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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ November, 2000
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/01/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara Kramer (54), Mike Clowes (54), Greg Alley (73), Sandra Genoway (62), Pam Hunt (66), Monique Mangold (80), ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTICE: To all Alumni who have not received items ordered before, during or after the R2K Reunion, please contact me by e-mail, or call Kathy Hoff Conrad, R2K Chairman at 509-946-6318. Kathy's computer has been down, but she usually answers her phone and does not mind anyone calling her. She has the original order records, and can check your order for you. We keep hearing via Sandstorm or from Maren, etc., about ALUMNI who haven't received their items. Please contact us directly. Some T-shirts were ordered after the Reunion directly to Canyon Ridge Design. If you ordered from them, and you haven't received your order, notify us also, instead of them, and we will check on it for you. Kathy talks to them frequently. We are sorry it has taken so long for some of these orders, and we apologize for the mix-ups. We will do everything we can to track down the problem. Linda Boehning, R2K Reunion Secretary ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Kramer Krema (54) Re: veterans playing football To: Marilyn Richey (53) Do you recall the scenario when 2 young men returned from Korea, went back to Walla Walla high school and were allowed to play on the football team? What a commotion that caused. I can't remember if they were allowed to play the whole season, do you? -Barb Kramer Krema (54) ~ Madras, OR ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: From the "Toot Your Own Horn Department" On occasion in this paper, I have mentioned that I have done some theatrical work. For those of you in or near Corvallis, Oregon, soon you can see that I do appear on the stage. Thursday, November 9th, Oregon State University Theatre is presenting their production of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap." In this production I will be appearing in the role of Major Metcalf. Performance dates are November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, 7:30 P.M. at the Withycombe Theatre on the OSU campus. There is an admission charge, and if you tell the ticket seller you know me, the price is certain to double. One of the weekends coincides with the "Civil War" game between Oregon and Oregon State, so perhaps some alumni of those schools here for the game, might like to take in the show afterward. While Oregon does sport nifty colors (green and gold), I just gotta go with the Beavers. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) Re: Chief Joseph We have all had to go through "sensitivity training", since the 1950s and '60s. I attended Chief Joseph Jr. Hi., and I was always proud of who that school was named after, and to be "the Warriors". Chief Joseph deserved to have a school named after him, especially when you consider that some schools are now even being named after communists, these days. [read Sandra's Chief Jo history notes at:] -Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Hunt Cadd (66) Re: Betty Avant (69) mentioned Halloween In the mid-50s, my prime trick-or-treating years, Halloween occupied a well defined slot of its own, well separated from Thanksgiving and Christmas. (Younger readers might not remember when those two holidays each had their time, and Santa did not arrive until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but that's the way it was in the olden days.) This was Halloween before the retailers and Martha Stewart developed elaborate schemes of crafting, decorating and lighting that encompassed whole sections of stores, as well as specialty stores and magazines. This was childhood pleasure at its most basic: the fun of "dress-up" disguises, and the pleasures of candy and homemade treats, along with parties featuring the same. Trick or treating meant visiting the neighbors around two or three blocks, where the costumes would be admired, treat bag holders counted, and goodies doled out. One neighbor couple always left their light on and a bowl of treats on the porch, and we thought them very unfriendly for not wanting to admire our costumes and greet us. And then, after Halloween was over, we turned our attention to Thanksgiving. Christmas was coming, of course, but it was a long way off. It hadn't showed up in the stores yet, and there was the mammoth cooking and clan gathering of Thanksgiving to enjoy before it arrived. Today, as the Great Pumpkin rises out of sight, let us turn our thoughts to giving thanks for all we have, and to sharing with those who have not. How blessed we are, to be living in the midst of peace and plenty. Pam Hunt Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Jim Rice (75) Having been a big Bomber hoop fan, that year (1979) was one of my last go to the whole tournament and love every moment of the victory weekend. Sitting in the stands with friends and neighbors and enjoying the comments of Seattle people about how good Richland was compared with the town's favorite, Garfield. You can compare the great Bomber teams but I saw Ray Stein (64), Mike Neill (74), and Brian Kellerman (79) in my time and that weekend Mr. Kellerman was about as good as it gets. Watching R2K again made me remember those highlights. -Greg Alley (73) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I met a '64 Garfield grad recently who told me that Garfield never worried about beating anybody, BUT he said that they all *knew* that when they played the BOMBERS, they were going to be playing some BASKETBALL. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) Re: Hallowe'en memories As I spent a year as a foreign exchange student, my host mother had the idea to have me go trick or treat with my younger host brothers and sisters. At this time in France we didn't know at all about that tradition. Since three or four years we do too now, and it's getting more and more popular. Back 20 years ago! I was in the bathroom trying to make me look like a witch, when my elder host brother went by screaming "What the h*** are you doing? "I'm trying to look like a witch." I answered "You sure are successfully ugly!" he exclaimed! I was kind of ashamed, to go from a door to another, being 18. But it is a great memory and I just showed my children the bag I used to go trick or treat that day, and that I kept with all kind of stuff I kept all this time. A few children just rang the bell, welcome by the biggest pumpkin we got in our garden (40 pounds). Fortunately I had some lollipops for them. -Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) ~ France *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/2/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Fred Phillips (60), Keith Hunter (63), Susie Dill (64), Jim Rice (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** USS Cole On Norsky Ship ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Phillips (60) Re: Supplies for Zip's It seemed to me that hanging at Zip's was always better when we were properly equipped - with a quart or two of Oly. Of course, that was sometimes a problem since all of my friends and I were only 16 or 17 and didn't yet have fake ID. But a few places catered to the teen set in the early 60s, like Johnny's Delicatessen in the Uptown, the Lucky 5 on Thursday nights, and Ray's Market at the "Y". Recently, I noticed that Ray's Market is still out there, and I wondered ... Where's the class of 2001 buying its micro brews and spiked lemonades? -Fred Phillips (60) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** >>From: Keith Hunter (63) Re: best Hamburgers In Richland Although I do not write much to the Sandstorm, I read It every day... Everyone talks about the best hamburgers in Richland! I have always thought that the A&W HAD THE BEST.. I think It was the cook that made them great! None other than Marilyn Richey (53).. Boy I would sure Like an A&W special...... -Keith Hunter (63) ~ Palmdale, CA ******************************************** >>From: Susie Dill Atlee (64) Re: Halloween Memories I remember the good old days of Halloween, when we got such things as caramel apples and popcorn balls as treats - and we were actually able to eat them without fearing they were tainted. There was also the occasional house that made us perform a "trick" as part of trick-or-treating. Ah, those were the days..... -Susie Dill Atlee (64) ..... proud to be a Bomber ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) To: Greg Alley (73) You mentioned that (in the 1979 state tourney) Kellerman was "about as good as it gets." Do you remember how the game against Garfield began? The Garfield kids were pretty confident (you might even say cocky) going into the game. I think it was the first time Richland got the ball... Kellerman drove the lane and slammed, big time, over the Garfield defense. I think it hurt their heads bad, and effected the whole rest of the game. He was amazing. -Jim Rice (75) ~ Mt. Rainier, MD *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/3/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Jones (60), Billy Didway (66), Phil Jones (69), Debra Dawson (74WB), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens (70) HEAR YE HEAR YE HEAR YE ALL BOMBER ALUMNI WOMEN'S LUNCHEON To be held monthly on the second Sunday of the month Date: January 14, 2001 (first one) Time: 12:00 noon Where: Marriott - at the airport Address: 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188 Price: will vary depending the number attending We need volunteers who would like to help keep this Bomber Women's Luncheon an ongoing thing. We've all talked about getting together for lunch at reunions. Now is the opportunity to do it on an ongoing basis. Bring your ideas to form this ongoing luncheon to what Bomber Alumni Women would want it to be. Please send questions and/or reservations directly to Patti. -Patti Jones Ahrens (60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** >>From: Billy Didway (66) Re: hamburgers For those who still have a hankering for a good ole A&W burger, there is still a chance to get them in Anacortes, WA Drive up service with telephone ordering and window trays. Last time I was through Wapato (five years ago) an A&W was still in business serving great burgers and onion rings. Yakima and Moses Lake still have Artic Circles serving the famous french fry sauce... though the ranch burger did not seem to be the same as it was when the Artic opened in Richland 40 some years ago. -Billy Didway (66) ~ Sedro Woolley, WA ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To: Fred Phillips (60) During the summer of 1968, a bunch of us, opps, a bunch of guys all got fake ID. They all came from one source so all the ID's looked exactly the same except the picture and name. The place to buy beer while underage then was a little market out on Court street in Pasco (I'm told). Do you really think the proprietor of the market thought there was a big influx of young looking beer drinkers from Arkansas that summer? At least that's what I heard. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) One of the best memories of Trick-or-Treating in Richland for me is seeing the talking dog perform. We saw him on other occasions as well, but it seems like this was the best opportunity to catch the owner outside with his remarkable pet. I lived on Rossell in the Marcus-Whitman district, and the dog was somewhere in that area between Thayer and the bipass highway. The owner would say, "How do you like your steak?" and the dog would answer, "round." He said several other things, but that's all I can remember right now. Anyone else catch the performance and remember other words the dog knew? -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ~ Cheney, WA ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Greg Alley (73) speaks of Brian Kellerman (79) and his basketball ability. Yes Brian was a player, but let's not forget the incredible, once-in-a-lifetime player from Christ the King fame, Springboard Alley! Springboard had that jump shot from the corner that seemed to defy gravity. The man could actually float!!!................... and the twine would whine! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/4/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann (49), Mike Clowes (54), Gail Setbacken (66) Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Phil Jones (60), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) To: Patti Jones Ahrens (60) Count this old lady in. This sounds like fun Will help any way I can To Ray Conley: (46) I already signed up for the reunion next September and said I wanted to play golf in your foursome. So get those knees healed and plan on it. (Hope I'm not too pushy!!! if so, just let me know!!) To Sue Hurst (65), Sue Campbell, Rose Boswell Smith (61) Shirley Segrest Telford (52) But doesn't the Bomber alumni sound like fun? We could all carpool it from our area. I was thinking of maybe having an open house during the holidays for all alums in the Seattle area. Does that appeal to anyone? Or are all of your schedules filled to the brim? Happy Thanksgiving to everyone -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ~ Redmond, WA ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Further on "Horn-Tooting" As I stated previously, production dates for "The Mousetrap" are November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30pm; "The Real Inspector Hound" runs at 7:30pm on November 12, 14 and 14 and 2pm on November 18. Ticket prices are $8 - general admission; $5 for senior, $4 for student and are available at the University Theatre box office. The box office will be open from Noon to 5pm weekdays starting Monday, November 6th and from 6:45pm on the evenings of the performances. The theatre is located in Withycombe Hall at 30th and Campus Way, Oregon State University Campus. It would be nice if any of you could make it. Go Bombers, Huskies and Beavers (in that precise order) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Gail Setbacken Carter (66) Re: Dorothy Ingram Wallace Hi to all. Here is Dorthy Ingram Wallace address. She would love to hear from old friends [deleted street address for Dorothy's privacy -- if you want it, send Gail e- mail and ask for it] Re: Halloween Yes!! i can still smell and hear the leaves under our little feet as we ran from door to door to gather as much candy as we could carry in our brown paper sacks. I can even taste those big red wax lips we would wear. (Now we can pay a doctor to blow our lips up just like those wax ones!!!) but back to Halloween. There was this lady in our circle (McPherson) who always had this silver tray filled with the best candy bars and in the center she always put this giant candy bar and who ever took that bar, she would have to let us know we had bad manners for taking the biggest one. Well, I would run to her house and take that big ole candy bar of that silver tray and rip the paper off and say , as i was stuffing the candy bar in my mouth, yes i know i have bad manners. As i ran off her stairs and on to the next house. Hmmm!! I wonder if i should try her house next year!!!!!!! -Gail Setbacken Carter (66) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) Re: Rides behind Tastee Freeze I'm a little late getting into the discussion, but really have to comment about the little "carnival" that used to be behind Tastee Freeze. I remember being four years old (so that would have been 1955), when Dad took the family down for ice cream. My sister, Sally Hatcher (60) (now Biggerstaff -- married to Dick, class of 58?), was 13. Daddy made her get on the little merry- go-round with me because I was afraid to ride alone. She was SO mortified !! Actually, though, she was (and is) a wonderful big sister, and she had a big hand in raising me. So she probably would have gotten on with me, even if Daddy hadn't made her do it. I was a scare-dy little kid, and she hated to see me cry. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To: Bill Didway (66) You have mentioned some A&W locations. Last August I was coming back from the Tri-Cities from Bandon-By- the-Sea, Oregon. I stumbled upon an old style "A and Dub" in either Coquille or Myrtle Point, Oregon. I couldn't resist a Papa Burger for breakfast, thinking this was a limited opportunity. I found out otherwise when I stopped in a Chevron station on I-5. In the "Food Mart" potion of the Chevron station was an A&W counter. In fact, I saw at least two other A&W stands in Chevron stations. This was new to me. I've seen Arby's and Pizza Hut but never A&W. It appears they are planning a resurrection. The Food Mart isn't nearly as cool ordering on the drive-in telephone and having those metal trays hooked on the outside of your car window, but the burgers are good. And no, I did not have a burger at every Chevron station between Roseburg and Kennewick. But I thought about it. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: A&W We now have a A&W in Poulsbo, WA. It shares a building with Texaco Mini Mart off of Hwy. 305. I haven't tried their burgers yet, however, the Root Beer floats are as good as I remember them. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/5/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Sherrill Hamlin (55), Dave Henderson (60WB), Denny Johnson (62WB) Sandra Genoway (62), Jim House (63), Brad Wear (71) John Mosley (71), Jim Fowler (72), Patty Sweetin (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55) Club 40 had a Bomber Alumni license plate holder at this year's reunion. Does anyone have information on how to get one? I got one for the back of my car now I want one for the front. Nothing like being proud to be a "Bomber". Thanks -Sherrill Hamlin Savery (55) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson (60WB) Re: Oly Beer Boy does Fred Phillips (60) article about Zips, Ray's Market, and Oly beer bring back memories of my wayward youth in Richland. It amazes me how my friends and I were able to buy a case of Oly beer, using phony ID, at Ray's. During the HOT summer months we would buy a couple of cases of Oly pick up burgers and Fries (from A&W and Zip's) and head for the river (Columbia or the Yakima) to drink, skinny dip and make out. Does anybody remember what the dots on the back of the Oly label stood for? Philosophical question. As the grandfather of five fine boys, do I tell them about my raucous days in the Tri-cities, or do I just smile a lot when asked, what did you do as a teenager grandpa way back in the old times? -Dave Henderson (60WB) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Johnson (62WB) As long as we're reminiscing... let's see if anyone remembers the old drive-in theatre at the base of "Flat- top Mountain" - Starlight?. Dad used to pack all of us in the old Nash and head out there on "buck" night.... sis and I would sometimes sit out on the pylon that holds the speakers, wrapped in blankets. The other drive-in movie I recall was out toward the "area" near the site of the old trailer park. Y'all realize that when that trailer park was operative and full, that Richland was 3rd in population for the state? Behind Seattle and Tacoma, but ahead of Spokane, etc. Recall riding out there with my dad while he dunned folks for late payments, and/or repossessed various appliances or cars for which the borrower was in arrears. We always had a spare vehicle or two around the house. There are still some A&Ws extant in the Puget Sound area, but they are few and far between. "Swamp Water" (orange/rootbeer mix) was my favorite - I think it was called Tiger Soda - or some such - by others. 'ts nuff fer today -Denny Johnson (62WB) ~ Las Vegas, NV ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) To: all A&W lovers in the Puget Sound region There is another A&W besides the one in Anacortes. It is in the EVERETT MALL! It is like the ones in the gas stations, of course, and they have good food at the Mall. Bomber Cheers in Edmonds! -Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) Re: Another Bomber Dilemma I understand there is another Bomber Alumni Basketball game planned for December 23rd. For me that is a "road game" on Christmas weekend. I never thought I would have to make a choice between my love for my family and Bomber Basketball. I'm really going to miss my wife and kids. -Jim House (63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) Re: A&Ws A&W is based in Vancouver B.C. and has a huge presence in Canada. They are expanding in the "lower 48" so look for one near you. They're moving into abandoned Denny's locations, and partnering with Krispy Kreme. -Brad Wear (71) ~ Richardson, TX ******************************************** >>From: John Mosley (71) Re: A&Ws There is an A&W in Kent, WA at the corner of Willis Street and South Central Avenue - complete with car hops, metal window trays and stalls with lighted menus including speaker phones that are impossible to hear clearly from, just like I remember. Every once in a while the car hop is in skates, inline skates instead of the roller type. My wife worked in the Pasco A&W for several years before it closed and we torture our two kids with stories about the Tri-Cities every time we eat there. The menu has not changed, the whole "family" of burgers is offered but my favorite is still the Teen burger in a basket with coleslaw! They don't sell gallons of Root Beer though! The place is an original, age is catching up with it, but it is fun to go back in time before drive up windows. Now if only the local hot rod club would sponsor 'Cold cloudy rainy summer nights' the transformation back to the 60s would be complete. -John Mosley (71) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Fowler (72) Re: Frank Fowler (66) My brother, Frank Fowler (66), died yesterday morning of cancer (Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma). You might remember him not only as the only person to ride his bicycle to Col-High in the late sixties, but the guy who rode that same bike into a pep assembly. He was a genuine character, and he will be missed. -Jim Fowler (72) ******************************************** >>From: Patty Sweetin (76) Re: Hello from Bellingham When I moved to Bellingham in 1982, and up until just a few years ago, there was an old fashioned car hop A&W in Bellingham. It is now called Boomer's Drive In -- maybe since we baby boomers are of the generation that remember the car hops? Anyway, Boomer burgers are ok, but nothing like the Papa, Mama, Teen, and Baby Burgers. After that A&W became Boomer's, a brand new building was built for A&W and it opened relatively recently, maybe 4-5 years ago. It was a walk-in restaurant, resembling a Burger King, and was located about a mile from the original A&W. Now that new A&W is Starbucks! So why couldn't A&W make it in Bellingham? This is a college town, so I really can't figure it out. The A&W in Richland really did have the best burgers in town! It was a place for fun in the summer. My sister worked there during high school as a car hop. Regarding root beer floats in general, not only at A&W, does anyone else remember them being called black cows? If I mention the term, I get looks like "What is she talking about!?" -Patty Sweetin (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/6/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ONE Bomber sent stuff. Mick Hemphill (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mick Hemphill (66) To: Bob DeGraw (66) Haven't heard back, but I assume Las Vegas is treating you okay? To: Larry Bowls (64) I am looking forward to the HOG Ride to Richland next summer. Please keep me Posted. To: Jim Fowler (71) I dropped you a note, and wanted to say again how sorry I am to hear of Frank's passing. I was finally able to see the Viet Nam War Memorial in Ukiah, CA over the weekend. It is a smaller (touring) version of the one in DC. I found our two "66" classmates, Mark Black and Kerry Love. It was a sad experience, especially to see ALL those names and realize how many young men and women we lost in that damned war. With Veteran's Day coming up I just wanted to say thanks to all Bomber Vets for their sacrifices. -Mick Hemphill (66) ~ Antioch, CA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/7/00 ~ REMEMBER TO VOTE! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick (51), Charles Cox (56), Max Sutton (57) John Northover (59), Fred Phillips (60), Larry Mattingly (60) Rose Boswell (61), Denny Johnson (62WB), Kenny Wright (63) Jo Miles (64), Linda Reining (64), Patti Snider (65) Gail Setbacken (66), John Gile (66), Tedd Cadd (66) Pam Ehinger (67), Rick Valentine (68), Jack Spanner (70) Dave Doran (72), Lori Killand (72), Greg Alley (73) Don Jepsen (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) I noticed that Dick Winship passed away. Is this the Winship that went to school with us in the 50's? He passed away at his home on Wednesday. His wife Betty was at his side. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Charles Cox (56) To: D. Johnson (62WB) Boy do I remember North Richland. The biggest trailer count in the world. Went to John Ball and then to Chief Jo. Lots of fun. I worked at the 'Starlight' behind the counter for a couple of years thru high school. I was working the night the screen came down from a big old dust storm. -Charles Cox (56) ~ Georgetown, TX ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton (57) Re: A&W There's also and A&W Root Beer in Kent and another in Puyallup for all you lovers of the drive-in. Just adding my two cents worth. Re: Drive-Ins I also remember that old West Richland Drive-in, the "Starlight". I haven't thought about that old theatre for many years. Thanks for the memory. Bomber cheers for all -Max Sutton (57) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) Re: USS COLE ... piggy back Here is another US NAVY OFFICIAL site ... so individuals can get info of "an official" nature ... i.e. that which the Navy wants you to know ... but it is information. take care -John Northover (59) ******************************************** >>From: Fred Phillips (60) Re: Fake ID During the summer of '62, Jerry Soehnlein (59) was 21 but looked like he was about 15. Ron Brown (60) and I were only 19, but we looked 19. So one night the three of us decided to hit the bars in Seattle. We got kicked out of the first couple of places we tried, because Ron and I had no ID. Finally, we wandered into a bar in Pioneer Square where the bouncer checked Jerry's ID and, finding that he was 21, let all three of us in. When our eyes adjusted to the dark, we spotted another Bomber, a member of the class of '61 who we hadn't seen in a couple of years. It turned out that he had gained admission using fake ID under the name of "Percy Bysse" which he proudly displayed during a trip to the men's room. Odd name, eh? Several years passed and, in 1968, I was beyond the age of majority, attending the UW law school and volunteering a couple of hours a week providing free (and mostly incorrect) legal advice to UW students. One day a kid showed up who had been busted for trying to get into a tavern with fake ID under the name of - you guessed it! - Percy Bysse. I asked him where he got the ID card, and he told me that they were readily available on The Ave, right next to the UW campus. About that time, another law student stuck his head in the door and said "Hell, I've got one of those," displaying his own fake "Percy Bysse" ID. You may recall the great british poets, Shelley and Keats, whose works were often assigned but rarely read. Shelley's full name was Percy Bysse Shelley, and he's now an honorary Bomber of the classes of '59, '60 and '61. Perhaps he's also the Poet Laureate of the Uptown Tavern. -Fred Phillips (60) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: Oly dots Someone mentioned the dots on the back of Oly labels. There were up to 4 of them and along with the numbers they related to the time, batch and bottling line that the bottle came off of. Speaking of beer... Some of the more elderly of the alumni may remember the Saturday night closing of the bars at midnight in Washington State. How many remember trips to Umatilla for a last round or two? OR... how many remember trips by 18 year old Bombers going to Lewiston Idaho for a Coors run? How many cases could fit in the trunk of your car? "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) Re: A&W We have an A&W in Everett. Come on down, up or across. It's on Evergreen Way. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Johnson (62WB) Four Dotters....... Oly Labels (4 dots indicated a particular production code) Two most popular rumors (totally unsupported by Olympia Brewing Co): 1) If you saved up enough labels with the 4 dots on back, Olympia would provide you with a a free case/keg/ lifetime supply (depends on who's telling the story) 2) If you could get a gal to sign the back of the 4 dot label, you were just about, almost, pretty near, but not quite assured of............. If there is any other "frontier gibberish" associated with those labels, I am not aware of it.... as can be seen from above offerings - that just about ran the gamut of an adolescent's dream goals. -Denny Johnson (62WB) ~ Las Vegas, NV ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright (63) Re: Oly Beer 4-dotters (Dave Henderson (60WB)) Dave, As a 15 year-old teenager with hormones building up back-pressure, I heard about a panacea that was a shortcut to manhood. As rumor had it around the locker room, if one possessed a 4-dotter on the back side of a Oly Beer stubby label, it was supposed to be like a "Get Out of Jail Free" card and getting $200 for passing GO all rolled into one. They were supposed to have currency with dates at the drive-in or the submarine races if one had a 4-dotter. So when Jim Malsby (63), may his spirit & sole RIP, and I were working as box boys at Campbell's old grocery store in the South end, we would sneak into the stock room and hold up the returned refundable (1 cent) Oly bottles to the light to see if there was one, two, three, or four dots. We split up the four dotters. Before I could "cash them in" I once asked the Oly beer delivery driver in the back room if he knew about the 4- dotters. His explanation destroyed the value those 4- dotters once held by a generation of teenage boys. He told me the dots just indicated which one of four production lines that that bottle had come off of. -Kenny Wright (63) ~ Robe Valley, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jo Miles (64) Re: Best A&W The best A&W in the state right now is in Toppenish, WA. The former "teen" burger is now a bacon cheeseburger, but it comes with that familiar delicious frothy root beer and the thickest tender fries you can imagine. If you're traveling from Portland or Vancouver heading for points in Eastern Washington it's a convenient stopping place right on Hwy. 97 (where the West Still Lives). -Jo Miles (64) ~ Toppenish, WA ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) Re: Dots on Oly Labels To: Dave Henderson (60WB) 1="first" base (kissing) 2="second" base (necking) 3="third" base (petting) 4="home" (going all the way) -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) Just want to give my condolences to Jim Fowler (72) and his family. Sorry to hear Frank has passed on. My prayers are with all of you. -Patti Snider Miller (65) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Gail Setbacken Carter (66) Re: Oly Dots To: Dave Henderson (60WB) Yes!! How well I remember what those dots meant. My girlfriends, (who's names I will not print) and I used to peel those labels off our dads' Oly beer bottles. They had one to four dots on them. We thought we were so grownup to carry these little labels in our wallets. I was in 9th grade (Carmichael) the class I don't recall, (because, I was so embarrassed) the teacher decided to go through our purses (with our permission). I think it was to see how neat you were or who knows. Of course I never thought about those labels with the dots on them in my wallet. He pulls everything out and there are those labels with the dots on them. Everyone was quiet for a few seconds and then stared laughing. My face was on fire!!! He wanted to know what was so funny about the labels. He must have not been as well informed as the rest of the class. We never said anything as to what they meant. Well Dave, after 36 years, I still remember what they meant. . you can hold my hand .. you can kiss me ... you can touch me .... you can go all the way Yes!! I had labels with all the dots on them. No!! I never used them!! I went home and burned them in the bathroom sink. Such wonderful silly things we did as kids. Life should be as sweet now. Now that is how I recall Oly dots. -Gail Setbacken Carter (66) ******************************************** >>From: John Gile (66) Re: Frank Fowler (66) To: Jim Fowler (72)... I do indeed, and on a very friendly basis I might add, remember your brother Frank and especially his bicycle riding. The pep rally prior to the BIG RHS-Davis game when he rode into the new gym (now Art Dawald Gym) with a homemade sign tied to his bicycle caused the entire assembly to roar! I think he also rode it into the gym for graduation practice but this I am not too sure of... I DO remember Gary O'Rourke (66) at that grad practice with his German helmet and getup.. but that is another story... I am sorry to hear of Frank's passing and I will miss him. Thank you for bringing this to my (our) attention. -John S. Gile (66) ~ Bremerton, WA ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: Frank Fowler (66-RIP) To: Jim Fowler (72) Jim, I'm sorry to hear of Frank's death. He was a good friend. One of the things that came to mind immediately when I saw your post was a late night at WSU in his room. Even though our student programs were limited to 20 pages of print-outs, somehow Frank had managed to get the system into a loop and had 125 pages of the old big-page computer printings. It would have been more but for the somewhat watchful eye of some operator who finally tuned in to the rhythmic printing noise. We spent some time discussing what to do with the paper (the room badly needed some decorating... ;-) ). We also fell into a thing where we were writing up a prose piece on the dining hall (the infamous Rotunda) and the cook, "Squeek," as she was known. It was probably pretty lame but by the time a woefully lack-of-sleep 2 am arrived, we were laughing too hard to think. Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) Re: Veteran's Day To: Mickey Hemphill (66) I envy you Mickey, and all the people who have been able to see the Viet Nam touring wall! There are so many that gave up their lives for what they believed in. Viet Nam was an ugly thing, but the Vets who were there deserved to be honored! After WWII the men and women came back to their homes and were given parades and there were bands to meet them, and everyone was happy. But not our Viet Nam Vets. They came home to nothing, not even a "Thank you". So I would like to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who were there!! God Bless You!! -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) Re: Swampwater Several people have mentioned Swampwater from A&W (orange and root beer mixed). When I was in Nashville a couple of years ago, several places had Swampwater on the menu boards (in the south they mix orange and Dr. Pepper). They also had a soft drink called 'Ski' (sp). Can any body living in that area explain 'more about Ski'? -Rick Valentine (68) ~ Spokane, WA. ******************************************** >>From: Jack Spanner (70) Re: A&W Believe it or not there are A&Ws here in the deep South (North Carolina). The closest one to me was in a Shell gas station but it closed after a year. Presumably because it didn't serve cole slaw and hush puppies. But it is more likely that the burgers didn't taste anything like the ones I remember. They were not served in the foil bags. It did not have car hops but it did have a drive thru. I heard a rumor that when when Yankees came to visit, like Mike Franco (70), they would get confused, pick the wrong lane, and go thru the car wash instead of the drive thru. Mike, y'all gotta keep your window up in a car wash and down for a drive thru. It's a Southern thang. See ya at the next reunion! Go Bombers!! -Jack Spanner (70) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Doran (72) Re: A&W ~ At least in Bellingham The reason A&W couldn't make it in Bellingham was that the burgers were overpriced, small and greasy, the root beer flat in paper cups (with ice!) and the service slow, surly and dullsville. In contrast, the new Starbucks serves up great coffee also overpriced, (with ice too if you want), but the service is ultra friendly with extremely personable workers that make you want to return often. As soon as a business learns the major lesson of exemplary customer service they are almost assured of success. Boomer's has been voted 'best burger in Bellingham' several times and also has cute college women carhops and window trays for an unbeatable combination. To: Jim Fowler (72) I remember you from high school and, although I didn't know your brother Frank, I was saddened to hear of your loss. -Dave Doran (72) ******************************************** >>From: Lori Killand Whelan (72) Re: Black Cows To: Patty Sweetin (76) The entire time I worked at A&W (71-72), I never remember serving up a black cow. If memory serves me correctly, however, I recall that they were root beer floats with chocolate, rather than vanilla, ice cream. As a 4th grade teacher, I sure do wish I had my old A&W change belt to use each year when I teach my students how to count back change. Does anyone know where I could dig up one of those? Also, does anyone know what the letters A and W actually stand for? With fond car-hopping memories, -Lori Killand Whelan (72) ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Denny Johnson (62WB) I did actually see a movie at the drive-in theatre below flat top. I'm sure I fell asleep and I think it was Ben Hur. The last movie I remember at the drive-in in north Richland was "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" with Don Knotts. My memory banks still kind of work. -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Don Jepsen (80) Re: 1980 Grads To: All 1980 Graduates Did you miss all or some of the 1980 20 Year reunion? Were you there but still can't remember what you did? Even if you don't fit into any of these scenarios you can still relive the experience. The videotape "Then & Now" is still available and it is has more than just what went on during the 20 Year reunion. The video starts out with the History of Richland and RHS from 1900 - 2000! If your friends and relatives still don't understand what being a Richland Bomber was all about, show them the first part of this video and then they can see it for themselves. The middle of the video shows great stuff like yourself and friends during the 80s with some pictures never shown before and probably never will ever again. Included are interviews of several of our former teachers and you will get to see the school as it is today. The 10 and 20 year Golf Scramblers, see how your game has improved or not. Pictures of the 10 year reunion events, and of course live video of all of the 20 Year reunion. Get the whole family around the tube and show them in living color you can still dance! You can order this 50 minute video directly from me for $16.95, (shipping and handling included) For those of you that have previously ordered, please contact me if you have not already received your tape. Thank you, -Don Jepsen (80) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/8/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Mike Clowes (54), Ken Heminger (56), Burt Pierard (59), Patti Jones (60), Denny Johnson (62), Helen Cross (62), Earl Bennett (63), Joe Ford (63), Georgia Rushworth (66), Rick Valentine (68), Steve Piippo (70), Brad Wear (71), Christine Woodward (72), Mike Davis (74), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Maren: Yes, the e-mail system works in strange ways, if the order of message reception is anything to go by. Got the Nov 7th issue before the Nov 6th one finally showed up. Such is life in cyberspace. Re: Oly dots Now to set things straight about "dots" on "Oly" cans or bottles. Boy, did I learn something from all the responses. Did the dots really mean all that. All along, at least in my day, the dots were alleged to represent the percentage of alcohol in the bottle and/or batch. The range was from 2 percent all the way up to 3.2 (four dots). I do remember passing through Tumwater, WA, and noticing that some unknown parties had modified the neon sign on the brewery by disconnecting the word "the" in Olympia's motto. Connoisseurs of the brew will appreciate the truth of that modification. Since their disappearance, the "cult" of A&W will only grow in our minds. Yes, they are appearing in gas stations, but the product is sadly lacking in what ever it was that made it fun to go to a "real" A&W. There used to be two near here, but the one in Junction City has transmogrified into a Chinese restaurant. Presumably the one in Stayton is still going strong, but haven't been there in a while. I still love the "Teen Burger." Some of you Denny's fans may take note that A&W's Teen Burger looks an awful lot like Denny's "British" burger. I think Denny's called it that because the way the bacon was laid across the cheese slab, making it somewhat resemble the British flag. It is obvious that the master chefs at Denny's never ate the prime example of what the Brits considered a great burger - Whimpys. Now there was a culinary delight. Overcooked meat of unknown origin hidden in an oversized bun. Hey!!! Wait a minute!! That sounds like McDonalds. Onward Bombers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger (56WB) Some are referring to the drive-in theater in West Richland as the "Starlight".... It was the "StarVue" Theater. I was one of the original crew to work there. Wish I could remember the first movie that played but I do know it was a "Road Runner" Cartoon that played. As Charlie Cox (56) mentioned the screen blew down due to a wind storm. This happened after I quit and joined the service. I was told that same night a screen in Kennewick also blew down. "The Living Desert" was playing at one theater and "Gone With the Wind" was playing at the other when they went down... Don't know if it was true or not but it made a good story. -Ken Heminger (56WB) ~ Great Falls, MT ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) Re: Oly "Four-dotters" As many people have correctly mentioned, the Oly "Four-dotters" identified bottling line #4 (of 4) and others have mentioned the popular folklore about the expectation of success in love so indicated. We teenagers with the raging hormones read our labels religiously, not unlike the popularity of reading horoscopes in the newspaper (with an equal amount of validity). The discussion brought back a long repressed memory. As some people collect coins, stamps, antiques, etc., Dale Ennor (59) collected "four-dotters." He put them in an old cigar box (remember those?) and when it filled to overflowing, he took a pair of scissors and cut them down to just the date mark and the dots. He must have had hundreds. Note: I realize this is how Great Rumors get started, but to set the record straight, he did not consume all those beers himself. He would collect other people's labels at parties, get-togethers at the river, etc. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens (60) HAPPY THANKSGIVING So many blessings have come through the year of 2000. Number one, Bomber committee, Maren and Gary worked diligently to make the R2K re-union work. Number two, was the great Bomber re-unions during the year 2000. Bringing back old friends, creating new friends. Number three is continuing contact with Bombers. Projections of more re-unions. Number four, continuous Sandstorm, Sandbox and the wonderful website that continues to grow with new things. More bombers finding the website. Number five, bomber groups gathering in cities outside of Richland to find a touch of home. Number six, laughter of the old things that we did growing up. The number of things happening this year, thanks to Bomberville (Richland), gave us reflection to our past. Continuing on in our present wherever we are living now, with a touch of Richland everyday. I want to wish all Bombers and their families wherever you are a wonderful Thanksgiving. God bless everyone. -Patti Jones Ahrens (60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** >>From: Denny Johnson (62WB) Re: A&W....... There WAS a great A&W on Aurora Avenue in Seattle. It featured a 50s style deco on the interior, complete with those cool old jukebox remote thingies in the booths. Every Friday night for many years, this place hosted an informal "rod run". It had a pretty good-sized parking lot, and you could sit there all night with your hood up (or down if you hadn't gotten THAT far on your modifications). As long as you didn't take up any of the customer spaces right out front, management was happy to have you there. "Civilians" (non-rodders) would come just to admire and/or reminisce. The holding company that actually owned the property decided that it was worth more vacant and available for development. The couple that owned the franchise (rodders themselves) had a final big bash night.... another icon passes into oblivion. Re: Oly 4dotters.... Had never heard the "countdown" (1, 2, 3, 4!!!) version before - amazing how different areas develop different "urban legends". See ya -Denny Johnson (62WB) ~ Las Vegas, NV ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Denny Johnson (62WB) Yes, I remember going to the drive-in movie on "buck" night with my family in one car and my aunt and uncle and their 4 kids (Allan, Bobby, Carol, and MaryJane) in the other. My aunt often, probably always, made a picnic dinner for us that was awesome, better than A&W or Zip's by far, (she was such a saint). I'm sure that was the extent of our going out as a family for many years, to be added to going square dancing at the Community Center down of GWWay. Then when we got to high school, we added going to some of the away Bomber games, as our nights out on the town!! Great fun and great memories!!! Denny, I can't remember you and I would have told you honestly (before this newspaper and the R2K reunion) that I knew everyone in our class. Boy was I wrong. To: Jim House (63) Maybe your wife and kids can join you for the Bomber basketball game on December 23rd. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ W. Harrison, IN - close to Cincinnati, OH ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (63) To: Jo Miles (64) Re: Toppenish A&W I believe that may be the one I remember my Dad stopping at whenever we headed up the Yakima Valley on our annual summer vacations to various parts of the coast or mountains. I was amused by the door on the back labeled "Either." Is that still the case? Of course, it could have been any of those small towns, like Sunnyside, etc. Not that Richland is or was all that much bigger. Better, maybe. Regards, ecb3 -Earl C. Bennett, III, gold medal class of '63 ******************************************** >>From: Joe Ford (63) Mick Hemphill's (66) comments about the touring Vietnam Memorial in Ukiah, CA, took me back to DC, where we lived while the Vietnam Memorial was under construction. My running route went by the construction site, and I will never forget the day that the panel with my buddy's name went up. When we go back to DC on business (planned for January '01) I'll make my pilgrimage, and will look up Mark Black and Kerry Love, too. The Memorial is still the most emotionally gripping piece of architecture I've experienced, though many of us don't have enough personal or psychological distance from it *not* to be affected. Best to all of us. -Joe Ford (63) ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth Newton (66) Hey Mickey Hemphill (66) I assume you own a Harley since you are looking forward to the HOG ride to Richland next year... what do you ride? I ride a 98 Fat Boy... you probably don't remember me! Where are you riding to Richland from? -Georgia Rushworth Newton (66) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) Re: Coors Tapper Kegs The mention of going to Idaho to buy Coors beer, reminded me of the little 2 1/2 gallon Coors aluminum tapper kegs we used to bring back from Idaho. (Of course the drinking age in Idaho then was 19 not 21, so buying beer there was always quite easy). The little kegs fit into a heavy duty cardboard carry case with a handhold for easy carrying. Did Coors beer really taste better, or did we just think it did because you couldn't buy it in Washington? When I lived in the 'Stilts' apartments on Jadwin there was always one of those little tapper beer kegs in the fridge, sometimes 2 or 3... -Rick Valentine (68) ~ Spokane, WA. ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) Veterans day means a big THANK YOU to all veterans. Bill Bishop personally thanked my dad and his generation so I would also like to thank my dad for enlisting in the Air Force, his senior year at Oregon, and learning to fly the untested B-26 Bomber. B-26 bombers were given the nick name 'widow maker' because planes crashed while young pilots learned to fly and engineers worked out the problems. Toivo went onto pilot/fly 67 combat missions during the war. 25 missions were required to be sent home. On the living room wall are mounted the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Force Medal. Thank you dad and all veterans. Bombers travel to Spokane for playoff football tonight. Go Bombers. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Pam Ehinger (67) Pam, I agree with your premise of the Viet Nam Era vets were not accepted when they returned home and that the memorial has done a lot to heal some deep wounds. If anyone has the chance to visit "The Wall" or the touring wall they need to do it. It really is quite moving. The other group of veterans that are forgotten are the Korean War vets. They rotated out of the line and back to the states much like they did during Viet Nam. Coming home in small groups precluded any parades or home comings like units experienced after WWII. I'm fortunate to associate with a large number of Korean War vets in the 1st Marine Division Association and they are still somewhat bitter about it. Time does not heal all wounds. Their out look on the Viet Nam war veteran is very empathetic. This Friday 10Nov2000, the 225th Birthday of the Marine Corps. We are dedicating Marine divisional and local unit Memorials at the Dallas National Cemetery. Any local or regional Marine veterans are highly encouraged to attend. There will be several CMH recipients in attendance as well as many political dignitaries. Anyone is welcome, but Marine veterans are highly encouraged to attend. The event will be followed by an open banquet at Paul's Porterhouse at 1300. This is an event in appreciation for all of the fallen veterans who have served America. -Brad Wear (71) ~ Richardson, TX. ******************************************** >>From: Christine Woodward (72) Re: A&W To: Dave Doran (72) Out on Slater road going to the Lummi Res at the Texaco lies a well kept secret A&W. We have found by far they have great burgers (if you still like that kind of stuff) and cold frothy rootbeer. The one in Ferndale did not last due to crappy food and paper cups. You should get out and try it. You may be surprised. Of course, they are not as good as what we remember. On Sundays in the summer after my brother and I would mow and rake the lawn (usually 100 plus degrees) dad would always take us for teen burgers and rootbeer floats. What a treat. There is still a great A&W. -Christine Woodward (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I remember the dots on the back of Oly labels. I believe they meant something like this: 1 dot - holding hands 2 dots - kiss 3 dots - making out 4 dots - free Grand Slam at the Denny's of your choice -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Drive-Inn I remember the drive in pretty well. My mother took me and my two brothers there a few times. She'd dress us up in our pajamas and pile us in the station wagon. I don't remember the movies, but I do remember how much fun it was. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from 11/7/00 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ~ Frank Fowler ~ Class of 1966 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/9/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Henderson (60WB), Larry Mattingly (60), Margo Compton (60), John Browne, Jr. (61), Judy Willox (61), Bill Didway (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Mike Howell (68WB), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Karen Strand (70), Vicki Owens (72), Tedi Parks (76), Kim Edgar (79), Todd Moore (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson (60WB) Re: Oly Dots Thanks for all the explanations of what the dots meant on the back of Oly labels. As a teenage, full of hormones, I too treasured my collection of four dotters...... well you know why. When I was working in the wheat fields, around Pomoroy (summer 1959), I came across another explanation for the dots on the Oly label. As I remember it, the explanation goes something like this "the dots represented the level of the vat that the beer came from". The implication was that a one dotter came from the top of the vat, therefore the beer had minimal alcohol content. While a bottle with four dots came from the bottom of the vat, which meant that it had a lot more alcohol. Since there was not a whole lot to do in Pomoroy (very few girls). We guys would gather around a case or two of Oly and enjoy the warm night swapping tales and bragging of our exploits, while watching the blinking RED light down town. It sure seemed to me that I got a higher buzz drinking four dotter Oly beer. I wonder what the real explanation is for the dots on the back of an Oly label. For those who have access to the nectar of the Gods: Does Oly still put dots on the back of their labels? Or has this, too, drifted away with time? -Dave Henderson (60WB) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: A trip "home" Sunday afternoon I got an urgent call from the Republican Party for fireworks for the Cheney ralley Monday. This was to be held at the Pasco Airport in the Lampson hanger. So I grabbed some clothes and pyro gear and made that all too familiar trip "home" to the Tri Cities. After solving numerous nearly impossible problems at the last minute, we did a nice little Red, White and Blue salute as he walked from the plane to the ralley. After it was over I had some time to spend with friends. Waking before dawn the next morning I went for a walk. >From Columbia Center to Columbia Park. The river was mirror flat. The sunrise was fabulous with many shades of reds, golds and oranges. It was a one-of-a-kind Tri City sunrise. I must have sat there for 30-40 minutes with fleeting memories drifting through my mind. As the building traffic noise reminded me that I needed to get on with my day it was easy for me to remember why I still call it "home". "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma WA ******************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde (60) Does anyone remember the Gaslight Tavern that was located at the corner of GWWay and the road that goes down to the park? It is now a Sports Bar. In the early 60s I was involved in the Richland Light Opera Group and the Richland Players and after rehearsals or performances, it was the gathering place. They had an old time piano and a guy there (don't remember if he worked there or just hung out there a lot), but he could play any song you requested. I found it amazing how much your singing would improve after a pizza and a few pitchers of beer. Was sorry to see it gone when I came back for my reunion this past August. -Margo Compton Lacarde (60) ~ San Antonio, TX ******************************************** >>From: John Browne Jr. (61) Seeing Toivo Piippo's name mentioned sure jogged an image loose for me. As my Health instructor at Chief Joe in 1957, he had been both rigorously informative & entertaining, in a peculiar way, where 'entertainment' & 'terror' were strangely mingled. An example: after a short, terse & intense lesson about the circulatory system, Mr. Piippo (no one said "Toivo" except in his absence, & then spoke it as a sort of vocal explosion, punctuated by a terrified giggle & a quick look around, to make sure that he hadn't secretly overheard) handed out those eraserless pencils with a red lead on one end & blue on the other. Next came a mimeographed human torso, with heart & lungs revealed, along with major blood vessels. When every desk had a picture & pencil in place, we were told to indicate the flow of blood through the heart to the lungs and back again, with arterials in red, veins in blue, & arrows denoting the direction of flow. After about 7 or 8 silent minutes (his classes were always remarkably silent) he began walking slowly down the rows between the desks, stopping a moment to study the progress of each illustration. The only words he said, if any at all, were accompanied by a pointing finger, so that everyone would know to whom he referred, as he intoned: "You're dead," over & over again, into the electric air of an otherwise silent classroom. Despite the dread that one might have felt, of the Passage of Impending Doom, it was always obvious (to me, anyhow) that he was totally enjoying every minute of this performance... and, in some strange way, so were we, the 'victims.' And most of us also learned whatever it was that he wanted us to learn, whether we thought that it was important, or not. ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. (61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Re: Oly Dots To: Mike Davis (74) Cute summary of the Oly dots, Mike. Is that what they called "that" in the 70s? I don't seem to remember it that way in the 60s!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Yeah, and I remember you little tykes back then too. Periodically I would run into your Mom at the drive-in when I was there with mine. Those really were the good ole' days when the family could go to the drive-in and really have fun!!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway (66) Re: HOG Ride Gee, people! I feel left out on this Hog Ride. Can I tag along on my 1966 trail 90? -Bill Didway (66) ~ Sedro Woolley, WA ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) Re: Getting together! Well the West side of Washington is having or trying to have a get together. So I thought maybe some of us that live close the Yakima might like to try an meet at Miners some day? Drop me a line and let me know if any of you are interested in doing something like this!! This is something that Judy Ley Warninger (67) and I have been talking about! So any and all Bombers let me know if this is something we can pull off! More likely on a Saturday. Re: Mike Davis (74) Why did I know that Denny's would pop up in the Oly Dots discussion!? In my day the Oly dots meant: 1) Dot. holding hands 2) Dots. You got a kiss or maybe even Making Out! 3) Dots. A little more fooling around (called Petting back then) 4) Dots. If signed meant a girl or guy promise you to go All The Way!! (the nasty deed!!) See, Mike, there's no Denny's here! And there wasn't one then! Bomber's Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell (68WB) I didn't realize how many people worked at Zip's and the A&W. I worked for Lorne Bangard Ford when I got away from The Ranch out in West Richland. I seem to remember the Mayfair Market was the Place to park and Drink with out being seen or at the South end of Riverside Park, near where the Rivershore Inn was built. I remember just before Becky and I got Married we were sitting down there just at sunset talking about getting married and this Huge UFO came right up the Columbia River and we were almost scared out of our skin. I got to the back of the Pinto runabout that we were driving and got my single shot 410 out of the back and was trying to find some shells when the UFO turned back toward Pasco and we Read Goodyear on the side of it. That was the very first time either of us had ever seen the Blimp. I have had a lot of good memories since I started getting this daily email from you and I want to thank all of you. -Mike Howell (68WB) ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) Speaking of "Oly", I remember a trip to Canada my husband and I took in the BC (before children) portion of our married life. We were looking forward to some good Canadian beer. My favorite in those days was Old Style. Unfortunately the breweries were on strike. At dinner a waitress assured us that they did have some "imported" beer in bottles. "What kind," we naively asked. "Olympia," she replied. My husband responded "We didn't come all the way to Canada to drink that stuff!" I think I ordered a Coke! -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) Still in Richland at the same address on Cottonwood ******************************************** >>From: Karen Strand Winslow (70) Re:: Linda Palmer Dear Sandstorm: I was extremely saddened and shocked to see the passing of Linda Palmer with whom I had attended school since first grade at Marcus Whitman. Maybe the list has already passed condolences for Linda's family but I would like to had mine. I had just talked to her at the reunion, so I wonder what happened. -Karen Strand Winslow (70) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) You mentioned the British equivalent of a hamburger - - the Wimpy burger. But you forgot to mention that one "special" ingredient that seems to lie in wait betwixt the buns of every British burger -- the fried egg. Truly nauseating! But while we're talking A&W, am I the only one who thrilled to their coney dog? It makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The buns were soft, the chili had simmered all day and was well seasoned, and then that little dog down the middle made it taste so fine. I remember more than one occasion where we would fill a car and pop down to A&W for lunch. Then one of us would hop over the wall to Safeway to buy a frozen chocolate cream pie for dessert. A million calories, for sure, but it didn't get much better. -Vicki Owens (72) ~ Kampala, Uganda ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) To: Mike Davis (74) Wow, Mike... From the looks of you, you must have opened up a lot of 4 dotters! Congratulations! Love ya... mean it! -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) ~ Benbrook, TX ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Cool Photos of the Ferry FYI, the Washington State Ferry has added a link to their website. If you have any photos that you've taken of the ferry and would like to share it, send it in, they may add it to the photo gallery. I sent one (amateur photo) in a few months ago. If you click on the link, look at the photo [that I sent in] at the bottom of the page. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** >>From: Todd Moore (79) Re: Richland memories When growing up in Richland (20 years), one cannot help but to appreciate the burger family (A&W). It was the place to eat after a hard night of collecting for the Tri-City Herald. My fondest memory comes from the opportunity to be involved in the nightly, after closing hour, clean up. Sitting on the counters, watching my friend clean the floors etc., while I drank all the ice cold rootbeer I could. Who could forget the collection of muscle cars that would park across the street in the Payless parking lot. The distant sounds of other cars burning rubber. Growing up in Richland was the greatest. Everywhere I go in this world, I let people know that I graduated from Columbia High School... the home of the "BOMBERS". I used to live in Nagasaki, Japan, an apartment 1/2 mile from the epicenter. I often walked through the park looking at the pictures of the destruction etc. It sure made me look at the other side of the bomb. On the sports side of things, my most memorable moment was not only the state championship in basketball, but the football game against Foss for the state championship. It was a good showing for our team. Anyway, I often think of Richland and I use any excuse I can to get back there to see the school, my old house, and of course to eat SPUDNUTS. -Todd Moore (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/10/00 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Jimmie A. Shipman (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Mike Clowes (54) Ramona Miller (54) and Larry Bruggeman (54), Tom Tracy (55) Ken Neal (57), John Northover (59), Larry Mattingly (60) Denny Johnson (62WB), Carol Converse (64), David Rivers (65) Georgia Rushworth (66), Rick Polk (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Frank D. Collins, Jr. (51WB) Date: Tue Nov 7 16:50:04 2000 Supposed to be Class of '51 -- but actually graduated 1957 while in college, so never received class reunion invitation. Alive and well in California, as brother Dale (Heber) can attest to. -Frank D. Collins (51WB) ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman (51) Re: Gaslight To: Margo Compton Lacarde (60) The Gaslight Light opened in 1961. The Piano Players were: ~ Ron Monk (Retired Mail Carrier) ~ John Roberts (Deceased) ~ Marc Martin (Deceased) ~ The Banjo player was John Lachapelle, John Still has a Guitar Studio here in Richland. John played at the Gaslight 1961-1974 Thursday, Friday and Saturday night's. They were paid performers. I hope this jogs your memories. The Pizza was absolutely the GREATEST!!! Bombers Forever ~ On To State -Jimmie A. Shipman (51) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Lori Killand Whelan (72) The A&W letter stands for Allan and Wright who were the original founders of the business. The first A&W was in Santa Monica and is still there. The reason the that the A&Ws started closing were the restrictions that the company put on the owners. They said "You must build on to the business and have an indoor dining area". That causes a lot of the stands to close up. When I was in Canada a couple of years ago, I saw a lot of them in British Columbia and Alberta. There is one in Idaho at Coeur d'Alene and some on the Oregon coast. Yes, Richland had a good A&W and did a lot of business the years it was open. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hunter had the A&W the most of the years it was open. They bought it from the original owner. I was the first person to cook on that grill when it opened. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Vicki Owens (72) Ah, yes, the hidden fried egg in the hamburger trick. Maybe that was the secret ingredient, other than the meat of unknown origin. But let us not forget the ever popular "mixed grille" an amazing concoction of eggs, chips, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes and a few other things. Thank heaven that some of the "pub grub" has improved. You also mentioned A&W coney island hot dogs, and this brought to mind those offered by some Dairy Queens. Once upon a time, the city of Newburg, OR, had the old fashioned DQ (walk-up with no inside seating) that purveyed the best foot-long coney's I have had in a long time. The DQ in Richland appeared long after I left, so no fond memories there. Some one mentioned the old "Gaslight Tavern"; seems to me it was on the corner of Lee and GWWay at the north end of the Community Center building. The bowling alley was between it and the community center (home of "Hi- Spot" in my day). I think it was sort of an institution, like the Uptown Tavern and The Mart (wasn't there a drinking establishment in the back?) Go Bombers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) & Larry Bruggeman (54) To: Larry Mattingly (60) Thanks for the "Beauty in the Sky" at the Cheney rally Monday night. It was truly a highlight of the evening. Should have known it would be "one of us" doing it. Thanks again and keep up the good work of making this complicated world a prettier place in which to live. -Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) & Larry Bruggeman (54) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Fred Phillips (60) Percy Bysse Shelley and Robert Frost got together on the golf course one day and saw all these bent golf clubs strewn around the 17th hold at a New England golf course and Frost penned, "Whose woods are... I think I know... the irons are not familiar though"... (with apologies to our poet laureate)... at least that's the way some tell it at the 19th hole. Thanks for the memory, Fred. You also triggered the "Ave" at the UW, where our coach Tippy Dye let us drop down to several restaurants on The Ave and merely sign his name AAUW Tippy Dye for free meals. (plastic hadn't been invented yet, girls still blushed... there was some talk of painting the basketball rims "orange" and Russia had just invaded Poland) That was before VISA and Mastercard. I remember in the Fall of 55 when a waitress said, "You're that little kid who helped the Bombers beat the "*#$%" out of those cocky Lincoln High basketball players in the State Tournament"! "I was there when the packed Hec Edmundson Pavilion screamed and chanted POUR IT TO 'EM when you guys stunned them from beginning to end." She was kind and always gave me an extra helping of everything. Then she always asked where the good looking Lonnie Whitner and Chuck Curtis were. I always told her they're still outside in the car. I have to protect them from the pretty girls and waitresses who mob them when they get out in public. She always put a large helping of ice cream on my pie and told me to eat lots of peanut butter ... It will stick to your ribs... To: Lorin St. John (55) Special thanks to Lorin St. John for the stack of pictures and articles he copied and sent from the '55 Sandstorm. He has the entire set and was more than generous with his time and effort. Thanks Lorin. (We were good class buddies in 4th Grade at Marcus Whitman School. I loved it there so much I sneaked by Spalding School for an entire year and walked to Marcus Whitman to be able to stay with my old friends (you know the walk of two miles in the snow, sleet, rain, hail stuff...) Lorin and I visited about our teacher Mrs. Tompkins, that wonderful lady and Miss Haba who replaced. Re: Jim Byron (55) Hey, if any of you get to Everett. Find your way out to visit Jim Byron (55). He and his partner are restoring and building new models of the WWII Messerschmitt Jet aircraft that had to be eliminated by Days' Pay and the P51 Mustangs near the end of the war.. Jim was manager of Boeing's B-747 and B-767 manufacturing facility before retiring. (I visited with his old boss, Ron Woodard, former President of Boeing today in Seattle... and he said great things about Jim!!!)... and plans to drop out to see the restoration facility and factory right on Paine Field where Boeing's new aircraft. I told Ron that Jim could probably rev things up and win WWIII if needed! Ron smiled and agreed. Jim can tell you the stories of men who drop by to see the aircraft. One (probably the tail gunner of Days' Pay... our own Bomber B-17 mural) related: "I was looking back at our contrail as we were heading to the target and saw something pop up again and again back in the fog and smoke... it wasn't one of our planes... so I fired off a few rounds and lo and behold a Messerschmitt Me232 fell out of the contrail, caught fire and went straight down to the ground"... Our bombers and fighters destroyed more of the 1,000 of the 1,500 produced. But to have a plane pull up beside you like one pilot told Jim and have it fly there between your plane and your others in formation (we couldn't fire on them for fear of shooting down our own aircraft)... we were stunned to see something flying faster than we were without any "PROPELLERS"... Jim can show you fascinating things about the aircraft, let you look out the original Paine Field Air Traffic Control Tower (part of their office complex) and dazzle you with some very interesting aviation memorabilia. He's right next door to the Fire Station about half mile South of BF Goodrich Hangars. 10727 36th Pl. Call him and make an appt. 425-290-7878. Thanks Jim... it was a wonderful tour! Jim keeps helping us remember that our fearless Bombers ruled the skies! To: Larry Mattingly (60) Regarding the indicators on Olympia beer cans, bottles and kegs... You only get to see the "dots" on the Oly labels after you finish drinking them. They are an indication that you need to give your car keys to someone else, catch a ride on the bus or wait for the next Bomber! Dots and pinkish, ponderous pachyderms before your eyes are the indicators that you should buckle yourself into a chair out on the wing where you'll be safe from British Soccer and Canadian Hockey fans. At least when you decide to run for President, your story will already be out!... so be sure to tell your kids that you always recycled!... (aluminum that is... )... -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Neal (57) Re: OLY Dots We all knew the standard definition of the OLY dots in the mid 50s. When I went through the OLY Brewery in the 60s I asked the tour guide about the dots. I was told that there were four labeling machines and the dots identified the individual machines for trouble shooting purposes. I liked the definition we all knew in Col-Hi much better. Also, Richard Devine's (57) older brother had the largest collection of four-dotters I ever saw. Several shoe boxes full of the labels. -Ken Neal (57) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) Re: Olympia History A bit of history ... Olympia is now owned by Miller Brewing Company. Miller acquired the Tumwater brewery [in 1999] in a recent agreement with Pabst Brewing Company. Its operation of the Tumwater brewery makes Miller the only major brewer in the Great Northwest. The Miller Tumwater brewery currently employs 280 people and brews four newly acquired Miller brands: Henry Weinhard's, Mickey's Malt Liquor, Olde English 800 and Hamm's brands. Miller also brews Olympia, Rainier and other brands at the Tumwater brewery under a contract-brewing agreement with Pabst. The Olympia brewery of Washington state pioneered the use of the crown cap [introduced in 1905] on beer bottles, allowing them to pasteurize and ship their beer without the danger of spoilage. A Record Label ... - Four Dots: Even though it's been available for quite a while now, I thought I'd quickly mention the Four Dots Compilation CD. From a geographical standpoint, some of your favorite Bellingham, Seattle, Moncton and Halifax bands are included. From Washington state you get such notables as TubeTop, The Revolutionary Hydra, Green Pajamas, Death Cab for Cutie, Peter Parker USA, Appleseed Apart, 5 Gears in Reverse, This Busy Monster and the Microphones, as well as fine Canadian popsters like North of America, Elevator Through Hell, etc. Contact our pals at Montesano Records at This may make you four-dot collectors ... cry in your beer. Old beer labels priced by their age, design and rarity. Old beer labels are quite collectable and in serious demand. Collectors like to have labels from the beer they drank when they were younger, or perhaps from the early brands produced in their home towns or states. I emailed a site in Olympia ... and asked if they knew what the dots meant. The lady dealing with my email called the brewery, now owned by Miller and they provided the following answer: ************* The dots on the labels designated what assembly line the bottle was made on or came from. One dot = line one and so on. However, the fourth line was rarely used which is why that label may have been more significant and harder to find. According to Miller Brewing Company and their knowledgeable staff, many local bars had Olympia Night, where they believe the idea of four dots = "home run ... going all the way... " may have come from. They have also heard that a person who received a label with four dots meant that you had to buy a round for everyone. The dot system as it relates to an individual's love life seems to have been a popular marketing tool as the folks at Miller mentioned they get asked about the dots frequently. ***************** take care -John Northover (59) ~ San Diego, CA ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: 4 dotters At the risk of wearing out the "4 dotter" thread.... I remember attending a wedding and reception in about '63. The last thing the bride (whose name escapes my poor brain) did was to run back into her bedroom at her parents and grab the shoe box full of .... you guessed it, 4 dot Oly labels. Clutching this box with a huge grin on her face, she joined her new husband in the car for a honeymoon in the SW. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma WA ******************************************** >>From: Denny Johnson (62WB) To; Helen Cross Kirk (62) Reason you don't remember me is that my last year in Richland schools was 1956 - Mr. Olson's 6th grade class at Jason Lee - I have record for most visits to Mrs. Peterson's office. Mr. Olson also broke his "best" ping pong paddle over my adolescent fanny. I remember his first name was Helmar - and he caught Dean Hoff (62) and I joking about that name one day (walked up behind us if I recall). I was on his list from then on....... -Denny Johnson (62WB) Las Vegas, NV ******************************************** From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I would like your prayers for my husband, Frank. He will be going in for quadruple heart bypass tomorrow morning. Thanks, -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Welcome Home May I extend a Happy Birthday to all my fellow Marines out there: Jim House (63), George Kelly (64) Tuna Mattson (64), Jimmy Heidlebaugh (65), Mac Brand (64), Gary Setbacken (64), Steve Simpson (65), Rick Maddy (67), Billy Simmons (65WB), Ronnie Schaddell (64WB), Phil Jones (69), Mark Black (66-RIP), and all the rest I have missed: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES! To all the vets... be they Juggies, Doggies, Squids or Flyboys...... I say THANK YOU and WELCOME HOME! -David Rivers (65) (S/Sgt. USMC) ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth (66) Re: HOG Ride Hey Bill Didway (66) Don't worry, you can ride "B****" on the back of my Harley.. (you know you want to). -Georgia Rushworth (66) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Polk (70) Re: Veteran's Day Being a veteran means quite a big deal to my extended family. My Dad and 2 Uncles were Navy vets from WW II... also 1 Uncle was a vet of WW II and was in the Marines. I served 10+ years in the Army, had 2 cousins in the Army and 1 cousin in the Navy... plus a stepson that was a Army vet. So, the military life, what it stands for and what it has done and continues to do for this country, means a great deal for all of my family. Hopefully, all of the Bomber Alumni will fly their flag PROUDLY on Veteran's Day. To all my fellow vets........ THANK YOU ! ! ! -Rick Polk (70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/00 ~ VETERANS' DAY Dateline: Zachary, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Byron (55), Larry Mattingly (60), Patti Jones (60), Sandra Genoway (62), Carol Converse (64), Kathie Roe (64), Guy Lobdell (66) and Nola Alderman (69), Margi May (66), Betti Avant (69), Patti Felch (87), Melissa Henry (98) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Byron (55) Re: War Birds on Veterans Day! Tom Tracy (55) recently reported on our efforts to restore and build German Me 262 Fighter airplanes, in Everett, Wa. For more interesting stories about the WWII pilots and bomber raids over German checkout our website at Jim Byron (55) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) To Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) and Larry Bruggeman (54) Thanks for the comments on the Cheney rally. It was fun, but you wouldn't believe how confused. That whole affair was put together at the last minute. Being around that rally with even a small amount of explosives made everybody from the secret service, to the Marines with the sniffer dogs, to airport managers very nervous. Some of the perimeter security detail were Navy (Seals I suspect). After they checked my references with the FBI and BATF they relaxed and we could move about easily as needed. There was no provision for traffic or parking. To keep it safe for the fireworks we had to get in the street and play parking directors. Most drivers were understanding. I was the one in the middle of the intersection and I thought I recognized Larry going by in the line but just at that time Jennifer Dunn drove up looking for VIP parking and we had to find her a spot. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma WA ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens (60) In about 1987 (year ?) the Veterans from Vietnam wall was dedicated in Olympia. A girlfriend and I had read about the dedication in the newspaper. We decided at last minute to go to Olympia for the dedication. Walking up to the wall to names of Bombers, that I did not know had died in Vietnam was devastating. The dedication was a beautiful ceremony with various military people giving tribute to the Vietnam Veterans. Bands played, Flags flew. When the military helicopter flew, dropping a wreath into the lake nearby, my first thought was that it was Fred Phillips (60) and his friend Stuart, flying the helicopter (It was confirmed by Fred later that it was them flying). The Vietnam wall in Olympia has all the names of Washington State Veterans. It is on the Capitol grounds. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens (60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) Re: Toivo Piippo - Chief Jo Health Class Instructor "The RUSSIANS are coming! The RUSSIANS are coming!" -- Toivo Piippo -Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) THANK YOU THANK YOU for all prayers for Frank. He came through the surgery with flying colors. His doctor is really pleased and amazed. But, hey, prayer has POWER, right? I'm so fortunate to be a part of the BOMBER family. Thanks once again everyone, -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) To all our Veterans: Thank you!! -Kathie Roe Truax (64) ******************************************** >>From: Guy Lobdell (66) and Nola Alderman (69) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES SEMPER FI -Guy Lobdell (66) and Nola Alderman (69) ******************************************** >>From: Margi May Legowik (66) Re: Frank Fowler's (66) passing away For those who were involved in the planning of our class reunions, we ALWAYS knew Frank would be the first respondent. He loved our get togethers more than all the other 500 or so of us put together. One year we switched the date from the original time to the weekend earlier. When Frank did not show up for Friday's event, I called him and he was beside himself to think he nearly missed it! He drove over from Moscow immediately to enjoy the Sunfest part of that party. What a gentle soul. I miss him already. In his honor, the '66 Reunion Committee sent an arrangement of lilies and daisies to his memorial. -Margi May Legowik (66) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: The Gaslight I remember the Gaslight well. Our all night party on graduation night was at the community house. Some friends and I went there and got a pizza, as none of the other food "turned us on". I also recall one of the gals had a car. Someone got an idea in their heads that we should drive to KALE radio at about 4 in the morning after and get a poster they were talking about. We could not get any one to answer the door, however. We ended up at the Top Hat Cafe on Lewis Street in Pasco for breakfast before we headed back to Richland. The days of such innocence. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** >From the website - found by Gary Behymer (64): >>From: Patti Felch Walrath (87) I am looking for Beth Poole who graduated in 1988. Please have her contact Patti Felch (now Patti Walrath) class of 1987. -Patti Felch Walrath (87) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Melissa Henry (98) Date: Tue Nov 7 17:52:44 2000 Hello Class of 1998 Nice web site, I just found it. Just wanted to say 'hey' to class of '98! Hope everything is well for everyone! -Melissa Henry (98) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/12/00 Dateline: Zachary, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick (51), Larry Mattingly (60), Carolyn Hartley (61) Helen Cross (62), John Adkins (62), Linda Reining (64) Howard Madsen (70 and 71), Tracey Horne (78WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) In reference to the death of Dick Winship. I now remember who this person was. He was the Pasco super star basketball player during the Gene Conley (48) era. Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: the Gaslight Tav and eatery Cold beer, good pizza, great sandwiches, fine music. The Gaslight was the site of my first legal drink. It was founded and run by Dick Watson and Jerry Hutson. Jerry's wife was in my mother's weekly "bridge" group. They alternated working days and nights. Dick was a big guy with a great sense of humor. A bit on the wry side. Jerry was more the quiet and serious type. Actually he was a fine man if you got to know him. Some questioned how two guys so different could have a successful partnership, but even with their differences they got along just fine. It is always a bit sad when good things come to an end. On another note.. I abhor bragging, but perhaps you will forgive me a small toot of the horn.... Just received word last night that an independent panel from Discovery has selected my Tacoma 4th of July fireworks as one of the "Ten Best in the World". Pretty august company..... Chinese New year in Hong Kong, Hanabi in Tokyo, A million $ display in India, The World Champianships in Italy, The British Festival of Fireworks, and of course a couple of multi-million displays in the eastern US. I'll take the number 8 position anytime. "Happiness is the sky in bloom". -Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Carolyn Hartley Mullins (61) Date: Sat Nov 11 11:01:19 2000 REUNIONS Hi, to all old classmates out there. I went to the all class reunion in 2000 and was it great. Looking forward to the 1961 class reunion this next summer. I live in Randle, WA and would look forward to seeing or hearing from any of you! -Carolyn Hartley Mullins (61) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Sandra Genoway (62) Are you the dark-haired Sandra I remember even from Spalding (spelling right, Maren?) ?? I can't believe we never really got together much in all those years!! Another class of '62er. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ outside of Cincinnati, Ohio ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) To: Sandy Genoway (Jeneau [pronounced Genoway]) Spruksts (62) Re: The Russians are coming - The Russians are coming! I'll wager that's the only thing Toivo was ever wrong about. (What do you think, Steve?) MISTER Piipoo is surely one of the good ones - and I do remember the flat of his paddle on the round of my - - - -John Adkins (62) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) To: All Vets My dad and uncles were in World War II; my ex- husband, Dale Gray (59?WB - deceased in '77) fought in Viet Nam. I want to thank them and everyone else who fought to keep this country free and safe. We owe all of you a great debt. THANK YOU. -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: howard madsen (70 and 71) ~ hmtreeman Date: Thu Nov 9 01:05:19 2000 Howdy old friends! Write me. Class of 70 then 71. Whoops, my parents told me to get a good education cuz money doesn't grow on trees. Well, I am treeman... Please write me. -Howard Madsen (70 and 71) ******************************************** >>From: Tracey Horne Scadden (78WB) Hello Richland Bombers Alumni, I have been reading your letters and walking down memory lane with all of you... I didn't graduate with you but spent my grade school years there... My folks, Gene and Carol Bishop Horne (both '57), were and still remain devout Bomber fans. I remember gong to all the basketball games with my folks and sitting down there close to the cheerleaders. I went to Sacajawea k-3rd, and then moved to the Marcus Whitman area. We moved to Alaska and I finished my schools days up there... I stopped in Richland on my way to Alaska for my 20th reunion and asked the Hotel I stayed at if they were having a '78 reunion, they had nothing down on there books... Anyway I will never forget in 3rd grade the Minuet Dance we had to do. Does anyone recall those days? "Glow little Glow worm Glimmer glimmer"... I believe my partner was Billy Bricker. Are you out there Billy?... Tia and Terry Roban were the other 2... I am married and have been for 22 years. I have 6 children and 2 grandchildren and another on the way... That makes me old but my parents even older... I loved my young innocent days in Richland. If any of you remember me please drop me a line... I still have a autograph book with all sorts of names from 6th grade at Marcus: Rick Rose, Marcus Lindberg, Bob Valentine, Karen Myers, Gina Spohr and more. I hear from some of you but what's going on with the rest of you?... This sight has been alot of fun and I laugh a lot when I recall a lot of those things I did... Keep up the good work and I look forward to hearing from some of you.... -Tracey Horne Scadden (78WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/13/00 Dateline: Zachary, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Jimmie A. Shipman (51), Mike Clowes (54), Ramona Miller (54) and Larry Bruggeman (54), Missy Keeney (59), Tom Hughes (56), Gary Behymer (64), Mick Hemphill (66), Bill Wingfield (67), Monique Mangold (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman (51) Re: Carl Adkins/Harley To: All Harley Fans This machine belonged to my wife's (Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) Great Uncle. Thought you Hog Fans might like the photo, also maybe you could tell us what year it was? Bombers Forever Carl Adkins on a hog Regards -Jimmie A. Shipman (51) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) On this Sunday following "Veteran's" Day, I am reminded of what this day was originally intended to be. Back when, before the "congress" started fooling with holidays, November 11th was known as Armistice Day. It was established to commemorate the conclusion of the "Great War" (War to end all Wars; 1914-1918 War, World War I). The agreement (armistice) to stop fighting was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. There was some great rational behind the choosing of the particular hour, day, month, but it is lost in the mist of my memory banks. This was the war my father could have fought in, or your grandfather. This was before television and talking pictures. It was, by all accounts, not a "splendid little war". And it served to decimate an entire generation of French men. Even American casualties were not light, and we only came into it in 1917. This is the war that saw the birth of the tank, machine gun, aeroplane and poison gas. A letter to the editor in this morning's paper reminded us that this day is to remember and thank the living veterans of that and the several "wars" that followed. The writer of that letter also expressed the desire that November 11th not be turned into a second Memorial Day, and that the two should be kept separate and distinct. I would second that motion, and ask that you do the same. Next Memorial Day, honor those who have died in defense of this country. And next Veteran's Day honor those who have or are served in the Armed Forces. It doesn't have to be an elaborate parade, complete with Larry Mattingly's (60) incomparable fireworks; just a warm and heartfelt thank you will suffice. And for the good news: The Huskies, the Cougs and yes, even the Beavers won! Go Bombers!! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Notre Dame Fighting Irish and LSU Tigers won, too - Is there Friday night report on our Bombers???? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) & Larry Bruggeman (54) To: Larry Mattingly Re: "SO YOU'RE THE ONE THE DOG WAS AFTER." You would never know that there was confusion - you did well. It really was amazing, all that security and 'suits' with earpieces. For us from the hinterlands it was all a real show! -Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) & Larry Bruggeman (54) ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney (59) Re: A round of Thanks To: All our Bomber Vets. Thank you! To: Larry Mattingly (60) Congratulations on your award. You put "the Sky in Bloom" all over the world and we are so proud of you!! -Missy Keeney (59) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) Re: Richland Photos Here are a couple of Photos I took when I was flying over to visit a friend in Eastern Washington. Thought some might enjoy them. [pics no longer on the website] -Tom Hughes (56) ******************************************** >>From: Gary May (58WB) Re: VETERANS Just wondering how many of our good old Col Hi Alumni are Veterans. Anyone have any idea????? -Gary May (58WB) ******************************************** >>From: Mick Hemphill (66) Hi Bombers... I have received some nice responses to my note a couple days ago; thank you all. To: Kerry Steichen Thanks for reminding me of our good times playing softball in Olympia. Wish I still had that energy. To: Georgia Rushworth (66) Of course I remember you... we have a story or two to share?? I have a 2000 "Couch" (Electra Glide-Standard), and will be driving it to Richland next summer for our 35th and/or the HOG rally. We have had it now for a year and it's the best investment I've made in a long time. Mid life crisis is great! I am looking forward to seeing all the Bomber bikers, and classmates. Your Fat Boy model is the nicest one that Harley produces. I am glad you offered to let Bill Didway (66) ride Bit**. He will look much better on the back of your Harley. To: Sadie (73) stay in touch. Maybe we can meet and share some Bomber memories? To: Janice Burnet (66) Your note got lost in cyber space before I could write a decent response. I will go from memory and hopefully be able write more than a couple lines as a result. To: Margie May (66) Thank you for sending flowers for Frank's Funeral services. Frank is a special person to many of us. -Mick Hemphill (66) ~ Antioch, CA ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: Larry Mattingly (60) Congratulations on the award as having one of the top 10 fireworks displays in the world. Yes I would say that #8 is awesome. Re: WWII Memorial It's about time. I can't wait to see it next time I go to Wash DC. -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) You all know by now, that I loved our 20 years reunion, but a few days ago I had the surprise to get the video I ordered at that time. I have to confess that this video was some trouble for Don Jepsen since we found out that we don't have the same system to read videos in France as in the states. But Don did a great job and I was finally able to see the video at home with all my family who couldn't come with me this august. I was happy to be able to share that moment with them. I appreciate the job done with Richland history since I only spent a year here and never had anybody tell me all about it. I feel like being even more part of the Bombers. If you read those words it's because you care for the Bombers. It's a great idea to record all this moments. It's great to have somebody willing to do it to. -Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) ~ France ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ~ Reidar "Ray" Walli ~ Class of 1968 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/14/00 Dateline: Gonzales, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Wheadon (45), Curt Donahue (53), Sandra Genoway (62) Shirley Sherwood (62), Tedd Cadd (66), Lori Simpson (70) Dan Wilson (76), Wig Davis (82), Katie Byington (2003) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Geraldine "Jerry" Wheadon Burns (45) Re: Class of '45 Wow! this is great. Would love to hear from any of my former classmates. Has it really been 55 years ago that we graduated? -Geraldine "Jerry" Wheadon Burns (45) ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) Re: World War I A couple of years ago my wife had a reunion of all her cousins. About 6 months prior to that one of her brothers uncovered a diary that one of her uncles kept while in the army and stationed in France during World War I. I typed it up (50 pages) and made a copy for each of her cousins, many of whom didn't know that this uncle had served in that war. His diary was most interesting and revealed all the nastiness of that war. Thanks to Mike Clowes (54) for reminding us all what November 11th is really all about. -Curt Donahue (53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) Re: MISTER Piippo To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Yes, Helen, dear, that was me! Quiet, shy Sandra. I did share some classes with you at Spalding, but, unfortunately, not too many at Col. Hi. I remember you and Doug Burns and Ed Wood. THEY used to make stink bombs that they ignited on the Spalding school playground and then stood around to see everyone's reaction. I always enjoyed your companionship. Sorry, you are so far away. I'm in Edmonds, near Seattle. Love, Sandra Genoway (Jeneau - French family spelling) ('62) To: John Adkins (62) Yah, John! You were a little wild one. However, the way things are going, the Russians (and maybe the Chinese, also) may STILL be coming, and that would be one the things that MISTER Piippo got RIGHT! I think he had the same disdain for and shared the same inert intelligence that some of our modern-day conservatives do about kids (now adults, too) with "skulls full of MUSH" who would never learn anything important in their lives. Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (pronounced Sprookssts) ('62 skidoo!) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) I vividly remember Mr. Piippo too. He would sit in his chair rocking backwards with his hands clasped behind his head flexing his muscles. He called the boys "honey" and the girls "princess" (something no teacher today would get away with). His classes were my favorite. A question: This has probably been said, but what does the "WB" mean after the graduation year of certain alumni? I'm sure it will come to me just as soon as I hit the "send" button and I'll be embarrassed. -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ~ Grants Pass, OR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [No need to be embarrassed. You are NOT the first the ask -- "WB" means either "Woulda Been" or "Wanna Be" -- whichever fits. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: Frank Fowler (66-RIP) In case anybody missed the memorial service in Idaho, there is a memorial service in Richland on Wednesday at All Saints Episcopal Church at 2:00pm. -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan (70) Sorry to say that the Bombers lost their game with Kamiakin on Saturday afternoon. The final score was 26- 15. Kamiakin now advances to play Pasco in Pasco on Saturday the 18th at 1pm. -Lori Simpson Hogan (70) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Wilson (76) Re: "Bell Bangert Ford" To: Mike Howell (68) Hey Mike!!!! When did you work for Lorne? My Dad worked there back around '65. His name was Bill Wilson. He was Lorne and Bill Bell's top salesman for a while at that time. One day I got a '65 mustang model from him. He was able to bring it home from work. They were never offered to the public. I ended up throwing it in the garbage some years later because it was broken and the electric motor didn't work. Boy!!!!! I could kick myself now!!!!!! What a collectors item that turned out to be. Anyway, my Mom says that he was up for the sales manager position, but Lorne and Bill gave it to [someone else] because my Dad drank too much, and I think I recall hearing of some personal conflicts between them. Dan Wilson (76) ******************************************** >>From: Wig Davis (82) Re: MEMORIES OF MR. PIIPPO Ninth grade Health I was the one to call roll every day in his class. I believe he would only permit one person to do this task every day. Anyway this is what I remember. My apologies if I spell your name wrong. "DAVIS !!!! CALL ROLL" This is what I would bark out every morning: Barton, Colvin, Cushing, Davis (Jumbo - I would not call my own name),Erie, Evans, Holmes, Johnson, Legerwood, Larson, Lee, Moteka, Meyers, Nechodome, Nelson, Perez ---that's where memory fades. Any classmates that can add yourself to this list? I need about 10 of you P thru Y. Anyway I knew them all at one time and could call roll without the book. Mr. Piippo was the best. Later, -Wig Davis (82) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Katie Byington (2003) Date: Sun Nov 12 20:05:58 2000 class of 2003... GO BOMBERS.... Hello all alumni... I am not graduated yet, but i am attending RHS presently and it is a blast.. I never want my High school years to end... I love the school spirit that we have and capability that some of the students have in many different sports.. The Bomber varsity football team recently [1999] won the state championship and everyone was so enthusiastic about it.. it was the best year of my life.. A whole bunch of people got on the leader bus and went all the way to Tacoma to see the game.. it was a great game.. I didn't have the time to go to Tacoma but I watched the game on TV.. It was a great game... I hope we keep up the same enthusiasm as we did last year... Gotta fly... Go BOMBERS... Bomber basketball rocks, and Bomber softball too... -Katie Byington (2003) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/15/00 Dateline: Gonzales, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and one Bomber Mom today: Jim Byron (55), Loron Holden (57), Helen Cross (62) Bill Wingfield (67), Dan Ham (72), Rob Peutz (73) Mike Davis (74), James Becker (83), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Byron (55) Re: Yes to To: Gary Behymer (64) Congratulations, Gary, on plugging! I met in 1998 with Randy Conrads - President of Classmates, and showed him what you and Maren had going with the Bomber sites. At that time, I asked to rate your efforts and his response was that he had not seen a more active site, with such an enthusiastic group of alumni. They have since passed 3 million people who have signed up! Randy and I worked together at the Boeing Company (I retired and he quit to start his internet company). If you ever need or want more info about this company let me know and I ll give Randy a call. Thanks -Jim Byron (55) ******************************************** >>From: Loron Holden (57) Re: Roll Call Just got my memory jogged: Apgar, Bavard, Birk, Bromley, Cargill, Cox, Cluck, Gilpin, Hoff, Holden.......... From there the roll call has faded. This fine group of young "MEN" were enrolled in Mr. Merkles shop class at Chief Jo in the 7th grade... See, Mother, I did learn something in school!!!!!!!! -Loron Holden (57) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Wig Davis (92) and Shirley Sherwood (62) Re: Mr. Piippo Surely Mr. Piippo was a teacher at Chief Jo. I can't believe I can't even remember his name, except I went to Carmichael. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ outside Cincinnati, Ohio ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: Kathy Hoff Conrad (64) Thanks for sending me the Richland Bombers license plate frame. I will proudly display it on my pickup truck for all of these southerners to drool over. Did Ken Jones tell you that Christa and I will be there the week end of 12/9 to watch my niece Kelley McCallum star as Clara in the Nutcracker? Hope to see you and Keith for some Towncrier chicken @ noon on 12/9. That is if you can get Keith to put down the K-Mart shopper ads. :-) I see y'all live on Tinkle. Do you know Lynn Dodson Stedman's (66) parents, Bonnie & Oren Dodson? They live on Tinkle. Bombers Rule -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham (72) Re: Toivo Piippo - Legend I, too, have very fond memories of the Man, nay, the Legend they simply called "Toivo." I had him for health class in 9th grade at Chief Jo. First classroom at the top of the stairs on your left. I can still remember him standing out in the hallway after class had started. Winding up his arm and letting it go, rotating it like a giant propeller on one of the great bombers he flew during the war. Does anyone remember having to sit in the back of the class and talk to his breakaway model of the human skull if you were caught talking in his class? His coaching skills on the basketball court (he was a heck of a player in his younger days) were legendary. I guess you could also say he was a "legend maker" having sent many a great player on to Col-High. I will always remember Mr. Piippo for what he was (and still is): a brave and modest man and a great teacher whose class always brightened my day. Most of all though, for having taught me that values and respect were the orders of the day. For all of this Mr. Piippo, I thank you. -Dan Ham (72) ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz (73) Re: Belated Veterans Day Sorry about the late Veteran's Day wishes, Ship is in Mazatlan, so I was away from my computer. God bless you all, that have stood the watch. Freedom isn't free. To: Jeanette Haberman (73) thanks for spending your Veteran's day Holiday in Mazatlan. Was a wonderful time. -Rob Peutz (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Mr. Piippo You must remember his model of the ear. If you talked too much in class he would pick up his ear model, walk to your desk, place the ear on your desk, and say in that Piippo voice, "You want to talk? Talk to the ear." Then he would stand there in complete silence until you started talking to the ear. Then he would shake his head as if to say, "This kid is goofy. He's talking to an ear model!" Always one step ahead of the students, and we didn't even know it! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: James Becker (83) We may have lost the football game Saturday. But with the score 15 to 20, and the Bombers driving with the ball, I don't remember more exciting game. I don't get a chance to see too many games, so I jumped at the chance while I was in town. It was the first high school game I'd seen in 15 years (not counting the Championship game on TV last year), and haven't had so much fun freezing my rump off in years. Can anyone tell me why the Visitor (Richland) side was packed, and the home team was only about 2/3 full? Do we somehow stay warm due to our closer proximity to Hanford? Go Bombers! -James Becker (83) ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) Re: Frank Fowler (66) Memorial There will be a memorial service in Richland on Wednesday Nov. 15th at 2.00 p.m. in the All Saints Episcopal Church, 1327 Kimball Street. Following this service will be a reception at the church... We hope anyone who knew Frank Fowler and is able to attend will do so. Thanks to this great Sandstorm we can get a message to his classmates. -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/16/00 Dateline: Gonzales, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and one funeral notice today: Patti Jones (60), Ed Wierman (62), John Adkins (62), Shirley Sherwood (62), Gary Behymer (64), Gary Bush (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Phil Jones (69), Steve Piippo (70), Treg Owings (76), Shelley Williams (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens (60) Re: ALL BOMBER ALUMNI WOMEN'S LUNCHEON to be held monthly on the second sunday of the month Date: January 14, 2001 - First One Time: 12:00 noon Where: Marriott - at the airport Address: 201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188 Price: Will vary depending on the number attending We need volunteers who would like to help keep this Bomber Women's luncheon an ongoing thing. We've all talked about getting together for lunch at reunions. Now is the opportunity to do it on an ongoing basis. Bring your ideas to form this ongoing luncheon to what Bomber Alumni Women would want it to be. Please send questions and/or reservations directly to Patti. Carolyn Carson Renaud (60), Jan Nelson (60), Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49), Judi Wilson Johnson (65) and Barbara Sherer (67) have volunteered to help. The main thing being asked right now is that everyone who knows Bomber women who do not have computers to spread the word to them. Reservations are coming in. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens (60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wierman (62) To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Helen, Being a Class member of yours at Carmichael and Col- Hi, Mr. Piippo was a teacher and basketball coach at Chief Jo that gave the Cougars all kinds of trouble during our years at Carmichael. -Ed Wierman (62) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: Carmichael & Chief Jo To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) It is surely true that those who attended Chief Jo missed out on Howard Chitty - But those who went to Carmichael missed Toivo Piippo - "he is the man", - and I was at both schools. Now can you imagine the generations that missed: Cal Welch, Elton Anderson, Daddy Dawald, Fran Rish, William Evans, Nadine Brown, John Maruca, Naomi Buescher, Bob Pritchett and the all time icon of Drivers ed. - Ray Juricich. Anyone that missed that group was deprived. -John Adkins (62) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) When I wrote that e-mail about Mr. Piippo, I was thinking that he was the basketball coach at CHS. But just before I hit the "send" button, I remembered that Art Dawald was that coach. So it must have been Chief Jo that he taught school - and - notes from today and yesterday confirm that. My dad was so caught up in Bomber basketball that I believe he thought he was Dawald's assistant. Thank goodness for his enthusiasm. It allowed me to have parties at my house on 'away' games since he always went to them. Course I got caught when a fight broke out in my kitchen and someone tore the flexible copper tubing off of our furnace. Hard to explain something like that. -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Columbians Wanted..... Anyone have extra and/or additional Columbian annuals for any year? How about making them available to Bombers who might not have an annual for one reason or another? Columbians to give-a-way..... I'll start it off..... I have copies of the 1950, 1951 and 1973 Columbians. Seniors for those graduating years get first chance. Feel free to contact me. -Gary Behymer (64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Gary Bush (66) Re: Memorial Service for Frank Fowler (66) The memorial service held for Frank Fowler at All Saints Episcopal Church in Richland on Wednesday afternoon was a fitting tribute to a classmate and friend whose integrity and courage has had a positive influence on more people than we'll probably ever know. It was good to see Frank's brother, Jim, and Jim's family, as well as Mark Thorson, Tedd Cadd, Ann Coffman, Dennis Haskins, and Bob Edwards from the Class of '66, not to mention several teachers from our years at Lewis & Clark Elementary. Sorry if I missed others who might have been there. Based on reports of the memorial service held Tuesday in Moscow, Idaho, it was packed - evidence of just how much this dear man was loved. Mark Thorson, who spoke during both services, did an outstanding job of weaving a tapestry of memories that comprised Frank's life. Mark reminded us of the good times and the challenging times, too. But, most of all, Mark reminded us that Frank was a unique individual who, in spite of setbacks, was able to reach out to others in ways that enriched their lives. I never heard Frank say anything bad about anyone...I also never knew him to be one to try to get even. The old saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but, names will never hurt me," isn't necessarily true. Too often, unkind words and actions can wound more deeply and last longer than physical attacks. But, Frank, through his abiding faith in God, was able to rise above it all and continued to be our friend until his passing. Until we meet again, Frank, we'll miss you. -Gary Bush (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) With all this talk of Mr. Piippo, and Chief Joe, brought back memories of the 9th grade hall, called the Floating Hall! If you got enough kids you could get a wave going! If you didn't know what was going on you just knew the place was going to fall apart! Just one of those weird memories that came floating to the top! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (67) ~ Thorp, WA ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) Toivo Piippo is truly a legendary character to the students who had him in class or played on his teams at Chief Jo. I did neither but I did have the opportunity to work at Chief Jo for a couple of years and play hoops on Wednesday nights with the teachers, so I met him there. As a Carmichael Cougar I never had the opportunity to learn first hand from Toivo. His teams at Chief Jo were better coached than we were at the varsity level in 1965 / 66. We knew it. We had a new, and as it turned out "temporary" coach who couldn't match wits w/ Toivo. (we really needed Jim Eastham coaching us who was then the JV coach at Carmichael and a very good basketball coach) Toivo could just really coach and Juricich and Dawald had kids coming to them from Chief Jo every year, ready to play Bomber basketball. But I really got to know Toivo because of kids in his class. I was working with the "at risk" kids doing social work type functions in the mid- seventies. Toivo was somewhat stereo typed in the gruff, no-nonsense, old-school mode. Jez, he still had his kids sit in alphabetical order with their left desk leg centered in a piece of tape on the floor to insure proper distance. After sort of checking me out and observing what I was doing for a few weeks, Toivo very unobtrusively started talking to me, off to the side, about these troubled kids that were hard to reach. We sort of took a shine toward one another and for a couple of years had some great conversations, very quietly, about kids. He was really very open to two-way conversations and I was surprised that he valued the opinion of a wet-behind-the-ears guy like me. Despite all of his experience, he still valued my opinion and didn't assume he had all the answers. I was also very flattered that he trusted my opinion. Once you passed muster with Toivo, you got to see a side that wasn't always apparent. Behind that gruff sort of demeanor, was a guy who really cared about kids and wanted to help them be successful. I haven't seen Toivo in awhile and I'm not sure if he would remember me or any of this but I was truly impressed with the man and I still am. I hope he is well. He's helped lots of kids in Richland besides being a real character with his talking ear and all the other stuff. To: James Becker (83) It's neat you got to see a high school football game last Saturday. The Big-9 plays the best high school football in the state, year in and year out, as proven by the number of years the league has had a team in the finals in Tacoma. And yes James, your observation that the RHS side was more crowded that the Visitors side was undoubtedly true (I was in Seattle watching the Huskies) We just do not draw well at Kamiakin. We have good teams but can't seem to draw fans or students. I work the chain crew for home Kamiakin games so I am on the visitor's side. We have a standing joke looking across to the home side of "boy we are sure packing them in tonight". It's a shame and I have no good explanation. I will tell you however, that the Bomber's following is pretty darn unique. Go to a high school game in another town or especially in a big city. The crowds are usually pretty sparse (skip Texas and Florida) for a high school game and you will not see the following or the tradition of Bomber athletics. Check out the number of little elementary school age kids right down on the floor at a Bomber basketball game. These kids are dying to be Bombers and keep the tradition alive. Hey, I know because I was one of those kids 35 years ago. That doesn't happen everywhere. I don't see it here at Kamiakin. Kennewick is a three high school town that's part of it but not exclusively the explanation. The Bombers have great loyal fans and an incredibly strong tradition. Kamiakin happened to win this one but there's never an easy game with Richland in any sport. James, I'm glad you saw a good game and about high school sports in our area - "You gotta love it baby!!!!!" -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Mike Davis (74) Yes, the ear lives on. Marilyn Hammer Strankman also benefited from the ear. The 'ear' lives on in the Health room at RHS as taught by excellent educator John Cowen, as do other health education related body parts. Don't know what happened to the wing? Thanks, Mike. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings (76) Re: Mr. Piippo I remember the ear. I also remember him warning you that during the health film blood would squirt out and hit "right here" and point. If this will bother you leave the room. And the last thing I remember was the story of someone spitting on his window. Every day someone would spit on his car window. As it got hotter he thought the spit would get smaller. But, it got bigger till it covered the whole window. Finally he saw him do it. He ran out of the room and chased him down and said, "WHY ARE YOU SPITTING ON MY WINDOW!". I can't even remember what Mike said????? -Treg Owings (76) ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) Re: Toivo Piippo Because conversation in this forum constantly swings towards Mr. Piippo, I suspect that there are very few who had him who regard him as unremarkable. I too remember talking to the ear, never personally of course. I also remember viewing a movie about some sort of operation, I think it was open heart surgery. Mr. Piippo had a lecture before hand about the gross-out factor and blood spurting out to something like the sixth row back of desks. I guess being a health teacher gave him special insight to the squeamishness of junior-highers. But the thing I find most remarkable is the fact that he was the only teacher I had that my mother had as well! He inspired A LOT OF STUDENTS. Thanks, Mr. Piippo, -Shelley Williams Robillard (84) ~ Moses Lake, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from November 15, 2000 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ~ Betty Roop Booth ~ Class of 1951 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/17/00 Dateline: New Orleans (Gretna), LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and another Spudnut Lover: Dick Pierard (52), Helen Cross (62), Toby Wheeler (65 & 66), Steve Piippo (70), Jim Scott (another Spudnut Lover) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard (52) In looking John Adkins' (62) list of teachers of my generation at Col-Hi, I would agree wholeheartedly that people who missed learning from these folks have been deprived. I was pleased to learn at R2K that some of them are still with us in this mortal existence. -Dick Pierard (52) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Thanks Ed and John for coming to my rescue, dear classmates of mine. And to Shirley Sherwood, another classmate of '62, I had to laugh at your comment about your dad. That could have applied to my dad too, or I'm sure he would have thought it was a good idea. This Sandstorm is so neat, even if many of the memories aren't much like my memories about that special place and time. There was a lot going on in Bomberville, wasn't there? -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ somewhere outside Cincinnati, OH ******************************************** >>From: Toby Wheeler Davis (65 & 66) To: Gary Bush (66) Gary, Thanks so much for the report on the Memorial Service for Frank Fowler (66-RIP). If I had been anywhere close, I would have tried to attend. I don't think anyone in the Class of '66 will ever forget Frank, and certainly everyone appreciates your kind thoughts. -Toby Wheeler Davis (65 & 66) ~ Bogota, Colombia ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Phil Jones (69) Thanks, Phil. 30 years in room 315 was quite a stretch. My teaching benefits from humor and keeping kids guessing also. Your tenure at CJ was beneficial to staff and kids. It'll be interesting to see if the current new generation of educators can survive a 30 year stretch. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Scott Re: Spudnuts To: Gary Behymer (64) I live near Richmond, Virginia. I work at the University of Virginia located in Charlottesville, VA. I thought you would like to know that the only Spudnut in the East is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Great place, great doughnuts! That is saying a lot from someone raised in Winston-Salem, NC, home of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. They make Krispy Kremes in Richmond but I will pass on them if a fresh Spudnut is on the table! -Jim Scott *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/00 Dateline: Chelan, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick (51), Mike Clowes (54), Judy Willox (61), Bonnie Timmerman (63), Frank Whiteside (63), Karen Kleinpeter (63), Janice Klusman (66), Betti Avant (69), Jay Schreiber (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) I don't know how many of you remember Hank Struck, but after many years of wondering where he was I have finally found him. He is now located in Sand Point, Id. I talked to him for some time. He sounds just like he did in high school. Laughing and talking and generally just enjoying the heck out of life. Sue, his twin sister, is located in Kent and doing quite well. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Spudnuts Jim Scott of Charlottesville, VA, writes to tell us that there are Spudnuts in his part of the world, and in direct competition with krispy kremes. Better yet, he tells us that he prefers Spudnuts to the other brand. Good on you, Jim Scott. Now would this qualify him for honorary Bomberhood? Or may be he could be the Grand Marshall for the up coming Spudnut festival? I ask you, fellow Bombers, for your wishes in this matter. Re: Teachers It was good to see the list of "master" teachers at Col-Hi (as it then was). As memory serves, I think Nadine Brown was for several years running voted woman teacher of the year by the outgoing senior class. Richard Kelly also was a repeat winner on the male side. It is strange how certain teachers remain in our memory banks. I had only one class with Miss Brown, and it lasted for a mere semester; so she is to blame for my writing skills(?). Art Dawald, in addition to being coach par excellence, had perhaps the driest sense of humor I've ever encountered in any classroom before or since. And, by gonnies, we learned something from him. Although I failed her class, Ida Mecum stands out in memory as being an intelligent and knowledgeable woman, and perhaps just a bit eccentric. Go Bombers, Huskies and Beavers (in that exact order) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Jim Scott (year?) Atta boy, Jim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Re: I Doubt It!!!!!!!!! To: Phil Jones (69) and Steve Piippo (70) I so doubt that any current educator that I have come across these past two years will last any thirty years. And being a 57-year-old grandmother raising her 14-year- old grandson (yes, he goes to Chief Jo), I can honestly see why. I say this with love folks, as I do fiercely love him!! But having volunteered a great deal at the school and being there every day this year working the school store, I can certainly understand why a teacher would want to just throw in the towel once in a while!!! I just feel that the kids of our generation were much more respectful of their elders than the generation that I am dealing with now. Even my children's generation had more respect than the current one that is out there. I wouldn't want to be a teacher today, that's for sure. Not sure that I wanted to be a mother either at this age, but that is another story! LOL!!!!!!!!!! Bomber Cheers to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Timmerman Glover (63) I have read alot of the Bombers and their memories of when they they came back... I came back with my husband. He was here for business and I just came along because I wanted to walk the streets... visit my home... and see my schools of my youth and also see my church that I grew up in. The one thing that I would like to read... Do you remember the day that you left Richland? It is in my mind like that day that Kennedy was shot. Would like to read your memories... -Bonnie Timmerman Glover (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [What a great idea, Bonnie!! I remember like it was yesterday and will submit my thoughts another day. - Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside (63) Re: Another memorable Chief Jo teacher After reading all of the feedback on Mr. Piippo, I recalled another teacher that left a "lasting impression" on a lot of students -- literally! How many of you guys remember Mr. ****, the wood shop teacher? (I'm saying guys because I don't recall girls taking wood shop at that time). When you came into shop I believe the procedure was to get your project from the storage bins and then sit on an assigned shop table until Mr. **** came into class. Many times a lot of "horseplay" (as he described it) went on before he came into class. If he came in and caught you, his immediate cry was, "Jones (or whatever student was goofing off), REPORT TO THE LUMBER ROOM." He would then find the "board of education," follow the student into the lumber room, and shut the door. Immediately, the entire class would sneak up to the lumber room and listen for the famous "WHAP, WHAP, WHAP" and grimace in agony and sympathy with the "WHAPPEE." But, if he opened the doors and caught you standing there, you got the same number of whacks that the person who was just paddled received -- and many did get caught. Now remember, I was probably one of the best behaved kids in the school (REALLY!) and I never got caught by the door, but I do recall coming into class one day (7th grade) with some little sword-shaped toothpicks someone had given me from the Officer's Club at Camp Hanford and made the mistake of showing them to Greg Griffin. Greg decided he wanted my cocktail toothpicks and proceeded to try to wrestle me down on the table to get them. Just about that time the bell rings and guess who walks into class? Immediately the famous cry drowned out all the noise -- "WHITESIDE AND GRIFFIN, REPORT TO THE LUMBER ROOM!!!" WHAP, WHAP, WHAP!!! I don't recall who got it first, but it was the first, last, and only time that I ever met the "board of education." Pitts also was one of Mr. ****'s favorites. I can still hear the resounding cry of, "Armstrong, WHAT are you doing!!!" I think nearly everyone in my class was a WHAPPEE at one time or another. But regardless, I think nearly everyone liked the class and respected him. Ah, those were the good old days! -Frank Whiteside (63) ~ Des Allemands (Bayou Gauche), LA ******************************************** >>From: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger (63) Re: Mr. Piippo As I remember it, the graphic movie was called "One in 10,000" and was a COLOR film about a lung cancer surgery in which the lung was removed in front of our very eyes. That was 1959-60 school year, and not many school films were in color. It was awful, but may have been part of the reason I have never smoked. The other memory of his is that sometimes when someone answered a question in class, Mr. Piippo would ask back (in his gruff voice): "Would you bet your life?" Thanks for the memories! -Karen Kleinpeter Kroger (63) ~ Tieton, WA ******************************************** >>From: Janice Klusman McCurdy (66) Re: Speaking of Spudnuts... Yesterday morning was a great morning! I hadn't had a spudnut for a long time and thought I would introduce them to a co-worker of mine. (Imagine that ANYONE in Richland hadn't had a spudnut!) As I was making my purchase, I saw an old friend that I had not seen in years... We used to meet at the shop for the usual coffee and spudnuts. It was great to see her. Guess I won't wait too long to go back. Those friendships are very dear indeed. -Janice Klusman McCurdy (66) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Mr. Piippo's classroom I, too, had Mr. Piippo for 9th grade health. I was the first person in the alphabetical line-up. When we were having our first meeting for our 10-year reunion it was in - you guessed it - Mr. Piippo's classroom. When I called about the meeting I asked where it was and was told because I had attended Chief Joseph I probably remember that particular classroom. I found it without a problem at all. Talk about a small world. When my oldest niece, Sarah Avant (94) started Jr. High at Carmichael her math teacher had graduated with her dad Robert (69) and I. Even the office secretary remembered us, as her son (the late Jock Kinney, who passed away our sophomore year) was best friends with Robert. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ("The Topside of Kansas"), home of Brook Berringer the Nebraska QB ******************************************** >>From: Jay Schreiber (79) For those Bombers that unfortunately do not live with in reasonable commuting distance from "THE" Spudnut Shop. Boy, the one in Virginia sure sounds like it may be close - but they don't have Val!!! Spudnut Coffee Shop $ * 309 Avon St., Charlottesville, VA * (804) 296-0590 You can't say you've had a true taste of Charlottesville until you've stopped by this popular doughnut shop. For 30 years, Richard F. Wingfield has been up before dawn, kneading, shaping and baking his unique breakfast treats. Oh, Spudnut serves a few sandwiches -- your basic tuna salad, egg salad and BLT -- but what keeps customers coming back to this well-worn shop are Wingfield's spudnuts. "They're made with potato flour," says Wingfield's daughter Lori Fitzgerald. "Potato flour is more difficult to work with than wheat flour, and it takes a little longer, but my dad is quite a baker." Every morning except Sunday, he creates nine different kinds of spudnuts, including glazed, cinnamon, chocolate and coconut, plus a few honeybuns, too. While the shop can seat 15 to 20 people, most customers stop by on their way to work. "I'd say 95 percent of what we do is take-out," Fitzgerald says. "But we do have a group of people who come in regularly... some have been coming in for 30 years." Lori and her sister Glenda, a nurse, have been helping out in the shop most of their lives. "I have gone off to school," Lori says, "but I came back. I like to work with my dad." Spudnut is open from 6 AM to 2 PM Monday through Friday and 6 AM to noon Saturdays. A dozen spudnuts will run you about $4.25, tax included. You can also quench your thirst with coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks or whole milk. SPUDNUT DONUTS 2311 E AVE. S # 5, PALMDALE, CA 93552 SPUDNUTS 4949 W SLAUSON AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90056 SPUDNUTS 4317 GLENCOE AVE C-19, MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292 SPUDNUTS 1884 E AVENUE J, LANCASTER, CA 93535 SPUDNUTS DONUTS 3001 S FIGUEROA ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90007 NEPENTHE, Highway #1, Big Sur, CA. 93920 (831) 667-2345 Fax: (831) 667-2394 Okay so there are not a lot of them but at least both coasts are covered. Yes, I am still in the Army after 21 years, only 15 are active duty though so 5 more until I can retire and rejoin the "civilian" population. Currently stationed in Indianapolis, but was lucky enough to be stationed in St. Louis during the home run race of '98 and the Super Bowl Championship of '00, it almost compares to winning a State Championship in Cross Country or Basketball. It has been fun reading over the past couple of weeks catching up on familiar names. To: Jamie Sims (79) No I have not played much golf lately, just scramblers. To: Jim Rice (75) and Brad Upton (74) Been on any recent runs up Flattop for candy bars and oranges? More to come later -Jay Schreiber (aka Flybait) (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Charlotte Carlson (52), Marvin McDonald (60), Fran Barker (64), Maren Smyth (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Carlson Terry (52) Re: Leaving Richland My memory of leaving Richland was in 1953, recently married my husband and I moved to Denver. Was hard to leave because all my family still lived there, but we have never moved back. Of course, come back a lot to visit - and that is good! -Charlotte Carlson Terry (52) ~ Prescott, AZ ******************************************** >>From: Marvin McDonald (60) Just a note to all of the Bombers to wish you all the very best of the holiday. I hope you all have a wonderful time with your friends and family and that this Thanksgiving will be one filled with warm and momentous occasions for you all. To: Larry Mattingly (60) Congratulations on your success in your business. I can't think of a better person to receive the award that you did. Considering the competition you had I would say that really you came out on top. God Bless you all. -Marvin McDonald (60) ******************************************** >>From: Fran Barker (64) Re: Woodshop To: Frank Whiteside (63) I'm a girl and I remember the tempest when I signed up for Columbia woodshop! & drafting! These classes were closed to girls because "boys swore in those classes, besides girls just went to school to meet a husband and after that their education is wasted". I argued and my mother argued but the school insisted on switching me to art classes, which is how I got to be the only sophomore in art classes that year when they were holding classes in a closet during remodeling. It probably would have been nice to have been allowed to take those classes because now I earn a living creating custom-built furniture for designers, but we grew up in a different era. -Fran Barker (64) ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) Re: Leaving Richland It happened the summer after I graduated from Col Hi and I still remember it like it was yesterday. Nine people (7 kids - 2 parents). G.E. transferred Dad and he chose to have us go by train to San Francisco where we visited his brother and then via train to L.A. where we visited with Mom's sister and other friends in the L.A. area - then via plane from L.A. to New Orleans. Our train left the Pasco depot at some god-awful time - it was dark - July was a time of long daylight hours so it had to be after 10pm - I'm thinking it was more like 2am, though. Maybe brother, Tim ('62), will correct me if he remembers the exact time. We had 13 pieces of checked luggage to get on the train, plus each one of us had our own little overnight bag with personal essentials - LOTSA luggage - and Dad was a nervous wreck trying to make sure EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY got on the train. There maybe 20 people at the train station to see the Smyths off and they all stood and waved to the train as we all looked out the train windows at our friends. :-( Picture this: ONE person, Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63), was standing behind the main group - facing our departing train - doing the 'swim' as the train pulled out. Since there is no picture of this, I keep it in my memory. Sad day. Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth (64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/20/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann (49), Mike Clowes (54), Loretta Ostboe (55), Vera Smith (58), Bob (Rooher) Loper (60) and Kathy Rathjen (66), Frazier Botsford (62), Helen Cross (62), Fran Barker (64), Patti Snider (65), Andy Ward (68), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Betti Avant (69), Tedi Parks (76), Teresa LaMear (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) Re: Christmas Open House To: All Bombers in the Seattle area on December 17th I cordially invite you to a "Bomber Christmas - Open House" at my house. Starting time 2:00 pm until whenever. One and all are welcome and if you know any Bombers who are not on the internet invite them also. If you are interested please e-mail me and I will give you address, directions and phone number. I am so anxious to meet some of you "youngsters". So much more fun reliving memories in person and much faster than typing. Even if you are just over for some Christmas shopping plan on dropping in and visiting. Happy Thanksgiving and hope I see some of you on the 17th. -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Maren Smyth (64) Maren; The train you caught was either the SP&S train to Portland, or (if you were taking the scenic route) the NP train to Seattle. Used to take the latter on occasion for visits to the "Emerald City", at least until I got my first car. It is not really fun leaving home when you are young. There are a lot of things you don't want to give up, like friends. And you don't really know what you are getting into at the other end. But it was probably fun when you did it, once the immediate memories faded. And on to other things: "The Mousetrap" closed last night, and the set came down. But all was happy in "Beaver" town, the Ducks lost. And a good time was had by all. At least the campus was still standing when I headed for home at about 1:30 AM. Forward to state with Bomber Basketball -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) Re: Remembering leaving Richland - in reverse!! After marrying my Bill from Pennsylvania our decision on which "country" to live in - Pennsylvania or Washington was decided after our trip the following summer to Pittsburgh. He saw (in l957) Pittsburgh through new eyes after being in Richland for a year; and I lost the urge to move to the "big city"... the steel mills were still in operation then and the smoke and dust were an extreme contrast to the clean air of the Tri- Cities. So our minds made up, and family visited, back we came to live another 14 years (and 2 children) in Richland before venturing away again. This time it was to move to Redmond, Oregon, where Bill taught school for his first year, and our 3rd child was born. After a year in Oregon, then back to Oakville, WA for about 4 years, Richland weather and atmosphere was beckoning again. Home in l975, we finished rearing our children and retired in Richland in l992. Roaming around in our 5th wheel was fun, but Richland was still our base, until we decided the cold winter wasn't for us... so now our home is Richland (add a "West" to that recently) and our 2nd home is Yuma... always an attachment there... So how many Bombers out there have tried to cut the apron strings, and realized they are not cuttable???!!! CHEERS -Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) Re: Leaving Richland I remember leaving Richland. Sam [Robbins (58-RIP)] had been transferred to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was July 19, 1968 and we drove away from my parent's house in 2 cars. I was crying so hard I could hardly see to drive. What a big adventure; excited and sad at the same time. We were sent to Calgary on a one year contract, however we stayed 16 years! Both my daughters, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren still live in Ontario, Canada. We then were transferred to Atlanta, GA. What a cultural shock. I grew up in Richland and had never lived anywhere else except Richland and then Calgary. Eighteen months later we're transferred to Dallas, TX! Then 8 months later Sam died at work. I then moved to Jacksonville, FL to be closer to my sister [June (63)]. THEN I came back to Richland for my class reunion in 1998; that was my downfall. I had to come back HOME, (which put me back in touch with SPUDNUTS!) Went back to Florida, put my house on the market, quit my job, packed my 2 cats in the car and drove from Florida to Washington in 3 days. After being gone for 30 years, it was good to come HOME. -Vera Smith Robbins (58) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Roohr) Loper (60) and Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) I'm so proud to announce the arrival of our grandson, Logan Lachlan Buchanan, born to our daughter Jenny Loper Buchanan (87) and husband Chad Buchanan on November 14, 2000. He was 7 weeks early, and weighed 3 pounds 9 ounces. There really is something at the end of the rainbow! He is beautiful, and progressing well. We will be announcing again in a month or so when our son Shane (89) and wife Kristin have their baby! -Bob (Roohr) Loper (60) and Kathy Rathjen Loper (66) ******************************************** >>From: Frazier Botsford (62) Re: Chief Jo Shop Teacher + I too was a "whapee", but not for horsing around (never got caught). Mr. *** (I don't remember his name either) was also a stickler for proper shop procedure. One day while working at the forge (can you believe it, a High School wood shop with a forge and *three* metal lathes in it... we were blessed), without a pair of goggles on, and got a cinder in my eye. After getting medical attention to remove the cinder, I was summarily "requested" to join him in the lumber room for my requisite stroke. It was a fraternity style paddle, complete with holes. I recall only getting one stroke, but that was more than enough. To: Linda Lester Rutkowski (62) Re: Richland Players Actually, it was Dianne (not Anne) Kornberg who played Anne Frank. I remember. I got to see her in every meeting, rehearsal, and show that this production had... You see, I was the guy on stage with her that got to kiss her. It was fun. My family was very involved in the Richland Players during the late 50s and early 60s. My father Ward Produced "the Diary of Anny Frank", younger brother Charles worked on the sound, and the whole fan damily worked on the set. Which, by the way, I have pictures of. Right here in the folder my mother saved of all the Richland Players stuff we did. I've got original programs for "The Diary..." (May '60) as well as "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (Nov '58), "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker" (Nov '59), "Three Men On A Horse" (Apr '59), and "Anniversary Waltz (Feb '60). I've also got (well duh) publicity photos of "Diary" along with reviews from the Columbia Basin News and the Tri City Herald. -Frazier Botsford (62) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) I want to wish all fellow Bombers a very thankful holiday season with friends and family close by. Thanksgiving is the toughest holiday not to be living close to family for me, for some reason. Every once in awhile over the years, it has worked out for me to spend Thanksgiving at "home" in the Tri-Cities, and I've always loved it, and considered it extra special when it worked out that way!! I can't describe the time I really left the Tri- Cities, although I've been gone from the Northwest since June, l968. I guess because I'm still not sure I won't be coming back "home" after all these years. Shalom, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ somewhere outside Cincinnati, OH ******************************************** >>From: Fran Barker (64) Re: Leaving home My ex-husband was already in Seattle working before I could sell the house, finish off my job, and Pack up 2 small children in '79. I still have a hard time looking at sunsets with all those trees in the way, but I've gotten used to "city" life. But my ex still claims I left heel marks all the way to Seattle. (Imagine I can go to a store and not recognize anyone here). -Fran Barker (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) I would like to take this time to wish all Bombers a blessed Thanksgiving. I know I have a lot to be thankful for, especially for all my helpers on the R2K Chili Feed :) I think of all of you and the R2K committee. I am thankful for all the Bomber friendships I have made out there in cyber space old and new. I am also thankful for Gary and Maren for this Alumni Sandstorm to make it possible! Blessings to all, -Patti Snider Miller (65) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Andy Ward Stewart (68) To: Jim Fowler (72) Yes, I remember your brother. If my memory serves me right, he was very quiet but also very nice. My sympathies go to you and your family. -Andy Ward Stewart (68) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Re: Schools today We have been having quite a discussion on this topic in THE SANDBOX. So I will limit my comments here to saying, yes, things certainly are different in student- teacher respect/relationship category these days. However, I am not sure that it's all just because we were innately more respectful in the 60s. A big part of it is that teachers today have their hands tied in so many ways. My sister has been teaching since 1964, everything from K through 12. She has taught 1st grade for many years now. It's remarkable to volunteer in her classroom and witness the changes, and just listen to her tell me about all the "new rules" that are generated each year. One of her fellow teachers kept a kid in from recess for disruptive behavior in the classroom one morning. The next day she got a note from the parent saying that she was NOT to deprive the child of recess ever again. The apparent outcome was that the teacher actually CANNOT keep that kid in for recess ever again, regardless of disruptive behavior. This is not a special needs child -- just your basic first grader who was having kind of a wild morning. Re: Russian Bistro in Richland AMAZING How is your brother, John Willox (72??) doing? I used to know him when he worked for the appliance company in uptown Richland on the Jadwin side near the laundromat. I remember when that was the location of National Bank of Commerce (NBofC), then known as Rainier Bank. For those of you out of town, you might be interested to know that it's now a Russian Bistro!! Can you imagine that back in the '50s and '60s in Richland???? -Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: shop class I remember in the 7th grade I took Home Economics (Mrs. Finch at Chief Joseph). We had a semester of cooking and a semester of sewing. There was one week we traded with the boys in wood shop class. We learned a bit about electricity and shop tools and the boys learned to cook. I am sure they didn't make any thing fancy in the kitchen and I know we didn't get the time to make anything with wood. Now Home Ec is called Consumer Science or something like that and it is co-ed. They teach - among other things - parenting and life skills. The times have changed. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Re: Leaving Richland... My husband, Blaine (74), was working at one of the WPPSS sites in the area when the contractor he was working for did not get renewed. It was 1981 and we left Richland and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Blaine was employed at the Zimmer Nuclear Power Plant. I gave up a good job working for the Dept. of Energy at the Federal Building (I had a great window office on the sixth floor!). From Cincinnati we moved to Cleveland, Ohio; San Clemente, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Augusta, GA; Benbrook, TX; back to Phoenix; and then back to TX. All the while, Blaine was working at various nuclear plants. It's been interesting to move around and meet different people. It got to the point that the nuclear industry provided a "family" of sorts where Blaine didn't have to send a resume anywhere... he would just call someone he knew, and he would have a job. Most everyone we met was aware of the "Hanford Reservation" where we were from. Once in a while, we would encounter an anti- nuclear person, and it made me tense knowing I would have to shut them down if they got too critical. The nuclear industry is how many of us buttered our bread, and there are those that don't understand the pride and loyalty people from "Hanford" have. Even now, when I try and explain the history of Richland to someone, they are amazed at the dynamics (the lettered cookie cutter houses is fascinating) of it all... some can't even believe we have "The Sandstorm". I wonder how many who have left Richland got their start, and still maintain jobs, in the nuclear industry? I don't remember feeling terribly bad as I left Richland... the money we were about to make made it easier, I suppose (when you're young and stupid, money talks). But now, since Blaine's death, I miss Richland more and more and hope to move back some day. While I've been away for 20 years, it remains "home" to me, and I still maintain good friendships with my in-laws, Frank and Roberta Teverbaugh, and my buddies, Carol Barnard (76), Julie White (76), Mike Davis (74), and the Ibatuans (74)... just to name a few. And, of course, I'll never turn loose of my bank account at GESA who has financed all my car loans over the last 25 years! -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) ~ Benbrook, TX ******************************************** >>From: Teresa LaMear Edie (80) To: Fran Barker (64) My daughter is in first year drafting at Kennewick High. Her and one other girl are the only females in the class! So times have changed sorta! She also gets to take an art class so she gets the best of both worlds. -Teresa LaMear Edie (80) ~ Kennewick, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/21/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Andrew Eckert (54), Larry Mattingly (60), Margo Compton (60), Gary Twedt (62), Tim Smyth (62), Linda Reining (64), JOhn Gile (66), Penny Mitchell (71), Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** ******************************************** CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS "A" House, "B" House, "F" House, "Y" House (Ranch) and Prefab PLUS Richland Bombers and Hanford Falcons For further info, go to Ornament Order Form ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Andrew Eckert (54) Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts We call things that frighten us "news" and have an insatiable appetite for it, while the things that should make us Grateful, Happy, Relaxed and Loving are referred to as .......? We rarely even talk about these things! That's amazing! The "news" is not real; Hugs are real! Love is what its all about. This Thanksgiving, focus on the world you have right at your fingertips. The "real" world is made up of friends and work, your cats and your hobbies. The "real" world is full of books, the crabgrass in the yard, and those darn dogs! The time you spend with your children and especially the grand children. Enjoy it, and take a moment to be thankful! -Andrew Eckert (54) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) To: All alumni and families in the NE WA and N ID area. Friday night November 24th is the Coeur d'Alene, ID annual Christmas lighting program. This year's fireworks will be by far the biggest ever for this event. We will be shooting from 3 barges at a time! If you are in the area.... don't miss the over 1200 shells in 7 minutes. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde (60) Re: Leaving Richland I remember it well. I had filed for divorce and decided to go to Texas where my brother and parents had moved. I packed what I could in my Starfire Oldsmobile Convertible, tossed my kids in on top, (had a 3 year old, a 4 year old and a 6 year old) and headed out, scared to death. Can remember backing out of the driveway. I had never been very far from Richland except on family vacations when I was small. My parents lived in Arlington, Texas, which is between Dallas and Fort Worth. The only directions I had was to take a certain expressway out of Dallas (I don't remember what one), but I hit Dallas on a Friday afternoon at 5:00. Bumper to bumper traffic. I stayed in the right lane so I would be able to exit when I saw the expressway I wanted. Guess what. I saw the expressway I needed, but it exited to the left and there was five lanes of traffic between me and the exit. I knew if I missed that exit, I would be lost in Dallas forever. I put my blinker on and five lanes of traffic slowed down enough for me to crossover and make the exit. Maybe it was because of my out of state license plate or the panic look on my face, but right then I thought maybe Texas wouldn't be so bad. And I was right. I have loved in living in Texas. Since I don't have anyone left in Richland, I don't get back too often. But I do make all my class reunions and love coming back home then. It is during that time, I do realize I miss Richland although I will probably never move back. -Margo Compton Lacarde (60) ~ San Antonio, TX ******************************************** >>From: Gary Twedt (62) Re: Chief Jo Shop Teacher As a fellow "whapee", I remember the Chief Jo wood shop teacher as Mr. (***) ***. During the first few minutes of each shop period, he held a brief classroom session. One day while he and the rest of the class was so occupied, Al Coffman (62) and I ran his "spat" board several times through the radial arm saw, reducing it to a pile of small blocks. Our combined effort over the next couple of weeks produced an acceptable hardwood replacement, complete with air- resistance-reducing-holes and a high-gloss finish. As the proud manufacturers of this tool of destruction, we were also the humbled recipients of it's maiden voyage. Ten spats each as I recall. Mr. *** spent most of one school year building a small cabin cruiser in the wood shop, did a nice job. BUT when the time came to take his project home, it was necessary to remove the cabin and a large block of windows from the West side of the shop to get it out. He hadn't anticipated the finished size of his craft. Knives, cannons and all sorts of (what would be extremely unacceptable today) handicrafts were produced in Mr. ***'s shop. Our 8th grade year was the first of a social experiment at Chief Jo, trading classrooms for two weeks between the wood shop and home economics classes. The girls learned to change a light bulb, etc. and the boys learned to bake a cake, etc. One of the cool things we discovered in the home-ec room was Vanilla, this stuff has 35 percent alcohol. You can drink it but it tastes like s***. -Gary Twedt (62) ~ Nampa, ID ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth (62) Re: Leaving Richland To: Maren Smyth (64) I seem to remember a big "going away" party with a band at Riverside Park a day or two before we left. -Tim Smyth (62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Yes, big brother. You are correct. The party was for us 3 "older" Smyth "kids" and several others who were moving that summer, too, but I can't remember who else. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Re: ... more about Spudnuts There is a shop in Fullerton, CA and also one in Santa Monica, CA on Venice Blvd. between LAX and Santa Monica. Re: leaving Richland Left in 1966 when I got married and he was stationed in Seattle - lived there for a year; he was transferred to Viet Nam, and I moved home. When he came home from Viet Nam, he was stationed at a lighthouse on Vashon Island and we lived there till 1970. Then, transferred to the Coast Guard station in Kennewick and came home, again. Left for good in 1971 when he was transferred to Astoria, Oregon and then transferred to Long Beach, CA. Have been in CA since 1974. Got divorced in 1975. Got a job and made CA "home". Remarried in 1976, and moved to Bakersfield in 1985. Divorced in '96 but stayed in Bakersfield as this is where my kids and grandkids are. In some ways it reminds me of Richland and "feels" like home. BUT, I will always be a "Richlander" at heart. Maren and Gary: Happy Thanksgiving -Linda Reining (64) ******************************************** >>From: John Gile (66) Re: Memory of Chief Jo My recollection of the Chief Jo teacher with the boards was *** ***. The first week of class was spent making our very own personal spat board. I remember one guy who made his with many holes and was quite aero- dynamically effective, which he found out not too long after he completed it. I do not remember ever having mine used (at least on me). I do remember that his class was always well-behaved and orderly. It is a shame that teachers today cannot discipline unruly kids resulting in disruptive classes. I also remember MISTER Piippo (NEVER used his first name that I recall). I was, apparently, one of his well behaved kids (all of us from Christ the King were in awe most of our 9th grade year at being able to even SPEAK in the school) so I was never made to talk to the ear. Also remember Mr. St. John in PE, Mr. Personetti (sp?) in Band/orchestra, although I hated those cheeky uniforms that were too small. (Also hated carrying my French Horn to and from Chief Jo all the way from 1329 McPherson, where I lived for 22 years. Envied the piccolo players a LOT). Does anyone else remember the rash of B*** threats toward the end of the school year in 1962? I remember one day getting 2 or 3 in a row... I believe that the perpetrator was discovered making the calls from the hall telephone across from the school office (not brilliant in many ways). -John S. Gile (66) ~ Bremerton, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [On the other hand, VERY brilliant -- IF ya WANTED to get caught!! -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Penny Mitchell True (71) To: Brad Upton (74) We really enjoyed your commentary on "The John Report" last Saturday night! Not only very funny but very true. Was the Ephrata joke yours? We have watched "Almost Live" since the days of Ross Schaffer now The John Report with Bob"... you are a great addition to the cast. -Penny Mitchell True (71) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Great to hear from you and if you don't make it to "Blaine 3", have a great holiday season. I don't know if you were using the word critical in a nuclear sense because its a good play on words. Working in the nuclear industry you do hear a lot of negative though. You should not call your self young and stupid. I just use the movie Animal House quote of "Son, that's no way to go through life: fat, drunk and stupid." or something like that. -Greg Alley (73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/22/00 ~ Anniversary of the day JFK was shot. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Rose Boswell (61), Shirley Sherwood (62), Perry Moore (63), Tony Sharpe (63), Jim Vach (64), Linda Reining (64), Len Rediske (66), Lesley Wood (66WB), Bill Kaas (67), Dennis Wallace (68), Mike Howell (68WB), Steve Piippo (70), Dan Ham (72), Brad Upton (74), Mike Davis (74), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** OK! OK! I've been editing the Chief Jo Shop teacher's name. Previous entries knew it and now you will, too. Read on... -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** Dawson Richards (now "Tux Shop") will be selling "Nuke 'Em" tee's from now on - in Large, X-large and up only, it appears... :o) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Re: Leaving Richland. Hum now I get a lump in my throat and my eyes tear up. Miss it a lot sometimes. But you know home is where the heart is and my hearts are here with me in Everett. But when I do come to visit things haven't changed so much and it still looks like home to me. I hope the people that still live in the area come to our reunion. I noticed at the class of '60 the locals didn't come. You are the people we want to see. Don't worry how you look, or how many times you've been married or whatever. There is always someone who wants to just see you. Like me for instance. My friend Beth Hamby came up a couple of weeks ago to see me and it was great. We found one of our other friends Rachel Turk living in Hansville, so went to visit her, too. It was a soothing of the soul for me. So now all of you know how soft hearted I am so come to our reunion. I miss you guys. Rose -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) To: Gary Twedt (62) I beg your pardon. Girls didn't learn "how to change a light bulb". We learned how to make an extension cord, which is a very useful thing to know, thank you very much! -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ******************************************** >>From: Perry Moore (63) Re: CJ Shop Teacher's Name Seems only fair that we give the Chief Joe shop teacher a name instead of **** if my memory is correct, his name is "Mr. Reese" (Hope the spelling is correct) -Perry Moore (63) ******************************************** >>From: Tony Sharpe (63) Re: Another Chief Jo Shop Tattoo Victim To: Frazier Botsford (62) It seems to me that your cinder in the eye was the reason that I too became a "whappee". After your incident, the rule was, "anyone caught in the forge area without goggles would receive a swat". Well as luck would have it I was loitering near the forge area, and a classmate asked me a question, I stepped over the yellow line that marked the "forge area" to answer the question, and a beloved classmate blurted out "Sharpe's in the forge area without goggles'. Mr. **** said "Sharpe, to the lumber room", and the rest is well documented. One just knew that when the door closed, those closest to the area scurried like rats to a cheap meal, to hear the wood meet my hiney. As I recall, some of us actually were dumb enough to have made paddles to use as Sergeant at Arms during sports events. We even drilled holes in those two handed weapons, so that no cushion of air would become trapped between the lumber and the whappee, thus lessening the sting of justice. Unfortunately for some, they were asked to chose to between Mr. ***'s paddle, and their own creation. Why can't we remember the shop teacher's name. I can see him like it was yesterday. He was mostly bald, not too tall, but thick in the shoulders, and he had a huge ring of keys on his waist somewhat like ol Andy Anderson at Col-Hi. To: Frank Whiteside (63) Seems to me, that the rumor was that Jim "Pitts" always wore Levi's and had a thick wallet to protect his backside, or was that you? Re: Leaving Richland For my family it was the early summer of 1963, probably late June. We had disposed of or stored many of our possessions, and sold the 1962 Pontiac Tempest to Mr. Sawyer the Col-Hi physics teacher. My mother, brother and I boarded a West Coast Airlines DC 3 at the old Pasco Airport for a flight to Eugene, Or., then on to San Francisco for a series of flights half way around the world to Pakistan. Hey Pitts, Were you there to "Swim" us off like you did for Maren? -Tony Sharpe (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Vach (64) Re: leaving Richland I haven't lived in Richland since 1965. I have never left. My parents (RIP) are there, and most important my wonderful sister Katie Vach Grothe (66) lives in Kennewick, but very near the border. Just like my parents said that New York was "home" for the 40 years that they lived in "Richland land", so also is it that in this important way, Richland (well, West Richland) is still home. Happy Thanksgiving (to everyone except the Turkey, and "you know who you are"). -Jim Vach (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: fireworks in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Do you also do the ones that they have their for the 4th of July? My mom lives in Priest River, Idaho and we have gone to Coeur d'Alene and watched the fireworks display out on the lake. Is that yours? It is absolutely breathtaking! Great Job!!!!!!! Am sure your Holiday display will be just as wonderful! -Linda Reining (64) ******************************************** >>From: Len Rediske (66) Re: Chief Jo Shop teacher's name Hi everyone I went to Chief Jo from 1960 to 1963, and took Metal Shop and Electronics from Mr. Reese. I never was graced with the well known paddle, and had quite a good time in his classes. He was quite a 'by the book' kind of guy. But, he had to be, with so many of us kids in each of his classes being around all of that dangerous equipment. I had been reading quite a few of the Sandstorm entries over this past week, and no one had remembered his name. See ya -Len Rediske (66) ~ Vancouver, WA ******************************************** >>From: Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) Re: Leaving Richland/Coming back My family and I left Richland in 1962, the summer my brother, Ed, graduated from high school. I remember the two-tone station wagon (push button gears) being loaded up and coins being tossed over who was going to get to sit by the window. My younger sister Francie and I would no doubt squabble anyway. Boo, our 2 year old sister, would sit up front on my mom's lap. Then friends of Ed's began dropping by. I remember this happening as some kind of silent accumulation of smiling zombies who had taken wrong turns and come to find one another in the same time zone. I was 14 years old on the outside looking in, and that's the way it was. It didn't seem planned - but of course it must have been. They all sat down in a big circle on the front lawn and began laughing and joking, until my parents said it was time to go. It must have been very sad/special for Ed. I had just reached my peak in competitive swimming, and was looking forward to our move to California where I knew the big swimmers were. I was excited with the prospect of "going some place" with this move. I remember my mom hugging her dear friend, Nikki Wheeler, goodbye and trying to hide her tears. The last thing I remember of Richland was the new cemetery we drove past on the way out of town, and my mom commenting about it to my dad. And then it was California, where I eventually forgot for many years that I ever lived in a town called Richland. A few years ago, I started wanting to remember. I went so far as to write the occupants of our old house on the corner of Raleigh and Richmond Blvd. and asked to visit. A lovely octogenarian couple living there invited me to spend a night in my old bedroom. That was about 5 years ago. I hardly slept that night spent looking out the bedroom window, touching its cold metal sash again, trying to put myself back at a time watching snowflakes illuminated by the street lamp on the corner. I couldn't do it all -couldn't put it back together again the way it was and sit calmly by. Surprising things tripped me up - like the bathroom fixtures being there and the same. The handles on the kitchen cabinets. Such silly things, I never would have guessed to trigger in me such awe and excitement. I'm left painfully suspended - all too much to take on in one night. But Sandstorm has been a dream come true -making it easier, coming as it does in small doses. This weekend I took my 12 year old daughter to a basketball court near our house. Shooting baskets with her, the ball in my hand, I remembered the enormous gray wall behind Spalding school I used to bounce balls off of ad infinitum. The echoes of those balls. I'm 52 and now thinking I didn't get enough of that. The next best thing has happened though. And that is discovering that there are alot of people I hadn't known existed who understand what I'm talking about when I talk like this (and, if anybody has a take on the kitchen cabinet handles, I'm interested). -Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) ~ Singapore ******************************************** >>From: Bill Kaas (67) Hi Strangers, Got the info for the website from my sister Karen Kaas (64). Have been in touch with Rick Maddy (67) in Maui. So is there anyone else out there? I am still in Anchorage and have been for the past 27 years. Am currently on sick leave from the Police Department and will be facing retirement soon. Would like to get in touch with Mike Fowler if anyone has his info. I would appreciate it being passed along. -Bill Kaas (67) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Wallace (68) Re: Mr. St. John To: John Giles (66) I seem to remember St. John taught Speech. As a matter of fact I think you were in the same class as me. Why I remember I don't know. I liked St. John. Back to Mr. Piippo, I had him in Health and B-ball. I remember his stare, like he couldn't understand how I couldn't understand what he wanted me to do. He was a great coach, very direct and with a great sense of humor. Anybody remember the hat you had to touch before each game???? -Dennis Wallace (68) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell (68WB) Hi group; I have been reading and laughing for a few days that nobody can remember the Chief Jo shop teacher's name. Correct me if I am talking about someone different but I believe the person of whom you speak so kindly of was Mr. Reese. The Mechanical Drawing room Door was in the Back corner of the Shop Class and Mr. Barnard the drafting teacher/summer mailman. (Not Mr. B. [Bernard]) used to come in and interrupt class all the time to talk privately to Mr. Reese and he had to try to remember what he was saying and doing before hand. I also remember the day that Mrs. (Vera) Edwards came into class with a sack of stuff she found in the field under the bleachers and they took Phillip Coffman and a couple other people to the office because of the 6 pack of beer that was found. I had Mr. Lane in the 6th grade at Jason Lee and for Home Room 7th grade at Chief Jo. I have heard he committed suicide in Pullman. Can anybody verify that? I'm still looking for Terry Johns (69), Becky Zielinski, Patty Zielinski (70) Phillip Coffman and a few other lost souls if anyone knows there where abouts. Feel free to email me directly. For you car buffs, I work part time at a little known old wrecking yard get hold of me sometime. Mike. -Mike Howell (68WB) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Gary Twedt (62) Shop teachers were Reese and Richards. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham (72) Re: Shop teacher at Chief Jo Wasn't the shop teacher at Chief Jo a one Mr. Richards? I remember making a water ski in his class. He taught wood shop as well as the fundamentals in sheet metal and electrical. I remember him as being a great guy. Taught us how to make a candy dish out of a block of wood by scooping out the wood in the middle and cutting a basic form out of that block of wood. Got to use a band saw and everything!! -Dan Ham (72) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) To: Penny Mitchell True (71) Re: The John Report You caught me! Yes, that Ephrata joke was mine. Thanks for watching the show. We tape on Friday nights at the KIRO studio. If anyone ever wants to watch a live taping, let me know. Tickets are free and Bombers will get VIP status (you wait in the lobby, not outside). Go Bombers! -Brad Upton (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Yea, me too, I remember leaving! In 1960 the family packed up all our belongs and left the little white precut on Willard. Began the trek into the unknown. Landed on Tinkle Street and the rest is history! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Extra Columbians Gary Behymer (64) mentioned extra Columbians Give Aways..... Great Idea! Anyone having an extra class of 1978 Columbian that would like to find a new home, please let me know. I'm looking for one for my brother, Walter "Gordy" Edgar (78). -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from November 21, 2000 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~ Richland ~ Diane Beden ~ Class of 1980 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/23/00 ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Mike Clowes (54), Larry Mattingly (60) Jay Siegel (61), John Adkins (62), Marianne Matthews (63) Patty de la Bretonne (65), Betti Avant (69), Rick Polk (70) Steve Piippo (70), Larry Stone (71), Mike Hultman (72) Cathy Lemler (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Ralph Myrick (51) I just read where you talked to Hank Struck (51) and he is living in Idaho. You mention that his twin sister Sue lives in Kent, WA. They are not twins as Sue graduated in 1953 with me and was our '53 Valedictorian. Sorry. Re: Mr. Piippo - Coach of Chief Joe I used to go over and watch some basketball games in the early 50s when they were the powerhouse of the junior high conferences. I remember when around 1955 he had one of the best basketball teams for a junior high I ever saw. At that time on the team was Norris Brown (57), CW Brown (58), John Meyers (58), David Richardson and I can't remember all the others on the team. They were so much better than the rest of the junior highs, but Carmichael was a second to these guys. All but David Richardson played for Dawald as Sophomores when they came into the high school. The large crowds were there every home game as many of the Bomber fans went and saw them even before they got to RHS. Carmichael had Pat Crook (58), Tom Tracy (55), Jim Castleberry (58) and others who went on to the varsity for the Bombers. Those were excellent teams and they played the running game with Piippo. Re: By Meyer - owner of By's Burgers For the people who attended the club 40 reunion in l999, By and Glenna Mae were the honored guests of the reunion. He was such a part of the students in the fifties in Richland everybody liked the man. I learned from a former class mate that By's youngest son was killed two weeks ago in Seattle area. It was freakiest accident and he fell about 70 feet to his death. So for all of the students who made By's a second home in those days, if you want to send a card to the Mr. & Mrs. Byron Meyers [address deleted for Meyers' privacy - contact Marilyn and she'll give it to you]. I am sure they would appreciate it. Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: 11/22/63 Not a pleasant day in American history. No matter what your personal feelings about any president, it is most distressing to have your neighbor knock on the door and tell you to turn your radio on. And you hear the news that Kennedy had been shot. Then, in preparation for a memorial service, your Italian barber asks if you know who was behind this atrocity (and he never heard of Oliver Stone). You have to explain to him that Americans don't plot to kill their leaders, that it is usually some nut case. On that day, I wished I was somewhere else. But rather than remember those dark days, I recommend you go back to the issue of November 21st, inst., and reread Andrew Eckert's ('54) note. Keep the faith, and Bombers will rule -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) To: Linda Reining (64) Thanks for the compliment. Yes we do the Coeur d'Alene 4th of July as well as virtually all of the Northern Idaho and northeast Washington displays. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) Re: Thanksgiving On this Thanksgiving Day, 2000, I feel it necessary to give thanks to some very special people: Gary, Maren, and Richard. The work that they do to help each of us stay in contact deserves our thanks. I know of no other school that has the kind of support that these three give to us. Additionally, I am thankful for those that share their memories, helping all to be able to remember that precious time spent at Columbia/Richland High School! To all, happy Thanksgiving. -Jay Siegel (61) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: Chief Jo I'm happy someone finally got Jack Rees figured out - now wasn't it Leonard Sauer in the "Mech Drawing" room? As long as we're at - I Tee off just about every day at 8:15 am at Horn Rapids golf course with a whole group of "good old Richland boys (ret)" and one of my favorite partners is - are you ready for this one - Ken Russell, algebra and math at "old Chief Jo". Funny how his golf swing still looks like he might be swinging a paddle. To: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) I'm glad you got that light bulb - extension cord thing straightened out - I was afraid someone would come up with one of those tacky - "How many girls does it take to change a light bulb things" NOT ME of course - I was just concerned. -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Marianne Matthews Wood (63) Re: Chief Jo Shop Teacher To: Gary Twedt (62) I don't know you Gary, so I will take light heartedly your comment about the girls and guys changing from shop to Home Ec, that the girls learned to change light bulbs, having not put the word "only" in front of light bulbs. HOWEVER, I remember fondly exchanging places getting to go to shop and do something other than cooking and sewing. I remember very well learning how to wire a light plug and to put in new electric boxes and wire them correctly - we got to solder and that was cool! I enjoyed it thoroughly and still use those skills but then I also still cook and sew as well. I think it would be neat if switching of classes still happened so gals would feel more at ease doing repairs. My husband Ken, (Wood '61) trying to be understanding with me while I struggle with tools, power and otherwise, says "if a guy was doing that job, he would do it this way" as I fight with the job at hand wanting to do it myself. I find using power tools fun, kind of like a woman Tim Taylor but my building skills are lacking, so is my resolve to fix something if it doesn't go well, so I'm very thankful for my fix-it husband - only a partial feminist, I guess. As always, thanks for the memories. Marianne Matthews Wood (63) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Why are we leaving out the shop teacher's name? ok, my memories of Mr. Piippo-- In Health class I remember he asked us to write a paper on our "Philosophy of Life". Well I really didn't know at all what that meant. I felt stupid asking him to explain, and only understood a little better after he did. There was something about him I liked even though he scared me. I think it was his unusual sense of humor, and I think I understood that he was not really scary but a good man, but of course since he was the TEACHER and I was a little chicken girl, I couldn't enjoy him. I have known some like him as an adult and deal with them better now and enjoy. Thanks for the memories. -Patricia de la Bretonne (65) ~ Seattle, WA ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Turkey Day greetings I would like to extend Turkey Day greetings to all the Bombers out there - gobble, gobble. I have a co- worker whom I found out just yesterday is going to Yakima for the holidays. I told her if she passed by Richland to wave as she passes through. I am not sure which route they are taking. You all have a good day. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** >>From: Rick Polk (70) Re: Nov. 22, 1963 I remember the day well, as it was my Birthday. I was in 5th grade at Sacajawea Elementary, in Mr. Gallagher's class. A day that will always be remembered by me. -Rick Polk (70) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Gary Twedt (62) Leonard Sauer had the tapered bat with holes. Carl Schleer had the six foot long blue and gold stripped paddle. I remember after school at 2:35... yeeeooowww! Carl did well and is happily retired. A great mentor and former RHS history teacher. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Larry D. Stone (71) Happy Thanksgiving to all you Richland Bombers. -Larry D. Stone (71) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Hultman (72) Hello Sandstorm Faithful, Long Time Reader, First Time Writer... Re: Mr. Piippo To: Dennis Wallace (68) and all other Mr. Piippo fans Dennis, As a player, I certainly remember Mr. Piippo's infamous hat. Each player had to touch this hat as we left the locker room and ran onto the floor to start the game. No exceptions, the hat was intended to bring the team and each player good luck, the tradition was always upheld. Along the same lines, his other requirement was for someone to make the last shot of the team's warm-up period prior to the start of the game or start of the second half. Once, someone took the last shot (which failed to drop) and then headed to the team huddle to begin the second half. Since all of the players were now in the huddle awaiting directions, he promptly instructed a student manager onto the floor to make a lay-up before we could break the huddle and resume the game. Even today, as a youth basketball coach, I'm guilty of this requirement and insist that one of my players make the last shot! Another Mr. Piippo trait, which I still use to this day, is to actually pull players by their practice jerseys across the floor to get them into the right positions on the court. Today, I'll stop my practice, go to the player who is in the wrong spot, then employ my best Mr. Piippo deep voice imitation and say something like I used to hear, "No Hultman, how many times have I told you, over here, you're supposed to be over here!" In his classroom, I think that everybody has covered them all (the talking ear, the aircraft wing, the movies, etc.) with the exception of my personal favorite (again in the infamous deep voice), "Check your chair!" When the bell rang at the end of class, each of our wooden desktops had to be inspected prior to our departure. At precisely the right moment the command would be executed to the entire class, "Check your chair!" Students would lift their personal books in order to permit the brief inspection. His trusty 18-inch ruler was always in his hands during the inspection, just in case someone was foolish enough to autograph one of his desks! The underlying message regarding this gentleman is clear. He truly cared about his students and players. The fundamentals and discipline of the game of basketball that he taught me I'm now repeating to the young men of a small Indiana town. Mike Hultman (72) ~ Batesville, IN ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Cathy Lemler Dunnum (74) Date: Tue Nov 21 10:52:51 2000 Would love to hear from you guys. Does anyone know where I could reach Linda Olson Walton? Last contact I had with her, she was living in Davis, California. -Cathy Lemler Dunnum (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/24/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Ken Ely (49), Gail Cyphers (62), Kim Watson (62), Peg Sheeran (63), Linda Reining (64), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) Re: Leaving Richland November 20, 1950 was the beginning of a new life for the three of us, Dick Schultz (49), Jack Lowrey (49) and me. We had just joined the Air Force and went by train to Portland where we were inducted on Wed, Nov 22. We left Portland that evening for the 3-day train trip to San Antonio, TX. There were nine of us but since I was in charge (first to be inducted), I had the tickets as well as the meal tickets. We had 3 lowers, 3 uppers and a drawing room. Of course we three kept the drawing room for the 3 nights. The next day was Thanksgiving so for the first time we were away from home on Thanksgiving. Now, every Thanksgiving, my thoughts always go back to that day, now 50 years ago. -Ken Ely (49) ~ Orangevale, CA ******************************************** >>From: Gail Cyphers (62) To: John Adkins (62) John, You're right. The Mechanical Drawing was taught by Leonard Sauer. I took the class in 9th grade at Chief Jo and learned a great deal from him at a time when I was bound and determined not to learn anything from anyone if I could help it. He was a good teacher. It was a rowdy group but he kept us under control for the most part. He also had a Volkswagen beetle that he drove to school. He eventually painted it black with orange spots as well as painting antennae coming out from the head lights. It looked like a lady bug with wheels. Considering the Volkswagen was still a pretty unique car in those days it really stood out. A good indication of his type of humor. One afternoon, several of us (Sid Cowin, myself, Steve Schell and the rest of whom I can't remember) lifted his car from the parking lot onto the grass where thought insects really belonged. I Think he knew who was involved but he was very cool about it and never gave us any grief. A good guy. Thanks for the memory jog. -Gail Cyphers (62) ~ Colorado Springs, CO ******************************************** >>From: Kim Watson Kahl (62) Re: More stupid memories: I remember being sent home by Mr. Haag to change my skirt because it was "too short". The test was to stand on the floor on your knees... if your skirt didn't touch the floor, it was too short... I remember walking down the hall and having my dress unzipped all the way down the back by a very tall, silly boy whose name I won't mention... I remember leaving school in Dean Anson's (62) old black ford and all of us having to help push it back up the hill because it couldn't make it... I remember drivers ed and being a passenger in the car driven by a girl (whose name I can't remember) who was practicing backing up while looking in the rear view mirror... not what Art Dawald had in mind as he slammed on the brakes causing the car to lurch violently almost onto the curb and hollered at her that he didn't ever ride in cars with people who didn't look back at where they were going... I remember Tom Knudsen grabbing me by the ear and hauling me into his office for a "talk" something which for him was quite a feat since my ear was a long way up from his reach... I remember lazy summers floating all day on an air mattress in the Columbia working on my tan... (It is around 20 degrees here in Bend and that thought warms my bones). I remember Robb Abrams (62) singing that Del Shannon song, Little Runaway or something like that... in a high pitched voice, at a party at Kathy Lamb's (62) house and we all laughed until we were sick to our stomachs. Re: Leaving Richland Another memory was when I left Richland. It was an exciting occasion... going away to WSU and a new place. Leaving WSU to go the UW was even better. Although my mom and sister still live in Richland, I am very happy to live elsewhere... unlike most of the writers who have expressed their fondness for Richland, I never felt at home there... I love the mountains and evergreen trees, be they pine or fir and truly love living in Bend, Oregon. Boo Hiss to me for being such an expatriot. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving... I am having a vegan turkey complete with the usual trimmings... just doing my part to save a turkey. -Kim Watson Kahl (62) ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) To: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Guess I'm showing how computer illiterate I am, but I hesitate to register for anything like this, Gary, if I'm going to receive any more unsolicited e-mail. (Already receive about a dozen unwanted messages a day.) Don't understand what "cookies" are, but would there be a chance of businesses tapping into our e-mail addresses with this? -Peg Sheeran Finch (63) ~ Omak, WA ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Happy Thanksgiving! Things I am thankful for: family, friends, and growing up in a small town where people knew how to be fair and kind and treated one another with respect. Now, if we could just get the country back on the right track. ;) -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Happy Thanksgiving to All! We have so much to be thankful for, don't you think? My son Nicholas and I will be having our yearly ham today-- once a year whether we need it or not! -Patricia de la Bretonne (65) ~ Seattle, WA ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Rick Polk (70) Rick, I'll bet you were in 6th grade when Kennedy was shot. It was my birthday as well. Just passing out cupcakes at Jason Lee, Mrs. Joyce's 5th grade class when the news came over the intercom. I'll never forget her reaction. Living in the Dallas area I've been to Dealy Plaza too many times to count. every time I go it's still like a movie playing out in my mind, so vivid an image. Everyone knows exactly where they were, and what they were doing when the news broke. Happy two days after your birthday. -Brad Wear (71) ~ Richardson, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~ Richland ~ Kathy Walsh ~ Class of 1962 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Brusie (51), Mike Clowes (54), David Douglas (62), Tim Smyth (62), Kerry Forsythe (64), Vickie Andersen (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) To: Mike Hultman (82) (Indiana Coach) Mike! I was on a ski lift at Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR several years ago, and a young man introduced himself, and I asked him if if he by any chance was from Richland, and he said yes, Why do you ask?. I told him one of my best friends growing up was Ray "Lefty" Hultman (47). The young man's first name escapes me, but could this have been you. He said that yes Ray Hultman was his father. If so please tell him hello for me. -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Well, here it is the day after Thanksgiving, and I have just returned from a work-out at the gym. Never saw so many guys there in the morning. Guess they all felt like I did, gotta work off that turkey. Why is it that we seem to gorge ourselves on Thanksgiving? And why must there be at least two of everything on the table? Maybe there is method to this madness. If there is two of everything, there isn't enough room for people to sit an eat. No, it doesn't work out that way. At any rate, 3/4 of my son's showed up, along with assorted grandchildren, and all seemed well. And the day was finished off with a rousing game of Monopoly. Oldest grandson present was the big winner when we decided to call it quits. Hope that everyone's holiday was pleasant and restful, and not too much stress was laid on the cooks. Who knows, perhaps by Christmas we'll know what happened in Florida. In watching a re-run of "The Daily Show", Louis Black summed it up rather nicely by saying that perhaps the voters were sending a message: "We don't want either of these guys!" But I had best get off this track before Maren exiles me to THE SANDBOX. I was curious about this "" deal myself. It may be that it would open our e-mail addresses to a lot more junk mail. Bad enough wasting good trees to print it up and mail it out, now they want to take up space in my computer. Then, I asked myself if it was really necessary when we Bombers have our own site and through this Alumni Sandstorm and even THE SANDBOX we can keep track of one another. On the other hand, like so many of my generation, I spent several years in a different school system before coming to Richland, and it might be nice to get in contact with those I knew before. Keep the spirit moving and Bombers will go on to state! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Well, it wasn't, but it was another site very much like it where Gary Behymer (64) first found me about 4 years ago. We had both registered. Gary wrote to me and the rest (in including the Sandstorm and THE SANDBOX) is history. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) Hello. I'm new to this, having just discovered the RHS alumni web pages. If anyone remembers me, I'd be surprised. I lived a rather quiet existence at Col Hi. My only claim to fame was being the first sophomore ever allowed on the Sandstorm Staff (thanks to a recommendation by my ninth grade English teacher). Rosann Benedict (63) was the second, I know. My clearest memories of my high school years are of my girlfriends, I'm afraid, and they're intensely personal. I was saddened to learn that the only two girls I ever kissed in high school are deceased. If anyone ever sees Diane Zelly, commend her on her good luck. I recall Christmas reunions of the 10th grade "fast English class" after we were disbanded for causing the teacher such headaches (the only time I ever remember getting sent to the office). I attended Marcus Whitman Elementary, and Carmichael Jr. High. I remember having class at Carmichael in a Quonset hut across the street from the school. Freezing cold in winter (we usually ended up in the cafeteria) and miserably hot in the summer. We used to stuff paper in the key-hole so they couldn't open the door. I've been out of touch having lived in Hawaii for 32 years. Loved it there. I was tall in Hawaii. I'm short here on the Mainland (moved to Arizona in January). Had a hard time finding girlfriends shorter than I was in high school. I spent a summer in Hawaii during college. Japanese girls are absolutely beautiful. I married one. Have a son, daughter, one grand-son another grand-something due next April. I'm going to spend tomorrow playing games with 24 teenage girls who adore me. Of course, it helps that they're locked up in a detention center for 6-12 months, and I take them donuts and sodas when I go visit. I'm a researcher with the Arizona Dept. of Juvenile Corrections. One of them always appoints herself my "escort" when we go to lunch, seats me (next to her), brings me my tray, generally gets into trouble talking to me (they aren't supposed to talk during meals - can you image 24 teenage girls eating in total silence?). It's good to be the King! If anyone remembers me, I'd love to hear from you. -David Douglas (62) ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth (62) Re: Kathy Walsh (62-RIP) Sorry to read about Kathy's passing. I have only fond memories of her and pass along my condolences to her friends and family. -Tim Smyth (62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY ******************************************** >>From: Kerry Forsythe (64) Re: Annuals To Gary Behymer (64) Gary: I would be interested in obtaining a 1964 Columbian if one ever pops up. I didn't get one when they were issued. -Kerry Forsythe (64) ******************************************** >>From: Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) Re: Leaving Richland I do remember leaving Richland after graduating. Moved to Seattle with some fellow Bombers and quickly discovered how ill-prepared I was for life in the 'Real World'. Have been back only twice in the past 20 years since my mother passed away. My old house on Birch looks so different. I do believe the back yard shrunk! lol Several moves across the country and back and two sets of twins later I am now in God's country - Alaska, and loving it. To: Bill Kaas (67) Don't know if you remember me or not. As I recall I had a terrible 'crush' on you in junior high. I was surprised to see your entry the other day and find that you are in Anchorage. I'm in the Valley near Big Lake. My 20 year old twin daughters both live in Anchorage. Have found several Bombers up here. Thanks again to Maren and Gary for keeping us in touch with each after all these years. -Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) ~ Big Lake, AK *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/26/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Helen Cross (62), Peg Sheeran (63), Gary Behymer (64), Bill Didway (66), Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: David Douglas (62) Hi David, Of course I remember you from Carmichael and High School. I shared the cold Quonset huts with you (and lots of other 7th graders, if I remember it right.) I remember you telling me you had moved to Hawaii, and I always wanted to try to do a house swap with you, but somehow it never worked out for us. (Arizona for Indiana sounds good too, but I don't know if either place is that good in the summer.!!) I remember lots of other things too, one that I always thought you were much smarter than I was. Your current interest in Juvenile Corrections sounds very interesting to me, as a part of social work. Right now I'm enjoying being a queen of sorts to my preschool classes. Welcome to our home-site!! Nothing like it. To: Tim Smyth (also 62) I scan this [Alumni Sandstorm] almost daily, but somehow I missed reading of Kathy Walsh's [62] death. I too offer my condolences to her family and friends. Her bright and sunny disposition will be missed by those who knew her, I'm sure. I remember her sunny outlook all these 38+ years later. Shalom, -Helen Cross Kirk (also 62) ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) Re: Living in the valley (Mat-Su, I assume)... To: Vickie Andersen Simmons (67) Then you must not live far from Wasilla, where my sister, Sally Sheeran Heath (58) lives. Her daughter, Sarah Palin, is mayor of Wasilla. They've been up there about 36 years. Think Sarah was "Miss Big Lake" (?84). Beautiful country. -Peg Sheeran Finch (63) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Answering several questions concerning site. Yes... if you sign in/up you will receive a 'cookie'... but you can always disable a 'cookie'. I hate to tell you this but many of the URLs that you visit with drop a 'cookie' on your computer. Yes... you might get some 'spam' but it's very easy to delete! I have sent all of you an individual message concerning the site. At my last look, 144 [new] of you have signed in there... [1758 TOTAL Bombers] Great! Several weeks from now, I will go thru the site and check it against the individual Richland e-mail sites and contact those registered in but not in a Richland site... that's how many are added! [Note to Gary: Was doing that very thing the other day. Began looking at Class of '44 and was sending a note to each one that I didn't have on my list. I was getting ready to send something to somebody from class of '55 and cut me off! Wouldn't let me send any more messages (They called them "Hi Notes") "in one 24-hour period - to avoid abuse", so there IS a limited bit of protection from anybody getting our e-mail addresses from that site in particular. In fact, we can't even SEE the e-mail address of the person we are sending a "Hi Note" to -- not from the site anyway. -Maren] What did I learn about our Richland Bomber e-mail sites? (;-( Maybe 25 to 33% of all of the email addresses have "gone bad". Those people either wanted out of 'Bomberville' or forgot to inform the 'webmaster' of the change. Hopefully they are not lost for another 25 years! -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway (66) Re: Leaving Richland Having received a "pre-induction physical" notice from Uncle Sam, and friends and neighbors (thank you all) I could see that my senior trip was already planned for me. I don't remember how it came about but Alan Stephens (66) and I joined the Navy under the 120 delay program. We did not have to go to boot camp till just after Thanksgiving as I recall. We rode a bus up to Spokane to the regional induction center then I had my the first plane ride of my life. It was a twin engine plane that flew us to Portland. We left in a heavy windstorm which seemed to toss that plane up and down a thousand feet at a time. I kept the seat belt on the whole flight. Once I found out what the little round air outlet above each seat was I turned it on wide open trying to fight off the air sickness I was feeling. It got so bad that nearly every young enlistee, including me, wrapped their lips around that little round thing trying to suck as much air as possible. I will never forget the relief I felt once we landed in Portland. Flying still makes me uneasy. I had my birthday and Christmas in boot camp. Alan and I came home on boot leave in March of 1967. Even though I had thought the food was horrible I had gained 20 lbs. I don't think Alan has changed at all since graduation and he spent 22 years in Navy eating that food. -Bill Didway (66) ~ Sedro Woolley, WA ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) Ray Juricich inspired lots of JV Bombers and also had a gift for boiling it down. Ray would say, "Boys, you just got to play basketball" or "Boys, you aren't playing basketball," and most true "Boys, score 70 points and you win." -Steve Piippo (70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/27/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ANNOUNCEMENT Everyone wish DAVID RIVERS (65) a happy birthday today. David, you gonna be 65 or is that your graduation year?? NO??? We all know better. David is now FIFTY-FOUR!!! Happy Birthday, David!!!!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** 6 Bombers sent stuff: Grace DeVincentis (50WB), Ann Bishop (60), Pete Overdahl (60) David Douglas (62), Gary Behymer (64), Pam Ehinger (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Grace DeVincentis Spice (50WB) Re: Susan Clifford Petersen ('??) Hi Maren Just wanted to pass along some info about a graduate of Col. High or Richland High. Susan Clifford Petersen class of 73 or 74?? She has been on a kidney list for over a year now and the night before Thanksgiving she was called from Seattle and had 6 hrs. to get there as they had a kidney for her. So, in the morning she underwent a successful 6 hr. kidney and pancreas transplant. She is at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. Her father tells me she is coming along fine. She will be there for several weeks in case anyone would like to send her a card. We lived 2 doors away from each other and she went to school with my daughter, Deb. She lives in Omak, WA now. I just thought she might enjoy hearing from old friends while convalescing. Thanks Maren, -Grace DeVincentis Spice (50WB) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers (60) Re: Class of 1960 Lunch The Class of 1960 Monthly Lunch will be on December 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Apollo Greek Restaurant in Richland. The address is 620 Cullum Ave. Hope to see you there. -Ann Bishop Myers (60) ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl (60) Re: A&W For you who still live in the Tri-Cities, a new A&W is going to open soon in Umatilla, Oregon. I was one who also enjoyed the A&Ws. I hated to see them close down. I think the Circus Drive Inn, my parents owned in Richland had better Hamburgers but maybe I am prejudiced. But I sure hope it is a big success and lots of us get a chance to go there and enjoy that special rootbeer and food we learned to love. Remember, those people from this part of Oregon do a lot of shopping in the Tri-Cities. I sure wish them well. -Pete Overdahl (60) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) Thanks for all of you who responded to my first entry. Isn't this great! I gather the current "thread" (I'm new to this type of conversation, too) is about how we left Richland. We moved there from the South somewhere in 1945, I think. My very first memory is of that trip, driving the car through a "flood" (water covered the highway somewhere). It made an impression on me, anyway. We lived with my grandparents for a few months in a "A" (?) house - two story duplex with basement. I fell down the stairs once, I recall. Say, maybe that's what happened to me! My dad was the very first jeweler/watch repairman in Richland, but eventually went to work at the plant. We lived in a trailer in North Richland briefly. I remember my mom and another kid's mom bathing us in the cement sinks in the laundry complex. I went to a government run preschool when my mom worked at the plant developing radiation film badges. Only remember two things from that -learned how to make the best paper airplanes in the whole world, and there was a little playhouse on the other side of the playground, where the teachers never went, and some of the girls and I would go in there and ... well, skip that. (Anybody know how you blush in e-mail?) We moved to a ranch house on Birch, near Duportail, where I spent the rest of my years in Richland. Maryanne Durfey lived a block over on Cottonwood, and I used to play at her house, I recall. Dawna Kay Burnett lived right across the street from me. Some types of events tend to stand out more vividly than others... I remember playing with Jack Evans (62) at his house near the top of Lee Hill (if memory serves) during elementary school. My favorite song in music was "Bicycle Built for Two," which earned me the nickname of "Daisy Douglas." Well, I can laugh at that now, but back then... Ed Wood (62) was my best friend through junior high and high school. Remember lots of double dates with him and his girlfriend, once we reached high school. Also Diane Davenport (62) was the female I remember best, outside of girlfriends. Knew her all the way from kindergarten, as well as Dorothy (62) and Dianne (62) Bosso. One vivid memory of Diane, Ed, others (?), and me was helping at the class of '61 graduation ceremony (I think the first held outdoors - it rained). After it was over we realized that if they'd graduated, we must be seniors, so we went out to celebrate our self-promotion. For some reason I apparently managed to erase Mrs. Luckey's name from memory, but someone mentioned it. I actually got sent to the office twice. First time was for being a "disruptive influence" in the classroom (in Juvenile Corrections jargon this is called "refusing to program"). As punishment I had to write an essay on how I would teach the class if I were a teacher. I turned it in and she read it. That's when I got sent to the office a second time. Apparently, this was not one of my better literary efforts. I suppose I learned something about academics while I was at Col-Hi. But frankly, what I learned about human relationships (usually the hard way - I seem to learn that way best) has stayed with me the longest. The last event I recall in Richland, before leaving for college, was a youth event at (I think) Westside United Protestant Church. For the life of me I can't remember what girl invited me to it. Another person at the event distracted my attention and I can recall little about it. I left for Whitman College that fall and, somehow, never quite looked back. My family lived in Richland for many years afterward, and I went back to visit, but spent my summers working at the college, except the one I went to Hawaii. For some reason, Richland tended to pale in my memory after seeing Hawaii. I was short in Richland. In Hawaii I'm tall. But Richland was certainly good preparation for living in Arizona. Looks remarkably similar. Feels like it in summer, too. Hopefully, no snow in winter here. After 32 years in year-round 83 degree weather I don't think my blood could take it. Oh, I saw Mrs. Johnson, algebra teacher, a couple of times years later at my brother's church, University Presbyterian in Seattle. Was able to tell her I was actually making a living using the math I learned from her. I always did like to surprise my teachers. I'll try to dredge up other memories in a mental filing system that looks remarkably similar to my desk at work. Thanks for helping me recall fond memories. At this point in life, even painful memories are appreciated. It's better than the alternative! Aloha and buenos noches, -David Douglas (62) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) The Viet Nam Memorial web site lists Charles Dee Green home as Richland Washington. He would have been in the class of 1961 or 1962 if attending Col-Hi/RHS. Anyone familiar with him or his family? See letter below. ***** I received the following letter: "Thank you for your reply, it all makes sense now. Charles Dee Green was kia on LZ EAST along with 11 others that day. He had made friends with another PFC . His name was Thorton. They arrived in Vietnam together, and where killed right next to each other. Like I had said earlier I had a picture of him I would have liked to share with his family." -Gary Behymer (64) ~ Now living in Colfax, WA ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Pam Ehinger (67) Bill Didway (66), I just saw Alan Stephens a few weeks ago, and he's filled out some!! He's not the skinny kid he was in school!! But must admit he's looking pretty good for an Ol F**t!! Just in case you haven't seen him for a while! Bombers Rule, -Pam Ehinger (67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/28/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes (54), Marvin McDonald (60), Dave Hanthorn (63) David Rivers (65), Glenda Hartley (68), Phil Jones (69) Steve Piippo (70), Mike Hultman (72), Rob Peutz (73) Rick Moore (76), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Pete Overdahl (60) I just hope the new A&W in Umatilla is not a part of some gas station complex. Many of them, these days seem to be, and for what ever reason quality and taste have gone downhill. In many ways the individually owned and operated hamburger place served a better quality item, so long as the cook stayed awake and watched what was happening on the grill. At least the burgers were not to some "magic" formula, with secret sauces (mostly variations on "Thousand Island" dressing) or some such. Re: Sharon Tate (61WB-RIP) Someone mentioned Sharon Tate graduating from Vicenzia American High School, and that her family lived in Verona, Italy at the time. This was an interesting school, as it operated somewhat like a boarding school for those whose father's were stationed else where in northeastern Italy. I think it was primarily for Army kids. I spent 2 and a half years in that part of the world, very interesting assignment to an organization called SETAF. This was either known as South Eastern TAsk Force, or Something Even The Army Forgot, take your pick depending on the day of the week or the height of the tide. At least, one could go to Venice, Milan, Florence or other interesting places in northern Italy. One had to remember their German if you strayed too far north. Seems that a lot of "Italians" in that area were misplaced Austrians. Here we go, Bombers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ps. Yes, Maren, I did send David Rivers birthday greetings. ******************************************** >>From: Marvin McDonald (60) To: Pete Overdahl (60) Hello Pete, I don't know if you will remember me. I used to come to your drive-in and talk to your brother and buy hamburgers. I remember one time when we were talking and a gentleman came up and placed an order with him. As he was preparing it all of a sudden this guy came through the back door after him because he thought he was taking too long to prepare his food. I'll never forget how well he handled that gentleman?? and defused what could have been a very volatile situation. Your drive-in was near the uptown district as I remember. I learned a great lesson from from him that day. My memory fails me at this time and I cannot remember your brother's name but he was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Hope that you and him are doing very well. -Marvin McDonald (60) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) To: Frazier Botsford (62) I meant to write sooner but then was busy over the holiday. I would like to ask you to scan in those "programs" from the Richland Player's Anniversary Waltz and The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker and have Maren or Gary or somebody put them up on a web page. You see, I too appeared in both of those productions, but have lost track of the memories and memorabilia over the years, and would love to see them. As I recall, the "kid's roles" in both those productions were double-cast, so as to give more of us a chance (and to have a back-up in case anybody "crapped out"). You and I must have been in "opposite casts", as I have to admit I don't really remember you (and the '62 Columbian wasn't any help either). I also appeared in On Borrowed Time, Inherit the Wind, Skin of Our Teeth, and No Time for Sergeants, so if you have anything "scannable" from any of those shows I would sure like to see that too. My family (like yours) was heavily involved in the Players (and the Richland Light Opera Company too), with Dad producing, directing, and acting, as well as building sets, doing lights, and setting up "special effects" (he almost lost a hand doing the "exploding TV" in Anniversary Waltz). Mom did some acting, but mostly worked on costumes, props, and makeup. My sister Alice (59) never did anything with the Players, but with Dad and Mom she sang in some of the Light Opera Company productions (I never was in any of those productions, never could carry a tune). Those days with the Players, first at "Chief Jo" and then at the Village Theater, remain some of my fondest (although fuzzy with time) memories of growing up in Richland. Do you remember the cast "field trip" to Walla Walla to see their little theater's production of Anniversary Waltz (or was it Pennypacker?)? The two things I remember about that trip was how big their stage was compared to our dinky little movie theater stage, and thinking that our production was much better than theirs *grin*. Anyway, thanks (in advance) for anything you can scan. -Dave Hanthorn (63) ~ Mercer Island, WA ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Thanks It was four years ago, today. (yesterday when y'all read this). The Sands was imploded the night before. I got to work at a decent hour and immediately my phone started ringing... "Happy Birthday"... "Happy Birthday"... seemed like half the town knew it was my birthday.. Even my Mother called... even she knew it was my birthday... How could this be? Around 10:00 or so, a package was delivered... wrapped in newspaper... today's newspaper (4 years ago)... There it was... the Sands falling down... and right under it... was a young lawyer who appeared to be in his mid 30's, cigarette hanging out of his mouth... very "attractive" candid photo of some all night session long ago forgotten except by the historian of the largest law firm in the state... a law firm I'd left years earlier... but there it was... Asking the local public to identify this fellow and to wish him happy 50th... ......An old Partner of mine was getting even for the 50 black balloons that had blotted out the lights in her office just days before... She got me good. But... Never in my life have I ever received the warm wonderful Bomber Birthday wishes I received yesterday from so many of you on my 54th! Please know that when I say thank you, I mean it from the bottom of my heart! Now that I'm deep into my 55th year... I want you to know I'll always cherish this year's birthday! Thank you! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Hartley Ackerman (68) Re: Larry Mattingly (60) Just wanted to stick in another kudo for Larry Mattingly (60)! He did another bang up job on the fireworks display at the Coeur d'Alene resort on Friday! The lights were beautiful and his display was the frosting on the cake. He was kind enough to let us watch from his command post and introduced us to his partner and several of the crew. My husband really enjoyed talking with them about all the work that goes on behind these wonderful displays. If, in the future, you ever get the opportunity to attend one of his fireworks displays, I would HIGHLY recommend that you do so! Thanks again Larry (and Jill too!) for a great treat! -Glenda Hartley Ackerman (68) ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To: Steve Piippo (70) and Mike Hultman (72) Boy, Ray Juricich was a beauty to play for. He could deliver some classics. We had those reversible practice jerseys with gold on one side and green on the other. One day, Ray said "Jones you be on the green team". Without looking I started to switch my jersey color, assuming I was in gold. I wasn't. This seemingly innocent mistake could have been left to some natural consequence, like a teammate pointing it out, or perhaps a softer reminder from coach. But NO!! Ray's comment still echoes in my mind "JEEEEEZ, Jones. Whadda you take in school, sandpile and firedrill?" A classic! Another time Norm Sandlin was shooting free throws in practice and Ray noticed he was making a few. Ray asked "Hey Sandlin, how come you don't shoot em like that in the game?" Norm replied "because I'm all tight". Ray instantly offered "Yeah, you're all BULL****". (Paul Felts (69) needs to jump in here. He remembers some classics.) Toivo, with his off the wall sense of humor, was great training ground I suspect for playing for Ray and Art, both a couple of bubbles off center. All were successful at motivating kids by having us buffaloed. A few years later, I would play some golf with Ray and found him to be quite different than how I perceived him as a high school student, when I was petrified of him. I wonder how they would coach today with some of the meddling, unsupportive, enabling parents who's kids require a conversation and an explanation for every coaching move. (Mike, I'm not necessarily talking about tugging kids around by the jersey but I wouldn't exclude the possibility of it offending some parent either.) Would Toivo or Ray or Art, all have changed with the times, continued to be successful today with yesterday's methods or quit the business in frustration? I know I coach differently than I was coached. I wonder how they would respond to today's coaching environment? Any speculation? -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Mike Hultman (72) Wasn't your dad a basketball official with the 'Riddler,' Faye Perkins, Marcum, Mitchell in the days Bomber gym used to be packed to capacity? There must have been some great stories. Thanks for the kind words regarding Toivo. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Hultman (72) To: Dave Brusie (51) Yes Dave, now this is truly amazing! I certainly recall our conversation that day on the chair lift at Mt. Bachelor. Indeed, Ray (47) I'm proud to say, is my father. These days "Lefty" can usually be found as part of the morning gang some at the West Richland golf course. I haven't made it back to Mt. Bachelor since that particular trip. My family and I remain dedicated to the sport. However, skiing in Indiana is somehow not the same... I'll make sure to pass along your best to my folks. Thanks. -Mike Hultman (72) ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz (73) Re: A&W To my surprise, while driving to Phoenix for Thanksgiving, there is an A&W in Gila Bend, AZ. Old style drive in, original building (looks like it has the original paint), frosty mugs (you can keep em, for a price), and of course, the hamburger family. This blows the San Diego myth, that there is no life east of Interstate 5. (The Charger stadium, where there is no life, is off of I-8 East) -Rob Peutz (73) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Moore (76) Re: Long Lost Alumni Class of '76 Dear Sandstorm, Or more to the point, followers of Sandstorm. If you were in class of 76, and your name is Antoinett Lujan, Say hello! Anyone else who might remember... feel free to say howdy, trade stories, or whatever -Rick Moore (76) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Going Back to school & change of career I'm considering going back to school and changing careers, I'm looking into the Nursing Field. I currently sit behind a desk and computer and draw maps for eight hours a day. I was wondering if anyone knows of any (especially nursing) scholarships or websites I could check into. I will need to do about a year's worth of prerequisite classes before I can apply for the nursing program. I can continue working will doing the prerequisites however, I will need to quit work while attending school full-time, which will be a financial hardship between tuition/fees, daycare and cost of living expenses for at least two years. My husband and I will have to make some sacrifices, however, I was hoping to make it a little easier. Also, I was wondering how many other alumni's have made career changes mid-stream in their life? Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/29/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes (54), Betty Shane (57), Gary Behymer (64) Paula Jill Lyons (64), Dave Miller (67), Michael Figg (70) Steve Piippo (70), Kelvin Soldat (71), Spencer Houck (71) Mike Hultman (72), Sean Lewis (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Dave Hanthorn (63) You mean someone, other than myself, is admitting to have performed in some fashion for The Richland Players, and in particular at the old Village Theater. Boy, what a nightmare that place was to put on a show. Nice wide proscenium arch, but no depth. Dressing room (?) was outside in a trailer, and no way to cross back stage to get to the other side without going around the end of the building. Makes one wonder if things have improved at their new digs in the Richland Theater. But, then places like the Village make the set designer earn his pay. When you did things for Richland Light Opera, was Jack Quinn still involved? Onward, Bombers, Onward -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Betty Shane Cluck (57) Re: Another Juricich Story My husband, Ted (53), played for Ray Juricich in his freshman year (49/50). He told me a story of during a practice game one of the boys shot the ball from half court and Ray stopped them and said not to do that again because the percentages of ever making that again were not good. He said to prove it he wanted the kid to go back out to center court and try it again. The kid made it! Without any further comments they continued the game. -Betty Shane Cluck (57) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: review for the past week (;-) 267 Richland Bombers added their names to this past week. No doubt a record for one school in one week? Here is the running score... NO, there isn't a contest... just a little fun. Folks from the class years 1946 thru 1999 were added this past week. That has to be a record? Go Bombers! 1827 Richland Bombers 1313 Kennewick Lions 1084 Pasco Bulldogs -Gary Behymer (64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Paula Jill Lyons (64) To: Maren Smyth (64) Hope you had a tasty Thanksgiving! On Friday my Mother and I spent the night at a new hotel in the area, the Willows Lodge. It is terrific! I am a "meeting planner" so we got a great introductory offer. They almost had to come in and drag us out, it was like being in heaven. Anyway, I was telling Mother about the recent entries in the Sandstorm about when your family left town. Quite frankly I can't remember it (I wonder if I was around at the time). Anyway, Mother said that your Mom and Dad did a strip tease in the window as [the train] was pulling out and that they were two of the funniest people she remembers!!! I told her you turned out to be a real chip off the old blocks!!! -Paula Jill Lyons (64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [WOW!! I don't remember THAT at all... I wasn't looking in the same direction as your Mom, though - I was watching Pitts do the swim. Maybe Tim (62) remembers. - Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller (67) Oh jeez. I am going to Nampa, ID tomorrow to help the cheese plant that was Simplot Dairy do their inventory for Sorrento. There was somebody who said they were from Nampa and where was the Spudnut shop in Boise? I'll be there tomorrow and staying at the world renowned Shilo Nampa suites (Shilo?) I'll check my e-mail before i go to airport here in San Jose about 8:15. I am staying until about 1pm Saturday. Thanks -Dave Miller (67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I know about SEVEN Sandstormers in Boise and THREE in Nampa! Sounds like mini Bomber reunion time. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Michael Figg ('70) Re: A&W With all the talk about A&W, I went out on the web. This is apparently the OFFICIAL site: I think you can even order a Mama Burger and have delivered right to your ISP! Found one in South Dakota on the way back from the '70 reunion in July. Right off of Interstate 90 sitting high on a hill with a view of, uhh, the parking lot. Also, one in Tuttle Crossing Mall here in Columbus. -Michael Figg (70) ~ Columbus, OH ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Phil Jones (69) Toivo helped coach his oldest granddaughter's AAU team which included several former Bomber kids and even a state champion's kid. Interesting enough these girls never complained, played their tails off and learned. They liked learning and competing. Toivo didn't change. He maneuvered them, yanked the tank tops on the hip, seriously motivated the effort end and the basketball intellect. He even demonstrated. The AAU team was very successful in the northwest. He also helped his grandson's AAU team. But, like you point out, today's athletic parents often deal with 'self anointed coaches.' My feeling is the word 'coach' is an abused word often given but rarely earned. Knowledgeable parents suffer while other other parents access the coach through social conversation. I doubt coaches who were successful with kids years ago and had a substantial athletic background would put up with chipping parents, lame administration, less than competent officials etc. But, if those coaches came back kids just might... kids know. Phil, remember those cheerleaders who did the back flips clean across the gym side line. Who were they? -Steve Piippo (70 - and still here in RHS) ******************************************** >>From: Kelvin Soldat (71) Well It's been quite awhile since I have written anything but I always read the entries with interest. Lately there has been some talk by Phil Jones (69) and others about Ray Juricich. Mr. Juricich was my coach when I played on the JV basketball team in 1970. It was a great team and the first JV basketball team he ever coached that had an undefeated season. I have a hundred stories about Ray, he was truly a classic. One of my stories was actually from Drivers education. Yep, Ray Juricich taught drivers ed along with Mr. Neihold, what a pair. Back in those days drivers education was a big deal, a little intimidating, especially with Ray Juricich and Mr. Neihold. The very first day we got to drive Mr. Juricich selected me to get behind the wheel first. I was nervous as h***. I started the car and began driving down Lee Blvd. when he right away told me to pull over and stop. I did that and he asked what the h*** I was doing doing without my seat belt fastened. Yep, I had forgotten to put it on. I did so immediately and then he said, "Jeez! Soldat I thought you were intelligent!" I flippantly responded "Whatever gave you that idea?". Ray comes back with, "Well you are so g**d**** ugly I figured you had to have something going for you!!" I actually thought it was pretty d*** funny. I guess he knew I could handle it. Everybody else in the car was laughing their heads off. Ray was great, he gave you massive crap but he was one of the best instructors I ever had. (Phil, I will tell you more Ray stories around Obie's firepit Dec. 26). -Kelvin Soldat (71) ******************************************** >>From: Spence Houck (71) Re: Charles Green To: Gary Behymer (64) Gary, I went to school with his sister Janet Green (71). Her dad was the city engineer at the time and lived out by the roping school. Her dad was also my scoutmaster for a while and when Mr. Green found out Charles had been killed in action he kind of lost interest. As I understand they moved back to Montana. Janet still lives here in Richland and married a dentist, Craig Christian. Hope that helps a little. I kind of get emotional myself when I first saw his name on the internet listing of the "wall" and even now kind of chokes me up since I kind of knew him before he left. Thanks, -Spence Houck (71) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Hultman (72) To: Phil Jones (69) Phil, Great question. Could any of these infamous RHS coaches be successful today? Obviously, many coaches have had to evolve over time in order to remain successful. I'm not sure if anyone could answer this. However, for me personally, living in a small midwestern town may offer somewhat of an advantage when it comes to coaching discipline. The parents of the kids which I have worked with in baseball and basketball have welcomed the approach. But as you and other coaches are aware (and like our Richland mentors) this approach also includes a genuine respect and sense of caring for every player and their family (nothing different than what you and I received). Maybe part of it (for me) is a Hoosier thing? Maybe it's the result of coaching in "Bobby's" state, although the Knight legacy is also a great example of a coach who refused to change. Regardless, I managed to live through it all, respect the experiences, and wouldn't change a thing (even including the four years of Bobo in Pullman!). To: Steve Piippo (70) Steve, You are correct. Dad was indeed a basketball (and football) official. I believe that he spent a total of 27 years patrolling the football fields and hardwoods of Eastern Washington gyms. He certainly has volumes of stories to reflect upon. He, the gentlemen that you referenced, and many others were members of the Tri-City Officials Association (I assume that the Association is still around today). By the way, the "Riddler" was none other than Mr. George Mulligan (if memory serves me correctly). As family members of an official, one of our jobs was to quiz and stump the referee! Dad would make us challenge him with the most obscure rules and penalties from the new rule books each season. He was tough, as we rarely stumped him. I know that my mother certainly has a few stories of her own regarding Friday and Saturday winter nights with two young boys (my brother and myself) during this time! Around the 7th grade, Dad began allowing me to travel with him and the other officials to certain games. I remember how cool it was to be able to walk into the teams' locker rooms, meet their coaches and see the players. -Mike Hultman (72) ~ Batesville, IN ******************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis (77) To: Rick Moore (76) Re: Your inquiry for any info on other '76ers I happen to know that Dave Biggerstaff is living in the Lynnwood, WA area. We were pretty good friends in high school and played endless hours of hoops in his back yard, even in the snow on a few occasions. Some of you might remember his nickname of "stats" 'cause he knew most any sports statistic of any kind, from any sport, at the drop of a hat. Anyway I tracked him down a few months back and believe it or not he is not yet on-line, so he's not privy to these RHS Sandstorm activities. Oh well. He's in the phone book, I believe, for anyone interested in looking him up... By the way, his sister Cheri, who would have been an RHS '79 (I think) alum had they not moved to Walla Walla, is married and lives in the Renton area, too. -Sean Lewis (77) ~ Puyallup, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/30/00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Larry Mattingly (60), Judy Willox (61), Sandra Genoway (62), Gary Behymer (64), Robert Shipp (64), Betti Avant (69), Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Any Alumni in Tampa, FL? I will be there Friday evening the 1st but I hope to leave Tuesday PM if I can get a flt out. I am attending the winter meeting of the National Fire Protection Association, Technical Committee on Pyrotechnics. The meetings are all day, every day with evenings free. I am leaving this PM with a stop at a vendor factory on the way. I will be in the downtown Raddisson but did not rent a car. Contact me or leave a message at the Raddisson and I will call you. -Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Re: A&W Website To: Michael Figg (70) Hey Michael, That was a great website that you found on A&W. It was fun to look at all that old neat stuff they had. I even have one of those bears around here somewhere that I got years ago at the A&W over in Kennewick. He is laying around somewhere with my Holiday Inn bear. *G*!!!!! Bomber Cheers to Ya, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) Re: "Misplaced Austrians" To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54): What we Americans don't know from our "education". Many of the inhabitants of Northern Italy are of Germanic descent, and that is why they speak German. They settled there centuries ago after the northern barbarians invaded Italy. That is also why there are Italians who have blond hair and blue eyes. These same barbarian tribes also settled in what today is Austria, Switzerland, Northern Spain, Southern France and North Africa. Likewise, if you go too far south in Italy, you will encounter the descendants of the original Greek inhabitants. -Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Bomber Mania... The History of Richland High School Basket-ball 1953-1980... 52 Pages... Lots of information... Contact me (;-) Bomber Mania -Gary Behymer (64) ~ Now living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Robert Shipp (64) Re: Day's Pay This week's "Hanford Reach" (the official DOE employee newspaper for Hanford) has an interesting article about the airplane that inspired the change from "Beavers" to "Bombers." -Robert Shipp (64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Day's Pay was NOT the inspiration for chanting from "Beavers" to Bombers. Check out our Mascot website/timeline at: Bomber Mascot Website ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: cheerleaders To: Steve Piippo (70) Some of the cheerleaders who I recall did back hand springs the length of the basketball court were; Tom Simpson (67), Bill Rightmire (67), Donna Linn (68), Debbie Waggoner (69), Cindy Morgan (69), Cindy Semmern (70), Teri Schugart (70). Those are the ones I remember from when I was in high school. I do know there were others as well. Bomber cheers. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To: Steve Piippo (70) , Mike Hultman (72) and Kelvin Soldat (71) Great comments boys!!! It's great to have the opportunity to talk Bomber and Richland sports with you. No, for those of you with inquiring minds, sports is not all we think about. Food and beer are way up there too. Steve, what a great opportunity those AAU kids had learning hoops from your dad. No wonder they were "very successful in the northwest". I think you are right that the kids know the knowledgeable coaches from the "self anointed" coaches (good term) and will mostly play hard for them without complaint and baggage. The kids want to get better. Mike, you're right about kids playing for a coach who they has respect for them and who cares about them. I think liking your coach is important, too. Some coaches say they don't care if their players like them, as long as they respect them. I want both. Why can't you be knowledgeable and pass information along and still have the kids think you're an okay person too. We've all played for all kinds of coaches. Some you loved as a person but they lacked the X and O's. Others had lots of game knowledge but you didn't like them. I try to be both. I didn't say I did it, just try. The coaches I had trouble with didn't have either the knowledge or repoire with the players. For me, the kids are almost never a problem. The problem is a handful of parents who have complaints, almost exclusively, over player time for their kid. They seldom address the situation in an appropriate manner instead choosing to create a little cancer of discontent that kills your chemistry, if you let it. Their kid, who usually has way more information about their playing time than mom or dad, is stuck in the middle. I'm still interested in anyone's speculation, just for fun, on what Fran Rish would have told the dad who was constantly questioning his starting lineup, even threatening to beat him up (we actually had that one last summer) or how Art would have soothed over that parent angry because their kid was being deprived of a Division I basketball scholarship because they weren't playing much. (had that one too) After all, they were the best player on their summer pickup team. Felts (69:, where are you? Dog - reserve my spot by Obie's campfire for some more Juricich stories. I can't wait!!!!!!! -Phil Jones (69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` October, 2000 ~ December, 2000