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   Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ February, 2000
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17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/1/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~ ALL BOMBER REUNION 2000 (R2K) 144 days left till R2K (June 23-25, 2000) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Al Hester (50), Dave Brusie (51), Dick Epler (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Ginger Rose (55), Carol Bishop (57), Ann Napier (60), Gail Cyphers (62), Earl Bennett (63), Marilyn Swan (63), Leona "Mari" Eckert (65), Glenda Gray (66), Vickie Andersen (67), Diane Hartley (72), Michael Lemler (72), Anita Fravala (73), Mary Foley (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Al Hester (50) What a treat to read the note from Buddy Gene Keller, Class of '50! He is really very modest. He doesn't mention his own star role at Richland High School. If my memory serves me correctly, he was one of our outstanding all- around athletes. I remember him scooting nimbly around the basketball court, darting all over the place and giving a tough time to opposing teams. If I remember, he was also a baseball and track letterman. I have been thinking along the lines of Gene. We really need to be getting our recollections together for the Class of 50 and about life in Richland. I have considerable experience in desktop publishing and would very much like to obtain our classes' recollections on-line (hopefully with photo attachments) to gather them and to publish them in a hard-copy printed (and perhaps CD-ROM) edition at a reasonable price. I would want the permission of the web masters and leaders of our wonderful Alumni Sandstorm to do the project as a souvenir book to be made available by next September for the reunion, which I certainly hope to attend. I was an editor of the high school Sandstorm and would really like to be editor of a collection of our memories. It would be a labor of love for me. Copies would be priced as reasonably as possible. Let's face it: we aren't getting any younger, and such a book would be a real legacy to pass on to our children and friends. It would also be an incomparable historic source for Richland and Benton County. What do you think, Gene, and all others? If there is interest, I'll check with the powers that be to get permission to do the project. Depending upon response, such a publication might run from a small paperback up to a full, perfect binding paperback book. And photos would really be wonderful. This is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity! -Al Hester (50) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) RE: Vera Brusie To Robert Ship (64) Yes, Vera Brusie was my mother. She enjoyed going over to Richland either on the Bus, or with a ride from someone working in the areas. Most of the time she would get a ride to the next lesson by the mother of the student, or just walk. She would quite often have lunch at one of the homes for the price of a lesson. She didn't feel that the price of a lesson should place a hardship on the parent. Thank you all for keeping her young at heart. My mother passed away in 1978 at the age of 83. -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) To Marilyn Richey (53): Marilyn, Do you remember a basketball player of the early 50s by the name of Alton "Whitey" Schell? I think I've followed the Sandstorm since it's inception and have yet to see Whitey's name mentioned. If Richland went to State in '50 and '51, then Whitey had to be part of the reason. [See ALL the Basketball stats at the link below. You can also see team stats for each class year on the Class home page ('43 thru '58 anyway. -Maren] All Bomber Sports Click the Basketball Link. As my wife sometimes reminds me, basketball was my first and only love in high school. Upon arriving at Col High in the fall of '50, the basketball team was first thing I checked out and I thought Whitey Schell was the best high school basketball player I had ever seen. I'm a big fan of Larry Bird, and Whitey was like that, even to his expressionless manner of play making. Flying thru the air toward the basket, he had the most beautiful fluid motion with the ball switching from one hand to the other and with an equal probability of winding up in the basket or to an unguarded shooter under the basket. The play-by-play announcers loved describing Whitey's moves: "... Whitey drives the base line behind the basket, leaves his feet ... wraps his left arm around two players ... spins the ball off the glass and IN ... all without seeing the basket." The 1951 team didn't have quite the support for Whitey as in 1950. I remember a newspaper write-up that told of Dawald trying to get Whitey to stop making his passes so spectacular as they were often dropped by a player who just didn't believe anyone could thread passes that way. It may be that Whitey had other problems that year as he just didn't seem to have his head in the game and I don't think the 1951 team got very far at State. I guess Richland had players in later years that were as good or better than Whitey, but I never got to see very many of them as I left for the Air Force soon after graduation. In his early years, I guess Whitey was the quintessential "gym rat" and worked as hard on his left hand as the right, which developed into a skill that was a rarity to see in the those days. I never heard what happened to Whitey, but I would guess that he didn't go to college. He had a lot of talent ... and I was jealous. -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Dave Hanthorn (63): The year of '65 I was attending Central Washington and came home the weekend that the Bombers played Borah High out of Boise, Idaho. They were big and strong and a great quarterback. And yes, the very next weekend they stomped Eisenhower 60-0. They were kicked out of their conference for practicing all summer long as well as some other infractions. But the funny part is I think Ed Troxel who came to Kennewick later is the same coach who did all this in Idaho. And they have put him for saint hood in Kennewick. Interesting don't you think? -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Ginger Rose Reed (55) Thank you for the information. And thank you for all the work you do keeping this site going. Yes, I would like to be added to the Alumni Sandstorm e-mail list. I have enjoyed reading about the memories of those who graduated in the 50s and especially my class of '55. It sounds like a great many memories have been covered already. Along with Mary Winston (55), I got a haircut from Laura Dean Kirby (55) on the train coming back from the State Basketball Championship games. I had to go to the beauty shop the next day and get the shortest haircut I've probably ever had. Laura Dean did go on to become a great beautician tho. Has anyone mentioned we were the first class at Chief Joseph Jr. High and got to choose the school colors and team name? The name was Warriors but I'm not sure about the colors - seems like blue & gold? I remember some of the guys wanted black and blue - probably the football team! Also, from our grade school years, does anyone remember the little cartoon guy in the Villager newspaper - Dupus Boomer? Seems like he was a cross between Kilroy and an atomic man. Remember "Kilroy Was Here"? I look forward to hearing from others from our class and hope to see everyone at the R2K reunion and am glad to hear we are having a Class of '55 celebration in Sept. -Ginger Rose Reed (55) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) Hi... I was sorry to hear about Jo Rathbun passing away.... they lived next door to us for many years on Cedar Ave..... anyone know where the boys are... Doug... Chuck... and Rennie..??? -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Napier McKibbin (60) Good Morning, This is my first entry so I will tell a little about my life since high school. I went to work the fall of 1960 for Kaiser Engineers while building the l00-N Reactor. What an experience. Married on June 3, 1961 and my husband name is Bob. We have to two children, Terri and Michael. We have 3 grandchildren, there are Melissa (15), Chris (13) and Josh is 8 years old. Gary Bartlett is Terri's husband's name. There live in town so I can see often. Michael lived in Bellingham, WA with his wife of 9 years. He works for Alpha as a computer expert. He re-designed all of there computer equipment and went to England in December to up-grade the company's computers there. Mostly what I have been doing since working at l00-N is taking care of the kids and being a volunteer. I was on the Board of Directors at Marcus Whitman for 8 years. I was in charge of the health room by getting volunteers to man it since they quit having school nurses in the schools. Then I was Vice-President at Carmichael for one year. Now I am a volunteer for Kadlec Auxiliary, Inc. at Kadlec Medical Center. I have been a member for 12 years and during that time I was on the board for six years as a board member, President of the Auxiliary as now I am a past president and treasurer of the WSAHA Auxiliary of the state. Which means I am a state officer. I love volunteering at Kadlec and by the way for those out of town, Kadlec Medical Center is doing a 37 million dollar upgrade. Doubling the CCU and Emergency rooms and adding more space on the west of the hospital by adding a two story addition. The big addition of the east end will be two stories too with the possibility of a third. There will be adding a extra surgery suite for the Open Heart program that Kennewick General and Kadlec our doing together. Bob my husband works for Staveley, Inc. in Kennewick since 1967. He started in storage garages in Richland expanded to a new building next to Batelle and work there until 1980 when a company from England bought them out and they moved to Kennewick at there present address. He is one great guy and also is a Ham Operator K7VNW in case any of you are hams out there and would to contact them. I passed by Novice and now going to take the Technician next month. So I hope to be a ham too after all of these listening on the air. I waited this long because I didn't like code and now they have a no-code license. Will enough for now and please e-mail me. I found a long lost neighbor. Her name was Darlene Minard. I was sure nice hearing from her. -Ann Napier McKibbin (60) ******************************************** >>From: Gail Cyphers (62) To Marilyn Stewart Stephenson (62): Marilyn, Thanks very much for the update on John. He was a big part of many of our lives in those days. I'm glad to see that he continues to be who he always was, a talented person that wanted everyone to be successful. -Gail Cyphers (62) ****************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett, Gold Medal Class of '63 to Gerald Stein (66): I'm not so sure about ALL Tastee Freez being identical. I was pleased to find a Spudnut Shop two blocks from where I worked in Charlottesville, VA, from '81-'84. Last summer I came back to work at the same place, and of course the first day back I stopped to pick up some Spudnuts. I wrote a couple of entries to the Alumni Sandstorm about what the manager there told me about the history and status of the chain - that would have been last Spring sometime. Well, we finally sold our house in Northern VA and now we're renting an apartment for a year in Culpeper, about half way between my wife's hair salon in Manassas and my job. We plan to buy a place closer to Charlottesville at the end of the year, probably in Madison County. Lo and behold, about 3 miles south of Madison on U.S. 29 where I commute past it every day, is a Tastee Freez! However, it's bigger than I remember the one in Richland being. Of course, the memory has failed me several times since the Alumni Sandstorm started, so I won't be dogmatic about it. This one has about 6 or 8 tables for four between the door and the counter, which is centered at the back of the customer area. Yes, the fries are great. Haven't tried the ice cream yet, but soon! When I get another serial port installed on my PC, I'll download a picture from my wife's digital camera and provide it for comparison to Richland's (and St. Joseph's). May take a while, though. My condolences to those touched by Ralph Lee's (63) passing. I didn't know him too well, but I know he had a lot of friends and seemed to enjoy good times as much as anyone. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett, III (63) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) Somebody mentioned Ron Monk playing the piano at the Gaslight. During the mid-to-late 50's Ronnie used to hang out at our house along with most of the kids in the neighborhood. Especially when my dad worked swing shift as a patrolman out in the "area". Many nights we were entertained by Ronnie's "Honky Tonk" playing as we had an old upright that he would put thumbtacks on the backs of the keys and it made the neatest sound. He was a very accomplished piano player and I'm not sure he ever had lessons or read music. Our neighborhood back then was just a lot of fun. Besides Ronnie, his sister Phyllis, there was Duane and Mike (Mickey) Azure, the Thaves girls (Bonnie, Marlene & Carloyn), the Minear kids, and probably Leslie Hutchinson and Donna Bowers, as they were around a lot. What memories! Somebody mentioned nicknames the other day. Duane Azure (59) nicknamed me "Myrtle" and it stuck with me for years until luckily somebody decided my nickname should be "Mare". So whenever my "much older, retired" brother, George calls me "Myrtle" by mistake, I tell him I won't call him "Shorty" anymore if he don't call me "Myrtle". Never could figure out why "they" called him that as he wasn't really short. Now I guess we could call him that, memory being what it is at this age! Thanks to all who keep this site going it is such a kick to relive old memories! -Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) ******************************************** >>From: Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) To Roxanne Knutson Short (62) You mentioned "Wade's" Ice Cream Parlor. Next to the Tahitian Room? By any chance should that be, Ward's, rather than Wade's? Remember loving the hot fudge sundae's my sister, Rita, served me when she worked at "Ward's." They had to be the BEST! -Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray (66) To Gerald Stein (66): Yes, I remember Tastee-Freeze... their soft vanilla dipped in chocolate was my favorite.. We used to stop on the way home from swimming at "The Big Pool" in the heat of August.. was the finest!!! -Glenda Gray (66) ******************************************** >>From: Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) RE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE To Margaret "Maggie" Gilstrap O'Hara (74): I can't believe both of us Bombers ended up in the middle of a little place called Big Lake, Alaska - but I sure am grateful! This glowing in the dark is great - we ARE the Northern Lights! -Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) I am having a senior moment!!!! What was the name of the restaurant on Jadwin by the 7-11 and the Vet? It is a Mexican Food Restaurant at this time. The other place served pizza I think, and the fireplace was still the same. Thanks for your help. I bet Mike Davis (74) will know right away - he is up on all of the old places right Mike???? Thanks, Diane -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Michael Lemler (72) If I am not mistaken, it was 1971, Frank Luzzo and I had caught a ride to Spokane with someone that shall remain nameless. It was a great trip although I was told that I was supposed to stay home, but I already had gotten tickets and had been saving all my lunch money for a month to make it to the big show. I called my parents from Spokane to let them know that we had made it all right, knowing that I had better enjoy myself because it would be some time before I got out of the house again once we returned home. We had a great time at the game and partying with all of our friends. We stayed with my cousin in Post Falls, Idaho. On Sunday morning we all got up, and our driver noticed that he had a dent in his car, from running into a mailbox the night before, he wasn't very pleased and blamed Frank and I for the dent even though we weren't with him at the time of the SNAFU. He said that he was going out to start his car and that we should get our bags ready, as we were packing to take the trip back home, we hear the car pull away. There we were, wheeless in Post Falls. Frank and I got on I-90 with thumbs in the air. Not only did we make great time hitchin' home, we also passed our ride and beat him back to Richland, even though he had 45 minutes on us. I had so many great experiences with road trips to the different parts of Washington, and though many of them weren't quite this bad, there was always something to remember about every trip. It was a lot of fun to be in the gym for the big games on Friday and Saturday nights giving Herald Reporters Linda & George Hamilton a non- audible standing ovation, (everyone would stand and clap but your hands wouldn't touch) it was great, people who saw that for the first time thought that they had gone deaf. Life as a Bomber, it just couldn't be better. Of course graduating might have been nice too! Sure would like to hear from any other 72er's about the road trips and post season play. -Michael Lemler (72) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin (73) To Gayla Hinson Aldridge (75) Hi Gayla! I remember you, don't you know if you remember me (from Richland Baptist Church). Debbie Jackson and I hung out together and were good friends with Rhoda. Speaking of Rhoda - how is she and where's she at these days! Would love to hear from her! -Anita Fravala Griffin (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Foley Bazzano (77) Best french fries at the bowling alley? As a former Zip's car hop, I'd beg to differ. Best fries and tarter award to Zip's!! Newberry's was a great place as a kid. I, too, remember going there with my grandmother for a coke. What I remember most, however, was my dad buying a box fan there when we first moved to Richland in '67. That was our entire air conditioning unit for our A house the first summer. Did finally graduate to a swamp cooler the next summer, one that served us till Mom and Dad sold the Marshall street house in '98. -Mary Foley Bazzano (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/2/00 ~ GROUND HOG DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 28 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Pearson (50), Dick Wight (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Marguerite Groff (54), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Chuck Holtz (55), Jack Alexander (55), Brad Kuiper (56), Don McKenzie (56), Dennis Hoff (59), Larry Houck (59), Jim Thomas (60), Patrick Vaché (60), Norm Bell (61), Denny Damschen (62), Shirley Collings (66), Tedd Cadd (66), Cyndy Brooks (68), Joe Largé (68), Betti Avant (69), Gordie McMaster (69), Phil Jones (69), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74), Gayla Hinson (75), Marjo Vinther (77), Dave McAdie (79), Beth Young (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) To Al Hester (50) Yeh!! Al, forgive me but I have bantered your name around as my selection to do a collection of memories and you got my ESP! In fact I was just going to write Maren to see how I could get past emails as so many of them have good memory joggers and facts to try and put together a chapter from '46 to '50 and hopefully someone would take up the banner and eventually we would have many decades. I am most appreciative of your willingness to do this and I stand ready to help in any way I can. (as an aside, I have our Jefferson class picture - nothing to do with RHS but...) Thank goodness we of '50 have a professional writer among us!! I want to be first on the list for a copy!! Thanks again Al. -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Wight (52) RE: Alton "Whitey" Schell (51) Regarding Dick Epler's (52) comments about Alton "Whitey" Schell (51) on 2-1-00. Whitey was in class of '51 as I recall so was on the team that went to the state championships a couple times. Whitey was a fast, flashy player who was just the kind of player that fit into Coach Dawald's brand of basketball, I'd guess. If memory serves me right, Whitey went to Seattle U on a scholarship, but didn't stay there long. My last recollection of him was that he, like me, joined the Coast Guard in late '51 or early '52. Seems we were on the same train riding from Yakima to Seattle when I headed off to boot camp on 1-3-52. I'm sure there are others who knew him much better, such as Bill Tracy (51) who also joined the Coast Guard. -Dick Wight (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Bill Hoyle (58): The state tournaments in those days were the most fun for most students. The parents were there but let the kids do their thing like staying with other kids instead of staying with their parents in the hotels. The Frye hotel was the last resort and usually used if you got kicked out of the hotel you originally signed up for the tournament. I remember that one year Walla Walla (think it was 52) and they won the state tournament with a terrific team, they about torn up the HUNGERFORD HOTEL on 4th Avenue. That is where most of the Richland students stayed. They had reservations after that year of any body from the valley getting rooms unless their parents were staying there. I think that was one reason for changing the way they conduct the tournament now and they felt to many students were gone from school for this activity. Somebody mentioned Billy Jackson (54) and his conduct at the state tournaments and he did have a good time. I think Billy tried his hand in everything during those days and he later became the Sheriff of Walla Walla. HO HO. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) To Marilyn Richey (53): I am in awe of your memories from all those many years ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about the world I lived in and have been wondering why I didn't remember all of that - until you stirred my memories. One organization I don't remember you mentioning. That GAA (Girls Athletic Association). I belonged during my sophomore year. Didn't have time for it as a junior or senior. I'm surprised, but I even remember the membership initiation. I remember the Junior/Senior proms and Tolo dances. What great times those were. Then there was the Pep Club, drill team, snake dances, bonfires, homecoming parades (not to mention the getting out of class to decorate floats), High Spot, etc.; many of those memories laying dormant in my head. Thanks, Marilyn, for reviving them. They are all fun, happy memories and thinking about all of that - the years start to fall away and for just a little while, in our thoughts, we can feel again how great it was to be young. What a wonderful, innocent, time that was! I enjoyed my friends so much (even some of my classes), that I never wanted to miss school. I remember that one day in my senior year I had a terrible cold and my mom made me stay home from school. I was so upset - just knew I would miss something very important. I don't believe any of my kids ever begged me, "Please, Mom, let me go to school!" By the way, Marilyn, don't forget - you are always invited to join us again for any of our monthly lunches. To Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59): A while back you mentioned your Mom, Hazel Wilgus. My Mom, Betty Groff, knew your mother well. Mom worked at the Library in the 3760 Building, 300 Area, under General Electric and then Battelle. Eventually she moved out to 100- F Area and ran the Biology Library there until they moved back to the 300 Area and she set up the Library in the 331 Building for Battelle. I believe that your Mom was still at the 300 Area Library when I went to work for Battelle in 1968. I became acquainted with several of the gals that worked in the Library. To Classmates from 1954: Rarely see any of you out here in print. Marilyn Richey has so many memories, don't you all have some to add or is that all there is?? Also, Maren would be forever in your debt if one of you would step up and volunteer to take over our web page. I know there is lots of talent out there - and I don't think it takes a lot of time. So - you out there - step up to the plate and become our webmaster. We'll give you special privileges at our 50th reunion in 4 years. OK??? -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Ginger Rose! Glad to hear you are reading the Sandstorm and slowly but surely, we are getting the 55ers on this thing. Great fun. I remember you and Jerry were the King and Queen of the Prom. Right? Say Hi to Jerry for me. Chief Joseph Warriors were blue and gold and we got to pick the name and colors and fight song, etc. My Dad donated a picture of old Chief Joseph to the school and it hung in the lobby for a long time. Wonder if it is still there. It's only been 50 years! Nice to hear from you. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz (55) RE: Hair Styles and Memory To Bill Smith (55): Bill, I remember ducktails, princtons and crewcuts; even had a crewcut myself in high school. Unfortunately, my hair style now most resembles a stuffed Thanksgiving turkey ready for the oven. To Marilyn Richey (53): Marilyn, What a memory! Looks like you haven't been inflicted with the "Senior Moments" disease like Sherrill Hamlin Savory and myself. To Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55): Sherrill, Glad to hear my memory isn't the only one that has migrated south! I'm looking forward to seeing you all in June.... -Chuck Holtz (55) ******************************************** >>From: Jack Alexander (55) Regarding Kenny Webster's (55) remembering the x-ray machine at the shoe store Downtown, I remember sticking my feet in that machine and watching the bones in your toes move. It was supposed to show you how well your new shoes fit. When I mentioned this to a daughter one time, the response was a disbelieving "I have never heard of anything like that". Does anyone know the where abouts of Philip Beach, class of 55? He sent an address back for the 20 year reunion of Clovis, CA which is no longer correct. Does anyone remember which college he went to? -Jack Alexander (55) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Brad Kuiper (56) Date: Mon Jan 31 15:33:37 2000 I just found out about this site. It's great! I hope to hear from several old friends. I haven't been back to Richland since 1986 but I never forget it. Being a bomber in the 50's was great. I assume all the other years were also fantastic. -Brad Kuiper (56) ******************************************** >>From: Don McKenzie (56) RE: where is class of '56 It is disappointing to see more class of '55 submitting tales than '56. So decided it was time to submit my bit of trivia. Does anyone remember when their dad would bring home objects that had been dunked into the reactor. This done with glass objects that would change colors. I still have an ashtray (unused for 20 years) that my dad brought home. I think this was a common practice. Also remember those weekend shopping trips up the valley. I think we knew every road between Walla Walla and Yakima. Families would have secret spots where they would get wild asparagus, and favorite farmers to get produce, shopping trips to Buster Brown store in Sunnyside, where we'd put our feet in the magic machine and see our toes move, and the search for the latest Hardy Boy books. Then the big trips to Spokane, Portland, Seattle to go to see that special movie, on the Big Screen, such as Ten Commandments. Come on Class of '56. Let's not be bashful. -Don McKenzie (56) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) To Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) When you see or talk to your brother, George, Tell him hello for me as we spent many hours at the Duck ponds near Prosser with our Dads who worked together on Patrol at Hanford. I am living again in Richland and I just retired off of Patrol myself. I sure like to read about all of those who write into the Sandstorm Alumni. -Larry Houck (59) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Jim Thomas (60) Date: Tue Feb 1 15:15:33 2000 Just located you on the internet. Thinking about the class of 60 and Col Hi. Would like to hear from classmates and friends. I learned of the R2K but can not seem to get the information to sign up. I have retired from the Arkansas State Police as a post commander after 35 years and last year took a job as Chief of Police in Harrison, Arkansas. Looking forward to seeing friends in June if I can fine out how to sign up. -Jim Thomas (60) ******************************************** >>From: Pat Vaché (60) RE: Gaslight, Johnny and Ron The last couple of entries about the John Laschapella, Ron Monk and the Gas Light sure got my memory stirred up. I could not get to sleep last night just thinking about the "good old days" at the Gas Light. I worked at the Gas Light in '64 and '65. It was there that I met Kitty and began my life long romance. But that is another story. Today's story is about Jon, Ron and the music. What they did at the Gas Light was wonderful, light and fun. They could get the whole place up on its feet with song and laughter. The place would rock with people having fun. All those people having fun because Jon and Ron had what it took to create the music. But even better were those Saturday nights after the Gas Light closed. A house somewhere in Richland, I cannot remember where but probably John or Ron's house, became the place for some of the most incredible jazz. Other musicians would show up and the jazz would just pour out. You did not have to be a musician to know that in those hours you were in the presence of great artists playing for themselves and creating the ultimate music high. -Pat Vaché (60) ******************************************** >>From: Norm Bell (61) RE: Diane Hartley's (72) query The restaurant on Jadwin south of the Van Giesen 7-11 was Keystone Pizza .. now Isla Bonita. Great pizza but the franchise couldn't adapt to the "Hanford Lunch Flush." -Norm Bell (61) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) To: Rosann Benedict (63) Please say hi at the reunion. Don't be looking for that short skinny kid you knew in high school though. I've grown four inches since then. (But I'm the same height.) I filled out in all the right places though. I'd certainly hate to have wrists as big as my waist! It is interesting that this just came up. This past weekend I got a box down from my attic that contained what I have left of my Air Force stuff. I couldn't identify one of the articles. I thought it was a headband, but I knew I hadn't been issued a headband. Since it had a buckle I decided it must have been my belt! In the eighth grade I was the fastest kid on the Carmichael football team, but now I'm built for comfort - not for speed. To: Diane Hartley (72) I dreamed I asked Mike Davis (74) the name of the restaurant you inquired about. In my dream he was pretty sure it was a Denny's. later, -denny damschen (62) ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) RE: The winter of 1968-1969 In the last Sandstorm, I saw the words "first and only love" and decided to tell about my wedding to my First and Only love. Pam Hunt Cadd and I have been married 31 years as of today (2/1/00). I love her more now than ever. Our wedding just about didn't take place. Some of you remember the winter of 68-69 here in Washington? The Christmas break at WSU in Pullman was my first experience with 40-50 degrees below zero weather. I was working on the clean up crew on the then-new student union building. All the pipes had frozen and it was a mess. About a month later, January 31st, 1969, the bride, groom, maid of honor (Peg Wellman (66), and best man (Gary Bush (68) set out to go to the wedding in Richland. That state-wide snowstorm closed just about all the roads in the state at the time. As we were waiting for the road to Richland to open, we saw a car that was being towed in from that road. The snow had packed the engine compartment so completely, the engine had cooled down too much to run. Our wedding party arrived sometime in the early morning of the wedding day. I remember opening gifts at the Hunt's house between 2am and 3am. The wedding rehearsal was at noon and we were married at 7:00pm. I think we were both asleep by then! Our originally intended honeymoon was snowed in and we spent a night at the Red Lion. Then the roads cleared a little and we went to Spokane for a couple of days. It was a crazy start to a great marriage and I want to thank Pam for a wonderful, hard, stick-together-through-all-this, Godly 30-One- derful years together. I love you, Pam. -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Cyndy Brooks (68) RE: Class of 1968 Honors our Veterans I have made a page honoring our class of 1968 veterans. Please e-mail me if you are a veteran or if you know someone who is. Thank you! -Cyndy Brooks (68) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Largé (68) To Vickie Andersen Simmons (67): Gee, Vickie, glowing in the dark is what us Richlandites do best! My kids still use me for a night light. All I have to do is smile! CIAO for Now! -Joe Largé (68) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: Groundhog Day Well, here it is - Groundhog Day, 2000. Remember when we were kids the big day was eagerly anticipated with finding out if the "big shadow" was seen or not? Boy, how even that old tradition has been commercialized what with "Phil" living in a heated groundhog house. It seems when it comes time to say yeah or nay to winter, the spotlight is shining on his little, brown, warm body. Oh, well, if that is progress, whatever. Have a good one no matter what "Phil" has to say about it. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Gordie McMaster (69) RE: ColHi69 World Greetings The reDEBUTE of the ColHi69 web page is in process, after several frustrating months of dealing with the "GO" network, the ColHi69 world has moved to TRIPOD and can be found at please explore it and your comments are greatly appreciated. I want to THANK 2 people, Maren Smyth for her coaching and patience while I experimented with new thoughts and ways to do things and to Daniel Laybourn (70) for his graphics design of all the buttons used throughout the ColHi69 web pages. One of the ongoing projects all of us, your Bomber webpersons, have is collecting valid email addresses, just like when you move you notify the US Postal service, please notify your webperson & the Sandstorm team. Currently another of the ongoing projects all of us, your Bomber webpersons, have is collecting grade school pics (and the names that go with them). If you can assist in this endeavor, please contact any of the Bomber webpersons, we will gladly assist you in how to get them copied or scanned for use on "YOUR" class website. TRIVIA question (ColHi69'ers have the answer): Can the rest of you see what was used by Daniel Laybourn as the back ground for the '69 "memory" button? Thanks, have fun and enjoy -Gordie McMaster (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Carol Bishop Horne (57) Carol, Are you Sandy's mom? I too was saddened to hear of Jo Rathbun's death. I saw it in these pages but haven't talked to Rennie yet. That won't be so easy. Rennie and I have been best friends for years. We first met in 1963 as twelve year olds. We pitched against each other in the Little League city championship game. We were high school friends and college room mates. I was his best man and we still remain friends after 37 years. I need see how he's doing. Rennie lives in Seattle with his wife, Ingrid. Chuck is in Spokane and lives around Qualshan (sp) Golf Course. Doug is in Cour de Alene, last I heard. He had worked at The Resort but is doing something else now I heard. Jo had an interesting life and was super active and involved. She remained a big Cougar fan, I suspect, until the end. To Diane Hartley (72): Food places I remember around the area of Jadwin and Van Giesen were the Red Steer in the late 60's and 70's. I don't recall a place prior to that. There is a pizza parlor remotely in the area today, originally a Pietros than Abbey's and the current Mexican place is Isla Bonita next to the vet. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) These are late night ramblings. Wasn't the Isla Bonita a Keystone Pizza? JJ Newberry's was great for a lot of things but hanging out in the upstairs and looking at all the toys my parents could not afford for Christmas was a memory. Living in Spokane in '74 and '75 I had to take the bus to school and there was a Newberry's downtown. I had to get my bus change buying the candy, and there was a fountain. I'm sure that is long gone now. Regional and State memories are great ones because in my high school years we were 3rd in regionals, 1st in state, and 2nd in state. Staying at the old hotels was great. I went to a Halloween show 3 years ago to see all oldies including Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits. It was at the Davenport and the ballrooms looked great. I heard a japanese group of investors were renovating the place. What was the name of the 5 and dime place in the uptown area about where the Towne Crier is or close to. I think it started with an r. -Greg Alley (73) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Greg - I'm remembering the marquee (is that what it's called?) Outside over the front of the store: "5 and 10" - big with a red background and white text??? Seems like I remember my Mom calling it "The Tenny" -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Diane Hartley (72): My dearest Diane, It's a hard thing to face up to when the old mind starts to slip, huh? (Believe me, my family lives with it every day with my older sister, Sheila) I believe you are referring to the place that was once "Keystone Pizza". The place is now Isla Bonita. Now, Diane, listen carefully, the vet building next to it toward the north used to be the 7-Eleven until it moved next door to a new building on the corner. I sure hope your innocent inquiry does not spark a major debate like the Sambo's fiasco. I couldn't take it again! Please, all you "Tiger Butter" fans let it go!! And Diane, if you are not convinced with my "Keystone" answer we'll have to go right to the source - Mr. Boog "Springboard" Alley!!! Take care. -M. Davis (74) bPS - Hey Fritts, still waiting for your reply! ******************************************** >>From: Gayla Hinson Aldridge (75) RE: Isla Bonita To: Diane Hartley (72) The Mexican restaurant on Jadwin is Isla Bonita. But didn't it used to be Saenz's restaurant (or maybe it was just owned by the Saenz). To Anita Fravala (73): I sent you Rhoda's e-mail - didn't think she'd want it published here. We could have an RBC reunion on this website too it looks like. Good to hear from you. -Gayla Hinson Aldridge (75) ******************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther Burt (77) To Cecily Riccobuono (77) and Mary Foley (77) RE: French fries: I honestly don't think I ever had any fries at the bowling alley, but Zip's' French fries and tartar sauce were definitely (and still are) my favorite -Arctic Circle fries and sauce come in a real close second! I also remember eating Zip's burritos with tartar sauce - which to my kids sounds like a disgusting combination, but my friends and I loved it! Zip's had a really good tuna salad sandwich too........ great, now I'm hungry - maybe we'll go pick up some Zip's tonight! -Marjo Vinther Burt (77) ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) To Diane Hartley (72) Diane, A "senior-moment"? You have a few years until those set in I think :) The restaurant you are referring to is Isla Bonita. It used to be Guadalahara's - when they moved from the sprawling metropolis of West Richland. It was Keystone Pizza and they used to show Keystone Cops movies, but something also sticks in my head (uh-oh a senior moment) that it may have been a Shakey's pizza too. -Dave McAdie (79) ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To Diane Hartley (72) The name of that restaurant on Jadwin was Keystone Pizza when I was in high school (78- 81). It was where us band/color guard members used to hang out after the football and basketball games. Those where the days when video arcade games where just starting to get big -Keystone had a couple of video games, Centipede, or something along those lines. I never thought the pizza was that great, but we were there just to hang out, right??!! It is now Isla Bonita, but was one or two other Mexican places after Keystone but before Isla Bonita. I think it was a Saenz's. Seems like it was something like "Moon Palace," a Chinese place, for a little while too. You're right: the fireplace was still the same. Was nice after marching half time shows in the cold. -Beth Young Gibson (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/03/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 28 Bombers and one Bomber WB today. Carolyn Hollingsworth (55), Ginger Rose Reed (55), Bob Lattin (56), Carol Purkhiser (56), Mike Bradley (56), Tom Hughes (56), Loron Holden (57), Missy Keeney (59), Rose Boswell (61), Denny Damschen (62), Roger Fishback (62), Sharon Brooks (62), Frank Osgard (63WB), Jim Hamilton (63), Kenny Wright (63), Jan Klusman (66), Dave Miller (67), Linus Toland (67), Betti Avant (69), Mike Franco (70), Brad Wear (71), Larry Fritts (71), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74), Shirley Boots (77), Kathy Wheat (79), Tamara Chitty (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Hey, Class of 55... Answer me this one. Was there a J.J.Newberry's when we were roaming around Richland in the mid 50's? For the life of me, I can't ever remember a Newberry's in Richland. I left in 1956 never to return permanently so either I have no memory left at all or they built it after my time. Someone let me know. o.k.? I remember my Mom and Dad and our neighbors in North Richland, The Mills Family, Donovan and Mike going to Umatilla on weekends to save taxes on cigarettes and to eat Chinese Food. There were no Chinese Restaurants in Richland (one in Pasco I think) in those days. Also, the first time I ever saw a Taco or heard of one was in '58 in Los Angeles. No one ever heard of a Taco Bell or a Mexican Restaurant in or around Richland. My kids and grandkids can't believe this. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [From Paul Beardsley's Book "Richland, Washington from 1943 to 1968" page 20: April, 1950, picture of Uptown Richland does NOT show J.J.Newberry's. The photo take "several years later" shows Newberry's on the NW corner of Uptown... J.C. Penny's was on the NE corner. You could go out the back door of Newberry's and head west thru the alley and round the corner to the north and enter Penny's front door. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Ginger Rose Reed (55) Does anyone remember the old original swimming pool in Howard Amon Park [aka Riverside Park] when we were very young - grade school age - where only so many could get in at one time. You had to buy a ticket and stand in line and wait your turn and then could only stay in for a short time - probably 30 minutes. Wonder how much it cost. And the old Village theatre where they showed the Western serial shows on Saturday afternoon. When they built the Richland theatre we thought that was the greatest ever and then later in high school the Uptown where the show changed twice a week and we saw them all. What a great place to grow up!! To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) It's great to hear from you. Has it really been 50 years since those days?! Doesn't seem that long ago. Yes, I remember that picture of Chief Joseph but didn't know your Dad donated it. Remember the big windows that were in the hall next to the auditorium on the upper level - we tried to talk them into letting us have the 9th grade dance there and they were afraid we'd fall through the windows. Chief Joseph closed down for a while but I believe it is being used as a school again - right? Hope to see you and everyone at the R2K reunion in June. To Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54): Marguerite How did you get into the class of 54 - I would have sworn you were in our 55 class - shows you how the memory goes. Haven't seen you for a long time, as I left Richland in 1985. Yes, the high school days were great times - all the things you mention were so much fun. I especially remember Hi Spot and the Martins who ran it. Since leaving Richland, I also miss the desert and being able to go out in the spring and see the cactus, flocks and sagebrush blooming. Send me an e-mail and let me know about your family. -Ginger Rose Reed (55) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Lattin (56) Does anyone out there know what happened to my 1941 Ford baby blue convertible? I sold it to my brother Bill Lattin (58) when I joined the Navy in 1956. Bill remembers wrecking it (hitting something) but doesn't remember what happened to it after that. I remember buying it Scoggins or some name close to that. I believe he graduated a few years before me. -Bob Lattin (56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bob - Could be Jim Scoggin (54). -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) Since the class of '56 has received a summons, let me add a bit here. We Purkhisers were in Pendleton, OR before we moved to a prefab in Richland. In Pendleton we had an x-ray machine in the shoe store. My brother, Jerry (54), and I x-rayed the h*** out of our feet, I'm afraid, but do not seem to be the worse for it. I can't remember us having a machine in The Bootery in the Uptown shopping district. Do remember white bucks with bunny bags, tan and brown saddle shoes and who could forget the ghastly white "duckbill" sandals we used to wear (with our florescent sweaters and peter pan collars). Hot stuff, baby! -Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley (56) To Don McKenzie (56) and Brad Kuiper (56): Nice to see you two. I agree with you, Don. Where are all of the good people from the class of '56? Would like to see them up on this site on a more regular basis. Nice to see you guys up and running. -Mike Bradley (56) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) RE: State Tourney I remember in 1956 John Irwin (56) and I went to Seattle to the State Tourney. We rode the train from Pasco to Seattle. Sat in the Vista Dome all the way. We stayed at the Stewart Hotel on Stewart Street right across from the greyhound Bus Depot. I remember that one day we decided to visit John's Uncle in Tacoma so we caught the train to Tacoma and his Uncle picked us up at the station. His Uncle was all cut up and bandaged all over the place. It seems the he was one of the owners of the B&I store in Tacoma. He was famous locally for his TV commercials. One of his Publicity guys decided that he should do a commercial with one of his tigers. He had all kinds of animals in the store. There was a Gorilla and all kinds of birds. Anyway, everything was going good with the tiger until they turned on the TV lights. I guess the tiger turned him every way but loose and he was pretty badly chewed up before they got things under control. We had a great time in Seattle with all the visits to Ivar's and Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Another thing that I recall about John Irwin. He had a bike that I guess now days they would call a recumbant bike. It was very low slung and you sat in a reclined chair to ride it. The strange thing was that it had a steering wheel instead of handle bars. It took me a long time to learn to ride it. -Tom Hughes (56) ******************************************** >>From: Loron Holden (57) RE: more stuff I will never admit that I know who did it, or who it was!! 1. Who lowered Sully Bayless (57) from the Gym ceiling via rope during his class president campaign? 2. Who took the picture of "Daddy Dawald" eating his lunch in class like he did every day in the period before lunch? 3. Who took a leadership role is the "Great Bermuda Shorts Rebellion"? 4. Who discovered the trap door in the floor in Mr. Kelly’s room. 5. Who put the desk on top of that door while some students took a smoke break? 6. Who rolled marbles in study hall? 7. Who started the "Green Shirt, Brown Pants" chant in Mr. Anderson’s study hall? 8. Who put the plastic "dog stuff" in Ida Mecham’s classroom during class? 9. Who was the student known for, "constant verbal banter"? 10. Who was always changing the keys around on the typewriters in Mr. Morris’ typing room? 11. Who sold those guys from Wapato that case of "recycled" Oly during the State Basketball Tournament and almost got away with it? 12. Who was the most talented forger of Draft Card data in the class of '57? 13. Who was the most frequent user of his forged Draft Card in the class of '57? 14. Who was the fastest "Potato in the School Bus Tail pipe Installer" in Richland? 15. Who had the most trips to Hermiston, Ore during 1957 for "Green Death"? Wasn't "growing up" in Richland in 1957 fun??? I guess that since we were under constant threat of DDT poisoning from the spray truck and Nuclear contamination from exposure via our neighbors, we just had more fun. More from under the mushroom cloud later. -Loron Holden (57) ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney Baker (59) RE: 50's Music Just wanted to remind all you Bombers out there living in or near the Tri Cities about the Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International 20th Anniversary Show next week-end. We'll be bringing you music from "Molly's Malt Shop" at Kennewick High on Friday night the 11th and Sunnyside High on Saturday night the 12th. The show will also feature an award winning men's quartet from the Seattle area called "Shine". Performances are at 7:30PM and tickets are $8.00 for adults (although there is some question as to whether or not Col Hi ever produced any "adults") and $6.00 for Seniors (60+) and students. E-mail me if you want more ticket information. I know all you former students of Misters Dunton, Stell, Pappas, Ellis, Goeke(sp?) etc. etc. would enjoy this production! And........ The three fabulous quartets of Rolling Hills Chorus, "Crisis Response", "Just Our Style", and "The Rivertones", will be available Feb. 13th and 14th to do singing Valentines for you significant other for the bargain price of $25.00. (We have to find some way to pay for all those glitzy costumes!) Right Carol Hollingsworth Entrekin (55) who sings with the Sacramento Chorus? Again, Thanks for the Memories! -Missy Keeney (59) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) My last installment was about old pictures that I have. In my digging into my wonderful old treasures I found newspaper clippings of the 59 basketball tournament and the old program. If someone wants them send me your address and you can have them. It's the year we went to State and my friend, Donna Williams (60), and I came over to be part of it. I cant believe I've saved it but it may mean a whole lot more to others who were more involved. I was so much on the outer fringe. ha. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) Last night I was looking through my high school annuals (yeah, I need to get a life) and started wondering if Pam Shine (60), Tom Hunt (60), and Fred Van Patten (62) are still talented? I know Kippy Brinkman (62) is. Are Phyllis Struck (60), Sharon Lovinger (62), and Doug Lukens (62) still athletic? I know Mike McKeown (60) is. What about Susie Fisher (60), Bill Thomas (60), Wendie Walker (62), and Dick Fichter (62)? Are they still likable? I wonder if Susan Groswith (60), Howard Kirz (60), Carole Johnston (62), and Henry Parker (62) succeeded? Do Barbara Haugen (60), Jim Walton (60), Dawna Burnett (62), and Ron Mitchell (62) still dress nicely? I imagine Richard Coffman (60), Judy Cameron (60), Helen Cross (62), and Maurice Wallace (62) are still versatile and Dennis Waltman (60), Ayla Ozar (60), Cheryl Arnold (62), and Mike Holcombe (62) are still friendly, but, and most importantly, are Judy Parker (60), Jim Mulroy (60), and Bonnie Barton (62) still witty? I'm heading out in search of a life! later, denny damschen (62) ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) RE: State Tournament To all of older (or should I say more mature) Bomber alumni: The Basketball Tournament is still a 4 day affair with 16 teams. It has changed from the original 16 teams, to a Regional format with 8 teams at the finals, as few as 4 teams and for a few years had 12 teams, but for the past 6 or 7 years it has been the traditional 16 team 4 day tournament. So the same kind of Bombers are having the same good times that we all enjoyed. Sometimes it's just a longer season and more difficult to get to the final 16. [...Later that day....] The 16 team, 4 day format was reinstated during the 1989 - 1990 season. So the return to this format was 10 years ago. In my earlier correspondence I had indicated that I thought the 4 day tournament had been reinstated about 6 or 7 years ago. One of the primary reasons for reinstating the 4 day tournament was income. After studying the 4 team, 8 team and 12 team tournament formats, the WIAA found that much more revenue could be generated during a 4 day tournament at one site, rather than 4 regional tournaments and a final at another site. Those regional games did count as an appearance at the State Tournament and statistics also counted toward State Tournament records. A little trivia! Richland High School was the first high school to play host to a state tournament basketball game. Special permission had to be obtained from the WIAA, since there was not an adequate facility in Richland or the Tri-Cities in 1979 (other than Dawald Gym). Sports Trivia Question: In what sport and year was the first team championship won by a Richland High School athletic team? Davis, Hanson you ought to get this one easily! -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Brooks Sims (62) To Denny Damschen (62) I loved your story about the "head band with a buckle". When we get older we get wiser and wider. At least some of us do! :) Thanks for the laugh. -Sharon Brooks Sims (62) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63WB) I normally eschew with frivolous suggestions and unsolicited comments, but this time I think it is essential for the health, safety and well being of all attendees of R2K that personal safety be addressed by the. There have been numerous challenges to the security of our nation, the last but not least being the cancellation of New Years in Seattle, where I can only assume it is still 1999. Out here, we have school safety standards in place, and there is a zero tolerance implantation in place. I have heard nothing of such a program for The All Bomber Clambake, Sock hop And Hoop Shoot. My primary concerns are in two areas: 1. With the number of attendees who might be trying to fit into old pep club, cheer leader and Letterman’s Club uniforms, the chance of spontaneous explosions is pretty ripe (see 2. Below). If memory serves me correctly, the foundations of the 50’s and 60’s were latex based and did a dang decent job, dang decent. Technology has greatly improved over the last 30 or 40 years. Kevlar and or carbon fiber might be considered as mandatory. More frightening is the probab-ility of all those male attendees walking, standing and trying to look really cool while sucking in and holding their breath. This could create major environmental damage were they all breath out at once. Should one Docker button pop, what are the chances of the others going off sympathetically? 2. As I understand it, the Saturday Basketball game, the "Piece de Resistance" of the weekend will be attended in large part (no pun intended) by male alumni who will have spent the previous evening at a Chili feed, and then gone out for a couple of bumps at the Uppie. Now I know we all have some implied association as “Down Winders”, but I can anticipate a rumble of concern, that should be anticipated and passed on to the committee. These both might possibly be best addressed by our friends on the fireworks committee. Whatever I can do to help, -Frank (63WB) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) RE: Mo' trivia, Mo' trivia, Mo' trivia Have about 30 questions now that are "keepers". A lot of the questions received have been a bit too arcane, but there are some questions that will make the winner, truly worthy of the title "Mister or Ms. Bomber Trivia". Would like to hear more from the 40-50-60's folks, to give this exercise some balance. For those of you submitting questions "about Richland", that aren't exactly trivia: a. I don't know who cut the Janzen label out of your sweater b. I think her name was Helen and she lived on Delafield c. Try looking on the third Island d. Pook or LaMont (the answer to most of the questions) e. Fairfax 8-5421 f. The Mad Turk g. Jade East over English Leather h. I've already got a date -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright (63) RE: Reunion on www? Maren, Have been reading a few recent submissions that regretted they would probably not be able to make the All Bomber Reunion for one reason or another. It occurred to me that since all of us have been brought together through the Internet, why not put the Reunion back out through the Internet on a real-time video bases with audio. Then those Bombers who could not attend in person can "attend" vicariously. It might make a great school project for current Bombers. What do you think? Should someone contact RHS or put this out to the ESandstorm? Thanks Kenny (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jan Klusman McCurdy (66) Happy belated anniversary to Tedd and Pam Hunt Cadd (66)!! I, too, married the love of my life and have been married for over 33 wonderful years! I feel I have been richly blessed by being the wife of a man who loves and cherishes me! My husband and I were pen pals via my brother who served in the Navy together. The forth letter I rec'd from him told me "don't bother to put anything too far down in your hope chest, as I am going to marry you and we will need them!" I thought he was taking a lot for granted, but when he flew to the Tri Cities and once I met him, I knew he was the man for me! I also am blessed by the fact he was raised on the east coast, and decided that my desert homeland was where he wanted to settle and raise our children. He works out in the areas, and in a few years we will be retiring.... So, Tedd and Pam, from one lucky couple to another.. bless you and wishes for many, many, more wonderful years together.. Hope to see you at the "big" reunion in June. -Jan Klusman McCurdy (66) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller (67) RE: A little history Ernie's When my folks moved us from Longview To Richland my dad, Robert Miller, went to for work for Hucks Floor covering store in 1958. This was next to Tastee freeze, and owned by Mr. Huckelberry. My mother, Barbara Miller, went thru Richland in 1998 and visited them. After moving the store to downtown Richland the old site became a slot car racing business and eventually Ernie's Rack and Que about 1965?. While I was cleaning up the craft shop one afternoon for some minor indiscretion the janitor came in and said I did a good job and he was opening a pool hall down by the tasty freeze and I should come down and he would give me some free time for cleaning tables. He also had an assistant manager named Jerry Dietz who at one time ran the community house and taught some of us kids how to shoot pool before Ernie's. Needless to say after I was on my first navy base I was way ahead of almost all other guys on the pool table and usually had some extra dollars in my pocket. Ernie also had a young son who could just reach over the edge of the table and shoot and you could tell he was going to be real good. Last time I was thru Richland was 1975 greyhound to Snoqualme pass on a Pacific Crest trail hike. Wash much better than backpacking in Sierras. Never have found Boston shakes anywhere else, anybody know of another place? ok enough I am going to see Rick Maddy (67) in Maui in September on my wife's and I's annual trek to Napili Bay Maui and I will make sure Rick is just watching whales and dolphins at Makena. Take care of the millennium. -Dave Miller (67) ******************************************** >>From: Linus Toland (67) RE: Glowing... and Bombs Away!!! To Shirley Collings Haskins (66) Thanks for the scanned articles of "Radiation Exposure Admitted" We knew there had to be some... so, finally I have valid proof why I went bald so early in life and have this ongoing desire to hug my color TV ~=o| To all: What ever happened to the great "Bomb debate" going on in Richland? Over the last couple of years I had heard they were trying to eliminate the "Bomb" mascot and change it to something else... can anyone enlighten me? [Or should that be "GLOW some info?"] -Linus Toland ('67 ~=O) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) ma Here I write this note about groundhog day and when I wake up this morning they are talking about the day''s big prediction. Now I know it is commercialized as there is a web site for the furry, little "Punxxutawney Phil" That is going a little too far don't you think???? -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) I am trying to catch up on 12 days worth of "this"... I just returned from another adventure into South America... four countries, 12 days and everyone there speaks better English than most of my Bomber buddies ever did late on Friday and Saturday nights! A few pickups:... Phil Jones, on driving delivery truck for Crossroad Interiors for Bill Ziegler... don't forget Ken Berry and I both were delivery wizards for Crossroads. I remember making a delivery Friday afternoon in Pasco, just one stop and needing to get back to Richland in time to head out for a Bomber-Kennewick hoops game (as if those were EVER games!!!). Anyway in trying to get back as quick as I could I swerved on the Pasco- Kennewick bridge (a little icy) and ended up hitting the rail and blowing a wheel against the curb. I probably could have gone into the drink and been killed (like my dad always said I would do!) . I lucked out and was unhurt, but really suffered for missing another Bomber-Lion blowout. And... Hose Carrigan!!! How are ya, drop me a note... I get to Dallas three or four times a year. (Tell the how did you take a pop up off your head while under the leadership of Coach Rish?!?!) -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Phil Jones (69): The Red Steer, Nice call man. I can remember when it opened. They had a drink they called Scotch and Soda that was probably ginger ale and vanilla mixed in. It was great. Only problem was when I got a real scotch and soda it wasn't anything like it. Good place to stop on the way back from the river or baseball practice. To Greg Alley (73): It was Roscoe's 5 & 10 that was on the East side of uptown. What a collection of "stuff". To Diane Hartley (72): I'll go with Keystone Pizza. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Fritts (71) To Mike Davis (74): You must have superhuman memory. I had forgotten about the songs that Gene Swift, Don Slater, and I played and sang on KALE. I think we called ourselves "Ima Still and the Moonshiners." Ouch. I have a better memory of the Davis "hunked out" green couch, where the Tinkle street kids of '67 and '68 used to congregate. I haven't used the phrase "hunked out" for years, probably for good reason. I understand that the Davis Memorial Court is built on the site of the old green couch - one set of memories replacing another. -Larry Fritts (71) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) The great french fry debate goes on. I had the zits and the weight to back most of my opinions and still have most of the weight. Arctic Circle is probably the winner because of the sauce and one of the Bomber websites had that special recipe which did include ketchup and mayo and that last secret ingredient. Zips, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Dog n Suds, and all the great fast food chains are still in that battle. Throw in Herfys where Barons is now. Thank Phil Jones (69) for bringing up the Red Steer which was on the sight of the car wash now. It was the great Saturday morning after playing hoops at Chief Jo place to go. Sorry to hear about the family loss of the Rathbuns. My Bomber memory of Rennie was one of my all time games at Dawald gym. The Bombers had a decent team and pasco had the early years of Don Monson and Ron Howard. The team that won the league was Moses Lake, one of their only good teams. They had a guy 6 foot 9. Think his name was Rick Reed and he went on to play at Oregon State. If my memory still functions right, 3 seconds to go, score tied at 45. Rennie runs at the guy taking the ball out of bounds at half court and then runs right to the basket and catches a football pass over the head and lays it in at the buzzer. A classic for me. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Diane Hartley (72): See what you started! Shame on you! But before it was Keystones I think it was a Denny's. To Greg "Boog" Alley (73): The 5 and dime you are referring to around where the Crier is had to be a Denny's at one time. The Newberry's you used to go into in Spokane? - Wasn't that a Denny's at one time? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Boots Neiman (77) Fellow Bombers, I'm not only a Bomber myself (77) but I'm also a Bomber mom, My son Matthew graduated in 96. And my daughter is soon to join the Bomber crowd. I have enjoyed reading the Alumni Sandstorm and the memories of the past. I moved here when I was 5, stayed a couple of years. I went to kindergarten and first grade at the old Lewis and Clark school. Then moved to Arizona when I was 7. I was an Air Force brat. Then moved back when I was 12. I went to Carmichael and met my best friend Rachael Rudd (77). She lives in Holland these days and is doing great. I have many memories here in Richland. Richland is a great place to live and raise a family. One of my many memories is when Rachael and I would (as teens) drive over to the A&W to have a cold Frothy Root Beer but then afterwards, go to Zip's where we not only loved their fries but I have a confession to give to Mary Foley (77). If she remembers ever having to clean the onion off the menus. We were the ones who did that. We enjoyed the onion rings more than the fries and would pull the onion from the crispy crust and fling it onto the menus. Sorry Mary. But it was fun. I told your brother, Mike (75) that I was going to confess this to you. I've been watching your nephew for nearly 2 years now. Does anyone know anything about Wendy Petty (77)? Please let me know. -Shirley Boots Neiman (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To Dave Hanthorn (63) and Marilyn Richey (53): I love these memories of the Borah Bomber game. I wish we could still compete but I'm not sure Borah would prevail. I am not sure if Borah practiced year round in 1965... but, you never know. My son will ask the Borah coach, who we think may have been a Borah grad back in the 60's. His name is John Goff and he coached at Oregon State and Cal Berkley, but I am not sure how he ended up here! Hmmmmm, anyway how 'bout the Bomber basketball players playing in all those summer leagues to "keep in shape"... wouldn't trade it for anything! To Al Hester (50): Go for it! Perhaps it could contain a few entry from later years? What a great idea! To Greg Alley (73): Don't remember the one on the Towne Crier side but I remember the "88" cent store by the Uptown Theatre! To Mike Davis (74): I figured out who you are... thanks for the update! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: Tamara Chitty Marlin (80) This is a long list of people we are in search of for the class of 1980. If you are listed or know of how to contact anyone listed please Email Marla Trevino-Reynolds. We are planning a great reunion & want everyone to receive the information - thank you in advance for your help! Tamara Chitty Marlin (80) Acton, Lorna Baird, Billie Best, Melody Blankenship, Michele Blount, Richard Breitenstein, Bryce Brewer, Sheila Brigman, Cheryl Buckner, Douglas Bussell,Doug Carlson,Robert Carter, Michael Casillas, Ron Chancon,Gina Chandler, Chris Charles, Deanne Chavis, Randy Church, Brenda Clemons, Tammy Comer,James Daughtry, Laura Depoe, Todd Dodd, Greg Doman, Ava Dorman,Debra Duncan, Diane Durham, Patty Edwards, Alison Ellis,Deann Etheridge, Ted Evans, Shane Fasulo, Margaret Flesher, Mark Foley, Dan Galbreath, Gerry Garnica, Jon Garza, Carlos Glover, Deahn Gordon, Kenneth Goynes, Dan Green, Carrie Green, John Habeck, Kimberly Hahn, Thad Halliday,Winston Hansen, Donald Hatcher, Carole Heskett, James Hill, Richard Hittle, Steve Jackson, Herb Jackson, Kirby James, Kristi Jensen, Anne Koski, Lisa Kubik, Tony Lawson, Pat Littlejohn, Michelle McCarthy, Sean McCracken, Linda Meriweather, Denise Miller, Stacy Minchew, John Moore, Cathy Murphy, James Nash, Laura Parks, Deanne Peck, Troy Perry,Todd Peterson, Elayna Peterson, Lynette Phillips, William Porath, Paule Ramsey, Kathryn Read, Jacqueline Read,Jacqueline Riggle, Joel Robertson, Cindy Robles, Laura Rosier, Sheri Roulston, Sheryl Savitz, Scott Scheifelbein, Lola Schneider, Rick Scott, Pamela Smith, Ed Smith, Kenneth Smith, Robert Sparks, David Sprouse, Ronald Standley, Brian Stavig, Michael Steinwand, Brian Stoneking, Scott Such, Carole Sykes, Mary Tadlock,David Vance, Steven VanLuik,Tahja Vogel, Kim Volkman, Melanie Walden,Brian Wallace,Tina Watts, Kathy Whitney, Russell Williford, Robyn Wilson,Kathy Wood, Leslie Wulff,Theresa Wunderlich, Therese Zilar, Laura -Tamara Chitty Marlin (80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/04/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Marguerite Groff (54), Roger Koontz (55), Ferna Garoutte (58), Steve Carson (58), Barbara Chandler (59), Fred Phillips (60), Marilyn Baird (60), Denny Damschen (62), Jim Hamilton (63), David Rivers (65), Pam Ehinger (67), Cathy Kenitzer (73), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74), Kathy Wheat (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Dorothy Sargent Rath (51): Hello, You crazy woman. Yes, I remember you well and Anna McCleary (51). You people had a alot of fun while in high school. I remember you married Dennis Rath who was the big jock from Grandview and played at WSU in football. I remember your father very well and he was always down at the softball field down by Howard Amon park watching the games. He used to talk to me about my pitching and giving me good points. My brother Don (47) knew your father very well. I have told Alan's granddaughters about that car that Alan and Earl Skow painted that car. I have ask Alan to look for his color picture he has somewhere to show it to his family. I hope you do come to the reunion this summer or at least come to the forty club bash in September. I have seen both Edsel and Earl at this reunion from time to time. I know Earl is married to Jo Ann Barron (51) now. Take care and it is good to hear from you. I have been gone from Richland for over 30 years but have kept up with my school friends and things. I am living next to my brother Alan (49) since moving back since 11-98. To Dick Wight (52): I remember Whitey Schell (51) who played forward for the Bombers (49-51). Whitey was noted for his hook shot mostly. I read where somebody said he was fast which is not correct. Whitey could run all day under a tree and now be a challenge to a person guarding him. Whitey lived a highly active live while playing for the Bombers. Mr. Dawald had his problems as Whitey liked to party and when you played both nights on the weekends. He was usually out of shape compared to most of the other players. This is not to take anything away from his basketball ability. He was supposed to be at the 40th club reunion this past September but I didn't see him there. Another Bomber of that era was Buddy Gene Keller (50) who played with Whitey Schell. Gene was the captain of the Bombers in l950 which went undefeated in conference play. He then later went on to play 4 years at Central Washington and was captain his senior year. He also played baseball for three years for the Bombers. To Bill Lattin (56): I think you might have bought from Bill Scoggins as think he had a 41 ford his senior year. IF he is the one, he graduated in '54 and went on to Harvard where he became an architect. He lived behind Densow Drug off of Wright Ave. To Carol Bishop Horne (57) You ask if anybody knew where Rennie was? Do you mean Rennie Willougby (55) and if you are referring to him, he passed away about 3 months ago. It was very sudden from what I was told by his sister-in-law Donna Willougby. I knew him since he was a very small kid living up on Thayer Drive. He was a very nice guy. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Roger Koontz (55) RE: '41 Ford To Bill Lattin (56): As usual I'm operating at 50%. I don't know what happened to your '41 Ford convertible, but I do know that you bought it from John Goggin (54). -Roger Koontz (55) ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) To Ginger Rose Reed (55): Ginger, I love the class of '54 - can't imagine how you thought I was in '55. You are, however, forgiven. If you remember, we really got acquainted when we worked together at the old Richland Bakery on the corner of Symons and Goethals. Then years later when we insured our vehicles with Mutual of Enumclaw you were the person I could always rely on when we dealt with them. I didn't realize you had moved away. I was glad to see your first message a few days ago - hope all is well with you. Would love to visit with you, so will send you an e-mail, soon, and we'll chat. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ******************************************** >>From: Ferna Garoutte Hicks (58) RE: old pictures While going through old pictures (looking for a picture to put in the newspaper of my soon-to- be 40 year old daughter) I ran across two old school pictures: one at Sacajawea 1950 Mrs. Laney's class and one at Jefferson 1952 Mr. Moberg's class. I do not have a scanner but will try to locate one this week and get it to you Maren. Were we really ever that young? Joan Green Harvey (58), Loanna Glines (58) and I are looking forward to the R2K reunion. -Ferna Garoutte Hicks (58) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (58) J.J. Newberry's was on the Northwest corner of Uptown. They had a "cool" lunch counter and in walking distance from Chief Jo. We used to break the rules and go there for hot dogs and, as I recall, a really good ice cream sandwich. -Steve Carson (58) ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Chandler (59) To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Carol, I remember a Mexican restaurant that was in West Richland in the early 60's. I can't remember the name of it, but it was the only one I knew of. Actually I think someone mentioned it some time back. It was a family owned/run restaurant and really delicious food. Also, Newberry's was at the Uptown on the NW corner (I think) and was there from the time I used to walk around Richland with friends. I used to buy lipsticks there. I graduated in '59 and I don't remember when it first arrived. Can't believe you didn't know of it, but I heard from my friend and fellow '59er, Diane Goodenow Rhoades, that she hadn't a clue about it either!!! Strange. We're we parallel universing? From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Barbara Chandler (59) Date: Thu Feb 3 12:09:29 2000 Nostalgia This whole Bomber/Sandstorm thing is so great. I don't know of anyone I've met in all these years since (59) who have done anything like it. It is wonderful reading everyone's memories in the electronic sandstorm and submitting some of my own. Feel free to contact if you so desire. Hope to see everyone at the 2000 reunion!!! Bomber Cheers -Barbara Chandler (59) ******************************************** >>From: Fred Phillips (60) To Loron Holden (57:: You asked: "Who started the "Green Shirt, Brown Pants" chant in Mr. Anderson's study hall?" I have no idea who thought of that, but the venerable Mr. Anderson was still wearing the same clothes a few years later. Think about it for a moment - if you or I had dressed like that, maybe we could be legendary too. -Fred Phillips (60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Add '64, too! Can anybody vouch for later year(s)? What about that CLIPBOARD? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Cookie" Baird (60) Has anyone heard anything about a class/school reunion for John Ball in North Richland? There was a reunion about 10 years ago but didn't get word of it until it was over. I attended the 6th grade there in '53-'54, have a class picture and would love to see some of those fellow classmates. -Marilyn "Cookie" Baird (60) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) Thank you to all that have responded to our request for a R2K attendance head count. Keep responding! I have published the names on our R2K website. If you happen to be on the fence about joining us, please take the time to read the names of the people who are pretty sure they will be at the festivities. You just may see a name of someone you haven't seen in a while and would like to talk to in June. Also, if there is anything wrong with your listing, i.e. wrong class, no class, mistypings, etc., or you would rather not have your name on public display, please let me know. My address is at the bottom of the main page. Thanks again. later, -denny damschen (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) RE: Roger's question about the first "Richland High School" team to win a recognized team state championship. I know, I know, I know, 'cause Roger told me. Now I need even more questions, I was going to use this one in the trivia test, now I've only got 29 keepers. D*** you, Fishback (62), I'll get even, Just you wait. I'll eat four pieces of cake at the wedding. -jimbeaux (63) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Looking Cool at R2K I've enjoyed reading all the fervor over the anticipation of the Big R2K get together. Everyone is fretting over week joints for the great B-ball game, loss of hair (remember, what some may lack on their heads will be more than made up for in ear and nose hair)... but it all boils down to one thing... right? "Gots ta be cool." (I don't recall ever having said or heard that in High School... think it comes from a saying we had in V-nam... "Gots ta be haad [hard].") But it was is and will be the unwritten rule of the High Schooler... what ever form that term may mean at the time... duck- tails, Princetons, crew cuts, ivy league, and on and on... The concern over the popping of Dockers buttons got me recalling that when we were 40, one of my partners and I vowed we would not wear Dockers till we were 45... it has moved to 50 and to 55 and now to 60... Last year I felt that I should own something in between my work clothes (suit and tie) and jeans or cut- offs and t-shirts...... wanted something in cotton for the summer when I didn't have to be in court, but still had to deal with the public... I settled for Bill Blass slacks and Hawaiian Jimmy Buffet style shirts... the louder the better. But I did not wear dockers! My friend, Jimmie Adair (65 etc.) calls them "Docker wannabes"... but they are not Dockers... I can assure you! Anyway, I can see some of the guys from '65 getting ready now... Brian Johnson once described our getting ready for the '65 yearly gathering as "getting ready for a gun fight"... never figured it out... Jimmy Heidlebaugh is already upset because it's almost over (lighten up Jimmy! It's not even here yet!). To the Keeney kids... be sure and visit the class of '65 page on the yearly gathering and see little brother Jack doing his ZZ Top imitation. Today was the day the music died... I wore my Buddy Holly Sweatshirt with my black Dockers wannabes and a black leather sport coat for the occasion... had some fairly important negotiations... I suppose the folks I was dealing with found me a little odd... but I wear that sweatshirt EVERY Feb 3rd! I lost a dear friend yesterday to Cancer. Si Zentner the last of the big band leaders. Several years ago, he received an honorary doctorate at UNLV. He could only invite 4 people and he invited me instead of his son and daughter... I was very flattered... I'll miss him. Naturally we'll all be thinking of all the kids that won't be at the R2K... but We'll show 'em we can still have a great time! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) To All Bombers of All Classes!! I just checked to see who was coming to the Reunion..... Boy us Ladies have you Guys beat all to H***! The Class of 67 where are you Guys?? There's is only us Gals signed on!! So I guess this is a message to all the MEN out there, Come On Sign In!! I may not be able to come to the meetings but I sure can help when I get there! Peg Kestel Hume (67), Dawn Bell (67) and I are signed up for Registration! So come join in on the FUN!! Just think of all the new and old friends you'll meet and see! Come join the FUN sign up for something! Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Cathy Kenitzer Aeling (73) Date: Thu Feb 3 23:33:16 2000 Just got online and I have known about this site for sometime as my father introduced it to me. I only went to Col High 2 years, but I know I must have made some friends. Let me know if my name rings a "bomb", I mean "bell". -Cathy Kenitzer Aeling (73) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Brad Wear (71): Thanks for the memory of scotch and sodas from Red Steer. I hope it did not have any booze in it because I may have lost some brain cells thinking the store was called rascos. They had fish and pets and various things to go look at that of course you couldn't afford unless you begged your parents to come in and buy it for you. I'm sorry I have lost Mike Davis (74) as a fan. Being the one who said Sambo's was a Denny's once and had many people back it up before actual people that worked there proved it wrong, is not a crime. You have mocked my non use of the shift key and will probably critique my spelling, proper use of sentence structure, and capitalization. You are a teacher and I am told somewhat of a coach and a shaper of young minds of the future. I now propose an internet vote. I vote for starting back court for the alumni all-star game, Mike (Boo Boo) Davis (point guard) and Mike (birdbrain) Neill (shooting guard). After the vote is in and I know it will be overwhelming, no spudnuts or tiger butter till game time. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Yesterday (2-3-00) different entries spoke of Newberry's, the Village Theater, and Red Steer. - Weren't those all Denny's at one time? Also, someone spoke of Chief Jo Jr. High closing (I think it was 1983). I might be mistaken but didn't that reopen as a Denny's? Also, there has been mention of the annual trips to Seattle for the state basketball tourneys at the Seattle Coliseum. They were a lot of fun and a time to let the inhibitions down. But, it seems to me, that the tournament was moved to a Denny's in the early 90's. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To Dave Miller (67): If you're ever in Boise there is a little drive in called "Fanci Freez" on State and 14th that has great Boston Shakes. They are your favorite milk shake topped with your favorite sundae.... sizes are large (a meal in itself) or small. Is that the same kind of Boston Shake you know of? To Brad Wear (71): We still have a Red Steer in Boise and my boys love scotch and sodas! :) -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/5/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today. Dick Epler (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Kenny Webster (55), Shirley Davis (56), Carol Bishop (57), Gus Keeney (57), Kathleen Miller (58), Janet Wilgus (59), Dave Vallely (60), Jessie Willoughby (60), Billy Didway (66), Rick Maddy (67), Brad Wear (71), Marjo Vinther (77), B.J. Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) RE: Whitey Schell (51) Just to complete the story of Whitey Schell (51), I'm told he spent a few years in the Navy (or Coast Guard) and then went to the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Engineering. I'm told he retired from Boeing a few years ago. As I recall, Whitey had all the moves and shots, but yeah, he was probably best known for his hook shot mostly because the media was aware that so few basketball players could reliably hit that shot, especially from the left side. But, as I mentioned previously, for some reason Whitey didn't have his head in the game toward the end of his high school career, which probably contributed to his poor play in the second half of a lot of games. At state in '50, Richland lost two straight when they were ahead by 15 at half time. Another pretty good player on those teams was Dave Bruise (51). He was as good a pure shooter as I ever saw. As far as I could tell, all Richland needed was a little better bench to enable them to easily sweep state in '50 and '51. -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55): The Mexican Restaurant in West Richland was called the Mexican Inn and was owned by the Torilla family which had kids I went to school with and you did too. They later left Richland and built a restaurant at Vantage. When I went to college at Central Washington I would stop by there to get some good Mexican food. I know it was a family and I don't know if the family still runs it at Vantage. After they left the McCleary family took over it and had it a few years. It was Donna McCleary's Belt (54) family. Good food. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Webster (55) To Roger Koontz (55) Hi Roger... It was sure great to add your name to those I have already collected from this site. Little by little we are getting a big response from our class of '55. Any others out there that have not sent in a note to this website please do so, or contact me via e-mail. I have to ask those of you reading this... who remembers that Roger was one and the same person that rubber stamped everything in town with the famous "O'Kd by KOONTZ". Wow! notoriety! Hope to see you at the reunion. -Kenny Webster (55) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) RE: Roll call Sounds like a roll call for '56'ers is underway. Well, I'm "here." Anyone else? To Carol Purkhiser (56): How well I remember those white "duckbills." They may have been ghastly, but I loved them and must have had several pair before they went the way of most things I learned to like - especially shoes! Wasn't long ago that I thought about those shoes and how comfortable they were. They probably would have been great for "senior feet." Do you remember when our girl's quartet had performed at noon for some organization and decided to go to Korten's afterward to look at music? I think we were all in Mr. Dawald's class and got caught skipping. Didn't he make us write something to the effect we wouldn't skip again? We didn't consider our absence as skipping because we were checking out new music for the group. We had a great time in that quartet, didn't we? -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) To Marilyn Richey (53): No I was asking about Rennie Rathbun... whose Mom just died.... they lived next door to me.... Was Rennie Willoughby related to a Tex Willoughby.... she died in a car accident years ago right behind my house on Birch..... -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) To Ferna Garoutte (58): Did Rufus live down here in the St. Helens - Rainier, Oregon area a while back? I thought I saw his name a while back in the phone book or in the local paper. To Roger Koontz (55): I have "OK'd By Gus Keeney" Sticker Labels that I leave on Tabasco Bottles everywhere I go!! I got the idea from your OK'D BY KOONTZ stamp that used to show up everywhere. Good to see that you are still out OKing things still. -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen Miller Cotton (58) Having just read the names of classmates who are attending the R2K reunion, it seems clear that we all should work on encouraging fellow classmates to attend. The results are sparse from the class of '58 and don't include many I know are living in the Richland area. Of the few that are signed up so far, most of us live several hours away. Strange how distance makes the heart grow fonder! On the subject of JJ Newberry's, I remember it well as it was there I bought my first undergarment (it shall remain unnamed) that was a sign of a maturing kid. I also remember their milkshakes. The enormous stainless steel container poured into a tall milkshake glass. While the glass was being drained, the container sat there perspiring with great promise of more to come. Ummm. It's too bad we weren't smart enough as kids to realize that those milkshakes we regularly put down would only be faint memories later as the battle of the middle age bulge barrs the door to our favorite snacks. Many thanks to Maren and gang for great work on this site. I enjoy the wit exhibited by many of the contributors even if I do not know them. -Kathleen Miller Cotton (58) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Barb Chandler (59) Hey Barbie Where was Diane when we were doing the promenade around Uptown? Yes there was ole J.J.N.'s but also those little stores where we spent our allowances and babysitting moolah - on the hottest fashions of the area, things like, the duckbill shoes that Carol Purkhiser mentioned, the rabbit ear shoes, bucket bags and I guess when we were really flush, on to C.C. Anderson's for the sweaters - the Webfoot was the substandard Jantzen as I faintly recall. Anyway, do you remember when we all decided in 9th grade that we would dress alike? I mean EXACTLY alike and we made skirts and stuff out of the same fabric. Weren't we just the best non-conformists? I remember we all tried to learn to sew from Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Lusabrink, both at Carmichael. Those lovely ladies also had the pleasure of teaching us to make toast. Poor Janie and I must have flunked that cuz we had to take home ec again at Col Hi, just to graduate and that, I recall was a nightmare "interfacing" ordeal with Miss Swain - oh the stories to tell about that, but out of respect for the departed, if not from this world, at least from Col-Hi, I shall keep those to myself. Anyway, just the memory of those Saturday afternoon "shopping trips" brought a smile - remember the time we went with Kit and she was complaining so about how her stomach hurt and the next day had an appendectomy? Gees. Remember the big adventure smoke-ins at the Uptown? Such sophistication. See ya 'round. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Vallely (60) Couldn't resist To Dennis Hoff (59): RE: pop quiz #1 Could be your 50 Ford, except I don't see 8 kids hanging out the windows, that's the way I remember it. If it is then just above could be Jim (59) & Dave's (60) 41 Chev. If so that would make that picture about 1958. To Pat Vache' (60) Thanks for the memories & the great pizza at the Gas Light. My folks always had the music going so I learned the words to the "old songs". That knowledge sure got me a lot of free adult beverages. To all the gang from John Ball, lets hear from you. -Dave Vallely (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jessie Willoughby (60) RE: Old Swimming Pool To Ginger Rose Reed (55): Ginger, I do remember the old swimming pool in 'Riverside' park. It was north of the "wading pool' that is still at Howard Amon Park. My brother, Rennie (55), sister, Mary, and sister Shari all learned to swim in that pool. To be able to swim in the "big" pool, a child had to be 3' tall, so Shari, the youngest of us six children walked on tip toes and the other three of us who were with her between us. This way she "snuck" in before she was tall enough. We used to swim there almost every day, walking from our house on 1508 Thayer Drive. I believe it cost 10 cents per session. They kicked everyone out after the first session and then we had to line up again if we wanted to get into the second session. We also had to learn to swim across the pool and back before we could get into the 'deep' end. My mother took us to the park every day in the summer, but when Mary and Rennie were a little older, we were allowed to go with them. I can't remember what year they tore that pool down and put the one on Swift in, but we all took swimming lessons at the 'George Prout' pool when we were a bit older and my love of swimming continued into my adult years. Before I had to work full time and while I had the blessing of being a full time mom, I also took my own children (Kim, Kerry, and Trina) to the park when they were just little ones. In the summer they, too, swam in the small pool and so do my grandchildren and many, many, great nieces and nephews who are all blessed to live in this great city of Richland. Another subject. There is a picture hanging in the Spudnut Shop at Richland of a little- league team. Does anyone know the year and the names of the players in that picture? My sister and I were in the Spudnut Shop the other day and I asked all the people who worked there if they knew. We got a negative reply. One thing we do know is that the team was wearing the old cotton uniforms and not the synthetic type that my son wore when he was in Little League. -Jessie Willoughby (60) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway (66) RE: Newberry's My mother, Jo Della Didway Sargent, started working at Newberry's in 1957 and was there till the store closed in 1977. She told me that the store opened in 1952. To David Rivers (65): For the longest time I too would not be caught in a pair Dockers, especially tan ones. And wingtip shoes. My father and his friends wore them in the early fifties and they were something old men wore. I have now started wearing Savanahs (with the elastic waistline) for the times when jeans are too casual. I don't wear Dockers though. -Bill Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: rock bands: I don't think Gene will mind me adding this - In our 9th grade year at Carmichael there was an assembly in the auditorium where a small, in house, rock and roll band, with Gene Burrill, on drums played the theme song from the TV show, Peter Gunn. Cannot recall any other band members (?). Anybody remember that? Then in tenth grade, Gene just flat disappeared. Never to be heard from again. Well, I got an email from Gene several weeks ago and met him and his wife, Kelly, at Hapa's here in Kihei. No word for over thirty-five years and there he is. An old south- ender from childhood's past. Just great seeing him again. He went on in life and played drums for over thirty years all over the place. Nice folks!! A quality moment via the online Sandstorm! Again, thanks G & M - you're awesome. The band, Them, was at the roller rink. Didn't pre House of the Rising Sun, pre Magic Carpet Ride, pre Steppenwolfer, John Kay come once too? See you in Sept. Dave. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Mike Davis (74): Mike, Mike, Mike, I'm getting a little worried about you over this Denny's thing. I think your fixating on Denny's when you're probably missing the whole conspiracy thing behind it. It's in the food, they've obviously introduced something into your diet that has you under their control. Much like the Marine Corps did to recruits at chow time. Something like salt peter, only stronger. Remember those rumors David Rivers (65)? They have control over you Mike, there is help, but you have to work at it. Even if you stay away from Denny's they'll get you through CoCo's, Polo Loco, or Carrow's if you're not careful. They control those as well. Everyone knows Chief Jo could not have been a Denny's. It's in a bad location. Just ask your sister, one who is older, and much wiser. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Marjo Vinther Burt (77) RE: Scotch and Sodas You can still get one at Ruff's Giant Burgers in Kennewick. -Marjo Vinther Burt (77) ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To Mike Davis (74) Mike: Enough about Denny's now... This is your mother speaking He mentioned the trips to state however and I was wondering if any of you would share your memories of the 71/72 year State Championship. Especially any memories or thoughts you had about Steve (72). As most of you know we lost Steve in 1987 and the whole family treasures any memories anyone can tell us. That Championship vacated the town of Richland. It was a Ghost town so they say. Remember Millie Goldsmith dyed her hair green and gold for it? There was such unity with the fans. Those boys were CLASS and we were all very proud of them. Bomber Mom, -BJ Davis *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/6/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Jack Alexander (55), Dennis Barr (58), Anita Cleaver (63), Lori Simpson (70), Mike Crow (70), Sheila Davis (71), Deb Bennett (72), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74), Dan Wilson (76), Sheryl Romsos (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Alexander (55) To Roger Koontz: Glad to hear from you. It has been a long time. Was that you or Cedric Phelps (55) that made the radio transmitter and put it in your car so that you could broadcast "messages" to the car in front of you? I had forgot about your "ok'd by Koontz". Do you remember Alan Paulsen (55) working all year on his car in Robert Carlson's auto shop class and catching the rope from the paint shop overhead door on the bumper as he was backing his car out of the paint shop? It had a brand new maroon paint job. Carlson was able to pop the dent in the car roof out using an ice pick through the head liner (if my memory is correct). Robert Carlson was one of the teachers who was always willing to go out of his way to help everyone on their "projects". Carlson and the English teachers Maurice Welsh & Mr. Wheeler are the only teachers that I remember much of anything about.. Anyone know where Alan Paulsen (55) now is? -Jack Alexander (55) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Barr (58) Rock'n Roll!!! This talk about school bands, brings back memories of 1957 and a band called the "Phaetons". Do any of you remember them? They were a band of the times.. complete with black suits, red bow ties, and of course the "white bucks". The group -- if my memory serves my right -- were as follows: Drums: Phil Barr (57), Saxophone: Lee Arnold (57), Piano: Eddie....?, Guitar: Robbie Kenner (58), and a Quartet of Dave Shine (58), Ruben Linn (58), Gus Keeney (57) and Dennis Barr (58). We had a great time with our 50's rock'n roll, and had numerous adventures including a trip to Spokane to try out for the "Ted Mack Amateur Hour". What a blast it was growing up in the late 50's.. lots of memories... hey Gus do you remember?? -Dennis Barr (58) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) Going through some old pictures I found two grade school class pictures that belong to my sister, JoAnn McKee (54). One is from Sacajawea and the other, I believe, Spalding. Anyone want me to try to get those on this site? Anyone remember my sister? -Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan (70) Hi all you 1970 alumni! If you are interested in when and where our 30th reunion will be this summer just go to and click on the 1970 link. All of the current info is there. We are having monthly meetings in the Activities Director's room (Jim Qualheim) at Col-Hi. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 16th, at 7pm. We are usually finished around 8:30pm. Thanks and hope to see some new faces at our next meeting!! -Lori Simpson Hogan (70) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Mike Crow (70) Date: Sat Feb 5 13:47:25 2000 Remembering I've read people talking about Zips and Tastee Freeze, but does anyone remember Ernie's Rack & Cue. I spent hours in there shooting pool and playing the Pinball machines, which may account for some of my grades, does anyone know what ever happened to Ernie? -Mike Crow (70) ******************************************** >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway (71) To Brad Wear (71): Thank you, Brad! It's been hard living with a brother like Mike. You know now that others know maybe Mike will finally get some help. Thanks for you support, Brad. -Sheila Davis Galloway (71) ******************************************** >>From: Deb Bennett Bayoff (72) I just signed up for Sandstorm and would love to hear how others from class of 72 are doing. I saw so many at the 25th reunion and really enjoyed getting to know you as grown ups. My husband and I just adopted a son from Russia last year and will go back for a daughter this year. Now at 45, with a 22 month old and a one year old on the way...I wish I had the energy I had in high school... without the attitude I had. Hope you're all doing well! Please drop me a line. -Deb Bennett Bayoff (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To BJ Davis (Bomber Mom): I do remember Steve and hanging out with him a few times after high school having a couple of beers and then in Cheney at the end of my college days. He was a great guy and I remember he was quite the dart player up at eastern. My state memories when we won in '72: I was a junior and had a blast in Seattle. As I recall Hazen scored with about 5 seconds left and Steve threw the ball in the air as the clock ran out. I ran onto the floor along with the rest of Richland and someone tried to pull the rope up to stop people from rushing the court. It didn't work but I think I was the only one to trip. Didn't care. We were state champs. Another person brought up a bakery on the corner of Goethals and Symons. That was my neighborhood and other places in that vicinity were Malley's drugstore, Roy's barbershop, a butcher shop, grocery store, and others. Any thoughts? No, Mike, I will swear in a court of law that no Denny's or Sambo's existed in that area. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I get the feeling my Denny inquiries are not being appreciated. I'm hurt. Okay, fine! The Denny's saga is over! But, I will remind everyone that it was Boog "Springboard" Alley (73) that brought up this mess! I was only searching for clarification! NEW TOPIC: "Most Embarrassing Moments in Bomberville" I was a patrol boy back in my days at Jason Lee. Back then being a patrol boy was pretty much a status symbol even though anybody that could walk and breathe at the same time could be one. One day I had the dreaded "Thayer" post. This was the post everyone hated because it was the longest walk from school. I had the full dress uniform on - the red jacket, the white cross belt, the white hat with the shiny black brim and the flag rolled up tight on my shoulder. I was definitely looking the part of "Patrol Boy - Protector of all Society". I proceeded down the long hall to the front entrance, marching with my squad in perfect unison, strutting just enough, ready to serve and protect, but I had made one huge mistake! I forgot to go to the bathroom! I didn't realize my predicament until about five minutes into my shift at the isolated, empty wasteland, of the "dreaded" Thayer Post. Now, I guess I could have ran back to school and quickly relieved myself and got back to my post before anyone noticed - but to leave your post? My God, No! That was the ultimate in crime to leave your post during your shift. To become an AWOL Patrol Boy - no way! I couldn't face those consequences or that humiliation! Still I realized the situation - I needed to relieve myself in the worst way and had still had twenty minutes to go. My first option was the pee dance. You know what I'm talking about, everyone has one. I tried a few new steps and moves that I had never attempted before but I knew the pee dance was not going to solve my problem. Something had to be done and it had to be done NOW!!! I surveyed the scene and saw a rather large tree in the front yard of the corner house on Van Giesen and Thayer. I decided that that would be my "relieve zone". I waited for a lull in the traffic, threw down my flag and raced to the tree, trying my best to conceal myself from the traffic of two of the busiest streets in town. The relieve came quick and my panic had subsided until, as I was zipping up my zipper, I looked up and saw an old lady in the picture window of the house taking in the entire scene. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Wilson (76) To the mid 70's Bombers: I haven't seen very many of the Sandstorm letters from the mid 70's Bombers. Come on guys!!! Write in!!! I graduated in '76. Reading through the Sandstorm articles has been very interesting to me. I have learned quite a bit about the start of Richland and surrounding areas. I was born in Pasco and been in the Tri-cities almost all my life. I do remember some of the older stuff, like J.J. Newberry's and walking around the Uptown shopping center. I remember what was left of an old jail house that was close to where Rite-aid is now just off Lee Blvd. And the old Carnation building. I even remember the construction of the Federal Building. I was in Lewis and Clark at the time. Hope to hear from some of the '76ers. -Dan Wilson (76) ******************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) It occurs to me that no one has mentioned our favorite family restaurant, the infamous Roy's Chuckwagon... the Old Country Buffet of the '60s. As a child, we were told to skip all the stuff in the beginning, like the salad, vegetables, etc., and go right for the expensive items like the meat, in order to get our money's worth! Sorry, Dad, but I had to tell... -Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/7/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Roger Koontz (55), Carol Bishop (57), Gus Keeney (57), Steve Carson (58), Barbara Seslar (60), Ron Richards (63), Ellen Spitaleri (65), Kathy Rathjen (66), Linus Toland (67), Sandi Roadifer (70), Frank Standefer (72), Tedi Parks (76), Ylana Mazurkiewicz (91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Carol Bishop Horne (57): Yes, Renie was Tex Willougby's (49) brother. Tex was a good friend of my brother's in high school. That car accident was a terrible accident which led to her death. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Roger Koontz (55) RE: To Jack Alexander (55), Glad to see that another old fossil has turned up, and with a better memory than mine! I forgot all about that transmitter, it was a joint effort between Ced & myself, it took two of our little minds to produce one intelligent thought, actually three 'cuz the thing was designed by Russ Hughes (53). The last I heard from Alan Paulsen (55) was from Dallas. Don't have an address. -Roger Koontz (55) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) To Dennis Barr (58).... I think the piano player was... Eddie Wagner.... married Shirley Payton (57).... -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) To Dennis Barr (58): YO DENNIS, The Phaetons evolved into the Imperials with Galen Walley (57) at the helm. I'm drawing a BLANK on Eddie (?)(57) also. But then I'm drawing lots of them lately with all these "Senior Moments" you know. When I first saw "The Fonz" I was reminded of Eddie. I have hardly sung a note since I got out of the Navy in 1962. That's all for today. -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (58) To Dennis Barr (58): Dennis, Didn't the Phaetons get their start by putting together a show for an assembly? -Steve Carson (58) ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush (60) RE: The Sandmen To Dennis Barr (58): I remember you and Dave Shine (58) in the group "The Sandmen." I don't remember who the others were. You all sounded great. I think your group sang at your graduation? I attended with a good friend, Ron Monk (57), and seems like your group sang. I noticed several have mentioned Ron in the past few days relating to The Gas Light. Do you remember the car he drove to high school back in the good old days? I can't tell you the year (old) or make but seems like it was dark gray (maybe paint primer?) with red flames flowing from the front. The guys (or just Ron) had to roll it backwards to get it to start. We were usually with our friends we called "the crowd." Funny thing, we never worried about being stranded somewhere and we never were! -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush (60) ******************************************** >>From: Ron Richards (63) RE: Brad Upton (74) It's been 34 hours now since the show ended, but my wife and I are still laughing uncontrollably. We can hardly breathe and we certainly can't eat (which isn't all bad for me). If we don't get over this soon, we are going to have to go to the closest hospital emergency room. Does anyone know how you get over laughing after one of Brad Upton's comedy shows? Two things are for certain. First, if you are a Bomber living in Detroit you should find out where Brad is performing this coming week and get out to see him. All I know is that he will be somewhere in Detroit, I don't know where. [see note below. -Maren] Second, if you are on the R2K entertainment committee, you have got to get Brad's show on the schedule. Now, Jim Hamilton (63), please don't banish we from the Gold Medal Class of '63 because I am acknowledging a member of another class (other than your wife) who actually has some talent, but Brad's show is truly amazing. -Ron Richards (63) ******************************************** >>From: Ellen Spitaleri (65) Hello all! I'd just like to report that '71 grad John Ranlett has achieved fame by impersonating Bill Gates in Weird Al's latest video All About the Pentiums. If you want to see a photo of John with Al you can link to If you are really brave, you can attend the Weird Al concert on Feb. 24 at the RHS gym. I am going to see Al (with backstage passes courtesy of John) on Feb. 25 in Portland. Rumor has it that Al is fascinated by the fact that the Bomber mascot is a bomb. Perhaps he will use that in his show somehow. -Ellen Spitaleri (65) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) To Lee Bush (68): Happy 50th Birthday, Lee. As I once heard Bill Cosby say, "We're all on the same conveyor belt", so don't let those young whipper snappers you hang out with give you too much flack! :) -Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) and Bob (Lefty Roohr) Loper (60) ******************************************** >>From: Linus Toland (67) RE: School Boy Patrol To Mike Davis (74): i.e.: most embarrassing moments Loved your story... felt your pain! -Linus Toland (67) ******************************************** >>From: Sandi Roadifer Prety (70) Remembering things: like Gaslight Pizza, week day lunch specials at Artic Circle of a hamburger, fries, and small coke for 50 cents, and tooling Zip's or..... Anyone remember classic movies once a month, right after school, for 50 cents but was old movies of books we were required to read in high school. Saw the "Lord of the Flies", etc. They were held at that old theater at the south end of Jadwin. Also remember regular movie prices at the theater at Uptown were $1.65. Bombers ruled and remember "Rooter Buses" to out of town games! Ron Howard of the Pasco Bulldogs! For years, I thought the "stall tactics" toward the end of a game to run the clock out in basketball was invented by the Bombers!!! Anyone knowing the where abouts of Sandy Koshman, Joe Wirfs, Ruth Wett, Andy Harrison, Pete Henry, Kathy Root - please let me know. Thank you for the nice things said about teacher Don Boyk. I passed them along! -Sandi Roadifer Prety (70) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Standefer (72) To Mike Davis (74): Your Patrol Boy story has now prompted my to shed the comfort of my rock. (To PPJB... I hope you're happy!!!) My School Boy Patrol post this particular day at Marcus Whitman was Lee and Snow. It was an important job, Right Mike? You had to stop traffic, even if it was a fire truck with lights and siren running. It was a long time before the fire chief let my dad forget it. Jack, its your turn. -Frank Standefer (72) ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) RE: MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT IN BOMBERVILLE Okay, if Mike Davis (74) is going to share his most embarrassing moment, I'll do the same... And what a coincidence that mine too deals with my desperate need to go to the bathroom. Here is my "Most Embarrassing Moment in Bomberville" story: In several past issues of The Sandstorm, the name of Mark Torterelli (75) has been mentioned and every time I see his name, I'm reminded of my most embarrassing moment of both high school and life time. I believe I was a junior in high school. Mark was a senior. We ended up at the same party and I had to use the rest room. The door did not have a lock, but it was an emergency and I figured I could get in there, take care of business, and be done before anyone else needed to use the bathroom. So there I am in the bathroom carrying out my plan and thinking that I'm going to make record time, when who should come blowing through the bathroom door but our very own Bomber quarterback, Mark Torterelli. I'm sitting on the toilet, at that point, and I immediately look for a towel or something to cover myself, but of course there's nothing there but a roll of toilet paper which I grab and immediately begin to drape myself. I have to do this because Mark has no plan of excusing himself from the bathroom. I'm hoping he'll say something like, "Oh, I'm sorry" and exit quickly... not a chance of that happening because we're talking about Torterelli here. He comes right in and closes the door, leans against the towel rack, and begins to strike up a conversation with me as I'm sitting on the toilet, looking like a mummy, draped in toilet paper. Very nonchalantly, and in true Torterelli style, he begins talking endlessly about the weather and other various trivial news items, etc. When he is satisfied that I've been sufficiently mortified, like a perfect gentleman, he thanks me for the conversation and saunters out of the bathroom and closes the door. That was probably the first and last interaction I ever had with Mark Torterelli, who was such a character, and I knew his fans would appreciate this story. If I could have flushed myself down the toilet, I would have. -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) ******************************************** >>From: Ylana Mazurkiewicz (91) RE: Father retiring in September Hello, I graduated from Richland High in 1991 and have written once before. I spent most of my youth and life (until Graduate School here in Texas) in Richland. From the summer after 2nd grade till now my family has lived on Gowen Ave. in the third house from the corner (an "S" house with a full basement). I remember that most of my neighbors were people who had lived on the street since Hanford started. When we would take out a tree or something we had the only geriatric work crew in town. These people also had children who graduated from Richland and Hanford, people like the Simpsons, Heffners, and Campbells. The best times of my life I spent crawling around on the back of the dike making forts. The house is now blue with siding. A lot of things have changed. the fence is chain link, it's landscaped (thanks to my Mom the master gardener) and the two shelties that bark at joggers are older. While I was there Shoney's Big Boy became Kelly's and is now something else. My parents have told me they plan to move after dad retires (my Mom now works at American Art Glass [she's Pat]) I am really going to miss that house and the neighborhood. I was wondering if anyone else had memories of Gowen, and the House I have mentioned? The home is the the first on you see after you come up the hill from Howard Amon Park. Thanks for your time, -Ylana Mazurkiewicz (91) PS. I got married in the backyard so The house is really sentimental to me! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/8/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Purkhiser (56), Judy Campbell (61), Norm Bell (61), Maren Smyth (64), John Wingfield (66), Daniel Laybourn (70), Vicki Owens (72), Doug Zangar (74), Tracy Wright (76), Wendy Lichfield (91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) RE: Shirley Davis (56) and the Quartet Hi Shirley, Many memories of our quartet, but not that particular one. Though I have no doubt that it happened. How about this one? We sang for the soldiers out in the West Richland base. We wore our white dresses, I believe. And we piously rendered the Mendelsonn, "Lift Thine Eyes". Well, we got through the first section... "Lift thine eyes, oh lift thine eyes, to the mountains, whence cometh help...' The fellas started punching each other and snickering. Pretty soon the whole place was in an uproar. We couldn't figure it out at the time, but we kept on singing. It was only much later that I got an inkling of what was going through their heads. -Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Campbell Barragar (61) RE: Embarrassing Moments After reading the thus far submitted testimonials of the most embarrassing moments of the brave few who have decided to bare it all, I have decided that maybe confession is, in fact, truly good for the soul. With good intent, I will join the throng and fess up my own such moment as a student attending Marcus Whitman grade school circa 1953-54. The incident took place in a fifth grade class room which was jointly taught by Mr. Sherwood (also the Gym teacher) and Miss Koss (also the Art teacher). Mr. Sherwood taught the morning session of our class, and on this particular day he had scheduled a spelling bee. We remained seated at our desks for this exercise awaiting our turns at being given a word to spell out loud. Finally my turn arrived. I had always been a shy kid, and the attention that was now focused on me was disconcerting. I knew the very moment that I uttered the final letter from my lips that I had made a grave error that was irreplaceable and forever etched into a childhood memory. The word given to me was SHIRT, and yep, I did it... I omitted the R. Needless to say, there were a few snickers from some of the surrounding classmates... no doubt, had to be the "boys," and poor Mr. Sherwood did in fact turn beet red and was completely caught off guard! I can well remember going home that day and shedding tears over my goof up as well as wondering how in the world I could return back into that classroom ever ever again. Fessin' up does do a heart good. :) -Judy Campbell Barragar (61) ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) RE: Thanks & Memories of "The Y" Hey Folks, I want to thank you who responded to my entry a couple of weeks ago about running the marathon in Hawaii in June. Thanks to Ted Smith, Rob, Margi, Peg and Kathy over $400 has been offered or given to the American Diabetes Association. I'm running to raise money for researchers to find a cure for diabetes. Thanks, keep those cards and letters coming... Reading someone's entry today reminded me of when I was a kid and we'd go shopping at "The Y". There was a funky old grocery store there that my Granddad raved about, maybe it reminded him of the old home place in Arkansas or the river bottoms near the old farm. I'm sure it must have had wood floors, but I think it seemed for years after that it was dirt floors. Perhaps the wood was just laying on the ground, but it was dark and the aisles seemed to rise and fall with earthy regularity. Across the street from that grocery was Buck Private, the army surplus store. My dad bought a single shot 20 gauge shotgun for me there, when I was about 16. We used to get hiking gear there for boy scouts, before rucksacks became common or popular. In winter, when it would freeze, we would go out on the ice, toward the river and skate on old skates we had bought at Goodwill and play our version of ice hockey, using a chunk of wood or cow pie for a puck. Again, that was before it was common or popular on TV, so we didn't get into fights and only our ankles were sore when we were finished. In summer we used to swim and water ski in the same area of lagoons. That's were I first learned to ski, behind Jake Jacobs' catamaran runabout. David Rees (64) and I used to do a lot together, especially in summer when he wasn't back visiting his Mother in Iowa. Does anyone know what happened to David? I heard he moved back to England. Anyway, memories are good. Friends are better. I hope you are well. Peace, -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn (70) RE: 70 upgrade and class pictures Take a look at the upgraded Class of 70 site. Click [1970] With Maren's (kindly) prodding I've added a grade school class picture section. (follow the links...) As anyone can see, we have only one class and grade school represented so far, tho Maren has just sent me another class this morning. This is sad, indeed, but with the (whole hearted) support of my classmates (who will surely dig thru those old memory boxes?) I'll be happy to scan and return by mail (unless you can wait until the reunion in July) any elementary class pictures and Jr. High annuals that are sent. If you have pictures for me to scan, let me know and I'll send you my address. -Daniel Laybourn (70) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To Ylana Mazurkiewicz (91) I used to visit Gowen often -- 1206, to be exact. That was the home of the Zangar family. I met Terri Zangar on the first day of first grade in 1960. (Christ the King, our voices ringing...) My mom (Dottie Owens) and her dad (Carl Zangar) knew each other from work, and so Terri and I were introduced upon arrival that first day. Come September we will have been friends for 40 years. Mom managed the Hanford Federal Credit Union for federal employees in the 706 building located behind the Federal Building (long before the Federal Building was built). Later on it moved into the Federal Building, and finally it merged with GESA. (I can't believe I remember all of these numbers. I usually have to really think to come up with my own phone number!) Terri's dad worked for AEC, which became DOE. Anyway, Terri Zangar Roberts and her seven siblings grew up at 1206 Gowen (along with three Cuban children who spent a few years there until their parents could leave the island -- decades before the politics of Elian). That meant eight sets of friends (or more) were in and out of the house and huge backyard. That backyard was full of just about every fruit tree known to temperate climes. I made some of my loveliest memories of childhood in that place. The basement had a pool table, and the driveway had a b-ball hoop. The living room became a dance floor or activity room for school projects on more than one occasion. Upstairs was "the eaves" where you could climb in a closet on one end of the house, and somehow access the attic and crawl to the other end of the house. (When I read the children's book "The Magician's Nephew" by C. S. Lewis many years later, I wondered whether he had ever visited the Zangar's house.) I remember trick or treating in that neighborhood. They always gave great stuff. Down at the opposite corner they always set up a haunted house with eerie sound effects and wild decorations. One year I had my hair permed on Halloween, and that night dressed up as a pirate with a red bandana tied around my very curly head. When we got to the haunted house, the neighbor mom opened the door in costume, admired all of our costumes, and decided to have fun with this little pirate by pulling off her "wig". Only it wasn't a wig! I hollered, she jumped, and we all laughed! But my favorite part was going out the back gate, up and over the dike. The Zangar family dock was down there, along with a few others, and many lazy summer afternoons were spent dangling toes and having an occasional swim off that dock. Some yards downstream was what we called "the pumps". I shudder to think what that was all about, but I'm pretty sure it was somehow connected to the Pine Bowl/Rose Bowl just through the dike. Every now and then "the pumps" would come on, and warm, dark water would pour through and into the river. The flat concrete slab that "the pumps" dumped on was covered with thick green moss. (Oooo, but that water must have been laden with nutrients!) When the water would flow, it was like a skating rink, only the pressure pushed you toward the river so you had to hang on so you wouldn't end up on the rocks where the slab ended. Of course there were the sunburns and cut feet and sprained ankles, too, but that place still holds a very dear corner in my heart. Interestingly, one of the oldest Zangar siblings, Rita, married Don Mazur. Maybe he was a long lost Mazurkiewicz who decided to shorten his name?! I joined the Zangar family reunion at the family farm in Dayton in 1998, and saw many of them for the first time in 25 years. They're every bit as wonderful as I remembered! Four generations were represented, and it was a delight to enjoy their hospitality once again. Mrs. Zangar's ears are as good as ever. I swear that whatever we whispered upstairs, she heard in the basement. We never could sneak around when she was in the house. Thanks for reviving the memories, Ylana. -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Doug Zangar (74) To Ylana Mazurkiewicz (91) Hi Ylana, We've never met but we have one thing in common, we both lived in the same house. I was born and raised in that house until I graduated from RHS (74) and actually came back to do a year at CBC. I have a lot of fond memories of the house, the dike (no foot path then - much more private), the river (we had a dock at the bottom of the cement steps - I still go back to see my name and foot print and the backwards 5 - my age at the time). The docks (there are probably around 7 in that area) created a great social life during the summer. I spent LOTS of time swimming, fishing, skiing, etc. and loving every minute of it. We'd hang out at the "pumps" as well and swim in the warmer water (who knows what great toxins were in that water). We used to grab apples from the tree at the back on the way to the river from the time they were barely big enough to eat (and quite green) until they were good and ripe in September. The cherries always accompanied us as well, with our dogs eating the the fruit from the lowest branches (labs will eat just about anything). I can remember diving into the river when it was so cold it gave you an "ice cream headache" in the spring time. At night in the winter sitting very still listening to the ducks and geese on the water obscured by the rising mist. I knew all the neighbors (I was a paper boy for three years) and still think it's "my" 'hood whenever I'm back walking along the dike. By the way, one of my sisters got married there as well. A good spot. Also, the yard was way past due for some TLC. Your mom did a nice job. -Doug Zangar (74) ******************************************** >>From: Tracy Wright Tucker (76) Couldn't resist a couple of items to comment on... I've been silent for too long. Regarding the Mexican Restaurant in West Richland, I remember going there with my family and because I am the youngest I tried to persuade everyone else to give me their black olives. Each item on the plate had its own black olive topping it! That was a great restaurant. Secondly, my sister graduated in 67 and I won't name names but they made me lie down in the back seat on the floor while they "tooled" Zips the first and maybe a second time. But, when they parked I could sit up. Go figure... However, I might add that I always got a cheery coke out of the deal. Hoping to make it to the All Bomber Reunion, -Tracy Wright Tucker (76) ******************************************** >>From: Wendy Lichfield Christensen (91) To Ylana Mazurkiewicz "Maz" (91) RE: Your house along the dike I remember a few cross country runs with you. Every time we ran along the dike, you pointed out your house. I also remember your barking dogs. Erin Berry's house was along the by-pass run (10 mile special) and she pointed her house out also. We always made a stop there to get a cold drink. Via the garden hose. I have so many fond memories of our running adventures. It was great to hear from you. I too love my old neighborhood and childhood home (the memories are abundant) As are our days at RHS. I do hope you are well. Your friend, -Wendy Lichfield Christensen (91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/9/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Davis (56), Kenny Wright (63), Linda Hensley (70), Rick Reil (70), Tanya DeMyer (90) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) RE: Camp Hanford To Carol Purkhiser (56) Hi Carol, I remember numerous trips out to entertain the soldiers. I guess we must have truly entertained them that night! We did a lot of performing in those white dresses. Remember the number we did with cap pistols slung around our hips? What wonderful memories of our musical escapades! -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright (63) As the first thoughts of Spring begin to creep into the memory of that long ago life called Richland, my salivary glands start to flow thinking about the first apricots of the season. As a legacy of the original Richland (the pre- Manhattan Project village of 243 supporting the agricultural community, primary fruit orchards) were the mature fruit trees left from the orchards that were scattered throughout after the new construction. I was forever spoiled by the abundance of FRESH fruits that were not hybridized for packing and shipping as they are now. We had three large mature apricot trees. First thing each morning at daylight during the season I would put on my cut offs and walk barefoot around the bases of the trees to see if any new fruit had dropped that night. Then I would gently shake the larger branches to harvest the next generation. The next step was to walk across the street to the Groff's (Chuck, '64) and repeat, but this time with huge peaches whose juices would run down each side of your mouth with each bite. There were about five or six of us that would keep a periodic eye, via our bicycles, on the bing cherry trees up somewhere northwest of Col- Hi. When it was time, we would rendezvous some time after mid-night and make the rounds. I remember sitting up in the trees and laughing at each other under those mercury street lights which turned those cherry stains into surrealistic images. The next morning at breakfast Mom would look at me and say, "I thought I told you not to do that again!" But as good as all the different fruits were, I loved the vegetable gardens. We had a normal one which was a delight. REAL tomatoes my favorite. There was a three foot high fence which was part of the back boundary of our yard. Across that fence was the most wondrous vegetable garden in Richland. Mrs. Swain (Jerry '54, Lloyd & Linda '66) had too much of everything all the time during the summer. Mrs. Swain would come over every few days with a basket full of that day's ripe. I remember Mom making strawberry-rhubarb pies! Although Mrs. Swain brought over tomatoes, they just tasted better after dark with a salt shaker squatting down between the rows. Today I refuse to eat the cardboard tomatoes from Safeway. Thank you for spoiling me Mrs. Swain! Oh! How I want to go back! Kenny (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Hensley Mount (70) RE: The Zangars To Vicki O (72) and Ylana M (91) My mom (a newly single mother) moved us to Richland in December of 62 (61??). We lived in the lovely apartments next to the Fire Station on GWW - not too far from Gowen. I don't remember how I hooked up with Kathy Zangar as we both went to different schools but we became fast friends. This was a God-send to me - an only child in a new town. There was always room in the Zangar home for me - always room at the dinner table, lunch table, whatever. I remember endless summer days swimming off of their dock and waiting anxiously for the pumps to come on so we could cheat death one more time (anybody in the utilities department know what those things really were?? The building is still there - I hope it was backflush water from the old steam heating systems and NOT effluent from the Rose Bowl). There were trips in their boat to one of the islands to look for arrowheads. And Kathy and Terri had this super room off of their bedroom (a giant closet) where they kept their huge (to me then) assortment of dress up clothes. I always made sure my daughters had the same type of stash as I remember how much fun this was. We also spent hours rolling down the dike and rummaging through the garbage cans at the apartment for all the great treasures people would actually throw out. We put on plays in the back yard and I am still amazed by the number and assortment of spiders that would appear as soon as the weather warmed up. Kathy, Terri and I lost touch after we moved to Delafield (although I do remember going to see one of the Beatles movies together). Mrs. Zangar had the patience of Job (so did Mr. Z) and I can not thank her enough for allowing me to be part of their family for a while. -Linda Hensley Mount (70) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Reil (70) To Daniel Laybourn (70) RE: Class of '70 grade school pictures Hi Dan: Pete Turping (70), who I'm sure reads this, has all the Christ the King class pictures. His Mom saved them all and he brought them to the 20th. So... Pete, how about getting these to Dan so he can scan them for the big reunion this summer. Thanks for your work on this Dan, it will really add to the reunion. -Rick Reil (70) ******************************************** >>From: Tanya DeMyer (90) RHS Class of 1990 is having a 10 year reunion August 18-19, 2000. The dates are firm, but details of the weekend are still being worked out. Here's some tentative information: Friday, August 18th in the evening we will meet at a local restaurant/bar to socialize and getting reacquainted. Specific time and place will be announced later. Saturday, August 19th in the afternoon there will be a family picnic in the park and an evening dinner at the Richland Red Lion. We hope to see everyone turn out. We are just starting to find addresses for our classmates. If I haven't talked to you already, please e-mail me with your address and phone number. Can't wait to see ya!! -Tanya DeMyer (90) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/10/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Brusie (51), Connie Foster (63), Kipp Quinlan (64), Lee Bush (68), Kathy Wheat (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) To Marilyn Richey (53): Hey Kid! Just wanted to let you know that you were always my "Heroine". -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Connie Foster McLean (63) I saw the memories of the Zangar family and thought many of you who knew them might be interested in knowing a little more about Brenda Zangar - I think she graduated in '65 (her sister, Sheila, was is my class - '63). Anyway, Brenda lives in the greater Seattle area and has become quite a well-known children's author. Professionally, she goes by her married name of Brenda Z. Guiberson. She specializes in non- fiction for young children - Cactus Hotel, Teddy Roosevelt's Elk, Spoonbill Swamp, Into the Sea are some wonderful ones. As an elementary Special Ed. teacher, I'm always looking for good, well- illustrated children's literature. I have been taking a wonderful workshop in Bellevue this school year that monthly features a relatively local children's author who shares his or her story with local teachers, in an attempt to motivate children to become good readers and writers. Lo and behold, in November there was Brenda Zangar speaking to the group! I hadn't seen her in probably over 35 years, but any of the Zangars are easy to recognize, even after all that time. After the class, we talked about Richland, living on the river, etc. True to her scientific Richland upbringing, she spends a great deal of time thoroughly researching her subject matter. She is very good and her books are well worth taking a look at! -Connie Foster McLean (63) ******************************************** >>From: Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) To Don McKenzie (56): The Ten Commandments?... what about The Robe? I was so impressed seeing everyone rise into the sky at the end... going to Heaven of course!... but not something my young eyes had ever seen before. To Tedd Cadd (66): Is your lovely bride Pam Hunt, the younger sister of Tommy (Tales from the Tomb) Hunt - both of whom used to live on Hetrick Ave. in Richland? To Barbara Chandler (59): You mentioned a Mexican Restaurant in West Richland - ask Roxanne Knutsen (62) she remembers the name. The restaurant I'm thinking of was owned by the Padraza Family. Israel Padraza would have been Class of '62 if they had stayed here. -Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64) ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) To Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) and Bob (Lefty Roohr) Loper (60), Kathy, Thanks for my 50th birthday congratulations! My actual birthday was on January 9th. My young coworkers (85% are between 22 and 31 years old) at Southeast Communications (9-1-1 dispatch center for Benton County, WA) wanted to help me celebrate it but we had to wait for some training to be completed so we could all get time off to spend a couple of days near Packwood, in the Cascade Mountains. They asked if I could wait till Feb. 7th & 8th to celebrate it. I said sure since I've already waited fifty years what would an extra month hurt? I can only say that I have a lot of fellow classmates, from 1968, who are already fifty or will be hitting the half century mark this year! Hey, life is just beginning! Take care everyone. -Lee Bush (68) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To Ron Richards (63): Brad Upton (74) will be in the Boise/Nampa area next week, thanks for your info, we are planning to go. Any other Idaho Bombers, give me a call if you'd like to go, too. Perhaps we can go for dinner or coffee. We are in the phone book, Chris & Kathy Fife....... -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/11/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Brad Kuiper (56), Ken Heminger (56), Mike Bradley (56), Norm Bell (61), Bonnie Timmerman (63), Leona "Mari" Eckert (65), Glenda Gray (66), Tami Lyons (76), Deanna Otterbein (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Kuiper (56) RE: The old days Does anybody besides me remember the 39/40 Mercury that Jack Alexander (55) rebuilt in auto shop and put some big truck engine in? That thing would go about 150 miles per hour but the suspension was really unstable. I'll always remember the day we were driving back from Walla Walla (Pea Harvest work I think); passed a few cars going about 100 miles per hour; and the hood flew off, wrapping itself nicely around the front end of the car behind us. I'll never forget the look on the driver's face as he got out of the car. White as a sheet. I wonder what ever happened to that car? Tony Tellier (57) made a reference to "Muscles" in one of his "lists." Does anyone remember my dog Mr. Brown who used to follow and hang around with Muscles? I was always embarrassed by that so I rarely let on that the dog was really mine. To Marilyn Richey (53): I really admire your great memory. I don't know about the rest of you, but my memory is slowly slipping. I am at least grateful that after I read/hear things, I then remember the events. But they are buried in my head somewhere. Marilyn, what ever happened to that cool car you used to cruise around in during the mid fifties? I loved that car. -Brad Kuiper (56) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger (would have been 56) To Carol Purkhiser (56): Carol, I saw your name in the Alumni Sandstorm and thought Man! that name is familiar. I did some checking and found your name in my Chief Jo annual. We were in the 9th grade together. The memories are dim now and I don't remember why, but I had your name underlined. Anyway it was good to see a familiar name... You mentioned entertaining soldiers at a base in West Richland. Where was a base in West Richland? I don't remember a base out there. I left there in 1955 and joined the service so maybe it sprung up after that? -Ken Heminger (would have been 56) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley (56) RE: R2K Reunion Just got the opportunity to review the latest minutes of the R2K committee report and have noted that there is a great deal of activity going on for this event and that a lot of good people are putting in a great deal of time to make this event a memorable one. Did not see many names from the mid to early fifties. Visited the sign up sheet for those people who have made it known that they are coming to the reunion and it looks as though there is a good start being made by some people. Only saw 2 names from my class, so all of you who were in the class of 56 let's get our names on the list to attend and if you can spare some time to help on one of the committees, please do so. I am volunteering to assist with the Chili feed as I need to do something for which I am qualified. Anyway keep up the good work everyone and I certainly am looking forward to seeing as many Bombers as possible in June. -Mike Bradley (56) ******************************************** >>From: Norm Bell (61) RE: My puzzle of a few days back: The answer (as some guessed) is the three big black/yellow cylindrical water towers located on Thayer (2) and Adams (1). One on Thayer was located at the intersection with Torbett on the west side. The other was located at the very south end of Thayer, again on the west side. You may recall these water towers had cone-shaped roofs with a blinking red lights on top. These made for good adventurous climbs after scout meetings. Today's kids would get slapped with malicious mischief and trespassing. I am curious about when these towers were taken down--must have been while I was away at college (61-65). -Norm Bell (61) ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Timmerman Glover (63) Recently I was going through some papers and pictures that I had found after my parents died. I ran across a letter that was sent from the Netherlands Information Bureau during the time of World War II. It was dated June 21, 1944. My parents were living in Richland at that time. My dad was working in the 300 area and my mother was secretary, but I am not sure if she was at the time of this notice. It said......... L.S. With the invasion of Western Europe and New Guinea, it is not at all impossible that we may see Holland and East Indies very much in the news before long. We are looking for "eye witness" information concerning the Netherlands and East Indies in order to have available when needed all data concerning the country. If you have lived in a city or in a village of the Netherlands, or have traveled through that country in your car or on your bicycle, or have toured the East Indies, and have vivid recollections of those surrounding, we would like to call on you for assistance. In order to classify our information, would you kindly fill out the enclosed stamped addressed card and return to us at the very earliest time. Your cooperation will help advance the cause of the Dutch, Netherlands kingdom is playing in bringing about the defeat of Nazism. Yours Sincerely, THE NETHERLANDS INFORMATION BUREAU G.G. Sanders, Director Western Division My father volunteered since he lived in the Netherlands during the Depression when he was on a mission for our church. He knew the language and was an interpreter for the letters that were sent to Richland from Teil, Holland. I remember seeing a picture of the Victory Garden that my parents took when they were living in a "B" house on Haupt. The citizens of Richland were sending what they could to help the city. People were sending food, clothing and anything that they could of value to the the city of Teil. It is amazing what they did to help fellow beings, no matter who they are or where they were from.... a lesson that my parents taught to me. Thanks Mom and Dad... Bill and Alta Timmerman... I love you. -Bonnie Timmerman Glover (63) ******************************************** >>From: Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) Looking at the list of persons planning on attending R2K in June was heartening. Looks much better than it did even a week ago. Was disappointed though, that so many classes have so few planning on being here. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I find hard to imagine missing. Though I didn't really "know" a lot of my classmates, I did know a lot of them by sight or just by name. These are all kids(?) we grew up with - be they actual classmates or just neighbors. There are so many that I would love a chance to see and maybe hear how their lives have been since school days. Come on folks. Aren't more of you curious and as anxious as I am to see old friends? Thank you Connie Foster McLean (63), for the information about Brenda Zangar. Have thought of her often. Was delightful to find out what she has been doing. I plan to check out these books she has written, soon. Am hoping more Bombers sign up soon. Looking forward to seeing you all in June. -Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray (66) Happy Birthday Diane Huff (66)... wherever you are!!! -Glenda Gray McClure (66) ******************************************** >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians (76) RE: Brad Upton (74) To all you Seattle area "transplants": Brad Upton will be performing at "Giggles" in Seattle on March 10th & 11th. I am planning to go and looking forward to a great show!!! -Tami Lyons Zirians (76) ******************************************** >>From: Deanna Otterbein Keller (81) Hello from Seattle. It has been fun reading the submissions from all of you. What great memories everyone has of growing up in Richland and of our days at Columbia High School (oops...guess it's Richland High School now, isn't it?!) I especially laughed at the comments regarding the mosquito trucks. I remember vividly, riding behind those trucks as a child (I lived on Pullen street until I was about 8). And it IS amazing we didn't get sick or have long- term ill effects from it. It must be that strong desert blood. Also appreciate finding the Richland Public School District's recipes for chili and cinnamon rolls. Am anxious to try both! And, of course, Arctic Circle's special sauce recipe! Ran into an Arctic Circle a few years back while vacationing in Cannon Beach, Oregon and literally chowed on a huge bunch of fries and sauce! Was glad that sauce tasted as good as I remember it. Too bad the Arctic Circle in Richland closed down. Now I can enjoy it as often as I want (though I don't know if my fries will taste as good!) Since I'm a younger alum (class of 81), some of the places referred to I was unfamiliar with. But always interesting reading about Richland in the 60's when I was just a baby. Richland has a rich history indeed. Hello to a few people I recognized while reading the memories: To: Kelvin Soldat (71): Hello to Kelvin Soldat good memories include a trip trip to Yellowstone National park with my brother, Kyle, you, and the Lujan family. I was just "the kid" in the group yet you all didn't make me feel that way! Also, after high school, visiting me down at the Town Crier where I worked one summer.) Hope all is well with you and your family. To Mike Neidhold (77): Hello, also, to Mike Neidhold. You may not remember me, but I had the biggest crush on you! Tell your brother, Joey, hi for me also. Look forward to seeing him and our whole class for our 20 year reunion next summer (the 20 years sure went by fast!). I also recognized Tony Ott's name: To Tony Ott (80): Hi Tony, How's your brother Kevin? Tell him hello for me also. To Kathy Wheat Fife (79): Did you used to teach at Carmichael Junior High School? If so, I remember having you as a teacher. Really enjoyed your class. Some of my best memories of junior high and high school include: ~ cheer leading my last year of junior high, first year of high school. ~ Pizza Hut after the soc hops. ~ Mr. Deatheridge's Class. Loved him as a teacher! And all the girls wanted to take his class in the Spring because he always wore shorts (great legs!) And, of course, he and the "lunch bunch"; anyone remember that? ~ I also enjoyed a couple years in DECA with Ms. Reba Weist (whom I still correspond with frequently; she now lives in West Seattle and works in the Burien school district). It was a fun class with a great group of people. ~ I also have great memories of hanging out at the dock at Howard Amon Park. Was visiting Richland a couple years back with my family and went boating off that dock.... sure brought back wonderful memories of lazy, crazy summer days with my friends. ~ And my best memories really are hanging out with my friends. Pre-functions at Maria Anderson's house, parties at Patty Muller's house (which ALWAYS got me in trouble; does anyone remember when my Mother showed up to one particular party in pink fuzzy slippers with a coat over a bathrobe dragging me home?! She and I actually laugh about that now, but at the time, I was mortified!). ~ Dances, football and basketball games (the best of which include traveling to Seattle for the state championships). ~ I remember cruising Columbia Park, the yearly boat races (which I'm surprised any of us survived) ~ Kennewick guys (sorry Richland guys) ~ The "Trees" ~ My big, blue car which fit 15 girls comfortably on Friday and Saturday nights. High school certainly had it's difficult times, also, but looking back I can honestly say they were some of the best years of my life. I am now living in Seattle, married for 9 years to a wonderful man, Robert. I work part time as an Office Manager at a Sport Poster company. After graduating from college, I assumed I'd be a career girl all my life, climbing the corporate ladder (my degree was in business, but I was pursuing a marketing career) But then I had my first child, and that changed my whole perspective (which I'm sure many of you moms out there can appreciate!) Now my part time status allows me to spend more time with my three year old daughter, Clover, and help in the classroom at St. Bernadette where my oldest daughter, Cerice (Age 7) attends school. Obviously, life is very busy raising a family and working, but there are so many rewards! My family and I enjoy snow skiing in the winter, camping and boating in the summer, and Husky games in the Fall. And you gotta love the pro sports in Seattle! The new stadium is awesome! I look forward to hearing from any of you and to seeing you at our 20-year reunion! -Deanna Otterbein Keller (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/12/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers, 1 WB, and 1 from Saudi Arabia today. Marilyn Richey (53), Betty McElhaney (57), Barbara Isakson (58), Jim Yount (61), Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB), Peggy Jones (67), Joe Largé (68), Betti Avant (69), Roxanne Southard (71), from Saudi Arabia ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Brad Kuiper (56): Thank you about my memory. Yes, I do remember alot about Richland even though I left Richland in the early 60's to finish college, I always kept up with things and the teams of RHS. I was a die hard Bomber fan and have follow them for a long time. I guess the car you are thinking about was a 1954 Plymouth Savory which was Blue (light and gray). That was my first love and some of your classmates drove that car from time to time from your class of '56. Hope to see you at the reunion. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) To Kenny Wright (63): Did you buy a green & white '59 Ford Fairlane in Nov. of 1962? -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau (58) via: Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett (58) Barbara doesn't have a computer yet, but is going to get one very soon. Here are her memories: My folks came to Richland in 1943 from Columbus, Montana. We lived in a small trailer out at Camp Hanford until our house was ready. First house was a prefab. Walking to and from school, I remember the sandstorms. Some got in our eyes, face, and for the girls, stung our legs. No grass or trees. If you wanted to change houses, you went to the 760 Building and signed up and then waited. My brother, David Isakson (63), his two kids (Peter and Kris), and my two kids (Cindy and Todd) all graduated from Columbia High (now Richland High). Now have grandchildren who will go there too. We were told the folks weren't going to stay in Richland long - that was a big laugh. To Class of '58: Remember the All Bomber Reunion 2000 (R2K) on June 23,24,25. Please eMail Perry Moore (63) that you plan to attend. Next planning meeting for R2K is February 22. Let's have a good Class of '58 showing. -Barbara Isakson Rau (58) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Jones Snow (67) Dear Alumni, I think the first message I sent to this address was a bust. I'll give it another try. I just got this web site yesterday from Peg Hume ('67, me too) and spent about two hours reading message after message. It was a total nostalgia evening. I couldn't believe how many others remembered chasing the DDT trucks! I grew up on Davison, next door to the Mobley's (Judy and Janie) and two houses down from Marcia Chapman - all of whom I have lost track of - anyone know where they are? I went to elementary school at Jefferson and remember Mrs. Jones... no relation! Also, does anyone know where/how Diane Grunwald (63) is? She was a friend of my older sister, Betsy Jones. I enjoyed everyone's stories but especially enjoyed Frank Osgard's (?spelling) letter to Jim Hamilton (63) and think the guy has real talent for capturing the essence of that era. Do you write professionally, Frank? I plan on checking the Alumni news often and hope to be in Richland next summer. Its been 10 years since I've been back and it must be time. Best regards to all, -Peggy Jones Snow (67) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Yount (61) RE: Water tower at Thayer and Torbett To Norm Bell (61) Your note about the water towers brought back some memories. I grew up on the corner of Thayer and Townsend Court, and the tower was visible out our kitchen window. I had gone all the way through junior high at Chief Joseph without missing a day of school. During my sophomore year? (58-59), the tower was dismantled and my folks and I thought it was a great excuse for breaking my attendance record - I took two days off, and watched the de- construction (there must have been some engineer in me, even then!). I remember Merv Witherup's (61) adventures, climbing the tower and using his coat to "flash" the beacon on the top. Later, he took gallons of light green paint up, to cover the graffiti, so that he would have a fresh place to start writing! Just wouldn't be tolerated by the local police today... -Jim Yount (61) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Fitzmaurice (67Woulda Been) Since I left Richland at age 10 (1960), I don't have high school memories but thanks to the Sandstorm and all of your contributions, a lot of stuff I haven't thought about in years has surfaced. Anyone remember Dawson Richards? I used to go there with my Dad and wait around while he bought a suit. The thing I remember most is the wallpaper – a fox hunt motif, as I recall. There's apparently very little for a 6 or 7 year old to do in a men's store except make up stories about the horses, dogs and guys in the funny hats pictured on the wall paper. At least you do that after you check yourself out from all sides in that fitting mirror. I remember getting my hair cut at The Leader barbershop. Wendell Lent was the barber. Nice guy. I think it was located near Ernie’s Restaurant. The thing I remember most about Ernie’s (aside from the prime rib) was the glass etchings that separated the booths – etchings of mushroom clouds. And then there was Korten's Music Shop – seems they had a list of the top 40 records each week that we could pick up for free. Wasn't it KPKW (The Big “K”, studios and transmitter located near the Black Angus in Kennewick), that published the list? Also I remember buying my first “real” record there. Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog.” It was a 78. Korten's also offered music lessons. I took piano lessons there from Mr. Grazinni and was there a lot - but can't forget the evening I was slated for “stardom” in the Christmas program at Jefferson Elementary as a Holly Sprite and had to attend the piano lesson first. I showed up at Korten's in green tights with a crepe paper kind of skirt and a red shirt. I don't think anyone saw me… but I suspect someone out there will be e-mailing me soon with the message, "was that YOU!?" OK, one more -- I lived on Howell Street behind the Baptist Church on George Washington Way. The church had great sidewalks, real smoooooth and perfect for roller skating. A bunch of us kids would walk across the gravel parking lot (after chasing the DDT jeep), take out our skate keys, put the skates on our oxfords and start to skate around. About that time, the caretaker of the church would come out and chase us away. We never knew his name but we called him Mr. Grumpy. In retrospect I think its fascinating that we added the "Mr." – even tho we didn't like the guy – guess we were trained to show respect for our elders – even if they were mean to little kids. -Dick Fitzmaurice (67Woulda Been) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Largé (68) To Pam Ehinger (67): Dear Pam, Please don't rock the Boat! Us guys LIKE the percentages the way it is! It beats having the only one to dance with is "Big Bob the Bruizer" all to bits! -Joe Largé (68) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: water towers in Richland I grew up at the corner of Torbett and Thayer. I remember the water tower very well. At the time it was there there were no houses on the lot. I believe I was in Jr. High (perhaps HS) when the tower was taken down and someone bought the property and built a house on the lot. I was in Jr. High from 63-66 and HS from 66-69. I know the house was there my senior year as I took some girls I babysat to that house. It probably was Jr. High, though. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Roxanne Southard Jenkins (71) Date: Fri Feb 11 01:25:41 2000 Great site. Thank-you I just found this site, brings back alot of school memories. Haven't moved to far from richland, Pendleton, Oregon. When I come up to richland don't ever see to many of my old buddies, tri-cities have changed alot. Still a great school. -Roxanne Southard Jenkins (71) ******************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/13/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Davis (56), Pat Aeschliman (57), Burt Pierard (59), Glenda Gray (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Kathy Wheat (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) RE: Water Tower I remember that tower on the corner of Thayer and Torbett. When we moved to Richland for the second time in '48, we stayed with a family (the Nixon's) in an A house facing the tower. My Dad used to park his old Nash (wasn't so old then, however!) in the lot the tower was on. I could watch for him to come home from the bedroom window. That bedroom housed our family of four for several months. How well I remember that housing list. We would go down there often to see where our name was on the list waiting for a house of our own. Then, again, years later we were back looking at the list waiting for a "single" house which we finally moved into my Junior year. But, back to the tower. Wanda Willis (56) and I tried out our first cigarette behind my Dad's car at the base of the tower. We were in fourth grade at Sacajawea. I'm surprised we weren't caught as we could have been seen from the second floor of any of the A houses around! (Now, little sister, don't go and tell Mom and Dad on me!) I was "caught" enough doing things I shouldn't have done! Enough confession for today. -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) ******************************************** >>From: Pat Aeschliman Roberts (57) To: Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB) While reading through your post this morning, a tiny bulb flickered in my memory bank. Judging from your description, you lived down the block from my aunt on Howell. Assuming you were an absolutely adorable little blonde tyke, I baby- sat you occasionally! It does not surprise me you would refer to someone as "Mr." Grumpy - you had terrific parents as I recall ... and your mother was beautiful! Thanks for the memory. -Pat Aeschliman Roberts (57) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To all members of all classes - The R2K Committee desperately needs a head count of prospective attendees in June. THIS IS NOT A FIRM COMMITMENT!!! Even if you are just leaning towards attending, the committee needs to know - we are rapidly approaching the point where disbursements must be made based on anticipated attendance. Check out the R2K Web site and scan the list of possible people to see if you are on it. If not, use the hyperlink to get signed up. Is poor Mary Triem Mowery (47) the only person prior to 1952 who is thinking of attending? Come on now. I see dozens of references in the Sandstorm to "see you in June" but the names do not show up on the tally. Please send them in NOW! Bomber cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray (66) It is amazing how the name of a street can trigger such memories.. Davison and that area... Bixlers, Gustafsons, Galbreaths, Jermans, Randy Smith, Barry Wood, Marsha Felt, Wagners, Hylbaks, Rudy Franz, Terri Platt, David Zweifel.. and so many more... where are you guys? Mrs. Jones...!!! the PE teacher at Jefferson, forever!!! Mrs. Price at Jefferson... what a task master! And my note to Pam Hunt... do you remember taking my place in the 3rd grade Christmas production of "The Littlest Angel" because I had to have my tonsils removed? Class of 66: I don't see very many of you writing in here... belated birthday to Diane Simpson and Happy Birthday to Marilyn Herferd (sp). I can hardly wait to read this every day to see who has written. Does anyone remember square dancing at the community center Friday nights? "Those were the days". -Glenda Gray McClure (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) To Joe Largé (68): Dear Joe, Sorry but I don't want to dance with Big Bob the Bruzier's sister Big Bertha!! So BRING on the MEN!! Please sign in NOW for the 2000 Reunion and all the fun!! Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) Of all the memories of uptown Richland I have never seen mention of BB & M. I remember purchasing my first pair of cleated track shoes so I could try and keep up with some of my teammates...... and my first ever ski boots, (and then rode the 3 hour bus ride to Mission Ridge through jr. high and high school. Those ski buses, what fun we had!) And, not to mention all the shorts and socks we purchased. Last time I was in Richland BB & M had gone out of business. I have never known any of the history behind the name, owners, when it opened, why it closed, etc. Tamara Baird (another '79 er) and I are interested in putting together a cookbook for the R2K reunion. 1-2 entries per person, hopefully with a little one paragraph story of how it relates to Bomber mania. I have seen so many entries to Sandstorm that involve a pie, a doughnut, (SPUDNUT), the school chili, cinnamon rolls, pre-game spaghetti feeds and restaurant memories. If you are interested in participating, please send me your entries. If we get enough, we'll put it together..... -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/14/00 ~ VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers & 2 Bomber WBs today. Dick Pierard (52), Don Panther (62), Frank Osgard (63WB), Steve Upson (65), Carol Peterson (66), Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB) Pam Ehinger (67), Joe Largé (68), Betti Avant (69), Mary Jane Smith (70), Peggy Adair (72), Kathy Wheat (79), Mike Kasey (86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard (52) I second brother Burt's n(59) request. I looked at the list and was somewhat surprised at how few had signed up for R2K. I think most people just need to be reminded to act now. The event seems so far down the pike that we don't realize how quickly something like that can creep up on you. Just remember, did we ever think we would see the year 2000? P.S. I illicitly (was there any other way?) climbed the Thayer/Torbett water tower late one night, and fortunately didn't get caught. The tower was just like the legendary mountain that people climb. They do so because it is there. -Dick Pierard (52) ******************************************** >>From: Don Panther (62) To Kipp Quinlan Schmidt (64): The restaurant in West Richland was called The Mexican Inn, and it was owned by the Pedraza family. (It's now a convenience store.) Israel was a buddy of mine during Jr. High and High School, and I used to spend a lot of Sunday afternoons at his house. He had several beautiful sisters with beautiful names; Gloria, Lydia, Ophelia, Evangelina, Christina. Israel retired from the Navy and returned to the Tri-Cities. I remember going to the Mexican Inn on Sunday afternoon for dinner once in a while, and seeing his dad, Joe, walk by a big jar of peppers, popping one in his mouth. They left West Richland and opened a restaurant in Connel and then one in Vantage, and then one in Wenatchee. His dad's still living in Wenatchee or Ellensburg. -Don Panther (62) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63WB) Today is Valentines Day and while it has been 45 years or so, I've pretty much come to grips with the Valentines Day Party in Mrs. Brinkman's 5th grade class. As I recall I'd decorated a shoe box with white butcher paper, red hearts and some crepe paper. Right after second recess I opened it up. Thirty some kids, twenty some valentines. The first time that I realized that not everyone loved me as much aa my Mom, regardless of what the cards said. But that's not what this is all about. There was one card, that was not one of the dime store punch out kind, this one actually folded. The message was: If roses weren't red, And violets weren't blue, I would still be your valentine, Because I love you. You can imagine the effect this had on me. The bad part, was it was unsigned. I rubbernecked around the room to see if anyone was looking at me. Everyone seemed to be reading those little hearts on the Room Mother Cupcakes and drinking red kool-aid. I spilled mine about this time, receiving a PF Flyer full of sugar. Still I couldn't figure out who it could be from. I knew it wasn't from Ann Louise, Mary Margaret, Judy, Joan Ann, Verbie or Lila. They had the good form of signing theirs. I assumed it wasn't from Pook, 'cause someone had wiped their nose on a card and I've always thought it was him. Plows was too cheap to spend a dime on a card, when Pall Malls were only a quarter. I ruled out all the guys in total. But now I think I know who it was. It was in fact a girl, and I'm pretty sure she remembers, too. You going to be at Y2R? -Frank (63WB) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Upson (65) Re: BB&M Sporting Goods Kathy Wheat Fife's (79) comment on BB&M in the Uptown blew the dust off some of my memories. I think the name was the initials of the owners. The Tricycle Herald carried a story on its closing a few years ago. As I recall, Paul Blazine's (65) dad was a co-owner. I used to go to the store to ooh and ahh over the hunting and fishing gear. Sometimes I even bought stuff, mostly fishing equipment and shotgun shells. I always bought my licenses, tags and stamps from them and continued to do so until they closed. Oh, yeah, I got my first jock strap there, too. My brothers and I took YMCA-sponsored ski lessons at Spout Springs for a few years. The Saturday morning bus used to park in front of the Spudnut shop and one of our parents would drop us off there. At some point, the bus rendezvous was moved to the front of BB&M. On the trip to Tollgate, we'd always stop at a little diner and all the kids would rush in to get snacks or a meal. The locals watched the spectacle from their stools and booths. There was never enough time during that quick stop for the busy (and usually cranky) cook to adequately fill all those orders. I distinctly remember eating half-cooked, greasy French fries in the rear of the bus as we pulled away and headed out again for the slopes. (There was also a pull-knob cigarette vending machine up against the far right-hand wall where kid rebels who'd planned in advance and brought the right change could buy smokes.) Since I usually got pretty wet and cold while skiing, a hot bowl of chili with saltine crackers at the lodge was a great lunch. Hershey's chocolate bars helped, too. Returning to BB&M and seeing Mom or Dad waiting for us always felt good. Getting back to a warm home and Mom's dinner was even better! Anyone else remember the YMCA bus? -Steve Upson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Peterson Zimmerman (66) To Glenda Gray (66) Hi Glenda, Mrs. Price's name really brings back memories. I think I was the third flower gardener in "The Littlest Angel." Was Robert or Charles Jerman the littlest angel? We were always making something in Mrs. Price's class. For our Indian unit I remember scouring the swamp for cattails and making a teepee that I could sit in. My Dad really got into those projects. When I was in Richland a couple of years ago I stopped and peered into what used to be Mrs. Price's room. What a teacher!!! Great Memories! -Carol Peterson Zimmerman (66) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB) RE: babysitter To Pat Aeschliman Roberts (57): What nice things to say about my Mom and Dad! Thanks. They live about 15 minutes away from me (San Francisco Bay Area) and while they're not “into” computers, I'm keeping them up to date about the Bomber Website. I've been printing out some of the old Richland pictures, etc., I think they're getting a kick out of it. I’d like to think I was “absolutely adorable” -- But for sure, I was (and am) blond. We lived on Howell, near Hoxie, so I suspect you're right about being my babysitter. Who was your aunt? Where did you live? How old was I? I need details to access my data banks. Kathy Wheat Fife (79) mentioned BB&M – wasn't there a neon sign above the store featuring the letters BB&M, a clock and a mallard attempting to escape a hunter? And Glenda Gray (66) mentioned Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Price at Jefferson Elementary. I remember Mrs. Jones had an accent and was difficult to understand generally – in the gym with the echo, understanding her was next to impossible. And God forbid you should forget to wear oxfords with rubber soles on P.E. day. I have great memories of Mrs. Price… but those are for another day. -Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) RE: Square Dancing To Glenda Gray (66): Glenda, I sure can remember the Doesy Doe's and Swing Your Partner and how about the Alaman Right and Alaman Left (not sure of all the spelling:)) It was a lot of fun. I don't remember how many times I got to go, but when I did I got to wear my brown dancing skirt!! It was full and would twirl with the wind! Great memory's!! Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ps. Hi to all the Peepers, they know who they are! LOL ******************************************** >>From: Joe Largé (68) To Pam Ehinger (67), Point, Game, Match!!! Your point is well taken! Big Bob the Bruizer and Big Bertha! So, does this mean I get the next dance? (You DO know how to do the minuet, don't you?). I look forward to seeing you at the reunion (by- the-way I'm already on the list). -Joe Largé (68) (despite the 1-year difference, I'm older than I look). ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: Womens' Lib early 60's style I was always a "Tom Boy" growing up. I guess that is what happens when most of the kids your age in the neighborhood are boys. I would rather play tackle football, basketball, or catch then with dolls. I still have the glove my mother gave me in grade school. In the 5th grade at Jason Lee (Mr. Ross's class), the boys decided to have a checker tournament and the girls a jacks tournament. Well, me being a tom boy decided I would rather play checkers than jacks. I was better at that game I thought. Well, I ended up 3rd in the class, not bad considering I was the only girl in that game. Also my most embarrassing moment from being a tom boy. In the 6th grade I was the only girl that played softball with the boys. One day the rest of the girls in the class decided they wanted to play too. One of the girls was pitching and wasn't very good at it. My teammates said just swing at anything. I did and struck out 3 times. I was sure embarrassed as when I was the only girl playing I got on base alot. Oh, well so much for Womens' Lib. Do any of you remember Sanders-Jacobs' Field in Kennewick? From the time I was a little tyke I went to games in the old Northwest League with my family. I believe it was when I was in High School, that Cal Ripken, Sr. managed the team for the summer. His wife and kids joined him in the Tri-Cities for their summer vacation. Cal, Jr. must have been about 5 or 6 and who would have thought then that he would be a big star in the grand ole game?! My big disappointments were I never got a foul ball or won at BINGO! I remember you had to return the foul ball and get a ticket for a "goodie". No keeping them then as they didn't have very many to lose. Well, it is spring training time again. Play ball!!! -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor (70) RE: Second Grade memory! Does anyone else remember the "post office" Mrs. Warren would set up in her classroom every February so that her kids could "mail" their valentines to each other? Pretty clever way to get us all involved in a fundamental math skill that seems to be lacking now adays. No computers to rely upon back then! Warm thoughts from Alaska! -Mary Jane Smith Poynor (70) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair (72) RE: Dawson-Richards Dick Fitzmaurice (67WB) inquired about Dawson-Richards in Uptown Richland. My sister, Anneta (52), and her husband, George Anderson (53), owned and operated the store since the mid-seventies. It was a family run store; not with just the Andersons, but with many well known people from Richland. Just to name a few that I remember are Mrs. Rish, Art Rawlins, LuAnn Anderson (Spanner), Marilyn Hultman, Becky DeGraw, Mrs. Mitchell (seamstress), Mrs. Spanner, and Carolyn Rish. The store was recently closed. My sister underwent heart surgery Friday the 11th of February; however, did not come through it as hoped. Anneta passed away Saturday the 12th. She will be dearly missed by many friends and all the family. Her daughters, Laura (74), Becky and Cheryl are in Richland staying with their dad for the week to help with all that has to be done. -Peggy Adair (72) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) First of all, my husband and I and a couple of friends went and saw Brad Upton (74) perform at a comedy show in neighboring Nampa, Idaho, last night. He is the best among comics! We laughed so hard we had tears rolling down our faces.... our bellies ached and we smiled and chuckled all the way home..... My cheeks still hurt, Brad! Any time any of you get a chance to see him, go for it. He is gifted! Secondly, thanks to all of you who sent in ideas and input regarding the cookbook. It looks like we might have enough interest. I've received several recipes already, but it takes 100 or so to make a good cookbook. Please make sure you let me know your full name and year of graduation, (or your "wanna be" year of graduation) along with a short paragraph of it's origin, relation to Bomber mania or why your entering it. I received a couple recipes people made in grade school classes with great memories... that will work, too. Any favorite lunch recipes like the chili, cinnamon rolls and for Spudnuts would be appreciated, too! Keep the recipes rolling in..... -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Kasey (86) HI to all bombers. I'm hoping some one out there knows how to locate some of my old friends. I'm looking for Doug Moore, I think he graduated in 1985. Last I heard he was living in Medford Oregon. Also I would like to find out about Scott Couch. He and Doug moved to Oregon together. Can anyone help me out? Please e mail me. -Mike Kasey (86) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/15/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Epler (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Dennis Barr (58), Pam Ehinger (67), Donna Seslar (68), Pam Pyle (69), Mike Franco (70), Diane Carpenter (72), Beth Young (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) RE: Anneta To Peggy Adair (72): I will always remember your sister, Anneta Lollar (52) as a very classy lady. Anneta and your brother, Joe Adair, were the first teenagers I met when first arriving in North Richland in the summer of 1950. They lived in one of the few North Richland houses just across from my brother’s old Schult trailer. In those days most of N.R. was a big trailer camp for the construction workers. I think the houses were reserved for the construction superintendents. At the time we were in the process of moving from Eugene, Oregon. My mother stayed in Eugene to get the house ready for sale, while my father and I journeyed to Hanford for another new beginning. Dad bunked in the barracks while I bunked on the couch in my brother’s trailer. In the fall, I would give Anneta and her best friend Betty Jo Roop (51) a ride to school in our ’41 Willys Americar coupe. For those first months, Anneta was gracious enough to help a very shy and bashful kid to make his way in another new school. And I’ll never forget her for that. And then after a little while we went our separate ways. After we moved to West Richland, I never saw Anneta very much. This morning as Cheyenne (my chocolate lab) and I went on our walk through the pine forests south of Mt. Vernon, we said a silent good bye to Anneta. She was probably unaware of how many lives she touched. -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Peggy Adair (72): I'm sorry to hear about Anneta (52) passing away. I went to high school with your sister and she was well liked and a very nice person to be associated with in any way. I graduated with George Anderson (53) and he is a class act himself. I one thing I remember about Anneta was her smile. She seemed always to have a pleasant smile on her face when you met her. My heart goes out to the Anderson family as to her family at this time of grief. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Barr (58) To Jim Yount (61) Jim, I remember the water tower off of Thayer very well, as a West Richland "Bomber" I and my friends traveled down Thayer every day going to school and back home at the end of day. I remember one day early spring of 1958, that the school was a buzz about that particular tower... It seems that over the weekend two of my classmates from the class of 58 had left a message a top the tower in beautiful yellow gold as my memory serves me. There was quite a stir and everyone could hardly wait for lunch time to check it out. Again if my memory is right there was at that time a wire fence completely surrounding the four legs of the tower. There on the very top of the tower right next to the light at the top was the name... "FRANNIE"... And I don't mean Rish!! John Meyers (58) and a classmate named Frannie Ingmire were the authors. Frannie was a knockout young lady with a twin sister to match and all of the guys in school were quite taken with them to say the least. These two girls arrived to spend their senior year with us and being that their father was the commanding officer of camp hanford, they were a big hit. Back to the story... Frannie was probably less than five foot so climbing the tower wasn't a big deal, but big John at 6'6" was something else, but they managed it in the dark of night. I'm sure that Rish and Dawald probably had some bad dreams about that little escapade, and if it had ended badly, would have been the loss of one of our biggest sports leader... Anyway that was the first and only graffiti that I can remember on the tower at that date. Just to see it and think about how high it was and in the dark, made this old ground hog shudder. Great memory!! Dennis Barr (58) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) To Joe Large' (68) Dear Joe; As a matter of fact I do know.... most of the minuet! In CK we put on a show about the dance. Can't quite remember why we did it but do remembering putting powder in our hair, and it was all girls because the guys wouldn't do the dance. But Yes you may have this dance! I like the young one anyway!! Look for me at the registration desk!! Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ps my husband is 3 1/2 years younger than me! ******************************************** >>From: Donna Seslar White (68) Mention of a teacher setting up a post office in the classroom brought back memories. Anyone remember Mrs. McGelligott (sp) in Marcus Whitman, second grade? She set up a school store and we as members of her class would sell pencils, paper, erasers, etc. to the other classes. It was also a good lesson in math skills for us. Making change, etc. There were empty cans (vegetable, fruit, etc.) too, I guess, make the store more realistic. But I can remember one student getting mad at me because he or she wanted to buy a can of food for their mother! -Donna Seslar White (68) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) To Frank Osgard (63 WB): Frank: The 'WB' notwithstanding - what the heck is THAT, anyway? - want to say thanks for a perfectly wonderful story about that Valentine in Ms. Brinkman's 5th grade classroom. Great read! I tried, mightily, to challenge some of those other old Valentine stories out of the dusty closets in which they've hidden all these years, but yours is the only one I've seen in print here. Hope you find her at R2K! And, to my former Lewis & Clark classmates: Valentine's Day will be celebrated at the U.S. Department of Commerce with Mrs. Pyle's famous heart-name cookies. I baked and decorated them yesterday, and am waiting for hubby to pull up out front of the building to deliver them. (I ride a commuter bus some 37 miles into DC, which makes transport of such items virtually impossible.) Speaking of that "wild man", Charles and I celebrate 24 years of marriage today. Geez! I remember a time when I couldn't imagine LIVING 24 years, much LESS with the same man!! Happy Valentine's Day, Bomberville Alumni! -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To Mary Jane Smith (70) Yes... I remember Mrs. Warren's post office in second grade at Jefferson. She was a great teacher. Remember how BIG Jefferson seemed when we all went there? And then (for those of us who returned later in life) how narrow the hallways seemed and how small the desks really were. In my years of travel and living here in the Puget SOund area I have noticed one thing we all took for granted growing up in Richland.... we had endless acres of playgrounds and ball fields. To this day when I drive through Richland I think of how fortunate we all were for all that space. Am interested to hear from class of 70 folks planning on getting home for the 30th. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) 14 Feb. Happy Birthday to Val Ghirado (72) -Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To Dick Pierard (52) et al: To those of you who may be worried about number of people signed up for the Y2K reunion. Beyond the 10, 20, 30, etc. year reunions that are occurring this year anyway, I would venture to say that people from the odd numbered years don't have a clue that this reunion is being planned. Except for those of us on this newsletter, how many actually know? Has anybody contacted any of the reunion committees to "snail mail" the other classes? At any rate, I hope nobody is considering the website the sum total of potential attendees. There are still lots of people who aren't "wired," especially older folks who don't even know why they would need a computer. Don't forget our non-internet users! -Beth Young Gibson (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/16/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers, 1 NON Bomber and 2 funeral notices today. Dick Pierard (52), Hugh Hinson (52), Marilyn DeVine (52), Denny Kline (57), Linda Houck (61), Sue Elliott (62), Jim Hamilton (63), David Rivers (65), Margi May (66), Larry Holland (61-Michigan) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard (52) Thanks to Don Panther (62) for the report on the Pedraza family. I fondly remember Joe and the kids, especially the girls. Israel was a little tyke then, surrounded by some rather attractive sisters. They were really wonderful people - warm, friendly, receiving - and you could not help but like them all. I often wondered what had become of them. It is nice to know that Joe is still in the land of the living. -Dick Pierard (52) ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To: Peggy Adair (72): I am deeply sorrowed to hear about Anneta. She was a favorite of mine in school and she and George made a classy couple. I send my deepest sympathies and our prayers are with you and the Anderson family. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) To Peggy Adair (72) I'm so sorry to hear your sister, Anneta, didn't make it through her heart surgery. I remember her as being a beautiful soft-spoken girl/woman and know she will be greatly missed. My loving sympathy to all the families. Well, I'm back in Richland. It's kind of a long story, so suffice it to say I'm living with my younger son, Wes Rawlings, helping with the baby-sitting in exchange for a roof over my head, food on the table and a loving family to enjoy. My "stuff" hasn't arrived from Alaska, yet, but I'm getting settled in and soon will get out and around to visit old school chums. Next month I'll have money to buy a used car. For now I work for Wes and Angie 4 half-days a week and use their cars to get around when I need to go further than walking distance. We are down here in the South end of town on the corner of Adams and Barth. Having lived only on the West side of town, up the hill, this is a little different. No curbs or sidewalks, but I'm sure the baby and I will walk big sister Jordan to Kindergarten when she starts in the Fall. Take care, everyone. Loving regards, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Kline (57) To Classmates (57): I have completely lost track of Ken Jones (57) and his family. They were especially helpful to me back in our 'good old school days' and I would love to locate Ken. Anyone have any idea, please? -Denny Kline (57) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Houck See (61) To Norm Bell (61): I was right when I was reading your trivia question on the 7th. The water tower on Adams was my guiding "light" one afternoon as I was walking home from school. I decided to walk straight home off the Lewis & Clark grounds to Goethals (Jadwin) instead of turning left at Endress. I was soon lost. The only thing that looked familiar was the water tower and I knew where it was from my house so I kept going south until I reached it and then went east and found my neighborhood. I was living at 113 Benham then. Great memory, thanks! -Linda Houck See (61) ******************************************** >>From: Sue Elliott Homan (62) RE: Water tower All this talk of the water tower on the corner of Torbett and Thayer -- that was my main landmark to get home by!! My family lived in the A house next door to the tower (in the side away from the tower). As I have an uncanny ability to get lost under the best of circumstances, I sort of suspected my folks chose that house to make my life easier. Only ONCE did I wander into somebody else's home by mistake -- better than my usual, I might add. Bomber neighbors included Randy George (W/B62); Holland St. John, who taught speech; Bruce Brunelle (62), the Witherups -- lots of others, it seems like, but the names have disappeared in the fog. Just signed up for R2K - feels good to finally have decided! Bomber cheers, -Sue Elliott Homan (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Do I REMEMBER the Ski Bus? Do I remember the SKI BUS? Dang right I do. That was the first time this little Cougar, was thrown in with all them Chief Joe kids, just me and Cliff Cunningham (62) as I recall. I made some great friends in Robbie and Bob, I listed to Joe Ford's (63) little brother Dickie wax eloquently on the Civil War, first sang the words to "Catalina Matalina Hoomersteiner Wallenbinder", learned to understand that goofy language that Mary Lou and Ellen made up, and fell in love a couple of times. The smell of diesel exhaust on a crisp day still gets my heart revved up. As recently as last month my heart rate spiked up to about 120 when I stood beside a Metro Bus at 6th and Pine, or was it Pike. I always get them mixed up. The YMCA Ski Bus was as much a piece of growing up as the Camlin, playing pin balls at the Bus Depot, smoking in the wind break, Hi- Spot, sleepin' out on the third island and toolin' Zips. -jimbeaux (63) p.s. It's nice today, think I'll go find a bus stop at lunch ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Annita Adair To the Adair Clan: Joe, Peggy, Jimmie, Kathie, Tobie and Stevie, my prayers are with you and your Dad. Jimmie, forgive me for being so wrapped up in my 40 Ford problems to put the pieces together. I'm so grateful the Dr. is always in when I call. Annita was certainly loved by all who knew her as the last couple of days of Sandstorm attest. I'm sorry I can't be there. Heidlebaugh sends his love and you always have mine. -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Margi May Legowik (66) My brother, Rick May, had Mrs. McGelligot (or however it should be spelled) but I had other wonderful teachers at Marcus -- like Mrs. Polson. I remember the fun we had at the annual event where we would sell comic books and "white elephants" and do the cake walk. I won a delicious spice cake on the Marcus Whitman cake walk when I was maybe nine years old -- it convinced me that I was very lucky, indeed! I have since gone on to win many a door prize! My mother, now 77 years old and still in Richland, has one of the prizes we garnered at the Marcus affair -- a little figurine of a German beer drinker, who tilts this way or that way. Very charming. Who donated that? Marcus rules, and so do the Bombers! -Margi May Legowik (66) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Larry Holland (61-Watervliet, MI) Date: Sat Feb 12 14:36:59 2000 From Kalamazoo, Michigan I have been corresponding with Gary Behymer (64), a Columbia HS (now Richland) grad, about finding David Lewis albums. No luck there yet although he has been very helpful. He put me on to this website and I am greatly impressed. I would like to contact old classmates also but we haven't got anything like this to facilitate the efforts. Good luck to you all. Larry Holland (class of 1961, Watervliet, Michigan and college class of 1966 from Michigan State University) -Larry Holland (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notices scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 Anneta Loller [Adair] Anderson, Class of 1952 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/17/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Clarence Fulcher (51) and Gloria Adams (54), Marilyn Richey (53), Craig Buchanan (57), Dean Enderle (57), Burt Pierard (59), John Northover (59), Jim Hamilton (63), Gary Behymer (64), Gary Ell (67), Anna Durbin (69), Mike Franco (70), Peggy Adair (72), Doug Payne (73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clarence Fulcher (51) and Gloria Adams Fulcher (54) To the Adair Family: Please accept the heartfelt sympathies of Clarence and I at the loss of your beloved Anneta. We both went to Col Hi with her and we, like many others, admired her class and beauty. Our prayers are with the entire family. Sincerely, -Clarence Fulcher (51) -Gloria Adams Fulcher (54) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Marilyn DeVine Dow (52): Welcome home from one Marilyn To another. It is amazing how many return after years away from Richland. Hope to see you when you start getting out to visit. Patti Cole Pierce (52) - who was one of your friends in school - and I are planning going out to lunch or something in the near future. Maybe we can make it a threesome. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan (57) To Marilyn DeVine (52): I saw in the Sandstorm that you have moved from Alaska to Richland. I welcome you back to the 'ol Atomic City. Please tell your brother hello for me. -Craig Buchanan (57) ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle (57) To Denny Kline (57) RE: Ken Jones Hello Denny: Don't know if you remember me or not, unless I am confused, which is quite possible after all this time. Didn't you drive a yellow 49/50? Ford in high school? I can't help you with Ken Jones whereabouts now, but I did see him several years ago one evening in London, stopped and had a chat about the old school days and went our separate ways, I don't know if he was in the military at that time or was just hanging out over there? I just happened to see your name while checking out the latest Bomber nostalgia on the Sandstorm, by the way didn't you also go to Central Washington or am I totally wrong? Anyway I am sorry I could not give you more info about Kenny but just thought I would mention what I knew, take care of yourself and drop me a note if you feel like it. -Dean Enderle (57) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To Beth Young Gibson (81) & everyone else in Bomberville Beth, You have brought up an important point, namely how to notify people about R2K who are not on the Sandstorm mailing list. The Committee identified this as a problem early on. The Committee has neither the resources nor the time to send out the 1000's of written notices to reach all Bomber grads. The Sandstorm reaches about 1800 people daily and pleas to the Class Page Keepers to help have been included, but apparently with little or no effect. As we speak, Linda Belliston Boehning (63), R2K Secretary, is attempting to contact each Page Keeper personally to request help by Telephone Trees or Personal Mailings to their snail mail classmates. What can the rest of us do to help? If you know any Bomber friends who are not on the Sandstorm list, contact them and find out if they are interested in attending. If so, send their name(s) in for the R2K Head Count! Let's get the word out! We are the Bombers and we can do anything!!!! -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) So far we have had 77 Bombers take the time to get on the web, link to the All Bomber Alumni Links, scroll down and find the link to the All Bomber Survey, click on that link and take the quiz, which gets you to the survey form. To simply the process I have removed the quiz. You can now click on the All Bomber Survey on the main page, which will take you to a page which you can either take the survey or check the results. At this point your are one click away from the survey form. Of the 77 that have taken the survey, we have 30 Female and 47 Male respondents. 49 of those still live in Washington State. There are 51 of those that are still married to the same first spouse! One individual has been Married, Divorced, Married, Divorced, Married, Divorced, Married and Widowed. I am sure there is a story in there some where. I do know a person [non- Bomber] that has been Married and Divorced to/from the same individual twice and now they simply live together because they cannot stand to be married to each other ...??? Of the first spouses, 33 are from Richland, 40 from the Tri-City area and 56 from Washington State. Most people that answered the survey felt they have had a steady life, with only 4 having health problem. Most people that responded felt that the 40's were their best years, with the majority feeling that the 20's and 30's being the worst years of their lives. The Class of 64 has the most respondents, with the remaining years having sparse representation. I know there is someone out there ... that likes to add things up ... just to make sure things balance. That will not happen with this survey as some respondents either missed a question or did not want to respond to a question. Every question is optional. The survey form responses are added to the survey totals in a data base I maintain. All other information is stripped off and dumped in the big bit bucket in the sky. In other words, your email address and name is separated and deleted. We do have a problem with individuals that use AOL or WEBTV ... After you answer the survey and click on the 'SUBMIT' button, blank responses are sent to the survey data base. A possible work around ... answer the questions on a friends computer that does not use AOL or WEBTV ... or answer the survey and after you have completed the form, you should be able to print the form and mail it to me and I will enter the responses directly. [get a new ISP!] It takes about 5 minutes or so to take the survey... LET'S GO BOMBERS! ... LET'S GO BOMBERS! ... yatty, yatty, yatty! take care -john '59 ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) How could I forget the other ski bus smell. No not feet, wet wool, or left over lunches. I'm talkin' about jumping off that charter Greyhound, to be met in Milton Freewater with a lung full of fermenting pea vines. Tractors pulling steaming trailers crammed to over capacity, dropping clumps here and there. On occasion a handful would fly across the street, pegged by other than myself. I always being on my best behavior, representing the south end in some of our first contact with the rabble from the north side of Williams. Don't recall if the bus stopped on way back. Probably would have been a good idea after everyone had lunched on some of that great Tollgate Chili, which as I recall was better than Spouts Springs Chili. Did anyone ever actually take a lesson, our folks paid about a buck a week for them? How about riding the rope tow up "High", with those weird metal hooks on our belts, before the "T-Bar". What were the others, Ernie, Echo Valley and Case? Good times, great memories jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) To Dag Oredsson I have a 1981 cross reference phone book from Richland that indicates that Anton Anderson lived at 1412 Judson Avenue in Richland. Checking the current phone book I don't see an Anton Anderson listed. However, there is one in Spokane, Washington which is 90 miles or so away from Richland. A definite possibility. Here is that address and phone number. Anton Rose Anderson 119 North Blake Road Spokane, Washington USA Phone (509) ***-**** There were a large number of Andersons in Richland. I will pass your letter to our Alumni Sandstorm email group. It will go out to approximately 2000 Richland Bombers tomorrow. Best of luck. Gary Behymer, Class of 1964 Dag Oredsson wrote: > Dear Sir/Madam! > I am doing genealogical research and found out > that I had a relative living in Richland in > 1960. Perhaps she, or rather her children, went > to your school? Can you add to the vague > information I have? > > She was (is?) Anita Anderson, 1412 Judson Ave, > Richland. I think she was born around 1910-1925. > > Grateful for any help! > > Dag Oredsson > Liljegatan 6B > 753 24 UPPSALA > Sweden > +46 (0)18 4712246 > +46 (0)18 145317 (home) > fax +46 18128471 > icq 24933831 -Gary Behymer (64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Could be Anita Anderson (47) -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Gary Ell (67) Ok, I'm here, Pam... Well well are there any Christ the King folks out there. Most of us went on to be Bombers (some strayed to be bulldogs and lions), and elsewhere, but wouldn't it be swell to hear from the FATHER SWEENY, bunch of us ... -Gary Ell (67)... CK (63) ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) To Sue Elliott Homan (62): I saw you mention your neighbor (L.) Holland St. John. I would love to hear more about him. He's probably one of the people responsible for me becoming a lawyer. (Would he think that was a good thing?) I remember how shy I felt before taking his speech classes, and how he just gently you used to getting up on your feet, doing all his impromptu exercises. He gave me a part in the play when I was in seventh grade at Chief Joe. I had 6 whole lines and got to paint my feet purple as a grape stomper in "The Mouse that Roared" with Janie Mobley as Queen Gloriana or was she the Grand Duchess? Where are you, Janie? Then I got the ingenue part in 9th grade in "Cheaper by the Dozen." Hooked on the smell of the grease paint, the roar of the crowd. I think I adored the ground he walked on. Not to mention his Thunderbird. I'm so proud that both my older daughters are Thespians. Thanks for the memory. -Anna Durbin (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) WOW!!!! Dane Carpenter Kipp (72) wrote "Happy Birthday to Val Ghirado (72)".... I thought Val was in her early 40's.... I had NO idea she is 72!!!!! You look MAAAAAAAVELOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair (72) RE: Anneta Anderson To all of you who sent me e-mail and contacted me through the sandstorm: I want to personally express my gratitude and appreciation to the friendships I didn't realize still existed. To Anneta's friends, you are a comfort. I am passing the messages to her immediate family. To Peter Brandt, Ron Breedlove, and Sally Blyckert; I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your words of comfort. To Carolyn Rish and Gary Spanner; it meant a lot to see you today at the funeral. I know you were not there for me; you were there for a dearly loved person named Anneta Anderson. She will live on through her spirit, her children and husband she leaves behind. My blessings to all that helped the family. I hope that I have left no one out for my gratitude. Your prayers and thoughts are gratefully appreciated. Thank you, Maren, for giving us the resources to keep in touch. -Peggy Adair (72) ******************************************** >>From: Doug Payne (73) aka Doug Noblehorse To Jim Hamilton (63) You wrote: "The smell of diesel exhaust on a crisp day still gets my heart revved up" Despite this comment being in reference to the Ski Bus, it got me to wondering how many Bombers have a positive reaction to the smell of diesel - especially those who lived on Hanford bus routes? I lived next to one such stop (Smith & Willard) - and at a very early age learned to associate the smell of diesel (and the sound of squealing brakes) with my dad coming home from work. Even to this day and so many miles away whenever I smell a diesel bus it too gets my blood to racing... I know, I know, it's pretty weird - or so people tell me - I guess they can't fathom the growing-up-in-Richland experience... -Doug Payne (73) aka Doug Noblehorse *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/18/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Mitchell (52), Marilyn DeVine (52), Patricia Badger (53), Burt Pierard (59), Sue Elliott (62), Linda Belliston (63), Kathy Hoff (64), Glenda Gray (66), Tedd Cadd (66), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates (52) To Marilyn DeVine (Em) (52) Welcome home! Your brother Terry has kept me informed over the years about your whereabouts, kids, etc. You have returned to the old stomping grounds and I have recently left! We are not too far, however, and we do come home often to see our son visit with friends. Say hello to Terry for me. Hope to see you at the R2K Reunion. To Bev Smith Jochen (52) Just checked out the attendance for the R2K Reunion for our class (52) and see a few more have signed up. Could you call LouAnna Ivers Portch and ask her if she can help roust out some of the local Bombers? She has an up-to-date list of phone numbers and addresses. To Jane Rollison Hightower (52) It will be great to see you at the R2K this summer. It has been 48 years since we have had any contact! We will have lots of news to catch up on. -Kay Mitchell Coates (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) To Marilyn R. and Craig B. Hi and thanks for the messages! Marilyn: I hope we can get together soon. Phone here is [deleted for Marilyn's privacy]. Haven't talked to Patti, yet, but usually see her every time I'm down for a visit, so will be calling her. She and Luana Portch are the two I see most often. (Luana and I go all the way back to 4th grade in Hanford!) Craig: Terry is enjoying a few months in Mexico, as he's been doing since retiring. Last year I got to meet him in Arizona for a neat week. In the "small world" department, the RV park where we stayed in Yuma, is managed by some of our Dad's cousins!! But Terry didn't know it until after he got there. Loving regards to each and all, "Em" -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia Ann "Pat" Badger Keller (53) Came to Hanford in l944 an lived in the largest trailer court the world had ever seen, and believe me the trailers were not like the trailers of 2000. My father had built bunk beds at one end of the trailer for my brother and I to sleep on. My Mother and Father slept on a day bed. That was a sofa during the day and made into a bed at night. At the other end was a sink and cooking. The whole trailer was about the size of a big bedroom today. No air conditioning and it was hot, hot, hot. We did have a wooden covering that covered the whole trailer to protect us from the sun. No trees; just sand everywhere. There was a bath house every block or so which was great fun for water fights and running around. It really served as a community gathering in the evenings. We would all be in our P.J.s and robes - lots of gossip. We didn't have cars, no rubber, no steel, no gasoline. We all caught the bus. There were so many kids that we went to school in shifts. It was dark outside when the morning shift arrived and late when the afternoon shift got out. I still call it shifts, because everyone worked around the clock on this project. Our school's name was John Ball. I think he was a early missionary. Then I attended Jefferson, Carmichael and Columbia High. I would love to hear from any and all old classmates. E-Mail address is Write soon. -Patricia Ann "Pat" Badger Keller (53) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) Ann Pearson Burrows (50) wrote To Burt Pierard "Possibly one of the reasons there are fewer persons registering for the June reunion is that club forty (the group of alumni that have graduated over forty years ago) has their reunion in September (8,9,10th), the classes of 50 and 55 are also having their BIggies that week end. People who live around "home" can probably do both, but we out of staters have a more difficult time." To Ann Pearson Burrows (50) When Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) first conceived R2K over a year or so ago, she approached the "regular scheduled reunion groups," including Club 40 about joining together to host an All Classes Reunion, but the groups declined. I don't know if any explanations were given, but I can certainly come up with several legitimate reasons they would not want to join. Foremost would be the concept of 50+ classes descending upon Richland for one weekend - it's a pretty scary thought. 2nd would be that "traditional" reunions are based in the sit-down dinner & dance - obviously impossible for R2K. 3rd is the intimacy of the closed group of classmates. The R2K Committee realized that we would be "competing" for out-of-towners who possibly could not come to Richland twice in one year. The attraction for R2K (other than the once in a lifetime opportunity) is a reunion program that a "traditional" reunion could not possibly match. For examples, the Alumni Basketball Game, a group of people large enough to spell out "BOMBERS" on the football field for a picture, and a professionally performed 12 minute fireworks show (with a "mushroom cloud" ground display) are all obviously beyond the capabilities of the standard reunion. R2K has a lot to offer, but it isn't a good guys - bad guys confrontation. Those who have regular reunions this year may have to choose. We mainly want to hear from all the others. Bomber cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Sue Elliott Homan (62) RE: Mr. St. John To Anna Durbin (69): Unfortunately, I never got to really know Mr. St. John, except as a student in his speech class. I remember thinking it was kind of cool that he lived in our neighborhood; I was pretty shy and never thought to get to know him as a neighbor. You certainly made better use of your 'speech' experience than I did; my only clear memory of the class was the time I had a speech notebook due (it was the night before, and I hadn't started). It was a 'cut and paste pictures' type of thing, and we'd run out of glue (I can't believe I'm telling this story); the only substitute I could find in the house was Karo syrup (you can see how desperate I was!). I used it as sparingly as I could, but the next morning all the pages were firmly glued together -- it was probably the sweetest notebook Mr. St. John ever received. To his credit, he was very kind and understanding (probably thought I was a loose cannon, and might react in some unpredictable manner). It also seems like he took some of our assignments on a ski weekend, and they were burned in a fireplace by mistake. Sorry I don't have any more pertinent memories! Another out-of-the-blue teacher memory is of Mrs. Gilbert, the TALL home ec teacher (Chief Jo). She must have been at least six feet tall (to me, anyway) -- her 'marital' advice, on getting her husband's attention: she would LEAP into his lap, and yell, "Kiss me or I'll kick you!" That has always stayed with me as a rather novel approach to the art of romance. -Sue Elliott Homan (62) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning (63) To Burt Pierard (59): Burt, Good job with your last two entries in the Sandstorm. Thanks for your help. I got my lists from Maren about who she thinks, is the "Keepers of Each Class". I sent my E-mail to about 40 names yesterday, received about 12 responses, and unfortunately, most of the reposes I've gotten is that they are only the "E" Mail Keepers, not the "Snail Mail" Keepers. Only 4 are the Keepers. About 3 gave me ideas of who to try, and 2 said they'd try to find out for me. About 4 Classes said they are having their individual Class Reunions this summer, and that most of their out- of-town classmates were going to their individual class Reunions instead. I am making a list of the "Keepers" and will post in the Sandstorm in the next few days those classes that I need "Keeper Names" for, and maybe I will get some responses. I guess it all boils down to we've all done all we can do, whoever comes will come. -Linda Belliston Boehning (63) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hoff Conrad (64) RE: R2K (ALL BOMBER REUNION 2000) The R2K Committee is working hard to make this a great reunion for all Bombers, all Bomber Wannabes, all teachers (grade school and jr. high too), all cooks, all staff, etc. We are trying to get the word out to as many people as possible for this one time event, but we need your help. If everyone would write to or call just one person, it would help. Hope to see you in June. -Kathy Hoff Conrad (64) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray (66) Does anyone know where Tommy Foote is? He was at Jefferson, then Chief Jo..was a most awesome artist! He moved away, I'm not sure of the year.. I'm still here, tapping my foot, waiting for the class of 66' to really show up!!! :) You know who you are!!! If I remember correctly, Chief Jo had a school store.. sold candy, popcorn and a few school supplies.. I think. -Glenda Gray McClure (66) ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) RE: John Northover's (59) Bomber survey... Pam [Hunt Cadd-66] said she filled in the survey for us some time ago. But one thing caught my eye... XX number "still live in Washington State." Was there a question about where they have lived? Pam and I "still" live in Washington. But we have lived in Colorado (Twice), Virginia, Texas, and California before moving back here. I was stationed in Vietnam and Thailand, as well. I bet there are a number of us with similar variations. After all, our class song (66) was "We Gotta Get Outa This Place!" -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) RE: Fruitcake 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) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [R2K Cookbook reminder! -Maren] Send recipes to: Tamara Baird Cullison (79) or Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) Thanks for all the memories of Sanders-Jacobs field in Kennewick. Yes we had to travel all the way over to Kennewick to see minor league ball. I remember that little shack that was a tavern type thing where the dads went in for a beer. Sno- cones, chasing foul balls for 50 cents, and all the players that went to the big leagues. Seen a lot of Dodgers go through the league and remember seeing Ron Cey hit some towering homers. Remember the night Kurt Russell played second base for the Bend Rainbows as I recall. His dad, Bing, was in the stands and people were asking for autographs. He was a hollywood big shot and Kurt had starred in the big "The computer who wore tennis shoes". Thanks Gary Ell (67) for Christ the King trivia. I tried to talk before about it and no takers. Brown uniforms, nuns-most nice and some tough, and playing at recess in that great rock and sand play area-pre grass era. Thanks also to Mike Franco (70) for his Fernando Lamas impersonation. Or was that Billy Crystal. -Greg Alley (73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/19/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVine (52), David Rivers (65), Becky Skarshaug (66), Linda Sargent (67), Pam Ehinger (67), Phil Jones (69), Kevin King (75), Piper Peterson (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) To Kay Mitchell Coates (52) Hi, Nice to hear from you! Last year I visited your web site about the Camp you are developing. Terry really has enjoyed his visits up there and I will probably make it up next summer\2001. Tomorrow I will drive up to see Dad and his wife. They live on Lake Chelan and are having a tough time. Dad is Roberta's main care giver. She has Alzheimers but was still in pretty good shape when I was there in November. Bless their hearts! I'm hoping they will move back to the Tri-Cities. Take care. love, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: R2K and Misc. I've been reading about Mr. St. John and have always had this great memory of one of his classes. As you Chief Joers will recall, he would have times where we were to do impromptu (sp) talks. Very short, but very unexpected in who and what topic... really needed to be quick on your feet. One day, Kenny Dahl was given the assignment of speaking on "Teen-aged dating". Without a moments hesitation, He got up and began speaking of the means and methods of teenagers picking dates from date palms. Maybe you had to be there... but it was great! On Notice to non-cyber class members. I agree with what's been said about this being a once in a life time event. I am so proud and excited for the girls (and guys) who came up with this and I want them to know how much I appreciate it. I have two non-cyber friends, Jimmy Heidlebaugh and Terry Davis, who are so excited they could just burst... naturally, I've signed them up for the event, even tho we are having our 35th in August. Here's the point of the story. Every year, my class gets together for a yearly gig. One of the guys books the block of rooms and I do mailings of reminders before and recaps after. Neither of those jobs (bookings or notices) is a big job in and of itself... The point is... it's not Simpson's "job" to do the bookings and it's not my "job" to do the notices... they are labors of love... we receive 1000X more than we give when the yearly event occurs. I can't tell you how much the gathering means to those of us who attend... and each one is better than the last... I'm not sure it's fair to expect the site keepers or gate keepers or what ever they are called to get out snail mails to non-cybers. It's OUR gig... it's up to us to get the word out. Each of us is close to someone that isn't on line... just a call or two, a letter or two, and we got it made. The time is growing short gang, let's get out there and win one for the... Mushroom cloud? -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Becky Skarshaug Fisher (66) To Glenda Gray (66) Yep, Chief Jo had a student store, sold supplies and candies. I worked in it and have some odd recollection of eating frozen Peppermint Patties. It might be the odd brain cells teasing me about this, but I think that is where I first met up with that tasty treat. Regards, -Becky Skarshaug Fisher (66) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Sargent Evans (67) RE: R2K Does anyone know the whereabouts of Beth Pedersen from the class of '67? She lived in West Richland, and we were great friends. My parents were pretty strict with me, but for some reason, I always got to spend the night at Beth's house where we could pretty much do anything we wanted! We used to hide out behind Dick Pierce's house to see if we could see in his windows. We'd wander around until the "wee hours" never worrying about our safety - just whether we'd get seen by somebody's parents who'd then call my parents and I'd be grounded until I was 35! I'm looking forward to R2K and hope that the Class of '67 shows up in full force! -Linda Sargent Evans (67) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) To Gary Ell (67) Dear Gary, Okay I looked for your name on the preregistration for the class of 67 and you weren't there!! You better sign in soon! Do you remember when we at CK put on the Minuet? I can't remember all who did it but some names come to mind Mary Jane Kennedy, Mary Lou Griner (sp) Sheila K. (won't even try) but there were more of us. Maybe some CKer's of 62 [RHS66] can remember who was there. How about it any one remember? Bombers & CKers Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Greg Alley 73 Kurt Russell played as the regular second baseman for the Bend Rainbows with Jim VanWyck (RHS 66) at shortstop. (Bend was affiliated w/ Hawaii who had their own organization in those days and drafted their own players.) I was playing in Walla Walla that year, also in the Northwest League. Kurt was a pretty good second baseman and a good guy. On a couple of visits to Bend, I played golf with Kurt and Jim at Sunriver. I think Kurt had a condo there while he played for Bend. I remember one time we played golf and went back to the motel before going to the ball park. A show was on called "Than Came Bronson". The title character traveled around on a motorcycle and the show chronicled his exploits when he would stop along his journey. That particular day's episode had Bronson hooking up with some town team baseball team. The pitcher on the town team was Kurt. I think his name was Buzzy or something on the show and I can remember our guys giving Kurt a very hard time and calling him Buzzy for our 3 day stand in Bend. He took it well and gave some back. I've read a story where the claim was Kurt was a major league prospect until he hurt his arm. That's a stretch. He was a good player but not major league caliber at the plate. Jimmy VanWyck used his friendship with Kurt to become involved in Hollywood and becoming a director. His name is attached to some movies one the Dick Tracy movie with Warren Beatty. I didn't read any recent contributions about Sanders-Jacobs Field but have great memories of playing there and watching the likes of Jim Nash, Rick Monday, Reggie Jackson, Blue Moon Odom, Ozzie Smith and many more. Monday and Reggie were the last of the players to sign before free agency, meaning pre-draft days and they could negotiate with all of the teams. Monday got like $400,000.00 and Reggie $600,000.00, all record bonuses at the time. Tommy Sandt was another number one pick for the A's and played shortstop at Sanders field for Tri-City. He's the first base coach for the Pirates now, I think. Saw many, many future big leaguers especially from the Dodger's stay. Saw Duke Snyder, the Tri-City manager around Sham alot. My first pro game was against the Tri-City Padres featuring their number one bonus baby, Mike Ivie. He signed for like $160,000.00, which was big money in those days. He became more renown later in his career for demanding a move from catcher to first base. He had a mental block throwing the ball 55 feet back to his pitcher. He was apt to throw it anywhere. If you were on third you needed to be ready because he might hum it in center field. Sort of the predecessor condition that afflicted Ryne Sandberg and Chuck Knoblauch throwing to first. Another interesting tie to Sanders-Jacobs Field was Dave McKay. Dave played second base for CBC in 69 and and 70 I think. They played their home games at Sanders-Jacobs. Today, Dave is a coach with the Cardinals and the batting practice pitcher that Mark McGwire raves about. McGwire has credited Dave with lots of his success. Don't know if this is a rehash of stuff previously discussed as I've missed a few days. What day was this talked about? Anyway, it's fun to remember those days. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Kevin King (75) To Boog Alley (73) So that shack at Sanders-Jacobs Field was a Beer Garden huh? I'll be darned, I always wondered why the Dads left for the 7th inning stretch in the 5th inning and came back in the 8th. -Kevin King (75) ******************************************** >>From: Piper Peterson Evans (84) To Kathy Hoff Conrad (64) Hi Kather, I was planning on coming into town that weekend. Dad likes to drive the Elcamino in the Desert Nights. If your son is not traveling I will twist his arm in joining me. Take care! -Piper Peterson (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/20/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 NON Bomber today. Mary Triem (47), Earl Bennett (63), Jill Lange (64), Sharon Sasser (64), Steve Denler (64), Pam Hunt (66), Linus Toland (67), Phil Jones (69), Mike Franco (70), Wayne Wallace (72), Greg Alley (73), Loasby Family (NOT Bombers) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) To Dag.Oredsson RE: Anita Anderson (47) I am responding to your recent inquiry to Gary about Anita. Anita and I graduated in 1947 from Columbia (now Richland) High School. We have an organization entitled Club 40 with a membership requirement of being a 40 year plus graduate from our school. Anita belongs but does not participate in the activities of this organization. I contacted the club's secretary who advises that the current address for her is: Anita Anderson Schmidt ****, Grandview WA USA 98930 We do not know if Anita has e-mail, however! Hope this helps in your search. -Mary Triem Mowery (47) ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett, Gold Medal Class of '63 Becky and Glenda: I remember the Chief Jo candy/school supplies store near the auditorium, and the lunch-time dancing near there in the hallway - was that still going on in your era? And I, too, remember the frozen candies, including the Peppermint Patty, but if you believe the TV ads by York these days, it should be totally unnecessary to freeze them - they freeze you, and everything around you!! Stream of consciousness follow-up: You may be familiar with Altoids, the "curiously strong mints." I saw a billboard for Altoids last year that suggested "you may want to practice on other mints first." Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jill Lange Peterson (64) RE: Anton Anderson: He was my husband's grandfather, and he and his wife lived at 1412 Judson. He and his wife have both passed away. Their daughter Anita and her husband, Sherwin, own the home, but they live in Grandview. My mother-in-law, Carmie Peterson, who lives in Richland was Anton's daughter. -Jill Lange Peterson (64) ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Sasser Warren (64) RE: Mr. St. John The stories about Mr. St. John reminded me of an incident in his class when I was at Chief Jo - maybe 7th or 8th grade. I think it was the same class David Rivers (65) mentioned, because I do recall Kenny Dahl's impromptu speech on "Teenage Dating". Don't ask me why but this has been stuck in my head for ALL these years... Everyone in class was required to deliver a humorous speech. I have no idea what mine was about, but I still clearly remember Teresa DeVine's (64) because she included a joke. All of us laughed and thought it was funny, but Mr. St. John made it clear he did not approve - he thought it was off-color and inappropriate! For some reason, I still remember the joke Teresa told. (Warning: I'm going to repeat the joke so, if you are easily offended, you might want to stop reading right here!!) Blushing as I type this and with apologies to Teresa DeVine Knirck (64), here, after almost 40 years, is the offensive joke Teresa told. "What is the definition of a gas station? It's a place where you can fill up the car and empty the kids!" -Sharon Sasser Warren (64) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Denler (64) To Marilyn Richey (53) My name is Steve Denler (64) My father is Harold and my mother's name is Cleo. They are both still horizontal and they reside in Tremonton, Utah. I told them that you were a frequent contributor to the sandstorm. They wanted me to tell you hello. I am a big fan of yours to this day, as a young lady you played softball on the women's team sponsored by the Richland Laundry. My dad helped coach the the team and my mom played second base. I was the batboy and you were very kind as well as a great player. -Steve Denler (64) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Hunt Cadd (66) RE: Chief Jo To Becky Skarshaug Fisher (66) Becky, You weren't dreaming about the frozen peppermint patties that you sold at the Chief Jo store - how well I remember them. I loved them. An odd combination with the popcorn that perfumed the whole area (it was the first smell to hit you as you came in the doors and walked up the ramp), but part of a good balanced lunch, junior high style. The new remodeled Chief Jo has one home ec room that combines sewing and cooking - it's much diminished from the days when sewing muu-muus and cooking custard, molasses taffy, and other goodies were an essential part of every girl's education (and sewing and cooking each had a separate large room). Do you remember that we actually had style shows of our garments? Anyone else remember Clarice Finch teaching these classes? She could be very hard on mistakes, but I liked her and she taught me a lot of useful things. (One of her dictums was that, before you sat down to eat, all the cupboard doors had to be shut and you took off your apron. Sort of a Mister Rogers thing.) -Pam Hunt Cadd (66) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Linus Toland (67) Date: Fri Feb. 18 14:18:06 2000 Contact has been made... It was great to have contact with some '67 people like Rick Maddy and Myra (W) Bake. Am still wondering about others in my class like Molly Brown, Larry Jones (bass in the Sandmens quartet of '67) & Steven King. Any one that can give info please write. -Linus Toland (67) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Phil Jones (69): When did you meet Rodney Dangerfield? -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To Phil Jones (69), et al RE: Sanders Field. It seems to me it was always "Sanders Field".... Sanders Jacobs Field came later. I remember Mike Ivey's debut out there. A big time bonus baby catcher compared with Bench, number one pick overall in the draft, really a big deal. The first steal attempt against him (fairly early in the game) and big Mike popped up and uncorked a rocket towards second.... that the center fielder caught on the fly! He had some throws that the movie "Major League" could have used. Anyway, I remember going out to games and having a great time, the old wooden fence in the outfield blew down at least twice a year.... throwing sno cones off the top row of the grandstands to try to hit kids walking around down below... and my most vivid memory (Phil, help me with this one) is the PA announcement of Billy Grabarkewitz. It was about a 15 second announcement Billy became a favorite of mine. His five year major career in the bigs (mostly Dodgers) was punctuated mostly by strikeouts. In 1970 he had his only real full season with 529 at bats, .289 batting avg, 17 homers, 84 RBI and a mere 1 4 9 STRIKEOUTS (that's Buhner country!). His last significant playing time came in 1972 when he had 144 at bats and stuck out 53 times! I think he played third and it must have been about 1967 or 66 that he was with the Tri-Cities Dodger team. Lots of great players came though including a long string of Dodger rookies of the year (Ted Sizemore). The most unbelievable thing about Sanders Field is with all the soaking the fans did and with that old, dry wood construction, it took so long for it to burn down! Great memories out there! -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >> From: Wayne Wallace (72) Date: Fri Feb. 18 09:49:51 2000 Part of the reason for writing is I couldn't figure out any other way to update my e-mail address. I still live in the Tri Cities and still thrill a little to Bomber victories. I have some "future class of 72" pics from Jason Lee and Lewis and Clark that are fun to look at. It is fun going down memory lane by reading these e-mails -Wayne Wallace (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Phil Jones (69): Yeah I remember all those guys who played and more. Remember Rick Monday and heard about Ozzie Smith after he made it to the bigs. Don't remember Reggie Jackson in that league but caught him live in the Kingdome more than once. Mike Ivie really liked himself and thought he was a little too cool for the Tri-Cities. Played baseball through the start of colt league and no farther. Played a pretty good first bag but wasn't a real good hitter. Saw you play and many others in Richland on those hot summer nights of little league, pony league, colt league, legion, and the Richland merchants semi-pro. Each one of those levels of baseball have different names like babe ruth and bambino. I did get cut from Mr. Van Wycks Desert Inn team when I was 10. Did Jim make it to the majors for a short time or was his last stop triple A? I go to movies all the time and I look for his name in the credits as assistant to the director or producer credits. The last was some of the Lethal Weapon movies. I married a Feaster late in life so I remember watching fast pitch softball in the summer and your dad pitching. I always wanted to play that sport but would have probably had a major league pitchers batting average or less. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >> From: Loasby Family Date: Sat Feb. 19 03:05:09 2000 If you find Diane Kay Loasby [64-MISSING] could we be contacted? We were interested upon searching the internet to find the website in regards to Diane Kay Loasby. She shares the same surname and it would be interesting if we could we sent some information about contacting her to see if we have any family ties. Loasby Family *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/21/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today. Annette Bradley (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Paul Ratsch (58), Mike Brady (61), Roxanne Knutson (62), Jim House (63), John Campbell (63), David Rivers (65), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Becky Skarshaug (66), Glenda Gray (66), Myra Weihermiller (67), Betti Avant (69), Debbie Bennett (72), Brad Upton (74), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Annette Bradley Forsythe (51) To Peggy Adair (72) Don Forsythe (51) and I (also 51) send our condolences to you and your family on Anneta's death. It was certainly a shock when it was announced in church by close friends of theirs. I lived at 901 "C" Street in North Richland from April '48 til sometime in 1950 when we relocated to "G" Street. Anneta lived directly across the street, as Dick Epler (52) mentioned, in one of the government houses. Having remained in this area all these years since high school, Don and I frequented Dawson Richards a lot, and were always happy to see Anneta and George, as well as all those other wonderful Richland people who worked there thru the years. Anneta was always a very lovely smiling, and friendly person, and is remembered that way. -Annette Bradley Forsythe (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Steve Denler (64): I remember you well when you were born. You were at all of the softball games we played every week. In those days we did have the youth softball for girls. So if you wanted to play softball you had to make the women's teams in Richland. I watched you grow up as a Bomber and I think you played a lot of tennis for RHS, Please tell your parents hell'o for me. They were kind to a young girls in a adult activity. I gained alot of experience from your dad and the one thing I remembered about your dad was his patience. Thank you for the nice remarks about my softball talents. To Phil Jones (69): You, too, grew up in the summers watching alot of softball as your dad was one of the best softball pitchers in the Northwest during the 50- 60's. That is when softball was a large part of activities in Richland. Many a night there were up to 500 people watching good games at the field down by Howard Amon [aka Riverside ] park. The park had bleachers and concessions. Games went on til 11 pm at nite at least 6 nites a week with 3 games per evening. Richland was known for a strong softball hot bed in the state. You watched alot of great ball players during that time. Fran Rish umpired some time in his summers off and he was something. NOBODY gave him any trouble especially Bombers who had played for him at RHS. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Does anyone out there know whatever happened to Bill Eckert? He graduated in '56 I think and was a cheerleader. We were good friends and used to laugh a lot together. He is one of my better memories of high school. If anyone knows his whereabouts, I would love to hear from him. Maybe it was Ekert? -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Paul Ratsch (58) RE: Trying To Locate... Anybody out there know what happened to the Sheppard twins (57), Paul & Alan? -Paul Ratsch (58) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) RE: Gary Young Speaking about the student store at Chief Joseph Junior High School, I am reminded of Gary Young. Gary worked in the store for several years while I was in junior high school. Along with Dennis Lind (61), Gary also took photographs of many Chief Jo events that eventually ended up in our yearbooks and school newspaper. Many of us gave Gary a tough time. It must have been the "boss hassles the worker, the worker hassles his wife, his wife hassles the children, the children to the dog, etc., etc., syndrome." I remember Gary was overweight, and he always told us that he would play college football for USC. I don't think that ever happened. Anyway, Gary, if you are out there in cyberspace, I apologize for treating you so badly and hope that you are having a good life (which is the best revenge). That goes for anyone else that I may have treated with less respect then they deserved. -Mike Brady (61) ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) Every time someone writes about Sanders Field I think about a wonderful place close by. Remember the Social Club. What a wonderful thing Kennewick did for us kids during the summer: opening their doors and allowing us to have an adult atmosphere place to dance and socialize. This was a great place to meet kids from the cities you weren't from. One night was for the adults, and another night of the weekend they had it for us. Soft drinks you could buy at the bar, tables all around the big dance floor. I don't remember if it was just for summer or it went all year round. I remember some fights there, but overall the social graces were pretty good. When did the Sanders field team change their name from the Braves to the Dodgers? Everyone talking about Chief Jo and the school supply store brought back memories of lunch consisting of a frozen Snicker's Bar and a Ice Cream Bar. That Brownie flavored sandwich part was so good, mainly because they hadn't been on the market very long, as I recall. Chief jo was really neat, and I give a lot of credit to a wonderful Principal, Al Skov. He was always out in front of his office during lunch to greet us and hope we had a great day. I saw Mr. St. John at The Spudnut Shop the other day and told him what nice things were being said about him in the Sandstorm. He just beamed!!! Another teacher I thought was pretty special was Mr. Piippo. You wonder, being a girl when would I have contact with him? If you remember he taught health in 9th grade, and was able to teach sex ed. and pull it off. He made it serious business, as it should be. I don't see him very often these days, but when I do we have to talk about 30 min. to get caught up on what's been happening in our lives. About R2K: I think that with Cool Desert Nights event going on, there might be a problem with not enough rooms to be had in the motel-hotel establishments. I was thinking of chairing a committee to open all our homes with extra bedrooms. Everyone will be so busy at all the events planned that they would be coming to our homes just to sleep and shower. Give me some feedback, R2K committee members. See you all in June. [...later that day...] Two entries in the same day! Maren agreed with me and wrote me to take on this big assignment. I'm willing to do it alone, but would like some support if I can muster any from people that live here in 3 cities. Write me at home e-mail or see me at the next meeting 2-22-00. Guess I'm in the thick of it now! Ha Ha! Come on Bombers. Let's work hard and make our rooms available. I think of how many more people might come that couldn't find a room or couldn't afford one. Also you Bomber's that have two reunions this summer might not have to choose if one of them, this one, doesn't require room service. For persons that would rather call and chat, call me at 375-0516. -Roxanne Knutson Short (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) Question for Steve Denler (64): Did you have geometry before that run around left end or afterwards? I remember your parents being a lot of fun when they were vertical. -Jim House (63) ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell (63) RE: Puget Sound Bombers I ran across this picture taken a few years back at a local hotel, when some kind folks were organizing get together for Bombers who found themselves on the wrong side of the mountains. Pictured with the bomb from left to right - from the class of '63 are me (John Campbell), Don and Lilac Bracken bush, John Dale, and my nephew Bob Tinkle class of '75. See you at the reunion. (Not everyone has a green and gold bomb in their basement!) -John Campbell (63) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Chief Joe Store Allergist, call me anal, but weren't the frozen mints "Mello-Mints"? (Could be Melee) I remember them very well and I loved them. I've seen ads for Peppermint Patties, but I don't think I've ever had that candy... but Melee mints... yes! This will seem a strange way to remember something, but I remember the way Chuck Trujillo (65) pronounced the word "Melee" and it was way too early for "Mellow Yellow". Another favorite of mine was frozen snickers and the way you broke them in half by hitting them on the palm of your hand....... I'm surprised any of us have teeth left (speaking for those of us who have teeth). Sorry, but if we are going to have an oral history of our town, let's make it accurate... too easy to have truth lost in fiction... nub said. -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) To Becky Skarshaug, How well I remember the school store at Chief Jo! I used to eat candy bars from there for lunch sometimes (!!!!! the picture of health!) But I believe they were called frozen Mellow Mints in those days. Um! -Patricia de la Bretonne (65) ps-i remember you too. ******************************************** >>From: Becky Skarshaug (66) To Pam Hunt Cadd (66) Pam, I do remember the popcorn too, and to this day love it... even more than frozen mint patties. Home Ec was so different than what is offered these days, at least in our schools here in San Jose. The kids here learn little more than how to do a bit of measuring and the fine art of getting someone else to do the dishes. I remember the wonders of sewing, makeup, cooking and all those things that were a lot more involved and fun that the simple things my daughter was taught a couple years ago. You know, come to think of it, as I was sewing a kilt for my husband last fall (we attend Renaissance Festivals in costume) I thought back to the A I got on my first box pleated skirt. Well shuck darn.... I do remember some things I was taught! Thanks for the memories! ::laughs:: -Becky Skarshaug (66) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray (66) Yes! I remember Mrs. Finch... had her for homeroom in 7th.. and I still shut my cupboard doors before I sit down to eat dinner!!! I can still smell the popcorn.. and I still have an invitation to the style show wearing our "projects"! I remember having Miss Swanson to our house in 9th grade for tea.. where I modeled my "Easter Suit" that I had made in class... whew.. glad that is over!!!! I just looked at the staff pictures of the grade schools filled in a couple of blanks on the staff of 51-52.. any more recent pictures of them? I loved the joke.. from the impromptu speech!!! I remember speech.. being told my hands were much too busy.. like I was "washing" them constantly while I was speaking.. never forgot that! This column is amazing... each time I read it, a new laugh, a new tug at my heart, a new joy of a day gone by... -Glenda Gray McClure (66) ******************************************** >>From: Myra Weihermiller Bake (67) RE: Down With DIESEL! To Jim Hamilton (63) Those ski bus fumes have had the opposite effect on me. I think I suffered from diesel fume hangovers after every weekend bus trip. One weekend my dad drove some of my friends and I up to go skiing and I was so glad not to have to ride the bus and looked forward to a day of skiing with a steady stomach and a clear head. When we turned off and started the last long winding stretch up to the ski area we caught up to and trailed slowly behind a dreaded BUS. Yeah, well, it wasn't long before we had to pull over and let me up-chuck my breakfast of strawberries and toast in the white snow. A big thrill for all who were present. I have to roll my car windows up if a diesel pickup pulls up and idles next to me at a bank drive thru (and there are lots of diesel pickups in this town, must be some sort of status thing for some strange reason). -Myra Weihermiller Bake (67) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: Sanders-Jacobs' Field When I was small it was just Sanders' Field. However, some time when I was a teenager I believe, there was a gentleman who was key in bringing minor league baseball to the Tri-Cities. He was still living, but they elected to add his name to the field, hence Sanders-Jacobs' Field. Does anyone remember one summer one of the players (I cannot recall his name, but Harris seems to sound familiar) got married at home plate before the game? His teammates made an arch of raised bats for he and his bride to walk under after the ceremony. I was probably in grade school when this occurred. Do you also recall that C.J. Mitchell was an up and coming umpire in that league? I believe he would have had a chance to umpire in the big leagues some day, but he chose to stay in Richland and raise his family. I ran into him several years later when I was playing softball and he umpired several of my games. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Bennett Bayoff (72) I finally came upon the memoriam on the net. I was really saddened to hear of so many losses. I had no idea that Jeff Duvy (72) had passed away. He was one of my old neighbors. We used to go down to the docks on the weekend and swim. At regionals he had the room next to us at the hotel. I remember him as a real nice guy and am sorry to hear he's gone. -Debbie Bennett Bayoff (72) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) I would like to nominate myself as an authority for this talk about Sanders-Jacobs Field. In the summer of '68 my dad drove the bus for the Dodger farm team known as the Tri-City Atoms and I worked there as a vendor at the tender age of 12. Doyle Alexander, Joe Ferguson and Ron Cey all played for the Atoms that summer and all went on to have extended big league careers. I saw all 40 home games. In the summer of '70 I was the visiting clubhouse boy at Sanders-Jacobs Field and in '71 and '72 I was the home clubhouse boy for the Tri- City Padres. Easily the best, most enjoyable job I have ever held. I didn't miss a home game for 3 years and accompanied the team once each season on a road trip. The stories I could tell.... Since the Padres commuted to Walla Walla I saw all of those games too. One of my all time favorite opposing players was a blond haired, slick fielding shortstop named Jones who played for Walla Walla. My brother Brian and I, went out behind the 7-11 up on Clearwater a few years ago and still found traces of the ballpark dugouts and light poles in between the parking lots. I've got plenty of Sanders-Jacobs field memories and stories. Maybe more later. -Brad Upton (74) ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To Mike Franco (70): Re: Sanders Field I remember one of the players got married at home base. Do you remember who? You or Boog should remember that or was that before your time? Also to Wayne Wallace (72): Steve Davis (72) must have been in your class at Jason Lee. Would he be in any of those pictures you have? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/22/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers and one funeral notice today. Sandra Atwater (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Don McKenzie (56), Paul Ratsch (58), Anita Cleaver (63), Jim "Pitts" Armstrong (63), Teresa DeVine (64), David Rivers (65), John Bradley (65), Billy Didway (66), Pam Hunt (66), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Betti Avant (69), Paul Felts (69), Phil Jones (69), Steve Piippo (70), Roxanne Southard (71), Dave Doran (72), Debbie Bennett (72), Greg Alley (73), Terry Hutson (74), Kathy Wheat (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Speaking of softball -------- does anyone remember a ladies softball team that was sponsored by Garmo's grocery store? I'm not sure of the exact date, some time in the late forties. -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Betti Avant (69): The person who got married at home plate I think was Billy Harris a pitcher for the Tri City team. If it was the person, then he has owned the tavern called THEBULLPEN on Clearwater avenue in Kennewick for years. I attended the games from the first year they had baseball in the area. They were the Tri City Braves at the beginning of the franchise. I saw all of the Alou brothers who played for the Salem Emeralds play at Sanders. All three made it to the major league and one of them is the manager of the Montreal team in the major league. All of this was in the 50's. To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55): The person I think you mean is Bill Evert (56) who was a cheerleader 55 and 56 at RHS. He ran around with the group of Terry Beebe, Red Wood, Gylnn Gibson, Sara Powell, Judie Hoff, Judie Pearson. Betty Russell of the 54 class. He was a teacher in California for about 20 years and now lives in New York City - working for the American Greeting Card Co. He is a great guy and was fun to be with at all times. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Don McKenzie (56) To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55): You asked about Bill Ekert, the cheerleader. I'm sure you're talking about Bill Evert. He was cheerleader, sang in some of the high school musicals, and a good friend of mine. He retired from teaching in California about 5 years ago and now lives and works in New York City. -Don McKenzie (56) ******************************************** >>From: Paul W. Ratsch (58) RE: 6th Grade / Jefferson What happened to Dale Moberg? He was my 6th grade teacher at Jefferson Grade School. I can't remember how may rulers and pointers he broke over big John & I but sure got our attention. If he didn't teach us anything else, he taught us to pay attention in class, which has helped me a bunch through life... -Paul W. Ratsch (58) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) < To Class of '54: I found a couple of grade school class pictures of my sister's from Marcus Whitman. With the help of Maren, they have been scanned onto your class page. Please check them out and see if you can fill in any of the names. -Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong (63) RE: Dawson and Richards Oh no! I guess I've been out of it. I was in God's Country this week-end and found Dawson and Richards almost empty. What's next The Spudnut Shop? Oh well. They do have some great RHS 'NUKE EM:" t-shirts though. Pitts (63) P.S. Who was Richards, anyone know? Hammy? ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) Sharon Sasser (64) has a great memory - I can picture that day very well in Mr. St. John's speech class. For some reason, I wasn't bothered by what he said after my speech; I was just so relieved that the kids laughed :) Seems like we did debates in that class too, and demonstration speeches - what fun! -Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) To anyone who read my entry of 2-21... please note what Maren's spell check does to words such as "Mello" and "All right" when one fails to put the space between all and right........ I am not an allergist and don't know any... also, I've never tasted a Mellee mint! Nuff said also becomes nub said... I want you all to know I have not had a drink in almost 14 years... so it was not my typing that created that interesting reading! Dabud Ribbers (65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [oops! I sure messed up David's entry from yesterday... this should be right today!! -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Chief Joe Store Allright, call me anal, but weren't the frozen mints "Mello-Mints"? (Could be Melo) I remember them very well and I loved them. I've seen ads for Peppermint Patties, but I don't think I've ever had that candy... but Mello mints... yes! This will seem a strange way to remember something, but I remember the way Chuck Trujillo (65) pronounced the word "Mello" and it was way too early for "Mellow-Yellow". Another favorite of mine was frozen snickers and the way you broke them in half by hitting them on the palm of your hand....... I'm surprised any of us have teeth left (speaking for those of us who have teeth). Sorry, but if we are going to have an oral history of our town, let's make it accurate... too easy to have truth lost in fiction... nuff said. -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: John Bradley (65) RE: Chief Jo's Candy Store and Sock Hops To Dave Rivers (65): Those Mello Mints were great at the store, let alone the snickers bars. What I really remember was the sock hops during lunch. That was really fun. The reason it sticks out in my mind is very simple, I had came to Chief Jo in my 9th grade year from Christ the King, and I can absolutely guarantee beyond a shadow of doubt we sure didn't have Sock Hops during lunch there. The Sisters Of Perpetual Guilt would have had a fit if we would have been dancing during lunch. -John Bradley (65) ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) RE: Chief Jo Becky (66) reminded me of a few things that I had forgotten about Chief Jo. One of the teachers had a early model VW bug that had a wind-up key on the back..... during lunch time there was dancing down by the auditorium where the onlookers outnumbered the dancers 10-1... Scott Robinson and Greg Poyner worked in the "store" when we were in 9th grade I think.... the balcony of the auditorium was very dark when the lights were off. With all the new and convenient things we are now accustomed to I was wondering how many things have become outmoded from the 50's to now. You know things like 78 and 45 rpm records. Before perma-press clothes, Mom would put pant stretchers in my dad's khakis after washing them so they would dry with no wrinkles in them. The stretchers went into each leg, were metal and had a some adjustments on them so they would get the legs really tight to dry. Any others anyone can recall? -Billy Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Hunt Cadd (66) RE: Jefferson Memories To Glenda Gray McClure (66) Glenda, I missed your question about the Christmas play when we were in 3rd grade until a friend pointed it out to me. I remember "The Littlest Angel," but I don't remember taking your place. Mrs. Price did a lot of good drama coaching on that one. I remember that I had to recite a prayer (I was an angel, complete with stiff wings and a coat hanger halo wrapped in tinsel), and she stood in the back of the gym to be sure I was projecting well enough to be heard back there. And who can forget Mrs. Jones's book, "Hooray, P.E.Today!" It was prominently displayed in the glass fronted display case, and she talked about it *a lot*. I understand now why she was so proud of it, but at the time it seemed excessive to me (of course, I wasn't a P.E. lover to begin with). Ah, yes, square dancing at the Community House. Felt circle skirts and nylon net petticoats. Hanging around the boy I had a crush on, hoping to be asked to be his partner. He finally said (with the tactfulness of a sixth grader), "Well, since "X" isn't here, I guess I'll dance with you." Glenda, did you have Mrs. Orchard for fourth grade? There was another teacher, like Mrs. Price, who was passionate and creative in her teaching. She stressed the International Geophysical Year - satellites and exploring the poles - and reading, reading, reading, especially reading aloud. -Pam Hunt Cadd (66) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) Date: Sun Feb 20 01:37:56 2000 So many Bombers, together again! Wow! When I graduated in 1968, I certainly did not imagine that in the year 2000 I would be able to talk to so many Bombers in one place, at one time. Thank you SO much for this website. Greetings to all -- if you want to know how the old place is looking, e-mail me. I'm in Richland! Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: more baseball trivia When I was thinking about Sanders-Jacobs' Field yesterday it got me thinking about some more baseball. Do any of you remember Sicks' stadium in Seattle that played host to the '69 Seattle Pilots? I remember during spring break of my senior year the company my Dad worked for (Battelle) took a bus or two of its employees and their families to opening day of the Seattle Pilots. Diego Segui was the starting pitcher and they played the Chicago White Sox. Later that summer, when my Dad was recovering from his first heart attack, my Dad, Mom, and younger brother Howard went to a game one night. It just happened that Chicago was in town that night, too. I know we stayed in a motel just across the street or right down the street, anyway and we walked to the game. When we got back to the motel, C.J. Mitchell and some of his coworkers were parked in front of our room. The motel rented out their parking lot for people going to the game. Sadly, that was the only year for the Pilots, and I remember when they moved to Milwaukee that next year the joke was they were going to be called the "Suds" because of the hats that were left had the letter "S" on them. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Paul Felts (69) RE: Sanders Field There are some good memories of Sanders field kicking around. It seemed so far out in the sticks those days. Anyone remember Steve Dalkowski pitching? Threw it over 100 mph and was lucky to hit the backstop. I think one time the ball got stuck in the backstop. Here is another one: Anyone remember when they had a roller derby exhibition at Sanders field? Does Joan Weston ring a bell? Franco, Jones, you should remember this! Alley, Boo Boo, you are too young!!! -Paul Felts (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Mike Franco (70): Wasn't Tommy Jacobs the announcer at Sanders Field? I think I remember he owned the franchise too. Mike, he may have been responsible for the intro eched into our memories....... "and now batting, number 4, the second baseman Billeeeeeeeee Ga Barrrrrrrrrk a Witz" What a big league name huh? Mike, speaking of the old green wooden stands. (I mentioned this previously) I watched Steve Dowkowski warm up there before an outing. (Koufax claims that Dowkowski threw harder than anyone he ever saw.) He was missing a fully protected catcher by a mile in the bullpen and shattering those green wooden slats with a tremendous noise. The catcher would pick up the ball and toss it back to Steve and he would again cut loose abust some more boards behind the catcher. I don't remember the kid catching any. Awesome power and zero control. In the game he walk the ballpark unless he cut back to about 25%. To Brad Upton (74): Brad, I forgot that your dad drove the bus in '68 and that you were a clubhouse boy at Sander's Field during both years I played in the Northwest League, 1970 and 71? And thanks for saying I was one of your favorites too. I'll give you that 20 bucks when I next see you. To Greg Alley (73): I think Jimmy VanWyck made it to Triple-A in Tacoma. Mike Ivie was a bit of an arrogant young man. The thing I was most taken with about anything Mike ever did had nothing to do with baseball. Right after he signed for big dough, I saw him in his shorts only, by the pop machine and he was absolutely covered with hickeys. Somebody appreciated Mike even if it wasn't you and me, Greg. To Betti Avant (69): I think Billy Harris was married at home plate. Billy was awesome for Tri-City as a pitcher and a hitter. As a younger man, Billy was to be a starter for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He had previously set an all time organized baseball record for a season low ERA, in the minors. He hurt his arm with the Dadgers and was replaced in the rotation by a young hard throwing wild left hander, named Sandy Koufax. Billy has the picture of his wedding I think in his tavern in Kennewick, Billy's Bullpen, close to where Sanders field stood. I know C.J.Mitchell umpired some Northwest League games in 1970 or 71 because there was an umpires' strike and he filled in for the striking umps. I don't recall him traveling around as a regular professional league umpire however. To Marilyn Richey (53): Thanks for the kind words about my dad, Jimmy Jones. He still is teaching fast pitch and his health is super. It is ironic that you also responded to Steve Denler about his dad. Steve's dad caught my dad in fast pitch. I too remember Harold (Hal) and what a terrifically nice man he was to me, always. A wonderful catcher and a wonderful man. Yes, Marilyn, I watched so many games at Memorial Field that I practically lived there. We did live right across the street on Barth. When they wanted me home, my mom knew where to look. She'd come get me and haul me home. She would undress me out on the porch because I was so dirty from sliding into all the bases between the triple headers they had there. I would than be dipped in the tub so I could start fresh again the next day. Great baseball conversations - ya'll And something non-sports related. The popcorn at Carmichael school store was the best. The smell throughout the building made it irresistible. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70 and still at RHS) RE: Chief Joe store I remember delicious cream cicle orange and vanilla flavored and ice cream sandwiches from the Chief Joe school store on Saturday mornings when the gym was open during winters. One year there were X-15 jet plane trading cards in the creme- cicle. Outstanding popcorn in later years made by Chris Mano. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Roxanne Southard Jenkins (71) Date: Sun Feb 20 14:00:31 2000 great site I have been getting the Sandstorm every day and I love it. It brings back memories. Some good times and not so good times. I graduated in 1971, sure miss all my old friends up there in Richland. Having this site keeps up with what's going on with everyone. Hope everyone has a great all Bomber Reunion. Keep Up the good work on our Bomber Home pages. -Roxanne Southard Jenkins (71) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Doran (72) I too remember lunching on sweets from the Chief Jo store and the overpowering smell of popcorn that permeated the entire building. I think that I did once lose a tooth to a frozen Snickers bar but can't vouch for the name of the mints. I also remember Mr. Piippo teaching boy's health as he had an unusual patience amid the snickers when discussing puberty 'issues'. My folks moved us to Richland from the San Francisco Bay area in 1967 and being a new kid at Jr. High meant making my friends by default. I knew Mark Jantz right away and later became good buddies with Dan Griggs who taught me to slalom ski and turned me on to the Moody Blues. Every day in the summer we would walk barefoot (usually down the white lines painted on the streets) down to the 'hole' at the river and swim all day. I think that's where I first met Karl Pohlod and a few of his friends who were a bit older and of course much more interesting. I was sorry to hear of his mother's passing. -Dave Doran (72) ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Bennett Bayoff (72) I am suffering from early dementia. I did not see Jeff Duvy's name in memoriam, but another of our classmates that reminded me of Jeff. I have not heard from Jeff directly, but have unnecessarily caused grief for others that like him. I am so sorry. -Debbie Bennett Bayoff (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Brad Upton (74): You are the king. We are not worthy. I forgot you and your brother and your dads connection. Minor league ball was great at such a small but intimate park. My Ron Cey memory was a home run in the late innings of a game that hit the light pole in left on the way up the pole as it left the field. The trivia question I would ask is how many names were they called in the franchise history? Atoms, Braves were mentioned, and Padres were a few. The questions were asked about a Harris getting married. I think it was Billy Harris and if you want to get the whole scoop go to Billy's Bullpen tavern in Kennewick. He has the pictures and the stories to go with them and if you catch him live he will fill you in. If you have all day, he may get through part of his career. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) To David Rivers (65) RE: frozen snickers As I recall in school, it wasn't the frozen snicker bars that were popular it was the frozen "milkshake" bars that were popular. Anyone remember those? Better then a snicker any day. But then again, everyone is entitled to their own taste. Right Mr. Rivers? -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To John Campbell (63): Enjoyed the picture of the Puget Sound Bombers..... I remember when my dad and Ed Burnett had the flying service at the Richland Airport and they used the old bombs as door holders! Somewhere along the way they were donated to the school and painted our infamous green and gold..... is that one of the same bombs in the picture? Does anyone have Chief Joe memories from the mid-70s? I've enjoyed the memories of the school store, I think our lunches were about the same. Some of our teachers changed, however. Mr. St. John and Mr. Piippo were still there, and, I remember Mrs. Mack for her courage to speak into my life, the counselor Mr. Gene Bernard, he was a life saver, too then there was Mr. Griggs, always smiling, Mr. Flynn and the football team having to take ballet! Mr. Spencer, keeping science interesting..... Maren: Thanks for your dedication to our wonderful website. I have told so many people about it and not one has ever heard of such a thing, let alone, with so much success. Thank you for putting in the cookbook reminder! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 Betsy O'Dell Gallatin, Class of 1964 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/23/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem (47), Marilyn Richey (53), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Irene Smith (59), Sandy Witherup (59), Dennis Robertson (60), Mary Mike Hartnett (61), Ed Wood (62), Frank Osgard (63WB), Jim Hamilton (63), Kenny Wright (63), Jean Armstrong (64), Steve Denler (64), Patti Snider (65), Gerald Stein (66), Andee Creighton (67), Pam Ehinger (67), Betti Avant (69), Phil Jones (69), Peggy Adair (72), Valerie Polentz (72), Greg Alley (73), Brad Upton (74), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) TO Paul Ratsch (58): In September 1999 Dale Moberg and his wife, Margie Kingsley Moberg (1946 Bomber) attended the Club 40 reunion. I have their e-mail and will share it if you wish to make contact. They live on the either in or near Seattle, as I recall. -Mary Triem Mowery - 1947 Bomber ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Sandra Atwater Boyd (51): Hi Sandy, Long time since I have seen you. The teams in the late forties in the women's softball league in Richland were Richland Laundry, Rainbow Service and coached by Bill Woods, Chevron Station, Kloffenstein Clothing, C.C. Anderson and I think it was Garmo's Grocery. Most of these teams disbanded in the fifties. Betsy Carlisle who was our P.E. teacher at RHS pitched for Kloffenstein in those days. She always gave me a lot of mouth when we played her team and when I had to play softball in P.E. classes. Good to hear from you in the Sandstorm from time to time. Tell your husband, Jimmy, hell'o for me. He spent a lot of time at By's Burgers when I worked there after he would get off working late at nite. Oh, how time flies by all these years of memories. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) To Marilyn Richey (55): Yes, you are right. Always wondered about him and hope he is o.k. I ran around with that same gang and Billy and I had lots of fun together. Thanks for your answer. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Irene Smith Goodnight (59) Chief Jo - Yes, I worked in the school store too. My favorite was the popcorn, and working there we could snitch samples of that while it was fresh!! Somehow my memories from those years are mostly about music classes - orchestra and girl's choir. Mr. James Rickey and Miss Barbara McMurry did end up getting together and getting married, eventually. Mr. Ricky had special names for the music we played - one which I'll never forget, or stop using myself, is "When I grow Too Old To Cut The Mustard (for Dream)." It was his way of taking those schlocky tunes and bringing them in to the junior high audience. This was actually before, and during the time Elvis and Bill Haley were coming on scene with the beginnings of Rock and Roll. Another saying of his which I still use in my teaching is, "If you don't C#, you'll Bb!" Wonder where he is now? His stubby fingers served to show that no one's hands are too small for the violin, and his wonderful playing proved it!! ... Walking to and from school every day, hauling that violin (feeling like a weirdo) AND my books, and coming home after my lesson after school - it's dark, cold and icy-snowy, and a long way to Butternut street, where I lived. All that walking and fresh air must have been responsible for my now strong constitution!! -Irene Smith Goodnight (59) ******************************************** >>From: Sandy Witherup Hankins (59) TO Jim Yount (61): I have many memories of the water tower also. We lived at the end of Townsend Court. I was even brave enough to climb it a couple of times myself but I wasn't aware of my brother Merv's water tower shenanigans. There are many others I do remember, usually in conjunction with the Kelly kids, who were directly across Townsend Court. They used to make giant rubber band chains and stretch them across Thayer Dr. to see if they could actually stop traffic. My memory doesn't stretch far enough to recall the outcome. I also remember occasional overflows from the water tower in the summer and all the neighborhood kids would stand under it to cool off. -Sandy Witherup Hankins (59) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) RE: Sanders-Jacobs Field The stories about this park bring back a lot of memories. When I first moved to the Tri-Cities in '55. A family friend lived right behind the park. We used to spend a lot of time there during the summer. Us boys would sneak over to the park and get in thru the visitors team entrance. The ball- boy knew us and would let us get in so we could sit in the extreme upper end of the bleachers. During 1972-75 I worked part time at the park with the Padres and then with the Tri-City Imperials after the Padres moved. I have been reading about a lot of comments about Mike Ivie. He was something else as a 17 year old rookie. The team had to assign him a "guardian" to ensure that he didn't get into trouble. He was always homesick and whining about being so far away from Georgia. Do you remember who pitched that first nite of that season? He went on to win the Cy Young award with the Padre's years later. The box seat behind home plate had three gentlemen from San Diego and in the 7th inning they went to the locker room and helped the pitcher pack. The next day he was in AAA. His name was Randy Jones, from Tacoma, a virtual unknown. This depressed Mike even more because he was supposed to be the Star. I remember when they added the Jacobs designated to the field. It was to honor a long time supporter of minor league baseball in the Tri-Cities. To Greg Alley (73): I can think of 5 names they were called: Atoms Padres Dodgers Imperials Ports The Imperials were for two years and the Ports were only one that I recall. These two were independents and really did not have the money to do the upkeep on the Stadium to maintain it in a safe manner. I remember the owner of the Ports wanted to try and get Kennewick to help out but they wanted to develop into shopping or something else with a bigger tax base. A real waste letting it go. Roxanne. Very nice idea. Best of luck. If you can't find rooms then there are plenty of places in the park along the river. It is not like we (Bombers) have not spent time there at nite already. See ya in June. -Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Mike Hartnett (61) RE: Thank you Bombers!!! I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all of the good thoughts and prayers that came my way way for the brain surgery I had on 2/15!! I came through it w/"flying colors" and will enjoy a moderate amount of success regarding movement disorder. It was a long surgery - 9+ hours - I was awake for the procedure and only put "under" when they buried the brain stimulator in my chest (similar to a pacemaker). Home the next day & progressing nicely. My biggest problem is.... I HAVE NO HAIR!!! THEY SHAVED MY HEAD! I HAVE BEEN TOLD SINCE, I HAVE A RATHER NICELY SHAPED HEAD. HOPE TO HAVE MEASURABLE GROWTH BY JUNE & R2K! Thank you all again, Mike aka Mary Mike Hartnett (61) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood (62) RE: Dawson Richards To "Pitts" Armstrong (63): I had heard that Grover Dawson received some seed capital to start his store from a Mr, Richards -- someone I think was from California. I don't believe he was ever active in managing the business. When I returned for our 25th reunion in 1987 I stopped by at Dawson-Richards to say hello, and found Grover's son Jeff running the store -- involved with the local chamber of commerce, and looking every bit the successful businessman he should be. What's happened now that the store is closed? Anyone heard from Jeff? -Ed Wood (62) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63WB) Got high centered watching some advertisement on one of them 3 digit channels last night. Wedged in between some screaming guy with a bad rug huckstering cook ware and some old coot taking up juicers, was this out of work 60 year old long forgotten teen idol selling cds with songs of the 50s. Now the Osgard family would never have been mistaken for the Nelsons or the Cleavers. We did, however, all eat breakfast together. We gathered around a yellow chrome and formica table. Steaming bowls of Mapo, side by each with the crunchy cereal that was currently giving away the neatest stuff. The old man sucking on a Chesterfield, was deep into the Columbia Basin News. Toast was Donald Duck bread, when they gave away those neat stickers that glowed in the dark. Biskquick pancakes on occasion, but not a lot of idle chatter from the family. We all tried to cut out before our daily spoon full of Vi-dalun, claiming we'd heard the "Whistle". The background music to all of this was KORD or KALE playing top twenty stuff. Big John, Sixteen Tons, Beep Beep, April Love, Chances Are, Hot Rod Lincoln,and My Friend the Witch Doctor. The Chipmunks (the singing ones not the Hyatts), and some stupid Martian ditty. My Dad wasn't too keen on Elvis, so we had to play it cool when his songs came on. He did like Tennessee Ernie Ford, and my Mom liked Pat Boone. The rest of er kids were serious Bill Hailey/Little Richard fans, with some small attachment for Connie Francis. As a family we lived for Starlet Stairway (when you need coal or oil, call Boyle…) on Saturday nights, so judging talent was not our strong suit. We did recognize that Snooky Lanson on Hit Parade, however was a loser. That morning radio, wasn't all that bad. Not a lot of commercials as I recall, no Bob Edwards or Cokie Roberts, an absolute minimum of the FM repartee we get today, and best of all no pledge breaks. Mornings just aren't as much fun. -Frank Osgard (63WB) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) RE: Pitts' question. If memory serves me correct. The Richards in Dawson Richards was a gentleman named Jim Richards. He was a silent partner and I believe had no interest by the middle 60's. I think (and I'm pretty vague here) that Grover and Jim had become friends when they worked at Montgomery Wards. The two of them were cut from the same cloth, and Jim would have come in a close second to Grover in the Rudy Vallee/Ozzie Nelson look alike contest. Grover was a 50's kind of guy, I just can't imagine him telling you to "Have a Good One", as you walked out the door. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright (63) RE: Sacajawea, Lewis & Clark, and a canoe A few months ago there was some conjecture and speculation on the origins of "Sacajawea's" canoe at Lewis & Clark. I think I may have solved the mystery a couple of days ago while watching a silent documentary which was filmed by DuPont, The Manhattan Project's prime contractor. DuPont sent a crew to Hanford to film before and during the construction phase. At the beginning the camera shows pristine landscapes, original farm houses, and an old Yakima or Priest Rapids Indian camp along the Columbia. At the camp is an old wooden dugout which looks exactly like the one I use to play on during grade school. Kenny (63) p.s., a question to the those historians from the '70s: could it once have been a Denny's? [-Kenny Wright (63)] ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To Terry Hutson Semmern (74) RE: frozen snickers I agree, my favorite was the frozen Milkshake Bar, not the Snickers Bar.. Not that I didn't like the Snickers frozen... I like Baby Ruth frozen also.. OK, I confess, I am a chocoholic.. Frozen or not, if it's chocolate, I'll eat it... I think the Bon Bons in the Coke at the Movie Theater was more fun.. Didn't taste as good as the frozen Milkshake Bar, though.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Denler (64) Answer for Jim House (63): Geometry came after the run. The run came before all of the Tennis. I Think. -Steve Denler (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) To Bill Didway (66): Yes, I do remember my Mom putting the 'pant stretchers' on my brother, Richard Snider (66) and Dad's pants. That was the craziest looking thing seeing those hung on the clothesline outside! Cotton pants, cords, jeans, beats ironing! :) To Class of 66: I have looked on e-mail addresses and didn't see one for Lynn Berry, anyone know how I can contact her? She has a sister from my class, Suzie Berry (no e-mail listed either). Would appreciate anyone's help on this. -Patti Snider Miller (65) ******************************************** >>From: Gerald Stein (66) RE: Chief Joe To Becky Skarshaug (66): Well, I don't know what they were called, all I know is they were minty, cold and had chocolate. Maybe I don't remember the name because I ate them so fast. You guys talking about Home Ec reminded me that when I was at Chief Joe in the famous shop class. I remember we would switch with the Home Ec girls for a few days. I remember we made cookies or something, but I never did know what the girls made in the shop class. Any memories? If I am not mistaken, they periodically let us have sock hop dances at noon in the lobby in front of the auditorium. -Gerald Stein (66) ******************************************** >>From: Andee Creighton Mansfield (67) Reading the memories of Chief Jo reminded me of the giant bottles of Vitamin C tablets we kept in our lockers. We thought it was sooo cool to grab some between classes and be constantly sucking on them. I also remember speech class. I was usually mortified to get up in front of the class and speak, but I still remember "Betty Botter bought some butter..." and others. I have regaled my children with them over the years. -Andee Creighton Mansfield (67) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) RE: Pant Stretchers To Billy Didway (66) Dear Billy, The funny thing about those pant stretchers is you still can find them! I've seen them at Wal- Mart (aka Wally World) K-Mart and stores like that. But you still can find them in the Second Hand stores, too. So if you really want a piece of the Olden Days I can find you a set if ya like! LOL How is your sister Rita? I don't think I've seen her on line here? Tell her Hi for me and I hope to see her and many others at the reunion!! Gary Ellllllll (67): You still haven signed in! Come on Biology partner hurry up or I'll find a worm with it's 5 white hearts and send it to you! Bombers & CKers Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) One more tidbit on sports and then I will quiet for awhile. I remember the fall of 1977 (it would have been the last Sunday in October as daylight savings' time ended that A.M.) a friend of ours got tickets to the Seattle Seahawks-Buffalo Bills game in the Kingdome. We drove up the day before and found a place to park at a gas station that rented out their lot for people who wanted to walk to the game, but didn't want to park in the lot at the Kingdome. We walked across the street and got there early enough to watch the pre-game warm-ups. It was O.J. Simpson's last year in that fair city and it was rumored he was nursing an injury and probably would not play. He came out by himself and did his own stretching, but did not play in the game. We left just after the second half started as we all had to be to work Monday and being the end of Oct., we wanted to leave early to try and avoid snow over Snoqualamie Pass. Well, Seattle, in only their second year of existence beat Buffalo 56-7!!! The only other thing I remember is our seats were within a couple of rows of the top of the dome. Most of the time we could see everything, except when the people in front of us decided to stand up (oh those narrow steps, but such a good game). -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Paul Felts (69) Joanie Weston of the Bay Area Bombers. She could have whipped the both of us and had Franco left over for dessert. I watched that stuff at Sander's Field but I don't remember the teams but I'm not sure there were more than two teams anyway. The other feature I remember at Sander's Field was the lady who played the organ, right behind the backstop. She had a little dog that would bark like crazy when a foul ball hit the screen. Seems like the dog may have really understood the game. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair (72) RE: Thank you every one I want to thank everyone that has contacted me through e-mail and the sandstorm. The out pour of responses regarding my sister, Anneta's, death has been overwhelming. They have been from either people that knew Anneta or people I knew growing up in Richland but have not seen or spoke to in years. There is one e-mail written to me from a classmate that sticks out in my mind the most. This is a part of the note that says it all: "I read your note about your sister the other day and felt really bad for you and the rest of your family...but I didn't write because I thought you'd never remember me." "After I read your note today I realized it doesn't matter...losing a family member and person so dear to your heart is an incredible loss. I am so sorry to hear about your sis." I hope she doesn't mind that I quoted her and I will keep her name anonymous. In addition, I will tell all of you, from the bottom of my heart, I will treasure each of the letters for a very, very long time. -Peggy Adair (72) ******************************************** >>From: Valerie Polentz Topham (72) RE: CJ Mitchell I am no real local sports fan (a bow to Franco et al) but I am a reader and I listen to the radio waiting for my daughter's attitude to adjust in the A.M. so heard CJ and Greg Mitchell on the radio discussing the Negro League. On the 24th there will be a collection of memorabilia and sales of same at RHS at 7P.M. For those who are interested I will bet there will be an opportunity to see CJ and/or Greg. CIS bldg. (?) WSU Tri-City campus will be the site for a collection of baseball memorabilia this week. -Valerie Polentz Topham (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) Thanks to Betti Avant (69) for Sicks stadium memories. During the Pilots only year in existence my dad and Ray Conley (46) took me and my brother Kevin, Dick Cartmell (73) and Randy Rice to a weekend of major league ball. We saw the eventual world champs Detroit Tigers for a Friday afternoon game and the Saturday game which was the only national game televised in their only season. It was the year Denny McLain won 31 games and of course we missed seeing him by one game. We got lots of autographs and the saturday game was done by NBC and Curt Gowdy and Tony Kubek did the game. To Paul Felts (69) and Phil Jones (69) Let's get the spelling of this Dalkowski right. I do remember him a little. Check my spelling on Billy Grabarkewitz. I do remember Mike Ivie and me and Randy Rice went to the boat races and hitchhiked from the park - we did not get killed or kidnapped - and watched him talk about himself and spit and try to hit his spit. To Terry Hutson (74): I remember frozen milkshake candy bars at the little league games. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) The Jacobs in Sanders-Jacobs Field was named after the general manager, Tom Jacobs. Tom was an elderly gentleman (he seemed elderly, I was 12) who put his heart and soul into the Tri-City Atoms trying to make a tiny, tiny profit and keep the ball park running. In the summer of '68, in the middle of the season, Tom, my dad and two others were playing a round of golf over in Pasco. After the first nine they sat down for a break, Tom fell forward and died of a massive heart attack. It was immediately changed to Sanders-Jacobs field in his memory. -Brad Upton (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Paul Felts entry 2-22-00 Felts, You give me no credit at all. Yes, I am younger than you, not to mention more handsome - but I do remember Joanie Weston (whoever called her Joan?) and watching her on the weekend Roller Derby. Bay City Bombers, I do believe? Re: Chief Jo School Store Ice Cream Sandwich and bag of popcorn - a very filling lunch. All-time great School Store worker was Susie Gardner (74). She gave great discounts!!! (By the way, wasn't that school store a Denny's at one time?) Re: Sanders Field Brad Upton (74) speaks of his career as clubhouse boy but failed to mention his introduction to Vida Blue in the visitor's locker room showers. I remember Brad telling me Vida was a very very healthy young man!!! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/24/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Brusie (51), Sandra Atwater (51), Bev Smith (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Carol Purkhiser (56), Ed Borasky (59), John Northover (59), Fred Phillips (60), Gregor Hanson (65), Ron Sledge (65), Becky Skarshaug (66), Glenda Gray (66), Linus Toland (67), Anna Durbin (69), Betti Avant (69), Randi Newby (70), Brad Upton (74), Debra Dawson (74), Judi Ell (76), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) To Phil Jones (69): Phil: I remember your dad very well. Great softball pitcher and nice guy. Tell him hello for me. -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) To Marilyn Richey (53): It has been fun to read all of your info! How do you know all of the things that you do? Did you write all events down somewhere so you could just file them away and when needed, you would be able to find out everything that was asked? Ha! You are good!! I played first base for Garmos and maybe that you are not all that sure is because we were at the bottom of the barrel!! I just do not remember everyone that was on the team --- now that is bad!! Oh my yes, a very, very long time since we have seen each other --- time goes too quickly!!! Jimmy says to say, "Hi" to you also! To Patti Snider Miller (65) and Bill Didway (66): Pant stretchers: I did use them a lot and I do agree, they do look kind of funny. I didn't think they were still around. Just recently, I had a pair of pants That needed to be stretched and I thought of those pant stretchers and I took them to the cleaners and asked if they could do that and mentioned the above! They did it! They were able to make them longer. -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ******************************************** >>From: Bev Smith Jochen (52) RE: Women's Softball I want to respond to Marilyn Richey (53), Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) as well as any others who are recently reviving the great memories of the Women's Softball teams of the late '40's & I wonder if any of them are aware of the All Women's Sports Link that we put together last summer showing pictures/names of a few of the teams (including Standard Service, which I haven't heard anyone mention)... I am trying to think of the best way to make everyone aware of it as well as giving them a "short-cut" directly to the Women's Softball link, which includes more links to '47 Rainbow Service Team, Richland Laundry Team, Standard Service Team as well as '49 "Safe at Third!" write up regarding a playoff between Rainbow & Laundry along with some 50 year old information on the subject. I have sent many classmates the following URL, with which most have been successful in viewing, but if you have a n easier or better way to access it, I would appreciate your help. In the meantime, anyone can "try" the following: All Bomber Sports Click to get to the Women's softball page. Enjoy the memories! -Bev Smith Jochen (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Brad Upton (74): Tom Jacobs was not only at a great deal to bringing baseball to the Tri Cities but was a man who wore many heads. In the early days of Richland, he was one of the persons who organized softball, baseball league in the area. He was an umpire for some time in the area when I was playing softball. He was a hard worker in keeping the first franchise known as the Tri City Braves which was left out of the names that were mentioned in the Sandstorm this past nite. The other person named Sanders was a farmer in Connell and had something to do with the team coming to the area. Tom Jacobs was highly respected by all who knew him. To Phil Jones (69): You were talking about Joanie Wewton who played for the Bay Bombers for many years. In 1965 the team which I was playing softball for was on a tour through California playing ball in the summer. We were playing at Redwood City by San F. and she was at the game and I got to meet her. Since I had seen her on the TV and thinking one thing about her, it turned out she was one of nicest persons. She knew some of the players from this other team and both teams went out to eat and she went with us. I know she could have handled a lot of persons as she was about 5'11". But she was nothing like I thought she would be after seeing her play on TV. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) RE: Mr. Fjeursted All right, class of '56 members who went to Marcus Whitman (7th grade?). Time for the confession that purges the soul. Will the Bad Boys who ran amok in this class confess their misbehavior. And, do we know whatever happened to Mr. Fjuersted? We were very, very bad children (I, of course, was blameless) and should be carrying extreme guilt if we had any sense of decency at all. Oh well. Wasn't there a Miss Hagland (?) who inherited us and whipped us into shape? I remember peeking in the classroom one noon and caught her giving Fjuersted and the principal a lecture, shaking a finger in their faces. -Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) To Irene Smith Goodnight (59) AH, yes, James Rickey. He was one of my favorites as well. As to whatever happened to him, I ran into him on the campus of the U. of Illinois in the 1960s. He told me then that he was teaching at Cheney (Eastern Washington College of Education was its name at the time). After that, I don't know. Any other former flute players in the Chief Jo band know more? -Ed Borasky (59) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) RE: grade school pictures Gary Brehm (64 Lion) sent in a picture of the 52-53 John Ball Student Council ... there are many little people that are not identified. You can see the picture by following the link off the ALL ALUMNI BOMBER LINKS page or link to the '59 page and click on GRADE SCHOOL. [John Ball website Click the link ] From the Bomber Survey: 66 Female, 77 Male respondees to date. 6 have admitted that they have NEVER eaten a SPUDNUT! In addition there has been a couple of inquiries about the question "I BECAME AN ADULT [you know!]", with the possible options being ... In High School - by accident, In High School - planned, After High School - by accident, After High School - planned and Private Information. ****** This discussion may be offensive to some individuals, I would encourage you to leave the room at this time, do not read any father, turn your back, plug your ears ... skip to the next contributor ... make your eyes blurry as you scan down the page to the next remembrance. The concern was the confusion over 'by accident' and 'planned'. In order to explain this I am going to assume that everyone reading this edition of the Sandstorm at least understands what is meant by "I BECAME AN ADULT [you know!]". If you do not know .. the Tele-Tubbies will be on later this afternoon. Basically the difference is that 'by accident' would take place at some time, some where, with some individual, where you had absolutely no idea that you were going to end up doing 'IT'. You may have been on a date, at a party, in the elevator ... you may have know this person for a very short time, had been friends for a very long time or just been aware of this individual. It may have been the music, the dinner, the wine, the environment ... what ever ... 'IT' just happened. On the other hand, 'planned' is a little more clinical, you and your prospective partner may have discussed doing 'IT'. You may not have been consumed by the moment, but 'IT' happened. You and your partner talked about how, when, where ... You even washed behind your ears! The Bomber Survey reveals that just about one third of the respondents became an adult during their high school years. ****** End of discussion ... you can look now! -John Northover (59) ******************************************** >>From: Fred Phillips (60) To Irene Smith Goodnight (59): You wondered about Mr. Rickey, the band teacher at Chief Joe. A year or two ago (before the Alumni Sandstorm) I saw his obituary in the Eastside Journal, which is published in Bellevue. I remember him like you do, a really nice guy. He put up with me, though I may well have been the worst trumpet player Chief Joe ever heard. And I remember you, working in the school store with Mr. Wick, who was no where near as agreeable as Mr. Rickey. Still, the popcorn was amazing. -Fred Phillips (60) ******************************************** >>From: Gregor Hanson (65) To Phil Jones (69): RE: Sanders Field where many boyhood memories of A-City youths were developed. We thought it was pretty cool when the local Colt League teams got to play a few of their league games on the same field as our idols of the T-C Braves and experience below the ground dugouts!! The organist at Sanders-Jacobs Field was Mrs. Bill Willets, however the barking bull terrier dog belonged to Mrs. Ann Bloom, a long time fan with box seats in the front row. Right Gary Brehm (64- KHS), Brad Upton (74) and Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) who are qualified historians of Sanders Field? And while I remember the archway of bats and the wedding ceremony at home plate of Sanders Field, I don't think it was Billy Harris who was the groom. My most remembered Roller Derby vixen at Sanders Field was Anne Cowabella (sp?). Timely recollection of the old roller derby days as just last week when channel surfing on TV, I spotted the 60's movie that starred Racquel Welch as the star jammer of the team (was the title "Kansas City Star"?) Interesting that one can remember stuff like that but can't remember where I put my keys a short while ago. -Gregor Hanson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Ron Sledge (65) RE: Snacks Been reading quite a few inputs on snacks, chocolates, etc. and got to thinking of one of my old favorites. Anyone remember putting a bag of Planters peanuts in a bottle of Pepsi? I tried it again the other day and it was as good as I recalled. -Ron Sledge (65) ******************************************** >>From: Becky Skarshaug Fisher (66) To Gerald Stein (66): I think the guys are right.. they were MelloMints... but the point was they were darn good. These days I buy a big econo-size plastic tub of small peppermint patties and stick the whole thing in the freezer.. mmm mmm good! Sock hops - I lived for them. There was always the hope that a boy might ask a girl to dance, but more often than not it was the girls dancing, and boys standing-around-watching. The mornings of scheduled sock hops were always traumatic... just how does one choose the proper pair of socks to wear? Hmm? Gerald, seeing your name made me go back even farther to the days of walking home from Jason Lee. You, me, David S, Chris B, Johnny D, and I know others. Remember the field with the old concrete slabs from what I believe had once been a gas station? The discussion a few weeks ago about forts made me remember the ones we had there, made of sagebrush and whatever else we could find. I recall the huge tree we passed on the way home from Jason Lee, right at the edge of that field. It had a big root sticking up from the ground and one day on a dare John stuck his head in there, I think it was him anyway. I was so impressed. Oh my gosh, I just remembered that one year some of these guys made me a birthday cake. They had decided to make it blue... and they managed to do just that. It was blue and so soggy it nearly ran off the plate. I remember laughing so hard, but also remember being so thrilled that the attempt had been made. Hey, do you suppose that those few days in Home Ec did pay off for some of you? ::Laughs:: -Becky Skarshaug Fisher (66) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray (66) To Gerald Stein (66): When we traded shop, I made a single wood candle holder.... and I still have it!!!! I had forgotten all about it until I saw your note... went to my memories box and there it was! I don't remember who the shop teacher was, but it was great fun! -Glenda Gray McClure (66) ******************************************** >>From: Linus Toland (67) RE: Remembering Sacajawea School I had just moved back to Richland at the start of the 6th grade. I remember well the serious duty of being a part of the School Boy Patrol at Sacajawea School. I just came upon a grade school class picture from '60-'61 that my mother had tucked away. (Future class of '67) I'll try to get it posted before long. Mr. Gallaher was the teacher... he had the neatest car, a '57 T-Bird, powder blue I think. One class member had his picture taken in Patrol Uniform (Robert Speed). Maybe a few like Alan Porter, Gary Johnson and Marsha Polk... would remember a class educational trip to the local sewer. That trip may have later inspired an entry into the school talent show as I and a couple others sang, "I work in the Sewer... it's a very fine job. You know they don't hire just any ol' slob. You don't have to wear a tie or a coat, You just have to know how to float..." and it went on for two more verses. My wife and kids know the song well... isn't it great to have something "special" to pass on to the next generation? -Linus Toland (67) ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) To Roxanne Knutson Short (62) Dear Roxanne: Thanks for the news about Mr. St. John. I am so glad to hear he is still around. I was afraid to ask. Please give him my best if you see him again. Is he on e-mail? Glad to hear he still beams. Is Cal Welsh (sp??), the wonderful counselor from RHS still around too? If so, hi from me. And you are really great to offer to organize rooms for out of towners. My family's plans for the summer are so up in the air, that I don't know if I can make it, although I want to. I'm sure there will be no motel rooms left when I finally figure it out. So, major Bomber Cheers to you. -Anna Durbin (69) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) To Greg Alley (73) I believe the Tigers won the championship in 1968 not 1969 behind Denny McClain's 31 wins. The fall of 1969 I was in college my first quarter and I think I remember the "Miracle Mets" beat the Baltimore Orioles in that series. I may be wrong however. Note to Phil Jones (69): Actually the lady who had the dog was not the one who played the organ. Her name was Ann Blume and her and her late husband were original Tri- City Brave fans in their earliest of years. When her husband passed away she got the Boston Bull Dog, whose name was Chole for companionship. I went to some games with her and Chole had her own box seat, so I had to sit in the bleachers. I remember some of the umpires called strikes got her barking, too. I believe the lady who played the organ was Mrs. Willits (sp?). Their box seats were beside the organ, where as Mrs. Blume's was in the front row just to the left side of home plate. Betti Avant, fellow 69er. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Dennis Robertson Beatty (60): Thanks for your list of Tri-City pro baseball franchise names. I would add Braves to the front of the list. If there was one before the Braves, that would be new to me. I'm told there may have been a Negro League team before in the Tri-Cities. Not in the major league category with the big city teams but a traveling, all black team. Perhaps that question could be answered by CJ and Greg on the 24th. I was gone, but when pro ball moved to Richland, it was the Triplets wasn't it. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Randi Newby Tucker (70) To one all, Everyone I see I tell about the R2K reunion. As I work in Training at SNFP HANFORD 100K, I see many people each day and one of the things I ask them is DID YOU GO TO COL-HI? For us who maybe only got a chance to attend Richland High or were once of the luck ones to say they Graduated from Col-Hi in the days of the Col-Hi Bomber, still feel as it will always be Col-Hi. My ex's uncle went to Col-Hi and I am trying to get him the information. I believe that he would like to attend. I will keep working on it and hope to see his son soon and pass on the info. I print and update each time it comes out and hang it on the bulletin boards at work. I'd like to see all who ever attend no matter how short a time return and enjoy this celebration. -Randi Newby Tucker (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) As self-appointed Sander's-Jacobs field expert I'll clear up a couple of things. To Dennis Beatty (60): Mike Ivie played for the Padres in '70. In 1971, Randy Jones pitched the home and season opener for the Tri-City Padres and pitched a 1-0 shutout. He also scored the only run in the game about the 7th inning on a very awkward headfirst slide into the plate. He caught holy hell from manager Cliff Ditto for endangering himself like that and caught a lot of grief from the rest of the team for his sliding technique. I was in the dugout. True, that was only appearance in a Tri- City uniform and he was moved up the following day. He and Ivie never played together in the Tri- Cities. To Phil Jones (69): The longtime organ player at Sanders-Jacobs Field was Ethel Willetts. Right next to her was Ann Blume and her dog Chloe. Ann bought 2 season tickets every year for her and her dog. Yes, the dog would bark at bad calls. To Mike Davis (74): Yes, Vida Blue was healthy. I'm hurrying to catch a plane and will write a couple of more "memoirs" when I get back. -Brad Upton (74) ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74) RE: Chief Jo Well, I've finally spotted a couple of names I recognize from my age group. Mike Davis (74), because I used to stand behind you whenever we were lined up alphabetically, and yes, you were handsome. Terri Hutson (74), because we went to Marcus Whitman, or perhaps Jason Lee together, and it always fascinated me that one of you twins was blonde and one brunette, yet you looked so much alike. Terri is the blonde, right, and Linda the brunette? Also Susie Gardner, as I recall, was very outgoing and friendly, but I didn't get any discounts from her at the Chief Jo store! It's just possible that she was more generous to popular, cute, male students than to a statuesque blonde nicknamed "Prudissa?" Frozen Milkyway candy bars were definitely THE SNACK at the Richland skating rink. I don't know if I ever had a frozen candybar at school, but the skating rink was my kind of hangout (not having the kind of dad to take me to the ballpark). We did the hokey-pokey, ate frozen Milkyways, and drank (yuck) carbonated water from Mr. Bacon's roller rink snack bar. The Tastee Freez was nearby, for an upgrade in the snack palette, of course. The Roller Rink hosted the Kingston Trio and probably some other popular bands back in the 60's and 70's, before better accommodations were available in the Tri-Cities. The four girls in my family practically lived there on the weekends for a few years, anyway. Almost everyone who visits this website must have a memory of President John F. Kennedy visiting the Hanford site in the early 1960's. I remember it was horribly hot, and that traffic was backed up for miles on the highway. Even if you had air conditioning, you couldn't use it, because traffic was moving too slowly. When we finally arrived at Hanford, there was a sea of people, but we got to sit up high on top of a big phone company truck (courtesy of the Hoglens), so we had a great view. I was really young, but the whole thing was impressive, nonetheless. After JFK was gone, and the crowd too, we got to go up to the podium where he had recently stood. The oak podium wore the presidential seal, and we stood behind it for awhile. It was at once exhilarating and humbling to inhabit this spot. We told each other excitedly, "I'm standing where the president just stood!" One of my most unforgettable childhood memories.... -Debra Dawson Fogler (74) ******************************************** >>From: Judi Ell Dahl (76) RE: School stores OK, enough about Chief Jo's school store. What about Carmichael's and their Cho-Cho bars? Anyone remember them? And, one other note of interest. I (and two others whom I won't mention) found the trap door that leads you to the "fall out" shelter and takes you under Lee Blvd. to Richland High's school store. What do you think about that? -Judi Ell Dahl (76) Hey brother Gary Ell (67): You sign up for the R2K and we can go together! ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) RE: Former/Current Flag Twirlers (R2K) Hi All, It seems like we have some interest with the Baton Twirlers to perform for the Reunion, however, we have had much input from any former flag twirlers. Is there anyone out there who is interested?, If so, let me know. Have a great day! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/25/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers and one Lion today. Evelyn Meyer (46), Dave Brusie (51), Jane Rollison (52), Bernie Qualheim (56), Dennis Robertson (60), Irene de la Bretonne (61), Emajean Stone (63), Frank Osgard (63WB), Gary Brehm (64-KHS), Richard St. John (65), Jess Daniel (67), Judy Kleinpeter (67), Peggy Jones (67), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Phil Jones (69), Mike Franco (70), Greg Sletager (72), Vicki Owens (72), Jim Rice (75), Dave McAdie (79), Kathy Wheat (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Evelyn Meyer Crowder (46) Dear Maren It is with much sadness that I must report the death of Betty Berst Medlock (46). She succumbed to bacterial pneumonia on February 20, 2000. Betty was a wonderful friend and we have stayed in touch for many years. The last time we saw her was at the Club 40 reunion in Richland about 2-1/2 yrs ago. I am forwarding a copy of her obituary which we found on the Internet in the St. Louis paper. If it doesn't translate, will you please let me know the best way to send you a forward. Thanks. -Evelyn Meyer Crowder (46) ******************************************** >>From: Jane Rollison (52) Does anyone know how to reach Joan Baker Stratton and Warren Stratton (both 52)? I lost track of them when they left southern California. I believe they live in New England now. Would appreciate an address if anyone has it. To Kay Mitchell Coates (52): Looking forward to seeing you at R2K. Don't tell me it's been 48 years! Makes me feel too old. I plan to be in Richland for a few months this summer, and hope to see as many old friends and classmates as possible. -Jane Rollison (52) ******************************************** >>From: Bernie Qualheim (56) To Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) I do indeed remember Mr. Fjerstadt at Marcus Whitman. I do remember that he was a very kind soul who didn't have what it takes to control a class of wild 7th graders. As I recall, he committed suicide a few years later. I have thought of how mean we were to him... Because he was really a nice person. I knew him well, as he appointed me Captain of the School Boy Patrol... -Bernie Qualheim (56) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) RE: Negro Leagues If you are an out of towner and do read the TCH there was a story today about the negro league in Pasco. Add to your bookmarks/favorites -Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne (61) To Mary Mike Hartnett (61) Good to hear you are recovering from your surgery. I wish you the best and perhaps will see you in June. :) -Irene de la Bretonne (61) ******************************************** >>From: Emajean Stone (63) RE: Roller Derby Queens To Gregor Hanson (65) The person you remember seeing was Anne Calvello - who was always up against Joanie Weston - Anne is still going strong here in the San Francisco Bay Area - it wasn't too long ago that they did a feature on her on one of the local shows. -Emajean Stone (63) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63WB) A couple of more "events" held at Sanders Field that I witnessed, that have not been addressed. Satchel Paige pitched there against the House of David. Satchel was with some barnstorming team, possibly called the Harlem Globetrotters. The House of David was some religious order, whose players all had long beards ala ZZ Top (how, how, how, how). I had my first exposure to the then unnamed malady of homophobia. I went to see Gorgeous George wrestle one summer night. I recall he had gold hair pins in his platinum locks, and the natives were indeed restless that night. Also recall an infestation of June Bugs buzzing around. The Shrine Circus played Sanders Field. I still have the little red felt fez they sold. It has a gold tassel and marks from little fingers sticky from cotton candy. The guy selling them had them on a long stick and he kept yelling "Here I is, Here I yam" I went to see Roller Derby there once. Charlie O'Connell was the star and had his arm in a cast. Of course Charlie always had his arm in a cast, for like thirteen years. There was Ronnie Robinson, who was Sugar Ray's son, and was really fast. And yeah, some big fat guy named Porky Peterson or Patterson. It was probably a match between the Bay Area Bombers and the Los Angeles Thunderbirds. I think those were the only teams in the league, ever. Being that the Social Club was across the street, I'm sure there were numerous events in the parking lot. I missed them, 'cause I was trying to find a Kennewick girl to dance with. Sanders Field will always be "Oh for Saturday Night" to me. -Frank Osgard (63WB) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (64-KHS) To: Gregor Hanson (65), Brad Upton (74), Phil Jones (69), Greg Alley (73), Betti Avant (69), Paul Felts (69), Dennis Robertson Beatty (60), Marilyn Richey (53) and all others interested in Sanders Field... I felt compelled to send an entry after the mention of me by Gregor Hanson (65) in Thursday's Sandstorm. Yes, it's true, I spent many hours at the ball park while growing up here. My first job was at Sander's Field in 1958, selling concessions in the stands at age 12. For the next five years or so I did various jobs each summer, such as cleaning the stands, selling programs, shagging foul balls (and trading them for the fifty cent scripts to the concession stands) and home clubhouse boy. Those were fun years and I was fortunate to see many future big leaguers play either for the Tri-City team or one of the visiting teams. Many of them have been mentioned in recent entries by many people. My mother, Tillie Brehm, was the office manager at the ball park for several years in the 60's. My father, Sam Brehm, ran the tavern one year (I think it was about '68) when they didn't have anyone else for the job. As far as the wedding at home plate, I remember it, but for some reason I don't think it was Billy Harris who got married. I wish I could come up with a name, but right now I'm drawing a blank. I just tried to call Billy, but was unable to reach him. I'll follow up and let everyone know what he says. Speaking of Billy Harris, some of you may remember how fast he worked on the mound. I once saw Billy pitch a 1-0 shutout in an hour and fifty eight minutes Incredibly fast worker! For the record, Ann Blume was the lady in the box seats with her Boston Terrier. Mrs. Willets (I believe it was Ethel) played the organ. Tom Jacobs was President (and I believe part owner) of the club. I could probably come up with a few more names, with a little jogging of the old brain. My mother passed away two years ago and I now have many of her souvenirs from the old days at Sanders Field. I've been looking through some things trying to locate a box that has a lot of stuff in it, but so far I haven't found it. I did come across three autographed baseballs. Some of the names on them are Duke Snider, Ted Sizemore, and Cal Ripkin. The ball that Ripkin signed is dated Sept. 9, 1965 and it says "NW League Champs, Tri-City Atoms". The year he was here with his family, they lived about a block from us in Kennewick. I think Cal, Jr. was about eight at the time. I also found several old programs from the mid-60's. The 1965 Atoms program has ticket prices listed. General admission was 90 cents for adults, 40 cents for kids and under six, free. Box seats were $1.40 and season box seats were $40.00. Loge season seats (with heat) were $50.00. Somewhere I have a Northwest League Championship ring of my mother's that was given to her when they won the championship that year. In 1965, the teams in the Northwest League were: Tri-Cities, Salem, Eugene, Yakima, Wenatchee, and Lewiston. Tri-Cities were the Atoms and they were affiliated with Baltimore. One other interesting note I found, was the manager for the Yakima Bears that year was Hub Kittle. One more thing for Gregor Hanson (65). The Roller Derby movie you referred to (yes, I remember Roller Derby at Sanders Field too!) starring Raquel Welch was shot in Portland in the early 70's. I was working there at the time and the TV station I was at covered the filming at the Portland International Exposition Hall. If I remember correctly (and I don't bet on it anymore), the movie was "Kansas City Bomber". Well, enough for one day. I didn't intend to get this carried away. I hope I was able to provide some info of interests to all you Sanders Field buffs. I'll write more when some more memory cells are jogged into place. -Gary Brehm (64-KHS) ******************************************** >>From: Richard St. John (65) To Patti Snider Miller (65): I remember the pants stretchers too, but they were called pants creasers. I still have five pair (sets?) in my garage that get a workout on laundry day! Periodically you can pick them up at garage sales dirt cheap since most people that aren't "as old as we are" don't know what the heck they are! -Richard St. John (65) ******************************************** >>From: Jess Daniel (67) I want to see how many '67 Bombers and '66 Bombers remember the night of the bonfire. That was a fun night, I still have the article about the A-City riots. We were lucky no one was seriously hurt. I hope Stump has this web site. I know he can remember a little about that night. -Jess Daniel (67) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) RE: Tongue twisters To Andee Creighton Mansfield (67): Liked the tongue twister reference! Do you also remember "Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter?" I think that's all I got from speech class, too! -Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Jones Snow (67) To Steve Upson (65): I remember taking the ski bus to Tollgate (aka Spout Springs), leaving in the early AM winter darkness from BB&M's but I don't remember you from those journeys. I do remember you from IMAC adventures and once rode in your car to Multnomah Falls where a large group of us hiked to the lodge on top. It was great to know something more about that place than just viewing the falls from the bottom. My Dad (lives in Santa Cruz, CA. now) remembers visiting your folks about two years ago in Oregon. I hope they are both well. My Dad says he is starting to feel old (he's 86 now) because he has to stop at least once on the long stairs coming up from downtown Santa Cruz. His wife, now 84, still rides her bike around town. IMAC adventures - my dad belonged to REI when they operated out of a cheesy warehouse in Seattle with merchandise, most of it military surplus, hanging from the ceilings and stuffed everywhere. Its amazing to see how enormous the store has become. Spout Springs - We used to spend about a week up there after Christmas and over New Years, usually sleeping in the dorms upstairs. My birthday is during that week and I remember the entire dinning room singing Happy Birthday to me on my 12th birthday. New Years up there was interesting... the adults seemed to behave very silly New Years Eve and then be rather grouchy the next day... couldn't figure that out for several years. One poor-snow year they burned the Christmas tree in the middle of the bunny hill slope and danced around it chanting for 'more snow! more snow!' for quite a while. And I always thought the real exciting New years parties were somewhere else! To Myra Weihermiller (67): I'm not wild about diesel exhaust either but my Dad drove us up to ski more often than I rode the bus. Thank goodness. Our family dog used to go up skiing with us (she didn't ski) and one morning someone fed her pancakes for breakfast. Sometime after leaving Milton-Freewater the poor dog threw up all over my ski sweater. I could never wear the sweater again. Myra, remember riding at the stables during Spring Break, our senior year? However, most of the memories that include you are best discussed elsewhere! RE: Betsy Jones (63) And, Thank you to all of you who inquired about my sister, Betsy Jones (63). She is fine, lives in California, has three children all lovely blue- eyed blonds. She does not have email so if anyone wishes to contact her, I will be happy to forward a message. RE: Steve Jones (69WB) Plus one more thing -- my brother, Steve Jones, (would have been class of 69 but my Dad moved to Calif.) died March 29th, 1977. I noticed his name among the 'fallen comrades' for Class of 69 (or something like that) with no date. I would enjoy hearing about some of his Col-High friends - Dave Clark (Barbara Clark's (67) brother) and John Bierlein also 69. Best regards, -Peggy Jones Snow (67) ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) My mom used to use pants stretchers on some of dad's khakis. I remember the contortions she went through to get the wet pants on them and the strength it took to get the stretchers tight. But I can go one better on the pants stretchers. My grandmother used to put grandpa's wool socks on sock stretchers. I can remember them all lined up like little soldiers every wash day. Grandpa was the only man I ever knew with knife pleats in his socks. I'm glad someone mentioned the Carmichael store. Wasn't Mr. Chitty the supervisor? The line at lunch would go clear down the hall, past the auditorium and the smell of fresh popcorn hung in the mixing area. Of course, we could get pens, pencils and other school supplies, but who cares about that stuff? -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Dave Brusie (51): I'll pass your message on to my dad. He has mentioned you before as one of his all-time favorite Bombers. He'll be happy to hear from you. Thanks. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Thanks to all for all the great Sanders Field memories... Just wanted to share a few recent thoughts/experiences.... I was in Wenatchee for a few days with my wife, daughter and another family... we were out to dinner and the waitress overheard me talking of Richland and asked if I was from Richland... turned out she was the niece of Bob Gustavson (70), I think daughter of Julie, lived right up Davison from us... small world seems to get smaller... also: To Debra Dawson Fogler (74): I don't think I ever knew you but when you wrote that whenever you "lined up alphabetically you were right behind Boo Boo Davis" and you thought he was handsome, well, if you would have been in FRONT of him instead of behind him you wouldn't have thought he was so handsome!!! Anyway, you might want to look into this laser surgery stuff... supposed to work wonders.. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Sletager (72) Greg Sletager (72) Does anyone know where the "bomb" is? The green and gold one that stood on the floor at all the basketball games. Just curious. -Greg Sletager (72) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To Debra Dawson Fogler (74): Seeing your note about JFK's visit to Hanford took me waaaaay back. I was an 8-year-old that day (just a tad bit older than you). I remember being so far back in the crowd that none of us was sure which of those little figures on that far-away platform was "our president". (I also remember giggling at his really funny accent, but won't go into that.) I decided to just amble on forward and see how close I could get before someone sent me back to my mother. I must have walked several hundred yards forward, and then got the shock of my life. "Our president" had RED hair! I immediately hustled back to my family to spread the surprise. "The president has red hair!" It took me some time to convince even some of the adults in the crowd, but I had seen it with my own eyes so you couldn't dissuade me. Of course it was really auburn, but I didn't know the nuances of hue in those days. Obviously we weren't the only family with black-and-white TV, and it must have been the days before color photos hit the Tri-City Herald, because it seemed most everyone thought his hair was brown. Funny that I can't remember one whit of his speech, but I do remember his Massachusetts accent and his "red" hair. -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) RE: Greg Alley's Pilots' memories I thought the Pilots played in '69 - didn't the Tigers win in '68 (the year McLain won 31), and the Amazing Mets in '69? -Jim Rice (75) ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) To Gregor Hanson (65) Gregor, Since you are obviously considerably older than myself, I will excuse your transgression in referring to the "60's" movie about Roller Derby starring Raquel Welch. The movie, Kansas City Bomber, actually came out in the early "70's", about 1972 or 73 I think. I was living in Southern California at that time and just a "pup", but any young male down there at that time was well aware of any movie, television special, magazine article, etc. about Raquel Welch. In boy scouts we were always getting group tickets for events like Roller Derby or WHA Hockey (the birth of the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, and a young kid by the name of Wayne Gretzky, etc.) We used to go to the Olympic Auditorium in downtown L.A. and watch the Los Angeles Thunderbirds roller derby. We loved it. To Gregor, Phil Jones (69), Brad Upton (74), et. al. I really enjoy the stories of the old Tri-City baseball teams. I am a huge baseball fan and I couch a youth team (rookie league, but moving up) that my son plays on in Kennewick. Do you all remember Mal Fichman and Tri-City Tripletts? I got to meet a young Sandy Alomar, Jr. when the Spokane Giants (??) came to town. I remember his dad played for the California Angels and we talked about it a bit. Also got to take their team photo one year -their office was above my folks camera store in Uptown, so they asked us if we would be interested. To "All you Frozen Candy Bar Lovers": I still put Milky Way and my favorite - Snickers - in the freezer. In fact I really like it when the local school kids come around with the ones that are "bigger" than normal. I'll buy a few and throw them in the freezer. Yum. Take care out there!!!! -Dave McAdie (79) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) RE: Dawson Richards I used to babysit for Jeff Dawson's brother Gaynor Dawson when their children were very young. Does anyone know where Ginny and Gaynor might be? -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/26/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff: Richard Roberts (49), Hugh Hinson (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Irene Smith (59), Janet Wilgus (59), Larry Mattingly (60), Jack Gardiner (61), Roxanne Knutson (62), Don Winston (63), Gary Behymer (64), Ted Smith (66), Andee Creighton (67), Linus Toland (67), Ellen Hansen (68), Daniel Laybourn (70), Linda Hensley (70), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Roberts (49) To Jane Rollison (52) I had a nice chat with Norma Stratton at the 49er 50th last fall. Also, it was so good to meet once again, my good friend Mel, Norma's older brother. I remember Warren as one of the Stratton kids always getting in the way when Mel and I were visiting in his house. Mel would be the best source to answer your question. A big Bomber Cheer, -Richard Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To Jane Rollison (52): Hi Jane, I know Joan and Warren Stratton (49) are in New Hampshire as is Mac Richardson (52). If you write Mac I understand he lives about 15 minutes from the Strattons. Hope this helps. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) RE: Who played the organ at Sanders field? Mrs. Willets did play the organ at Sanders Field from the first night baseball came to the area in 1950. Her husband Bill Willets was an officer of the team with Tom Jacobs. She not only played the organ but did many things around the field just to help. She had two daughters who graduated from RHS - Jeanne Willets (54) and I can't remember remember her sister who I think graduated in the middle or around 57? [Could be Carolyn Willets (56) -Maren]. I know that both of the girls worked around the field every summer for years. The family was very devoted to the organization. The first years of the Braves was fun to watch. They were a bunch of some young players along with some seasoned veterans. See if any of you remember the players such as Tom Perez, Gene Klinger, Rich Herrera, Milt Martin, Vic Burcola, Don Hope. They were very involved with the community and people who went to the game had a great feeling with the team. Many of them rented from the fans instead of living in apartments. There was a player who caught for the Lewiston team named John McNarmara and also was a player/manager who went on to manager in the major league at Boston Red Sox, Cin. Reds, California Angels. Those are some of the things I remember of the Tri City Braves in the early years of baseball in the TC. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Irene Smith Goodnight (59) To Fred Phillips (60): I didn't even think about the possibility that Mr. Rickey isn't around anymore - was surprised to read your entry. But thanks for the update, of course he'd be in his 70's now. The more I think about him, the more I realize how much he shaped my music career, with his wide variety of musical interests, and his devotion to excellence in musicianship. He was tough in class, but you always could see his humor. And he loved ALL the music, and just wished we could play it as beautifully as he could hear it in his dreams! I remember you too, but your trumpet playing hasn't stuck with me -is that a good thing? To Ed Borasky (59): I'm glad he had other fans too; not much has been said about him in this column. Also, how about Frau Knoll? Remember you sat behind me in her class one year? I thought she was very nice. She was patient, and a good teacher who really tried to get us to pronounce our German well. I remember once Dale Ennor (59) had some dry ice in her class, and he was putting pieces of it on his arm, just long enough for it to turn red in little burns. I thought that was so gross! I think it was also Dale who would take a straight pin and place it in the crook of his arm and close his arm, saying he couldn't even feel it! I remember a few German words too. Guten Tag! Auf Wiedersehen! -Irene Smith Goodnight (59) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To Class of '57 RE: A photo for you from Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) Hi Guys Just wanted to let you know there's a keen photo at the end of your class site - kinda takes one back. So, check out the "Carmichael Cool Guys." I'm glad I squirreled away one of my brother's photos and saved it for, let's see, 44 years or so. Eee gad. Enjoy. Janet -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Greg Sletager (72) asks about the green and yellow bomb. I don't know if it was the same one but here is the last time I saw a bomber bomb. It was about 7-8 years ago when I got word that a number of alumni from the Puget Sound area were meeting in a hotel in the Federal Way area. As my wife and I entered the hotel she asked how I would know where they were. Not to worry, sitting in the hall beside an open door was a green and yellow bomb. It was a fun and somewhat emotional evening. I don't remember who had the bomb. Jay Siegal (61) you were there (even if you didn't recognize me after 20 years) Do you remember who had the bomb? It was a guy and I remember him saying he had it for several years and was glad to be able to preserve it. Anyone else remember who that was? There were maybe 30-40 present at this event. This was the third meeting in a couple of years. There was some talk of forming some kind of "Puget Sound Bomber Club". But nothing ever happened. Even without a "club" it would be fun to have a couple of gatherings a year. -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner (61) RE: Sanders Field All this talk about Sanders Field brings back a memory. Something I haven't eaten in some 40 to 45 years. The concession stand sold Tater Dogs, so much better than Corn Dogs. Don't even know if anyone in the world still makes them anymore. All I know is that they're planted in my memory bank. -Jack Gardiner (61) ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) To Peggy Jones (67): You really brought back some memories of Spout Springs! I spent many a New Years Eve up at tollgate. Couldn't understand where my folks went and couldn't find them. Come to find out Pete and Esther, owner's, had cocktails down in their room in the basement. That's where all the adult's would end up. There were several families of us that would go up together. Peggy, these names might jog your memory, Lewises, Stromstads, Knutsons, and Stanfields. Harold Stromstad's birthday was New Years Eve and Carol Stanfield's birthday was New Year's Day. So we would all sing birthday song for Harold just before 12:00 midnight, then sing in the new year, and end up singing Happy birthday to Carol. Remember the night skiing, the slopes would be all lit up. Were you ever up there when the square dancing at night would go on. Leland, the old man who taught skiing up there, would bring his phonograph record player when he knew we were coming. Vern Lewis was our dance caller and we would stack up all the tables in the big cafeteria area to dance there. We brought the records and dance all night. The cook's would stay late to make popcorn, knowing they had to return early the next day to start serving breakfast. What a troop! This went on many week-ends during the winter. Peggy, I remember going skiing with your family once, Betsy (63) invited me. Spring skiing was so cool. In tee-shirts and shorts skiing down the mountain or planting ski poles in snow at top of mountain and placing skis in handle of skis to lie back on them and bask in the sun. All teenage skier's from all over knew they wouldn't see their friends until next season, so we would stay on top of big hill and visit. Bergdahls were part of that group also. Sorry if all of you are getting bored, but do have a good story about Spout Springs you all can get a laugh about. I was probably in 4th grade when someone came down the hill in a patrol toboggan. It didn't stop at the First Aide Station, but at the front entrance to the lodge. The man got out of the toboggan hobbling up the stairs with one leg and the other just flopping to and fro. Come to find out the one leg was truly wooden and he had just broken it to pieces. He ended up wiring it up and off skiing he went. To Frank Osgard (63WB): Talking about the Roller Derby Days. How did you know Ronnie Robinson? I thought I was the only person in Richland who would know that name. I was an aide at Lady of Lourdes summer of '63 when Margorie Lazlo, one of Ronnie's teammates crushed her Rt. elbow during a derby match in Pasco. She was my patient for 10 days and Ronnie came to see if she had been discharged. The team couldn't come back for her for 10 days, and later that day the Dr. released her. I called my Mom and got permission to bring her home for that period of time. She was tall, lanky, and had long black hair. She had lost 10# and gained 10# by the time Ronnie came back for her. After that when their team came to town, she would send over tickets for my parents, brother and date and two for me and a date. One time I took my girlfriends with me and went to her hotel to see her in the afternoon. Wow! What language could come out of all the teammate's mouths. Kim Watson (62) just reminded me of that this year since getting online. She must of been one that I took. One last nice thing I can say about Margorie, She sent Christmas cards to my folks every year for about 10 years, she must have appreciated what they did for her! She was the influence that got me started smoking! Ha Ha! If any of you have been to the web site for R2K as of late you would have seen there is an addition. I made myself chairperson to coordinate the need for bedrooms, campsites in driveways, etc. If you have a camper, big yard that could house someone's R.V. or several, please contact me e-mail or by phone. My number is (509) 375-0516. Anyone who would like to help me on this one would be appreciated!! Now that I have written another book I need to run! Love you all, Bombers! -Roxanne Knutson Short (62) ******************************************** >>From: Don Winston (63) RE: Bomber Grandparents Congratulations to Jim Hamilton (63), Nancy Wick Hamilton (65) and Mary Winston Wymer (55), on the birth of their beautiful granddaughter, Jessica Mae Wymer, born Thursday evening, February 24th. Jim and Nancy are the maternal grandparents, and Mary is the paternal grandmother, all courtesy of the marriage of Jim and Nancy's daughter, Annie Hamilton, to Mary's son, Bill Wymer. So now my sisters Liz Winston Bartlett (62) and Glenda Winston Shaeffer (53) are great aunts (and they really are great) for the umpteenth time, and I'm a great uncle once again, and in some bizarre fashion, we are now kind of related to Jim Hamilton - now there's a scary thought! All the best to Jim, Nancy, Mary, Annie, Bill and Jessica Mae. -Don Winston (63) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) 1958 Championship Trophy 1958 Tournament Program 1958 State Champions Come visit Bomber Mania for lots more basketball links to team photos and tournament programs. Bomber Mania Bomber Mania The History of Richland High School Basketball 1953-1980 By Ernest Z. Jensen and Richard W. Swanson This book was put together and released in 1980. It is 52 pages of mostly written commentary of each season from 1953 to 1980 of Col-Hi aka Richland High School aka Richland Bomber Basketball. It is full of statistics, records and many game by game information gathered from the Tri-City Herald, the Bomber Booster Club & many individuals. Bomber Mania Yep... it's Bomber basketball and I have purchased some of the last copies available. My cost was $5.00 so I bring them to you at the same price. It's $5 bucks... $5 bucks... $5.00 bucks. Copies available at $5.00 each plus priority mail postage of $3.20 for one or two copies. If you live near or come thru downtown Colfax, you can pick them up at my office on the corner of Main and Canyon. That will save you postage. (;-) -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Ted Smith (66) RE: Bonfire To Jess Daniel (67) I'm sure all "FireBombers" (66) and would be protectors (67) in the "Bonfire the Night Before the Homecoming Bonfire" will never forget a minute of it. It's one story I still won't tell my impressionable teenagers. Fortunately I'm sure the statute of limitations has long since expired. It was not the harmless fun we thought it was at the time. It's not exactly in the same ball park as Sander's Field and frozen candy bars or even climbing the water towers (which were all great!). Maybe there should be a Bomber Bad Boys site for stuff like the drags, Ki-Be riots, and the Bonfire. Everyone felt bad about the one '67 grad who got pretty beat up (he just wouldn't stop). One tight-lipped '66 wouldabeen took most of the heat for a lot of people's actions that night. Say Hi to your big brother for me. -Ted Smith (66) ******************************************** >>From: Andee Creighton Mansfield (67) To Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67): Yes, Theophilus Thistle resides at our home too! My kids think that one's pretty funny since I have a slight lisp. I just think it makes it more interesting, but kind of hard to say fast. Speaking of memories of Chief Jo, class of '67 (and '68 and '69), remember when the announcement came over the intercom that President Kennnedy had been shot? We were all so shocked! I was in French class (yuck!). Where were you? -Andee Creighton Mansfield (67) ******************************************** >>From: Linus Toland (67) To Gary Behymer (640 Hey Gary, Do you have any leads on a Chief Jo - 7th grade homeroom teacher named Mrs. Fellows? She would have been there 1961, '62 or 63. Thanks - I owe her a biggggggg THANKS! LinusT~=O) -Linus Toland (67) ******************************************** From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Ellen Hansen Lua (68) Date: Fri Feb 25 01:23:24 2000 Great web site. Glad to see so many of us Bombers are out there. Glad to hear "The Bombers" will still continue also. Love to hear from '68 grads. -Ellen Hansen (68) ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn (70) To Class of 70 (and anybody else): ...check it out... Just added... 6 more Lewis & Clark Classes (thanx, Lori Simpson Hogan (70) and Sandy Lederer Hogan (69). Lewis & Clark takes the lead... Let's hear from some other grade schools, eh? C'mon Franco, Gus, Crigler... surely you saved all those class pictures? -Daniel Laybourn (70) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Hensley Mount (70) God Bless You, Frank Osgard (63)!!! I've had that stupid song ("If you need coal or oil call Boyle") rolling around in my head off and on for way too many years and could never remember where the heck I'd heard it. Then you penned those simple words "Starlet Stairway" and it all came flooding back. Whew - thought maybe I was ready for the home. I may not be able to remember what I had for lunch yesterday, but I sure remember: "For every heating problem be your furnace old or new, just call the Boyle fuel company and we'll solve them all for you...!!!" Anybody remember the Wallaby and Jack??? And here's another high-five for the Carmichael school store. I don't remember the Cho-Cho's but I do remember the creamsicles I'd eat for lunch (sorry, Mom). Speaking of Carmichael, I explained the concept of Sock Hops to my daughters what with the girls all on one side of the gym and the boys on the other and the amount of sweat you oozed just praying one of your buddies didn't squeal on you to the "DJ" (for lack of a better term) and you'd end up getting snowballed and have to dance with the guy you had a crush on. Makes me nervous just thinking about it. They think this is a real hoot as they are much more mature in their approach to these matters.... -Linda Hensley Mount (70) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) Thanks Jim Rice (75) for that correction. We saw the Pilots in 69 and Mclain won his 31 the year before. We just wanted to see him pitch instead of Joe Sparma and Earl Wilson I think it was. Also missed Mickey Lolich. To Dave Mcadie (79): Thanks for adding to the roller derby trivia and yes I think a lot of us wanted Raquel Welch. I either had her poster, or was it Bridgette Bardot. Good memories of the Tri-City Triplets. Had to play at the high school field and one of the players made it to the bigs. John Jaha is on the Athletics this year I believe. They did have 50 cent beer night on Thursdays. Also had one of the worst mascots - at least in my opinion - for this or any other area: Trippy the Trout. If anyone knows the person who wore the trout outfit, I'm sorry for feeling that way. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Mike Franco (70): There is no need to poke fun at Debra Dawson Fogler (74) for her insightful assessment of a former "handsome" classmate. As I recall Debbie was a tall lovely young lady with an uncanny ability to make remarkable insightful evaluations of her peers - a very smart girl! Could it be that you are just a little resentful because she left a footprint on the back of your cub scout uniform when she scaled over your "Reserved" front row seat and went up on the stage where President Kennedy had stood? To Debra Dawson Fogler (74): Humor Franco - the mind is slipping at a rapid pace lately. Forget about the laser surgery. I'm sure your eyesight is just as keen as it was back in Jason Lee. Take care. -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/27/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers & 1 Lion (who went to John Ball) today. Darlene Trethewey (56), Jay Siegel (61), Jim Hamilton (63), Gary Brehm (64-KHS) Jean Armstrong (64), David Rivers (65), Pam Ehinger (67), Betti Avant (69), Lori Simpson (70), Randi Newby (70), Becky Tonning (73), Holly Chamberlain (76), Tim Jackson (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning (56) RE: Mr. Fjeursted I was in that classroom, and yes we all gave him a hard time!!!! I really feel sorry for him. I remember hiding in the closet with a couple of my other classmates while he was looking for us. Also hiding in the girls' bathroom as he couldn't come in there after us. We had more recesses in one day. We wanted a recess he would say OK. -Darlene Trethewey Dunning (56) ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) To Larry Mattingly (60) Yes, I remember the get together and the bomb - but don't remember who had it (2 out of 3 isn't bad is it?). And, yes it would be nice to get together a couple of times a year for this or that. I have been mulling a couple of things over in my mind for this year. If the world will stop spinning and allow me to get off, I hope to make some progress on planning some things. Towards that end, if there are any Alumni who are interested in getting together a couple during, drop me a line directly with your information (name, email, snail mail, telephone) and any ideas, likes or dislikes and I will keep you informed. -Jay Siegel (61) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) RE: Now for something entirely different If your coffee was a little fresher, the chocolate a little sweeter, and the sun a little brighter this morning, there's good reason. Jessica May Wymer was born on Thursday, the 24th of February. The proud parents of Miss Jessie are Annie and Bill Wymer. The nearly as proud grandparents of this little "Bombina" are Mary Winston Wymer (55), Nancy Wick Hamilton (65) and Jimbeaux Hamilton (63) Got scooped by Great Uncle Don "J.R." Winston (63), as he was talking up our newest granddaughter "Miss Jessie" and her Bomber lineage. I'm a pretty objective guy, but this little "Bombina" is special. When you look at her, you only hear sweet music, and after holding her last evening, I swear, she made the beer colder. She's got a hunk of my heart. Gotta tell ya, We think we're gonna like this millennium. Nancy and Jimbeaux ******************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (64-KHS) RE: Sanders Field Update Here's a follow-up concerning the wedding that took place at Sanders Field. This comes right from the horse's mouth. We stopped and saw Billy Harris this afternoon and found out the player that got married at the ballpark was not Billy, but was Charlie Strange. Billy could not remember the bride's name, but he did recall she was a local girl. They divorced some time later and Charlie now lives in Eugene. Billy said the wedding was in either 1961 or 1962. I was able to locate the box of memorabilia of my Mother's and will try to go through all the newspaper clippings, programs and souvenirs that she collected over the years she was involved with the Tri-City Braves and Atoms. When I run across things of interest, I'll be sure to pass it along. -Gary Brehm (64-KHS) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Re: Lewis & Clark pictures (future class of '64) I was looking at the site with the grade school pictures, and I noticed that there isn't a 5th grade one from Lewis and Clark.. SOMEONE out there has to have one.. I had sent Maren mine a while ago and I had all but 5th grade and Kindergarten.. Did we even have a Kindergarten picture taken??? I know we had individual ones taken... But, did we have group ones??? If anyone has any of the future class of '64 from Lewis and Clark, please send them to Maren via e-mail or snail mail.. Let's see if Lewis and Clark can be the first grade school to complete a class picture from every year.. Maybe that'll start the ball rolling for the other grade schools.. Thanks, Bombers, for making this site what it is today.. I have followed it from the start and have watched it grow.. It is amazing... Finding old friends and keeping in touch with others has been wonderful.. I am moving this weekend and Joni Morris (66), Darlene Huesties (64) and Chuck Lollis (64) are all hopping a plane from Washington to fly to Phoenix to help me move... They arrive at 3:00 P.M. today... What wonderful people Bombers are.. Without the Sandstorm, I never would have found any of these people.. The friends that we made in our younger years from school are really special friends.. They are forever.... Proud to be a Bomber and to have grown up in the unique city of Richland.... See you all in June.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ' 64 ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) To Linus Toland (67) Mrs. Fellows still lives in the house she's lived in for at least 40 + years. I don't have the exact address... she lives next to 1002 VanGiesen (located at the corner of Stevens and VanGiesen) (she lives west of 1002), in the east half of the B house... I visited her 2 years ago and try and stop in every year when I'm in town... She was my next door neighbor, tho I never had her for a teacher... she gets pretty lonely so if you stop in, expect to stay a while.......... -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) To Andee Creighton Mansfield (67) RE: Where you Dear Andee, Yes I remember that Nov.22 1962, very well! I was in Mrs. Latta's home room class. I think it was the first time that class was ever quiet all at once. Some cried some just sat with their mouths open in total shock! It hadn't been that long after Kennedy had been in town and it felt like we had just lost our best friend. Now that was reaching into the cobwebs of the memory bank! Anyone else have a story of where you were or what you were doing? Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: Kennedy assassination I remember the day Kennedy was shot like it was yesterday. I was in the last period of homeroom when the announcement was made he had been shot. The next period I was in Home Ec with Mrs. Finch and we were making bread. All the bread was in the oven when they came over the P.A. system and said he had died. Everyone's bread fell, a not so desired result. My twin brother was a Boy Scout and was in the front row of people (to try and keep people back) and shook his hand when he was out and dedicated the N reactor. And to think about 2 months later he was dead. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan (70) Fellow Alumni We are still looking for some missing classmates for our 30th reunion, to be held this summer in July. If you think you might be able to help us locate any of them go to the 1970 website to check the list. There is also an email address where you can send the information. Thank-you so much! -Lori Simpson Hogan (70) ******************************************** >>From: Randi Newby Tucker (70) To Valerie Polentz Topham '72 Valerie, You are truly welcome. I'd like to see as many old Bombers there as possible. It was nice to hear from some of my old school chums that read these little things we say. To all a Big Hi! -Randi Newby Tucker (70) ******************************************** >>From: Becky Tonning Downey (73) RE: THE BOMB To Greg Sletager (72): Hi Greg, I thought I heard a "little" rumor that "You" have the "Bomb"???? :> -Becky Tonning Downey (73) ******************************************** >>From: Holly Chamberlain (76) Thanks to everyone who sent in kind comments about Mr. Rickey. I have printed them out for mailing to his daughter Alice, whom I met in college and is also musical, and who was later a house mate of mine in Seattle. I never knew before that her father had ever lived in Richland! -Holly Chamberlain (76) ******************************************** >>From: Tim Jackson (77) To Ted Smith (66) and Jess Daniel (67), I remember the bonfire. My brother Bruce (67) and his friends David Bush and Mike Lonergun (sp) - if I remember right - were taking pictures for the school at the time and caught everybody on film. As they were questioned by the police, I think the story was that the pictures did not come out, yet they had one published in the TCH and the police were not happy. I will talk to Bruce about more detail. Being that I was 10 at the time, details were not remembered. Was that the Homecoming fire for 1966? I think that was the year my brother Mike graduated. -Tim Jackson (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/28/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick (51), Jim Russell (58), Burt Pierard (59), Rose Boswell (61), Jeanie Walsh (63), Glenda Gray (66), John Cole (66), Gary Ell (67), Terry Hutson (74), Kellie Walsh (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) RE: Point of information I read this morning in Sunday's paper that Jim Chubb's (50) Mother had passed away. I didn't know his Mom, but I knew Jim quite well. Last time I talked to Jim he was a principal in Walla Walla. The paper gives his address in Walla Walla. Guess he still lives there. I understand, too, that he was considered one of the best principals in Walla Walla. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) All the recent entries about Sanders Field and the Tri-City Braves, et al, inspires me to inquire if anyone knows the whereabouts of Dave Elderkin (57)? His family always went to the games, and would frequently take me with them. Summer nights at the ball park are some of my favorite memories. I especially would like to know how to reach Dave. He was quite a good cartoonist and story- writer, and a good friend. Any clues? -Jim Russell (58) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To all Bomber Grads - Now that the R2K Registration Form is out, let's get those forms back in (forward them to your non Internet friends). Also, continue to send in the Head Count names, this will give an easy cross reference to check out your friends who are coming. How many of us have made the comment at traditional reunions that there were people who graduated a year before or after us that we wish we could see. Now is your chance!!! In addition, do not just pass over the line for donations. Any money that is left over will be donated to the High School. Bomber cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) I remember exactly where I was when Kennedy got shot. I was working as a telephone operator for GTE in Lynnwood Washington. We were never allowed to say anything to deviate from our "script" in those days. We were sitting there waiting for calls and the board lit up with lights. We knew something was going on. Everyone always ran to the phone to see what was going on. Like we were supposed to always be in the know. I got a lady and she screamed into the phone. "Operator, the President has been shot." We all started getting those calls. And the people who were the supervisors came along behind us. "Don't talk to them. Just say 'yes' or 'no'. Don't talk to them". I had enough of that and actually did ask the lady what had happened. We were all in shock. I went home at noon for lunch and sat teary eyed in front of the TV. I think we all thought the world was at an end. But since then all of us have had personal things that had as much of an impact on us. But we will always remember every detail of that November day. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh (63) To Grandpappa & Grandmama Hamilton Congratulations... It did seem like the sun was a little sunnier and the air just a tad bit sweeter... Congratulations on the blessed event... -Jeanie Walsh (63) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray (66) November 22, 1962 I was in Miss Stevens' Geometry class.. (Heard years later she married Mr. Oslin?) .. She said she could get fired but we all bowed our heads and she said a prayer... was stunned beyond belief and still cry when I see the news clip of John-John on the steps... saluting... especially now! To Pam Hunt (66): I had Miss Holmes in fourth grade.. Do you remember that Mrs. Finch had been a stewardess on a bus for years... where she got her nickname of "Ducky". I really learned a lot from her! -Glenda Gray (66) ******************************************** >>From: John Cole (66) To Gary Brehm (64-KHS): I enjoyed your comments on Sanders Field. My Dad (Jack Cole) got a tooth knocked out when a young kid came running down one of the exit ramps at Sanders and nailed my Dad with his head, as he turned the corner... probably around 1957 or so? My Dad also won a 5 horse Evinrude boat motor at a Sanders raffle, that sat in the box in our house until he gave it away 15 years or so later. We didn't have boat, but he was so proud of that he framed the ticket. I had some wonderful times there with him but was always jealous because I couldn't go in the Tavern! He passed away in 1989. I used to cook at Smitty's Pancake House (64-66) and remember Duke Snider and his Daughter coming in most Sundays... I was never smart enough to ask for an autograph? Take care, thanks for the memories. -John Cole (66) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Ell (67) Ok, to Pam (67), and my sister Judi Ell Dahl (76), I will try to come to the "happening". Doing undercover work for the FBI takes me out of the country a lot, but will try, ok? Now the 66 bonfire. Yup I was there and do remember our class (67) defending it well... several of us infiltrated the seniors' headquarters and spied on their plot..... Well, little did we know that at 3am a huge bunch of them came back and low crawled from the Bali Hi with matches in hand and torched our huge timber pile... and you still know who you all are... yes, they were bad boys, but gotta say.... pretty cool. Pam, please do not send me any worm guts. I will try to come!... Oh by the way, let's not talk about it, but the class of 65 boys got their ASB cards taken away...humm... well well ... we live and learn. Live long and prosper.... -ELL (67) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) To Debra Dawson Fogler (74) Hi Debbie. Yes, I remember you and yes, I was and still am the blonde out of the twins. As for remembering the day Kennedy was here. I too, remember how hot it was and being so crowded. I had to sit on my dad's shoulders to see JFK. Years later, as I was working at the Supply System in Richland, there was a showing in one of our rooms of the artifacts from JFK days at Hanford. I remember late one night I snuck in and sat in the chair that JFK sat in (I wonder how many people have done that). Now, I know it's just a chair........ just a material thing, but it was kind of a nice moment for me. It's funny how those little things mean a lot to us. It not only brought back memories of John Kennedy but also of my dad....... sitting on his shoulders on a hot summer day catching a glimpse of JFK. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) All the comments about Mr. Holland St. John brought back a lot of memories. Some of you may remember he was Chief Jo's Tennis Coach. This man had a lot of patience with us kids and I think, thanks to him, that his coaching planted the foundation from which a lot of us use to this day. Not only was he active as a tennis coach during the school year, but he used to meet a bunch of us at the Howard Amon Courts where we used to hang out and play tennis for a least 4-5 hours a day. Yes, even in the blistering heat! He did this also after we left Chief Jo and went on to play for the Bombers. After playing a set, it was typical that we would have to relinquish the court to someone who was waiting to use it. And it was during those off-court times while waiting for a court to open up that Mr. St. John taught us all how to play "Pinochle", and of course "Hearts". That was almost as good as playing tennis. Then of course we always had to get a drink at the Gaslight. Yes, Anne, I remember our infamous episode with the left-over pizza. And occasionally the courts got so hot that we had to take a dip in the mighty Columbia. But most of all I remember him taking time out to drive/accompany many of us to summer tennis tournaments all across the state. There were a lot of us too; the late-great Jim Lorenzen, Henry Salzano, Ian Watson, Craig Walker, Brian Bircher, Anne Mitzlaff, Mary Foley, Linda Coleman. And of course the wonder women Jan Bewlay and Judy Bunch were there at these tourneys too. Hey Mary, wasn't Mr. St. John driving the guys to a tournament when they penned your nickname .... Anyway, I've never forgotten those wonderful summers. And Mr. St. John was very much a part of them. Kellie Walsh Patterson, 77 P.S. Oh my favorite tongue twister from his class was "Betty Botter bought some butter. "But," said she, "the butter's bitter. If I put it in my batter, it will make a lot of bitter batter. But a lot of better butter will make my bitter batter better." So she bought a lot of butter better than the bitter butter and it made her bitter batter better. So twas better Betty Botter bought a lot of better butter. Some things just stick with you. Go figure. -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 2/29/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Loron Holden (57), Dennis Robertson (60), Debra Dawson (74), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loron Holden (57) RE: Kennedy Memories True story: At the time of the assassination I was working at Standard Electric on Federal Street in Dallas. We were all excited about the president coming. Since we were but a few blocks away from the motorcade site as it neared Dealy Plaza several of us discussed the possibility of walking downtown to see the motorcade. For whatever reason we decided to stay at the plant. After hearing the sirens and all of the confusion one of the guys says "Oh, I guess somebody just shot the president!!!". We turned on the radio and sure enough that had happened. Pretty scary. I guess we really missed our chance to witness history in the making. -Loron Holden (57) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) RE: JFK Have been reading the memories of "Where were you when". The date was November 22, 1963. I remember because I had just started work for GE and was working at -100D. I had taken my radio to work that day for some reason. We all just sat there and listed all day until it was time to go home. No one spoke, some cried. It is one of those things you will never forget. -Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) To Mike Franco (70): There was nothing wrong with my eyesight, fore or aft! But I was much too tall, and too polite, to leave a footprint on your boy scout uniform when President Kennedy visited Hanford. We lived in a unique time, the BOMB SHELTER SCARE years, when we had to duck and cover in drills at school, like that would save our *** in the event of a nuclear bomb! Those drills gave me nightmares, and I would cringe every time I heard a plane overhead when I was young. My grandmother actually had to explain to me that the war in Vietnam I was seeing on the news was happening so far away that I didn't have to worry about being bombed in Ellensburg, Washington. (I heard planes flying overhead and freaked out.) But my great- grandmother showed me posts near Pasco where lookouts had been built for vigilant defense against Japanese air attack during WWII because Hanford was such a prime target. To me, WWII and Vietnam wars didn't seem that distant or different. I don't think too many Tri-City families spent the time and money to build a bomb shelter, although they let the charade at schools continue. Am I wrong? Anyone here have a bomb shelter in their back yard? Anyone else traumatized by those duck and cover drills at Marcus Whitman and Jason Lee in the 1960's? God, the thought of those fetal-position-in-the-hallways drills still causes me physical and emotional discomfort. I will NEVER put my students or my children through that. Thank God we don't have to. But back to Chief Joseph chit chat. Mrs. Finch was the 7th grade English teacher who used to make us diagram sentences, right? I HATED diagramming sentences, but I must admit, I grew up with a better-than-average grasp of grammatical correctness and an uncanny ability to edit all kinds of errors in copy. They don't "punish" kids in school like that nowadays, and consequently, students don't write as well, or should I say, as grammatically correctly? -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) RE: I love the internet I came in touch with another alumni via the internet. Pam Romaine (79) was one of my best friends in High School. She moved away her Senior year to Lacey WA and then on to Texas. Over the years we had lost touch. We both have looked on the net searching for each other the last few years with no luck. She found my email address last week. It turns out she lived in Western Washington, (about 15 miles from me) she's been here 13 years, I've been here 10 years. Talk about a small world, my husband also works with her cousin. We got together last weekend and had a great time. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for this month. Please send more. ******************************************** ******************************************** January, 2000 ~ March, 2000