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   Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ April, 2000
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23 24 25 26 Jeff Curtis on Succotash 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/1/00 ~ TOMORROW (4/2/00 at 2am) SPRING FORWARD ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 92,172 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Pearson (50), Marilyn Richey (53), Carol Bishop (57), Dean Enderle (57), John Northover (59), Jim House (63), Donna Pardee (65), Pam Ehinger (67), Steve Piippo (70), Diane Carpenter (72), Greg Alley (73), Kathy Wheat (79) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ALL BOMBER REUNION 2000 (R2K) 84 days left till R2K (June 23-25, 2000) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) Norman "Bud" Hickey (48) passed away in his sleep last week in San Francisco area. To all who knew Bud he was a great guy with lots of good humor. -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Mike Lloyd (77-HHS) RE: Richland Basketball I know you are in the last years of the seventies and had some fine teams and the 70's ruled the Bombers, but you missed some awful good teams in the fifties and sixties in the description of Bomber basketball. There were a lot of potential good players sitting up in the stands who couldn't play for Dawald because he was the coach and you did it his way or the highway. I know there were a lot of good players who could have made many of the schools in the area but weren't willing to put the effort in of listening to him or attempt to do what he required to be on any of his teams. I knew Mr. Dawald and had a lot of talks with him about sports. He was a lot more interested in what students learned and did with their lives than just dribbling down the court. I know that I was very much involved in sports and when I decided to go back to college and finish, he said "I hope it wasn't in P.E. field." He was happy that I went in to the social field. I have talked to a lot of guys through the years and they said they just couldn't play for Dawald due to his demands. So the 70's might have been the years of state champions but some of the best teams were in the late fifties with Norris Brown, Jim Castleberry, Bob Frick, Johnny Meyers, Pat Crook, of the '57 team. This team was an exciting team just to watch even if you didn't live in Richland. In 1949 when they built the old gym at RHS, it was packed to the rafters every game they played. Richland had the largest following at the state tournaments. You saw your friends living in the Seattle area at the state tournaments on the campus of UW. That is one of the differences of the old state tournaments than now. The way they do it, now, they can bring in more money. But looking at the state tournament at Tacoma, if that had been in Seattle at UW, there never was hardly a ticket to be had in the late afternoon and evening games. It was a social gathering as well as be able to see all teams at one spot for 4 days. If a Seattle team was playing in the finals, people would be selling their tickets for a profit and make some money because of no seats for the games. I would say in the late fifties and 60's that more people went to Richland Bombers games especially after building the new gym that had the capacity to hold the people who wanted to follow the Bombers. Always a Bomber, -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) RE: George Valdez .... I remember Diettrich's very well and i remember u..... my husband Gene Horne worked for Karl and Wanda Diettrich for a long time.... even after we were married.... wonderful people to work for.... and George.... i lived next door to u in 1948 on Sanford.... ask Bernice if she remembers me.... i saw her one time when i went out to work with my dad.... she was in the parking lot.... we did talk for a while... and i remember joe and johnny... u were little .... anyway... love the fond memories Did Joe Mennsinger die.... and Gene always talks fondly of Ola .... and i just saw Shirley Coy Deschane last week... while i was in Richland visiting my mom.... Thanks for your memories of Diettrich's..... -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle (57) RE: Pea Harvest/Wheat Fields Just finished reading some of the tales about the days and nights working at the Walla Walla Pea harvests. I remember working the night shift and there was a foreman named "Joe" I think? Anyway it seemed like all he did was wander around all night with his baseball cap pulled down tight on his head and look behind the various machines with his flashlight and then walk off muttering oaths. I think he must have been born in that place. The other thing I remember most was the smell of the place, particularly when some of the cans would rupture and blow their contents all over the machinery and the floor and us if we weren't quick enough. I also remember some long days driving during the wheat harvest, used to go up to a ranch near Ritzville. Can't think exactly where after all this time. but it was long hot dry days for sure. Here's to all of you Bombers who had that experience. Before I forget, thanks to Tom Matthews, Ray Loescher and Max Sutton for the info on some of the old classmates, nice to hear about them. Also Max I hope the knee is healing well, take it easy. -Dean Enderle (57) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) To ALL Bombers I have re-scanned and uploaded the 59 Annual ... The pictures are clear and a bit larger ... In addition I found out I had missed pictures .... in my initial scan ... Student Council, large fold out picture, now two pictures Senior Planning Council Junior Pep Girls A science picture, a fold out ... I had only scanned one half of the picture J.V. Football J.V. Basketball The '59 Annual web pages were given a face lift. Colors were selected from the back cover of the '59 Annual Happy and Clearer Memories!! -John Northover (59) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) RE: 1962 Bomber Basketball Allegations Thirty-eight years ago, the Sandstorm published serious allegations about the Bomber basketball team. Like many Bomber teams of that era, the 1962 edition should have been undefeated. The team had two of all time greatest Bombers. The rest of the squad was composed of young men every Richland Mother hoped her daughter would marry (OK, I made that part up). The loss in the State semi finals was difficult to explain. Some classmates cruelly blamed it on the cheerleaders, not the beloved team. Ultimately, the 3/30/62 Sandstorm suggested criminal activity. Go to the Alumni Sandstorm web site to see the slanderous story about the great '62 Bomber team. I still refuse to discuss it. -Jim House (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Link to read the '62 Sandstorm article. -Maren] Xtra/62SandstormWrongdoing.jpg ******************************************** >>From: Donna Pardee (65) I was just checking out the Official Richland Bomber Home page at Where has the "cloud" gone? Is this a lame attempt to replace "the cloud" by the current administration? There is a contact link at the bottom of the page if you have any comments.... PROUD OF THE CLOUD Favorite teachers: Lewis & Clark: Mrs. Ericson, 1st grade Mr. Smith, 6th Rex Davis Carmichael: Mr. Phelps Mrs. Johnson RHS: Ed Fankhauser Julia Davis Joyce Larson Max Jensen Art Dawald Once again, thanx for this awesome site Maren and Gary! I doubt that there is any other high school alumni site to rival ours... and certainly no other place with such a unique common bond. As always, BOMBERS RULE -Donna Pardee (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) Big Bomber Thanks to all that wrote and told me Days Inn! That's The One!! Also to all those that sent their prayers, Jerry is doing great! He is home and moving around better that he did before the back surgery!! Bomber Cheers -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Phil Jones (69) I think us rinky - dink Lutherans beat the Mormons once or twice. Church ball was good. Toivo's pass, screen away and cut offense sure helped Dawald. Me thinks the Bomber Baseball team and Kamiakin will have one or two great games. Maybe three or four. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) To Geoff Rothwell (71): Geoff, I'm assuming you're looking for a source to buy Paul Loeb's Nuclear Culture book, but failing that, my public library (Vancouver, WA) has a copy - I have it reserved - so I'm assuming other libraries, especially in WA State, will have it too. If you aren't in WA, you could ask for an inter-library loan. To Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68): Thanks for the thoughts on special ed. in Richland. I have a son in special ed., so it's "especially" interesting to me. -Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Steve Edwards (68) Its great to hear from an 'old' coach. You had to volunteer your time and along with coach Al - Yencopal that is - it was a fun time. Thanks for imparting your wisdom but no thanks for making us run stairs. Although I could use that now, at the time it was turning us all red in the face. As for my weight, its still overweight. My hoops career went from CK to Chief Jo for one year where I played second ninth team. Toivo had a few too many good players like Dick Cartmell (73), an eighth grader named Mike Davis (74), and a seventh grader named Mike Neill to contend with along with many more from my class alone that were much better than I. I was in the top ten in scoring in the IBL a couple times. That's the Intramural Basketball Association at Rhs for the people unfortunate not to be involved. I still love basketball and try to play when my weight is down and my lungs are up and running. I did play church league for CK teams and have played in the local gyms for years. They did tear down and burn down the Spalding gym though. I kind of miss the bubbles in the floor and the 1924 rims and backboards. You only had one name wrong for our class and that was John Sams. He was a couple years older. The list of starters and where they reside are as follows. Randy Rice is in Vancouver with a couple kids and still hyper. Mike Sinclair lives in Richland and I see him and his wife a few times a year. Dan Dauenhauer works out at Siemens with me so I see him daily. Dick Cartmell had two sons go to CK and works in Richland and you might have heard how far he has gone with his reffing career. Dan Dykes is a mystery. Every reunion we check and his family does not know if he is alive or not as of the last time we checked in 98. Talk again soon. At some point in my career I could get a phone book under my foot on my jump shot. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) We took a trip to Portland and the Tri-Cities over spring break this week. My kids finally got to taste a Spudnut! They asked me what they were like. I told them they look like a doughnut but better. They agreed. Got home and asked who wanted to finish up the doughnuts and my daughter said "Mom, we don't have any doughnuts, they're Spudnuts!" Being from Idaho, that's success! While in Portland I took my dear friends, one of whom also does stand up comedy, to see Brad Upton at Harvey's. We all enjoyed and laughed and laughed, keep up the good work Brad. We need more laughter in our lives! :) We also went and saw the Bomber gym. I showed my kids the picture of the 1980's game with the gym overflowing. They couldn't believe it. Here in Idaho we have good attendance at high school games, but, nothing like the good ol' days in Richland. They were shocked at how big the gym really is. The mural on the outside is a nice addition! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/2/00 ~ SPRING FORWARD!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick (51), Dick Epler (52), Pete Wascher (60), Jane Walker (62), Jim Armstrong (63), Gary Behymer (64), Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) To Carol Bishop Horne (57) Yes, Joe Mensinger died last week. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) RE: Suspicions Confirmed Jim House (63) is right! The '62 Bomber Basketball Team should have gone undefeated. I was at WSU at the time, but relocated to San Diego shortly thereafter so I never knew the outcome of "investigation". I'm surprised any of those guys are out of jail even today. I have just one question for House: Who was your lawyer? Had to be someone from east of the Mississippi. The '62 team was famous enough that no self-respecting lawyer (Is there such a thing?) from the West would consider defending such contemptible behavior by a Bomber hoopster. *sigh* Those guys were beautiful to watch - as were many of Dawald's teams! -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Pete Wascher (60) To Dean Enderle (57) Reference the 4/1 email, we don't know each other but one does not run across your surname often. My best friend in the army was an Alan Enderle from Virginia. Any relation? -Pete Wascher (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill (62) RE: Missing Addresses '62 Here is a link to a list of '62 classmates that I am trying to contact. Please check this list to see if you have an e-mail and/or mailing address for any of these people. If you have a contact for them, even if it is a relative, please click on the name listed and type in the information. Thank you. -Jane Walker Hill (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Armstrong (63) Does anyone remember Don Parsons (who never played for The Bombers) coming to Richland with the C.B.C. frosh and completely dominating them? -Jim "Pitts" Armstrong (63) ******************************************** >>From Gary Behymer (64) RE: AEC "Classified defense information shall not be discussed in telephone conversations." Ref: A.E.C. Manual Chapter 2101-06 Issued May 4, 1956. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) Alumni game request: For those of us that cannot make R2K, please tape the game! I watched quite a few of those players and would love to see the game in some way. One roster comment... Could the Neills play on the floor together just once? These guys are my personal most memorable players. From Phil through Mike (fellow 75er), I watched them play dozens of games. The more I hear about R2K, the more I'm going to miss it! "Famous" Bombers: For those of us who left a long time ago, how about some news on locally famous Bombers and what they do? Local cops, politicians, etc. (It would be especially nice to see that some of the "rowdier" crowd settled down to some respectable work!). Might limit it to those who stayed home just to keep it under control (as we all know, most Bombers went on to some sort of fame wherever they went!). -Dave Trent (75) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/3/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom and 3 funeral notices today. >From Dunno Who - check this out!! Marilyn Richey (53), Larry Mattingly (60), Jim House (63), Gary Behymer (64), Glenda Gray (66), Lee Bush (68), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Mark Paris (80), Nancy Burrill ('??), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: an e-mail address that was on our Sandstorm list I've enjoyed your website over the past year but I have never lived in your area. I graduated from a school in Michigan. Please take my name off your list. Thank you. ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Jim Armstrong (63): Don Parsons (62) was one of those guys who could have been an outstanding ball player for the Bombers, but did not get along with the man DAWALD. He played in the church league and then played at Montana for four years. I know his sister and he lives in Spokane since getting out of college. Just another good one that got away from playing on the Bomber squad. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) To Curt Donahue (53) I barley remember the St. Bernard, but I do remember very well the Black Lab everyone called "Snowball". He hung around Lewis and Clark and the South end of town. He loved children and especially any that would throw something for him to chase and bring back. It seemed like he was always there at recess and lunch hour like he knew exactly what time it was. We all enjoyed him and missed him on the occasional days he wasn't there. I remember a few years later when they passed the "leash law" I thought about "Snowball". That dog was never meant to be in a pen. He loved to roam and meet his friends. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) RE: R2K Basketball I pity the coaches as the R2K game approaches. We are already starting to see comments in the Sandstorm about the many talented athletes that never played on the Bomber varsity. Some loyal fans are questioning the team assignments. Soon parents will be calling the coaches at home, wondering why their kid is not on the team or wanting guaranteed minutes. Perhaps my favorite anonymous call to the coach: "Jim House smoke. Good-bye". I did not and still don't. What's next? Will some faculty challenge the eligibility of some players? What team rules will the coaches enforce? Anyone eating two bowls of chili will be banned from practice; anyone with liquor on their breath at the sock hop will be kicked of the team; no sex the month before the game, no nap during the game, etc. Will the coaches have to deal with player complaints? No doubt some players (me) have already scrolled through the roster hoping the see someone who might consider passing the ball. I can hear Coach Castleberry's response to my whining, "House if you want a shot go get an offensive rebound." Ah yes, two months and 22 days to go and the Bomber traditions are falling into place. Yes, Miss Brown, we have a game on Saturday. Jim House (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [It appears Jim is going to send an acknowledgment to one of our favorite teachers, Nadine Brown, up until game time. Apparently every Friday, in English class during the season, Miss Brown would ask Jim if the Bombers had a game that weekend. This lead to embarrassment to Jim and cat calls from his classmates since everyone knew that Miss Brown was well aware of the schedule. Now grateful for her attention, Jim says he knows she will love this game. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) To James 'Pitts' Armstrong (63) RE: Don Parsons (64) Don Parsons (64) was probably the greatest non- Richland playing Bomber ever to play. Mentored by the great Kittitas B player, Byron Beck* (10 years with the Denver Rockets/Nuggets), who played for CBC before going to Denver University, Don matured into a great ball player, getting a 'full ride' to Montana? Don came into his own at Kenny Gray's (64) 'hoop' at 1419 Hains. Along with such notables as Jimmy Hodgson (64), Dennis Jones (64) and myself, Don quickly learned the true 'art' of the 'bent hoop'. *Note... Byron Beck married Leslie Jacobsen from the Class of 1964. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray (66) To Jim House (63): Yes, I know Don Parsons (64)... he was my brother's (Ken Gray-64) best friend. He's a physical therapist. The last time I talked with him, he was in Eastern Washington, but I don't recall the city. He is a very nice, kind and gentle man! -Glenda Gray (66) ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) To Dave Trent (75) In response to your inquiry about Bombers going on to become "local cops, politicians, etc.." Here are a few for the list (I don't know what year everyone graduated/and some of the information is not updated. Plus, don't hold me to spelling of names) - ~ Kris Bonness (68) - at one time a Sgt. for WSP/Spokane area I heard; ~ Chris Vowels (71) - currently the Sgt. of the Traffic Division with the Richland PD (also my brother-in-law, which I'm proud to claim); ~ Mark Panther (73) - currently Chief of the West Richland PD, after rising thru the ranks at Richland PD and attaining rank of Captain; ~ Ken Hohenberg (??) - currently a Captain with the Kennewick PD, after starting career as a Senior Police Cadet with the Richland PD; ~ Scott Morrell (??) - currently a Corporal with the Richland PD; ~ Jerome Delvin (??) - currently a Police Officer with the Richland PD and also one of our current representatives in the Washington State House of Representatives for the Sixteenth District; ~ Chris Nickola (68) - local Attorney at Law; ~ Bob Thompson (??) - local Attorney at Law and current Mayor of the City of Richland; ~ Terry Tanner (81) - local Attorney at Law and current City Council Member/City of Richland. Also, I know of other members of the Richland PD & Benton County Sheriffs Office who are Bombers but I'll let them step forward. Additionally, quite a few Bombers are local attorneys. Hope this helps in getting started the discussions you wanted. PS - you don't know me, but I'm a Retired Detective from the Richland PD and fellow Bomber! -Lee Bush (68) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) RE: Dave Trent's request for video tape I think Dave Trent (75) made a great suggestion that the alumni ball game(s) be videotaped. You know, Lloyd Swain (66) is in management at Falcon Cable/Charter Cable in Kennewick. I am SURE he must have some contacts in the TV world --- maybe he could talk someone into doing the taping on professional equipment. Just a thought. I believe a lot of us would love to have footage of all those guys on the court, and would be willing to pay for it! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) ******************************************** >>From: Mark Paris (80) RE: Alumni Basketball Game I agree with Dave Trent (75). I can't make the reunion but I'd gladly make a monetary donation to anyone who could supply a copy of the game. -Mark Paris (80) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: nancy burrill ('??) Date: Sun Apr 2 13:53:20 2000 a flood of childhood memories Shriley Moore (70) told me about this site. I moved away from Richland in 1964, but saw the old Lewis & Clark photos from grade school. So many wonderful kids I spent my childhood with. Thanks for the memories... -Nancy Burrill ('??) ******************************************** >>From: Wanda K. Janos (Bomber Mom) I enjoy all the great memories the Bombers send into your service. Many of the names are very familiar... especially Hi Spot...the ski bus to spout springs ... the Kennedy days .... the different houses and early day activities... We were involved with many of those...Now I m a volunteer at the science museum in downtown .... and we have on display the wand which J.F.K. used on that visit to the area. Thank you, Jeff Curtis (69) for your great account. There are wonderful pictures displayed of good old days in town. We hope that alums might include a visit to the museum located behind the community house as part of your refresher course. Videos will be shown that are of interest. Some alumni i.d. may be used for for a reduced fare.... It would be worth seeing while you are 'HOME'. -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** Funeral Notices scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~ Norman Lynn Hickey, Class of 1948 ~ Ruth Lindskog Johnson-Wayde, Class of 1920 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/4/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Loron Holden (57), Judy Williams (61), Steve Upson (65), Tedd Cadd (66), Barb Domarotsky (73), Dave Trent (75), Jim Rice (75), Kathy Valdez (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loron Holden (57) RE: Class of 57 Favorite Teacher Results Well here it is!!!!!!!!!!!!! The results of the month long Class of 57 Favorite Teacher Poll: The winner is.................Nadine Brown!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, your efforts on behalf all of us are appreciated, even if we didn't act very much like it 43 years ago!!!!!!!!! For your talents to be remembered by so many for so long really says something great. Second Place is: A Four Way Tie!!!!! In alphabetical Order if Nadine Brown Taught me right: Art (Daddy) Dawald Robert Henrich Ray Juricich John Reid Thanks to the 28 entries to the poll there were votes cast for 16 teachers, a real compliment to the Bomber Teaching Staff!!! Some sideline notes: I will keep my promise to the three of you who cast your vote secretly and will never reveal your identity, but remember I do know who you are and at least I know the motives of two of you!!! To the third, you should have said yes when I asked you for that date. It is tempting to reveal your identify, but for now I won't. It was fun to see so many serious comments about things that these teachers did to contribute to our lives, this is not mentioned often enough. The other sparkling issue is so many who have commented on their favorite Teacher and Teachers outside of the select group of the class of 57. Now the big question: Is Nadine Brown still with us? If so I would like to find out how to contact her, somebody let me know, please. Thanks again to each of you who took the time to input to a "Big Thanks to our Favorite Teachers" who were dedicated enough to try to educate the Class of 57!! -Loron Holden (57) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Williams Clem (61) RE: Had an Interesting Weekend My husband, Dave, and I were in Seattle this weekend. I was looking for a travel charger for our cell phone, so went into the Sprint PC store at Southcenter. A nice, young man (Jason Young) helped me. When I asked if I could write a check from the Tri-Cities, Jason commented that he was "sort of" from here. His mother, uncle, and maternal grandparents (Frank and Yvonne Chappel) were from here, and he had spent a great deal of time here. It turns out his mother was Sharon Chappel '61 and Gary Chappel '60 his uncle. I knew them both very well in our school days through elementary school at Sacajawea and Jason Lee, then Chief Jo, and Col Hi. Sharon died many years ago (he was eight). Gary died, but I don't know when, from a heart attack (should be noted on class of '60 roster). His brother, last name of Young, graduated from Col Hi and adopted him (he is 16 years older). His sister also graduated from Col Hi. We both enjoyed our meeting and sharing memories. I've sent him the addresses for the alumni sites. On another subject: I went to the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST) a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd pass along some information on a fund-raising program it has. Some old pictures and unclaimed proofs/negatives from the Kennell-Ellis (Marlins) photo studio were given to the CREHST. They are logged in notebooks by year, name, and kind of pictures (group, family, individual, graduation). If you find any you want to look at, you give them $4; someone will go to storage and retrieve the negatives. If you want to buy the negatives, it costs $20 for each set (could be 1 or 20 negatives in a set). I found several sets of my engagement and wedding pictures. (Gosh, were we young and slim. I had forgotten how I looked with dark hair instead of the totally white hair I've had for the last 20+ years.) There were also some for other family members and friends. I recognized many names from the past. I don't know how long they will keep them, so if anyone is interested, you might want to visit it when you can. People coming to the R2K Reunion could visit while here. It's an interesting place to visit even if you don't find any pictures. For Bill Johnson (61): Do you know if there are any pictures or negatives left from all those your Dad (Robley) took of the classes for school pictures? If there are, I'd like the opportunity to buy some. -Judy Williams Clem (61) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Upson (65) RE: Police Officers To Lee Bush (68): It is really interesting to me that so many Bombers have gone into law enforcement. Adding still more names to your list, Cliff Nelson (65) is with the Pasco PD and I'm sure there are many others. I'm happy and very proud to know some fine 1990 RHS grads who are making careers as police officers: ~ Matt Kendall (90) - Richland PD Police Officer. I work with Matt's dad, Frank; ~ Roman Trujillo (90) - Kennewick PD Police Officer. Roman's uncle Chuck graduated with my class in 1965; ~ Erik Upson (90) - Berkeley, CA Police Officer. Erik was a US Army Communications Specialist, Army Airborne, then a Counterintelligence Officer. After receiving his college degree he attended the Sacramento Police Academy and graduated with the highest honors in the Academy's history. (He said the training was more demanding and rigorous than anything he'd experienced in the Army.) In less than two years with the BPD Erik has become the Department's DUI Officer, recently completed Crowd Management Training, and is now in SWAT training. His long term goal is to become a Detective ... or a Prosecuting Attorney. That's my boy! Coincidentally, I have an RPD Detective and a Benton County Detective as neighbors. Support your local law enforcement. They've earned my respect. Many of these people put their lives on the line every day of the week. As we've recently seen here in the Tri-Cities, even a simple traffic stop can be deadly. -Steve Upson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) RE: Rude tricks in Mac Hall Somebody mentioned hearing about riding a motorcycle into Mac Hall. I was in Mr. Gentle's class when one of the students (I honestly don't remember which one) rode a motorcycle into the classroom, revved it a couple times and shut it down. He started to walk to his desk like it was the most normal thing in the world. Mr. Gentle was quite direct and controlled in ordering him to get it out of the room and called him down when he tried to start it up to drive out. I liked Mr. Gentle and loved math. I found the things done to him really sad but never could figure out how a non-in-crowd kinda guy could make it change. I saw him yesterday at COSTCO but didn't get a chance to say hello as I was in another conversation. If I run into him again, I want to take the time to thank him for loving math and teaching it so well in difficult circumstances. -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Barb Domarotsky Finley (73) RE: Old Richland Play area Remember the great place to play as a kid that is now Cottonwood Loop? It had a large sand dune and lots of dirt piles overgrown with brush that we used to play at as kids. Never remember having a name for it, but I'd be interested to see if anyone out there called it by anything. -Barb Domarotsky Finley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) Lee Bush (68): Thanks for the start, how about some more "famous" local Bombers folks? Having been gone almost since graduation, I only know of a few from my time. Most notable is Cameron Mitchell (77). Last I heard he was a judge in town? Jim House (63): OK, sorry to have started off on the wrong foot. I agree that us fans should stay out of the game plan, but no naps!!! These guys are going to need 'em! -Dave Trent (75) - Hoping that the video wish becomes reality! ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) RE: Legendary teams Derek Bowls (84) wrote: ... are any alumni out there who were athletes on the legendary state cross country teams of 1970-1974? I need to know if ... you wore plain white singlets... (Did he say "legendary"?) I was on the cross country team from 71 through 74. And yep, we wore white uniform tops one year. I think it was 1972 (my sophomore year), but I'll check the newspaper clipping (which I have elsewhere). The story was that the other teams were keying on our green-and- gold shirts, since by then we had won the previous two years and were the favorite to win again. Coach Max Jensen got white shirts for everybody, and we kept our sweats on till the last minute. By the time we took them off, we were in the middle of the starting mob and nobody noticed. We were pretty psyched, thinking we had this great secret. To tell you the truth, I think Jensen just did it to give us a psychological edge -- he was always great at getting the best out of us. It worked. We won again, for the third straight year (of five). -Jim Rice (75) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Valdez (84) RE: George Valdez (63) I just wanted to say what a surprise to see you write in, Daddy. Anyhow, I know you and wanted to say hi to you and let you know that I love you in front of everyone. I think that if everyone had a Daddy like you and a Mom like Mom they would be grateful for their parentage too!! Love ya lots and see ya and the kids when you come home. P.S. Just so you all know how wonderful of parents and grandparents they are, they took ALL the grandkids, BY THEMSELVES, to Disneyland for Spring Break. Isn't that awesome??? I kind of thought so. Love ya bunches Mom and Dad..... -Kathy Valdez (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/5/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Norma Loescher (53), Darlene Trethewey (56WB), Missy Keeney (59), Mindy Robison (61), Cheryl Rew (62), Sandy Vandenberg (66), Rick Valentine (68), Nola Alderman (69), Brad Wear (71), Lauri Kraemer (77), Donna St. John (79), Kim Edgar (79), Tony Valdez (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>from Norma Loescher Boswell (53) Sad to relate, Nadine Brown is no longer alive. She went to Richland Life Care Center some years ago and was a spark plug there. Many of you commented on her enthusiasm and genuine interest in her students. I was never her student, but I had the privilege of teaching with her for three years before transferring to Chief Jo and then to Hanford. My graduating class selected Nadine Brown as their favorite female teacher. When I worked with her at Richland High, I saw her humanity and modesty, as well as her sense of humor, and finally understood what my classmates had chosen to honor. Nadine Brown would have been pleased to know that you remember her fondly after many years. Bomber cheers, -Norma Loescher Boswell (53) ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning (56WB) To Barb Domarotsky Finley (73): I know the play place well that you are talking about!! I lived right there. our back yard was at the bottom of it. As far as I can remember, we always just called it the Sand Hill. My brother who reads this every day may know of a different name, or some of the other neighborhood kids of that time. -Darlene Trethewey Dunning (56WB) ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney Baker (59) RE: Cottonwood Sand Dune To Barb Domarotsky Finley (73) That wonderful Sand Dune now replaced by Cottonwood Loop was a great playground for all the Cottonwood Kids and kids from the surrounding Ranch House community. We called it the Sand hill and there used to be an old, old car body in the middle of it. I received my first sweet, innocent kiss from a classmate in that old car body when I was in the Third Grade at Marcus Whitman..... Were we ever that young??! Say Hi to your Dad!! -Missy Keeney Baker (59) ******************************************** >>From: "Mindy" Robison Smith (61) RE: Photo studio negatives Thanks Judy William Clem (61) for sharing about the negatives at the museum. Larry and I looked through them last summer when we were in town and wished we could find the negatives of our wedding pictures. Does anyone know if photo negatives are available from the Kennell Ellis studio that was located in downtown Richland? Our wedding pictures were taken by them in '67. We were able to buy only a few pictures at the time. I would very much like to be able to buy the negatives if they are still available. -Melinda "Mindy" Robison Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Rew Gale (62) Our son, Robert H. Gale (90), is also a police officer. He graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) in August 1998 with a major in criminal justice. He is now a police officer in Northport, AL, and is married to Margie who is from Mobile, AL. They met after Rob finished his tour of duty in the Army (Ft. Benning, Georgia). Rob's cousin is Roman Trujillo who is a Kennewick police officer. RE: Nadine Brown Nadine Brown was also one of my favorite teachers. What a great lady - and so much fun! She has passed on, after spending the last part of her life in the Richland Life Care Center. I can't remember exactly when she died, but it has been a few years. -Cheryl Rew Gale (62) ******************************************** >>From: Sandy Vandenberg Jeans (66) My sister, Linda Vandenberg Patrick (69), was a police woman for 20 years in Seattle. She was on the bomb squad the last five years or so. At this time she is in Kosovo working with the UN Peacekeeping mission police team, training their new police department. -Sandy Vandenberg Jeans (66) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) RE: Becoming a Web Site Caretaker Hi to Maren, Gary and Richard... To anyone out there who would like to take over a class year page, but is hesitating for one reason or another, let me add a few words of encouragement. I have been in the cyber world for less than 2 years and had no computer experience before that. I am now helping out with a couple of pages on the 'Class of '68 Site' and it is not only fun but takes very little time after the page is up. Thanks, Cyndy, for helping me get started. I have also had many contacts from classmates I hadn't heard from in years, and made many new friends, recently I went on a trip down memory lane with Wes Gates (68) (Hi Wes) a contact made through the class page... There are many Bombers out here who will help you get started and answer questions for you. So if you are thinking about taking over a page, or would just like to help out someone in your class who is already doing a page, Contact Maren or Gary, or the person doing your class site, you won't be sorry you did. Anyone out there know where Sandi Hernandez (68) is?. Bomber Cheers... -Rick Valentine (68) ******************************************** >>From: Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) How refreshing to here something positive about the police, having been married to a Richland cop in the 70's (Guy Lobdell rhs class 66). We had bomb threats to our home, windows smashed in our car and if I went to the mall just because I was married to a cop I'd get followed and verbally threatened even if I had my small child with me. Thank-god those times have changed, I was relieved when he retired in 84 (with on the job injuries and damage from 2 tours in Viet Nam), no more threats and name calling!!!!!! -Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Lee Bush (68), Thanks for starting the list of notable public officials from "Bomberville". Another one to add is Rick Morrell (71). Rick has had a distinguished career with Pasco and West Richland PD's. Rick was honored in a Law Enforcement magazine last year for his role as acting Chief of Police for West Richland. Now he gets to work with Mark Panther (74) a long time friend and associate of Rick's. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Lauri Kraemer Serafin (77) I noticed the conversion on law enforcement. I'm the Occupational Health Nurse for the STAFF at the King County Correctional Facilities in Seattle. It's a civilian "support" staff type of position. Very interesting place to work! -Lauri Kraemer Serafin (77) ******************************************** >>From: Donna St.John Rodewald (79) RE: More law enforcement These guys aren't working locally in the Tri- Cities, but they are Bombers! Pat St.John (72) Clark Co. (Vancouver, WA) Sheriff's Sergeant David Trimble (72?) Clark Co. Sheriff's Sergeant. Pat worked briefly for Benton Co. and Dave worked for WSU police. -Donna St.John Rodewald (79) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) To Dave Trent (75): In response to your inquiry about Bombers going on to become "local cops, politicians, etc.: My brother W. Gordon "Gordy" Edgar (78) is the Assistant Prosecutor for Douglas County (Waterville WA), he also worked as the Assistant Prosecutor in Wenatchee. He handled the "High Profile" case a few years back, regarding the two juveniles that shot a transit. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Tony Valdez (84) RE: Old Richland Play Area I have known about this site for some time but have never sent an entry. I read Barb Domarotsky Finley's (73) question about the "Old Richland Play Area". I don't know her but I do know the area. I used to play there all the time with my brother Jim Valdez and a good friend named Mark Paris. I don't think there was an official name for it. I think it was named by the kids that played there and there were a lot of kids. I called it "The Dunes". I remember there was great sand and the running water made you feel like it was an island. I will e-mail Mark Paris and ask him what he called it. I haven't thought of that place in 20+ years. Thanks for the memories! -Tony Valdez (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/6/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and one funeral notice today. Skip Scott (52), Glenda Burdsall (63), Carolyn Moore (65), John Cole (66), Rick Maddy (67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Betti Avant (69), Petra Giangrande (72) Mike Davis (74), Kim Edgar (79), James Becker (83), Kathy Valdez (84), PLUS a Spudnut Lover From Illinois, ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Skip Scott (52) RE: Nadine Brown I'm sure many were saddened, as I was, to hear of the passing of Nadine Brown. I was lucky enough to have been in her senior english class. I remember she was an avid basketball fan. One of the themes I had to write for her was on basketball. Of course, I received a pretty good grade. I will miss her. -Skip Scott (52) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Burdsall Schmidt (63) RE: Play Places When I read about the Sand Hill off Cottonwood, it reminded me of our play place, known as the "Pipe Dump." It was located north of Van Giesen and west of what was Kadlac Road, (now just Jason Lee). It had an irrigation ditch running through it and all kinds of wild flowers and in the Spring, tall Green grasses. There was a bicycle trail and lots of hills and valleys. I guess it was called the Pipe Dump because the city used it to dump old concrete pipes. Of course it is now a residential neighborhood. I often wonder where kids have to go to play now, using only their imaginations. I sure have lots of wonderful memories of that old Pipe Dump. Does anyone else remember it? -Glenda Burdsall Schmidt (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Moore (65) Remember the spillway? We used to go over to Pasco (before the bridge in Richland) and head towards the big irrigation spillway across from south side of Richland. The spillway dropped several feet down into the Columbia River. We would put socks on our feet and hike up inside the spillway and then skate down into the river. IT WAS A BLAST!! Thank You. -Carolyn Moore (65) ******************************************** >>From: John Cole (66) RE: Declassification Images This file is old Hanford photographs that were formerly "secret" and have been recently declassified. It is a big file. -John Cole (66) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: Police Officers Billy Kaas (67) is a copper (Sgt.) in Alaska. I know he was ill last year, but not sure if he is out rounding them up and putting his life on the line again, or not. Karen? Sandy? Lee - do they still use copper in the badges? -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) RE: photo studio negatives ATTN: Mindy Robison Smith (61) I think the photo studio you mean is Jack Zinn's --- he was the "downtown Richland" guy. Kennell Ellis was the "uptown Richland" guy, which became Marlin's and is now called Marlin's Columbia Photography. Jack Zinn sold his business some years ago, but the studio still retains his name. It's now called Zinn's Nouveau Studio. Their phone number is (509) 946-9612. Marlin's (old Kennell Ellis) has been sold twice since the 60's. However, the guy who owns it now told me he will NEVER destroy the old negatives that came with the business. Their phone number is (509) 946-1317. Hope this info helps you track down your negatives, Mindy! RE: Mrs. Lund - Lewis & Clark Teacher For those of you, like me, who had Mrs. Lund as an elementary school teacher at Lewis & Clark, I thought you might enjoy this photo of her, which was on the front page of the TriCity Herald on Saturday, 4/1. The article says that Mrs. Lund, at age 95, is still living in her "government-issue Richland home" where she has been for over 55 years. Hope some of you enjoy this as much as I did. 2000-04Mrs.Lund.html -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: Police Department When Richland first became incorporated as a city in 1958(?), my mother applied for a clerk typist position. I remember it well, as about a month before they called her and told her she had gotten the job we had gone to visit some old neighbors and she had parked the wrong way on the street. Well, she was a clerk typist, some times matron, answered the old switchboard before they went to the central dispatch center, and did any other odd jobs they asked her to do with the Richland Police Department for 22 1/2 years. I have pictures of her receiving a plaque before the city council meeting. I was and am very proud of her. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Barb "Demo" Finley (73) I remember that area of sand dunes which is now makes up Cottonwood Loop. I remember when they were discussing turning it into a housing complex. First choice was to put a "Denny's" there! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Petra Giangrande Nash (72) I would like to add another RHS grad who is now a police officer. My ex is a police officer in Seattle. Dallas Murry started out in Pasco and then transferred to Seattle after a few years. This something he always wanted to do and now is doing a great job at it. Our son Dallas, Jr. is now in the Navy but will be leaving soon to either become a police officer or work as a fire fighter in Seattle. He is stationed in Everett and he has a few possibilities as you can imagine. Just thought I might add to grads who became policemen. -Petra Giangrande Nash (72) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Police Officers / Local Heroes OK, so I didn't become a Police Officer, but I married one. I met husband on a call, when I was a Volunteer EMT/Firefighter for the City of Poulsbo. I was with the department for 4 1/2 fun years, until I had my son, what a blast. Don't get me wrong, there were some sad occasions, but most of the time it was fun, there’s no better joy than being able to help someone. I wouldn't trade those fond memories for a minute; we worked hand in hand with law enforcement. What a great and caring group of people. Are there any other alumni out there that were firefighters, or how about any EMT/Paramedic’s that worked in the Hospital Emergency Room? Have any good memories, I’d love to hear them. -Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** >>From: James Becker (83) RE: Law Enforcement Alumni My estranged friend Scott Belcher (82) active Benton County Sheriff, and another great guy Eric Fillion (83) who is a Lock/Safe Specialist with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Vancouver, BC Eric also did duty in the Northwest Territories, and was a Emergency Response Team member (RCMP's version of S.W.A.T.) in Ottawa. RE: Mr. Frasier? Wow! I was amazed to see my 4th grade class picture from Spalding Elementary on the web. It reminded me that in the past I had tried looking up Mr. Frasier (sp? Frazier), who was the Art teacher at Spalding from at least 1973-1977. He was my first inspiration to follow art as my vocation. I never had a chance to tell him what an influence he was on my life. I live in Seattle, and have found several matching names in online white pages. Hopefully someone remembers him here, and maybe have information on how I could contact him. Thanks in advance, -James Becker (83) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Valdez (84) RE: Law Enforcement Just a few others that are now helping to make our place a better and safer place to live. Tony Valdez (84) - KPD Jim Valdez (86?) - KPD Justin Brunson (84) - RPD Ken Lattin (85) - RPD (I think) Jason Brunson (86?) - Benton County Sheriffs Department Thanks to all of you and the ones that I may have forgotten about for all your efforts to make our cities a safer place to raise our children. And yes.... I am related to Jim and Tony Valdez. Cousins of mine. Boy are we proud of them....... Way to go you two!!!! Love ya bunches!!! -Kathy Valdez (84) ******************************************** Exchange with a Spudnut Lover from Illinois: To Gary Behymer (64) from William Gardner Hey, what ever happened to Spudnuts? They used to be nationwide and were great.... darn I miss them... Maren to Gary with CC to Spudnut Lover: Who is William Gardner and what is his class year??? He will find out that there ARE other Spudnut Shops besides the one still in Richland. Spudnut Lover Response: I just happened to think of Spudnuts when I read today about Krispy Kreme donuts... and wondered what ever happened to Spudnuts..... I'm not from Washington and have never been in Richland.... there used to be a lot of Spudnut Shops around Illinois where I was growing up, but there are none anymore... Maren to Spudnut Lover: I heard the thing about Krispy Kreme donuts today, too.... So then you just did a web search for Spudnuts and came up with our pages??? From recent conversations with classmates, I believe that there are Spudnut Shops in the Washington DC area, southern CA and MAYBE one in the Milwaukee, WI area.... Perhaps I can find out for sure for you if you really want to know... You are right, though... MOST Spudnut Shops are gone now.... The one in Richland, WA, just celebrated their 50th anniversary in business... The Dad who started it is deceased now and one of his children now runs the shop.... We Richlanders LOVE our Spudnuts... Spudnuts forever!!!! Spudnut Lover Response: Yep, just decided to search the net and see what I could learn about Spudnuts.... If I'm ever near Richland, I'll make a point of visiting the first shop. ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~ Brian E. "Jack" Turner, Class of 1945 Beavers ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/7/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Teacher today. Mary Lee Lester (58), Burt Pierard (59), Kathy Hoff (64), Kathie Roe (64), Gay Wear (69), Dave Dickson (72), Julie Ham (77), Tina Wallace (80), Yvonne Paris (82), Lorenda Ward (84), Vikki Chappelle (87), Lynn Dunton (Teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lee Lester Yarborough (58) Here's an announcement for the Sandstorm. "Attention! All past attendees to Richland Nazarene Youth activities. If you ever attended a camp, church service, or played basketball with us, you are welcome to come join us in the Fellowship Hall of our new church at 2500 Jericho Road as part of your R2K Reunion activities on Saturday, June 24, at 6:00. Admission is by donation. Contact me at or 509-967-2689. Help us locate as many as possible. Many will have children or grandchildren who also attended. -Mary Lee Lester Yarborough (58) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To Mike Davis (74): Your "Denny's" campaign is having far-reaching consequences. A Denny's rep came through town (Monroe, WA) last week and picked up a pre- application form for a new business location. Gloryosky! Our first movie theater is being built this year and now maybe a Denny's? Big Time! Bomber Cheers (send in those R2K Registrations), -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hoff Conrad (64) RE: ALL BOMBER REUNION 2000 (R2K) O.K. Kiddies! Here's your homework assignment!! #1 Send in your registration forms today. Even if you pre registered, you have to send in a form with your check. #2 Call another friend, classmate, teacher or family member and tell them about the reunion. #3 Volunteer to help at the reunion. (Chili Feed, Registration, etc.) WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!! #4 For all you BOMBER guys out there, now's the time to order a HOMECOMING MUM for that special BOMBERETTE (your wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, sister- in-law, friend or that special teacher) Contact Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) to pre order I JUST RECEIVED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOMECOMING MUM!!! Thank you, Paula. Everyone will love these. We are still looking for Band Members, Flag Twirlers, Baton Twirlers and Cheerleaders. And we need donations for the raffle. If you can help in any way please let us know. -Kathy Hoff Conrad (64) ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) Hey, all you music makers..... The R2K alumni basketball game is just around the corner. We've got two fantastic teams and lots of cheerleaders, but we really need more band members. Dust off those instruments and join our merry group. Your help in making the game an event to remember is needed. Please email me or Janet Franco (73) and sign up today. Thank you. -Kathie Roe Truax (64) ******************************************** >>From: Gay Wear Miller (69) Add another name to the Police list... My husband of 29 years... a Kennewick grad... DeWayne Miller... retired from a duty injury after 13 plus years on the Kennewick and Benton County force.... funny how he got on the force... no good jobs available for Viet Nam Vets when he returned.. so just out of a lark he applied... and he was hired. Hard work, long hours, much disrespect from people in the community at times, but in the long run... it was a rewarding career.. one he loved. I can relate to Nola Alderman Lobdell's (69) life as a police spouse. Being my long time best bud.. we spent long hours discussing the pros and cons of our husbands jobs. Being a police wife is a very hard life in itself... very stressful, yet fulfilling. Proud of all the Tri City Police... I know what they go through on a daily basis... the burnout, stress related illnesses, and divorce rate is high. The experience has made me a better informed person. -Gay Wear Miller (69) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Dickson (72) RE: EMT/Paramedic To Kim Edgar (79) Was reading about you being an volunteer EMT. Great. I'm a graduate of 72. When I got out of school I wanted to travel as much as possible. I became a long haul truck driver and did so for the next 15 years. I always thought it would be exciting to become a police officer but never did. I was a volunteer on the Benton County fire dept Sta3 in Kennewick for a couple years but found that there was no satisfaction in putting fires out. So I decided to get into EMS. In 1989 I joined a QRU in Meridian, Idaho a few miles from where I lived. I found it exciting and very rewarding. I then went on to become a Paramedic in Canyon County just 20 miles west of Boise. I love it. Have been doing this for the past 7 yrs. I'm getting old but can still do my job well. Love it. My wife is also a dispatcher for the same county. The problem with this is that she tells me what to do at work as well as at home. -Dave Dickson (72) ******************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) I'm sure somebody can remember the rest of this jump rope song (I hope - it's been driving me crazy!) "Not last night but the night before 24 robbers came knocking at my door... as I ran out... they ran in... and this is what I heard them say......? -Julie Ham Froehlich (77) ******************************************** >>From: Christina "Tina" Rae Wallace (80) RE: Spudnuts - of course Hi, all. I'm delighted to convey that Spudnut Shops are still around. My family moved to Richland in 1976 and I graduated from Col-Hi in 1980. During that time, we discovered the Spudnut Shop and wow! Still remember that place with my mouth watering! To my amazement, I just discovered within the last year a Spudnut Shop right here in Sacramento (I've lived here now for 12... tsk, tsk). I did not know they were a chain or I would have looked for them elsewhere. Must report, they are as good as I remembered. Whether good or bad, the shop is on my route to work and they have a drive through! :-) -Christina "Tina" Rae Wallace (80) ******************************************** >>From: Yvonne Paris (82) To my brother Mark Paris (80) and his wife Michele Congratulations on the birth of your daughter, Rachel Jean on Monday (4/3)!! Rachel joins her awesome older brother Ryan (2 1/2). Can't wait to see them in August and October. -Yvonne Paris (82) ******************************************** >>From: Lorenda Ward (84) RE: Spudnuts I was just in Oxnard, California and there is a Spudnut Shop on Channel Island Road. It is next to Port Hueneme. Every time I passed it I thought of Richland. -Lorenda Ward (84) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Vikki Chappelle Ballew (87) Date: Fri Apr 7 00:12:19 2000 BOMBER ALUMNI - CLASS OF 1987 Thanks to my Sister, Cathy Chappelle Adkisson (79), I found your site. I am looking forward to attending the reunion with Cathy, and my parents (Howard and Dee Chappelle). It will be a blast!!! Forever Bomber!!! -Vikki Chappelle Ballew (87) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton, teacher Sacy & Jason Lee (49-53) RE: Spudnuts Someone mentioned Spudnuts in Southern California so I checked the phone book and yes, there is one here. Orange County has a Spudnuts Donut at 50 E. Orangethorpe, Anaheim (bordering Fullerton, 6 miles north of Disneyland and three blocks north of the 91 Freeway). -Lynn Dunton, teacher sac and Jason Lee (49-53) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/8/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Hugh Hinson (52), Gus Keeney (57), Darlene Minard (60), Judy Williams (61), John Bradley (65), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Pam Pyle (69), Sandy Clark (71), Dave Trent (75), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To Skip Scott (52): Skip, I was saddened to hear about Nadine Brown. I also had her for English and I thought she was a class lady and a super teacher. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) Hi everyone, I am up in Richland visiting Dick Stephens (66) thru next Tuesday. I finally coerced him into signing up today. Maybe he will contribute to some of the data that is missing. -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Minard Mortensen (60) RE: R2K Announcement SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: CLASS OF 1960 ROCKS AT R2K!!! Since June officially marks the 40th Anniversary of the graduation of the great class of 1960, we thought it would be really nice if those of us attending the R2K celebration had an easy way to get together with other 1960 classmates --- so we're having a picnic at the park Saturday, June 24 from 4-9 P.M. Pass the word on to anyone from our class who will be attending the R2K. This picnic isn't intended as an alternative to the August reunion, just a way for those of us attending R2K in June to get together. Hope to see you there. -Darlene Minard Mortensen (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Williams Clem (61) RE: Pipe Dump and Police Officers When Jason Lee opened, my family moved from 1430 McPherson to 2011 Van Giesen and I started going to school there (middle of 3rd grade). During recess, we had such a good time running around and exploring the willows and bushes growing north of the school. Directly to the west of the school, there was a plum orchard (mostly dead). The orchard was between the school and the dump. We spent a lot of time climbing around those pipes and concrete, even though I was really scared of spiders and crawling things. When our dog Skipper died, we buried him across the street in that orchard. Some more police officers: Our youngest son Aaron '89 grad of Hanford High School joined the KPD in June '96 after graduating from Central and working in corrections at Juvenile Justice in Kennewick and the new Yakima Police Department Building. My cousin Bob Moore (64) was in the RPD from some time before retiring. Bill Hartley (56) also was with the RPD. -Judy Williams Clem (61) ******************************************** >>From: John Bradley (65) RE: A pleasure to serve To those Bombers who play Golf: There are a numerous amount of us Bombers who attempt to hit the little white ball and then chase it all over the place to put it in a 4" hole. It is a wonderful game, that you can vent your frustrations over without doing bodily harm to someone else. I enjoy it very much, and have played it on three continents. Some of the courses were better than others, but in my case, with my handicap, it doesn't make much difference. It must be noted that some of us hit the ball to the right, and some to the left, and a very few hit it straight. The trick is not only to hit the ball where you want it to go, but to hit the ball the correct distance you desire. Granted, If we could do that consistently, we would be on the tour making serious money today. Now the real reason for this note is very simple. How many of the golfers out there have said to their partners, "If you can hit the guy mowing the fairway of the fly, I'll buy the Beer."? The other saying is: "If you can hit the moving target, you get 10 points!!!!!!" I myself am guilty of this infraction more times than I can count. The real problem is that now - since I went to work on the course here in Greenville, North Carolina - I would appreciate The golfers out there to stop taking shots at me. You would be amazed at the number of people out there who are still trying to hit me. Only one has succeeded do far, but I believe it was enough. Now for those golfers out there who have been driven into, you got back at them by saying something, or hitting their ball back at them. I, on the other hand, do not carry a club with me, but I have a John Deer Tractor with a 60" Deck to it, and what it does to a $3.00 Golf Ball is absolutely incredible. It makes what is left of the ball go very far, and usually not in the direction that the owner wants it to go. I just smile, wave, and go about my business. Some of these idiots are still looking for the ball that they hit, and I really smile then. The moral to the story is very simple: Do not aim at the grounds keepers on the golf course; they will get even in the end. -John Bradley (65) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) RE: jump rope song for Julie Ham (77) Probably 50 people will respond to your question about how this jump rope song goes. And there might be 50 different answers, too! But at Lewis and Clark in 1957 I learned it like this: "Not last night, but the night before 24 robbers came knocking at my door As they ran in, I ran out And this is what I heard them shout: Spanish dancer, turn around (around, around, around). Spanish dancer, touch the ground (the ground, the ground, the ground). Spanish dancer, Get out of town!" It's amazing the trivia the mind retains, isn't it????!!!! Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) RE: Mrs. Lee (Jada) Lund Thanks to Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) for providing the link to a WONDERFUL photo image of my first grade teacher at Lewis & Clark. In prior entries, I've written "oodles" about the wonderful and inspiring woman who saw me OUT of the elementary grades, Mrs. Mary Lester Thompson. I was also richly blessed, as I was ushered INto those elementary grades, by Mrs. Jada Lund. What a gem! I loved this teacher so much that, when we learned she was going to move from first to second grade level teaching at the end of my first grade year with her, my mother spent that entire summer trying to work magic to get me into Mrs. Lund's second grade class. And she succeeded. For a few days, anyway. What Lee Clarkson, our principal, and Mrs. Lund really did was to make a special accommodation for me to make me THINK I'd have Mrs. Lund for a second year. Her appointment to the second grade was aimed at the particular needs of children who continued to struggle with reading skills as they completed the first grade. Mrs. Lund was an outstanding reading teacher, and my very good reading skills were, no doubt, largely responsible for my early successes. So, what they all knew was that allowing me to enter and stay in her second grade class would be counter- productive. Still, I was allowed to go to that classroom for just a few days. Then, on what was maybe just the third or fourth day of second grade, Mrs. Lund actually took me by the hand and escorted me to Mrs. Sutton's room. She explained that I just HAD to go on and continue my reading successes in a classroom she was just certain I would enjoy. And I did. I also remained close to Mrs. Lund all the way through my educational experience in Richland. Occasionally, friends and I would stop by her 'B' house just to say 'hello', and she always acted like she couldn't be more pleased if the Queen of England stopped to visit. And our time together would be filled with her questions about school, our education experiences, and our future plans. She and her daughter even paid my mother and me a visit after my father died in 1983. She'd read about it in the newspaper, and she had her daughter call to see if we'd mind a visit. It just amazes me how wonderful she looks today, at 95. That sparkle that was ALWAYS present in her eyes is just as bright as ever. Thanks, Lynn, for passing on a special tidbit! -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ******************************************** >>From: Sandy Clark Chamberlin (71) RE: teachers I was privileged to have been one of the nurses to care for Nadine Brown while at Life Care. I also got to know Gwen Seaton and Mildred Anderson (Jefferson) while I have been a nurse at Alterra Wynwood (Columbia Edgewater). It has been great to get to know and be involved in the lives of many people in their later years. Many who are parents or grandparents of some we went to school. Our paths go in many varied directions over the years. -Sandy Clark Chamberlin (71) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) To Kim Edgar (79): It was I who kicked off the local hero question, and I just had to respond to your inquiry. I was a volunteer Firefighter and EMT in the borough of Berwick Pennsylvania in the early 80s. You are right when you say it was the most rewarding thing someone could do. I lasted 5 years, and worked my tail off, but I grew to know a bunch of people (men and women in our company) that I'll never forget, and will always admire for their guts and stamina. -Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Being a Police Officers Wife To Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) In regards to being a Police Officers Wife, I'm sorry you had to go through all those threats. Fortunately, (so far) we haven't had that problem. Our the City of Poulsbo is a lot smaller, (population, approx. a little under 70,000). Don't get me wrong, we do have our share of criminals. However, the first week after we were married, my husband quit wearing his wedding ring to work. A criminal my husband was transporting to jail saw my husband's ring, he made remarks about what horrible things he was going to do to his wife and any kids when he got out. So many people ask if I worry about him in his occupation, I do, but I have put it in the back of my mind or it would be overwhelming. It is also rewarding being his wife, especially when you run into someone he has helped and they are very grateful, it makes me feel good. I'm also very proud to say my husband "Howard Leeming" made Sergeant this year. My son "Scottie" is proud as well, every picture he colors has a Sergeant's badge and police cars. During our school conference his preschool teacher said Scottie let everyone know about his daddy's promotion. Not surprisingly, he says he's going to be a Police Officer when he grows up. My son will be starting kindergarten this year, I'm hoping as he gets older, the kids won't give him too hard of time. I remember when I was in Junior High some kids (usually the ones in trouble) giving the Cops' kids a hard time. Did your kids have any problems? -Kim Edgar (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/09/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and Curious Jay today. Paul Ratsch (58), Larry Houck (59), Bruce Brunelle (62), Linda Belliston (63), Gary Bush (66), Paul Felts (69), Mike Franco (70), Tony Valdez (84), Dawn Johnson (85), "Just Curious Jay" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Ratsch (58) Anyone out there know where Neil McCartney is? Would have graduated in 1958. -Paul Ratsch (58) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) I think someone forgot to mention Vernon Bates (60) as a Richland police officer for a number of years. Also Ron Snow (??). -Larry Houck (59) ******************************************** >>From: Vernon "Bruce" Brunelle (62) RE: R2K I have returned my registration form and have plans of being there for a few days during R2K. For those of you that haven't seen me in a few years, and that is almost all of you, I will now have gray hair and be wearing glasses. -Bruce Brunelle (62) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning (63), R2K Secretary Just a reminder of the R2K Reunion Meeting, Monday, April 10th at 7:00 in the RHS Home EC Room. If you Committee Chairmen can't make it, please send your report to Kathy Hoff Conrad (64) or to me before the meeting. Please be prepared to give us an estimate of how many volunteers you think you will need to help you at the Reunion. -Linda Belliston Boehning (63), Reunion Secretary ******************************************** >>From: Gary Bush (66) Response to Barb Domarotsky Finley (73) who asked if anyone remembers the play area where Cottonwood Loop is now. I do. However, I was working for the City of Richland Grounds Dept. during the summers (66 - 70), earning money for college. One of those summers, I was responsible for watering the "shelter belt," the trees that ringed Richland. One day, when I went to shut off the water near Cottonwood Loop, the neighborhood kids had dammed up my irrigation ditch with a mountain of sand and created a nifty little pond. After cooling off in it for a while, I drove off and left it for them to play in. Later that day, I broke open the dam so the water could get to the trees. Always enjoyed that part of my work for the City during the college years. It was a welcome, cool drive through the trees during the hot summers. Often, my partner and I would stop by the Spudnut Shop and get some glazed Spudnuts and then get some cartons of chocolate milk before driving through the shelter belt turning the water on and off throughout the day, watering trees. Those I worked with during those summers included Bill Knirck (65), now a pharmacist (& I think owner, too) at Densow's and Malley's; Lloyd Swain (66), now working with our local cable provider, Charter; and, Gary Adrian (64). Thanx for reminding me of some neat times. -Gary Bush (66) ******************************************** >>From: Paul Felts (69) To Boo Boo Davis (74): You recently wrote in about your after practice trips to the Spudnut Shop for "snacks." This brought back some memories and interesting similarities. Back in '68 & '69, Billy Hereford, Mike Harty, myself, and whoever else we could talk into it would go to the Spudnut Shop after basketball practice for "snacks." You had the pleasure of having Paul Sinclair serving your gang. Well, we had Paul's older brother, Rich (69), waiting on us. We would have leftover Spudnuts and whatever else Rich could work up. Never really remember having to pay --- Sorry about that, Val! Being the "afternoon closer of the Spudnut Shop" was considered one of the premier jobs for high school students back then. A couple of others were being the "night waterman" at Sham-na-pum golf course and the "range ball picker upper" at Sham-na- pum (yours truly -- a lot of friends never seemed to pay for range balls). I would like to hear about some of the other "premier" jobs back then. -Paul Felts (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) I just returned from outside the area again and finished catching up on 10 days worth of Sandstorms to find some interesting as well as shocking news: 1) Stubby Neill returns to Bomber Gym??? I suppose they will be reopening Roy's Chuckwagon in honor of the event. Can't wait to see that Moma Cass crossover again! 2) I really enjoyed reading all the memories of the Church League hoops in Richland. It is kind of ironic that most of these stories seemed to break at least one commandment (lying, I think)! As one of the few TRUE free agents in town (Jewish) I can say that some teams I saw were great and some were horrible, but no coach in ALL of Richland could touch PETE TODDISH when it came to true insight and commanding respect from his players.... let's hear it from some of you out there (SIno, Turp, et al) 3) to Blanche Newby Rue (71): Where and how is your sister Randi doing? 4) Mike Sinclair still in Richland? I remember Mike as the most laid back of all that brood.... we used to take his pulse twice a day just to check. and finally... all this talk about Saturday hoops at Chief Jo gym with Toivo reminds me of those lousy sox we all used to buy at BB&M. Remember those? I think they were made out of woven fishing line... came in off white with blue, gold or green stripes at the top.... I honestly think they were pre treated so they started smelling really bad the minute you first put them on. One of the guys in BB&M had us all convinced that you couldn't play without those sox! I believed it until I saw Rick Polk (RHS intramurals) in those knee-highs with his David Thompson sky jumper! I was going to skip the alumni hoops game but I can't resist seeing Bird take a charge from Stubby.... more dust than the Kingdome Implosion!!!!!! -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Tony Valdez (84) RE: It's A Girl! Congratulations to Mark Paris (80) on his new daughter! By the way, since everyone is talking about spudnuts did you know....... Mark Paris (80) and Yvonne Paris (82) worked at the Spudnut Shop in Richland when they were very young (in high school I think). They were the best employees to my family and I. They were fun and made a GREAT chocolate milkshake! Just wanted to say thanks. -Tony Valdez (84) ******************************************** >>From: Dawn Johnson Enger (85) RE: Class of 85 Alumni What a neat idea, thank you. I don't know if it is because our lives are too busy to think or growing older has made me lose my memory, but I have racked my brain and finally remembered some names. I am looking for a few friends I hung out with at RHS. If anyone, knows the whereabouts of Julie Feser, Mary Fredrickson, or Elizabeth Davis please email me. If memory serves me right (although it hasn't thus far) I believe the class of 1985 was the first graduating class from Richland High. My brother Jay graduated in 1982 from Col High and I started my sophomore year that year at Richland High. Many fond memories of my school days. It amazes me that the 15 years since graduation seemed to go twice as fast as the first 12 years of my education. Anyone, who may have info on these long lost friends let me know or if you want to say hi feel free to drop me a line. -Dawn Johnson Enger (85) Carmichael, Marcus Whitman ******************************************** [This was sent to Gary Behymer (64). Gary sent it to the Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Just Curious Jay Would like to find out more about this donut. When I was about 4yrs old I spent about a year in Hanford, while my father worked at the government facility. I live in Salt Lake City now and as a youngster we used to sell these donuts from door to door. I moved to California in 1958 & didn't return until 1980. These donuts were not to be found anywhere & very few people remember them. -Just Curious Jay *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/10/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers, 1 Spouse/Parent of Bombers, and 1 funeral notice today. Curt Donahue (53), Bill Wilborn (54), Darlene Trethewey (56WB), Jim Yount (61), Mindy Robison (61), Jane Walker (62), Sue Elliott (62), Louise Moyers (65), Nola Alderman (69), Mike Franco (70), Vicki Owens (72), Pam Tompkins (74), Kellie Walsh (77), Frank Trent (Spouse and Parent of Bombers) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) RE: Cool Jobs In 1950 I thought I had the best job in the world. That summer I was responsible for watering the lawns at all the schools. I went barefoot and wore only swimming trunks all summer. By fall I had the darkest suntan I ever had and my hair was bleached nearly white. Does anyone know the whereabouts of David Isom? If so, please e-mail me. -Curt Donahue (53) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wilborn (54) RE: Spudnut in Orange County Calif After reading Lynn Dunton's entry in the 4/7 Sandstorm I immediately called the shop to ask if they used potato flour to make their pastries. They said they did and I jumped in my car and made a beeline to the shop and bought a dozen. Not that my waistline needed them but I ate four of the morsels and took the remaining ones home for my kids. I don't think they tasted the same as they did last year in Richland but they sure were good. Thank you Lynn for the info, have lived in Orange County for over 30 years and never knew there were any spudnuts around. My daughter lives about 1/2 mile from the shop. I'll be there for a taste quite often. -Bill Wilborn (54) ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning (56WB) On the Spudnut subject: If I remember right we used to make extra money by selling Spudnuts door to door. I believe we would take orders and then go deliver them and I think that this was when I was in Campfires. -Darlene Trethewey Dunning (56WB) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Yount (61) RE: Today's Tri City Herald.. [4/9/00] Out of towners may wish to visit for an article on Robley Johnson and early Hanford Photos. Perhaps there are some opportunities here for sources of reunion photos? -Jim Yount (61) ******************************************** >>From: Melinda "Mindy" Robison Smith (61) RE: photo studio negatives To Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) You are so right, Lynn. The studio I meant was Jack Zinn's in downtown. Kennell-Ellis didn't seem quite right when I typed it in but when I read your entry I knew it was Zinn's instead. Talk about a senior moment!!! Thanks for clearing that up for me and giving the phone number. I did call today and the store is closed this week so I'll try again next week. And thanks to Gregor Hanson (65) who also responded to me. I had checked the negatives on display at the museum last summer with no success. Your gifts to friends of old pictures sounds so thoughtful. Appreciate your help and the good idea for a gift. -Melinda "Mindy" Robison Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill (62) RE: R2K RAFFLE ATTENTION COL-HI/RHS ALUMNI: The R2K Committee is looking for donations of quality items for the Raffle. There are many Alumni out there who are highly gifted and talented. Use your imagination and come up with an item that an Alumni couldn't pass up. If you are an Alumni who owns a business... please consider donating an item, a gift certificate, or something that promotes your company. If you can help by donating an item, or would like to help on the Raffle Committee, please e-mail me. RE: Missing Addresses '62 Please check this list to see if you have an e-mail and/or mailing address for any of these people. If you have a contact for them, please click on the name listed and type in the information. Thank you. -Jane Walker Hill (62) ******************************************** >>From: Sue Elliott Homan (62) To Tere Smyth Wilson (65) Dear Tere, So glad you wrote -- we'd commented so many times about how time consuming this job must be for Maren -- but hadn't given it conscious thought, I guess, about 'time being money.' She does an incredible job --will have a check in the mail tomorrow! And it IS a bargain, for sure --hope the response is great! -Sue Elliott Homan (62) ******************************************** >>From: Louise Moyers (65) T; Tere Smyth Wilson (65) Hi Tere! Of course, I will be happy to send $12.00. What a bargain!! I understand you are coming to the R2K reunion. So am I, and it will be great to see you. I have two pictures setting here in front of me. It's me and you, in 1958, at the dreaded "music rooms" in the convent basement. Me, you, Kathy McIntosh, Mary Beth Wadzita, Brenda Zangar, Monica Thornton, Janet Thompson, and Mary Beth McGuire. I shall bring them along. See you there. -Louise Moyers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) Another long time Richland officer Bill Tanner class of '71 I think, Bill is still going strong on the force in fact he often speaks to the media. To Kim Edgar (79): Didn't mean to sound down on my husband's career. Heck I even did some myself at the reservation but the 70's was a rough time to be a cop or a cop's family - very little respect and even less money. My oldest - a '91 grad from Richland - didn't let it get to her. She was very proud of her father and loved when he visited her at school in uniform. The other two came along soon after the medical problems came forward. Guy was only on the force about 3 years more before forced to retire so by the time they were old enough he was doing a desk job in the area. -Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To Goofy Felts (69): Re: "premier jobs"... Of course the first rule of ANY premier job held in our era is that you would not be put in danger of actually working up a sweat (as any Willis Street alum knows)!) Driving the Crossroads Interiors truck and delivering furniture with Ken Berry as I did in 1969) was always a winner... some of those "deliveries" took hours & hours!!!! Of course part of the duty in running the SHam-Na-Pum range operation at night was collecting and distributing bets on the night Lawn Jarts games. And as far as hanging out at the Spud for free spudnuts.... some of us hung out there for Val's sisters, not just food! Of course a few of you may remember "Shifty Thrifty"... big John Anderson (not Rooster) had a job that many profited from.... and Gorgeous George Dana the flower delivery man.... maybe a few free mums snuck out the back of that Econoline! Ahhhh, I could go on and on..... by the way, what is the statute of limitations on these crimes? -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To Mike Davis (74): No jive, Boo Boo, I had dinner with a couple from New Zealand last night and they tell me that Auckland recently scored their first two Denny's. Now you can travel internationally, without leaving the comforts of home. To Paul Felts (69): My most posh job in Richland was working for Ernie Curtis during the summers as "Recreation Leader". It involved hanging out at Howard Amon Park for six hours every Monday through Friday on those long and lazy summer days. I learned to play pinochle, participated in day camp with the Washington Association for Retarded Citizens, colored pictures with the little kids, and had quite a grand time. Sometimes we'd join with leaders from other parks and make bigger fun together. As I remember it, the pay was pretty good, especially for a 30-hour work week. -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Tompkins (74) To Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) RE: Joyce Larson Yes, she is still in Richland. In fact she teaches piano, nowadays. I have several nephews that take lessons from her. My daughter (Class of 94) had Ms. Larson for English. I had Ms. Larson for summer school between 10th and 11th. When my daughter walked into her class on the first day, Ms. Larson said, "Your Mom must be Pam Tompkins!" My daughter about fainted. That evening Ms. Larson called to see how I was and how my siblings were doing. My daughter started having some real problems and Joyce would call me two or three times a week to see if there was anything she could do to help. She is truly one of God's great gifts to this world. And a person I strive to mirror. -Pam Tompkins (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) To Julie Ham (77) & Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68): Your contributions to the jump rope songs brought back a lot of memories of recess in grade school (I went to Jefferson). Julie, I too couldn't remember the last part of "Not last night...", but Lynn, your answer rang a bell. So as I started to think about those old jump rope songs, I came upon one in which I can't remember the FIRST part. The last part, which was jumped during "hot peppers" goes, "Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, (pause) doctor, lawyer, Indian Chief (this last one very politically incorrect now days ...) Can't for the life of me figure out how this starts, but it seems to me that which ever name you missed the jump on is who you'd end up marrying. Other recess games -- * I also remember liking chinese jump rope, and can still remember every sequence from the ankle level to hip level. * Also marbles were a great recess past time. As I remember, having "Steelies", those shiny steel heavy marbles were a great advantage. * Tether ball was a very competitive sport and I jammed my thumb many times playing it. * Jacks. I loved this one too. After onesies thru 10's, you got to progress to "Chicken in a Basket", "Around the World", "Pigs in a Blanket", etc. Of course, upgrading your equipment to a "super ball" instead of the rubber dud that came with jacks helped a lot. * Remember class recess games like "Hill-Dale", "Red Rover", etc.? Anybody else remember these or other recess games? -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent (Spouse and parent of Bombers) >From a father of three Col High students, and a wife who graduated in 1950 (Lois Pat McCrarey Trent). I saw the note looking for a McCartney. I don't have any answer but, I am looking for Lois McCartney. She Married a Bill McCartney in 1950 or '51. Anyone who knows, put it in Sandstorm. If she lives in the area still, I am in the phone book. Thanks -Frank Trent (Spouse and parent of Bombers) ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~ Gerald "Bud" Bewlay, Class of 1951 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/11/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem (47), Marilyn Richey (53), Ramona Miller (54), Helen Cross (62), Joe Largé (68), Brad Wear (71), Lynn Noble (72), Jim Rice (75), Jeanne LaCroix (77), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) Thanks to Jim Yount (61) for sending in the url for the TCH which talks about Rob Johnson. Rob was our favorite photographer! He did many study-type pictures of the desert - our favorite was "Sand, Sage and Sky" which was done in sepia. I have seen an article in the SS from Rob's son and am wondering if that particular print is still available? -Mary Triem Mowery (47) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Curtis Donahue (53): You have asked about David Isom. After in the military David went to CWU and got his degree and masters in Psych. I ran into him when I worked for the State of Oregon working at the State Hospital in Pendleton. People kept telling about this big wheel in the division and one day I saw him walking toward me and I said "Is that Dave Isom?". I went back and said hell'o to him. He was about second ranking people in our division for the state. He quit and went to California and I heard he had been ill and I really don't know if he is alive at this time. He was living somewhere in or near Sacramento. That has been about 10 years ago. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) To Tere Smyth Wilson (65) Subscriptions are a great idea -- our check is in the mail. We do appreciate all the time and effort Maren puts into this for all of us. To On a search: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Joyce Richards Jolley (~l956-57)? Please respond if you do. To Frank Trent - Great to see you 'on-line.' Here's to the ole branch campus -- you know what I mean. Let me hear from you? -Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross (62) Hi Bruce Brunelle (62), I remember you from all they way through school in Richland from Spalding on to the bitter end, which was really the beginning. I see you haven't lost your sense of humor. Most of us will have gray hair and be wearing glasses. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Largé (68) Dear Alumni Sandstorm, Concerning grads to police, Please remember that Ken Farris (68), although he started out as a bit-of-a-rogue, rose up to become police captain of Mattawa, then on to teaching Police Science courses. Although he and his wife are currently involved in selling insurance, he still has his hand in police work, holding class at Centralia College teaching Police Science. A "bad kid" turned really good! In his words (more-or-less) "who better to know the workings of the law than one who has seen it from both sides." -Joe Largé (68) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) Re: Jobs and Politicos One of the best jobs I had in the area was for Benton County Mosquito Control, or Bug Muggers, Inc. We got to drive 4x4 trucks around in the swamps all day, swim when we wanted to and do all the mechanics on the vehicles. It was truly a learning experience in both nature, and learning to become a creative mechanic. The only down side was when you got a little over zealous and thought you were such a good driver you tried to drive through stuff you normally wouldn't even consider driving through. When you were stuck it was usually an all day affair. I've seen several, (including my own), trucks up to their headlights in mud. There were some truly memorable people who worked there. Rob French (71), Mark Badget (71), Paula Moberg (73), Mike Walker (73), BCMC funded several college educations that I know of. Greg Van Kirk 70/71 was a counselor at Fred English Youth Center (the kiddy clink). Who would have thought that would happen. I was lucky enough to eat tv dinners and pancakes there once. He had (has) a phenomenal reputation with the kids he worked with. I lost touch with him quite awhile ago but at the time he was highly regarded in the industry. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden (72WB) Where are all of the 72 grads? (As you may recall, I didn't have the pleasure of graduating with you at Col-Hi. We moved to Corvallis, OR in 1970 and I've remained in Oregon ever since.) But, I can't wait to see some Bomber buddies in June! Who's planning to attend the R2K affair? Vicki Owens, Terri Zangar and I are planning to be there. If Vicki can make it from Uganda, the rest of us don't really have a good excuse... Email us! -Lynn Noble Paden (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) RE: Nuclear Culture Someone asked about getting copies of "Nuclear Culture," the book about Richland, which isn't available anymore from Amazon, B&N, etc. You can order a copy for $14 (that includes shipping) from: Nuclear Culture 3232 41st Ave SW Seattle WA 98116 (Checks to: Paul Loeb) They only have about 30 copies left. -Jim Rice (75) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanne LaCriox Grant (77) To Kathy Valdez (84): I am with you. Your parents were two of the best. Still remember the party when your dad played guitar and he said "No applause. Just throw money." ...and we did! That was great. I enjoy going to the Sausage Fest every year just to hear your family sing. What great voices. Your parents raised a great group of kids! No surprise that they took the grandkids to Disneyland. Your dad needed someone to go on the rides with him! Tell your mom and dad I said hi and hope they had a great time. I know I did when we went 2 years ago Spring Break. -Jeanne LaCriox Grant (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) RE: Police Officers Correction to my last entry, Poulsbo has the population of 7,000 not 70,000 however, during the work day, it does increase up to at least 70,000, between commuters to and from Seattle as well as busing kids from the north end of the county for school. (Poulsbo is known as a "Bedroom Community" for Seattle workers). Also, add the list of Police officers, I believe my classmate Mark Mann (79) is a Police Officer for the City of Tacoma. I've got a few responses from some alumni's about my last entry about being a Police Officers wife. Thanks! Maren, my check is in the mail to help offset the cost of maintaining the Sandstormer, it's been a real joy in my life, I look forward to reading it every day. Kim Edgar (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/12/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Curt Donahue (53), Sherill Hamlin (55), Larry Mattingly (60), Judi Wilson (65), Ken Farris (68), Deanna Fulcher (72), Kathy Wheat (79), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) To Marilyn Ritchey (53) Thanks for the info on David Isom. I heard from several people, including Marlene Maness-Isom/Mulch (57), who told me that David passed away about a year ago. Sadly, my search is over, not the way I wanted it to end. Thanks to all who responded to my request. RE: police officers: Add Walt Wendland (55) to the list. He was one of Richland's finest until health forced him to resign. He is now one of Richland's best photographers. I have also sent Maren a check. This is worth the price many times over. Curt Donahue (53) ******************************************** >>From: Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55) Can anyone give more details regarding the death of Denny Olson (55)? Thanks. Maren - My check for $12.00 is in the mail. Thanks for all your hard work. I really enjoy reading the Sandstorm. Just wish we could get more class of '55 to write in. -Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) When we moved my Mother from Richland to Bellevue a few years ago I found our family copy of "Sand Sage and Sky". I had it in the car when we were at brunch at the tower hotel up by Jefferson School. As Jill and I were leaving we ran into Robley Johnson and his family. We spent a few pleasant minutes and then left. I was half way to Seattle before I realized I had the picture with me and should have gotten him to sign it. (sigh) Ancient Hanford trivia.. Like many of the Hanford "early birds" my father was with DuPont. He was a personnel specialist and had been transferred from plant to plant in the 30's each time taking a small step up the ladder. From Wabash Ordinance Works, to Niagara Chemical Works (married Mom there) To Paris, IL Munitions, to the big Dupont complex at Sylacauga, AL. While there in 1940-43 there was a standing Friday night poker game: Robley and his wife and Amos and Volna Bradley (parents of Brenda Bradley 60 and her older sister?) and Joe and Louise Mattingly. There were a couple of other "early birds" frequently there that escape my memory. Dad wrote transfer orders for over a thousand DuPont employees from all over, to the Manhattan Project. No idea what it was at the time. Finally his boss said to him "you better get up there". His Dupont Hanford badge number was 1110. While the poker games didn't resume in Richland, friendships did. Mom and Volna Bradley were in the same bridge club and were frequent partners for many years. This of course was before I arrived but I remember many of the tales they told over the years. In the late 50's and most of the 60's I did a lot of lighting and stage work for the Richland Players. I always enjoyed seeing Robley on stage, it was easy for him to play the part of a gentleman, he was always a gentleman. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judi Wilson Johnson (65) To Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) I just discovered that I work with a relative of yours. Her name is Flora B. and we work at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wa. (I'm an operating room nurse). The smallness of this world amazes me! So far I've run across one classmate so if anyone is having surgery at Evergreen (really, it's a great place to be :) make sure you say hello. Everyone there knows I'm a Bomber but they didn't believe me about the mushroom cloud until I wore my glow in the dark t-shirt to work. Of course, now they all say it explains alot about me (they do mean my pride in my hometown, don't they???) Maren. my check is in the mail and THANK YOU! Bombers rule! -Judi Wilson Johnson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Farris (68) To Joe Large' (68) I cannot think of myself as a rogue while I was in high school. I was a pure delinquent at best. To tell the truth, I was given an opportunity and took full advantage of it and I will always be grateful for that second chance. It seems strange that a person who almost quit high school, ran away, stole cars, crashed cars and other things I cannot mention to our fellow alumni, would eventually become a police chief (not captain) in Mattawa and at Bellows, Hawaii. I was also a chief investigator and have almost every job in police work you can imagine. I loved it very much and still do. There is no bigger high that catching a bad guy and then giving them the opportunity to change. When they do, all the paperwork, time and effort are rewarded 10 fold. Now that the class of '68 is hitting that magic 50 (or 50+ in some cases, Joe) I am a little too old, too fat and too slow to keep up with the bad guys. So I decided that I could make an impact on potential police and corrections officers. When you see the light turn on in a student, it is great. Now I understand why some of my classmates decided to teach, which I had found it many years ago. Thanks, Joe, for thinking of me and yes I am still selling insurance with my wife and I am teaching as an adjunct professor at Centralia College in their Criminal Justice Program. I will be at the R2K and I will bring my 10 handicap with me. See you guys this summer. -Ken Farris (68) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Deanna Fulcher Weaver (72) Date: Tue Apr 11 01:08:05 2000 Class of "72" Just dropping in to update my e-mail address and say Hi! -Deanna Fulcher Weaver (72) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) My son is doing a report on the era of the 60's and ending with a specific report on "Woodstock". He has asked if a few of you would like to give your personal accounts or memories of both. One question his class has asked is "What was the purpose of Woodstock and what lead up to it?" I was 8 and don't have much memory of it. Thanks, Bomber Alums! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Mosquito Control To Brad Wear (71) Were these the same trucks that drove through town. You know, the ones with all the kids running and riding their bikes (me included) behind it, in all that fog. It's a wonder no one got run over. Wow, was that fun! -Kim Edgar (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/13/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Marlene Maness (57WB), Dennis Robertson (60), Jan Woods (60WB), Paula Beardsley (62), Roxanne Knutson (62), Joni Lee (65), Jim Crittenden (68), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), David Rodriguez (69), Jeff Curtis (69), Brad Wear (71), Valerie Polentz (72), Terry Hutson (74), Molly Pritchett (89) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marlene Maness (57WB) RE: Fashion Will crinoline slips ever make a comeback? Maybe it will be cinch belts, white dickeys, pearl chokers, rhinestones on eyeglasses, Poodles as decoration - or maybe the pyramid bra with the necklace nestled between the projectiles. As for Spudnuts - sorry I can't share your enthusiasm. The last one I ate, as a teenager, was topped with a double dose of ice cream. The queasiness I felt after eating that Spudnut a'la mode has stayed with me through the years. I don't think I could look favorably on another Spudnut. -Marlene Maness (57WB) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) RE: Woodstock and the 60's I have been reading with interest all the memories of Bombers especially Old Richland (before 8). I know that it was a government town and all services were supplied by the "Company". To Kathy Wheat Fife (79): The most I remember about Woodstock is that it was one hell of a party. Booze, Drugs and Rock and Roll were the them. The best thing I can furnish for your son is the saying that has probably been used more and more about the 60"s. "If you can remember, you probably weren't there". For the most part have him read about Haight- Ashbury in SF. That was the "Flower Child" capital of the US. There were others but not as dramatic or diverse. Another thought is have him read about the Vietnam War. Good luck with his project. -Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jan Woods Ehrke (60) Maren: Hope you have received my $12 - can hardly go a day without reading the "Storm." By the way your WebSite is great. Couldn't believe Tony's Bar in Woodland made the list for Margaritaville, they don't even have a blender! Before coming to San Francisco, I spent 14 years as County of Yolo's Director of Purchasing Services (County Seat- Woodland). Small, small World. OK, I have to 'fess up - the St. Bernard was ours. We lived on Cullum directly across the playground from Lewis and Clark. "Art" (Arturo de........?) would wander around trying to locate my brother and I. He had his own "condo" in the backyard.. A doghouse so large I am sure every other dog on the block was envious. Long after Art was gone, that became our playhouse, Store, lemonade Stand, etc. I am sending you a picture out of the Tri City Herald (circa 1949) showing Art, me and Ken, plus part of Art's first litter. (I know, I know, I'm have on the same dress I wore in the Kindergarten class picture). Anyway, don't know if it can be scanned or not.... but whatever. [As soon as it arrives in my mailbox, I'll see what I can do with it and maybe get it up on the website. -Maren] I did access the softball pictures, what fun! Rainbow Service Team I noticed some familiar faces (Nina Andre, for one). Ate a few By's Burgers with some of those girls. Mostly, though, I remember those awful mosquitos, big as dogs! Where was the fogger when you needed it? Thanks to Bev Smith Jochen. Mom says my kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Dewey White, and for 1st Grade I had Mrs. May Manor. Tried to add to page (1960) thru Webwrite, but couldn't connect. Also, saw my Dad's ad on the Sagebrush Follies program (1946). Finally began to make some connections when I realized the Junior Chamber's participation/sponsorship. Thanks to Burt Pierard (50) for saving the program. Anybody else in the Blue Birds over by Cullum St.? My Mom was leader, only person I remember is Peggy Ganebin (60), but I know the dining room seemed much fuller with all the little hands covered with glue putting some project or other together. Cut and Paste, what a Waste. I flashed on something we made with discarded spools from thread, but all I can remember is the glue! Talk to you soon. -Jan Woods Ehrke (60 wannebe) ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) RE: Robley Johnson I have on my wall the classic Robley Johnson photos: Desert Sky (Rattlesnake and the desert) and another one I can't see the name of because the printing has faded but may be Sand, Sage and Sky. They are original prints and frames that my folks bought many years ago and hung in our house until I absconded with them. When I left here to move to Odgen Utah for a while, I took those pictures with me. As long as I could see Rattlesnake, I was OK. It's wonderful to see those pictures everyday and remember how wonderful it was to grow up in Richland. We were so lucky. RE: Homecoming mums I have several orders already for the mums for the reunion. If you are interested in getting one, I need to know ahead of time so I can have them ready to be picked up. They are yellow silk mums with green and gold ribbons and a green "R" and the year of your graduation on the ribbon. Order soon before supplies run out. $9.67 payable when you pick them up. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) Just wanted to send a short note to the people planning on going to the big reunion this summer. Please get registered soon, I know the committee really want this done this month, to make their jobs easier. I have been going to the meetings and see first hand how much work is involved. So let's do our part, fill out the registration form, decide what you want in memorabilia, and write out your checks. It only takes a few minutes. Also I want people to know I'm willing to help with housing, but please don't wait until the last minute to let me know you need place to stay. People who have rooms, or a nook in the yard for a camper, please e-mail me soon so as people write with the need I have something for them. I can't do it alone, I need your help! Thanks ahead of time! Let's have the best reunion ever. Oh, by the way, the Mums are absolutely beautiful, being made at Arlene's Floral. Need to order them soon too, because just like you, all these committee people don't want to be working during the reunion. Make it easy, so all can enjoy!!! -Roxanne Knutson Short (62) ******************************************** >>From: Joni Lee Rabena (65) RE: Calgary Bombers? I'm living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, now. Have been for the past two years. We're expecting a major snow storm tonight so wanted to send off a note in case the snow comes in the windows and brings down all of the computer connections! I haven't run into any Bombers in Calgary. If anyone knows of any, please send my e-mail to them. I'm also sending my money in to Maren. I appreciate what you've been doing. Just heard from John Bradley who I haven't seen in about 20 years! Thanks! Bombers Rule and Zips Forever! -Joni Lee Rabena (65) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Jim Crittenden (68) Date: Wed Apr 12 13:12:01 2000 just to say hello Gary Webb (64), an old Bomber, told me about this site and I have been reading ever since to catch up on old friends and remembrances. Time has changed a lot of things in my life but has not been able to fade away the memories of great times I had in high school. Hope this message finds everyone happy and healthy. Jim C (critter) -Jim Crittenden (68) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) RE: Occupations & Occupation Changes I've found the info on Bomber law enforcement people from to be great. It's made me proud! Now I would like to introduce a new offshoot to the discussion --- Career Changes. I was in consumer finance and mortgage banking management for many years. Then I went to work for Battelle in administration. When the voluntary reduction of force came around in 1995, I jumped at it, and went back to school full time, going after my life-long goal of working in the medical field. I graduated as a Registered Nurse in June, 1999. Ill health presently has me side-lined, but I want, God-willing, to continue to pursue the advanced nursing degree I began in the fall of 1999. My eventual dream is to become a nurse practitioner. I vacillate between specializing as a Psych Nurse Practitioner or a Gerontology N.P. Well, that's my story (the VERY short version!) - - I'm wondering if any of the rest of you Bombers started off in one direction and are now pursuing another? As for me, I credit the very strong educational background I received through the Richland schools with preparing me for life-long learning. What do you guys think? -Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) ******************************************** >>From: David L. Rodriguez (69) RE: Robert Rivers Phillips This is in an e-mail I received this morning from my wife's aunt and uncle. While visiting Florence Harrington in Spokane over the weekend she learned that Robert Rivers Phillips died suddenly of a heart attack. He was only 48, spent part of his life in West Richland, and was proud to have been a Marine, I know because I was in boot camp with him. Semper Fi and may God watch over him. -David L. Rodriguez (69) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis (69) To Kathy Wheat Fife (79) RE: Your inquiry as to the purpose of Woodstock - The fifties was an era still basking in the post war glow of victory that so many of that generation sacrificed their most productive years to secure. They rightfully felt that America now owed them the chance to fulfill the promise of a normal life with homes, marriages, children and good jobs free from the deprivations of the Great Depression or the necessary disciplines of a nation at war. This generation proved more than adept in this pursuit and the "Baby Boom" was one of the more significant resultant ripples. However, the trust in an institutionally dependent system and in particular, a military oriented approach to all things authoritative prevailed. The sense of familiarity and security generated by these proven approaches were accepted by most as the necessary bedrock of an orderly society. As their children (and there were a whole lot of us) matured, some of the weaknesses and hypocrisies inherent in this blind adherence to convention became apparent to the younger generation. This perspective coupled with the natural tendency of adolescents to distance themselves from parental authority, a huge step in proclaiming self sufficiency and its associated autonomy, led to a reevaluation by the Boomers of all that they had taken as gospel for many years. Cast in this light, traditionally accepted values of morality and propriety became suspect. There was no apparent credibility to these norms and the Boomers could find no justification for their acceptance on faith in the system alone. One..... two..... ah one.. two.. three.. four... Now, I don't mean to get too heavy here. While all of the above is applicable, the desire to "party" was probably the catalyst that moved my whole generation off the dime, so to speak. It is very convenient, when one wants to have a good deal of fun in a somewhat repressive environment, to cast stones at the source of the repression. And we found that we could cast stones with the best of them. The element that seemed to bind us into a cohesive unit was the music. The fact that our parents' generation, for the most part, would rather walk through a field of goatheads barefoot than listen to anything sung by Mick Jagger only further solidified our position on this matter. The success and influence of recording artists who were about our age tended to enhance the music's importance to us. They were on our team, playing with the big boys in the real world and were winning. Every time a parent asked us to "turn that damn noise down" or forced us to watch "The Lawrence Welk Show, brought to you by Geritol..." or flipped the circuit breaker to the garage power while your band was practicing, we grew closer as a generation determined to change not only the prevailing value set but the way that those values were derived. The music gave us the first indication that we actually would have the power to control our own destinies as well as have a significant impact on all of society and as a result became for many of us, the sound track of our emerging lives. The purpose of Woodstock? I'm not sure that the question applies. As you are probably aware, Woodstock pretty much just happened. Trying to assign a purpose to it implies some kind of preconceived plan. While there were a group of young adults who coordinated the initial strategy, it was originally just to turn a profit by hosting rock concert for about 20-30 thousand people. When half a million kids showed up, any resemblance to an organized venture went out the window. Once again, the primary motivation for those in attendance was simply to have a great bigass party with their friends and to make a few more while listening to the hottest music acts, at that time, in the world. Now, once everybody got there, something quite amazing happened. It has been said that if a group of half a million good-ol'-boys got together with their Jim Beam and Redman, a good portion of them would have been dead or wounded the first night. The mantra of "Peace and Love", perpetually on the lips of my generation and that graced many a bumper sticker and black light poster in the 60s, found a home in New York that weekend. What by all rights should have been a disaster of nearly biblical proportions instead became a practical demonstration of the power that the universal acceptance of an agreed upon concept can hold. In much the same way that the result of our parents' collective belief in the traditional authority structure created a successful societal model that more or less worked, the prevailing, almost religious adherence to the principals of unity, understanding and tolerance that was evident at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August of 1969 literally saved the day and created a legend that, as you and your son can attest, endures to this day. So, in the end, I'd have to say that there is more of a lesson than a purpose associated with the Woodstock phenomenon. You can approach any situation without relying on the prevailing paradigm. And that even a huge group, possibly an entire generation, can buy into an out- of-the-box perspective that not only works but may be more effective in many ways than preceding approaches or philosophies. It is pretty much accepted that there is more than one way to skin a cat. But the traditional rationale maintained that no matter what methodology you chose to employ, you still end up with a skinless feline. If there is a lesson to be taken from Woodstock I think it would have to be that for the first time in modern history, based on a realization that there may be another viable way and on a desire to reevaluate how we looked at the world with a freedom to choose our own values and directions, a generation finally asked why we had to skin the damn cat in the first place. I've heard it stated the 60s was a time when an entire generation refused to grow up. I prefer to think of it more as a time when an entire generation decided to choose when and how that crossing would occur. That weekend on Max Yasger's Farm in upstate New York, may someday be seen as our coming out party. -Jeff Curtis (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Kim Edgar (79): Oh yeah, those were the same trucks. Diesel and malathion (sp) and run through a thermo fogger. I too ran behind the trucks when I was younger. You're right, it was amazing that no one was killed. Talk about liability. I also remember a police report in the TCH when I was in high school stating "the tires were smoking so much it looked like the mosquito man". -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Valerie Polentz Topham (72) RE: Rada Lund I am glad to say that I have Mrs. Lund for a neighbor and she is still as sharp as ever. She and my 8-yr old daughter have become friends and spend hours talking together. She was very glad to get Lynn-Marie's card and proudly showed it to me. She says she is always amazed that students from her classes recognize her. She keeps records of all things Hanford and has a great collection. Including the now (locally) famous front page picture of herself. She enjoys her emails and cards so much. She does not get out much so mail is very important. Thanks to those who took the time to comment. -Valerie Polentz Topham (72) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) Everyone say a prayer tonight for Steve Semmern (my ex-husband) (Class of 1974). He was in a major car accident 2 nights ago and is in serious condition in the ICU at Harborview in Seattle with broken pelvis, broken back, broken ribs, collapsed punctured lung, head injuries and internal bleeding. We all wish him well and pray for a speedy recovery. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Molly Pritchett (89) ATTENTION - SEATTLE BOMBERS FYI For the Seattle-area/King County Bomber Alumni I just heard there is supposed to be an interview with Brad Upton on 103.7FM The Mountain, on Thursday, April 13th. -Molly Pritchett (89) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/14/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dennis Barr (58), MLou Williams (60), Irene de la Bretonne (61), Helen Cross (62), Jim Hamilton (63), Jean Armstrong (64), Janie O'Neal (65), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Mike Crow (70), Greg Alley (73), Brad Upton (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Barr (58) RE: Fwd: Victor Hall class of 58 Maren I received this notice and am passing it on to 58 Bombers. -Dennis Barr (58) ---------------------------- From: "Jan Hall" re: Victor Hall class of 58 To: "Dennis Barr" Dear Dennis, I regret to inform you that Victor Hall died on February 24, 2000 of renal cell carcinoma. He had a short illness (just three weeks from final diagnosis, although he had vague symptoms for several months). Vic and I have lived in Hong Kong for 7 years where I have been the principal of the Lower Primary School, Hong Kong International School. Vic used his writing, voice, and acting talents here in HK in his work as a technical writer, voice over specialist and on-camera talent for a wide variety of industrial, educational, and entertainments film and video ventures. He most recently was working with internet voice-over productions. He was a very talented and creative individual. He loved to travel to unusual places and was a life-long learner. He had a voracious appetite for reading and read widely from business to travel, to religion, to group dynamics, and conflict management, and cross- cultural training and writing. We have three daughters and eight grandchildren. Two daughters are in California and one is in Alaska. (We lived in Alaska for 10 years, where he worked for World Christian Broadcasting Corporation and I worked in the educational system---on the Kenai Peninsula). We had planned to leave Hong Kong at the end of this school year and take six months to travel in Greece, Turkey, Israel, and Egypt. Death always takes us by surprise. Sincerely, Jan Hall (Mrs. Victor Hall) ******************************************** >>From: MLou Williams (60) To Jeff Curtis (69): Do you write for a living? If you don't you should! Your essay on Woodstock was VERY impressive. Really good stuff. And that's coming from a writer who sweats every word. On the same subject, it is fascinating to read the entries of our Sandstorm and see who has what kind of writing skills. Being a frustrated English teacher (who never was) and a copy editor, (who was) misspellings, misgrammar, etc. still push my buttons. But I have come to learn that in real life it is the intent of the communicant, not the actual communication, that holds value, and it helps me not see the errors of our ways. Still, when someone "waxes eloquent", like you, and Larry Mattingly, and Kay Lynch, and Jim (whose last name just disappeared through one of the holes in my brain, but was in class of '58 and is Al Parker's cousin), it is delightful! Just another reason to keep on reading the Sandstorm. Thanks Maren, for the 2-year subscription. It's worth every penny and more! Also I'd like to say "thanks" to all who offered prayers and good thoughts about my Mom and her recent surgery. Her heart stopped in the hospital room later in the day, but a quick, compassionate nurse got her back even before the crash cart arrived. She's now home, recovering well, and thanks everyone for their concern. I'm so proud of her. I bought her a computer for Christmas last year, when she was 83, and she's writing her memoirs and really enjoys the games on dark, winter nights. She's taken three computer courses and really enjoys learning. I hope to be that alert if or when I reach the 80s. -MLou Williams (60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Al Parker's cousin is Jim Russell (58) -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne (61) To Lynn-Marie Hatcher I was pleased to hear you tell your story about career changes for, as you know, I saw some of this first hand during our time together at Battelle. Your courage and unflagging spirit were always an inspiration. You asked about others who made major career changes. I, too, began in one field and shifted careers through the years. My first career was teaching English in middle and high schools in Idaho, Hawaii, and Washington State--the last six years (1974-1980) teaching at our alma mater, Richland High School. In 1980, upon receive my Masters from WSU, I began work at Battelle as a technical writer and leader of writing workshops for the scientists and engineers. The Battelle career ultimately led to developing and directing state and national science and math education programs for Battelle and the Department of Energy. After I completed my doctorate in 1997, I continued working for Battelle in Seattle as Associate Director of Education and External Relations for a year and then accepted my current position as Director of Education at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (still working for Battelle). From classroom English teacher to technical writer to Director of science education....fairly disparate "careers", yet they all fit together somehow. Even though I wasn't much of a student at Richland (Columbia) High School....was pretty much bored with what was offered....I see the seeds of my current work planted by such teachers as Tom Barton ( who later became my Masters' Advisor), Ora Cottrell, and Tom Knudsen. Later, as a teacher at RHS, I began to understand what I may have overlooked as an uninterestedstudent--some fine educators there! -Irene de la Bretonne (61) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To Jan Woods Ehrke (60WB) When you said that you had the same dress on in another picture I had to laugh, as I found out I wore the same dress in about 3 of my grade school class photos. Obviously I didn't need a new "good" dress, as mine was bought big enough to last. I managed to enjoy school enough so it didn't bother me then. Just another interesting quirk in our upbringing. Cheers, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Probably the best know Bomber Alumni sworn to "Protect and Serve" was Sonny Davis (62). A bit of adverse publicity right before he retired, but still he was a Detective at the end. -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To Terry Hutson Semmern (74) My prayers are with you and Steve for a speedy recovery. Our friend's 16 year old daughter was in a car accident just three weeks ago... They didn't think she was going to live.. Most of the damage was done to her head... She wasn't wearing a seat belt and the VW Bug rolled 6 times... She just came out of coma Tuesday and is wanting to go home. There IS power in prayer. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) Hi! This is Janie O'Neal Janssen. I doubt if anyone remembers me because my stays in Richland were short but often. My Grandmother lived at 1523 Judson for 40 yrs. My father worked for General Electric and was transferred to different places around the United States but we would always come back to the good old Tri-Cities between each job. I went to Jason Lee first grade and kindergarten. Which reminds me of the funny story. My father loved sports and would take me to the high school games with him. The first time on the Bomber field I remember the announcer kept talking about a Kenny Gardner. Well when we got home I couldn't wait to tell Mom they had a "kindigardner" playing on their team. I was very impressed that someone my age would be allowed to play with the big kids. My parents fell on the floor laughing at me, then my father explained "No Janie, that actually is a boy named Kenny Gardener and he is in high school." Then I went to John Ball elementary last part of 2nd grade. 3rd grade in New Mexico. 4th grade (can't remember the name of the school but we lived on Adams - teacher's name Mrs. Lamb. 5th grade Spalding, Mrs. Gustophson, great teacher. I remember April Snowberger (65) who helped me so much with my spelling. I walked home with Donna Hawk (65) and another girl, Nancy, who had beautiful long braids. Then we moved to Prosser and bought a farm which was a wonderful time. Longest I'd ever lived anywhere. Got really involved in school made wonderful friends. Was cheerleader, Hi-Y Queen and in student government. And my junior year my parents announced they would be transferred so we sold the farm and moved back to Richland for my senior year to live in one of my grandmother's rentals until my father's transfer to Evensville, Indiana. I'm sure you can imagine how devastating it was to move your senior year from a small farming community where you were really connected to everything to a school that was almost three times as big as your old one. I remember there were all these familiar faces but not many remembered me. But, eventually I made some really super people and when it came time to move to Indiana I said "No thanks. I'm staying right here and going to C.B.C." which was another great adventure. There are some people I would like to thank for helping make my senior year much more fun than I expected: April Snowberger, for dragging me along with her and having lunch with me every day, and Wanda (can't remember last name) but she had lunch with us. Sue Ward, what a riot we had in band) and Sue Thomas, I've got pictures of the three of us after the graduation party I could blackmail with (just kidding). Mr. Harry's band the trombone section was a riot (right Bob?). And does anyone remember Mrs. Lange (typing and shorthand)? She's my grandson's Principal at Capital Hill Elementary, Portland OR. Well I've probably said enough for now but I do share a lot of wonderful memories with you guys and it's been great reliving them with you. -Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) RE: Mrs. Lund + Teacher e-mail & snail mail To Valerie Polenz (72): Thanks for letting us know how well Mrs. Lund is doing, and that she received and enjoyed my card. For anyone else who wants to contact her, you can send mail to Mrs. L.W. Lund, 405 Barth, Richland, 99352. (It's in the phone book, so I don't feel bad about putting it here.) Valerie - you mentioned e-mail. Does Mrs. Lund have e-mail? If so would you please provide us with her e-mail address, if she okays that. HEY, here's a thought to consider. If any of us are in e-mail contact with other teachers, or have their TELEPHONE BOOK PUBLISHED addresses, maybe it would be neat to share that info with one another. I can think of a whole raft of teachers to whom I would like to send notes. Wish I had done so before Mr. Neidhold died --- but at least I got to write to his family with my thoughts on what a great guy and great teacher he was. Anyway, I think the way to do it with e-mail is to first ask permission to share their addresses with this group. But if they have PUBLISHED SNAIL MAIL info, that could just be openly shared. What do you guys think? -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Crow (70) To Valerie Polentz Topham (72) Is Rada Lund the same teacher who taught at Lewis & Clark years ago or am I thinking of a different teacher? -Mike Crow (70) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To the Semmern family I wish only the best for Steve and I hope he rallies the way I know he can. I have known him over the years and played softball and hung out with him before. He has been through a lot like a lot of us and the ups and downs that go along with life will sometimes prepare you or not for some real tough injuries like these. To Jim Crittenden (68) I remember your quarterback days at the now Fran Rish stadium. Even though some of the later teams had some success, I guess read about last years team, you were not too bad. Walking into the games I still have that same refrain of Crittendon on the carry. Who was the Bomber announcer then? The only comment I can make about Woodstock that it was great music and how they pulled that off then is amazing. I had to go to all my friends' houses with older brothers to listen to their 3 album sets to hear that crazy thing called rock and roll. Have to say to Mike Sinclair that we listened to his brother Rich's albums. We did not scratch them. Still like some of those groups music and not only because everyone likes Carlos Santana now. It was a one of a kind event and all attempts to duplicate were good to ok but never matched the original. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) To Molly Pritchett (89): Thanks for plugging my appearance on the radio where I was plugging my show with Rita Rudner at the Paramount on April, 28th. Again, I am shamelessly plugging my appearances... I'll be headlining Catch a Rising Star (I've should has risen by now) at the Silver Legacy in Reno May 23-27th. If any Bombers are going to be in Reno, call my room and I'll see about comps. Go Bombers, Brad Upton (74) PS. Jeff Curtis (69), you should have your own column in a very big newspaper! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/15/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today. Fred Suckow (55), Pete Wascher (60), Gail Cyphers (62), Maren Smyth (64), Andy Ward (68), Anna Durbin (69), Phil Jones (69), Peggy Adair (72), Anita Fravala (73), Terry Hutson (74), Dave Trent (75), Ellen Barnes (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Suckow (55) I have to agree with Carol Hollingsworth (55), the 55ers are not responding to the archives at all. I have seen letters from Ken Webster and Brad Kuiper (56), Jack Alexander and Roger Kuntz but not many others. We are the Invisible Class. Where are you folks? -Fred Suckow (55) ******************************************** >>From: Pete Wascher (60) To Mary Lou Williams (60) Hi! Like you, I'm impressed with the caliber of expression in the "Sandstorm". It's as good as you read in magazines! I guess the caliber of student and the level of teaching we received in Richland schools were pretty good, eh? -Pete Wascher (60), a skimmer of the "Sandstorm" and a fellow sweat-over-every-word writer. :) ******************************************** >>From: Gail Cyphers (62) To Janie O'Neal (65) Janie, What a funny story about Kenny Gardener the 'kindigardner' ball player. I still have many relatives in Prosser (approx 80 at one time) and used to spend many of my summers there in the 50s and early 60s. You may have known some of them. The Halsteads, Lemmons and Talbots are some of the families. They all collected in Prosser in the late 40s and early 50s and never left. When I was going to school in California in the 60s, if I could get to Prosser on my way to Richland I could always get fed... which was usually the way the trips back home went, out of money and out of food before I got to where I needed to be. You were fortunate to have had the chance to live there. It's a nice town. -Gail Cyphers (62) ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) ATTENTION: SPALDING "kids" Suzanne Linberg (71) took 5 recent pictures of our old grade school. Pretty amazing to see what's happening to it these days. I just got the pictures on the website and you can find links to the 5 pictures on the ALL Spalding Grade School Pictures page at: Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth (64) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Andy Ward Stewart (68) Date: Fri Apr 14 23:20:20 2000 Reunion: All kids from '68 Gol, it's good to see names like Lynn, Jim and Ellen. Missed you, Ellen, at the last reunion. Sure do hope you all get to come in June - It really looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. Everyone has worked so hard and your hard work is deeply appreciated. Thanks for the sight, Gary, and hope to see all of you in June. -Andy Ward Stewart (68) ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) To Jeff Curtis (69) Just want to join the others whose breath was taken away by your reflection on Woodstock and our generation and its reaction to the generation before it. I share a lot of those responses, although I know I can't write about them so well. Sometimes I wonder what happened. This vision of community and music didn't live for the long run. Maybe I am so soured because I live in such a politically conservative state, but Boomers seem to vote for the status quo and their own fiscal well-being. Have we lost that concern for others? How did we turn out to be a generation that has locked up more people, 2 million now, than any other country? I read that we have 25% of the world's prison population and only 5% of the world's population. Why have we chosen to spend our tax dollars on such a wasteful and cruel policies? I listen to John Lennon's Imagine, which was playing when my oldest daughter was born, and ask where did that world view go? -Anna Durbin (69) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Greg Alley (73) I remember Ray Juricich (****?) being the Bomber announcer in 68 and 69. My mom used to laugh that Ray would occasionally belch in the booth that too made it's way over the PA. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair (72) To Janie O'Neal (65) Janie, I do remember you; I was a good friend of your younger sister, Kathy. In fact, we were probably best friends up until the time the family moved to Indiana. We used to stay in touch, but have not done so well keeping in touch the last several years. How is she doing? If she has an e-mail address, I'd love to contact her. Weren't you a cheerleader when you went to CBC? For some reason, I recall going to a CBC Hawks football game with Kathy and your dad. I remember your folks as being really neat parents. In fact, I'll never forget Kathy had a party in the basement of your "B" House and your folks kind of catered to us sixth graders. We played records and danced the night away. The majority of the girls wore dresses and go-go boots. What a flashback! My memory tells me we danced the jerk or some hideous thing we did in the sixties. How is the family doing? Let me know. -Peggy Adair (72) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin (73) RE: Mrs. Lund If this Mrs. Lund is the same teacher who taught at Lewis & Clark (I had her in 2nd grade), does anyone remember getting masking tape put across your mouth if you didn't stop talking? I remember one day in particular, Bonnie Ihler and I would not shut up and Mrs. Lund taped both our mouths, along with several other kids in class. I also remember her using the ruler to spank our hands if we misbehaved! Oh the good old days!!!!!!!!!! -Anita Fravala Griffin (73) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) Thank you to everyone who had condolences and prayers for Steve Semmern (74). I'm sure Steve's folks and daughters appreciate all the support that can be given. As for an update, Steve went in for surgery this morning [4/13/00] at 6:30 am to repair his rib cage that had been broken which was damaging his lung. As for his condition, I think everyone is just waiting to hear. [4/14/00 5pm UPDATE] Regarding Steve Semmern - Just spoke with Rocky Semmern (Steve's brother) a couple of hours ago and was told that after yesterday's surgery for the repair of the rib cage, Steve is in critical condition with a back brace and is still on the ventilator. His back is still broken in 2 places but the spinal cord is fine. It's just a matter of waiting now and repairing of the back. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) To Joni Lee Rabena (65): RE: Calgary Bombers... Can't say I know any Bombers living in Calgary, but this Bomber just transferred to Bantrel (World Headquarters in Calgary). I was there last month for about a week getting to know my new company. What a beautiful city. My place of residence (right now anyway) is Philadelphia PA. Worlds away from Calgary (and Richland needless to say). Would love to go to Calgary for a Summer one week! Good luck, and I hope you don't play golf. The season is much too short! -Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** >>From: Ellen Barns (Bomber Mom) RE: Woodstock I just want to join others to thank Jeff Curtis (69) for such a great job of putting Woodstock in perspective for all of us and especially for the son who is writing a paper on it. I know it was crazy for you "kids" but lots of good music was going on at the time... granted I probably did not hear (or understand) all the words but that's okay. Ellen Barnes (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/16/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Roger Myers (55), Jim House (63), Gary Behymer (64), Maren Smyth (64), Janie O'Neal (65), Joni Lee (65), Andy Ward (68), Ellen Hansen (68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger L. Myers (55) Read Fred Suckow's (55) note about the class of 55 not sending in any messages, so I thought I had better respond. Brad Kuiper (cousin Brad) alerted me to this great service and I have enjoyed immensely reading the various comments. I have enjoyed reading about the favorite teachers (Fred Bruhn's real first name was Soren), remembered the fantastic times we had at Hi-Spot and reading with sadness of our classmates that have passed away. I remember Fred Suckow's 1933 "straight-8" Pontiac. One highlight that I remember was our "jackrabbit hunting" trips. Fred would drive and Bill Leach and myself would ride on the fenders out in the desert trying to shoot at jackrabbits with 22's. Not too smart but it was fun. I do agree with Fred - we need to correspond more. Thanks for the reminder. HAVE FUN! -Roger L. Myers (55) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) To Anna Durbin (69) Somehow you went from Woodstock to a comment on our judicial system. We now have 2 million and three people in prison. A fourth will be sentenced this week in Houston. If you and I try to solve societies ills here, we will no doubt be sent to the Sandbox, and I don't want to go there. Nonetheless you may want to watch "48 Hours" on CBS this Thursday for some answers to your questions. Three high school girls from my neighborhood were just sentenced to seven years in prison for 5 armed robberies featuring guns in the face of the victims while spewing obscenities. The proceeds from their first stick up went for body piercing and tattoos. The 16-year-old gang leader even had the nerve to request a change of venue hoping that the citizens of Dallas would be more lenient on an affluent, white, teenage girl. Perhaps hoping that they would only ban her from the prom this year. It will be interesting to see what spin CBS puts on the story. Maybe they will compare these girls to another teenager of a different race and gender from the inner city that got 39 years yesterday for a similar crime. Perhaps they will blame the parents. Were their parents Bombers? Certainly not! Were their parents influenced by Woodstock? Maybe, but I don't know, I spent that year in Asia. By the way, I plan to suggest CBS spend 48 hours in Richland this June for a more uplifting story, but that probably won't sell. So far, less than 300 Bombers have bought that story, will you? Jim House (63) Disappointed in Kingwood, TX, but Bomber Proud ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Want to consider the week of April 16 to April 22nd 'missing persons' week'? Leaders of the 'class reunions' can send in a listing of all of the missing members. Perhaps each reader of the 'alumni sandstorm' could take a few extra minutes to look thru the names to see if they recognize an individual and/or an unusual family name(;-) Send in your missing person and we'll try to send you any additional information that we might be able to supply... i.e. brothers' names, Mom and Dad names etc., to help you/us find one more Richland Bomber. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) ATTENTION: CARMICHAEL "kids" Suzanne Linberg (71) took 5 recent pictures of our old jr. high school. I just got the pictures on the website and you can find links to the 5 pictures on the ALL Junior High School Pictures page at: Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth (64) ******************************************** >>From: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) To Peggy Adair (72) Oh my gosh!! I can't believe it's you. Kathy is going to be so excited to get in touch with you. She lives in Longview, her e-mail address is [deleted for privacy], it's her business so don't expect to hear from her until Mon. I'll let her tell you all about her two wonderful boys and one gorgeous girl. I'm a little partial. Yes, I was a cheerleader at C.B.C. fall of '65 to spring 67. It was a great time. It's funny you would bring up that party in the basement, we talk about it every once in a while. Kathy ran into Jimmy Solburg and we went to see him play in his band. I can't remember the name of it but they play all over the world, he's really pretty good. I don't know if you remember or not but I was at that party briefly and there were boys on one side of the room and girls on the other. I asked Jim why no one was dancing and he said he didn't know how. So we proceeded to give him a crash course in dancing. He caught on really fast. And when I left you guys were in full party mode. I also remember a nice kid you two used to swoon over named Mike Burgimy (sp?) I heard he was killed in a car accident, I think Jim was with him. What a waste! He was someone special. Well, I can't wait to tell Mom and Dad I've heard from you. Let me know more about you, your family etc. so I can fill them in. To Gail Cyphers (62) Small world!! Marsha Lemon was in my class. If I remember correctly her father was a dentist or doctor. But she was in several of my classes. I saw her and her husband at the last class reunion in Prosser. She still has that beautiful thick red hair. And she seems very happy but you probably already know that. Say Hi to her for me. -Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) ******************************************** >>From: Joni Lee Rabena (65) To Dave Trent (75) Dave, If you're ever in Calgary for more than a day, e- mail me and we can show you around. RE: golf: No I don't play, but I know lots of people who do. Calgarians have devised a way to play that combines 18 holes into 9 so they play just as much golf as people anywhere! Calgary is also home to the largest underground golf course in the world; and for miniature golf, we play around the oil patch stations, so besides all of those oil patch guys, moose, deer, etc., we also are dodging bombs, etc. Calgary is beautiful! We now have gotten through the April snowstorm with just 20 cm of snow, but by Wednesday it's suppose to be 16 degrees (@ 65F) so most will be gone and our lawns will be green without having to water. Zips Forever! -Joni Lee Rabena (65) ******************************************** >>From: Ellen Hansen Lua (68) RE: memories Well, it definitely has been great reading all of the memories. I recently fractured my foot so have been sitting here reading & remembering. It is really a great site!! Some of the things I'd like to mention go back to some other comments. The wind . . yes, it has to be about the worst there is. How about the wraparound skirts we wore? If it was windy you could tell how windy by the number of safety pins it took you to get to school without coming unwrapped! I think one of guys from '68 who went into law enforcement was Nick Koontz. Am I right? Teachers - yes, we had some that really stood out in our minds. How about having Mrs. Anderson for 4th grade at Marcus Whitman & then her daughter-in-law for PE at RHS? Or Mrs. Dykes for Spanish and she had such a deep southern accent you could cut it with a knife. How did we learn Spanish from her? I also remember her stiletto heels clicking down the hall. Good ole Mr. Greenough for government - looked like Alfred Hitchcock didn't he? Mr. Britenfeldt at Marcus Whitman was the first male teacher I had - 6th grade if I remember. How about passing poor John Seaton all over the bleachers at the games? Guess that got too crazy & they have toned it down to the wave? Carmichael - oh gosh - the frightful Mr. Klucas - reminded me of Silas Marner. Who was the kid they put in his locker outside Mr. Klucas' room? B___ Wilcox? My mother (still in Richland) sent me a Richland School District Newsletter recently that was quite interesting. The Hanford cheerleaders being national champions!! AND with a gpa of 3.5!! That really impresses someone here in California where the schools & education have gone to the pits. Well, Lynn, remember I was going to be veterinarian? Have been doing cable TV for 25 years. In fact, just last month we did the 9th annual Schools Plus Telethon (10 hrs. live - 5 hrs. / 2 nights) of live broadcasting to raise money for the enrichment programs (sports, music & the arts) that have been cut so bad. We raised over $112,000 to divide up amongst the schools. It is very exciting and alot of fun to do a big live event like that for such a good cause. Besides the telethon going on we have live & taped portions of the kids performing or showing sports clips. How about the Pep Club - we had fun didn't we? I still can't hear "Wendy" by The Association without wanting to flip cards or do a hand routine. Have heard from several people via the website & love it. Guess that is it for now Oh, Maren, yes, the check is in the mail - keep up the good work. I think we all know how much is involved and really appreciate all the hard work. -Ellen Hansen Lua (68) ******************************************** >>From: Andy Ward Stewart (68) I don't know when I've enjoyed reading anything as much as I have these memories on cyberspace. I certainly want to be signed up. My name is Andy Ward Stewart and I lived at 1103 Cottonwood from 1952- 1969. I graduated in 1968 from Col-High. I went to Spalding Elementary and Carmichael Jr. High. What fun memories we all have. What a neat place to grow up. I love getting E-mail. -Andy Ward Stewart (68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/17/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10.5 Bombers sent stuff: Fred Suckow (55), Mary Lee Lester (58), Marilyn Baird (60), Mike Lewis (60), Irene de la Bretonne (61), Big Frank (62-63-64?), Shirley Collings (66), Ric McAllister (69), Steve Piippo (70), Jim Ellingsworth (74), Tanya DeMeyer (90) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Suckow (55) To Roger Myers (55) Roger, Good to hear from you. I remember a number of dumb things with the '33 Pontiac including almost hitting you one time. Glad you are surviving in spite of our teens. I hear from Bill Leach (55) once in a while. I just got an email from Chuck Holtz (55) chastising me for not paying closer attention to all of the 55ers who have written. Although, there is always space for more. -Fred Suckow (55) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lee Lester Yarborough (58) To fans of Mary Lester Thompson (L&C Teacher): My mother [Mary Lester Thompson] was involved in an accident while going through the intersection of Lee and Stevens Friday afternoon. It was not her fault (she would want you to know that). She has a broken pelvis and several bumps and bruises. Her eyes are blacking up nicely. She will be home Monday at the latest. Her car was totaled, but the '98 Jeep Cherokee which ran the stop light and crashed in to her had minimal damage. She has had numerous visitors during her stay and is in excellent spirits (she keeps the nurses jumping -- of course!) -Mary Lester Yarborough (58) [daughter] -Lee Ann Yarborough Snyder (89) [granddaughter] ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Cookie" Baird (60) Re: Jim House and CBS 48 hours It may not take that long but would love to see some kind of National Coverage on our R2K total reunion. Is there anything we can do as Bombers to get the attention of the Networks to show how much pride we have in our School and Town being formed as our lives were being formed? How about some of our Seattle school mates attacking that area first? Best to You All..... -Marilyn "Cookie" Baird (60) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lewis (60) Bombers, There's another way Bombers are unusual stuff. In literature class, lit, we were introduced to Samuel Pepys' Diary. Later, in less sophisticated turf, it slowly dawned on me that Pepys' Diary is very hush- hush. Richland was always very blasé about security, but most of the nation has not the foggiest idea what is going on and is positively stressed about it. Americans take it with humor - there are worse situations, but it explained why X-Files is such a popular program. -Mike Lewis (60) ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) Elegant statement, Jim House; truly elegant. And also very skillful. Each time I've tried to say something similar of substance, I've immediately been booted to the Sandbox!! Hooray for the fine teachers in Bomberland who must have helped prepare you for this task!! Surely Nadine Brown, Julia Davis, Bill Allen, Ora Cottrell, and even Irene Hays would be proud of you!!! -Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) ******************************************** >>From: Big Frank - "62 -3 -4" who knows RE: 2000 Reunion Bombers! There are quite a few of your fellow Bombers dedicating more time than they would care to admit to insure a successful "R2K". It is time for the Registration committee to know you will be there - it is time for merchandise committee to know how many bomber hats to order. Dare I say it's time for y'all to get off your computer chairs send those registration forms. Just a quick check of the Attendees list on R2K Home page will tell you how far we need be by two days ago. Me - an Jim will be there -Big Frank - "62 -3 -4" who knows ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) The class of 1966 will take advantage of Gary Behymer's idea which declares the week of April 16 to April 22nd 'missing persons' week.' Can anyone help us locate these classmates? CLASS OF 1966 "MISSING" Barker, David L. Bateman, Sharon Lee Betsch, Larry Gene Birge, Elva Pauline Blackburn, Ron K. Bloodworth, Joanne Carter Jurado, Margaret Ruth Coleman, Lonnie Thomas Cone, Sandra Jane Conner, John James Couch, Jr., James Joiner Crownover, Kurt Matt DeHart, Allen Wayne Dilley, Dyan Dee Ellerthorpe Countyman, Jean Ann Farnsworth, David Glenn Farnworth, Donna Lee Forte, Stephen Roy Foster Enders, Bonnie Faye Fuller, John M. Gaines, Tom Gilchrist, Jack Lee Harrison Jones, Gayle Marie Henneman, Diana Howard, Charlotte Howard, Roger T. Huxol Mink, Marvee Ann Isaacs, Edith M. Jones Starr, Colleen Mattice Kendrick LeMaster, Jody Alice Larsson, Elizabeth Lawrence, Thomas Douglas Martin, Michael Anthony Massey, Linda McDermott, Darren McDowell, II, Ernest Lloyd "Hank" McKnight, Jon Wray Miller Mason, Wanda Carol Morris Stedman, Joan Marie Morris Wick, Virginia Mason Olson, Kenneth Lyle Oman, Christine Marie Pearson, Jr., David Theodore Peterson, Sabra Ann Potter, Paul Milton Rendon Lira, Evelyn Regina Reynolds, Mary Christine Rogers Sparling, Caroline Sue Russell Clark, Marian June Saltoft, Lene-F.E.S. from Denmark Schmidt, Cheryl Ann Shaffer, Larry Martin Shields, Geraldine Mae Shoaf, Cole Gene Storms, Donald Earl Toth, Alexander Francis-F.E.S. from Argentina Turner, Jr., Thomas Fred Whittle, Michael Ray Willis Henneman, Diana Jean Zimmer, John Joseph Thanks a lot, -Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ******************************************** >>From: Ric McAllister (69) Maren: I took some pictures of TastyFreeze, Zips, Spudnut shop, old Columbia Lanes bowling alley which is now a casino, the old FingerNail etc. If you need to use any of these pictures, help yourself. Also, I'll send my $15.00 in right away.. thanks for doing such a great job! I was amazed that Anita Griffin wrote about Mrs. Lund putting tape on her mouth while attending Lewis and Clark. I was thinking about writing in about receiving that very same treatment, although I had forgotten about the ruler. That tape was a great teaching tool and also hurt like heck when she yanked it off. Funny how you never forget stuff like that! My favorite teacher at Spading was Mrs. Jones in 4th grade. She took the time to teach me to write, keeping me after school almost every day. I think of her often. I read with great admiration the story Jeff Curtis (69) wrote. Is this the Jeff that works out at Hanford? Just wondered. -Ric McAllister (69) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To Jim House (63) I took the time to watch a movie with Al Pacino titled: The Insider. You might enjoy the movie. Richland Bombers still seems to be alot of what you remember in large part because of outstanding parent support, terrific kids, unique tradition you helped establish, unique history, and a whole bunch of old Bombers working as police officers, lawyers, judges, teachers, tire salesman, insurance salesman, nurses, doctors, little league coaches, custodians, grocery clerks, scientists, engineers, technicians, cooks, coaches, security guards, and more. Here in RHS I know my kids are are being under the care of people I know and grew up with. Don't get any better than that. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Ellingsworth (74) RE: Steve Semmern To Terry and the rest of the Semmern family: My heart and my prayers go out to all of you and especially to Steve. I have known Steve since jr. High. We wrestled on the Richland High wrestling team. He is a very strong individual and I know in my heart that he will pull through this and be the same old Steve we all love. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do. Steve is a very good friend of mine and I will do anything for my friends. Again my heart and my prayers go out to all of you. -Jim Ellingsworth (74) ******************************************** >>From: Chad Walter (90 Bomber webmaster) RE: Missing bombers--Class of 1990 In response to "missing persons week" which Gary Beheymer (64) suggested we send in names of missing classmates -- here is the list for the class of 1990 Please email Tanya DeMyer if anyone knows where these people can be found. Class of 1990 — Missing Persons: Lorena Acquavella -- Sa'Matra L Anderson John L Baird-Boyd -- Angela A Baker -- Ryan P Baker Catherine J Beattie -- Crista L Belt -- Squire D Bennett Jason M Bergman -- Jim L Boggs -- Renee S Borowski Amy C Bozicevich -- Tracey M Brouillette -- Clint R Buchanan Amy L Cadd -- Tammy L Caprai -- Lori A Campbell Bridges Helen E Carrington -- Rick M Castillo -- Jason R Channel Susanne J Christensen -- Robert E Claphan Dawn S Clark -- Patrick L Cooper Brian R Cowley -- Darrin A Cox -- Heather L Crook Aaron D Darwin -- Doug R Davies -- Derek Donley Sherrie A Duncan -- Sabrina E Easterwood Brett Eastmond -- Nick B Ellingsworth Jonathan P Faber -- Candy L Fall -- Alicia M Finley Tanya A Fisher -- Charmagne L Flynn Cynthia R Fowler -- Nerissa A Freeman -- Rob H Gale David J Gentry -- Guilherme R Goncalves Stephanie R Hager -- Alan D Hahn -- Amy J Hall Tawni R Hall -- Katharine E Hammond -- Tina Harding Jeanna M Hester -- Heidi M Hill -- Christopher J Hoag Patrick J Holden -- Melanie G Horn -- Jamey D Ingersoll Hiroshi Iwamoto -- Jennifer L Janetski -- Brenda S Jessop Vickie A Johnson -- Mike Kasch -- Sharon A Kempf Jason R Killmer -- Rebecca M Kozlik -- Jon Law Campbell H Lee -- Melanie Lehner -- Judy T Lewis Glenn Limketkai -- Derek R Linklater Blaine K Longwell -- Aaron N Lucoff Jason A Maguffee -- Wendy Manthei -- Rob C Martin James I May -- Kelly Medema Bartol -- Debra Melton Geneil Mickelson -- Vicki Morales -- Stacey K Miles Phil L Nelson -- Shannon L Nichols -- Paul J Norman Greg Noyce -- Kristen E Olson -- Jeffrey D Panko Lezlee M Partridge -- David R Peters -- Jason A Pettit Matthew J Pickett -- Catherine J Pines -- Dylan P Place Jeffrey D Potter -- Kelly S Potter -- Andrea M Pratt Nathan E Pride -- Kevin L Raabe Julie M Richterich -- Shawna M Rippy Tony F Rodriquez -- Stephanie L Rummel -- Jean Sant Christopher A Schmidt -- Rebecca R Scott Jennifer K Shaw -- David Simpson -- Kerrin D Spencer Tami L Strickler -- Amber L Sullivan Bruce D Surplus -- Glen L Tan -- Michelle L Taylor Chris R Terry -- Dixie D Tidwell -- Cynthia M Todd Elizabeth A Turner -- Garrett C Venters Tatiana T Villa -- Jamie N Walker -- Kevan R Welsch Diana L White -- David B Whitney -- Chad A Womack Celeste K Wood -- Michelle L Worgull -- Carol Wright John D Young -- Shane Young Bruno P Zalubil -- Altagracia L Zepeda -Bomber Webmaster (90) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/18/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today. Doreen Hallenbeck (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Burt Pierard (59), Larry Houck (59), Verla Farrens (61), Billy Didway (66), Gerald Stein (66), Daniel Laybourn (70), Anita Fravala (73), Jim Rice (75), Gene Trosper (85WB), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) RE: '51 Missing Bombers With the big "50" reunion coming in 2001 for the Class of 1951, we'd truly like to find mailing addresses for the missing Bombers listed below: Anderson, Norma Bash, Margie Blum, Joan Burruss, Ray Canfield, Connie Crapeau, Jo Durco, Betty Finch, Anna Fullenweider, Shirley Galbraith, Marcia Gibson, Josephine Gilson, Jim Grant, Allan Grebe, Betty Guest, Robert Hauff, Richard Hemmings, Freda Hogan, James Huff, Henston Hunt, Virginia Hunter, Jiwan Janssen, Welthea Jochen, John "Buz" Johnson, Marvin Jones, Virginia Kehres, Bob King, Lewis Knapp, Kathleen Lee, LuAnn Lemon, Doris McAbee, Jerry McBee, Carl Mewley, Mary Ruth Miller, Donna Musser, John Nelson, Barbara Olson, Lila Mae Overson, Donna Rector, Jacquelyn Riggs, James Rogers, Evelyn Rogers, Kenny Saunders, Nasa Smith, Chuck Solomon, Patricia Stone, Sally Strom, Diane Struck, Henry Figuracion, Althea Tracy, Bill Wakeford, James Williams, Mae Yost, Don Appreciate any help we can get -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn (Richey (53) RE: Steve Semmern (74) I was very sad to hear about Steve's accident recently. My two brothers and I have known the Semmern family since before Steven was born. My family will be praying for his recovery. To Don and Marie Semmern and their family our prayers go with you. Maren, Your check is in the mail. What you have started has been one of the great things about growing up in Richland. You can grow up and move away but the roots you developed here has carried over for most of us throughout our lives. Being able to communicate with fellow students from when you were in school is a special gift. It's even nice to see about persons you knew and how their kids turned out. Keep up the good work. It could only happen in Bomber land. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To all R2Kers: Help!!! The R2K Committee needs to know how many people will be at the Chili Feed on Friday, June 23. At our meeting Monday, April 24, we have to commit to a food order through Richland School District for all the chili fixin's by the number of people expected. We have had 400+ registrations so far but my personal guess is between 1000 and 2000 (towards the high end by Saturday) but this is perishable food we are talking about here. What a bummer if we have to turn people away because we didn't order enough! Also, advance orders are critical for the sweatshirts, polo shirts & hats since these will have embroidered R2K Logos (obviously a labor intensive venture). Please help out by sending in those R2K Registrations as soon as possible. Thanks & Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) As I read the TCH this morning I came across this side line that said that Mr. Chris Anderson, the first principal of Carmichael had died. I know that he was in a nursing home in Kennewick. Then as I read through the rest of the paper here was the obit. for him an another person that seemed to be a grad from our fair school back in 1947, Galela Lee Myers. It is sad to loose our good friends and teachers. I was sorry to hear about Mrs. Lester Thompson I didn't have her as a teacher but I am sure she would remember me. -Larry Houck (59) ******************************************** >>From: Verla Farrens Gardner (61) Congrats to you Irene de la Bretonne class of '61 on your educational achievements. Ph'd, very good. As one of your classmates I am proud of you. Yes, I remember you Irene. I am also one of those figures who faded into the background and few of our classmates will remember. I am one of those people who remember voices, names and faces. Yes voices, serves me well at times in public places. A universal question to Sandstorm members. How many times have you reinvented yourself? Maybe the real question is how many times have you needed to change directions and guide yourself in another direction. Most who have written in seem glad they got to grow up in Richland. I will register the one negative vote, I am not proud of being from Richland and avoid mentioning that I lived there when I can. Sorry for being the cloud on many people's sunny skies. To me Richland is a hot barren land that has and was gifted with lots and lots of Federal tax dollars. A redeeming feature is that I met my husband Ken in Richland in 1972 while he was working on the project. Ken grew up in the McKenzie River area and we left a year after our marriage for the Willamette Valley an area we both enjoy very much. My Mother grew up in the Willamettee Valley - Newberg - and most summers I spent a few weeks staying with relatives enjoying the "softer" climate. Now that I have riled a few thousand people I will close with a positive statement, Richland did provide many with an opportunity to raise themselves from underemployment to a better income and future for their families. -Verla Farrens Gardner (61) ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) RE: Jeff Curtis (69) Read the truly interesting article on Woodstock. Jeff hit the reason for Woodstock exactly on the head --- PARTY. The only reason to go was to listen to music, drink cheap wine and do dope. Simple reasons for the people who went. Those were the same reasons people went to the mini-Woodstocks held here in the Northwest where local bands played, the rains came down but the people stayed high. -Bill Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Gerald Stein (66) RE: Pictures of Tri-Cities/Hanford are being declassified The other day while looking for some information on rad waste, I ran into a site that is responsible for declassifying 50,000 pictures of the Tri-Cities and Hanford's early days. The web site that has sample pictures of what is being released is: It was really interesting to see some of the old churches and schools when they were first build. Also, there are pictures of individuals. It would be neat to see if anyone recognizes anyone in these pictures. If anyone knows any more about how these pictures are being released, I would be interested in knowing. -Gerald Stein (66) ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn (70) RE: Missing persons - Class of 70 The class of 1970 will also take advantage of Gary's "missing persons' week." Can you help us locate these classmates? Almond, Mark Alpin, Angie (Dodson) Beckman, Kathy (Wood) Benson, Cheryl (Lamarche) Benson, Vicki (McMakin) Bond, Virgil Bowen Ronald Bower, Richard Brown, Michael Butcher, Dave Carey, Bill Carlson, Michael Paul Carmichael, Paula (Culverhouse) Cawley, Tom Chapple, Jennifer (Goldston) Charles, Gawain Cook, Mike Curd, Clifton (Thomas) Daling, Tom Dean, Janice (Isdell) Denton, Trina (Russell) Devries, Candy Dewey, Holly (Barbo) Dreher, Steve Dullum, Dave Einan, Steve Ervin, Pam (Brady) Farris, Judy (Rick) Forbes, Ken Fort, Kathy (Fehrenbacker) Forte, Kathy Gates, Norma George, Linda Green, Jay Griffin, William Hall, Earl Hall, Ron Harding, Brian. Harvey, Bryan Heaton., Robert Hennings, Barbara (Blake) Henry, Peter Hinch, Sharon (Parker) Hogan, Tom Holden, Brad Hollingshead, Tim Horton, Laurie (O'Toole) Hosack, Laura (Coombe) House, Judith (Atkinson) Houston, Leslee Ingawanup, Debbie Ingram, Ruth (Skube') Irwin, Cliff Jensen, Linda (Duthie) Johnson, Robert Keck, Naomi Kirby, Anne Kitchen, Kay Knight, Evelyn Knoeber, Catherine Korpi, David Kraus, Vicki (Miller) Kusler, Keith Large, Harold Leavell, Charles Leitz, Steve Leonard, David Loasby, Carol (Wood) Lorenzen, Judy (Jennings) Luke, Tim Lyczewski, Edna (Subbert) Lynch, Veronica (Wigle) Mace, Terri (Polk) Magula, Patrick Maher, Chris (Conner) Mattern, Pam (Zanella) May, Rick McDonald, Connie (Reidy) McElroy, Christine McElroy, Mike Mettling, Cynthia Miller, Bob Minor, Ann Mitchell, Dennis Moberg, Claudia (Butler) Mooney, Wanda Jean Nelson, Marcia (Peterson) Nicklason, Bill Nielsen, Mark Norwood, Sam Oathes, Gail Olsen, Greg Opgenorth, Mary Parker, Grant Peters, Lynn Privette, Charlotte (Markee) Quinn, Paul Ray , Bob Recker, Linda (Wolfe) Reninger, Steve Renner, Ketra (Anderson) Reynolds, Louis Richardson, Janis (Rodgers) Ricks, Donna (Kelly) Roohh, David Samora, Emma (Perez) Schroder, Don Schultz, Susan (Dolan) Sedlacek, Frank Shamilte, Ed Sheppard, Anne Sherrard, Ann (Batson) Smith, Connie (Barnes) Smith, Lawrence Martin Somdahl, Shirley Stanfield, Anita (Sanders) Stearns, Cheryl (Large) Stewart, Debbie (Sutter) Switzer, Janet (Schroeder) Tangen,Gary Tatro, Linda Taylor, Martha Tisdale, Rick Traeger, Ruth (Wheeler) Ulseth, Judy (Wells) Upton, Laurine (Carey) Voiland, Joe Walston, Roy Wander, Robert Wheeler, Gail (Rona) Wheeler, Jodi (Walker) White, Shawn Wirfs, Joe Wood, Nita (Timm) Wright, Patricia (Hathaway) Young, Mary Zielinski, Patty (Riedlinger) Thanks, -Daniel Laybourn (70) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin (73) A few more fond memories of going to school in Richland: How about the "hacks" the boys used to get at Jason Lee Elementary School. I was in 5th grade in Mr. Hall's class and the boys had to go out into the hall and bend over at the waist and grab their ankles. I was sure glad to be a girl! And I can't remember the biology teacher's name at Carmichael Junior High, but one day after having to tell me several times to quit talking (no, Mrs. Lund's tape across my mouth didn't teach me any lessons about talking in class!), he finally told me I had diarrhea of the mouth. Now if that wasn't an eye opener! Needless to say, I was highly insulted!!! -Anita Fravala Griffin (73) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) RE: Woodstock The reflections on Woodstock by Jeff Curtis (69) et al made me pull out the album (yes, I still have a turntable) and play it for my kids. (I had to censor the "Fish" cheer, although my guess is that my 14- year-old has heard it before.) Greg Alley (73) is right: It is good music. Last week I went and saw Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young at the MCI Center here in DC. They all looked a little grayer (and larger) -- don't we all? --but they still made great music, 3 and a half hours worth. There's even a Bomber connection; "Teach Your Children" was the Senior Class Song in 1974. -Jim Rice (75) ******************************************** >>From: Gene Trosper (85) RE: Carmichael pix Thanks to Maren Smyth (64) & Suzanne Linberg (71) for the new Carmichael pictures. Having been mostly out of the loop since leaving the Tri-Cities 12 years ago, I expected to see some pictures of a familiar place in time. Boy, was I shocked! My old junior high is no longer what I remember it to be. Kind of a bummer for me, I suppose. Oh well, nothing lasts forever. At least some of the old school still exists. Someday, I'd like to take my daughter there and show her where I went to school. First, I have to try and find my old yearbooks (which I haven't seen in almost a decade) and show her what it "used to be". Has anything similar happened to RHS? How about Jason Lee and Lewis & Clark? --Gene Trosper (class of 85 if I hadn't transferred junior year, but still Bomber at heart) ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/19/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today. Jay Siegel (61), Jean Armstrong (64), Carolyn Moore (65), Janie O'Neal (65), Lamont Worden (65), Gordie McMaster (69), Brad Wear (71), Greg Alley (73), Lisa Lysher (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) RE: The weather! To Verla Farrens Gardner (61): Yes Verla, it is hot and dry in Richland. But having experienced the alternatives, its pretty nice. I've lived in coastal North Carolina and spent many a day in 90° weather with 99% relative humidity. I've also spent some time in Alaska with -25° weather and a wind-chill of -60°. One of the memories that always made me feel comfortable was to remember sitting in the shade next to our house enjoying a cooling breeze in the evening or strolling along the Columbia in the evening listening to the murmuring of the waters. Yes it was hot, but all it took to be comfortable was a spot of shade and a little breeze. The nights were always cool enough to sleep comfortably. When I first returned from North Carolina, I really couldn't put a tangible identification to my feelings as we turned south on 395. I knew that I was home; it was hot and dry - early July, but it was also comfortable. It took many trips traveling from Kitsap County to eastern Washington to realize what was really different: you could see for miles: on a hot summer day, you could watch dust-devils dancing like enthusiastic ballerinas. If a storm were passing through, you could watch it as it moved along, and if it came in your direction, you also received an aromatic thrill. As the storm approached, there was the aroma of dust: the airborne particles being driven to the earth, then the utterly clean fragrance of the rain itself. On those occasions where there was lightening, the pungent fragrance of ozone was added to the mix. After the storm, the sage would fill the air with its perfume as if to say that that part of earth where we were at had been cleaned, bathed, and was ready for us. As for the other, the Federal moneys spent there, we all have different views on that. As one of the many who were there before the city was incorporated and have had the opportunity to visit many other cities that didn't have such a strong and substantial foundation, I feel very fortunate to have grown up in that environment. My greatest sadness is that it isn't possible to allow everyone to experience that special society. On the other hand, I really wouldn't be able to appreciate how good that we had it if I hadn't seen the "other side of the fence". Many of us have found new places to live that we call home, be we will always have that special place in our heart that is called Richland. With time, we tend to cherish those special times, that special places, those special people. They were brought together by, and will always exist in our hearts as "Richland". -Jay Siegel (61) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) IF my memory serves me correctly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAREN... I hope you have a WONDERFUL day... -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Moore (65) Maren, My check is in the mail. Thank you so much for maintaining the websites. As a result of your hard work, I have had the opportunity to talk with some of my classmates recently. The Bomber website is such a wonderful resource for keeping in touch, sharing fond memories, and a way to find classmates that we might not otherwise be in touch with. My parents were pioneers of Richland and I feel that all of us that lived there are blessed with a unique quality as a result of growing up there. Thank you again. -Carolyn Moore (65) ******************************************** >>From: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) Is Linda McKnight (65) still out there? I was reading some back issues of the Sandstorm and came across your name. I don't know if you remember me or not but I remember you. I can't believe you live in Portland. I lived there for six years then moved to Newberg. Would love to hear from you. My daughter and grandson live in Portland. Hey does anyone remember the Aqua-car? I remember being at Hat Rock with friends. We were sitting on a blanket sunbathing when this little red car drives up and right on into the river. Everyone rushed to the shore line expecting to see it sink to the bottom, as the two young boys drive off down the river laughing their heads off. Everyone was in a state of shock. I guess that invention didn't catch on because I've never seen one since. Of course, how many times do you need to drive from road to water? See ya later, -Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Lamont Worden (65) Date: Tue Apr 18 20:27:17 2000 CLASS OF 1965!! Just wanted to log in and be included among the collection of middle aged Bombers who were educated in the pre-computer era but have somehow managed to figure out how to find this web site. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I look forward to seeing many of you this summer at our big 35th Reunion. More later, -Lamont (aka: Wee Willie Worden, Wart, Valachi, Sam or Barbara, Wild One, River Rat, tent-maker, hey you, and probably other derogatories I've long since forgotten) -Lamont Worden (65) ******************************************** >>From: Gordie McMaster, '69 Bomber Webmaster RE: '69 missing list I too, will take advantage of Gary's offer to help locate our missing classmates. This is the current list for 1969. Lynn Allison, Beryl Allen Anderson John Begin, Peter Bird, Kenneth Brightman Steve Dalos, Kathy Drake Krueger Patricia Farmer Bundy, Donald Fowler, John Funderburg Jeff Godwin Jonathan Hall, Jim Hill, Sharon Hoffman, Howard Horrocks Shiela Jackson Martinson, Jackie McAllister Miller Bob Krahenbuhl Mike Livingston John Mason, Christina Muller Bergsma Sally Nelson, Teresa Newlon, Barbara Newton, Craig Nichols Terri O'Connell Blaine Peterson, Robert Putman Glenn Rinehard Darrel Smith, Steve Smith, Susan Smith, Calrisse Solomon Mahoney (married to Pat Mahoney '66, I think) Dawn Thomas, Richard Turner Randy Wallce, Donalee Wellington Hodge, Danny Worley, Vickie Workman Hornbook Your assistance in advance is appreciated -Gordie McMaster, '69 Webmaster ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Jim Rice (75): I knew I liked the class of '74, they picked our class song. I too have a turn table and about 300 albums and 45's, (yes the little ones) that I play all the time. I play the De ja Vu album quite a bit now. CSR&Y have played Dallas several times and you are right, they are getting grayer and "bigger". -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Peggy Adair (72) Yes turntables are still used and I am one of its top backers. This includes Jim Rice (75). I listened to your brother Jerry's albums as part of my music education. He had Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and some Rolling Stones as I recall. I am jealous of your attendance of the CSNY show as I had missed the one at the Tacoma Dome. Having seen Neil Young 3 times I know how good that was and I hope to buy Neil's new one out in just a week from today. Yes vinyl can still be played and to kind of quote Pete Townsend of The Who, "Long live rock, I need it every night". -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Lisa Lysher McDaniel (79) Date: Mon Apr 17 23:56:41 2000 Class of '79 Wow!!! 20 years, hard to believe. The web sites have been great. It's been great reading all the news. Oh, the fond memories of Col-High. I've made my home in Oklahoma and won't be there for the reunion this year, I'll be headed back to Oklahoma the week before from my vacation in Richland visiting family, but, I hope everyone has a great time, yeeehaaa! Lisa -Lisa Lysher McDaniel (79) ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Maren, Have a very happy birthday tomorrow. You are indeed a special lady. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/20/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem (47), Anna May Wann (49), Burt Pierard (59), Larry Mattingly (60), Micki Spears (61), Ed Wood (62), Carol Converse (64), Patti Snider (65), Peg Kestell (67), Cyndy Brooks (68), Kim Edgar (79), Gauin Moore (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) To Jay Siegel (61) A very nice tribute to our home area. I have been in FL for 12 years and your article really hit the proverbial nail on the head. Thanks. -Mary Triem Mowery (47) ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) Just thought I would take time to put a few words in. I know how all of you rave about those spudnuts, but I'm sorry I did not enjoy them. Instead we have started going to By's Burgers in Redmond every Wednesday after golf and those hamburgers are just as good as they were years ago in Richland. By comes in every Wednesday while we are there so its kinda neat seeing him again after last year's reunion. I do love reading about all of your memories of Richland. So many of you have such wonderful ways of putting your thoughts into the written word. Such talent shouldn't be wasted. Maybe we should clip the best and make a scrapbook. Something maybe I can start after I retire. Saw a few names on your "missing" lists that have relatives that we have addresses on. Will see what I can do to help you locate some of them. Good luck on your reunion this summer - sorry I can't be there. -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: ALL R2Kers (follow-up) First, all of you who have sent in registrations do not need to send a separate response to the Chili Feed nose count. We assume all ASB purchasers will be there for count purposes (although we realize some won't arrive until Saturday). Once we estimate how many registrations we will have, we will increase that number by 10 per cent to allow for "walkup" purchases at the door. Obviously, the actual registration submissions is extremely important for a valid estimate, so please get those in by Monday, April 24. Second, if you know of an unusual amount of "walkups," we would appreciate hearing about them. Carol Wise Roberts (64) has informed us of a mini- family reunion going on that weekend and that 10 additional people (above her and her husband's registration) that want to attend the feed. This is what I mean by an unusual amount. We definitely appreciate being warned of these type of circumstances by Monday. To sum up, I repeat: get those registrations in by Monday! Thanks and Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) My thanks to Jay Siegel (61) for his thoughts on Richland and government money. I would like to point out that most folks in Richland, especially the "early birds" didn't ask to be there. There was a war on and the effort was totally secret, the project vital and the energy expended by the workers did the job. This was true even up past the end of the Korean War. There was a lot of pride in the new City Of Richland in the late 50's. However I too have been reminded many times by outsiders of the money spent after incorporation. At times it was a rude verbal jab, and it hurt. When we get these pangs of conscience we need to remind ourselves of the situation. The endurance of horrible sandstorms turning the sky black at noon. Nearly 6000 workers quit in one day, creating the name "termination winds". The shortage of shade. The lack of any traditions or roots where we lived. The government control. The obviously temporary and marginal condition of much in our lives. Then they turned us loose and let us have the city and allowed us to buy our houses. Many of these were below sub-standard, very little poor insulation, marginal electrical, coal furnaces, leaky and stubborn windows, half finished basements, and countless other problems both large and small. Many of us did not even have sidewalks and some that did found them so rough you could barely walk on them much less roll a wagon or skates. Our streets were bare minimum and would be long gone if not for the "chip seal" process. We inherited a rickety outdated phone system held together with little more then spit and chewing gum and a lot of hard work on the part of the maintenance crews, and many of our sewer lines were sub-standard and not meant to last more then 10 years when installed more then 20 years before. This paragraph could go on forever. But the people of Richland (for all of their faults), are tough, intelligent, resourceful and despite varied opinions, able to make decisions. They were able, with the help of the "government money" and much of their own to make it a fine place to live. (I have traveled in over 35 foreign countries and not seen anyplace that was better in more then 1 or 2 respects). Except for the budget of Hanford, the money for Richland has turned to a dribble at this point. I am politically conservative and abhor the waste of billions on some items, but the "Richland money" was, I believe, well spent. For my part, personal opinions aside, I saw very little waste. Richlanders should hold their heads up and feel good about the city and what they have accomplished over the years to make it "our town". -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Micki "Miqui" Spears Rose (61) RE: I'm back!!! To Gary Behymer (64) Hi guys! Well, I have been away for quite awhile... actually, my father was very ill and passed away. I spent a month back in Richland, in the same "A" house my parents lived in since I was 5 (1948). Being there was very satisfying somehow... it still feels like home... no matter how long I've been away. Could you start sending me the Sandstorm again? How can I get back "issues"? -Miqui (Micki Spears) Rose (61) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Micki - You can find back issues on the Alumni Sandstorm website. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood (62) RE: Thanks, Suzanne [Lindberg-71], for the pictures, and Maren for putting them up on the web. What I can't understand is the picture with the truck in front, I suppose to show perspective. The Spalding I remember was a grand building, with magnificent steps reaching across acres to reach the huge front doors, before entering the wonderfully spacious facility that housed me during my early years. When I see the picture with the truck in front, I can't help but wonder how someone managed to shrink the size of the building down to what it has become today! Just another reminder of how distorted the memories of our early years become when these memories are not refreshed by periodic visits to the places of our youth. -Ed Wood (62) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Just got back from visiting my daughter and her family in Wenatchee and have finally gotten caught up on reading all the Sandstorms that I missed while gone. To Mary Lester Yarborough (58) Please tell your mother that I'm thinking of her and hope her recovery will be a fast one. I had her as a teacher in 6th grade at Lewis and Clark Elem. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) To R2K Bombers, Please register for the reunion, now - today. I have to have a number for the chili feed. I sure don't want to have to turn anyone away. I also noticed that the class of 1992 (my daughter's class) of the ones who say they will be coming have not registered. I know five of you, come on, get that registration in!! Would love to see you there. -Patti Snider Miller (65) ******************************************** >>From: Peg Kestell Hume (67) RE: Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall My brother, Ken Kestell (woulda been '76) just called me to inform me that the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is scheduled to be here in Albuquerque, NM April 28-30. I plan on visiting it while it is here so that I can make an etching of Mark Black's name, as he was my back yard neighbor prior to his going to Vietnam. I had a real crush on Mark when I was in 9th grade and used to stand in the upstairs bathtub so I could watch him shoot basketball......... I was devastated when he was killed. If there is anybody out there that would like me to make an etching for them, please send me that person's name. I'm not sure how any of the names are listed on the wall. Does anybody out there know? Is is alphabetical, chronological? Please send your requests to me prior to Sun. April 30, as that is the day that I will visit it. I can then mail it to you, or give it to you at R2K. -Peg Kestell Hume (67) ******************************************** >>From: Cyndy Brooks Cowman, '68 Bomber Webmaster RE: Missing Class of 1968 Good idea Gary... Amy, Phil Anderson, Eric Arnalte, Angele Barnes, Pat Benson, Gary Bloodworth, Mary Brady, Eileen Chatfield Campbell, Lloyd Chulos, James Coffman, Earl Dean, Bill Denton, James Filip, Diane Frey, Anne Frost, Rosanna Hensen, Gibson, Mark Gray, Joyce Green, Janet N. Hall, Mike Handshuh, Mary Jo Higly, Linda Turner Hill, Suellen Hodgson, Sandy Lee Hoff, Gary Holden, Cliff Hopkins, Bonnie Kenny Hydren, Kitty Bartholomew Isaacs, Earleen Livezley Jackson, Michael Jellama, Leo Kammenzind, Keith Kinney, George Knapp, James Gregory Knowles, Ada Lutton, Robert Manor, Steve Martens, David Mobley, Jane Miller, Morgan, Ken B. Mumford, Byron Munson, Patty Nelson, Bruce Newton, Roberta Davidson O'Brian, Jim Pierce, Bob Ragland, Tony Reynolds, Thomas Pat Sampath, Mohan Sedlacek, Vicki Manzo, Schultz, Jan Smith, Don Smith, Mike Smith, Roger Sparks, Leonard Taylor, Diana Grifitt Vanderbeek, Candace Wilcox, Bryon Thanks, -Cyndy Brooks Cowman, '68 Bomber Webmaster ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Aqua Car To Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) I remember seeing a couple of them around town over the years. One was read, and another if I remember was white & turquoise. I'm surprised that they aren't more common, I'd suspect the commuters over on the Puget Sound would get a lot of use out of them. Somehow though, I don't think they are as fast as the ferries they travel on to get to Seattle from Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. -Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** >>From: Gauin Moore (82) ATTN: All Band members from the early 80's I was wondering if anyone would still have a copy of a tape? Mr. Hopkins recorded a concert we did at Carmichael back in I think 81-82? Anyway it was a fall concert if I remember right, and Steve Klem had written a song that we played and also recorded. I would send anyone a blank tape so it could be copied. If anyone still has a good copy it. Thanks all, -Gauin Moore (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/21/00 16.5% PAID SUBSCRIBERS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers, 1 Spudnut Lover and 1 funeral notice today. Gus Keeney (57), Carol Carson (60), Helen Cross (62), Jane Walker (62), Frank Osgard (63WB), Rick Maddy (67), Michael West Rivers (68WB), Pam Pyle (69), Kathy Wheat (79), Another Spudnut Lover ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) To Larry Mattingly (60), RE: Richland I couldn't have said it better myself, Larry!! To Kim Edgar (79) RE: Aqua Car The Aqua Car was not a very "Sea Worthy" Vehicle. It was very much fun on a smooth lake or river with not very much chop on the water. It was not very efficient and was kind of slow. My limited experience with them was that when ever the chop got over 1 foot high they would start taking on water. Then with that water in the boat (car) it would sit lower in the water. Then it would take on more water faster, etc., etc. I think you get the picture!!! This means you had to get back to the ramp in a hurry which because of the boat's slow speed was even slower. Added weight meant that you sometimes went swimming!!! Puget Sound, I don't think so!!! One of my acquaintances in the Portland area had a Red one and I was on one of the ill fated trips. We got "Waked" by a large Cruiser. Lucky it sank as we just got back to the ramp and was easy to retrieve that time. -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud (60) To Larry Mattingly (60) Larry - thanks for the eloquent response to the liberal drivel complaining about the government money in Richland. I totally agree but, it appears this may be a subject better moved to THE SANDBOX. Looking forward to seeing everyone in June. -Carol Carson Renaud (60) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Any Bombers or anyone who used to attend Koinonians group at Central United Protestant Church which was organized and run so efficiently by Larry and Lorraine Riggs, we are hoping to have a surprise reunion to honor them sometime during the reunion weekend of June 23-25. So if you can be there, or can get this to any non Bombers who attended, please do. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who thinks they can join this group. Larry and Lorraine were and still are two super human beings who make you feel so special just by listening to you, and Sue Elliot Homan and I just got to thinking this is a perfect time to have a reunion for these two great folks. Please let me or Sue know if you can join in this, and any ideas are welcome. Right now we're hoping to sandwich it in on Saturday evening. Thanks and looking forward to the reunion. I hope my check is arriving as I write this. Oh, and Happy Birthday, Maren!! Still can't get over how surprised I was to learn that you do this from North Dakota!! The wonders of the computer. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) I'm writing this from West Harrison, Indiana which is near Cincinnati, Ohio. ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill (62) RE: '62 Missing List Please have a look at the '62 Missing list and let me know if you can help us locate our missing classmates. -Jane Walker Hill (62) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63WB) So I get back from this Bowling Tournament in Reno, and I've got a bunch of e-mails about this letter I wrote earlier this week. So I look at it and say, "What the HEY! Them ain't even my efforts!". You know what it smelled like? Would you believe them baloney sandwiches that they served with a cheese stick, some cold slaw and tapioca pudding in our school lunch for 35 cents? They even served 'em up without them stupid plastic gloves, that seem like the "thing" to wear in lunchrooms. In fact, back when I was in Miss Ruby's 7-9, we were having discourse on Homer Blackburn's tonsorial efforts ala "Bill Haley". Since everyone was trying to emulate the Fabian look (a look, which I might add, the Lost Cause Class of '62 still thinks is in style), Miss Ruby (this is about Miss Ruby), said that "Imitation is the highest form of flattery". So Someone out there, someone out there reeking of Lucky Tiger Head Balm, is trying to be "Big Frank", and there ain't but one of him/me/us. Who/whom do I suspect? You'll know him when you see him, getting out of that '84 Dodge Caravan at "Hot Desert Nights". Wayne Newton hair, Ban-Lon shirt, cut off polyester shorts, socks and thongs or brown wing tips with those black socks they gave us in basic down around his heels. A Day-Glo green "Sno-King Bingo" fanny pack to hold their smokes. They'll be sucking on a toothpick, and telling everyone about the 50 Ford, they should'a kept. He, and I'm sure it's a he, is part and parcel of the rabble from the "No hope, no class of '62". Their parts are all interchangeable like a Sears and Roebuck red wagon. If you don't believe me, ask Dick Plows (63). He told me say this. I've got no ax to grind with Dick, except for the time he told Officer Mumper he was me, and they called my Dad, and I missed two after- school sock hops at Carmichael. Just ask him. Really. Ask him. He's quite passionate about his opinion of these guys. I'm off to Felix's Big and Tall. The summer line is in and I'm gonna be stylin' in June. No socks. After they sent me home for not wearing a belt, I owe it to them, whoever "they" are. Now they got girls loadin' boxes at Costco wearing less than the strippers at the Rivoli wore, where Redman talked us all into spending $6.00. It was at state in '63, and I wore an ascot scarf so I'd look older, but that's another story. 60 some days, and 80 some pounds to go. Frank p.s. Are they gonna have a "Gator Contest", my money's on Pitts. ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To Janie O'Neal Janssen (65): I am curious if you knew Joanne Rogers (Prosser 66)? She was a cheerleader and homecoming queen of that year. I ran around with her for about a year and a half. She took off for the footlights and I took off for the sky. Actually, San Francisco with Ron Hansen (67) - 1974. Haight Ashbury was dead and Telegraph Hill was not happening. I seem to be a day late and a dollar short for these gigs in life. Anyway, I am curious as to how Joanne is doing. Roswell, NM last I heard. To Peg Kestell Hume (67): The names on the Wall are by date of casualty. For example: As you probably know, I was involved in a booby trap incident Marines called a "daisy chain". Army probably called them the same. There were three traps that went off; hitting seven of us. I was wounded by the third trap. It went off between me and Chief (Dakota Sioux). Hit me from behind and him in front. The traps wounded four and killed three of us. I went to the Wall in DC in 1998 and it helped me very much. It was an especially horrific death for Goodiron and not until I touched his name did I come back home a different person. There is something special about that place. I cannot explain what that is. Has a lot to do with why I sit on a beach and stare at Molokini, I think. On the Wall, the names appear as such, but without rank: (Pfc.) Ronald Christy Goodiron - Panel 41E - Row 066 [Chief] (Pfc.) William Harris - Panel 41E - Row 066 [Billy] (2nd Lt.) John Ruggles III - Panel 41E - Row 072 Not sure how many rows before row 066 or after 072, but these are the dead from Feb. 28, 1968. Use this to find what panel/row you are looking for. There are several, but this is a good page. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Michael West Rivers (68WB) RE: Alumni Sandstorm or THE SANDBOX Yes, I agree, THE SANDBOX is the place for my entry. I always had a sand box as a child and and always had a great time playing in them, with my "Armys". I "played NICE" (most of the time), and was a HAPPY little fellow. :o) However, I PUSHED the "button" BEFORE I thought that through. As soon as I "pushed" I thought, "Hey, I wonder if I will be sent to THE SANDBOX?" If you will forward that part to THE SANDBOX and insert the above with the last part, then others will know where to look. :o) I guess I would like to be put on the mailing list, though I have only looked once. I have been "accused" of being opinionated and at times of being, a bit to blunt. And I ask SOOO many questions. :o) For those of you who have heard (I don't know from whom, or perhaps I do...) or just "ASSUMED". My brother is NOT, an only child! On that "WB" thing. Now I always figured it stood for "would'a been", but I've seen a "wanna be" in there and that makes me feel so "LOW", "CHEAP" and all-round "COMMON". So, how's 'bout we just think of it as "WARNER BROTHERS", COOL cartoons.... Now, I'm finished here, except to say, Maren, "the checks in the mail." -Michael West Rivers 68 (WARNER BROTHERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [RE: "WB" -- means WHATEVER you "want" it to mean... woulda been, wanna be or even warner brothers. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) To Peg Kestell Hume (67) RE: Vietnam Memorial rubbings Peg, Your mention of doing rubbings from the traveling wall has caused me to realize: Here's another way to remain connected to my little old hometown, in spite of living and working some 2700 miles east. Should any of you want rubbings off the permanent Vietnam Memorial, drop me a note. I now live in Virginia, and I work just off the Mall in Washington, D.C. I take daily noon time walks out on the Mall, as my schedule permits; the Vietnam Memorial is an easy destination. Any of you are welcome to drop me an e-mail; I'd be glad to go over, locate your loved one on the Memorial, and do a rubbing. (I've often wondered how long they'll continue to allow us to do this; eventually, the names/images will literally "wear off." Many of the wonderful rubbing sites at castles and cathedrals in England have been closed for that purpose for just this reason.) All I ask is a little advance notice. There are those afternoons when work gets the better of me and my wonderful walks. Thanks, Peg, for bringing this to my attention. It also occurs to me to offer all of you any guidance, suggestions, and advice you ask for in preparation for visits to Washington, D.C. and the surrounding Metropolitan Area. Charles and I are seasoned tourists, tour guides; and, as government employees, I suppose you could also call us "Washington insiders." Don't hesitate to ask for help with your travel. -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To all of you who responded to our request for Woodstock info: Thanks so much! And, to Jeff Curtis (69): You do have a gift that many of us do not possess! Thanks for your effort and your time in responding. My son was pleased to have your perspective and gained much insight from your ability to communicate in such a wonderful manner! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: To: RE: Spudnuts HELLO, First I want to thank you for proving to alot of people around here that I'm not totally crazy. they thought that doughnuts made from potato flour sounded good, but who'd make them? Well, I remember a long time ago, I was living in Texarkana, Texas, a friend (at the time was living on the Arkansas side) brought me this very large, very light and so very delicious Treat called a Spudnut. I now live in New England (where there is a doughnut shop on every other corner) but there is nothing that can comes even remotely close that big ole doughnut. My question is, are your doughnuts of the same character as those? If so, How can I get in touch with someone with franchise information? Thank you for your time. - ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~ Donald Wayne Keefe, Class of 1961 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/22/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today. Dick Epler (52), Sharon Bee (55), Linda Belliston (63), Rick Valentine (68), Phil Jones (69), Randi Newby (70), Gene Trosper (85), Laura Gale (96), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) To Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) I agree with the sentiments you wrote: "So many of you [Bombers] have such wonderful ways of putting your thoughts into the written word. Such talent shouldn't be wasted. Maybe we should clip the best and make a scrapbook." Tastes vary, but for myself, I keep everything Jeff Curtis (69) writes in a special folder on my computer. I copy and paste the articles into Word where I reformat them and edit out the minor mistakes. I also did that with Jay Siegel’s (61) article in yesterday's (4/19/00) Sandstorm and Larry Mattingly’s (60) in today's (4/20/00) Sandstorm. I keep the contributions of many others as well all dealing with growing up in Richland. Collectively, they express what I've intuitively known all my life but which is especially difficult to put into words. So I resurrect them every once in awhile just to reawaken the old feelings. Someday, Ill give them to my grandchildren as part of my memoirs. I've read most of the published books (4 – 5) unique to Richland (e.g., Nuclear Culture, et. al.), but none were able to capture Richland the way Jeff, Jay, Larry and many others have. So thanks once again, Maren, Gary, and Richard, for making this all possible. Which reminds me: would the person who first suggested that we mail a donation of $12 to Maren please republish her address every other week for awhile? All I remember is North Dakota. But maybe that's enough. They can't have more than one post office up there, can they? -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Bee Burks (55) Just saw a message from Jane Walker Hill (62) and the address looked like perhaps she lives in Alaska. Did you once live on the corner of Perkins in Richland? If so you used to babysit our children and also my sister-in-law's children. Also does anyone know the whereabouts of Arlene Glover Miller (55)? Last I heard she was in Oregon. Maren my check is in the mail. Keep up the good work. Thanks. -Sharon Bee Burks (55) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning (63) For those of you still needing reservations, The Shilo Inn in Richland just called me and said they have 5 Single rooms available. Four Rooms with 1 Queen Bed, and there is 1 Room with 1 King. Several people have mentioned that the Shilo is booked up. Apparently they are just asking for reservations without asking for the R2K Blocked Rooms. Call 509-946-4661, and be sure and ask for the Sales Dept. and tell them you are with the R2K Reunion. Dick Boehning (63) says he still has 4 openings for GOLF on Friday morning. the 23rd. We now have over 450 ASB'S sold. But we are still concerned that there are a lot of you who plan on coming and haven't sent in your Registrations. Our Food has to be ordered by the 27th of this month. Our initial orders for many of the paraphernalia items have to be in in the next few weeks also. We can still order many of these items after the initial order, but they may not be here in time for you to pick them up at the Reunion. Not only will you have to pay shipping costs, but it is a lot more work for us Committee Members. And after the Reunion, we'll be tired and worn out from the Snake Dance and dancing at the Soc Hop. So help us out, by getting them sent in ASAP. For those of you who can't decide whether you're coming or not, Dick said there's no guarantee there will be a R3K. And think about the Spudnuts, and Cherry and Vanilla Cokes, and Cherry 7-UP's we're having Saturday morning. Can't beat that for a good breakfast. -Linda Belliston Boehning - R2K Reunion Secretary ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) RE: The Wall To Peg Kestell Hume (67) Mark Black's name can be found on the wall at, Panel 06E--Line 62 Go to the Wall page on the net at click on 'Main Search Engine' Then type in Mark Black's name and Richland Washington into the information block, this will search Mark's information.... This will work for any name listed on The Wall... -Rick Valentine (68) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Rick Maddy (67): The description of your personal trials in VietNam are very touching especially to me who didn't go but had plenty of friends, like you, who did. The sacrifices were so great. To thank you for all you gave to serve your country seems so inadequate. I'm extremely happy that your visit to the wall may have provided some peace. Enjoy your view of Molokini. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Randi Newby Tucker (70) RE: Who's looking? I got an e-mail from Linda Brandon (70WB) saying that someone was trying to find my sister Blanche (71) and Me. Well, I'm right here in Richland but Blanche is in southern CA and isn't going to make for the great time the rest of us are going to have at the big R2K I am really looking forward to see all the old COL-HI people again. We who were the Col-Hi set will always be Col-Hi even if they did change the name. I haven't been to the gym in years. Are all the trophies still there that say Col-High? Well, lots to do, if you are looking for me just drop me a line or AOL instant messenger: dinomiteRandi. Want to hear from all of you who might remember me. -Randi Newby Tucker (70) ******************************************** >>From: Gene Trosper (85) RE: Donald Keefe (61) I'm so sorry to hear about Donald Keefe's passing. I used to attend class with his nephew Bob. I met Donald one time when he was visiting Bob. A real nice fellow. If anyone knows how to contact Bob Keefe, please let me know, as I would like to offer my condolences. -Gene Trosper (85) ******************************************** >>From: Laura Gale (96) RE: Class of 1996 Hey my friends! This is Laura Gale and I just want all of my fellow 1996 graduating class to know that I am thinking about all of you and want to hear from you! My time at Richland High School was some of the best times of my entire life and soon I will be graduating from Eastern Washington University. Please let me know how all of you are doing. Bless your hearts! -Laura Gale (96) ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I missed what Jeff Curtis (69) wrote about Woodstock. Would someone who kept it e-mail me a copy, please? Thanks so much, -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/23/00 ~ HAPPY EASTER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Brad Wear (71), Kathy Wheat (79), Michelle Barrett (81) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHOA!! Last time there were only FOUR Sandstorm entries was August 15, 1999, while I was in Richland for the '64 class reunion!! Maybe everyone is dying Easter Eggs instead of reading e-mail. Maybe I'm just not getting all my e-mail. If your entry isn't here, I probably don't have it yet. Keep them coming. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To All former Tri City Brave Fans in the 50's I saw in the Tri City Herald today that Mrs. Bill (Ethel) Willets passed away this week. Mrs. Willets was the lady who played the organ at the ball games from the very first night at Sanders Field until the sixties. She had two daughters who graduated from RHS: Jeanne (54) and Carolyn (56). The funeral will be Monday the 24th at 11am if any of you knew her and would like to attend. Einan's is handling the services. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Rick Maddy (67): Rick, I just got back from the wall as well. You're right. Until you touch the names of those you know the full impact is not felt. To David Rodriguez (69): I've got something for you if you want it. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) To BJ Davis (Bomber Mom): I saw your request re: Jeff Curtis' (69) writing, then, I delete the Sandstorm before saving your address... I saved Jeff's Woodstock report, in response to my 15 yr old son's request for information for report he was doing on the 60's. If no one sent it to you, please email me and I will send it along with many of the responses to his piece. We wish everyone a wonderful Easter! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: Michelle Barrett (81) Gauin, I have a band tape, but it doesn't have the year on it and I don't have any idea what year it was made. It does say Spring Instrumental Concert. It consists of the Orchestra, Band and Jazz Ensemble, no mention of a Steve Klem on it. We do play a mean rendition of Laredo, and of course, the theme from Rocky!! If this helps you out at all, let me know. -Michelle Barrett (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/24/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today. Ray Gillette (49), Tim Smyth (62), Peg Sheeran (63), Wendy Newby (67), Sharon Lucas (68), Anna Durbin (69), Amanda Turner (89) ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) RE: Only four (4) entries to the Sandstorm today.... Well, another maybe (in addition to dying Easter eggs) is that perhaps a lot of us have been celebrating the Triduum celebrations (the most Holy three days of the entire Christian liturgical year). Hope that statement is not politically incorrect or offensive to anyone but that is what I have been doing for the last three days. Happy Easter to all Bombers -Ray Gillette (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Last Easter (4/4/99) there were 13 entries. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth (62) It's a small world. My daughter, Kelly, graduated from Hudson Falls, NY high school in 1990 with a boy named Colin Anderson. He was a good friend of hers. Colin recently was married and I just read his wedding announcement. Colin's father Craig Anderson Sr. lives in Richland. Anyone out there know him? -Tim Smyth (62) ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) To Kathy Wheat Fife (79): Can you e-mail a copy of Jeff's Woodstock piece to me, also? I also think he's a wonderful writer and can elicit such emotional response. Thanks, -Peg Sheeran Finch (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ -- there's a link to Jeff's writings about midway down the page. -Maren] ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Wendy Newby Johnson (67) Date: Sat Apr 22 11:43:00 2000 Thanks for sending this page. When my sister Randi (70) was here she put this site on my computer but my lovely son deleted it. I can't believe it's been soooooo long since I graduated. I will write more later. Thanks -Wendy Newby Johnson (67) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Sharon Lucas Simmelink (68) Date: Fri Apr 21 22:43:13 2000 Graduate of 1968 Just wanted to thank everyone for keeping the Bombers alive and a great way to stay in touch with old (ok, previous) classmates. Would love to hear from other 1968 grads! -Sharon Lucas Simmelink (68) ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) And Happy Easter to Maren who never rests, apparently. Yes, we were out there, dyeing eggs, buying candy and ham. And my 10 year old told me that she had figured out that I am the Easter Bunny because she saw I bought candy. Her daddy is the Tooth Fairy and Santa because his handwriting is on the labels and notes. Should I tell her that the science of graphology is a fraud? However, she did enjoy watching Jimmy Stewart in Harvey last night and learning what a pookah is. Ten is a cool age. Love, -Anna Durbin (69) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Amanda Turner (89) Date: Mon Apr 24 00:06:37 2000 What a nice way to stay in touch! I certainly welcome any emails from fellow Bombers! -Amanda Turner (89) ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/25/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Bomber spouse today. Marlene Maness (57WB), Ann Bishop (60), Wife of Pete Overdahl (60), Verla Farrens (61), Helen Cross (62), Steve Sawyer (65), Lynn Dodson (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Betti Avant (69), Randi Newby (70), Terry Hutson (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marlene Maness Mulch (57WB) RE: Tumbleweeds Hmmm. I had forgotten the smell of Sagebrush after a rain. Remember how inundated we were with tumbleweeds! Tumbleweeds everywhere. We piled them up and made forts. Spray painted them and hung bobbles on them for Christmas trees. As girl scouts we decorated them in unique ways. Now that the area is so developed - do you still have tumbleweeds? -Marlene Maness (57WB) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers (60) RE: Monthly Lunch for 1960 Grads This is a reminder that women from the class of 1960 will meet on Monday, May 1 at the Country Register Restaurant in Kennewick at 11:30 a.m. for our monthly lunch. Please RSVP to me if you plan to come. -Ann Bishop Myers (60) ******************************************** >>From: Maggie Overdahl, wife of Pete Overdahl (60) RE: Law Enforcement Career My husband, Pete Overdahl (60), was another Bomber to make his career in Law Enforcement. He was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany in the Air Police from '63-'66. Upon his separation from the USAF in '66 he joined the Washington State Patrol and was assigned to the Kennewick Detachment as a Trooper Cadet in Communications. He graduated from the WSP Academy in April '67 with his first assignment being in Walla Walla, WA. We met, married and after two years he was transferred back to the Tri-Cities where he remained as a trooper until his retirement in '91. From '84 to '87 he was assigned to the Executive Protection Unit for District III driving Governor Booth Gardner and other dignitaries. In '85 he was selected as the 1st Trooper of the Year. In '88 he was one of 11 troopers statewide to implement a new Safety Education Program. He spoke in classes K06 and Drivers Education in 8 southeastern counties and contacted over 41,000 students until the time of his retirement. He recalled nervously returning to RHS and Hanford HS (Mr. Jerry Neihold) to instruct in the drivers ed classes. Pete's dad was the Chief of Police when North Richland was the construction city for the Hanford Era. He was also a Police Captain in Richland for part of his 40 years in Law Enforcement. Pete was very proud of his career, however, was happy to retire and is living in Richland again. -Maggie Overdahl, wife of Pete Overdahl (60) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To Tim Smyth (62) Tim, Do you think that Colin's father was the first Carmichael principal? I'm sure you remember him if I do. Sadly, there was just an announcement of his funeral just this past week I believe. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) (your classmate from Spalding to the bitter sweet end of high school.) ******************************************** >>From: Verla Farrens Gardner (61) It was a shock to read the entry of Don Keefe's (61) death. At Westside Church, Don was a visible member of the youth group. Around 9th grade one of the youth pastors volunteered to teach song directing to interested individuals. Don took to the new task like duck to water. For 3 or 4 years, Don was up front most every Sunday morning and Sunday evening leading our youth group in singing. Don was not alone up there, either Nadine Smith (60) or MaryLou Williams (60) was playing the piano. For members of Westside who graduated from RHS in '60, '61 '62 and maybe '63 Don Keefe was a faithful steward of his duties. I chatted briefly with Don at the class of '61's 20th reunion and we each exchanged spouse introductions. Don said his Mother had died. I believe Don's Father still lives in Richland in the home where Don & his brother grew up. It feels like some of my youth has spun away at the parting of Don who was "always there" on Sunday mornings. The pace of life does seem to increase as we age. I offer my sympathy to Don's family and close friends. I was sad to hear of Don's early parting from life. Good-bye Don, fellow Westsider and RHS graduate. -Verla Farrens Gardner (61) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Sawyer (65) To Kim Edgar (79) & Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) RE: Aqua Car There was a fellow in Seattle, who before the new floating bridge was built across Lake Washington, used his Aqua Car to commute (circa 62). It was faster than fighting traffic across the old bridge and Mercer Island. He used to be part of the "traffic report" and was featured on KING or KOMO, I believe. There was also a car, red, which made more than one trip between Obstruction Pass (SE Orcas Island) and Blakley Island, a trip of a mile or so and some 20+ minutes. Currents in the San Juan Islands run to 5 knots, so Aqua Car pilots had to plan carefully around slack water. Boat traffic was minimal then and it is protected water (no swell). I don't remember him having any incidents but my father questioned his judgment. -Steve Sawyer (65) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dodson Stedman (66) RE: Last Call for Cheering Section DEADLINE: FRIDAY - APRIL 28, 2000 ATTENTION: This is the last call for "official" cheerleader, songleader and Pep Club participants for the R2K All Bomber Cheering section. Please send me your names, year of graduation and e-mail addresses or phone numbers so that I can send you the information for ordering your official designated Polo shirt and what the plans are for meeting up, etc. for the reunion. Also, if your spouses would like to sit with you during the game, please let me know so we can include them in the section. We need a head count so send this information to me NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH. -Lynn Dodson Stedman (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) Just wanted to wish EVERY ONE a Very Happy Easter. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks! Get those registrations in! Hey Gary Ell have you mailed yours in? Happy Easter Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: Congratulations To all '69ers who remember my twin brother, Robert and or his daughter Sarah (RHS class of 94) I would like to say congratulations Sarah on the birth of your son and to Robert - congratulations "Grandpa"!!!!! -Betti Avant, class of 69 and the proud Great Aunt ******************************************** >>From: Randi Newby Tucker (70) RE: Hey there sis It was nice to see that my sister Wendy (67) finally got here after all the trouble i've gone to. heheheehehehehe! Hey sis, nice to see you. keep coming back. This is a great place to find old friends and school mate, even those from grade school. Like always, time is running short. To much to do with to little of hours in the day. Hey, give Mom a big hug from me. Hope to be down soon. Your sis, -Randi Newby Tucker (70) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Hutson Semmern (74) RE: Steve Semmern (74) Hi. Good news. I talked to Steve tonight? He is out of Intensive Care and in a regular room and can talk now. I asked him how he was doing and he said he wasn't doing to good and still in a lot of pain due to crushing his pelvis. He said he doesn't remember the accident but is eager to get out of there, but has a few weeks left. He said he did not remember anybody or anything about the accident. Prayers do work, thanks to everyone. -Terry Hutson Semmern (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/26/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Bomber Dad today. Richard Roberts (49), Carolyn Eaton (53), Fred Phillips (60), Gary Webb (64), Maren Smyth (64), Anna Durbin (69), Jeff Curtis (69), Randy Newby (70), Tami Lyons (76), Betsy Theroux (82), Laura Gale (96), Mr. Dickson (Bomber Dad) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Roberts (49) To: Ray Gillette (49) You had such a logical explanation for a slow Sandstorm day on Easter. My excuse was simply that I was busy looking for Easter eggs. Didn't find many, but had a great time looking. How are things going there, Ray? The weather person tells us you are beginning to feel the pangs of hot times. I haven't heard from any of the gang for several months. Maybe they are busy looking for Easter eggs too. -Richard Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Eaton Hudson (53) TO Class of '53 Hi, Hope somebody is still around that was in the class of '53. Would love to hear from them as well as others. We live in Jacksonville, N.C. also known as the land of hurricanes and floods. My husband and I are retired - he from Civil Service and me from the county school system. We are 5 miles from Camp Lejeune, world's largest Marine Base, and 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. We enjoy doing what we want, when we want to. Hope to hear soon, -Carolyn Eaton Hudson (53) ******************************************** >>From: Fred Phillips (60) To Maggie Overdahl, wife of Pete Overdahl (60) You were absolutely right when you mentioned that Pete had a distinguished career in law enforcement, but you missed one of his most important assignments. He was a patrol boy in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. If my memory serves me correctly, we elected him as the Captain of the Jason Lee patrol boys for the 53-54 school year. Under Pete's leadership, we were completely free of corruption and scandal. Obviously, his early experiences served him well. -Fred Phillips (60) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Webb (64) RE: Craig Anderson To Tim Smyth (62) Tim, I think I worked for the same Craig Anderson at J.A. Jones, he was from the East coast and was married to a pretty lady named Sue (second wife) since divorced and I believe he had a son and a daughter by his first wife. Bill Roe (59) would know for sure as they were good friends. Bonnie Roe, move Bill's wheel chair closer to the computer so he can read this and answer. -Gary Webb (64) ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) If you haven't checked out the "Houses That Hanford Built" website recently, please do so now. I've recently revamped all the pages and included many current pictures of each letter house. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth (64) ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) Dear Great Aunt Betty and Grandpa Robert: Hey, congratulations! Don't you feel you are too young for this foolishness? I was made a great aunt a few years ago by one of my nieces and I thought sure that my hair would turn blue automatically. But it hasn't yet. I must say, it is nice to hold babies and then give them back to their mommy. Enjoy. -Anna Durbin (69) I remember you when... ********************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis (69) RE: Sufferin' Succotash Okay - here you go: ***************************************************** ***************************************************** "Mom, I'm done eating, can I go out and play now?" "No dessert till you finish all your vegetables" "I don't want dessert Mom, just to go out and play." "Finish your succotash." "But Mom.." "I said finish your succotash." "But...." "EAT YOUR SUCCOTASH!" During the 50s in Richland, the working Dad and stay-at-home Mom model was the apparent norm. I remember friends whose Moms worked and how odd that seemed at the time. Those homes were the ones at which to hang out after school, however. Moms had a lot of stuff to accomplish during the day particularly since the average household was populated with multiple children. But I'm sure that once Dad was off to work and the kids were off to school, Moms found time for some leisure. Well, after the laundry, shopping, housecleaning etc. was taken care of anyway. Bridge clubs, soap operas, chatting with the neighbors, gardening and a host of other activities provided a form of recreation to the mothers of the 1950s. My Mom, above all else, preferred entering contests. Not the "sweepstakes" form of contests which she disdained. She preferred those that allowed her more control of the outcome. She was fond of any form of competition that rewarded the creative endeavor. Therefore, if the contest format was "Tell us what you like about Metrical in 25 words or less..." Mom was all over it. And, to this end, she was fairly successful. We had a plethora of clock radios, TV tray sets, lawn furniture and table ware, the fruits of her victories. She won all three of us boys bicycles at one time or another. She helped me win a trip to the Flying Horseshoe dude ranch in Cle Elum when I was nine. I had my own horse for a week there, but that's another tale. And the succotash? Yes, I do try to keep a bit of continuity in these stories. She entered a jingle contest sponsored by Bird's Eye Frozen Foods Corp. and won a year's supply of frozen vegetables. Now, while this initially seemed like a pretty cool thing to have won, in the "free food" category anyway, a couple of issues soon surfaced. The first being that we did not have the storage capabilities for several hundred pounds of iced vegetables. Mom and Dad rented a walk-in refrigerator and would have to make a pilgrimage to stock up on a regular basis. This was not one of Dad's favorite activities especially when Mom wanted to go veggie gathering during Friday Night at the Fights with Rocky Marciano, which WAS one of Dad's favorite activities. The other problem had to do with succotash. See, I told you that I'd tie this all together. When you buy a side of beef you certainly get a lot of round, sirloin, t-bone and other desirable cuts of meat, but you also get (mostly get) a huge pile of ground beef. As it turns out, when you win a year's supply of frozen vegetables, you get a lot of peas, carrots, and beans which while they don't quite stack up with a good porterhouse, are certainly respectable vegetables. But we also got (mostly got) a huge pile of succotash. Now I'm not sure why. Maybe they had a real good year for little lima beans and corn. Maybe the name dissuaded folks from buying it in the first place and they had a large backlog needing disposal. After all, the term "succotash" sounds to me more like food coming up than going down. For whatever reason a goodly percentage of our winnings was comprised of little green lima beans mixed with kernels of yellow corn. I doubt that I could have retained a favorable attitude toward this menu item even if lightly distributed throughout the ensuing year but it seemed like it was never ending. The bottomless well of succotash. Long after all other forms of frozen veggies had played out, there was still a ton of the now freezer burned stuff. We begged Mom to buy something else - preferably not frozen. But the desire to make the most of her winnings and the fact that even frozen food doesn't last forever, weighed in against us and in the end we couldn't even get the dog to eat it. I still won't eat the stuff. Meanwhile, the Brownie Cookie Company sponsored a slogan contest and Mom began focusing her (our) efforts on it. She worked up a catchy jingle (which I submitted) and she went into the wait-and-see mode which usually followed her submissions. I, on the other hand, went about my normal day-to-day activities which at the time consisted mostly of donning the salt and peppers and heading off to Christ the King School for a brutal day of first grade at the nun-run Theocracy. For some reason, Sister Margaret Catherine had taken an immediate dislike to me. At least that was my perception at the time. Looking back it now seems like she took an immediate dislike to children in general, which may have been a prerequisite for the position as posted, I don't know. Anyway, I had escaped her wrath on this particular day and was outside during morning recess performing the duties of outside doorman for the girls bathroom, politely opening the heavy steel door as necessary for young women needing relief. This was a kind of "self - ordained" position and was drawing the evil-eye from an ever wary Sister MC. I really can't say why I was occupying myself with this endeavor. Perhaps it was because the other recess options were not that appealing either. The upper, asphalt playground was packed with kids already and the lower playground, was at the time, composed of dirt, rocks and tack weed. Whenever the terrain of the Holy Land was discussed in class, I always thought of the lower playground and its sheer desolation. And I wasn't far off. At any rate, there was no activity happening down there that would justify scraping goat heads off the bottom of my dusty shoes when recess was over and God help you if you actually tripped and rolled into the thorns. It was about then that I noticed my Dad was not only present on the upper playground but was engaged in conversation with the Black Plague. I could see them both looking at me and noticed that my Dad had obviously seen what I was up to and had a mild look of concern on his face. He probably had bigger hopes for my future. He disengaged from Her Horrific-ness and walked over to me. "Hi Jeff, whattheheckareyoudoing?" "Nothin'" "Good, good." He seemed relieved by my lack of dedication to the doorman thing. "What's going on Dad?" I said, sure that the Bad Habit had torpedoed me or something. "Well, you remember that cookie contest you and your Mom entered? Well, you won." "I did? What!? I mean - what did I win?" I said with both optimism at the prospect of getting something cool and a bit of suspicion due to the lingering taste of the succotash. "Well," said Dad, "For one thing you're going to be on TV!" Erp! Something seemed to coil in my tummy. "You get to be in a cookie eating contest! On TV!" Errrrp, urrrrgh! This time my stomach seemed to physically flip over. And things with my digestive tract went downhill from there. The show that I was to be on was an afternoon kids program at KEPR and was called Cowboy Bob's KEPR Corral or something like that. I really can't remember the name of the show but you know the drill. It was the TC's version of Yakima's Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse (which was BIG time showbiz). I suppose it competed with K-K-K-Kenny from K-K-K-Korten's - Here to bring you comic-c-cal cartoons. Of course K-K-K-Kenny gave away nose whistles he called "humanitones" which were cool for about 20 minutes which got us down to Korten's to get them and that was the idea I'm sure. But the show I was to be on featured a crude ranch set with two guys, the Cowboy Bob host guy and his trusty sidekick, a grizzled, bearded prospector character. The premise, at least the part of the show that had me watching, was that when it was time for the cartoons, Cowboy Bob would call on his partner to serve up the kids a passel of 'toons and the prospector guy would take his corn liquor bottle off his shoulder, point it toward the camera and zoom in. The cartoons would magically appear from the resulting blackness as if they were actually contained within the jug. Ahhh, another Farmer Alfalfa episode. While I pretty much liked the show, I really had never considered being on it. Until my Dad showed up at the playground and my stomach started its gymnastic lesson that is. I remember heading home from school that day feeling sick. I remember taking a bath to get ready, feeling sicker. I remember getting in the car and driving to the station feeling sicker yet. The set looked completely different than the picture I had of it in my six year old imagination. Wires and cameras and people were everywhere. The familiar part, the ranch setting was actually quite small. There were about five or six other kids there as it was a "contest" after all which indicated the necessity of "contestants". Errrrp! The grand prize was a 14" black and white portable television set. Now how wonderful would that be? My own TV. In my own room. No more Lawrence Welk. No more Loretta Young Theatre. Just Superman, Rin Tin Tin, Circus Boy and Ruff and Ready. Errrrrp, Urrrrrrgh! Gonna have some trouble here though. Lights! Cameras! Action! The show hit the air and Cowboy Bob introduced all of us and explained our presence. If he didn't introduce me as the "Little Green Kid over there..." he should have. I was not doing well at all. We were all situated around a table, in front of each of us, a paper plate full of the multiple varieties of the Brownie Cookie Company's products were piled high. I looked around and it seemed as though everyone else was having just a grand time. You know, the "Oh boy, all the cookies I can eat!" attitude that I fully resented not being able to share. When we were given the green light to "GO!" I watched in peptic horror as my comrades began destroying cookies with the fervor similar to that generated by a battalion of army ants in a stockyard. Hands, cookies and crumbs were flying, mouths were filled to bursting, cheeks bulging, Adam's apples bobbing. And my biggest concern was no longer any thought of winning this disgusting display but rather how to keep from blowing lunch all over the table on live TV. Well, it WOULD slow them down wouldn't it? In the end dozens and dozens of cookies were consumed before the "STOP!" command was given, of which I managed to get about half way through one, yes just one cookie. Cowboy Bob managed some attempt at humor with a comment about the general swine-like carnage that took place and about the "polite kid with the manners at the end of the table". So, okay I didn't get the TV set. I also had to endure a week of razzing by my friends, all of whom were watching of course. The kid that won the TV was simply beaming in a sandwich cookie induced rapture. Now THAT put me right to the edge of the barf envelope. But no one was to walk away empty handed. I was going to get SOMETHING for my miserable efforts. And I did. They wheeled out these huge boxes to all of us "losers". They each contained, you guessed it, a year's supply of Brownie Cookies. Errrrrp! Sufferin' Succotash! -Jeff Curtis (69) ******************************************** >>From: Randi Newby (70) RE: Aqua Cars Do any of you remember that there was a fellow over in Pasco who owned one of those Aqua Cars. I cannot remember if it was green or red but do remember him driving from Richland to Pasco. Pretty neat car and look at the miles he saved back then. Of course now with the new bridge from Richland to Pasco there is not the need for it now. I don't remember much about them, only seeing it cross the river. If anyone else can remember let me know. Thanks -Randi Newby (70) ******************************************** >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians (76) I was looking through an old copy of National Geographic (December 1989) and came across an article about Washington State. Amongst the many pictures, was this picture... (Can anyone identify the unnamed "booster"?) -Tami Lyons Zirians (76) ******************************************** >>From: Betsy Theroux Thoman (82) RE: Tumbleweeds I remember tumbleweeds rolling around the area. My first job was at the K-Mart in Kennewick and getting out late one night I sat in my car watching the tumbleweeds race in the parking lot. I had not thought about that in a good long time. thanks -Betsy Theroux Thoman (82) ******************************************** >>From: Laura Gale (96) RE: any graduates from 1996? Hey there friends! I am wondering if there are any graduates at all from the 1996 class. I haven't seen any entries from any so I am wondering if I am the only one. :) Please respond if you are out there. Bless your Hearts! -Laura Gale (96) ******************************************** >>From: Mr. Dickson (Bomber Dad) I can add a few words about Pete Overdahl Sr. I was on the Village Police Department in 1954-55 and Lt. Overdahl was the "B" shift Company Commander as I recall. My wife and our soon to be four children had first moved to Kennewick from Nampa, Idaho then to Richland in the Spring of 1954 and I was assigned to traffic patrol in North Richland on Overdahl's shift. I remember we drove 1953 and 1954 Chevrolet 4 door sedans and they had a heavy lucite partition between the drivers area and the back seat. One customer I had picked up at the Uptown tavern kicked out the partition while I went back into establishment for the second half of the disturbance. Anyway, Lt. Overdahl was known as a policeman's policeman and the kind of an officer you wanted to have around if the going got rough. Quite a number of us also moonlighted at second jobs because we had long changes between graveyard shift and the start of swing shift. I worked at Safeway unloading grocery trucks and I believe Lt. Overdahl worked at the Post Office in North Richland until it closed down. The work at Richland was unique in police business because there was virtually no unemployment in town. You had to have a job to obtain housing. One of the few towns in the country that had zero unemployment. A couple of other names I remember were Harrold Derricott and Fred Worrell. When No. Richland closed down I was transferred to the area patrol then into Radiation Monitoring where I stayed till 1970 and was caught in all the lay-off and shut downs of the reactors. Lots of interesting times. Mr. Dickson (Bomber Dad) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/27/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette (49), Marilyn Richey (53), Marilyn "Cookie" Baird (60), Carol Converse (64), Jean Armstrong (64), Linda Reining (64), Larry Leingang (67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Phil Jones (69), Vicki Owens (72), Greg Alley (73), Judy Foley (73), Doug Zangar (74), Jackie Shannon (76), James Becker (83), Mandy Holmes (97) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) RE: Weather in Phoenix In response to Dick Roberts (49) query on "How's the weather in Phoenix?" Well, funny you should ask. Today (Wednesday, April 26) is the predicted first day of 100 degree temperatures. We are certainly not ready for that. I'm getting ready for the four months of hibernation that we have to endure each year in order to bask in the wonderful six months of "winter" weather when the wind- chill temperatures are a balmy 72 degrees. Oh, and (for all the Parrot Heads) we had a Jimmy Buffet concert in Phoenix this week. I know at least one of our Sandstorm people is a big Jimmy Buffet fan. -Ray Gillette (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Ray - Yes, that would be MEEEEEE who is the ParrotHead. Every self-respecting Buffett fan knows his last name is spelled with TWO t's. So, did you go to the concert? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Randy Newby (70) The man who had the aqua car was an engineer out in the 300 area. I worked with the girl and later his wife in the 300 area. After they were married they had a home across the river and drove that car across the river to work every day. Carol said it saved so much time and especially gas not having to drive all the way around to Pasco and then drive back to the river. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Cookie" Baird (60) RE: Jeff Curtis' (69) Veggies and Cookies Was mesmerized by Jeff Curtis' story about sufferin' succotash, only for us it was hominy grits. I doubt if they came into our house by way of a contest, but I can sure remember them and have pictured those cans for many years. As for the cookies, I could feel for his poor stomach and almost got a little queasy myself. RE: Fellow classmate Pete Overdahl (60) Was most happy to see the posting about Pete for he is one very nice and well respected individual who has demonstrated his love and kindness for children not only as part of his duties in his law enforcement career, but in his life as well. Just ask him and he will tell you he and his wife have children all over the world, though none of their own. It's great being a Bomber -Marilyn "Cookie Baird (60) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) WOW, Jeff Curtis (69), you are some writer!! I have thoroughly enjoyed all your writings that you've sent in. You make them sound soooo REAL. I can picture your discomfort with those cookies. I'm surprised that you like any kind of vegetable today, given all that you had to eat way back when. Keep sending in those great articles. We ALL enjoy reading them. June is getting closer all the time and I'm really looking forward to the reunion!! I think we will all have a great time. Alot of hard work and effort is going into making it a HUGE success. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Re: Donald Keefe (61-deceased) Don's Father's name is Tom and he still lives on Humphreys in Richland. I graduated with his other son, Joe '64. His Mother passed away over 20 years ago. My parents were friends with them. I think my Dad worked with him or maybe they just bowled together. After my Father passed away in '87, my Mother and Tom became very good friends. They went everywhere together. They were so cute and so good for each other. After my Mother passed away in '93, I haven't visited Tom as much as I should. It must be hard for him losing a wife, a girlfriend and a son. I will make it a point to drop by and see him while I am there in June. Meanwhile I will send a card along with my condolences.. My heart goes out to the family. Does anyone know what took Don at such a young age? -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) To Jeff Curtis (69): Enjoyed your entry about succotash and the cookies -- don't think I have ever eaten succotash, but I remember my mother making cauliflower and I kept telling her I hated it --- I had never tried it, but I knew I hated it!!!!! (I was 5 or 6). It was a Friday night and I was going to get to go to the roller rink with Sally Phipps (58??) and skate, but first I had to eat the cauliflower!!!!!!!!! My mom kept telling me to take 3 bites and then I could leave the table!!! Well, that cauliflower got ice cold and I sat there with tears streaming and a temper-tantrum brewing and she still wouldn't give in. I don't remember how long I sat at that table --- don't even remember if I got to go to the roller rink, but I never made my kids eat, or even take a bite of, something that they "knew" they didn't like. -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Leingang (67) RE: Aqua Cars To Randi Newby, I recall seeing the Aqua Car one afternoon going down the boat launch at the Park and entering the Columbia River to go over to Pasco. It was quite a sight seeing a car drive into the River. I do believe it was Red in color. The only ones I've seen lately are in Old Car Collector Shows. Its been a pleasure reading the Sandstorm and finally seeing a few names that I can recall (Old Age setting in). At one time my Mother used to say that I spent too much time at the Newby household. I sure didn't think so. Good to see you & your sister's entries in the Sandstorm. Maybe I'll run into you at the R2K. -Larry Leingang (67) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) RE: Aqua cars (Randi Newby) I well remember that Aqua Car being driven (?) across from Pasco side to Richland side of the Columbia, just north of or at the north end of what is now Howard Amon Park -- but was then Riverside Park. The color, in fact, was neither green nor red. It was actually AQUA - well, maybe turquoise. The reason I remember it so well is that the first time I saw it, I was in the midst of a memorably passionate discussion (honest! we were talking!!) with my boyfriend - spring of '68. The next & last time I saw it was in nearly the same spot with my then 2.5 year old son -- fall 1976. He thought Jesus was driving it -- extrapolated that idea from the "walk on water" account in the Bible, I think. RE: Photo of unknown Bomber Booster (Tami Lyons) No, I don't know who that guy is -- I remember the photo, though. It was in the TriCity Herald, too. As politically incorrect as it may be, I sure would love to have one of those "nuke 'em 'till they glow" booster buttons he has on his headband! I am actually pacifist in my inclinations. But that button reminds me SO much of the fierce pride in our community during the years I was growing up here. RE: Zero unemployment in Richland (Mr. Dickson) & Stay-at-home Moms (Jeff Curtis) The thoughts from both of you made me reflect on some other aspects of Richland in the 50's: 1) CC Anderson the "nice" store (forerunner of the Bon) downtown closed at 4:30pm every day ---closed on Sunday, of course. This was the norm, in fact, for all the non- grocery stores in town. The Dads mostly took the bus to work, so the Moms had the family car during the day. Why would the stores need to be open after 4:30? By then Mom would be long done with her errands for the day, and home with the kiddies (school got out at 2:45 for the K- 3, and 3:15 for 4-6), and in the midst of getting dinner ready to put on the table. 2) BUT why was the lumber yard only open until noon on Saturday? Seems like that would have been their big shopping day. That was the coolest place to go hang out with Daddy, except for maybe the hardware store. But the lumber yard smelled better. Yum -- wood shavings and creosote. 3) In the 50's, a call to Pasco was long distance ($.10). Of course we didn't know anyone in Pasco, so that was no big deal. Pasco was SO far away!! The only time we went to Pasco when I was a kid was on our twice annual treks to Sears. We went once in the fall for a new winter coat, school shoes, and Sunday School shoes. Then we went again just before Easter for Easter shoes. (The Sunday School/Easter shoes were REAL patent leather in those days - not vinyl. That meant that (a) you could NEVER get them wet, (b) you had to put Vaseline on them as soon as you got home from church to try to keep them from cracking, and (c) no matter how careful you were to keep them dry and well-Vaselined, they were only good for about six months -- thus the August trip and the March trip to Sears for replacements.) 4) Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse, channel 31, KIMA, Yakima, Washington. My Brownie Troop (#31) went CLEAR up to Yakima to "guest star" on that program in about 1959. Ah, Jeff Curtis, how I can relate to being on live television, all primed and ready to BARF! I got horribly car sick in those days. And, of course, I had been selected to be the designated "speaker" for our troop. Two things saved me: (a) TV was mostly black and white -- we certainly didn't know anyone with a color TV in 1959, anyway. So no one could see that I WAS, indeed, green! (b) There was a big rainstorm in the Yakima valley that afternoon, which meant that channel 31's broadcast signal to Richland produced mostly "snow". Still, my Mom was proud of my television debut! (My oldest sister is the one who ratted Mom out by telling me that they could only see/hear about 1/3 of the program .... the rest being "snow". I thought my Mom was going to kill her for telling!) Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To Randi Newby (70): I remember the Pasco guy with the Agua Car very well. The first time I saw him, I was in Howard Amon Park by the boat launch. This dude comes driving down the ramp in the little car that looked like a Nash Rambler to me. He drives right into the water, fires up the propeller and cruises over to Pasco. In later years I met the gentleman and in fact listed some real estate for him when I was a Realtor. I remember that he had two of the cars. He reported that it saved him a lot of time not having to drive the Blue Bridge freeway and weave back to north Pasco on the river. He was a nice man and seemed to enjoy the startled reactions he got from people when he drove into the river. I was certainly one of them a few years before. The Agua Car was a handy little craft but you wouldn't catch me in it with any "big-water" -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To Jeff Curtis (69) So THAT's what succotash is! I never knew, and never tasted the stuff. After your piece, I'm quite sure that I never want to taste the stuff. Thanks for another delightful remembrance. Now, somebody help me out. Whose line was "sufferin' succotash"? Was it Red Skelton? I remember it being said with a lot of spray, but can't get the face behind the spray! -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Randi Newby (70): The one guy who had an aqua car was Don Cornell. The reason I knew him was that he was the head guy at our plant which is now Siemens. It was either Jersey Nuclear, Exxon Nuclear, ANF, or one of other names over the years. I just happened to be down at the boat launch sneaking some beers in a friend's car and saw a car drive into the river and start to float to his home across the way on the Pasco side. I didn't need too many drugs to be amazed by that without knowing it was an aqua car or whatever they are called. To Mike Davis (74) Yes that boat launch was down below the place we all know was not a Denny's. We welcome you back with any comedy comments you can muster up. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Foley Cross (73) To Jeff Curtis (69) Re: Sufferin' Succotash If you ever write a book, I want a copy. You have an amazing (and wonderful) way of telling stories. Plus, your mention of the Christ the King playground brought back quite a few memories. I never could figure out why we had to play on asphalt and rocks when there was a perfectly wonderful grassy area. I remember getting in trouble more than a few times for attempting to play on the grass. To Randi Newby (70) Re: Aqua Cars Bernie Pigg was one owner of one of those car/boats. I don't recall the color but remember the car. When I worked at the bus lot during my senior year (COE - Cooperative Office Education) he worked in the same building. -Judy Foley Cross (73) ******************************************** >>From: Doug Zangar (74) RE: Aqua cars I can remember as a kid growing up on Gowen and seeing at least one car (and maybe a second one) periodically using the boat ramp at the north end of Howard Amon Park to enter and exit the river. Seems to me it was a faded green or blue - I vaguely remember a red car as well. The driver used the shore on the Pasco side to enter/exit the water. We would always stop whatever we were doing to stare at the vehicle for a minute or two because, let's face it, those things are a bit amazing! -Doug Zangar (74) ******************************************** >>From: Jackie Shannon Hull (76) RE: Mystery Bomber #3 I think it's of Scott Bates... sure looks like him. -Jackie Shannon Hull (76) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [NOT Scott Bates... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: James Becker (83) To Randi Newby (70): My family used to have picnics, and/or just park in the Howard Amon parking lot to watch the river. Every once in a while that amphibious car would come strolling around the corner, and splash! drive right into the water. Being a youth in Richland, I didn't need much to entertain myself, so I always remember it. I think It was red, but memory has no color, so I can't be sure. I've also read a lot of comments on the tumbleweeds, and I spent 5 years in West Richland before it started to expand into the desert. I was about 2 blocks from the elementary school (Tapteal?) that was like a last stand bastion fortress for the wilderness. One day I had to avoid a tumbleweed that blocked an entire lane of the road! It was at least 8 ft. across, and 6 ft. tall. It dwarfed my little Datsun. Forget attack of the killer tomatoes, and beware the giant tumbleweeds. :) -James Becker (83) ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor (97) Hello all my fellow Bomber alums! I've been reading along as usual for the past few months, wishing I could get back to my native Richland for the R2K reunion, but it will not be. So sad. I am from the class of '97 and was recently married. My new last name is Taylor, but as that takes a while getting used to, Holmes will be much more familiar for a while. To Laura Gale (96) You are not the only graduate from your class out there, I'm sure. I think some of my fellow grads are lurking out there in cyberspace, getting up the nerve to respond and come join the Bomber gang. While you may not know or remember me, I do remember you, but facelessness has its advantages sometimes. To the rest of my fellow alums: Keep the faith and don't stop sending messages. It's interesting to see who comes and goes, all tied together by a common high school and memories. What a great way to keep in touch and abreast of Richland and RHS. And what a great way to find those you never thought you'd find. Bien hecho. Green and gold in the veins, -Mandy Holmes Taylor (97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/28/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 25 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Hollingsworth (55), Chuck Holtz (55), Betty McElhaney (57), Gus Keeney (57), MLou Williams (60), Richard Anderson (60), Dave Hanthorn (63), Emajean Stone (63), Jean Armstrong (64), Janie O'Neal (65), Joni Lee (65), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Pam Ehinger (67), Betti Avant (69), Brad Wear (71), Diane Carpenter (72), Greg Alley (73), Dan Wilson (76), Ann Mitzlaff (77), Kellie Walsh (77), Connie Mickels (79), Kim Edgar (79), Brian Belliston (81), Carianne Siemens (94), Laura Gale (96) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) To Jeff Curtis (69): Guess I missed your piece about the succotash. Would love to have you send it to me as I really enjoy your entries. When I think of succotash, I think of my Dad. He had a famous saying which he poached from some famous humorist, it went like this............. "The Pawtucket Indians are credited with the invention of succotash, for which......... the hell with them". -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz (55) Hey bombers, I'm going to Utah on vacation in the third week of May. For Bombers in Utah or those familiar with the state, are there places or things I definitely shouldn't miss? I would appreciate your input to help me plan my vacation. Thanks. -Chuck Holtz (55) ******************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) RE: "sufferin succotash" It was Daffy Duck with Mel Blanc doing the voice. Jeff Curtis (69) brought back some memories for me with food. Mine was Spinach, Hominy, and Okra boiled or fried. I went through the same thing as Linda Reining Pitchford (64). I found out that it tasted better hot than cold. Take care everyone. -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth (57) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) To Vicki Owens (72): I believe it was Sylvester the Pussycat That always said "Sufferin Succotash!!!" whenever Tweetie Pie got him a good one!!! Gad, am I dating myself or what??? -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: MLou Williams (60) To Vickie Owens (72) Sufferin' succotash is the byword of that fearless black (and white) cat, Sylvester, the nemesis of Tweedy Bird! -MLou Williams (60) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson (60) Re: "thufferin' thuckotash" Instanter than I saw Vicki Owens's (72) query about who said "thufferin' thuckotash" I e-mailed her: "The "perp", if you will, of a highly lisped "sufferin' succotash" is one Mr. Duck, specifically Mr. Daffy Duck. Mr. Duck is, of course, the most distinguished of all the Warner Brothers cartoon characters." Well...... I was wrong! Indeed, the dumbest of all possible cats, Sylvester, says ""thufferin' thuckotash." A dithpicable error on my part! Sorry 'bout that, Vicki. -Richard Anderson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) Wow, it seems there were almost as many aqua-cars in Richland as there were Denny's, dozens of 'em!! Either my memory is entirely shot, or else I lived a completely sheltered life. I don't remember any of 'em. :-) But speaking of strange cars, I do remember the little three wheeled job that used to tool around town. It was an Izzetta, or Ivesta or something like that. I mostly remember it always looked like it was gonna tip over every time it went around a corner. I also remember squeezing eleven high school kids into a little Renault [was it Margo Woods (63) driving?] one night after a J.A. [Junior Achievement] meeting at the H.S. and driving down the hill to Zips. We got a lot of strange looks when we all came piling out of that little thing. But the most amazing thing was that everybody managed to find another ride home that night. :-) -Dave Hanthorn (63) ******************************************** >>From: Emajean Stone (63) To Vicki Owens (72) I believe the phrase "sufferin succotash" was used a lot in the cartoons by Sylvester the Cat when he had trouble with Tweety Bird. After all of the wonderful news about what was happening at R2K, and making plans to be in Richland in June, the wonderful world of the legal profession has come crashing down. I am not going to be able to attend the reunion. Our firm just exploded with new cases and several trials this summer. I am going to miss seeing everyone. Is there a way to order the souvenirs and pay for the additional postage of sending the package to San Jose, CA? Would someone let me know. Thank you -Emajean Stone (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) RE: Weather in Phoenix It's not ALL that bad.. I have been here 15 years and live on the west side, in Goodyear.. Although with the growth, we are getting as big as the city.. The heat doesn't bother me that much.. You go from your air-conditioned house to your air-conditioned car, to your air-conditioned job or the air- conditioned mall.. And most of us have a pool.. It's a necessity, not a luxury.. It did hit 102 Wednesday and more to come, but like you say, the winters are AWESOME.. I do miss the Lilac Bushes, though.. Can't grow them here.. They need the freeze in the winter.. The lady at Home Depot told me that I could pack ice around the base of the tree in the winter time and that might work.. Yes, I am going to try that this winter.. I brought one home from Richland two years ago and it does real well in the summer, but loses all it's leaves in the winter.. I cut it back and right now it has tons of new leaves, just no flowers.. :( RE: Sufferin' Succotash To Jeff Curtis (69) Jeff, I want a copy of that book also... (If you ever write one).. That was neat.. Keep 'em coming.. See you all in June.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) I don't know if anyone out there remembers my grandparents Margaret and Al Underwood. They lived at 1522 Judson (I think that was the Number) and every Halloween they gave out these big five cent Hershey candy bars. In those days that was really something. I remember tricker treating with Larry Willis (65) and we had these big grocery sacks totally full of candy and some kids came by telling everybody about the lady a block away giving out nickel candy bars. I started screaming "No! Don't go there." because I knew what ever she didn't give out, I got. Greedy little thing, wasn't I? The amazing thing about that was, here were two 3rd grader kids out on the streets by themselves and no one was worried. NEVER would we allow our grandson to do that now. Of course Portland is different than Richland. Another memory, on Christmas at my grandparents house on Judson, there was a man who used to come around to the houses on Christmas Eve all dressed up as Santa and he would ask you what you wanted for Christmas. Then he would leave and just as you were all snuggled down in bed, you would hear jingle bells go by your window and Dad would yell out "You kids better get to sleep." Does anyone know who that was? His timing was perfect and he seemed to hit everyone in the neighborhood. Maybe it really was Santa. -Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [My money's on SANTA!! -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Joni Lee Rabena (65) RE: Richland House Pictures Just looked at the pictures of the Richland houses. Great to see them again. Question? Were the stilt houses just called that or did they have a letter designation to them? Can't remember. We lived in the A houses, but I had friends who were in the others. -Joni Lee Rabena (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Sufferin' succotash, was it Daffy Duck? -Patricia de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) To All Bombers of All Classes!! I would like to offer you another Bomber Souvenir!! It is a wooded picture of the R and cloud with the 2K, the one used in the left hand corner of the R2K registration form. It would be about 8x10 and cost $5. At the bottom it would say Classes from 1942 - 2000. If this is something you might like please email me in the Sandstorm. The time is near and I'm late so let me know soon. Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: sufferin' succatash To Vicki Owens (72): I believe that infamous quote with the spray is from the mouth of Sylvester of Sylvester and Tweety fame. As you recall he had(s) quite a lisp, poor guy. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Vicki Owens (72): You must have watched the same stuff I did, it was Sylvester the Cat. [LATER THE SAME DAY -- AFTER DAFFY DUCK WAS SUGGESTED] Maren, I think both of them said it now that you mention it. The same person, Mel Blanc was the voice for both. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) To Vicki Owens (72): I believe "sufferin' succotash" was said by a cartoon character - Sylvester the cat I think. Do I win the million dollars? -Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To Ray Gillette (49): Count me in as a Buffett fan. I have seen at least 5 shows and have just about everything he has recorded. I order from the Coconut Telegraph (his newsletter) and have a good selection of t-shirts from that and all the concerts. To Vicki Owens (72): Being of sound mind and a fan of the cartoon channel, I do have to say sufferin succotash would be the spittings of Sylvester the cat. Looney toons are still the best cartoons. To Judy Foley Cross (73): Yes the playgrounds of CK were either hard asphalt or dirt with big rocks on it. We played kick soccer or dodge ball or whatever the recess game of the week was. We had to take that long walk to the fields below the big pool to get the green grass. I think I still have some sand in my ears from the wind storms of the 60`s. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Wilson (76) RE: "Aqua" car I remember the aqua car very well. I used to see it quite a bit at the old Safeway store. I worked there as a box boy about '73 or 74. It was a turquoise color and I did see it on the water once. Very interesting car!!! Also, those who remember Mrs. Lester from Lewis and Clark, She was involved in an accident recently and broke her hip. She is now Mrs. Thompson. She goes to the Richland Nazarene Church as do I, and she is always telling whoever she can that I was in her 6th grade class. She is a terrific lady and I sure hate seeing her layed up. Hope and pray she has a speedy recovery. -Dan Wilson (76) ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) I do not think the picture Tami [Lyons-76] mentioned from National Geographic was Scott Bates. Don't know who it is, but not Scott. I'm jumping around entries, so hope I'm looking at the right picture with "Nukem" on his head. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) RE: Bomber Mystery #3 Hi Maren - The mystery photo is not the late Scott Bates (class of '76). Don't know who it is, but I want that button! -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** >>From: Connie Mickels Schliebe (79) RE: Aqua Car Two things I remember about being at the Cornell's house - Steve's dad showing me his aqua car and explaining how it worked (I was interested, really!), and, are you kidding? I'm not saying what the other one was!!! Hey, Sandy, Cherri, Carol... Did we have fun hanging out with those Pasco guys, or what?!?! Viva Las Vegas 2001!!! -Connie Mickels Schliebe (79) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Tumbleweeds I definitely remember those tumbleweeds. I still see them occasionally, (nothing like I used to). My grandparents have a home up on a hill in Kennewick, so a few come rolling by when it's windy. I also see them (that and the dust) occasionally along the highway when I come back to visit the Tri-Cities. I also remember be attending Tumbleweed Tech, AKA: Columbia Basin College (At least that's what they called it from 1979-1981). Anyone else, hear of it being referred to as Tumbleweed Tech? RE: Mystery Bomber #3 As far as the mystery Bomber, maybe someone could look in the year books for 1989 and a few years prior, the student is probably in there somewhere. -Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** >>From: Brian Belliston (81) RE: Is that Scott Bates? [Mystery Bomber #3] I am not sure who that is in the picture, but I do know that it is not Scott Bates. Sorry I can't help. -Brian Belliston (81) ******************************************** >>From: Carianne Siemens Shuster (94) RE: Class of 1994 e-mail addresses If anyone has any e-mail addresses for the class of 1994 please let me know so I can update the list. Thankyou. -Carianne Siemens Shuster (94) ******************************************** >>From: Laura Gale (96) To Mandy Holmes Taylor (97): Thank you for your message! I am trying to remember who you are and I am sure once I see your picture I will remember. The name sounds familiar. Thanks for responding! I am excited to hear from all of you out there! Just for information, I will be starting my internship in June working with Chemically Addicted Veterans. What are all of you up to? Your friend, -Laura Gale (96) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/29/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Gail Henderson (53), Brad Kuiper (56), Carol Bishop (57), Larry Mattingly (60), Helen Cross (62), Paula Beardsley (62), Roxanne Knutson (62), Pam Ehinger (67), Marilyn Swan (63), Michael West Rivers (68), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Dick Rushworth (70), Gary Parker (70), Vikki Kestell (70), Mike Davis (84), Betsy Theroux (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gail Henderson Renner (53) To: Carolyn Eaton Hudson (53) Hope I have the right person. I deleted instead of replying to your comment about 1953 graduates. I would love to hear from more Bombers of '53. I love everyone else's memories and comments, but there has to be more '53 grads out there. Carolyn, I live in Pensacola FL and my son is in the Marines. He will be transferred to a Marine base in North Carolina in Sept. I am not sure which one. Do you ever come to Pensacola. Would love to see you any time or at least hear from you. -Gail Henderson Renner (53) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Kuiper (56) To Chuck Holtz (55): Chuck: I have been to Utah several times and outside of skiing and the beautiful red rocks, I don't remember anything very memorable. However, a colleague of mine just told me recently that when he lived in Salt Lake City the "Headquarters" for SPUDNUT DOUGHNUTS was right across the street from where he lived. So maybe that should be your main focus. Good luck. (Now I'll wait for all of you folks from Utah to blast me). -Brad Kuiper (56) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) To Chuck Holtz (55) I am in Utah right now visiting my kids and grandkids.... and there is lots to see here.... Temple Square in SLC...... Park City..... Zion Natural Park.... Moab in southern Utah if u like to bike... rafting.... hiking etc.... Great Salt Lake..... anyway have a great time..... yesterday we broke a record.... 88 degrees..... was nice..... have fun on your trip.... -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) I often pass through Richland on my travels in the Northwest. This week for the first time in 3 or 4 years I had a few hours to kill and so drove around the "hometown" a bit. It is an interesting study in changes and contrasts. I knew the old "hanger" behind the Federal Bldg. was gone but this is the first time I really looked. It's different there without it. How many can remember when they put it up? Marcus Whitman school is gone and Carmichael is hard to recognize. Was there really a hole under the gym when they tore it down? I remember a story in the early 50's that there was supposed to be a swimming pool under a movable floor. The story was that the project got shelved. Presumably it was too difficult and expensive to accomplish. As I approached the city down the "Hanford Highway" from N Central WA I noted that contrary to the "hot and dry" that is associated with Richland, the desert was as green as I can remember. There were clumps of small yellow flowers, a dainty white, a delicate lavender, and wild Black-eyed Susan's. The sage was the blue green that precedes the almost shinny silver-blue of summer. Even the bunch-grass was trying to look good. As it has been as far back as my childhood, the houses were as different as they were alike. Some drab and ilkept. Some bright and manicured. A few were still as original as the day they were built. Some had inventive remodeling, and others need it. I grinned to myself as I saw the fade marks left by the water of the sprinklers on fences and houses. As I drove down some streets I had fleeting memories of someone, or something. Some places I paused and just looked and tried to recall why something looked familiar. I had the window down and the fragrance of lilacs was everywhere. We have them in our yard near Tacoma but they don't smell the same. I sniffed for the delicate perfume of the locust trees but they won't be out for 2-3 weeks yet. The iris were out in some yards and even a rose or two. Here and there a nice white dogwood. And...the marvelous pink dogwoods of the Columbia basin areas are the best in the state. Richland has it's share but I saw only one or two. I drove the full length of "Riverside Park". I recalled when they planted many of the trees in the North part of the park. I had to chuckle as some teenage girls squealed when hit by water balloons just as they did 40 years ago. A jeep with three young boys continued the length of the park looking for more targets. I sat in the grass near the water and watched several pair of geese guide their brood of little yellow fuzzy babies in the water. I could have laid there for hours just soaking up the sun and the past, thinking of the countless hours on, and in the river. Skiing, swimming, fishing, hunting, boating,....submarine racing.... My cell phone jerked me back to reality, my appointment would see me now. 40 minutes later I was off up the I-84 over the gap and on to more appointments in the Yakima Valley. On the road for 7 days I was looking forward to home, wife, and all that goes with them. As I looked in my mirror to see the place of my youth fade below the hill, I could not help but be, just a touch "homesick". -J Larry Mattingly "60" For those of you who like fireworks.... we will be doing a large, dynamic display at 10 PM Sat. Apr. 29 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Any of you that do go, please look me up on the North side of the casino at the fireworks site. And, we will be shooting off top of the Grand Coulee Dam, Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend for the season opener of the Laserlight Festival. This is one of the finest laser shows anywhere. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" A bit of shameless pride if I may: I just received an announcement that my oldest grandchild, Adena will graduate High School with honors. It could be that grampa will be in Mesa AZ that night. One down 6 to go. And, #2 daughter Sandra resigned her Corporate Controller position and bought the oldest active florist in WA. Chas. Sullivan Florists, in Bellevue. -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To Emajean Stone (63): I'm sorry to read that you won't be able to make it after all. But of course, the reason that your firm will be so busy is a much better reason for having to miss than it could be. I was looking forward to an Olympia Street Reunion too. I'm sure they will fix you up with memorabilia. Fondly, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) your old next door neighbor. ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) To Jeff Curtis (69): You have the best memory of anyone I have ever seen. How in the world do you recall so many details? I can't remember yesterday. I can remember babysitting you tho - many long years ago. RE: Pete Overdahl (60) I would like to say that I agree with the comments on what a great guy Pete is. His contribution to the Tri-cities should not be taken for granted. His many years of service with the State Patrol is only overshadowed by the years of caring service he has provided to this area when not in uniform. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) RE: Santa To Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) I know exactly who was that Santa Claus Coming to your grandparents' house, for he was the only Santa that came to my house also. I lived on 1500 block of Johnston Ave. one street down from Judson. Every Christmas Eve he would walk around the block going to the different house's that welcomed him in. He would come to my house around 6:30 p.m. and deliver my present. It wasn't Dad so there was no reason not to believe he was Santa. It was in my seventh grade year that I happened to look out on the front porch before he came and saw the presents sitting there waiting for Santa to arrive. That was the day I finally figured it all out. Then it was the dilemma of who had been coming all those years since I was 3 years old. This man had a very beautiful costume. Hair and beard looked so real. He was of the right stature, very short. This costume had been his father's, and he was just carrying on the tradition, allowing kids to be believers. This man would go all around the tri-cities all evening to who ever called to be put on his list. Free of charge he went all over, but guess who had the most well stocked liquor cabinet in the area! Most families would either have pastries waiting for him, or a fifth of whiskey. Many would have a shot of whiskey waiting for him in the kitchen. How do I know all this? Because he came out to W. Richland for my kids when they were young, and we had to help him into the house and back to the pick-up, one of the last stops he would make for the evening. When I was little he would come the next morning as himself, to see what Santa had brought me. He would act so surprised, like he didn't know what I had gotten, and I was so excited because he came down to see what I got! This man made believers for just a few years less than 50 before passing away. Missed only one year that I know of due to the flu. Mrs. Santa had to call everyone to say he was ill at the last minute. What a man, loved him dearly, and every once in a while I still send Mrs. Santa Claus a christmas card, just to let her know how much I loved them both. O.K. you asked for his name? Lester (Les) Goodwin was his name. Wife's name is Nedra, Son's names are Verrel, Darrell, and Casey. Verrel and Darrell Goodwin, some of you should remember from school, Casey was raised in Pasco. In the early days of Richland he would go to the (Rose Bowl) treatment center to change into his costume and then go to his own home for his kids to see Santa, and then begin his trek around Judson, Johnston. Lester's Family lived on Judson real close to your grandparent's home I bet. Tha, Tha, That's all folks! My input about the cartoons! -Roxanne Knutson Short (62) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) RE: UTAH To Chuck Holtz (55): Although I still claim Richland as the place where I go "home", I have lived here in Utah since 1964. You didn't say how long you would be vacationing here in May. Don't have any idea what your interests are but there is much to see & do here, depending on what you like. When I first came here I was so homesick, but have adapted and really love it here now. Don't know what your religious persuasions are, but of course the Mormon Temple grounds are really spectacular. And of course the infamous Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island. There are many museums in the Salt Lake City area. There are many canyons within easy access of the city. Park City is nearby and a fun place to visit. There is also the Kennecott Copper Mine visitors center, which has an educational movie, quite a nice overlook, it actually is very interesting. Utah has so many varied landscapes, there are mountains and deserts and red rock country. As I said don't know how much time you have but some really spectacular areas to visit would be the dinosaur museum near Vernal. The red rock country of Southern Utah from Kanab, clear over to the east/northeast of Moab. Near Price is the San Raphael Swell, which I didn't see until last year and it was awesome! We always go to Moon Lake in the High Uintahs and stay in the cabins during the summer and it is a beautiful area. There is much around there to see in the back country. The Flaming Gorge area, the drive from Manila south through Sheep Rock Canyon and on south to Vernal is another beautiful area. There are several National Parks in Southern Utah with some of the the most beautiful country you will ever hope to see. My advice would be to look up on the internet at Also the phone number for Utah State Tourism & Recreation/Utah Travel Council is 1-800-200-1160. Hope this helps and hope you enjoy your stay here. If you have any questions about anything specific you can email me. -Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) RE: R2K wooden plaques To those who have responded: I have 8 orders so far. Here is what you need to do. Send $5.00 to: Pam E. Nassen PO Box 8 Ronald, WA 98940 I will bring all the pre-paid plaques with me to the reunion. I will be at the registration table for the 60s; you can pick them up there. So if there are more of you out there who want one of these GREAT LOOKING wooden plaques let me know! And just follow the instruction. The colors will be done in GREEN & GOLD!! It'll be one of kind that will not be available ever again!! When they are gone they are GONE!! Bombers Rule, -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Michael West Rivers 68 (WB!) RE: A little of this...... I, too, remember the "aqua-car" and I remember "it" as BOTH "aqua" and "red". Perhaps, there were two. Hat Rock, comes to mind, so perhaps that was were I saw one. Hat Rock -- cool place. I suppose the "new" trees they planted by the parking lot have grown "quite a bit" by now. Now, were the "stilt" houses the apartment type things on the east side of Chief Jo? I always thought them "odd". And I remember them as having a "unique" smell to them. I delivered the " Oregonian" there (inherited the route from my brother, Dave) and that is were the "three-wheeled french thing" was always parked. I thought it was kinda, COOL! If I remember correctly it was light blue and white (maybe). It opened from the "nose". My entry to "name the character": SYLVESTER! And though I loved those "toons" my favorite now would be PINKY AND THE BRAIN followed closely by the ANI- MAINIACS! (if I watched) WARNER BROTHERS, of COURSE! I remember on Halloween there was one house about a block from our house (at 1002 Van Giesen -- it had to be close, I wasn't allowed to go far) that always had a BIG bowl of candy on the porch as I believe the man that lived there slept at that time. It always had candy in it so either no one took MORE than their "share" or they spent ALOT of money on candy! Try that NOW! They wouldn't even leave the bowl. I remember the "Santa" at C.C. Andersons didn't just give out the "obligatory" candy canes. One year he gave me a set of colored airplanes. He was such a NICE Santa. -Michael West Rivers 68 (WB!) ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) RE: Succotash We Gerry kids always knew when the end of the money hit before the end of the month. Mom had this recipe that rivaled Jeff Curtis' (69) succotash. She would cook vegetables (corn, green beans, peas and the ever popular lima beans and tomatoes), then she would put the veggies in nice rows in a broiler pan, put the rack on top and add one strip of bacon for each of us. Under the broiled it would go until the bacon was appropriately limp. That goodie was served with bread and butter and a bowl of home canned peaches. We did have succotash on occasion, too. Both of those meals had us filling up on bread and fruit and eating as little of the offending main dish as possible. To Jeff Curtis (69): I remember when you came into band as a sophomore in the clarinet section. I should have known you were destined for some sort of acclaim. You certainly kept John Goff (68) and I on our toes during our senior year!! -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Rushworth (70) To Dave Hanthorn (63): I believe we lived next door to each other on Hunt Point, I bought my first motorcycle from you (a Honda 65) at age 13. The Izettas you saw in North Richland were owned by Mike Astley's (70) dad, I think he had two or three of them. They were two stroke engines and the door was in the front of the car where the hood would be. The front wheels had a wide stance but the two rear wheels were very close together and yes, they tipped over very easily. Mike and the North Richland River Rats tipped over at least one, maybe two Izettas (amongst other vehicles). They were a lot like Bic lighters, disposable. Thanks for bringing up memories long forgotten. -Dick Rushworth (70) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Parker (70) To Chuck Holtz (55): Utah has become one of my favorite vacation destinations. I would recommend Arches and Zion National Parks, Deadhorse Point State Park (near Moab & Arches), and Snow Canyon State Park (near St. George). All have spectacular scenery. If you're interested the history of the area, pick up a copy of Wallace Stegner's "Mormon Country." RE: the Aqua Car: There is an aqua tour bus in Seattle. It's based on the same concept as the Aqua Car, a hull with both tires and propellers, so it can carry tourists on the streets and across Seattle's lakes. -Gary Parker (70) ******************************************** >>From: Vikki Kestell (70) RE: CK "Playgrounds" Yes, after we CK students hit 6th grade or so, the only place we were allowed to play was down the hill and on the dirt lot at the corner of the CK property. My memories of those times mostly involve surviving the dust devils spawned by spring wind storms. I'm pretty sure that the actual composition of that field was around 50% loose dirt, 10% pellet-sized gravel, and 40% goatheads — a punishing and debilitating combination. When the wind blew (as we all remember it did — and how) a girl's only defense was to hunker down, tucking the skirt of her uniform around her ankles while praying for deliverance in the form of the clanging of Sister Aurelia Marie's hand bell. Those eschewing that form of protection were probably never able to show leg the rest of their lives without some elaborate cover story to explain the permanently embedded gravel and the frequent and life- long need for "Stop Leak" necessitated by the removal of goatheads implanted at near 50 mph winds. (Most of us from that era learned early on that one was better off to leave goathead prongs IN our bicycle tires, where they worked in conjunction with "Stop Leak" as a sort of organic "plug." This was not a technique that caught on when the sticker was plugging a human body part.) I don't know for sure, but in conjunction with recent judicial trends, it seems only appropriate to now call for congressional hearings to ascertain if restricting students from the use of the pristine grass at CK for recess time while subjecting them to the physical and emotional hardships of the dirt playground wasn't a breach of our constitutional rights and negligence on the part of school administration and, at this juncture, just cause for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor. I regret that my suggestions may result a night raid on the sisters' convent by armed members of the FBI, but at my age, I haven't the physical stamina to stay up all night for phone negotiations. In any event, I'm sure the FBI's SWAT team will have their safeties on at all times. -Vikki Kestell (70) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Vicki Owens (72): Sufferin' succutash was a menu item on the many past and present Denny's here in the area! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Betsy Theroux Thoman (82) To Kim Edgar (70): I also had the pleasure of being enrolled and attending Tumbleweed Tech. I was there from fall of 82 - spring of 84. So I can vouch for the nick name until 1984. -Betsy Theroux Thoman (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4/30/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and Another Spudnut Lover today. Marilyn DeVine (52), Carol Bishop (57), MLou Williams (60), Linda Belliston (63), Gary Behymer (64), Pam Ehinger (67), Mike Davis (74), Kathy Wheat (79), Another Spudnut Lover, ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) Hi Everyone; Another man who did the "Santa Claus thing", besides Les Goodwin, was a wonderful fellow named Connie Phillips. The Christmas of '60 was looking kind of bleak for my 3 kids because I had left their Dad and moved back to Richland. We were all over at my folk's house (Harold and Olive DeVine) that Christmas Eve. We heard a knock at the door, Dad sent Keri to answer it because he knew it would be "Santa". What a GREAT GIFT for the kids and a total surprise to me!! I'm visiting Dad this weekend and he tells me Connie went all over town as Santa. A former Fireman, Connie is in a Nursing Home now. He has suffered with Parkinsons for many years. His wife died of cancer several years ago. Connie has one son who may still live in Richland. I remember the succotash but don't remember it being awful tasting. Hmmm... no discriminating palate, here, I guess! (Not good, but not awful.) Take care, all. -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) To Helen Cross (62) Do u remember Diane Pittock.... she lived on Olympia.... and would like to know if u or anyone knows where she might be these days..... Helen.... my mom died on the 18th of April.... so u won't be able to visit with her this trip.... and i know that u did visit with her on many of your trips to Richland..... but i am hoping Susie and Sandi will attend the reunion.... and u can get together.... See u soon..... -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: MLou Williams (60) To Chuck Holtz (55) Are you the Chuck Holtz from West Side Seekers fame? Regardless, when you go to Utah, if you are very lucky, you will be able to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during their radio broadcast. It's free, and it's beautiful but you have to be very very quiet... no clapping, no sneezing, etc. Mom and I were fortunate enough not only to hear them LIVE, but to hear the Utah symphony rehearsal, also in the Temple Square downtown that Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) told you about. The symphony practices in an old church building at the other end of the square from the choir. Also, if you're into genealogy at all, take a tour of their genealogy library across the street from the Temple Square. It's free also, and you'll be amazed - it's the biggest and best in the world. They have a web page now, and turned away MILLIONS the first day because more than 4 million were already connected to it! No, I'm not Mormon, I'm Presbyterian, practicing Nazarene today. And if it's hot and a full moon, go the Arches Monument at night and hope for a lightning storm off in the distance, which is a pretty regular occurrence. It's not to be missed. Other than that, there's a hole in the side of the road in the southeast corner (not as far as the big lake above four corners) where they'll make you an unbelievable eggs benedict with real hollandaise sauce if you're so inclined. Only place for miles and miles and miles... quite like Eastern Washington in the olden days! And Salt Lake itself was drowning last time we were in Utah - the wind had whipped it over the freeway both ways and drowned the beach front museum and fast food places, and the dike wasn't helping much. it truly looked and smelled like the surf was up on the ocean - salt in the air and everything. In fact, while we were braving the elements, a wise guy over the dike got blown into the water, the wind was so hard. hm... also not unlike Eastern Washington! Anyway, if you are THAT Chuck Holtz, remember Bruce Heiple and Jerry Nash and Chuck Simmons? Do you know anything about any of them? -MLou Williams (60) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning (63) Because we put a deadline on the Reunion Registration Forms, many of you have called or E-mailed Committee members to ask if it's too late to get in your Registration Forms. It's never too late to get your Forms in. We want you all to come, even if you have to Register at the Door. But the sooner you get the Forms in, the easier it is for us. We have deadlines for ordering food, etc., and we don't want to run out. We want things to run smoothly, so we "Committee Members" can have fun at the Reunion too. We are now starting to compile a "VOLUNTEER LIST", and if any of you are willing to help out during the Reunion, please contact Kathy Conrad or me. At the Registration tables, we hope to work in Shifts of an hour, or if you wish longer. The Areas we need Volunteers for are: -Decorating for Soc hop (Friday) -Clean-up after Soc Hop (Friday) -Serving at Chili Feed (Friday) -Clean up after Chili Feed (Friday) -Registration at class tables (Friday & Saturday) -Ticket Takers at Basketball Game (Saturday) -Clean-up after Basketball Game (Saturday) -Memorabilia Sales Tables (Friday & Saturday) -Spudnut Sales Table (Saturday) Don't forget to order your Bomber Silk Mum. They are only $9.67, and are beautiful. If you want your class year on it, be sure and tell them the year. E-mail Paula Beardsley Glenn. Don't forget the Trivia Contest! Send your questions to Jim Hamilton. Test will be handed out at Registration, and the winner will be announced at the Basketball Game. We will be having a DANCE CONTEST at the Soc Hop, so start practicing. And be sure to dig your old clothes out of the moth balls for our COSTUME CONTEST. Our Soc Hop Chairman, Bob Gustavson has signed on a "Surprise" Guest, and the "Sandmen" will also entertain us. For other new happenings at the Reunion, the Minutes of the last meeting are on the Reunion site. Linda Belliston Boehning '63 - Reunion Secretary ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) RE: R2K logo Wood grain Plaque If you want one, send $5.00 to: Pam E Nassen PO Box 8 Ronald, WA 98940 I will bring all the pre-paid plaques with me to the reunion. I will be at the registration table for the 60's; you can pick them up there. So if there are more of you out there that want one of these GREAT LOOKING wooden plaques let me know! They will be one of kind and will not be available ever again!! When they are gone they are GONE!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I've heard a lot of comments about the famous "aqua car". If my memory serves me correctly, I believe it was used as a delivery car at one time for Denny's. I could be wrong! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Wheat Fife (79) RE: Mystery Bomber #3 You'd think we'd know who he is with such a great picture! What class produced the button? I wish it was '79, but I don't recognize the it from the late 70's... how 'bout some of you late 80's grads looking at the picture... I'm sure someone will remember him!!! -Kathy Wheat Fife (79) ******************************************** >>From: John Koontz, Spudnut Lover RE: Spudnuts To Gary Behymer (64) What would it cost to send spudnuts to 94565 area? Thanks -j.koo Gary's Response: Sorry but I live 133 miles away from the Spudnut Shop. We'll put this one in the Alumni Sandstorm. ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for this month. Please send more. ******************************************** ******************************************** March, 2000 ~ May, 2000