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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ October, 2001
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Norma Loescher (53), Burt Pierard (59) Patti Jones (60), Shirley Collings (66) Brad Upton (74), Mike Davis (74) Jil Lytle Smith (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** From: The Bomber Alumni Resource Services (B.A.R.S.) Subject: Public Forum for Richland School Board Meet the candidates and discuss the issues OCTOBER 18, 2001 ~ 7pm Chief Jo Auditorium 504 Wilson Street, Richland Let's get involved and choose our board! Sponsored by Bomber Alumni Resource Services (B.A.R.S.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Re: Urban Legends website I thought this entry from the Urban Legends Reference Pages might interest you: -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) Re: Marilyn Richey's (53) post on 9/28 Thanks for the mention of your brother Don Richey's (47) contributions to Club 40. There is some doubt whether the Club would even have got off the ground, certainly not survive as long as it has, without his tireless efforts. His fingerprints are all over the Club and even Dick McCoy (45/46) admits how easy his Presidency was because "Richey did all the work." He set the bar pretty high but, I assure you, the new administration will do its best to emulate his ideals. There has been a surge of enthusiasm for the Club and the new volunteers for Class Representatives will swell the list to over double what it has been in the past. Some people are a little nervous about how big the Club can grow but this is a challenge I welcome with glee. Club 40 Forever, -Burt Pierard (59), President ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) HEAR YE HEAR YE HEAR YE ALL BOMBERS All Bomber Alumni Luncheon To be held monthly on the second Sunday of the month. ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY October 11, 2001 Date: October 14, 2001 Time: 1:00 PM Where: Best Western Executive Inn ~~ I-5 ~~ Exit #137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 Phone: 922-0080 All Bomber spouses and friends are welcome. Bombers Forever -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: New Funeral Notices Links Site Thank you for the nice compliment, Gary. However, it took Maren HOURS upon HOURS to rebuild the new site, and it is really easy to use now. Check it out ... My most sincere thanks to Maren! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: The answer to yesterday's story problem The answer is a bit tricky and requires some logic. I leave Spalding and briskly walk down Williams Blvd. passing Sacramento, Wright, Winslow, Totten, Sanford, Potter, my old home street Perkins, Thayer, McPherson, Mahan, Marshall, Farrell, Kimball, the old cemetery, Goethals and Jadwin. At the same time, Mike [Davis ['74)] leaves the Spudnut Shop walks across the Uptown parking lot, spots the Arctic Circle, crosses the street and orders up a couple of AC burgers with fries and special sauce. The answer is: 11:30 am at the Arctic Circle. Congratulations to all of you that came up with the correct answer. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton ('74) Brad, After much thought to your brain twister, I think I have the answer. I would be quite full and uncomfortable after downing a couple dozen of Val's finest spudnuts so my pace would be quite slow. Climbing the small, but formidable, Williams Hill could present a problem and I possibly could consider quitting at that point. But I would see an awe-inspiring beacon of light shining ahead and know that there is a power greater than I pushing me to go on, and not to quit. I would follow that light knowing that I cannot fail. My walking would pick up a greater pace, my feet would feel so light and airy. I would scale the hill with no problem, nearly float to the old Mayfair Market. Then, with the end in sight, great disappointment would set in. The beacon of light wasn't my personal inspiration at all. It was the glare of the sun reflecting off your %#&@ bald head!!!! And another thing: When was Mike Franco ('70) paroled? -M. Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Does anyone know what happened to Aaron Johnson ('82)? I am looking for his address for the 20th reunion in 2002. I would appreciate the help. His email address is not working. Thanks -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Haynes (51), Rose Boswell (61) Shirley Armstrong (61), Gary Behymer (64) Chuck Crawley (67), Betti Avant (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** Re: Official listing of valid relief agencies If one wants to make sure their donations are going to 'official' relief agencies ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) Re: '51 Reunion Everyone had a great time at the '51 50th Reunion, and I want to thank the committee who all put so much work into it! Other than losing my voice by the 2nd night, it all was fun and so good to see people who've never been to a reunion, plus those who were there in the past. And what a pleasure to see Marilyn Richey ('53), who looked beautiful! We all love your input to the Sandstorm, Marilyn, please keep it up -- you have a collective memory for all of us, and we need you! I had a chance to taste those good old Spudnuts and they didn't let me own -- along with the rest of you, I wish there was an outlet near my home. I was in Wenatchee with my daughter when the terrible catastrophe hit America, and was frantic for several hours attempting to reach my son who is an American Airlines Captain who flies out of Boston, to be sure he was home and between flights. Thank God he was safe and sound. It has been tough for him, attending numerous memorials for flight crew members that he knew, and then going back to work with a great deal of sadness, but still with faith in the safety of the airline industry. He still feels it is safer to fly than to drive on the highways (check the statistics). Last week he was interviewed (along with other pilots) by a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and quoted in a front page article on Friday, 28 Sept. Read the article if you can find it, it gives several opinions on how to handle a bad situation on a flight, which hopefully will not happen again with the increased security checks. I was unsure about getting a return flight to Florida but finally got a seat out of Seattle on Sept. 20, and returned in good time. Even with all the upheavals in our lives during the middle of September, I wouldn't have missed the reunion and meeting all my old friends for the world. Thanks to everyone, and to you, Maren -- it was good to finally meet you! -Carol Haynes Finch ('51) ~ Palm Harbor, FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith ('61) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Hey I missed the Fife luncheon last month but do intend to go this month. You need to come up and go with us, we have a good time. Also Miriam Tyler is a friend of mine and I'm sure whatever she does is for a worthy cause. *LOL* Just kidding, Mike, I got a chuckle out of you using our lunch for an example, Patti probably did, too. -Rose Boswell Smith ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong (55) Apparently Laura is doing better today, they have moved her out of ICU into room 622B. She is still very weak and has a long ways to go. We are taking a motorcycle trip and will be out of touch until Sunday. I will probably hear from my brother, Ron Armstrong ('56), by then and will report more when I get back. Keep the prayers coming. Thanks. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ~ Quinlan, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Tea Time for Retired Teachers -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ now living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Crawley ('67) To: M. Davis ('74) Re: When was Mike Franco ('70) paroled? The PC term for that now is Work Release Program. -Chuck Crawley ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: answer to riddle To: Brad Upton ('74) Sorry Brad, the Arctic Circle no longer exists across Williams from the Spudnut Shop. How long has it been since you have been in Richland? Bomber cheers. -Betti Avant ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Converse (64), Jeff Curtis (69) Greg Alley (73), James Becker (83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Thanks, Gary Behymer ('64), for putting the article about the L&C teacher get together in for us to read. For just a moment, I felt as though I was walking down the halls and could see those teachers. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - Getting ready to put in a new lawn. Hope to get it finished up and growing before the rains come. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: When was Mike Franco ('70) paroled To: Chuck Crawley ('67) and M. Davis ('74) Work release? Chuck, you and I both "worked" with him... and you still think the term actually applies? -Jeff Curtis ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Brad Upton ('74) I think the answer is you would both meet at Fran Rish stadium for a football game. I don't think the Spudnut shop is open late enough for Mike Davis ('74) to gather his nuts on this story problem day, so he must buy them early and make a slow trek through the Christ the King tundra and slowly consume his nuts (maple bars and cake donuts and glazed) down to the big pool area and prepare himself for the Bomber gridiron game. I myself would do the same but in the older days stop by Arctic Circle for cheap fries and sauce and start the ultimate process of zit formation on the face. This answer is probably not acceptable from the classrooms of Mr. Davis and coach Upton but I just needed to talk. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Live in Richland where I still have the freedom to eat spudnuts, go to Bomber games, watch the Mariners, and read the Sandstorm and give Mike Davis the right to laugh at me and with me. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Becker ('83) Re: answer to riddle To: Betti Avant ('69) I think they're reminiscing. There's no Mayfair [aka Campbell's -Ed] either, but it did bring back some good memories of sitting in Mayfair reading comics, drinking from their vegetable sprayers on hot days. I also loved going over to Pennywise Drug Store for penny/nickel candy. Casualties of the "Mega Grocery stores", and 7-11. Thanks for the memory refresher guys, -James Becker ('83) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Janet Tyler (61), Pook Smith (63) Chuck Crawley (67), Betti Avant (69) Mike Davis (74), Jil Lytle (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Tyler ('61) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Yes indeedy, Mike (as I knew you in the '50s), it is cause for big brother, Dore Tyler ('53), to worry. Both his sisters are walking this 'Great Columbia Crossing' 6K race on Oct. 7th in Astoria. He best get himself in shape to join us next year! *GRIN* To: Dore Tyler ('53) Sorry to use this medium, but my reply to your new e-mail address was returned to me undeliverable. What's up? I know, you just attempted to get rid of me. *GRIN* Bomber cheers, -Janet Tyler ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pook Smith ('63) To: Marilyn Richey ('53) Dear Marilyn, I know you have to know a fool called Pook!? My heart is always with your brother, Don ('47). He made me laugh over and over and still does... will until I see him again. Please ask me for my brother, Hal's ('56) email address so you can send him a message and say hello... he and Don ran as together as strong and hard as Orville would allow and that leaves a lot of ROOM!! God bless, Pook, Hal Sr., Hal Jr. Suz Smith -Pook Smith ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Crawley ('67) Re: When was Mike Franco ('70) paroled To: Jeff Curtis ('69) and M. Davis ('74) Good point! I did say that it was just the PC term for it but you're right... in his case it's a euphemism. He's paid his debt and out on the loose, foisting himself on a unsuspecting public again is the important thing to know. -Chuck Crawley ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: The old neighborhood To: James Becker ('83) I know that Brad Upton ('74) and Mike Davis ('74) are just bringing up old memories. I grew up on the corner of Torbett and Thayer and walked many a time to the old Campbell's (later Mayfair) and Pennywise Drug stores. Did your parents ever live in the 1300 block of Torbett before you were born? There was a family by the name of Becker across the street from me, before they had a couple of more kids and needed more space than a 2-bedroom B house had. To old memories, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where they are predicting frost by the weekend ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Greg "Boog" Alley ('73) You mentioned going to the Arctic Circle for cheap fries and sauce. Don't underestimate yourself, Springboard! You are as fine a burger eater as I know! God Bless America, -Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) I am trying to put some things together for a family book I am in the process of writing and I need some help. Does anyone have any special memories of Densow Drugs, Inc. on Wright Street in Richland or the soda fountain that was in the store or funny memories of Dennis Lytle ('66) that they would be willing to share with me? I am also in search of photographs of Densow Drugs back in the 40s or 50s or 60s. If anyone knows of any I would appreciate getting a hold of them. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts (49), Jimmie Shipman (51) Mike Clowes (54), Vera Smith (58) Miriam Tyler (60), Dave Switzer (61) Dick Pierce (67), Rick Maddy (67) Scott Hartcorn (67), Chris Webster (78) Jill Lytle (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Information sent by an Anonymous Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: *LOL* Maren: I thought *LOL* meant "lots of luck". Most of the time it seemed to fit. Thanks for clearing up the mistake. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Desktop Flag Hello, All I thought that someone might like a flag. It looks great on the computer ~~~~~~~~~~~ DeskFlag, a free software program for Windows computers. DeskFlag places an animated United States flag on your screen. The flag waves in the lower-right corner as you use your computer. DeskFlag was created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and is dedicated to the memory of the victims. We hope that in some small way, using this program helps people demonstrate their condemnation of that senseless act. To download DeskFlag or get more information, visit the DeskFlag Web site ~~~~~~~~~~ God Bless, -Jimmie Shipman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Miriam Tyler Lane ('60) and Janet Tyler ('61) You, no doubt, expect miracles if you think your brother will get in shape for the next river crossing. Wish you both good luck in making it across. Hopefully it won't be as long as it was following the St. Helens blow-up. I'll be thinking of you during lunch in Fife. Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR - where the monsoons are promised to return this weekend. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: Tid bit for the Sandstorm The class of '58 Alumni Luncheon will be held this coming Sunday, October 7th at 1pm at the West Richland Golf Club. We meet the first Sunday of every month unless the Sunday falls on a holiday; then we meeting the 2nd Sunday. This luncheon is for everyone from the class of '58 including spouses. Come and join us for lunch, exchanging gossip and pictures. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Miriam Tyler Lane ('60) To: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) I lived on the corner of Duportail and Cottonwood and loved to walk to Densow's Drug for Cherry cokes at their fountain and my dad bought warm spanish peanuts all the time. It was a great place. -Miriam Tyler Lane ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Switzer ('61) Re: Poem for the Month Just a little pause for thought and pleasure. Dancing on the Sands We are all Dancing on the Sands Of time As if we Are in our own Hour glass We dance on the sands As they slowly Drain away from Below our dancing feet The seasons come and go As we dance To the tunes We choose To hear And in the end The only thing That will Keep us From Sliding through The hole below Is love That gives us Wings to lift us Off the sands To God's Eternal soul Of love -Dave Switzer ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) I recall our pioneering film production work while we were juniors and seniors. I want to remind you that it was my folks' camera and I want those originals back wherever they are. In case you've forgotten the work, we got to show our production of "Robin Hood" in our senior English class. Remember the dog doing his act on a random cottonwood tree? Remember Jerry Rogers played the part of the daughter in our "The Daughter of the Daughter of Fanny Hill"? I got to play the pimp. Who played the loser that acquired Rogers? Remember the preview of "The Aluminum Man" that Norm Englund suggested we do after the credits in that "Robin Hood" classic? We wrapped someone in aluminum foil and suspended him by his ankles and hands so it looked like he was in flight. Do you remember who played the part? We should have done that film. If you hadn't filled my 442's console with beer we might have been trusted with the camera a little longer. What about "The Trouble at Mud Beach Crossing"? Rogers got the best part again; the disappearing Indian. I remember we filmed it at the shelter belt up near the By Pass Highway. Who's got the originals? -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Hey Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67), thanks for letting us know -- I have a couple questions for Steve Schockley ('67) I believe we were sophomores when you and I headed out to West Richland to take a try at driving your car around the dirt bike track out there. I was wondering if we were in our right minds; you driving and me going along with it? What brand of car was that anyway? I remember it was small, like a Minor? Maybe not. And did we make it all the way around? I do remember a lot of bucking and banging around in the car. The choking dust. And then the elation from surviving it all. To: Marilin Greenwell Wolford ('67) Always nice too see someone that I have known, and always wished I had known better, from the L&C kindergarten days. I hope all is well with you and yours!! To: Joyce Soehnlein ('67) Howz it, darlin'? You still driving through Kenmore to work or are you on the east coast now? You were going there weren't you? Does JK Ellwanger have an email address? -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Maui, HI - where vacation is NOT the word of the day (meaning, nobody home). I actually took an unobstructed left onto South Kihei Road (the beach road) yesterday. Becoming more and more common lately. Walked a good two hundred yards on the beach the other day without tripping on someone nor spilling a drop of the cocktail. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: Densow Drug store Jil, Growing up on Birch Street, I have several memories of Densow's Drug Store. In fact, I was wondering when/if any Alumni Sandstorm reader would mention Densow's. Not only was it a great place to buy penny candy (for those of us with a sweet tooth) but they also were the sponsor for our Little League team. I played on their team in the late fifties. As a sponsor they not only provided our uniforms with their name on it, but after every game that we won, Densow's would give each member of the team a free drink from the soda fountain. My favorite was the cherry phosphate...something you almost never find anymore. Densow's was a one of a kind place and I have many more memories, too long to share here. On another related note, does anyone remember Dietrick's? Another great neighborhood grocery that could also satisfy that sweet tooth with 5 cent candy bars and soda pop that came in real bottles. When I was in grade school at Marcus Whitman, I would often stop by Dietrick's (about 2 blocks away) in the morning on the way to school and buy stuff that I would sneak into class. Jil, hope this helps... and I would love to see any old pictures that you come across of Densow's. As I recall there was a grocery store next to Densow's, but I can't remember which one. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chris Webster ('78) To: Brad Upton ('74) When are you going to be at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA? -Chris Webster ('78) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) A BIG THANK YOU!! to everyone that has been sharing their memories with me. I have heard some wonderful things and they will all be so nice to add to the book. I really appreciate all of you that shared your memories with me. -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Marian Howser (51) Anita Hughes (52), Lionel "Robbie" Roberts ('52) Carol Bishop (57), Barb Isakson (58) Barbara Farris (59), Audrey Eberhardt (61WB) Carol Converse (64), Scott Hartcorn (67) Diane Hartley (72), James Becker (83) Shelley Williams (84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Tea Time For Retired Teachers I printed out the above Tri City Herald article about the retired teachers and took it over to read to my mother, Leola Black, who taught in Richland from around 1947 till 1973. She taught mostly at Carmichael and I think at Sacajawea also for a few years. Anyway, Thank You, Gary Behymer for taking the time to put this article in the Alumni Sandstorm as my mother remembered many of the teachers mentioned and enjoyed the article very much. She is 93 years old now and her quality of life is certainly not like it used to be. Thanks again, Gary. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marian Howser ('51) To: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Desktop Flag Thank You for offering the Desk Flag, I tried to receive it but I was not successful. My computer told me that I had tried to perform an illegal function and I could not use it. Help! I want to use it. -Marian Howser ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: Dietrich's Market To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Are you talking about the Dietrich's Market that eventually moved out to West Richland? If so, it was originally in North Richland, out near a theater and the Army base. There was an Army hospital out there also. My oldest daughter was born there in 1953. Does anyone remember when West Richland had a different name? Actually two different names. The first half was called Enterprise - that was located between the Yakima River Bridge and ended just about at the irrigation canal. The second half was called Heminger City. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ~ near beautiful Mt. Shasta, CA Where the weather is going to cool down ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lionel "Robbie" Roberts ('52) Re: RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TERRORIST ATROCITIES IN US Hi Maren, You might like to post this URL for those who would like to read in detail what the British Prime Minister posted on his web site ... very interesting. There are also links to his speeches to Parliament. Keep up the good work. I understand you and Jerry Dudley renewed your acquaintances at a recent reunion. He's like a brother to me ... we have maintained contact over these many years. Our sons names reflect our relationship. (-:] 10 Downing Street Lionel "Robbie" Roberts ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [If you can't get to that site, try this site that was in the 10/5/01 Alumni Sandstorm... it has all the same information as what is on the 10 Downing Street web site. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Bishop Horne ('57) Re: Densow's To Jil Lytle Smith ('82) I grew up right behind Densow's and have many fond memories, dating back to 1949.. Jil... your dad was a good friend... and when my dad was dying from cancer...your dad came over and brought him an old Sears catalog for him to look at... he was at home in a hospital bed... so I believe that you lived on Birch... right??? And as far as Dietrich's... my husband, Gene, worked there for many years... Jil... the sister of one of the pharmacists, Virginia, also worked at Densow's and she had moved to Ketchikan, AK and we ran into her up there when we lived there.... her bother bought a drugstore in Kenn... I think... Anyway.... -Carol Bishop Horne ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) To: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) I was glad to hear how Laura's doing. She worked at the Paellas store in Richland which is now Rite Aid. Would be nice to have an address to send a card to her. Thank you. We'll keep praying for her! -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) Re: Some pretty amazing stats!!! Would like to share this with the Alumni Sandstorm. I thought it was really neat. -Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Desktop Flag Thanks for the flag. I love to look down and see it waving on my screen. As an Army brat, I guess I will always be a flag-waver. Enjoying everyone's comments and love the poem although I've forgotten who wrote it. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ Cooling off in Central Georgia ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Desktop Flag I downloaded the little flag. It very cool. I plan on downloading the lights also during the holidays. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it looks like rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Dick Pierce ('67) Re: Pioneering Film Production I remember well our short-lived, but productive movie making career.. You were the perfect pimp in "The Daughter of the Daughter of Fanny Hill". Ever notice how that role set the stage for the rest of your life of lies and deceit? Do you have the trench coat you wore, or is it still on loan to Peter Falk (Colombo)? You might recall we had an All Star cast for the "The Trouble at Mud Beach Crossing", which included 1967 classmates George Moore, Jim Schodt, Grant Richardson, and Weasel (Jess Daniels), not to mention Norm England and Jerry Rodgers who played the now infamous role of the disappearing Indian. I have no clue as to who the "Aluminum Man" was... I just recall him coming out of the Shelter Belt wrapped head to toe in aluminum. We should have done this film... it would have made a great sequel to "Robin Hood" and would no doubt have also been shown at the all-class assembly. As to the originals, last I heard they were at Jeff Upson's (RIP '67) house. The copies I made were left in the trunk of that car that we towed through West Richland and pushed over the cliff of the abandoned rock quarry. I'm sure you remember the car because the night before we ditched it you were tearing off strips of the headliner and passing them out as souvenirs at Zip's. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) Hey Mike. You brought back some great memories of all the hot places I used to be all the time. Who can't resist a large order of fries at Arctic circle B - Ranch fries - loved that sauce. Lynn Ibatuan works at Sacy so I see her every day. She told me Boo and Ponch were going to be on the field with their daughters - that is so neat. I know how proud you must be. You stud bucket you. :-) Have a good weekend. -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Becker ('83) Re: The old neighborhood To: Betti Avant ('69) As a matter of fact I lived there for about a month. I was the straw that broke the camels back. With 3 older sister things got a little crowded, so we moved down the street just off of Williams/Thayer. Of course I don't remember anything of the old house, but that whole neighborhood was great for growing up. -James Becker ('83) ~ Seattle, WA - Where it's nice and sunny. I was able to go to the historic Mariners game last night (10/4/01), and tonight hopefully I'll see the breaking of the Yankee A.L. record. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: Robillards Would the gentleman that I discussed Dosithee Robillard with, please email me. I'm sorry but I lost your address and I believe my husband just met another one of your relatives! To: Rick Maddy ('67) An unobstructed left on to South Kihei Road? WOW! We stayed at the Shores of Maui last January and that was impossible then. Enjoy your peace and quiet, because those tourists will be back, you just live in too beautiful of a place not to share. -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Sandra Atwater ('51), Anita Hughes ('52) Roger L. Myers ('55), Melanie Dukes ('67) Pm Ehinger ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) To: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Desktop Flag Thanks so much for the American flag. I was able to download it and I have it flying very proudly and I do so enjoy! -Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) To: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Desktop Flag Thank you for the Desktop Flag. It is just great. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger L. Myers ('55) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) Please send my best wishes to your mom. She was my teacher at Carmichael. I transferred to Carmichael midway through the 8th grade. She was my "homeroom" teacher and was a kind, considerate teacher. I have thought of her often throughout my career (now 41 years and continuing) in education. If you have an address, I would like to send her a card. Mr. Bonjourni was "across the hall" and also taught "homeroom". I keep in touch with him and enjoy "remembering" those important years. (Actually our "remembering" is not inhibited by the need for accuracy, so things are even better than they were.) Your Mom and Mr. Bonjourni were (and are) special people. HAVE FUN! -Roger L. Myers ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Melanie Dukes Heffner ('67) To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Our daughter is looking at colleges for her Masters/Certification for teaching. Among others, she is interested in Humboldt State. Is that in your area? What is the weather like there during the various seasons? She grew up here in Oregon, graduated from OSU, but has been living in the LA area for three years. She is ready to go north but has never stopped in Northern California and is interested in the area. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks so much. -Melanie Dukes Heffner ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Desktop Flag Yes, Jimmie, this is a very Cool flag! I have it waving in the right hand bottom corner! I just love it! Thank you ever so much!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ~ Thorp, WA - we had our first frost yesterday! (10/5/01) So Fall IS here! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Desktop Flag Thanks for the American Flag link. I was in the Army for 3 years and have always been proud to be an American. In fact when I was in basic training it was our platoons' duty to raise the flag on a holiday where the "big" one was used that day. Even though I was one of the few not chosen for that duty that day just standing at attention that day and saluting the flag as it was raised for the day brought tears to my eyes. I don't know if you remember me or not, but my senior year in high school I went to state bowling tournament with you and your family in Spokane and shared a room with you and yours. Your daughter and I bowled doubles together. That seems like yesterday but it was the spring of 1969. Thanks again, Jimmie. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ three cheers for the red, white, and blue ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: my daughter, Nikki Davis ('02), 2001 Homecoming Senior Princess You were a lovely site at the Homecoming Royalty presentation last night at the Bomber game. This week you are the Bombers' Senior Princess, but you will forever be my princess. I love you. Dad -M. Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and one funeral notice today: Jim Hamilton ('63), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Esther Dawson ('73WB), Holly Chamberlain ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Jan Bell's ('64) One Woman Show In the mail I received an invite to an "Almost One Woman Show" of art work by our own Jan Bell. The show entitled, "Filling Empty Frames" is being held at the Abramson Gallery in Mendocino, CA between October 2nd and 31st. They are having an opening shindig on Saturday, the 13th of October between 5 and 8pm. If it is convenient, make the trip. This is one talented girl. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: Dietricks Market Anita, There was a Dietricks Market near my neighborhood that we frequented in the mid to late fifties and early sixties. I believe it was on the corner of Dupertail and Wright Street. Next door was a gas station and behind both was a play field that we used for baseball and football. We lived at 629 Birch Street and this store was the closest to where we lived... about 4 blocks. I was not aware of a Dietricks in North Richland, but eventually there was one in West Richland. I don't know the connection that any of these stores had to each other, or which one may have been the original... my buddies and I were just glad to have a place nearby where we could spend our lunch money on junk food. With reference again to Densow's, which I recall was located on Wright Avenue and Swift Street, the grocery next door was the C&H, and next to it was a gas station. The C&H eventually became a Chuckwagon Buffet, but I don't know what's there now. Anyway, in those days (50s - 60s) television sets were powered by a series of "tubes". When one went out you either called the TV repairman (expensive) who came to your home, or in our case, I remember many trips with my dad to Densow's because they had one of those tube testing machines and the replacement tubes. He liked doing it himself, plus it was cheaper. Finally, there was also a barber shop next to Densow's and I still remember going there for my first "real" haircut. The memory of those "grown men" with hot towels and lather all over their faces getting shaves with a straight razor is still etched in my subconscious. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB) To: Katie Powell ('01) Re: Homecoming Congrats Congratulations to Katie Powell, RHS's 2001 Homecoming Queen! You looked beautiful out on that field Friday night (as always!), and your dad, Lyman Powell ('65), couldn't have been more proud. Love and loads of hugs from the "Queen Mum," -Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Holly Chamberlain ('76) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) One thing I remember about my year with Mrs. Black at Carmichael was her emphatic rejection of the idea of another dam, to be named the Ben Franklin, I believe, to be placed across the Columbia in the vicinity of Richland. "No, no, nix never!" she exclaimed one day in class. I hope that she enjoys knowing the fruit of her fervor is the protection of the Hanford Reach. -Holly Chamberlain ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from 10/7/01 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Carol Brodaczynski Harris ~ Class of 1973 ~ 3/8/55 - 10/4/01 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and B.A.R.S. today: Annette Bradley ('51), Steve Carson ('58) Shirley Armstrong ('61), Donna Bowers ('63) Jim Vach ('64), Mike Lange ('67) Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** From: The Bomber Alumni Resource Services (B.A.R.S.) Subject: Public Forum for Richland School Board Meet the candidates and discuss the issues OCTOBER 18, 2001 ~ 7pm Chief Jo Auditorium 504 Wilson Street, Richland Let's get involved and choose our board! Sponsored by Bomber Alumni Resource Services (B.A.R.S.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Annette Bradley Forsythe ('51) Re: Diettrich's Market(s) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) There was indeed a Diettrich's store in North Richland -- in fact the first one in the area. They opened in 1948 as the North Richland trailer park was getting into full swing. Conrad and Goldie Deittrich came from Walla Walla and opened the store. My husband, Don ('51), and my brother, Bill Bradley ('50) worked there almost from opening doing stocking and sacking groceries. Conrad's son, Karl, opened the store on corner of Duportail and Wright. Conrad opened the market in West Richland when the North Richland trailer park closed down in 1955. In fact the WR store building was moved from North Richland to West. After Conrad died, Karl and his wife, Wanda, operated the WR store a long time. The building which housed the Chuckwagon on Wright Avenue was purchased by West Side UP Church and is now the West Side Center, a multipurpose activity Center serving both the Church and many community groups. -Annette Bradley Forsythe ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Sharing your memories of Diettrich's and Densow's. We moved to 1210 Cedar from North Richland in about 53 and had been shopping at the Deittrich's in North Richland. Chuck Dietrich was in our class ('58) and his Dad owned the stores. I vividly remember the TV tube testing machine at Densow's and the fountain made a great "phosphate". Have never been able to find one since those days. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) I talked to Ron Armstrong ('56) -- Laura's husband and my brother. Laura is doing better. They sit her up from time to time and she is recognizing people. Her mother went back to Springfield to be with her for a few weeks and Laura was happy to see her. They are concerned that she does not much want to do her physical therapy, I am sure it hurts to a certain degree, she is very thin and fragile and it takes a lot out of her. Ron is very relieved that her mother will be able to stay with her during the day and encourage her to do her therapy. Ron has to go back to Richland to work. Thanks for the prayers. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) Congrats to the Powells and to Jan Bell I know and remember you both - what wonderful achievements. I think all young girls going to High School would like to have been a Homecoming Queen or a Prom Queen. It never happened to me, but I got to watch our daughter crowned Prom Queen her Senior year at a large High School in a suburb of St. Louis. It was a real shock, as we had raised her to be an athlete and a good student and we were just thrilled for her to be running. Nowadays they don't necessarily choose the most gorgeous girl, as Melisa was not the prettiest, but she just glowed with inner beauty that night... it was truly a treasure watching her. Only problem was we were so far from home to share it with anyone. I remember calling my mom and saying, "You are never going to guess what - in a million years?" So to all of you that have had that recognition in your lifetime... treasure it... it is quite an honor. It doesn't surprise me a bit that Jan Bell ('65) has her own art show. She has always been a talented girl in anything she tries. And for all of those who have never been anything, you never know what gifts you bestow on others by just being yourself. Sincerely, -Donna Bowers Rice (Proud to be from the Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Vach ('64) Re: West Richland Names The part of the community by the old Bates Feed store was known by some as The Brotherhood addition. If I remember right, a Christian group led by a charismatic fellow tried to create its own community up there. Benton County Fire District Four captures the community's primarily rural character better than the other names. Butch Kelly's ('64) dad was the fire chief for many, many years, and most everyone was a volunteer fire fighter. My dad was a commissioner for many years and my mother was the Secretary for a term or two. -Jim Vach ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lange ('67) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Diettrich's Market Scott, Now that the rockets are flying in Afghanistan, it reminds me of the base balls flying over that gas station next to Diettrich's market and the right field street bordering the ball field (Duportail?). I think I hit the house that Nancy Lee ('67) lived in more than a few times. It's a wonder no windows were hit. If you remember also... we used to go thru a lot of basketball nets where Fred Hinkle ('67) lived, some never lasted the day. We used to use up a lot of days playing ball... then walk over to Diettrich's to buy 6 packs of sweet tarts (for a quarter) to get our sugar fix. If we weren't playing sports... we seemed to be standing in the cold in duck blinds or kneeling on ice surrounded by sage brush hunting ducks or geese or riding the hood of a car at night Jack-Lighting rabbits. I seem to recall we came across some watermelons out in the desert one night... that old kaiser I was driving at the time was dragging bottom with the weight. Those days are gone forever but not the memories. Bombers will always rule -Mike Lange ('67) ~ Tampa Bay, FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: All the request that I have had to compile some of the memories of Densow Drugs and post to the Alumni Sandstorm I will see what I can do. I'm going to have to cut some of them down and that's not easy... the memories are all too good! Maybe I can set up a link where everyone could read these terrific stories I have been receiving. My brother, Denny Lytle ('66) will probably let me have it... I've heard some things I'm sure I wasn't supposed to!!! Oh well... its all good. Thanks again to all of you for sharing things with me. Keep those memories coming!!! Bomber Cheers to all! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Mike Clowes ('54) David Douglas ('62), Bill Didway ('66) Bill Wingfield ('67), Dick Pierce ('67) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Esther Dawson ('73WB) Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Diettrich's Market at the corner of Duportail and Wright was mentioned in last issue of the Alumni Sandstorm. My Mother, Ola, went to work for Karl the day the store opened and worked there until Karl moved out and went to West Richland. That store has a lot of memories for me, too, as I worked there with Mom. Karl was a great boss and we all had a lot of fun working there. Sometimes I thought he was too easy. One thing Mom enjoyed the most were the kids that came into Diettrich's. She had nicknames for many of them. Some I can remember was Burr Head, the McCleary kids were called the little McClearys, the Morris kids were called the Poke Chop kids, Chocolletto (sp), and Duane Hendrix was named Casanova, Cassy for short, because he was always combing his hair. There were a lot more but I can't remember them. Some of you might have had a nickname assigned to you. Karl was a good manager but that is not what he wanted his life to be. His dad kind of forced him into the store business. Karl wanted to be a musician. He would have made an excellent teacher of music and he was an excellent musician himself. In my opinion, the grocery store contributed to Karl's death. Wanda, his wife is still living but is having a hard time. Age does that to us all. Wanda is a wonderful person. I remember the green river phosphates. That was a hot drink at all of the drug stores as was the "suicide coke." This was a mixture of everything that could be squirted into your coke. Does anyone recall that someone was dared to drink a glass of phosphate without stopping? Can't recall what happened to him. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Annette Bradley Forsythe ('51) Thank you for clearing up a mystery. I had always wondered where the West Richland branch of Diettrich's came from. The building, by the way is still there, but not in its original duty. Now, was it Diettrich's Market or Diettrich's Food Lines? My Columbians show both names, but no addresses. Perhaps the Duportail and Wright store was the Food Lines. I do have memories of going to the North Richland branch (with sufficient coin in my pocket), buying a steak and having them cook it in the "restaurant" that was also in the store. It cost the price of the steak plus and additional dollar or two, and they would include fries and a veg; drinks (coffee, tea, milk, milk shakes or sodas) extra. At any rate, my thanks to the "older generation" for clearing up the mystery. Bomber Cheers to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR - where the monsoons have abated for a while and it is a nice sunny 65. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) I lived on Birch Street within easy walking (or bicycling) distance to Diettrich's Market. I often went there to get bread or milk for my Mom. My clearest memory, though, is buying her a Mother's Day present there once when I was in elementary school. They were selling plants at a price I could afford on my minuscule allowance, so I bought one for her. When I gave it to her she asked what it was. Of course I didn't know. She planted it in the front flower bed right near the door. So if anyone ever wondered why there was a bell pepper plant growing in the flower bed... Speaking of holidays, October 1 was "National Day" in China - their independence day (although they take the week off to celebrate it). This year it happened to coincide with "Mid-Autumn Day," the day of the first autumn full moon - when families gather, go outside to watch the full moon, and eat moon cakes. I was in Beijing that night with two of my students - and the full moon low on the horizon was a beautiful golden color. We spent two days there - I actually got to climb the Great Wall (I have my certificate to prove it, even), see Tianamen Square, and visit the Forbidden City. My students watched over me like mother hens, afraid that all the climbing and walking would be too much for an "old" man... But I had the time of my life, and never felt younger! My father was in the US Marines and served as a guard at the American Embassy in Peking (as it was called then) before World War II. He brought back many photographs of China, which I looked at when I was young - never dreaming that I might some day see those places in person. It was an indescribable thrill when I got my first glimpse of the Great Wall. -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, China - where our warm autumn weather suddenly disappeared overnight and I'm going to have to get used to wearing a coat again) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway ('66) Re: question Need some information on RV parks in or around San Diego. Any special ones to stay in or any to avoid? -Bill Didway ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Diettrich's Market and Densow Drugs To: Annette Bradley Forsythe ('51), Mike Lange ('67), Scott Hartcorn ('67), and all the others discussing Diettrich's and Densow's Thanks for the memory awakening. Growing up on the 1400 block of McPherson, I spent many hours at both Pennywise and Densow's. I had forgotten about the TV tube testing machine. We went to Westside Protestant Church, so I walked home from there many sundays, and had to stop at Diettrich's on my way home. I don't know how you guys/gals remember all that stuff, but keep it coming. To: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) I second the motion for a link to Densow memories. To: Powell and Davis, Congrats on the Homecoming Queen and Princess honors in Richland. To: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) Congrats on your daughter's homecoming queen honor. You are right, Donna. That is quite an honor. I like what you said about your daughter, and I have to second when you said: "And for all of those who have never been anything, you never know what gifts you bestow on others by just being yourself." I would add that if you smile, and say something good to someone, it will be contagious. Re: Jacklighting I hadn't heard much about that, but since Mike Lange (67) brought it up, Ray Miller ('67), Don Andrews ('67), and I spent many hours out at the prison camp riding in the back of Diamond Dave McDaniel's ('67) purple jeep. Mike, weren't you with us a few times? Seems like we didn't get very many, but had many good times. -Bill Wingfield ('67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) Re: Baseballs To: Mike Lange ('67) and Scott Hartcorn ('67) Our big league ball games were played down on the corner of Goethals and Symons across the street from Malley's Drug Store. After our dusty games in the blazing summer sun we'd go across the street for those same fizzy soda at the fountain at Malley's. Mike Maki ('67), Scott Denler ('67), Jim Marshall ('67), Norman Englund ('67), my little brother, Bobby ('68), and I would take on anyone that came by looking for a game. We even played ball with Susie Nelson ('67), Linda Sargeant ('67), Myra Weihermiller ('67) and Co. My favorite part, sure to make you forget about the heat, was when the unlucky guy playing center field had to jump the cyclone fence that surrounded the cemetery, below the hill from Sacajawea, when we smacked a home run. It was just the kind of itchy, scary, titillating thing that childhoods are made of. Some of the girls (and guys) wouldn't climb the center field fence and jump into that other world. Maki always hit the most home runs. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Annette Bradley Forsythe ('51) Steve Carson ('58) Re: Diettrich's Market Thanks to both of you for the background on Diettrich's and their family... it's great to know this connection after all these years. Living in our part of town, I rarely got to North Richland... too far to walk or ride the bike. We were happy to have a nearby store. Ever notice how these type of family owned, friendly, neighborhood grocery stores have gone the way of the 8- track tape machines? Too bad...they are a great piece of Americana. Steve, I'm glad someone else remembered the tube testing machines... was certain that I hadn't just made that up. By the way, I did find a soda fountain this past summer that served up those phosphates. You'll have to go to Sun River Resort in Central Oregon (Bend) to get it... there's an ice cream store in the shopping area that also has an old fashioned soda fountain. To: Mike Lange ('67) Stop... you're killing me with all those memories. Yes, we spent many hours playing ball at the play field and Hinkle's house. And what fun were those hunting trips. I still picture the three of us, plus a dog, in an 8 foot pram rowing out to some remote island in the Columbia, in the dark, in the dead of winter. With that and the jack rabbit episodes, it's a wonder we're here to talk about it... and as you know, this is just a tiny portion of many crazy things we did growing up on Birch street. Great to hear from you again... Tampa's a great city. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB) Re: Correction Katie Powell (RHS Homecoming Queen 2001) will graduate (if all goes well!!!) in June 2002 (not 2001). :) Thanks! -Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Mike Davis ('74) Congrats to your daughter on being royalty. She is a senior so you are officially old. I have a young lady who is a sophOmore in my household. She is a sports trainer and had a different experience recently. She wore a sweatshirt she bought at the high school that had a mushroom on it and was asked to go home and change because the coaches did or do not like the mushroom cloud likeness. A shirt purchased at the Bomber store for the school mascot and cannot be worn at a Bomber football game. What up with that? -Greg Alley ('73) - I will be live at Safeco for game 1. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Lea Branum ('55), Betty McElhaney ('57) Burt Pierard ('59), Janice Woods ('60WB) Patti Jones ('60), Judy Porter ('61) Gary Behymer ('64), Pat Merrill ('65) Karen Schildknecht ('67), Mike Lange ('67) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Becky Tonning ('73) Mike Davis ('74), Anne Mitzlaff ('77) Gil Gilstrap ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) Re: Romanian Editorial - An Ode to America bT 10-8-01 I received this from a friend and thought it was worth passing on. Maybe it will be posted. EDITORIAL FROM A ROMANIAN NEWSPAPER -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) Re: Diettrich Market Bringing up this subject is making me hungry. After we were married and lived just a block away we shopped at Diettrich's quite a lot. They had the best bulk sausage I have ever eaten. Does anyone know if they still make it? -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Daughter with Mushroom Cloud sweatshirt You haven't been paying attention. I tried to warn everybody that there is a cancer on good old Richland High School and it's growing fast. Jim Qualheim, Scott Woodward, Lonnie Pearson, Jim Deatherage, et al, have been maintaining a continuous campaign to get rid of the Mushroom Cloud and replace it with the Day's Pay LIE. It doesn't matter that they don't have a single historical document to support the myth of Day's Pay as the origin of the Bomber name, they have just kept repeating the story for over ten years and it has now become the truth to virtually the whole faculty and student body!!! If you parents and grandparents don't stand up and challenge them to prove their allegation, our true nickname origin will be lost forever. Atomic Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) Don't know what's wrong with my faculties but only remember a couple of things about downtown; there was a Drugstore right next to the Richland Theater, which one was that, I thought it was Rexall... but can't get beyond the Chicken Noodle soup and Chocolate Soda at the Fountain. I remember a grocery store, but I believe it was Campbell's Market, remember the name Kit Campbell as another student at Lewis and Clark. This Store had a wood flap-up window toward the back, we rode our bikes up there and bought popsicles on hot days. Neither of these two places was very far from our "E" house on Cullum. What about CC Anderson's? Did that become the Bon Marche? Do remember the Village Theater, went every Saturday afternoon, wearing our cap guns just like Gene and Roy's. Muscles was usually already there in front of the Box Office with his bike all decked out in fine Western style as was he. It was 11 cents admission and we had a nickel or dime each to spend. I always blew mine on candy or popcorn at the Show but my brother saved HIS. After the movie we stopped at the Drugstore and he spent his dime on a comic book, which I, of course, coveted from the minute we arrived home again. He would finally escape to the "library", lock the door, and read! All the while, I was pleading with my Mom to make Ken come out of the bathroom and let me read his comic book. His reasoning to Mom, she "ate" her dime! Take care all. -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ~ Sunny San Francisco ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) REMINDER All Bomber Alumni Luncheon October 14, 2001 ~ 1:00 PM Best Western Executive Inn I-5 Exit 137 5700 Pacific Hwy. E. Fife, Wa 98424 Bomber Forever -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - The temperatures are dropping, rain and wind. Fall is definitely here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Porter Cox ('61) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Diettrich's market brings back lots of memories for me. I lived on Hartford, across the street from the store on Duportail, from the 3rd grade until graduation. Ola was my favorite person in that store! A year after we were married (Charlie Cox ('56) and I) we moved to Birch and shopping at Diettrich's was the best - meat market and produce. When our two oldest were 3 and 4, along with a neighbor boy of 4, they rode their tricycles up to the store. We must have looked forever for the three of them. When we found them, all three were sitting on the counter of Ola's checkout, eating candy, their tricycles parked outside the door. She knew they belonged in the neighborhood and took care of them. So did we!! Thank you for mentioning your mother, Ola, she has a fond place in my heart for watching out for all the little ones. One year Karl had a drawing for a huge stuffed Santa Claus (about 3 feet tall). He had it hanging from the ceiling. I filled out only one coupon, but my mother must have stuffed the box. I won that Santa Claus with that one coupon and we have used it every Christmas. That Santa traveled all the way to Texas and now decorates our youngest daughter's (with the youngest grandchild) house each Christmas. -Judy Porter Cox ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Surfing the web Here is a Pat Quane ('59) picture of the 'old' Sacajawea Grade School... or what's left of it. Another one of the Quane home at 1212 Marshall (;-) Re: Pacific University Alumni: 1973 REBECCA AINLEY WHITMORE taught foreign languages for four years at Chief Joseph Junior High School in Richland, Washington. Since then, she and her husband, Bruce, have moved 14 times in 20 years. They are now settled with their eight children in Yakima, Washington, where Bruce teaches kindergarten. Rebecca educates the children at home in the family's own private school, Green Pastures Learning Center. Find the above entry at: -Gary Behymer (64) ~ downtown Coflax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Merrill Davis ('65) Re: Densow Drugs I lived on Cedar Ave. and many a day would walk to Densow Drug - this was the meeting place of the town during the 50s. I can remember Johnny Knolls owned the snack shop - Twinkies and Fudgesickles were 8 cents each or 2 for 15 cents. Francis and Ellen Sherwood ran the jewelry shop (which at one time was located against the front windows). Wayne Kaiser had the camera shop and also worked as a cashier for the whole store. You could buy Glidden paint as there was a very small alcove that had paint, brushes and a few hardware items. Mr. Lytle was the pharmacist. You could buy a rabbit's foot or lucky charm that was hanging on the wall around the pharmacy. Crepe paper was located in the bottom drawers near the pharmacy. Sewing items were located in another little alcove next to the pharmacy. If you go into Densow now, this room would have been located directly behind the substation post office that is there now. The candy section was at one time in the middle of the store and then moved closer to the snack bar. The selection of "penny candy" was hard to beat. There was even a carousel that had hot peanuts that you could buy. I can remember buying a wide piece of licorice that had little tiny dots made out of sugar but can't remember what is was called. Cherocal cough syrup could be purchased and this stuff was nearly 80% alcohol! Got rid of your cough or after taking half the bottle you probably didn't care if you coughed or breathed!! The field across from Densow (Pullen side where there are apts. now) one day my brother and his friends decided to make a fort and proceeded to set the field on fire! It just to be a great place to ride your bike because of the hills and dodging the trees... fire took care of that! -Pat Merrill Davis ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) To: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Mushroom shirt You can't be serious. The shirt they sell at the school store can't be worn at school functions? I would be asking for an explanation. That makes no sense at all, but then again, that's why we need to weed the school board. I wore my Bomber sweatshirt at the Homecoming game, as did several hundred other people. Nobody was told to change. At least, as far as I know. Re: Homecoming Royalty Congrats to Nikki Davis, Katie Powell, and the rest of the girls on their crowning. And a special congratulations to my niece, Blair Ibatuan ('03), Junior Princess. I'm so very proud of you, kiddo! All of these girls were so pretty. I really enjoyed the Nomination Assembly, too... there are some very talented, funny and clever kids in this area. The skits were just fabulous, but a far cry from the way we nominated our royalty in the "good old days". Re: Densow's Memories Densow's Drugs was on my way home from school, so about once a week, I would stop there, read the trashy romance magazines they carried, and eat an order of their wonderful french fries. They were the best! I think it was because they were fresh, cut straight from the potatoes. No frozen fries in those days. It's a memory that has stayed with me for over 35 years, so they must have been good. It was also the best place to get my Dad's favorite birthday treat... warm cashews. He always got some from one of us kids. I also remember checking the TV tubes. Every once in a while, he'd let us go do it by ourselves. That was an honor. What great memories. Bomber Cheers! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lange ('67) Re: Pram To Scott Hartcorn (67) We sure put that 8 foot pram through it's paces. It was one of the best buys Hinkle & I made. A few times the water level was a inch or 2 away from coming over the top. One of my favorite trips with that pram was when we all took it to North Hampton lake(?) in the pot holes and spent the weekend camping out on the island there and trout fished the weekend. When I went into the Army in 1968 I gave my half ownership to Hinkle. Tampa is a very nice city to live near however since Sept. 11 jobs are scarce and I am giving up my 32 years as a senior auto insurance adjuster and or auto body shop manager and becoming a Forrest Gump with a job on a shrimp boat out in the gulf on 8 day trips... actually a Gummer Forrest Gump since the good fairy stole my top teeth and didn't even leave a dime under my pillow. At least I am back in a boat and on the water again and not a 8 foot pram. (mid-life thing?) Re: Jacklighting To: Bill Wingfield ('67) I am sure I went out jacklighting in the back of the jeep... probably fell out the back a few times. One of my favorite places to go was running the canal road in between Richland & Badger Mountain and coming out near the Fat Top mountain area. We did have good times at night and on some nights had a good hunt. To: Dick Pierce ('67) Richland was the daily stomping grounds for us kids to search out baseball games or football games and Basketball games. I know I used to drive all over town looking for games. -Mike Lange ('67) (AKA Gummer Forrest Gump) GOD BLESS AMERICA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: More Memories To: Alumni Sandstorm Readers With all the news coming out of Florida, people getting vaccinated for anthrax and whatever else, does anyone remember when we got those series of vaccinations for smallpox and polio? I remember around 1954-55 (help me with these dates) going to the Community Center for these immunizations. I recall, for polio, we had to go three times and it was given to us in a sugar cube. Someone tell me this wasn't just a figment of my wild imagination. And wasn't the Community Center (on GWWay) the very same place that early Hanford workers used for Friday night socials, and much later became the location for Hi-Spot and numerous graduation parties? Who recalls the juvenile pond on Wellsian Way, just below Carmichael Jr. High and across the street from the Atomic lanes? Each spring they would stock this little pond with trout and on opening day for fishing kids under 13 could fish there. I recall landing some big ones, but when the fishing was slow, we would catch polliwogs and bring them home... Mom always hated when the fishing was slow. Speaking of the Atomic Lanes, and taking nothing away from all the fine hamburger joints we had (Zip's, A&W, Arctic Circle, Tastee Freeze, etc.), in those days my vote for best burger went to those "alley burgers" served up at the Atomic Lanes. They also had the best fries, made from big potatoes with the skins still on them. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Becky Tonning Downey ('73) Re: Harvey's To: Brad Upton ('74) I am so sorry to have missed you this last weekend in Portland. I had to be out of town, but I did however, spread the news to a few fellow BOMBERS, that you would be here. I hope they got to make it. Thank you for keeping us informed and I hope you will be back soon, so that I can attend. Sincerely, -Becky Tonning Downey ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Katie's Mushroom sweatshirt Apparently, if I understand correctly, some of the staff members feel the bomb is okay, but not the mushroom cloud. That makes a lot of sense, huh? Wear your sweatshirt, Katie! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) To: Greg Alley ('73) Re: the cloud sweatshirt It must be for the same reason you won't see the cloud on ANY football equipment, or member of the coaching staff. AND, it must be for the same reason the Bomber football fund raiser t-shirt has a stealth bomber on it. It hurts to witness it, but what can you do? -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gil Gilstrap ('79) Hey just wondering about the building that used to be Chuck Wagon and now is the Westside UP center. Did that also once used to be the Milestones Athletics and if it was what happened to it and Big Mike. -Gil Gilstrap ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Jim Russell ('58) Betsy Fox ('63), Leo Webb ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Ray Stein ('64) Dick Pierce ('67), Don Andrews ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Penny Mitchell ('71) Cristy Cone ('74), Molly Hinkle ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) That would have been the Downtown Thrifty Drug Store next to the Richland Theatre (both buildings are still standing, by the way). I don't remember if they were associated with the Rexall chain. But there was a soda fountain stuck somewhere amongst all the other goodies. There was also an Uptown Thrifty Drugs on the Jadwin side of the Uptown Shopping area next to the Uptown Theater. It was much larger than the Downtown store, and it, too, had a soda/lunch fountain/counter (well, it was either a soda fountain or a lunch counter, take your pick). During my stint with "Cousin" Ben and others at KWIE we used to state during the Thrifty Drug commercials that the Uptown store had things the Downtown store didn't have and vice versa; and between them both they didn't know what they had. I do remember buying a Zenith Transoceanic Radio from Downtown Thrifty. Very nice, but very heavy "portable" radio which could get not only the local stations but some interesting short wave stations like BBC world broadcasts and Radio Moscow. What made the radio heavy was the battery and the tubes, (note here the segue to the tube tester) which could be tested at just about any drug store in town. Bomber Cheers and Mushroom Clouds to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR awaiting the next monsoon, but hopefully will have nice weather for the drive to Richland on Saturday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Pennywise (1200 block of Thayer) was Rexall. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) Your recollection of Saturdays at the movies brings back some memories. I believe the name of the drugstore you visited next to the Richland Theater was Morgan's Drugs. It later became a Rexall. -Jim Russell ('58) ~ when mushroom clouds were something to be reckoned with! Visit our St. John's Web page at ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betsy Fox Vance ('63) Hi Maren, In going through an old box of letters, I came across this letter dated Tuesday March 7 -- with no year - but I am thinking it is either 1962 - or 1963. It will become evident as people from that era read it. What I want to know is -- who were the boys in room 804 and did they have fun? This letter was to my father who was evidently a chaperone at the state basketball tournament that year. I have no memory of him being there - only the chairs sailing out the window into the swimming pool many floors below at the Camlin. The man who wrote this letter lived in Menlo Park, CA - and wrote it to my dad here in Richland. "Dear Mr. Fox: As a consequence of my work with the American Can Company, I have been staying at the Camlin since March 9th on the eighth floor. I realize now that we were here together during the latter part of last week, and wish that I had known this at that time. I was most shocked and disturbed last week at the conduct of the young teenagers here. Your presence here was obviously necessary. Certain things which happened on our floor make me wonder if considerable advantage was not taken in your absence during part of the time. You know of course that the use of detectives was ineffective in controlling the movement of girls and boys in and out of various rooms. Saturday and Sunday morning, up to 3A.M. was particularly notorious in this regard. Those adults and staff who remained here after the departure of these youngsters felt that they had inadvertently been a party to a very unwholesome scene. In my presence an obviously over-stimulated boy came out of another room on our floor with an excited girl and produced a key to Room 804, which they entered and locked behind them. Just prior to that through the open door of this room, girls were busily straightening the beds as several boys came out. This was around 6 P.M. Saturday. Some time prior to this, two girls in particular were creating a great disturbance in the hall, which was the reason for my being out there, and when I told them they should be reported to the manager, they thought that was real funny. A little while later this same evening 4 boys came past my room to go down the fire stairs. This didn't make much sense and when I asked them about it, they said their room was 804. I am the father of teen-age girls and am somewhat qualified to distinguish between over exuberance in conduct which is far from permissive. In my opinion, and without reference to our floor, this basketball holiday has contributed to considerable delinquency among the very young. I personally observed this on other floors after the games. I would say that from the start the general public conduct of these children was inexcusable and simply got worse the longer they were here. It would seem to me to be most evident that your daughter was not involved and that the fact of your presence indicates your awareness of the potential problem. As a parent I feel that it is not amiss for me to write you about my reactions and hope that you will accept this in that light. The hotel management has advised me that there will never be a repetition of this, regardless of the termination of the AA tournament. The adverse effect on their adult clientele was certainly evident. It has been my experience that parents can assist each other during this difficult teen-age period, which is my only reason for writing you. Sincerely yours. King Howard" Ok... fessup... who were all these wild younguns... and why was I missing out on all the fun? On another note - Wanda Diettrich has been our neighbor on Gowen for 50 years (although, she moved a few years ago - but I still have frequent contact with her, her daughter Karla and son Chuck) . I have copied all of the comments about Diettrich's market and sent them on to her - know she will be pleased. She, indeed, is a most wonderful lady - as was Karl. Do any of you remember that he was Director of the Mid-Columbia Symphony for many years? Also -- does anyone remember waiting outside of BB&M on those cold winter Saturday mornings for the bus to come and take us skiing at Tolgate? and Tony... the thick man smoking the cigars in front of BB&M? How about David's Shoes and putting our feet in that cool machine that showed our glowing green toe bones. That was fun - checking out our bones and then cruisin' on down around the corner and eating a Spudnut. And... all the moments on the river water skiing, floating - hanging out? The island - sliding down the flume? The sand dunes. And our grand little horseshoe shaped street - GOWEN ST. - packed full of kids -- Dave, Phil, and John Heffner; Rita, Grace, Sheila, Brenda, Kathy, Terri, Doug and Rick Zangar; Nancy Shortess; David, Tom, Diane, and Jim Simpson; Gregor and Betsy Fox; Jeannie and Robin Lewis; Doug, Betty, and Carolyn Benoliel; Cap and Cecile Phillips; Karen and Sandy Stanfield; John and Sam Nageley; Don and Ann Fuqua; Ora, Chuck, Charlotte, and Karla Diettrich; Ann, Ruth, and John Albertowicz; and Duke and Judy Campbell. What a huge sandbox of unfettered fun for 18 years. -Betsy Fox Vance ('63) ~ back in Richland on Gowen St. -- after being gone 38 years. It's gorgeous here in Richland - the weather and this most glorious river. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb ('63) Re: Bomber buffet How many Bombers out there from Portland to Everett and north are interested in meeting at the Emerald Queen Casino for a buffet Saturday, November 10th from 4:00 to 8:00. There is room for 40+ and the cost is some where between $20 and $25. At 8:00 the show starts and those that want to can stay for the show at no additional cost. It will be in the Bridge night club. I need to know who is interested and if we can get enough to pull this off. Please E-mail me or call me. Come on 63' I know we can do it! Fred and Annie, Dean and Anita, Susie, Jimbeaux, Tony, Mary, to name a few. -Leo Webb ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: mushroom cloud "What the hay"??????? The shirts are being sold in the school store, but are not allowed to be worn to school functions! Something wrong with this picture! "We" definitely need to weed out the school board; too bad alumni living in other areas aren't allowed to vote!!!!!!! "We" would definitely win!!!!!!!! Keep up the "good" fight. Proud of the Cloud!!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - finally getting cooler days and nights. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: TCH Article Maren, This article may be of interest to Alumni Sandstorm readers. -Ray Stein ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Mike Lange ('67) and Scott Hartcorn ('67) Yeah, that was the greatest part of growing up around town. The games. You could go anywhere and find one. My favorite, later on, were the games at the black asphalt basketball court below the Bomber gym. Not far away were the luscious Welcsh grape drinks at Tastee Freeze. I remember getting to play against the "big gun" varsity players like Neill and Brian Kellerman and the Wallaces. As we moved from one side (Haines and Jefferson Elementary) to the other side (Stanley St. and Sacajawea) of Uptown, my life belonged to the Uptown Theater. I remember the free shows on Saturday morning. All you needed was an Uptown merchant receipt for a free show. After scouring the alley inside the world of Uptown's Bowls, we'd go to Rexall (Thrifty Drug Store?) and buy some penny candy for a receipt. Then we'd go terrorize Mr. Stiles at the Theater. That poor man. We did everything from ripping off the ends of Good and Plenty boxes to blow into the box for a sound like a trumpet, to flattening the dime box of popcorn to send it like a glider through the air and watch the shadow on the screen, to Marshall's cherry bombs. I remember Stiles came out 3 or 4 times and shut down the movie one special Easter morning and told us if we didn't knock it off he'd close the theater and send us all to the street. As soon as he left the stage, and the lights were out, we started firing popcorn boxes and Good and Plenty blares anew. I think it was on that Easter matinee he sent us on our way. It was absolute free-for- all for quite some time. I, personally, was kicked out of the theater for life (according to Stiles), with Stan Kaveckis ('67), for plugging up the toilets with toilet paper and flushing them. We ran into the theater and found out that there were only a couple of others there. It was just about show time. Stiles came down and grabbed us and took us to his office and kicked us out for life. I remember the pain that meant to me. I went home and told my dad I hadn't really been the one and he went down and talked to Stiles and got me off the hook. If Stan's listening, he knows who plugged up those toilets. Later, I remember walking into the theater backwards when the 7 o'clock show was getting out. It worked. Marshall and I stole a gum ball machine one time. It was one of those triple headers with a head for plastic snakes. It was loaded with almost 9 dollars. We had to beat it open with a 2x4. That part was not nearly as much fun as the hysterical, falling down from laughing so hard running away with the stupid candy and toy machine from the front of Thrifty's across the Uptown parking lot to the Mormon church. We took it over to the wooded area below Sacajawea and split the 9 dollars and left all the little rubber snakes and bugs and stuff, imagining that some little kid would find them and it'd be like Christmas. I graduated to making out in the back of the theater when I moved up to Chief Joseph. That's another story. I feel better. Thanks, Bombers. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: More Memories of Your Memories To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) The fishing at Wellsian Way pond was great. I lived at the corner of Davenport and Delafield just around the corner from Phil Jones ('69), kitty corner from the Johnsons (Kurt, Dierdre, Chuck, and Megan), and in the other half of the "B" house where Linda Adrian ('70) lived. This was just a short walk to the fishing and of course some of the best polliwog gathering anywhere. My mom also dreaded when the fishing was slow. I also agree about the "alley burgers", I think it was that thin coating of grease on the outside of the bun that made them special. The fries were also the best anywhere. On a recent visit to Richland I was sad and glad to see some of the old stomping grounds. The old fishing hole is gone, Atomic Lanes has a new name, A&W is gone but at least it is a BREW PUB, the covered area at Zip'S is gone but Zip'S lives (ahh the Cherry Cokes), the GAS-A-MAT coin operated self serve gas station across from Roller rink is gone but in it's place is an Espresso stand (thank god for caffeine). To: Bill Wingfield ('67) The many nights cruising the sage brush for the ever illusive Jack Rabbit. We were successful on many occasions in the area of Bombing Range Road, Flat Top, and Badger Canyon. Sometimes we would take Sam Dosset's ('67) 1950 Ford that he called the Bat Mobile, Ray Miller ('67) was always riding shotgun. Sam, Ray and I spent a few of those cold miserable mornings in a duck blind or trying to outwit some geese in a stubble field outside of Burbank. Dave McDaniel ('67) still has his jeep but I'm not sure it is running... which which also brings back memories of pushing further than I ever rode in it. More memories later... Bomber (mushroom cloud) cheers to all -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - Rain, 56 degrees ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Polio sugar cubes Scott, Yes we did take those sugar cubes laced with polio vaccine! And yes the Community House was used for lots of things! I remember taking square dancing lessons there in the 50s some time! We also had our '67 graduation party there! Peg Kestell ('67) and I went to the last dance Hi-Spot at the community center last month! The place has changed a lot! The dance was held where we had our dance, but the game room was sealed off and turned into a pre school or something! Well I'm sure you'll get lots of notes about the Polio Vaccine! No, you haven't lost it yet! It really did happen! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ~ Thorp, WA P.S. Everyone with a Bomber T-shirt or sweat shirt with the Mushroom Cloud on it should pick a day and ALL wear them to a game or to the school! Tell Scott Woodrow I remember when he wore it and he also slept through Study hall!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Penny Mitchell True ('71) Re: Upton cd For the King County Bombers who may be interested, the King County Libraries now have multiple copies of Brad Upton's ('74) CD "My Cheeks are Still sore" available for check out. A Very Funny CD - naturally. -Penny Mitchell True ('71) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) I have enjoyed reading everyone's memories. I too remember the pond below Carmichael. Up until I was in Kindergarten we lived on Thayer, right across the street from Carmichael. My brother Roger ('75) and I would walk down there with fishing poles and try our hand. It wasn't until later that I realized that fishing and catching are two different things. We excelled only at the fishing part. I also remember Densow's. From Thayer, we moved to Putnam St. and Densow's was another bicycle destination. As Mom had a charge account there at the pharmacy, we would (Rog and I) talk them into letting us get something at the soda fountain and charge it. After the soda fountain closed, we had to settle for slurpees at the 7-11 that moved in around the corner. It just wasn't the same. What freedom we had! I can't even let my daughter (age 6) walk down the street by herself. To: Mike Davis ('74) Do you remember coming to my house late one night with bags of snacks? No? Ask Mark Stevens, et. al., who was hiding behind the car across the street, laughing. -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ~ Boise, ID - where Fall has just arrived. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Molly Hinkle Millbauer ('79) Re: Milestones. Yes, Gil, Mike is still there next to Old Densow's. I presently live in Kennewick BUT... send all my business to him. My son's baseball team buys or orders all their baseball gear from him. Everyone I know, goes to Mike first. Just trying to keep those Richland businesses going! Bomber cheers from Kennewick -Molly Hinkle Millbauer ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Diane Goodenow ('59) Larry Mattingly ('60), Ann Engel ('63) Emajean Stone ('63), Kim Edgar ('79) Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Ray Stein ('64) Thanks for the heads up on this, Ray. The basic premise is a good one, but unfortunately the dear old TCH fell for the revisionist gambit on the rest of things. I just wonder if any one has sent them a copy of Burt Pierard's ('59) learned treatise on the subject. Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR - where hope springs eternal that today's (12th) and tomorrow's (13th) Alumni Sandstorms will be in my in basket. I know it's not your fault, Maren. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You're brilliant, Bob/Mike!! The 12th issue was sent at 1:20am -- the 13th will be a bit later since it's 2am now, but this will be sent *soon*. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Goodenow Rhodes ('59) Where can I buy a Mushroom T-shirt or sweatshirt? -Diane Goodenow Rhodes ('59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bomber Boosters have sweatshirts and T-shirts, though I'm not sure if they have the mushroom cloud. I believe the school store has mushroom cloud apparel. If all else fails, get a friend in Richland to pick one up at Dawson-Richards. Buy Bomber Stuff website -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: David Douglas ('62) I enjoy reading the notes of your time in China. Please keep sending them. Your comments about Mid-Autumn Day were familiar. I was in Guandong (Canton) a few years back. It is the main trans-shipping point for fireworks from the interior. I met a man and his wife and was invited to their small apartment for moon cakes and plum wine in the light of the full moon. He was an executive at a factory and she was an engineer with excellent English. I met many neighbors and a few relatives. In all of my travels, that evening is one of my most pleasant memories. I envy you your time there. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ On the road in the Spokane area where it was snowing hard in the hills near Deer Park this Friday morning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) To: Betsy Fox Vance ('63) Re: State "62-63" My Dear Bets, I went with you and your mom and dad to state that year 1963. Don't you remember your mother almost got us in trouble, she threw water balloons our window and then left the room. I have since learned from my other half that he frequented the party room a lot. He told me most of the girls were "Junior girls", they know who they are. I do believe a lot of the basketball team were there too. Just think we might have won state if they had been good boys and got their sleep. That's why Richland was banned from the Camlin after that. Yes, Gowen Street had a lot of the neat kids on it and a great river behind it. What great memories I have of going in your boat and just swimming by your dock. You never knew who might stop by. Now you are back where you started and letting your boys enjoy our great town. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Emajean Stone ('63) Re: Mushroom Cloud Saw the recent entry regarding the sweatshirt with the mushroom cloud. Burt Pierard ('59) and Greg Alley ('73) mentioned Jim Qualheim. Is he teaching at Col. High? Is he related to Bernie Qualheim ('56) - who worked with my brother at G.E. - and Rosemary Qualheim ('63)? When I tell people down here in California about our school newsletter and our constant keep in touch e-mail messages they cannot believe it. We have such a great network and such an awesome regard for our school, it's hard for other people to believe, but it is our roots. We are a very unique group of people. We appreciate our background and our school. -Emajean Stone ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Halloween Costume My seven year old son was deciding if he wanted to be a "Army Man" or a "Buffalo" for Halloween. I was hoping for the "Army Man" a camouflage shirt, hat and pants and were ready to go. Well, he has informed me that he wants to be a: Buffalo for Halloween. I told him they didn't make "Buffalo Costumes, he said that was OK, you can make me one. I asked him where am I going to find "Buffalo Horns", he replied, you'll figure out! Well, as a mother's duty, between work, sports and trying to sell our house as well as being in the process of building a new house, I need to find time to make a costume. I was wondering if anyone knows where I could find head gear (already made - made out of plastic) with horns on it. I thought the "Buffalo Bills Merchandise" might have something, but I haven't found anything yet. I could be original and try and make something, but If there's something out there already, and it saves me time, I'd like to get it. Anyway, If anyone has any suggestions or knows any websites to check out, I would love to hear from you. Does anyone have any memories of unusual costume they had as a kid? Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reunion Committee ('82) Just a reminder that the class of '82 reunion committee is holding a planning meeting this coming Wednesday Oct. 17th at 6pm. It will be at the Rattlesnake Mountain Brewery in Richland. Hope to see you all there! GO BOMBERS! The Reunion Committee: Teresa Dunham Johnson Tracey Wood Peloquin Jil Lytle Smith Craig Hall Heidi Hogan Gottshalk *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and B.A.R.S. today: Ken Ely ('49), Gus Keeney ('57) Margo Compton ('60), Shirley Armstrong ('61) Jim House ('63), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Tedi Parks ('76), Tim Lippert ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** From: The Bomber Alumni Resource Services (B.A.R.S.) Subject: Public Forum for Richland School Board Meet the candidates and discuss the issues OCTOBER 18, 2001 ~ 7pm Chief Jo Auditorium 504 Wilson Street, Richland Let's get involved and choose our board! Sponsored by Bomber Alumni Resource Services (B.A.R.S.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Mentioning the drugstore in Downtown Richland brings back a memory, my family's first night in Richland. My father was working and living in Hanford and the rest of our family in Spokane, after moving from Eastern Montana. When my father finally got a house, he had us move to Richland in early March of 1945. So, we rode the train to Pasco and the bus to Richland, arriving about 7 pm. Our father was supposed to be waiting for us but he wasn't there. We waited in the bus depot until it closed and then we saw the lights of the drugstore so we walked there. There was my mother, grandmother, sister (Betty, 16), brother (Bill, 7) and the 10 month old baby (Kathy) and me (14). We had the address but no idea where to go and at that time there were no taxis in Richland. The man who owned the drugstore said he would drive us home when he closed the store. So he loaded us in his car and drove about 4 blocks to our new "A" house on Barth Ave. If we had known how close it was, we could have walked. My father had to work overtime and there was no way he could contact us. That was my first experience in Richland and with that drugstore. It was a beacon in the night. What a shock to wake up the next morning and see nothing but dirt, no grass or trees. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA (Sacramento) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Sorry to see that you are having to drive in that "White Stuff". What's it called again, Snow? It's 10:00am now and I have to go turn on the air conditioner. Gonna be in the high 80s or low 90s today!!! Eat your heart out!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ Yuma, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) Re: Mushroom Cloud T-shirt I recently ordered a T-shirt from the Richland High School store. It has the mushroom cloud on it. I figured I better get one before someone decides to get rid of them. They also have sweatshirts. Go to Buy Bomber Stuff website You can download an order form. The T-shirts run a little small. I ordered a medium and had to send it back and get a large. I probably won't wear it too often for fear of it wearing out and not being able to get another, but at least I have it. -Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) ~ Having beautiful weather here in San Antonio, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) The beginning of this last week (10-8-01) was good for Laura, with her moving better and corresponding better, but then she did a turn about having pains in her chest so they had to do more tests and more tests... the doctor did not seem to think it was her heart, the test are more to rule out things like blood clots, etc. She has been in a lot of pain and of course they give her pain medicine, if one doesn't do the job they give her something different, I am quite sure her system gets addicted to one medicine (when you are addicted to something it quits working for you) and that is why they have to switch. They have taken the feeding tube out and will probably go into rehabilitation soon to start physical therapy on a regular basis. We are sure she will have more ups and downs but that comes with recovery. Laura's mother is with her and I am sure she loves the attention and love she is receiving from her, I hope her mom takes it easy because she is recovering from open heart surgery she had this past summer. Laura was not doing as well again this afternoon (10-13-01)... it was due to the physical therapy that was to start tomorrow she was not quite ready so they will postpone the therapy for a few more days. To: Bill Johnson ('61) A friend of ours, Glen Rose ('58), sent a tape of you from the class reunion, it was great. I am surprised we haven't ran into you since we have been in Texas going on 30 years (mostly the Dallas area) we now live about 50 miles from Dallas. Have a great day and keep singing the songs. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ~ Quinlan, TX - 60 degrees and overcast high today will only be in the 70s and that is fine with us.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: STATE '62-'63 To: Betsy Fox ('63) The letter dated March 7 you cited is probably a hoax as the State Tourneys in 62 and 63 were both after March 7th. If the letter were true, I assume it was referring some Kennewick WBs who had tagged along to Seattle. Certainly the classy women of the Gold Medal Class ('63) wouldn't have done anything to cause the slightest concern for their parents. To: Ann Engel ('63) I will deal with you later. As I recall nearly all of the Bomber team members were in their jammies immediately following the games... dreaming of future victories. -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX - wondering if I missed out on something at STATE ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) I was glad to hear that the late delivery of the 10/12 Sandstorm wasn't some gremlin in my system, although I did go on-line to read it. Maren, we all owe you our appreciation for your hard work. Here's mine... THANKS A TON!!! Emajean Stone ('63) is quite correct, this is an incredible network of our past and present and the envy of others. Now you just need to get more sleep! To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Thanks for remembering the sugar cubes... I feel better now. I basically left Richland in 1967, and while I've returned many times since, it's been to visit family. Next time I'm going to dedicate myself to a tour of all the old hangouts to find out whatever is there now. To: Don Andrews ('67WB) Thanks for agreeing with me on the Atomic Lanes alley burgers, it was definitely the grease on the bun and on the fries that put them into a league (no pun here) of their own. Another Atomic Lanes memory... for years my dad bowled every week on a league, and many times I would go with him. I was about 5 or 6 at the time and recall that the restaurant had an adult section. Inside there were the old style pin ball machines, the kind without flippers. People would play these machines to earn points, which later could be turned into cash... an early form of gambling that to this day I'm not sure was legal at the time. Anyway, while my dad was bowling, I would sneak over to this forbidden spot until I got kicked out. To: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) Call this a little known fact or a confessional about Wellsian Pond. Each spring during my junior high days at Carmichael, two weeks of our P.E. class was spent learning how to golf. Our teacher was Howard Chitty. I'll never forget his "three rules of golf", in this order: Keep Your Head Down, Keep Your Head Down, Keep Your Head Down. (Wonder what his handicap was???). Anyway, we would practice hitting balls in the field below the school, which was also next to Wellsian Pond.. Each time Mr. Chitty turned away with his "head down", my buddies and I would launch a few balls into Wellsian Pond. I don't think Howard ever figured out how/why he was losing so many golf balls, and I often wondered what they must have thought when they finally drained the pond for good and found all those golf balls. Now I'll sleep better tonight! -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Mike Davis ('74) tells me that he'd be glad to let you use his body for a paper mach cast for your buffalo costume... a perfect likeness... horns and all!! Such a deal... you need to call him, Kim!! Glad I could help... good luck!! -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Lippert ('79) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Isn't Poulsbo the home of the Viking festival? If so maybe you can find a plastic viking helmet and cover it in fake fur? I think I've seen them around Seattle, maybe Archie McPhee's. Good luck! -Tim Lippert ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 deceased today: An Unnamed Bomber, Bob Harmon ('51) Carol Haynes ('51), Mike Clowes ('54) Tom Hughes ('56), Barbara Brown ('57) Jim Yount ('61), Ann Engel ('63) Susie Shaver ('63), Donnie Dean ('66) Susan Bixler ('66), Dick Pierce ('67) Esther Dawson ('73WB), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: An Unnamed Bomber Maren, I'm sure SOMEONE has clued you in - but, just in case - Dawson Richard's does not exist any more. All that is there is a tux shop. They closed about a year ago. ******************************************* ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Ah Yes; the old Thrifty! Ken Ely's ('49) note about the old Thrifty drug store brought a flood of memories! I worked for Mac at Safeway right across the street from Thrifty. Had a lot of memorable experiences involving both Safeway and Thrifty. The most memorable, however, is one of George James who was the jeweler in the drug store. When I decided to get married and wanted a set of rings for the new bride (I still have her), I went to George and looked at rings. They were pretty expensive but I had just gone to work for G.E. and felt quite well off. He sold me a nice set and threw in a set of silverware and dishes in the deal. He was a really nice guy. I worked at Safeway with Bob Hooper ('50), Elbert Kelley ('50), Bob Finch ('51) and Bob Johnson ('50). I was lucky. I worked in produce and didn't have to do the box out job the other guys were doing. It was messy work what with rotten lettuce, etc. but I enjoyed it. Thanks for the memories, Ken. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) Re: Sugar cubes Someone was asking about when polio vaccine was available. My husband came down with polio in July of 1954 and all they could give other members of the family at that time was gamma globulin. Since I was 7 months pregnant, I got 2 shots! Fortunately, even though he had bulbar polio, my husband recovered with no debilitating paralysis - only a weak left shoulder and he was never able to swallow really dry food. I seem to remember hearing of a lot of people being affected that summer - several people I had known at WSU also came down with it. And it wasn't long before a vaccine was available. Maybe just a year or two? -Carol Haynes Finch ('51) ~ in hot Palm Harbor, FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Club40 Not that everything is etched in stone, but Club40 moves onward. As the "prez", Burt Pierard ('59) said earlier, we still doing our thing in September the weekend after Labor Day and at the Richland Shilo Inn. As discussed at the recent Board of Directors (Class Representatives) meeting, the annual dues, and the costs for the weekend will remain the same. Now for the really boring stuff. The Club Officers are: Burt Pierard ('59) - President Bill Wilkins ('51) - Vice President Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) - Secretary Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) - Treasurer Class Representatives (so far) are Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Ray Conley ('46) Keith Clark and Keith Maupin ('47) Nina Barlow (possibly)('48) Rex Davis ('49) Pat Jones Miller ('50) Jimmie Shipman ('51) Luana Ivers Portch and Roberta "Bert" Adkins Shipman ('52) Marilyn Richey ('53) "AKA" and Dona McCleary Belt ('54) Sharon Templeman Watts ('55) Nola Davey Meichle and Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) Larry Belt ('57) Vera Robbins and Glen Rose ('58) Tom and Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) Ann Bishop Meyers and Richard Anderson ('60) Judy Willox Hodge and Roger Gress ('61) We still need representatives from the Classes of '44, '45, '46, '48, '50, '55 and '57. If any of you feel so inclined please contact either Burt Pierard or Ann Thompson. Appointed positions are Richard Anderson ('60) to be the Data Base Manager, Dona McCleary Belt ('54) to be the Historian, and yours truly as the semi-reluctant editor of the "DustStorm" (the club's newsletter) which will be mailed out in November/December (of this year!). If you have any further interest in the club, please check A good time and pizza was had by all at the meeting. I even had a nice lunch in Fife on Sunday. Perhaps the Sisters Tyler might show up next time and bring their big brother out of hibernation. Bomber Cheers to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Back in Albany, OR safe but tired. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Bomber Lunch in Fife, WA A bunch of old Bombers got together today at the Best Western in Fife, WA for lunch. We had a great time talking about old times and common friends. Bob Carlson AKA Mike Clowes ('54) made it up from Oregon and Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) made it over from Wenatchee. I am including some of the pictures I took along with a list of names. Bomber Lunch in Fife, WA - 10/14/01 We are going to try this on each second Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome and we promise a good time. -Tom Hughes ('56) ~ Auburn, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Brown Webster ('57) Re: Memories of Diettrich's Market It has been so interesting reading about all of your memories of early Richland. Especially those of Diettrich's Market and Densow's Drugs. We lived on Fries St. (can't remember house #) but it was about 4 blocks south of Marcus Whitman elementary and 4 blocks east of Wright. When Diettrich's had their grand opening one of the prizes was a blue Monarch bicycle. Up until that point my chief mode of transportation was a pair of skates (in those days you attached them to your shoes and tightened them with an all-important skate key) and a red scooter. I wanted that bike real bad and I must have been a very good girl because, surprise, surprise I actually won it. I think that was 1951 and I was in 6th grade. It was the highlight moment of my adolescence and I will treasure it always. A few years later we moved way over on Cottonwood Dr. north of Swift and every day I walked past Densow's Drug, usually stopping on the way home for one of their chocolate sodas. I do remember when West Richland was called Enterprise. I spent a great deal of time at the stables just past the train tracks always riding over on my blue Monarch bike. Paul Webster ('56) and I have been married 44 years and live in Tucson now. We have renewed childhood friendships with a number of other Richland Bombers. -Barbara Brown Webster ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Yount ('61) Re: Class of 1961 Reunion Photographs I've placed 144 photographs from this summer's event at and intentionally left a few blanks and question marks on the captions, just to see who's looking really close! Even the thumbnail pages take a while to download, so please be patient. -Jim Yount ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: '62-'63 State tournament To: Jim House ('63) My Dear Mr. House, You were always a good boy, but not so sure about some of the others. Haven't heard anything from Mr. Smith. Now that I think about it, I think ROOM 804 was my husband's room... would you know anything about that, Mr. Gunter? "Kennewick girls"? What Kennewick girls? I'm sure non of the '63 girls were involved in any of that nonsense. To: Betsy Fox Vance ('63) I don't know, Betz, I think we missed out on something here. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) I was there at the state basketball "convention" at the Camlin. and nothing happened that was unorthodox... We just laughed and had fun. I think we did consume some ETOH, but all we did was laugh, as far as my group was concerned. Bomber luv, -Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donnie Dean ('66) Re: Richland Memories Whatever happened to the drive-thru Dari-Marts? I remember one across from HAPO on Williams and one next to Atomic Brew pub. How about the BOB-A-LOU drive in restaurant (later the SEA SWIPER). Then a Mexican Restaurant. That's where the Fonzis of our time hung out. Not exactly like Happy Days. I think Al Nihart ('66) owned the place. Ahhhhhhh...Sweet Wellsian Pond. The tadpole hunting was the best. My brother Darrell ('64) and I fished it every year. We frequented that area a lot even though the signs on the building said "Danger Poisonous Chlorine Gas". We lived through the Mosquito fogger didn't we? We also went down to the river to fish and find OLY labels. My brother had a 4 dotter for years in his wallet. How about all those bunkers that were over grown with weeds and probably had snakes and rats. We would throw rocks in them to test for signs of life. I spent a small fortune at Densow Drug. Comic books, 45 rpm records, hot butterhorn and a Chocolate coke. The fountain was the best. I even played on the Little League team they sponsored with Tim Funk ('67) and Steve Schockly ('67). We got free cokes after games. We were livin' large. My brother and I found a bunch of old beer bottles and pop bottles on the river bank one time and hauled all of them over to Campbell's CandH market next to Densow's. We were rich after that day. We bought our gas for our lawn mowing jobs at the station on Wright and Swift for 23 cents a gal. I usually charged $1.50 a yard. that was a good profit margin. Any way those are some of my old memories be they ever so humble. -Donnie Dean ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Bixler Pachniak ('66) Re: Fire Truck Campaign I've been reading the sandstorm for about 2 years, laugh, muse, comment but never type... but, Ray Stein's ('64) reference Tri-City Herald article about the fire truck for NYFD, mirroring the pay day bomber campaign. I was really moved, sent the article to my siblings, encouraged them to donate, reminded them that dad in '44 gave a day's pay. I think as this develops and when the truck or funds are produced an engraved plaque (i.e.. "Donated by the citizens of Richland, WA) should be enclosed with the check and attach it to the truck, followed by a press release and maybe other cities will follow... what a great idea. -Susan Bixler Pachniak ('66) ~ Warren, MI - rain, again! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Scott Hartcorn (67) So you're going to sleep better tonight, huh? Just because you told folks about the golf balls into Wellsian pond? I know you've voted on the best burger belonging to the Atomic Lanes, but why don't you tell folks the rest of it? Remember the night, at about 3am, we went to the Lanes, and you, or Rogers, "borrowed" that black bowling ball? We all marched up to the top of Carmichael Hill and you rolled it down the middle of the road toward the Columbia River in the black of the night. (Is that Van Giesen?) I remember we never saw a car, or heard it collide with anything. I still think it went all the way to the river. Now that was bowling! Sleep easy -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB) Re: Unusual Halloween Costumes To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Kim Yes, I have a very painful memory of an unusual Halloween costume. In 1964, as a 4th grader at Marcus Whitman, my mom and older sister, Gayle ('65) turned me into "Herman Munster." My sister Debra ('74WB) was "Marilyn Munster" and the youngest, Michel ('76WB), was "Lillian Munster." Mom used food coloring to dye our hair. I was thrilled with the way I looked, and won first place (a 'Midge' doll) at a costume contest at the Pasco theater... thrilled until the end of the evening when we discovered that food coloring doesn't come out of hair! I had to go to school with green hair for about 9 months, was called "The Witch," and treated as a total outcast. It was a pretty traumatic experience for me (and my sisters). To this day, people from Marcus remember me for my green hair, Debra for her mustard-yellow hair, and Michel (who got off the easiest) with her blue streak. Thanks, Mom!!! -Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) It's happening again! Would some alumni, located close to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, please make sure Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) takes her medicine? M. Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** Received 10/14/01 -- if a funeral notice shows up in the Herald, it will get scanned... in the meantime: James Macki ('64) passed away Oct. 14th in Portland, OR. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and B.A.R.S. today: Anita Hughes ('52), Kay Mitchell ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Larry Mattingly ('60), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Rose Boswell ('61), Fred Schafer ('63) Rosalie Lansing ('63), Shirley Carlisle ('65) Greg Alley ('73), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: The Bomber Alumni Resource Services (B.A.R.S.) Subject: Public Forum for Richland School Board Meet the candidates and discuss the issues OCTOBER 18, 2001 ~ 7pm Chief Jo Auditorium 504 Wilson Street, Richland Let's get involved and choose our board! Sponsored by Bomber Alumni Resource Services (B.A.R.S.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: Safeway To: Bob Harman ('51) You said in your email that you worked for Mac at Safeway. I did not know him but heard about him in later years at Safeway. Did Rotha Hunt work there when you did? I worked for Perry Dodd and Lorane Becker for over 13 years. Did you know either of them? Great guys. Thanks for listening. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ~ where Mt. Shasta needs more snow ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: Bomber Band/Mushroom Cloud On Saturday Richard [Coates-'52] and I had the pleasure of attending the Spokane Lilac Festival Competition of Bands where we watched our trombone playing grandson Mitchell Coates march with the Richland High School Band. The kids were awesome in competition and won 3rd place in their division. They marched in the form of a "bomber" across the field with the whirling propellers formed by the twirling of flags - it was an thrilling sight! The mushroom cloud symbol was very visible on the T-shirts, hats, etc. of parents and band boosters, including my daughter-in-law, Sally O'Neal Coates ('80) who was proudly wearing her green and gold in the form of a mushroom cloud sweatshirt. As Mitch's Eagle Scout project, he chose to build 2 pit wagons for the band to transport their auxiliary percussion instruments onto the field - both of them were beautifully hand painted by his dad (Doug Coates- Bomber turned Falcon '81) with a huge mushroom cloud logo. It appears the RHS band people have no problem displaying and supporting the cloud symbol! -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: More Club 40 Stuff For those of you interested in joining Club 40, log on to - or better yet mail your five dollars to: Richland High School Club 40 P. O. Box 1832 Richland, WA 99352 I'm sure Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) will be glad to take your check, and any other notes you may have for the general membership. Now, why is this being done? Well, for one thing it is the only way to get on the mailing list for "The DustStorm" [the Club40 Newsletter]. Since things were a little confused prior to the annual meeting, it has been decided to mail out the next issue of the newsletter to all of you on the previous mailing list. As it stands right now there won't be too much of the usual "gossip", but there will be a few well chosen "words of wisdom" from Dick McCoy ('44/'45). Burt Pierard ('59) will probably offer either his inaugural address or a "state of the club" message. This year's gathering is being put together by a committee ably chaired by Bill Wilkins ('51) with assistance from Nola Davey Meichle and Karol Brimhall Smith (both '56) and Judy Willox Hodge ('61), just to name a few. I'm sure that either they or the Class Representatives will be happy to take your input and/or assistance. Forget the name of the song, but the line "see you in September" does strike a familiar note. Bomber Cheers to all, and keep wearing the "Mushroom" Tees to games -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR - where the weather can't make up its mind. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Dawson Richards Even though the Dawson Richards store as we knew it is gone, last year I was able to purchase two Bomber T-shirts in the Tux Store. I am sure they probably still have some as they had a large selection at that time. -Tom Hughes ('56) ~ Auburn, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Gus Keeney (57) Hey, go ahead, try to rub it in, I totally enjoy the NW weather, most days rarely wearing a jacket until it goes below freezing. You may have to share that sunshine in November. I will be in AZ to teach a 3 day Pyro Explosives class to a group of Federal; Agents. I am also trying to sandwich in a Tucson area wedding on the 10th and a couple of days with an old room mate from many years ago in Yuma (you may know him), and of course a couple of days with oldest daughter in Mesa. Will let you know (off this net) when I get it put together. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Another rather pleasant fall day in Tacoma, WA, and the Mariners won. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: Jim Yount ('61) Thanks for the pictures even if they did make me sorrier that I missed the reunion. Someday I am going to make it back to Richland just to see all the changes and refresh the memories. Sitting beside the river will certainly bring back alot of dreams and memories. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ Central GA is getting cooler our area is very dry no rain lately. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith ('61) I must be in some kind of dream. I just went to Dawson Richards in August to check out the Bomber shirts again. What store was I in? Went to lunch with the bombers in Fife, WA. We had a fun time. All of the Bombers in and out of the area, please try to come at least once. You never know who wants to see you and maybe they know the same people you do. Glad to meet you Bob/Mike. And Tom, enjoyed your wife and granddaughter too. Bomber Lunch in Fifem, WA ` 10/14/01 -Rose Boswell Smith ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Sweet Adelines The lovely and talented Micki Lund Anderson ('63) was in River City this week for a Sweet Adeline's Conference. We meet for dinner (Ann Engel Schafer ('63) was with me) Saturday evening. After a nice dinner and chat her quartet sang to us making the evening perfect. If you ever get a chance to see them perform do it they are great. Good luck at regional in Alaska you have my vote to win it all. -Fred Schafer ('63) ~ Vancouver USA - where the leaves are turning and the rain is coming ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) This week-end my husband and I went to the Rose Bowl and watch the UW, UCLA football game. I knew I shouldn't have gone. I just had this awful feeling we would bring a bad jinx along with us. We had amazing seats. But the Huskies just couldn't pull this one out. Dat gum I was so sad, but boy the cheerleaders were just great. I have decided to trust my Pres. Bush, and fly. I made reservations though Jimbeaux and will fly into Pasco on the 25th. Will come back here to Ontario, CA on the 30th. We are having a huge Lansing B-Day party. My Auntie Lila is 100, my Auntie Pearl is 88, and my brother Dean ('60) is turning 60 and the 29th. Can't pass up such a hugh celebration. There will be at least 150 of us singing and blowing out candles. I have decided to move back home in November. We will drive the whole gang home starting on Thanksgiving day. We have come to the conclusion that there is no place like home, kids, and family and friends. This last few weeks have been pretty lonely without all the hugs and love one needs in times of trouble. As for the Rexall Drug stores, the little soda shops were called Tammy's coffee shops. My first job was in the one on Thayer Drive next to to Mayfair market. Then they moved me to the one next to the Uptown theatre. Boy were we busy. I sure learned how to make milk shakes. Plus I loved making tips. My first paycheck went to David's shoes. All my money was spent on shoes or sweaters bought at C.C.Anderson's. What great fun. I am so excited to be able to come home and take my 4 year old granddaughter to Bomber games. Her mother was a cheerleader in '83... maybe she will make it 3 in row. Need to buy us all mushroom cloud sweatshirts! Spudnuts here I come!! -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Carlisle ('65) Re: Unusual Halloween Costumes To: Esther Dawson Muir Powell ('73WB) Ester, I still get a chuckle at Halloween when I think of the food color hair dye you girls had. I lived just one street over from you and remember the incident well. I was a friend of Gayle's. Tell her hello for me -Shirley Carlisle ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Donnie Dean ('66) You got me by a few years. I think I charged $2.50 a yard to mow and gas was 32 cents a gallon. Wellsian pond was fun, mainly just 6 inch trout or not catching anything but having a good time with a friend. The big lake out in the wilderness. That place that has been home to a plethora (spell check) of different restaurants is now called Tangiers. Sea Swiper was one that I did not add to that list. It was By's Burgers as I have been told or will be told. To: Brad Upton ('74) One of your many jokes or quotes was attempted on the national broadcast of the Mariner game. The announcers were Josh Lewin and Rex Hudler, I believe. Lewin tried to tell the story of your dad and how he passed away because of the famous trade. You have had some good sports quotes in the P.I. and I don't know if this guy knows Seattle or that quote. Your other was something about paying for a ticket versus parking. Help me here on this one. I just went to the Tuesday game and paid 50 bucks a ticket (worth it but they lost), 20 bucks for parking, $5.50 a beer. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Relaxing on a nice fall night and ready to sweat through the Yankee series starting Wednesday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Costume Update Thanks to all those who sent suggestions: web sites, photos of costumes, paper mache, using "Viking Hats" with horns and covering them with fur. I also liked Tedi Parks Teverbaugh's ('76) suggestion to use Mike Davis ('74) for a mold... I'll have to give that some serious thought! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Anonymous Bomber, Dick Mccoy ('45/'46) Bob Harmon ('51), George Barnett ('63) Bill Wingfield ('67), Brad Upton ('74) James Becker ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: An Anonymous Bomber I think it is time for everyone to try to stop being a part of the problem, continually forwarding "warnings of impending doom"... Americans are doing the work of the terrorists, scaring the heck out of each other... before forwarding that "warning" you just received check it out at if it isn't there... wait a few days and check it again... it most probably will be; they can only update so fast... and do we really think it necessary to clog the Postal Service with cards for NY, they have enough problems at the moment... besides, I'm tired of getting the same e-mail 20 times in a matter of days, sometimes hours; I check the first one and spend the rest of the time, deleting the others... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ("45/'46) Re: Drug Stores I was catching up on some back Sandstorm issues, and I ran across some mention of the old drug store by the theater. It was owned by Marvel Morgan who took more abuse from the school kids than even he deserved. Don't ask, I could write a book. He also owned (if that was the term then) the drug store on Thayer, but I am not sure about the one in the Uptown. He later sold out and went into a more pleasant business, a drug store on Madison and Boren in Seattle. Later he owned the Greenwood SandL, also in Seattle. Kit Campbell the elder owned the South End Grocery store. I was working there when we learned that Roosevelt had died. People ran from the store weeping. (Lord, I'm getting OLD.) -Dick McCoy ("45/'46) ~ Bronc/Beaver/Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Safeway To: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Nope, sorry, none of the names you mention are still in my memory bank. Maybe the account is overdrawn now. I was there from about 1948-1952. I'm not sure about the folks you mention. I, of course - being in the produce department - didn't have much association with the checkers and other folks who worked there. I do recall Leonard Mudd, for whom I worked, and Bob Tate in the grocery side, and of course, Mike the butcher. Thanks for writing. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: two cents worth Hey, it's time to put in my plugs, It's official... I will be getting married the 10th of November. (Sorry Leo Webb ('63)... won't be able to make the west of the Cascades luncheon that day). My "Bunkie" for the last three years, Peggy, and I have decided to tie one on! The knot I mean, so to speak. We will do it Western Style (NO - no barking and yelping, get your minds out of there). The "hitchin" will take place in the gazebo at Traildust Town, on Tanque Verde in Tucson, Az at 1 PM. the 10th of November. Peg is the daughter of a South Dakota sod buster/ rancher, and a real sport. I'm blessed, and look forward to many happy years of roving the range with a filly like her. Now onto other items. Would someone please post the consensus list of the acceptable school board candidates as soon as it is agreed upon? My Mom and Step Dad, (Leo Warren) along with several brothers and sisters, and several other relatives, and friends still in Richland, plan to vote in that election. I will keep them posted. Now lastly, How about an Arizona Diamondback/Seattle Mariner world series? Not that I'm making any predictions. Wouldn't want to jinx either team. Speaking of JINX, sure glad I didn't allow my alligator to overload my hummingbird in regard to the lack of respect shown the University of Arizona football squad by the Pac 10 skywriters this year. They were right! They couldn't pour "P" out of a boot if the directions were on the heel! It hurts, but Basketball is right around the corner, and Lute has some promising freshmen, including another Oregon product. A Stoudimeyer. -George Barnett (-63) ~ Where Happiness is the DESERT in Bloomers, and Quail hunting doesn't get any better!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Richland Bomber Symbol Great days, I just received a care package in the mail from good old Richland. Mom and Dad surprised me and mailed me a RHS Bomber baseball cap. As they say down hea in the South, it just don't get any better than this. It is a beautiful dark green, with a big gold R, and the mushroom cloud in the background. No bomber plane on this cap. It is awesome looking. So Don Andrews ('67WB) tell Dave McDaniels ('67) to eat his heart out. I know he's got to be jealous. I'm glad I got one before they band them all. I know it's just a matter of time. To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) needing her medicine again. I'm afraid Dallas is a pretty fur piece, however if it's serious enough. Could you explain what it is that she's at again, and just what kind of medicine she should be taking? That might help us all :-) -Bill Wingfield ('67) ~ Augusta, GA - where it's pleasantly cool in the mornings and warm enough to be in shorts and T-shirt in the evening. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Greg Alley ('73) My jaw hit my chest when I heard the FOX Broadcasting team quote my dad's obituary during the Mariner game. I wrote his obituary in November of '98 and the line was "Dick was a passionate and knowledgeable baseball fan that enjoyed second guessing Woody Woodward. He quickly succumbed after hearing about the Spoljaric/Leiter trade." So the FOX guys quoted it almost verbatim when they are talking about what great fans they are in Seattle and then say that "the Spoljaric trade will always be known in Seattle as the trade that killed Dick Upton." I have no idea where they dug up the obituary that was in the paper nearly 3 years ago, but I was stunned! Go Mariners! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Becker ('83) Re: Bomber paraphernalia I was wondering where I could get Bomber T-shirts with the logo on it? I live in Seattle, so I can usually only make it down on weekends. Is there a store (besides of the school store) that carries any? -James Becker ('83) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You can order from the school store online. Check out the new link on the Buy Bomber Stuff website. There is a link for T-shirts and Sweatshirts. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the 10/16/01 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Bonnie Arnold McDonald ~ Class of 1967 ~ 1/20/49 - 10/13/01 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Swain ('54), John Northover ('59) Kenny Wright ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Vic Marshall ('71) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Swain ('54) To: Bob Harmon ('51) Re: Safeway #220 Bob, I also worked at Safeway and for Leonard Mudd in produce from 1953 to 1954. I remember Mike Erickson and Mack but not the names mentioned in the 10/16/01 Alumni Sandstorm by Anita Hughes Hogan ('52). When I started part time as a box boy in 1952, I remember you working in produce. The cry of "One to Go" still rings in my ears when I think of the old store across from C.C. Anderson's. We didn't wheel carts out we wrapped our arms around as many sacks as we could carry and staggered to the parking lot to load the customer's car. Regards from the past, Bob. -Jerry Swain ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: Any-Mouse-Bomber Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss/Undisclosed Bomber There is another site ... Yours in gravitational defiance -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Wright ('63) Re: Betsy Fox (63) letter about Richland/Seattle and the 63 State Basketball Tournament If "Big Frank" Osgard ('63WB) is still trying to get to Richland maybe he can lend some perspective on the Camlins 63 Basketball State Tournament controversy. If Frank doesn't have his satellite dish up then maybe Jim Hamilton ('63) could convey this query for enlightenment. At the Camlin I personally did not see Marge Fox (Betsy Fox Vances (63) mother) drop any water balloons, nor was I hit by one. I did not have the luxury of losing my innocence with the girls in Rm. 804. But I did witness many Camlin room furniture items dropped/thrown from rooms into the swimming pool below. I remember John Coons ('63) and I discovered wall paneling, in our room (on the 8th floor) that was a temporary barrier to a secret non-functioning kitchenette - that became a "safe zone". I remember Seattle Fire Department trucks arriving at the cabana annex (which was basically reserved by Richland Bombers in toto) for a false alarm. The "Richland Cabanas" were a free zone for Col-Hi minors. There were a couple of Seniors who were detained by the Seattle Police Department. Big Frank ruled Seattle for 4 days. By all accounts and recollections of Bombers before and since, at the 1963 State Basketball Tournament, the '63 Gold Metal Class made a lasting impression on Seattle and the Camlin... for better or worse. Starting that year anyone with a Richland address who was younger than 50 was banned from the Camlin for inpertitudity. That year Jim, Theartis, Pook, Ray, and Art came in 3rd. Frank Osgard was #1 to the chagrin of greater Seattle. (as an after thought - why can't Frank ever make it back to Richland?) Who me worry? and remember.Bombs away!!!!! -Kenny Wright ('63) ~ Robe Valley, North Cascades, WA - where the snow melted when it landed on the ground...but not for long ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Bomber T-shirts I checked out the school store for T-shirts and can you believe they are GRAY?! What happened to our school colors? To: George Barnett ('63) Oh bother, I thought it was Mocking Bird overloading Hummingbird. But what do I know?! At this age, it doesn't take too much to confuse me. To: An Anonymous Bomber You hit the nail right on the head! I NEVER forward those kinds of messages until I have checked them out. Some other websites for doing so in addition to are: One more thing. Judy and Dena, how come I'm not seeing any entries from you two? OK One more thing. Dena, COME HOME! -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: "Trick or Treat for America" Contact your friends, neighbors and city representatives to: "Trick or Treat for America" All funds would be turned over to local area fire and/or police departments to be sent to their counterparts in New York. Rather than take a chance with 'problems' with candy during these times, the giving of a 'moneys' may bring about the safest and most productive Halloween in this country. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: How about those Cougs?? Living here in the midst of the Big 10, we don't get a lot of coverage of the Pac10 until the Rose Bowl opponents have been decided upon etc. I am a long-time WSU fan, although I must admit I don't follow them as closely as I used to (too many years of heartbreak, I guess). I was surprised to see that they are now 6-0 and nationally ranked. What the heck gives here?? They must have been able to do some powerful recruiting after their "last" Rose Bowl appearance (I get lost, there's been so many...). I would appreciate some insight into the current season. Should I hazard some kind of hope here??? -Vic Marshall ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI - where I challenge you to find the hills.... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Malley's Pharmacy Does anyone remember Malley's Pharmacy? It was located in North Richland off of George Washington Way. I worked there my junior year in high school. My grandmother had her prescriptions filled there, she over heard Mr. Malley telling someone he needed another employee. She went over and told him she had a teenage granddaughter who would be perfect for the job. He told her to have me show up the following day for work. I was hired sight unseen, he took my grandmother's word. I really enjoyed making home deliveries to seniors, they enjoyed the company and I enjoyed getting out and going for a drive (especially, since I had just got my license). I don't think it's still there, I remember someone telling me it had burned down. Re: FYI Anyone relocating to Kitsap County or to the Seattle Area, we have our home in Poulsbo for sale. Poulsbo is a Bedroom Community for Seattle, Everett and Edmonds. Easy commute (15 minutes to the Kingston and Bainbridge Island Ferries). It's also close to Bremerton and Bangor for those in the military. It's a beautiful, well-maintained 2-story house, 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths. Since we are not using a real estate agent to list it, the price is negotiable and Buyer's Agents are welcome. Here is a link with photo's and a more detailed description in case you're interested: -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I remember Malley's Pharmacy being in about the 700 block of Symons... Did they move to GWWay??? -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Lois "Pat" McCrarey (50), Jim Russell ('58) Sue Garrison ('58), Barbara Seslar ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Shirley Armstrong ('61) Maren Smyth ('64), Shirley Collings ('66) Tedd Cadd ('66), Greg Alley ('73) Matt Crowley ('75), Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lois "Pat" McCrarey Trent (50) Maren, The drugstore on Symons was called Castleberry's, next to Garmo's meat market. I worked at the soda fountain in the later 1940s [I think she means 50s. -Maren] -Lois "Pat" McCrarey Trent (50) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [...and then it was Malley's -- See Tedd Cadd's ('66) entry in today's Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) There has been much talk about sending money to New York (less to Washington, D.C.). A suggestion to "Trick or Treat for America" reminds me that many of our local charities and volunteer groups report that they are worried that funding for their equally worthwhile causes is being adversely affected. Let us not forget, your own communities have those who need our help. Do not let your concern for New York blur your passions for your neighbor. Whatever is sent back East should be over and above what you would give to your local charity, not a replacement. Just a thought. -Jim Russell ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58) Re: House ornaments Two NEW Richland souvenir ornaments are available this year: PRECUT (U & V), and H HOUSE. We also still have ornaments depicting A , B, Ranch, Prefab, and the F House. Also RICHLAND BOMBERS and HANFORD FALCONS. All are being sold by the Richland Seniors Association for $6 (mail-order). Available for $5 if you want to pick them up. If you want a mail-order form, drop a note and tell me if you want WordPerfect or Microsoft WORD version. [OR see scans of each ornament and find a link to the order form that you can print. The link is on the Richland Senior Association website: -Maren] Re: NEW Richland Community Center ALSO, the new Richland Community Center Grand Opening is Friday [that's TODAY], October 19. Ribbon cutting at 4:00pm, "salute to seniors" (anyone 50+) at 4:30, and building tours for the public throughout the evening and again Saturday from 10am-4pm. The whole community is welcome. There will be cookies and punch. Bring the kids. The new building is at the edge of Howard Amon Park (500 Amon Park Drive). It's right below the Jackpot Service Station. Howard Amon Park road was recently renamed Amon Park Drive (new signs and all). The building is at the edge of the grass in the park. The deck overlooks the park - activities can spill out into the park. You can sit on the deck (concrete) and watch park activities. If you turn onto Bradley towards the river (near the Hampton Inn) at Espresso World, you'd turn left at the very next corner toward Howard Amon Park [used to be Riverside Park]. The building is right there - the old ball field is now the parking lot. -Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) Re: Malley's Pharmacy Malley's Pharmacy is at 1906 GWWay in Richland. I recall the grocery store next door {Kaiser's] burning and now it is a Pizza Hut. Last I heard/read, the owner of Malley's also owns Densow's Drug. -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Malley's was at 708 Symons BEFORE the GWWay location. See Tedd Cadd's ('66) entry in today's Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) and Maren Smyth ('64) Malley's Pharmacy is still on the corner of McMurray and GWWay, gals! I know, cause that is where I get my prescriptions yet today! Right next door to it is the Pizza Hut and right around the corner is The Bookworm. All but the Pizza Hut have been there a very long time now! I believe there use to be a little market where the Pizza Hut is now. Someone else will have to come up with the name however, cause I can see it in my minds eye but cannot bring it to the front burner! lol!! [Malley's was at 708 Symons BEFORE the GWWay location. See Tedd Cadd's ('66) entry in today's Sandstorm. -Maren] To: Gary Behymer ('64) Very very good idea Gary!! Ya is a wizard of wisdom! *G*!! To: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Ya want color? Well our beloved Bomberettes are now called the Gold Rush! Colorful enough for you? LOL!! You think that's bad? Tonight I ran into the nicest lady (in Denny's no less, Mike D.) wearing a green sweatshirt bought at the school store with Richland Bombers embroidered on it just below... ready for this Bombers? ... the Day's Pay!! Talk about a shock to the system! However, my grandson, Paul, and I were returning from the Charter Cable candidate's forum and stopped for a bite to eat. Paul had Richard Anderson's ('60) -- our candidate for school board remember, Bombers? -- school letterman's jacket on and we commenced to go over and talk to the nice ladies and we showed them what the RHS school logo SHOULD look like via the logo on Richard's jacket. Now, we ALL know what that is don't we Bombers? Of course we do---the mushroom cloud with the big R on it!! They were very nice ladies, one of whom was an '83 alumni and they agreed that our kids of today should not be led to believe other then what our mascot and logo truly are and why! You should all see Paul's ASB card this year. Yep, Day's Pay logo on the front of it! Jeez!!! Guess what Paul is wearing to school tomorrow, Bombers? I KNEW that I didn't have to tell you! Wish the little Bomber luck huh?!! Wonder what time I will have to go pick him up! LOL!! Guess when I do I will have to wear my Bomber green mushroom cloud T-shirt with "Nuke Um" on the back, right? Am I a rabble rouser or what? NAW - just LOYAL to my school and it's history!! One last thing - there Deedee, now there is an entry from me, okay? Where are you Dena? Well, okay, ONE more last thing - Yeah Dena, COME HOME!!! Okay, one more VERY last thing - George Barnett ('63) Don't worry about confusing Deedee and that she is confused, cause she ain't nothin' now that she ain't always been!! LOL!! Gotcha, Sis!! I love her anyway, don't ya know!! *G*!! -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - where there is breath in the air in the mornings when I send Paul off to good ole' RHS! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Time: 5:00am 10/18/01 I am sorry to report that Laura Dean is not doing well at all. Her lungs are filling with fluid and she is refusing treatment. She has been in a lot of pain and the doctors are just trying to keep her comfortable. Time: 8:18pm 10/18/01 When I sent the last update on Laura, it was not looking good for her. She decided to let the doctor drain her lung and is feeling much better and breathing well. We will see what tomorrow brings. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('64) Re: Malley's Pharmacy on Symons An anonymous Bomber sent this picture taken 11/16/00 of both the Old Malley's and the Old Garmo's buildings . See Tedd Cadd's ('66) entry in today's Sandstorm for more information on Malley's locations through the years. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) And from the 10/18 TCHerald Sports News: "STEVE STULL of Richland qualified for the SBC Senior Classic in San Antonio after finishing tied for second at a qualifying event Monday at the Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio. The 1969 graduate of Richland High shot 67 to earn one of four berths into the Senior PGA event that begins Friday." GO, Steve!! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Malley's Pharmacy A short visit to the Richland Library and a review of Phone books and City Directories From 1952 to 1979 revealed the following: 1952-1953 Johnson's Pharmacy at 1902 then 1906 GWWay 1962-1963 Malley's Pharmacy appears at 708 Symons Johnson's becomes Miller's Pharmacy 1968 Malley's no longer listed on Symons (or anywhere else) 1971 Last entry for Miller's Pharmacy 1972 Malley's moves into 1906 GWWay By the way, Bill Knirck (66) bought Malley's and kept the name. Malley's is still at 1906 GWWay. -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Vic Marshall ('71) Coug fan eh? Sorry I am a lifetime Husky fan. They look real good and have a running back who is a Marine and about 27 years old. They are beating Montana State as I write. There better than anyone expected and could beat some good teams. They do have a weak schedule and I think next week they play CBC at Edgar Brown stadium. To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) There is still a fine Malley's on GWWay but the real Malley's was on Symons between Goethals and Keller. It had a fountain and there were many occupants of the nearby buildings. There was a grocery store, butcher shop, barber shop, bread store, and many more. Great memories because it was my neighborhood. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Shaking off another Mariners loss on a nice cool fall evening in the Atomic city. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Matt Crowley ('75) Re: Malley's Pharmacy Yes, Malley's used to be on Symons near the corner of Goethals. It's now on GWWay just north of McMurray, in the same area where Kaiser's Market was. Malley's was still there when I was last in Richland, Christmas 2000. -Matt Crowley ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Malley's is still where it always was and going strong! The part that burned down was a small grocery store, than later a second-hand clothing store or something, that was attached to Malley's south wall. There is a Pizza Hut there now. Malley's is still a popular place to get prescriptions because of the personal service. It has a nice gift shop too. I go there mainly to use the post office substation, since it is difficult to park in front of the federal building to get to the post office at any time, but especially now that they've blocked off most of the parking due to the 9/11 attacks. Another long-time resident of the Malley's complex is the Bookworm, which bought out the gun shop a few years ago and is now much bigger. I don't remember Malley's ever being on the 700 block of Symons like Maren suggested, since that would be near my childhood home. But then again Maren is a bit older than us, eh? :-) -Beth Young Gibson ('81) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Yes! She's ALMOST old enough to be your MOTHER... and you know you should always listen to your mother, right?? Check out Tedd Cadd's ('66) entry in today's Sandstorm... Malley's WAS at 708 Symons. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette ('49), Lois "Pat" McCrarey ('50) Anita Hughes ('52), Marilyn Richey ('53) Barb Crawford ('55), Ken Webster ('55) Darlene Threthewey ('56WB), Pattie Crigler ('59) Judy Willox ('61), Tim Avedovech ('61) Gary Twedt ('62), Robert Holmes ('62) Frank Osgard ('63WB), Teresa DeVine ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Kim Edgar ('79) Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Pictures of the Symons Street Drugstore 10/19/01 Tri City Herald article: Richland's New Hangout ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) Re: Malley's To: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Maren Castleberry's next to Garmo's was indeed alive and functioning in the late 1940s so Lois McCrarey Trent ('50) could very well have meant what she said about working there in the late 1940s. I visited those sites often during my high school years. -Ray Gillette ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lois "Pat" McCrarey Trent (50) Re: Symons Street Drugstore To: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Hi Maren, No, I worked there from 1946 to 1949, seven days a week, 8 hours a day 2:30pm to 10:30pm Monday thru Friday and 6:00am to 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday. I cleared $132.00 a month. I got out of school at 2:00pm. Started at age 15-1/2. By the late 50s I had 3 children and the pay wasn't near that good, and the hours were a lot longer. I don't remember the names you mentioned. The only pharmacist I remember had an odd last name, something like "Farenbagher." My major memory was the big diamond ring Garmo wore... 30 years later when I attended a wedding in Spokane I recognized the ring before I was reintroduced to Mr. Garmo. Re: Malley's on GWWay The market next to Malley's was called Kaiser's and the drug store Johnson's. I worked there in 1950 until I went to work for G E. November 1950 (I started out at a $1 an hour at G E.) The drug store and grocery store were opened to each other long before it happened with other stores. I believe Mr. Johnson and Mr. Kaiser came from the Dayton WA. area and partnered together to build the store. Well enough from me today, Always a Bomber, -Lois "Pat" McCrarey Trent (50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: Malley's To: Maren Smyth ('64) Yes Malley's was moved to GWWay (I don't know when). I loved that store - it was "kitty-corner" across from where Safeway is now. Since I lived in Richland Village it was very convenient. Re: Safeway To: Jerry Swain ('54) I didn't go to work at Safeway in the Tri-Cities until 1972. My family and I had been in the Los Angeles area for quite a few years before that. I worked at all the stores in the Tri-Cities for Safeway -including the old one down on Auburn in Kennewick. Mostly, though ,in Richland. It was a good company. To: Donnie Dean ('66) You remember the right person. The dark hair is white now, but the glasses are there forever!! Give me enough time, and I will remember who you are and not just your name. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ~ where it is chilly this morning near Mt. Shasta ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey ('53) Re: Thrifty Drugs History Marvel Morgan owned three drug stores in Richland during the forties and fifties... The Uptown Thrifty was the largest of the stores. It was next to the Uptown Theatre... Pennywise was in the 1200 block on Thayer Drive and was known as the Neighbor Drug. The oldest of the stores was located next to the Richland show downtown. It was a very busy store as it had a eating area which the high school crowd hung out there til it closed at 11:00pm every nite... then they would go to The Mart which was located across the street from the post office in Richland at this time. Mr. Morgan was a pharmacist who got very wealthy having those businesses. He finally sold all three to the Rexall Drug chain in the 60s. Mr. John Owens ran Pennywise and Mr. Morgan ran the store next to the show... later a graduate of Richland High was the pharmacist at the downtown store and the Uptown store. -Marilyn Richey ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Crawford Marsh ('55) Re: Corner of Goethals and Symons. Decided I'd better jump in on this debate. I lived just up the street at 507 Symons and the FIRST (between 1944 and ?) grocery store was Garmo's. I was sent there a number of times with a note from my mother to buy cigarettes! Later on Kit Campbell (father of Dorothy Campbell ('55) I believe) bought several (4 I think) of the grocery stores in town. I'm not sure of the name of the drugstore on Symons but we used to go there and drink "green rivers" at the fountain. The picture sent it by someone is a bit misleading. The old store is a dance studio I believe - not sure what the drugstore is. The old service station across Goethals is an insurance office and, I think, is still a beauty shop. My daughter-in-law, Jennie Marsh, worked there until a little over a year ago when she and her husband, Joe Marsh, opened their own full service (styling, tanning, massage and nails) salon "Reflections" located at Queensgate Village in Richland! -Barb Crawford Marsh ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Webster ('55) Reading the reports about the Safeway employees of the fifties struck a resounding chord with me also. My father worked with Mike Erickson in the meat department and I had four years both in the old store and in the opening of the new store. Jerry Sturdevant ('55RIP), Bob Welch ('55), Frank Haggard ('55) and I were there for those years between 1951 and 1955. How about the little Greek fellow named Randy Stathopolus. Nice man and taught us a lot about the grocery business. Mack's wife, Dorothy, did the books and counted the receipts each day and often had one of us young guys accompany her to the bank for "protection". Fun memories! -Ken Webster ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) Does any one remember Hana's malt shop in downtown... is was on the square. I worked there in the 50s. They made the best ice cream!!!! -Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) Re: Castleberry's/Malley's Drugs The above drug store located at 708 Symons was Ray's Pharmacy after it was Castleberry's and before it was Malley's. It was owned by Jack Ray. And I believe that Lois "Pat" McCrarey Trent ('50) was correct when she said she worked there in the late '40s because I worked there from '57-'59 and I didn't know her. Nora Herschman (Debbie Herschman's ('59) mom) ran the soda fountain while I was there. -Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge (61) To: All Bombers, All Classes Re: Meet the Candidates [10/18/01] Well, actually quite a bit happened tonight [10/18/01] at the Bomber Alumni Resource Services {B.A.R.S.} candidates' forum. And a can of worms was opened for sure! Richard Anderson (60), our candidate for the school board, started it by telling the audience that to recruit new teachers to an area or to a school, that he was sure that they would not want to be embroiled in the controversy that is going on in the RHS these days as far as the mascot and Bombers name issue. He also stated that it needed to be addressed as it was here to stay, that our website was not going to go any place. Also stated was that the teachers that are doing so should not be allowed to outright lie to the kids about this. Now, I do have to agree with Richard because my grandson was told by his English teacher that the airplane was the reason for the Bomber name and that it was our mascot. She ended this by saying "Trust me on this, Paul." Paul retorted back "Why should I trust you when I know what the truth is and you are lying to me!" This did not exactly endear Paul to this teacher... it also did not endear him to the staff when he wore Richard's letterman's jacket to school with the Mushroom cloud with the block R on it! He said that he got the looks but no one approached him or asked him to go home. After the forum was over, I had a little gal come up and ask me if I knew what Richard was talking about when he talked about the teachers lying to them and if I thought that he would talk to her. I told her the story and told her that I was sure that Richard would talk to her. Come to find out that this little gal worked on the Sandstorm and while I was talking to her, her Sandstorm advisor was listening to me tell the story. I talked with her advisor for a while and found her quite likable and that her husband was one of the fellows who helped Roy Ballard ('63) install the new bomb mascot into the foyer of the school. She also gave me some other interesting information that clears up another question that we had about the RHS school newspaper, The Sandstorm. When Paul bought his first Sandstorm home, it was Volume 12, Issue 1. It is because for ten years there was NOT a Sandstorm put out and when the acting advisor started her position at RHS - 12 years ago - the kids asked her if they could start it up again... and they did. That's why the Sandstorm is now on Volume 12. Paul also was talking to the student that I had talked to and she asked Paul if he would write a letter to the editor of the RHS Sandstorm that they could print touching on this mascot subject since he knew so much about it and he said that he would. We also told her that we had a very interesting little book written by an alumni who was there when they made the change from the Beavers to the Bombers and why that change was made and that the bomb was always our mascot and the school logo was the mushroom cloud with the block R on it. She was fascinated by everything that Paul and I had to say and said that this was the first that she had ever heard about all this. She asked if I could get a copy... I will be dropping off Keith Maupin's ('47) book tomorrow [10/19/01]... told her that I would be delighted to give her a copy! Burt Pierard ('59) was also in attendance at the forum and he also gave the Sandstorm students an earful. We are on our way, fellow Bombers, to being heard at last! Oh, and yes, Paul is wearing the jacket again *G*!! He was wearing it when he was talking to the Sandstorm student! Go little Bomber!!! -Judy Willox Hodge (61) ~ Richland ~ where we are finally being heard!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: Marvel Morgan I was amused to read Dick McCoy's ('45/'46) recall of Marvel Morgan Drug. I remember him from the early 50s. He lived in this big white house and had a collie dog that I was crazy about. Because of that dog, I persuaded my parents to get me a collie. I believe he did own the Uptown drug store as well as the one downtown. I was too young to work in his store in Richland but I did sell Christmas trees in front of his store. It would be so cold, and I had to stand out there freezing trying to convince people to buy a tree from us while they were demonstrating brand new TV's inside which had everyone's attention. Philco TV's were selling like hot cakes. After high school graduation ('61), Marvel Morgan was in Seattle and had a store in Bellevue. I worked there in the Camera Department while I attended the University of Washington. We had so much fun. He still had the collie and his house on Lake Washington was huge. I thought it was a castle. He owned several stores in Seattle. He was short. His wife was a beautiful tall blonde. I remember that, too. By the time I entered dental school at the UW, I lost track of them. Anyone know what happened after that? -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Twedt ('62) Re: Pharmacy next to Garmo's I remember the pharmacy being Ray's Drug in the mid 50s. We didn't eat out often so it was a special treat to go to Ray's on Friday for dinner in their little lunch counter. -Gary Twedt ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Holmes ('62) Is there a book on the history of Richland from its inception and purpose that anyone suggests? -Robert Holmes ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Paul Beardsley (Bomber Dad) wrote Long Road to Self Government Any other suggestions for Robert?? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) Re: '63 State Basketball Tournament Just got back from an extended road trip, and while playin' ketchup on old Sandstorms, read the query posed by Betsy Fox Vance ('63). My memory is still pretty keen about State in '63. I can recall some of it perfectly, some not so well, and some I've only heard about recently. The bad part is remembering which is which. As I recall, the Monday after our own Jim House ('63) and his amigos, handed it to Ellensburg in a cocked hat, we all lined up outside Lyda's office to get permission slips. My next stop was back at Auto Shop to find the guy who had been signing my report card, in case they checked signatures. I'd once asked Rosalie to forge a note, but she wrote it in bubble letters, and dotted the "I" in my Mom's name with a circle. I moved on. The old man gave us a ride to Pasco in the Hornet and I caught the train with everyone else on a Wednesday night. I had saved a couple of pay checks from Mayfair, and felt pretty flush when we hit the city. It was too early to check into the Camlin, so we had breakfast at Ben Paris's. Great place, trout swimming in the fountain and guys shootin' pool at 8am. I checked into the Camlin for the dozen or so other guys in our room, all of whose names I can't recall. I do remember Carole Sledge's ('63) underage boy friend, Jon somebody, was with us. Jimbeaux ('63), Ken Dall ('64), Bob Mathis ('63) came a day later, and maybe Dick Boehning ('63). I recall our room did overlook the pool, and that behind some paneling there was a kitchen. When we left, we did wall paper the kitchen with some "cheesecake" photos that Steve "My Favorite Seagull" Denler ('64) had found in his room at the Roosevelt. One day a lamp followed by a tv, sailed past our window into the pool. I can't remember the room number but I bet Jimbeaux still has the towels he never threw anything away. Pitts ('63), Ralph Lee ('63-RIP) and some of the Ag Boys were across the street at the Hampstead Arms. It was a residence hotel and home for several "older" young ladies, who had more miles on them than than the recaps on Pook's 51 Chev. That summer in the Peas, Pitts, Quane ('63) - or maybe it was Whiteside - used to wax poetically about some tomato named Lulu. There was lots of action in the lobby with Kenny "Feet" Wright ('63), purveying pints of Popov for Dom Perigon prices. I think LaMont ('63) and the Hyatts (both '63-RIP) were "excused" from their Cabana before the tip off for our game against Randy Stoll's Bellevue Wolverines. I actually behaved myself, attending a couple of performances at the Rivoli Theater with Bill Redman, checking out the mummy at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe, eating at Ivar's and "shopping" at Duncan's Market. Oops, gotta rip I'll finish tomorrow -Frank Osgard ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) Re: Malley's I guess I will try to clear up some of the history of Densow's and Malley's. My husband Bill ('65 definitely) and I ('64) own both Densow's and Malley's. Bill grew up in the Densow's neighborhood, and when Even Lytle died in 94 we purchased the store and the entire building housing Wayne's Barber Shop, Milestones Athletics, and Vacuum City. In January of 1987 we had purchased Malley's from Bill Malley, who had previously had a Malley's Drugstore on Symons, as many of you remember. Malley's at 1906 GWWay was first Johnson's, then Miller's, then Malley's. We kept the name. In July of 1987 the neighboring building (formerly Kaiser's market) and our pharmacy both burned to the ground. We rebuilt on the same site, after being in a temporary location on Torbett for almost a year. We have had many loyal customers over the years, a great number of whom are parents of our friends and longtime residents of the Densow's and Malley's neighborhoods. Many of you who lived in North Richland may remember the legendary RFs Don Miller and friends used to play on one another - like placing Don's station wagon on top of the pharmacy. Don Miller, the second owner, was Don Doud's ('64) uncle. -Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Malley's To: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) No, Maren it is not your imagination. When I was a kid Malley's did exist on Symons, there was a grocery store across the parking lot (a Campbell's I believe). Many a Sunday we would go and get a pint of ice cream at Malley's. They eventually moved out to the "north" side of town, as I guess that is where the population was going and they needed a bigger store. To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Yes, Kim, there was a fire that destroyed quite a bit of that area where Malley's moved to, but Malley did rebuild. I believe it has another name now, however. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ go red, white, and blue ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Has anyone else experienced this? This morning as I dropped my son at school, I hit the key remote to unlock my car, the van's horn parked next to my car beeped twice. I looked and there was no one in it. I just shook it off and figured someone else had hit their key remote at the same time. (My remote was put in after we bought the car, not factory installed) When I arrived to pick up my son, I noticed the van was in the same parking stall, the owner had the hood up trying to figure out why it wouldn't run. As I walked by, I hit the remote to unlock my car, again the horn went off. I asked if my remote caused his horn to go off. He said "Probably not", but to try it again. Well, not only did the horn go off, but it would lock or unlock his doors. He said his wife came out this morning after dropping off the kids and the van wouldn't work. He asked me to hit the lock button, which I did, he turned the key to the van, but it wouldn't start, sounded like it was flooded or something. He then asked me to hit the unlock button, he tried the van, it started right up. He shook his head and said "NO WAY! Hit the lock again", the van again would not start until I hit the unlock button.. I asked if they had remotes for their van, he said they used to, but it he thought it had been disabled when they had work done on the van a while ago. They no longer have the remotes for the door. (They chuckled and asked if I had an extra remote they could have). He then laughed and said that we were not allowed to be in the same parking lot together. This is just too weird, I can understand the locking and unlocking of the doors, but to disable a car, that was a first. Any explanations? -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA - Causing my son's classmate's mother some undue stress in the school parking lot ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Class of '82 Reunion Committee Re: Reunion Planning Committee Meeting Where was everyone? I am sorry to say that we only had 5 people turn out for the class of '82 planning meeting on October 17th. Our next meeting will be November 13th at 6:00pm at the Rattlesnake Mt. Brewery. We would love to have more people show up... come on, it'll be fun!!! The '82 reunion committee: Tracey Wood Peloquin Jil Lytle Smith Craig Hall Teresa Dunham Johnson Heidi Hogan Gottshalk *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Sandra Atwater ('51) Ramona Miller ('54) and Larry Bruggeman ('54) J.D. Boyd ('55), Ken Heminger ('56WB) Burt Pierard ('59), Barbara Seslar ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Roger Fishback ('62) Connie Hanson ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Paula Moberg ('73) and Marjie Kingsley ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) To: the Class of '47 Some of you may be around who know my brother, Gordon Weir ('47). I want to let you know that Gordy's wife [a Grandview girl} died last Tuesday. She had a long ten year struggle during which she slowly went down hill. They celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary last June... attended by most of the family and many friends - she seemed to be "up" for it but right afterwards started to fail fast. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Does anyone remember the fun times at the Passport Plunge at the old Navy base in Pasco? -Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry and Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) TO: Anyone School Board elections are coming up here in Richland. Would someone refresh my memory as to which members voted against leaving the Bomb where it belongs on the Col Hi campus? Anderson, you have our vote. (We've been out of the state for some time... you are still running, aren't you?) -Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) and Larry Bruggeman ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: J.D. Boyd ('55) Re: The Drugstores All the talk about the Richland early day drugstores bring back fond memories of our youth! I worked at the Green Hut restaurant which was at one end of Densow Drugs. I remember the owner running a 99 cent chicken dinner special. People lined up from five o'clock to closing to get that special! I remember the drugstore employees Bob R. B. McCord, Joanne (Boo Boo) Cawdrey Leveque ('50), Dennis Strong, Leslie Young and Jim Scoggin, to name a few. Do any of you guys remember any of the good times we had? -J.D. Boyd ('55) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56WB) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) This may be a stretch, but I have a remote starter for my vehicle. When its cold outside I can start the car and let it warm up from inside the house. I can also turn the engine off with a press of a button. Its possible that the other vehicle in question had something similar and you in essence turned it off when you locked/unlocked the door. Another possibility would be that his remote (receiver) was wired wrong somehow, and the action of your remote sent his ignition to a ground, thus not letting it start. Just a W.A.G. on my part. Bomber Cheers -Ken Heminger ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Musings about the RSB Candidates Forum (10/18) Now that I'm back home in Monroe, I've had ample time to reflect on the School Board Candidates Forum sponsored by Bomber Alumni Resource Service (BARS). The Forum organizers, Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) and John Adkins ('62) should be complimented on a very professional, well-run event. I know that Kathy and John were disappointed with the size of the audience but being an attendee at many such Forums in the Seattle School District (back in my PTA days), I assure them that the crowd was at least twice as large as the average I've seen before (some had more candidates than audience members). In any event, the program started on time and all responses were held to the strict time allowances. With the exception Jim Peterson (existing Board member not up for reelection) using the audience question period to make speech, everything ran smoothly. From the standpoint of our present conflict with the RHS Administration, the casual discussion period between audience members and the candidates was most beneficial. As Judy Willox Hodge ('61) pointed out, we were able to communicate the truth about the Day's Pay Fraud to the 5 or 6 RHS students that were there. It was quite enlightening to them. For me, the best part was talking to Richard Jensens, Anderson's opponent. He was genuinely interested in finding out what has been going on at RHS for the last ten years. When I told him about the teacher shouting at the student ("Don't be stupid! Everybody knows the name was changed before the bombs were dropped."), he was visibly taken aback. He admitted that this was truly a quality of education issue. He seemed upset by the insidious campaign being waged by the "Gang of Four." So it appears that no matter which Richard wins, we may very well have a voice on the Board. With some students and at least one Board member listening to us, we can wage a "pincher" attack on the RHS Administration. We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail! Atomic Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) To: Darlene Trethewey Dunning ('56WB) Yes, I remember Hanna's Malt Shop in Downtown Richland. Sons Gordon ('57) and Lowell "Lonnie" ('59)) Hanna were Bomber graduates and good friends of mine. They are living in Oregon now. I didn't know they made ice cream. When I was working there part time, I scooped ice cream but never heard that they made it. (?) Speaking of ice cream, I used to buy a pint each of chocolate, strawberry, vanilla at Densow Drug's fountain and it was GOOD. I don't know the brand or if they made it. Re: New Richland community Center I also wanted to mention that Larry [Brackenbush ('60)] and I attended the Open House for Richland's new Community Center yesterday. The building is beautiful with such a pleasant atmosphere, looking out at the Columbia River and the children's playground. It's really something to be proud of and enjoyed. -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Re: 708 Symons Drugstore (Castleberry's - Ray's - Malley's) Reading about everything to do with the drugstore on Symons, a memory I have of a situation that happened right by the drugstore came flooding back. I was walking home from Chief Joseph in 9th grade to our home at 1307 Birch, For some reason I was walking alone by the drugstore. The time I remember very well, it was 4:00pm. Right past the drugstore I heard what I thought was the Air Raid Siren go off. The normal test siren went off in the morning, (I think normal test was 10:00am). My thoughts began to race. Remembering everything we were taught in school and by my parents in case of an Air Raid began to come forward. Within a minute I knew it was the Air Raid siren. The familiar sound could not be forgotten. I didn't know whether to run or walk, but where? Finally decided to walk home as fast as I could. Kept looking for someone familiar on the way home. I arrived home still not being able to figure out what was happening or about to happen. Mom came home a few minutes later from work. Thankfully she had the answer to what had happened. Someone had accidentally set off the Air Raid siren. That's the only time in my years in Richland that I remember the Air Raid siren went off other than its usual time. Many other good memories Castleberry's - Ray's - Malley's. -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, Wa - where the fall colors looking across the water at Tacoma are gorgeous hues of yellow, orange and red. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: Downtown Thrifty Drugs In 1957 I went to work for Thrifty Drugs in downtown, next to the Richland Theater. I was hired by Jack Lebo, pharmacist. Also working as a pharmacist was Art Myers. My future father-in-law, Bob Chiles, also worked there (he helped me get the job). I worked with Frieda; Cleo; a beautiful dark haired lady whose name escapes me, but she was the aunt of Barbara Parkins, a student, also, who worked nights with me sometimes. Marilyn Richey ('53) referred to a Col-Hi graduate who worked there and later went on to become a pharmacist... his first name was Chuck. He was such a pain... teased me all the time. 'Course, he was nothing compared to my future brother-in-law, Tom Chiles ('60WB), who also "worked" at the store. Muscles used to park his bike at the front door of the store, come in smiling, giving everybody his famous "HO-HO-HO" and go straight to the girlie magazines. We would just ignore that fact, because after all he was "old" enough. Cigarettes were 32 cents a pack, and Camels and Lucky Strikes were the most popular brand we sold. Mom used to take us for hamburgers, once a month or so, at the fountain (eating area) on Friday night. What a special treat. She'd save up all month just to be able to "dine" out with her three little girls. Re: Safeway Store I remember a clerk named Christine or Christina who was always so nice to my mom. The four of us, Mom, Jane ('64), Pat ('64), and me would drag our little red wagon from Douglas Street to the store every Friday night to pick up groceries. No car, no dad. The girls (Pat and Jane) would ride to the store -- I was not into riding in little red wagons -- and then the groceries would replace them in the wagon on the way home. While my mom shopped the three of us would visit with anybody that would pay attention to us. I remember the name Mack, so he probably spent some time chatting with the three Gunderson girls, but, I can't put a face to him. The box boys would load up their arms with our groceries, expecting to go all the way out to a car. But, were pleasantly surprised when they only had to go as far as the front door where the wagon was waiting. Then off we'd go... across the Carnation parking lot, through the vacant lot, hit Douglas Street huffing and puffing, and finally arrive at our house... sure we'd die before we made it in the house with the last of the bags of groceries. Sure wish I had that wagon today! -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA - where the temperature has dipped to a chilly 29 and the frost crisping up the grass. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: All Bombers, All Classes Yesterday was a beautiful Autumn day and I decided that it was a good day for the mission that I had in mind. So, off to Richland High School I went pocket book and Keith Maupin's ('47) book, "The Bomber, The Bomb and The Bombers" in hand. You understand of course, I knew that the pocket book was going to take a serious Bomber hit, so I was well armed! lol!! Upon entering our beloved alumni halls, I ran into Richard Anderson ('60), (the candidate for school board that I keep talking about, Bombers), and Steve Neill (72), the principal of RHS, talking in the office area. I approached and joined in and lo and behold, the subject of Keith's book came up and Mr. Neill told me that he had never seen or read the book and wondered if he could get a copy to read. I told him later that I had given my copy to a young lady on the Sandstorm staff and he might want to get it from her to read or I could get him another copy. Could I Keith? *G*!! For the cause and all that!! He was surprised to learn that the book had been written by a '47 class alumni, and so recently. We all agreed that if anyone should know how and why we are who we are and what our mascot is it would have to be a '47 class alumni that was there!! And Keith was! I highly recommend his book to everyone that would like to know the true story behind our legacy! Paul, my grandson, read it and found himself well versed in the subject when he has had to fire back at anyone who has tried to steer him awry! Go little (6' - little?) Bomber!! After I was through with my visit there, off to the school store to do my damage for the day to the pocket book. Yep, I went crazy gathering items with our beloved Mushroom Cloud/R on them and when the total was given, I heard an audible gasp to the right of me and I just smiled. When I realized that it was Richard Anderson that gasped, I thought to myself, "Boy, that's like the pot calling the kettle black when I happen to know ALL the RHS memorabilia HE has!!" LOL!! I think the store manager was a little surprised too, but she had to know that I was a loyal RHS alumni gathering her nostalgic treasures before they tended to disappear forever. However, I did approach that subject with the manager and she told me that it has been an ongoing task since 1988, but we thought that maybe it would not be completely wiped out soon. I did find a polo shirt in the store though that was a kind of brown and white knit with the Day's Pay/Richland Bombers logo on it and since I had seen that lady's sweatshirt a couple of nights before at Denny's, that was what prompted my question to the manager. Oh, and by the way, Deedee ('64), there was a green sweatshirt there with our logo on it, but it was a hooded one! And yes, the rest were gray! Leaving the school store with my treasures in hand, I next wandered the hollowed halls over to MAC hall to find my young lady at the Sandstorm. It was delightful walking among the high school kids talking and joking with them and I found them all to be so nice and friendly. Geez, I ALMOST felt like a teenager again and like I was back in high school! A BIG trip down memory lane for this Bomber!! However since Richard and I arrived at the Sandstorm headquarters and found that it was the Columbian staff at work during that period, we had an hour to kill and we took the time to wander about talking over old times at the school. In our wanderings, Richard brought to my attention the disrepair that the Richland High School - Home of The Bombers sign on the front of the school was in. Not only is it in a disheveled state, complete with a missing H, but the trees next to the building have since grown up and out, (kinda like some of us Bombers have! LOL!) thus obscuring the sign from the viewers eyes. Back to what I did about that subject later. We finally got to sixth period in MAC hall and went to Sandstorm class. I was very impressed by the demographics of it all and loved watching all the trappings that put their paper together. As Richard was being interviewed by one of the reporters, Carolyn Joyce, candidate for position 1 of the school board, was being interviewed by another. Since I know most of Richard's material, I listened to the Joyce interview and thought what a great job the young lady was doing. This was also the young lady that I brought the book to and she thanked me for it and went about her duties. She is a real cutie!! And I found the interview most interesting. Sitting at one of the desks, I again felt a nostalgia of being a student there and felt very much at home at that desk! Finally, the "release the little beasts" bell rang and I braved it through the mob of kids to once again go to the office (NO, NOT for detention! *G*) and speak with Steve Neill about the front sign issue. I asked him if there was some way that we could get it refurbished AND moved to right over the doorways at the front of the school. He agreed that this would be a good idea, but then up came the subject of "budget". Now we all know what a headache the budget can be, so Steve and I set about trying to find another avenue for funding for this project. I suggested that maybe the shop students could make new letters and move it then. He came back with that the curriculum was usually set in advance for the shop class and maybe there would not be room for that project this year. So we both put our thinking caps on and came up with an idea that we thought just might work. I will not go into detail here as it has not yet been approached to the people that we need to talk to, but I will let you know what does transpire in time upon approval. Oh, and I did happen to run into my beloved grandson on the way to the office, and when he saw me he shrieked and I, spotting him, shrieked right back; thus proving once again that NEVER shall the "generation" twain meet!! LOL!! That's my boy!! Arriving home at last, energy drained after watching all those energetic little darlings and much broker, I put my nostalgic items lovingly away and reflected on the day. I realized that I had had a lot of fun at the school and felt that my missions were relatively successful and that I would very likely be returning to those hollowed halls soon! I think that I had not realized how much they have been missed! Bombers Forever and Nostalgic Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ where the cool Autumn days and the crispy cool nights are great! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) If Frank Osgard (63WB) actually left on Wednesday night with (as he said most of the other Bombers) then the gold medal class had a poor showing on the first tournament day. They all missed the first game on Wednesday. I am sure that Jim Hamilton ('63) can joust his memory and let him know that State was 4 days. The opener was at 52-37 victory over Franklin Pierce. On Thursday the Bombers beat Bellevue 65-48. Friday found the Bomb Squad facing none other than Garfield in a 52- 48 loss and then finishing off Hudson's Bay on Saturday for with 64-56 victory for third place. 1963 may be the "gold medal class" but they don't know much about basketball, just furniture tossing! Yes, there was a television in the swimming pool! -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Connie Hanson Lincoln ('64) Marvel Morgan was my uncle and it has been interesting reading some of the entries in the Alumni Sandstorm. Marvel was my mother's only sibling. When my parents were divorced he sent for us from Idaho Falls, ID... he gave my mother a job in Yakima where she and I lived for a year. He provided a home for both my brothers to live with his family during that time. I was three years old, but my brothers were school age. Later he had a job opening in Richland at Uptown Thrifty, my mother and I moved to Richland and were united with my brothers. Some of you may remember my mother as the head cosmetician, Kaye Hanson Thomas. He also rented us a house that he owned that we lived in the first few years. I remember going to company meetings when I was in grade school... my brother, Conrad ('60) and I would have the run of the soda fountain at Uptown Thrifty. We would make concoctions with ice cream and toppings and we loved it. It was always fun to go with friends after school and have our cherry Cokes and French fries when I was in High School. They are good memories. The employees at the store always treated us with kindness... many treated us like we were family to them. We all had the opportunity to work at the drug stores during our teenage years and I really feel it gave all of us a running start in business. Marvel had a good mind for business. My uncle Marvel, his wife Sandy and their son Tye were always there for us. Later they did sell their drugstores in Richland, Yakima and Moses Lake and moved to Seattle where they opened several drugstores in the Seattle, Lynnwood and Bellevue area. They bought a beautiful home on Lake Washington and always opened their home to our family. Many times over the years I would take friends from Richland and we would stay with them for a week in the summer. Both my brothers attended the University of Washington and again my aunt and uncle provided housing for them. They always treated us very special. Both my aunt and uncle have passed away but my cousin, Tye, lives close by and we still get together for special occasions. I hope this gives a little insight into the life of Marvel and maybe answers a few questions. Thank you for being interested. -Connie Hanson Lincoln ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To Darlene, Yes, I remember Hanna's Malt Shop!!! When I was a kid I hung out at Dad's shop (Ernie's Typewriter Exchange) and Mom and I would often go to lunch at Hanna's. The best chocolate malts ever!! maybe you made me one.. To Marilyn, I remember John Owens from Pennywise. They were our neighbors on McPherson, their daughter Erin and I were 'best friends' as little girls. Perhaps you've heard the Davy Crockett stories....? To Ken Webber, That little Greek Randy Stathopolous is an old family friend of mine-- he goes to the church I grew up in. He's still around and still as good and kind as ever. thanks all for the memories. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paula Moberg Bigelow ('73) and Marjie Kingsley Moberg ('46) Re: Bomber Sweatshirts We downloaded the order blank from the school store, and ordered (via snail mail) two of the Bomber sweatshirts on Tuesday, and today, Saturday, they arrived. We were very impressed with the quick return on the order. The sweatshirts are very cool! Thanks for the memories! Bombers Rule!! Go Mariners -Paula Moberg Bigelow ('73) and Marjie Kingsley Moberg ('46) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Claris Van Dusen ('48), Bob Harman ('51) Judy Willox ('61), Mike Brady ('61) Tim Avedovech ('61), Tim Smyth ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Judy Stein ('71), Rachel Peters ('95) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen (Knox) Troutman ('48) To: Kay Weir Fatback ('37) Yes, I knew Gordy Weir way back then. I graduated in '48, but do remember him -- and have the Columbian Yearbooks from '46 and '47 (as well as '48, of course). My deepest sympathies to Gordy on his loss. I lost my husband 18 years ago, but still have so many happy memories. I know Gordy does, too. Maybe he will attend the annual reunion bash in 2002. I do plan to go. Thanks for writing. Best wishes, and Bomber cheers. -Claris Van Dusen (Knox) Troutman ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Thank you Suzie! Your thoughts about Safeway and the Thrifty brought a flood of memories I had long forgotten! I thought of "Muscles" a while back but couldn't put a name to him. He was indeed a nice fellow and so very friendly; probably like Will Rogers, he never met a man he didn't like. I suppose you will also remember that he was deeply in love with Marilyn Monroe. I remember that he was set on marrying her. And that old bicycle! He must have put thousands of miles on it. The memories of Safeway also reminded me of Christine, one of the checkers. To me at the time she was ancient! She was indeed a wonderful lady. The "Mack" you spoke of was Mr. McElrath, the manager of the store. Nice guy and very willing to hire high school students. Thanks for the memories. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Larry and Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) You bet that Richard Anderson ('60) is still running and I would like to suggest that you vote for Mary Guay for the other position. She did vote in our favor at the board meeting on August 14th, and I do like her a lot. She has been on the board for some time now. The other Richard, whose last name is Jansons, got an earful from some of us alumni that attended the B.A.R.S. candidate's forum the other night and he is now somewhat versed as to why we are up in arms so over this mascot issue. So he may very well be on our side now too, but we KNOW that Richard Anderson is for a fact! I hope that you do turn out to vote as our Bomber legacy is more at stake then most alumni know! I do know as I have a grandson in the school this year and see and hear so many of the signs that others don't. And I can honestly tell you that I do NOT like what I am both seeing and hearing! If we don't put up a good fight now, we could lose our Bomber legacy forever and I, for one, do NOT want that to happen. I know that there are a lot of Bombers out there that feel the same! To: Burt Pierard ('59) I do agree with you Burt. The candidate's forum was well done and very interesting to observe. And yes, John Adkins ('62) and Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) should indeed be complimented. As Burt pointed out, we had a very beneficial discussion period with some of the RHS students and Richard Jansons about our mascot issue and I am hoping to be able to deliver more of Keith Maupin's ('47) book, "The Bomber, The Bomb and The Bombers" to more students of RHS as well to Mr. Steve Neill ('72) in hopes of opening some eyes around here. I would love to have every student at RHS have a copy to read and hopefully incite them to rise up and take a stand about this issue and exercise their rights to chose for themselves and not have it chosen for them! Yes, Burt, we will fight, we will neither tire nor falter and we will not fail! Go Bombers!! To: Mike Davis ('74) Hey fella, would you get in touch with me? PLEASE!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - where it was a bit cold in the corn maze tonight ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Ray's Drugstore I grew up about a block from Ray's Drugstore on Goethals and Symons. We had a great time playing in the trash trailer on the north side of the store, hookie bobbing through the parking lot, reading comics and checking out the "nudie" magazines. Ray would sometimes pay us to pick up trash around the store. I remember my friends Joe Jancovic ('62), Bill Tache ('61), Charlie Clement ('60WB), and I tying the front and back doors of the store so that no one could get out. The door handles were located near each other so we just wrapped a belt through each handle and buckled it, and did the same to the other set of doors. We never got caught, but I am sure Ray knew who did it. Those were the days! Check out the Taylor Street hill that runs parallel to Symons along the north end of the drug store. It doesn't seem nearly as steep today as it did when we were kids. I thought it was a mountain! -Mike Brady ('61) ~ Kirkland, WA - where we have clouds, wind and rain ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: Downtown Thrifty Drugs To: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) I believe the "beautiful dark haired lady" you referred to working at the downtown Thrifty Drugs was Jeanne. I can't remember her last name. She eventually moved to Bellevue and worked for Marvel Morgan in his Bellevue store, along with me. I think I remember her talking about a "Barbara". To: Connie Hanson Lincoln ('64) Thanks for bringing us up to date on Marvel Morgan. I remember Kaye very well. My mother who just passed away, really liked her and was fairly close to her. And yes, the employees always treated all of us as if we were just one big family. Marvel Morgan and his wife always opened their house to us whether it was in Richland or on Lake Washington. The next time you see Tye, say hi to him. Thanks. -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) To: Gary Twedt ('62) Re: Ray's Drugs on Symons I believe you are correct, Gary. If my memory is correct -- and I do acknowledge that it suffers from major "gaposis" -- Ray's Drug was owned by Jack Ray, who lived in Pasco and was a Smyth family friend. Pennywise was just across the field from our house on Perkins, but we did most our pharmacy business at Ray's. And we also snacked there. -Tim Smyth ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Now I might have picked up some bad information, but the word over here on the east side is that the "Revisionists" have started a crusade to change the meaning of Falcon, as in Hanford Falcon. It seems that the gospel being preached is that a Falcon is not a "Bird of Prey", but the Safe Driving Car used in 1961. I can't imagine a more appropriate symbol than an economical peoples car. Seems they feel the message is just so right, even though warm and fuzzy doesn't really ring well in same sentence with Juricich. The fact that the car was red, might be but a coincidence. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ~ Writing from Leavenworth, where Saturday was beautiful, but Sunday was so Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Now playing on (Not mine (;-) Drugstores & the like... RICHLAND Wash DRUG STORE RICHLAND Wash NIGHT SCENE Cafe RICHLAND Wash Greyhound BUS Depot RICHLAND Wash PREFAB Homes RICHLAND WASHINGTON FLOOD? REAL PHOTO Trailer Camp North Richland Washington Richland Washington Atomic Plant Hospital -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Visiting in downtown Dupont, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Stein Mitchell ('71) I'm not sure exactly where to begin, I'm not one to usually speak out unless pushed to do so. But I'm rather embarrassed to have not done so as I watched names of teachers and honorable people drug through the mud on this website all in the name of a mascot. I've thoroughly enjoyed this site and its reminiscing of just the best of times in a town that was idyllic to grow up in. I loved being a Bomber. When I cheered on the sidelines, we had a PLANE on our back and a 3 foot BOMB replica on the track (that we constantly guarded so no pesky Lion or Bulldog or Devil would have the opportunity to take it hostage). It took a PLANE to drop a BOMB and they just coexisted as mascots - no heavy thinking... they were just there. Why all this furor? At first it was amusing to read the light-hearted jockeying about the origination of the mascot. But then it got ugly. I started reading things that bent towards the ridiculous - a "Gang of Four" conspirators, "Carefully taught lies", "brain washing", the "Day Pay's Fraud", "Principal involved in a cover-up", over throwing school board members that don't agree with "our" opinion. It is certainly time to take a breath, stand back, and look at what this looks like. One of my sons (who I must admit are Blue Devils through and through) has read all this mascot controversy - and asked if he could use it in one of his classes as an example of modern day "McCarthyism". It certainly has all the shades of it... either agree or you are brain washed, misinformed, or not a true Bomber. Or heaven help you if you are a board member that had a different opinion. I think I learned in Mr. Greenough's government class that just because you are on the side of the majority - doesn't make it right. I applaud Richard Anderson ('60) for running for the school board on a strong conviction. As a teacher, I'd be appalled if he got elected. The issues that befall a school board are crucial and far more important than a mascot. Who cares what he knows or feels about curriculum issues, the experience he'd bring to the board on budget issues, personnel, transportation, school bonds - just as long as he gets a green and gold casing installed by the gym! Does it at all ring a little wrong? The energy some have exerted on this issue amazes me and dismays me at the same time. How about listening to kids read in a primary classroom; working on bond issues to ensure that the same educational process we had can be given to future generations; playing some basketball with some kids who no one seems to have time for, thanking some of those teachers and coaches that have given a lot of themselves for little payoff. Anyway, just a thought. I smile as I think what Coach Juricich (the best one-line straight shooter around) would say about all of this, probably something like...."Stupid Stuff - now pick up those balls...". Enough said, I'd like to get back to sledding on Carmichael Hill or riding bikes behind mosquito trucks... -Judy Stein Mitchell ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rachel Peters ('95) Re: trying to reminisce I'm sitting here, reading the Alumni Sandstorm like I always do, when suddenly it dawns on me that I really have no idea what you guys are talking about. No offense to anyone, but this is all before my time. My Dad [Leonard] is class of '61 and my Mom [Rose Wildenborg Peters - RIP] was class of '66. Being the daughter of a very nostalgic father, I have heard about a lot of these things. In fact, whenever we drive down Stevens, McPherson, or any number of streets in Richland, my Dad fondly points out a home, and says... "There is so-and-so's house." Or even more common is... "Wanna stop by so-and-so's and see how he's doing?" It's as though his memories are still so vivid. Growing up, we didn't go to the Uptown just to walk around... we were going to the Spudnut Shop, or Dad would say (and still does) "Wanna stop into JJ Newberry's and get a malt. They have the best in town. When we are done there, we can just walk around the corner to JC Penny's and get you girls some new school clothes." This is what I have grown up with. That little building down on Comstock (I think) that is now an insurance place, that was built to be a 7-11. All the empty lots that I used to ride my bike through (mud and all) during the summer... are all gone. They have given way to homes, homes, and more homes. I always told my Mom, and still do tell my Dad, that when I have kids, that I'm not going to drive around Richland, and say... "Remember when that was..." or "Let's swing by so-and-so's house." Yet, for as many times as I say it, I find myself doing it all the time. The vacant lot on the corner of Judson and Van Giesen that was there for as long as I can remember, has had a home for about 8-10 years. I could go on and on... I just wanted to share a few things with everyone. Sorry it's so long... haven't written in a while, so I had to catch up. Any of you younger BOMBERS out there c'mon... What do you remember about growing up in Richland? I know I'm not the only youngin' here... Missing Farrell's, Pietro's Pizza, the Gaslight, and all the vacant lots.... -Rachel Peters ('95) ~ Richland DON'T FORGET TO VOTE... DON'T FORGET TO VOTE... DON'T FORGET TO VOTE... :) [NOVEMBER 6TH] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Haynes ('51), Charlotte Dossett ('51) Tom Hughes ('56), Donna McGregor ('57) Barbara Seslar ('60), Fred Phillips ('60) Mark Mike Hartnett ('61), Leo Webb ('63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Tedd Cadd ('66) Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) Re: Densow's & Green Hut Great to read memories of Densow's Drugstore and the Green Hut. Bonese Collins Turner ('49) worked there and when she went away to college (UI) she recommended me to replace her. I was hired by George Doran during the summer before my senior year (1950) and worked with George and Evan Lytle. I actually worked in the cigarette/candy/photo section along with Steve, who was a photographer. George was like a second father to me and very protective, always serious, and a great person to know. Evan always had a joke to tell, someone to tease, but was a good pharmacist, too. I worked there during my senior year, the summer before heading off to college and during the college breaks when I was home until 1953. George and my father, Ralph Haynes, frequently played golf together. After George passed on my folks kept an eye on Bessie Doran, seeing that she got rides to church if she needed one, and if she needed something fixed around the house my dad would pitch in. While I worked at Densow's I would frequently eat at the Green Hut with friends, or my parents might come up to sit with me. When I drove past those places this September I was saddened by how it all looks, compared to the pleasant feelings I always had in the 50s when I came to work. Everything changes in some way or another, but the rest of Richland looks good to me -- so many pretty trees, color in the houses and the flowers. Am I crazy or did everything look like army drab colors then? Thanks for the memories, -Carol Haynes Finch ('51) ~ Palm Harbor FL -where it is over 80 and threatening rain, which we need! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) Yes, I remember Densow Drug store very well. I worked there part time while I worked at the AEC during the day. I enjoyed all the people and managers - a great bunch of people. This was about 1952-53 if I remember. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Grocery Store At the Fife luncheon we got to talking about the Grocery Store that was on Snow adjacent to the Marcus Whitman School. Several people said they didn't remember the store being there and I started doubting my own memory. In the Marcus Whitman Grade School Pictures page there is a 1948 photo of the school that shows the store. I started talking to my Mom and Brother and we cannot remember the name of the store. It was just "the Grocery Store" like the Dime Store was just "the Dime Store" and the hardware store was just "the Hardware Store". When we went to the Village theater for the Saturday Movies (Two cartoon, a newsreel, a serial and a main show, usually a western) we walked past "the Hardware Store", stopped at "the Dime Store", picked plums and crabapples next to the women's dorms, caught pollywogs in the ditch at the bottom of Lee hill, picked cherries in the orchard where Carmichael was eventually built and when we got home Mom used go to "the Grocery Store" with our ration coupons to get sugar and Oleo Margarine with the little yellow packet of dye to make it look yellow like butter. Later the dye pack was in the plastic bag with the margarine and you had to squeeze the plastic bag until it was all yellow. There was a window on the north side of the store near the back where they sold candy and gum and you could trade in pop bottles for money to buy the candy. This window was usually open during recess so the kids would buy penny candy to eat while playing marbles in the school grounds between the store and the school. If anyone remembers the name of this store, let me know. My Mom is a bit stressed because she can't remember it's name. -Tom Hughes ('56) ~ Auburn, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) I remember the Passport Plunge. It seemed like a strange place. Our dad used to take us out there. I can still recall the smell - not especially a bad smell - kind of musty. I don't know if this is true but the place seemed kind of greenish - the water? the walls? but it was very large as it was regulation size. It was great fun. I loved diving there. I guess what really seemed strange about it was the fact that it was indoors!! and always warm. Images of that many years ago always come in kind of misty-like then slowly start becoming more clear. Is it gone? Where did they put all the water? LOL!!! Cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ Espanola, NM - in the high desert - (5600+ft.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar ('60) Re: Remembering In reading Rachel Peters' ('95) memories of Richland I was made aware of something. There is a one bedroom prefab on a corner lot of Hoffman and Sanford where my sister Wanda and I used to cut across the yard on our way to Carmichael -- my sister is now the owner. -Barbara Seslar ('60) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Phillips ('60) Re: Gravity - a Bomber Tradition During State, the Gold Medal Class of '63 apparently tossed some furniture out of an upper-floor window, into the Pool of the Camlin Hotel. So far, each of them has denied involvement in that caper but it's a safe bet that some (most? all?) are lying. Dick Pierce ('67) admits that he and Scott Hartcorn ('67) rolled a "borrowed" bowling ball down Carmichael hill in the middle of the night. At least they're honest about it. But by the time the distinguished classes of '63 and '67 strolled the halls of Col-Hi, dropping heavy objects from high places was a long-standing Bomber tradition. In the spring of '59, several of us from the classes of '59, '60 and '61 went to Spokane for a junior bowling tournament. Since the tallest building in Richland at that time was either Mac Hall or the "F" house across the street, we were awed by the view from our room, which was on the 4th or 5th floor of the Spokane Hotel. After the chaperone disappeared and we drained a smuggled bottle of wine, somebody asked "If we drop a bowling ball out of this window, will it bounce or will it break when it hits the sidewalk?" One of the guys hadn't handled his ration of wine very well, so he didn't notice when we opened his bowling bag and dug out his ball. After checking for cops or unsuspecting pedestrians, we watched in awe as that bowling ball bounced almost two stories high. Just another Bomber Saturday night, I guess. -Fred Phillips ('60) ~ Bellevue, WA - but not far long ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett ('61) To: Mike Brady ('61) Dear Mike, Enjoyed the recollection of Taylor hill in winter also. Ray's Drugs was in the 1400 block of Goethals, and we (my brother, Pat ('59) and I) grew up at 1510 Goethals. We used to just "fly" down that hill. I was lucky, (much to my brother's dismay) my mom made Pat take me along when he and his friends did things like sledding, building "forts" from discarded Christmas trees, playing in the field between Jadwin and GWWay near VanGiesen... or just goofin' off. I remember the "Best" sledding hill had to have been Carmichael Hill. Wish it was that easy to walk that distance now! We had a dog, Dusty, that pulled our sled to and up that hill. Pat and Roger Snow ('59), I think, fashioned a "harness" from rope for Dusty and that precious dog would run up that hill all day, dragging our sled to the top. I came down that hill so fast once, that I couldn't stop and crashed into the chain link fence surrounding the ball field at the bottom. Pat got in trouble for not watching out for me, (not likely to let him "boss" me around!!), and then he beat me up for being stupid and getting him in trouble! His beating probably consisted of pounding my arm repeatedly. Pat was two years older and often he was responsible for taking me along with him. Would kids today do that?? I wonder. Too bad if they don't, makes for great memories for the younger one. Does anyone remember "Laney's Market" in West Richland?? Laney Berry owned it and we went every Saturday to buy groceries, seemed like quite a trip back then '49 - '50?). Laney was one of the few who offered credit, so we paid him when Dad was paid. He used to give Pat and I a hunk of bologna and we sat out front eating that while the folks shopped. Truly, some of the best times I remember. Thanks, Laney. -MaryMike Hartnett ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb ('63) The number of Bombers that responded was not enough to hold the room at the Emerald Queen for the buffet November 10th, so I had to canceled the reservation. If there is interest next year we can try it again. If anyone is interested in helping out please e-mail me and maybe we can pull it off. -Leo Webb ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: The Great Pumpkin I will have to admit to being someone who actually waited to see the Great Pumpkin. The Holland Library at Washington State University had a lawn in front of it that was about the size of a football field. Someone had put up a large sign that read something like, "The Great Pumpkin will arrive at this location on October 30 at 5:00 p.m. I had forgotten all about it, but just happened to be coming out of the library at that time and saw what must have been at least a couple hundred people waiting around. I wondered for a minute what everyone was doing there, then remembered the sign. So I waited with them. There was an article in the WSU newspaper about it which concluded saying, "of course he didn't show up." I thought maybe someone would show up wearing a pumpkin suit. I had read some of the Peanuts cartoons, but had not yet become a fan. Are there any other Bombers out there who went to WSU and can tell me if this was 1966 or 1967? Or any other Bombers who will admit to having waited for the Great Pumpkin? I think it was probably in 1966 and that I first saw the Charlie Brown Halloween special the next year. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: More on Symons Drug stores Pharmacies at 708 Symons: 1945 ~ Drug Center (listed at Symons and Goethals) (1946-1951 phone books are not available at the Richland Library) 1952-53 ~ Village Pharmacy 1954 ~ Ray's Village Pharmacy 1955 ~ Ray's Pharmacy 1962-63 ~ Ray's is in Kennewick -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Judy Stein Mitchell ('71) Fred Strankman used to drive one of those mosquito jeeps slowly through the streets. The neighbor kids would wait for the little jeep to put-put down the street and then run behind in the cloud of mosquito stuff. We even liked the aroma on a summer evening. The mosquito jeep used to put-put through Columbia Play field below RHS in the evenings too, where my dad was supervising the summer basketball games. Great fun. Got rid of those pesky mosquitos too. -Steve Piippo ('70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Betty Bell ('51), Bob Harman ('51) Jim Grow ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Hugh Hinson ('52), John Bruntlett ('54) Kenny Webster ('55), Mike Bradley ('56) Lyndy Wheeler ('62), Susie Shaver ('63) Shelley Williams ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) To: Tom Hughes ('56) The name of the grocery store by Marcus Whitman was the Village Grocery. My husband worked there in 1947, before he started working at Hanford on 10/07/47. We both retired from Battelle in May 1989, but he continued working off and on until January 1998 -- more than 50 years later. -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Carol Haynes Finch ('51), et al Gee, Carol, I too recall when Richland was a drab government town. But I also remember when the government decided to do something about the drab appearance. Do you recall the lovely colors they chose to paint the houses, especially the alphabet houses? I was amused by there choices. I didn't recall that you worked at Densow's but my brother-in-law worked there part time also. I think he worked mainly in the camera department. His name is Jack Manary and he is now in Alzheimer's care in Pasco. Maybe you knew him. Sandy mentioned the Passport plunge. What a great pool that was. With it's diving platform above the pool you could really have a good time there. Someone mentioned the cherry orchards. I recall that we were not supposed to pick the cherries. There was an orchard where Jason Lee now is and my friends, Bob Johnson ('50), Jim Pape, and Wayne Bryson ('52) to name a few, used to go there and pick the cherries. The government police would come by occasionally and chase the kids out. We would climb the tree and they would "overlook" us. They probably knew we were there. This is great! It really brings back memories. Carol, I recall that you dad was one of the leader in scouting, if I recall correctly it was troop 28. I recall a scout master named Bob, Miller I think. It seems that he left town suddenly for some mysterious reason. Do you by chance know why? I only got to second class scout so I wasn't in scouting long. Garmo's was our grocery store. I also remember the Taylor Street hill that was mentioned. It was great fun in the winter when it would get really slick and I would take my '35 Chev couple and spin it all the way down to the bottom. On some occasions even sliding in to the railroad ties that served as curbs next to Castleberry's. Bob Johnson and I used to take some of the money from our paper routes and stop at Castleberry's and buy a pint of ice cream each and eat it all with the small wooden spoons they had there. We also like the all-flavor shakes. So much for the memories for now. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Grow ('51) Re: The Grocery Store near Marcus Whitman The Best thing about that store was the little counter that opened out at the back and the Double Bubble Gum that they would there sometimes. This was in 1945 if my memory serves. -Jim Grow ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Tom Hughes ('56) Hi, Tom. The name of the grocery store was the Village Market. My mother, Ola, and I worked there. Mom worked the window in the back where beverages of all kinds and candy were sold. When it got busy, I helped her. I can remember all the kids lining up for penny candy. Some of the kids who didn't have a penny, my Mom would buy it for them. I can remember when we would an occasional shipment of bubble gum. Talk about a line. One piece per customer until we ran out. When we didn't have bubble gum, I remember getting the glue off of that clear tape and mixing it with gum to try to make my own bubble gum. Stan Ewing ('50), and Bill Wahl ('49) also worked there. Dick Vogt was the manager. Binna Sledge was a clerk. Carl worked vegetables and a guy named Frank was also there. It was right next to Marcus Whitman. Nice to recall old memories. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson ('52) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Hi, I remember the Pasco Navy pool. Had a lot of fun over there as a youngster. -Hugh Hinson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Bruntlett ('54) Re: Spokane Youth Orchestra On Sunday November 4th at 7 p.m. the Spokane Youth Orchestra will be performing at the Fox Theatre. One of their selections, "Themes from Die Fledermaus", by Johann Strauss Jr., was transcribed for solo trumpet by Gordon Pappas. Those that attended Columbia High School during the 1950s and early 60s will recognize him as the band and orchestra director of that era. His arrangement will be played by Larry Jess, Principal Trumpet with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. For those of us that heard Raphael Mendez play with our band it will bring back many good memories. Gordon is planning on attending, and if he does will be at a pre-concert reception at 6pm in the Mezzanine at the Fox Theatre in Spokane. -John Bruntlett ('54) ~ Cheney, WA - where the wind is gusty. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kenny Webster ('55) Hey Jimmy Boyd ('55)... I sure do remember the Green Hut... famous for your chicken-fried steaks. It was then and still is the best chicken-fried steak I have ever eaten. Hope all is well with you and Sandra down there in the desert. -Kenny Webster ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley ('56) To: Tom Hughes ('56) Hi. Tom. I am not sure but I believe the name of the store you are looking for was Garmo's. Somehow that name rings in my mind. I think Garmo's had more than one store and if I recall Kit Campbell bought him out. I remember the Drugstore on Symons very well. We used to go there to get a deluxe cheeseburger and a shake all for about 45 cents. Ed Friswold ('55-RIP), Jim Harbour ('55), Rennie Willoughby ('55-RIP) and I were there almost daily my Junior year. The first job that I ever had was washing windows and vacuuming cars at Jerry Pleiss' Chevron station which was also on Symons. I got the opportunity to sit in every kind of car that there was even though I was not old enough to drive one. Pleiss then went together with, I think it was Roy Davidson Furniture or something like that and when I finally got my driver's license I got to deliver TVs, appliances and furniture. The grocery store at Symons I thought was also a Garmo's and then became a Campbell's. Heck, I am not sure of the names, but those are the ones that ring bells. -Mike Bradley ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lyndy Wheeler Myers ('62) Re: drug stores I, too worked at the famous drug stores. My memories are hilarious. I was a very quiet, shy person in school and often overlooked by the "in" crowd, and my job was at the pharmacy counter where we kept certain small foil wrapped packages behind the counter. It was amazing how the pharmacist could tell what a person wanted without being told. If I was behind the counter the "guys" would wander around the area forever waiting for me to go to the back. I was amazed at the number of BMOC who would come in to make their purchases. One pharmacist would purposely leave me at the counter and gleefully watch the guys squirm, some actually thought they could embarrass me and would use all kinds of slang for the little packages. What a fun time. -Lyndy Wheeler Myers ('62) - where it is hot and muggy in Orange Park and I am getting ready to go under the knife for my knee wish me luck ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) I worked as a pharmacy intern at Densow Drugs the summer of 1967, and I absolutely loved Evan. He was a great pharmacist, and a wonderful mentor. I shall always remember and relish his advise. He had a great sense of humor, and I loved the way we interacted. I was 22 years old, and loved every minute working with him. He was a very professional, kind, loving, sympathetic man, and I miss him. I still think of him today, when I become overwhelmed, or "attitudinal" with people. I think, "What would Evan do?" I think the same thing about my father-in-law, who was a pharmacist as well. I have had great mentors, and hopefully I can be one, as well. -Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: Great Pumpkin Dennis Hammer ('64) mentioned waiting for the Great Pumpkin at WSU. I am a fellow WSU alum, and while I never actually waited to see the Great Pumpkin, one of the most creative pick-up lines I received was, "Would you like to go out to the pumpkin patch and wait for the Great Pumpkin with me?" Like I said, I never actually waited to see the Great Pumpkin, so you know what the answer to that one was! -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the 10/23/01 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Darlene Joyce Mattison Thomson ~ Class of 1953 ~ 2/25/35 - 10/20/01 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Joan Eckert ('51), Sandra Atwater ('51) Wynell Williams ('55), Gordon McDonald ('56) Ray Loescher ('57), John Northover ('59) Patti Jones ('60), David Douglas ('62) Kathy Lamb ('62), Betsy Fox ('63) Jim Hamilton ('63), John Campbell ('63) Marilyn Simmons ('63), Paula Jill Lyons ('64) Dick Pierce ('67), Tony Valdez ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) Re: North Star Theater Speaking of memories, I have loads of them concerning the North Star Theater out in North Richland. I was an usherette in cute - but very stinky - uniforms. Then worked my way up to vending. Didn't last long there in that I couldn't stay out of the popcorn and chocolate kisses. Finally they put me cashiering. But I could seldom make the ticket receipts balance. Thus ended my "career" in the theater. -Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) When the Navy was still at the base in Pasco, there was a physical ed teacher at one of the elementary schools that would arrange taking a bus load of we kids to go to swim one night a week. We would take tests that the Navy men had to take - one was swimming so many laps with all of our clothes on. Does anyone remember going over on the bus? I don't remember the teacher's name. He also took a bus of kids to Yakima to swim in the pool in the basement of the Commercial Hotel. There were sure a lot of us - so just thought someone might remember. -Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) To: John Bruntlett ('54) Thanks for the information about Gordon Pappas and the memories of those years in band. I certainly do remember Raphael Mendez playing with our band. How much fun it would be to attend the concert in Spokane and possibly get to see Gordon. If you do attend say "hi" to him from me. I played clarinet and bass clarinet. Such fun years. Thanks for the memory. -Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordon McDonald ('56) Re: Look Alike Houses All of the recent discussion about various old grocery and drug stores prompts me to recall my first couple of weeks of living in Richland. It was 1949 when we arrived to take up residence in one of those 'beautiful' 3 bedroom prefabs. At that time they were all flat-roofed, plywood panel sided with an open crawl space underneath. 'Cracker boxes' was an apt description of these architectural misfits. Where we lived (812 Snow), there were 3 or 4 identical houses in a row and they were all painted the same yellow color with no trees or significant landmarks around. So, on two different occasions I walked right into the neighbor's house. I don't remember the people's names who lived there, but I'm sure the lady there began to think a 10 year old pervert had moved in next door since she was getting out of the shower on both occasions. But, actually I was considerably embarrassed and made sure I checked the house numbers after that. I'm thinking that some others may have had similar experiences because it seems like there were other types of houses that looked pretty much the same too, especially in the early days. Another experience there had me almost in tears after my first trip to downtown by myself. I must have walked down the Lee Blvd. hill by Carmichael and then came back a different way - maybe somewhere close to the high school. But I came to the fenced irrigation ditch and there did not seem to be a way around or through it. Since night was approaching I was really getting worried about getting back home. Everything was pretty strange to me so I wasn't sure which way to go, but I think I walked north and eventually found the break beyond the end of the high school property (street name has been forgotten). What a relief! -Gordon McDonald ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Vera Smith Robbins ('58): tell us your "mistaken house" story again!! I'm sure there are plenty who missed it the first time around. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) I was fortunate to be able to travel to Washington DC recently. While there, I visited the Vietnam Memorial. A classmate was killed in Vietnam and I wondered if I could find his name. Danny A. Neth ('57). SP5 Neth was killed 5 Mar 66. His name is located in section E5, row 121. Walking away from the memorial, I got to thinking about Danny. Didn't know him well. But Danny was the kind of kid everyone liked. A ready smile. Curly hair. A genuine nice guy. Suddenly I found tears in my eyes. I guess that happens to many who visit this place. In another place, the inscription says, "Freedom Isn't Free." -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Last weekend my wife and I were in Santa Barbara, CA and found a Spudnut shop! I did not get a chance to test either quality or quantity ... as we only had a couple of days to relax and were on our way to the Buellton, Lompoc and Santa Maria wine country about 40 miles north. There was a steady stream of customers ... my guess is: Santa Barbara spudnuts are a high quality product. Spudnut Shop in Santa Barbara, CA -John Northover ('59) ~ El Camino Sur-Real San Diego, CA... where 'Coastal Eddy' keeps the sun hidden until about 1100 each day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Re: September 11, 2001 Lights On In America -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where it is calm after the Windy storm Monday and Tuesday ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) I recall many of the same memories of Densow Drugs as others, but no one has mentioned going there to beg for cigar boxes. These were the most fabulous things for storing treasures in - especially the electronics parts that I used when I was a ham radio operator in junior high and high school. Do cigars come in cigar boxes any more? My students here in Tianjin are taking excellent care of me. They take me to dinner, buy me things that I can't find in the store, invite me to their campus activities, and generally keep me from being lonely. Hu took me to eat in one of the five student cafeterias on campus when I mentioned I was interested in what they were like. The food was edible, I think. I have several students in the university choral group, and they invited me to their first concert of the year. The first part was folk songs from around the world (including a Strauss waltz I loved), the second part Chinese folk songs accompanied by traditional music instruments. It was extremely enjoyable. I went last night to watch them rehearse, which tickled them greatly. I also teach a conversational English class for professors and instructors in the science and technology departments, which is very stimulating. The first session we discussed the effects of technology on society (related to Columbus Day), and this week we talked about leisure time - what we did as children (which gave me an opportunity to tell them all about the games we played as kids that many of you helped me with), and the importance of leisure in life. One of the professors invited me to dinner in his home, which I thoroughly enjoyed - meeting his wife and one year old baby daughter and dining on cuisine from Inner Mongolia. In Audio-Visual we are watching "Oklahoma!" As I sat observing them during the first segment of the movie I couldn't help but wonder again at the unlikely event of sitting in a University classroom in China watching students watching "Oklahoma!" What is the opposite of "deja vu"? -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tanjin Univ., Tianjin, PR China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy lamb Brown ('62) Re: History lesson I had a thought instead of counting sheep last night: What if the historians decided it was now politically incorrect to promote women or minorities? That Charbonneau was the hero who helped to guide Lewis and Clark to the west coast. That Sacajawea was merely added baggage taken along to satisfy Charbonneau's sexual desires. And, by the way, y'all are pronouncing her name wrong. Well, the Bomb is our Sacajawea. There is only one truth, but it can be twisted until no one knows what it is any more. This is why all we "older" Bombers are making such a fuss. Let a high school in Seattle take on the Bomber as their mascot. They have every right to use the name - as an airplane. After all, it was built in Seattle. The BOMB was Richland's contribution to WWII!!! And by the way the Gold Metal class of '63, along with most State attendees of many classes, must have been "BOMBED in SEATTLE" Just a thought........ -Kathy lamb Brown ('62) ~ Where it looks like winter is upon us. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betsy Fox Vance ('63) Re: Diettrich's Market I have given a packet of all the postings and emails to me regarding Diettrich's Market to Wanda Diettrich, a neighbor and close friend. She was very touched by the comments and memories and wrote a letter back to all of you who remember her and Diettrich's Market. Here is her letter: ~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Friends of years back, I feel I can call you friends to be so kind and thoughtful to express your memories of Diettrich's Market and Densow's Drug Store. It has been so rewarding and heart warming to read your kind words. We were so lucky to have employees who helped build a friendly and personal type of service - like Ola, our first and all the way checker, Joe Mensinger in produce, Ward Harness (our very good butcher), Shirley DuChane, Anita Cummins, Evelyn in the office and the boys who started as "box boys" and grew into checkers and grocers: Greg Markel, Gene Horne ('57), Shirley's brother Larry Coye and Robert Kennedy. Then we were fortunate to get Clancy Booth with all his grocery merchandising experience. Oh yes! We can't forget Dick Phillips, our hard working comedian!! We were sorry to hear this year that Gail Parkins, our second butcher, passed away in Albany, Oregon. He was a very serious meat department manager, extremely neat, organized and clean. My only wish is that my husband, Karl Diettrich, and Mr. Lytle of Densow's could have known they were remembered in such a warm and appreciated way. Most sincerely, Wanda Diettrich ~~~~~~~~~~ -Betsy Fox Vance ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) We made the Seattle Times Sports section today (Tuesday, October 23rd). Sideline Smitty has a list of the most interesting High School nicknames. Our BOMBERS, made the list as most controversial. The Revisionists have now permeated King County in that the Franklin Quakers, are said to be about "earthquakes". Where will it end? Semper Bomerus Jimbeaux P.S. You want to blame someone for the Mariners meltdown? How about Gene Autry (he of the Village double features). If his 95 Angels hadn't blown a 17 game lead in August, none of this would have happened. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Richland Drug Stores It is interesting reading about the drug stores in Richland. There weren't a lot of jobs for after school in the early 60s. I was lucky enough to work at Densow Drugs on Wright. Drug stores really offered the services back then. It had a food counter, a jewelry counter, a camera counter, cosmetics, magazines, fertilizer, baby food, toys - and yes, those things in the little foil packets that people were often embarrassed to ask for. We offered free gift wrapping and delivery of prescriptions - we had an old Nash that we used, boy would it bounce going over cross streets - what were they for, did they think that there were going to be flash floods on Birch street? That little neighborhood store employed 3 pharmacists (George, Evan, and Lyle), probably 6 full time clerks and a couple of part time kids like me. Our customers knew us, not like today when you go into a chain drug store - especially up here in damp Seattle. The drug stores would sometimes loan medicine when they ran out, so I would run up to Pennywise on Thayer (Bill Redmond worked there) or Bill Malley's down on Symons. That little job paid for my first 2 cars and junior college. Before me, there was Wally Carlson ('61) (Kenny's ('63) brother), and before that was Jim ('57) and Bob ('55) McCord. I always got a kick out of listening to the McKesson delivery guy or the toy salesman tell Evan jokes while he was counting pills. They were real nice folks to work with. -John Campbell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Simmons Arnold ('63) To: Lyndy Wheeler Myers ('62) Lyndy, Hope all goes well with your knee surgery and that you have an excellent recovery. Keep us posted. -Marilyn Simmons Arnold ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paula Jill Lyons ('64) To: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) I followed in your footsteps a number of years later at the cigarette/candy/camera counter at Densow's. By then Wayne was in charge of that department. He chained smoked and told jokes all day long. He always punctuated his stories with a jab to my right arm (which is still permanently dented really!!!). The only thing funnier than Wayne was Wayne and "Uncle Evan" together. They put Martin and Lewis to shame. Auntie Mary (Mrs. Lytle) and my mother were best friends for many years, so I benefited thoroughly from Uncle Evan's humor through numerous holidays and vacations spent together. There are so many stories to retell of Evan's humor that it is difficult to pick a favorite, but here goes. One day my mother found my youngest sister, Tami ('76), and her little neighbor and friend, Christine Benedict (are you listening Rosann ('63), Phil ('64) and Paul ('65)?), were playing in the front room closet and found several packages of moth balls Mother used to put in the out-of- season clothes. One can only imagine why, but they each consumed a bag!!!! Um, nummy, nummy!! Mother was close to hysteria when she found them, literally foaming at the mouth, and called Evan to find out if they were going to die. He had her read the label of ingredients to him and said he'd check it out and get back to her right away. When he called he was very serious and told Mother it would be best if she hung them up in the closet for several days and let them air out!!!! Situation defused. Our families spent good times and bad together and it was mostly through Uncle Evan and Auntie Mary's wonder senses of humor that we all came out the other side happier and lighter and closer for it. I love you "Dino," Vicki and Jil. Give Auntie Mary lots of hugs and kisses for me. -Paula Jill Lyons ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) Finally got into my laptop in Hawaii, enroute returning to Saipan. For dessert I saved the 5 days of the Sandstorm. I've been reading this site for a couple of months now (right, Maren?). Scott Hartcorn ('67) and I decided to start recounting some "good stuff", and it's fun to read others' entries as well. To: Steve Piippo ('70) Strankman never liked me. He wouldn't give me the vertical leap record. I "chalked up" 5 or 6 times and he wouldn't give it to me. If the board were still on the wall, I'd still be tied with Michael Jordan, or whoever it was. He even loused me up on his "the longest hit got a creamscicle" by measuring from second base. Piippo? That was my Chief Joseph Warrior's basketball coach's name. We used to have to touch the brim of his Stetson with our shooting hand on the way out of the locker room at the start of our games. I liked him a lot. He played me. We were 9-1 that year. To: Dennis Hammer ('64) Yes, I remember the Great Pumpkin at WSU in '68. It was still working on us rubes. To: Fred Phillips ('60) Yea!! Now, we're talkin'! Hartcorn (67), where are you? Remember the Ford we bought from Don Storms for $10? Was Fred in the back seat? Other than the Spudnut Shop and the Uptown Theater in my early days, I guess I really miss Johnnie's Delicatessen. You could buy a 36" piece of pepperoni for 5 cents. Then slowly make your way to the back of the store. Over the frozen food case were all the porn (?) magazines (circa '55 or '56). Couldn't get in there. Johnnie had it blocked off. Always got a peek at my friends' dad's, though. How about Korten's Music. My first 45rpm was "The Bristol Stomp". I asked for it because the guy in front of me ordered it. Anyone remember Jeff Upson ('67-RIP) riding his Honda into Senior Math and Calculus class (got a "C"), and getting off his bike and cutting the teacher's tie off with a pair of scissors? Thanks for the memories. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tony Valdez ('84) To: Rachel Peters ('95) Re: Trying to Reminisce It is good to hear from young Bombers. Way to go! I do not see many young Bombers writing. I replied because you mentioned Farrell's, Peitro's Pizza and the Gaslight. The Gaslight was the party place when I turned 21. You won't believe this but two years ago I purchased the original bell and siren from Farrell's! We have it hooked up in our kitchen and play it during special events and birthday parties. Just wanted to share that with you. I must be in the chatting mood today. Take care. From one Bomber to another, -Tony Valdez ('84) ~ Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Haynes ('51), Phil Belcher ('51) Muriel Anderson ('53), Ramona Miller ('54) Tom Matthews ('57), Barb Isakson ('58) Ernie Trujillo ('59), Tim Avedovech ('61) Denny Damschen ('62), Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Jo Clark ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Jim Moran ('86/'87), Dwayne Bussman ('98) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) Re: Vietnam Memorial The Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, is truly a moving experience. I was in tears before getting half way along the walkway, from the combination of watching the grieving families and other veterans as they slowly made their way down and back up -- but also from all the letters taped to the wall or left at the foot, the old combat boots and dog tags and caps, pictures of never-to- be seen grandkids or graduations never attended. Another memorable day can be spent at the Smithsonian where there is a revolving exhibit room that contains items left in memory at the Wall. They never throw anything away and change the exhibit on a regular basis. It is the plain old fashioned humanity that grabs you and holds you and never leaves you after seeing the memorial. To: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Didn't the Pas-Port Plunge once exist as a Naval training facility during the war? I think that's why the pool was so big. I remember Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) getting a bad dose of chlorine gas once over here -- weren't you with her at that time? I always wondered if she had any after effects from that. To: Lyndy Wheeler Myers ('62) At Densow's George Doran and Evan Lytle (I only worked with Lyle a short time) were always very watchful that I wasn't left behind the pharmacy counter if someone came in to ask for one of those "little foil packets". Those were the days when those particular items were kept hidden, and feminine products were wrapped in plain brown paper (as if no one knew what was in them! Good to see so many 'youth challenged' Bombers remembering so much! -Carol Haynes Finch ('51) ~ hot Palm Harbor, FL - but that northern cold front is coming in tomorrow and we will have 70 degrees instead of 85! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: The Green Hut and the Uptown Thrifty Drug store I worked at both places as a dish washer (pearl diver) for several months, probably in '49 or '50. One of my memories of the downtown Drug store was when the army came into town. Needless to say, the local boys were up tight and a number of fights happened nearly every week. One time several of the older guys got into a fight and the whole company came into town to get them. The guys holed up in the drug store and the Hanford Patrol was standing by to keep the peace. Within the month most of the town boys had been drafted into the Army!! Re: Swimming pool in Pasco The pool was built by the Navy during the war and was Olympic size. We had a lot of fun until the pool was closed. Does anyone remember the old pool that was in Howard Amon Park, down near the river? They had a wading pool also. I think it was taken out in '48 or '49. Re: Harley Stell I was in several of his classes and enjoyed them very much. (He sang at my wedding in 1953) I was also in radio broadcasting taught by Gordon Pappas. We used to take Harley's '47 Ford during study hall and deliver the weekly tape to the radio station in Pasco. As I recall, Pat Demillie ('51), Gloria Middlebrough ('52), along with one or two others, made the trip for at least two years. To: Marilyn Richey ('53) Sorry to hear about your brother, Don ('47). I worked in the same crew with him in '55-'56, hunted birds, and car pooled with him for a long time. I also bought a used car from him when he was selling for the Chev Sales in Prosser. Give my regards. I was looking forward to seeing him during the September reunion. That's enough for now. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ In the Columbia Gorge where the wind doesn't blow, it sucks! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Muriel Anderson Thompson ('53) To: Members of the Stordahl Family Geri and I were in Hartley Stell's Choir. I remember that he was so impressed by Geri' sister, Beverly's, outstanding natural singing ability that he offered to give her private voice lessons. I remember wishing that I had her gift and could have taken advantage of that opportunity. As I recall Beverly did not take him up on that offer. I have often wondered if she ever continued to develop her remarkable vocal talent. It is nice to read letters from Stordahl family members. -Muriel Anderson Thompson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) Re: The Passport Plunge The main life guard there - Harvey Montgomery ('50) also Golden Gloves champ of our area - is alive and well in Richland. He is still working, installing sprinkler systems with his son, Tim, (Hanford '76). His daughter, Debbie, (Hanford '78) is a teacher at Hanford High. -Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews ('57) Re: Gordon Pappas To: John Bruntlett ('54), Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) Very interesting to hear that Gordon Pappas is possibly attending the concert in Spokane and I also wish I could see him. I remember the concert we played with Raphael Mendez in 1956 and still have the recording. We played his transcription of "Themes from Die Fledermaus" at that same concert. 1956 Record Label -Tom Matthews ('57), Clarinet ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) I am so glad that Wanda Diettrich got those emails that everyone wrote. Chuck ('58) - Wanda's son - is not on email. I am learning my machine... I can't copy yet. So I was happy to see they got them. I've enjoyed all these stores too. Also have we heard any more about Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55)? Wrote her cousin but haven't heard. -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ernie Trujillo ('59) To: Wynell William Fishburne ('55) Re: Gordon Pappas I, too, remember Gordon and the many things he did for us. Re: Raphael Mendez I remember Mr. Mendez playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" with one finger on his trumpet. Plus at the end of that particular concert, he switched trumpets with our first trumpet, Roberta Fredrickson. I thought that was so cool:) Other memories are of playing 2nd trumpet next to Judy Morrell ('59) and John Worrell ('59) with Ken Dudney ('59) and Larry Coryell ('61) pounding on the drums right behind us. The music festivals and playing at games, especially the John Philip Suza marches. Really some good memories from band and orchestra under Mr. Pappas. To me he'll always be Mr. Pappas. -Ernie Trujillo ('59) ~ Dallas, TX - We're having great weather in Dallas... come see us! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: Piippo's Health Class How many people remember that day in March, 1958, a week before the State Basketball Tournament, when Mr. Piippo stood up in front of the classroom and said, "The Bombers are going to win the State Tournament, and this is how they are going to do it." He had drawn the schematic of the tournament on the chalk board exactly how they would do it. He emphasized: "They WILL win!" And, the Bombers won. When he spoke, the world listened. -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen ('62) To: Gordon McDonald ('56) Re: Look Alike Houses So, Gordon, twice you walked in on your lady neighbor getting out of the shower. You mentally noted the address and avoided that yellow house after that. Good for you. I'll have to admit that my actions would have been a little different. I would have noted the address, too. But, I also would have noted the time and.... later, -Denny Damschen ('62) ~ Richland - man it was beautiful today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Re: 40th Class Reunion Is there anyone out there, who would like information about attending Columbia High School 40th class reunion, especially those lost classmates, of the year 1962. The following people are still missing: Carol Brown Westphal, Carol Buchanan Krinke, Doug Burns, Judy Clarke Tembreull, Keith Crownover, Richard Dean, Mary Jane Douglass, Maxine Dowd, Ron Dykes, Roger Farber, Margaret Gibson Tucker, Patricia Hahn, Clark Hall, Linda Hanson, Tom Harmon, Faye Heneghen Dukes, David Henery, Doug Hildebrant, Gerald Hooper, Leslie Lang Dalton, Freddie Lenhart, Richard Lloyd, Doug Lukens, Patty McCue Huthinson, Ben Miles, Bob Mitchell, Anona Niles Carvetti, Carole Petterson, Rod Shanks, Chuck Smith, Margaret Smith, Judy Stewart Hunt, Suzann Tabbert, Lloyd Taylor, Sue Tomlinson Yount, Carl Vance, Laurel Vlacil Murry, Mary Wamsley, Walter Webb, Linda Whitaker Kadlec, Dave Wilson, Kathy Wilson, Valeree Workman Offerman, Yvonne Wright, Darris Yeager. If you know the where abouts of any of the following classmates please contact me as the time for our reunion is near. Thank You, Jeff DeMeyer ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) Hi Everyone: Something just flashed in my mind last night that I am wondering if any of you have a clearer recollection of than I do. It had to do with Fire Prevention. Was it the Fire Department that would take a house and fix it up with all these fire hazards? We got to go through the house and write down all the fire hazards we noticed and I think we turned our lists in to see who could find the most. There must have been a prize or prizes. I always thought sure I would win and never did. When I saw the list of all the fire hazards, I remember being utterly amazed that I had missed so many. I think I did it more than once. Anyone recall more details? Bomber cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ~ San Jose, CA - enjoying Indian summer weather ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sounds like Fire Prevention Week to me... I remember a prefab... in Spalding "territory"??? Maybe there was more than one house??? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jo Clark Donahoo ('67) To: Dick Pierce ('67) I remember people talking about Jeff Upson ('67-RIP) riding his motorcycle into class. Did he do that in response to the teacher saying our generation didn't have any imagination? I guess Jeff showed him. -Jo Clark Donahoo ('67) ~ Yakima, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Hey I found them! Those Krispy Kreams or what ever they are called! Tell Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) that she's nuts! I'll take a Spudnut any day over those other things! I was in Vegas and that is where I had to have one to compare! Yuck! They are way too sweet! Not as fluffy as a Spudnut! No. No! They will never surpass a Spudnut! Sorry, Tedi! Bombers Rule and so do Spudnuts! -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ~ Thorp, WA - it's cold! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Dick Pierce ('67) Yo Dick, I'm still out here, and, yes I do remember the Ford we bought for $10 (I just spent more than that on a pair of socks). I don't recall anyone in the back seat, but there was some weird stuff in the trunk. More on you later... To: Fred Phillips ('60) Thanks for recognizing the honesty in Dick Pierce's ('67) and my confessions about all the pranks we pulled. I'm sure others on this site have their stories as well, and once we get past all the stuff about drug stores and grocery stores (which has been fun), this is a whole topic in itself. Come on everyone... fess up with all your dirty little secrets. It'll make you feel good... and you have to admit that the things we did were pretty innocent by today's standards. I have one last grocery store question. Does anyone remember the name of the little store in the "Y" that was on the main road adjacent to the entrance of Bateman Island? Was it Rays' Grocery? We just called it the bait shop... great place for popsicles, sodas, beer (with fake ID), and live bait for fishing, including "water dogs". Can you imagine any store today that might have those slimy critters for sale right next to the bread and milk? Anyway, whatever the name, they had a huge ball of string in the middle of the store... I'm talking at least 4-5 feet tall and several hundred pounds. Wonder whatever happened to it? Back to you Pierce... I recall on certain Friday nights when we had nothing else going on, for cheap entertainment you and I and a few others would go to Hank's Auction. Hank's was located in the Richland Y, right around the corner from the bait shop. Hank was a rather large fellow who always wore coveralls... a real piece of work... could have starred on "Hee Haw". Going to Hank's was like visiting another planet. One time we had gone to Zip's to get large cokes on ice, and you filled yours half full of Southern Comfort. When we got to Hank's you ducked down in the back and started heckling Hank and his assistant. They couldn't tell if this was a serious bidder, or where the commotion was coming from, but after following the trail of laughter we all got kicked out. I guess they took their auctioning pretty serious. I have a lot more practical jokes and stories to share, but first I want some of you others to weigh in... Dick and I never claimed to be perfect angels and neither were the rest of you. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Moran ('86/'87) Re: Memories of Richland from a younger Bomber OK, here are some of my memories of Richland. While I was in high school, I worked at Pizza Hut (by Albertson's). To this day I have never had a more fun job as when I worked there. Many of my friends would come in on Friday and Saturday nights and later would go to the Trees, Acme or road 100 in Pasco... Later, I dated a girl (she attended Hanford High) who worked at Pizza Hut while I worked for Peitro's as a delivery driver. On nights when we both worked at your respected places of employment, I would drive the "company car" over to Pizza Hut and say hi to her for a few minutes. Peitro's was a fun place to work too. The pizza places seemed to be the center of my life while I was at RHS... Just got me thinking..... -Jim Moran ('86/'87) ~ Nampa, ID ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dwayne Bussman ('98) To: Tony Valdez ('84) I remember the Gaslight. My aunt and uncle were good friends with the owners, so I used to eat the food a lot when I was younger. One of my memories is when they used to have the Miracle Mile, after the race I used to go in there with my family. I once bet my aunt a pop for who could finish first. I won. Pietro's was good also. I loved their pizza. I agree that we need a lot more younger people talking. Any other '98ers out there. Love to hear from you. -Dwayne Bussman ('98) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Ann Pearson ('50) Sandra Atwater ('51), Steve McElhaney ('53) Gloria Willett ('56WB), Carol Ann Powell ('58) Patti JOnes ('60), Susie Shaver ('63) Pat Merrill ('65), Sandi Lasater ('66) Tedd Cadd ('66), Dick Pierce ('67) Gary Christian ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Vicki Schrecengost ('67), Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: The 49er Ladies To: all Bomber grads, especially those earlier grads Recognize, or did you ever date one of these girls? '49er Ladies This is a contest. For the first entry of identification, $5.00 will go to the Richard Anderson's ('60) school board election campaign in your name. One of them may be Richard Anderson's mother or sister or somewhere on the family tree. Bomber cheers, -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) To: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) Yes, Carol, Sandy was with me when the chlorinator broke at the Pasco Naval Training Center Pool. We were both life guards there. We had to pull everyone out of the pool before we left and we both ended up in the hospital. I swear that I have less lung power than I should have from that experience - but could it have been all the years of smoking?? Thank goodness I gave up that habit years ago!! I do remember seeing a nun looking at me and saying my name as I came to at the hospital and I thought that I had gone up there for sure!! -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) To: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) Yes, Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) did get a dose of chlorine and I did also. We were both life guards and would swim before the pool opened. We were both in the middle of the pool and the chlorine machine broke and the pure chlorine gas came out on all sides of the pool and so we had to swim through it. Ann went to the ladies dressing room and passed out and I went outside. The manager took us to the hospital. No, not that I know did she have any side effects. To: Phil Belcher ('51) I do remember the little pool at Howard Amon Park and the wading pool. Ann Pearson and I taught swimming and had Red Cross life saving lessons. They could only allow so many people in the pool at one time. People could stay in for one hour and then get out and then the line of people with tickets got their turn. Since Ann and I were there and did work some, they let us stay in longer! We felt very lucky and special! Ha! The man that I spoke of that took us on a bus to the Navy pool, etc., taught Red Cross life saving. -Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve McElhaney ('53) Re: Memories of Richland There have been references to the old pool at Howard Amon Park! I remember the pool and having to wait in line to get in and then the chlorine foot bath, the pool being cold (because we were waiting in the hot sun). I remember that you were timed in the pool (as a group) "30 or 45 minutes" and there would be one or two groups ahead of you. Some of us (two or three) would tire of waiting in line we would go to the river take off our tennis shoes tie them around our neck and swim across the river then hike up the Pasco side and swim back across to Richland. In 1948 the government contracted to have old navy barracks barged across the river to Richland from Pasco. The barge would be tied up at the end of Lee Boulevard and the barracks unloaded there and trucked to their new location. Several of us boys would dive off the barge upstream and swim under it and come up on the down stream side (this was scary and very dangerous, there were large I beam skids welded to the bottom of the barge and the river current would suck you up behind the beam and it was difficult to get away from the beam, "personal experience"). Other diversions at the park were the games, I remember playing - or trying to play - ping pong in the never ending wind. I believe some one kept a record and the wind blew for 28 days straight... so strong that ping pong was out of the question. There was also volley ball and soft ball. It seams that Rex Davis ('49) was the game manager! Also some of you might remember the YO YO champion coming to the park and demonstrating his abilities with the yo yo! He also carved the yo yo for some of us mine had a Hawaiian or Island seen on it! -Steve McElhaney ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: memories This is my first entry to the Alumni Sandstorm. Since discovering this website, I have spent a lot of time reminiscing about my years in Richland. My Dad worked for a company called Blaw Knox (later changed to Dravo) based in Pittsburgh. We moved to Richland in 1953 and left in 1955 when Dad was transferred to Venezuela. I ended up graduating with a tutor in a class of one. Therefore, most of my high school memories are of Richland and CHS. Re: Harley Stell We moved to Richland from our home state of Arkansas. Harley Stell was also from Arkansas, and is a distant relative of my husband's (small world, huh?) I was in choir, also. I vividly remember the operetta presented by the choir and orchestra my junior year. It had everything from ballerinas and gypsies to Royal Hussars on stick horses. I was a gypsy. Last Saturday my husband and I attended the Green family reunion in Fordyce, AR. It was held at a little country church beside a little country cemetery. There were many Stells buried there, but I think that Harley Stell was raised somewhere around Warren, AR. At any rate, I asked if anyone there knew a Harley Stell. Several people did remember him, but nobody knew anything about him after he left the state. I'm sure he must have retired somewhere in the northwest. Re: The Spudnut Shop Another "small world" item. When I was in junior high in ElDorado, AR, there was a Spudnut Shop about two blocks from the school I attended. My parents retired in ElDorado, so every time we visit I get Spudnuts for breakfast. They are just as fabulous as they always were. -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58) Re: old pools I remember the old pool at the Howard Amon park. My dad threw me in the 8' and told me to swim. You know, I did a fair dog paddle! later learned to swim. I also swam in the "Passport Plunge", as we knew the Pasco navy pool then. It was about '49. I was baptized in that pool. Thanks for all the comments about the local drugstores. I used to work as a waitress in the downtown drugstore. I don't remember the name. My fiance, Bob Olson and I bought our wedding rings in the jewelry store there. They had fine things. *chuckle/sigh* I remember putting kids and pop bottles in the back of our red wagon, and walking to the local grocery store on Thayer and Williams. We'd turn the bottles in at the back window and buy as much penny candy as we could afford. I remember one time coming back home, while walking across the sidewalk in front of the fire station, hearing the siren going off. I ran away down the street, leaving the kids sitting there, in front of the station!!!! They were crying and I was embarrassed, as the door to the station opened up, and the firemen were wondering why the kids were sitting there in the wagon crying. It was obvious when I finally got my wits about me and came back to get them. *chuckle/sigh* My sister Jody, has never let me forget that. She was one of the kids sitting in the wagon. I loved to play in the trees in the orchard that grew at the end of our street. We lived on the 1300 block of Sanford. We built tree houses in them, and would eat the cherries til we were sick, but never tired of playing there. I remember having fracases with local kids, especially the boys, who seemed to think the whole orchard was theirs. (Do guys always think that?) In my memories, evenings were wonderful. It would be cooler, and we'd play all the old games like annie I Over, where we'd throw the ball over the house etc. Kick the can, and all kinds of hide and seek. We'd hear kids in the blocks around us doing the same thing. The evenings were peaceful and quiet, except for our games. My dad would often bring his guitar, or mandolin out and play on the front porch of our prefab. I remember running behind the mosquito fogger too. When I went to high school, I can remember puting my radio on the sill of the window and laying out on the grass, because it was so much cooler out there. Usually there were neighbor kids, and sisters who would come and lay with me. Eventually there would be the old programs to listen to, that was when I was younger. The Cinnamon Bears, the Lone Ranger, the Great Gildersleeve, and on and on. Those programs played while I was doing the dishes, cutting my little sister's hair, hanging up diapers for my mom, cooking dinner. They made everything easier, and more fun. How we all loved them. It tickles me when my own kids listen to a station here, that plays all the old stories late at night. I've just spent several days in a small town in Utah, looking for pictures of family, and taking pictures of old homes that members of my family used to live in. An aunt went with me, and Jody. Memories are wonderful things, and nostalgia is nice. We all have roots, and kin, and places that we came from. It's really good to revisit them from time to time. Can't really say how great it's been for my spirit! -Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) ALL BOMBER ALUMNI LUNCHEON Second Sunday of the Month Make Reservations by November Date: November 11, 2001 Time: 1:00PM Where: Best Western Executive Inn - I-5 - Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 All Bomber Spouses and friends are invited. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rainy season is here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) To: John Campbell ('63) and all of you out there that want an independent Rx... They are are out there, and we are surviving, and actually getting stronger. I have worked for Tim's in Yelm for 14 years, watching the independents sell out to the Rite-Aids. Now we are coming back, and it is great to see, as you (the consumer) is speaking out and demanding service. We excel in customer service and compounding, and we will survive (with the grace of God). Tim is very well respected in the community, and that helps with the business. So, all I can say is support your local business! -Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Merrill Davis ('65) Re: More Memories from the Archives Do you remember.. JJ Newberry's located in the corner of Uptown, JC Penney's, The Goody-Good Bakery close by where Dawson Richard's is now Stanfield's Florist, Rasco 5 and 10 cent Store, The Sears Store, Johnny's Delicatessen, Montgomery Wards, Mode-O-Day, Robinson's, Patterson's, Parker's Hardware, The National Bank of Commerce, C and L Tahitian Room, Korten's Music Shop, Roy Davis Furniture, 88 cent store, Templeman's, C and H Market, Spudnut Shop, Hapo Federal Credit Union, Gallenkamp's Shoe Store, David's Shoe Store, Uptown Thrifty Drug (do you know that there was a second floor that at Christmas time that is where all the toys were - you had to keep your head down because the ceiling was very, very low and the place was very, very crowded - today it would considered a real fire hazard) These are just some of the stores that were (and some are still there) located in the Uptown Shopping Center. I am sure these will bring back more memories - how time flies! -Pat Merrill Davis ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandi Lasater Sleater ('66) Re: Ray's Grocery To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) You are correct, the grocery store at the "Y" was Ray's Grocery. It was owned and run by my former father- in-law, Ray Sleater and then by his son, Jerry. Ray died in 1971. My children's connection to their past was the store and the ball of string. The store burned down about 3 years ago, but the ball of string survived. Jerry was able to salvage the string, but it was water and smoke damaged. Some of the Sleater kids grew up in the house at the back of the store and it held lots of great memories for them. Thanks for remembering and mentioning Ray's Grocery. It seems like another lifetime. -Sandi Lasater Sleater ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: The Wall To: Ray Loescher (57) and others... Ray, You said: "Suddenly I found tears in my eyes. I guess that happens to many who visit this place." That's pretty accurate, Ray. I've visited the Wall a few times and it is always touches me in ways I don't expect. Although I was not in a combat unit in Vietnam, I was in an intelligence unit on an air base outside of Saigon ('72-'73). We didn't shoot at things but we were issued M-16s and we got rocketed once in a while. Our job was identifying targets for our air support. So in a sense, I saw the war from an altitude of 2,000 feet frame by frame from our intel cameras from various platforms. Last time I was at the Wall was the first time I'd been since the Nurses statue and the statue of the three US soldiers were put in place. I found those particularly moving. The statue of the soldiers was unsettling: The three of them were looking at the Wall and that was appropriate in a sad sort of way. Most unsettling to me was to see the uniforms and the weapons... of course they were just like I wore and carried over there. But one of them was dressed almost exactly like I dressed, he even laced his boots like I did. -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) I absolutely have the greatest fun recollecting the things we used to do during those days from elementary school through our high school days on this wonderful alumni website. After having spent over 20 years living and traveling overseas, and going through a few "hells" of my own, I am convinced that most of us were blessed by having spent our formative years in the Atomic City. Remember when we were named a Best City of America, or what was it? Scott ('67), yes, I knew this would be fun. Thanks for signing me up. To: Jo Clark Donahoo ('67) Yes, I think you are right. Jeff Upson ('67-RIP) was delighted to show up the teacher on the dare. I can recall spending a lot of time at the pencil sharpener taking nearly 2-3 minutes sharpening a #2 pencil until the teacher encouraged (?) us to take our seats. He, like old man Stiles at the Uptown Theater, had a enormous capacity for troublemakers. Remember Jeff's basement FM station? He could broadcast for nearly a half mile. To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) I think it was called Ray's Bait and Tackle, or Ray's Fish and Tackle. I used to take fish in to his shop, hoping he'd tell me I had a keeper. I knew carp and suckers, but those bountiful squaw fish looked a lot like trout some days. Right behind Ray's sat that old drive-in theater that used to display adult films on the weekends. Even before we were old enough to get in we could view some real honest non-violent human interest sagas from the roadway. My '59 Chevrolet was also a big car. Yea, Hanks Auction was right around the corner. If Hank had known (he probably did) what my mother spent at his auctions weekend after weekend, he'd have been kinder. I thought those auctions were great. Numbers on old crummy paper plates. Hank was always threatening to (1) close the auction down if we didn't get serious about our bids, (2) take the good stuff right off the blocks and save it all for the real dealers, that were always rolling into town the next day, that would surely give more in group sales, or (3) just plumb ending this auction for us ungrateful and uneducated antique novices. My mother has a basement full of the stuff. Some really beautiful pieces. Me, Mike Maki ('67), Jim Marshall ('67), Roger Bergdahl (7), Scott Denler ('67), and 3 or 4 others broke into nearly every elementary school in Richland on Sunday mornings. Lewis & Clark, Jefferson, Sacajawea, Spalding, Marcus Whitman, all of them. Always through an open window. We never broke anything. We'd play basketball until we dropped. Usually on 9 foot baskets. Slam dunking all over the place. We'd then retire to the teachers' lounges and snack on whatever was in the refrigerator. I still remember the ice cream bars. Our last game was played when we broke a window for the first and only time. Someone even brought in a motorcycle and went up and down the halls. We violated our own code. The custodian, who'd probably been watching us for months, reported us. The police showed up. We were all minors except Bergdahl. Roger took the fall. Remember our doodlebugs? With Big Mac and Briggs and Stratton engines on bicycle frames. Norm Englund's ('67) had a centrifugal clutch. He was always the gyro gear loose. We used to wire leads to car batteries and goose his chickens to make them cackle and jump 5 feet in the air. Geez, I can't stop. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) To: Jo Clark Danahoo ('67) I do not remember Jeff Upson ('67-RIP) riding his bike in class, but I do remember the radio station in his basement. I remember sitting there with him for hours while he did his broadcasts. It was an illegal station but he received free records as promotions from record companies just the same. I remember he once gave me a duplicate copy of the instrumental "Green Onions." I still have that 45 somewhere. This past Saturday, the 20th, my wife Deborah and I visited Richland for a few hours. My wife is from West Virginia and had only heard about Spudnuts, prefabs, and the Bombers. I guess I had to prove that the city really existed. I bought my wife some Spudnuts at nine in the morning, then showed her the houses I had lived in, Jason Lee Elementary, and Richland High School. She was truly amazed by the lack of trees in the area. Later our good friends Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) and her husband Pete had lunch with us at the Red Lobster in Kennewick. (Thanks so much for showing us around Karen!} All in all it was a good trip and brought back many memories. Bomber cheers, -Gary Christian ('67) ~ in lovely Vancouver, WA - where it is raining again and will be until April! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) I just wanted to let everyone know that the Traveling Memorial Wall is here in Ellensburg, at CWS. If you've never seen it come and have a good cry. It's worth the travel. It's the most spectacular thing I've ever seen. There are people there to help you find your loved ones and friends. They have paper and pencils to do the tracings too. It's a "must" to come and see. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ~ Thorp, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67WB) I need some help from Bomber alums. Some time back Terry Liechty ('64) talked about the dog tags that were given out in grade school. I still have mine, as I'm sure many of you do. I am trying to write a brief history of my life for my sons and want to include details about the dog tag. But I don't know many. Does anyone know when they were first issued, who decided they should be given out, who made them, who got them, when they stopped giving them out etc.? All I know is that they were supposed to serve as a means of identification in case there was ever a nuclear attack. Any details would be greatly appreciated. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Hey you brazen hussie, back off the Krispy Kremes. You probably had the day old stuff in a casino. I've had those too and they don't hold a candle to the fresh ones. You need to see how they're made. They go through a complete shower of glaze, so yeah they're sweet. They're supposed to be. You don't even need to eat them, just looking at them and they go right to the hips. What's the saying? "A moment on the lips, forever on the hips." But what the heck it's worth it, "life is uncertain, eat dessert first". Hey Vic Marshall ('71) Go Wazzoo, we're for real. How 'bout those Stars last night, Dallas 5, Detroit 3. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ Richardson, TX - where the weather is unreal. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Ray Gillette ('49), Phil Belcher ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Ray Loescher ('57) Steve Carson ('58), Missy Keeney ('59) Shirley Sherwood ('62), Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Judy Farris ('70) George Buteau (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) Re: Sagebrush follies - 49er "Ladies" I probably am not eligible to enter this contest but I do know these "ladies". Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49), Raymond R. King ('49), Jerry Anderson ('49), James "Jimmie" Doyle ('49), and Artie Hammons ('49). Most of the younger Bombers did not have the opportunity to see this outstanding production. -Ray Gillette ('49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sagebrush Follies PROGRAM] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) I had forgotten about having to wait in line. We only swam there a few times, the rest of the time we were in the Yakima river. (Back then it was clean and clear.) We used to cut school and swim the day away. Re: Memories I was watching a program about floods on the Discovery channel today and was reminded about the 1948 Flood. We lived in Enterprise (West Richland) and after the road west of the Riding School washed out, my father and I would take the Twin Bridge route. Dad was a fireman working in town (where the Scout building is now) and since it was finals week I rode with him. (I didn't want to have to take the tests by myself.) It was only a day or two and the Twin Bridge island was under water! We had to go to Prosser, cross over and come back on the north side of the river. (All this to cover 4 miles as the crow flies.) It was quite a sight watching the heavy equipment moving dirt. They stayed ahead of the river level by only six inches at times. They had to move several houses on GWWay to make room for the dike. Some of the operators worked for 36 hours at a time. Anyhow, after all was said and done, I could have stayed home since the teachers averaged the year's grades for the final score!! I was bummed out. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ where the Gorge is cloudy and windy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: the Tyler's: Dore ('53), Miriam ('60) and Janet (61) Patti Jones ('60) has issued the invite for lunch in Fife, WA, on Armistice Day, November 11th. Why don't all three of you RSVP Patti Jones ('60) and then we can get together for lunch? Miriam and Janet, I want you to use your powers and get your big brother out of his back yard and join the rest of us. For any Bomber on the I-5 corridor between Albany, OR, and Fife, WA, I've got room for 3 (comfortably) or 4 (if you are really good friends). It takes about 5 to 5 1/2 hours from here (depending on traffic). If you want a ride, let me know. Bomber Cheers and Happy Mushrooms to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR - where outside it's beginning to look like the inside of the pool. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) Several days ago, I mentioned I was able to visit Washington DC and the Vietnam Memorial. The other notable happening of that day was a visit to Smithsonian's American History Museum. In the area that summarized history from 1940 to 1960, a video mentioned the importance of the Hanford Atomic Energy Project. Interesting to see moving pictures of Richland in the early 1940s. Nearby, in a glass case, was the green and gold flag of the Richland Bombers with the unmistakable atomic mushroom cloud. Makes you proud of your home town and its significant role in the history of our nation. Bombers in the Smithsonian -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) I see a reference to Harley Stell but must have missed earlier entries. Mr. Stell was a truly great teacher and I think of him every time I approach the Karoke mike. These were the days of the "Radio choir" the Sandmen and an acapella choir that would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. I remember our daily warm up song... "I see his blood upon the rose..." but have never been able to find the music. Anyone know it this was the actual name of the song or just the first bar? -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Hi Maren!! When my daughter was at college outside of Philadelphia in 1986, I visited the "Wall" with my uncle who had worked in Washington, D.C. most of his adult life. He loved the city and took quiet joy in showing it to visitors. Walking along the Wall was one of the most moving experiences of my life. I need to know where I might obtain copies of the Cinnamon Bear Series. I know you have talked about it before but just like in High School, I wasn't paying attention!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) To: Pat Merrill Davis ('65) You listed the stores in the Uptown District, but I'm trying to remember the name of a women's clothing store that I think wasn't mentioned. I worked for a lawyer (Wayne Gladstone) who had an office on the second floor of the Uptown District. I can't remember, but I either got to that office through this clothing store or right next to it. I know it was close because when I got paid I never got further than that store with my check. I spent it all on clothes. It seems like the store had initials in its name, but my memory may be wrong. I think Diane Patterson's mother worked there. I had one of the most embarrassing moments of my (then) short life when I worked for that attorney. Right out of high school I had attended Kinman Business College in Spokane. I came back for a short time and was a temp and was sent to work for this attorney. I was proud of my shorthand skills and could take dictation 'on the fly'. I was standing in Mr. Gladstone's office taking dictation, he asked me if I had gotten it all, I said "Yes", whirled around to leave his office, and ran right into the wall. I bounced back about three feet, found the door and left quickly. I'm sure he laughed every time he thought about it. I wanted to die. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) Re: Hanford Construction Camp Statistics Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) TO: Sandi Lasater Sleater ('66) Thanks for the info on Ray's Grocery. Frankly, I'm surprised to have remembered the name, but to get some of the history... that's great. Sorry to hear that it burned down after all these years. I always like the store because it had such an unusual collection of stuff... it was perfect for all your snacks and fishing supplies... and there was no other store anywhere near it. It was truly one of a kind! Where's the ball of string now?... if I'm not mistaken, this thing was real heavy and would have been hard to load up and move somewhere else. To: Dick Pierce ('67) Do you remember the times when we visited those "haunted houses"? I recall one abandoned house outside of West Richland, but the scariest of all was something known as "The Morgue" in Pasco, which was a dilapidated building in the old part of downtown Pasco. It was supposedly a former funeral parlor, which added to it's mystique ("I see dead people"). I recall a few times on Friday or Saturday nights, real late, when the group of guys and gals we hung out with would visit these places. Why we did this, I have no idea, but you and I would get there first and hide somewhere inside. Or course, it was pitch black, musty smelling, and really creepy. When people came we would make little noises and scare the heck out of them. Most of the time I think I scared myself... Thinking back on it now does seem a little twisted, but I guess we didn't have anything better to do. Anyway, I thought this was an appropriate memory for Halloween. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Farris Rick ('70) Re: old memories Just a note to say how much I love the stories and old memories of our youth. I lived on the corner of Swift and Thayer most of my life in Richland and remember the drug store, and can relate to all the stories. Even though it's been over 30 years since I moved away, your stories bring me right back to those happy care free days of childhood. Richland was such a great town to grow up in. Thanks to the one that keeps this site going. I'm proud to be a Bomber in Vancouver, WA. -Judy Farris Rick ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Buteau (Not-A-Bomber) To: Daniel Laybourn ('70 webmaster) I'm not connected with your class in any way but am a BUTEAU genealogist. I'm interested in finding out any information that you or anyone in the class may have about Mrs. Buteau such as her first name and her husband's first name, whether she is still alive, etc. If you have any idea what her maiden name is, that would be a help. Thanks. -George Buteau (Not-A-Bomber) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [NOTE: Mrs. Buteau taught Kindergarten at Marcus Whitman in 1957-58 school year for future class of '70 -- Morning Kindergarten Class ~ Afternoon Kindergarten Class] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Bob Harman ('51) Lea Branum ('55), Mary Winston ('55) Wynell Williams ('55), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Shirley Armstrong ('61), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Pam Ehinger ('67), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Dorris Meloeny ('68), Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: 49er ladies Right on, Linda King Goetz (79)! Your dad [Ray King ('49-RIP)] and I were co sports editors of the Sandstorm the 1948-49 school year. He was a great person, full of wisdom, a friend and I liked him. He also could whip my butt most of the time playing ping pong at the Hi-Spot. $5 will be sent to the Richard Anderson school board election campaign in your name. You have a brother in our area who works at Diablo. We have talked on the phone, but not for a long time now. Is he still in the area? I had hoped that sometime when your mom [Norma Culverhouse King ('49)] -- another great person and friend of ours -- visits him in San Luis Obispo, we could get together and talk about our wilder days. I've got some great pictures of her. To: Ray Gillette ('49) You're right, Ray. Also about the younger Bombers not knowing these wild ladies; however, Linda recognized her dad. Right now, the tally is 1 for Linda and 4 for Ray Gillette. If someone will send me an address, I'll send a check to the Richard Anderson campaign fund. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Ah, the old pool in Howard Amon! That was where I first had my swim suit go down to my knees when I dove in!! Most embarrassing. To: Phil Belcher ('51) Phil, We also used to swim in the Yakima. Bob Johnson ('50), myself and a few others had a special place where we skinny dipped. One time we went there and there was an older couple fishing in our swimming hole. We didn't let that stop us. We stripped behind a tall sage brush and dashed to the water one at a time. They left in just a few minutes. During the '48 flood I had a dental appointment in Kennewick and my mother drove me there via the Benton City bridge. If I recall correctly, there was a bus that ran then and it also went over that bridge. Passengers had to get out and walk across because of the load limit on the bridge. Great times! -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) is looking for an an address for Yeager. Pat, if your out there send your best to Laura. She needs all the emails she can get. She is improving some. -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Winston Wymer ('55) To: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) The name of the women's clothing store in the Uptown is probably the AandZ Shop. I think they had the corner on the Jantzen market in Richland. Also not mentioned was the Columbia Book Store where I worked during high school and college. To: Missy Keeney ('59) I ordered the Cinnamon Bear tapes from two years ago. -Mary Winston Wymer ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) To: Pat Merrill Davis ('65) Do you think the women's clothing store you mentioned was AandZ Specialty? My mom and I also spent time in that store! I'm quite sure that was the name of it. -Wynell Williams Fishburne ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) To: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) Re: Ladies Clothing Store You are so right, Shirley, it was left out of the list. The name of the store was "The AandZ Shop" My sweet mother-in-law (MIL) used to take me there for my birthday presents even before Bob and I were married. I always felt so special going there because the sales ladies were so wonderful. Dorothy (my MIL) was only 4'10" tall, but she was the Queen of the AandZ. By the time we finished shopping there her "King" would be broke for a month. Love these memories. Bomber Cheers, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Laura is doing better again. Her three daughters are there for the week end and she perked up to see them. Her mother is still with her also. You just don't know from day to day with Laura, about 2 weeks ago it really did not look good for her, and she has slowly improved since then. She has difficulty in speaking because they left the breathing tube in to long and apparently it did some damage to the vocal cords. She has some problems with medication causing her to be nauseated. She also still has the feeding tube in. We will see what next week brings. Thanks to everyone that have inquired about her and for the prayers. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ~ Quinlan, TX - 73 degrees and sunny. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Mode 'O Day, Elite Shop, Hughes. Some clothing stores uptown that just fell out of my brain. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Brad Wear ('71) "Brazen Hussy"??? Now now, I've tried to live that rep down for a long time! *LOL* Hey sorry I only told the truth! I didn't like the Krispy Kremes, and no, they weren't day old! They were still slightly warm! But I'm a forever Spudnut lover! Sorry! NOT! But I see you're in Texas, that could be your problem! They have brain washed ya! Hee Hee Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ~ Thorp, WA - thar's snow in them thar hills! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Howard Amon Park I also recall the pool, playground, boat launch, picnic area, etc. at Howard Amon Park, but when I was growing up it was known as Riverside Park. For you historians out there, when did the name change, and who is Howard Amon? I'm sure he was one of Richland's outstanding citizens, but would appreciate any background on him. Someone recently mentioned the Gaslight, which was located at the top of the Lee Blvd. entrance to the park. I recall them having the best French Dip sandwiches that I've ever had. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorris Meloeny Alred ('68) To: Dick Pierce ('67) Yes, I do remember Jeff Upson ('67-RIP)! And I remember the cutting off the tie incident - Also included in this memory is inverting this math teacher's middle desk drawer and supporting it with a cardboard insert, I think, so that when he (the math teacher) pulled it out all of his pens, pencils, paper clips and other middle desk drawer items (protractors, compasses, etc.) ended up in his lap. Another regular antics in this teacher's class was throwing BB (as in BB pellets) into the overhead fan system, and listening to them ping, ping, ping their disruptive way down. Not sure whose trick this was. I cannot remember this math teacher's name, although I am sure someone else will. An excellent math teacher; he was a nice, gentle man, prone to tears. I had him for math (which I eventually took a BS in, with a 4.0), and always thought he was an excellent teacher, and kind person. He was was always the unfortunate target for pranks, even though he taught the top math groups (back then we did tracking, and probably still should for everyone's benefit). Also remember a somewhat Germanic lady math teacher at RHS, who was also quite good (she taught Trig, think her name started with a G - god hopes that is not for Germanic!). I also remember Jeff Upson very well, and talked to him shortly before his death. I remember visiting his parents house in Richland (I think when I was a junior, which would have been '66, '67) and he had set up a surreptitious alternative radio station. As I remember his mother was one of the Librarians at the Richland City Library, and a very nice lady as well. Jeff was an extremely bright young man, prone to pushing the envelope. Although I remember being somewhat chagrined about the 'motorcycle into the classroom', and at the time I was amazed at Jeff's bravado. I do not know what ever happened to the math teacher, but let me go on record here that he and Mrs. G gave me an exceptional background in math, and a knowing that I, even as female, could excel at math. Thank you to them. Jeff was a treasured friend, and a brilliant mind, that was felled in the late sixties by whatever you want to call it. Had he lived, there is no telling the great things he would have done. God Bless Him. To: the 'younger' Bomber Also, a younger Bomber referred to the Gaslight. I have such distinctive memories of the Gaslight. When JFK was killed I was in Gym class at Chief Jo Junior Hi (I think 7th grade). We were all stunned, but much less informed of current events than today's youngsters. It was probably 5th or 6th period, and we all were sent home. At home things were in a similar uproar, and we ended up eating French Dip sandwiches out, pondering what the world was coming to. This was not a common occurrence in the middle of the week and unplanned for our family back then. -Dorris Meloeny Alred ('68) ~ Houston, TS - near the Johnson Space Center ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) Re: Ray's Grocery I remember Ray's fondly. We use to go there to get bait. I remember the water dog tank. After fishing I would save the leftover "dogs" as pets. -Treg Owings ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Ken Ely ('49) Betty Conner ('52), Marilyn "Em" DeVine ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Carol Ann Powell ('58) Burt Pierard ('59), Patti Jones ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Dick Pierce ('67) Clif Edwards ('68), Fran Teeple ('68) Cristy Cone ('74), Matt Crowley ('75) Treg Owings ('76), Darcy Doyle ('77) Dawn Olson ('79), Kim Edgar ('79) Shelley Williams ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Amon Park Amon Park was the original name of the park. The land was given by Howard Amon who was the Banker. The Bank was the corner building and has also been re-named the Amon Building. The bank went broke during the worst years of the depression when that was happening to at least half of the banks and most of Wall Street. The bank building was purchased by Hugh Van Dyne and became a pool hall. The swimming pool in the park was built with PWA money and volunteer labor. When the government came in and took Richland they changed the name of the Park (and a lot of other things like the High School} The old time Richland people - or as we call ourselves REAL Richlanders - have a reunion every summer and one year we presented a petition to the City Council and got the name changed back to Howard Amon. The old History Nut -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Re: 49er "Ladies" To: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Darn! I missed them. I thought these were the Homecoming Princesses of 1946 but I couldn't think of their names. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) The Five and Dime store (one of the terms those stores were called) in Uptown on the GWWay side (where Dr. Myles McCartney now has his office) - opened in 1951, and I went in and put in an application, and was hired the next day. The name of it was "Diamond's Variety Store" - which was a chain of those stores at that time. Harold Kinney was a great manager, with Liz Crittenden as a gorgeous and knowledgeable bookkeeper. I worked there for about a year. Harold Kinney was later a partner of Spencer-Kinney Insurance. I spent my salary most weeks at AandZ and at Hughes. And eating at Tahitian and at ... it's now Ray's Golden Lion, but that doesn't seem like the name it was then. I made .65 cents an hour, and thought I was rich. I went to work for General Electric, along with a goodly share of the other grads of '52, on Monday after graduating on Friday. I believe I started there for $47.50 a week. There must have been 20 of us that went to work at G.E., in the typing pool, or other offices in the 700 area - because we were only 17, and couldn't get a Q clearance to go out to the outer areas until we turned 18. Lou Ann Binns ('52) and I worked in Engineering in the 760 Building. Fun times. Real money to spend. And sick leave, and insurance, and taxes. No one has mentioned the stores in North Richland. There was Herman's, a men's department store, and Hand's Drugs, who sponsored our baseball team in '49 and '50. North Richland was such a busy place - hard to go out there now, and see alfalfa, and office buildings, and manicured lawns and homes all the way from Richland. It was a fun place to live. We lived on our bikes, and flew kites in what we were later told was the area where the releases of radioactive gases was done, by 300 area. Wonder if that's why some of us no longer have a thyroid!!? -Betty Conner Sansom ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Please put a note in the Alumni Sandstorm that Bill McCormick ('50 died last week following heart surgery. He was in the class of '50 and was very popular on the football team and a really nice guy, too. He and his wife, Idalee, have lived in Yakima for many years. The funeral will be at the First Presbyterian Church at 8th and Yakima Avenue in Yakima at 11:00am on Tuesday, the 30th. I just got an email from Idalee this morning and looked at the Sandstorms and didn't see anything about it. I don't know if a notice was in the Tri-City Herald -- maybe not. -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Fife, WA, Lunch on November 11th I guess one out of three Tyler's isn't too bad. Yes, Dore ('53) has decided to come out of his back yard and join the merry throng in Fife. The invitation to pick up any one in the Salem, Portland/Vancouver areas still holds. On another subject, I'm sorry I don't remember any dress shops in the Uptown District, but let's not forget Kennel-Ellis Photographers, Stanfield's Florist, or the Goody Good Bakery. And, lest we forget Klosters Camera Shop, Frank Berry's, Fission Chips and Johnny's Minute Man Service Station. You will note I refrained from mentioning a certain "watering hole" in Uptown. Bomber Cheers to all and how about them Dawgs! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ keeping dry in soggy Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58) Re: math teachers The math teachers name was Mr. Gentle. Jerry Work ('58) used to call him "Lion heart". Jerry, are you out there somewhere? Cao -Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Howard Amon & the park Two years ago, when I was researching the park name change from John Dam to Riverside, I was given a June 4, 1968, TCH article by the City of Richland (apparently, in those days, the TCH actually did its own historical research). The following is mainly based on excerpts from that the article except for the City Council Resolution at the end. Howard S. Amon was one of the original Richland pioneers. He bought several thousand acres of land, most of which are now in Richland and the surrounding area. He platted the land for irrigation farming and built an irrigation ditch. He even gave a lot as a prize to the person naming the town site. In 1903, he deeded about 5 acres of the river front "to the city for use as a park, with the provision that it should not be used for any other purpose or it would revert to himself or his heirs." This provision reared its head twice, once when the government took over and wanted to use it for a different purpose and recently, when the new Senior Center (eventually the fabulous new Community Center) was planned for the area where the "Fingernail" resides, but I digress. The original park was not formally named and was commonly referred to as "City Park" by the residents of the old town. The government, again informally, named the land John Dam Park, in honor of one of the old time residents and a member of the county commission. He was also one of the first commercial contractors for DuPont by continuing the operation of his grocery store on the NW corner of Lee Blvd. and Geo. Wash. Way. As an aside, John Dam's widow said that John was always bothered by that name for the park. He said "It was Howard's land." In any event, in about 1949, the Richland Park Board officially designated the area as Riverside Park. On Aug. 5, 1968, Richland City Council Resolution No. 474 officially changed the name from Riverside to Howard Amon Park. The old swimming pool was built during the Depression years with local labor and government assistance. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Re: Alumni Ring Website Spoke with Jostens today. The first four orders will be shipped on November 11. The 22 orders that went in right after that will be shipped a few days later. There are many of you who said you wanted to order. Time to get your orders in. If there are any problems in ordering you can always contact me or Judy Willox ('61). -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where its raining again. Thankfully, I like the rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Greetings to my many "Bomber Friends" and dear neighbors on Benham, Torbett and Hains. I've just recently become part of this Alumni Sandstorm, "Thanks" to Jane Simmons Bonogofski ('63). I have been enjoying your sharing of so many fun memories! I moved to Richland from Kennewick in 1944 when my Dad, Floyd Hutchins, was transferred to the Richland Post Office, where he was Asst. Postmaster, with Ed Peddicord as Postmaster. Our two families have many old stories, photos and memories and are still very special friends. ("Hi", Marilyn) Fun memories with Glenda Ervin's family too. I have thought of so many of our "Post Office Family" and the many Post Office families of today, during these difficult times with the Anthrax/Post Office situation. My prayers are with them. Last week when "Muscles" was mentioned, that took me way back to Lewis and Clark days. Do you remember him riding his bike, with his monkey/chimp riding in his basket? Many a time, he'd stop and we would enjoy a little "visit" with them. I remember the AandZ Store very well. It was small in size, but had very nice quality clothes. There was a stairway next to the store that did go to the second floor. My sister, Ruthann Hutchins Jensen ('58) shared with me that "A" Agnes passed away just recently and "Z" Zelda is still living. They were Sister-in-laws and were related to the McVicker Jeweler family. The shared memories of the old Safeway Store with Mack and Mike Erickson took me right back to going with Mom (Verna) on Saturdays to the Meat Dept. and buying the groceries for the week. (that also was a "social time" visiting with friends) Every Sunday after Church, our Studebaker automatically drove right down to check and see where we were on the "House List" -- watching for a "F" house, and then onto the "Downtown" Drugstore. The main reason for stopping at the Drugstore was to buy the Spokesman Review Newspaper, and then we all enjoyed doing our own thing -- looking, "shopping" and visiting with others. (Every Sunday!) Remember the X-ray machine in the Shoe Dept. at C.C. Anderson's? Always had to make sure the shoes fit properly!! Much, much later, and after many years of "Babysitting Jobs" (some of you), I worked at JC Penney in the Uptown District. Part of working at Penney's was having your lunch, dinner or break over at Newberry's! Some of you will remember the fun times after work on Friday nights! It was a great place to work -- whenever I came home on breaks from college, I had a job. Thanks for the treasured memories and the "remember when" stories - I'm very much looking forward to our Reunion! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Dorris Meloeny Alred ('68) Thank you for complementary recollection of Jeff Upson ('67-RIP). I remember him as well. He was brilliant, energetic, enthusiastic, witty, so full of life, definitely rebellious, inquisitive, challenging and mostly electric and willful. As almost always, the perfect non candidate. I was so sad when I found out that he was gone. He was my friend, too. Like me and so many others, he was experimenting. It's so sad. Jeff's dad was a master Sargent and we always felt that he didn't want to be soldiered. I recall the false-bottomed drawer as well. And, the silvery haired Germanic lady that taught us our trigonometric sines and cosines. I remember the class was always so dark. She must have had stock in an overhead projector company. I recall our class was the advanced mathematics class at RHS. Did we have juniors in our class, too (you list a '68)? You were light years ahead of me then. The gentleman teacher's name began with a "G" as well. He was especially sensitive, just like Jeff. Attention Lady Shoppers: Don't forget Hurt's Apparel. We lived next door to the Hurts at 1306 Haines. I still remember our adult neighbor. He tried to teach me how to hold onto a ladyfinger firecracker as long as I could before I threw it. Gunpowder is our friend. Mr. Hurt also bragged about serving dog food on crackers (canape, anyone?) at a party he had when he ran out of the good stuff. I was forever affected by that neighborhood more than over on Stanley Street on the other side of Uptown. One of my other neighbors was rumored to have assembled an entire car from stolen parts. This equivalent of the Fonz was also the one that rattled our fences with BBs when my mom was in the garden. Maybe he did rub off on me a little. There's just no way around it. Richland was not the same as either Kennewick or Pasco. The streets, the stores, our houses, the people, what we learned from them. Even our police. I remember telling a cop that pulled me over one night, that "I'd just have to be talking to Yencopal about this one!". I made the police officer show up in court, got the clerk to roll in a chalk board, and illustrated to Judge Al Yencopal that there was no physical way, at that distance the officer had written in his report that he had initially seen me speeding in my car, that his patrol car could have accurately caught me, clocked me and pulled me over. Judge Yencopal told me I could come by and talk to him any time I wanted. I wasn't smart, but he was wise. In some earlier Sandstorm entry, I recall someone mentioned that the Hanford Area, and eventually more in Richland than in other nearby cities, had brought these professionals, technicians and wizards together to do their work in the most isolated hostile environment. I'd call it a true petri dish. You know it's true. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clif Edwards ('68) To: Dorris Meloeny Alred ('68) Re: Math teacher I think the fellow you are thinking of was, in fact, a gentle man. I believe his name is Calvin Gentle. He was truly a smart and good man. One of the people who really made an impression on my life was an English teacher... I can't remember her name right now for the life of me. But she inspired me to read and write. I did go on to get a BA in English, although I tried my best to minor in Public Relations and eventually went into that field; sort of. I am a sales rep in the swimming pool and spa industry and have been so for over 20 years. It is a curious mix of public relations, English, and psychology. I have always enjoyed writing and have been in a couple groups doing creative things. Last year I was able, unfortunately, to write in a group of cancer survivors. Our work was put on the stage with professional actors and we all had to act a small part. It was really frightening but well worth it. Now I find myself in the same situation again, only there isn't a writing group this time. Things look pretty good and I will persevere, but I am very afraid right now. The cool part is I am taking a brand new cancer drug called Gleevec and it is supposed to cure leukemia without losing time on the job or personally. A big change from the last time when I lost two years to getting well. Oh, well, I just keep going. If anyone remembers the English teacher's name please let me know. Was it Nadine Brown? That just popped into my head. Weird. Peace, -Clif Edwards ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf (68) Re: Mr. Gentle To: Dorris Meloeny Alred (68) I remember the "gentle" math teacher you described. Actually, his name was Mr. Gentle! I'm sure lots of people will write in remembering him. He was a good teacher even I learned from him. Does anyone remember a student teacher Mr. Gentle had? I don't remember his name, just that he went the extra mile helping me after class with some portion I found particularly rough. Nice guy. You said "Back then we did tracking" What was "tracking"? -Fran Teeple Wolf (68) ~ Spokane, WA - where the trees are gold, the geraniums and the petunias are blooming and it's 40 to 55 degrees ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) I think that the math teacher you might be thinking of is Calvin Gentle. -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Matt Crowley ('75) Re: Women's clothing store To: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) There was a Hughes clothing store on the GWWay side of Uptown. I remember my mom occasionally used to shop there. Could that be the one you're trying to remember? -Matt Crowley ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: Dorris Meloeny Alred ('68) The math teacher you refer to is Mr. Gentle. I also had him in 74/75 for calculus. Could the other math teacher you are thinking of be Mrs. Skogen? -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darcy Doyle Hupf ('77) Re: 49er "ladies"!!??? Hey, That's my DAD you're talkin' about!!! I'm sorry, I just can't believe that he did anything so crazy. I'm STILL grounded for the things I've done that he "would NEVER do!". :) But if it is true, I'm officially off grounding! Happy 50th, mom and dad!! Love, Darcy (your favorite) -Darcy Doyle Hupf ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dawn Olson Bassett ('79WB) On most days I read through and if there is an entry from a year that I would have graduated I read it... otherwise I delete the whole thing. Well today I saw my mother's name, Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58), and when I read the entry I learned some things that I don't think that she had shared with me yet. I loved it. Thank you. -Dawn Olson Bassett ('79WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: West Richland Floods Wasn't there another flood in the late 60s/early 70s? I'm not sure if it was while I was attending 4th and 5th grade at Jason Lee, or if was after that. I lived on Butternut, just a few streets over from the "Shelter Belt". I remember standing near the intersection of Van Giesen Street and the By-Pass Highway seeing water coming up to the railroad tracks next to the highway. Re: Cherries Does anyone remember picking Cherries from the tree (just down from the Gas Light) at Howard Amon Park? I used to love climbing that tree and getting what seemed like a boat load of cherries. Re: First Snow First snow of the year in Richland, if my memory serves me right, I remember Richland getting it's first snow of the year on Halloween, (I'm not sure, but I think it happened on three different occasions). Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: water dogs All you fishermen, What the heck is a water dog? -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/01 - HALLOWEEN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Kay Weir ('37), Grace DeVincentis ('50WB) Elva McGhan ('50) and Wayne Wallace ('50) Hugh Hinson ('52), Rex Hunt ('53WB) Burt Pierard ('59), Pattie Crigler ('59) Walt Bailey ('60), Dave Switzer ('61) Jim Yount ('61), Carol Converse ('64) Maren Smyth ('63/'64), Sharon Henry ('64) Don Siemens ('67), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Merle Huesties ('72), Treg Owings ('76) Gil Gilstrap ('79), Ellen Barnes (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Correction Bert [Pierard-'59] wrote in that the original name of Amon Park was not formally named that but there was an Iron Gateway at the entrance to the park with the name AMON PARK in large letters - another thing the benevolent(?) government destroyed. The park was for a short time named John Dam Park - again by Uncle Sam - and the children of John Dam were among the people who petitioned to change the name back. John Dam and Vic Nelson owned the grocery store in Richland and the government kept it open with them running it. John went on to become a Benton County Commissioner. For a time he rented his own house back and lived in it... then it was torn down to build the Richland Laundry. It never ceased to amaze us that we who stayed a while had to rent our own houses. Any of us who said this was OUR home were looked at like some sub-breed of people. Some even said "Young lady, you know that's a lie - nobody lived here." I don't know where she thought all the trees came from. One person said she hoped the war lasted a good long time as she and her husband and two sons were sure making good money - my husband was in the Pacific war zone making $36 dollars a month. And people wondered why we were bitter. A Movie came out about the Hanford Project and the character who played FDR said to the character who played General Groves "We must be sure we deal fairly with the farmers." My brother laughed so hard he fell off his seat. Well enough already. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) To: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Re: Restaurants in Uptown I think the restaurant you were referring to before it was The Golden Lion was Ernie's. I had 2 Singapore Slings there once and got so sick that I have never been able to drink another. Also, the Tahitian was the Mixer. Someone mentioned Hurt's dress shop. Was that on the corner across from the Gaslight? If not, what was the name of that dress shop? I spent many of my GE checks there. I knew there had been a bakery in Uptown but none of my friends could remember. Thanks to the Sandstorm I found out it was Goody Good. They had the best eclairs! Sure enjoy all the nostalgia. Thanks. -Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50 WB) ~ Richland - where we are enjoying some much needed rain after all that dust last week. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wayne and Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) Thank you, Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) for the info on Bill McCormick (50-RIP). You can read his obit at Yakima Herald ~ Death notices on Oct. 26th. He was a nice classmate. We would not have known about it if we didn't have the Sandstorm. Thanks again. -Wayne and Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson ('52) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Sorry to hear about Bill McCormick ('50). He was a super individual and was a heck of a football player. Our prayers are with his family. -Hugh Hinson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Yes, please add me to the Alumni Sandstorm list... I was a part of the class of '53... but the class of '54 was also special to me. As I read the posted memories I could not help but recall so many fun times in Richland. The old youth center (donated by the Army of its enlisted men's club)... the Friday night dances held there, the pool and ping pong room. Does any one else recall the swimming hole out in the desert... created by the army or the "THE SLAB" the scene of many desert dances and beer busts and Hookie- bobbing across the parking lot after the first snow till they put in parking stall dividers. Hanging out at the Mart in hopes of someone stimulating a party. Oh, the store at the "Y" enroute to Kennewick where we could get beer and save the drive to Oregon via the old ferry barge (pre McNary days). Thanks to all for sharing so many memory floggers... I look forward to many more. -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ~ now of Hanford, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Amon Park Thanks for crediting the REAL Richlanders for the petition to change the name from Riverside Park. This is absolutely correct and is mentioned in the City Council Resolution. Your mention of Amon Park as the original name triggered a memory and sent me back to Martha Berry Parker's book, "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs & Hanford 1805-1943" (always looking for a second source). Martha Berry Parker's Book Two errors in the Tri-City Herald article are immediately apparent. The 1903 date cannot be correct since, according to Parker, W. R. Amon and his son Howard did not buy their land until July 1904. Parker doesn't say when the deeding of the land for the park occurred but she does, indeed, refer to the original park as Amon Park. A slightly younger History Nut, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) Re: Fruitcake Recipe A while back I believe there was recipe for fruitcake (I believe sold by a Richland Church). I copied it to my hard drive, but had computer problems and lost it. Am trying to refind it, but not having much luck. I looked under "Recipes" on the web site, but it wasn't there. Any suggestions/help would be appreciated. Thanks -Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Walt Bailey ('60) Re: Just a quick note from D.C. On the surface, all appears well. However, there is obvious nervousness among the natives. We are on alert. 100% ID checks at all Federal Facilities. Many road blocks. Additional military support for security measures. The bottom line: we are at WAR... it cannot be denied. -Walt Bailey ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Switzer ('61) Re: Jack-o-lantern A Halloween Vision Our souls Are like The light That shines >From a great Jack-o-lantern Black vales Of fears Surround it And hide Its' loving Light That shines Into the night The vales Of fear Turn the Light Into something To be Feared Through fear Alone The light Of love Becomes The light Of the Jack-o-lantern To be Feared In the night Only through Love May the Vales of fear Be removed And turn The light Of the Jack-o-lantern Into A light Of joy Dave Switzer ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Yount ('61) Re: Local boy makes good Most of us from the class of '61 have fond memories of growing up with Fred "Gus" Gustavson. We've followed his career through the Naval Academy, finally retiring as a Rear Admiral. But now we're really PROUD!! I've just received the following from Fred and his wife Lynne: "At the end of May Gus was asked to be a judge on the TV show Junkyard Wars. It shows on The Learning Channel on Wednesday and Sunday nights. The show that Gus is in is Naval Warfare, which will air on November 7th. The show was great fun, and will pit The Law Dawgs (three Modesto, CA K-9 cops) against The Rocket Men (three NASA engineers) to see who can build the best torpedo from junkyard parts. The Junkyard Wars Fan Site is located at: 'way cool, huh? I'm sure Fred/Gus would like to know that the folks from Bomberville will be watching on November 7th. I would be happy to forward any messages on to him. -Jim Yount ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Sandi Lasater Sleater (66) The stories about Ray's Grocery Store has stirred up some memories. There was mention, by you, of the house behind the store. I remember, back in 1965 or 1966, of going to the house a few times with my to-be-husband, Lew Cosens and his brother Dennis. There was a pool table and they would play pool by the hour. I don't remember any of the people that lived in the house, but they were friends of the Cosens family. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's raining. First rain we've had in a very long time. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) Re: Bomber Birthday today, Bobbie Mattson ('64) We met in 6th grade at Christ the King and he's been making me laugh ever since... he thinks he's catching up to me!! Oh, HA!! Happy Birthday, my friend! Re: Grocery store Somebody please tell me where this Bakery/Grocery store was located??? I know it's NOT the Campbell's grocery store at Thayer and Williams -- they didn't have a bakery. Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Henry Eckert ('64) Re: Cinnamon Bear To: Missy Keeney ('59) They have the Cinnamon Bear on cd at -- under the cd's category. Barnes and Noble ordered the tapes for me before, but this is the first time I've seen cd available. -Sharon Henry Eckert ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Siemens ('67) Re: Grocery stores in the "Y"/Island View area I was reading about the stores in the "Y"/ Island View area and I have to clarify. There were 3 grocery stores, Ray's, Wild Bill's, and a small one located close to the old Buck Private store. I remember them well. I lived in the "Y" area and supplemented my allowance picking up pop and beer bottles and turning them in to the stores for money. I then spent the money on "big" candy bars that were 6 for a quarter. -Don Siemens ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) and Burt Pierard ('59) Thanks to both of you for the background on Howard Amon, the park, etc. It's very important to preserve these parts of our history, which, If I'm not mistaken, are not taught in the schools... unless I cut class that day, which is also possible. I find all the Richland/Tri-Cities history discussed on this site to be very interesting... hope it keeps coming and that somehow it's preserved for future generations. To: Shelly Williams Robillard ('84) A water dog was another name given to a salamander (or newt). They are semi aquatic, slimy, four legged creatures with long tails used by fishermen as live bait. They were especially effective for bass fishing. I have no clue where the name "water dog" came from, but that's how we knew them. To my knowledge, none were ever used as little "surprises" placed inside teacher's desks... only because I didn't think of it at the time. Hope this helps. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Merle Huesties Estrin ('72) Re: '72 Class Reunion in 2002 Does anyone know if there is a 30 year reunion in the works for the Class of '72? If not, does anyone know who I could contact to find out? You may e-mail me if you have any information. Thanks, -Merle Huesties Estrin ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: Water Dogs Water dogs are salamanders. We tried to catch them in the area of the Richland Y. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gil Gilstrap ('79) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) If my memory serves me right did we not have a little snow fall that did not stick in our 9th grade year the first day of school which would be September of '75. Maybe I'm crazy. Has anyone heard how Miss Hosack is doing? Last I heard she was not doing well. gilly 79 -Gil Gilstrap ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ellen Barnes (Bomber Mom) Re: Snow on Halloween Someone mentioned snow on Halloween and I remember one time - we had moved to Richland from North Carolina in September 1973 and lo, snow in October. We wondered what sort of place we had landed. -Ellen Barnes (Bomber Mom of John Barnes-78) - who is quite happy with the winters in Houston while I am still in Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2001 ~ November, 2001