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15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Burt Pierard (52), Mike Clowes (54), Wynell Williams (55), Marlene Maness (57), Ann Napier (60), Patti Jones (60), Gary Behymer (64), Susan Baker (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard (52) To: Sharon Panther Taff (57) Many thanks for filling us in on the whereabouts of the Pedraza family. I am sorry I missed seeing them when I was at R2K last summer. Joe and his wife were great folks and I am happy to see he is still among us. I always admired them and their wonderful family. I remember Cris in particular as a little sweetheart in those days of long ago. -Dick Pierard (52) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Jake Tate (66WB) Utilities were included in the rent one paid for each house. Until the government sold the town to its inhabitants (freed the slaves as it were), I don't recall seeing an electric meter on any house, so in that sense the electricity was "free". All in all, the inclusion of lights and water drove the rent up by at least a buck or two. Remember, in some parts of town there were two water systems. One went into the house for cooking, bathing and drinking. The other was for watering your lawn and trees (?) and came from the irrigation ditch. It was said this water was unsuitable for drinking. Now as to the source of the "free electricity", a portion of it may have been generated by the reactors in the area. Most likely it came from Bonneville and Grand Coulee, as they were one of the reasons why the site was picked in the first place. To: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Others may have already answered your question, so all I am doing is adding fuel to the fire, so to speak. I quote from page 12 of the "Green and Gold Handbook of Columbia High School Richland, Washington - 1946": "HISTORY "Columbia High came into being in March of 1944 when the students moved into it from the old school building." I hope this doesn't conflict too much with what people recall. There is nothing standing of that building today, to the best of my knowledge. I'm not too certain as to when the first additions were made and in what order, but they included the wood and auto shops on the northwest corner (still there, I think); a classroom wing that formed a tee with the central east-west corridor; expansion of the cafeteria, changing what was the study hall to the library; and what some of you "johnny-come- latelys" refer to as the "old" gym. I guess because of class size, study hall was moved from its original location to the auditorium (boy, what a neat place to study--right.) What was the original gym, became the girls' gym and also the "dance hall", as the floor of the "new" or boys' gym was considered hallowed ground and not to be walked on in "street shoes". The penalty for committing that heinous crime was a trip to Rish's office wherein the "board of education" was firmly applied to "the seat of learning", or to put it more colloquially "five on the burr". The only exception to that rule was the Junior Prom, held toward the end of the year and certainly after basketball season. The floor, of course, would be refinished during the summer, and ready for the next season. It was Rish's domain, which he graciously lent to Coach Dawald and Bomber history. Bomber cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne (55) To: Jake Tate (66WB) Re: Free Electricity in Richland I have a foggy memory about a lot of my young years growing up in Richland. But I do remember that the electricity was included in the small amount of rent for our "B" house on Douglass Ave. After I left Richland I was oblivious to the fact that people had to pay for their electricity! I was teased about it alot. It's quite a switch from "free electricity" to the extremely high electric bills we are now paying here in southern California with even the real possibility of blackouts because of the "energy crisis." Those Richland days were truly the "good ole days." So, Jake, I believe your memory is correct. -Wynell Williams Fishburne (55) ******************************************** >>From: Marlene Maness Mulch (57) My bookmarks disappeared after my computer crashed. I was enjoying reading the recaps of the jokes from the late-night talk shows. Also, the site showing the lights from earth at night. I got the sites from the Sandstorm. Does anyone have the listings? -Marlene Maness Mulch (57) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Napier McKibbin (60) Just wanted to check in and say Hi to everyone. The reunion still plays in the mind once in a while. Not much happening here. Still volunteering at Kadlec Medical Center and glad year 2000 is over. Except for the reunion the rest of the year was not too good. Things are looking up and up! -Ann Napier McKibbin (60) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) HEAR YE HEAR YE HEAR YE BOMBER BABES All Bomber Alumni Women's Luncheon To be held monthly on the second Sunday of the month ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 8, 2001 Date: February 11, 2001 Time: 1:00PM Where: Best Western Executive Inn I-5 Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E. Fife, WA 98424 Phone: 922-0080 Price: $25.00 Mothers and wives of Bombers are welcome Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones (60) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Sharon Tate (61WB-RIP) Here's one for you Chief Jo folks (;-) We have already discussed Sharon Tate several years ago but I have been following a high school annual bid on eBay this past week... Here is the ad... A High School Yearbook with Sharon Tate in her Junior year of High School . It is the 1960 Irvin "ORBIT", the yearbook of Irvin High School (Home of the "Rockets") in El Paso, Texas. This item sold $237.48. -Gary Behymer (64) ~ living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover (64) To: Jake Tate (66WB) I found your answer to utility freebies. I was inspired to stop by the CREHST museum the other day for my copy of Dupus Boomer. Which, by the way, is still just as funny now as it was for me as a kid. I still have the original copies. I picked up a small publication, "Home Blown, the History of the Homes of Richland ($3.50). It says that coal for furnaces, electricity, water and garbage service were free. Monthly rents were $33 for "B" houses up to $70 for larger homes. You could rent a house full of furniture for a little bit more. I still have some of the dining room furniture. The furniture was Heywood Wakefield rock maple and procured through Frederick & Nelson on a priority contract. When the houses were sold, any furniture left could be purchased with the house. If you had carpet on your exceptionally thick wood floors, you bought that yourself. This little book is very well done. Speaking of this museum; you can purchase a membership. It might be something to think about since it could be our only source for preserving the history of the town we are all so proud of. That way when we come back for reunions we will have a place to take our family members to help them understand why we are such a close "family". They even have memberships for grandparents and grandchildren. -Susan Baker Hoover (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notices scanned from January 30, 2001 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ~ Evaline Working Walton ~ Class of 1952?? ~ ~ Carolyn Andrews McCord ~ Class of 1957 ~ http://funeralnotices.tripod.com/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Larry Mattingly (60), Helen Cross (62), Bonnie Timmerman (63), Jake Tate (66WB), Joe Larg (68), Brad Upton (74), Tim Jackson (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) Re: Free Electricity We lived in a "A" house in 1945 and the rent was something like $39.00 which included the electricity as well dumping all the coal you needed for the furnace which was in the basement of the houses. The furniture was provided for the occupants and they were made of maple furniture. I still have chair that is stamped on the bottom of the chair H.E.W. I know alot of people that still have pieces of that furniture that their parents kept over the years. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [1948 Furniture cost: http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm/GI-Furniture.htm ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: Free Electricity While electricity was free in the early years, we did have pay for the coal we used in our "B" house on Benham. We got it from Richland Fuel and Lumber. They had 3 kinds of coal. We always bought "Utah Lump". In about 1953-54 it was $12-14 a ton. If you wanted them to lay down the steel mats on your yard to keep from leaving ruts, it was another whole dollar. Our coal bin would hold 2 tons when "full". Full meant that you had to put all of the boards in the door. We always hung an "old army blanket" (remember them?) over the door the night before delivery or the dust would drift all over the basement. We also had to remember to unlock the little window. If I remember right the other kinds of coal were Colorado medium (or something like that) and a fine grind "stoker coal". The stoker coal was for those few who went to the expense to have an automatic stoker installed on their furnace. It was a big box about 2x3x3 or so, that sat in front of the furnace. It had an auger in it that fed the coal into the furnace slowly. You had to refill the box every couple of days. But it made the furnace almost totally automatic. I don't remember where or whose house it was, but I was amazed as a child that they didn't have to mess with the coal and clinkers like we did. Do you suppose there are any coal furnaces left in Richland? As I think about it, there may be some that have the natural gas or oil conversions on them. I was over at some friends the other night and they were teaching their 4 year old how to dial 911 in case of emergency. After the lesson was over we opened a bottle of a fine old vintage and recalled our early phone use. They are in their early 20's. What a difference in early phone use. They have only seen a plain black phone on TV. They have never used a rotary dialer. They cannot even imagine having to speak a 5 digit number to an operator. Some of us can remember in Richland when you picked up the phone, waited till you heard "number please" and then gave the operator a 5 digit number. If it was more then across town the connection was always bad. How novel it was to get the new "Whitehall" numbers (94 prefix). We considered it a very good phone day when we could barely hear the "Merry Christmas" from relatives in Kentucky. To reach them you waited for "number please" and then said you wanted Louisville KY 1234567 and then sometimes waited as much as several hours for the call to go through. What a difference now...I can hit my one touch dialing on my cell phone on the freeway and instantly, and clearly talk with the owner of our main factory in China. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I still remember our grandparents' telephone number in Salt Lake City -- Dad would say "Ingersall 70364" to the operator (Right, Tim??)... and those calls were expensive, too. It was a rare phone call if ALL of us got a turn to talk to our grandparents on the same call. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Susan Baker Hoover (64) How about some more information about memberships to the museum you described for those of us not living in the area. Thanks, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Link to the CREHST Museum/] ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Timmerman (63) To: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Sharon Tate (61WB-RIP) Gary She went to Chief Joseph Jr. High and then spent her sophomore grade at Col Hi... then she and her family moved... I know for a fact because she was good friends with Judy Whalens. Sharon graduated in 1961... but not from Col Hi I was in the 7th grade... Judy was in the 8th... Sharon was in the 9th... and Judy used to pick me up, (because we lived on the same street... Hetrick) to walk to school. On our way we would pick up Sharon, who lived in Richland Village. I remember one time... her mother was in the kitchen doing the morning dishes and I was sitting in the living room looking at Sharon's new baby sister in the crib... Her name is Patty... and she is now an advocate to make sure Charles Mason and the followers never get out of prison... Her mother used to do it... but a few years ago she died of a brain tumor. You know.. there are some things you never forget... like the day she died. Sharon was so beautiful and so friendly... had alot of class -Bonnie Timmerman (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sharon's senior portrait -- from *whatever* high school: ] ******************************************** >>From: Jake Tate (66WB) Re: Free electricity A big thanks to all of you who responded to my inquiry. I've been told that not only did renters in government housing receive electricity, coal, sewer, water, and garbage service for free but that burned out light bulbs were also changed on request. Imagine that! I remember that when we finally worked our way up to the ranch houses (ours was 611 Birch) that we heated with presto logs. Dad would bring them home a trunk load at a time. The darn things broke so easily and it seemed that I was the clumsiest of all my brothers. I wish my dad was still around to query, but as I recall we bought the ranch house around 1962 or so. I believe the purchase price was something like $600. Not too bad for a three bedroom home. Everything seemed cheap then. I could buy a huge bag of cat's eye marbles for 25 cents at Densow's. Also, I remember that our next door neighbor on Birch, Arlie Vaughn, who was an engineer out in the "area" (it was always so secretive), made $1,000 a month. We just couldn't imagine that kind of money when we were kids. I miss Arlie; he gave me my first pair of "white bucks" (his old Naval officer's shoes) and I wore them to see Pat Boone in "April Love" at the Uptown. My best to all. Thanks for the memories! -Jake Tate (66WB) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Larg (68) Re: Chargogagog. . . etc., Lake, To: Larry Mattingly (60) and Richard Anderson (60) Dear Larry and Richard, Thanks for this note about Chargogagog... (etc.), Lake! Fish, huh? Richard, there's not a possibility that the mascot would be a Fish, would it? I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it, but I currently live in Stamford, CT. (sure you know where that one is - that's the one mentioned that when the baseball great got a promotion to manager he said "Good, now I can afford to live in my hometown of Stamford Connecticut". We're considered po' folk by Stamford Standards. Which, unless you happen to be Gene Wilder (also a Stamford Resident) or someone also in that income range, you can't afford to live there, which is also why both my wife and I work. I wished I had known about that 60 minutes show by Morley Safer. Ever since I was a kid, I've been interested about that lake. Did they really have to write the name to that lake on a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood in really tiny letters? This summer, I'm going to have to pile the family into the motor home and take the highway leading north from Norwich (provided I can repair the electrical enough on the thing so I don't end up in a hot-dog roast instead of a leisurely excursion). Can you camp around that lake? Thanks, Guys! To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Re: Dennis Larg (62) - my brother's Famous Parties Yup, Dennis is my "Big Brudduh". I'm not sure if it was you or who it was, but do you remember trying to teach me how to do the Bop? Every time I see the show (or hear the music to) the Blob, I think of that! (Still can't dance worth beans!). I lived in Tonopah, NV, on the outskirts of Absolute Nowhere for a year and a half. We'd have to escape from "Dodge" and go about 110 miles or so to Bishop, CA to have any kind of recreation. There they actually had 3 creeks, 2 parks, 2 malls and GREENERY, not to mention being nestled between the White Mountain chain and the Sierra Nevadas. Boy what a difference between Tonopah, NV and Bishop, CA!! Would have loved to live there instead of Tonopah (Tonapoopie as some of the locals call it) but the commute (110 miles one way - just to Tonopah, and another 60 to our site on the test range) would have been somewhat discouraging. The only thing they grow really well in Tonopah, NV is Rattlesnakes - and boy, do THEY HAVE AN ATTITUDE! My wife, Karen, used to work at the Sundowner Hotel, just on the west end of town. Karen and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the Mizpah Hotel - remember that one - right in the middle of town. The staff got wind of our anniversary and the manager brought us a little chocolate cake with one candle in it. The staff sang "Happy Anniversary to You" to us! What a neat memory! Wyatt Earp lived in Tonopah for awhile as well as "Diamond Lil". Just about every notable stayed for "a spell" in Tonopah. That was where the money was - Silver Mining, you know. Jack Dempsey (the prize fighter) was the Bouncer at the Mizpah. Incidentally, my Dad and Mom lived and raised part of their family in Romeo, CO, just 3 miles from where Jack Dempsey was born and raised -Manassa, CO. He was referred to as "The Manassa Mauler". I'll make sure and pass this message along to my brother. By-the-way, he gave me permission to pass out his e-mail address. Dennis can be reached at: ******** I'm sure he'd love to hear from you. CIAO for now! -Joe Larg (68) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) As I sit here in my 64 degree house with the only electricity in my house being used to run this computer and hearing news of rolling blackouts (rolling blackouts is also a term used to describe George W's former driving habits) on my solar powered radio... I'm thinking I know where there's a couple of half-built nuclear plants. Has there been any discussion on this topic? Anyone heard? -Brad Upton (74) ~ Seattle, WA ******************************************** >>From: Tim Jackson (77) Re: A sad note I have a sad message to leave. My loved sister-in-law, Shirley Boots Jackson Neiman (77), died today. Please pray for her husband Paul, son Matt Jackson, and daughter Aimee. Thank you -Tim Jackson (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers, 1 teacher and a Hoops Report today: Morgan Miller (53), Don McKenzie (56), Kay Conrad (60), Richard Anderson (60), Judy Willox (61), Denis Sullivan (62), John Adkins (62), Helen Cross (62), Sandra Genoway (62), Carol Converse (64), Gary Behymer (64), Susan Baker (64), David Rivers (65), Rick Maddy (67), Jenny Smart (87), Lynn Dunton (former Teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** Hoops Report ~ 2/2/01 (by Maren) 1 2 3 4 Bombers 14 21 33 50 Wenatchee 9 22 32 46 Tierney, Buck 9, Jones 2, Fannin 10, Stowe 10, Kafentzis, Neill 4, Robbert 15 My first Hoops Report. Happened on a night when the radio reception on KPQ was the worst EVER. It was a low scoring game. The quarter scores are correct, but the individual totals could be wrong. Somebody correct me!! Sorry, guys!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >> From: Morgan Miller (53) Date: Tue Jan 30 21:21:22 2001 First time reading web site. Class of 52-53 Just met with Bill Hughes (Class of 52) this last weekend near Panama City Florida, had a ball reminiscing about old times. We had only seen each other two times in fifty years. Once in Germany in 1955 and the other time in Ohio 1986. We are looking forward to making it to one of the reunions. -Morgan Miller (53) ******************************************** >>From: Don McKenzie (56) Do you remember the dirt removal basement parties for the A and B houses. Someone in town had conveyor belts that were used. Our fathers would get their buddies, poke a hole in the basement wall and shovel the dirt onto the conveyor belt and then spread the dirt around the yard. There was a formula as to how much dirt could be removed, depending on how far deep the original basement foundation was. Then a retaining wall, made from cinderblocks would be laid and the basements finished off. My bedroom was in the basement of a B house and it was my special domain, separate from the rest of the family. Gosh how did we survive... no telephone in bedroom, no television in bedroom, had to go up stairs, thru the house to the bathroom. I could listen to the radio, and listen stations broadcasting in San Francisco, and sometimes other countries. WOW, that was exciting. -Don McKenzie (56) ******************************************** >>From: Kay Conrad Johnson (60) Re: Half built nuclear plants To: Brad Upton (74) There are 2 half built reactors in Elma, WA. Or at least they used to be there some years back. My husband, Terry used to be 'Acting Manager' of them. -Kay Conrad Johnson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson (60) To: Joe Larg (68) Joe, You state that Jack Dempsey was the bouncer at the Mizpah Hotel. By chance, do you know if, when he would bar a patron, he would employ a bat? To: Brad Upton (74) ~ Seattle, WA Brad, You state (among other things) "... on my solar powered radio...." In Seattle? In February? Surely you jest! I begin to understand why your cohort from the dazed and confused classes address you as "Funnyman". -Richard Anderson (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Bonnie Timmerman (63) It is with deep sadness Bonnie, that I inform you that Patti Tate, sister of Sharon, passed away on June 3, 2000 of breast cancer. By your entry, I felt that you did not know this since you were saying that she is NOW an advocate to keep Charles Manson forever in prison. She sure was, right until the time of her death, as well as an advocate for the fight against breast cancer. She left behind three children. If you, or any other of you Bombers out there would like to view her web pages and read more about her and her endeavors, log on to [URL no longer works] and maybe even sign the guestbook while you are there. I know of one other Bomber who did - right Patti Jones (60)? I am sorry to have to be the bearer of this bad news to you Bonnie. Bomber Best To All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Denis Sullivan (62) Re: Free electricity, etc. I also remember that during those "freebie days", our houses were painted for free. One year the outside would be painted, the next the inside, as I recall. I remember hanging around the painters when they were on the 300 block of Craighill in the early '50s during their lunch breaks. For some reason I remember small cans of Vienna Sausage and salty language. I also remember well the Quonset huts (hutments) at Carmichael. I and another student, yet to be named, put snow on the thermometer one afternoon to bring the temperature down sufficiently to move us into the cafeteria. We weren't savvy enough to wipe it clean so when the principal (name eludes me now) came out to look at it, he asked who the wise guys were. We didn't move to the cafeteria that day. -Denis Sullivan (62) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Jake Tate (66WB) Tell your brother, Terry, hello from me please. He was at those parties I remember from Junior High, and was one of the ones who went on those "group dates". To: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: Coal Furnaces I had to laugh when I read your comments about the coal furnaces we all endured in our early lives growing up in Richland. Fortunately, as a girl, my father only ever asked me to unlock that little window in our ranch house on Olympia Street to let them dump in the coal. I did try to be a girl scout and start a fire and keep the fire going on several occasions, but don't remember any successes. Probably because I still don't really understand the concepts of getting oxygen on the fire or whatever. As I've made it this far, I still expect my engineer husband to build and keep up all the fires in our house. He was raised in frugality in Brewster, WA, and I remember when he came home one time in California when we had a new house with a gas starter in the fire place. I was so proud of myself because I had "lit" the fire. I had turned on the gas starter and there it was blazing for our guests to see. He, of course, had to build a real fire to compliment that, as he was a boy scout (who had learned how to build fires, obviously.) I think my neighbor of many years, Elsie Walker, might still have the coal furnace in her immaculate house. They don't still use it, but I think she has the only original ranch house I know of in Richland. Maybe one of her kids could write and tell us, but they were good Catholics and went to the Catholic school as much as possible, so I don't remember for sure if any of them graduated from RHS. I will check on it when I get back to the Tri-Cities, and ask my brother, Roy (65) to ask her if he sees her before I do. This could happen, as he lives in Kennewick and I live in West Harrison, Indiana. I have still not read Maren's new address to send money for my subscription to this newspaper, which is the only newspaper I want to subscribe to on a daily basis. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ West Harrison, IN where it is l7 degrees outside and the schools were closed today because of snow. ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: Lewis and Clark Teacher Honored Long time Lewis and Clark first grade teacher, Peg Erickson will be honored, on the occasion of her 102nd birthday, February 15th on the network broadcast of "Today Show". -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland and the sky happens to be blue this very second ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) To: Brad Upton (74) There are still the WPPS power plants Nos. 1 and 3 at Satsop. WPPSS No. 1 is ready to "go". There was WPPSS power plant No. 4 at Richland that has been dismantled. WPPSS No. 2 is currently in operation and supplying about 1200 MWe. The FFTF is on a "holding schedule" at this time; however, I have learned that it can only produce 100 MWe and is not a feasible option for electrical power supply at this time. -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Brad Upton (74) I haven't heard anything about finishing building the nuclear plants. My husband and I have thought if they don't think about it, they are really dumb! So far, there haven't been any rolling black outs for a couple weeks now down here in CA. People are really trying to conserve as much as possible. Half the lights are off in all the stores, etc. On dark, cloudy days like today, it's a challenge to see much with some of the lights off, but, it's making a difference. I can't believe what I heard today on the local news - CA is now in the selling of electricity business. Nobody likes that, as our rates will skyrocket now. That's a fact. Later, -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Larry Mattingly (60) discussion of Whitehall. 1950s Whitehall -Gary Behymer (64) ~ Now living in Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover (64) To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) The address given for the museum is probably the best way to get the info. CREHST Museum/ My passes arrived today along with a list of museums that will accept the membership cards for free admission like OMSI in Portland. There are museums listed for all across the US and in other countries. -Susan Baker Hoover (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: February 3, 1959 Well, here it is. Another year has passed. I shut my door at the office and hung my little sign. Not much, just a black and white xerox copy of a much nicer photo that hangs on the wall in my office. A gift from one of my partners. A simple but poignant headstone. One of the few places you will see his name spelled the way his family spelled it. In the morning I will put on an old sweatshirt I've worn every year for probably 15 years or more... Bought during September in Lubbock at the days that named for him, during the month he was born. Celebrating his birth rather than his death. Worn that sweatshirt every year whether I was in high powered negotiations or just sitting in the office... kinda gives the other side a little scare when a guy walks in in a sweatshirt rather than the obligatory suit and power tie... So this morning when you wake, give a little thanks for Charles Hardin Holley, J. P. Richardson and Richard Steven Velenzuela. They gave us Rock n Roll! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) Re: Col Hi I know this has been hashed over before (I am not very good with words like reiteration) but, could someone tell me again about the old two story school on the corner of Cullum and Downing - on the grounds of the Lewis & Clark school yard? I played on the steps of this school after moving to 707 Downing around 1956. The school was boarded up at this time and soon after razed. Re: Judy Willox Hodge (61) wrote: to Rick Maddy (67) "You have every right to worry about working at that incinerator, Rick." Judy, I think we had a communication failure. I don't clean up ammo dumps. I have difficulty cleaning up my bathroom. Hopefully not being too much out of line here, I will now digress a bit from Bomberville issues: To: Marlene Maness Mulch (57) Is this the EarthLights you wanted? Here are a couple other sites too. Like many of you living in other places, I've seen the Hubbell telescope and the space station (I know it has a name?) come over Maui right on schedule. Sometimes they let us take a look at what the taxpayers buy. Both sort of looked bright like Venus in the twilight, except they were moving. Earth Lights big - 386KBs SMALLER EarthLights picture Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html The best for tracking, subjectively speaking: http://www.heavens-above.com 2nd best for tracking: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov Daily pics: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ Good info: http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/ Okay site worth a peek: http://space.com And - Space Weather: http://spaceweather.com/ Kahoolawe: The Maui News (the daily paper they call the Maui Snooze here) said the bomb was a 2000 pounder. The radio said it was a 1000 pounder. Either/or, the detonation from seventeen miles away, plus or minus a mile or two, was on schedule and uneventful. No sound. No shock wave. Just a large dust ball. But I did see a whale. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Re: Richland School Bond Info Meeting Just a quick plug for the upcoming Richland School Bond (March 13, 2001) There will be a community information meeting next week, Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 7:00 PM at the Badger Mountain Elementary Gym. For additional information, visit the Richland Citizens for Good Schools web site at http://www.richlandschools.com -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ West Richland, WA ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton, former Richland teacher To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: siphoning water for California Mike, Please send us the salmon scales, too. We may need them for fuel. -Lynn Dunton, former Richland teacher *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 teacher today: Sandra Atwater (51), Larry Mattingly (60), Lefty Roohr (60) Judy Willox (61), David Douglas (62), Vince Bartram (62) Charlotte Nugent (64), Janie O'Neal (65), Mike Davis (74) Dave Trent (75), Gil Gilstrap (79), Lynn Dunton (teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) To: Don McKenzie (56) My Dad and I lived in a "B" house and when I went to college my Dad rented my room and so when I came home for vacation, I slept in the basement. That summer I worked at the hospital and when I first woke up I would sneeze and continue to sneeze until around noon! I know I was allergic to something in the basement - probably mold of some sort. It was a good thing that girls didn't wear the make-up that women do now!! I also remember it was fun to listen to some of the radio shows - we just didn't know anything different! We also had a lot of fun playing games - indoors and outdoors! Many memories! -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: Unfinished reactors There are two at the Satsop site near Elma #1 and #3. One is less then half completed and the other is something over 3/4, maybe as much as 90%. There is also one at Hanford that is something over 3/4 completed. I think some of the equipment from the Satsop reactor that was least finished was removed and sold. I remember reading it in the paper. Large pumps and some ancillary parts. The other, and the one at Hanford were "mothballed". Someone mentioned the FFTF. I think it is a relatively low power unit, and liquid metal-cooled and probably would not lend itself to generating power. One of the principle engineers from Satsop is a long time friend who is now retired and living less then 5 miles from my office. We are going to have dinner together in the near future. I will ask his opinion and post it. Personal note.. Shortly before the project was halted Jack gave me a tour of both of the plants at Satsop. In hard hats and coveralls we crawled all over them for several hours. What a difference from the old Hanford production reactors I had been around. Finishing these plants has been brought up a couple of times in the last 10 years or so. Each time someone will sagely suggest it would be a horrible fight with the environmental types. Then nothing more is heard. One other thing brought up in the local news, is financing for the effort. With the WPPSS bond failure, financing could be hard to come by. Perhaps if/when power bills get 2-3 times higher and we have some blackouts things will change for both the reactors and the proposed breaching of the Snake River dams. (I'm not looking to get sent to the Sandbox here...both items have been in the news). To: Denis Sullivan (62) I too can remember the paint crews and the small choice of government colors. To this day I can't stand "eyerest green". Bit of trivia here... When they finished painting the outside of the houses in the South end one year, they mixed together what they had left over. They came up with a nice Rose. Yep, you guessed it. They painted the sewage plant. In our hearts it will always be known as the "Rose Bowl". This is the story as I remember it, if someone wants to add to it, go for it, as this is part of our legacy of Richland. To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Don't feel bad about not being able to start a fire with the coal. It was hard to start for everybody. You had to get a pretty hot fire out of kindling going to make that old hard coal catch fire. The secret (which I never learned) was to "bank" up the furnace at night so it wouldn't go out. Oh well... Shake the clinkers down, shovel out the ashes, wad up and throw in lots of newspaper, throw in a bunch of small wood with larger pieces on top, find some small pieces of coal, adjust the dampers, light the paper and hope for the best. But the nice thing was that a good fire would heat our "B" house in a very few minutes. The bad part was that if you shut down a roaring fire too fast, it would pop back against the dampers with a really loud bang and scatter soot in the basement. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Lefty Roohr) Loper (60) Does anybody remember the year Twinkies went from a nickel to seven cents? I 'bout had a heart attack when that happened! -Bob (Lefty Roohr) Loper (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Don McKenzie (56) I also grew up in a "B" house and remember well when my little brother came into our lives and had us scampering for more room for my sister and me. I remember the "rock party" well and watching with fascination as that creepy crawl space in our basement became two lovely rooms for Sis and me. They put a half wall in the middle of the space and put a sliding door the rest of the way so we could each have our own rooms. Man, we were stylin' and I hate to tell you this Don, but I DID have a phone down in my room. No television, but back then we were mostly driving our parents nuts with the old record players with a stack of 45's on it, cranked to the full volume! I, too, hated those middle-of-the-night treks to the bathroom, and amazed myself every time I made it back safe and sound off those stairs and back to bed. Remember those big beams at the end of those stairs over-head? One time I chased my sister down the stairs; she jumped the last three steps or so, and I thought I had killed her for sure! She hit that beam and it knocked her cold!! Scared me to death--what the hell was I gonna tell Mom and Dad?!! By the way, I believe that Roland Haney was the one with the conveyor belts. To: Denis Sullivan (62) Hi Dennis. Quite an inventive stunt that was with the snow on the thermometer. Too bad it didn't work. It was cold in those durn things, that's for sure. The name of the principal at Carmichael in those days was Mr. Anderson. First name eludes me at the moment--chock that up to a senior moment. You know what they say-- that there are three things that are bad about getting older. The first is that the memory goes bad, and the next two I can't remember!! *G*!! It was really good to see you at the R2K reunion!! To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) I think what I remember mostly about those furnaces was that I couldn't wait until Dad got the darn thing going in the mornings as it was always so COLD in the house early mornings. Deedee (64) and I would fight for the register that was there in the living room to hog the heat and get warm before we started getting ready for school! Never mind that the rest of the household was probably still freezing while we sat there warming OUR backsides!! *G*!! I know of another original furnace that is still in place in an "A" house on Perkins. My son rented the house a few years ago, and I about flipped when we went downstairs to look at something else and there stood that old furnace. I hope that you have a good source of heat, Helen, because all I can say about where you are is BRRRRRRRR! LOL!! To: David Rivers (65) "Hello Baaaaaby", "That'll Be The Day" when "La Bamba" and the many other songs that Buddy Holley, Big Bopper and Richie Valens gave us will ever be forgotten! They will always live on through their music and within our hearts!! As true Bombers, we never forget our legacies, right?!! They gave us more than Rock n Roll, they gave us memories!! To: Rick Maddy (67) Perhaps I did word the entry wrong Rick. I was not under the impression that you worked at the incinerator, just that you had concerns for anyone that might work there. Sorry for the miscommunication, but on the other hand, might I maybe suggest a housekeeper. LOL!!!! I, too, hope that somebody comes forward and tells about that two- story school that was torn down as I have vague memories of it also. Hey Larry Mattingly (60), you have a good memory; can you shed any light here? You lived in that end too as I remember. Bomber Best Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) Thanks again to everyone who contributed information about games we played when we were little. I actually got to use some of it Saturday. I work for the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. When I visited the unit at the girl's school this week, one of the girls asked if she could put me on her 'visitor' list. She's from Tucson and has never had a visitor in seven months. (I 'stood in' for her dad when she received her 8th grade diploma last month.) Normally only immediate family are allowed to visit, but the staff made an exception for me. So I am her 'dad pro tem' until she gets out, probably in a couple of months (if she behaves). I was wondering what we could talk about for two hours, so we spent some time sharing what our childhoods were like. I got to tell her about the games we played. And the songs we listened to as teenagers. I even sang a couple of verses of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow." (She did not seem impressed... my singing talents are non- existent, I'm afraid.) I took her a hamburger (deluxe), french fries and strawberry milkshake from Sonic Drive-In. They wouldn't allow the milk shake, though (drinks must be in factory sealed plastic bottles). Next week she wants Chinese... I gave a speech about her graduation ceremony for my entry in the Toastmaster's International Speech Contest this week at Gilbert Toastmasters. It won, and I will be representing the club at the area contest next month. Speaking of freebies while living in Richland, I had a lot of sore throats when I was little. All it took was a phone call and the public health nurse would come to the house and give a penicillin shot. Unfortunately, when I came down with rheumatic fever in fourth grade I had developed an allergy to the penicillin. I had to take aureomycin for several years (a dollar a pill, I think), when I could have gotten the penicillin free from the Heart Association. After the war there was a severe shortage of telephones (I think that's when the 'luxury tax' on telephone service began). I remember having to walk down to the Duportail end of Birch Street to use a phone mounted on a telephone pole until they got one installed in the house. I still remember our old five-digit number 8-0568. Memories are great! -David Douglas (62) ******************************************** >>From: Vince Bartram (62) To: Denis Sullivan (62) Re: Carmichael Principal The principal's name was Mr. Anderson. I believe that his first name was Christian. Those quonset huts gave new meaning to the term "drafty". It made the new "ninth grade" wing, called that I believe because the ninth grade home rooms were there along with the library and art class room, seem that much better. Although as I recall, the modern facilities in the rest room were confusing to some. -Vince Bartram (62) ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Nugent (64) I wanted to thank everyone that responded to my Umatilla/Hermiston concern about the leaking containers. Have any of you heard of a massive project around Richland where they are digging to remove soil that is contaminated in an effort to prevent the contamination from gravitating to the Columbia River? This is another thing I just caught the end of a news program about several months ago. There is such a large base of Sandstorm followers that I just wanted to pass on to the women that if any of you have a mammogram that requires follow-up and eventual surgery, there is a relatively new breakthrough where the surgeon can inject radioactive dye that often will detect the sentinentel nodes in the underarm area. The surgeon than removes just a few nodes and has them checked for the cancer invasion and if they come up negative, then they do not remove the remaining nodes. If my surgery had been performed at our local hospital, they would have had no choice but to remove all the nodes because they did not have the technology on the local level. The hospital that specializes in cancer patients in our area is Roswell Park Cancer Institute. If any of you are faced with possible surgery this year, I'll be glad to check to see where the closest hospital is to you that would have the necessary equipment. And for all of you that haven't had your yearly mammogram, please call your doctor RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! My mom who was an incredible woman and mother died of cancer so I was very faithful in getting my mammograms and they were able to find it early. Also, if any of you are on a fixed income and do not have medical insurance, there is a program called Healthy Women's Partnership which is funded by the federal government and generally administered through the County Health Departments. You can receive the necessary tests at little or no cost. Until last October it was purely diagnostic but then the President signed a bill that changed the scope to include surgery as well. You generally have to be over 50 or have a close relative that has had breast cancer to qualify for their mammogram services. Another option is that hospitals that receive federal funding HAVE to see and treat you. They have special funds that pay for this care and you generally only need to fill out papers. Our hospital calls it the "Sick and Needy Fund" but some others call it the "Hill Burton Fund" or something like that. The County Health Departments have wonderful treatment centers for men, women and children so no person should go without care. I honestly will be glad to see if there is a hospital near you that has the specialized service to determine if the nodes are cancer free. Just email me. -Charlotte Nugent (64) ******************************************** >>From: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) To: Gary Behymer (64) I loved the picture of the old telephone. Where ever did you find it? It reminded my of the time my parents dropped me and my cousin off at the downtown theater and gave us instruction to call them at my grandparents as soon as the show was over. They gave me a dime and recited the phone number to me. I was so afraid of forgetting it that I said it over and over to myself while in line to get Junior Mints (the box was great for making all kinds of racket between cartoons and movie), and all during the movie. I was so intent on remembering that number that I still remember it to this day (45 years.. later) Whitehall 50473. -Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Our phone number was Whitehall 5-7627. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Brad Upton (74) Re: Unfinished Nuclear Plants Brad, If you are referring to the two unfinished nuclear plants that are sitting out on the Hanford reservation as the answer to our energy woes, you might as well forget it, Funnyman! That would not be possible. They have been turned into Denny's! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Trent (75) I enjoy the game summaries for the boys, and would like to hear about the girls' games as well. What would make my (and possibly some other folks) day though, is to have someone out there fill me (us) in on the names of the parents of this latest crop of Bombers! Anyone out there care to give it a try? -Dave Trent (75) ******************************************** >>From: Gil Gilstrap (79) Those two nukes half built are still at Elma, I believe its officially called Satsop. Also does anyone from Lewis and Clark grade school know the where abouts of second grade teacher Mrs. Black and/or Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Hoesak. I think I misspelled that name but anyway if you have any info on them it would be great. gilly 79 -Gil Gilstrap (79) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton (teacher) Re: Richland housing In 1948, not everyone could have a phone. A neighbor on the corner had a community phone. If one had to make a call, the people on our street would contact Art and Jess to use the phone. For the convenience of having a phone they were to share it for emergencies. I think it was in the beginning of 1950 that everyone in the neighborhood could get phones. A housing freebie I remember was a paint-order man came to our house to tell us they were painting interiors and we could chose the colors. When the city decided to put in water meters, they had to trace the pipes by digging to expose them. Whoever put them in made a lot of extra money because the pipes were laid like mazes. At our house the pipes ran from the street along the side of our 3 bedroom prefab to the back and across to the edge of the yard; made two right angle turns and headed back to the house near the back steps. The workers followed the pipes under the house and finally put the meter in a little garden next to the front steps. The prefab next to us had even a longer more circuitous path of pipes. Did this happen in other parts of the city? We lived on Robert Avenue. Sharon Tate (61WB-RIP) also attended grade school in Richland. I met her at Spalding when she was in Bob Galati's 6th grade class. She was an unusually pretty eleven year old. -Lynn Dunton (teacher) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [1945 Hanford Engineer Works Telephone Directory . -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Burt Pierard (59), Larry Mattingly (60), Mike Lewis (60), Patti Jones (60), Judy Willox (61), Helen Cross (62), Roger Fishback (62), Susan Baker (64), Steve Sawyer (65), Gail Setbacken (66), Pam Ehinger (67), Rick Valentine (68), Larry Stone (71), Merle Huesties (72), Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Rick Maddy (67) The old yellow building on the grounds of the old Lewis and Clark grade school was the original Richland High School before the Hanford Works came to Richland. After building the Col-Hi on the hill of its present sight, the old building sat there and then became the American Legion Club as there were many veterans in the area. There was a large crowd there most of the nights. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [RHS - Thru the Years I believe the first picture on the website is the building about which there has been recent conversation. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) and others who asked Re: Two Story School next to Cullum Ave. I didn't answer this question originally since I thought dozens of people would jump in but apparently, that wasn't the case. The school was none other than the original Richland High School from back before the Gubbermint takeover. It was used as an interim High School from September 1943 until Col-Hi opened in March 1944. Students were bussed in from the Hanford Construction Camp Trailer Park and also included the early Richland residents. After closure as a school, the American Legion took over the first floor and basement for a clubhouse and installed a tavern in the basement. As an aside, the school was adjacent to the original Richland Grade School which was remodeled, added to, and reopened as Lewis and Clark Elementary, January 16, 1944. The high school kids used the gym/auditorium in the grade school for their games and gatherings. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [RHS - Thru the Years I believe the first picture on the website is the building about which there has been recent conversation. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: A Cancer comment Exactly 5 years to the day that my father died my mother called me at work to say she had breast cancer. We talked about it for a while and I agreed to go to Richland on my next day off. To make a short story of this, my opinion was that she should follow the Drs. advice and have it removed. She did, and was still cancer free when she died many years later. It has been well stated here, regular checkups and prompt treatment are the way to prolong your life. This may be particularly important for those of us who lived in the Richland area in the 40s, 50s and even the 60s. Re: Digging basements: I think I said something about this a year or so ago, but I'll touch on it again. The three main "basement excavators" were "Paddywagon" Davis, Jake Stickle and Jim Lawrence. Jim supplied the conveyor and dump truck and dad and I shoveled out our "B" house. I worked for both Jake Stickle and Davis (sorry, he was a neighbor but I cannot recall his first name). We shoveled that miserable dirt and rock for 75 cents to a dollar an hour. I probably worked in about 80 or 90 basements. We did get a bonus once in a while. Wow $5 was a lot in the 50s. I didn't do any of the concrete work, just shoveled that miserable rock with very little dirt. One I remember doing was when several of us got together and did Tom Barton's "A" house down on Benham. I think there were 6 of us and we pitched in non-stop and did it in one day. We actually offered to do it for free but Tom's wife wouldn't take no for answer and paid us anyway. There were several reasons for these half basements. Lack of loaders to load the dirt and trucks to haul it away. Speed was essential; they were nearly desperate for housing. And of course, economy. There was a war on, you know. To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Yes I remember that old school, and officers Ted Stout and Dale Metz running us out of there several times as they did at the old church in front of Lewis and Clark. I have a bit of a blank time in my memory of those years. We lived on Casey and I went to Kindergarten at Lewis and Clark. Then we moved to the house on Judson (1613) right across the street from what later was Chief Jo. So I went 1/2 of the first grade to Jefferson. But mom didn't like the "Q" house and we moved back to the "B" house on Benham and I finished first grade in Mrs. Manor's class at Lewis and Clark. So I am missing a few months of South end history. If you think about it, you might remember that there were several buildings like it in the region. There was one just below Burbank on the Columbia. You could see it from the highway to Walla Walla. I also remember one up on the Snake River where I hunted Geese, and down on the lower Columbia there were a couple of them. To me they all looked like they were built from the same plan. They were used both as general schools and high schools. I think the one next to Lewis and Clark was a High School. I don't remember it being open and used, but I do remember them boarding it up. We played various games around and in it for a year or two before they tore it down. I remember thinking a couple of years later that it was just grass, with no traces of the building left at all, like it was never there. This brings to mind another thing about growing up in Richland. We rode our bikes all over town with impunity. At like 5-6 years of age, I would go all the way to the other side of town. While we knew we should not talk to strangers, there weren't many of them, as it seemed like someone in the group always knew the person. We literally had little or no reason to fear. I suspect not many parents would let their small children roam like that now. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [RHS - Thru the Years I believe the first picture on the website is the building about which there has been recent conversation. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lewis (60) To: Larry Mattingly (60) We used to get the coal at a house on Haupt Street. It came galumphing down the coal chute into the wooden bin. I had a rock cutter set up there and even had the privilege of tending the fire. It was the first time I had ever seen coal. By then I had read about fossils in coal -- with pictures even -- and the idea there might be fossils in the coal was very big in my mind. I broke several lumps apart but didn't find any fossils... There were many rumors about radioactivity, some of them intended as scare tactics, usually not organized, usually individuals. There were rumors about someone stealing zirconium clad slugs and the FBI was supposed to be all over the place looking for him. But I think it was just a play on the fittings in cars which were used for lubrication, they were called "zirc" fittings. Of course everybody in Richland became cavalier about radioactivity so any concern of the intensity which is prevalent today was suppressed; it didn't take much dissuasion, for the sake of employment and national security. Digging up these old memories is helping make sense of all the chaos and distress which the whole nuclear development caused. The candor of reports is very good in that sense. -Mike Lewis (60) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) and Bonnie Timmerman (63) Re: Patti Tate (RIP) Yes, Judy you are right about me signing Patti Tate's guest book. When I bought my computer a year ago I immediately signed up for the Sandstorm. In checking out the Bomber website I found the following about Sharon and her sister Patti Tate: Go to RichlandBombers.com - scroll down past the SITES OF INTEREST heading to "Famous Bombers". Sharon is listed there. Click on the first link with Sharon's name and you will find a wonderful tribute set up by webmaster Natalie Grumbles. This website also has links to Doris and Patti's work. It's amazing what they and others accomplished in helping people of such tragedy. It was through Natalie Grumbles that I found out that Patti had passed away. After going through the website I e-mailed Natalie. We have kept in contact the past year. Natalie's story of setting up the website for Sharon is a treasure. Natalie had not ever met Sharon. There is also a new book out written by Greg King: Sharon Tate and Manson Murder. Re: Movie "Thirteen Days" Went to see the movie "Thirteen Days" last night with a friend. My friend wanted to see the movie and I didn't ask what it was about. Just knew that she usually picks good movies. Also, with Kevin Costner I knew I couldn't miss. The movie is about The Bay of Pigs/Cuba Crisis and I was fascinated through the whole movie. It brought me to the following thoughts: Recently there was talk about what it was like when we Bombers left Richland. I left Richland in September of 1962 to get away from home for a couple of years moving to San Jose to live. I was excited to find a new area to discover, new people, new situations. What I found was myself working at Lockheed with a missile aimed right at the plant site. After watching "Thirteen Days" last night, another time of thankfulness struck me about growing up in Bomberville. All of the training in school, our parents and the Hanford plant helped me to be brave during those thirteen days. Work had to carry on. A fact brought up in the movie was that the missiles couldn't reach Seattle. Bomberville was safe. Life carried on after that, marriage, children. etc. Even today I have the wish to live in Richland. If Glen Rose (58) and his wife Carol keep at me like they are I'll probably be living in Richland before I retire. *G* -Patti Jones (60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Not one to walk away from a challenge, I find myself meeting the Whitehall challenge head on. Not only do I remember my old phone number, but I remember my best friend's number as well. Our number was 52863, there was no -- in the numbers when they were just the five numbers. That actually came about when the numbers converted to the seven numbers. My best friend's number was 66035. Right Myrna? Bomber Best, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Rainy Richland ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Re: Heat Fortunately, our forced air works quite well. We haven't gotten a bill yet since the price of gas has risen so steeply. I remember trying to get warm in the little space in front of a little space heater too, as the Ranch House was freezing in the morning and we couldn't get close to the vents which we placed up near the ceilings, for some reason. There have been a few improvements since the good ole' days, after all. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) Re: Satsop and Hanford Reactors They have both been sold. Just recently in the Tri- City Herald it was noted that they were sold for $5 million. I believe another energy consortium is planning to convert at least one of them to a gas fired plant. Please correct me if I am wrong. Hey if we can't use those cooling towers in the power process, let's raise salmon in them There are still two unfinished reactors at Hanford. One is 2/3 complete. The other is not feasible to complete. It would take between $3 to $4 billion to complete the one reactor versus $5 to $7 billion to build a new reactor. Energy Northwest is no doubt thinking about the billions already lost. It is true that the FFTF would be a low volume generator about 100 mgw, but together with the isotopes and other uses, it would make it more financially reasonable to restart. I'm not much on engineering, reactors or the like, but hindsight is sure practical when thinking about how nice if Energy Northwest (formerly WPPSS) could have finished those reactors. There would be little if any power shortage and with today's unregulated power prices what a money maker. -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover (64) Several of us have been trying to reach Sharon Hopkins (64) by her email address and keep getting blocked. Sharon - if you read this please let us know the secret code. Re: Games The neighborhood game I remember the most was played on summer evenings. It was Kick the Can. The Davison and Hunt kids would meet where Gillard Place and Hunt meet and play Kick the Can after dark. I was pretty small at the time so it was a real treat to be able to join the big kids for an after dark game. The hill between the houses there was also great for sledding in the winter. Dad built a hedge and a fence to keep the kids from sailing into our back yard. After the houses were sold the fences were moved to the base of the hill and there wasn't any more room to sled. -Susan Baker Hoover (64) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Sawyer (65) All the reminiscing about old telephones brought back memories of living on Orcas Island before we moved to Richland. When we first moved to Orcas, our number was simply 113 and we answered one long and two short rings on the phone, which rang differently for each of the 10 parties on the party line. Single party (private) lines were not an option. Everyone on the same line could have conversations simply by picking up the phone at the same time. You would ring someone on your line by duplicating their ring pattern using a hand crank on the oak box phone hanging on the wall. Others might just pick up the phone and join the conversation. You could answer your phone at the neighbors, provided they were on the same line. You just listened for your ring pattern. To place a call not on your line, you gave the hand crank a good long "ring". When the operator answered, you told her who you were trying to reach. We rarely used numbers because she knew everybody. People would call in and tell the operator, if they were out for the evening, where they would be. She would forward the call... primitive call forwarding. It was "big city" when dial phones were phased in and our number changed to DRake 6-2133. Our phone rang only for us, but we lost some of the closeness to our neighbors in the process. Those old phones are collector items, now, and I wish ours had been saved. To: Lamont Worden (65) I'll own up to being as much as one and one half months behind one time. I try not to get more than a week or ten days behind on a regular basis. You may hold the "farthest behind and then catching up without deleting" record. -Steve Sawyer (65) ~ Anchorage, AK ******************************************** >>From: Gail Setbacken Carter (66) Hey! Whitehall-59847 was the Setbacken #. Yes, the phones were black and heavy. My brother Gary Setbacken (64) still bears the scar on his cheek from one. I remember because I put it there. The folks were out on a evening away from the wild bunch!!! Of course they were picking on me, as I remember, so I was going to call the folks and let them know. Gary was going to have none of that, so we wrestling with the phone and I hit him in the face with the phone!! The blood came running down his face!! I thought for sure I was dead!! I ran screaming through the house, Marcia and Sharon stood there waiting for the killing to begin. I was praying for the roof to fall in... anything to save me!!! At the last minute Gary stopped and didn't kill me. He saw the folks driving up. When they came in and saw his face I thought I was going to be in my room for ever!!! Gary was so kind, he told them he ran into the corner of the cabinet. I knew there was going to be a price to pay!!! I ended up ironing his shirt and jeans for the rest of the school year!!!! That is why he looked so nice!!! Life was good on McPherson. I hold those memories close to my heart. Love you, big brother. -Gail Setbacken Carter (66) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Re: Phone numbers How many of us still remember our old phone numbers? WH4-8757 later 944-8757. But you'd say 94-48757 Just a Bomber Thought!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ~ Thorp WA ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) Re: Richland's Whitehall Exchange To: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) and Larry Mattingly (60) Links to additional Whitehall Phones 1950's Whitehall Phones Whitehall 40208 belonged to my family and I still have the phone. Whitehall 54522 I purchased at the antique mall in Uptown Richland a couple of years ago, I still have that phone also. Just looking a these phones brings back memories of simpler times... -Rick Valentine (68) ~ Spokane, WA ******************************************** >>From: Larry Stone (71) Re: Water and Sewer lines In most parts of the cities as in most communities, the main lines run down the streets. But on our street they chose to run them down through our front yards... hence I had three exposed manholes in my front yard. A couple of years ago I was successful in getting them out of my yard. The city had a contractor come in make the line take a U out to the street then back into the neighbor's yard. This put the valves out in the street... along with the fourth manhole that was uncovered during the work. Though I don't miss the manholes in my yard, I no longer have the "conversation piece." By the way, for you folks here in Richland who have had the city or it's contractors dig up your yards and leave them a mess, you don't have to accept that. After leaving my yard a mess, I took on city hall and they had a private landscaper come out and redo the yard the right way. -Larry Stone (71) ******************************************** >>From: Merle Huesties Estrin (72) Re: Whitehall numbers Reading about the Whitehall numbers brought back a few memories for me. I do not remember our old Whitehall number, but I do remember a song that we were taught in music at Lewis & Clark Elementary by Ms. Teates. It went as follows: Whitehall 3-1-1-1-1, hurry firemen on the run. Fire's out and firemen are done with Whitehall 3-1-1-1-1. Anyone else remember that? It's amazing sometimes what sticks in your mind as a child. Re: Coal I also remember having a coal furnace in our "L" house on Benham. I remember watching the coal truck come and dump a load of coal into our coal bin in the basement. My dad worked out at Hanford and had a second job at the coal yard (to feed and clothe six kids!). I remember him coming home after working at the coal yard. I would sit in the bathroom and watch him wash his face and hands so he could prepare to take a shower! His entire clothed body was solid black, and he would make a production of slowly washing the coal of his face, hands, and arms to entertain us! Thanks for the memories.... -Merle Huesties Estrin (72) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To: Larry Mattingly (60) You spoke of the day the Rose Bowl became the Pine Bowl. Eyerest green? All of us Bombers who became Cougars knew it as French green. That name came from a one-time president of WSU, C. Clement French, whose wife was partial to the hue and had most every campus interior covered with it. Or so the story goes. We did find one advantage to the color. When a previous resident had put holes in the walls to hang posters, they were easily camouflaged with Crest toothpaste. A perfect match! To: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Indoor games! Now there's a topic I don't think we've covered. During the short, cold days of winter, we spent many an evening playing various board and card games with the family and whatever visitors dropped in. One of my strongest memories (probably because it was repeated most winter Sunday nights) was sitting in front of the TV, beside the fireplace, watching "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color", eating either barbecue beef or hot roast beef sandwiches (leftovers from Sunday's after-church roast beef dinner), playing Tripoli. Or Easy Money. Or Monopoly. Or Scrabble. You know, I never realized back then how educational those games were. I still awe my friends by adding up short columns of numbers without a calculator, but it was an important skill for most card games and for keeping score in most board games. Effortless learning was always my favorite. When I got older, we would use indoor games as an excuse to get out of the noon time heat and move closer to the air conditioning. Many summer afternoons were spent inside the Koop home on Swift just above the Big Pool, playing hand after hand of Hearts. Then we really "got down" and played "Poop on Your Partner." (Yes, I know there are some racier names, but I'm being delicate.) Ahhh, the simple joys of childhood... -Vicki Owens (72) ~ Kampala, Uganda *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara Farris (59WB), Judy Willox (61), Sandra Genoway (62), Earl Bennett (63), Gary Behymer (64), Gary Setbacken (64), Sharon Hopkins (64), Rick Maddy (67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Geoff Rothwell (71), Steve Wilson (71), Lois Clayton (72), Jackie Houston (73), Debra Dawson (74WB), Kerry Steichen (74), Tim Lippert (79), Brenda Emigh (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Farris DeFord (59WB) Re: remembering Looking back on memories of Richland as a kid, one was when my friends and I would take our daily walk from from the corner of Swift and Thayer to the old Pennywise drug store to get our penny candies, and does any one remember the licorice popsicles? Dick DeFord (56) - my husband now but then my boyfriend - worked in the Spudnut Shop all through his high school years. It was kind of a meeting place for the kids especially if we were getting out of the Uptown theater. Life was good for us growing up in Richland. We walked all over Uptown and Downtown and we felt safe. So long for now. -Barbara Farris DeFord (59WB) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: All Sandstorm Readers It has been brought to my attention that the readers of the Sandstorm probably need gentle reminders every month or so that if you need Maren's address to send in your subscription moneys, you can e-mail me and I will provide it for you. This from an avid Sandstorm reader that subscribes ONLY to this paper and subscribes faithfully! Right, Helen? *G*!! Re: RHS building (1911-1943) Also, now, that we now know the identity of that building recently being discussed on the Sandstorm that was on the Lewis and Clark grounds, is there anybody that knows the date it met the wrecking ball? Would like to know as I seem to remember it still standing when I started high school. Am I wrong? Come on Burt, you knew so much about it--supply the answer here! LOL!! Bomber Best to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: WPPSS Reactors - Sold? To: Roger Fishback (62) Surely, you jest; about the fish, I mean. I would like to know more about the news article you mention. Does the TC Herald have an archive? Re: Old phone Nos. - WH5-5107 -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Earl Charles Bennett, III - Gold Medal Class of '63 Re: Bob (Lefty Roohr) Loper (60) Don't recall the Twinkies inflation, but I do remember 3 cent stamps becoming 4. Just the other day I was heart- consciously perusing the nutritional analyses on snacks at a gas station convenience store (have to have solid food with my NSAID). Various brands of the Raspberry flavored, coconut sprinkled pseudo twinkies weighed in at 410 calories per pair and fat calories so high I quickly forgot the figure, as did a three-pak of plain ones in another brand. Hostess, however, retained my lifelong allegiance (born and bred in sack lunches consumed in the Auditorium/StudyHall in Bomberville) with 150 calories per pair and less than 50% fat. I know, that's still not ideal, but I try to treat my taste buds to such transgressions only at long intervals, and work out harder the next day. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Dynamics reunion last summer at EMP in Seattle Harry Wilson (61WB)... who finished the 9th grade at Chief Jo... left for Seattle with his parents in 1961 or so... played lead guitar for The Dynamics. Larry Coryell (61) was his guitar teacher (;-) He plays with a R & R group in the Seattle area on some weekends. I asked Harry if he sat in on the reunion. His answer: "Yes I did. We rehearsed 4 Sundays to prepare (it had been 35 years). Larry came up after about 4 tunes and played the rest of the set. It was awesome. Let me know how you do with selling the album. This one must be in better shape than the other one. Take care. Harry" -Gary Behymer (64) ~ safe in downtown Colfax, WA... home to a total of 3 stop lights... ******************************************** >>From: Gary Setbacken (64) Now I remember why I was called "Scarface" in my early years!!!! -Gary Setbacken (Gail's BIG brother) (64) ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Hopkins Hasty (64) I've been meaning to write into the Sandstorm to say what a great "Christmas" present it was to have been introduced by my sister, Bonnie Hopkins Kenney (68) late last year. Maybe she thought my links to the US were getting more and more tenuous as the years go by, and if so the Sandstorm has been a lovely way to pick up some of the threads (loved the reminiscing about old games). Except for the years 1985-89, when I tried to resettle in Seattle, but missed South Africa (SA) too much and came back, I have been living in SA since 1972. The US Supreme Court gave permission in certain cases for dual citizenship in the early 1990s so I have been a naturalized SA citizen for about 9 years. My children were all born in Richland before we left and the youngest, Charles, insisted on coming back to attend high school there. Although I come back for visits every 3-4 years, I haven't been back to Richland since his graduation from Hanford in 1986. It was good decision for him; he thrived at Hanford. Sorry it wasn't Col-Hi, but ........ It would be lovely to hear from anyone from 1964... and I wonder if there are any more Bomber expatriates that would like to trade 3rd world experiences? -Sharon Hopkins Hasty (64) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To: Marilyn Richey (53) and Burt Pierard (59) Thanks to you and others for talking about the old high school. I went to the site that Maren attached. That is the first time I have seen that school in forty-five years, or so. Looking at the picture, I played on the steps to the right. Amazing. Does anyone know the year of the buildings final blow and disappearance? Also, when you passed over the Blue Bridge on your way from Kennewick to Pasco there is the senior living center (?) building on the river bank to the left. Anybody know the background to this building other than most of you singing Christmas songs to the folks that resided there? Is the old Marios (sp?) in Pasco still hopping or is it being used for storage these days? -Rick Maddy (67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [RHS - Thru the Years in case anybody missed this link yesterday... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) Re: Old Richland High turned Legion Hall This discussion REALLY brings back the memories, as we Hatchers lived right on the northwest corner of Cullum and Fitch (501 Cullum) -- right across the street from the Legion Hall. Of course we were never allowed inside, but I can still remember hearing it "rock" over there as I was trying to fall asleep! Seems like it was seriously THE place, especially on Friday nights. Wasn't that pay day for most people at the "plant?" Not the salaried folks who were (I think) paid monthly, but the hourly women and guys (like my Dad.) Can't remember when they tore it down, but we lived there until I was six (1957) and it SEEMS like it was still standing then. Re: Phone Numbers Phone number at 501 Cullum was 75677. We then moved six houses north on Cullum, to 515 -- directly across from Lewis and Clark's cafeteria wing. Phone was 39778 -- later WHitehall 39778. After Mom died in 1968, Daddy and I took that phone number with us to a little two bedroom prefab before I left for college. That was his phone number until he died. Funny thing how I remember those numbers so well --but have forgotten the myriad different phone numbers I have had in all the moves I've made as an adult! (Not true -- I DO know my present phone number!) I don't remember learning to call the fire department with the WH 3-1-1-1-1 song from Mrs. Teats at Lewis & Clark, although I remember her so well. I remember growing up being told to dial "0" for the operator, who would do everything from summoning a fire truck to giving you the correct time! AND it was free -- even directory assistance. Sigh.... -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Foote (68) ******************************************** >>From: Geoff Rothwell (71) Re: Brad Upton's (74) inquiry, and the responses by Kay Conrad Johnson (60), Larry Mattingly (60), Sandra Genoway (62), Carol Converse Maurer (64): The status of the nuclear power industry is complex. Half the states have deregulated (i.e., separated generation from transmission-distribution and created wholesale electricity markets) and half have not. In those states that deregulated, nuclear plants (1) were retired early until mid-1998, (2) were sold at extremely low prices from mid-1998 to the end of 1999 (below $100/kilowatt), and (3) have been sold at low prices (between $500-$800/kW) since early 2000. Since 1996, no plant has been retired or sold in states that are still regulated. Until states have made a firm commitment to deregulate (and there are easily understood rules) or have made a firm commitment to continue to regulate into the foreseeable future, no utility will be willing to either (1) finish an incomplete plant or (2) order a new plant. This is because of the uncertainty associated with an unlicensed nuclear power plant and the high risk premiums charged by Wall Street for anything nuclear. Further, until the sale prices of plants in deregulated or deregulating states approach the price of completing a plant in those states, nuclear utilities would prefer to buy (with a complete staff), rather than build. Presently, the most important asset at a nuclear power plant is not the equipment, but the staff that runs and maintains it. Once a plant is retired, the staff is lost and difficult to replace. So, prime candidates for the completion of incomplete plants are those plants more than 75% complete at sites with operating plants, e.g., Watts Bar 2, owned by TVA. There has been talk of completing WNP-1 in Richland, but there are no plans to go forward. (Please let me know if anyone knows if whether a decision has been made.) Note that Satsop has been abandoned and cannot be finished, but can supply spare parts. So until we add new capacity, consider reducing your consumption. Notes: 1) FFTF is a test facility, not an electricity generating reactor, i.e., it's restart is determined by the demand for testing nuclear materials, not generating electricity.) 2) I am willing to send Bomber alumni a copy of my book, "Principles of Electricity Economics," to be published by IEEE Press, on CD-ROM for the cost of reproduction and postage. Send your address and $3 to me at Department of Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6072. The book has been written for the engineering community, but much of the math is confined to the exercises.) -Geoff Rothwell (71) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Steve Wilson (71) Date: Sun Feb. 4 18:11:07 2001 Hey I found some former classmates. Now can you tell me when the big 2001 reunion party is going? -Steve Wilson (71) ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton (72) Re: "we were taught in music at Lewis & Clark Elementary by Ms. Teates ...: WHitehall 3-1-1-1-1, hurry firemen on the run. Fire's out and firemen are done with WHitehall 3-1-1-1-1." I remember: WHitehall 66153 Hurry firemen please save me. So what is the fire station's phone number if you're not calling for an emergency? Do they have any of the old numbers we remember? -Lois Clayton Colton (72) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Jackie Houston Hanson (73) Date: Sat Feb 3 12:41:30 2001 Just found this site!! I've been scrolling all morning and boy have a lot of memories came back. I have 2 Bomber kids now - DJ Hanson (99) and Shylah (02). Hope to hear from former classmates. -Jackie Houston Hanson (73) ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) To: Steve Sawyer (65) My Grandma and Grandpa Dawson in Ellensburg had a phone just like you described in the 1950s, 60s. The earpiece hung off to the side, and the mouth piece, a miniature Victerola, was attached to the box but swiveled for height adjustment. They were oak and brass and black porcelain (?), very attractive indeed. Once in awhile, I or one of my sisters would rush to answer the phone, only to be told, "No, that's not our ring!" Each family on the party line had to listen for a special ring sequence to determine who's call was coming in. We also had to discreetly hang up when we picked up the earpiece to find the line already in use. And I'm sure the operator was the town knows-everybody-and-their- business, just like the one in the old Andy Griffith shows. Re: the cost of nuclear power When nuclear power was first proposed, promoters stated it would be too cheap to meter. Basically, that was true in the early years of Hanford. Producing power as a bi-product of bombs was the thing to do. Unfortunately, after more than 50 years of nuclear production, we still have no cheap and completely safe method for disposing of the waste. The expense of nuclear power is in cleanup, not production, and there is no end in sight because no one knows what to do with it still, after all the money, research, and genius trying to solve the problem. I told my creative son years ago, "I want you to do something this world really needs and make a whole lot of money in the process. There are two important things to think about. One, a way to neutralize radioactive waste. Two, hydrogen power. Find a way to turn water into electricity without blowing up the plant like the Hindenburg." He's 19 now and hasn't figured either one out yet. I'm not giving up hope, but I pass this along to the rest of you concerned about our future power supplies. We need truly innovative thinking combined with energy-wise construction and conservation to make a difference for our futures. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ******************************************** >>From: Kerry A. Steichen (74) Re: WPPSS Power Plants To: Fellow 1974 classmate - Brad Upton (74) Monday the Seattle Times news paper had an article about the WPPSS Power Plants and the thought that they may come in to play in our time of need! Not any time soon! I spent 4+ years working at the Satsop Project and left when it went onto mothballs. Both plants #1 (Richland) and #3 (Elma) were held in mothballs until 1994 when WPPSS decided to cancel and remove the salvageable equipment. This last summer on the way back from the ocean with the family, we stopped and had a picnic not more than 25 yards from the containment building. The fences are gone and you can park next to the buildings The county is trying to get some new industry to come and set up shop. The news article said it would take 3 to 5 billion dollars and 4 to 5 years before either plant could be operational. That won't help the short term but we need more stable power for the future. Burning natural gas to produce electricity is not going to be cheep and it drives our home heating cost. To: Fellow 1974 classmate Mike Davis (74) Denny's at the Power Plants, that must be why the stream of cars go out to the dessert and then never return! -Kerry A. Steichen (74) ~ Kent, WA ******************************************** >>From: Tim Lippert (79) Hi, I was hoping someone in the vast neighborhood of Bomberville could help me. I remember seeing a movie in grade school / jr. high? that was about a man who carved a canoe and set it adrift on a river. I believe the river was the Columbia and this guy lived at the headwaters in Canada. The film followed the boat down to the ocean. I don't think I'm making this up, but who knows. If anyone remembers such a movie or has a good resource for finding such stuff, let me know. I really would be interested in seeing it again. Thanks for any help and thanks to everyone for all the memories. -Tim Lippert (79) ******************************************** >>From: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Re: Jefferson Elementary I was catching up on January's entries and came across Mr. Myrick's and Jan Belew's entries concerning Jefferson Elementary. What marvelous memories I have from there. I remember cinnamon rolls and chili and art class with Mr. Yamamoto. Mr. Drummond and his love for the Chicago Cubs and Mr. Nussbaum's English Shepherd that was as tall as we were in third grade. Mrs. Warren's cookies (I still make the Skin Diver cookies for my kids) and graham crackers with juice and naptime in Mrs. Sowell's Kindergarten class. I remember my Mom, Carla Emigh, working with Bev Taylor (Randy Taylor's wife) with the special ed kids... and I remember with great fondness Seth Brown who was in a couple of my classes and could quote Shakespeare like it was nothin'. Mr. Podhajsky (bad spelling) our gym teacher and Mrs. Ayers in the Library. I remember Miss Hutchinson reading us "Jaws" in class and those end of year fun days we had on all that playground area. I remember wearing matching shirts with Becky Erie on the last day of sixth grade. My memories are all wonderful from that school. As my first child heads off to Elementary school I see now what we had there. They do not have art class, in fact, I am the art docent for my son's kindergarten class (scary, since I can draw only stick people well). The gym doubles as the cafeteria and they have not much playground compared to Jefferson. I am very grateful for my Elementary years, they were just super! -Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Rex Davis (49), Cole Sisters (50), (52), (55) and (63) Chuck Holtz (55), Burt Pierard (59), David Cloud (60), Larry Mattingly (60), Jim Yount (61), Judy Willox (61), David Douglas (62), Jim Hamilton (63), Karen Kleinpeter (63), Carol Converse (64), Gary Behymer (64), Leona Eckert (65), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Jake Tate (66WB), Betti Avant (69), Debra Dawson (74WB), Brian Denning (77), Kelly Walsh (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Davis (49) Re: Passing of Craig Guse (61) Maren, This is for the lady who notifies the Alumni Sandstorm about these things. Craig died Monday morning here in Pullman. He has been ailing for a while, but it is still a shock. Best Regards, -Rex Davis (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ Shirley Collings Haskins (66) -- who scans the funeral notices from the Herald for all of us -- tells me she hasn't seen the funeral notice for Craig yet. If and when she does, she'll scan the notice and put it on the website located at: http://funeralnotices.tripod.com/ -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Cole Sisters To: Johnny Cole Happy birthday, little brother! Love, Your big sisters -Barbara (50), Patti (52), Karen (55), Judie & Jackie (63) ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz (55) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) & Gus Keeney (57) It is indeed a small world. I served aboard the Ranger from 1958-1961 as an electronics technician. We must have passed somewhere on that giant slab of steel! To: Jim Byron (55) Jim, Is Tom Tracy's (55) generous offer :-) to visit your ME-262 project still open. I live near Lake Stevens and would enjoy seeing your work and chatting about old times. To: Larry Mattingly (60) Larry, Let me know when you will be putting on a show in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area and I'll come and take pictures of your "blooming sky"! To: Tim Lippert (79) Tim, I'm not able to answer your question about the Columbia River journey your looking for, but if you enjoy that kind of thing, and haven't viewed it yet, I highly recommend Ken Burns' Lewis & Clark Journal video. Ken Burns is the young man who produced the history of the Civil War which won him many awards and much acclaim. The Lewis and Clark videos (two video set) is only $29.95. It is so well done I sat fascinated as I watched it, and when finished, ordered the videos and the book. It reenacts the complete journey, including the trip down the Snake and Columbia rivers. A must see!!! It can be ordered from the PBS retail store which you can access through http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/ click "Related Products" to shop... -Chuck Holtz (55) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Re: The razing of the old RHS Sorry to admit you stumped me with your question on the date for the old RHS razing. The only resource I have here in Monroe indicates it was still standing in the summer of 1949 when my topog map was made from aerial photographs. I will be in Richland on Friday so I can do some more digging. Unless somebody else can jump in here, I would hope I could produce your answer next week. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** >>From: David Cloud (60) To: Bob Loper (60) I don't remember Twinkie inflation, but I do remember the five cent cola that went to six, then seven, and then to a dime in about twelve month's time. Two movie tickets at Uptown and two colas: two dollars. Lefty, don't look now but we are turning into codgers. To: Geoff Rothwell (71) Thank you for the discussion of nuclear powered generation. During this nation's retreat from this power source fifty new nuclear plants went on line world wide. Imagine western Europe trying to generate sufficient power with just Ruhr Valley coal or North Sea oil. Or Japan, with no domestic fossil fuels, sitting in the dark without nuclear power. If I could request discussion of a related topic: fuel cells which convert hydrocarbons to electricity without toxic residuals. Anyone? -David Cloud (60) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: New Power for Satsop? Back in about mid-January I was getting a haircut and reading a newspaper (on a good day I can still do that w/o glasses, but my arms are getting too short). There was an article about Duke (or Drake?) power company had begun negotiations to build a natural gas-fired generator at the Satsop site. All parties were described as optimistic that it would happen. Thursday night (02/08/01) I am having dinner with Jack Peterson, a friend for over 40 years, who was a principle engineer for Satsop. He still maintains contact, and does some consulting with various agencies on this subject. He has promised to fill me in on what he knows of the present situation. I will post it for what it is worth. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jim Yount (61) Re: Class of 1961 Reunion To: class of 1961 and Friends: I need some help locating some "semi-lost" classmates. I'm about ready to mail out E mails regarding our 40th reunion this summer, and have gotten rejects on addresses for the following folks: Linda Black Kenney, Sandy Carpenter McDermott, Janet Hylbak Armour, Eileen Kline Hamilton, Nancy Weston Sheakley Could anyone in contact with these folks, please ask them to contact me and let me know their new E mail address? Thanks! -Jim Yount (61) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: All Bombers and Sandstorm Readers WOW!! So many of you responding to the offer of Maren's address, and I am so thrilled that you have!! I enjoy hearing from you all. Renewing old friends and meeting new ones - what fun!! And to see that you all have such respect for Maren's contribution to all of us is wonderful!! We are such a great elite bunch and I am so PROUD to be a Bomber and a part of this group!!! Several of you have suggested that I post the amount for the subscription here, so I will. All Maren asks for is $12.00 a year for this wonderful meeting place of ours. Pretty cheap rent if you ask me!! *G*!! Thank you all for your responses. Bomber Best to you all, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Proud in Richland ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) Speaking of inflation, I painfully recall the week pay phone calls went from a nickle to a dime. My mom had dropped me off Saturday morning at the Uptown Theater to see "Invaders from Mars." I usually went with my older brother and his friends but for some reason was alone this time. I got so scared the first time they showed a 'martian' (looked like a big teddy bear - I wonder now what in the world scared me...), I left the theater. I only had a nickle to call my mom to come get me - and the phone wouldn't take it. I ended up WALKING home, from the Uptown Theater to 412 Birch Street. I did go with my older brother to see "The Man from Planet X." Just as they were about to show the first glimpse of the alien I ducked down behind the seat in front of me and missed the entire rest of the movie. It was only a couple of years ago I finally saw the whole thing on the TV late show... We were the last family in the entire town of Richland to get a TV set -summer of 1958. I was so enthralled I watched everything, from sign-on in the morning to soap operas to the closing prayer and sign-off test pattern at night. (Yes, kiddoes - in the old days they did such things...) In the afternoon there was a local show (three- station network, Yakima, Richland and Walla Walla), The Homemaker Show, with Betty Edmondson. She had a 'favorite recipe' contest, so I sent one in, Waldorf Cake (made with Miracle Whip), given to us by our eighth grade math teacher. It won, which got me a trip to Yakima (where the show originated), lunch at a fancy restaurant, a tour of the TV station, and I got to make my cake on TV. My one and only claim to fame, I'm afraid. I still have the Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cook Book which I got as a gift (autographed, even). (Today I am not allowed in the kitchen without adult supervision... except to wash dishes.) -David Douglas (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) I got a call this morning, telling me that Craig Guse (61) had passed away in Pullman. No additional details, other than a service is planned for Thursday. To paraphrase some "Sammy Oatmeal E-3" at Fort Benning back in 1968: "Didnt nobody not know Guse" He was a true piece of work. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger (63) To: Tim Lippert (79) The film you remember is called "Paddle To The Sea". The story began in the snow in Canada, and then followed the melt into the Great Lakes, and out to the Atlantic Ocean. The book was written by Holling C. Holling, I believe. It is still in the local ESD film library here in Yakima. Try your local library. Good luck. The book is really neat, because it has detailed sketches along the margins depicting the route and other information. -Karen Kleinpeter Kroger (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) WH3-9319 was my number. Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Craig R. Guse (61-RIP) >From the Lewiston Morning Tribune February 6th, 2001 Craig R. Guse 57 of Pullman, Washington, died of cancer Monday morning February 5, 2001, at Pullman Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Richland High School in 1961. ----- -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) To: Rick Maddy (67) The senior living center you referred to on the left (west) side of the blue bridge -- is the Moore Mansion. For the past several years it has been open (off and on) as a fine dining restaurant, now owned by John Collins and his wife. -Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) I remember the big black dial phone form childhood, and our # was 58977. I think Julie's was 94612. My Dad's shop was 51390 -Patty de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Jake Tate (66WB) Re: Speaking of buildings I know that the "winged" (I can't think of a better way to put it) building that used to sit on the road from Richland to the Richland "Y" is gone. I believe that this was the office building of the concrete plant that was located there. Somewhere in the back of my mind I remember hearing that this building was moved. If this is the case, can anyone tell me where it is now located? Is it being used again (still)? I remember the unusually shaped building so well for a couple of reasons. First, my brothers and I used to go by it a lot when we walked to Kennewick (true story, all the way to Angus Village from the ranch houses). Second, a similar shaped building sits empty on the Chinook Pass highway and I drive by it several times a year when I take my Traffic Safety students up the pass for our two lane highway drive. The Chinook Pass building was a drive in restaurant at one time but went the way of the Dodo when the freeway through Ellensburg took all the west side bound traffic away from the Chinook/White pass route. Also, I was distressed to hear that the Rose Bowl is no longer rose colored. I must get down and see that! As a young child I remember asking my mother why the Rose Bowl was so named. Mom's reply (tongue in cheek, I'm sure) was, "because it smells like a bowl full of roses, of course!" I bought that, but you must remember that the wind seldom carried the aroma towards our neighborhood--too, I can claim to be a little slow on the uptake from chasing the mosquito sprayer all those years. It was only years later that it struck me that the Rose Bowl's name was color related. I cannot imagine a nickname less offensive than "Rose Bowl." So what is it called these days? -Jake Tate (66WB) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Phones numbers I, too hate to admit it, but I remember my phone numbers from way back then. It was 89992, then whitehall 33098, then 943-3098. We kept that number until my folks moved out to north Richland and they added the 375 prefix. So, 375-1164. I also remember my grand-mother's number in S.D.-345J. Re: Basements I also recall we dug out our basement in one half of our "B" house as we needed more bedroom space (that was before we took over both halves of the house). We made two bedrooms down there that later became one room with a pool table and stereo. Re: Furnaces I also recall playing in the soot covered snow from our furnace. We later switched to presto logs, then oil, and finally electricity all using the same furnace. Re: licorice Oh, about today's mention of licorice flavored popsicles, I used to love these blue colored treats. When I mention it now people think I am nuts. Today they taste like blue raspberry. It got me thinking I was just imagining the flavor of licorice. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS - cool & foggy this AM ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) Without mincing words - today, nuclear energy is not proclaimed "too cheap to meter." Today, investors avoid nuclear power plants like the plague because the expense of nuclear waste disposal far outweighs the profit of producing nuclear energy. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ******************************************** >>From: Brian Denning (77) To: Tim Lippert (79) Tim, I also remember the movie you are asking about. I believe it was called, "Paddle to the Sea." I remember watching it at Marcus Whitman. Pretty interesting movie at the time; still interesting even now I'll bet! -Brian Denning (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) To: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Re: Jefferson Elementary As a K-6 attendee of Jefferson Elementary, I also remember Mr. Yamamoto, Mr. Myrick and Mrs. Warren. Other teacher memories include Mrs. Anderson (6th), Mrs. Orchard, Mrs. Cross (both for 4th grade)... but my all time favorite was Mrs. Robinson for 3rd grade. She read to us every afternoon, and it was then that I developed a love for author Beverly Cleary. Mrs. Robinson read to us all the adventures of Henry Higgins, Ramona and Beezus. It was really delightful. I can't wait till my girls get old enough to enjoy those books. Other memories of Jefferson include the LAST day of school, with the all-school picnic, 3 legged races, 50 & 100 yd dash competitions, etc. I think in the lower classes, we went to a classmate's house for lunch and then back to the school ground for the games/festivities. And then as a 6th grader, walking (more like running) home that last day, trying to dodge the Chief Jo 7th graders who were armed with lipstick ready to "smear" the newly graduated 6th-to-7th graders. And it had to be bright red lipstick too. What a rite of passage that was. When I tell people about this annual occurrence, they look at me as if I came from another planet -- kind of the same look when I tell them my high school mascot was a bomb, and the logo was an R with a mushroom cloud in the background ... Does smearing still go on these days? -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) ~ Simi Valley, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from February 6, 2001 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ~ Shirley Boots Neiman ~ Class of 1977 http://funeralnotices.tripod.com/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely (47), David Brusie (51), Dore "DT" Tyler (53), Mike Clowes (54), Loretta Ostboe (55), Patti Jones (60), Judy Willox (61), Patsy Noble (61), Helen Cross (62), Sherry Nugent (62), Bonnie Timmerman (63), Joanna Faulkner (63), Karen Kleinpeter (63), Susan Baker (64), Janice Klusman (66), Betti Avant (69), Bruce Strand (69), Larry Stone (71), Debra Dawson (74WB), Tim Jackson (77), Tim Lippert (79), Brenda Emigh (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King (47) Someone asked about Kathryn Hosack who taught kindergarten at Lewis & Clark. She will be 87 on Feb. 28th and she lives in Richland at [address deleted for her privacy]. She is a great lady who served as a mother figure for 3 younger brothers and 2 sisters when their mother died. She was a WAC in World War 2 and celebrated the end of the war in Paris. -Betty Ely King (47) ******************************************** >>From: David W. Brusie (51) Re: Cole Sisters Has anybody here seen Barbara (50) and Patti (52)? Its been so long since I've been gone. If you see them tell them that their old neighbor misses them so. I also miss the little sisters that used to cheer with them at the basketball games. -David W. Brusie (51) and 700 Abbot St. ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Dore "DT" Tyler (53) Re: Tim Lippert (79)s request for info on a movie about a trip down the (Columbia?) River A suggestion is to find a video of Jean Walkenshaw's "The River." (The foregoing is from an occasionally failing memory, the name "The River" is correct.) This should be available at larger Pubic Libraries. This piece, done for PBS, Just one of thousands of truly great pieces produced by or for PBS, which is in trouble from the "Bush Leaguers," is a trip down the modern Columbia from head waters to the sea. "The River" includes a few minutes of my long time school chum Richard Steele (53), hopefully not all of his allotted few minutes of fame, commenting on the Vernita Bar area. Regards -Dore Tyler (53) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Chuck Holtz (55) Chas., my man, if I had know you were aboard Wranger Maru, I'd have gone over the side. All seriousness aside, on a vessel of that size (big when new, but small now as it as been melted down for razor blades) one was lucky to know the rest of the guys in your division. Knew a few others on board, but that was only because they stood next to me in the pay line. It is indeed a small world. As a matter of fact, Chuck, on Classmates.com there is a site for Ranger shipmates. Someone commented about "Wanapum Gold" and wanting to leave the salmon scales in the water. I haven't a clue as to why any one would want them, but USDA says the water couldn't be certified as fit to drink with the scales still in. Just one think after another, isn't it? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ holding out in sunny but cool Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) Re: the old high school by Lewis & Clark Thanks for the memories... did anyone else ever go there (when it was the American Legion) for tap, ballet and acrobatic lessons (3 for l - a real bargain in those days). I believe it was used for that during l948 - 1952... I remember learning all three which helped me remain limber and athletic throughout growing up and beyond... what fun..... -Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) Almost Yuman (W. Richland in Good Ole Summertime) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) BOMBER BABES LUNCHEON Reminder: All reservations must be in Thursday February 8, 2001 for February 11, 2001 luncheon. Reservations can be e-mailed me. Bomber Cheers, -Patti Jones (60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Hello again all you Sandstorm readers and Bombers-- Judy here. Heh,heh! I have so many requests for Maren's address, it is overwhelming! And I LOVE it! However, I was so overloaded again today that my computer tried to go on strike. After some short negotiations (I pounded the poo out of it), it seems to be purring along again smoothly. But, if I happened to miss anyone out there that did send a request and got no response, let me know. I am definitely not ignoring you (and my computer will not either--gave it a raise actually), and send a new request if you need. During some of the requests today, a new concern came up as far as Maren's address. Several of you mentioned North Dakota - one even mentioned Montana (where did THAT come from? *G*!) No, no, no, kiddies, DO NOT send your money to North Dakota, South Dakota or Dodge Dakota (oops, sorry, that's my truck!) as the Lady is NOT in any Dakota; she is right here in good ole' Washington where she belongs! Ain't that right, Maren?!! *G*!!! So, if you have her Dakota address, ya might want to get in touch and get her new one. Again, thanks so very much for all your responses and Bomber Best to you all!! -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Even Prouder in Richland! By the way, I forgive ya Burt! Ya just can't know it all after all! *G*!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I am, indeed, back home in Washington... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Patsy Noble (61) To: Lefty If the shelf life of a Twinkie is as long as they say (25+ years) you are probably buying those same Twinkies today from your local market. -Patsy Noble (61) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) What are Skin Diver cookies? Sounds like something my preschool class might like!! Gosh, if things were that great for you graduating in '82 think how great they were for us who graduated in '62. I love my preschool kids that I teach now, but I do worry about what their world will be like as they grow older and get out in it. No doubt about it. Richland was a super place to be a kid growing up in the USA. I have often looked at old Any Griffin shows and remarked how much they remind me of what I remember of my growing up years. We had some of the same ideals they bring out in that show. It's about my favorite show on TV., except for the Waltons, which I haven't seen for ages. To: Judy Willox Hodge (6l) Yes, we do need frequent reminders. My check will be in the mail tomorrow, no matter how late I have to stay up tonite. It's above freezing here now, and the little lake behind my house is almost thawed out. No longer safe to walk on. Cheers, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ West Harrison, IN ******************************************** >>From: Sherry Nugent Dupuy (62) Re: Craig Guse (61 RIP) Even today, the memory of Craig brings a smile to my face as I'm certain it does many. He was one of a kind - no one quite like him. Please pass my sympathy on to his loved ones. -Sherry Nugent Dupuy (62) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Timmerman Glover (63) To: Judy Willow Hodge (61) Thanks Judy for taking the time to tell me about Patti. I feel a great sadness about the news. May God Bless...... -Bonnie Timmerman Glover (63) ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) Speaking of licorice popsicles, do any of you remember licorice ice cream, (black, creamy, and so delicious) that I used to get at the Densow's soda fountain/drugstore. -Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) ******************************************** >>From: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger (63) To: Jim Yount (61) Janet Hylbak's folks still live in Richland on Davison near my parents. They have email, so I'll bet they know her address. Good luck! Re: phone numbers It seems to me that I could call my dad at the area by dialing 21111 and then asking the exchange operator for "3812 please". My sister, Judy (67) remembers all our old phone numbers. I must have dialed my friend Lynn Johnson's (63WB) number more than I did ours. Hers was 45144 and later WH4-5144. I sure enjoy all the old stories. It seems as if all of you were in my neighborhood. What with kids we went to school with and the ones we saw at Sunday School and Youth Groups, we really had one big neighborhood. It's fun to hear of the good old days. I want you all to know, too, that when I see your names, I picture you about 17 years old. Bombers forever! -Karen Kleinpeter Kroger (63) ~ Tieton, WA ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover (64) To: Jake Tate (66WB) Are you referring to the Finger Nail which is now part of the outdoor stage at Howard Amon Park? The Rose Bowl no longer exists. There is a new WINCO supermarket going up there with the golf course behind it. You really do need to get down here. You will be totally lost! -Susan Baker Hoover (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jan Klusman McCurdy (66) To: Jake Tate (66WB) The building you referred to down by the Y... was called the fingernail. It has been moved to Howard Amon (Riverside) Park and is used as a stage there for all sorts of programs... As to the similar building up on Chinook Pass on hwy. 410... we camp one mile from there every summer every weekend at Squaw Rock Resort... about one mile further up from the building we called.. "the flying nun's hat".. It is still there but vacant... -Jan Klusman McCurdy (66) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) There is one other thing I thought of about the old phone numbers. I had a friend in West Richland and that exchange was Yorktown. I remember calling her and kept getting the operator. My mom finally figured out that I was dialing 9-then 0 for operator instead of 9-6. I learned that one very quickly as in those days you only called the operator in an emergency or for assistance in finding a listing. -Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand (69) Re: Whitehall #s When I was 5 we moved from Duportail to a pre-fab on Sanford and we got a Whitehall phone # of WH3-9987. Even after a couple moves to the other side of town, my parents still have the same # with the "WH" being replaced by "94." Some things do not change... -Bruce A. Strand (69) ~ Des Moines, WA ******************************************** >>From: Larry Stone (71) To: Jake Tate (66WB) Re: Rose Bowl and The Fingernail I think the Rose Bowl is now a light brown or tan color and of course it has moved. I remember calling it the Rose Bowl also, but when I entered the military I found these places had a different name... Officer's Swimming Pools (Hold on now, I didn't give them the name.) The Fingernail was moved to Howard Amon Park where it's used as a stage. However, thanks to our city council wanting to revamp the park, it will probably go away. Here's two questions for someone's memory... I seem to remember the YMCA having an indoor pool here in Richland, but no one else I talk to remembers it. Also, does anyone remember the fast food place, think it was north of Uptown, that had Scotch and Soda drinks? And going back to A&W here in Richland... they had the best steak sandwiches I have ever had in my life. -Larry Stone (71) ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) The book I remember from grade school was either called the "Bluebird of Happiness" or the "Bluebird of Paradise". I've looked for it all my life and never have found a copy. I have no idea who the author is or when it was written, but it must be old. Anyone else remember a teacher reading this story at Marcus Whitman or Jason Lee? -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ******************************************** >>From: Tim Jackson (77) Re: Shirley Boots Neiman (77 RIP) To: All the had contact with Shirley I am putting to gathering a note to her children from her friends. If you knew Shirley, please send me a memory. Her kids will cherish it. And if you knew her husband Paul, please send him and encouraging word or love. My Love and Grace to you all. -Tim Jackson (77) ******************************************** >>From: Tim Lippert (79) Re: Thanks To: Chuck Holtz (55) Chuck, Thanks for the links. I did see the series on Clark & Lewis, I have contended that Clark was the real workhorse of the team and just had a bad agent, so he got second billing. :) The Burns series was really neat. To: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger (63) Karen, Thanks for the title and the synopsis. It actually got my memory going and I do remember a bit more of the movie now. I checked the King County Library System and they have both the video and the book. To: Brian Denning (77) Brian, Thanks to you for the title. I saw this at Marcus Whitman also. Do you remember what grade or who's class you were in when you saw it. I figure 4th or 5th grade? To: Everyone Here's a great example of what this forum can do. I have been looking for the title of this movie for a while and all the search engines couldn't match the Sandstorm. All this knowledge at our fingertips and everyone knows what a Spudnut and a Teen burger are to boot. This is cool. Thanks, -Tim Lippert (79) ******************************************** >>From: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Re: Jefferson Elementary How could I forget to mention Mrs. Robinson. She was one of the most wonderful teachers, I had her in third grade. I just remember her smile and how she captured our attention. When I was in the 5th and 6th grade, Mr. Drummond and Mr. Nussbaum let me go down to her class and give reading help to some of her students. Funny you should mention Beverly Cleary and her books. My oldest is 8 and I almost bought her one of those books to share with her. Think I will now.. As far as 'smearing' goes, I can remember that FEAR well as the last day of school approached. Luckily, I lived practically across the street from Jefferson, at 1605 Hunt and didn't have to walk that perilous walk up Van Giesen between GWWay and Jadwin. Yikes! I understand they have since remodeled the school. My brother, Roger Emigh, built the log fort that sat between the brick and yellow building as an Eagle scout project. Whatever became of that fort? Does anyone know? -Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 31 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Kay Weir (37), Dick Epler (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Mike Clowes (54), Jack Gardiner (61), Judy Willox (61), Gail Cyphers (62), Jeff DeMeyer (62), Linda Lester (62), Shirley Sherwood (62), Carol Converse (64), Linda Reining (64), Donna Fredette (65), Len Rediske (66), Joe Larg (68), Greg Larson (69), Brad Wear (71), Clark Riccobuono (71), Dan Ham (72), Lois Clayton (72), Mike Lemler (72), Greg Alley (73), Debra Dawson (74WB), Viv Good (74), Gil Gilstrap (79), Jay Schreiber (79), Teena Stoner (79), Brenda Emigh (82), Jeff Osborn (82), Jenny Smart (87), Patti Felch (87WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback (37) Re: OLD-old High school I graduated from that old High school in 1937 when I was 16 years old and two years later I went to work there as sort of general whatever... I even chaperoned some school parties even though some of the kids were older than I was. I did a little typing (you wouldn't know that now) when we had to do multiple copies of stuff it was typed on cardboard backed carbon paper which was carefully pulled off and wrapped around an inky roller and copies were rolled through with a hand crank. At that time the grade school was a three story wooden building with a wood steve in each classroom and the "facilities' out back. While I was still working there a new brick grade school was built and the State Superintendent of schools came to speak at the dedication. I had to make the programs for the dedication and was told his name was Ole Olson. I really wasn't sure if that was true or if was just going to make a fool of myself... it turned out to be his name so all was well. One of the first things the teachers had to determine was if all the kids - especially the young ones - understood about indoor flush toilets... and you think life is grim. All of this and anything anybody could think of I did for the salary of thirty five dollars a month and glad to do it... you have heard of the great depression, I take. Summers we all had jobs picking fruit and working in the packing houses. The guys stayed out of school till the apples were picked... good apple pickers were the elite... Les Fishback (34) - who I married when I was 21 - could pick 300 boxes a day for 4 cents a box. He did own a farm of his own and also farmed some leased land... about where the grad center is now. The land he owned was where Saint street is now. He was overseas in WW2 when the Government came in to kick us out and we never got to finish or live in that house. We - along with all the others - were paid at the same rate whether you had dry land or irrigated land or what you grew or what your house was like. The people who lived in Hanford and White Bluffs and the people who lived south of what is now Williams Boulevard had only 30 days to leave... the rest of the people could stay till harvest and were paid even less for their farms because they were supposed to get one more crop. My dad had a farm on what is now GWWay... it was the Hanford highway in the old days and he grew cherries, peaches, apricots and beautiful table and wine grapes all along that road... guess how many were left for him to harvest and how many people said the fruit belonged to the government and therefore was free for the taking even though all fence rows were posted "private property"... the house was obviously lived in and since all mail overseas was censored none of us could even let our GI Joes know what was going on. If any of you have heard your parents or grandparents say the natives were hostile now you know why. I didn't mean to get so long winded, but you should know there was a real town with real people here... we had a park (Howard Amon Park) given by the Amons... we had a swimming pool built with volunteer labor and a few of us still live here and once a year we have a reunion picnic. -Kay Weir Fishback (37) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) Re: Fuel Cells A few days ago someone asked about fuel cells. That's something I've been interested in for quite some time now, but I've never worked in the industry, so I hoped someone more directly involved would have responded by now. Maybe a few comments will elicit some response. The common description of a fuel cell is a device that uses hydrogen to produce direct current (DC) electricity, heat and water. Typically, the DC current charges a battery bank that can drive an inverter to produce 120/240 Vac power. The water produced is drinkable, being essentially a pure combination of oxygen and hydrogen. The thing that supplies hydrogen to the fuel cell is called a "reformer" and today most produce hydrogen from hydrocarbons, like kerosene, propane, gasoline, alcohol, butane, methane, etc. If fuel cells really take off, the hydrogen industry won't be far behind. Note that since the hydrocarbon is NOT being burned, there are no nasty oxide by-products (NO2, CO2, etc.). Water and heat are the only by-products. For a long time now, the industry has been dominated by two companies, International Fuel Cells (have supplied NASA for at least 30 years), and Fuel Cell Energy which has catered mostly to the BANANA market (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone) and the third world. But their technologies have been expensive, anywhere from $600K/kW for NASA to $4K/kW for the BANANA grid. Recently, however, a slew of companies have sprung up based on the newer PEM technology (Proton Exchange Membrane) using a platinum catalyst. These cells operate at relatively low temperatures (about 200 degrees F), have high power density, and most importantly can vary their output quickly in response to rapid demand. With PEM, it's now possible to develop fuel cells for applications all the way from portable military backpacks (Motorola), to automobiles (Ballard Power Systems), to individual households (GE/Plug-Power, IdaTech, Avista Labs, and of course, IFC and Fuel Cell). Bill Ford, Jr., CEO of Ford Motors has been quoted as saying that PEM will end the 100-year reign of the internal combustion engine. Of course, GM and others are also working on PEM engines. It's pretty easy to get excited about the PEM technology. Too easy in fact and some of the players have been better at hyping their product to raise money than in engineering. Plug-Power raised over $3 billion on the prospect of selling 10,000, 7kW units, in CY2001. Ain't going to happen. GE is part owner and sole distributor (the units would have the GE name and would be supported by GE). But the first units didn't come close to meeting specs and so the commercialization schedule had to be revised (I haven't checked for awhile). The industry still hasn't picked a winner. Bonneville Power is betting on IdaTech, and one of my favorites is IFC. Both believe they can get retail costs down to $1K to $1.5K per kW. A 3kW PEM unit (suitable for a 2000 sq. ft. house) costing less than $5000, and producing electricity for about 7 to 8 cents/kWh would be very competitive with the existing power grid. On the other hand, Fuel Cell Energy is betting on big ceramic cells (highest efficiency) to produce clean power for communities or large companies for 5 cents/kWh or less. So who's going to dominate? Maybe there's room for both PEM and Ceramic technologies. But today, DuPont, who has been supplying membranes and other engineering polymers to the industry for at least 35 years, has decided to form a separate division for producing PEM fuel cells. DuPont is also involved in the development of methanol technology to supply the necessary hydrogen for the fuel cell. In the next two years, USDA will be spending $300 million to encourage the production of methanol from corn, soybeans, and other crops. DuPont thinks the industry will be worth $10 billion by 2010. If so, that will be the end of the nation's power problems. Note that transmission costs also go away. Bonneville calls these local distribution networks the "Energy Grid." California notwithstanding, Bonneville (BPA) is forecasting a shortfall in the northwest of 3000 MWe by the end of the year, which will force BPA to buy power on the open market. Since Save-The-Salmon efforts are forecasted to cost $350 million a year, those costs must also be paid from BPA revenues meaning that our northwest electric rates are going to increase significantly before next winter. BUT what if fuel cells were available today. 3000 MWe, equivalent to three WPPSS-2 nuclear reactors, could be achieved by the deployment of one million 3 kW fuel cells for a revenue of $5 billion. That's pretty good motivation for these guys to get something to market soon! -Dick Epler (52) ~ Mt. Vernon, OR ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Dave Brusie (51) Re: Barbara Cole (50) Dave, Barbara lives in the Seattle area and Patti lives in her parents' home. She and her husband, Don Pierce, came back to Richland after 20 years in the Air Force and settled in her parents home after both of them had passed on. The brother Johnny also lives in Richland and the twins Judy and Jackie live in the state of Washington. Barbara (50) and Patti (52) were at the Club 40 Friday nite and that is the first time I had seen Barbara since high school. Both of them look great and it was good to see both of them. If you come to Richland look up Don Pierce on Cottonwood. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Patsy Noble Eichner (61) You mentioned a shelf life of 25 years for "Twinkies", which is a little off the mark. You see, Patsy, "Twinkies" were invented in the early Fifties as an item of ingredients to be included in one's personal bomb shelter. After years of serious testing, some of which was done at Hanford, it was found that "Twinkies" were impervious to most known forms of radiation. This made them eminently suitable as a food substitute following a sneak attack by "The Evil Empire". I'm sure my learned colleague, Dick Epler (52) can shed more light on this subject, as all veils of secrecy were lifted as of the opening of the new millennium. The actual shelf life has yet to be determined, but has been estimated to be the half life of plutonium raised to the tenth power. This does not mean, however, that Ringo Starr and Yasser Arrafat are the same person. Bomber Cheers to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ toughing it out in cold and rainy Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner (61) Re: Craig Guse (61 RIP) I was sorry to hear about the the passing of Craig Guse. Craig and I played a lot of baseball together. He was always a pleasure to be around. I can still remember one incident that happened in the 5th grade at Spalding. Craig and I were wrestling with each other during PE when we weren't supposed to. Howard Chitty said "If you guys want fight, you better do it right". So he handed us the boxing gloves. I thought to myself at the time, "This ought to be easy"... wrong!!!! Craig proceeded to whip the living crap out of me. I won't forget him. -Jack Gardiner (61) ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: David Brusie (51) I can't tell you where the sisters are, but they did have an entry in the Sandstorm on the 7th wishing their brother, Johnny, a Happy Birthday. Did you see that? I didn't know any of them, but I do vaguely remember Judie and Jackie from school. It's too bad that they didn't give an e-mail address or their location so that you could find them. Maybe they will respond to your entry. To: Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) I took all three of those classes way back then too. However, I could never remember the place at which I took them. I always thought it was at the instructor's house, but maybe I was wrong. I do remember who I took the classes from, just not where. The instructor that I had was an excellent one and boy back then we really learned how to be on our own!! No instructor standing behind OUR curtains and leading us through the number - ya either did it or looked like a fool trying!! *G*!! I agree with you that those classes kept us limber and athletic in our older years too. I would even add graceful along with those other qualities. Today, however, I waddle more like a duck then glide like a swan!! LOL!!!! To: Patsy Noble (61) Yech, what a thought Patsy - 25 year old twinkies?!! Hope to see you at the reunion this summer. Just don't bring any twinkies huh?! LOL!! To: Larry Stone (71) Perish the thought that our city council would remove our "fingernail" building in their revamping plans! I think we should work on them to move that other vacant building that Jan Klusman McCurdy (66) calls "the flying nun's hat" to our park too - we can use the culture. *G*!! No, you are not losing your mind, Larry. I do remember that indoor swimming pool at the Richland YMCA. My two kids and Deedee's (my sister) kid went there a lot as well as other activities that they were involved in there. So yes, Larry, there is (was) a swimming pool! LOL!! I do not remember the place with the scotch and soda drinks however or the steak sandwiches at the A&W. My favorite was the special sauce at the Arctic Circle on fries!! And cream puffs from that little bakery that used to be in the uptown on the theater side! Anyone remember it? Does anyone remember that bread truck that use to come around to the houses? Best raisin bread I ever ate! *G*!! To: The Family of Craig Guse (61 RIP) My deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I am so sorry for your loss! Craig will be missed this summer by his classmates, but we will remember him fondly! God Bless you and give you the strength to carry on! Bomber Best to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Gail Cyphers (62) Re: Craig Guse (61 RIP) I was sorry to hear of the passing of Craig Guse. I agree with everyone who knew him, he was certainly a unique fellow. He lived a small ways up the road from me on Sacramento Street, directly across from Spalding grade school. I remember one year (57 I think) of which he spent all of his waking hours trying to learn how to ride a unicycle. I would either walk by or drive by with my parents and he would be out in the street, leaning against any or all of the parked cars available, trying to stay afloat on this thing. Every time I talked to him he would say that he just about had it figured out. Personally I never noticed any improvement throughout that summer, but I also never had the nerve to ride one of those things either. So the improvement may well have been emotional, one of those character-building things, of which he already had plenty of. He was a good friend to everyone he knew. Ill miss him. -Gail Cyphers (62) ~ Colorado Springs, CO ******************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMeyer (62) Re: 1962 40th class reunion Hey you, >From the CLASS OF 62 give me a ring (or e-mail) if you want to do that thing Reunion 2002 that is!! Carol Buchanna Krinke, Doug Burns, Judy Clarke Tembreull, Gary Curtis, Mary Jane Douglass, Maxine Dowd, Ron Dykes, Ken Elliot, Roger Farber, Randy George, Margart Gibson Tucker, Patricia Hahn, Clark Hall, Linda Hanson Toth, Tom Harmon, Faye Heneghen Dukes, David Henry, Doug Hilderbrant, Gearld Hooper, Lesie Lang Dalton, Freddie Lenhart, Richard Lloy, Helen Lund, Patty McCue Huthinson, Bill Maxwell, Ben Miles, Bob Mitchell, Anona Niles Carvetti, Paul Pedersen, Carole Petterson, Linda Rawlings McCleary, Chuck Smith, Margaret Smith, Stan Smith, Chuck Stade (William Charles Ward), Judy Stewart Hunt, Mildred Strode Drake, Suzann Tabbert, Lloyd Taylor, Sue Tomlinson Yount, Carl Vance, Laurel Vlacil Murry, Mary Wamsley, Walter Webb, Linda Whitaker Kadlec, Harold White, Dave Wilson, Julie Wilson Benson, Kathy Wilson, Mike Wooten, Valeree Workman Offerman, Yvonne Wright, Darris Yeager. Any information on the above people would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact me at any time. Bomber cheer, -Jeff DeMeyer (62) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Lester Rutkowski (62) Re: Books We Heard Apropos to the subject of books and elementary school. Who in Mrs. Graham's fifth grade class will ever forget "Ben and Me." Heading up to Richland on Saturday for a short visit. Will be sleeping up stairs in the "A" house. -Linda Lester Rutkowski (62) ~ Walnut Creek, CA ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) Re: Reminiscing In reading all the memories everyone has, it reminded me of two teachers who I believe left very large impressions on me. One was Mrs. Hood, my third grade teacher at Spalding. Remember the sloppy joe sandwiches that were made in the cafeteria? I didn't like them and she was determined that I eat them. She sat next to me one day until I finished that sandwich. I gagged it down with tears running down my face and to this day I cannot face a sloppy joe. The other teacher was Mrs. Duncan, the fourth grade teacher at Jason Lee. My family moved mid-year from the Spalding district (I suddenly can't remember the street name) to Wilson (half way between Chief Jo and Jason Lee). Do you remember how hard it was at that age to walk into a classroom of kids you didn't know and didn't start school with? Mrs. Duncan was so nice and so understanding that I quickly forgot how uncomfortable I was. I wish all teachers were like that. I just recently found all my old report cards and now I realize just how true the old axiom is that "education is wasted on the young". I realized that I now know why I remember the principal's office more than any other room at Chief Jo. -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Licorice popsicles and licorice ice cream, eh? I never knew they exceeded. Actually, they don't sound very good to me. Now, I LOVED Blackjack gum though. Um um good. It's really great seeing you writing into the Sandstorm, Susan Baker Hoover (64). More the merrier for our class. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ rainy today in Eureka, CA ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) Re: Licorice flavored ice cream and Densow Drugs Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) asked if anyone remembers that flavor ice cream - I DO - it was delicious! Wonder if anyone still makes it. Speaking of Densow Drugs: I remember in about 7th or 8th grade, I wasn't allowed to shave my legs (my mom kept saying it would make the hair grow in thicker and darker), so I put an electric shaver on "lay-away" and thought I was being pretty smart, cause I was using baby-sitting money to pay for it. I was allowed to use depilatories (Nair or Neet), but they stunk and took at least 15 minutes of waiting with that smelly, pink stuff "running" down my legs!!!!!! Back then, "everyone knew your name", so unbeknownst to me, the store had called my mom to get her permission for me to put the shaver on "lay-away". She never told me, just let me pay for it, then when I brought it home, I had some explaining to do!!!!! But, I was allowed to keep it and use it!!!!!! ;) Someone also asked about a book, "Bluebird of Happiness"... I don't know the author, but Shirley Temple was in a movie of the same name... can sometimes find the movie on "TCM". A special thanks to the Bomber Boosters, my coffee mug and mouse pad arrived last week. ;) -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA where we had snow flurries yesterday and today they are advising "freeze warning" - just what we need with the "rolling blackouts". ;( ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Donna Fredette (65) Date: Thu Feb. 8 01:08:00 2001 Class of 1965!!!!!!! Forgot to say I was from the class of '65! Guess what?! I'm a Grandma!! My daughter Bonnie had a little daughter, Gabriella Brynne and she is beautiful!! Hi JoAnne Bushnell! and Phyllis Merker and Chip Abrams!! and everyone else I missed at the 2000 reunion! See you in 2005!! ~~~~~ Donna's FIRST post in the Bomber Alumni Guest Book: Date: Thu Feb. 8 00:59:23 2001 Hello to all you great Bombers and Bomberettes!!!!! So great to see this site!! Maretta Nelson and Linda McKnight told me about it! Sorry to miss the reunions but I'll be at the next one!! The reunion picnic from '85 was great!! Please add my name to the alumni list. Miss you guys!! -Donna Fredette (65) ******************************************** >>From: Len Rediske (66) Re: The fingernail I remember my dad and I talking about that funky looking thing after it was constructed out toward the Y. It actually turned out being in the middle of some kind of rock and gravel place there, before it was moved downtown to the park. Thought I would throw in a little trivia about it. My Dad told me that the name of the shape was a 'segmented ellipsoid'. Then, he launched into some kind of explanation of its shape. Totally lost me at the time. He proceeded to go into an explanation of what a 'moebius curve' is. Does anybody know about them? Strange how little recollections like this keep cropping up in my sometimes 'going feeble' brain. -Len Rediske (66) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Larg (68) To: Sandra Genoway (62) Dear Sandra, You're not by any chance the sister of Barbara Genoway, are you? I met Barbara way back in grade school at Spalding. We were both in the Health Room together, sick. She and I got to talking and she said your family had just moved from Colorado. Being that my family line comes from Colorado, I was interested - Denver, I think she said. Anyway, I'm sorry I don't know you, but I thought Barb was awfully CUTE! Of, course, I'm not sure I ever met a girl that I personally didn't think was cute, in one form or another. (blush, blush) If you hear from her, please tell her HI for me. You may give her my e-mail address if you so desire. In the words of a famous statesman "All people are created "cute"! Some are just more cute than others! (or equal, or something like that, anyway...) Thanks! -Joe Larg (68) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Larson (69) Re: Scotch and Soda Hi, I believe the Red Steer served the scotch and soda drink and the best hot dogs as I remember. -Greg Larson (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Larry Stone (71) Larry, The YMCA had an indoor pool, it was across the street from the Baptist Church on GWWay. It's a shopping center now. I don't know when they razed it, its been probably 20 years or so. They used to have teen dances there as well as community house and CYO. The restaurant was the Red Steer, they had scotch and sodas and a great burger that had Canadian bacon on it. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Clark Riccobuono (71) Re: Twinkies To: Patsy Noble Eichner (61) I read the Sandstorm everyday. I have to respond to your twinkie comment. You see the twinkie has helped pay for my house, kids in college, puts food on my table, and brought many smiles to my neighbors who get them for free! So you speak nicely about the Famous T word. Tho it has never been proven the shelf life of 25 years, it is just Rumor. I think its three years. But our code dates are for 7 days! May you and your friends enjoy the humor because I grew up on them. Would you believe I have worked 25 years for the company that makes them, Wonder Bread. Re: Football Fans Info Does anyone remember John Gardenhire? He is the running back for Kentwood. John G ran the ball pretty good in the second half against Richland in the finals two years ago... This year if you noticed Kentwood was on top of the polls most of the year till they got to finals. John Gardenhire only ran for 27 tds, and rushed for over 1900 yards. Rick Nuehisel did not offer him a scholar ship. John was quoted in the Tacoma News Tribune, "was hoping Richland would make it to finals this year because we know we can beat them." Kentwood lost in first round. I wish Richland would have made it too, but congrats to Pasco. It sure is nice to see the power come from our conference. Proud of the Cloud, go Bombers. -Clark Riccobuono (71) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham (72) Yes there was a swimming pool in the YMCA as I was on the Swim Team for the big pool and we practiced there sometimes. It was a nice pool and it was heated. And the place that sold the scotch and sodas was the Red Steer by the stilt apartments. They also had great finger steaks. -Dan Ham (72) ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton (72) To: Larry Stone (71) There definately was a YMCA in Richland with an indoor pool. I hear that there's a Retirement Home there now, but haven't able to verify that. I spent many, many, many hours in that pool doing life saving, and synchronized swimming. My mom used to work at the reception desk. She was asked if she wanted a job since she was always there waiting for me. :-) -Lois Clayton Colton (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lemler (72) To: Larry Stone (71) Larry, I have to agree with you about the Scotch & Soda. They were the best, and so was Red Steer. They had awesome finger steaks. Now there is one place in the Tri-Cities that you can still get a Scotch & Soda, it is the Burger Ranch in Kennewick across from the Bowling Alley, or you can make them yourself: 1/2 sliced lemon, vanilla to your taste, and Sprite. Enjoy -Mike Lemler (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Larry Stone (71) Yes there was a YMCA and now it is a whole slew of apartments strung out over that spot. I joined in the summer after high school to use their small weight room and swim. The fast food spot was Red Steer. It was a great place to go after we played Saturday morning hoops at Chief Jo. Re: Digging out basements and stuff Our "A" house had both sides dug out when I was really young and I remember the contraption that stuck in the side of the house to take the dirt out. We had the famous coal furnace and the bad swamp cooler. When that new Sears central air came along in the late sixties, it was heaven. For telephone stuff we had a party line. We had nine kids and 6 girls so everybody was happy when that went away. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Live from Frostbite Falls (Richland) right now. ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) The Richland YMCA had a huge indoor pool. It was less desirable to the big pool for several reasons: WAY more chlorine! You could smell it in the changing rooms. Two, kids were bussed in from Kennewick and Pasco, kids you didn't know. And three, it cost more. But it was an ok alternative in the winter time. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ******************************************** >>From: Viv Good Rogalsky (74) Re: Scotch & Soda drinks To: Larry Stone (71) I think the place that served the Scotch & Soda drinks was Herfys. My sister, Barb (72) used to take me there in her pink Rambler and get those all the time. They were the best. Thanks for the great memory, -Viv Good Rogalsky (74) ******************************************** >>From: Gil Gilstrap (79) To: Larry Stone (71) Yes there was a swimming pool in the YMCA building. They also had a weight room downstairs and rooms for Karate and dance classes. I believe they closed down the building and then opened it at the old Spalding school. -Gil Gilstrap (79) ******************************************** >>From: Jay Schreiber (79) To: Larry Stone (71) Larry, Yes there was an indoor pool at the YMCA on GWWay just north of Van Giesen, that is where the Atomic Dolphins used to swim for practice and meets. I remember swimming there around '68 or '69 time frame. To: Tim Lippert (79) Tim, I think it was 5th grade when we saw the movie. I don't remember the name of our teacher, but it was a guy that had dark hair and a mustache. That was unusual back then, men as grade school teachers. Please say hi to your father for me, he was always a great teacher with something to keep the class interesting. -Jay Schreiber (79) ~ Indianapolis, IN ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio (79) To: Larry Stone (71) Re: Indoor YMCA swimming pool I remember the pool! I believe (brain cells are failing) it was one block east of Chief Jo and there are now a Chevron station and apartments in its place. I remember because we went swimming there for P.E. I thought that was the coolest thing. We moved back to Richland from Colorado the summer I began 7th grade and remember thinking "Wow! This is great!" But it wasn't so great walking back to school with wet hair and my clothes sticking to me because I couldn't get completely dry before I put them back on. I was not athletic by any stretch of the imagination, but swimming was one thing I could do and do well. See? You're not losing your mind. :) -Teena Stoner Giulio (79) ******************************************** >>From: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Re: Hookie Bobbin' We had our first (and probably only) snow here in Redmond this morning. The kids and I ran out to make a quick snowman before it melts. Does anyone remember hookie bobbin' behind moving cars when it snowed? Yikes, that exhaust. I remember my mom used to let us hookie bob on our old blue Suburban down our little street, Park St. Of course, that was after my dad went to work! Re: Skin Divers To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) These are so simple and I remember making them right in Mrs. Warren's room along with about 4 other cookies. I have lost all the other recipes, but this one I have made a zillion times. SKIN DIVERS Bring to Boil: 1 cup sugar & 1 cup Lt corn syrup. At Boil, take off heat and add: 1 1/2 cup P Butter and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix and slowly add 6 cups rice krispies. Pat down in greased pan (9x13 I think). Over low heat melt 12 oz chocolate chips & 12 oz butterscotch chips. Spread over cookies and refrigerate. To: Brad Upton (74) Heard you the other day on the Groz and Gas show on Sports Radio KJR950. I never miss their show from 3-4. Hilarious! Also, ran into your brother, Joey, when my daughter needed some medical assistance in Issaquah. He kept looking at me and finally asked if I was from Richland. I said yes and we laughed and caught up. He was my sister Tina's age. I know my mom and your mom worked together on many PTA and other projects. I think your sister Marty (was it?) was my brother's Roger's age. -Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Osborn (82) Re: Mr. T and Chief Jo Growing up in Richland in the 70s and attending Jason Lee was sure a positive experience in my life. My 6th grade teacher, Mr. Tensmeyer (the original Mr. T), was great. We always snickered when he would tell us he was from.... Oxnard, CA. He was a great example for a 12 year old boy. Up to 6th grade I'd always had a nice lady for my teacher. "Class... please be quiet!" just doesn't cut it anymore for a rowdy group of 6th graders. Mr. T had a way of not saying anything and just pausing to expose the student who was talking or otherwise acting disruptive. He and I hit it off and I'm wondering where he ended up. He also coached 7th grade football at Chief Jo so I was lucky enough to have his teaching for 2 years! There were many other good teachers at Jason Lee but in my book, he was the best! To: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) So nice to hear from you. So, Brenda... what about our 3 years at Chief Jo? Have we similar fond memories? Or have we somehow suppressed those memories of a time when we grew from innocent kids to mischievous, corruptible teenagers. Best wishes to all you Bombers... especially those of you from '82 -Jeff Osborn (82) ~ West Richland ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Re: YMCA I remember the YMCA on GWWay with the indoor swimming pool. It was there until probably late 70s or very early 80s, as I remember my father and brothers taking kayak lessons in the pool when they were building kayaks in the Boy Scout troop. I also remember taking swim lessons there right after we moved here in '75, and finally convincing my mom I didn't want to go anymore because it smelled so awful! (at least it did to me!). I don't remember when it was torn down, but it did stand vacant for several years between the time the Y left and when it was demolished. A retirement home is on that property now. Funny, every time I've mentioned it to people, that there used to be a Y facility in Richland with an indoor pool, I always get the weirdest looks. Glad to see I'm not the only one who remembers this! As a side note to current Richland school district residents: Please remember to support the March 13 school bond! Please vote YES and convince your friends, family and neighbors to do the same! Visit http://www.richlandschools.com for more information, or e-mail me! -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ West Richland ******************************************** >>From: Patti Felch Walrath (87WB) To: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) I spent my grade school years at Jefferson also, and have great memories from that school. Mr. Drummond was my fifth grade teacher, and I loved his class. We always had a fun time. I can still remember the class throwing him a party on his birthday. Any excuse for a party would do. Does anyone remember a book we read at Jefferson in the 6th grade about a young guy that got shipwrecked and stranded on an iceberg and befriended a polar bear? My brother says that I imagined the whole thing. And yes, I remember the smearing. But when it came my turn when I attended Chief Jo, we had progressed from just lipstick to shaving cream and magic markers. I got in trouble for stealing my older brother's shaving cream. Thanks for the memories. -Patti Felch Walrath (87WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from February 7, 2001 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ~ Daniel Brooks ~ Class of 1970 ~ http://funeralnotices.tripod.com/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 27 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom and a Hoops Report today: Dick Epler (52), Karen Cole (55), Tom Hughes (56), Jerry Martin (57), Tom Matthews (57), Burt Pierard (59), MLou Williams (60), Judy Willox (61), Steve Palmer (61), Helen Cross (62), Sandra Genoway (62), Deedee Willox (64), Frank Stratton (64), Susan Baker (64), Pat "Doriss" Trimble (65), Ted Smith (66), Betti Avant (69), Mary Jane Smith (70), Geoff Rothwell (71), Spencer Houck (71), Jim Anderson (72WB), Pat Reardon (72) and Alison Scott (72), Debra Dawson (74WB), Mike Davis (74), Kim Edgar (79), Brenda Emigh (82), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** Hoops Report 1 2 3 4 Bombers 8 26 37 48 Kennewick 14 26 33 46 Tierney 0, Buck 13, Neill 16, Stowe 4, Robbert 4, Fannin 11, Jones 0, Kafentzis 0 Aside from Kevin Neill's performance, leading the team in scoring and pulling down lots and lots of rebounds, this contest ought to have been drowned at birth. Had the Kennewick 3-point attempt at the buzzer not clanked, it is likely that the boys would still be trudging through the snow, walking back to their toasty warm hearthsides. Still, it *is* a win and attention can be turned to the next game. ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) Re: The Shelf Life of Twinkies & the Mobius Surface Yesterday, Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) challenged me to comment on the shelf life of Twinkies, given an estimated half-life equal to that of plutonium to the tenth power. Assuming Bob is referring to the Hanford product, Pu239, that would give a half-life for Twinkies equal to 240,360 X 10^10 years, which is several orders of magnitude greater than the current estimated life of the Universe (10 billion years, up from the previous calculation of 4 billion years). The implication is that whatever Twinkies that were "on the shelf" at the time of the Big Bang (T plus 38 seconds) would still be around. And that, in turn, would imply a nuclear binding energy for Twinkies greater than that of iron, the most stable element in the universe. However, a cursory literature search indicates that Twinkies has a very high vapor pressure when in the vicinity of certain kinds of people. The product just seems to vaporize into thin air in such situations. Thus Wonder Bread, the maker of Twinkies, still has the very difficult task of keeping up with demand. ~~~ Len Rediske (66) asked about 'moebius curves' in connection with the fingernail. I'm guessing that's the same thing I recall as a Mobius surface, named for the German mathematician August F. Mobius. It's a single-sided surface that can be formed by taking a long rectangular strip of paper and pasting its two ends together after giving it a half-twist. I'm guessing, Len, that your father was a physicist or mathematician. ~~~ Errata: I need to correct a reference I attributed to Bonneville regarding their term for networks of fuel cells. The correct term is Energy Web (not Grid), which seems to emphasize the decentralized communication aspects of the network in addition to traditional power switching. -Dick Epler (52) ~ in snowy Mt. Vernon, OR ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll (55) Re: Cole sisters I wrote to Dave Brusie (51) but I don't know if he received my email. Barbara Cole Filion (50) is living in Issaquah, WA. Patti Cole Pierce (52) is living in Richland. Karen Cole Correll(55) is living in 9 Mile Falls (by Spokane). Jackie Cole Bailey (63) is living in Woodinville, WA. Judie Cole Crain (63) is living in Lake Almanor, CA. Our little brother Johnny (66) is living in West Richland. All of us are in good health and still living with our original spouses!! -Karen Cole Correll (55) ~ 9 Mile Falls, WA COLD and snowy ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) Re: Licorice Ice Cream Baskin-Robbins usually has Licorice Ice Cream. Even though I am not supposed to eat sweets, when I find a Baskin-Robbins that has it I will get a single cone just because it is there. -Tom Hughes (56) ~ Auburn, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Martin (57) Hi, Being a slow, slow learner, I have finally purchased a computer. I know "Welcome to the 21st Century" but hey, until I found this "cool" site (many thanks to Maren) who needs one? I could play packman on other machines. I read about the Cole twins in a recent entry of the Sandstorm and I am wondering if they are the same ones that went by "Hurkie" and "Snuffer"? The reason I have not answered the e-mails of Dean Enderle (57), Pete Jensen (57), Darvis Burgen Bobo (57) and others is that I am computer dumb, illiterate or whatever. My new e-mail address is ************* so let me know I am not in hot water for ignoring you guys. It is cold and snowing in good ole' Salt Lake City, Utah. Oh, by the way I would like to forward some money to Maren for the great work she has done to tickle everyone's memory about growing up in Richland. I moved to Hanford when I was 3 or 4 years old and remember jumping off the canopy they provided us for our home made trailer, onto the bed of Dad's 1934 Ford pick-up truck. I sure hope this doesn't end up in La La land like the others. -Jerry Martin (The Famous Class of 1957) ~ Salt Lake City, UT ******************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) To: Kay Weir Fishback (37) It's good to hear more about the original residents of Richland and in the prior schools. My early memories include asparagus appearing in the dirt half of our B house basement the first year we were there (1944). I knew that there was a farm in the vicinity of GWWay and Haupt at one time but that was the extent of my knowledge. I noticed the Weir name is in "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs & Hanford (1805-1943)", namely a mention of Jean Weir being in the last graduation class that were "handed their diplomas without commencement, baccalaureate, or any customary exercises." Also a picture of Mary Weir in the 1937-38 Sophomore Class. I assume they were relations of yours. There also is a picture of Lester Fishback in a 1930 8th grade picture which I assume is your husband. The following quote was informative: "Following are news items for Courier-Reporter during the rest of 1943. It tells only the barest part of the story, for nothing can begin to cover the total frustration, fear, anger, and resignation felt by those involved in the beginning of what is now the Department of Energy's Hanford Atomic Reserve." The disruption was obviously traumatic and something we 'late-comers' need to remember. Thanks for sharing. -Tom Matthews (57) ~ Kirkland, WA ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Re: Demolition of the old RHS No forgiveness required - I have the answer. The City of Richland issued Building Permit #2674 to Richland School District #400 on March 22, 1961, to demolish the old High School Building. The contractor for the job was Irvin L. Gier (father of Dale Geir [48]). There is no exact date of demolition since Dale's dad puttered away at it and no Inspection record was required or kept. Aerial photographs showed the building was gone on August 20, 1962 so it was probably removed by the end of the summer 1961. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ reporting live from Richland ******************************************** >>From: MLou Williams (60) To: Jake Tate (66WB) Someone's already told you, probably, that the Rose Bowl is no longer. Call it history. Here's a well-known verse in its memory: On the edge of Richland There's a certain plant The looks of which you may forget The smell of which you can't! Rose Bowl! To: David Douglas (62) You were more honest than most. After a late movie, we called Mom and Dad, let the phone ring until they answered and said hello, hello, then got their message that they would be right down to the theater. No nickel, no dime! That was when you didn't have to put the money in until someone answered. We could hear them, but they couldn't hear us. It only didn't work one time, when Dad was on graveyard shift and didn't' think about what the heck was going on. It took another phone call half an hour later, and Mom answered, and knew what to do. Re: the thumbnail I actually purchased a darling ceramic-coated wood stove from the business that built the thumbnail - They sold bricks and wood stoves. I was a great stove, still works today. I watched with dismay over the years as the building weathered poorly, windows were broken out and it looked so forlorn. Who knew it would have such a wonderful future in its future! Thank you, Carol Converse Maurer (64), for the Mrs. Malaprop(ism)! I KNEW it wasn't because of age that I'm always issuing forth irrelevant words. I'm talking about the licorice popsicles and licorice ice cream you "never knew they exceeded." We all knew you meant existed. It's like the day in conversation at a staff meeting I called my computer a cucumber. Now whenever I give a little pause trying to come up with some appropriate noun, my staffers just suggest "cucumber" and smile. I get no respect. Now, you and Linda Reining Pitchford (64) head over to Baskin and Robbins and get yourself some licorice ice cream! Moving on to chemistry, I know there are plenty of Col Hi grads who can help me with this: as kids we would take a lump of that freshly dumped coal in the "B" house basement, put it in an old pie tin, and pour stuff on it, like iodine, laundry bluing, etc. Placed over in the dark of the home canned goods section for a few weeks, the most beautiful crystals would grow. I've seen a poor replica in some catalogs, but does anyone remember the real stuff? I have a piece of coal from the beach off Alaska I would love to try it on! And just a bit more about chemistry. While attending CBC in 1962, I walked up and taped a Twinkie to the underside of the rail on the Blue Bridge. It was still there 9 years later. I didn't eat it because the package was a little weather-beaten. But that Twinkie was still soft! You gotta love those preservatives... (and this proves that the bridge painters didn't get all the nooks and crannies!) -MLou Williams (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Ya know Bob, I am really, really becoming quite concerned about you at this time! Ya just GOT to come "home" and get your Spudnut fix!! You'll be all right then, I promise. I still may just mail ya a dozen - not sure ya can make it those few hundred miles you'd have to drive!! *G*!! All kidding aside, that was a really cute entry to Patsy. Gee, if you're that good without a Spudnut, ya must be DYNAMITE with them!! LOL!!! Bomber Best to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Covered in snow and oh so cold in Richland! ******************************************** >>From: Steve Palmer (61) Re: Craig Guse (61 RIP) I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Craig Guse. I remember him well as we often talked at school. It is sad to see so many of our friends leaving us. It is still hard for me to accept every time it happens. -Steve Palmer (61) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: My Sister, Barbara (70) To: Joe Larg (68) Dear Joe, Thank you for remembering my sister, Barbara. She was (and still is) "cute", and very friendly, most of the time. Although Barb is learning to use a computer and has one, she is not at this time, involved in E-mail. However, I will give her your E-mail address, which she can add to all of the other Bombers' E-mail addresses which I have already tried to give to her, via her brother, Gil (by computer). I think you may have Barb mixed up with someone else in the "health room". Barbara was born and raised in Richland, and lived on Cottonwood street, where she, Gil, Stan and I all grew up; except for Stan who finished growing up in Edmonds and Ellensburg (now living in Lewiston, ID). Barb and Gil are living in Kennewick, along with our mom, Vivian Gilbert-Genoway. Our father, Robert, died last September. BTW, how is your brother, Dennis? He and I were in the same class, starting at Spalding first or second grade; I don't remember, since I had rheumatic fever during the last half of first grade and first half of second grade. Say "hello" to him for me, please; I hope to see him and the others from my class at the 2002 reunion. Thanks for writing about Barbara. I hope you will eventually be able to "converse" through E-mail with her. -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Kay Weir Fishback (37) Mrs. Fishback, I wish I had been as interested in history when I was growing up in Richland as I am now. To think you were my Sunday School teacher all those years, and it didn't occur to me to ask you about Richland's history. What I remember most about being with you, in your class at Sunday School etc. is that you were always so nice to us, and I find myself trying to do that now as a Sunday School and preschool teacher. I'm probably alot older than you were when you were my teacher. Thanks for sharing with us, and hello to Rodger and Allan. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) To: Larry Stone (71) Yes, the YMCA was on GWWay and it did have an indoor swimming pool. My son was involved in a swim program there. I always wondered what happened to it. Anyone else out there know what or why? -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Stratton (64) Re: Craig Guse (61 RIP) It was indeed sad to hear of Craig passing away. Craig happened to be a roommate of mine for one semester at WSU. Five of us shared an old house on "B" Street in Pullman. Two other Bombers were Duncan Sinclair (65) & Perry Moore (63). Craig was the elder statesman of the group for sure and one heck of a likable guy. Besides his sense of humor there is one thing I will always remember about him from my school days. One day I heard the sound of a typewriter (we're talking the original finger power type) coming from Craig's bedroom and it was someone typing extremely fast. When I walked in, there was Craig typing faster than I had seen any guy type. For someone who never learned to type and probably has worn off an eighth of an inch from my two first fingers I thought this was pretty amazing. Well, Craig told me he was a typist in the Army and this was one of the few benefits ... maybe the only one... he could think of coming out of the Army. My sincerest condolences to his family. -Frank Stratton (64) ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover (64) To: Kay Weir Fishback (37) Thank you for explaining the government take over of this town. As a very small child, I was fortunate to spend time in the home of the John Dams on Lee where Zip's is now. When those homes were torn down, we lost a part of our history. Mr. Dam had come to this town before 1910. He was from Norway. John Dam Plaza across from the Federal Bldg. is named for him. Our family home on Hudson sits on the site of a weirbox from the orchards that use to cover this area from Catskill (or maybe even Newcomer) to Saint. A farm house that use to sit on Geo. Wash. Way just past Catskill, now sits abandoned on the Highway to Prosser. Every time we would go by there, Dad would say "there's our old neighbors". To: Patti Felch Walrath (87) You did read a story about a someone being stranded on the ice and befriending a polar bear. I remember my daughter Angela (Hanford (86) and possibly my son Rich (Hanford (90)) having to draw a picture of the ship. Wasn't it upside-down? I can't remember the title either. It was one of my favorite stories when I substituted, because if there wasn't a project planned, we could do something fun with the story. -Susan Baker Hoover (64) ******************************************** >>From: Pat "Doriss" Trimble (65) Re: Early Phone Numbers I lived in Richland from 1947 until 1957, when we moved out to West Richland, just beyond Twin Bridges. Our phone number in Richland was 57812 (then 945-7812); when we moved to West Richland our new number was 967-2372. For the first year or so we didn't have to dial 967- if we were calling someone else in West Richland... because the prefix was the same and it was like having your own private party line. I remember being told what the prefixes assigned to phone numbers stood for: WHitehall (94) for Richland; LIberty (54) for Pasco; JUstice (58) for Kennewick; and YOrktown (96) for West Richland!! Re: Another Memory or Two.... Who remembers the Richland Post Office... at the corner of GWWay & Knight Street? It was later sold, moved & remodeled to become the Knights of Columbus Hall on the Bypass Hiway. Do you remember your mailbox number and/or the 3-digit combination that opened your box? Do you remember practicing air raid/attack drills?? Sometimes, they'd load us onto buses and drive to the outskirts of Kennewick (or was it West Richland??)... where we'd be safe!! I wonder where we'd hide now? I also remember Harvey Simpson giving kids/adults rides in his horse-drawn sleigh when the streets were covered with snow?? it was like something out of a Currier & Ives print - lab robes and all! Happy Memories! -Pat "Doriss" Trimble (65) ******************************************** >>From: Ted Smith (66) Re: Scotch and Soda I don't remember the Scotch and Soda, but I'll never forget the onion rings from the Red Steer. They were cooked with some kind of cheese batter... fantastic! My first year at CBC, I flipped burgers at Artic Circle every evening. The AC gang sometimes went to Red Steer for the rings after we got off work. -Ted Smith (66) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: licorice ice cream The only licorice ice cream I recall was called "spook ice cream". Every year around Halloween Albertsons' grocery store had this product. It was half licorice ice cream and half orange sherbet. That is the only time of the year they sold it, it was good as I remember. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ~ where we had another 6" of white stuff yesterday ******************************************** >>From: Mary Jane Smith Poynor (70) Re: YMCA indoor pool To: Larry Stone (71) Your memory does not need a boost! There was indeed an indoor pool at the YMCA on GWWay (there's a song in there some where). They also had meeting rooms, and a couple of pool tables to mess about with! To: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger (63) We were next door neighbors for years - In fact your dad took my engagement picture for publication in the Tri City Herald over 30 years ago! Please tell your folks hi for me.. -Mary Jane Smith Poynor (70) ~ Anchorage, AK - where we finally have enough snow to have a dog race! ******************************************** >>From: Geoff Rothwell (71) To: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) I don't want to extent this discussion, but the cost of nuclear waste disposal is far less important than some people might believe. There are at least two forms of waste: spent nuclear fuel and low-level radioactive waste (this is not to mention mixed chemical/radioactive waste, etc.). Low-level waste used to be far more expensive to disposal of than currently. Without understanding economic response, low-level waste repositories increased their prices throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, while the regional waste disposal compacts (mandated in 1980) failed to materialize. (Note that Hanford is one of the few low- level repositories, but its prices were regulated, so prices at Hanford did not rise as rapidly as at other repositories.) In response, nuclear plant operators both reduced the amount (weight and volume) of their low-level radioactive waste and developed strategies for storing their waste. These actions reduced the cost of low-level waste significantly. Regarding high-level waste, nuclear power plants generate small quantities of extremely radioactive spent nuclear fuel. Spent fuel is stored in pools for at least 5 years after it is removed from the reactor to let it decay. In 1980 the Department of Energy agreed to take possession of spent fuel in 1998 and the nuclear operators agreed to pay (i.e., charge their customers) 0.1 cent per kilowatt-hour (compared to about 3-5 cents for total generation costs, i.e., 2-3% of the cost of generation). Over $10 billion has been collected, but DOE has not started to take possession of the spent fuel. The reason is that until the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain is licensed, it cannot develop an temporary storage facility to store the waste until Yucca Mountain is finished. So, nuclear plant operators have had to develop on-site spent fuel "graveyards," generally in an old parking lot. Each couple of years, fuel is removed from the pools and stored in a new "coffin," about the size of a semi-trailer. It costs about $25-50 million dollars to convert the parking lot and buy the storage containers. This is not a huge sum of money (given that nuclear power plants generate about $300 million dollars per year). But operators have sued DOE to recover these costs out of the more than $10 billion that has been collected. DOE is settling these suits utility by utility. So while environmentalists have fought Yucca Mountain, they have helped create spent nuclear fuel sites around the country. If you live in Richland, you should visit the WPPSS-2 site and see the local spent nuclear fuel repository. I'll try to get out there during my 30th year reunion, if that ever gets organized. -Geoff Rothwell (71) ******************************************** >>From: Spencer Houck (71) Re: YMCA indoor pool To: Larry Stone (71) Yes, Larry, there was an indoor pool at the YMCA the building was located just south of what is now the Washington Plaza south of McMurray. I remember going there on several occasions with scouts to do swimming activities in the winter. The drive in you are trying to remember is the Red Steer, it was on Van Giesen. There is a car wash there and also soon to be a retirement home. Bomber cheers -Spencer Houck (71) ~ Richland, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson (72WB) Re: The old YMCA pool Indeed it was there. It was made out of old Italian ceramic tiles, although they had been painted over. I was also surprised to find out that it had been designed by TV show host Art Linkletter, who made his living early in his career designing pools. I think they used to have that great snack bar there - was it called the Blue Barn? Rumor is, when they dug it up, buried underneath was an old document written by Richland founding fathers, outlining their master plan to make Chief Jo the premier junior high school, and to keep Carmichael as the more modest institution. -Jim Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Patrick and Alison Scott Reardon (72) Re: Lost Comrade To: The Class Of '72 On Sunday, February 4, 2001, Charlie Miller (72) passed away of a brain tumor. Charlie was one of about 20 of us that went all the way from kindergarten at Jefferson Grade School through Chief Jo Jr. Hi, and finally, through Columbia HS. All of us have known Charlie for about 42 of our 47 years of life. Like the rest of us, he was a charter member of geeks-r-us. He was an honest man and a good friend. We have his wife's address if one is so inclined to send a card and perhaps a remembrance, please send us e-mail and ask for her address. His parents were at the funeral and asked about Eschbach, Carter, Guthrie, Matsumoto, Lawless, Lagergren, and perhaps others that I can't remember right now. Sorry about the bad news. -Patrick and Alison Scott Reardon (72) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Charlie's funeral notice http://funeralnotices.tripod.com/ ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) Thanks to Dick Epler (52) for the info on safe, clean hydrogen fuel cell power. I have a feeling we'd be 20 years further along in this technology if Jimmy Carter had been reelected. I know he was an unpopular president, but he did promote energy conservation and alternative energy source research. I voted for Reagan that year myself and have always wondered.... To: Kay Weir Fishback (37) I attended White Bluffs reunions for years with my grandparents, Frank and Esther Dawson. I remember going to Sunnyside one year, and Cornet Bay (?) another. Sometimes they were at Howard Amon Park (too hot in July!). We always had a blast, meeting new kids and eating potluck. Grandma and Grandpa lived in White Bluffs during the Great Depression. Grandpa made a good living panning gold out of the Columbia there. He sometimes panned $30/day worth of gold, which was a fortune! They were certainly better off than the farmers. They were friends with Lloyd Wiehl at that time, who is now a retired Superior Court Judge (Yakima). He had his western art collection displayed at the Richland museum a couple of years ago, perhaps still. Somewhere in my photo collection is a picture of Lloyd, Frank, and Esther in their "bug" car at White Bluffs. When I find it I'm going to send a copy to the museum. Grandpa Frank is mentioned in the Remembering White Bluffs book, which you've probably read. He saved his brother, Ray Dawson, from a rabid coyote by shooting it. Ray was bitten in the face, however, and had to undergo a painful series of rabies vaccinations to the abdomen. When I think of my hero, the person I most admire for many reasons, it is my grandpa, Frank Dawson, RIP. I did research on the topic of farm land condemnation for the Hanford Project in college, so I know what a raw deal people got. We complain about ambulance-chasing lawyers, but I don't think it could happen in our present society. I hate frivolous litigation and unreasonable awards (like the millions for spilled McDonald's coffee), but just the threat of lawsuit tends to make government more fair nowadays. Too bad the government didn't voluntarily allocate fair market value for the property seized in the 1940s. And too bad there weren't any hotshot lawyers around when it didn't. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Brad Upton (74) Got a brother, Joey, now? Re: Old YMCA I remember the YMCA building down by the current Safeway. What I found interesting and many of you may not remember this, but when they were razing the building they found the foundation of some old structure. Does anyone remember this? At first, it created quite a stir in the community. They didn't really know what they had come across. Could it have been some old ancient structure from a primitive tribe that lived in this area thousands of years ago? Could they have another "Kennewick Man" situation on their hands? There were many unanswered questions and many anxious moments. As it turned out, it was the remains of a foundation to an old Denny's. I think they dug it up and carved it into a "fingernail"! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Books Does anyone remember the books they had to read and discuss in 9th Grade (Chief Jo). The two that stand out to me the most was the "Tale Of Two Cities" and I think "The Outsider". Of all the books I've read in my lifetime, those made an impression, I actually enjoy going to class and discussing them. Re: Chili Also, does anyone remember watching the video (Mr... Schleer's Class (not sure of the spelling)) on what "Chili" is really made of. I opted to go to the library, I heard rumors of rat hair, bugs etc., being swept off the floor being added. I don't think I could have watched it without getting sick. Re: The Red Steer The Red Steer was one of my favorites, you could have any flavor syrup added to your soda, I tried several, my favorite was cherry. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** >>From: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Re: YMCA and Atomic Dolphins Swim Team Swam on the team from '72 to '75, practicing at the YMCA for most of the year. Oh that chlorine and that BUZZER that had to be pressed to open the door to the locker room. We traveled all over the Inland Empire for swim meets. What a blast! Re: Scotch and Soda's at Red Steer Those were SO good and so were the Crinkle Steak Dinners. Re: Landon Kafentzis Noticed that he committed to Arizona the other day. He must be the son of one of the older Kafentzis boys. Glad to see a familiar name on the list. Congrats to him! To: Jeff Osborn (82) How nice of you to remind me of THOSE years at Chief Jo. Oh my. They were great years but you are so correct. We came in as little kids and went off to High School as intense adolescents. I guess that's what Junior High is for most kids (can't wait for my kids to get there... yikes). Did Chief Jo stop being a school? I heard they closed some schools down but wasn't sure which ones. I have great memories of listening to Wig Davis (82) EVERY morning saying the pledge of allegiance to us all and Mr. Bernard's tough guy image (he was such a softy). Star and San Francisco Riding Gear jeans and begging my mom to buy me things from the The Cube at the Bon. Too much fun remembering! -Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) The DUPUS BOOMER BOOKS are here at the Museum 84 Lee Blvd... They are a real kick... As soon as most people pick their copies up... they start laughing... WHAT A GREAT VALENTINE they would be... for anyone who was there... There is a picture of the old high school and much more... come on down next time you're in Richland... CREHST MUSEUM... lots of past history to enjoy... -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers, Hoops Report, and 2 funeral notices today: Annette Bradley (51), Charlotte Carlson (52), Sharon Clark (56) Jack Gardiner (61), Earl Bennett (63), Gary Behymer (64) Linda Reining (64), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Jim Anderson (72WB) Brian Denning (77), James Becker (83), Anonymous Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** Hoops Report 1 2 3 4 Wa-Hi 11 25 35 51 Bombers 7 26 37 48 Tierney 0, Buck 12, Neill 9, Stowe 7, Robbert 4, Kafentzis 7, Fannin 9, Jones 0 Unlike last night's dreary affair at Kennewick, those who ignored the light dusting of snow that has visited Bomberville and made their way to Dawald Gym were treated to a good basketball game, a really good basketball game. This was a contest between the two teams' defenses: every possession was contested by each team. Those of us -- we elderly Bomber fans -- accustomed to Bomber fast break hoops, were not rewarded: there was not a single fast break -- by either team -- in the entire game. Coach Streufert determined that, if Wa-Hi were to win this game, it would not be at the hands of Thomas Kelati (who has signed to play hoops at Wazzu): he detailed Kevin Neill to defend him, and Kevin responded with a fine effort. It lay to some other Blue Devil to drop a 3-point goal from the baseline at 0:03 to break the 48-48 tie and provide the final 51-48 margin. The well-coached Walla-dittos were not about to do anything silly on the inbounds play and Bombers were not able to get off a potential game-tying 3- point shot. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Annette Bradley Forsythe (51) To: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Re: Swim Team Hi Brenda, Didn't remember that you had moved from Hanford School to Col-Hi... but anyway, I have enjoyed all the comments about the YMCA and the swimming pool. We have such fond memories of those wonderful years between '72 and '76 or so, when we "old folks" toted you kids from one swim meet to another and hosted the one at the "Y". Our Atomic Dolphins Team did pretty well in those years. Now, as we see our Linda (Hanford 82) and her husband toting their little hockey player (8 years old) all over the NW to tournaments, we have to remember how many weekends we spent in those long ago years with all you great kids. I'm sorting photos and slides now and guess what! You, Beckie Erie, and the fearsome foursome relay team are pretty awesome looking. Memories are the greatest. Hooray for the Sandstorm and getting reconnected with important folks from our past. -Annette Bradley Forsythe (51) ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Carlson Terry (52) Re: Memories Does anyone remember -- around Halloween each year we (Marilyn Overstreet (52) her sister Edwina (?) and brother. Neil Goff (51) and can't remember who else, would go out to one of the abandoned homes on GWWay (they were usually two story) and the boys would go up and hide in the closets and when the girls came up they'd come out screaming and scare the living heck out of us!!!! What good fun we had in those days. What a safe environment - never worried about being out at night. Ahh, memories!!! -Charlotte Carlson Terry (52) ~ in cold Prescott, AZ 17 degrees this am - no snow ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Clark Templeton (56) ...using my sister, Carole's e-mail... Hello fellow grads! My sister, Carole Clark Oien (54) and I are in town due to Mother being in the process of dying. At 86 she's had a long life. Carole lives in Alaska and Arizona. I live in Redmond. My sister reads the Sandstorm every day and told me about it. Carole has a new preemie grandchild - her FIRST, who is still in Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. He's doing great. One life is leaving and two beginning. I have SIX, the oldest 17 1/2 and youngest 6 weeks. Life has treated us well since Columbia High School. We both have wonderful, and not so wonderful, memories of Col-Hi. It was a long time ago! -Sharon Clark Templeton (56) ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner (61) For all you licorice ice cream lovers out there, the next time you're in Tillimook, OR, stop at the cheese factory. They have flavor a called white licorice. This stuff is to die for. You can eat a double scoop cone and not be embarrassed because its the color of Mt. St. Helens mud. -Jack Gardiner (61) ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III - Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Dick Epler (52) Mr. Epler: Thanks for the fuel cell primer. Wish I were better at picking winners, a small investment now could be lucrative. Re: Twinkies My entry last week about the caloric content was erroneous. In my joy at seeing something less than 400 calories on the nutritional analysis, I failed to note that the 150 count was for a single Twinkie, not the pair. Still better than the competition! And to the CBC Twinkie hider, if it was still soft after nine years, the "weather-beaten" package must have remained essentially air tight - you should have at least tried a tiny taste, what's the worst that could have happened? And someone mentioned that Wonder Bread makes Twinkies - I guess Hostess is a subsidiary? - does that mean the bread trucks delivered them along with "builds strong bodies 12 ways?" That would explain why they were so frequently in my lunch sacks, and my lifelong participation in the vaporization factor. God bless you all. ecb3 -Earl Bennett (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Hey, Earl!! Don't you remember when Wonder bread was building strong bodies EIGHT ways??? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Richland Bomber Basketball Memorabilia The History of Richland High School Basketball 1953-1980... Yep... I still have copies of this nice piece of Richland Bomber Basketball Memorabilia ... This is a great 8 1/2" X 11" 52 page history of Col-Hi, aka Columbia High School, aka RHS, aka Richland High School, aka Richland Bomber history. If you grew up in Richland, Washington you need a copy of this book. The front cover is a game photo from the 1979 state championship game Richland 72, Pasco 59. The back cover has drawings of Norris Brown, Art Dawald and Mike Neill. This bit of Richland, Washington history was written by Ernest Z. Jensen and Richard W. Swanson and is a definitive work on Richland Bomber basketball'. -Gary Behymer (64) ~ lost somewhere in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) To: MLou Williams (60) Re: Coal and Chemistry Am not sure if this is the "correct" recipe, but my youngest daughter used this in 7th grade and won first place in the Science Fair. MYSTERIOUS FLOWERS 1. glass bowl - about 7" round and 3" deep (pie plate is best) 2. broken piece of coal, porous brick, clay flower pot 3. bluing (can be found in the laundry aisle) 4. salt 5. ammonia 6. food coloring (she used blue) and water Place the broken piece of coal or other porous material in the bowl to form the base for the "flowers". 1st Day: Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons water; 2 tablespoons salt; and 2 tablespoons bluing. 2nd day: add 2 tablespoons of salt. 3rd day: pour into the bottom of the plate, BUT not on the formation: 2 tablespoons salt; 2 tablespoons water; 2 tablespoons bluing; and 2 tablespoons ammonia. At this time, a few drops of food coloring can be dropped on the base material. To keep the "flowers" growing, keep adding bluing, salt, and water. Do not pour anything directly onto the formation, or it will "melt". Hope this is what you were looking for. Enjoy. -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) Thank you Kay Weir Fishback for the Old Richland Memorabilia! Loved it! My Dad had his print shop on GWW on the 50s and 60s, in a building that always looked to me like it was originally someone's house, and the basement was a jail at one time too, way before my time. The building was also covered with pebbles and pebble sized broken glass, painted over. I used to pick it off sometimes. One year, sometime in the 60s, the earth behind the shop began caving in. Dad had it dug out and there were outside steps leading to an old door to the jail in the basement. I found a very old key in the dirt. Weird childhood memories. -Patty de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB) Does anyone know if videotapes exist of Bomber b-ball state championship games from 1972 and '73? I would really like to track down a copy. -Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Brian Denning (77) Re: Speaking of the "Red Steer" All the talk of the "Red Steer" brought back a great memory. While cruising in either my '66 Chevelle SS, or '72 Blazer right after I had graduated there was a "secret" order you could make at the drive thru. Ordering a "Strawberry Dr. Pepper" probably seemed like talking about what you were doing for the "Manhattan Project" during the war. I have no idea how I heard of this, but it still cracks me up thinking about it. Pulling in at night, (and hoping the right girl was "at the window", you could order one of these. More than once, The "girl" would tell me, (in a whisper) I can't do that right now..., the manager is here. But these were an incredible soda! (seeds and all!) I think they put ice cream topping in it, quick blend, and Voila! There it was. Pretty tasty SOB if I remember it right. Anyone else have any similar memories? -Brian Denning (77) ******************************************** >>From: James Becker (83) Re: Hoops Reports I love the Hoops Reports in the Alumni Sandstorm, but could y'all include other sports? Like women's B-ball, Gymnastics, etc. -James Becker (83) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [James, SURE!! We'll include ANY Bomber sports report that somebody sends us... Richard Anderson (60) has given us all the Hoops Reports... he went to those home games... OK, I did ONE Hoops Report... we played Wenatchee... I live in the Wenatchee (KPQ 560AM) listening area and was able to listen to that game. So, come on all you Bombers who watch other sports!! Send in those sports reports and we'll publish them for everybody. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous Bomber WHITE LICORICE ICE CREAM 4 eggs 2-2/3 cups sugar 3 cups whipping cream About 7 cups whole milk 2 teaspoons anise flavoring (or more to taste) Note: I find that anise oil, if available, works better than extract as the alcohol inhibits the freezing process. Blend eggs and sugar well in a large pan. Add about half of the milk and all of the cream. Cook over med-low heat, stirring to prevent scorching. Heat about 12-15 minutes or until mixture is very hot to touch. Remove from heat and refrigerate. After cooling, add the anise flavoring. Pour the mixture into ice cream freezer freezing can. Add whole milk as needed to fill the can 3/4 full. Freeze in an ice cream freezer per manufacturer's directions. ENJOY!!!! -Anon ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from February 10, 2001 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ~ Craig Guse ~ Class of 1961 ~ Also look for a link to funeral information about ~ Charlie Miller ~ Class of 1972 ~ http://funeralnotices.tripod.com/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes (54), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Larry Mattingly (60), Mike Brady (61), Carol Converse (64), Bill Didway (66), Debra Dawson (74WB), Brenda Emigh (82), Bridgette Carney (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Twinkies As I sit here finishing off a great American lunch (cold Papa Murphy's garlic chicken pizza and a Dr. Pepper) I must congratulate my fellow alumni for persevering in Twinkie research. This is a field that has been ignored for far too long. Yes, in the beginning, there was research, some of it even attributed to the "Roswell Incident." My esteemed colleague, Dick Epler (52) seems astonished at the figure given as an approximation for the shelf life of Twinkies (not to be confused with the more plebeian "sell by date"). Yes, Dick, Twinkies do last that long insofar as the original packaging is not compromised in any way, as witness the bridge example. The tricky part is maintaining the stability of the two major components (known scientifically as the "inner stuff" and the "outer stuff"), for each separately has a useful life close to the half life of tritium (very short indeed). If either improperly exposed, and/or mixed the two will revert to their separate ingredients in a matter of minutes. This is a vital concern to the manufacturers, as the re-combining process is a lengthy and expensive one, as opposed to the original mixture. I was recently asked to violate the Hostess Code of Silence and divulge how the "inner stuff" was kept soft and gooey, while the "outer stuff" was kept firm. I gave the implausible answer that the "inner stuff" was un- cooked "outer stuff" and that it was planned that way. Hostess, I have kept the faith! I'm beginning to think Judy Willox Hodge (61) is right. I've been away from Spudnuts far too long and it is beginning to affect my mental processes. Although there are some who would attest that Spudnuts are what originally caused this condition. Maybe Judy will smuggle me in a batch next time through. Just don't let the border guards catch you, it can be worse than going through California Customs. "No, officer, I have no fresh fruit or produce. I don't even know any fresh fruit or produce!" Bomber Cheers to all (and keep up the good work) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Dear Bombers! The other day I went to a local drive-in and ordered a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I took one bite and was immediately back at By's Burgers on lunch hour with friends in some car. I don't know how or why theirs were different as it is just bread and cheese, but they had the same exact taste. All gooey and greasy and wonderful! Does anyone else remember having a grilled cheese and loving it with fries and a coke. I got hooked on these by Bev Menefee and that group. Any of you out there? Cholesterol City -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: A bit of Cold War trivia I'm not sure what made me think of this today, but do you remember "640-1240 CONALRAD"? It was pushed pretty hard around the Tri Cities for several years during and after the Korean War. Do you know what it was? I am off Sunday night (driving alone) to Arizona on business for nearly 3 weeks. Look forward to meeting fellow Bomber, George Barnett (63) at Havasu. He thinks he is a better judge of good steak then I am. We expect to have a good time picking a winner. Part of my trip is the 4-day pyrotechnic version of "spring break" (WinterBlast fireworks convention). 60 of us have wrangled an interesting side trip, a tour of the Atomic Bomb Test Site. Having worked at Hanford, it will be interesting to see the results of the testing. While I did witness a live test just before they shut down above ground testing I only got as far as "news nob" (location of the live TV cameras during the tests). This visit will be to "ground zero". If there is interest I will write a short narrative. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) Re: "B" house Speaking of "B" houses, I lived in one throughout the 50s on the 1400 block of Goethals. These houses only had two bedrooms. Since I had 2 sisters, I was delegated to the basement at about 8 years old. My father built me a small bedroom. Each night before going to bed, I would sit at the top of the stairs and look for a "boogie man" in the basement. There was an unlighted area to the right of the steps that was especially terrifying. When there was a break-out at the Walla Walla prison, I was sure that the convicts were hiding in our basement. As the years passed, I outgrew this fear, but it remains a part of me when I think of "B" houses today. Did anyone else feel that way? I would also like to express my condolences to the family of Craig Guse. Craig was one of our leaders in the Class of 1961. He participated in school government, athletics, plays, and scholastic endeavors. I know that this world will be less without him, but I am confident that he influenced many that make this a better place to live. -Mike Brady (61) ~ Kirkland, WA ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: MLou Williams (60) Thanks for not making fun of my goof up in words. As I read my entry in the Sandstorm, I had a good laugh at the goof up. You are right - I really wanted to say "existed" not "exceeded". Maren, I'm surprised you didn't catch that one. [Carol, I'm not surprised... Don't know why that issue was the largest since a couple of days after R2K when I actually SPLIT one issue... I'm falling down on the job!! *GRIN*... -Maren] To: Burt Pierard (59) Thanks for the information you gave up about the razing of the "Old High School". Very interesting. I didn't realize that the structure was there for so many years. Basically, didn't think about the building after leaving Lewis & Clark School. I remember many a day of sitting on the front steps of that building during recess. To: Kay Weir Fishback (37) Your telling us all about how the government was back in the early days was very interesting. All those poor people! I have found it so captivating to listen to the early early history of Richland and the surrounding area. I've been wondering this for quite sometime now. For all those who knows this - what does RIP stand for? I've seen it used a number of times and wonder each time what it means. [RIP means Rest In Peace] -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Sunny, but cold, Eureka, CA ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway (66) Re: Snow Seeing on the news that Richland received snow was wondering if any brave Bomber did any sledding down Flattop? -Bill Didway (66) ~ Sedro Woolley, WA ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) Re: Halloween I remember haunted houses, but I didn't know they were randomly run by kids. I thought it was a Jaycees project or something. Trick-or-treating was definitely safer then than now, however in my little community of Cheney I've always felt my kids were about as safe as we were growing up in Richland. Even in Richland, at about age 6, Debbie Kay Lane and I ran into a child molester wanna-be in one of the forts between Thayer and Wellsian Pond. Fortunately, the man took no for an answer and let us run away. On another occasion in that same neighborhood - Thayer/bipass highway - an old man stopped his car and tried to lure us into it with candy. I reported both incidents to my mom, so even in the 1960s, people had sense enough to teach some child safety tactics to their kids and we usually had sense enough to use them! Re: My last word on nuclear waste disposal Determining the cost based solely on utility price increases is a gross oversimplification of the true cost. You can only fool some of the people some of the time. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ******************************************** >>From: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) To: Annie Bradley Forsythe (51) I didn't realize you were a Bomber graduate either! My brother Roger and sister Tina graduated from Hanford but I chose to go to RHS for my high school years. We had such fun swimming at the YMCA with the team. All those practices at the "Y" and up at the Big Pool. I remember swimming laps the length of the Big Pool. Yikes. Give Linda (the fastest swimmer I ever saw) and your husband Don my best! Re: Pancake Feed Do they still have the annual Pancake Feed down across from the Uptown Center? I can't remember who benefited from that... the Little League maybe? I was making our traditional Sunday morning pancakes when I thought of it. We always went. Re: Davis Basketball Tournaments During the summer of 1979, I was the stat girl for a 2 on 2 tournament held at the Davis Court. I still have great pictures from that. (I can get copies to any of the participants if they would like any!) I have a picture of the lineup board hanging on the outside wall by the window that housed the radio. Lineup was as follows: Elsen, Rice, J.Davis, Myers, Gosney, DeWitt, Castleberry, Brown, Ruane, Johnson, Bircher, W. Davis. Can't believe I still have the pictures! Re: Robinsons and Pierced Ears Anyone else get their ears pierced at Robinsons? My mom wouldn't allow me to do this until I was thirteen and boy was that a big deal. Two of us went together, I think I went with Jan Belew or Andrea Knecht and I about fainted after it was done! I found myself telling my 8 year old, Heather, that she couldn't have her ears pierced until she is 13. Tradition! -Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Bridgette Carney (84) Date: Thu Feb. 8 21:18:44 2001 Looking for Barbara Dingee Class of '84 Is there anyone out there who knows how to reach Barbara Dingee. An e-mail, home address or phone number will do. Thank you for your help. -Bridgette Carney (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and one Bomber Mom: Marilyn Richey (53), Wynell Williams (55), Charlie Cox (56), Larry Mattingly (60), Lesley Wood (66WB), Bill "Paul" Barger (68), Linda Thomas (68), Greg Alley (73), Debra Dawson (74WB), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Carol, I do remember all of that '55 class of Bev Menefee, Sarah Powell, Merrie Donaldson, Mary Jo Woodhead and Sharon Bee and others who ate at By's every day at noon. One thing is that there were three pieces of cheese on the sandwiches and we cleaned the grill of a space without much grease where other sandwiches were cooked. I had the honor of serving you and the group mentioned in your note. Our fries were great because By was very aware of the grease in the fryers and they were all changed twice a week because we sold so many in those days. Remember, By's was the only drive in in Richland from 1950 'til others like Zip's opened. That was a good time to grow up in Richland for the teens... not like it is today. We had the Hi-Spot club for social gatherings and a place to come and meet away from school. Wednesday nites at By's after Hi-Spot was as busy the weekends. Sometimes there were over fifty cars parked in the lot and the building was full till about 11 pm. Then everybody went home. The parking lot would just empty. Take care Carol, for those memories remain in many of us in the 50s of going to Col-Hi. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne (55) To: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Don't remember the grilled cheese sandwiches but I sure remember By's Burgers. We stopped on our way home nearly every day for french fries and cherry cokes. I was probably walking with Kaye Wheeler (55) and Orrheta Brooks (55 RIP). Wonder if anyone ever hears from Kaye? I lost touch with her a long time ago. Orrheta died with lung cancer several years ago. Thanks for the memories! -Wynell Williams Fishburne (55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Check out the memorial page for Orrheta. -Maren ******************************************** >>From: Charlie Cox (56) To: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) As I sit here at the DP Operation of the Texas Legislative Council at 0400 in the morning reading entries to the Sandstorm, I came across your entry. Boy, do I remember By's Burgers. As you said, the grilled cheese sandwiches were great but I got them because I think they only cost 15 cents. Had some good times there. -Charlie Cox (56) ~ Georgetown, TX ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) On the road again... (I can't remember how the words go)... Anyway I am halfway down through Oregon on I-5 and stopped at a copy shop to plug in and send an e-mail to a client that is trying to reach me. I found several requests for a short narrative on "Ground Zero", so I will write something up. The tour is Wed. the 14th but I will be in Havasu until the 19/20th. However 11 consecutive years there has shown that my ISP often will not up, or download because of what the message says is poor line quality. So I will send it when I reach Phoenix on the 20th. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Southbound ******************************************** >>From: Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) To: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) Re: Food memories I remember the sloppy joes at Spalding. I liked them, so your teacher would have had to find some other way to make my life miserable. I actually had a technique for eating sloppy joes. I always smashed the roll halves together so that the side that wasn't as heavily laden with filling got a little more on it. Then I'd open the sandwich and eat the "emptier" side first, my mind on the delight in store with the meatier side coming up. Your sad sloppy joe story brought to mind a Spalding school dish that was my all-time favorite. HAMBURGER GRAVY OVER MASHED POTATOES. The creamy scoop of mashed potato over which was ladled a golden brown translucent gravy containing bits of ground beef. Good to the last bite, I was always wanting more. It often came with a shiny lemon pudding for dessert. I used to go home for lunch - I lived across the street - or traded my hot lunch tickets for Nilea Bean's (62) mother's ham salad sandwiches on white bread (Mmmm!). But not on the days hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes was served up. Before I tended toward a more vegetarian diet, I tried often to make the dish the way it tasted at Spalding, but never succeeded. Fortunately, my memory for it is so sharp, I can still savor the taste even though I haven't eaten it for more than 40 years. I'm now wondering if I'm the only one who was crazy about this dish. Or maybe the only one who is crazy enough to admit how much storage place its memory takes up in my brain! -Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) ******************************************** >>From: Bill "Paul" Barger (68) Re: Licorice Ice Cream Several people have mentioned Licorice Ice Cream. People think I am crazy when I mention that it is my favorite flavor of Ice Cream. It is hard to find but still possible. Last year I discovered that they have it at the Tillamook Cheese Factory on the Oregon coast. You can also special order it at URM in Kennewick. -Bill "Paul" Barger (68) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Thomas Richardson (68) Re: Pierced Ears While I do remember Robinson's, my memories came from working up the courage to go to Andi Bayless' (68) home... she had pierced ears and survived and her mother was available to do it free of charge... after all she was a nurse! After several ice cubes to numb the pain and one half of a potato placed behind the ear for a resting place of the needle I, too had pierced ears! Andi was persuasive and her mother was reassuring and I was pleased with the outcome... anyone else remember the ole ice cube, potato, yarn needle trick? -Linda Thomas Richardson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Brady (61) I lived close at 706 Torbett and I got the basement room for the high school and the college and the leeching in too long years in my house. It was dark and cold (good in the summer, bad in winter), but privacy was a good thing. To: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Besides not saying that Sambo's was a Denny's in downtown Richland, I always wanted to display my talents (although limited) to the famous Davis hoop court. So my dreams will always be to start for the Bombers at point guard and be picked for a tourney game at the former Davis court. There may be a virtual reality Bomber game coming out so I can live that one out. -Greg Alley (73) ~ In my room praying for a quick spring. ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) To: Mike Brady (61) I was ok with basements until I saw the movie, "Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte". Of course, we didn't have a basement, so I never had to venture down alone to sleep. I know I couldn't have handled that! We had an attic playroom in our prefab on Rossell, custom-made by Dad with pull-down staircase in the hall. Somehow attics aren't nearly as sinister as basements, even after reading "Flowers in the Attic," etc. But in the summer, they're a helluvalot hotter! -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ~ Cheney, WA ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Re: Davis Basketball Tournaments Those were fun days, Brenda. I remember them very well too. Lots of goodies were baked for those events. They were really intense weren't they? That was the Wig and Jumbo Tournaments. Before that were the "Big boys" tourneys. It was usually won by the Slater boys I think. I don't remember all their names but seems there was Steve and Mike, Greg and Rick Slater, Wally King, Rooster, Greg Mitchell (He got his finger broken on the court one time - scared me to death.) Most of the Bombers played there too. Teverbaugh sent them over to get "toughened up". We had the "Big Boys" (Steve and Mike) and the "little boys" (Wig and Jumbo) But, it shouldn't be forgotten that we had 2 girls, Sheila and Karen who were very much involved with their brothers' sports too. They were their biggest fans. It was fun being a "sports family" We met so many of the young people in town and they were always welcome at the Davis court. Many times we would come home to find some of them playing on the court and none of our kids would even be home. In those days we didn't lock our doors so they would just reach in the back door and turn the lights to the court on. Girls were not as evident at the Big Boys court as they were at the little boys tourneys. I remember you being stats keeper and other girls would drop by. By the way, Brenda, I would love to have copies of those pictures. Wig and his daughters are coming to visit us this week from Dubuque, Iowa. Our family is pretty excited about that. They have a son in school so Mom and he couldn't come with Wig and the girls, Miss Caroline Mary Mae and Peanut. There is going to be some major spoiling going on here. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/01 ~ VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ REMINDER: Recent entry from John Adkins (62) said that Peg Ericson (1st grade teacher at Lewis and Clark for many years) would be on the TODAY show on 2/15 and that she's now 102 years old. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Overstreet (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Denny Johnson (62WB), Helen Cross (62), Sandra Genoway (62), Carol Converse (64), Deedee Willox (64), Linda Reining (64), Susan Baker (64), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Gary Bush (66), Lesley Wood (66WB), Joe Larg (68), Ron Woodruff (71), Peggy Hartnett (72), Mike Davis (74), Treg Owings (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Overstreet Garrett (52) Re: Memories To: Charlotte Carlson Terry (52) Yes I do recall the fun times exploring the houses! We managed to find a lot of good fun things to do. I also fondly recall the group outings to the island at Hunt point, (you could wade out to it then). We would take our music & have wiener roasts. Also, remember how all the girls wore skirts & sweaters or dresses to school? As I recall, we were not allowed to wear jeans or slacks to school, only to after- school events. Nowadays, jeans are about all that the kids wear, which is fine, but at today's prices, I feel for the parents buying them! Even though times are very different & difficult for teens, I really do admire & enjoy my teen grandchildren (& younger ones too!) It's quite a different world they have to grow up in, than we had., but a lot of opportunities are available to them. I guess (in some ways) that's called progress? -Marilyn Overstreet Garrett (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Charlie Cox (56) Charlie, The grilled cheese was 25 cents - grilled ham and cheese were 35 cents. The by's burgers were 35 cents, cheese burgers 40 cents and the famous Sweeney burger was 50 cents. We sold many vanilla, lemon and cherry cokes. French fries were 15 cents and a 24 oz. milk shake or malt was 25 cents. One of the flavors that caught on was a drink I grew up with in Texas. Take a vanilla shake or malt and add cinnamon and nutmeg to it. It really gives it a good flavor. That man made alot of money in those from a hamburger place. Remember it was open 7 days a week from 11am to 1:45am every day but Thanksgiving, Xmas and New Years. GOOD MEMORIES. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Denny Johnson (62WB) To: whomever.... 640 - 1240 Conalrad (Conelrad?) was the Continental Alert Radio frequencies on your AM radio dial. Any of you that own cars from the 50s can still see the little Civil Defense emblem located at the 640 and 1240 on the dial... that was where you were supposed to turn for instructions in the event of a national emergency... supposedly all other stations would shut down. Sideways HI to Lefty Rohr Loper (60)... although I'm sure he wont recognize my name... -Denny Johnson (62WB) ~ Las Vegas, NV ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Leslie Wood Nelson (66) Re: Spalding School Hot Lunches I was a faithful hot lunch eater, so I remember many of their wonderful menus, and I even remember the few dreadful days we had to eat spinach. I too loved the Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, but I think my favorite was their wonderful Cinnamon Buns that used to be so large that they took up the whole plate. I also worked in the cafeteria sometimes selling lunch tickets I think, and sometimes we could get seconds on these buns. I do still remember them. Cheers, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ West Harrison, IN ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: Hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes To: Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) To make the gravy part, after cooking the hamburger in chopped, small pieces and adding herbs like parsley and basil, put about one Tblsp. of potato starch in a small bowl and gradually add one cup of cold water while stirring (use a small whisk to keep it from getting lumpy). Add this to the hamburger in the pan at about medium temperature and add more water to make more gravy, and to thin it out to the right consistency; keep stirring this all of the time, or it will thicken on the bottom of the pan. If you prefer, you can also try using corn starch. Re: Licorice Ice Cream Tillamook Ice Cream is sold at the QFC store in Edmonds, and they are ordering Licorice flavor NOW! It will be in their store soon. (22828 - 100 Ave. W.; 425- 775-0542.) It can also be ordered from other QFC stores. Re: Twinkies Growing up in a scientific community, I guess I should not be too surprised that someone from Richland did a little twinkies "experiment" by taping a package of them to the blue bridge. At first, I did not believe this; even now I have my doubts. However, if it is true, then it is quite remarkable that this package of twinkies "survived" NINE years! Anyone living in the Shoreline (Seattle) area can find on 15th Ave. N.E. and just north of 145th a Hostess discount shop full of twinkies and other baked goodies, including Wonder bread. Of course, since the shelf life of these products is so long, even though these items have surpassed "the date" for selling, they are still usually quite fresh and very enjoyable. My husband is currently working out the twinkies "squish factor", which involves the use of a constant universal variable in the formula; this is what happens if you do not get a good bag boy at the grocery store. However, he is pretty sure "vanishing factor" is about the same, if you don't mind your twinkies being somewhat demolished. To: Bill Didway (66) I lived within eyesight of Flattop mountain (hill) and I don't remember ever seeing or hearing about anyone sledding down it in the snow. There is a trail up to the top where the cross was (or, has it been allowed to stay?), but the hill facing east was pretty straight up and down. -Sandra Genoway (62) ~ Still sunny in Edmonds, WA ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Mike Brady (61) You aren't the only one who felt that way about the "B" house's basement. For some reason I used to wash my hair down in the basement. Don't ask me why I just didn't do it upstairs. Anyway, I remember having to go down there the next day after seeing a very scary movie. (For the life of me I can't remember the name of it - the one with the shower scene). I would turn on each light that I could along the way to the sink, across from the furnace. Perhaps that's why I'm not too good in the dark these days. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ cold Eureka, CA ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) Re: Basements Yeah, we lived in a "B" house and the stairs to the basement were open underneath. My sister (Judy Willox Hodge - 61) would tell me ghost stories and then a couple days later she'd hide under the stairs and grab my feet as I walked down. I think the whole neighborhood could hear me scream! Once when she was chasing me, I ran down those stairs, skipping the last 3 steps, and hit my head on the overhead beam. It knocked me out for a few seconds. The next thing I remembered was Dad bending over and picking me up off the basement floor. Judy had run to get him. First she wanted to kill me, then she was afraid that she had! Re: By's Burgers I remember By's Burgers too. Good! Also, wasn't it a Pizza place later on? What's in there now? Re: Ear Piercing I am just plain chicken! But I wanted pierced ears. I never did it while I was a teenager, but when I was in my 20s and working at the railroad, I decided it was time. But I was just too chicken. So, we went on our lunch hour to Griggs in Pasco. In those days, they had a bar in the back. Before we ate, I drank two Singapore Slings real fast and then went over to the jewelry counter and got my ears pierced. One of my friends asked me if my ears felt warm and I replied "my whole body feels warm!" The real downside of this experience is that we had to go back to work afterwards. But after eating, I felt pretty good and was happy to have my ears pierced at last. Yes, I am just plain chicken! My granddaughter is much braver than I. She let me take her in and have her ears pierced at age 5. The lady gave her a *magic sucker* afterwards and told her that the sucker would keep her ears from hurting. She believed it, very brave. It's a good thing, cuz it's not legal to get a 5 year old drunk! LOL -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) asked if anyone remembers the hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes from Spalding... I remember and I used to make that for my family... am not sure it tasted as good as Spalding's, but they didn't have that one to compare, so they thought it was good. *LOL* I have also made it and served it over toast, but then it is called "sh_t on a shingle" (SOS)... heard that expression after marrying my first husband, who was in the Coast Guard... he was used to having it made with chipped beef. ;) Linda Thomas Richardson (68) asked about pierced ears and ice cubes: had that done when I was 18... my girlfriend, Betty Bates' (64) mom hung a clothespin on my ear then put the ice on it, then the potato behind my ear, used a LARGE needle, with a piece of thread on it, and poked the whole thing through my ear!!!!!! I couldn't scream, cause Betty's dad was sleeping (had to go to work on the "graveyard shift")... hurt like he_ _!!!!!! When my daughters wanted theirs done, I took them to the mall and had them done with the "gun". ;) my granddaughter, who is 7, just had hers done two weeks ago, and they did both ears at the same time. -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ~ "Stage 3 Alert" in Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover (64) My daughter and her husband have a question about the Dupus Boomer character. After reading the book, they would like to know how much material the creator of The Simpsons has stolen from this book. Chris is English and watches The Simpsons on a regular basis, so his is the foreigner's take on the subject. The creator of The Simpsons attended Evergreen College and could have had access to Dupus. Anyone have any thoughts or info on the subject? Chris says that he can match up the cartoons with the story lines of several episodes. -Susan Baker Hoover (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) Ground beef gravy over mashed potatoes!!!!!! mmmmmm....... You are not alone. This was also my favorite lunch, even in Jr. hi when I didn't eat lunch much. At Jason Lee I don't remember lemon pudding. You were double lucky that day. Thanks for the memories. -Patty de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Bush (66) Re: Mashed potatoes and gravy When I read the entry sent in by Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB), it brought back fond memories for me. No, Lesley, you're weren't the only one who delighted in those mashed potatoes with hamburger gravy. We didn't get a chance to eat hot lunch too often, but, when we did, this was a favorite in our family. I also like the homemade rolls that usually accompanied them. Of course, the other two favorites were chili, cornbread, and cinnamon rolls, and, the homemade pizza. They had these at the two grade schools in went to: Jefferson (53-56) and Lewis & Clark (57-60). Re: 640-1240 Larry Mattingly (60) asked if anyone remembers what this was about. If I remember correctly, those were the two frequencies on AM radio (we didn't have FM then) where we were to turn for emergency broadcast information. But, if my memory isn't correct, it's an interesting side trip, and, it won't the first or last time either. I do remember that some of us used to tease Doug Conrad (66) with some sing-song thing like "640-1240 Conrad" because of this. -Gary Bush (66) ******************************************** >>From: Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) Re: Hamburg Gravy over Mashed Potatoes Thanks to those who've written to share their enthusiasm for hamburg gravy over mashed potatoes. As I've been reminded (ed.), it was "hamburg" gravy as stated on the menu - presumably someone's idea of re-imaging ground beef or simply a shortening of the word "hamburger" for inadequate space on the menu sheet. Or a Hamburg staple! We may never know! [Apologies to Lesley -- she typed "HAMBURG" in her entry and it was MEEEEE who added the "ER".. Sorry... -Maren] To: Len Rediske (66) And are you going to send me that recipe you've concocted? -Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) ******************************************** >>From: Joe Larg (68) To: Lesley Wood Nelson (66) OOOHHH!!! You are a lady after my own heart!! Sloppy Joes and Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes! My two favorite. However, you would have been a Senior in High School and I would have been a lowly Freshman (sigh!). Life can be Cruel, indeed!!! Re: Hungarian Goulash Does anybody remember the "Hungarian Goulash" that was served - not sure if was Spalding or Christ the King School. I badgered my mom into making it for me, so she finally got the recipe from the cooks. I think it was basically fried hamburger with canned tomatoes added, then thrown over elbow macaroni - something like that. Anyway, that was good stuff too! Bombers and Tijuana Taxi Rule Forever! -Joe Larg (68) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Ron Woodruff (71) Date: Mon Feb 12 23:40:10 2001 Doing well and looking forward to seeing you all at the 2001 30th year reunion. Hello... it was fun to find this site and have all the good memories rushing back... Am married with two great kids. Teaching high school business education and looking for a vice principal position this next school year... hope all finds you well... living in Puyallup Washington... My brother, Pat (71), is fine... married with two children and a great wife living in Bellevue, Washington... -Ron Woodruff (71) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett (72) To: Mike Brady (61) Re: "B" house Bogie Men Mike, We lived in an "F" house at 1510 Goethals until 1960ish, then a "B" house of Keller and I too believed there was something very scary about those basements. I remember being confronted by the world's largest spider on the wall by a light switch which threw me into an absolute panic, we were constantly being told to turn lights off but I knew that spider would jump off the wall and kill me. The basement only became OK when my folks converted it into a summer bedroom and kid TV/play room. I remember cooling off in the evening with some A&W Root beer and watching "The Untouchables" I think that is the correct exorcism for "B" House Basement Bogie Men. -Peggy Hartnett (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Dreams of the Springboard Greg, My sister still lives at the house on Tinkle and the court is still there in the backyard. I'm sure she wouldn't mind if you showed up one day to work on the jumper!!! Re: Davis Court My mom wrote about our old basketball court yesterday and mentioned Greg Mitchell breaking his finger. Actually he just dislocated it. While driving for a lay-in he stopped himself by reaching out for the hoop standard, a large steel pole. He jammed his middle finger right into the pole and that finger was laying back on the top of his hand (Coolest thing I ever saw!!) He just pulled it out and put in back in socket and played on. (Court toughness at its best!) Many people are not aware that before the Davis court there was the court across the street - Craig King's Court. This court also hosted many talented future Bombers and others. This brings me to a subject that has not been mentioned in the Sandstorm to my knowledge and that is the great basketball players in this community that never played for the Bombers. I'll start the list with two of my neighbors, Craig King (71) and Greg Slater (73). Craigo couldn't play a lick a defense (my style of player) but was a deadeye shooter from anywhere on the court. Greg Slater was as good a shooter as I ever saw and even played some defense. His only downfall was that in one-on-one competition he was routinely dominated by Kelvin "Dog" Soldat. (Wasn't everyone?) I'm sure there are other great non-Bombers out there. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings (76) Re: Hamburger Gravy To: Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) I remember the hamburger gravy. But my favorite was turkey gravy. Not that was a meal you could sink your teeth in. I also remember hard boiled eggs. We would eat the whites and throw the yolks at the wall out side at spalding. To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I never played on the Davis court. But I do remember some of the people you mentioned. I remember playing marbles w/ Rick Slater (RIP). I also remember Karen (76) well. How is she? -Treg Owings (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Hollingsworth (55), Tom Tracy (55), Jim Russell (58), Barb Farris (59), Larry Mattingly (60), Patti Jones (60), Mike Brady (61), John Adkins (62), Emajean Stone (63), Frank Whiteside (63), Jim House (63), Leo Webb (63), Marilyn Swan (63), Margi May (66), Andy Ward (68), Bill "Paul" Barger (68), Steve Piippo (70), Vivian Good (74), Anne Mitzlaff (77), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Another Cafeteria favorite of mine was: Chicken Noodle Soup and Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches on Wonder bread. Does anyone out there remember that combination? Maybe it was just something for the 50s only. When I get a cold I always go to this "comfort" food. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) Re: Hot lunches at RHS Always took a sack lunch until my Mom put my name on my lunch sack one day. That did it! I didn't notice it until I sat down to eat... and some of my pals reminded me how lucky I was to have Mom help me keep my lunch separated from my school books in the locker. They wondered if she also threaded a piece of yarn through my coat sleeves and attached each end to a mitten. Such was the way of Moms in Richland. Always going that extra mile. I remember the delicious hot lunches. (Yes, the potatoes and gravy were always superb and quickly eaten). One of the nicest ladies in the kitchen was Mrs. Edna Jackson. Remember her? We had such good cooks in those wonderful days... and their smiles always made the food taste better. What did we pay for those? 35 or 50 cents? Lunches at my earlier grade school days in L.A. were 25 cents. We always bought 10 cent savings stamps when we had a few extra coins, because we saw our soldiers heading down the street toward the docks in convoys that sometimes lasted half a day at a time. But the meals in Richland were always the best... of course the company was better too... and just around the corner in the gym, the music was playing for the noon dances... Nat King Cole was singing and life was good. Hot lunch, music and good friends... priceless times, sounds and people. To: Wynell Williams Fishburne (55) Yes, the thoughts of burgers and fries at By's still sound good. Almost as good as those church picnics on Sunday. Or Dinner with Fred and Lois Williams family after church. Your Mom was a great cook. Give her a big hug for me and my best to Bob. Again, thanks to all the classmates, teachers, fellow students and community members who have kept the great Bomber spirit alive from before and after '55... The R2K celebration was the finest orchestration of a public event one could expect and worthy of repeating. The mural of Days' Pay on the wall reaffirmed continuing pride and commitment to the last six words in our pledge of allegiance and those who served and worked and committed themselves at home and abroad. By the way, I have a picture that solves the puzzle of bomb vs bomber. Seems the bomb and bomber were team mates. It was drawn by Ray Stein (64) when he was in Grade School at Marcus Whitman and left to me in a scrapbook he kept of our '55 team. And highlighted our win over Seattle's Lincoln High School (the State's No. 1 ranked team)... if we hadn't won that one... I think we couldn't have come back home. One classmate recently said, he finally forgave us for losing one game in the state tournament because we beat Lincoln High of Seattle. I wouldn't say there was too much pressure, even though Dawald did drive us by the orphanage just before the game. It was a memorable event for us... and we only won because we had the best band, the best cheerleaders, the finest coach, the best team mates, the Dawald "firehouse" fast-break, and a fabulous community of support... It did put a lot of responsibility on us... basketball seemed to be important to a lot of people in Richland so that made it very important to the team. It was a good time to experience the Happy Days in a town designed by our government's finest engineers, scientists and public servants. I salute them all and am eternally grateful.. When people ask what did folks do in Richland, I tell them we were re-creating pieces of the sun for future use. After all that's really what it's all about. Excuse me, I think California's calling. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) Re: Hamburg Gravy I remember well the "hamburg gravy" days. It, too, was one of my favorites. I am doubly blessed with a wonderful wife (graduate of Ballard) who also was in love with "hamburger gravy" and, as a Beaver, gleaned the recipe and skill to duplicate. We often serve it over baked potatoes, as well. Re: licorice ice cream I don't remember knowing about, yet alone, tasting, licorice ice cream. But it sounds wonderful. I often drive by the QFC in Edmonds. I'll give it a try! Re: basement beam collisions More than once I would bound down the steps into the basement of our "F" house on George Washington Way (211), only to be met by the overhead beam. I was never knocked unconscious (perhaps I was too thick-headed), but it hurt a lot! The basement was where I spent a lot of time experimenting with my Gilbert chemistry set, producing plaster of Paris figurines formed in rubber models (purchased from Novotney's hobby shop), washing the dog in the laundry sinks, and laying in wait (and in the dark) for my brother, to scare the bejeebers out of him, too! Life was good! -Jim Russell (58) ******************************************** >>From: Barb Farris DeFord (59) Re: food Hi, The food I remember that was my favorite besides the hamburger gravy at Carmichael and Col Hi was chili and cinnamon roll day and some times for lunch we would go down the hill at high school to Dairy Queen. Dick [DeFord-59] and I would go to Zip's and get the juiciest hamburgers... there was nothing like them! The teen burgers were great at A&W and remember the burgers at Artic Circle with the pink sauce. They were my brother's favorite!!!! Wow talk about memories... some 50s memories for sure. So long -Barb Farris DeFord (59) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: Ground Zero Report Good Afternoon All: Larry M's laptop is out-of-service. His GROUND ZERO narrative will be prepared and sent upon his return to the Northwest (and email access) on 5 March. -J Larry Mattingly (- by K. Julian, EFI, Olympia) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) HEAR YE HEAR YE HEAR YE THE BOMBER BABES All Bomber Alumni Women's Luncheon To be held monthly on the second Sunday of the month ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY: March 8, 2001 Date: March 11, 2001 Time: 1:00pm Where: Best Western Executive Inn I-5 Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 Phone: 922-0080 Price: $25.00 Mothers and Wives of Bombers are welcome Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones (60) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) Re: Basements I appreciate all of your support with your "basement entries." Maybe I wasn't such a coward after all... just a normal little kid afraid of being left alone in the basement! -Mike Brady (61) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: Twinkies I'm impressed at the depth of calculation that has been done for "twinkies". There is no doubt that they are correct, however I believe you all have missed the actual point here. Twinkies are a health food based on their shelf life. The more twinkies you consume, the closer your "shelf life" approaches the shelf life of the twinkies. We should also not forget the "twinkies defense" for any wrong you might commit while eating twinkies. Keep these "twinkies facts" close to the surface while planning your weekly menus. I wonder if you could have turkey gravy over mashed potatoes and twinkies at the same meal. This is a question only Gregor Hanson (65) could answer. -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - it's a little cloudy this morning but I think it will be just fine - thanks for asking. ******************************************** >>From: Emajean Stone (63) To: Carol Converse Maurer (64) The movie you mentioned that scared you so much (with the shower scene) was Psycho with Janet Leigh and Tony Perkins. The great thing about this Hitchcock film was you really didn't see the actual violence - but the way he filmed it let your imagination go wild. The night that my best friend, Sharon McDermott (63), and I saw that movie, I had to go home to our ranch house all alone as Mom & Dad were gone for the weekend. -Emajean Stone (63) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside (63) Re: Flattop Mountain /Wildfowl Carving Yes, someone did go down old Flattop Mountain! My brother and I were probably some of the only ones crazy enough to do such a stupid thing in our teenage years. I guess it was in the late 1950s that we bought an old army toboggan at the army surplus store at the "Y". We hauled it out to flattop after it had snowed and dragged it quite a distance up the side. Needless to say, we made several horrifying journeys to the bottom. The last ride was the worst! Part way down we slammed into a huge mass of rock and we flew through the air in one direction, and the toboggan catapulted in another direction. Luckily, we escaped with a few bruises after bouncing halfway down the mountain. The toboggan didn't fare so well - it was broken in several places and this probably saved our necks because we would probably have gone back for more punishment. On another subject---Do any of you "old coots" (play on words) or youngsters for that matter, do wildfowl carving? I am a member of a group of carvers in Southwest Louisiana (mostly Cajuns) who meet weekly and carve together. I've only been involved since September and I am totally obsessed with the hobby. Some of the guys have won world championships and sell their birds nearly everywhere and actually make a full-time living from it. I was lucky enough to be able to go to Easton, Maryland, to the national Wildfowl Festival. The World Championships are in Ocean City, MD in April. I'm not able to go but hope any of you carving enthusiasts that live in the East try to make it. You will be totally blown away by the unbelievable skill of these guys. Also, drop in to the famous Ward Wildfowl Museum in Salisbury, MD and you will see carvings by the Ward brothers worth six figures. If anyone out there carves, drop me a line. (By the way, there are some fantastic women carvers, too). -Frank Whiteside (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) Re: Basketball Mike Davis (74) raised the topic of Richland basketball players who never really got a chance to shine as Bombers. Since only two Bombers played more games for Art Dawald than I did, I choose not question his criteria for assembling a team. (That's my horn you hear tooting in the background, shame on me) However, I submit that there were several graduates in 62-64 that could have played on any team. I've always claimed that our 62 Intramural All Stars could have finished 2nd in the conference and gone to State along with Art's 12 players. Chuck Gardner (63), Ron Richards (63), Darrel Renz (63- please leave him alone) and Dick Boehning (63) all made brief appearances on the varsity as sophomores. Denny Damschen (62) was also an excellent player. As evidence, check out the two articles about them on the Bomber site for All Bomber Sports/All Basketball Links describing their trouncing of the Kennewick All Stars. (Perhaps Maren can provide the link.) [see below] In addition to the great Intramural players, the church leagues also had talented players. I particularly enjoyed watching Kenny Dall (64) who followed in his brother's (Richard 61) footsteps as an absolute scoring machine. Bomber love to all my Valentines out there -Jim House (63) ~ Houston, TX ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://All.Sports.tripod.com/Basket/62Sandstorm-bball01.jpg http://All.Sports.tripod.com/Basket/62Sandstorm-bball02.jpg ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb (63) To: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: Sledding down Flattop When we got enough snow, which was not every year, we would sled down the trail you referenced in your post. I remember I bent one of the runners on my sled on the curve at the bottom of the trail. It only took about 3 to 4 inches of snow to make a good season. There would be a fire at the bottom to warm up with before making another run. No, there wasn't a Flattop ski report. Just another crash! -Leo Webb (63) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) Re: Pierced Ears To: Linda Thomas Richardson (68) Boy, do I remember "home ear piercing" with the potato, ice cube, sterilizing the yarn needle with alcohol, and then holding it over an open flame. But somewhere in there was also numbing the ear lobe with a tight clothespin. It hurt like the devil & my dear departed ex-sister-in-law Nancy (RIP) did the honors. She was a nurse at Kadlec at the time, so I figured what the heck! By the time you did all the numbing that hurt more than the needle going in the earlobe & then the pop! Well, we were young. After a couple of years of alcohol & hydrogen peroxide they finally healed up nicely. Re: Old Phone Numbers I also still remember my home number as 55502 (that was an easy one to remember). But my Mother's number changed completely when the Whitehall numbers came in. I used to know Leslie Hutchinson's better than mine, because we burned up the phone lines back then, but I've forgotten it with so many years gone by, I hadn't even thought about them until somebody mentioned them recently. To: Jerry Martin (57) O.K. I saw that message that you have email now. So now we can catch up on some more "Richland" memories. -Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) ~ Snowy Salt Lake City, UT ******************************************** >>From: Margi May Legowik (66) To: Lesley Wood (66WB) You were not alone! The nouvelle cuisine of the Richland School System not only included the delicious Hamburger Gravy over (seemed like real) Mashed Potatoes, but the inimitable combination of cinnamon rolls and chili! That was my absolute favorite, and in my early adult years, I used to talk my old pal, Kim Moore Boatman (who was serving time as a junior high teacher at Carmichael) into letting me join her for lunch on the every-other Thursday to enjoy CR&C. Boy, were those kids young! Now those kids are probably running the country! Great cooking, I'd say! -Margi May Legowik (66) ******************************************** >>From: Andy Ward Stewart (68) As an alumni of Spalding Elementary, I too, would like to add my approval for the hamburger gravy, usually on Thursdays. The rolls were equally fantastic as were the cinnamon rolls (of course). Either the women who did the cooking were the best in the world or we were really hungry. Maybe it was a little of both. I remember, too, that on special occasions, we got the turkey gravy over mashed potatoes, and the rolls. When I saw what my children got for "Hot lunches" at their elementary school, I actually felt sorry for them. I guess we were really lucky growing up where we did, when we did. -Andy Ward Stewart (68) ******************************************** >>From: Bill "Paul" Barger (68) Re: Hamburger Gravy I think the menus at all the grade schools must have been the same. At Marcus Whitman we also had the best HAMBURGER GRAVY. Are there any cooks out there who can tell us how to make it? -Bill "Paul" Barger (68) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Mike Davis (74) Another widely used court was the Maki's court on 16__ Stevens Drive. Nickola, Hereford, Harty, Felts, Gentz, T. Maki, P. Maki, Jeck, Ham, Casey, Larson, and others played by the hour on a concrete pad. One evening, rather late, a bullet went zipping over our heads. I guess the neighbors had had enough. Truly great games. Doris Maki made zillions of tacos. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Viv Good Rogalsky (74) Re: "B" House basement We also lived in a "B" house on Perkins. I remember the unfinished basement used to scare the bejeebers out of me. My mother would send us (my sister Barb & I) down to do the laundry and we'd fight about who would go. I really hated that basement. Re: Pierced ears I remember getting my ears pierced in 8th grade. I went to Cheryl Raekes' (74) house and she used "self piercing" earrings. She put them on and I would squeeze the little hoops every day until they popped through the skin. OUCH!! Ahh the memories. -Viv Good Rogalsky (74) ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) To: Larry Stone (71) Re: 2/8/01 Sandstorm The YMCA did have an indoor pool on GWWay just north of Van Giesen. While at Chief Jo, we used to walk there for swimming in P.E. Not a real fun walk for first period P.E. I think the scotch and soda place was Red Steer. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Re: Flattop Yes, the cross is still at the top of Flattop, but the property surrounding it has been purchased by a private citizen, who is wanting to build a house up there. The very top of the hill is currently fenced off with chain link. There have been numerous houses built on and around Flattop in the last 8-10 years, including my brother's (Jes, '82). The land up there is sectioned off into 2.5 acre parcels -- close enough to have neighbors, but not so close that you're living on top of each other. The view from the Collins Rd. area is fabulous. That is also the neighborhood where the Richland School District is wanting to build a new middle school (pending the passing of the March 13 bond -- PLEASE VOTE YES & SUPPORT OUR KIDS!). I haven't seen anyone attempt to sled the hill recently --but then again the past few winters we haven't really had enough to snow to do anything but make a dirty mess on the cars! Re: Dupus Boomer Interesting that it was mentioned how the Simpson's resemble Dupus. I have thought that too, many times. Coincidence? I don't know. I doubt Matt Goerning (sp?) who originated the Simpson's would ever admit to it. Please remember to VOTE YES on March 13 to help move the Richland School District forward in their goals for our kids and our schools. Check out http://www.richlandschools.com for more info, or e-mail me. -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ West Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers and CREHST Director today: Ralph Myrick (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Mike Clowes (54), Tom Tracy (55), Gary Scholl (56), Ken Heminger (56WB), Annette Hall (62), Denny Johnson (62WB), Sandra Genoway (62), Shirley Sherwood (62), Joanna Faulkner (63), Carol Converse (64), Linda Reining (64), Bill Didway (66), Lesley Wood (66WB), Christine Woodward (72), Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB), Greg Alley (73), Chris Webster (78), Kim Edgar (79), Brenda Emigh (82), Josh McIntyre (96), Gwen Leth (CREHST Director), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) I need to get some pictures and possible plans for a three bedroom prefab. Any one have any ideas? -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) Re: Dupus Boomer I graduated with Jim Donnell whose father wrote the Dupus for the Hanford Works paper. Jim and I used to talk about Dupus and did he ever contribute anything to his dad about things that happen. Jim really wasn't into the work and really didn't talk about how his father really became a celebrity in Richland. After graduation in '53, Jim seemed to disappear from Richland. I think his brother lives in Richland but I don't know him. Does anybody know where he is living now? -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) You young ladies of the class of '55 amaze me. Don't know to this day how you managed to maintain your looks and charm from those days after visits to By's for grilled cheese sandwiches and fries AND scarfing down mashed potatoes and hamburg gravy. To say nothing of Twinkies (I know you asked me to say nothing of them.) To: Tom Tracy (55) Tom, I remember your locker. I KNOW why your mother put your name on the "brown bag". It's a wonder she didn't paint it "Internation Day-Glo Orange." I also remember the day Bill Hartley told you to clean it out as the aroma of old sack lunches was making the custodial staff ill. Needless to say that when Bill spoke, EVERYONE listened. Bomber Cheers to all (hope they win and/or have won) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ hanging ten in dreary, rainy Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Mr. Piippo was our Chief Joseph 9th Grade Basketball Coach, Health Teacher during the opening year at the new junior high school. Mr. Chisholm was our principal. Our student body chose the name Warriors and our school colors were blue and gold. Mr. Piippo taught us some important things in basketball, health and life. He was a calm, cool, collected and thinking man. It was a time in Richland when there were high expectations. People wanted and expected the best from their academic and athletic programs. School resources for facilities and supplies seemed near-unlimited in their scope. I remember Mr. Piippo having to deal with a gigantic basketball turnout. It was a difficult number to deal with. His technique, showing kids how to fight their way around a screen was extraordinary... to remember that you could push your own team mater quickly out of the way became an asset for the young basketball players. I'm sure there were many other attributes that following players remember about Mr. Piippo. He treated everyone with dignity, respect and gave them hope. He had played basketball with an early professional team in the East. I'm sure being swamped with so many young basketball enthusiasts must have been more than a challenge. Some may recall Mr. Piippo's superstition of "passing his hat" for each player to touch before the game. His classroom humor was appreciated. His steady, confident, calm attitude was just what a group of junior high students needed after spending several years transferring from one elementary school to another and from Carmichael to Chief Jo. (the new housing availability was creating large numbers of transfers and preparing to make another to Col Hi. at year's end). Mr. Piippo was a credit to our school and did his job well in a fast- growing, community. It was once-upon-a-time, a long-time- ago. Thanks for the good memories, Mr. Piippo. After school we sometimes played basketball with Carroll Teague and Mr. Perkins, our neighbor on Cottonwood Street (who played basketball at LSU)... sometimes we smaller kids waited our turn until they needed another player and sneaked into a game. Mr. Perkins was an excellent referee and knew the game well. It was great to see him at the R2K game last summer. He had moves like "Whitey" Schell and Pete Maravich. It was a good time for friends to grow up in the land of Basketball and Bombers, Booming with bastions of [Drive-Inn] Burger bases. Remember when one of our classmates decided to cross the fence near the 400 Area while rabbit hunting, just beyond North Richland? A small observation plane warned him to get back across the fence. While he was making his way to the fence a couple of jets from Moses Lake buzzed him in a way that commandeered his attention and accelerated his departure speed. Who was that brave hunter? -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Scholl (56) Re: By's Burgers Hi guys and gals from Bomberville I guess I remember By's but I spent most of my time at By's other burger joint Called Tim's, It was at uptown and as I liked Spudnut ala modes, It was easy to get a burger, fries and stop for a Spudnut. Re: Sock Hops I remember the Wednesday night sock hops at the center but I don't recall the restaurant there. Re: Licorice I like the licorice ice cream when I can get it. Re: Looking for.... Anyone out there know the where abouts of Larry Edwards (57), or Alvin Knall (sp?) (57)? If so I would like to hear from them or about them. I hope everyone had a nice V-Day. Bomber cheers -Gary Scholl (56) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger (56WB) Re: Hamburger Gravy I don't recall ever eating in the school cafeteria but all the talk about Hamburger Gravy sounds an awful lot like the S.O.S we got in the Military. It was good, too... when made right. -Ken Heminger (56WB) ~ Great Falls, MT ******************************************** >>From: Annette Hall Bundrant (62) Re: Basements I guess I can put my 2 cents worth in on the "B" house and flattop hill. When I lived in the "B" house on McPherson, my Dad had a love for good homemade grape wine. Guess where he fermented the stuff? To this day I hate anything that smells like concord grapes. The basement was filled with that smell for weeks. I'm surprised the school never called my folks and told them I had been drinking, because I sure smelled like it. Re: Flattop My husband Bob (62), one spring day, decided he was going to fly with his bike. Took one of his Mom's sheets, proceeded to get up speed to fly off the top. Needless to say, his bike was in ruins. Luckily he did not break anything. I probably will have something broke after telling this story. Re: School lunches Thanks for all the memories of the good school lunches. I couldn't wait to help in the kitchen as Spalding. We always got extra helpings. -Annette Hall Bundrant (62) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Johnson (62WB) Re: Flattop memories... My dad used to take us kids up there for target practice with our BB guns... the cross was there then, but we brought our own targets... fear of eternal damnation for desecrating the cross being the determining factor. Ronnie Palmer's dad had a Model T coupe... he had to back up the road to the top so the fuel would stay in the sump (no pump, gravity feed). As we got older and were issued more lethal firearms (.22 bolt action single shot) we would venture further out in the desert where long abandoned Hudsons and DeSotos would be further riddled by our artillery. Given the current prices on "collector cars" a better solution would have perhaps been to rescue those old hulks... but... who knew? If I had a buck for every Ford Model A fender I've thrown away building hot rods... I could afford a meal a month at Zip's. Re: By's I worked for By (of By's Burgers) - was it Byron Meyers? -in later years in Bellevue... I was going to college and he had a pretty good restaurant over there - my roommate was head waiter or some such lofty position, and I picked up a few spare bucks doing dishes. By was a super guy to work for, and it helped that he had banked at NBofC with my dad back in Richland days. Re: Phone Numbers I still remember our phone number in Richland, and for years could remember Michael Barton's also... but if someone asks my anniversary... I have to stammer for a moment... amazing. -Denny Johnson (62WB) ~ Las Vegas, NV ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: Twinkies Ah! Could it be. . .? Are twinkies one of those "irradiated" foods? Maybe *this* is how they contribute to "longevity". Perhaps, Dick Epler (52) could help us on this one. -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) Re: Hamburg Gravy That was one of my favorites too, and the rolls that were served with them. My Aunt worked in the kitchen at Spalding, but I never got any freebies because of it. I've tried to make that gravy; my normal gravy is usually watery, but that's attributed to my cooking talents. Re: "B" House Basements I don't' recall that we ever dug out our basement. I can still remember the smell of that moldy dirt. And I remember the coal bin with the coal shooting down into it. My dad would build the fire in the furnace every winter morning. And I remember my mom had the old wringer wash machine down there that was great for flattening fingers. But my best memory was my dad chasing us down the stairs while pretending to be The Mummy from the movies. He was really good at that and had as much fun as we did. Re: Precut We also lived in a precut. It had the kitchen that had a swinging door to the living room, a door to the laundry room and a door into the hall. It was three bedrooms and because there were three of us girls, we had to take turns sharing a bedroom. My mom made us switch every six months. We loved it when it was our turn for the single bedroom. But the hitch to that was that they kept an upright freezer in that bedroom and when it cycled, it was really noisy. We had to go to bed fairly early and then you couldn't hear the radio in the living room. So I'd get out of bed and hide behind the kitchen door (but still be in the hall) so I could hear the end of The Whistler or the Lone Ranger. Boy am I dating myself. -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) Re: Hamburger Gravy Well I have my way of making that hamburger gravy and maybe I learned from the best as my mother was a cafeteria cook. I loved it as well and most of all envied the teachers who got two scoops of mashed potatoes instead of one. Almost rocketed me into a teaching career..... This is one of the most simple and delicious concoctions to prepare: Brown some hamburger with some chopped onions (optional) and drain as much fat as you want to. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the meat with flour and stir until flour coats all the meat. Add water and a couple beef bouillon cubes or powder and stir until desired consistency (can also use milk or combination). Cook a while on low to give the flour a chance to cook. Add water if necessary. I like to add a couple of spoons of Kitchen Bouquet to add a little more flavor and to make it brown, but it's not necessary. Also optional would be a little garlic, just a little. Can serve on mashed potatoes, rice, toast, bread, noodles or if you can't wait, just spoon it in your mouth after it cools a little.....LOL How's that sound, guys? -Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Emajean Stone (63) Thanks for letting me know the name of the movie. You are absolutely right - it was "Psycho". LOL, going into the house alone was probably just as bad as having to go down the basement. Re: Gravy I'm going to try out this HAMBURGER Gravy. I don't remember ever having it, but then again, I could be mistaken. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ cloudy and going to rain in Eureka, CA ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) To: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Re: chicken noodle soup, PB and honey sandwiches on Wonder bread I remember eating those and I still eat peanut butter and honey sandwiches, but I prefer wheat bread. ;) I also make a "concoction" of peanut butter and honey and mix that together and then put it in the fridge for a few hours and then it is "candy" for the kids and grandkids. YUM YUM ;) Re: Honey butter Do you remember honey-butter? I remember going to "Dietrich's (spelling) and buying it in the dairy department in little tubs... can't find it anymore... all I can find is "whipped" honey and that is not the same!!!!!!! Haven't been able to find a recipe for it, but I know it consists of powdered sugar along with the honey. Re: Hot lunches Someone else mentioned the price of out hot lunches... I think I paid 35 cents. My grandchildren eat hot lunch and they pay $1.75 per ticket!!!!!!! AND, I think we had better lunches!!!!!!! Their schools "invite" parents and grandparents to eat with the kids, but on those rare times when we do, we bring them lunch from a fast-food place... might not be as nutritional as school lunch, but sure looks better. ;) I remember the plastic trays and "real" silverware"; they eat off foam trays, not allowed straws for their milk (they drink right out of the cartons), and are given plastic tableware!!!!!!! DON'T send them to school with "silverware", cause if it contains a knife, they will be sent to the office for having a "concealed" weapon! -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ~ "Stage 3 Alert" in Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway (66) Re: flattop How sad to hear that homes are being built on or near the top of Flattop. It should be designated a natural historical site. Lots of history took place on the top and sides of that hill. Kids running down it, sledding down it, parking at the top of it. Motorcycles trying to make it to the top from the steep side, besides one or two cars that tried and failed. There has been a lot personal history made on that hill over the last 50 years. There was also a haircut named after that hill - the Flattop. Flattop should be saved for future generations, for the kids sakes. -Bill Didway (66) ~ Sedro Woolley, WA ******************************************** >>From: Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) Re: Hamburg Gravy over Mashed Potatoes If I ever thought I was alone - not anymore. To: Andy Ward Stewart (68) I'm impressed. You're right. It was usually, if not always, served on Thursdays. To: Sandra Genoway (62) Thanks for the recipe. -Lesley Wood Nelson (66WB) ******************************************** >>From: Christine Woodward (72) Re: hot lunches Ah yes. The wonder of hot lunches. I was only able to have them on Thursdays at Marcus Whitman. The lunch de jour was chili and cinnamon rolls with of course a fruit cup. In the 4th grade I would always sit with my teacher, Mrs. Mathews, and trade her part of my cinnamon roll for her metracal cookie. At that time. I thought it was a good trade. Looking back, I should have kept the roll. I tried the hamburger gravy over unknown substance once. It tasted and resembled too much the horse hoof paste that we used to use in Ms. Koss's art class. I remember taking my platter across the lunch room when the lunch room began to shake. It was the shocks from the great Alaska earthquake. When was that? 1962? I think that was the day of the hamburger gravy. Perhaps that is why I never tried it again. -Christine Woodward (72) ******************************************** >>From: Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB) Re: burgers and school food At Chief Jo, I always bought the hot lunches, which I thought were particularly gross, especially the pizza, and potatoes and gravy, it didn't really seem like food. Meanwhile, my friend Steve Neill (72) always brought sack lunches, lots of times with that ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC Carl Buddig meat! (speaking of non-food items), so we'd trade, and it was a symbiotic-type situation. In '69, my parents made us go to Zip's... older bro Randy and me in the back seat... and them in the front. It was like a Friday night... we just about died... begging them to PLEASE go somewhere else... Arctic Circle, anywhere. They insisted on Zip's... they wanted to check out the youth action. I can still remember slumping down as low as I could get in the car. -Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) and Steve Piippo (70) I did not get any Davis court action but did participate in the Bixler and Cartmell neighborhood hoops. The Bixler driveway had a big basket and one of those 7 to 8 foot rims for acting like you could really dunk (some of us needed real short rims). If you lost control of the ball, it went deep into the Van Wyck's back yard. The Cartmell back yard was the short slam dunk hoops also. Got to play with some fine players. I wish it would have made me a lot better although it was always fun. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Wishing I could turn the light on and go shooting now out back. ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Chris Webster (78) Date: Wed Feb 14 19:45:47 2001 Hello to fellow classmates of 1978. Finally have signed the guest book and look forward to future news from everyone. My sister Penny Webster Smalley (75) is visiting us in Tacoma this week and helped me find this website. -Chris Webster (78) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Pierced Ears To: Linda Thomas Richardson (68) I had my ears pierced the same way. My 8th grade teacher (while attending school in Hawaii) pierced mine, however, she used a large sewing needle. I remember telling my grandmother about it. She told me that if "God" wanted me to have pierced ears, I would have been born with them. A few years later, I noticed my grandmother had hers done. I wanted to say something, however, I didn't think it would be very respectful, so I just got a chuckle out of it. It's hard for her these days to put them in, so my grandfather does it faithfully every day, which I think is so sweet. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** >>From: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Re: Jefferson Bicentennial Album and Great Cooks I found my Bicentennial Album that Jefferson put out in 1976 with all the personnel and students. Does anyone else still have this? Whatever happened to the Bicentennial Quilt we made? Anyway, the cooks are pictured in there and with all this food talk of late, it was great to see their faces again... I seem to remember Nina Barlow the most. I just remember those HUGE trays of cinnamon rolls and that huge cafeteria we ate in. There's a picture of the school patrol with Ralph Myrick [51] heading the group. My dad wouldn't let me be in school patrol because I was a girl. I was SO mad. So glad Jefferson put out that book for us (I don't know if they ever did another). Brings back wonderful memories. Re: "A" houses We owned an "A" house on Hunt street and I remember how cool it was when we first moved in and there were 2 of everything. My dad proceeded to put in one staircase, make one big bedroom upstairs that Tina and I shared and one staircase down to that cold, damp basement. We moved to Richland in 1968, just in time for the big snow of '68. I had lived my first 4 years in Huntington beach, so that was the first snow I had ever seen. I just loved that house. All the sycamore ball fights and flashlight tag we played endlessly on those long summer nights. And I was a spit away from Jefferson. Re: Mariners FINALLY, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training! -Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Josh McIntyre (96) Date: Wed Feb 14 23:37:22 2001 Class of '96 Greetings from "scenic" Enid, OK. After graduating from RHS, I attended U of Portland on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. I'm currently stationed at Vance AFB here in Enid. I'm about a 1/4 through pilot training. Go Bombers! -Josh McIntyre (96) ******************************************** >>From: Gwen Leth, Director CREHST Museum Re: Dupus Boomer Greetings! I noticed a photo of the Dupus Boomer book listed on your [All Bomber Alumni Links] web site. I am Gwen Leth, Director of the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology or CREHST. We have a a new publication of Dupus which may be of interest to your readers. The following describes the book and how to purchase one if interested. CREHST has provided photo graphic exhibits for several of the Bomber reunions. It is always a pleasure to work with your group. ~~~~~ DUPUS HAS ARRIVED!! The long awaited publication of Dupus Boomer, the historical cartoon character that captured the life of the "Atom Bustin' Village of the West" has arrived at CREHST. More than 250 of the books have been pre-sold and can now be picked up. There is an equal number of books available for sale at $6.95 plus tax. This book is a collection of the cartoons previously published in two volumes, You Asked for It in 1946 and Dupus Boomer in 1948. Dupus the fictional every man at the Hanford Engineer Works, was part Dagwood Bumstead, part Beetle Bailey, with a touch of Wiley Coyote. An exhibit featuring a life-sized Dupus and unpublished cartoons is also now on display at CREHST. Orders for the Dupus Boomer book can be made by using a credit card and calling a toll-free number: 877-789-9935. There is a $4.00 charge for shipping. CREHST IS LOCATED AT 95 Lee Blvd., Richland, WA. Hours of operation are 10 to 5 pm Monday - Saturday and noon to 5 on Sundays. Sincerely, Gwen Leth, Director CREHST Museum Phone: 509-943-9000 ~~ FAX: 509-943-1770 CREHST Museum/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and a Hoops Report today: Dick Epler (52), Mike Clowes (54), Lequita "Lea" Branum (55), Keith Willis (58), John Northover (59), Ernie Smith (60), Betty Neal (62), Helen Cross (62), Jane Walker (62), Gary Behymer (64), Tedd Cadd (66), Karen Schildknecht (67), Betti Avant (69), Rick Polk (70), Treg Owings (76), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** Hoops Report 1 2 3 4 Bombers 9 22 36 47 Kamiakin 8 21 31 49 Tierney 0, Buck 20, Neill 5, Stowe 2, Jones 0, Robbert 11, Fannin 0, Kafentzis 9 Bombers, enduring a mediocre offensive performance throughout the game, suffered through a 13-3 Kamiakin run over the final four minutes or so which led to the two point loss. Truth be told, there were stretches of this game which were deadly dull: whenever Bombers employed a zone defense Kamiakin was content to pass the ball around lazily, making no serious attempt to score or to create anything offensively. Eventually something would go wrong -- this *is* high school hoops, after all -- and a flurry of activity would ensue. The only real importance of the game was to determine the pecking order for the post season (Bombers were assured of one of the six playoff spots entering the game); with the loss we ended up sixth. Tuesday the team will travel someplace for a loser-out game. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) Re: Radiated Twinkies? Sandra Genoway (62) wonders whether the longevity of Twinkies could possibly be due to the use of "food radiation" and has asked me to comment. Well, it looks like we may never know. Like the formula for Coca-Cola, the "formula" for Twinkies is a closely guarded secret, which prompted one Net sage to comment: "Everybody knows that all those preservatives and artificial things in Twinkies must have strange effects on your body, but either they are very small or nobody has lived long enough to pass the word on." While I thought that was pretty funny, I don't really think there's any basis for a "Twinkie Alert" with subsequent recall. I probably should mention that this comment was taken from the site: http://www.twinkiesproject.com, which was founded in 1995 by some students at Rice University in an attempt to discover the real limitations of Twinkies. For this purpose, they redefined Twinkies to mean "Tests With Inorganic Noxious Kakes In Extreme Situations." Note the use of the term "Inorganic," which, of course, could also be a possible solution to the longevity problem. Perhaps that's what Bob Carlson (54) was thinking of when he made his famous "shelf life" estimate. Inorganic things, like rocks, can last a vary long time indeed. While all this sounds somewhat irreverent, I understand the twinkiesproject site now enjoys corporate support from the Wonder Bread people. However, should you reject the inorganic argument, you're still left with the question as to whether the Twinkies secret involves preservatives or radiation, along with the associated question as to which is better (or worse). On that subject, here's what I can tell you. It's been known for some time that irradiation can extend the shelf life of meat, fruits and vegetables by killing bacteria, and arthropod pests (insects and mites) in a more environmentally friendly manner than is possible with previous ozone depleting, highly toxic insecticides, such as ethylene oxide and methyl bromide. And, of course, radiation does not leave any residue on the food. I believe that just last February, the FDA and DOA removed the last barrier to using radiation on most meat. Typically, gamma rays from cobalt-60 or cesium-137 are used, but also x-rays of less than 5MeV, and beta particles (electrons) of less than 10 MeV are allowed and FDA approved. In the early days, someone spread the rumor that the process could cause the food to become radioactive, which if eaten would make YOU radioactive. Well, it took some time, but that notion finally died (only neutrons can activate other elements). Next, the argument was that it destroyed essential vitamins and made the food taste funny. Well, as it turns out, there are some minor effects of radiation on some very sensitive vitamins, e.g., B1 in pork. However, it has been estimated that even if all of the pork in the United States were radiated, only 2.3% of vitamin B1 in the diet of Americans would be lost. Also, a small amount of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in fruits is converted to another equally usable form of vitamin C. In summary, multigenerational studies with animals have demonstrated that irradiated foods are completely safe and that the nutritive value remains essentially unaltered. In blindfold taste tests, people really couldn't tell the difference. The current argument against radiation is that its use will shift the focus away from the larger food handling and preparation problems. The organic farmers (no radiation OR insecticides) say that radiation is an end- of-the-line solution, where the real benefits are for producers and distributors looking to avoid lawsuits. Hmmm ... well yeah, that could be true. -Dick Epler (52) ~ Mt. Vernon, OR ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Mashed(?) potatoes I certainly don't want to spoil anyone's dreams of growing up Bomber, but I do believe the mashed potatoes we were served on occasion in the High School cafeteria were not real. Not real in the sense that some poor cook's helper sat in the back room and either peeled them by hand or put them in a machine. At some point in their manufacture potatoes may have been introduced, but by the time we got to them, they were basically "ingredients." How do I know this, you wonder? and rightly so. Well, one day early on in my military career I was performing a duty known as "mess cooking." (the army calls it K.P.) I was asked to open some rather large cans that looked vaguely familiar. The cans were larger than a #10 and were olive drab in color with black lettering (making it hard to read what the contents were). In good light I could make out that they were dehydrated potatoes, and the cans also included instructions on how to prepare the contents (add water, cook and stir). I said the cans looked familiar, and then it dawn on me where I had seen them before. Whilst on a search for some cylindrical objects to make something for a stage production at school, I came across similar cans in the cafeteria's trash (we didn't recycle after the war for quite some time). I also remember opening a case of "C" rations and discovering a package of Lucky Strike cigarettes in the pre-war green wrapper. And this was in the late 1960s. Needless to say the Luckies were a bit dry and went up in a puff of smoke when lit. And we thought Twinkies lasted a long time. Bomber Cheers to all! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Lucite "Lea" Branum Clark (55) Re: Pierced Ears. To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) I also had my ears pierced, and my dad also told me, "If God wanted holes in our ears he would have put them there". He also predicted that it would cause cancer. How funny.... I went to a doctor's office. It was like having surgery! They put me on the table, draped me with a white sheet. Put Novocain in each earlobe then put the hole in the ear and inserted the ear ring. The nurse then put in the ear rings. How times have changed. Now you can go to the malls and go under the gun! ouch! -Lucite "Lea" Branum Clark (55) ~ Nampa, ID ******************************************** >>From: Keith Willis (58) Does anyone know the e-mail address of Bill and Bev Hartley? Thanks, -Keith Willis (58) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) Re: Mr. Piippo Having gone to Chief Joseph ... It is funny how one remembers some teachers and others go into the dustbin of your mind. To this very day I use one of Mr. Piippo's jokes. He would be strolling down the halls of Chief Joseph on his way to somewhere ... He would, as neared, stop and look us all in the eye and ask very casually ... "How's the Race?" ... the 'group' would look at each other wondering "what race?" ... one of us would ask "Ok, what race?" Mr. Piippo would look at us 'dryly' and say "The Human Race!" ... and I am sure as he turned to continue on his way to where ever he was headed... he would be silently filled with mirth and a chortle or two ... As I recall I would fall for that joke every time ... I never remembered or learned the answer! However, people of today do not think the joke is as funny as it was way back then ... I guess over the years I wore the joke all the way down to arcane. Re: Twinkies As I remember ... Twinkies came two to a bag ... and if one could find three empty coke bottles ... you could get a Twinkie and have a penny left over. What a treat! If it is true as many of you have stated ... that the Twinkie has a half life of many more years than I can count ... 10 to the ump-teenth, that it was/is non-perishable ... then it would seem as though the Twinkie ingredients would contribute to its non-destructibility ... So when a Twinkie was eaten, those very ingredients that give the Twinkie its substance would contribute to its very characteristics might not be able to combine with any of the nutrient processes our human body has for energy conversion ... and would in fact simply 'pass' through ... along with what ever one had eaten that day. I.E. there would be no effect from eating a Twinkie on the human body ... A dietary supplant of magical potions. It was all an illusion! Twinkies, to my knowledge do not have the same reputation or power Bon-Bon's have. Re: Basements The basement stories ... brought to mind the basement in our house ... I lived in an 'A' house, [1324 Goethals] the basement half 'moldy' dirt and half finished, with the furnace, deep sinks and the coal bin. My dad was a pack rat ... he would collect old discarded 'stuff'; dismantle stuff; removing screws, nuts, bolts and pound nails out of wood. He would store these treasures in various cans and jars through out the dirt side of our basement on rickety shelves he had constructed from the very materials he had just dismantled. He would stack the boards, metal sheets and other materials into the dark recesses of the dirt side of our basement. Where, I am convinced there was someone living! ... I believe He had plans on making a bomb shelter down there somewhere. He never got around to it. He had a table saw on that side of the basement and I would spend hours making saw dust out of those very pieces of wood he had worked so hard to preserve. It is a wonder I still have all my fingers ... OSHA was not around ... no safety devices or procedures to follow. My dad was an amateur photographer ... he had a 'dark' room on the outside of the coal bin. When I think back I am amazed that he was ever able to develop any pictures in that coal dusty environment. He taught me how to develop and print pictures. I found a negative of a 'naked' lady in his unorganized collection of negatives he kept in several little wooden boxes. I remember printing 20-30 pictures and taking them to school [7th grade] ... believe I was trying to sell them. But, along with every new economic plan... there are pitfalls ... one of the teachers found or saw the pictures ... That was the end of that! I do not remember getting in trouble for that incident ... somehow I was not connected. I do remember living in abject fear, for a few days, that the teacher would call and want to discuss the propriety of my actions with my father. Re: the Furnace The 'coal burning furnace' ... It was my responsibility to get the fire going on those cold winter mornings ... The 'R' factor of Richland's houses was very skimpy in those days ... I am sure the temperature outside would sneak inside before the sun rose on each Richland winter night. I would 'bank' the fire ... trying to keep the heat going all night ... The fact that my dad had given me that responsibility of building the fire was a sign, to me at least, that I could play with FIRE! ... I got so that I could build a roaring fire in short order ... I spent many of my teen age hours building fires that would not quite melt iron or steel ... I would heat the poker to a red glow and 'brand' wood and cause water to explode out of a can when plunged. It is another wonder I never burned the house down. My dad never figured out why we used so much coal. If that furnace were a 600lb steam plant and our house a small steamer ... We could have done 20 knots plus for hours on end! So despite making tons of saw dust, developing pictures and trying to melt or burn any thing I could get my hands on ... that basement was one hell of an experimental laboratory!!! OOOHhhhh Memory Lane ... I just love strolling down Memory Lane!!! Seems as though that lane is getting shorter and shorter ... For you Bombers that would like to see who in the class of '59 is living in which state, geographic not mental ... The "Class of '59 by State" is linked off of our '59 page ... http://RichlandBombers.1959.tripod.com/rhs59/rhs59.html take care john '59 -John Northover (59) ~ The sky is clear in paradise: San Diego! ******************************************** >>From: Ernie Smith (60) Re: Flattop memory I used to have an old chevy that we would tie a rope on the back of and hook up an old car hood to it. There was a dirt track at the bottom of the hill and when the snow was just right I would drive around the track with a couple of guys sitting in the car hood. It was a blast especially when I would go around the curves, the hood would swing out into the field where there was some sage brushes and the hood would hit them throwing the riders all over the place. Fortunately nobody got hurt bad, but there were a bunch of bruises and cuts. -Ernie Smith (60) ******************************************** >>From: Betty Neal Brinkman (62) Re: Bombers are everywhere! For Valentine's Day we drove down to Myrtle Beach. We are trying to see as much of this area as we can in the two months we are living in Raleigh. Well, we were at this wonderful seafood restaurant and had a wait till we could be seated. I have come to believe that in any "retirement community" you have a wait at the restaurants. When women retire they give up cooking! Anyway, as we sat there we began talking to this couple next to us. And to our surprise the woman, Deanna Dettmann, went to school in Richland. In fact, she would have been in the class of '62 with me. She attended Jason Lee in the sixth grade as did I and I'm almost sure we were in the same class. She has a brother 5 yrs. older, Darryl, and I would imagine he graduated from Col. Hi in '57 along with my brother. Too bad the family moved to Pasco when she started high school. We all know she would have gotten a better education at Col. Hi!!, don't we? This goes to prove you can run into a Bomber or Bomber WB anywhere you go. -Betty Neal Brinkman (62) ~ (who still remembers her old phone number - 66087)... and where it is 70 degrees this morning in Raleigh. ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) I've always loved those honey and peanut butter sandwiches too. I also prefer it on wheat bread, but I try not to eat much of it now. And I also remember the wonderful honey butter on cornbread. I actually have pretty good memories of eating hot lunches all the way to RHS, when I got into the sack lunch routine. To: Sandra Genoway (62) Sorry I don't have your married name in front of me. Several of us have been trying to remember the names of our early teachers at Spalding, and we can't quite remember the name of our first grade teacher or kindergarten teacher. I remember someone named Polly... as my kindergarten teacher and I think it was... Neuman, or Shuman for first grades. Any ideas? I remember I had Mrs. Remaley for 3rd grade, Miss ____, Mrs. Richman or Richmond, and Mrs. Jernigan, and for 4th the lovely Mrs. Donna Foust, and for 5th I can't quite remember, and for 6th Mr. Clair Carlson, my first man classroom teacher ever who made us wash off our lipstick after we'd done a skit for school and felt we just had the right to return to class with it on. But I felt he was one of my favorite teachers of all time. Actually I loved all my teachers at Spalding. And ideas other graduates of Spalding. Any one know where Barry Stevens is. Oh, how many years are we going back? They are fun memories of fun years. Fondly, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it is above freezing and raining, but more snow might be one the way. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://richlandbombers.tripod.com/1960s/1963-64SpaStaff.html Maybe some of the teachers were still at Spalding in this picture. I also had the beautiful Mrs. Donna Foust for 4th grade and she isn't in this picture. I understand she still lives somewhere near Spalding. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill (62) To: Christine Woodward (72) The Alaska earthquake was on Good Friday, 1964 -Jane Walker Hill (62) ~ Cold and finally snowy in Juneau, AK ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Katharine Brown Woolcutt (RIP) Katharine Brown Woolcutt died. She was a retired school teacher. Anyone from Chief Jo know if this was 'our' Mrs. Woolcutt? -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: Twinkie Discovery NASA announced today the discovery of a still-soft Twinkie on 433 EROS. In one of the photos [http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2001/Xtra/Twinkie-EROS433.jpg] taken as the NEAR space craft landed on EROS, the object circled in the photo caught the attention of NASA Scientists. One scientist in particular had been part of an experiment that included taping a Twinkie to a bridge and leaving it there for a decade as an experiment in food preservation techniques. In other as-yet unpublished photos, this reporter could see the name clearly written on the cellophane wrapper, although it is badly bleached from exposure to unfiltered sunlight. Next to the Twinkie is a petrified hot dog. The preservatives in the meat byproducts are clearly ineffective for inter-planetary and inter-asteroid travel. NASA is now planning on a new program to introduce Twinkies into various manned and unmanned space probes. On the manned space flights, this will reduce the need for expensive and heavy food preservation equipment. On the unmanned probes, other life forms will now be able to actually taste a little of our culture. Prompted by this discovery the NEAR mission has been extended while NASA and NEAR scientists explore the possibility of retrieving the historic find. http://near.jhuapl.edu/ (Actual NEAR space craft site) -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) Re: Hamburg Gravy I don't know if Chief Jo had some bad cooks, or what, but Christine Woodward (72) should have tried some of Spalding's lunchtime treat. Just once, and we were hooked. I've tried to repeat this delicacy, but can't quite reach that wonderful taste. I'm going to try the recipes printed here, just to see if it was the child in me that thought this was the absolute BEST! Re: Pizza The other lunch we begged our Mom for was the pizza. It was so good! I was going to go have lunch with one of my nieces this year, just so I could taste it again, but found out they have store bought pizzas. I wish I could show these kids what they've missed. Living just 3 'short' blocks from school, we were only allowed to take hot lunch 2 to 3 times a month; four, in November, so we could have the turkey gravy over mashed potatoes. To: Linda Reining (64) I tried for years to repeat the peanut butter and honey sandwiches they served at Col-Hi, and it wasn't until about 3 years ago that I realized you had to mix the PB and honey together before you spread it on the bread. Once I figured that out, they were perfection! And I remember the honey-butter, too. Sure is a shame it's disappeared from the shelves. It was so good on toast. Man, that was good food. Thanks for the memories. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: hot lunches I, too remember those delicious hot lunches of yore. As I recall all the schools had the same menu each week, except for Christ the King, who always had a fish dish on Fridays (no I went to Jason Lee). Some things I liked better than others. I remember in the 4th grade no one wanted their cheese stick that day and I ate about 5 of those along with the rest of my lunch. I have made hamburger gravy myself and in fact they had it for lunch just the other day at the hospital where I work. It seems when you got older, sack lunches were the rage. At Col-Hi however, when you got to pick and choose what you wanted it became popular to eat hot lunches again. As I recall, my sophomore year they did not assign lockers and if you wanted one you had to sign up. I was carrying sack lunches and someone kept breaking into my locker and stealing the best part of my lunches. My mom wrote a note and stuck it in my lunch sack one day and lo and behold my lunch sack was not disturbed after that. I love you, Mom. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS - where the snow is still on the ground ******************************************** >>From: Rick Polk (70) Re: Jim Qualheim (70) Congratulations to Jimmy Q. (70) on his recent award, for his work at RHS as the Activities Director. The award is just another example of how Jim has always put the kids first and his dedication to his job and his pride in the Green & Gold. The City of Richland, all Bomber Alumni and especially the Class of 70 should be very proud of Jim. WAY TO GO JIM & CONGRATULATIONS. -Rick Polk (70) ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings (76) Re: Basements I too was a basement dweller. We had a 2 bedroom prefab. The basement caved in once while they were digging it out. I remember workers waist deep in dirt. We had a nice covered patio that was supposed to get enclosed. Still open now where my Mom still lives. No bathroom downstairs so it was outside then inside to the bathroom. When there was a sciff of snow made for a fast walk. Re: Flat Top I was a boy scout in troop 248. When we were getting ready for a week long hike we would condition by filling our packs w/rocks and hiking up flattop. Mr. Honstead (RIP) would pick us up in his beetle early and away we would go. To: Penny Webster Smalley (75) Just wanted to say hello from a fellow classmate. -Treg Owings (76) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Re: RHS REMODEL Over and over again, the bond committee has said that it will be with the support of Bomber Alumni that this passes -- as without a doubt, the Bomber alums have more "attachment" to the schools than anyone they've met (I couldn't have said it better, and I'll admit that I nearly burst a button with pride when they first said that at our meeting!). I hope you'll allow this "shameless plug" for the bond, as well as a few reminders between now and March 13. Also, you have my permission to run my phone number, as shown at the end....I've already got it posted on the web on the bond's web page, etc. Thanks a bunch! On March 13, 2001, voters in the Richland School District will decide whether to modernize a portion of Richland High School as part of an $88.5 million bond issue. The 100/200, 300 and Vocational/Technology buildings will be modernized to tune of $21 million. Bombers who can vote in the Richland School District need to be registered and VOTE on March 13. That includes recent graduates who may be away at school. And those who have moved away need to get in touch with Bombers who still live in the district... to remind them of this opportunity to invest in their school. For more information go to http://www.richlandschools.com. We all have very fond memories of our years at RHS (as is readily apparent in the stories shared here in the Sandstorm!). As citizens of the Richland community, it is now our responsibility to provide a safe, modern, and comfortable learning environment for today's and tomorrow's Bombers. Please join me in voting YES on March 13. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me or call me at 967-9604. -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ West Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely (49), Marilyn Richey (53), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Bonnie Steeber (57), Dick Nelson (59), Sandra Genoway (62), Earl Bennett (63), Linda Reining (64), Robert Shipp (64), Teresa DeVine (64), Toby Wheeler (65/66), Gail Setbacken (66), Jake Tate (66WB), Ken Staley (68), Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) Re: Conalrad (640-1040 on your am dial) In the early days of the Cold War, there was a fear that enemy bombers would "home in" on commercial radio stations. So, to prevent this from happening, radio stations, in a "war alert", would all transmit on either 640 or 1240. Everyone would then tune their radios to one of these frequencies to hear emergency instructions. Re: Honey butter Land 'O Lakes makes and/or wholesales honey butter. We use it all the time on toast. -Ken Ely (49) ~ Orangevale, CA ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) Re: Hamburger and Gravy I remember at RHS when Mrs. Jackson was the head cook and was great to the students. The day that was on the menu, there was a large line to eat and everybody forgot about By's and other places to eat. She always let the guys come back if there was left overs for a second helping. IT was 35 cents to eat at the school and overall the food was great. Mrs. Jackson was real particular about the food that was put on for the meals. She was there for some years with the school district. He had a son, Billy (54), who graduated from Col-Hi and later was the Sheriff of Walla Walla for some years before he retired. I don't know what they serve now but when I was at Col-Hi, food was outstanding. To: Keith Willis (58) I think my brother told me that Bill Hartley works for the Ford Co in Pasco... RUSS DEAN. Maybe you can get some information through this company. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Under the "Bombers Everywhere" category I was in a Redmond, Wash. dept. store and my daughter (a teenager at the time) was in the dressing room. Another woman (whose daughter was in adjacent dressing room) and I struck up a conversation about the difficulties of dressing a teen age girl. She said her daughter was buying a dress for her high school "choir concert". I mentioned that when I was in High School, my choir members wore robes and the small singing group I was in wore Green Velvet and Gold Satin outfits. She said "So did mine"... "green and gold". Well you can guess the rest of the story. I was amazed that we had both been in Richland High School Choir (a few years apart) and we bumped into each other and started a conversation about the "green and gold outfits" we wore. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Steeber Frasca (57) Re: hot lunches Hamburg gravy, chili, cornbread, cinnamon rolls, etc.? Doesn't anyone remember the peanut butter cookies? Or am I the only one who searched for years trying to find a "near" recipe? And never succeeding! -Bonnie Steeber Frasca (57) ******************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson (59) Tom Tracy's (55) recollection of Toivo Piippo's influence on students and athletes at Chief Joseph Jr. Hi activated my old brain to remember his influence on me and our class as well. He told great stories (still does, was able to be with him a couple of days, two years ago on a fishing trip)... was an excellent teacher,... and an outstanding coach. Tom mentioned the "hat" - he wanted all his players to rub the top of the hat with two fingers of their shooting hand before going on the court to play a game, his way of keeping you loose and at the same time providing a common team goal and focus. He has had a huge, positive influence on Bomber Basketball and the students who have been in his classroom. He is one of the main reason's for Bomber Basketball success. I don't know if he is on the Bomber Wall of Fame, but I believe he should be. -Dick Nelson (59) ******************************************** >>From: Betty Neal Brinkman (62) Re: hoops report I would like to see the win/loss numbers included in the hoops report. My weak little mind has a hard time remembering from game to game just where the Bombers stand. It would be interesting as well to see the league standings from time to time. Go Bombers! -Betty Neal Brinkman (62) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) Re: Spalding Teachers To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) I believe my K teacher was Mrs. (or, Miss) Stewart. I don't remember my first or second grade teachers, but that could be because those years were interrupted by me having rheumatic fever during one half of each. I do remember my third grade teacher being a Miss Morning, I think, until she got married. I also had Mrs. Foust and she used to live right across from the school on Sacagawea, a few houses "down" from the intersection. In fifth grade, I had the sister of my eighth or ninth grade math teacher; they seemed to be twins, as they looked and acted very similar. I enjoyed both of them, but I am sorry I cannot remember their names, and I don't have my old Chief Jo annuals any more. In sixth grade, I had Mr. Anderson; Barry Stevens was in my class then. Re: Twinkies on 433 EROS To: Tedd Cadd (66) I have informed Art Bell of your "find" about the twinkies on 433 EROS. I am sure that he, Richard Hoagland and Whitley Strieber will be most happy to find this out and look at the photos for themselves. I doubt that they realized there is a package of twinkies on the asteroid, and that has not been pointed out. Re: Flat Top When I was growing up during the 1950s, I don't remember seeing or hearing about anyone sledding on Flat Top. It could be that I just wasn't as enlightened as I thought I was back then. -Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) ~ In Edmonds where there is snow on the ground ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III - Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Mrs. Pugh taught me to love reading in first grade at Spalding. Others have told me they do not have fond memories of her - I believe she was quite strict - but I went to visit her and spoke briefly to her class the day I graduated from Col Hi. I thanked her for the world she opened up for me. Regards, ecb3 To: Maren Smyth (64) Maren, I, too, thought Mrs. Foust was beautiful. I even figured out where she lived and would walk by there occasionally, hoping to see her - youthful infatuation. I don't remember where exactly, but think not far from Densow's. -Earl Bennett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) Helen Cross Kirk (62) asked about teachers at Spalding: I had Miss Jones for 4th; Mrs. Schwartz for 5th; and Mr. Anderson for 6th... my first experience with a male teacher... he liked to "pinch" the girls. I went to Marcus Whitman for the first four years and had Mrs. Lane for Kindergarten; Mrs. Sterling for 1st grade; Mrs. Lane for 2nd grade; and Mrs. Mead for 3rd grade. -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** >>From: Robert Shipp (64) Re: Mrs. Woolcutt To: Gary Behymer (64) & other Chief Jo alumni There is an obituary for Mrs. Woolcutt in the 2/17 Tri-City Herald. (Maybe one of my fellow "local" alums who has a scanner can send it in to the Bomber web site.) I'm pretty sure she is the same person who taught science at Chief Jo. I remember her as being very strict; all the kids were terrified of her. In retrospect, I realize I learned quite a bit from her. I think I still have the star chart we made in her class. Maybe I just have a different perspective now than I did as a seventh grader. I remember everyone - at least all the boys - referred to her as "Old Lady Woolcutt." A quick calculation (she died at ninety-one) revealed she was forty-nine back then. Somehow, that doesn't seem very old at all now! -Robert Shipp (64) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) To: Gary Behymer (64) and all Chief Jo Warriors from the Class of 64 It was most definitely our Katharine Woolcutt... eighth grade science teacher extraordinaire. I can still picture her room at the top of the "back" stairs at CJ... a very fine teacher and died at over 90. -Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) ******************************************** >>From: Toby Wheeler Davis (65 and 66) Re: Basements "L" Houses had scary basements too!! Half of ours was filled with dirt and spiders, and the other half had those huge concrete laundry tubs, the coal furnace, and the huge swamp cooler air conditioner. We stored potatoes and onions in the basement all year, and my sisters and I took turns running to the basement as quickly as possible to get these items for our Mom around dinner time. We were always afraid the bogeyman would get us, or "the whistler", and I for some weird reason thought Superman haunted our basement and was going to grab me every time I went down there. Our grandmother used to have the job of washing my hair and my sisters' hair, in the laundry tub. First we covered our eyes with a wash cloth, then she would shampoo and rinse our hair in semi-tepid water. One time I did not have a wash cloth and she 'made' me close my eyes, without the cloth! I was about 5 years old at the time and soap got into my eyes. Instead of letting my grandmother get the soap out, I started screeching and broke out of her grasp and ran into the dirt side of the basement, then upstairs... dirt, shampoo and tears flying everywhere. If memory serves me correctly I ended up getting my hair rinsed outside with the hose (talk about cold water) and then followed a 'switching' with selected branches off the huge willow tree in our front yard... (this was, in my Mother's eyes, a 'switchable offense') an 'ouching' experience. However, I never forgot the wash cloth again. We dug our basement out the summer between my 6th and 7th grade. We 'saved' money by NOT hiring the conveyor belt guys! Paige and I stood at the basement window, holding a garden cart firmly against the opening. My dad shoveled load after load of dirt into the cart and Paige and I hauled it around to the back yard, dumping it and raking it out until it was somewhat level. (I am not sure what our other sister, Lyndy (62), was doing... somehow I think she got out of this task.) This project seemed to take forever. There were hundreds of loads of dirt that were hauled as the garden cart was not overly large, but heavy enough that it took both Paige and I to haul it. Even though we sometimes wore gloves, we both got rows of blisters on our hands, and even some calluses. I remember that Paige was quite upset and thought her hands were going to be ruined and she would not be able to play the piano anymore (one of her many talents.) When the back yard was completed, it was at least 6 inches higher than our neighbors, the Koops, and from then on, following a big rain storm, water pooled in their yard, not ours. We finished the project in the middle of August, and our hands were still sore when school started. It is a family project I will never forget. One also, I would never have dreamed of trying to get out of, just one of those 'kid's jobs: falling under 'other duties as assigned'. -Toby Wheeler Davis (65 and 66) ~ Bogota, Colombia ******************************************** >>From: Gail Setbacken Carter (66) Re: Licorice ice cream There is hope for all those needing a licorice fix!!!! Get in your car and head for Sunnyside. There you will find the Darigold Cheese Plant. Not only do they make great cheese there, but they also have that great black licorice ice cream... which I can't stand!!! My girl friend Val has to go there once a month for her fix. I watch her eat that stuff and just gag at the thought of it!!! So now the next time we go and I see a lot of smiling faces with black lips, I will know they are Bombers from Richland. -Gail Setbacken Carter (66) ******************************************** >>From: Jake Tate (66WB) Re: Rose Bowl, "the Fingernail," and Flat Top Thanks to all of you who filled me in on the Rose Bowl and "the Fingernail." I cannot remember the last time I was on GWWay in the vicinity of the old Rose Bowl, and I honestly didn't know it was gone. Anyway, it was sure the topic of many a memorable childhood conversation! Every kid in the neighborhood had a different story about the origin of its name. I was glad to hear that "the Fingernail" still exists but sorry to hear that it may soon be gone. Its Riverside Park location was the scene of many a wonderful family picnic when we were kids... especially on Sunday afternoons after church. I remember the wading pool, the teeter totters and that huge, kid powered "merry-go- round." I'll bet we sometimes had 50 kids on that thing! The bigger kids could get it going so fast that some of us who were unfortunate enough to be clinging to the bars on the outer edge of the dish would be slung off. And what a neat, shady and relaxing place the park was! I can still smell the hot dogs and hamburgers on the grills! Re: Flat Top As for Flat Top, I have a bunch of memories of the hill, too. Like many of the rest of you, I made many a trip up the thing as a Scout. It seemed like Mt. Everest at the time but, on the rare occasions now that I travel through West Richland on the way back to Yakima, I never cease to be amazed at its actual size. Someday I'm going to scan in all of my late father's 35 mm slides; I know there must be a hundred shots of Flat Top excursions. Another thing I remember about Flat Top is the drive- in theater that used to be located near the base. Mom and Dad would load us four boys up in the back seat of the old Chrysler (there was room for the whole neighborhood in the thing) and head out. Many a memorable "Western" I watched there and I remember looking out the back window of the car at the shadowy figure of the hill lit up in the moonlight and wondering to myself if there were still dangerous cowboys or Indians roaming out there somewhere. I never had to fear though, since I was always well armed with my quick draw cap pistols! Keep the great memories coming! -Jake Tate (66WB) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley (68) Re: Elementary Dining My mouth has been watering ever since I read Lesley Wood's (66WB) description of the wonderful lunch at Spalding (may she rest in peace) Elementary School... But Lesley... Joe... how could you have POSSIBLY forgotten? Those great, HUGE dinner rolls that always accompanied Hamburger Gravy and Mashed Potatoes? I can still recall walking the halls of that school after morning recess, smelling those wonderful rolls baking ON SITE, and knowing exactly what lunch was! -Ken Staley (68) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) I don't know what award Jimmy Q won but he has always been a great guy and deserves recognition for his great work with the kids... and I don't think this should be affected at all by what happened that night years ago at the Stilts apartments!!!! When you are a Bomber, history follows you forever!!!! To: Greg Alley (73) The Cartmell court featured not only a slam dunk adjusted hoop, but our two on two games featured "radio timing". Remember most of our games were timed at "two songs" or "three songs". I think usually it was on KALE and by using songs you could tell when time was winding down without having anyone shouting out time. There was never a problem finding anyone to step up for "the last shot". Cart's court was not a hotbed of "D". Bixler's court actually blossomed a little later, I don't remember playing there much. However Cartmell's court plus "Clark Stadium" for fatbat wiffle ball represented the first and best multi-stadium athletic facility in the greater Richland area. While the court action really didn't get too rough (even as a little kid, Dick Cartmell (73) called more fouls than all the rest of us put together... c'mon Dick, we didn't play that much D!) the real contact started at the fatbat games when we were known to smack little kids over the head (yes the bats were plastic!). The hoops and wiffleball of the North Richland Ghetto really did toughen us up for life!?!?!? -Mike Franco (70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Cliff St. John (57/58), Jim Russell (58), Mike Brady (61), Helen Cross (62), Sandra Genoway (62), John Heffner (66), J. Mack Shively (68), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff St.John (57 and 58) Re: Bomber Sports To: Betty Neal Brinkman (62) Betty, You can access Bomber high school sports information on the Tri-City Herald web page. This page may be a good way to keep abreast of seasonal standings as well as individual game reports. -Cliff St.John, classes of '57 and '58 P.S. Hi to Dick Nelson (59). Long time, no see. ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) Re: Hamburger Gravy recipe Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) sent in a recipe for hamburger gravy that is close to what my wife (Billie the Ballard Beaver) uses. The Kitchen Bouquet is a key to the recipe, but also she uses all of the water drained from a can of green beans. (Does anyone remember if green beans were also served on the day we had hamburger gravy on mashed potatoes?) Billie's recipe is directly from the kitchen staff at Ballard, pared down to serve a family instead of the whole d....d high school. Brown 1 lb. of ground beef with one medium chopped onion. Add 1 tsp. salt and pepper to taste. Add 1/2 cup flour to browned meat and add Kitchen Bouquet. Add 2 cups of boiling water (including green bean water) Stir until desired consistency. Re: Hamburger Stew variation: Brown hamburger, onion, salt, pepper and flour. After hamburger is browned add Kitchen Bouquet. Prepare: 2-3 medium cubed potatoes, 2 stalks of celery, 2 #1 cans of green beans, 2-3 medium carrots Cook vegetables in 2 cups of water (include green bean water) and tsp. salt. Combine vegetables and cooking water with browned hamburger and onion and Kitchen Bouquet. Pouring in a little vegetable water at a time while stirring, add vegetables. Bake covered for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. -Jim Russell (58) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) Re: Ice Cream I work hard to keep the calories off, and I seldom eat ice cream, but reading about licorice ice cream really got my taste buds tingling. So, a couple of evenings ago as I was completing my daily run along the Burke Gillman Trail in Lake Forest/Kenmore, I spotted a Dryer's ice cream store. I went in an asked the young lady if she had licorice ice cream. She didn't have any so I bought two scoops of cookie dough ice cream. Licorice ice cream was a great excuse to indulge! To: Dick Nelson (59) Do you remember playing basketball on the tennis courts next to Sacajawea School by the [old] cemetery? I believe those were 8' baskets. We also roller skated there with the clip on our skates. What great times we had. We also played baseball on the northern side of the cemetery. I remember "Taps" and "gun salutes" taking place in the cemetery. I imagine those were for funerals of veterans from World War I, II and the Korean War. Civil War? No, I don't think I am quite that old! -Mike Brady (61) ~ Kirkland, WA ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Sandra Genoway Spruksts (62) Re: Spalding Teachers Thanks for remembering. I think you are right about Miss Stewart in kindergarten, then I still can't remember who I had for first or fifth grade. I knew Mrs. Foust lived across the street from Spalding, as years later I spoke to her ladies church group. She was still as pretty as ever the last time I saw her, which might have been in l964 when I was working part-time again at Densow's Drug. Do you remember her showing us her wedding pictures or slides and she and her husband were in a little cart? I (being very sheltered and not having ever been to a wedding yet) thought that was about the most foreign thing I had ever seen, at the age of 9. To: Linda Pitchford Reining (64) Re: Spalding Teachers Thank you for adding to this: I think I had Mrs. Swartz for 5th grade too. Now if someone just can remember our first grade teachers. I think after 45 years I will remember who my grade school teachers are (having had help to do this, of course.) I knew who Miss Jones was, but I didn't have her. Fun memories, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ W. Harrison, OH where it is about 20 degrees and snow is expected again this coming week. ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: Mrs. Foust - Fourth grade teacher at Spalding Major boo-boo: Mrs. Foust lives (ed) on Sacramento; not, Sacajawea. Boy, is my memory slipping! Re: Spalding teacher Linda just helped me remember, Mrs. Swartz was my fifth grade teacher at Spalding. -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: John Heffner (66) Re: Fred Milton (66) Maren, Here is an article about Fred Milton - I think, from the Oregonian. I'm not sure how or if you can reprint it in the Sandstorm or just show a link to it. There is a copyright. -John Heffner (66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [John attached a Microsoft WORD document to his entry. I suspect it may be the same article you can find from the link that J. Mack Shively (68) gives us. Read on. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: J. Mack Shively (68) Re: Fred Milton (66) The Friday, February 16, 2001 Oregonian had an interesting article on Fred Milton ('66 I believe) that you can read on the Oregonlive web page at Click for article Raises in my mind some curiosity about what it might have been like growing up Black in the Atomic City... I'd bet it wasn't easy. But then again there are some of our Black classmates that have come back to stay so maybe it wasn't that bad either. I'd be interested in knowing how they felt about it then and how they feel about it now. -J. Mack Shively (68) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Franco (70) I think I had to travel a whole ten blocks or so to reach the Cartmell-Bixler arenas, but it was always fun. I did not experience the music timed games although I remained a long time devoted KALE fan. When I went to college I actually heard FM radio. I know for sure that Cartmell is a great ref but it was developed over many years of b****ing in the back yard hoopfests. I did get to play some tackle and flag football at "Clark Stadium". Congrats to Jim Qualheim. Being an average shotputter and discus thrower in the era of coach Max Jensen, I knew of Jim and his high school and college talents (Decathlon). If I worked about a hundred and ten times harder working out as he did I could have been average. Instead I went to Spokane Community College and drank a lot of beer at the stateline Idaho, (you know 12 ounce curls), but still had fun. Coach, teacher, advisor, Mr. Qualheim, you deserve it. -Greg Alley (73) ~ In the Atomic city seeing actual sunlight. ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Coach Piippo Dick Nelson (59) mentioned adding Coach Piippo to the Wall of Fame. Excellent idea! If anyone is more responsible for the early success of the Bombers, 50s, 60s, 70s, I haven't met him. Be heard people! Get the coach on the wall! Re: Basements Also, just bought a "B" house. I went to dig out the basement and found nothing but hamburg gravy and mash potatoes! Dang! (...and a few twinkies). -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: David Douglas (62), Shirley Sherwood (62), Joanna Faulkner (63), June Smith (63), Teresa DeVine (64), David Rivers (65), Greg Alley (73), Kathy Hodgson (76), Julie Strassburger (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) John Heffner's (66) mention of the black experience in Richland reminded me of a family vacation. My parents were from Arkansas, and we went back to visit in 1957, right during the time that the courts had ordered Central High School in Little Rock integrated. Governor Faubus had called out the National Guard to prevent integration, which President Eisenhower nationalized and kept in place to protect the blacks trying to attend the school. Having gone to school in Richland for years with blacks, I thoroughly supported the President. We were having lunch with relatives in a restaurant and a rather heated argument developed over the subject. I ended up storming out and sat in the car. I told my parents I was never going back with them again (and never did). I also determined to do what I could for racial harmony. It seemed to me that racial prejudice would only end when everybody was the same color. So I decided I would do my part by marrying someone of another race. At the time I assumed she would be black - that was the only other race I knew of then -but as it turned out she is Japanese. We do have two 'hapa-haole' (Hawaiian for half- Caucasian) children, but - sigh - they both look Japanese... (Okay, that may have been a bit naive...) I think there was only one black student at Carmichael then, a girl. I didn't know her, but I decided that I would never let her pass without giving her a smile. At the end of eighth grade, when we were signing each other's yearbooks, she came over and asked me to sign hers. I had to look for her name - Sandy - to sign it. I don't remember what I said, but I will never forget what she wrote in mine: "Thank you for your smile." I also remember when a black was elected Col-Hi's Homecoming King. I'm sure it wasn't always easy, but I think we had a fairly open-minded and open-hearted culture, at least in our generation. -David Douglas (62) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Re: Spalding Teachers Kindergarten: J. Duphorne (I think; I can't read her writing very well), 1st Grade: Helen Manderscheid, 2nd: Mary Jane Bowe, 3rd: Helen Hood. Those were the teachers I had at Spalding. From 4th grade on, I had transferred to Jason Lee. -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) Re: Peanut Butter cookies I saw a request for a good Peanut Butter cookie recipe. My mother was a cafeteria cook and I think she did a lot of the baked goods there. I wouldn't be surprised if she did the big dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls we all remember. I have her recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies and hope you all enjoy: Cream - 1 cup Crisco, 1/2 t. salt, 1 cup peanut butter Add - gradually 1 cup brown sugar (packed), 1 cup gran. sugar Add - 2 eggs, 1 T. milk Sift (I never do) and add - 2 c. flour, 1 t. soda Put on greased cookie sheet in walnut sized chunks; press down with fork tines. (can make them larger if you wish) Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 min. Can bake them to a light golden brown or leave in oven a little longer for a darker crisper cookie. I think you will find these cookies equal to the cafeteria cookies. Let me know! Bomber Cheers from the currently rainy Bay Area of California! -Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) ******************************************** >>From: June Smith Colletti (63) Thank you all... I'm not as crazy as I thought. I have told everyone that I didn't think we paid for electricity (bills and money were not discussed in front of the children). I thought it was because I was nieve and lead a sheltered life. Thanks for restoring my thoughts!!!!! -June Smith Colletti (63) ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) Lamont Worden (65) stopped in our pharmacy with his father on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17. We started discussing Little League coaches (American LL) and none of us (50ish) people could remember the longtime coach of Dawson-Richards. As soon as I got home, I called my dad (82) and he immediately said, "Mills Meuser." So, Lamont, there it is! Will our memories come back when we hit 70 or 80?? -Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: The Milton Connection I enjoyed reading the article on Fred Milton (66) and thank John and J. Mack for sending it in. After my graduation in '65, Fred and I set out to find us some real jobs. Fred was entering his Sr. year and I was out in the big bad world. (the day of graduation, while everyone else was driving around cheering and raising heck, Rick Warford (65) and I sat on the curb in front of Mac hall with our heads down, just repeating over and over again: "we blew it". The fun and games were over... Anyway, Fred and I spent days and days looking for work, we couldn't find a thing... Eventually I said something to Fred about how discouraging it was and how it seemed every place we went they had just stopped hiring. Fred looked me in the face and just couldn't believe I didn't know... He said: "David, you'll never find a job as long as I'm with you". I was in shock. It had never occurred to me that as soon as they saw Fred come in the door... the jobs just vanished... What a revelation. A similar situation had met my dad many years earlier. As one of the few Indian (read Native American PC) workers at Hanford, he was not allowed to drink beer at the community hall... "no booze fer injuns". -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) Can you get hamburg gravy at Denny's or is that a German version of a school lunch? -Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hodgson Lucas (76) Re: Spalding Teachers Ahh, those were the days I had Mrs. Miller for kindergarten, Mrs. Badgett was the other. I cried the entire first day because I didn't know the way home and was afraid the neighbor boy I had walked to school with would leave without me. I lived only 2 blocks away, but it seemed like miles, and which direction? Mrs. Hahn, 1st grade, taught me how to read, the first word was "look" . Soon she was taking me to the book room to pick out whatever I wanted, as many as I wanted. What a world she opened up. I thought so much of her that I was devastated when she caught me locking a girlfriend in the coat closets at recess, and she said I ought to be ashamed. Miss Pugh was 2nd, Mrs. Bolkan was 3rd, Miss Hartell was 4th, Mrs. Ericson was 5th and Mrs. Fox (previously 2nd grade) was 6th. Mrs. Fox, wherever you are, I deeply apologize for being such a mouth in your class! It was so unlike me! Mrs. Bailey was the librarian. Mr. Olson was the PE teacher. He scared the tar out of me, even when his daughter was my best friend. The art teacher must not have made much of an impression, I forget his name. Music was Mr. Brower, who would break his baton on his music stand in frustration with our lack of talent (or was it cooperation?). I never had the lovely Mrs. Foust, but she became Mrs. Burroughs and lived (lives?) across the street from the front door of Spalding (now Liberty Christian). Great memories.... -Kathy Hodgson Lucas (76) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) Hi! I'm Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) ... anyone out there know me? Saw this website and couldn't resist trying to make contact with my childhood! E-mail back if you remember me! -Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Charlie Miller ~ Class of 1972 ~ 1/18/54 - 2/4/01 ~ http://funeralnotices.tripod.com/ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and a Hoops Report today: Marilyn Richey (53), Vonnie Reed (60), Helen Cross (62) Jean Armstrong (64), Susan Baker (64), Jim Anderson (72WB) Anita Fravala (73), Kellie Walsh (77), Mike Mattingly (77) Kim Edgar (79), Deb Upington (82), James Becker (83) ******************************************** ******************************************** Hoops Line Score (from radio) 1 2 3 4 Bombers 17 23 43 58 Davis 21 32 52 73 Tierney 1, Buck 16, Fannin 13, Neill 10, Robbert 6, Stowe 8, Kafentzis 4, Jones 0, Gosney 0, Manning 0, Hilgert 0 End of season. Wait until next year! ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: David Douglas (62) Re: First Black Students at RHS When I was sophomore we had home rooms where it was done by your last name initials. There were 3 black students who came to RHS and were from Pasco before they moved to Richland. I was in my home room with a girl who had moved to Richland and was scared to death to be in that school with just whites. I know that I made an effort to converse with her but she was very shy around all the students. She moved back to Pasco after begging her parents to return. I know I ran into her my senior year at a game in Pasco and she spoke to me. There was another girl and a boy also in the school. I know it was hard to find a place in the school with so many kids from all parts of the country going to RHS. I also know that there were groups of kids from Old Hickory, TN and Oakridge, TN going to school at RHS at that time who didn't give the black kids the time of day. That improved in the 50s when Norris and CW Brown were going to Chief Joseph... they were stars of the basketball team and then they came to RHS and excelled on the basketball team. Then the Wallaces [Mo-62 and Thea-63] who were cousins of the Browns came to Richland and they were the stars of the team. Then came the Mitchell family with Duke the star of the football team... later he went to the U.S. Air Force Academy... all the Mitchell boys excelled in sports at RHS. It was an adjustment to both white and blacks to co- exist in those days. But Richland students did adjust and I don't think there were any serious problems at RHS in that transition. No matter what the color of your skin - once a Bomber always a Bomber. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Vonnie Reed Hoff (60) Re: Babysitting I remember babysitting for 35 cents a hour back in the 50's. Usually the parents would be out for 3 hours and I'd make $1.05 a night. I thought I was rich... enough money to live on in those days for spending money. I even took a summer job babysitting Monday through Friday for two little kids at that exciting rate! I was no more than 12 or 13 myself. -Vonnie Reed Hoff (60) ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Shirley Sherwood (62) and others who have written in about their Spalding teachers Thank you, as I recall we had more than one teacher for every grade. I am amazed I have forgotten many of their names, like the music teacher. Mr. Lamb was my first principal there, and I will never forget when I got sent to the principal's office for refusing to go outdoors for recess in First Grade. He just let me sit there for awhile and (as I remember Kathy, your dad was very wise) he finally asked me why I was there and what I would do now. I said I wanted to go back to my classroom and get on my snowsuit and go out for recess. He said that would be fine and that's what I did. Forgive me, I think I have already told this story on our email paper, so I'll try not to tell it again. It was my first brush with authority, and I wish I could say my last, but I can't, that's for another telling, about Mr. Larson and me in my Junior year when he asked me to leave his class for being a loud mouth. I told him I couldn't go home and tell my parents I had gotten kicked out of class, as they would kill me. And I told him I'd do anything he wanted, but I couldn't get kicked out of his class. Boy, was I lucky he was a very nice man, as I had no idea what I was saying. My parents would have really been upset with me, if they knew I said that. Anyway, thanks to all of you who wrote in, now hopefully, Ed Wood, Tim Smyth, and I can figure out who our Spalding teachers were. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ W. Harrison, IN where it is above 50 degrees again, but they expect a little snow tomorrow. ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Finally getting caught up.. The key word here in GETTING.. Hopefully by the end of the week my mailbox will be empty.. To touch base on a few things: I remember coming home for lunch while I was attending Lewis and Clark.. I don't ever remember eating hot lunch at Carmichael or Col High.. Mom packed our lunch or we packed our own.. Then when I was old enough to drive or had friends that did, we would go to Zip's or Arctic Circle to eat.. Re: Basements We lived in an "H" house and I remember Dad telling us that we were going to dig the basement out and make a family room down there.. Every time one of us kids went down there, we had to take a bucket or pail and bring up a load of dirt.. I actually thought that was how we were going to get all that dirt out of there.. But Dad got Smokey Bolin and his conveyer belt to dig it out and had a truck to haul the dirt away.. Re: Current I am visiting hubby in Hot Springs, AR.. Any Bombers here?? He was looking for a new job.. I was hoping we would move closer to "home".. But, instead we went the other way.. He is enjoying what he does and he will be here in Arkansas for 3 months.. Then he will return to Arizona, just not sure where in Arizona.. He is flying Dromaders over forest fires and dumping water on them trying to put them out.. It's amazing that the forest fires have already begun.. It has rained off and on.. If it continues to rain for the weekend, we will drive to Memphis to get airplane parts and then drive back along the Mississippi.. I guess I can't complain.. He works and I get to vacation.. Next on my list is a natural mineral bath in the Buckstaff Bath House.. The Thermal Mineral Bath consists of a Tub Bath, Hot Packs, Sitz Bath, Vapor Cabinet, and Needle Shower.. Then it is followed by a 20 minutes full-body Swedish Massage... They are known here for natural hot springs, so you really can't come here without trying one.. Planning a trip up to Richland in June for the Cool Desert Nights if all goes well... I have a friend that has never been to Washington and I am going to try and bring her along with me.. I told her that if she was to visit Richland, she would never want to leave.. Just wanted to tell everyone "Hi" and let you know that even though it has been awhile since I have written in, that you all have been in my thoughts every day.. Re: Shrinkie Dinks Remember Shrinkie Dinks?? They were made of plastic and you would color, cut out, and put in the oven and they would shrink.. Those were fun.. To watch them shrink anyway.. Still not sure what they were good for.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Goodyear, AZ (Valley of the Sun) 72 degrees Temporarily in Hot Springs, AR (cold, raining, 46 degrees and humidity 93%) ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover (64) Have you ever sat in a required Diverse Cultures training class at work and wondered why you were there? Or, been told that you have to be prejudice against some cultural group because it is only natural? Then you try to explain where you come from and the community that you grew up in and no one can relate to what you are talking about. I guess that those of us from this community were very lucky. We have the ability to meet, learn and accept the different cultures with an open mind and an open heart. Maybe we are a little more sympathetic to the injustices we see and hear and are in the process of teaching our children and grandchildren how to get along in this world that grows smaller by the day. -Susan Baker Hoover (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson (72WB) Re: Fred Milton (66) J. Mack Shively (68) raises an interesting question about what it must have been like to have been raised black in Richland. I had one personal experience, which taught me a lot about what it must have been like. It was 1968, and it has always stuck with me with the most stark clarity imaginable. I was in 9th grade, my brother, Randy, was a junior, and we were driving around town in the middle of a lazy weekend day. We saw one of our friends and one of Randy's RHS classmates, a black who I won't name, and he joined us for our time-killing cruise. Soon we encountered another of Randy's peers, a white classmate, and we pulled over to ask if he'd like to join our missionless outing. In he bounded, and the four of us were chatting away, rolling by the bowling alley on this sunny afternoon. Walking along the sidewalk were three black teenage girls, and the white classmate in our car rolled his window down with great excitement, hooted loudly at the girls, and before we could blink an eye, he shouted a racial epithet at the girls. The silence in our car was deafening, and none of us said anything for a few seconds, until our unnamed white passenger said to our black one (whom he knew well), "I'm sorry." We pulled over, the white guy got out, we took our black friend home, and Randy apologized again, to which our black passenger graciously replied, "Hey, you didn't do it, it's ok, really." While being raised black in Richland was probably a varied experience, events like this did occur. My hat's off to families like the Halls and the Mitchells, who handled what must have been an at least occasionally challenging and isolating experience with great dignity and poise. -Jim Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin (73) Re: School Lunches To: Marilyn Richey (53) Not only do I remember the EXCELLENT hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes WITH those huge rolls, but what about the chili and cinnamon rolls, and the pizza? At Carmichael Junior High $2.00 would buy a weeks worth of lunch tickets - I think that included milk too! -Anita Fravala Griffin (73) ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) Since recipes for the cafeteria chili, hamburg gravy over mashed potatoes and other classics have been requested, I was wondering if anyone out there has the recipe for the cherry cobbler the schools used to make. Seems like it had a oatmeal crunch topping. I've looked for something similar on my own but I have found nothing close. Anybody have the answer .... anyone, Bueller? -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) ~ Simi Valley, CA (Believe it or not it actually snowed in Southern CA a week and a half ago. Loved it.) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Mattingly (77) Re: Julie Strassburger Hmmm... I don't know if I remember Julie Strassburger... let me think... Duh!! How are you? -Mike Mattingly (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Black Experience To: David Douglas (62) & John Heffner (66) I remember when I was very young (in the 60s) seeing a sign on the Old Green Bridge (I believe from Pasco to Kennewick). Correct me if I'm wrong, it may have been somewhere else, we lived in Texas & Alabama when I was younger, my dad was in the military. Anyway, I remember it saying something to the effect of "Blacks Not Allowed Across The Bridge After Dark". (I'm not sure of the exact wordage). Does anyone remember this? -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Deb Upington Fritts (82) Re: Children's entertainers Ok, I'm turning to the Bombers still living here for help - my 5-year-old's birthday is Wednesday the 28th (yes, of Feb!) and I can't find a clown to save my life... I'm looking for any entertainers -clowns, face painters, magicians, who would be available on this short notice for a party on the Saturday after (March 3rd)... any ideas for entertainers or parties, for that matter? Please reply to _________ or ________ Thanks a ton, -Deb Upington Fritts (82) ******************************************** >>From: James Becker (83) Re: Mr. Frazier To: Kathy Hodgson Lucas (76) Mr. Frazier was the Art Teacher all from as early as I can remember, and I pretty sure he was there when you were. He is an amazing man, and was one of my first influences to become an artist/Illustrator. He recently retired from teaching children, but does some workshops (one of which I sadly missed in Seattle). He was was very soft spoken, so I can understand why he wouldn't stick out in a lot of people's memories. Re: Spalding Childhood memories seem to get overshadowed by the dominate emotions... like fear... oh yes, I remember Mr. Olsen well. He later became my High School JV football coach. I can truly say he was a gruff/nice guy who cared about the kids he taught. Seeing how I was a whopping 120 pounds, I wasn't a big star athlete (no pun intended), but he always remembered who I was, and found some playing time for me even though we didn't "blow-out" any teams. I had Mrs. Leonard in 4th, I had Mr. Stallings in 5th (great teacher), and one of the most under appreciated teachers while I was there, Mr. Anderson in 6th grade. Mr. Dunwoody was the teacher everyone wanted for their last year at Spalding, but Mr. A was just a different style. He shared "Where the Red Fern Grows", and "Charlotte's Web" with us during reading time. Which really got my imagination spinning. I couldn't remember who I had in the early years until reading the Sandstorm, and you shook Mrs. Badgett's name from the cobwebs in the back of my head. Does anyone remember bigger tricycles for the Kindergarten playground that had a sprocket/chain, or was that some early hallucination? -James Becker (83) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers and one John Ball alumni today: Ralph Myrick (51), Muriel Anderson (53), Lequita Branum (55), Janet Wilgus (59), Rose Boswell (61), Gayle Dunn (62), Helen Cross (62), Kathy Rathvon (63), Carol Converse (64), Gary Brehm (64WB), David Rivers (65), Jake Tate (66WB), Rebecca Hanson (66), Tedd Cadd (66), Andy Ward (68), Betti Avant (69), Larry Stone (71), Peggy Hartnett (72), Vicki Owens (72), Vivian Good (74), Tedi Parks (76), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) I am looking for plans to a three bedroom prefab. I believe they used eight foot sheets of plywood for the siding, but I am not sure. I am talking about the 40s prefab, the original one. I want to build my sister, Norma (54), a bird feeder like the prefab where we lived. I already received the site showing the 3 bedroom prefab and all the letter houses. But, I would like to have a little more information. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Muriel Anderson (53) I enjoy the references to Spalding school. I launched my entrepreneurial career selling cokes to the construction workers on Spalding School. I lived nearby on Totten St. I amassed my opening capital by turning the "empties" I found on the site for two cents each. I then bought cokes for a nickel, chilled them overnight and sold them on the site for a dime. When they were tarring the roof in the hot sun I would put cold cokes in a bucket. The workers would hoist the bucket up on the roof, drop their dimes in the bucket and send it down for more. I would always count the dimes before I sent up another bucketful. After I got up to speed I was earning $50 a week. Pretty big stuff when you contrast it with the $35 a week my mother was making as a GS5 for the Government. The season was over when school started and I went back to the eighth grade at Carmichael. I had gotten my first glimpse of the rewards of a business career! -Muriel Anderson (53) ******************************************** >>From: Lequita "Lea" Branum Clark (55) Re: Black Experience To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) My family lived in all three towns in the Tri-Cities. We had to build a home in the 40s in Pasco. We were put on a waiting list in Richland. It took a year to get a house. That was during the boom days. (Good old days.) Yes, I do remember the black experiences in the late 40s and early 50s. Blacks could come over the bridge into Kennewick during the day, but come sundown you had to be out of Kennewick. I can't remember what year that was changed. I do remember as a child though, not wanting to believe this was a law for one of our towns in the Tri-Cities. Maybe someone else has more insight on this. -Lequita "Lea" Branum Clark (55) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To: Vonnie Reed Hoff (60) Vonnie: I too did some babysitting. Our dear neighbors, the Warners, had 2 darling children, Cynthia and Carl, and as they were just across the street on Cottonwood, my parents would let me sit there, at a VERY young age (12 or 13) as Mom was backup and near by. The going rate was, as you say, .35 per hour but they were so generous, they always stuffed a bunch of bills in my hand, sent me back across the street in the middle of the night and I'd stuff all my cash into a Johnny Peanut can and like you, thought how rich this was!!! Another trip to Uptown to shop for clothes by MYSELF!!! All I need do is look at the jr. high photos to remember those wonderful stylin' garments and accessories!!! Thank goodness after babysitting for three weeks straight for a family in Bauer Day? One summer, I found a slightly better job... my employers must have been desperate, the dance studio hired me to play piano for the littler tap and ballet students!!! It might have even been where Rosie Stroup taught, her darling mom, Lois, probably clued me into the opportunity, and as I recall it was on the street at the bottom of Lee Blvd., which might have been Goethals. Anyway, added that to my rsum before moving on to the Chamber of Commerce in the Desert Inn (thought I was in heaven, for sure!!!) Now it was .75/hr. and a soda fountain, new people, BIG hotel, and every time I was sent to the bank, I'd get to yak it up with my dear friend, Kit who was likely earning about the same wage, as a student/assistant there. Mrs. Burns helped us get these jobs through the Col-High steno class... we were happy not to have study hall!!! We actually went to work as Seniors... Kit would drive us in the cutest little old green car... she'd only have to shift it once (this seems so odd) and then it was automatic!!! Anyway, now that I look back on the Chamber experience, I know how lucky I was to work with the Rotary and Kiwanis members of OUR TOWN and then later to get to know Pat Rightmire... such an ideal mentor (though my antics must have exasperated her many a time!!!) Didn't mean to rattle on so long, dear classmates, but sometimes stream of consciousness takes over in the reminiscences compartment of the gray matter! Bye ---Atomette (aka Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ~ also San Jose, CA) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) To: Kim Edgar (79) I remember that sign on the old bridge and I also remember asking my Mom why they had to be back in Pasco. I really didn't like it. I remember the Savard family too. Louella was in grade school with me I think, and definitely in High School. Sandy was in my art class. What a time we lived through. Thank God my Mother was a kind person and never prejudiced... hopefully I can be as good a person in that respect. Watching the riots on TV in the 50s and 60s should have been enough for anyone to watch. Thank You, Dr. King. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Gayle Dunn Sutton (62) Okay, okay, I have been reading along as a silent observer for many months now, yearning to contribute but not have the nerve to jump in again. Remarking about obscure things we might remember - Hamburger gravy over potatoes - yum! Ate in the cafeteria those days without fail.. Being a bus kid I remember the treats that our bus driver, Mr. Olson, used to hand out at Easter and Christmas. He ruled as a tyrant - - even the Nelsons and Rasmussens paid attention to his directives - except for those two holidays. And on the last day of school, he always had boxes of fudgecicles and ice cream bars for us. Ahhh, the perks of being a pesky bus kid. Also, are there any other bus kids out there who remember the wild asparagus that used to grow along the "ditch" side of Harrington Road and like environs? and the watercress? -Gayle Dunn Sutton (62) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) Re: Hamburger Gravy Since your mother was a cafeteria cook, I am appealing for a recipe for the wonderful hamburger gravy. I work in a preschool/daycare and we de serve hot lunches to the kids. I was telling the cook about all the interest our memories of our wonderful hot lunches inspired, and she said to me: Get the recipe and I'll try it. Well, I never have copied any of the recipes I've read, and I delete the email after I've read it, so I must add for another copy so I can copy it and give it to the cook. Bomber Cheers, -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Helen -- ALL the recipes that have appeared in the Alumni Sandstorm are posted on the Sandstorm website. Scroll past the archives and you'll see them all. AlumniSandstorm.com -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathvon (63) My brother, Hal (67) is currently working for Boeing and has just been transferred to Bourges, France. At one of his staff meetings he is going to play a game called, "Everyone Knows Someone From Richland, Don't They?" If anyone has pictures of the following people and can email them to him, he would be most appreciative: Jim Albaugh (68), George Maffeo (72), Mike Franco (70), Gary Crowe (65), Sonny Davis (62), Kenny Davis (67), Terry Davis (65), aka Terrance Knox, Kippy Brinkman (62), Sharon Tate (61WB-RIP), Bill Hedges (68), Gene Conley (48), Larry Coryell (61), John Meyers (58 RIP), Bob Shogren (59) and Kennewick Man. His email address is ____________. Thanks, I know he will be eternally grateful. -Kathy Rathvon (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) You are absolutely right about the sign on the bridge stating that "no blacks allowed after midnight". I wish I could remember when blacks were allowed to live in Kennewick. I don't think it was until the mid to late 70s? -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ In between storms in Eureka, CA com******************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (KHS - 64) ~ (John Ball Alumni) Re: Hamburger Gravy Thanks to all who have written to the Sandstorm over the past couple weeks with their recipes and ideas for hamburger gravy. After reading all the entries and doing a couple searches on the net, I decided to give it a try for dinner tonight. I have to admit, I used a combination of several recipes to come up with one I felt would be the closest to what we remembered from school. It was delicious! My wife, Marsha Goslin (65) and I were taken back about 40 years in time and it was as good or better than we both remembered. I've tried several times in the past to recreate it, with minimal success, but what we made tonight was excellent! The only difference between tonight's dinner and the lunches from our school days, was the fresh steamed broccoli we had with it! I won't bother to go into details, but if anyone is interested, I would be happy to share the recipe I ended up using. Thanks again to everyone who contributed. -Gary Brehm (KHS - 64) ~ Kennewick, WA ********************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Right place at the right time Now we all remember that being a little kid wasn't all that great and that for the most part, we'd have preferred to have been left on our own and have our parents pay us the 35 cents on our word we'd be good than pay the baby sitter that whopping fee per hour to "watch" us... BUT... in my case, it was different. You see, I was one of those lucky kids who got watched by Vonnie Reed (60). It seems a bit strange now that someone from the class of '60 would have been watching me, since a great number of my buds today are from that class here in Vegas (remember what a difference a year or two made back then?... especially if the older brother or sister was the magic age!!!), but what a treat to have Vonnie and Sharon as baby sitters! Lucky me! In fact, I think Johnny and Jerry were the only Reed kids from next door who didn't watch me... Even Billy Lipke baby sat me....... So for me... I gotta say, my adventures in being baby sat were not that bad! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Jake Tate (66WB) Re: First Black Students at RHS To: David Douglas (62) and Marilyn Richey (53) While I only spent one year at RHS before my family moved away, I do remember some really special black friends from my Carmichael days. The Milton brothers, Fred (66) and Bob, were two young men that I remember warmly. Fred was so very popular and athletic and Bob was quite an athlete in his own right! I remember trying to stay up with Bob in the 440 in track... man was he fast! Fred was voted "Most Athletic" for our Carmichael class of 1963 along with Roberta Grout for the girls! We also had another black classmate that I remember fondly, Jim Ard (66). Jim, I remember being told, went on to play professional basketball. All three of these fellows were so very friendly and simply a lot of fun to be around. It saddens me to read about incidences of racial discrimination happening in my old home town. I guess I had my head in the sand like an ostrich, but I really don't remember any of that. Of course, the older I get the more it seems that I remember only the good things about life! David, you may remember my brother Terry (62). He and some of his friends formed a band they called The Chessmen. They did the intro for the local TV series, Teen Time, hosted by Jim Nolan (of "Uncle Jimmy" fame). One of the band members was Maurice Wallace (62). I was pretty young at the time but I remember how cool I thought Mo was and how "grown up" I felt to be around him and the other band members. The band also had another black member, Dallas Barnes from Pasco who played with them sometimes. Milt Szulinski (63 RIP) was another band member but I can't remember the rest. Many times, the band would set up and practice in the living room of our ranch house. I'm sure the neighbors loved that; the band could get pretty loud. I remember one time the band was involved in a "battle of the bands" in the old C&H grocery building in Uptown Richland. My dad used to manage that store before he went to work for Mayfair. The building was empty at the time and on this particular night, I had a chance to see the Cascades - the ones who recorded "Rhythm of the Rain." Wow! Was that ever cool! They had a light show, and smoke and matching Fender guitars! Afterwards, some of us "bopped" on over and got 12 hamburgers for a $1 from my friend, Joe Rowe (66), at Arctic Circle! Were we living high, or what? Anyhow, my point of all this is that my experiences with my black classmates and friends are among the things that made my Richland days so rich and memorable. It's a childhood that I wouldn't trade for all the world. Thanks Fred, Bob, Jim, Mo, et. al.! And thank all of you for the memories! -Jake Tate (66WB) ******************************************** >>From: Rebecca Hanson Lange (66) Hello from Kenai, Alaska, home of Rebecca Hanson Lange, Class of 1966. Remember when: A bunch of us used to get together on a weekend and go out to Flattop just to run up and down the hill? It was just sagebrush and sand then. Heard it was all vineyards now... is that true??? Last time I was in Richland, I couldn't find the right freeway to get to Kennewick. Don't know if I could find my way to Richland from the Pasco airport today... and I'm not even blond. I remember a night in 1965, around midnight when Nanette and I "borrowed" my Mom's '55 Caddy. We were going to check out the horsepower. We were hitting 105 when I passed under the old bypass into Kennewick. Did I fail to mention it took us an hour to get it pushed out of the driveway? Couldn't start it up and back out 'cause that would have awakened the neighborhood. The Black Beast had glass packed mufflers and sounded like a Sherman tank on the roll when it was running. Weighed a couple thousand pounds and two 100 pound lightweights weren't much of a match for the "hump" over the sidewalk. Darn car kept sliding back forward. Found out years later that my Mom, Laurel, was watching from her bedroom window, laughing her self silly. Mom also remembers the first motorcycle ride she took with then boyfriend Chuck Lange. (also from class of 66). He got her on the back of his Honda 80 and took off like a rocket. She was hanging on for dear life with her legs flapping in the wind. Came back and said she would never get on one of the *&%$!%!! things again. For the bulletin board notices: Would like to get in touch with Jackie and Judie Cole (63), The twins were good friends of my older sister Ann Hanson Haugen. She always thought lots of them and I remember them fondly. Their brother John was in my class as well. All for now. -Rebecca Hanson Lange (66) ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: Growing up black in Richland I lived at 903 Adams across the street from CJ Mitchell and his family until I was about 14. CJ tells me one of the memorable things about my family was that, the day the Mitchells moved in, my mother took them cookies. I used to play with his kids and never really thought about any racial differences until after I left Richland. I moved up to Winslow in junior high and gradually lost touch with the kids. I've wondered since what their experiences were, particularly after running into deep prejudice in a couple of individuals I met in the USAF. I met one of the "kids" again, Cameron, recently when CJ introduced me to him as the owner of SAMURAI SAM in Richland. Any of the Mitchell clan reading this thread? When I first joined Battelle, I found that CJ was working there as well. I discovered how long it had been since I'd seen him when I visited his office one day to say hello. He jumped up, reached over to shake my hand and said, "Teddy!" I think it had been close to 25 years since anybody had called me by that name. :-) -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Andy Ward Stewart (68) Well, here's another one for Spalding teachers. Mrs. Fox, Kindergarten; Mrs. Pippen, first, but she got pregnant and Mrs. Wall finished. Mrs. Fern Atwater, 2nd; Miss Drake, 3rd; Miss Jones, 4th; Norma Gustafson, 5th and Clair Carlson 6th. The art teacher was Geraldine Koss and Ken Olson was P.E. I too, can't remember the music teacher. Mr. Lamb was the principal. I do remember one funny thing about second grade. Mrs. Atwater would send us out for recess in the rain. She then would check our feet when we came back in. If they were wet, we got a whack on the behind (that didn't hurt even a little) for getting them wet. Rather ironic don't you think? She used to use one of those paddles that we used to play with that had the ball attached to it with a rubber band. We would bounce the ball off the paddle. Funny what a person remembers. I do have fond memories of Spalding and really missed seeing the school when I came home for the reunion. -Andy Ward Stewart (68) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Blacks in college I had some black friends in high school. However, my first quarter in college was at Wenatchee Valley College. The only blacks they had at that time were brought in from places like Louisiana and D.C. for their football team. I was taking a sociology class and they had some of them come in one day. Some students were blind folded and led around campus and they did not know if it were a black or white student leading them. Also, one girl from Wenatchee was blind folded and she had to feel a student's hair and decide if the person was black or white. The instructor picked the black with the biggest afro and she guessed right. She had never been around blacks and had a built in prejudice because her parents were originally from the south and had a built-in disliking for them. She decided right then and there they were human, too. This was in the fall of 1969. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS, where we are getting some freezing rain this AM ******************************************** >>From: Larry Stone (71) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Green Bridge sign I don't remember the sign, but my dad often tells about the time when blacks weren't allowed in Kennewick after dark. I also remember the uproar when a black couple wanted to buy a house on our block. I overheard my dad say many times that it was wrong and also that this guy probably made more money (he was an engineer or manager out at Hanford) than everyone else in the neighborhood. They didn't become the first blacks to live in Kennewick, but it wasn't long after, that blacks did move into Kennewick. -Larry Stone (71) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett (72) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Race Issues in the Tri-Cities Kim, Once you mentioned that sign, something popped in my memory too, but I couldn't say for sure. What I do know is that both Pasco and Kennewick had "sundown" laws on the city books for many years. The last time I know of that they were invoked was during the summer of 1970 "rioting" that started in Volunteer Park in Pasco. I was working at MiddlEarth at the time and we were asked to help mediate/cool off the situation in some capacity. Both cities as I recall used the old laws to justify the curfews that were imposed. I don't recall Richland really getting caught up in the events, but I will always remember those nights. I had never really seen citizens and police in conflict except on TV, never smelled tear gas, never seen a molotov cocktail, but there it all was. -Peggy Hartnett (72) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) I remember Shrinkie Dinks! In fact I was thinking of them just before Christmas when my tree was looking a bit naked and I wanted some original (and quick) decorations. I ended up folding some old Christmas cards into little boxes, instead. I never had the "real thing", but someone put me onto "liver lids" back in the early 70s. Those were the plastic lids, usually with a red rim, that butchers used to cap the plastic tubs in which they put liver before displaying it in their refrigerated cases. Like the Shrinkie Dinks, if you used permanent markers, then put them in your oven on a low heat for a few minutes, they shrunk and made hard plastic disks about two inches across. I made lots of Christmas tree decorations with them back in the "olden days", and even hung sets of them from sticks to make mobiles. The one lesson I remember is that if you wanted a hole in your finished project you had to make it before shrinking. After shrinking the plastic was too hard and you were likely to shatter it before you punched it. I wonder whether butchers use them any more? Here the butchers just recently got refrigerated cases. That's an enormous improvement. It replaces asking the butcher to hack off a chunk of a hanging, fly-riddled hunk of dubious looking meat! To: Susan Baker Hoover (64), Jim Anderson (72WB), and others Interesting to hear your experiences with race. Truly we grew up in a different kind of place. I don't think I remember noting the skin color of any of my classmates until the "Black Power" movement came in and '"fros" become a popular hairstyle. I thought they were so cool, but soon realized there was no way my stick straight hair would ever look like that. Come to think of it, it's an attitude that goes beyond skin color. Now that I'm a minority due to my white skin, I can still be happily oblivious to prejudice. I was at our neighborhood market with a student one afternoon, and she was agitated by the way I was speaking to the market vendor. The student asked why I was so polite to the vendor, and how I could speak to her in the same way I would speak to a university professor. I remember wordlessly looking at the student, wondering how else you could speak to someone. Are you supposed to have one language for the vendor, and another for professors? I decided I just wasn't that smart. People are people, despite their jobs, status, skin color or the rest. I guess that's an attitude many of us learned growing up in Richland, and I'm deeply thankful. -Vicki Owens (72) ~ Kampala, Uganda, where it's eternally summer! ******************************************** >>From: Vivian Good Rogalsky (74) Re: Spalding Teachers Our family moved to Richland around 1967 and I started 5th grade at Spalding. I cannot remember for the life of me my 5th grade teacher's name (she was near retirement I'm sure) but my 6th grade teacher was Mrs. Bertha Ross. I remember her well as she used to call us in from recess with a large cow bell. The highlight of those years for me was being a "patrol girl" and the most fun was patrolling the doors down in the kindergarten rooms. Many years later (MANY!) I taught pre-school in those same kindergarten rooms. -Vivian Good Rogalsky (74) ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) To: Deb Upington Fritts (82) Regarding your search for a clown for your daughter's birthday. You need to contact Mike Davis (74). He's the biggest clown I know... hold that party at Denny's and your set, girl. -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Re: Babysitting I did tons of babysitting as a teen, and thought I was making good money at $1 per hour, regardless of the number of kids. The last time I had a babysitter for my own kids, the going rate was $1/hr per kid. Still not a bad deal, I guess. A couple of weeks ago, a neighbor's daughter (age 13) brought over a "business card" for babysitting, with the rates of $2.50/hr for the first kid, and $1/hr for each additional kid. ($4.50/hour for my three kids) I know I must be getting old, because that's more than what I made per hour at my first "real" job at Battelle in the Inquiry into Science program. Of course, I also know that I'm getting old when I see the kids I babysat getting married and having kids of their own now!! YIKES! Re: Mr. Frazier He was also the art teacher at Jason Lee. If I remember correctly, he'd split his time between JL and Spalding. I always loved his class, and still have some of the "projects" we made. I wonder what ever happened to the window shades we painted for the library windows.... To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Re: Shrinkie Dinks They still make Shrinkie Dinks!! I found a book of the plastic and pictures, etc. at the craft store last summer. My daughter and my young cousin had a great time making them. And, I can tell you what they are good for, Jean. I have come to believe that they are produced by various vacuum cleaner companies, as when one is sucked up in the vacuum, it does wonders to the internal parts of the machine! So, apparently, they're good for increasing the sales of home appliances! Re: Bond vote Less than 3 weeks left until the Richland school bond vote on March 13, folks. Let's show how strong our Bomber pride is for our schools, and pass this very important bond! RHS will receive some major renovations to the main building, the "foreign language hall" and the shop areas. Also included is major renovations to HHS, replacement of Hanford middle school to West Richland, and a completely new Jason Lee (built on the same campus). Four big projects, all for the price of a large pizza a month (about $14/month) for the $100,000-house home owner. Please VOTE YES on March 13! Visit http://www.richlandschools.com for more info. -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ West Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 John Ball alumni today: Joan Eckert (51), Nancy Riggs (51), Ralph Myrick (51), Marilyn Richey (53), Dick Nelson (59), Denny Johnson (62WB), Richard Trujillo (62), Deedee Willox (64), Gary Brehm (64WB), David Rivers (65), Patti Snider (65), Ginny Burger (68), Terry Morgan (69), Brad Upton (74), Sandy Oberg (77), Jan Belew (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens (51) Re: Mrs. Bjorkland Haven't heard anyone mention one of my very favorite teachers from the 8th grade - Mrs. Bjorkland. She taught us in a quonset hut at Sacajawea School. She had a son, Stan, who was in our class. She was a very kindly, inspiring teacher. -Joan Eckert Sullens (51) ~ Redding, CA ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Riggs Lawrence (51) To: Gary Brehm (64KHS) Gary, I would love the recipe, thanks your wife's former baby sitter... love to you and Marsha {Goslin-65]. -Nancy Riggs Lawrence (51) ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Re: Bill Dunwoody (52) Spalding has been talked about to some extent lately. One teacher who taught at Spalding was Bill Dunwoody. What a great teacher! I have never known a teacher to be a dedicated to helping kids learn. He loved every student that he had and his students loved him. Bill and I attended Col-Hi together. He certainly kept things going. He was a bull dog and would take on anyone. As a matter of fact, he got into the boxing ring with Rish. He still talks about getting the boxing lesson and picking himself up off the canvas a number of times. If I remember correctly, Rish was an Olympic boxer. One thing that I remember about Bill, was he would let anyone squeeze his hand as hard as they could and he never hollered. One time he even put his hand in a vise and he never yelled out. He was always into some kind of trouble. I was surprised when he chose to become a teacher and he certainly turned out to an asset to the Richland School District. I believe that he started at Lewis and Clark and taught sixth grade with Jerry Lane. He then moved to Spalding and later transferred to Tapteal in West Richland. He went to Carmichael with his sixth graders and retired from there. I saw Bill at the Walla Walla vs Richland basketball game a couple of weeks ago. He was sitting in the same spot that he has occupied for 20 years. Talk about a Richland supporter, Bill is one of the greatest. He still has his ailments and now a cracked knee but, nothing seems to keep him down. I talked with him for a while and he still misses the kids and wished he could still be teaching. I taught with Bill at Tapteal and enjoyed every minute of it. What a great guy! -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) I knew this black lady who with her husband lived in Richland in the late 50s. I was talking to her and she had a college degree from Howard University without any luck of finding a job in Richland at that time. She had been helping out some of her friends doing janitorial work in Kennewick in office buildings when one night she came out of a office in Kennewick and was stopped by a policeman and told that she was not allowed to be on the streets after dark. That really shocked her for she had been raised in the north and didn't think that was the case out in the west. She checked with the city of Kennewick and found this ordinance was on the books in Kennewick as a law. So things like this didn't just happen as well there weren't any students in Kennewick that were black. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson (59) To Cliff St. John (57/58) Good to hear from you and it certainly has been a long time, another reason why "the Sandstorm" is such a great site. Go Bombers! To: Mike Brady (61) Yes, I remember many games on the tennis courts by Sacajawea, a lot of good stuff took place on those courts. Baseball and tackle football on the fields to the North of the cemetery as well. I remember missing dinner many times, walking in the back door of our "B" house, sweaty and sore, dinner on the stove, mom just shaking her head and pointing to the bathroom to clean up. Good times in a great town! To: Mike Davis (74) Watched you play a few times, Piippo must have shown you his famous battle of the feet on post move (also, the elbows). Let's get Toivo on The Wall! -Dick Nelson (59) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Johnson (62WB) I remember the wild asparagus... my mom would pack us kids in the car and we'd go pick it by the pail full... it was pretty doggone good (for green stuff anyway) - alternative to that was finding 6 tons of zucchini on our back porch left there by neighbor out of his truck garden... gad, that stuff was prolific... Mom swore that if he kept it up, we were going to buy a killer dog. Never rode the bus... lived on Thompson, walked to Jason Lee... I'd start out alone, but the group would grow... Mike Ledingham, the Tew boys, Rudy Mansfield, Greg Boyd, Dwight Burke, Gary Schindler were all on the route - probably a couple others.. .memory is fading. If Gayle Dunn (62) recalls... we met in about 1964 at a party at somebody named BOB's house... he was a hotrodder couple years or so older. Gayle and I went out a few times... she had a little Austin Healey Sprite with a red (?) stripe down the center... Bob guy moved to Seattle about the same time I did, we got together over the hood of a few cars from time to time... his garage burned down, and he lost his beautiful little Model A roadster after all those years of working on it. Anyone else remember walking out to West Richland on the "half-pipe" irrigation tube that started about the bypass road and went a few miles then dumped into a concrete culvert that finally puked into the Yakima River? The half-pipe had a catwalk down the center, and usually was only running a foot or so of water in it... Story above has a ring of repetitiveness to it... probably already reminisced about that in here... ah well, the ID of the slowly declining... my 17 year old son constantly reminds me - "Dad, you've told that one a million times" regardless of what tale I'm relating. Later -Denny Johnson (62WB) ~ Las Vegas, NV ******************************************** >>From: Richard Trujillo (62) To: Gayle Dunn Sutton (62) I, too, was one of those bus kids from West Richland, but was not lucky enough to have a bus driver like you had... no goodies were ever passed out. But, I do remember the asparagus growing wild... I tell people about that here in San Antonio and they just can't believe how that stuff grew... just like straight sticks right out of the ground. You mentioned the Rasmussens... do you happen to remember John Rasmussen, he was in our class. Also, do you know how to get in touch with him? I noticed that he is not listed on the '62 class listing or missing persons listing. Maybe someone out there can help. P.S. I never did like riding those buses... limited my social life after school! -Richard Trujillo (62) ~ San Antonio, TX ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) To: Rebecca Hanson Lange (66) You live in Kenai, Alaska? Do you know the Knudsen family: Dave, MaryKay and their girls, Jodi, Kristi, and Karli? MaryKay is my husband's niece. They moved to Alaska for a few years and ended up staying; they love it there. To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) and Vicki Owens (72) I am into rubber stamping. I went to a Stampin' Up demonstration about a year ago and made a pin by stamping and coloring the paper, then shrinking it. Cool stuff. We shrank it with a heat tool made for embossing rather than putting it in the oven. It got quite hot and we had to put something heavy on it while it was still warm to keep it from curling. It was fun, but I haven't done any since. You have to get the special paper. To: Ralph Myrick (51) Wow! You could start a whole new business building model alphabet houses for bird houses and selling them. Never thought of this, but would definitely buy one if I ever found one. I loved our "B" house and still dream of it sometimes. Drove my granddaughters by there yesterday. It used to be painted a forest green, now it's a lime (we call it slime) green. Isn't that sad?! -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) - Burbank (WA not CA), close enough to still be hooked on Spudnuts! ******************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (KHS-64) (John Ball Alumni) Re: Hamburger Gravy Recipe I've had several people interested in the recipe for hamburger gravy I wrote about in the Sandstorm. Maren has asked that I send it in, so it can be shared. Hopefully, those interested will be able to recreate it and enjoy it as much as we have. First of all, when I cook, I many times use "a little of that" or just "a shot of that", so the measurements may not be exact. You may have to adjust a bit or do a little trial and error, to get it to come out the way you like it. We always use the leanest ground beef (7% fat) in our house, but for hamburger gravy I use the 15% fat for the added flavor it provides. The ingredients I use are: 1 lb of ground beef (15% fat) 1/2 cup chopped onion (little more or less to taste) 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1 Tbls spoon worcestershire sauce (little more/less) 1 Tbls spoon kitchen bouquet 1 bouillon cube Approx. 2 1/2 cups combination of milk and water (again, depending on your preference as to thickness. I used about 1 1/2 cups of milk and one cup of water) Garlic salt Onion Powder (just a little for added flavor) Dried parsley Salt and pepper to taste ~ Brown hamburger, crumbling to fairly small pieces. ~ Saut onions with the hamburger. ~ When fully cooked, remove from heat sprinkle with flour and then mix thoroughly and return to medium heat. ~ Add about 1/2 of your milk/water liquid, the worcestershire sauce, kitchen bouquet, bouillon cube and seasonings. ~ Stir continuously over medium heat, adding liquid until the desired thickness is reached, simmering approximately 15 minutes. ~ You can experiment by adding more milk and/or water, depending how thick and rich you want the gravy to be. ~ Top with sprinkles of parsley. ~ Serve over mashed potatoes or as others have mentioned it can be served over boiled potatoes, rice or bread too. Enjoy! -Gary Brehm (KHS-64) ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Dr. Corrado Janine Rightmire Corrado (65) called to tell me that John's (64) Dad passed away last night (2/21). I know he was a mainstay in Richland and will be greatly missed. Take care, -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) Just heard from David Rivers (65) that Dr. Corrado passed away. My condolences to John Corrado (64) and family. Dr. Corrado was the best, he will be missed. -Patti Snider Miller (65) ******************************************** >>From: Ginny Burger Tracy (68) Re: house plans To: Ralph Myrick (51) Dear Ralph, I read your note in the daily network Sandstorm, and thought I'd pass along this information: Richland has a museum behind the old Community House, by the park... The Columbia River Exhibition of History Science and Technology (CREHST). My Dad, Lee Burger, volunteers there once a week. In the gift shop they have pamphlet/books for sale with the floor plans for all the old houses in Richland, from the original pre-fabs to the illustrious "Alphabet Series". You can reach them at 95 Lee Blvd., Richland. Phone: (509)943-9000. See the website at: CREHST Museum/ Good Luck, -Ginny Burger Tracy (68) ******************************************** >>From: Terry Morgan Dart (69) Spalding music teacher was Mrs. Lyle... I'm not sure how to spell the name. I believe she wore her hair in a french roll. Re: Pat Rightmire She was one of my mom's closest friends. They used to play golf together. -Terry Morgan Dart (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) As a daily Sandstorm reader of "Richland things" I don't believe we've ever touched on this... how many of you remember or owned used, gray (usually Studebakers) cars that once belonged to the AEC? They were everywhere! I remember both doors had big gray patches painted over the former "property of the US. Government, etc., etc." The paint didn't come close to matching the rest of the car. Slap some gray over the logo and sell it to somebody in Richland. -Brad Upton (74) ~ Lake Forest Park, WA ******************************************** >>From: Sandy Oberg O'Doherty (77) To: Julie Strassburger (77) I remember cheering with a Julie Strassburger at Carmichael! You were always so beautiful and sophisticated! Where are you now? -Sandy Oberg O'Doherty (77) ******************************************** >>From: Jan Belew Lenkersdorfer (82) Re: Gwen Belew Hi, My name is Jan Belew Lenkersdorfer. I've been reading about some of the memories from Spalding school. I didn't go to Spalding, but my mother was a teacher's assistant, her name was Gwen Belew. She died when I was in 8th grade. I am wondering if anyone has any memories of her that I can share with my husband and children. Thanks much... -Jan Belew Lenkersdorfer (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Tom Hoffman (47/48), Mike Clowes (54), Barbara Crawford (55), David Douglas (62), Ed Wood (62), Gayle Dunn (62), Helen Cross (62), Sandra Genoway (62), Marianne Matthews (63), Bill Didway (66), Rebecca Hanson (66), Dave Bryant (67), Linda Barott (71), Christine Woodward (72), Cheryl Raekes (74), Treg Owings (76), Cecily Riccobuono (77), Darcy Doyle (77), Kathleen Ryals (77), Gil Gilstrap (79), Kelly Weil (81). Shelley Williams (84), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hoffman (47/48) To: Sandy Oberg O'Doherty (77) Are you Ken and Barb's daughter? If you are, I am Tom Hoffman, class of 47-48. -Tom Hoffman (47/48) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Racial Relations My period of involvement in living in the Tri-Cities was from late summer, 1947 to January, 1955. Blacks lived in Pasco (east of the railroad) or in what we knew as North Richland. I have no personal knowledge of any black families living in Richland proper or Kennewick during this time. As many of us remember, North Richland was, at the time, billed as "World's Largest Trailer Park" and home to mostly construction workers. {See the web page for Hanford Construction Camp Stats.] Blacks were segregated in this trailer park and were limited to living in the 600 block between D Street (I believe) and GWWay. All facilities in this area were the same as for the rest of the town. At the time I lived in North Richland (spring of 1949 to mid 1953, I don't recall many families living in the 600 block. I'm sure there were, and if there were any children they went to John Ball, as I don't remember any at Carmichael or Col-Hi. My general impression of not only the Tri-Cities, but also of the other communities of the Yakima Valley is that they were pretty much intolerant of blacks, latinos and native americans. Richland seemed pretty much the exception as there were Latinos in my class, and in other classes. The toleration level in Prosser, Grandview and Sunnyside seemed to diminish somewhat during the harvest period, but only then, as far as the hispanic population was concerned. But these are fifty year old memories, and we know how memory banks fail. Bomber Cheers to All -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Crawford Marsh (55) Re: Alphabet Birdhouses To: Ralph Myrick (51) I agree with Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) regarding you (or someone) building alphabet birdhouses and selling them. I'm sure there are many of us that were raised in an "alphabet" house and would be interested in something like this. (The ornaments are neat!) Many people new to the area are interested in "what things used to look like" here in Richland. Possibility for a booth in a craft show or "?" Maybe the senior center would be interested in selling them! Just some encouragement for the project! -Barbara Crawford Marsh (55) ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) Re: Speaking of babysitting... Does anyone else remember GEMS? Stands for "Good Efficient Mother Substitute." It was an after-school course at Carmichael for would-be babysitters. Covered all the do's and don'ts, including baths and diaper changes. Seeing a rare opportunity here to be surrounded by females (and needing some extra cash as well), I took the course. I did better than most of the girls. Having a one-year-old baby brother was a considerable advantage. I was an expert on things infantile. (Hmmmm. Somehow that statement doesn't come out quite the way I intended...) Anyway, those who completed the course got a certificate and had her (or his, as the case may be) name placed in a babysitters' referral list at the public library. I got several babysitting jobs that way. I believe that was my first career. With another grandson on the way (due March 23 but already agitating for freedom), it may be my last as well... -David Douglas (62) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood (62) Re: Studebakers To: Brad Upton (74) Studebakers were a favorite for some reason as "pool" cars the AEC used. The real upgrade came when they moved up to the Studebaker Lark! Dad would occasionally be assigned one and he'd come home and tell us that Studebaker still made a good car. This made us feel good, since our first car when we moved to Richland in 1949 was a Studebaker. Does anyone remember the tax tokens we had in the 50s? I recall them being aluminum coins with a hole in them, legal tender in Washington for 1/3 of a cent, but only for paying taxes, at a time when the sales tax was 3 1/3%. How long were they around? -Ed Wood (62) ~ Lakewood, CO ******************************************** >>From: Gayle Dunn Sutton (62) To: Richard Trujillo (62) Sorry, don't anything about John Rassmussen's whereabouts. Was hoping to see him or Chuck Nelson's names at the R2K whingding but no luck. To: Denny Johnson (62WB) OMG!!! That little devil sprite!!! LOVED that car. Blew up two engines, could never keep the carbs in sync and finally lost it into a ravine in Colfax - heck of a trip down, the ending wasn't so great tho. The BOB somebody???? I do remember that you and I were totally crazy and had a great time being so... Nice to hear from you. -Gayle Dunn Sutton (62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ["Translation" note (for those who don't already know): OMG=OH MY GOD (or golly or gosh or whatever).. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) My condolences to the Corrado family (especially to our classmate, Guy) on the passing of their father, Dr. Corrado. Dr. Corrado was our family doctor for years, and I remember him being a king person besides being a great dr. and he made house calls. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ W. Harrison, IN where it is now above 50 degrees and sunny. We had a smattering of snow on two days this week, but it gorgeous now. ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) Re: New Orleans - Seattle Mardi Gras To: Maren and all you Bombers Happy Mardi Gras; party hearty! Seattle has "increased" its Mardi gras celebration this year; if you dare, come on, y'all! This year Easter and Pascha fall on the same day, so the RC's and OC's are celebrating Carnival "almost" together; the RC's have been celebrating Carnival all this week, while the OC's "carnival" day was last Sunday - the last day to eat meat. During this week, the Orthodox Christians have been having their Cheesefare week, when they eat only dairy and eggs, to help wean them off the meat diet. This Sunday is Cheesefare Sunday (at our Church, the Sisterhood is serving Russian pancakes that are a little like crpes). The Orthodox don't have Fat Tuesday or Ash Wednesday. For Cheesefare, I usually make things like souffl, quiche, dinner crpes with seafood and sauce filling, desert crpes with lemon and strawberry with whipped cream fillings, chocolate mousse with whipped cream, orange Charlotte, cherry topped cheesecake, cooked fruit desserts, strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, which we serve to our friends, when we are up to it. This year, I have made none of the above, except for an omelet I made for breakfast yesterday. I am not entertaining this year, because I have other things I have to do and I just cannot do it all. However, I have several homemade tapes of Brazilian jazz and classical music which I play, and I listen to the Brazilian show, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., on Bellevue Community College's radio FM station (KBCS, also on line) on Saturdays; especially THIS Saturday, because they will be playing the carnival music -- I love that beat! I would love to see the Carnival celebration in New Orleans and Rio, but I doubt that I will ever make it. Re: Wild Asparagus I remember our family going to the fruit orchards in Kennewick to buy plums, cherries, peaches and apricots from the farmers, and at the same time, we were allowed to pick all the free wild asparagus we wanted that was growing in between the trees. I have not tasted asparagus that good, ever, from the grocery stores, in any form. The only thing that bothered me about it was when we didn't get all of the sand out of the spears before cooking; even though we tried, some times we ended up with "gritty" asparagus. Re: Dr. A. G. Corrado I was saddened to hear that Dr. Corrado has passed away. He was my doctor when I had rheumatic fever and probably saved my heart from damage, because he told my parents to make me stay in bed and quiet (laying down) all the time for about one year. Back in the early '50s, this was a somewhat new treatment for this disease. Later, he became an allergist and helped me, again, when I returned to the Tri-Cities in the late 1970s, early 1980s. For almost five years, he tried to help me with my allergies and asthma, but finally concluded that I would be better off in a more humid climate or where there would be less air pollution; so, I moved back to the Puget Sound area where the humidity helps me to cope with the air pollution here (it's everywhere in metropolitan areas and even sometimes in the WA State mountains; what are we to do?) -Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) Spruksts (62) ******************************************** >>From: Marianne Matthews Wood (63) Ok, Ok, after all this talk about about hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes I just have to put in my two cents. BEFORE all the talk about this in the Sandstorm, just days before, and in the midst of remodeling our kitchen, I needed to make something easy and quick. I had potatoes, I had hamburger, hence a delicious dinner with compliments from my husband, of hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes. As I prepared it, I remembered well enjoying it while in grade school on a very rare occasion, being from the sack lunch bunch. I don't remember ever making it before in all my years of cooking, so when people started writing in about it, I was very surprised and amused wondering what phenomena had occurred to bring that particular dinner item to mind at that time, perhaps, good minds think alike? I did add mushrooms sauted in with the hamburger and unlike the recipe, added quite a lot of garlic to the mix. With the continued talk about it this week, I just might have to make it again tonight. >From - it's been sunny all week but not today - Bothell, WA -Marianne Matthews Wood (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Vach (64) I just read of the death of Dr. Corrado. I mourn with the family including: Guy (62), John (64) and Pam (66), all Bombers from the '60s. Dr. C was a great man. He was also a strong supporter of my university, having served for many years on the Regents board. I had many occasions to visit with him while I was Dean in the late '80s. He was a wonderful man in all ways. -Jim Vach (64) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway (66) Re: trip I just came back from a short quick trip to the Tri- Cities. I am amazed at the building that is going on... in a few years Richland will be at the city limits of Benton City. The area is growing too large. Drove around and over Flattop just to check it out. It is too late to save the hill. There is a round building sitting on the very top with a chain link fence surrounding it and the hill top. Took my wife and sister Rita into Richland for a Spudnut and coffee to ease some of the sadness. Even that did not make it feel like the old home place. Did visit with a friend/classmate that told me about driving/riding in VW bug down the front side of Flattop. Shall keep her name confidential as would not want her parents to find out about that adventure. Noticed that the old streets in Richland seem so very narrow now as compared to long ago. With all the new buildings and housing divisions going in it seems that the common sagebrush and tumbleweed may be headed for the endangered species list. Save The Tumbleweed? Visited with some classmates while in town. My brother John is now working for Prudential selling homes. Met Candice Davis Momosmith (sp) in the office and told her about The '66 class reunion in July as she had not yet heard about it. Also was able to visit with Ginger Wagner Anderson (66WB) Jerry Steen (66) Judy Corder Fecht (66) and Georgia Rushworth Newton (66). Had a great time visiting with them. To: Richard Trujillo (62) Did your family attend the Richland Baptist Church on GWWay? To: Brad Upton (74) Do remember seeing those gray cars and trucks around town. A few years back while living on Sammish Island came across one of the Checker cars that had four doors on each side that was used in the later years instead of busses. A very very long vehicle. -Bill Didway (66) ~ Sedro Woolley, WA... where it has been bright and sunny for an unnaturally long stretch of time. ******************************************** >>From: Rebecca Hanson Lange (66) To: DeeDee Willox Loiseau (64) Sorry, I don't know the Knudsens, but they sound like a lot of newcomers to Alaska. Come for a couple of years, fall in love with the area and never want to leave. Kenai is a beautiful place to raise kids and enjoy life. Good schools, plenty of space and things to do both winter and summer. Just have to do it!! Not much of a population here, around 5000 people year round. 10,000 in the summer, with the tourists. We have a standing joke around here for those of you who have to put up with traffic on a daily basis... if we have more than 10 cars in front of us on the road, it is rush hour... if there are 4 in front of you at a stop sign, its a traffic jam... Anyway, I fell in love with this place 21 years ago and can't see myself living anywhere else on earth. Best wishes to you and your family Re: Fishing pond Hey, can anyone tell me the name of the fishing pond below Carmichael? I believe it was on Wellsian Way. Anyone else out there who used to fish that pond? Any adventures there you want to share? I have one. I remember my sister Jackie and I fishing there for crappy... alias carp and sunfish. One day after school, (she was in 4th and I was in 5th grade at Lewis & Clark) we grabbed our poles and set off to catch some fish. We managed to catch quite a few, even if it was dark by time we decided to call it quits. We decided that we were hungry and were not going to wait for dinner when we had such a grand catch handy. We started a camp fire and looked around for a way to fry the fish. I found a old shovel blade stuck in the sand and after scrubbing most of the rust off, decided it would work just fine. We cleaned the fish, and had just put them on to fry when our Mother showed up. She had been looking all over town for us. She hauled us off before we had a chance to eat the fish... lucky us! She still laughs about that adventure. I thought it was an awful waste of good fish. >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Rebecca Hanson Lange (66) Date: Wed Feb. 21 18:02:05 2001 Hello all RHS Bombers and Grads Hello to all from Kenai, Alaska. I graduated from Richland - Class of 1966. Have lived in Alaska since 1980. Have been to 3 class reunions, my 10th, 20th, and 30th. Had a great time at all getting to see all my classmates again. A special hello to Jan Moulthrop and hubby, Denny and Nanette Duncan, John and Vicki Cole, Mick Hemphill, Lynn Dawson, Kathy Wilson, and all the gals who were in Job's Daughters with me. Have 3 beautiful children, and 2 grandboys. All of them love to camp, fish which is good since I do alot of it. "Grandma" can't think of anything better than watching her grandboys throw out a line and reel in dinner. They have to be quick about it as my other two "kids" like to fish too. The other two "kids" are my chocolate labradors, Jake and Tess. You can't go near the water without them and they know the sound of a fishing reel. Anyone who would like to write, drop me a line. Rebecca "Becky" Hanson Lange (66) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Bryant (67) To: Friends of Dave Jacobs (67) On Tuesday, February 20, Dave Jacobs (Class of '67) passed away. There will be a memorial service at Bleitz Funeral Home at 316 Florentia St. in Seattle on Wednesday February 28. Doors will open at 12:00 noon and the service will be at 1:00PM followed by a parrot party. -Dave Bryant (67) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Barott Rodriguez (71) To: Ralph Myrick (51) Thank you for sharing memories of Mr. Bill Dunwoody. We never got to hear some of those stories even though my daughter Angela had him for a teacher in the 6th grade at Tapteal. She just loved him and so did I. It was obvious that he loved his kids. We see him at Shari's quite often and she enjoys going up to him and finding out how he is now that he is retired. After talking to him, I too get the feeling that he misses teaching and seeing his kids every day. Re: Bus Drivers I also wanted to say thank you to our West Richland bus driver Carl Marushia. It was obvious that Carl loved kids too. He had a way with us that made you love him but also respect him. That is, all except some of those rowdy hooligans on Riverside Drive, one of which I married :) They were always giving Carl a bad time. He handled it well with firmness but love. I know that he and his wife had many foster kids and adopted some too. He had a lot of love to give and I know he changed a lot of kids' lives. We remember him fondly and he can even call us by name 30 years later. It is people like Bill Dunwoody and Carl Marushia that nurture children into wanting to become the best they can be. Thank you to them and all teachers who really love their job. The kids respond to it in a positive way and you are making a difference. P.S. Mr. Dunwoody, Angela shares your love of children. She is going to college to become a teacher just like you. She will make you proud. -Linda Barott Rodriguez (71) ******************************************** >>From: Christine Woodward (72) Re Blacks I grew up in a family situation where my dad, being from Eastern Idaho, for some reason thought that blacks (or any other people of color) were of a lesser society. Though he favored them in sports (being a baseball little league coach) he found no time for them in his life nor did he feel they were to be included in our family friends. I could never understand this animosity that he held. I grew up with Ron Hall, my brother with the Mitchells all through school and I could never see why my father held such blatant disregard for him. I remember when he yelled at Ron for walking through our yard when we lived on Sanford. Heck, everybody walked through our yard what was the big deal. I disliked my father not just for his bigotry but for the fact he never allowed himself to move beyond it. What it did do was to teach me that indeed, all people are created equal and, unlike him, I was not going to let myself judge people by their race, religion or preferences. What my dad did with his beliefs was to make me a stronger person to move beyond those lines of color, creed and choice. So, though his choices were biased, they allowed me to grow beyond his bigoted feelings and teach my son that we are all in this thing called life together and there is no time for disrespect because some one is a different color, religion, culture or opinion than us. -Christine Woodward (same last name) (72) ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Raekes Smith (74) To: Viv Good Rogalsky (74) Wow, I forgot all about those self piercing earrings until I read your message. Geez, it sent shivers up my spine just thinking about it. I remember I could actually hear mine slowly punch through my earlobes each time I squeezed them. And to think our parents thought the slow torture method was better than the old sewing needle and potato, which I later used on several others including Debbie Vanderwind Yeats' (74) daughter many years ago. -Cheryl Raekes Smith (74) ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings (76) Re: Mr. Labrecque I don't think anyone mentioned Mr. Labrecque? He was one of my favorite teachers at Col-Hi. I took Canada from him. He had a unique way of presenting the subject. Two things I remember from him. ~ When a private plane was lost he asked to have a moment of silence in class to pray for the search. ~ Another time I saw him step between to BIG guys fighting in the gym. Rumor was he had a black belt. Never knew for sure. Anyone else remember him? -Treg Owings (76) ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) To: Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) How could any of us forget Carmichael cheerleader try outs!!! "Clap your hands, and stomp your Feet" Still brings a smile to my face. So glad to see you found this web site. Some of us were asking about you at the reunion. Hope you will make it to the next one. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) PS... and before you ask, no, I didn't marry Lance. ******************************************** >>From: Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) Hi Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) Yes... I, of course, remember you too. You were so funny, I remember you had a great sense of humor... you never seemed to let the "cheerleader" role keep you from being yourself. That's saying alot for Junior high! (peer pressure, don't ya know) Speaking of Carmichael... I got to sneak in over Christmas and see the new remodel... very cool, but kind of weird standing the "halls of insecurity" of my early teen years. By the way, who's that strange teacher at Carmichael with the STAR & his face over his door??? I guess they'll hire anyone these days... Mike! PS...does anyone know how to get a hold of Loni Baker??? Please let me know if you do! Thanks. -Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen Ryals (77) To: Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) and Sandy Oberg O'Doherty (77)! I remember you both and you were both beautiful and sophisticated. I was lucky to see you Sandy at the last reunion - Julie would also love to hear where you are and how you are. I'm in San Francisco! Let me know. -Kathleen Ryals (77) ******************************************** >>From: Gil Gilstrap (79) To: Ralph Myrick (51) Re: Bill Dunwoody Mr. D did start at Lewis and Clark and he taught sixth grade. I remember his under hand throw of a football that went about 50 yards. I also had the chance years later to coach a baseball team with him and he is a lover of kids he would break his back to help them. If you see him again tell him Gil Gilstrap said "Hi and take care". Also a little note to let you guys know where the best hamburgers in the world are. I thought my whole life there was never anything better than a Zip's burger but here in Shelton, WA there is a place called the Ritz and its called the patriot burger. Oh man. Come on down and you will see they are the best. gilly 79 -Gil Gilstrap (79) ******************************************** >>From: Kelly Weil Austin (81) Hello Bombers! I've sat on the sidelines reading for awhile, and thought that someone from our class should pipe up again! I asked my husband (Glenn, Mead HS '81) if he'd ever had any of the kinds of wonderful foods we had in our lunchroom at the schools he attended. Since the Mead school district was (and is) rather small, I thought he might have had similar experiences. He said "No". It wasn't until we attended the R2K that he started to get my love of chili and cinnamon rolls. Now, just last night, I fixed this hamburger gravy we've all been raving about. I had totally forgotten about having this in school, and how good it was! Well, now Glenn confesses that his mom used to make it for his family and that he loved it! I followed one of the recipes I found here in the Sandstorm, but had to make some substitutions, based on what I found in my pantry. It still turned out great, and is one of the fastest dinners I've served to my family. Who needs McDonald's! My mother told me about Dr. Corrado, too. I was amazed that he practiced until just recently. Talk about loving your work too much to retire! One of her other doctors recently passed away, too (Dr. Putra). She told me that she will miss these kind, caring doctors very much. They definitely had the "house call" attitude in their practices, which is sorely missed today in our current form of HMO-ized medicine. Who of you '81ers are going to be attending our reunion in August? I'm looking forward to going. It's going to be a busy summer, but I wouldn't miss this for the world. For anyone who reads the Sandstorm out there in our early '80s classes, does anyone know where Erin Harrington (82) is? If you do (or if you don't) and want to e-mail me. My e-door is always open! -Kelly Weil Austin (81) ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) Re: gray cars To: Brad Upton (74) Well, Brad, I don't know about Studebakers, but various members of my family have owned those big gray 16- passenger vans! I've even seen some here in Moses Lake, seems they've leaked a bit farther north than just Richland. -Shelley Williams Robillard (84) ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) It is with great sadness that Richland has lost the beloved doctor to most the early and later residents... DR. AL CORRADO. Dr. Corrado helped many of us cope with allergies unknown to us... He was a wonderful doctor who comforted his patients with understanding. He was still serving us at age 86... a truly great man... We will miss him. -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Bomber Booster today: Sandra Atwater (51), Curt Donahue (53), Marilyn Richey (53), Barbara Crawford (55), Gordon McDonald (56), Ann Bishop (60), Irene de la Bretonne (61), Linda McKnight (65), Mike Davis (74), Vivian Good (74), Jim Wilson (76), Julie Strassburger (77), Lisa McCurdy (86?), Vernon Holt (Bomber Booster) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Does anyone remember going by bus to swim at the Naval pool in Pasco? The Navy still occupied the base there. When the Navy left, someone leased it and it was called The Passport Plunge. I remember going out in the fields to cut asparagus. We would just have a heaping platter of asparagus for dinner and that was it! -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) Re: Dr. Corrado I too was saddened to hear of his passing. He was truly a great doctor and a great man. There are so many stories I could pass on about him as he was my mother's doctor for many years in treating her allergies and also treating mine, but there is one episode that really shows the mark of this man. When my mother was dying and laid in Kadlec Hospital in a coma, Dr. Corrado would stop by when he made his hospital calls, even though he was not her admitting physician. He walked up to her bed-side and held her hand, never saying a word to either her or the members of the family who might be there. After he few minutes he would turn and leave. It is no wonder this man was loved by so many. May God bless the family. -Curt Donahue (53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Joan Eckert Sullen (51) Joan, I also had Mrs. Bjorkland at Marcus Whitman and then at Carmichael. That was in l949 and I was in her room in April, 1949 when we moved into Carmichael Junior High... we walked down the street from Marcus to the new school. We were the first 8th graders to attend the school. Mrs. Bjorkland and Mrs. Sonja Harmon were teachers who did some team teaching at that time with the 8th graders. She was a good teacher but hard. I seem to remember reading something in the Tri-City Herald since moving back to Richland in '98 of her passing away. I know she had a daughter, Betty, who graduated in '49 and a son, Stan, who graduated in '50. To: Ralph Myrick (51) I saw Bill Dunwoody (52) the other nite at Shari's and talked to him. He said he enjoyed teaching very much but today schools are entirely different than when he started teaching in the late 60s. Bill was at Central Washington at the same time as both of us were going back to college after working at Hanford and then deciding to return to get our degrees. You are right: Bill is a true Bomber booster fan. He has traveled everywhere to watch the Bombers play all sports throughout his time in high school and his adult life. His father was also a big fan of the Bombers. He told me he stills goes to all the basketball games this year. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Crawford Marsh (55) Re: Dr. Corrado Along with others of you I want the Corrado family to know they are in my prayers. Dr. Corrado was one of the kindest men I have ever met. Along with being an excellent doctor in his field, he had a great deal of compassion for people. He was very well thought of in this community, a man people won't soon forget. As my doctor he was instrumental in medically treating me properly as well as seeing to it that I was referred to the best doctors available for another health problem. It's difficult to lose a parent and I pray for God's love and peace to be with those closest to him. Blessings.......Barb -Barbara Crawford Marsh (55) ******************************************** >>From: Gordon McDonald (56) Re: Tri-Cities and Race The Tri-Cities would have made an interesting study when it comes to racial matters - at least in the 50s. It was really like a little southern enclave, perhaps due to all the Arkies and Okies (myself included) whose families came there to work. Kennewick was notorious for its 'no- blacks' policy and Pasco confined its' black population to East Pasco. I think at least one of the movie theaters in Pasco and some restaurants had a 'whites only' policy. Richland was almost lily-white. In fact I don't remember any other ethnic minorities at Richland. I don't believe there were any families with Chinese, Japanese, East Indian or Asian heritage . There were a few Native Americans and perhaps a few people of Spanish descent. One of my best friends was Gene Duran (56) and his brother Tony (55) who were in the latter category. They could probably tell you of some discriminatory treatment even though they were well liked by their classmates. In the case of the talented basketball playing brothers, Norris (57) and C.W. (58) Brown, an exception was made and I believe they were the first black students at RHS. The story was that when someone saw them play basketball (was it in Hermiston?), they found a way to get a job for the father and a house for the family. The Browns lived just two doors over behind me and were nice people. But I think they were about the only blacks in town. I vaguely remember a black girl in RHS and there may have been another boy who lived there for awhile around '55-56. I toyed with being an amateur boxer for a short while until I sparred with this kid and he slapped me silly. I think he moved back to Pasco before living very long in Richland. In spite of having a nucleus of highly educated scientific and technical people, I think the Tri-Cities in general was pretty much a 'blue collar' place with a redneck mentality in the early 50s. I left in 1957 and my parents moved away in 1959. I have only revisited a few times since then. The only real visible difference was the building of nice houses on the north side of Richland and the build-up of the Kennewick Highlands. I have no idea how attitudes and policies have evolved there over the last 40 years, especially when it comes to racial relations. Laws have been changed, but have hearts and minds (and actions) followed suit? -Gordon McDonald (56) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers (60) Re: 1960 Luncheon Next Saturday, March 2, is the day for the next Women of '60 lunch. It will be at Applebee's on Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick, and we will meet there at 11:30. If you live in the Tri-Cities area, or are passing through, we would love to see you there! -Ann Bishop Myers (60) ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) Good to see so many in the Alumni Sandstorm who were students during my tenure as a teacher at Col Hi -- 1974- 1980 -- Kelly, Brad, Cecily, Darcy, Julie, Kathy, Sandy, Gil, Dave, Matt, Tina -- and so many others. I smile when I think of you! -Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) I wish to send my condolences to the Corrado family on the passing of our beloved Dr. Corrado. My whole family has loved him for years. My brother, Michael, had just seen him a few days ago for his allergies. I remember when I was 19, I had mono and we lived out past West Richland. Dr. Corrado wanted to put me in the hospital so I would have better care since I lived a few miles out of town. He then gave my case to Dr. Erie, an internist. I didn't know that Dr. Corrado wasn't my doctor anymore because he visited me twice a day while I was at Kadlec. (After I got out of the hospital, I never went to Dr. Erie again. I didn't like him). As long as I lived in the Tri-Cities, Dr. Corrado was the only doc to see. He was so wonderful and kind... I wish he could be with us forever!!! May God bless all of his family. -Linda McKnight (65) ~ sunny (and rainless at the moment) Milwaukie, OR ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Without reservation I will make another plug for including Coach Toivo Piippo on the "Wall of Fame". Whatever the criteria is for being inducted to this elite group, I'm sure the Coach would qualify. I'm quite certain that Mr. Dawald would agree that much of his Bomber success is directly related to the tutelage many of his players received from Coach Piippo at Chief Jo. Although gifted in relating the game of basketball to kids, Coach Piippo's real influence came off the court. He taught us about character and responsibility. He taught us that the real teamwork involves actions off the court as well as on it. He lived in the world of socks and jocks, but his influence went so much farther. I see Fran Rish, J.D. Covington, Art Dawald, Ray Jurcich, Max Jensen, Frank Teverbaugh and other coaches on the wall, all deserving when measuring their accomplishments. But, the wall is incomplete! If this is a place of honor, where is Coach Piippo? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Viv Good Rogalsky (74) Re: pierced ears To: Cheryl Raekes Smith (74) Cheryl, It was good to see your name pop up. I do remember those self piercers well and you're right when you said you could actually hear them pop through. Not only do I still have those holes but I was brain dead enough (possible mid life crisis?) to get one more hole in each ear over Thanksgiving this past year. That was also quite an experience as the first hole the lady went to do, she got the gun stuck on my ear. -Viv Good Rogalsky (74) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Wilson (76) Re: Mr. Labrecque Hello all! Treg Owings' (76) musings about Mr. Labrecque really brought me back. I don't know if Mr. L. was ever a black belt, but he was a feisty guy who was not afraid to take on the biggest troublemakers in class or in the halls. He had a real way of defusing situations, even while firmly taking control. He was also an excellent ice skater and hockey player, being from Saskatchewan. He tried to teach me how to skate on the ice over at the Tri-Cities Coliseum... I was in fear of slipping backwards and crushing him with my 300 lb. frame! He'd just say, "Weight forward, forward, ya puddlejumper! You don't want to sit down! Weight forward!" Mr. Labrecque was the man who led by example, humor, and quiet authority. He was the biggest reason I decided to choose my career of teaching. As a student in his history classes (also Canada, Treg) I could tell he actually read and enjoyed history himself... and that love of learning rubbed off on us. I still see him walking to church, back straight, head held high, with a tossle of white hair blowing in the breeze. A great teacher and a fine man. -Jim Wilson, "Glass" of 1976 ******************************************** >>From: Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) To: Everyone who remembered me!!! I loved hearing from you. I wished I had gone to the reunion - it was probably a blast! It was so cool to see all your names on this website. I looked up some pics and tried to imagine what you look like and what you are up to... I would love to hear what each of you are doing. I live in Southern California have been married for 13 years and have one boy, age 8. I work for an investment firm in Newport Beach, Calif. (I used to teach). My life is pretty typical - insanely busy! My sisters (that you may remember) Colleen and Lori live in Seattle and Prescott, Arizona respectively. They are doing great. The last time I was in Richland was about 4 years ago. I couldn't believe how little the place has changed. Do any of you still live there? I have such awesome memories of Col High and Carmichael. I really miss all of you. E-mail me back! -Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Lisa McCurdy Date: Fri Feb 23 03:22:33 2001 first time here Hello all 1986 alumni!! Would love to hear from you. Looking for Kathie Hollis, Doug Reeder, and any one else. Would love to hear how everyone is and what they are doing. I live in Yakima with my husband and a 5 year old son... married 11 years now. Hope everyone is fine and doing well!!!! -Lisa McCurdy (86) ******************************************** >>From: Vernon Holt (Bomber Booster '47) Re: Richland Southern Influences In 1950 Richland seemed quite Southern to me, even my boss was from Alabama! At the HUGE mess hall in North Richland they served grits and cracklin' (I did not know what it was). I have to travel occasionally in the South and still order grits. I was nonplused by the sign on the Kennewick/Pasco bridge and did not know what to make of it. I loved to drive over the rickety clackety Bailey Pontoon Bridge over the Yakima leaving Richland (to go shop in Kennewick) as fast as I could go - like a roller coaster. I never felt the sting of discrimination until after Richland in the Army when my alphabetically assigned buddy and I had a terrible time in the South. The only time I could get him to go into town with me was one afternoon, and the only thing he would do is go bowling. We bowled out hearts out game after game. We had to go to movies and Chapel only on the post. On the bus into town he pointed out a sign at a big restaurant RESTRICTED CLIENTELE and said that meant no Jews too. Boy was I dumb! -Vernon Holt (Bomber Booster '47) ~ Mendham, NJ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff today: Betty Conner (52), Mike Clowes (54), Tom Tracy (55), Wynell Williams (55), Ed Borasky (59), Dave Vallely (60), Jeff DeMeyer (62), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Bill Wingfield (67), Brad Wear (71), Jeanette Dyken (73), Cecily Riccobuono (77), Gil Gilstrap (79), Ron Brown (?? - Bomber???) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom (52) Hello! This is a great site! We get reminders of our youth, and can re-live those golden days! We lived in North Richland when we first moved to the area in 1948. (We had moved from east Tennessee in 1947, and lived for a year in Sunnyside.) There was a family that moved in some time in the school year of 1948-49 with 2 daughters and a son - they were black, and lived in the infamous "600 Block". Their last name was Williams. I remember that one of the girls was Dorothy. Good old Columbia High was not kind to them. I remember going down the hall by the auditorium after an assembly, and hearing many taunts to the young man, using the 'N' word, and other bad things. I felt so badly for him. He never said a word, or changed his expression. I wondered if he would stay on. The girls also had a lot of the same thing. I rode the bus home with Dorothy one day, and sat with her. We talked all the way home. That was the only time I ever heard any of the three say a word. After that, we always waved or smiled or said a few words. I knew it was hard on them, but I was about 13 at the time and didn't have a clue as to what needed to be done. Not too long after, the three of them stopped coming to school. I wondered about them, but did see the younger girl and the boy a distance in one of the stores or Post Office. A few years later, while I was still in school, (senior, maybe) they had the big X-Ray bus or van out in back of the Dawald gym, doing X-Rays (Remember those - you just had to sign up and go in and 'take a deep breath and HOLD it!? I wonder how safe those really were??!) I was surprised to see Dorothy there, getting X-rayed - and she had a couple of very small children, and was about to have another. I didn't get a chance to talk to her, but her warm smile was still there. It was a tough time for those kids. I don't blame them for dropping out. I blame all of the rest of us, who didn't make them feel safe or comfortable or wanted. Thanks for listening. -Betty Conner Sansom (52) ~ Goldendale - where we still have snow and it gets cold at night... ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Passport Plunge I worked there in the locker room during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years. I do remember riding the bus from North Richland to "beautiful" downtown Pasco. From there I had to supply my own form of transportation to the pool (which was located at the airport). Coming home at night was an even bigger thrill. Bomber Cheers to all from -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ sunny and cool in Albany, OR ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Dr. Corrado's Friends and Family To: Barbara Crawford Marsh (55) and Marilyn Richey (53) You always left Dr. Corrado's office with a sense of comfort and peacefulness... like everything was going to be okay. He had the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces. His ability to take someone whose breathing was difficult, treat them and transform their panic into peacefulness. Once when taking my Mother to see him, a lady rushed in to tell him that her son had swallowed a penny and what should she do. Dr. Corrado calmly turned to her and said, "How valuable was that penny"? When she said it was only worth a penny, he replied, "Well, the only thing I suggest is that you keep your quarters, and silver dollars out of reach... that sort of thing can get to be quite expensive". She smiled as he walked her to the door and said in his calm voice, "Everything is going to be okay." Dr. Corrado helped many people survive through a time when processors were applying sulfides to food goods to preserve freshness. Some people suffered severe reactions, including Dr. Corrado. He always seemed to stay in touch with the latest research and provided leadership to his profession when needed. His special way of treating patients and his kindness were part of his legend and legacy... our family will always remember. One can imagine him walking by St. Peter and being halted... "Excuse me, Dr. Corrado. Would you mind visiting with my boss? HE's developed a shortness of breath due to noticing the way some people are being treated on earth. Perhaps you can help." And we can hear Dr. Corrado say in that same calm voice, "Tell HIM I'm on my way and that everything is going to be okay". I treasure the memory of Dr. Corrado and the comfort he gave to our family when we needed his care. He worked very hard for his patients... If he had practiced in the days of horse and buggy, he would have fit Robert Frost's words... "the woods are lovely, dark and deep and I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep... and miles to go before I sleep." He always went the extra mile. My Mom always said, "Thank GOD for Dr. Corrado." when she left his office. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was as fine a doctor as ever practiced, but was an even finer human being. [Now if we can just find Dr. Corrado's formula for recent allergic reactions to offense in Basketball from the Grade School to the NBA... we'll be able to give our ticket holders more value for their entry fees and put more "basket" back in basketball. There must be some cure for that fear of "taking shots" that transcends medicine and sneaks into that wonderful game so many of us love.] Even though there is life after basketball... Basketball IS life!!! Best wishes to those who practice, coach, cheer and play hard for all our 2000-2001 Bomber teams. Thanks for your effort and dedication. To: Gordon McDonald (56) It took great courage for Mr. & Mrs. Brown to bring their family into a new, uncharted community. They were two of the finest parents anyone could have asked for. I'd have been proud to live with them as their son. Mrs. Brown was a gracious lady and Mr. Brown worked as hard as any father in Richland. It really doesn't matter how they got to Richland, because most of our parents were either had a friend, relative or neighbor who told them about job opportunities. Nice thing about Richland was... no rednecks could claim they were "natives" or had "invented" the place and somehow had privileged status. That's why it was easy for some of us "Okies and Arkies" (a term that we were warned would apply prejudicial treatment to us if we dared tell where we were from. The flood of people from OK & AR was enormous into CA at the beginning of WWII). We were able to hide it and avoid prejudicial treatment. Mr. Brown received overwhelming support from fellow employees. However, one supervisor was severely reprimanded for trying to give Mr. Brown trouble on the job. When a supervisor from Kennewick tried to exercise his "redneck" status and cause trouble for Mr. Brown, the workers in the area were infuriated and marched into the Director of the Atomic Energy Commission, told him of the unfair treatment and demanded it be stopped. Mr. Brown worked hard and his fellow workers always bragged about how thorough he was. Cruel actions, though forgiven are no doubt not forgotten, despite the overwhelming support. The redneck was so stressed by the reaction against him, he developed health problems and had to find other work. Mr. Brown should not have had to suffer that kind of treatment. I never heard Norris or C.W. complain about unfair treatment. Norris and C.W. came equipped with extraordinary manners. I also remember Otis, the dignified gentleman at the Richland Barber Shop who always treated everyone like they were the most important person in the world. He made a high school lad feel all grown up. I loved Otis. He was a true Bomber fan and one of Richland's best dressed men. He always wore the finest clothes. If you could dress like Otis, you were always in style. Otis could have been a model for GQ. The Brown family and Otis proved once again that here in America a few people with courage, dignity, style and manners can make a majority. Don't forget basketball talent too. Someone said that Chris Childs' (former NY Knick and Boise State player) spent some time in Richland. Did he ever play for the Bombers? Tom Tracy '55 Gordon: Speaking of Akies and Okies:... At a meeting of Intl Fire Chiefs in the Mid 70s... I listened to the Fire Chief of Little Rock comment: "In a Southern boot camp, our drill instructor had all kids from Ark and OK and he told us... Look you guys we're all going to get ready to go take Japan... just like we took California... without losing a man"!!! Seems like a lot of them came to Richland. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne (55) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Yes, Sandra, I remember going to the Passport Plunge in Pasco. Think my mom always took us. And I really remember picking the wild asparagus and having it for dinner. So good. Tell Jim I'm trying to figure out a time to come to Palm Springs and hope we can get together. So maybe we'll see you before too long. -Wynell Williams Fishburne (55) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) and Dr. Corrado Re: Asparagus Yes, we used to go down to the banks of the Columbia (before McNary Dam, anyway) and pick wild asparagus. The dam raised the water level above where the asparagus grew. Re: Studebakers: When we moved to Richland in 1951, we had a 1947 DeSoto. When it finally reached the point where we had to take it out behind Chief Jo and shoot it, my father, after some in-depth analysis and much haggling, bought a new blue 1957 Studebaker. My father had that car until 1962, by which time I had graduated from the University of Illinois and started working at IBM in Poughkeepsie NY. To make a long story short, I bought it from him with 80,000 miles on it and managed to get another 20,000 out of it before trading it in on a new 1963 SAAB model 96. The last I saw the old Studebaker, it was sitting on the lot in Fishkill, NY where I bought the SAAB. I still see both of them in my dreams from time to time ... the Studebaker and the SAAB. Re: Dr. Corrado I too was a patient of Dr. Corrado and send my condolences to his family and friends. My allergies were less severe in Richland than they had been in Philadelphia, where I came from. Essentially, the only thing in Richland that bothered me was the grasses... I'm allergic to all of them except giant wild rye. :-) -Ed Borasky (59) ~ Aloha, OR ******************************************** >>From: Dave Vallely (60) Re: Human relations As a third grader living at 523 E. Street in North Richland, I learned a great lesson when a gang of kids were playing in our yard, and my mother was holding a young black girl who kept rubbing mom's face. After watching her and then questioning her action, we found out she was trying to see if the white would come off so mom would look black, like a normal person. Prejudice is just another word for ignorance, that girl had never been around whites and just didn't know anything about people of other colors. I learned to try and look at things from others perspective as their life's experiences will affect how they see people and events. North Richland was a melting pot with people from all over the country and most of us with no local ties so we made friends with people from many different backgrounds whom we would most likely never have met without the Richland experience. Yes, the 600 block was the colored section, just across the street from the block long playground in front of John Ball School. My brother Jim (59) and I spent a lot of time there when not down by the river or out in the desert with friends from all over North Richland. Norris & C.W. Brown lived in the 600 block about "G" street and I had the good fortune to spend some time with them and their family. Not many people knew that the basketball player of the family was their mom. Racial prejudice did exist in Richland and no doubt still does, but to a much lesser degree because of the lessons we learned and hopefully are passing on to our children. "Teach Your Children Well" Bombers Rule!! Good on ya!! -Dave Vallely (60) ~ Vancouver, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMeyer (62) Re: Lost Classmates Help, We have lost the whereabouts of Keith Crownover and Jeanne Dahl Stark. We had their last known addresses, but our information packet we sent them came back "address unknown". If you have any information, please e-mail me. Bomber cheer, -Jeff DeMeyer (62) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) I had Mr. Labrecque for 2nd year French in his 1st or 2nd year of teaching at Col Hi I believe. I always enjoyed him. He attempted to get us to think politically as well as in French. At the time, I didn't have a clue! One of my favorite things about his class though, was I was hungry by mid afternoon, having not eaten lunch probably, and he always had raisins to share. He seemed very kind and intelligent--and he messed around with my name, and once told me I was a natural for French because I had the French nasal cavity for it! -Patricia de la Bretonne (65) ~ blue sky today in beautiful Seattle (not speaking much French these days!) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) You mentioned going by bus to the Passport Plunge to swim. That brought back memories. My Mom, Carol Wingfield, used to take my sister, Jan Wingfield McCallum (68WB), and I swimming there. We went many times. Do you remember the platform hung from the ceiling, over the deep end that we would dive off? There was a rope that we would climb up from the water onto the platform. I remember when I was only about 6 or 7 and Jan was 4 or 5, swimming over to the rope, holding on and the older guys pulling us up onto the platform. Does anyone remember how high the platform was off the water surface? It was probably only about 12' or so, but it seemed like it was 20' high. Sandra, I love your email address, ______________ I assume you are into tennis. My wife, Christa, and I are big into Tennis, having both, called lines at the US Open, and playing in USTA leagues. Maybe I'll change my email address to Wing4Tennis or something like that. :-) Bombers Rule -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Augusta, GA, 73 degrees and raining ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) Today was a sad, sad day. I just found out that the RailRoad Bridge over the Yakima burnt down. I know others will feel the same way, maybe not Wingfield, but most of the other people who used to jump off the bridge, it will be missed. 65 feet to the water, what a rush. I guess I'll have to go out to Denny's and console myself. -Brad Wear (71) ~ Richardson, TX ******************************************** >>From: Jeanette Dyken Yarger (73) Re: LYLE DYKEN (Bomber Booster) My Dad, Lyle Dyken passed away on Feb 22. He was not an alumni; but has been attending Bomber games since about 1947. He was the best Bomber fan around. I remember as a child going to Seattle to many state Bomber basketball tournaments. He could also recite any stat you wanted from any year. He will always be in our hearts. -Jeanette Dyken Yarger (73) ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) I am sorry to hear of Dr. Corrado's passing. He was our family doctor for years when I lived in Richland, and was my father's doctor clear up until he retired. I was also saddened to hear of my fellow classmate's death, Shirley Booth (77). I have known Shirley since grade school at Marcus Whitman. My deepest sympathies to both families. To: Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) Wow does seeing your name take me back! So good to see your entry in the Sandstorm. I hope your memories of me are good ones. To: Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) I hear Loni is in the Seattle area, and that she keeps in touch with Anna Patton. If you can find Anna, maybe you can find Loni as well. If you get a hold of either of them, please tell them hello. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) ******************************************** >>From: Gil Gilstrap (79) To: Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) Ms. Hays I remember your class well. I am so thankful for the editing that goes on my reports to the Sandstorm because you would be so ashamed of me for my lack of grammar. *LOL* I, too, am glad to see that you are well and still going strong. How is your son, Bob, doing? Last time I saw him was in school. Again to the editor: Thanks for the grammar fixes on my letters. I hate writing, as you can so easily tell. gilly79 -Gil Gilstrap (79) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Ron Brown Date: Sun Feb 25 07:01:52 2001 Trying to find Sherry McCulley Class of 1975 Dear friends My name is Ron Brown, I am a friend of Sherry McCulleys. Haven't seen her since 1976 in Spokane. Last I heard she was getting married. Would love to hear from her. If you know how she is please let me know. Thanks very much -Ron *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/01 ~ MARDI GRAS DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts (49), Grace DeVincentis (50WB), Sandra Atwater (51), Missy Keeney (59), Bill Moyers (60), Mary Ray (61), Verla Farrens (61), Helen Cross (62), Judy Shibly (63), Ray Stein (64), Phil Jones (69), Larry Crouch (71), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) To: Betty Conner Sansom (52) To earn money in between school years, some of us worked for GE mowing lawns during the day or watering lawns during the night shift that started at midnight. It was a young and rowdy crew racing our assigned pick up trucks that had a governor on them to keep them under 50 mph. A few times the daytime night owls would meet us in the cemetery to wind down their evening party. And, on occasion, the girlfriends would join us in our pick ups for hugs and smooches. Betty, the point of all this is, that one of my partners was Doug Sansom, a good Mormon boy who learned more than watering lawns on those midnight rides. Incidentally, it didn't take a lot of brain power to water lawns, but it was a good way to make a buck or two. He was a good partner, we had many a late night discussion about the affairs of the world and I enjoyed his company. Any relation? -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Grace DeVincentis Spice (50WB) I would like to add my sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Corrado. He was a dear, kind and gentle man loved by all. I remember congratulating him on the beautiful bldg. that bears his name and his response to me was, "Yes, isn't it nice and all I wanted was my own parking space". He will be missed. -Grace DeVincentis Spice (50WB) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) When I wrote about the bus taking people to the Navy pool, I meant while the Navy was still there. There was a teacher in an elementary school that somehow was able to get a bus to take a bunch of we kids to swim there. We would take some of the tests that the Navy did. After the Navy left, someone leased the pool and then it was the Passport Plunge. Ann Pearson Burrows (50) and I were lifeguards there. The teacher also would teach life saving at the small pool down by the river. Anyone remember that? -Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney (59) With all the discussion the the black students who shared our Bomber sports and halls and traditions, I have a memory that needs clarification. In 1957 Norris Brown was Tolo King, Pete Larrick and Bill Johnson were senior princes, John Meyer and C.W. Brown were Junior princes and I believe the Sophomore princes were Dave Carlson and Bill Lipke. One of the Tolo activities was a dance at the Kennewick Social Club and it was my understanding that when Norris and C.W. Brown arrived with their escorts that the Kennewick Social Club tried to enforce its' policy that prohibited admission to blacks. Was anyone at this event who could discuss what happened and the outcome?? I would also like to express my condolences to the Corrado family. -Missy Keeney (59) ~ beautiful downtown Richland 40+ degrees ******************************************** >>From: Bill Moyers (60) Re: Old Studebakers Someone brought up the subject of the gray Studebaker Larks that were in the government motor pool in the late 50s and early 60s. I remember them well, as I had a part- time job working Friday nights and Sunday nights, collecting time cards from the 100 and 200 areas after midnight and driving them to the payroll offices in the old 700 area downtown. We worked 11pm to 5am on those nights. We'd check out a car from the motor pool and always ask for a Lark because they were the hot rods, relative to all the others. They were equipped with a big V8, standard transmission, and were a light car. They'd fairly fly. We drove them at very high speeds on the deserted Hanford area roads in the wee hours, and raced the clock to see how fast we could make the rounds. It was foolish, but we were really cool back in those days!! The next best choice in the motor pool was the '55 Fords, also gray, with a V8 (272 cu. in, not as hot as the Studebaker V8), but with stick shift and fun to hot rod around the area roads. I worked with Jim Smith (59), Jeff Thompson (60), and Ken, whose last name I've now forgotten, but who was from Kennewick. When we got the time cards back to the payroll offices, we often worked with Ernie Smith's (60) mother who was one of the payroll clerks that drew the late night work shift processing the time cards with us "delivery driver" boys. Does anybody know the whereabouts of Jim Smith (59), alias "Smitty", or of Jeff Thompson (60), alias "Thumper", or of Ernie Smith (60)? I haven't seen any of their names appear in any of the Sandstorm issues. -Bill Moyers (60) ~ Vancouver, WA ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) Re: Dr. Corrado My condolences to the Corrado family. Dr. Corrado lived across the street from me on Johnston and made house calls when my sister, Margaret Ray (69WB), was confined to bed for a year due to nephritis. I don't know how common place house calls were with other doctors, but Dr. Corrado managed to fit them into his schedule. It showed that he really cared about his patients. Dr. Corrado was a very nice man and a credit to his profession. I am sure that he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Re: Race Relations When I describe the town where I grew up to someone, I usually start out by saying that it was a very special place. Then I get that look. You know, that whatever you say look. I go on to tell them that we had no racism, unemployment, or crime. Most people find it hard to believe that such a place ever really existed, but we all know that it did and that is what counts. The few minority students in school during my time were never ostracized and as a result, they did not hesitate to participate in school activities right along with everyone else. Several excelled socially and were elected to popular honors. Ernie Trujillo (59) was elected Tolo King his senior year and Maurice Wallace (62) was elected Tolo Prince his junior year. Although racism never outwardly reared its ugly head in Richland while I was there, it must have been going on behind the scenes. Since we only had a few minority students in school, it stands to reason that only a few minority workers were being hired to work in Richland. I don't remember any minority teachers, office staff, counselors, cooks, or custodians working at Col Hi. Of course, I can only speak on this issue from my own personal observations and experiences during the period of time that I lived in Richland between 1948 and 1961. -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** >>From: Verla Farrens Gardner (61) Re: Lost classmates Hello alumni of RHS and all others interested individuals Frequently the question arises "do you know where ___ is". when seeking to locate a former classmates. One of the best places to start is the Richland phone book... or internet listings. I have kept a Richland phone book in my home as long as my parents were alive, so if they needed help I could respond quickly and responsibly until I had time to get to them. A great number of RHS graduates parents have stayed in Richland, or stayed until death. Another source would be their neighbors if you know such. Some cities have cross- index phone books. Richland may or may not have a cross- index, but I think they probably do. First place to start in people tracing is where they "left off"... according to my training in tracking down people. Which started when I was working in Washington D.C. for the C.I.A. -Verla Farrens Gardner (61) ~ Oregon City, OR - Weather is in the 40s and no rain is in site for several days. ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Keith Crownover (62) Re: Lost Classmates Keith, Where are you? You are one of the original from Spalding. You and I go way back, and I know you came to at least one of our reunions. Hope we find you, or you find us before our coming 40th! To: Jeanette Dyken Yarger (73) My condolences on the recent loss of your father. My father, Ken Cross, who passed away on February 5, l999 probably knew him, because my Dad was also a big Bomber fan. Maybe they are still rooting together up in Heaven... hope so. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Shibly Cozad (63) Re: Something to go with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy A Carmichael/Col Hi cookie recipe to go with your mashed potatoes and hamburger gravy. My mother, Mary Shibly, still living on Goethals in Richland, was a cook in various Richland schools for years. SHE AND HER ASSOCIATES WERE THE BEST COOKS (and she still is!)!!! HOKY POKY COOKIES: Cream together: 2 1/4 cups brown sugar 1 cup shortening 2 eggs 2 scant cups flour 2 cups oatmeal/rolled oats 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon (I use more) 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (can adjust to your taste) 1/2 cup coconut (this really makes a difference in the taste) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (can adjust to your taste) 1/2 cup raisins (can adjust to your taste) Drop on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 8-10 minutes. E N J O Y ! ! ! In order to give the school kids one large cookie, the cooks used an ice cream scoop to make these cookies. These cookies are my family and all our friends favorites. One of my daughter's boyfriends used to say: "Mrs. Cozad, it's HOKY TIME" when he wanted Hoky Poky cookies. The next Christmas, I gave him a Hoky Poky recipe in his Christmas stocking! -Judy Shibly Cozad (63) ~ San Jose, CA - it's nice and sunny today! ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein (64) Re: Col-Hi Sports History Just wondered how many out there know what the people in this picture http://rhs1964.tripod.com/64ColPg36sports.jpg are doing? The picture illustrates a unique chapter in Col-Hi's sports history, that has been largely ignored. -Ray Stein (64) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To: Pam and Jerry and the other Corrado kids My deepest sympathy over the loss of your father. I am very saddened by his passing. The community has lost a true humanitarian and the medical community a caring professional and I feel I lost a friend. I can't remember when Dr. Corrado wasn't around to treat my allergies and other ailments. He was a godsend to both my parents. He saw my mother through some very rough times and she absolutely idolized him. Most recently, Dr. Corrado found, while my dad was repairing one of his appliances at his home, that his lungs sounded funny. While this didn't lead to the diagnosis of his cancer in time, it did begin my dad's treatment. He and Pam were wonderful. The last time my dad was in his office, Dr. Corrado and Pam made him feel so cared about. He had seen Dr. Hamner in the same office and Dr. Corrado and Pam would not let my dad leave without them sharing some time with him and showing how much they cared about him. My dad knew his case was serious but their caring made things a little better. Dr. Corrado made lots of people feel better. He did his business the way my dad did his business. You get your work done, you do a little visiting, you share a little personal time. It is rare to find that today. It's a little touch of Mayberry and it makes a big difference. You just couldn't know Dr. Corrado and not know that he genuinely cared about people. I was very saddened to hear about his death and I know I will miss him very much. God be with his family. To: Brad Wear (71) Fear not Brad. The wooden support on the Yakima River Train Bridge was on the south end of the bridge. We never used that side in the middle of the night when we were jumping off the bridge. How many versions of the story were out there, by the way, where "somebody" (we heard Gary O'Roarke) jumped off the bridge and upon impact with the water, punctured a dead bloated cow floating in the river. The puncturer reportedly crawled to shore covered in cow and throwing up. Nice mental image here, huh? Never heard this story from the real person who did it. Just heard it happened a couple of people removed. A legendary story that smells of fish (or cow) and made the fear of jumping off the bridge at night that much scarier. I wonder if jumping off that bridge was still a thing to do? -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Crouch (71) Re: River Bridge To: Brad Wear (71) Brad, I was in Richland when bridge burned down... I thought the same thing, no more waiting as the train come and jumping. Seemed to be so far as a kid. I think the first time I jumped time stood still, took at least 5 minutes for me to hit water. Oh well another Richland rite of passage gone. -Larry Crouch (71) ~ Northglenn, CO ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Mr. Labrecque I too took Canadian History from him as well, yes he was a fun teacher. I do remember that (I think once or twice a month) on weekends, he would visit inmates at Walla Walla State Prisons. I think he was helping them... building up their self confidence and preparing them for the outside world. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Glenn Turner (49), Betty Conner (52), Frank Osgard (63), Robert Shipp (64), Patti Spencer (65), Nola Alderman (69), Peggy Roesch (71), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glenn Turner (49) Re: Watering Lawns Dick Roberts' (49) story about watering lawns for GE reminded me that I also had that as a summer job. However, I apparently missed out on some of the good stuff! My job was to water the football field at Col Hi, which pretty much took the whole day. I didn't have a pickup truck as I had no need to go anywhere else. As I remember, we were paid $1 per hour which was good pay in those days. -Glenn Turner (49) ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom (52) To: Dick Roberts (49) Yes - Doug Sansom (52) is related. He's my husband, still after 46 years and counting, and the father of our 6 children. That WAS quite a job, wasn't it? If you remember, I was well supplied with beautiful flowers that summer, and the most beautiful ROSES!! He has many fond memories of you, also. I always wondered how Richland was still green at the end of that summer. It was a fun, and mostly care-free time. Wonder how many it takes to keep it watered now? Keep in touch... my e-mail is listed on the '52 site. -Betty Conner Sansom (52) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63WB) Re: "Wizzer Stein's Picture" - http://rhs1964.tripod.com/64ColPg36sports.jpg I recognize the picture, it was taken in 1963, the Monday after the Bombers spanked Mac Blesoe and the Ellensburg Hay Seeds 103-59, to qualify for State. This is a picture taken in the Boys' Gym, for the public reading of the Parental Permission slips to miss school and attend the State Tournament. In the picture is the beautiful Susan Knox (64) handing the slips to Tom (The administrator later to be known as Ken Starr) Lyda. Ed Haag is comparing the signature to the report card roster and Fran Rish is trying to cover his mouth with the mike, to keep from laughing at some of efforts. I'm pretty sure that is Frank Whiteside (63) standing behind Mr. Haag in his FFA jacket. As I recall some 22% of the parental notes were written and signed by Ken Wright (63), with an additional 15% the product of LaMont DeJong (63). I tried to bypass the parental note program, by kissing up to some attendance office girl. Figuring that Franks charm would keep Franks name in the right box. Not fully understanding the term commitment, I was in the wrong box right after the Bellevue game. Waiting for gas prices to go down, so the S.S. Frank can get back on the road to MTV's Spring Break -Frank Osgard (63WB) ******************************************** >>From: Robert Shipp (64) Re: Col-Hi Sports History To: Ray Stein (64) I'm not sure what's going on in your picture - it looks like some kind of drawing - but I think I recognize the people involved: Susan Knox (64), Mr. Lyda, Mr. Haag, and Mr. Rish. Do I get partial credit? At first I thought it had something to do with the promotion where students had an opportunity to buy "title" to part of the new gym floor (my square foot was on the east free throw line), but I don't remember a drawing associated with that. Does anyone else remember "buying" the floor? How much did a square foot cost? I'm sure it wasn't more than a dollar. And what did the money go for? -Robert Shipp (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Spencer (65) Re: Dr. Corrado I would like to add my sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Corrado. Although I didn't know Dr. Corrado personally, my parents were good friends of theirs. Dr. Corrado belonged to the "Over the Hill" group consisting of Mr. Mathis, Mr. Compton, Jack Hills and my dad, Homer Spencer. They were born within a month of each other and always got together to celebrate their birthdays. They are all gone now except for my father. Mom and Dad were shocked and saddened to here of his sudden passage. He will be missed... My dad's birthday will be a lonely one without him and the others. -Patti Spencer (65) ******************************************** >>From: Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) Dr. Corrado what is to say, one of the kindest most knowledgeable person I have ever had the pleasure to know!!!!! 14 years ago when no one else would listen he diagnosed me with chronic fatigue and proceeded to treat me. I haven't had an attack in nearly 10 years thanks to his research and belief in the problem being real and not imaginary. I don't know the other children but my sympathies go to Jerry (69) and his family. The Tri-Cities lost a great understanding Dr. but the family lost a great man!!!!!!! -Nola Alderman Lobdell (69) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Roesch Wallan (71) To: Gordon McDonald (56) I grew up in Richland during the 50s and 60s (left in 71 for college), too. The circle of friends I grew up with -- the nucleus being the longest-running bridge club in history, I think -- included the Ko family (Alice and Roy, kids Karen, David and Elaine), who lived down Butternut Ave. from us. So, yes, in Richland there were Americans with Japanese ancestors. Our circle -- the Drivers and Derouins of Pasco, the Careys and Watsons and Woods and Kos and Felts of Richland -- was much less concerned about racial backgrounds than being people of good character. My best buddy during the last couple of years of high school, who saw me through my broken heart after Gary Cadd dumped me for a cute little blonde who lived in Yakima while we were at his church camp for Pete's sake (Tedd -- your little brother?; you may kick him in the shins for me) ... what was I saying ... oh, yeah: the best man, third only to my husband and my Dad, I've ever met: Calvin Shirley (71). Calvin described himself as "paper- sack brown" and emphatically did not like being lumped in a category of "black." Although he related to me stories of what it was like to visit relatives in the South (a place I hope to never visit), the "color" isn't what drove his character. ("Drove" as opposed to "helped shape".) His Christian faith was deep, and his sense of decency and kindness and responsibility was as charming as his wonderful wit. He didn't seem to need to join a black student union to make any points about who he was or to try to build up self-esteem; Calvin did it the old- fashioned way by doing the work himself. He was the only MAN I knew during high school, as opposed to the boys, and it wasn't a color thing. Calvin was Calvin, good for him. And as I write this, I wonder how Calvin and the Ko's and the Mitchells and the Halls et al would feel about all this. Are we talking behind their backs? As my parents' daughter, I grew up not defining people by their ancestry or religion. I guess my family just had an "icky-quotient." We didn't like icky people. I still don't like icky people. You'll find them in every shape and color and faith-based-belief-system, but icky is icky. I'm a bigot on ickiness. And proud of it. -Peggy Roesch Wallan (71) ~ Spanaway, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Remember the old "Peanuts" comic strip, where its the end of the school year, and all the kids are running out excited about the beginning of summer vacation, and the school lets out a big ol' *sigh!* in relief of having a chance to finally catch its breath? Well, I can imagine that something similar happens every afternoon when classes are dismissed from RHS, HHS, HMS and Jason Lee. The schools (and their staff, undoubtedly) breath a sigh of relief that they made it through one more day without any catastrophes large enough to have to send the kids home early. One more day of trying to keep the kids safe from the hazards at the schools... In two weeks, on March 13th, the citizens of Richland and West Richland will be asked to vote on a bond that will solve this "tired school syndrome". When the bond passes, Jason Lee will be built anew on a different portion of the campus. Hanford Middle School will be relocated and built anew in West Richland. Parts of RHS will be modernized, rebuilt and brought into compliance with today's building codes. HHS will be expanded, and rebuilt at its current location. These 4 schools, which serve 47% of the district's student population, desire to attend class at schools where they don't have to bring their own drinking water (because the water available is "orange" and "smells and tastes funny"), and where they don't have to worry about having the ceiling fall in on them, and where they can plug in a computer and expect the outlet to actually work (and not blow a circuit!). Few people would tolerate conditions like this in their home - - why should our kids have to at school? But, before these vital projects can be undertaken, we need YOUR support of this bond! In order for the election to even be validated, we need 10,000 people just to vote! And, for the bond to pass, 6,000 of those need to vote YES! Please help continue the excellence of education in Richland. Please VOTE YES! on March 13th. Your ONE vote really could make the difference! http://www.richlandschools.com for more info, or call me at 967-9604. -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ Sunny-shiny & warm in West Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2001 ~ March, 2001