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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/01/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and another Spudnut lover today: Dick Epler (52), Gary Scholl (56), Nancy JOnes (60), Patti Jones (60), Sandra Genoway (62), Earl Bennett (63), Frank Whiteside (63), David Rivers (65), Donna Fredette (65), Louise Moyers (65), Kellie Walsh (77), Kim Edgar (79), Teena Stoner (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Epler (52) I rather liked what Peggy Roesch Wallan (71) said in Wednesday's Sandstorm about growing up in Richland during the 50s and 60s (you knew I would, Maren). She seemed to suggest that there are icky people and there are interesting people, and "color" got nothing to do with either. -Dick Epler (52) ~ Mt. Vernon, OR ******************************************** >>From: Gary Scholl (56) Re: Quake We rode out the quake in Redmond very well at my house no visible damage at this point. Did not even loose a picture off the wall ar any thing off a shelf. I hope everyone did as well as I did. -Gary Scholl (56) ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Jones Larsen Pritchard (60) I was so sorry to hear about Dr. Corrado. I worked for him all through high school. He was a wonderful and compassionate doctor. He treated each of his patients as though they were family. My mother was his patient. When she died in 1967 he had me over to his home to talk about my Mother's problems and her death. A real sweetheart. He gave a lot back to the community. I hope this gets back to his family. He will be truly missed by many. -Nancy Jones Larsen Pritchard (60) ********************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) Re: Blacks in Richland In the summer of 1957 my dad, Harold Jones (Bus Driver) who never missed a Bomber basketball game unless sick, was selling real estate part time. His bus driving schedule allowed him four hours during the day working a split shift plus normal week-ends off. Dad had an appointment to show a house right off of GWWay close to the uptown. He asked me if I would like to go with him (another great part of Richland youngsters were allowed as long as they behaved at so many places. I was 15 and always enjoyed going any place dad went. The people arrived. Dad took them on a walk through. After the couple left, Dad and I were still in the yard when the neighbors came over to ask Dad questions. The couple that looked at the house was black. The major question was if the black couple were buying the house. After the neighbors left Dad and I got in the car to leave. He turned to me to explain what had just happened. I had no comprehension of what just happened. He said, "the neighbors were concerned that black people were moving into the neighborhood". Then an explanation of prejudice followed. I had not been taught any prejudice by my parents, at school or in anything I had done in the years of living in Bomberville. Acceptance of all was what I knew. I'm not clear that I understood it all then. In 1962 when I moved to San Jose I did learn quite quickly what prejudice is about. Having a discussion with a group of people in their early 20s one night prejudice came up in conversation. I asked many questions about being prejudice. I felt after that conversation that people really didn't understand their own prejudices. Thankfully, I was not raised or taught to be prejudice. Bomberville was the greatest place to be raised, still is. Re: Peanut Butter Cookies A couple of years ago I decided to try the recipe on the Jiff jar for Peanut Butter cookies. Outstanding. Did not at the time relate them to the cookies we had at school. I sure do now. The recipe that appeared in the Sandstorm recently is almost the same as the Jiff jar. I believe the Jiff peanut butter is what gave it the taste of old times. Re: School lunches All of the discussion about school lunches reminded me of waiting in line in the hallway to go for lunch at in the cafeteria at Spalding. By then the smell in the hallway was so delicious, couldn't wait to eat. I always ate lunch in the cafeteria even through high school gladly because the food was so great. Hamburger Gravy was definitely a favorite. Re: Earthquake Jerry Dudley (53) e-mailed me this afternoon asking about my experience of the earthquake. Decided to put it in the Sandstorm. My work is at home usually until 10:00 at night. Just finishing a phone call with a friend, decided I best get a shower, get dressed and be ready for my appointment at 11:30am by phone. *Blush* A couple of minutes after I got into the shower I heard some rumbling which is typical when McCord soldiers are going through their shooting drills. McCord is about ten miles south of where I live. When the soldiers are going through their drills my windows will rattle some. The rumbling continued to get stronger. This is an Earthquake! Grabbing three towels sitting on the toilet I covered myself while running to the front door. My neighbor Christy (female thank God) was out on the grass catching my dog Windy, who darted out as soon as I opened the front door. Even as the endless earthquake continued, Christy was trying to get me to come out on the grass until it stopped. I told her "No. Not in a towel!" The earthquake was still going, it felt like it would never stop. The house shook to the point it felt like it was lifting off it's foundation. The house where I live, was built in the late 50s. I am in the family room of the house, it has been turned into an apt. that is about 800 ft. From the shower to the front door is approximately 12 feet. When the house quit shaking I went back to the closet by the bathroom grabbed my bathrobe went straight back to the front door. (The door to the closet where my robe was, was closed.) Decided as long as there was no after shock, best get my clothes on. After I dressed I returned to the front door. Within a few minutes my phone began to ring. Within in an hour my children were on the phone checking in to let me know they were OK as well as their spouses and children. A friend of my daughter in Australia heard the news and e-mailed her to let her know what had happened. Aussie daughter called immediately to check in on all of us. From there the phone continued to ring with friends calling to check on me and to share their stories. One friend said "You seem very calm in comparison to your experiences of earthquakes in California." I have been through earthquakes of 3.0 up to 6.2. The 6.2 earthquake in CA was just before I moved back to Washington in 1984. I decided after that earthquake it was back to Washington for me where the Earthquakes are less. Now lol. Amongst the phone calls I turned on the news to find out the earthquake was more devastating than I knew here at Browns Point. A man who works for the owner came around checking the damage of the house, as well as the four plex next door it was scary when he pointed out all the cracks and boards pulled away from the structure. The shower where I was had cracked tile, ceiling tiles coming down and splits around the ceiling. Overall, the house took the stress very well. When I reflect back to that few minutes this morning the shaking inside of me did calm quickly, but now I'm feeling an unrest 12 hours later. The news telling all the different damage around western washington, points out to that God was looking out for all of us here in Western Washington. The other part of the earthquake story is that I am a Psychic Counselor. Jerry I'm sure is curious if I had seen the earthquake psychically. It was predicted by me in a client's reading in late October. This client called this afternoon to remind me of what I said, "It would be a big earthquake, very few would be injured, damage would be done". Another client called to tell me that I had talked about an earthquake with her two weeks ago. My wish would be not to go through a big earthquake again. Enough for now as there is definitely more to the story. Thankfully I have been taught how to handle an earthquake. The phone and a bathrobe will be with me in the shower from now on. LOL God Bless Everyone -Patti Jones (60) ~ The ground is calm. The wind is calm. The temperature tonight about 38. Thankful to be alive at Browns Point, WA About 16 miles northwest of the earthquake epicenter and looking forward to next trip Bomberville ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: Earthquake These posts were sent to family and friends in Eastern WA just after the earthquake. I updated it a little before sending on to Sandstorm. Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 11:49:17 -0800 Subject: A S H A K E R! SHOCKER At around 11:00 a.m. today, we were rockin' and rollin' here in Edmonds. We now know the epicenter was just South of Seattle -- a 6.8! It lasted for at least 30 seconds (a long one); George was on the phone, and I yelled at him to get out of his bedroom that has bookshelves full of books. He had to break off on one of his interpreting phone calls -- something he is not supposed to do, ever. But, after I yelled at him a couple of times, and he felt the shaking, actually more ROLLING, he got up and came out into the hallway with me. I am listening to the television now. We are seeing one fire on a roof of a building on a West Seattle warehouse, from the television helicopter camera. We thought it was another one on the Duvall fault, like the one we had in 1996 (a 5.4) which was only felt in this area. But today, I could tell that if this was one of "the big ones" it had to have hit Seattle. Sure enough, it was! Usually we do not feel their earthquakes out here, but during this past week I have been feeling little movements out here while in our apartment. The TV station had their big lights in the ceilings fall down. Only damage report, so far. Many people in the high rises downtown got pretty well shaken up; some ran out of the buildings. Downtown is built on fill sand, and if we have a big one, all of that area will be in BIG trouble. George and I braced ourselves against the walls in our hallway, the only space away from all glass, except for the light fixture. You can believe there were a lot of prayers being said. Last night during Mari Gras, there were thousands of people in the streets in Pioneer Square past 2:00 a.m. It is lucky for them this did not happen last night. Already they are showing bricks on the streets from the older buildings in downtown Seattle. No fires are seen from the TV helicopters; no reports of any gas mains broken, so far. We had seismic reports of first, 6.2, then 6.4; later, it was 7.0, then down graded to a 6.8 at Golden, CO. It was 35 miles deep, which is deep, and it is considered to be very damaging. We are concerned there will be after shocks, or there could be a larger quake hit, again. A large quake could hit the Puget Sound region at any time (a 9.0 or less). If that one hits, please, please say as many prayers for all of us as you can. If this activity continues over a period of several days, it could indicate that the large one will hit. We will get out of here and head east, if further quakes continue to happen. This morning, CHELAN; it was a 3.0. This could also be an indication of seismic activity at Mt. Rainier. Did you feel it there in the Tri-Cities? What about the one today? We are hearing that buildings were swaying in Portland for 30 seconds; Spokane also felt this earthquake. We are seeing that in Pioneer Square, there is extensive damage to buildings and parking lots. The epicenter is south of Tacoma. There may be even more damage in that area, than in this area. 30 miles deep; 6.2 from the Alaska seismic center. And, they are concerned about a tsunami hitting our area. That means downtown Edmonds would have to evacuate, and they would not have much time to do so -- perhaps two to five minutes. We are hearing that some damage was done to Harborview Hospital (the main hospital downtown); they can still receive critical patients who are injured, but they do have structural and water pipe/gas line damage inside the building. Power is out to 17,000 people from this earthquake. The phone lines are over used and we cannot get an out line, including land and cell phones. --------------------- UPDATE ---------------------------- The strongest earthquake since 1949's 7.1. Sea-Tac is shut down, due to damage; there are injured people at Harborview, some are critical, from the earthquake. We have heard on TV news there has been a hotel in Olympia (the Olympia Hotel) that had its elevator shaft collapse - ten people are unaccounted for. There are land slides in numerous areas, closing down streets and highways. There was a serious accident on Hwy. 18 (near Renton), a semi jackknifed and hit a car, there may be fatalities. (The ten people were later found and were OK.) We are lucky it has not been raining during the past week; the damage would have been much worse to foundations and due to land slides. UW seismology lab is saying: Golden Colorado has come up with a 7.0 magnitude. The earthquake was 30 miles deep on the Nisqually Delta, we will not have many after shocks, due to the depth. Not a sign of more earthquakes in the months ahead. Thank God! They are saying this was NOT the BIG ONE! There could be a much larger quake hit Seattle, still. If that happens on a Seattle fault, there will be much more serious damage done. The south wing of the Harborview walk-in clinic of the Medical Center has been evacuated. There is not major damage to the hospital and it is still open. There has been some minor damage to this building, however. Some serious damage has been done in Pierce County. The WA State Capital Building has a big crack in the dome. They are still getting information about the damage done in that County. Most schools are still open in Seattle. The schools are being checked for structural damage. King County Executive, Ron Sims, has just declared a "state of emergency" for King County. The WA State Ferry system is shut down, due to structural damage inspection to the docks. The control tower at Sea-Tac, has their big windows were blown out. Sea-Tac is still shut down. The major dock in Seattle, Coleman, just reopened. (Later, Mayor Schell declared the City of Seattle to be a disaster area; Gov. Gary Locke has declared WA State to be in a "state of emergency".) The Cedar River is jammed up, due to downed trees and a land slide. Much of Seattle's water comes from this River and it is now 90% clogged. That's about all I can add right now; I am having a problem getting mail out, even on @HOME cable. We are being told not to use the phones -- the lines are over loaded. (Later reports: Beside the 17,000 who are without power in Seattle, there are also about 200,000 additional power outages in the area. There are about 120 people in the hospitals from injuries. One fire to a house. Two workers were knocked out of a "cherry picker" bucket while working on a highway overpass -- they were seriously hurt, as they fell about 30 feet. 911 is out in downtown Seattle, due to the evacuation of the Courthouse. The calls are being diverted to other 911 stations. Many back-road highways have damage and are shut down. There are large cracks and even some holes and there are also landslides.) -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett (63) From: Earl C. Bennett, III - Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Robert Shipp (64) I'm sure by now you've seen the detailed photo interpretation by Frank Osgard (63WB), so I won't bother with that. As for the sale of gymnasium floor deeds, I think it might have been $2. In any case, I bought four and gave two to my infatuation of the moment, Noreen Peterson (later Hokenson) of Grandview. I met her on a bus trip with a couple dozen other teens on the way to a youth convention at Pacific Lutheran College (now University) over a long weekend. Actually, that "infatuation" became an enduring friendship with romantic undertones that lasted through my four years in the Air Force while she married, bore a daughter Tami, and divorced. We saw each other in Yakima a couple of times after I got back and went to UW, then lost track of each other. She never did come to stand on her Bomber property. Back to the deeds: I believe the proceeds were intended for the costs associated with a big dance, maybe Homecoming, but I'm not really sure. I believe you were pretty good friends with my sister Diney (64). She's planning to retire from Alaska Department of Fish and Game soon, and build a home with her husband (already retired) in Oregon. It's chilly but clear here in Central Virginia, part of a relatively mild winter so far. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside (63) Re: Wizzer Stein's Picture To: Frank Osgard (63WB) Well, you guessed 4 out of the 5 people in the picture correctly, Frank. 80% isn't bad! But I was not the one standing behind Mr. Haag in the picture. I have to admit though, it does look a bit like me at about the age of 12. I also have to confess that I never wore my FFA jacket to school... very few people did. Most of us only wore them for meetings, ceremonies, or competitive events such as fairs or judging events. The jackets also had emblems and embroidery, and they did not have Nehru collars which were popular at that time. I also wore hard contact lenses during my last year of high school. I did go to the State Basketball Tournament one year, but my grades were so lousy that I had to serve detention to make up the time. -Frank Whiteside (63) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Tolo What wonderful memories I have of Tolo... what a great week. The other day, someone asked me what Tolo was... What is Tolo... I mean... well, duh... It's Richland's version of Sadie Hawkins, of course... but why not call it Sadie Hawkins... Well, Duh... because it's Tolo... Hmmmmmmmm, why is it Tolo and not Sadie Hawkins... Does anyone know? Do they still have Tolo; or have we just fallen in line with the rest of the Sadie Hawkins world? If a girl takes you out on "Zip's for a coke" night and backs into a pole, do you still spend the entire evening taking the dent out of her father's new car without ever getting your coke? These are important histortirvical questions, people... surely someone knows the answers... Frank Osgard (63WB)... Where are you when I need you? -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette (65) Re: Richland Hello to all my old friends!! Such a great website! I remember in my senior year at Col-Hi in Girls Choir when the floor started rumbling and I thought it was the heater!!! That was in '65 and the earthquake that we had today was the same type of quake I guess, as well as in '49. It was really really shaking today over here in Redmond (I was home sick this week) I ended up down on the ground in the doorway with my arms over my head like they taught us to do in grade school!! Now they are saying to be under a table and not a doorway but I thought that was what they always said to do. I am having a great time reading all about the past experiences in Richland in the 50s and 60s!! The Spudnut Shop was a great hangout then with free donut holes after the free movies on Saturday! That Arctic Circle sauce was great!! and the chocolate cokes, vanilla cokes and cherry cokes at Zip's were great!!!! The drive in movies were the best (especially sneaking in) and sledding down Carmichael hill in the winter was so much fun! I remember once walking out by that pond that was frozen over and boys were driving their cars over the ice!! Selling Girl Scout cookies for $.50!! Trick or treating all over town without a care in the world and running barefoot all over the place in the summer (well, for most of the year) and the licorice ice cream at Densow Drugs, well we had the best childhood in the world!! My condolences to the Corrado family, he will be missed! He was my allergy doctor through my childhood and he helped me so much! I remember thinking it was so boring in the summer in Richland! I would give anything to be able to have that life again today with no worries!! What great parents we all had!!! I am looking forward to the next get together so much! Love, -Donna Fredette (65) ******************************************** >>From: Louise Moyers (65) Re: Earthquake Wow!! That was some earthquake. Felt very strongly here in Cle Elum, WA. It sounded like a freight train coming towards the house, and then lots of rolling! Knocked several plants on the floor, distributing the dirt everywhere... dolls off the shelves... birdhouses to the ground. Still trying to reach family in Renton and Issaquah. How did you fare in the Seattle area, people? -Louise M. Moyers (65) ~ sunny in Cle Elum, WA ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) Re: Seattle Quake I'm looking at CNN's coverage of the today's shaker in Seattle and I want to tell everyone out there living in Seattle that I sympathize with what you're experiencing. In 1994, we shook with the Northridge Quake (6.9), but our quake wasn't buried 3 miles below the surface as I hear today's was. The Northridge Quake was really different; instead of a rolling type motion, it felt like a giant cosmic jackhammer was pelting the surface --an extremely violent up-and-down motion. And we live just 8 miles from the epicenter in Simi Valley, CA. The roar of the quake was deafening, sounding like a dozen freight trains and was especially frightening because it happened at 4:30 in the morning when it's still pretty dark. We were sound asleep. We had a lot of extensive damage. Our place shook 10 INCHES OFF THE FOUNDATION! Plus, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING flew from the cupboards and frig. Besides all the broken glass and debris, the stench from all the broken items that were once in the frig and pantry was unbelievable. Here's a tip for everyone who lives in an earthquake zone. Part of the frustration and anxiety in the aftermath is not knowing whether your loved ones are okay. Local circuits are overloaded with calls making it impossible to dial a local number. We found that it is much easier to dial an out-of-state number in these type situations. My husband and I know that if we are in separate places when a disaster such as a quake occurs and if local phone lines are jammed, we will each call his folks in Iowa and let them know of our status. That way they can tell us of each other's whereabouts and condition. Hope everyone isn't Sleepless in Seattle. -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) ~ Simi Valley, CA ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Earthquake Wow, this was my first real Earthquake! I thought to myself "So this is what it feels like." The whole office building was swaying. I could see the power poles and wires swaying as well. I was the only one however, to get under a table like we've practiced (twice a year) over the years here at work. I emailed my brother, Gordy Edgar (78), in Waterville (just outside of Wenatchee). He felt it there just as strong. Anyone else out there want to share their experiences? -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio (79) To: Jenny Smart Page (87) Re: Richland school bond Rest assured Jenny, I have already sent my absentee ballot in with an emphatic YES punched out. I even made sure there weren't any chads to contemplate over... (I have to vote absentee because I can never remember to get to the polls - and I'm not even 40! Yet.) -Teena Stoner Giulio (79) ******************************************** >>From: Jack Shrader Sr. Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 17:06:52 -0500 Re: spudnut shops -------- Original Message -------- To: Gary behymer ('64) where can I find a spudnut shop near me I live in Columbus Indiana thanks *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Wiley (63), Marie Ruppert (63), Mary Collins (63), Carol Converse (64), Carolyn Moore (65), Mike Howell (68WB), Jeff Curtis (69), Phyllis Maffei (69), Frank Trent (72), Rick Chapple (72), Debra Dawson (74WB), Sean Lewis (77), Brenda Emigh (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Wiley Wooley (63) Re: Quake Bremerton got a real shaking... Only really frightening part was that I have a daughter at UW and I was concerned until I heard from her that she was ok. I as talking on the phone to my married daughter who lives in Everett when the quake happened. We stayed on the phone through the shaking and then hung up so she could go to her children's school. The two bridges in Bremerton were opened and closed off and on all yesterday. Today seems like they are reopened for good. Didn't wake up during the aftershock at all. There are some things I could live without. This is one of them. A few broken knick knacks and some nerve racking hours until I got the call from the UW daughter... thank God we are on to a better day today. Richland was a really good place to grow up!!!!! -Carol Wiley Wooley (63) ******************************************** >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman (63) Was an absolutely gorgeous day and I was working at the Literacy Council which is housed in the basement of the downtown Bremerton library when slowly the floor started to rock and roll. It got stronger really fast and we all headed for cover then decided to get out while we could. Outside the sun was shining, but the ground felt as though we were on a boat in the sound on a blustery day. It seemed to last much longer than the 40 seconds attributed to it. When we came back inside there was no sign of any damage (the building is well over 50 years old). Not even a book off the shelf! The fire inspectors came through within the hour and pronounced our building fit for habitation. Several others in the area were not so lucky and remain closed. Many students left to check on children, houses, etc., but we worked on. The quake knocked out power to most of the area and the main routes over two bridges that link the two main sides of Bremerton were closed for inspection. It took me four times as long to get home since I had to take the long way home through Silverdale. If only my house had fared as well as the library. While we have no structural damage (as far as we can tell) we lost a lot of glassware - mainly from my china closet. Picture were knocked off walls and furniture, glass broken, plants thrown to the floor and broken, cans toppled from the pantry, etc. Every time I think I'm done with setting things to right, I open a door and stuff comes tumbling out. I'll probably still be finding things out of sorts into next week. All in all we were very lucky. No one was hurt and our Siamese cats, Bonnie and Clyde, are fine if somewhat shell shocked! -Marie Ruppert Hartman (63) ~ Bremerton, WA ******************************************** >>From: Mary Collins Burbage (63) Re: Earthquake Being right up the road from the Nisqually Delta, my house is extremely close to the epicenter. My husband and I are still amazed that we had absolutely no damage to the house and nothing broken inside. I was afraid to go in my house when I came home from work but there were very few things that even fell down on the floor. We consider ourselves extremely lucky. -Mary Collins Burbage (63) - Lacey WA ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Re: Dr. Corrado Your message in the 2-26 Sandstorm, Tom Tracy (55), was just amazing about Dr. Corrado. I agree 100%!! I sent a private message to John (64), but just wanted to state I will truly miss Dr. Corrado also. He was my doctor for many many years. I remember him making calls at the house also. Someone had wondered if he did that. I think all doctors did back in the 50s. Re: Quake I was really shocked to hear about the quake yesterday. I'm hoping everyone is ok! By the time I was through talking with my son last night, it was too late to call my daughter. She lives in Wenatchee. I was just curious to know if she felt it at all. From what was said about Cle Elem and Waterville, I'm assuming that Wenatchee felt it strongly also. Will be anxious to talk with her tonight. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Moore (65) I have to say "Ditto" to Donna Fredette's (65) rundown on our childhood in Richland. Especially, the part about having such wonderful parents. I agree totally! Yesterday, during the "Quake" I was in a meeting with coworkers on the 39th floor of the Key Tower Building in downtown Seattle. We promptly retreated to the floor and under the table! To experience the building swaying north and south was very frightening and 30 seconds that I will always remember. Couldn't get home to Queen Anne fast enough to check on the kitties and the gas main. All was ok. I think we are all very blessed. Thank you, each one of you, for sharing such wonderful memories and thank you too, to those of you who have taken the time to keep them alive through our very own website. God Bless you all. -Carolyn Moore (65) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell (68WB) Re: Earthquake We in the Westport area faired real well from the Earthquake yesterday. It was real interesting. My wife works at Wal-Mart in Aberdeen and she said that shoppers didn't even run outside they just continued to shop. Lots of merchandise fell off the shelves and had to be cleaned up so she didn't get home until late. I have to clean up after a can of paint fell off the shelf in the garage. Other than that we are fine. Thank You to all the people who emailed me to see if we were okay. Well we are just fine. It was No big thing here like it was in Olympia. My heart goes out to some friends who lost their home and their dog in the quake in the Oly area. I am just thankful that there were no actual deaths or entrapment with this Quake. It could have been so much worse. Again Thank you for your concern guys. -Mike Howell (68WB) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis (69) Re: The Shakes In Seattle THAT was interesting! I was at work Wednesday morning in the Kent valley and the whole building started rolling, a little at first and then very quickly it built to a violent shaking. I could see the waves rolling down the length of the floor, light fixtures swinging back and forth banging on the walls and the ceiling, cubicle walls wagging with the roll of the floor. All the power went out about 10 seconds into it. And it just kept going. We couldn't tell if it was going to start calming down or suddenly get a lot worse with one big jolt. It never did but it was scary enough. Count to 30 or 40 real slowly and then imagine that the walls around you are wobbling and you are being thrown back and forth by this uncontrollable force. You also become aware that its happening everywhere for miles around not just in the building you happen to be in. Like I said, it built quickly and then stayed at that intensity for a looooong time. Our offices, heck the whole valley I work in, is built on fill over wetlands. Might as well have been on a bowl of Jell-O. You could hear this dull roar kind of like low, quiet thunder punctuated by things falling and banging into other things. All the normal ambient sound stopped immediately after the quake began. We have white-noise generators hanging from the ceiling that went silent and everybody just shut up and hung on. It took me a few seconds to get my balance and then, when it was obviously going to go on for a while, I hobbled into a doorway and rode the rest of it out. When things finally calmed down I exited the building and stood in the parking lot with all my co-workers. Even then it was still trembling slightly through the pavement of the parking lot. At first I thought that it was just me doing a Barney Fife. But when I could see the cars in the lot still jiggling slightly, I realized it hadn't completely faded away. Although it was a "natural" event there was nothing natural about the way it felt. As it turns out, however, surviving a major earthquake with those who work beside you everyday makes for a great and immediate topic of conversation. I mean, we really weren't going to do any serious work for a while. So everyone chatted it up in the parking lot and basically calmed each other down. We listened to the news on someone's car radio... centered ten miles ENE of Olympia... 6.8 ... Sea Tac and Boeing Field closed. THEN it was interesting. But by now the media have managed to beat the living daylights out of the story. Some cool stuff though. Like the women's gymnastic team from Western Michigan that was in town for a meet with PLU I think. They had chosen instead of going to the Pike Place Market to go up the Space Needle and were on top when it hit. Six hundred feet in the air in a pie pan that rests on top of three big coat hangers. The elevators were inoperable for over an hour and they were stuck up there the whole time. Now that's really paying for a view! I heard they won their meet today though. I tried to call my wife but the phone lines were jammed with those who had that thought about that just a little before I did. I got in my car and headed home to see if I still had a standing house and found out pretty quickly where everyone in the county was that wasn't on a phone. They were all on the roads... in front of me. And they weren't moving. Western Washington got the answer to the age old question, "What would happen if everyone decided to get on the roadways at the same time?" It wasn't pretty. It took me three hours to drive 23 miles and I considered myself lucky that it didn't take longer. My house stood tall and unscathed. Its 90 years old now and has been through a few of these in it's day without any major problems. But we had added on an upper floor and it hadn't ever been through one this big with the weight of those new dormers on the top. I guess the contractor knew what he was doing as everything stood up fine. I think the link below fairly well sums it up: JEfF CUrtIs (69) SeAttLE, wAShInGToN........ ******************************************** >>From: Phyllis Maffei Wilson (69) This is such a neat site. It is so nice to see the names of the grads. You don't realize how much you miss the people you saw for four years, then no one for twenty so years. I live in Yakima, and I felt the quake while at work. I work for the Department of Corrections here in Yakima. I have made all the good food here at work that I used to love at school... the cinnamon rolls, the hamburger gravy, etc. The offenders seem to like it and I am teaching them to make the same things. I also visit the Tastee Freeze and Zip's on occasion when I am in town. Not very often any more. Too busy with my days off of Sunday & Mondays. Too busy!!!!!!! Glad to talk to you. -Phyllis Maffei Wilson (69) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent (72) Re: Earthquake We got quite a shaking in Tacoma, but no structural damaged at my house in Northshore. My brother Val (70) lives in Seattle's Eastside, and said his house foundation was cracked, but nothing else really damaged. We both had stuff knocked down, like pictures and things on shelves. The continuing shaking and loud rumbling was incredible, and lasted about 40 seconds. For the first 10 seconds or so there was increasing rumbling and a little movement. Then it seemed like all hell broke loose. It sounded like a train coming through the house and you could see, and feel, the house moving about two feet from side to side. I ran outside because I thought the house might come apart. The trees and telephone poles were moving so far from side to side that it looked like they were going to snap. It was pretty exciting. With my wife and kids in schools all over town I'm thankful that everyone came out of it OK. I lived in San Francisco in '91 and experienced the 7.1 earthquake. It hit around 4:00, just before the World Series game between Oakland and San Francisco, causing them to canceled the game... Bridges collapsed... buildings fell... fires broke out all over the city... did I mention they canceled the game? That was a pretty big one. There was a loud train like rumbling as well, but it hit with a huge jolt. Everything jumped about 5 feet sideways and 2 feet straight up. Then everything shook for about 30 seconds. In retrospect, there was quite a bit of difference in the two. Technically, and I'm not a seismologist, earthquakes create either "P" waves or "S" waves. One is an up and down movement, like the SF quake in '91, and the other is side to side, as was ours yesterday. (Whichever type yesterday's quake was isn't of great concern, but it defiantly scared the "S" outa me.) LOL... All that aside, earthquakes are frightening and exciting all at the same time. You never know if it's going to get worse or not, and aftershocks can go either way as well. Thankfully our aftershocks have been light and few, and through the grace of God many lives were spared. Just remember, every cloud has a silver lining. Now Gov. Locke HAS to do something about our commuter traffic problems. -Frank Trent (72) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >>From: Rick Chapple (72) Re: Weather and earthquakes Let me see if I have this correct, Seattle has beautiful sunshine and earthquakes, and we here in California have rain and gloom this week. Did someone rotate the states? -Rick Chapple (72) ~ Dana Point, CA ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson (74) Wednesday morning, all I knew was that at 6am my daughter headed for Seattle on a school bus because Cheney High School boy's basketball team made it to "state," and she's in the pep band. At 11:15 am I heard from coworkers that Seattle had experienced a major earthquake and that buildings were crumbling and collapsing. After 10 or 15 minutes of sickening dread, I found out that the basketball tournament was in the Tacoma Dome and that it fared well, with no catastrophic events or injuries. Thank God the quake was 30 miles deep, or I'm afraid many high school basketball fans would have so much more to mourn than the loss of a game or two. -Debra Dawson (74) ******************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis (77) FYI, for those quake watchers out there, yesterday's quake here in Puyallup WA was no "roller," at least at my office -- it was like our whole building had been just dropped en masse about a foot or two -- WHAM -- and then 30 seconds of shaking hard enough for me to have to literally hold on in the doorway frame. But I know it was felt differently in different places -- some more rolling, some rumbling, some not really at all, even close by (but that was up on a hill; we're in a low flat valley). Lots of mess at home, and the best example I have is that it bounced a 40-50 pound toolbox right of my workbench onto the floor. Some pretty respectable energy there, for sure!!! My first real earthquake -- it was quite a ride. Hope y'all came out OK. -Sean Lewis (77) ~ Puyallup, WA ******************************************** >>From: Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) Re: Earthquake Was that a weird feeling or what!? I was working on the computer downstairs and the whole office started to sway. As soon as I could get myself into action, I ran upstairs, grabbed my two year old and the yellow lab and went under the table. My thoughts immediately went to my two other children who were at school. Were they OK? Glad to know they go to a new school that has been built with newer codes. After a bit (and no aftershocks), both my husband and I headed to school to check on the kids. I asked my son, who is in kindergarten, what he thought... he said "that was cool"! *sigh* There haven't been any aftershocks that we have felt here in Redmond, but I hope I never go through another one again. We were lucky it appears for such a strong earthquake. Haven't heard whether there was damage to Safeco Field (my main structural concern in Seattle). -Brenda Emigh Gibons (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers, 1 teacher and 2 funeral notices today: Shirley Watts (49), Marilyn DeVine (52), Jerry Dudley (53), Margo Compton (60), Patti Jones (60), Judy Willox (61), Tim Smyth (62), Jeanie Walsh (63), Carol Cross (64), Ray Stein (64), Shirley Collings (66), Larry Stone (71), Peggy Adair (72), Jerry Lewis (73), Mike Davis (74), Mike Mattingly (77), Lynn Dunton (Teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) Hi Sandstorm readers: Talking about watering lawns for GE reminded me of a summer job I had for GE. I was a switchboard operator in the days when the operator connected you to your party. Boy! did I ever get an earful at times... and when I made the wrong connection, did my ears burn. The language was something else. -Shirley Watts James (49) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) For those of you who remember Sharon (59), Shirley (62) and Susan (63) Sherwood, their mother, Roberta, died yesterday (March 1) at Life Care in Richland, following a brief illness. She would have been 85 years old the 24th of this month. Dad is doing okay - busy making decisions, etc. We still haven't located my brother, Terry, in Mexico. I have his phone number down there but have misplaced my address book. A Memorial will probably take place Monday. The step daughter, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Dudley (53) To: Patti Jones (60) Waterbird, You did good. Now that it is over with so few getting hurt, I bet if you had a movie of yourself at the time it happened it would be funny. Spooky that you predicted it. I've got to work Saturday and Sunday. Monday I'm going to Astoria for four days just to bum around. Got a case of cabin fever an haven't seen the ocean or sound since '96... Catch ya later... be good.....riverat "It's a beautiful day on the river" -Jerry Dudley (53) ******************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde (60) To: Frank Trent (72) Re: San Francisco Earthquake You mentioned you were in the San Francisco at the time of the earthquake there. I have never been in an earthquake, but I did hear that earthquake which was really a feat because at the time, I was in San Antonio, TX. To explain, my daughter is a flight attendant for Continental Airlines. She had a trip and a 24 hour layover in San Francisco. She called me when she got there. While we were talking she started to feel the hotel room moving and started screaming that something was happening. I told her to put the phone down, but don't hang up, and either get under something or get in a doorway away from the windows. On the phone, I could hear the roaring, like a train going by and could hear things falling. Talk about feeling helpless. I was getting close to panic when she finally came back on the phone and said it had stopped for now and she was ok. I told her to get out of the building and call me back later. She called later and said everyone had gone out into the street for awhile, then they were let back into the hotel and headed for the bar where they were serving sandwiches and free drinks. She spent most of the night there afraid to go back upstairs to her room. That is as close to a earthquake I ever want to get. Glad the one in Seattle did not do the damage that one did. My prayers go out to all who had to go though it. -Margo Compton Lacarde (60) ~ San Antonio, TX ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) Re: Earthquake After hearing on the news that the earthquake had been felt as far away as Salt Lake City, decided to call my mother Norma Jones, (also a great bomber fan, and lived in Richland for 49 years), to check on her. Mom now lives in Milwaukee, OR. The first thing she said to me in a nervous voice was "I'm moving back to Richland where there aren't any earthquakes. They chose the Hanford site because there are no earthquakes there". After a few minutes conversation with mom she seemed OK, so hung up to get the next phone call. Later I pondered Mom's statement about Hanford site being chosen on earthquake information. Do any of you great Hanford workers know if there is more information to her statement? Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones (60) ~ Browns Point, WA Overcast and slight wind, 48 degrees ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Jeff Curtis (69) You never fail to crack me up or bring a smile to my face when I read your articles. Your signature in yesterday's Sandstorm was a classic!! Of course, I am now cross-eyed now that I hit the earthquake button on that website for which you gave us the URL!! LOL!!!! To: Rick Chapple (72) You are quite the funny one too, Rick. Does make one wonder if the Old Boy upstairs is reworking this jigsaw puzzle called earth down here though, doesn't it? *G*!! To: All Those Talking About Shrinky Dinks: They're baaaaaack! Have seen them advertised on t.v. on Nickleodean. I did get my granddaughter some about four years ago at Fred Meyer for her B-day. Hey Sis, did ya forget that our kids used to make these crazy things by the hours when they were little. Don't cha remember Darla making us all that jewelry with them? Think I still have them somewhere. Maybe in the shed? LOL!!!!!!!! Re: Richland High School I attended a choir concert tonight at the high school that my grandson was in and boy did I feel right at home!!! It was in the big gym, and as I sat there I remembered so much that went on there back then. Does anyone remember the Tower of Power concert that was in there back in 19__? Whoops, just had a senior moment - can't remember for sure just what year that was in. *G*!!! Oh yeh, and I gave all those naughty 8th graders - soon to be 9th graders - what for when they trampled along right over our revered "R" and mushroom cloud. Oh well, I'll just let the seniors get them next year! LOL!!!!! Bomber Best to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ In Rainy Richland where I felt the Quake! ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth (62) Re: "Geezer Gap" at Carmichael A memory came to me today and I wonder if this happened to anyone else in junior high or high school but me. Several times late in the school year, I went to my locker as usual to swap books, only to find out that I "drew a blank" on the combination. I then told myself how extremely stupid I was and then had to go the office and tell the office staff the same thing. How embarrassing!! Did this happen to anyone else or am I alone with this one? -Tim Smyth (62) ~ In Hudson Falls, NY now, but going to New Orleans in 2 weeks for Maren's daughter's wedding (3/17) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Re: Quakes... hummmmmm The very first earthquake I experienced was in Seattle. John, my husband, was attending UW. It was about 7:30 in the morning... the year was l965 and I was about 8 months pregnant. John was standing at the foot of the bed, and all of a sudden, the bed started moving big time. I told him to stop horsing around, and he said it wasn't him, it was an earthquake. We both ran to the window just in time to see the sidewalks buckle, cars rolled up and down, and the bricks on the chimneys were falling. It was really scary. Well, we have since moved to California, the earthquake capital of the U.S. In l971 we were in San Diego, and for the Northridge Quake, we were in Simi Valley... One word of advise... if I may. The worse thing you can do during a earthquake is to run outside. So head for a doorway arch or a closet... They have the strongest framing in the house. For all alumni living in the quake area, glad you're all safe!! -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn (64) Re: Earthquake I was just going out the door of my shop in Hoquiam when the earthquake started so hung onto the frame as the old two story building started to roll. When I looked out onto 7th Street, 99% of the people from the buildings streamed into the street which I thought was unsafe as the telephone poles and lines where dancing and swaying. After the 45 "earthquake seconds" (not to be confused with real seconds) I noticed that I was standing in a glass door frame with a huge glass window in front of me -guess that wasn't too safe either. Are you supposed to run into the street during an earthquake? An interesting note was that nothing MOVED on any of our glass shelves during the quake and we had no damage to either shop or our home even though there was damage in Aberdeen which is east of us closer to the quake center. This was our second earthquake in about a year and a half, and that feeling of having no control is terrifying. I could live the rest of my life and happily never experience it again. To: Frank Osgard (63WB) How in the h... did you remember all the information about that picture Ray Stein (64) sent into the Sandstorm? I felt fortunate to identify three of the four main people! I must have killed off more brain cells during my drinking years than I thought! -Carol Cross Llewellyn (64) ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein (64) Re: Col-Hi Sports History I received several comments on this picture which was taken from the 1964 Columbian. I especially enjoyed Frank Osgard's (63WB) explanation. (Ya gotta luv the elusive Frank, he so completely represents what the class of '63 is all about - Not finished... indeed!). Of all the respondants, only Frank Stratton (64) remembered correctly. The picture shows the redemption of "Bomber Bonds" at half time of a basketball game! The squirrel cage contains names of bond holders and those people whose names were drawn were "paid off". Stratton even remembered that Grover Dawson (of Dawson-Richards) was one of the first names called. Let me tell you what I know about the story and maybe someone can correct me or fill in the blanks. First this quote from Bomber Mania about the '63-'64 basketball season - "labor strikes and increased costs threatened to force a reduction in the seating capacity of the Bombers' new gymnasium. However, Richland's fans are anything but timid, and behind the heroic efforts of Pat Sheeran, the boosters sold $60,000 in bonds to preserve the original plans for just over 5000 seats." I've heard that longtime fan Barbara Kennedy was also instrumental in this drive. Apparently the amount eventually reached $90,000, in order to pay for power bleachers. I know the bonds were sold in $100 shares, but I don't know if there was any bond interest, or if only gate receipts were used to pay off the bonds, or how long it took to redeem all the bonds. I know that we played an unscheduled game with Pasco that season just prior to Regionals and they said it was a "benefit game", but I don't know if it was for the benefit of paying off those bonds. To put the 1963 bond drive in today's dollars, I estimate it would be like raising $600,000 to $900,000 for some H.S. bleachers. Only in Richland! -Ray Stein (64) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) Re: Yakima Railroad Bridge Fire With talk of the Yakima railroad bridge fire, I thought some of you might be interested to see pictures from the TCHerald of the bridge burning and the aftermath of the fire. The fire has been ruled as arson. Blazing bridge: Aftermath of the fire: Re: Greg Olson (81) The link for the 3/1/01 TCHerald article about Greg Olson, a 1981 RHS graduate is: -Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Larry Stone (71) To: Frank Trent (72) Re: Gov. Locke doing something about your commuter woes I have a solution which isn't new. Try car pooling or riding a bus. -Larry Stone (71) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair (72) To: friends of Jim Adair (66) Jim has suffered a heart attack in Las Vegas and is at the Mountain View Hospital. His birthday is March 8th and probably won't be home for that, so if you can, say a big prayer for him and don't forget his wife, Kathie Moore Adair (69) either. If you would like to send him a birthday card, Kathie can give you the address. E-mail her or me at and we'll send it back. On another note of concern, Kathie is going in for surgery on the 6th of March for some repairs to her last surgery. I would greatly appreciate it if all my fellow Bombers would say another prayer for her. The past year has been very overwhelming for Jim and Kathie. I love them both dearly and I know there are many out there who share my feelings. -Peggy Adair (72) ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Lewis (73) Here's my earthquake story: At about 10:56 a.m., I was in my office at CBC in Pasco, talking on the phone with someone else on campus. At some point in the conversation, she said something like "Whoa, do you feel that? I think that's an earthquake." It felt a bit like a train going by, or standing on a bridge when a large truck goes by. I think I was leaning back in my chair, which seemed to accentuate the movement. It seemed like it went on for a while and I felt a bit woozy afterward. Even so it was pretty subtle. It was like 'did that really happen' afterward. Most people on campus didn't feel it. I guess they closed a few buildings to check them out at Hanford. For local coverage, check out the TCH: -Jerry Lewis (73) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I heard that earthquake knocked down the Kingdome! Geeeez! Where will A-Rod and Griffey play? Oh yeah... ah never mind. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Mattingly (77) Re: Dr. Corrado One summer day when I was about eleven years old I broke out in hives. Yikes! Turned out I was allergic to almost everything but me. This is when I got to know Dr. Corrado. I remember feeling much calmer around him than some other doctors (I won't even bring up my dental experiences). Every two weeks for about ten years I went to his office and had either Mrs. Mitzlaff or Virginia give me a shot in the arm. Thank you Dr. Corrado. -Mike Mattingly (77) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton, former teacher Re: earthquake I'm relieved to read that to date all the Richlanders around Seattle survived the earthquake with minimal damage. We take terra firma for granted and when it moves there is such a wild but short moment of disbelief. All the advice and seminars on Earthquake Preparedness can in no way prepare you for the feelings you have when you are separated from your loved ones with the lines of communication down and the traffic grid-locked. I was driving along a gloomy rain driven California coast when I heard the news of the earthquake on a sunny day in Seattle. You were in my prayers. -Lynn Dunton, former teacher ******************************************** Funeral notices and articles scanned from TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~ Richland ~ Bill Emshousen ~ Class of 1958 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and a guy from UK: Carole Clark (54), Mike Clowes (54), Larry Mattingly (60), Patti Jones (60), Helen Cross (62), Sandra Genoway (62), Judy Shibly (63), Gary Behymer (64), Linda Reining (64), Patti McLaughlin (65), Peggy Roesch (71), Susi Kraemer (72), Darcy Doyle (77), Darren McIntyre (82), Greg Stevenson (from UK) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carole Clark Oien (54) Re: Good and Bad The last two and a half months have been a good illustration to me and my family that life has its ups and downs. But yesterday was an "up"! Our first grandchild, Evan Sawyer Oien, who was born nearly three months prematurely, was released from the hospital in Seattle a healthy 7 pounds. He was only 2 pounds 10 ounces at birth on December 22 so that is a real miracle! My mother, Edythe Clark, of Pasco (and many years of Richland) died on February 14 so that was one of the BIG "downs". Still, life is good to us and births and deaths are part of it. Just hard to understand sometimes when two such unexpected events happen so suddenly. Greetings to all of you from Sun City West, AZ where it is the low 70's and sunny. -Carole Clark Oien (54) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Announcement/Notice ~ 03/03/01 To: Richard Anderson (60) Thank you, Richard. Awfully hard to get through the day with out a fix. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) To: Bombers everywhere I was recently in Lake Havasu City AZ. George Barnett (63) and his wife, Peggy, came up from Tucson in their RV and we had a great time getting acquainted and sampling the local restaurants. Even when I was "on the firing line" loading and wiring, I had shown them where to sit and they enjoyed the great fireworks at WinterBlast. That Friday about 1 AM the hotel desk clerk stopped me in the lobby and asked if "that woman" had gotten hold of me? The blank look on my face brought an explanation. The note she handed me said "Leona Marshall" had called earlier in the week and when told I had a reservation, left a local phone number. It took me a minute to realize this was the lady that had watched my girls while I had worked at Hanford, circa 63-64. Some of you will remember the Marshalls on Marshall St. I had not seen her since then. Turns out one of her boys -- Frank ('??) or Vic (71) -- had tipped her I was going to be in town. Apologies to the several Marshall children, I just can't recall all of your names. We had Sunday brunch together and that evening she and her husband joined George, Peggy and I in the grandstand for a night of pyromania. We talked without stopping. All were typically nice folks from Richland. Earlier in the week I had taken George and Peggy out for a nice steak, and a few days later they took me out in Tucson for a "cowboy steak". Not sure who choose the best place for steak, it may require more sampling. Thanks to George and Peggy for the wonderful hospitality and the large supply of lemons and grapefruit picked right off the tree. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ from office, Olympia WA ******************************************** >>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) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Shirley Sherwood (62) My sympathy to Shirley Sherwood (62) and all her family on losing her mother. Losing a parent is never easy, regardless of our age, as they are still our "Mom". -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: Hanford Earthquakes To: Patti Jones (60) During the 1965 Seattle earthquake, the N-Reactor tripped and shut down. I was at work in my office in the 700 Area USAEC Administration (old) building when this occurred. I remember seeing the doors swaying a little and the lights hanging from the ceiling were also moving back and forth. Other than that, I didn't notice too much. Since the time of the beginning of the Hanford projects, there has been a fault line discovered which runs under the Hanford Reservation. I do not know much more detail than that; which direction, and if it also runs under Richland, etc. I would like to know more about it. I do know that there are fault lines in Eastern Washington, too. Chelan did have an earthquake of a magnitude 3.0 on Feb. 28, also, the day that Seattle- Olympia later had the 6.8. -Sandra Genoway (62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Check out this earthquake website: I don't think Chelan had a quake on 2/28. Chelan DID feel the Seattle/Olympia quake... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Judy Shibly Cozad (63) Re: Announcement/Notice ~ 03/03/01 To: Richard Anderson (60) Richard, As you know we did receive the Alumni Sandstorm but... we all truly appreciate your assistance and dedication. What would we do without you and Maren? THANKS AGAIN! -Judy Shibly Cozad, Gold Medal Class of '63 ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: "A Cook's Tour of Richland" 1952 book collected and edited by St. Cecill's Guild All Saints' Episcopal Church in Richland, Washington. Here is the 'cookies' section. Recognize any names (;-) Edna McDougal, Mrs. Morris L. Myers, Louise Carriere, Evelyn McCrindle, Mrs. John T. Stringer, Mrs. Lyle Rulon, Mrs. L.C. Whitford, Mrs Irvin Smith, Connie Woodward, Mrs. Clifford E. Kent, Mrs. Herbert W. Klitsch, Mrs. Vance R. Cooper, Louise Hardy, Mrs. W. D. Richmond, Mrs. B. J. Seaver, Mrs. E. W. Lincoln, Mrs. Jack Wilson, Mrs. Arlan Warren, Louise Carriere, Esther Alkire, Mrs. S. F. Schure, Mrs. G. H. Hill, Mrs. W. G. Greenfiled, Elfrieda Anderson, Mrs. J. R. Cullen, Millie Deusner, Mrs. Langford Spencer, Edith Wiater, Mrs. L.A. Temple, Mrs. Abigail Thomas, Mrs. Julius S. Johnson, Nan Groot, Tillie Wolford, Mrs. Allen Jones, Mrs. J. P. McBride, Judy Brands, Phylis Sanderson, Sharon Gates, Mrs. Bradford C. Scudder, Mrs. Leonard Howard, Mrs. J.R. Smailes, Mrs. N.J. Camden, Dolly Greenfield, Mrs. George R. Prout, Mrs. Allen Jones, Mrs. Ed Doud, Mrs, J.R. Cullen, Mrs. L.P. Bupp. See your Mom? Grandmother? Aunt? Neighbor? I'll be glad to supply you with a copy of their recipe if you like (;-) -Gary Behymer (64) ~ Now living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining Pitchford (64) Re: Announcement/Notice ~ 03/03/01 To: Richard Anderson (60) Richard, Thanks for the update on why the Sandstorm hadn't arrived today... I finally went to the "site" and read the entry there... just doesn't seem "right" without my daily dose of Sandstorm news. ;) thanks, again. Re: Seattle Quake Am so glad that all those in and around the Seattle area have survived the "rocking and rolling" and that none of them seemed to have suffered major damage. I live in Bakersfield, CA and since we are known for earthquakes, I am pretty well prepared for them and know what to do and not do, but when they hit, all preparedness goes right out the window!!!!! In '94 when we had the big one in Northridge... was felt here and since it happened at about 4:30 in the morning, my bed was moving and I knew I was supposed to get up and get into the door frame, but all I could manage was to sit in the dagone bed and scream!!!!!!! I have felt three of them in the more than 25 years that I have lived in this state, and they scare the daylights out of me! The Northridge quake caused damage to our roof, cracks in the walls in almost all the rooms in the house, and even cracked the cement around the pool! And, the after shocks were almost worse! My husband (now ex) worked for "ARCO" and he got a phone call at 5 that morning... there was oil all over the "grapevine" because the quake had broken the pipeline, so he was on "earthquake duty" for almost three weeks helping to repair the lines. Have family still living in the Tri-Cities and some of them felt the earth move under their feet. They think I am NUTS for staying in earthquake-prone CA... wonder what they think now that the earth is moving in WA. ;) -Linda Reining Pitchford (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) JoAnn Bushnell Hoff's dad, Perry Bushnell, passed away on March 1st. He had a long record of community service. JoAnn (65) is married to Dean Hoff (62). -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger (65) ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Roesch Wallan (71) To: Tim Smyth (62) Re: Locker Combinations I have a recurring nightmare in which I'm trying to open my locker at Col Hi and can't remember the combination ... sometimes I can't even remember where my locker is ... and it's VITAL I get into that locker ... pure desperation. It's somehow combined with the realization that I've been away for a long time, and I'd better get into that locker and move on before I'm found out. Okay, you RHS grads who went on to major in Freud: what does that mean? Re: The Earthquake I was home on a day of sick leave on Wednesday. While I was sitting at my computer upstairs, there was a BOOM and the house began a-shakin' and a-poundin' ... my first thought was: "D***!! This brand new house better not break!!" I made it down the stairs in time to keep the grandfather clock from toppling. When things settled down to the gentle roll, I went outside to join neighbors. A few minutes later I was back inside and turned on the news ... King-5 did its usual routine of news/non-news reports ("This is Jane Doe in downtown Podunk ... nothing here yet, but stay tuned!") while their Mr. Adventure Jim Foreman raced through the I-5 bog-down for the King-5 helicopter to do his action-man reporting from the sky. Today while my husband and I ran errands, we kept looking for signs of damage out here -- along SR161 and SR167 between South Hill and Kent. Not much to see. Same old dreary mess. My first earthquake was that 5.2 magnitude one back there 5 or so years ago. At first I thought it was the jet engine burn-off at nearby McChord AFB, but the sound got louder and the house shook ... when I realized it was an earthquake, I just fell apart! I called Mommy and Daddy in Richland and swore I was moving outa here the next day. For at least a year afterwards, when I heard those nightly jet blasts, I'd tense and wait for the earth to move. This time, when it was over, all I wanted was a mocha. Ho hum. -Peggy Roesch Wallan (71) ~ Spanaway, WA ******************************************** >>From: Susi Kraemer (72) Re: Earthquake I feel the need to add my contributions on the Seattle earthquake only because I had an unusual perspective. I was at work, like any other day. I work at the Boeing Everett site, main factory, 4th floor offices. My lunch break is at 11:00am so I decided to use the ladies room prior. Yes, you got it, I was sitting on the toilet! At first I thought it was an overhead crane passing by, they sometimes cause the offices to shake a bit. But this was no overhead crane. IT'S AN EARTHQUAKE! Scared the s**t right out of me! (haha) Of course I was alone in there with my panic. It just so happened that I had complicated clothes on that day. I'm bouncing around this confined area trying to tuck and buckle. I don't know what was shaking more, my hands or the ground. I was determined to walk out of this with my pants on! There are a few places one does not want to be when disaster strikes, and this is right up there at the top! I now hesitate when entering a public rest room stall. I take a deep breath (if I can), count to three and get in and out as quickly as possible. -Susi Kraemer (72) ******************************************** >>From: Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) Re: Earthquake???????!!! I just had to put this in... I had just arrived in Olympia for a field trip with a van load of disabled children (my students) and staff, right outside of the Capital building. While trying to convince a parking attendant that we should be able to park there... the earthquake hit! We rocked and rolled, it was actually pretty fun, until we saw chimneys falling, and whole buildings crack in half. We got everyone out and took a walk around the Capital to see the damage while the politicians ran to their cars, cell phones and briefcases in hand... then we went home... 2 days later, the City of Seattle "tagged" my house with a "WARNING.. Limited Access" sign ... enter at your own risk! My chimney is ready to fall, I guess. Just another way I like to impress my neighbors! -Darcy Doyle Hupf (77) ******************************************** >>From: Darren McIntyre (82) Re: Griffey and A Rod To: Mike Davis (74) Hey Mike, I heard that Griff and A Rod were going to leave Seattle to become cooks at Denny's. What did you hear? -Darren McIntyre (82) ~ Fairchild AFB, WA ******************************************** >>From: Greg Stevenson (United Kingdom) Re: 3-Bedroom Prefab web page Hi I live in the UK and I have been admiring your prefab pages - great stuff! I'm preparing a short book on British prefabs from the 1940s and 1950s. It would be great to include a couple of pics of US houses in the introduction for comparison. Can you tell me who owns copyright on the diagrams and plans that you have on the site? I can't afford to pay for images (the book is a non-profit educational guide) but I would be able to send a free copy and add acknowledgment. Please get back in touch, and we can talk prefabs! best wishes Greg Stevenson ~ UK *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Dick Roberts (49), Doreen Hallenbeck (51), Jimmie Shipman (51), Ralph Myrick (51), Gloria Adams (54), Gary Lucas (57), Steve Carson (58), Judy Willox (61), Sandra Genoway (62), Jim Vach (64), David Rivers (65), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Barbara Franco (67), Bruce Strand (69), Tedi Parks (76), Julie Strassburger (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) To: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) Sell out, pack up and move to calm, cool and collected California. Just kidding. Hope all is well with you after the quake. Man, that was a good one, even by California standards. Please come back to me as I've tried the email address that I have for you a couple of times and it keeps coming back. Carol and I will be visiting the Northwest sometime in June. Maybe we can do a lunch and a beer at your favorite hangout. Bomber cheer, -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) Re: Class of '51 Reunion Coming in just 6 short months - the Class of '51 50th reunion. There are several classmates who have not yet submitted their write-up for the memories booklet (including some of the reunion committee members). There's still time to submit your write-up - memories of Col-Hi, teachers, activities, friends, what you're up to today, etc. You can e-mail them to me, or send them to my home address. Need to hear from you ALL. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) ~ Green Valley, AZ ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman (51) Re: Pedraza Famliy Updates I have seen a couple posts recently in the Sandstorm regarding the Pedraza family. I realized that this family was of a friend of mine and my wife Roberta Adkins Shipman (52), so I asked the friend if she could update the information that was in the two posts. Below is the updated information on the family. Yes Israel (Izzy) is the cook at Old Country Buffet in Kennewick, WA. Joe had a restaurant at Vantage for many years. Papa Joe now lives in Ellensburg, WA and is in a nursing home. He sometimes, while in Richland visits the 1st Baptist Church with his daughter Ofelia Pedraza Bowls. Ofelia and Dave Bowls are in the Mini Storage Business in Richland. Cristella Rodriquez Spurgeon (Her mother was Mrs. Pedraza) lives in Pasco, WA. Gloria Pedraza Miranda relocated from CA, to Richland with her husband Rafael and their son David. Lydia Rodriquez Stephens lives in Spokane, WA ; she lived in Connell, WA for a period of time. Anita Rodriquez Lopez lives in Fremont, CA. Evangeline (Banjo) Pedraza Petti lives in the Los Angeles, CA area. The cousin that lived with them Herminia (Minnie) Hodges Ward lives in Iowa. Their family reunion was in July 1998. Go Bombers Regards Jimmie A. Shipman (51) ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Scott W. Schmidt (91) died February 28, 2001. He was 28. My kids, Scott, Neal, and Cassy, played with John Schmidt's kids: Jeff and Scott. Their mother was Lois who had preceded them in death. No cause was given. God be with Scott and his family. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher (54) To: Carole Clark Oien (54) Carole, I was very sorry to hear of the passing our your mother. Please know you're in our prayers to help bring you peace. The good news about your brand new grandchild is wonderful. They bring a joy to your life like no other. Warm Regards, -Gloria Adams Fulcher (54) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Lucas (57) Re: Seattle Earthquake A quick note regarding the 1949 Seattle earthquake, which was approximately of the same magnitude and occurred at nearly the same location as the recent quake. At the time I was in Mrs. Beckstead's third grade class at Marcus Whitman. One day she was standing in front of the class giving us instructions for what I believe was a reading assignment. All of a sudden she collected herself and said, "Did anyone feel that?" No one else had. Of course it was the Seattle quake. Mrs. Beckstead was the only person I knew in Richland who had had an immediate experience of the quake. I'm very curious if any of those in Richland experienced the current quake? -Gary Lucas (57) ~ Fairfax, VA ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (58) I thought I read somewhere that we should sign with name, class year and present location. I think knowing where our classmates are provides an interesting element to the Sandstorm. -Steve Carson (58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Hi Maren... you may want to publish this as an addendum to the normal Sandstorm as it is rather lengthy. A trip to "Ground Zero". The "Nevada Test Site" where atomic bombs were tested. -Larry Mattingly (60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Larry, Here's where I put it. Anybody who can't get to it because of a firewall (or some such), let me know and I'll send it to you. Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: All Bombers Jeez, I don't know what you were getting excited about the other day when Maren was late with our "paper". Ya gotta remember where she is, what she's doing and; for those of you who have never been to New Orleans down into the French Quarter, I can tell ya that you can party hearty all night long!! *G*!! She has never let us down yet guys!! Seeing as how she is there in New Orleans during the Mardi Gras season (now over), I just hope that she didn't do anything DRASTIC to get those beads that they give out. Ya WAS a good girl wasn't ya Maren?!! LOL!!! Bomber Best, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Judy, I'm ALWAYS good... ya want references?? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: Earthquake in Chelan - 02/28/01 I remember KING-5 TV showing that there was a 3.2 earthquake early in the morning in Chelan on 2/28/01; see the web page below: Also, I have seen on other earthquake web sites, there have been numerous small earthquakes in that region in recent weeks. -Sandra Genoway (62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sandra, I stand corrected. Interesting site. Thanks. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jim Vach (64) March 5, I suggest everyone tune their TVs to ESPN tonite. Gonzaga is in the champoinship game of the WWC - for the 4th year in a row. There are two guards playing for the Zags -- Stepp and Dickau who will bring back many fond memories of Ray Stein (64) and Gary Webb (64). Go Zags. -Jim Vach (64) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Bombers Forever If you ever question the friendship and love we know with our fellow Bombers, then you been missin' somethin'. Many of you know that Jimmie Adair (66) is in the Hospital here in Vegas. What you may not know is how he got there and why they didn't just send him to Spokane... A few weeks ago, I found a beeeeeeeutiful '34 Ford Street Rod in Illinois that I just hadda have. I was going to have it trucked to Vegas and that would be that. Jimmie wouldn't hear of it... he DEMANDED that he carry it on his new truck he's been building, "Casper". He worked feverishly to finish Casper for the run... with Roy Ballard (63) and Kenny Dame putting in long hours with him... He had to be there and back by the 6th when his lovely wife, Kathie (69), was scheduled for surgery. Now, naturally, Bomber Roy Ballard (63) wasn't about to let Jimmie drive 4,000 miles all by his lonesome... So Roy and Jimmie's son Steven, set out in this terrible weather for "Treasure in the East" as Jimmie put it. They made 4,000 miles in 5 days thru some of the nastiest weather I'd ever care to see. Roy, Jimmie and Steven pulled up to my office around 1:30 on Thursday... Roy thought Jimmie looked a bit puny (which is kinda hard for Jimmie) and suggested he see a Doc... I called mine and he took him right away, tho after Jimmie described his symptoms the doc told me it was a heart attack and he would be putting Jimmie in the hospital... sure enough it was and he did. He had a cardiologist waiting when Jimmie got to the Hospital out by my house and they took care of him right away... after some pretty tense house and a little "midnight" surgery, they had Jimmie fixed up... He has been in ICU since then but they moved him to a regular room tonight and he's looking darned good. I want you guys to know that I have the best friends in the world. Roy and Jimmie are just typical Bombers though if you look around... I know I've seen the same friendship between Ray Stein (64) and Jim House (63)... I have the same relationship with Jim Heidlebaugh (65), Terry Davis (65), Rick Warford (65), Brian Johnson (65), Lyman Powell (65), Laura Parker (65), Janine Rightmire Corrado (65) (she and John (64) made a special trip out to see Jimmie's wife before heading back to Seattle after John's dad's funeral), Carl Beyer (65), Freddie George (65), Marvin Syteele, Jack Keeney (65), Steve Simpson (65), Skip Nussbaum (65), Tony Harrah (65), Kathie Roe (64), Pam Panther (65), Kay Johnston (65), Myrna Melling (65) and tons of others that will let me know I forgot to include them!!!!!!! So, if you are ever in doubt that you are loved and cared for... FORGET IT... you are a Bomber! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) I have a Pillsbury Bake-OFF COOKBOOK from the 50s or early 60s (don't have it in front of me right now) with a recipe from a winner, Mrs Albertowitz. It made me smile to find her in there. On another note, I still have dreams once in a while about not being able to find my locker, not remembering the combination, some that go back to Jr. Hi (stressful at the start) and sometimes I'm walking down the Jason Lee halls. For me I think stress sometime triggers earlier stressful times in my life then I have those dreams....... the emotional content is the worst thing about them. -Patty de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Franco Sherer (67) Thank you so very much for all the constant work and attention you give to the Sandstorm. While I am usually at least a couple weeks behind in reading, I enjoy every "issue". (Even if some refer to before Col-Hi meant anything to me.) I am constantly amazed at the details people are able to relate. Did everyone, male and female alike, keep true annotated diaries? I don't think my memory was that good while I was still in high school. Something I didn't see mentioned in re: to R2K - it was startling to me, as I watched the basketball game, to see how much the "kids" looked like their parents did while we were still in school. It was almost as if the dads were out there playing. It was sort of cool and eerie at the same time. Also at R2K, my brother, Michael Franco (70) and I were talking to the "Roe Girls", Carolyn (63) and Kathie (64). We were reminiscing about the old neighborhood and brought up two of our many favorite activities... crabapple fights and chasing the DDT truck, both while riding bikes. Now, many have mentioned the DDT truck, but when I was telling my husband about it, his response was, "That's probably the real cancer source, not the nuclear reactors." It was said mostly in jest, but it does make one wonder. Incidentally, I'm sorry I can't remember who was talking about thyroid problems and asking if there were many others who also had difficulties, but family histories can't be eliminated in spite of the huge influence of being a down-winder. And the last thing I'll jump around to is Krispy Kremes. My second son is a senior at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. We were at parents' weekend last October and I saw a sign advertising K.Ks. I got all excited and pointed, "That's what everyone on the Sandstorm has been arguing about. Let's stop and try them and see if they're any good." My son has had Spudnuts whenever we have been visiting my parents in Richland. He Yelled, "H--- NO! The only time those things are any good is for a snack in the middle of the night for stupid college kids." I still haven't tasted them. Maybe when we go back in May for graduation. (Two down, one more to go.) Hail, hail to the best entertainment around. -Barbara Franco Sherer (67) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** >>From: Bruce A. Strand (69) Re: Rattle in Seattle A positive from the "Rattle in Seattle" (or "Nisqually Quake," as this morning's Sunday Times is calling it): a grandmother clock that has not worked in four years, even after two trips to the repair shop and much dollars spent, is now working! I guess it needed a little shaking to get it going... -Bruce A. Strand (69) ~ Des Moines, WA ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) To: Darren McIntyre (82) A-Rod a cook at Denny's?... no way, he's here in Texas (actually, in Florida for spring training) now and during the off season, you'll find him at the nearest Krispy Kreme. To: Greg Alley (73) and Mike Davis (74) Speaking of major league ball players, I went all the way to Plano, Texas a couple of weeks ago, stood in line for six hours and I got Pete Rose's autograph!! (who, by the way, deserves the Hall of Fame) Wouldn't Blaine be proud? I'm so JAZZED!! -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) ******************************************** >>From: Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) To: Darcy Doyle (77) I am so sorry to hear about your damaged home due to the earthquake. My thoughts and good wishes go to you. -Julie Strassburger Pedersen (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from March 3, 2001 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins, '66 ~ Richland ~ Izetta Bowen Paulson ~ Class of 1957 ~ 11/5/39 to 2/18/01 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Don Fisher (50), Hugh Hinson (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Suzie Gunderson (60), John Wingfield (66), Alan Lobdell (69), Greg Alley (73), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Fisher (50) Re: Earthquakes We heard of the earthquake via a phone call from our daughter, Sherri (74) who lives in Puerto Rico. We had made a trip to the city dump and so were out of the house when it hit, needless to say we didn't have TV on either. Once we got the news we, like so many others, sat glued to our set. The basalt layer under us is thick and cushions any tremors we might have. All of the 100 area reactors had deep holes in them and a earthquake detector installed there to detect any earth movement. I have seen some slight indication of movement on the tapes, but it was never strong enough to scram/shut down the reactors. The abundant river water, the basalt layer and the climac controlling Rattlesnake mountain, was a major contributor to building the plants here. Also we were close to a great electrical source (Grand Coulee Dam) and isolated from other populated areas. I always knew there was a reason for living here in "God's Country". -Don Fisher (50) ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) Just a quick note to let all know that we rode the quake out and it was a real shaker. We live in Tacoma and suffered no damage to our house. Everybody around us, Seattle and Olympia area really have a mess. Thank goodness no one was killed. Best regards to all Bombers. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) Re: RHS Basketball History Revisited On March 3rd, I went to Wapato to watch my niece's son play AAU basketball. They told me it was at a middle school in Wapato. As we drove up I looked at this old building and when I walked in the gym, many a memory came back to me. When I was in school (49-53), Richland played against the Wapato Wolves in the Valley League. They had some outstanding team with Bill Douglas, John Douglas, Don Douglas and Richard Juarez. This gym along with the Kennewick gym were the two smallest gyms in the valley. At best, you could get 1200 with standing room only. When we played at Wapato, we would leave right after school to get to Wapato to get in line to get in the gym. You felt like you were being herded into a staging pen during the game. That was one of the gyms you remembered during the year as the one you really didn't like to fight to get in there to see the game. But since Wapato was the team to battle the Bombers along with Yakima High (now Davis) you went and fought the crowds. Anybody that followed the Bombers during those years knows what I am talking about with that gym. Tom Tracy (55) should remember the gym. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles (60) Re: New to you I am a new reader of this wonderful service Maren, Gary and Richard work so hard to keep at our fingertips. Even though I have not read the archives completely, I have, so far, not come across any memories about the Carnation Milk Company in the south end of town. They were located somewhere behind the old Safeway store that was located across the street from Downtown Thrifty Drugs. Most of us in that end of town went through the trucks (doors were never locked) looking for dropped coins. My memory gets jogged about this every time I smell a kitten's breath... that's what the inside of these trucks usually smelled like. We could always count on at least 10 cents for each of us. "US" being Kathleen Brown, Ron Brown, Jim Anderson, Priscilla Miller, me, and if my Mom made me take them with.. my sisters, Jane (64) and Pat (64) Gunderson. Does anyone remember the really old guy who stood outside the Richland Theater after the matinees and gave away candy? My Mom always told us never to take candy from him, but now I wonder if he wasn't the Stiles' brothers grandfather. She never had any extra money for us, so if we couldn't find any in the milk trucks, we would send Pat (the youngest) up to him and she would ask for a piece for Jane and I. The others had to fend for themselves. But, she always told Mom. For those of you who may remember Connie Gunderson, she lives with my husband, Bob Chiles (58), and me in a mobile home in our back yard in Omak/Okanogan, WA area. She suffers from emphysema, and is on oxygen, but is not bedridden or senile. She is still the same sweet person I never realized she was until I GREW up. She will be 88 in July. Jane Gunderson Jensen (64) lives in Provo with her husband Jim. They have 6 children and 3(?) grandchildren. She is a para-aide, teaching children to read. Pat Gunderson Foushee (64) lives in West Linn, OR with husband Jim. They have 10 children, and 11(?) grandchildren. She is a stay- at-home helper of the world!! Bob's Mom and Dad have both passed, but they lived across the street from us here in Omak until their deaths. His brother Tom lives in Wisconsin, and works for private power company. His sister Beth lives in Wenatchee, WA. She and husband, Jess Erdmann (62) both graduated from "Bomber" school. Bob and I are both retired. He from the Okanogan Public Utility District as CFO, and me from Mid-Valley Hospital as Materials Manager. We travel in the Spring and again in the fall. Each time staying "out" about 7 weeks. We have two children, 38 and 34. We have 4 grandchildren. And speaking of grandchildren, they just came to see me. -Suzie Gunderson Chiles (60) ~ living in Omak, WA signing off ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Maren, I'm back. I submerged for a while, when I left my job in Oregon last May and now my good friend Peg Wellman Johnson (66) has forwarded me an issue of Sandstorm so I could re-connect. Please hook me up to the pipeline of bombermobelia. Just another personal note about the earthquake of the Nisqually Delta, since it took place only a few miles from our house it was powerful. My wife, Jane, was in her office in the Capitol Building, on the fourth floor. As the building was shaking and the sounds of marble crashing outside her door she crawled under her desk (did the drill we all learned in school) and said a few Hail Mary(s). Then, when the cacophony of crash-sendo ceased there was an profound silence and she shot out of there, down the endless steps and outside before the columns tumbled, which they didn't, of course. I, on the other hand was laying on the ground, under our house, working on the insulation on a heat vent below our kitchen. When the quake started it sounded and felt like a washing machine was in spin cycle just above (or beside) me. Then the ground started undulating like waves rippling. I looked at the under side of the floor with my flashlight - nothing was falling. I felt dizzy at about the end of the shake and could not really tell if it was stopped or still going. It was as if I was drunk (and I haven't had a drink in eleven years). It was very interesting. I finished up the work and crawled outside, the air was fresh and good and in the house I found just a few things thrown down by the motion, water from the dog's bucket all over the floor of the solarium. It sure felt good to walk and see the sky (which is always blue over Olympia-although you sometimes have to rise above the clouds and rain). It's good to be alive! -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell (69) Re: Rattle in Seattle The quake was interesting from the inside of a Starbucks in De Moines, WA. My wife and I were buying coffee and the shelves started dumping their contents all over the floor. I felt like I was on a boat in the ocean for about 5 or 6 minutes. It was some sight to see cars in the parking lot bouncing up and down. We didn't have any damage at home in Kent however we did have a number of pictures to pick up and replace on the walls. I believe this area can be very thankful that the center was 30 miles down. I pray that the so called "big one" does not happen in our lifetime. -Alan Lobdell (69) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) Even though Pete Rose is a pinhead, gambler, and obviously likes himself a lot, he does deserve the hall of fame. Who put you up to the standing in line for a Reds autograph, Ponch? Blaine would be proud. Your next assignment is to get Mike in the Bomber wall of fame. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Live from Bomberville waiting for spring and baseball and not a Reds fan. ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Useful Website FYI, for those of you live in Washington State, this website may be helpful sometime, add it to your bookmarks [or favorites]. A Product of Washington State's Government Information Locator Service The easiest and most powerful way to find government information in Washington State -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from March 3, 2001 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ~ Scott Schmidt ~ Class of 1991 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/07/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Morgan Miller (53), Tom Tracy (55), Janice Woods (60WB), Cindy Ryan (62), Nancy Fellman (62), Emajean Stone (63), Richard Swanson (64), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Tedd Cadd (66), Sharon Lucas (68), Steve Piippo (70), James Becker (83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Morgan Miller (53) Re: Carnation Milk Company I just started getting Sandstorm last month and enjoying the memories and comments. It seems like there is something every day that brings back the old memories. Suzie Gunderson Chiles' (60) comment about the Carnation Milk Company reminded me of the time that I lived in North Richland and attended John Ball School. It was the winter of 1948 and I was helping our milkman, Dan Hughes (48) with his milk route. I would meet him at 6:00 AM and help deliver milk until he would drop me off at school. It was hard work but a lot of fun, the customers would either leave money or milk tickets in the bottles and both would freeze in the bottom of the bottles, we would either leave the bottle by the heater or break the bottle to get the money or tickets out. One morning when I met Dan, he was furious, a car had pulled out in front of him and when he applied the breaks some of the cases of milk came forward and broke in the floor of the truck. Milk and broken bottles were all over the place. NOW Its FUNNY! Re: Irrigation ditch Does anyone remember surf boarding on the irrigation canal? I think the location is called West Richland now. We used to get a piece of plywood and hook a rope to the car and pull someone on the plywood down the canal. We got a lot of skinned up elbows and knees, but what a ball. I retired last year and relocated from Ohio to Pensacola Florida and love every minute of it, along with the good weather, it was 80 degrees last week. "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES" -Morgan Miller (53) ~ Pensacola, FL ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Marilyn Richey (53) Marilyn, That gym brings back lots of memories. Wapato always seemed to have good players in the 50s.. They were fierce competitors. We went to every game there from the time I was in 4th Grade at Marcus Whitman. One early year we sat by Don Lyall's Father who was very proud of his son being on the Bomber team. The players looked gigantic. Don Douglas was a fraternity brother later at the UW. He was a good player and an even finer person. It is amazing the gym is still standing. It seemed old then. Wapato people hold a warm spot in my heart. Hitch hiking to the UW was usually not much of a problem. Sometimes getting through Yakima was tough... but I figured it out... if I wore my UW jacket people didn't stop as often... but one day I thought I'd pull my Richland letterman's sweater out and the first car coming by stopped pulled over and picked me up... I had waited a long time on the edge of Yakima... and the Bomber Letterman Sweater really did the trick! This family from Wapato stopped immediately and took me straight to the fraternity house...! What a deal... They said, to be sure to say Hi to Don Douglas... You could tell the people of Wapato were proud of their team and players. Their coach must have been a good man. Their sportsmanship, win or lose was always 1st class... So Marilyn, if you're ever hitch hiking from Richland to Seattle... be sure to take your letterman's sweater with you!! (I always smile whenever I drive through Yakima) The fastest ride I ever got was coming from Seattle was in a new car driven by an old Prosser acquaintance of my brother's Pete Taggare of Othello. I think it was a super-charged Hudson... Anyway... it went over 100... talk about a fast break... Dawald might have liked the quickness... but our other coach and driving instructor Ray Juricich might not have approved. I told Pete he could drop me off at the Y and I'd hoof it into Barth Street... He said, "aw it's only 2 or 3 minutes out of the way". It seemed like 30 seconds! During a ride like that from Seattle (before the Interstate), no one needs to spend money at Disneyland. It was a ride to remember. Indianapolis Speedway stuff. He was in a hurry. It seemed only moments and I was home... It was always a good feeling to come back home to Richland. It still feels like home. R2K made it feel even more so. Hope your nieces and nephews know what a great athlete you were. I still remember how hard you could pitch softball. You were one of our pitching idols. No one could match you! We got to watch a lot of great softball games down behind the Greyhound Bus Station. Few today know the talent gathered there during cool summer nights. But we know... and even the night we helped push the Tucker car to get it started... Marilyn, Thanks for the memories. Hope the Wapato people are as supportive of that wonderful game as they were in the 50s. To Don Fisher (50) Good to hear from you, Don. You were one of our great quarterback heroes... and the first high school quarterback to ever give me his autograph... My brother Bill Tracy (51) admired your ability and worked hard to become Richland's quarterback later. You were one of his idols too. Our Father often bragged about your play. The crisp Fall air, popcorn, hot dogs, caramel apples and good football. A time to remember. Seems like Don Marczyk and Wilbur Meicenheimer (50) were two of the giants protecting you on he line... they looked big enough to be Chicago Bear linemen. Who were some of those other players? Wasn't Earl Skow (50), Don Richey (46/47), Alan Richey (49) on your team? In the Fall, kids threw about a million passes around in our neighborhood... all pretending they were Don Fisher. Trying to get the ball to spiral perfectly or making it "loop". with the point arcing up over and down. It kept a lot of kids busy, dreaming and hoping to be on one of Richland's teams. We had such great bands, cheerleaders, and fans. It was always pleasant, whether watching, playing or being a part of the activities in God's Country with classmates, neighbors and friends during Bomber events. A tradition well worth keeping alive. Those were good days in Richland and you are right about the magic of that strange place in the sand, near the two rivers where good people came to live and build "little pieces of the sun" and raise families. Thanks for the memories and the inspiration you gave to all the kids who grew up during the '50s to be Bombers and Richland Bomber fans. -Tom Tracy (55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [1951 Softball Crowd] ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) To: Suzie Gunderson (60) So delighted that you tuned in! You were one of the first people I asked about when I first discovered this site. My name is Janice Woods and I remember you so well. We lived on Cullum right across from Lewis and Clark. We spent alot of time together and yes, I remember your Mom as well. I cried buckets when we moved to Kennewick in my Third Grade year. My name is Janice Ehrke now, and I live in San Francisco and work at City Hall as a Purchasing Manager. I buy most of the City's Computers and Information Technology Projects. I have two children, Anne 36 and Ken 31, and three grandkids. My brother Ken Woods (59) graduated from Pepperdine and is now retired and living in Portland. Hey, check out the grade school pictures on the site, there's at least one of you and I, I believe 1st or 2nd grade. Ken's in there too, I believe 2nd. So glad that you found us! Keep in touch. -Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) ~ living in SF and Earthquake Edgy. ******************************************** >>From: Cindy Ann Ryan (62) To: Tim Smyth (62) Re: Geezer Gap at Carmichael Tim, It is such a comfort to know that I wasn't the only one to forget my locker combination. I drew my blank after the Christmas holiday. I was so embarrassed and until now I don't think I ever told anyone. My locker combination was always written down after that. -Cindy Ann Ryan (62) ~ It's a sunny day in Aurora, CO ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Fellman Lysher (62) Re: Desert Angels I was cleaning out my garage and stopped to look through a box of Gary's "stuff" and saw the plaque for the Desert Angels car club which used to be mounted in the rear window ledge of his 55 Chevy. It's blue and silver and has a sphinx with a halo and Desert Angels Richland on it. Any others out there? Anyone remember who was in this club? -Nancy Fellman Lysher (62) ******************************************** >>From: Emajean Stone (63) Re: Zag note In response to Jim Vach (64) note regarding Gonzaga in the playoffs. Congratulations!!!!!! Even if they did beat a local team from this area, Santa Clara. -Emajean Stone (63) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Swanson (64) Re: Quake - SeaTac Tower pictures -Richard Swanson (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Wow! Suzie, Pat and Janie Gunderson! Didn't you guys sometimes come to our church in the 50s and 60s? Redheads? and blonds? Your names just roll off my tongue! Hi! -Patricia de la Bretonne (65) ~ living in sunny Seattle ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: Tax tokens Somebody mentioned the aluminum tax tokens that used to exist. I don't know when they were discontinued but I did find one a few years ago. To give some idea of how valuable they are/were: somebody had obviously used it as a washer under a screw of some kind. ;-) I kept it, of course. Wouldn't we like to see those tax levels again! -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Lucas Simmelink (68) Re: Carnation Company In reference to the location of the Carnation Company. It was located where the motel is in the South end of town, near where Las Margaritas is. My Dad (Cliff Lucas) worked there for many, many years retiring from the company. He was a supervisor and when they closed the plant he bought the home delivery routes and continued delivering milk for a few more years. Our house was very popular in the summer supplying all the neighborhood kids with ice cream bars. I remember him giving me a job one summer peddling a huge adult size tricycle with a cooler on the back selling ice cream bars. I only did it one summer!! -Sharon Lucas Simmelink (68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [1940's Carnation Milk Company Trucks ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) Re: Zag note No one was as good or fun to watch as Ray Stein. Go Zags! -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: James Becker (83) Re: EARTHHHHHQUAAAAAKKKEEE!!!!!!!!! I included 2 other accounts of the 'quake [below]. One from a friend (Alan), and one from my sister (Tami). They're both from Richland as well. Feel free to edit any offensive language. These were written within 1 hour of the event, so our adrenaline was still pumping. I think they're pretty funny. I also included 2 pictures from a friend who lives in Richland, and was in downtown Seattle for a work conference on the 28th floor. 2/28/01 Seattle Quack Pictures -James Becker (83) From: Alan YEEEEE HAWWWWW! You must be at least 'this tall' to ride this ride! I happened to be in class in downtown Bellevue today... on the 20th floor... So, there we are, a class full of Oracle folks ticking away at our computers. The instructor is a very hip Hawaiian dude. There was a very slight motion in the building... I mean really slight. Like, some heavy person walking down the hallway. Just peculiar enough to bring you to attention. Our eyes met almost instantly. I stood and BELLOWED (neither in joy nor fear... just astonishment... Leonardo in Titanic "I'm the king of the world" type thing). "EAAARRRTHHHQUAAAAAAAAKEE!!!!!!" And the instructor, still seated, calmly queried, "really?", and the women and woman-like men in the class go 'aieeeeeee!!!', and the manly men exclaimed 'uuuuuuuuggggggaaabuggggaaa!!!' and everybody gets up and runs out........ except me and my lab partner. I guess this means I should be Darwined out. So, we're only maybe 10 seconds into the quake, and the building is barely shaking. At this point I thought it would be cool (Darwined). My lab partner and I stroll over to the window (which provides a panoramic view of the Olympics, downtown Bellevue and downtown Seattle from 200ish feet up), and watch the building start to sway. A little. It swayed a bit more.... Suddenly, it was violent. There was a train loose somewhere on our floor, and it was rampaging. I felt sways of 10' side to side or greater... possibly 15' or more. It was very, very cool. I remember being thankful that I was in a 'new' tower building. The other buildings in downtown looked like slinkys... I don't know how they don't topple over, which explains why I'm not an architect or engineer. Of course, I realize now I should have been worried.. Alternatively: what good does it do you to try to run down 20 flights of stairs with a thousand panicked people, and fully half of them muscular and screaming "uggggabugggaa!!!". Not much good I would venture. The bonus is that I got all the rest of the bagels. End of story! Back to work!. ------------------------- Tami sent this: Saddle up partner! We are goin' for a ride! I was typing away at my computer when I thought, what fat a** is running down the hall? Man, that is really getting strong! Wait, that's no fat a**! That's an earthquake! Sh*t! I jumped up and joined Brett in the doorway of his office. Then, one of my trusty male co-workers totally pulled a Costanza! We were standing in the door frame waiting for the quake to stop when, Mark a.k.a. "Costanza", came running up the hallway looking pale and strong-armed his way into the doorway, shoving me into the hallway! Nice! My brother tells a much funnier tale of his experience in his office downtown Seattle. Read on... ----------------------- James Becker wrote: That's some funny stuff! Enter Joel, and my story. I'm sitting here clacking away, and our building is literally 20 feet away from a elevated onramp for I-5 (Spokane St.), so when things start shaking I think it's just another big truck, and then I'm thinking it's a reeeeally big (and long) truck. Suddenly I jump up, and I'm like "oh sh*t". I go into Greg's office, and he's already heading out toward Joel's. We see him, and now there's noise of sh*t falling off the shelves, and everything is rocking back and forth. Greg sees Joel, and says "Let's get the **** outside". It's like trying to walk down the aisle of an airplane while hitting big time turbulence. Greg turns an ankle, and almost bites it right at the top of the stairs! Stephanie (older data entry worker) is standing transfixed in the door jam of Robert's (boss) office as a blur (big blur) of Joel & Greg belt past her like she's a bush. I hesitate, and she finally decides it's a good idea to leave. Not wanting to pull a Bulldog (Frasier), or a Costanza (Seinfield), I slow down in case she falls. So there I am fighting my primal instincts to fly past her on these flimsy make shift stairs (dangerous), and she's having problems with all the shaking. We finally make it outside, and Greg jumps into his SUV, and pulls out. I'm thinking he's taking off to check of his wife who works in a tall building downtown, but no... he's moving his vehicle, so no debris falls on it! Then he departs for home to check on his giant fish tank, and as he leaves he say "oh, yeah, and to check on Tyler (his son)" uh-huh, yeah right, fish lover. Meantime everyone is emptying out, and we're watching this other highway ramp across the street which is skinny with these 50 foot supports, and a bus hauling ass across it. After the initial shock I yell "Mittens, my Cat is still in there!", and pretend to run back in. Joel, and I checked out his house, and headed for lunch at Peco's BBQ which right across the street from the SODO building. All of 1st Ave. looking like a war zone. You couldn't go a block without seeing a building with a wall, or roof collapsed, windows broken, etc. The street was cracked like 3 inches wide, and raised on one side. A water main was broken, and water was gushing up into the air. Police where everywhere, and City truck were on every other block fixing the power poles. uuuuuuuuggggggaaabuggggaaa!! UUUUUUUUUUOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! (sound effects in reference to Alan's story...really!!) -James Becker (83) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann (49), Marilyn Richey (53), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Tom Hughes (56), Mary Ray (61), David Rivers (65), Vernita Edwards (65), Pam Ehinger (67), Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) To: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) and Carol Tyner (52) Roberts Yes, I survived the earthquake, We were at work. The two young gals that were in my office with me at the time, dashed out of the office, I thought they were headed for the door frame. I dove under my desk and rode it out. Everyone else in our building went outside. One of our young marble installers thought I was scared and came in after me. He said, "Ann, hang on to my hand and I'll take you outside". By then the earthquake was over, but a chance to hold hands with a young good looking guy I couldn't turn down. I told them they were all wrong to dash outside. The building is cement block and power lines in front of the building and along the side were more potential danger then being inside the building. What amazed me was that I had a full cup of coffee sitting on my adding machine and it didn't move. I was more worried about the computers going down than anything else. I really didn't think it was that bad. The one in 1992 shook more than this one. My home was ok also. The grandfather clock stopped, pictures were crooked on the wall and one fell off the dresser, but no damage that I can see so far. Then 3 of us ventured downtown Seattle to visit a friend in the hospital who had her leg amputated, not realizing what destruction had taken place elsewhere. All traffic was heading the other way, so we just zipped downtown with no problem. The hospital had several elevators closed and were moving patients to the wing our friend was in. Didn't realize how bad the earthquake was until the papers the next day. My son in SunValley had been skiing and heard about it and called to make sure I was ok. The gal at work (one of those that ran outside) told him I was fine and the only one who had reacted properly diving under my desk. My daughter called from Battleground and said they had felt it there and had an earthquake drill. She works at a grade school and everyone dives under their desk. The beauty operator said they were at the grade school in Woodinville and one of the mothers asked her 6 year old what he thought of the earthquake. He responded "Cool". I will be in town all of June so definitely stop by and see me. Maybe we can get a few of the other 49ers to show up. This email to the Alumni Sandstorm should show my proper email address. So try again. To: the "Bomber Babes" Our membership is climbing and we would love to have you join us at the Fife Executive Inn on March 8th at 1:00pm. Anyone wanting to go from the east side and would like to car pool let me know. We will leave Redmond about 12:15. -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Morgan Miller (53) Re: Irrigation Ditch - West Richland Hi Morgan Yes, the irrigation ditch as well called it still runs thru West Richland. The place you are thinking about was the Yellow Bridge by the Twin Bridge in West Richland. Many kids from high school skipped school and went swimming in the spring in that canal. They would have boards and ride the canal with people driving their cars down the dirt road along the side of the canal. I look back and wonder how many of us didn't get some disease in that water. They would use the yellow bridge to jump off into the water. That was fun. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) To: Tom Tracy (55) I want to know what you take to have such a great memory for names and places and times and details of 50 years ago! I want some of that stuff. People tell me I have a great memory but you have me beat by a mile. It is always nice to read your reminiscing. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) Re: Ball Game Photos I am archiving a lot of old family photos and trying to identify those photos that I don't immediately recognize. The attached photos were taken at the soft ball field by the park, probably in the late 40s or early 50s. I do not know what the occasion was, maybe opening day or something. Maybe Marilyn Richey (53) or someone can identify the occasion. -Tom Hughes (56) ~ Auburn, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1940's Ball Game Picture #1 1940's Ball Game Picture #2 1940's Ball Game Picture #3 1940's Ball Game Picture #4 1940's Ball Game Picture #5 1940's Ball Game Picture #6 ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) To: Peggy Roesch Wallan (71) Re: Recurring Nightmares I was intrigued by your entry about recurring nightmares. Like you, my REM sleep has been interrupted for years by school related nightmares. Teenage fears revisited in my dreams and magnified enough to make me wake up in a cold sweat. My most frequent and disturbing recurring nightmare is about forgetting my class schedule. I dream that after coming back to school from being absent, I can't remember my class schedule. I go to the office in a panic and nobody can find my schedule. I fear that I am destined to wonder aimlessly through the hallowed halls of Col-Hi to infinity. I am very relieved when I wake up and realize it was just a bad dream. I also frequently dream about forgetting to thaw out the turkey before Thanksgiving. Anyway, now that I know others are having similar nightmares, I am even more curious about their root cause. I don't remember anyone ever mentioning locker inspections. Didn't we have locker checks in junior high and high school or did I dream them up? It seems like we had locker checks for tidiness. How quaint! Not for lethal weapons or drugs, but for tidiness so that we would grow up to be responsible and neat. -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Happy 54th birthday Many of us know the guy as "Doc 40" . If it has an engine or wheels he can make it go. When I met him we were both 15 years old. I thought he musta been about 18 and thought I really had to watch myself around him. He looked like he knew what he was doing and that little Gene Vincent curl in the middle of his forehead was just a bit to calculated for me. It turns out, I was a few months older than he, but not knowing it at the time I didn't want to let him know he knew more than I did. He had a '46 Chevy with no reverse and I had a '47 ford with a frozen engine. I wanted his chevy and he wanted my ford... god only knows why either of us wanted either of them... we should have paid someone to tow them away. He rebuilt the engine and sold the Ford for a profit. I unloaded the Chevy to some poor soul and used the money to buy Bob Middleton's '40 Chevy. We remained great friends and you will normally find him in his shop tinkering with the '40 Ford he's had since we were in High School... 'cept now it's filled with a 327 Chevy, lower than any car oughta be, with a beautiful turquoise paint job running "LOFAT 40" license plates. He'll be celebrating his 54th birthday at my house on the 8th due to an act of kindness (and some mild craziness) in driving 4000 miles in 5 days on my behalf. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIMMIE ADAIR (66)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Vernita Edwards Loveridge (65) Re: earthquakes vs tornados Hi all... Another controversy for Bombers living near and far. My brother Clif (68) and I were recently talking about the earthquake, and he made the comment, "Gee Sis, be glad you live in the south where you don't have these blasted things." I laughed and told him that I had just been thinking to myself that I wished I was back in earthquake country as tornados truly have me on edge. Having been through both experiences (20 years of living in CA and 3 here in GA) I'm really torn in my own mind. With an earthquake it happens NOW, minutes of absolute TERROR as you hear the train, and the devastation can be horrible. However, with a tornado, you watch the weather outside and forecasts on TV it seems like forever to see if its actually heading in your direction, it comes closer, and when it hits, there's about 15 -20 minutes of absolute TERROR, as the winds hit first, then the hail and rain, and finally you hear the tornado train whistle, and then go out to look at the devastation. Since I've been in GA have been through countless warnings, watches and mini bursts. Finally heard the train whistle on the 16th of Feb. and hope I never do again. I manage a marina and campground, and we were very lucky, only $80,000 in damage and no one hurt... but again, we were very lucky. Interesting... earthquakes sound like a train.. .and a tornado sounds like a train with the whistle blowing. I'm wondering if I had been in Seattle during the earthquake, if I would have wished for a tornado instead. Maybe its where you are at the time... I seem to remember the wind blowing a lot in Richland but thank goodness we missed most of the vagaries of Mother Nature! Thanks again, Maren, for this wonderful Sandstorm. I regale my staff with the stories and memories each day brings. I'm sure they're sick of it. Finally had to make hamburg gravy over mashed potatoes the other night for my family... and we all loved it... once again... Bombers forever! -Vernita Edwards Loveridge (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Hi Out there in Bomberville! After reading Suzie Gunderson Chiles' (60) entry just had to let the world know just what a small world we really have. Suzie Gunderson Chiles, Ann Minor (70), Sue Peterson and I all went to Col-High, and we all worked together at Mid Valley Hospital in Omak, WA! If my memory serves me right none of us knew that we all had gone to the same school and lived in the same town! Here I am in downtown Thorp, WA and I'm finding out all sorts of things that I should have know about the people I use to work with!! Life is full of little adventures!! The Alumni Sandstorm seems to bring the adventures right into my home!! Also does anyone from the class of '67 know how I could get in touch with Sheryl White? Pleas let me know. Thank you. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ~ Thorp, WA ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To: Greg Alley (73) Sorry, Greg, but I have to take exception with your assessment of Pete Rose. Not the part about him being a pinhead and a gambler but the part about him being in the Hall of Fame. I completely understand that Pete feels selectively persecuted for gambling while others, like Steve Howe and Darryl Strawberry have multiple drug offenses. Fair or not, the history of baseball is at work here. Two things are well known to any pro player starting at the lowest of levels: ~ you can't touch an umpire, and ~ you can't gamble on games. The issue with drugs and rehab and players given multiple chances is not looked at in the same way as gambling. Drugs have become policy dictated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Players Association. It does not share the history of the Blacksox scandal [] or the potential to influence the outcome of games through fixing. Sure a coke addict may have his play effected but he's not rigging the event. An activity viewed very disfavorably since about 1919. Pete revises history a lot and contends that Faye Vincent was set to pardon him and reinstate him in baseball until Faye had the nerve to up and die on him. There was overwhelming evidence against Pete Rose that he bet on baseball. Pete took the ban on him by the Commissioner in order to keep the evidence from becoming public. Pete made a bad mistake and is paying for it. And he absolutely knew better. Punishment too severe? I don't think so. Should gambling keep him out of the Hall of Fame? I think it should. Shoeless Joe Jackson reportedly did far less. Now how do we throw the book at the seven time repeated coke offender and keep him from screwing over his teammates and the fans any longer, too? -Phil Jones (69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ~ Bronc/Beaver/Bomber '45 and '46, Anna May Wann (49), Ken Ely (49), Don Fisher (50), Barbara Farris (59WB), Fred Phillips (60), Jay Siegel (61), Frank Whiteside (63), Peg Sheeran (63), Teresa DeVine (64) and Bill Knirck (65), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74), Chris Webster (78), Dave McAdie (79), Kim Edgar (79), Jeff Osborn (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ~ Bronc/Beaver/Bomber '45 and '46 Re: new reporter-Carnation Milk Hey there. I was around 57 plus years ago for the first editions of the Sandstorm. Better yet, I'm still around and still gabbing away. I am very new at this techie stuff, but I am a long-time geek. Before the internet. For Peg-Leg Pete's sake, even before T.V. Anyway, hello all. There has been some talk in the last few days about the Carnation Milk Co. Actually, it was preceded by Morning Milk which was located on GWWay about where the Frontier Tavern is (was?) It was rumored that movie actor Gene Lockhart was the owner. (Christmas Carol, etc.) Early on Carnation bought them out. The first milkmen in Richland working for Morning were four high schoolers; Fred Painter, Pinky Bloomer, Ed Johnson and myself. We worked out of an old Dusenburg stand-up and a Dodge pickup. We delivered in the morning and parked our trucks in front of the hi school during the day. Twice a week Ed and I headed out to the Columbia prison camp on the Yakima, (Italians) and on to the MK yard in Benton to deliver cases of milk. I learned to drive with that Dodge, and later on bunged it up. Only then it was discovered that I had no license. End of story, and my career. Where can I find the web site for '45? Gillette (49) was kind enough to get me on the '46 site. But I am a hybrid, and need both. -Dick McCoy ~ Bronc/Beaver/Bomber '45 and '46 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You can find links to ALL the Bomber web pages from the ALL Bomber Alumni Links website which is at -- there is a link there for every class that has a website. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) One of these days I'll learn to proof read what I write. First the earthquake wasn't 1992, it was about 1994, Mel [Thompson-48] was still alive, I do know that. The one we attended in San Diego shook us up even more. We were in a hotel about the 4th floor, thankful we weren't on the 19th floor. The Bomber Babe luncheon is the 11th, not the 8th. I had the date of the Sandstorm on my mind, I guess (what mind? I know I can hear several of you ask that question.) Oh well, I woke up this morning and I'm not listed in the obits in today's paper so I guess everything else is ok -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) Seeing those entries about the softball field behind the old Greyhound depot brought to mind a couple of stories. I think it was the winter of '46, my buddy Howard Walker (49) and I hitchhiked somewhere up the Valley to a basketball game. On the way home, late at night, standing by the highway in Benton City, freezing, we were picked up by a guy in a new car. After we were seated, he asked us if we knew who he was and even though we did, we said, "No". So he introduced himself as Eddie Feigner, the great softball pitcher the whole town was talking about. He was not a modest person and entertained us until we got to Richland. At that time he was living with a family on Davenport just around the corner from where I lived on Barth. In the Spring he played for J.A. Terteling (?) Construction and I'd spend many evenings watching him pitch. When I was in the Air Force in 1951 stationed at Biloxi, MS, he played there as "The King and His Court". I got the chance to talk to him after the game about his time in Richland. He is still on tour although this year will probably be his last. I know Marilyn Richey (53) will remember him, too. Her brother, Don (47) also played in that league. I was also at the ball park the night the Tucker was introduced and got stuck against the outfield fence because the driver could not get it in reverse or something like that. -Ken Ely (49) ~ Orangevale, CA ******************************************** >>From: Don Fisher (50) Re: Bomber Football To: Tom Tracy (55) I remember your brother playing football and how! I can remember sitting on the bench and watching Bill running up a storm on the field. He was so fast and agile in moving the ball. I kept thinking he would be First String because of his speed. I also remember passing along one against Pasco that went over the heads and came down on our receiver. (Don't remember who) The two players you mention were Jerry Marzyck (51) and Wilmer Meicenhemer (50)... both have passed away. Don Richey (47) is in a Life Care Unit in Kennewick following a heart attack. It is surprising how some of these old memories pop up in our minds at the most unexpected times. If memories were pennies I'd be a rich man. -Don Fisher (50) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Farris DeFord (59WB) Re: cars I really have enjoyed getting the Alumni Sandstorm everyday in my home. I think Richland was a neat place to grow up, too! Where we lived on Swift Boulevard, we sat on our front porch in the good ole summer time and watched the cars go by. That was when you could tell one car from the other!! My boyfriend would tell me all the different kinds and it was neat. He a had '49 Ford that he painted in shop at Col-Hi. When we sold it I almost cried.!!! I remember in '56 or '57 someone in town had a brand new Crown Victoria Ford. Man! It was so neat!! Talking about how the town supported the Bombers in Richland, that is the way our Town does here in Springfield MO. With the Southern MO State University. The Lady Bears are in the Missouri Valley Conference at this moment. Jackie Stiles is breaking records in the # of baskets she has made during her 4 years. -Barbara Farris DeFord (59WB) ~ Springfield, MO ******************************************** >>From: Fred Phillips (60) To: Mary Ray Henslee (61) Re: Recurring Dreams Several years ago, an article in Time magazine mentioned that America's most common recurring dream is the one you mentioned - forgetting your class schedule, or forgetting to study for a test, or something very similar to that. I have those dreams too, all the time. The psychologists who studied the phenomenon found that everyone who has that particular recurring dream received passing grades in the class, or classes, that they are now dreaming about. In other words, the faculty at Col-Hi is clearly to blame. If they had flunked us then, we wouldn't be bothered now. -Fred Phillips (60) ~ in Bellevue, WA during most of my waking hours. ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (61) Re: You can run, but you cannot hide! It has been interesting reading the commentary on the earthquake. My daughter, who moved from North Carolina to Washington, made the comment "...give me a good old hurricane any day, you at least know that they are coming and can prepare yourself." Having spent a fair number of years "down east" in North Carolina I can say that no matter where you are, there is some form of natural disaster that you are subject to on a regular basis. We lived east of what is called "tornado alley" in NC and I traveled a lot into the area: I still retain vivid mental pictures of things like a brick house without a single brick stacked upon another, but almost all of the bricks from the house piled in a 50 foot circle with clothing and furniture mixed in. Or that of a beautiful large 2 story house with a 60 foot mobile home standing vertically, like a flag pole, inside one corner of the house. Cars in trees were a common site along with trees neatly clipped off 20 feet in the air as if by a giant scythe. I have sat through hurricanes and watched the devastation, felt the house rock from the winds and watched the flooding, seen 5 century old trees pulled from the ground like grass. I have helped shovel mud two feet deep from friends' living rooms, wept with friends overlooking a season's crops beat into the ground by hail. There are many other stories about the weather that I have experienced in the south and mid west, they are enjoyable now, but then, they were terrifying. I have been in California during several serious earthquakes and viewed the destruction afterwards - it is awesome what can occur in a few moments of shaking. I wasn't here for the St. Helens eruption, but have studied the awesome release of power. I have watched simulations of what will probably occur when Rainier goes off: unbelievable! The bottom line is that you can never get away from natural disasters, they are around us where ever we might hide. But in the midst of the loss of life and property, there is always positive that shows through - people care about other people! When hurricane "Hugo" slammed into coastal NC, people showed up, by the hundreds, many traveling from northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. in open stake bed trucks to help clean up. While watching people scramble over the debris of the highway in Oakland, putting themselves in harm's way to help those that were trapped. It, on one hand a sad commentary on human nature that it requires a disaster to bring out the good in people. On the other hand, it is nice to know that in this day of "get all that you can for yourself", people are still motivated by altruistic reasons when such a disaster strikes. As far as getting away from the disasters, it is definitely a matter of "You can run, but you cannot hide." -Jay Siegel (61) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside (63) Re: Living through another natural catastrophe Reading all of the entries about the earthquake brought back some very vivid memories about my own experiences with one of the greatest disasters in American history. In 1965, I moved from Richland with my parents to Long Beach, Miss. My dad was part of the space program at the Mississippi Test Flight Facility along with a lot of other former Hanford employees including Maren's dad. Anyway, they had lived there several years and I was near graduation at Southeastern La. University in August 1969. My soon-to-be wife and I had gone home to stay with my parents and, naturally, it was during hurricane season. All the tv stations were broadcasting about a very powerful hurricane headed toward the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Some people decided to ride it out like we had done during Hurricane "Betsy" in 1965. But something was different about this storm with winds reaching over 220 miles an hour and a 30 foot tidal surge. We called around encouraging others to leave, especially friends of my parents, but some chose to stay. We packed rather late and headed to Jackson, MS. but no space was available, so we asked a man directing traffic near the shelter if he knew any place we could go. He said that he had a vacant house in Raymond, MS and that we could stay there. He drew a map on a piece of paper and handed it to us and then signaled a state patrol car to lead the way. When we looked at the paper, it was on the governor's stationary. He was Governor John Bell Williams. His house was furnished and his mother lived next door and brought us food. What a break! But Hurricane "Camille" hit and all communications and power were out. About two days later we went back to the coast fearing what we might come back to see. It was a total nightmare! We could barely get down some of the back roads. Everything in front of my parents' house was totally flattened all the way to the beach and debris stretched probably 20 miles or more along the coast and way inland. Strangely, there stood my parents' house untouched with all of the many trees in the back yard totally flattened. Talk about a miracle! Others weren't so lucky. Some of the very people we had called were killed at a hurricane party. An elderly lady I had called was also killed. Well over 200 people were killed and damage was in the billions. So I'm really grateful that those of you in the earthquake areas fared so well--it could have been far worse. -Frank Whiteside (63) ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) To: Pam, Suzy, Sue, Ann Just didn't want to be left out of the Omak group that worked at Mid-Valley Hospital (who are from Richland). I worked there 1975-76, and then in other nursing jobs in the community. (Just began as school nurse for the Omak School District last month.) -Peg Sheeran Finch (63) ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) and Bill Knirck (65) Yes, go Gonzaga once again. But Monday night's WCC Championship game was tough for Bill and me. Our daughter is a Santa Clara grad 2000 and our son is Gonzaga '92, and he is now teaching there. Anybody else have those mixed feelings? Speaking of our good friend Raymond Curtis Stein (64), we came across a picture in one of the WSU yearbooks where Raymond is levitating and driving to the hoop - clearly 30 inches off the floor! Ray, how did you do that??? -Teresa DeVine Knirck (64) and Bill Knirck (65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ hmmmmm... think this is 30 inches? Maybe more? -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Phil Jones (69) I really agree with you on Pete Rose. I was just being kind to Tedi for standing in line for his autograph. I have seen the signs posted on major league dugouts about no gambling. Judge Landis sent a strong message after the Black Sox scandal. I would vote Shoeless Joe in the Hall and leave Charlie Hustle out. Someone may pardon him like Clinton's been doing, but it won't be for a long time. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Waiting for April and baseball season and will still be a Mariner fan no matter who they have or if they win or lose. ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Phil Jones (69) Re: Pete Rose and the Hall Phil, Phil, Phil The selection process the Hall of Fame uses is a joke! It is very subjective and bias. For example, Bill Mazoroski is in and Pete isn't? I wonder if Bill, a .250 to .260 career hitter, would even be considered for induction if we were able to remove ONE memorable at bat in the fall of 1960. Make the select based on on-field performance, not on whether you eat your vegetables and respect your elders. Rose is a self-centered, egotistical moron, but nobody could hit a baseball as often. Phil, I ask you to consider this: Think of the thousands and thousands of professional ballplayers, from rookie league through the major leagues throughout the history of the game. This group includes you, I believe. How many of those thousands had more hits than Pete Rose? I'll help you - NONE!!! Final point on the travesty of the Hall of Fame: Hank Aaron was selected to the Hall but not voted in unanimously. What do you have to do to get every vote? (Geez, eat your vegetables, Hank!) And, speaking of Hall of Fames - where the %&#* is Toivo Piippo on the Bomber Wall of Fame? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Chris Webster (78) Re: St. Patrick's Day Any Bombers who want to come down to the Loft lounge in Tacoma on St. Patrick's Day come on down. I will be in Leprechaun attire. I have never been to the Loft though, so I don't know what type of place this is. Its not in Hill Top. I would love to see some people from Richland. -Chris Webster (78) ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) It's been a long time since I had anything meaningful to contribute - and some might argue that I never have anything meaningful to contribute - but here goes; To: Vernita Edwards (65) While I have never lived down in Tornado Alley or on the Hurricane Coast, I did spend many of my formidable years down in Southern California. Also, I was fortunate (???) enough to travel through Kansas during a storm that spawned several tornados, and the green sky (along with the rain, hail, etc.) is something I will not soon forget. I was in California when they had a big quake in 1971 or '72 (the Sylmar earthquake) and I also experienced a few smaller ones. I hate earthquakes, and I'm sure given the opportunity to really experience Tornados and/or Hurricanes, I am sure I would grow to hate them just as well. :) This further reinforces my opinion that you should relocate back to Richland, where the worst you might get is a Volcano every few hundred years or so... :) To: Phil Jones (69) and Greg Alley (73) Pete Rose needs to be (and should be) in the Hall of Fame. Now, having said that, I will qualify it by saying that he needs to be a man and admit to the sports fans of America that what he did was wrong and a terrible disgrace to himself and baseball. There is no way, in my opinion, that he accepts a lifetime ban if there is not compelling evidence to back up the claims that he bet on baseball (and possibly his own team) while he was managing. He needs to stop playing the "pity me" role and try the "forgive me" approach. No player is above the rules of the game, especially the two Phil mentions. As for the drug addled sports figures of today, I would offer that none of them would be up for hall of fame consideration anyway - oh wait, Lawrence Taylor made it ............. #$%&, there goes my argument!!!!!!!! -Dave McAdie (79) ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Awesome way to show school spirit On the way to work today, I saw a cement truck driving through Poulsbo, it was from Port Townsend (about an hour away). Anyway, instead of the Business name being advertised on the Back Mixing Wheel, it said: "Port Townsend High School" with the school logo, the truck was also painted the school colors as well. On the doors of the cab in small letters was the business name, unfortunately, it was too far to see what it was. It sure caught my eye. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Osborn (82) Re: MOM Hello Bombers, You've heard from me before but I wanted to attempt to bring my Mom into this digital age and one of the ways I thought to do this would be to print her out reply messages from her classmates/friends for her to read. I think she would really enjoy this (I'll work on getting her connected to the NET later... one thing at a time). Anyway, her name in high school was Wanda Smith and she graduated in 1950. If you remember her or think she would remember you, please send a note and I'll make sure she gets it. By the way, she and Dad (Hal Osborn) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year. What an achievement! We had a nice gathering of friends and family at our place in West. Their day was a success. Best Bomber Wishes, -Jeff Osborn (82) ~ West Richland... where the canals are but who in their right mind would think of skiing behind a car in them? My hat is off to those brave souls who did. Sounds like an event for the next ALL Bomber reunion... maybe? LOL *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Judy Meyer (53), Marilyn Richey (53), Mary Ray (61), Rose Boswell (61), Judi Wilson (65), Rebecca Hanson (66), Vic Marshall (71), Lois Clayton (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Meyer Donovan (53) Go Zags! -Judy Meyer Donovan (53) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Ken Ely (49) Yes, Ken I remember Eddie F. and all the laurels he has received in his life time. There was nothing modest about him and what he could do with a softball. That is the truth... Eddie was the greatest softball pitcher I ever saw and I have seen some of the legends in softball history when I was younger. He played with J.A. Terling Co. of Richland in 1948 and they won the state tournament. In those days, the state of Washington had some of the strongest softball teams in the Northwest. I knew him through the years and when I was about 14, I got the chance to take some lessons from him. He showed me about different pitches which I used as I got older and developed them. My brother Don (47) played with a team in Richland that was state champions several times in the 50s. He was lucky enough to hit a home run off Eddie when they were playing as the King and his Court - 4 men against a full team roster of 9. That was at the ball park in Howard Amon Park [Riverside] where - on a good night of softball - there would be maybe 800 people around the park watching softball at nite. You could park around the outfield and get out and put chairs by the fence and watch. Richland was a hot bed of softball and Eddie F. helped with making the game so popular. There were other pitchers in the area such as Phil Jones' (69) dad Jimmie Jones, Wes Liechty, Bob Votherdal, Dick Grabner, Dick Vogel, and others that made a good group to watch in the late 40s and the 50s. Yes, I remember the man well. He could strike you out blind folded, pitching between his legs, from 2nd base as well being able to throw a strike to the plate from center field. Good Memories -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) To: Fred Phillips (60) Re: Recurring Nightmares Thanks for your input in yesterday's Sandstorm. How interesting to find out that so many other people have similar recurring nightmares. It is a relief to find out that such dreams are a common phenomenon because I was convinced that mine were being triggered by something insidious hidden deep in my psyche. The next time a pesky school related nightmare disrupts my sleep, I will take comfort in knowing that somewhere another Bomber is probably tossing and turning too. -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) To: Mary Ray Henslee (61) I've had a recurring dream, too, but I can't seem to get my locker opened. I am trying to rush to class and can't get into my locker. It really is stressful at the time. I haven't had it for awhile... now that we're talking about it, I'll probably get it again... Hope all the '61 grads can get to the reunion. Especially the ones who live in town. -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Judi Wilson Johnson (65) Re: JoAnn Bushnell Hoff's (65) Dad JoAnn, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please accept my hugs and prayers for you and you family. -Judi Wilson Johnson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Rebecca Hanson Lange (66) Re: Designated Parking Lots Okay all you Bombers, I have been reading back through all the old issues of the Alumni Sandstorm to catch up on all the memories shared through-out the years, and I haven't run across any in reference to when the student parking lots became designated by class. I remember that the parking lot closest to the Atrium was the "Senior" lot and no one other than a Senior could park there. If an underclassman did, they found such things as flattened tires when they returned. Not just one flat tire, but multiples. Of course one flat could easily be fixed by having a spare, (which I did). Two or three flat tires definitely warranted calling for a tow truck or hoping someone would take you and your flat tires to the closest gas station to be aired back up. And just so you know, I learned a couple of things from that incident. Number one was not to park in the senior lot, two was how to change a tire and three, I really liked the fellow classmate kind enough to help me. Thanks again Chuck, I haven't forgotten after all these years. So tell me Bombers, when did the "Senior" lot become designated as such and what were some of the other penalties meted out to those lowly underclassmen who dared venture where only Seniors were to tread? -Rebecca Hanson Lange (66) ~ living in balmy Kenai, AK where it hit 36 degrees today. Spring is on the way!! ******************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall (71) Re: Class of 71 Reunion Many of us "out-of-towners" have been awaiting word on at least a date for the 30th class reunion, but so far it has been pretty quiet from "whoever"... if there is an organizing committee, can someone please let "us" know?? I know a lot of folks are hoping to see each other... some after a real long time. It would be nice if we could at least set a date... how about July 27-28?? If there is NOT some sort of committee, fellow classmates, feel free to e- mail me and WE can organize something... -Vic Marshall (71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton (72) Re: "You can run, but you cannot hide! It, on one hand a sad commentary on human nature that it requires a disaster to bring out the good in people." Although there are many people that only help in emergencies, this comment made me reflect upon the service to others I've seen in this past year. It was a normal year. I've seen others: clean yards, reroof homes, pour cement, build brick walls, tear down an old home and haul the rubble away, rehang doors, paint schools and homes, rewire homes, jump cars, push cars, loan vehicles, take people places in their cars, volunteer at schools doing a multitude of things to help students, staff, and teachers, clean homes, plan festivals and activities, watch children, watch elderly, go looking for run-a-ways, do physical therapy and massages, write and phone the lonely, take in many, many meals to the sick, elderly, new parents, funerals and widows, weddings, community events, give clothes, food, and other possessions to immigrants, give toys, food, and clothing at Holidays, give medical care, and the list seems to go on and on. There are untold numbers doing this every day. All this was done at no expense to the recipient and often of great time and expense to the givers. I am very thankful for all those who serve. -Lois Clayton Colton (72) ~ Oahu, HI *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVine (52), Tom Tracy (55), Suzie Gunderson (60), Jim Yount (61), Shirley Sherwood (62), Maren Smyth (64), Janie O'Neal (65), Tedi Parks (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) Some random thoughts on a variety of subjects: In 1943, we moved from Ellensburg to a farm house about 3 miles from White Bluffs (which I believe was about 7 miles from Hanford) and my brother, Terry, and sister, Sharleen, and I rode the bus to school. (I seem to remember Don and Jack Fisher from those days...?) Our walk from the house to the "highway" was less than a mile but we were in the morning shift so it was dark. One morning a large bird suddenly flew from a tree as we walked along and it scared us half to death! We were painfully aware of the injustice to the previous residents of those homes. The farm house we moved into had only one electrical outlet so we used candles a lot. We loved it and I'm sorry we never did find out who it had belonged to. The barn and well were down a hill. The well water wasn't safe, so "they" delivered water once or twice a week. We had a barrel in the front yard. We hauled well water to the house for laundry. Lots of memories from that old place! We had a gravel pit nearby and Terry and I used to throw rocks to crack them open to see if there was anything interesting inside. One day, Terry was getting ready to throw a really big one... and he went right over the edge with it! Luckily, he was only bruised, not broken! We had some great adventures the 6 months we were there. Someday I hope to drive around out there and see if I can find where that house might have been. Up the road a ways was a small cabin where we found German coins. We spooked ourselves with stories of spies, etc. (I didn't realize until much later that my great- grandparents, who lived near us in Ellensburg, were German!) Remember Mrs. Ellis, the art teacher in high school? She had been among the "misplaced" people of Japanese descent. Bless their hearts... such an injustice! She was a great teacher and a fun person. I remember Mrs. Bjorkand, too, from 8th grade at Marcus Whitman. She was one of those "one in a million" teachers. I can hear you saying "enuf a'ready!!" Take care, all. Warmest regards, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Marilyn Richey (53) That was some hit Don got off Eddie Feignor. It went over that fence like a mortar shot and rocketed toward the Columbia River... It was a hit that could have satisfied any batter for half a century!!!... It sent more endorphins through the fans than anything since the end of WWII... I've never seen a greater ovation for an athlete. More excitement than the time my buddy played the cavalry charge at the Old Soldiers' Home in Los Angeles. It stunned Fast Eddie too. My Dad always liked Wes Liechty's pitching. He was very consistent, serious. Softball in Richland was serious business...Work was fun, but softball was very very serious. It was rumored that J.A. Tertelling saw his team beaten in a softball game and was so upset that he scouted for the best pitcher he could find. Perhaps someone knows the rest of that story. I remember Eddie's right arm being twice the size of his left. The hardest pitches to hit were when he windmilled his arm 5 times, but released the ball on the third or fourth. Catchers had to know exactly what kind of pitch he was throwing because the ball came in at freight train speed... kinda like the ones you used to throw to us!... those no-mercy speed balls to unsuspecting, innocent, really-nice-guys, junior high sensitive kids, hoping to get a hit off the famous Marilyn Richey... you always sent us home dragging our bat in the calendar pictures of Norman Rockwell's caricatures... but we all secretly loved you anyway and now that we're older with hardened egos can unashamedly tell you... you are still one of our greatest heroes... Thanks for the memories Marilyn. I always waited until after dark to walk through our neighborhood after being struck out by you... Gene Conley (48) was there once... and it helped when we were walking back to the bench when he said, "Wow! I wish I could pitch like that!"... I remember one softball umpire who worked the evening games and yelled STRY- EEEEEEEEEE-KK loudly... he got fewer arguments than the others... Richland had a surplus of fine softball pitchers... Of course we had Gene Conley the famous baseball pitcher and Boston Celtic. In High School we were fascinated to see him leap forward off the mount and nearly step in the batter's face... throw the ball at a right hander's head and just before it got to him... it curved over the plate. Who knows any high school kid who wouldn't step in the bucket or leap out of the batter's box at the sight of that bullet heading for his head? (and folks, we're talkin' about pre-helmet time in Tri-City land.) Gene had a great sense of humor... after a game we overheard a reporter ask him, "What's your favorite shot?"... He replied politely and with a smile, "The one that goes in". It was a great time... in a grand place... with good people... living and hoping and dreaming on a fast planet. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles (60) To: Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) Sent email several days ago, wondering if somehow it went to another? To: Rebecca Lester Cleavenger (60) Bunky, sent you an email using address in class email roster. It came back to me marked "invalid address". I'd love to connect. To: Rebecca Hanson Lange (66) I do not know when the designated parking for seniors began, but I do remember the year my future mother-in-law parked her pink and gray Oldsmobile in one of the parking spots for seniors, and they rolled her car down the hill towards the swimming pool. She was only 4'10" tall, but Mr. Haag thought a hurricane had just burst into his office. The whole senior class was held accountable, and responsible for getting her car back on the road. Guess who could park in the senior parking lot for the rest of her life if she chose! The year was 1957 (I think), but not later than 1959. -Suzie Gunderson Chiles (60) ~ Spring has sprung in the Okanogan Valley ******************************************** >>From: Jim Yount (61) Re: Looking for Grant Ross (61) The class of 1961 is having some difficulty finding Grant Ross for our 40th reunion. We thought we had the right address, but it turns out we did not. lists 24 names under a "Grant Ross" search, but now we're unsure just which one he is. If anyone has any information, it would be really appreciated. On a related note, the reunion website has been recently updated, and includes registration forms. Thanks! -Jim Yount (61) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Helen, Thank you for the kind words on the loss of my mother. I feel like I need to set the record straight though. My step sister mentioned that it was after a brief illness. While I understand what she meant, there is much more to this. My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about six years ago. This is after extensive tests that ruled out everything else. My sisters and I believe she was starting on this downward spiral as long ago as 1991. Anyway, my step dad did his best to take care of her on his own, and when that got to be too much, he moved her back to the Tri-Cities and into an Assisted Care Home. That lasted about one month and we moved her to an Alzheimer's facility. That lasted about two and a half months and then she went to Richland to a Nursing Home. Although she "officially" died of aspiration and pneumonia, the true cause was this horrible sickness that robs people of all quality of life in their final years. If they don't spell out Alzheimer's on death certificates (which they did not do in my Mother's case), statistics will not tell the true story of the numbers of people affected by this insidious disease. -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) Re: Iditarod Sled Dog Race Follow the leaders... Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth (64) ~ in New Orleans - 6 days 'til the 17th ******************************************** >>From: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) Re: Pictures I was wondering! As a classmate with limited memory and no annual, could someone download just the pictures of the class of '65. I keep trying to put names with faces and then get the panic feeling that I've got the wrong names with the right faces. I may be asking to much but if anyone has a better idea I'm open. I would even be willing to buy an old class of '65 annual from someone. I know, not a chance. Well, I tried. -Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) TO: Phil Jones (69), Mike Davis (74), Greg Alley (73), and Dave McAdie (79) Take your Hall of Fame debate to THE SANDBOX, boys. (And, by the way, I have Pete Rose's autograph, and you don't!!) We all know there is no justice regarding inductions to any Hall or Wall. The Bomber Wall of Fame will not even consider Bomber Bat Girls and poor Mr. Piippo will be slighted as well. It's time we Bombers all join together and let our voices be heard... "Tedi and Toivo"!! -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Gordon McDonald (56), Ron Richards (63), Gary Behymer (64), Paul Barger (68), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) Re: RHS Parking Lot When I was in RHS, it was first come first served. Teachers as well as students parking was the same. That class parking is for the birds. If cars were given flat tires if they had been parked in the wrong spot, there would been trouble in river city. Why should teachers or upper classmen have the best parking spots? Get to school on time and that wouldn't happen. I hear that you have to pay to park in the lot at the high school. That is a rip off if I ever heard one. First you have to park in a certain section and then to have to pay and not even have a say where you can park is a rip. I think parents as well as students should voice a opinion about this matter. OH FOR THE GOOD OLD TIMES To: Tom Tracy 55) Yes, those were good days to remember when softball in Richland was a big sport for the residents of the city. The umpire who used the "sttttttrike!!!!!!!" was Johnny Manus. But the most respected umpire of the day was when Fran Rish umpired along with Big Simpson. You didn't give them any lip or you would find yourself sitting on the bench for the rest of the game. Bob Seivers also came with no lip from players. The one I gave a lip or two was Mr. Clatworthy. He loved it and would give it right back to you. Yes, that was one of the highlights of my brother when he hit that home run off of Eddie F. The next two times up, Eddie struck Don out and didn't give him anything good to hit. He never made two mistakes in a row with some batter. Thanks for the compliments. It's been a long time since I pitched (1970) in Seattle. One nice thing was the last game I pitched in my career was a no-hitter against a Portland team and I said that was the nicest way to end my pitching days. Thanks again Tom. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Gordon McDonald (56) Re: Richland Softball I watched many great games at the Richland softball park back in the fifties including all those people who have been mentioned such as Marilyn Richey (53). Marilyn, I was wondering what sort of toll all of those 'windmills' took on your arm later on. Did you get chronic bursitis or something like that in your shoulder or elbow? Was the Dick Vogel (pitcher?) that was mentioned by someone from the Class of '56? I only remembered him being a catcher. He must have had to always throw a 'rise ball' to get it above the batters knees because he was even shorter than I was! Just kidding Dick - wherever you are. By the way, could the umpire that Tom Tracy (55) referred to have been Johnny Manos or Bob Seivers? Bob's son, Dick Seivers ('56), went on to become a Triple-A league umpire who I ran into in Evansville, Indiana in 1968. That was a tough life - every three days or so moving on to another city for about six months of the year. -Gordon McDonald (56) ~ Massena, NY ******************************************** >>From: Ron Richards (63) Greetings from Midland, Texas. Are there any good Richland Bombers living down here that can tell me about this sage brush-like plant with thorns on it? I also need to know how a good Democrat can survive in George W. Bush's home town for a week. -Ron Richards (63) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) ...forwarding this letter from... Harry Wilson (Chief Jo 9th grade Chief Jo) Gary - I played with The Casuals (60 -63) The Dynamics (63-65) The Springfield Rifle (66-71) Johnny Rusk (71-75) and Push (75-79). I went to work for Boeing (where I am still working) in 79. I play with a band called Legends (used to be Play It Again Sam). It is a 7 piece group and we have some real heavy players. Everyone in the band has a pretty stellar past - which spurred the name. We (Legends members) have played with The Dynamics, Springfield Rifle, Kingsmen, Burgundy Express, Jimmy Hanna Big Band, Push and The Rock & Roll All-Stars. I'm having a ball playing with these guys. ------- -Gary Behymer (64) ~ now living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Bill (Paul) Barger (68) Re: Car that shifted once To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) I bought a car like the one you mentioned on the 22nd. It was a 1950 Chrysler. I believe the transmission was called a semi-automatic or fluid drive. It was a 4 speed. You used the clutch to start out in first. When you got up to speed you had to lift your foot off the gas and it shifted itself into second gear. Then to shift into third you had to use the clutch and use the shift lever on the column. To go to fourth you had to lift your foot off the gas and it automatically shifted. During the summer of '67 David Durfee and I drove that car to Sanders Field every day to clean the stadium after games. My most vivid memory of that car happened one day when we left the stadium. I forgot to release the emergency brake before starting out and when I lifted my foot off the gas to shift to second the brake stopped the car right in the street. I never did that again. I bought that car for $50. I wish I could buy one like for $50 now. -Bill (Paul) Barger (68) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Re: Tuesday! and then I'll get off my soapbox! Warm sunny spring greetings to all, especially those who are privileged enough to still be residing within Bomberville! This is a final reminder to you regarding Tuesday's school bond election from me, out here in the booming metropolis (really!) of West Richland! Tuesday's vote will provide us with the opportunity to bring our facilities up to today's acceptable standards. Let's stop the downward spiral of failing systems and crumbling buildings. The time is now... let's take the next step to provide Richland students with the facilities they deserve! Vote YES on Tuesday! Thank you for your support! Getting off my soapbox now.... -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ West Richland, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Clowes (54), Steve Carson (58), Janice Woods (60WB), Anita Cleaver (63), Phil Jones (69), Brad Wear (71), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: School parking lot I do believe Marilyn Richey (53) to be most correct. Besides the teachers, about the only students who had cars were seniors, with a few juniors thrown in. The basic reason was that they had drivers licenses, and more than likely had jobs which paid for the cars, and the gas, to say nothing of the insurance. If one wanted a good spot, close to the door, you got to school early, other wise it was a long walk. Although I seem to remember that most of the teachers parked in the back lot (behind THE gym), but I may be wrong. The exceptions were those who took their cars to shop in order to work on them. Bomber Cheers to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (58) To: Ron Richards (63) That's easy Ron, convert. -Steve Carson (58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) To: Suzie Gunderson Chiles (60) Yes, got your EMail this morning, just took a few days vacation! Will be answering when I catch up on my work. Great to hear from you. More later.... -Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) ~ from beautiful SF ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) Re: Small World As Dean [Heiling-63] and I were riding the elevator today at our office, this woman asked if we were from Richland. She recognized us from the all Bomber reunion last summer. Her name is Ginger Rose Reed (or was it Reese - at my age can't remember a whole lot) and I think she's class of '55. As the doors closed after she got off the elevator, I yelled, "Nice to know there's three Bombers in the building!" - Not a wise thing to do. -Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To: Marilyn Richey (53) My dad talked often about how well you threw the softball. He contended that you could have held you own and much more of the best of men's teams in that era. I bet you did? Great chats and pictures of the old softball park at Howard Amon. Sad to see that torn down for the new Senior Center (isn't it?) but life goes on. My dad claimed to have faced Eddie Feigner at Bomber Bowl the year before that softball park was built at the park. I heard stories about them sandbagging around that field to save it during the flood of 1948. The pictures brought back tons of memories. During the fifties, we lived on 511 Barth. Across from a little grassy park, a bus stop, GWWay and the softball field. That lot later became the Imperial 400 Motel. My dad played there a lot (with your brother Don when they won state in '56, I think) but I was always there as a little kid. After each softball game on many, many nights I would rush out after the final out of each game to run around the bases, sliding at home. Most nights, on my return home, my mom would practically undress me on the front porch of our "B" house as I was covered in infield dirt. Somebody mentioned the cars that were parked outside the outfield fence allowing the passengers to grab a burger and coke and watch great softball from inside their car. As the story goes, in the summer of 1951, my dad, Jimmy Jones was pitching and facing Billy Schildknecht, a terrific former Tertling player with Eddie Feigner. Billy hit a home run off my dad to win the game for his team. To add insult to injury the ball cleared the fence and broke the windshield out of our car which at the time contained my mom and a little 6 month old toe headed baby - me. Jimmy Schildknecht (66), loves that story about our dads. Eddie Feigner did have a huge ego. My dad pitched with his team early in the season in perhaps 1949. On a couple of double headers, my dad gave up fewer hits than Eddie. That didn't sit well at all with Eddie's ego. They parted ways and later had some terrific head to head match ups. As mentioned previously in these pages, their final meeting was last summer at Posse Field, during Eddie's Farewell Tour. They asked my dad to pitch one final time (as well as Phil Whitney) against Eddie for old time sake. It was Eddie's final tour and my dad's last summer of life. I'm glad it happened. Eddie has mellowed some over the years they all got together and shared some nice stories over that week end. In the 60s I remember watching a Major Leagers v. Hollywood Celebrities softball game on TV. James Garner was pitching for the celebrities and the all-stars had the bases juiced with Willie Mays at the plate. James Garner claimed he needed a relief pitcher to throw to Mays. The gag was that they just went to the stands and picked out some spectator to come in and pitch to Mays. They panned across the crowd and picked some guy supposedly at random. Well, it was Eddie. He took off his tie and struck Mays out on three pitches. In Eddie's program it claims he struck out Mays and 2 other Hall of Famers, maybe McCovey and Clemente, consecutively on another occasion. He was awesome. Marilyn, Jim Clatworth was an umpire who reportedly thought a curve ball was an optical illusion. Good ump, bad theory. To: Mike Davis (74) Gambling on baseball as a big league skipper is way beyond "not eating your vegetables". Perhaps we can take this up, as Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) suggests, in THE SANDBOX or better yet, we could "hash" it out over a "Grand Slam Breakfast" at you know where. And Tedi, how do you know I don't have Pete Rose's autograph? -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Ron Richards (63) Ron You've probably experienced the nice Choia plant, they look nice but have the microscopic thorns as well as the needle ones. As far as surviving in Midland you just need to learn how to talk. Essential words are: Kober - cold beer, Je'et Did you eat yet? Sko - Let go. Emmersome - usually referring to a well endowed young Texas gal. If you want to be around a bunch of Democrats, then you need to make it on over to Austin. The Berkeley of the South. Great place, take in 6th street. Oh, by the way I didn't know there were any "good democrats." You being a Bomber makes up for that short fall. -Brad Wear (71) ~ Richardson, TX ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Hair Styles I was looking at the school yearbook and noticed that quite a few of us girls (in the late 1970's) had the Farrah Fawcett (the feathered look) haircut. I had it for years before I got my brave and in the 80s, had my hair cut short, two months later "Princess Diana" was introduced. Everyone said I had the Princess Di haircut. I've since grown it out, but it is amazing how these hairstyles come and go and even come back again. I have to draw the line somewhere, I can't picture myself with a "colored mohawk" that some kids have today (boys & girls). Anyone else care to share there memories about good and bad haircuts. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely (49), Marilyn Richey (53), Ginger Rose (55), Tom Tracy (55), Gary Scholl (56), Rose Boswell (61), Jeanie Walsh (63), Jim House (63), Marie Ruppert (63), Karen Schildknecht (67), Betti Avant (69), Mike Davis (74), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) Re: Eddie Feigner This year will be his last year on the road. Visit his web site at: to get the latest on his schedule and items for sale, etc. I, too, remember that "All Star" game against major league ball players and his 6 consecutive strike outs. He really embarrassed them. -Ken Ely (49) ~ Orangevale, CA ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Gordon McDonald (56) Re: Softball in Richland Dick Vogel was a pitcher and his dad Eddie was a catcher for many years in Richland. He played with Jimmy Jones and Wes Liechty in the late 40s and into the 50s. No, I only had one injury to my arm in all the years I pitched. In fact, I can still throw underhanded well to this day. Thanks for remembering me. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Ginger Rose Reed (55) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) It was nice to meet you and Dean in the elevator - I thought I recognized you at the R2K reunion but never got a chance to ask if you worked in Portland, OR. I enjoyed your comment about 3 Bombers in the building - but I guess we'd better keep it quiet. The recent earthquake gave us enough of a shake for a while. -Ginger Rose Reed (55) ~ live in Vancouver, WA; work in Portland, OR - best of both worlds. ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) Re: Three Bombers in the Building... Ginger Rose Reed (55) was our Prom Queen, one of our top students at Col Hi. And she was what is affectionately known as one of our "bombshells"... a beautiful girl during the era of Richland's most beautiful women. Richland provided that perfect amount of sunlight, the boost of "radiance", an extra helping of neutrons and Spudnuts in the diet to somehow boost a girl's DNA. Some say, our wonderful Chemistry Teacher, Mr. Heinrich added additional ingredients in the school's water supply... ahh... RHS girls... the thing that made Richland's truant officer lonelier than the Maytag Repair Man. All the fraternity guys at the UW used to say Richland brings good teams, pretty cheerleaders, a great band and the girls you want to take home to meet Mom and Dad... We always clearly reminded them that the Richland girls were already spoken for... had pledged their loyalties and other discouraging caveats... warnings that were always ignored.... Ginger was a student leader from Chief Joseph through RHS. She is a famous RHS Bomber. And once a Bomber always a Bomber... there is no known cure. If you make your announcement a few more times, wear your R2K hat, shirt or other items, you might create your own private elevator or be invited to strip-search parties by that large guard at the door... It will get more attention in an airport or in customs... "Lady would you like to explain why you used the "B" word in our International Elevator". There is fear that in some quarters, someone may try to hijack an elevator and fly it to Cuba.. Your building managers may justify hiring prison guards to keep an eye out for the three "B _ _ _ _ _ S" reportedly loose and openly "B". I loved your comment and afterthought... I'd never thought how easily one could make such a powerful comment in an elevator. That puts the tough guy who comes in smoking a cigar to shame... If you tell someone who wants to smoke in your elevator, "Hey, there are three "bombers" in here who don't want you to smoke" , it would carry more weight than just someone with a polite request and a gun. Thanks for posting the elevator story. It's an R2K classic. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Gary R Scholl (56) Re: Hair cuts The girls were not the only ones to do the do's with hair. As I recall a lot of the boys wore the DA style or took after Kookie on 77 Sunset Strip. As I recall we wore short on top and long on the sides, combed back and made into a DA. Re: Parking The parking was used as was said mostly by seniors or juniors as they were old enough to get a license, but you had to be early to get the best spots. I drove as a junior and never had a problem with tires etc. In '56 I think it was first come first serve... no particular assigned parking. Anyone remember the purple Ford coupe? Re: Small world As far as Bombers getting around I ran into Bill Rowe (56) in North Africa at a theater however that was forty five or so years ago. We are well traveled. Re: Village theater How about the village theater? When did that disappear from the scene? When I was in Chief Jo, we spent lots of Saturday afternoons there. 12 cents to get in and popcorn and coke for a dime... 22 cents all total... wow to see a movie and get change from a quarter. Bomber cheers, -Gary R Scholl (56) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) We had our little Bomberette luncheon on Sunday, There were about 6 of us there. No matter how many turn up its always a good time. We ate in the restaurant at the hotel. We decided to do that rather than trying to get a room. That way we only paid for our lunch. We sure would like some of the other ladies and even gents to come. The next one is April 8 at 1pm. Come and join us. Not only do we discuss yesterday, we discuss today and tomorrow. And I love getting to know people I really didn't know in school. We all ran with different crowds and different years, but know a lot of people together... And laugh alot. Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Re: Calling all Bombers OK, I am in desperate need for some "Bomber" help! The local newspaper is having a "Survivor" island that consists of high profile residents in the county. The object of this survivor island is to vote one person off every week until there is no one left. There are four politicians, Congressman Elton Gallegly, District Attorney Michael Bradbury, Council Member Linda Parks, and myself, Mayor ProTem Barbra Williamson. There is also a editor of the newspaper, a retired baseball manager (Sparky Anderson) and some other people who you will see when you log on. Congressman Elton Gallegly is mobilizing forces to try and vote me off the island this Thursday. One person is voted off every week and the contest is running for 16 weeks. I need as many Bombers to log onto the sight and vote off Elton this week and then Micheal Bradbury the following week. I need your help and I need it now... How about it, will you help me in rounding up the troops? Every Sunday you can log on to see who got voted off.. -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jeanie--OK, I went and voted for Elton Gallegly. Please keep us posted -- especially if we Bombers help get him voted off your "island"... and then remind us when it's time to vote again... and who to vote for... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) Re: Ron Richards in Midland, TX To: Ron Richards (63) If you have been in Midland for three days you must already be wearing your new snake skin boots and claiming to be a good 'ol boy. There must be plenty of Democrats there since I believe Midland is still represented by a Democrat in congress. "Dub" ran against him several years ago and lost. When it was suggested he run again he declined and, in his bipartisan way, said he thought the Democrat was doing a good job. More importantly I would like to recommend you have breakfast at the White Spot cafe. It is in a half vacant (like most of Midland) office building a few blocks from the Hilton Hotel. If you go there you will step back in time about 50 years. The menu is hand written with price changes penciled in, not like the laminated versions with pictures of food that Mike Davis (74) orders from (and no doubt dreams about). In the evenings, I like to walk around downtown Midland and yell "Where is everybody?" I have not had an answer the past few trips. Enjoy your stay. Y'all come back now, hear? -Jim House (63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman (63) Does anyone out there know the whereabouts of Karen Harrison Miller (63). Her step sister, Marlene Chisholm Fink (61) is listed in the '61 class roster, but w/o email. -Marie Ruppert Hartman (63) ~ Bremerton, WA ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) To: Phil Jones (68) Re: Ball players Thanks for the great retelling of that wonderful story about our fathers. The first time I heard you tell it was at Dad's memorial, and it just gets better with time. We just received word that another player from those the pioneer teams, Gene Emery, passed away last month. Not many left anymore. Can you imagine the team they've built up in those green fields above us?? (At least I sure hope they're up there.) These were some of the most incredible ball players, but more than that, these guys had some of the best work, and play, ethics this area ever saw. Wonderful men, wonderful memories. Thanks again, Phil! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: the ball field The one thing I remember about the ball field everybody is talking about down at Riverside Park, now Howard Amon. My senior year (69) our high school softball team played two games down there (against Kennewick and Finley). I most remember that the dugouts were really dugouts, as they were below ground level. In our game against Kennewick it was back and forth, they going ahead, only to have us come back on them in the bottom of our inning. I remember our 3rd base coach (Kay Bleier) sending me home on a hit to the outfield. Now granted I was pretty slow and I knew the center-fielder had an arm, but I ran and slid into the catcher and either dislocated or broke her ankle. I made her drop the ball and the run was scored. We ended up winning the game. Several years later I played some slow pitch games on that same field, the only difference being that the dugouts were then above ground. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS where today the sun is shining brightly ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Question? Years ago I remember seeing big dark green (I think) mail boxes often sitting next to regular mail boxes on some street corners. Anybody else? And what were those all about? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Small World To: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) I got a chuckle out of the statement "Nice to know there's three Bombers in the building!" in your entry. Unfortunately these days, it probably wouldn't be appropriate to say that in a Government building or an Airport as well. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber Booster today: Janice Kersterrer (53), Mike Clowes (54), Ginger Rose (55), Patti Jones (60), Mike Howell (68WB), Brad Wear (71), Kerry Rhoten (71), Jim Anderson (72WB), Greg Alley (73), Vernon Holt (Bomber Booster) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Kersterrer Bullek (53) Re: Eddie Feigner Jerry Dudley (53) sent me some Alumni Sandstorm stuff this a.m. & I couldn't believe it when I saw the name Eddie Feigner. I was at one of his exhibition games & was down behind the backstop while he was practicing. Totally not the place to be but I was where I wasn't supposed to be a lot! His catcher missed one of his pitches which he never did & I caught the ball with my right temple. I don't know why I didn't pass out... the pain was unbelievable. Eddie & the catcher both bolted to my side, very concerned. I felt so STUPID... convinced them I was fine, took an ice pack they put together & watched the game. I've blamed that hit on the head for all of my stupid mistakes throughout my life. -Janice Kersterrer Bullek (53) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Ginger Rose Reed (55) It's nice that you think living in Vancouver (USA) and working in Portland is the best of both worlds. And that statement was made during Income Tax season. Yes, those who work in Oregon, regardless of where they live, must pay income tax to the State of Oregon. If you are lucky, and the state legislature doesn't turn things around, you might be eligible for a "kicker" (that is a refund if the state collects more income taxes than they need). Personally, if I had my druthers, I'd sooner live in Washington, even with the sales tax. Hang in there Ginger, and occasionally let them know you ARE a Bomber. This just in: According to this morning's ESPN on line poll, a prediction of a Gonzaga victory in the first round was the overwhelming favorite. Go 'Zags Bomber Cheers for all, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ living in Albany and paying that *#@* income tax. ******************************************** >>From: Ginger Rose Reed (55) To: Tom Tracy (55) Thanks, Tom, for the kind words. You are certainly good for the ego. I'm sure you made all us RHS women feel great. On a sad note: I just heard that Jim Hollick, father of Jim (Jr.) and Pat Hollick who played in the R2K alumni basketball game, (and all their brothers and sisters) passed away on Tuesday, March 13. I'm not sure Jim graduated from Col-Hi but I know his wife, Ann Dewane Hollick, did, and his brother, Pete Hollick, was in our class of 1955. Jim & Ann Hollick have a large, wonderful family and all of them attended RHS. We had the great good fortune of living across the street from them in Perry Court during the years our children were growing up and enjoying their friendship over many years. My son, Bracken Reed (85), and their son Pat have been good friends since age 3 when we moved there. My love and sympathy go out to all the Hollick family. -Ginger Rose Reed (55) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) 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 APRIL 5, 2001 Date: April 8, 2001 Time: 1:00PM Where: Best Western Executive Inn I-5 Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E. Phone: 922-0080 Price: Your luncheon price + tip Mother and wives of Bombers are welcome Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones (60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell (68WB) To: Mike Davis (74) Hey Mike those big Green Boxes were where the mail man kept the mail he (or she) was going to deliver as they didn't drive and the mail was dropped there for them so they could fill their bag and continue. -Mike Howell (68WB) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Mike Davis (74) Mike. If you'll remember the "mail people" used to walk their route, maybe still do in some places. The green boxes were strategically placed with mail for certain sections of their route. They were essentially pick up boxes for the delivery people. Here in the thriving metropolis of Richardson, TX. the mail is delivered to your box that must be next to the street, and at least two boxes have to be in the same spot. The postal union negotiated that they can only have so many stops. It's also interesting to see that if your mailbox is blocked by a car they will not deliver the mail to it. So much for rain or snow, or dead of night... -Brad Wear (71) ~ Richardson, TX - center of the fastest growing county in Texas - Thank you Nortel and Cisco. ******************************************** >>From: Kerry Rhoten (71) Hi class of 71 We could have a reunion on the 22nd and or 23rd of June that is the same weekend as COOL DESERT NIGHTS and the two street dances should be alot of fun. Let me know and I will work on it!!! -Kerry Rhoten (71) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson (72WB) - (Chief Jo 69) Re: Those dark green mailboxes mentioned by Mike Davis (74) Those were originally used as food storage sites, and were designed by a man from Benton City, a Mr. Dennis Dengold. The local dump would not accept toxic substances, so left-over hamburger gravy from the local school cafeterias had to be secretly stashed somewhere. Dengold, then the head chef at Carmichael, designed the boxes, hoping that their thick lead shielding would protect the community from leaking poisons. After housing the gravy for at least six months, and the "food" was determined to be completely rotten, the aged gravy would be taken to a new chain of restaurants opened by Mr. Dengold, and served there. Originally, the places were called Dengolds, but, of course, the name soon evolved into "Denny's". -Jim Anderson (72WB) - (Chief Jo 69) ~ Seattle, WA ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) Is that a real question or do you have March Madness or St. Patty day fever? Maybe you really have green in you. Is it Irish or Bomber? -Greg Alley (73) ~ Still spitting out dirt from the dust storm. ******************************************** >>From: Vernon Holt (Bomber Booster) Re: Eddie Feignor Some years ago Eddie Feignor the King and his Court played our local New Jersey tri-county league champions. (Actually loaded with All Stars.) Eddie showed up with only his catcher, said the rest of his team was sick, but he had never canceled a game, so he took the field and won the 7 innings after giving up quite a few runs. He said it was the toughest team he ever faced! His catcher was quite a hitter. Re: Green Mail Boxes The green mail boxes were for us foot mail persons to drop mail in when the bag got too heavy. Or to store some in when a regular mail box got too full. Then the truck would come by and pick it up later on. Otherwise the regular mail boxes in a shopping area etc. would overfill after a week end, and bags would get too heavy to carry from store to store etc.! -Vernon Holt (Booster '47) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Glenn Turner (49), Carol Converse (64), Chuck Monasmith (65), Al Nihart (66), Mike Davis (74), Doug Lemke (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glenn Turner (49) Re: Ed Feigner Ken Ely's (49) letter about Ed Feigner brought back many memories. I played softball on a church league team then, sometimes pitching, and was always fascinated by the semi-pro teams fielded by the contaractors in the Richland League. Softball was very popular then, with many leagues. I remember another good pitcher (but not his name) who came a year or two later and was almost as good as Feigner. Those two teams had some very close and exciting games. Feigner's bio says he is in his 70s. It must be the late 70s because he was quite a bit older than we were. He was and is an amazing athlete. -Glenn Turner (49) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) OK. I voted for Elton Gallegly also to get voted off this week. Yes, I agree with Maren, keep us posted and informed to the upcoming weeks. This may be a lot of fun. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ cloudy, misty day in Eureka, CA ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Monasmith (65) Re: cool earthquake art All Shook Up.... My youngest daughter forwarded this URL to me. It's an interesting view of the recent Nisqually Delta Quake or as others call it the Rattle in Seattle . -Chuck Monasmith (65) ******************************************** >>From: Al Nihart (66) Re: Zip's I heard a rumor today that Zip's in Richland may move across the street to the now vacant Barron's Beef and Brew. If that's true I guess it proves the old saying that nothing lasts for ever... lots of memories there. not quite Arnold's from Happy Days but it was close enough! -Al Nihart (66) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Jim "Bo" Anderson (72WB) hasn't lost his keen sense of humor - getting in the Denny's jab! What Bo failed to mention was that his claim to fame during his incredible basketball career under the tutelage of Coach Piippo (Get him on the Wall!) was outscoring Jim Bixler (72) during the ninth grade hoop season of nineteen hundred and sixty- nine. Bo was good for a couple of buckets that season as the Bix went scoreless! On a sad note: This was about the end of the hoop careers for these two highly touted prepsters. Bo moved away and Teverbaugh failed to capitalize on Bix's patented move - the turnaround, crossover, traveling all over fader! UNSTOPPABLE!! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Doug Lemke (77) Re: Sports Trivia To all you high school hoop fans out there here is a little WIAA state championship finals trivia for ya. It seems like every few years over here on the Eastside of the Westside of the state (Bellevue, Kirkland etc.) the local paper rehashes the 1981 state finals game between Shadle Park and Mercer Island and this year being the 20th anniversary of the game, well you get the picture. This game ended in a last second buzzer beater and Shadle won the game. That shot is still contested to this day by all of Mercer Island. They claim the shot was late. OK who cares you say, agreed. But here's the question: What Richland HS graduate and former hoop player had a prominent role in deciding the outcome of this highly contested game? -Doug Lemke (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/01 ~ ST. PATRICK'S DAY ALSO MY DAUGHTER'S WEDDING DAY!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTICE R2K+1 "GATHERING" for ALL Richland High "Alumni" to be held at the Richland Red Lion Courtyard, on Saturday, June 23rd, starting at 8:00pm. This is the same week-end as "Cool Desert Nights", so this will be another fun week-end. For those of you who missed the last Reunion, you won't want to miss another chance to mingle with friends from all classes. We will be having Hors D'oeuvres, so we would like to have a count on how many plan on coming. Please contact us and let us know. We will be taking donations at the door to help with future Reunions and also for the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Linda Belliston Boehning (63), Secretary Kathy Hoff Conrad (64), Chairman ******************************************** 10 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Clowes (54), Tom Tracy (55), Dave Hanthorn (63), Steve Sawyer (65), Rick Maddy (67), Lori Killand (72), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74), Chris Webster (78), Gil Gilstrap (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Gonzaga Victory Just in case no one else makes mention, Gonzaga beat Virginia with a last second put back of a blocked shot. Way to Go!!!! And this was a school who's only previous claim to fame is that it is Bing Crosby's alma mater. By the way, how did the school bond issue turn out? Bomber Cheers all around -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Doug Lemke (77) Did one of our RHS basketball stars play the ominous role of "timer" or "referee" in the Mercer Island/Shadle Park debacle? Hope he left his motor running the parking lot. Those decisions can leave the natives restless. We hope he lived in a "gated" community in Shadle Park. Those native "Merciless Islanders" have been known to take basketball seriously. Whoever it was, we hope he's still alive and well. Please tell. They're taking basketball seriously here in Boise this week... NCAA playoffs... one of my favorite coaches, Lefty Driesel's (Georgia State) is in town and pulled off a couple of wins... one over Iowa and the other over the local press (Lefty's known for avoiding the press by pleading stupidity... but winning anyway)..." The only thing you do when you coach at 67 is go to the bathroom and try to remember names." [that one sent the press away... but won the "quote of the day" in our local paper] We heard there was a big scandal in his school this year - three players were found reading in the library. I really enjoyed your comments on basketball and your experiences at Chief Joseph and Col Hi... in that warm sandy little land where the rivers join and basketball is still a cherished commodity. Dr. Naismith must be proud of those who have devoted their time and attention to its spirited RHS roots. By the way, we also had some similar moves like... two slips, a stumble and a 40 yard dash with a basketball tucked under our arm... but I think those were the dance steps some of us perfected at the sock hops. To: Richland's Historians How did Oak Ridge Tennessee's community development compare with Richland's? Was it a town "engineered" and designed from scratch also? Anyone know those famous engineers who quickly designed, implemented the plans? I'll bet Paul Beardsley knows. Cheers for the good years.. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Mike Hartnett Arbogast (61) Re: ZIP's drive-in Can't imagine Zip's not being where I remember, next to the old roller rink, near Lord Electric's old office. I've been gone long enough that I don't know location of Barron's. I'll have to check it out this summer during my 40th reunion weekend. -Mary Mike Hartnett Arbogast (61) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) To: Doug Lemke (77) Re: Shadle Park vs. Mercer Island championship game Doug, I sure hope somebody answers your question, as I was trying to think of that guy's name just the other day. (I couldn't come up with it, myself). Anyway, he was the ref that called the last second shot by the Shadle player to be good (before the clock expired) that gave the victory to Shadle. Not quite ALL of Mercer Island contests that call. I have lived on Mercer Island since 1973, and I have seen the taped replay of that call over and over again on TV over the years, and every single time the Shadle kid manages to get that shot off before the clock hits 00:00. The ref from Richland was positioned perfectly to see the shot and the clock at the same time, and he absolutely made the correct call. However, the Mercer Island coach (Ed Pepple) went crazy, along with the Mercer Island student body, and even some of the faculty, and caused what is probably still the ugliest scene ever at a WIAA State Championship event. The WIAA put the whole Mercer Island High School on probation for a full year, which is, I believe, still the heaviest penalty they have ever placed on a school. Ed Pepple STILL to this day swears that his team won the game, and has never apologized to anyone for his total lack of sportsmanship and his terrible behavior. He did everything he could to take the thrill of the championship away from the Shadle Park kids, and also has heaped scorn by the bucketful's on the Richland Ref. Unfortunately for sportsmanship, the M.I. school district never took any action of any kind against Pepple or any of the other faculty members that participated in this ugly scene, thus seeming to condone their poor judgment. Instead, Ed Pepple is considered a great coach and a "living legend" here on this side of the mountains, since his teams have won more games (800) than any other coach in state history. Oddly, with all those wins, his teams have only won the State Championship once, unless you (like Pepple) count that game against Shadle Park as a win for the Islanders, in which case they have "won" two championships (no way would I count it that way). I don't care how many games Pepple's teams win before the old jerk retires, his actions and words that night and in the weeks, months, and even years that followed far outweigh any right to fame he may think he should have. The best high school basketball coach in State history? I would have to say it would be one of the following: "Squinty" Hunter (Walla Walla), "Daddy" Dawald (Richland), or "Happy" Hairston (Garfield). These guys were all classy people who knew how to win and how to be good sports. Ed Pepple couldn't hold a candle to any of them. But with all that said, I STILL can't remember the name of the Richland ref that made the correct call. Did he play for the Bombers when he was in high school? I sure hope somebody can fill in some of the blank spots on this guy. Bomber Cheers, -Dave Hanthorn (63) ~ shaken, not stirred on M.I. ******************************************** >>From: Steve Sawyer (65) The Seattle Earthquake (6.8 R) has gotten a lot of attention in the Sandstorm and I've enjoyed the entries. I particularly liked the link to the site showing photos of interior of the Sea-Tac Control Tower (thank you, Richard). Here is one more site that I hope others will enjoy. -Steve Sawyer (65) ~ Anchorage, Alaska - Home of the BIG ONE (9.2 R) ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67)] Re: Hamburger Gravy A quick apology to anyone that already mentioned this and I missed it... Although, I must say the green bean juice that Jim Russell (58) mentioned is a new twist and I must give it a go soon. Nevertheless, the "WATER" you add to the meat, onion, flour mix has to be the water from the pot of potatoes you have boiled for the mashed potatoes. Believe me when I tell you this potato starch water, when mixed with the floured meat mix and heat, will change everything. Water, as in plain old tap water, for making gravy does NOT cut it with the exception of making it for rice, a piece of white bread, or any other last resort reason where a potato is not involved. Same for the turkey gravy. No real need for the milk in the mix, but a little won't hurt anything. You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you my middle name is Buffet. Re: Dave Jacobs (67) My condolences to Dave Jacobs (67) wife and family. I saw Dave at our 30th and R2K. Gary Nelson (67) more than once said Dave and I could pass as brothers. Gary has always been good at pointing these things out. A small bond indeed with Dave. Dave was a good man and a gentle soul. We passed a few times as kids through the same interchanging circles. I could never get him to laugh hard, but he was always good for a chuckle or two at my lame jokes. -Rick Maddy (67) ~ from sunny Haolewood (Kihei), HI ******************************************** >>From: Lori Killand Whelan (72) Re: Parents' 50th! Today (3/16) marks the 50th wedding anniversary of Wayne Killand (48) and Joanne Jerman Killand (49WB) - - my parents. If any former classmates would like to share a memory or two with them, please e-mail me directly. I will make sure they receive your comments, greetings, best wishes, etc. on Sunday when we gather to celebrate this special occasion - - otherwise known as "2001: A KILLAND SPACE ODDITY". Thank you, -Lori Killand Whelan (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Doug Lemke (77) You must be talking about the famous "Mano". Chris Manolopoulos (67). The guy has been taking crap from fans and media for years on that call, and even though I was not there he still holds his head high and is sure he made the right call when he made it. I could never ref and though I love the sport, I always could hear the bitching (just a short stint doing college intramural games) and had rabbit ears. He was an assistant coach in football and track when I was in high school and was a good hoops player when he played. We always kidded him then about naming his kid Zorba (you know Zorba the Greek), and I think he did. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Richland & enjoying March Madness wishing I was in Spokane at regionals or at state in Seattle with Bomber fans ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Doug Lemke (77) RHS grad Chris Manolopoulos (67) made the call on the hoop by Shadle Park. Mercer Island coach Ed Peeples still whines! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Chris Webster (78) To: Doug Lemke (77) Let me take a guess to your question. Was it Dick Cartmell (73)? It was good seeing you at Sahalee at the PGA Championship. -Chris Webster (78) ******************************************** >>From: Gil Gilstrap (79) What happened to Barons Beef and Brew did it just go out of business or did they sell, I spent many a day there drowning my sorrows in a pint of brew. -Gil Gilstrap (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy (45 and 46), Fred Suckow (55), Jim Hamilton (63), Joni Lee (65), Merle Huesties (72), Greg Alley (73), Rachal Rudd (77), Stephen Schraedel (79), Denny Irby (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (45 and 46) Re: Softball All this chatter about softball puts me back to those days when I played in a beer league. I knew all those guys from Tertleling and the Legion, Feigner, Wes Liechty, etc. One time, in a practice game, I batted against Fingers. I never did know what he threw at me or if he even did. I didn't see anything. I rode shotgun for a while with Jimmy Jones delivering for Davis furniture. Sometimes Hop Cassidy would join us. I understand they never did get all the blarney scraped out of that cab. A decade or so later I played slow pitch on a team with such stalwarts as Wes, Hop and Ray Conley etc. We never lost a league game in two years. Of course slow pitch was a misnomer. The only rule was that the pitcher couldn't wind up. Geez, Wes never wound up when he was playing fast pitch. Once, after attending a wedding in Portland, Dick Sears and I stopped off in Longview, where a Richland team was playing in a state tournament championship game. Orville Marcum (now THERE was an athlete) was nearly beheaded by a guy wire in center field. Later, the game was tied but Dick and I had to get back to Seattle. Just as we got to the parking lot we heard a whap! we turned in time to see Orv circling the bases. Inning, game and tournament. Few years ago Don Richey and I were looking at old pics at his house. Sadly, we noted that most of those old heroes are gone. -Dick McCoy (45 and 46) ******************************************** >>From: Fred Suckow (55) To: Tom Tracy (55) Re: Oak Ridge, TN I have some friends in San Jose, CA that were raised in Oak Ridge and their memories parallel ours. I believe that their town was sold about the same time as Richland. It was interesting comparing our school days. Tom, keep writing. I am enjoying your prose. Someone needs to keep reminding us of the good life we had growing up. -Fred Suckow (55) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) To: Dave Hanthorn (63) I thought Squinty Hunter was at Lewis & Clark, and Boots Wooten was at Walla Wallace. Don't forget Judd Heathcoate at CV, before he went to Wazzu and Michigan State. Don't know how any of them would do today, having to coach 12 months a year and putting up with parents. Plus Judd would have had to get new hair. I've always wondered what kind of a tattoo Jim House or "Wizzer" Stein would have worn. In Jim's case is could have been done in snow white and still would have shown up on his arm like one of them neon beer signs at Bud and Marges in Kiona where me and Frank searched for the Ultimate Juke Box. The Juke of the Covenant, so to speak. When great basketball players from up and down the valley are mentioned, no one ever talks about Ted Patterson from Toppenish or Carmietoad Maustin (sp) from Kennewick. As I recall Kennewick missread the rules (duh) and didn't know you could defend in the back court, but then realized they had the Park Department rules. Semper Bomberus -jimbeaux (here in Juanita, where I drive past Dick Nelson's house every day) P.S. Ed Pepple still counted the Shadle game as a WIN in his quest for 800. I think some of those wins over Mt. Si should only be worth a 1/2. -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Joni Lee Rabena (65) Happy St. Paddy's Day to all my friends! We're spending the afternoon and evening in several of the Irish pubs here in Calgary, Alberta, drinking Guinness and listening to great traditional Irish music. I will toast all of the Richland Bombers, young and old! We just returned from two weeks in Ireland, and it was not nearly enough. Plan to go back and spend a summer sometime. Zip's could not possibly move. I left my knee skin there once when I fell off the back of a motor scooter going around the parking lot! It's just devastating to even think about it. Anyway, to all: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand. -Joni Lee Rabena (65) ******************************************** >>From: Merle Huesties Estrin (72) Re: R2K+1 Gathering Maren, Count me in for the R2K+1 gathering. Do you know of anyone in the Everett/Monroe area that is going? I would like to connect up with someone to carpool over with if possible. Thanks, -Merle Huesties Estrin (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) I think everybody on this side of the state wants to call the Mercer Island coach Peeples, its Pepple. To: Gil Gilstrap (79) Barons was a great place for food and micro brews. As I have heard it they started losing their lunch crowd from the federal building and were not making it. It was a much better place than the Herfys that was there first. Not the best burgers but then you can't be picky with fast food. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Spring is close in Richland ******************************************** >>From: Rachal Rudd de Waal (77) Hello there Class of 77!!!!!!! This is Rachal Rudd (de Waal now) writing to you all from Holland! I am trying to get in touch with some class- mates from back when. Would love to hear from you guys because my childhood memories are in the Tri-Cities and I am here. I am planning to come to our 25th reunion next year and want to get to know some of ya again through this wonderful contraption (the computer). Hope to hear from ya soon! Groetjes (greetings), -Rachal Rudd de Waal (77) ******************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) Does anyone remember Chapter 11, a steakhouse//restaurant in Kennewick? If I remember, this chain actually went bankrupt. One of their popular menu items was prime rib with a choice of 12 oz or 20 steaks. I don't remember having ever had a better prime rib. -Stephen Schraedel (79) ******************************************** >>From: Denny Irby (81) Re: RHS Ref The Richland referee was named Manolopoulos. I can't remember his first name for sure. I think it was Chris. -Denny Irby (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTICE R2K+1 GATHERING for ALL Richland High "Alumni" to be held at the Richland Red Lion Courtyard, on Saturday, June 23rd, starting at 8:00pm. This is the same week-end as "Cool Desert Nights", so this will be another fun week-end. For those of you who missed the last Reunion, you won't want to miss another chance to mingle with friends from all classes. We will be having Hors D'oeuvres, so we would like to have a count on how many plan on coming. Please contact us and let us know. We will be taking donations at the door to help with future Reunions and also for the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Linda Belliston Boehning (63), Secretary Kathy Hoff Conrad (64), Chairman ******************************************** 8 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVine (52), Marilyn Richey (53), Mike Clowes (54), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), Jeanie Walsh (63), Betti Avant (69), Mike Davis (74), Darren McIntyre (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) To: Chuck Monasmith (65) Thanks so much for sharing with us that wonderful article and pictures of the "earthquake rose"! Awesome! Re: Ed Feigner I looked at Ed Feigner's web site and am sorry to see he has no appearances scheduled in Washington, Oregon or Idaho. (So far, anyway.) I would love a chance to take my Dad to see "The King..." one more time! Best regards to all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Doug Lemke (77) Re: Great Basketball Coaches in Washington History You referred to some great basketball coaches from the past and one who stands out is Squinty Hunter of Lewis & Clark in Spokane - not Walla Walla - as Boot Wooten was Walla Walla coach and won some state tournaments in his day. Mr. Art Dawald of course of Richland as well as Russ Insley of Wapato who gave Richland all they wanted in the 50s. I cannot think of the man who coached Yakima High in late 40s and into the 50s but he produced some of the best teams ever in the Valley. I am sure Tom Tracy (55) will remember Don Rabung and his brother, The Allen brothers Lenny and Dave, Al Carmichael on that '53 team in Yakima. The one thing I couldn't understand about not doing something due to Mr. Peeple's behavior at that state tournament by the conference and the Washington State Athletic Association now the WIAA. I remember when Central Valley of Spokane came to play during the years of playing the Bombers, he would slam chairs and talk to those refs terribly and get away with it. He later coached at Michigan State when Magic Johnson took them to the national championship. Tom T will remember his name. They called him Mad Dog. There will never be another Art Dawald in this area. He was one of a kind as to the way a game was to be played. I went to see Richland play one game this year and it will be the last one until I see something other this man's type of offense... BORING I guess we were spoiled with the running Bombers all those years. I wish him well, but they are not filling the gym like they used to and many of the people who are solid Bomber fans have lost the fun with this bounce bounce ball they play now. I will always be a Bomber supporter... once a Bomber fan always a fan. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Continuing Wins Hang on to your hats, boys and girls, Gonzaga has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round by soundly defeating Indiana State. I had thought there was the possibility of an All West Final Four, but unfortunately USC and UCLA are playing in the East Regionals, and may be facing each other. UCLA has to face the Dukies however to go any further. The Stanford Indians (ooops) Cardinal should be moving through the West with east. Now if only the Cougs and the Dawgs were in this one, it would really be a fun tournament. Bomber Cheers and Go "Zags! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Dick McCoy (45/46) You are so right about Orville Marcum (48-RIP). He was a "natural" and could play any sport well. Our Dad took us to see some of those games when Eddie Feigner was playing. Some were in Longview and others in Port Angeles I think. The unbelievable happened in Vancouver or nearby... a slow pitch pitcher (with no windup or half-windup... an actual slow pitch) beat Feignor's team, despite good hitting by Ed himself. I don't remember seeing Feignor's teams ever losing a game after that. Seemed it was a tournament game. A college friend, Deb Laws, traveled around the country later with the King and his Court as a first baseman. Feigner had that same innate "chairman of weights and measures" ability when it came to delivering the ball from the pitcher's mound, second base or center field. Speaking of Orville. He was always supportive of young players and very complimentary to them. His brother Bob Marcum (51-RIP) was also a fine athlete. Didn't Orville go to Eastern Washington and play basketball for Red Reese's team? Seems he had a career a good career there. To: Fred Suckow (55) We need you and our classmates to ALL keep reminding us how great it was to grow up in our little corner of the world... and share their experiences. It's Sunday and I remember how much fun we had with our church friends at skating parties, summer camp and helping carry materials for those volunteering to help build the chapel we tore down at the military base in Walla Walla and moved to Richland for reassembly. Those were the good ol' days.. Would we dare let 5th and 6th graders spend their summer days working on a construction project? We are often accused of saying that things aren't what they used to be... and when I say that I always need to include myself. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) Date: Sat Mar 17 15:12:46 2001 Memories Just a note from Georgia - I didn't graduate with the class of '61 because I moved in Jun of '60, but I remember many of you and do wish I could come to the 40 year reunion. I could show off pictures of my 13 grands and 1 great. I would love to hear from some of you. I remember a lot of faces not many names. I was engaged to Dumes Gaines (61-RIP) what happened to him? -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) Re: HS coaches Of course my classmate Jim Hamilton from the Gold Medal Class of '63 is correct, it was "Squinty" Hunter at L&C and "Boots" Wooten at WW. I should have known to look that up rather than relying on my ever more faulty memory. I guess it just proves that drinking lots of beer in HS is a good way to preserve brain cells, and waiting until college to drink lots of beer just doesn't do the trick. Also thanks to all who wrote to remind me that it was Chris Manolopoulos (67) that was the ref in that SP-MI state championship game. I believe Chris also played at the Perkins Ave. playground eight foot basket, along with other Bomber greats Gary Webb (64), Rod Brewer (65), Bobby McClellan (66), and on one or two occasions Ray Stein (64), and with the rest of the guys including Denny Casto (63), Jay Williamson (63-RIP), Tim Smyth (62), Terry Webb (63-RIP), Mike Sams (65), and even that little kid from down the block, me (63). There must have been some magic in that little basket, it turned out some real Bomber talent. Congrats to Maren on the marriage of her daughter. I hope you guys had a great time in N.O. Wish I could have been there to see you all again. How long has it been since all the Smyth "kids" have all been together at one time? It must have been quite a scene. Bomber friends are friends forever, -Dave Hanthorn (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dave -- Last time we were all in one place?? 1989... Yes, it was quite a scene. Frank Whiteside (63) joined most of us when we gathered at a local restaurant on Friday night - Tere (65) and hubby, Boomer, were delayed, missed dinner, and arrived at the inundated-with-Smyths motel around 10pm. Some Smyths went to bed then... some headed for a local casino... 11 nieces and nephews wanted to do Bourbon Street in the French Quarter so I bit the bullet and went with the kids. *GRIN* The Quarter was packed with happy Irishmen... Underage nieces & nephew (and me) made an early night of it... Wedding was beautiful... little church was SRO... Don't have the total count yet... maybe 200??? 26 Smyths were evident... lotsa pictures but who knows when we'll see them... Bride and Groom are honeymooning on St. John Island... MOB (Mother of the Bride) is recovering... Thanks for asking, Dave... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Re: Island Survivor!! Thanks to all the Bombers who voted to keep me on survivor island. With so many of you voting, Congressman Elton Gallegly was a goner by Wednesday... It would be nice if you kept on voting, but we accomplished what we needed, and he didn't even know what hit him... they think it was the Green Party... -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) ********************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Mercer Island Mercer Island has another "claim to fame". The town was on an episode of "City Confidential" on A&E. Did any of you catch it? It delved into how the town came to be and then went into a police account of incidents from that city. I won't go on as I will be banished to THE SANDBOX. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I stand corrected by Boog "Evelyn Wood" Alley (73), 5 time CK Spelling Bee Champion!!!!!!! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Darren McIntyre (82) To: Stephen Schraedel (79) Re: Chapter 11 There still is a Chapter 11 up here in the thriving Metropolis of Spokane and just recently we opened a Black Angus restaurant in the valley. The food is still #1 in both places. Re: Tri-City Americans I worked the hockey game last night between the American's and the Spokane Chiefs. Sad to say the Americans lost. It was a good game the whole way thru. Go Chiefs Go!!! -Darren McIntyre (82) ~ Fairchild AFB, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette (49), Mainard Kinner (51), Curt Donahue (53), Dick Nelson (59), David Douglas (62), Jim Vach (64), Leta Ramerman (66), Phil Jones (69), Steve Piippo (70), Doug Lemke (77), Kim Edgar (79), Shelley Williams (84), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) To: Bob AKA Mike (54) I would like to take exception to the statement that Heretofore the greatest claim to fame for Gonzaga was the time spent there (never graduated) by Bing Crosby. Bing was a benefactor but in my opinion the greatest alumnus at this time is a little known point guard named John Stockton who is arguably the best in the history of the NBA. There was also about a thirty year run of the Gonzaga Men's Glee Club who performed up and down the west coast to rave reviews. But I do thank you for your cheers for the current basketball team. The next game is with the defending champions Michigan State University. Let's all root strongly to dethrone that group. Go Zags.... -Ray Gillette ~ Bomber (49) - Bulldog (Zag) (57) ******************************************** >>From: Mainard Kinner (51) Who is this Bob Carlson aka Mike Clowes [54] and his... "And this was a school whose only previous claim to fame was Bing Crosby"?... Does he not know the world famous flier, Commodore J.M. Grow, Gonzaga [59]. Probably the greatest flier this side of the Baron himself. Just look in any aeronautical book and you will find the Commodore right up there with the big boys. Shame on you Mike aka who ever you are, besmirching Gonzaga like that... -Mainard Kinner (51) ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) Re: Survivor To: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Keep telling us who you want voted out and we'll do it with Bomber Pride. -Curt Donahue (53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson (59) To: Marilyn Richey (53) I was in Bomber gym (now the old gym - where the R2K game was played) when Jud Heathcoate, CV coach, slammed down his chair -Claimed that he would never come anywhere near the Tri-Cities with his team again for a game - the officials protected Dawald and the Bombers. Was quite a sight, and great that the Bombers beat CV that night. One '55 Bomber will remember that game... I think he was the reason Jud slammed the chair. I have gotten to know Jud over the years, he is really a good guy, and a good coach. -Dick Nelson (59) ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) Grandson Paul Keiji ("respected number two son") Bauer made his first personal appearance in Phoenix, AZ Sunday at 11:06 a.m., 18 inches and 5 pounds 14 ounces. Baby, Mom and Grandpa are doing well. I also have a new 'part-time' daughter, a 15 year old black/Hispanic girl at Black Canyon School detention center. She's been abandoned by her family, and had been there over seven months with no visitors. She asked me first to come to her eighth grade graduation, and then if she could put me on her 'visitation list.' She told me our last visit that she probably has cervical cancer. Among numerous other problems. For those of you so inclined, I'd appreciate your prayers for her. I also have a 'waiting list' when she is released, plus several pen pals. -David Douglas (62) ~ Gilbert, AZ ******************************************** >>From: Jim Vach (64) Now, didn't I tell you all to watch the Zags? Dickau's slashing to the hoop was vintage Ray Stein (64). And wasn't that Bill Compton (64) turning to the hoop in the first half? I like the irony of Michigan State being the opponent: it was Judd Heathcote that coached there after he left WSU, where he was my golf teacher, as well as assistant coach of the bball team under Marv Harshman, and before that a nemesis at Central Valley (or maybe it was WV). He came to lots of GU games when Monson, the son of the Monson who was the coach at Pasco at some point, was the GU coach. He and the older Monson would sit in the stands and "coach" like crazy. Of course, the younger Monson is now at Minnesota - in the NIT. Go Zags Maren, Congrats to the mother of the bride, to the bride and groom, and to everyone else. -Jim Vach (64) ******************************************** >>From: Leta Ramerman (66) To: Denny Irby (81) The Richland referee was named Manolopoulos... Chris was his first name - graduated in '67. To: Stephen Schraedel (79) I remember Chapter 11 very well. It was a steak house in Kennewick. One of my younger sisters worked there for a year or two - Lynette Ramerman (75). You're right - they did go bankrupt. Their most popular item was a prime rib, both 12 and 20 oz. - NONE BETTER that I can remember! The name Chapter 11 came from the fact that they had 11 items on their salad bar. -Leta Ramerman (66) ******************************************** >>From: Phil Jones (69) To: Bob Carlson aka Mike Clowes (54) Add John Stockton, along with Bing Crosby, to Gonzaga's famous alums. You can sure see a lot of Stockton in the play of Dan Dickau who I hear worked with Stockton last summer. To: Marilyn Richey (53) Jud Heathcote had an incredible temper on the bench during basketball games. I never saw him at C.V. but he was Marv Harshman's assistant at Wazoo in the early 70s and I watched him coach WSU's J.V. teams when they played CBC. Once I saw him tear his blazer off, turning the entire jacket inside out, before hurling it to the floor and jumping on it. Bob Knight had nothing on Jud when it came to tantrums. I once saw him go ballistic on Dickie Johnson during a WSU practice. Dickie was attempting one of his stints at staying in school at WSU and during practice, Dickie fired up one of his 30 foot fadeaways. Jud went crazy and Dickie was looking for a place to hide. A clipboard smashed to the floor and the expletive started flying out of Judd. I suspect it would have been even worse had Dickie not made the shot. (no surprise to anyone who watched Dickie fire up bombs) To: Tom Tracy (55) and Fred Suckow (55) Re: Oak Ridge In the mid 80s I went on a golfing vacation to Tennessee. My friend and I toured the state and I made a point of requesting we stop in Oak Ridge. My friend required a history lesson on Oak Ridge and Richland and I explained that I wanted to test out the rumor that I had heard for years that the layout for Oak Ridge and Richland were identical. We had a very interesting afternoon. The city layout did not appear to be the same but then again it's so hard to tell exactly where the original city started and where expansion blurred the boundary. A few things were strikingly similar. First, I saw a duplex that was definitely a "B" or "C" house plan. It was constructed of brick, however. There was the atom symbol on the side of the high school gym but they kept away from "Bombers" type mascot and were the Wildcats. Kind of wondered about the connection there. The Atomic Wildcats, or what? And last but not least, Atomic Lanes was across the street. I'm sure anyone who has spent more time in Oak Ridge could offer more on this but my day trip had satisfied my curiosity. -Phil Jones (69) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Doug lemke (77) The venerable referee Chris Manolopoulos (67) was the official who made 'the call'. By the way his daughter Sophia Mano just finished two years at CBC playing for the Lady Hawks. Coach Mike McKeown, former Bomber star and 2 time CBC basketball champion plus retired teacher Dale Hill have the absolute best basketball in the area. Sophia improved tremendously from her toils in RHS and played outstanding basketball. Fast break basketball, scores in the 80s even breaking the 100s. Clever passing, creative offense, tough man to man with a bit of zone and do they play their asses off! Can't wait until next season when Kara Piippo, recovered from ACL surgery will be running up and down. Six returning freshman plus talented recruits. Excellent popcorn too. Old Bombers delight! -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Doug Lemke (77) I knew a few of you would know and yes the answer to the basketball question is Chris Manolopoulos (67). From the replays I have seen, it looked like the right call, and I admire anyone who referees. It's a thankless job most of the time. To: Chris Webster (78) Good seeing you too at the '98 PGA. Sahalee is hosting one of the NEC players championships next year. I did the volunteer thing for the PGA and plan on doing the same next year. It's a fun way to see the event and you get into a few venues you might not otherwise. To: Dave Hanthorn (63) I agree with you about Ed Pepple. For all the success his teams have had over the years you'd think he'd be able to deal with it with a little class. Doesn't he have two championships? The mid '80s team with Quinn Snyder and the '98 or '99 team won the 3A. Also, I think "Squinty" Hunter was the "legendary" Lewis & Clark HS coach. What do you think about adding Wayne Gilman (Ferris HS) to that coaching list? Only one first, but four or five seconds place finishes. Kind of like Dean Smith of high school hoops. -Doug Lemke (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Chapter 11 To: Stephen Schraedel (79) I remember it, it wasn't your imagination, it did exist and I agree with you about the the steaks... they were delicious. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) To: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Okay, who do we vote for this week? -Shelley Williams Robillard (84) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Re: Zip's With all the talk of Zip's moving across Lee Boulevard to the "old" Baron's building, I decided to do a little "hands on research" and find out for myself. As luck would have it, they had a special today on the "Papa Joe" combo (my favorite!). When I pulled up to the drive-thru window, I asked the young lady if they were moving across the street. Her reply, "No.....and you're the third one to ask me that!" Apparently, my findings can be confirmed by other local researchers --- a key element to all good experimentation, if I remember Mr. Harbour's, Mr. Thrasher's & Mr. Fankhauser's lessons correctly. Although Zip's has such a long & rich history at their current location, its too bad they're not moving, as Baron's is a much nicer (and bigger) building. Sign me... still lickin' the ketchup & tartar sauce from my greasy french fry fingers, -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ West Richland, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/01 ******************************************** 11 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Mike Clowes (54), Dennis Waltman (60), Jeanie Turner (61), Helen Cross (62), Jeanie Walsh (63), Marilyn Swan (63), Esther Dawson (73WB), Teena Stoner (79), Michael Hays (79), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Tom Tracy (55) Orville Marcum (48) was probably one of the best, if not the best, all-around athletes to graduate from Richland High. He played football as an end, guard on the basketball team, and outfield on the baseball team. I think his basketball skills were remarkable as he could go down the court backward as fast as most guys could go forward. He was an outstanding dribbler and once I saw a team with Orville and Gene Conley (48) play the famous Harlem Globetrotters in the late 40s which had their biggest stars playing. They had Marcus Hayes who has been considered the greatest dribbler ever in basketball as well as their great center Goose Tatum. I saw Orville dribble through the entire team and lay it in the basket. They also beat the Harlem team which was their first defeat in over a 100 games. Orville's baseball and softball talents were many. He could play any position except pitcher and was one of the best hitters in the northwest in softball when he played in the Tri-Cities. I saw him many times as my brother Don (47) played with him all those years and I got to watch many of their games. I know there have been all-around athletes out of RHS -- Bill Johnson (57), Ray Stein (64), etc -- but pound for pound, Orville could do it all and do it well. I know your dad was a big fan of all sports in Richland and I remember seeing you with him at many games. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To all who took me to task for forgetting John Stockton (yes he is one of the best) and the Glee Club I can only plead mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. I could ask you to blame part of it on the media, who for the most part, seem to forget that John was a Bulldog. Then again, my memory cells don't always function either. Just thought of a horrorific final four: Stanford, UCLA, Arizona and Gonzaga. Forget about the Dukies and Spartans. Bomber Cheers and Go 'Zags! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Waltman (60) I need some help from the RHS alumni. I have been trying to pass on the oral traditions of the great Bomber tribe to my children. Besides the moving Alma Mater, "Columbia, Fair Columbia," and the Richland Bomber fight song, there is another, more "telling" anthem, which lies like many a childhood memory, tantalizingly close, but just out of reach. In my RHS 1957-1960 tenure, during Bomber home basketball games, the unofficial "Boy's Pep Club" used to sing a stirring battle hymn to the tune of the Notre Dame fight song. I have tried to pull out the words from my atherosclerotic memory bank, and I can remember most but not all, of the rousing words of the teacher-dreaded student anthem, "Beer, Beer for Old Richland High". Beer, Beer for old Richland High. You bring the Bourbon, I'll bring the Rye, While our loyal faculty Lies drunk on the ballroom floor. Beer, beer for old Richland High. You bring the Bourbon, I'll bring the Rye, ??????????????????? ??????????????????? We never stagger, we never fall. We sober up on wood alcohol. While our loyal faculty Lies drunk on the ballroom floor. Is there somewhere a fellow lover of Bomber culture who can help me retrieve out of the thrilling days of yesteryear another great Bomber song? -Dennis Waltman (60) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Turner Anderson (61) To: Dick Nelson (59) Dear Dick: My husband informs me that Jud Heathcoate was not a CV coach, but a coach for West Valley. He threw many chairs but he did lead Michigan State to a State Championship, a team that Magic Johnson was on. My husband was a Central Valley Bear and always speaks highly of the coaches he had. Just thought you might want to know. -Jeanie Turner Anderson (61) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) Re: Small World Where in the world was/is this office building where you yelled 3 Bombers in the building? I know there are at least 2 Bombers back here in this part of the world, but don't know when we will be able to run into each other. You do find Bombers everywhere and anywhere. I'll try to find some the next l0 days in Peru. Let you know what I find when we return. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) outside of Cincinnati, Ohio where it's been mostly above freezing lately!! ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) To: Ray Gillette (49) Re: John Stockton As an avid Jazz fan, I just wanted to add my 2 cents worth to your comment about John Stockton being the best point guard in the history of the NBA. There may be others who might disagree with us, but when you consider he is going to be 39 years old in just a few days (3/26/62) and he's still going strong. That's pretty awesome! I graduated from High School a year after he was born! OUCH!!!! -Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Ok Bombers, I need some more votes to keep ME on the island... vote off Linda Parks or Mike Bradury... only 8 more weeks to go... so far your classmate of l963 is still on the island with your help. Thank you one and all Bombers, -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) ******************************************** >>From: Esther (Dawson) Muir Powell (73WB) To: Jim Anderson (72WB) Your commentary on the green mail boxes as toxic RSD gravy holding containers gave me the best laugh I've had for days! You appear to be our very own Dave Barry -- thanks! -Esther (Dawson) Muir Powell (73WB) ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio (79) To Stephen Schraedel (79) Well, you've already heard that the Chapter 11 is no longer there where you remember, but no one has said anything about what IS there. It was split up and the dining room and kitchen part of it is half of the Dept. of Licensing and the part that housed the bar is now a full-service salon. The reason I know this is because my friend owns the salon and I help her out occasionally. I remember the first time I walked in there; I knew Chapter 11 was in that particular section of the Clearwater West complex but couldn't figure out exactly what they had done to it in the remodel. Then I remembered the "loft" in the lounge. There are now 4 stylists, a pedicure room, a tanning bed room, shampoo bowls, hair dryers, and a supply closet up there. I wonder what I'll come back as... :-) -Teena Stoner Giulio (79) ******************************************** >>From: Michael Hays (79) Hello! This is Michael Hays (79) writing in on my mom's (Irene Hays) screen name. I am alive and well and living in Spokane, Washington. I play music professionally and write and record in local studios. I'm in Richland this week visiting family, including my son, Bryan (age 8), who lives in Colorado. Anyone who remembers me, say "hello". -Michael Hays (79) ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Big Bomber thank you's go out to all who braved the wind and dust last Tuesday to vote in the Richland School Bond election. The bond received 54% of the approximately 12,000+ ballots cast, which was enough to validate the election, but unfortunately not quite enough to reach the required 60% to pass the bond. On Monday, March 19, the Richland School Board met and decided to proceed with running the bond again in May. They will officially pass the resolution next week. By receiving over half of the cast votes, it's clear that Richland and West Richland citizens are aware of the dire straights our facilities are in. Now, we all just need to pull together a little more, and finish the job! If you didn't vote, please research this issue and do so in May. If you did vote, we thank you for your YES vote, both in March, and again in May. And even if you voted no, we appreciate you helping validate the election. If you would like to volunteer with this campaign, please contact me ASAP (967-9604). -Jenny Smart Page (87), West Richland PS -- Thank you to all who wrote me personally, asking about the bond. It's good to know that so many were watching this from afar, and caring about the outcome. Please feel free to express your support of this issue to those you know who are still residing in Bomberville! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem (47), Alan Sargtent (56), Donna McGregor (57), Dick Nelson (59), Ruth Miles (59), Fred Phillips (60), Kay Lynch (60), Robert Kennedy (60), Stephanie Dawson (60), Anita Cleaver (63), Perry Moore (63), Deedee Willox (64), John Wingfield (66), Bill Wingfield (67), Andy Ward (68), Lori Simpson (70), Debbie Elliott (71), Kim Edgar (79), Tina Stoner (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) Re: Old Bombers To: Bud Row (47) and Mickey Ferney Row (48) Have you changed your e-mail address? I just tried to send something to you and it came back. Let me know. -Mary Triem Mowery (47) ******************************************** >>From: Alan Sargent (56) Re: Barrier-free home Does any Bomber, or Bomber family need a custom built "Barrier-Free" home in the woods of Western WA? No steps, no stairs, wide doors, roll-in shower, etc. etc. East of Olympia in planned development with lakes, hiking trails, much more. I know this fabulous Sandstorm is not commercial, but I also know how difficult theses type properties are to find. If interested before it goes on the market drop me an E-Mail. Thanks All! -Alan Sargent (56) ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) Re: purple ford coup (3/14/01 Sandstorm) To: Gary Scholl (56) Yes I remember the Purple Ford Coup. If it is the same one I'm thinking of. It had belonged to Jim Scoggins (54). It was the toughest purple, or any color, any of us had ever seen. A deep, iridescent, candy apple, dark, royal purple. What ever became of it? Jim is a good friend, although haven't seen him in years. He's an architect somewhere in the vicinity of the San Francisco Bay area, I think. -Donna McGregor Salazar (57) ~ Espanola, NM - high desert country ******************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson (59) To: Jean Turner Anderson (61) You are absolutely right about Jud. We exchanged home games with West Valley. One year in Spokane the next year in Richland. My old brain just got away from me. Jud had a great career. Good to hear from you and thanks for the correction. -Dick Nelson (59) ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns (59) Re: "Fight Song" words Oh dear, going public because I remember the words to this song... Beer, beer for old Richland High, You bring the whiskey, I'll bring the rye. Send some sophomores out for gin, Don't let a sober junior in! We never stagger, we never fall, We sober up on wood alcohol, While our loyal faculty lies drunk on the barroom floor. Maybe I can post something more adult and mentally elevating soon... -Ruth Miles Bruns (59) ~ Goldendale, WA where the daffodils are just blooming ******************************************** >>From: Fred Phillips (60) To: Dennis Waltman (60) The stanza you missed in Beer, Beer for Old Richland High is: "Send the sophomores out for gin, Don't let a sober senior in." Lay low for a few days, Dennis. Mr. Lyda and Detective Mumper will be looking for you. -Fred Phillips (60) ~ in sunny Bellevue, WA ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen "Kay" Lynch O'Shea (60) -To: Dennis Waltman (60) How about: Beer, beer, for old Richland High You bring the whisky; I'll bring the rye. Send a sophomore out for gin; Don't let a sober senior in. We never stagger; we never fall, We sober up on wood alcohol. While the loyal faculty Lies drunk on the bar room floor. -Kathleen "Kay" Lynch O'Shea (60) ~ In spring smelling and beautiful Aurora, CO ******************************************** >>From: Robert Kennedy (60) With regard to Dennis Waltman's (60) plea for more words to the "Notre Dame" Bomber fight song. I believe the following couplet will adequately fill in the question marks of his request. Send the sophomores out for gin, Don't let a sober senior in. I was never one to memorize lyrics, but somehow this one sticks. One neat advantage to not knowing the words to the oldies is that when I hear them on the local 50s-70s radio station, the music always sounds familiar but the words are fresh and new. -Robert Kennedy (60) ~ Wauwatosa, WI ******************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) To: Dennis Waltman (60) Re: A few or the words Beer, Beer for old Richland High. You bring the whiskey, I'll bring the rye Send the sophomores out for gin Don't let a sober senior in We never stagger, we never fall. We sober up on wood alcohol. While our loyal faculty Lies drunk on the ballroom floor. Gosh, I had completely forgotten this until I started humming your beginning. Ah, youth! -Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) To: Dennis Waltman (60) I think the song went like this: Beer Beer for old Richland High You Bring the Whiskey I'll Bring the Rye Send the Sophomores out for gin Don't let a sober senior in We never stager We never fall We sober up on wood alcohol While our loyal faculty lies drunk on the barroom floor I remember this well as I used to get in trouble singing this in the pep club. To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) The building where I saw Ginger Rose Reed (55) is in Portland, Oregon - not too far from "home" but still amazing to meet someone on the elevator. But, at 56, this world just keeps getting smaller and smaller! -Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) ******************************************** >>From: Perry Moore (63) Re: John Moore - Gold Medal Class of '63 Sorry to share with you that my brother and fellow member of the Gold Medal Class of '63 passed away. He was a true Green and Gold Bomber, wonderful to his family and all. After 6 months fighting a weak heart, his gave up this morning [3/21/01]. -Perry Moore (63) ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) Re: Survivor To: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) OK, I voted off Linda Parks. Keep us informed. To: Michael Hays (79): What kind of music do you play and record? -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ~ in Burbank, WA (where it's been COLD at night, but nice in the daytime). ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Re: b-ball music Hi All, Before all the talk of Bomber Basketball fades away for this year (if it ever does) I would like to share a tidbit of nostalgia that was triggered by yesterday's "avid Jazz fan", Marilyn Swann Beddo (63). Although I assume she was meaning the Utah Jazz it triggered my memories of the jazz music we used to listen to at b-ball games at the Bomber gyms. Going to games in the 50s and 60s was about as mandatory as going to church. I didn't play, of course because I was too short, fat and slow. But I sure remember the music they played then, and when the PBS series on Jazz just aired this winter, when they got to Benny Goodman and the swing era it took me back to sitting at games in the Bomber sanctuary with the delight of a cream sickle (sp) for communion. Anyway, I have often thought of the music we listened to at games as I have gone to games at our kids' high school (Capital in Olympia). Good music, good memories. Be well. -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Jeanie, Linda Parks got my vote. Keep us posted. Bombers Rule, -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** >>From: Andy Ward Stewart (68) I believe the song went: Beer, beer, beer for Ole Richland High. You bring the bourbon, I'll bring the Rye. Send the sophomores out for Gin and Don't let the sober freshmen in We never falter, we never fall, We sober up on Wood Alcohol. As our Loyal faculty, Lay stoned on the barroom floor. My memory isn't all that good, but this song does ring a bell of familiarity. Anyone else out there remember it this way? -Andy Ward Stewart (68) ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan (70) To: whom it may concern... My husband and I will be attending the R2K+1 Gathering at the Red Lion on June 23, 2001. Count us in, Mike and Lori Simpson Hogan, both from the class of '70. Thanks again to those people who are arranging this ;-))) -Lori Simpson Hogan (70) ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Elliott Iniguez (71) To: Brad Wear (71) Re: Cisco and Nortel This is my first time e-mailing to this site; but I've been reading with interest for a couple of months now. Saw your reference to Cisco and Nortel and the contributions they are making to your local economy. Just so happens I work for a construction company here in the Silicon Valley who just happens to be building facilities for both of these companies here in the Bay Area. I believe Richardson, TX is near Dallas, right? My brother used to live in Irving so I have visited the area before. To: Vic Marshall (71) Re: Class Reunion I'm with you, Vic. Looks like our classmates that have remained in the Richland area don't want to be hosts to "out-of-towners". Maybe we will have to get something going ourselves. Last I heard there was supposed to be some planning meetings scheduled but have nothing else for a couple of months. I've heard of reunions on the books for Club 40 (Class years '44 -'60); Class of '61, Class of '81, Class of '91, and Class of '66 all planned for this year - and also the R2K+1. Nothing about Class of '71. About the dates of July 27-28 - isn't that the boat races weekend? Thought you lived somewhere in the Bay Area, Vic - where the heck is Beverly Hills, MI?? -Debbie Elliott Iniguez (71) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Hello To: Michael Hays (79) Mike, What took you so long to write in? If you don't have access to a computer at home, check with your local library and set up email. That way we won't miss the Alumni Sandstorm. It's great reading and I look forward to reading it every day. It's nice to hear from another classmate. I'm glad to hear life is treating you and your family well. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio (79) To: Michael Hays (79) HELLO MICHAEL!!!!!! -Teena Stoner Giulio (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Swain (54), Tom Tracy (55), Tom Hughes (56), Judy Willox (61), Betty Marois (63), Frank Whiteside (63), David Rivers (65), Brad Wear (71), Brad Upton (74), Aaron Johnson (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Swain (54) Re: Brother in Hospital Lloyd Swain (66) is in University Hospital in Seattle after surgery on March 13 to remove a tumor from his esophagus. He is doing well and expects to return to his home in Richland soon. Regards to all, -Jerry Swain (54) ~ Lloyd's brother ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Marilyn Richey (53) Your comments about Orville Marcum (48 RIP) bring back lots of memories of he, Junior Williams (47) and many others I recall from the 3rd Grade in Prosser to the 4th and 5th the Richland the Green and Gold thru '55 teams with bright, classy warm ups, bring in their athletes... In Prosser, we proudly watched our red and white clad team warm up, with a good athlete named Dale Spradling... who joined his pals in getting a "mohawk" haircut. They were promptly thrown off the team... until Prosser lost a couple in a row... Quickly forgiven, they were permitted back again... the hair had not completely grown out and they looked a bit like outcasts from the Last of the Mohicans, but played valiantly against the team who had the player who could reach high enough to push the ball DOWN through the net! His team mates, Junior Williams, Orville Marcum, Chuck Larabee (47), Dick Sears (47 RIP), Charles "Bud" Row (47), Kay Connally (47), Vernon Lawson (49), John Hughes (47), Keith Roberts (48 RIP) and Jack Davis (49). Seems there was one other, but can't remember his name. Joe Barker was the coach. They won 26 games, barely being out-scored by two large Seattle schools. (But they were Bombers and never lost a game... only failed to score as many points a few times.) Sure glad I didn't have to watch the Richland Prosser from Prosser's perspective the following year when Richland won 50-15... We'd moved to Richland then and were instant Bomber fans. That team may have been as talented as any in ever produced in the land where neutrons collided with nearby "uniformed" Bombers and unleashed huge amounts of energy. Coaches attempted to capture this energy and pack it into green and gold wrappings and release it inside large gymnasiums. Joe Barker had a good year in '47-48. His daughter Jan Barker was in our class of '55 and an elegante' dancer. She could tap dance with the best. Looked like Hollywood material or perhaps Broadway. She was another '55 classy lady. Probably the only guy who could keep up with her on the floor was Lowell Hansen, our claim to Fred Astaire. The '48 team players had a ritual on the sidelines of crossing their legs in unison. Some player would signal and they would all cross the left leg over the right while on the sidelines. The Prosser girls thought the Bombers were pretty neat guys. But our temporary loyalty was to the Prosser Mustangs... but alas to no avail... The Bombers beat us at home, quite handily. It was hard to stop that big 6'8", smooth guy who dunked the ball and always seemed to have a pleasant smile on his face. The guards and forwards were impressive... but the green and gold "stylish" uniforms and slick warm up drills were only exceeded by those of Walla Walla when Dwight Morrison (another future Celtic), Bob Cox, or Scott Foxley and Dean Dion from Pasco came to visit. (... friends in Boston said Morrison always took the subway to the Boston Garden and carried his basketball with him... they laughed about him a bit. But no one laughed at Conley... except the time he made the mistake of riding with Red Auerbach to a practice game in Pittsfield, Mass... on a foggy afternoon... (but that's another story... and if you're real good, Marilyn, I'll tell you about it... )... well it's too good not to tell... Tommy Heinsohn told us at a clinic in Marshfield that Gene was a rookie and didn't know about Auerbach's driving habits... He was often known to leave late and put the pedal to the medal... and that was before seat belts. Conley was the only passenger in the car and wondered why no one else wanted to ride with them... when they arrived Gene entered the gym with eyes as big as saucers... and said, "fog was so bad that coach couldn't see past the hood of the car but kept the speed about 70 mph... rolled down the window, stuck his head out and used the white line in the middle of the road as his guide." It was the same road that had "Pull-Outs" to drive in hamburger stands. Conley said, "We drove right through the hamburger hand-out window at 65 and back onto the freeway!!" Those were the days... of fun and laughter according to Heinsohn... "When we played in Israel, at the airport, Auerbach pointed his finger at Heinsohn and screamed, 'This guy's a German!!!' in such a fiery fashion that everyone glared at me... but I got even when we played in Saudi!" The camaraderie among Boston Celtics can be likened to the fellowship attained at R2K. Marilyn, I still remember your brother Alan (49 RIP) playing tennis behind Marcus Whitman with the prettiest girl in the neighborhood... he stopped to help us fix a basketball net on the playground. That was impressive... wow... Alan Richey stopped to help us. Those gestures of friendship to little kids whose heroes were bigger than life meant a lot. Other great players in Richland who didn't try out for uniforms but could have walked onto our court, put on the green and gold and played with us easily were Rennie Willoughby, and other natural athletes like Tom Graham, George McDonald, Ron Snowden, Bob McCord, Roger Myers, Jerry Reed, Tom Groves and lots of others who played city league, church league and junior high basketball. Some of our football players could have walked on to our basketball court and played well too. They often chose other sports or outside activities during our busy high school years. I always thought Rennie Willoughby (55 RIP) and Pete Hollick (55) had more natural ability than anyone I ever attended school with (except for my brother Bill-51) and Rennie always kept a smile on his face. Come to think of it, Orville Marcum and Gene Conley (48) seemed to do that too... maybe there's something about it... perhaps smiling helps. A great coach in City/Church league was our Cross Country coach was Calvin Welsch. He was as dedicated a coach as any and introduced Cross-Country to Col Hi. Richland's Church League had lots of powerful players. I remember Ralph Myrick (51) and lots of others who played city league... bet he can remember them... When Mr. Welch went around recruiting for cross-country, he was dedicated to his call. Dawald called my Dad and said, Your son should run cross country... what choice do you think a 16-yr old had?? We had good teammates, though Jimmy Morton (56), Jay McCue (56), Ron, and we always stayed up with the competition... until right after the starter's gun went off. It was unbelievable how gracious and hospitable our player/coaches Jim Castleberry (58) and Phil Neill treated everyone. Thanks to both of them for their dedication and commitment to our game. I pay great tribute to Bill Johnson (56), from our '55 team and his contribution in spreading basketball around the globe on missionary projects. To Bill, Roger Myers and others who have taken time to teach children this wonderful game... the saying "Whoso teacheth a child... labors with "GOD in HIS workshop." still stands. Thanks Marilyn, for refreshing lots of old memories... I also agree that some inept fans, the media hacks like Dick Vitale, the Film Hoosiers (always pass the ball 4 times before shooting mantra) and Bobby Knight (watch me get all the attention) coaches have begun to take the game away from the players and turn it into a keep-away game... Most of us want to get the most basketball per minute from our ticket. Paul Westhead did it best at Loyola Marymount, Dawald was second, John Wooden was third... ..It scared other coaches to death... and some players said, "WHAT? Me Run?" and Pullus Parvus Syndrome (Chicken Little-The Sky is Falling) fears among current coaches, leave us with few who know the meaning of... "Shoot BEFORE you see the Whites of their Eyes!" "Shoot first and ask questions later"... give proper meaning to those who whine about "run and gun" basketball... It should be characterized by "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"... make one to the basket! If schools can't get their coach to help the team move the ball down court and get a good shot within five to ten seconds, they should turnout the lights and sell the uniforms. We only have 8 min. quarters in H.S. That's 32 minutes... times 6 shots per minute = 192 shots... averaged at 96 per team... @ 35% shooting ave... each team should score 67 points off field goals... and an average of 10 free throws... should at least total 75-80 points per team... If all the coaches who want to play "slow break" basketball were laid end to end across America... wouldn't that be a wonderful idea? Help Prevent Dribble-Mania... When this happens once again... the bluebirds of happiness will return to Bomberland... The swallows will return to Capistrano on time... and the concession stands will ring in a profit, the fans will smile once again and their ticket will be worth the price of admission. Not to mention players who will have a chance to find scholarship letters in their mailboxes. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) Re: West Valley High I was playing golf at High Ceders in Orting yesterday and got paired up with a couple from Sumner. Turns out he was a fellow named Bill Heath. He had been basketball coach at West Valley High in Yakima from 1965 to 1978. I was wearing my Bomber sweat shirt and he asked me if I remembered Art Dawald. He said that he always used Mr. Dawald's run and shoot game because he never had any big guys. He always told them that while they weren't as big as the other teams they were faster and could win by running. He also remembered the teams of '56, '57 and '58 and remarked at how great those teams were with the Brown brothers, John Meyers (58 RIP) and the others. Really enjoyed talking with him during the game and he was a great guy. -Tom Hughes (56) ~ Auburn, WA ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Perry Moore (63) Perry, I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your brother, John Moore (63). My heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God be swift in welcoming John home with Him. God bless you and yours and help you to heal from this terrible hurt you bear right now. Sincere Bomber Wishes, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Betty J Marois (63) Sorry to hear about another '63 Bomber passing. My sympathy to Perry Moore (63). Re: Cinnamon Bear I am looking for the Cinnamon Bear. That was the story that ran each Christmas season. I have a little one that I think would love to hear or have read to this wonder story. If anyone knows where I can find it please let me know. I read the Sandstorm every day. Thank you, -Betty J Marois (63) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside (63) To: Perry Moore (63) Re: John Moore (63) I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, John (Johnny). He was a really great guy and a true friend to those of us who knew him. We'll all miss him. My sympathy and best wishes to you and his family. -Frank Whiteside (63) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) To: 65er's (and all Bombers) Unite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Re: Annual Gathering/R2K+1 Dear Gang: I am sorry for not getting back to you earlier on the events of the past year. For those of you that attended, R2K was an absolute and overwhelming success. I have never had quite so much fun since I can remember and would have stayed a month if I could have prolonged the thing! Our 35th reunion had a rather small turnout because many people chose to hit R2K instead. Nevertheless, there was still a good turnout and we had a ball. Terry Werner, Rick Warford, Terry's cousin and I took a jet boat through the Reach to the Vernita bridge and back. We swam in front of glowing buildings and Rick and I exhausted ourselves speeding back on giant tubes. I must admit that Rick's performance was far better than mine, but at one point I had to make a choice; hang on and get the tube upright and proceed with no swimming suit or let go and ride back in the boat with my swimming suit in place and only mild damage done to my ego. I chose the latter. All of the activities were well attended and we danced all night after the dinner on Saturday night. The Sunday picnic consisted of Harrah, Hanson, Powell, the Adairs and myself. As Tony, Lyman and I were leaving the park, we hooked up with Mr. Hamilton and Ms. Nancy and had to give them the bad news that the gala event was over. This year I believe it was agreed that we would hold our yearly gathering on Friday through Sunday, June 22-24. Please note that Cool Desert Nights is also scheduled for that weekend which gives us access to the car show and two nights of street dancing, but reduces room availability substantially. The class of '66 is holding its 35th reunion and Hoff has just announced that we will an impromptu R2K+1. This all means that we need to get our rooms RIGHT NOW. The number for the Hampton Inn is (509) 943-4400. Just a little reminder, please do not schedule any horse shows (Janine!), weddings (Dorsey and Warford!), vacations (BJ!), impromptu I can't come because I have to walk my dog (Parker!), I have to take my fianc to the park to play with her little friends (Crowster!) or any other lame excuses. Sorry this letter was a little boring, but all the fun things I had planned to say and report back in September are lost in the never-never land of my former short term memory banks. See you all in June. Love, -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Linda Belliston Boehning (63) and ??? (71) Count me in for the R2K+1 and the Class of '71's 30th whenever it is. I just wanted to welcome all the Boeing employees that will be relocating to Texas. I'm sure Steve Carrigan (70), Frank Hames (69), Tedi Parks Teverbaugh (76) and I can help indoctrinate any of you to the ways of Texas. A basic primer will be Lone Star beer, Krispy Kremes, and Golden Chick. Chicken Fried Steak is not well done or medium rare, and it's not really steak. This will just ease you into the culture. Y'all come down now, hear. To: Darren McIntyre (82) Glad to see other Bombers are hooked on hockey. The WPHL is a great intro to the game. Just enough fights, but still a great level of skill. The high school team I coach is going for the Division Championship tonight (Thursday). Carrying on an extended Bomber tradition of winning. To: Debbie Elliott Iniguez (71) Add Boeing to the Cisco, and Nortel growth factor. -Brad Wear (71) ~ Sunny Richardson, TX ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) Re: Drinking Song Lyrics After reading all the entries about your drinking song from the 1960 era, it is apparent that maybe you "older" Bombers did a little underage drinking in your time. I am happy to say that by 1974 we had eliminated that kind of behavior at RHS. Right, Mike? -Brad Upton (74) ~ writing from Seattle where Boeing has announced the corporate office is leaving. Good. Maybe traffic will lighten up. ******************************************** >>From: Aaron Johnson II (82) Even though I reside here in Bomberville ('82 was the last year it was still called Col Hi) I didn't know about this site till doing some checking for my Mom, Beverly Sullivan Johnson (54). I've often said that Richland is like a black hole... no matter how many times you leave, it always seems to suck you right back in.... My Mom left not long after high school to move to California. After my younger sister was born, she felt that she didn't want to raise her kids in southern CA, and we moved back in 1970. I left, moving to Seattle, after getting married in 1988 and, when my wife became pregnant with our second child, realizing how great it was to grow up in Richland, came back. No matter where I go, I always boost Richland, (with the exception of City Council of course!). It's funny how often I'll be somewhere and find that the person I'm meeting with or talking to is someone who knew my Mom in school, or was there when I was, or just is a "Bomber". No matter how the population changes, this is still a small town in how people interact with each other (this was a disadvantage when a teenager, as people would report my activities to my folks!). So kudo's to the administrator of this site, and a shout to all those who still bleed green and gold! -Aaron Johnson II (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Mike Clowes (54), Sharon Roos (59), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), Dave Hanthorn (63), Deedee Willox (64), Betti Avant (69), Barbara Maffei (71), Maggie Gilstrap (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Betty J. Marois (63) You might try Collector's Music, they sometimes advertise it. There are only two problems with this however. 1) The most recent version I heard of Cinnamon Bear was not of the best quality. 2) Once you get on the mailing list, you're there forever; almost as bad as Publisher's Clearing House. To: Brad Wear (71) Chicken Fried Steak is not native to Texas. Fact I doubt if they know how to fix it properly, and this means the gravy (which is almost the moral equivalent of "hamburg gravy"). Other than sanctioned school songs: Fondly remember the Lettermen's Club putting out their rendition of "The Junior Birdman Song". And they were sober when they did it. Bomber Cheers to all - Go Zags! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Roos Kent (59) Mary Lou Gnoza (59) was GREAT in "Hello Dolly". So see it if you haven't. You'll be missing something special if you don't. It is at the Richland High auditorium through this Sunday. -Sharon Roos Kent (59) ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) Re: Memories I can remember the gym classes in the spring when we went swimming at the city pool just down the hill from the school. I don't remember too many street names because I lived in base housing until they condemned it and moved us to the Chief Joseph Apartments. I do remember Thayer Dr. and I believe a street named Jadwin but I may be wrong about the last one. I can remember the snow and very cold winters--what a shock when Dad's retirement to us to Miami, Florida. In seven years I can remember only one day in south Florida when the temp was in the 30s. I sure did get homesick for the Columbia River and all of that area. Sure do wish I could hear from more of the class of '61. Maybe someone remembers Audrey Eberhardt (DeeDee) Thanks for all the memories I have relived reading the Alumni Sandstorm. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ~ in Middle Georgia ******************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (63) To: Perry Moore (63) Perry, I was sorry to hear about the passing of your brother Johnny Moore (63). I remember well when the Moore brothers would join in the football games at the Perkins Ave. playground behind Pennywise Drugstore. I remember when Johnny carried the ball, he was harder to tackle than a bowling ball. He would get his legs churning and head straight down the field. If anyone was foolish enough to get in his way, Johnny would just go right through and over them, leaving crumpled bodies in his wake. Johnny was a good guy, and I know he will be missed. My sympathies to you and your family. -Dave Hanthorn (63) ~ from sunny (today) Mercer Island ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) To: Betty J Marois (63) Cinnamon Bear tapes and/or CDs are available from I ordered them in CD last year (I already had tapes, which I gave to my granddaughter so we can both listen at the same time; she lives in Bothell and I'm still in Tri-Cities). Such a big part of my Christmas memories and a delight to share with the little ones now. To: Aaron Johnson II (82) Re: That small town thing. We had a neighbor who always seemed to find out where we were and what we were doing. My Mom would say "a little bird told me" and it was a while before we discovered who that "bird" was. At one point, one of his headlights burned out so we started calling him "one eye." I think my sis (Judy Willox Hodge-61) came up with that one. He was a really great guy, though, and helped fill the gap left by a dad who was never there. We became really close. After we grew up, we called him Papa until he died. I still miss him. But we still laugh about "one eye." -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Jud Heathcoat I went to the University of Montana in '71-'72 when I was a student nurse at St. Patrick's Hospital. It seems to me that Jud Heathcoat was the coach there at that time. But then maybe I am just daydreaming again. Everywhere I have been I have listened to college games that the local station covers. Here in northwestern Kansas one station covers KU and the other KSU. It is also divided between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs and the Rockies and the Royals. Ah, such a dilemma when it comes to choosing what team you want to listen to. If I really get desperate I can get Oklahoma or the San Antonio Spurs or Texas Rangers. I grew up a "tom boy" and I still enjoy sports. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS, where the wind is howling tonight. ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Maffei Walker (71) Re: Reunion Class '71 I'm interested in coming. Just need to know date because we are going to be moving again this summer. I'm living in the Chicago area. -Barbara Maffei Walker (71) ******************************************** >>From: Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara (74) Re: Boeing moving out of Seattle To: Brad Upton (74) Not a problem, Brad. Traffic will ease up, as well the housing market, hopefully you do not own your house. Just wait and watch the housing market plummet, kinda like the stocks did this week. Not to mention people who shop in your stores, buy gas, pay taxes, which incidentally helps to build and maintain the schools already in force, pave streets and highways the list goes on and on, will be moving to Texas. But wait .....last but not least.... Maybe just maybe they went to your shows and ate at the local Denny's as well. I believe it is always disheartening when a huge business like Boeing is not being supported enough to stay where it is. When was the sign posted in Seattle that read "The last one out please turn off the lights" -Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara (74) ~ Big Lake, AK Pop. est. 2500 Maybe Boeing would consider moving here? ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notices scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland Joyce Farley Melton ~ Class of 1959 John Moore ~ Class of 1963 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jimmie A. Shipman (51), George Barnett (63), Brad Wear (71), Rachal Rudd (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman (51) Re: Salt Shakers For all Salt & Pepper Shaker Collectors Have you ever seen a Set Bomb Shakers. They are made of ivory colored plastic and have engraved on one side Richland, Wash and on the other side Atomic Bomb. I thought this might be of interest to some. -Jimmie A. Shipman (51) - Waiting for the 50th Class reunion Richland, WA ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett (63) Re: John Moore (63-RIP) To: Perry Moore (63) Perry, I retain fond memories of your brother John (RIP) He always had a smile, cheerful attitude and a pleasant word. May he ride in the "54" Fords in the sky, surrounded by his fellow Bomber friends that have all arrived before us. >From the "High Chaparral" of Tucson, -George Barnett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Bob Carlson (54) Bob, You're right about the chicken fried steak not being native to Texas, but we seem to claim it anyway. Some places really destroy it with their "paste" gravy. The best places do have the hamburger type gravy. It's not smothered steak like Alabama, or Mississippi. To: Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara (74) The fact that Boeing MIGHT be moving their headquarters here is no big deal. They'll never move their manufacturing or design/engineering groups out of their current locations. This will be like the Kimberly-Clark move from Wisconsin. I know, I started a division for them in '91 just after they moved down here. The management came, but everything else stayed in place. Herb Smith Chairman/CEO at the time told the Gov. of Wisconsin "Give us tax breaks or else". They didn't believe him and they skipped out over night. Their reaction was shock, but Herb warned them. This is just like the bailout of Detroit in the mid 80s it'll bounce back. The DFW/Ft. Worth area can sustain the growth without much impact on quality of life. -Brad Wear (71) ~ Richardson, TX ******************************************** >>From: Rachal Rudd de Waal (77) Hi there Bombers! I'm trying to get some info on my dear friend, Tara O'Brian from RHS. We were good friends all through high school and I would love to know where she is. If any one has info for me, please write. My name is Rachal Rudd and from '77 I am also curious what ever happened to Mr. Labrecque, saw that some of you had the same fond memories of him as I do. Bye for now and looking forward to your emails..... Groetjes (Greetings in Dutch) -Rachal Rudd de Waal (77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy (45/46), Doreen Hallenbeck (51), Mike Clowes (54), Sandra Genoway (62), Jeanie Walsh (63), Carol Cross (64), Frank Trent (72), Sheila Miller (73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (Beaver45/Bomber46) To: Marilyn Richey (53) Hey, ol' neighbor, great athlete, sweetheart; I also think Orville Marcum (48) was Richland's greatest. Back in the days when no one dunked a basketball, I saw him go up for a rebound, and bang his elbow on the rim. Try that one you six-footers. After school, Gene Conley (48) was probably the best, but Orv was close. He was a pretty fair softball catcher as well as an outfielder, and could hit with anyone. Bill Johnson and Ray Johnson were superb as you stated. Dale Geir (48) wasn't too bad, either. I would add another, Kenny Grubb (45). He was the passer and play caller on the football team, the leading scorer in basketball, and a good enough pitcher to have the Chisox after him. However, he couldn't pass their physical, as he had some kind of heart problem. Sadly, he died quite young. -Dick McCoy (Beaver45/Bomber46) ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) Re: Drinking Mug Jimmie Shipman's (51) item on salt shakers caused me to dig out a mug I purchased at a Richland antique shop about ten years ago. It is similar to a root beer mug, but a tad smaller; made of glass; has green and gold Richland Bombers and mushroom cloud on one side. On the other side is the head of a steer plus the words to the fight song. Anyone know where this mug originated? -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) ~ Green Valley, AZ ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Zags Somehow I think the 'Zags went out in better style than Stanford. At least the Huskies' women's team is still going strong and seems to have a good chance to make it through the next round. So let's rally 'round and root for the Lady Dawgs and really push for the school bond issue. Re: Boeing move All I can say is that it ain't like the Baltimore Colts' sneak out of town in the middle of the night. Or that bum O'Malley moving the Dodgers out of Brooklyn. I mean, what the hay... it's only the "suits" that are moving, not the bread and butter. A Big Bomber Cheer to all! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ in Albany, OR where it is raining at the moment ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: Boeing leaving Puget Sound To: Margaret Gilstrap O'Hara (74) Boeing is moving some of its big commercial jet production from Renton to Everett; only one of the jet production businesses is being sent to Wichita, KS. No one knows, yet, where Boeing Headquarters is going. A total of about 500 people will be moving with it; the other 500 presently at Headquarters will be laid off. We have heard on the news there are three choices: Denver, Dallas and Chicago. The main reason being given is that these cities have better access through the major airports near them, especially for international air traffic, which will give the Boeing administration better business making opportunities. However, some people here are complaining that Washington State's government has not been business friendly, and the taxes are too high. Also, Boeing apparently wants to have better access to the government military jet production business. The billboard signs about "the last one leaving Seattle please turn off the lights" was during the last significant recession, during the Nixon/Ford administration around 1974. I was living in Seattle then, and if you got laid off or wanted to change jobs, it was risky business and there were not many good jobs to choose from. Salaries were low; it was an employer's market. I guess you were then in your last years of high school. History does have a way of repeating itself! -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Re: Calling All Bombers... Again! The local newspapers have caught on to the "Bombers". Some Bombers were actually named in the article... like Bill Wingfield from Georgia, David Douglas from Arizona, Jim McDonald sent in a great "Go Barbra". Frank Osgard from Oxnard, and Jan Persons in Spokane... I encourage all Bombers to log on and read this fun article... We have made headlines again! Oh, when you log on, we are targeting Mike Bradbury... so check him off. Thanks to all the Bombers who took the time to vote... This is an update "Survivor Island" in capsule form. Julie, the reporter who is responsible for this whole survivor thing called me at work Thursday Morning and the first thing she said was, "Does, 'Go Bombers' mean anything to you, and did you graduate from Col-Hi in Richland, Washington?" She said she has never seen so many e-mails and it took her 4 days to put the whole thing together because the e-mails were from all across the country. She finally started to put two and two together where someone used my name (Barbra) in one of his or her votes to the newspaper. Everyone else used Jeanie. The only people who know me by "Jeanie" are family and alumni. At the end of every e-mail the paper received, you all said "Go Bombers" and she was beside herself trying to figure out what that meant, I explained that you have to be a fellow Bomber to understand the true spirit of our school. We still need to keep voting and this week let's target Mike Bradbury. You can vote up until Thursday. That's when they tabulate. Sunday Morning you will see the interview she had with me, if not, I will send highlights. Go Bombers... Thank You... You are all the BEST! -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn (64) To: Betti Avant (69) I also was at the University of Montana but in '73-'74 and Jud Heathcoat was still at UofM. I was a graduate assistant in the Recreation Department and had an office right down the hall from him. This sure brings up buried memories!! -Carol Cross Llewellyn (64) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent (72) To: Brad Wear (71) Hey Brad... You must have missed the Seattle Times three days after the announcement of their corporate move ... (Saturday, March 24) Boeing said it would build the body sections for its 757 aircraft line in Wichita, KS, instead of Renton. Last one outa town be sure and turn out the lights... -Frank Trent (72) ~ Tacoma, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Moyers (60), Carol Carson (60), Kim Edgar (79), Aaron Johnson (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Moyers (60) Re: Turn out the lights... To: Sandra Genoway (62) In your Sandstorm entry today you missed the date on the famous "turn off the lights" billboard. It went up sometime in 1970. I don't know how long it was up. I had been a young engineer, working for Boeing from the spring of 1965. The subsonic cruise missile contract Boeing was competing for was lost, as was the competition for the C-5A, and the SST program was scrapped. The layoffs started in earnest in 1969. Total worldwide Boeing employment went from approx. 135,000, down to 39,000 in the space of one year; almost 100,000 jobs disappeared. I got canned in Feb. 1970. As you indicate, there were no local jobs to be had; many people simply just left town and let their houses go back to the bank. We had to move to Columbus Ohio that year (1970) to find work; we considered ourselves extremely lucky to sell our home when so many were abandoned to the lenders. After we were there a few months, former neighbors sent us newspaper clippings and pictures of the famous billboard. -Bill Moyers (60) ~ Vancouver, WA ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud (60) Re: Boeing Move To: Sandra Genoway (62) and Brad Wear (71) The sky is not falling guys! Sandra said they were moving some major airplane manufacturing from Renton to Everett. The company is "considering" moving some 737 lines to Everett but no decision has been made. If it is made, you can be assured it will take years! Also, Brad, it is true they will start making the 757 fuselage in Wichita but they will be shipped back to Renton for final assembly just as the 737 fuselages are now. They are made in Wichita. As far as headquarters moving - no big deal. The manufacturing and brains will be staying in Seattle! -Carol Carson Renaud (60) ~ Renton, WA ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Wading Pool at Howard Amon Park Calling All Bombers: I just visited my family last week end, boy has the Tri-Cities grown even since the R2K. Anyway it came to my attention that the Parks Department is going to "remove" the wading pool so it can modernize the Park. I can understand upgrading the playground equipment and getting rid of old trees that are dying, however it always seemed to me that the wading pool was the main attraction of the park. My family has enjoyed three generations of children playing in that pool. Unfortunately, my grandchildren won't be able to enjoy this as well. I'm sure the expense to run and maintain it is the biggest factor. I don't know if it's set in stone yet, however, this is wishful thinking, but maybe if everyone sends photos of their family playing in the pool along memories, maybe we can change their minds. The Parks Department I also noticed they removed the old softball field my grandfather helped build and is in the process of putting up a Senior Center. This has actually taken away a lot of parking space for the park, it was very disappointing. I also heard they will be relocating the "Big Pool", does anyone have any information on this? Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Aaron Johnson II (82) Re: Drinking Mug To: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter (51) The mug was produced in 1981-82 (and I think sold by the Burger King here) to commemorate the class of '82's football team winning State. The longhorn logo came about because of the coach, J.T. Covington, being from Texas. As I recall, some of the girls started waving the "horns" (fist clenched, with the index and pinkie fingers raised) at games, and the term "hook-em horns" starting because of Coach's longhorn background. Coach Covington was a true Texas gentleman; called all the boys "men" and all the girls "ladies". Ran our asses off in his P.E. course my sophomore year he called "strength and agility", but we called "weak and staggering" after each session. I had to work over the weekend of the State game, and wasn't going to go. But when I got off work early that afternoon, I conned a buddy from Kennewick to drive up to Seattle for the game. We didn't know the pass was closed until we got out of Ellensburg. By that time there was no way we weren't going to attempt it. Steve was driving a '66 Corvair he'd dropped a ton of money into, even turbo charging the engine. That thing could fly, but had no snow tires. We were young, dumb and bulletproof, so blew past the State Patrol roadblock, turned up the stereo and just kept going, Made it to the game five minutes after it started. You know, I can't for the life of me remember if we played Kentridge or Mount Tahoma that year, but the other team scored a touchdown right after we came into the Dome. Their PAT was blocked, and that was the last score until the final minute. The green and gold got the ball somewhere inside our own 20 yard line, and suddenly it was Hollywood. The quarterback, Mark Bircher faked one way and unloaded a bomb for like a 50 yard pass. ? Schwizo caught the ball and ran it in the rest of the way in the final seconds of the game to a King dome that was rocking so hard I think that's what loosened the ceiling tiles that gave way 10 years later. Bombers scored the PAT and that was the State Championship. I remember being on the field and watching Coach break down. That next week there was a huge assembly for him in the gym, where there wasn't a dry eye in the house. I've still got my mug somewhere around here, with the newspaper clippings of the game and assembly stuffed in it. -Aaron Johnson II (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Sue Garrison (58), Fred Schafer (63) and Ann Engel (63), Judy Shibly (63), Ron Richards (63), Larry Amos (64WB), Pam Ehinger (67), Aaron Johnson (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett (58) Here's a response to the comment today by a 1979 classmate on removing the Howard Amon Park wading pool (and other issues). 1. Wading Pool: A Master Plan of the park is being developed... it's gone through several public comment meetings, and will go through more before the final determinations are made. One recommendation, among several, would replace the wading pool with an interactive water spray feature to be located a bit further west and connected to nearby parking via an accessible pathway. It was described at the last public hearing as a zero-depth pool (starts at 1" and gradually deepens to 18" or some such depth) with sprays that kids could have fun moving around (step here and it causes a water spray there). It would be accessible to wheelchairs and others needing accessible enjoyment. Sounds like fun to me. 2. Memorial Softball Field: Since about 1995, maybe longer, it was planned that Memorial Field lights would be moved to Columbia Playfield (right below Richland High) to create more lighted fields for evening and tournament play. That ball field has received less and less play over the last few years, because the number of softball teams has gone down. Four new baseball fields have been built in other parts of town in anticipation of eventually removing that field. We all remember watching our favorites play there, or we remember our own families and neighbors going there for an afternoon of fun. But the last few years there have been less than half-a-dozen reservations for Memorial Field. Times change; citizens needs also change. Two years ago a Bond passed by more than 70% of voters to place a new Community Center (replacing the old Community House and Kramer Senior Center) at the edge of Howard Amon Park, south of the tennis courts. The Memorial Field lights were moved and the field was removed to provide parking for Howard Amon Park and the new Center. 3. Big Pool: The George Prout Pool must be closed in 1-2 years. Engineering experts say it is structurally unsound and cannot be repaired; it must be closed and demolished. In anticipation of this, a Richland Citizens Pool Committee formed early in 2000 and developed a master plan for the next 50 years. In this plan, the bathhouse will not be torn down--it will be renovated and updated to meet current City codes. A new 25-yard outdoor pool can be constructed next to the bathhouse (nearer Swift), beginning in September--this is already funded with a State grant and matching funds from the city. This Pool Committee is running a bond campaign in May for additional pool funds. If successful, the new 25-yard pool will be COVERED. A successful bond will also pay for demolition of the old Prout Pool. And in its place, a zero-depth pool and a 50-meter pool will be completed next year. Development of the plan in this manner will assure continuous swimming opportunities for Richland families. Sure hope this bond passes. -Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett (58) ~ Richland ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Fred and Ann Engel Schafer (63) Date: Sun Mar 25 21:57:58 2001 We have a computer Hi to all of our buds out there. We are finally on line and having fun learning to use the computer. We had a great time at the R2k reunion. We also had a family reunion with Fred's sister, Kay (66), and brother, Art (70). Hope to hear from some of our classmates. See ya, Ann -Fred and Ann Engel Schafer (63) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Shibly Cozad (63) Re: SURVIVOR ISLAND! To: JEANIE/BARBARA It was great reading about the support from the Richland alumni. I doubt there are many people, other than Richland Bombers, with such a support group! Keep up the good work Jeanie and let us know who gets voted off next week! Proud to be a member of the Gold Medal Class of '63! -Judy Shibly Cozad (63) ~ sunny and warm in San Jose, CA ******************************************** >>From: Ron Richards (63) Re: Howard Amon Park Wading Pool March 27, 2001 To: ssoike Richland City Parks: There was a comment today in the Richland High School Alumni Sandstorm that the wading pool at Howard Amon Park will be removed. If this is your plan, please reconsider. I still remember how fun it was as a very young child growing up in Richland to play in that pool. My children also very much enjoyed playing in that pool when we would visit their grand parents in Richland. Every time I visit Howard Amon Park I am totally impressed with how much fun the children playing in that pool and their parents are having. I cannot think of another facility as simple as that facility that offers so much fun for so many people. It represents what Richland is all about in the summer, fun in the sun. Removing that pool would be a great mistake. Ron Richards (63) Centennial, CO ******************************************** >>From: Larry Amos (64WB) I'm Larry Amos, featured in a couple of the class photos found on the web page. Actually, we moved from Richland to Longview in '62, after my sophomore year, but I've always felt a connection with my '64 Bomber class. Nice to hook up after all this time. Gail Plee, Maxine McKune, & Aaron Holloway, if you're in touch, I'd like to hear from you. -Larry Amos (64WB) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Re: Husky Ladies! We were in Spokane last weekend and got to see the Ladies up close and personal! We were going to breakfast at Perkins on Division and there were all these Purple People walking in! Well it turned out to be the Lady Dawgs! As I found out later #13 with the bruise on her arm was standing next to me! I felt honored! (I'm star struck!). They won their game Saturday and we saw them again on Sunday at Perkins again! This time I was able to tell them what a great game they played the night before! They were all very nice! They played a good game Monday night but with that one Gal on SMS's team, they didn't have a chance! Sikes I think is her name, she's a great player! Well that's my two cents on the world of B-Ball!! To: Mike Davis (74) Oh Mike Davis, Chapter 11's are now Denny's! What a disappointment! The one in Spokane was where we ate on our honey moon 18 years ago!! Bombers Rule, -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ~ Thorp, WA where it's cloudy and windy today! ******************************************** >>From: Aaron Johnson II (82) Re: Wading Pool at Howard Amon Park To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) The softball field building in a "Community Center" to replace the old building on GWW next to the "Gaslight" (now Jack*sons). It was approved under a ballot measure, however the eventual sighting of this was not where it wound up, too much controversy. I'm still unclear on the decision to remove the Howard Amon wading pool. I waded there, and took my kids there daily during the summer I divorced. I feel a real kinship with that circle of cement. Some people I've spoken to feel it doesn't matter, as they will be trying to replace it under a plan at the site of the Big Pool. Plans call for a ballot measure in May for nearly $8 million to replace the Big Pool. The actual plan is the Big Pool will be replaced with a 25 yard "competition pool" which is already paid for in the City's budget. That will cost about $750 thousand, and like I said, is already funded. People: do not make the mistake in May of voting for this initiative under the mistaken idea it it to replace the Big Pool. It's not. The Big Pool is going to be replaced with money already set aside. They are going to spend nearly another $8 million to enclose the first pool, and build a second pool with a "wading beach" a slide, a big patio area, and a couple of..... well, I can't really think of the term being used, but splash play things is my unprofessional term for them. I am very glad to see the Big Pool replaced. I spent many summers there, swam in PE there in the spring while at ColHi, and took my kids there (after taking them to Chitty's to learn to swim, a hard thing to do after growing up at Rish's). I can see the advantages of a competition pool to those like the Channel Cats club, and believe this is a good program. But yikes! $8 million dollars of bond assessment to build a second pool when the first one only cost $750 thousand?! Is this a Pentagon contract, or what? So they aren't relocating the Big Pool. Just relocating some of our money from our bank accounts to our property tax bill. Geez, didn't mean to get into a rant! I understand they are even considering taking out "The Fingernail"! -Aaron Johnson II (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Don Fisher (50), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), Jeanie Walsh (63), Carol Converse (64), David Rivers (65), Gary Crow (64), Brad Upton (74), Mike Davis (74), Shelley Williams (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Fisher (50) Re: Reason - the park changes I went to the meeting on the Park. They had drawings of all the possible changes and reasons for them. They are going to put up an arch over the road into the park... some want the road into the park removed and some said keep it there. The wading pool is going because of City Center being in the parking lot. The City Center is going to have a patio type stage out into the park for group activities. They are talking of having a sort of sprinkler system for the kids to play in over by the tennis courts. The needle [I think he mean the finger nail -Donna] across the road might be kept but it will have a covered roof over the stage. The gazebo by the pool is going but a whole new section down by the boat launch parking with a gazebo or maybe an amphitheater is suggested. A new platform down by river at end of entrance road plus a boat platform are also in the plan. There isn't enough input to the park (city) people on maintaining what we had or they don't care and just want to do anything they want it... just to make new changes for a new city for new people. It was voted on to leave the Yakima River side of Columbia Point alone but this city counsel is talking now of putting in stores and motels out there now, so there goes same more of our dreams. Maybe we all should use the email line to try and get some changes or all vote in new city people at the next election. -Don Fisher (50) - written by his daughter, Donna Fisher (80) ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) Re: Pool Hi, I remember the big pool as I said, but I think a covered pool would be great. Then you could swim year round. There was a covered pool in Pasco I remember it vaguely. I guess the main thing is nothing stays the same and all things including people do change. I realize sometimes progress is not to our liking or always the best, but we are trapped in the loop. It is really great to read all the memories and comments. I haven't seen any familiar names but I am still trying to contact some I remember. Thanks -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Re: Calling all Bombers Hi Everyone.... Re: Judy Shibly Cozad (63) Wow, it is so nice hearing from everyone! What a school... but then I knew that. This week we are targeting Mike Bradbury, the District Attorney. I am sure it won't be long and all the other elected and going to come after me, but they don't have the "Bomber(s)" And welcome aboard Fred & Ann Engel Schafer (Gold Medal Class of '63) -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) It was quite interesting to read about what was to happen to the Big Pool and the wading pool at the park in yesterday's Sandstorm. I'm glad they are "replacing" and not "taking away". Times change and people change. It would be nice to hear how the folks that graduated in the last 10 years feel about all this. We, in the 50s and 60s have the hardest time with changes it sounds like. Perhaps they haven't been as involved in the day to day activities that we were growing up. So, where are they having a new Community Center? Now, THAT was hard for me to get used to - tearing down the old Community Center! To: Larry Amos (64WB) Good to hear from you Larry! I will let Gail know your e-mail address. She is online, but not on the Sandstorm, as far as I am aware of. Later, -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ foggy Eureka, CA ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: More Bomber Birthdays At least two Bombers share birthdays on March 29. One it seems I've known forever... I still have his third grade picture around here somewhere... I know it's been scanned into the computer... so I've known him at least that long. We went to the same Church at Richland Lutheran so I've probably known him longer. When we were all little he was a rather round lad... not too tall and slightly slimmer that that around. Born in the Nord country, he would tell us about his trips to Minnesota where his family members spoke in a different manner than we did in Richland... When they were hungry... they'd say "djeetyit?" and if the answer was no... they'd say "squeet!". If you asked for a hot dog... they would say "koooooook us a veeeeeenie". Don't know how his dad and Millie ended up in Richland, but there they were. He, and a bunch of others would spend countless hours in the park across from my house at Stevens and VanGiesen and "race" to Yakima in our favorite "cars', while never leaving the swings, while cool guys like Stuart Ziggie (sp) and Charlie Rafferty would drive by in their 58 impalas and 56 oldsmobiles respectively. Buicks were his choice... his dad had a big shiny bronze one. His dad sold me my first car, a 47 four door ford sedan with a frozen motor which I later traded to Jim Adair (66) for a 46 Chevy. One morning he woke up and he was 9 feet tall... or at least that's the way he looked to the rest of us in 7th grade... he was tall enough to drive Terry Davis' dads car when we would "borrow" it for q bit of a cruise... I won't tell the myriad stories of his challenges with his new found height... the clothes line pole or the ice skating incident or any of the others... just say a big Bomber HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BJ, TO Brian Johnson (65)!!!!! The other guy, I didn't meet till we were in high school. He was my parents' favorite box boy at Safeway. They just couldn't say enough nice things about this guy. I don't know how I missed knowing him before. I had moved enough times that I knew just about all the kids I went to high school with from both Jr. Highs. He wrote for the Sandstorm and his columns are still legend. Something for the kids that followed to shoot for. He had the wit that few people are gifted with and knew just when and how to use it. He must have spent as much time as I did (and probably more) listening to Lynster the Spinster and the Real Don Steele on the local radio station playing stacks of wax and pounds of sounds before Lyne moved to Salt Lake and Don to Yakima and later into fame and fortune. I say that because he went on to become a celeb in his own right on the airwaves of Seattle. So to the Crowster I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gary Crow (65)! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Crow (65) Re: More Bomber Birthdays To: David Rivers (65) HELLO, It feels good to be ALIVE! BJ and David are the best! See you all soon, Crowski -Gary Crow (65) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) I'm back on the Alumni Sandstorm to plug another date which means I'll probably receive some grief from Tedi Teverbaugh (76). I am opening for the Smothers Brothers on Saturday, April 28th at the Paramount here in Seattle. I worked with them last year and was blown away at how good they were. It'll be a great show. I know several of my classmates are planning on going and having a mini reunion somewhere before the show. Hope to see some of you there. Go Bombers, -Brad Upton (74) P.S. The Big Pool closing? Say it ain't so. How 'bout we reserve the pool for Cool Desert Nights weekend and then all of us show up in our high school swimsuits? ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Take out the wading pool and put in a Denny's! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard (84) Re: pool This is in regards to the pool discussion going on in Richland, and I'm thinking this whole line of discussion might be relegated to THE SANDBOX. I live in Moses Lake. Several years ago, this town faced the prospect of replacing its own pool. The old one was in disrepair and there was quite a lot of debate about what was to be done. The city came up with a design that had a competition sized pool attached to a huge fan-shaped play pool that had a zero-depth entrance (handicap and small children accessibility,) fountains, toys, slides for little ones as well as two full-sized water slides. This pool has tons of concrete patio space with tables and pool chairs as well as grass, sand volleyball courts and a whole park-type toy play area in wet sand. The related pool facilities (bathhouses, consessions, etc.) are top notch. This whole design was offered up in a bond issue... which failed. Some forward thinking people in city government gathered up their gumption and said "We're going to build it anyway!" They scraped up money from other areas and they also had state matching funds because of the accessibility of the pool. As you can imagine, there were some VERY angry people, and we heard grumbling from irate citizens right up to the day the gate opened. Then?... Well, I imagine there are still some that are miffed about it, but I haven't heard them. This facility is beautiful! I never remember seeing parents at the Big Pool, kids rode their bikes or were dropped off not to be seen until the pool closed. Here, we have whole families pack their picnics and spend the day, get this, TOGETHER! There is something for everyone. The days of the concrete rectangle are over. I'm also pretty sure, although admittedly not positive, that this pool operates in the profit margin. Now, the down side. We have a first class swim program at Moses Lake High School, and no pool for them to train in in the winter. They use the city pool until the weather goes bad, and then they used the above ground covered pool at the athletic club. That pool is now gone and they have been training in the covered pools of private citizens. Not the best environment or training ground. There is a group of people working every angle in town to get a covered pool that would accommodate competitive swimming. As I understand it, only through entries in the Alumni Sandstorm, the City of Richland is offering up the best of both of these worlds in the form of a May bond issue. They say that hindsight is 20/20. I would encourage Richlanders to take a Sunday drive to downtown Moses Lake and check out our city pool. It truly is a source of pride for this town. Good luck, -Shelley Williams Robillard (84) ~ Moses Lake, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and one Bomber Mom sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Marilyn DeVine (52), Richard Anderson (60), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), Dan Ham (72), Greg Alley (73), Debra Dawson (74WB), Kline Welsch (78), Dave McAdie (79), Aaron Johnson (82), Tony Valdez (84), Patti Felch (87WB) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (Beaver45/Bomber46) Re: Big changes To: Don (50 and Donna Fisher (80) All this talk about moving the kiddies' pool is amusing. They think it leaks? Wow! I am still miffed that they moved the swimming pool out of the park. It was a grand old pool which dated even the Manhattan Project. I used to live down there in the summer. I never went near the new pool, it was too big and I couldn't get next to the girls. Besides, if God intended there be a pool at the high school, he never would have put one at the park. And a shopping mall at Hookey Point? Where will the kids go during the school day? And a community center in the old softball field. What next? A WalMart in the middle of the football stadium? Where is Mayor Sully now that you need him? Don't you voters know Richland is no longer a company town? Get going and stop all this nonsense. I lived in Lynwood when it totally commercialized. Mayor Hyrk said, "No problem, the tax base will increase and your taxes will go down". Oh yeah... and Boeing will never leave Seattle. McCoy 45 -Dick McCoy (Beaver45/Bomber46) ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) Re: Park Plans We "old ones" remember the "really old" pool at the park down at the end of Lee... (it wasn't called Howard Amon back in those days, I don't think [Riverside Park]) anyway... it was wonderful. Small, for the sudden growth of Richland in the 40s, but wonderful none the less. We had to take turns swimming: wait in line, after about an hour, get out and wait in line again. WE WERE NOT HAPPY CAMPERS when the new one was built up at the High School. Got used to it, though, didn't we! CHANGE HAPPENS!! Sometimes for better, sometimes maybe not for better, but IT HAPPENS! In the long run, this maybe a really great move on the part of the city. I think one of the main problems is that the river and those huge old trees served up a certain AMBIANCE that we won't get up on Swift... boats on the river, wind singing in the tree tops, no through traffic, the tennis courts, picnic tables and of course the soft ball field not far away, etc. It won't be the same, that's for sure, but we can get used to it. I for one will still take my grandkids down to wade in the River and feed the geese and say "hi" to the other folks walking the trail and enjoy the shade and listen to the wind in those huge old trees!!! 'Til next time... Em -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson (60) Nachrichten aus Bombendorf This morning (Thursday) the world's second worst newspaper reported that the Richland School District has seen the light and elevated Mr. Steven Neill (72) to the position of Principal of Richland High School. Well done, Stubby! -Richard Anderson (60), Asst. Editor ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) Re: Moses Lake I remember driving through the middle of nowhere and see a sign for Moses Lake AFB. I believe it has long been closed, but several years ago while working on Robins AFB, GA, I met a man whose wife had been born and raised at Moses Lake. He said I was the only other person he had ever met that even knew where it was. It is really a small world. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham (72) Re: Congrats I just want to congratulate Steve Niell (72) on being chosen as the new Principal at Richland High. Congrats, Steve! I feel proud to have known Steve since grade school and to call him my friend! I know Steve will do an excellent job and will continue the tradition of making us all proud to be a Bomber. Re: Birthday Also, if anyone runs into my big brother, Jack Ham (69), make sure to wish him a happy birthday! Jack turns 51 years young today (3/30/01). Happy birthday, Jack! May the rest of you out there in Bomberland have a great day! -Dan Ham (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Brad Upton (74) Mama always liked you best. Say hi to yo yo man (Tommy Smothers). You could wear a Speedo swimsuit to Cool Desert nights at the big pool closing, but Mike and I would have to wear tee shirts over ours. Is Gary Crow class of '64 or '65? All I know is I need a Seattle trip for a M's game or a concert and to cruise into town with him giving me some old and new rock inspirations. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Rocking out and Sandstorming ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) Re: Howard Amon Park I wrote a brief email to that City of Richland website re my personal enjoyment of the Howard Amon Park wading pool. To my surprise, I received a prompt reply from Shara Soike. Anyway, it sounds like it's out with the old, in with the new. At least they're putting in something to replace the refreshing spray, although it sounds like the wading part of the pool will be gone. The interactive/surprise spray sounds like fun, and it's nice that it will be handicapped accessible too. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ~ Cheney, WA, where it snowed over an inch last night... ******************************************** >>From: Kline Welsch (78) Re: Big Pool - Moses lake I'd have to agree with Shelley Williams Robillard (84). The Moses Lake pool is a great place to go. My family discovered it a year or two ago and we've been up there several times. My kids love it and we can all feel safe inside the facility. I hate to admit it, but it far outshines the Big Pool. I sure hope Richland comes up with a similar multi-use facility (sorry, no Denny's) like ML did. -Kline Welsch (78) ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie (79) To: Shelly Williams Robillard (84) I have ventured up to Moses Lake on several occasions for the sole purpose of going to your aquatic center. I had never been to a place like that before and my kids had a great time! I had been to several water parks and paid their $10 to $15 (per person) fee to spend some time sliding on a few slides and swimming - which is great but very spendy for a family - even if you buy a season pass. The pool at Moses Lake has everything a water loving person could want - including plenty of shade - for an price that is unbelievable. I think it is $3 or $4 for an adult and $2 for a child. That whole facility is as you say - "top notch". I was very, very impressed and will go back this summer too. Now, having said that, I think it is time for Richland (or any of the other cities) to come up with a plan to build something like that here. Kennewick tried a few years ago, but they wanted to put a roof over the whole thing -and use a bond issue to fund it. It would be great if a location could be found that already had some mature shade trees - like Columbia Park. We have way too much sunshine to cover the whole thing. I agree that the swim teams need a covered pool for winter training, so covering a portion of a pool is a great idea, but lets be practical. I have also been to a completely covered aquatic center up in Canada (outside Vancouver), and that is a lot of fun, but it is much cooler and wetter up there, and the chlorine fumes inside will kill you... Swimmingly, -Dave McAdie (79) ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** >>From: Aaron Johnson II (82) Re: Pool Issue I'm all for the replacement of the Big Pool, as stated the other day... The problem I have is the cost and method for paying for the "second phase" facilities. The citizen's committee put together to study the issue early on was offered two alternatives, which they completely ignored. The first was that a private company would consider a joint venture with the City to build a water park very similar to the Moses Lake one, thus reducing the cost of development to the residents. The second was bringing in a company that works with cities and counties around the country to put the facility together, and finance it through "revenue bonds". I think this alternative is great for two reasons. The first is that a better facility can be put together because the bonding capacity is greater. But the most important reason is the difference between a "general obligation" bond (which is what is going to be floated in May to pay for this), and a "revenue" bond. A general obligation bond is guaranteed by the City, and paid for over the term by tax revenue, usually an increase in property taxes to the residents. Whatever the bond is going to be used for, everyone in town shares the costs equally. A "revenue" bond is guaranteed by the business model, and paid for by the revenues from the facility. That means the people who use the facility pay for the facility. It doesn't result in a lowering of the City's bonding capacity for future City projects, and it doesn't result in an increase in the residents tax rates. Come May when we face a vote for an increase in our taxes for a school bond measure, a transit measure, AND the pool measure, if all these pass, we're going to be staring a sizable increase in property taxes in the face. It would have been better if the facility could be built, and only have to decide to vote an increase in taxes for schools and transit. Why the committee chose to ignore this option, I don't know. But if the pool measure doesn't pass, I'm very hopeful they will then explore this option to provide us with a wonderful family facility for Richland without an increase in our property taxes. This may not be a big concern for those of us from my generation, but I know my Mom and Dad and their friends are concerned with more property tax increases. And off the soapbox for a moment. To Brad Upton 74) Caught the show you did a couple of years ago at the Tower Inn in Richland for the Northwest laugh-off, and before that a couple of times here. (Have even seen a couple of rants on "Almost Live" when I've been in Seattle.) I've lived on Haupt since I was five, first next to the Lehfeldt's a block down from your family (played with Joey quite a bit) and then at the end where it hits GWW. Are you scheduled to come over here anytime soon? -Aaron Johnson II (82) ******************************************** >>From: Tony Valdez (84) Re: Pool Shelley Williams Robillard (84) is right. I travel to take my kids and their friends to the pool in Moses Lake. It is great family fun! Something like that would fit Richland just right. -Tony Valdez (84) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Felch Walrath (87WB) Re: March 29th birthdays My brother's birthday is also March 29th. He's from the class of '81. His name is Marc Felch. I remember he would tell me to lie to all the girls that would call up and ask when his birthday was. And there were a lot of girls! Happy birthday, Marc. -Patti Felch Walrath (87WB) ~ in Homer, AK - where yesterday's sun has faded and it's now spitting snow. ******************************************** >>From: B.J. Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Brad Upton (74) Re: 3/28 Sandstorm entry from Brad: "...all of us show up in our high school swimsuits?" Brad, You just put that in 'cause you know that you and Greg Slater are about the only two that would still fit in those suits. -B.J. Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/01 ~ SPRING FORWARD - 4/1/01 2am Unless you live in AZ, HI or certain parts of IN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem (47), Gary Scholl (56), Patty de la Bretonne (65), Dorris Meloeny (68), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery (47) To: Bomber history buffs Is Neill the first graduate to become principal of his old school in the State of WA? What a tradition! -Mary Triem Mowery (47) ~ Ft. Lauderdale and Richland ******************************************** >>From: Gary R. Scholl Sr. (56) Re: Riverside Park Hi everyone I remember Frontier days and the carnivals at the park where the Big Mean Senior boys would carry a Sophomore Girl out into the wadding pool and for a kiss carry her back to dry ground. I understand that the practice got stopped and now they are doing away with some part of it is this correct? We used to have a lot of fun at that place. I remember that while in the Air Force we called it Moses Hole and it was one of the most out of the way bases you could get stationed at, This was in 1957 and later. There is a Redmond Company looking to build a factory in Moses Lake. This could make the town grow in the near future. I hope you are all doing well and Bomber cheers to all -Gary R. Scholl Sr. (56) ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne (65) Hey, Beer, beer for old Richland Hi You bring the whiskey, I'll bring the rye Send a Senior out for gin and don't let a sober sophmore in We never stagger we never fall we sober up on wood alcohol While our loyal faculty lies drunk on the ballroom floor. or something like that..... I realize this is coming from an unlikely source, since I never drank in high school, but I believe I learned the song from someone close to me and she knows who she is, although she probably didn't touch a drop either. To Jerry Swain (54), Greetings and all good thoughts to Lloyd! Keep us updated! This is what I love about this site. -Patty de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Dorris Meloeny Alred (68) I keep looking, but see very few persons of the 1968 class that correspond with you. Are they reading and not responding like me, or are they simply not interested? Is Brad Upton (74), Jeff Upton's (67-RIP) younger brother? Was his mother the librarian in the mid to late 60s era? -Dorris Meloeny Alred (68) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Do you remember those signs they had at the gate of some of the carnival rides. They would often have a picture of a clown raising his hand and it would say, "If you are taller than this line, you are too big for this ride." Well, if anyone runs across one of those signs, Richland High School could use it to put it in front of the office door of their new principal, Mr. Steve Neill. Congratulations, Stubby! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` February, 2001 ~ April, 2001