rink next to the cemetery that the fire department made for us. Riding garbage can lids down the hill at the high school and how cold the ditch was at the bottom. Seeing the Ice Flow on the snake river being blown up to save the river bridge. Ice Skating in the ponds near the river, even being towed at the end of a rope behind someone's old Model A. (Bumpy Ice) The great snowball wars in our neighborhood (Jadwin), yes, John Meyers (58) had a great arm at an early age. I don't think I ever really liked "snow ice cream". I do remember Richland and I agree, what a great place to grow up!!! It's fun to see the Sandstorm at work and everyone sharing such a unique situation as growing up under the Mushroom Cloud in Richland. Keep it up Richland Bombers, all of you are special. Why winter things? Sunny day here in Tampa, Florida. -Loron Holden (57) ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Chandler (59) To Janet Wilgus (59): It is so nice hearing from you on the these pages. I love reading all about everyone's perceptions of growing up in Richland. Have wonderful memories myself! -Barbara Chandler (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) I remember the "Mart" because in the late 40's they had the best selection of comic books in town at only a nickel each. One night we were there late. My dad was buying cigarettes I was looking for comics I hadn't read. They were putting up that portable wall they had for closing off the merchandise section and leaving the rest open. The top 2-3 feet un-folded up and made it about 7 - 8 ft. high. Anyway the top half of one section came down and smacked a teenage girl in the nose and really smashed it. I have no idea who she was nor can I remember what she looked like. I was about 7 at the time and she was maybe 15-16. They took her to Kadlec in a police car as the ambulance wouldn't run. That would have been about '48. To Marilyn Richey (53) Aren't you the same Richey who lived for a while at about 302 Benham? My folks lived just to the West at 310. Dad and I used to drop by the softball field and watch the games. You were a great pitcher. What a fast ball! Regarding the "Passport Plunge": We were the first family to live in the house at 1613 Judson. (there was nothing to the North all the way to N Richland, and the Hanford bus lot was still across the street to the West from what is now Chief Jo). Phill Barr (54-55?) (remember the band The Pheatons?) lived next door and a few years later, his dad Paul had the "pp pool" as we used to call it, for several years. At the time I thought he owned the pool, but maybe he just leased it for evenings or something. Because of the family friendship he used to let us in free for evening swimming. I had tried to take swimming lessons at the "old pool" at the park but I was about 5 years old and the freezing cold water and the dark recesses of the changing room terrified me. Some lady who was always there at the "Plunge" finally taught me how to swim at about 9 or 10. That would have been at about '51 or '52. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Don Panther (62) To Marilyn Richey (53) Navy Pool... Passport Plunge is what we called it.. but don't know if that was an "official" name. The platform high above the water in the middle of the pool and the rope climb to get there are vivid memories. It was always a special treat for our family when my dad would take us out there to swim. And there were several times our church youth group (with several others around the Tri-Cities) would gather there and have a fun afternoon. How 'bout the lunch counter at J.J. Newberry's? There was a woman named "Butch" who made those delicious pies. I once worked there as a dish washer ($1/hr, paid in cash in a little envelope) and had many pieces of those pies. I used to see her around town, but haven't for several years. -Don Panther ('62) ******************************************** [NOTE: This entry came in 1/15/00. Thanks to Richard Anderson (60) for finding the omission. Bomber Apologies for the delay. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Donna Bowers Rice Class of 63-Not finished-just begun! One mention of Hi-Spot and I'm sure you'll get a rash of memories. It was one of my favorite places on the weekends. What a great place for kids to come to and expend all that energy. I remember dancing the whole night away. About the end of the night, all the bad boys would show up to dance the last few dances after some had had a few out by the river. One guy named Mike was a fantastic dancer and even though he was an older man, I loved the way he danced - married him in fact. (Mike Rice - Class of 60.) We have since moved to St. Louis where they seem to think that Imperial dancing was invented here. We are constantly asked where we learned to dance like that because it is slightly different, they their rendition. Ours is not counted and measured, just a little more free. I prefer the Richland version, its far more relaxed and great fun. Love to come home to Richland for the reunions just to dance with you all and feel like a kid again. Again- thank you Maren and Gary for the times you spend giving us back our priceless memories! Anyone remember Karen Foote (59), well, we ran into them here in St. Louis - just bizarre! You can find Bombers anywhere. They have become great friends and we even did the MS150 with them. Its a 150 mile bike ride over 2 days. She has run 3 marathons - wow, am I impressed. She never got to graduate with the class as her dad got moved away her senior year, but she's still a Bomber. Her fondest memories are from Richland. Anyone want to contact her - I'll get you together. -Donna Bowers Rice (63) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) I have typed up the 10# recipe for the CUP fruitcake and have sent copies as attachments to email to those who have requested them. Hope all have arrived. If not, email me again and we'll give it another go. Anyone else who wants the recipe, just ask and ye shall receive. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Hey, guys... anyone who hasn't seen Steve Upson's 65ers page has got to go there and visit! It is truly a work of art. He has enough stuff there to keep you busy for a good while! What a talent! While you're there, be sure and visit the "reunion" area and then visit the "yearly gathering" As Steve notes, thank goodness we have good lawyers or we would probably be in the pokey for what someone has done to poor Heidlebaugh's "rep"! -David Rivers ******************************************** [NOTE: The following is from 1/8/00. Never got to my inbox. Richard Anderson (60) is keeping track -- thank you, Richard!! Bomber apologies to Patty -- and also to Mike Davis (74), for mentioning it -- AGAIN *GRIN* -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers (68) To Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) RE: Denny's location OK, Sister dear, I may not go out to eat a great deal but I had honestly thought at "one time" the Sterlings, Banana's, Sambo's location on GWWay had been a Denny's also??????? It's funny how some things just get muddled after a certain amount of yrs. Later it did move to the corner of Williams and GWW in a brand new building I thought! Also knew of the one by Col. Center on Fowler! Or am I getting that one mixed up! Gee's This gettin' old thang is not funny in the memory dept.!!! -Patty Eckert Weyers (68) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Henniger (69) RE: Pam Pyle's (69) Valentine challenge: I admit to lurking in the background and never having responded to this newsletter. Your challenge struck a chord as I was reminded of my first valentine love at our 30 year reunion this past summer. I had been transferred from Jason Lee to Spalding at the start of my fifth grade year - and there she was - a blonde bombshell. I was way too shy to even speak to her but as the valentine party was to take place the next day I was determined to make my move! I lived a mile from Food Lines Supermarket in West Richland, my bike had a flat tire, dinner was 30 minutes away, so off I ran to buy the biggest Valentine I had ever seen! It cost me 25 cents! I ran the entire distance and made it home for dinner with 5 minutes to spare. The next day I slipped this huge valentine into her box at school and then realized my secret was exposed as she opened her cards and showed everyone the giant card from me. I wanted to crawl under the carpet from embarrassment. I mentioned this incident to Carmon Fowler (69) at our 30 year reunion, only to find out she not only remembered it but she still has the card!! I retire from teaching in 3 years after 27 years of teaching math in the Richland school district. We have 3 super kids and 2 grandchildren and I still chase my wife (Former Fran Fleming '69') around the house. -Bill Henniger (69) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Mike Lemler (72) Date: Sun Jan 23 11:41:26 2000 RE: Looking for ol' friends I have been wondering if anyone knows the whereabouts of Linda Skinner (72). If anyone can help me out, sure would like to know if she is still singing, and if she has an e address. I would really like to hear from anyone that has the time to mail me. Great site!!!!!!!!!!! -Mike Lemler (72) ******************************************** >>From: Marsha Jepsen Lee (73) Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 RE: Name the schools -------- 1. Lewis & Clark 2. Carmichael 3. Marcus Whitman 4. Chief Jo 5. Sacajawea 6. Spalding 7. Jason Lee When do we find out the correct answers? -Marsha Jepsen Lee (73) ******************************************** >>From: Steve McClung (73) To Jeff Curtis (69) Jeff, You graduated with my brother, Dave McClung (69). Wow... Dejas vu.... I sure remember those times. I bought my first guitar amp from Dave Nelson.... his Telecaster guitar, and his Hammond B-3 organ with dual Leslies ... his band that he played with, including Percy, with Terry Delsing (sp?) on bass. What about the band Tank, with Art on drums...? Do you remember Steve Hickman? What ever happened to Bill Owens, or Max? I remember your dad working at the community house, and the time you walked in with a shoulder length wig and a cowboy hat, and the way you backed in through the door, and your dad asked you if he could help you.... and he FREAKED OUT! I remember the coffeehouse a few buildings down from the community house, above Howard Amon park..... all the different acts, like Dave Roberts... the coffee, sitting there listening.... it was great. I remember you playing acoustic guitar at Boy Scout camps around the bonfires. Your dad was so cool, and involved in so many youth activities! Painting the walls black in the ballroom was really something else...... I just talked to my brother today, and he explained why you wrote so well, as an editor, in relating those memories...... It is so good to see some of the names that I recognize here.. Do you still play in bands? Do you know Kenny Devine, Ron Conley, or Danny Hardwick? (Bad Actor, Tresspasser, Tank were names of their groups) These are a few people I hung around with after I graduated who were in successful bands. You brought up some names and band memories that I hadn't thought of in years! Thank you for that incredible relating of wonderful stories and memories. -Steve McClung (73) ******************************************** [NOTE: This entry came in 1/15/00. Thanks to Richard Anderson (60) for finding the omission. Bomber Apologies for the delay. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Cheryl Osborn (75) RE: Bands that Came to Richland I remember the ZZ Top Concert at the Tri- City Raceways, was it 1974 or in 1975!! It was my first really large concert. I remember kids carrying in literally ice chests full of beer and stuff. Lots of people decided to enter over or through the fences. My friends and I entered through the gates. Why did they let everyone bring in booze I wonder? We sure wouldn't get away with that now. The concert turned into a real mess, as I recall, with lots of people getting sick. The concert was great though, I still remember they did "La Grange," which was the highlight for me. A few of my friends, Melanie, Kathy, Sheila, and I went back to my house and played the LaGrange album late into the night. (My parents were not too happy, as I recall) After getting to bed really late that night, I remember getting very rudely awakened the next morning by Cindy Maxwell and a couple other girlfriends jumping on my bed to get me up to go to one of those kidnap breakfasts in your pajamas. Does anyone else remember this? Where did we go for breakfast, I can't recall? Great times, great memories. -Cheryl Osborn (75) ******************************************** >>From: Amanda Hitt LaRiviere (86) Brace yourself; this is going to make many of you feel pretty old. All this talk of dances made me think of something funny yet kind of sad that happened recently. I teach at our fair alma mater, and am also the Sophomore Class Council advisor. During a recent meeting we were planning the upcoming Tolo dance. The students were throwing around theme ideas, when someone mentioned a Stairway to Heaven theme. Someone piped up, "I don't get it, 'Stairway to Heaven'?" The student who offered the idea explained that it is a song by Led Zeppelin. Just curious, I asked students how many of them were familiar with the song. Maybe one-third of them did. I knew they wouldn't care, but I shared with them anyway that it used to be tradition that dances always ended with this song. Oh well. . . no different, I guess, I rarely know much about their music. Anyway, they selected a Vegas Nights theme for the dance. You Bomber Sophomore parents who would like to help chaperone, contact me! It will take place on Saturday, Feb. 5th at the Shilo. We need your help! :) -Amanda Hitt LaRiviere (86) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/25/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette (49), Sandra Atwater (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Craig Buchanan (57), Gus Keeney (57), Vera Smith (58), Janet Wilgus (59), Steve Upson (65), Lynn Dodson (66), Frank Hames (69), Jeff Curtis (69), Phil Jones (69), Bob Gustavson (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) To Ann Pearson (50) and Sandy Atwater (51): Now just what could be fun about a "Girls Only" swim party??? I guess I am getting older but it doesn't sound like much fun to me. Sorry about your chlorine gassing episode though. No wonder that I didn't spend any time at the Pasco swimming pool. -Ray Gillette (49) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) To Ann Pearson (50) So glad you wrote, Ann. Do you also remember how long it would take to get from Richland to the Y? Remember they were building the road? -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Larry Mattingly (60): Brother Don Richey (47) lived at 210 Benham and my parents lived first on Thayer Drive and then up on Acacia. And yes I am the one who pitched softball and thank you for the compliment about my pitching skills. I wished they had scholarships like they do to college in those days because we had some very talented athletes at that time in RHS. Now that I am retired, I watch the Bombers girls softball team where my niece's daughter is pitching for the Bombers. Traditions at RHS One tradition that was at the school in the 40's - 50s was the junior-senior prom dance which was held in the spring. The junior class was in charge on putting on the dance for the seniors that were graduating in June. There was a theme every year and the decorations were carried out in the gym where it was held each year. In order to go to the dance you had to be a jr-sr or have a date with an upper class student. This was a very special dance each year. I think anybody in the school now can go to the prom. I think some of these traditions have been lost through the years and it's to bad. PEP CLUB - LETTERMAN'S CLUB VARIETY SHOW This is another tradition that was lost through the years. This was put on by the two clubs. It was very good and they had a good time practicing and putting on the show for the school as well as to the public. Many parents really supported this endeavor and it is these things like this that made it special going to RHS at that time of growing up in Richland. I know we had some very talented musicians and dancers like Ann Clathworth (54) and Jane McClure (53) who did a lot of the dances for the students to learn.. Gone is the homecoming parade through the town on the Friday afternoon before the big game. There were floats, band and majorettes and clubs in the school built and had contests for the best float with the teachers being the judges. I think it is shame that later on when people who moved into Richland they didn't feel a need to keep these things in their lives while going to school at RHS. There seemed to be a more relaxed atmosphere than today. There seems to be a lot of peer pressure on students of today and there was not much of that in the early years at RHS. Everybody was about the same in materialistic things and you didn't have to have new outfit to wear each week. Times have changed. I see this through my niece's daughters. That is some of the memories I remember and I'm very glad that was the time I grew up and loved to go to school every day to see what had been dreamed up. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan (57) To Loron Holdon (57): Loron, You mentioned the "Hookey Bobbing" behind cars. I recall you were one of the Hookey Bobbing gang that gathered at the old Castleberry drug store and Garmos grocery store at Symons and Geothals. We would wait for customers to come out of the stores and than grab hold of the rear bumper for a ride. I recall that on occasion the driver was very displeased with us guys hanging onto the bumper, and would try to shake us off. Seldom were they successful, but, boy, what a ride we would get. Do you remember the dry spots on the road that we had to watch out for. Also, when there were three or four of us hanging onto the same bumper, one of us got stuck where the tail pipe carried the engine exhaust. Surely this winter time dose of carbon monoxide must have offset the affects of the summer time dose of DDT we received from the Mosquito Sprayer Truck. Loron, I can recall going into your folks house to warm up for a while after Hookey Bobbing for a few hours. You mentioned the "Ice Rink" by the old Richland cemetery. That "Rink" was created by the firemen flooding the area. Weren't the large bonfires fun? I never mastered the art of ice skating, but it sure was fun to gather around the "Rink" and the bonfire. The Model 'A' Ford that you recalled that was used to tow us guys on sleighs most likely belonged to Russ Hughes (53 or 54) who remains a good friend of mine. He used to tow us on whatever thing we could get, car hoods included. Russ was the guy who taught many of us how to drive. Boy was that Model 'A' a great car. Loron, you indicated that you live in Tampa, Florida. For your information, here in 'ol' Richland we have about 2 or 3 inches of very wet snow. -Craig Buchanan (57) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) What memories!! Passport Plunge. I spent a lot of hours at that pool with friends, Troop 33 of the Boy Scouts, and reprobates. I never could make it up that darn rope to get to the Tower. But, when I came home on my first leave after Boot Camp at San Diego I whipped up that rope like it was nothing at all. The only way I could get to the tower was to hang onto the rope and let the guys up there (Usually Jim Brand, Bob Koger, Bruce Perkins and the lot) already pull the rope up and drag me onto the platform. They put up with that because I could make the Biggest Dolphin/Cannonball splash to splash the girls. As you can tell, nobody my age had any fun during that time of our lives!! To Dean Enderle (57): I don't remember you standing around on the side lines at the dances as you say you did. Good to hear (see) from you on these pages. That's all for now folks!! -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) RE: Fruitcake recipe To: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) Vickie, I'd like to have that recipe. I grew up in CUP church. I remember our fellowship group making that fruitcake in the basement of the old, original church to sell. I even taught bible school there and got married in the original church. I've been gone from Richland for 30 years and just moved back a year ago. And, guess what? - I now work for CUP as the Church Coordinator! Hadn't thought of those fruitcakes for so long. Do you still live in Richland? The new church is so big now that when I first started work there I had to drop bread crumbs every time I left the office in order to find my way back. Once I got lost in the basement showing a gentlemen one of the meeting rooms! Thanks -Vera Smith Robbins (58) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Barb Chandler (59) Yo Barb, Yes, the memory flood seems to be a daily thing now that I tune in to this site. Of course, there are many we won't discuss in an open forum, right? But I have the pictures of the "baby party" Mary Lou gave for my 14th b.d. - All of us in the DeMeyer basement on Douglas, the pablum feeding, race; the baby hats, bibs with pacifier costumes, etc. One pic of me in the highchair "throne" with you and Kit B., Sunny H., M.L., Carol W., Judy A., Judy M., Gayle B. - too, fun. Also, to Carole Horn (57): I do remember the dances at Lewis and Clark - at least the square dancing. Seems to me it was every Friday night, and my brother and I used to go. Also, I have a wonderful pic of the Carmichael guys that I'd like to send to the '57 website. It's of Gary, Lee, Max, Kip, Roger, Jim, Wayne, Bill. Any names you recognize? They were a pretty cute bunch. I'm going to mail a copy to Gary for his birthday... they were 14 yrs. old at the time. Do you know who handles the site for '57? [I do. -Maren] Do you 50's grads ever remember going roller skating at the rink when it was new? Seems we were rather enthralled by it all for a brief time - when you skated you got this very fine dust all over, and by the end of a skate session, we all looked like we had gray hair. It was a place to go, tool around, meet friends and then after a while, we lost interest and moved on to Hi-Spot and Col-Hi activities. Just had another fleeting synapse -remember the school store? Seems the retail club ran the place - even at Carmichael there was one; it was a life saver many times because we could buy clarinet reeds there. I've had dreams where I'm there with the band, but no reed or just big, ole warped broken ones. (What does all this mean?) Mr. Ellis was the band teacher and later Mrs. Ingersoll - the former, a lot more fun and as I recall, he packed quite a wallop for his size, taking off after some errant brass players, charging through the band, music stands flying and slamming the culprit up against the wall? Ah, those were the days of great school discipline (no spats in band though.) And, who can forget the great vocal schooling of Mr. Dunton - a huge guy with a great amount of patience for us Jr. High bunch. Turns out the Variety Shows provided a great forum for all of us with minimal talent and those with considerably more - does anyone out there remember the fabulous voice of Faun Casebolt? "Stormy Weather" was her number. (Also, a new hair color nearly every week.) And speaking of hair color, any of you Carmichael gals recall the horseshoe bangs, bleached as many shades lighter as we could get from the rest of the do? So rad then and now... just a blip of conforming, non-conformity. Till the reunion... -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu 59 ******************************************** >>From: Steve Upson (65) RE: Call for Entries - '65 Web Site Hi, everyone! I recently had fun putting some "unofficial reunion" photos on our Class of '65 web site and just came up with another idea I thought would be a kick. Knowing that some of you guys still like playing with cars (and bikes?), I'd like to add a "Wheels" section to the web site. What I'll need from whoever is interested is a picture, full specs, date and location of the shot, everyone in the shot identified and whatever other background information you want to add. Send as much stuff as you have to me at my email address above. If you don't have access to a scanner, you can send pictures to me at home (517 Franklin St., Richland, WA 99352-1815) and I'll scan them for you, then return them. Be sure to let me know what else you'd like to share via the site. I'm open to other ideas of this type: gardening tips, recipes, pictures of the grandkids, pets, hunting, fishing, vacation photos and stories ... just about anything. I'm also working on pulling together the (few) grade school shots I've already received for an historical photo section. If you have any old school, club, church or playmate (careful, don't go there!) photos to add, send 'em on in. Then stay tuned for the latest developments. Thanks! -Steve Upson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dodson Stedman (66) RE: Y2K All Bomber Pep Squad Reminder #2: To all you former Song, Cheerleaders and Pep Club members who plan to participate (or at least THINK about participating) in the Y2K reunion --PLEASE e-mail, call or send me your names and addresses and phone numbers (no, I WILL NOT SELL THIS LIST), so that I can determine who you are (e-mail addresses are not much help here), and where you live so that we can plan logistics. For those of you who have already done this (2) you know who you are and I thank you. You probably got "Follows directions well" written on your report cards! Kudos to you. For those of you who know any of the former Pep Squad members who may not have availed themselves to this internet connection, would you be so kind as to pass the word? Any help would be greatly appreciated. -Lynn Dodson Stedman '66 ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames (69) To Jeff Curtis (69): I loved your account of the music scene in the late 60's around the TCs. Lynne Stanfield's band was definitely the vanguard of creativity in the late 60s. Robert Magula, Tom Peaska (sp) and Stan Reynolds on guitar were always a treat to see. Greg Reiten always had a good band with the best equipment. What great memories. Thanks Jeff. -Frank Hames (69) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis (69) RE: Bands and Dances To Brad Wear (71): I actually played in a couple of bands with Terry Delsing (71) and Bob Dana (71). We were in The Shee together for a while. We took an insane road trip to Pentictin BC in 1970 and opened a show for Billy Joe Royal of "Down in the Boondocks" and "Mary Hill (Used to hang out in Cherry Hill Park)" fame. Max Reese (71) didn't play in the band but went along anyway. The Shee traveled in a converted school bus with a living room, kitchen and bunk beds in the back as well as room for gear. I think we took about a dozen people up there with us including Mike Dauenhauer (69), Mike Crawley (69), and a bunch of others. We played the Community House that Friday night, parked the bus in front of Delsing's folk's house and partied the whole night there. I remember all of us heading into the Delsing's house the next morning to use the bathroom. We were a total mess and his parents were never the same. That morning we took off for BC and everyone was pretty burned out. Seems to me that Bill Owens (69) and Frank Hames (69) went with us, too, but there is still a lot of mental fog associated with this trip. Anyway - even though we were all half dead from the night before, the concert went off well and we actually signed some autographs. Apparently they were starved for entertainment and celebrity in Eastern BC in those days. I had met a hitchhiker the day before who was spending the night at a friend's house in the prefabs and he decided to get on the bus too. He was on his way back to Medford from Michigan (or somewhere) having attended his sister's wedding and felt that a side trip to BC with a rock band would be an interesting diversion. I think we did two shows and during the second one, although we never rehearsed it, someone decided we should play "Helpless" which Neil Young had just released. I didn't know the tune but Max and the hitchhiker did so they came out an played it. Neil Young is Canadian and the whole place went nuts. Even Billy Joe Royal (also a Canuk) ran out front to hear it shouting "I love that song, I love that song!". Max just beamed. On our way back we ran into a snag at the border with the US Border Patrol. Mike Dauenhauer had neglected to bring any ID (or shoes) with him. I don't know how he even got into BC but he did. To make matters more complex, we had a female singer who was diabetic and took insulin injections. They found her syringe and needles and got upset. They got some attitude from Dauenhauer and got more upset. It was looking like we were in for a lot of hassle and a long stay at the crossing when Max piped up "I can't stay here...... it's a school night..... I have a test this morning and I've got a 3.5." We all cracked up and this apparently struck a note with the guard and he let us go. If not for Max, we might still be there. Max became quite a good guitarist. I saw the band you mentioned a couple of times and they were great. Bob Dana was an incredible drummer, one of the best I have played with and one of the funniest people I've known. He did an imitation of his dad, "Eeeep..... Bobber!" that had to be heard to be appreciated. When Dana was around we were usually rolling. He, Terry Delsing, Bill Owens and Frank Hames had a band that did a lot of Vanilla Fudge and other complex arrangement, big production stuff. This was not easy material to play and those guys were probably the only ones in the area that could actually pull it off. They were all very impressive. To Steve McClung (73): I first learned to play guitar while working as a counselor at Camp Wallowa. I picked up a friend's Gibson 335 (cool guitar by the way) and figured out the opening licks to Secret Agent Man. I was hooked. Several of us got together and formed a crude band up there and convinced the Camp Director, Dave MacFadden, to let us perform at a campfire. We did "Gloria" and "Midnight Hour" for the kiddies. Mr. MacFadden never allowed anything more upbeat than "John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith" to be played there again. Lake Wallowa is another set of fond memories that will eventually end up in the Sandstorm, I'm sure. I still play in a folk-rock band in Seattle called (of all things) The A-City Youth. We play Byrds, Beatles, John Prine, CSNY etc. and have a lot of fun. The band Tank was active in the TCs after I got out of the Army in '74 but I was only in town for about 6 mos. before moving West. I do remember a road sign on the Vantage highway that at one time said "Watch For Falling Rocks" but someone had spray painted out the "Watch for Falling" part and replaced it with "Tank". "Tank Rocks" greeted everyone along that stretch of road for quite a while. -Jeff Curtis (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Marilyn Richey 53 The remains of the old Passport Plunge can still be seen from the road if you know where to look. Drive north on forth in Pasco with the hump yard on the right. To Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) I actually stabbed you in the knee with a pencil for being "obnoxious" in elementary school???? No! I'll admit to being pretty single purposed in my younger days which I suspect kept me out of lots of trouble as I was pretty active. I certainly apologize for stabbing you but I am glad I had a hand in providing you with some rudimentary information on baseball trivia. While still hating baseball, you never know when you may be on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire faced with that $100.00 question, "Who hit 60 homers in '27 (or '61 in '61)?" You can confidently say Babe Ruth (or Roger Maris) and not miss the $100.00 level question and have to enter the Witness Protection Program instead of facing your friends ever again. see ya -Phil Jones 69 ******************************************** >>From: Bob Gustavson (70) RE: BANDS AND DANCES TO Jeff Curtis (69) Wow! What great memories about the bands and dances of the late 60's. Thanks for taking the time to put it down and tickle our memory. The kids of the late 90's remind me of those times you talk about where every kid with a guitar had a band. These recent RHS classes also had a lot of bands, some of whom are still together. They also put together many of their own teen dances, although they call them "shows" and they don't resemble our dances much (or do they?). My son Phil produced many of these shows through a business he ran while going to RHS. Are you still actively playing music? I'm currently playing (in my "spare" time) with a local Tri-Cities six-piece blues band: "Big Daddy & The NightCrawlers." Tons of Fun, but I'm keeping my day job. To Patty de la Bretonne (65) Yes, Martha (65) is my oldest sister. She lives in Spokane, works primarily as an artist, and became a grandmother a few years ago. Her daughter and son-in-law also live in Spokane. I'll send you her address and phone. My other siblings are; Fred (61), Julie (67), Don (68), and Mary (72). -Bob Gustavson (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/26/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers, 1 Woulda Been, 1 Bomber Mom & 2 funeral notices today. Carol Hollingsworth (55), Fred Suckow (55), Barbara Chandler (59), Helen Cross (62), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Steve Upson (65), John Wingfield (66), Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB), Jeff Curtis (69), Pam Pyle (69), Steve Curd (70), Steve Piippo (70), Larry Fritts (71), Janet Franco (73), Shelly Hankins (74), Kathy Wheat (79), Diana Williams (80), Kami Galloway (91), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) To Janet Wilgus (59) I was 4 years ahead of you but I did have the neatest Horseshoe Bangs. In my soph year, a bunch of us got together and tried out the new product "Light n Bright" YIKES! Orange-ish Yellow Bangs we got. Luckily we were smart enough not to put it on our whole head. We also got together at a slumber party and cut our hair into the new fashion "ducktails" and used what was new to us "hairspray". It was the first time any of us had used it and it was like glue. We HAD to wear Jantzen sweaters and Jantzen socks that matched the sweater. Our white bucks were kept spotless by this little bag of white powder in our purse and when some klutz stepped on our toes we would pat this stuff on our shoes. (Nowadays, we would probably be arrested for possession). The skating rink (don't remember the dust) was blacktop with plastic coating on it and it was outdoors? as I recall. My friend Sherrill Hamlin (55) and I were regulars with our short skate skirts to show off a lot. They were short then, probably just above the knee actually. We thought we were just about "it". This was in the summer before 53 and I don't remember ever going back again. After that it was Hi Spot and By's totally. I loved their grilled cheese sandwiches and fries. Makin' memories for myself. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin, 55 ******************************************** >>From: Fred Suckow (55) To Craig Buchanan (57) RE: Russ Hughes Wasn't it Russ who used to tow water skiers along the irrigation ditch? As I recall he hit a rut one time and ended up in the ditch. There was also the time he used a sheet to make a roof for the Model A. It seems the sheet came loose from the front edge and wrapped around his head. He had some fun getting out of that one. Of course this is all from a somewhat faulty memory. I agree with Ken Webster (55) that we need to hear from more of the 55's. -Fred Suckow (55) ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Chandler (59) To Janet Wilgus (59) Oh those were truly the days. I remember my big sister Sue (50) telling me to enjoy because "now you are on the gravy train"........... Always wondered what she meant after all, I couldn't yet drive, I had parental supervision, couldn't stay out all night, you know.......... tortured and deprived. Well, reality has set in many a time and I think of that good advise that wasn't received well. Anyway, we had so much fun at Carmichael and were involved in so much. our singing groups, I will always remember Mr. Dunton with so much admiration that he could cohease so many who knew so little to begin with to perform and create so much!! He was one of the highlights of those years. I remember you getting the alto part in our quartet because I simply could not harmonize........ still can't with my grandkids falling over in laughter every time we do a "row row row your boat". I tried hard though and you did super great. Our cheer leading, student council, just the absolute and glorious clean fun that was to be had with all our friends. It is wonderful hearing your memories and they bring up so much for me. Get teary eyed when I think of Sunny and the fact that she has been gone from our world for so long (about 20- 25 years now). I saw Mary Lou last summer and she looks so great, what a lot of memories I have of her!! She was the first person in my whole life who ever told me (privately beside a locker at Carmichael)......... "Barb, you have a beautiful smile" I had always been really self conscious of my smile and that was a totally unsolicited comment and one I have never forgotten. There is a lesson to be learned there. Anyway, delighted to hear you after so many years, Janet. Talk soon. -Barbara Chandler (59) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To Phil Jones (69): When I get on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, I can assure you I will have a sports life line already in place, as I can't seem to remember these vital stats. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Chocolate Malts at the Newberry's lunch counter!!!! They filled the glass and gave you the rest in the stainless steel mixer glass! Yum!! Little bits of malt powder stuck on the sides! anyone else share this memory? -Patricia de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Upson (65) RE: Class Photos Needed - '65 Web Site Hello again - I need help locating class photographs of Richland grade school students destined for the Class of 1965. We now have only nine photos and need people to dig into their scrapbooks, foot lockers and hope chests to find the old shots. (I need to find that scrapbook Mom gave me a while back with my Marcus Whitman photos in it, too.) Since we had more than one class going through at a time, I'll need multiple sources for each school. If you have access to any of these photographs, please send them to me. If you have originals and are worried about their safety, I can c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y scan them for you and send them back. We have nothing yet from CtK or the Fred English grads, by the way. The photos pages is in the mill right now and will be available from the "Photos" link. Thanks! -Steve Upson (65) ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) RE: On The Run Greetings to my friends and family and to all you great people from my home town. All the talk about the R2K reunion in five months has me left out again. I was planning on coming but last fall my daughter who is 19 and studying at Western Washington U... she has had diabetes since she was 2, even though she is insulin dependent she played soccer for many years and is very healthy. Anyway, in the autumn she asked me to run a marathon for her. Before you choke, I have already run five marathons, starting ten years ago. Those of you who remember me from school days may recall I run like a duck. But I don't fly. So I am going to run a marathon on the same weekend you are celebrating R2K, I will be in Hawaii on the big island, running to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. They are trying to get more awareness and funding to find a cure for the disease that affects so many millions of Americans. When I was home at Thanksgiving I went for a run down my the river, wearing my old Richland football workout jersey from '64 and a guy I passed said 'Go Bombers'. Then a couple of weeks later I was running around Green Lake in Seattle with the same jersey on, the morning our boys won the State Championship and another guy said, 'Go Bombers.' Well, slowly but surely I am in training for the marathon that is five months away. And I'll be taking bets; that is if anyone would like to sign up to make a donation for the American Diabetes Association, let me know. Who knows, maybe this and all other efforts may help you or those you love who may be affected by diabetes. I'll work for that, work out and run for that, only 26.2. Sorry I can't be there and enjoy the celebration with you. Give a cheer for us, Lynn Dodson (66) and all. Peace, -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB) Date: Tue Jan 25 03:28:58 2000 Class of '67 Woulda been I left Richland for California in 1960 at age 10 (Jefferson Elementary) so I was never a Bomber - but I remember watching some great basketball games at Col-High. Jim Walton (60) and Bob Frick (60) were the stars then. Found out about this website from a former neighbor on Howell and am having a great time surfin': the grade school pictures are priceless. Went thru the list of '67 grads and remembered several names: John Miles, Kathy Hills, Judy Kleinpeter to name a few. Then saw Maryann Greninger's request for info on Barbara Franco, Christy Peterson and Patty Weeks -- I think all were in my third grade class (Mrs. Price) and also wonder what happened to them. I'd also add Jeanie Lewis to the list. Congratulations on a great web site! -Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis (69) Zip's was great but occasionally we'd head to the Atomic Lanes bowling alley for the legendary "Atomic Burger". The phrase "sticks to your ribs" really doesn't apply here.... "pushes your ribs out of the way" may be more accurate. Here's a list of ingredients in order from top to bottom: Top bun (shiny with grease) Mustard, ketchup, mayo Pickles Onions Tomato Lettuce Three strips of bacon Fried egg Slice of ham Cheese 1/4 lb. Burger Cheese 1/4 lb. Burger Bottom bun (crushed under the weight of the above) Add a side of fries smothered in beef gravy and you had a meal that had the potential to do more damage to humanity than any weapon produced in the "area". -Jeff Curtis (69) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) To Bill Henniger (69): Great to SEE you in the Sandstorm! And what a GREAT Valentine story! (Note that my somewhat less than courageous cousin REMAINS in hiding, still refusing to share his EXCELLENT story!) Please remember me to your now-dearly-beloved, Fran (Fleming '69), one of my dearest childhood friends. I don't know what it would be like to hear Fran's grade school Valentine tales; but those of us who were around for the high school/college "sequel" know all too well that Bill Henniger was the absolute one-and-only- true-love of her life! Come back to the Sandstorm soon, Bill. At the very LEAST, you can ALWAYS banter with Phil Jones (69), et al, re: "How about those Dawald Bombers?" Yes? To Fran Fleming Henniger (69): Caramel Wood (formerly Gloria Minard '69) sends her greetings to you from her home in Arlington, WA, via my home in Stafford, VA. To Caramel Wood (the former Gloria Minard '69): So GLAD to "see" you again, and thanks to big sister, Darlene (60), for putting us in touch via the Sandstorm! And, speaking of the Sandstorm, come on in! The water's fine! I'm sure I'm not the only Bomber who's interested in hearing from you. To Phil Jones ('69): Absolutely true story about the pencil. Not to worry, however, you didn't lame me for a career pro-baseball-bashing. Just giving you a hard time, really, although clearly not along the merciless lines I've witnessed from some of my male Bomber counterparts (you know who you are). And, seriously, the ability to engage in sport-speak has served me very well in adult life. I suspect I'm not alone; those of us who ended up in heretofore traditionally male- dominated occupations have had to use our wits to succeed. One more example of the good which, I think, came to most all of us as a result of an upbringing in the extremely academic environment in Bomberville. To the rest of Bomberville: Come ON, now! WHERE are those treasured Valentine memories?! To Bombers in warmer climates: A "rapidly developing winter storm"... did. By 7a.m. today, we had about 6" of accumulated snow here in the southern Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Wind gusts of about 30 knots and lots of drifting of this light, dry snow, have made driving conditions nearly impossible. Expect up to 14", with significantly higher drifts. Looks like the Wild Man (hubby Charles) will actually fire up that big, shiny red snow blower I bought him THREE Christmases ago! And I suspect he'll be the most popular guy on the block by evening! Your tax dollars WILL NOT be at work today in Washington! -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Curd (70) Speaking of bands in the 1968 to 1970 era, does any one remember the name of the band that Mark Hutton (69) was in. He played school dances, as well as Jerry Bell and Julie Cole (both '70), and the name of their group was............? There was a good battle of the bands in columbia park where the hydro races are now, 1970-71? -Steve Curd (70) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Bill Henniger (69): Did you retire from coaching basketball? Seems like you had a 10 year undefeated streak when you started coaching at Carmichael? -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Fritts (71) To Jeff Curtis (69): Hey Jeff, you've got a better memory than I do. I did love those bands like the Pastels and the Isle of Phyve. Thanks for remembering the Dog Years ("not Ears," as we had to say in the same breath). I'm a composer now, teaching at the University of Iowa. What's everyone else up to, I wonder? -Larry Fritts (71) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Franco (73) Re: Y2K Reunion Alumni Pep Band First (but not last) general call for all former Bomber pep band members to join forces for the reunion basketball game on Saturday. I'm collecting players and suggestions for music. We will rehearse on Friday and/or Saturday (have to spare those lips!) of reunion weekend with everyone, and whatever other rehearsals can be mustered earlier for those living around Richland. If you're interested in playing, e-mail me with your name, year, instrument, city, and music suggestions. Even if you haven't picked up your horn in 20 or 30 or 40 years, you still have about five months to get those lips and instruments in shape. No marching required here, folks, just sittin' in the bleachers and blasting - oops, serenading the fans. -Janet Franco ('73) ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Hankins (74) RE: Bomber Reunion This message in regard to the reunion to be held on June 23-25, 2000. I graduated in 1974 and very interested in attending. If you could be send me some info on it, it would be much appreciated. Thank you, -Shelley Hankins, Class of 74' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Look on the ALL Bomber Alumni Links page (link at the end of EVERY Sandstorm) for a link to the R2K website. There's also a link to the R2K website towards the top of every Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) I'm catching up, once again, on two weeks worth of Sandstorm! Like many of you, I appreciate all the history and stories of life in Richland and the history from "before my time". My dad and his brothers owned the Richland Airport from late 50's into the 60's then partnered w/some friends for the duration into the 70's.... I have some fun memories of pretending to be sky divers and jumping off a tower behind the Big Hanger w/my cousins and I believe some of the Burnet clan. Also, watching my cousin Scot, climb the ladder in the Big Hanger all the way to the top.... it was so high! To Dave Hanthorn (63): Thanks for your input re: R2K... it must be age that changes our perspective to now look appreciate the relationships and stories of others! I hope to make it. Of all the stories on Sandstorm I couldn't believe no one mentioned Newberry's lunch counter until Don Panther (62) recently did. I remember being about 10 yrs old and mom letting me finally ride my bike to get a coke and french fries w/ a friend.... then there were Sundays when everything was closed and we'd jump on our bikes and ride all over town just for something to do.... Then, there was Bomber Basketball, floating down the river and life was so simple.... Lastly, loved the picture of Art Dawald Gym on a sold out basketball night. I have often told my boys of those nights and cheering in front of all those people. What a blast it was! I believe it was a 79 or 80 picture, it looked like Lisa Jones and Kelli Packard as cheerleaders and they cheered both years. My kids were in awe and find it hard to believe our high school teams scored into the 100's. Here in Idaho, well, competition is a bit different. Last year the final title game was 47-43...they play hard, but no fast break plays. I have one son entering high school next fall, Borah High in Boise and his school colors.... green and gold! I was thrilled, but they're the Lions rather than the Bombers! The green and gold is as close as my kids will ever get to being Bombers! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: Diana Williams Francis (80) Hello 1980 folks.. Does anyone know the exact date of our BIG 20 year reunion? YIKES 20 years!! I need to do some travel planning for the year.. Thanks, -Diana Williams Francis (80), San Jose, CA ******************************************** >>From: Kami Galloway Cornwall (91) Re: Tradition at RHS Regarding the Prom that one of you [Marilyn Richey (53)] remembered being only a Jr. or Sr prom - It was still only a Prom allowing Seniors to go unless the Senior asked someone from a lower grade to be their date. The tradition is still alive. -Kami Galloway Cornwall (91) ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) My brother, Bo Stephens, lived with my husband and I for a year in 50-51. He attended what was then known as Columbia High School and remembers good friends he made in that year. Do any of you remember him? He lives in Richland, Missouri now. If any of you remember him drop him a line. Would any of you know where Bob Meakins might be now? A girl named Corky? Also, Happy Birthday Rich Buel. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notices scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 Dolora Dickson Pohlod, Class of 1947 Marvin Skeen, Class of 1930 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/27/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today. Elizabeth Ann Campbell (45), Sandy Atwater (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Jack Alexander (55), Jim Boyd (55), Mary Winston (55), Dean Enderle (57), Max Sutton (57), John Northover (59), Lucy Schmidt (61), Robert McCullough (65), Billy Didway (66), Ted Smith (66), Judy Kleinpeter (67), Janis Cook (68), Joe Largé (68), Phil Jones (69), Steve Piippo (70), Brad Upton (74), Carlos Garza (80), Tamara Chitty (80), Wig Davis (82), Jennifer Tomaszewski (94) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Elizabeth Ann Campbell Jones (45) Yes, please add me to the Alumni Sandstorm e-mail list. Although I attended Richland High I was never a Richland Bomber. Richland High was known as the Beavers at that time. I can still hear the cheer leader -- lately from Alabama --leading us with "Beavahs, Beavahs, Eagah Beavahs" in a charming southern accent. In those days everyone was from somewhere else and the first question on meeting a new classmate was "Where are you from?" I only attended Richland High for six months, but my five children all graduated from there: Ruth Ann Jones Keefe (65), Larry Jones (67), Carolyn Jones Sherwood (69), Richard Jones (73), and Mark Jones (74). -Elizabeth Ann Campbell Jones (45) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) To Carol Hollingsworth (55) Your mention of orange bangs brought back memories of when a bunch of we girls decided to bleach our bangs. The guys on the football team bleached their hair, so why not us? We just used peroxide --- all that was available. Oh -- - just AWFUL --- thought my Dad was going to kill me!!! It seemed to take forever and a day for the bangs to grow out and no longer be orange!!!! Oh, those were the days! Ha! -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To The Persons Who Are Organizing The R2 Reunion: I am just asking if any of you have contacted the people who run the CLUB FORTY CLUB who have a great many addresses for the classes that went to RHS between 1944-59 who are eligible to belong to this club. They have a reunion each September in Richland. This past year the 1949 had their fifty and 1954 - 45th reunion in connection with the Club40 at Shilo Inn. Around 500 hundred people came to this event and it was great to see people you haven't seen a long time. The food was great, good music with a large band with music you understood. I just think you should try to get Club40 into the fold as each class has represented persons to the board and they send out flyers to people who belong to t he club. It cost $5.00 a year to belong. Just a thought to think about it. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Jack Alexander (55) To: Fred Suckow (55) and Kenny Webster (55): Thanks for the nudge to write a few Richland Memories... I have just recently been receiving the Alumni Sandstorm and the letters have brought back many memories of growing up in Richland.. I remember some about being in Cub Scouts, my den mothers were Wally Erickson's mom and Kenny Webster's moms. Living on Van Giesen, I remember the government trucks driving by in the evening spraying DDT to kill the mosquitos and other stuff... I remember trying out my new swim fins at the PASSPORT PLUNGE, going with the Methodist Church youth group. Had forgotten about the rope from the ceiling, I did not make it very far up that rope. I do remember that the girls diving in the pool would sometimes get their swim suit "re-arranged". It was fun times. I remember pushing Freddy Suckow's 1933 Pontiac 8 Sport Coupe (with rumble seat) to get it started... so that I could get a ride to High School. Fred, I bet that you would still like to have that car. I think that Brad Kuiper helped push sometimes, but had to ride in the rumble seat since he was younger (class of 56). I remember my father coming home from work at Hanford in borrowed clothes after being exposed to radiation and him having to stay home until they could verify that he was cooled down enough to go back to work. I had forgotten about the snake dances and sliding down the hill in the winter by the high school and the Homecoming Parades. I remember cruising By's Burgers, and one time going out to the bypass to see who had the faster car. One of my dumber dumb decisions... I have NEVER forgotten that when I graduated from Columbia High School in 1955, that I was not ready to leave my friends and the good times.... I would have liked to stick around "just a little bit longer".... -Jack Alexander (55) ******************************************** >>From: Jim (JD) Boyd (55) To '50's Bombers and Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55): About the white buck shoes: I still have my white buck shoes from the '50's on my shoe rack. I wear them about once a year and have the white powder bag to keep them clean. However, I recall that the style was to rub cigarette ashes on the white bucks to make them gray bucks with black streaks. The big fashion statement in shoe wear were the desert boots, Bermuda shorts and mid calf socks. Does that jog your memory? Back in those days there were only two styles of tennis shoes, black high tops and white high tops ------ for guys. Maybe the reason the none of the class of '55 write to the Sandstorm is the same as their participation in Club 40. -Jim (JD) Boyd (55) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Winston Wymer (55) To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55): Recalling "ducktail" haircuts, I got my first one in the bathroom of the train returning to Richland after the State Tournament. Laura Dean Kirby (55) did the honors with a pair of fingernail scissors! When I got off the train, my mother looked aghast and I thought she was going to kill me. Over the years I keep going back to this same hair style. It works for me! -Mary Winston Wymer (55) ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle (57) RE: Hooky Bobbing I remember vividly one night when Bill Chambliss (57) and I grabbed onto a passing bumper and the guy's car had chains on and he decided to put his foot down and try to shake us off, well it got to the point when we either had to hang on for the whole ride or let go cause he wasn't slowing down for anything, so we just let go and bounced and rolled a while until we stopped in a pile of snow in front of someone's house, bruised but still able to laugh about it. Anyway thanks for reviving that memory. To Gus Keeney (57): Yeah I also remember the Plunge at Pasco and I think I was there a couple of times when you hit the water from up on high, quite a splash!!! Well also maybe I didn't stand around all the time at dances, probably rate an E for effort anyway. Nice to hear from you, take care of yourself. -Dean Enderle (57) ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton (57) To Carol Bishop Horne (57): You really punched my number with the memory about the dances at the gym at Lewis and Clark. The first date I ever had I took Doris Brinkerhoff (57) to one of those dances. I must have been about twelve or so. It's funny how these things just jump out at you and all of a sudden your brain gets just a little bit dizzy and your eyes get a little misty (must be the dust) and you get to go back to your childhood for a little while. My wife, Gayle Dunn (62) and I are going to the reunion this summer and I hope to see as many of our classmates as I can. See Ya there? -Max Sutton (57) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) RE: Grade School Pictures To Steve Upson (65) Steve, I know there are MANY grade school pictures out there. They are in boxes, photo albums, desks, closets, books ... they are everywhere ... People do not want to send those photos in the mail .. too many things can go wrong ... A couple of weeks ago, Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) found a wonderful solution to protect her grade school pictures and still be able to share them with the rest of us. She took the old photos to a copy service [Kinko's or some other local copy service]. Had them copied 'photo copy' quality. Bought a stiff envelope for mailing photos. Mail them to me so I could then scan them in for the web page. Of course all you Bombers reading this would send your photos to the person that manages their graduation year WebPages. If in doubt a quick email to Maren, our WEBMISTRESS, to find out exactly who would be the grade school scanner person ... for their year... The copies of the photos that Janet sent me were of excellent quality. For the cost of a copy of a picture, an envelope and about $1.00 in stamps ... all under the cost of a BIGMAC or a glass of wine or a can of beer or ... many other things, we all get to see how innocent we were ... such happy little people ... with the exception of those that were having 'bad hair days' ... Maren has also advised that those Bombers who have access to scanners [Kinko's can scan pictures and put them on a floppy disk, too] can scan their grade school pictures as JPEG's [.jpg] at 125% of original size. Then email the scanned images ... to send one image per email. In that format the pictures can then be manipulated for WebPages inclusion. AND if one does not mind taking a chance on one of the mailing services, there is always 'Return Receipt Requested' and 'Certified Mail' ... FedEx and UPS ... SO ... in addition to Steve's plea to the class of '65, let me add my own wailing ... The class of '59 has 2 little pictures from Sacajawea, 4 little pictures from Lewis and Clark and 4 little pictures from Marcus Whitman. All you Bombers get into those dusty places of your past, dig in those old photo albums, root around in your attics and garages ... FIND those grade school pictures and share them with the rest of the world...!!! Thanks -john '59 ******************************************** >>From: Lucy Schmidt Mahoney (61) RE: Newberry's Not only do I remember the chocolate malts at Newberry's but that is where I got hooked on BLTs. Oh what memories. -Lucy Schmidt Mahoney (61) ******************************************** >>From: Robert McCullough (65) RE: Newberry's To Patricia de la Bretonne (65): Oh yes I remember stopping in Newberry's for their malts. They actually had pretty good food there. But then we were a little younger then and everything tasted good. Used to stop at the other end of the Uptown at the old Tammy's Coffee Shop in the old Thrifty Drug Store. -Robert McCullough (65) ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) RE: Borah To Kathy Wheat Fife (79) A little known fact of Bomber Sports History: Borah of Boise came over and played the 1965 Bombers football team. They beat us 53 to 0. That was not a good year for Bomber football. -Billy Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Ted Smith (66) To: John Wingfield (66) Hey Wingding, Put me down for $100 for your American Diabetes Marathon. Go for it, 66ers. Make John's trip to the Big Island worthwhile. I'm just glad it's you and not me who's training and running. Remember the softball game in the Bomber Bowl a day or two before graduation where you and another not-so-tiny guy landed on my ankle as I was attempting a slide into 2nd base. The sprain put me on crutches for graduation. -Ted Smith (66) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) To: Dickie Fitzmaurice ('67 WB) I'm so glad to see you found this wonderful web site! It was great to hear from you! You mentioned lots of folks who have been at our various reunions, so I'll try to fill you in from my (weak) memory! Kathy Hills, who was at the 30th reunion, is a historian in Seattle, and does research on many of the grand old buildings in Seattle, to see if they qualify for the National Historic Registry. I saw John Miles, possibly at the 30th, but perhaps the 25th reunion. Didn't talk to him much, but he seemed as brilliant as ever. Barbara Franco was at the 25th, also didn't talk to her much, but I'm sure her brother can fill us in... (Marc? help?). Christy Peterson was at the 30th, sounds like she has a very full & successful life (quite wealthy, I believe), and is as sparkly and friendly as ever. She lives somewhere in the Midwest (or at least farther East than our fair state). Jeanne Lewis was at the 30th, still looks about 30 and has a VERY YOUNG family - guess kids keep her young! You didn't mention Marcia Chapman, but I happen to correspond with her occasionally. She lives in Seattle and is very active in her church, and is involved with the lives of children & one grandchild. Her husband Philip is a computer guru, but I don't know if Marcia has ever even ventured onto this site (prove me wrong, Marcia!) I saw Marcia Parker at the 25th. She & her husband had been sailing around the world for a few years. What a life! I hope some of the people I've mentioned here will correct this information, as it is a bit "fuzzy!" Dick, you should come to the R2K reunion - I'm sure you'll find many people you remember! -Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) ******************************************** >>From: Janis Cook Tames (68) To: Don Panther (62) I too, remember the lunch counter at J.J. Newberry's. It was the greatest thing to do on a Saturday afternoon. Great big Cokes in glasses with lots of ice and big plates of fries!!! Then we would go to the candy counter and buy a dime's worth of chocolate. What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon, on our bikes. Plus, I also had a crush on a certain young, dishwasher. -Janis Cook Tames (68) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Largé (68) To Janet Franco (73): Yes, I still play Trumpet (quite a lot, as a matter of fact). My daughter graduated in '96 from Olympia High. They have the same good 'Ol Washington State University Fight Song as good 'Ol us do. (They don't do it as well, though). I even sing and dance (a little), I've been giving people a song and a dance for years! (Raise your hands if you've heard this one!) Anyway, after the pain subsides . . . By Saturday, you're talking about Saturday, 5 months from now (I hope). I can't remember who I talked to, but I did put my name in for the R2K band/reunion. Do me a favor, and keep me posted on "Band" activities, would you, (this is what I get for not reading my e-mail for awhile - it comes in spurts and sputters). Good to hear from y'all! - Joe Large (68) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Helen Cross Kirk (62): Helen, I would love to be your prearranged "phone a friend" for sports questions when you get on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. I think the dollar value of the question would be appropriate compensation. What do you think? To Patricia de la Bretonne (65) and Don Panther (62): The Newberry's lunch counter was awesome. Patricia, you are right about their chocolate malts being delicious. They were the kind that the retro, art deco, shops in some malls are trying to copy. Real powdered malt, hard ice cream, and hershey's syrup all mixed up in that metal mixing cup. I also loved the Newberry's hot dogs. It was the first place that I remember seeing the hot dog cooker where the dogs were grilled on those rollers. My mom and I would go shopping and the day wasn't complete until we had lunch at Newberry's. To Frank Hames (69) and Jeff Curtis (69): Great memories and information about the bands in the Tri-Cities. Your recollections of the names really brought back memories. In high school, a school dance would be a bust without a live band. I remember I was the business manager or something for the ASB in '68 or '69. Small clubs were having trouble sponsoring dances due to the risk involved financially. If a dance was poorly attended, the club, after paying the group, could lose more money than they could afford. The truth was that with the popular groups the dances were always money makers but the risk prohibited some clubs from sponsoring. I came up with an "insurance plan" where the ASB would pay the band if the dance was a bust thus insuring the club from losing money. The idea worked. Clubs sponsored dances. They made money and we had some great dances with great high school bands. Do you guys remember what the going rate was for a band to play a dance in those days? Regarding the picture of a packed Dawald Gym. The next time you look at the picture, notice the "bird nests" at both ends of the upper level. There were ladders leading up to these perches and the radio play-by-play guys broadcast from there. Way the hell up there and away from the action. Frank Murray is now right on the floor, as he should be, broadcasting Bomber games and I can't imagine him crawling up into one of these nests to call a game. Also, remember the "hacks" you could "earn" by throwing war balls to the ceiling in Bomber gym and knocking off chunks of that foam crap? It was stuck (sprayed on) chicken wire up there and served as the ceiling. Rish would see chunks of this stuff on the gym floor and start sniffing out the perp. The hacks would be forthcoming. It turned into quite a cat and mouse game. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Larry Fritts (71): Are you the same Larry Fritts who grew up on Sacramento Street? -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) Are there any Denver or Detroit Bombers? The "Atomic Comic" is doing a little road work. I'll be in Denver (Westminster) at the Wit's End Comedy Comedy Club, Feb.2-6th and in Detroit (Royal Oak) at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle Feb. 23-25th. I hope to see some of you if you can make it to the shows. I'm also opening for George Jones on Feb. 11th at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, OR. Go Bombers! -Brad Upton '74 ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Carlos Garza (90 Date: Tue Jan 25 20:12:09 2000 class reunion Anybody have any info. on 1980's 20yr. class reunion? Any info would be appreciated! -Carlos Garza (80) ******************************************** >>From: Tamara Chitty Marlin (80) To Diana Williams Francis (80) The plans are in the works for the 20 year reunion for the class of 1980! We are searching for many classmates still so if you haven't yet received a flyer you may be on our "missing list". Another flyer will be going out in February. The dates are Aug. 17, 18, and 19th. You can Email Marla for more info or to update any addresses you may have. We are looking forward to a great time together! Tamara Chitty Marlin (80) ******************************************** >>From: Wig Davis (82) Happy Birthday Budzie. Your a legend in your own (mind) time. Give me a jingle. -Wig Davis (82) ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Tomaszewski Seidl (94) Hello RHS Alumni. I've been reading the Alumni Sandstorm wondering if any of the class of '94 subscribes. Ryan and I are living in W. Richland now with our two daughters, ages 3 and 5 mo. I work for COGEMA Engineering in Richland. Anyone coming back here for the 2000 reunion (R2K)? I know our class isn't having one per se, but it would be nice to catch up with people if they will be in town. -Jennifer Tomaszewski Seidl (94) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notices scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 Ralph Lee, class of '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/28/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers & 1 Woulda Been today. Ray Gillette (49), Gloria Adams (54), Kenny Webster (55), Gus Keeney (57), Dennis Robertson (60), James Johnson (60), Denny Damschen (62), Carol Converse (64), Steve Upson (65), Peg Wellman (66), David Black (67WB), Bill Henniger (69), Frank Hames (69), Anita Fravala (73), Miriam Lewis (76), James Walters (80), Julie Derby (90), Jennifer Tomaszewski (94) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) To Dick Roberts (49): You mentioned a jazz guitarist who was a semi-regular in the early days of the Gaslight Tavern. A name just popped up from my aging subconscious and I wondered if it was the name that you were seeking. John Laschapelle. Could that be the one??? Obviously, I am not sure but it seems like a name out of our distant past (along with Jack Smith). Regards, -Ray Gillette (49) ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher (54) Someone asks who the manager of the Richland Theater was in 1954. It was Don Dietz. I was an usher and then really hit it big with a promotion to the cashier of the Richland while Don was managing. He was a great guy but he sure did watch those entrances were people used to TRY and sneak in. Don has passed away now but his wife, Betty, is still living in Richland. -Gloria Adams Fulcher (54) ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Webster (55) To all bomber alumni of the fifties... I keep reading about white buck shoes and think that Jimmy Dean Boyd (55) should wear those same shoes to the y2k reunion. I seem to remember trying to make a fashion statement with blue suede. Blue suede shoes and suede belts (about 1/2 inch wide, went really well with those great flannel one-button roll suits. That plus the Ducktail hair cuts recently mentioned by Carol hollingsworth (55), and Mary Winston (55) were also a big seller for the guys. I think that the blue suede shoes were right around the time of the cordovan wedgies also. Real cool!!! Bob Kaiser (55) ...where are you? -Kenny Webster (55) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) To Marilyn Richey (53): I remember watching you pitch. You seemed to have such a devastating effect on the batters with your fast ball. The only other person that I know that compared was Jim Smith (58). I remember trying to bat against him in Pony League. I would see him go into the stretch an hear the ball hit the catchers mitt. It was like watching you wind up and have the same effect on your batters!!! I never did see the ball in any case. To Max Sutton (57): Good to hear from you on these pages. and I look forward to seeing at R2K. To Gene Horne (57): My younger brother Jack (65) says he would like to see you again, maybe at R2K. He's going to be there. To Dean Enderle (57): Has anyone heard from Galen Walley (57). He had a small band that I used to sing background for. Remember "Rock & Roll With the Imperials"?? I even went to see him play after I got out of the Navy at one of the clubs around the Tri Cities. I ran into Sulley Bayless (57) on one of my trips home a few years ago. He said he was on the faculty at CBC and loving it. That's all for today, Maren, thanks again. -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: James Johnson (60) RE: Mark Black (66) / William McIntosh To Gary Behymer (64) I've received numerous reports from the USMC Historical Center re: Mark's unit/activities, and so on. He was in "K" Co, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Can you help me get in touch with William McIntosh? His message says he was with Mark when he was hit. Unfortunately, his email address is no longer in effect. Thanks, -James Johnson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis (Robertson) Beatty (60) RE: Memories To Phil Jones (69): Your memories of Dawald gym have stirred up a lot of memories. Back when they first opened the gym I was a young basketball referee just getting started. As part of our "duties" we were to wait near the entrance to the floor area for the visiting team to ensure there was no harassment or bothering of the players as they entered. I remember that when the JV teams came out to play the place was maybe 10-15 percent full when the JV game started. They would walk out to the floor and immediately their eyes would get wide as they surveyed the size of the place. As the JV game progressed towards half-time the gym would steadily fill up. When they came back from the half break the gym was usually pretty full, and quite noisy, and if the Bombers JV were having a hard time it would immediately change to our better as the other team was overcome by the crowd. As we left the floor a lot of times we saw the Varsity team come out and the visitors would again do the same thing. I have been to games all over the country and some in Europe but that is the most intimidating place in the world for high school kids to play, especially if from a small town. For Brad Upton (74): Wished I still lived in Denver to see your act. Hear you are great. As a scheduling tip don't plan on coming to the Salt Lake Valley during Jan or Feb. The state legislature is in session and that is a tough act (comedy) to top. It does provide for 45 days of hilarious laughter and the idiots even put it on TV for the public free. I know that I have paid for entertainment that hasn't been that funny. For the Bomber Basketball Fans: I remember the '58 team as the First to win it all. There has been a lot of talk but overall that team, down to about the 7th or 8th man, was awesome. With big John in the middle, teams were just intimidated by his presence. Of all the players mentioned I remember Bob Frick (60) as the quiet sophomore who just seemed to be the glue. He had a canny knack of knowing exactly where the rebound was going even before the shot was put up. As a group they were something to behold. As for the number of "stars" we had and why weren't more in the top 100 lists that permeated the last year, maybe it was because of Art Dawald and Frank Teverbaugh. I never once heard them talk about individual goals or accomplishments. We had great teams because they were "TEAMS". Phil, Jim, and all the rest were outstanding athletes but most of all they were strong components of strong teams. Happy New Year to all and See ya at R2K. -Dennis (Robertson) Beatty (60) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) I hate it when I'm stupid. Always have. Since most of the attendees at our reunion meetings are from classes of the 60s, I don't think the following ideas for R2K are necessarily stupid. What do you think? I've listed my top 9 (everybody has a top 10). 9) Kick the Bucket 8) 20 Questions Shouted into your Good Ear 7) Musical Recliners 6) Spin the Bottle of Mylanta 5) Hide and Go Pee 4) Simon Says Something Stupid 3) Red Rover, Red Rover, the Nurse Says Bend Over 2) Pin the Toupee on the Bald guy 1) Sag, You're It! I'll offer these suggestions at our next meeting unless I decide that they are indeed stupid. I hate it when I'm stupid. later, -denny damschen (62) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Boy, do I ever remember the lunch counter at J.J. Newberry's. It was really good. I also remember having the chocolate malts there, but for some reason I always thought they were milk shakes. I remember most places having the metal cans for mixing back then. Nobody makes them as good as they were in those metal cans. TO: Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB) Is your mom's name Peggy? If so, I know you. Later, -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Upson (65) RE: Grade School Pictures To John Northover (59) and Maren Smyth (64) Thanks for your help, John and Maren! I've added your suggestions to some of my own and placed a set of instructions for web site submissions on the '65 home page. Feel free to critique the instructions. I think the photocopying idea is great ... and not too tough or expensive to accomplish. I also agree that almost everyone will want to retain possession of their memory stash, so taking things in to a copy center makes perfect sense. I hope the word spreads and many alumni heed the call and share their wealth of images. Thanks again, -Steve Upson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Peg Wellman Johnson (66) Great idea, Ted Smith (66), helping to take the sting out of John Wingfield's (66) absence from R2K by donating to diabetes research. (Wingfield will miss R2K because he's running an Hawaiian marathon to raise $$$ for diabetes research and awareness.) Many of you remember our '66 classmate Janet Ramerman who also had diabetes and died in the early years after our graduation. She and her twin sister Leta attended West Side UP which was the only place I ever heard Janet mention her disease. She was a quiet, pretty girl, always had a smile. Until Janet's death I am sure I considered diabetes a pretty innocuous disease. Her death woke me to the fact that it's a killer - - and still is. So in classmate Janet's memory, and with best wishes to John and his daughter, I'll match Ted's $100 contribution. Just tell us where to send 'em, JW, and good luck. -Peg Wellman Johnson (66) ******************************************** >>From: David Black (67 Woulda Been) RE: Chief Jo and Carmichael alumni I went to junior high school at Chief Jo and Carmichael then we left Richland when my dad got another job in Southern California in 1964. I was in 7th and 8th grade at Carmichael and 9th grade at Chief Jo. It would be interesting to see what has happened to some of the people who were in Junior High School with me. I am David Black. I now live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. -David Black (67 Woulda Been) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Henniger (69) To Steve Piippo (70): After 26 years of coaching jr. high/middle school basketball I called it quits this year. The last 11 years I did boys and girls basketball and cross country. I took it as far as my enthusiasm would allow. I actually only had 7 years of undefeated boy's teams at Carmichael with a couple of teams that lost just 1. I realized my intensity had faded when I failed to pick up even a single technical foul in my last 5 years. (what kind of a role model is that!!!) I've personally dedicated the old Carmichael gym with my name engraved in the concrete walls. It is to be torn down in 2 months so my fame is to be short lived. Such is life. The new Carmichael gym that is to be opened in 6 weeks will be the pride of Richland. It is a beauty with 2 full courts downstairs and 1 full court upstairs. I was pleased to have some input on it's design. I turned the boy's program over to Mr. Larson this year and he had an undefeated year. -Bill Henniger (69) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames (69) To Phil Jones (69): I am really trying hard to remember what we would get for a dance. I seem to remember getting $200 at a CYO dance in Richland with The Pastels. When we played at ColHi (in the girls gym) or at the community center I think it was maybe between $150 and $200. It's been a long time. -Frank Hames (69) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin (73) To Marilyn Richey (53): Marilyn, I so enjoy reading your entries! You know absolutely everything about Richland don't you?! Anyway, just a quick question - what exactly is "music you understood?" I'm looking forward to seeing you this summer! To Janet Franco (73) Hi there "locker partner" for many, many, many years! I have been reading the entries for a while now and have wondered where you were and why you hadn't written in! Sure was good to see your name again! Looking forward to seeing you this summer! -Anita Fravala Griffin (73) ******************************************** >>From: Miriam Lewis (76) RE: Newberry's etc. To Robert McCullough (65): I loved the Tammy's Coffee Shop in the Uptown. I used to get the french fries all the time. They had that Formica with the little kidney shapes in red and yellow patterns and you could see into the store if you sat in the booths because there was no wall between the booths and the rest of the store. I loved the Thrifty Drug Store too. It was a den of treasures for me for years. I used to lurk in the back reading (yes, and not buying) the magazines and would spend hours deciding on some undoubtedly junky jewelry to buy as a birthday present for my mother. What a contrast to today's brightly-lit drug stores with their uniform displays. -Miriam Lewis (76) ******************************************** >>From: James Walters (80) To Carlos Garza (80), Diana Williams Francis (80) and anyone else interested in the class of 80 reunion: The class of 80 has a site at Click on [1980] As mentioned, the Reunion will be in August. -James Walters (80) ******************************************** >>From: Julie Derby Hewitt (90) RE: Class of 90 reunion Hi everyone! Does anyone know about the Class of 90's ten year reunion? Please send me an e-mail at if you have some information. Thanks, -Julie Derby Hewitt (90) ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Tomaszewski Seidl (94) To Larry Fritts (71) Are you the same Larry Fritts who taught AP chemistry for a year (or two?) at RHS in 92 or so? -Jennifer Tomaszewski Seidl (94) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/29/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today. Marilyn Richey (53), Bill Smith (55), Jim "JD" Boyd (55), Sherrill Hamlin (55), Carol Bishop (57), Patti Jones (60), Gail Cyphers (62), George Barnett (63), Rosann Benedict (63), Kathy Rathjen (66), Margi May (66), Patty Yarger (66), Rick Maddy (67), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Jeff Curtis (69), Phil Jones (69), Rich Crigler (70), Steve Carrigan (70), Mike Davis (74), Tim Doyle (80), Bryan Dykeman (99), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Anita Fravala Griffin (73): Hi Anita and Family. Haven't seen you in years. I know you keep up with my brother, Alan. He is still not doing real well but tries to keep busy. I see your mother occasionally - like the reunion last September. What I meant by "music you could understand" is you could hear the words to the song and not be drown by drums and a bass guitar as it is today. THE MIXER How many of the former students remember the THE MIXER in the uptown district where the Tahitian Room Restaurant is now? It was open from '51 - '54 with the interior green and gold and was going to be the place students would come to eat and hang out after games. It just never took off because everybody would either be at By's or at the bowling alley restaurant and the The Mart. Since the bowling alley and The Mart were opened 24 hrs, that was the place for nite owls. By's stayed open until 1:45 am 7 days a week. HISTORY ON CARMICHAEL JUNIOR HIGH Somebody wrote about going to Carmichael. Carmichael opened in April, 1949 with students from all the grade schools moving into the building. I remember walking down from Marcus Whitman with my books and supplies moving. There was only the 7th and 8th graders for the year till June. Since RHS was a four grades high school at that time, the next year some of the 8th graders that were now freshman moved to RHS and the rest stayed back at Carmichael. Then the next year RHS became a 3 year high school with 10 thru 12th grades in l950. The building of Carmichael caused a lot of problems in Congress because to build it cost 2 million dollars. A senator from Iowa brought it up in Congress. One of the reasons it cost so much was running through the land was an irrigation ditch and this had to be dealt with in it's design. So it could have had an underground water ditch going through it. The water way was just as it starts to drop off to the lower level that goes to the gym. Oh how I remember the principal Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Bjorlund, Mrs. Harmon etc. Another feature that was in this building was that in every class room were these blue fluorescent lights that was a air purification systems that killed germs in the rooms. The only thing was you were not supposed to look into them. This and some other reasons such as the very beautiful doors leading into the auditorium. This part of the building had a new way to have set designs for plays, etc. The set would be up in the ceiling and come down when needed and the one not being used could just be hoisted up and out of the way. It was quite a building in those days. It still looks good to be that old and they are now resorting and remodeling the building. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [1948 aerial photo of RHS/Bomber Bowl/Carmichael with the ditches 'drawn' in. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Bill Smith (55) To Kenny Webster (55), Mary Winston (55) et al. Sorry, but "Ducktail", "Princton" and even "Crewcuts" may be very difficult for many of the class of 55 who are follically challenged, as in my user-name. -Bill Smith (55) ******************************************** >>From: Jim "JD" Boyd (55) WHERE IS JACK MORRIS??????????? -Jim "JD" Boyd (55) ******************************************** >>From: Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55) Hi, this is Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55). You are absolutely right - we need more class of 55 responses. We are planning our 45th reunion in conjunction with the club 40 celebration this September. Please, class of 55, if you are online e-mail us at or write us at [deleted street address for Sherrill's privacy] with the names and addresses of anyone you might know the whereabouts of from the class of 55; or contact them and ask them to help us out. We want to be as accurate on our invitations as possible. That's all for now, as I'm at work, but I'll join in this wonderful site again soon. Love the memories - however I'm realizing that I must have been brain dead back then because until you mention these things I don't remember hardly anything. I loved that time in my life so I know I'm not blocking it out. Thanks for the memories. -Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) HI Gus Keeney (57).... Tell your younger brother that Gene Horne (57) will be home and is looking forward to seeing both you and Jack.... and any other fighters out there?? -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens (60) Hi, Just bought a computer and through Fred Phillips hooked up with the Alumni Sandstorm. What fun going through the past couple of years and the daily Sandstorm news from everyone. My thoughts like everyone have been so interesting. The story about Muscles brought up the thought of the nicknames that so many of us had in our school years. I remember having quite a few at one time, such as Birdie, Pat-Pat. Does anyone else remember their nicknames? A couple of the names I remember were California (an army guy) & Moon Buttons. Looking forward to both re-unions this summer. Thanks to all of the volunteers. -Patti Jones Ahrens (60) ******************************************** >>From: Gail Cyphers (62) RE: John Laschapelle To: Ray Gillette (49) and Dick Roberts (49) Ray, I believe your recollections are correct. John Laschapelle actually ended up teaching guitar at Korten's in Richland starting in the mid fifties, I think. I took lessons from him for several years in the late fifties and early sixties as did many others. He was also good friends with my next door neighbor Jim Cates. They worked together in the 'areas' so I got to know him in other ways as well. As I recall from his stories, when he was playing professionally he did play at the Gaslight as well as many other places in southern California prior to landing in the Tri Cities at the Gaslight. He played beautifully, was a very nice guy and had enormous talent. I learned a great deal from him. Thanks for the reminder. -Gail Cyphers (62) ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett (63) I see in today's Sandstorm (1-28-00) that Ralph Lee was posted as deceased. Went to the web pages and read the Tri-City Herald obit. (thank you to whomever accomplishes this unsavory task.) I really get a kick out of reading the blurbs of times past from fellow Bombers and today was definitely bitter sweet. It's bad enough when you read about a fellow Bomber that crashed, but when it is a class mate, and a person with whom many memories were shared, sort of takes the wind out of one's sails. It just doesn't seem that long ago that ole Ralph and I took a rooster pheasant head, mounted it on a stick and plugged it into a patch of weeds about 30 yards out from the Twin Bridges on Joe Barker's place. We gotta lotta mileage out of that one every year!!! Almost half the "road poachers" would see it, and scramble to crank a round or two before realizing, "they were had." HERES YOUR SIGN Ralph was one of the last of the "Aggies" at Col-High. He and Chuck Gardiner (63 deceased) would entertain the troops regularly with their wit and off beat humor. Enough already, between reading Ralph's funeral notice, Jim House's remember the past post, and my own reflections from school daze er (days) and on through Viet Nam (three tours) and up to the present, I'm saturated in sog. As I look at the clock, your funeral would be in progress NOW, ole Buddy. Sorry I can't be there. HAPPY HUNTING!!! You WILL be missed. -George Barnett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Rosann Benedict (63) Loved Denny Damschen's (62) Top Ten List for the R2K Reunion. I think Denny's wit and skill was evident when he was a writer for Sandstorm in the 60's, and it hasn't faded much. And I do hope there will lots of folks from the classes of the sixties at the reunion. I'm looking forward to seeing everybody, and I just hope I recognize Denny after 40 years. And Denny - you'd better not be as thin as you were in high school. -Rosann Benedict (63) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) RE: Janet Ramerman (66) Yes, Janet had diabetes, however, she died of cancer in her early 20s. That does not change the fact that diabetes is destructive and deadly. -Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) ******************************************** >>From: Margi May Legowik (66) To Ted Smith (66) and Peggy Wellman (66) I will gladly meet the $100 diabetes challenge for Johnny Wingfield's marathon run in Hawaii. My dear father-in-law suffers from the disease and has survived an amputation and various other complications. As Peggy said, just tell me where to send it! As for the lunch counter at Newberry's -- I remember chocolate sodas. The vanilla ice cream would develop a thin crust of ice when the soda was poured in! Wow! I can still savor it in my mind. Thanks for the non-fattening memories! -Margi May Legowik (66) ******************************************** >>From: Patty Yarger Dulle (66) RE: JJ Newberry's Just couldn't resist: the memories of JJ Newberry's hot fudge sundaes for 25 cents were the very best in the world!! Anyway, the memories I continue to read keep reminding me of many things. -Patty Yarger Dulle (66) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To James Johnson (60) RE: Mark Black (66) / William McIntosh The best of luck, or whatever you call it, finding what you are looking for. Thought I would throw these your way too, or anyone interested. I. This is a page listing the sites of Marine Corps units in Vietnam. Unfortunately, 3/9 does not have a webmaster. But, 1/9 and 2/9 do. The webmasters on these pages can possibly lead you to a lot of different places and people from 3/9. I found a Marine that was involved in helping save my life and putting me on my medevac chopper in here. He is the webmaster of 3/5 Kilo and we “talk” regularly. You will understand what the crimson red on the Marine Corps uniform is all about after visiting. Fairly small world in here: II. This site is loaded with locators, Wall info, government, Vietnam myths (you all will enjoy this one), etc. etc. - a lot of information. Vietnam Veteranville III. The best map of Vietnam on the internet (I, II, III Corps). These maps are HUGE, so download is a wait, depending on your horsepower. Semper Fi, -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) I finally found my class pictures from Marcus Whitman after an exhaustive(?) two year search. Went past the album they were in about a dozen times with the explanation that "they wouldn't be there in a million years." HA, HA. I had them scanned and am now working on names. I will let everyone know when and where they are posted. I couldn't wait for Valentines Day at school. What I really liked was the informal competition among the girls to have the best Valentine box. We did wonders with shoe boxes and crepe paper from Densow's. -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis (69) RE: Band Compensation To Phil Jones (69): I think Frank Hames (69) is correct. We used to get around $200.00 to $250.00 for a gig depending on venue and number of guys in the band. Obviously if you had a three piece you could accept less and still make the going rate per player.. I'm pretty sure that the RHS mixers paid about $200.00. All of the jobs were "casuals" in those days which simply meant "one-nighters". In later years as I started playing bars and taverns we would book for multiple nights and possibly weeks so the per diem compensation was less but the overall pay was much more. Kind of a bulk rate. In the late 60s, to get fifty bucks each for a few hours of rockin' out was a great job. In 1968 I washed dishes at Smitty's Pancake House on GWWay for $1.35 per hour and ....... well let me put it this way - I still hate restaurant pancakes (and washing dishes) but I love to play guitar in bands. -Jeff Curtis (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Billy Didway (66): If memory serves (I was thirteen at the time) Borah beat Richland 53 - zip and Ike followed up the next week with something like 60 to zip. Plus or minus 113 to nothing. Not a good start. I believe Steve Priest (who later played in the NFL with the Rams) was on the Borah team and Ike had Steve Dale who later was a backup to O.J. at USC. This could be pretty wrong but I'm sure somebody from '65 could surface and clear up the details. You could claim that you witnessed the game from the visitor's band section if you prefer that to admitting you were actually on the team. Actually, many of those guys were my idols growing up and this didn't matter a bit to me. I still wanted to be a Bomber, just like them. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Rich Crigler (70) To Steve Curd (70): Saw your name and couldn't help remembering the worst defeat of my life -Chief Jo's annual Turkey Trot. I started the race in true sprinter fashion 1\4 of the way I could taste the turkey - how proud I was going to be to bring it home - Yes the Crigler family was going to have turkey for this Thanksgiving not the usual meat loaf. Then I took a wrong turn around the backstop - sprinters don't turn - the pole vault runway is straight. When I saw you go around and head off into the distance the other way and the others follow, my legs were dead and meat loaf was sounding pretty good. I remember you won the turkey and can't even remember me finishing. How could running that far be worth anything? Distance runners were obviously a sick group. Never have gotten over that. Today we would sue and want equal turkey for the sprinters. (Mike Reardon would have won that) -Crigler 70 ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carrigan (70) Just a note to tell you how great this website is. This is my first entry and it's to Rich Crigler (70) to say thanks for turning me on to this site when I was home last summer. And while I'm thinking about it that great intro at our lockers when we were sophomores. Also, great to hear Franco (70) still has an outstanding memory. Anybody have any ideas on how someone from Carrollton, TX (suburb of Dallas) decides whether to attend the all classes reunion or his 30th which are approx. one month apart? Both sound like they're going to be pretty exciting. To Dick Roberts (49): Do you have a son named Dick who graduated in 70? -Steve Carrigan (70) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Larry Fritts (71): Let's jog your memory: 1. H. Guy Ammerson 2. Billy Bee 3. Playing "Wipe Out" over the phone to the KALE disc jockey who then broadcasted it over the air. 4. The green "hunk out" couch on the Davis' patio. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Tim Doyle (80) To all class of 80 Bombers: We are going to have a great 20th reunion this summer. I can't believe it's been 20 years.... ouch. We're planning a golf tourney for Friday afternoon, August 18, at West Richland. Mark Buchanan promised he would play. Seeing that is worth the price of admission. The committee is doing a great job putting things together. They have events planned for Friday night and the main bash on Saturday. I hope we get a great turn out. I'm still trying to find my old Styx albums!!! -Tim Doyle (80) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Bryan Dykeman (99) Date: Thu Jan 27 23:23:14 2000 1999 Richland Bomber Graduate Please add me to the ever growing list of Bomber Alumni. My mom, Kim Richey Dykeman (74) told me about this site. Looking forward to receiving my daily dose of Bombers. -Bryan Dykeman (99) ******************************************** >>From: BJ (Billie Jean) Davis (Bomber Mom) To Bill Henniger (69): Bill, Your wife's mother was my best friend when I moved out here in 1950. I made a path from my door to hers because every time I heard Fran cry I would be down to pick her up. She was so adorable. Bernice was a very special lady that put up with a very lonesome kid. I had just left a bunch of little sisters and Fran became that to me. That was long ago and I don't imagine she even remembers me, she was just a baby. I haven't seen her since but always will remember your wife and her mother. -BJ (Billie Jean) Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/30/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber spouse today. Dick Roberts (49), Dottie Sargent (51), Ralph Myrick (51), Marilyn Richey (53), husband of Glenna Kelly (55), Kenny Webster (55), Marilyn Stewart (62), Pitts Armstrong (63), Joe Largé (68), Rick Polk (70), Spencer Houck (71), Jeanette Dyken (73), Cecily Riccobuono (77), Kathy Wheat (79), Tamara Baird (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) To Gail Cyphers (62) Yes, John Laschapelle, he's the jazz guitarist I recall. Thanks. You got to take lessons from him and I got to listen. A thrill for both of us. To Steve Carrigan (70) My kids are all California boys and girls. Three still live in California and one lives in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Oldest, Rick, is a post production supervisor in TV. Currently on "Blind Date". Watch the credits. Second, John, is a community service representative for Blue Shield. Third, Lee Ann, lives in Utrecht and is a song writer and lyricist, director of a group called "Kids Krew" that have a couple of CD's under their belt and works part time for a local newspaper and does translations. Fourth, Linda, is a performer, currently on the road with the Disney production, "Beauty and the Beast". It is a total blast when they all show up for the holidays with the seven grandsons and one grand daughter (the princess). To Maren Have you frozen your whatchamacallit off yet? Better come down here and thaw out. Thanks for your courage and commitment to keep on keepin' on. -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Dottie Sargent Rath (51) To Marilyn Richey ('53) I've been meaning to write in for quite awhile now. One of the reasons was to say "hello" to you. It's been quite a few years, but I can remember knowing you quite well as Don and Alan's little sister. I also remember what a great pitcher you were. I had a nice talk with your brother, Don, a few years ago at a Club 40 reunion. He remembered my dad "Sarge" so well, and I think you probably do, too. He was so involved in the softball program in Richland at one time. As a matter of fact I'm sure you remember me as "Sarge." You and I and Anna Mae (McCleary) --had some good times together. I have to tell you, you are a real asset to this group with that treasury store of memories you have. It sounds like you are still in Richland. It's been so much fun hearing people reminisce about the Hi-Spot and The Mart - a couple of our hangouts. We had some great times there. And hearing about Muscles who we saw a lot of back then. He was always so friendly. It was always "Hey, Sarge, what d'ya say??!!" He covered more territory on that bike. Enjoyed hearing about Alan's car. I'd forgotten about that and how his buddy, Earl Skow, did so much of the art work on it. Earl has been part of our family for many years, married to my sister, Mary, who is gone now. Anyway, great to hear from you, Marilyn. Glad you found this list and hope to see you at the big Reunion. We are over in Port Townsend now after many years in Prosser. -Dottie Sargent Rath (51) ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Does any one remember George Wall? He went to Lewis and Clark when I was at Marcus Whitman. I never knew him, but did play touch football, basketball, and softball against him. He goes to the First Baptist Church on Wright Ave and so do I. That is how I found out about him. If you want to contact him, send me an e-mail and I will get it to him. -Ralph Myrick ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) RE: STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS The Bombers went to the state tournaments between 47 thru 59 every year but l949 and l952 in Seattle. At that time the tournament started Wednesday morning at 9:00 am and ran through Saturday nite. There were 16 teams and games all day and evenings. It was so different then. Richland always had about a thousand or so persons in attendance and that didn't count all the grads who lived in the area who turned out for the games. Students planned from one year to another on going to the state tournament. It was like a given thing that we would go. You had to have all your work in to the teachers and if your grades were not good they wouldn't sign your slip to be excused from school. I remember we were all taking Washington State History class from Mr. Kelly (some of you will remember him) and we had to have this large map with everything outlined and colored in to him before we could go. So some of the basketball players and others didn't have theirs done and we won the valley district tournament on Saturday nite before we were to leave Tuesday evening on the train. We took the glass out of my mother's coffee table and put it between two tables with a lamp under it and took a finished map and traced it and put all the rivers and etc. and others colored them. We stayed up Monday nite finishing these off and handing them in on Tuesday morning to enable us to go to the tournament. Those were times when getting to go up there for four days was the highlight of the year. The Bombers were always one of the favorite teams people came to watch and they were the "Running Bombers" and most of the west side of the mountain played the slow-pace basketball. Going shopping a Nordstrom's which then was only a shoe store down town and had 7 floors of just shoes, going to eat at Ivar's on the pier was a big deal. Most of the school stayed downtown in the hotels so everything was close. People would plan their vacations for that week so they could take their kids up to Seattle. The places where very strict on the kids in the hotel and some would get kicked out and have a hard time getting a room. Now you just get the weekend and really don't get the backing of the community as in those days as it was really a family outing or trip every year to enjoy. The '57 Bomber team was a favorite to win the tournament. The team of Norris Brown, C.W. Brown, John Meyers, Jim Castleberry, Pat Crook, etc. had the talent to win the title. The next year they put it all together adding Bob Frick to the team as a soph. I probably missed only about 10 games between 50-58. when I left Richland. It was really fun to watch those teams and watch "Daddy Dawald" (affectionately called behind his back) coaching. When I was in high school, sometimes kids would walk down and watch the practices. I always said that if you could survive Dawald's practices you could survive anything. He would make them run without ever dribbling the ball. If you dribbled the ball, the other side got the ball. He believed in passing and running. I remember once he told me something about basketball, "THERE NEVER HAS BEEN A DRIBBLE GET THERE BEFORE A PASS" and never forgot that from him. He was a very interesting man when you got to know him. Those are some of my memories about the Bombers. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Husband of Glenna Kelly Gandenberger (55) The recent Sandstorm entry trying to jog the 55ers out there seems to have done a lot of good. Glad to see such a big response. I'm trying to get my wife, Glenna Kelly (55) to go to the Y2K reunion but she says that she doesn't think anyone would remember her as she didn't participate too much in any of the activities that are sometimes spoken of here, although she still has her class book, and does remember most of the people whose names do show up on the site. I think it would be fun for her to see old friends and old classmates again. Bomber husband, Tom Gandenberger -Husband of Glenna Kelly Gandenberger (55) ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Webster (55) To Richard Johnson (55) Great to hear from you and I instantly thought of your family and the kindness that your Dad always had during his photography sessions. (Many of you will remember that Richard's father was "the man" for portrait and class photos. ROBLEY JOHNSON STUDIOS). I'm glad that you are well, but was saddened at your news of the passing of Bob Booth (55). I knew him well and was in the scouting program with him when we were really young. His father was the troop leader. The strip of land between the barber shop and the buildings adjacent to GWWay that has been mentioned several times had a lot of interesting shops for kids to pass through on there way to the cold dip in the pool at the park. How many of you would stop in the shoe store and stick your feet into the xray machine to see the image of the bones in your feet??? I equate that with following the DDT truck during fogging. Growing up in the atomic town and doing some of these crazy things... I marvel that we don't all glow in the dark. C.C. Anderson store on the corner across from the Richland theatre was another great place to cut through and see the latest Jantzen sweaters etc. I remember a really cool sweater that was a color somewhere between Campbell's tomato soup and a Mango. Wow! Keep the faith all you Bombers.. Hi JD Boyd (55) aka Barney Bear -Kenny Webster (55) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Stewart Stephenson (62) To Gail Cyphers (62) Gail, It was indeed John LaChappelle who played the guitar during the 50's and taught it as well. In fact, he is still active playing the guitar and teaching it as well. I did not have the good fortune to know him then, but met him later when working with his wife, Joanie. They are both retired although John still teaches, and doing well. They are wonderful people and love hearing from their old students. They are still living in the same place, and would so welcome students, present and past stopping by. -Marilyn Stewart Stephenson (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Armstrong (63) RE: Rock Baby Ralph Baby Rock T Lee Who remembers Ralph Lee down-shifting on the hill by the cemetery and racking out the pipes in his Hot Rod Ford. He was a lot of fun. Rest in peace, Ralph. -Pitts ******************************************** >>From: Joe Largé (68) To Denny Damschen (62): Dear Denny, I hereby nominate you to be our official Game Manager for the next up-and-coming R3K get together!!! -Joe Largé (68) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Polk (70) To Steve Carrigan (70): Steve, You old goat. Rick Polk here. Remember, from Richland Baptist Church. Where have you been the past 30 years??? Great to see you on here. Man, seeing your name on here brought back a flood of memories from growing up at RBC and the events down there. Glad to hear from you. I'm at if you feel up to writing. -Rick Polk (70) ******************************************** >>From: Spencer Houck (71) RE: Small gig band To Phil Jones (69) and Jeff Curtis (69) The band I was involved with my senior year must not have been too good since we were rather a rag-tag group. The leader was from Birmingham, Alabama and had spent some time up in Bellingham he has a Les Paul guitar and then we had Dan Raile (72) on keyboard and Donnie Nielsen on drums and a couple of different bass players which we eventually just did without. I had a truck so I got to carry the equipment around to all the different places. As I remember we did a couple of dances at the KiBe High School, did the Moose lodge once and several church dances. The most I remember getting was $50 and all I got we gas money. Oh yea we did do a battle of the bands at the park that last summer after graduation, it was kind of fun. -Spencer Houck (71) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanette Dyken Yarger (73) I also remember J.J. Newberry's. It was the coolest place!! The milkshakes at the soda fountain, santa claus upstairs, and colored chicks for sale at Easter. -Jeanette Dyken Yarger (73) ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) With regards to the bowling alley French Fries. Long before McDonalds came along, the bowling alley had the best fries. For .35 cents you got a HUGE plate of fries, and for a nickel extra you could get tartar sauce to go with them. I can remember Donna Recker, class of 76, and I would "spare change" at lunch time so that we could go after school down to the bowling alley for a plate of fries. This was long before the bowling alley had been remodeled, and the restaurant was still just a counter type diner. Several years later when the bowling alley did a lot of remodeling, they had a name the bowling alley contest. My father, Phil Riccobuono, who was, and still is, and avid bowler, won the contest. He didn't win because they liked any of the entries he submitted, but because he had entered the most. First prize was a 13" black and white portable TV., which by the way, I still have, and the name, if I remember correctly, remained Atomic Lanes. They never did change it, at least for a few years anyway. Oh well. We got a new TV. We were happy. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To Bill Didway (66) and Phil Jones (69): Thanks for some more history of the Borah/Bomber game. We will soon be Borah Boosters (even though I'd rather be a Bomber Booster). We do love Boise and have enjoyed raising our children here. The skiing is fabulous and we only live 16 miles from Bogus Basin. Two new quad chairs and lots of fun, so there are some benefits! Not nearly the support for high school sports here as there is in Richland but we do ok. How many times and in what years did the Richland basketball teams play in State? I remember going to some state games in grade school and junior high I think.... in the days of Dick Cartmell (73), Mike Neill (75), Bruce Wallace, etc...? We are so fortunate to have had committed coaches like Coach Teverbaugh, Coach Neill and Coach Castleberry, in my days, and obviously the tradition started long before that. Here in Idaho many coaches stay a year or two and move on in their careers, kind of tough on the kids. Does anyone know the status of Coach and Mrs. Teverbaugh and their family? I have some significant memories of their valuable advice given to me. We lived a few blocks away from them and Kelly was a special grade school friend and I wonder how they all are. -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: Tamara Baird Cullison (79) RE: Junior High Church League Basketball Anybody else remember Junior High Church League Basketball? I went to Westside church and as I recall the teams in the mid-to-late 1970's had some good games. -Tamara Baird Cullison (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 1/31/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Teacher's funeral notice today. Buddy Gene Keller (50), Jim "JD" Boyd (55), Carol Bishop (57), Bill Hoyle (58), Dennis Barr (58), Rose Boswell (61), Roxanne Knutson (62), Dave Hanthorn (63), Rob McCullough (65), Gerald Stein (66), Debra Dawson (74WB), Gayla Hinson (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Buddy Gene Keller (50) RE: Class of 1950 Attention My name is Buddy Gene Keller. I am a graduate from the class of 1950. Our class reunion will be this year and I want all our class to subscribe to the Alumni Sandstorm and do some writing about your life and if you plan to attend the reunion September 9, 10, 11. I just just found out about the R2K reunion this summer so I hope our class can be at both reunions. I have been reading the Sandstorm and really enjoying all the things that people remember about Richland. I came to Richland in 1945 from Des Moines, Iowa and I was only going to be there for one year. My Dad was going to be there just a short time. I remember that ice cold swimming pool and we'd all see who would be the first one in and that person was the bravest for that day. I remember how the Bombers were always getting beat in sports except for the 1947 basketball team of Conley and Marcum. I think our class of 1950 broke the loosing problem by winning the football championship and our basketball team went to the state tourney and from then on the Bombers have just had a remarkable record in sports. I remember all the Marilyn Richey (53) stories and she spent a lot of her time at our home since she loved to be around my mother. -Buddy Gene Keller (55) ******************************************** >>From: Jim "JD" Boyd (55) Does anyone remember my "peter rabbit pants"? -Jim "JD" Boyd (55) AKA Barney Bear ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) To Marilyn Richey (53) The basketball team of '57 was the greatest... but you left out a few of the key players... such as Bill Johnson.... Russell Burks.... Will Gill... Les McDowell... George Stephans... Ken Ryan... and Dee Maruca... just to name a few more... great team... Thanks for all your input.... love reading all your history.... -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Hoyle (58) To Marilyn Richey (53) I wondered when somebody would bring up "State". That was the highlight of the year, it wasn't IF we were going to state. It was where were we going to stay WHEN we went to state. Our group always stayed at the Frye Hotel downtown. A real flea bag but you could get away with a lot there! The Hotel has been torn down now but, god the memories. One morning we ran out of room to store more empty beer bottles in our dresser drawers, so we loaded about four cases of empty "Olys" in the elevator and sent it to the lobby. One year Wayne Jackson {57) came back to Richland a true hero. He had been served at a real bar without being asked for ID and fell off the bar stool and cracked his head that required stitches. Like I said, a true hero! You may remember his mom, she worked in the Col-Hi lunch room for many years. You forgot to mention Bill Johnson of that '57 team. He was the glue that held that team together. So many felt that it was going to be the team that gave the Bombers their first State Championship. Sure would like to hear more from some other '57, '58 and '59 Bombers. I know you are out there and have a lot of memories to contribute!!!!!! -Bill Hoyle (58) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Barr (58) To Marilyn Richey (53): Thank you for putting into words the wonderful years of Art Dawald, and his "Bombers". It is so hard to put into words those wonderful times that we all had following our Bombers up and down the valley and the trips to Seattle and the will to win our boys had. All of our teams have been special, but none so in my mind, than those who go first and paved the way.. the 58 Bombers!! No one expected them to even get to state, even Art had his doubts. With only John Meyers at 6'6" and Bob Frick at 6'1"... and the rest of the starters 6' or less, they with the true "REFUSE TO LOSE" attitude they did what no one except themselves could dream of. That team beat the #1 and #2 teams on consecutive nights and in doing so beat many future pac-ten players. Anacortes had no starter under 6'3" and had two of them 6'6" and 6'7".. but the '58 team refused to quit and were the only ones standing at the end. Other teams underestimated the .. Heart!! and the running Bombers broke theirs.... I've been at state for every Bomber Championship, and loved them all... and was so proud to claim them for my own. There have been wonderful players through the years, but basketball is a team sport. The 1958 Bombers were a TEAM... check out the picture in the gym and you'll see the special spark and now what I mean..... BOMBERS HAVE HEART.. all of them!! Again thanks Marilyn for your wonderful comments... Bomber classmate 1958.. -Dennis Barr (58) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) I've been organizing my pictures, and haven't looked at them in lots of years. I found grade school class pictures for 5th and 6th grade at Jason Lee. Then I found my individual pictures too. Fun to see Leslee Nelson (61), Judy Williams (61), Naomi Gould -- does anyone know where she went?.. Irene DeLaBreton (61), Marvin Carstens (61), Tom Alberts (61). I worked at ATT with his son Cory, What a neat kid. And all the rest of you that were in Mrs. Easton's class with me and Mr. Tesson. Hope I spelled it right. Sure had a lot of nostalgia. Also I found a packet of pictures my folks bought of the Hanford Atomic Works and area. Shows some of the houses and downtown Richland. There were 15 pictures for fifty cents. Also found a bunch of pictures of the 1948 flood. shows the Y and Kennewick area flooded and they are really interesting. Does anyone remember Sharon Mitchell? There were a lot of people I would like to know about. If you were in school with me I'd like to hear from you. I hear a little from Leonard Peters (61). Would like to hear more. I know he has the house that Muscles lived in. I remember waiting for the bus and he would ride by on his bicycle. Always waving and saying hello. Too bad it took me so long to remember how nice it was to grow up in a place like that. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) RE: Memories! How many of you old Bomber girls remember the ritual of walking around the Uptown, while the guys that had cars drove around in opposite direction in order to have eye contact. The girls having big rollers in their hair in anticipation of a big date that night from one of the big "hunks" in one of the cars. I think the rollers gave the signal that you were ready for the big question! Who is going to ask me out this Saturday night? This ritual went on for I don't know how many years, but Seemed like forever. Lot of shopping, giggling, looking at clothing, and looking at the opposite sex went on every Saturday all day long! This was back in the 50's, I don't know if it went on during the 60's though? Several weeks ago I brought up the question to all, What was "Muscles" favorite saying? Everyone said "Hey! Hey!" but if you think about it you forgot the "Ho" in it. "Hey Hey! Hey-Ho!" was the complete saying! Have enjoyed all the memories about Muscles so far. I can remember being 6 or 7 or 8 and being so envious of Muscles having monkeys in that cage behind his house. My Mom kept telling me how dirty monkeys were, that I really didn't want one. I still think of those monkeys when I pass that house. I believe the cement slab is still there where the cage was. I have a friend from the class of (60) Ron Stratton, wanting to know if anyone knows where and what Kathryn Riggins (60) is doing? Just send in any information and I will relate it to Ron. Thanks! Reading all these entries about where the best place to eat, and what we ate. at the bowling alley, By's burger, Tammy's, or J.J. Newberry's, It is amazing we weren't "One Ton Annie's" One of my favorite stops was Wade's Ice Cream next to the Tahitian. Every day I would first stop at the Uptown Thrifty for a Payday candy bar, then off with my Mom to have a ice cream sundae on her break while working for Stanfield's Floral. Wade's had the best ice cream in the world. Anyone else remember that place? I need to quit reminiscing and get ready for the big game today.. See you all later! -Roxanne Knutson Short (62) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) Sorry to hear about Ralph Lee (63) passing. We were friends back at Spalding. About the '65 game against Borah HS. My memories of that game (I was going to CBC that year after flunking out of Wazzoo for the first time) were as follows: The scuttlebutt going around town at the time was that Borah HS played out of state games against teams like the Bombers because they were not part of the Idaho HS sports association because they held practices year-round to give their kids a head start on getting college sports scholarships. I never knew if that was true or not, but it certainly explained that 53-0 score over the Bombers. I do remember that the Borah kids looked a LOT more together than the Bomber kids, like you would expect from a team that practiced year-round. Can someone help out here? Was that a true story, or just some sour grapes on the part of over-zealous Bomber fans after a bad loss? -Dave Hanthorn (63) ******************************************** >>From: Rob McCullough (65) RE: Old Gaslight To Ray Gillette (49) Talking about the 'Old' Gaslight, back when John Laschapelle played there, Ron Monk played piano and the did a lot of Honky Tonk. John played the Banjo a lot then there. Used to be able to get some of the best Pizza to go with your beer there too. The times the I am thinking about that they played there would have been somewhere around 1977 or so. Can't remember how long that they played there. -Rob McCullough (65) ******************************************** >>From: Gerald Stein (66) RE: Tastee-Freeze My wife and I are currently in St. Joseph, Michigan. We were driving down a street in town and ran into a Tastee Freeze on the corner. It was exactly like the one in Richland below the High School. The franchise must have all used the same building, because this one matched it exactly. Still makes good ice cream and the fries are still the best! I had always thought the one in Richland was one of a kind since I have never ran into any others. So, if you are in St. Joseph, Michigan and want to recall some fond memories, drive down Niles avenue and you can run into some. -Gerald Stein (66) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) Date: Sun Jan 30 01:57:31 2000 I lived in Richland and West Richland for most of my young life, so I feel closer to Bombers than to the Yakima high school where I graduated. I attended the 10th and 20th Richland/Hanford High reunions, and would like to keep in touch with my childhood friends. Although I am the world's worst correspondent, I am GREAT with email!! Gotta love this technology. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74) ******************************************** >>From: Gayla Hinson Aldridge (75) To Rick Polk (70) & Steve Carrigan (70): I remember both of you from Richland Baptist Church. Don't know if you remember me though. I think my dad, Bill Hinson, was pretty good friends with Steve's dad back in 60's & 70's. I married a classmate of yours Joe Aldridge - maybe we'll see you both at the reunion. -Gayla Hinson Aldridge (75) ******************************************** That's it for this month. Please send more. ******************************************** ******************************************** December, 1999 ~ February, 2000