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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/01/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Don Fisher (50), Helen Cross (62), John Adkins (62), Kathie Roe (64), Dorsey Rowan (65), Patti Snider (65), Greg Alley (73), Jim Rice (75), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Fisher (50) Re: Bomber Hockey For all you Bombers still living in the Tri-City area why not come out and root for the Bomber Ice Hockey team? Yes, I said ice hockey! This is a new sport being played by our local high schools. So far is is not a sanctioned WIAA sport, but is classified as a "hockey club". There are 7 schools participating so far which include: Walla Walla, Eisenhower, Pasco, Southridge, Kamiakan, Richland, and Hanford. Bomber games are usually played on Saturday evenings at the new "B" rink in Kennewick. So far the Bombers are undefeated (naturally). I am sending the schedule for the remaining Varsity games - so come on out and support our guys. Cost is $2.00 for senior citizens ($4.00 for adults). Be prepared for lots of student participation and cheering. Remaining schedule is as follows: 5/04 Friday - Rink B 6pm - Bombers vs Hanford Falcons 4/12 Saturday - Desert Ice Rink* 8pm - Bombers vs Pasco Bulldogs *Desert Ice is the new rink in Pasco across street from Broadmore Mall. 4/19 Saturday - Rink B 6pm - Bombers vs Eisenhower Cadets Playoffs begin May 21 at 7:15 PM at Rink B Playoffs continue May 22 at 7:15 pm at Rink B Championship game is May 24 at 7:00 pm at Rink B -Don Fisher (50) Submitted by Barb Fisher (51 WB) ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk (62) To: John Adkins (62) (the best class, especially to those from that era!!) John, I already taught my preschoolers that one, we may do it at their "graduation" in May. -Helen Cross Kirk (62) ~ West Harrison, IN (where we are enjoying perfectly lovely spring weather, but it is creeping up into the 80s) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: More R2K+1 music classics I came to town just the other night I heard the noise and saw the fight Watchman was a runnin' roun' Old Dan Tucker's come to town (Chorus) So get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker He's too late to come for supper Dan, he went down to the mill to get some meal to put in the swill The miller swore by the point of his knife He never seen such a man in his life (Chorus) So get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker He's too late to come for supper Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man Washed his face in a fryin' pan Combed his hair with a wagon wheel Died with a toothache in his heel. (Chorus) So get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker He's too late to come for supper (Chorus) So get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker He's too late to come for supper (Chorus) So get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker He's too late to come for supper -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - and the wind blew and the - - several objects were air born ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) As I was reading the Sunday Tri-City Herald, I ran across an article that said Tom Alkire (from the great Class '64) will be signing his book, "There's More to Fishing (Than Catching Fish)", Saturday from noon to 2pm at the Book Place in Uptown Richland. The article says, "Alkire, who grew up in Richland, has earned a national reputation as a free-lance outdoor writer for several publications. His book is published by Frank Amato Publications. one of the country's largest publishers of fishing books." Way to go, Tom!!! -Kathie Roe Truax (64) ******************************************** >>From: Dorsey Rowan (65) Re: Bomber Green & Gold Pages To: Jim Hamilton (63) If you need a stock broker for your list sign me up. I'd like to make some Bombers rich. -Dorsey Rowan (65) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) To: John Adkins (62) Love the songs that I had forgotten about. Pretty bad when I'm singing "Do your Ears Hang Low" and my son, Rob (96) comes in and wonders what I am doing :) It is a catchy tune and he chimed right in. Didn't even know he knew the words! Thanks for the memories.... Bomber Cheers, -Patti Snider Miller (65) ~ Richland (we are cool and the wind is blowing hard, imagine that!) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) Re: Song time Since its song time on the Alumni Sandstorm and no one is writing in from my decade, I would like to include my favorite high school type song from the Charlie Daniels Band called "Class of 63". I tried to type this at length and was thrown off by an error message (maybe I went too long). Here's the chorus: Hey, baby, turn your lights down low, They're playing our song on the radio, Shakin' my chevy with a back seat dance, Livin' by love and lovin' by chance. Maybe I'll learn how to fill in all the lines in song form. The bridge of the song is: Ain't it kind of funny, How everybody's changed but me, So here's a little blast from the past >From the class of '63 -Greg Alley (73) ~ In Richland (where the wind is blowing out to left or right... well, maybe just blowing hard) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice (75) Re: Roger Kindley (74) Anyone know the whereabouts (or better yet, an email address) for Roger Kindley? In the small-world department: Last week I was visiting a friend in Minneapolis. She said a college friend of hers moved to Walla Walla -- did I know him? I told her it was pretty unlikely, that Walla Walla's a fair piece from Richland, etc. Turned out her college friend was Roger, a class-of-74 Bomber. What are the odds? Anyway, let me know if you have his email. -Jim Rice (75) ~ Mt. Rainier, MD ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) Re: classic cheer To: John Adkins (62) I remember that cheer, it has a catchy tune. Thanks for refreshing my memory! -Kim Edgar (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/02/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 ANNOUNCEMENT today: Marilyn Richey (53), Vera Smith (58), David Douglas (62), John Adkins (62), Charlotte Nugent (64), Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Steve Piippo (70), Brad Wear (71), Diane Hartley (72), Esther Dawson (73WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT ~~ R2K+1 ~~ June 23, 2001 Linda Belliston Boehning (63) is counting heads. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) Re: Passing of a fellow Bomber I read in the Tri City Herald last week where the a fellow graduate of RHS in l952 had passed away. He was Jerry Lutes (52) and has lived his life with his wife Diane (53) in Richland. They both had retired from Hanford and enjoyed traveling and hitting the Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton where I used to see them quite often. They had three children and I think they all went to RHS. He was one of the boys of '52 and a very likable guy. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) A big THANK YOU to the Alumni Sandstorm. I asked for help in finding Andrea Bennett (58) and, wallah, I FOUND HER!! Her sister Mary (69) responded to my plea for help in finding Andrea and contacted me with Andrea's address. I had no idea that Mary was even in Richland. Thanks Maren and Gary for starting this great Alumni Sandstorm. -Vera Smith Robbins (58) - Richland ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) My favorite song in fifth or sixth grade music at Marcus Whitman was: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage - I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet Upon the seat Of a bicycle built for two. I requested it so often that it earned me the only nickname I recall ever having: Daisy Douglas. Well, I can laugh about it now... -David Douglas (62) ~ Gilbert, AZ ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) What fun we'll have at the R2K+1 The Camptown ladies sing this song Doo-dah, doo-daa The Camptown race track's five miles long O the doo-daa day I come down there with my hat caved in Doo-daa doo-da I got back home with a pocket full of tin O the doo daa day Goin to run all night, goin to run all day I'll bet my money on a bob-tail nag Somebody bet on the bay The long tail filly and the big black horse Doo-daa doo-daa They fly the track and they both cut across O the doo daa day The blind horse stickin' in a big mud hole Doo-daa doo-daa Can't touch bottom with a ten foot pole O the doo-da day Goin to run all night, goin to run all day I'll bet my money on a bob-tail nag Somebody bet on the bay (and just for my old friend Earl Martin - Does the cross town bus run all night long?) -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland (Still have some wind on Tuesday - But Wednesday looks to be better!) ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Nugent Hardy (64) My son, John, his wife, Valaney, and two children live in Richland now and went to the Ice Harbor Locks last weekend. The salmon are running and my 3 year old grandson was VERY excited about the BIG fish and how they could see them through the glass. If you live in the area, you might enjoy going there. -Charlotte Nugent Hardy (64) ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) Re: 5-1-01 Sandstorm To: John Adkins (63) You wrote: "So get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker He's too late to come for supper" I must beg to differ over this urgent matter!!!!! :-) I learned it at Lewis & Clark as: "Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker, He's too late to stay for supper. Supper's over and breakfast's cookin'; Old Dan Tucker is a-standin' there lookin'." -Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) ~ sunshine, blue skies, spring in Richland! ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Jim Rice (75) Roger Kindley (74) is in Seattle area, I think. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) To: Don Fisher (50) Don, I'm glad to hear that the Bombers will be represented in the new High School Hockey League. We (the Dallas/Ft. Worth area) started five years ago with four teams. This year we had 29 varsity and 26 jv teams in our region. The team I coach, Plano East, came in second in the state this year. It was a grueling tournament, we ended up playing 5 games in an 18 hour period, two, including the championship were back to back. In fact those games are being broadcast tonight [note: this was written on 5/1] starting at 9:45p CDT on local channel 10. I don't know what the satellite channel would be, but I'm sure it could be located if you are interested in seeing some quality hockey. It was interesting to see that of the four coaches we have, only one of them had a son on the team this year. All of us had a son on the team at one point or another, but it has been such an enjoyable experience that we've all stuck with it. This will probably be the last year I play, but I'll continue to coach. I'd love to get back to Richland for at least one game. If not this year, maybe next year. Go Bomber Hockey. -Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To: Mike Davis (74) HEY MIKEY I'M BACK :-) Thought you would be happy. Not much to tell you now, but I am sure as the week goes on my life will become much more exciting (NOT!). Hang in there, Mike. Only 25 more for you!!!! HA! -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Esther Dawson Muir Powell (73WB) To: Greg Alley (73) Re: Songs from "Our Era" Greg - I don't remember the Charlie Daniels' song that you sent (part) of the lyrics to, but reading your entry brought back a great memory about songs from the 70s: Back when Billy Idol did a remake of the Doors' hit, "LA Woman," my teen aged son was listening to it and I said, "Hey, that's pretty good! Did you know that this song was really popular about 20 years ago? It was originally done by "The Doors." His eyes got wide in disbelief and he said, "No way!" Obviously, his generation was way too cool to dig on any 'oldies'... We argued, and I finally went to my dusty stack of albums, found the desired "Doors," and proceeded to play the song in question for my 'Doubting Thomas.' He was surprised, and I think maybe even a little bit mad that his generation didn't "own" this song. Anyway, a few years later, he and his friends became pretty big "Doors" fans, as well as Hendrix and Led Zepplin fans... funny, isn't it? The new popularity and re-makes of so many great 60s and 70s tunes just goes to show that good music never dies. Speaking of that, was it Madonna who did the absolutely HORRIBLE re-make a year or two ago of "American Pie?" -Esther Dawson Muir Powell (73WB) ~ Living in windy Richland again for the past 18 years *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/03/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Boyd (52), Mike Clowes (54), Marguerite Groff (54), Tom Tracy (55), John Adkins (62), Greg Alley (73), Sue Oberg (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd (52) To: All friends of Jerry Lutes (52-RIP) To Diane who lost her husband and best friend I really know how you feel and I also hurt. There was a great group that we ran around with in the early fifties and we had a hole bunch of fun. Maybe not what we wanted our kids to do, but we enjoyed life as the Government Town of Richland had to offer. With a lot of Gov't police officers around and some of them understood us and a couple did not. Jerry's Mother and Dad were great people and Jake really understood Jerry's need and maybe as a Dad he went too far but who am I to judge. Jerry had his driver's license at fifteen and a nice '39 Ford two door sedan and Jake bought smokes but what does it matter today! Just think we were out partying in Benton City and Jerry was making a lot of noise with the twin pipes when the Benton City Police gave chase in a Chev and he caught us going up the hill - bad news, but the cop lost because he wrote the ticket up wrong! We were all hard workers -- to buy cars, gas, beer and line up a date. Pea harvest, wheat harvest and cold storage in Yakima to end up the season. There was several of us who used to push our Dad's car out of the driveway and go for a cruise (and that might be as far as Yakima) and without driver's licenses. Ditch bank parties, hay stack parties, Hi Spot on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Yes, we grew out of all the things that we did and survived to raise a good family and grandchildren and great children are proof of that. Yes, Sonny even went for a couple of rides in the '39 after a couple of cokes! Jerry was trying to get help but it just did not happen and that is the world's lost. Diane, may you and your two children have God's strength to get through this. I look back to Richland as great years. It was a great life. Love to you Diane. -Jerry Boyd (52) & Patsy McGregor Boyd (54WB - I took her out early but 48 years have been great) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: John Adkins (62) Why DO Camptown ladies sing "doo dah"? Love the old lyrics, but aren't you forgetting the memorable Irish Sea Chanty? You know, the one about the good ship "Minnow" and her crew led by that well known Irishman, Gilligan? Or is it O'Gilligan, now? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR (where the weather has been changing hourly) ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) To: David Douglas (62) I remember the "Daisy, Daisy" song very well. As a kid, we sang it a lot - but from somewhere we had a second verse. I don't remember if we made it up or if it was actually part of the original song. It goes thus: Danny, Danny, here is your answer true. I'm NOT crazy all for the love of you. If it can't be a stylish marriage - And you can't afford a carriage. Then I'll be switched if I'll be hitched to a bicycle built for two! I'm enjoying all the old songs being printed in the Alumni Sandstorm. My poor kids had to listen to all these old songs all the years they were growing up. I figure it was only fair - I had to put up with their songs - and they weren't nearly as great as our songs. I noticed in today's Alumni Sandstorm the Richland people all had something different to say about the weather. For a couple it was windy - for one it was "sunshine, blue skies..." I'm convinced that it depends on what time of day you write your messages. It was fairly nice and sunny, in Richland, yesterday, although a little cool, but no wind -until... We were leaving for a Little League game (about 6 blocks away) at a field located just south of Jefferson Elem. My husband, who is a bit cold blooded, was going to wear a heavy jacket with a hood. I told him to wear his Mariner jacket - it wasn't that cold. We got to the game - the wind came up and we felt like popsicles. We managed to hang in for 4 innings before we we became fair-weather grandparents and escaped, back to a much warmer house. Right at this moment it's 64 degrees and sunny, with no wind. But, if you wait a short time that will change. Oh, and I just heard on the news that the overnight temps will be in the low 30s. What was that you said, Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), about "spring in Richland"?? I know we had spring last week for a few days - but this isn't spring!! -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) - Still love Richland!! ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Paul Beardsley (Bomber Dad) Good to know you're still keeping an eye on Richland. It was good to have you for a neighbor and friend when we were kids growing up on Cedar Street... Your son Charlie and I explored the Great Yakima Desert Basin/Backwater west of town... since we lived so close... It was like Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn time... and if our parents had known about the rickety rafts we made, the times we slipped a hackamore around the nose of some of the horses in the riding academy, we would have probably received a posterior application of superior force. Nevertheless, the great memories of living for a few years on Cedar Street across the street from you were great days. Charlie was a great friend in Jr. High and I treasure his memory and all the fun we had in the neighborhood. Bet we threw a million passes with the football and batted the baseball a zillion times. Wide streets and lots of space behind the houses made for excellent places to practice. I recall your wife attempting to show us how to dance... it was a daunting task... our best moves were three slips, a stumble and a 17 yard dash... but she never gave up. She was tall, stately and a very kind lady. You were the fireworks hero. I knew Charlie was especially proud of that as well as your activities. The new Richland pool, where Charlie and I rode our bikes almost every day in Summer, compensated for the hot desert sun. Ahh, those were the days, my friend. Thanks again, Mr. Beardsley, for helping make Richland a "Great City in the Western World"... a memorable place to grow up. It was great to see you at R2K with Paula and share some of those memories again of warm summer days, cool summer nights there at the end of Cedar Street... Many Happy Returns to R2K+. Wish you could be with me on the 24th in Seattle. Your friend -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: Come to the R2K+1 - We're gonna have SOME fun then Response for - Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) "Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker, He's too late to stay for supper. Supper's over and breakfast's cookin'; Old Dan Tucker is a-standin' there lookin'." After careful consideration, I just can not determine if this is an additional verse, or an alternate chorus - Either way - I LIKE it! There was a bee-i-ee-i-ee Sat on a wall-i-all-i-all And there it sat-i-at-i-at And that is all-i-all-i-all And so that bee-i-ee-i-ee Began to sting-i-ing-i-ing And hurt that boy-i-oy-i-oy Like anything-i-ing-i-ing And then that be-i-ee-i-ee Gave one big cough-i-off-i-off And one last grin-i-in-i-in The he buzzed off-i-off-i-off There was a bee-i-ee-i-ee Sat on a wall-i-all-i-all And there it sat-i-at-i-at And that is all-i-all-i-all I'll be the first to admit I do not remember that one! -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - what a nice spring day ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Esther Dawson Muir Powell (73WB) Thanks for the music reply. I still have lots of albums and continue to listen to them. I like some new music also. It is fun to have kids or friends or relatives listen to something and you pass along that the song was written years ago by someone else and they can't believe it. It does help make you feel a little younger. Lots of rappers and some new artists remake songs or sample pieces of old songs and it's good to bring that up to someone who thinks it's original. Of course you can always go on the internet and steal (I mean share) some music. Who knows, someday we may use the Sandstorm to swap tunes. -Greg Alley (73) ~ In the A-city where its a real nice night. ******************************************** >>From: Sue Oberg Friend (79) Just wanted to report that I went to the show at the Seattle Paramount staring Brad Upton (74) and featuring the Smothers Brothers last weekend. I took my parents as a belated birthday present to my Dad, and as expected, all the material was clean enough to not be embarrassed by the contents. (That's very important when one has their parents sitting next to them.) Both acts were funny enough to not have to resort to using "blue" material to get laughs, and my sides were sore after the show from all the laughing. I think that Brad got the most laughs, although the Smothers Brothers had an easy, polished style that comes with working together for 40 years+. I think that Brad forgot where he grew up though... he made far too many disparaging remarks about Pullman and the Cougars. He also joked about the extreme heat of Phoenix AZ - as if he didn't grow up in Richland!!! The way he talks, one would think that he grew up in the shadow of the Space Needle, instead of in Richland, where one had to dodge tumbleweeds when the wind blows. Thanks for a great night out Brad, and a chance to be something more than a Mommy for an evening. Look forward to seeing more of your comedy on the John report. -Sue Oberg Friend (79) ~ Kingston, WA (where we're hoping the sun will make another appearance) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/04/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dore Tyler (53), Mike Clowes (54), John Adkins (62), David Rivers (65), Dorris Meloeny (68), Brad Upton (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dore Tyler (53) Re: Jerry Lutes (52-RIP) Could you publish the dates for Jerry Lutes' obit (or funeral notice) in the Tri City Herald. TIA & Regards, -Dee Tee (aka Dore Tyler '53) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: John Adkins (62) Don't remember if you gave us this one. Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddlelams eadivey a kiddle eadivey too, wooden shoe? Now if the words sound queer and funny to your ear a little bit jumbly and jivey, just remember that Mares eat oats and Does eat oat and little lambs eat ivy, a kid'll eat ivy too, Wouldn't you? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR (where the sun is presently shinning, but who knows what will happen in an hour) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: R2K+1 - Come see how many of us you remember To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) I think the Camp town ladies sing the whole dagone song! doo-dah - doo-dah. To: Greg Alley (73) I have a pretty good selection of music beginning about 1945 and coming forward to the late sixties - but I'm short music from your era - if you feel like helping - give me a call, I'm in the book. On to the important stuff! (If you have tears - prepare to shed them here!) In a cavern, in a canyon Excavating for a mine Dwelt a miner - forty-niner And his daughter, Clementine (chorus) Oh my darlin', oh my darlin' Oh my darlin' Clementine You are lost and gong forever Dreadful sorrow Clementine Drove she duckling to the water Every morning just at nine Hit her foot against a splinter Fell into the foamy brine (chorus) Oh my darlin', oh my darlin' Oh my darlin' Clementine You are lost and gong forever Dreadful sorrow Clementine Ruby lips above the water Blowing bubbles soft and fine But alas, I was no swimmer So I lost my Clementine (chorus) Oh my darlin', oh my darlin' Oh my darlin' Clementine You are lost and gong forever Dreadful sorrow Clementine -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - Some days the weather's great - and you just don't play good golf. ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Well laa dee daa... Mr Bigstuff [aka Terry Davis-'65] News flash... LA USA Network announced today that Terry Knox will not be flying to Brazil this date for the filming of a movie. Because of the networks commitment to Mr. Knox's Pilot and series which will commence filming in Toronto on approximately June 5th this year, USA Network bought out Mr. Knox's Brazil movie contract. Those close to Knox report that the network was afraid the movie company would require Knox to cut his characteristic woody woodpecker locks. -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Dorris Meloeny Alred (68) Re: Looking for Kathy Hill (67) I was wondering where Kathy Hill (67) was? Saw Mary Anne Greninger Merritt (67WB) refer to Kathy and was also wondering about her whereabouts. -Dorris Meloeny Alred (68) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton (74) To: Sue Oberg Friend (79) Re: My show Thanks for coming to the Smothers Brothers show on Saturday. As far as making jokes about the Cougars and Pullman... you witnessed the oldest trick in the book called "sucking up to the majority." Believe me, if I'm in Spokane those would all be Seattle/Husky jokes. Having graduated from Eastern I don't have much room to belittle the Cougs. Good luck watching for me on the "John Report"... it was canceled. Thanks again for your kind words. -Brad Upton (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/05/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Jimmie A. Shipman (51), Mike Clowes (54), Donna McGregor (57), John Adkins (62), Peggy Lewis (62), Kay Kager (63), Janine Rightmire (65), Kim Edgar (79), Sue Oberg (79), Jenny Smart (87), Zorba Manolopoulos (91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman (51) Re: Class of 1951 50th Reunion Calling all '51 Bombers We need biographies for The Bomber Class of 1951 Why? So they can be included in the Memory Booklet that is being published for our 50th Class Reunion. If we don't receive their biographies by June 1, 2001 they will be excluded from the Memory Booklet except for a big empty space next to their Senior Graduation picture and name. The dates for the reunion are September 7, 8, & 9 at the Shilo Inn of Richland. If you know any of these following Bombers, encourage them to complete their biographies. Classmates that Don't have their Biographies in yet!! Pat Allen, Isabelle Anderson, Dave Barnett, Phil Belcher, Arlene Black, Betty Boggs, Russell Brown Barbara Clement, Frank Collins, James Crawford, Phyllis Ratsch, Jerry Culverhouse, Ken Davis Pat DeMills, Ann Dewane, Margaret Dreher, Cecil Drotts, Murray Duncan, Chuck Evans, Bob Finch, Dan Foelker, Art Gerner, Marjorie George, Bob Graham, Jack Green, John Hackney, Myrle Hamrick, Joan Harbison, Richard Hauff, Pat Heisner, Vivian Helgeson, Gerald Hostetler, Jiwan Hunter, Ann Jernigan, Martha Johnson, John Johnston, Jack Jones, Virginia Jones, Myron Krisher, Markey Learock, Shiela Lee, Joyce Leibel, Loretta Liggett, Carl McBee, Anna Mae McCleary, Norma McCormick, Bill McCue, Phyllis Major Donna Maupin, Don Medley, Henry Miller, Bonnie Murphy, Norma Jean Musselman, John Musser, Ralph Myrick, Ira Nicholson, Roberta Parsons, Peggy Personette, Jack Yale, Bob Pollard, Martha Pryor, Stan Quackenbush, Bev Quimby, Donna Redman, George Richardson, Romona Ricketts, Wilma Jean Rodriques, Sue Ryel, Whitey Schell, Walter Schaffer, Ed Shane, Robert Shea, Jack Showalter, Don Steele, John Stewart, Norma Stratton, Geraldine Strode, Henry Struck, Ed Taylor, Bill Tracy, Jean Waining, Bob Watts, Paul Weichel, Robert West, Judy White, Mae Williams, John Williamson, Shirley Wilson, Betty Jo Woods If any Class of '51 Grad's name is not above and you have not been contacted about the Reunion, please contact Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter. Best Regards, -Jimmie A. Shipman (51) Go Bombers ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: John Adkins (62) Re: Your answer to my Camptown Ladies question. I'm sorry to say that you are only partially correct, John. Exhaustive research has come up with an answer which may or may not satisfy every one. It would appear that a Mr. S. C. Foster merely (and incorrectly, I might add) copied this song from an earlier manuscript. Researchers from the Music Department at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople (USNDAH) have found yet another obscure manuscript by one P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)?, indicating that this may have been an early attempt at "do-wop" singing. It would seem that the "Camptown Ladies" were quite possibly the backup group for an as yet unknown lead singer. In the latter connection, Diana Ross' name has surfaced more than once. But I stray afield. Back to the point; Johan Sebastian Bach sired some twenty odd children, of which P.D.Q. was the last and most certainly the oddest. P.D.Q. has been accredited as one of the first "blue grass" composers with his Cantata: Blaues Gras (S. 6-string); rap with a composition called Classical Rap (S. 1-2-3) and even minimalist music with and opera "Einstein on the Fritz" (S. e=mc2). Therefore, it is possible that the opening line of the song is nothing more than a direction for the back up group. It is also quite possible that Mr.. Foster, in transcribing this music, has also made a mistake in the time signature. More research in this are maybe on going, funding permitting. I don't know if Maren, during her sojourn in the Dakotas spent any time on the Hoople campus, but that is another story entirely. Musicological yours, and a big Bomber Cheer to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR (where it is currently cloudy with a chance of rain) ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) To: Jerry Boyd (52) and Patsy McGregor Boyd (54) My beloved brother-in-law and sister. Re: Passing of Jerry Lutes (52) Yes, I read about Jerry Lutes from Marilyn Richey's (53) message of 5/2/01 in the Alumni Sandstorm and I thought so strongly about you... because I remember him as one of your closest buddies in high school and afterwards. The 3 Jerrys: Boyd, Cravens and Lutes. I remember them coming to the house with you when you came to pick up Pat. What days those were. It seems like the class of '52 was especially bonded. Beautiful words you wrote 5/3 in his memory. My deepest regards to Diane and Family. -Donna McGregor Salazar (57) ~ Espanola, NM (Land of Enchantment) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: The planning for R2K+1 has reached a fever pitch Maren censored one of my words Do-dah, do-dah I never said "whole dagone song" O the do-dah day. (moving right along) (Chorus) On top of Old Smokey All covered with snow I lost my true lover By courtin' to slow Well a-courtin's a pleasure And parting is grief But a false-hearted lover is worse than a thief (Chorus) On top of Old Smokey All covered with snow I lost my true lover By courtin' to slow A thief he will rob you And take all you have But a false-hearted lover Will send you to you grave (Chorus) On top of Old Smokey All covered with snow I lost my true lover By courtin' to slow They'll hug you and kiss you And tell you more lies Than the cross ties on a railroad Or the stars in the skies (Chorus) On top of Old Smokey All covered with snow I lost my true lover By courtin' to slow I also recall one - "On top of Spaghetti" but not well enough to know the words. -John Adkins (62) ~ 70 degrees - "it's suntan turnover time" in beautiful downtown Richland ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Lewis Johnson (62) Re: Oleta Cowan's 90th birthday - May 15th Bob Cowan (60) and his sister, Suzanne Cowan Dimeff (71) are planning to be in the Tri-Cities to celebrate their mother's 90th birthday. Bob and Suzanne are my cousins. Auntie Oleta is my Dad's (Gus Lewis) sister... he passed away a couple years ago but (as is typical of his humor) guaranteed that he would be around to haunt us all. Suzanne is planning a party and for any and all of you who remember Oleta, please get in touch - drop Suzanne an email. -Peggy Lewis Johnson (62) ******************************************** >>From: Kay Kager Gray (63) Re: Clementine To: John Adkins (62) to 'stop your tears' Here is another verse for you-- How I missed her, how I missed her, How I missed my Clementine 'Til I kissed her little sister And forgot my Clementine. -Kay Kager Gray (63) ******************************************** >>From: Janine Rightmire Corrado (65) To: Dorris Meloeny Alred (68) I got an email and letter and such last summer from Kathy (Kate) Hills (67). She is in Seattle. I believe she reads this Sandstorm, so keep trying. I was so glad to read an entry from Sonny Davis (62). I hope you keep writing, Sonny. So good to see you last February in Richland. You and Guy Corrado (62) should try to come to the June 23rd reunion (R2K+1). -Janine Rightmire Corrado (65) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: stories To: Tom Tracy (55) I love reading your stories... you really ought to write a book. I especially love the way you define words... sometimes you have multiple definitions. i.e.: Spanking: 1. "Posterior application of superior force" (described in your story about your Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn adventures) 2. "Board of education placed on the seat of learning" (described in you story about when the Boy's Gym was first built) You're very creative... keep up the good work... do you have any more? -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Sue Oberg Friend (79) To: Brad Upton (74) Brad, Canceled? Say it isn't so!! Well, I guess that explains a lot then - like why for the past couple of weeks when I went to turn into the John Report on KIRO, I've been finding some show called Zena Princess Warrior or something like that. I've always thought that Keister had a different sense of humor, but him riding around on horseback in a loin cloth seemed a bit, um unnatural. I'm sorry to see your show fall by the wayside, but wish you continued success in your many and varied avenues of comedy. -Sue Oberg Friend (79) ~ Kingston, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) Re: Songs that get stuck in your head Okay, folks... you've got these songs running through my head now, and I just can't get them out! According to my brother in law, Joel ('83, I think), when this happens one is supposed to start humming the Johnny Carson theme song. Unfortunately, this isn't working because every day someone else is sending in another song! Help! :) I've tried to stay out of this, but lo and behold my daughter (age 8) came home singing a silly song of her own the other day (which also is now stuck). I had never heard it before, but my hubby (who doesn't have the pleasure of bleeding green & gold naturally like us, but does only due to his Richland transfusions of Bomber- itis), says he knew it when he was a kid. Anybody else remember this one? My dog Jelly likes to roam, My dog Jelly left our home. He came back nice and clean, Where, oh, where has Jelly been? Jelly been? Jelly Been? Where, oh, where has Jelly been? (and then sing it over and over and over and over again with as many other variations of beans that you can come up with!). Its nearly enough to drive a person nuts (Spudnuts, that is). Here's hoping I'm not the only one suffering with these stuck in my head :) -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ West Richland, (where the sun is shining today, for the moment, and wind is not very strong--yet) ******************************************** >>From: Zorba Manolopoulos (91) [sent to: Maren] Re: Photos Please Oh, please tell me you have photos of 1956 - The Littlest Angel Christmas Play at Jefferson Elementary. Anything would be great. Thank You -Zorba Manolopoulos (91) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Find a link to the PROGRAM (no pictures) at -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/06/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick (51), Ed Borasky (59), John Adkins (62), Jim House (63), Donna Seslar (68), Michael West Rivers (68), Betti Avant (69), Mary Davidson (85) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Re: Mom's Birthday celebration My sister, Norma "splits" Myrick Nunamaker (54), and I would like to invite anyone who knows our mother, Ola, to stop by and say "Hi" for Mom's 90th birthday celebration. It will be held at Mom's home on May 19th from 1:00 to 5:00. I will be gone until the 18th of May, so if you need directions to Mom's house you may contact my nephew, Rick Nunamaker. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) Re: P.D.Q. Bach Now don't get me started on P.D.Q. Bach. *vbg* I've been a fan of this black sheep of the Bach clan since the late 1960s, when Prof. Shickele first unearthed his works. It should be pointed out, though, that there really *is* a Hoople, North Dakota! What I have always found baffling is that the University of *Southern* North Dakota would be at Hoople, since Hoople is in *Northern* North Dakota -- actually only a short distance from the Canadian border! "Double U Double O Eff --- Gives you the time of day!" -- M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, Chief Scientist, Borasky Research (1959) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: Chicken Pluckin? Pattie is singing "Do Your Ears Hang Low" at the Albertson's check out line - Susie is walking the beach near Olympia, singing "Mareseedoats", out near lake Fall on your b---, Maren is all over my bad language, Helen In Cincinnati has, by now, received her own copy of these classics, and in Albany there is a musicalogical research project in full swing - and next month we'll all be together to laugh about it! - I HOPE Somebody told me this is about chicken pluckin. (Chorus) Alouette, gentile Alouette Alouette, je te plumerai Alouette, gentile Alouette Alouette, je te plumerai Je te plumerai la tet Je te plumerai la tet Et le tet (et le tet) Alouette (Alouette), oh (Chorus) Alouette, gentile Alouette Alouette, je te plumerai Alouette, gentile Alouette Alouette, je te plumerai Je te plumerai le bec Je te plumerai le bec Et le tet (et le tet) Alouette (Alouette), oh (Chorus) Alouette, gentile Alouette Alouette, je te plumerai Alouette, gentile Alouette Alouette, je te plumerai Je te plumerai le nez Je te plumerai le nez Et le nez (et le nez) Et le bec (et le bec) Et le tet (et le tet) oh (Chorus) Alouette, gentile Alouette Alouette, je te plumerai Alouette, gentile Alouette Alouette, je te plumerai -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland (A little sunshine and a gentle 22 mph breeze (with gusts) ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) Re: Bomber in NBA Playoffs Bombers with a keen eye can catch a glimpse of former Bomber basketball player, Dwayne Wilson (81), leading the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA playoffs. I enjoyed a brief visit with Dwayne during the R2K game festivities last summer. It was nice to see the Mavs Equipment Manager on TV along the sideline during a recent game. -Jim House (63) ~ Houston, TX (where NBA players don't stand during the National Anthem) ******************************************** >>From: Donna Seslar White (68) Besides the TCH obits, you can go to to read an obit (if the funeral is at Einan's). You can also post a private or public message to the family. -Donna Seslar White (68) ******************************************** >>From: Michael West Rivers (68) Re: Voting starts June 1st GREAT! And we have something we can "GANG-UP" on and VOTE on something again!!! (Sorry, I got kinda "involved" in the recent Jeanie Walsh (63) "survival thing".) :o) Found this in the TCH this morning :o) "BOMBER CHEERS!!!" :o) -Michael West Rivers (68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [What Michael found on the 5/5/01 TCH online website will probably not be there on 5/6/01, so I snarfed it an put it on our Bomber website. We will remind everybody when it's time to "vote", but thought you'd all like to see what a couple of our Bomber seniors are up to. -Maren ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: good ole fashioned smells of remembrance Yesterday reminded me of the great smells of childhood. People have been mowing their lawns (my landlord included) and yesterday it rained most if not all day. One could smell the aroma of freshly cut grass along with the smell of the rain. To top it off this morning when I got up it was a bit cool and one could smell wood smoke in the air. Ah, the summer days' smells of Richland. Today they are having a big bash for the co-pilot of the Navy plane that landed in China (he is from here in Goodland). One more thought. In reading today's edition of the paper I saw mention of "On Top of Spaghetti" lyrics. As I recall; On top of spaghetti, All covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, When somebody sneezed. It rolled off the table, And onto the floor, The last time I saw it, It rolled out the door. A truck came and squished it, It died the next day, Now I honor my meatball, On Memorial Day. So much for silliness. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS (where it continues to rain this AM... and I'm sure the corn is happy) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Davidson Coates (85) CONGRATULATIONS to the Bomber Girls Fast pitch softball team on clinching the Big 9 conference title once again. You girls should be very proud of yourselves on a job well done! Good luck at Districts, Regionals and State! -Mary Davidson Coates (85) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/07/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and one reminder today: John Adkins (62), Gary Behymer (64), Linda Reining (64), Trudy Shivley (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** REMINDER: The vote for the Duct Tape Prom outfits doesn't begin until JUNE 1st... We'll remind everyone where to go when it's time. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: June 22 and 23 - Cool Desert Nights and R2K+1 It really is important for Bombers on their way to the R2K+1 reception - to contact Linda Boehning (63) and let her know. It is the only way the committee people has to judge the amount of food to order. If ya all get here and haven't signed up and there isn't enough food - well, no crackers and cheese for your whine. John Jacob - - - - You know, I've had some questions about how to get these songs out of your head - once they get stuck there. There is only one way - give them to someone else and let it make them crazy. -- And one of our friends in the great Southwest would like the words for a verse of Clementine - that has to do with "boxes without topses". (Clementine was not lost and "gong" forever.) Another Bomber reminded me that the broken heart caused by the loss of Clementine could be repaired if "you kiss her sister". A Bomber, in Bellevue would like the words to "Arkansas Traveler". Our friend in Thorp has the words to a Beaver song - so if Richland ever scraps the mascot "Bombers" (would that not be heresy?) we'll be ready for that. John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt His name is my name too Whenever we go out, the people always shout There goes John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt (Na, na, na na, na, na, na) a little bit softer now John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt His name is my name too Whenever we go out, the people always shout There goes John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt (Na, na, na na, na, na, na) a little bit softer now (say isn't that from a different song?) John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt His name is my name too Whenever we go out, the people always shout There goes John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt (Na, na, na na, na, na, na) a little bit louder now (why does that make me want to shout?) John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt His name is my name too Whenever we go out, the people always shout There goes John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt (Na, na, na na, na, na, na) -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - The weather is just pretty good today. ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Einan's Funeral Home website My sincere thanks to Donna Seslar White (68) who provided us with information on the Einan's Funeral Home website at: where you can view a memorial and even sign the memorial guestbook. Thanks for this great information! Re: Small Bomber world I was sharing Bomberville with a Colfaxian barber, when the fellow in the next chair said he went to Col-Hi. It was Don Archibald (51). He lives but a block or so from me (;-) I believe he left his senior year and went into the service. He is NOT on line but I will forward any messages if you would like to contact him. -Gary Behymer (64) ~ living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Rachel Call (2001) and Eric Edvalson (2001) Nice to see that Bomber Ingenuity is alive and well! Good luck and you've got my vote! [Remember voting begins June 1. There will be a reminder then.] -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA (where they are still threatening us with "rolling blackouts" and the heat is coming---89 degrees today and supposed to be 94 by Tuesday!!!!! ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Trudy Shivley Hartis (71) Date: Sat May 5 20:33:04 2001 Class of 1971 reunion I am living in Chesapeake, Virginia. We are coming to the West Coast the first of August. I hope to see '71 families. When is the reunion? I would love to be there. -Trudy Shivley Hartis (71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/08/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Tracy (55), Ruth Miles (59), John Adkins (62), Dick Plows (63), Earl Bennett (63), Leoma Coles (63), Mina Jo Gerry (68), Diane Hartley (72), Greg Alley (73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Connie Hanson Lincoln (64) Re: 4/19/01 Alumni Sandstorm Have to agree with you about the original globetrotters. The team you saw was probably the same one that defeated the Minneapolis Lakers. The Lakers became the world champion NBA team that year. Marcus Haynes and Goose Tatum were masters of the game... but they always ran into younger players who could out perform them... as the years went by. We remember when the Seattle University team beat the Globetrotters. Johnny O'Brien and his brother Eddie O'Brien were the stars for Seattle U. Johnny mastered a hook shot from outside the key and was unstoppable when he played against the Globetrotters. Goose Tatum said, "He ain't no little man... He's a BIG MAN!!!. That summer I watched Johnny O' hit three home runs and a triple in a baseball game. He was a classic. Anybody know whatever happened to the O'Briens? Listened to Cab Calloway say Abe Saperstein, who owned the Globetrotters and often slept with them on the bus when no one could find room for them in local hotels. Abe's guidance provided good incomes to hundreds of players and led many to enjoy the NBA. Beauty of basketball skills is... when a skilled, talented, well-trained player walks onto the court and performs, it doesn't matter what religion, color or national origin he/she is. Their skills bring them to the top. There are more times when we wish each school had more teams or there was more than a single basketball in the game... Maybe we should have a Chinese checker type cross-court play... with six teams playing simultaneously? Once in awhile we wonder what it must have been like for Barney Sedran, one of the first professional players who made $25-50 bucks a game. Often the games were played on a stage surrounded by a group of fans seated at a bar. The players were caged in by chicken wire so the ball would stay in bounds. When players stood too near the the wire, they received the incentive to move by having someone place a lighted cigar against the back of their leg, undoubtedly marking the advent of the fast break. At times we are more civilized than that, but occasionally rules' committees are tempted to allow games to be more like gladiator events or offer an advantage to those larger teams... (Like players not being able to shift positions on the jump circle during a jump ball. The strategy of stealth was eliminated for that event. Or do you remember when they banned the "dunk" shot for several years? Big kids were shattering the glass backboards and until technology made glass more durable and spring-loaded shock absorbers protected them. It was good to see the dunk readmitted. Nevertheless, Connie, when they came onto the court, the Globetrotters were the most graceful passers, playmakers and magicians. Once they started a play that included three quick passes, it was all over for the defense. Their passing was like a laser- reflection... now you see it... now you don't... and someone wound up with a lay-in. It helped that they knew their team mates usual moves and positions on the court... and it also helped that they played the game every day. Remember the one-armed player, Boyd Buie?... He traveled later with his own team, The Harlem All-Stars. We used to practice that one-armed shot once in awhile in the Bomber gym... when Dawald wasn't looking... Your brother, Lowell, was a master on the dance floor. It was good to visit with him at R2K. He still looked the same. Of course, we all did. I did too... except when I looked in the mirror and saw my Dad staring back at me with that surprised look on his face. Those are good memories, Connie. Thanks for reminding us. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns (59) To: John Adkins (62) Re: Clementine Light she was and like a fairy, And her shoes were number nine. Herring boxes without topses Sandals were for Clementine. I heard that song and that verse for many years before I understood what it's about. Even now it doesn't make an enormous lot of sense. The idea seems to be that her feet were so big that she used crates for sandals. -Ruth Miles Bruns (59) ~ Goldendale, WA ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) I've been working on the railroad All the live long day I've been working on the railroad Just to pass the time away Can't you hear the whistle blowing Rise up early in the morn Can't you hear the captain shouting Dinah, blow your horn Dinah won't you blow, Dinah won't you blow Dinah won't you blow your horn Dinah won't you blow, Dinah won't you blow Dinah won't you blow your horn Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah Someone's in the kitchen I know Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah Strumming on the old banjo Fe-fi fiddle-e-i-o Fe-fi fiddle-e-i-o Fe-fi fiddle-e-i-o Strumming on the old banjo -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - no one could ask for better weather than this. ******************************************** >>From: Dick Plows (63) Question for Zorba Manolopoulos (91) Where might your parents be? We used to sip some greek liqueur with them many years ago. In fact you were born at that time. -R.C. Plows (63) ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III, Gold Medal Class of '63 Re: R2K+1 I realize that many, perhaps most, of those who will show up have not yet registered, but I noted with dismay that our Gold Medal Class is only in SECOND PLACE for registered participants - 16 (when I am added) vs. the 19 registered from '65! Let's go, Gold Medal Bombers! Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles (63) Re: living in Colfax, WA Did anyone ever meet the Michies? There was Gary and Judy and a younger girl too. We were friends in the 50s in West Richland, and then they moved to Colfax... Thanks for a response! -Leoma Coles (63) ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: P.D.Q. Bach I, too, am a devotee of P.D.Q. Perhaps Mr. S.C. Foster copied his song from a portion of the eminent (?) composer's work, The 1712 Overture. Among my favorites are the Coffee Cantata and his opera "Iphigenia in Brooklyn." -Mina Jo Gerry Payson (68) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To: Mike Davis (74) Ok Mike. You were nagging me about being on the Alumni Sandstorm again... the least you could do is say HI. Boy, it is hard to please some of the old farts these days. :-) :-) :-) -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: All I guess I missed the event of the year. Friday night at the Town Crier. Mike Hogan (70) turned 50 and there was a surprise party. Around here we have Sausage Fest, Boat races, and the Fair so this was big stuff. I missed it. What was I thinking? -Greg Alley (73) ~ Richland (where spring is really here.) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/09/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy (45), Ray Gillette (49), Lea Branum (55), Vonnie Reed (60), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), John Adkins (62), Vince Bartram (62), Leo Webb (63), Carol Converse (64), Mark Saucier (70), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (45/46) Re: Globetrotters To: Tom Tracy (55) I enjoyed your treatise on pro basketball. I learned much. I attended the Globetrotter-S.U. game. (I know, EVERYONE was at that game. However, I can always tell who really was there by asking them who entertained at half time.) The Trotters fooled around thru three quarters, then got serious, wanting to finish off Seattle U like they did everyone else.. But The Goose got a few quick fouls, and it was over. If the Globetrotters would have played the game straight, they would have murdered the Chieftains. But they wouldn't have stopped Johnny O. His biggest weapon was his uncanny ability to hang in the air. It seemed that when he went up, he stayed, when everyone else came down. And he was terrific in the key, rarely did he fail to score if he got the ball. Last I heard, Eddie was with the athletic dept. at S. U. and John was the chief honcho of the Kingdome. Ed was in great shape, but John weighed a ton. I imagine John has lost his poundage now that he doesn't go to Vito's any longer. -Dick McCoy (45 Beaver/46Bomber) ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette (49) Re: Summer is here Interesting to hear about the weather reports from around the country (extended Bombervilles). I love the reference to "Spring is finally here". Why?? Because here in Phoenix we are reaching for 105 degrees today. Obviously, we don't have a Spring, just Summer and non- summer. But, that being said, Maren might be interested that we are having a Jimmy Buffett concert here this month. Hope everyone is able to stay cool. Hibernation time... -Ray Gillette (49)... ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark (55) Re: DustStorm To: Dick McCoy (45) I received, perhaps the final Bomber "DustStorm" [The Club40 newsletter] yesterday. (very sad) Dick McCoy, you have done an outstanding job, to keep us all in touch with each other and gathering information to keep us Bombers informed. My thanks goes to you and all who helped you put this all together. I would like to second your nomination, Tom Tracy (55) to continue The Bomber DustStorm. Tom is very talented writer and would bring a wide range of topics to the readers. Thanks again, Dick, for all of your hard work. It is greatly appreciated. -Lea Branum Clark (55) ******************************************** >>From: Vonnie Reed Hoff (60) Re: DUCT TAPE PROM OUTFITS Just wanted to let you know that yesterday (5/7) on the way home from work, our local NPR (KQED San Francisco) radio station interviewed Cal about his Duct Tape Tuxedo. They were talking to him at his home in Richland. It was great hearing someone from my home town on National Public Radio! -Vonnie Reed Hoff (60) ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews Re: Songs I've been reading the songs and remembering chorus, camp and various other events in my life. I may have missed it but does anyone remember!!!!!!!!!! Do your ears hang low? Can you tie them in a bow? Do they wiggle when you walk? Do the wabble to and fro? Do your ears hang low? OR Cuckaberra sittin' in the old gum tree-- I can't remember the words just the tune and I am sure the spelling is wrong. Guess I am really showing my age. This page is a great place to visit when I am feeling a little out of sorts. It brings back some really neat memories. I have heard from a couple of people. One remembered me and one my 6'7" Army Sargent Dad. It was really great.. Thanks, -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ~ Roberta, (Central) GA (with cloudy skies, no rain and a cool 80 degrees) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) I'm an alligator, I'm an alligator Nobody wants to be my friend So I guess I'll see ya later He's an alligator, he's an alligator Nobody wants to be his friend So I guess we'll see him later I'm an alligator, I'm an alligator Nobody wants to swim with me So I guess I'll see ya later He's an alligator, he's an alligator Nobody wants to swim with him So I guess we'll see him later I'm an alligator, I'm an alligator Nobody wants to play with me So I guess I'll see ya later He's an alligator, he's an alligator Nobody wants to play with him So I guess we'll see him later -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Vince Bartram (62) Re: Clementine If anyone really wants the whole thing here it is. It has been parodied so much it is hard to find the original, but I believe this is close. In a cavern, in a canyon, Excavating for a mine, Dwelt a miner, forty-niner, And his daughter Clementine. Chorus: Oh my darling, oh my darling, Oh my darling Clementine You are lost and gone forever, Dreadful sorry, Clementine. 2. Light she was, and like a fairy, And her shoes were number nine, Herring boxes without topses, Sandals were for Clementine. Chorus: 3. Walking lightly as a fairy, Though her shoes were number nine, Sometimes tripping, lightly skipping, Lovely girl, my Clementine. Chorus: 4. Drove the ducklings to the water Ev'ry morning just at nine, Hit her foot against a splinter, Fell into the foaming brine. Chorus: 5. Ruby lips above the water, Blowing bubbles soft and fine, But alas, I was no swimmer, Neither was my Clementine. Chorus: 6. In a churchyard near the canyon, Where the myrtle doth entwine, There grow rosies and some posies, Fertilized by Clementine. Chorus: 7. Then, the miner, forty-niner, Soon began to fret and pine, Thought he oughter join his daughter, So he's now with Clementine. Chorus: 8. I'm so lonely, lost without her, Wish I'd had a fishing line, Which I might have cast about her, Might have saved my Clementine. Chorus: 9. In my dreams she still doth haunt me, Robed in garments soaked with brine, Then she rises from the waters, And I kiss my Clementine. Chorus: 10. Listen fellers, heed the warning Of this tragic tale of mine, Artificial respiration Could have saved my Clementine. Chorus: 11. How I missed her, how I missed her, How I missed my Clementine, Til I kissed her little sister, And forgot my Clementine. Chorus: -Vince Bartram (62) ~ in Newcastle ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb (63) This is KRAP broadcasting from Richland - I can't remember if was the summer of 61' or 62, but I do remember Larry Wersen (63) had an AM radio transmitter that was very directional. I ordered a microphone from Radio Shack, back when it was mail order only, and that was my contribution to the station. We came up with KRAP as the station call letters but I can't remember where it was on the dial. We played the dirty-bottom-thirty and did the DJ thing. One day we did requests and being stupid gave out his parents phone number. Well, we were shocked when Larry's Mom came down and said we had a phone call for KRAP. It turned out to be a girl from Pasco to request a song. We didn't think it was transmitting very far and only in a north south direction. That ended KRAP. We shut it down real fast and went on to bigger and better things. Don't ask what that was, but being kids in Richland one can only imagine. -Leo Webb (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I'm regretting more and more that I'm going to miss R2K+1 this year. It sure sounds like it will be a fun time had by all. The songs that everyone is sending in is just super!! Nice to see the words to them once again and get the old memory going. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA (Spring HAS FINALLY gotten here!) ******************************************** >>From: Mark Saucier (70) Was in Oak Ridge TN. last week. Took the time to drive through the war era part of town. Like Richland it was thrown together as part of the war effort. Similarity of the housing was interesting (though there were many government type houses we didn't see in Richland). In contrast to Richland, the houses are spread through the hills & valleys in the midst of what was an existing forest area giving it a completely different look than Richland (doesn't appear as "stamped out". They have a city history museum. Many similarities there also. Many of the pictures had a similar them to those from Richland during the same era. Two themes that stood out throughout the displays were: MUD - Instead of sand they had to roll up their pant legs to keep their pants clean & they put board walks into areas. REJECTION by the locals - They talked of developing their own community not because there was nothing around but because those that were around wanted nothing to do with the outsiders. Museum is only a couple blocks from downtown, next to a science center that also has some interesting displays relating to the area. -Mark Saucier (70) ~ Pittsburgh, PA (Where the Pens need to stop the Sabers) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Queen Diane Hartley (72) has returned! Welcome her one and all. -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/10/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Pearson (50), Charlotte Carlson (52), Carole Clark (54), Tom Tracy (55), Gus Keeney (57), Keith Arndt (60), Judy Willox (61), John Adkins (62), Al Ard (63), Fred Schafer (63), Linda Reining (64), Gregor Hanson (65), Diane Hartley (72), Jim Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows (50) To: Dick McCoy (45) Received the DustStorm yesterday - and as usual sat right down and read it from cover to cover - This missile from "home" has always given me a "warm and fuzzy" and I shall miss all your good-natured ribbing etc. Good luck on your next endeavor as I can't imagine you don't have something lined up to do. I do want to second your nomination of Tom Tracy (55) - he is not only a talented writer, but has a memory that leads me to believe that he must have a secret vitamin!! It is time for the next "generation" to take up the flag and continue Club 40 - It has been a fun trip and I for one would like to continue as long as I can to connect with my past which keeps my present so stimulated!! -Ann Pearson Burrows (50) ~ San Diego (where the weather is a perfect 80 degrees - even with out power!! ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Carlson Terry (52) To: Dick McCoy (45) Wanted to add my thanks to all the folks that keep the Club Forty going - hope others will step forward to continue the good work. Hey Dick, did you ever hear back from my recluse brother, Bill??? -Charlotte Carlson Terry (52) ~ Prescott, AZ (Where we are having high 80's already!!) ******************************************** >>From: Carole Clark Oien (54) Re: Words to Kookaburra song As I remember the words to the song, it goes: Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree. Merry, merry king of the bush is he. Laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra Gay your life must be. Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree. Eating all the gumdrops he can see. Stop kookaburra, stop kookaburra Save some there for me. I think we first sang this in Girl Scouts, troop #9 with Millie Finch's (54) mother who was our scout leader for at least seven or eight years. I visited with Mrs. Finch, Millie Finch Gregg and several others who were in the old scout troop and other women from our graduating class of 1954 in March when I was in Richland. Lots of fun! I'd like to make it to their monthly lunch again sometime. It's well over 100 degrees today in Sun City West, Arizona but I love it because it is still cooling off at night. In Juneau, Alaska, (our summer home) it is in the 40s right now (which is cooler than normal for May) and we're not too anxious to get back there until it warms up a bit. -Carole Clark Oien (54) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Dick McCoy (45) Thanks for the review of the Globe Trotter/Seattle U game. I'd have traded my car for a seat behind a post just to be at that one. It would be worth a replay on one of Seattle's TV stations if anyone saved film. It would prove to all the youngsters that they really did put air in the ball during those thrilling days of yesteryear. It's enjoyable to be able to read about our classmates on a day to day basis. I commend you, Dale Gier (48) and others who have maintained Club 40. I wish you would reconsider and continue it. It takes more than a paragraph-writing, brief comments and the like to do what you have done for your classmates. It required a commitment, sacrifice of time and a passion for Bomber Tradition that isn't found in just someone who can put a few words together. I hope you can find someone among the R2K organizers who can help you. They are the best. Surely Maren can help. Calling all R2K organizers.!!! Your confidence in me exceeds my capacity to perform. I am now the servant of employees in two companies that require my full-time effort. It turns out that I work for my employees... but I remind them often that our customers are their real bosses. While visiting the National Cathedral in Washington DC last week someone brandished a t-shirt that read, "The two most overrated things in the world are natural childbirth and owning one's own businesses." I love my jobs and truly enjoy dashing off a paragraph here periodically, but you need someone multi-talented and more capable at keeping up with the details. You have done admirably and I hope you, Dale and others who have helped can somehow stay involved. Club 40 is actually Club 10-20-30-40 through R2K and beyond. It's easy to be a player on the court or field... it's quite another task to be a scorekeeper or statistician plus an author. I know. Playing and refereeing were easy compared to running the scoreboard or clock at games. I once tried... and gave it up... the fans were unforgiving, not to mention the coaches who kept wanting to run back the clock, reset the shot clock, change the arrows... "Hey, don't you see the arrows pointing the wrong way?"... "Absolutely not", I'd reply. "I didn't even see the archers". You and Dale have been great scorekeepers and managers of our history, listened to the moans and groans of those in the bleachers and deserve the persistence award from Bombers everywhere. While coaches are being discharged everywhere in record numbers, you are being asked to stay. I promise to vote for doubling the salaries if you reconsider. In the meantime, we'll look for a fun time late in June and more cool summer nights in that wonderful city where the two rivers join and the best people we know congregate to meet and greet. I salute you. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) Re: Weather You guys don't have it too bad up there now. 111 yesterday here in the Foothills at Yuma, AZ. Supposed to get hotter today!!!! (Glad my sister-in-law has a pool we can jump into!!!) Looks like I got done with the Gravel spreading in the "Yard" just in time. Sue and I won't be able to make it to Richland until the monday after the R2K+1, but we'll be there for a few weeks with a few side trips thrown in. We will be staying with Dick Stephens (66) and Jane on Sagewood drive. We have a date with Maren at the Spudnut Shop, but Maren has to set the time yet. Anyway we hope to see some of you while we are in the area. Maybe we can go "beat up" some golf balls or get out on "Columbia Crik" to cool off!!! -Gus Keeney (57) ~ Already 110 here at 2:00PM!!! ******************************************** >>From: Keith Arndt (60) Re: Tolo In Richland we had a fun tradition wherein the girls asked the guys to a dance called "Tolo". Everywhere else I have lived calls this type of event a "Sadie Hawkins Dance" named after a rather aggressive gal in the "L'il Abner" comic strip. When I mention Tolo, I always get a blank stare. Does anyone know the origin and meaning of "Tolo"? -Keith Arndt (60) ~ from Florida's Sun Coast where it is sunny and 80 degrees, the water temperature is 75 and all the golf courses are emerald green. ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) Jeez Audrey, did we attend the same camp or something? I remember the Cuckaberra song, although I just remember the first verse. There were a lot of verses to the thing, but the first was: Cuckaberra sits in the old gum tree-- Merry merry king of the bush is he, Laugh Cuckaberra, laugh Cuckaberra-- Happy (or merry) you may be. (I think!) Ring a bell? And speaking of bells, do you remember the song about the bright silver bells? That one was always my favorite. Listen up John, and we'll give you a couple of more songs to add to the list. Number 1: Bright silver bells- Upon a slender stalk, Lilies of the Valley- Deck the garden walk. Oh how I wish- That I could hear them ring, That will happen only- When the angels (or fairies) sing. Neat huh, John? Number two is another favorite of mine, but then it has a family history behind it as well as a camp song. In a cabin, in the woods Three little men by the window stood, Saw a rabbit hopping by, knocking on their door. "Help me, help me!" the rabbit said, Lest some hunter shoot me dead. Little rabbit come inside, Safely you may hide. Now there are a bunch of hand gestures that go along with that song and you drop a line each time you sing it into silence so that you are just doing the hand motion. Eventually you are simply doing the hand motions while the singing is silent. On a family vacation to Canada one year, my sister, Deedee Willox Loiseau (64), and I decided to sing songs after we were put to bed one night and that was one of them. The gestures to the "help me, help me" part were throwing your hands overhead in a frantic gesture and as we did this each time the bedsprings to the bed we were in squawked like a chased chicken. Of course this would throw us into fits of laughter... naturally disturbing the rest of the family (Mom, Dad and Baby Brother, John). Finally Mother could contain herself no longer and she started laughing... she then promptly said (in her most stern Mother's tone) that we needed to settle down over there and get to sleep. Yeh right Mom, like we really believe the stern when it comes on top of the laughter! Ah, the good ole' days!! Really do need to get my flood story up and running also, but have rattled on enough here so will wait on that one. Bomber Cheers to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland (where the weather is getting warm and the nights are great!) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) I went to my Funk & Wagnall's and found that "fay" is a term for a "fairy". I went down south for to see my Sal Sing polly wolly doodle all the day My Sally is a spunky gal Sing polly wolly doodle all the day. (chorus) Fare thee well, fare thee well Fare thee well my fairy fay (fairy - fairy?) For I'm goin' to Lou'siana For to see my Suzy-Anna (what happened to Sally?) Sing polly wolly doodle all the day (I think this guy is "polly wolly doodlin around") Sal she is a maiden fair (that speaks volumes about Suzy-Anna) Sing polly wolly doodle all the day With curly eyes and laughing hair (he also appears to be dyslectic) Sing polly wolly doodle all the day (Chorus) Fare thee well, fare thee well Fare thee well my fairy fay For I'm goin' to Lou'siana For to see my Suzy-Anna Sing polly wolly doodle all the day Grasshopper sittin' on a railroad track Sing polly wolly doodle all the day I thought I heard a chicken sneeze (more likely another "chick" - the way this guy messes around) Sing polly wolly doodle all the day. You know something else? the class of 1961 is having their 40th class reunion the same weekend on the same grounds that R2K+1 will use - So class of '61: You need to get going - you don't want to miss this one. -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland every day now - warmer and warmer - ******************************************** >>From: Al Ard (63) What was great about growing up in Richland? Man, it was the 50s, Rock-n-roll was coming to be it, Greasy hair, low hanging pants, black shoes with white socks and (most of all) the kids were great... not like today. Please don't forget the sock hops after school on Fridays. -Al Ard (63) ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer (63) Happy Mother's Day to all you Bomber ladies, and a special Mother's Day to Anney who did a super job raising we 3 boys... two of them grew up and moved out. I, however, am still a work in progress. Thanks for taking such good care of me, Anney. -Fred Schafer (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Re: songs Audrey Eberhardt Matthews (61WB) mentioned "Cuckaberra and the gum tree"... don't remember all of the words, but do remember: Cuckaberra sits in the old gum tree Merry, merry king of the bush is he Laugh cuckaberra, laugh cuckaberra Gay your life must be Somebody else will have to finish it. ;) -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA (where the heat has arrived... 99 degrees yesterday and we had "blackouts" for over 45 minutes... supposed to "top" 100 today!!!!!! ;( ******************************************** >>From: Gregor Hanson (65) Re: Bombers nickname Baseball Buffs - De Plane or De Weapon?? We know the use of the team name Bombers for RHS is widely acclaimed and the debate goes on whether the school teams were named for the plane or the weapon itself. The only widely known teams I was readily aware of that are also named Bombers (other than youth sports teams and the NY Yankees who are often referred to as the Bronx Bombers) are the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League, the Bay Area Bombers in the old Roller Derby circuit, the Sioux Falls Bombers in the International Basketball League (of which RHS alum Jeremy Eaton is the center). However, I recently learned of a professional baseball team from another nuclear city - Oak Ridge, Tennessee - that was named the Bombers. In 1946, the Oak Ridge Bombers professional baseball team played in the Class D Mountain States League. The Oak Ridge team franchise went defunct in 1948 and became the Hazard Bombers (isn't that redundant?) from Hazard, Kentucky. While the Oak Ridge high school team is named the Wildcats, anyone care to research whether the Oak Ridge Bombers pro team was named for the plane or the weapon?? -Gregor Hanson (65) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To: Mike Davis (74) Ok smart mouth, I have something to tell you that will make you soooooo happy. Last night Steve Neil (72) and I got our 25 year John Clement picture from RSD. So now we are ahead of you on "plan one". HA HA HA. It was also dated the 8th of May - What were they thinking???? :-) -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson (72WB) Re: the ears hang low song There are two lines missing, after "tie them in a bow", it goes "Can you throw them over your shoulder Like a Continental soldier" We always wondered what a continental soldier was, the best we could figure was it was a soldier who never went to the bathroom. -Jim Anderson (72WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/11/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Marion Howser (51), Gus Keeney (57), John Northover (59), Judy Willox (61), John Adkins (62), Kay Kager (63), Leo Webb (63), Gary Behymer (64), Jean Armstrong (64), Sharon Sasser (64), Vic Marshall (71), Lois Clayton (72), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marian Howser Lemon (51) Hi My name is Marian Howser Lemon. I graduated in 1951 and I will be, baring the unknown, at the reunion the first part of September. I had a few friends but now I am looking for someone who remembers me. I was in the orchestra so the other people I knew were different ages than I was. I was in the Latin club also. I still play the violin so I will bring it with me when I come over. I also play the viola and the mini harmonica. I mostly play hymns by memory but I can remember some of the songs from our days, I think. My friend, Jane Funk, who married David Huss and lived in Eugene Ore. died of cancer, about 25 years ago, It may have been longer, 35 or 40 years ago. since she died. I was married and I have two daughters and one son. They all live on this side of the mountains (west) I would like to hear from someone. Bye now, Marian -Marian Howser Lemon (51) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) Re: Continental Soldier To: Jim Anderson (72WB) To the best of my "Knowledge" the Continental Soldiers were the Revolutionary War Americans. (i.e. George's Boys in Blue, Buckskins, and anything else they could find to wear). We just got back from Los Algodones Mexico a few minutes ago and things are getting ready to "Rip & Tear" this Afternoon down there. Today is their Mother's Day and they really CELEBRATE it!!! Hot today, already 106 at 1:00PM in Yuma Town, but a slight breeze makes it feel not quite so hot!! -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) Re: Richland High in the News Tuesday, May 8 Richland - Rachel Call and her date, Eric Edvalson, used more than 13 rolls of duct tape to create their formal attire for Richland High School's prom. Lured by a chance at a scholarship from the Duck Brand tape company, they spent 25 hours and $85 using 13 rolls of tape, 50 yards each, to make her gown and tiara and his tuxedo and top hat. ONLY a BOMBER!!! would be so creative!!! Duct Tape Prom Outfits - 2001 -John Northover (59) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Carole Clark Oien (54) and Linda Reining (64) Egads, my senior moment stands corrected right here in front of God, the ducks and all Bombers everywhere!! *G*!! I didn't think that the last line of that Cuckaberra song sounded quite right when I wrote it, so thanks Gals for coming up with the right one!! To: All Bombers We must really rally round the Spudnut Shop gang and let the news gang at KNDU, the NBC affiliate here know just who they is a messin' with!! They actually had the audacity to put a little news story at the end of their news cast last night about the Krispy Kreme shops and just where the first shop was built and when. Well, I am here to tell ya folks that there just ain't room in this here Richland town for more than the best shop around - our beloved Spudnut Shop!! I guess all that can be said here is that we must forgive the poor deluded folks of the KNDU gang, for they know not what they do!! *G*!!!! All in fun KNDU if ya happen to be reading this!! Oh yes, the first shop was in the Winston-Salem area, but the senior brain cells just will not let me bring up the year. Like I cared anyway huh!!! LOL!! To: All Bombers Re: The Moore Mansion Recently some talk about the Moore Mansion was on the Sandstorm. I just wanted to tell all of you that today the Tri Cities may have lost it's one historical landmark to a fire that raged through and gutted that stately home on the Columbia River today [5/10/01]. I hope that they will restore it as it would be a shame to cross that blue bridge and never again see that lovely home sitting there. Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland (where the wind was doin' it's thing tonight but is now whispering, not roaring!) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Ok - so Cuckaberras are cool - but I've heard they are really mean. Bright silver bells - didn't know that one In a cabin, in the woods - I have heard but can't remember the tune. About those hand gestures that go along with that song - I may have seen one of those one the highway this morning. To: Jim Anderson from the 4-30-01 Sandstorm: Do your ears hang low, Do they wobble to and fro Can you tie 'em in a knot, Or tie 'em in a bow Can you throw 'em over your shoulder Like a continental soldier Do your ears hang low? Do your ears flip-flop, Can you use 'em for a mop Are they stringy on the bottom Or curly on the top? Can you use 'em for a swatter Can you use 'em for a blotter Do your ears hang low? A Continental soldier was one General Washington's finest - and so: Yankee Doodle went to town A-riding on a pony Stuck a feather in his hat And called in macaroni (Chorus) Yankee Doodle keep it up Yankee Doodle dandy Mind the music and the steps And with the girls be handy Father and I went down to camp Along with Captain Goodin There we saw the men and boys As thick as hasty puddin' (Chorus) Yankee Doodle keep it up Yankee Doodle dandy Mind the music and the steps And with the girls be handy There was Captain Washington Upon a slapping stallion Giving orders to his men I guess there was a million (Chorus) Yankee Doodle keep it up Yankee Doodle dandy Mind the music and the steps And with the girls be handy -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - a fine May in Richland. ******************************************** >>From: Kay Kager Gray (63) Re: Do Your Ears Hang Low? To: Jim Anderson A 'Continental Soldier' was a Revolutionary War Soldier. 'Do your ears hang low?' is actually a euphemism. You can figure it out! :) -Kay Kager Gray (63) ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb (63) Re: Olympia Bomber Lunch We had 3 show up for the Bomber lunch today: Susie Shaver Caldwell (63), Eddie Thompson Baird (63), and myself. We met at Tugboat Annie's and had a great lunch... all you other Bombers here in the area missed out. I forgot my digital camera so no pictures. I will announce the next one sometime in the future and hope to get some more out to lunch, and it is open to all grads not just the class of '63. All 3 of us are planning to come over for the R2K+1 on June 23rd. -Leo Webb (63) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Alma Heflin McCormick Anyone remember Alma Heflin McCormick? Records indicate she was a teacher from Richland, Washington who wrote a book entitled "Merry Makes a Choice". In the same vein, how about Mrs. Jones... aka P.E. teach who wrote "Hooray, P.E. Today". I believe that my inabilities in grade school P.E. was reflected in this book. Certainly my 'claim to fame' (;-) -Gary Behymer (64) ~ living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Happy Mother's Day this weekend to all the Bomber Mothers. I have been reading silently in the background for a few months now. Hubby is off again to Roswell, NM to see if he can fight some fires there. It was nice to have him home for a few weeks. My condolences go out to all that have lost friends and family in the past few months. I was overwhelmed at how many have passed on lately. It brings back memories of my parents that have gone to a better place. Some days are harder than others. I have enjoyed the songs and jingles. Do we have a link to our web site that has the words to the ones that have been remembered? The one that sticks out in my mind is: There was a little girl, Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead. And when she was good, she was very, very good, But when she was bad, she was horrid. Then one day the little girl, Brushed away the little curl. Away from the middle of her forehead, And now she is good, she is very, very good. And nobody thinks she is horrid. Maybe cause when I was bad, Mom would tell me to brush that curl away from my forehead. I always had curls in my face. Looking forward to seeing everyone next month. I think it's a great idea. I love excuses to come home. And this is a darn good one. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ~ Goodyear, AZ (where it is 107, but not as hot as Yuma) ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Sasser Warren (64) To: John Adkins (62) Thanks for the memories - my Dad used to sing "Old Joe Tucker" to us when we were kids. The chorus was the same and I recall several of your verses, but I think you omitted one. Here's the extra verse that was included in my Dad's version: Old Joe Tucker was the meanest man Who ever did live or die. He blowed his nose on a cornbread crust and called it chicken pie. -Sharon Sasser Warren (64) ******************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall (71) To: Diane Hartley (72) Welcome back, Diane... although I always thought of you more as a princess than a queen... it's that underclassman thing!! -Vic Marshall (71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI (where the hockey fans have gone into mournful seclusion... until next year) ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton (72) Re: Tolo Found this information about the origin of "Tolo." This site has a lot of information about Chinook jardon, skookum words. This is only section 6. You can go to the other sections to learn more interesting things. [text in red - right side of screen] "A few Jargon words have even made it into the national idiom. Hootch (bad liquor) is an abbreviation of hootchanoo, and snoose (chewing tabacco) is a slurred version of chinoos, tobacco. Tolo, the girls-ask-boys high school dance, is Jargon for "to take control." And office-seekers this year will no doubt promise their constituents "straight talk," a literal translation of delate wawa, or truth." Robert Henderson (1997, "Klahowya, Sikhs!") -Lois Clayton Colton (72) ~ living in Hawaii ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Okay, please! The songs have got to stop! You are killin' me here! It's painful, much much too painful! -Mike Davis (74) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Well, look who's talkin' - MR. DENNY'S... -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/12/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy (45/46), Joan Eckert (51), Janet Martin (53), Ann Bishop (56), Larry Houck (59), John Hall (60), David Douglas (62), John Adkins (62), Susie Shaver (63), Ray Stein (64), Patricia de la Bretonne (65), Pam Ehinger (67), Diane Hartley (72), Robin Frister (73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (45/46) To: Tom Tracy (55) That Globetrotter game was a blast! Thanks for your comments re: Club 40. I sure hope someone can keep it going. As for writing a column, I did it for 14 years from Camano Island, WA so you can do it from Idaho. (If there is a column.) I very much enjoyed you and your brother's play in sports way back when. You were both excellent. I seem to remember that you or Bill, or both, attended NW Nazarene. Beaver/Bomber Cheers -Dick McCoy (45/46) ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens (51) To: Marian Howser (51) I remember you, Marian! I also played violin but the accent is on the play-ed. Now it sits in the closet and every five or ten years I get the urge to try it again. But of course it's always so awful that I quickly lose interest. It's wonderful that you have kept on with it. We'll be there for Friday [Sept. 7, 2001] night's activities but can't stay over for Saturday night. Hope to see you then! -Joan Eckert Sullens (51) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Martin Rasmussen (53) Re: Invite to a great weekend of fun Beings that all Bombers like to explore new things and have fun, you are invited to attend the Lind, WA 14th Annual "Combine Demolition Derby" on June 8th, at 6:30pm at the Arena in Lind. There is also a rodeo on Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 and Sunday at 2:00. If you have never seen the "Big Guys" go after it, you are in for a treat. Lind is off Highway 395, half way between Spokane and the Tri-Cities. We invite you "Drop In, Mt. St. Helens Did!!" I love the Alumni Sandstorm... it's the first thing I read every day. Hope to see some of you at the big celebration. I will be selling videos of the event, which will be filmed by our own Don Jepsen (80) of Richland. -Janet Martin Rasmussen (53) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley (56) Re: Silly Songs Anyone out there remember this one? I believe it was written by someone in Richland. Rabbit ears rabbit ears All he's got are rabbit ears While I have got antennas To the sky. His picture comes thru bright and clear While all I get is atmosphere.... Snow, sleet, hail and soggy pie. -Ann Bishop Ousley (56) ~ Fouke, AR (hot today 85 and humid) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Houck (59) Re: Tolo I guess that it is time that I write in again. About Tolo - if my old brain cells do me right from those days in HS. I think it means "The Old Lady Obliges" (sp). Or, in other words, she pays the way on that night!!! -Larry Houck (59) ~ Richland )where it is calm and sunny today) ******************************************** >>From: John Hall (60) Re: Tolo To: Keith Arndt (60) and Lois Clayton Colton (72) Thanks so much, Lois, for coming up with a definition for TOLO. I was having a fairly normal day yesterday until Keith Arndt raised this question which combined with not being able to clear out the "Where-In-The- World-Is-Matt Lauer" jingle (from the Today Show) from my mind was starting to drive me further around the bend. Even Connie didn't know the answer! So here I was, with more then a few other things to do, using search engines, calling linguists, and striking out all over the place! But now the puzzle is partially solved and my Senior Class TOLO date (Connie Madron) and I are off to an AZ Diamondbacks/Philidelphia Phillies baseball game tonight. Just think about it, how could she have known before that first dance that the dates would get this good! With plenty of big league baseball in the desert, her dreams must have come true! Thanks for bringing up great memories Keith, and in return let me warn you: Don't start humming "Where-in- the-world-is Matt Lauer,"... it is a virus that takes months to irradicate! -John Hall (60) ~ from balmy (106 degrees today, but its the dry heat!) Tempe AZ ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) To: John Adkins (62) If I remember right, Yankee Doodle was the song I did some research on in high school. Our text book had a verse belittling the British general, who was "in his tent a-snoring." Okay, no big deal. Then I saw the same verse in another text book, except this line was replaced with "------------------". Being curious, I went to the public library and searched until I found the original wording: "in his tent a-whoring." Hee hee hee. To: Gary Behymer (64) Re: "Hooray - PE Today" by Violet Jones I was president of Quill and Scroll my senior year. I remember we had Mrs. Jones come speak to us. Her book was a real delight. Must admit I enjoyed reading about it more than I did actual PE - was never good at anything physical, I'm afraid. One thing I do remember from elementary PE at Marcus Whitman was a class we had in relaxation - how to relax your body and muscles. You know, I still use that often today, especially when I have a headache. A few minutes of that and the headache goes away. Also use it to make my blood pressure go down when I go to the doctor. -David Douglas (62) ~ Gilbert, AZ (where it's probably going to be over 105 again today) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) I have a small stack of songs you guys have remembered - written down and sent me - one about a skinny little kid that got caught in the whirl pool and washed down the bathtub drain. There is a version of Red Wing that can not be reprinted anywhere anytime for any reason. One about marching ants - which I remember - one about the images brought to mind when a "Hearse goes by" and a few others. Responding to: Mike Davis (74) Well I considered your plea to "stop the madness" - then I checked the R2K+1 registration, NO MIKE DAVIS (74). Too bad - moving right along. A frog went a-courtin' 'n' he did ride Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa A frog went a-courtin' 'n' he did ride Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa A frog went a-courtin' 'n' he did ride With a sword and pistol by his side Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa He rode up to Miss Mousie's den, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa He rode up to Miss Mousie's den, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa He rode up to Miss Mousie's den Said Miss Mousie won't you let me in Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa Frog said, my dear I've come to see, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa Frog said, my dear I've come to see, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa Frog said, my dear I've come to see If you Miss Mousie will marry me Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa I don't know what to say to that, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa I don't know what to say to that, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa Without my Uncle Rat's consent I wouldn't marry the President Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa So Uncle Rat he rode to town, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa So Uncle Rat he rode to town, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa So Uncle Rat he rode to town and bought his niece a wedding gown Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa, Aaaa Haa (he weren't no frog - he was a "horned back" toad!) Someone suggested that - and it was so easy - why not You can link silly songs at: -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - The weather's just fine! ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) Re: Teacher's recognition week My daughter, who is is her second year of teaching, reminded me that this week is Teacher's Recognition Week. Not that any of my teachers are still alive & well, but I'm aiming at the younger Bombers. Tell your teacher what he or she did to make a difference in your life, as teaching is getting harder every day. I had lunch with Eddie Thompson Baird (63) yesterday, who taught both of my daughters French, and she quit because of politics. She was an excellent teacher, and we all lost when she left. So take a little time and find that special person that made a difference! Go Bombers! -Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein (64) Re: Oak Ridge Bombers To: Gregor Hanson (65) About those Oak Ridge Bombers! You can go to several sites and read about the nuclear-propelled bomber program at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Try this one - Oak Ridge National Laboratory: The First 50 Years ( Go to Chapter 3: "Flying Reactors" and you'll find this - "British and German development of jet engines at the end of World War II had given quick, defensive fighters an advantage over slower long-range offensive bombers. To address the imbalance, General Curtis LeMay and Colonel Donald Keirn, both of the Air Force, urged development of nuclear-powered bombers. In 1946, they persuaded General Groves to approve Air Force use of the vacated S-50 plant near the K-25 Plant in Oak Ridge to investigate whether nuclear energy could propell aircraft. (new Para.) The initial concept called for a nuclear-propelled bomber that . . ." The nuclear-propelled bomber program could have been the source of the name Oak Ridge Bombers. Greg, if you have some time on your hands, how about checking out the name "Richland Atoms". After Beavers and before Bombers, the student newspaper (Sandstorm 10/19/45) called the Col-Hi football team the "Atoms" in their writeup of ONE football game. Here's some questions to work on. Is this the shortest life span of any High School nickname? Was "Atoms" already being used by several bowling teams? Was the name "Atoms" derived from the A-bomb or did it mean a solitary male cat? Your prompt attention to this matter is appreciated! -Ray Stein (64) ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Thank you Mike Davis. Get a book you guys. I mean, yes, I remember the songs and all, but there are about a million more and then there are the ones that only certain groups might know and others not, then there are the ones we made up at our own church camps,then there are the actual popular songs of the different years in school, then there's Celito Lindo, then there's Roll On, Columbia............... There's a great Song Book called Rise Up Singing some of you might enjoy. -Patricia de la Bretonne (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) YEA!! Mr. Denny's!! Look who's talking!! John, keep the songs a coming!! Love them all! They bring the warm and fuzzies on!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ~ Thorp, WA (It's been in the 70s with a light breeze or one H*** of a wind!!) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To: Mike Davis (74) Wow are you good! As I was reading this morning, I thought to myself - PLEASE enough on the songs already, but thought I would just write and say STOP. I am glad there are two of us. We should be able to come up with something to bug these OLDER (kidding) people - Let's think about it shall we? Have a good weekend. :-) -Diane Hartley (72) Plan 1 --- (for Mike) ******************************************** >>From: Robin Frister Washburn (73) I just had to break into the grad section of the '70s since Greg Alley (73), my dear classmate, is about the only brave soul from that unique, and rebellious time. I happened to be in the lunch line at Cleveland High School here in Portland and lo and behold, I found another Bomber: Alan Porter (67). Was I surprised! Someone else who glows in the dark! (at least, that's what these Oregonians think). It's nice to see such a great effort to keep us together in some way here at the Alumni Sandstorm. -Robin Frister Washburn (73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/13/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Rex Davis (49), Marian Howser (51), Ramona Miller (54), John Adkins (62), Dick Boehning (63) and Linda Belliston (63), Jeanie Walsh (63), Rosalie Lansing (63), Bill Barger (68), Mike Franco (70), Jim Anderson (72WB), Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Davis (49) Re: Vi Jones' "Horray P.E. Today" To: Gary Behymer (64) Gary, Vi Jones is alive and well and living in Laguna Woods, CA. We still send Christmas cards. -Rex Davis (49) ******************************************** >>From: Marian Howser Lemon (51) To: Joan Eckert Sullens (51) Yes, that is why I remembered you. I also remember John Hackney (51), who played the string bass, Doris Lemon (51), and Jean Buher - I don't remember how to spell her last name. I hope to see you [at the Club40 reunion in September] Joan. I normally wear a multi colored dress that looks Hawaiian and it has a black collar that isn't anything but the trim around my neck. Last time we had a reunion, I couldn't find anyone I knew so I sat with whoever was at the first table and I didn't know them. Where do you and your husband live? When I was working I worked at the prison at Walla Walla until the state moved it over to Gig Harbor and they called it the Purdy Treatment Center. I had to retire early because of back trouble, so I did that when I was about 55. When we see each other, we could exchange personal E- mail addresses or street addresses so we could write to each other when it wouldn't be common knowledge. I am listening to the radio while I am doing this so I can hear the Mariners game at the same time. That is the only thing I watch on TV so I don't have to watch anything else. When I am busy I just put it on the radio. I played the Violin before I played it in school... my mother played it and so did both of her brothers and her father. -Marian Howser Lemon (51) ******************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) Re: Silly Songs, Rabbit Ears Rabbit Ears was written by Alden "Shorty" Holloway in the late 1950s, early 1960s. Alden is the father of Aaron Holloway (64) and Diane Carol Holloway (67) and the brother-in-law of Harvey Montgomery (50) (golden gloves boxer), and Floyd Montgomery (52). He had a small western combo that played for dances for many years in the Tri-City area. He and his wife, Polly, still live in our area. -Ramona Miller Bruggeman (54) ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: A new approach? Maybe I'll switch to obscure team cheers - Ra RA Roe - Kick-em-in the-toe or Potato chips potato chip - here's your lunch - or the barber college cheer Shave their chin shave their jaw leave their face - - - AND there were a couple that the U-dub and the Cooooogs used to exchange that were downright educational! (huh Suz) ========== Be kind to your web footed friends For a duck may be somebody's mother You may think that this is the end - AND IT IS! (YOU WISH) -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland The patio furniture was out at the Spudnut Shoppe this morning - that pretty much tells it all! ******************************************** >>From: Dick Boehning (63) & Linda Belliston Boehning (63) Got a sad call tonight [5/12/01] that one of our friends and '63 classmate, Dave Isakson passed away this morning. We talked to Barb Isakson (58) tonight and she will notify us where and when the funeral will be. -Dick Boehning (63) & Linda Belliston Boehning (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh (63) To: John Adkins (62) Keep those songs coming... We've thrown away our Rotary Song Books forever. -Jeanie Walsh (63) ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) Hello to all of my favorite people in the universe. This is my first E-mail ever. What a joy to be a part of the modern world. I only have one excuse for being so slow in coming out. Maybe some of you wonderful and ever so faithful friends will remember me from R2K. I was one of the cheerleaders. At that time I was in that big ole fully automated wheelchair of mine - the low rider. A wonderful miracle happened to me in January, on the 3rd. I was able to start walking. This is a true documented miracle from God. It has been documented by my ever faithful doctors, who have been working with me for over 12 years. They have called my full recovery as divine intervention. To say the least it is awesome and so much fun to be up and looking at a tremendous and exciting future. Well, enough of that. But thanks to all my faithful friends who have never wavered in their support of me and my beloved family. We are now on the road again, consulting over the U.S. My husband is helping to put 143 natural gas plants on line. He is the lead senior engineer. So we have the privilege to get them all up and started. We are now in Houston, TX. So where are you Mr. Jim House? Class of '63 basketball player extraordinary and a rusty ole cheerleader. Let's talk my ole friend. Hey my Jimbo, what's up? Let me tell you all my bomber buddies, one could not ask for a better friend than Jim Hamilton (63), He as been my lifeline and the funniest friend ever. I will never be able to fully express how important this wonderful friend was to my sanity and healing. I just love all you Bombers. We will be back and forth to Richland to see the Kids and Grandkids often. Signing off here in Houston --- Thunder and Rain and Hot and oh so HUMID!!! -Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Barger (68) To: Beth Young Gibson (81) Your book can also be found at the Bookworm in Richland. -Bill Barger (68) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Re: "The Sun Never Sets On The Bomber Empire" Hello all, I recently had a very Bomber related experience in Rio (Brazil) and feel it needs to be shared. In mid March I was off on one of my trips to South America which began with a visit to Varig Airlines in Rio. The first afternoon there was Sunday so I spent it the way I spend all first days on business trips to Rio....walking on the beach. C'mon, you have to pace yourself on these trips! Anyway, I was wearing a swimming suit (no Alley, not a thong!) and a green "Richland Athletics" t-shirt. As I crossed (ran) the wide street to Copacabana Beach I heard a male voice yell "Go Bombers!". I turned quickly and am pretty sure the person was in a brown taxi that sped by. I never did discover who it might have been. I would love to find out who it was but doubt I ever will. I look forward to seeing anyone (who will buy me a beer) June 23! -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson (72WB) Gosh, I'm really enjoying all these songs, they are bringing back such fun memories for me! I'm still kind of confused, though, about the continental soldier thing, I think the words really are "like a rotton rental soldier". I've heard it was a reference to revolutionary war mercenaries who rented their services out to the highest paying army. Anybody else heard that? That reminds me of a song I remember from grade school... we used to gather around our teacher and look up her, and just sing away! (That was right before she was jailed for attempted extortion and check kiting, but that's another story!) I think it went something like this: My little puppy loves me so He licks my filthy little face I pet him and buy a collar for him and watch him romp all over the place My froggie also loves me He leaps around my room I can't help but be irritated by his slimy appearance But I'll get over it soon My bunny's fur is shiny I think he loves me too It's hard to tell with a bunny Cause they're dumber than my shoe All my animals love me but they don't get along with each other very well that's why I'm calling the paper and putting an ad in the section called "pets to sell" La La La La La I'm gonna sell my pets Oh La La La La Yes I'm gonna sell my pets La La La La Oh We should all sell out pets Oh La Oh La Oh Indeed we must sell out pets I'm not sure if that was exactly how it went, but I think it's something like that. -Jim Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Old Songs Anybody remember this little jingle? Recalling all the old-time songs.. Really does the trick. It needs to stop, real real quick.. Or I think I may be sick!! Reminding all of our good times.. Times that have gone by. Stop right now, you really must.. Or I think that I might die!!! Enough is enough, give it a rest.. We've really heard it all. If I hear anymore, one more song, The paramedics I must call! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/14/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Joan Eckert (51), Burt Pierard (59), Judy Willox (61), John Adkins (62), Donna Bowers (63), Kenny Wright (63), Patti Snider (65), Bill Didway (66), Diane Hartley (72), Vicki Owens (72), Greg Alley (73), Kellie Walsh (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens (51) To: Marian Howser Lemon (51) We'll find you, Marian! I'm sure there will be name tags, too. -Joan Eckert Sullens (51) ~ Redding, CA ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) Re: '44-'49 Columbian CD To: All 1944 thru 1949 grads (or interested historians) Lost your Columbian? The 1944 through 1949 Columbians are available on a single CD ROM. Send me an email for ordering information. The price is a flat $5.00 (includes S&H, mailed First Class USPS). Look for future offers of the 1950 through 1954 and 1955 through 1959 Columbians. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA (where the groundbreaking has occurred for our first Denny's - hear that, Mike Davis (74)?) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: John Adkins (62) Atta boy John, you sic em'!! And now you can add two more to your hit list - neither one likes our song list - neither one is on the R2K+1 attendees list - and they should both be put on the John Adkins hit list to teach them a lesson! *GRIN*!! Keep them songs a rollin' and that list a growin'!! To: Patricia de la Bretonne (65) Chill Girl!! Take some guidance from Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) and get into that Bomber spirit! I want you to notice that Pam is on that R2K+1 list. Good girl, Pam!! All in fun here Pat! LOL!!!! To: Mike Davis (74) and Diane Hartley (72) I would like you two to just remember ONE thing here. In 13 and 11 years respectively, you both will be jumping over that half century mark and land right straight dab where we "OLDER people" are right now! Then it will be the lower classmen of 1984 and 1982 calling YOU the "OLDER people"! Scary, ain't it?!! :) Heh, heh!!!! Bomber Cheers and Laughter -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Glad to be home in Richland tonight after leaving Klamath Falls, OR where the wind was blowing there and all the way home as bad as it does here!! ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) FIRST! To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) That was the best news I've seen (for danged near ever), Rosalie. Three cheers for one the good guys!!!!!! ___________________________________ To: Mike Davis (74) Oh, you're getting into the spirit now - I put that one up on the Web page - with one small addition: Sign up now for R2k+1 It's gonna be a kick If you don't sign up right away I'll never end this schtik -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland Hope y'all had a happy Mom's day ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (63) To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) in Houston Rosy: I can't believe how wonderful you must feel. I am so grateful, as you have often been on my mind. And I always had to ask anyone from Richland how you are because you weren't online yet. You know we had an underground system to keep tabs on you all these years. You have had so many hospitalizations and very serious illnesses that we are truly grateful that you are up and kicking at that Lupus. I could just never deal well with your body being in such torment for so long. Always in my mind you will be the best gymnast and swimmer and cheerleader! I am sure your great and good hubby, Chuck, is so happy too. And now you are on line, too. Two double whammies in one year. God is really good. You will find that the Alumni Sandstorm is a great way to keep precious memories alive every day, especially when you are so far from Bomberville. It is always such a treat to read and remember all those wonderful people who write in daily. Love ya' -Donna Bowers Rice (63) ~ St. Louis, MO (where it is overcast for Mother's Day, but nice... and not yet hot and humid - Yahoo! ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright (63) To: Mike Davis (74) Mike, I just want to know if the last line in the 2nd to last paragraph of your lament in yesterday's [5/13/01] Alumni Sandstorm was a promise or just a threat!!! "Reminding all of our good times.. Times that have gone by. Stop right now, you really must.. Or I think that I might die!!! -Kenny Wright (63) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller (65) Re: Passing of Dave Isakson (63-RIP) I would like to give my prayers and condolences to the Isakson family and the loss of a great guy, David. I was at workshop with his sister, Barb Isakson Rau (58) Friday and learned he had pneumonia and was in the hospital. He had a massive heart attack yesterday [5/12/01] while still in the hospital. He took alot of pictures at R2K and made some extras for me... brought them right over to my house. I'm able to make a pretty decent album of R2K with his sharing of pictures. I also remember last summer at Richland Lutheran Churches summer picnic. He always had a camera in his hands, I decided it was about time he had his picture taken. I will always preserve that picture that I have. He was always willing to help anyone, and he was a great guy to visit with too. Wow... all the stories that he remembers dealing with Richland have been a learning experience for me. I will miss him very much. Re: Lloyd Swain (66) Does anyone know what is wrong with Lloyd Swain (66). I heard he had cancer surgery. I left a message at his house, but no response. My brother, Rich Snider (66) would also like to know. Please e-mail me with any information you might have. Thanks. -Patti Snider Miller (65) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway (66) Re: old songs To: Jim Anderson (72WB) and Mike Davis (74) Now you guys are getting into it! Clever and funny. Gave me a good chuckle. Now if that did not work call 1-800-WAAAAA. -Bill Didway (66) ~ back from nice warm sunny California and into a cool gray drizzly western Washington Mothers Day in good ole Sedro Woolley. ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To: Mike Davis (74) Mike, I remember your song sooooo well. I do agree with your plea for the stopping this junk. I guess we should really think of something to bug everybody. Have a good week and we hope your song gives them all the HINT :-) -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) Now that I know both Hartley and BooBoo are tired of reading song lyrics, I'm inspired to send some in! I know there are some other verses to this song, but can only remember the first. Can somebody else help out with others? There once was a farmer who took a young miss In back of the barn where he gave her a Lesson on horses and chickens and eggs And told her that she had such beautiful Manners that suited a girl of her charms A girl that he wanted to take in his Washing and ironing and then if she did They would get married and raise lots of Chorus: Sweet violets Sweeter than the roses Covered all over from head to toe Covered all over with sweet violets. To: Robin Frister Washburn (73) So that's what happened to you - you moved to the land of cool summers and moss between your toes! Do you still love orange? -Vicki Owens (72) ~ Kampala, Uganda (80 degrees, sunshine, and a monkey frolicked across my roof this morning) ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) You could be the heir to the Lennon-McCartney song writing throne. Do you know anymore ditties? I tried to do a song so maybe just a piece of Frank Zappa. I'm a moron and this is my wife She's frosting a cake with a paper knife All what we got here is American made It's a little bit cheesy but its nicely displayed. I will still try to find something stupid to say so you can jump on it and we can create the Denny's of 2001. To: Mike Franco (70) Are ya coming back to town to see Merrilee Rush or just to visit? Will you be moving to the windy city with your company or staying in jet city? -Greg Alley (73) ~ Richland (where its been quite warm for early May.) ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) There has been mention of a P.E. instructor named Violet Jones lately. Seems to me we had a PE teacher at Jefferson Elem by the name of Jones, but I think it was Monty Jones. Does anyone remember him? But I somewhat remember a woman before he took over. Could it have been Violet? In thinking of the gym at Jefferson, a couple of vivid memories came back to me: - Remember having to climb those awful ropes? Seem like the guys had no problems with it, but us girls had troubles. Especially in dresses - ouch! Burn-city! - The National P.E. Test/Evaluation. Remember seeing how many sit-ups can you do in a minute, how many chin- ups (not), how fast can you run the 50 yd dash... etc. - Inoculation Day, usually held in the gym. I remember each class having to line up one-by-one, permission slip in hand, waiting to get a measles, mumps, or polio shot. Seems like this happened a couple of times in elementary school. And in the younger years, you always had to put on your brave-face, careful not to let the other kids know you were a little scared. - War Ball. Where we first were introduced to the game. My husband tells me that in Iowa, they played the game a little differently. Seems each team appointed someone to be "doctor" (oh sure). The "doctor's" job was to save fallen soldiers on the team. If a person got hit by a flying ball, they would lay in the spot where struck, and the "doctor" would run in from the sidelines, dodge in-coming balls to get to the victim, tag him, and run back to the sideline. If the "doctor" could do all that without getting hit with a ball from the opposing team, the person he saved could re-enter the game. Interesting spin on the game. - War ball reminded me of other recess type games like Red Rover, Red Rover, sent Mary right over... Hill- Dale, etc. To: Mike Davis (74) I liked your song. I agree. Enough is enough. Sorry, sis. -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) ~ Simi Valley, CA (where last week it was 94 degrees, but now it's in the 70s.) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/15/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers, 1 Lion, 1 Bomber Mom & 1 funeral notice today: Ralph Myrick (51), Burt Pierard (59), Janet Wilgus (59), Suzie Gunderson (60), Judy Willox (61), Rich Dall (61), Linda Belliston (63), Rosalie Lansing (63), Gary Brehm (64WB), Miriam Lewis (76), Kim Edgar (79), Lanette Powell (79), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) Re: Mom's Birthday celebration My sister, Norma "splits" Myrick Nunamaker (54), and I would like to invite anyone who knows our mother, Ola, to stop by and say "Hi" for Mom's 90th birthday celebration. It will be held at Mom's home on May 19th from 1:00 to 5:00. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: All who have inquired about the Columbian CDs There is a bit of confusion about what this project is producing. I am not distributing individual Columbian CDs. There will be three CDs, total. The first, which is available now, contains all the Columbians from 1944 through 1949. The second will contain the years 1950 through 1954 and the third will contain 1955 through 1959. Each CD costs $5.00, thus the complete series will cost $15.00. Those who have requested Columbians from the 50s are on a waiting list and I will notify you (with ordering info) when they are finished. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) Please "Say it ain't so!!" Just read from an online communiqu that the old Community Center may meet the wrecking ball!! They can't do that to the memorable home of Hi Spot!! (Yes, I know, I know, in the name of progress - sort of like Wall Mart, the commonality of common towns!! And, Richland is not common!!) Janet with Bomber Cheers to you -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles (60) To: John Adkins (62) Your lyrics have inspired me to use them in my scrapbooking. If you had not "risked" it all with those "old school song" lyrics, I would never have thought of incorporating them in my hobby. Keep them coming!! I can always use more. Thanks, John. -Suzie Gunderson Chiles (60) ~ enjoying a drizzly day in Omak, WA... where I'm brighter than the day. YAHOO!! ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Barbara Isakson Rau (58) and Family I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, David Isakson (63). I remember him from school even though he was two years behind me. I am sure that he is the fellow that took that picture of my sister Deedee and I at the R2K reunion last June. He will be missed by many. May God welcome him home and give you and yours the strength to heal from this loss. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and his wife Gretchen as well as the rest of his loved ones. To: Kenny Wright (63) Oh come now, Kenny, we really don't want Mike to die now do we? We just want him to become one of us "OLDER people" someday! LOL!!!!! To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) I was very happy to hear of your "miracle from God" and wish you all the best with your new lease on life! It was great to hear that you are up on your feet again. It did inspire me to write a small poem for you or I should say about you. It says: Her name is Rosalie, don't you know, And to our school she did go. When the Lupus struck her down, The word did go all over town. When she came proudly to R2K, We all watched her that fine day. Some of us with eyes quite damp, When she took the floor like a champ. We watched not with pity, but with pride, She chose to shine instead of hide. Now she tells us she will walk again, "Miracle from God", said with a grin. I, for one, do think this true, And thank God for His care of you. Thank-you Rosalie for your sharing, And thank-you Bombers for your caring! Happy Mother's Day Rosalie Lansing Haag! Judy Willox Hodge ~ May 13, 2001 To: Mike Davis (74) There, Mikey Pooh, does that make you feel better now?! Still don't see your name on that list, boy!! LOL!! To: John Adkins (62) Now, there's an entry for your new song list huh? Don't know what tune you would give it, but I was sure inspired to write it for Rosalie. As for your obscure team cheers, I still love best the Ra Ra Ree, Kick 'em in the knee. Ra Ra Rass, kick 'em in the - other knee. :) Keep 'em rolling, John! Oh, and loved the new verse you gave Mike's ditty! Bomber Cheers to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ~ nice weather! ******************************************** >>From: Rich Dall (61) Re: Linda Maxfield Saxton (67-RIP) Just wanted to let friends and classmates of Linda Maxfield Saxton (67) know that Linda died Easter morning after a five year battle with cancer. Linda lived the last two years in Manteca, CA. Linda is survived by her great husband Bill, four children and one grand daughter born in January. Linda is the sister of Tom, Phil and Mark Maxfield and Dennis, Rich and Ken Dall. We all miss her. -Rich Dall (61) ~ Vancouver, WA ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning (63) Won't be long until the R2K+1 "Gathering". Although this year we are not going to have several different Reunion Activities, it will still be exciting to visit again with fellow Alumni, and participate in the Cool Desert Nights Activities. We are sorry we didn't get information for this Reunion out sooner, so that more of you could make plans to come, but I guess we still haven't recuperated from last years Reunion. Mark it on your calendars that we plan on having this "Gathering" every year during the "Cool Desert Nights" week-end. The Class of '62 is already planning their Reunion next summer this same week-end, with their dinner on Friday night and then "Gathering" with "All Bombers" on Saturday night. Other classes whose Reunions are coming up next year might want to consider having them the same week-end also. 2004 will be the next "Big" Gathering with Reunion Activities. Due to several requests we have extended the "Gathering" hours. We have reserved the Courtyard starting at 6:00 p.m. instead of 8:00 p.m. We will not be charging for this years Reunion, but are asking for donations so we can keep these Reunions going every year. Extra money will go to the Bomber Alumni Scholarship Fund. For those of you who attended R2K last year, and saved your name tags you might want to wear them. Or if you have a name tags from a past class Reunion, feel free to wear them. There will be generic name tags at the door for those who need them. Each class is welcome to make their own signs and stake out their own territory in the Courtyard. Don't forget to e-mail me and register. We want to have enough food for everyone. Be sure and tell those classmates you know who don't have e-mail about the Reunion, as it is up to the Individual Classes to get this information out to your classmates. See you in June!! -Linda Belliston Boehning (63) ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) Re: Good Morning My Extraordinary Bomber Friends The last two days have been just overwhelming with happiness at all the love and response to my first email. First I would like to say that it will take a while for me to personally respond to all my dear friends. That everyone should have such problem!! I would like to first say that I was one of those kids who lived and died at being a Richland Bomber like so many of you are, too... and, yes, I do remember almost every single name from, oh say, 1956 to 1966. Then It picks up in 1981. My daughter, Kim McCoy, graduated in 1983... she was a cheerleader also so I was very involved again. What a blast to be a BOMBER!! Sorry that I won't be able to come to the R2K+1 in June, but next year and the year after and so on. Yes Carol Wise (64), David Rivers (65), Leo Webb (63), Joanna Faulkner (63), and so on: I really do remember you all. I was such a busy body and mouth. John Adkins (62), what do I say? Memories long past and still all is well. Thank You. Several people have been wondering what got me in that big wheelchair and kept me close to death's door for oh so long, 13 years to be exact. Well first it was Lupus, then with the immune system reeling, that brought on arthritis, asthma, migraines - all systems start to fail. Then came the big one Myasthenia Gravis, it's a neuro-muscular disease. Then tumors on my thyroid glands, and it goes on and on. In all since 1992 I have had 32 surgeries and been in the hospital mores months than I care to count. Yet through it all there was hope and love and many, many prayers. In earnest I was every close to turning up roses on 8 occasions. I guess I'm still needed here, so on I march furiously. I believe in music and friends and family and most of all Jesus. And Bombers, wherever we are we are still always there, in the hallways or the gym, rooting for the old home team. Walking down the hill after school and going to Tastee Freeze or hundreds of other wonderful things we did in the one and only Richland. -Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) ~ Hot and cloudy in Houston!! ******************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (John Ball '53 ~ KHS '64) Re: KNDU TV and Spudnuts To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Since I have first hand and close connections to both KNDU and Spudnuts here in the Tri-Cities, I felt compelled to respond to your comments from the May 11th Alumni Sandstorm. I am the Director for Northwest Today and Local News at Noon which both air daily on KNDU Television (NBC affiliate), so I do have a little bit of influence on the on air content the shows we air each day. The comments you allude to must have aired on the late news that particular day, as I don't recall anything concerning Krispy Kremes hitting the airwaves in the Tri- Cities while I was directing. The one and only time I recall anything, was a few months ago when we did have the story about Krispy Kremes coming to Washington, but it was said it was on the west side of the state. I would never allow a story promoting Krispy Kremes over our beloved Spudnuts in any manner! I feel so strong on this point I bought Spudnuts for the whole crew to have this morning after the show. Our live, "Action Cam" guy, Casey Cassaday, stopped and bought some after doing his live report from Howard Amon Park this morning. I have managed to get the whole morning crew "hooked" on on Val's Spudnuts, so whenever anyone is in Richland for the early morning news, we usually have Spudnuts after the show. I just wanted to make that point and make sure all Bombers out there who read the Alumni Sandstorm each day know that KNDU Television people would never change our loyalty to The Spudnut Shop! Thanks everybody and keep watching the BEST morning news show (5:00-7:00 AM) in the Tri-Cities!! -Gary Brehm (KHS '64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Gary is married to Marsha Goslin, a class of '65 Bomber] ******************************************** >>From: Miriam Lewis (76) Re: Violet Jones, etc. Hi Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) Vi Jones was indeed a P.E. instructor at Jefferson. She seemed ancient to me at the time but probably was not all that old. As I recall, she always had a major suntan so she might have been extra wrinkly for her age. The other thing I remember about her is that she wore these two-tone dresses and tennies with anklets which was unusual for a teacher. I think my mom is still in touch with her but I don't know where she is now. I remember those stupid ropes too. They were SO prickly. I think I could get no more than halfway up. It was hot here in S.F. too. Record-breaking but as usual, after a few days, the fog rolled in. -Miriam Lewis (76) ~ San Francisco, CA ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Climbing the rope To: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) You mentioned climbing the rope in PE. Last Friday, my son's school just had their annual Circus where all the kids performed... they did anything from riding unicycles, gymnastics, juggling balls & rings, hand walking, stilts, head standing, dancing and yes, climbing ropes. My son's Kindergarten class danced to the song "Grease Lightening". They were so adorable, the boys in jeans, tee-shirt and sun classes (don't forget the slicked back hair), the girls in poodle skirts and pony tails. They also did the hula-hoop, very well, I might add. After the hair gel kind of dried out, Scottie had a few stray hairs sticking up every which way... one of his classmates yelled across the room, "Hey Scottie, your hair looks just like your daddy's". My husband grinned. :) Kids from all grades could climb the ropes only if they could go to the top, my son and two others from his class included. There was one rope with knots in it for the younger kids. Scottie climbed to the top and started coming down and about half way we could see his little arms were getting tired... he was hanging on, however his feet were dangling. He let go, fell about 15 feet... fortunately, he bounced off the teacher holding the rope, breaking his fall. Needless to say, my husband and I about jumped out of the bleachers waiting to see if he was hurt, he got up brushed himself off and came running over to us to ask if we saw him climb to the top. He was so proud and so were we. One of the other kids fell as well, fortunately, he only fell about 6 feet. (where was the spotter, what were they thinking?) Thank God they both had angels looking over them. (Oh yeah, the teacher he bounced off of was ok too) To: Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) You mentioned Teacher Appreciation Week. Last week getting ready for the Circus, My son's Teacher "Mrs. Rothwall" had spent the last several days sewing Poodle Skirts to the wee hours of the morning among other things. One morning as I dropped my son off, I noticed she was feeling overwhelmed, there was "soooooo" much to do yet. That afternoon, when I picked up my son, I brought her a "Cafe Mocha" and volunteered to finish up the skirts. I spent at least 4 hours cutting the skirts making them even and ironing and gluing "Poodles" on the skirts, I even have a blister on my index finger "ouch" (don't ask)" from the "hot" glue from the glue gun. (Boy, was it difficult it was to iron skirts with an ice-soaked rag on one hand) I didn't get to bed until 1:30am... it really made me appreciate all the unselfish time and effort that teachers put in for their students. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Lanette Powell Empey (79) Hey, Fellow Bomber Alums.... My niece, Rachel Call (2001) - daughter of Julie Powell Call (69) and Glen Call - is the Bomber who suggested to her friend that maybe they could go to Prom in Duct Tape and possibly win a scholarship for themselves and one for the school. When she told me about it I almost died with laughter. Then I got an idea... I make flowers out of ribbon and maybe I could make them out of Duct Tape! So, I made the wrist corsage and boutonnire they wore to the dance! I know others made flowers out of duct tape too, but it was so much fun for me to be a part of this event with her. I hope everyone remembers to go online and vote when the time comes. The story hit the national news and Paul Harvey, I understand. I think it would be a great thing if they could win these scholarships. I hardly ever get online anymore so I've been catching up on the Alumni Sandstorm. What a hoot! I love the songs and memories... all of them. And Maren, thanks for reminding Mr. Denny's that what goes around comes around and it's now comin' around! So, take your medicine like the man you profess to be! Oooo... that wasn't very nice... was it! Sorry! Bomber Cheers! 7-7-7-7-79! -Lanette Powell Empey (79) ******************************************** >>From: B.J. Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) You don't know Mike or you would know that no matter how old Mike gets, he will never be OLD. Takes after his Mom (me). LOL -B.J. Davis (Bomber Mom) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Me either, BJ!! I say if anybody wants to grow up, they'll have to go without me... forever a kid... I don't know Mike either, but I'll never pass another Denny's as long as I live without thinking of "Mike Davis (74)" - wishing he'd sign up for R2K+1 -- I'd LOVE to meet him in person! Bomber cheers, Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice for: ~ David Lee Isakson ~ Class of '63 ~ 7/30/44 - 5/12/01 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/16/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy (45), Tom Matthews (57), Judy Willox (61), Sandra Genoway (62), Earl Bennett (63), Fred Schafer (63), Jeanie Walsh (63), Carol Converse (64), Linda Reining (64), Diane Hartley (72), Sherry McCulley (75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (45) To: Burt Pierard (59) Burt, You asked for the date of the first Sandstorm. It was Vol 1 No. 1, 11/3/44 Here are a few other firsts you might find interesting. 9/7/43 Our first day of school, at the old high school behind Lewis and Clark grade school. The attendees numbered about a hundred, most of whom had been dragged to that desolate desert, so their parents could build a secret whatever. The first school paper was the "Rocket". Was that name a guess as to the secret whatever? 12/11/43 The first basketball game played in the L&C gym. The Richland BRONCS 24, Pasco 19. Fed Lehman was the first basketball coach. T. A. "Tat" Trowbridge was the first principal. In April of that school year we moved up the hill to the new high school, named Columbia. 7/23/44 The funds were collected at the plant for "Days Pay", the B 17 Bomber. 9/22/44 The first football game, which was played in the field along the Columbia, east of the Desert Inn, Richland BRONCS 19, Prosser 0. The first football coach was John Eubanks. Along in here the BRONCS became the BEAVERS. 11/23/44 The first Big Nine team thrashing: Richland BEAVERS, 46, Kennewick 6. The Lion's only P.A.T. was blocked by McCoy... with his nose. 12/16/44 First home basketball game in the new gym. Richland BEAVERS 23, Sunnyside 21. 9/28/45 First home football game in the new stadium, Richland BEAVERS 7, Hermiston, 6. 10/5/45 The Richland ATOMS lost to Walla Walla. 10/12/45 The Richland BOMBERS lost to Pasco. THE BOMBERS WERE BORN. Many many years ago. Many many memories ago. Many many friends ago. Bronc/Beaver/Bomber Cheers. -Dick McCoy (45) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) Re: Violet Jones Violet Jones would have had 20 plus years of teaching in at the time Miriam Lewis (76) and Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) had her for P.E. I checked with Mrs. Duncan, my 4th grade teacher at Jefferson, but neither of us recall when Mrs. Jones started teaching there. She may have been the first P.E. teacher at Jefferson and was Miss Drucker before she married. Of the four staff pictures she is in that are online, the best one is maybe: -Tom Matthews (57) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: B.J. Davis (Bomber Mom) No, I do not know Mike (Davis-74), but I would like to meet him as would Maren. I will be at the R2K+1 as well as my 40th reunion that weekend and really think that the little rascal should show up and announce himself loud and clear! LOL!! Maybe Mom you could tweak his little ear and pull rank on him and get his butt signed up huh?!! *G*!! Now, I do not remember saying OLD, I believe that I said "OLDER". There is a difference don't ya know? I too refuse to get OLD as today I raise a 14 year old grandson that is soon to be a Bomber. That makes me a Bomber Grandma gal and I am not OLD but I am OLDER. The only reason that I was never a Bomber Mom is that I actually had the audacity to make my kids Kennewick Lions instead of Bombers. Oh well, I learned and am doing right by the Grandson anyway! LOL! And he does keep me YOUNG!! Tired, but young! *G*!! Come on Mike, show us how young you are at the R2K+1 and bring Mom with you! See your name on the list by tomorrow? Heh, heh!!! To: Gary Brehm (KHS 64) You are right, Gary. The story on the Krispy Kremes shops did air on the late night news and was at the tail end of the eleven o'clock edition. It did not say that KK was coming to Richland, it just was telling about the KK shops and where they first originated and what year. I remember when you told us of the KK shops coming to Washington, but to the west side and I said at the time that that was a good spot for them--on the west side! LOL!! I just think that ALL Tri-Citians should be faithful to our beloved Spudnut Shop (note that I do not say SS here) and should not even talk about the KK shops when they have a mouth full of the best in the land! LOL!!!!! You are a good guy Gary in that you have managed to hook the crew at KNDU on Val's GOODIES and also that you are married to a Bomber!! I do watch Kati, Derek and Jason every morning (yes, I am usually STILL up at five) and again at noon and enjoy watching the camaraderie between them. They are a neat group to watch! And I think that Jason should name his kitten Jadopter (Ja for JAson; dopt for aDOPTed and er for weathER)! Okay, Jason? And finally, YES Tri-Cities, Gary's news-team and shows are the BEST, so keep watching!! I shall remain faithful Gary! *G*!! Bomber Best to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ~ Rainy, but nice; right Jason? ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: PE Teachers Dear Bombers and Bomberettes: Does anyone remember Mrs. Helen Burns, my PE teacher from my sophomore year at Col. Hi. - 1960? She was the best PE teacher I had in all the years I went to Richland schools. I think I enjoyed her and my fellow girl's PE classmates in that class that year more than any of the others. When I was in Jr. Hi. at Chief Joseph, the dress for the young ladies was (always a dress or blouse/sweater and usually mid-calf length skirts); the *original* felt skirt with poodles or other paraphernalia attached to the front; "tight" (slim) skirts or pleated skirts with sweater sets in the winter, sometimes also worn with "dickies" (Peter Pan collars) and silk scarves, "pom- poms" or single-pearl pendants or single string of pearls or your boyfriend's ring and a long chain, if you were "going steady"; full skirts with crinolines (large full half petticoats) and plaid (Madras) or plain "shirt" dresses or blouses (and also Madras shirts for the guys); some sleeveless or short sleeved, "scoop"-necked blouses in white or pastels and dresses with LACE, in the spring and summer months. In the 1950s, in Jr. Hi., with all those dresses and skirts, we wore "loafers" or saddle shoes with large bobby socks or flats with peds. socks or nylons, and at Col. Hi. in about 1961, we also started wearing canvas TENNIS SHOES with nylons or tennis socks with little balls in the back, and much shorter skirts (with NO full petticoats). Many of us made our own clothes, since at that time, there were not a lot places to go shopping for clothes in the TCs, and it was easier on the budget, too. That was the "fad" dressing of the fifties and early sixties. Far cry from the school dressing, tattooing and body piercing of today! -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III, Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) Rosalie: May God continue to bless you, as he so richly has with your miraculous recovery and the privilege you've received to praise Jesus for it. Since we were not close in school I was not sure how to approach your illness, so I exchanged some emails with Jim Hamilton (63) who let me know enough to pray for you in a more specific way. I remember you lived just down from Donna and Cliff Bowers, and Sandy Freeman (R.I.P.), my dance teacher, and the intensity you brought to most everything you did. Your notes reflect the same intensity for life today that you had back then. Looking forward to seeing you again at future gatherings. Gold Medal Class Rules! - We have now surged into first place, with 22 signed up vs. only 20 for second place '65. Keep it up! -Earl Bennett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer (63) To: Judy Willox (61) Judy, What a great poem. It put a lump in my throat. You should write for a living. To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) Mrs. Lansing/Haag Ann and I expect an answer right away. No excuses!! Re: Hi Spot No Hi Spot!? It can't be. Someone start a petition! Next they will try to get rid of the flumes. Now there's some summer memories. The scar on my chin is a reminder of the time Alan Fishback (61) and I tried to go down them in the middle of the night. -Fred Schafer (63) ~ Vancouver USA (where it rained the last two days of our draught.) ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh (63) Re: Just another Song This one's for my sister Kellie (77): Little Red caboose, chug, chug chug Little Red caboose, chug chug chug Little Red caboose behind the train, train, train, train Coming around the track, track, track, track, Smoke stacks on its back, back, back, back, Little Red caboose behind the traaaaaiiiiinnnnn. -Jeanie Walsh (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) I really enjoyed the tribute that you gave to Rosalie Lansing Haag (63). It was beautiful! To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) I'm so very happy that you are well and on your feet once again. Yes, this is a true "miracle" from God. I just know that you will certainly be making up for the years that you were unable to be out of that wheel chair! -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA (where it's raining today) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: growing old I agree and I absolutely refuse to "grow up"!!!!! Besides, growing old only makes you "grouchy"!!!!!!! LOL -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA (where the temp is only in the mid 80s and not the sweltering 100s we had last week. ;) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) B.J. You are so right. Mike is the best. I saw him yesterday and he looks sooo good. I want to know how he lost the weight!!!! I found all of it TRUST me. I just so wish that Steve were with us - he would have enjoyed the news and he would have been the first to write daily. I work in Richland and Jeannie Davis is my Special Ed teacher friend. She is great! Hope Mike does not read all the nice things I said about him, He will never let me live it down. :-) -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Sherry McCulley Shulkin (75) To: Mike Davis (74) I have enjoyed all the songs. Now I can sing them to my nephews. My kids won't let me sing to them!! Hi to BJ Davis! -Sherry McCulley Shulkin (75) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Bishop (56), Gary Scholl (56), Vera Smith (58), Patti Jones (60), Rose Boswell (61), Fred Schafer (63), Linda Reining (64), Greg Alley (73), Kerry Steichen (74), Kelli Ramsey (88WB), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley (56) To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) I, too, Praise God for your healing!!!!! I live with a Miracle of God every day (my husband was a stage 4 Squemous cell cancer) and he is totally healed. I don't know you nor most of the writers to the Alumni Sandstorm, but the body of Believers are all one so you are my "sister". I'll keep prayers going for FULL and TOTAL recovery in every area. By the way, is your husband principal Haag's son? I ran around with his daughter Helen for awhile. We go to Houston occasionally. We have a young friend who lives there... works for Inter-Continental Hotels as a sales manager. -Ann Bishop Ousley (56) ~ Fouke, AR in the 90's today and humid ******************************************** >>From: Gary Scholl (56) Re: OLD Hi All I would like to remind all Bombers that we do not get old. We just get more MATURE and if you don't agree, you are free to argue your case but remember anyone who has had a Spudnut does not get old, just more mature. It is written that those who eat Spudnuts will always be more mature. However if it isn't written then I just wrote it so it is written. I hate that other word I hope that we will be forever more mature and always Fantastic unless you are an iota short and that's OK. To all Bombers and to those who came before and to all who will carry on the tradition: Praise you one and all Bomber Cheers -Gary Scholl (56) ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) Re: June Smith Colletti (63-RIP) Maren, I want to put in the Alumni Sandstorm the passing of my sister. I'm not thinking too clearly, so if you can help me with this I would appreciate it. June had been living in Orange Park, FL since 1977. She was diagnosed with Scleraderma in December and last week she was hospitalized and told she needed a heart and lung transplant. She declined the transplant and died May 14, 2001 at 12:30am. Unfortunately I didn't get there in time to see her. There will be a memorial service for her on Friday, May 18 at 2:00pm. She didn't want any type of service, but her friends and I need some kind of closure. If you could put this in the Sandstorm I would appreciate it. Thank you. -Vera Smith Robbins (58) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Vera--I remember June from our first day of Kindergarten at Spalding. June and I were always the two tallest girls any Spalding class we shared... Usually I was taller, but in 5th grade, June was taller... Smith and Smyth... Was looking forward to seeing June for R2K+1 since we hadn't seen each other in many years. Bomber tears, Maren] Memorial for June ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) Re: THE BOMBER BABES The Bombers Babes will take the summer off and reconvene in September. Notices will appear again in August to prepare for September get together. Any questions please e-mail me. Re: Krispy Kremes The Krispy Kreme news I wrote in about a couple of months ago came from the Tacoma News Tribune. The article said, that 'Krispy Kremes would be opening their first store in Bellevue, Wa. in about September". Many more stores will open up in Washington state after that. Our beloved SPUDNUT SHOP IS SAFE for now. To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) It's always exciting to read what you write when you write into the Alumni Sandstorm, Judy. Your poem to Rosalie left me with some beautiful tears. Re: Writing to the Alumni Sandstorm At times when I write into the Sandstorm, I think about the wonderful English teachers (Mr. Larsen for one) who taught me in school. As I am writing, trying to correct as I go... that my commas, periods and paragraphs are all correct I find myself wishing one of those great English teachers was looking over my shoulder. lol Bomber Happiness is the Sandstorm everyday. -Patti Jones (60) ~ Browns Point, WA (Where the ships keep coming and going, the lights winds continue to delight the sailors on the sail boats. Temp. 61 degrees today and 47 degrees tonight. ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) Thanks Dick McCoy (45) for the rundown on the first annuals and the Bomber name... it was interesting to me.. And Sandra Genoway (62). I remember Mrs. Burns but just as a shadow of my past. Can't remember what she was like. I hated PE anyway and was so glad when we didn't have to take it. I was appalled to take showers with others. Yuk. I'm older now and know better, but I was horrified at that time... kept me from being interested in the class... -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ********************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer (63) Re: Name tags To: Linda Belliston Boehning (63) Give me a break! I can't even remember where I put my car keys 10 minutes after I got home! How am I supposed to know where last year's name tag is? I won't need a name tag. I will be easy to find. I won't look old. Thanks to you, Linda, and others who work so hard so that every reunion is a great success. -Fred Schafer (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Sandra Genoway (62) asked if anyone remembered Mrs. Burns, P.E. Teacher at Col Hi - I do and I also remember all the clothing styles that you mentioned. I had the poodle skirt (gray with a pink poodle) and all those crinolines - think at one time I had about 6 of them under my skirt. ;) Wore the saddle shoes and do you remember a style of saddle shoe that was called the "wedge"? They were still black and white, but the soles and heels weren't as thick as on the saddle oxfords. I remember the first pair of tennis shoes that I bought to wear other than for P.E... think they were Keds and I bought them at Kinney's (I think that was the name of the store - it was in the Uptown shopping center). I made a lot of my own clothes, too and even remember having to "model" clothes that we made in Home Ec - remember girls in p.j.s and others in dresses, short sets, and we walked across the stage at Carmichael - during school hours, too... doubt that it is "politically correct" to do that now. -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA nice weather today and so far no "blackouts". ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Mike Davis (74) has never been known as a "little rascal". Most of the things we know him as are pretty good though. -Greg Alley (73) ~ In windy and sunny Richland ******************************************** >>From: Kerry Steichen (74) To: Mike Davis (74) Hail to the fight for fewer songs! Good luck with the senior challenge or just use the "page down" button. I really think they want you to show up down town and be their special guest at the R2K+1 event. Maybe Brad Upton (74) can help you with your stage fright. -Kerry Steichen (74) ~ Kent, WA ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Kelli Ramsey Doan (88WB) Date: Mon May 14 01:48:07 2001 Hi Class of '88 Just found this site thought I would say hello. I went to Richland High up to my 'senior year'. -Kelli Ramsey Doan (88WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/18/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Pete Wascher (60), Judy Willox (61), Fred Schafer (63), Rosalie Lansing (63), David Rivers (65), Pam Ehinger (67), Dorris Meloeny (68), Kim Edgar (79), Pam Scott (80), Jenny Smart (87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Wascher (60) Re: Richland businessman dies We lost my dad, Pete Wascher, May 7. He was 84. Many of you may have known him. He owned and operated the Mobil gas station and service oil company on the corner of McMurray and GWWay from 1949 to 1977. (There's a Subway fast food place there now.) Those businesses supplied many a job to Bombers. Dad and Mom had retired to Gearhart, OR in 1977. -Pete Wascher (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Dick McCoy (45) Dick, What a lot of interesting facts you gave us! They were great; keep them coming regularly will you?!! To: Sandra Genoway (62) Yes, Sandra, I do remember Mrs. Helen Burns. She was a tough task master, but she was a beauty. Your account of the different types of dress in those days was fun to read. Remember them all, right up to the six crinolines that I sugar-starched every night! Jeez!!! To: Fred Schafer (63) Thank you, Fred, for your compliment of my poem. It was Rosalie who inspired it, so guess we should thank her. Yes, they are talking about tearing down that very building that held the Hi Spot. I remember a lot of good times there for many various reasons most of my life. I hate it when they remove an old Richland landmark. The road that they took out for the new cop shop was another item that fell away to the bull dozer. How many years the health department sat there where one went to get copies of everything important - birth certificates, death certificates and etc. Ah progress, man's most important product, so they say! Remember that old G.E. logo? *G*!! I just pointed out the flumes to my grandson the other day as we went under them. He asked me what they were and I told him. He commenced to tell me that HE was going to go down them too! I said "NO, NO, NO!!!!" LOL!!! To: Jeanie Walsh (63) I remember that song, gal. I used to sing it all the time as a kid and then TO my kids followed by to my grandkids. Jeez, I really am getting MATURE!!! LOL!! To: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Thank you, Carol, for your compliment. To: Gary Scholl (56) You are so right, Gary. We do NOT get old, just more mature! And as a frequent Spudnut diner, I can say here that I am most mature plus mostly round with them all! LOL!!!!! To: Patti Jones (60) Thank you for your compliment also, Patti, of my poem to Rosalie. I am glad that my writing pleases and does not offend. I, for one, think that even if that pesky KK shop does show itself around here, our beloved Spudnut Shop will still be safe!! Right Bombers?!! To: Greg Alley (73) Hmmmmmm!! THAT would be interesting to hear. Just what do ya all call him? I would call him Mr. Elusive myself. Of course I speak here of Mike Davis (74), whom has yet to sign up for the reunion. Right, Mikey Pooh?!! Maybe you could get his buns in gear huh Greg?!! *G*!!! Come on, Mike, we are all pullin' for ya!! *G*!! And Most of all To: Vera Smith Robbins (58) I am so sorry to hear of your most painful loss of your dear sister, June (63-RIP). May God welcome her home in to His arms quickly and may He help you and your family to heal soon from this loss! God bless you and yours and my heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer (63) To Smith - Colletti Families Very sorry for your loss. June and I were at Spalding together and with a last name of Schafer I was lucky enough to sit by her in many classes. June was always pleasant and never said a bad thing about anyone. June made everyone she came in contact with a better person. She will be greatly missed. Her short life made the world a better place. I miss you, June. -Fred Schafer (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Schafer - Smith - Smyth -- June sat between you and I in all those classes, Fred!! -Maren] June's Memorial Page ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) WOW Girl!! That was really something!! You made me cry, and smile and the same time. You really have a way with words. This is the very way that all of Bombers have been so vital to my continuing in my uplifted spirits. Each day I am enveloped in the love and joy of being a part a such an absolutely great family of friends. I just can't imagine not being a Bomber. Thanks Girlfriend!! To: Earl Bennett (63) It is so nice to read your entries. I remember you with awe... I always wished I could have been so intelligent. Yes we did live on 1330 Perkins. The Bowers (Cliff, Donna, and Dale) lived in the same "A" house. We moved there when I was going into my sophomore year. We moved from 1530 Marshall where my neighbors where Mary Lou Ingram (62), Bob Sturgis (62), Marilyn Groff (63), Janice Johnson (63). Yes, the Freemans lived next door on Perkins, Sandy graduated in (61), she was so talented and beautiful. It broke all of our hearts when she died from a very long fight with breast cancer. She was so young and had a small child. To: Fred Schafer (63) You monkey You! Guess what? I bet I can beat you in the swimming pool in a mile race. I don't do short and fast very good any more. Meet you for a race at the '63 reunion. Oh geez what have I gotten myself into? I just can't seem to stop the Bomber competitiveness thing. This is so much fun, I love life!! To: Sandra Genoway (62) Yes, I do remember Mrs. Helen Burns. She was not only a great P.E. teacher, she was also our cheer leading coach. She became a friend to all the girls. Wasn't she beautiful! I loved to play war ball. It was brutal in our class. We could really wing that ball, those little balls could really raise a good welt. Clothes; I loved our full skirts, All those stiff starched crinoline under our skirts. I remember my mom hanging them on our clothes line. They where all in pastel colors and they took up a whole long line. I just loved it. My mother was an amazing seamstress. She made almost everything I wore, except my Webfoot sweaters which we bought every year at the old "Bon Marche" store. They always had a big sale at the first of the year. Wow such awesome memories. Sunny 90s in Houston I would love a Spudnut!! I miss my house on the shores of the Columbia river shores! -Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Birthdays birthdays! Well, here we are, folks. Another year has gone by and two of my favorite people share a Bomber Birthday on the 18th. I've known them just about the same amount of time. The first, Caroline Stanfield (aka Carolyn) (66), I met when she was in the 7th grade and I was in the 8th at Chief Jo. Now I hadn't learned the harvesting techniques that Mr. Hamilton would introduce us to later on... but I knew what I liked and I sure liked her! I am sure I bumbled and mumbled a bit when I asked her to a party Skip at Nussbaum's (65). For some reason she must have said "yes" because we ended up going and having....... an unforgettable time. It is my pleasure and honor to wish Caroline HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The second birthday is really the first because he is old... I mean older... He was one of that bunch that moved over from CTK in the 8th grade. He was cool but his dad scared the heck out of all of us and never seemed to move from that easy chair in the front room... Though how would we know if he moved since we couldn't really see through all that cigar smoke. This guy bought his first car from Johnny Crigler (64). Now I am sure that Crigler was older and wiser, but I can tell you from personal experience that this guy is... shall we say tight with a buck? I would have loved to see the negotiating on price for that car. This guy is a true trooper and when Mr. Hamilton decided to retire early at our 35th reunion last year... this guy danced the rest of the night away with the lovely Miss Nancy. So let's all give a Bomber birthday cheer to Lyman Powell (65). -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Okay I've sat back reading all this stuff about being old!! Hey I'm with you Gary Scholl (56). I refuse to grow old!! Someone said it some time back, that we were just Recycled Teenagers!! That's me! I plan on staying that way until I die!! Always keep a smile on your face and the kids will never know what you're up too! :O) [{The "Recycled Teenager" is Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64)] Re: Mrs. Burns Ah Mrs. Burns, I had her and Mrs. Anderson for PE, loved them both!! Hey remember the old blue Monkey suits! YIKES you talk about your basic UGLIES!! They won hands down!! Remember the boys always peeking in on us? Doing the Cha Cha and other dances we had to learn. Oh what fun! Remember putting your initials on your T-Rs? I got yelled at because I put PE on mine! (those were my initials!) But everyone thought Ehinger started with an 'A'!! Oh well! Live and learn! Re: R2K+1 I hope to see many more class of 67 at the R2K+1 than there are signed up!! Maren, I'm looking forward to you coming and helping me learn how to do the '67 web page when you come for R2K+1!! WOW That's next Month!! Hey You Bombers!! Get signed up NOW!! You too Mikey Davis (74)!! I'd love to meet you there!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ~ Thorp, WA (The air is cool but getting warmer!!) ******************************************** >>From: Dorris Meloeny Alred (68) Is there any way to get a copy of an annual from RHS, or the class pictures therein? I would like to get a copy of a 1966, 1967, or 1968 annual or the class pictures sections. Thanks for any information you can provide. -Dorris Meloeny Alred (68) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Graduation With graduation coming up soon, and we welcome the class of 2001 alumni into the Alumni Sandstorm, I was wondering if "all" the seniors are aware of the alumni website? I have a suggestion: When they hand out caps & gowns (if they haven't already) maybe the school could also hand out a business card (could fit in their wallet or purse) or a flier, something with the school's and the alumni's website. It would also be a good idea to put into a "New" student's package, whether they are freshman or transfer from another school and come in handy to give to a student that has to move to another school district as well. That way no one would miss out on all the fun we have and keep those Bomber memories coming. Does anyone know if they do something like this or does anyone else have any ideas to spread the word to these kids? Have a great day! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** >>From: Pamela Scott Hobson (80) Re: Sid Spence (81) I'm still trying to track down Sid Spence (81). Last I heard of her (20 years ago), she had attended U of W. Anyone know of her whereabouts? Sid are you out there? -Pamela Scott Hobson (80) - Newport Beach, CA ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page (87) It is a sad day in the Richland School District. The school bond failed yesterday. And although it will be a year before the full effects of the failure are felt, life as we have come to know and love within our schools will no longer be. I dread the cuts that will have to be made to the curriculum and extra curricular activities throughout the district, so that money can be redirected to trying to keep the schools safe for occupancy. -Jenny Smart Page (87) ~ West Richland (where the sun is shining, but a black cloud hangs over the community.) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/19/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Harmon (51), Mike Clowes (54), Tom Tracy (55), Larry Mattingly (60), Tom Hunt (60), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), Judy Willox (61), Frank Whiteside (63), Rosalie Lansing (63), Susie Shaver (63), Jo Miles (64), Kathie Roe (64), Bill Didway (66), Leta Ramerman (66), Rosie Valenzuela (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman (51) Re: PETE'S DAD Dear Pete: So sorry to hear of your father's passing! He meant a lot to many folks in his neighborhood. My parents patronized his station for many years and were sorry to see it closed. We lived at 1629 Howell from '48 through about '98 when my mother passed away. My sister then sold the house and moved elsewhere. I recall having put air in my bicycle tire at your dad's station on more than one occasion. I worked, for a short time, for Bob Kaiser who owned the grocery store where the Pizza Hut is now and I have been friends with Bob Johnson's son and granddaughter for some time. God bless you and again, thanks to your dad for years of good service to my parents who are both gone now. -Bob Harman (51) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Pamela Scott Hobson (80) You might try contacting the UW Alumni Association. College Alumni Associations are better than the FBI and Publisher's Clearing House (combined) in keeping track of people and where they live. Good Luck, and a Bomber Cheer. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) hanging on in Albany where the sun doth shine and the wind do blow to keep things cool. ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Pete Wascher (60) Your Dad provided excellent technical service to many of us in the community. Our best thoughts to you and your family. Bet you could write a book about kids and cars from those good times in Richland. Such pleasant memories of filling up the tank to take a ride, drive the "Indy Loop" around By's Burgers and other new places where kids dropped by to visit their friends. Thanks to your Dad for helping us keep those wonderful transport machines alive. Those times were when cars put torque to the wheels and some of the great Columbia High mechanics had the souped up hot rods that could leave hot patches of hot, molten rubber on the pavement while still in 2nd gear. We remember when we could walk down our halls, with comfortable crew cuts, duck-tailed, slick "Princeton" haircuts and listen to those tales and dreams of drive- shaft overhaul and. Things that would make the "Fonz" envious. Of course we always cut the belt loops off our Levis. No one wanted to get caught wearing belt loops on their Levis or pocket protectors for their pencils. You and your Dad kept a smile on our faces when we stopped in to fill up or asked... "Wow, do you think the price of gas will really get up to 35 cents a gallon?.." He'd always say, "Drive carefully and make it last." Bet your dad knew Rufus Garroutte from our class of '55. His Dad used to mix gas for Bill Vukovich... the Indy Champ.. We get to keep the good memories of Pete Wascher and the time and the place... and cool desert nights by the big river with friends who knew us and helped us keep our hopes and dreams alive... and our machines on the road... makin' the loop around our favorite drive-in burger palace... and listening to Cousin Ben spin records that bordered on advanced technology... we were about to enter the age of "High Fidelity". Best thoughts to you, your Mom and family. "Drive carefully and help make the good times last". Your Father did for many of us. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: New Bomber offspring My first great grand-daughter will be born tomorrow [5/18/01]. Mackenzie Ryan is over a week overdue and will be induced to make her appearance into this world. As I have for 50 of the last 70 days, I will be on the road (without my laptop this trip). But I can't wait to get back and hold her. My oldest daughter Debbie (born at Kadlec) is here from Phoenix for the event and will help her oldest, Adina, become a mother. Re: Other offspring news I was almost totally devastated late last summer when my number 2 daughter Sandra, was discovered to have cancer. A "very bad stage 3 lymphoma". While it was not into the bone marrow, her chances were rated as maybe less then 50-50. She had numerous large tumors throughout her body. After a few days we dried our eyes and caught our breath. (she has never married so I was thankful to be close enough to give her support). We found a Dr. willing to treat her with no insurance coverage. I have to hand it to her, she got on the internet and learned all of the things you should do to fight her particular cancer. We got her on Chemo and the first dose came very close to being fatal from side effects. Then she badgered the laboratory to do a DNA test on her cancer cells. Again without insurance. They discovered a genetic marker for which there is a very effective "silver bullet" or designer drug. She asked to be included in the program. They told her she needed 4 doses and they were $7,500 each. What price life, uh? Back to work she went and found a grant to cover the 4 doses. She finished her chemo a month ago. The State of Washington insurance finally declared her eligible for coverage and covered her $70,000 Dr. and hospital bills for one year only. She called me last Friday morning with the results of a radioactive sugar test for live cancer cells. Both the Oncologist and the Radiologist agreed, the scan was spotless, NO live cells were detected. She was sorry for the delay in calling me but said she couldn't stop crying for an hour. I must confess to having something in my eye. Now she is looking to the 5 year mark and feels she might even make a success of her flower shop in Bellevue. This has been but a brief account of a long nine month's fight for life. The moral of this story is that the big "C" is after us all and it is insidious. The internet has a wealth of information to be had for the download time. There are programs of all kinds, and some have remedies, and some of them work. Caring Drs. and hospitals will do all they can, but we also need to help ourselves. But we should never give up in the face of adversity. The lessons we can learn from our children! "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA Where the sun has shown brightly since last Friday. ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hunt (60) Re: Pete Wascher's Dad To: Pete Wascher (60) I was truly saddened to hear about your father's passing, Pete. He was a real gentleman, a trusted businessman in our community and a role model for all of us who had the opportunity to work for him. To his credit, many of us did as we made our way through high school pumping $.25 a gallon gas and replacing the Mobil oil in neighborhood cars. He forgave a lot of dumb mistakes, put up with our teen age foolery and taught us what the service in service station was really about. The building at GWWay and McMurray may say "Subway" today, but for me there'll always be a winged red horse flying there and the memory of a fine man who so many knew as a friend. My sympathy to you and your family. Best wishes, -Tom Hunt (60) ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) I have loved all the talk about the petticoats - I wore as many as eight and at night my waist would be raw. I remember the sugar starch also... we had such fun. May Sagergent's dad was always complaining that they were always showing. That really bugged him but that was not why I wore them. They were our fashion of the late fifties and early sixties. Just like the mim and micro were for my children. I am still looking to a '60 Columbian. I know my junior picture is in there and I could but names to the pretty faces I can remember. Love reading this... sorry to hear of the deaths, but joicous to hear of the healing especially since we know who is in the healing business. God Bless you. Maybe I'll even get to some of you some day... have a great week end. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ~ in middle GA where is is 90 degrees and just is not even here yet. We need rain. ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Pete Wascher (60) I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father, Pete. May god bless you and yours and give you the strength to heal and may He bless your Father and welcome him home to Him and His peace! My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) It IS great to be a part of the Bomber family isn't it?!! And you are so very welcome my Bomber sister!! To: Lyman Powell (65) Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday dear Lyman, Happy Bomber Birthday to You!! And many more!! Okay, David? *G*!! To: Mike Davis (74) AKA Mikey Davis or Mikey Pooh All right, Mike, as you can see there are a lot of Bombers out here that want to see you come to the R2K+1 reunion. Now enough of this dilly-dallying around, young man! *G*!! Grandma Bomber has spoken here and demands the presence of your company at the R2K+1 reunion!! LOL!! See your name on that list later today eh?!! *G*!! I mean, come on, John did quit posting the songs, so the least you can do is come to the reunion now! See ya there?!! *G*!! To: All Bombers Beyond the Tri-Cities It has now been ruled that the Moore Mansion is a suspicious fire. It has been declared a "man-made" fire, but they have yet to call it arson. If it is, how could ANYBODY want to scar such a beautiful piece of work and rid us of a piece of our history here in the area? That Mansion has been through so much before, but it breaks my heart to see the state she is in now!! I hope that someone restores her to her original state and makes a tourist attraction out of her. I vote ME as her caretaker--I would love her! I always have! Re: Late News Flash To: All Bombers It has been officially ruled as an arson fire now at the Moore Mansion. No suspects have been named, but it was arson. As I said before, that person should be flogged and sent to the deep south to a chain gang! What a heartache to think that anyone could be that cruel to bring to demise such a part of our area's history and destroy such a beautiful building! Bomber Best Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland blustery yesterday and cool tonight! ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside (63) Re: Richland pets Richland of the 1950's was a great place to raise pets. My brother and I probably had more than our share of "normal" pets as well as some fairly "exotic" ones. Besides the usual dogs, rabbits, turtles, and goldfish, we usually accommodated a fairly diverse group of other creatures. My brother was especially adept at acquiring pets that most people shied away from. We always had white rats from the hospital. They were really cool little pets that were very friendly. My favorite one had his tail cut off except for about an inch. But we also had a rooster that crowed to wake us up each morning. Many times we had gophers that we captured by the Riding Academy by pouring water down the gopher holes and snatching them as they tried to escape. Somehow my brother came up with some other unusual pets such as a large snake, a coyote, a fox, and an anteater. Most of them ended up being traded, escaping, or dying between the teeth of some wandering neighborhood pet. We had so many different pets that I probably don't remember half of them or even where they came from. But Richland was a pretty tolerant place to raise pets as I don't really remember the neighbors complaining about them. Re: Nicknames When I look at some of my old yearbooks, I always have a tendency to think of a lot of the guys by their nicknames. I don't remember the girls by their nicknames, so I guess it was kind of a "guy thing." Some of the ones I remember were: "Bebe", "Anteater", "Medo", "Chico", "Russian", "Strawberry", "Firedome", "Fig", "Bats", "Dink", "Pitts" and so on. Any of you 63' Gold Medal guys or gals remember who these guys are? (some are RIP) Does anyone remember any other ones? Did you ladies have a lot of nicknames, too? -Frank Whiteside (63) ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) Good morning. It is such sunny day. Makes me remember those warm and oh so glorious summer days back home. The first thing I would think about was going to swimming pool. Between swim team and just play around I spent many, many fun hours there. I know I never changed out of my swim suit very often. I remember sometimes we would be without shoes and the asphalt was so hot it would melt on our poor little feet. Oh Dear God it could get so hot!!! Have had a couple people wondering if we are of the Al Haag (Principal) family. Nope! We're not. My husband's family is from Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. I met him when I was working for Bechtel at the FFTF plant. He was on his first job after graduating from college. He's a computer software wizard. Geez --wish a little it would rub off on me. He's a gentle and wonderful teacher, so one day I will get up to snuff. Up and walking and Praising God all day and everyday, Still amazes me that I can really walk again, and cook again, just the everyday things I used to think were drudgery are now a blessing. Especially this way a communicating, who would have ever thought!!! 90s, humid and am I really in Houston still? -Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) Re: Mrs. Burns, P.E. Teacher I loved P.E., and I liked Mrs. Burns. She was pretty, tanned, and very strict. I loved field hockey in P.E. I can remember Mrs. Burns calling me aside one day, and telling me that I was a great leader.. .but I was leading people in the wrong way. It's interesting that I still remember that, and am willing to share it with you. If she is still alive, I would love to tell her how much she meant to me. I have enjoyed a very active life, and I look up to her for her enthusiasm. -Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jo Miles (64) To: Pete Wascher (60) I was sorry to hear about the passing of Richland businessman, Pete Wascher. The Mobil station at GWWay and MacMurray was the anchor of that neighborhood for many years. I worked there from 1964 to 1966 when gasoline was 27 cents a gallon and if you bought two bucks worth we washed your windshield, and checked the water and oil. Other Bombers on the crew at that time were Don Davis, Kip Jones, Jim Ott (64), Pete Bradway (67) and just before that Joe Jancovic (62). I still have my Mobil work shirt with the red flying horse and my name embroidered on the front. It has been worn with pride to more than one kegger at beer flats. -Jo Miles (64) ~ Toppenish, WA ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax (64) May 19 --- Happy Birthday, Pete VanWyck (64RIP). You are missed and remembered with affection. -Kathie Roe Truax (64) ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway (66) To: Jenny Smart Page (87) My empathy for your feelings about the school bond. I have some general questions and comments about schools now and in the past. Does anyone remember what the general class size was in Richland schools up till the late '60s? I looked at some of the early grade school pictures on the Bomber website and counted 29-31 little smiling faces in each. What was the per student spending per school year in the 50s and 60s? What would teachers pay then be equal to now? Of all the changes from then till today what has been the most significant? I think it was when they took the paddles out of school. Just kidding. Maybe this should be directed to the Old Sandbox 'cause I don't want to stir a lot of controversy just some thinking what has changed. -Bill Didway (66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Al Parker (53) resigned as moderator of THE SANDBOX. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Leta Ramerman (66) To: Sandra Genoway (62) I too remember those crinolines (can-cans as we called them), only we starched ours in Jell-O and hung them inside out to dry. My mother tells a story of when my three sisters and I were in a cousin's wedding and our parents rented a trailer to haul the luggage because the trunk was completely taken up with the 1600 yards of can- cans (400 yards for each of us). Can you imagine?? -Leta Ramerman (66) ******************************************** >>From: Rosie Valenzuela Preston (69) Re: Mrs. Burns I remember Mrs. Burns. I loved to play war ball. I remember when I was in the tenth grade. We played against the 11th and 12th graders and we kicked their butts. I was the only one left on my team and I did it. Those were the good old days and I sure miss them. Thanks for taking me back [in time]. -Rosie Valenzuela Preston (69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/20/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), John Adkins (62), Earl Bennett (63), Leo Webb (63), Betti Avant (69), Mike Franco (70), Jim Anderson (72WB), Jill Walser (81) ******************************************** ******************************************* >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) To All, I am sorry for my miserable spelling yesterday. I had taken a sleeping pill and muscle relaxer for my neck and back (all prescription) and did not realize they would affect me so quickly or so much. Does anyone remember the short, tanned, blond PE teacher at Chief Jo? I can again see her face but can't call her name. There was also at PE teacher at Columbia my sophomore year who could not do some of the tumbles and things because she was expecting, she was also blond. Well enough rambling... I enjoy keeping up with everyone. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ~ Central GA (hot and dry. We need rain.. even the big trees are wilting, but peaches are going great. ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) X'x X Xxx X'x xx xxxxx, xxxxx xxx xxxxx Xxxxx xx xxx xxxx, xxxx xxxxxx Xxxxxx xxxx xxx xxxx xx xx Xxxx'x xxx x'x xx xxxxxx xxx xxx X'x xx xxxxx, X xxx'x xxxx Xxx xxx xxxxxxxxx xxxx xx xx X xxxxxxxx xxxx xx xxx Xxxx xx xxx xxx xxx'x xx xxxx X'x x xxx, X'x x xxx X'x x xxx, X'x x xxx Translated version can be found at: -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - The weather's ok - But the Spudnuts were reallllllllly fresh this morning. ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III, Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (630 Rosalie: Isn't it interesting how we failed to communicate when young. I would not have thought that you were even much aware of me, let alone that you looked up to me for intelligence. On my part, I always assumed that popular and pretty girls with the zest for life that you always displayed would not be interested in friendship with someone like me, generally a little behind my age group in social maturity and somewhat lacking in self- confidence. Who knows, perhaps we could have enriched each other's lives. I see so much of that kind of interaction among our kids as they grew up and their kids growing up now, I sort of envy them. It's good to see your positive outlook gracing our Sandstorm pages now. To: Larry Mattingly (60) A stirring, inspiring account you gave us of your daughter's battle and victory, thank you for sharing. To: Susie Mrs. Burns was very gracious, attractive and obviously an athlete just by her appearance, and a very smooth dancer - I had the privilege when we had combined PE classes for dance instruction. I heard a rumor once that Fran Rish had to "adjust attitudes" of some boys who made unwelcome advances to her - he was another teacher I really appreciated. A couple of weeks ago the NPR station to which I listen sometimes on the way to work was observing National Teachers Week by encouraging all listeners to contact and thank a teacher who had been influential in their lives. I pass on to you the same encouragement - see if you can locate her and let her know how much she meant to you. In June I'm doing exactly that (after two years of fruitless good intentions) with Mrs. Sonja Harmon, my French teacher at Chief Jo and Russian at Col Hi. I will visit her on Whidbey Island and introduce my wife, just before we come to Richland for R2K+1. She not only taught me the two languages, but also HOW to learn languages, and it has resulted in a life-long career for me. Not sure where you should start looking for Mrs. Burns, but a general query to the Alumni Sandstorm community seems to work wonders. Just last week Rex Davis (49), my PE teacher from Jason Lee and tennis coach at Chief Jo and Col Hi, let someone know how to reach another PE teacher, Mrs. Violet Jones. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb (63) To: Susie Shaver (63) Yes, you are a leader. Right or wrong way, still a leader. To: Frank Whiteside (63) "Chico" was Jerry Taylor, "Firedome" was Ed Lange, "Strawberry" was Lloyd West, "Pitts" was Jim Armstrong. As far as an old guy can remember. What about "Dog Ear"? -Leo Webb (63) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Helen Burns I had Helen Burns all 3 years in high school (hey I was a "tom-boy" and loved P.E.) She also was in charge of G.A.A. and pep club. My sophomore year I broke my wrist, but she was at a meeting out of town that day, so Mrs. Anderson filled in. I remember my senior year they added a wood making class that females could take, too. A gal who was a junior was taking the class and made a plaque for Mrs. Burns that had only the initials "HB" on it and Mrs. Burns jokingly said it stood for heavy butt. That sounds just like something she would say. The last I knew she was a vice principal out at Hanford. Does anyone know if she still is? I saw her at my 10 year reunion and spoke to her, but I haven't seen her at any other of our reunions. To: Rosie Valenzuela Preston (69) Rosie, I know what you mean about Mrs. Burns and warball. My sophomore year we had two sophomore classes against each other in our warball rivalries. It was always Mrs. Burns' group vs Mrs. Anderson's. One day when we were supposed to be playing flag football we ended up playing warball, as the field was being watered because the team had a game in Moses Lake that night. Well, to make a long story short, I was the last one standing for Mrs. Burns' side against about half of the other team. I was running backwards and fell at mid court landing on my backside and left wrist. I was literally a "sitting duck", but the gal that threw at me hit the score board hanging from the ceiling. I had broken my wrist and was unable to continue (believe me I would have liked to try). It seems I was always one of the last ones standing. The other thing I recall is when we were having Pep Club try outs and you had to walk across the gym when your name was called in front of the current club. When Mrs. Burns got to your name she couldn't pronounce your last name, but made the comment about your prowess at warball. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS (where we are supposed to have a rainy weekend) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) I wanted to add my thoughts about Pete Wascher. We lived at 1909 Davison and that big corner of GWWay was very much the center of commerce for our end of town. We all rode our bikes in to Wascher's for a little air in the tires and an occasional nickel pop from the Coke machine. I can remember the guys there trying to figure things out on my dad's 1958 Alfa Romeo (anyone remember the light blue convertible?) That car was kind of exotic for the area in those days but Wascher's always figured something out. I am sure all of us in the Northeast Richland area have really fond memories of your Pete and his business that was very much an institution. My best thoughts for the Wascher family. Looking forward to seeing many Bombers June 23 weekend. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson (72WB) Can we give the "Mike Davis Must Come to R2K thing" a rest, maybe a long nap? Mr. Davis, like all free Uh-muricans, will attend said event if he feels like it. It seems like we've kind of been getting stuck in ruts recently, like the silly song thing, now the Mike Davis must come to R2K thing. I like good-natured jousting, and I think it's affectionate, but can't we be a little quicker with the page-turning? Which reminds me, someone recently described the Utah Jazz as the slowest turning page in history. I like that. Which brings me to George Rallis, former Bomber football coach in the late 60s, early 70s. My parents socialized with his family, and we went over to their house once for home made pizza. It was so good, with a big thick crust, his wife Dana was really nice and a great cook. George was quite an imposing figure, with his huge head and shiny flat-top. He was all fired up about leading RHS to glory, and he just beamed with excitement. I had never seen someone eat with more passion either, he took two huge triangular slices of pizza and stacked them on top of each other, then attacked with a startling fervor. He was an energetic guy. Too bad he couldn't win many games here. And that brings me to the issue of Arctic Circle burgers. Our house could never come to agreement about the secret sauce, but I always really loved it. We'd get like six burgers each when mom and dad were out, and knock them back, wash them down with a thick mediocre milkshake, then just kick back and watch us an evening full of TV. We'd look at each other, my bro and I, and just say, hey, this Richland, Washington ain't a bad place! -Jim Anderson (72WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Special Sauce Recipe - Alumni Sandstorm website -Maren] Scroll down to the RECIPES section. ******************************************** >>From: Jill Walser (81) To: Larry Mattingly (60) What a wonderful story about daughter #2, I'm so glad to hear such a fighter is winning the fight. More power to her! I work in Bellevue at a staffing company and I'd love to visit her flower shop! How does everyone feel about sharing the names of where we work so we can all support Bomber businesses? I'd love to know who sells insurance, cars, homes, etc. to support Bomber success! What do the rest of you think about that? -Jill Walser (81) ~ Redmond, WA (Where today it rained, shined, rained then shined.) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/21/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Sandra Atwater (51), Norma Loescher (53), Tom Tracy (55), Patti Jones (60), Larry Mattingly (60), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), Irene de la Bretonne (61), Judy Willox (61), John Adkins (62), Sandra Genoway (62), Betsy Fox (63), Earl Bennett (63), Frank Whiteside (63), Joanna Faulkner (63), Micki Lund (63), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Rosie Valenzuela (69), Diane Hartley (72), Mary Davidson (85), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Does anyone remember the slumber parties, card parties, kissing game parties of the 40s and 50s? I remember them as being a lot of fun! The slumber parties were mostly a "stay up all night" thing and we would eat, play cards, talk and just have fun!! Do kids play spin the bottle anymore? Do they even know what it is? Just hoping to get some people in my age group to write some things into the Sandstorm! Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell (53) If you know Norma Myrick Nunamaker (54) or Ralph Myrick (51) or their mother Ola Myrick, you will be glad to know that the party for Ola's 90th birthday was a beauty! When I was there, thirty or more people congregated in Norma's back yard. There was a festive tent that kept the afternoon sunsquints and windbursts under control, and lots of delicious food. Children of all ages, including Ralph's two year old granddaughter Miss Emily, kept the crowd entertained. Ola's macular degeneration kept her from seeing who held her hand, but the knowledge of so many friends and family celebrating her 90th birthday must have made her feel very warm inside. -Norma Loescher Boswell (53) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Audrey Eberhardt (61WB) Dear Audrey, Please spell any way you please. We should always accept notes here and everywhere as quick hello's from friends written with the best thoughts. Friends Don't Make Friends Use Spellcheck! Just sent a shipment to Savannah. Talked to the people at Gulfstream Aerospace and they said "SEND RAIN". Savannah is a lovely city to visit. Especially enjoy the Irish Music in the little restaurant along the water front. Savannah has been honored as one of the best planned cities (originally) in America. Probably like Richland. Anyway, we hope you get your rain and cooler weather soon. Please keep writing and sending peaches our way. Oh, yes and take special care of all those gigantic Magnolia Trees. They are spectacular. An aerospace engineer who consults with us lives in Byron, GA... that may be near where you live. Anyway... stay in the shade as much as possible and we'll try to send rain. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) To: Frank Whiteside (63) Re: Pets When growing up in Richland it seemed to me everyone had pets. The dogs did not seem to have pedigrees, they were just wonderful dogs. Janet Forby Padgett (60), one of my best friends in high school, rescued one of our dog, Muffy's, pups. Janet was with her mother when they came to pick up the puppy. Janet and I were fourteen at the time and did not know each other. Janet went to Carmichael and I went to Chief Jo. Janet became one of my first new friends as a sophomore in high school, My neighbor, Mary Marsh (56), had the most delightful big land turtle that I had ever seen in person. Then there was the snake in the Science room at Chief Jo that delighted Joe Choate (60) when he could chase me down the hall with it. (Probably a few other girls besides me). It took me a long time to get over my fear of snakes after that. Now I can pick up and hold a garden snake. My brother, Joe Jones Winterhawk (58), decided he had to have a white rat. It got out of it's cage in the house and couldn't be found. We all waited for the white rat to crawl on us in the middle of the night. Finally it was found under the couch. We surmised that it was living on any crumbs that it could find in the house. My love of pets is still great. After the endless chain of different animals in our family through the years (dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds, turtles so on) I now have a beautiful sheltie named Windy that goes with me everywhere. Instead of having lots of pets I now feed the squirrels, hummingbirds and wild birds. Re: Nicknames Frank, you asked about nicknames for the Bomber Women. When I was about nineteen I wrote down every nickname that I had been given through school. My recollection was approximately 22 names. Now looking back I thought all Bombers had nicknames. A few months back I was talking to Fred Phillips (60) about high school and nicknames. He said, "he didn't remember having one", After thinking about it for a few minutes, he remembered everyone called him "Freddy". When I moved to San Jose in 1962 I met and married my ex-husband who immediately gave me a nickname. So the nicknames didn't quite end with high school. To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) Thank you for telling us your story. It just confirms to me that miracles from God's blessings do happen. God Bless you, as you enjoy doing all the things you have wanted to for a long time. To: Pete Wascher (60) Recently in an antique show there was a "Flying Red Horse". Knowing it was from a gas station, I stood looking at it, letting memories flood through my mind. I knew there had been one in Richland, I couldn't quite pin down where it was. After your writing about your father it has all come back. What a wonderful man your dad was. God Bless you and your family through this time of grief. -Patti Jones (60) ~ Browns Point, WA (Where the wind has become still at 12:30am and the temp. is 46 degrees. Looking forward - if the weather forecast is right - for warmer temperatures the next couple of days. All depends on the wind. ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA Re: Mackenzie (my first granddaughter) follow-up: Well, I couldn't stay away. I went to Oregon early Frday and had dinner with pyro friends that night. I had an explosives certification class to teach Saturday and then was going to wander along the Oregon coast for a couple of days of R & R. But that evening after I finished the class, my cell phone rang and I couldn't wait. I cut short my trip and got to the hospital early Sunday Morning. She was only 15 hours old and already was pink and pretty. I held her for an hour. She was 6 lbs 12 and 19 inches. I had debated putting Mackenzie, and Sandra's victory, on this net. But I decided it was close enough to "Bomber" news and so wrote it up and sent it to the lovely Maren. The wonderful personal comments I have recieved from so many of you makes me glad I did. I will answer you, each and every one, in the next few days. I forwarded the comments to Sandra. She called me a few minutes ago and was delighted. Jill Walser (81) has brought up publishing "Bombers in Business". A few words on that if I may. I had mentioned the name of Sandra's shop on this net several months ago. Afterwards I regretted for a bit that I had. This is a wonderful medium and I wouldn't want to contribute to spoiling it. I belong to several world-wide nets on pyrotechnics and explosives. I think a lot of folks take offense to "commercials" on the net. Some are afraid it will get out of hand and sure enough, sometimes it does. However, I think Jill's idea may have some merit. I for one would likely give preference to any Bomber owned business. Drs. DDS, Optomitrists, retail operations and how many other catagories can we name? There would have to be some kind of guidelines for this. Perhaps limiting it to the person's name, the business name, and the city where it is located. We may need to allow a FEW words of discription. A possible alternitive might be a listing (perhaps by city?) of "Bomber Businesses" on the Bomber web page. We may need to have guidelines here also. Bomber or direct relative? Comments? "Happiness is the sky in bloom" (and being a great-grampa) -Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) Re: Teachers, Again Thanks for mentioning Mrs. Harmon. She tried to teach me French at Chief Jo and I remember hearing about her Russian class. She was one of the many great teachers I can remember. I am glad to know she is still alive. I guess most of them seemed old to us punks in Jr. Hi. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ~ We got rain in Central GA yesterday and today. ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) I believe you will find Helen Burns in Richland under the name Helen Nash. She was married for a time to Richland High School principal, John (Gus) Nash. -Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: John Adkins (62) Welcome back, John. Missed your fun entries while you were gone. Tried to carry on some, but it wasn't always appreciated it seems! LOL!!! To: Larry Mattingly (60) I was so happy to hear of your daughter, Sandra's, winning battle with that Big "C" Larry. I wish her continued success with her fight and victory. Has that new little bundle of joy arrived yet? How is Mother and Child doing? I wanted to write this for you and Sandra, so here goes: I remember Larry from years ago, To Lewis and Clark we both did go. Years later, his child fought for her life, Causing Larry much pain and strife. Today, however, her battle near won, I know makes Larry the happy one. May Sandra continue to win this war, Oh yes, the Big "C" can bring such horror. But with God's help, as well as some more, I'll pray that she stays at that "C"-free door. Bless you Larry for standing by her, You are such a wonderful Daddy, Sir. And bless you Sandra for fighting so well, And once again making Daddy feel swell. "Happiness", he says, "is the sky in bloom," And now it's when Sandra enters the room. God Bless and Keep you Larry and Sandra! -Judy Willox Hodge ~ May 20, 2001 To: Jim Anderson (72WB) Well, I don't see YOUR name on that R2K+1 list either young man!! *G*!! Now let's see, who died and made you Mike Davis' spokesman huh? LOL!! I won't razz you about your football stories (page-turners to me) if you don't get after me about my scolding (page-turners to you), okay?!! Good!, glad that we are friends now!! LOL!! Oh, and if Mike does have a problem with the entries, he can e-mail me anytime and let me know! I don't bite, Mike!! *G*!! Bomber Cheers and Good Fun to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ~ where the flags out front are blowing strong ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: Jill Walser's (81) plea for supporting Bomber's services. About the only thing of any real value I do anymore is help out with the R2k+1 - So all you Bombers out there - come on over June 22nd and 23rd and support Bomber reunions. While your thinking about it - pre-register. I spent some time with the best technical resource in Bomberville - Saturday - we ran a full blown test of the Music system he has masterminded for our reunions (Dubbed "Bomber Rock") - and it is GREAT. There is something like 150 hours of music (only about 30 minutes total of those "silly songs we used to sing") covering the years 1944 through the 1990s. There won't be 50,000 blaring watts of speakers blowing you out - only radios on your tables and around the facility. In fact, if you choose, you can bring your own FM Radio and have your personal radio playing "Bomber Rock". -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - And a fine Sunday morning it is. ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) To: Jim Anderson (72WB) Re: Arctic Circle Been there; done that! And, I don't mean "downing" *six* Arctic Circle burgers at one time! Re: Spudnuts Okay; enough already! I can't take it any more; all the praising of Spudnuts and how good they are! We, in the "outer sanctum", are the under privileged who do not readily have access to those wonderful Spudnuts. Those of us living in Snohomish County (muffin land) do, however, have something similar -- note: I wrote, "similar", as in not quite as good as. I do not know the name of it, off hand; however, the location of a small donut shop is in a little strip mall on the N.W. corner of Highway 99 N. and 112 Street, S.W., Everett. And, also there is another good pastry bakery in Lynnwood, called Evergreen Donuts, in another little strip mall on the S.E. corner of 44 Avenue, W. and 200 Street, S.W. Karl's Bakery on Wetmore in downtown Everett is also very good. None one of these bakeries makes donuts or other pastries as good as Spudnuts. It's just that when you can't stand it any longer and you have to have one, these three shops will get you by until you can make that run to Richland and get the *real thing*! -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Betsy Fox Vance (63) Re: Cancer and our children To: Larry Mattingly (60) Yes, Larry - I have found my children to be my most profound teachers of all. I had an experience similar to yours last summer. I moved back to Richland last year after living in Missoula, Montana for 20 years. I brought my 19 and 16 year old sons with me. We came back to Richland to help my 91 year old mom out. After being here a short time, my youngest son, Jordan, discovered a lump in his neck. It turned out to be a malignant tumor - thyroid cancer. (The folks in Missoula were all sure that had I not moved to Richland and our friendly little atom, that my son would not have had this happen... and... one has to wonder, I guess. We have no cancer in any relatives - he was - is a very healthy, vital, engaging young man.) Who knows... Anyway - the point to this is... when we found out, I - the one who should be strong - completely fell apart - and he, bless him - looked at me and said "Well mom, look at the bright side - you know how I am always looking for topics to write about in English - well... now I have one: I was a survivor of cancer." That was it - He bravely faced 2 surgeries and some radiation and through it all has managed to be high honor roll, do cross country, be a lead in 2 RHS plays. (Sorry for the bragging - I am just so proud of him) I wonder if they make bumper stickers that say "I am the grateful parent of a most loving, delightful and courageous young man who has taught me about hope, faith, living in the moment, laughter, acceptance and love." I have to mention that his older brother has also met this challenge with grace and calm. I am learning much from these 2 very dear lads. -Betsy Fox Vance (63) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III, Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Jill Walser (81) One of the first times in over a year I've taken the time to read entries from alumni outside the 10-12 years surrounding my tenure at Col Hi and I find your suggestion of listing our employment so Bombers can patronize Bomber businesses. Let me jump right in - but I'm not sure how Bombers can patronize the Army's National Ground Intelligence Center Document Exploitation (DOCEX) Team. I do recall when I was mobilized by the Navy for Operation DESERT STORM to work with captured Iraqi documents, one of my colleagues suggested we start a free-lance DOCEX consulting firm - Have Dictionaries, Will Travel (ask your parents to explain that one - or do you know classic TV like Paladin?), but we never did. I guess if y'all sleep better at night knowing the Navy (my Reserve employer), Army (my civilian employer) and Air Force (my former active duty employer) are keeping track of the world's bad guys, then you are our customers and we've rendered good service. Sleep tight. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside (63) Re: Nickname answers To: Leo Webb (63) Not bad, Leo. I don't remember "Dog Ear" though. Other than the four you named correctly, there were Chuck "Bebe" Gardiner (63-RIP), Francis "Anteater" Kendall (63), Jim "Bats" Maulsby (63-RIP), Fred "Dink" Morse (63), Paul "Medo" Smith (63), John "Russian" Unser (63), and Larry "Fig" Newton (63). -Frank Whiteside (63) ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) Talking about the Arctic Circle, I was one of the very first kids hired there and it was my very first job. Boy, was I thrilled to get that job, along with the $.65/hour that went along with it. I didn't care - I just loved working there. I brought a number of my friends there to work with me, i.e. Claudia Harmon (63) and Lee Seamon (sp?) It was there I learned the meaning of work because it wasn't all french fries and milk shakes. There was mopping, cleaning out garbage cans, peeling potatoes, and cleaning the stainless steel fixtures with club soda (looking back, wasn't that odd?) But the secret sauce was good, good on the hamburgers and better on the fries. We made it there as I recall and it was mainly ketchup and mayonnaise, with dash of mustard. No pickles as in the McDonald's version which is more like thousand island dressing and much sweeter. I liked to make the dipped cones too. It was right across the street from the Uptown Theater. I haven't been to Richland for so long, I don't even know if it, or Uptown is still there {:-). Bomber Cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) ~ San Jose, CA bracing for a heat wave ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Arctic Circle Sauce recipe on the Bomber website. -Maren] Scroll down to the RECIPES section. ******************************************** >>From: Micki Lund Anderson (63) Re: Mrs. Burns I had the pleasure of running into Mrs. Burns a few months ago at the grand opening of Quail Hollow, an assisted living residence, in Richland. My husband, a retired teacher, was the painting contractor. NO, she's not going to reside there! But was there with her fianc. Don't know what happened to Mr. Burns, but she was married to Gus Nash, I believe, for quite some time. She still looks great and even remembered me. She coached the drill team and it was so much fun performing at half times at football and basketball games. I still remember how to do an "oblique left or right". And you never know when that will come in handy. And Rosalie, dear, when are you coming home? Can't wait to see you again and go out to lunch. We, (Janice, Sandy, and any other of the gold medal class of '63) need to get together. Scott is moving to San Antonio from Tennessee to continue his degree on the 13th of June. At least he and his family will be closer. We can probably drive down there once in a while. I really miss you! Hope all is well. My love to Chuck, too! -Micki Lund Anderson (63) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) Re: Jill Walser's (81) question about support for Bomber business owners... I am all for it. As a small business owner myself, I can tell you I turned to a very dear friend in Lloyd Swain (66) who put me in touch with a great graphic designer to do the cover for my book. I live in the D.C. metro area; my graphic designer lives in Pasco. My roots are and forever will be in the Tri-Cities, and Bomber blood is MUCH thicker than water! -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) ******************************************** >>From: Rosie Valenzuela Preston (69) To Betti Avant (69) Hi, Betti It was so nice to hear from you. Yes, a lot of my teachers could never say my last name right. We did have a good time in school. I always did like school. Please keep in touch. Always a friend, Rosie. -Rosie Valenzuela Preston (69) ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley (72) Re: A Helen Burns Update I was asked to let you know where Helen Burns Nash is now. She is alive and well, and still a great friend and person. She lives behind me, and I know that her computer is down, and she will be back in town on Thursday. I will print out the nice things all of you said, and let her tell you all what she is up to. I will have her use my computer, and then she will have the web site when she gets her PC fixed. I know she will be happy that people are asking about her, so look for reply in the next week or so. :-) -Diane Hartley (72) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Davidson Coates (85) Congratulations to the Richland Bombers Girls Softball team on beating the 3 time Regional Champion University High to advance to State next weekend in Tacoma! You girls did a great job and should be very proud of yourselves! Look out Tacoma, here we come! -Mary Davidson Coates (85) ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Mike Davis (74) Re: Comments in 5/20/01 Sandstorm from Jim Anderson (72WB) Diane Hartley (72) and I can hardly wait for your answer to this, Mike. If you want a hint as how to answer him, you will notice the rest of his letter is an obsession with food. LOL -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick (51), Judy Pearson (54), Larry Christenson (54), Carol Hollingsworth (55), Tom Tracy (55), Stephanie Dawson (60), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), Irene de la Bretonne (61), Judy Willox (61), David Douglas (62), John Adkins (62), Frank Osgard (63WB), Tedd Cadd (66), Steve Piippo (70), Jim Anderson (72WB), Lori Killand (72), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick (51) I would like to thank all of those friends of my mother's who attended her birthday on Saturday. I would also like to thank all those who couldn't make it but contacted me via e-mail. She is a great lady. I think that every kid that came in contact with her, at either Diettrich's or the Village Food Store, loved her. I know she loved all of them. Mom would have made a great teacher. To: Norma Loescher Boswell (53) Thank you, Norma, for that nice recap of Mom's birthday. You have always had a great use of words. -Ralph Myrick (51) ******************************************** >>From: Judi Pearson Parker (54) To: Larry Mattingly (60) After taking several days to digest your entry regarding your daughter's courageous fight with cancer I find I must respond. She is to be congratulated for not only the result but for her tremendous efforts and knowledge of where to go for help. Her story is truly an inspiration to all of us. As a cancer survivor my message is that there is always hope. The recent news of the breakthrough in drugs for cancer gives us all more hope. I'm sure that each "sky in bloom" has special meaning for you. My best wishes to you and your family. -Judi Pearson Parker (54) ~ Phoenix, AZ (Where the water in the swimming pool is 80 degrees.) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Christenson (54) Re: Pets I was wondering if anyone remembers the St. Bernard that used to wonder all over town? I never did know just who he belonged to or if he did belong to anybody. He just wondered around. This would have been late 40s early 50s. -Larry Christenson (54) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) Yes, Sandra Atwater Boyd, I surely do remember the slumber parties. Where no one ever slumbered. One of the best ones I remember was at Sharon Bee's house and we all cut each other's hair into ducktails and used (many of us for the first time) HAIRSPRAY! Yuk, the first hairspray that came out was like glue. All the girls came to school with their hair cut very strangely but we laughed a lot and it was great fun. Also, Laura Dean gave some of the best "kissing" parties. We would play spin the bottle or some other game just to ensure that some boy would get to kiss some girl and thought this was really racy. I remember I told my folks about it and they were "hysterical". The boy would choose the girl he wanted to kiss and they would be put behind a curtain or something like that. I think this was 8th or 9th grade which would have been around 1950 or 51. Am I right Laura Dean? was it you? Who were some of the boys, I can't remember a single name. Ah... memories... -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy (55) To: Norma Loescher Boswell (53) Thanks for the report on Ola Myrick's 90th Birthday. I still remember her at the back window of the store located at the edge of Marcus Whitman playground. She was always so friendly when we had recess or at lunch time to buy a 5-cent Bit O' Honey or Butterfinger candy bar. Coca-Cola was plentiful. Dr. Pepper was nowhere to be found except in Texas. Mrs. Myrick was always so gracious and friendly. We loved her. She was our Candyland Lady... better than Willie Wonka's Chocolate factory. Instant treats... right at the back of the store. Whose store was that anyway? Also remember the fun nights when Ralph Myrick, Gerald Hostettler, Whitey Schell would drop by to see my brother and I'd get to listen to the big kids talk about cars, football, basketball, baseball, softball, the events surrounding the latest school event and all the pretty girls at RHS. Now and then we'd get into the gym... and if I was very quiet I'd get to go with them on a walk-about in the community late at night. Playing basketball with them in a pickup game was the ultimate deal. If one of them had to go home early... and they needed someone to pass the ball in... I'd make sure I was available... and promise my brother, Bill I'd try not to be an embarrassment to him... The guys usually tempered their stories when younger kids were around and it was a good time... We only lived a few blocks from Ralph Myrick's place. He was a great neighbor and always friendly to everyone. Just like his parents. Thinking about Mrs. Myrick and the delicacies found at her famous window at the edge of our school ground makes one's mouth water to savor the taste of one more bit-o-honey, tootsie rolls, butterfinger, Coca-Cola and let's see... what were those other favorite treats of the day in that grand place in the late 40s and early 50s?... Mrs. Myrick always made sure we got the best deals. Our teachers included Mrs. Sagerser 5th Grade, Mrs. Thompkins 4th Grade, Mrs. Jones 6th Grade... they were really great teachers and most years we had 35 or more kids it seems. Lorin St. John has clear memories of many events. I'll bet Loren Claunch does too. Everyone who remembers her I'm sure will join our wish for Mrs. Myrick, Happy Birthday again Ola, and many Happy Returns. -Tom Tracy (55) ******************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) Re: Col Hi P.E. teacher To: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) The blond Col Hi P.E. teacher who was expecting when I was there was named Glenda (?) Clemans or Clemons. I remember that her husband was a professional baseball player (Bob?) but after that amnesia sets in. -Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) To: Tom Tracy, (55) Thanks for the kindness, but I was just a little embarrassed. I mean I have been a secretary for years and I am supposed to know how to spell. That medication really hit met hard. As for Byron I am only 30 minutes from there; in fact, my mother and daughter and her family live there. One of us might even know your friend. As for Savannah I am ashamed to admit I have seen very little of it, my husband does not like to travel. It is difficult enough to get him to visit our daughter above Atlanta near the Tennessee line. But GA is a beautiful state and I am glad I finally made it back after being gone about 17 years. I have really been blessed to hear of the blessings on the different families with divine cure and help with struggles. God does let us learn a lot from our children, but we know there is more in store with the "grands". Are kids today that much smarter than we were? My 13 "grands" just seem to be ages ahead of were I was at their ages. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) - We got about 4/10 of an inch of rain... just enough to make the trees grow. Yes, Tom I have seen some of the big Magnolia trees looking very sick. ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) To: Betsy Fox (63) Thank you for sharing your story. My best wishes to you and your family. -Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) Well, Richland is still here anyway! LOL!! The Uptown is still there although changed drastically in the last few years. The theater is still on the corner, but has changed it's appearance some. The only real constant that is there is our beloved Spudnut Shop and she sits right where she has always been all these past years! The Arctic Circle finally closed it's doors here (boohoo) and an Arby's sits in that location now. :-( I did have the pleasure of eating in an Arctic Circle in Spokane last January when my sister, Deedee, and I went to the Stars On Ice show. Yum, yum!! I even saw an A&W in one of the towns that we ride through on hiway 97 and was quite surprised. I also saw a great old-fashioned drive-in with real live car-hops taking the orders. I sure wish that I had had the time to stop and eat there as what a nostalgic meal THAT would have been!! It was pretty big too and looked like so much fun! Gotta go back someday! :-) Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ~ where all is calm tonight ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) Re: Pets At my age, it may be just a figment of my imagination, but wasn't there an alligator in an aquarium in the newer (at that time - early 60s) two-story classroom building at Col-Hi? What was his/her/its name? -David Douglas (62) ~ Gilbert, AZ (where the less said about the weather the better) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [2nd floor of Mac Hall - East side of the hall... just outside Dr. Ida Mecum's classroom... Don't recall a name... -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: Jill Walser's (81) request for Bomber Services aka Bomber Green & Gold Pages This is a "NO BRAINER" - and I will take the challenge - A simple data base - with name -class year - Company name - location - profession - e-address - and any URL, is all the information I need to start. I will set up a Web Page - Maren will make a link (won't cha, Maren) [Of course I will, John] - I will keep it updated -and all I need is DATA. John Adkins (62) ~ It's 6:45am on Monday - and it gonna be a beautiful day in Richland ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63WB) Re: Nicknames What about - Bee-Bee Head, Oinker, Dink, Bats, Cousin Bobby, Dobie, Pigeon Chest, Francis (oops, that was his real name) Skitch, Crater Carter, Pond Owner, Binyon, Feet, Pook (or was that his real name, and David George was his nick name) and Two Tone. Hey wait a second, at least four of these guys are no more. Glad I never had a nickname. -Frank Osgard (63WB) ~ Gettin' pumped for the 2003 reunion of the Gold Medal Class of 63. ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: Girl Scout - Boy Scout leaders of note I wonder how many of us are better people because of the men and women who led us in things like scouting? I have two in mind for me (Troop 37 which became Troop 237). Hal Larson was a great leader, moral, a man of integrity and quite funny. I know more of his selfless service to his grandkids now and value his example. The other was Gordon Towne. As I recall, Mr. Towne was about 9 feet tall, 6 feet wide at the shoulders and had a 32 inch waist. If you were talking in a meeting, you would probably feel his presence behind you before you saw him. He didn't need to say anything, either. I can remember quite clearly the first (and only) time I ever saw him with his shirt off. There were three or four scars on his chest and back that were huge, two to three inches across and 1.5 to 2 feet long. I'm sure my eyes were as large as they have ever been in my life as I asked him what happened. He told me he was a motorcycle courier in WWII when he and the motorcycle got into a fight with a 500 pound bomb. He said the bomb won and the motorcycle came in second. There was something very good about Mr. Towne that made me want to do it right. Who else shaped our lives? -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: All Congratulations to RHS softball coach Dale Hill and Hanford H.S. softball coach (former Bomber) Lindsey Tucker, on their softball teams earning trips to the state tournament. Hanford goes #1 seed while RHS goes #2 seed. Both coaches produce outstanding teams yearly. Fastpitch softball is real competitive, fast and fun to watch. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson (72WB) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) I didn't know you were a football fan! Fantastic! We'll have to get together sometime and talk I-formation (George Rallis' favorite). Actually, I wasn't speaking for Mike Davis (74), I was speaking for myself regarding the R2K harangue. I fear I may be going insane due to such repetition. Sorry for the lame arctic circle post, I was just trying t get us on to a different topic. Like football! Remember Chief Jo's Len Sauer, and hi commitment t the T formation, with his refusal to run the I formation, even though Rallis wanted him to? Judy? -Jim Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Lori Killand Whelan (72) Re: Exotic Pets Speaking of exotic pets... does anyone from the class of '72 remember Linda Lang's spider monkey? I think his name was Festus, and his "cage" was a doorless, screened up coat closet. Or was it just an exotic dream?? Linda? -Lori Killand Whelan (72) ~ Kennewick, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/23/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Marian Howser (51), Gail Henderson (53), Marilyn Richey (53), Mike Clowes (54), Laura Dean Kirby (55), Sue Garrison (58), Ed Borasky (59), Judy Willox (61), Shirley Sherwood (62), Jim Hamilton (63), Carol Converse (64), Gary Behymer (64), Kathy Hills (67), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Betti Avant (69), Greg Alley (73), Mike Davis (74), Mary Foley (77), Kim Edgar (79), Jill Walser (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marian Howser (51) To: Ralph Myrick (51) Dear Ralph, I used to shop for my mother at Diettrich's and I wondered if it was your mother that was the checker or not? Our dog, Skipper, loved to carry home a bag with a can of soup etc. He wanted the checker to put the bag in his mouth. She folded the top of the bag before putting it in his mouth, then he held his head high all the way to the corner of Smith and Fries where mama would take it from his mouth. Does your mother remember that? I never knew your mother's first name, but I remember that you were in my class. Sincerely, -Marian Howser (51) ******************************************** >>From: Gail Henderson Renner (53) Thank you all for the great memories and other delightful stuff. I was talking the other day to my cousin Barbara Culverhouse Snider (who doesn't have a computer yet), and she asked me to ask you all if anyone knows where Gay Farnwoth might be. Gay and Barbara were good friends in grade school. If you have any info, please just let me know. Happy Days to you all, Gail... -Gail Henderson Renner (53) ~ Milton, FL ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) Re: Teachers of the Past I was glad to hear that Mrs. Harmon is still with us and living over in W. Washington. I had Mrs. Harmon when we were still at the old Marcus Whitman school. Then we moved to Carmichael on that day in April of 1949 carrying our books to our new school. She and Mrs. Margaret Bjorland taught the eight grades at Marcus and did some team teaching. She was a very hard teacher and I thankful for having those type of teacher when going to school in Richland. To Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Yes, slumber parties were the big thing in the 40s and 50s. We would stay up all nite and go down to The Mart and have food or over to the THE MIXER where the Tahitian Room is located to have some fries and cokes. I usually had to go to bed earlier than most as I had to be at work at By's at 10:30a.m. Some of those mornings were hard to get going as we were so busy on Saturdays at By's. Good memories, Sandy. -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: Judi Pearson Parker (54) Just goes to show how out of touch some people can be. When we met, briefly, at our 45th I had no idea that you had even suffered anything worse than a common cold. I applaud your openness in coming forth. I wonder just how many of our generation have a morbid fear of "The Big C". I do know that the fear is based on ignorance, not only on our part, but also of the doctors of that time long past. It would seem, according to the recent issue of "Time" that medical science is closing in on many forms of cancer, if not crossing some off the list already. It would seem that with the right medication, frame of mind, and firmness of belief, cancer can be overcome through the use of any or all of the previous. I also think that if more survivors would come forward in what ever forum they choose to tell their stories, the ignorance and fear that most of us have about the disease could be alleviated. Oh, buy the way, Judi, is the temperature of the pool water now 20 degrees below that of the air? Bomber Cheers! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) Re: Slumber parties To: Carol Hollingsworth Entriken (55) Yes Carol, I do remember those parties and the gang we ran around with. My favorite was at Pat Acton Jonson's "C" house when Tommy Groves tried to climb in her bedroom window and tripped over the rope that was intended to keep people off the newly planted grass. I remember a few at Donna Rae Callahan's house too. There were quite a few of us who ran around in that bunch of boys and girls who went to Chief Jo. You and Sherrill Hamlin, Pat, Janice Berg, Dorothy Powell, Donna Rae, Marla Jo Loman, Jan Barker, Jan Nussbaum, Sharon Bee and me. We had a great time trading crushes on various boys. Besides Tom, there was Chuck Curtis, Jerry Reed, Gary Hinkle, Richard Johnson, Craig Black, Jim Byron, and sometimes Tom Tracy although he was from the other side of town. Who else? It was all superficial and harmless, but at the time we thought it quite exciting. The greatest challenge was keeping our mothers from finding the lights all off. In those days we could wander all over town safely, and did. Great fun and memories. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) ~ Richland (where the weather is beautiful and windless today. Helicopters woke me this morning at the new Wal-Mart site where they are placing 20 air conditioning units on the roof.) ******************************************** >>From: Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) The camaan (looks like a little alligator) was in Mr. Carlson's biology aquarium. My hubby, Bob Pritchett, doesn't remember it having a name - but the kids may have had one for it. -Sue Garrison Pritchett (58) ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) Re: The Alligator There was indeed an alligator (or perhaps one of its relatives) in a classroom. I've forgotten which of the science teachers had the alligator or the alligator's name (I'm confusing this alligator with Albert from Pogo :-) -- it might have been "Al", though. -Ed Borasky (59) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Jim Anderson (72WB) Oh Jim, you are quite the knucklehead and kidder!! In the first place, I did NOT go to Chief Joseph--I went to Carmichael and the coach was Howard Chitty. So, no, I do not remember Len Sauer OR George Rallis. I remember Randy Free, Bill Blankingship and Jack Gardiner to name just a few players for Carmichael! I also remember that in the year of 1958, that Carmichael managed to beat our cross- town rivals and that the standings that year were Carmichael: W-3; L-1; and T-1 and Chief Joseph: W-2; L-2; and T-1. * :-) * Formations?!! Honey, the only FORMation that I would know about is the one I have been working on with the Spudnuts for the past few years!! That FORMation has taken on a form ALL it's own, believe me!! LOL!!!! Now, ya gotta be a happier man tonight as the Alumni Sandstorm has been real quiet the last couple of days about that harangue thing that nearly tipped you over into insanity! However, if you want to get together and discuss football OR Arctic Circle, ya will have to come to the you-know-what at you-know-where on the you-know- when! Heh, heh, heh!!! Hey, I will give ya a big ole' Bomber hug, even if you are eleven years my junior!! *G*!! The subject of the Arctic Circle must not be TOO lame as another asked about it in the Sandstorm too and I informed her that it was no longer here, but that Richland was! *G*!! Now if I remember right Jim, you are residing in Seattle, so this information might be useful to you too. Or NOT!! LOL!! I want folks out there to realize that actually Jim is really an OK guy - he believes in a condition that I have and previously sent me a great web-site with tons of information on it about it. Did I ever thank you for that by the way? I guess we COULD always talk about that subject - BORING!!! LOL!!! Do think about making it back here on that fabulous weekend that we have planned as there will be alot going on. You should find something fun to do!! See ya then? Jim? * :-) * Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland - Weather: BEAUTIFUL!! ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) Re: Magazine Article There's a great mention of the Cool Desert Nights in the June issue of Sunset Magazine (page 36). I sure hope this is held at the same time next year for the 40th reunion of the class of 62. -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Shirley -- As a matter of fact, '62 has already set the dates for their 40th... and it's in conjunction with Cool Desert Nights... Website is already up, too. -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Have been following with great interest, John Adkins and his daily dose of sing-a-long. We (the Gold Medal Class of '63) always wondered what John and "Big Frank's Gang" were doing out in the sage brush on all those Friday and Saturday nights. It's now quite obvious that what was being touted as Beer Busts, were really just male bonding experiences. You know, sitting around the campfire singing ski bus and church camp songs. The annual spring vacation "Dunes", must have been no more than their annual recital. Down in the southend at Lewis and Clark, there was quite a proud musical heritage. The music teachers I recall were Ms. Russum (we called her Miss Rumba) and Mrs. Alice Davis. They taught us all these great songs that you never hear any more. Bingo The Dog, Sarahsponda, We went to the Animal Fair, and my favorite John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt. Now Pook, Jerry Taylor, Billy Hyatt and Plows had some pretty fair, if not high pitched pipes. Me and Bobby Chipmunk were taken aside and asked to be the stage crew. I took it as an honor until I heard that monotone Hyatt try to sing in eighth grade, he had no talent, no pitch, and no range, and that was after his voice changed. My career finally got on track when I started singing Kingston Trio songs with Rob Hills, in the back of Mathis' Hillman, we were simply fantastic. Would someone please help me clear up an age old question, that has driven a wedge betwixt me and the forever young Miss Nancy? Is it Catalina Madalina Whoomersteiner.........., or is it Madalina Cataline Whoomersteiner Wallenbanger? "I've gots to know" Semper Bomberus, Jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Larry Mattingly (60) You and everyone else should NEVER feel that they can't share with all the rest of us their sorrows and worries. We are here to listen to all concerns and help in anyway we are able. Plus, it's such a joy to hear when miracles happen! -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA (we set a record of 76 degrees yesterday. Can you believe it?! Everybody was complaining on how hot it was. I, for one, thought it was JUST RIGHT. Today is a bit cooler but still very nice.) ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) "Meet Mr. Spudnut!" [URL out of date] -Gary Behymer (64) - now living in Colfax, WA ******************************************** >>From: Kathy "Kate" Hills Krafft (67) Re: Remembering Bill Rightmire (67-RIP) My dear '67 classmates... and old friends of Bill Rightmire: Recently our classmate Barb Gore learned that Bill Rightmire's son, James, who lost both of his parents (Bill and Rhonda) and his younger brother (Keith) in a tragic private plane crash last summer, is having a pretty tough time, as you can imagine! James really wants to learn more about Bill, who he misses desperately. I offered to help Barb do something special for James. The idea is to put together a little collection of...some of our stories, experiences, thoughts, or memories of Bill. So if you care to, you can just send (via email or snail mail) anything you feel like contributing... including copies of old photos (I have found color photocopies of B/W or color photos is a pretty easy way to reproduce these). Send items to Barb (she is hoping to assemble this in the next few weeks) at: Barb McCleary [physical address deleted for Barb's privacy -- if you want it, send e-mail to either Kathy or Barb and ask for it.... Anything sent to me via e-mail, I will forward on to Barb, as well. Please pass this message on to anyone else who may be interested in participating. I am sure that our efforts/whatever we put together will be greatly appreciated by James and will hopefully help him in some way during this difficult and sad time. Thanks for your help and any additional / creative ideas that any of you may have! Thanks so much!! -Kathy "Kate" Hills Krafft (67) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) Re: Ted Cadd's (66) memory of Gordon Towne... Pat and I were good friends for many years. I remember her telling me that when her dad was injured he had to crawl a huge distance with a broken back. My jaw must have been on the floor after hearing that. I don't think any of us can fully appreciate the sacrifices our vets make for us. Bless them for the job they do. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: thanks A great big Bomber thank you to those of you who sent me notes about Helen Burns. She was by far my most favorite teacher and memories of Col Hi. Thanks again. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Steve Piippo (70) Thanks to your kudos to the local softball teams. Coach Tucker does a great job and grew up with a great tradition of fastpitch softball even in the days when most men played and I know Marilyn Richey (53) will comment about women and how far the game has come. The days of the Sunshine tourney in the summer and some of the fine teams with Don Richey, Orville Marcum, Bob Cassidy, Ron Feaster, and many more including their kids. To: Jim Anderson (72WB) It's ok to include your stories about Arctic Circle. We sacked up lots of 19 cent burgers for our family and still live to tell the tale. I was not a big fan of Len Sauer as a coach but he did ok and you can spin any yarn you want about your exploits as a star player. -Greg Alley (73) ~ In Richland in the Sahara Desert where its in the 90s. ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Lori Killand Whelan (72) Yeah, Lori, I remember that spider monkey. If I remember right, it escaped one day and ended up living with a family of gnomes in the shelter belt! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Foley Bazzano (77) Re: Bomber Green & Gold Pages I really liked Larry Mattingly's (60) idea to list "Bomber Businesses" on the web page. That way they're accessible to all, yet limits the "advertising" in the Alumni Sandstorm!! Re: Pets I don't remember an alligator, but Mr. Harbour (Adv. Bio) kept a boa constrictor in an aquarium in Mac Hall. We all seemed to hold it at one time or another. We made sauerkraut in that class too. Wonder what the snake thought of that smell?? Bomber Cheers, -Mary Foley Bazzano (77) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) Re: Pets Growing up, we had a dog named: "Augey", (part beagle and part terrier) my youngest brother couldn't pronounce "doggy" when we got her, so Augey it was. She loved us kids as we did her, she took turns sleeping in our rooms, every night a different one and she knew who's turn it was. She loved to go sledding on Carmichael Hill. As a joke, one of my brothers put her on the sled as one of us kids was going down the hill. Before that, she was perfectly content running beside it. It was fun for a while, three kids and a dog on the sled (long ears and tongue flapping in the wind), but it became more work than fun. She wanted to ride up the hill as well, which wouldn't have been so bad if she were a small dog. However, she was an overweight and much too heavy, we had to carry the sled uphill so she wouldn't jump on it. We even tried to go down the hill without her, she'd run along and jump on top of us, we'd lose balance and we'd all go tumbling down the hill, it didn't bother her a bit... we had a blast When she was a puppy, she was run over by a Volkswagen Bug and broke her leg. After that, if she heard a Volkswagen coming down the road, she'd chase it and try to catch it. Anyway, a few years after chasing one, she caught one and broke her leg again. She wised up after that... she quit chasing them. She was a great mom too, she loved her puppies. Even after she was fixed, she thought she was a mom. When my cat would have kittens, she go in the closet and sleep with them, she growl at the mama cat when she came back. She'd let the kittens nurse, then she'd pick them up with her teeth and take them back to the closet with her. My cat didn't mind, she liked having a babysitter. Augey was a wonderful dog... I'll never forget her. I'm sure she's up there in "Doggy Heaven" watching out over us now. -Kim Edgar (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA (Where we've been blessed with sunshine for a few days) ******************************************** >>From: Jill Walser (81) Re: Bomber Green and Gold Pages To: Larry Mattingly (60) et al: Thank you for your perspective on promoting Bomber business via the Alumni Sandstorm. I too would hate it if anything spoiled such a remarkable network such as what we have here. It would be even more unfortunate than having so much potential wasted. Introducing the commercial aspect into anything tends to taint it somewhat, but the overall usefulness typically outweighs that. On the whole, for me there doesn't yet seem to be a compelling reason for us not to team up and support one another in such a tangible way as to do business with each other. Maren as editor, could either be keeper of the best interests of us all, and as such would need to be a willing participant of any editing that proved necessary. Maybe we could establish some simple guidelines, no more than 20 words per spiel, no more often than once every six months etc., and open the door to anyone choosing to pipe in about their business. Or, we could simply have another link off the email to a Bomber Directory [Bomber Green & Gold Pages], people could choose to look at it at will, whenever they needed a new muffler, opened up a new Denny's franchise or suddenly had an Amway epiphany. This would take Maren out of the middle of it. I think its only fair to let Maren get the first vote on this one, or offer any other suggestions. And by all means, if any of you think this idea is just nuts, speak now or forever hold your horses... or something like that... -Jill Walser (81) ~ Redmond, WA - (Where it got up to 76 with 82 predicted for tomorrow!) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/24/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy (45), Bob Harmon (51), Judi Pearson (54), Stephanie Dawson (60), Judy Willox (61), John Adkins (62), Paula Beardsley (62), Marianne Matthews (63), Maren Smyth (64), Ron Sledge (65), Pam Ehinger (67), Steve Piippo (70), Brad Wear (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (45/46) Re: Big C To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) If you want someone to come forward re Cancer, here I am. I am a 8 yr survivor of a nasty form of prostate C. I have had a couple of ops, radiation and it is still there. But we have it under control. Bob, you are correct that the right attitude is 90 % of the battle. Also, no one should allow fear to overcome regular checkups. If it is found that you are infected, stay positive. Also, do what I did. Thank god that it is you and not your kids and grandkids. Love to you, Judi, and hang in there. Beaver/Bomber Cheers -Dick McCoy (45/46) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman (51) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Hey Sandy, I'm a Bomber from '51 and it is good to hear from you. I am a bit disappointed, however, I was never invited to one of your sleep overs. Maybe I'm the wrong gender. I also don't recall any of the kissing games you talked about. I guess I was not properly equipped. Just joking. I am glad to hear from you and to know you are still around and that you remember the days at Col Hi. I remember them well and am thrilled to have this nice method of hearing what's happening with our class mates and other Bomber alums. Where are you living now and will you be at the September [Club40] thing? -Bob Harman (51) ******************************************** >>From: Judi Pearson Parker (54) To: Bob Carlson aka Mike Clowes (54) You are so right. The right treatment, frame of mind and firmness of belief all contribute to conquering cancer. Larry Mattingly's (60) daughter demonstrated all of those. It does seems that those of us who grew up in Richland in the 40s and 50s seem to have a high rate of cancer. Could it be that we "glowed"? There are many of us who survive. Must be a "Bomber" thing! Has anyone heard how Gordon Anderson (54) is? Bomber Cheers, -Judi Pearson Parker (54)~ Phoenix, AZ 109 degrees today, 29 degrees hotter than the pool water. ******************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) Re: That Song To: Jim Hamilton (63) (with apologies for the spelling -- who knew?) In Camp Fire Girls, it was, Catalina, Madelina Hoopensteina Wallanina Hogan Bogan Logan was her name. (chorus) She had ten hairs on top of her head Five were alive and five were dead Catalina ---- (repeat chorus) She had two lips as big as wieners She used them for a vacuum cleaner Catalina--- Her ears were as big as sails on a boat Her adams apple bounced up and down her throat Catalina-- She had two eyes in the middle of her head One was glass and one was lead Catalina-- (slowly) One day a car hit poor Catalina (pause) (rapidly) The owner had to buy a new machina Catalina--- With age, all the good stuff comes back! -Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) ~ Richland (where it's been around 95 during the day, but tonight the wind nearly blew my SUV off the road) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Jim Hamilton (63) I went to the animal fair, The birds and bees were there. The big baboon, by the light of the moon, Was combing his auburn hair. The elephant chased the monk, The monk ran up his trunk. The elephant sneezed, fell on his knees, And that was the end of the monk, the monk, the monk! :-)!! -Contributed by a Lewis and Clark Alumni (1948-1955) Now, if I could just remember the words to Sarahsponda as well, I would be a wonder huh? I remember the tune, just not all the words. Care to share your wealth here? If I could, I would help you (or maybe the young Miss Nancy) out with your quandary on the Cat/Mad song, but I don't remember it either. Why I would remember the ridiculous one above is anybody's guess!! LOL!! To: Kathy Hills Krafft (67) Kathy, Have you thought about maybe researching through the volumes of sitting dates for Marlin Studios down at the CREHST museum? Perhaps there are old photographs of Bill, Rhonda or other family members that would be of interest to James. This could be a great place to find things for James to treasure as Marlins did a lot of Richland High's Junior and Senior pictures back in those days and you just might find Bill's there. Perhaps too Bill's parents had family pictures done there or there are some of other events in the family, i.e.: weddings, anniversaries, etc. I wish that I had known Bill so that I could share things with this young man, but cannot help in this department. If, however, I can be any assistance to you on the CREHST matter, please let me know. I remember the story about the plane crash in the news last summer and my heart went out to this young man. God bless him and give him the courage to get through this terrible loss in his life!! To: Mike Davis (74) No, no, no Mike, it ran up the elephants trunk!! Heh, heh!! Bomber Cheers to All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ~ Another beautiful day is a comin'! And our pool is open! ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: jimbeaux I'm afraid, Jimbeaux, has got Madalina Cataline Whoomersteiner Wallenbanger confused with his own cousin, Harvey. This does not surprise anyone from the class of '62 knowing the class of '63 has a Coat of Arms with a five pound sack of flower as it's centerpiece. -John Adkins (62) ~ Richland - Oh boy is it hot! ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Been out of the loop for awhile and finally got caught up on the Sandstorms. Broke my leg and had surgery in March and just hibernated for a couple of months. Good to be back amongst the living as they say. Sorry I can't make the R2K+1 bash at the Hanford House but will be busy in the park getting ready for the street dances. Be sure to find me and say hello when you get to the park. I'll be in the general vicinity of the ticket booth so just ask for me. Someone will know where I am. Would love the chance to visit with old friends. To: John Adkins (62) John, I'd been wondering where all those brain cells I've been missing lately went. Now I know. I think you ended up with them. You're scaring me with this collection of "really old" stuff you remember. Your memory is much better than mine - I can't remember what was for breakfast most days. To: Vera Smith Robbins (58) Vera You know my heart is aching for you at the lost of dear June. Memories of you, Junie, Chuck, Asole and Poppy overwhelm me. You know where I am and am ready to give that hug any time. Re: Lloyd Swain (66) Someone was inquiring about Lloyd a few days ago. Yes, he has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing radiation and chemo. His spirits are good but he has had a struggle since surgery in March. He and Ruth are keeping a low profile as he needs as much rest as possible. I know e-mail communications would be welcome but visits and phone calls tire him out. We keep him in our hearts and prayers and hope all you fellow Bombers will do the same. Keep Fighting Lloyd- We love ya. Re: Dad (Paul Beardsley) online He is enjoying hearing from many of you since he announced his entrance into the 21st century. He loves to hear from the "kids" of all his pals from the old days. He is also a great history source if you have questions about what happened when. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** >>From: Marianne Matthews Wood (63) Re: Moore Mansion + More about the Moore.... The Moore Mansion was built by the uncle of Ken Wood (61). As the "after fire" Tri-City Herald article stated, he built it for his wife who needed a dryer climate due to her tuberculosis. Moore drew up innovative plans for an irrigation project he planned to do at the mansion to bring "life" and a cash crop to the desert but was unable to carry that out due to his wife's illness. The beautiful birds-eye maple paneling in the mansion that was painted over in later years came from the presidential suite of a hotel in Seattle that Moore built on the top of Denny that was dismantled when the regrade was done. When Moore sold the mansion it was Ken's grandfather, Moore's brother, who negotiated the deal with the Carstens. The money from the sale was used to make payroll in Moore's venture into the steel business in Ironton, WA up-sound from Seattle. As the story goes, he was pushed out of that business by the big steel companies and lost nearly everything. This Moore is also the one who built the Moore Theatre in Seattle that still stands today. Sad about the fire. Ken's grandfather developed a great deal of waterfront property in greater Seattle including a large parcel on Mercer Island but the crash of '29 took a severe toll on that business. It's fun to think about "what ifs" if there was any of that property left in the family that could be sold today......... alas, there is none. Just thought folks might find this interesting. -Marianne Matthews Wood (63) and Ken (61) ~ Bothell, WA where the sun is shining, the rhodies are in bloom the hummingbirds are humming and it's my brother's birthday: Terry Matthews (60) ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth (64) Re: Alligator "Ally" was in Mr. Carlson's tank. -Maren Smyth (63/64) ******************************************** >>From: Ron Sledge (65) To: Jim Hamilton (63) Jimbeaux, I know it must have been explained before but I may have been on one of my trips to foreign locals and missed the explanation. My sis, being one of your classmates, cannot clear up the mystery for me so I turn to you for assistance. What in the world made '63 a "Gold Medal Class"? Kidding aside, I have been reading the Sandstorm faithfully since the beginning and have to say it is really nice to get the daily dose of the old hometown news and information on topics that would never cross my mind otherwise. It is also nice to see input from classmates now and then. Hope some of them are around when I get up to the TC in August (Mom's 80th bday) -Ron Sledge (65) ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) Re: Alligator! His name was "Ally" and he lived in Mr. Carlson's biology class. Well in 65-67 he did anyway!! Mr. Carlson moved to Hanford after it opened so I have no idea what happened to "Ally". Re: Slumber Parties Talk of slumber parties and the Kissing games!! Pat Blake (65) had great parties! I understand that she can't be found!! So that means I can make up things!! LOL We'd dance and then play spin the bottle or just turn the lights way low!! Do you remember this Jon Elliot (67)? Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ~ Thorp, WA (was in the 80s! Getting hot!) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Mike Davis (74) From: Old Grump (70) I'd say the RHS or Hanford fast pitch softball teams would whip those old men's teams of yesteryear, fair and square. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear (71) Re: Alligator The gator was in Ed "Grass Hopper" Carlson's class. I was fascinated by it... especially in my Sophomore year when I had Mr. Carlson for Biology. I was in making up a lab one day after school with several other people when I think it was Danny Cleppy (71) decided to touch the gator. I was pretty adventuresome (read: stupid) back then, but I knew better than to attempt that feat. Well, Danny was more adventuresome than me (read: dumber) and decided he was going to touch it. I told him it wasn't a good idea, but no, he had to do it. The sliding glass was open so he eased on over and was about to touch it when I said "You sure you want to do that?" Well, he paused for a minute and decided he'd just touch it with a pencil... a new one I might add. Danny reached into the gator's pen and touched it with the pencil. It moved faster than you could react and it snapped the pencil in half. Needless to say Danny invoked the Lord's name in vane and I had to leave the room to use the little boys' room I was laughing so hard. So much for reticulated eye lids. Advantage gator. Every time I see a gator I think about that incident. There were several other gator incidents while I was at Col-Hi, but that was the most memorable. -Brad Wear (71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/25/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey (53), Karen Cole (55), Shirley Atwood (58), Vera Smith (58), Janet Wilgus (59), Janice Woods (60WB), Judy Willox (61), Linda anderson (61), Rosalie Lansing (63), Linda Reining (64), Janie O'Neal (65), Vicki Schrecengost (67), Ken Staley (68), Jim Anderson (72WB), Vicki Owens (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: "Bomber Green & Gold Pages" website is up! Take a peek: ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) Re: Big C I, too, am a two time survivor of the "C". I am sure that attitude is helpful in your dealing with the disease. I agree with Dick McCoy (45/46) that you can know about it, but until you deal with it directly, it's a different story. I will again if it happens, fight like hell to overcome it and deal with the results. Here's to all who have dealt with this in their lives and the Bomber men and women will never give up. To: Steve Piippo (70) Re: Girls Fast pitch Teams of RHS & Hanford The best thing that has happened in the past fifteen years is that girls get a chance to compete against other school teams. When we were in high school we played play days against girls activity clubs such as GAA at Richland. I have to admit that Richland possessed some good talent along with Pasco. It usually ended up with those two left to play in a round robin play. At that time, girls in Richland had to play in the women's league or not play at all unless in a church league. I know I was very lucky when I started pitching, that I had a great deal of men in this area who helped me learn the ropes of pitching. Then at that time, the Pacific Northwest had some of the best women softball pitchers and players in the US... it was still a women's sport and some of us who were younger got the opportunity to play with them and grow in our skills. There weren't any of the young girls' teams like there are now... it gives them the opportunity to gain and fine tune their softball skills. There were no college funds for us to get scholarships to play ball. You still had to play with older women. I played from 1947-1956 and then left the game til '62 when I started playing with Yakima Webb Cats. They were members of the Northwest Women's Major Softball League which included Victoria and Vancouver, BC; Seattle, Yakima, Spokane WA; Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, 2 teams from Portland and Medford, OR. It was home and home series from April til August. It was considered the second toughest league in the country. Some of these teams played men during the week and beat some of them... and they weren't the old men. The major difference has been the pitching length... going from 35' and then in the 50s to 38' and finally in the 60s to 40'. I know now it is 43' but in international ball it is 40'. That is when it was 35' with the pitching at that time by the big pitchers... men had a hard time in their timing in hitting women. I am very proud the way RHS and Hanford have done in the past years in the Big Nine. I have watched Lindsey Tucker coach at Hanford and he runs a tight ship. I have watched RHS the last few years since returning to live in Richland and my great niece Brooke Bruun (99) plays first base for the Bombers and her sister Brittany Bruun (02) pitches some ball for the Bombers. The girls have it good for getting the opportunity to play a sport they enjoy. Things will continue to get better in all phases of girls sports for RHS and HHS. GOOD LUCK IN STATE -Marilyn Richey (53) ~ Richland (where it's time to get the sports car out and go for a nice ride this evening. ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll (55) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Hi Mike, I, too, am a cancer survivor of 14 years. Our son is a cancer survivor of 15 years and his son (the miracle kid) is a cancer survivor of five years. Our grandson is a walking miracle. He was diagnosed with an almost stage four brain tumor. He had surgery with no brain damage, radiation and chemo. The chemo left him with a hearing loss, but with nothing debilitating as anticipated. At five years old, his chances were zilch. People all over the country prayed for him and it worked!!! He's a healthy normal boy. All of us credit attitude and prayer. We all, even the little guy, knew we were going to make it. To any of you out there, don't give up. Think positive!! Each day is a blessing. -Karen Cole Correll (55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA (92 degrees, dry and wonderful) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Atwood Sun (58) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) I remember singing the song as a child and have taught to all of my children. I am not sure of the spelling, but if you read it phonetically, this is the way I remember it. Boom day boom day boom day Sarahsponda Sarahsponda Sarahsponda ret set set Sarahsponda Sarahsponda Sarahsponda ret set set a door ray oh, adore ray boom day oh adore boom day ret set set ah say posse oh. Bomber Cheers! -Shirley Atwood Sun (58) ~ Chatsworth, CA (where it gets very hot when the sun shines.) ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins (58) Re: Thanks to all I just want to say thanks to all of you who wrote such wonderful sympathy emails to me about my sister, June (63-RIP). It was so heart warming and uplifting to me. It was wonderful to know that so many people remember her and had such nice things to say about her. She had Scleraderma which is normally hardening of the skin, however this disease attacked her organs. It was hardening her lungs and heart and she could not breathe. Now she can breathe again. Thanks again to all of you who wrote to me. -Vera Smith Robbins (58) ~ Richland ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) To: Brad Wear (71) Yes, Mr. Carlson had the little alligator in the terrarium when I had biology in 1958 and someone used to have the privilege of feeding him his liver on a string... don't remember how often. Your class had the moniker "Grasshopper" for our brilliant scientist/teacher; we weren't so kind... "Roach," was the name of the day and I'm just certain that those in the class of 1957 must have created it... we tended to gear off them. I remember at the time I had wanted the noted Ida Mecum for my teacher, but I made a lot of new friends in the Carlson class... and some of them were ANIMALS, too! Bomber "Really Neat!" cheers to all..Janet -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) I believe it may have been our St. Bernard, Art. He was only 6 months old and very LARGE. We lived on Cullum right across from Lewis and Clark. He would wait for my brother and me after school... sometimes he just couldn't wait and came on over to find us. His Season was Winter, obviously, and people saw him a lot; Summers he spent under the porch in the shade, where he acquired "mange" and he had to wear that purple stuff from the Vet, Gentian Violent, but he never was. -Janice Woods Ehrke (60WB) ~ foggy San Francisco, CA ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Stephanie Dawson Janisek (60) Hey Gal, thanks for jogging the old memory cells! Nooooow I remember that song... well sorta! *G*!! Yeh, good ole' Camp-Fire Girls. Did it for many years and then was a leader for many more. Did ya ever get to Camp Roganunda? I went for several years and just loved it... even those bitter cold swims in the mornings for the ole' polar bear patch! Great memories!! To: Marianne Matthews Wood (63) and Ken Wood (61) Yes! Marianne and Ken, I found your information quite fascinating. Who knew? Well obviously not me as I had no idea that Ken was related to that house! *G*!! Have you been to the TCH site that has all the pictures and stories of her? You should add your entry to the forum section. I was in touch with a fellow that extensively photographed her every "nook and cranny" as he put it, I believe for her restoration process. His name is Gary White... ring any bells? Doesn't it just make you sick with what has happened to this beautiful home? I can't believe that someone could be so cruel and stupid as to just thoughtlessly erase a piece of history like the Moore Mansion. She had been through so much already! I had a book that I had copied at one time about her. I believe that I originally found that book at the Kennewick library and copied it for myself as I was so fascinated with her. I think the name of that book (which was actually a notebook full of pages) was called "Big House on the Columbia". Do you remember a book like that, Ken? I had the privilege of going through her with my cub- scout troop (yeh folks, I was one of those too for a few years!) at one time that she was empty and we were delighted with her secret passages and such. Even were brave enough to go through the cobwebs to go through those that we could. I fell in love with that house then and wanted to see her restored to her original splendor and made into a tourist attraction for the area so many could see her real beauty up close and personal! Gee, Ken and Marianne, why didn't you do that? *G*!! Hopefully she will find someone to really love her, restore her to her original state and beauty and then give her the loving care that she deserves! I wish that I could afford her, I would do just that!! I hope to see you both at the '61 class reunion in June... there is a lot going on and it will be a very busy but fun weekend! To: Maren and Other Animal Story Writers (several different years *g*!) Yep, Mr. Carlson always had some slimy (well, not really) creature or another hangin' around his classroom. I hated the durn things, and I am sure that he became offended when one did hate them! I think that is why he flunked me! *G*!! The story that Brad Wear (71) told was a riot! To: Dick McCoy (45/46) I am glad to hear of your success with surviving prostrate cancer, Dick. My husband's Grandfather died of that and we had one scare with James [my husband], but he was clear. However, we watch close. James is not a native of here but is from Texas. I, on the other hand, have been here since I was a seven month old baby, and I survived my cancer which left me barren when I was but 27 years old. Luckily I had my two kids before that, so I was able to be a Mother and now a Grandmother. I am now under watch for yet another form of cancer and I sometimes get tired of living with it over my head, but mostly I just do not think about it. I lost my Father to colon cancer when he was but 61 years old, and I had a scare with that too. It is also something that I have to watch closely. I also had a gall bladder that darn near killed me and an appendix that darn near killed me. I live with thyroid problems and also a condition that likes to try to run my life for me, but I keep letting it know who's the boss all the time. Yeh, I pay dearly for that at times, but I am the ruler of my life! So Bob/Mike, there is a real survivor story for you! Hopefully!!!!! Bomber Cheers (as well as Beaver Cheers), -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland (Very hot yesterday, very windy and dusty last night and lookin' to be HOT again today! ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Linda Anderson Walley (61) Date: Thu May 24 01:13:55 2001 Hi you guys It is great to be back in WA and finally get my computer up and running. Loving this quite quaint little town of Soap Lake. This is a super fun website. Thanks to the great Bomber Boomers. Love to hear from you all. -Linda Anderson Walley (61) ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) Re: Moore Mansion It is so sad to hear about the Moore Mansion. We live off road '74, on the river... we built this lovely little abode 3 years ago. One of the things I loved doing was going down the walking path that runs along the shores and looking at the mansion. So when I read in Alumni Sandstorm about the razing, my heart sank. While we are traveling from state to state trying to improve the power supply, it is good to news of back home, weather it be good or bad. Re: Memories of car hops I was one of the very first sweet little girls hired to work at Zips drive-in when it was first built. I just loved running back forth delivering fries, tarter sauce and cokes. It was just the place to be in the early 60s. I had to work to support my shoe fetish, and buying cheer leading clothes. Back in "62-63", the school gave every song leader, cheerleader $50.00... that paid for our Bomber jackets. Then we had to buy emblems (LOTS of them), 2 uniform, one for football and one for basketball, 2 pairs of shoes, I think it was over $600.00, A lot for a girl to make. It made for good work skills. Plus what a way to meet BOYS. Fun, fun times. Slumber parties were awesome. We never slept. Beth Parker (63), Whew!! What times... what we didn't do... cut and bleach our hair with straight peroxide... cut off our eyebrows one time. Also would walk all over town... went to the bowling alley and take toilet paper and paper all over town. I remember papering Mr. Haag's house and Col Hi all in one night. That was in our senior year. Her parents were great but naive, I suppose. We seemed like such nice girls... who would have thought. We had parties every week-end all through Chief Jo and Col Hi. Bounding times and great talks about boys and then boys some more. Wow how amazing were those days. To: Tedd Cadd (66) Gordon Towne was a good family friend of ours. We would go over to their house and I, too was amazed at his size. But what a great guy, He truly was a hero. He was a fireman. I believe he was first with the Richland department and then he became the head of the Hanford firefighters. He died about 2 years ago. Yes what an effect our teachers and troop leaders had and have one morals and minds. Spudnuts would be so good now... all they have here in Houston is Krispy Kremes. My husband loves them but then again he doesn't have good taste since he's from New Jersey, What would I expect? This is my wedding anniversary week-end, will spend it in Galveston. Caaan't believe this guy has stayed with me all these years!!! Good to be a BOMBER in Houston... 85 and nice!! -Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Jim Hamilton (63) Re: silly songs... have you heard of this one?? My gal's a corker, she's a New Yorker, I buy her anything to keep her in style, She's got a head of hair, just like a grizzly bear, Chorus Hey boys, that's where my money goes My gal's a corker ... keep her in style, She's got ears, just like two giant pears, Chorus My gal's a corker ... keep her in style, She's got a pair of eyes, just like two lemon pies, Chorus My gal's a corker ... keep her in style, She's got a nose, just like a garden hose, Chorus My gal's a corker ... keep her in style, She's got lips, just like potato chips, Chorus My gal's a corker ... keep her in style, She's got a neck, just like a "poop-deck", Chorus My gal's a corker ... keep her in style, She's got a pair of arms, just like ____(can't remember) Chorus My gal's a corker ... keep her in style, She's got a waist, just like a tube of paste Chorus My gal's a corker ... keep her in style, She's got hips, just like two battleships Chorus My gal's a corker ... keep her in style, She's got legs, just like two wooden pegs Chorus My gal's a corker, she's a New Yorker I buy her anything to keep her in style She's got feet, just like two slabs of meat Hey boys, that's where my money goes!!!!!! -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA (where it is HOT and getting HOTTER ******************************************** >>From: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) Re: Camp Songs I wanted to tell you all how much I'm enjoying some of the camp songs you've submitted. We're having a family reunion up in the mountains and I've been coping them down. It well be fun to sit down and sing them around the campfire. Can't wait to see how my grandson and nephews react. My husband and I told a drive out in the country tonight and as we were driving down the highway the most wonderful aroma of mint filled the air and it reminded me of summers in Richland when Mom and Dad would through us kids in the back seat of the car in our P.J.s and we'd take off for the Kennewick Drive-in. We'd get almost there and the cars were lined up down one road and turned lift down another. We'd be waiting what seemed like forever but I didn't mind to much because we were between two mint fields and the smell was wonderful. Does anyone else remember that? -Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) Slumber parties were certainly fun, but does anyone remember how "The Limbo" became such a craze? Not good for the back or the knees, but boy were we agile back then! -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) ~ McLean, VA (where the sun shone brilliantly yesterday and rain is forecast for the next 5 days) ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley (68) Re: June Visit I have friends visiting from the Houston, TX area the last week in June this year. A quick trip to the local Chamber of Commerce to see what local attractions there might be garnered suggestions that I take them out of town to Pendleton or, believe it or not, Ritzville! I'm looking for things uniquely Tri-Cities to show them while they're here. Any suggestions will be deeply appreciated. Since they took the lights off the old Sham- Na_Pum (Not to mention what they did to that beautiful course!), I'm fresh out. -Ken Staley (68) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Anderson (72WB) To: Greg Alley (73) Glad to get the green light on the boring AC/football stories. Now if only I could find a way to combine the two. How about "Once on the way to football practice, I stopped at AC and who should I run into but Len Sauer, CJ football coach! We shared a ranch burger, and boy was it good!" Mr. Sauer was certainly an interesting character. I took mechanical drawing from him, and being the mechanical genius that I am, not to mention the drawing wizard, well, let's just say it wasn't pretty. The year I played for him, he really put some big stuff on us, like before we played Carmichael (we lost), he gave us this big speech about how important it was to win to validate his coaching and his system, I think some of us were taken aback... we just thought we were supposed to go and have fun and maybe win. He had this maniacal laugh, and I was always kind of scared of him. Is there a Dairy Queen in Richland? There are zero in Seattle, only in suburbs. I recently traveled through Eastern Oregon, and was forced to stop daily for blizzards, due to lack of access here. I recently discovered that you can make up your own blizzard, like today I had coconut, pecans, and dip-cone chocolate. I can't even begin to explain how refreshing this mixture was. I did have to fight off a valiant "up-selling" effort by the DQ counter person, "Mediums are on sale today, would you like a medium instead of a small?" I gathered myself, cleared my throat, looked her square in the eye, and said "No thanks, ma'am... I'll stick with the small." To: Judy Willox (61) You're kind, and I'll do everything I can to attend the R2K+1 event just to meet you. I'll have to check my schedule though, I might have to wash my hair that day, but maybe I can postpone it, since I don't have any hair any more, what am I going to do, wash my scalp? How long can that take? *LODRK*!! -Jim Anderson (72WB) ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To: Jim Hamilton (63) I always thought it was Madalina Catalina Whoopensteiner Wallerbeaner?! Truth to tell, when I was working at King's Lake Girl Scout Camp back in the mid-seventies, some person sent us a multiple choice questionnaire (no jive) with several variations of that name. There were others on it, too, like John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith and the Johnny Lebeque (the guy with the sausage machine that ate "all of the neighbors cats and dogs"). There were also sets of lyrics for that genre of camp songs. I was amazed that the questionnaire was research for a doctorate degree! Apparently the hypotheses has something to do with the way those things change from region to region -- kind of like a giant game of "gossip" on a national level. Hmmm... -Vicki Owens (72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/26/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and one announcement today: Jack Lowery (49), Jerry Oakley (51), Gus Keeney (57), Max Case (57), Pete Wascher (60), Judy Willox (61), Sandra Genoway (62), Susie Shaver (63), Linda Reining (64), David Rivers (65), Jack Tate (66WB), Dorris Meloeny (68), Kim Edgar (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** ENGAGEMENT/WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Here comes another "Bomber Combo"... Terry Hutson Semmern (74) and Dale Gunter (69) will be married on June 30, 2001 in Coeur d'Alene, ID and will reside in Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Lowrey (49) To: Dick McCoy (45/46) I, too, am a survivor of the "Big C". Had Colon Cancer in '85. Caught it early and the Doc was able to cut it out. No chemo but a helluva an operation. Very lucky. Good luck with your recovery. -Jack Lowrey (49) ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Oakley (51) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Re: Spin the bottle. Boy, do I ever remember those parties... I brought my own bottle. -Jerry Oakley (51) ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) What do you mean "tended to gear off" us [57ers]??!! We wouldn't have done anything (snicker, snicker) of that sort. Sheeeeese!!! -Gus Keeney (57) ~ Yuma, AZ (where the temp yesterday was 115 and cooled down to 112 today out in the Foothills!! ******************************************** >>From: Max Case (57) To: Vera Smith Robbins (58) Vera, These lines come to mind reading of your gratitude for those who remembered your sister-- "The Love of God is broader than the measure of man's mind, and the Heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind." You are remembered by many friends and high school classmates over the years. May your positive memories of your sister give you peace with each passing day. -Max Case (57) ~ Indpls, IN ******************************************** >>From: Pete Wascher (60) Re: passing of Pete Wascher, age 84 Thanks to all of you who shared reminisces of my dad. it triggered my memories and gave me some new stories... and that's all we have now. What a classy bunch you are! H was very proud of his time in Richland. -Pete Wascher (60) ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Shirley Atwood Sun (58) Thanks, Shirley, for the words. I knew that it went something like that, but just could not bring it to mind. Now the tune won't come to mind. Jeez!! *G*! To: Linda Anderson Walley (61) Hey, Linda, now that you ARE back in WA, please come to the reunion in June. Would love to see you again. It is gonna be one heck of a weekend!! See ya there? Hope so!! To: Linda Reining (64) Lordy, Linda, that song is as bad as this: Woman's hair, beautiful hair What words of praise I utter. But oh how sick it makes me feel To see it in the butter! Yech! Huh? *G*!! To: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) I do!! That is what is so nice about living around here... the clean smell of the crops as they come alive and are ready to be harvested. I too always loved the smell of that mint AND getting to go to the drive-in in our p.j.s!! Also to the Pasco drive-in as well. These two were always the biggest and the most fun in the area, don't you think? To: Ken Staley (68) There are a number of places that you could go, Ken. When my in-laws came up from the south, they wanted to see a number of things that I will suggest here. They did the wine tours here and were fascinated with the process of making wine. We took them to the Maryhill Museum and the Stonehenge Replica. We went to Leavenworth to show them that unique town and while we were up that way we went over toward Wenatchee and took them through the neatest dam up by there. Not only were they able to see just how a dam works and the fish ladders, but there was a pretty neat museum in the lower part of the dam that had a lot of old radios, electricity parts, etc. I really enjoyed that. There is also a little museum over in Pasco that has a lot of history of the railroad days here. We also took them over to Walla Walla and through the fort there. Let me not forget our own museum here in Richland... the CREHST museum that has the history of Hanford and how we developed the town of Richland here as well as White Bluffs history and the story of our Alphabet Houses here. I am sure that you can keep them busy, Ken! Oh yeh, take them by the Moore Mansion and show them what a beauty she WAS!! Good visiting!! To: Jim Anderson (72WB) Oh, Jim, you are always a source of entertainment young man! So wash your scalp and mosey on down here for that reunion. Now I'm compelled to not only give ya a big hug but a big kiss right on the top of that dome of yours! *G*!! Yes, there is a Dairy Queen here and it is right up the street from where the reunion will be! What luck is that, huh?!! See ya then? Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland - Hot, hot, hot!!! ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) To: Janie O'Neal Janssen (65) Mint fields! Mmmmm... I will never forget that wonderful scent, while my mom and dad drove to places in Eastern WA. To: Jim Anderson (72WB) You need to come up north, boy, to Snohomish land -- there are Dairy Queens all over the place! Re: Krispy Kremes I heard on the news that Krispy Kremes is waiting until this fall to open its six stores on the "Eastside" of King County and "South End" (Federal Way). I am wondering: would the Spudnut people be at all interested in starting franchises in the Puget Sound area, and could they possibly do this *before* this fall? Talk about Bomber businesses; I'm sure there are some Bombers over here that would be interested in getting some better donut stores in this area! -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) Here's to all of you who jumped off the railroad trestles into the Columbia River. I was a tomboy and loved it. I can remember floating down the irrigation troughs, and grabbing at the last timber, before going over the edge. What fun we had! For my 40th birthday, my husband surprised me with a hot air balloon ride. For my 50th, he had me jump out of a plane... free falling (insert Tom Petty music) I asked him afterwards, "What made you think that I would do this?" He said, "You're too damn curious not to...!" He does know me... I loved the silly stuff we did as kids. I can remember trying to swim over to an island in the Columbia, but we had to start up river, as the current was so strong. Good memories. -Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) ~ in Olyville, WA (where the weather has been awesome... we put our boat in tonite... it started. WOW! All is good..... Happy Memorial Weekend to you! ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Remember: Blue Birds (early grade school); Camp Fire Girls (late grade school and junior high)... sewing beads on our vests and picking out an Indian name and making a scrap book about that name and using symbols to communicate. my Indian name was "So-Ang-E-Ta-Ha" and it meant "laughing one"; Horizon Club" in high school and being camp counselors for BlueBird/Camp Fire Girls Day Camp in Columbia Park. anyone out there remember the "flasher/pervert" lurking behind the girls' bathroom? going to Camp Fire Girls camp, but can't remember where it was, think we stayed two weeks. -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA we got a "cool front"... was only 90 today!!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Why were some of us Brownies and others Blue Birds? Why were some of us Girl Scouts and others Camp Fire Girls? Both have good cookies!! -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Parker's Basement Rosalie Lansing (63) made me really wonder. Between the '63 girls and the 65ers, how did the Parker's (Judy 60, Beth 63 and Laura 65) basement ever get cleaned? I gotta think Judy's friends were there too. Plus, all of the guys dating the Parker girls. (what a great place to check out all the coolest cars in town). Now that I think of it, I'm surprised we didn't have to make reservations... "Class of 65 for 10:30, please... Oh that's taken... how 'bout 11:45?... no? Well, do you take walk-ins?" I'll never forget moving in to the house across Stevens from them at the end of 6th grade. I had a rather abrupt first meeting with the entire family around dinner time that will live in my memory for ever... thankfully, Laura and I can laugh about it now... 42 years later. As I recall, Whitey, Laura's dog, came over to visit Pepper, my dog... as the growling and snarling got to a fever pitch, I chased Whitey across the street and threw a rock... right into the picnic table where the entire Parker family was having dinner... Laura and I exchanged pleasantries... and that was my intro to one of the most fun family of girls in town! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** >>From: Jake Tate (66WB) Re: Mr. Carlson's science class I'd forgotten about Mr. Carlson until this conversation came up. I seem to remember that some rapscallions went to Lloyd's Center, purchased some baby alligators and then placed them in the tank with "Ally." I, of course, had nothing to do with the prank. Further, I distinctly remember someone betting Delbert Loose (66, I believe) that he wouldn't eat his dissection project. The only thing I'm not sure of, was what Mr. Carlson had us cutting up at the time. It may have been a frog, but I also remember cutting up little pigs. Anyway, the bet was lost. My best to all. I sure wish I could attend the reunion this Summer! -Jake Tate (66WB) ******************************************** >>From: Dorris Meloeny (68) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Re: Sarahsponda - Don't know if this helps. Always liked that song also, but remember it phonetically, and am sure to be corrected: Sarahsponda, Sarahsponda, Sarahsponda ret, set, set Sarahsponda, Sarahsponda, Sarahsponda ret, set, set. Ah doh ray oh Ah doh ray boom day oh. Ah doh ray boom day ret, set, set, Ah doh ray boom day oh. Probably woefully incomplete. Sorry. (I also still sing "Lambs eat oats" song, one of our favorites; and also "We're Poor Little sheep who have lost our way, Bah, Bah, Bah.") Re: Bill Rightmire (67-RIP) Sorry to hear about Bill Rightmire. I think he lived about a block away from where I did - 1632 Horn. He was a good friend of Jim Hill, I think, who lived on the short cross street perpendicular to Horn - was that Waldrup? Anyway, I am sorry for his children, and hope you can put together a comforting remembrance. -Dorris Meloeny (68) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar (79) Re: The Red Steer Does anyone have any fun memories of the "Red Steer" off of Jadwin? I loved their flavored cokes. -Kim Edgar (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA (Blessed with 5 full days of sunshine, and people are complaining it's too hot and they miss the rain) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/27/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Marian Howser (51), Norma Loescher (53), Larry Mattingly (60), Judy Willox (61), John Adkins (62), Earl Bennett (63), Susie Shaver (63), Linda Reining (64), Robin Frister (73), Mary Davidson (85) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marian Howser (51) Re: 5/14/01 Alumni Sandstorm To: Joan Eckert Sullens (51) Dear Joan Yes, I'll find you. They must have name tags. Bye now. Love, -Marian Howser (51) ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell (53) First the bad news. A lot of you know former teacher Nancy Roy. Her husband Norman is in Kadlec's Critical Care Unit after having a 12 pound (!) spleen removed. He has non-small cell leukemia, another Big C. Nancy Roy is living at Kadlec day in, day out and would appreciate your prayers and positive thoughts. Now the good news. There are three generations of Richland High School graduation speakers in the Rieck family! Giny Rieck (50) was one of the top five in her graduating class and was chosen to speak at Commencement. Her son Jeff Rieck (77) spoke as Salutatorian. Now Dan Rieck (01) will speak as Valedictorian. I love it! -Norma Loescher Boswell (53) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Anyone attending the annual Laserlight Festival, Sunday the 27th at Grand Coulee Dam, please stop and say hi. I will be in the middle of the top of the dam from mid-morning on. Fireworks are immediately after the laser show. We will fire a 16-in shell, the largest ever fired from the top of the dam. For those of you in the Puget Sound region, there will be a large fireworks display July 9 on the Seattle waterfront. This is for the Baseball All Star Game. The fireworks are for the party the night before the game. We will launch it from a barge off of the Bell St. Pier Thanks again to all of you who made so many wonderful comments about my daughter Sandra and my new granddaughter. I think I finally got all of you answered personally. To: Kim Edgar (79) I, too, remember the Red Steer's flavored cokes... and they had great onion rings. Especially when the Walla Wallas were up. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly (60) ~ From Coulee Dam where it will likely be 100 today (Sat). ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: Linda Reining (64) Remember? Oh yes, I sure do! They are some of my fondest memories! We did so much in those days as Bluebirds/Campfire Girls and I wish they would get back to those basics! After the whole gambit that you list, I also became a leader around here for several years and was VERY involved with the Campfire Girls programs. It was my most favorite thing to do in those days. My name was Wi-Ca-Ka and it meant "faithful one". There were two different camps that I went to, but the one I went to every summer for two weeks for several years was Camp Roganunda up above Naches. Later, my daughter attended the same camp several summers. The other one was in Oregon and I actually attended it as a leader/assistant two years. However, the name escapes me at the moment. I still have my vest and gown with all the beads hanging on them plus pins and patches! Oh, and by the way, I do remember that flasher/pervert you spoke of. I also encountered him on the way to school one day down by the Wellsian Lake area. He use to scare the living bejesus outta me!! Happy trails to you Linda! *G*!! To: Maren Smyth (63/64) Good Lord Gal, you must have flipped your cookies! We Campfire Girls NEVER sold cookies, we sold that good candy and lots of it too!! Use to be those big good mints for years at .50 a box (I believe that they were actually See's candy back then) that came with the campfire logo sticker that one put up in your window so that a campfire girl knew that you had already bought candy and they wouldn't bother you. Later on the mints became thinner and less to a box, but what the heck, we sold 'em anyway. Down the line it got to be a variety of different candies that were sold. I always thought that we should have stuck with those big thick mints!! Hey Girl, get it right!! LOL!! Got ya! [Both sugar. Both mint. Sue me. -Maren, the Brownie] To: Dorris Meloeny (68) Thanks, Dorris. I couldn't tell you if it is absolutely correct or not. This song continues to nag me as far as the tune and the right words. I can't even remember what Lewis and Clark Alumni first brought the durn thing up, but: "Darn ya, darn ya... They oughta take a rope and hang ya... High from the highest tree... Just for doing this to me"!! LOL!!! Bomber Best To All, -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ~ having a cooling trend - only in the nineties now! ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins (62) Re: Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) What a lightning strike - Susie Shaver a "rip roarin' canal floatin' - bridge jumpin' Tomboy? The same Susie Shaver of quiet, well mannered, demure, and ever gentle and kind disposition? (NOT)! Susie, we're getting them crab stuffed mushrooms ready for your June 23 visit! -John Adkins (62) ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III, Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Sandra Genoway (62) I guess it's been long enough since I outlined this that many current readers won't remember it. Spudnut Shop is actually a chain - there's one in Charlottesville, VA, a couple of blocks from where I work (unfortunately we are moving to a new office building 20-25 minutes away next month - my waistline rejoices, my taste buds DO NOT!). I asked the franchise owner about the origin and current status and she showed me a magazine article from the early 50s that talked about the chain originating in Utah and spreading a lot on the Western side of the Rockies before a few started to show up back east. At one time there were quite a few of them - I don't recall if she said 80 or a couple hundred - but they are now down to just over twenty. The biggest issue, I guess, is the potato flour. She said there is only one major producer left, and that's in California, so distribution can be a problem. Any glitches and this shop can have problems stretching their supply until another shipment can arrive. Also saw a "Mr. Spudnut" collectible platter being auctioned on ebay a few days ago. Looked pretty good - like new condition. The auction may be over by now - at that time it had four days to go, the bid was $20.50, and the reserve had not been met. It was, indeed, the familiar Mr. Spudnut figure on the platter. You're right, good doughnut (read Spudnuts) generally sell well, not sure if there are issues besides the potato flour distribution contributing to the tough times they are currently experiencing. The local owner did seem tired and frustrated - it must be a demanding business to run. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett (63) ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) I mentioned my surprise hot-air balloon ride, but I want to tell you that my Mom, who doesn't like heights, is getting married in a hot-air balloon this next week- end. My Dad died of mesothelioma, which is like asbestosis, and can be attributed to the govt. buildings. She met a widower in '98, and now they are getting married, so if anyone of you remember Aldyne Shaver, you could e-mail her to send your congrats. Thanks, & Bomber love, -Susie Shaver Caldwell (63) ~ Olyville, WA (where the weather was great today, and the boat started! ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Think your song was worse than mine. ;) ...and I remember the smell of mint (my mom had some growing under the kitchen window) and going to the drive-in in pjs. Remember "buck-night"? my mom would take my brother, me, my aunt, and two cousins and we would all get in for one dollar! Think this was on Wednesday nights. Also remember doing this in high school, when we would "pile" as many kids as possible into the car and hand over a dollar and have a great time!!!!! Maren, you asked, "Why were some Blue Birds/Brownies and some were Camp Fire Girls/Girl Scouts?" had to do with what your "best" friend joined. ;) as for them both having good cookies... Blue Birds/Camp Fire Girls sold chocolate covered mints... absolutely hated those, and still do!!!! Will buy Girl Scout cookies any day!!!!!!! ;) -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA (not so hot today and supposed to be even cooler tomorrow.) ******************************************** >>From: Robin Frister Washburn (73) Re: Red steer I remember going "all the way over there" to Red Steer just for their strawberry milkshakes. A great place. -Robin Frister Washburn (73) ~ Portland, OR (where it is beautiful at 80 degrees, no rain for days, and the roses are beginning to bloom) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Davidson Coates (85) Congratulations to Coach Hill and the Lady Bomber Softball team as they played their hearts out at state and brought home the 4th place trophy! How awesome to go across the mountains, compile a 4-2 for the state tourney, loosing only to Inglemoore! We are very proud of you on a job well done! To: Coach Hill, Chuck Peoples, Kelly Richards, Chuck Faubert, Luzzo, and Coach Ryder Thank you for a great season! Go Bombers! -Mary Davidson Coates (85) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/28/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Oakley (51), Mike Clowes (54), Grover Shegrud (56), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB), Shirley Sherwood (62), Leoma Coles (63), Jean Armstrong (64), Linda Reining (64), Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** The "did you know" department... Did you know, Pasco was named after a town in PERU: Cerro del Pasco (Hill of the Field)... only the last part stuck: Pasco (Field). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Oakley (51) Ah yes!! Walla Walla Sweet Onions! The very best in the world. Can't get em here in California for some reason, but when we are up that way, we always load up. -Jerry Oakley (51) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: "Mr. Spudnut Platter" The bidding stood at $86.00 with some twenty hours left (this is as of 12:43PM PDT, May 27th) By the time you read this, the bidding wars will be over. Looks like a lot of Spudnut lovers out there. [Later that day...] Stop the Presses!!! This just in! The Spudnut Plate sold for $159.06. Yes, I did bid on it, but it got too rich for my blood. Bomber Cheers and I miss Spudnuts! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ******************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud (56) Re: mint and memories I never liked mint as a child (though later my Wife and daughters were campfire girls). I have fond memories of the mint fields in the Kennewick highlands. So fond that a few years ago while driving through there the smell of mint came to me. Even though I had lost my sense of smell years ago; and I was told they don't grow mint there any more. strange!! To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) That song sounds like a Roger Miller song to me. Saw it on a cd at Fred Meyer lately. -Grover Shegrud (56) ~ Lynnwood / MillCreek / Martha lake Where the weather couldn't get better. ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) Re: Just Ramblin' Hi guys, I have had a week long migraine so I just read all of my email and I am going to ramble for a sec. OK! I was so glad someone mentioned Ms. Ida Mecum... I had her for Biology but I could not remember her name. She was a wonderfully funny lady who was really a great teacher. Of course, I was never too crazy about the smell but I really did not mind cutting things apart... except the earthworm. I took her guppies home that summer and I can't even remember if any of them lived. Don't remember the gator. Re: Pueblo Yesterday I took my life in my hands and attended an Civil War Re-enactment at Old Town Andersonville, which is right across from the Andersonville National Cemetery that was a Confederate POW Camp in those days. I am sure we studied about it in Mr. Wheeler's American History Class. Anyway, accompanied by my youngest daughter and eight children, we visited the cemetery and I took picture of the Pueblo Memorial Plaque that was recently placed there. If I can figure out how I will try to send a picture. If not just know that I was a little disappointed that it was so small and listed no one's name but the commander. I guess if all the plaques had everyone's name there would not be enough room for them. Thanks for the memories -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) To: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) I also have really great memories of people such as Gordon Towne, Mac MacCauley, Roy Fortune, Ed Dawson and many other firemen. My dad was a fireman, too; first in town and then for many years with Hanford. He was a Battalion Chief at his death in 1964 at age 49. I loved all those firemen; they were a great group of guys and I know my dad loved working with them. We thought so much of them that when my mom died in March of this year, we named Gordon Towne as an Honorary Pallbearer. I did not know he had passed away. One retired fireman came to the funeral home and told some of the greatest stories about those guys and had us all laughing. I WISH I could remember his name. He was in the bowling alley the night my dad died of a massive heart attack. Some of them tried very hard to revive him. One of the memories that stays with me always is the honor guard they formed in their dress uniforms when my dad was buried. What a tribute. -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles (63) Loved seeing the song "My gal's a corker"... brought back memories of the ski bus trips down to "Tolgate" ski area... boy, was that fun! We sang and had a good time on those trips! Anyone else remember those ski bus trips? Thanks for the memories and see you in June!! -Leoma Coles (63) ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) My brother, Jack Armstrong (60) is doing better after spending last weekend at Sacred Heart Hospital and having three stints put in the valves to his heart. He has one more to do in 4 weeks. Not sure why they couldn't do it while they did the others. It was a long weekend, but he is doing well. My other brother, Ron Armstrong (61 - I think) had the same procedure done just a year ago. He recovered from his with flying colors. I started a fitness class at Estrella Mountain Community College to try to become "heart healthy" along with eating better. Oh, No! No spudnuts. Maybe just one. I just received word that my daughter Charity's son Brandon has been diagnosed with Alport Syndrome Disease. He is only three years old and the doctor didn't give us much information before he left Friday to go out of town for a week. And of course with a three day weekend our questions go unanswered. They do have an appointment Thursday, meanwhile our minds are running wild with things that might or might not happen. We are all heart broken, scared, and confused. From what he said, Brandon will lose his hearing at a young age and in his teens his kidneys will fail. I did some research on the Internet and what I found was "probably" or "maybe" or "most likely" which gives me more hope. Is anyone familiar with this disease or know of anyone that has it? It affects men more severely than woman, but women can get it and I believe they are the only ones that pass it on to their children. It has something to do with genes and is X linked. It affects 2 in 10,000 people. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks See you all that will be in Richland next month. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Thanks for the name of Camp Roganunda... that is the one... don't know the name of the one in Oregon either... and I had forgotten about the window decal... but since you brought it up, I can "see" it. ;) Re: Memorial Day "Some gave all, all gave some". I am thankful for their sacrifice. -Linda Reining (64) ~ only 89 in Bakersfield, CA today. ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Indy 500 Well, the big race, the Indy 500 will start shortly. I remember when growing up the only way one could listen to the race was on KEPR, later to be KONA radio. They had it seems a long pre race show, the entire race, and then a post race show. You only saw the highlights on TV. When I was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston in the Army for X-ray school my "bunk mate" had a small radio. I asked for and got permission to use it that day to listen to the race. One of my classmates tried to take the radio away from me unbeknownst to her that the radio's owner was half asleep on the bottom bunk. She, being from Indiana not too far from Indianapolis, told her to leave the radio alone as it was hers and she was listening to the race, also. The good ole days of radio. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/29/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Claris Van Dusen (48), Janet Martin (53), Carol Purkhiser (56), Shirley Davis (56), Tom Matthews (57), Ed Borasky (59), Dave Henderson (60WB), Bob Mattson (64), Linda Reining (64), Dave Miller (67), Laurie Harbour (81), "Did You Know" Person, ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman (48) Re: Go Bombers! Hi Bomber Alums -- My name is Claris Van Dusen (Knox) Troutman (48). I haven't been in touch with you for quite a long time due to major back surgery and arthritis problems. I do want get back on your email list now for the Sandstorm news. I've missed it. Is Maren no longer working with this mailing? My memories of Richland and Col-Hi are all happy ones. I've been to only one class reunion (in '87), but plan to try attending again -- though probably not until 2002. I will look forward to that. Would like to hear from anyone out there who might remember me and/or my brother, Vernon "Bud" Van Dusen, Jr. He graduated in 1952 after a three year hitch in the army. Happiness to all -- take good care. -Claris Van Dusen Troutman (48) ******************************************** >>From: Janet Martin Rasmussen (53) Re: Camp Fire candies I was a Camp Fire member and a Horizon Club member for many years. In the last 40s, we started selling candy as a fund raiser. The first mints were like, and packaged like, lifesavers. I remember having boxes, and boxes of them at our house. My dad, Dick Martin (RIP) was a member of the Chinook Council, and spearheaded the entire project. The flat, chocolate covered mints came later, but were just as easy to sell and as good. I have many memories of that time. Going to camp, then being a counselor, day camp at Howard Amon park, and many more. My favorite time was setting up a "Primitive Camp" on Clear Lake above Yakima. My Dad, my sister, Joan Martin Slagle (50-RIP), and I, went up and moved an outhouse from the main camp to our site on an island in the lake. We had a raft and set the thing on it, towed it to the island, and carried it to the "place of honor". At this time, the main camp was full of Boy Scouts and they had a ball urging us on. Many of them took pictures of each other standing in the open door on this floating outhouse. Another good memory is helping make our float for the Atomic Frontier Days parade. We made paper mache horses on a carousel that had music. We won the Grand Sweepstakes prize that year. Still have the pictures and article from the paper. We were all so very proud of our work. I also still have my scrapbook from both Camp Fire and Horizon club. Some time ago someone asked about original furniture from the government houses. Well, I still have a rocking chair we got with our 2 br prefab on Rossell St. Can't bear to part with it. Still "rocks" like it did in '44. -Janet Martin Rasmussen (53) ******************************************** >>From: Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) Re: Pasco Beg to differ about Pasco. I once did a paper on the Tri-cities and determined that Pasco comes from the PAcific Steamship COmpany that docked there. Re: More "Did You Know" Did you know that Kennewick means "long grass" to the local Indian folk? -Carol Purkhiser Fleming (56) ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) Is anyone keeping tally on the Big "C" survivors? Add one more to the list. I had breast cancer in 1992. Treated with lumpectomy, radiation and tamoxifen. So far, so good! With today being Memorial Day, I am missing my Dad. We lost him this past February. He has joined many friends in Sunset Memorial Gardens. They were veterans of a different sort. Uprooted from families all across the country, they came to fight the war in a "no man's land" of blowing sand. I honor them all today along with our service men. -Shirley Davis Lawrence-Berrey (56) ~ Parkersburg, WV (where we finally have some sun after a couple weeks of rain) ******************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews (57) Re: Pasco Name? >From "Washington State Place Names" by Phillips, UW Press, 1971. County seat town received its name from railroad surveyors who, suffering from the flatland heat, named it in contrast after Cerro de Pasco, a mining town in the cool atmosphere of a 15,000-foot-high mountain in Peru. >From "Washington State Place Names from Alki to Yelm" by Brokenshire, Caxton, 1993 The name Pasco is probably a abbreviation for the name "Pacific Steamship Company." This was an organization owned by the wealthy Mr. Ainsworth. About 1883, before a railroad bridge was built across the Columbia, large steel barges were used to transport the Northern Pacific's railroad cars across the water here. Since the barges were operated by the Pacific Steamship Company, the bills of lading pasted on the outside of each freight care were stamped "VIA PASCO" in huge, conspicuous letters. From this beginning, use of the word "Pasco" spread. Have no clue if either is correct but both are interesting. -Tom Matthews (57) ~ not suffering from heat in Kirkland with occasional rain and sunshine today. ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) Re: Origin of the name "Pasco" I was taught something different. I was taught that "Pasco" was an abbreviation for "Portland And Seattle (or Spokane) COmpany", the name of the railroad which ran through the town. The railroad in question later became SP&S (Seattle, Portland and Spokane or Spokane, Portland and Seattle), and is now part of the Burlington Northern system. Any hard-core railroad buffs out there, please correct my memories here :-) Speaking of Pasco as a transportation hub ... I believe the Pasco airport was one of the first in the US to serve commercial airline traffic. Can anyone out there fill in the details?? -Ed Borasky (59) ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson (60WB) Re: Did You Know Department To: "Did you Know" person You got my curiosity up. Why would a town, settled by europeans, name itself after some obscure Spanish town in Peru (Cerro del Pasco). -Dave Henderson (60WB) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Mattson (64) I read in today's Oregonian that Major Amesbury will be returning to American soil... 29 years after his C- 130 was shot down over the Nam. His remains will be accepted by his son, who was 13 when his father was killed. I find comfort in knowing this. Let us remember all those who gave some, and those that gave more. The disabled, and those who came back but have not yet come home. God bless them, one and all. -Bob Mattson (64) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Jerry Oakley (51) Re: Walla Walla Sweet Onions availability in CA Don't know where in CA you are, but the "Costco" store in Bakersfield gets them in 20 pound bags and they are as good as when I was a kid! Course 20 pounds is more than one person can eat, so they are "divied up" to friends and family! It is fun watching their reactions to their first bite of a "sweet" onion! We also get the "Vidalia" onions, but still prefer the Walla Walla sweets. -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller (67) To: Jerry Oakley (51) Walla Walla onions are one of three well known sweet onions. The other two are Maui onions and Vidalia from Georgia. You can eat Maui onions like an apple and they are just a little bit sweeter than Walla Wallas. I occasionally see Walla Walla onions in stores here in San Jose when they are in season. Some of the more fancy grocery stores have them more often. Happy Memorial Day to all Vets whose senior trip was to boot camp. -Dave Miller (67) ~ Navy 67-71 ******************************************** >From the FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Laurie Harbour Oliveros (81) Date: Sat May 26 18:46:56 2001 1981 "20th" Class Reunion Hi! Does anyone know the dates for the 1981 20th class reunion? -Laurie Harbour Oliveros (81) ******************************************** >>From: "Did You Know" Person Re: More about the origin of Pasco's name The fellow who gave Pasco it's name was Virgil G. Bogue, of the Northern Pacific R.R. from 1882-1887. He discovered Stampede Pass and laid the route through it. He had come west from South America where, from 1869 to 1877, he was assistant engineer in Peru on the construction of the Oroya railway, which in crossing the Andes reaches the highest altitude of any railroad in the world. A sand storm greeted Bogue the day of his arrival on the site of present day Pasco. He remarked that the place reminded him of the windy, dusty town of Cerro del Pasco on the Oroya railway. The name immediately caught on but instead of Cerro del Pasco (Hill of the Field) it became just Pasco, meaning Field. Goes on to say it was established as a station on the N. P. R. R. on Nov. 28, 1884 and the buildings built. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/30/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy (45/46), Mike Clowes (54), Max Case (57), Jim Russell (58), Dave Henderson (60WB), Larry Mattingly (60), Sandra Genoway (62), Jim Armstrong (63), Linda Belliston (63), Rosalie Lansing (63), Deedee Willox (64), Jackie Hanson (67), Steve Piippo (70), Mike Davis (74), Kim Edgar (79), Kelly Weil (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (45/46) Re: Pasco Enough of this Pasco (ugh) name stuff! Actually the name came from George (Silver Tongue) Pasco, a buggy salesman of the early part of the century. He was later tarred and feathered and run out of town. Being Pascoites they forgot to change the name. You know, they have one of the largest hump railroad yards in the U.S. They should be able to use that vital distinction in renaming their burg. Beaver/Bomber cheers -Dick McCoy (45/46) ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Pasco It is more than likely both name sources are correct. There was an area between the NP/SP&S bridge and the original highway bridge known as "Big Pasco". During WWII this was a government supply depot and seemed to serve both the Army and the Navy along with what ever was taking place out in the "boonies" around Hanford and White Bluffs. At least it was a large warehouse area adjacent to the railroad and the river for all sorts of shipping. Re: Mint fields In this area of the Willamette Valley, I live in what is know as the "mint capitol". Gotta tell ya, the smell is almost the same, but doesn't really compare to what was above Kennewick (which is all now homes and shopping malls, or so it seems). Re: Drive Ins Wasn't there one in West Richland? Think this one had an "unsavory" rep. Bomber cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR (where it rained on my birthday, but has warmed up today.) ******************************************** >>From: Max Case (57) To: Shirley Davis (56) Hi Shirley (Anne), I didn't realize you were a cancer survivor/over- comer. Grateful for your recovery. I miss your Dad, too, and always will remember his contribution to end the war and bring peace to a troubled world. We are richer in our understanding of devotion and duty from his life and example. -Max Case (57) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) Re: origin of name "Pasco" I always thought Pasco originated as an acronym for a favorite breakfast of devoted Denny's patrons: I'll just have "Pancakes and salsa cheese omelet". -Jim Russell (58) ~ where there's sunshine and a few puffy white clouds in Mountlake Terrace, WA ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson (60WB) To: Ed Borasky (59) Re: Question About Pasco Airport Hi Ed, I am sorry to report that Pasco was not the first commercial airport in the United States. That privilege goes to the cities of Tampa and Saint Petersburg, FL. Around 1919 a person (whose name escapes me now) established the first commercial airplane service. He would fly passengers across Tampa Bay, between the cities of Tampa and Saint Petersburg for the astonishing price of $7.00. What made the Pasco airport famous (from an aviation perspective) was it's location and usage in the early days of the US airmail. By the turn of the century (1900) the west coast, and San Francisco in particular, had become a major economic force. The east coast businessmen needed a means of moving mail (to minimize money float) between the two coasts. In the early 1920s it would take a train almost a week to travel between New York City and San Francisco (via Chicago). In the mid 1920s a Mr. McCraken (Assistant Postmaster General) set up a trial airmail route between New York City and Washington DC (via Philadelphia) using surplus WWI airplanes (Jennies). The successful movement of the mail, in less than a day, fueled the US Post Office to expand it airmail service west, to Chicago. After two years of operation, the US Post Office was able to transport mail between Chicago and New York City in less than 12 hours; as compared to the 24 hours it took by train. Flush with success, Mr. McCraken directed the U.S. Post Office to establish airmail service between New York City, and San Francisco by the late 1920s. It took the US Post office about three years to build the infrastructure (airports, lighted course beacons, and weather radio stations) to support a 7 day/24 hour airmail operation, from the east coast to the west coast. Where feasible, the US Postal Service built airports near train stations; so in the event a plane could not get through, the mail could then be put on a train. In the west, the east/west airmail planes would stop at Rawlins, WY; Salt Lake City, UT; Reno, NV; Sacramento, CA; and San Francisco, CA. After the stock market crash, in 1929, the US Congress ordered the US Post Office out of the airmail business. Then Congress awarded airmail contracts (called CAM routes) to various aviation businessmen; as a way promoting aviation and jobs. As time went on, more and more cities petitioned their congressmen for airmail service. So in the early 1930s the US Congress directed the newly formed Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) to develop more lighted airmail routes. In the west, Salt Lake City became the natural place to branch the east/west airmail route; north into Washington state, and south to southern, CA. The CAA awarded an airmail contract to a Salt Lake City businessman to haul the airmail south to Los Angles, via a sleepy rail road town by the name of Las Vegas. To prevent a monopoly, in the airmail business, the CAA established a airmail route from Elko, NV to Boise, ID and then on to a small rail road town in Washington state (Pasco). When the mail got to Pasco it was put on trains bound for Spokane, Yakima, Portland, and Seattle. That is why the Pasco airport is located so close to the Pasco train station. To guide pilots traveling at night, or in conditions of low visibility, the CAA established lighted airways, along the old airmail routes. At a fixed distance (approximately every 10 miles) the CAA installed a lighted rotating beacon (white and green) and lighted on- course lights (red). Out west, the vast majority of these lighted towers were installed in very remote places (no electricity available), so most of the lighted towers used acetylene gas to provide the light. To minimize the amount of acetylene used at each tower the CAA installed mechanical astronomical clocks to turn on the gas to beacons. For its time the lighted airway structure was "high tech". By 1941 the CAA had established lighted airways in Washington state from Portland to Pasco (that particular lighted airway was considered by the CAA to one of the most dangerous routes in the US; due to fog), Portland to Seattle, Seattle to Spokane, and Spokane to Pasco. During WWII, the Pasco airport continued to serve as a hub for the mail as well as a Naval aviation training base. The Pasco airport still has some of memorabilia from its early days as an airmail airport. If you look around the eastern side of the Pasco airport, near the train tracks, you will find some old buildings from the 1930s. If you are near the airport, after dark, you can see the last remnants of the lighted airway system (the rotating beacon at the airport). As you watch the green and white flashes from the rotating beacon. Try and imagine yourself being transported back in time to the 1930s. You find yourself flying an open cockpit bi-plane, in the winter towards Pasco, struggling against heavy head winds, as you strain to see through the darkness of the night, the first faint glow from the beacon at Pasco. -Dave Henderson (60WB) ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Ed Borasky (59) asked about Pasco being a transportation hub. Not sure of the dates but the Reno to Pasco Airmail route was one of the first in the US. The "Hump" or retarder yard yard for sorting rail cars and making up trains was like the 2 one built in the US and is still a vital rail link and the most active yard in the NW. The tonnage level is of material shipped in and out of the Big Pasco barge dock was at one time fairly high. Not sure where it is these days. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (62) Re: Viet Nam and Military years To Dave Miller (67) Dear Dave, I have met many Viet Nam Veterans since living in the Puget Sound area from 1971; I met a few in Richland while living there after I graduated from RHS (Col Hi) from 1964 - 1968 while working at USAEC. These were some of the first ones back from 'Nam. I met a few more later in 1970 while in Richland, again. I have learned a lot from them and about the problems some of them have. I also met ex-submariners and other Navy personnel while working at Westinghouse-Hanford from 1977 through 1982; these guys were the best and brightest of all military personnel I had ever met! My own brother, Gil, was sent to Germany in 1968 - 1970, right on the Czech border while the fighting was going on. We were all very concerned for him while he was gone, and glad when he got the come "home". He had tried to get into the Navy, but by that time, they were not taking any more enlistees, so he had to enlist in the Army, instead. He did get more electronics training while he was there, and that helped him to start his career in electronics and electrical technician. He is now a systems analyst, and helped to install some of the computer systems at Hanford (FFTF and WPPSS). I am assuming that since you went to boot camp and were in the Navy from 1967 - 1971, that you, too, were probably sent to Viet Nam. However, wherever you were sent during your tour of duty, WELCOME HOME, BROTHER! -Sandra Genoway (62) ******************************************** >>From: Jim Armstrong (63) Flags and flowers! What an impressive sight at Sunset Gardens on Memorial Day. Many Thanks to Glenna Hammer (66) for remembering my Mom with peonies. What a classy lady. Thanks again, Glenna. -Jim Armstrong (63) ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning (63) Re: R2K+1 Just a little over 3 weeks left until the R2K+1 ALL Bomber Reunion! If you plan on attending and haven't registered yet, please let me know ASAP so we will be sure to order enough food for everyone. John Adkins (62) is also making name tags for those who have registered. If you have already registered and your name is not listed on the "Reunion Website " as "Attending", please contact me again. I received an e-mail from Gwendolyn Leth, Director of the CREHST Museum with the following offer to Bomber Alumni. An Invitation to Participants of the R2K+1 Reunion: The Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology (CREHST) invites you to visit during your R2K+1 [ALL] class reunion in Richland, WA, the weekend of June 23. Many of you may have visited the Hanford Science Center before its doors were closed in 1996. Through the efforts of the community and the U.S. Department of Energy, a new museum was opened in 1997 by a non-profit foundation where the Richland story and the history of the Columbia Basin could be told. CREHST now houses some of the exhibits which were once at the Science Center plus many more which will take you back to the early days of Richland, the development of the Hanford Site, and the geologic history of the area created by the lava and Ice Age Floods. As a special welcome, CREHST is offering a group tour rate. All persons with a R2K+1 reunion pass (and spouse) will be admitted to the Museum for $2 each. The regular admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.75 for seniors, and $2.50 for students age 7 through 16. For those of you who have purchased bricks in the CREHST walkway for yourselves or in memory of family members, a map of the brick placement is available at the reception desk. CREHST is located next to Howard Amon Park near the tennis courts. Travel north on George Washington Way, turn toward the Columbia River at Jackson's Sports Bar (Lee Blvd.), turn right just behind Jacksons, and pull into the CREHST parking lot. CREHST is a coffee colored building trimmed in blue. For those of you who had pictures taken by the Marlin Studio from 1953 to 1993, CREHST is offering these packets of negatives for $10. These negatives are in storage some distance from CREHST and can be delivered to the Museum usually within 3-7 days. If you are interested in purchasing your negatives and want them for the class reunion, please call or visit the Museum prior to June 23. The hours of operation are 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 on Sundays. For more information, please call 943-9000 Gwendolyn Leth, Director Your Reunion name tag will be your Reunion Pass to get a discount. -Linda Belliston Boehning (63) ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) The nice long week-end did come to an abrupt end at 4:30 this morning as my hubby got up to fly to Sacramento for the week. I get to stay here in this Houston hotel and read memories from long past. Can't possibly get to bored. Re: River swims and bridge jumps To: Susie Shaver (63) My goodness, girl! I was one of those really foolish teens who climbed to the top of the trestle... way up on the tippy top... and jumped off the railroad bridge. I did it two times... then decided to stay down on the lower level. Also jumped off of the blue bridge... the police caught us and put a quick stop to that. The under tow there was really strong. Sure glad I was a good swimmer. Also used to swim across to the island every day. Back then there weren't any seagulls infesting the place. It was great fun. With all the cesium, and whatever else warmed the water no wonder some of us have glowing blood. Fact (I Think): I read an article from the Hanford research panel, and they said the water back then was actually 20 degrees warmer than it is today. Wonder??? To: Shirley Sherwood (62) I had forgotten that your father was a fireman. Had not remembered that he died so young... how sad for you all. My father died in '75 from stomach and lung cancer. My mother has been a 15 year survivor of colon cancer. By the way how is little sister, Susan (63)? I just loved her...and beautiful!! Oh my goodness!!! All of you girls are beautiful. So was your mother. I remember Susan used to rinse her hair in stale beer. She said your father bought it just for you to use. I believe it is better for your hair than hair gels. Re: Camp memories I also was a campfire girl. We went to camp Roganunda... I never got home sick. It was just too much fun. Also went to church camp with the Central United Methodist Church. The youth group back then was so big and strong. Boy talk about fun!!! Jim Hamilton (63) has funny things to say about our times there. Please be gentle, Jimmy! I can't remember where this camp was? Re: Memorial Day My father served in the Navy. But my true hero is my precious big brother, Major Craig Lansing (ret)(62)... He spent 25 years serving and spent his time as a green beret in Khe Shan, Vietnam. He went in there without name tags or any identity, because their jobs were so secret. When Khe Shan was overrun after 72 days of horrid fighting, Craig's 12 man group were all killed but him and Sgt. Fesco. They escaped into Cambodia, and were missing for well over 30 days. The Red Cross kept us as informed as they could every day. On the day they went in and rescued him and Fesco, Craig got into the copter and was pulling in Fesco and he was shot and died in Craig's arms in flight to safety. This sweet, super hero, has had many years of dignified sorrow, and suffering. It has caused all of this family and his dear friends much pride and honor to be a part of his cherished life. Craig, our family and the Tri-Cities also lost and is still missing in action: "San Francisco". He was shot down over Nam in '68. His mother was our 1st and 2nd grade teacher, before we moved to Richland. "San" and Craig lived by each other after they were married and they enlisted at the same time. It was my greatest pleasure when 3 years ago Chuck and Granddaughter Amanda, went to Wash.D.C. and we etched off several names for Craig and us. I cried the whole time, so did many people. Our Amanda who had just graduated from high school was truly touched by the whole affair. Spent the week-end toasting in the humidity!! I love the desert heat of good ole Richland!!! 95 and so humid in Houston!! News tells me that... that means 195 degrees or there abouts, egads get me out of here fast. -Rosalie Lansing Haag (63) ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) Re: The Song is "Dang me" by Roger Miller "Dang me, dang me They oughta take a rope and hang me High from the highest tree, Woman, would ya weep for me." Re: Campfire I was a Bluebird-Campfire Girl and I sold or should I say attempted to sell the large flat chocolate covered mints. They were sooo good. I was not good at selling them. I would get so discouraged when told no, that I went from house to house and asked "You don't want to buy any Campfire mints, do you?" No wonder my sales were so few! That was the one thing I hated about Campfire. I don't remember my Indian name; maybe my sis (Judy Willox Hodge-61) remembers it. I did go to Camp Roganunda, but didn't remember the name until a few years ago when my sis reminded me. I'm afraid my memory is quite poor regarding my growing up years. Re: Onions My aunts in California loved the Walla Walla sweet onion. When my mom was still living, she would visit these aunts every year, but usually later in the summer when the onions were done. One year, she sent them to my aunts via UPS. Since UPS would not take food items, she labeled them "Souvenirs from Washington." -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ******************************************** >>From: Jackie Hanson Hewett (67) Re: Mr. Carlson & Doctor Mecum Hi to all Bombers, I just dropped in to read the latest Alumni Sandstorm and saw mention of Mr. Carlson. My memory may be slipping and maybe I missed something in the past issues but didn't he have a nickname "Grasshopper"? Also I do believe that Ms. Mecum was very insistent that she be addressed correctly as Doctor Mecum. Mr. Carlson was a family tradition with the Hanson girls. My sisters, Ann (63), Rebecca "Becky" (66) and myself (67) all had him as our Biology teacher. Some of us enjoyed it more than others. Allie the gator was still around in '67. Does anyone know what ever happened to him? It is always great to catch up on some of the news in Richland. Becky and I are avid readers. Hoping you are having great weather. Here in Kenai, AK the sun is shining almost 24 hours a day, weather is warm, scenery magnificent and the Kings are running. -Jackie Hanson Hewett (67) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: All RHS fastpitch softball earned 4th place out of 16 teams. Bombers won 3 straight on Saturday to finish a strong 4th. The team has two 9-10th grade pitchers, several senior and a mix of juniors. Great coaching and team work! -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Pasco's Name The Real Story: Two fellas, Kenny Wick and Rich Land were playing Monopoly late one night in Denny's. Although a couple of turns had passed, Kenny reached into the bank and got his $200 for the last time that he went around the board. Rich was angry at Kenny for reaching in the bank to grab money for something that had occurred a couple of turns ago. He reached across the table and slapped Kenny and said, "Next time, tell me when you PASS GO!! (hence: PASCO) I hope this clears everything up. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Wishing They Were Bombers I was out for a bike ride with my son this weekend, we stopped and talked to my neighbor (North Kitsap High School Senior) and her friend. I had my R2K reunion sweatshirt on, her friend got so excited and asked if I was from Richland, when I replied yes. She commented that she goes there once a year for "Cadet" competition. She said she loves going there, however, "Richland" wins at everything. My neighbor said she wished she was a Bomber, because she felt they had the best "Sports Program", she plays soccer. (She commented that there was a awesome soccer player named: "Holly" from "RHS" who plays soccer for UW or WSU (not sure which one). There obviously more sports for girls these days. Later that afternoon, I was in town, stopped at Burger King, and woman saw my shirt and said "Richland Bomber", no way. She attended RHS for a year in "82" and said her dad graduated there in the 50's. She didn't give her name, however she is aware of the website and reads it occasionally. It's nice to know Richland has a nice reputation and great role models -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA (Believe it or not, it's still sunny) ******************************************** >>From: Kelly Weil Austin (81) Since the season of availability is so short, and my love for this wonderful vegie lasts all year long, here's a few tips for all you Walla Walla (and others) sweets fans: 1. Wrap unpeeled onions (individually) in foil, put them in a ziploc bag, and freeze them. You only have to pull out what you need, and don't waste the rest in your crisper drawer (due to the high sugar content, they mold faster). 2. If you want to chop some up to use now, put an onion in the fridge to chill (so that when you cut into it, the gasses that cause tears are emitted more slowly, therefore keeping your eyes from watering too much), and make sure you don't cut off the root end (this is where the greatest concentration of "tear-gas" is released). 3. You can also chop some up and freeze in a ziploc bag, if you use them up within the month. Hope this helps. -Kelly Weil Austin (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/31/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVine (52), Ann Bishop (60), Rose Boswell (61), David Douglas (62), Jim Hamilton (63), Leo Webb (63), Mary Ann Vosse (63), Sharon McDermott (63), Carol Converse (64), Deedee Willox (64), Dave Miller (67), Steve Piippo (70), Dan Ham (72), Melanie Orgill (83), Mandy Holmes (97) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) Hi all, The good news is, GORDON TOWNE IS ALIVE AND WELL!! Talked to him just this evening! He lives in Hawthorne Court, in Kennewick and is listed in the phone book (has the same phone number as before) so anyone who wants to, could give him a call. I'm sure he'd love the conversation. Best regards, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers (60) Re: Women of '60 Lunch It's that time again - time for the women of '60 to get together for lunch, to talk about memories from the past and current joys, like grandkids. Judi Jaschek Smith (60) is hosting the lunch this month. Please e-mail me for directions. Note to Maren - we attempted to take pictures last month, but some of us are technically challenged. If we don't get lost in the fog of days gone by, we will try again this month. -Ann Bishop Myers (60) ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith (61) What's all this talk about an unsavory drive-in in West Richland? Hey that's my home town... I'm irritated I didn't know about it. Gosh I missed out on all the fun. Was it the Starlight? Now that should bring in lots of comments about the drive-in... I'm hoping to see all of you at my reunion/R2K plus 1 -Rose Boswell Smith (61) ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas (62) Re: Pasco Airport I can't recall where I heard or read it, but I understand that the first United Airlines commercial flight took off from Pasco. Hard to believe. Can anybody confirm it? -David Douglas (62) ~ Gilbert, AZ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [David - I asked two of my sisters (both are flight attendants for United) and got this response from one of them: "I'm pretty sure that I've heard that before. United used to called 'Capitol' or 'Capital' Airlines and I'm pretty sure that Pasco was the first flight. So here is your first confirmation... sort of..." -Maren] ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Hey Sports Fans - I'm in dire need of four (4) tickets to the Mariners/San Diego Padres game on Sunday, June 10th. Am looking for lower level seats between first and third. Spend some time working in the yard, and sell your tickets. Semper Bomberus, Jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton (63) ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb (63) Calling all Bombers in the Olympia area We the class of '63 are having another lunch July 12th at 11:30 at the Keg restaurant. We almost snagged Jim Hamilton (63) and Tony Sharpe (63) for the last lunch. We are open and want other classes to join us. I know there are Bombers here in the area. If you can come, please e-mail me and let me know. This time I will try to remember the camera. -Leo Webb (63) ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) Re: Hanford Fire Dept. We've been forwarding the Alumni Sandstorm entries regarding the firemen in the Hanford Dept. to Paul's Dad (Gordon Hirst). Gordon was Fire Chief there from practically the beginning until 1976 when he retired. He's still going strong and is living in Yakima. His 87th birthday is this June. He wants to set the record straight about Gordon Towne - he is alive and well; it was Gordon's wife, Betty, who died six months or so ago. To: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) Dad said that your father was not a Battalion Chief, but a Captain. He speaks of all the firemen with great fondness, often, and all the old timers and their wives manage to get together two or three times a year for lunch at a buffet down from Columbia Center - I believe it's called the Chuckwagon. We had the honor to attend the lunch a couple of years ago when they held a surprise birthday party for Paul's Dad. Those guys are the greatest! Dad also said that if anyone has questions pertaining to the fire department at Hanford, he'd be glad to provide any information he could. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) Hi, If you are keeping track of survivors of the Big C, you can count me in. I had breast cancer Oct. 1991, had surg. and Tamoxafen for 5 yrs. and doing great so far. -Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau (64) Re: Pearl Harbor How many of you have seen the new Pearl Harbor movie? We went to see it this weekend in Idaho and thought it was really good. One movie critic called it boring, but we didn't think so. After watching it, I won't ever apologize for Hiroshima. Let's face it, war is ugly! I won't say any more lest I get banished to the Sandbox which doesn't exist at present. We once heard that three things make a movie successful: 1. Defy authority. 2. Destroy property. 3. Take off your clothes. According to that, Pearl Harbor is a success. -) To: Bob Carlson aka Mike Clowes (54) "Big Pasco" is still out there. When I was working for the railroad, we shipped a lot of stuff in and out of there. It's name is Big Pasco Public Warehouse (BPPW). I spent 14 years working for Northern Pacific (NP) which later merged with Great Northern (GN), Spokane Portland & Seattle (SP&S previously mentioned), Chicago Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q) and became Burlington Northern. While I was still working there, they merged with Frisco. My husband worked there 46 years. Before he retired, they merged with ATSF (Atchison, Topeka, & Sante Fe). No matter what the name, they still do business with Big Pasco. To: Jim Russell (58) Yeah, sure, the sun is shining in Mountlake Terrace? We have 2 grandchildren there (oh, and a son and daughter-in-law too :-) ). We also have 1 granddaughter in Lynnwood and 2 grandchildren in Bothell. Grandkids are a great draw; they get us over there a lot. We've been there so much that we have actually seen the sun shine in Mountlake Terrace! Sad to say, we've seen a heck of a lot of rain, too! -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau (64) ~ Burbank, WA where it has been hot, but has cooled off the past two days. ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I LOVE Walla Walla Sweet onions! I, too, freeze them after I've cut them up. They keep for a very long time. I just wish that they had more here in Eureka. Sometimes Safeway will get them in. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - it's warm and sunny for a change ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller (67) Ok last msg wiped out. Thanks Sandra Genoway (62). Nobody ever said that to me before. I was on a helo base in southern CA for two years (Imperial Beach) and most of squadrons either went to Nam on helo carriers or were involved in the Gemini shots. I went to school and went to Midway Island as a Crash and Fire Tech. Most flights to and from Nam went thru there to refuel and I will never forget when Nixon said "I promise the American public that American troops will never be in Lao or Cambodia" and just the week before a camouflage C-130 had landed and these guys were in Laos for the past 6 months and had been relieved by another group. To: the onion people Just bought two Maui onions great on the barby about 1/2" thick with a little olive oil. Season is April to July... Vidalias are May thru June... Walla Wallas are June thru Sept. There is another one I have never seen in markets called OSO sweet from South America... Jan - March... supposedly 50% more sweet than Vidalias. Re: Pasco I always thought it stood for People Across Southern Columbia Overcrossing, but then I remember an old tale about a guy called Pa Sco who came from Kentucky and lost his land to Pa Hatfield and Pa McCoy and went to sea at an young age. His name was short for Pa Scofield and he came around the horn with Capt. Henry and Capt. Wienhard and I think it was down in the Saragossa that they asked the steward Pa Sofield whether they had long necks or short necks left but poor Pa Sco had consumed all the long necks. So when they got to Portland (and that's another story) they kicked poor Pa off the ship and eventually he made his way up the river to the land that was owned buy Kenn Wick and and the other guy, Rich Land. They decided that he was not quite what the south side of the river wanted so they said "Get your skinny rump across that river. We don't want your kind on our side" Little did they know that before he went around the horn with Henry & Weinhard he had also met these two crazy guys known as the Wright brothers and some other crazed nut they called Mr. Denny. Oh shoot, apologies to Mike Davis (74) for using your great names for my tale. Where is Rick Maddy (67) who is on Maui and should be able to enlighten us about Maui onions compared to Walla Wallas I'll be there in September again and can't wait to see how your inventory of thong bikinis is going. Are you still going to publish in Nat. Geo? Love and Peace -Dave Miller (67) ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) To: Mike Davis (74) So, where did the 'Bulldogs' come from? -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham (72) Re: RHS Softball I would also like to congratulate the Bomber softball team on a job well done at state. I know they played well and they played hard and have everything to be proud of. What was unusual about this year's varsity squad was that there were no Juniors playing. A lot of up and coming experienced players on their way up! -Dan Ham (72) ******************************************** >>From: Melanie Orgill Meinhardt (83) Re: Girls' Camps I tried Girl Scouts for a few weeks during the summer when I was about ten. I found them too strict (they wouldn't let you start the camp fires) and it wasn't very challenging for me. I enjoyed my church camp a bit more. It lasted a week and we slept in canvas tents that we had to set up ourselves. We learned first aid, navigation by compass and stars, cooking in Dutch ovens, starting fires and playing pranks on the neighboring tent sites. I always have found memories of the innovative ways we came up with in cooking biscuits in aluminum foil and baking a chocolate cake in the Dutch oven (ours seem to come out slightly underdone, but that was O.K., it was better than being burned). Toward the end of the week we had contests in starting fires, splitting wood (it was later dropped), skits, crafts and other interesting categories. For three years straight I won on building the fastest fire (yea, I had a thing for fire). We had day hikes and after we got older went on longer hikes. Boy, my legs hurt after doing a three day hike in my fourth or fifth year of camp, my knees were never the same. Now it is my kids' turn to survive camp, but it isn't quite the same... they stay in cabins most of the time. But our family still goes out camping every summer and I still can build a pretty good camp fire, even with flint and steel. -Melanie Orgill Meinhardt (83) ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor (97) Greetings from sunny Southern California to all Bombers in and out of Bomberland. Just thought I'd write and let you know that life is good and that we should be happy even with trials and tribulations (one of those being out of Bomberland and far from going back). I haven't been paying too close of attention of late, I apologize, as life has gotten busy and I've found a few old friends that I had missed so we're back in touch and getting to know each other again. Did we ever get the words to Catalina Madalina? I have had that in my head for a solid week now and bits and pieces are coming back. And I deleted the one with the three fishies song, so if I could get those lyrics again, I'd appreciate it. I recall one about bringing home a baby bumblebee... Let me illustrate: I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee, Won't my mommy be so proud of me? I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee. Ouch! He stung me! I'm squashing up my baby bumblebee Won't my mommy be so proud of me? I'm squashing up my baby bumblebee... Ewww! Does that sound familiar at all? Anyway. Some of the songs on the site seemed very familiar but I don't remember tunes... Maybe I'll send them on to my mom. Is there some way I can find out about reunions and possibly become involved in planning mine, though several years away? Take care and be good Bombers all over the world. Green and gold veined, -Mandy Holmes Taylor (97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` April, 2001 ~ June, 2001