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17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/1/00 ALL Bomber Alumni Links site has had 120,549 Bomber hits. Alumni Sandstorm site has had 35,474 Bomber hits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers & some funeral notice stuff today. Bev Smith (52), Mike Clowes (54), Marlene Manness (57WB), Cookie Baird (60), Dennis Robertson (60), John Adkins (62), Leoma Coles (63), Ron Richards (63), Gregor Hanson (65), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), John Allen (66), Ted Smith (66), Dave Painter (72), Jeanne LaCroix (77), Julie Ham (77), Kim Edgar (79), Dawn Backer (81), Amanda Hitt (86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bev Smith Jochen (52) RE: Bob Miller (52) 1934-11/12/98 For over a year and a half I have been bothered by the fact that we had no obituary nor remembrance of any kind with which to honor our deceased classmate and friend, Bob Miller. And now, thanks to the input of Patti Cole Pierce (52), Bert Adkins Shipman (52) and most especially Virginia Miller (49), I was able to scan and insert two items from the Telluride [CO] Weekly Planet's editorial page where Bob's contribution to the Adaptive Ski Program - among other things - is discussed. If you will please "point & click!" on the following URL, Click on [1952] and once there, find Bob Miller (deceased) in black, underlined font, then "point & click!" on *that* which will take you to the "RIP tribute" that Maren enhanced and got all ready for me to install and is now in place for your viewing... You can also go directly to the site by entering the following into your browser: Find Miller on this page and click. Let me know what you think! Suggestions, additions, etc. welcome! Also! If you will notice - at the top of the 1952 web page - we feature Lewis & Clark and Sacajawea grade school pictures taken in 1946-7. I am trying to locate similar pictures of Marcus Whitman and Jefferson (equal exposure) to form a "quadrangle", completing the display. If anyone has either of those two pictures and would be willing to allow me "scanning privileges", I would appreciate it very much and would return them right away... Thanks! -Bev Smith Jochen (52) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Tom Tracy (55) My memory has faded faster than... No, I was not the DJ at the noon dances in the Girls' gym (for you youngsters that was the original gym for the then "new" high school). Don't even remember them, which means they may have started during your senior year. Sounds like it might have been fun. Certainly more fun than having dances during P.E. in the ninth grade. As for "Cousin" Ben and the Tucker raffle; I think that happened before we were "blessed" with his presence. It was more than likely a publicity stunt put on by someone who wanted the Tucker agency. In any event, both the Tucker and the agency were short lived. Other mundane subjects: Wasn't the "Rose Bowl" at the south end of town on the river side of GWW, just before you got to the by- pass "interchange"? This would put it on the current golf course. As for vehicles in the halls, I remember a plot to have someone drive a Crossley "Hot Shot" down the main hall as a campaign stunt during student body elections. It was more than likely nipped in the bud by the omniscient "Dutchman". Any one with thoughts on this? I really would like to write more on this, but the memory cells are growing weaker by the day. And I have to wait until September for my Spudnut fix. Always Bombers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Marlene Maness Isom Mulch (57WB) RE: Horses Hello, My late husband Miles Isom (56) and his friend Dick Theil (56) kept their horses down below the "Rose Bowl". It would warm my heart if any of you remember Miles and his horseback riding days. He had to lug his saddle, which was bigger than he was in those days, from his house on Cullum down to the pasture and back again in the evening. He had many happy memories of the hours he spent on the back of a horse. -Marlene Maness Isom Mulch (57WB) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Cookie" Baird Singletary (60) Mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug 5th for a North Richland get together in the Park. It will be a BYOF lunch time picnic and there will be a big sign marking the location behind the Hanford House. Please pass the word to anyone you know who attended John Ball or lived in North Richland. Bombers do it better together... -Marilyn "Cookie" Baird Singletary (60) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) RE: Request for Info Was just curious about Bombers living on the Long Beach Peninsula. Getting ready to retire (early medical) and Doctor says sea level with sea air is ideal climate. Wife and I Fell in love with internet browsing of the peninsula but would like more from any Bombers in the area. Send email to: Thanks and if your a class of 60 bomber see ya this weekend. -Dennis Robertson Beatty (60) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) RE: The R2K CD Photo Album Beginning today (8-1-2000 and until 8-30-2000) I will accept and fill orders for the CD Photo Album. There are over 500 images in JPG format on the CD. I have tested and successfully read the files on IBM, IBM look alike, and IMAC computers. Please send a check for $10.00 payable to the R2K Committee, and include your mailing address - you know so I can send you the CD by mail. I will work the CD orders as I receive them at a best effort pace (I do not intend to stay up all night to fill orders). I truly believe you will enjoy these memories of R2K. Let me thank all the folks who have contributed pictures to the Bomber Web Site, Dave Isakson (63), Judy Willox Hodge (61), Sue Elliott Homan (62), Patti Snider Miller (65), Dave McAdie (79), and David Rivers (65) for making images available for this CD. -John Adkins (62) R2K Committee 2409 Boulder Richland, WA 99352 ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles (63) Thanks to Dave Hanthorn (63) for the memories! It is great to be able to have friends with all that information about our past... hope to hear more from the class of '63. Take care, -Leoma Coles (63) ******************************************** >>From: Ron Richards (63) To: Jim Hamilton (63) I'm happy to see that you are concerned about the endangered Snake River salmon, but don't worry about my fishing adversely impacting them. Many studies have shown that all 900 or so of the Southeast Alaska trollers only catch two or three of the endangered Snake River salmon a year. Think dams, Jim, if you're looking for some way to help those fish. And I could make a suggestion on which way to vote in Washington's U.S. Senator race this November, but that would be political. -Ron Richards (63) ******************************************** >>From: Gregor Hanson (65) RE: Class Song, motto, colors, flower, scholars, et al for '65 Fellow Bombers - I'll jump in and provide information with regard to the recently discussed topic of class song, motto, colors, flower, scholars, etc. for the renowned Bomber class of 1965 - celebrating our 35th class reunion August 11-13 at the "Desert Inn"/Hanford House. Sandra Hardin Koontz (65) has already informed the readers of her heart touching story of the special needs person singing our class song of "Climb Every Mountain" acapella. This was definitely a song selected from the "music of the times" even though we dissed the Beatles, Beach Boys, Monkees, Dave Clark Five, etc. I'm sure that tune makes you want to sharpen the needle in your phonograph/record player, set the turntable speed to 33 1/3 or 78 or whatever, and place the large wax record album on the center spindle - or clean off the heads of your 8 track player, pop in the tape cartridge - and picture Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp family running through the flowers in the mountains singing the melody from the Sound of Music soundtrack. Seems ironic that we have lost two of our class members in mountain climbing accidents!! Class colors - mint green and ivory white. Guess most classes must search the 64 count Crayola box to come up with their chosen colors such as ice blue, fuchsia, magenta, sterling silver, etc. instead of Bomber Green and Gold!! Class motto - Vini Vidi Vici - translation: "We Came - We Saw - We Conquered" Obviously not a statement for our class's basketball team as we became fondly remembered as the one, if not the only, Bomber hoop team from the mid 50s to mid 70s NOT to make it to the Regional and/or State tournament!! Yakima's Davis and Eisenhower high schools had outstanding teams that year and represented the conference with Davis winning the state title with an undefeated season. Class flower - Iris Top scholars - Gaynor Dawson - co-valedictorian Paige Wheeler - co-valedictorian Marsha Dallaire - co-salutatorian Bob LeClair - co-salutatorian Our class of '65 was well represented at the recent R2K with almost 100 classmates attending and two players on the alumni basketball team. Hope to see as many as possible at the Class of '65's 35 year reunion in less than 2 weeks!! Anyone wanting to play golf that weekend drop me a note so I can schedule tee times. Bomber Cheers! -Gregor Hanson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Dear Myrna and Lequita, It is such fun reading your comments here! I grew up with both of you in my life in our church. To me you were both unique, beautiful and somewhat mysterious women.(girls).Don't ask why, I don't know. Anyway, you are not forgotten---also your wonderful mother and humourous father are in my memory forever. Thank YOU for the memories, Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ps--Tom Tracy, where is your sister JoAnn? ******************************************** >>From: John Allen (66) RE: COLORS I would like to second the sentiment expressed by Jim House (63) in the 7/31/00 SANDSTORM regarding the individual class colors. When I first started seeing all this color drivel appear about a week or two ago, it occurred to me that you could pretty much determine which were the classes where the GUYS bothered to participate in the voting. Of course Green & Gold were never options, but in the case of the Class of '66 (Pink & Burgundy), I suspect the Gals probably manipulated the voting so that we guys blew it off and they got their way. As I remember (and I hate to), even our graduation togas were those awful colors. What's wrong with a little tradition? I say Green & Gold for all class colors and where graduation is concerned, Blue & White. How about a re-vote on the class colors? -John Allen (66) ******************************************** >>From: Ted Smith (66) To: Jim Rice (75) and Tedd Cadd (66) Oh yeah, the motorcycle did go into Mr. Gentle's classroom. I think it was late spring of 1966. I don't remember if I actually saw the motorcycle ride into and out of Mr. Gentle's class from the hall outside his classroom where my locker was, or if I just visualize it from the descriptions rampant through the school during the next class break. I don't know all the details of the discussions in the room. I heard that the infamous student (67) entered the class a couple minutes late (right after lunch I believe) every day with a Keep on Truckin' kind of strut, gesture and greeting. Mr. Gentle, finally fed up with the tardiness and disruption, chastised him for wasting the class's time and more offensively for lack of originality. The next day --- in came the motorcycle. There must be 500 '66 and '67 grads who know positively who that infamous student is. What's the mystery? The motorcycle parking complaint excuse could fit. The Senior parking lot was right outside Mr. Gentle's door but Mr. X, being a lowly junior, would have had to park in the junior lot at the far end of the school. Lots of fun things happened that spring. The day of our Senior Math final, probably the very last day of school for us seniors, a bunch of us smuggled a few gallon jugs of A&W Root beer and a huge box of Spudnuts into Mr. Gentle's room. As he started class someone announced that we had decided to have a little party in his honor to show how much we really appreciated his great teaching. He went along with it very calmly, enjoying the conversation and spudnuts. After about half an hour, as the little party was winding down, he started passing out the exams and calmly said "You now have 20 minutes to complete your final exams." Many cheers for Mr. Gentle!! We really did learn a lot from you. -Ted Smith (66) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Painter (72) RE: Col-High Cyclists Podium Finish at USCF Masters Nationals Mark Painter, RHS class of 68, (50, Kamiakin Teacher) and Jimalee Oren Painter, RHS class of 72, (46, Owner, Sheep's Clothing in Richland) Place third in both the Mixed Tandem Time Trial 90+ (mixed sex, 90+ combined age) and in the Mixed Tandem Road Race 70+. Both cyclist were representing the local bicycle racing club "Finley Flyers". The US Cycling Federation Masters Road Nationals were held in Linton, Indiana last week. Mark and Jimalee will be back in the Tri-Cities about Wednesday. -Dave Painter (72) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanne LaCroix Grant (77) Thanks so much for the fun at R2K, even my husband, J. Ed Grant (66WB), had to admit that he enjoyed himself. To: All local '77ers We are trying to get together every first Saturday of the month at the Crier 7:00pm. Even if you can't make it this time come when you can, (come on all you locals, I know there is a lot of you still here) It's only a short time out of your busy schedules! WE ALL NEED TO RELAX ONCE IN A WHILE!!! To: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) Do you remember the time we couldn't get a ride to West Richland, Becky, you and I, so we walked, (just to see some boys) and we tell our girls now that boys should not rule there every waking thought, yea right!!! Well thanks again for all the hard work for R2K it was really great and I vote for every 4 years to give more classes the host year. And maybe we can get more locals to show as they hear about how much fun they are. -Jeanne LaCroix Grant (77) ******************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) To: Bill Wingfield (67) Yes, Jack Ham is my older brother. And you must be related to Mike, correct? -Julie Ham Froehlich (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) RE: Class Songs I looked in the year book, no class song listed, however "Sharing The Night Together" was our "Tolo Dance" song. To: Ron Richards (63) I know you looking for real Bombers to help out fishing, but if you can't have the real McCoy, how about some Bomber offspring, maybe they still have enough Bomber DNA be good fishermen. Good Luck! Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Dawn Backer Gerken (81) We have started planning our 20th reunion and we are looking for classmates. Please e-mail your name, address, and e-mail address and anyone else's you may have to Please do not assume we have your address because chances are we don't. Thanks, -Dawn Backer Gerken (81) ******************************************** >>From: Amanda Hitt LaRiviere (86) To: Mandy Holmes Taylor (97) RE: Bev Aiello She is doing very well. My husband and I ran into her several weeks ago at the mall; she looked and sounded great. She and her husband were getting ready for a trip to Italy. They usually have a booth at the fair for their family's hearing clinic. Stop by and tell her how much she means to you. Great lady! I had the pleasure of being in her class and then working with her at Carmichael. Her recovery is truly an inspiration. RE: Kamiakin rivalry You asked for stories; and I have a good one! In the boys' basketball season of 84-85, Richland was predicted to finish last in the Big 9. Most of our guys weren't even 6', and Kamiakin's were all giants. To make a long story short, I believe (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong :) we lost each regular season game we played against Kamiakin and then again in Districts. But in the game that mattered, Regionals, we won by 1 point. Terry Duncan made a great shot in the last seconds of the game after someone on the Kamiakin team traveled. Best of all, it was on their court! We got to go to State; Kamiakin stayed home. My Dad took some WONDERFUL pictures at that game. They show the Kamiakin student section standing, stunned in disbelief. The Richland students are going absolutely nuts. Priceless. I remember that in the parking lot after the game, someone torched Becky Martin Valdez' green pompom. (How dare they!!) I don't think that season started the rivalry, but it certainly intensified it. -Amanda Hitt LaRiviere (86) ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/2/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 non Bomber Dick Epler (52), Tom Tracy (55), Gus Keeney (57), Lolly Philips (57), Clark Riccobuono (71), Mike Davis (74), Mary Foley (77), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) RE: Sandstorm Radiation Article (referenced by Kim Edgar Leeming (79) in 8/1/00 Sandstorm. Recently, Rick Maddy (67) expressed an interest in more articles on nuclear radiation (7/29/00). Then on 8/1/00, Kim Edgar Leeming (79) drew our attention to the Associate Press news piece "Nuclear Waste May Help Cancer." So I thought I'd offer the following observations. For those who may not have read the news article, the author, Duncan Mansfield, is reporting on the use of Bismuth-213 to treat patients with acute myeloid leukemia for which the cure rate is only 30 to 40% using aggressive chemotherapy. If you've seen the Julia Roberts movie, Dying Young, you'll be able to appreciate the sadness of going through such a debilitating therapy (chemo) only to suffer continued relapses, eventually resulting in "dying young." The promise of a Bismuth-213 therapy is in the use alpha particles to destroy the *residual* cancer cells that remain in the blood and bone marrow after chemo has been completed. NOTE: Chemotherapy has been described as a technique that brings the patient as close to death as possible without succeeding. The decay of Bi-213 produces an alpha particle (i.e., a Helium nucleus) with an energy of 5.9 Mev that is very effective in destroying living tissue in the near (very near) vicinity. But it can't tell the difference between a cancer cell and a healthy cell, so the trick is to attach the Bismuth isotope to something that can. The technique used by the researchers at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York is to attach the Bismuth-213 isotope to cancer antibodies produced by the patient's own immune system. This allows the "targeted" destruction of specific cancer cells and is called "alpha particle immunotherapy." Most important the technique has general application to a host of other cancers besides leukemia for which human testing will be done (necessary for certification). In theory, it could also result in eliminating chemotherapy entirely, but again that hasn't been tested yet. Another advantage of Bismuth-213 is that its half- life of 46-minutes is sufficient to do the work in a reasonable time, while producing by-products that are then eliminated in the urine. The AP's spin was to tie this marvelous medical research to "nuclear waste," which if you're a "downwinder" evokes visions of bubbling tanks and brown clouds of radioactive Iodine (scary stuff). In truth, "waste" is a bit misleading in this case. The source of Bismuth-213 is Oak Ridge's stored Uranium- 233 that was intentionally produced for use in commercial nuclear reactors. Only after the activists destroyed the promise of producing electrical power "too-cheap-to-meter" did the U-233 become "waste." And so it has been stored for these many years at Oak Ridge at a cost of $15 million per year. Recently DOE has authorized the extraction of Bi-213 from the U-233 storage vault for cancer therapy. One of the things DOE has not authorized, however, is the restart of the FFTF reactor at Richland for the production of almost any isotope the medical community could desire. The FFTF research reactor has a neutron flux spectrum unmatched by anything existing in the world in 1995 (when I retired -- don't know about today). It is an extremely versatile and safe reactor and it's a pity it was shut down in 1991 (I think). Unofficially, it was shut down for two reasons: 1) Washington State doesn't want anything to do with nuclear stuff; and 2) the present Administration wants to build a new reactor for producing Tritium and medical isotopes in Tennessee (wonder why Tennessee?). -Dick Epler (52) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) Dear Patty: Nice to hear from you. JoAnn is living near Kettle Falls. I remember your parents and what kind, considerate people they were in our Richland Nazarene Church. Sounds like things are going well for you. Best regards. Has anyone considered CDs of old Sandstorms and Columbians? Lost both of mine in a 1969 Winter Flood in Boston. Might be interesting therapy for classmates to review as they "embellish" history. Of course, we can wait a few years for the "contact lens w/electronic chip" that will transmit all data/pics/graphics/audio at the blink of an eye... but until then CD's might be the best option. Richard Johnson, Sandstorm /Columbian photographer, Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong and others might have a good selection of pics. Wayne Campbell, Sports Writer and the youngest radio sportscaster in Tri-City history could contribute dramatically to such an effort. He was the most articulate sportscaster in the state... a talent well worth taking into his legal career. If you can continue to expand Internet links together or produce a historical CD together it might find a broad interest. Who knows what next technological breakthrough might do for us... Remember, in 1970, we could have ruled the world with a Commodore 64? Instead it was keypunch machines and freight car loads of punch cards. Good luck. Be sure to get Mike Clowes to line up the best music of the 50s. You can bet Mike has list of the top 20 from '40-Y2K in his hip pocket. Keep thinking the good thoughts of Happy Bomber Days. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Elsa "Lolly" Phillips Schultz (57) I had a wonderful time at R2K. I truly appreciate all the hard work of those involved and will offer to assist with some future reunions as I drive from Boise quite frequently to see my Dad who still lives in Richland. I have attended all the reunions of the class of '57 and always enjoyed reconnecting with classmates. What was special about R2K was seeing alumni from other classes. One touching moment for me was a chance opportunity to talk to Ginger Rose Reed (55) at the picnic on Sunday. As we were talking, she looked at my name tag and asked me if I was a sister of Dean Phillips who had attended many of her classes at Sacajawea grade school. She said that she not only remembered Dean but had thought of him often through the years. Dean was one of the two Richland kids who died of polio in Richland in 1950 when it was an epidemic throughout much of the Northwest. He had only gotten to attend 7th grade at Carmichael for about 2 weeks when he became ill. It was certainly a real tragedy for my family and it meant so much to know that someone remembered him. As I see people who graduated from Columbia high school in 1955, it is hard not to think that Dean would have also graduated with them if he had lived. In fact, we have all the pictures of Dean's classes at Sacajawea, and many of his classmates did go on to graduate from Columbia high School. Somehow, having someone remember him made the time he lived seem more real to me. Thank you, Ginger Rose. -Elsa "Lolly" Phillips Schultz (57) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) RE: Bombers in Yuma AZ To: Any Bombers in the Yuma AZ area Are there any of the Bomber Type persons located in the Yuma AZ area other than Tony Tellier and Me? Either permanent or Snow Birds? -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: Clark Riccobuono (71) RE: Still a Hydro Fan Hello fellow Bombers. I attended the annual Hydro Races again this year. It was great to see the old town, arts and craft fair and the old stomping grounds. Did not see any of the fellow Bomber rebel rousers, but was a good day at the 98% races. Times have changed since the days of backing the flatbed truck up to the river with the ice chest full of beer! The crowds are great and so much more under control. Sure was fun back in the 70s! One plug for the class of 71: One of our Bombers owns a Peach, Cherry, and Apple orchard in Meadow Springs area of Richland. French's. If one has not had their peaches, its a must. They sell only off the farm. This is the best fruit around and its right in your back yard. Go Robin and family! Very sorry to read about Darvi Markfelder. I was very good friends of her late mother and brother Bruce. She was truly a nice person. Love to all the family. -Clark Riccobuono (71) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Class of 74 Seems to me there was some heated discussions back in 1974 about what our class motto was to be. If memory serves me right the majority of the people (or a few of us, anyway) wanted the motto to be "If you don't go all the way, why go at all?" Now, either the administration and/or a group of fellow classmates thought this was inappropriate and it was not chosen as our motto. I don't even know what the winning motto was. I'm sure it was your typical "touchy-feely" type motto like "Reach for the stars, smell the flowers and eat some dirt." or something like that! Can any 74 classmates shed some light on this? Was there some disagreement about the chosen motto? Am I just imagining all this? Or am I just lying?? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Foley Bazzano (77) To Tami Lyons Zirians (76) RE: The Theme from Mahogany. You are right, it must have been the swing choir with Pam singing lead. I seem to remember going to a party at Steve Weinberg's house during the summer afterwards (Pam would have just graduated I think) and having her sort of perform. A momentous moment in my life as it was the first night I was seriously late getting home and got the famous lecture from parents who had stayed up til 4am..... -Mary Foley Bazzano (77) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) RE: Kamiakin Game To: Amanda Hitt LaRiviere (86) Amanda, You're right. That was an exciting night. I had just received my driver's license that day, and it was my first "solo night adventure" with friends to a game. It was the first of many for my co-horts and me, and my faithful ol' '66 Bug (oh how I wish I still had that car). Needless to say, we got "lost" on the way home, just so we could drive around for a while longer. Oh, yeah... the game was really good too. -Jenny Smart Page (87) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Pyle RE: Mark S. Black Hi My name is Mike Pyle. I have put together a web site dedicated to the men who gave there lives with the 9th Marines. While doing research on these men I came across your posting. If any one has a picture or pictures of Mark they can loan or E-mail me to be placed on his tribute it would be appreciated. View site at Thank You -Mike Pyle ( GOMER ) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/2/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Gene Keller (50), Dick Pierard (52), Ginger Rose (55), MLou Williams (60), Ron Richards (63), Vikki Kestell (70), Brad Wear (71), Merle Huesties (72), Vivian Good (74), Katrina Norwood (81), Jim Moran (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Keller (50) RE: Col. High Senior Class of 1950 CLASS COLORS: Silver and Blue CLASS FLOWER: Red Rose CLASS MOTTO: As the world progresses, progress with it. VALEDICTORIAN: Lorna Erickson (deceased) SALUTATORIAN: Catherine Baudendistel Submitted by Gene Keller in preparation of the 50th class reunion on September 8th, 9th and l0th. If you are still breathing, show up, you will be among friends. -Gene Keller (50) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard (52) Lolly Phillips' account of the tragic death of her brother, Dean, brought back sad memories. I remember the event very clearly as I knew the family well (we went to the same church) and it made a deep impression on me. In fact, in my regular history lecture on the Black Plague of the 14th century I tell the students that great epidemics have afflicted humanity throughout the ages, even down to our century. Then I remind them that they have no comprehension of the terror that something so recent as polio held for people of my generation and older, and I cite this very personal instance of how it could strike anywhere, without warning or recourse. It really astounds me that there are still some who refuse the vaccination, even though it has virtually eliminated the threat of polio and made childhood so much safer for the current generation. Lolly, thanks for reminding me of this. It was good to see you again at R2K. -Prof. Dr. Richard Pierard (52) ******************************************** >>From: Ginger Rose Reed (55) To: Elsa "Lolly" Phillips Schultz (57) Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed talking with you at the park that day. Your brother, Dean Phillips, was the first of our classmates we lost to death and it made a big impression on me - to have someone so young no longer there - and also made me begin to question what happens when we die. At that time I had not even lost a grandparent, so questions about death were new to me. I have a copy of an excerpt from a book which really touched me - the woman who wrote it talks about how as long as there is someone here who remembers the person who has passed on, that person still lives - the author put it much better and I will try to find it and e-mail it to you directly. I hope to see you again at another Richland reunion. -Ginger Rose Reed (55) ******************************************** >>From: MLou Williams (60) I was just reading about smelling the flowers and eating some dirt when the class of '60 motto came to me: "Forward ever, backward never, the future lies within ourselves." I think it came from Barbara Stanfield. Anyway, I remember hearing it for the first time in the Sandstorm room at Col Hi. Well, not that anyone would remember me, but I can't be at the class of '60 reunion this weekend. I was recently diagnosed with asthma and even with the meds, puffers and mantras, it's pretty hard to breathe in this weather. I'll be at home floating around in the pool (one of my two material goals in life - the other is a baby grand, black finish). I spent last weekend in Richland at Mom's, who doesn't believe in air conditioning, has a cat, many many houseplants, and such a flourishing back yard (rain forest style) that has slugs! The dear doctor (who is much younger than I!) recommended I move above the tree line. Does that mean I have to live on a mountain? Anyway have great fun this weekend. Regards. -MLou Williams (60) ******************************************** >>From: Ron Richards (63) RE: Alaska Salmon Fishing Anyone? I am looking for a deck hand for commercial salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska aboard a fairly nice 50 foot fiberglass freezer boat from approximately August 12 through September 25. Anyone considered from 18 through 78. If you're older than 78 you probably didn't graduate from RHS so you wouldn't do as well. No experience necessary, just a good attitude, good health, and an interest in Alaska salmon fishing. Please send me an e-mail if you are interested. -Ron Richards (63) ******************************************** >>From: Vikki Kestell (70) RE: Class of 1967 web site I've just revised and added new pictures to the R2K slide show. Check it out! Still want your R2K pics, so send 'em on in! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On another note, doing a slide show with all the R2K pics like I did for the class of 67 would be easy enough. Would just need to FTP the files to the site. The advantage is being able to look at all of them without going back and forth to the link page. Also, I used PowerPoint 2000, and you'll notice that the picture quality is much improved on the class of 67 site. TTFN! -Vikki Kestell (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) RE: (ai) The Credibility Crisis To: Mike Davis (74) No you're not imagining things regarding your class motto. It's a Denny's plot. The food is chemically enhanced, and a side effect is the loss of memory. It was originally designed to force people to eat more at Denny's but, well you know what the side effects are. They probably will be the next government target for the surgeon general, or the Ex-tobacco lawyers. I've requested a complete listing of all Denny's from Advantica, (Denny's parent company) and I should have it any day now. The bat girls pin-up section is proudly displayed on the inside cover. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Merle Huesties Estrin (72) Would love to get in contact with people that I went to school with. -Merle Huesties Estrin (72) ******************************************** >>From: Vivian Good Rogalsky (74) RE: Class of '74 motto To: Mike Davis (74) You were right Mike, our class motto was a touchy feely kind of thing. "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow". What the heck does that mean? Makes you wonder where our heads were doesn't it? -Vivian Good Rogalsky (74) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From Katrina Norwood Swanson (81) Date: Mon Jul 31 13:33:11 2000 Class of 1981 Pleased to find this web page. My family and I were in WA the week end of the 2000 party. I did not have enough info to get it together in time to go, so I sat it out. I did hear that if was fun for all. I would enjoy hearing from any one of the class of "81" ,that have information on class reunions. Or just information on friends. -Katrina Norwood Swanson (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/4/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Tracy (55), John Northover (59), Gary Behymer (64), Mike Davis (74), Kim Edgar (79), Melanie Orgill (83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Gene Keller (50) Thanks for being a great role model for all the kids in Richland who wanted to become a Bomber Basketball Player. You were a hero to so many of us. Your acts of kindness to little kids who were barely as tall as a basketball and your friendliness to everyone you met will always be remembered. I am grateful your smile and encouragement. It helped a kid who had to crank the ball 270 degrees to elevate it above the rim. You were a Bomber Basketball Player Par Excellenté But to us you were an even better human being. My Father often pointed to you and said, "Now that's the kind of player you should grow up to be like." Richland in the 50s, provided the best of times and advantages, unrecognized and unknown to many generations. Some things were worth keeping. I am reminded when I look at my grown sons and grandchildren that I can't say "things aren't what they used to be"... without including myself. Hey, Gene, do you recall in 1950 when you were in Grandview helping broadcast that Bomber football game?... you and the commentator were on the upper step of the bleachers... you were nudged backwards and stepped off and fell some distance to the ground.... we thought we had lost our star guard. Took everyone's breath away. Glad you weren't hurt. Seems like Whitey Schell (Our own Pete Maravich) came to town after his home town near Vancouver was flooded He was some kind of player too. A fun guy. Junior Williams, came to R2K and was our most "Experienced Veteran Bomber" on board. He was one of the "faster than a speeding bullet Bomber Guards". Wish he had suited up with us. Have a great '50 celebration and many happy returns to you and all your Bomber classmates. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) RE: Class of '59 stuff The last great class of the '50s ... the Class of '59 had: CLASS FLOWER: Artemisia CLASS MOUNTAIN: Flat Top CLASS SONG: "M-I-C-K-E-Y R-A-T ... TRA-LA-LA-LA .." CLASS MEAL: Lunch CLASS MOTTO: "Memories are Made to be Forgotten" CLASS NUMBER: "42" CLASS DIRECTION: South-by-EastWest CLASS COLORS: Puckia and Gereeniam - With Chunks CLASS ANIMAL: Jackius Rabbitus - "Lepus" CLASS TEACHER: Mr. William Tucopinka - Mathamagics CLASS FOOD: Equus Caballus Burger - Hold the Mayo! CLASS SIGN: STOP CLASS WEAPON: Single Shot 22 - Remington CLASS ROAD: George Washington Way CLASS LETTER: "R" CLASS LIGHT: Porch CLASS DANCE: Jitter-Bug CLASS TOWN: Pasco CLASS DRINK: Brewed and Aged - "Artisian Water" as I remember .... -John Northover (59) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) RE: Anybody know anything about the Richland Rocket Society? -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Brad Wear (71) Very interesting angle about Denny's. We are definitely not alone! To: Vivian Good Thanks for the clarification on our class motto. Just makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, doesn't it? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: All Class Reunion Photo I was looking through the [R2K LINKS] reunion photo's, I just came across all of us in the Bomber Bowl. To my surprise there was a Mushroom Cloud behind us. How creative! I love it! If you haven't seen it yet, check it out! Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** >>From: Melanie Orgill Meinhardt (83) RE: Location of paintings in Chief Jo I am sending this copy to you since I am not sure what links it might be applicable to. Before Chief Jo was moth balled and later remolded, located up on the upper floor (the Gym side) right at the very end of the hall was the Outdoorlife class and I think History as well. In 1979 or there abouts I think Mr. Flynn was teaching. I couldn't quite remember because I couldn't find my year book. Anyway, on the wall of that Outdoorlife class was some paintings that the students painted on the wall above the windows. One was a duck hunter sitting down, another I can remember was some Bighorn sheep and I think some others but I am not sure. What happened to the pictures? Were they destroyed when Chief Jo was remolded or are they still there? If anyone knows, email , addressed to Melanie. -Melanie Orgill Meinhardt (83) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/5/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hughes (56), Ed Wood (62), Mary Collins (63), Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) To: Tom Tracy (55) Tom, I remember the noon dances very well. They were in the old Girls' gym. Mr. Haag, the vice Principal gave the lettermen's club permission to use the gym for dances to raise money for projects. Dave Barfuss and I got the equipment from the Projection Room and several of us went down to Korten's to buy the first group of records. I think we bought the 10 top hits of that week. We charged 5 cents to get in and every week we would go to Koran's and buy any of the top 10 that we did not already have. Members of the lettermen's club would help out and kind of act like bouncers when necessary. I remember John Meyers was a very effective Bouncer. I don't remember how much we made but I believe it was very successful. Another project the lettermen's club did was a Princess election where the people bought votes. I think it was something like 10 cents for 100 votes. I believe Louis Wyrets (Spelling) was the final winner. -Tom Hughes (56) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood (62) To: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Richland Rocket Society I was one of the late comers to this small group. We had one square mile of sagebrush and tumbleweed (surprise?) covered land on a free lease from AEC to set up a model rocket launching base. We had a launch bunker and an observation bunker, built, as I recall of railroad ties. Rockets were made from aluminum, usually electrical wiring conduit, powered with various mixtures of zinc/sulphur. Shots were made at night to allow photos, even though the quick solid fuel burn didn't leave too much of a light trail. We would paint the tail fins with day-glow paint, because the rockets would embed themselves in the sand, leaving the tail fins exposed. We would seek out the tail fins the next day as we roamed the countryside in dune buggies, looking for the remains of the previous night's shots. We had the chance to try various ideas for two and three stage rockets, parachute retrieval, and even launched a spider into "outer" space! Dave Henry, Rod Shanks and I may have been some of the last to use the facility. Lacking a dune buggy, we tooled around the desert in Dave's Buick with the straight 8 cylinder engine -- not as maneuverable as one might want, but it worked. I believe Mike Waggoner (60) might have been in on the set up of this group -- I'd like to learn more of the history myself! -Ed Wood (62) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Collins Burbage (63) My husband and I took advantage of the good weather today and visited Mt St. Helens. At one of the Visitor Centers, they had newspaper articles regarding the eruption. One of the newspapers had an article on Beverly Wetherald (63). She was staying at a cabin with a friend when the mountain erupted. They had been allowed to be in the red zone because her friend was doing some scientific experiments on the mountain. Included in the article was a picture of Beverly taken the night before the eruption. She looked so pretty and happy in the picture. Although I had known that she had died in the eruption, seeing her picture and reading the article made it so real. If any of you get up to Mt St. Helens be sure to stop at the Hofstetter (sp) Visitors' Center and read the newspaper articles, especially the one about Beverly. On a happier note - we saw many wild flowers, chipmunks, squirrels and a herd of elk up there. It was so nice to see the plants, wild flowers and wild life coming back in such abundance! -Mary Collins Burbage (63) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Bonnie Bushnell (71) Bonnie contact me again via e-mail. -Brad Wear (71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/6/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes (54), Sharon Bee (55), Millie Finch (54), Marie Rupert (63), Maren Smyth (64), Shelley Williams (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Tom Tracy (55) Tom, You give too much credit to the memory cells. The last gig I worked in radio was in 1971, which is about the end of my musical knowledge insofar as "pop" music is concerned. If it has anything to do with disco, hip-hop, rap or heavy metal, you need to find another expert. I agree with the "South Park" kids when they say Phil Collins sucks big time. RE: Other odds and ends dept. Is it my imagination, or has the opossum population of this part of the world been depleted since Taco Bell got into the "99 cent wars" with McDonald's and Burger King? Makes one wonder. Who ever suggested it, the "Bat Girl Wall of Fame" in a Denny's near you is a great idea. It would get your mind off the food. R2K reunions every fourth year is probably the best in sharing the load. As someone suggested, check with the good folks at Club 40. I don't think the weekend after Labor Day would work too well for the younger folk, as they would probably have kiddies in school, etc. Until the next time the mood strikes, Bombers aweigh! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg (54) RE: VIDEO - R2K BASKETBALL GAME Is there any word when these videos might be ready for purchase. I sent my money in some time ago and haven't heard anything yet. Is there someone out there that can answer my question? Thank you. -Millie Finch Gregg (54) Have a great day, Bombers!! ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Bee Burks (55) I was so sorry to read about the passing of Maxine Purkhiser in this morning's TCH. She will long be remembered by this community. My thoughts and prayers are with Carol (56) and Jerry (54) and their families. -Sharon Bee Burks (55) ******************************************** >>From: Marie Rupert Hartman (63) Does anyone know how much longer I have to wait to receive my copy of the picture taken in the Bomber Bowl on the Saturday of the R2K reunion? I was told about two to three weeks, but we are long past that! -Marie Rupert Hartman (63) ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) RE: Votes on Next All Class Reunion Another light day today -- Not too many voting (so far), but here they are: Every year: 1 Every 3 years: 2 Every 4 years: 4 Every 5 years: 13 Every 6 years Every 7 years: 1 Every 8 years Every 10 years: 1 Let's take "every 5" and Every 10" out of the running. That would put the burden on the SAME classes every 5 or 10 years. I thing "Every 4" would give every class a shot at it. Call it: R2K2, R2K3: 3 R2k2, R2k3, R2k4: 2 R2004, R2008: 1 R2.005K, R2.010K, R2.015K: 1 What do YOU think???? -Maren Smyth (64) ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) RE: rockets To all of you writing in about the rocket club. Go and rent the movie October Sky. I think you will get a huge kick out of it! -Shelley Williams Robillard (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/7/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Gus Keeney (57), Ed Borasky (59), John Adkins (62), Tim Smyth (62), Marie Ruppert (63), Dan Henry (68), Betti Avant (69), Diane Carpenter (72), Debra Dawson (74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) RE: Reunions Maren, Sue and I would vote for every 3 Years just to spread out the work loads. To: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) I agree on the film "October Sky". What a great film!! Not the ordinary high budget, fire breathing, monster explosions kind of drivel that seems to come out these days. -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) RE: All Bomber Reunions Well, I just had the 40th for class of '59 last year. Then I went to Club 40 in September and it was mostly 45th and 50th reunions. I live in Portland, so it is no big deal for me to get up to Richland. But a few Bombers live further away (Roughly 1/3 away from the Northwest, 2/3 in the Northwest). So I would vote for every year for Bombers still living in the Northwest (one day from Richland by car) and every five for Bombers world-wide! RE: Rocket Club Yeah ... I knew some of the early guys in the rocket club. Alan Waggoner (59) was one of the ringleaders. I covered them for the Sandstorm. Speaking of the Sandstorm, is there any way we could get old Sandstorms scanned in on the web? Quite a few of the annuals are there :-) -Ed Borasky (59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I hereby nominate Ed to head the "Old Sandstorms On The Web" Committee. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) - R2K Picture Committee On Friday 8/4/2K I approved the final changes to the composition of the picture from the Bomber Bowl - Our Graphics composition support folks will create a negative, which I will deliver the Photo Specialist to have the prints made. I recognize it has taken some time - I am confident however that when you see the results you will agree that the wait was worth it, and understand that we have not been idle on this project. The Graphics Support organization has composed a really big time killer memory of the R2K. -John Adkins (62) R2K Picture Committee ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth (62) RE: Rocket Club To: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) I agree. "October Sky" was a very wholesome movie and I enjoyed it very much. I took my 4 year old granddaughter. She grasped most of it, but a few things conveniently and thankfully went over her head. On the other end of the spectrum, "The Green Mile" was AWESOME. -Tim Smyth (62) ******************************************** >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman (63) My thanks to Jeanie Walsh (63) and John Adkins (62) for letting me know that the pictures will be out soon and why it has taken so long. My husband and I had such a good time at the R2K weekend that we would like to see it continue. I agree that every four years would be a good way to space out the reunions. It would be easy to remember - same as the presidential elections! -Marie Ruppert Hartman (63) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Henry (68) RE: Dances Does anyone remember the local bands we had in the 60s? I remember the Good, Bad, and the Ugly and Cold Duck because my brother was in them but I can't remember anymore. Old age or too much fun in the 70s. I sure did enjoy the weekend dances at the teen center, the dances at West Richland and the street dances in Kennewick. -Dan Henry (68) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: all school reunions I vote for every 4 years and R2K:2. I have lived in several small rural towns and they do this every year with a different class honored (if it is a milestone year, like a 50th). However, most of our classes were so large it would not be practical. So I vote as above. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) RE: senior pictures from Marlins Just before the R2K reunion (I think) I contacted someone about getting proofs from senior class pictures. Mine were taken at Marlin's, but I think my contact was someone with some kind of historical society in Richland. (Which makes sense, considering how long ago the pictures were taken.) Anyway, the person never got back to me and I've lost the information. Does anyone have a clue what I am talking about and the name and/or phone number I should contact? Is Marlin's still in Uptown, with the same name? Thanks for any info. -Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) We visited Mt. St. Helens in 1990. Driving from the visitors' center, we saw a doe along side the road, so we stopped. She was trying to draw our attention away from the fawn she'd just given birth to, which was as yet too wobbly-legged to stand. We watched for a few minutes, remaining in the vehicle so as not to scare either mother or baby too badly. Finally, she coaxed the newborn into a standing position and moved it off into the woods, out of sight. Witnessing, literally, the rebirth of this ravaged region was really something. Anyone driving down I-5 in 1980 would have seen the forest laid waste like a tumble of pick-up-sticks, and the Toutle River a sludgy mess of mud and timber. It's comforting that Mother Nature can be so resilient. Thanks for the Mt. St. Helen memories. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/8/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Rich Baker (58), Janet Wilgus (59), Sharon Roos (59), Cheryl Weihermiller (60), Judy Willox (61), Ed Wood (62), Helen Cross (62), Kathy Rathvon (63), Michael West Rivers (68WB), Rick Valentine (68), Matt Paasch (73), Don Jepsen (80), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rich Baker (58) RE: All Class Reunions Every 4 sounds great. -Rich Baker (58) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To: Ed Borasky: (59) Ed, Tom (Beaulieu) was a member of that Rocket Club too, and yes, we rented "October Sky" and loved it. In the same genre "Radio Flyer" is a film I would recommend. (And, I'll take this opportunity to recommend one of my all time favorites, "Cinema Paradiso" just because -- if you like old fashioned, sweet, romantic films, this one is for you, friends -- it's in Italian, but you'd never know it!! The "implied translation" is effortless and lovely.) Oh my, have I started something here?? Didn't intend to, but... Also, I have several of the Sandstorms from the years 1958 and 1959 -- I would forward them to be scanned for our site. The senior "Profiles" are fun to read and of course, there are the lovely "Princesses" and turns out, most entertaining, the ads of local stores -- the depicted fashions sure bring back a lot of memories -- time spent on really important things like "What are you going to wear???" Speaking of that, do any of my Carmichael classmates remember that after we learned to make a gathered skirt (from Mrs. Lusabrink and Mrs. Anderson) we made ours from the same fabric so we could all "dress alike" on a chosen day!! We were "tho thilly" and so very young!! I recall the skirt of black, gray and white large plaid -- several highly starched crinoline petticoats, too!! I think our favorite accessory was a white leather "bucket bag" and our shoes were called "Rabbit Ears!!" They were an advanced form of the suede "duck bills." Wow, don't know where that info has been stored, but wish I could recall everything so easily!! See ya -- all you Bombers are "really neat-o!!" -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Roos Kent (59) I vote for every 11 years so it doesn't effect the same reunions every time, and it is far enough apart to keep it special. -Sharon Roos Kent (59) ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Weihermiller Wagner (60) To: MaryLou Williams (60) Wasn't our class motto "Ever forward, never backward; in ourselves the future lies"? Did not know that Barbara Stanfield came up with it. Don't have my senior annual any longer or I would check on the motto. How was the reunion, anyone who attended? -Cheryl Weihermiller Wagner (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Diane Carpenter Kipp (72) RE: Marlin's Senior Pictures The person that you contacted might have been me. I did email someone around that time about this. I gave them the address, phone number and email of the museum that you need to contact. I don't know if that was you or not, but here it is anyway. It is well worth it to get them. And there is a photo shop over in Kennewick that handles black and white and did my junior and senior pics from those old negatives and did a beautiful job. They do it right there, so there is no chance of your negs getting lost in any mail or etc. because of that. The name of the museum is CREHST Museum; 95 Lee Blvd; Richland, WA 99352; Phone #: 509-943-9000; CREHST Museum/ The name of the photo shop is Precision Photo Services; 7515 W, Deschutes Av. Kennewick, WA 99336; Phone #: 509-783-2124. The lady that one use to contact at the museum was Gwen Leth, but just about anyone there could help you. Hope this is what you are looking for; and go get them negs, gal, you will be glad you did!!! I hope that any of you just thinking about doing this saves this info and goes and does it!! You WON'T be sorry! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood (62) RE: [Old] Sandstorms on the web To: Ed Borasky (59) If you have the resources to put these up on the web, I know many would love to see them. I have most of volumes 16 and 17 -- 1959 - 1961 if you like! -Ed Wood (62) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Maren Smyth (64) Hi!! I agree that we should share the burden, so I vote to hold an R2K2 in 4 years, than an R2K3 in another 4 and so on. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathvon (63) RE: All Class reunions Every 4 years seems like a lot of work for the same few people. Maybe every 9 years. -Kathy Rathvon (63) ******************************************** >>From: Michael West Rivers (68WB) I'm all for every 4 years. That way, we will STILL hit the 50th anniversary of Richland as a City! :o) -Michael West Rivers (68WB) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) TO: Dan Henry (68) The Pastels from Pasco were big in the mid to late 60s. I remember going to many dances at the Richland Roller Bowl to see them. As I remember Paul Revere and the Raiders and Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts also played in Richland Quite often. I also remember hauling stereo equipment and light boxes down to the shelter in Howard Amon Park on Friday nights and spinning some tunes. Anyone remember 33 1/3 vinyl records :-) I was playing some vinyl one evening (CCR), and the neighbor kids were in awe. One of the neighbor kids wanted to know how my dial phone worked, and yes I still have a dial phone. -Rick Valentine (68) ******************************************** >>From: Matt Paasch (73) RE: All Class Reunion I like every 4 years. I have voted. -Matt Paasch (73) ******************************************** >>From: Don Jepsen (80) RE: R2K Basketball Video Maren, There are a lot of people just finding out about the Video and would like to order one. The 15th will be the last day I can hold off, so can you please update the Web Page from the 4th to the 15th. Thank you, -Don Jepsen (80) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) RE: All Class Reunions Just my two cents worth, but.... If these grand, all class reunions were to occur on such a frequent basis, wouldn't they then lose some their unique, special appeal? And, none-to-follow will ever measure up to the "original" R2K reunion. I'm not trying to rain on the parade, but I think in order for such an event to keep the original level of excitement and quality, it would need to be held no more than once every 10 years. -Jenny Smart Page (87) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/9/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Wanda Wittlebort (53), Laura Dean Kirby (55), Lequita "Lea" Branum (55), Cliff St. John (58), Judy Willox (61), Betty Neal (62), Jamie Worley (64), Patty Spencer (65), Dave Miller (67), Pam Ehinger (67), Dan Henry (68), Michael West Rivers (68WB), Brad Wear (71), Peggy Hartnett (72), Mary Bacon (84), Angelique Maxson (97) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittlebort Shukay (53) RE: All Class Bomber Alumni Reunions I vote for every 4 years. -Wanda Wittlebort Shukay (53) ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) Please add my vote to the R2K question. I think that what made the first one so special was that it had never been tried before. If you start having these every 4 years or so, they just won't be as special and it will be harder and harder to find people who want to go to all the trouble for a much smaller turnout. Please let's keep it down to every 10th year. Next time out I hope to see more of my fellow classmates from 1955. If anyone knows where I might obtain a copy of the 1955 Columbian yearbook, I would love to have it. Somehow mine has been misplaced although I still have the '53 and '54. After working so many hours on getting it together, I can hardly believe it got away from me. Perhaps I loaned it to someone and it was never returned. Please contact me if you know where I can get one. Thanks. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) ******************************************** >>From: Lequita "Lea" Branum Clark (55) RE: All Class Bomber Alumni Reunions I vote for every 4 years. For those who are getting up in years, 10 years may be stretching it a bit. LOL -Lequita "Lea" Branum Clark (55) ******************************************** >>From: Cliff St. John (58) To: Cheryl Weihermiller Wagner (60) I can't comment on your class motto, but I can say that I and my brother Keith "Fuzzy" attended. Met a few people I haven't seen in 40 plus years. They all looked older........ of course I didn't. ha! ha!. Keith, in his usual manner, chatted and BSed his way through the whole evening. He enjoys that sort of thing and is quite accomplished at it. I went to see if you or others of the Class of '60 who I knew from those days of long ago and that I might still recognize would attend. Where does this message find you? Children? Grandchildren? -Cliff St. John (58) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) I was an unlucky Home Ec student. I'm ruined for life on sewing! A needle and I fight. A sewing machine and I don't even speak! It's debatable where I stand with a pair of scissors! And forget the pattern -- for a long time I was so traumatized that I couldn't even read a newspaper! I, too, remember the rabbit ear shoes -- they were my favorite. I would sneak them out of the house to wear them when I was supposed to be wearing my oxfords to school. One day a certain young man threw one of those oxfords in Wellsian Lake; but he paid dearly for it. Didn't you Jim?!! *G* Of course, so did I when Mom found out! One item of apparel that you might not have remembered, but was so important to us ladies was the infamous "cinch belt". Remember, those wide bands of colored elastic that made us all look like our waists were size 18? Ah, yes, the good ol' days when we were "tho thilly"!!!! To: Ed Borasky (59) RE: Old Sandstorms By all means, PLEASE start a new web-site and call it "The Antique Sandstorm". My Mother threw all my old ones out when she moved from Richland and I was heartsick! I had the years from "59 thru' "61; every one of them. I, for one would LOVE to see them again, as I am sure would others! I told Maren that I seconded the nomination for you to be it, so YOU'RE IT! Smile! And Happy Bomber's scanning!!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Betty Neal Brinkman (62) RE: All Class Reunion I would like to cast my vote for the all-class reunions to be held every 4 years. That way those of us who are more "senior" than others will have a chance to enjoy several reunions before moving to the "home". I like the R2K2, R2K3 etc. -Betty Neal Brinkman (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jamie Worley (64) Maren, I vote for every 4 years. Just so long as we have them and get together. Forever a Bomber, -Jamie Worley (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patty Spencer (65) I am looking for Jane Browning, '65. Anyone know where she lives? Last I saw of her was in New Jersey about 25 years ago... -Patty Spencer (65) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller (67) To: Emajean Stone (63) RE: Larry Coryell (61) ~ Sunday 8/13 6:00pm San Jose I'll be there and probably Saturday too. I don't think I'll yell "Bombers rule" at the stage although you can walk around behind it. Might cause a little panic and probably my arrest. I'll see if I can spot anyone wearing bomber shirts. To: Rick Maddy (70) My wife and i will be in Maui 9/9 -9/23 let me know where i can meet and we will have a small Col- high reunion. Bombers rule -Dave Miller (67) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) RE: R2k2 There are a few out in Bomberville worried about having the All Class reunion too often. If we wait too long, it just might be too late for some. We're not growing younger. Plus the more we talk about it and have them, just maybe those that never come to them just might change their minds. Plus help find those classmates that are lost, maybe we can find them sooner. That is my 3 cents worth! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Henry 68) I think Mason Blue was another of the local bands that we had in the Tri- Cities. A lot of bands played in the park in Kennewick on Sundays, too. We have bands that play here in Kalispell during the summer months in the park. It reminds me of the great times we had growing up. Still looking for Tom Brewder (a great musician) or Dave Roberts who made his own sitar in high school. If anyone sees them let them know that I would like to talk to them. -Dan Henry 68) ******************************************** >>From: Michael West Rivers (68WB) Happy Anniversary :o) -Michael West Rivers (68WB) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Gay Wear Miller (69) Happy birthday to my big sister. You know how old you are. To: Rick Valentine (68) Rick, There were some great bands that were local and that came through the area from as far away as Texas, excuse me, "The Great State of Texas". Sam the Sham and the Pharohs, Sir Douglas Quintet, Tower of Power, BJ Thomas, The Sonics, just to name a few of the bigger bands. The local band I remember most was the Isle of Phyve, I think Frank Hames (68) was keyboard, Greg Reiten (68) was guitar, then drums, Lynn Stanfield (68) was there as well, probably bass or lead guitar. They were great at CYO, and Community House dances. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett (72) Re: Reunions Maren, I probably shouldn't get a vote since I didn't make it to R2K, but that had to do with portioning out vacations and with my class being only 2 years out... Anyway, I think every 4 is too often for consistently good turnout/for the amount of effort. I do think we could work up a "7 year itch" to see one another. However, time and time I hear stories of people who had a great time at some event, tried to do it again and it sort of flopped-Woodstock comes to mind. So maybe it was a once in a life time event that some of us missed and all classes should just host a reunion each year and every bomber should always be welcome. -Peggy Hartnett (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Bacon Anderson (84) RE: R2K Pictures Does anyone know when the R2K pictures will be sent out? I ordered 3 copies but haven't seen anything. I filled out an envelope with my address. If anyone knows anything, I would be appreciate it. Also my brother ordered some T-shirts and they haven't arrived yet either. Please let me know the status of this stuff. Thanks. -Mary Bacon Anderson (84) ******************************************** >>From: Angelique Maxson Parker (97) RE: Spudnuts I grew up in the Tri-Cities and then moved down here to California. Just a few weeks ago, a couple more locations opened up of a place called KrispyKreme donuts. People are going mad over these things, and I just can't help but think, "Y'know, they're okay, but they'll never beat Spudnuts." So, here I am, trying to convince my friends, first of all, that Spudnuts do exist, and second, that KrispyKreme is not the end all be all. All I know is I miss my Spudnuts. But really, what can you expect from a group of people who refer to pop as "soda"? -Angelique Maxson Parker (97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/10/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today. Lequita Branum (55), Mary Winston (55), Jim Russell (58), Barbara Seslar (60), Ron Heaton (60), Janet Tyler (61), Rose Boswell (61), Roger Fishback (62), Patti McLaughlin (65), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Frank Hames (69), Gregg Huff (70), Mike Franco (70), Terry Delsing (71), Stephen Schraedel (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lequita "Lea" Branum Clark (55) A week ago sunday on the streets of Nampa, Idaho, I walking with friends and she said, I would like for you to meet my friend Connie Roberts. I said, "I am very happy to meet you. We went on doing our girl talk, and behind me Rich was introducing Hoyt Roberts to my husband. I turned around and said, "HOYT ROBERTS!" I gave him a big Idaho Hug! At that moment, I am sure Hoyt was wondering who in the world is this lady? All in all it was a wonderful moment when he all found out who was hugging who! I have not see Hoyt since high school. This was really fun. Hope to have more of these experiences in Sept. Friends are invaluable! See you all in Sept. -Lequita "Lea" Branum Clark (55) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Winston Wymer (55) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) I am also trying to get hold of a '55 annual. Mine was lost many years ago when the Army moved our belongings and I suspect the box ended up wherever unclaimed property goes. Carol Hollingsworth graciously offered to have hers copied (and think she actually did that for someone). Perhaps we could prevail upon her once again. Cheers I cast my vote for a R2K reunion every 4 years. -Mary Winston Wymer (55) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) RE: R2K2+1 How do you top 'da foist and only" R2K2? It will be difficult and most likely least satisfying, especially to those who had a chance to go to the original. This was a once in a lifetime kind of adventure. I'm sorry I missed it, but other circumstances were in the way. I vote for the next R2K2+1 to be held nine or eleven years down the road. And each nine or eleven thereafter. (If the next one proves as inspirational as the last, then re-thinking and yearly adjustments can be made.) The important thing is to commit to doing it! A few volunteers should get together and prepare a forum that would settle this debate. Open the balloting for a month. At the conclusion, announce the winnah! and set up a committee to immediately start planning how to make this next one even more meaningful (if that's possible!). Then get cracking! -Jim Russell (58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I nominate Jim Russell (58) to head the "forum" committee. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush (60) RE: 40th Reunion August 4&5, 2000 My husband Larry (58) and I had a wonderful time at the 1960 Reunion. Everything was well organized and the Hanford House was a great location. We attended the social on Friday night in the courtyard. The food buffet was delicious on Saturday night. I tried the salmon AND the prime rib. I thought the potato salad was especially good. We also toured the Richland High School and ate spudnuts on Saturday along with a good sized group. We had a gracious tour guide. It was great to see so many classmates that I hadn't seen since last class reunion (if then). It seemed to me the guys changed more than the gals. Bob Rohr looks great with white hair and beard. Also, Dennis Hoff, with white hair and mustache (he said he's not a classmate, however). Joe Choate kind of stole the show. Fred Phillips was a great speaker. I recognized him from a class we shared (it might have been literature) and I didn't remember ever hearing him talk before! (smile) Of course, I never talked either. Now I can't remember the name of the teacher but she was attractive and wore a dark blonde pony tail which looked sophisticated on her. The auctioneer was excellent (a classmate from Arkansas). As for the gals, I think a number of them get prettier as the years go by. In fact, everyone looked pretty good to me. Many thanks to the organizers who brought us all together again. -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush (60) ******************************************** >>From: Ron Heaton (60) RE: Pasco website? Does anyone know the Pasco bulldog website address? If so, please e-mail me. Thanks. -Ron Heaton (60) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Tyler (61) I agree with Peggy Hartnett (72) from 8/9 Sandstorm. 10 years seems a very long time between celebrations but 5 feels too soon to work up excitement and enthusiasm. Sooooo, how about 7 years. I really enjoyed seeing people from graduating years in addition to my own. Plus the added bonus of having my sibling with me was a real treat. Next time, Miriam and I will get the "other" sibling, won't we, Dore! It was a GREAT party. -Janet Tyler (61) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) I attended the 60 bomber reunion with my friends Donna Williams, Marilyn Baird. Had a real good time. Does anyone know where I can get one of those T shirts that was auctioned off, the one that was green and had Richland Bombers on the front and the mushroom cloud on the back with nuke 'em in it. I would really like a couple of them. I vote for 4 years too. If its too many years we won't recognize each other. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) I would like to cast my vote for every four years. It makes good sense and the longer we wait the fewer BOMBERS may still be with us. Those who graduated in the 40s will be in their seventies. My dad (Lester Fishback) was only able to go to the alumni basketball game and he graduated in 1934 and my mother (Kay Fishback) graduated in '37. My dad is the oldest living RHS basketball player! They may not make another ten years (morbid, but dad is 86 and mom is 80) and I would like them and others in their age bracket to experience this special event from start to finish. I was also wondering if Ron Richards (63) got a deck hand for his fishing excursion to Alaska. Tip for Ron, and I believe he is still an attorney, people don't work for attorneys; perhaps you should be the deck hand. A fitting end to your profession. Ron knows I'm kidding as we have communicated a few times over the years. I have called on him a few times and he has called on me a few times at Gesa Credit Union, the largest Financial Cooperative in Eastern Washington. Many of you Bombers would be eligible to join such a prestigious organization (many already have) where the loan rates are low, fees are literally non existent and savings rates are very competitive. If interested send me an e-mail to If you live or work in Benton or Franklin or are related (by blood or marriage) to someone who lives or works in Benton or Franklin County you can join. Sure beats the banks! I'll send a donation to Maroon for this advertising. -Roger Fatback (62) ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) I, too, think that every 10 years would be more appropriate for the All Bomber reunions. Throw more effort into your class reunions! Bond! Hee! Hee! Go to Bomber games if you need Bomber fixes. For those of us who attended the first, we were lucky; nothing will be like that, again. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) Re: Bands of the 60s TO: Rick Valentine (68) I did not know the Pastels were from "out of town" (Pasco.) Wow! I, too, remember seeing Paul Revere and the Raiders at the Richland Roller Rink (that's the way I remember the name from the 60s -- different from what you called it, the Roller Bowl). That was so cool -- but think how lousy the acoustics must have been. Nobody seemed to care, though! Maybe someone has already mentioned this, but remember "The Isle of Phyve" (spelling??) -- Randy Fullmer, Tom Peashka (I think) and .... who else? And what was the name of the band in which Keith Gosney ('66??) played? Also, the band Larry Horne ('68) played in?? How much did those bands get paid for playing at our proms, etc., in the late 60s -- anybody know? RE: All class reunions Well, I couldn't make it to R2K, so naturally I can see the drawbacks to waiting another 9 or 11 years (since, as Maren has pointed out, every 10 years would make the burden fall on the same people every time). However, I have to give a nod to the wisdom of Jenny Smart Page (87) who said "I'm not trying to rain on the parade, but I think in order for such an event to keep the original level of excitement and quality, it would need to be held no more than once every 10 years." Still, if we can live through a Presidential Election every 4 years, I think we ought to be able to get pumped up for an all Bomber reunion that often. So I vote for every 4 years, during the Presidential Election year --- that way everyone will easily know when the reunion is coming. (About the time candidates start declaring their candidacy, it's time to start making your hotel reservations for the following summer!!) -Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames (69) RE: Spudnuts/Krispy Kreme To: Angelique Maxson Parker (97) Just this last Saturday my daughter and I hopped on the Harley and went in search of a local Krispy Kreme shop. We found it in Grapevine, TX. We stood in a line of over 40 people to get our doughnuts. The first words out of my mouth were "These are good but they aren't Spudnuts." -Frank Hames (69) ******************************************** >>From: Gregg Huff (70) RE: 30th Reunion I want to thank the committee for such a good job... And Mike Hogan (70) for his Friday performance Hey Good job class '70 committee great reunion -Gregg Huff (70) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Here is the word..... Reunion EVERY year. Most who are worried about getting together too often can simply not show up!!! Those who would like to get together every year, should! (This really isn't difficult) -Mike Franco (70) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I nominate Mike Franco (70) to head the "All Class Reunion EVERY year" committee. -Maren ] ******************************************** >>From: Terry Delsing (71) To: Brad Wear (71) Re: Isle Of Five Members (original lineup) were Keith Gosney Vocals, Randy Fullmer Guitar, Tom Peaska (spelling? sorry Tom) Bass, Robt Magula Drums and Lynn Stanfield on the Hammond B3...what a great sounding band! -Terry Delsing (71) ******************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) I have not been reading for close to a month, but from what I have gathered, If the choice is between 4 and 10 years, I vote for every 4 years. Thanks. -Stephen Schraedel (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Ernest Stocker ~ Class of 1951 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/11/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: John Northover (59), Nancy Jones (60), Jean Armstrong (64), Billy Didway (66), Pam Pyle (69), Vikki Kestell (70), Larry Fritts (71), Vicki Owens (72), Greg Alley (73), Scott Cross (88), Mandy Holmes (97) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) To: Ron Heaton (60) RE: pasco Ron, In Yahoo - Search, enter "Pasco Bulldogs", You should get similar results using any browser,,,, ... yatty, yatty, yatty .... Appears they do not have a WEB site as consolidated as the BOMBER site. Thanks to Maren! Here is a couple of links to Pasco HS sites... take care -John Northover (59) ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Jones Pritchard (60) It was absolutely fabulous. You missed a real treat. More later. -Nancy Jones Pritchard (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) RE: All class reunions I thought that was going to be an easy question.. LOL I think that 10 years is too long for us "oldies, but goodies".. That's why after the 20 year reunion, we have them every 5 years.. DUH!! But, I also agree that if we have it too often, people would get worn out and not come.. To have it every year would be too much work, unless we limit what functions we have, and items we sell.. Then it wouldn't be much fun.. And people would not travel a great distance for a small event.. I don't think we could ever top the R2K (unless we get Michael Peterson and Brad Upton to perform).. I helped a little with the one this year and can only imagine the blood sweat and tears that Kathy and Bob and everyone else put into it that was working full time.. I would like to see one about every 4 years, but no matter what, just let me know when and where and I will be there and do whatever I can do to help.. Bombers Are Forever, -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) RE: Reunion I think every seven years would be the better choice. -Billy Didway (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) To: Frank Hames (69) Re: Krispy Kreme vs. Spudnuts Not only are they not the same, Frank... they aren't even CLOSE! I haven't had a doughnut for so long I can't remember, but the last one was from Winchell's in Southern California someplace (everyplace in that state, actually). I think part of the Spudnut aura has GOT to be the memory of what it used to be like to go in there early in the morning -- this is before they went to the automatic cutting machine, now -- and watch as the huge globs of stretched and rolled dough were hand cut. And -- the BEST part -- watching as a stack of fried dough puffs were placed on a long dowel rod, then laid across the glaze vat/bowl as that magician behind the counter ladeled and poured that wonderful ooze (glaze) over them. Next, the dowel was moved to big rack so the glaze could set a little. Egad, what a feast for the eyes and nose! And THAT, my friends, is a process which no Winchell's or Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts (we have the latter two both here in Virginia) could ever emulate, much LESS duplicate! -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ******************************************** >>From: Vikki Kestell (70) RE: Peg Kestell Hume (67) Well, we all know now that the Los Alamos fire debacle was just the beginning of one of the most devastating fire seasons we here in the western United States have ever seen. My sister, Peg, who is driving bus for firefighters, has worked the Scott Able fire in New Mexico, the Mesa Verde fire in Colorado, was most recently in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is now in Rapid City, South Dakota. Peg says about her job, "Where else can you see the world and get paid for it" (and I would just add "without being 'all that you can be'"). She sends word to her class of '67 buddies Barb Fecht, Dawn Bell, Pam Ehinger Nassen, Sharon Keigher Sargeant, and Peggy Jones Snow that Rapid City is presently hosting the Sturgis Harley Davidson annual reunion — to the tune of around 750,000 bikers and their babes. A sight to see; a presence to be heard! Anyway, with fire fighting resources at a premium at only the midpoint of the fire season, she anticipates that she won't be home until sometime around Christmas. -Vikki Kestell (70) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Fritts (71) RE: Delsing Seeing that Brad Wear (71) had integrated the Pastels and the Isle of Phyve, I knew that someone in the know would catch it. Naturally enough, it was Terry Delsing (71), who during the late 60s knew absolutely all the latest developments in music. The day the Beatles White Album was released, my band heard "Birthday" on the radio and played it on a gig that night. Delsing came up afterward and told us we had forgotten the bridge, which he then sang for us. -Larry Fritts (71) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) I want to be veeeeery careful how I write this, now that Maren (aka Maroon?) has started volunteering everyone for committee duty. (Although it's a good principle that the person with the "bright idea" is usually the best one to implement it.) Because all even-year options for reunions will always fall on even class years, I think an odd-year option is more democratic, allowing every class to have their chance for extra involvement. Therefore, I vote for seven years. That means the class of '72 (hold your applause) will host in 2042, in conjunction with our 70th class reunion. Hey, assuming I've retired by then I'll be thrilled to serve on that committee! Furthermore, if I haven't retired by then, I volunteer to head up the contingent coming from Uganda. Go Bombers! -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Franco (70) Thanks for putting everything in simple terms. I attended 2 meetings of the R2K planning and basically was consumed with other things in life and did not help. The effort by these people were tremendous and they are still working on getting people their stuff from that weekend. I don't think you can duplicate that weekend and the new century with another reunion. The basketball game was just too good for me and put to rest the great memories of players who played before my time to today. I hope everybody can enjoy their personal reunions because I do mine. If somebody wants to ramrod another all Bomber reunion, good luck. Having people show up is great and you know all the ones you want to see won't show up every year or maybe ever. See you at R3K. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Scott Cross (88) Date: Thu Aug 10 10:54:21 2000 Hi everybody! Wow, doesn't anybody from the class of '88 read this message board? I just stopped by to say hi to everybody I went to school with. If you know me, drop me a line! Sorry I missed the y2k reunion, but airfare from Germany is QUITE expensive!! -Scott Cross (88) ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor (97) To: Angelique Maxson Parker (97) Hello, I don't know if you remember me but we graduated the same year and had common friends. Do you remember Amber Cicotte and all of that fun stuff? I, too, live in California and have tasted KrispyKreme's offerings. While good, they are not Spudnuts. I also remember the fun part of Mr. Spencer's chemistry class was going on early morning Spudnut runs, enough for the whole class twice over and rather inexpensive. I've tried to teach my husband that pop is more correct than soda, but I've had to compromise to try and blend in. *sigh* I guess it's unique enough to have grown up revering the mushroom cloud rather than fearing or reviling it. Of course, that can open up many a discussion... How are things going? I hope things are going well. Sounds like they are, but what can you really tell from snippets? Where in California are you? If you do remember me, if even remotely, please let me know. It would be interesting to talk to someone of my class... To: All Bombers Have a good weekend and remember, green and gold in the veins forever. Keep the faith, -Mandy Holmes Taylor (97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/12/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today. Carole Wickstrom (59) and Jim Tadlock (58) Earl Bennett (63), Betti Avant (69), Vic Marshall (71), Roy Jerome (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carole Wickstrom Tadlock (59) and Jim Tadlock (58) Maren: We case out two votes for every four years. -Carole Wickstrom Tadlock (59) and Jim Tadlock (58) ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III - Gold Medal Class of '63 RE: SPUDNUTS To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) Pam: Where in Virginia are you? Did you know there's a Spudnut Shop in Charlottesville? Practically across the street from where I worked from 1981-1984, the Foreign Science and Technology Center, which is now the National Ground Intelligence Center. Alas, next Spring we are moving to a new building twenty minutes away, on the other side of town, but you KNOW I'll be back regularly for the Spudnut fix! (even though I live a long ways away in the wrong direction). There's also a Tastee Freeze, on US 29 maybe 2-3 miles south of Madison, and they do the chocolate dip cones, just like in Richland. I didn't notice it until last summer. I don't remember the Tastee Freeze in Richland serving burgers and other "serious" food, but this one does, and maybe I just never had anything but ice cream back home to set the memories. Let me know if you want directions. I also learned a lot about the history and current status of the Spudnut Shop chain, if you're interested. I submitted a note to Sandstorm about that sometime last summer. Regards, ecb3 -Earl C. Bennett, III - Gold Medal Class of '63 ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: Spudnuts I know what you mean by nothing beats a Spudnut. The closest doughnut I have found is in the town I live in in Kansas. There is a small, family owned business called The Bread Box. They have a raised doughnut that is glazed and tastes very similar to a Spudnut. I was talking to someone whose mother works there and when I told her about Spudnuts, she was oh yeah, the name Spudnut because it is made of potato flour. So, it is not a totally small world, as she grew up in the area of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I had some of the delicious Spudnuts while touring R.H.S. last summer for my reunion. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall (71) RE: Tri Cities Bands Now that we have covered best ball players, best teachers, best Spudnut want-a-be, and Franco's favorite parking spots, it was inevitable that we should turn our attention to hot bands of our youth. Coming from an era, where everyone either played in a band (of some sort) or wanted to - we paid pretty close attention to the local talent. I remember some pretty "stable" bands - who remembers the Vikings (including a pre-pubescent Go-Go dancer - I think it was Donna Recker??). Then there were folks like Terry Delsing (71), Bill Owens(69) and Bob Dana(71) who moved around quite a bit... not to embarrass Mr. Delsing too badly (but I will), I recall his first band being a junior high garage band called the Mustangs (Hey, Hey we're the Mustangs and people say we horse around...) and how about Bob Dana in the Jesters?? Both went on to please a lot of people with their talents and abilities but, like they say, everyone has to start somewhere. Terry, I still owe you a call as soon as I figure out how to call the West Coast from the East Coast at a decent hour.... Okay, credit to Brad Wear (71) for getting the ball rolling but I (for one) would be interested in hearing more on Richland music history BESIDES Crigler's infamous Merilee Rush make-out session... My vote for best Tri-Cities band would also have to go to Isle of Phyfe -unless the later day - Seattle based version - The Factory can be considered as being "from" the Tri-Cities. I remember Paul Koop replaced Lynn Standfield on keyboards and seems he also covered Bass duty - so Peashka must have been gone but don't recall whether there were too many other changes. By the way, wasn't Greg Reiten's band called Lenore?? -Vic Marshall (71) ******************************************** >>From: Roy Jerome (82) Dear Alums, Do any of you know how one would locate an old yearbook. I graduated in 1982 and never did buy a year book. I cannot imagine that anyone who graduated with me in 1982 would want to part with his/her book. Is there another way to obtain a year book? -Roy Jerome (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~ Robyn Popkes Currier ~ Class of 1972 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/13/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann (49), Mike Clowes (54), Gale Thompson (58), Myra Tadlock (60), Cindy Ryan (62), Dave Isakson (63), Frank Hames (69), Brad Wear (71), Tedi Parks (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) Haven't heard from any of us real oldsters for a while. What is everyone up to anyway? What I am really writing about is did the cook book ever get published? I sure would like a copy when they come out with it. Also to let a few of you youngsters know that you are on my "hit list" for not showing up at the Workshop Tavern on the Friday afternoon that we were going to meet. Mel Stratton came all the way over from Bremerton and picked up his daughter in Ballard and brought her. We had a Hanford grad come join us. But about 8 of you who said you would be there didn't show. Those of us that did show had a wonderful time listening to those that attended the R2K. Of course we had to reminisce about the good old days in Richland also. Those in the Redmond area if you want to try again for a get together at the Workshop Tavern, let me know. We do want to go when the weather is good cause I'm not sure the inside could handle very many of us. The deck is a wonderful place for a get together. -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Class of '64 "golden oldies?" What about the Class of '44 or '54? What are we, in the "home" already? I know, earlier, I opted for the four year cycle on all class reunions; but in retrospect I don't believe that it would work out too well. As many others have said, R2K was a once in a lifetime thing and can never be duplicated. There are Bombers who think that it can; but as someone pointed out: "There was only one Woodstock." Anything else pales in comparison. But, if we, as Bombers, feel that we should meet more often, I'm for it. But let's think every seven years instead. Perhaps some classes who's 5 or 10 year reunions fall into a particular All Bomber year may not want to share with the rest of us, and that is their privilege. Or, as Kenny Maine of "Sports Center" would say: "More beer for us." Anyway, for "more ancient classes", maybe we could subtitle it "The Magic Walker Tour", or is that the name of the next Stone's tour? To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) Your description of the glazing of Spudnuts ranks right up there with "War and Peace" as a literary effort. Or am I just hungry for a Spudie? At times I honestly think of the poor souls who have never had one are the truly deprived of the world. But, then I think, what the .... , they didn't live in Richland, they don't know about Bomber Spirit. And we are, indeed, fortunate there are no "turf wars" in certain section of Uptown with alums from that other school in town. I can hardly wait until September for my next Spudnut fix. Until then, Bombers rule! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Gale Thompson (58) Re: ALL CLASS REUNIONS Maren, I cast my vote for every 4 years! -Gale Thompson (58) ******************************************** >>From: Myra Tadlock Gibson (60) Re: Class of 1960 Reunion I offer my heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to our planning/working committee for the Class of 1960 Reunion. Clearly, creating such a successful event required an enormous amount of time, energy, effort and commitment. Thank you all so very much. This is the first reunion I've attended since 1985. I had such a wonderful time visiting with people I haven't seen for so many years (some for 40 years!) - people who have had an important impact on my life, who were interwoven into my childhood memories, people who will be in my heart forever. Isn't it incredible that we can come together after so many years as if those bonds and connections were never broken by distance or time. Gary Henry, who was there Friday night only, shared some wonderful pictures of our grade school days. His mother had saved them, so they were in excellent condition. I hope we can get them on the website. Jessie Willoughby had pictures of our Jason Lee School Girl Patrol! My brother, Noah Jr. (Buddy - class of '61) was in the Patrol Boys, but I had forgotten we had Patrol Girls! Touring the High School on Saturday morning was especially sentimental for me (once I figured out that the reason I didn't recognize things at first was because we were in the "new" part - then we turned a corner, and there it was - high school!). I got Rheumatic Fever in March of our Senior Year and my Doctor strictly confined me to bed rest, not even allowing me to go through the graduation ceremonies with my class. Getting my Diploma in the mail just wasn't the same. I had never been back to the school again until Saturday of our Reunion. Mrs. Burns, our stenography teacher, seemed to be with me in spirit that day. And this is a note to the son of Dr. Charles Liddington (I saw an entry from you once in our Sandstorm, so I hope you'll see this): I want you to know that I owe my life to your father. Because of him and his quick diagnosis, medical expertise, and his willingness to be very firm with this stubborn, willful, and angry 17 year old girl who didn't want to be confined to bed rest, I do not have a heart murmur or any heart damage from my bout with that serious illness. I am forever grateful to him. Thank you to all of you who were at our reunion for the hugs, and tears, and laughter, and precious memories. I want to see everyone again. I'm thinking about the "over-40" event coming up in September - we're eligible now, right? [YUP! That's right. They call themselves "Club40" and they are always looking for new people to join their fun. Check out their website for more info. -Maren] Love and blessings to you all. -Myra Tadlock Gibson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Cindy Ann Ryan (62) To: Maren Smyth (64) I vote for R2K2 every 4 years. So sorry I missed the first one it sounded like a real missed opportunity. I won't repeat that mistake. -Cindy Ann Ryan (62) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Isakson (63) Re: THANK YOU, Maren!! Maren, WOW wow wow WOW WOW! What a great job you have done with the ALL R2K Just who said, you can't go back to the old Bomber High School Days? Well these pictures on the website show you CAN! And we did!!!! Maren, I guess you already know it, but you have captured some of the wonder, nostalgia, fun, magic, awesomeness, the remembering, emotion, more fun, more nostalgia, best buds, old friends, just plain uncapped BOMBER PRIDE among the older/younger BOMBER ALUMNI/TEACHERS/COACHES/PARENTS over flowing into what was a wonderful ALL REUNION weekend!!! From the hard work of the R2K ALL REUNION COMMITTEE and Committee members and their Teams that weaved these activities, decorations, memorabilia, registration, alumni golf, basketball practice in Art Dawald Gym, Chili Feed, Sock Hop, Bomber Group Picture, Pep Band, Raffle, Cool Desert Nights, Pep Squad, Spudnuts, Flag Twirlers, Cheerleaders, ASB Cards, Baton Twirlers, Mums, the Pep Assembly, Color Guards, Warm ups & Introductions before the Basketball Game, the Great Bomber Basketball Games, Bombers WINNING & Going ON TO STATE, Gathering for the Fireworks Show, the AWESOME FIREWORKS DISPLAY BY MR. FIREWORKS HIMSELF - Larry Mattingly! After hours just to visit with friends, and the Picnic - all very well woven in with Bomber Pride which created the nostalgia and fun for a very memorable and special weekend. THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES! Yes, I know without the awesome pictures sent in by all our Bomber alumni you could not have captured and brought back these moments in time. But the skillful way you have arranged this event - you have captured a very special time in all our lives. In this neat weekend you have maximized the wonder of this event by the way you have arranged the nostalgic and fun of some of the moments. Thank you - MAREN!!!!! -Dave Isakson (63) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames (69) To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) Re: Spudnuts You are correct. It was an experience to go into the Spudnut shop in the 60s. I will always remember the smell of the pastries and fresh coffee. -Frank Hames (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Vic Marshall (71) Vic, You're right about Reitens band being Lenore. I'm in the Tri Cities this weekend and ran into Jim Bierlein (70) and we talked about the Sandstorm and local bands. Lenore was one he brought up. You've got a good memory. You have to admit Bob Dana was one of the premier drummers of our era, probably the reason he was in so many different bands. To: Terry Delsing (71), Larry Fritz (71) Larry, you're right, if anybody knows the 60s - 70s music scene from the Tri-Cities it's Terry Delsing. Terry and Jeff Curtis (69) are a vast repository of information in that realm. You guys had a great sound as well. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Move over Spudnuts... Krispy Kreme's RULE!!! Sorry, Kevin... don't hate me! -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/14/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Jones (60), Judy Willox (61), Jim House (63), Jean Armstrong (64), Kathy Hills (67), Rick Maddy (67), Betti Avant (69), Daniel Laybourn (70), Larry Stone (71), Steve McClung (73), Mike Davis (74), Pito Saenz (74), Dawn Backer (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens (60) Another great bomber get together. The class of 1960 re-union was well put together by the committee that seemed to know that relaxation, would bring a re-union together. Thank-you to the committee. As usual so many people to see and not enough time. Moving from person to person brought hurrahs and sometimes "I'll be back in a minute." Having a prime room on the courtyard brought us closer in to the Friday night gathering and an opportunity for old and new friends to have a lengthier time to sit down and talk. The room was shared by Delores Moody Stewart, a friend of mine for 20 years, Linda Stephenson and myself. Linda was escaping for the week-end and was going to stay at one of the motels in Richland. Boy was she surprised when I eased her into our room and within a couple of hours she was well on the road to becoming a Bomber. Everyone took her in and welcomed her. By the end of the week-end she was telling everyone with a smile she was a Bomber. Bomber friendliness did it again. There were so many great delights of the week-end because of the committee's organizational skills. After dinner on Saturday, Fred Phillips was the MC. He had us all laughing with his tale of 60s classmates that did everything from puking their guts out at the Standard Station to swimming at the Flume. He did a great job of naming a good percentage of the class. Jim Thomas had us spending money at the auction. What an array of old items the committee put together. Olympia Beer items, high school items and a Bomber model airplane. Even a coloring book by Eve Artz Shaw (60) was a real prize. Money to be donated to the Richland High School. (I think it was for a special project). Jim is a great auctioneer and says he will be doing it in retirement. Those people in front of him better be ready to spend money because he is good. The nights wore on with laughter. Even on Saturday night when the hotel had to tell us to be quiet because we were waking up the guests. Still didn't help because we were having such a good time, our whispers would break into a laugh once and a while and some would go shhhh again. The late night reminded me of state tournaments in Seattle where we didn't sleep. Many R2K people showed up also which made it very special. The ones I'm talking about were not from the class of '60. Gave the reunion a double old home week. Kathy Hoff Conrad (64), Sue Garrison (58), Barb Isakson (58) and Glen Rose (58) and his wife Carol. (Sue and Barb were selling the ornaments of Richland houses which was greatly appreciated). Those people I didn't see at the reunion, I walked away with knowing that the e-mail addresses are there in the website, so contact would be easier than it had been over the years. For those of you who missed the reunion: you were also missed. Through the week-end conversations were "have you seen so and so..." and "If not, who has"? So we all caught up on the missing as well. A double thank-you again to Maren and Gary for their daily efforts in bringing us altogether through the Sandstorm and the website. Thank-you again to Kathy Hoff Conrad (64), who seems to be already working towards directing the next all class reunion. Hope this is true Kathy, you do so great. My vote is for every four years, for the all class reunion. I would also be glad to volunteer for the next all class reunion. If the reunion is in five years I would like to suggest that the classes of the year having reunions have there reunion the week-end following all class reunion. What fun to have the Bomber alumni together for a week. -Patti Jones Ahrens (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Dem dere is fightin' words, kiddo. How can you say ANYTHING rules over a Spudnut? Kevin may not hate you ----- but I might. *G* Bombers and SPUDNUTS rule!!!!!! To: Dave Isakson (63) Here, here! I raise my glass with yours in toast to our great Maren, Queen of the Sandstorm!!!!!! So, let's see now ------- that makes it that: Bombers, Spudnuts AND Maren rule!!!!!!!! Every one of them are made with only the best of ingredients!! Bombers Rule, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) To: Frank Osgard (63WB) I forgot to thank you for the shirts you gave to a dozen or so 63 grads to wear at the R2k reunion. Many of us wore them Saturday night to dinner and then the fireworks. Did you arrange for someone to follow me with a camera? There are way too many pictures of me at the Desert Inn Saturday night. The rowdy women in the room next to me were much better models to promote your shirt, but no pictures of them. My wife is impressed with the versatility of your gift. She says I can wear it to either the next Beach Boy concert or Che Guevara revolution I attend. You must have had a premonition the T-Rex would fail you in your journey to Richland. In any case, since your trip was a disaster I am glad you had the insight to ship them to us separately. So many Bombers anxiously followed your journey in the Sandstorm only to be disappointed you did not arrive in time for R2k. I was amused listening to several Gold Medal 63 grads argue about what you looked like and who was in class with you. Since WB's aren't in the year book, many are helpless remembering classmates they haven't seen in 37 years. Even so, several claimed you as a good loyal friend and apparently one 65 grad is especially proud to boast she knew you in a "biblical" way. Thanks again for the shirt. Is there anything left of your lottery winnings? Bombers want to hear from you. -Jim House (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) RE: "Class of '64 "golden oldies?" What about the Class of '44 or '54? What are we, in the "home" already? Did I stick my foot in my mouth, or what? I thought the "Golden Years" started when you were 50 and went on for as long as you did. I must have mistaken that for the "senior citizen discount." Just remember, Bob, we are recycled teenagers. :) -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy (aka Kate) Hills Krafft (67) Re: Invitation to Picnic Dinner Here is an invitation to an event for Steve Johnson [and the late Bill Rightmire (67)] ~~~ Steve Johnson of Johnson’s Nursery School, Jefferson Elementary School and Chief Joseph Junior High School fame will be visiting Seattle in mid-August In celebration of this event [- we will also use this occasion to collectively remember our dear friend and kind classmate, the late Bill Rightmire - ] his old friends are all invited to a POT LUCK PICNIC DINNER that will take place at GOLDEN GARDENS BEACH** [NW 8oth & Seaview Ave. NW-in Ballard neighborhood] SATURDAY - AUGUST 19th ~ 4:00pm until Sunset ** Look for a flag or banner marking our spot. Please bring a food item to share and a favorite beverage. This is a public park so please be very discrete with beer/wine/etc. ~~~ E-mail me for more information: mailto: -Kathy (aka Kate) Hills Krafft (67) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: pop/soda To: Mandy Holmes Taylor (97) I was in Mississippi in 1998 buying a coke out of a machine. Just as these three twenty something women walked by I yelled at a couple of buddies, "Hey, you guys want a pop?" All three of these women burst out laughing and hurried themselves along. I am still trying to figure out if it was the articulation of the Pacific Northwest boy, or the word pop. After checking to see if I was zipped up (yep), I decided that maybe soda would have been better. Pop, in Mississippi, causes women to giggle and hurry along? A real mystery ??? -Rick Maddy (67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Rick, Use of the term "you guys" (especially to GIRLS) didn't help your case. Next time try "y'all" and it probably won't make any difference if you call it pop or soda. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: another note about "golden oldies" A week or so ago I wrote a note about the radio station in Oklahoma City that plays nothing but music from the 50s and 60s. They have a website that you can call up that includes lyrics from several of those songs that were so popular. On Saturdays they have a "Saturday night sock hop" that takes requests. I find it amazing that little kids and today's teenagers call the hot line quite a bit. For any of you interested in some old lyrics just log onto and you will be in for a treat. Happy memories. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn (70) Fellow Alumni, Just a little note to let you know what is going on with the Class of 1970 Alumni web site. The web site has just been moved to its own domain, This was accomplished with the help of a few class members already and much thanx for the help! (alumni donor page coming soon) Come visit the finest Bomber Alumni web site on the Internet! -Daniel Laybourn (70) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Stone (71) I didn't attend the reunion but I was down for the street dance. My friend and I happened to find a spot where we were looking through a frame made of trees to view the fireworks. Now I've been to several places in this world and have seen a lot of fireworks displays but I swear that those that night were the most awesome I've ever seen. A Big Thanks to those who put them on. I will attend the next reunion... ok, take it as a threat or a warning but I will be there. -Larry Stone (71) ******************************************** >>From: Steve McClung (73) Terry Delsing (71) did move around, but I remember one of his best bands was Percy.... with Dave Nelson on guitar and keyboards, with a Hammond B3 organ and a pair of Leslie speakers, Fender Telecaster guitar..... Ron Brightman on drums, and Terry played Bass. A GOOD band! Factory was hot.... they started in Richland, then moved to Seattle. Who remembers Tank? Does anyone remember Chuck Berry at the fairgrounds (with 3 days of bands)..... the Battle of the Bands in Kennewick...? But........ WHO could forget Applejack, with Steve Hickman on guitar, playing "Going Home" ( by Ten Years After ). A great band... one of my favorite local ones. Kenny Devine, alumni.... Keyboard, Guitar, played with many bands.... excellent musician and singer.. Jeff Curtis (69)!!!!! Who KNOWS how many bands he played with! Another versatile musician. Those were the days... EVERYONE either played with a band, or worked to get there. People Search alert.... Does anyone know a Danny Hardwick? Since I left Seattle, I can't locate my friend, who is a GREAT singer and drummer... one of the BEST. Wish I could relive Zips parking lot.... hot rods, burn-outs, girls who would bring your food to you at the push of the button, wearing short mini skirts, and putting the food tray on my window.... AHHHHhhhh..... and cleaning up the mess I left afterward!!! A&W carhops too..... My wife never delivers food to my car...:( How about Thomison's Dairy Mart (Sp?), the originator of the drive-up store! I miss the boat races..... we'd camp for 3 days and party like wildcats.... Now, if I can stay awake till 10, I've had a good day! Who could forget Bateman Island, until ***someone*** blew up the bathroom.... now people can't drive out there... Great Memories!!! -Steve McClung (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Larry Fritts (71) Re: The local Bands Larry, I haven't seen mention of the infamous, "Ima Still and the Moonshiners!" -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Pito Saenz (74) This Saturday morning I sat down in front of my computer with a cup of hot coffee to check my e-mails, and I received one from my brother Nat. He forward me the 8/12/00 edition of the Alumni Sandstorm. In this edition was a e-mail from a Vic Marshall (71) titled RE: Tri Cities Bands. He asked if anyone remembered a group called the Vikings. Well I remember them all right, my brother Nat Saenz was the drummer, Avon Anderson played lead guitar, Rickey Williams played guitar, well Rickey's dad got a new job, so it was good-bye Rickey, and hello Skip Szendre, who also played guitar. The reason I remember so well, I was the lead singer and guitar player, as long I didn't have to do both at the same time. We played at a big "Battle of the Bands" at bomber gym. It was sponsored by radio station KALE, we won third place in our division, and were voted most likely to succeed. The band broke up about a week later. It was a groovy, far-out, outa sight, and heavy time of my life, though I don't think the Beatles had anything to worry about. (And by the way, Donna Recker and Valerie Anderson were the go-go dancers.) -Pito Saenz (74) ******************************************** >>From: Dawn Backer Gerken (81) I am writing to invite everyone who still lives around the Tri-Cities to attend a benefit concert for Lisa Jones Woods (80) on Tuesday, August 15 at the Chief Jo Auditorium from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. It is featuring the steel drum bands BRAM BRATA' and OK 2 BOTAY. The concert is free but we are asking for donations. There will also be a bake sale, silent auction and a raffle. All money earned will be given to Lisa to help pay for her expenses in her fight against cancer. She has to travel back and forth to Seattle to receive experimental treatments that they cannot do in the Tri-Cities, (and her insurance may not cover). Please try to come. You will hear some awesome steel drum music and you will be helping out a fellow alumni. Thank you, -Dawn Backer Gerken (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/15/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hoffman (47/48), Richard Roberts (49), Mike Clowes (54), Carol Purkhiser (56), Emajean Stone (63), Jim Hamilton (63), Linda McKnight (65), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hoffman (47 & 48) To: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) I live in the Kenmore area and I love the work shop I used to go there all the time when I was biking from Bothell on the trail. Had to refuel for the trip back. Please keep me informed of the next meeting. I would love to see some of the old timers. -Tom Hoffman (47 & 48) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Roberts (49) Thanks, Anna May Wann (49) for the effort at the Workshop Tavern and best regards to Mel Stratton (49) for being there. Carol Tyner Roberts (52) and I plan a trip to the Seattle area sometime next spring and maybe we can put something together again. When the schedule is more firm, we will be in touch. In the meantime, the best hello to all the other 49ers and those others plus or minus a few years. -Richard Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Spudnuts In glancing through a copy of the "Green and Gold Handbook", under the heading of "Citizenship" we are told: "An idea seems to be rather prevalent that citizenship consists of not breaking any rules and not causing and disturbance. In other words, citizenship has become simply a negative virtue, which puts a premium on the individual who does nothing to interfere with the routine of things." I would hold, then, that denigration of Spudnuts falls under this guideline, and may, therefore, be grounds for impeachment and loss of "Bomberhood". Enough said, anything further might wind up in "The Sandbox". Re: "Golden Years" Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64), is of the opinion that the "Golden Years" start at age fifty, and that we are nothing more than "re-cycled teenagers." Jean, I don't think there is a defining age for being "golden"; and after R2K, only momentary re-cycled teenagers. In this line of thinking maybe "senior moments" can become "re-cycled teenage angst"? Just one more quote from the "Handbook" School Song We're loyal to you, Richland High We're green and we're gold, Richland High We'll back to stand "Gainst the best in the land For we know you have sand, Richland High RAH!! RAH!! So, onward we go, Richland High, Go speeding ahead, Richland High, Our team is our best asset, It has never failed us yet, Hurrah! for you Richland High! RAH!! RAH!! Bombers, Spudnuts, and Maren forever -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) RE: Maxine Purkhiser My mother, Maxine Purkhiser, passed away on August 2nd. I know many of you remember her (and her husband, "Purk") from The Bootery in the Uptown district. There are two wonderful things that I want you all to know: 1. My Mom had a great death. She had all her affairs in order, she died in her own bed with her own dogs in attendance, she had loving and competent caretakers, she accepted death and did not want any of the mechanisms of medicine around, and, blessed be, she had no pain. Most of all, she died Maxine to the end - no coma here, no vegetative state, calling the shots and wearing perfume. Way to go, Mom. 2. Then there is the job is dealing with all the 'stuff' that is left behind. The sorting, boxing, cleaning, donating, decision making, etc. You've all been there....or will be. But when your family shows up in full force - 9 people from 3 generations -and puts their enormous good will, energy and great good sense into the task, my goodness!, how things get done. I am so tremendously grateful for this support. I will not forget it. Of course, my brother Jerry has been a tower of responsibility and action. I say, 'of course', because this is not a new thing to me. But I want you to know it. -Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) ******************************************** >>From: Emajean Stone (63) Re: San Jose Jazz Festival What a great time! Went down on Sunday evening to hear Larry Coryell (61) play guitar. It was a wonderful performance. Heard a voice say "Emajean" and there was Jack Gardiner (61) Stood and talked and listened to the great music. After the performance, Larry was selling his new CD and signing autographs. Got to talk to him for a while along with Dave Miller (67). To: All of the other Bombers in the Bay Area You missed a great performance. -Emajean Stone (63) ******************************************** >>From: JIm Hamilton (63) RE: Critique of the 35th reunion for them class of '65 sophomores To: Jim House (63) - Inspector General for all class reunions past and future JIM - They done good, them sophomores. Considering this was only their sixth effort, they put on quite a show. No basketball game, no fireworks, but plenty of fire water. Dick Boehning (63), Gary Scofield (63) and Reed Galbreath (63) showed up to add a little bit of dignity and keep the bartender's tip jar full. David Rivers (65) kept trying to set up an NDP, as he was sure that some Kennewick types were due to come up the dike at any moment. Got to see the video of the R2K weekend, and I still get goose bumps. It's really outstanding, but I think the color is off. Your legs looked almost tan. Everyone who was at the game knows that in actuality your pins were a couple of shades lighter than the "bran' new" hoop scoots you wore to the game. I was gonna wear the shirt that frank gave us, but didn't want to be the peacock when all those fine looking younger ladies came out looking their best. Wish you could have been there, to give everyone your blessing. You enjoying yourself being back in alaska working on Ron's boat? Are you the one who puts them salmon in the Fedex envelope and overnights them to Lewiston? Your Faithful Servant, JIMBEAUX -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) RE: Reunions Just got home last night from our 35th Class Reunion, and although it was the smallest reunion ever because of R2K and not everyone could come to both, it was still truly wonderful. You know, I don't think we're getting older, I think we're getting BETTER!!!! I stayed up way too late and danced way too much, but it was lots of fun. And, everyone looked wonderful and darn healthy, too. So, for those who aren't tired of reunions yet, there is one being planned in the Seattle area for September. It's a mini one, meeting in a restaurant (site unnamed at present). Carolyn Moore (65) is working on it, and since I've been away from the Sandstorm for a few days, I am not sure if there has been any mention of it here yet. I talked to lots of people about it this last weekend........ and all classes are invited. Carolyn's e-mail address is I know there are lots of people living in the Seattle area...... so contact Carolyn for more info. See you soon......and remember, BOMBERS RULE!!!!!! -Linda McKnight (65) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) RE: Music of the 50s/60s A BIG TIME Bomber Thanks to Betty Avant (69) for the web link to KOMA in Oklahoma City. I clicked them on first thing this morning, and have heard nothing but great memories (50s & especially 60s music) ever since. SO COOL! I even sent them an e-mail. Waiting for them to play my requests now :-) Here's the link again, in case anyone missed it. Check it out --- it's worth it! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Reunions I really enjoyed the Reunion, I vote for every seven years, however, I can understand others wanting it every four. To: Rick Maddy (67) I too, had a similar experience with using the word "Pop" instead of "Soda". I lived in Virginia for over 4 1/2 years. I started using the word "soda", I'm back in Washington, however, "Soda" is instilled in my brain, I still use it. New Topic: Camping & Fishing Memories I was wondering what favorite memories folks have of going camping as a child and where was their favorite campsite. We went camping & fishing at the Pot Holes. One day, as we were fishing, my mother spotted a snake, she climbed up on my fathers shoulders. My brothers weren't to happy when I (a girl) caught the first fish. We also went camping at Mt. Rainier, I'd have to say my favorite was the most memorable; We had a bear visit our campsite one night, that was pretty exciting. I almost slid off a cliff, my mother's quick thinking, and her foot in my tummy was the only thing between me and death. Our brakes on the car also went out at the top of the mountain. My mother was driving, she was petrified, but tried not to show it, my brothers and I thought it was pretty fun, it was like riding on a roller coaster. Fortunately, a large truck noticed our dilemma and managed to get in front of us and slow us down until we came to a stop. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/16/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today. Ray Gillette (49), Mike Clowes (54), Bonnie Beardsley (56), Carol Carson (60), Jean Armstrong (64), Rick Valentine (68), Christine Woodward (72), Debra Dawson (74WB), Sean Lewis (77), Princess Hester (81WB), Sonny Parker (81), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: The R2K Planning Committee To: Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) who wrote: "The reason that more locals didn't attend (and others too) the R2K reunion is that only those reading the Sandstorm( and those told by those reading the Sandstorm) knew about it!!!!! Was there any other advertisement, I didn't see any!!" The R2K Committee knew from the beginning that our biggest challenge would be to get the word out to all classes, especially to those without e-mail and unable to read the Sandstorm. With 60 classes, and an estimated 24,000 ± classmates, we didn't have the funding or time to do this many mailings. You have to understand we started with a ($0) Balance and for the first few months we were working with a skeleton crew. In fact, several Committee Members fronted money until some of the early registration money came in. Our only choice was to rely on representatives of each class to get the word out. We put a notice in the Sandstorm to search out the "Keepers" of each Class list with the intent to notify them to send out Registration Forms. We received only 11 responses that knew who the "Keeper" were. We are still compiling that list, so if anyone didn't respond, please contact Linda Boehning at as we'd like to keep the lists current. We would also like to know how many classes actually did send out Registration Forms. Many classes commented that they didn't have funds to mail out Forms. And some didn't have an organized committee for their own class. Still most came through. The Class of '58 started from scratch. They got to work calling classmates for addresses, and requested donations for mailing out registrations forms. They did two mailings, which resulted in a fantastic turnout. The Class of '63, had over 150 classmates on their mailing list that are not connected with e-mail. (More than those who have e-mail). Registrations were mailed out, and the class of '63 had the largest participation. We, as a committee, tried everything we could. We placed ads in the Tri-City Herald, on the Radio, and on T.V, and we made registration forms available at local businesses. A suggestion for all classes: Ask for donations from your classmates for future reunions expenses. Those classes that have done so have had positive results. The class of '63 asked for donations at their 25th, and have had enough to cover expenses for the last two reunions. No matter who does future Reunions, the only way to get the word out is to use every way possible: e- mail, mailings, and talking to your friends. To make the next reunion even better, each CLASS has to take the responsibility to get this done. If you want your classmates to come, then you have to make an effort to contact each one. And now some Trivia about the Reunion: Registered alumni who attended 1145 (1440 total alumni responded; 395 pre-registered alumni didn't attend) ASB cards: 1482 (Registered alumni and guest) Teachers: 12 First Class attending: Bernie Simpson (46) The top 10 Classes attending were: Alumni /Alumni and Guest Class of 63 - 89/102 Class of 65 - 74/97 Class of 64 - 57/76 Class of 62 - 56/73 Class of 58 - 55/74 Class of 60 - 55/69 Class of 70 - 50/64 Class of 67 - 50/63 Class of 66 - 46/53 Class of 68 - 43/60 Those coming the farthest: Don Rotan (61) - Chaing-Mai, Thailand Vicki Owens (72) - Kampala Uganda Pamela Romsos Storey (86) - RDI TeKanwhata, NZ Robert Davis (66) - Columbia, S. America Toby Wheeler Davis (65/66) - Columbia, S. America Patrick Quane (59) - Kihei, Hawaii One of the activities that we didn't count on being so successful was the gathering at the Hanford House Courtyard. We thought that with the "Street Dance", and planned gatherings by several of the Classes, Churches and families that we wouldn't have a large turnout. We were overwhelmed with the attendance. We only expected a couple hundred. We apologize for running out of food. Some Members of the Committee voted tonight on reserving the Hanford House Courtyard each summer on Saturday night of the "Cool Desert Nights" weekend for those who will be in town to get together. Please let us know of your interest in this! Some classes could have their own Reunions on Friday night and then join us on Saturday night. Every 4 years we could have a big R2K Reunion, with the same Gathering at the Courtyard at night, but activities during the day. We may never have another Basketball Game like this last one, but we could have a great "Pep Assembly". Maybe with activities such as a free throw contest, skits, etc. It wouldn't take much planning to do this, as the most important activity would be just creating a venue for "visiting" which seems to be the most popular. We feel that the Reunion was a great success and met all our expectations. We have appreciated all the "Thank-You's" and we want you all to know that all the hard work and time spent planning it was well worth it. I know we all feel that it was great seeing old Classmates, but we also have met some wonderful "New Friends" from other classes. -Kathy Hoff Conrad (64) - R2K Chairman -Linda Belliston Boehning (63) - R2K Secretary -Perry Moore (63) - R2K Registration Chairman ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) To: Richard Roberts (49) and all other 49er's In my capacity as Web Maintainer (some people call themselves WebMasters but in my book, Maren Smyth is the Master) for the classes of '46, 47, 48, and '49, I have recently had the opportunity to add one of our classmates to the roster of emailed 49ers. It was Paul Phillips (49). While doing that we exchanged emails and he mentioned that he had a hard copy of the final Sandstorm (real paper copy) published on May 25, 1949. He offered to make a copy of it and send me one. Thank you Paul..... Mainly because on page three there was a picture of the named "outstanding" athletes from our class of 49. He, Paul Phillips, was a boxer, Walt Hyrkas was a trackman, Dick Dawald - basketball, Tooter Crowder - football, Jim Doyle - baseball. An interesting fact concerning those selections occurred to me when I remembered that about 20 years later I had occasion to play tennis with Jim Doyle a few times while we were still mobile enough to play reasonable tennis AND Jim was able to whip me on those outings nearly every time. The result of my thinking was that even though I was selected as the best tennis player of that year, it was probably because a lot of the better athletes just didn't play tennis at that time. By the way, the sports editors of the Sandstorm at that time were the above mentioned Richard "Dick" Roberts and Ray King (RIP). Good job Mr. Roberts. Great memories -Ray Gillette (49) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Maren Smyth (64) who asked "What YEAR is that handbook?" 1946 -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Beardsley Sandahl (56) To: Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) What a marvelous tribute to your mother! Your love and support of her are obvious. I hope that you place a copy of what you've written in a special scrapbook. It's a treasure. -Bonnie Beardsley Sandahl (56) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud (60) RE: Camping To: Kim Edgar (79) I'm glad you brought up the camping theme. Our family used to have a camping reunion over Labor Day weekend every year at Ohanepecosh Camp Ground in Mt. Rainier National Park. It is my favorite place in the world to camp. We did this for 26 years. Unfortunately, we can't make it anymore but have great memories. You can hike up to Silver Falls, go through the Visitor Center, go up the road a piece to Grove of the Patriarchs, drive up around the mountain to Paradise, hike the trails . . . etc. Labor Day weekend also coincides with a huge flea market in Packwood, WA, about 15 miles from the campground. You can spend days wandering around the flea market. About 30 years ago, it started with a small gathering of booths around the Packwood Community Center. It has now grown to about a mile long and 2 blocks deep in and around the town of Packwood. Great fun! One of the best activities we always did over that weekend was to go up into the mountains and pick blueberries and huckleberries. Then we'd go down around Morton near the river and pick blackberries. Our freezer always had berries for winter baking of cobblers and struedels. Thanks for jogging the gray matter! -Carol Carson Renaud (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) RE: "Golden Years" - In this line of thinking maybe "senior moments" can become "re-cycled teenage angst"? I think you may have a good thought there.... For those of us who had to look up this word, (that would be me) angst (ängkst) n. A feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression. RE: Bombers, Spudnuts, and Maren forever Not necessarily in that order.. I hope Maren knows how much we all love and appreciate her.. But just in case she forgot, WE LOVE YOU MAREN... If it wasn't for you, we wouldn't all be together like this.. You are the strength in our Bomber lives.. (gotta laugh, while doing my spell check, it questioned "spudnuts"..) I thought it was a real word. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) RE: Krispy Whatever's... This is a 'Spudnut' report... I went to the Prosser Wine and Food Fair last Saturday [the 12th] with some friends. Saturday morning we stopped in Richland and had Coffee and Spudnuts on the way through town. Yep they are still as good as I remembered them. Sorry the Krispy things are just a substitute :-) Winery hopped all the way to Prosser. There are a bunch of new wineries in the Tri Cities-Benton City area. Had a great day in the Tri Cities area... -Rick Valentine (68) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Christine Woodward (72) Date: Mon Aug 14 15:27:16 2000 RE: Robin Rieck (72) Lost contact with Robin Rieck while she was going to the U, Sue Flodine was in Ellensburg and I was in Wenatchee. Any news of where she may be? We would love to contact her and give her the latest of Sue and mines adventures. -Christine Woodward (72) ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) Hey, I don't remember The Vikings group, exactly, but I do remember Nat and Pito Saenz and Avon. You must have played at the lodge dances in West Richland. I think the girl who pierced my ears married Nat. Karen was a good friend of my little sister, Michel. We had a few beers, and I didn't feel a thing. Never had any trouble, infections, or that sort of problem from the piercing, and the holes match quite nicely! It's good to hear from some of the West Richland crowd on this predominately jock website. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ******************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis (77) Hey, Bombers I feel it's duly worth noting that my sister, Peggy Lewis Johnson (62) summitted Mount Rainier on Sunday August 12th, along with her husband Gary, and some others, and I think she deserves a big round of applause. Way to go, Peg! Can't say that I'm surprised at this, though. what's next? -Sean Lewis (77) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Princess Hester (81WB) Date: Tue Aug 15 19:45:16 2000 Would Have Been The Class of 1981 Hello Richland, It's been years since I've been to WA. I was a product of Jason Lee and Chief Jo. My brother, Don, made it all the way through (Col Hi) and was the Class of '78. Our mother was a first grade teacher at Jason Lee for about 10 years. Would love to hear from any of my old classmates. Richland was definitely a memorable place!!! -Princess Hester (81WB) ******************************************** >>From: Sonny Parker (81) RE: Kim Edgar (79) I think Kim's Mom is actually McGyver. What a gal! -Sonny Parker (81) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) RE: Pop vs. Soda We have a funny story in our family regarding the "Pop vs. Soda" controversy. When I was kindergarten age, we lived in Wappingers Falls, NY (for "two year, two months, too long" according to the parents). One morning, we were outside with the neighbors, and one was getting ready to head for work. She started her car, and POOF it started a little fire in the engine compartment. After opening the hood, my mother said "Quick -- get me some soda" (meaning baking soda). The neighbor, who was born & raised in NY and had never been beyond 'Jersey, said "What kind? Orange or Root Beer?". Those east coast folks.... always good for a laugh. Of course, this was the same neighborhood that had a couple of families who wouldn't let their kids play with me and my brothers when our father was home, because "he worked at a nuclear power plant, and by God, their kids weren't going to glow in the dark" (they actually told us that). Too bad they didn't understand that Indian Point was still under construction and there wasn't a fuel rod within a hundred miles of the plant. Just makes me glad to be living in the Tri-Cities. -Jenny Smart Page (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from 8/15/00 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Deborah "Colleen" Blacketer ~ Class of 1985 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/17/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts (49), Sandra Atwater (51), Larry Bruggeman (54) and Ramona Miller (54), J.D. Boyd (55), Carol Carson (60), Carol Converse (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), Mike Davis (74), Tedi Parks (76), Tamara Chitty (80), Jill Walser (81), Randy Ragsac (81), Mary Davidson (85) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) To: Ray Gillette (49) Thanks for the kind words. As I read your note, I thought you had forgotten that you were the selected senior tennis player for the pic in The Sandstorm. You guys were featured now and then on different documents at our 49er reunion. As I recall, only Walt Hyrkas and Jim Doyle attended the reunion. Jim's kids/grand kids entertained us during the evening festivities. Jim is also featured on the Col-Hi sports "wall of fame". Nice man, married to a nice lady. I have all of the old copies of the 1948-49 issues of The Sandstorm. I'm not sure if my kids would want them as a part of their legacy. I threaten them with about 100 boxes of slide trays and their response is "Oh, Dad!". If they don't want them, anybody out there have any suggestions? I made a wood cover and back and took them to the "old stuff" table at the reunion. They are kind of fun to plow through every 20 years or so. Carol Tyner Roberts (52) and I have been talking about a trip your way sometime early next spring so keep the pot on. In the meantime, keep cool. Har, har! Add my thanks for being our web maintainer. I've got a couple of pics to send if you're looking for things like that. -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Does anyone remember using the two words ----- soda pop together? "I would like a soda pop please". -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ******************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) & Larry Bruggeman (54) To: the R2K Committee You all did a fantastic job; could not have been better. Anyone who has tried to even organize a 6 year old's birthday party should appreciate your efforts. Thanks. We think that the idea of the Hanford House Courtyard in conjunction with Cool Desert Nights is a neat idea. Not too much organizing on anyone's part. Also, a plug for Club40. It is a great time, well organized and lots of fun. It's worth traveling some miles and us local yokels really enjoy it. Kudos to those who make it a success each year. -Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) & Larry Bruggeman (54) ******************************************** >>From: J.D. Boyd (55) I almost got arrested driving my car around By's Burgers without hubcaps. -J.D. Boyd (55) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud (60) RE: Terminology It has been interesting reading about people's experiences with different terminology, i.e., pop vs. soda. Another one is dinner & supper. As a newlywed I was living in Denver and invited my in-laws over for dinner. I was planning a nice dinner at about 6:00pm - they showed up at Noon - boy was I red-faced! I guess in Missouri where they were from, dinner was the main meal served at Noon. They never used the term lunch. Any other north vs. south, east vs. west terminology out there? -Carol Carson Renaud (60) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I've been camping at the Ohanepecosh Camp up at Mt. Rainier also. Great camp site!! Great place to go with children - so much to do. My folks and I used to go to Twin Lakes up close to Spokane each year. I was told that we started camping there when I was 6 months old. My last year there was when I was a senior. We only missed 2 years out of that whole time of not going. It was like a second home to me. I would anxiously await to see how many kids I knew from previous years. I learned to water ski there also. My dad would have all the patience in the world with however many kids wanted to ski. There were many years that Gail Plee Woodard (64) and Anna Margaret Bell (64) went along with us. Not together, but they would switch off. I think the reunion planning committee have come up with a good idea about renting out the Hanford courtyard each year during the Cool Summer Nights. I bet alot of alumnis would show up each year. Sounds like they are willing to give us a shot of reunions each 4 years. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) To: The Class of '65 We had a great reunion last weekend, about 130 people attended. The weather was lovely, the food was edible, everyone was beautiful. It was a time of catching up with friends from near and far. For those of you who were not able to attend, if you would like to purchase the book of mailing addresses, just contact me (Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger) - I'll even throw in a RHS key chain! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To Tedi Parks: Krispie Kremes over Spudnuts? I'm afraid the Texas sun has affected your mushyhead. There is little we can do for you! Just try to keep cool and stay out of the sun. Get plenty of rest. I hope there is not a lot of pain. -Mike Davis (74) PS - Denny's has a helluva cinnamon roll! ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Relax everyone... I'm not a spudnut-hater. Krispy Kremes are just better... that's all, and you can't "Un-Bomber" me for saying so. I appeal to my fellow Bombers, those of you who have served in the United States Armed Forces, who have fought for the freedom of this country. All of you must allow me the right to worship the doughnut of my choice... it's the American way. -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) ******************************************** >>From: Tamara Chitty Marlin (80) RE: lass or 1980 Twenty years Better Reunion! Hello to all of our fellow classmates! Are you ready for a great reunion? It's this weekend August 17-19th! (actually starting Thursday evening) We have really been working hard on planning this great event & compiled a great memory book for everyone attending. Included in your registration is the following events and items: ~ Name tags with your color picture on it from your senior year ~ Thursday night social at Jacksons (the old Gaslight) ~ Friday night social at Shilo (bring any copies of old pictures you may have from elementary school through High School as we are posting these up on the walls - remember bring copies - perhaps color copies - so we don't have to worry about the originals) Music & Hors d'oeuvres ~ Saturday Family Picnic - food provided for the whole family ~ Saturday Night Main Event - Class picture will be taken, Free wine tasting, Premier food, DJ - Music & Dancing ~ An etched large glass with the Bomber logo for class of 1980 ~ A memory book with over 110 people that sent in pictures & what they are doing now ~ A video was put together by our classmate Don Jepson on Bomber history & with pictures of our classmates & a little bit of our ten year. This will be shown & then some of our 20 year will be added to the end - these are available for sale at the reunion. ~ We will be having a raffle to raise money to be put in a CD for our next reunion committee to start with a budget to plan the next great event. Golf is available at a separate charge for Friday starting at 12:30. We are planning on a lot of fun and if you are still undecided about coming I encourage you to come - it will be fun! You can still come by paying at the door - it would help for food count if you could RSVP to either Lynn Harrold Casey or Tamara Chitty Marlin. SEE YOU THERE!!! :) -Tamara Chitty Marlin (80) ******************************************** >>From: Jill Walser (81) To: Princess Hester (81WB) Hi Lady! I remember you well, you were so friendly and nice. I always wondered what happened to you. I'd love to hear from you, I'm at -Jill Walser (81) ******************************************** >>From: Randy Ragsac (81) I think the word "pop" is an old fashion word for soda. I am from California and currently live there. My two brothers live in the Seattle area and use the term "Pop". I give them a bad time about it when I visit them. -Randy Ragsac (81) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Davidson Coates (85) My thoughts and prayers go out to the Colleen Blacketer family. I went to school with Colleen and she was a great gal. -Mary Davidson Coates (85) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/18/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann (49), David Brusie (51), Charlotte Carlson (52), Mike Clowes (54), Carol HOllingsworth (55), Janet Wilgus (59), Pat Vaché (60), Judy Willox (61), Verla Farrens (61), Lynn Johnson (63), Carolyn Moore (65), Brad Wear (71), Lynn Noble (72), Pito Saenz (74), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) To: Richard and Carol Roberts Looking forward to your visit to our wonderful area. We will definitely plan an event when you come to town. Just let us know and you will see that in the Northwest we "love to party". By will be thrilled to see us. And if that doesn't work out my house is only one mile from the Tavern (how's that for convenience)? -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) I am a veteran, and I will fight again for your right to choose the doughnut of your choice. You have to realize that there are even people out there that eat at McDonalds and Macheesemo Mouse. Your liking of Krispy Kremes is understandable, it's your taste that is in question??? P.S. You know this is all in fun. -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Carlson Terry (52) RE: Senior Humor Just a little senior humor for those of you who can appreciate it: Growing old isn't for wimps! -Charlotte Carlson Terry (52) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) RE: The great "Soda" - "Pop" debate: Yes, I have heard it called soda-pop, or more vernacularly, "sody-pop". But when I think of soda, it needs to have ice cream in it, along with a syrup flavor, as in a chocolate soda. Pop on the other hand could be several things: a) a carbonated drink in a bottle or can; b) what you sometimes called your father; c) the kindly, old stage door guardian in countless movie musical; or, d) a derogatory name for an elderly gentleman (as in "Hey, Pops!") Now, soda, when added to the word jerk, became for a time, a job title that was looked on with awe by teenagers of the era. This was the dude that made sodas at the fountain of the favorite hangout, and did not necessarily reflect on any social inadequacies he might have. RE: Spudnuts versus "K....y K.....s" It hurts to even try to spell the "kk" word. However a case for leniency has been made. It is easy to see how a person, subjected to Texas weather, away from home and serving one's county, could be seduced. It wouldn't be the first time. And the next thing you know, he'll be extolling the virtues of beer from a bottle, and how to cover up cigarette breath with Sen-Sen. I tell you, my friends, we got trouble, and that starts with "T" which almost rhymes with "k".... "Sister" Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76), is in serious trouble. Perhaps someone in Richland could a least mail her a care package of Spudnuts. Meanwhile, the rest of us shall seek guidance and solace to do whatever it takes to stop this heresy before it ruins the national fabric. To: J.D. Boyd (55) It wasn't driving the car without hubcaps; it was driving the car. Spudnuts, Bombers and Maren rule -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) The song "Jukebox Saturday Night" which my quartet sings starts out "Moppin' up soda pop rickeys to our heart's delight, dancin' to swingeroo quickies, jukebox Saturday night". -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) RE: soda/pop Hi All this talk about soda and pop -- Mary Ogston and I used to quench our thirsts after an entire afternoon at the "new" Richland pool by stopping off on Wright at Densow Drugstore fountain. (I won't call it a "soda fountain" though that is what many places were called... not because of "soda or pop" but because of an ice cream soda! Don't think any kidlet would know what a real ice cream soda is and am not sure I would either; as I recall, that would have been a rare order in Richland!) Back to the intent, Mary and I always ordered a Cherry Coke -- now in those days at a fountain you got a FOUNTAIN COKE, made from a coke syrup and they were so good. I think a plain coke was a dime and a flavored one was .15. (Side here: I was looking for the "cent" sign on my laptop and there isn't one... I think there used to be one on the typewriters of oh so long ago!) Later, when I worked in an office in the Desert Inn, I would go downstairs and the fountain in the coffee shop section made the BEST FOUNTAIN COKES!! And, of course, you could order just about any flavor... seems to me Kit's favorite (she worked across the street at the bank) was a Vanilla coke!! There was a wonderful soda fountain in this tiny town in Kansas where my grandparents lived. It was the traditional institutional green and black, with the marbled floors of black and white and wonderful swivel stools with chrome backs. The favored drink there in the hot and humid summers was limeade -- freshly made, of course. To this day, that is a refreshment in our home -- and I was happy to find in Los Gatos, CA in the 70s a little fountain of the same design and colors as the one in La Cygne, Kansas -- it has been the locale of many trendy ventures and the furnishings of a day gone by have long gone the way of most soda fountain furnishings along with the elegant chrome accouterment for dispensing syrups and the wonderful "green" multiple milk shake mixers!! Remember the size of the milk shakes!! Enough reminiscing for today -- fond memories of hot, lazy, summer days -- mmm. -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Pat Vaché (60) RE: Soda pop Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) asks if any one remembers using the complete term "soda pop" The question jiggled my memory to when soda pop was first placed in a can. It seems to me that for a while this greatest of all inventions (at least for trash haulers, paid roadside clean-up crews, and recyclers) was called "can-a-pop" -Pat Vaché (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) RE: The South Meets the North -- Funny When I got together with my husband back in 1977, my two children were teenagers. Now we all know what that means --- know it all, ridicule everything and generally a pain in the ---- well you know! Feeling quite guilty that I was about to lay this package at this young man's feet and even more sure that I would probably never see him again when it was over, I left these two darlings with him. The guy is from Texas and of course has that long slow drawl that they do. Sometime during their time together they decided that they were thirsty and my husband in that Texan drawl of his asks, "Would y'all two like a soda water?" My son looked at his sister; she back at him and burst into uncontrollable laughter! After, which they retorted in reply, "Are you asking us if we want a pop?" The poor man, being confused with the laughter and the word pop left these two darlings to their own device. Upon my arrival home, my husband told me the story and asked me what had been so funny. I told him, "Here in the North, you could have used two words with three syllables to ask them that question. "Wanna pop?" Of course, I told him this only after my fit of uncontrollable laughter!! This story has become one of our cherished family memories and we still laugh about it today. -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Verla Farrens Gardner (61) Yes, Sandra Atwater Boyd (51), "soda pop, please" was how I ask for a soft drink -and I was born in Hermiston, OR. In Western OR it is said the fog burns off and in Eastern OR and WA it is said the fog lifts. I have learned that such occurrences do happen in each geographical region. In New York City, restaurant servers use to say "may I serve you lady?" - of course this was in the 60s - that may have changed. I hope to take another "field trip" there to discover the answer to this question is burning issue! My family called the noon meal dinner and evening meal supper until we left rural life and came to "the city" (Richland). My contribution to "tales of arrival" to Richland was my classmates were very friendly. I sure was glad because I was scared of city life. My first four years in school were at Echo, OR (we lived on a ranch.) Then during 5th, 6th and part of 7th I went to school in Outlook, OR (lived on a ranch). Moving to Richland and not having very many chores to do or barns to play in and our horses were not close by to ride whenever I so desired, made life confining. Kids from my rural lifetime did lots of chores but we also enjoyed playing lots of games: 7-up, tether ball, roller skating, jacks, skipping rope, hangman's bluff and more. The girls were given the new gym and the boys the old gym in Outlook, for basketball! How about that reverse in hierarchy. Our 1st home in Richland was a 2 bedroom prefab so when Aunt, Uncle and 3 cousins came to visit from Newberg, OR, my Father backed his pick up on the lawn and the taller of us cousins lay the length of the pick up bed with the tail gate out flat, and the two younger cousins slept close to the cab cross wise on the pick up bed. (We had canvas tarps and blankets - pre-sleeping days for us also). The pick up bed was our 2nd guest room. The 1st guest room was my sister Marguerite's and my bedroom, for aunt and uncle during their stay. Sometime back there was an entry sent in about some guys camping off Wellsian and how the city police paid them a visit and they continued the night camped out there. Well, in the late 50s some gals of my class (61), had a slumber party in warm weather and during the evening the girls wandered to a playground, swinging and sliding in the park in their night clothes. The girls were all good students and "respectable to their elders." The tale that went around friendship circles was instead of taking the girls back to the host home, all the girls were piled in the police car and taken to the police station. Then each girl's parents were called to come get their daughter. The entries of others who lived in Richland before '55, it helps me understand somethings I never knew about or did not understand. In fact any historical Sandstorm entries, from any decade is enjoyed as it allows me a broader scope on aspects of life in Richland than my own experience. Yes, that means those of you who may have graduated in the '70s '80s & 90s.... your last name sometimes gives me clues of some of my classmate siblings. Also, at times, who your parents are -classmates from my time in school in Richland! -Verla Farrens Gardner (61) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Johnson Andrews (63) Maren (or whoever receives this), Can you tell us anything more about what photos are actually on this CD? (see below) Are they an assortment of photos that people who attended the R2K later scanned and sent in? Are they primarily one graduating classes' photos? Or photos that John Adkins '62 himself took? Sounds super if it is truly a good assortment.....? Please do some more advertising so we'll know what we're getting!! The voting is probably over, but I think every four years is too frequent -- the main organizers are those folks who live in Richland primarily, and we don't want them to burn out too fast. An odd number like seven is good because it will get a much better rotation of classes going. Even numbers such as four will never bring the job down on the odd number classes, whereas an odd seven will. Seven, plus always reserving the Desert Inn /Hanford House courtyard on Cool Desert Nights weekends, seems like a good solution to me. -Lynn Johnson Andrews (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Moore (65) Hi Everyone, Yes, a few of us from class of '65 were trying to get together here in Seattle, but with the busy schedules that everyone has, we have not agreed on a date, place or time. When we finalize the details, we will announce it in the Sandstorm so that you may join us. If you need to contact me, please do not send your inquiries to me here at work. Please use my home address at: Thanks! Bomber Cheers! -Carolyn Moore (65) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Tedi, I must agree that Krispy Kremes are great, I have consumed vast quantities of them over the past year. The staff at the Arlington, Tx. store knew whenever there was a hockey tournament in town as we would buy 4-5 doz. at a time. Now, I have to admit I was a lost soul that wandered in the vast waste land of substandard "do- do's" for a long time, Winchels, Dunkin' Donuts, and even some local "Spudnut Shop" knockoffs. Nothing compares to the original Spudnuts, but the Krispy Kremes will more than suffice until I can get a real Spudnut fix. As a prior Marine I will definitely defend your right to consume Krispy Kreme do-do's, after all they are the lesser of two evils. That is until Val decides to open a shop in the DFW metroplex, then all bets are off. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden (72) RE: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Krispy Kremes and Spudnuts are not even in the same class! While they are tasty, KKs are just as you stated, "good southern donuts". Spudnuts are not donuts. They are an especially delightful northwest phenomenon. It's like trying to compare Starbuck's to MJB or Folgers. Can't be done - sorry! -Lynn Noble Paden (72) ******************************************** >>From: Pito Saenz (74) RE: Spudnuts??????? I want to talk about real Tri-Cities landmarks, not the Spudnut shop where the Richland P.D. takes there coffee breaks, but places I thought were great fun when I was in school. How about Lost lake (behind Tri-City raceway), and Flattop Mt.. (not exactly a Mt..), the gravel pits (off bombing range road), and do you remember a place call LSD-13? (somewhere off the highway to Vantage). I bet those places bring back some memories. Maybe even some of you Richland jocks remember these places. What about the cliffs (east of Pasco near Dalton lake)? Some indoor places I thought were fun were the dances at Umbra (the old community house), Ernie's rack and cue (near Tastee Freeze). Am I jarring any of your memory banks loose yet? I hear the 70s were tough on brain cells (ha, ha). Now those are some real landmarks, you doughnut freaks. -Pito Saenz (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Terminology To: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Yes, I used both words together growing up, as I got older I dropped the "Soda" used "Pop", until I moved to the East Coast, I started saying "Soda". To: Carol Carson Renaud (60) I never heard of the word "Stoop" (Porch) until I met someone from the south. -Kim Edgar (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/19/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette (49), Sandra Atwater (51), Al Parker (53), Muriel Anderson (53), Jerry Swain (54), Mike Clowes (54), Carol Carson (60), Carolyn Mouton (60), Paula Beardsley (62), Earl Bennett (63), Carol Converse (64), Pam Ehinger (67), Peggy Roesch (71), Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB), Mike Davis (74), Kim Edgar (79), Jeff Osborn (82), Jennifer Jordan Herb (83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) RE: Soda Pop..... Seems to me that when Gabby Hayes used the term, he said "Sody Pop". Anyone who does not know who Gabby Hayes is (was) is much too young..... -Ray Gillette (49) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) We called it the complete ------- ice cream soda and if you didn't want the ice cream, it was soda pop. The best ice cream soda I ever had was in Toppenish, WA at a soda fountain in a little drugstore. We lived there while we waited for a house to be completed and my Dad's name came to the top of the list for getting a house. To: Verla Farrens Gardener (61) Loved your story and I have been to Echo, OR only one time and there is a story about the hotel there, at least there was a story. Do you know the story? If so, is it true? -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ******************************************** >>From: Muriel Anderson (53) Speaking of sody pops. Does anyone remember when the four drug stores ran a 5 cent soda special for three days. (1949?) I rode my bike from one drugstore to the next spending my babysitting money. I think I topped out at fifteen sodas in one day. -Muriel Anderson (53) ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Swain (54) RE: I remember... Greetings classmates (You Too, Tom McGuire) I remember "soda pop" but how about the coke machine lotto called "go ya for distance"? When you popped your nickel into a coke (Coca Cola) machine and the icy bottle of soda pop rattled to the chute at the bottom center of the machine, you lifted the bottle up and scrutinized the bottom of the bottle for the name of the bottling plant where it was made. The buyer at the machine whose bottle was from the most distant location--won! The loser had to pay for the cokes. -Jerry Swain (54) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) Ah, the great controversy over "fountain" Coke versus other versions. I agree the taste of true fountain Coke is vastly greater than what ever else is sold under that brand name. In the mid 1940s my step-father ran an establishment that included a "Soda Fountain." It was a pure joy to be able to make my own Cokes from time to time. Especially when I leaned extra hard on the pump handle and got more syrup. And I'll never forget that black, black day in 1948 when the local Coca Cola bottler suggested to him that there was something better than what he was using. To my horror and dismay the "well" which contained Coke syrup was replaced by a red machine that dispensed both the syrup and carbonated water at the same time. Still had to pour the syrup into the machine, but the taste was never the same. Maybe that's when I acquired a taste for vanilla Coke. This was in Centralia, WA. In my sophomore year, my father returned from Alaska and bought a grocery store on 6th Avenue in Tacoma. Wonder of wonders, the store had a fountain, and did not have the horrid red machine. At least it didn't the summer I worked for him. I got to do most of the fountain work. Ah, such is youth! To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Isn't it fun discussing Spudnuts? Did you really think you could get away with declaring the superiority of Krispy Kremes? And for the record, the Spudnut Shop is a very prominent Richland landmark. Next in line would be the Uptown Tavern, followed by the Bomber Bowl and slumber parties at the Wellsian ponds. Maren, Spudnuts and Bombers rule! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud (60) RE: Sitting on the stoop To: Kim Edgar (79) I know they use the word "stoop" for porch in the east also - Remember the old movies filmed around New York? They used to "sit on the stoop." -Carol Carson Renaud (60) ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) RE: Pop vs. Soda I just returned from my first trip "back east" as they say. I was visiting with a friend from the Tri- cities in South Carolina and mentioned I was on my way to the store to get some "pop" for our trip to DC. He hollered at a couple of his young co-workers and asked me to repeat what I had said. Wondering why he had asked this, I told the young ladies I was going to the store for some pop. "See, I told you it was called Pop" That was the first I ever heard about pop being called soda. Those easterners are kind of weird tho anyway. By the way, had a wonderful trip - over 7,400 miles and saw lots of this great country of ours. Had a wonderful visit with sister Janice (64) in S. C. but was good to get home and out the car after 28 days. Spent several hours getting caught up on all the Sandstorms. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett, III (63) RE: R2K2 etc. To: Lynn Johnson Andrews (63) Lynn: Maybe your explanation will catch on better than my references to prime numbers - I voted for three, with an explanation that 3 and 7 are the only digits that evenly spread the work (Joy and Pain) among the classes. Three brings us up as hosts FIRST - appropriate for the Gold Medal Class, don't you think? But voting seems sparse and poorly thought out. It will be interesting to see what Maren/Gary etc. conclude. I have no feeling for the consensus, as I haven't had time to read more than one or two notes a day. Sorry I missed the big one this year - may never be another like it, from what I hear. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett, III (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) You asked if anyone used the term "soda pop". I do once in awhile. Don't ask me why, but I use all the terms - "soda" "pop" and "soda pop". The first time that I heard the term "soda" was when my son was about 4 years old. He met a friend that had moved from back east. That was their term. TO: Carol Carson Renaud (60) When we went back to upper state New York a few years ago, I mentioned to my aunt and uncle that we had gone to the "diner" down the street. She was a little shocked, but then told me that it was really a "Cafe". The terminology for "Diner" meant "tavern" back there. I thought it was funny, as I've never heard that. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Yes I can remember when "pop" was "soda pop". I think we in the West dropped the "soda" and the East dropped the "pop". Thus the war of "pop" verses "soda". We're all, right in what ever we call it! RE: R2K I've been hearing a lot of worrying about the next R2K not being the same as the one we just had. It won't be! We can never have another 1st R2K! It was a once in a life time, and if you missed it for what ever reason, I'm sorry, because there will never be one to match it! But we still can have all year reunions every 4 years and still have a great time! Getting together is the whole idea! Right? Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Roesch Wallan (71) To: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Twin Lakes! Do you mean the Twin Lakes out of Rathdrum, ID? Oh, does that bring back memories. My family was there like clockwork, the last week of July and 1st week of August (something like that). It was heaven! Once my folks were assured that we kids were duly trained swimmers and always wore our life vests, we kids were free to roam the Upper and Lower Twins in rowboats, canoes, and the family ski boat. My dad suffered through my tests of life saving abilities (like swamping a rowboat or canoe to practice righting it -- he always ended up doing the dirty work) and we swam across the lake every morning for our constitutional -- one in a rowboat while the other swam across, then we switched. Early on, we had a group of families that went up together: we shared a cabin with the Feltses (Woody, Eleanor, Marsha and Paul) [hey girls, I've seen Paul in his civvies!!] ... the Watsons (Ed, Jo, Don, Christy, and Patty, during better days) ... the Drivers from Pasco (Garth, Dotty, Chan, Mike, Mary, Sue, Devi) had a cabin across the lake ... and our friends from Spokane, the Beaches, next to them. The owners of the resort where we stayed (Twin Echo Resort) kept the cabins up and limited the number of day visitors, so the place was clean and friendly. But, things change... I was back there in the early 80s ... I was afraid to get out of my car. The place was mobbed, dirty, run down, the lake was polluted, there was no unadulterated lake shore left, and there were signs of Aryan Nation psychos everywhere. But I still have my memories of those summers, and believe me, nothing has ever come close to matching them. -Peggy Roesch Wallan (71) ******************************************** >>From: Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB) Hey, anybody know where I can get a decent Spudnut and a Ranch Burger from AC in Seattle? I haven't been able to combine those two since I left Richland in 1969, after having spent two radiant years at Chief Jo. I remember so many people there, and I hope anyone who remembers me will write! Not sure why they are coming up now, but I've got lots of fun memories of my brief stint in the Tri-Cities, which include hanging around with Jim Bixler (72), Dick Cartmell (73), Steve Neill (72), beating Carmichael in football (oh, that's right, we lost), beating Carmichael in basketball (oh, that's right, we lost...) learning so much from Mrs. Pearson in 8th grade (Jean Albaugh (72), you were in my class!), playing for Toivo Piippo on the Chief Jo basketball team. He had the driest sense of humor I've ever seen, he was so hilarious. I'll never forget the look on his face when he would stop practice, look at me with his inimitable expression, and ask quietly, "Anderson, what in the hell is going on out there?" I had moved to Richland from Eugene, Oregon, and once, during practice, he asked me, "so Anderson, do they play basketball in Eugene?" Somehow I got the nickname of "Bo" (my brother Randy, who played football and would have been class of 70, got it first, and it got passed on to me.) His friends (Mike Franco (70), Jerry Anderson (70), lots of others) loved to torture us, the way all high school students love to mess with junior highers. Lucky for me, Bixler, Cartmell, and whoever else was around, we were way smarter! I'd love to hear from you! -Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) RE: The Soda/Pop Debate The entries concerning the soda/pop debate must stop now! It's making me crazy. If it continues, I will stuff my face with Krispie Kremes, steal the aqua car, load it with batgirl Wall of Fame plaques, float it to the middle of the Columbia, and let the weight of the Krispie Kremes and plaques take me to the bottom. M.Davis (74) PS-Of course then I'd miss this R2K reunion everyone has been talking about. By the way, when is it? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Landmarks To: Pito Saenz (74) The one that stands out the most is the "Fingernail" (the building that was moved to Howard Amon Park). I remember it being off the highway, the windows were always broken, I presume from kids throwing rocks. Does anyone remember what business it for? (I don't believe it was for residential purpose). Other places that stand out in my mind are Zips, Dairy Mart (with the cow on top), Tastee Freeze, The Big Pool, Wading Pool and Elephant Slide at Howard Amon Park [aka Riverside]. Although, these are not landmarks, but the following stand out in my mind as well; the "Shelter Belt" along the highway (I remember kids climbing trees and either throwing rocks and/or shooting their BB Guns at cars going by, just to watch the cars slam on the brakes, the drivers look around and drive away). (I won't mention names) Also, Wellsian Pond and the "Lagoon" at Columbia Park. I realize that the "Lagoon" is not in Richland, but I remember spending a lot of time there and every time I drive by, it brings back memories. Sadly, one of them was witnessing the recovery of a little girl's body, a victim of drowning. I believe I was about seven, it's amazing how something like that can stay with you for so long. Anyone else think of other landmarks? -Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Osborn (82) I would like to give my sincerest condolences to the Blacketer family for the loss of Colleen. It saddened my heart when I heard the news as I knew her and have very fond memories her. Right now, all I can think of to say is "I'm very sorry...she will be missed by all of us who knew her". Can someone tell me when and where the funeral is? -Jeff Osborn (82) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ Jeff - Her funeral notice has been scanned by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) and there is a link to it (and MANY others) on the above website. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Jordan Herb Fernandez (83) RE: Famous Bombers page I believe that Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) went to Richland High School (then Col. High), but I don't know what year. But I remember when I was going to school in 1983, a (Latin?) professor bragged about having the Bionic Woman for a student. -Jennifer Jordan Herb Fernandez (83) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [This is the first time I've heard this. According to a website that I just checked, Lindsay did her first film in 1973, so that would make her a '72 (or earlier) Bomber (or Bomber Wanna Be). Can anybody verify this information??? -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/20/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Al Parker (53), Curt Donahue (53), Marilyn Richey (53), Mike Clowes (54), Burt Pierard (59), Bill Craddock (61), Helen Cross (62), June Smith (63), Linda Reining (64), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Rick Valentine (68), Pam Pyle (69), Larry Crouch (71), Lori Killand (72), Marion Agar (72), Mike Davis (74), G.S. Gordon (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) Re: Spudnuts Some relatives came over from Richland yesterday and brought me a dozen glazed Spudnuts. They are sooooo good! I'm sorry some of you aren't here so I could share. Yeah, right!! -Curt Donahue (53) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) RE: landmarks of old Richland Does anybody remember the place known as the slab out on the left side of the Richland riding academy. It was a place where the kids would go on the weekends and park their cars and turn on their radios on the same channel and listen to the music, talking, drinking and eating. The police could be seen if they went down to the place and everybody would go out back roads and all would end up down at By's and be there for the evening. Carol Hollingsworth (55) and Jim Boyd (55) should remember this place. Jim didn't like to take his nice cars down to the slab as you would have to get your car dirty sometimes. That is the reason I didn't like to go either. This place was popular in the early and middle 50s. It was a foundation of a home they had torn down at some time. Bomber memories -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: fellow classmate Jerry Swain: It just pains me to see you squabbling with that nice Tommy McGuire. Didn't the "Dutchman" warn you about such carryings on? And did you heed his lessons? No more Spudnuts for either of you. So there. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) TO: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Landmarks The "Fingernail" was originally the Tru-Stone Concrete Co. building and built in 1962, moved to Howard Amon Park in 1982. Bomber cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Craddock (61) RE: pop, soda, I personally, have changed my terminology over the years. As a youngun here in Richland, I went with the general flow and called canned, bottled, or dispensed (like the fountain at Densow's or the machine at the Uptown Theater) soft drinks "pop". For some reason, unknown to me, I now use the term "soda". Another term that has amused me for the last thirty years or so is "you guys". After only one term at a Texas college and the ridicule vented on me for saying "you guys" in reference to more than one person of either sex, I cannot bring myself to use the term even to this day. I say "y'all" or "you all". I don't think I drawl it out like southerners do but hearing "you guys" still causes me to wince. I appreciate "y'all" who have written lately about some of the "landmarks". Many memories have been refreshed. I DO remember Lost Lake, Flattop, Dairy Mart, Dog n' Suds, Wellsian Pond etc. etc. but a couple of the best landmark memories I have are Jack and Chuck Gardiner's Mom's kitchen when she made the world's best tacos and invited me to stay for "supper" or Gary Eubanks' Mom's kitchen when she made the Universe's best German Chocolate Cake. I'm a longtime - almost religiously devout - Spudnut Freak but have to say that Mrs. Eubanks' German Chocolate Cake may be the finest confection ever produced on this planet. Some of the very finest landmarks I recall in Richland wore peddle pushers, capris, Pendleton sweaters, pleated or straight skirts, or cutoffs and danced with me at HI-SPOT. My old bachelor memory banks recall them with much fondness. Just seems like those Richland landmarks were cuter than the ones in Pasco, Kennewick - - - or anywhere else for that matter. Many, many reasons for being thankful for being alive in Richland during my youth. -Bill Craddock (61) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To all those who participated in organizing the R2K reunion. You did a great job, and I still think one of the reasons the reunion was such a success was that is was so informal and relaxed. I think your idea of reserving the Hanford House courtyard each Saturday night of the Cool Desert Nights Car Show is a great idea, and thus that weekend could become reunion weekend for Richland High and we'd all know when that was automatically, and could fit it into our calendars if possible. To: Sean Lewis (77) Sean, That is very nice of you to bring up your sister's accomplishment and wonderful feat of climbing Mt. Rainier!! Also worth noting is the fact that your sister graduated with me in l962 and is accomplishing this feat when she is over 50!! Cheers Peg, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) I lived in the west and I've lived in the east (NJ). I went from soda pop to soda. I now live in the south and I still say "soda". But, at least I don't say "soder" like some Yankees do (by the way)..... coming from Washington makes me a westerner! -June Smith Colletti (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) To: Ray Gillette (49) RE: Gabby Hayes I remember him from Saturday mornings and also from the Saturday matinees at the Uptown; I also "know" Roy Rogers; Gene Autry; Cisco Kid; Tom Mix; Lone Ranger; and Hopalong Cassidy. ;) I remember when they had their own shows on TV on Saturdays and my great uncle would come over and watch them all day long. Does anyone remember when they would show midget westerns? I always thought those were little kids playing "cowboys and Indians". To: Peggy Roesch Wallen (71) RE: Twin Lakes, Idaho I remember going there with Betty Bates Roberts (64) and her family and learning to water ski ----- went around the lake forever, as I was afraid to let go of the rope! My folks used to go camping at Wallowa; Curlew; and Sun Lakes ------ hated the bugs, sleeping on the ground, cooking over a fire; loved roasting marshmallows and sitting around the camp fire at night, singing songs and telling ghost stories. "Best" memories are the times the Elm Street neighbors would get together and go camping at Wallowa, Oregon. -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) Just wanted to thank everyone who helped to put together and put on the '65 class reunion! (You know who you are). It was wonderful to see everyone! After it was over I spent a few days in my parents' pool in the Richland sun before I came home to Seattle. It was a good week. Thanks again. Patty de la Bretonne '65 ps The food at the dinner was really good this time! -Patty de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) On the virtues of Spudnuts: A week or so ago, in response to Frank Hames' (69) entry about a bunch of poor, misguided souls STANDING in LINE to purchase Krispy Kremes, I submitted a note concerning childhood recollections of sitting at the counter and watching the pastry-puff wizards HAND form, fry, and glaze those warm, wonderful confections we ALL seem to remember with greater fondness than just about any other memory of our old hometown. That little note set off a chain reaction of apparent controversy on the merits of the "competition," but also set in motion a series of witty e-mails and events between two former Bomberville residents. Today's entry is a testimony on the virtue of the Spudnut, inspired by the story of the week's interaction between these two Bombers--a testimony which CLEARLY sets the Spudnut apart from ALL those other look-alike fried dough puffs. The events of the week went something like this: Bomber #1 sends her reminiscent note about Spudnuts to the Sandstorm, noting that she hasn't had the pleasure of sinking her teeth into the "real deal" for 30 years and stating, for the record, that the few knock-offs which have crossed her lips in the same time frame PALED in comparison. Bomber #2 responds with a personal e-mail to B-1, noting that both now live in Virginia and inquiring about B-1's location, livelihood, and knowledge of a Spudnut Shop in the town where B-2 is resident -- a Spudnut Shop which B-2 swears has the "real deal." Well, at least the MODERN DAY "real deal." B-2 complains that an upcoming company move will soon require a 20-minute commute to the aforementioned Spudnut Shop. B-1 quickly responds with knowledge of many things in that town EXCEPT the elusive Spudnut Shop, and replies to the questions about location, livelihood, etc. Included are details about B-1A (spouse) and B-1B(male child) and THEIR current locations, livelihood, etc. B-1 also inquires about B-2's knowledge of a particularly grimey-but-satisfying-greasy spoon, known as 'Pig n Steak' and located just north of B-2's town. B-1 concludes with a quip about a 20-minute commute to a Spudnut beating the heck out of a cross-country drive! B-2 forwards another response, commenting on his amazement at just how small the world really is. B-2 relates several similarities in their life-paths and shares additional career details which link the two families in additional ways. B-1 responds, now suggesting, in closing and with a frivolous giggle, that the next time B-2 drives northbound, bound for Washington D.C., B-1 would be VERY grateful if B-2 would "hurl a box of those babies out of your window as you sail past" (referring, of course, to the "real deal" pastries). B-2 sends another response. Here, B-2 notes a Washington D.C. business errand just THREE days hence will provide JUST the opportunity to deliver the requested fat pills--er, Spudnuts. B-2 requests directions to the "drop-site." B-1, now giddy with excitement, quickly supplies the requested directions to the conveniently situated restaurant where B-1B currently earns car payments while awaiting entry at officer candidate school. B-1 assures B-2 that, should plans change, the "drop plan" may be vacated without penalty; however, should B-2 manage the "drop", as planned, B-1B will have a "pick- up" for B-2 -- an appropriate expression of B-1's undying gratitude for B-2's enormously generous spirit. (For, as everyone knows, every good Bomber turn deserves another.) Friday, August 18, circa 2:30p.m.: B-2 meets B-1B at the aforementioned site and the prearranged exchange of goods occurs. Friday, August 18, circa 7:00p.m.: As predicted by B- 2, B-1 abandons all previous plans (and anything resembling good dietary sense) about savoring Spudnuts with Saturday a.m. coffee and DEVOURS a fresh Spudnut. Okay, TWO Spudnuts... NOW, to those out there STILL debating the merits of "the competition," the writer is compelled to to wonder, "WHY?!" Clearly, it is ONLY the Spudnut which could inspire such kindess in response to such utter devotion, making it indisputably THE MOST VIRTUOUS -- not to mention comforting, satisfying, memorable, and marvelous -- raised, fried, glazed dough product (in the interest of politically correct terminology) known to mankind. The end. P.S. to Earl C. Bennett III (63): What a guy. WHAT A GUY! Thank you, thank you thank you! Hope we ALL get to meet one day for some more dough-decandence. Maybe not too soon, though, or my backside WILL be the size of Rhode Island! -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock (69) ******************************************** >>From: Larry D. Crouch (71) RE: Richland Just got back from week in Richland, was my parents 50th anniversary was great. Guess you got to go away for a while to know what your missing in a small town. Took my wife Diana my kids and grandson cruising went to Zips down G.W. Way to the RAR whoops is an Arbys now oh well they got the point, they are now sure I am 100% weird and there is no longer any hope for me. We had some spudnuts they did agree that they are pretty tasty. Went to the river just wasted time (just like in school). A special thanks to three of my friends who showed up at 50th bash. Was great talking and seeing them again, Jim Forsman, Brad Wear (71), and Rob French. Thanks, guys. Was cool. My youngest is watching me send this and is calling a family meeting to have me committed oh well hope Richland is always there to go home to. -Larry D. Crouch (71) ******************************************** >>From: Lori Killand Whelan (72) To: Kim Edgar (79) I believe the Segmented Elipsoid (aka the "Fingernail" structure currently in Howard Amon Park) was originally an office building for the ACME Concrete business located alongside Highway 240. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, anyone. -Lori Killand Whelan (72) ******************************************** >>From: Marion Agar Kreiter (72) Re: Lindsay Wagner I believe Lindsay Wagner went to high school at David Douglas High School in Portland Or. She is one of the "stars" That they brag about coming from the "famous" David Douglas High School Theater classes. Another movie star that attended David Douglas High School was Sam Elliott. The Oregonian has done articles on the founding drama teacher at David Douglas High School, who recently retired, and the famous actors that she taught. -Marion Agar Kreiter (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Jennifer Jordan Herb Fernandez (83) Re: Lindsey Wagner (Bionic Woman) as one time Bomber Yes, I believe it to be true that Ms. Wagner was a Bomber at one time. The story I heard is that she came into town the summer of 1970 driving the aqua car, of course. Being famished by the long drive she stopped into Denny's for a meal and "sody pop". After her meal she crossed the parking lot to have a little dessert at the Spudnut Shop. She ordered a glazed Spudnut and took a bite out of it. She violently spit it out of her mouth shouting, "Yuck! Krispy Kremes are way better than that!" Upon hearing the protest Val sprinted out from the back room, vaulted a couple booths and took Ms. Wagner to the ground beating her unmerciful. Ms. Wagner suffered multiple injuries including the loss of the use of some of her limbs, thus explaining her bionics. Just something I heard! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: G. S. Gordon (79) To: Kim Edgar (79) I believe Kim wanted to know what business the "Fingernail Building" was for. Years ago there was a brick company in that corner of the world and I don't remember what the name of it was. I always assumed it was part of Acme, but I know that isn't correct. I do know it was a brick/block company of some kind. A friend of mine was trying to tell me that it was a Real Estate office for a while, but I doubt it. As far as it not being being residential, you are correct. But if you think back, there was one house out there near the corner (road to Kennewick & By-Pass Hiway corner) where there was a traffic light. One lonely house with a couple skraggly trees in the 'yard.' You also mentioned Tomlinson's Dairy Mart, with the cow on top. I may be dating myself (then, I'm no older than you), but before it was Tomlinson's, it was home to Dog 'n Suds (best Root Beer on the planet). I don't know if I'd consider this a landmark, 'cause I was never old enough to go in, but on the spot where Red Robin is on GWWay, was a topless bar called 'Adrian's.' Never confirmed by me, but I've heard quite a few 'wild stories' about that place... -G. S. Gordon (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/21/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Richard Roberts (49), Betty Bell (51), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Jim Boyd (55), Mary Winston (55), Burt Pierard (59), Larry Mattingly (60), Jim Yount (61), Rose Boswell (61), Larry Stone (71), Jim Anderson (72WB), Jerry Sions (74), Kim Richey (74), Mike Davis (74), Kit Malley (75), Tedi Parks (76), Julie Ham (77), Todd Grabner (79), Randy Lomas (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Roberts (49) To: Carol Carson Renaud (60) You were discussing "porch" and "stoop". There's an intro to an oldie, oldie, but goodie titled "Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet" that goes something like this: On the old front porch verandah There sat Silas and Miranda Dreaming dreams of days gone by... etc., etc. So there's another name for porch and stoop. "Verandah" RE: Pepsi The "sody pop" remarks remind me of a "sody pop" jingle that has a fond place in one of my memory banks. Do you remember? Pepsi Cola hits the spot Twelve full ounces, that's a lot Twice as much for a nickel too Pepsi Cola is the drink for you! Followed by a sspop, gurgle, gurgle, gurgle sound. -Richard Roberts (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Richard - I remember the jingle!!! -Maren (64)] ******************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton (51) To: Kim Edgar (79) Re: the Fingernail As I was driving down GWWay in Richland last week with 2 of my great grandchildren -- 6 year old Jacob and his 4 year old sister Justice -- I heard Jacob tell Justice to look down in the (Howard Amon) Park and see the big "toenail" down there! -Betty Bell Norton (51) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Marilyn: I have racked my brain and tried to picture the stables in my mind and simply cannot remember any "slab". I do, however, remember ditch parties, out in the desert with car headlights shining. Also, I remember a place out in the desert that was a big hole full of some weird foam rubber kind of stuff that the boys (and probably some girls) used to jump off and into. Scared me to death, so I saw it once and stayed clear of it. I will mail Sherrill Hamlin (55) and see if she remembers the slab as she was always with me when I was near the stables. Happy remembering! -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Boyd (55) The Richland landmarks being written about in the Sandstorm have made me think of the days when not much of anything was open on Sundays. Not any grocery stores, clothing stores, etc. Certainly not any banks or liquor stores and then you couldn't buy liquor in the grocery stores like you do now. The big entertainment was listening to the radio and going for Sunday drives. The refrig little freezers certainly would not keep ice cream firm. A lot of people would make their own ice cream. Does anyone remember if gas stations were open on Sundays? Most people got their paycheck on Friday nights and so that was the big shopping time for groceries and everything! Money in their pockets and off to go and have fun!!! My brother, Jerry (52) and his wife Pat (54), will be coming to our place on the 27th of Aug., next weekend. Just thought if any of their friends would want to send them and email, they could to my address. That just might make them want to buy a computer and get online when they see what fun it would be to stay in touch with old friends!!! No malls, take home food or pizza. Women had to make cakes from "scratch" and that was a big deal. Just don't know how we made it back in the "old days"!! Tom Tracy, are you on vacation or what? J.D. ----- Jim Boyd (55) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Winston Wymer (55) RE: Spudnuts All this talk about Spudnuts convinces me I was definitely deprived growing up in Richland. I never developed a craving for those tasty morsels, probably because it was a rare occasion for my family to eat anywhere but home. And, I worked in the Uptown during high school and college at the Columbia Book Store, (anyone remember that place?) a short hop around the corner to the Spudnut Shop. Guess I was saving my pennies for college, and perhaps this deprivation is why I weigh 105# instead of 155#. -Mary Winston Wymer (55) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) TO: G. S. Gordon (79) RE: House near the By-pass & GWW The house you are referring to was a Tract House, originally leased by the Co-Ordinate Club in the spring of 1945, remodeled by the members to add the hutment annex (with gubbermint supplied materials) as a Dance Hall and opened in the summer of 1945. The Co- Ordinate Club operated at that location until its demise in 1952 after which it was leased by the Knights of Columbus. I don't know when the K of C folks moved & built their new facility. RE: Oops. In my reply to Kim Edgar (79) in the Aug. 20 Sandstorm, I stated that the "Fingernail" was moved to Howard Amon Park in 1982. I was relying on another source for my statement but up steps Patricia Keeney (63) to inform me that she was married in the Park in 1970 with the "Fingernail" as the backdrop. I stand corrected. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Finally got a chance to read all of the Sandstorms since I went off to the Intl. Pyro convention Aug. 4. My 2 cents worth on a couple of items: I was several trips back east in my teens before I realized why people looked at me strange when I called it "pop". In some places they still call them soda fountains and soda jerks. All of my relatives in Kentucky called it the "stoop". It was not a "porch" unless it ran all the way across the front of the house. How many of you have spent times as a child in a nice porch swing? No? You missed something fun. I believe it was 60 minutes that did a segment about 10 years ago on "porch setting". They had to look hard to find a place where people just sat on the porch "of an evening". The folks they finally interviewed waved and said howdy to nearly everyone who went by. They knew them all. As I remember it was someplace in the deep South. Camping in the Cascades in places like Ohanopacosh, White river, Bumping river, or the Tucannon in the Blues is as good as it gets anywhere. I have a treasury of memories of camping and fishing in the above and many others. My thanks to whoever started that string. I believe that the "Twin Lakes" originally referred to, were the lakes in Ferry County. (there are several others in the NW) You had to cross the "Hunters" ferry and pass through the town Inchelium to get there. This was a popular spot with Richlanders. Remember Log Cabin Resort? Fishing at "split rock"? Reservation licenses (called "squaw tags" in those days) were only $1 to $2, but the great fishing was worth it. I can remember 30 or more Richland cars waiting for the ferry on Friday nights. I still try to spend at least one weekend a year there. For those Bombers in Central Alaska: We are going to do the fireworks display for the State Fair in Palmer Friday, Sept. 1. (Rain date Sept. 3) We will be setting up on Aug. 30, 31, and the 1st. If you come to the fair please look me up at the field in front of the grandstand. I am going up ahead of time and will be at the Valley Hotel from Aug. 24 on thru the 5th. This display will be a very dynamic, fully choreographed "Concert In The Sky", and will be worth the trip. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Yount (61) To: Everyone, especially the R2K folks: Need help with reunion coordination! I recently read in the Sandstorm that some R2K folks are considering having a Cool Desert Nights drop-in at the Hanford House. Our 40th reunion next summer takes that into account, hopefully in a way that will work for everyone. Please read on: I'm a (really small) part of the class of 1961 reunion committee. Many of us attended R2K this year, and thoroughly enjoyed it! Last week, we met to set a date for our 40th reunion, and chose to have it on Cool Desert Nights weekend. We're working with the Hanford House, and expect to sign a contract very soon. We had heard that while the class of 1960 had a great reunion, at least two other reunions were poorly attended, with many of the folks opting for R2K instead. In a "post-R2K" world, there are some opportunities to build on those lessons learned for all of us: we are considering opening up our FRIDAY night activities to all classes in the Hanford House Courtyard, with a special invitation to adjacent years. The logic goes like this: most "visiting Bombers" will want to hook up with their classmates early in the weekend, and we'll want to do some 1961- specific stuff on Saturday. Also, the Hanford House has recently decided that it wants a $3600 guarantee for Saturday... this is probably do-able, but really pushes our limit (180 folks times $20 a head). If we chose Cool Desert Nights weekend, we can probably get enough people to show up, so we don't risk our personal VISA cards to make up the guarantee! So, two questions here for the R2K folks: does this sound like a good basis for working together? How can we share costs for Friday? I understand that the class of 1951 has selected September 7 for their reunion, joining with the Club40 group. What's in the plans for 1971, 81 and 91? How do we do this without bumping in to each other? I certainly don't speak for our reunion committee, but can act as a conduit to those folks. Please feel free to E mail me directly, or call me at home during the day (I'm in the Richland phone book). Thanks! -Jim Yount (61) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) Ask and ye shall receive. I cant believe how quick I got an answer to my question on how to get the Bomber shirts. Within a day I got an answer from David Rivers (65) and that dear man got me the shirts and mailed them right away and I wore it last week to work, of course the kids I work with had no idea, "Nuke' Em"! What the heck is that? Ha. Thanks again, David. I really appreciate the shirts.. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Stone (71) To: Lori Killand Whelan (72) Re: Fingernail You are correct, it was an office building with an all glass front as I remember it. Pretty unique. -Larry Stone (71) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson (72WB) RE: soda and Richland-talk When I moved from Richland to Hawaii in high school in 1969, I had just mastered Richland-speak, and had learned in Richland to call soft-drinks "pop". When I would order "pop" in Hawaii, they looked at me like I was nuts, because they call it "soda". Initially I had to have a local step up to the counter and basically interpret for me. Richland also was my initial (and only) place where I heard the word "sad" used as insult, as in "geez, I can't believe how sad you are", or "don't hang around with him, he's really sad." Speaking of Richland culture, remember the uniform in the late sixties of saddle shoes, white t-shirt, and jeans? I wore slacks the first day of eighth grade after moving to Richland, and felt (and looked) like the biggest nerd. I quickly rushed to the store and bought the uniform, and felt much better. Anybody remember Virgil Personette? -Jim Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Sions (74) RE: Spudnuts To: Pito Saenz (74) SPUDNUTS - SCHMUDNUTS Pito, I'll admit it, I remember the places you listed. I remember looking all night for someone old enough to buy "spudnuts". I remember many times downing cases of "spudnuts" @ the gravel pits. I sometimes would get just a six pack of "spudnuts" and take my girl friend to lost lake. Brother Pito, you sound like you were unaffected by the 70s, do I have these memories 100% correct? -Jerry Sions (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Richey Dykeman (74) RE: Landmarks Some of my favorite landmarks: ~ A&W ~ Payless Parking Lot ~ Skyline Drive-In, Riverview Drive-In, Highland Drive-In, Island View Drive-In (remember Buck Nite) ~ J. J. Newberry's (made the best ice-cream SODAS) ~ Herfy's ~ Artic Circle ~ The Gaslight!!! (best Pizzas and French Dip Sandwiches) ~ Atomic Lanes ~ Wellsian Ponds ~ Sham-Na-Pum Golf Course ~ The docks (just off of Hains) ~ Sledding down Carmichael Hill ~ Levy Landing (jumping off the cliffs) ~ Lost Lake (forgot about this one... thanks Pito!) -Kim Richey Dykeman (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Lori Killand (72) The Fingernail building - a segmented ellipsoid? Yeah, that's what I thought it was too!. But, Lori, it was never home to ACME. It was a place called Tru- Stone and before that it was a Denny's!!! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kit Malley (75) RE: Acme Yes, the original site of the fingernail building was across the highway from the rose bowl and it was the ACME building. Also, I remember Tomilson's very well as it was just down the hill past the graveyard from our house. Next to it was Dog & Suds which had the tallest soft ice cream cones (or maybe I was shorter then :). Good to read about my ol' stomping grounds but it's tough to compete with those tinklers. -Kit Malley (75) ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) I just wanted all you Bombers to know that I just returned from the nearest Krispy Kreme location.. .had to drive all the way to Arlington, TX which is 20 miles away! (Brad Wear (71)... you know where I'm talking about!) But, it was so worth it to sink my teeth into my favorite Krispy Kreme doughnut and wash it down with some good 'ole cold "sody pop." I wore my Richland Bomber '76 T-shirt and I told everyone there how much all the Bombers from Richland, Washington loved Krispy Kremes. I told them all about Richland's Krispy Kreme Day... about the parade and the beauty pageant!! And how our very own Maren was crowned Krispy Kreme Queen! (we were all so jealous... she looked so beautiful in the doughnut crown!). I told them about the great parking lot dance at By's Burgers, and how we all took a turn running through the fog of the mosquito trucks all the while stuffing our faces with Krispy Kremes. They loved the part about how Mike Franco (70) followed the fake JFK around trying to shake his hand, and how Mike Davis (74) was trying to get the Krispy Kreme execs to sell a line of doughnuts at the Denny's located on GWWay. They were so excited to learn that Richland's new Krispy Kreme store was going to be built with timber from the old Spudnut Shop after they tore it down to build the new Starbucks. And they just couldn't believe how Krispy Kreme had built a special Whole Body Counter in the shape of a big doughnut to slide folks through! I told them about the Krispy Kreme Aqua Car too... man, they loved that... especially the part about how Rich Crigler (70) was found kissing Merilee Rush in the back seat! However, they were disappointed to hear that Brad Upton (74) spent the entire Krispy Kreme Day walking through the crowd plugging his next gigs. Now I have just received word that the "powers at be" in the Krispy Kreme Corporation are planning a reunion for all former employees here in Arlington. They plan on calling it KK2K! Isn't that grand!! They have many events planned including an alumni doughnut making contest! Since Krispy Kreme Day was such a smashing success in Richland, the Krispy Kreme Corporation plans to use it as a model for future Krispy Kreme days across America. Way to go Bombers! You're No. 1! Love and wet, slobbery, Bomber kisses, -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I disavow any knowledge of the above crowning!!! Also notice that Tedi says "You're" #1 -- not "WE'RE" number one. What's THAT about??? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) To: GS Gordon (79) RE: the fingernail building... I'm sure you'll get a lot of response to this but... I believe your friend was right - the fingernail building was a Real Estate office at one time. The TC Herald wrote an article on the fingernail building's history when it was being moved to Howard Amon. You could probably check the TCH archives - if it's important to you. -Julie Ham Froehlich (77) ******************************************** >>From: Todd Grabner (79) Hey Greg, Yes the fingernail was a Real Estate office for a short time. And actually I believe the Dog 'N Suds was in the building next to the dairy mart. You are right about the root beer they had there. I remember the old house at the light on the highway/bypass intersection. Anyone remember the old drive in theater out near Hanford High? Who could forget Pizza Pete's? There used to be a Mayfair market and after that it was Griggs in the building that now houses Al's Auto Supply and the Thrift Rack. Remember when the Uptown theater used to be "one" theater? I also heard many wild stories about Adrian's, but like you they are unconfirmed. -Todd Grabner (79) ******************************************** >>From: Randy Lomas (81) I finally came to the conclusion that after more than two years of reading the Sandstorm, its time I finally write as well. So many great memories are sparked by reading the entries each day - what a great way to wake up! I have seen very few Bomber entries from those of us raised on the south end of Richland. I attended Jefferson Elementary through fifth grade when my family moved to Meadow Springs. At the time it was only a nine hole course (number seven was number one before the first clubhouse was built). Many of us spent a lot of time in the ponds and creeks fishing out 'slightly used' golf balls. Egg cartons made the perfect display case as we tried to sell the balls back to those who were losing them. Construction was constant - the back nine was being built and houses sprung up everywhere. That in turn led to all kinds of surplus items - appliance boxes made great forts, bath tubs float but make lousy submarines. There was always surplus lumber somewhere for a fort, a bike jump ramp or a backboard. I remember rafting in the creeks and playing on the ice covered lakes in the winter. Most of all, I remember the golf course. I grew up playing Meadow Springs and despite not playing it in twenty years, I remember each hole vividly. So many great memories for me. Anyone else remember Meadow Springs when it was still young? -Randy Lomas (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/22/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today. Ray Gillette (49), Carol Eaton (53), Marilyn Richey (53), Mike Clowes (54), Carol Bishop (57), Burt Pierard (59), Judy Willox (61), Lucy Schmidt (61), Carol Converse (64), Susan Hurst (65), Mike Franco (70), Vikki Kestell (70), Brad Wear (71), Lori Killand (72), Greg Alley (73), Dave McAdie (79), Kim Edgar (79), James Walters (80), Darren McIntyre (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) Was wondering if there are others who have succumbed to the desire to read some of the Harry Potter books to find out what the "craze" is all about. Well, I have decided to read (at least the first) and so far am somewhat intrigued with the story line. There are some criticisms about the themes of witchcraft and wizardry being too intense for 8 to 12 year olds. So far, I find that not to be the case. Of course, I am a 69 year old grandfather (but one who likes to read many different subjects). They are books about fantasy and (to me) not dissimilar to many books written for children. I'm sure that it should be pointed out that the subjects dealt with are NOT REAL and not to be believed, but other than that they are great. I have just finished reading an interview with J.K. Rowling (author) and she recommends them to 8 year olds and above. (She didn't mention 69 though). Anyone else have an criticisms or kudos on the series?? I'm not sure if I will be hooked into reading the other six books in the series but I am finding the first one a lot of fun to read. -Ray Gillette (49) ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Eaton Hudson (53) RE: Soda Pop and Other Things I have with great delight been reading everyone's recollection of what the different parts of the country call soft drinks. Back here in North Carolina we just call them drinks. When riding in the car and we stop for a drink and a nab. A nab is a package of crackers with peanut butter in the middle. When we hear people ask for a soda, we know they are from out of state. Back here dinner is served in the middle of the day, and what is not eaten is covered, and when you get hungry again, you just go fix yourself a plate. Of course that is not how we did when we were growing up, I also remember going to the drugstore after school and we always ordered fountain cokes and french fries. I think it cost 25 cents. As for Spudnuts, well we don't have them, so I will go with Krispy Kremes until something better comes along. I was wondering if anyone from the class of '53 remembers our class colors, motto, song, flower. I don't have my yearbook, and I just can't remember, but would love to know. -Carolyn Eaton Hudson (53) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) The slab was across the street from the riding academy about 1/4 mile going down towards the Yakima river. If you know where the Knights of Columbus is located on the bypass - it would be back of it down in a field. That was very popular when I was in high school so it is not next to the riding stables but across on the other side passed the stables where people kept their horses. Maybe anybody from the classes of '52-'56 will remember the slab. Hope to see you at the reunion at the Club40 party Sept. the weekend after labor day weekend. To: All who have been out of school 40 years You are all welcome to attend the reunion at the Shilo Inn. I think you will enjoy meeting your fellow classmates and meet people who attended the R2K reunion and also come to the reunion every year. The reason having it in September, the people who are at an age when they don't have kids to get to school etc. at that time of the year. Take care, -Marilyn Richey (53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Club40 Website: -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) My fellow Bombers; It is with heavy heart that I take this time to write to you about a "backslider" in our midst. A person who "claims" to be a Bomber. A person who has claimed to have worn the "Green and Gold". A person who, in every way, has mocked our sacred rites. I must urge those of you who have access to rapidly respond in this hour of need. I am sore afraid that if Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) doesn't get a Spudnut fix, and soon, she is doomed to remain in Texas forever. The rest of us shall unite, and chant "Spudnuts Rule" in order to calm this wave of heresy that is beginning to stalk the land. If those Bombers in Virginia can go out of their way to get Spudnuts, Tedi, there may yet be hope for you. By the way, as beautiful as she is, Maren was never "Queen Spuddie". That was Lindsay Wagner. Onward Spudnuts, Bombers and Maren -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne (57) There is also another name for porch..... We came from Massachusetts and it was called PIAZZA.... and my mom always called it by that name.... -Carol Bishop Horne (57) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) RE: "Fingernail" move - continued In the Aug. 21 Sandstorm, I mentioned the challenge of my statement that the Tru-Stone Concrete "Fingernail" office was moved to Howard Amon Park in 1982. I was quoting from Paul Beardsley's "Richland History in Slides." Patricia Keeney (63) said she was married in the Park in 1970 with the "Fingernail" as a backdrop. Now Perry Moore (63) comes forward to say "Richland Architects Jim Dillman and Ted Luvaas organized the move and refurbished the fingernail into a bandstand about 1982." Now I'm really confused. I have no direct knowledge of the move since that was during my period of estrangement from the Tri-Cities. I do recall a bandstand of some sort that was located approximately at the same Park location in 1960 or 1961 (when I left town for the Navy). Maybe this is what Patricia is referring to. Anybody else who can help out on this, feel free to jump in. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) RE: Your Krispy Kremes Nightmare You poor little thing, how long before you woke up from that nightmare?!! I'll bet you woke up in cold sweats over that one!!!! It'll be okay in time, honey!! Bombers, SPUDNUTS and Maren rule (just NOT over Krispy Kremes!!!!) -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Lucy Schmidt Mahoney (61) RE: fond memories As I read today's entries the memories came flooding back. The fingernail building was an office for Tru-Stone. I remember the displays of decorative rock stacked outside the building. It was a big day when they moved it to Howard Amon Park. I also remember Tomilson's dairy mart and the Dog n' Suds ---- the ice cream cones and root beer were good but I also remember fondly the great Coney Dogs. I still love Coney Dogs but can't find one as good as theirs. I went to several movies at the drive-in in North Richland, also at the "Y" and Pasco. I worked at the Arctic Circle when it first opened. It seems funny to see an Arbys there now. Speaking of the Uptown Theater, how many of you remember the infamous day that the roof caved in? How I love these memories. Thanks to all of you. -Lucy Schmidt Mahoney (61) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) TO: Peggy Roesch Wallan (71) Your account of Twin Lakes (Idaho) was very interesting. The Twin Lakes that I referred to is in Washington. I've never been to the Twin Lakes in Idaho, but have always known it was there. I took my husband to the WA Twin Lakes a few years back and was I ever disappointed!! It had changed sooooo much. Quite modern from how it used to be. My family and I always rented a cabin. For years, the cabins didn't have bathrooms. I remember having to use a coffee can to go to the bathroom at night. The cabins had wood burning stoves. How my mother managed to bake a cake in it, I'll never know, but it turned out really good. A few years past and they built bathrooms to most of the cabins. What a relief. They were called "semi-modern" cabins. When my husband and I went to Twin Lakes, those cabins were just about non existent. Very modern cabins now replace most of them. Sooo many people were there, it felt like a zoo. TO: Larry Mattingly (60) Your account of Twin Lakes is really remarkable. We never stayed at Log Cabin Resort. We always stayed on the other lake (south lake I believe). A friend of mine (Gail Plee Woodard-64)'s family always stayed at Log Cabin. Did you ever walk the trail in the woods from one lake to the other? That was a great walk. Pretty far between the lakes that way, but fun. I used to take the boat to both lakes. Fun trying to decipher where the channel was through all the water lilies. I remember you had to be very precise going from the south lake into the north lake, as it was very very narrow. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Susan Hurst (65) Hello, I recently returned from our 35th reunion which I really enjoyed. Besides getting a chance to visit with old friends, I was even able to get acquainted with some new people that I hadn't known in high school. I really appreciate those of you that do all the work to put on our reunions. Another benefit from attending the reunion was finding out about the All Bomber Alumni Links site and the Sandstorm. I have read the entries for this month and am slowly going back to read all of the former entries. After reading the entries for just the past week, I would like to comment on both Dr. Liddington and The Bootery. The Liddingtons with twins Dave and Steve, both in the class of 65, lived behind me for several years. One Sunday when I was about 5 or 6, I was playing barefoot in their backyard walking around on some boards from the fence that they were replacing. I started wondering what it would feel like to step on a nail and yes I stepped on one. I immediately found out that it hurt and hurried home. My foot hurt so much that I had to tell my parents that I had stepped on a nail, but I wasn't about to tell them that I had done it on purpose. Dr. Liddington insisted that I should receive a free tetanus shot from his office which I got the next day. The shot hurt too! Since that time, I have avoided stepping on nails. When I read Carol Purkhiser Fleming's tribute to her mother Maxine, I remembered shopping at The Bootery when I was little for Buster Brown shoes and that I continued to shop at The Bootery as I grew up. I could remember both of the Purkhisers helping me find just the right shoes over the years. From reading other entries, I have also become curious as to why the Class of 63 is known as "The Gold Medal Class of '63"? -Susan Hurst (65) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Ok, I can't stand it anymore... obviously Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) picked up ZERO charm and character from The Coach. The only thing fake about the JFK I shook hands with is that he borrowed $20 from me which he never paid back... worst I have been stiffed since Phil Jones did me in SFO in 1976. And get over this Krispy Kremes stuff... what is that, a gravy you put over grits??? And trust me, the only person Crigler (70) EVER kissed in the back seat of ANY car was George Dana (which was a big night for Rich.... George too, for that matter). And finally, a lot of people didn't know this but Mike Davis (74) actually bought some fake ID when he was 18 to get into Denny's..... he thought you had to be 21 to get a Grand Slam breakfast. Hey Brad, I have never met you but you are pretty funny... did you ever think of going into comedy or maybe politics? Hi Jim Anderson (72WB)... How is it going? And yeah, I am glad you still remember the definition of "sad"... we all do. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Tedi, I think you've got something here. However, you left off the part about Glenda, the Good Witch, and how the Krispy Kreme store dropped on the Spudnut Shop in Richland, or about how the Star shines it's beam on the Krispy Kreme's in Arlington, Grapevine, and Plano. I know all of the other points were important, but these are just as important. Nothing is better than hearing the happy banter of "Je'et" Texan for Did you eat?, and the ever present S'ko! Texan for Let's go., and my favorite, Cober, Texan for Cold beer. in the Krispy Kreme palaces. Brings a tear to my eye. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Lori Killand Whelan (72) To: Mike Davis (74) I stand corrected. Tru-Stone it was. Didn't Lindsey Wagner work there part time? -Lori Killand Whelan (72) P.S. See you soon - - - TOO soon! ******************************************** >>From: Vikki Kestell (70) Re: Lindsay Wagner Just an interesting addition to all the info about Lindsay in recent Sandstorms: I worked at the Native American Scholarship Fund here in Albuquerque for a short time, 1998-99. Lindsay is one of the board members (her children's father is Native American). We had a working staff/board meeting in January 1999 that she attended. When I talked with Lindsay I found that she likes to spend as much time as possible on her ranch in Montana, just south of Missoula, which is where I lived eight years before moving to New Mexico. Unfortunately, that is right where those Bitterroot fires are burning right now, too. Anyway, with that in common, we did talk for a while about places we both knew in Montana. She loves to ride horses there. (I was flattered because she was interested in my hair and had to see how I put together the twisted ponytail I was wearing that day.) On another stats note, I understand that she has been in more "made for TV movies" than any other actor, but she is definitely NOT a Bomber. (Made for some good celeb. trivia, tho!) -Vikki Kestell (70) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Larry Mattingly (60) Thanks again for the fireworks show at the R2K or street dance. It was better than most celebrations I have been to. Long and big and good. To: Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB) You might remember me also known as "Boog" hanging out at the Pony and Colt league games with Cartmell and others you knew in those summers you were here. We were just hanging out on Carmichael hill and I was not meeting those pretty girls like you. I did not know you moved here late and left early. To: Mike Davis (74) So now you are a Richland historian. To: Kit Malley (75) You should know your spelling for Tomilson's since you lived 100 yards away but I want to know if you or your brothers were involved with the kidnapping of the famous cow on top of the building. To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Please confine your editorials to the infamous Sandbox. Please send Krispy Kreme samples to Alley@fatguydotcom. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) To: Burt Pierard (59) Re: Fingernail in Howard Amon I would have to disagree with Patricia Keeney (63) regarding her recollection of her 1970 wedding with the fingernail in the background. I came to Richland in 1975 and the fingernail was most definitely the roof of a building down at the south end of town (near the old location of Acme). I lived at 209 GWWay at the time and we would often trek out to the Yakima river to go fishing. Always wondered who/why designed that building. I remember it being moved to the park, and somewhere around 1982 is about right. The fingernail has had a much better life down in Howard Amon park. To: Todd Grabner (79) Oh yes, the Giant Uptown Theater!! I was recruited by the Richland Fire Department to take pictures from their ladder truck when the roof caved in. Man they were sure lucky that happened in the middle of the night instead of the middle of a movie!!!!! The side of the theater next to what was Thrifty Drug was actually leaning on the drug store. Later Bombers, -Dave McAdie (79) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Does anyone remember my Grandfather? I was curious if anyone remembered my Grandfather?, his name was "Walter "Wally" Edgar", he passed away in 1960, a year before I was born. My grandfather worked at Hanford until he died of Stomach Cancer, he would be in is 80's about now. He didn't attend RHS, however, he had two children who did; David Edgar (56) and Linda Edgar (64). My grandfather was very active in sports, usually coaching and/or referring. He helped get the little league started in Richland and also helped build the baseball field at Howard Amon Park. When I was in high school, if I ran into someone of his age, when they heard my last name, they would ask if I were related, apparently he had made an good impression on them. During the reunion, I was also asked by many folks, if I was related to "Lee Edgar" (my grandfather's brother") he's a retired a photographer for Battelle. I've heard a lot of nice things about him too! He is and always will be a "Bomber Diehard". I don't think he's missed a game since his daughters Janice & Karen Edgar attended school in the 1960's. He really enjoyed the game at the Reunion, it brought back a lot of memories for him and most of all a big smile. My uncle had a 50 year wedding anniversary last year, about every current and former coaches were present. It's nice to know that I'm related to people that has had a positive influence on someone's life. I only hope that I can follow in their footsteps. If anyone has any memories of either of them, please let me know, I'd really like to hear them. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** >>From: James Walters (80) To: the class of 1980 Thanks to all the people who help the committee members out and also who participated by telling of memories, stepping up to the mike and performing various functions. Your help was greatly appreciated and so were the thanks. You have no idea how much that means to the people who put this on. Thanks to all who attended it was nice seeing all of you again and making some new memories to go with the old. Thanks again and DON'T BE STRANGERS LOL -James Walters (80) ******************************************** >>From: Darren McIntyre (82) RE: More Memories To Randy Lomis (81) I moved to Orchard Hills in 1977 and remember all the new homes going up. I find it amazing how much the Tri-Cities has grown since I left in 1986. I've been all over the world in the last 14 years and still enjoy coming home once or twice a year to see what's new. I was reading about everybody's favorite memories, but have yet to hear anybody mention the UNBOAT RACE down the Yakima River. I still remember the first raft I was on and how we blew all our inner tubes going over Horn Rapids Dam. How about sledding down Badger Mountain or picking Cherries in the Orchard and selling them on the street corners. Bomber Cheers to everyone. -Darren McIntyre (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from 8/21/00 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Martina (Marti) Farris Lehman ~ Class of 1972 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/23/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today. Mary Triem (47), Carole Clark (54), Lequita Branum (55), Tom Tracy (55), Grover Shegrud (56), Gus Keeney (57), Gale Thompson (58), Rich Baker (58), John Northover (59), Judy Willox (61), Mary Ray (61), Tim Smyth (62), Linda Reining (64), David Rivers (65), Anna Durbin (69), Ric McAllister (69), Sheila Davis (71), Mike Davis (74), Brian Denning (77), Julie Ham (77), G.S. Gordon (79), Kim Edgar (79), Don Jepsen (80), Dori Luzzo (92) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) Boy, "they say" that the older you get, the slower you get. Guess what, I didn't know Club 40 had its own page. Fantastic! It looks as if Norma Loescher Boswell (53) is the one to congratulate for this and I want to do that now. Hope to see lots of new and old friends at this year's reunion. -Mary Triem Mowery (47) ******************************************** >>From: Carole Clark Oien (54) RE: Harry Potter To: Ray Gillette (49) I, too, am a Harry Potter reader. Only I have read all four of the books and have enjoyed them immensely. I was going to read just the first one to see what all the fuss was about and got hooked. Even bought the newest one on the first day it came out and read it cover to cover (and that was a good many pages) in just a few days. The detractors from the series have obviously only heard about the "evil wizards and witches" and never read the books and enjoyed the fantasy and flights of imagination that they help launch. Talking about "flights of imagination", haven't we all dreamed about flying at some time? Harry actually does it on a broomstick playing a game a little like soccer, called Quidditch. Good books -- and if they encourage reluctant young readers to read, I say, "Hooray for Harry Potter"! -Carole Clark Oien (54) ******************************************** >>From: Lequita "Lea" Branum Clark (55) RE: Spudnuts! We are looking forward to the Club40 reunion in Sept. I have not been to a reunion since my 10th years. My husband has never heard of Spudnuts! So, I am planing on Friday morning breakfast at the Spudnut Shop. He is from Texas and is familiar with the other brand of sweets! He will be in for a big surprise. Can't wait to see some of the '55 gang. Reading of the memories. Does anyone remember Strawberry Island? I had some great times on that Island. Some all night skiing parties. See you in Sept. -Lequita "Lea" Branum Clark (55) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) Enjoyed reading the sermonette from Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) and wanted to remind him that there is supposed to be a Spudnut Recovery Center near Kadlec Hospital right there in River City! It has been known for some time that those tempted to dabble with more than just a single spudnut were oft challenged beyond their limits of personal control. A spudnut contains a certain aire of Richlandic chemistry, unknown to modern science, which blocks normal channels of prudence and practicality. Bouts of passion with a spudnut on a dish, paper plate or even a napkin have turned otherwise moderate doughnut diners into table territorialists. The initial spudnut symptom is typical for victims of "Richlandii Kontinuadinfinitum Kontinuautica Spudinitis" (otherwise known as R2K"S"). Not to be confused sity "Spudlexia"... that dreaded disease that keeps one from distinguishing the difference between ordinary doughnuts and Spudnuts. Symptoms include: 1) Inability to differentiate between a single spudnut and an entire bag of the delicacies. 2) Clogging the FedEx and UPS freight trucks with spudnuts purchased through bids on E-Bay. 3) Sneaking spudnuts into local basketball games and not sharing with neighbors, cheerleaders or former team mates. 4) Uttering involuntary Deep-throated growling sounds while encircling a spudnut with one's arms while hovering over spudnut remnants on one's table or counter-top, 5) Breaking up a famous Rev. Bob Carlson aka Mike Clowes, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's doughnut" sermon by rolling a spudnut down the aisle, 6) Holding up a large hand-written WILL WORK FOR SPUDNUTS sign in the Uptown Richland District while one's family is shopping, 6) Insisting on putting the spudnuts in a plain brown paper bag. We know there is hope for these victims. Please don't tease or taunt them on their trek to the spudnut shop. They are to be envied, not pitied. It is believed that their DNA contains a specialized gene that creates a sensuous appeal, a creative intelligence, magnetic personalities and human passions unknown to those without such genetic enhancements... as the fragrance of baked potato(e) flour combines with a light balance of Columbia "mist" in the air ...[ Such highly enhanced individuals have been known to be kidnapped, secreted away... and loved forever... by roving bands of R2K"S" predators] If you find someone in your family or near your neighborhood exhibiting such behaviors, please call your local R2K"S" Spudnut Search & Rescue Team in a timely manner... these symptoms can be seriously addictive... ...Please excuse me for a moment, I think the UPS Truck has just arrived... (Thanks again to all who made R2K such a memorable event... and to all who made Richland the wonderful city it was and is.) (Thanks again, Maren, Gary and all others who make the Bomber and Richland communiqué centre available to renew, relish, refresh ..and as our friend and classmate from '55 Dave Forest says, "embellish", old memories) [Bombers unite... Please send our famous cheerleader Mary Winston Wymer '55 a UPS rescue parachute-laden Care Package of Spudnuts...ASAP] To: Jim Boyd (55)... Tell Jerry and Pat Hi. Sue too. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud (56) RE: Harry Potter To: Ray Gillette (49) My wife and I got the first Harry Potter book to read to our six year old. He is fascinated but not as much as we are. He falls asleep too soon and we have to read ahead a little then reread to him the next night. My theory is if he will read it (or listen) its good!!! Much better than any TV. -Grover Shegrud (56) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) RE: Slab To: Marilyn Richey (53) Do we, of the classes of the mid-50s, remember the Slab? Also, the Flume, and the POW Slabs above Horn Rapids. I believe the term is "BOY-HOWDY!!!!" Do we remember them! (Or sometimes we would like to forget). -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: Gale Thompson (58) RE: Tri-City Herald Obituary - Tuesday, August 22, 2000 Maren, Info for tomorrow's Sandstorm: Mark Bailey (58) passed away August 20 in Seattle, WA. Services will be Wednesday, August 23 at Bonney-Watson, Washington Memorial. 16445 Pacific Hwy. S., Sea Tac. For your info: Mark and wife, Barrie, attended the R2K Reunion this summer and had a wonderful time attending the activities and visiting with classmates. I hadn't seen Mark since we graduated. Thanks to the R2K Committee, we renewed our friendship, shared 42 years of our lives and planned a fishing trip. The fishing trip will have to wait..... -Gale Thompson (58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Funeral notices website: ******************************************** >>From: Rich Baker (58) RE: Landmarks Many great landmarks have been mentioned lately. I would like to add one to the list. It is Potts Rainbow "Filling" Station which was located near where I was raised on the 200 block of Cullum. I think in later years Potts moved down on GWW near the Community House. -Rich Baker (58) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) Does anyone know what happened to the Kennewick Printing Co., The Richland Villager, Dick Donnell, Paul Nissen or Dupus Boomer? AND/OR does anyone know how one can use copyright material ... say in a Web Page for no profit, when one cannot find any of the aforementioned individuals or entities? Thanks RE: Harry Potter To: Ray Gillette (49) Ray, After I saw the interview [piece, segment] with R.K. Rowling, on CBS Sunday Morning several weeks ago and became aware of all the controversy the talking heads created, I went to and ordered all four books. I have finished two and will start the third soon. I find the books fascinating. The author has a very interesting mind. The world she created is grand. The names, places and events she invented are mind-bending. I am amazed that she has the entire series, seven books planned and she has already written the ending! [or at least knows how the story will end.] My wife's nephews [3] and nieces [4], ages 7-13 have all read them [all four books]. They all enjoyed the books and read them as fast as they could. And, at least to date, not one of them has tried to turn me into supocirca or judleglop! All of the kids appear to be normal and not the least affected by the witchcraft and wizardry theme. All of the nieces and nephews are just normal kids and they all realize Harry Potter is a story. They understand difference between reality and fantasy. So far Harry Potter is on the road to becoming a GREAT fictional character, as Tom Sawyer, Dorothy, Toto, Green Eggs and Ham, Nancy Drew, and The Great Pumpkin have become. Harry Potter is a story [STORY] and in my infantile mind would not hesitate to recommend the books to anyone. Just be advised that all you 'Smuggles' had better shape UP! -John Northover (59) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Ray Gillette (49) RE: Harry Potter Books Yes, Ray, my husband, also a grandfather of a 14 year old grandson we are raising, read all three of the Harry Potter books and is about to take on the fourth. He was also quite intrigued with them and would certainly recommend that you continue on with reading them. I, myself have only scanned them, but do not find any fault with them. I think that any decent writing of this nature is great if it encourages a child to read! Of course there are going to be criticisms. As we all know, you can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time; you just can't please all of the people all of the time. I always keep this in mind when I hear of criticisms of any nature and make up my own mind. So, Ray, get hooked and read on!!!! Happy reading and Bomber cheers! To: Brad Wear (71) RE: Texan Talk My goodness, do disentangle yourself from that nightmare that Tedi is in, Brad, as we just can't stand the fact that we may be losing another Bomber to this disaster! And, by the way, the answer to "Je'et" is more than "S'ko"; it brings about the answer "Sque'et", Texan for "Let's go eat." Now, how does a FAITHFUL Bomber know this? Because she is married to (and has been with for 23 years now) a TRUE Texan. Yep, born, raised and bred there! And I can honestly tell y'all that he is the ONLY thing out of Texas that I have a permanent attachment to. Spudnuts still rule over Krispy Kremes, Skip's Specials still rule over the Whataburger and so on and so on. So, get a grip and come on back to us Brad!!! A Forever and Faithful Bomber, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) It seems that not much has changed as it still doesn't take much to entertain us old-timers endlessly. Soda versus pop that is the question? Add "soft drink" (1880 dictionary addition) to the mix because those are the words that most Texans use to describe drinks that fizz. I can't remember when I last heard or referred to soft drinks as anything other than soft drinks. I will certainly pay more attention in the future. "What's the skinny" (what's happening or what's the scoop) is a phase that I carried south with me. The first time that I used that phase I got a few strange glances. "You Guys", meaning a group of people of any gender in my northwestern dictionary, also raised a few eyebrows here in the south. Tooling or cruising (better known as driving) around the hot spots (popular hangouts) were superlatives to describe our action back when. "Slick" to describe someone really neat. "Dirty" to describe someone who strayed from the rules of proper conduct as dictated back when. When Happy Days began its run on TV, I really got a kick out of the fact that the series had a character nicknamed Potsey because Richland had its Potsey during the 50s also. Remember Larry Popp (60) was nicknamed Potsey by those who knew him. I was sorry to find out that he passed away. He was a sweet guy and I am sure that he is greatly missed by his family and friends. Verla Farrens (61), you are the first person that I know of to mention a game that was popular during our era called 7-up. As I recall, it was played by doing different hand and foot maneuvers with a large ball while throwing it up against the wall. At some point 7-up was yelled out. I wish that I could remember more about the game. Maybe your memory is better than mine. A fun game to play as I recall. It is too bad that it got lost in time. I know that my kids have never heard of it. Playing marbles was very popular in my neighborhood and just as popular among the girls as the boys. There was such an array of marbles to be had... steelies, boulders, aggies, cat's-eyes, clearies, etc. Remember going to the Florist at Uptown to buy clearies and showing off your marble collection with such pride. Somehow marbles have also gotten lost in time. Such a shame. We all seem to have special things that we hold as tasting or smelling better than we have ever experienced since. It may just be a yearning to savor our past, but who cares if it comforts our soul and I think that it does. My special stored away smell may sound over the edge, but here goes. When we first moved to Richland, we lived on Craighill for a time before we became eligible for an "R" house. I was about 5 years old at the time and since there was no grass, we kids all had an excuse for spending our days playing in the dirt. I grew to love playing in the dirt and making mud cakes with play cups. Did that dirt have a special aroma when wet, never to be duplicated anywhere else, or is it just my imagination? If I am able to go back to Richland for our 40th reunion, I will probably pour some water on the soil and try to recapture that smell. Please, nobody throw a net over me if I get carried away and start making mud cakes. As far as taste, for me it was the lemon sherbet at Newberry's fountain. It was without a doubt the best ever. The bakery in the Campbell's grocery store was a sight to behold. I know that I have never seen such an array of baked goods in any grocery store bakery since then. I am sure that my sweet tooth was spawned from working there. To be able to buy fresh baked sandwich bread everyday was a real treat compared to the trucked in bread that grocery stores offer now. Although thanks to me, there was one day that it was not quite up to par. That was the day that I mistakenly got a hold of the wrong butter and brushed garlic butter on the top of the regular bread loaves before they went to the ovens. I know that I was meant to be taller, but shrank some inches when the manager approached me with a raised eyebrow and bulging veins in his forehead. I thought for sure that I would have to turn in my cute pink uniform and look for another less demanding career. Either my cold turned out to be a great excuse or he just didn't have the heart to fire someone who was on the verge of tears. Anyway, I was given a reprieve and continued to have the pleasure of smelling and sampling all of those wonderful baked goods until I graduated. -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth (62) RE: Clinton at Lake Placid It was my daughter's friend and college classmate, Rachel Bennett, who asked President Clinton to sign her shirt in Lake Placid at Ben and Jerry's and then took it off. Caused quite a national stir. I Love it. -Tim Smyth (62) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) To: Ray Gillette (49) RE: Harry Potter books Don't understand what all the fuss is about with this series of books. What about the series of books by R.L. Stein ---- "Goosebumps"? Some of them have been made into movies; they are scary, but they are made for the "upper" grade school kids (4th, 5th, and 6th) and I don't hear anyone complaining about them. Look at the book jackets of some of those books, and it is enough to give you nightmares. ;) These books are written for pre-teens and teenagers, and if it gets them away from the TV, and video games, how harmful can they be? Think the ones that are doing all the complaining need to remember what it was like to be a kid! -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) RE: Gold Medal Class of '63 Respect of our Elders: Oh my! One of my fellow Sophomores has dared question the Senior Rule! Ours is not to reason why the Gold Medal Class of '63 is the Gold Medal Class of '63, ours is to know, understand and acknowledge that it is so, because "THEY" have ordained it so. It is... it was and always shall be. The Harvesters of our Sophomore girls exercised inalienable rights while ruling the halls of Col. Hi. It is written and so it shall be. We have been paid the highest compliment........ Generalisimo Hamilton has advised Cap'n House in a public forum that we done good! What more could we ask of this life. We have arrived. When during the reunion, I gave of my time and energy guarding against the hounds of Kennewick, did I question the Cap'n for ordering me to do so? Never! When the Generalisimo retired to his quarters and "suggested" that Miss Nancy should never be without a dance partner as long as the music played, did we ask why or how? Never... We simply delegated our strongest dancer, Powell, to serve in the honor of the request of the Generalisimo. Forgive us oh, great ones for our transgression... she knew not what she was doing......... I have this awful feeling that Frank Osgard (63WB) is going to tell us in agonizing detail......... just why the Gold Medal Class of '63 is so named........... I can't wait! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin (69) To: Ray Gillette (49) Dear Grandpa Ray: I'm a mom of a 10 year old, and my daughter is proud that I have read all of the Harry Potter books out so far. She was a bit annoyed that I took one of them after she fell asleep and read it until I finished that night. However, they are good stories about children working together to solve difficult problems and dealing with fears. I am delighted that there is a writer good enough to write a 792 page book that my 10 year old finished reading in about a week after she got it this summer. Now she is no longer afraid of thick books, and I am getting her to read more sophisticated stories than the Babysitters. So, hurray for J.K. Rowling from me. To: Carol Bishop Horne (57) Carol: I have been away on vacation, so I am behind in my Sandstorm reading. Has anyone mentioned "stoop" for porch? That is what our neighbor, Marian Campbell, I think from Michigan, called it when I was growing up on Trippe Street. -Anna Durbin (69) ******************************************** >>From: Ric McAllister (69) Some more information about the fingernail. I scanned an article with a picture which might help to clear up the controversy. At least hopefully, this is even accurate.. I guess the more facts you gather... Oh yes, this protein diet is getting really tough listening to these donut stories! -Ric McAllister (69) ******************************************** >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway (71) Sandstorm Readers: Today is mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom!!!! If you know BJ Davis "Honk" and wish her a Happy Birthday. I remember Lost Lake, first place I ever went skinny dipping (sorry mom). I haven't thought about that place for years, is it still there? -Sheila Davis Galloway (71) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Greg "Boog" Alley (73) A Richland Historian? Need I remind the Sandstorm community that it was you that laid claim that the old Sambo's was at one time a Denny's. See the mess you created? RE: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh and the Krispy Kreme Saga. Loyal Sandstorm Readers, If you would refer back to the Sandstorm archives you may recall a story of Ms. Parks and her days as the Bomber bat girl. The story I refer to is the one that tells of the time she took a ball off the head. Apparently, this past injury has reared its ugly head and caused her to be, let's say, two cucumber slices shy of a dinner salad. Just be patient with her. I'm sure the Texas authorities will find the culprit that left the door open and Tedi will soon be returned to her "happy place." To: Mike Franco (70) Has it come to this? Weak Denny's humor aimed at me? Comments like this can only hurt the ones that love you, Mike. Now, if it continues tell me this - who's going to lift you up to your booster chair and cut your eggs up at your next Denny's visit? Certainly not me!! PS - Whatever happened to Phil Jones (69)? I haven't seen his wisdom and insight on here in ages! To: Kit Malley (75) Spelling Camp is over for the summer! To: Jerry Sions (74) You speak of these old places you remember from high school. I can only assume that these were the places that you'd take your text books to so that you could get that "little extra" studying in. Once a role model, always a role model! To: Lori Killand Whelan (72) Tomorrow is a school night!!! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Brian Denning (77) To: G.S. Gordan (70) // Kim Edgar (79) // All Bombers RE: The "Fingernail" As someone mentioned earlier it was Tru-Stone first, and when abandoned, I do believe it became a real estate agency after that. Who remembers the "Hippie" youth center hangout called "Middle-Earth" that used to be in the house next to the "Rose Bowl" East of GWWay in the early 70s? Although I'm class of '77, the memories of of my late sister (Ann Denning- RHS '71) going there are fresh in my mind. Our father having to drop her off, or pick her up there always emitted some type of mumbling under his breath. It still cracks me up. Keep the memories flowing, -Brian Denning (77) ******************************************** >>From: Julie Ham Froehlich (77) RE: Harry Potter To: Ray Gillette: (49) I have been reading the Harry Potter books to my 8 year old son. We love them. They are real page turners. Every age kid would definitely enjoy them. I bought them August 1st. My 12 year old daughter finished all 4 in less than two weeks. My son and I are on book 4. My brother and his whole family are reading them. In my opinion these books are much less gruesome than the Brothers Grimm! -Julie Ham Froehlich (77) ******************************************** >>From: G.S. Gordon (79) Greetings, Looks like I stand corrected on the 'Fingernail' and it's former life as a Real Estate office. As far as Dog 'n Suds Root Beer, I've been able to order it off the net, can't seem to find the URL right now to include it here though. It never does seem to last. I used to spend long hours at Pizza Pete's (nuff said). Uptown Theater was always fun, when it was big. Am I old if I remember double feature movies with cartoons before the show? *nah* -G.S. Gordon (79) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Dairy Mart Cow To: Greg Alley (73) I believe it was a few kids from the Class of '76 who kidnapped the cow and threw it into the hotel swimming pool. I can't remember if Tomlinson's Dairy Mart put the cow back on the roof or left it off. -Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** >>From: Don Jepsen (80) RE: R2K Video Tape orders Status To: all who have ordered a R2K tape, or still interested. I would like to thank all of those who have ordered an All Bombers R2K Class Reunion Video tape. By the time you read this your tape will be in the process of being duplicated. I apologize for the delay, we are about five days behind schedule. Due to the large volume of orders I am estimating that the duplicators will have your tape in the mail by the 25th of August. Provided there are no delays in shipping, I would expect delivery at the latest to be in the 1st week of September. If this is not the case please feel free to contact me and I will make sure that you get one. I have purchased extra copies for those that still want one. The All Bomber R2K Class Reunion tape includes June 24th events. Registration, Group Picture, Pep Assembly, both Alumni Basket Ball Games, evening social, and clips of "Cool Desert Nights" car parade. Tape time is 1 hr and 56 min. I have three new tapes made for the class of 1980, 1965 and Club 40 reunions. All three of these tapes have a History piece of Richland and RHS from 1900 - 2000. The History piece includes pictures of Richland, RHS and school district with narration. Each tape was customized for each of these class reunions. If you would like details on any of these tapes, just contact me. Don Jepsen DJ's Video Editing 313 Thayer Dr. Richland, WA. 99352 (509) 943-6364 -Don Jepsen (80) ******************************************** >>From: Dori Luzzo Homer (92) RE: Harry Potter To: Ray Gillette (49) I just finished reading the final Harry Potter book yesterday... I'm a 26 year old with no kids and thought the books were great. My 9 year old nephew is the one who owns the books and my dad (65) is the person who told me to read them... I grew up reading books about witches wizards etc. then moved on to Steven King. I don't think they affected me in a negative way. You should read the rest of the series... I think you will enjoy them. -Dori Luzzo Homer (92) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notices scanned from August 22, 2000 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Mark Bailey ~ Class of 1958 ~ ~ Leslee Nelson Weisser ~ Class of 1961 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/24/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today. George Gillette (47), Curt Donahue (53), Mike Clowes (54), Richard Anderson (60), Rose Boswell (61), Frazier Botsford (62), Jim Hamilton (63), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Sandi Ward (66), Lee Bush (68), Leslie Jones (76), Kelly Weil (81), Betsy Theroux (82), Jenny Smart (87), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Gillette (47) This is to announce that I am still alive and active and would enjoy hearing from my classmates of 1947. -George Gillette (47) ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) To: Tom Tracy (55) Re: Spudnuts Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now I know why I like them so much. It is always good to understand what drives a person to uncontrollable actions. To: Rich Baker (58) Re: Pott's Rainbow Service I have many memories of Pott's. He let me overhaul a transmission at his station when I needed help, because I didn't know the first thing about doing that. I remember one time when three or four of us pooled all our money and bought 80 cents worth of gas there and Pott's got a big charge out of that. We drove around all evening on that 80 cents worth, though. -Curt Donahue (53) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Harry Potter First, let me admit that I have not read the books (yet). However, I have purchased them as gifts for the grandchildren. But, then I remember my sons taking a great interest, first in The Wizard of Oz, and then in Middle Earth. My wife would read them the Oz stories while we traveled (vacation or change of station moves), it helped maintain peace and order. But then they read the books (her collection). Number Two Son got hold of "The Hobbit" and it went from there. Now, all of these books have been cited by "The Forces of Good" or whatever as being unsuitable. I think these people are afraid that their children will grow up to be smarter than they are. I certainly hoped that mine did. Fellow classmate, Carole Clarke, please note that I did learn something in Burt Wheeler's class besides making wise cracks. It's always good to hear from a fellow class member. To: "Brother" Tom Tracy (55) Kind of you to remember the Spudnut Recovery wing of the hospital. But, Tom, I remember being your sponsor in Spudnuts Anonymous. Enough said. Oh, by the way, you can get a better deal from FedEx on a volume rate? Re: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) I had no knowledge that she was a bat girl. Is she in Denny's Bat Girl Wall of Fame? Too bad about the blow to the head, but it serves as further explanation of her deviant behavior. Bombers always, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson (60) Re: Richland To: Randy Lomas (61) Randy, A couple of days ago you asked why the are so few entries from "those of us raised on the south end of Richland." Well, the answer is simple: most of us who write consider the "South End of Richland" to be that area served by Lewis & Clark elementary school. If it were not for the idiotic system of taxation imposed by the State of Washington -- the primary source of revenue being sales taxes *collected* within a given jurisdiction -- there would have been no logical reason for Richland to have scrambled to annex great swaths of what properly can be called "West Kennewick" in order to capture the "big box" retailers springing up around Columbia Center. So we now have the odd situation of having an "orphan" high school (Hanford) which is physically located where it really isn't needed, and no high school for the population living to the south and west of the Yakima River; i.e., the West Richland/West Kennewick-Richland students. With any luck Hanford can be demolished, and a new high school built on the boundary area of West Richland/West Kennewick-Richland to serve those students. Then "our" high school (Richland-->Columbia-->Richland) can be returned to the "natural" geographical area of Richland: that area to the north and east of the Yakima River, west of the Columbia River, and south of the Hanford Reservation/National Monument. [I suspect that one of the underlying causes of all this is that the Richland School District encompasses West Richland as well as Richland; this made sense when West Richland was the hamlet it was back in the late 40's and 50's. However, now that West Richland is growing to the extent that some people around here are referring to the area as the "Quad-Cities" it does not make as much sense.] -Richard Anderson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) I read today on the funeral notices of the passing of Leslee Nelson (61). Im so sorry to see it. We went to Jason Lee together and again in High School. I remember what a pretty girl she was and nice. Hurts my heart to see our friends going. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Frazier Botsford (62) To: Tim Smyth (62) RE: Clinton at Lake Placid Oh yeah? Got any pictures? -Frazier Botsford (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) RE: Why is the Gold Medal Class of 63, known far and wide as "The Gold Medal Class of 63"? One would have to ask my very close and personal Friend, Frank Osgard (63WB). I'm most certain that it was Frank himself, who laid that moniker and all of it's responsibility on these fine folks. And if I may say so myself, they (The Gold Medal Class of 63) have borne the title proudly. I'm certain that upon his return from his current road trip in the T-Rex, Frank will address the question and for once and for all clarify the origin of "The Gold Medal Class of 63". I for one, can't see why anyone would think that "The Gold Medal Class of 63", would be called anything else. It's so perfect. I mean, when you consider the "No Hope, Lost Cause Class of 62" and the "White Socks and White Lipstick Class of '64", those are pretty dang near perfect descriptions of the rabble that bracketed "The Gold Medal Class of '63". It would be interesting to hear from other members of "The Gold Medal Class of 63", what their recollections are as the origin of the name. Semper Bomberus jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Dear R2K Committee, I am still waiting for my r2k t-shirt that I ordered and paid for back in June. Now I am hearing that some people got some shirts in a hurry recently???? Please respond. Thank you. To: Ray Gillette, I have just finished the 2nd Harry Potter book and I find them a lot of fun! and a very fast read.... I got the first 2 in paperback, so had to wait a little for the second, now I'll have to wait for the 3rd, and probably a long time for the 4th. But I have really enjoyed them and would recommend them to children and adults alike. To David Rivers, You are funny! I love the line "The Harvesters of our sophmore girls" Thanks. -Patricia de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Sandi Ward Donahue (66) Re: Comparisons Reading the east/west comparisons..... Now that I don't live on the left coast anymore, I have realized that I don't use the same terms that I used to. What I now call the sofa, I seem to remember was a davenport in my younger days.... What I carry my wallet (billfold) in is a pocketbook (purse)... What I used to call tennis shoes I now refer to as sneakers... and I drink soda (Coke)... When my sister Sherri Ward Johnson (63) and husband Kurt Johnson (63) visited me in New York on their way home from Europe several years ago, I offered them a soda on a hot summer day. My sister looked puzzled for a minute, then said ok. When I poured her a Coke, she said "Oh, you meant pop!!". I thought it was weird that she called it that, and she thought I was strange for calling it soda! But in the 60s, didn't we call everything a coke, whether it was a cherry 7-up from Zips, a root beer from A & W, or a Coca Cola from the grocery store? That's what I remember.... but then my senior moments and blonde moments sometimes overlap, so who knows? I've been wrong before. I'm in the military and live in Glenville, New York - what they call "upstate NY". When you're traveling outside of your state and mention that you're from Washington State, does it annoy you (being from Richland) when people say - oh it rains all the time there?! Like everyone in Washington lives in Seattle and it rains every day of the year! And you try to explain that no, part of Washington is desert, with tumbleweeds and sagebrush. Well I live in New York, in a house in the country, and don't see skyscrapers outside my windows - just trees (thank God!). And yet when I say I'm from NY, people ask me how I can stand all the traffic! Flying on United Airlines on my way to Antarctica last year, I met an interesting woman from Wyoming (beautiful state) who was returning to her home after her first trip to New York State. She had been here for two weeks, but still could not get over the fact that we have TREES here! I enjoy the differences in each state, in other countries, the different accents, and unique terms. I think it's interesting that in New Zealand, "take out food" is called "take away food". And if you buy a cup of coffee in a restaurant in Christchurch it often has two prices; one for just one cup of coffee, and a slightly higher price for a "continuous cup"! I remember the first time I casually mentioned to a friend here that we were Richland Bombers in my high school, and that our symbol was the mushroom cloud. My friend actually answered, "That's sick!" I was extremely offended by his remark and proceeded to explain to him all about my home town. It had never occurred to me that an "outsider" would think that; I suppose to a non-Bomber, maybe it could be. But what do they know here in New York - they don't have green and gold running through their veins. What a super R2K! I loved being home with my family, playing in the Pep Band, seeing the forever famous basketball game (always my hero, Ray Stein!), and the best fireworks I have ever seen in my life - thank you Larry! And I cast my vote for every four years, R2K2, R2K3... One last thought - for the person who wrote in weeks ago saying it bothered her to be called a senior citizen and the others that agreed: I'll be 52 in October, I'm proud of it, I worked hard to get to this age, and will never understand why people are reluctant to admit their age. I joke about my senior moments - and my blonde moments! I enjoy the fact that I woke up this morning. You were not in the obits that Shirley printed today, so be a thankful person. Not everyone is as fortunate as you. Always a Bomber. -Sandi Ward Donahue (66) ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) To: Burt Pierard (59) Re: The Fingernail Bldg. (Tru-Stone) I can definitely confirm that the Fingernail building was not in Howard Amon in 1970. 1982 sounds more realistic. It was moved on a Saturday and was part of the City of Richland summer parade (I believe the parade was the either the first or has since become known as Sunfest). From its position near the old intersection of GWWay and Hwy. 240 (The Bypass), it was transported west on the The Bypass (which is now known as Aaron Dr.) to Wellsian Way, north on Wellsian Way to Lee Blvd., east on Lee down into Howard Amon [Riverside] Park. I watched it being moved. Hope this helps. There was an old bandstand just to the north of the fingernail's current location in Howard Amon Park. Now, instead of a bandstand, there is a cement slab with a basketball hoop. -Lee Bush (68) ******************************************** >>From: Leslie Jones Engelhard (76) Thanks to the person who wrote in and talked about the use of the word "sad" to mean something other than a feeling of remorse! I stopped using that word when I moved to Seattle during my senior year, because the other kids in school would look at me curiously with a "what does THAT comment mean??" look. "Sad" worked perfectly for all types of editorial comment, and I was glad I had the word in my adolescent vocabulary. In my grown up years I was beginning to think I was the ONLY one who had used that word "differently" but I was pleased to read I wasn't alone. After reading the entry, I excitedly explained the use of the word to my 14 year old son, and he gave me one of those familiar "what does THAT comment mean" looks! I loved the editorial from Tedi Parks about Krispy Kremes - great piece of writing there! -Leslie Jones Engelhard (76) ******************************************** >>From: Betsy Theroux Thoman (82) To: Ray Gillette (49) I did a Harry Potter binge just last week... all four. They are wonderful. I don't understand the problems that some people see in the books....... but there are those who see issues where ever and look for hidden meanings in things. Life is to short to be that dark. People need to just look at the magic at face value and be happy with it. The kids are reading them. READING! The fact that kids are hot to read should be praised in a society that needs to flip, push or experience life with out much imagination. The series is great. READ ON. -Betsy Theroux Thoman (82) ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Thanks Sheila. It was a great birthday. Sheila (71) fixed us a great dinner and flowers from Sean and Mike (74) -- See, I told you he was a sweet guy Wig (82) called from Iowa and said "67 Mom, that's old. You are the oldest person I know" (Not true, his father is 4 years older.) We are going to see him soon, any messages? Granddaughters Erin "C.C." Galloway and Miss basketball, Sarah Davis, brought me roses. Jumbo (82) called from his lay over in Oregon and told me I would never be old. Course Norm celebrated my birthday all week long as he always does with a gift every day. (That's where Mike gets his sweetness) Do you get the idea I appreciate my family? They are the best! I am indeed a lucky woman. -BJ Davis (Lucky Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/25/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Janice Woods (60WB), Nancy Fellman (62), Susan Hurst (65), Tedd Cadd (66), Mary Jane Smith (70), Brad Wear (71), Merle Huesties (72), Brad Upton (74), Jerry Sions (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Lequita "Lea" Branum Clark (55) Lea, If you really want to enjoy the true Spudnut at it's best, get up real early and go down to the Spudnut Shop about 6 in the morning for coffee and Spudnuts when they are still hot. I don't think they are as good cold as when they are hot. Just a thought and will see you at the reunion in September. To: Kim Edgar (79) Kim, I knew both your grandfather Wally and your uncle "Lee". They were great men and anybody who was involved in sports in Richland as well in the Tri Cities knows of both of them. Your grandfather played first base on teams in the area as well doing some umpiring and being instrumental in getting the softball field built down at Howard Amon park. Those were the days when on any given night, there would be 1,000 people down there watching the top teams play. In those days Wally was active in every aspect of the game of softball. Your uncle Lee also played softball in the area and then became a sports writer for the Tri City Herald and covered sports of the area. After he retired from Hanford he drove the school buses for years and kept active that way in the sports. Both of your family men were very well respected and liked. I knew them when both of my brothers and myself were involved in softball in Richland. So, many people who lived here from the early days have fond memories of both Wally and Lee. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) Guess my World was pretty small from about '43 to '51. It consisted of Cullum Street, Lewis & Clark, neighbors, blue birds, etc. Neighbors I remember Kecks (Caroline), Millers (LaVonne and Henry), Gruvers (Arlene, Perry, too many to mention!), Susie Gunderson, Dickie Farr, Izetta Bowen. Was this "South" Richland. Saturday Matinees at Village Theater, we all wore our six guns, including "Muscles". We didn't have soda or pop, it was "Get me a Coke". A soda was something you had at the DrugStore next to the Richland Theater, all chocolatey, vanilla ice cream, and fizzzy! Riding bikes to Campbell's Market in summer to get popsicle, or one of those fifty-fifty, orange/vanilla deals at that Flap on the outside of the store at the back. Rainbow Service on Casey (Dad's hangout). When my brother Ken and I were just 3 and 4 respectively, we rode on the RainBow Service Float in the Atomic Frontier Day parade, each had one of those little peddle cars, and pulled up to crepe paper pumps. Girls from the Rainbow Softball team rode with us, one named Gabby and, Nina? (Couldn't get the St. Bernard on). Softball girls won some kind of championship that year, and several borrowed our new Buick Roadmaster to make the trip Seattle, slipped on ice on the Pass, no more Buick. Thankfully, no one hurt. Didn't do any real camping, my Dad's idea of camping was to break into someone's cabin during the off season, but my Grandparents, bless them, took us kids each year for a week or so, some of the places I remember were Bumping Lake, Lake Wallowa, Canon Beach and Seaside. Always stayed in a cabin of sorts, wood stove, etc. You could rent a horse and keep it all Day. What heaven. Road all over Wallowa, as well as beach. There was only one Hotel? at Canon then, a few rooms upstairs, and diner on the bottom. Great time! Had not been back until about '94, didn't recognize anything but the rocks on the Beach! I am planning a trip back to Wallowa next year, hoping there are still a few paddle boats on the Lake and the Trees are still green. -Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Fellman Lysher (62) To: Tim Smyth (62) Ya got pictures? RE: Frazier Botsford (62WB) And who is Frazier Botsford? -Nancy Fellman Lysher (62) ******************************************** >>From: Susan Hurst (65) Re: Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Jim Hamilton (63) Thanks for filling me in about the "Gold Medal Class of 63". I was thinking the term was something similar to a class motto that had been voted on by the class. The history is actually more interesting and I am waiting for Frank to add his input. Re: Cars Shows To: David Rivers (65) David, I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about the car show Cool Summer or Desert Nights that you have been attending with "The Gathering". Is it held in Richland (or the general Tri Cities area) in June? How big is the car show? Attending car shows has become a new hobby for us since my husband bought a classic car from the 60s a few months ago. So far we have only attended a few shows north of Seattle, but maybe I can get my husband to go to Richland with me next summer if I can get him interested in the car show. Re: Memories To: Everyone Attending these car shows has made me think about the cars from my youth. Being a new reader of the Alumni Sandstorm I have only worked my way up to Sept. 23, 1998 in the highlighted memories so I don't know if people have shared memories already about the cars their families owned. I can only remember a yellow Rambler station wagon and then a blue Rambler station wagon that we owned and I have definitely not seen a Rambler at any of the car shows I have attended so far. My father once test drove an Edsel, but he said it was too easy to go too fast in the Edsel and he didn't want to get speeding tickets driving down GWW so he didn't buy it. My father bought Kent Madsen's (65) old green Ford from him for me to drive to work at the library. I think the car was from the early 50s. Kent probably remembers better than I do what year the car was. (I have not seen any similar cars in a car show yet.) I remember a 5th grade male teacher from Jefferson and Mr. St. John from Chief Jo having cool Thunderbirds and I am seeing similar Thunderbirds in the car shows. Does anyone else have comments about the cars we grew up with that are now classic cars? -Susan Hurst (65) ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: Harry Potter for President Re: Have you heard about the new book? Harry Potter and the Amazing Royalties...;-) Pam Hunt Cadd (66) and I have read all four of them and think they are great. We took it slower than some as I would read a chapter out loud to Pam each evening. (Can you hear it? "Can we read just one more chapter?" and "You're not going to stop there, are you!?") The writing is really great and there are so many things in the books that one would only get if one is well read and older. For example, the Durmstrang school name appears to be a Rowling variation on a type of German literature known as Sturm und Drang ("Storm and strife" is a loose translation). The books are getting more difficult from a violence perspective and, as I understand it, Rowling plans for darker yet episodes in the following three books. And in the last one, there was a reference to an off color joke that most kids would miss but would be familiar to many adults. I have some reservation about allowing a young child to read them without some outlet (most likely talking the story over with a parent) for the increasingly dark side of the story. More importantly, I find the general posture of the books to be dealing with complex and realistic moral questions. In one book, Potter tells the headmaster that he thinks Voldemort (in the persona of Tom Riddle) was wrong when Riddle said they were alike. Dumbledore replies that it is really true, Potter and Voldemort have a lot in common. But, he goes on to say that it is Harry's choices that make the difference between Harry's heroism and goodness and Voldemort's evil. The interaction between parent and child is all the more important in this aspect as well. It provides a great opportunity to discuss the moral dimensions and a basis for teaching honesty and integrity and courage in the face of a society where such values are increasingly rare. -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor (70) Just needed to put my two cents worth in from Alaska... The first time I "came home" to Richland and mentioned that it was great to get "outside" everyone thought I meant the great outdoors - not so! When someone from AK says they are going on a trip "outside" they mean outside of Alaska. To: Larry Mattingly (60) I will make every effort to make it to the fair this year. If your show is half as spectacular as I hear the R2K one was I'm sure we are in for a treat. I wonder if you are the guy I spotted in Costco this afternoon with a copy of the Tri City Herald under his arm! When I got done at the register the person had disappeared and I wasn't able to satisfy my curiosity. Warm thoughts from Alaska, -Mary Jane Smith Poynor (70) P.S. - We had fresh snow on the mountains outside of Anchorage the other day - Larry may have a snow date instead of a rain date! ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Judy, Thanks for the concern about losing me to Texas, but I've just qualified as a Resident Alien after living here for 22 years. It would be hard to get me out of here now, the land of Miss USA's, big hair, tight blue jeans, and it's the only place I've seen women crush beer cans on their forehead. Kinda neat. There are an awful lot of Denny's here, in fact more than you can shake a stick at. Krispy Kreme's are cropping up all over the place. It's also the only place I've ever heard someone say that they were drunk the day their Mom got out of prison. Did I mention there are an awful lot of Denny's here? The days are hot, usually 100-107, but all the Denny's are air conditioned so it's not so bad. You can drive the roads and get all the 'Possum on the half shell" (armadillo) you want. Contrary to popular belief, armadillo are not born dead along the roadside. We're starting to get a pretty good group of Bombers down here. There's room for plenty more if you want to come. I guess I go along with the old adage of "I wasn't born a Texan, but I got here as soon as I could." Come on down, we'll go to one of our many Denny's. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Merle Huesties Estrin (72) RE: Middle Earth To: Brian Denning (77) I remember Middle Earth extremely well. Ann was a friend of mine. I was occasionally in the car with Ann, your dad, and you... and yes, I do recall that it was not his favorite place! We had many enjoyable times there as a group and did a lot of drug counseling. One Saturday the staff spent the day cleaning up the yard. We cooked lunch and our director, Brian Morgan, made a home movie (Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, My!... for those of you who were there!). I would love to have a reunion with the Middle Earth staff. I do still have occasional contact with some of them. -Merle Huesties Estrin (72) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) I don't understand the hoopla..... I was once voted off Bateman Island. -Brad Upton (74) ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Sions (74) To: Mike Davis (74) A very good observation on your part, Mike. I must admit my text books were very "dog eared" from traveling the county. Much like yours were stained with Spud Nut juice, Denny's sauce and milk from the udders of the Tomlinson's cow. Anyone from '74 with a different point of view? -Jerry Sions (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/26/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Pearson (50), Mike Clowes (54), Judy Willox (61), Lucy Schmidt (61), Peg Sheeran (63), Rick Maddy (67), Lee Bush (68), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Frank Hames (69), Mike Davis (74), Teena Stoner (79), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** Gary Behymer (64) has been surfing the net: RE: Richland 'Bombers' have peace in mind these days ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) To: all Spudnut Lovers Just saw that Krispie Donuts was on the "buy" list for the stock market!! Don't people know that Spudnuts are better?? -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Nothing in Particular While searching through my '54 "Columbian" for a picture to put with a name, I came across the following and thought to put it out for memory's sake, and, ok, to get off the Spudnut kick for a while. "At By's "At By's at By's, not burgers just fries Kay's got a guy this isn't a joke. "Not burgers just coke Cokes and fries many times at By's. "20 cents each time we go, it's Bob not Joe, Heart and soul is like a mole, it digs under. "Poor By, no wonder With silly girls and lovesick Kay, "In and out all day, At By's at By's "Many cokes and tons of fries." -Laura Dean Kirby (55) Hope you don't mind my using your stuff LD, thought it appropriate for the occasion. RE: Paint job on "Day's Pay" The paint job is accurate for the time. "Day's Pay", being a B-17G entered service in mid to late 1944. By this time the Army Air Corps was no longer worried about the Luftwaffe attacking their bases in England, Africa or Italy. Hence the brass felt the need for camouflage paint was unnecessary. Accordingly the newer 17's and 24's along with the fighter planes (P-38, P-47 and P-51), came in unpainted aluminum. The brighter markings on the vertical stabilizer and wing tips helped to identify the squadron or group the aircraft belonged to, the large letters on the fuselage identified the particular plane. The same held true for the B-29's flying out of Tinian and Saipan. The other 17's in the picture appear to be E or F models, and it is appropriate that they appear in the olive drab paint. Onward Bombers! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Day's pay web page is at: Days Pay Mural -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Brad Wear (71) Brad, Thank you so much for your invite to come to Texas. However, the old adage you gave in your note got seriously changed with me on my many trips to the great state of Texas. I always said, "I wasn't born a Texan, never will be a Texan and I got out of there as fast as I could!" *G*!! Married to a Texan, we did have a lot of trips to make to visit relatives there and in New Orleans. So, we took quite a few trips to the south and boy, did I ever get acquainted with the state of Texas!! Have been all over that durn state!! So you see, I have been there, done that and not real keen on doing it again real soon!! Have done the Denny's, the Alamo, the Missions, the Space Needle, the Whataburgers, the Krispy Kremes, Gilley's and, oh yeh, the Denny's. Haha! I was also keenly aware that armadillo were not born dead on the side of the road and, in fact, were just too dagone slow to get across before they try to meet anything on wheels head on. I also kid my husband when we go down there that those "bushes" that they call trees are just that; bushes!! (Oak trees) We have trees in Washington!! All kidding aside tho', I would like to know just what area of Texas that you are residing in. My husband comes from Cuero, where he was born, and went to school in Victoria. We still have a step dad in Victoria, aunts and uncles and cousins all over i.e.: Houston, Cuero, Edna and elsewhere. Don't know when we will make the next trip as never know when the next vacation is going to be. If we ever do make it back again, we will look you up tho'. How's that? I'll even go to a Denny's with you!! *G*!! By the way, James has been here for 23 years now, so I guess that qualifies him as a Washington Resident Alien, right? *G*!! -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Lucy Schmidt Mahoney (61) RE: Kingsmen This is an invitation to all of you in the vicinity of the Tri Cities, Prosser, Grandview (southeast Washington?). This Saturday, Aug 26, Grandview is holding their annual Summer Eve in The Park held at the Country Fair Grounds (if you don't know where it is just stop and ask anyone in town). This includes a car show, food vendors, a beer garden with micro brews and, last but, by far not least, a concert by the best party band in Washington, THE KINGSMEN!!!!! This will be the fourth year that this event will be held and The Kingsmen are always great. This is a family event so bring the kids and the grandkids. A fun time can be had by all. -Lucy Schmidt Mahoney (61) ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) Re: Middle Earth My ex - Brian Morgan - lives here in Omak, about a mile from me. He has stayed in contact with Mike Lynch, and probably others, from Middle Earth. T'was an interesting time in our lives... from the military time at Clark AB in the Philippines to the hippie-type days there in Richland. -Peg Sheeran Finch (63) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) RE: Porch I'm still trying to figure this Hawaii lingo right, but I believe the difference between a porch and a lanai here is about thirty six inches. If memory serves me, a porch was a porch at any height attainable off the first floor in Richland. At the second floor it became a deck if it had a staircase to the ground floor and a balcony if it didn't. Or if it was just a slab of concrete out the back door, it was classified as either "the" slab, porch, or deck... and to many a Bomber, a basketball court. A balcony off a balcony is an observation deck (a.k.a. crow's nest), but since it has a staircase... who knows the logic? Nevertheless, many here in Hawaii call all the above simply a lanai. And Washington is Warshington. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) RE: Gary Bush (66) and Dorothy Bush Vowels (72) Just a note to let everyone that knows Gary and Dorothy, my smarter and prettier siblings (you decide which is whom), that they recently had surgery. Dorothy broke a bone in her foot and had to have it pinned August 8th and Gary had total left hip replacement on August 21st. Dorth is home on crutches and doing good! She doesn't feel like she is healing fast enough, but that is Dorth for you. Gary will be home, by the time you read this, recuperating for the next six weeks. Thanks to all the friends, of both, that have helped out where family was unable to do so! Later, -Lee Bush (68) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) RE: Middle Earth & The Cave I, too, remember Middle Earth -- the old gathering place down by the "rose bowl". We actually called it a "crash pad", although I don't recall whether a person could really stay the night there or not. Anyway, my former husband (father of my two sons), Brad Peterson (67) actually named Middle Earth --- stole the name from the Tolkein "Lord of the Rings" series. He was really involved down there.... I only visited a few times. (The old dog pound used to be down there, too, before it moved to Pasco.) Does anyone besides me remember the place across the street (to the north) from what was then the Gaslight (now Jackson's Sports Bar) on Lee? It was in the basement underneath what is now a little Italian bistro. It was called "The Cave". It was about four rooms, all painted black, with only black lights for illumination, lots of Hendrix, etc., psychedelic posters on the walls, beads, incense, and a stereo going all the time --- playing, of course, The Doors, Hendrix, et al. I think I was there twice. It kind of spooked me (police were always dropping by "just to check"), but it was really a pretty outrageous accomplishment (run by kids) for Richland in those days (68-69 -- around in there.) I remember Dave "Tank" Roberts (68) & Dave Faulk (68) being pretty integral to the place. Anybody else have any recollections about The Cave? -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames (69) To: Brad Wear (71) Re: TEXAS Brad, I couldn't have said it better. Texas is a great place to be. -Frank Hames (69) Denton Co. TX ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) NEWSFLASH!! Denny's is now serving a "Harry Potter Slam!" -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio (79) Re: Harry Potter (if y'all can stomach more input) I'm glad to see all of the positive comments about this series of books. They are very well written, have great story lines, and depict strong friendships and loyalty. I have read the first three and am about halfway through the fourth. My daughter started reading them in school last year and I wanted to see what it was all about. Once you start reading, you can't stop! That, to me, is a sign of a truly good book. I routinely get caught up in them until 2 in the morning, and have to force myself to stop for sleep. Thanks to Julie Ham Froehlich (77) for mentioning the Brothers Grimm. If you hadn't said it, I would have. In fact, when I am confronted with an Anti- Potter my first question is, "Have you read them?" (Many times the answer is no.) Then I go on to tell how we read our toddlers fairy tales with wicked stepmothers that turn into evil witches, witches who live in the forest and lure children to her candy cottage to eat them, etc. etc. Tell me, which is worse, Cinderella, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, or Harry Potter? In my humble opinion, Grimm's fairy tales are more scary in the mind of a child than Harry Potter to an 8 year old who has talked about fact and fiction in school (and hopefully at home), usually beginning in kindergarten or first grade. And before anyone goes off on me, yes, I do agree that Harry is very much directed toward the older child reader, especially in the fourth book which is decidedly more dark and violent than the others. I think the Goose Bumps books are very violent and gruesome, (yes, I've read several) but don't necessarily put them in the same league as Potter. GBs are meant to be scary stories (who doesn't remember telling ghost stories in the dark?), Harry is purely fantasy and should be taken as such. As an afterthought, I started reading Stephen King in Jr. High. I have always loved mystery and suspense stories and King's "Carrie" was the first of many of his books I have read. I even did a book report on it. I still delve into mystery and suspense novels with a passion, Harry Potter included. Don't we all need a little escapism now and then? And some of us even enjoy getting our socks scared off. Sorry to get on the soapbox but it's nice to have an outlet like this. Thanks for listening. -Teena Stoner Giulio (79) P.S. My daughter just read this entry and it has her stamp of approval. ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) RE: Harry Potter I am disappointed to see that my comments about the Harry Potter books were redirected to THE SANDBOX. Apparently, negative opinions about something like this aren't allowed here. I also didn't think that my comments were that "political" (as a matter of fact, I toned it way far down from what I would like to say about the subject). By the time the next SANDBOX comes around, this will be an old topic of conversation. I hope people aren't falsely swayed into thinking that "everybody" thinks these books are OK; because that's not the case. I also hope the alum who are truly interested in getting a different perspective on the books will remember to look at the next SANDBOX. -Jenny Smart Page (87) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/27/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Ramona Miller (54), Cookie Baird (60), Irene de la Bretonne (61), Jay Siegel (61), Mary Ray (61), Dan Henry (68), Michael West Rivers (68WB), Brad Wear (71), Janell Johns (71), Vicki Owens (72), Greg Alley (73), Maggie O'Hara (74), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) Anyone: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Dorothy Gail Richards Woodall? I think she moved before graduation but she and her sister, Joyce Richards Jolley, attended the Richland Schools. She married Ray Woodall in the mid-50's. -Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Cookie" Baird Singletary (60) RE: Fingernail Building An e-mail from my sister-in-law, Shirley (married to Bill (46) says... "It was built as the office building for a concrete company. It had been near the intersection of GWWay and the By-Pass. It sat vacant for a few years and then Jim Dillman, a local architect, decided the concrete portion of it should be moved to the park and set up as a Bandstand. Funds were raised and that is what happened. It has become an open-air stage for all kinds of events and performances. "I remember that at the time this weird shape was being built the newspaper said that the geometric name of its shape was "Segmented Ellipsoid". Isn't it remarkable the nonsense remembered but cannot tell you what I had for lunch yesterday." Upward and Onward -Marilyn "Cookie" Baird Singletary (60) ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) Fine poem, Laura Dean Kirby!! Really captures the "Bys" experience. Wondering if it was produced as part of an English class or if you were attentive to the muse outside of school. Always interested in the source and the process for some of my poetry was inspired by a teacher and I also taught writing at Richland (Columbia) High School 1974-1980. Poetry -- both reading and writing -- can be a life-long pleasure! Hope you continue to write. -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61 as a student; 1974- 1980 as an RHS teacher). ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) RE: {Declassified] Hanford Photos I found this URL in today's P.I. Thought some might be interested. There are some good memories there. -Jay Siegel (61) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Judy, We have a slogan here in Texas..... "Don't Mess With Texas". Surely you found something to like about Texas? Tell me that you don't think that we have the best Mexican Food, better known as Tex-Mex food, that you have ever tasted. Those bushes (oak trees) that you refer to come at a high price. A few of those in your yard and your property value soars. Texans like to party and we find any excuse to have a festival. San Antonio has a week long festival every year called Fiesta, which can only be rivaled by New Orleans' Mardi Gras. Come in April the next time for the mother of all parties. Ginger Bowen Richey and George Richey are friends of mine who both grew up in Cuero. Maybe your husband knew them. Washington and Texas both rule for me! -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Henry (68) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) I remember the Cave very well. Middle Earth and the Cave were my brother Bob and I's favorite hangouts. Dave Roberts was always worth listening to after a night out. After parties we dropped off a few people at Middle Earth to come down. We usually would hang around to mellow out till we were ready to go home. Jesse was a regular at Middle Earth and good to talk to. Good memories of a weird time. Farm out! Right arm! -Dan Henry (68) ******************************************** >>From: Michael West Rivers (68WB) To: Jenny Smart Page (87) WELCOME to the SANDBOX! :o) All the BEST people are sent there, at one time or another! Some, FASTER than others! :o) Our own perceptions of what is appropriate........ :o) -Michael West Rivers ('68 W.arner B.rother) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Judy, I'm in the Dallas area along with Frank Hames (69), Tedi Parks (76), and a hand full of other Bombers. There is a group in Houston that I know of as well, Jerri Lyso, Alan Chambers, both 71, and Jim House (63), is down there as well. No wonder you don't like Texas very much. Cuero and Yokum area is God's country -- the land God forgot. There are not too many more desolate parts of Texas. It was the site of the Miller beer commercials where the giant Armadillo attacked the beer truck. Probably an armadillo that escaped from the South Texas Nuclear Project. I agree the bushes there are small, just like the deer, coyotes, and the wild monkeys that live there. Yes, wild monkeys. Years ago (20), monkeys were set free from a University lab by animal rights activists and have taken over the area. The heat here stunts everything's growth. But the growth of the Denny's chain is not stunted, they're everywhere here in Texas. God, it's great to be a Texan, naturalized or not. To: Mike Davis (74) I don't know how you can push the Harry Potter Slam, they dim the lights and play scary music whenever they serve one. I also think they use immature eggs. We don't have a Middle Earth here, but we do have an Earth, Texas. Not much there either. Not even a Denny's, but they might put one in. Need to go now, I have to go water the cracks in my yard so my foundation won't split. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Janell Johns Turrentine (71) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) I remember 'The Cave' also. I don't know if that's what it was called in the beginning though. The first time I was there the atmosphere was all beatnik. It must have been in the mid-60's. "Entertainers" of all sorts came there to share their talent. Lots of poetry (which never made any sense) and quite a number of folk type singers. Very interesting place. -Janell Johns Turrentine (71) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) Hey, I'd like to go on record to appreciate the effort Maren makes to keep the Sandstorm positive and upbeat. Until Jenny Page Smart's entry, I was unaware that a little editorial selection was being done behind the scenes. But I suspect that's the very reason so many of us look forward to reading the Sandstorm every day. We get enough of the harsh news through the usual sources. Here we get the good, friendly, uplifting stuff, and for that I'm grateful. And Maren didn't even pay me to say this! Way to go, girl!!! -Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) Wasn't Denny's a Sambo's? Wasn't Banana's a Sterling's? Isn't Harry Potter that colonel on M*A*S*H? -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Maggie O'Hara Gilstrap (74) RE: Broken foot To: Dorothy Bush I can sympathize, I too broke my foot the end of July. That is the first time I ever wanted to pass out and throw up at the same time. Mama Cass Elliot came quickly to mind, as people were watching to see the horror show. I quickly stood up, putting the bone back in place. I would not let them put a plaster cast on it as it is "Silver Fishing" in Alaska. My foot was not going to rot in the cast if I were to wade into the river and surgery was out of the question. I also would not be slowed down and spent a week camping on the Little Su. Then a week in Valdez, catching my biggest silver ever at over 16 lbs. However, I do have to tell you, if you do not behave the doctor will call you by your full given name at your next xray. Not to mention the lecture and the test afterwards. You will do fine, we Bombers are tough! -Maggie O'Hara Gilstrap (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Please! Please! All this talk about the appropriateness of Harry Potter books is really so unnecessary. I have taught school for 21 years at the upper elementary level and I would like to share a short list of books that can be enjoyed by all, young and old. Please consider the following: "The Adventures of Hansel and Denny" "Little Denny's on the Prairie" "Goldilocks and the Three Dennys" "The Sound of Dennys" "The Denny of Oz" "Where the Grand Slam Grows" and my personal favorite, "Dennystiltskin" Enjoy your reading! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/28/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber Spouse/Dad Roberta Hill (49), Spouse of Gerry Orren (51), Laura Dean Kirby (55), Alan Sargent (56), Margo Compton (60), Judy Willox (61), Patti Spencer (65), Mike Lynch (68), Betti Avant (69), Merle Huesties (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher (49) Does anyone know where Gini Miller (49) is? Her E-Mail came back. I know she was talking about leaving Richland. I hope to find her before the Club40 reunion. HELP. -Roberta Hill Karcher (49) ******************************************** >>From: Strick (husband of Gerry Orren Strickland (51) To: Brad Wear (71) From: Strick, Bomber Husband (51) Bomber Father (70), (72), (77), & (84). Hi Brad, Just had to tell you that God did not forget Texas, He MADE IT just form guys like you. Now if you want to go to God's country to Soonerville. Take I-35 north, cross Red River and you will be in Soonerville, Ha, Ha. And be real careful cause at first they don't welcome you in with open arms. but after awhile they will. And brace yourself this coming October. Those Sooners will be rolling south and it want be like last year -- they might win. I check all of your letters, so be careful what you write. No, Brad I enjoy them. So keep it up. We're all Bombers a heart, even if I am a Born and bred Okie. Take Care, -Strick - husband of Gerry Orren Strickland (51) ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) RE: Poetry? To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: "Nothing In Particular"............. You are right to include a very immature attempt at poetry under this heading. Please, Bob! I must have been all of 16 at the time. How embarrassing! I actually do write poetry still and enjoy it very much, but I seldom share it with persons outside my family without a great deal of thought. I had not had a chance to read the Sandstorm issue of 8/26 where you placed this "poem", and was in the dark when in today's issue there was a reference to it from Irene de la Bretonne. I hurriedly wrote her a note denying having written it and then later discovered that it was in the Sandstorm in the body of your letter. Must have been a "slow news day" for you, Bob! I suppose I can't deny authorship if it is printed in the annual, but I am embarrassed sufficiently now. You might want to contact me sometime for other more appropriate examples of how I have matured as a writer before you choose to share it in a public forum. No hard feelings, just a red face. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) ******************************************** >>From: Alan Sargent (56) RE: Request for help I need help from some of these transplanted Texan's writing to The Sandstorm! We had to cancel our reservations to R2K because of a pending house sale, which fell thru. Since there are no Spudnut Shops (or even a Denny's) out here in the boonies to help us drown our disappointment. We are in the midst of Pecan Pie withdrawal. I am married (for a really, really long time) to a true Texan and we need a way to get hold of some good "Pee-Cans". Can you help? P.S. Bought a R2K shirt. Any idea when I can expect to receive it? -Alan Sargent (56) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde (60) Date: Thu Aug 24 21:56:10 2000 Attended the class of 1960's class reunion. It was great. Really had fun and enjoyed seeing all my ex-classmates. Wanted to say to the committee that put it all together, great job. I know it is a lot of hard work and I would like you to know it is appreciated. I, for one, do not have any family left in Richland and haven't for a very long time. The reunions give me a reason to "come back home". Thank you. -Margo Compton Lacarde (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) RE: Bombers In Texas To: Mary Ray Henslee (61), Brad Wear (71) and all other Texas Bombers Brad, You forgot to remember that I have been all over that state, so I have seen more than just the desolate part. Read the letter that I sent to you off line. Share it with the other Texas Bombers in the sandstorm if you want so they can see just what I said out there. Mary, How well I know that Texans love to party. In a letter that I sent to Brad Wear, I told him about the influx of Texans that we had here some years ago and how they would come into Adrian's where I worked and raise h*** and set blocks under it. This is where I met my husband and as I said, his dancing is what whisked me away from the northern fellas. He just wasn't able to "whisk" me outa here! I have been in Texas in April as well as in New Orleans in February, so know all about the two "festivals" that you speak of, and was unimpressed with either. That is probably because I do not particularly like crowds and when I go to see a place, THAT is precisely what I want to see; not people. As for the Tex-Mex food, it was okay. Again, not thoroughly impressed, but it was okay. And as for the oak trees; evidently my neighbor's cats didn't think much of things out of Texas either; they dug my four little starters up. I will admit that I was about to kill them for that, because they were doing so good and they were to be a link for my husband to his home state of Texas. Alas, not to be!! No, my husband does not recollect either names of Bowen or Richey. So, what part of Texas are you in? Of course, I have heard the slogan "Don't mess with Texas." But do you remember the old adage.... "It's a great place to visit, just wouldn't want to live there."? As I said once before, the "somethings" that I liked about Texas are my husband, the dancing and the road going out! *G*!!!!! And finally, to Bill Johnson (61), I still would be glad to make another trip to Texas if you would be willing to dig into those negatives that we were talking about at the R2K reunion and need help in sorting them out and doing something with them. THAT would lure me to Texas for sure!!!! Sure wish that you would consider doing that, Bill!!!! I can't believe how close to you there in Bay City we were when we would land in Houston and drive to Victoria. Had I known you were there, I would have come to see you. Last, but not least, just how is it that all you Bombers out there in Texas ended up there? That should start a barrage of interesting stories. I, for one, would like to hear them!!! P.S. To: Brad Wear (71) Sorry Brad, upon searching my files, I found that the letter was from Richard Henderson (62), and not from you. My apologies to both you and Richard. Senior moment I guess!! *G*!!!!! Washington Bomber Cheers to all, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Patty Spencer (65) RE: Looking for a friend Does anyone know where Patsy Wirth (65) is? The last time I saw her was in '65 after graduation in Lake Tahoe. She moved during our junior year... Where is she? -Patty Spencer (65) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lynch (68) RE: Middle Earth I am usually a "lurker" on the Alumni Sandstorm, but can't resist telling a few of my favorite stories from hundreds of hours spent as a volunteer at Middle Earth. Jeff Saunders (69) just reminded me of one of the funniest. - One summer we had an invasion of field mice inside Middle Earth. So, for a brief period, our favorite entertainment very late at night was to set up a box held up by a pencil tied to a piece of string. Wait patiently, pull the string, catch a mouse. We were letting them go far away from the house for a while, until someone got the bright idea of painting them red, white, and blue and releasing them inside the house. The look on peoples faces (especially those who were high on whatever) when they were sitting around the living room and would see a red white and blue mouse go skittering across the floor, was priceless. - One night we got a call from a woman that was obviously overdosed on downers. We had a terrible time understanding her and had to shout, practically at the top of our voices, to keep her awake and talking. We could barely hear her, much less understand what she was saying. Finally we got her address. A couple of us headed over to her house in Pasco while another worker kept her on the phone - again having to shout the whole time. When we arrived we woke up a son who showed us to her bedroom. There she was sprawled out on the bed amid a bunch of booze and Nembutal's, with the hand piece of the phone laying across her stomach, talking into a large ashtray. Mystery solved. - Those of us that worked at Middle Earth heard many stories about the house being "haunted." Two weird events -- I was part of both -- developed on graveyard shifts. One night Jeff Saunders (69) and I were about to go to sleep on two different couches when he said he could hear someone breathing. I jokingly asked him what he was high on, but, sure enough, when I walked over to his side of the room there was the clear sound of slow, steady breathing. Still gives me goose bumps 20 years later. Another night we heard footsteps upstairs. We had already closed for the night and assumed someone hid upstairs or got left behind. We heard the footsteps walk the length of the house, the fire door open, and the steps start down the stairway to the back porch. Two different doors opened up on this porch on our floor so we flung both doors open. But there was nobody there and there was no way they could have gotten out of sight. Hmmm. -Mike Lynch (68) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) RE: home is where the heart is I, for one, still consider Richland to be my home, even though I have not lived there since 1987. They always say home is where the heart is and in my case I consider that to be good ole Richland, WA, USA. I have lived in Montana, North Dakota, and Kansas, and at those times they were places I was living in for my job. I considered them "temporary homes". I would love to move back to Richland, but I enjoy small town living, and it has gotten too big for me. I don't mind visiting there, however, as both of my parents and a grandmother are entombed there. I do attend my reunions when I can and will continue to do so. I only have an ex-sister-in-law living there for now. Just remember, home is where the heart is, no matter where that is for you. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Merle Huesties Estrin (72) RE: Middle Earth and The Cave To: Peggy Sheeran Finch (63) Hi, Peggy. Do you remember me and the movie? I babysat for you and Brian several times. To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) Hey, Lady! How are you? I remember The Cave well. It was a "coffee house" with a couple of black light rooms in the back. I think it was only open on weekends. There was occasional live entertainment... folk singers.. Dave Faulk included. Brad Peterson, Dave Faulk, Dave Roberts, Jeff Saunders, and the Sherrards (all five of them!) were frequently there. It was a very mellow, laid-back place to hang out. E-mail me to let me know how and where you are. -Merle Huesties Estrin (72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/29/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Brusie (51), Mike Clowes (54), Roger L. Myers (55), Tom Tracy (55), Paul Ratsch (58), Judy Willox (61), Mary Ray (61), Roxanne Knutson (62), Earl Bennett (63), Margi May (66), Brad Wear (71), David Sherrard (71), John Hughes (73), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) To: Kim Edgar (79) I certainly do remember your Grandfather Wally. A wonderful man, a great personal friend, and a pretty darn good softball player. -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) You have my private mea culpa. And as I said, I still think the poem has staying power. Re: Unclassified photos All right, some of you "old-timers", just where was the auditorium? My wife insists that I am one of the boys in the group in front. Not from any physical resemblance, but more for the hair-do. I think the picture was taken in the mid-forties, a few years before my arrival on the scene. The auditorium group picture made the Salem, OR, paper, along with the canned publicity release. Golly, all these years and I never knew that the NP/SPS depot in Pasco was classified. To say nothing of the lady modeling her evening gown. And a real hoot to see an original pre-fab. My wife compared them to a really cheap mobile home (excuse me, that should be manufactured home). Fortunately, she never heard of "termination" winds. Bombers always, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See John Hughes (73) entry in today's Sandstorm for the URL to all the declassified photos. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Roger L. Myers (55) I am in the process of moving into a new home we are building and have been going through a bunch of old "stuff". I came across my copy of SANDSTORMs from 1955. Thought I would share some of the names in the news from 1955. Much of the front page was devoted to "plugging" sale of ASB cards. Three teachers - Mr. Allen (boy's advisor), Mr. Fields (Distributive Education teacher) and Mr. Morelli (Spanish and Sophomore English teacher) were profiled. Another article that rated front page news reported that Mary Winston, Kay Wheeler and Deanna Case attended Evergreen Girls State over the summer. One bit of news on the front page was a picture and story about the 23 new rooms that would be completed by December 31. The second page had profiles of two more teachers - Mr. Barton (drama and English) and Mr. Edward Carlson (safe driving and biology) An editorial explained the "new" seating plan for football games that placed the students on the east side of the Bomber Bowl - leaving the west side for the adults. Another article (FASHION POLL) asked students what they thought about 'the guys crazy new shirts'. Some of the quotes: Mary Jo Woodhead - Strictly Zortch! Sandy Howerter - Depends on who's in them Dorothy Cameron - I Like 'em, I Like 'em Nancy Grow - I like it, but ........ Sara Powell - Give 'em the hook Chuck Holtz - They're OK for millionaires. All I can afford to wear are the price tags. Pages three and four were the Sports pages. Jim Brand (I believe) wrote a column called "Bullets and Backlashes". This was devoted to fishing and hunting and chronicled past fishing trips he had taken as well as important information about the upcoming seasons. There was an article about the opening of the football season - listing the names of the team members as well as the position(s) they played. Coach Fran Rish was quoted as saying "We should have a nice line, but we'll be short on backs". Kevin Burke, Sam Nageley, Ron Snowden, Denny Olsen and Pete Hollick were lauded as keys to the team. Jim Desautel and Jon Copeland were "in a battle" for the "vital left halfback spot with Jerry Reed "pushing them hard". Kevin Burke and Pete Hollick were highlighted in "Green and Gold Sketches". Their picture was accompanied by a short biographical sketch of their past accomplishments and future plans. Another story quoted cross-country coach Calvin Welch. He described the team as "a small inexperienced group with a lot of enthusiasm". Returning lettermen were Ronald Holeman, Dale Stone, Mike Laybourn and Tom Tracy. On page six was the KLUB KORNER. Highlights included was the news that Kenneth Webster was councilor of Demolay at the installation ceremony. John Cowan, Robert Scott, Richard Smith, Cole (no first name in the paper, but I imagine it was Don Cole) Robert Tudor, Bill Hartley, Frank Haggard, Bob Booth were other names listed as holding some position of homor. Pat Acton and Gloria Craddock (Rainbow Girls) served as candle lighters. Another feature story was about the Thespian Initiation. The ceremony was in the planning stages with Laura Dean Kirby and Grace Zangar in charge of the planning with assistance from Mr. Tom Barton - the advisor. New members would be Judy Allington, Janice Berg, Judy Cummings, Bev Edwards, Marjory Hurst, Karen Ludlow, Sonjia Urseth and Jane Volpentest. I enjoyed reading about classmates. If anyone wants me to do so, I'll periodically provide future highlights. HAVE FUN! -Roger L. Myers - (not Roger E. Myers) class of '55 ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) RE: I LOVED IT! To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) Laura Dean, Thank you for letting us share your memory and re-igniting ours. Classmates everywhere will bring forward the wondrous thoughts of yesteryear. Some sitting in the seat of a '36 Ford. Others sipping an ice cold coke and waving to friends who circled endlessly around By's, re-inventing Walter Mitty visions of romance... endless love and the like, trying desperately to work up the courage to ask that newly discovered girl out on a date... hoping she wouldn't say no in front of your friends... You and Marilyn Richey (53) could each write a Bomber's own Happy Days Encyclopedia! Special thanks and Big Bomber Hugs to you, our own special Poet Laureate Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong Longfellow!! And special thanks to the brilliant, well-trained teacher, the delightful de la Bretonne, Irene of (61). She knows good writing when she sees it. I've known her since she was a toddler... and she means what she says. Your grateful Bomber Classmate, Tom Tracy '55 P.S. [Now you know how Bomber basketball players sometimes felt, half dressed, in front of crowds taking that quick shot... risking embarrassment in front of friends, family, fans of basketball, a coach, a fierce opponent with a dozen competitors who wanted to see you fail, --- and knowing for sure that someone would place your risky attempt in front of your peers again and again... a shot taken, hopefully not missed... an errant pass... like a word penned and posted before you had time to re-adjust your mental script, reflexes or correct your follow- through.] Ahh those were the days, my friend....let's see... do I have enough change for a couple of By's Burgers, an order of fries and a Spudnut ala mode before I take her home?... -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Paul Ratsch (58) RE: WHERE ARE YOU? Where are Paul & Alan Sheppard (57)? Heard they are in the tri-cities? -Paul Ratsch (58) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Arnold McAllister (61) and His Family and To: Steven Palmer (61) and Pam Palmer Pearson (63) My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and I send my heartfelt condolences to you all. Arnold lost his Father last Thursday, the 24th and Steven and Pam lost their Mother on Saturday, the 26th. God bless you all, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Judy, Judy, Judy, I think that you are beyond our help. At least one of our own managed to two-step his way into your heart. Did you make him retire his black Stetson or do you allow him to wear it on occasion? If you have not acquired a taste for that widely used funny tasting cilantro stuff that seems to want to be in everything, you are not alone. I will give you that one. I think that you need to be born and bred in Texas to fully appreciate that ingredient. Please humor us Texas Bombers..... the hot sun and fiery salsa are affecting our brains. I think what we need are plenty of R2K's to keep us stabilized. Y'all take care now, y'hear! -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) I have a funny story about Ohanepecosh Nal't Camp Ground!!! My Grandparents from Wisconsin came and we decided to introduce them to the Mt. Rainier area and around 7:00 p.m. the Ranger came through the park to let everyone know they needed to know about the Bears!!!!!! "Just make some noise in your campsite - Pot and Pan would do - to scare them off" and that is all my Grandmother needed to hear!!! She grabbed my Little Chihuahua, that looked like Taco Bell's dog, and ran for the car. She stayed there until daylight the next day! Her first experience camping was not the best!!!!!!!!! How many of you ever experienced Priest Lake, Idaho!!!!! My Mom, Lucille Knutson worked for Stanfield's Floral, for many, many years. We were all introduced to that wonderful area by Carol and Ed Stanfield. White sandy beaches and very clear waters, you could see 20 feet down to the seaweed below!!!!! Many of us would go every 2nd week of August, Stanfields, Knutsons, Hartmans, Stromstads. One year it was all Tri city people except one from California (Madors -Barbara Mador was a Bomber before moving to California). We had a good laugh about Hill's Resort one week having all present or past residents of Richland at the same time.... How many of you have had good memories from that area??? Tell us about your stories, up and down upper and lower Priest!! -Roxanne Knutson Short (62) ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett (63) Ms Hurst: Been in Texas for a week, where summer still exists, as opposed to Virginia, where we've had the coldest and wettest July in the past half century or so, and just now saw your question. Though Jim's response to your question about our superior class (believe we had either four or seven National Merit semifinalists in the Gold Medal Class of '63) was interesting (as in "watch out for the return fire"), I vaguely recall a less interesting but probably more factual response to the same question sometime last summer or fall. Unfortunately I don't remember it, and I sure don't have time to search for it. Just keep up your review of past entries and someday you'll see it. Are you that patient? Are you that curious? Regards, ecb3 -Earl C. Bennett, III (63) ******************************************** >>From: Margi May Legowik (66) To: Sandi Ward Donahue (66) Bless your Pea Pickin' heart! We did call everything "coke" -- way before the current interpretation of that term. And YES, I am delighted to wake up every day, one day older and 52 years later. This is not old, kids! Am I the only one with relatives in their 90s? I fell for that motto "you're not getting older, you're getting better." Sometimes I know that is so much BS, but sometimes I prefer to believe it, thank you very much! Having just buried my Mom (next to Dad at Sunset view off the By Pass Hiway), I know that we are blessed in a million ways -- not the least of which is to have come from a wonderful town, Richland. My husband and I have been in the Tacoma environs for 3 years now and it's just swell, but going "home" I realize how lovely it is to not have awful traffic and parking problems, and no mold and mildew issues. Can't wait to see you all again in that sunny, easy, sage scented place we call home. -Margi May Legowik (66) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Jim Strickland, aka Strick (Bomber spouse/Dad) Strick, Oklahoma! Oh no! Just kidding, living here in Baja Oklahoma we have to take shots at OU. My wife is a T-Sipper (UT) grad. For those who have never witnessed an OU weekend it's a spectacle to behold. Probably rivaled only by Mardi Gras. The TV stations used to give a running account of the number of arrests, just like a weather warning. The OU rivalry is over 100 years old, incredible history, and game quality. Southeast Oklahoma has some of the best camping and scenery I've ever experienced. You just need to watch out for the Copperheads, Timber Rattlers, Cottonmouths, Sidewinders, and common rattlers. Other than that it's great. We did a lot of hunting together over the years, and I miss that aspect of Washington every year. Although we can shoot six deer, and four turkey here it still doesn't compare to hunting in Washington. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: David Sherrard (71) A couple of people have mentioned the "Caive" (yes it was spelled with a "ai". It was actually started by the church council in Richland as a drug free place for college folks to come. Where it went from there, I won't say. I worked there when I was a senior in High School (go figure, you didn't have to be in college to work there, but you did to go there). Dave Faulk was the first manager, Dave Roberts often provided music (anyone who would play was welcome). I don't think all five Sherrard siblings were ever there at one time (we surely would have reached critical mass and exploded) but Matt, I and Dede did work there sequentially. A fond memory (mostly mellow). I drove through Richland this weekend to take my daughter to school in Walla Walla and I noticed the absence of the Community Center. (That may tell some of you how long it's been since I have been in Richland) Now there was place with memories, along with the Roller Rink and Christ the King Cafeteria. -David Sherrard (71) ******************************************** >>From: John Hughes (73) RE: declassified hanford photos Some of you Bombers may enjoy looking at the declassified photos 1943-1967 from Hanford. -John Hughes (73) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) RE: Texas To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) While my father was in the Army, I lived in Texas twice, Fort Hood and Fort Walters. I'm not even sure they still exist, I was in 3rd and 6th grade at the time. We had relatives in Fort Worth, we invited them over to our house for dinner. My dad made chili from a recipe he got out of a magazine. (It's called "Jailhouse Chili"). Anyway, our relatives didn't think it would be spicy, after all, we were Northerners. Well, guess what, they had to follow every bite with a glass of water. We didn't, we were used to it I guess. I remember Lemon Meringue Pie was pretty popular item there in Texas along with Pecan Pie. I really miss those, juicy grapefruits and mouth watering watermelons. I often got a chuckle when classmates referred to a little hill named "Radar Mountain". The hills surrounding the Tri-Cities were larger. I guess if you've never seen a mountain, you don't know what one is. Though I was young when I lived there, I do miss it. There is also a soft spot in my heart for the "Dallas Cowboys" as well as "Washington Redskins" (since I lived in Virginia as well). But, being a true Washingtonian, I favor the "Seahawks". Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/30/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Cliff Judd (49), Carol Haynes (51), Al Parker (53), Mike Clowes (54), Sherrill Hamlin (55), Charles Cox (56), Judy Willox (61), Pam Ehinger (67), Lori Simpson (70), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) Re: [Declassified] Richland Photos Hey Club 40 people, You gotta see the photos at the DOE sight that John Hughes (73) put in the sandstorm yesterday. "A" houses, Prefabs, Safeway, Rainbow gas station, Pasco train station, etc.. Thanks John. -Cliff Judd (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [In case anybody missed it, here's the URL: -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Carol Haynes Finch (51) Been watching the comments about pollution in the Columbia Basin. A good book written in 1996 was "A River Lost, the Life and Death of the Columbia", written by Blaine Harden, who lived in Moses Lake and other towns in the vicinity. His father worked at Hanford at one point. Blaine is now a reporter at The Washington Post, in DC. I mentioned it to a cousin of mine, farmers in Warden, and they said all the politicians are trying to take away their livelihood by telling them not to use pesticides, etc. Everyone has a viewpoint and no one wants their way of life taken away. Good to see Gerry Orrin Strickland's (51) husband on a message. Gerry --let's hear from you! We used to have some good times at pinochle parties, sleepovers (only we didn't call it that, then), etc. Hope you will be at our 50th in 2001. "Youth Challenged" is my designation for our generation. You know you are old when the Dr. doesn't give you x-rays any more -- he just holds you up to the window. Or when someone compliments you on your alligator shoes and you aren't wearing any. Or you take a fancy to some sweet young blonde walking by and your pace maker opens the nearest garage door. Maren, as always you ARE the Queen and our heroine for all your good work. Bombers do rule! -Carol Haynes Finch (51) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Brad Wear (71) More years ago than I care to remember I was stationed in Texas, for even longer than necessary. During this time I was invited to go deer hunting with some "good ole boys." Talk about a different way of hunting! I wasn't really thrilled about sitting in a tree waiting for a deer to wander by. At any rate one did, a nice 4-pointer, and I didn't shoot it. One of the Texans asked why and I told him that back home we'd have to turn that one loose as it was undersized. But, from what you wrote, I guess Texas deer have grown since you are now allowed four per season. In my day the bag limit was six. Did shoot a few, and as I recall it took at least six to make a decent meal for a family of five. But perhaps I exaggerate. Then there was the argument about size between a Texan and a Alaskan. The Texan allowed as how it all the ice in Alaska were to melt, Alaska would be half the size of Rhode Island. To which the Alaskan replied: "So what! Texas would be under 20 feet of water." I promise you, however, no "Aggie" jokes. I understand they are now considered in poor taste there in Baja Oklahoma. Onward Bombers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55) Just thought I would let everyone know that Barney Flora's (54) Mom passed away this past weekend and a long battle with cancer. She was 85 years old and had a happy and fulfilling life. She had 4 children of her own and numerous foster children. Obviously she loved children and also gardening. She was a Master Gardener and has many permanent landscape designs here in the Tri-Cities. We all loved and respected her very much. -Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55) ******************************************** >>From: Charles Cox (56) Little bite of TRIVIA - Who made up the dummy bomb that is on display at all the games or school functions? I assume that it is still displayed. Thanks, -Charles Cox (56) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Mary Ray Henslee (61) Mary, Mary, Mary, *G* Of course I allow my guy to wear his hats: his brown beaver, his black Stetson, his white straw and his gray Snowy River plus more. And I personally bought all but one of those hats for him!!! After all, any good Texan's wife knows that her man needs his hats and his boots. The hat to keep the sun off and the boots to keep the snakes off. *G*!! See, I am NOT beyond help; I don't even NEED help as I'm doin' just fine!!! *G*!! I can't tell you how many times I fought the different clubs here for James' right to wear his hat without the hassles he used to get. Most of them finally GOT it, and when they saw us coming, just waved this fiery little northern gal and her Texan man on through. And I have danced many a time under the brim of one of those hats!! I even let him wear his gray alligator boots when we got married!!! So see, I am not totally hopeless!! I can't promise you how many R2K's there will be, but you do know that we, the class of '61, are having our reunion next year. So that should give you some stability to look forward to, Mary, and I hope that you will come and get your Richland fix!!! *G*!!! And on that note, I have only one thing to say, Y'all come back now, y'hear!!! P.S. Read on if you want a real big shock!!!! *G*!!!!!!! To: Kim Edgar (79) I too would have to chuckle when I would hear of the "mountains" and the "trees" of Texas. It is a well known fact that everything is supposed to be bigger in Texas, but they just happened to fall short on those two factors. One trip that we took back there, we fell into what was considered a chuck hole and darn near took the undercarriage of the car out. I just started laughing and when my husband asked me what was so darn funny, I just answered, "everything bigger in Texas!!!" I too have a soft spot in my heart for many of the things of Texas, but let's just keep that our secret okay? After all I sure wouldn't want to ruin my Sandstorm reputation now would I?!! *G*!!!!!!!! Bomber Cheers Y'all, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) To: Kim Edgar (79) Kim, Fort Hood is still there. My son is in the Army and was stationed there about 2 years ago. He was not fond of Texas (Sorry to you Bombers who seem to Love it) Jimmy called it a H*** Hole, too dry and too hot. He grew up in the Okanogan so he knows what dry and hot is all about. But he didn't have anything nice to say about Texas. Sorry! Fort Hood is sorta in the North area of Texas. Maybe there are better places in Texas. Who knows! Bombers Rule (even if they live in Texas) -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan (70) To: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) Re: Priest Lake... Aah, must be God's country! My family has been camping at Luby Bay for the past 21 summers. Our youngest, who just turned 22 last week, was 10 months old the first time we went. We just returned from there a couple of weeks ago. We always go the first week of August. This year we spent 9 days there :-) We haven't found any place better to go yet. Both of our sons grew up, camping there and love it, too. We also run into a lot of Bomber alumni every time we go. This year it was the Qualheims, Criglers, Jacobs, Feasters, and the Mitzlaff/Gerkins. Anyone who has been there knows just how wonderful it is! Later... -Lori Simpson Hogan (70) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) Re: Where have all the experienced coaches gone? My son started sports last year at age five, every time he gets signed up for a team; I get a call from his team coach, (it doesn't matter which sport). "Hi, my name is So & So and I'll be your son's coach, I am a first time coach, so please bear with me this will be a learning experience for me as well as the children." I have no problem with new coaches, I'm thankful they came forward, and they have to start somewhere. However, I would also like my son to learn some skills from seasoned coaches as well. Is it this age group that gets the rookie coaches, and as they get older they get the more experienced ones? Or is the new trend that in today's world, where coaches have to put up with so much verbal abuse from (out of control) parents, that they throw in the hat and say it's not worth it. I'd love to hear from any coaches out there. -Kim Edgar (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. *************************************** *************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 8/31/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Al Parker (53), Mike Clowes (54), Mary Winston (55), Tom Tracy (55), Cliff St. John (57 & 58), Ann Bishop (60), Deedee Willox (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), Dave McAdie (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Roger L. Myers (55) Thanks for the '55 Sandstorm synopsis. As for the name thing, you were "Lynn" and he was "Roger" or was it the other way around? Onward Bombers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Winston Wymer (55) Re: Don Jepsen's video "ALL Bomber R2K Class Reunion" Received my copy today and want to express my thanks for making this available. Had a hard time picking out faces - could it be we've changed a bit over the years - but got caught up in the spirit of the weekend, even though I wasn't there. Re: Club40 Reunion Plan to attend the Club40 Reunion next weekend [9/8, 9/9, & 9/10] along with George McDonald and Tom Graham from the Seattle area and wonder if any other '55ers will be there. Hope so! -Mary Winston Wymer (55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Club40 website: -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Kim Edgar (79) I appreciate your concern. Seasoned coaches ask, where are the "experienced parents". They complain that they have to train all the parents not to criticize their own children or taunt the other kids or get in arguments with parents on the sidelines or scream and yell at the referees. Good coaches are used as benchmarks for parents of other teams and the new coaches hear their kids' parents say how well their opponents are coached. Find the most experienced coach of a team older than your son's and beg him to let your son spend some time working out with them. Even if it's just for a few minutes. A good, seasoned coach will understand. If this doesn't work. Visit with the experienced coach and ask his advice. It's amazing how older players, more experienced players help other less experienced players if given the chance. My best advice is "DON'T FORM A COMMITTEE! Let your son have some time watching the best, being around the best and maybe, just maybe he'll catch the spirit. If he does, he'll spend time in private, honing his skills, somehow, someway... it will happen. It's unfortunate that our children have to be so supervised, but seems to be the accepted mode. If some parents see little kids today playing on a basketball court with older ones, they might consider it too dangerous. In the tough neighborhoods today, the little kids wait around (like we did) for an opening in a neighborhood game and coveted a chance to play with the big kids. They helped us learn the game. Notice how many NBA players come from the neighborhoods where big kids and little kids play together. Lee Edgar, a Sports Writer in the Tri-Cities with your last name, helped us all in Richland feel better about ourselves. He was a wonderful man and a talented athlete. Your son is fortunate to have a Mom with your concern. Hope you can find a way for him to watch the best teams, get some practice time with them. Oh, yes.. and above all to find the "magic coach"..... I bet you'll find a way. That's what Moms often do. We'll expect championship play and good citizenship from your son... nothing less... tell him he's part of a long long line of Bomber Tradition... and we expect the very best from him as an athlete, a student, an "Edgar", a citizen and deep down inside of him is that secret R2K DNA... that Bomber spirit that can only be passed on from Bomber to Bomber... a spirit well worth keeping alive. Keep thinking the good thoughts. ...seems like we often heard from the RHS Pep Club... "you got it, now keep it, you got it, don't lose it.... " (how does the rest of that go)? -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Cliff St. John (57 & 58 - had a small dispute over one credit) To: Dave Brusie (51) I was a 5th grader at Marcus Whitman. It was (Circa) 1951. The preceding weekend's Tri-City Herald's (or was it the Columbia Basin News) sports page had reported the exploits of the Richland Bomber's Dave Brusie who, the Saturday night before, had scored 35 points in a Bomber basketball game. My grade school friends and I were completely awed by your scoring achievement. After school, on a winter afternoon, we rushed to the Bomber Gym to watch the Bomber varsity practice. We were sitting in the lower bleachers watching the practice, when Coach Dawald passed by. We asked him which one of the players was Dave Brusie and did he really score 35 points? Mr. Dewlap immediately blew his whistle, stopped the practice and called you over to the bleachers where we were sitting. He said to you, "I want you to meet some friends of mine". You shook each of our hands, said "hello" and then trotted back to practice. It was one of the biggest thrill of my young life. Of all of the very talented round ball players that have served to elevate the reputation of Bomber basketball and who have contributed so much to its rich history, you'll always linger in my memory as the Bomber hero who took the time to shake the hand of one your young admirers. Thanks for taking the time. -Cliff St. John (57 & 58 - had a small dispute over one credit) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers (60) TO: Women of 1960 RE: Luncheon for September The Luncheon for September for the Women of the Class of '60 will be at the Russian Bistro in Uptown on Jadwin. We will be meeting there at 11:30 on Saturday, September 9. Any of the men from '60 or their wives are welcome also. -Ann Bishop Myers (60) ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Yeah, you even let him wear his gray alligator boots when you got married, but the price tag was still on the bottom!! *G* I guess that's better than a sign saying *HELP!* Though by now, that Texan no doubt knows he NEEDS help to deal with a northern gal and a Bomber besides! And anyway, it's all his fault! -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) Patty Spencer's (65) request got me thinking. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Roz Smith? She went to Chief Jo, eventually moved to Pasadena. Thanks. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) To: Roxanne Knutson Short (62) Re: Priest Lake I have to echo Lori Simpson Hogan's (70) comments about Priest Lake... "It must be God's Country". I first went up there in the early '80s and returned for several summer trips. We camped up and down that lake - usually always on the west side from Outlet Bay up to Reeder Bay (Hills, Elkins, Birch Bay, etc.). Have some very fond memories of that place and have been trying to get up there with my kids. Hey Lori, is Frizzy O'Leary's still open? To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Experienced coaches Hi Kim Most coaches - of youth sports anyway - get into it because they have kids getting started in the sport and there is a shortage of coaches. I volunteered years ago (before I was even married) to coach a church league basketball team. I did that for a few years and I also coached Grid Kids football. When I got married and had children, I gave it up to be "dad". Once my kids were old enough, I got back into coaching. I have coached (or helped coach) both my kids in Baseball/Softball, Basketball, and Soccer. I currently coach a team in Kennewick American Youth Baseball with/for my 7 year old - which by the way had their 12 year old All-Stars take 2nd in the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken World Series and their 14 year old All Stars win the Babe Ruth World Series this year. So, I was once at that level of "being new" to coaching the sport. I will coach them until they start school sports, and then I become a spectator/dad again. There are not too many coaches like Floyd Gates anymore - who coach for years and years even when their kids are long gone. When your kids are just starting out in their sport at ages 5- 6, so are the coaches unless they are coming back down to coach a younger child of their own. Also, to address your comment about the coaches taking the verbal abuse........ I offer the following; At one point during a game, the coach said to one of his young players, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?" The little boy nodded in the affirmative. "Do you understand that what matters is whether we win together as a team?" The little boy nodded yes. "So," the coach continued, "when a strike is called, or you're out at first, you don't argue or curse or attack the umpire. Do you understand all that?" Again the little boy nodded. "Good," said the coach. "Now go over there and explain it to your mother." Best wishes, Bombers! -Dave McAdie (79) Semper ubi, sub ubi ........ er, um Semper Bomberus!! ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for this month. Please send more. ******************************************** ******************************************** July, 2000 ~ September, 2000